Probably not a good idea to add non-SUL wikis to global watchlistEdit

There are good reasons why those wikis are non-SUL. One might consider them "air-gapped" from the rest of Wikimedia projects. The separate account required to access a non-SUL wiki may not be identical to the username/global account that accesses the SUL wikis, and for security reasons they require a different password than one would use on the main global account. Most of these wikis contain non-public information, including non-public personal information. As a member of multiple non-SUL wikis at present, and even more in the past, I can say quite honestly that any hypothetical value in including them in the global watchlist is greatly outweighed by the security risks involved. Those individuals who have an account on a non-SUL wiki can set preferences for email notifications of changes (at least on most of those wikis), and that is a much more secure way of handling watchlist-type information. Risker (talk) 16:50, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

I expressed my reservations to Danny before, but I want to second @Risker's comment anyway. This is well said, and I fully share the thoughts in the comment., Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:55, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
I agree. The privates wikis are intentionally separate from the SUL farm. There are a scant few that might be useful to have in Global Watchlist, such as Wikitech, but I can only assume there are technical challenges here given it requires a separate set of credentials to query it. You would need the user to manually provide a watchlist token, and/or login to the non-SUL wiki through OAuth or something. From a user experience perspective this seems non-ideal, too. MusikAnimal talk 17:02, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
@Risker I understand the potential security issues, which is why if there was support for adding non-SUL wikis the first thing I was going to do is get approval from the security team before moving forward. DannyS712 (talk) 21:30, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi DannyS712, I was pretty sure you understood the issues. The purpose of publicly posting this is that...well, memories are short, and it's worthwhile to articulate reasons for decisions so that when the same question comes up a few years down the road, we already have some record of discussion and decision-making. I know you're aware of the concept of perennial proposals from your work in a lot of different areas. Risker (talk) 16:33, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi DannyS712! We have discussed this in the German Arbcom as well and most of us would not like to use the global watchlist for non-SUL wikis, since this wikis are intentionally non-SUL (i.e. you can use different passwords, 2FAs, etc) and because of privacy reasons. Best regards, --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:12, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

About os.wikiEdit

Znauri (Qornisi) is part of Georgia and now is occupied by Russia, and there is non-recognized republic South Ossetia, I have made change in this page, I have just written that it's territory of Georgia but administrator of has reverted my edit and now I am not able to edit this page because this user has defensed this page, please help me --ჯეო (talk) 10:31, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

@ჯეო what exactly are you asking me to do? I don't know the relevant information nor the language - it looks like the protection is temporary though DannyS712 (talk) 10:47, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
I am asking you for help cause there is no freedom in and it's just place for separatism, there is not any neutral article about occupied regions and that's why I am asking you for help, I am asking you for help becuase administrator of is not listening to me and he is still making this project more and more unneutral, and the last reason why am asking to you, because it always works to admin of and after message of administrator of meta he became more neutral and give me permission to made this edit which made some pages neutral and not full of separatism--ჯეო (talk) 10:50, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Well if the only reason you made this request was to get their attention, thats fine, but if you want my help, what exactly should I do? I don't think this is the correct forum to get help (my individual talk page) since I'm not active on that wiki --DannyS712 (talk) 10:51, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

With ideas and developments around you, you can teach and promote the path of happiness (the great devil) to both us and them. Ghahramantabriz1368 (talk) 01:13, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Only English translationEdit

Could you explain this? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:00, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4 no idea, removed the limitation now DannyS712 (talk) 19:07, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Broken template at SRGEdit

I tested around a bit, and it seems that there is some unexpected behaviour with a parameter check. Compare the following:

[{{fullurl:User:*(kt)*-t"-t"=1"}} *(kt)*-t"-t"=1"]

[{{fullurl:User:*(kt)*-t"-t"=1"}} {{#if:{{{hidename|}}}|<abbr title="name hidden">''name hidden''</abbr>|*(kt)*-t"-t"=1"}}]

While the first one renders fine, the second one appears to add an extra linebreak before the link title (thus resulting in the * character to be interpreted as a bullet list marker)? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
21:27, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Not sure why, sorry DannyS712 (talk) 21:48, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
At least I figured out that apparently the * character is the culprit.
foo {{#if:{{{1|}}}||*}} bar
is a minimal example where the star character is misinterpreted as a bullet point. Do you think I should submit a Phabricator ticket? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:57, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
If there isn't an existing one about that, then sure DannyS712 (talk) 20:08, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Actually, I have just found phab:T28781, though that suggests this had already been fixed once (apparently {{REVISIONUSER}} has been forgotten when fixing this back in 2011). I'll add a comment to the task. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:16, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Heh, immediately merged into phab:T14974. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:33, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Marking Wikiproject:Antispam for translationEdit


Could you please mark for translation Wikiproject:Antispam, Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam, Wikiproject:Antispam/Contacts and Wikiproject:Antispam/Archives please? Sorry if there is a dedicated place to ask that: I could not find it.

Best, — Jules* Talk 17:18, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

@Jules* FWIW, I would suggest transcluding a (translatable) header on the talk page, or else the page would need to be re-marked for translation each time someone makes a post. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:35, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @1234qwer1234qwer4, I will do that. So it will be Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam/Header instead. — Jules* Talk 18:39, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Done, I think - generally requests can be made at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat if you don't know a specific translation admin, but I'm happy to help DannyS712 (talk) 22:37, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! :) — Jules* Talk 23:03, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Can you mark for translation Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam/Header too please? — Jules* Talk 10:31, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Hello DannyS712. Is it possible to mark Requests for comment/Wikimedia Enterprise for translation, please? Best, — Jules* Talk 09:02, 17 August 2021 (UTC)
@Jules* I don't think that page should be translated, and reverted your addition of translate tags. RFCs are not usually added to the translation system because the are discussions and so would need to constantly be re-marked for translation after each contribution, or there would be a warning about missing changed, and there is limited benefits to translating the background if the entire discussion will be in users' own language rather than translated too DannyS712 (talk) 09:42, 17 August 2021 (UTC)
OK, I understand; thanks for explanation. — Jules* Talk 09:44, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Congrats to #1000Edit

You just signed as #1000 to the open letter about the branding, congratulations for starting off the forth digit   Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 17:17, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, I might have been waiting to intentionally be #1000 :) --DannyS712 (talk) 17:39, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

My rightsEdit

I ask you to return the rights you removed earlier. I stopped making transfers, so you can give me my rights back. Владимир Меланхолин (talk) 07:28, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

You don't appear to be editing much anymore - only 2 edits since July, this request and an edit to your user page. I don't see how autopatrol would help, since there aren't many edits to patrol, so I'm not going to add the rights back, sorry. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:13, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Worship the Great DevilEdit

Doesn't this sect want to grow in Iran? Ghahramantabriz1368 (talk) 01:04, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

I will wait for my friends and allies to meet with authority in the front row. Long live the great devil Ghahramantabriz1368 (talk) 01:24, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

@Ghahramantabriz1368 ??? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:20, 26 November 2021 (UTC)



I am a representative of the site layboard,com. This is a service for finding jobs abroad that is focused on Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian citizens.

To make the source popularized, several outbound links from Wikipedia have been posted.

On July 3, 2020, you (user DannyS712) blocked the site for spreading spam. Here is the report

Have we done such harm to Wikipedia by posting those 12 links??? Don't we even deserve to be mentioned in the online encyclopedia??? After all, they write about us on external news resources. Here they are, you can see:

We also have a mobile app that is spread into Google Play. There it is:

We have many years of experience in this field and we are one of the leaders in our industry.

If we really broke all possible rules, then why didn't you remove similar links to other commercial sites? In the article you removed, but you left See this in screenshot Why is this site better than ours?

Explain please, what Wikipedia rules did you follow?

DannyS712, please, remove from the Spam blacklist Wikimedia.

Please, restore the only link on or on some other page.

Doesn't Layboard deserve it?

Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Layboardcom (talk) 11:49, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

This was already declined at Special:Diff/22518432 (though that came after the request here, it was in the correct place for such requests, the spam blacklist talk page, and I agree with the declining) --DannyS712 (talk) 10:29, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Request for removing a blockEdit

Hi DannyS712, could you please remove my block for Requests for comment/Should the Foundation call itself Wikipedia? This conflict is a long time ago and the block surely is not needed anymore. Furthermore (and that is the main reason for my request) I think this block prevents me from using the Wikipedia Library. Chaddy (talk) 16:15, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

Du kannst Dich auch per Mail um einen Zugang bewerben, hat bei mir auch geklappt. Ich bin bie Phab und MediaWiki gesperrt, weil ich den Propagandisten von unerwünschten Dingen zu sehr auf die Nerven gegangen bin, und auch einen Lügner deutlich als solchen bezeichnet hatte. Den Zugang habe ich trotzdem erhalten.
Aber diese Sperre für eine schon lange nicht mehr bearbeitete Seite ist in der Tat eher superfluide. Im Sperrlogbuch steht's sowieso weiter drin ;) Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 17:52, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
@Chaddy given how long its been, I'm willing to remove the block, if you agree that you won't make any edits to the page going forward too - you have to agree that the close was proper --DannyS712 (talk) 21:31, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
The page was closed far more than a year ago. Of course I won't make any edits to this page now or in future. Chaddy (talk) 00:25, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
Okay, just double checking since you were originally blocked for editing the page after it was closed.   Removing --DannyS712 (talk) 00:52, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
@Chaddy   Done --DannyS712 (talk) 00:56, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank you Chaddy (talk) 00:58, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Autorollbackglobal script for past editsEdit

hello @DannyS712, I am using autorollbackglobal for a while and I thought we should have same script for past edits of the blatant not so good edits and page creations. So that we can tag all the articles creations and revert the edits globally. When one has identified the edits as harmful. Current script only works for live and future edits/page creations. But I was hoping that if there was something which can be used to mark past page creations for deletion and revert to edits globally? Thanks in advance QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 00:22, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

Sorry, but I'm not sure I would find such a script useful, so its unlikely I would work on it myself DannyS712 (talk) 01:43, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for your response QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 11:07, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

Question regarding a scriptEdit

Hello, I have a question: I tried to add a modified version of wikt:MediaWiki:Gadget-PatrollingEnhancements.js to my commons.js file here on Meta, but it seems that it isn't working here despite working well on Wiktionary. Do you know why and how to fix this? —Svārtava (t/u) • 16:07, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

@Svartava no idea, sorry, its not a script I'm familiar with DannyS712 (talk) 16:42, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

title blacklist overrideEdit

Hi. As an administrator, you should have been able to just used the override at Special:CreateAccount.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:28, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

@Billinghurst here, yes, but I needed to create a bot account on wikitech, which uses the global blacklist but has separate accounts. I tried to see if someone could grant me adminship for a few minutes to be able to override the blacklist, but that didn't work out, so I just disabled the rules while creating the account on wikitech. DannyS712 (talk) 01:08, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
Ah that makes sense. Think that they are doing administration over there differently. My "Content administrators" doesn't allow that level of override.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:15, 26 March 2022 (UTC)