You've got a mail

NOTE: Email is from account 레비. — regards, Revi 09:48, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations for stewardship

Hello, AmandaNP. Although I couldn't vote for full support, congratulations because you have been elected a steward by Wikimedia community. :) I hope you will do good job. Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 14:14, 26 February 2021 (UTC)


Congratulations on being elected as a Steward! All the best! JavaHurricane 16:56, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Woop woop

This is so welcome on any levels. Best of luck and thanks for sticking up your hand. See you round the traps.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:42, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Requests for comment/Ombuds Commission inactivity

Not sure if you saw this but I thought I'd mention since you were quoted.

Congratulations, by the way! Rschen7754 19:42, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, and yes I have seen, just haven't been at my best to sit down and think extremely high level. I'll likely stop by next week. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 21:17, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

You've got a mail!

MarioJump83! 01:30, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm sorry I have yet to get your email today. I'm exhausted right now and will still need time to process it. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:47, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

North korea

Hi could you please delete scn:North koreaand scn:non? This is vandalism.--Eru Rōraito (talk) 20:32, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

I can't translate North Korea well, so you might have a better chance at SRM. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:11, 8 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi again. Re this edit, User:Missmac302 needs to declare their paid editor status on every project they wish to edit in order to comply with Foundation:Terms of Use#4. Refraining from Certain Activities, except those listed at Alternative paid contribution disclosure policies. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 14:58, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

That is the Foundation's Terms of Use, not the community's. It is their job to enforce it. It is not a reason listed on Global locks and I will not take action outside of community policy. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:07, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Blocked Range

Hi AmandaNP! I've got a request from an editor using one of the IP addresses being globally blocked by you. It's and it could be a part of a blocked range ( for a long-term abuse. This IP is a dynamic address from a Ukrainian ISP provider (Kyivstar) so it seems to affect any of the users. Could you remove the block please? Thank you. --Goo3 (talk) 08:25, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Your range block at zhwiki

Hello, admin from zhwiki here, thank you for your reaching out in our community. As the text currently in log caused misunderstanding, would you please tell me your reason for blocks in English? Thank you. --Hamish 22:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Sorry I thought I had gotten clarification from another user on IRC. Basically the reason is long-term abuse. I can't specify much more than that. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:00, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Steward requests/Global/2021-05#Global lock for abusive nicknames

Hello, tell me plz, can you somehow hide these names from the user drop-down list? :) Iniquity (talk) 17:34, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Most of the names do not qualify for that level of hiding (for example you can search up my name and find a similar one). Are you looking for any user in particular to be done? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 21:33, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi! :) Such usernames are used to harass users, including to litter the list of users. These usernames should be hidden, can it be done through T&S? Iniquity (talk) 23:52, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
I will speak with other stewards to verify, but I don't think this is commonly granted without further vulgarities involved. I doubt T&S would touch this as it's a community issue. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 04:43, 14 May 2021 (UTC)


Hello. Kindly pop by IRC for a moment. Thanks --Minoraxtalk 13:00, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021


I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 26 June, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 14:04, 2 June 2021 (UTC)


Just in case, did you conduct a sleeper check? I did not find anything in the global lock log and found it quite weird that none existed, given that at least three accounts with a very similar username pattern had been created. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:18, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Yes I did. I didn't find anything further. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 09:51, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
Huh, interesting. Thanks! ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
09:51, 3 June 2021 (UTC)


Hey there! Could you grant me access for that channel? I am an OS on Wikidata (check). Thanks, Esteban16 (talk) 02:43, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Can you just message me there so I get your cloak? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 20:31, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Just confirming that was you that messaged me correct, and not someone who just saw this? (Sorry have to ask for security) -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:27, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Ok, my cloak is uid42309@user/esteban. Esteban16 (talk) 22:25, 13 June 2021 (UTC)


Hi AmandaNP, can you please grant me acces to the IRC channel #wikimedia-checkuser? I am a Checkuser on NL Wikipedia (check here; you will also see the other checkusers). The reason: My Access to the IRC channel is not available due to the migration to Libera chat. I do not use it very often though. Thanks Ellywa (talk) 08:32, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

If you could just tell me your username/cloak and message me on there, I'll get to it as soon as I have that. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:56, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi AmandaNP, this is - I think - my cloak: ~ellywa@user/ellywa . I did not find you present on IRC up to now. I looked on the WP-en channel. Perhaps its the time difference... Ellywa (talk) 12:10, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
I'm always there under AmandaNP, just not in the main channels. I have added your invite exemption to join the channel and someone will add your ACL permissions when you join. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
I'm in, thanks, Ellywa (talk) 19:19, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Please approve my request

Please see Steward requests/Global permissions I can't edit wikis other than English Wikipedia.I submitted evidence as screen sort in email. Vedbas (talk) 20:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Temporary access

Hi Amanda. Note that when you provide someone temporary access, note that you should add it here like a colleague did for you. ;-) Trijnsteltalk 06:20, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, appreciate it. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:02, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

My IP has been blocked by primefac

My account has been block by primefac administrator. My username Inyor4mr, I can't edit, create article or login to wikipedia English. I am requesting to be unblocked through wikipedia unblock request system of wikipedia English. 'Inyor4mr (talk) 11:35, 25 June 2021 (UTC)'

You've got a mail

Jonathan5566 (talk) 13:15, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Please do file any relevant concerns at SRCU. I don't take these types of cases by email. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Please lock this user:

BigDickDaddy69420Neiga appears to only be here for vandalism, and the username could be offensive to some users. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:57, 23 July 2021 (UTC)


Hi AmandaNP. Can you, please, let me know what was the meaning of including my name in the results of this CU I had requested. Thanks in advance. ǁǁǁ ǁ Chalk19 (talk) 08:04, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Your name had come up on the same very large range that the socks were on with some similar technical information. Upon further review, I doubt you have a connection to the socks, but the reason your name came up was basically because of colleterial damage. Hope this clarifies things. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:15, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Welcome to the Afrikaans Wikipedia.

Welcome and enjoy your stay! Oesjaar (talk) 18:48, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

And my friend appeared again: User:Oeiuaueioaeiuoa Oesjaar (talk) 20:36, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Non application of non consensus

Hi Amanda. I am Nanahuatl from the Turkish Wikipedia. A few weeks ago, I was blocked indefinetely. I made an objection to the blocking, an objection process has been carried and the result between the admins were 7 in favour and 6 against the block. That basically means that there is no consensus on the blocking attempt, admins can't say it's true or not. On the other hands, non-admin users had a total consensus, 29 against and 4 in favour. I am not asking for your comment on the blocking nor I make any comment/defence on that. The thing is, as you know, Wikipedia is not a democracy, we can't vote, it's a part of our first pillar etc. Despite those facts, none one of the admins are willing to take the action back. In that point, I need to ask what I should do. Regards and have a nice day.--Nanahuatl (talk) 06:51, 22 August 2021 (UTC)

I don't really have the ability to advise on trwiki matters. There is no global Arbitration Committee that reviews blocks, and stewards are only meant to help maintain communities, not make decisions for them. So it's all up the users on that wiki with how to proceed at this point. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:46, 22 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi again. No, I don't ask you to advice or make a comment, I think I couldn't express myself well. So I am going to ask some questions directly (questions in general):
  1. Since "Wikipedia is not democracy" and that's among our pillars, is it correct to say "6 users against, 7 users in favor, so that's the final decision"?
  2. If there's no consensus on any matter, should we just count the votes?
  3. If no, shouldn't we just take a decision/action back?

As I said, they are just questions in general.--Nanahuatl (talk) 02:04, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

(random user here who spotted this in recent changes) For question 1, the answer depends. Since WMF projects (not just Wikipedia) work on consensus, not democracy, the whole community needs to be okay with it, or at least around 80% of the community. For question 2, then yes, you do count the votes, however, it still works based on consensus. So for example if there's 5 supports with no reason and just a "Support [username] [time]", but 3 opposes with really good explanation to why, the minority 3 may as well overturn the consensus. For your third question, that depends by wiki, and I'm not sure how it works on trwiki. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 05:39, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi @SHB2000:. Thanks for your response and answers. I personally agree with all, and I support all. Trwiki also says the same things. The thing is, none of the admins are willing to say "we are agreed on there's no consensus between admins" (non-admin users have already, as I mentioned in my first paragraph) and are willing to take the action. That's the issue here :D The decision is being made "only" by counting votes (the number only, not the rationales) and I keep saying the same things over and over again. And there's no way to make an objection becase most of them (except one opposing admin) just ignored my explainations, no responses at all, no answers, nothing... Anyway, the result is "no consensus" basically but no one is taking an action. And me, with half million edits and 90+ good/featured content (I don't know if it's a Wikipedia record but it is for the Trwiki for sure) just waiting an admin to show up hopelessly. I believe in this project and that's why I keep trying and trying.--Nanahuatl (talk) 05:57, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
trwiki admins have been in the controversy this week. You might want to have a look at Requests for comment/Why is automatic indefinite blocks allowed on Turkish Wikipedia? (which is a similar controversy with trwiki's block system). SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 07:24, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
@SHB2000:, it's a bot-admin that makes such indefinite blocks for some filters. I have witnessed many mistakes, although, I have no idea how it works or what's the algorithm. I knew that our blocking policy was out of date (never had a big change since its application in 2006-2007) and I personally translated it from the English Wikipedia (well, most of it) with the support of some users and proposed it to our community. Not just that, also created the "banning policy" (we didn't have) and the "disruptive editing" policy (we didn't have either) to be proposed (I have to admit of the personal efforts of two other users in those pages, maybe even more than me, I just made the "groundbreaking" and together we had those texts). A funny note, most of the admins that are involved to my blocking "voting" didn't even make any comment on that policy proposal (I even mentioned on them so we can have their opinions which are important, only 5 of 25 admins shared their opinions).
To solve all of those issues and "make the Turkish Wikipedia again", at this point, I only kindly ask to a steward or some stewards to answer three questions I have asked. Becase it's obvious that there is no consensus between the admins (not the mention that the last 4 comments came in the last 24 hours, or, 4 of them were just inactive for months and became inactive again after they "voted", but that's an inside issue) and none of them is willing to take the responsibility and act. All I need is that someone to encourage them to apply "no consensus" decision, that's all. Not making any pressure, just to say that's normal, and it should be like that, and that's among the pillars of Wikipedia :)--Nanahuatl (talk) 09:23, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Also, it's not a bot admin, but I believe it's the Abuse filter. The filter also thinks me renaming files are considered vandalism.
You could start an RfC if you want about the issues with trwiki, where non stewards and tr admins themselves will have to say something. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 09:28, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Can be @SHB2000:, I am not really familiar with the bots so I stay away usually make comments on how they or should work :D For the RfC, I have thoght about it, but the thing is, those activities can be (and actualy do!) considered as "trolling" for some Trwiki users (yes, including some admins). And I really don't want to give that image, I just want Trwiki admins to do their responsibility under the policies of Wikipedia, and I don't really take times of the users who are willing to contribute to the encyclopedia during their limited time in here. Already 6 or 7 of our active (really active ones) members declared that they don't want to contribute under these circumstances, and I feel responsible of that. Also feeling reponsible of the time that I made wasted for the Trwiki. Only 1 of the supporting users were actually responded to the community, and another one after the "voting" (i keep saying voting because it is, even though it shouldn't be). Most of the Trwiki admins already ignored me, us (except one message of the blocking admin, only 2 of 25 admins responded what I said, and 1 more after the process, and minus 6 admins who were saying that the action was wrong of course), and there's no reason for not to continue that ignorance. Even right now, I am taking your time and Amanda's time here and I don't really want that.--Nanahuatl (talk) 09:53, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Don't worry about taking our time. We're all volunteers here. We all do this because we're passionate about improving free knowledge around the world, whether it comes to a dictionary, an encyclopedia, a cookbook or a travel guide, whatever it is. I once took a big block of Amanda's time when it came to a bunch of sock accounts last month, but it's for the better of promoting free knowledge. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 09:59, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the support @SHB2000: (the idea, not me personally). I also believe in this project, I wouldn't spend 12 years for more than half million edits if I weren't. Even as we speak, 4 of the 8 active feature article nominations were started by me (I don't claim the ownership of them obviously :). All I want to contribute to this wonderful project and that's why I try harder and harder. It only makes me upset that my intentions can not be seen and understood.--Nanahuatl (talk) 10:06, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Not sure if there's anything for tr, but from what I know, the Simple English Wikipedia is full of editors who are banned on the English Wikipedia (such as for sockpuppetry, vandalism or some unusual reasons like w:WP:CIR or w:WP:NOTHERE). It's quite clear that there's many who want to positively contribute, but end up getting blocked for really unusual reasons or even just simple mistakes. As an admin on voy, I've been summoned to the English Wikipedia for good faith unblocks (with one unusual reason being blocked for trouting another user) SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 10:14, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
@SHB2000:, the thing is, admins there are not encouraged enough, I believe. The blocking is being used as a punishment rather than to win the user, according to my observations. That's why I fully renovated the blocking policy, so we can all understand the "soul" of blocking and banning. Me myself too, I learnt a lot while I was creating that policy, I literally learnt more about the soul and real purposes of blocking :) And I can't imagine the things that admins can learn and expand their visions, as it happened to me. The biggest problem is when an admin makes a mistake (not telling this one specifically), it's too difficult to take back that action or if they are so much, to warn or have any kind of sanctions against the admin. They can make mistakes, non-admin users can make mistakes, we have to look for good faith and the sake of Wikipedia, that's all.--Nanahuatl (talk) 18:22, 23 August 2021 (UTC)


Where should I go if I wanted to lock an account? I don't want to lock this account; I'd like to lock some other accounts that I used for other Wikimedia projects. However, I would like to stick to one account now. CheatCodes4ever (talk) 11:00, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

We don't usually lock accounts upon request. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:18, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Why not? CheatCodes4ever (talk) 22:26, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

It prevents logging in if you ever want any of the back, plus, it's not within the spirit of the locking procedure. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:07, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Alright, fine. CheatCodes4ever (talk) 21:18, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

Cross-wiki persecution


Please, block globally Special:CentralAuth/Куявіус, and hide his attacks on me in EnWiki. --Mykola7 (talk) 14:14, 11 October 2021 (UTC)


Hi! I'm russian admin. My question about Special:CentralAuth/Ergoldinka. She did not do anything except wikification (this is our typical assignment for beginners). She is not a bot, and there are not any spam in her contribution. Lesless (talk) 11:32, 19 October 2021 (UTC)

Global userpage

Is there a way I can have a global userpage? CheatCodes4ever (talk) 00:11, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

@CheatCodes4ever: You have a global user page  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:25, 6 November 2021 (UTC)


Hello, AmandaNP. Could you please delete this (User:Kadıköylü/global.js)? The code is not correct. Kind regards.--Kadıköylü (talk) 19:13, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Probably vote-stacking is reshown on szywiki

Fyi, on szy:Wikipitiya:Request for adminship, two   Confirmed group of user accounts are still voting together for their two RFAs, I've heard that after that SRCU request that had past some months, we didn't blocked, nor global locked their sock accounts. I warned one of them but still nothing helps on refrain them from doing so, now what to do? Just file a SRG or start a global RFC on judging their more behaviors? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:33, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

@AmandaNP: ? Is there any matter from your part on not able to make any responds? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:28, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
I did issue some local blocks just the other day. SRG would not be the place to handle this situation right now. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:05, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

reason for blocked account

This is regarding the globally blocked account "cure wish tarun".

I have no connection with that account, but I am asking because I want to avoid the mistakes done by the user. I can see only 8 minor edits made by the user on hindi wikipedia. Is that the reason for global block? Shantanuo (talk) 05:44, 10 February 2022 (UTC)

They were spamming a link to an external site of theirs. That's why they got locked. -- Amanda (she/her) 14:45, 10 February 2022 (UTC)

Re global block for Animal-Jumping-2

Hello. Are you able to provide more information on Animal-Jumping's other locked accounts (number/list of socks)? They were engaging in anti-vandalism work, and I have been approached by members of the yuewiki community concerned about the lock. H78c67c (talk) 23:10, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

@H78c67c: It was a result of many accounts. A sample list is located below and does not include them all:
and that is just from one IP. The list does go on. There are 30 accounts total on another range. A good portion have been blocked on zh_yuewiki. -- Amanda (she/her) 23:58, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
Hi Amanda, I am not sure if they are doing some activities for Meat Puppeting or similar. An account like HGSS S11674 had just created and writes back to one of Animal Jumping's user talk page "to congratulate Animal Jumping is being globally locked", those are the activities concerned from the Cantonese Wikipedia community as well. Shinjiman (talk) 04:01, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
@Shinjiman: That account comes from the same range as Animal Jumping 2, just with a different mobile device. So it could still be them. -- Amanda (she/her) 04:08, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
@AmandaNP: Accordings the findings from Animal-Jumping-2's contributions, most of them are edited by Wikiplus or Twinkle (and only a few edits are done by mobile web edit), however the accounts besides Animal-Jumping-2 were using the mobile web edit for most cases. Although it comes from the same range, it maybe possibly shared by a same service provider from its finding. Is there's any other findings to prove that Animal-Jumping-2 belongs to the group of editors? Shinjiman (talk) 07:23, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
@Shinjiman: The initial group that I listed are actually all   Confirmed to each other. They use the same device on a single residential IP (where no one else contributes) and mobile IP range. It's very clear they are the same person. The only one that was using a different device was HGSS S11674. So there is absolutely no doubt that everyone but HGSS S1174 is the same person. I also had @Operator873:, another steward, review my findings. -- Amanda (she/her) 09:13, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

About हेमा राज रन्डी

Hi! AmandaNP , I requested to ban these members globally Steward requests/Global but you did not lock them globally and put the mold of complete why so?. In this, you were putting a Sockpuppet template on the page of some member from the IP, while not login with the User account, So I removed its edits, then started abusing me and my mother, I have been abusing her even after removing the edits, I am a volunteer on Hindi Wikipedia, I complained about this to a manager of the wiki , but alas they didn't answer me and the manager doesn't work on my wiki , Sir what is my fault in this that I am being abused by mother? I was just doing my work sir I am currently very disappointed about this topic and one thing this account is a puppet account of a global level blocked. I am very disappointed and I hope justice from you because you are a Wikimedia steward, you can do anything, will you give me justice, Otherwise I will have to tell this to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and strict action will be taken against that IP, but if I do, Hindi may face dangers, which I do not want. .Please do something. Thanks. Aviram7 | ✎  08:41, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

They are locked globally already by another Steward. You are just not able to see that they are locked because the username has been hidden. -- Amanda (she/her) 13:14, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
This is a good news for me, thank you Sir. Aviram7 | ✎  02:24, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

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Requesting help for AbuseFilter actions

Hello Amanda, there are so many request pages that I am a little lost. I would like to do two things:

  • Hide a few AbuseFilter log lines from public view (I made tests and did not realize that they would contain my private information),
  • Configure AbuseFilter on a wiki so that abusefilter-log and abusefilter-view apply to autoconfirmed users, not everyone.

Can you please tell me who to contact in order to do that, and if a community discussion is needed first? Huñvreüs (talk) 12:56, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

You should be able to hide abusefilter log entries yourself on the wiki. This would only apply to administrators though. If you need the log oversighted, please contact us. As for the changing who can view the edit filter logs, I know you would have to make a request through Phabricator, but i'm not sure it will be approved, and i'm not sure if it will require community consensus. -- Amanda (she/her) 13:41, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
Hiding from regular users is enough, but I can’t find how to do that, or a documentation on this particular topic. Could you please tell me how to hide a log entry? Huñvreüs (talk) 14:20, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
So I just had clarified for me that you either have to revdel the actual revision (if it was even allowed) or it has to be oversighted. So just go ahead and contact us at the link I gave above with the ones with your private info. -- Amanda (she/her) 14:33, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
Email sent, thanks. Huñvreüs (talk) 14:44, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Request for GL for Alka Noopur

Dear AmandaNP , Alka Noopur is suspect Account of Adam Chaco , so I Request to you please globally lock this Account. Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 16:29, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

  Done -- Amanda (she/her) 16:42, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
AmandaNP thanks a lot for this fastly Action. Regards Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 16:49, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
Dear AmandaNP, An IP operated by Adam Chaco he vandalism on User:Aviram7/Basic Information and User:Aviram7/Intro continuously Is doing abuses , they vandalized my Aviram7 on English Wikipedia today, User talks are semi-Protected for 2 days, they are now on meta he vandalizing these pages, and he is carrying out vandalism and abuses by changing the IP again and again, you are requested to do something..Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 08:51, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
I have globally blocked the IP address for 3 days. Unfortunately, I can't block the entire range as there would be a fair amount of colleterial. If they continue, you can always immediately report it to any steward on IRC instead of waiting for me to wake up or become available. That way they can be stopped early. That's sadly all I can offer. -- Amanda (she/her) 10:05, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
That's great ! Ok Dear AmandaNP The next time they vandalize or abuse me from Ip by Adam Chacko, I will directly and fastest through IRC complain to you or other stewards if you are proactive, thank you very much for answering me.Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 11:41, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Dear AmandaNP, I'm sorry I don't know the usage of IRC,An Ip Re -Opreated by Adam Chacko and that on my Aviram7 on the Hindi wikipedia, but on अलका नूपुर is repeatedly threatening to withdraw the repatriation and a User whose name Officialdivyang is a Sockpuppet account of Nishadlalit4 , that article from the AfD template Deleting, if possible, semi-protect my User talk forever, otherwise it will keep bugging me because the list of steward is showing only 5 Administrator active in the list, but in reality they are Currently not active.Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 06:02, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
  Dealt with. -- Amanda (she/her) 00:58, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
@Dear AmandaNP Thanks a lot for Helping Me Again  .Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 01:20, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Philipppontoppidan group

Hi! Thank you for answering this request, but this IP continues to spread global spam, especially on and Wikidata. I think It needs to be blocked too. --HVL talk 19:56, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

I have blocked it for two weeks now. -- Amanda (she/her) 19:59, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Request fo GL for ADDYBOT

Dear AmandaNP, I made a bot 3 months ago, but I am just now learning how to run the bot, almost I will probably take about 2 years to run that bot on Hindi Wikipedia and give bot rights to the bot, kindly request you Let's lock my bot globally because I don't need it right now.Regards Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 13:28, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Self requested locks are rarely done, and when they are the are considered permanent and irreversible. Since you intend to use the account in the future, I will not lock it. -- Amanda (she/her) 13:35, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
Dear AmandaNP But I will use it on Hindi wikipedia only after 2 years now,Can you lock it for 2 years? Will I again request you to unlock it globally when I need this bot.Regards.Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 14:22, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
As I mentioned, we don't reverse self requested locks. As in it would remain locked forever. I have to decline a lock if you are going to use it in the future. -- Amanda (she/her) 14:24, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
Dear AmandaNP, It's okay, but can you give my bot 2FA rights I Please See This Can you complete this request?. Regards Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 14:41, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

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Hi Amanda, thank you for the information about User:Color Actor the other day. I've been thinking about this because it was hard for me to believe ja:LTA:HEATHROW and ja:LTA:ELLS were the same person, but there might be a possibility that ELLS was masking his/her IP address(es) as HEATHROW's, using proxies. This is because ELLS often uses VPNs and HEATHROW's IPs are everywhere in the block log. If Color Actor's IPs revealed by CU have been blocked before with an explicit declaration of LTA:HEATHROW, this may be the case, as far as I'm concerned.

Just thought I'd talk to you. Thanks again. --Dragoniez (talk) 19:27, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

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GLAM School is a project by AvoinGLAM to chart out, uncover, and support practices that help GLAM professionals, GLAM-Wiki volunteers, Open GLAM advocates and others to be more empowered to contribute to Wikimedia and other open projects. In 2022 we are conducting surveys, chats, and interviews across organizations and networks involved in providing Open Access to cultural heritage. This page lists the questions that are used in the survey and the interviews.

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The blocked users in the Sakizaya community

Good day AmandaNP,

I am iyumu, a Wikimedian from Taiwan currently working for Paiwan Wikimedians User Group and helping other communities of Taiwanese indigenous languages. I've just recieved messages from Sakizaya users that their accounts are blocked because of "swifting ip" which is considered inappropriate acts on wiki. It was found last year when I tried to help the Sakizaya community to vote for their own admin. However, for I know, the "ip" is the same only because 海螺先生 and 龍眼村長 are in the same house (they're from the same family). And the community are actually very small (total population of Sakizaya speakers are only about 1,000). So for now, I would like to know if the block can be canceled? And next, how I can help them with their contribution in the future? For example, do I need to tell them, if people are in the same house or office sharing the same ip, they share only one account? Thank you.iyumu   09:30, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

The problem is, is I didn't just find the two users you mentioned, I found several more accounts. Please see this. I would need a little better explanation as to why I found all of these accounts. -- Amanda (she/her) 12:36, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Probably Adam Chacko is back

Dear AmandaNP , Adam Chacko Then it's back, probably in the name of सूर्यकमल , I don't know but it has undone my edits on अलका नूपुर , please You do something.Regards   Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 15:09, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Dear AmandaNP thanks a lot for globally lock LTA of Adam Chacko, but you remove pending change protection on अलका नूपुर but this page is semi-protected Currently but I requested to you please fully protect this page.Regards   Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 16:02, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
The semi protection has not had a chance to work yet, because pending changes protection is on. Fully protecting the page would make it so that you couldn't even edit it, which would be an extreme measure. Lets try semi-protection for now. -- Amanda (she/her) 16:04, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Dear AmandaNP , that's Great! But adam chacko will come back to edit a few days later and his edits tell him that he is adam chacko, and sadly there is no tool on wikipedia that automatically checks the edits of a Sockpuppet account forever, but I'm glad you're standing by my side to help me.Regards   Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 16:14, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Dear AmandaNP , Adam Chacko Then it's back, probably in the name of Adam Chacko, Please see Adam Chacko.Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 07:40, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

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Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing!

I have made a couple of small modifications to the existing text and added one new section. I hope you would be willing to have a look at those.

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Request for Gl for History quester

Dear AmandaNP , A User named History quester is making racist edits on articles on Hindi Wikipedia, gives a reverse warning on deleting its edits and undoing the edit, please you Do something, please lock this member globally.Regards.   Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 14:13, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

That does not fall into the reasons of why I can globally lock someone. You would need to have them blocked on multiple different wikis first. -- Amanda (she/her) 17:33, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Minimum voting requirements

Hello Amanda,

In Steward requests/Permissions/Minimum voting requirements for a permanent administrator, I found this:

  • The candidate must obtain at least 80% support.
  • Any opposition requires a full discussion.

The local rules in the Breton Wikipedia require 75% support and a discussion is not required in any case. Does this mean, since we don’t have bureaucrats, that we have to change our rules? Also, does it mean that oppositions must be discussed in English, or do we need to translate them before filing the request, since a discussion in Breton is probably not very helpful to a steward? Huñvreüs (talk) 18:54, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

I guess it would all depend on the policy if it was adopted by consensus. I tried to look at br:Wikipedia:Melestrerien for the latest policy, but I couldn't find it. I would try not to override local consensus if it exists. A vote does not have to be in English either, though a steward may have some difficulty reading it. Using symbols like   Support and   Oppose can often help with that. -- Amanda (she/her) 19:34, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Wow, I had no idea we had such an outdated page! The correct one is br:Wikipedia:Merourien, I will fix the redirect from br:Wikipedia:Administrators since this is probably how you got there. As far as I know, the policy was decided by the former bureaucrat, Neal. These are the rules he applied, so we just kept them even after he went away. What I want to avoid here is someone getting 76% of the votes and not being made a sysop: if this can happen, it would probably be better to switch to 80%. Also, locally, for those 75%, neutral votes count the same as opposes. This is weird, and it was contested, but so far it has not changed. Huñvreüs (talk) 19:47, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
We normally would not count neutral votes as part of the opposes. Maybe this might be better to get some wider attention at the stewards' noticeboard for those who know more about permission granting than I do. -- Amanda (she/her) 00:26, 4 May 2022 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Huñvreüs (talk) 08:19, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

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How to request my unblock?

I'm currently blocked permanently in Mongolian Wikipedia, for doing machine-translation, which I don't think I've done. How to request my unblock? Enkhsaihan2005 (talk) 03:50, 10 May 2022 (UTC)