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Hello Hoo, when I block someone without selecting one of the pre-defined block reasons "Other:" is added, see for example this block log. I'm not sure, but it might be related to User:Snowolf/GS delete.js. Can you please fix this? Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 18:17, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice, I didn't test this enough...   Done - Hoo man (talk) 18:28, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
It's certainly better, but now it adds a smiley (i.e., a colon and a space). See the entry of '18 jan 2013 20:34' in this block log. Mathonius (talk) 19:37, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
  Done, again :P - Hoo man 19:45, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Mathonius (talk) 19:52, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Bot: autopatrolled at ar.wikisource

Hi Hoo man, I wish to notify you that your bot now has autopatrolled flag at ar.wikisource. --Lanhiaze (talk) 22:17, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks... good news :) - Hoo man (talk) 22:29, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Hoo User Page Bot at Wikivoyage (en)

Hello. I'm just informing you that Hoo User Page Bot on English Wikivoyage has been blocked. All scripts on Wikivoyage (en) must be nominated and approved before they may be used. Please see: Wikivoyage:Script nominations to nominate your bot and Wikivoyage:Script policy for our policy concerning bots. Thanks! Also, just a couple of notes: 1)since the bot has been blocked (only able to edit "User talk" page), you will need to create a personal account (or edit synonymously) to nominate the bot and 2)a response to this is best discussed at voy:User talk:Hoo User Page Bot (both for the WV community and since I don't regularly check activity on Meta). Thanks for understanding this issue concerning our policies. AHeneen (talk) 02:21, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Replied locally... sad to have another wiki I'm not serving - Hoo man (talk) 03:04, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
It appears that they've unblocked and given it a flag. --Rschen7754 08:27, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Tagger on userpages

On Firefox (and Safari), I don't see the tagger in the top right of User:PiRSquared17/Sandbox8. Tested in MonoBook and in Vector. Can you replicate this? πr2 (tc) 04:35, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I tried it several times but I can't reproduce this. Is this still an issue? - Hoo man (talk) 21:34, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I just figured it out. It was because MediaWiki:Gadget-blocktab.js is broken. So sorry! Now it works fine. :) πr2 (tc) 21:40, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Great :) - Hoo man (talk) 21:46, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

hello! excuse me, please, for bothering you. just a thought: is it possible to create global user talk pages using softredirects, not 'usual' ones? it appears to be a broken one if it is left like here [1] --antanana 08:16, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Bot at pt.wikivoyage

Your bot there was not approved and also not flagged. I'm not blocking the bot for now but please ask for the flag and approval. Gusta (talk) 21:09, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

  Done, the bot will never touch ptwikivoyage again... if it does let me know that's an unwanted bug then. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 21:31, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Removed from bot's blacklist. Will try to get a flag for the bot. Gusta (talk) 21:49, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I don't think that community thinks that the bot shouldn't run there. Some people even wanted it to be flagged. Hoo, do you think the bot can run on the project with no flag? If you think it needs flag, it should be given with no problem (per my understanding of what I read on a discussion related).—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 01:47, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

I don't care whether the bot has a flag on any wiki or not (and never did). And I'm not going to requests flags myself either. If a project decides to only allow flagged bots they either have to give my bot a flag by themselves or I'll stop editing that wiki (that's why I eg. never edited enwikinews). So it's up to the local project to decide whether and how they want my bot (in this case it seems like ptwikivoyage doesn't allow unflagged bots so I'm not going to edit that wiki until someone gives me a flag there). I'm doing this because I sadly just don't have much time to spend on this project - Hoo man (talk) 04:07, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Unflagged bots are not disallowed on It seems to be a misunderstood.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 04:23, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Hoo man, we talked at IRC, you can operate your bot normally, i just said that we will try to get your bot a flag. Your case is a special case. You have a lot of flags and your bot is harmless. Gusta (talk) 14:52, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

So... if you (the pt.wikivoyage community) are fine with the bot I will re allow it to run there. As told above whether you give it a flag or not doesn't really matter to me that's up to you. The only thing that matters is whether you allow that bot to run or not as I don't want to see it blocked (and I don't want to override the community in its decisions) - Hoo man (talk) 16:01, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Run the bot. Simple. Gusta (talk) 19:54, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
  Done, gave your bot the bot flag. Gusta (talk) 22:04, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

WIktionary JavaScript

Hello, could you give a look at wiktionary:Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2013/February#Yahoo_Pipe_for_404s? If I understand correctly they plan to load or send data to Yahoo! Pipes on every 404... --Nemo 08:03, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

That script is a proof of concept to enhance the default 404 pages. Im a novice at wikipedia/jquery scripting, and I guess that a more experienced programmer could easily rewrite this into a WT-only script. -- Stratoprutser (talk) 08:40, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
I replied on wiktionary trying to make it crystal clear that requests towards 3rd party sites are unacceptable. For such services it might be feasible to run or proxy them on wikimedia labs ;) - Hoo man (talk) 20:01, 28 February 2013 (UTC)


Ich bin gerade zu faul für Bugzilla, daher hier ;-)
Ich habe gerade mal drei Konten damit behandelt (Special:Centralauth/Fljgjadw, Special:Centralauth/Fdsafjka, Special:Centralauth/Fljgjadv) und als Grund im Drop-down-Menü "Spam-only account: spambot" angegeben. Im Log taucht der Grund aber nicht auf. --MF-W 19:50, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Schon länger   erledigt - Hoo man (talk) 03:34, 26 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Why this, which is categorized in Category:Deleteme does not show in that category? Is any syntax error in {{possible copyright violation}}? - I use a template ({{event trigger}}) for automatically change the categories in a given date, and while it seems to be working (the file is categorized in the deletion cat), the file isn't showing there. Job queue? Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:24, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

I made a null edit – it shows now. Ruslik (talk) 19:35, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Seems to indeed have been caused by a caching glitch - Hoo man (talk) 03:34, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Months of contribution

Hello Hoo man, I hope you're doing fine. I was wondering if you could help me. I am the coordinator of Wikimedia Canada and we organize the National Contribution Month. I'd like to add a banner CentralNotice, all projects, Canada, en & fr, effective March 31 (to Apr 10th) based on this template.

I was wondering if you could help me or tell me who can, as the campaign starts in 5 days. Thank you in advance for your help. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 13:12, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Navbox in Somali Wikipedia

Hello Hoo man, please add Navbox script to Somali Wikipedia. Ty --Zack (talk) 13:30, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the slow reply... could you please give me more details about what you need? Eg. link to a template you want to get working - Hoo man (talk) 17:51, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I see that you have translation administrator flag but apparently never used it; if I'm mistaken, forgive me and consider the rest of the message for what it's worth. The current wording of the policy says «Meta administrators are able to add (and remove) themselves to the group if they are willing to help other users or need it», so you can add it to yourself at any time; but you may consider removing it for now. This would also help users willing to contact translation admins, making it easier. While I'm at it: please watchlist Meta:Babylon if you have not yet. Thanks, Nemo 11:29, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

As it's still impossible to eg. delete pages and perform certain other tasks on pages marked for translation as sysop, I'd rather keep the rights as long as I hold the admin rights - Hoo man (talk) 17:51, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Fundraising translation feedback

Hey Hoo man, I have a bit of a request to ask from you. We pulled down our banners nearly a fortnight ago for what was a highly successful international fundraiser and brought the curtain down on last years fundraiser. This week however we will be changing payment processors and during the testing of the new system it would be useful to use the time productively on on testing banner text.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to help us improve our geman text using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

We are going to run the test on tuesday so if you dont see this message till 24 hours after it was sent you can ignore me :) Many Thanks though.

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 20:15, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Global replacement of old custom toolbar

Hello, bugzilla:47872#c11 suggests we need such replacements on all wikis, for all sitewide or user-specific .js pages: would you be able to do it via bot? Devs claim it's a trivial search and replace, so it should be very easy, but it would be extremely helpful; I knew about the bug but had no idea I had to fix it that way. --Nemo 21:20, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Active sysops

Wie kriege ich die deutsche Übersetzung weg? (die nimmt mir zu viel Platz ein). Das hier scheint es schon mal nicht zu sein. --MF-W 02:29, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Theoretisch würde auch das funktionieren, aber das Skript überschreibt die von dir vorgenommenen Änderungen wieder, da es erst nach der vollständigen Ausführung von deiner global.js ausgeführt wird. Das folgende sollte jedoch funktionieren:
if ( typeof activeSysopsConfig === 'undefined' ) {
	var activeSysopsConfig = {};
activeSysopsConfig.lang = 'en';

- Hoo man (talk) 08:04, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Ok, danke! --MF-W 20:34, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

AbuseFilter in ast-wiki

Hi Hoo man! Can you, please review your changes in ast-wiki abuse filter #2? Seems that it's triggered by at least one registered user, and lets unregistered users to add links in new pages. Thank you (and the SWMT) very much for your assistance with current spam attacks in ast-wiki. All the best. --Oriciu (talk) 18:53, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Changed the filter to no longer catch logged in users. Page creation filtering with added_links is currently broken, see - Hoo man (talk) 22:39, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you again for your help. Spam is becoming really annoying here (and sv-wiki, AFAIK). --Oriciu (talk) 23:14, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Editor @

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 05:17, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks :) - Hoo man (talk) 10:54, 9 July 2013 (UTC)


Hello, Hoo. Is there a way to make your tagger and other scripts to work on Chrome? I see they work fine on FF, but most of the times they do nothing on Chrome.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 23:47, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

As I don't use WebKit/ Blink based browsers myself often I didn't notice this until now, thanks for letting me know. While I already have overhauled versions of all tools on github for months now ([2]) it's not trivial to migrate all of those into production as eg. several gadgets and maybe some user configurations will break. Sadly this situation is especially bad with the tagger, as it is used as gadget on several wikis with different configurations. I'll try to find the time to migrate all tools to the state in github until the Wikimania (and I really hope that will fix these problems) - Hoo man (talk) 00:40, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks for checking that!—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 00:22, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Smart rollback

Hello. I Copy-pasted your User:hoo man/smart rollback.js to my Wikidata common.js (d:User:Hym411/common.js see history), but It didn't work. can you help me with this? --ReviDiscussSUL Info 17:03, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hoo sorry to butt in, but it would work if you do it like this:

Cheers! @Hym411 --Glaisher [talk] 17:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for solving that. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 17:40, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

understanding your edit effort at mr wikipedia

Hi, on 15 sept Hoo User Page Bot made some effort editing user page which got countered by one of the edit filter since, Its edit content contained <!--९९९९९९९९९९९९९९९९--> . We would like to know the purpose of <!--९९९९९९९९९९९९९९९९--> this text.So we can help you better.

Thanks and regards

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 08:11, 18 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi Hoo man. Two twings I would like to discuss with you:

1) Quentinv57 said on IRC that he asked you before to merge your synchbot page (User:Hoo man/Synchbot) with the one of Pathoschild (User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot), but he also said that you never answered. Maybe you could think you about this suggestion and merge the two pages?
2) Second question: would you maybe also have the access to do these actions with Patho's bot? :) I don't think Quentinv57 would mind and there is a structural backlog on that request page.

With regards, Trijnsteltalk 19:58, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Well, this is kind of a longer story but I can sum it up briefly. My plan was to implement global JavaScript as part of a MediaWiki extension this year, but as you probably noticed it didn't come to this and I don't really think I'll have the time for that anytime soon. So if I find time to work on the global JavaScript thing anytime again, I will certainly spend that on writing the mentioned extension. I don't really get the second question, is it about using Patho's script? - Hoo man (talk) 18:34, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Well, yes. At the moment only Pathoschild and Quentinv57 use the bot/script. I thought, maybe you can help out a bit... Trijnsteltalk 18:53, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Help needed: User:Shubha's Problems on Marathi (mr) & Sanskrit (sa) Wikipedia.

Dear Hoo man, User:Shubha has made following complaints:

1. Here is the page which gives details of my global account - --my (User:Shubha)'s account is not working on Marathi wiki. How to go about it ?

2. One more question is - can't the edits done in Sanskrit incubator be transferred to / edits for this user ?

I request you to kindly look into the matter and please respond at the earliest. Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 12:10, 9 October 2013 (UTC).

Hi Hindustanilanguage,
to get the account on mrwiki attached to his global account, Shubha should try using Special:MergeAccount. If that doesn't work because he doesn't know the password for the account on mrwiki, he has to get the mrwiki account renamed so that he can create a new one with that name (see also Help:Unified_login#Conflict_resolution, please note that mrwiki has active local bureaucrats).
I can't really answer you second question as I'm not into the Incubator and its processes enough, but I think this should have happened by the time the wikis were created - Hoo man (talk) 18:56, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 03:03, 10 October 2013 (UTC).

Image of the day on

Hi Hoo man. I saw that your bot stopped updating the "image of the day" page on The last edit was on 2nd of october. Can you tell me whether you will continue updating this? -- Edinwiki (talk) 13:36, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Update: I have created a bot that will do the work for now. Please contact me on my talk page when you read this and if you want to pick it up again. Regards. :) -- Edinwiki (talk) 15:40, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

A reminder. In case you won't/can't continue this work can you please let me know? (which is fine because EdinBot is already doing the job with some customizations such as adding an image description). I just want to know what your current situation is so I can pin this as resolved. Thanks. -- Edinwiki (talk) 13:29, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

bar Seitennotiz

Hallo Hoo man, deinen Eingriff inkl. Kommentar, ohne die Community zu konsultieren, finde ich fragwürdig. In Deutschland dürfte hinlänglich bekannt sein, dass bei einem Vid, dass 11 Monate lang auf Youtube gehostet wird, die Gema und die Urheberrechtsinhaber damit einverstanden sein dürften. Und zweitens hat diese Seitennotiz sehr wohl dem Projektziel gedient: Mit dem Link zum WP-Artikel "Halloween" und einem Vid in authentischer boarischa Sproch. Und drittens hättest du Matthias auf seiner Benutzer-Diskussionsseite über deinen Eingriff informieren können. --Bua333 (talk) 04:37, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

+1 (hätte das auch gleich revertiert, wenn Halloween nicht bereits vorbei wäre)
reden kann man mit uns über alles, auf Gutsherrenart reagieren wir in Bayern allergisch (!)
und was dem Projektziel dienlich ist, weiß die Community mit Sicherheit am Besten (denn wir investieren unsere Freizeit in das Projektziel)
auf diese Art der "Vandalismusbekämpfung", was ja deine einzige legitimierte Aufgaben auf bar.wp ist, verzichten wir gerne
--Matthias Klostermayr (talk) 06:25, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Eindeutiger Missbrauch der globalen Adminrechte. Dafür hast du keinen Auftrag. So etwas ist mit der Community abzustimmen. Zumindest muss mit der Community angemessen kommuniziert werden, wenn du Gefahr im Verzug wähntest. Für mich sind das unerträgliche und nicht akzeptable "Junker"-Methoden. Beim nächsten Mal gibts dafür eine Sperre. --Gschupfta Ferdl (talk) 07:47, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Ja, wenn man so von Wikipedia zu Wikpedia hopst, verliert man schnell den Überblick, welche Rechte einem wo zustehen. Ich frage mich, was so eine Funktion überhaupt für einen Sinn macht, wenn man sich die Edits der letzten Wochen so anschaut... Auf Vandalen können wir selber aufpassen. --MisterGugaruz (talk) 09:28, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
(auf barwiki können Global Sysops nichts tun, die Rechte hier kamen von interface editor). Was ich mich aber frage ist, wie die Versionslöschung inkl. Verstecken des Benutzernamens & Zusammenfassung begründet sein soll? --MF-W 18:10, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Ich bin doch sehr irritiert, was ich hier lese. Die Entfernung war legtim gemäß CentralNotice/Usage guidelines „Be consensus-driven and respect our principles.“ Mich persönlich stört es ja beispielsweise vielleicht nicht, als „Saupreiss“ bezeichnet zu werden, wie das bei der vorangegangenen SiteNotice der Fall war (bar:Nutza:Matthias Klostermayr/Seitnnotiz), weil das bei mir quasi Tradition ist seit 2007 und bei SiteNotices überlicherweise allgemein viele Augen zugedrückt werden. Die Verlinkung eindeutig unfreier, urheberrechtlich stark geschützter Werke steht jedoch so sehr unseren Prinzipien entgegen, dass eine Aussage wie „In Deutschland dürfte hinlänglich bekannt sein, dass bei einem Vid, dass 11 Monate lang auf Youtube gehostet wird, die Gema und die Urheberrechtsinhaber damit einverstanden sein dürften.“ mich doch persönlich erschüttert. Sie zeugt von wenig Verständnis für das Urheberrecht und Recht allgemein, was für uns, die wir uns doch für die Freien Lizenzen stark machen wollen, ziemlich bedenklich ist. Zumal das Argument kein wirkliches ist, sondern ein reines Scheinargument (argumentum e silentio): Genauso würden wir uns doch beklagen, wenn jemand anderes unsere Leistung in den Wikimedia-Projekten als seine eigene ausgäbe und dann auch noch als Werbung für seine eigenen Projekte benutzte. Und selbst wenn wir von diesem Missbrauch nichts wüssten, würden wir uns dann ärgern, wenn wir darauf stießen. Frei steht in unseren Projekten ja nicht für Freibier, dass jeder sich daran einfach so bedienen kann, sondern wie in Freiheit, dass jeder jederzeit unsere Leistungen verbreiten, modifizieren und verbessern kann, solange er sich an unsere Lizenz mit Namensnennung und Verbreitung unter gleichen Bedingungen hält! Genauso haben wir zu respektieren, wenn andere Personen sich aufgrund herrschender Gesetze anders entscheiden. Ich verweise schließlich, auch wenn die rechtliche Beurteilung der Verlinkung in Deutschland umstritten ist (de:Zulässigkeit von und Haftung für Hyperlinks), auf die US-amerikanische Position hin, da sie in diesem Falle entscheidend ist, da natürlich auch barwiki unter US-amerikanischem Recht von der Wikimedia Foundation betrieben wird: en:Wikipedia:External_links#Restrictions_on_linking: „If there is reason to believe that a website has a copy of a work in violation of its copyright, do not link to it. Linking to a page that illegally distributes someone else's work casts a bad light on Wikipedia and its editors. This is particularly relevant when linking to sites such as Scribd or YouTube, where due care should be taken to avoid linking to material that violates copyright.“ Einen Grund für die Löschung der Maßnahme sehe ich in jedem Falle auch nicht gegeben. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:08, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Um auch selbst hier nochmals Stellung zu beziehen: Ich kann den Ausführungen von DerHexer hier nur zustimmen. Das Anbringen eines derartigen Links, der auf zweifelsfrei unfreie Inhalte zeigt, war an dieser Stelle und in dem Kontext nicht angebracht. Das Setzen eines derartigen Links, ohne dass dieser dem Ziel der Enzyklopädie folgt, ist so grundsätzlich nicht mit den Zielen der Wikimedia-Bewegung zu vereinbaren. Das Verlinken oder gar Einbinden von unfreien Inhalten in Wikimedia-Projekten kann nur dann gerechtfertigt werden, wenn dies dem unmittelbaren Projektziel dient und kein vergleichbarer freier Inhalt vorliegt. Da dieser Link, welcher noch zusätzlich sehr prominent auf der Seite zu sehen war, so eindeutig nicht mit den Projektzielen in Einklang zu bringen war, hielt ich ein schnelles Entfernen für notwendig. Bei dem Setzen von Links, die so prominent auf der Seite erscheinen und fast schon wie Werbung wirken, muss die Frage nach Urheberrechten und Inhaltsformaten einen großen Stellenwert haben. - Hoo man (talk) 00:36, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

(Quetsch) Same procedure! Hat bei dir anscheinend Methode: Stellung beziehst du auf deiner eigenen Diskussionsseite erst dann, wenn jemand anderer dein Fehlverhalten (die Community nicht im Nachhinein sachlich und angemessen über deinen schnellen "Handlungszwang" und deine "Handlungskompetenz" zu informieren) verteidigt. --MisterGugaruz (talk) 14:49, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Momental biddschee, Hauptkritikpunkt war, dass Hoo man die Community über seine Beweggründe nicht angemessen informiert hat (und das hat uns gewaltig gestunken, nicht mehr und nicht weniger, deshalb auch die Versionslöschung). Wir lernen gerne dazu und lassen uns auch gerne aufklären, schulmeistern lassen wir uns aber nicht.
Das "damned Saupreiss" ist übrigens das Zitat eines Spruches von AFN-Sprecher „Host“ Jim Sampson 1976 auf dem Münchener Oktoberfest, der in der "Spruchsammlung" vorkommt und war sowohl im Original also auch im Zitat augenzwinkernd gemeint (und damit hat er übrigens nicht einmal einen "Preussen oder Norddeutschen" gemeint). Aber wenn das für "Nicht-Bajuwaren" nicht verständlich war, dann werden wir das selbstverständlich nicht mehr bringen. Auch diesbezüglich nehmen wir Kritik an.
Wie gesagt, wir akzeptieren selbstverständlich die Leitlinien der Wikimedia und werden das auch respektieren. Die Kritik an dem Youtube-Link in der Seitennotiz ist somit angenommen. Da gibt es gar nichts weiter zu sagen. (Außer als Anmerkung, dass der vorgetragene Vergleich hinkt. Hier wurde nichts als eigene Leistung reklamiert... aber lassen wir das, das ist Schnee von gestern, wir werden an der Stelle Youtube nicht mehr verlinken.)
--Bua333 (talk) 12:52, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Es fällt mir schwer zu glauben, es irritiert mich fast schon, wenn ich das lese, dass jemand den Witz mit "Yes we can..." missverstanden haben könnte. (Matthias Klostermayr ist übrigens m.W. US-Amerikaner und steht mit Sicherheit diesbezüglich über den Dingen, von Animositäten kann da keine Rede sein.) --MisterGugaruz (talk) 15:02, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Hm, ich sehe hier von niemandem die Verteidigung, dass es nicht besser gewesen wäre, die Community über die Entfernung zu informieren. Das wäre es meines Erachtens gewesen und ich glaube auch, dass Hoo man selbst das so sieht. Ich persönlich gehe davon aus, dass er dies zur späten Stünde schlicht und einfach vergessen hat. Das ist nun nicht unbedingt schön, sondern menschlich und in keinem Falle der Weltuntergang, wie er hier aufbeschworen scheint, und weder eine Rechtfertigung für die umstrittene Hinzufügung eines YouTube-Links oder für das unbegründete und auf keinen erkennbaren Regeln fußende Löschen von seiner inhaltlich sicherlich nicht unberechtigten Aktion. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:10, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Erledigt: Sitenotice history. Gruß, --Bua333 (talk) 17:03, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Wie oben schon vermutet war es ein Versehen, dass ich vergessen habe auf die Aktion hinzuweisen. In aller Regel hinterlasse ich bei Aktionen, welche in irgendeiner Weise das Aussehen oder die Funktionsweise eines Wikis verändern, einen Hinweis an die betroffenen Benutzer. Meistens weise ich sogar frühzeitig darauf hin, dass ich Änderungen vornehmen werde (wie hier: bar:MediaWiki_Dischkrian:Modern.css#Diff_style). Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 19:47, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Replacing luxotool in "useful links"

Hi Hoo, the old luxotool seems to have become pretty useless now. Would you consider replacing it in User:Hoo man/Scripts/Useful links with the guc tool? Or is it too early for that? Mathonius (talk) 22:51, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

In a nutshell, I don't think that tool is ready for prime time yet. For example it doesn't support showing blocks. Furthermore if you give the user name as get parameter (like it wont auto load the edits, which makes it much less handy than the old tool. If the old tool is becoming to unreliable for daily use I will of course exchange the links. - Hoo man (talk) 23:45, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
What about including both for now? I haven't been able to get luxo to work in at least a week. --Rschen7754 01:14, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
After some further looking around I decided to finally exchange the tools as I doubt that the Toolserver is going to get into a reasonable shape ever again. - Hoo man (talk) 19:38, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Seems like a good decision: [3] --Rschen7754 00:24, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Save button disappears on some projects


I can see you're an interface editor. Maybe you can help me.

On lt.wikipedia and zh.wiktionary, the save button disappears when adding

span#wpSummaryLabel { display: none; }

to Special:MyPage/common.css. That should not happen.

On ka.wikiquote, the same thing happens when adding

#editpage-copywarn { display: none; }

to the same page.

Would you mind taking a look at this? Nirmos (talk) 14:57, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

  All done: zh.wiktionary, lt.wikipedia, ka.wikiquote - Hoo man (talk) 21:53, 2 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Hoo man, your help during my absence is highly appreciated. I do not know very well how to deal with this kind of vandalism extending on my User talk page on the en.wikipedia. I had blocked the IP on the vls.wikipedia for the same reason (intimidating behavior and immediatly after this the same IP starts the intimidating behavior on my talk page. How should I proceed? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 14:43, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi, you can request a global block (spanning all wikis) for such IPs on Steward requests/Global or on IRC #wikimedia-stewardsconnect (IRC is usually faster, you should use it if you know how to). Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 22:00, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Help request


Season's Greetings.I am a sysop and crat from mr-wiki. I came across an edit filter New gadget warning on Wikidata prepared by you, along with message attached message.

There you have rightly written in message prepared by you "...making sure that the code you are about to make accessible to a broad range of users is secure and working correctly.....Before adding a new gadget you should ask another user with experience in JavaScript/CSS to review it...."

Being an admin from mr-wiikipedia, an active but small project, for past few months, I am finding it difficult to convince my local community peers that there is a need for review of gadgets for sucurity and correct working by other users experienced in JavaScript/CSS.

What I request you is, to provide some good refferences and information /links, that can help me convince the community, the need/necessity for being carefull of sucurity and correct working while installing gadgets in MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition.

Thanks and Regards

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 05:03, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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