Block on Incubator


Hello. I'm still asking you to unblock me on the Incubator. I and User:ValtteriLahti12 have already explained why we are not meatpuppets and you just ingnored us, didn't unblock me and didn't and did not restore Kamassian wiki Incubator. User:ValtteriLahti12 made the wiki before i joined the facebook group, go check his talkpage as a proof. He did not call him me make the wiki, there is no meatpuppeting. Your actions are absolutely not justified and just false. So, I am asking you to unblock me again. --7elteven (talk) 17:58, 4 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

(Comment to 7elteven) I didn't break a rule with the second wiki, as you made it without me knowing, I did break rules before (sockpuppeting) as I started wikipedia a bit too young (if I remember around 15) and I also used self-made sources and used selfpromo (though I stopped it) --ValtteriLahti12 (talk) 18:26, 4 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



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18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)



Special:Diff/22602699 --Minorax«¦talk¦» 01:16, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Oh dear, I didn't even know I was blocking users on enwiki! --MF-W 11:17, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
Back as Special:CentralAuth/Tok_Pisin_Minecrafter. Mind refreshing my memory on who this LTA is? --Minorax«¦talk¦» 08:26, 30 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
I don't really know either. "PhrasebookMasterBot" doesn't bring back any memories at the moment. --MF-W 15:19, 30 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Update on approval of gungbe Wikipedia (Wp/guw) and request for approval of gungbe Wiktionary (Wt/guw)


Hello MF-Warburg, I am reaching out to you as we are in the dark on what next is to be done to have our Wikipedia subdomain. I have reached out to Amire80 and Jon Harald but no response. We now have a newly recognized user group and I would like to provide a feedback in our next meeting. Please also look into the approval of our gungbe Wiktionary. Your response would be highly appreciated. Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 20:16, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi! I will look into it. Please ping me again if you haven't heard from me again in one week. --MF-W 01:09, 15 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi MF-Warburg, Please is there any update on both request? Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 07:12, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
@ MF-Warburg, It's more than a week since you said I should ping you.--Samatics (talk) 10:22, 27 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
User:Samatics: sorry for the permanent delays. There should be an update in the next days now. -- MF-W 16:21, 27 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the response.--Samatics (talk) 17:12, 27 February 2022 (UTC)Reply



Ist die Bezeichnung so üblich? Kenne von der deutschen Wikipedia nur "Sichter". ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
21:23, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Ich glaube, "üblich" ist gar nichts, weil normalerweise niemand auf Deutsch über diese Gruppe spricht :P Aber das ist die Übersetzung in MediaWiki selbst: translatewiki:MediaWiki:Group-patroller-member/de, die mir auch mit deutscher Benutzeroberfläche angezeigt wird. Sichter sind ja etwas anderes, nämlich translatewiki:MediaWiki:Group-editor-member (en: editor, de: Sichter). --MF-W 21:54, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply



Huhu. What do you think about Meta:Babel § Meta:Bots? Xaosflux and myself have commented (and I'm the author of both texts) so I don't think I should be handling the discussion :-) Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:16, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

That's a pretty clear consensus, so I did it and marked it as done. Best regards! --MF-W 12:36, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:03, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Approval of Assamese Wikiquote


Hello, I have left a message here regarding the approval of Assamese Wikiquote project. Could you please look into the matter? ---chanakyakdas (talk) 05:49, 23 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

I'm looking into it. --MF-W 01:31, 27 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi, Is there any update on the approval? --chanakyakdas (talk) 18:01, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hello! I have reviewed the activity of the test-wiki and a good amount of the articles. The activity is good, however, most of the articles are very short, containing only one quote (sometimes even none). I have compared this to other (existing) Wikiquotes where this doesn't seem to be the case. Therefore, I think it cannot be approved in the current state. I would ask you and other community members to focus on improving the quality of the articles. -- MF-W 00:26, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for your suggestion. We will surely focus on improving the quality. দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 04:58, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Your reverts to my edits on Incubator


I noticed that when you reverted my edits on Incubator, you forgot to explain why you reverted my edits. Faster than Thunder (talk) 00:22, 7 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Bitte löschen sie nicht meine edits


Hallo, ich habe gesehen, dass sie meine edits gelöscht haben. Ich fühle mich als ein Rassismus Opfer und ich bitte an sie, bitte hören sie damit auf. Ich weiß, sie denken, ich bin neuer Benutzer der nicht viel Ahnung hat und einfach unnötige edits mach. Kann sein, ist ihre Meinung, aber mein edits löschen, ist schon übertrieben. Ich sage meine Meinung, wie die alle anderen und diskutiere, wenn sie ein Problem haben könnten sie mich anpinnen und darüber reden, ob ich meine edit zurück ziehen soll oder nicht. Das ich paar Tage nicht online in den Sprachen war, die ich Anfrage gemacht hab, heißt nicht, dass ich die nicht mehr unterstützte. Ich bitte sie, damit aufzuhören. Vielen Dank --TayfunEt. (talk) 17:50, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

You hadn't even made 10 edits to Wp/nog on Incubator yet and were already requesting numerous new namespaces to be added to the eventual wiki, for whatever reason. You created a request for Chagatai, an extinct language; one for Balkan Gagauz Turkish; one for Dungan, a Chinese language. If you are not speaking all of these languages, what were you doing? If you do, I apologize, but please consider: You removed my message on your talk page which said that you should only create requests for languages you do speak, so I understood that to mean that you don't speak these languages. We receive many requests for new languages which are not backed by any actual speakers (often created by long-term abusers, who also use Google Translate to create "articles"), and I try to get rid of them so that they don't deter actual speakers. --MF-W 00:49, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply
They messaged you in German, so why not reply in German instead? Faster than Thunder (talk) 03:01, 1 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
To me this is a continuation of the discussion I started in English at [1]. The sad truth is that it is much easier for me to write about Langcom-related things in English than in German. --MF-W 12:46, 1 April 2022 (UTC)Reply



I've left a message on incubator:User talk:Faster than Thunder. Faster than Thunder (talk) 01:06, 1 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, the ping there didn't reach me (because it wasn't added in the same edit as a signature, if I remember correctly how that works). --MF-W 12:47, 1 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Help for Crimean Tatar


Hello, in Crimean Tatar Wikipedia is one user who writes me and it bothers me. He is saying that the Crimean Tatar needs to stop write in latin script and he says it's imperative that Crimean Tatars follow Russia's rules, can you please do something (like block him from Crimean Tatar Wikipedia) and I would say this to Crimean Tatar admin but he is not online.

The Name of the User: Автопідтвердженим користувачам TayfunEt. (talk) 15:35, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Fixed by Hasley. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
15:44, 6 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Request for approval of Gungbe Wiktionary (Wt/guw)


Hello MF-Warburg, could you please look into the first part of this request that concerns the approval of Wt/guw. Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 13:34, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi User:Samatics, done! Please check if the settings on the request page are all correct. --MF-W 14:16, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the prompt response. All settings on the requested page are correct. I'm glad to hear this news.-- Samatics (talk) 14:24, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Request for approval of Nigerian Pidgin Wikipedia (Wp/pcm)


Hello MF-Warburg, please look into the approval of Wp/pcm. We have been working on this for several months. Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 12:49, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

I need the help of a translationadmin in moving a page


Dear MF-Warburg,

How is your day going? I don't mean to take so much of your time. I raised a little issue on Babylon's Talk and would be so lucky to have you help out. Thank you. Danidamiobi (talk) 22:08, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Global bot approval request for Dušan Kreheľ (bot)


Request for the approval of Gungbe Wikiquote (Wq/guw)


Hello MF-Warburg, Trust you are fine. Could you please look into the approval of Gungbe Wikiquote. We have been working on this for some months. Thanks --Samatics (talk) 04:25, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Please explain your decision about Wp/Sjn


Hello. I discovered that you decided to remove the Wp/Sjn section from wikipedia. Please explain your motivation and also the meaning of "Unacceptable Language" as applied by you in this decision. I would also like to know if you have seen the discussions related to this language and all the arguments.~~---- Calad-ne-dúath (talk) 22:21, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Global bot approval request for JhsBot


Gallurese Wikipedia


Hello, I am new to Wikimedia. I recently created a request for a Wikipedia in Gallurese, but it was deleted by you. I sincerely wish for a Wikipedia in Gallurese. Thank you. — Fancy Refrigerator (talk) 14:17, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply



It stays that way! See Google Translate and DeepL Justman10000 (talk) 12:06, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Except that both of these pages say something different from the "Abgelehnt" you are trying to push? Do you even speak German or are all your translations done using Google Translate? --MF-W 13:25, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Reopening Wikibooks in Interlingue


Hi! How are you? I would like to ask you what do we need to do in order to get the Wikibooks in Interlingue reopen. Caro de Segeda (talk) 06:55, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Reopening projects happens in the same way as creating new ones, so see the language proposal policy. --MF-W 07:08, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
Sorry, just to be clear. After voting, do we need to start creating articles at the Incubator or will the page be reopened so that we create articles there? Caro de Segeda (talk) 10:52, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
Test-projects need to have sustained activity on Incubator first. --MF-W 12:23, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
At the Incubator, when trying to create a page with the prefix "Wb/ie/Name of the page" the system says that I am trying to create a page without a valid ISO 639-1 or -3 code, when there is already a Wikipedia in Interlingue with its ISO-3 code ( Could you please help me solve that issue? Caro de Segeda (talk) 20:21, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Sister Projects Committee


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Global bot flag request for Lingua Libre Bot

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More Caden*** garbage


This new garbage article is still up on dinwp even though the account is still banned. Looks like they've pivoted to creating garbage without linking the article to a wd item to evade detection. They have also been active on Mediawiki under a different globally locked acct. Fun... - Yupik (talk) 20:22, 7 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Oh no... I deleted that page. --MF-W 21:18, 7 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! I'll let you know if I come across any more. - Yupik (talk) 21:29, 8 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Proposing to speedily close this request as it's completely malformed and unclear in it's purpose. The Closing projects policy has not been respected at all either. The "notification" for the request is just a redirect to the main page of amwiki. 22:17, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

well they tried to notify the community, but instead of using the talk page of the main pages or looking for another appropriate venue @Cyberwolf used the main page itself which is obviously not the right place to put such a notification [2]. Johannnes89 (talk) 08:55, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
I was not told where to put it Cyberwolf (talk) 13:53, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Chabacano Wikipedia


Hi, I am sorry but I don't know whom to ask, but there is one user on the Chabacano wikipedia polluting it with many articles in English. Could you please block him and delete the articles he has added? I tried to add a deletion template to some articles but he took them off. Caro de Segeda (talk) 17:30, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

User:Caro de Segeda: thanks for the note. Blocked and deleted. You can also request help from stewards and global sysops at SRM. --MF-W 21:17, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thank you so much. Caro de Segeda (talk) 07:03, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Pangasinan Wikipedia


Wikipedia user "Strongaliance" has been making tons of English articles at the Pangasinan Wikipedia. I tried to marked the articles for speedy deletion but it seems it got reverted by that user. AsianStuff03 (talk) 16:27, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the note, nuked and blocked. --MF-W 17:00, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply


edit and should be speedy-closed: completely malformed requests 22:43, 13 December 2023 (UTC) Also 22:48, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for bringing my attention to these requests. At the moment they do not look malformed to me. --MF-W 18:44, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

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Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C

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The proposal shows almost universal support for closure, and as described in the proposal itself the only active administrator also supports closure. Can this proposal be brought forward to LangCom for evaluation, in light of the (relatively) recent Nauruan WP closure under almost identical circumstances as on pih wiki? Not to mention the wiki has also been one of the two where AmaryllisGardener actively edited. 12:31, 23 May 2024 (UTC)Reply