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Hello, I'm in *desperate* need of your help

Hello, I hope you do get to ee this and re[ply as I'm in need of a lot of help. And would gretly appreciate it if you could get me out of the enormous crater I've been thrown into. Anyway, I'll explain : Several years ago, I had an account on enwiki under the name LouisPhilippeCharles, having created upwards of 300 articles over a period of roughly 2 years, I was blocked (I forget who by, I had a brain injury in 2012 and thus my memory is somewhat fragmented) for pretty much no reason other than a certain gfew users did not like the way/ pages I edited. Anyway a few months ago I was able to get into contact with an admin by the name of Salvidrim! Who was able to revive my LPC account under the name LouisPhilippeCharlesNew, eventually after about 45 minutes (if that) I was blocked again (for NO reason) I did not want to put this on your enwiki talkpage as no doubt that would be held against me and would be labelled a sock-puppet and god knows what else. Anyway, would it be possible to have your email address to discuss this further? I have an email for a steward and he said that I had to appeal; for help directly to admins, hence my being here. Lastly, please remember I am, a human being, not a robot. And therefore have feelings. Plus I did a lot of work on Wikipedia but those vast contributions seem to have been conveniently forgotten Salvidrim! has since abandoned me too. Thank you, Thomas Harding. 16:20, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Dear user. Hope that this message finds you well. I am afraid that stewards can't be of any help to you since we hold no appelate role in blocks and bans. My advice would be to contact the Arbitration Committee and ask them to look in your case. There's a guideline at Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Ban appeals that might be of help to you. I'm sorry that I cannot be of much assistance here, but I'm not regularly editting at the English Wikipedia and thus I'm not very familiar with their processes nor your case. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:23, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I'm doomed, thank you for replying anyway and thanks for trying to help as well. Wish me luck! alternatively I just thought, would you have any email addresses of any administrators by any chance? Lastly HAPPY NEW YEAR! 20:05, 2 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi MarcoAurelio,

I know you're busy, so I'm sorry :/, but Base seems to be afk for days and Matiia not on their computer now.

The WikiMOOC CN is ready, but Base, who helped us, didn't enable it, waiting for help because "what still needs to be done is to find/write a script for the 500 edits threshold".

Can you enable the CN please (for anonymous users only since the 500 edits threshold seems too complicated)? The CN should start yesterday, and because we try to coordinate our communication with the host of our MOOC, to be late is a little bit problematic for us :/.

Best (and sorry again), Jules78120 (talk) 17:26, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

@Jules78120: Sure, no problem. Are all the banners in the campaign to be activated at once? As for the script, I have no knowledge for that, it'd be good if you could mail Seddon (WMF) since he's very good at this. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 17:32, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you a lot! Yes, they all (the 4) have to bo activated at once :).
Okay for Seddon (WMF), but I think he's in vacation, because he made no edit on meta since 12-22-2016.
Best, Jules78120 (talk) 17:37, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
C'est fait! Enabled only for anonymous users only as requested. Hope that they display right, etc. In case of errors, please post a note at WM:RFH and/or join #wikimedia-stewardsconnect so somebody can deactivate it or amend the settings, because I have to go out of a while. About the script, if Joseph is on vacation, you can try contacting somebody from Special:ListUsers/centralnoticeadmin, as they work mainly with Fundraising and should have knowledge with in-banner JS. I wish I could be of more help. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 17:44, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you again, on behalf of the entire volunteer team. No display problem as we can see, for now! And thanks for the CN admins list, we will try that. Jules78120 (talk) 17:49, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
@Jules78120: & @MarcoAurelio: Hey both. I've just seen this ping. I'll take a look over stuff :) Seddon (WMF) (talk) 21:42, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

[Wikitech-l] Localizable cross-wiki templates

This sounds like something which can interest you. Quite a hack, but... --Nemo 11:40, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Quite hackish indeed. Will try to understand what all this does, because I do not have much experience with Graph and Module. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 11:09, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

De nuevo, cuentas falsas

Hola, hace una semana te acabo de hablar acerca de una supuesta "autodenuncia" de un nepalés. User_talk:MarcoAurelio/Archives/2016#Petición. Sin embargo todavía veo esas cuentas que se hacen pasar por el vándalo a largo plazo. Lo que hace Szm es añadir banderas falsas en múltiples wikis y se registra en Commons principalmente, pero este usuario no es él, sino otra de las supuestas denuncias de los nepaleses el texto de la razón del bloqueo global está copiado de mis reportes (y el usuario Born4people también estuvo copiando mis textos archivados en SRG) ¿Quién es el nepalés que se hace pasar por el chino? si en estos momentos Szm no puede editar entre los días de semana, sólo puede los días de fin de semana con IPs de China que ya tuvo sus antecedentes de bloqueos y en enwiki también. Saludos. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 23:52, 5 January 2017 (UTC).

Ah, y mirando acá estas no son el tipo de ediciones que realizaba 020730szm, aparte el vándalo se conecta desde 01:00 UTC hasta 14:00 UTC, y no edita después, pero ese usuario que ha estado actuando como él ha editado en un horario distinto a la del chino. Esto es claramente una persona que quiere actuar como el vándalo de China pero vandalizando de otra forma, y probablemente se "autodenuncia" con otras cuentas en SRG, siendo solamente usuarios nepaleses que revierten a estas supuestas cuentas que usurpan al chino. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 00:02, 6 January 2017 (UTC).
La investigación está en curso, pero como te anticipé, se está complicando un poco. Saludos, —MarcoAurelio 10:52, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Hola. Ruslik dejó un detalle de que es cierto de que se trata de un usuario nepalés que trata de vandalizar e imitar a otro vándalo. No creo que se demore un poco esta investigación. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 17:32, 8 January 2017 (UTC).
Dejo anticipado que probablemente el sospechoso sea Tulsi Bhagat, ya que es nepalés, hacía muchas denuncias en SRG sobre vandalismos de cuentas que en realidad vandalizaban de la misma forma. Ajraddatz ha verificado vía CU y deshabilitó globalmente (centralauth-lock) la cuenta de Tulsi, dejando constancia de que se plantearán dudas o apelaciones a --Ks-M9 [disc.] 15:07, 10 January 2017 (UTC).
Sí, nuestra investigación va finalmente dando sus frutos. Todavía no está finiquitada por lo que habrá, sin duda, más descubrimientos tan pronto como podamos confirmarlos. Saludos, —MarcoAurelio 19:15, 10 January 2017 (UTC)


Took me a while to figure out this was a reference to some enwiki essay. We have a similar page on meta, by the way. You're not the only one, but to me it is utterly confusing if people reference pages from other wikis without indicating this and expect people on a multilingual/multiproject wiki to understand what it is supposed to mean. No offense intended, just a small suggestion that local links might be less confusing/clearer to some people. Kind regards, --Vogone (talk) 16:49, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Dear Vogone. No offence taken & thanks for the tip. I though the shortcut was widely known. I'll try to do that local link if/when another similar situation appears. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 16:56, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
May I ask why Deny was used? Is it that extensive? MechQuester (talk) 22:45, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it's quite extensive and abusive. Not only those listed there but a flood of other vandal accounts uncovered as well and already dealt with. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:14, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Late but understood. Thank you. MechQuester (talk) 03:49, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

GS opt-out votes


Today I encountered amwiki, wanted to perform an action and to my surprise was not allowed to because of
(change visibility) 18:55, 14 December 2016 MarcoAurelio (talk | contribs | block) changed wikis in "Opted-out of global sysop wikis": added: amwiki; removed: (none) (readd, they voted to opt-out: Special:Permalink/2183101#Opt-out_for_Amharic_Wikipedia)
Are you sure adding it back per a 2010 consensus was a good idea? The wiki has only 2 admins left dealing with sysop actions. More importantly, do you have any page where one can keep track of these explicit local opt-outs? This is not too irrelevant since of course it sometimes happens that the GS status of a wiki does need to be re-evaluated and local opt-out decisions are important for that. Also, perhaps some rules need to be defined how long an opt-out consensus remains valid (not necessarily related to this case). Of course one could argue "then stewards take over" but then again if a wiki is left entirely abandoned anyone could simply place an unopposed request for re-opt-in. Kind regards, --Vogone (talk) 00:57, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, I think it was not only a good idea but the right thing to do. When a wiki votes to opt-out, it should not be re-added without consent of said project even if they go below the threshold. In this case, they even complained recently about them being a GS wiki again against their wishes and without them being informed. That's how I noticed and took a look, and excluded them again. In purity, the action for which they complained was not one of a GS. Back in the days we used Talk:Global sysops/wiki set to report changes, but you can find some other requests filled at the SRM archives too. I think it'd be a good idea to have a table of wikis which explicitly opted-out so we can skip those from the default opt-in/opt-out procedures. That'd require a bit of digging into the logs and archives though. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:22, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, the complaint was what I was looking for. Makes a lot more sense now. And this is also the reason why I think such decisions should be tracked somewhere. Are you willing to do a bit research? If so, I would offer my help if needed. --Vogone (talk) 10:03, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Sure. I think I remember a handful of those community opt-outs plus others can be found in the archives. I think I can draft something this weekend. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:07, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Posible error en mensaje masivo

Hola Marco, te escribo para alertarte sobre un posible error en el mensaje masivo de las elecciones a steward que has enviado hace poco. En él se indica que las elecciones durarán 3 semanas, y sin embargo declara un plazo del 1 al 28 de febrero, lo cual, obviamente, son 4 semanas; además en la página Stewards/Elections 2017 se indica que las elecciones tendrán lugar entre el 1 y el 21 de febrero. Recibe un cordial saludo.--Syum90 (talk) 19:18, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

@Syum90: Gracias por darte cuenta. He corregido la fecha en todas partes, creo. Saludos, —MarcoAurelio 08:58, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-04

20:14, 23 January 2017 (UTC)


Tracked in Phabricator:
task T147915

Hola, recientemente acabo de recibir un e-mail acerca de esta tarea en phabricator, y he dejado un comentario. Si bien este asunto lo hemos hablado anteriormente, algunas cuentas como ":ex::" o "::andi" desaparecieron. ¿De qué modo han desaparecido de CentralAuth? No veo ningún registro de borrado de cuentas globales que cuenten con la eliminación de estas cuentas no unificadas en ningún proyecto. Saludos. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 16:08, 25 January 2017 (UTC).

Hola. Al intentar borrarlas me salía error pero luego desaparecieron misteriosamente sin dejar rastro. Cuando me comentaste eso, creé el ticket y todavía no sé el porqué de ello. Un saludo, —MarcoAurelio 19:30, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-05

18:45, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Otro bug?

Hola. El lenguaje de meta que yo uso es el español (configurado desde Special:Preferences). Sin embargo parece que hay otro bug cuando cambias de idioma en las preferencias, por ejemplo:

20:08 30 ene 2017 MarcoAurelio (discusión | contribuciones) modificó los grupos a los que pertenece JSutherland (WMF): de autoverificado, administrador de traducción y [[:Template:GÉNERO:JSutherland (WMF)]] a administrador de traducción y [[:Template:GÉNERO:JSutherland (WMF)]] (already included in WMF-SuSa group)

Para ver ese problema se tendría que abrir una tarea en phabricator para arreglarlo? podría dar un detalle para eso. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 23:13, 30 January 2017 (UTC).

Si pones la lista de usuarios en el idioma español, aparece:
JEissfeldt (WMF) (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ ([[:Template:GÉNERO:JEissfeldt (WMF)]]) (Registrado el 27 abr 2013 a las 19:34)
JSutherland (WMF) (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ (administrador de traducción, [[:Template:GÉNERO:JSutherland (WMF)]]) (Registrado el 19 sep 2013 a las 18:10)
Jalexander-WMF (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ (administrador de traducción, [[:Template:GÉNERO:Jalexander-WMF]]) (Registrado el 17 ago 2010 a las 05:13)
Kalliope (WMF) (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ ([[:Template:GÉNERO:Kalliope (WMF)]]) (Registrado el 27 abr 2015 a las 12:10)
Kbrown (WMF) (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ (administradora de traducción, [[:Template:GÉNERO:Kbrown (WMF)]]) (Registrada el 14 sep 2015 a las 15:38)
Mdennis (WMF) (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ (administradora de traducción, [[:Template:GÉNERO:Mdennis (WMF)]]) (Registrada el 21 may 2011 a las 18:02)
PEarley (WMF) (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ (administrador de traducción, [[:Template:GÉNERO:PEarley (WMF)]]) (Registrado el 20 jun 2013 a las 14:46)
WMFOffice (discusión | contribuciones)‏‎ (administrador, [[:Template:GÉNERO:WMFOffice]]) (Registrado el 19 ago 2010 a las 19:35)

--Ks-M9 [disc.] 23:20, 30 January 2017 (UTC).

Esto lo tendría que corregir. Se sincronizará en un par de días. Un saludo a ambos, Savhñ 23:38, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
Ya está. Savhñ 10:15, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Gracias a ambos. —MarcoAurelio 10:24, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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