Archive: 22/08/2014 - 09/11/2016

2016 Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)


Hola Matiia. Lamentablemente, a partir del 2 de diciembre (o quizás unos días antes) voy a estar ausente hasta el 21 de diciembre (si todo sale bien) debido a unos problemas personales con mi vida privada. Lo que me preocupa es que, durante mi ausencia, no quisiera que venga otro usuario a usurpar mi nick en IRC, y supuestamente se ponga a hacer vandalismo o flood en los canales. Yo poseo un cloak llamado "wikimedia/Ks-M9" pues hace un mes MemoServ me avisó que tengo el cloak. No sé si, por más que tenga el cloak, otros usuarios (obviamente vándalos) quieran hacer un intento de usurpación, y no quisiera que pase eso mientras esté ausente. Por eso quiero asegurarme si el cloak sirve para evitar la usurpación de cuenta. Tal vez en ese momento, si es que tengo tiempo libre, pueda entrar en los fines de semana, para seguir con la lucha contra el vandalismo. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 22:34, 15 November 2016 (UTC).

@Ks-M9: hola. Se podría decir que sí, si la gente ve que alguien con tu nick no está con tu cloak, podría suponer que no eres tú, aunque esto no es infalible. Por lo que puedo ver, no has activado el enforce, así que yo te recomendaría poner /msg nickserv set enforce on, de esa forma, si alguien usa tu nick, el sistema le pedirá que ponga la contraseña de tu cuenta IRC, y si no la pone en 30 segundos, el sistema le cambiará el nick a Guestxxxxx (las x son números aleatorios). Matiia (talk) 02:04, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Gracias, disculpa la tardanza pero como sabes mi conexión a internet no es buena. Ahora mismo trataré de usar el comando. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 22:32, 16 November 2016 (UTC).
Hola de nuevo. Entre los fines de semana y los viernes tengo un tiempo libre de 3 horas para entrar a IRC, pero en el resto de la semana no puedo entrar por mis problemas. Esto es una aclaración, y espero no haber molestado al momento. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 22:05, 2 December 2016 (UTC).

deletion of page Noongar PaintingsEdit

rather than delete can you please ammend this entry as it was done by two 10 years olds trying to learn to be wikimedians. IngridC-Curtin (talk) 02:34, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

@IngridC-Curtin: Hi. Sorry, but this is not the right place, so I'm not going to restore it. I'd recommend to use Test Wiki instead. Matiia (talk) 02:49, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Wiki.png in less-than-200-file-WikipediasEdit

Hello Matiia! Could you delete Wiki.png in six Wikipedias, which have less than 200 files and where Wiki.png shows up at "Special:UnusedFiles": gv, hif, sd, se, so, udm? For "sd" it is the only local file, resulting in "100% of local files unused". 18:03, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Done for hifwiki, sdwiki & sewiki. I'm waiting for a reply from Holder on gvwiki and I'll let local admins handle sowiki & udmwiki. Matiia (talk) 01:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much! 02:04, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
An admin on udm was very helpful and after explaining T48589 deleted the file. Admin involved in Wiki.png on sowiki also informed about T48589 - no reaction. On gvwiki no answer from Holder. 18:15, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello Matiia! Wiki.png seems to confuse users, including admins, e.g. changing file at li:Plaetje:Wiki.png - maybe the admin expected to have the logo on top left change. Could you delete Wiki.png in these 15 Wikipedia-projects, they all have 9 or less unused local files, less than 999 files total and Wiki.png is unused, so no dependencies to solve: nah, hsb, fiu-vro, pnb, tk, os, fur, tg, ug, nap, pam, map-bms, cv, sco, dv. 18:03, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Done for gvwiki, fiu-vrowiki, tkwiki, ugwiki & pamwiki. Matiia (talk) 01:42, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Sad, that 11 of the 15 could not be done. Hopefully local admins will help. There are two more special cases where your help would be appreciated 1) zea - Nahid had deleted it, then zeawiki was a zero-file-Wikipedia for 3.5 months. Then Holder undeleted it. He seems to be confused about the file, no reply at [1]. Would be nice if you delete it like Nahid did. It is annoyingly showing up at Special:UnusedFiles and blocks the whole project from being considered a zero-file-project. 2) Another special case is gu, which has upload completely disabled (InitialiseSettings.php#L1243). Wiki.png not showing as unused, because it is included in some outdated "protection log". If you can only do one, then zea is more important. Thanks a lot. 01:52, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Done. Matiia (talk) 19:16, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. 202 out of 295 Wikipedias have the local file removed. Of the remaining 93, 50 are active GS-wikis, 1 closed GS-Wiki and 42 active opt-out. Deleting zea and gv was a nice motivation. From the 7 dec set of 15 files, where you did delete 4, now local admins have deleted further 7 files, leaving pnb, fur, sco, dv from that set. Further GS-wikis that have the file and are below 999 local files: so, yo (sowiki: no response from only admin [2]). One special case: ang:file:Wikip.png - with "p", that is also a duplicate. 'so' and 'yo' would be most appreciated as these are the two with the least local files. 20:44, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
Done for angwiki, yowiki and dvwiki. Matiia (talk) 00:14, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Some Wikipedia logos, not Wiki.png: gan:file:Wikipedia-logo-v2-gan.png, yo:file:Wikipedia-logo-yo.png, ang:file:Wikilogobeow.png, 2x sawiki PNG both derived from File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-sa.svg: sa:file:135px-155px-Wikipedia-logo-v2-sa.png, sa:file:522px-2000px-Wikipedia-logo-v2-sa.png FixFixer (talk) 14:14, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
I can't handle this for now, and not sure when I may. Please make a request on SRM. Matiia (talk) 05:32, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

AFAICS, your account CommonSupporter got locked by Vituzzu and blocked on commonswiki by Revent. You've created a new account, which means you are evading your lock and your commonswiki block. I don't know if you are actually Tobias Conradi, but evading a lock and a local block is not the right thing to do. Matiia (talk) 22:51, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Jimbo Talk PageEdit

Something of interest to you,Jimbo Talk Page about "Janevistan" case[3]. 19:55, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Shwiki has active local admins, so I won't do anything on that wiki unless it's really needed. Sorry, but I can't help you with this. Matiia (talk) 02:02, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
It has not been resolved yet by Jimbo (see Talk Page), but we have here fundamental violations and disrespect of the Wiki Terms of Use. Racial offences, brutal insults and mockery about Macedonia and Macedonians, plus harassment, death treats, violations of basic procedures, and all these blatant stuff, that were actually protected by local admins.! Really there is an urgent need to remove admin. privileges to Edgar Allan Poe, block the creator of Janevistan, and remove that harassment site from Wikipedia. Please contact to WMF lawyers to verify the legal character of racial violations and the possible legal consequences. 02:21, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Of course I , as a Macedonian, will not sue anyone, but someone else can go in this direction. Dear Matiia, please read debate [4] and act as a Steward/Global sysops in this extreme situation, Best Regards. 02:33, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Please see history of the page Janevistan [5] (delete|racial offences, insults and mockery about Macedonia, Macedonians and the state of the Republic of Macedonia, harassment, massive abuse and massive trolling, defamations, disruptive and superflous edits and disrespect of the Terms of Use [6]), and active protection of admins. 02:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
plus, Janevistan appears as a regular page [7]. Sincerely, 03:01, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Hi again. You are talking with the wrong person. As I said, I can't help you with this. GSes are to help out with uncontroversial maintenance, not for dealing with community conflicts, etc. If you think there is a legal problem, then contact WMF legal. Matiia (talk) 03:06, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Dear Matiia, thanks! Now its up to Jimbo. 04:07, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
So, Republic of Macedonia should just sue Wiki. 11:21, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
No. Matiia (talk) 17:46, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Do you accept the behavior of User:Ibrahim.ID?Edit

Why is this inappropriate? Did you read what that guy said and did? He has been asked many times to explain his behavior but he refuses to do so. Do you accept his behavior? If you don't, you need to say something about it or otherwise he will think that you undid what I wrote because you support him.--HD86 (talk) 05:11, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Because you were attacking him. He was reporting a valid problem with the title blacklist, then you left a fully irrelevant off-topic comment, where you called him unfit to make any comments or suggestion about Wikipedia and a uncivil person due to your personal conflict with him. My undo isn't related with his behavior about your case, which I don't know very well, so I won't comment about it. Matiia (talk) 18:25, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

If you did read what he said in the links I provided, you would have known that this is not just about a personal conflict. This guy is an admin and he explained to me some policies which he applies in the Arabic Wiki. One of his policies is that he allows himself to call you names. Will you allow me to call him names on this site? I do not think that this is acceptable, but he actually does it on the Arabic Wikipedia. He has been asked many times to comment and explain things that he said, but he refuses to respond. He told me that he did not need to talk to me at all because he is too good to talk to "someone like me." He told me that he could do whatever he wanted and I should not talk back to him.

How is it a personal conflict that an admin refuses to explain in English some nasty policies which he explained formerly in Arabic? I am not disputing with him over personal issues.--HD86 (talk) 01:44, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

If there's no personal issue, then why you would ask others users to read an off-topic thread and say him unfit to make any comments or suggestion about Wikipedia and unfit to call anything about Wikipedia stupid in Talk:Title blacklist? what is the benefit of putting such comment? do you really think to do such thing will help you? if you want him to explain his action, why not kindly leave him a message on his talk page? Matiia (talk) 03:31, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

I did leave him a message, and so did another user from the community here (please click on the link to see). He has been asked many times to respond but he refuses to do so. If you are as kind as User:Hindustanilanguage, perhaps you will leave him a new message yourself? Please ask him to respond to this.--HD86 (talk) 23:16, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

@Ibrahim.ID: take a look at this new discussion which concerns you. This is the sixth or seventh discussion about you and you still refuse to respond.--HD86 (talk) 23:29, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Ibrahim.ID got pinged with your message, so a message on his user talk page shouldn't be needed. Matiia (talk) 00:25, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

It has been over a month and he still does not care to respond.--HD86 (talk) 23:59, 24 January 2017 (UTC)


Hola, ya lo sé. Justamente como el trol de IPs dinámicas no paraba, iba a hacer un reporte en WM:RFH pero justamente llegó MarcoAurelio y procedió a bloquear mientras estaba queriendo hacer el reporte, por lo que realizar un reporte mientras ya intervino el administrador, no tendría sentido. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 00:05, 22 December 2016 (UTC).

Ok. Por cierto, puedes responder en IRC también. Tienes voice en #cvn-sw, así que si envías algo, la demás gente lo debería poder ver. Y gracias por estar pendiente de los vándalos aquí :). Matiia (talk) 00:30, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
Respondí acá porque otros usuarios en el canal no hablan español, y no podrían entender de que estamos hablando cuando utilizamos nuestra lengua materna. De todas formas si quieres que yo responda ahí puedo hacerlo :P.y de nada, para eso estamos. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 00:28, 22 December 2016 (UTC).
Lo decía porque responder ahí es más rápido, pero como prefieras. Y no importa que no hablen español, no es un canal donde se hable solo inglés (aunque últimamente ya casi nadie habla) y tampoco es algo en lo que alguien más debería haber comentado algo. Matiia (talk) 00:37, 22 December 2016 (UTC)


... vas a estar conectado y puedes echar un ojo a los cambios recientes te lo agradecería, pues el de las dinámicas no creo que pare en un rato. Échale un ojo al filtro 57 si no te importa también. Muchas gracias. —MarcoAurelio 00:11, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Claro. Matiia (talk) 00:16, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

El script Smart rollbackEdit

¡Hola, Matiia! (Voy a escribirte en español para practicar la lengua). ¿Puedo pedirte un favor? Usuario Hoo man ha escrito un script que se llama Smart rollback, creo que incluso tú lo estás usando. Él dice en su página usuaria que se puede añadir versiónes traducidas al script. Le pregunté en octubre sí él añadiera una traducción del script sí le fuera a enviar una. No me contestó nada.

¿Tal vez tú puedes hacer esto? Hay que hacer dos cosas.

1) Crear nueva paginá User:Hoo man/lang/et/smart rollback.js y poner el código de debajo allí:

mw.messages.set( {
	'hoo-smartRollback-toolbarText' : 'Muudatuste tühistaja',
	'hoo-smartRollback-windowTitle' : 'Muudatuste tühistaja',
	'hoo-smartRollback-windowButton' : 'Uuenda linke',
	'hoo-closeButtonText' : 'Sule',
	'hoo-smartRollback-windowMassButton' : 'Tühista kõik',
	'hoo-smartRollback-editSummary' : 'Muudatuse resümee:',
	'hoo-smartRollback-editSummaryInfo' : '($1 asendatakse resümees kasutaja nimega, kelle kaastöö tühistatakse)',
	'hoo-smartRollback-customEditSummary' : 'Kohandatud resümee:',
	'hoo-smartRollback-markbotedits' : 'Märgista muudatused robotimuudatustena:',
	'hoo-smartRollback-confirm' : 'Kas oled kindel, et soovid kõik muudatused tühistada?',
	'hoo-smartRollback-yes' : 'jah',
	'hoo-smartRollback-no' : 'ei',
	'hoo-smartRollback-useDefault' : 'Kasuta vaikeresümeed',
	'hoo-smartRollback-other' : 'Muu ->',
	'hoo-smartRollback-editSummaries' : [
		'tühistatud (vandalism)',
		'tühistatud (katsetus)',
} );

2) Cambiar en el scripto User:Hoo man/smart rollback.js la línea

availableLangs : ['en', 'de', 'ja']

con la línea

availableLangs : ['en', 'et', 'de', 'ja']

Ya he verificado que este código funciona bien, que no hay errores. Pudiera usar el script como una copia, pero creo que sería mejor tenerlo en un lugar principal. Gracias de antemano, Cumbril (talk) 17:31, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

@Cumbril: Hola, claro, solo tengo unas pocas dudas. ¿Estás seguro que Sule está traducido correctamente? el traductor me dice que es cerca (por ejemplo, ese árbol está cerca de esa casa), no cerrar (por ejeplo, él tiene que cerrar la puerta) ¿o igual que en inglés, significa ambas cosas? la otra duda es si vaikeresümeed, robotimuudatustena y Kohandatud resümee están escritos correctamente, el traductor me dice que las 2 primeras llevan un espacio y una búsqueda en google, solo me muestra 2 resultados para las primeras 2 palabras y 3 para la última. Matiia (talk) 18:23, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
¿En serio dudes que las frases estan traducidos correctamente? o_O Soy hablante nativo de la lengua, de estonio... Pudiera darte una explicación exhaustiva, con ejemplos. ¿Pero cómo vayas a averiguarte que lo que te diga es correcta? Con Traductor de Google? o_O Cumbril (talk) 18:53, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Para que sepas, soy el administrador de etwiki. Cumbril (talk) 19:05, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
@Cumbril: Nah, era solo que eso me pareció un poco raro y quería estar completamente seguro. Sé que el traductor no es realmente bueno, y si dudara de tu palabra, entonces habría hecho algo como preguntarle a otro usuario nativo si todo lo que me dices es correcto, en lugar de preguntarte a ti mismo, sobre algo que me pareció raro. Todo hecho ahora, solo he cambiado la posición de 'hoo-closeButtonText' : 'Sule', para que siga el mismo orden que las demás traducciones, ya que si alguien la quiere traducir a su idioma y toma el ejemplo de la traducción en estonio, quede igual a la demás. Feliz navidad para ti y tu familia :-). Matiia (talk) 19:36, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Oh, ya veo. En estonio se puede añadir palabras una al otro libremente como en alemán (se llaman las palabras compuestas). Entonces 'vaikeresümeed' (vaike + resümeed) y 'robotimuudatustena' (roboti + muudatustena). Además, estas palabras estan en su forma conjugada. Por eso no pudiste encontrarlas en la busqueda google.
¡Muchas gracias! ¡Feliz navidad! Cumbril (talk) 21:30, 23 December 2016 (UTC)


Hi Matiia,

Merry Xmas and thanks for all your contributions in the past few year. I like to bring the above user to your attention. This teen has added over 3000 nonsensical articles translated by machine Yoruba Wikipedia. The articles are nothing but mess. I have left a note on their talk page. BTW...I have nominated about 100 for deletion but that's just a drop in a bucket of water. Is there a way we could get his contributions nuked perhaps by a bot or something? Thank you. Wikicology (talk) 10:55, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Holder has handled it. Merry christmas for you too :). Matiia (talk) 18:54, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. All the best. Wikicology (talk) 07:10, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Best Wishes !!Edit

Best Wishes, Matiia!
Hi Matiia, I wish you and your loved ones Happy New Year 2017. Dear, Have a great time !!  TBhagat (talk) 04:08, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, same for you :-). Matiia (talk) 02:53, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

User:Tulsi Bhagat/Mass Message Users ListEdit

Hi, I need to MassMessage regarding Mission 10 and the users list available on history of the page. So that Will you please restore the page? Thank you.  TBhagat (talk) 07:34, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat: done. Matiia (talk) 13:54, 1 January 2017 (UTC)


Hola Matiia, feliz Año Nuevo, ¿podrías encargarte de este usuario? Gracias. --Taichi - (あ!) 21:39, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

@Taichi: listo, y feliz año nuevo para ti también :). Matiia (talk) 21:49, 5 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi Matiia!

I do not know if it is correct to post my question here, so, sorry in advance if I am wrong.
Some weeks ago we requested a global banner on the Central Notice. We haven't had an answer. We know that many campaigns are going on during these coming months.It is not a problem if we have to change the dates if needed. TRhe banner refers to a initiative launched by Iberocoop. The editing contest "The woman you never meet" had great results the last 2 years in the LatinAmerican region and now we want the initiative to become global. The discussion about the rules of the contest is already happening in its meta page and many different chapters and user groups are getting interested by the proposal. As we want to reach as many Wikipedians as possible, we believe a global banner would help us. You can find our request here.
Do you think that we can have a response regarding our request? Thanks again for all your work!! Hugs!--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 14:24, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Ok, I'll handle it. Matiia (talk) 18:16, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Hola Matiia!
Cómo estás? Espero que muy bien! Estamos teniendo una mala repercusión con el banner. Perdón, nos equivocamos. Por ese motivo nos gustaría poder sacarlo ¿sería posible? gracias!--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:18, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Listo. Matiia (talk) 16:30, 9 January 2017 (UTC)


Hola. Hay un error en la fecha de las elecciones a Stewards como por ejemplo Stewards/Elections 2017/Statements/Ramesh S.Bohara donde dice que no firmó el acuerdo de confidencialidad pero las elecciones comienzan el 8 de febrero y no el 1 de febrero. ¿Sabes tú como arreglar eso?. El candidato tiene tiempo para firmar el acuerdo hasta el 8, pues la página principal indica que las elecciones empiezan el 8 de febrero. Gracias y suerte con la candidatura. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 18:56, 2 February 2017 (UTC).

@Ks-M9: Hola, tienes que actualizar la fecha en Template:Sr-elections 2017. Es uno de los parámetros de Template:Sr-problem. Gracias. Matiia (talk) 19:29, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Lo he corregido pero aparece el candidato igual como descalificado. Ahora no sé cuál es el error por corregir en dicha plantilla, o probablemente me haya equivocado al corregir. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 21:34, 2 February 2017 (UTC).
Cierto, no me había fijado bien, había que cambiar otra cosa, ahora sí está bien. Matiia (talk) 21:48, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Good luck!Edit

I'll vote for you. MechQuester (talk) 15:40, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks :-). Matiia (talk) 16:01, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
The first Congratulations. Looking at the votes, you'll be a steward. MechQuester (talk) 00:49, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, but I think it's still soon to say that. Voting is open until 28 February and I'm getting oppose votes every day. Matiia (talk) 01:41, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Round ./. round – my faultEdit

Hi Matiia! I found these different titles with R/round, so I had a look at main sections and categories, uppercase Round. But now I recognized, that there are many different spelling in the last few years. It looks like, that they use Round in main section and categories only, all other pages should be lowercase (I don't understand why, but …). Is it possible to rollback my requests? I will post here a list of these pages, so you must not search these entries. Please ping me, if possible. At least I will replace all Round-entries with round. --Plagiat (talk) 00:35, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

@Plagiat: yes, tell me the names. Matiia (talk) 00:39, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. The pages with Round need no redirection. --Plagiat (talk) 00:59, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

@Plagiat: done. There were 3 pages duplicated. Matiia (talk) 01:13, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
that happens while being in hurry. I used copy and paste with my contributions. Thanks for your help. --Plagiat (talk) 01:20, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikiversity Wikinews Wiktionary portalsEdit

Hi. I wanted to ask a question on the portals of Wikiversity Wikinews and Wiktionary. Me and Ferdi2005 noticed That Are graphically improved especially if you take a cue from the world of Wikipedia. How could we do experience the changes we would like to do That? Do you have any advice that you can give us? can groped the portal and bring back our proposal? There is Also a tab to see the effect of the text contained in template template and template so you can test and see how it is? Thanks and regards --Samuele2002 (Chiedi pure!) 21:37, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

@Samuele2002: those pages have subpages where you could test the code ( template/temp/sandbox, template/temp/sandbox and template/temp/sandbox, you'd need to click preview html on the top of them, where the edit and history buttons are), however, they don't seem to work anymore (the script doesn't work for me, not sure if it does for other users). If they don't work for you either, you could use the console of your browser and testing the HTML code from there, it'll be a bit harder to test though. If you click preview html on the top of the pages you linked, you may see how they look (the script works for me with the pages you linked). Those portal pages are no longer used by Wikimedia portal (changes are to be done on Gerrit now). What changes do you want to do? Matiia (talk) 22:36, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the answer :) I also do not see those pages correctly (I see only the code but the scripts does not work), more than anything else I wanted to try to improve the pages of the portal and make them more similar to Wikipedia, which is very well done graphically in comparison to others that still has much that they do not have a graphical review. Whereas these portals are a kind of "calling card" from the wiki project believe that it is positive that the page is graphically beautiful and cared for. --Samuele2002 (Chiedi pure!) 23:06, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Congratulations on your election to steward certain you did a very good result more than 250 votes in favor !! : D I want to thank you for all the work you're doing and help you gave me when I needed it. P.S. I hope you do not mind if I took a cue from your user page for some parts of my! : P --Samuele2002 (Chiedi pure!) 16:50, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
@Samuele2002: thanks :-). Matiia (talk) 17:06, 28 February 2017 (UTC)


I congratulate you for being a steward. I hope you will do good work for wiki projects. --Uğurkenttalk 17:11, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

@Uğurkent: thanks :-). Matiia (talk) 17:17, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Belated congratulations. I wasn't even eligible to vote, but I would've obviously supported you! And yes, I'm still alive. :-) PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:42, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Congrats on the selectionEdit

Congrats on your selection to Steward. Reguyla 17:19, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks :). Matiia (talk) 17:28, 28 February 2017 (UTC)


Hola. Felicitaciones por salir electo Steward, espero que hagas un gran trabajo :-) y perdón por mi ausencia en la mayoría de febrero. Mucha suerte. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 17:37, 28 February 2017 (UTC).

@Ks-M9: Gracias :). Matiia (talk) 17:53, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations and cheers!Edit

Yay! You're a steward now. MechQuester (talk) 21:46, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

@MechQuester: thanks :). Matiia (talk) 22:17, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for responding to my IRC request for a block. MechQuester (talk) 04:29, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
No problem :-). Matiia (talk) 04:30, 1 March 2017 (UTC)


Gracias. --Vogone (talk) 22:20, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Bitte. Matiia (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2017 (UTC)


No se si felicitarte o darte el pésame (es broma ;))... Me alegro mucho por tu reciente elección, enhorabuena! :) --Yeza (talk) 08:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

@Yeza: jejeje gracias :). Matiia (talk) 15:51, 1 March 2017 (UTC)


Muchas felicidades!! Me alegro mucho de que fueras elegido Steward. Saludos. --Lautaro 97 (talk) 19:50, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

@Lautaro 97: muchas gracias :-). Matiia (talk) 19:59, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Me sumo a la felicitación. ¡Muchas felicidades compañero! Syum90 (talk) 15:35, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
@Syum90: muchas gracias amigo :). Matiia (talk) 15:54, 2 March 2017 (UTC)


Congratulations buddy, u deserved it, Jmvkrecords (Intra talk) 05:35, 2 March 2017 (UTC).

@Jmvkrecords: gracias :). Matiia (talk) 15:34, 2 March 2017 (UTC)


Hola Matiia,

La semana pasada enviamos el request para un banner de un concurso regional que se realizará del 4 de marzo al 9 de abril. Todavía no tuvimos respuesta si fue aceptado o no, ¿podrías verlo?

Mil gracias de antemano :)

--Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 14:22, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Okay. Matiia (talk) 15:45, 2 March 2017 (UTC)


regarding this, mind if I ask if you can perform a rangeblock? Its a long term abuse probably coming from or

MechQuester (talk) 04:15, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
@MechQuester: the IP address isn't in those ranges and I don't have enough information about IP addresses in the same range used by this LTA in order to consider a range block. Matiia (talk) 04:21, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

User:Ivana OreskovaEdit

Delete empty page for obvious advertising and test page. See here. Thanks. -- 17:26, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

She blanked the page, so deletion doesn't seem to be necessary. Matiia (talk) 22:09, 27 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello, sorry for send here but can you look in my request here. Thanks--Alaa :)..! 16:13, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

It has been handled by Stryn. Matiia (talk) 22:19, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


I am using voice recognition and apologize for any grammatical or syntax errors in advance. My name is John and I live in the great state of Ohio I have a pseudo name or authorship Name by the name of brending klout I am reaching out to you because I noticed you added a page and I am very impressed with all of your credentials I am a relatively new user of this website and would like some mentorship if you have the time please advise thank you. COACH ZARLINO (talk) 14:45, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

@COACH ZARLINO: Hi. Please see en:Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user. I don't have enough time for that for now. Matiia (talk) 15:54, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank You Nick❗Edit

Very cool=😎. Thank you for the assistance and training. I appreciate it . [1]COACH ZARLINO (talk) 06:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello. it seems like my friend pedro pinto spammed because he thought it would help me to vote with new accounts, this spam isn't done by me and i didnt request him to do that. note that i asked my friends on facebook to vote for me. i just told him to stop creating fake accounts because it's useless.

thank you for your message!

Need info pleaseEdit

Speaking of which... after your block here [8], can you provide me with more information about the other socks of this account ? I thought that user only spoilt the vote of Wiki Loves Africa with a double dozen spam (which I reverted). But if he did worse than that, I believe we should cancel the vote altogether. Looking forward to more info on this. Please help. Anthere (talk) 21:17, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Actually... forget about my request. I saw this. Thanks Anthere (talk)


Hi anthere! i'm Taher the guy who has most votes (photo 28) on wiki loves africa. first of all i really appreciate that you accepted my photo as one of the bests in the contest!

Second, My friend said that he only created those accounts to vote for me, he thought it would help me so he did it without informing me, plus he didn't know it was against WLA rules, so i don't think i can be responsible for this because anybody could've done it without informing me, note that when he informed me about this i just deleted the votes he added with those fake accounts. and here's his contact so he can admit you personally that he is the one that created them and it's not me that i created them. full name : Pedro Pinto facebook : and number : +351 927764114

third, i just shared the link of contest to a couple of friends informing them about it and i said to some of them ' if u like my photo, i'd appreciate if you vote for it ' so i'm not forcing them, just suggesting for some friends ( like 6 friends or something ) - I saw many of people in contest doing this publicly in facebook and porbably all of them did it privately (so i'm not the only one and it seemed okay for everybody).

Why are you blaming me only for this? it's obvious that almost everyone in this contest shared link with their friends to vote for them.

and i only did this because it's logically acceptable (i'm not forcing them to vote for me) and because it's not against the contest's rules to inform your friends about the contest.

I hope you understand well that i warned my friend not to create any fake profiles again to vote for me, and i stopped informing my friends about the contest.

thank you for your time. @Anthere: @Matiia: --TaherNagati (talk) 23:05, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm waiting for CheckUser results. Matiia (talk) 22:08, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Permiso en es.WikipediaEdit

Hola. En Wikipedia en español tenemos esta solicitud para coordinador de cursos del programa educativo. Sin embargo no podemos atenderla positivamente porque a los burócratas locales no se nos permite asignar ese permiso (ignoro la razón). ¿Quién debe hacerlo? ¿Puedes ayudarnos? Gracias. Montgomery (talk) 15:33, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

@Montgomery: Es muy raro que no se pueda y no estoy seguro la razón, he creado phab:T163118. Matiia (talk) 16:29, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Voting resultsEdit

Please summarize the voting results on Steward requests/Permissions, the time has expired. --Санюн Вадик (talk) 07:47, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

It has been handled by Avraham. Matiia (talk) 00:46, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Socking impersonatorEdit

If you're still around can you take care of User:Clach baby? He's been copying and pasting admin user pages and doing other nonsense vandal editing and socking, especially on Commons. His user page here is copied from a Finnish admin's. Daphne Lantier 02:57, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

@Daphne Lantier: locked. Thanks. Matiia (talk) 03:04, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

xoser of diq.wikiEdit

Hello, we have been waiting for sysop removal of access for Xoser of Zazaki Wikipedia since almost two week. We stated that Zazaki Wikipedia is so small and a third sysop is needless and so there is a consensus about remove Xoser's sysop access. When will we receive answer? And Xoser had automatically been desysopped due to the rule of 2 years of inactivity. As Melos says Xoser met the AAR inactivity criteria. But a steward made him sysop again, only for his demand. This is unfair. (this is all our conversation)

If so, all members can demand this from stewards. When we started local discussion on Zazaki Wikipedia, he came out after 3 years of inactivity. He did nothing for Zazaki Wikipedia for 3 years. The problem is that Xoser did nothing for Zazaki Wikipedia but he does not want to be desysopped too. Thanks. Vuzorg (talk) 10:44, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

@Vuzorg: Xoser wasn't desysopped due to the rule of 2 years of inactivity, it was due to a local discussion (here you can find Xoser's admin rights removal request), but as the most of those voters were Erdemaslancan's socks (3 of them), it was considered as invalid and the user rights was restored. Your local request on diqwiki is open since 15 April, which is the same day as you request to us to remove Xoser's admin rights. You shouldn't request to us to remove someone's user rights the same day that the voting got opened, it should be open for some time, so it makes sense that you request hasn't been handled yet. It is even still open, and once it get closed, some users will probably need to be checkusered, as it seems some users are using socks. I currently see no consensus to remove Xoser's admin rights, but this can, of course, change once socks votes are invalided. Btw, I'd recommend to read AAR policy to know how it works. Matiia (talk) 19:06, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Dear @Matiia:,
  1. First desysop discussion had opened because of his AAR and there was a statement on local discussion stated that he was not active for 3 years (2014-2017). Please look at here Melos says you have to become active again because you meet the AAR inactivity criteria. This person (Xoser) met AAR inactivitiy criteria. But he demanded and Melos assigned him as sysop again. Is this really reasonable to assign a person as sysop again after 3 years of inactivity?
  2. On the other hand, as I explained, if you check all against votes on local discussion, I'am explaining acitivity periods Xoser (2014-2017), Neribij (2014-2017), Kirmanciye (2014-2017), Azadi (2014-2017), Asmen34 (2017 a new account, probably sock puppet), Gomada (sysop of Kurdish wikipedia who interferenes Zazaki Wikipedia's own problem). All of these accounts was active on 2014 and now again came out to vote, is this just a similaritiy? Obviously these accounts came out for only vote.
  3. Please check these account's (even my account, users who support removal of xoser's sysop access too) activity log. You will see what I am trying to tell. Vuzorg (talk) 07:53, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
I can just agree with Vuzorg. Please act after the AAA rules. Best regards. --asmên 15:24, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
@Vuzorg: 1) as I said, that first desysop discussion is invalid, not sure why you are still talking about it. If Melos restored the user right, it is because it shouldn't have been removed. We are waiting for the local decision before taking any action about Xoser. Please resolve this locally and once you have a decision, we'll take any action, if needed.
2) and 3), yes, I know, and that is the reason because I said that some users will need to be checkusered, some votes are also clearly canvassed. I've checked some users and via CU, I can only confirm that Memedaga is a sock of Asmen. Matiia (talk) 17:26, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Matiia, and sorry for writing on your page. It is important that you found out User:Asmen (who is an admin on diq.wikipedia) has a suck (User:Memedaga) If you don't mind, I will mention it here. Cheers!--Gomada (talk) 19:00, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

@Gomada: yes, it's okay. Feel free to do it. Matiia (talk) 00:10, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
That's not true. Memedaga is a member of the managing comitee of our Zazaki Institute who used sometimes my laptop. I am a sysop and an active member of Zazaki Wikipedia. Why should I use a sock puppet --Asmêno Bêwayir (mesac) 23:33, 3 Gulan 2017 (UTC)
@Asmen: it looks like you used a sock to support requests which you think that should be approved. Matiia (talk) 00:43, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
You should ask also the other guys about this who try to misuse your unproven statement. I wrote who the user Memedaga is. --asmên 12:04, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Dear @Matiia:

Asmen is a sysop of Zazaki Wikipedia since almost 2006. Why does he need use a sock puppet? On the other hand, Gomada is sysop of another, apart wikipedia, he is sysop of Kurdish Wikipedia. I do not understand why he interferes Zazaki Wikipedia's own problem? Maybe because of that he shares same political (anti-Armenian, anti-Turkish, anti-Zaza and pro-Kurdist) and religious (Islamist) views with Xoser? Is this moral that Gomada meddle Zazaki Wikipedia's own problem from another wikipedia? If I meddle English wikipedia's or another wikipedia's own problem, would it be fair?

I think that (I'm sure of that) Xoser called people Neribij, Kirmanciye, Azadi, Asmen34 and from another wikipedia Gomada to get support. Even these account's activities and contributions are not permanent, year by year. Is this fair consider their votes valid? And the biggest problem, a third sysop is really needed for a small wiki like Zazaki Wikipedia? We don't think so, we say no, it's not needed. Vuzorg (talk) 13:10, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

̣@Vuzorg: CheckUser data says that he is using a sock, I'm not sure about the reason why he does so and I won't speculate about it. If their votes are valid or not, it's something that diqwiki community should decided. A third sysop is not the biggest problem at all, I'm unable to understand why you are so obsessed with it and if it's needed or not, it should be decided by diqwiki community, we (stewards) won't remove a user right from any user because we (stewards) think it's not needed. Again, please try to resolve this locally. Matiia (talk) 16:16, 3 May 2017 (UTC)


Why did you remov my request? :) Bloch khan (talk) 08:12, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@Bloch khan: please see CheckUser policy#Appointing local Checkusers to know how to appoint local CheckUsers.· Steward requests/Checkuser is to request to stewards check some user on a wiki without local CheckUsers, not to nominate someone to CheckUser access. Matiia (talk) 17:31, 1 May 2017 (UTC)


Hola Matiia, Quería consultarte por un pedido de banner para una encuesta a editores/as loggeados de wikipedia en español. Te mando el link del pedido.
No sé si será posible... Por favor haceme saber cualquier cosa que necesites.

Saludos, --Constanza Verón (WMAR) (talk) 13:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

@Constanza Verón (WMAR): buenas, no me había llegado el ping. Por lo que tengo entendido, se debe añadir una nueva linea para que la extensión funcione, no remplazar un mensaje ya escrito. Sobre el bannear, no estoy realmente seguro, ya que tiene algunas preguntas sobre información personal, así que le he preguntado a un staff qué piensa y esperaré por su respuesta. Matiia (talk) 22:40, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

@Matiia: Primero perdón por lo del ping, estoy aprendiendo. Con respecto a la encuesta, no te preocupes, podemos sacar el pedido de información personal (edad, género y lugar) si te parece. Si hay alguna otra cosa avisame! Lo que sí debería cambiar las fechas del banner de acuerdo a lo que vayamos hablando. ¡Estamos en contacto! ¡Muchas gracias! --Constanza Verón (WMAR) (talk) 14:56, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Hola. Veo que por un tiempo corto bloqueaste globalmente esta IP que le pertenece al abusador de las banderas, Szm. Con esta IP se mantuvo más activo todavía durante el 2017 y un poco el año pasado. Su última edición con esta dirección fue hoy en las wikis en japonés y en portugués. ¿Podrías considerar volver a bloquear esta IP? Es con la que más tiempo se mantuvo. --Ks-M9 [disc.] 17:42, 11 May 2017 (UTC).

La he bloqueado por 3 meses por ahora. Gracias por el aviso. Matiia (talk) 17:48, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

A+ workEdit

You do wonderful amounts of anti-vandalism work. Keep it up! MechQuester (talk) 02:49, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks :). Matiia (talk) 03:46, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Foundation wiki feedbackEdit

Hello. I notice that there have been reverts of some feedbacks lately. Is protection necessary? --George Ho (talk) 04:52, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

It would be quite backwards to protect the feedback page for "protected" pages. :) --Nemo 06:04, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
I'd say not for now. It can still be handled by users and that's the only page to request modifications on foundationwiki (unless you use the talk page of some user with an account there). Matiia (talk) 00:06, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi MattiaEdit

Hi I'm lina I like your page so much it's so pretty but normally I have a question for you : please how can I use meta Wikimedia and please i really need your explanation.. Talk to me as soon as and *good luck sister * 😊 Thank you 😉👌👍 Lina Parker (talk) 09:50, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

@Lina Parker: Meta:About. Matiia (talk) 23:08, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you so much dearly

💕 Best wishes 💕 Lina Parker (talk) 14:56, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Quick RequestEdit

Can you move [this page] back to User:Koavf? A vandal had moved it to its present name. MechQuester (talk) 13:04, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

@MechQuester: It's not needed, Koavf replaced the redirect of that move page with the content of their userpage. Matiia (talk) 19:20, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

CU rightsEdit

Hello, Matiia. Thank you for fulfilling my request. I just have one question to ask: the expiration of OnlyJonny term of one year as CheckUser can't be automatic, as done here? Érico (talk) 02:50, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

@Érico: Hi. I didn't do it as the policy doesn't talk about granting this user right temporally, but now done, anyway. Matiia (talk) 02:54, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. This will prevent further unnecessary removal requests in the future. Regards. Érico (talk) 02:58, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Range blockEdit

Can the block in rangeblock, also see the block log. - 00:52, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Why? Matiia (talk) 02:00, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Now done. Matiia (talk) 02:15, 5 July 2017 (UTC)


No sé si tu recuerdas más claramente los casos de este usuario. Si así es y deseas echarle un ojo por si hubiese más títeres siéntente libre. Un saludo, —MarcoAurelio 23:59, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Gracias, encontré uno. Matiia (talk) 00:38, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Do me a favor.Edit

lock my account. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MechQuester (talk)

Hi. We don't lock accounts per self-request, you can just stop to use it. Matiia (talk) 20:06, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
ok. Can you rename my account to "vanished user"? MechQuester (talk) 20:13, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
That username is already taken. Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest, if you want to change your username. Matiia (talk) 20:15, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
@MechQuester: Self-requested account locks are in fact allowed. See this discussion. If you wish that, you may file a request at SRG, but the consequences are those described by MarcoAurelio in that discussion. I don't recommend it. Defender (talk) 20:37, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Período en SRGPEdit

Hola. El Steward Ruslik0 modificó el tiempo de la solicitud del usuario DARIO SEVERI en SRGP. Para mí se equivocó, porque la solicitud está hecha desde el 11 de julio y en dos semanas tendría que terminar (25 de julio) pero el Steward extendió la petición hasta el 1 de agosto. ¿Sabes cómo es eso, o acaso se ha equivocado? --Ks-M9 [disc.] 22:58, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

@Ks-M9: aparentemente se confundió con la fecha de la edición que hizo DARIO SEVERI hoy, donde al final de la presentación que hizo, sale el 18 de julio, y desde el 18 de julio al 1 de agosto, hay dos semanas. Siéntete libre de deshacerle. Matiia (talk) 23:28, 18 July 2017 (UTC)


Sorry to disturb you again with these complaints about IRC, but whenever I try to connect to IRC with "", it keeps disconnecting me from the server. I never had this problem before my long break from IRC (Summer 2017). Has something changed with IRC? Or is it just my IRC? Thanks. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:24, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

@Atcovi: hi. What message does it show you? Matiia (talk) 23:55, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

[10:20:57] Connecting to server...
[10:20:57] Connected...
[10:20:57] Disconnected from the IRC server ""!
[10:20:57] Reconnecting in 7 second(s)... (Cancel)

And it just repeats.... It's pretty annoying and I want to get rid of this problem. Thanks. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:21, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

@Atcovi: this doesn't seem to be an issue anymore? Matiia (talk) 23:43, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
It does this time to time. Still an issue. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:43, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: It isn't enough information for me knowing what happens, does it show you anything else? what's the configuration of your client? Matiia (talk) 00:57, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

I haven't been able to connect to IRC during school, so it may be because of the school. Will report back if I have anymore errors on IRC. Thanks! Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:42, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

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Felicidades. Ya está hecho. Ahora supongo que puedo tomarme unas vacaciones. En fin, no sé qué decirte que no sepas ya sobre cómo va esto así que ya no escribo más. Un saludo, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:48, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Jejeje. Muchas gracias :). Matiia (talk) 15:27, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Smart rollbackEdit

Hola Matiia: Te escribo a ti porque como usuario veterano que eres, pienso que puedes orientarme en este asunto. Acabo de instalar el script smart rollback, pero al parecer no me funciona. Si bien en la página hay una nota que dice The links at the top are only going to appear if there is at least one rollback link on the page, no estoy muy seguro de qué significa eso. Pensaba que podías ayudarme en resolver esto. Saludos, Esteban16 (talk) 23:34, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

@Esteban16: Hola. Si en la página en la que estás, hay un enlace para revertir una edición, en la esquina superior derecha te aparecerá un botón que dice smart rollback, que al presionarlo, te aparecerá el cuadro de esta imagen (prueba por ejemplo en esta página). La herramienta funcionará solo si tienes la capacidad de revertir una edición (siendo un administrador, reversor o tener algún permiso global que incluya dicho permiso). Matiia (talk) 23:45, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
Ya veo, creí que se trataba de un script para revertir en cualquier wiki. Muchas gracias por la explicación. Esteban16 (talk) 23:48, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Failed message: Changes to the global ban policyEdit

I noticed the bulk message "Changes to the global ban policy" failed on the nl:wikt Village Pump. Are we the only one, did we do something wrong, are you going to retry or do we have to solve this ourselves? --MarcoSwart (talk) 00:22, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoSwart: Hi. I don't know if nlwikt is the only wiki where it failed, I'm not sure why it happened either. I won't retry it, as the message would be leaved twice on some wikis. I've posted the mssage on your VP myself. Matiia (talk) 16:39, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Ayuda con WikimediaEdit

Hola Matiia,

Soy un Wikipedista que colabora activamente con el mantenimiento de Wikipedia y sufro una discapacidad grave que este año se ha agravado exponencialmente y me gustaría saber si existe un departamento en Wikimedia relacionado con la discapacidad, por consejo de mis cercanos y de mi psicólogo me recomendaron que hiciese realidad alguna vieja aspìración o algo que me llenase y me ayudase a intentar llevar un poco mejor la situación, cómo sería el hecho de ser Bibliotecario en Wikipedia, cosa que me resulta imposible dado que no llevo un año en ella, aunque colaboré con otros ordenadores cómo IP, y aunque llevase un año, no ganaría la votación dada la desconfianza de la Comunidad. --MONUMENTA (talk) 15:00, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

@MONUMENTA: hola. Desafortunadamente, no conozco la existencia de un departamento relacionado a ese tema. Matiia (talk) 16:31, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Muchas gracias Matiia, y disculpa las molestias. --MONUMENTA (talk) 17:03, 17 November 2017 (UTC)


Hola Matiia, espero que te encuentres bien. Me gustaría que me ayudaras sobre un asunto que si bien ya fue contenido en Wikipedia en español por Bernard, ahora pretende extenderse a Commons con acoso hacia Chico512 y mi persona, donde ha proferido insultos y amenazas. Siento que el susodicho busca el bloqueo global de su cuenta. Saludos. --Taichi - (あ!) 06:31, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

El usuario ha comenzado a generar nueva guerra de ediciones en commons. Saludos. --Chico512 (talk) 15:02, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
@Taichi: buenas, yo también espero que estés bien :). Veo que el usuario ha sido bloqueado en commonswiki recientemente, después de una solicitud de Chico512. En estos momentos, lo mejor es manejarlo localmente. Si en el futuro el usuario sigue buscando problemas en más wikis (unos 2 o 3 wikis más) con estos problemas, lo mejor sería iniciar una solicitud de comentarios para banearle globalmente, pero en estos momentos, es algo que debe ser manejado localmente. Matiia (talk) 16:45, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Gracias Matiia y también a Chico512. --Taichi - (あ!) 23:10, 17 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi! Delete broken redirects from the list. (talk) 10:52, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

I've reverted your edit. You don't need to redirect pages candidate for deletion. I don't know that language, so I'm not sure how relevant is that article, thus I'll let another steward/global sysop to handle the possible deletion. Matiia (talk) 23:57, 21 November 2017 (UTC)


I was on phone. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 00:20, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

:). Matiia (talk) 00:31, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


Why did you remove my reqest for help? COACH ZARLINO (talk) 10:27, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

COACH ZARLINO (talk) 10:27, 11 December 2017 (UTC) COACH ZARLINO (talk) 10:27, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

You've got mailEdit

--Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:21, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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Hi Matiia .. please can you delete this . Thank You --Omar2040 (talk) 17:48, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

@Omar2040: Please contact علاء, (s)he edited today. Matiia (talk) 17:51, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
علاء can not delete the pages because he is not admin. in arabic wikiversity --Omar2040 (talk) 17:55, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
You are right. says (s)he is a local admin, but it's apparently an issue with cache and temp user rights. Done, btw. Matiia (talk) 18:15, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much --Omar2040 (talk) 18:25, 28 December 2017 (UTC)


A Meta este año ;), a desearte muy buen 2018!! :)

Paz, felicidad y que nunca te falte una sonrisa este año 2018 que ya casi estrenamos. ¡Un abrazo grande Matiia! --Yeza (talk) 07:25, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
@Yeza: muchas gracias :). Espero también que sea un buen 2018 para ti y tu familia. Matiia (talk) 15:47, 29 December 2017 (UTC)


I am somewhat concerned with the tone of the blocked user (same person, multiple accounts) who has been posting on my userpage (see [9]) The last blocked user's edit summary suggests they made some kind of personal threat against me ([10]). I am also seeing similar problems on my userpage (note four blocked accounts vandalizing my page here). Is a rangeblock of the IP possible? Montanabw (talk) 20:14, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

@Montanabw: Severals accounts were created from the same IP addresses, but they are from different ranges, so a range block wouldn't be very useful. Matiia (talk) 02:17, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, thanks for what you have been able to do. Can you block the IP addresses? They've done so on this user in the past over on, where they've found at least 150 different accounts over the years. This sockmaster been bothering me over on since I was one of the people who busted them for mass socking about 8 years ago(!) I think they might reactivate their socking whenever they move or change ISPs, they seem to go for long periods of time inactive and then suddenly crank up again. Montanabw (talk) 20:50, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
@Montanabw: The ones I found are already blocked. Matiia (talk) 20:55, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Life is good, then. I suppose if they keep socking, then you can block the IP itself from creating accounts, but I suppose that can be drastic if it's an ISP or a business. Montanabw (talk) 20:57, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
I mean the IP addresses are already blocked. Matiia (talk) 21:00, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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Global blockEdit

Where do I find information on why a user is blocked? For example this one. --Traveler100 (talk) 18:15, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

@Traveler100: You'd have to ask the user who locked them. That user is locked because is a sock of A Den Jentyl Ettien Avel Dysklyver. Matiia (talk) 18:23, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your quick block of this Denver IP. Just thought I'd bring to your attention that the IP (and definitely the same person) was globally blocked for a week on February 14, so a longer block may be a good idea. See en:User:Bri/Denver LTA for context. Regards, Favonian (talk) 17:29, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

@Favonian: Thanks. I've re-blocked them for 2 weeks. Matiia (talk) 17:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


Hola Matiia. El usuario (Usuario:Tabarnia) está haciendo propaganda fascista con su actividad en Wikipedia. Véase su historial de contribuciones. Aparte de eso secuestra artículos, revirtiendo ediciones arbitrariamente, mintiendo reiteradamente en sus argumentos con afán de desacreditar al resto de contribuyentes de esta ENCICLOPEDIA LIBRE para poder actuar como si esto fuera su cortijo personal. Solicito por favor que se revise profundamente su caso. Muchas gracias. 00:12, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

No hay nada que yo pueda hacer. Y por favor, no siga evadiendo su bloqueo. Matiia (talk) 01:29, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

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Hi there I have a topic for us to discuss do u mind helping X 12 (talk) 08:59, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

@X 12: ? Matiia (talk) 15:48, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

I need your help 😣 X 12 (talk) 20:45, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

@X 12: yes, but what do you need? Matiia (talk) 00:07, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
(X 12 (talk) 04:46, 16 April 2018 (UTC))What could be really done to stop all the wars operating in different countries X 12 (talk) 04:46, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

A glorious actionEdit

Ah yes excellent. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:43, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

@Ajraddatz: Ah yes very excellent. Thanks. And thanks User:Jfblanc for unblocking me :). Matiia (talk) 16:36, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Hmm with the unblock this is less glorious. Oh well. – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:39, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
¬¬. Matiia (talk) 16:42, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Jfblanc (talk) 18:30, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

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Oops sorryEdit

I guess I need to fix my spam detection sense. Sorry for undoing your edit. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wettlauf (talk)

It's okay, don't worry :). Matiia (talk) 01:06, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Matiia, this account, Wettlauf, is the same as Skiyomi. You can see the user pages. Skiyomi was inserting non-sense/vandalism, like what did. Just as a heads-up. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 01:19, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Oh, thanks. Matiia (talk) 19:43, 25 April 2018 (UTC)


Hello @Matiia: I'm user:virajmishra I came after 3 month. And i don't have any other account neither i have created any editing. Please remove global blocking of my account. In future i will never ever try to make any account. Please unlock my this account virajmishra account as soon as possible. I seriously apologised whatever i have done.And its beyond the privacy and policy of Wikipedia. I was unknown to make dual id on it.And apart from these i promise to rectify the error of English Wikipedia and commons Wikipedia. As soon as my id will unblocked i will make it right. I have already requested from admin to unblock my account .Please unblock my account globally. I want to work for Text editing in English Wikipedia. I will let edit only true and authorised text editing not like those who are editing in bad manner and also mostly wrong. i would like to do text editing about Bollywood and tollywood.I will always edit true and fare. i have requested to global unlock but ruslik0 not unlocking my account..but i have accepted my mistake and my behavior. Im very very sorry. Please give me a only one chance. Please Matiia. Thank you very much brother. Please help me someone not help me but you please help me because i realized my behavior and mistake But now I will never do anything. Please check. 2405:204:E709:BEDE:9A02:7C67:854:F12A 11:24, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

This is not the right place to request a unlock. Please make a request at SRG or email Matiia (talk) 15:58, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
But i can't request in SRG because this page is semi protected. I have already requested but Ruslik0 is not unlocking my account. Sir I'm accepted my behavior But now I will never do anything. But ruslik0 is not unlocking my account please you put the request in SRG. Please 2405:204:E709:BEDE:1F1A:913E:CAD5:2C9C 16:13, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Then email If you can't make a request at SRG, you will not be able answer questions. Matiia (talk) 16:22, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Ok. But someone is not helping me. And thank you so much.2405:204:E709:BEDE:1F1A:913E:CAD5:2C9C 16:29, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello Matiia. You told me some day ago. Send email to Stewards, Yes i have sent the mail but not responding anyone, so i have put the new request in SRG, Please give me a guideline. And help me. Im so sad and lonely because someone not help me. Will my account unlock?--2405:204:E284:C150:7DA8:82F5:B8C6:A739 17:48, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Be patient. Unlock requests take some time. I don't know, if your account will be unlocked, it's still to be decided. Matiia (talk) 21:26, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Help us design granular blocks!Edit

Hello :-) The Anti-Harassment Tools team at the Wikimedia Foundation will start building these granular blocking tools in a few weeks and we've asked WMF designer Alex Hollender to help us make some wireframes so the tools are intuitive to MediaWiki users.

We have a first draft of how we think this tool should work. You can read the full proposed implementation here but here are the significant parts:

  • Granular blocks (page, category, namespace, and file uploading) will be built on top of Special:Block. These blocks will function as if they were regular blocks and allow for the same options, but only take effect on specific pages.
  • We will add a new checkbox for "Block this user from the whole site" which will be checked by default. When it is unchecked the admin will be able to specify which pages, categories, and/or namespaces the user should be blocked from editing.
  • Granular blocks can be combined and/or overlap. (For example, a user could be simultaneously blocked from editing the articles Rain, Thunder, Lightning, and all pages inside the Category:Weather.)
  • Only one block is set at a time, to adjust what the user is blocked from the administrator would have to modify the existing block.
  • Block logs should display information about the granular block
  • When a blocked user attempts to edit an applicable page, they should see a block warning message which include information on their block (reason, expiration, what they are blocked from, etc.)
  • If a category is provided, the blocked user cannot edit either the category page itself and all pages within the category.
  • If the File: namespace is blocked, the user should not be allowed to upload files.

We like this direction because it builds on top of the existing block system, both a technical and usability wise. Before we get too far along with designs and development we'd like to hear from you about our prosposal:

  1. What do you think of the proposed implementation?
  2. We believe this should be an expansion of Special:Block, but it has been suggested that this be a new special page. What are your thoughts?
  3. Should uploading files be combined with a File namespace block, or as a separate option? (For example, if combined, when a user is blocked from the File namespace, they would neither be able to edit any existing pages in the File namespace nor upload new files.)
  4. Should there be a maximum number of things to be blocked from? Or should we leave it up to admin discretion?

We appreciate your feedback on this project's talk page or by email. For the Anti-Harassment Tools team, SPoore (WMF) (talk) , Trust and Safety Specialist, Community health initiative (talk) 20:49, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Another LTAEdit

I must vandelise wickipedia (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)

Thanks. 2601:1C0:4401:24A0:FD5D:9743:AAC3:47D1 01:20, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 02:51, 26 May 2018 (UTC)


Please explain this lock. Please explain this to me in line with Global locks, Banned user, and please cite examples that this account is unacceptable as an LTA.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:35, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: It has always been our practice to lock socks of locked accounts. That's because I locked it. The page linked by you isn't a policy, it just lists a few common reasons and practice. Matiia (talk) 17:54, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Then change the guidance, if it sits there as guidance and not the practice, then please fix it. If there is a practice please properly document so that the community can know the standards being set otherwise there is no ability to manage expectations and have accountability of actions.

FWIW I will dispute that this has always been the practice, though it may be the current practice. It is my opinion that a default practice like that is pretty much rubbish where subsequent accounts are not problematic. The practice pushes users to be problematic and to be part of the game. Deal with the problems that truly exist. Let those who can learn a lesson do so, learn to differentiate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:49, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

That's a good point. Matiia (talk) 21:31, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

IRC logsEdit

<Matia> huh?
<Matia> ajr, do you want me to go?
<Matia> to leave*
<Matia> okay
* Matia (Matiia@wikimedia/Matiia) has left ("Leaving")
<ajr> Tragic.

FYI – Ajraddatz (talk) 03:48, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Indeed. Matiia (talk) 03:50, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

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Hola. En relación a esta solicitud estoy por cerrarla y pedirle que abra una nueva cuando tenga previsto emplearlo en un futuro próximo. ¿Qué te parece? Saludos, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:09, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: buenas. Suena bien, no hay problemas de mi parte. Matiia (talk) 20:44, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Hecho pues (hace unos días, se me olvidó mencionártelo). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:20, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Nicely cleaned up!Edit

Hi Matiia. I want to thank you for fixing the crash site left behind by L O M G E R and putting all the pages back, including the community proposal to shut the Simple English Wikipedia. Ironic really, that one of the reasons they want to close us is because we attract vandals, and even the proposal to shut us down attracts a vandal! We just can't win :) Many thanks. DaneGeld (talk) 21:31, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

No problem :). Matiia (talk) 21:33, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Request for IP block exemptionEdit

I’be been trying to edit the English Wikipedia from my phone over 4G recently, and due to my IP address range (2600:387:5:807:0:0:0:0/64), I haven’t been able to even when I’m logged in. I don’t know if you can grant IP block exemptions on the English Wikipedia, but if you can’t, can you please tell me whom I should go to? I’ve made over 10,000 edits there. Esszet (talk) 23:37, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

@Esszet: Hello. Does this happen only when using your phone? and if yes, do you use your phone to edit outside of enwiki? Matiia (talk) 01:56, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
So far, yes, but I’ve never tried to edit the English Wikipedia from anything else over 4G. If by "enwiki" you mean the English Wikipedia, then yes, I also use it to edit the English Wiktionary, where I’ve already been granted one. Esszet (talk) 02:18, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
@Esszet: okay, you can make a request at UTRS. I was asking as if you edit more wikis from your phone, we could grant you the global flag, but the local one should be enough. Matiia (talk) 02:31, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Esszet (talk) 23:30, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
It’s been over a month now, and it still hasn’t been granted. Does it usually take this long? Esszet (talk) 13:55, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
@Esszet: no idea, I don't handle enwiki stuff, sorry. Matiia (talk) 20:44, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

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Page curationEdit

The Malayalam Wikipedia community requested to install Page Curation (PageTriage).വിക്കിപീഡിയ:പഞ്ചായത്ത്_(എല്ലാ_സഭകളും)#വിക്കിപീഡിയ_പുതിയ_പേജ്_റോന്തചുറ്റൽ. I dont know where should i request to have this tool.Hope you can help me. Thank you. Akhiljaxxn (talk) 01:05, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

@Akhiljaxxn: hello. You have to make a request on phabricator. See Requesting wiki configuration changes for more information. Matiia (talk) 18:48, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
But i cannot sign in to phabricator.I tried many times. Akhiljaxxn (talk) 00:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
@Akhiljaxxn: why not? how are you trying to do it? Matiia (talk) 01:03, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
I've tried to sign through here but its not working.Can you pls help me to sign in or forward my request there? Akhiljaxxn (talk) 02:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
@Akhiljaxxn: Here. Matiia (talk) 03:20, 24 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi @Matiia: I am user GAGAS00 and globally blocked please unblock from me globe so i can use wikipedia again. 10:18, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Email, explaining why you should be unlocked. Matiia (talk) 20:47, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

@Matiia: i am not using any email please unblock only from globe block i am waiting from long time. 13:28, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

I saw the mail you sent. You'll get an answer soon. Matiia (talk) 17:04, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Ok Please check this and unblock from globe 12:12, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Steward requests/MiscellaneousEdit

Hi Matiia, I've seen that you're a steward and you're currently active. Would you mind taking care of a request I've opened last month in Miscellaneous but nobody has solved yet, please? Gheorghiosan (talk) 15:45, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

I'll have a look. Matiia (talk) 21:20, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for replying, but you missed the crux of the matter. I didn't open that request for 2 or 3 sockpuppets already blocked, I've opened it for other sockpuppets and for the sockmaster. In short I'm asking to: check if any other sockpuppets were created and used from the 4 proxy IP ranges I listed above that were blocked and that are linked to the already blocked socks (2 suspected accounts to start with are Fulgencio Kokomeci and MbretiBasha); ascertain that the sockmaster is user Ninonino (that wouldn't be difficult considering that I've listed a dozen of links proving the relation between the socks, the proxies, the IPs and Ninonino); taking the measures envisaged for this kind of abuse (which should be indefinite global blocks as it was done with Myeuurn and Baka Líte for the same reasons). Do you think you can make the necessary checks yourself? Gheorghiosan (talk) 15:20, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Okay, let's forget about detecting the sockmaster for the moment: what about detecting the other sockpuppets created using those proxies and not blocked yet (starting with Fulgencio Kokomeci and MbretiBasha)? Gheorghiosan (talk) 19:45, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

User pageEdit

Hi Matiia--can you please just indef-semi-protect my talk page and user page? I'm tired of that little shit. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 00:25, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

@Drmies: hi. I don't think it's needed for now, just 2 vandalism this month. I'll add your user page and talk page to my watchlist and I'll semi-protect them, if this continue. Matiia (talk) 01:47, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Dude is abusing all the other wikis to do this kind of thing. And these are wikis where I am rarely if ever active. Drmies (talk) 03:55, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Did it again. Drmies (talk) 14:27, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, how about now? And run CU, get a rangeblock going, an edit filter... User:Ajraddatz, can you do something? Drmies (talk) 20:13, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Rangeblocks are already in place, but IPs are cheap. I've protected your talk page for a little while. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:17, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, I have no idea what happened besides that edit in 28 August. Matiia (talk) 23:03, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Emergency in KaWikiEdit

Dear steward,
Please read my explanation thoroughly. It is about an inexorable situation in the Georgian Wikipedia, the long-established. Every attempt to solve the problem locally fails again and again. So, please, do not be indifferent.
The requests are extraordinary, so I do not write on a general page, but personally.
Best regards, Deu. 18:03, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

A favorEdit

I am not active on meta, and the IP vandalism on my talk page spams my email. Could you please semiprotect User talk:Materialscientist, for as long as possible/reasonable (within the policies of this Wikiproject). Thanks a lot. Materialscientist (talk) 03:53, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

It has been handled by Tegel. Matiia (talk) 18:14, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


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... con asuntos familiares pendientes, por lo que todavia voy a estar una temporada algo desconectado. Ya lo siento. No obstante si hay algo que necesites mándame un email y reviso cuando pueda. Espero terminar con estos líos familiares pronto y volver a mis niveles de actividad previos lo antes posible. Un saludo, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:47, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: no hay problema, la vida real es más importante que esto. Espero que soluciones todos tus problemas y descanses, es bueno alejarse de todo esto de vez en cuando. Saludos. Matiia (talk) 02:05, 4 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi Matiia. Hope all is well. With a quick check you can notice that my global account has been repeatedly block on enwp, enwq, svwp from among others over the past few weeks. I believe that my account was hacked somehow so I'm asking for your help to unlock the blocks after reviewing my edit history. I also understand that WMF has suspended my CU access as a result - which is not an issue for now, but I'd like to appeal that after I clean my record here first. Thanks in advance for your help. --Ciphers (talk) 14:47, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Is your account compromised (as you imply above), are you teaching a course, are you innocently caught in an autoblock, or otherwise what is causing this? Your edits on multiple wikis are, or have borderlined, disruptive, and it does not look to me like normal compromised behavior. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 14:58, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi, Vermont. As I said last night, I am teaching a course, but perhaps sharing the same IP with others might be causing this. I really don't know, that's why I'm asking a steward to investigate here. Much appreciate follow-through here, but I'd also appreciate a non-accusative tone if you'd like to further comment here. Thank you. --Ciphers (talk) 15:18, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I apologize if you saw my tone as accusatory. My intent was to attempt to clear up the situation, not accuse you of any direct wrongdoing. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 15:27, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I really appreciate the kind words here, Vermont. As you can see it can be very stressful knowing that your wiki-reputation is on the line after long years of contributions. Again, thanks a lot for weighing-in here!! --Ciphers (talk) 17:26, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
For the record, I'm taking a look at it as well as talking with other stewards about it. Matiia (talk) 15:21, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Matiia. Please let me know if you have any questions. In the meanwhile, I'll keep an eye on this page to follow on the updates. Best --Ciphers (talk) 15:40, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
adding this seems bizarre and when I undo it, I am also wondering why an experienced user will make such statements. Compromised account? Gosh, I checked zhwiki contributions and it's really vandalism and insults filled edit summaries. I dont think is they who did this but a true compromised account as of now--Cohaf (talk) 15:43, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
As he likely has 2FA (checkuser, sysop on multiple projects) it would be a serious security issue if the account was compromised. Vermont (talk) 15:49, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I didn't see he activated 2FA.--Cohaf (talk) 15:52, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Is there a way to check if he did? Vermont (talk) 15:53, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
it should be linked in global group as oauth tester or something like this.--Cohaf (talk) 15:55, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Anyone with sysop or other advanced permissions has access to 2FA (without that user group). Vermont (talk) 15:56, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you both for weighing-in here. Feel free to check of course, but I don't think I've ever had the two-factor-authentication activated on any of my Wikimedia accounts before. Thanks. --Ciphers (talk) 16:04, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ciphers: I noticed your account is still editing xwiki in the same fashion. Do you currently have control over the account? Thanks, Vermont (talk) 22:58, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Indeed it might be advisable to change the account's password (in order to terminate the sessions of other possibly logged in users). However, the talk page of User:Matiia does not seem to be the right place for this lengthy discussion you appear to be having. --Vogone (talk) 23:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
The more I looked the more this account looks to be really compromised. I suggest email reset of password as soon as possible. --Cohaf (talk) 23:46, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi guys, this is Ciphers here. I noticed that my main account was blocked globally (which is probably a good thing, given the shameful edit log that I noticed), so I created this new account to help resolve the issue. I'd like to retain access to my main User:Ciphers account and remove all the blocks, and I'm happy to do whatever it takes to do that. Would signing up for 2FA do the trick? should I start using VPN more regularly? something else? Thanks again for your help here, and best regards. --3d-copier (talk) 14:31, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
@3d-copier: مرحبًا، بعد الحديث مع بعض الزملاء المُضيفين، تقرر أن أقوم بالرد باللغة العربية، بدايةً حسب هذه الصفحة يجب عليك أن تتأكد أنَّ إزالة الإغلاق عن حسابك لن تتم من قبل المضيفين بل يجب أن يقوم بها قسم الأمان والثقة بالمؤسسة، ومن الضروري أن تقوم بمراسلتهم على البريد (، وأخيرًا أرجو منك عدم استعمال هذا الحساب في التعديل في أي مشروع حسابك الأصلي ممنوع فيه، خصوصًا ويكيبيديا الإنجليزية، لأنه سيترتب عليه منع هذا هُناك أيضًا. في حال احتجت أي مُساعدة أيضًا راسلني، تحياتي --Alaa :)..! 16:26, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
شكرا لك عزيزي علاء. هل يتسنى لك مراسلة المؤسسة نيابة عني؟ أعرف بعض الأشخاص هناك ولا أريد أن أنخرط في أمر يتعارض مع مصالحي هنا. سأكون شاكرا لك جزيل الشكر بطبيعة الأحوال. أخبرني وسأرسل لك إيميل لتأكيد طلبي هنا. تحياتي --3d-copier (talk) 16:53, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Página de usuarioEdit

Hola Matiia. Acabo de pasar por aquí, a pesar de que ya carezco del tiempo que tenía anteriormente, y me encuentro con esta página de usuario en la cual el usuario involucrado dice cosas malas del proyecto. Para ti, ¿Es algo inapropiado que requiera intervención? --Stïnger (会話) 22:31, 21 November 2018 (UTC).

@Stïnger: hola, he quitado lo que me ha parecido más inapropiado. Matiia (talk) 01:27, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

A request at CNREdit

Dear Matiia,

Sorry to bothering you again, but, we need this as soon as possible. Could you please take a look at CNR § WikiNusantara 2019? The period of scholarship offer is only around two weeks remaining, but we are struggling with low registered participants. If you think the request can be approved, we are very thankful for that.

If you see anything we need to fix beforehand, please let me know. Thanks for considering my request. ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 13:02, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

@Rachmat04: hi, sorry, but I can't edit CentralNotices anymore, my access was removed as I didn't enable 2fa. Matiia (talk)•
My apologies for not knowing this. I, then, will comment on the CNR session, hoping someone from CN admins obtain the attention. Thank you, ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 01:15, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Actually, I just tried to set the default "support" to make it look like the others. But if I can not do this, that's fine.:) Greetings! --Editor D.S (talk)  00:58, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Any user is free to use the templates or not, if they don't do so, we don't modify it. It's up to them. Regards Matiia (talk) 01:05, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Ah yes. Sorry for the little mistake. --Editor D.S (talk)  01:11, 20 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Their latest comment on the talkpage indicates their block should be longer. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 19:02, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes, done now. Matiia (talk) 19:06, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks.=)--Cohaf (talk) 19:08, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

talk pageEdit

Hi Matiaa--how bout you delete my talk page and semi-protect it? I don't need it here. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 15:24, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Drmies: Hi. I can semi-protect it again, if you want, but we don't delete talk pages with valid messages/history here. Matiia (talk) 21:55, 12 February 2019 (UTC)


Hola Matiia, muchas gracias por el cable. Saludos Geom Habla conmigo 01:40, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

:). Matiia (talk) 02:21, 3 March 2019 (UTC)


Hola Matiia. Mentifisto se ha cambiado el nombre de usuario, asique, ¿No será necesario renombrar esto y lo demás? --Stïnger (会話) 02:34, 3 March 2019 (UTC).

@Stïnger: hmm, veré con los otros stewards. Matiia (talk) 03:05, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay. --Stïnger (会話) 03:07, 3 March 2019 (UTC).


Te mandé unos emails. Un saludo, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:22, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

The Affiliate-selected Board seats process welcomes your supportEdit

Hello. You are receiving this message because you kindly helped with affiliates-related translations in the past. The movement needs you again! The Nominations phase has started for the ongoing selection process of two Board members, and the timeline is quite tight.

A Translation Central is available to help keen translators like you figure out what's been covered and what's left to do. Over the course of the next few weeks, your attention on candidates' profiles is particularly welcome. While there are four languages that are especially relevant for multiple affiliates (namely Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish), you can also add others. If you can't help: please see if you know anyone in your circle who could, and spread the word :)

Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 13:19, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Requests for translation adminshipEdit

I apologize, but I have filed a request on page Meta:Requests for adminship for assignment rights, because I want do translate pages, which wait to mark for translation. I work is mainly on MediaWiki, but some pages linked to content of Meta. It is important for me, if is page marked to translate, or not, because I have not time for translate every day. I write here directly to you, because Meta has not so much bureaucrats as MediaWiki – only three, and I don't know, how frequently is page for requests the target of yours visit. --Want (talk) 18:59, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

@Want: Hi. Thanks, we have to wait a few days before granting the access. Let's see what the community says. Matiia (talk) 23:36, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Ok. I'm going to check the manual pages for MediaWiki now, so is enough work to do. I'm gonna be off the net all July, so to work on Meta I may start again after vacation. Thank you of your answer. --Want (talk) 06:23, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

@Matiia: I'm sorry to write again, but I don't understand the following changes:Special:Contributions/ Could you please explain what's going on? It's vandalism, or not? I admit that I do not quite understand the bureaucratic processes of Wikimedia projects, because I have not much time for this study. My primarily focus on translations come from efforts to help begginer the admins. I don't have the time to devote so much effort to all Wikimedia projects, because I spend most of my time managing our school wiki project. In addition, I manage my own wiki project where I do develop my extension mw:Extension:AccessControl. --Want (talk) 09:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

@Want: yes, it's vandalism and the IP has been blocked by Billinghurst. If you see something like this in the future, you can make a report on RFH. Matiia (talk) 00:29, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exemptionEdit

Hola, Matiia. ¿Podéis retirarme del grupo global IP block exempt? Espero no necesitarlo otra vez. Saludos, — Sgd. Vercelas (talk | contribs | CA) 20:49, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

@Vercelas: buenas. Ya, avísame si tienes problemas otra vez. Matiia (talk) 04:00, 15 June 2019 (UTC)


This links to a different page that does not mention the user in question. Enigmaman (talk) 19:47, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

@Enigmaman: oh, yes, thanks. I've fixed it now. Matiia (talk) 00:03, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Oh, I see. It displayed correctly last year but was not intended to be viewed in later years. Had it been archived, I never would've noticed it.


Hola Matiia. Quería informarte que Szm020730 está evadiendo su bloqueo global con otra cuenta llamada So 731. --Stïnger (会話) 00:13, 5 September 2019 (UTC).

@Stïnger: listo, gracias por el aviso. Matiia (talk) 00:16, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Hi Matiia, can you take a look at my request at SRG for global block of IP range? It's causing massive disruption. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 17:30, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

@大诺史: Could you give me some examples? Matiia (talk) 17:37, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
sources wiki, block log of en.wikibooks. These IP ranges are LTAs, especially the 37.154. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 17:39, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@大诺史: Ah, yes, I've been dealing with this LTA, local blocks are the best for now. I'll wait a few more before making a global block, as they change the IPs. Matiia (talk) 18:06, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@大诺史: now gblocked. Matiia (talk) 19:52, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you :) (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:05, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Meta:Requests for bot status/MissingCastlePicturesBotEdit

Hello. If the bot does work without flag (which I now consider not the best idea because I see it regularly on the RC), could we set autopatrol for it? I think that would help. --Krd 06:34, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

@Krd: yes, done. Matiia (talk) 23:47, 1 November 2019 (UTC)


Buenas noches, saludos, en verdad estoy muy agradecido con la comunidad, hace mucho cree un cuenta de usuario con el nombre de Padawan Andhy ahora no puedo acceder a ella por que ya no tengo cuenta con el anterior correo, desearía me dieran las facilidades para poder seguir usando ese nombre de usuario con otro correo, me podría escribir a se lo agradecería bastante. esperando se pueda comunicar conmigo. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Meta WikiEdit

Good morning I am in Anchorage Alaska trying to figure out how to respond to an edit made to my wiki page I tried to send several responses and each one of them said it was an error or it the site was protected am I trying to talk to a robotic response designed to create artificial intelligence? VeteransCouncil (talk) 16:00, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@VeteransCouncil: hello. I need more information about it. Matiia (talk) 16:11, 4 December 2019 (UTC)


Hello Matiia,

My mother's account Irada has been banned by the Wikimedia Foundation from editing Wikimedia sites.

She was an administrator in Azerbaijani Wikipedia and several years ago her account was banned globally without any explanation.

Irada (Irada Alakbarova) knows the rules and basic principles of Wikipedia very good, she was one of the first administrators of Azerbaijani Wikipedia, has a lot of scientific articles about Wikipedia, is the co-author of the first book about Wikipedia ever published and can help in improving of Azerbaijani Wikipedia.

Could you please help to unblock Irada's account for her further improving of the project?

Regards, Interfase (talk) 19:19, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@Interfase: sorry, there are not anything I can do about it. I can't unlock accounts locked by WMF. Please mail, as this has to be handled by them. Matiia (talk) 00:50, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
I have mailed to this address three times, but not any answer yet. I think there is nobody checking that mailbox. --Interfase (talk) 01:01, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
@Interfase: then you could try to email a Trust and Safety's member. Matiia (talk) 01:05, 5 December 2019 (UTC)


I am new and people keep blocking my edits, why? VeteransCouncil (talk) 09:59, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

@VeteransCouncil: Please read the messages some users have left on your talk pages, there you may find the reasons. Matiia (talk) 03:10, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Why am I blocked? VeteransCouncil (talk) 02:09, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

@VeteransCouncil: your username was considered promotional by local communities. Please read c:Commons:Username policy and en:Wikipedia:Username policy. Matiia (talk) 01:29, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

es:Wikipedia en náhuatl y es:Discusión:Wikipedia en náhuatlEdit

Primer intento de cerrar la Huiquipedia. Prácticamente inició la solicitud el 9 de abril de 2007 promovida por Node ue. Se prolongó por varios meses hasta que el steward FM-Warburg estableció un período de cierre del 18 al 25 de julio de 2007. El resultado fue "Permanece el proyecto".

Historial del primer intento de cerrar Huiquipedia. Es interesante revisar este historial debido a que, se entiende y se acepta, que después de su cierre NADIE debe alterar su contenido o agregar comentarios. Sin embargo el usuario Marrovi modificó e incluso BORRÓ información de esta propuesta, acciones que causan sanciones y que sorprende que no lo hayan detectado los administradores, quienes por lo menos deberían haber revertido esas ediciones de vandalismo.

Segundo intento de cerrar Huiquipedia. Solicitado por Marrovi el 7 de octubre del 2017. Cerrada la solicitud el 6 de noviembre del 2017 con la conclusión "Improcedente".

Una novela.

Esta wikipedia carece de calidad y hablantes nativos del idioma, por esa razón no prospera su contenido. Akapochtli no es hablante nativo de ninguna variante del náhuatl, es un estudiante de la lengua y reside en la ciudad de Guadalajara, es otro mestizo de los cientos de usuarios que ha tenido Huiquipedia. Al ser él mismo el que edita, por lógica la redacción está hecha para darse promoción así mismo al ser el principal editor de Huiquipedia, redactando aquí una novela y rivalidad con otro usuario (Marrovi), la historia del bueno y el malo. Si fui expulsado de Wikipedia en español por mis discusiones, pero no le da ningún derecho al usuario Akapochtli hablar mal de mi persona y mucho menos llevarlo a la redacción de los artículos para realizar un desprestigio. Allí existe mi expediente para que enteres de este desgastarte caso en mi contra.--Marrovi (talk) 22:15, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

y el primer usuario hablante de náhuatl fue Akapochtli, un importante defensor de la Wikipedia náhuatl que mejoró y ayudó a los primeros usuarios o administradores a darle un sentido objetivo en este medio electrónico.

El 1 de julio del 2015 el usuario Marrovi llevando un proceso "controlado", impone una escritura simplificada para facilitar la edición a través de medios electrónicos. Durante 15 días manipula la votación, para obtener el resultado deseado (que quería imponer desde 2007)...'.

Hola Matiia!! Gusto en saludarte! Acerca del asunto, le deje un mensaje a Marco Aurelio. Saludos! --Akapochtli (talk) 06:37, 28 June 2020 (UTC)


Hello, Matiia. You have new messages at Meta:Requests for translation adminship/Path slopu.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--Path slopu (talk) 15:16, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hi greetings, thank you so much for granting me TA. I will use this new permission to the best of my ability. Thank you.--Path slopu (talk) 16:09, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

To you, for your help :). Matiia (talk) 18:45, 27 July 2020 (UTC)


hewwo. :3 PiRSquared17 (talk) 09:33, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

¿Qué ocurre? Matiia (talk) 16:39, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Change username to a blocked userEdit

In our wiki (viwiki), we have a case like this. A user wants to change his name to C, a blocked user in our wiki before [11]. I am afraid of this change will be against the policies. What do you think about this case? Alphama (talk) 10:37, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

@Alphama: yes, they should choose another username. That account has too many edits. Matiia (talk) 15:49, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mailEdit

Hello Matiia,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email

You can see my explanation here.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:45, 25 September 2020 (UTC)


Hola. Veo que has comentado en las que están abiertas en este momento. ¿Puedes ocuparte de ellas cuando estén conformes? Estos días estoy un poco ausente. Gracias. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:01, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: hola, sí. Matiia (talk) 18:16, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
Vale, gracias. Te lo iba a preguntar por el IRC pero no te he visto. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:22, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

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18:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)