@CptViraj: I'm not sure how I missed this but thank you! Operator873talkconnect 01:24, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Na gyara makala amma bata hauba Aisha saleh Hadejia (talk) 20:45, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Asking for helpEdit

I want to start a new Wikipedia project, Mara Wikipedia. Please help me how to become an administrator.

11:05, 3 August 2020 (UTC)— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Teitei para (talk)

@Teitei para: You've made the request at the right place, now you have to wait and see if that project would be created. Operator873talkconnect 13:04, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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Congratulations, Operator873! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-adminconnect. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta. Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators. You're also allowed to subscribe the metawiki admins private mailing list. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:58, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Thank you! :) Operator873talkconnect 22:02, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Congratulations, if you have the time Meta:Admin handbook is a good read. Also, do you still need the IPBE as you are a sysop already? Happy mopping. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:47, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Hello. I got a request to subscribe an address, apparently from you, to metawiki-admins. Could you please confirm via EmailUser that it was you indeed? Thanks! —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:22, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

You've got a mailEdit

NOTE: Email is from account 레비. — regards, Revi 09:49, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations for stewardshipEdit

Hello, Operator873. Congratulations because you have been elected a steward by Wikimedia community. :) I hope you will do good job. Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 14:15, 26 February 2021 (UTC)


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@Operator873: Congratulations on becoming a steward on Meta-Wiki! 16:00, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Help me at kaa.wikipedia.orgEdit

Asking for help at Karakalpak Wikipedia, in this page! I forgive you to remove this page from protection so that I can edit it. Because there are some bugs in this template, I really want to fix those bugs. After I fix these errors, you can restore the protection!--Nurtenge (talk) 07:41, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

wiki news farsiEdit

Hi For several months now, no activity has been done by the managers in the Persian news wiki. Users publish rumors on the Persian news wiki and administrators do not delete the page.

Please allow administrator access to my account to prevent further sabotage Thanks Yours sincerely Meoheamad (talk) 11:25, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

@Meohemad: You need to go to RFP, which includes posting your admin request at the village pump or similar. Leaderboard (talk) 12:19, 30 March 2021 (UTC) on cs.wiktEdit

Thank you very much for blocking IP: on cs.wikt. --Kusurija (talk) 21:34, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Now IP: on cs.wikt. Please block it. Thank you. --Kusurija (talk) 08:31, 7 April 2021 (UTC) Here:Hard vandalism --Kusurija (talk) 08:34, 7 April 2021 (UTC) on cs.wiktionaryEdit

IP: on cs.wiktionary: please block. Thank you. ---Kusurija (talk) 11:05, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Android 2113853211 on simple.wikipediaEdit

Android 2113853211 had made 803 edits on simple.wikipedia since 1 Apr until 12 May. Android 2113853211 had created 14 articles on simple.wikipedia. Android 2113853211 is using RTRC and Twinkle. 07:41, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Android 2113853211 is not a vandal. Can Android 2113853211 be unlocked. 07:44, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for the global block. Can you confirm that the /22 range also belongs to an open proxy? I've blocked it locally as a lot of abuse has been coming from it. Also pinging Hasley, who blocked this IP locally. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:24, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

The same range had identical LTA edits on Wikidata, though some edits on ruwiki seem more constructive: That does not mean it isn't a proxy though. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:41, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021Edit


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

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

IRC (873gear)Edit

Hi - I'm getting errors when I try to connect. Is this because the maintenance is still ongoing? If yes, is there an estimated end time? The notice says "Emergency maintenance and downtime planned for 07/21/2021 0300-0400 UTC." so I was just wondering about the timeline. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:11, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@DannyS712: Try clicking here. The emergency maintenance involved DNS and IP changes. Likely have something stuck in your cache. Operator873 connect 18:13, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: If you use the mobile webapp, you'll need to delete and reinstall as well. Operator873 connect 18:16, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Operator873 thanks, the first suggestion worked - I guess it was my cache DannyS712 (talk) 18:20, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
It stopped working for me again - "504 Gateway Time-out nginx/1.14.1" and before that it loaded but only an error screen, not the actual interface. Did something change? --DannyS712 (talk) 12:53, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: The issue this morning was not related. It made a sma configuration change to nginx and, I guess, didn't load the file immediately. In the change, I typo'd and missed it during checks. This morning when nginx refreshed, it loaded the flawed config file and exited. It's all fixed now. Operator873 connect 15:24, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

How to request a global unlockEdit

My underlying IP address has been locked in the last morning. Where can I request for an unlock? Ethan234567 (talk) 04:13, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

How to request a global unlockEdit

My underlying IP address has been locked in the last morning. Where can I request for an unlock? Ethan234567 (talk) 04:14, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Your account is locked due to cross-wiki abuse. I've provided you with the courtesy of another lock on this new account. Operator873 connect 04:16, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

"cause of breakage"Edit

You might have seen that SRG was in the category "Pages where template include size is exceeded" yesterday. If that is what your edit summaries were referring to, it's just that there were too many requests, which resulted in some template limits to be exceeded. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
11:06, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4: Yes and thank you. I got hung up with your signature and didn't check the size of the page. Thoroughly my fault. Operator873 connect 14:57, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Where Have I Been?Edit

My dear Wikimedia family... as some of you, no doubt, have noticed, I've been inactive for a few months now. 2021 has hit my family much harder than 2020, sad to say. I've been having to deal with loved ones in the hospital (not COVID) and some other personal events in my life. I wanted to leave a message some where and let you all know that I'll continue working towards returning to WP, but I ask for patience and understanding from you during this difficult time. For emergencies, you're welcome to email me or ping me on IRC or Discord. I will answer as quickly as I can. Thank you for your support, concern, and continuing patience. Operator873 connect 21:44, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

pls and thanksEdit

Dear operator, can you make sure my account hasn't logged in from any weird IPs please? Praxidicae (talk) 21:49, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Beep boop boop beep Operator873 connect 22:00, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
@Praxidicae: I've checked and also verified with enwiki CUs there appears to be no suspicious activity regarding your account. I'd suggest a password rotation if there is any cause for further concern. Operator873 connect 22:12, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Banned user?Edit

Hello and happy new year, this user user:Serpiente rey shows same behavioural patterns with WMF banned user User: Rgalo10 from their commons contribution and edits here on meta almost 100% overlap in edits. Mind looking? Cheers --MeganB... …till the end 22:34, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

@Synoman Barris:   Done and thank you! Operator873 connect 22:39, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

One year global block of T-Mobile?Edit

Was it your intent to globally block all T-Mobile IPV6 IP addresses for a year, including users with accounts? ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 19:22, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

@ScottishFinnishRadish: The global block was supposed to be anononly, you're correct. Even the block reasoning said as much, but I'm not sure how I missed the tick box. Thank you for pinging about it. It's since been modified by AmandaNP. Operator873 connect 20:08, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank you kindly. ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 20:17, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Cross-wiki harassmentEdit

Thanks for reaching out to me. The guy has been constantly harassing me cross-wiki (en, it, es, fr, commons, simple...) with various IPs. This isn't the first time the guy harasses someone, as it also happened around a year ago with another user (who felt forced to quit Wikipedia due to this). I've requested a range block here, possibly long term as I don't see him stopping anytime soon (in multiple edit summaries he stressed he would continue until the day he dies). Nehme1499 (talk) 22:54, 3 February 2022 (UTC)

@Nehme1499: I completely understand the frustration. Unfortunately, that is a very large and busy range (/16) and a range block, for now, wouldn't be feasible. I have gblocked the 184 and 189 there were last active and I'm very willing to continue blocking as needed. But like I said, the range may not be possible. Operator873 connect 22:57, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
Then we will have to go on for quite a while, as he doesn't intend to stop. Take a look at this message. Nehme1499 23:03, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
We can't penalize other Wikipedians for the bad conduct of this one vandal. That said, the Stewards will quickly handle the active abuse. For the most rapid response, ping us in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect with @stewards <the IP here> cross wiki abuse. Operator873 connect 23:06, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
@Nehme1499: Forgot to ping so... pinging here. 23:06, 3 February 2022 (UTC) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Operator873 (talk)

Unblock requestEdit

Hello, Operator873. I am talking you here because I want to have by account Unblocked. The Block was completley justifed and I sincerley regret it. Due to the circumstances of my block, My account has been WP:COMPROMISED. I was told that a steward may review and verify that I own my account. Could you possibly show me how to veirfy and posssibly get unblocked?TheAncientHistorian (talk) 14:10, 16 February 2022 (UTC)TheAncientHistorian

@TheAncientHistorian: Stewards are unable to assist you. You are responsible for the conduct of your account and the security of your account. As you were told, the "my brother did it" excuse rarely works and you're still responsible for the actions done with your account. The block will likely stand. Operator873 connect 04:29, 17 February 2022 (UTC)

Good day, i don't know why my IP address is being blocked M I Idrees (talk) 05:55, 23 September 2022 (UTC)


Could you take a look at phab:T306327? Thanks --Zabe (talk) 21:53, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Questions about User:PexEricEdit

The user recently requested to unblock on zhwiki mailing list. I found the user have no edits on all wikis and there is no reporting related to this user. Why is this user locked? Is the lock based on a CU result? Xiplus (talk) 13:26, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

@Xiplus: it looks like they were locked as a spambot. It's been a little more than a year ago now so I don't recall specifically. But the date the account was created in connection with the lock type suggests they were using am open proxy that was also abused by spambots. If you're able to verify they are human and aren't a spambot, I'll be happy to unlock. Operator873 connect 16:51, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
I think the user is not a spambot. Please unlock the user. Xiplus (talk) 04:12, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  Done Operator873 connect 04:16, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

why did you block me?Edit

why did you block me?

Why did u block me Umargana1 (talk) 15:32, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

Bot HelpEdit

Hi boss, would you be able to help me get a bot going? I cannot get it attached to my username. Thanks PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 05:16, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

@PotsdamLamb: I sure can. You want to ping me on IRC when you're available? Operator873 connect 19:00, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
You should have a message from me PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 19:03, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

Marking MegaMack02 pagesEdit

Since I cannot edit user pages, can you please mark the user page of @MegaMack02 using the {{sockpuppeteer}} template? In turn, can you also mark the user pages of @Firekong808 and @GamerMan09870 using the {{sockpuppet}} Template? Thank you. XJ999 (talk) 00:48, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

They’ve been confirmed as Sockpuppets on and XJ999 (talk) 00:48, 5 August 2022 (UTC)
Since the ban is done according to the @MajavahBot, are you able to mark MegaMack02’s page as the aforementioned sockpuppeteer template and the {{WMF-legal banned user}} template? Thanks. XJ999 (talk) 00:52, 5 August 2022 (UTC)


I noticed you globally blocked some Carmena Seoul sock puppets, including Helena Oakman. CS has been a pernicious sockmaster on the English Wikipedia for some time now, and I see now they have been causing trouble over on Simple as well. Thank you for helping keep tabs on them. Wallnot (talk) 03:04, 8 August 2022 (UTC)


Hello. Should we have a userbox for user who has "Two-factors authenticators tester"? Vanhcontact me - talk on viwiki 03:58, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

IP blockedEdit

Hi there,

Few days ago I bought a new Sim. I used before GP. Now my new sim is Airtel, I just used same device, But the IP of my new sim has been globally blocked (disabled) by yourself.

You may have blocked me because of having 2 sims in the same mobile. Please understand my problem, and fix it.

Thank you. Frryan404 (talk) 14:35, 11 October 2022 (UTC)

@Frryan404: I've modified the block to allow registered users. I feel like it's important to tell you this doesn't result from a SIM card issue, but the underlying IP address you mentioned. Let me know if you have any further issues. Operator873 connect 18:14, 11 October 2022 (UTC)

My future global blockEdit

Please globally block IP range User:2601:584:101:80B0:0:0:0:0/64 because I'm using it for crosswiki block evasion (and I was locked as User:Endingsesame). 2601:584:101:80B0:41EA:5B6B:1BA:4D5E 02:46, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Please also globally block IP range User:2607:FB91:0:0:0:0:0:0/32 because I also use it for crosswiki block evasion for Endingsesme. 2601:584:101:80B0:41EA:5B6B:1BA:4D5E 02:52, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Please remember: both global blocks should be for six months or a year. 2601:584:101:80B0:41EA:5B6B:1BA:4D5E 03:12, 26 November 2022 (UTC)