alychidesign spamEdit

I think that the filter changes made in late November are now capturing all this spam. If you notice any getting through, please let me know where, and I will see what I can do to further improve the filter.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Abuse filter helpersEdit

I think that you should apply for membership to this group (as shown at Special:GlobalGroupPermissions) from the stewards, and guessing that it would be through SRGP. If you do, please let me know as I will support the application, even blame me if you wish.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:26, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Per your request ;) Praxidicae (talk) 13:37, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Beaut.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:57, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on akwikiEdit

Hi!

You have deleted w:ak:Moroccan cuisine and blocked the user who created it, with the comment "spambot". That was that user's only contribution. A user who knows that language checked the content and said that the content is totally reasonable and even good, and does not look like spam article.

Do you have any other reason to think that that article was bad? Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:31, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

There is a new type of spambot that appears like a "real" user on small wikis that create articles in the language but insert SEO links, which is the case here. I can show you a few examples on other projects if you'd like. For example this, which on the surface appears legit but is not. Praxidicae (talk) 12:23, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
Praxidicae,How do you determine please? because the article is well written and formatted, bots cannot translate that language to perfection --- Robertjamal12 ~🔔 18:06, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I'd add that it was actually not perfectly formatted; for example, it used bold font instead of proper "==" syntax for headings, which is more typical for well-meaning humans than for bots.
And what was the actual spam? The external link? It may be slightly commercial, but kind of relevant to the article. If the text is good for the language, and the link is removed, is that really spam? :) Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 08:28, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of articlesEdit

Hi, I have noticed you are deleting articles about Vicente Costalago, I would like to ask you why are you doing so. He is the main writer in the language called Interlingue. He has been referenced in the main magazine produced in that language, called Cosmoglotta, which has been around since 1922. He also has been mentioned in the official Interlingua website due to his publications in that language. I understand that he is not Shakespeare but I don't think that his articles should be deleted just randomly under the excuse of "spam". I am creating articles about the language and about the language creator (Edgar de Wahl), and those are not qualified as "spam" so, being him the main author in that language, I don't think how that can be seen in that way when the other two articles are being kept. Caro de Segeda (talk) 22:27, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

Actually, he is the only author he has published books in Lingua Franca Nova and you have deleted his article there, where is clearly important. So I would like to ask you to stop doing that, because you are showing a huge disrespect to other people's work on Wikipedia. That author is the main one in Elefen and Interlingue, and you, without any voting, have just deleted the articles about him even the one written on one of the languages he has published in. So could you please stop doing so and put the articles back? --Caro de Segeda (talk) 22:36, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

block evading xwiki spammerEdit

Hi Praxidicae! Thanks a lot for the info. Best regards Willtron (talk) 14:04, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

@Willtron He is currently edit warring on anwiki as well to restore spam about himself see here. Praxidicae (talk) 14:05, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

TranslationsEdit

Hello, I am sorry for the "mess", I am about to edit these articles so that the translation is of the best quality, I only translate to languages in which I have some knowledge.--Polyglot Lady (talk) 16:46, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of some pages on Boarisch, Nahuatl and Runa Simi WikipediaEdit

@Praxidicae Hi, I noticed that you have deleted these pages on Boarisch Wikipedia, Nahuatl Wikipedia and Runa Simi Wikipedia:

  • Boarisch:
  • Borgward
  • Volkswagen
  • Toyota
  • Nahuatl:
  • Borgward
  • Lada
  • Runa Simi:
  • Ford
  • Lada
  • Volkswagen
  • Toyota

The reasons were that I used translation machine, copied content from another Wikipedia pages and vandalism. Can you create these pages on these Wikipedia languages again for me to be accurate? I would thank you so much...SSHTALBI (talk) 14:48, 18 August 2022 (UTC)

No. Stop creating these in languages you do not speak. Praxidicae (talk) 14:48, 18 August 2022 (UTC)

@@Praxidicae I wanted to have more Wikipedia languages available for these car manufacturers. Please create them for me or ask someone on these Wikipedia languages. Just for these car brands I mentioned on these 3 Wikipedia languages.SSHTALBI (talk) 14:51, 18 August 2022 (UTC)

No. I will not help you mass spam Wikipedia. If you continue, you're likely to be globally locked. Praxidicae (talk) 14:53, 18 August 2022 (UTC)

Userpage blanking?Edit

Should I put a warning that this is not real Google? I am just plain interested in making my userpage look like that, get back to me as soon as possible. --HolyNetworkAdapter (talk) 20:37, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

This isn't the place to make lookalike sites. Don't do it again. Praxidicae (talk) 20:37, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

delete on santaliEdit

Hey why you reverted my concern and deleted my article please tell me if their is any problem can I now create article? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by HAAN BHAI ABHI (talk)

Three things, HAAN BHAI ABHI 1.) New sections go at the bottom of talk pages 2.) you must sign your edits and 3.) because it was blatant vanity spam. Praxidicae (talk) 16:40, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Can I now create article on santali Wikipedia.HAAN BHAI ABHI (talk)

No, because you are blocked and will not be unblocked so you can continue spamming. Also, last warning, sign your edits or I will ignore any further requests from you. Praxidicae (talk) 16:44, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

May i know how to sign edits?HAAN BHAI ABHI (talk)

Page deletionEdit

Could you explain please why did you delete the page that I created ? Aslihanna (talk) 23:29, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Meta:Scope Praxidicae (talk) 23:32, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

ApologiesEdit

Hi, I apologize for reverting an action that you made on another user’s user talk page from another project. I was intending to restore an earlier version but had to blank the page as it was all copy-paste material from elsewhere. Tropicalkitty (talk) 17:23, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

More than 100+ reverts!Edit

Could you explain why you deleted so many useful edits? I can understand that some of them may not be very good or perhaps spammy, but a lot of work has been done on the new articles. Anyone could have changed them further with good reason. I've collected a lot of rare car facts and you just delete them. We need to double-check that at least some of the edits were useful and important facts, useful information for car enthusiasts. Many moderators saw those edits or would check them later, but you deleted everything. Baranov107 (talk) 03:47, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

If that was the spam, please delete only links, but leave contributions where it is possible. I really wanted to make Wikipedia better and there were a lot of successful edits making article more perfect. With regards. Baranov107 (talk) 03:55, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
I am very ashamed that I have done a great job breaking Wikipedia's rules. If I had known, I wouldn't have done it, but previous experience with moderators has shown that they are kinder and more liberal about such edits. Some edits weren't good enough as mine. Well, okay, I just have to take everything into account and not do it in the future, but only if they were proper revisions and I want to trust those revisions with understanding my mistakes. Baranov107 (talk) 04:07, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
FYI, I undid your "contribution" to a few of the 57 wikis in which you inserted spam links. You tried, you got caught: now is a good time to stop. Huñvreüs (talk) 09:29, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Hi! Could you please explain why have you blocked User:Baranov107 on ukwikibooks and other small wikis? "Spambot" rationale does not satisfy me, as user had good contributions to the project.--reNVoy (user talk) 21:00, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Yes, it's an xwiki SEO spammer, self admitted. They need to be glocked. Praxidicae (talk) 12:10, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
@Praxidicae Please see: Steward requests/Global#Global lock for Baranov107 Huñvreüs (talk) 12:13, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
@Renvoy I don’t know about "bot", but as a member of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team, what would you like to say to @Baranov107 regarding these edits?
Please note the name that clearly appears on the blog, Ilya Baranov. Huñvreüs (talk) 12:20, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
My automatic block reason that sets (if I don't change it) is spambot, so that's an error but it isn't worth changing. Praxidicae (talk) 12:21, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
@Huñvreüs @Praxidicae First of all, they have good contribution, at least, on projects in Ukrainian. Secondly, I see that these recent edits indeed look like spam but I see no reason why user should be baned on ukwikibooks and other small wikis. Thats good that edits were reverted but what I would have done as member of SWMT is warn the user first. I strongly ask you to reconsider bans on small projects. reNVoy (user talk) 12:56, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
I'm not going to link to the off wiki evidence but you're simply wrong here. I won't undo my blocks because they were legitimate. He has been warned by others and he is literally paid to insert these links cross wiki in violation of the foundations terms of use. He serves no benefit to any project. Praxidicae (talk) 12:57, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
Sorry, but I will have to report this case to stewards reNVoy (user talk) 13:00, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
Go for it. A steward is the one who blacklisted their spam links. Praxidicae (talk) 13:02, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
And regardless of how you feel about the TOU violations and paid editing or the spam, most of it was a copyright violation translated or directly. Which is not allowed on any project. Praxidicae (talk) 13:14, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
It wasn't paid for. I never get paid for edits on Wikipedia.
"most of it was copyright infringement in translation or directly"-I took mostly blank pages and added useful information about cars. Tried to change the text. Mostly interesting information, facts. I spend a lot of time trying to add something valuable to empty pages.
Yes, I did my best in the Ukrainian wikipedia (wikibooks), since I am Ukrainian. No malice. I've been playing guitar for over 20 years, so I wrote a free book in Ukrainian on how to learn sheet music - a free self-study. Saw some tutorial on ru wikipedia once and decided to write better in Ukrainian. Baranov107 (talk) 14:34, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
You are paid to do SEO for these companies. It's irrelevant, you are here to do nothing but spam and as such should be globally locked. You were also spamming your own website. I'm not interested in discussing this further with you, though. Praxidicae (talk) 14:37, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
I have already told you they don`t pay me for these articles, edits, links whatever. It is my own decision to prove articles where I can do in my free time. It was interesting to do that. I used those websites as I know them. Wikipedia is "nofollow".
For example, https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Bronco
I added much information about car in latest generation. Every driver in Ukraine trying to find info about this car would be happy to find as much as possible about this car. Who cares about links? There is almost no links and article might be deleted because of no sources. There are thousands links to "automoto ua" in Ukrainian wikipedia, check them out. But only they provide much useful information about cars. If you delete them - there will be nothing as well as in other small wikipedias. Can you understand this or not? Or they are also spambots and everything should be deleted?
It is not English wikipedia, where you can you choose among many sources. Baranov107 (talk) 15:12, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
TOU is a global terms of use. If you want to discuss this further, go to the appropriate venue and not my talk page. Praxidicae (talk) 15:13, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

Blocking Mohamed El Andam on arywikiEdit

Hello! You've blocked the editor called Mohamed El Andam, despite most of his edits on arywiki being good. The user is simply new and doesn't know the rules well. Furthermore, you've removed all the pages they've created, even though many of them have been reviewed and were accepted. Arywiki has its own admins and we are reviewing the work done by all users. I can understand the blocking, but why remove all the user's contributions that have been reviewed and further edited by administrators on arywiki? I request that the block be lifted just this one time (or at least commuted to a 3-day ban), on the basis of good faith. --Ideophagous (talk) 19:13, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Please see user:Mohamed Aneeddam etc... Praxidicae (talk) 19:15, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
The User page you're linking doesn't work and is not in the deletion log. If you mean User:Mohamed El Andam on Meta I can't find it either.--Ideophagous (talk) 19:24, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
Look at central auth. They are a globally locked spammer, with many accounts, including the one I just blocked on Ary. Praxidicae (talk) 19:27, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
Alright, thank you. I've recovered the arywiki articles created by this user, that had been originally accepted. Given their history, I would say it's best if they remain blocked indefinitely. Ideophagous (talk) 19:35, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Hello, I'm mohamed el andamEdit

@Praxidicae I made a mistake today. My account has been banned. Please give me a chance to log into my account. I made a lot of articles on Moroccan Wikipedia. Mohamed El Andam (talk) 20:04, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

I don't explain why my account was locked. @SIMOGANGEdit

I don't explain why my account was locked.@Praxidicae 41.92.121.176 18:57, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

Account no block help me ask meEdit

mywiki kena block unblock kan balik dan buat penjelasan semasa saya di pilih atau di kemukan dalam dunia . ajarkan Tuan ismail (talk) 05:39, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

Sunday November 13 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meetingEdit

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Wikimedia Research Fund, 2023 Ombuds commission and Case Review Committee appointments process, feedback on consultation and community session of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, various Wikimania topics: (ideas/suggestions for Wikimania 2023, expressions of interest for Wikimania 2024 and beyond, expressions of interest to join Wikimania Steering Committee), and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 13, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and
UTC times are different from before, and also note that some areas may have recently experienced daylight savings time changes.).--Pharos via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:59, 9 November 2022 (UTC)