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Tokelau roll-back on oc wpEdit

Hello, I've seen you've rollbacked a change in the Tokelau page of the Occitan wp. Unfortunately, and even if I'm a sysop there, I have no access to the undone page to see if any further action has to be done towards that user (warning message, block...). Please be kind to tell me what you've undone. Thanks in advance. Best regards, --Jfblanc 14:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, the content has been suppressed because attacking a real person (please see the oversight policy). This is a long-term vandal that adds offensive contents to pages and creates offensive usernames in a lot of WMF projects until he is blocked globally. Then his IP address changes and he continues his vandalism, etc. Please see here for a detail of the contributions of this user cross-wiki. If you still have some questions, feel free to ask me. All the best for 2012. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:23, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. I blocked him (and the following user ids he used) on our wp. Regards. --Jfblanc 21:05, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Bot Request/ResponseEdit

I Radhamadhab Sarangi had requested for the Bot Status. But you posted in Steward_requests/, "Had you posted a local request there"? I couldn't get you. How to post there a local request. Will you please tell me?

Radhamadhab Sarangi 11:25, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello. According to the bot policy, you have to get your bot approved by the local community before the bot status is granted. For orwiki, simply open a request here, describe what you want to do with your bot (you can also do max. 50 contribs with your bot to show how it works) and wait for a community consensus. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:31, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello, Quentin, do you know Intuition? It's very useful, and I think that you should use at least for sulutil: given that it's so broadly linked and has even an interwiki. :-) Nemo 08:02, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Nemo. I will think about it on next week-end, I just hope I will find the time to. When you speak about internationalization, is it about special characters that do not work on the tool ? How many time will that take me to install ? Thanks -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:11, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Two requestsEdit

Hello Quentin, As a steward, Can you please look at the deleted edit on my userpage in arz wiki and send me the statements that i've wrote in the past by e-mail? I can't ask local admins to do this as i have problems with them. I hope you understand my case. Also, I want you to deal with this request. Best regards. :)--M.Gedawy Talk 14:27, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello, I just sent you a mail with the content of your user page before deletion (to me this does not override any local decision or sysop action, because it was deleted "per author request"). For the request for bot status, somebody answered you and I think that you should really take his comment into account. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:01, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
I received your message. Many thanks Quentin.--M.Gedawy Talk 15:57, 7 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57, I made a request at Administrators' noticeboard. While it seems that all of the previous requests were fulfilled as soon as possible, my request was ignored. Could you please do me a favor and have a look at admins' board? Regards from Iran to all French people. AMERICOPHILE 08:49, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Americophile. To my mind, meta-wiki sysops do not answer because it is not a meta-wiki affair but a local problem on the Farsi wikipedia or wikisource. I recently received a message from Bellavista about your behaviour at Wikisource : he has the same feeling of being harassed (by you). As the community of Farsi Wikisource is not large enough to judge, and sysops are implicated, it won't be easy to solve. The best would be if you too could avoid each other : is it possible for you to avoid Bellavista on WMF projects ? If yes, I will ask him the same question. Thanks by advance. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:53, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

request for help again for warwpEdit

It is about 3 months now since you responded to my request for help regarding the namespace names for waray waray wikipedia. You told me then to inform you if changes were not implemented within 2 weeks time. I am going to ask you again for help if there is something that can be done to hasten the implementation. Happy New Year and thanks in advance. --JinJian 10:13, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello JinJian. I just sent a message on the user talk page of somebody that should be able to know where comes the problem (see here). I hope it will be able to solve it, else I will try to ask other people to investigate. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:35, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you again for your kind help. I also hope that it will be resolved soon. :) --JinJian 13:12, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

logo Wiktionnaire sur lbEdit

Bonjour et meilleurs voeux pour la bonne année.

Je m'adresse aujourd'hui à vous pour savoir s'il est possible de changer le logo du wiktionnaire lb:. On voudrait bien adopter le modèle français, bien sur avec un texte luxembourgeois en bas de l'image. m.s. --Les Meloures 14:54, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Bonsoir. Je préfèrerai que l'on se tutoie, si ca ne te / vous dérange pas.
Pas de problème, je vais m'en occuper. Il faudrait que tu me dises seulement si tu as déjà le logo, et si tu veux que je le fabrique moi-même quel texte mettre en bas, et éventuellement quelle police / taille. Je ne pense pas que prendre le logo du Wiktionnaire français soit la meilleure solution, il paraît que le caractère qui ressemble à une lettre chinoise n'en est en fait pas une. Autant mettre un logo correct tout de suite ;).
Bon week-end, et surtout bonne année à toi aussi ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:40, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Salut Quentin, et bonne année 2012.
J'ai essayé de changer le lien "Communauté", en haut à gauche des pages du Wikitionnaire lb, mais je n'y arrive pas. J'ai changé le message lb:wikt:MediaWiki:Portal-url, mais ça ne change pas le lien. Est-ce que tu as une idée du problème ?
--Hercule 11:02, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Bonjour Hercule. Chez moi cela fonctionne : peut-être que tout simplement ton cache n'a pas été mis à jour. J'ai lu le message que Les Meloures t'a adressé sur wikipedia fr, et vraissemblablement le problème est que la variable Project est toujours "Wiktionary" et non "Wiktionnaire" comme il le souhaite. Mais pour cela, il ne faut surtout pas renommer toutes les pages, mais changer le nom associé au namespace Project (je pense que c'est faisable avec N'hésites pas à me le demander si tu as d'autres problèmes. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:58, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

my user rightsEdit

Hi Quentinv57,

just in case you forgot this little detail: I'm a steward myself!

Would you please stop fingering on my user rights on test wikis?

If a wiki is about to be closed where I am local bureaucrat, why don't you tell me? I was the last user caring for labs wikis, so it would have been my job!

I know, I didn't do many steward actions, but mainly because you're acting before others have time do do it themselves! a×pdeHello! 11:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Axpde. I think that the situation needs to be clarified. An other steward removed all bureaucrat and sysop permissions there (including your permissions I think, all of them were removed when I came). You can see the logs yourself : he added himself the steward status and noticed too much users should have their editor and reviewer status removed, so he did not continue, there were too much. That's why I offered him my help to continue what he began to do.
But you can be sure I did not do that to bother you, if I knew you were on it I would have let you do that yourself. Really, if you wanted to suppress those 1000+ rights, I would have let you do it. I really appreciate to be thanked this way after having lost my time yesterday to write a script to do that. If you really don't know what to do and want some job, I can give you some work (I don't have enough time to oversight everything that needs to be oversighted, see steward mailing list). Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:15, 14 January 2012 (UTC)


Your tool lists "readerfeedback_labswikimedia" among active wikis, although it is locked! a×pdeHello! 12:39, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

The reason is that locks have to be set manually on the Toolserver databases. I'm not an admin there, so I can't edit the databases directly. Sorry, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:16, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

French translation of my statementEdit

Hi! You asked me to check your French translation of my statement. To me, "je suis et je serai toujours là pour m'occuper" sounds like "I am always avaible" - which of course is true, but not what I wrote or intended to write in the English text. It should be something like "de temps en temps je rencontre..." - which undoubtedly you can turn into better French. - Andre Engels 08:56, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

I've done it. Sorry for the wrong translation, I did not understand you meant that. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:08, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Salut Quentinv57 :)

Il y a presque deux mois que j'ai laissé diverses "usurp request" dans différent projets, cependant il y a quatre wikis ou personne ne s'occupe de ma requête. Je te laisse les liens.

  • hr
  • id
  • row
  • pl ici j'ai (enfin) une réponse du 7 janvier que me dit d'attendre une semaine.

Merci beaucoup de ton aide, Bernard 16:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Salut. C'est fait sur plwiki, et j'ai laissé un message sur la page de l'un des bureaucrates de chaque autre projet : hrwiki, idwiki et rowiktionary. N'hésites pas à m'en faire part si d'ici quelques semaines tu n'es toujours pas renommé. Bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:26, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Bonsoir Quentinv57,
(I'll write this in English, I hope it's ok :-) I've tried to usurp Bernad77's account, but I failed since we already have a member called Bernard in the Romanian Wiktionary project. Do you have any suggestions how I can manage this situation? Cordialement, --Robbie SWE 17:40, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Hello Robbie. This is what we call in the Wikimedia bureaucratic world a "SUL usurpation". Bernard owns the global SUL account and the majority of the WMF projects, except some where somebody else created an account before the SUL system has been established. I don't know the rules about that on ro.wiktionary, but knowing that the local account Bernard only has 1 edit ages ago, he can be usurped. Technically, you simply have to rename first the account "Bernard" to "Bernard (usurped)" (or something else, but it's better like that) and then you will be able to rename "Bernard77" to "Bernard". Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:10, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Salut Quentinv57. C'est ok sur id.wikipedia et je doit attendre 7 jours sur hr.wikipedia. Sur ro.Wiktionary je crois qu'ils ont besoin d'un petit coup de main ;). Bernard 21:59, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Je te fais ça tout de suite ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:10, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Salut Quentin. Etant donné tes prérogatives, je suppose que tu n'ignores pas ce que signifie ce sigle.

Et que tu n'ignores pas qu'en fait cela implique la suppression de toutes les pages du Wiktionnaire qui comportent des importations du DAF8. C'est très grave pour le Wiktionnaire, oui, mais respecter les consignes de la Fondation implique la suppression de toutes toutes les pages importées du DAF8. Je suis volontaire pour appliquer cette décision. --ArséniureDeGallium 19:56, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

NB : remplacer toutes les définitions du DAF8 par celles du DAF7 me semblerait être un moindre mal -- p***, je n'ai pas osé leur dire sur la Wikidémie, que le Wiktionnaire allait être fermé. --ArséniureDeGallium 20:02, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Bonsoir GaAs. Il faudrait que tu m'expliques ce qui se passe... A ce que je sache on a toujours eu le droit d'importer des mots depuis le DAF-8, alors pourquoi faudrait-il aujourd'hui tout supprimer ? Merci et bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:21, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
--ArséniureDeGallium 20:54, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Bonjour GaAs. J'ai un peu médité à tout cela pendant la nuit. Ce que je pense est qu'il faut avant tout en parler à la communauté pour savoir ce qu'elle en pense, avant d'entreprendre toute décision. A ce que je sache, le DAF-8 est dans le domaine public sous la loi française, et l'était sous la loi américaine avant qu'elle ne fusse changée. Par conséquent, je pense que l'on pourrait explorer les pistes suivantes pour conserver le contenu en l'état (mais bien sûr il va falloir se renseigner) :
  1. Comme cette œuvre est tombée dans le domaine public avant que la loi ne soit modifiée, il semble logique qu'elle reste dans le domaine public, que la loi soit modifiée ou non. Je pense que cet amendement concerne uniquement les œuvres étrangères qui ne sont pas encore tombées dans le domaine public.
  2. Cette pratique (utilisation du DAF-8) est tout à fait dans les règles vis-à-vis du droit français. Et je pense bien que les projets Wikimédia francophones doivent respecter la loi française et non américaine, bien que les serveurs soient localisés la-haut. Je m'explique : certaines images (entre autres le fair use si je ne m'abuse) ne peuvent être mises sur Wikimedia Commons mais peuvent l'être sur Wikipédia francophone. De plus, dans la proposition sur Commons que tu cites ci-dessus, certains parlent de déplacer les images en question vers un autre projet. A moins qu'ils ne disent n'importe quoi, c'est forcément que ce n'est pas les mêmes lois qui s'appliquent sur chacun des projets.
Maintenant, si mes deux idées échouent et que personne ne voit d'autre issue, je propose de simplement modifier les définitions en question de manière à ce qu'elles ne soient plus identiques à celles du DAF-8, plutôt que de supprimer la grande majorité des mots en français du Wiktionnaire. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:23, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
J'aimerais bcp que tu aies raison, mais je pense que tu as tort. Tu sais comment contacter le service juridique de la WMF ? --ArséniureDeGallium 14:54, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
J'ai peut-être tort, je dis juste que ce sont des pistes à explorer. Tu penses qu'il faut en parler au service juridique ? Je vais voir ce que je peux faire. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:41, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Quentin,

Thank you for this edit, I didn't want to close them without a crat. :)

The Helpful One 14:27, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. Anyway I think that if you didn't do anything an other crat would have closed for the same reason, as usual. Thanks for your help. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:11, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

SULinfo edit count columnEdit

Hi! I have a small suggestion for SULinfo – making the edit count column right-aligned. I think that looks better with numbers. Cheers, and thanks for the tool. ;-D Jon Harald Søby 15:53, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I've made the change, feel free to say if there are some others things that could be improved. Cheers, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


For me they are (and always have been) a big issue. They "abuse" Foundation projects much more than some other idiots. The SBL work when the link is consistent but this lot are mostly plastic surgery spammers cross wiki. I am trying to sort out an abuse filter to try and stop them. Equally there are now quite a few ranges that I know they are coming from most of which are on the CU list. I'll help any way I can - best (& thanks) --Herby talk thyme 15:47, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, the SBL and realated anti-spam bots are something really good. I just notice before locking the user you reported that it was reported in one IRC channel : if more people were monitoring here or reviewing the bot results daily, there would be a real barrier to crosswiki spam. But we should definitely set something for bots spamming only on small projects, as for example here. Do you think this is a priority to work on this ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:16, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
It is odd - some people just don't see it as a worthwhile issue. For me such abuse is a priority. If you are looking at some aspect the COI bot here from Beetstra is very useful work but that is just link placement. Often there are users placing spam articles on User/User Talk name spaces and few even look there for such things. Best --Herby talk thyme 17:32, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Do you know if there is a bot that checks globally if such new accounts create their own user / user talk page with external links ? That could be really useful as most of spammers use this method since some people don't care were spam links are added out of the main namespace. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:46, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
As far as I know it is a matter of local filters only which on small wikis are not likely to be implemented. Good idea though. --Herby talk thyme 18:27, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


I think that is likely an open/abused IP based on the users found there - gblock could be longer? Thanks & best --Herby talk thyme 15:22, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I changed to one year. Thanks for the advise. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:26, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Happy to help :) --Herby talk thyme 15:27, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Bug or feature? :)Edit

Hi! I found a little bug(??) on gdwiki and wuuwiki. On both wikis the softredirect doesn't work properly. I think it's the first letter of the link which is translated to a capital letter. E.g. de:... -> De:.... see here for gd

I don't know if that's a bug or a server hickup? Seems like there are some problems with small wiki quite often, e.g. ocwiki often gives me an 502 bad gateway when trying to open a page via API. Well, do you think I should file a new bug on Bugzilla for the softredirect? --Hedwig in Washington 00:43, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Where is exactly the problem with these interwiki links ? When I click on them, it redirects me to your German user talk page, which seems to be the correct behaviour... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:52, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Grmpf...., now it works. Maybe it was the replication lag? I didn't purge the page. Sorry for interrupting whatever you did. --Hedwig in Washington 16:59, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

logo lbEdit


Je me permets de revenir sur le projet du wiktionnaire lb: pour changer le logo. Comme tu l'avais proposé on a fait un projet de logo en langue luxembourgeoise

Je voulais prendre ton avis, ou si tu penses qu'il convient, l'insérer dans notre page principale. Merci d'avance et meilleures salutations -- Les Meloures 11:23, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Bonjour. Oui, c'est une très bonne idée de faire un nouveau logo dans la langue du projet. Personnellement, ça me convient très bien. As-tu besoin d'aide pour mettre le logo créé en place ? Bon week-end. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:49, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Rebonjour Quentin
On vient de finaliser le logo. Pour l'insérer je pense qu'on doit le télécharger sur Commons? Enfin j'aurais besoin de ton aide pour le mettre en place, car je ne sais pas comment faire des changements dans la page principale. --Les Meloures 12:05, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Oui, bien sûr ! Par contre, on dirait que vous avez changé le logo de place : où est le nouveau ? je m'occupe du reste. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:18, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Merci pour l'aide, voici le lien vers le logo final
--Les Meloures 21:52, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Bonsoir. J'ai fait les demandes, le nouveau logo devrait être en place dès que les administrateurs systèmes auront le temps de changer le chemin d'inclusion du fichier. Bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:36, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Merci, et bonne soirée pareillement. --Les Meloures 22:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Tout fonctionne désormais. A la prochaine ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:41, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv. I need your help. I can't run my bot (or even my admin account) with "" on Arabic Wikipedia, although i type the following in my "":

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- #
family = 'wikipedia'
mylang = 'ar'

usernames['wikipedia']['ar'] = u'GedawyBot'
sysopnames['wikipedia']['ar'] = 'محمد الجداوي'

I always find an error message. Can you please tell me what's wrong? Note: I have the same problem with " broken -api".--M.Gedawy Talk 14:49, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I will guess that comes from the "u" at the line usernames['wikipedia']['ar'] = u'GedawyBot'. Does that fix your problem ? Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:38, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes; it fixed my problem. I don't know how couldn't i realize a tiny thing like that. :)--M.Gedawy Talk 05:01, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

SUL infoEdit


Est-ce moi ou bien ton outil toolserver SUL info ne fonctionne plus ? En tout cas, chez moi, il patine dans la semoule sans m'afficher de résultats. C'est dommage, je suis pourtant un grand utilisateur de cet outil :(

Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 22:28, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Bonsoir. Je me suis aperçu que certaines fois il donnait une page blanche mais après m'être penché sur le problème j'ai compris que le script plantait car il n'arrivait pas à se connecter à la base de données de Toolserver (quelque chose auquel je ne peux rien). On dirait que les serveurs sont lents en ce moment, d'ailleus je reçois de plus en plus de mails me disant qu'une de mes requêtes SQL a été interrompue... Je propose de laisser jusqu'à la fin de la semaine, et je regarderai plus en détails si ça ne s'est toujours pas calmé. Bonne soirée à toi ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:18, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

SQL queryEdit

Hi, thanks for help. I managed on my own :) Matanya 07:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the advice on username change; I am far more active on the English Wikipedia than anywhere else on Wikimedia, but it will be a way to consolidate my global account. dci | TALK 22:49, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, as I said you on my last message, you only have more than one contribution on enwiki, metawiki, commonswiki, eowiki and enwiktionary. All these wikis have active local 'crats so it should not be that hard.
Here are the pages where you can request renaming.
Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:00, 11 February 2012 (UTC)


Not sure if it is worth a lock but this one is a spam only account but Meta only currently (check the abuse log ;)) - regards --Herby talk thyme 11:15, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello Herby and thanks for the info. I prefer locking only spam accounts that have clearly spammed more than two WMF projects. Plus here the only account this user had was on meta, so when you've blocked him you prevented him to auto-create his account on other wikis. That means it's now equivalent as if it was locked. Kind regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:19, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
I understand - thanks for the explanation & regards --Herby talk thyme 11:32, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Problem with interwikiEdit

Hi, Quentinv57. Any days I have a problem with bot. Almost, the bot can not add interwiki. After a few edits outs information "Pausing 300 seconds due to database server lag." and this information is repeated after every 300 seconds. Can you help me? Best regards, Vago 13:03, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello Vago. This is not specific to your bot, I already had this kind of errors. It probably comes from the fact that you're editing too fast. Do you have this error everytime you try to edit ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:22, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but sometimes after some edits. It is only for interwiki.Vago (talk) 06:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
To my mind, you should try to see if you get the same error with an other script, and if the same occurs when trying to edit on an other project. It's not really easy for me to help you, as I don't know which script you are using and I can't make some tests to try to find out what's wrong... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:32, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I'm admin in Ko.wp.Edit

  • Hello. I replied your message. [1] Thank you for your effort. --RedMosQ 16:06, 15 February 2012 (UTC)


Please do not create pages that are explicitly create-protected. Thank you. Seb az86556 21:32, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

May I know what page you are talking about ? Thanks -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:58, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

regarding your username on ar.wpEdit

The name was changed based on an usurpation request by you in 2010. Am I missing something? --Shipmaster 22:14, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello Shipmaster. I don't know why, but the same happened on cswiki... I requested the account User:Lou to be usurped, because he asked me to request usurpation on these wikis to complete his SUL unification. He could not do it himself because the accounts Lou did not belong to him on these wikis. But I never requested that my account should be renamed to Lou. Now my contributions are split into two different accounts : can you please undo this change ? Thanks by advance. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:37, 16 February 2012 (UTC)



Je tente de faire revivre le wikipedia en langue kabyle ( et pour cela je pense qu'il est necessaire de mettre à jour le fichier common.css. Je suis encore un novice dans le langage Wikipedia, alors j'aurais bien aimé avoir un coup de main (même si je ne suis pas admin de ce wikipedia). Je ne sais pas si ton rôle te permet la mise à jour de ce fichier ou non. --Mmistmurt (talk) 09:10, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Oui, bien sûr, quels changements faut-il apporter ? On peut aussi attendre quelques jours que tu aies le statut d'administrateur pour que tu le fasses toi-même. A toi de voir. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:57, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
D'accord, je vais attendre. Je n'étais pas sûr que les admins pouvaient modifier ce genre de fichier. Merci pour ta réponse.--Mmistmurt (talk) 15:16, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Global Renaming ToolEdit

Bonjour Quentinv57,

Je viens d'utiliser ton outil "Global Renaming Tool" pour renommer mes comptes SUL de User:Antaya vers User:Benoit Rochon. Je me demande quelle est la limite car depuis 2006, j'ai contribué à plusieurs projets dans plusieurs langues. Est-ce que procéder avec ton outil suffit à renommer mon user dans toutes les langues de tous les projets? Et si j'ai demandé le changement sur WP francophone, anglophone et Commons, est-ce que ceci freinera ton outil ? Merci à l'avance de ton coup de main, cordialement,Antaya (talk) devenu Benoit Rochon

Salut ! Eh euh non... ce serait vraiment magnifique si avec un simple outil comme celui-la tous les comptes pouvaient être renommés en un seul coup. Mais tu vas vite comprendre que la réalité est bien plus pessimiste... Le fait est que tu vas devoir demander sur chaque projet qui a des bureaucrates à être renommé. Pour te rendre la tâche plus facile, je veux bien t'indiquer une liste de liens pour les projets auxquels tu dois demander, et de te renommer dans tous les autres projets où tu as au moins une édition (il y en a une bonne vingtaine). Donc si cela t'es utile, n'hésites pas à me le demander. Bonne soirée ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 23:59, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Rebonjour Quentinv57, c'est clair qu'il serait utile d'avoir un outil global, mais en l'état j'accepte ton aide! Si tu pouvais renommer dans tous les projets où j'ai au moins une édition, ce serait ça de moins à faire!!! Cordialement, Antaya (talk) devenu Benoit Rochon. PS: J'ai retiré mes demandes sur WP francophone, anglophone et Commons au cas où cela pourrait nuire à un renommage efficace. Merci pour ton aide.
PPS: La raison de ma demande renommage est que depuis mars 2011 je siège au conseil d'administration de Wikimédia Canada et il me semble plus cohérent de contribuer sous mon vrai nom... sans oublier que les détracteurs de WP braillent que les contributeurs sous pseudos ne sont pas crédibles. Alors voilà. Merci encore, Antaya (talk) 00:53, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Bon, c'est parti ! Je te mets le détail ci-dessous pour que tu saches ce qui s'est passé :-)
  • Je viens de te renommer sur les projets suivants, qui n'ont pas de bureaucrate : roa_tarawiki, quwiki, sdwiki, mnwiki, pamwiki, newwiki, zh_classicalwiki, uzwiki, warwiki, crwiki, bpywiki, iowiki, htwiki.
  • Idem pour les projets dont le ou les bureaucrate(s) sont inactifs depuis plus de deux mois : ocwiki, wowiki, tgwiki, cvwiki, astwiki, brwiki, iuwiki, lawiki, knwiki, guwiki.
  • Je t'ai renommé sur metawiki et frwiktionary en tant que bureaucrate local.
  • J'ai restauré ta requête sur Commons, Wikipédia francophone et Wikipédia anglophone.
  • Ensuite, ce que je ferais à ta place, ce serait de relever les projets où tu as plus d'une contribution parmi la liste de tes comptes qui n'ont pas été renommés et de trouver ensuite la page correspondante dans cette liste et d'y laisser une requête. Malheureusement, les stewards ne peuvent pas renommer un utilisateur sur un projet où les bureaucrates locaux sont actifs, ce qui rend très embêtant le processus de renommage global.
Bonne soirée ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:07, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Wow merci! Je me voyais déjà faire cette requête dans TOUS les wikis. Donc, si je comprends bien, depuis que tu as fais le gros du travail, à ce point-ci, je dois faire une demande manuelle sur tous ces wikis ? En tout cas, merci BEAUCOUP pour ton aide. Benoit Rochon (talk) 14:58, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
De rien ! Et oui, voila... Je sais que ça fait beaucoup, mais les stewards n'ont pas le droit de te renommer sur les wikis qui ont des bureaucrates actifs. Et manque de bol ces wikis sont les plus gros wikis, donc ceux sur lesquels on a le plus de chance d'avoir contribué... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:01, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Autre question, j'aurais besoin de tes bons conseils. Premièrement, j'ai été sur Index of pages where renaming can be requested et j'ai déposé des demandes partout. Mais que faire quand un wiki n'a pas de telle page ? Contacter diretement un bureaucrate ? Merci enrore. Benoit Rochon (talk) 16:58, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Le mieux est en effet de contacter directement un bureaucrate. Si tu pouvais en profiter pour lui demander s'il y a une page sur laquelle faire ce genre de requête, ça aiderait les prochaines personnes qui seront dans ta situation. Le mieux est de trouver lequel des bureaucrates est le plus actif en utilisant cet outil. Bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:43, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Greek wikipediaEdit

Καλημέρα. Μπορώ να σε ρωτήσω γιατί έγινε αυτό εδώ


Ήθελα να ρωτήσω γιατί έσβησες δικές μου επεξεργασίες που δεν παραβίαζαν καμία πολιτική ούτε προσωπικά δεδομένα, και γιατί δεν μπορούμε να τις δούμε οι διαχειριστές? Γιατί παρακαμθήκαμε εμείς ? εγώ δεν παραβίασα προσωπικά δικαιώματα μάλιστα το κειμενό μου το άφησες. --tony esopiλέγε 08:49, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I translated what you said but I really can't write in Greek. So, if you don't understand me feel free to ask me to rephrase. Yesterday, I got a private request from a contributor on the Greek Wikipedia because some data was revealed about him. So I came on the Greek wiki and remove these personal informations. There were 14 revisions including these informations, including two of your revisions, so I was forced to remove all of them. Every revision I've hidden could be seen on this page history, and what I removed was exactly replaced by (private information removed) in the page. If you have any other questions, my user talk page is still opened to you. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:11, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Ευχαρηστώ- thanks --tony esopiλέγε 16:17, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

SUL info bug?Edit

Hi Quentinv57,
The page has the correct registration date of my SUL account, 4 November 2009. In SUL info tool the SUL registration date is incorrectly reported as 7 November 2007 which is the date someone else registered the same name in one wiki project only two years before me. Regards, Nikmix (talk) 23:07, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello Nikmix. I just worked on that and it should be fixed now. Thanks for telling me about. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:12, 21 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57. Your bot, QuentinvBot, is quiet since 17 February. Is there a reason for it? If so, could you solve it? Thanks in advance. Regards, Trijnstel (talk) 12:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, the server where it was hosted is down. I've launched it manually and will try to fix it soon. Thanks for reporting. Kind regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:34, 22 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57, and thanks for your kind words! I'm logging into IRC for #wikipedia-pl channel, and recently occasionally also to #wikimedia-steward-elections, since at the moment these are the channels I may be sought at. If you've visited them, surely you'd see me around (depending on the hour as well, of course, since at the moment I'm in CET-5 time zone). I indeed have not been a frequent visitor to en channel, mostly because I'm not an admin on any English speaking wiki. Perhaps I should. Should I become a steward, naturally I'd make it a habit to join the steward channel as well. Pundit (talk) 16:28, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer, and thanks for being present in the steward channel today. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:53, 22 February 2012 (UTC)


I have removed \bshanghairanking\b from the blacklist. The log entry was a bit unclear, and there were serious concerns which we could not back up. Could you please comment on Talk:Spam Did you mean to block something else? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Beetstra (talk)

Hello Beetstra. I added this link to the blacklist as it was spammed by the account Shanghairanking. Even if this name clearly referred to a spam-only account and I thought the lock was fine, I should have considered a little more the blacklisting.
I have clearly no objections for you removing this entry from the blacklist. But it would really help me if the anti-spam bot could make a report everytime before I add a new entry to the blacklist. Do you know how to query such a thing ? Somebody already pointed me to User:COIBot/Poke, but that seems not to be working.
Thanks for telling me. Kind regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:11, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Outil statistiqueEdit

Salut Quentin,

Je n'ai pas eu l'occasion de chatter avec toi depuis que tu as enrichi ton outil statistique :

Il est pas mal du tout, mais vu la présentation en graphe horizontal, il faudrait soit rétrécir les colonnes pour les mois, soit limiter l'affichage à 12 mois (quitte à permettre de naviguer sur plusieurs années), parce que le graphique ne tient pas dans une page écran :)

les "monthly edits by mamespace seraient sans doute plus lisibles dans l'autre sens" (des barres horizontales), ne serait-ce que pour permetttre de voir l'évolution dans le temps...

Sinon, je voulais te demander ce que mesure le dernier camembert "Operations", qui chez moi indique 100%, mais je ne sais pas de quoi...

Merci pour ton travail, qui permet d'avoir de nouveau un outil de mesure de l'activité, et de voir non seulement la quantité de tra vail, mais les domaines, de manière tout à fait intéressante... :))

A bientôt !

Bonjour Hélène. Je pense que ce problème d'affichage, qui a déjà été maintes fois signalé, ne dépend pas du nombre de mois affichés mais de la résolution de l'écran de celui qui regarde le graphe. Je vais essayer de régler ça un de ces quatre, mais je suis vraiment prit en ce moment.
Le camembert opérations mesure les opérations d'admin (protections, suppressions, blocages, etc.). Il est bien indiqué que les 100% correspondent chez toi à des deletions, ce qui veut dire en français des suppressions. Tu n'as sans doute jamais protégé de pages, bloqué d'utilisateurs, changé des droits utilisateurs, etc.
Voila voila. Je vais essayer de gérer tout ça un peu plus tard, quand mes concours seront passés :-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:30, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Salut Quentin. Je me demandais si tu pouvais me donner des conseils sur la bonne façon de demander qqch sur cette page ? --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 19:35, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Je pense que ce que tu as fait était parfait. J'y ai également donné mon avis. Bonne continuation. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:23, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Parfait, ça m'étonnerait. :D --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 17:23, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Synchbot wikisEdit

Hi Quentinv57. I noticed your bot editing a few wikis that mine doesn't. I added a few to my configuration, but I'm not sure whether you intended to edit these:

Pathoschild 02:33, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello and thanks for the info. Yes it's intentional, I don't know why these ones should be skipped... But you're true, I could probably skip chapters by default and only create pages there when the user explicitly mention it. What do you think about it ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:48, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57, I am admin on mr.wikisource and want the import rights to import dump from mr.books and which our community have collected over a period of time in the wait of source portal. Now being the portal is operational to transfer them it is needed. Please do the needful. Thanks Rahuldeshmukh101 (talk) 16:56, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

I've copied this request to m:SRP given Quentin's not around. Snowolf How can I help? 18:38, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Done by Vituzzu. Request can be found here. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:42, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Manager is need forEdit

hi.Manager is need for.I'm need for management tool/ What do.? [2] .--E THP (talk) 12:40, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Request can be found here. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:45, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

User script listings cleanup projectEdit

I'm leaving this message for all recent contributors to w:Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts.

This scripts listing page is in dire need of cleanup. To facilitate this, I've created a new draft listing at w:Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts cleanup. You're invited to list scripts you know to be currently working and relevant. Eventually this draft page can replace the current scripts listing.

If you'd like to comment or collaborate on this proposal, see the discussion I started here: w:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject User scripts#Scripts listing cleanup project. Thanks! Equazcion (talk) 00:19, 25 Mar 2012 (UTC)

Missing projectEdit

Hello Quentinv57, Using your tool I noticed that is missing in the list, while I am sysop there and nlwikimedia is in the list. Can you add that project to your tool? Greetings - Romaine (talk) 02:51, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I can hardly do something, as these databases have not been imported on the Toolserver. I gave a list to the Toolserver admins to know exactly what changes have to be made (see issue), but they did not have the time to do it for now. Sorry, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:53, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

sulinfo doesn't display correct enwiki editsEdit

Hi Q, nothing really urgent, but when you have some spare time, please check why sulinfo doesn't update the edit count of English wikipedia ... Regards a×pdeHello! 08:20, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello axpde. I checked, and it seems to work right now. Is this still happening to you ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:04, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Active WikiEdit

Hello, All the best for your studies. Just wanted to let you know that "orwiktionary" is active since last october. But still it is showing as "closed wiki" here. Can you correct it? thanks a lot :-) -- ɑηsuмaη ʈ ᶏ ɭ Ϟ 04:53, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I can hardly do something, as these databases have not been imported on the Toolserver. I gave a list to the Toolserver admins to know exactly what changes have to be made (see issue), but they did not have the time to do it for now. Sorry, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:54, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi, Quentinv57. Please add lezwiki to the list of Wikipedia too. Best regards, Vago tp 06:20, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm not an admin of the Toolserver, so I cannot import new databases there. For more informations, please see above. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:17, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Idea for SulUtilEdit


I have an idea for sulutil related to members of global groups. Now it is not easy to understand whether the some user (a member of some global group) has the technical rights in some wiki. And your tool is well suited for this.

I think that it is possible to make an additional checkbox (like "Display inactivity" or "Display blocks") by pushing of which the all wikis that are in corresponding set of wikis are marked with mark of related global group. For example, if someone is global sysop then it will be useful to mark all wikis from global sysop wikiset with "sysop" or "global sysop" for this person. In particular, it allow to understand where this person can use his global sysop rights and where not.

Wikisets for global groups can be found here.

With best regards, Emaus (talk) 14:33, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

sulinfo thought bubbleEdit

Not sure whether you had thought of an adapation (switch) to your tool, that enabled to turn on a link to the respective "Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat" links so users who have a wish for a rename can be pointed to it. Even better would be if the switch was aware of the context-sensitive to whether 'crat exist or not. It would help when those in wish of a rename could be pointed at such a link and send them on their way. billinghurst sDrewth 14:13, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

RFC Danny B.Edit

Hi as you were somehow involved, let me point out you to this RFC.--Juandev (talk) 18:24, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Bulk username rename requestEdit


I'd like to request the rename of these accounts that has had edits in 2011 & 2012. The last edits were to request the username rename. I'll then reassess whats left. :)

-- とある白い猫 chi? 07:22, 5 May 2012 (UTC) List is:

  1.   White Cat@anwiki (contribs)
    Please answer here.
  2.   White Cat@azwiki (contribs)
    The user "とある白い猫" already exists.
  3.   White Cat@bswiki (contribs)
  4.   White Cat@cywiki (contribs)
    The user "とある白い猫" already exists.
  5.   White Cat@dewikisource (contribs)
  6.   White Cat@enwikiversity (contribs)
    Please put a local requets here.
    Posted to rename requests per your request. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  7.   White Cat@euwiki (contribs)
    Please put a local requets here.
    That does not appear to be the correct page. My request remains unanswered since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  8.   White Cat@gawiki (contribs)
    Posted to rename requests per your request. Process appears dead based on older unreplied posts by others. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
    Please put a local requets here.
    Posted to rename requests per your request. Process appears dead based on older unreplied posts by others. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  9.   White Cat@hrwiki (contribs)
    Local 'crats refused the renaming.
  10.   White Cat@hrwikisource (contribs)
    Please answer here.
    Question was answered per your request. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  11.   White Cat@idwiki (contribs)
    Please put a local requets here.
    Posted to rename requests per your request. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  12. White Cat@jawikibooks (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  13. White Cat@ltwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  14. White Cat@mkwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  15. White Cat@mrwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  16. White Cat@nnwiki (contribs)
    Local B'crat seems to be having technical difficulties of some sort. Issue was archived before it could be resolved. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  17. White Cat@sahwiki (contribs)
    Local B'crat seems to be having technical difficulties of some sort. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  18. White Cat@scnwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  19. White Cat@shwiktionary (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  20. White Cat@skwiki (contribs)
    As instructed request was put on local rename requests. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  21. White Cat@slwiki (contribs)
    Local B'crat seems to be having technical difficulties of some sort. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  22. White Cat@specieswiki (contribs)
    Local B'crat seems to be having technical difficulties of some sort. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  23. White Cat@srwikinews (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  24. White Cat@suwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  25. White Cat@trwiktionary (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  26. White Cat@ukwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  27. White Cat@wawiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since February. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  28. White Cat@zh_yuewiki (contribs)
    As instructed request was put on local rename requests. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  29. White Cat@zhwiki (contribs)
    Request waiting for a reply since March. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

-- とある白い猫 chi? 08:10, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I checked the 15 first ones, and for most of them you did not answer local 'crats, or even not ask them. Please check it and tell me if there are really some projects you need to be renamed on where 'crats are inactive or really not answering. Thanks for your understanding. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:20, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
In all cases I have asked the b'crats. I will check them like you asked but I am already seeing paages where rename requests has not been granted for anybody in years. -- とある白い猫 chi? 11:14, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
I reviewed all of the former requests I made, a good chunk got no reply from then-active (and perhaps still active) local b'crats. Of course they may simply not understand English. In some cases local b'crats do not know how to handle renames if an account already exists which are automatically created when I forget to log off before attempting to review the status. -- とある白い猫 chi? 05:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Bot on the multilingual WikisourceEdit

Hello Quentin. If i want to run my bot on this Wikisource, what should i type in my

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- #
family = '???'
mylang = '???'

usernames['???']['???'] = u'GedawyBot'

Thanks in advance.--M.Gedawy Talk 03:18, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I don't know much about pywikimedia, but I can make a guess. I'm pretty sure you would have to put wikisource in family, but I'm not sure what you should put in the other box... If you put www there or to leave it empty, does it work ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 05:15, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
No, it doesn't. Can you nominate someone for me who knows much about pywikimedia to ask him?--M.Gedawy Talk 20:20, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm not really sure I could find somebody to help. Just try to put old in the lang. I think that the solution may be in the file Maybe this project is not defined and has to be defined there. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:05, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
I really try to find this out and asked Betacommand who confirmed me you should use the following line :
usernames['wikisource']['-'] = username
Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:17, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes Quentin! it works! Many thanks for helping me. :)--M.Gedawy Talk 22:41, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

CheckUser request about LadyInGreyEdit

The following comments are about this checkuser requets.

Messages from Gumr51Edit

Dearest Quentin57, my user name is GUMR51 in Wikipedia, Wikisource, etc. But he question to you is: If that user account was only made three day ago, does that justify the issue at hand? It shows a very poor handling of issues.--Gumr510906 (talk) 15:22, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. So may I know why you created an other account to edit this request, which was already closed twice by different stewards ? If you have something to complain about the fact that this request has not been done, please see with the stewards who handle it. As you may see on the Steward requests/Checkuser page, I've not been involved in the discussion, and have taken no decision. If you need some more precision, feel free to ask me, I'm open to the discussion. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:30, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Messages from StephenDaedalusEdit

Hey Quentin. It would be really nice if you could give a fresh look to the checkuser request. I can understand how busy you are. It doesn't matter how long it takes, but it's very important for es.wikisource that the issue is properly investigated. Thank you a lot in advance. --StephenDaedalus (talk) 20:38, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I understand the importance you put on this issue. As I said on the CheckUser requests page, I'm reviewing it for now. I still don't know if a check is necessary, but what I'm sure about is that I'll do my best to solve it. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:29, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Further evidence (overlaps)

There's is something you should take note of. **Romina** is publicly known to be LadyInGrey's daughter. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that. She has not been included in the list of users to be checked: they're expected to be doing legitimate use of the same IP. Now, if you check this part of the timeline:

  • March 23rd, 2012. 14:42-19:37 (LadyInGrey)
  • March 23rd, 2012. 19:18-19:24 (**Romina**)

They're using both accounts at the same time. Here is the exact numbers:

19:16 - LadyInGrey
19:17 - LadyInGrey
19:18 - LadyInGrey
19:18 - **Romina**
19:19 - LadyInGrey
19:21 - **Romina**
19:24 - **Romina**
19:25 - LadyInGrey

So they're using two different computers to work on wikisource at the same time. This evidence explains the very few overlap situations.

Now, this is an expanded version of this other evidence presented by Theornamentalist:

April 30th, 2012. 23:32-23:59 (Azalee) April 30th, 2012. 23:14-23:15 (**Romina**) April 30th, 2012. 23:10-23:10 (Azalee) to bash user StephenDaedalus April 30th, 2012. 21:20-22:53 (**Romina**)


21:20 to 22:53 (93 minutes)
Romina proofreads and votes. 29 edits.

22:54 to 23:09 (15 minutes)

23:10 (1 edit)
Azalee logs in, attacks me for pointing something out to LadyInGrey in the vote discussion.

23:10 to 23:13 (3 minutes)

23:14 to 23:15 (1 minute)
19 min. since her last edit, Romina comes back, proofreads 2 pages and then logs out.

23:16 to 23:31 (15 minutes)

23:32 to 03.06 (214 minutes)
19 min. since his last edit, Azalee comes back, proofreads 17 pages and logs out.


Isn't that oddly timed? As it has been similarly pointed out, the overlap evidence can be divided in two categories: a) exact overlap that requires two computers, b) rough overlap that can be done by logging in/out from one account to the other. --StephenDaedalus (talk) 00:31, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello StephenDaedalus. I know that **Romina** is official declared as being the sister of LadyInGrey. And what you showed me does not prove the contrary to me. It will really be crazy to be using too computers at the same time to try to prove you're someone different. Anyway, I wonder if it's technically possible that the same person would have done these two editions, unless we are completely paranoid. I did not say that this timeline is a 100% sure proof that they did not abuse multiple accounts, but it can no more be taken as an evidence to perform this check. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:02, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Once we've proved that they've used two computers at the sime time before, using it a bunch of times over months of no overlaping to throw people off doesn't seem all that sophisticated. In fact, it's rather suprising that is all it takes to bypass a SPI. Anyway, it's ok if that's your call. Thanks for work, and get some rest. ^^ --StephenDaedalus (talk) 16:26, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Messages from DrkFrdricEdit

Je ne crois pas que l'evidence donné par theornamentalist soit suffisant pour conduire le checkuser.

D'un côté, aprés sa discussion avec Magister Mathematicae, Il a dit que sa seule preocupation c'est que les utilisateurs aient participé dans des nombreauses votations mais il a inclu aussi des IPs, alors les IPs anonymes ne peuvent pas voter, les IPs devraient donc être remué de la liste au moins qu'il donne une autre raison pour le checkuser.

De l'autre côté, il n'y a aucune évidence pour penser que les autres utilisateurs soient en fait LadyInGrey. C'est vrai que LadyInGrey et Theornamentalist ont eu des discussions dans wikisource, mais si on voit la votation qui est en train d'avoir lieu, la liste que theornamentalist a donné est composé par tous les utilisateurs qui ont voté contre son option. Il n'y a aucune raison pour penser que Homero est LadyInGrey, il n'a jamais discuté avec theornamentalist avant, son seul "péché" a été avoir voté pour l'option que theornamentalist ne soutenient pas.

Theornamentalist a dit aussi que tous ces utilisateurs avaient des connaisances avancés des fonctions de la wiki, mais Lito WS par exemple, m'a demandé de lui aider à télécharger une DjVu avant de commencer à éditer, alors ce que theornamentalist a dit est faux. Pour la deuxieme fois, le péché de Lito WS c'est d'avoir voté pour l'option contraire.

Daecq, lui, alors il n'a pas voté, il n'a pas discuté avec lui non plus, il n'a rien fait; et il a édité des DjVus pas seulment de LadyInGrey, c'est completement ridicule d'accuser un utilisateur seulment parce qu'il a édité les pages d'un autre utilisateur.

Alors je ne trouve pas des raisons pour faire le checkuser, ces outils devraient être ulitilisé, à mon avis, seulment pour les cases dans lesquels il y a assez d'évidence, pas pour ceux dans lesquels le principal moteur est apparentment le résultat d'une votation. Et je soutient quelques des changes que Theornamentalist propose à wikisource, mais demander une checkuser seulment parce que des personnes ont voté en contre, je ne suis pas du tout d'accord avec ça.

Je suis s:es:Usuario:Freddy eduardo. Merci beaucoup --DrkFrdric (talk) 01:57, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

I answered you here. --DrkFrdric (talk) 11:19, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


I did my own research and found that the users did overlap several times. I divided my findings into two categories: 1. instances of overlap that could be seen as ”not enough evidence to support the claim that they are different persons”, and 2. instances of overlap that ”inequivocably prove that they are different persons”.

First category

  • January 29th: Azalee edited from 1:29 to 3:29, LadyInGrey edited at 2:42 [3]

Second catogory

  • March 9th: Lito edited from 16:54 to 19:26, Romina started editing at 19:22 until 19:56. Someone could say that maybe the person signed out from the first account, sign in with the other account, edited with that account, signed out with that account, signed in with the first account, edited with the first account, signed out again, signed in with the second account, and then proceded editing; but this is impossible if you carefully check the edits, Romina was proofreading that books for days, and she always took between 5 and 6 minutes to proofread each page; her first edit was at 19:22 (as I said) but her next edit was at 19:27 (exactly 5 minutes); Lito's last edit was at 19:26 (that would have left Romina with only one minute to proofread a page that she usually does in 6!), as we can see, there's no way they could be the same person.
  • March 12nd: LadyInGrey edited from 18:23 to 19:36, Romina proofread 3 pages from 18:40 to 18:47, overlaping completely with LadyinGrey! Again, if we check the edits, we can conclude that the time that took both Romina and LadyinGrey the proofreading process is consistent with their other edits, so there wasn't any time for change accounts, proofread a page, and then return to the other account and proofread a new page in the same time it always took her to proofread a single page.
  • February 23th: Lito WS edited from 19:23 to 19:47, Homero edited 19:26 to 20:22. Its completely imposible here to say that they are the same person: from 19:23 to 19:47 lito had 13 edits, homero had 8 edits in the same period of time and they all overlap with lito's!; if this doesn't prove things, then nothing will.

I actually found two mores but I lost them, my point is that a checkuser is something extremely delicate to do, more if the only evidence are coincidences and the way they vote. --DrkFrdric (talk) 21:30, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your input Freddy; I have never said it is impossible to have overlap, just that there should be much, much more. If I am logged in as "Theornamentalist" in Chrome, and I have opened up IE, I am not logged-in in IE, but remain logged-in in Chrome. I assume one could simply open a different browser as a workaround. I still stand by the evidence, and how the accounts are inexplicably related through editing, proofreading, voting, tasks, and lack of discussion for learning etc, etc. - Theornamentalist (talk) 21:52, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Even if the case was that Lady or whoever opened two browsers, as I said, you just have to check their other edits, especifically the time it takes them to proofread a page, in all the cases they overlap they take the same amount of time to complete every page than when they don't overlap; the person couldn't proofread two different pages (from the two accounts) in the amount of time it took them to proofread a single page (and the case with Lito and Homero is even more clear, they made 13 and 8 editions respectively). But you could continue adding ad hoc hypothesis ad infinitum, Chris... --DrkFrdric (talk) 23:18, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Message from TheornamentalistEdit

Hey Quentin,

I wanted to clarify some of the points Freddy made; I do not want to turn this into wiki-lawyering, nor to spend time focusing on the minutia of the request, but I feel I need to at least somewhat in order to remain fair in making the request.

For his first point, yes, it was Magister who claimed that the accounts in question were simply the ones who voted oppositely me. The fact that the ip's cannot vote, yet are included in the CU case is because they are highly suspect edits. The act on her behalf and carry out her tasks. This was never about targeting the opposition in the vote. If you cannot tell at this point, and you can ask the other users involved in this case, the vote is the least of my concerns. It is only evidence to support abuse. These ip edits are so narrowly focused in their edits that I find it impossible for them not to be related to her account. We get tons of ip edits every week, but nothing with such a unique knowledge set of our site, nor with such contempt for the users LadyInGrey has a history of being absolutely rude and unjust with.

On point with "Homero", yes, this account was listed as part of the collateral after we began investigating. I have requested a CU at en.wp once before, and it began just as this; finding accounts which are demonstratabley connected, and also listing the ones which show a significant relationship even if the edits are innocuous. Listing accounts that have wronged me would be terribly biased. I list accounts which show unexplainable behaviour when seen as a whole, ie, all these editors as one, and their superb ability to edit one after the other with no overlap on virtually the same unlisted books in the same style of editing.

I believe that Lito, Lito source, or Lito WS (I know the names were tossed around for days) is a carefully placed account. Magister points out, as Freddy reiterates, that because the user knows how to proofread, that is not proof that it is LadyInGrey. Of course that is true. If I thought otherwise, I would have listed literally dozens of accounts who came to our site a proofread a book. Obviously I did not. What is odd about Lito is that the account was new to *all* Wikimedia sites, had no experience with anything. Yes, the account was opened at, which is odd, but not a crime. Yes, they showed an exceptional amount of knowledge very quickly in proofreading and validation. Yes, they edited the same books as LadyInGrey right off the bat. But the most remarkable thing is that within the accounts first few days of working in the "wiki-world", it began to change all pages missing images marked "problematic" to "proofread", created a new category to support this, and was absolutely unmovable on the notion that this was the way to do this. This went against our standard of the last 8 months, and one which was done by various users (but not all) since the proofread page came about. This way of handling pages missing images was exactly how LadyInGrey wanted the pages to be marked. Both accounts refused to budge on the matter. I wondered, how is this new account making such radical changes? LadyInGrey must be smiling that this new user actually shares her preference! It didn't connect at first. A couple days later, after my attempts to revert them back to "problematic" were thwarted by either one account or both, she posted an official message in the Cafe, where she declared that this was the way which the pages would now be marked. In retrospect, it all seemed too well orchestrated. - Theornamentalist (talk) 11:38, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

As with the ip's, listing Daeqc should prove that this is not fishing for opposition in a vote. I happened to be watching recent changes that night, where I saw LadyInGrey edit for some time and then immediately after she stopped, a user pop up and begin editing one of her books not appearing in RC or collab. Then, I watched as the account finished validating, and then I watched as another account, Azalee, began editing right afterwards. This may be a harmless use of an account, but it is still related in my investigation, and that is why it is listed.

I do not like that Freddy has potentially intended to label this as users going against a vote. He acknowledges that some of the accounts and ip's obviously did not or could not vote. I find this as bad of a misdirection (whether intentional or not) as Magister gave in his reasons for closure. I have listed a ton of evidence that links these accounts together in an unexplainable way. That is why I believe a Checkuser is necessary. - Theornamentalist (talk) 12:14, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello Theornemantalist. Don't worry, I don't think this is wiki-lawyering. There is a conflict at eswikisource, and your personal point of view is needed to solve it too.
About the IPs, I already decided that I won't check them. There were already some edits, and no abuse was made with it. Anyway, the checkuser policy prevents me from revealing her IP address, even more because as she's a regular member of the community. As far as I know, there is nothing that prevents LadyInGrey or anyone else to contribute without being identified, or with any other user account. What is forbidden is not to have multiple accounts, but is to abuse of multiple accounts. For example, using them to vote twice or thrice at a discussion, or using them in an edit war, or to harass somebody. I took a look to the contributions of these IPs and I did not see such actions. For the same reasons, I won't check the account Daeqc.
About Lito WS, it's clearly different as this account was used to vote. One more time, it's true that voting is clearly not sufficient to be suspected of abusing multiple accounts. But I have to admit I found your section "timeline" rather surprising. That may be a simple coincidence, it's true, but I agree with you on the fact that such coincidences may lead to a check to ensure that there is no abuse behind this.
If you have some time and could extend this timeline to the 2-3 last months, it would surely help to investigate. A link to the discussion where LadyInGrey said at the Café that the way Lito WS handled pages missing images is the right one would also help me. Thanks -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:15, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem; I can do this later in the day. - Theornamentalist (talk) 13:19, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Lito WS began by creating the category on January 26th, and then began to fill the category that same day with edits like this. I inquire about the changes, shocked that the standard that nearly a dozen or so editors were doing for 6 or 7 months was suddenly being undone without so much as a word to any of us, or to anyone in the community. Only days after I welcomed the account, I was bombarded with rude comments, including calling the way which we were doing it "ridiculous" and my attempt at discussion to be "futile". Similarly, I ask them to open a discussion at the Cafe, where the whole community can discuss the practice before implementation. Our discussion lasts for a few days. On January 29th LadyInGrey makes an official post at Cafe, declaring that this is the proper way to do this, and I inquire politely, but receive no discussion on the matter from either of them again. - Theornamentalist (talk) 20:43, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
I don't want her ip address to be revealed or anything, but those ip's are so closely related to her editing that I wish they could remain as evidence. I believe they are exemplary examples of the abuse and shared tone between the various accounts.
Hello Theornamentalist. My investigation is about to end (after having worked two days on it). Based on the timeline you gave on the checkuser request, I was about to perform the check. But I worked on my side to see if edits really never overlap, and here's what I found :
  • on 23 March 2012, LadyInGrey and **Romina** clearly edited at the same time.
  • on 9 March 2012, it's the same for Lito WS and **Romina**.
  • on 23 February 2012, we've a proof that Homero can't be Lito WS.
  • on 29 January 2012, the edits of Azalee and LadyInGrey overlapped. It's not easy to find such an entry, but Azalee made a pause of 4 years. Plus Azalee and LadyInGrey did not much contribute at the same hours. Whereas LadyInGrey mostly contributed between 15h and 23h (which represents 74% of her edits), Azalee used to edit between 1h and 2h. Moreover, if you look on the long-term (and I guess that 7 years is), you should not see such a difference in the repartition of the hours the two users contributed if they were sockpuppets.
If we believe the results above, we see that LadyInGrey ≠ **Romina** ≠ Lito WS ≠ Azalee ≠ Homero. That's technically impossible unless there are at least two people behind this. For the user Daeqc and the IPs, it can be one of them or not, it does not matter much because they may not be related to an abuse (no participation to a vote, no direct conversation or edit war).
Do you agree with what I wrote above ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:19, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi Quentin. I think you've missed my message above. Give it a look, it's very relevant since it particularly addresses the issue of the overlaps. --StephenDaedalus (talk) 11:49, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

I've just replied. Thanks for the reminder. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:05, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

I think the biggest problem with an SPI case of this magnitude is that there is no infallible shred of evidence. There is only judgement, which from my understanding, is exactly how a Checkuser case runs. Individually, each "piece" of the evidence is I believe on all counts bizarre or unusual, tough to explain, and unlikely. Yes, it is true that the fact all of the accounts edit around the same time frame each day, this does not mean they are the same person, but it is evidence. Yes, it is true that the very active accounts editing in series for several months with only a few instances of minor overlap is explainable, this does not mean they are the same person, but it is evidence. Yes, all of the new accounts and the one which returned instantly had the level of expertise as LadyInGrey; this does not mean they are the same person, but it is evidence. Yes, the accounts all acquired this knowledge with virtually none of the usual questions to eachother, fellow collaborators, or the community in general, this does not mean they are the same person, but it is evidence. Yes, the accounts all quickly divulged into the proofreading books as opposed to editing plain text; certainly does not mean they are the same person, but it is evidence. Yes, they all began proofreading books that the other accounts, primarily LadyInGrey, had proofread or edited, books which were not listed in RC, collaboration, on the front of her user page, making locating these books out of thousands improbable, but not impossible so it may not be the same person, but it is evidence. Yes, when politely inquired on trivial or important matters, they all react identically to the way which LadyInGrey has reacted, and from my experience on the site for nearly a year, the only one who has reacted like that out of every user I've come across; this does not mean that multiple people can't have same personality, but it is evidence. Yes, the accounts which have voted vote identical to LadyInGrey on multiple fronts over the last 6 months, of course people have similar preference so it may not be one person, but it is evidence. Yes, their styles of proofreading, marking pages, templatisation, and combative ownership of the works are identical to LadyInGrey's, but this does not mean they are one person; but it is evidence. Yes, the ip's have carried out tasks for LadyInGrey and are from Buenos Aires, Argentina; but anyone could have potentially stopped by a coffee shop, happened to agree with her, knew how to edit and the more complex side of Wikisource, and decided to fix it, so it does not certainly mean it was one person, but it is evidence. Yes, the account Lito WS did some crazy, confident, knowledgable stuff right off the bat, which the account LadyInGrey happened to fully support, but does not mean that a brand-spanking new user can never have the same opinion as a seasoned crat who has been longing to force that point back into standardisation, but it is evidence. Yes, there are at any given time roughly 6 editors *worldwide* who are active at the site, so the idea that "Argentina is big" is almost a non-point, but it remains true; it is a big country and does not mean it was her, but it is evidence.

If the sum of all this "evidence" is not enough, I truly don't know what would be. - Theornamentalist (talk) 18:03, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't know which game you are playing when repeating many times certainly does not mean they are the same person, but it is evidence. Please just remember already lost at least ten hours in this affair I have nothing to do with. I could have accepted not to review this, for the only reason that I have many other things to do right now. Plus it's not that easy to hear you, to hear LadyInGrey and the other people you ask to perform a check on, and to find a compromise to satisfy everyone without being unfair. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:11, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry if that came off poorly, I guess it sounded a little better in my head but I see how it can be read as off-putting. I only mean to clarify that I don't have an indisputable edit that proves she is the owner of these accounts; only many that suggest that she is.
I really appreciate that you have opted in this discussion; without you this would have been closed days ago, but I remain hopeful that the evidence still merits an investigation. - Theornamentalist (talk) 18:32, 10 May 2012 (UTC)


Hello. I've just posted the result of my investigation here. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:38, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm disappointed with the outcome, yet really grateful for the work you've done on this investigation. Thank you a lot on behalf of --StephenDaedalus (talk) 22:48, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
I too am disappointed, but share the same gratefulness as Stephen; thank you for hearing us out. - Theornamentalist (talk) 03:05, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
In your conclusion, you say that it may simply be family or friends working together; although I disagree with the conclusion, if that were the case, wouldn't that constitute meat-puppetry? - Theornamentalist (talk) 03:11, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
I looked over signs; and I think that all criterion are met. - Theornamentalist (talk) 03:17, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
I disagree, if they are working in the Page: ns then it clearly is not a meat puppet. I think that you need to take a more neutral point of view. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:13, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

hello my friend. im want ask two question.

  1. when im see the contribution of robot in your account toolserver example this link the page is broken and the top of page SQL Errors has exist. The problem from my side or the problem has exist?
  2. It is possible to the contribution of robot has hidden? in the view history or my watchlist? if is began please see the link approved. thanks/Mahdi.hajiha (talk) 09:35, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
Hello Mahdi. I'm sorry, but I don't understand much the questions you're asking me... If I answer something which is not what you were waiting for, feel free to rephrase your question.
  1. Yes, there are SQL errors for some days. It does not come from you, it does not come from you, it comes from the Toolserver database. I think the best thing to do is to wait until it's fixed by a Toolserver administrator.
  2. It depends what you mean by "hiding" the contributions of the robot. Do you want just to hide it from your watchlist, or histories / watchlists of other contributors ? Do your bot have the botflag ?
Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:41, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry. the my English Language is not so good. I honestly is Terrible:))
2. I'm mean the hide the contribution of robot. i know botflag what this.
in my home, Based on the farsi(persian) Language. this language so hard and Words appearing in it is important. for the example in the enwiki some code only work on beautiful appearance of the words for the example or another has not flaged. in the my home wiki this code (beautiful appearance of the words) has need. unfortunately when run this code a lot numbers of article has been edited. i want mostly hide the activity of robot in the view history. the next step if be can hide in the my watchlist(meaning the users has followed the article not seen it. if you not understand what im say please tell me:)/Mahdi.hajiha (talk) 10:05, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
I understood that, as the persian language is more complicated than languages based on the latin alphabet, and that's why you need to run the script on thousands of pages. And because it is running very fast you can't read the recent changes anymore. Is this what you mean ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:25, 12 May 2012 (UTC) Was a example. another code have be exist is better it. this code running fast and the a lot of number of article is edited. 3.when the bog flaged the activity of robot not show in recent changes. not like this? the example article X and Y has exist in fawiki. when the robot run the code, in the mywatchlist of many user followed this article disordered. and when many article has been edited the mywatchlist for many users has completely disordered. when the hide activity the robot hide its happens not occurred. Both not occurred in the userwatchlist and when the hide activity in the view history not happens in the view history of robot. Thank you for doing that with patience(answer me!):)/--Mahdi.hajiha (talk) 10:42, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
Do your bot have the botflag ? If he don't, you should request it. Then, in your watchlist, you just have to click on the hide bot link. You can set it by default in your preferences. Did I answer to your question ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:59, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
ok. thanks my friend.according your last answer im have Answer my question!:)/--Mahdi.hajiha (talk) 11:27, 12 May 2012 (UTC)


Did you receive my email related to this? Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:23, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello Pmlineditor. Yes, I received your email. I hope I will be able to begin this morning. Sorry for the time you had to wait. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:26, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
No problem, thanks a lot for the changes. :D Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:07, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Bot status@the multilingual WikisourceEdit

Hello Quentin. I made a request for Bot status in the multilingual Wikisource since 7 May. I asked Zyephyrus (The only active bureaucrat there) to close my request, but he didn't answer me even after i asked him on his talk page at French Wikisource. Could you please ask him to deal with my request?--M.Gedawy Talk 05:53, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I've contacted him, and he said me he's waiting a community consensus to answer. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:35, 22 May 2012 (UTC)


It seems that you haven't take away the CU right in zh-wikipedia[4], when is it granted or it is just a mistake?Justincheng12345 (talk) 13:43, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello Justincheng12345. I've temporarily kept the CheckUser status here, because I'm making a lot of efforts against spambots yet, and zhwiki is the source of these spammers. That's why I need to check a lot of spammer accounts there, and it's far easier for me to keep the status there for some days rather than granting then removing it everytime I have a user to check. I hope there is no problem with it. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:35, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

stolen sphynx pixEdit

Not happy to see you stole a photo of my Sphynx and Peterbald hairless cats from Facebook. Not to mention that photo in particular is copywrited. On top of that, ur page info is completely incorrect.

Feature request for Quentinv57 toolEdit

I believe a number of wikis are ignored when the second URL (globalcontribs.php) is processed. I would like to see contribution on locked wikis as well. Also I would like to have statistics of how many deleted edits I have on each of those wikis. :)

-- とある白い猫 chi? 13:39, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Re. MakecabEdit

HEY. According to these forms of user name, we can determine they are zh:User:李煌老师's puppets for damage or personal attacks. See also zh:维基百科:当前的破坏/存档/持续出没的破坏者/User:李煌老师. 乌拉跨氪 (talk) 04:19, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your help.乌拉跨氪 (talk) 06:36, 27 May 2012 (UTC)


I am Gac from I am not sure to anderstand your request. User Xtrawine has no contributes in it:wiki; I check the IP number and normal CU. So what do you want? Can I send it by mail? Are we sure that is not against privicy? Tell me, please :-) Regards --Gac 05:33, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello Gac. If you've already check the guy, the best would be to simply compare the data with the thread concerning spambots on the Checkuser mailing list. If you feel that the user is confirmed, simply post the data (on the CheckUser mailing list, not elsewhere of course). But if it is an error, just leave the account and forget it. It may be an error, because I've not seen spambots going to itwiki right now, but I asked you to check because it was created at the same time, and the user name is really similar to other known spambots (see for example [5]). Thanks for your help. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:15, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

GR request of OrashmatashEdit

Hi Quentinv57. "The request will be approved if consensus to do so exists after a period of consideration no less than 5 days." You closed the request of Orashmatash after not even 3 days... (But ehm, don't revert your action, but please be a bit more cautious next time.) Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 18:35, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Hey. Oh, apologies, I did not found this sentence. I remembered there was a delay, and search for it in some GR-related pages but could not find it again. Plus I thought that it was 4 days and that the discussion already last not three but four days. I will write this more explicitly in the Global rollback page. Again, apologies. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:48, 5 June 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I use updated pywikipedia/interwiki bot if it has a bug it should be reported to their bug tracing because every night i update my bot also please link to my bots edits that you mentioned.Reza1615 (talk) 18:36, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

I answered here. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Global rollback for DARIO SEVERIEdit

Hello Quentinv57

Thank for your explanation about what I should do for getting the global rollbacker permission. I will wait to get more experience. I would like to note that Snowolf made a small mistake as he said “none of the wiki have entrusted him with the rollback rights”...I am entrusted with a Rollback Rights in the Portuguese Wikipedia.


DARIO SEVERI (talk) 06:42, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Some wikis don't have a rollback status, so it does not really mean something. To my mind, the problem is more that you don't have enough cross-wiki experience now. If you can come to IRC and join the SWMT, that will make your work easier I think. There are lots of tools related to cross-wiki issues there, and also a really kind community that can help you if you have a problem. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:10, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Actually the user is right, I was wrong in claiming the user doesn't have rollback, he clearly does as seen here, however I used sulinfo to check and it's not listed there, not sure what is causing it. Snowolf How can I help? 07:13, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry, Snowolf. One more time, if the Toolserver databases are not updated properly, my tool can't guess that there are status if they are absent from the database... This is probably due to the replication lag of some databases ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:18, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
I just checked what the database said, and it confirms that the problem comes from here :
mysql> SELECT user_id FROM user WHERE user_name="DARIO SEVERI";
| user_id |
|  915895 |
1 row in set (0.29 sec)

mysql> SELECT ug_group FROM user_groups WHERE ug_user=915895;
| ug_group     |
| autoreviewer |
1 row in set (0.18 sec)
Quentinv57 (talk) 07:24, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Global flag for my botEdit

Until now I only made editions with my bot in spanish wikipedia (I have flag of course and more than 272.417 editions [6]) but now I want to run my bot for fix interwikis in all languages. I made the request in de, fr, gl, en, pt, sl and eu and I'm waiting for aprovals. I have to make the request for every language or there is a way for ask for a bot flag in all languages in bulk? I will wait for your answer here es:Usuario Discusión:Kizar. Thank you. --Kizar (talk) 21:10, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I see that you've opened a request. I know your bot has 200k+ edits, but that's not the only prerequisite to apply for a global bot status. You must have some experience dealing with interwiki links cross-wiki. That's why I would advise you to wait some more months, and to request bot flags on biggest wikis during this time. Anyway, the global bot flag will only have an effect on the smallest wikis, and not on the biggest ones. So that's not a lack of time if you wait and apply on other wikis during this time. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:08, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I will run " -auto" without modifications, I think I have enough experience for that. I requested local flags in the 10 bigest wikipedias and I think it will be aproved soon but the main reason for request a global flag is I will make the most editions in "an, oc, ast, ext, eu and gl". In eu and gl I requested the local flags but the others are too small to do that. Btw, in eu there are unattended requests with several months.[7] --Kizar (talk) 18:04, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
No, the size of the community does not prevent a botflag to be granted. On smallest wikis (without bureaucrats), you can ask stewards to grant the bot flag. If some requests there have not been handled, it's only because the bot owners never came to see a steward to ask for the permission changes. It's not that we are lazy, but we cannot check every 800+ projects to ensure that there is no request that has not been handled...
Then, I'm sorry but using pywikimediabot is no more a good argument to me. I can give you a recent example, just check the section named Rezabot just two sections above in my user talk page. Thanks for your understanding. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:12, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
I understand. I will request local flags in more important projects but I need your help again... [8] --Kizar (talk) 10:25, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

CheckUser on mediawikiwikiEdit

Hi Quentin. Please see I removed your CheckUser rights there too. Regards, Trijnsteltalk 21:28, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Ow, and by the way, you still have CU rights on zhwiki, in case you didn't notice. Trijnsteltalk 07:58, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I did notice. Excuse me, Trijnstel, but yesterday I was busy and had to quit though the CU request was not complete. I was returning now to finish my work, but apparently now the SRCU is closed. I don't see where is the problem, but if there is one I can also handle requests only if I'm absolutely sure to be able to finish the same day. As for the CheckUser bit at zhwiki, I think we already discussed it. You know, I'm always willing to help Wikimedia projects with my free time. But the means stewards have to do their work are already inadequate, please don't be so punctilious. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:15, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Jasper Deng asked me on IRC if I knew more about that CU request and that you still had the rights. I checked and noticed you checked everything, which is why I closed the SRCU yesterday. And yes, I know you're always willing to help - so do I - but I don't like seeing people having CU rights longer than a day. Trijnsteltalk 08:38, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Admin request on metaEdit

Can you process my request at  ? --Arjunaraoc (talk) 00:31, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello Arjunaraoc. I've processed your request, sorry for the delay. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 05:37, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 16:53, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

CU requestEdit

Hi Quentinv57, can you handle my CU request at SRCU#Crazy_daisuke.40zhwikip? Many thanks. --Kegns 10:34, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello Kegns. Marco Aurelio commented your request. I'm not sure we can perform such checks because it forces us to reveal the IP of this user. As Marco said, if the IP is having a bad behaviour simply block it. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:01, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you any way--Kegns 06:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

SUL InfoEdit

Pdt quelques heures, je n'avais aucune contribution sur le Wiktionnaire (pas que moi en fait). Apparemment, ça va mieux. --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 19:55, 16 June 2012 (UTC) : ça va mieux. --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 11:34, 17 June 2012 (UTC)


I've amended a block of yours to be a hard block ( as a spammer created an account on another IP then used that one to edit from. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:55, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Ignore that - it was a sleeper created before your block! --Herby talk thyme 07:56, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

SUL Info show the "Edit count" is incorrect for my botEdit

Everything else is correct, except enwiki's Edit count is too high, the actual no edit so many times. CentralAuth shows the count is accurate. --YFdyh000 (talk) 20:24, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello and thanks for reporting this. I will try to see what's wrong but I don't have much time for now. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:52, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Exact same for me. — Racconish Tk 06:38, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Temporary passwordEdit

I will send it per email. --Dede2008 (talk) 17:51, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I'll try to handle this tomorrow evening or next week-end. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:51, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Dede2008 (talk) 10:11, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Spam blacklist archive frequency needs to be increased probablyEdit

Hello Quentin. Due to the template inclusion size restriction (as Trijnstel said at WM:RFH) probably WM:SPAM needs to be archived with more frequency, if at all possible and the bot supports it. Otherwise I'll do it like in the old times by hand :-). Regards. — MA (audiencia) 18:00, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Sure I can do that for you :-). For now, my bot only archives requests marked as done where the last answer was posted more than three days ago. By default, the page is edited only if there is at least two requests to be archived or 4000 bytes removed from the page. Do you think that changing the delay for the last message to one day would be sufficient ? Kind regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:57, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Changing usernameEdit

  • I want to change my username. But I want to change it as global. (My english is not very good. Sorry!) Emperyan-message/ileti-WMTR 18:45, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Hello Emperyan, I will echo Trijnstel's voice here. One small addition though, we can also rename in you in wikis which have bureaucrats, but no active ones. :-) — T. 15:05, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Account RecoveryEdit

I saw that my account is globally locked, and I am not able to enter the same password that I used, I have no email registered to that account to retrieve. I would like to know how can I access my account to be able to defend myself from accusations that are against me. Thank you!. 19:08, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Your account has been globally locked because it has been used to vandalize several Wikimedia projects. Also, you have used multiple accounts (for example, WZARTER) to bypass blocks and to continue to make a terrible mess on these projects. As a result, the account won't be unlocked. My personal advise would be just to create a new account, this one won't be blocked if you use it to contribute to Wikimedia projects constructively. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:29, 27 July 2012 (UTC)


Bonjour Quentinv57, il y a cet User:Bretwa qui a créé cette page ; Ratiopol, il a fait une annonce à ce sujet sur le bistro francophone de Wikipédia le 25 juillet, et donc que faut-il faire avec ceci ? Personnellement, je ne crois pas que sa demande d'intégration à la Wikimedia Foundation aboutisse. Bien Cordialement. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 04:55, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Bonjour Franky. Comme sa page est une proposition, et s'il n'a ajouté ces liens externes que sur sa page utilisateur et la page de description de son projet (je n'ai pas eu le temps de vérifier) on peut difficilement dire que c'est du spam. Je pense que supprimer la page n'est pas la meilleure alternative. Je l'ai plutôt ajouté à Requests for new projects. Ainsi, il aura l'avis de la communauté, et si son projet a réellement peu de chances d'aboutir la discussion sera close à ce moment là. En tout cas, merci de ton message, et à bientôt ! ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:38, 27 July 2012 (UTC)



J'aime beaucoup la présentation de tes outils sur le toolserver. M'autorise tu à reprendre la même? Je mettrais un lien vers ton compte. Merci de ton retour. Pleclown (talk) 14:12, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Bonjour Pleclown. Absolument aucun soucis, surtout si tu l'utilises pour Wikipédia ! D'ailleurs, la plupart de mon style est emprunté à vvv qui se sert lui-même en grande partie du design de MediaWiki.
Si tu as un soucis pour coder tes outils, n'hésites pas à me demander. Comme tu as dû le voir je m'y connais un peu, j'en ai déjà codé quelques uns ! ;D -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:56, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Merci pour la réponse et la proposition d'aide. C'est gentil, mais je crois que je suis capable de me débrouiller tout seul :) Pleclown (talk) 18:53, 16 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi. Can you prolong my adminship, please? It will expire 2012-08-20 after 3 months. Thanks --Pavroo (talk) 12:15, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Hello Pavroo. I've just extended your term for 3 more months. Thanks for the job you do on the Polish Wikibooks ! Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:13, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks and see you next time --Pavroo (talk) 17:49, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57
Could you see here.?-thanks-George Animal 16:48, 15 August
Hello. It seems that Millosh has answered your request. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:14, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Could you have time to deal with my bot request?Edit

my request

Thanks a lot! --Shujenchang (talk) 02:16, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Sure. I'll have the time to deal with it in the next few days. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:25, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
I've also requested a global settings change and emailed my temporary password to you, pls check it. Thx again.--Shujenchang (talk) 10:48, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

SULinfo sortingEdit

Hi Quentin, I was wondering whether it would make sense to change SULinfo to sort the table by edit count by default? That's usually the most useful case (at least for me), and it's the default setting in Stalktoy, for example. Just something to consider :) Cheers, Jafeluv (talk) 11:42, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I also support this request. --Meno25 (talk) 11:15, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

compte globalEdit

Bonjour Quentinv57, j'aimerais pouvoir unifier ce compte Argosy toutefois il reste ces deux comptes qui n'ont aucune contributions sur Commons et Wikipedia en langue latine qui ne me permettrait pas jusqu'a maintenant d'effectuer ce type d'opération. Merci beaucoup pour votre aide. Cordialement. Argosy (talk) 07:03, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Bonjour Argosy. Pour Commons, il te suffit de remplir le formulaire ici. Et pour Wikipédia en langue latine, le mieux est d'aller tout simplement le demander à cette personne. N'hésites pas si tu as d'autres questions. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:58, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

There are 32 accounts which may enter the annals of Wikipedia. Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 11:43, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. If he continues to create accounts, feel free to ask us for help. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:54, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
The IP address is blocked times higher following the Wikipedia: In Serbian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian and English. Constantly vandalized articles about German clubs on the English Wikipedia so that each of them add their own name and used as a source for any player profile. Do you, as a steward you can check the IP address on it for three Wikipedia: Serbian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian? I forgot to say that this IP address is also blocked on the Bosnian Wikipedia and that was globally blocked for 3 days. Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 16:03, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
What is the lang code for these 3 projects, please ? (for example, (en) for english)
I can check it to see if there is a need to perform a longer global block, but our privacy policy forbids us to provide a list of account using the IP. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:52, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm really sorry. Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 10:23, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Bot not working?Edit

Bonjour! As you can see in SRP#Removal of access (and the page in general) there's a backlog of resolved requests which are not being archived by the bot. Can you please have a look at it? Is the bot being confused by something? Regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:20, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't know what happened exactly, but it appears to be working again. Thanks for reporting ! ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:18, 24 October 2012 (UTC)


Is there a bot that I could add my interwiki on my user page? Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 09:49, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

About Unypoly@kowikiEdit

Hello! I really want to provide some information, but I cannot do that, sadly. As you know, 클레이모어208, E.J.HAM is different group. It is expected thing, Because He can use many and different IP range. It is not Open proxy, astonishingly.. I don't know PC room(Korean: 피시방, PC방) and Internet Plaza exist in your culture. He use PC room computers. Therefore, He can have many IP, range, even different ISP. He change his account and IP speedily, Checkuser log and request about him don't be taken in kowiki (Final checkuser is 2 years ago, perhaps). His account list is Steward_requests/Global/2012-09#Global_lock_for_Unypoly, Steward_requests/Global/2012-09#Global_lock_for_Unypoly.27s_more_puppet_accounts. It is all.. If you want recent accounts (in 2 months) for more investigating, I will make. Thank you. Sotiale (talk) 02:22, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Plus message: He hate users who interrupt his intention and actions. If he tag target user, his first action is attacking/harassment. He sometimes request checkuser for throw target users out. Today, His target is Idh0854@kowiki (member of Arbcom), Hyolee2@jawiki/kowiki (Blocked at kowiki, but Hyolee2 has monitored ko-project to interrupt Unypoly). --Sotiale (talk) 02:42, 8 October 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for guidence, How can i apply for CheckUser access? Regards -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 10:45, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

I would advise you to read the checkuser policy at first, because requesting the Checkuser access directly implies you agree to respect these rules. Then, you can open a local request on your local wiki (like requests for sysop status), just try to make it accessible to the rest of your community. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:20, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Spanish WikipediaEdit

There is not Spanish Wikipedia (eswiki) in this tool: [9] --Kizar (talk) 15:37, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

No problem, I've also been busy for a while. I emailed you the temporary password. Thanks for your work :) --.sEdivad (msg) 10:04, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I just have some fixes to make on the script and will run it in the next days. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:25, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Can you change it is this (‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (indefinite) ‎[move=sysop] indefinite) protection to this (‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (indefinite) ‎[move=autoconfirmed] indefinite). The administrator has made ​​a mistake. Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 11:41, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

I just left a request here because stewards are not allowed to intervene on the english Wikipedia for this kind of requests. This should be done soon. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:24, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much. He did one of the administrators what I wanted. Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 13:11, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

unattached accountEdit

Hello Quentinv57! I would like to ask you to check the status of user Andrux in the English Wikipedia. The thing is that I use an account with similar name in most of Wikipedias (mainly in Ukrainian) through the activation of global account. However, the English was not available, thus, I have created another account (Andrux7) to be able to edit in English. In this way, I should log in/out every time, which is not very funny )) Moreover, there is no evidence that any other user Andrux actually exists. Could you please check this situation, and if it possible to connect Andrux to English Wiki. Looking forward hearing from you --Andrux7 (talk) 12:33, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Just please make an edit here with the account Andrux to prove that it belongs to you, and I will do the necessary. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:30, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Ok. Here is edit. Regards, --Andrux (talk) 13:45, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
I just forwarded your request to the local bureaucrats (see link), and they should handle this soon. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:29, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! Regards, --Andrux (talk) 07:42, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Usurp requestEdit

Hey—I saw that you are active in WM:CHU. Would you be able to take a look at my request from last week? I believe I've done due diligence and the former user has approved the move. Thank you for your time. Mxdxcxnx (talk) 16:27, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

P.S. I left a note on Akinde's req as it appears the approval link applies to JCRodrigo's case instead, but I could be mistaken. Mxdxcxnx (talk) 16:27, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi. Many thanks for your comment, I've fixed it. I just left a note on your request and will try to do the necessary to close it soon. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:54, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
I have confirmed that you can rename Czar on my svwiki user discussion. Let me know on that page if Czar needs to confirm as well. –Caesar (talk) 20:12, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Okay, so I will proceed to the renaming right now. Thank you! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:09, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you both—I appreciate the very speedy resolution czar · · 22:48, 24 October 2012 (UTC)


His contributions aren't related to this case, actually. This IP user and zh:User:Znppo thinks GaomeiWu is a sockpuppet of Snorri, because when GaomeiWu proposed a page to be moved, Snorri moved this page several hours later. --Makecat (talk) 09:02, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for your review on this. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:04, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Re: Your requests to SynchbotEdit

Hello, Quentinv57. I understand completely and I now see that those requests aren't necessary. I'll remove them. Thank you. --RalgisWM-CR 02:53, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

"global user pages (requested by user))"Edit

I have made edits in over 200 languages. Content edits or interwikis. After I have made an actual contribution to that project, then I may create a user page for myself, where I normally say in Babel-ese: I don't speak your Himalayan language; I speak English.
And that is all.
And only after I made a *real* contribution to the project.

But there are these assholes, pricks, self-centred fucks, whatever you want to call them, who go around creating 300 distinct user pages that say nothing but "If you want to contact me [and why would I want to contact this stupid jackass?] then come to my main page in Mongolian."

And here you are, enabling these assholes by creating pages for these bastards everywhere.

Pissed off in polyglot-land, Varlaam (talk) 16:08, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

I issue the Welcomes in my project, and you are *ordering* me to waste *my* time on these morons.
Every time one of these bastards shows up, he inevitably needs to tell me through Babel that he is hu-3, sw-1 and wxyz-0.
And you are telling me to create Template:User wxyz-0 to support this bloody (ab)user??
Varlaam (talk)

Toolserver issueEdit

Hi, there appears to be a problem with your sulinfo tool! Check it out. Just thought you should know! AlexJFox (talk) 20:09, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Known issue, outside of Quentin's control. The tool will be back to working perfectly automatically once the issue is solved from toolserver's side. Snowolf How can I help? 20:26, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
It's still down. Is this being working on? Slacka123 (talk) 12:42, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi. It's up to the Toolserver admins, I can't do anything here. Sorry, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:49, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Tablesort images missing...Edit

The arrows in the table headers for the sorting direction are missing in globalsysopstats.php. Thought you'd want to know. Regards--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 13:37, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for informing me. Sorry I don't have a lot of time right now, but I will fix the minor problems on my tools when I'll have a little more free time. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:03, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


Hi. Can you prolong my adminship, please? It will expire 2012-11-14 after another 3 months. Many thanks --Pavroo (talk) 23:57, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Hey. I just prolonged your admin term for 6 more months. Thanks for the work you're doing :-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:42, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, take care. --Pavroo (talk) 21:59, 13 November 2012 (UTC)


Bonjour Quentinv57, sur ce lien ; aucun Steward n'est indiqué, que faut-il faire pour résourde cette situation. Cordialement. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 18:28, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Salut Franky. C'est normal, cela veut dire qu'il n'y a pas de steward local, et si tout se passe bien il ne devrait y en avoir que sur Meta. Pour prendre l'exemple de Wikipédia en français, il n'y en a pas non plus [10]. Merci pour ton message et bonne fin de week-end ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 23:43, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikivoyage and sulutilEdit

I use this space for my purpose to. It looks like the toolserver "sulutil" is not collecting info about the Wikivoyage-projects yet. I guess this is your tool, since the url contains your username? -- Lavallen 08:50, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

issue in statsEdit

Bonjour Quentinv57, un petit point : dans Q's Editcounter on a depuis un moment : Last activity : 15 November 2012. Il semble que ça ne concerne pas que moi. Y-a-t'il un problème en cours ? Merci d'avance. Unsui (talk) 16:45, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

C'est ok aujourd'hui. Merci. Unsui (talk) 09:14, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Mysterious UsurperEdit

Bonjour Quentin, I started to use MediaWiki last month to implement a server at my company. I have made some code enhancements to a couple of plugins and decided to join the MediaWiki developers group. I have used the short account name 'townsen' for many years now, and so I went to register that as a global account.

I found that it was already taken recently (user id 15159519) - in fact on November 5th, which is around the time I began this work (coincidence?). The user in question has two edits on Wikipedia and an entry on WikiMedia and nothing else, the edits seem to be completely random.

Meantime I registered myself as nick.townsend to apply for developer access. I would like to know where the usurper logged in (I cannot believe that the other account is genuine!) and how I can acquire this global userid. Then what steps must I take to rename my current id to that one?

Merci, Nick Townsend

Dear Nick,
Our privacy policy forbides us to reveal private data about users. So I'm sorry but we can't tell you where the user logged in and who he is.
But you can anyway request an usurpation on the english Wikipedia, even if I'm not sure that this will be accepted because the account was created quite recently. Did you try to contact the user ? Probably he'll agree to take another username if you ask him kindly on his user talk page ?
Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:15, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57!

The script sulinfo doesn't work for a few days. Is there any way to fix this problem? Best regards --Yoursmile (talk) 09:54, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I guess it comes from the Toolserver. Sorry for the inconvenience. By the way, I'm planning to move to an other server to reduce this kind of problems. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:09, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
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