Thank you and translation done

A thank you note, your push made me translate it, bravi! Have a beautiful day, --Omotecho (talk) 11:20, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

  • @Omotecho: No, thank you! Appreciate your contributions! :) ~riley (talk) 15:35, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-03

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:39, 13 January 2020 (UTC)


What is the point of this? As we discussed in IRC, think maturity. Don't be the fish.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:30, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

  • @Billinghurst: Wikipedia:Revert, block, ignore was the intention, however, you are right that the content was not harming anyone and removing could encourage the user. ~riley (talk) 23:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
    Sometimes ignore needs to come first, or be the action, especially on another's talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    I'll have to admit, I am still adjusting to the whole "another's talk page" thing as I don't take much ownership over who removes from mine and admittedly, I just thought "I would have reverted it if it were my talk page" and while it took a second for the light to come on, the lightbulb did light up and realize the key point here is that it is not my talk page, but yours. I appreciate these frank and transparent conversation as you are one of the very few users that takes the time to give feedback; you can call it what you like, but I view it as mentoring and I will say that I have found it to be impactful in my decision making. I'll be the first to admit I make mistakes, and sometimes the smaller things (perhaps due to devaluing the importance?) take more than once to fully understand, but I get there and it sticks. Thank you, billinghurst. ~riley (talk) 09:18, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Re:User talk:MCC214/Talk page archive#Patroller and feedback

I only composing this page,because I feel this page is very orderless.

But if you don't like I do this,I can stop it.

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:35, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@MCC214: Please limit your edits to adding requests, adjusting whitespace is not necessary even if it appears orderless. ~riley (talk) 17:11, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Marking the translation group as Published

Hi, ~riley

could you help with marking this group of translations as Published. It seems that I can't do this by myself, strange, because I have sometimes been able to do this.

Many translation efforts were not visible to the local communities because of the lack of persons who would mark translations as checked/reviewed and then mark the entire group as Published.

Some pages display properly even if not marked this way, but some seem not to.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Best regards, -- Nesmir Kudilovič -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 03:07, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

@Nesmir Kudilovic: I can't figure this one out.. I think it is because it is a CN translationn - I am attempting to get support from CN admins on IRC. ~riley (talk) 03:35, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   Done with some help. :) ~riley (talk) 19:41, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Threats via IP

Same message that I send to Tegel I send to You, since You both were on the action on the same page (removing vandalism, protecting). This IP maniac [6] has a fixation on since August 2019. Early this night he was on from the other IP.[7] . He appears regularly, every day. He focuses on the users that remove his vandalisms and the users that are in the correspondence with the targeted user; e.g. I write You something here, then he makes such aggressive edits. He spreads (or at least he tries to, by random guessing) personal information in the threats. Kubura (talk) 00:55, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for my talkpage. That IP is not the guy that had fixation on Antandrus, it is some other person. That IP user is persistent, and more and more graphic violence. To shorten with the translations, most common verbs are "slay, rape, f**k, impale". This night's vandalism on contained "imadu kite u tvome šupku kurvin sine rvacki retardirani dalekovidni" = they have cocks in Your asshole You son of whore Croatian retarded far-sighted". Sorry for the rude language on Your page, but that's the reality we've been facing for six months. And the sick guy does not show the signs of being tired or annoyed of doing the same thing on daily basis, he's getting more rude and daring. And as You see, he is hounding us everywhere. Kubura (talk) 01:06, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

  • @Kubura: Thank you for bringing this to my attention - I have experienced on and off wiki harassment in a similar way so I can understand that it is both frustrating and hurtful. I recommend you email WMF's Trust & Safety team so they are aware, at as they have better resources to deal with this. I will keep an eye out for this guy! ~riley (talk) 01:23, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-04

19:41, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Korean LTA

Hi Riley, there is a list of the LTA on my sandbox page on commons. I don’t have the time to check and report accordingly so I’d appreciate if you can do it. Minorax (talk) 04:44, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done Good work, Minorax! ~riley (talk) 05:11, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
    • Thank you. Is there any specific LTA to mention when reporting or should I just follow what you wrote? Minorax (talk) 07:15, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Can you please explain which Korean LTA is? They appear to be different from the account creator who previously had been in kowiki. Or is it temporarily named Korean LTA? --Sotiale (talk) 13:49, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
    • @Sotiale and Minorax: Temporarily named Korean LTA, referring to 김괘걸/gimgwaegeol from hereon. ~riley (talk) 19:23, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
      • Oh, I understand. If so, could you please tell me why he is the target of global lock? It is true that he created multiple accounts in commons, but I wonder if he has used vandalism or any abuse action in addition to creating these accounts in commons. I remember he only has accounts in commons and no other wiki accounts in his SUL. If he is similar to the existing cross-wiki LTA, he is subject to global lock, but I have not yet found a pattern. Global locks generally require vandalism, abuse, or indefinite block on multiple wikis. Perhaps there is some information I missed, so please let me know the information that makes him the target of the global lock. Thanks! --Sotiale (talk) 00:37, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
        • I will not go into specifics of their MO to avoid copycats, however, I can confirm the disruption previously has been crosswiki, disruptive and those accounts were locked accordingly as they met the locking criteria. Looking forward, any accounts that match the MO/behavioural evidence are considered lock evasion and long-term abuse which are continued grounds for global lock. I am happy to answer your questions, but I am not understanding how this pertains to you (no offense intended). It just seems odd that you are educating an experienced SWMT member on what is required for a global lock. If stewards need more information because they do not know the history, it is available :) ~riley (talk) 01:06, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
          • I think you've jinxed it because they have now moved account creation to eswiki ;) ~riley (talk) 02:07, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
        • I have no intention of teaching anyone, and I have no capacity to do so. I'm sorry if you accepted that, but I only wanted to know where they were doing cross-wiki abuse. I was surprised that you accepted that way. Perhaps you were in a bad mood when I mentioned the criteria for global lock, which simply meant to let me know which criteria he met. I'm sorry if you felt that way. I do not intend to point out that there is a problem with your request or judgment. And I do not have focus on it. What I'm interested in is what you know about him.
          • It's a fact you know well that there was an attack on account creation recently on kowiki. I was watching to see if the commons account creator had anything to do with kowiki's account creator. But as I watched, they had different patterns. So I asked what you think of the LTA whom commons account creator is. If you have time, I hope you let me know the past case. If this talkpage is inappropriate, please let me know via email. I'm concerned that he's potentially attacking kowiki, and that's the concern of kowiki admin. --Sotiale (talk) 04:01, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
            • @Sotiale: Sorry Sotiale, lets rewind! While we both understand what each other are saying, I think tone is just being lost in translation (literal); this doesn't happen often for me when working with ESL users. Your approach to the conversation appeared as if you thought the locks weren't jusitified, I did not interpret it from a trying-to-protect-my-wiki perspective as the vandal, to my knowledge, has no connection to kowiki. While you think I know well about the kowiki account creation attack, I did not know about it until now. I am more familair with ja/zhwiki LTAs and trends. As you can see on SRG, I deal with a lot of cases so it is going to take me some time to dig into this one as a lot of my lock requests are made on IRC. I will try to send you what I know this weekend, offwiki. ~riley (talk) 04:38, 23 January 2020 (UTC)