IP blocked edit

Hi! You blocked the IP and mentioned an OTRS ticket as reason (which I can't read). Can you give me more details about this ban ? A user on fr.wp ask to create an account using this IP. Ping me please. Best wishes, --Arthur Crbz (talk) 07:43, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Arthur Crbz:, This IP range is blocked by Vituzzu because of spam, I had just modified to allow registered users to edit as there were reports of collateral damage.--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:25, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply
Can you allow account creation too ? The request was about it. --Arthur Crbz (talk) 13:44, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply
There is no option to unblock only account creation, but we can create an account for them if they can email their desired username and email address to stewards@wikimedia.org. @Vituzzu: I still dont see any block log after Billinghurst's block removal log, Can we remove this block again, as there are collatral damage? (i have seen couple of otrs tickets and Billinghurst also mentioned in the removal log)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 14:24, 7 June 2017 (UTC)Reply
I am affected by the same issue, because I am in the same ip range. I'm on a fixed IP. I think conditions have changes since 2015.-- 20:13, 23 February 2018 (UTC)Reply IP range was blocked by a collegue for spam, unforutnately we dont have an option to unblock a single IP from a range. I had modified the block to allow registered users. Please create an account on this wiki and continue editing. --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 03:06, 24 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
I have shortened the range block. now you should be able to edit without loggin in--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 03:26, 24 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Help design a new feature to stop harassing emails edit

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வணக்கம் சண்முகம் ஐயா ஒரு உதவி வேணும் edit

எனக்கு ஒரு உதவி வேணும் எனக்கு தெரிந்த என் நண்பர் பக்கத்தை இன்னொரு பக்கத்துடன்

merge இணைக்க பார்க்கிறார்கள்.

சொல்லப்போனால் merge பண்ணவேண்டிய பக்கத்தில் இன்னும் வரலாறு சீராக இல்லை. வேலை நடந்து கொண்டிருகிறதுக்கு அதற்க்குள் அதை protect செய்து விட்டார்கள். தாங்கள் தான் அதை மாற்றிய அமைத்து தரவேண்டும் சண்முகம் ஐயா. Mohammad Althaf (talk) 05:05, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

வணக்கம் @Mohammad Althaf:. உங்களுக்கு எந்த விக்கியில் எந்த பக்கத்தை குறித்த உதவி வேண்டும்? பொதுவாக ஒரு பக்கம் குறித்த உதவிக்கு அப்பக்கத்தில் பேச்சுப் பக்கத்தில் முறையிடலாம். என்னாலும் தனிப்பட்டு எதுவும் செய்ய இயலாது. விக்கி கொள்கைகளுக்கும் சமூக கருத்தொற்றுமைக்கும் உட்பட்டே செயல்பட இயலும். --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 14:11, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

தவறான ஒரு பதிப்பு செய்ய கூடாது அதற்கு உங்கள் உதவி தேவை மதிப்பிற்குரிய சண்முகம் அவர்களே edit

அது ஒரு ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட தமிழ் இன குழு ஆனால் அதை வடமாநிலத்தில் இருக்கும் ஒரு இனத்தோடு இணைக்க வேண்டும் என்று அதில் கூறப்படுகிறது. அதுவுமில்லாமல் அதை merge பண்ண நினைப்பவர் அதை பற்றி சீரான தகவலை அறியவில்லை என்பதே என்னுடைய கருத்து. நானும் ஒரு பொறியில் பட்டதாரி தான் உங்களை போல. எனக்கு தெரிந்தவரால் நான் விக்கிப்பீடியாவில் இணைந்தேன். அதுனால் எனக்கு தமிழ் விக்கிப்பீடியாவில் கொஞ்சம் தெரிகிறது. இங்கிலீஷில் தெரியவில்லை இல்லையேல் பங்களிப்பேன் https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vannar

Mohammad Althaf (talk) 14:32, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
மன்னிக்கவும். இது போன்ற கட்டுரைகளில் நான் பங்களிப்பதில்லை. உங்களுடைய கருத்தை இப்பக்கத்தில் {{edit semi-protected}} என்ற வார்ப்புருவுடன் இடவும்.--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 14:45, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

உங்களால் ஆனா உதவி செய்யுங்கள் edit

அப்பக்கத்தை merge பண்ணாமல் வைக்க தாங்கள் தான் உதவ வேண்டும். Mohammad Althaf (talk) 14:35, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

IP blocked - Ticket#2015080910000253 edit

The error message when editing is:

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Shanmugamp7 (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy: + spam from; soften Ticket#2015080910000253.

Start of block: 15:47, 24 December 2015 Expiration of block: 17:22, 27 March 2020 You can contact Shanmugamp7 to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Email this user" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is, and the blocked range is Please include all above details in any queries you make.

I'm not an IT expert, but I know our company just signed up for a new fiber optic line and this error popped up. Would you kindly review the block, to confirm that nothing has changed since 2015? I am concerned that this might be unnecessarily affecting the users of SilverIP Communications Inc. in a major city. That being said, I barely comprehend what an open proxy is, so it may jest be how our company's network is set up.-- 17:40, 21 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

I modified the block to allow SilverIP Communications range since there seems to be change of ip allocation, if we see any abuse again the block may be reinstated --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 03:24, 24 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Global preferences ready for testing edit


I am contacting you because of your support for Global settings in the 2016 Community Tech Wishlist. Global preferences are now available for beta testing, and need your help before being released to the wikis.

  1. Read over the help page, it is brief and has screenshots
  2. Login or register an account on Beta English Wikipedia
  3. Visit Global Preferences and try enabling and disabling some settings
  4. Visit some other language and project test wikis such as English Wikivoyage, German Wiktionary, the Hebrew Wikipedia and test the settings
  5. Report your findings, experience, bugs, and other observations

Once the team has feedback on design issues, bugs, and other things that might need worked out, the problems will be addressed and global preferences will be sent to the wikis.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:48, 26 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Blocked? edit

Hi, Wikipedia will not allow me to edit. It says you have blocked me. I have yet to edit Wikipedia, so I am confused as to why I am blocked. Thank you for your response. - Blocked newbie

Hi, The IP range was blocked by a colleague because of excessive spamming, I just modified it to allow registered users but now unblocked the range as there were too many collateral --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 18:16, 6 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Translation request edit

Hello, I see you speak Tamil.I was wondering if you can translate "Commune in Morocco" and "village in Indonesia". It is for updating Wikidata. Thanks in advance. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 20:27, 4 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Artix Kreiger:Commune in Morocco - மொராக்கோவிலுள்ள உள்ளூராட்சிப் பிரிவு , village in Indonesia - இந்தோனேசியாவிலுள்ள கிராமம்--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 18:12, 6 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Emergency in KaWiki edit

Dear steward,
Please read my explanation thoroughly. It is about an inexorable situation in the Georgian Wikipedia, the long-established. Every attempt to solve the problem locally fails again and again. So, please, do not be indifferent.
The requests are extraordinary, so I do not write on a general page, but personally.
Best regards, Deu. 18:07, 30 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Supporting Fake Business Advertisement edit

Really appreciate someone that helps Wikipedia. However, one of the pages you assisted is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers There is an excellent real news article about Charlie Fink, the real engineer of Virtual World Entertainment, INC created by Tim Disney. However, this site was hijacked by an advertiser at "www.mechjock.com" Around 2007, his friend at dropshipcommand posted a fake article describing some deal. DropshipCommand was removed by ICANN for this and other complaints. Wikipedia should not promote a self-promotion from "nick Smith" as the self-proclaimed owner. The article claims the headquarters was moved to Michigan. In the US, a Business in any state requires a license registration. These are generally free to the public on the State Corporation Commission web site. A State Registration License provides a legal name (like a copyright) for to use that name in the State of operation. It is also a legal registration revenue. The State presents a public status to protect consumers. MechJock LLC, and Virtual World Entertainment, LLC in Michigan status are "Not in Good Standing" since about 2009. This is public published information from the legal source. This article on Wikipedia BattleTech Centers is basically a self advertisement by a business that may not be what they say. Many of the claims made are not even cited. Just because anyone creates a webpage and makes claims, doesn't make the story true.

Perhaps you can spend a moment and delete any information that isn't properly cited? This is the kind of thing that could give Wikipedia a bad reputation.

Best of Regards — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Please add your comments in talk page of the article, not inside the article. Someone will assist you--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:32, 27 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

The Community Wishlist Survey edit


You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Central notice adminship edit

Hi! For security reasons, the Foundation decided to remove the rights related to Central Notice adminship from regular Meta admins, so that only the special group "central notice administrators" still has them. Since you made CN-related actions in the last 12 months, WMF requested us Meta bureaucrats to add you to do this group, in order not to disturb your workflow. The announcement can be found here. Best regards --MF-W 23:42, 18 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Request edit

Hello! I am Arepticous and i am here to ask for a favor... Can you please help me out with my project proposal Wikihistoric? I could really use some professional advice. Arep Ticous 16:29, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello Arepticous, Sorry, I don't have much experience in the project proposals. You could read New_project_process,New project process/Handbook for requesters or ask someone listed at Sister Projects Committee--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:37, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! Arep Ticous 16:49, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Thanks edit

Shanmugamp7, thank you for serving as a scrutineer for English Wikipedia's arbcom election. I know how hard you worked and appreciate how fast you did that work.As a candidate I can't tell you how much it meant to me that you were willing to take on this task. Thank you so very much for that and for all you do for the Wikimedia movement. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 02:16, 14 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

You are welcome--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:10, 14 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Your signature produces lint errors edit

Hello Shanmugamp7! I hope that you are well. I just noticed that your signature currently produces lint errors. I have converted your signature for you below. Could you please update your preferences to use this one?

'''[[User:shanmugamp7|<span style="font-family:Comic sans ms;"><span style="color:#193FE9">Shanmugam</span><span style="color:#D7111F;">p7</span></span>]]''' <sup>[[User talk:Shanmugamp7|<span style="color:#0A6F04">(talk)</span>]]</sup>

Thank you! If you have any questions, please let me know. Best, TheSandDoctor Talk 19:58, 28 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Done, thank you --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 15:45, 30 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

appoint admin edit

I request you to appoint an active administrator on piwiki-Pali wikipedia. vikrantaditya 04:15, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021 edit


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

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

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021 edit

Greetings SWMT member,

I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 10 July, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship edit

Hello. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of making less than 10 edits in the last 6 months, administrator rights have been removed from your account. The relevant part of the policy reads: "Users who have made fewer than ten edits in the six months immediately prior to the designated removal date (April 1 or October 1) are desysopped without notice." Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2021 for details. You are free to re-apply for adminship again by submitting a new request for adminship. Kind regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:52, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

No problem Marco. Thanks. I wasn't having enough time lately due to RL commitments. --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:27, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply