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Hi! I noticed you did this rename on kowiki locally. Because of this, we are not able to do the global rename, so it would be best if the rename would be undone, and his account unified. This would permit us to usurp the remaining accounts and rename him globally. Is that possible? Savhñ 17:51, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I will ask him about it. Thank you for notifying! --Sotiale (talk) 06:45, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect statusEdit

Dear Sotiale, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:49, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Global renamerEdit

Hi Sotiale. You have been granted the global renamer right some time ago. Can you please email me so I can subscribe you to the global renamers mailing list? Thanks. :) Trijnsteltalk 23:54, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

No renaming between November 20 and November 27Edit


You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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LPP/ko needs updateEdit

As changes applied for 12 days. -- 02:49, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Happy to manage my own talk pageEdit

I have a preference that unless someone has admin rights, that they do not play with the trolls that wish to attempt to bother my talk page. I prefer that we don't feed these trolls, and get rid of them first prior to reverting their edits. They will just continue to try and play, and this one will just swap IP addresses, and they have a series ready to rock and roll. If they are attacking my page, they are leaving others alone.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:41, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I know what you mean. It would be better to do that. --Sotiale (talk) 12:51, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Global rollbackerEdit

Welcome! you are now a global rollbacker, please feel free to ask any question you have :). Matiia (talk) 04:10, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. :) --Sotiale (talk) 11:26, 17 December 2019 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale, do you know any LTA cases that is related to 김괘걸? Minorax (talk) 14:17, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

@Minorax: Can you tell me what he did? There are many LTA cases in Korean Wikipedia. --Sotiale (talk) 14:21, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Can't specifically say name it but if you take a look here, there are several accounts (26-ish) created with 김괘걸 in the username. Minorax (talk) 14:24, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Hmm... There are guys who keep creating accounts. Korean Wikipedia has a filter to block them. But.. that case(-- '김괘걸' pattern) is the first pattern I see. --Sotiale (talk) 14:33, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
First of all, I will inform Commons administrator(maybe -revi). --Sotiale (talk) 14:36, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
I'll let him know the list for easy access. Thank you. Minorax (talk) 14:41, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Minorax :) --Sotiale (talk) 14:43, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

About re-renamingEdit

Dear Sotiale, thank for your help with my last renaming (here), but if I would like to rename my account and my bot again, would it be possible? Would it be a big task to accomplish renaming work due to my huge bot editing numbers? Thanks.--Lamchuhan (talk) 14:10, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

If it's possible, I will think twice this time before I make the request.--Lamchuhan (talk) 14:12, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
@Lamchuhan: Hi, Lamchuhan. Username can be changed up to two times(That is, next change is final). So you can change it once more. However, there is a requirement that six months have passed since the last change. The same applies to bot account. As you know, your bot account has too many edits. Therefore, to avoid potential problems, we must inform the system administrator before making the change. In general, we recommend that do not change bot account with too many edits. --Sotiale (talk) 14:46, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

@Sotiale: Hi Sotiale, thanks for answering my question. I am recently working on creating more articles on nanwiki using my bot account, so it's obviously that the editing number of my bot will keep enlarging in the near future. Thus, could it be possible that the renaming team makes an exception for me, ignores the six-month rule, and change my account name soon? Sincerely.--Lamchuhan (talk) 15:29, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Because edit count is already high enough, it is the same to notify system admin after 6 months option and Immediate option. I personally think there is no difference between two options so I don't think we can ignore 6 months rule. But if you want, I will discuss it within renamer team. If you want, please tell me again. I will send an email to renamer team to start discussion. --Sotiale (talk) 14:02, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, I would like to change my name as soon as possible. Should I tell you the name I would like to change to?--Lamchuhan (talk) 00:47, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

First, discussion should end. When the discussion is over, I will inform you of the results. --Sotiale (talk) 04:38, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
@Lamchuhan: Hi, good Monday. Email me username you want. It has not been finalized yet, but there seems to be the possibility of accepting your request. There is plenty of time, so please consider carefully before deciding. --Sotiale (talk) 02:09, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi, good day for you too. I have three accounts, one manual and two bots; namely User:Lamchuhan, User:Lamchuhan-bot, and User:Lamchuhan-hcbot. I would like to change their names into Taigiholic,, and Taigiholic.adminbot respectively. Thanks for helping me, hope request being accepted. Best regards.--Lamchuhan (talk) 06:45, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

By the way, should I stop editing during renaming?--Lamchuhan (talk) 06:45, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
No, when rename is started, you are automatically logged out and you cannot log in until rename is complete. --Sotiale (talk) 14:44, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, and wish you have great days, and take care especially when Chinese Wuhan SARS spread all over the world!--Taigiholic (talk) 01:12, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you.Edit

Thank you for your help! And…Do you live in Korea? May you take care in the COVID-19. Love from China. 長安城根喚朱雀 (talk) 14:59, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

You're welcome :) Corona virus is severe in some areas, but not in others. Thank you for your concern! --Sotiale (talk) 15:05, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry on Marathi WikisourceEdit

Dear steward,

Thank you for your technical analysis of Socks on Marathi Wikisource. Since two users are found confirmed I thereby request you to immediately place a block on these accounts so they do not further vandalise that project. The project at current has no administrator and thereby I request you to take action. Thanks and Regards --Tiven2240 (talk) 05:26, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello. Could you please give me the details of abuse? And I wonder if mrwikisource has an editor community. Thank you. --Sotiale (talk) 05:59, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
As per normal Wikisource procedures an editor first does OCR than the OCR are proofread and then it's validated. In this process atleast 3 users needs to be involved. कल्याणी कोतकर (Kalyani Kotkar) with its sock accounts have done it all. Kalyani or the sock account (दिपक कोतकर) Deepak Kotkar makes the OCR and than with another account proofreads and validates its own edits. As an example रूप पालटू शिक्षणाचे is created solely by Kalyani Kotkar and its socks. On random page edits the same patterns can be seen (As an example). Also on both user pages there are declaration which translates to (I Deepak Kotkar work in the Social entrepreneurship department at Jnana Prabodhini Institute, Pune.) And on Kalyani Kotkar's userpage (I work in Jnana Prabodhini. I'm a computer expert.). The books that are OCR'd by these users are pertaining to the institution (Jnana Prabodhini) they work and are self uploaded on Wikimedia commons (For example this one). Also seems and smells like undisclosed paid editing/promotion. These accounts are also used to getting concensus as seen here and here . These accounts are also seen to increase participants counts for various Wikipedia projects organised for example this and this however no contribution to the project or event had been found. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions if needed. Regards. --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:30, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
@Tiven2240: Thank you for reply. I think this is a complicated problem. After reviewing it with other stews, they are likely to be relatives. Because their last name is the same, they can be relatives. If so, this is difficult to see as a simple sockpuppets case. If they use internet in the same space, they will have to come out technically the same. Would you like to discuss this in mrwikisource community? --Sotiale (talk) 11:22, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
There is no such active actual Marathi Wikisource community. As since Similar pattern is observed at Marathi Wikipedia the local 'crat has asked them for explaination of these edits there. They are asked to respond in 3 days. Let's wait until they respond. --Tiven2240 (talk) 16:23, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, let me know if they have any conclusions from mrwiki. --Sotiale (talk) 02:01, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@Sotiale: We are married to each other and share one machine to edit. Thank you!--कल्याणी कोतकर (talk) 08:52, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@कल्याणी कोतकर: Hello. Thanks for your response. If there is any misunderstanding about you, I believe that it will be resolved. I have already stated that technical confirmation does not prove that you are sockpuppets. I hope the problem on mrwiki will be solved well. --Sotiale (talk) 09:12, 16 March 2020 (UTC)


Congrats for your promotion. Glad to have you on the team, looking forward to working with you. :)--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:33, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

@Camouflaged Mirage: I just got home, so I'm late to answer. Thank you for your congratulations. I'm also happy to work with you :D --Sotiale (talk) 12:29, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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Congratulations, Sotiale! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-adminconnect. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta. Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators. You're also allowed to subscribe the metawiki admins private mailing list. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:40, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Congratulation dear janitor!--AldnonymousBicara? 20:19, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! :D --Sotiale (talk) 07:45, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hi Sotiale, I appreciate your effort of helping us checking sockpuppets last night. I wouldn't know how many puppets are still at large, still undiscovered and unblocked, but your hard work really helped us. Wish you well. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 00:12, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

@Super Wang: Hello. I was surprised by your warm encouragement. I'm glad I could be of help. I am keeping promise at my SE, and I want to keep it as long as possible. I don't know how long I'll be able to serve, but I'll be happy to continue to help your community. Thanks :) --Sotiale (talk) 07:44, 26 March 2020 (UTC)



I'm Sourav.My account Request for verification.Please check if there is any other account associated with my account---SouravH5 (talk) 05:59, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Could you elaborate a little bit more on what you mean? --Sotiale (talk) 06:03, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

@Sotiale: What My account is Sock puppetry.I want to know about this.SouravH5 (talk) 06:10, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

It is impossible because I am not a CheckUser on Meta. Also, the investigation cannot be carried out at your request for no reason. --Sotiale (talk) 06:19, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
Ok ---SouravH5 (talk) 06:21, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Unblock meEdit

Who are you? Who are you to block me?

@Nantucketnoon: Hi. It seems that you are stuck in blocking open proxy or spambot IP. Could you please send me an e-mail about this? I hope I can help you with your difficulties. --Sotiale (talk) 07:40, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

What is your email? Nantucketnoon (talk) 09:24, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

@Nantucketnoon: You can use Special:EmailUser/Sotiale. --Sotiale (talk) 12:41, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

It is working, now. Nantucketnoon (talk) 23:11, 5 April 2020 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale. Yeah! We did a good job today cleaning the queue! Virtual high-five! :D DutchTina (talk) 17:18, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

@DutchTina: High-five! :D You did a lot more than I did. Are you staying safe? --Sotiale (talk) 15:40, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Sure I am! You too? Keep up the good work! DutchTina (talk) 16:21, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Me too :) I am doing very safely. Thank you. --Sotiale (talk) 13:51, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

FYI - Flood flagEdit

Hey, you can use flood flag for this flooding with spambots ;).--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:20, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

I do not use flooder for manual work. But if you want ;) --Sotiale (talk) 10:26, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
It's standardly used by Stewards for this nuke (b)locking :). --MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:28, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
Well, it's likely they're working on automated bulk operations. There are some stews that don't use flooder, even when doing automated tasks. Anyway, I will try to stop RC flood in the future. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. --Sotiale (talk) 10:49, 8 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello Sotiale, thanks for the rename, but the reason why I wanted the rename was not served well. I though everything will be renamed, but talk pages comment and article page history signature remains with my old name. Can anything be done about it? Drat8sub (talk) 21:32, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

The rename function does not change the signature left in discussion pages. It just redirects from your old account to your current account, and clicking on the old signature will take someone to your new account. --Sotiale (talk) 00:22, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

zh wiki new user seeking adviseEdit

First of all, I am a new wiki user, and English is not my native language, please do accept my apologies in advance in case I have done anything inappropriate.

I was misidentified as a sockpuppet user, and is banned in zhwiki permenently. I swear to God or whoever you want that I am not any form of sockpuppet user. The problem is that I had filled in the unblock template and provided sufficient evidence and/or arguments proving I am not a sockpuppet user, but no one seems to believe so. I would like to have a 'Steward requests/Checkuser' performed but do not know how to start one. I would like to ask 1)can I start that 'Steward requests/Checkuser' on metawiki myself? 2)if no, could you help start it or does it have to be a zhwiki user? 3)more importantly, I personaly think that the zh admin who banned me had not been using his/her power and rights properly, as I notice that he had banned at least one other user for being sockpuppet but doesn't seem to have valid evidence or prove, what can I do about so?

Thank you in advance.--Stupidbuteasytoremember (talk) 13:42, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi. Because you have already been investigated on SRCU, making a new request does not help you. Based on the technical data, it has been shown that you have not used another account, but this technical investigation is very limited, so it is only a supplementary basis. Also, I think it's not an important factor in proving your innocence in zhwp. This is because zhwp blocked you based on your behavioral pattern or edit type. It appears that the unblock request you have made is already in progress. Unless you're actually an abuser, you can claim your innocence in unblock requests. Please explain enough about how you differ from the abuser. I can't intervene in zhwp without special circumstances. So the advice I can give you is to explain on enough of your innocence to admins and other users. --Sotiale (talk) 03:10, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, but things might be a bit more complicted than you think. I believe the SRCU you mentioned is about me(stupidbuteasytoremember) and 'Bowie Cheung'(he seemed to have changed his user name). I was suspected as the sockpeppet account of 'lovehksinger'(or "lhks", as they prefer this shortform). 'Bowie' was at first suspected to be my sockpuppet acount, so according to them, all these three accounts are under lhks(bowie(spp)->me(spp)->lhks(master)). The SRCU only proved that me and bowie were in fact technically non-related, but I am still considered as a sockpuppet of lhks. Therefor, I think that having one more SRCU on me, but with lhks, could solve all problems and minunderstandings completly.
Moreover, regarding 'explain enough about how you differ from the abuser', I have atually had 20 arguments to prove so, 6 of them were based on 'Triggers of a sock puppet investigation', 11 being 'habitual behavior' of lhks, and finaly 3 in responce to the questions/similarity other users suggested. But no one seem to belive that I am innocent, therefor I am seeking advice on what I can do other than explaining to some arguably irrational users.
Thank you once again.--Stupidbuteasytoremember (talk) 09:40, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Investigating someone's account does not mean a simple comparison with another user. Based on the data at the time, it doesn't make any sense to investigate you again. As already mentioned, I cannot intervene in the local process. Unfortunately, there is no way I can directly help you. If you think you are innocent even though your unblock request has been fully reviewed by other admins, and if you can't go through the block review process anymore(ex. talkpage revoked), open Global RFC as a last resort. --Sotiale (talk) 14:53, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Understood, thank you very much.--Stupidbuteasytoremember (talk) 09:47, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Hey, would you help me translate this page to Korean Language?Edit

Thanks! 22:41, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello. I think kowiki users already know the user well. I don't seem to need any special translation as the notification for that user has already been sent to kowiki community. --Sotiale (talk) 03:14, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

User:Vanished user 24kwjf10h32hEdit

Hello, Sotiale,

This is the second time this week I've seen an editor who was blocked, years ago, get a courtesy vanish. That seems strange to me. What is the thinking behind renaming an inactive editor who is blocked? Thanks for any information you can provide. Liz (talk) 22:42, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Good to see you, @Liz: May I ask what made you feel strange? I would like to know if you thought it was strange to accept a blocked user's request, or something else was strange. And sorry in advance. The answer may not be fast because I am a bit sick now.. --Sotiale (talk) 00:01, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
I'm sorry you are unwell. What seemed strange is this is the second name change I've seen this week for a editor who has been blocked for years and is inactive. It's not like the editor is going to be editing ever again. Why give an editor a courtesy vanishing when they have been guilty of sock puppetry in the past? It's like erasing their previous account names, leaving no record of their older user page or user talk pages.
Also, on a different note, this name change resulted in me deleting over 100 pages of redirects from their previous username pages since you didn't leave redirects from their old name to their new name so they were all broken redirects. So, that was time-consuming.
I hope you feel better soon. Liz (talk) 04:41, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
@Liz: I have a little fever but fortunately it doesn't seem to be corona. Thank you for your concern! and I'm sorry to hear that, Liz. I want to tell you that I'm sorry to bother you unintentionally. In the case of Vanished, this happens sometimes because it suppresses redirects, and I also have that experience on my local and I understand the discomfort you may have felt.
As you said, he is blocked on enwiki with sockpuppet. However, he had edits outside of enwiki and was sysop of some content wiki. I contacted him to get rid of his sysop flag and made it clear that he was thinking of leaving entirely. I have accepted the request for that reason. Before accepting this request, I checked the category to see if he recently suspected using another sockpuppet, but couldn't find any other logs except blocking 2 years ago. And since the template and category created by his old account name on his userpage already works, I thought there was no problem finding him for administration purpose.
I've generally rejected requests from users who were blocked on charges of sockpuppets. At this moment, I am also pinged that sockpuppets have been created that harass me and other users and now log-in wiki for checkuser. Nevertheless, I accepted his request because I thought he really wanted to leave. At least he was trusted as a sysop on some content wiki, so that's not completely impossible.
This is why I accepted the request, but I don't want to make the administration activity of enwiki difficult or confusing. Also, I don't want to go against the will of enwiki community. No one wants it. If you think his main account should still be in the old state for administrative purposes, I don't want to object to it. He has already told me that he has randomly generated the password and mail for the account, so if that is true, then the status of the account will be a matter for the remaining people to decide by comparing his interests with the interests of the community. --Sotiale (talk) 06:16, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Creating user right rollbacker at el.wiktEdit

Hello Sotiale. As you advised so kindly about creating a user right, a Vote took place in el.wiktionary, from 2020.06.04. to 2020.06.11. The right of rollbacker was endorsed unaninmously (6/6 votes), with the following five permissions:

  1. rollback
  2. Delete pages (delete)
  3. Undelete a page (undelete)
  4. Edit pages protected as "Allow only autoconfirmed users" (editsemiprotected)
  5. Edit pages protected as "Allow only administrators" (editprotected)

The text of the vote includes translated text in English.
Might be useful:

We all thank you very much. It would be very helpful for a small wiki to have editors who will be able to patrol easily. Thank you again, Sarri.greek (talk) 09:52, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, Sarri.greek. I'm glad your community has done well! However.. there seems to be an expected problem. Permissions are too strong for rollbackers. Perhaps it's closer to Eliminators (Q10862160) than rollbackers. For this level of permissions, the bureaucrats will grant this flag, and the admins will not be able to grant it. And it's difficult to predict whether Sysadmin will agree with this, because large communities generally make this when they want to separate delete/undelete permissions with less permissions than admin(Also, I'm not sure if undelete is possible if it doesn't have permission to view the deleted history and text[deletedhistory and deletedtext).
It is up to Sysadmin to create a new user group. I am only in the role of forwarding your request, so a definitive answer is impossible, but I am not sure that your request will pass. Please note that this is based on my experience, not what I think, but what I have seen in general. I know that the community has already decided, but I think the current request will be difficult. How about putting suppressredirect except delete and undelete? --Sotiale (talk) 10:56, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
Sotiale, thank you: too complicated. I have no knowledge of what 'eliminators' are (the title sounds a bit frightening). Our response would be:
«Whatever permissions are admissible, would be helpful and we are thankful.The directors of wikiprojects have the experience to grant whatever permissions of the above ad libitum. Our rationale (as for a small wiki) is: facilitate patrolling to the highest possible level»
Sotiale, we thank you in advance: please do not pursue the most complicated path for you. We will be happy with whatever permissions. After all, you volunteered to help us. Indebted, Sarri.greek (talk) 11:14, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
First of all, after I ask Sysadmin, I will tell you again :D --Sotiale (talk) 11:29, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

Sarri.greek, as I expected, it seems unlikely that your community's proposal will be accepted. If you want to deal with vandalism, I would like to suggest you a proposal.

  1. Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  2. Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)

It will be enough to do anti vandalism. In addition, it is possible for admin to grant and revoke. suppressredirect is something you can discuss. This is useful when dealing with vandalism with page move function, but it may not be necessary for your community. If I had provided you with basic information, you would never have discussed it again. Sorry to you in that regard. If the proposal changes, you will have to go through the process of getting consensus again. So if you have any questions and want information for decision, please ask me enough and ask for information. --Sotiale (talk) 13:42, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

ΟΚ! These are fine, they are already (the rollback) voted. I shall inform everyone. And add the change to the voting page. No problem: thank you very much for your effort. Sarri.greek (talk) 13:47, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your generous understanding :) If you need anything else, please tell me at any time. And let me know again after the discussion. --Sotiale (talk) 14:06, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
Sotiale, thank you, second vote is done, I hope that's ok, because nobody else is around. Thanks very much Sarri.greek (talk) 14:45, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Sarri.greek. Thank you for your effort. I applied for your request on behalf of your community. The request may take a month if it takes too long. I'll let you know as changes occur :) --Sotiale (talk) 15:12, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Sotiale, thank you, thank you for all your trouble to help el.wiktionary! we are all very grateful to you for all your effort which concluded so successfully! Sarri.greek (talk) 13:04, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Sarri.greek, it is my pleasure :) What I did was nothing special. It's all possible because your community has gathered opinions. I'm glad you seemed satisfied. I'm not sure if there is anything else I can help, but please feel free to contact me anytime. Have a good day! --Sotiale (talk) 14:23, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Please globally block these rangesEdit

Hi. Will you please block (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), and (talk · contribs) since IPs on those ranges have been persistently harassing and vandalizing pages I edited and my talk pages for days. Not only in enwiki but also across several wikis like idwiki and commonswiki. Thanks. Flix11 (talk) 12:59, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for reporting. Could you please let me know the relevant editing links or accounts you think are relevant? Doing global rangeblock requires a rationale, so I want to get some information. --Sotiale (talk) 13:06, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Flix11 (talk) 13:58, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. I'm a bit busy lately, so I'll review it as soon as it's time(I think it will be a weekend). If there is vandalism during the review, please let me know the link as well. --Sotiale (talk) 14:25, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
Hello. I reviewed these bands. These bands are the mobile bands in Indonesia and very crowded, hundreds of people use them. If these bands are blocked, nearly 1,000 users are affected, and the side effects are so big. For this reason, this global rangeblock is not allowed.. :( When he appears, I think we should respond by blocking each IP or the adjacent band briefly. --Sotiale (talk) 14:20, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Open ProxyEdit

I want to notify you that ip is an open proxy

Open ProxyEdit

I want to point out that ip is an open proxy and today has vandalized Italian Wikipedia,German Wikipedia,Portuguese Wikipedia and Spanish Wikipedia

The CUEdit

Thanks so much for your help. ΣανμοσαThe Trve Lawe of free Monarchies 08:28, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

You're welcome. Hope the problem goes well :) --Sotiale (talk) 13:24, 14 June 2020 (UTC)


Wonder if the check of Klonoa1997 could still be done?--淺藍雪 (talk) 12:10, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

I've been doing my job since then, and now I'm home. I will revisit the community discussion and leave a message on the request page. --Sotiale (talk) 12:43, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
How do I make the confirmation apart from asking for a bureaucrat? Just say "it is now confirmed"? --淺藍雪 (talk) 15:56, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes, it's like a normal process. Let me know if it ends after enough discussion on local. --Sotiale (talk) 01:53, 23 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale Can I get a chance to contribute to Wikipedia?

If you want to contribute, don't circumvent the lock for the time being(enough long time), and after you've fully reflected, write and send your comments in detail at to request unlock. --Sotiale (talk) 11:30, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

@Sotiale:Hi thank you and please unblock and seen my ticket #2020062510005168 @Sotiale: please check now stewards mail my ticket #2020062510005168.


I understand there is an account (skh Sourav halder) problem.and please my other Account Golbal unblock please acount name user:পরস

Please read my post carefully. After you stop evading locks for a long time, and reflect on your behaviors sufficiently, send a request email. --Sotiale (talk) 12:35, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

My usernameEdit

Please change my username to Eitanbb. - Eitan.bit (talk) 08:48, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

@Eitan.bit: Why do you want to go back? --Sotiale (talk) 09:11, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
It hung up on me and it would be difficult to communicate with me. can you speak hebrew? i need to use google translate sometimes. - Eitan.bit (talk) 09:16, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
I cannot communicate in Hebrew. If you speak Hebrew, I will have to use Google Translator. --Sotiale (talk) 09:23, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
OK. i speak bacic english. can you change my username to Eitanbb? - Eitan.bit (talk) 09:42, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes. But please tell me the reason why. --Sotiale (talk) 09:58, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
It hung up on me and it would be difficult to communicate with me-Eitan.bit (talk) 10:00, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Ah... OK. I know what you mean. I'll take care of it tonight. --Sotiale (talk) 10:26, 28 June 2020 (UTC)


Hello! I realized that you blocked the latest puppet from this account. This account never made a valid contribution to the Portuguese Wikipedia.

There was even a daily abuse of puppets and I had to take strict measures. Because of this, she began to abuse Spanish and English Wikipedia. All blocks by ranges and ips that I performed on are circumvented since it registers the new puppets in the other projects. Believe me, a user with global tools will need to globally block the tracks on this account, as it will not stop. I can pass the ranges by email, but all data is available for any checkuser. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 14:09, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: Hello. Thanks for the message. Can you tell me the account that I locked? I don't remember right away. Irisvalverde1 doesn't appear in CentralAuth, but there seems to be a typo. --Sotiale (talk) 14:34, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
User:Irisvalverde1! I'm sorry, this person created so many puppets with names of Brazilian actors and actresses that I often get confused with Ísis Valverde. I question if it is not valid to block globally the ranges and ips of the account. As I mentioned, she has been registering puppets on and to circumvent the blocks that I applied on Records are available at checkwiki, but I can send them by email. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 14:42, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
@Conde Edmond Dantès: Ah, you mean Manu.Gavassi15. But as you know, Irisvalverde1 is exploiting the mobile bands. Gblock is basically not a good solution for mobile bands. The IPv6 band blocked on ptwiki was last used by Manu.Gavassi15 on 9 May. If Irisvalverde1's exploits are heavy, we might want to consider band gblock, but I think it is difficult now. Are there any other accounts you know? --Sotiale (talk) 15:18, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I'll try to explain the case: the IPv6 bands that the account uses have no significant side effects on the PT-Wikipedia. In view of this and the daily abuse of puppets on the account, I applied sanctions on the bands used. After that, she started creating puppets on other projects to get around the sanctions on
So I would like a second opinion, I can strengthen the blocks in the bands already applied in and prevent accounts from editing the project through the ips allocated in the IPv6 bands. I believe this will discourage the person as their focus seems to be However, she has been abusing other projects as well. If you think this can be a solution, I will apply. Remember that the bands used by the account will not significantly affect if they are blocked.
Irisvalverde1 cannot edit projects, she can easily achieve 200 editions in two days, almost all of which are invalid, requiring editors to revert a high number of editions. The damage potential of the account is high. And she just isn't abusing daily because the sanctions I applied seem to have worked (I can't answer for the other projects, so I need other opinions). Edmond Dantès d'un message? 04:09, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation :) I understand that she creates and exploits accounts outside of ptwiki as you explained. What I am curious about is her recent activity. What type of activity has she been doing recently, and if she is using accounts, what is the most recent account? I reviewed the IPv6 band globally, but her last account was on 9 May. If so, it means she is hard-blocked on ptwiki in the IPv6 band and is no longer active. And if you know her activities in other bands, please let me know. If you are having trouble talking here, you can also use my talkpage on checkuserwiki :D Thanks. --Sotiale (talk) 10:31, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Please check the talk pageEdit

Please do check the talk page of Steward requests/Permissions. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:40, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

I left an answer. --Sotiale (talk) 14:50, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Ok. I have one more request. Please do rollback this page. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:56, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for letting me know :D --Sotiale (talk) 14:58, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism only accountEdit -- 07:29, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

A somewhat urgent requestEdit

Hi Sotiale, seeing you're active: could you please look into this request? Thanks in advance and regards, Wutsje (talk) 05:41, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, the mail arrived late.   Done. --Sotiale (talk) 06:12, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Creating user right rollbacker at el.wikiEdit

Hi Sotiale, this is FocalPoint from el-wiki and el-wikt. I saw that you assisted Sarri.greek on behalf of el-wikt for the rollbackers. I would appreciated if you could do the same for el-wiki. The discussion was done here from 4 to 12 July, were consensus has been reached to activate the user right. --FocalPoint (talk) 07:22, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@FocalPoint: Good to see you :D Thanks for the message to me. Because I don't know Greek, was there any oppose opinion? If so, I wonder if it has been discussed enough. If I submit a request and someone claims that there was no consensus in the middle, this puts me in a very difficult situation. So I would like to ask you again if consensus has formed. Thank you for answer :) --Sotiale (talk) 08:30, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Nice to be here Sotiale :) Consensus has been declared already since July 8 from another admin. We just waited for 8 days to go through on my suggestion. There was no oppose opinion. PS: You can see that the discussion continues as we have to settle on the proper translation in Greek (LOL) and practical issues as who will recommend / apply and at which page. --FocalPoint (talk) 09:08, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh, good. I'll submit this request today. The function of the translator is very poor(/uh), but I hope that the discussion on the name will resolve well. --Sotiale (talk) 09:45, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@FocalPoint: The request is at the code review stage now, and upon approval, it will be applied to elwiki site immediately. However, if it takes a long time, this approval will take a month. I will notify you immediately of any changes :D --Sotiale (talk) 09:44, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Site settings have been changed. From now on, your community can grant or revoke rollbackers. Congrats and have a good time :D --Sotiale (talk) 00:03, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Cross-wiki spamEdit

Hi there! I've recently added a SG request (it will open in the edit of that particular request, sorry not sure how else to differentiate my edit) The article has been re-created across many wiki projects, which have been deleted by their respective admins by now (except for KO). As I've noticed you speak Korean, I was wondering if you probably help look into the request when you get a chance? It was already flagged as spam. It's no rush at all, but hope you can help look into it when you have some time as I'm not sure whether they have any active admins there. Thanks a lot. — Infogapp1 (talk) 17:42, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

UPDATE: Looks like they already took care of it, so please don't worry about the KO article anymore :) — Infogapp1 (talk) 20:24, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh, thank you for letting me know :) --Sotiale (talk) 02:00, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
No problem. I recognise you and other admins/stewards got so much on your plates, I owe it to you guys to update when something's already done so you can tick it off your lists :) Quick question: if an item is already deleted (say Wikidata), is there any archive of the history of who edited it at all? I'm asking because I wanted to gather diff evidence about a COI case, but since the item was already deleted, the links I had saved during my info gathering now result to 404. — Infogapp1 (talk) 22:26, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Sadly, if you want to know the editor of the deleted item, it should be in the deletion log summary or you should ask admin. --Sotiale (talk) 22:45, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Please lock this LTAEdit

Please lock the list accounts all accounts from this LTA --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 08:01, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Ugh.. What's that.. OK, I will handle. Thank you for letting me know! --Sotiale (talk) 08:02, 26 July 2020 (UTC)


The link i mentioned belongs to Iran's ministry of culture. Therefore no thing is private! And in mentioned link they were introduced in a publicly meeting. where we can report?Comfortable233 (talk) 15:45, 25 July 2020 (UTC)


Sorry for troubling you, please respond when you find a minute. This request asks for not typical signs and letters. Would I be in the right if I refused this request? Thank you! Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 16:35, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry. I'm busy these days and only handled requests with IRC, but I'll check your question soon. --Sotiale (talk) 13:58, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Sometimes happens, I recommend you consider whether this is actually easy to type on keyboard. Because they will ask to change the account name again when it is difficult to hit the keyboard. Even the unallocated characters can be easily typed on the keyboard. For example, a dot in Japanese. After many thoughts, it is your discretion to choose. --Sotiale (talk) 13:16, 31 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale

Could you please block my IP, it's an open proxy.-- 06:27, 30 July 2020 (UTC)