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Hi My FriendEdit

Help My! How Request Iam Want Sysop Requests In Wikipedia Egyptian And Thank You محمد9088 (talk) 12:31, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Start the request on the Egyptian Wikipedia. Stryn (talk) 15:15, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

  Done--محمد9088 (talk) 17:39, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi Stryn I want requests Adminstrator See This Page and Thank You --محمد9088 (talk) 18:02, 26 December 2017 (UTC) محمد9088 (talk) 18:02, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Global Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-12Edit

14:31, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Another SKS sockEdit

SXML (talk · contribs)... Thanks for dealing with the other. Best, GeneralizationsAreBad (talk) 16:22, 29 December 2017 (UTC)


User:月立龍头Help: I haven't wiki spam, please help check <>, thank you for your help! 陈少静 | 月立龍头 (talk) 15:08, 3 January 2018 (UTC)


"""""Ваш IP-адрес попадает в диапазон, заблокированный во всех вики. Блокировка была наложена участником Stryn ( Была указана следующая причина: Cross-wiki abuse. Начало блокировки: 14:43, 13 июля 2017 Окончание блокировки: 14:43, 13 января 2018 Вы можете связаться с Stryn для обсуждения этой блокировки. Вы не можете использовать функцию «Письмо участнику», пока не укажете в своих персональных настройках корректный адрес электронной почты, но в остальном эта возможность вам доступна. Ваш текущий IP-адрес —, заблокированный диапазон — Пожалуйста, включайте все вышеуказанные сведения в любой запрос, который будете делать по данному поводу."""""

???????????????? Dear Strin, did not understand what my personal fault was? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

It was not a personal block. Please log in and you can edit. If you don't have an account yet, please contact us and we can create an account for you. Stryn (talk) 10:32, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

When attempting to edit today, I received the following message:

You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia.
Editing from your IP address range ( has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 13:32, June 14, 2019 by Stryn ( for the following reason:
Open proxy
This block began on 13:32, June 14, 2018
You can contact Stryn to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global. Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any 
queries you make.

I am a long term editor on the English Wikipedia. I am requesting to be unblocked. Val42 (talk) 21:54, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

I removed the block now. Stryn (talk) 09:49, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Please blockEdit

Urossusa evasions. See this and and this. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:42, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Ok, done. Anyway, I'm following the SRG page, so no need to leave me a message on my talk page. Stryn (talk) 17:51, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you! Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:55, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Oh, I have too question. Does global IP block exempt right work and on phabricator? Zoranzoki21 (talk) 18:04, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Global blocks doesn't affect Phabricator. Stryn (talk) 18:05, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 18:07, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Request for help from Subbu (Parsing Team)Edit

Hi there, ambassador! Subbu and his team would like to encourage a few big wikis to make a planned technical change slightly ahead of time, like the German and the Italian Wikipedia plus 170 other wikis already did last month. He'd appreciate if his message could be translated, before he posts it on the local village pump. (Once he does so, it would of course also be nice if you could keep an eye on the thread, should a conversation happen locally that requires his intervention and/or make sure that the message reaches the right people, but it's not a big deal if you can't!) He'll likely post there on Monday 15, and he'll just use the English version if a translation isn't available. Thanks in advance for your attention and help, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:24, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 16:04, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

SE CandidatesEdit

Hi. I'm at Stewards/Elections 2018/Guidelines but I can't see the box to create the nomination and vote page, which is the page linked in the CN Banner. I wonder if it can be fixed? Also, Pathoschild will update the tool shortly so we'll have to update the links on the account elegibility thing. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 07:20, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the information, now everything should be fine. I'll make sure I add some documentation on our wiki what we need to remember to do. We have too many templates that need to be changed. Stryn (talk) 07:57, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

help sirEdit

hei sir I have created the first page by mistake could you delete that please:)) Bloch khan (talk) 12:42, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 12:44, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Help neededEdit

Hi Stryn, hope you recall our meeting in Esino in 2016.

This has a reference to the deletion of one of earliest post on Meta (link) The stuff was deleted because it was considered to be "Off-topic". I request you to please provide the text, either thru Wiki-mail or as section on my talk page just for my record. Best. --Muzammil (talk) 07:10, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Done, but please don't put it back on Meta-Wiki as it's clearly out of the scope. Stryn (talk) 07:57, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
 Thank you very much! as I mentioned above, I wanted the text "just for my record" and some other purposes, not to re-post on Meta. --Muzammil (talk) 13:30, 19 January 2018 (UTC)


Can you quote "personal attack" at my user page?

If we happen to discuss this matter in court in which jurisdiction we shall talk? D1gggg (talk) 09:23, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

"User page should be used to talk about yourself. It should never be used for personal attacks" as other user wrote in the deletion summary. But if you can't find it yourself, you don't say that some users you don't like should be globally blocked and " with ugly people and let others contribute as normal person..." Stryn (talk) 09:26, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Do you have citizenship of any country? Or everyone rejected you? :-(
Do you know how solve matters pre-court or that court will be absolutely neccery? D1gggg (talk) 09:33, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Article 19Edit

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Tout individu a droit à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, ce qui implique le droit de ne pas être inquiété pour ses opinions et celui de chercher, de recevoir et de répandre, sans considérations de frontières, les informations et les idées par quelque moyen d'expression que ce soit.

@Stryn: do you support article 19 or that arbitrary text? D1gggg (talk) 10:21, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Help me sirEdit

Please delete my request, I don't want to become an administrator, I working on Wikivoyage project. thank you very much:) Bloch khan (talk) 21:14, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Do you mean I should delete this? Stryn (talk) 21:15, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

yes sir, and very very sorry:) Bloch khan (talk) 21:16, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much sir:) Bloch khan (talk) 21:22, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

No problem. Stryn (talk) 21:22, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Global Collaboration products newsletter: 2018-01Edit

00:56, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Comment about stewardEdit

Hi Stryn, I wanted to comment about Masti's action here but you cancelled my comment. You wrote that the confirmation vote start on 8 February. Yet, with this comment I only wanted to get a comment from Masti. Depending on his comment, I will decide for my vote. When am I supposed to ask questions? Pamputt (talk) 09:46, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi, the "comments" section is to either give support for their stewarship or to oppose it. And that will start on 8 February. If you have questions for stewards you should better ask on their talk page. Stryn (talk) 09:50, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi, ok I understand. Too late for now but I think there should be a public discussion in order the other voters are aware about their vote. As I wrote, depending on the answer that is given, it could change my vote. So as far as I understand your reply, the talk page is place for that, right? Pamputt (talk) 17:24, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
I actually meant the user talk page where you can ask the question. But the other choice is to vote neutral in the confirmations and then raise your question and change your opinion from neutral after possible answer. Stryn (talk) 17:31, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Filter 155Edit

Is that to stop the super beep vandal? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 20:49, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Yes. Stryn (talk) 20:49, 28 January 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for catching that! (Would I edit conflict you adding the others?) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:05, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

They were not in the original version (see), but feel free to add them, I'm going out :) Stryn (talk) 18:11, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

You missed a sockEdit

Hi there. Thanks for the quick response to my request for Locking the latest ROXELANA22 socks. He's been at this Cross-wiki vandalism for over a decade now. You missed one account though, BaalRadar (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date (alt) • CA • ST • lwcheckuser). Can you please lock that account as well? The reason I'm asking is because ROXELANA22 is known for "resurrecting" his blocked accounts on other Wikipedia sites following an indef block on one project (usually the English Wikipedia); recently, he has used this loophole to attack my Commons talk page. Thank you. LightandDark2000 (talk) 07:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi, oh, I don't know how I missed that account, now done :) Stryn (talk) 10:21, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks!   LightandDark2000 (talk) 21:56, 13 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi, do you by chance do CentralNotice requests? Ukrainian community will have an article contest soon, if you could have a look at a banner, it would be awesome: CentralNotice/Request/Scandinavian spring in UKWP   --Ата (talk) 10:02, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ата, unfortunately my knowledge of CentralNotice stuff is bad, I asked on Meta:Requests_for_help_from_a_sysop_or_bureaucrat. Stryn (talk) 13:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --Ата (talk) 15:16, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Why did you revert this edit? The user checked the vote (eligible user) and Alch Bot automatically checks all of the votes. --Stïnger (会話) 20:49, 22 February 2018 (UTC).

Wow, it was an accident, probably I was on my phone and accidentally pressed the revert button. Sorry. Stryn (talk) 05:33, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
No worries, errors often happens :-) --Stïnger (会話) 12:20, 23 February 2018 (UTC).


You might consider a longer period of global ban for this IP (continued his 'work' on Simple). Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:37, 23 February 2018 (UTC) Oh, OK I see already done. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:39, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Temporary sysopEdit

Hi! How to become a temporary admin is totally inactive in the community, where there are no edits for a week? --OlegCinema (talk) 15:39, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Just start there a discussion about your adminship and wait for a week of possible comments. Stryn (talk) 16:08, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2018Edit

Hi! This is an invitation to join translators working on the upcoming issue of the multilingual newsletter for the visual editor, which will be widely delivered when it's end of Friday in Central Europe. Thanks in advance for your help with this: getting to interact with fellows so skilled like the translators are is among my favorite things about my job :) Best, Elitre (WMF) 10:29, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

PS: Here are some instructions. Please go to the translation page: your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've selected it, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or modify existing ones. Please let us know about difficulties you experience with the translation memory system.

Collaboration products newsletter: 2018-02Edit

11:29, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Collaboration products newsletter: 2018-03Edit

12:25, 26 March 2018 (UTC)


I saw your edit here and wanted to let you know they are one of several hundred of JaySmith2018's LTA accounts. See also 1, 2, 3 (and quite a few more that aren't glocked yet.) Here's some of the recently glocked accounts for comparison: 1, 2, 3. Chrissymad (talk) 19:02, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

And strangely this IP which is glocked but still editing? Chrissymad (talk) 19:04, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, all blocked/locked. I didn't know about this LTA before. Stryn (talk) 19:07, 26 March 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Stryn

Please can you act on my request here? It has been left unactioned for over a week. Thanks. –Ammarpad (talk) 04:09, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 18:36, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.Edit

Waking up to thousands of vandalized pages (so many of them directly relating to work that my team does or is connected to) wasn't fun. We are grateful for how people like you handle these situations, fast and efficiently, allowing everyone to move on with their work like nothing ever happened in the first place. :) Have a nice rest of your day. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 08:52, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi, my pleasure, honestly, I don't like anything more than fighting against vandals :D I was just too busy to go work so had no time to revert all of his edits, and even forgot to lock the account, so it then switched to ar.wikipedia where it did 16,175 edits in 30 minutes :O Stryn (talk) 08:56, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Is help being coordinated for them? I know there's a user script for such cases, but can't find a place where anything about what happened is being discussed. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:01, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Looks like it's all reverted there by few users. I don't know anything else than use the [rollback] button. Maybe there are scripts too, but I have not used them. علاء: did you use some script to revert the edits, or do you know who is that vandal? Stryn (talk) 09:10, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
You people don't share tools among you much? :) User:Hoo man/Scripts/Smart rollback. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:12, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Ah thanks! I've heard about that tool, but never used it, maybe I would need it too rarely and I always fear I revert good edits when I use the site on mobile :) Stryn (talk) 09:14, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Hello @Elitre (WMF) and Stryn: Yes, I'm using Smart rollback, today I revert around 6,000 vandal edits by this script, and before few days I revert also around 2,000 edits to the same vandal but by another account. The vandal appear under this accounts Jamesbebo (2,288 edits on arwiki, 682 in enwiki), Jamesbeboagain, Hero8000 and Hero9000 (16,175 edits on arwiki, 3,271 edits on metawiki)! --Alaa :)..! 13:39, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Stryn, Elitre (WMF), User:علاء, according to this, the vandal edited up to 537 edits in 1 minute for 30 minutes. Thats 9 a second. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 13:58, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 01:34, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 00:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Harder anti-vandalism action requiredEdit

Hi, I see you have protected the Wikipedia:Project Tiger Editathon 2018 . But it does not seems sufficient. Instead new accounts are being made just for vandalism. Therefore, I propose protecting the page harder and setting it to Administrator level protection after doing one final check on the page. I am not an admin, which means I can't protect it, nor I will be able to edit it after protecting. That is why I am asking you. Thank you (in advance and for your work).--Navinsingh133 (talk) 08:16, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

They vandalized because the protection was already expired. Now I protected it for 3 months. Thanks for reporting. Stryn (talk) 09:20, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves FoodEdit

Hello! After the successful pilot program by Wikimedia India in 2015, Wiki Loves Food (WLF) is happening again in 2018 and this year, we are going International. To make this event a grand success, your direction is key. Please sign up as a volunteer or sign up on behalf of your affiliate here.--Abhinav619 (talk) 06:07, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, c:Commons:Wiki Loves Food main page seems to be out-of-date. Somebody should update it. Only "Be a Part in 2018" is updated but it's not very informal page. No idea how I could help. Stryn (talk) 15:13, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Please reconsider…Edit

You gave no reason for reverting me except "hmm". I actually don't want to edit anywhere anymore, so please let's get this over with. --Prüm (talk) 21:14, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

I didn't understand your request. So I put it back and let other steward to action if they desire. Stryn (talk) 21:22, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your consideration, I appreciate it. --Prüm (talk) 07:52, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Hacker LTAEdit

Do you have any idea which IP(s) is responsible for the mass Account Hacking attempts within the last 2 days? Just wondering. LightandDark2000 (talk) 22:12, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

WMF is investigating and it's not public so I have no idea. Stryn (talk) 22:13, 4 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello. I am from Azerbijani Wikipedia. We've translated the words here for patrol system. What should be done after that?--►Neriman2003 talk 13:17, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

What do you want to happen? Stryn (talk) 13:18, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
I want to know what to do next.--►Neriman2003 talk 13:21, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
It depends what do you want to do. You can for example edit Wikipedia or translate other system messages. Stryn (talk) 13:22, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
We have translated system messages.--►Neriman2003 talk 13:23, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
So how can the patrol system be opened on Azerbijani Wikipedia?--►Neriman2003 talk 13:24, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Ok, so follow the instructios given at Requesting wiki configuration changes. Stryn (talk) 13:25, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks!--►Neriman2003 talk 13:26, 9 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello. First of all, sorry if the sentences written by me in English are not very coherent. It's because I'm using an automatic translator! I came across an improper use of that user's PU and tried to propose deletion, however I'm being blocked by an edit filter. As I am a more active editor of the Lusophone Wikipedia, I do not quite understand how things work here. On these days I will be monitoring the recent changes, which is the activity that I like to do most! How can I resolve this issue with filters? -Editor D.S (talk) 00:12, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

No idea. It's set that you can't edit user pages of other users. These guys here have set it and know how to modify it to allow setting "delete" template: Meta:Requests_for_help_from_a_sysop_or_bureaucrat#Notice_to_administrators_—_consideration_of_application_of_autopatrol_right. Stryn (talk) 00:19, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you., Stryn. --Editor D.S (talk) 00:24, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

User:Incorrigible TrollEdit

User:Sudowoodo is my special homie -- This one also his sock account as well. SA 13 Bro (talk) 22:38, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, locked. Stryn (talk) 22:39, 26 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi Stryn, thank for the temporary flag. I've just a couple of questions about your comments…

As I've already started translating and checking the interface at; in your comment do you meant some specific translation? Which images do you want me upload on Commons? Images of the Neapolitan interface? Cheers --Ruthven (msg) 16:45, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi, well, it's just a general message that comes with the template that I added. It just means that interface messages should always be translated on, not locally on Wikipedia. And that free files should be uploaded on Commons, not on local Wikipedia. Stryn (talk) 16:47, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Ahhh, I see. Thanks --Ruthven (msg) 18:29, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

You missed someEdit

You missed some socks created by User: ‎Another Sockpuppet of Blu Aardvark's Incorrigible Troll Fursona. Check the user creation log. Thanks, RufusTalk to me 04:54, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

a bit difficult and slow on phone, but now done. Stryn (talk) 04:59, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! RufusTalk to me 05:00, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
This LTA vandal also attempted to attack your talk page, see the abuse filter log. SA 13 Bro (talk) 05:05, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

A distributed troll housingEdit

Liza_Veniza’s exit points (such as (talk contribs WHOIS block user block log guc checkip)) should be blocked long-term, not for one month or similar. These are proxy hosts which provide some (yet unidentified) distributed anonymizer service. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:09, 28 May 2018 (UTC) is already globally blocked for 5 years. Now blocked on Meta for 1 year. Stryn (talk) 17:14, 28 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello Stryn, I see you are active on the wiki. Aaron Green may be sleeping now in their home country, and I do not know if a steward or administrator can best help me in my regard. Aaron gave me an IP excuse in a global manner, but I am system blocked on Wikipedia. There is an administrator on Wikipedia who declined the unblock ticket so I am not sure how to get in touch with somebody similar to Aaron. Maybe you can help me in this regard.

Jim Doen — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jim Doen (talk)

You edited the English Wikipedia just some minutes ago, so it seems your IP is not blocked there, or am I missing something? Stryn (talk) 19:10, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

I also just had send an email to your account because the system was locking me from editing the page. Somehow the system now permitted me to put this message to your talk page.

I am getting this kind of error when editing to a Wikipedia page:

View source for Robert Holmes Bell ← Robert Holmes Bell

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia.

You are still able to view pages, but you are not currently able to edit, move, or create them. Editing from has been blocked (disabled) by Mike V for the following reason(s):

This block has been set to expire: 22:50, 17 February 2019.

Even if blocked, you will usually still be able to edit your user talk page and email other editors and administrators.

Other useful links: Blocking policy · Username policy · Appealing blocks: policy and guide If the block notice is unclear, or it does not appear to relate to your actions, please ask for assistance as described at Help:I have been blocked. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jim Doen (talk)

Ah, so you are using a VPN that is blocked on English Wikipedia. Then I can't help you. You should contact the local administrators on English Wikipedia. Only they can give you a local IP block exempt. Global exempt won't work if there's a local block. Stryn (talk) 19:20, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about the signature situation. I hope I will perform the signature correctly. How can I make a contact to a local administrator because I am not able to edit on the Wikipedia? --Jim Doen (talk) 19:36, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

You should wait that some admin replies on your UTRS message. Stryn (talk) 19:40, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

UTRS is form for talking to local administrators? --Jim Doen (talk) 19:42, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes it is. I have an access to UTRS as a steward and I can see your appeal is waiting for response there. Just wait that they answer to you. Stryn (talk) 19:44, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Okay thank you. The matter of problem is not waiting but I am not confident in that I have made a ticket filing the correct way many of the time. Like before I made a ticket on my user page but an administrator said that it is better on UTRS. And, I have read on steward and administrator, but I do not know which type of Wikimedia representative to ask for help in certain situations that arise. I hope you can understand this confusion in this matter. --Jim Doen (talk) 19:47, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Welcome. And I understand that it's not clear for new users who to contact. Usually stewards can help on small wikis with no active administrators and cross-wiki issues, like locking vandals that are active on many wikis. Stryn (talk) 19:49, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Okay who can I come to ask if I am not sure? Maybe I can come to seek your direction in these matters? Also, I am not clear what is unblock or unlock because system told me make an unblock request but on my talk page one user told me to ask for help with unlock not unblock. --Jim Doen (talk) 19:51, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Locks are global blocks performed by stewards. Admins can only set local blocks. User on your talk page for some reason said "unlock" when he/she probably meant "unblock". Stryn (talk) 19:55, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Okay now the confusion is more clear. I will now leave you to your other duties, and I am really thankful to you again for your active guidance in these matters. --Jim Doen (talk) 19:59, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Stryn also how do other people know when I give a message to their message on my talk page? --Jim Doen (talk) 20:16, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@Jim Doen: You can use {{Ping|username here}} so they will get a notification. Stryn (talk) 20:17, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@Stryn: Your page has such beautiful photos. How did you capture them? --Jim Doen (talk) 20:37, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Unlock the nameEdit

Hello. I ask you as an administrator to help unlock the name of the artist and a pseudonym for writing an article. Please help, be so kind. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dmitrii JM (talk)

I don't understand anything about your message, please rephrase. Stryn (talk) 17:45, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

I ask you to help remove the name and pseudonym of the artist from the blacklist, please help.Dmitrii JM (talk)

What artist and why should I do it? There's usually a good reason for blaclisted words. Stryn (talk) 17:51, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

But this artist is not a terrorist to bring him there, his works are known on the Internet, he portrays saints and not only, he has cosmic themes, he does not create anything forbidden. Article for example about him has the right to exist, at least for a while, as well as articles about other people. If it's not hard for you, then help get him out of there. His name is Alexander. Dmitrii JM (talk)

Aha, very helpful. Add your message to WM:RFH if you need help. Stryn (talk) 18:00, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

And what is the difference between this request to you from that? Dmitrii JM (talk)

I'm not the only admin on this wiki. And if you want something to happen write there. I won't do anything. Stryn (talk) 18:12, 29 May 2018 (UTC)


BuzzFeediccant (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date (alt) • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)

Another "Fuerdai on wheels" sock. Thanks. 18:22, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

User talk:TegelEdit

Hello Stryn! Would you like to unprotect this page? I need to post a question about computers. 23:51, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

No. Stryn (talk) 08:17, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Never mind, I figured it out 02:24, 10 June 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I'm Sakiv what's the problem, Why can't I log into my account?-- 20:00, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi, unfortunately I had to lock your account as a security measure. Please follow the instructions given at Global_locks#Compromised_account to get your account unlocked. Stryn (talk) 20:02, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm the real owner of the account and want to get logged in. Please unlock the account. No one have tried to use my account since over a month.-- 20:06, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
There was some suspicious activity, so it had to be locked. I know you didn't get any notification of it, but we know what's going on. Please contact Wikimedia Foundation Trust & Safety by emailing ca to get your account back. Regards, Stryn (talk) 20:10, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

(re. recent global locks)

Don't let these people keep you too busy.  

~ ToBeFree (talk) 16:50, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm just following reports at Steward_requests/Global :) Stryn (talk) 16:52, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Remove blockEdit

Please remove the sir from Turkish Vikip. IP of -- 05:58, 20 June 2018 (UTC) Please remove the sir from Turkish Vikip. IP of 06:46, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Don't use open proxy. Stryn (talk) 07:24, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Sir disabled Wikipedia Turkey...-- 07:43, 20 June 2018 (UTC) Please do not obstruct me only I am adding items from here -- 07:44, 20 June 2018 (UTC) Please help, please do not block stuff-- 07:45, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Don't use open proxy and log in if you have an account. Stryn (talk) 07:47, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

I can not open an account, but I can access via IP sir please remove disabled-- 07:50, 20 June 2018 (UTC) Stop blocked sir... türkish wikipedia warriors what are you ??

User Мерлисс Пенисс re-registeringEdit

Hello! Just a heads up – I noticed you globally locked Мерлисс Пенисс due to long-term abuse. It appears this user has returned as Ханка Манка; has been editing the same pages, and has already been blocked in en-wiki for vandalism. I was not sure where to report cross-wiki socking. :) FlyingAce (talk) 17:08, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I already locked Ханка Манка :) You can typically report those on Steward_requests/Global. Stryn (talk) 17:09, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Administrators requestEdit

Hi, e.g. we just have someone from other sites just copy and paste the articles. I've told him it's not working, but he just keeps going. please refer:

Please help me Munkhzaya.E (talk) 14:15, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the heads up. I also wrote in English on their user talk page. When you get ~the admin rights you can remove all those pages that violates copyrights. I would advice not to mark them for deletion, just wait until you have rights and remove them by yourself. If he/she continue after my warning I will block the user. Stryn (talk) 14:22, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much. This is the article he has just created: Шиваа ширээт хутагтын шавь and here is the original Munkhzaya.E (talk) 14:29, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


Hello. Could you explain why my reversals are not being automatically flagged as patrolled if I am in the autopatrol group? --Editor D.S (talk)  22:13, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I don't know. Same here for admin. Stryn (talk) 13:29, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Seems there's some sort of change/update on the MediaWiki software recently. Reverts don't mark as patrolled here either, also contrary to the "Rollback" tag applied before, now it applies "Rollback" and "Undo" tags at the same time. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 13:32, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
I found phab:T198476. Stryn (talk) 13:32, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

user: is vandalizing. 2602:306:3357:BA0:4565:9C54:AC23:C78A 19:41, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Where? Stryn (talk) 19:43, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Check 20:04, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
No. Stryn (talk) 20:08, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Next steps for the wish “confirmation prompt for the rollback link”Edit

Hello, a while ago you participated in a feedback round about a proposal how accidental clicks on the rollback link could be avoided. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and ideas!
Looking at the feedback and the rollback situation in different wikis, the development team decided how to approach this wish: As a default, most wikis won’t have a confirmation. But users who wish to have one, can enable it in their preferences, which will add a confirmation prompt to the rollback link on the diff page and on the list pages. The prompt won’t be a pop-up, but an inline prompt like for the thanks confirmation. You can read more about the planned solution and what influenced this decision on the project page. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:41, 16 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi, could you also delate this and this page? Cassjus (talk) 20:02, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

I can't, I'm not an administrator on the Polish Wikipedia. Stryn (talk) 06:21, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

SVG Translate Community wishlist survey projectEdit

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I wonder do you happen to be User:Kbstudio0121? Stryn (talk) 12:21, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

As you required, I've come back on meta to communicate with you; as I told you, there's a high risk that I'll be blocked again. If you can't help me with my block, at least tell me this, please: whatever the reason I was blocked, why such a great urgency to block me, the one just reporting a "Long-term abuse" case, while after over a month nobody has even checked the already blocked proxies to verify possible socks (not "block" them, just "check" if any) related to a proven "Long-term abuse" case? I'm not really worried about my blocked account, I'd just like a steward to check my information about that case, that is to verify whether or not "Fulgencio Kokomeci" and "MbretiBasha" are socks of the long-term abuser who created also the globally blocked socks "Myeuurn" and "Baka Líte" using a globally blocked proxy. Please, at least help me with this. Gheorghiossan (talk) 21:22, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki talk:WikimediaResourceCenter-text/plEdit

Hi! Please move this page to MW namespace. Tkanks, Rzuwig 19:18, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 09:23, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Help Request regarding collateral damage.Edit

It appears that I am now unable to edit Wikipedia due to being caught in a Rangeblock targeting someone else. I have been editing Wikipedia for years, long enough to know that there is little chance that the block will be lifted before its full duration has passed. However, I am also blocked from account creation. I've never previously felt the need to create an account, but presently even that approach is unavailable to me. I feel I have something to offer the community, and can provide a history of successful edits (by IP address) if requested.

I included the following because I was requested to.

2607:FB90:B62A:C28B:0:13:1692:8E01 02:06, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Account creation error You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia. Editing from your IP address range (2607:FB90:0:0:0:0:0:0/32) has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 12:51, 28 September 2018 by Stryn ( for the following reason:

Cross-wiki vandalism: This IP range has been abused for vandalism. If you are affected by this block, please contact us. This block began on 20:46, 28 August 2018

You can contact Stryn to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global. Your current IP address is 2607:fb90:b62a:c28b:0:13:1692:8e01. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

If you don't have an account, but wish to create an account, we can assist. We will need a desired username and an email address to which a temporary password can be sent. Usernames can be changed afterwards, but please do not abuse that privilege. Please do not send us any password, a random one will be generated and sent to you by the system. Before creating an account we'd like to inform you that once created accounts cannot be deleted. We'd appreciate if you could check our privacy policy <> for that. Please don't answer here, but send required information through this form. Thank you!
Stryn (talk) 14:18, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Re: On the state of Croatian WikipediaEdit

Hello Stryn,

If I remember correctly, we never communicated before, so my apologies if that ping was in any way jarring. When I discussed the issue with a fellow editor some time ago, he mentioned your name in this context, which made me believe you either have or might have an opinion about Croatian Wikipedia. At any rate, this is all just FYI. GregorB (talk) 16:12, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

I don't remember that I ever commented anything related to Croatian Wikipedia situation. Stryn (talk) 08:14, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Request autopatrollers rightEdit

Hi Stryn, I would like be a autopatroller on Meta, as I understand Meta policies and guidelines also I'm a regular global contributor. Kindly grant me autopatrollers user right so that my own edits will be automatically marked as patrolled. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 18:56, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Hello Stryn, if possible please assign autopatroller right. Kindly arrange to mark Meta:Patrollers and Help:Patrolled edit for translation. Thanks and Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 15:24, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
Sorry I'm too busy in real life, you can ask someone else. Stryn (talk) 15:37, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Emergency in KaWikiEdit

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. 18:08, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for adminEdit

Hello, I have submitted my request for admin extension in time. Nevertheless, it was not extended. Since no discussion for the extension took place with us. You know that we have very few active users. What do I have to do now. Best regards, Munkhzaya.E (talk) 08:12, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Please start a new request for adminship in your wiki. Even if there are nobody commenting you will get the rights after 7 days of request. Stryn (talk) 09:37, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Translation: VisualEditor newsletter October 2018Edit

18:20, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


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)

"Counties where I have visited" -- Counties -> CountriesEdit

Finland, where you live is a country. Sweden is also a country. I'm not giving a lecture, I'm just explaining why I tried to edit your main user page by doing a trivial spelling fix(cause I got an error, and in case my edit attempt shows up in some log I'd like to justify my edit). Thanks for your time. Dbfyinginfo (talk) 11:33, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

I know, it was just a typo. Stryn (talk) 11:52, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

AdvancedSearch -ilmoituksen suomennoksen katsauspyyntöEdit

WMDE-kollegani ovat pyytäneet minua auttamaan kääntää tulevaa ilmoitusta Advanced Search -laajennuksesta. Yritykseni tulos on User:Johanna_Strodt_(WMDE)/Advanced_Search_Deployment_everywhere/fi. Jaksaisitko katsoa onko siinä mitään järkeä ja mahdollisesti korjata tai parentaa tuota suomennosta? Myönnän etten tunne wiki-suomea hyvin, ja että suomen kieleni on yleensä ruosteessa. En kuitenkaan haluaisi, että suomenkieliseen Wikipediaan ja muihin suomenkielisiin wikeihin lähettäisiin jotain täysin tyhmää tai epäselvää ilmoitusta. Sen takia uskallan pyytää apua sinulta.

Kiitos! Leszek Manicki (WMDE) (talk) 14:46, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Teksti oli jo täysin ymmärrettävää käännöstyösi jälkeen (kiitokset siitä), mutta kohensin ilmoituksen kieliasua hieman. –Ejs-80 15:47, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Kiitoksia! Leszek Manicki (WMDE) (talk) 17:06, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Extended to Dec: Wikipedia Asian Art Month with Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

Suzuri-bako, now in 11 languages!

I'd like to invite you to join Wikipedia Asian Art Month in the December extension of the sub-contest; if you write or translate just one article and include one of our images, you'll get a special Metropolitan Museum of Art postcard. And if you're one of the grand prize winners, you'll get a Met guidebook or Asian art publication.--Pharos (talk) 21:32, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia kyEdit

Hi Stryn, I believe I did something wrong on Wikipedia (ky) after one of the editors complained about vandalism, the vandal confessed that all he did was vandalism (Please see [58] and [59]), so I deleted 500 editions [60] but I should have just reversed the edits and not deleted the pages, please can you re-create them? I'm afraid to do something wrong. Thank you. Regard. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 19:52, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Stryn, the problem was solved, the editor who did the wrong edits was acting in good faith, he used "only" the wrong language, but after being warned he was willing to cooperate to eliminate the wrong text/pages he made. He is helping me to correct his mistakes. Regards. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 13:11, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

"Who Wrote That" project updateEdit

Hello. I'm reaching out to you as you participated in the 2017 Community Wishlist proposal for "Who Wrote That" project (previously known as "Blame Tool"). The Community Tech team is kicking things off on the project and we have an early-stage mockup available for you to look at. I invite you to follow that project page, where I will be posting periodic status updates for the project. You are also welcome to provide your thoughts on the talk page. Thank you. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 22:57, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

is My Royal Young, Blocking MRY locally will make him move to other wikis to do the same thing.--AldNonymousBicara? 07:57, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the information, I will globally block it then. I'm working same time, so I'm a bit slow now in actions. Stryn (talk) 07:59, 29 March 2019 (UTC)


Please, I want to understand this edition that happened one minute ago. Thanks. --Jalu (talk) 13:29, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Don't worry, some user was just vandalising there. Stryn (talk) 13:33, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

I worry because I am being harassed in many projects. Thank you so much.--Jalu (talk) 16:45, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

The Affiliate-selected Board seats process welcomes your supportEdit

Hello. You are receiving this message because you are active in the field of translations <3 The movement needs you! The Nominations phase has started for the ongoing selection process of two Board members, and the timeline is quite tight.

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You've got a mail!Edit

--AVasanth (WMF) (talk) 16:02, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Answered. Stryn (talk) 16:52, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikimania 2020Edit

Hi Stryn. thanks for your edit on the Wikimania 2020 page. I am not sure if it is a good idea to have the selection process before the expressions of interest, because it actually comes afterwards. what do you think? can i maybe revert it? thanks, iopensa (talk) 11:50, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@Iopensa: hi, I wanted to move the expression of interest part to the bottom because someone can think that it's still possible to apply for host city. But sure, if you feel the old parts are useful to show up on the page before your latest update, you can undo my edit. Stryn (talk) 12:59, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

I laughedEdit

Boom. You were told! A very naughty person o.O  :-)))  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:17, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't know what you are talking about. Stryn (talk) 07:01, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

User script to access other watchlistsEdit

Hi Stryn,

If you remember, you participated in the 2019 Community Wishlist Survey, including the discussion for reviving "Crosswatch" to allow for cross-wiki watchlists (Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Watchlists/Revive Crosswatch tool).

I sent you this MassMessage because I wanted to let you know that I have made a user script to make accessing your watchlists on different wikis easier, since for now that wishlist item has not been actioned.

The way it works is that, on any wiki, when you look at your watchlist, there is a button labeled "CA" that takes you to the CentralAuth page for you. There, when looking at your own information, each link to a wiki ("", "", "", etc.) is changed so that it links to your watchlist on that wiki.

If you are interested in using it, just add mw.loader.load('//'); to your global javascript page. This imports the code at m:User:DannyS712/Watchlist.js.

If you want to learn more, there is documentation for the script available at w:en:User:DannyS712/Watchlist. If you would like to discuss the script, talk to me at m:User talk:DannyS712.

Thanks, --05:50, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, but I can also include links to watchlists on my user page and open them from there :) Hopefully some day there will be functional global watchlist. Stryn (talk) 17:01, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

LPP/fr needs updateEdit

As changes applied for 12 days. -- 03:07, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

I don't know French. Stryn (talk) 06:56, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Hello, I suppose that user wrote you because of your revert in that page history and that they didn't notice at all what the users changed on the pages they edited once or if they possibly have been inactive since many years. That's not a very effective way of writing to people. Greetings --2A02:908:D83:E460:216:CBFF:FEAD:FF9 09:09, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Please translate the Editing newsletterEdit

Would you please translate VisualEditor/Newsletter/2019/July into your favorite language for me? I'd really appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

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