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Hello, Styyx. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Also worthwhile acquainting yourself with the functions of global user pages. Happy editing!

‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:11, 25 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global rollbacker rights grantedEdit

Hello Styyx, this is to let you know that I've granted you global rollbacker rights. You should now be able to use rollback across all Wikimedia wikis. Congratulations to passing the SRGP discussion, and thank you for volunteering. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'll do my best to answer. Best regards, Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:05, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cheers, Martin Urbanec! ~StyyxTalk? ^-^ 13:06, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Observations on Turkmen WikipediaEdit

User:TrangaBellam/Sandbox. Regards, TrangaBellam (talk) 18:43, 3 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi TrangaBellam. I agree with your conclusions (partially because half of it quotes me :D). I actually became a local sysop on tkwiki exactly a week after the first creation of your sandbox (and I'm not a global sysop). The amount of spam articles we got has significantly decreased over the past few months, but I still delete a few every week, and on several occasions, I came across trash of over a few years old. The machine translating IP is a massive headache. It started in January with a few articles, which I turned into and kept as stubs that were at least somewhat understandable. They, however, decided to continue more to the point that it was too much for me alone (195 created, only 15 remain), so I was sort of forced into blocking the IP for an extended amount of time. The language similarity noted in your sandbox means that I can understand Turkmen without much difficulty, but tbh creating articles is another level, which is why I don't. I guess we also don't want a repeat of scowiki. ~StyyxTalk? ^-^ 18:57, 5 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello! Excuse me for bothering you, I recently put myself on the choice of an administrator on kaawiki, will the change be long? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by QRNKS (talk)

Hello QRNKS. Do you mean how long the discussion takes? You can find that here, which says it's a week. After a week you can follow the steps at Steward requests/Permissions#Administrator access. A steward will then assign you the rights. ~StyyxTalk? ^-^ 20:37, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! QRNKS (talk) 17:08, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, can I ask you for help to unblock me from tkwiki, as at the moment, there is a process of discussion going on for the administration of the kaawiki project. QRNKS (talk) 17:02, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global sysopsEdit

Can I be a Global Sysops too? Sir Manish Panwar (talk) |Contribs) 12:22, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi मनीष पँवार. Global sysops are expected to have a lot of cross-wiki activity before being appointed. Your CentralAuth shows that you have 1.500 edits globally spread across only 4 projects. If you compare that to the activity of global sysops, it's too low. If you wish to become one in the future, you can add a request here and the community will decide there. I'd suggest getting global rollback and having that right for quite some time before requesting to be a GS. ~StyyxTalk? 12:39, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
respected Sir I will definitely remember your words. Thank you. Manish Panwar (talk) |Contribs) 12:45, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocking a VPN on hiwikiEdit

Hi, myself Santosh Gore, admin on mrwiki. Recently you have blocked a VPN on hiwiki. As I am also using a wifi router and because of your action, I can't make edit on Hindi Wikipedia . Will you please exempt me from it..?-संतोष गोरे (talk) 05:17, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello संतोष गोरे, sorry for coming back to you a bit late. I unblocked the range a few hours after you messaged, so you should be able to edit again now. Global sysops are not able to give rights to users (in this case IP block exemption), so you would've had to go through the process of getting a local admin to do it, but at least you don't have to now. ~StyyxTalk? 12:29, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


My wireless mouse fell to the floor and clicked incorrectly :( Sorry for the inconvenience. --Sotiale (talk) 13:35, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hahaha :D, no problem Sotiale. ~StyyxTalk? 13:36, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Just a WMF fuck up where spam is in the project's scope"Edit

Regarding your comment on SR#Remove global rollback for User:Sakura emad – since when has spam been in the scope of Wikivoyage? Spammy edits are usually reverted per voy:WV:TOUT. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 21:59, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh come on, by its own nature Wikivoyage is a very spammy project. It's almost impossible to know what info is normal and what is a spam link. I witnessed several times where spammers who got their backlinks about some business removed on sister projects who then proceed to add it as a barely relevant vCard on different Wikivoyage projects (not en.wikivoyage per se). Kept by others as useful. ~StyyxTalk? 22:12, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not denying this doesn't happen (it does, especially on smaller-language projects including fr.voy, per se), but trying to differenciate what's spam and what's not really boils down to language used (per voy:WV:TOUT). But really, that discussion was about an IP removing listings that had closed. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 22:31, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn't really comment on that specific incident, just gave Sakura emad advice on Wikivoyage based on my own experience. ~StyyxTalk? 22:33, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough, I guess. SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 22:46, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]