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Thanks for the translation, Wutsje. However, we're missing just one string (it was already translated for the other languages). Would you be able to help? It's "Help us with translations" as you can see from my edit. Thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 23:50, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Done. I didn't notice a translation of that string was needed, as it was not mentioned in the example on that page. Regards, Wutsje 00:11, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
It wasn't. You did everything right. :D The only problem is that the Frysk was missing the string from other translation requests. Thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 01:30, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Hoi wutsje,

Ik zit met een vraagke. Ik tag zojuist een artikel voor snelle verwijdering en geef de schrijven een test template, vervolgens kom jij en nomineerd de overlegpagina met het test sjabloon voor snelle verwijdering, en de overlegpagina word verwijderd. Kan jij mischien vertellen waarom jij dat deed? Ik probeerde namelijk en dossier aan te leggen. Groetjes, Abigor talk 19:34, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Geen idee waarover je het hebt, want ik kan mijn bewerkingen op later verwijderde pagina's hier niet meer nagaan. Maar in het algemeen zal het iets onzinnigs geweest zijn, dat ik in #cwn-sw langs zag komen en vervolgens ter verwijdering heb genomineerd. Uit het feit dat het daarna weggehaald is, maak ik op dat de mod van dienst ook vond dat het weg kon. Hoe dan ook heb ik je niet bewust in de wielen willen rijden - sorrie als dat wel is gebeurd. Groet, Wutsje 01:47, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Central notice

I changed this one to ready. "Needs updating is used when input from translators is needed, while ready (or done) means that the text has been changed and should be adjusted. Regards, Finn Rindahl 17:18, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Right, I will keep that in mind. Thank you. Wutsje 17:46, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Good post admin, Good site admin

Hi there. If you undo an edit by any IPs that make edits that replace key sections of articles on the Simple English Wiktionary with Good post, Good post, admin, or Good site, admin, could you please leave me a message on my talk page on the Simple English Wiktionary please, as well as on User talk:Mike.lifeguard/malbots? Thanks, Razorflame 17:19, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

For every one of them? :-)   Wutsje 17:28, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Just the ones that you catch on Simple Wiktionary for my talk page, but every one of them for Mike.lifeguard's malbot talk page. Cheers, Razorflame 17:54, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Deo Volente

Thanks for your help in map-bms. Deo Volente, Wutsje. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 01:38, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your help at tr.wiktionary, regards. --Metal Militia 12:47, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. :-)   Wutsje 13:22, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


Hello Wutsje, you are now an admin. Best of luck in your new position. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 21:51, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. I will do my best. Wutsje 22:01, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations :-) J.delanoygabsadds 23:01, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | русский | العربية | edit

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Wutsje, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. 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.

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I wanted to use the template (and the croissant) :P. Congratulations!Dferg (talk) 14:35, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you! Wutsje 14:38, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Gefeliciteerd en succes gewenst! Mocht je je met de Spam blacklist gaan bezig houden, raad ik je aan om SBHandler in je voorkeuren in te schakelen. Scheelt werk bij het bewerken van de blacklist. Groet, Erwin 16:07, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Congrats Wutsje! –Juliancolton | Talk 16:16, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Grats Wutsje! Haven't really worked with you yet but looks like you are a good choice. :) -Djsasso 05:13, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Again: thank you all. :-)   Wutsje 07:51, 8 June 2009 (UTC)


Hello again. After our discussion in wikipedia :es, I have been suggested to substitute this map with another version. Please let me know if that image exist and I'll propose its substitution. --Oszalał 19:01, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi. I have suggested a replacement here. By the way, many thanks for your co-operation and translation work. I really appreciate that - and it's good to see that language barriers can be overcome. Regards, Wutsje 03:57, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the notices in the ta wiki

Thank you for the notices in the ta wiki. Are you running a bot. It is helpful to delete uneeded files. --Natkeeran 02:53, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. See your talk page on ta:wiki. Regards, Wutsje 03:06, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

deleting redirects on lmo:wiki

Hi Wutsje, why are you deleting a lot of redirects on lmo:wiki? [1]. They may look as broken redirects, but it is because we're still building the single articles for each municipality in the Bergamo province, so we'll soon have them. And the redirects will be useful for people looking for the italian name of the municipality, to find the lombard name. Btw, you're inserting a template which does not even exist on lmo:wiki. Please revert your edits. Thanks, --Dans 18:49, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

My apologies. I've just reverted most of them, except for the redirects that truely don't make sense. As for the template: you had it, but it was deleted. May I suggest that you translate Template:Scancelà? It may be useful to have this one in English too, as it may also be used to tag vandalism, cross wiki spam, et cetera. Regards, Wutsje 20:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind intervention. I will also translate the template.--Dans 08:23, 13 June 2009 (UTC)


Hello Wutsje, please could You consider using the gadget "Clean Delete Reasons", because the deletion field may contain offensive or sensitive text, many thanks in advance, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:43, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Done. Wutsje 18:57, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


Ik wil je even bedanken voor het regelmatig terugdraaien van het vandalisme op de Limburgse wiki. - Pahles 19:40, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Graag gedaan. :-)   Wutsje 20:19, 15 October 2009 (UTC)


Dat ik de categories page van Mediawiki verwijderde. Ik dacht dat ik op mijn eigen wiki bezig was. :S

Tsja, foutjes worden gemaakt, kan gebeuren. Wutsje 15:38, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

New sub-categories of Category:Local chapters

Hi Wutsje. I notice you've created a bunch of new sub-categories of Category:Local chapters. While in many cases these will be useful, it appears that you have also done it with a couple of non-chapters with no significant effort behind them (i.e. approximately one user made one edit to create one page, quite a while ago); for example, Wikimedia MidAtlantic and Wikimedia Saudi Arabia. Perhaps stuff like this should not get their own sub-categories under the main heading.--Pharos 16:47, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

I see your point, but imo they should at least be categorised somewhere. Until a few days ago Meta had almost 4000 uncategorised pages, which makes checking Special:UncategorizedPages quite difficult. As a result of this, totally irrelevant pages like WikiMaoist could go unnoticed for almost three years (and there were quite a few more like that). A few of us therefore have started a small project to categorise all uncategorised pages. The topic of Category:Local chapters says the cat contains "Pages about existing and planned Wikimedia chapters", so I figured it would be okay to cat them there, also as a way of informing users who might want to revive plans for founding new chapters which were already discussed earlier. But by all means, feel free to categorise them anywhere else. As long as they are indeed categorised, I do not really care. Regards, Wutsje 17:05, 25 October 2009 (UTC)


Dear Wutsje, thanks for your question. I apologize for having used the inappropriate words. But if we add all the links of different language versions (more than 200) on the main page, that's not practical, even the English wikipedia did not do like that. Instead, they added a complete list at the end. I would like that style, but I don't know how to edit the complex templates. So I think to contain only the links to larger wikipedias is reasonable at present. There are few active editers in Zhuang wikipedia, I'm not optimistic about it's future. --Biŋhai 06:26, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Mmm, sounds like the Zhuang wiki could use some help there. If you were to be assisted in creating that style, would you be willing to do some translation work? My personal knowledge of the Zhuang language is very, very limited. Wutsje 12:53, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I'd like to do some translation. Best regards:)--Biŋhai 13:51, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Nice. Okay, let's see what can be done, I will look into that. You'll hear more from me on your Zhuang wiki talk page. Wutsje 15:11, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Tige tank...

...foar it ferdigenjen fan li:Meersje. Mar dy fandaal wie al langer dwaande; hiest better de fersje fan foar hjoed wêromsette kinne. (Haw ik no sels dien) Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 21:24, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Ja, ik seach dat justjes letter ek, mar do wiest my krekt foar. :-) Wutsje 21:42, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for the message. I have created a redirect from the Template:Delete in wikisource Hungary, and would like kindly thank for your efforts to keep "small" wikis clean. Would also like to mention, that Wikisource Hungary supersedes the one before it in ranking counted based on the number of source texts, it is on the 10th place, but it lags behind when it comes to counting based on pageviews. Thanks again, --Burumbátor 11:19, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome - and thank you for the template. Wutsje 11:57, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

What do you think…

Wat meins De dozo: ksh:Wikipedia_Klaaf:Op_dr_Eck#„Wikipedia forever!“ Ene schööne Jrooß säät dä --Purodha Blissenbach 10:40, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Ich habe dort reagiert. Wutsje 10:50, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

user:hopiakuta/ et cetera

hopiakuta DonFphrnqTaub Persina 19:15, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Indexing new pages may take a while. The redirect was deleted because it was utterly useless. Wutsje 19:36, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

It has been weeks, since the previous edit; that webpage has existed f/ three years: one of the ones that you had deleted had gotten to google in thirty minutes, not a month. That is despite that you had deleted in thirty seconds.

Please, a slight compromise: recreate those, but, without the redirect.

hopiakuta DonFphrnqTaub Persina 19:45, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

On vandals

Thanks, Wutsje, for keeping an eye on the vandalisms on vandali in our vicipaedia. If ever again you notice vadalisms but no admin is around, flag the IP with either {{experimentum}} or {{IP vandalica}}. Thanks again. --Xaverius 16:27, 30 Novembris 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. And I'll try to remember that. Regards, Wutsje 16:37, 30 November 2009 (UTC)


Dag Wutsje,

Je hebt zojuist mijn User page verwijderd. Nou ben ik nog niet zo heel erg thuis op wikipedia, maar ik heb toch niet meer gedaan dan mijn gegevens weergeven. Kun je mij vertellen waarom mijn pagina niet goed was?

Dank je, Rob (OhReally)

Een gebruikerpagina op Meta dient te voldoen aan bepaalde eisen. Die van u bevatte echter enkel links naar de hoofdpagina's van een aantal commerciële sites (dus niet naar uw eventuele accounts daar). Daarmee onderscheiden ze zich niet van elke andere vorm van linkspam. Bovendien was een van die links een link naar wat kennelijk uw bedrijf is - en ook dat wordt niet bijzonder op prijs gesteld. Een en ander geldt overigens ook voor uw gebruikerspagina op nl:wiki (zie hier), die zonet om dezelfde redenen is verwijderd. Met vriendelijke groet, Wutsje 03:51, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Een freelancer identificeert zich meer dan anderen met het bedrijf waarvoor hij werkt; hij is namelijk dat bedrijf.

> die zonet om dezelfde redenen is verwijderd

En toevallig door dezelfde moderator...

Oh well... Wikipedia heeft de gebruiker harder nodig dan de gebruiker Wikipedia.

Gebruikerspagina's zijn bedoeld om iets te vertellen over uw uzelf en uw activiteiten op Wikimedia-projecten. De uwe bevatten echter uitsluitend verwijzingen naar commerciële sites. Iedere andere moderator zou ze eveneens verwijderd hebben. Wutsje 04:06, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Keith Bridgeman Cross wiki warnings


Thanks for the note. I noticed too late that I copy - pasted the en-Wiki version. For the Magellan-Pages most of them include the :en: - prefix. Sorry about that. -- Chris 73 15:40, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Ah well, mistakes are made, happens to all of us. In the meantime I've taken the liberty of fixing the new warnings. Wutsje 16:22, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for dealing with that vandalism. Hopefully MacTire will block the vandal, or I'll drop him a quick request to do so. -- Shimmin Beg 21:03, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for averting me :)

Hi Wutsje, and thank you for informing me of this little detail, and what I see, he was banished from the English wikipedia for making an improper use of sock puppet ...

I noticed that he almost change IP address when he talked with me in my discussion page, and that some of these addresses have already been used by the same person several months earlier. Anyway, as it causes no problem here it is (despite his behavior on the English Wikipedia) welcome here. --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 11:21, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Writing contest

Hi Wutsje, thanks for the message you left on my talk page about the writing contest and the VWN. As things seem now, I don't think we'll be needing that kind of assistance, but thank you nonetheless. Ni'jluuseger 17:28, 13 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I see you protected this page, I would like to request that it is unprotected because:

  1. Most Wikimedians never come to meta, i.e. most Wiktionarians never come to meta, i.e. many people must create an account and wait for four days before being allowed to vote for something that affects their project.
  2. Even people who aren't registered users are allowed to vote, (well, it would appear that some one decided otherwise and removed a whole load of valid votes, so much for democracy), but certainly there are active Wiktionary editors with no accounts on Wiktionary, let alone on meta.

The way this vote has been handled by people from meta interfering is excedingly irritating, and just provides more ammunition from the wiki-politicians who refused to accept the outcome of the logo vote last time, on the grounds that it was not a fair vote because of X, Y, and Z. Conrad.Irwin 00:34, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

See here. Wutsje 00:59, 19 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Wutsje. I've seen your edit on
I've reverted [2] that user's edit [3] and blocked him forever [4], since that user has shown destructive behaviour from the very beginning. Your message only confirmed my opinion.
Several minutes before him, there was also an edit on that page [5] by an unregistered user. I suspect that this is also that user Teletubbiesfan2012, since Teletubbiesfan2012 has created his account in 04:23 (3 minutes after) [6] the same minute he blanked the page.
That IP has reverted the edit of user (oversighter on Meta) Mike lifeguard. IP has reinserted [7] (in fact, he reverted) the interwiki that Mike deleted [8]. Was anything problem with that interwiki? Does Mike.lifeguard knows more about that? Bye, Kubura 04:06, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi Kubura. Indeed that ip address,, was Bambifan too. The ones he uses are easy to recognise: they are usually ip addresses that are hosted by the US company Bellsouth Inc and they normally fall within the ranges 68.220.x.x, 70.146.x.x, and 74.230.x.x (although he sometimes uses other Bellsouth ip addresses, like 74.249.x.x). He's however also known to have used ip addresses within other ranges, like 69.85.x.x, which belongs to some US school.
As for the interwiki link: technically this particular one seems okay, but of course one does wonder what might be useful about linking images cross wiki. Bambifan has gotten it into his head that all wikipedias should have articles about the things he's obsessed with: primarily Disney related stuff, but he seems to be a great fan of the Teletubbies too. For more detailed information about his modus operandi, see en:Wikipedia:Long-term_abuse/Bambifan101.
If I were you, I would not spend too much time on trying to find out whether his edits are useful: in general, they are counterproductive and blocking him on sight is in my opinion always the wisest thing to do. Regards, Wutsje 17:40, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the quick reply.
I have no doubts about him - when I saw "new user"'s first edit ever, that was blanking, I've promptly blocked him.
It is obvious that such user has no good intentions. Several seconds later I've seen your message about that "new user".
About that IP, there was a "worm of uncertainty": was that IP someone else? Interwiki seemed OK... you know the rest of story.
We agree. He's a vandal. That user's edits are not useful at all for Wikipedia. There's no need for reexamin his actions. It's all clear.
Looking forward to our future cooperation, Kubura 03:43, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Not constructive?

Could you explain why my recent editions are not constructive? Thanks. -- 21:50, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Have you looked at what I have just done or does it have to do with my being editing with an IP? -- 21:51, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
I provided reasons for my reverts. What are the reasons for yours? -- 21:53, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I looked at your edits. And blanking seven proposal pages within just two minutes is not constructive in my book. Wutsje 21:55, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

OK, they were fast (I just got five that had changes after having been reverted without a given reason [one by Shizhao, the rest by Jamesfour] ready in order not to make mistakes and then reverted the other two). They are not blankings though. Most of those pages but one used to be like that for a reason. They were reverted without any explanation (check the links I provide in the comments) and as long as I know, the lack of proper announcements still takes place. Were my reverts wrong then? Regards -- 22:03, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
If you have problems regarding these closure proposals, then you should discuss them on their respective talk pages. It's what they are for. Wutsje 22:07, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes. But given the rate of response on certain topics in Meta that is not the best option in this case. Besides, we are now discussing about it. Could you answer my last question or just undo what you did, please? Regards. -- 22:10, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, given that

  1. I have not got an answer for longer than 30 minutes and I have not much time to spend here.
  2. I provided clear and specific, valid reasons for my edits while Jamesfour and Shizhao did not.
  3. It seems the only real problem was my speed at editing (your reverts took about the same time and they started only one minute after my last one... Did you really saw what I did in that time? If you were afraid I was vandalising [something I can totally understand and agree with], I think a good option would have been to give me a short block, an explanation and then check my edits).
  4. I think I am liable to the benefit of the doubt and my edits are easily reversible.

I think I will risk a block and revert your edits (one each minute). Please feel free to revert them if you think I am doing wrong but, should that be the case, I would appreciate if you give clear reasons for it. Regards. -- 22:52, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

It's not for you and only you to decide what "the best option in this case" is. And I'm not falling for "we are now discussing about it". Afaic this discussion is now closed, another admin will deal with your edits. Wutsje 23:01, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
So it is only for Shizhao or Jamesfour for to decide what "the best option in this case" is? That surprises me. But OK, this discussion is now closed, thanks and sorry for any inconvenience. Regards. -- 23:04, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

After the block

I know you said the discussion but I leave my point of view here just in case you want to add something. Regards. -- 11:44, 23 December 2009 (UTC)


Can you add this proxy to the blacklist? Used on few hours ago. --WizardOfOz 19:46, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Done by Dferg. Thanks for the message. Wutsje 20:41, 24 December 2009 (UTC)


Bloqueo a este usuario por 1 año. Gracias por el aviso. Pedro -- 19:07, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

De nada - y gracias por el bloqueo. Wutsje 19:13, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome, and thank you too. (The ip address is now globally blocked for a year too, by the way.) Regards, Wutsje 21:13, 26 December 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your reverts on lb: Wiki. The User has been blocked.
Best Regards Les Meloures 23:35, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the block. Regards, Wutsje 23:42, 26 December 2009 (UTC)


  OKDone --minhhuy*= 02:00, 27 December 2009 (UTC)


Hello, Wustje, can I beg you to have a look here? Aslo, can you please tell me, who can help in this case???--Gaeser 13:49, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi Gaeser, this looks like a complicated problem and really looking into it requires a better command of the Georgian language than I actually have. Regarding your second question: normally the removal of a user's sysop flag should be requested here, but you should gain consensus about that on ka:wiki first. It may be wise to seek advise from Malafaya too, because he's the only bureaucrat on ka:wiki (although he does not always seem to be very active). Regards, Wutsje 18:40, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank for your reply a lot - you and Thogo are only human whom I know on Meta... That's why I'm asking you. Making anything on ka wiki is useless- Have a look here, it's written in English and I hope you'll understand everything and guess, why it's useless to do anything on ka wiki. He has made a wonderful present for new year, hasn't he? Also is there a possibility to hold a poll here, on meta and not on ka wiki?--Gaeser 19:12, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh, P.S. must I tell the user that asked for comments on meta? Or it's not necessary???--Gaeser 09:03, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
The link to Malafaya's talk page you provided certainly gives the impression that discussions on ka:wiki have come to a grinding halt and that the chances that local consensus will be reached anywhere in the near future are indeed very slim. Therefore I'm inclined to think that a sysop bit removal request on Permissions may be your best option after all: ka:wiki does not seem to be capable of solving these problems itself. But I would certainly inform this user about the fact that they are now discussed on Meta: not only because it's polite to do so, but above all because he should have a chance to give his opinion on the matter too. Please remember however that I'm not a steward and that these are only my two cents. Regards, Wutsje 17:48, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, I asked whether informing him should be done. The discussion gives impression - but it is that, it's the way he wants to be. Only 3 users took part in the discsussion - me, one admin and that one. If it gives the impression of frozen talk - let it be so. It will be better if you, or someone else from meta will inform him... If 3 users are more than this - [9] let it be so. :(Best regards,--Gaeser 18:02, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


You've got mail. Wknight94 17:02, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Ter informatie

I have undo it to stop such redicoulos editwaring. Can you answer as involved? --WizardOfOz talk 00:28, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Template:Cu request

Hello, I don't think test contributions. This template can use at Steward requests/Checkuser. Can you reversion these contributions? Thank you.--Tc651 (Hitachi-Train) 04:37, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

You were right, of course. My apologies. Wutsje 04:51, 16 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I would like become admin of sg.wikipedia, but whereas there is almost no active user, if I open the vote I do not think somebody can cast their opinion, in sg.wikipedia there are no administrators and it has need someone who can control it. How do I do? --Reder 20:04, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi Reder, you already did the right thing: [11]. I'm sure a steward will look into your request soon. Regards, Wutsje 21:20, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi! Since this template is supposed to be substed do you think it's appropriate for me to add a greek translation? Or should it stay only with major languages? Thanks! --Egmontaz talk 01:24, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi. Imo a system like Commons' should be used, but as long as there is no consensus about that I'd say go ahead and add the translation. In the meantime, we could discuss the subject here. Wutsje 01:35, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I'll add it, I agree, common's system seems better, thanks for answering. --Egmontaz talk 01:39, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Teletubbiesfan2012 (2)

Hi, Wutsje.
It seems that Bambifan is active again, looking at en:Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Bambifan101.
At this time there's an IP hr:Special:Contributions/
It shows Bambifan's edit pattern and areas of interest.
Wright now, as I'm writing this, there's a freshlyregistered user hr:user:Completly unconstructive user that deletes the whole pages. Here're his edits hr:Special:Contributions/Completly unconstructive user.
I've blocked him wright now for one day. Is he Bambifan? Kubura 01:46, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Correction. I've blocked him indefinitely. He was immediately blanking and that was all that he was doing. Kubura 01:51, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Kubura, both the ip and the account are indeed Bambifan. "Completly unconstructive user" has been locked and I've asked a steward to globally block the ip. Thanks for the info. Regards, Wutsje 01:56, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for writing simultaneously to you and to Mike.lifeguard [12].
I wouldn't write around, but that IP is very active wright now, as I'm writing this, so action is needed wright now and therefore I'm writing to anyone that might react;I don't know who's online wright now (you or Mike).
Now is active similar IP on same articles hr:Special:Contributions/ Kubura 02:05, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

No problem at all. That ip will be globally blocked too very shortly. Wutsje 02:08, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Again the new IP. hr:Special:Contributions/ See the edit interest [13]. The Fox and the Hound.
That IP posted me this message [14]. Few minutes ago I've posted my message to this IP ( [15]. Kubura 02:23, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

That ip has been blocked too (and the account Unconstructive returning user is now globally locked). Again, thanks for the information. Wutsje 02:54, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi. Please see this Recent changes on
How is this possible hr:special:contributions/Bambifan101? Isn't he blocked globally? Kubura 03:02, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

That's not a sul account, so you will have to block him locally. Wutsje 03:06, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Btw: this is him too (also a non-sulled account). Wutsje 03:10, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Can I block his IP with /16 for a certain period?
Won't my block override Meta's block? Kubura 03:15, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes, you can, and no, the global block doesn't matter. Wutsje 03:18, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Please, compare this one:
your userpage on
That IP has made these changes yesterday: hr:special:contributions/ Areas of interest are the same as of Bambifan101 (Charlotteina mreža = Charlotte's Web). Compare the history of edits on that article [16] (Bambi, Unconstructive returning user, Kubura 03:29, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Yep, 74.249.x.x is another one of his favourite ranges, just like 74.230.x.x. In the past months he has used 70.146.x.x and 98.90.x.x too. Wutsje 03:34, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Teletubbiesfan (3)

It seems that he has created new account [17] this night.
He has made following edits hr:special:contributions/Lisica i pasfan101 (Lisica i pasfan101 = The Fox and the Hound fan).
Destructive behaviour. We need global block. Probably we'll need to block the IP range. Kubura 02:49, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

The account has now been globally locked by Pathoschild. Thanks again for telling. Wutsje 02:54, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

eo:Vikipediista diskuto:

Thank you for your information which was very helpful. I blocked this IP from our Wiki, and other frinds already reverted the vandalism done by this person. DidiWeidmann 23:41, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. And thanks for blocking him. Regards, Wutsje 23:42, 3 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, Wutsje, one question, please. Why was my user page almost immediately deleted? The only thing I put on it was a link to my user page on Now I was welcomed with some rather threatening language, but I have seen that a lot of preople did the same thing as I. 10:23, 8 February 2010 (UTC), sorry, Beetjedwars 11:04, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Aha! I made this page while I was not logged in. So I tried again. Beetjedwars 11:08, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Dat was blijkbaar inderdaad het probleem - dat nu is opgelost. :-)   Groet, Wutsje 19:21, 8 February 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your tireless help for protecting Greek Wikipedia Pages from vandalisms... --Ttzavaras 23:29, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. :-)   Wutsje 23:37, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

admin on cy

You are now an admin on cy. Please see my comment on your talk page there. Best wishes, M L Howell 17:26, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for watching out the usability wiki and removing vandalism. Much appreciated. --Shuhari 16:25, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. Wutsje 16:55, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

This dude keeps going. Maybe something like short global block will be warranted soon? Seb az86556 04:26, 24 February 2010 (UTC) (...and by the way, try this: {{user language|af|1}})</nowiki>

He will probably indeed get a global block when he shows up again (which will be easily detected as the ip is blacklisted). Wutsje 10:35, 27 February 2010 (UTC) (What the af-1 concerns, I've thought about that, but decided that it does not reflect reality: that would only apply to writing in af, but I can read the language without any major problems.)

Info - spam

Per your warning earlier - also on en wp and Commons - both "tidied up" but worth noting somewhere :) Regards --Herby talk thyme 14:43, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

You just did. :-) She'll probably have gotten the message by now, but I've blacklisted her user name on irc anyway. Regards, Wutsje 15:02, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
Well that is two of us who know about it then :) Thanks & regards --Herby talk thyme 15:03, 10 March 2010 (UTC)


Wutsje, the name of the account is "comic", is a account for vandalism only. Regards ---- @lestaty discuţie 01:28, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

So I noticed. :-) Thanks. Wutsje 01:29, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Bambifan101 again

hr:special:contributions/ I've blocked the range. Kubura 03:03, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Blocked. Thanks for the message. Wutsje 03:08, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Are you the only one?

Hello Wutsje, i was wondering is there less admins on meta-wiki because i saw recent changes and i can only see you doing admin work. Also, how can i apply to be a rollbacker for global? I already have experience from the English Wikipedia. GeneralCheese 16:51, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Naah, it's just Sunday afternoon/night, so it's very quiet. Meta has quite a few admins, see here. You can apply for global rollback here. Regards, Wutsje 16:59, 14 March 2010 (UTC)


Je hebt het maar druk. Bedankt voor de vandalismebestrijding. - Pahles 12:40, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Graag gedaan. Ik wist niet of een van jullie aanwezig was, daarom deze ingreep. Van deze gebruiker viel overduidelijk niets zinnigs te verwachten. Ik heb hem slecht één dag geblokkeerd, ervan uitgaand dat jullie zelf dat blok wel aanpassen overeenkomstig jullie lokale policy. Groet, Wutsje 12:48, 15 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for the guidance. I'll advise you when done to replace it. Please advise me how you prefer to forward that copy to you. --စေတနာ 22:52, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


Please solve the first SRCU#Bút Chiến@vi.wikipedia, we are needing very urgently, thanks --minhhuy*= 03:22, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Good work

Thanks for your help at sv.wikibooks. //Kaj 08:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

turkish wikipedia

Hi; For years user kibele and noumenon and their crew (also they have puppets) are trying to own the turkish wikipedia. if ever someone has not the same idea with them they call them troll and push away. they have certain political views and they do not let the opposing or neutral people to be admin on the turksih wikipedia. they push the long time admins away with lies. turkish wikipedia is dying each day. i let you know. 17:43, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Warning about General Tojo in Estonian wikipedia

Thank you for warning about General Tojo in Estonian wikipedia. We have no problems with him. General Tojo is not a registered username in Estonian wikipedia. Both et:Amerigo Vespucci and et:Fernão de Magalhães have ever been vandalized only once. The warned books are not translated into Estonian language. Untranslated books are generally considered not suitable for mentioning in literature part of article (except in articles speaking about these books themselves, of course) and are deleted without special notice.

But some users are worried about these repeated warnings, as they have no reason. This kind of warnings are considered spam. Please, do not add these warnings any more. et:Kasutaja:Taivo Taivo 11:44, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Fine with me. I seemed to be the only steward who bothered anyway. Wutsje 01:17, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

'Hetze' tegen inactieve moderators op de Indonesische Wikipedia

Het lijkt wel of er op de Indonesische Wikipedia een kleine revolutie is ontstaan. Nu is een afzettingsprocedure tegen een moderator die eigenlijk zelf al aangegeven heeft dat hij wil aftreden omdat hij nu geen toegang tot internet meer heeft. Hij heeft mij en andere moderatoren een e-mail gestuurd met betrekking tot zijn aftreden. Mijn concrete vraag is, kan je als steward deze gebruiker zijn moderatorschap ontnemen voordat de afzettingsprocedure begint? Dat is namelijk eervoller. bij voorbaat dank. Meursault2004 18:15, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Ik denk dat je het druk hebt en de tijd begint te dringen ... Ik vraag aan een andere steward. Bedankt. Meursault2004 07:47, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Het lag iets anders: om meerdere redenen heb ik eind maart besloten me voorlopig op nl:wiki te concentreren. Ik hoop dat jullie probleem zich inmiddels heeft opgelost. Groet, Wutsje 01:22, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Sinhala Wikipedia_Disaster due to si:user:ෆෙලිඩේ and si:user:Nirman

Felidae & Nirman are continuing the damage to Sinhala Wikipedia inspite of repetitive pleads to the Wikipedia Administrators.
Due to quantum and the massive rate at which these two are uploading the articles a single person or a group of three or four can not arrest the situation. Hence intervention by administrators/Stewards is mandatory.
I would briefly pronounce my analysis on actions of Felidae & Nirman:
  • First Felidae had started uploading and suddenly due to some reason became absent and Nirman took over. Then Felidae and very recently for a very brief period Nirman was doing the upload.
  • The original English articles are broken down into small portions & therefore the benefit to reader will be minimal or non-existent.
  • The links in original English articles are ignored by the translators and hence producing Orphan Pages with no potential of linkage to other articles in the Wikipedia.
  • The images along with captions are ignored to a greater extent and hence the benefit is not passed on to the Sinhala reader.
  • The Templates in the original English article are ignored. This is a golden opportunity to translate the templates. It is not done and hence the data especially in the introduction are presented in a form which is of no usage to the reader.
  • According to the norms of Wikipedia the introduction to the article is the nutshell and hence should be preserved. Either it is badly translated or the whole introduction is not translated.
  • Sections and sub-sections (sometimes single sentences) are translated (or attempted to translate) and presented as individual Sinhala articles. Here the issues are
  1. naming of articles. Some bizarre titles are given which have no relevance to content or which are totally mis-leading.
  2. as only a part of the whole article is presented as an article the reader will have no way of co-relating it with any other portion which would be translated and would not know when it will appear in the Wikipedia.
  • The bad grammar and bad sinhala words in the translation. Translations are poor and does not reflect the meaning in original English article. On top of that the about 80% of words in most articles are wrong. This will confuse the minds of readers and would not definitely provide any benefit. Even the titles of the articles are wrong Sinhala.
  • There are instances the same English article is translated three times and presented as three Sinhala articles. The three titles are almost the same but due to bad Sinhala usage had survived as three distinct titles.
  • A banner is displayed at the bottom of the article page pronouncing that the translation had been done by Felidae foundation in collaboration with ICTA, Sri Lanka and another NGO.

Considering all the above, it is very clear that the uploads of articles by Felidae and Nirman is definitely damaging the Sinhala Wikipedia irreversibly. They seems to be in a hurry to upload and/or ignorant about Sinhala grammar and/or not concerned to bother about grammar or Wikipedian customs and/or not wanted to bother about anything because of SOME HIDDEN PROTECTION. Apparently ICTA and/or Felidae had confessed about involvement of money for each translated article. EVEN IF WE DISREGARD ALL I HAVE POINTED ABOVE I REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHY WIKIPEDIA IS NOT BOTHERED ABOUT THAT INVOLVEMENT OF MONEY. I BEG YOU SPEEDY INTERVENTION OR PASSING ON TO ANOTHER CAPABLE ---චතුනි අලහප්පෙරුම 14:30, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Good to see you again

Good to see you again here. Regards, — Dferg 18:12, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi Dferg, thank you, but don't expect too much of it. It has become clear to me that the way I think how project volunteers should be treated differs greatly from what some local chapter board members and a few professional cynics at the wmf office think about that. The same applies to discussions aimed at clarification and reaching consensus: I used to think that was very important, but the way this discussion was handled and of course the recent anti "porn" crusade on Commons have shown my view on that is obviously flawed. At this point in time I feel the ridiculous amount of time and energy I used to spend on cross wiki work is better spent on other things. My current activities on Commons for example are more satisfying to me. Regards, Wutsje 09:22, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Trotz allem, ich kann mich Dferg nur anschließen. Willkommen zurück und Frohe Wihnachten, schön dich wieder zu sehen! --WizardOfOz talk 22:36, 24 December 2010 (UTC)
Danke. Es macht mir auch Spass mal wieder was weiter herum zu schauen. Grüsse - und für dich auch: Frohe Weihnachten. :-)   Wutsje 22:51, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

For you, my dear :)

Hello Wutsje !

The tool is ready to be tested. Just add User:Quentinv57/HideButtonsFromNonGsProjects.js to your global javascript.

Feel free to give it to other stewards. Enjoy ! :-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:14, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

DAnish Wiki kogebog

Why change my efforts to clean up the wiki kogebog. The main page is so a messy which would be more readable and useful when collected in subpages 12:20, 2 January 2011

Yes, sorry, that was a mistake. Regards, Wutsje 12:23, 2 January 2011 (UTC)


Hello, Wutsje.

I'd like to know if it's true that only stewards can use {{yes}} and/or {{no}} templates in polls. I haven't found any information about that on metawiki.

Otherwise, I'd ask you to revert this edit, once editing others' comments is not recommended and the action hasn't been performed by a steward or administrator.

Best regards, Ruy Pugliesi 13:54, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

While editing other people's comments is indeed normally not something one should do, I'm not aware of any Meta policy regarding the yes/no templates, except on SRGP. I'm sure you can point this out to this user yourself. Regards, Wutsje 14:20, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


hey , u blocked my ip of my computer why?

In my classroom have much guys and we come here and edit this page. Please left my block because i need edited that page for my class. 11:52, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

You should have thought about that before you did this. Wutsje 11:55, 14 January 2011 (UTC)


Appreciate your translation. What do you think about this change that I made in the election page? Hope it's okay. Bennylin 09:52, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. That change is fine with me, the columns you eliminated were useless. Thanks and regards, Wutsje 13:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)


...für die Übersetzung! --WizardOfOz talk 00:17, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Gerne gemacht. Ich bin wirklich froh, dass du dich angemeldet hast, du hättest schon längst Steward sein sollen. Grüssen, Wutsje 11:39, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Buginese Wikipedia

Hi! Do you have sysop rights in Buginese Wikipedia? If yes, I wonder if you can help delete the mediawiki messages so that the translations from can be applied there. Thanks in advance. --Kurniasan 14:43, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Kurniasan, no, I'm not a sysop on bug:wiki, I'm only a steward. At the moment there's only one sysop on that wiki and they don't seem to be too active. You may want to consider applying for temporary adminship yourself (more information here). Since you already have sysop experience on ms:wiki, that shouldn't be a problem. Regards, Wutsje 07:10, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. How about requesting bot flag on that Wikipedia? --Kurniasan 13:10, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't expect that to be a problem either. Wutsje 13:28, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Breton Wikipeda

Hello Wutsje, you have new messages on your account on the Breton Wikipedia.-- 17:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Danke. Ich wollte dass er es selbst macht :D. --WizardOfOz talk 21:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Formal request to members of STW election committee

I formally request votes from riffic to be discarded from the final tally since he has self admitted he's sabotaging the vote using his blanket votes as a protest mean, then polluting the actual numbers regarding the candidates trust. 18:03, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

So noted. This will be discussed within the committee. Regards, Wutsje 01:30, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Breton Wiktionary


I see you deleted some pages on the breton Wiktionary. I and an other user add some more pages on wikt:br:Rummad:Pajennoù da nullañ, could you delete them as well ?

A galon, VIGNERON * discut. 20:37, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. Regards, Wutsje 20:51, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

siwiki Speedy deletions


I have started the cleanup process. There was 800 articles has nominated for Speedy deletions. But It has to investigate all articles. Most of articles seems not to be deleted. Just it needs to add infoboxes & images. (basically a small development.). Also there are lots of fragmented articles nominated as to be deleted. So we don't want to get to be deleted. That's why we have made that statement on top of the cat. But if you can help me on that you will be welcome. Thank you! -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 15:49, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi බිඟුවා, thanks for your message. I'm afraid I won't be of much use in helping out, because my knowledge of Sinhala is rather limited, but I'm glad those speedies have your attention now. Regards, Wutsje 16:03, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

km wikipedia

Hi, Wutsje. I'm Kimsrun from Km wikipedia. There is a problem in our wikipedia that I need assistance from you. The title of pages, for example the main page, cannot be displayed appropriately, as khmer scripts have the upper and lower parts. So, how can we solve this problem?--គីមស៊្រុន 07:31, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Kimsrun, I'm not sure what you mean, would you mind explaining the problem a bit more? Wutsje 11:55, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Cross wiki spam

Wenn Sie schon angebliche 'Werbung' unter dem Thema "Netzwerkisolator" entfernen und Autoren auf die Blacklist setzen, dann bitte auch vollständig. Es befinden sich unter dem Suchbegriff "Netzwerkisolator" noch viele weitere Werbeeinträge, z.Bsp. auf den spanischen Seiten.

Nicht mehr, die sind auch entfernt. Übrigens habe ich in Bezug auf diese Werbung keine Autoren auf irgendwelche Blacklist gesetzt. Wutsje 14:56, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Global Blocked

Can you tell me why my IP is blocked: I wanted to make some editorial and formatting changes to "Education in Dubai" as it is so hard to read at the moment and offers very vague information.

Hi, this ip is globally blocked because it's an abused open proxy, see here. Regards, Wutsje 14:23, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the quick response! Is there anyway I can either send you the text I intend to change or another way to work around the global block? Or can you open up only certain topics (ie Education)? The content there is just not very helpful and hard to read.

The easiest way to get around this would probably be creating an account on the English Wikipedia, because logged-in users are not affected by global blocks like these. If you're unable to create an account yourself, you may request one via en:Wikipedia:Request an account. Regards, Wutsje 19:40, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Your msg about peedy deletion requests on marathi wikipedia

Hi Wutsje,

I read you message on my discussion page on Marathi Wikipedia about speedy deletion requests. Actually we try to clean up some of the obvious deletion requests within that day itself. For some deletion requests, that are tagged due to some content preceived to be not-so-worthy for creation of wikipedia page for them, we tend to give grace preiod for few weeks/months (because the frequency of occasional editors/ or "ogres" on Marathi Wikipedia is of that order).

But ya, I guess we have been seeing increase in number of deletion requests in recent period.. so probably it is time to match up that rate.

Thanks for your vigil.
--Sankalpdravid 15:52, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Sankalpdravid, thanks for your message. Of course your local policy of a grace period is a wise one and I certainly have no critique on that, my intention was to rule out the possibility that you and your colleagues weren't aware of the fact that there were that many requests. Well, you are, so everything's fine. Thanks for your work on mr:wiki and regards, Wutsje 19:45, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

hello,decision lack as administrator!

Refer example you gave us our country's very very excellent administrators.
おなかいっぱいでねむいね 12:28, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I can't read Japanese, I've no idea what message you're trying to convey here. Wutsje 17:12, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

My talk

Hi, I'd like to see the version in date 22:05, 24 feb 2011 by of my talk. Thank you, SteGrifo27 (tell me) 16:33, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that "contributor" was a bit of a pita. I decided not to hide his edits though, since they didn't look offensable to anyone personally, but of course it's okay you did. Thanks for taking the time to do that. Regards, Wutsje 17:12, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Do you speak italian? -- SteGrifo27 (tell me) 17:56, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

I can read it enough to see that this was some stupid porn story, but as no real life or user names were mentioned in it, reverting his edits looked sufficient to me. Above that, n:it has enough active sysops, so I feel I should avoid doing non-emergency things there in order to not get in the way of the local community. Wutsje 18:17, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Blocked for username

Hello Wutsje, I am a member of Small Wiki Monitoring Team. After edits in tr.wiktionary my user account was blocked indefinitely. Reason: unacceptable user name. It’s my global user name. What can I do for correction of this unmerited blocking? Regards.--Beko 20:20, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Beko, I'm not sure what exactly is unacceptable about your user name. Afaik it's not a bad word in Turkish, so I figure it may have something to do with the fact that Beko is a rather large Turkish company (see If I were you, I would email the sysop who softblocked you and explain the situation. Regards, Wutsje 20:48, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for response.--Beko 20:59, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi Wutsje, is there any news on my request ?--Beko 18:12, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Steward Elections

Hey Wutsje, I was just wondering what the requirements were for voting in steward elections. After going back to the 2011 ones, I see my vote was struck for the reason, "Ineligible, user does not have 600 edits before 01 November 2010." Now, the main reason I have an account at Meta is to vote in elections that are held here. My edit count is low on Meta because elections don't happen very often. My edit count on EN Wikipedia is 1,500, and I saw your banner that said Steward elections we're being held. So I figured, "lets see who is on the ballot," and I see my Support vote was struck. So, the main question is, is there a policy or something of that nature that would show me what election requirements are? If they require me to edit Meta I may simply stick with editing EN Wikipedia. Thanks! I'm Flightx52 and |I approve this message 17:10, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Flightx52, yes, there is a policy, the elegibility requirements for the latest steward elections are here. As you can (re)check here yourself, the problem with your elegibility was not that you didn't have enough edits by itself, nor that you didn't have enough edits on Meta, but that - instead of at least 600 - only 95 of the contributions with your unified account on all projects combined were done before November 1, 2010. In other words: as an editor, you were too young, so to speak. I hope this answers your question. Regards, Wutsje 22:53, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, today (Indonesia time) we start a writing competition for jv.wikipedia.

Could you assist so that the participants registration would not be considered as vandals. There would be around 100 participants all together. Thanks & Cheers — Tjmoel   bicara 05:20, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

selamatkan aku

Hello, are you steward? Help me! Because I was blocked there (accusation) canvassing at Indonesian Wikipedia. And lately I've never done anything like that. Just look list contribution at there. Please (if possible) revoked the block status.

Oh ya, I also ask to release the SockPuppet I was there named id:User: Erik Evermtus at Indonesian Wikipedia because this account will be used as a substitute if the main account stolen by others such as id:User:Kenrick95Sock. Thank you --Erik Evrest 04:41, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Vandalized a page? Impossible. Not on purpose.

I received a message from you. You said I had vandalized a page. I've done dozens of wikipedia pages and I've never vandalized any page. If I've done that it WAS NOT ON PURPOSE. Sometimes I copy parts of pages from English, Spanish or French wikipedia. Maybe I clicked on a button or a menu and damaged somethig but I didn't do it deliberately. I didn't mean to do any damage. But I'm terribly sorry. But... ARE YOU SURE I'm guilty? What page I've vandalized? I'm in Galicia, Spain. What was the IP of the PC that vandalized the page? Was it the IP of my personal PC or my home PC, or it was the IP of the many PC of my secondary school (I'm a teacher)? Hundreds of people can use my school's PC. 08:54, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Removing Accidental Bureaucrat

Hi, We recently had admin elections at Tamil Wikipedia. I am a Bureaucrat there, and accidentally gave Bureaucrat permissions to User:Mahir78 while adding him to the Admin group. Can you please remove the Bureaucrat permission for Mahir78. Thanks. --Natkeeran 22:43, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Translator, We need you!

Dear Wutsje,

You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.

Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 00:40, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Notice of removal of adminship


I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2011 for details. Kind regards, vvvt 16:15, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for this notification, although I would have appreciated some prior notification that this was about to happen. Regards, Wutsje 13:46, 6 October 2011 (UTC)


I'm writing to you regarding the content of the discussion which is linked to my name on wikipedia brezhoneg. I've been exchanging with Y-M D and ex-smith about having it removed for the following motivations, (neither of them has budged) :

this feud is long gone ("edit-war" as you may call it). Furthermore it was an opportunity for Bianchi-Bihan to create mischief, the kind of behaviour he is sadly notorious for on wikipedia when he disagrees with other people's writings, whether in contents or inshape (see As far as I'm concerned I am fully aware I got on edge on the day the argument took place. Considering I was not in the know about the do's and dont's of wikipedia at that time I now wish I hadn't replied to Bianchi-Bihan's earlier allegations and simply erased them as it has been suggested later on by the same Bianchi-Bihan (althoug there's no telling he would have decided to stop his mischief as a consequence of the move he suggested).

You probably know what Bianchi-Bihan can be up to. I, for my part, consider the argument would be settled if a common decision was taken towards erasing the discusiion. Either side could then proceed in peace, Bianchi-Bihan (and all the pseudonyms he resorts to) on wikipedia, myself on other areas.

Many thanks for your comprehension and for opening discussion among stewards and users of wiki, whether breton speaking or of other languages.

here is the controversial link :


Voor het geval je je overlegpagina op nlwiki nauwelijks meer leest, kijk toch maar eventjes op nl:Overleg gebruiker:Wutsje svp. Dank. Trijnstel 18:43, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Vielen Dank für die nette Zeit mit dir und deine große Unterstützung bei den Stewards! Du wirst vermisst. Liebe Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:51, 12 January 2012 (UTC)


Hoi Wutsje, ik maak graag af en toe gebruik van User:Wutsje/rc, maar de pas opgerichte Wikivoyage-projecten ontbreken. Zou je het erg vinden als ik die toevoeg? Met vriendelijke groet, Mathonius (talk) 20:45, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Nee hoor. Het verbaast me überhaupt al dat iemand deze pagina kent, laat staan gebruikt, maar als ze handig voor is, ga gerust je gang. Groet, Wutsje (talk) 02:19, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Ik klungelde een tijdje geleden met deze lijst en Savh wees mij toen op het bestaan van jouw overzicht. :) Ik heb de Wikivoyage-projecten zonet gelinkt. Bedankt! Mathonius (talk) 18:06, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Fundraising translation feedback

Hey Wutsje,

I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for Dutch using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

Many Thanks

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

CFEngine 3 is het derde generatie Automation en ondersteunt Continuous Delivery, Deployment en Operation

Beste Wutsje Bedankt! Ik ben juist bezig de pagina CFEngine handmatig aan te maken en handmatig te vertalen en dan is deze paginamij uit de handen geslagen.

Mijn mail: martin (at)

Ik probeer gewoon mijn werk te doen, wil je dat alsjeblieft respecteren?

Ik verzoek je dus vriendelijk om mij in de gelegenheid te stellen om de pagina verder aan rte maken. Dus herstel met dit begin: Onderwerp Configuratie Management: CFEngine is een populair open source configuratie management systeem, dat is ontwikkeld door Mark Burgess. De primaire functie is te voorzien in geautomatiseerd geconfigureerde en onderhouden grootschalige computersystemen, waarbij is inbegrepen het integrae beheer van servers, desktops, embedded networked devices, mobile smartphones, en tablet computers.

Met vriendelijke groet, Martin.

Zie mijn reactie op uw overlegpagina op nl:wiki. Wutsje (talk) 14:18, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect letter update

Hi Wutsje,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect status

Dear Wutsje, 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 10:03, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Updated scripts

Hi Wutsje. I edited your global.js to update you to the latest version of force ltr, which is compatible with the latest MediaWiki changes and resides on the Wikimedia Tool Labs for easier updates. I also updated various deprecated functions and made your scripts HTTPS-compatible. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 03:37, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

You have been nominated for a gift from the Wikimedia Foundation!

You have been selected to receive a merchandise giveaway. Click the following link for more details: Please send me an email ( for instructions on how to claim your shirt. Thank you again for all you do! --JMatthews (WMF) (talk) 06:52, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! A gift from fellow Wikipedians

Hi Wutsje,

You have been nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program ( Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

Please email us at and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.



Sorry about that revert. I thought I was reverting a sock. Masum Reza 05:42, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

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