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The aforementioned user has started a harassment campaign against me and user Villalaso, I believe because we are "responsible" for their block on Commons and the Spanish Wikipedia. User Villalaso reported him for sockpuppeeting and harassment on the and he was eventually blocked for two months. For the same activity I reported him on Commons and they blocked him there indefinitely. Historiadormundo, as a retaliation, has gone on to report me on the English Wikipedia administrators notice board, despite me not having activity there (because of a long-time ban) and here, on Meta, they have posted on the Wikimedia Forum some "directed" questions against a supposed self-promotion (of me) and that Villalaso is a minor. Additionally he has gone on to send some harassing messages on both my talk page and Villalaso. I can understand may be a little hurt because he got caught. As I pointed out, I even thought his rants were funny, but their tone is not, and I no longer think they're fun. I think they should be stopped, since this is a cross wiki harassment. I am sorry for not adding any links, since I am on the phone, but you may find everything on his contribs and on Sul. Thanks in advance. --Cuatro Remos (talk) 13:39, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

I'm looking into this. Vermont (talk) 13:37, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
Now they've gone onto repeatedly removing a message I posted on their talk page, they claim they're "lies". --Cuatro Remos (talk) 19:32, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Cuatro Remos: They have every right to remove anything from their talk page that they want to. However, there is definitely a serious civility issue between you and them. I'll ask you try to avoid interacting with them, and ask of them the same. I'll paste a message on their talk page informing them of my request here. I believe their comments on Wikimedia Forum were done in bad faith as they were directed at specific editors in a manner that the Wikimedia Forum should not be used for. If you or Villalaso would like Historiadormundo to refrain from editing your respective talk pages, you can ask Historiadormundo, and if they continue past that they can be blocked for harassment. I hope that helps answer this issue. Also, as you say it is a "harassment campaign", is this happening off-wiki as well? Best regards, Vermont (talk) 20:30, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi Vermont. Thanks for your response. No, to my knowledge it hasn't been happening off-wiki, but they've basically been doing this on every wiki I edit or used to, like the English and Spanish Wikipedia. Hopefully they will stop. By the way, since the message I posted on his talk was not actually directed at him, I posted it where it was needed. Once again, thanks. --Cuatro Remos (talk) 21:56, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
If they are asked not to comment on a talk page, and they do, it will be more of a problem. However, at present, I don't think there is anything actionable insofar as they keep their comments civil (which they're borderline uncivil) are not harassing/spamming editors about this. Vermont (talk) 20:17, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Historiadormundo, estás bloqueado en por un checkuser. Usaste multiples cuentas. Haciendo comentarios en meta-wiki como el esto y esto no ayudara a desbloquearse. Por favor, mantienes tus comentarios civil y en tema. Gracias, Vermont (talk) 20:10, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Requesting AWB accessEdit

I'd like to request AWB access to remove translation tags from pages that were never marked for translation as part of my ongoing processing of the translation backlog. I'm leaving a note that if translation is still desired to just revert me edit, and AWB would be more efficient than manually editing pages one by one. I am familiar with using AWB (I already have access on enwiki). Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:41, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

I am not really sure it is a good idea. We should move towards having pages marked for translation rather than not marked for translation. Do you want to do it for all pages, or only for some pages, like old issues of some newsletters? --Base (talk) 17:45, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
@Base: There is a pretty big backlog, and some of the pages only have one or two tags that appear to be misplaced. I've been making the edits with the summary "removed translation tags - this page was never added to the page translation system. If translation is still desired, please revert" - I have no objection to marking them for translation, but it seems that, if they never were marked for translation, it would be better to reassess now if it is still desired. --DannyS712 (talk) 17:49, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Please delete User:Huji/common.cssEdit

I created User:Huji/common.css and then I realized I meant to create User:Huji/global.css instead. Can you please delete the former? Huji (talk) 01:19, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done though it is a valueless housekeeping task, may as well just blank them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:26, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Help me on the Latin WikipediaEdit

Dear global admins and bureaucrats, I am an relatively new user, I am mostly contributing to the English wikipedia(where I am an Pending changes reviewer). I have discovered Latin Wikipedia. I have no idea about latin, but I would like to contribute someday. I went to edit my user page, but It gave me a message, which with Google translate I understood that I couldn't edit. My IP range was used by an vandal (Sapianus), so it was indef blocked. I tried to contact the blocking admin, but it said that I also could't. As I, as mentioned before, am an good editor but I have no idea about latin, can someone of you assist me? I could email him but I dod not want my mail to got public. I await your reply, Eni vak (speak) 21:36, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

I have left a message at w:la:Vicipaedia:Taberna requesting an admin from laWP assist. Best that we can do.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)