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Report concerning User:Christhian Oliva edit

Christhian Oliva (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: After being blocked on Wikipedia in Spanish for serious insults, he comes to do the same in Meta. LuchoCR (talk) 05:34, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  actioned @LuchoCR: I have removed his access to your user talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:23, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Billinghurst This is unacceptable LuchoCR (talk) 05:52, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@LuchoCR: Let the scream into the wind on their user talk page. Water off a duck's back to me that they call me names and react that way in that place. Don't read their commentary, nor react to their tantrums. Don't feed the trolls. Don't even read their talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:45, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, reverted. – 64andtim (talk) 23:55, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WMF staff and TA user right edit

Good day all. Even though it is a longstanding policy of WMF staff not requiring local input for granting of user rights, I'd like to propose that in future, all WMF staff and contractors requesting for the translation admin user right to go through the local community with the requirements stated at Meta:Translation administrators. They are required to display competence in using the user right before they get it to prevent unnecessary work for other translation admins. I've personally encountered at few staffers who do not understand how the extension works and erroneously marking the page for translation. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 13:37, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If WMF staff is disrupting the wiki due to lack of training perhaps this is something that should be brought up to their managers? — xaosflux Talk 15:10, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is an option but the problem will still not be fixed. Contractors come and go, new staffers who don't know how to use the tool will still mess things up. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 10:30, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agree, which is why I suggested the staff managers. Managers should ensure that their contractors are performing work to an established standard - and are responsible for training their staff. — xaosflux Talk 14:07, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree, back when I was more active as a translation admin it was always such a pain to fix it after staff all the time. As far as I have seen little has changed, most staff do not follow the guidelines and you have to roll up your eyes and start fixing after them because you didn't have anything better to do. This is not the only user right that is problematic in how staff uses it, sometimes I see some questionable usages of MassMessage too (with unclosed tags etc), but TA is a much bigger and older issue. --Base (talk) 09:07, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Was asked to provide some usernames and edits in question.

--Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 10:21, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Minorax, thanks for raising this issue here. I'm sorry if my work disrupted the wiki or caused any frustration. I accept that my edits disrupted the translations in some cases, but I don't agree that all my edits as TA were disruptive. For example, here are my two most recent actions as TA: (1) marking the recent announcement page and adding translations, (2) updating the committee page: Special:Diff/26179790/26227392. This doesn't mean I haven't made mistakes, but that I learn from my mistakes (as I also mentioned on my talk page). So, regardless of the decision on this request, if you notice any disruptive edits from my end, please drop the diff links on my talkpage, even without any comments, and I'll fix the issue and learn from it. @Xaosflux, thanks for your comment. I'll bring this up to my manager. DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 11:19, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just to clarify, I'm not pinpointing the edits you've made. I'm just listing some edit diffs to support my statement that not all staffers are conversant with the tool and am proposing that the translation admin user right should go through the community instead of a self-grant by WMF staff. Apologies if anything I said has offended you. And I believe that if anyone who actually cleans these stuff, they'd rather clean it once on the main page instead of going to every single translated page to clean up the mess. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 11:26, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suggest to open a local RfC to make this more visible and collect more opinions! Superpes15 (talk) 11:31, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. At Meta:Requests for comment/Change to WMF staff user rights policy --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 11:49, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving Meta:Event Organizers requests to Requests for permissions? edit

With the influx of event organizer permission requests at RFH I really think we should have a dedicated page for requesting such permissions (the same applies for patroller and mass message permissions). Please leave your feedback at Meta talk:Requests for adminship#Suggest rename to "Requests for rights permissions" as a single overarching page for these requests. Johannnes89 (talk) 17:23, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Organizer Rights: [AlphaLemur] edit

Username: AlphaLemur

Reason for Request: Wikimedia Australia Staff Member. We would like to trial the registration tool for events.

Criteria Met: No active blocks: I have No Active blocks

  • Additional Criteria: As Communications Coordinator I create and manage all Wikimedia Australia’s Events online.

--AlphaLemur (talk) 21:16, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 07:52, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Block request edit

Please block 白布街藝興大廈16樓12室係我屋企 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA), 我屋企係白布街藝興大廈16樓12室 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA), ping Johannnes89.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 01:09, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done --Mtarch11 (talk) 04:13, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Report concerning User:94.245.128.141 edit

94.245.128.141 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Abusing talk page, please remove talk page access MathXplore (talk) 09:12, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Already done. — xaosflux Talk 10:47, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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94.245.148.244 edit

Please block 94.245.148.244 (talkcontribsinfoWHOISguc) as long-term abuse (see history of SRP). Thanks, Sdrqaz (talk) 23:55, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:01, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Report concerning User:188.241.83.138 edit

188.241.83.138 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Abusing talk page, please remove talk page access MathXplore (talk) 06:09, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Donexaosflux Talk 11:37, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: MiguelAlanCS edit

Username: MiguelAlanCS

Reason for Request: I need this permission because from the LGBT+ Wikiproject in Spanish we will begin to organize a series of monthly events through the Event Registration tool.

Criteria Met:

  • No active blocks
  • Global edits: 277 534
  • Additional Criteria: Member of Wikimedia LGBT+, and part of the organizer team of Country of the Month in LGBT+ Wikiproject in Spanish

--MiguelAlanCS (talk) 11:33, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 11:37, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: [Kaffzz] edit

Username: [Kaffzz]

Reason for Request: [I need this permission to create a metapage for Africa Day Campaign 2024 and Founders Day Writing Contest 2024.]

Criteria Met:

  • No active blocks: [No active blocks.]
  • Global edits: [2,227]
  • Additional Criteria: [Staff of Open Foundation West Africa.]

Additional Information: My Kaffzz (talk) 15:30, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 16:29, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: [Maju Planas (WMAR)] edit

Username: Maju Planas (WMAR)

Reason for Request: Wikimedia Argentina Staff Member. We would like to trial the registration tool for events.

Criteria Met: No active blocks: I have No Active blocks

  • Additional Criteria: I am a member of the Community Program and would like to be able to create Events online.

Maju Planas (WMAR) (talk) 15:43, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 16:29, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: Ucriesidelplata edit

Username:@Ucriesidelplata

Reason for Request: I need permission to manage the Wikimedistas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata events through the Event Registration Tool.

Criteria Met:

  • No active blocks.
  • Global edits: 6,146
  • Additional Criteria: Wikimedistas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

--Ucriesidelplata (talk) 15:50, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 16:29, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: Freddy eduardo edit

Username: @Freddy eduardo

Reason for Request: I plan to organize events related to the Wikimedia LGBT user group, of which I am part.

Criteria Met:

  • No active blocks.
  • Global edits: 77,766.
  • Additional Criteria: Part of Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedistas de Ecuador.

--Freddy eduardo (talk) 16:15, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 16:29, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: 787IYO edit

Username:787IYO

Reason for request:Hausa Wikimedians User Group. Event organizer

Criteria met: I have no active block

787IYO (talk) 16:15, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 16:29, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: Mwintirew edit

Username: Mwintirew

Reason for Request: To try the tool for our events.

Criteria Met:

  • I have no active blocks
  • Additional Criteria: Grant recipient

Mwintirew (talk) 16:49, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done --M/ (talk) 16:53, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Request for Organizer Rights: Daniel236 edit

Username: [Daniel236]

Reason for Request: [I need this permission because we are organizing the Wiki Loves Africa 2024 campaign in Central Africa.]

Criteria Met:

  • No active blocks: [no active blocks.]
  • Global edits: [1]
  • Additional Criteria: [ grant recipient.]

Additional Information:

[Any other relevant information.] --Daniel236 (talk) 17:42, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Organizer Rights: Warmglow edit

Username Warmglow

Reason for Request To try tool for our upcoming events

Criteria Met

  • I have no active blocks
  • Additional criteria: Team member of Global Open Initiative Foundation

Warmglow (talk) 19:46, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]