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Translations needed for an approved banner about draft recommendationsEdit

I need helpers to translate approved banner proposed at CentralNotice/Request/Draft recommendations from Wikimedia 2030 working groups into at least a few major languages. Thanks. --George Ho (talk) 20:53, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit filtersEdit

Is there a place to get assistance for smaller projects where there isn't really anyone that is a bona fide edit filter expert? We've got a vandal or two on en.quote that are simply not amenable to range blocks, and last time we tried implementing an edit filter it ended up in a lot of collateral damage and had to be disabled. GMGtalk 12:26, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

I presume you could ask for help here. I could help, to an extent, however there are many more well-versed in filters than I. What vandal is it? Best regards, Vermont (talk) 15:17, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
The more immediate is probably "the Toy Story vandal", for lack of a better term. Probably a child. But has targeted pages on Pixar movies (see for example here), and this goes back years. Just to block their last three IP's on that one article its 4x1029 IPv6 addresses. GMGtalk 15:40, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@GreenMeansGo: For one-off advice, you can ask here, or in some of our other admin type forums, pop a question on my talk page here, or at my enWQ talk page. If you are looking for more distinct and ongoing assistance, then your advisors are going to need to see your filters, I would suggest that your community look to get consensus to have the AbuseFilter right abusefilter-modify to be separately assigned by local admins and/or crats (see enWS's means to achieve with "Abuse filter editors" at s:Special:ListGroupRights). Then if you want some true experts there are others around where we can direct for help, though it will all be restricted by the rights issue. Your community needs to work out what it wants, and how you want to support it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:57, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Advice based on one example is tricky but let me start with what may be possible. What exactly are you trying to do (stop, slow down, flag, make difficult), to whom (new users, IP addresses, someone who hasn't met a criteria) and to what. If it is a distinct set of articles then you can have some means to categorise based on a common feature or individually identify those to the filter (build a list). Happy to advise, but detailed advice about filters and specific twists to apply is not best here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:07, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, well, I realize we don't want to teach vandals how to stuff beans up their nose. I guess that's a problem in and of itself though, because how do you get community approval for an edit filter that you can't really advertise. (I suppose there is always the option of begging someone to run for local sysop for the sole purpose of managing our edit filters.) GMGtalk 12:50, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo or IRC, email...Praxidicae (talk) 13:44, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
As I said for enWS, we have the ability for someone to be assigned the abusefilter rights on their own, and it has limited assignation, though it is a useful ability. And I would say that the stewards have followed that path in that they opened up global filters to meta administrators. Design your community to how it best functions to the available people and tools.
  • Is it possible to do filters only for pages in certain categories? It's a bit touchy on quote, for example, there may be very few instances where it's appropriate to add "fuck" to an article on Wikipedia, but there may actually be many legitimate instances when adding quotes. GMGtalk 21:59, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
    yes/no. Normal categories are just text, or part of textual templates, so if you can match it, then yes. Special categories are not, so those are no.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)


I have begun a new wikiproject proposal which goes by the name WikiDirect.WikiDirect is a proposal for a free worldwide guidebook, tht would help in day to day questions, basically it is a Q&A wiki. Right now, i cant seem to find any volunteers to improve this page (coding and etc...) Please, if you have any time, step forward and help to construct this proposal into something better... Arep Ticous 11:04, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Partial blocks status updateEdit

Partial blocks has been enabled on all Wikivoyage, Wikisource and Wiktionary wikis. We think the partial blocks feature is at a good, stable stage now as we have seen fewer and fewer bugs come up in the last few months of the feature being deployed on various projects. The team has spent a lot of time in improving the backend infrastructure of block code and made sure that the code is reliable, in anticipation of any future features that may need to be added.

There continues to be requests from more wikis for partial blocks. We also presented about partial blocks at Wikimania and it was very well-received, with several attendees asking for partial blocks to be enabled on their home wikis. In light of the general positive reception to partial blocks on wikis where it is deployed, we are planning to do a wider deployment to more Wikimedia projects in the next few weeks.

We will continue to collect feedback about partial blocks as we launch the feature on more wikis, alongside data collection on usage of the feature. We are also around to do maintenance work on the features, as and when needed. For the Anti-Harassment Tools Team, SPoore (WMF) Strategist, Community health initiative (talk) 14:59, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia African MonthEdit

Good afternoon,

After a successful first edition, I would not know how to have other editions, in other languages, especially since a Portuguese edition had been produced without any connection with the French. How do we organize all this? Also, do I have to create a site the way of the Asian month (I have good HTML/CSS/PHP knowledge and a little JavaScript)? For information, the next organisation will be established in January, and the jury two months later, before the competition in May.

Thank you & Cordially, AirSThib (Flight attendant · Flights), the 16:49, 14 September 2019 (UTC).


Quiero hacer algunos cambios en la biografía de la señora Stull debido a que lo que aparece en Wikipedia ha sido desmentido por ella y con pruebas fehacientes. Cómo se hace cuándo quién creó el artículo denuncia que al hacer estos cambios se está siendo violento?

Discuss it on the talk page of the article. If there are further problems, then you need to discuss it in their village pump/community discussion pages.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:19, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Second iteration of draft recommendations publishedEdit

Hey there. The second (September) iteration of draft recommendations (m:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Recommendations) are published at Meta-wiki. What we reviewed and discussed in the past month was the first (August) iteration. Now is your time to review the current (second) iteration of the recommendations. --George Ho (talk) 11:14, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Goodness; I read a few of them and these look like anew recommendations with little connect to the earlier versions .... Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 17:46, 21 September 2019 (UTC)