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WP:CHU[change | change source]

Resolved. Username changes to be handled on Meta from now

Local renaming has been turned off for SUL finalization, therefore crats don't have the ability to rename users from now. We probably need to make some changes to WP:CHU, so I've edited the contents and closed the pending requests. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:05, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah I keep planning to archive and clean up this page...but been busy this week. Though technically I could have taken care of the pending requests since I am a Global Renamer. But I suppose better for them to reask there. -DJSasso (talk) 01:44, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I had forgotten you had been promoted. Most wikis (including en) seem to be continuing handling global renames in their local pages. Now that we have 2 global renamers and a steward from our 'crats, should we do the same? Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:20, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
I didn't know wikis were still handling this locally. I fully protected our request for rename page so users couldn't make more requests there. If we're going to continue, the protection will need to be removed. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:52, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
I didn't realize anywhere was...the point of this process was for them not to continue locally. I guess we should decide. I would think we should probably send them to meta. -DJSasso (talk) 10:21, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Well that seems fine to me, and I don't see anyone objecting, so it'll be as it is. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:54, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

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WP:CRAT needs to be changed to reflect this. I would make the change, but I don't know the link to send people to. Could someone either give me the link or update the page? Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:27, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

I've updated the page. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 04:39, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 04:52, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to drag this up, just a quick one - can someone temporarily drop the page protection to autoconfirmed? Probably would be worthwhile doing an archive of the page and then cleaning it up a little more to make it clearer that we don't handle renames anymore - soft redirect? Happy to do all if someone can oblige on the protection. Churs. Goblin 03:55, 1 October 2014 (UTC) I ♥ Mh7kJ!
 Done temporarily for archival & cleanup. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 14:03, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
And I'm  Done. I was going to make it a bit prettier and clever, but actually the remaining paragraph does the job just as well as anything else would, I think. Thanks. Goblin 15:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC) I ♥ Bsadowski1!
Thanks for the cleanup. The page has been re-protected. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:36, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Suspected sockpuppet, evading block[change | change source]

Would one of you who is a checkuser please look at User:Alirio 2.0 to see if it looks like the same user as User:Alirio? It seems pretty conclusive to me, but I know we have to have evidence before taking any action. Alirio is currently blocked due to issues with a page in his userspace that has since been deleted. Alirio 2.0 recreated the page, in Alirio's userspace. (I have deleted it again.) Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:07, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Can you file a request at WP:RFCU, so we have it on record, in the right place? - Thanks. --Eptalon (talk) 20:21, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I think duck can apply here. I have taken action accordingly, since the user once again created that article in the original users sandbox after Auntof6 deleted it again. I have indef'ed User:Alirio 2.0 & Salted the sandbox to end when the original block ends for Aliro. -- Enfcer (talk) 21:20, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Request filed. Thanks for making me aware of that page. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:30, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
After the CU, considering the user has not made any efforts to follow the rules and contribute positively to the project but has instead created a nice sock-farm, I think indef blocking them is a good idea. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 19:52, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Funny Face[change | change source]

The page Funny Face has been attracting large amounts of vandalism for sometime now. Is there enough disruption to warrant a protection?--Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 18:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

No. I know it's annoying, but a few edits a day isn't considered a large amount. The amount needed would be so many that it's starting to be hard for us to keep up with it. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:00, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Ok I understand. --Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 07:50, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Reference live links...[change | change source]

... are screwed up at present. Someone tweaked the template(s)? Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Looks fine to me. In which page are you having a problem? Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:26, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Almost all pages I edit. See Immune system. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:36, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Hopefully fixed now. I accidentally broke {{Hide in print}}. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 12:47, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Yippee! Thanks. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:51, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Problem[change | change source]

For some reason I can't rollback the deletion of Universe. Obviously some kind of software problem. Would someone else do it, please? Macdonald-ross (talk) 20:32, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

  • It looks like one of the links is blocked by the spam blacklist. --Ixfd64 (talk) 20:52, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
zideo.nl is on some spam blacklist. I found nothing on our list and only that the link was added back in 2011 on meta to the spam blacklist, however, I'm not able to find it on that list. -Barras talk 10:04, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
I just checked; it's still on the global blacklist at Meta. --Ixfd64 (talk) 19:17, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Protection Request[change | change source]

Hi all. I've created an article named List of highest-grossing Tollywood (Telugu) movies. It is facing so much ip vandalism. It will make glad if you protect or semi-protect this article. Watch it's history here. Thank you. PK talk 09:49, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I have restricted editing to autoconfirmed users, to expire one month from now. --Eptalon (talk) 09:53, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. PK talk 09:58, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

students editing simple wikipedia[change | change source]

I am soon going to be having groups of students editing pages on simple wikipedia. I will be closely monitoring them but in case any issues arise I would be grateful if you contact me about them. They will all have user names beginning with HUW followed by am or pm and a number. Thank you. --Hirodaicommunication (talk) 12:04, 23 October 2014 (UTC)