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Liberian hoaxer[change source]

Please block user:Temne protestant and all delete all his creations. This user is clearly a new account of en:user:Kgyshsirga and en:user:Contributor 174o1. RHaworth (talk) 22:21, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Two of his creations remain. Kingdom of Koya, and Niger Bai. Both look reasonable; yes, they probably need work, but I can't find much of a hoax If anyone has interest/knolwedge in the area feel free to improve. --Eptalon (talk) 21:15, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Protection request[change source]

Can Pancake please be semi-protected? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 07:40, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Very few edits too it so can be dealt with by reverts and blocks. -DJSasso (talk) 11:05, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion Request Needs To Be Closed[change source]

Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2019/Curro Romero (snowboarder) has been open for two weeks now and it is very obvious that the verdict is to delete. Can somebody delete the page?--Examknowtalk 23:10, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

It will get closed when an admin chooses to close it. 7 days is only a minimum. -DJSasso (talk) 10:29, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

ȷ na narty ȷ na kąt rozwarty[change source]

user:ȷ na narty ȷ na kąt rozwarty is harassing me after I got her blocked on English Wikipedia. CLCStudent (talk) 14:22, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Locally blocked and globally locked.--Cohaf (talk) 14:26, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

chenzwbot has been down for the past two weeks[change source]

Can another admin look into setting up another anti-vandal bot, please? Computer Fizz (talk) 13:48, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Why it has to be admin setting up another anti-vandal bot ? Tomybrz Bip Bip 14:08, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Not really necessary, I just think some of the most dedicated people are admins because DEAL but it doesn't really matter. Although it would be ideal if it ws a rollbacker for obvious reasons. Computer Fizz (talk) 14:12, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Other admins are, but its not that big a deal, just rollback the edits you see and move on. Continuing to post over and over doesn't help. You said you had some source code. Feel free to send me what you have. I am curious what it is you have. And it would have to be an admin running a bot like this, wouldn't leave a bot this powerful to just a regular user. But there are a few of us who can. -DJSasso (talk) 15:29, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
When the bot is down, we can sort by ORES score and look through ones tagged. It's less efficient but works. Vermont (talk) 17:14, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I will also bug Chenzw again in a few days. I think he is likely in a busy school period or something like that from what I can remember last time an extended outage like this happened. I don't want to pester him too much. -DJSasso (talk) 18:28, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Possible Copyright/Attribution issue[change source]

It looks like Bonthefox3 (talk · contribs) is copy/pasting large amounts of text in a fairly rapid rate without attributing the material. I suspect that it is from en.wikipedia. Not sure how we handle this type of copyright issues. Nunabas (talk) 17:43, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Yeah have been looking. Already deleted some. Most so far has just been adding infoboxes which is fine. -DJSasso (talk) 17:55, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
What is left is just infobox adds. Some cleanup needs to be done on a few of them to fix sources and remove inappropriate templates (I grabbed a bunch but am sure I missed some) but the rest is generally ok. -DJSasso (talk) 18:14, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Also to add some references/notes sections. The changes apparently added references and/or notes to articles that didn't have them before. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:25, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
The infoboxes still need to be attributed in some way if they're direct copies from enwiki. Vermont (talk) 18:35, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Not when adding to a page, they are copying straight facts, you only need attribution when there is "originality of thought". Doesn't happen with infoboxes. It is the same reason you can copy a single sentence like "City X has a population of 20 and is located in Canada" without violating copyright. -DJSasso (talk) 18:38, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Hm, I would have thought that content-specific infoboxes meet the threshold of originality. Never mind, then. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 18:44, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Markdabeast1 (model)[change source]

Ip dispute here, please semi protect this page, thanks. --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 01:11, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
No need. It's one person who was now warned, and will be blocked if they remove the RfD notice again. Vermont (talk) 01:24, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Vermont Or another admin, they did it again, block them. --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 01:53, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Done. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 02:01, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Vermont or another admin IP 45.41.136.140 is now evading the block, please block them and semi protect the article --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 02:31, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Vermont or another admin Another one 185.191.207.202 --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 02:32, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2019/Markdabeast1 (model) also protect this page. --Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 02:49, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Stale drafts.[change source]

When looking at categories such as Category:Pages created with the Article Wizard from 2018, they are only filled with drafts that have not been changed in over a year. I am wondering if they can be left there forever or be deleted due to the web host rule of Wikipedia. Zaxxon0 (talk) 10:01, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

We will probably need to look at them, one by one. If you see one that is clearly unfit, why don't you propose it for deletion (or make one RfD for all that you think aren't ready and haven't been touched in a long time)? --Eptalon (talk) 10:08, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
I never thought about taking them to RfD, just wondering if the en:wp:NOTWEBHOST applies here. Zaxxon0 (talk) 10:22, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
Not if the articles were related to improving the wiki which most if not all would be. The better plan would be to move any that are good enough to be stubs to mainspace. Any that are really old you can put up for Rfd if you really wish too. But generally we haven't deleted user space sandboxes/drafts until the user hasn't edited on the wiki in a number of years. -DJSasso (talk) 10:53, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
I would point out, not all appear to be drafts. Some are mainspace. The category isn't just for drafts, it is for any article that was created with the article wizard which will include articles that are now mainspace articles. -DJSasso (talk) 10:54, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

User:thegooduser[change source]

Please semi-protect this page due to persistent vandalism. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:58, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

There should instead be an edit filter that prevents new users from changing user pages. Zaxxon0 (talk) 23:53, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. Computer Fizz (talk) 23:55, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
I've imported a filter from metawiki that should prevent non-autoconfirmed editors from making such edits. See Special:AbuseFilter/87. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 01:44, 16 June 2019 (UTC)