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Removal of deletion tag on Ezequiel Matthysse[change source]

Non-logged in users have made many edits to the above article. They are deleting the deletion notice at the top of the page.

This is probably the creator, who is getting around a global lock. See here and here.

Quick deletion may be allowed. The page is copied from an enwiki page. See here.

Can I ask an administrator to protect the page so the tag does not keep getting removed, or delete the page (QD-A3)

Thank you

Local Variable (talk) 14:47, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

 Editor note: The page has been deleted through a request for deletion. This request may be ignored. Local Variable (talk) 13:21, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Suggestion for semi-protection of Google Sites[change source]

Obvious from the article title, this page is about Google Sites. Although we have several IPs who want to write about Sesame Street with spam links. Therefore I would like to suggest semi-protection to this page for several months. I would like to hear about opinions from others. MathXplore (talk) 02:42, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Protected by Eptalon. --Ferien (talk) 07:15, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Confirmed protection, thank you for the response. MathXplore (talk) 07:26, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Suggestion for semi-protection of Reza Homami[change source]

Too stop people from recreating this article yet another time --Trade (talk) 00:38, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done @Trade: I don't think it has been created often enough to protect for that reason. It was created in May this year, but the time before that was last year in November. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:00, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Mass Deletion of pages[change source]

I'd like to post this here to see if we can resolve this quickly without going back through RfD/QD tagging everything here. I'd like a mass deletion of the vast number of redirects created earlier today by 2A00:23C5:8D98:E201:6078:E3B7:FF89:2B8A based on the consenus that we do not need these pages that was discussed at this RfD. Also looks like it's probably a case of an LTA. There are a number of legitimate looking articles that should be excluded from this cleanup. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 01:39, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

To make a start, I just deleted the mass-created talk pages that had only a talk header. I would support deleting any "National <foo> of <country>" redirects that have no incoming links (which I suspect is at least the majority of these). --Auntof6 (talk) 06:24, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
I also support the mass deletion with the same condition as above. Note that the mass-creation of redirects about national things are still active.MathXplore (talk) 13:21, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
I support mass deletion, these don't appear to be useful. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 13:55, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
I would like just the redirects to be deleted. Darubrub (Let me know) 13:56, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
 Done, per the consensus here and at RfD. These redirects were not helpful. --Ferien (talk) 14:28, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
There are a few more redirects that are not in the "National x of y" format, and I'll probably bring those to RfD as they are slightly outside the scope of the old RfD. Thanks for your help, looks good. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 20:25, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Could we also delete the redirects and talk pages from Special:Contributions/2A00:23C5:8D98:E201:50DC:D52A:1C7A:14DD? Darubrub (Let me know) 01:13, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

I don't see a big problem with this user's contributions (at least the ones that haven't already been deleted). --Auntof6 (talk) 07:17, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Same behavior ongoing with 2A00:23C5:8D98:E201:872:510B:96C7:61FF.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 00:00, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Redirects deleted. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:17, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Instead of redirects, now we have lists of national things made by Special:Contributions/2A00:23C5:8D98:E201:DD5C:BDC4:9237:2C99. I think this is close to what we discussed at here. MathXplore (talk) 12:24, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Just for record, I decided to take them to individual RfD discussions. Thank you for the attention. MathXplore (talk) 11:14, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Vandalism[change source]

@2600:387:6:80F:0:0:0:6F: has a history of vandalism on this Wikipedia. Today, he blanked my talk page out of nowhere. He also blanked another page. Just take a look at his contributions and figure out a way to make him less disruptive. —JTZegers (talk) 02:59, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Oh, he’s now vandalizing his own talk page. Revoke TPA!!! JTZegers (talk) 03:15, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

@JTZegers: Blocked by DannyS712. Please report to WP:VIP, our dedicated vandalism reports page, in future and you may get a quicker response. Regards, --Ferien (talk) 08:44, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Ferien, JTZegers: should I clear the warnings since he won't respond -- Kunjarpunch / [ t ] 15:37, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Kunjarpunch: There's no need to clear any messages just because someone won't respond. Blanking talk pages is something that shouldn't really be done. --Ferien (talk) 15:38, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Kunjarpunch:...and his edits show that he's clearly not here to build an encyclopedia. Obviously, I'm too inexperienced to be an admin, but he's demonstrated two major issues: vandalism and poor judgement. He's under the impression that black people are like gorillas, which is just racist and wrong. He knows he's under intense scrutiny yet he continues to vandalize those pages. This couldn't have gone on for much longer before it became a serious timesink. Good block, Danny.--JTZegers (talk) 15:43, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: You did a good job blocking that racist JTZegers He is indeed racist look this showes that he is explicitly racist and if you look at the top it is even worse -- Kunjarpunch / [ t ] 15:45, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Kunjarpunch:, I was the one who caught him, so I guess I should get some credit too.--JTZegers (talk) 15:48, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes, you should -- Kunjarpunch / [ t ] 15:49, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
The first time in history where I did something and no one threatened to block me.--JTZegers (talk) 15:50, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Can the W:WP:GRAVEDANCING stop? Darubrub (Let me know) 15:52, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

 (change conflict)  There is nothing more for admins to do here. @Kunjarpunch, JTZegers: This is a relatively high traffic noticeboard so you are giving the vandal the attention they want or gravedancing. Please stop commenting on their behaviour, they are blocked. --Ferien (talk) 15:53, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

@Ferien: I guess I celebrated too early. Cheers.--JTZegers (talk) 15:54, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Gylfi Sigurðsson[change source]

I'm an admin at en-Wiki. I've just placed a template on the talk page of en:Gylfi Sigurðsson and created an edit notice as Sigurðsson has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences involving a minor. As such, the subject of the article comes under en:sub judice rules. Just a heads up so that admins can assess as to whether or not a similar course of action is needed here. Mjroots (talk) 18:41, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. We're probably a small enough wiki to avoid much disturbance here. Will add it to my watch list to monitor. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 20:31, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Impersonation case[change source]

These accounts were created for the purpose of making the english wiki admins distrust me and reset my standard offer. Can you please block them and prove it's not me? Thanks! Darubrub (Let me know) 18:06, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Darubrub: An CU can assist you better. Leaderboard (talk) 18:14, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: I don't have TPA in en-wiki, so how am I supposed to do that? Darubrub (Let me know) 18:15, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Darubrub: Message an CU from this wiki, for instance. Or use the UTRS system to get back TPA. It is likely that cannot see the data you need. Leaderboard (talk) 18:24, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: I am banned from UTRS until August. Do I go to Ponyo I guess? Darubrub (Let me know) 18:25, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Darubrub: I'm not sure - I would consider waiting till August. Other users here may be able to better assist you, but asking CU is not the way to go. Leaderboard (talk) 18:31, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
I think I'll try IRC. Darubrub (Let me know) 18:35, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Blocked all the accounts. --Ferien (talk) 18:42, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
As the IP suggested elsewhere, it was indeed Android 1123581321. --Bsadowski1 18:56, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
@Ponyo: What do you mean by Block evasion in these accounts? Darubrub (Let me know) 18:58, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
All locked now SHB2000 (talk) 12:01, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Sockpuppets[change source]

I noticed some group of editors that were really similar (similar userpage, editing patterns). The editors first edit unrelated articles, then they edit something related to tech and companies, after which they stop editing. I suspect these might be socks that edited for promoting the articles.

These were added after this first post was made

I also found two IPs that created company articles, which are probably socks too.

I only found these today, and there are probably more of these. Etoza (?) 15:56, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

There are indeed more of these. Unfortunately mostly all of them are stale, and beyond technical evidence it's the username style and editing behavior to match. I think all of the above are socks, though I don't currently see much benefit in blocking. If they edit again, please feel free to send it to RFCU as we'd have newer data to look at. Best, Vermont (talk) 03:13, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection request; Donald Trump[change source]

There has been vandalism occurring on the Donald Trump page for several months. These edits have been mainly made by IP users.

A person with his political status is bound to be messed with. I am requesting a semi-protection on that page. Thank you :-) Kellis7 (talk) 15:13, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

I have semi-protected the page for two months (despite the fact that the bots do a good job at reverting graffitti edits). --Eptalon (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

How long[change source]

How long does someone have to be to consider it LTA? LaugherJ5 Roger dat (talk) 02:12, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

What do you mean by LTA? Thegameshowlad (talk) 18:04, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
@Thegameshowlad: Long term abuser. Darubrub (Let me know) 18:14, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Edits in favour of a country?[change source]

The contributions by seem to be an attempt at removing information about Turkish culture/similar? They've removed information from several pages, however I'm unsure if there's something that fits the warning policy for such. Fixing26 (talk) 18:22, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

It may come under removing content from pages and vandalism and potentially even racism if it’s being derogatory towards such. I would say a block is necessary, if I was in your shoes I’d give them a 7 day block. Thegameshowlad (talk) 18:25, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Temporary protection request[change source]

Can you temporarily protect the articles Tricolour and Dolma, because an IP is constantly POV pushing and edit warring with other IP users and also administrators/rollbackers. Edit warring has occurred in these two articles before, presumably with the same IP user.

Multituberculata (talk) 20:14, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

Both pages are semi-protected now--Eptalon (talk) 07:48, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Editing[change source]

There are many articles on Wikipedia that accuse Donald Trump of saying certain things. However, they can not be proved as true. The references are simply references to articles written by the news media. If these accusations can not be verified by a source other than an article written by someone who doesn't have the evidence to back it up, then the word allegedly should be added before the accusation. When I made this correction, I was immediately told that my edits were being reversed because non-English speaking people would not understand the word. If someone doesn't speak English, then they can look at Wiki translated to their language. I do not think anyone should be blamed for something that has not been verified. I am not a Trump fan, but I do respect fairness. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lcwaves (talkcontribs) 06:28, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

@Lcwaves: Thank you for voicing this concern. First, about the word "allegedly": the entire point of this wiki is to use simple language. Instead of using that word, you could rephrase the sentence to use simpler language. If I knew the exact sentence you're referring to, I might be able to suggest other wording.
As for using various news media sources to support claims of what someone said, Wikipedia has the concept of reliable sources. If a source is considered reliable, then we trust that what they say is true. Again, without knowing exactly what sources were being used to support the claim(s) you are talking about, I can't say anything more.
Thank you for wanting to keep Wikipedia honest. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:44, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
One of the ways to rephrase: He allegedly said that... -> Perhaps he said that.., Some people think that he said that... Other people do not agree. And if you think that this isn't true, but can't find a source, add a {{fact}} template.--Eptalon (talk) 07:47, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Protection request[change source]

Could you please protect George Reeves, which is getting vandalized immediately after the recent block expired? –Morneo06 (talk) 20:19, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

And also Talk:Travel which keeps getting vandalized. Morneo06 (talk) 21:21, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Both done. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:02, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

Urgent SP[change source]

Please SP Indonesia the LTA is back and the proxy ip keeps getting globally blocked but they just hop onto another one immediately and re-add. Thanks! PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 03:35, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

(Non-administrator observation)  Done by Bsadowski1 PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 04:12, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Abella Danger[change source]

If you look at Abella Danger's page history, you can see a history full of vandalism and reverts towards an unregistered user which in turn is an "IP hopping vandal". It appears if we block this unregistered user, they'll just hop onto another unregistered account and continue vandalizing that same page. They even vandalized my talk page. Is it possible to SP Abella Danger's page to stop the ongoing vandal and revert cycle? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 04:29, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

SP my talk[change source]

Can you SP my talk pages please? Getting vandalized. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 04:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Can someone do mine as well? SHB2000 (talk) 04:32, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
And me too! (LTA IS HORRIBLE) Elytrian - Talk 05:43, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Uhh, maybe a global sysop could fix my English one too? Elytrian - Talk 05:49, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Can you also do it "indef"? Once it expires, he'll come back again. SHB2000 (talk) 05:45, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

SP 'Twinkie'[change source]

Can somebody SP this page? Edit warring against a IP sock-puppeteer for spelling of 'flavo(u)r'. Elytrian - Talk 05:14, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

(I'm not in the edit war btw) Elytrian - Talk 05:15, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation)  Done by Eptalon PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 05:40, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
I semi-protected the page, and blocked a few of the IPs (the ones that clearly vandalised, and were unable to agree). --Eptalon (talk) 05:41, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Featured article?[change source]

Where did it go today? I think its Article 28 that you meant to put, not 25. Elytrian - Talk 06:11, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

PP Port Macquarie, New South Wales[change source]

Can someone protect Port Macquarie, New South Wales? Frequent edit warring over WMF banned user. SHB2000 (talk) 08:14, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Cann someone do Ballina, New South Wales as well? SHB2000 (talk) 08:20, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

RFPP for Talk:Pol Pot[change source]

Please semi-protection for Talk:Pol Pot as LTA GRP vandalism. --SCP-2000 (talk) 16:38, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Lurker note: Already protected by Eptalon EpicPupper (talk) 19:22, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

RFPP for First Fleet[change source]

Please semiprot this article, extensive IP vandalism and unconstructive edits. EpicPupper (talk) 18:28, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Lurker note: Already protected by Eptalon EpicPupper (talk) 19:22, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Main page[change source]

Can somebody please move Main Page/Article 28 to Main Page/Article 25? It will fix the broken main page selected article section. Thanks. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 18:29, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

I've moved the page accordingly. Please let me know if there's anything I may have missed. Hiàn (talk) 18:57, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
Looks great to me, thanks. Just for everybody's info, you can think of it like a deck of cards that that main page just cycles through. When one card is deleted, it's like pulling a card from the middle of the deck, leaving a gap in the main page cycle. Taking a card off the top of the deck and putting it back into the middle of the deck fills the gap, and the main page works well again. Thanks! --Gordonrox24 | Talk 19:20, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

RfD page[change source]

I noticed a couple of quirks on this page.

  1. In the rules it states “this is not a vote” and refers to it as a “suggestion” but the template for creating a new one adds “ Please discuss this request below, but keep in mind that you shouldn't vote on everything and that there may be options other than "keep" or "delete", such as merging.
  • Maybe fix the template so it doesn’t say vote but suggestion instead?
  1. It puts the entire page in the category of RfDs that succeeded. I know this is from the section where closed RfDs are put on the page. Is there a way (perhaps commenting out) the addition of the category so it does not get added to that specific category. There are active discussions on that page too but I feel if we can get it removed then it helps clean up categories. Thanks PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? (Pronouns: He, him, his) 20:46, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Protection request[change source]

Please protect Khmer Rouge‎ due to exzessive vandalism by GRP. Morneo06 (talk) 21:48, 2 August 2021 (UTC)