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Volleyball[change source]

The Volleyball article is inaccurate and offensive. Please remove the inaccurate and offensive part or remove the article. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball — Preceding unsigned comment added by H w silver (talkcontribs) 21:38, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Be specific, please. Vague comments are no help. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:51, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Blocked[change source]

I’m not sure why I got blocked. Maybe because I was trying to edit my husbands page and didn’t know how to do it correctly? Can I get help on this?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:1:811::a4 (talkcontribs)

The IP address you used to post here doesn't look like it has ever been blocked here. Please be sure this is the Wikipedia where you were blocked (this is Simple English Wikipedia, which is separate from English Wikipedia), and give us the IP address or account name that was blocked. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:59, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi Assam?[change source]

Too many static IP, no ranges, persistent sockpuppet disruption. I think a short semi maybe needed here. Thanks ----Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:55, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Protected for one week. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:12, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Annual reminder about deleting pages due to RFDs opened this year[change source]

This concerns pages at RFD being deleted under the following circumstances:

  • The RFD is created in 2019
  • The RFD consensus is to delete the page
  • The page is deleted in 2020

When this happens, the standard delete reason in the drop-down menu will show the wrong year. That is because the delete reason always shows the current year, regardless of when the RFD was created. Therefore, if the above circumstances exist, please do not use the standard delete reason. Instead, copy the page name of the RFD discussion page, and use that, enclosed in square brackets, as the delete reason.

Other things that can help this situation are:

  • Not creating RFDs during the last week of this year (if they can reasonably be avoided)
  • Promptly closing RFDs that are due to close this year
  • For RFDs opened this year but due to close next year, closing them early if that looks reasonable.

RFDs created and closed in the same calendar year are not affected. Neither are RFDs closed with a consensus of keep.

Thanks. Let me know if there are any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:51, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Gotta say I love how this bugs you so much. What we typically did back in the day when this happened was just create a redirect from one to the other. Avoiding all this unneeded trouble. -DJSasso (talk) 16:22, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Requests for semi-protection of John F. Kennedy page[change source]

(Change history)

There has been constant and consistent (changing Fitzgerald to Fortnite) vandalism to the page from IP editors with no other history. There are at least two dozen instances this past week, although going back I found similar edits all the way in 2018. Whether there are a lot of independent vandals doing it, or a very committed spammer using a lot of IP addresses, semi-protection would save a lot of time that's being wasted patrolling this vandalism right now. Brantmeierz (talk) 22:33, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

 Done Semiprotected for a month. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:02, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

attention of steward action[change source]

Notice to all admins: the steward Matiia has recently blocked Sam8521 for 2 hours for vandalism. I note this as the user will almost certainly begin vandalizing once the two hours have finished, and it may be advisible for a local admin to re-review the block. Computer Fizz (talk) 19:24, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Note - now globally locked, probably moot in terms of a local block --DannyS712 (talk) 19:29, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Blocked it anyway because it was an LTA here who back in August had his main account unblocked. So much for that chance to be productive. -DJSasso (talk) 16:21, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Request for fast deletion[change source]

I hereby request quick deletion of the article Sir Adragain under the speedy deletion criterion G1. Beaneater (contact me) (see my edits) 16:10, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

No need to post here when you want a quick deletion. Just put the template on the page and we will see it. -DJSasso (talk) 16:12, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Semi-Protection of Talk:Adolf Anderson[change source]

Repeated abuse from multiple proxies of the same user. Semiprotecting it would make it likely stop completely, as the user has been using IP's only. rollingbarrels (talk) 00:45, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

Update: Bsadowski1 has now protected it. Computer Fizz (talk) 01:10, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

LTA: Adolf Anderseen[change source]

Hi there, i've noticed the person who had vandalised the talk pages of chess and Adolf Anderssen. I was wondering if there could be an abuse filter that could be set up that either disallows the words "adolf anderssen" by ips with no other changes that would either disallow or block those changes. Thanks rollingbarrels (talk) 00:39, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

IMO too broad, blocking / protecting may be a better option. Adolf can means quite a fair bit of things, anderssen as well. IP without any changes can be common due to dynamic IP or some productive IP editing in other places or ISP changes the range, there can be collateral as well to manage. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:24, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: No, I mean the exact string "Adolf Anderseen" not the individual words. rollingbarrels (talk) 08:29, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
I still think an AF maybe overtly harsh and we seems to be able to manage by blocking and reverting, isn't it?--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:15, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
Correct, we use more targeted methods before having to use wider ones like protecting or filters. -DJSasso (talk) 11:45, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Request for flood flag[change source]

Can I please be marked as a flooder for a day? I'm working on clearing out Special:LintErrors/wikilink-in-extlink. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 17:20, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

 Done for 12 hours, please read WP:Flood flag and ensure that no changes outside of those under the purview of those lint errors are made. If you need to make other changes, wait until the time has run out or request the right he removed once you're finished with the lint errors. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 03:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
@Vermont: I'm already done with most of them, and was going to work on other lint errors next. Can I do those (i.e. is the scope limited to just the one type of lint error)? --DannyS712 test (talk) 03:22, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Sure. Vermont (talk) 03:23, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Giorno Giovanna Protection[change source]

Hi, I'm requesting page protection of Giorno Giovanna as users keep adding incorrect information to the page. rollingbarrels (talk) 04:36, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

 Done by Djsasso --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:51, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Longer semi needed for Assam[change source]

Striaght off protection, the same vandal strikes again, I think we can try a longer period of protection. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:51, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

I have implemented a partial block for the time being. Holding off on an extended protection of the page for now because it is pretty obvious that the edits all originate from only one individual. Chenzw  Talk  08:01, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Sure, anything that works and if there is a range now, will be good to just block the range. Thanks much for handling.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:16, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
They are back with another IP, as what I noted in a section above, there is simply no range and hence, protection is warranted IMHO.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:15, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Something that you may not be aware of that we are a bit different about on simple is that we don't really protect pages except in the extreme situation. Think multiple ips with 10's of edits each in a single day. There is very little edits to this page at this point so reverting is generally the best course of action. This page has only had about 25 edits good and bad in the last year. It isn't close to being a protection candidate. -DJSasso (talk) 11:46, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
I sort of know that we do not protect pages unless extreme, thanks for your guidance on when it is extreme. I'll watch and revert if necessary. Thanks for the guidance. Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:53, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Just to be clear, some admins may end up protecting before that as it all comes down to the situation and what kind of vandalism is happening. But generally the rule of thumb is, if reverting can't happen fast enough to fix the issue then protect it. -DJSasso (talk) 11:55, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Noted with thanks.--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:58, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Cecil Hotel (Los Angeles)[change source]

This article might need indefinite or temporary semi-protection, seeing that most of it's edit history is vandalism. --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:20, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Very odd complaint on talk page[change source]

I nominated an article Controversial Reddit communities for quick deletion and (once I had already removed the nomination) a very odd message was left on its talk page. I'm not quite sure how to react to this. What should I do? Should an admin handle it? Beaneater (contact me) (see my edits) 15:35, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@Beaneater00: Checking... stand by please Operator873talkconnect 15:39, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
I deleted it as it was clearly written to attack a specific individual and to "get their name out there". The page has been protected from being recreated for awhile. -DJSasso (talk) 16:05, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

That stupid bot thing[change source]

It's fucking up my edits Whenever I change summet It changes it back in like 5 Seconds but the shite I'm editing is true Sort the bot out Or I will sort you And your dog out — Preceding unsigned comment added by LiamWilk (talkcontribs)

Needless to say account blocked by Chenzw. -DJSasso (talk) 16:39, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Adani2345675[change source]

Adani2345675 has made only two edits and both are creating vandalism articles. Should they be banned?Naddruf (talk) 20:59, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Not yet. For one thing, user has received only one warning. For another, they made only two edits (the bad pages), both were within a few minutes and they seem to have stopped editing for now. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:22, 20 January 2020 (UTC)