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Flood flag (new)[change source]

I plan on fixing all 1,523 articles in this category using AWB. Requesting the flood flag. Operator873talkconnect 15:59, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Down to 1,123 articles remaining. Taking a break for a bit. Operator873talkconnect 22:10, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Have you had the flood flag before? The rules are:
  • You specify exactly what you want to do while you have the flag, and how long you want the flag for (so that either an admin will be available to remove it when you are done or it can be set to automatically expire).
  • While you have the flag, you work only on what you said you need the flag for: no anti-vandalism work, no talk page messages, no working on other things, etc.
  • After you are given the flag, you have to log out and back in for it to take effect.
  • When the flag is removed or expires, you must log out and back in again.
So can you say when you want it and for how long? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:49, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


And by the way, it's deprecated, not depreciated! :D --Auntof6 (talk) 03:04, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: As if it wasn't too terribly obvious, no I haven't had the flood flag before. I was honestly "best guessing" the request from previous requests I've found in archives. I wasn't aware I needed to cease all other operations while the flag was active, but I really appreciate you giving me the heads up before I did something silly. I'm about to resume working on the category; exact work being performed is removing depreciated image syntax from templates on the remaining 1,123 articles in the above category. I'm using AWB with a Find/Replace setup that I thoroughly tested on beta before even asking for permission to use AWB here. Essentially, all it does is remove [[File: or [[Image: from the beginning of a file name and everything that follows it. I'm running AWB setup to require me to approve each edit before saving. AWB will also make misc corrections in the article, as I'm sure you're familiar with. But I review all changes before saving. As for how long? I'd estimate 90 minutes will be fine.
That all being said, there's no much activity tonight (Friday's are usually slow WMF wide), I can proceed without the flag. If any editor feels my changes are disrupting Recent Changes feed, I'll halt work until it can be implemented. I already monitor this page for changes, so I'll be alerted to any messages. If that's ok with you Auntof6 and other attending admins. Operator873talkconnect 03:56, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
That's OK with me. Marking your changes as minor might help, too, because people can suppress those from their display. Just make sure the image displays correctly after your change because, as somebody else mentioned, different templates here have different syntax requirements for images. Some may still need the File: prefix (those templates might themselves need updating), some may need parameters for size specified on the same line, etc. Even if some parameters have been deprecated (D-E-P-R-E-C-A-T-E-D, with no "I"!), that doesn't mean that our version of a template has been updated to work without the deprecated parameters(s). --Auntof6 (talk) 04:22, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh, and if you ever do work under the flood flag, you turn off AWB's general fixes and spelling correction. If working without it, it's OK to leave those on. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:27, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: LOL omg I've been reading that and going "what is she talking about?!" annnnnnnnd now I know. Sometimes (as my edit summaries occasionally atest too) I'm not awesome when I'm typing a jillion miles an hour. As far as the templates are concerned, I've learned which templates are ok with the lack of File: and which aren't. I've even learned some templates like {{Infobox website}} are ok with no File: on the icon image, but not the screenshot image. WP is weird sometimes. All edits are already marked m to exclude them as you said. If you have a follow-on task for me to look at, let me know! Maybe on talk page since we are blowing up ANI right now. :-) Operator873talkconnect 04:31, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Inaproppriate username[change source]

Special:Contributions/Icurstupidiot

Daniel "Danny" Lorraine (talk) 02:16, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Requesting for Patroller/Rollerback[change source]

Hello I am putting this request here while being fully aware I had already done so permissions sometime back but i never got any response there. I don't know if this is kind of being setting my ambitions to high. But I have actively participated here since I joined and one of the things I noticed is that they ain't too many patrollers to patrol new articles as soon as they are uploaded on this Wikipedia, I have had to work and admired the help of user:Operator873, user:MiloDenn, user:BRPever and offcause admin user:Auntof6 who have all been directing me and correcting my flaws when I fault. I have since created about 40 articles, made about 100 edits per day and gave appropriate warnings to vandals since I noticed some editors, mostly IP users vandalise. I have tried to revert and inform them of my actions on their talk. I have also improved aricles set for QD which were not upto our standard because I thought they needed improvement not DQ. They include Kevin De Bruyne and Antoine Griezmann. I have enjoyed every bit of being here and also set QD to articles I thought needed to go. However, I must also admit that I have made flaws too in my efforts to make this a great platform, among them is the issue of red links, for which I have reserved counsel from user:Operator873 and I have heeded his call never do undo. Thus, i wish to acquire the rights in order to make the work of patrolling and rollback a lot for easier for fellow colleagues as active as I possibly can. Best regards MyPeople76 (talk) 11:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

You made your request in an archive of old requests so it wasn't looked at. You can request rollback at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions#Current requests for rollback. As far as Patroller, I would recommend not requesting it yet as your request would likely be denied as you are very new to this wiki. -DJSasso (talk) 13:29, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Harrassment from Users[change source]

I desperately need an administrator to assist in protecting my page from being deleted! We have worked very hard to recognize Chairman Sean P. Jackson and have followed Wikipedia's rules precisely. Two users in particular continue to abuse their authority by making false claims and attempted to flag our page however our guidelines meet your requirements. The users are: Drmies and MShabazz. These two users continue to leave identical comments and converse amongst one another. These two users are attempting to delete our article about Chairman Jackson because of their being upset about my repeated attempts to add Chairman Jackson's name to an article titled: List of African-American republicans". Please refer to comments left on that page as they are antagonizing. Chairman Jackson is a national figure and deserves to have an article with Wikipedia. Thank you sjacksonn01Sjacksonn01 (talk) 01:42, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

That dispute is happening on the English Wikipedia, not here on the Simple English Wikipedia, so we can't help you. Your concerns would be better left at en:WP:ANI, although from my brief checking it doesn't look like harassment. Vermont (talk) 01:47, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Link Spam Vandal[change source]

There is a linkspam vandal on Barbie that keeps inserting linkspam. //nepaxt 23:50, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

It isn't enough to block yet. Checking with Special:LinkSearch, all instances of the website have been removed, and the /24 range (103.255.4.0/24) shows only 4 edits. If it continues, report it to WP:VIP. Vermont (talk) 23:56, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
I checked the global contributions for both IPs that edited on simple, and it does not seem to be a crosswiki issue. Oddly enough, this looks like manual spamming rather than usual spambots. Vermont (talk) 00:02, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
That's quite interesting. Maybe just a troll? Xenrose 00:23, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

User:170.185.46.17[change source]

This user has been blanking quite a few pages in the past hour. They are disruptive and a block may be appropriate. Barbara (talk) 19:13, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Was just gonna let you know, Vermont has already blocked the IP. :-) Operator873talkconnect 19:16, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. You are quick! Barbara (talk) 11:30, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

[change source]

I am trying to find a replacement image for the National Rail logo on Template:Rail-interchange, but the only one I can find is on enwiki ([1]), and appears to be copyrighted. My question is whether since it is on wikipedia I can use it or not (I presume not but better to check), and if not what I should use for the national rail logo? Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 08:20, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

If the image is only on English Wikipedia, we can't use it here. It would have to be in Wikimedia Commons. Which image are you referring to? If there are no images on Commons, it could be that the logos are copyrighted. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:55, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
On Template:Rail-interchange in the documentation under "And some specials" there are three items, and the middle one, GB Rail, is missing a logo. I was looking for an image to put there... Milo, Talk, Contribs 09:01, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
See if you can find one that will work under c:Category:British Rail logos. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:58, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks: that's perfect! Milo, Talk, Contribs 10:05, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Import request "Asteroid impact prediction" from English Wikipedia[change source]

I was about to import an article from English Wikipedia, but reading the import instructions, I clicked on the import guidebook link and got here: Wikipedia:Transwiki_attribution, where I read that "Any user can request an import by an admin at the administrators' noticeboard.". I wrote most of the original article text, and plan to update it with more technical details, however when I wrote the initial article I tried to keep the English simple and avoided technical terms such as Solar Elongation, Phase Angle etc. so I'm hoping that it won't take too much work to become a Simple English Wikipedia article. Please can you import it for me? Also, is there a checker tool available to check for vocabulary that is not allowed? Thanks in advance. Rafflesgluft (talk) 14:22, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

@Rafflesgluft: Hey there and welcome to Simple English Wikipedia! I hope you like your stay here. Before you start editing, there are a few things you should know about this Wikipedia verses English Wikipedia. Take a look at WP:SIMPLE for the basics, and you can find a word list (simple language) here. It can be quite challenging to write a scientific or in-depth article, but I think you may find the challenge appealing. There is still a lot to do here so feel free to settle in and experiment. One of our admins, Auntof6 has made this list of some other things that are significantly different from our sister project. As for importing the article, I'll leave that for one of our admin to decide what to do... but I strongly suggest not importing it at all and restart the article from scratch. Doing so will prevent any chance of more complex English sneaking it's way into the article. If you need any type of help, don't hesitate to leave me a message on my talk page. Again, welcome to our community and let me know if I can be of any help. Operator873talkconnect 14:58, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
I have imported it for you. -DJSasso (talk) 15:38, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Operator873 Djsasso Thanks both. Unfortunately my available time slot isn't enough to write the article from scratch twice, but hopefully making a conscious effort to keep it simple when I was writing it will have helped. I'll have a look at the links and edit it. Thanks again.Rafflesgluft (talk) 16:43, 28 August 2018 (UTC) PS edits now completed.

IP creating pages[change source]

What should be done about this? Special:Contribs/2601:81:8500:F6E0:75C3:29F0:C965:E60F. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 20:50, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Can you be more specific? Several of the pages have changed since they were created, so it's not clear if you're asking about their current state or their original state. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:50, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
If I were to come upon their pages in their original state, what is the recommended course of action with pages like that? Also, should they be warned on their talk page for it? Vermont (talk) 21:55, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
I've deleted quite a few of them recently because there were QD requests. Redirecting is also OK if there's a good redirect target. I'd still warn the creator, though. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:58, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Innapropriate user name[change source]

User:Ozhwah DAMAGED my Switch console Spotted this guy (probably a vandal) in recent changes. Block him/her right now. 2001:8003:A8B0:E300:B033:C552:A767:A538 (talk) 23:00, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Blocked by Chenzw. Vermont (talk) 23:11, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

RfD backlog....[change source]

Hello fewllow admins, We currently have quite a few RfDs running. I have closed some of the clearer cases today, but I would suggest fellow administrators also do some closings. We don't want to sound arbitrary, when it comes to deletion requests. --Eptalon (talk) 08:38, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Of the six remaining ones, only two have reached their close dates. Several of the ones you closed hadn't reached their close dates yet. It's true that admins are allowed to close requests early, but I don't think you can call it a backlog until there are many RfDs actually past their close date. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:41, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Sysop Help[change source]

Please take a peek at AWB request page. I'm asking for access to correct another category of deprecated params. Operator873talkconnect 00:07, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

@Auntof6: or any other roaming sysop, I've decided to go ahead and ask for flood flag. I realize this limits my activity to just these edits: replacing "alma_mater" or "alma mater" with "education" across articles listed on the relevant category. Duration of flag can be set to expire in one hour. Thank you. Operator873talkconnect 02:09, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Operator873: I'm here now. I see you're already working on it: do you still want the flag? You'd have to log in again for it to take effect. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:30, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: yes I do please. I will log in/out when I have confirmation it is done. Also, please visit WP:VIP for LTA report. Operator873talkconnect 02:31, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Operator873: Flood flag set. When you're finished, please log off and back in -- even with the expiration set (as you requested), I think the login is required to turn it off. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:35, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
PS: Login to turn off must be done after expiration or manual removal. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:37, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

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Probably not supposed to edit with flood flag, but I wanted to confirm it is working and I will either request removal or relog after expiry. Thanks!!! Operator873talkconnect 02:39, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Flood flag no longer needed. I'm done for tonight. Operator873talkconnect 03:32, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Flag removed. Please log in again. Thanks for the improvements! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:34, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Just curious: are you sure about the logout/login part? May be true here; I don't know. On ladwiki, I don't seem to have to do that. (But maybe that's because I'm a sysop there?) StevenJ81 (talk) 15:19, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Not 100% sure. When I give myself the flood flag, I have found that I need to do a new login if I'm using AWB, but not if I'm working in the same browser where I set the flag. I suppose the software might have changed. We could test it some time if you want, but I don't have time to do that right now. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:14, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

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In about an hour to an hour and a half, I will be in a position to assist testing this issue. We can evaluate the affect of flood flag on normal edits as well as via AWB. Test edits should be confined to a single mainspace article and be null edits such as <!-- null edit --> unless a better idea is presented of course. Operator873talkconnect 18:25, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm definitely curious. I don't use AWB—I keep meaning to try it, and never seem to have time. So I've always been working in the same browser where I set the flag. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:29, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm home and available for testing if anyone wants to go through the motions... you know... for science. Operator873talkconnect 19:55, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
It is due to AWB not seeing you have the flag because it only grabs your flags when you login. So you have to log out on AWB and back in so AWB will see the flag. -DJSasso (talk) 15:43, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
All of which makes me wonder the following:
  • If you have to log out and log back in anyway, why not simply run AWB from a bot account and be done with it? Is there a reason I am missing that it is better to do it with one's primary account set to "flood"? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:38, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
One difference that I know: On AWB, bot accounts can do automatic saves, so that you can make a !ot of changes without a person being able to check each one. We'd want to limit the number of people who can do that. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:28, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Sure. But I'm thinking about a "bot" account that isn't really running a true "bot" (i.e., a fully-automated process). I'm talking about one that is running semi-automated processes under direct manual supervision. I use my bot account on Incubator exactly and strictly for that: (1) large amounts of category work using Cat-A-Lot, and (2) running a gadget we have there for bulk deletion of pages. (It's not "Nuke", it's what we use mostly to delete test projects once they've been turned into independent subdomain projects.) Does AWB interpret the "bot" flag and the "flood" flag differently from each other? StevenJ81 (talk) 22:14, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
AWB doesn't look at the flood flag at all, just the bot flag. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:11, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Really it comes down to trust levels. An admin when they give the flood flag are supposed to go through the persons edits and make sure they didn't do anything bad while they had the flood flag. It is a temporary flag whereas the bot flag is permanent and thus once it is given chances are not a lot of checking is going on. -DJSasso (talk) 14:10, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Fair. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:25, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Template:Infobox album[change source]

Would a roaming admin import an updated copy of this Template please? Preparing for the next step of deprecated params after I finish the depreceated params on Infobox person. Operator873talkconnect 00:53, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

I tried, but it's apparently already up to date. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:31, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Just wanted to make sure it was the most current before I started working on the problems. Operator873talkconnect 01:33, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Possible WP:IMPERSONATE[change source]

New account Vandana chandel may need to be looked at by an admin. Appears to claim to be 2016 Diva Miss North India finalist. Operator873talkconnect 02:36, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Help with editing bootcamp[change source]

Swim123blue left this message on my talkpage. Can everyone be ready to help if needed? --Peterdownunder (talk) 03:48, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

It will be 2.00am local time for me.--Peterdownunder (talk) 03:51, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

This Saturday, 9/22 from 9am-1pm PDT, I'm going to have a workshop for up to 30 students to learn how to edit Wikipedia. There will be multiple computers from the same IP address trying to edit WP, with usernames, at the same time. Would you be in a position to help clear the way ahead of time so my students can avoid getting blocked? Or should I direct this request to another editor/ambassador who controls those switches? As always, thanks. Swim123blue (talk) 20:13, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

I should be available. That's 11am CDT if I'm not mistaken. I'll clear my schedule and be ready to assist as needed. Operator873talkconnect 03:55, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks --Peterdownunder (talk) 04:19, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

@Swim123blue: As far as blocking goes there is no automated blocking per se. You may run into account creation limit throttles, and edit throttles, which are both automated. I would recommend your students create their account prior to your class, on a computer IP address not located on the one you are going to use. If this is not possible, you can request Account Creator Access temporarily for this event which would bypass your account from the 6 per day IP based Account Create Throttle or an Admin can help, but we will need email addresses for the accounts to be created for the passwords to be sent to, so it is better if you or the student can create those. I will be at work when this event is going on. I should be able to monitor it from work, but can not guarantee that. -- Enfcer (talk) 23:57, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Rash of templates[change source]

Who is this person, and why do we need all these templates? Surely editors should discuss before they go on such a binge. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:31, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes, they should! Yesterday, the IP 2606:A000:6990:A800:25D5:E51E:46D8:E33A created literally dozens of them. I haven't checked them all but at least one, Template:Spa, appears to be malformed. Also, the documentation in others is full of red links. Others are rather pointless redirects, e.g [2] and they appear to have been copied wholesale from English Wikipedia. Hence the red links. Others like Template:Copied multi use external links to diffs on English Wikipedia as examples. Voceditenore (talk) 09:48, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
They seem to be colied directly from enwiki. I think we should delete the templates and ask the user not to create any more without community consensus. Vermont (talk) 12:04, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
And now they're messing with RfD pages and posting RfD notifications to talk pages of inactive users. I'm going to warn them and delete most of the templates. Vermont (talk) 12:50, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Macdonald-ross, I've checked the IP range. See User:Vermont/Reports/Other Notes#Template Creators. I deleted the templates directly copied from enwiki, the vast majority of which were AfD templates or some other process unique to enwiki that is useless here or we already have templates for, and I also deleted the dozen or so articles they made in Wikipedia: space that are direct copies of the English Wikipedia pages (their Requested Moves page had even copied moving discussions from enwiki). They're creating more now; do we have consensus to block? I warned them on their talk page about 40 minutes ago. Vermont (talk) 13:31, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
I was close to deleting the templates myself yesterday. However, I just now looked at the message that was left on the user's talk page, and I think we need to do better than that. Explain that we are a separate wiki and don't use the same templates and other things that enwiki does. Explain that we don't want templates here that aren't going to be used. Then explain that their continuing to create these unused and unneeded templates is disruptive and ask them to stop. The current message on their talk page doesn't do any of that, so the user might not understand that there's a problem other than one user not liking what they're doing. Let's try to get their attention and cooperation before blocking them. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:53, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Auntof6, the messages would be pointless. These are dynamic IPs with at least 4 involved in the disruption. The whole range is blocked on the English Wikipedia for the same disruption. See [3]. Furthermore they are sock IPs of the globally locked account Zacharycook597. Another of his socks, Zacharycook503 (talk · contribs) edited here until 9 September when he was blocked by Vermont. Note that the first two messages on User talk:Zacharycook503 are from his English Wikipedia talk page. He placed them here himself for some strange reason. On 22 September his account was also globally locked [4]. See also en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Zacharycook597/Archive. Voceditenore (talk) 08:02, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I think it's conclusive that the range should be blocked as En. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:48, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

South-Asia National Symbol IP Editor[change source]

A significant portion of edits by 88.106.13.139 are hoaxes, such as the dozens of redirects about national symbols not actually being the national symbols of that country. The editor is also creating articles copied directly from enwiki. When deleting one of the redirects they made, I noticed that it was also deleted in 2013 in a mass deletion of pages by 80.44.247.122. Although they are completely different IP ranges, based on behavior it seems very likely they're the same editor. As I was not here in 2013, is this an LTA/sockpuppeteer that I'm not recognizing? It seems like their edits are generally disruptive, as some are good and many are bad. If not, I'm not sure what to do with this editor. I've gone through a lot of the edits, although not all of them, and I have left a warning on their talk page that they seem to have ignored. Vermont (talk) 00:16, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

See User:Chenzw/Reports/Pakistan. Not saying it's the same person, but it's at least in the duck family. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:23, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
After checking the reports, I noticed that 80.44.247.122 is one of the IP's used by the Pakistan editor. Checking that IP, the one editing today, and two I picked at random from the list, they all geolocate to the same area in Britain. I believe there's enough evidence to block as the Pakistan editor. Vermont (talk) 00:28, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
I agree I was investigating him on friday but had to run and didn't get a chance to finish. I had nuked a bunch of his redirects already. So yeah I think he can be blocked without issue. -DJSasso (talk) 16:10, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
I have blocked 88.106.10.74 for similar reason. They have created some redirects like National tree of Nepal which is clearly not true so probably cleanup is required.-BRP ever 12:49, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Inappropriate name[change source]

You may want to block this name. First, it's a slap at this user, second he's using a work around for the word "wanker", third, as he ends his username with "haha", he's obviously here to taunt. So perhaps that user should be shown the door! Necromonger Wekeepwhatwekill 20:38, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

I've already reported this nick to Stewards and the account has been g-locked. Operator873talkconnect 20:42, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
@Wekeepwhatwekill: Thanks for your attention though... Nunquam dormio. :-) Operator873talkconnect 20:45, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
@Operator873: Nunquam dormio indeed! Necromonger Wekeepwhatwekill 20:47, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Page protection[change source]

Please reduce the page protection time for Islam. It should not be blocked for 14 days simply because two users are edit warring. If necessary, disruptive editors should be blocked rather than preventing improvements by other users. Batreeq (talk) 00:07, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

I have unprotected the page. Aopks, Ullierlich, if you continue edit warring you will be blocked from editing. Vermont (talk) 00:52, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
@Vermont: Thank you for unprotecting the page. Batreeq (talk) 03:41, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Requesting an import of my user-page, and my auto-block to be revoked.[change source]

Hello. I am writing to here to request 2 things: the first of these, is an import of my user page from the English Wikipedia. The other is to request that my auto-block be revoked. The first one is so that I will be recognizable on this encyclopedia, as I will be contributing here until March, as I am currently doing the Standard Offer. The second thing is to prevent my IP being blocked every time I log in, so this does not prevent anyone from editing from that IP. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. The Duke of Nonsense (talk) 18:59, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

@The Duke of Nonsense: If you want to bring your user page here, you can copy the source code from your English Wikipedia userpage. I'm not sure what you mean by the autoblock; is your IP hardblocked on the Simple English Wikipedia? I'll also request you read WP:ONESTRIKE, as it does apply to you. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 00:23, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
@Vermont: I mean by everytime I log in, my IP is autoblocked on the English Wikipedia. To prevent this affecting other users, I request that it be revoked. Thank you. 82.17.96.67 (talk) 06:23, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
I think you should request this in w:WP:ANI of ip's talk page in English Wikipedia. I don't think we can do anything in this case as this is different Wikipedia. Thanks-BRP ever 07:13, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
@The Duke of Nonsense:, since you are blocked it is best not to edit anything on the English Wikipedia. Rather, you can request an unblock of the IP there through UTRS, but we do not handle issues on the English Wikipedia here. Vermont (talk) 09:03, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
@The Duke of Nonsense: I was considering importing your user page from enwiki, but the only thing it contains is a notice that you are a confirmed sockpuppet. I therefore decline to import it. Please don't copy that here yourself, either. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:34, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm sure he meant this. Vermont (talk) 09:21, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Bad username?[change source]

Is this a bad username? Special:Contributions/Mega farts123 by tikeem. J991 15:59, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. Blocked. -DJSasso (talk) 17:40, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposed unblock[change source]

I'd like to propose that 164.166.223.23 be unblocked, as it doesn't look to me to warrant a 6 month block, or any at all. I'll be honest and say that I haven't seen a long school block like this in a while, and am opposed to them unless absolutely necessary (which this doesn't seem to be) based on what Djsasso wrote about on VIP a few days ago. (see [5]) Vermont (talk) 23:47, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

You are an admin now, you see a block you don't agree with unless it was a community block you are free to unblock. Just don't get into a back and forth wheel war of course. But what you say seems reasonable. Being a new school year I probably would have just started back over the escalation of blocks. Worst case if it continued generally the next step from the 1 week I did back in February probably should have been 2 weeks, jumping to 6 was too much too fast. -DJSasso (talk) 10:50, 18 October 2018 (UTC)