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Rat[change source]

The page Rat is a sock target and is recieving vandalism from numerous logged in sockpuppets. Protection may be needed. IWI (chat) 20:52, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Since the user has vandalised different pages, protection would not be effective. IWI (chat) 11:22, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Requesting flood flag[change source]

I am requesting flood flag so I can go through all of the UK motorway articles I have created and remove the year establishment category from all of them, per advice given to me on Auntof6's talk page to remove them. I shouldn't need it for more than an hour. There are roughly 50-75 articles that I will need to edit. IWI (chat) 19:23, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Auntof6 informed me of the 100 article rule of thumb and I went ahead and did all of the edits. Flood flag was not needed. IWI (chat) 20:42, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Help![change source]

Can someone who is more competent than I am get my talk page back to its state as was yesterday? Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:07, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

@Macdonald-ross: I've restored to the revision as of the 7 July. Is this ok? IWI (chat) 18:09, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Many thanks! Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:22, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Emails by Lsthevictim[change source]

This user has sent me and Crasstun emails using the email address He is still doing this despite his account being blocked with email access revoked and globally locked. I think an admin needs to look into this. See related discussion on Auntof6's talk page here. Interstellarity (talk) 01:43, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Interstellarity, thanks for mentioning this. I've added that email address to the global email blacklist, though it's likely he'll just use another one of his emails when he notices it's on there. He shouldn't be able to send anything through the Special:EmailUser feature while locked, as he can't even be logged in. Did you perhaps reply to his initial email? Doing so would have told him your email address. If so, I suggest ignoring him outright from now onwards and not replying to anything he sends. He is known for harassment, stalking, etc. (doing it on the internet since 1999) and has been banned by the WMF since October 2018. Best, Vermont (talk) 01:51, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Yeah I responded to it. I didn't know who he is or or what was happening, I just though someone needed wiki-help. Oops. --Crasstun (talk | contributions) 14:51, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
@Vermont: I have not responded to any emails he sent me as you have said hence we are denying recognition. I was told by another user the same thing. Maybe he will realize that sending emails will get him nowhere. I sent an email to T&S so they can look into this. I believe we need to get the WMF involved so they can put a stop to this once and for all. Interstellarity (talk) 23:49, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
He's already WMF banned. Not much more that they do. Vermont (talk) 00:31, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Jordan Mangan[change source]

Can an admin please delete this article and protect it from being recreated again? It has have already been deleted once. --Trade (talk) 17:19, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

 Confirmed Operator873talkconnect 17:39, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Would you kindly protect the page so he doesn't recreate it again?--Trade (talk) 19:26, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
I don't know about other admins, but I usually wait until a page has been created three times before I will salt it. This one has been created only twice so far. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:35, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Help with updating Peakware references[change source]

Hi all. Sadly Peakware, a wealth of data and key reference on mountains, is dead. The operator decided to pull the plug and now it contains only a splash page. We have Template:cite peakware which I have now updated to use the Internet Archive versions of the pages, instead of However, we have some articles that do not use "Cite peakware" but use "Cite web" with the url instead. An example is Aiguille de Chambeyron. I am looking for a way to find these and fix them by switching the citation to Cite Peakware, thus preserving the reference via Internet Archive. I'm not sure how to search to only catch those and not ones that properly use "Cite peakware" or the Internet Archive. Is there any tool to produce a list, so I can go through and fix them? Desertborn (talk) 18:09, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

I think AWB will be able to assist with the replacement, while taking the template parameters into consideration. Let me take a closer look at this later in the weekend. Chenzw  Talk  01:52, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Done, please take a look at my recent contribs (edit summary: migration to cite peakware template). It doesn't seem like there are a lot of affected articles. I have preserved the template parameters that were previously passed to {{cite web}}, just in case future versions of {{cite peakware}} need to use those parameters. Also, some articles did not cite Peakware itself, but referenced it as an external link: Matterhorn, Monte Fitz Roy, Pontic Mountains, Breithorn, Dhaulagiri. Chenzw  Talk  14:06, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Block request[change source]

Hi, Vremeradno has emailed me asking me to revert this and to reinstate this,
I'm assuming they're a sock of someone given the amount of IPs on both pages, I'm also assuming they've emailed every rollbacker here asking for everyone to join in on the revert-war,
Anyway given the apparent disruption the IPs have caused I'm under the impression this is the same person as the IP(s) and probably should be blocked, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 22:27, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

I can confirm that you are not the only rollbacker who received an e-mail requesting this. I've received several now. (I've not responded.) I suspect this is related to the globally banned user mentioned in some earlier posts here. If an admin would like the text of the user's e-mail messages, please contact me via the e-mail function as I haven't been terribly active here lately, and might not see a reply here or on my talk page right away. Etamni | ✉   01:52, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
Yeah he does these on a pretty close to daily basis. Really you just have to ignore them. -Djsasso (talk) 23:11, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
The user was blocked, with email disabled, literally 3 minutes before your post here, so that should take care of that. Only (talk) 11:49, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Copying my own user page failed[change source]

Hi, I'm Skye251. When I tried to copy and paste my user page from standard Wikipedia it failed. Can u guys help me out? Thanks. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skye251 (talkcontribs) 13:41, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

I was trolled by an Administrator for false accusations of trolling and abuse[change source]

There is an administrator on the Wiki site that deleted my articles and banned me for no reason. I contested it and he continues to troll my page and edits. I am request a full investigation into this situation please. I was treated unfairly when I did nothing wrong. I abided by all the rules and he accuses me of false allegations and name calling. I dont see how this is professional at all. I understand we are in trying times but I can feel the bias feelings through my computer screen. He deleted all of my pages and with false accusations as well. I need help from someone who actually take the time to listen without being bias or discriminating against me. Please and thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TikTokJournalist (talkcontribs) 21:08, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

@TikTokJournalist: Hi. Are you talking about your block on the English Wikipedia, or are you blocked here? This is the Simple English Wikipedia. If you are blocked here, this would be block evasion. IWI (chat) 21:14, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
He’s made his way over there and is being handled. Only (talk) 22:36, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Katyn massacre[change source]

Abuse from LTA has resumed a day after a previous 1 month protection expired. IWI (chat) 21:43, 4 August 2020 (UTC)