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Hide request[change source]

Dear sysop,

Can you hide all this revisions? Reason: death threats.

Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 16:22, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Done by User:Macdonald-ross. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:11, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@Macdonald-ross: or @Auntof6: You may want to consider hiding this one as well. It's in the same threat, just earlier in the revision history. Desertborn (talk) 17:12, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

User talk:DannyS712[change source]

Could it be semi-protected for a few days? LTAs are stalking now. Thanks, —Hasley (talk) 20:24, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

We don't usually protect talk pages, but we might if the page owner requested it himself. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:38, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
No preference either way --DannyS712 (talk) 23:32, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Line of succession to the British throne[change source]

Needs a semi-protect. Nothing but vandalism the past 2-3 weeks. Zaxxon0 (talk)

Semi-protected for a month by User:Vermont. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

I think I know how a vandal's avoiding blocks.[change source]

Over the last few weeks, a guy's been attacking the wiki. He's an IP sockpuppet user with a possible VPN in his arsenal (he's using it to avoid blocks and create new accounts). I think we should update the policies with how VPNs are handled. There's no doubt that IP vandals will use VPN software to vandalize simple. Thanks, --Derpdart56 (talk) 00:01, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

VPNs and open proxies are frequently subject to global blocks. We don't have a large enough admin team here to maintain a local block on every VPN we find and to periodically update it. Even if we did do that, they'd still find unblocked IPs to vandalize with. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 00:05, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
I still think that sockpuppets shouldn't just be accounts though. Sockpuppets can use IPs to their advantage, avoiding blocks or just multiple stuff. --Derpdart56 (talk) 00:10, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Doesn't seem like there's anything new here - block evasion is explicitly forbidden by policy, and we do block accounts and IPs for block evasion. I should also point out that a small minority of editors may use VPNs for legitimate purposes. Chenzw  Talk  01:05, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Administrator action please[change source]

Someone block Paharipatrika --DimensionShifter (talk) 22:07, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

 Done by another admin. Vermont (talk) 11:22, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Page protection request[change source]

Please semi-protect Adolf Hitler. It's being vandalized daily by multiple IP addresses. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ToBeCloud (talkcontribs)

We generally would want to see more than what is happening on that page. I will keep an eye on it. -DJSasso (talk) 13:08, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Slander[change source] This page is slander and needs to be removed immediately! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:1:813::65 (talk) 21:14, 12 November 2019

Why is it slander? Vermont (talk) 11:23, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Disregard, didn't see the last bit. Deleting. Vermont (talk) 11:24, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

user:Seishin[change source]

Do we have anyone looking after this? It is a school class whose grasp of English is poor. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Well that's a bit problematic. Do we know who the teacher is? Vermont (talk) 11:22, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
No. I don't usually deal with school projects, but I understand our usual route to the teacher is: block the site, and ask teacher to send us an e-mail. It is within our rules, because only one of the pages was worth keeping (and I have copy-edited it). Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:37, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Page protection request[change source]

It would probably be a good idea to semi-protect T-Series due to vandalism still regularly occuring due to the PewDiePie vs T-Series subscriber war. Outofmario (talk) 15:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

There hasn't been any edits since August. I think semi-protection isn't needed. -DJSasso (talk) 17:47, 13 November 2019 (UTC)