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Import needed[change source]

No reply needed. --Creol(talk) 20:44, 14 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Creol: I just imported the doc pages for the templates. Can you go in and change the categories to ones that we use here? -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:54, 14 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Creol: These appear to be done. I'm replying anyway so my fellow admins will know there's no action needed. -- Auntof6 (talk) 22:22, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hint: if its blue, its done. If its red, it need done. --Creol(talk) 22:59, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I do understand why Auntof6 made the reply, sometimes an import is needed if the template is out of date or just completely broken and the link would be blue then. --Ferien (talk) 23:02, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If I ask for an import, red means it doesn't exist, blue means it does.. If it already exists, I will ask for an update of the template, not an import. --Creol(talk) 23:31, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Creol: I know what red and blue links mean. (One of these is actually green on my screen, meaning that it's a redirect.) I was just trying to be courteous to my fellow admins. Some days I can't win. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:51, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Flood request[change source]

I'm rarin' to recategorize some articles in Cat:Frogs. There are about 120 left to do. Darkfrog24 (talk) 01:54, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

about to be done. No frogging around. Griff (talk) 02:04, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
All done. Thanks. Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:24, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

RfDs[change source]

There are currently 22 RfDs past their close by date. While some are still up in the air and such, many are just need a quick Yea/nay and closing. Could someone take a look at them? The page is getting a bit cumbersome with 62 open RfDs. --Creol(talk) 17:52, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Admittedly there are quite a few. I'll try to close the obvious ones in the next couple of days, I'm finishing a major project at work this weekend and should have time after. Encourage all admins to review RFDs, and particularly for the contentious ones, provide additional comments to make it easier on the poor admin who closes those. Griff (talk) 10:09, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Admin Request[change source]

Could an admin release the page: List of Canadian Painters from protection. Thanks. It should be a list that is in constant creation. I tried to add bio's to the artists that were altready listed but did not have linked pages and was blocked and the page protected from further edits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:06, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately, the page has experienced long-term promotion and so I don't feel comfortable unprotecting the page at this time. Please make edit requests on the talk page using the {{Changesemiprotected}} template. Apologies for the inconvenience. --Ferien (talk) 18:39, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That request was made to do exactly what vandalism the page was protected to prevent, get someone to add the same (rfd/qd/salted) artist (and cross wiki spam target) on to that list since they can't keep vandalizing it themself. --Creol(talk) 20:29, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Salt request[change source]

Can an admin create-protect Md Sunnat Ali Mollik? It seems that Macdonald-ross protected the page before deleting it, but only protected it from editing ([1])— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:55, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done - Nice catch, thanks for the report. Griff (talk) 03:54, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protection request[change source]

Please protect Template:Taxobox. Highly visible template with almost 3000 transclusions. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 02:08, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done - Thanks for noticing Griff (talk) 02:12, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please protect List of people who have walked on the Moon, there has been a recent bout of vandalism on the page from unregistered users. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 14:12, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

More protection requests[change source]

thank you in advance. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:58, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done authority control. With Joe Swanson, I don't think the page should be protected again just yet. That one IP vandal was blocked. Thank you. --Ferien (talk) 15:08, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

89.8.x.x being disruptive, again[change source]

Their comments on Talk:Joia Perry, especially this one: [2] indicate that they have failed to assume good faith and making baseless statements. I don't see how Haoreima may be too close to the subject. Their disruptiveness in the RfD discussions ([3], [4] was it really necessary to bring up the floating lake discussion again?, [5]) and evasion during the previous block (Special:Contributions/ doesn't help either. I'm bringing up the question that was asked a month ago: What is the best action to take here? — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:56, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Agree. They are clearly not getting the point. Advocate community restrictions, up to and including a complete ban from the project. Griff (talk) 08:59, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For what it's worth, that IP was banned from editing on the English Wikivoyage. I don't know whether WP:ONESTRIKE can be applied as usually one-month is the maximum length of a block given to IPv6 addresses, though policy allows for three. Had they had an account though, they may have been indef banned for trolling, POV pushing, personal attacks, edit warring and English language variety violations (trying to use their preferred version of BrE in an article about Mexico while the same vice versa for the India article with AmE). If I were to be honest, I'm actually quite appalled that the Simple community has let this IP hopping user continue with their behaviour for such a prolonged period of time. SHB2000 (talk) 14:07, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This edit does seem to be a violation of WP:CANVAS. As to the rest of its actions, I have little to say as I ignore its rants almost all of the time as the rants rarely are on topic and almost never provide useful info for the matter at hand. --Creol(talk) 19:23, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No, user:Creol. The diff shows that one opinion is that the article does not show notability.--Anyone is free to show examples of SIGCOV (which a google search did not give me any good indication of). (talk) 20:35, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Campaigning: Posting a notification of discussion that presents the topic in a non-neutral manner.
"The subject of the article does not look notable. Anyone has my support, in starting the process to have the article deleted.
Please, anyone, go to WP:AfD (if the subject of the article does not look notable to you)"
While not directly posting a notification of discussion, it is asking other to support your POV on the existence of the article. The proper way to do so would be to tag the article with your reasoning, put the discussion up for RfD and let the group decide (with or without your additional opinions in that discussion, POV pushing there is to be expected. RfD is all about each persons POV coming together to form a general consensus in accordance with stated policy ) --Creol(talk) 22:30, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
What Creol said above. This is not the first time you have asked another editor to tag an article for RfD either. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 23:46, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • It is not a good thing when user:89.8.x.x uses the same "non good-faith phrase" that has been used earlier in the same discussion (but by another user): "Ignoring the troll in the room".--We should maybe not accept that user:89.8.x.x answers back to another user in another discussion, and explains that s/he was not trying to say that Argentina is a small country (even though his/her first edits quite might be interpreted that way.)--Wikivoyage accusations have been discussed a few months ago (and there has been no substance yet behind the Wikivoyage accusations).--In regard to questioning if someone is too close (or has too much interest in regard) to a subject - that gets done on wikipedia from time to time, and does not have to be an assumption of bad faith. (However, the article in question does mention three children by name, and one of the children gets his nickname mentioned also. One of those names is not in the source given. There might be a good explanation for that.--By the way, that article does have the feel of being little more than a CV. If we can turn this discussion into "user:89.8.x.x is being wrongful to the article about an activist with questionable notability", then that might be a good thing.)--It might also be worth noting that an underlying disagreement with the i.p. user and two established users (that received the two replies that are in question), seems to be various "List of Scientists" from various countries.--When one has 3 humans who disagree about something - sometimes none of the 3 will be showing their best behavior when they meet. In fact sometimes 3 people can become petty when they meet (and it is starting to look like at least two ducks have quacked in a questionable way - one of those being the i.p.). (talk) 15:35, 28 April 2022 (UTC) (talk) 15:57, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

"at least two" wikipedia users "have quacked in a questionable way"; Of course there are no ducks that have been writing on Wikipedia. Sorry for having used the word "ducks" - the point was simply that at least two wikipedia users have communicated (quacked) in a way which in my view is questionable. (talk) 19:14, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Utilizing the CheckUser tool, I've been able to investigate this range and the IP editor concerned. I've been able to confirm that it is very, very likely there is a single user behind the multitude of IP edits. I've blocked the range they use and will continue to monitor. Operator873 connect 21:38, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protected edits needed[change source]

There are multiple lint errors on the page User talk:Hafspajen/2014. The edits needed would affect many of the images on that page by removing || from the image tags. That piping adds a blank parameter to the image which is setting off linter errors under "Bogus file options". Best to have the listing open in another tab to ensure all the file tags have been corrected but once a change to the page has been made, remember the page date is refreshed so it will be the last page on the list after it is changed. The errors do not display on the page, the only way to verify if they are all gone or not is to save the page then recheck the list. Using the Edit link on the list will highlight the part of the code that needs address for that specific error There could be multiple errors on a page -such as on this page- or one error can hide others so it can take multiple trips through the page to get them all. --Creol(talk) 20:47, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

While it's highly unlikely anyone cares what the 2014 archive looks like, is there a way to make the adjustment without affecting the way images are displayed on that page? Griff (talk) 07:31, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Generally speaking, the changes only affect what is not shown. It is a case where there is extra information there that is being ignored. Wouldn't be an issue at all if it were not triggering errors. These fixes have no outward affect, they just clean up errors the system is finding not things a user would even see. Technognomish work.. keeping the engine clean even though no one sees under the hood. Both save CPU cycles identifying errors and makes it harder for catastrophic errors to hide as this work can make their effects easier to spot. --Creol(talk) 22:14, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - thanks for noticing. Griff (talk) 02:45, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Couple other pages, same issue. Pretty much all the pages on this list with the bogus error of left. They are all the same problem, from the same source, with the same fix. Unfortunately, the all have the same page protection.

[[Image:Featured article star.svg|150px|none|left]]

Needs to be:

[[Image:Featured article star.svg|left|150px]]

The left isn't actually needed at all (no visual effect), but if its in the correct format at least it won't cause an error. There is also a Millions error on one of Razorflames archives: [[Image:Kupony_Lotto.jpg|50px|Millions|left|Millions!]] to [[Image:Kupony_Lotto.jpg|left|50px|Millions!]] should clean it up as well. --Creol(talk) 23:29, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done - Let me know if any other ones need fixing. I'm assuming you took care of the root issue that came from the substituted template? Thanks again. Griff (talk) 18:09, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The root was an award handed out by User:Fairfield back in the early 2010s. It hasn't been seen in years but as it was subst'd, its effects lingered on. --Creol(talk) 21:20, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Covid updates and imports[change source]

As Covid is still an active topic, {{COVID-19 pandemic data}} should be updated regularly. The current En version uses modules, .css pages and such to keep the date as up to date as possible. While we are not likely to stay up to the minute on the data, I would suggest at least monthly updates from their data. As such, it would be best to be using the save set up. This means updating our copy of the template to what they use then importing the needed pages to make it work as needed. From that point, we would just need someone to check at the start of the month to see if an updated data set module needs brought over. Ideally, this entire thing would be a wikidata deal (the data stored there and any wiki pulls from it), but we don't seem to have that option and thats a totally separate discuassion (wikistats - All the numbers a person could ever need!, IMDb, soccerbase, sports-reference, etc, all rolled into one and shared crosswiki to keep articles up to date automatically) --Creol(talk) 23:22, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Should be updated for now. I'll try to remember for June. Griff (talk) 07:58, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Magomed Tushayev[change source]

Could there be some protection or roll-back of the systematic source blanking and pro-Russian lobbying at Magomed Tushayev? The version as of the end of march here had 5 sources substantiating content. Since then mention of their role in the mass murder of gay men in Chechnya has been blanked, along with several sources that substantiated the international reporting that Tushayev was killed in action. At one point all references were removed, possibly gaming the system to get the article deleted.

There is no reliable evidence recognized outside of obvious pro-Russian state propaganda that Tushayev is alive, and yet this would be incredibly easy to supply if the the Russian services wanted to prove that international journalists were all wrong.

A roll back to the longer and better sourced previous version, and protection so that flyby blanking of references and content by IP addresses rather than accounts that might engage with discussion on the talk page would be helpful. --Anstil (talk) 11:35, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've reverted it to a previous version, added in a line for Russian denial of Tushayev's death, and autoconfirmed-protected the page. If this continues please let us know. Best, Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 18:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Copyvio revdel[change source]

Please revdel [6] and [7]. copyvio report. If copyvio doesn't say 97% - it's copied from here. Thank you in advance. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 13:50, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

sigh, two more: [8] and [9]*Fehufangą✉ Talk page 14:07, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And one more. [10]. see their contribs*Fehufangą✉ Talk page 14:31, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done and checking their contribs now. Thank you for letting us know --Ferien (talk) 14:54, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Salting needed[change source]

Could an admin salt the following articles? Thanks. Deppty (talk) 17:48, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done - No football for you! Griff (talk) 02:27, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Maybe it'd be better to look at putting a name onto the title blacklist. --Ferien (talk) 21:22, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Copyvio revdel (2)[change source]

[11]. Copied from here. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 04:40, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done - nice catch as always. Griff (talk) 05:33, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Flood request[change source]

I'm requesting the flood flag. I am going to remove template categories from content categories, per en:WP:CAT#T. For example, Category:Malaysia templates should not be in Category:Malaysia. If it's not done today I might continue it next Wednesday. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:08, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Fehufanga, how many changes are you planning to make? (I also removed quite a few of these template categories from content categories so I'm just not sure whether flood is necessary) --Ferien (talk) 12:10, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'd say around 150 today. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:19, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, that is a reasonable amount to apply flood. I think you know how it works: stay on task, and come back here when you are done. --Ferien (talk) 12:20, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That was more than I expected, I'm done for now. Forearms starting to hurt, don't wanna end up with carpal tunnel. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:51, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Thanks for the edits --Ferien (talk) 12:52, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Salting[change source]

Could an admin salt these articles? Thanks. Deppty (talk) 15:32, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Let's wait for the RfD to finish. If the articles are deleted and then repeatedly created, then we can look at salt. --Ferien (talk) 17:36, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Griff (talk) 00:17, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Potential edit warring[change source] (talk · contribs · WHOIS) was warned of edit warring back in March 2022 on the article Sylvester Stallone filmography. That user is adding questionable information to the article and reverting other changes to it to keep their information. This could lead to more edit warring. I am not going to continue in this and leave the matter to the administrators to deal with. Pure Evil (talk) 22:05, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I absolutely agree that there is a content dispute going on, however I'm not seeing anything that is requiring action from administrators at this time. If you could open a discussion on the relevant talk page detailing the current issues with the article, that would help members of the editing community identify and fix any issues that exist. Thanks, Griff (talk) 00:33, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Switcher[change source]

The template {{switcher}} allows a page to be able to show multiple images. It is often used for maps in infoboxes. For example to display either the location on the globe or on a map of the continent. Nice little tool to have handy. The problem with it is that it needs MediaWiki:Gadget-switcher.js loaded to work. We do have that .js here, so that's not an issue. The issue is loading it. 1. its not on the gadgets list so it has to be loaded manually. 2. No one knows they need to load it for some pages to display they way they are supposed to. This is one of those gadgets that needs to be loaded by default with the option for each user to turn it off if they don't want or can't use it. Making them tell the system they want something they don't even know about is a bit off. At the bare minimum, it should be on the gadgets list so they at least have a fighting change at finding out that they need it.

--Creol(talk) 10:00, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Definitely support making this the default. Pinging Eptalon and Djsasso to see if we can put this into use, as administrators do not have interface access. Griff (talk) 00:23, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Copyvio revdel (3)[change source]

Well, more Sonic movie copyvio.

I suspect This revision of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (movie) to be a copyvio, but I have not found any source for it. Maybe it's machine-translated to English? Thank you in advance. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:45, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The IP editors of that page have a habit of overdoing it with their "plots". THey are more of a scene by scene review or copy of the script without the dialog that a plot summery. I gave up on on the article after cleaning it up a few times. --Creol(talk) 23:36, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - Sorry about the wait. I also could not find any matches for Hedgehog 2. Let me know if any further action needs to be taken against this user or their edits. Thanks! Griff (talk) 00:26, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protected edits needed[change source]

RFC magic word this time. Four Three .js pages in Category:Pages using RFC magic links. I have already alerted Chenzw on his talk page about that one but while your at it..

currently is:

* Digest Algorithm, as defined in RFC 1321.

should be:

* Digest Algorithm, as defined in [[RFC:1321|RFC 1321]].

Reason. Every time a page uses RFC ####, the magic word triggers and links it externally. Fine enough but it also adds it to the tracking cat as it is not flexible and should be linked properly. I cleared the template causing many of the entries and went back and got the individual issues, but these 4 Remainers are protected and I can't touch them. The change will have no effect on the function of the page as it is just a bit of the comments that is being changed and the change is just to bypass the magic word and use the correct link format. --Creol(talk) 23:29, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

These requests need to be processed by a bureaucrat, so Eptalon will need to look into this when available Griff (talk) 00:28, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cite IUCN[change source]

Template {{Cite iucn}} is reporting a number of false possitives when it checks for URL/DOI and URL/page matches. For the DOI errors, both link to the same page but it reports that they don't. The template invokes Module:Iucn to handle the lifting. Our version of the module was imported in Feb 2020, the current En version has some changes but not a lot (18 edits at en:Module:Cite iucn). No clue if reflashing an update will clear it but there are 61 articles in Category:Cite iucn errors looking for an answer. It can be worked around by just removing half of the equation (it if doesnt think A=B then remove either A or B) but it would be better to fix the core problem than to work around it. --Creol(talk) 06:26, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

If I move Module:Iucn to Module:Cite icun and then import the latest version, am I going to break anything behind the scenes? Griff (talk) 00:00, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Griffinofwales, you can just import the module even if it already exists. There's no need to move anything. --Ferien (talk) 18:22, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It wanted to change the name to match enWP, in the event any future modules or templates we import referenced the enWP name.. buttttt I also want to make sure we don't have anything referencing our current name right now. I think the only thing I would have to change is Template:Cite iucn, do you see any other conflicts? Griff (talk) 23:00, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - Let me know if you need more help figuring out what's causing the issue. Griff (talk) 20:33, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Import Request[change source]

Can an Admin please import en:Template:User_yue-hk-3 so that I can use on my userpage? Thanks Tsugaru let's talk! :) 02:46, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@つがる: Done. I'll figure out the categories momentarily. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:31, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. --Tsugaru let's talk! :) 19:34, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protection request for Search engine optimization[change source]

I am requesting semi-protection for Search engine optimization because almost all the edits are addition of spam links and reverts. The whole point of SEO is to draw more traffic to your website, so it makes sense that SEO companies or bots are trying to demonstrate this by adding spam links. Lights and freedom (talk) 18:20, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have added protection for a month as the spamming has been worse than usual over the past month.There aren't that many edits over time though for longer semi-protection be be necessary in my opinion. --Ferien (talk) 18:22, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Copyvio revdel (4)[change source]

diff. The lyrics of Never Gonna Give You Up are still copyrighted. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:55, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done - Thank you as always. Griff (talk) 23:32, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Replying here as there's four threads about copyvio revdels i've started here. More Rick Astley. User's contribs. You know the rules (and so do I). — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 03:19, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - Never gonna say goodbye (except to copyrighted content). Griff (talk) 16:04, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Salt?[change source]

Md Sunnat Ali Mollik has been recreated many times now. Autoconfirmed create-protection is clearly not working, perhaps this can be increased to a full protection? — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:30, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The account creating the article has been blocked so no need for any protection right now in my opinion. If they continue on any more auto-confirmed accounts, then we can consider full protection. --Ferien (talk) 13:13, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Morpeth.Wolves[change source]

A number of accounts are being created, but not used. Unless this is for an editathon, or a school project, it's potentially a problem:

Lights and freedom (talk) 19:56, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think we need to worry about or block them until they have been abused. Simply having or using multiple accounts isn't a problem even at this stage where there are 19 of them but it isn't really necessary. Most of them haven't edited yet. --Ferien (talk) 20:00, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In the case Griff hasn't seen this: @Griffinofwales. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 20:15, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think it's an issue unless there's abusive use of the accounts. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 23:30, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I blocked 3 accounts as they were continuing to re-create deleted articles. While there's no issue in having the accounts, we act against users, not accounts. Using accounts to avoid problematic edits being linked is abuse on its own. This may require further technical investigation.. CUs? Griff (talk) 04:22, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Since Griff's reply, numbers 20-25 were created. Now accounts with the prefix Morpeth.penguins are created. While I have not noticed any further abuse, this is somewhat disruptive. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 14:53, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please block Miel2872[change source]

Miel2872 (talk • contribs • CA • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) Change to stop the topic name from being too lengthy --Ferien (talk) 20:59, 24 May 2022 (UTC) HallowMixels: The Videogame (2002) is a hoax created by the author of the article. The user have previously been banned from Wikidata for this very reason. --Trade (talk) 19:33, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Now he's continuing to recreate the item as (talk • contribs • CA • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log). --Trade (talk) 14:33, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done - Blocked both as violations of our ONESTRIKE policy. Thank you for the report, Griff (talk) 20:19, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Confirmed userflag[change source]

I couldn’t find any section where I could ask for the ‘confirmed’ userflag at the usual place for asking for flags, so I’m doing it here. My alternate account, MxYamato, is auto confirmed, and I would like the ‘confirmed’ userflag for this account. (Changed signature; accidentally posted request from main account). MxArya (talk) 06:36, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I can confirm I am MxArya. MxYamato (talk) 06:38, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done "Auto confirmed" is automatically given by the system after you have made a certain number of edits. I don't see a reason why we need to expedite this process. Griff (talk) 20:17, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Disney and television copy pastes[change source]

Copying and pasting articles mostly about Disney movies and television networks from the English Wikipedia, often without any simplification at all. Some examples:

I'd have used the copyvio tool to help with the comparisons, but it's not working for me.

VIP report was rejected because they did not receive a warning this month, even though they have been doing this since April. The user was given a single-issue notice in late April ([12]) for copying and pasting from the English Wikipedia. Multiple warnings were given since then. The user has been given many occasions to simplify the articles they have created, but they have not done so. They have failed to engage in communication. This isn't the only time an anonymous user creates copy and pastes about Disney movies and TV networks. See Special:Log/2601:206:4100:3180:F80B:4CBD:623C:9220 and other logs from that range. This is too much trouble for the patrollers to deal with. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 02:05, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User is a probable LTA, but even if not, ENGAGE comes to mind. If this user was showing evidence of changing their behaviour, I'd be willing to work with them, but I don't believe we should expect our patrollers to clean up behind those that are willfully ignoring our policies and content guidelines. Endorse editing restrictions, either through an article namespace ban or outright blocking. Griff (talk) 03:27, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Since creating this report, the editor has only continued to create more copy pastes
Again, they have been given time to simplify these articles but they have chosen not to do so, instead creating even more copy pastes. They have not responded to any notices on their talk page. Something needs to be done. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 02:55, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • I have given him a temporary block. If you want to put them all on QD, go ahead. You have properly communicated with him, and it has been ignored. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:29, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Userspace protections[change source]

I forgot that protections go away when a page is deleted. Please protect these pages:

Don't see why non-autoconfirmed users should edit these.— *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 04:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done --Ferien (talk) 05:39, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]