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Request IP block[change | change source]

I've twice reverted vandalism at The Holocaust from this IP: Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:39, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Don't think it's necessary anymore and also WP:VIP instead of AN. -Barras talk 17:28, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
 (change conflict) I was replying, but Barras beat me to it. I was also going to decline action, due to:
  • Stale report, even stale at the time of report (an hour had gone by)
  • Insufficient warnings to editor (only one, and started at too high a level)
I know it's annoying when an editor vandalizes multiple times, but if vandalism by an IP editor isn't still going on, we don't usually block. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:38, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. (I started with a high-level warning because User talk: already showed a pretty clear pattern.) StevenJ81 (talk) 17:58, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Think of it this way: the first warning may be the first time they hear that they shouldn't vandalize, so we don't want to be too harsh. That's why there are different warning levels. It should be common sense that people shouldn't vandalize, but Wikipedia wants to give them the benefit of the doubt. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:14, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Dear, dear, Aunt: you are way too kind! In this case, I actually reverted once using rollback instead of Twinkle. I used Twinkle the second time so that I could warn. But the vandalism was obvious, crude, and twice in a brief period. So in my view there was no doubt left to give them the benefit of. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:31, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Template imports[change | change source]

I accidently imported a batch of templates. I have been checking to see if this has broken anything, but so far it looks OK. If you find a problem can you let me know so I can try to fix it.--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:09, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Have found a Lua error but don't seem to be able to find which template is causing the problem.--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:34, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Was in the cord template. Now fixed. Still looking for other problems.--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:48, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Request Protection of Simple English Wikipedia[change | change source]

Can an admin protect Simple English Wikipedia? Plenty of vandalism, and no sign of stopping. I think semi and indefinite would do.--ABCDEFAD 13:12, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Are you sure that's the page you mean? That page had one vandalism and a revert today, and the edits before that were a few weeks ago. To protect or semi-protect a page, we usually want to see vandalism happening so fast that editors have trouble keeping it reverted. Besides that, we would never indefinitely semi-protect an article. Therefore, I'm declining to protect or semi-protect this page. --Auntof6 (talk) 14:48, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Muhammad vandal[change | change source]

Hi all. Be aware of a vandal who has been plaguing the English Wikipedia with a huge article about Muhammad in the Bible who appears to have moved over to here. The typical behaviour is pasting the same huge article, which can currently be seen at Muhammad the Apostle in the Bible, against consensus anywhere vaguely related they can find that isn't protected. I've got an edit filter that's been pretty successful if you want to import it. Samwalton9 (talk) 18:35, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

See en:Wikipedia:Administrators noticeboard/Incidents#Block evasion / disruptive editing / StevenJ81 (talk) 18:51, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

RfD close needed[change | change source]

Could someone please close Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2015/Peace be upon him (Islam)? I can't, because I voted on it. I only ask because it has been getting vandalized. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:37, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Reiterating this request. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:47, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: That request was closed yesterday. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:31, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Yeah. Sorry. Was thinking it was the other one, which you closed yesterday (Wednesday). StevenJ81 (talk) 11:50, 30 July 2015 (UTC)