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Britain First/Glasgow City Council[change source]

The 3-month IP block on their IP addresses expire tomorrow. The range was reblocked on enwiki for 6 months about two weeks ago, so I expect them to resume editing here. IP's are listed here. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 02:17, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Hopefully they will have forgotten about us compared to en.wiki. But if not we can just out a 6 month on. -DJSasso (talk) 12:37, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Unblockself[change source]

Note that administrators no longer have the ability to unblock themselves if blocked by another admin. This also applies to bureaucrats. Please see this and phab:T150826. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 02:45, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, Vermont. Sounds like a good idea. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:21, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Ugh this is dangerous on a small wiki like ours where if an admin account is compromised they could block all admins quickly. -DJSasso (talk) 13:57, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
There's talk of being able to block only the admin that blocked you. I'm not sure if it's in effect. It would alleviate the issue you mentioned, although I'm still not very happy they made these changes globally without local consensus. Vermont (talk) 14:53, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah they talk about doing that, but the actual code change comments don't mention that they actually put that in so I am not sure. -DJSasso (talk) 15:35, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Stop Wikipedia asking for more money![change source]

I’ve already donated just a short while ago (months) it was a fair amount now I am being bombardrd with requests for more! If this goes on I’ll never donate again!

Histmerg request[change source]

Please refer to details at Wikipedia:Simple talk#How to merge and maintain both page histories? -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 16:53, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[change source]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Username against policy and vandalism[change source]

User:Boobzzzz's username is against the username policy as I understand it, and their only edit (https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cell_differentiation&curid=214739&diff=6336762&oldid=6310855) was vandalism to Cell differentiation. Diadophis (talk) 01:51, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

@Diadophis: I noticed the account before... but for now I'm watching it closely for further activity. The username itself is barely acceptable, so we'll wait for additional behavior. Please feel free to ping me if there is any additional questionable conduct. Operator873talkconnect 02:07, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
@Diadophis: It would help if you leave that user a warning for the edit you reverted. If they vandalize enough, or exclusively, they might get indeffed for that even if we can't block them for a bad user name. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

user:MUDAWATU LINGA NAIK and user:MUDAVATU LINGA NAIK sport "cock" in hindi, namely "lingasm". 54.82.127.171 (talk) 10:20, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Indefinitely blocked. Vermont (talk) 10:37, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

User:Boobzzzz still unblocked. block it please. 54.82.127.171 (talk) 10:41, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

We don't have a reason to block that one. Boobs is a slang term for breasts, but it's not rude or pejorative. It also has other meanings. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:02, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

VG articles backlog[change source]

There are four proposals, and the comments are quite clear-cut. What we need is an uninvolved admin to take appropriate action. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)