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Change filter[change | change source]

Do we have a procedure for adding new rules to the Wikipedia:Change filter? I have a new one in mind. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:05, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

We must have, but I don't know what it is!--Peterdownunder (talk) 06:17, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Any admininistrator can create new filters and update existing filters through Special:AbuseFilter. Please be extremely careful when editing these as it has the potential to block ALL edits to the wiki! You may want to look at en:WP:EFM and mw:Extension:AbuseFilter/Rules_format. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 06:30, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Glaisher. I'll take a look at those. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:11, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
I would also recommend looking to see if en already has one that does what you want and use it as its likely to have been tested good through use. -DJSasso (talk) 14:35, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Good idea, thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:58, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Revdel[change | change source]

@Eptalon, you probably want to revdel an adjacent change on Simple Talk. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:37, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Done, I hid both changes. They were essentially the same graffitti, only that in one case, there was only the graffitti... Thanks for noticing. — This unsigned comment was added by ‎ Eptalon (talk • changes) on 21:52, 10 June 2015. }
We get that particular word a lot in vandalism, often in combination with some form of "penis". I wonder if it's worth putting some of the variations in a change filter entry. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:58, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
I also adapted the respective Abuse filter (Filter 1, "bad words"), as we did not have that spelling variant yet. --Eptalon (talk) 22:02, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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)