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Old RFD[change source]

Would someone please close Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/Template:Vandalism information? --Auntof6 (talk) 09:44, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Bump. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:26, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Shouldn't highly sensitive pages about Wikipedia be protected...[change source] popular vandal targets, such as Wikipedia:Simple English Wikipedia and even just Wikipedia or Simple English Wikipedia? Literally. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 17:03, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

I wouldn't call any of those highly sensitive. We semiprotect pages temporarily if the amount of vandalism gets to be hard to keep up with. That doesn't appear to be the case currently with any of the pages you mention; one of them hasn't been changed in over a month. The fact that a page might get vandalized more often than others doesn't necessarily mean that it gets vandalized frequently -- that's relative. If you see a page getting more vandalism than you like, add it to your watchlist so you can see when it's changed. I watch quite a few pages for that reason. It can be frustrating, but we have to operate under Wikipedia's philosophy that as many pages as possible remain editable by as many users as possible for as much of the time as possible. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:35, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

This change still needs hiding[change source]

This change to the page Lesbian still needs hiding. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 01:50, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

I was going through all the edits, and was working on them when you posted this, and dealing with another vandalizing user. That was the last one from that editor. It now has been Rev-Del'ed, thanks for making sure we got it. -- Enfcer (talk) 01:51, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Please protect Hinduism[change source]

An IP hopper is repeatedly vandalizing the page. 7 different IPs are consistently attacking the page. Thanks, L3X1 (talk) 12:35, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

I'd concur on this. Give the page 72 hours or so to cool off. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:13, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a month. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:37, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Sock puppetry[change source]

LGBT-related vandalism has not stopped. Seems like something to bring to global steward attention. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 21:08, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

I have semi-protected homosexuality, and lesbian (autoconfirmed needed for editing). I will also do this with gay. If other pages need protecting, please tell me. Protection is a week or two. We generally don't have many problems with hate speech on this wiki. --Eptalon (talk) 21:30, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Gay has not yet been protected. LGBT could be another possible target, but if this case of WP:LTA continues protection would be better off long term. ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 23:50, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
The other pages you refer too, have not been touched for a couple of weeks. We generally should not proactively protect pages. Protection should be primarily done, when blocks of Users, IP or IP ranges are not having an effect, or when an IP range would have a detrimental effect on the editing base. Protection must be weighed in light of other methods of dealing with a problem. -- Enfcer (talk) 23:57, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
I really must question what bringing this to a steward would do. They can not act on a local wiki that has editors who can preform the required functions, unless its an emergency. And very little would fall under the emergemcy rule, that would not be taken care of in a matter of hours, and at most they would do it for a day or two, and notify us here that they have done that action, and request that we review it. -- Enfcer (talk) 22:48, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
I have protected gay and LGBT (edit:autoconfirmed) for a week or so. I do have to say though: There is almost no vandalism, except by known Long-term offenders (who are probably blocked across all wikis by now). Given that the subject is controversial (not everyone agrees about same-sex relations), I would also expect more activity. This wiki has very few editors, who edit different pages. For this reason, I don't believe protection should be our long-term goal... --Eptalon (talk) 08:28, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I agree. As much as I'd sometimes like our users here to have to be approved before they can edit, that's just not the Wikipedia way. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:31, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Unblock request on English Wikipedia[change source]

Good afternoon. On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, I made an unblock request on my English Wikipedia page. To date, this request has not yet been responded to. Can someone please look into this, and let me know what they find out? Thanks! --Jax 0677 (talk) 20:19, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

This is the Simple English Wikipedia and is different from the English Wikipedia, where you are blocked. Unfortunately, no one can help you here. Best of luck, eurodyne (talk) 20:24, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Black people[change source]

Seems like this page should have some kind of semi-protection. Granted, I myself have edited this article before being auto-confirmed, so this may seem like hypocrisy. Still, it seems to be getting constant trolling and vandalism from IP editors. Many of these edits are downright disgusting, some to the degree where revdel was necessary. --Joefromrandb 05:45, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

We only protect as a last resort, however your concerns are reasonable, and the admin group are watching these edits. --Peterdownunder (talk) 06:04, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
As I was writing the above comment, one of the admin group has taken action.--Peterdownunder (talk) 06:07, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  What Peter said. Normally we don't protect for that amount of vandalism, but I have semi-protected for three months because of the nature of the problem edits. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:10, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Confirmed user permission[change source]

I don't think this is the ideal place to put this, but RFP doesn't have a category for these requests. Can someone please grant my account the "confirmed" userright? I'm already tired of having to solve a CAPTCHA every time I add external links to pages, even when I'm restoring links that were removed via vandalism. Catalan (talk) 23:19, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done RFP doesn't have a category for it because we usually don't grant that right explicitly. After your account is four days old and you have made at least 10 edits (which you already have), you will be auto-confirmed. Then you should be able to do those things. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:27, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: So you're saying that until my account is 4 days old, I still have to solve CAPTCHA's even when reverting vandalism? Catalan (talk) 23:35, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes. There isn't a way to tell what you're doing, so it's for all changes. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:36, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Considering you were blocked indefinitely on the English Wikipedia within hours of account creation yesterday, I don't think any of us would be comfortable granting that permission. Only (talk) 10:46, 24 June 2017 (UTC)