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Block User:[change source]

Block this user. He's been vandalizing Template:Former Nickelodeon original series. Look for your self.

User:UserKravKsydYdu[change source]

Could you please check the contributions User:UserKravKsydYdu? The user is contacting users on the Simple Wikipedia asking for edits to be made on the English Wikipedia. (e.g. User talk:BattyBot, which doesn't run on the Simple Wikipedia). Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 03:45, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It appears that the same person is now posting the same questions to multiple users as User:Niehddydudyd. GoingBatty (talk) 06:04, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GoingBatty:, I made a CU-case on these users. Let see if they are sock or not.--Jyoti Roy (talk) 08:57, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TTP1233: See also en:Wikipedia:Teahouse#Interwiki canvassing. GoingBatty (talk) 01:05, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I honestly feel bad. They just want a article on fixed but they're blocked. Mwiqdoh (talk) 01:49, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Mwiqdoh: Hopefully the reply I provided on my talk page will help them understand why their request isn't being done. GoingBatty (talk) 04:16, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

duplicate article[change source]

Hello,I was checking the articles that had no references, and I came across this one (Wayanad), I saw that it was not linked but it told me that there was already one in Wikidata (Wayanad district). In this case what can I do?.--Anibal | Talk 00:36, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, and welcome, there are several options:
  • Use the template {{merge}} - It has one parameter, which is the other article; place that on both articles. - It will simply say that Article a should be merged with article B
  • If A is clearly better than B, use {{mergefrom}} (with the worse article) on the better one, and {{mergeto}} (on the worse one
  • Finally, you can do the merge youself, by copying and formatting the text, and replacing the worse article with a redirect to the better one.
I haven't had a detailed look but you should probably mention your finding at the talk page of both articles. Don't be afraid, people will help you. --Eptalon (talk) 00:55, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lauren604[change source]

Someone may want to look into Lauren604 (talk · contribs) for a variety of reasons (abusive language and likely sock of banned user to start with) --Creol(talk) 09:30, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Creol It's a long-term cross-wiki vandal which has now been globally locked.-BRP ever 09:36, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Figured as much looking at the accounts actions, naming, userlog and block log. Just tossed it up here as its not on me to deal with it and a pointer never hurts --Creol(talk)
n/m. got globally locked as I was typing --Creol(talk)
Hey Creol, I was globally locked because I was just asking a simple question on the IRC channel #wikimedia-stewards. I was asking for a global IP block to be changed to anonymous only because I was trying to appeal my block on the English Wikipedia. I did nothing wrong. And BRPever, I am not a vandal. I never had a second chance to do anything. I did nothing wrong and I will keep fighting for my account to be unlocked. I did nothing wrong! Please unlock my account I’m begging you. —Lauren605 (talk) 05:24, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You were globally blocked for abusing multiple account as you are sill doing right now.. I expect this account to be lock real soon. Don't expect to be unblocked anytime soon when you keep showing you are violating the rules reguarding sock puppetry. --Creol(talk) 05:34, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Don't feed 'em. Operator873 connect 05:53, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No Creol, I am trying to get you guys to unlock my account because I did absolutely nothing wrong. I stand by what I said. I was just asking for a global IP block to be changed to anonymous only because I was trying to appeal my block on the English Wikipedia. That is what led me to being globally locked for “abusing the IRC”. And no Creol, I was not globally locked for abusing multiple accounts because when I was unlocked I never abused any accounts. All I was trying to do is ask for a global IP block to be changed to anonymous only because I was affected by it even though that IP was not my IP. I was not abusing multiple accounts. I am trying to get you guys to unblock my account here and unlock my account. Just please, let me come back. I did nothing wrong. — LaurenCox600 Talk! 04:20, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protect this page[change source]

Is there a way to protect Eileen Davidson and Cat Deeley pages? If you look at their history, edits from unregistered users are prevalent and appears to be ongoing over time (mainly Deeley). Is there a way to add protection for these two pages? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 18:11, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TDKR Chicago 101, I don't think both of the pages reach of the level of vandalism where protection would be necessary. However I will continue keeping a close eye on these pages and the Deaths in YYYY pages. Thanks. --Ferien (talk) 19:34, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for the protection of 2 pages[change source]

I'd like to request semi-protection of the following 2 pages:

due to repeated vandalism and possible sockpuppetry. -- (talk) 22:48, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Both protected for 3 months. Looking into the sockpuppetry side. Vermont (talk) 23:10, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Page move over redirect[change source]

Could someone return Wha Wha Wha Wha Seanie Me Cookie Colon Movie Film For Theaters back to Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters , delete the affected redirects (Wha Wha What Wha Seanie Me Cookie Colon Movie Film For Theaters and the one caused by this move) and then revert the bot change on Death Fighter (prior to the move, a bot may notice the double redirect and tryto fix it again)? --Creol(talk) 07:45, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Creol: Working on it. Stand by. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:52, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Creol: I think I got everything. Please check and let me know if anything still needs to be done. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:54, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Almost there. One redirect is still up (still blue linked above) --Creol(talk) 07:58, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Creol: The one you QD'd? Got it. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Figured tagging it would help highlight it. Thanks --Creol(talk) 08:06, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protected edit needed[change source]

User talk:Belwine/Archive2020 should redirect to User talk:Ferien/Archives/2020 - double redirect on protected page --Creol(talk) 10:35, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

(Non-administrator observation) @Creol:, has anyone changed the name or is it a system default. Just for self-clarification.--Jyoti Roy (talk) 10:38, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
System tagged under Special:doubleredirects. Most the entries there are .js or .css pages but occasionally something else pops up. --Creol(talk) 10:49, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done by Djsasso. --Ferien (talk) 15:37, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User: Se va a la mierda[change source]

Hi, i want ti report this user User:Se va a la mierda because it have an inapropiate name, in english the name means "it goes to shit", the user was blocked on en.wikipedia , es.wikipedia, and ru.wikupedia Emolga826 (talk) 15:36, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I blocked the username, and left a message on their talk page. They are free to create another account..--Eptalon (talk) 21:48, 9 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Stale Rfds?[change source]

Hello, there are a few RfDs which should have been closed lke a week ago. Since I nominated some of them, I cannot really close them. Would really appreaciate if they were closed. Also: RfD conter is off by one.--Eptalon (talk) 02:41, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Eptalon: I addressed the mismatch between pages listed and pages in Category:Deletion requests. There were pages where the RFD templates had been removed, and one or two that just needed a null edit to refresh the page. I'll look at the ones ready for closing. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:12, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protection request[change source]

Hello; could an administrator please semi-protect the following pages?

They have been vandalised by sockpuppets of the same person many times over many months. Thank you. Tol (talk) 22:08, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, @Djsasso! Tol (talk) 23:39, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

About User:[change source]

I want to report about (talk · contribs). The IP user have been creating a number of new articles(if I did not count it wrongly, the user made a total of 30 articles in a short period of time, and three redirects to Kim Kardashian) that are disruptive. As I do not have Twinkle, I am not able to nominate the articles for quick deletion, so I am requesting for an administrator to ban and delete the articles that the IP user have made. Jolly1253 (talk) 04:49, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Jolly1253: The IP was blocked (we can't ban IP addresses) and all pages it created were deleted. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:45, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Massive creation of talk pages by[change source]

This IP user is making many talk pages with just a header template. Perhaps QD G6 could be applied. MathXplore (talk) 07:45, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

While this certainly shouldn't happen and you should let them know not to keep doing it. Deleting them now wouldn't make sense as we generally convert vandal talk page creations to just the header to avoid deleting them. So deleting them just because they have the header wouldn't really make sense. -Djsasso (talk) 13:06, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IP address possibly socking, could be an LTA from English Wikipedia[change source]

Hi. I just saw the article Dj Parisa in the New changes area, and it rang some alarm bells for me. A long time ago, the English Wikipedia had a sockmaster called Parissa Official, who made a few sock accounts to try and get herself publicised on the site, but who kept getting blocked. The link to the Sockpuppet investigation is [here]. I am not sure how to request a CU against someone who may not even have accounts here, but is there some way of trying to link the IP that the article was created from, with the possibility that it could be this sockmaster? DaneGeld (talk) 20:28, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@DaneGeld: Hello! Thanks for the report and the G4 tag on that article. It is continuing xwiki spam; however, as you know, I can't comment on the connection or lack of connection to previous accounts. Operator873 connect 20:44, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion requests[change source]

Could someone take a look at Category:Current requests for deletion? The first entry in there was dates Nov 2021. Currently 33 open RfDs and 33 pages there with another 19 in Category:Deletion requests, I doubt there arent others that need attention. Not exactly certain (or reellly caring) why there are 2 cats for this, but that a different prob way down off my to do list. --Creol(talk) 13:43, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have listed the one opened in Nov 2021 and moved the one that was already closed. Now the number of open RFDs = Number of listed RFDs. Thanks-- BRP ever 14:06, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]