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Rename requestEdit

Hello IWI, could you please change my username to "ZzzzZ"? –Hulged†^|k⟩ 11:41, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Hulged: You will have to follow the steps at m:Steward requests/Username changes. You will be changing your name globally, there is no option to change your name locally anymore. --Belwine (talk) 11:43, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Belwine, ok thanks! –Hulged†^|k⟩ 11:49, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Also, if it was available locally, only a bureaucrat could do it :) --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:39, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

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Another one... --Belwine (talk) 14:37, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Design HelpEdit

I'm terrible with wikicode when designing pages, could you point me to an tutorial page? Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:42, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Sure. en:Help:Wikitext is a good place for that :) --IWI (talk) 00:44, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Also how's it going? --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:52, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
@つがる: Sorry, my internet went last night so I went to sleep :/ I'm doing fine thanks, other than that :D My internet has returned. --IWI (talk) 14:42, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

LTA IP blocksEdit

I noticed you put in the same blocks with the same restrictions with the same reasoning to multiple IPs. Is it a sock using a VPN or proxy? Darubrub (talk) 16:03, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Yes. --Belwine (talk) 16:04, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
 (change conflict) Yes, some kind of proxy service (unless they are instantly travelling thousands of miles, lol). --IWI (talk) 16:05, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) On enwiki I block the IPv4s for six months (unless they geolocate to Chicago) -- I have noticed he gets the same ones over and over enough for me to suspect it may do some good. (ps - you're doing a nice job adminning. :) ) Antandrus (talk) 16:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Antandrus :). I'm not sure whether it would be worth doing the same here, considering IPs can change. --IWI (talk) 16:57, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
The only IP's that don't change are my grades ;P --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 23:44, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Haha! Sounds funny. (talk) 23:50, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

DYK QueueEdit

What's the policy on updating the queue, the current one has been on for 8 months now. We have 3 more queues ready, I suggest a new queue, which will leave us with 2 queues left, a total of 16 months if we keep them on for 8 months each? Though it may vary depending on the numbers of DYK hooks made Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:13, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Generally you don't want to exhaust the DYK queue too quickly or we get in a situation where we use up all the hooks and then are stuck on one. Being that its been eight months we can probably update since we have a couple ready. But generally I suggest never updating them if we don't have a few ready. At the rate we generate them right now we don't make enough to update more than about once every 6 months. Unfortunately last year we switched them a bunch too fast so used them all up in a couple months and didn't spread them out so we could update them every couple months. -Djsasso (talk) 14:25, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, that was my fault last year. Sorry. Right now, it could be good to switch the queues. --IWI (talk) 14:33, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
How can I update the Queue, if this seems to soon, please let me know, but we do have 2 queues after this one, and as mentioned earlier would last 1 year up to 16 months. --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 23:39, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

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@Darubrub: I didn't receive an email from you. --IWI (talk) 16:53, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
That's strange. But you deleted the page anyway! Darubrub (Let me know) 17:15, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Not sure what caused that, but glad the issue is solved anyway. --IWI (talk) 17:17, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Changes to Language articleEdit

Hi there - saw you were active and an admin so thought I'd ask you something! There have been a few changes to the page Language that have been trying to shoehorn facts about Greek into the introduction. It doesn't really make any sense reading the rest of it (seems like somebody wants to promote Greek?), but I'm wary of getting stuck in an edit war so was wondering if you could take a look and see what you think? Best, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:23, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

@SpaceGuy32: Well the first thing I would say is please do not revert further on that page. You have already done three reverts, so per WP:3RR you shouldn't make any other reverts on that page for the next 24 hours at least, except vandalism. I will take a look at the problem, though I suggest you start a talk page discussion as this seems like a content dispute. I would also suggest you do not use rollback for such cases - it is designed for clear-cut vandalism only. Thank you for letting me know, --IWI (talk) 17:28, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
In terms of the content itself, I'm not sure what the IP editor is trying to say. It doesn't seem accurate that most English words come from Greek. --IWI (talk) 17:30, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes that's why I reverted originally, as that was clearly wrong information! But as you say it was getting close to becoming an edit war so I wanted to step back and let somebody else deal with it. Djasso seems to have decided to revert it and block the IP making some of the changes. Sorry with the rollback thing - I'll make sure it's completely clear-cut in the future. Thanks so much for your help, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:34, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes indeed, though the block was only applied as it was an open proxy, which aren't allowed. And yes, it was good that you stepped back. --IWI (talk) 17:36, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Looks like an account has now been registered to make the same changes. I'm happy to start a talk page discussion if you think that would be useful, but I think the changes fairly obviously aren't helpful. Best, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:41, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Seems like you blocked the account. Is that an SPA or a sock of the IP? Darubrub (Let me know) 17:58, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Since it seems obvious that it all comes from the same person, and there have been more than 3 reverts, I have applied a 24 hour edit warring block on the account. The other IP range was only blocked as a proxy. --IWI (talk) 18:01, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)  (change conflict)  The changes are exactly the same as the IP changes, so they were abusing multiple accounts (and IPs) to break WP:3RR. --Ferien (talk) 18:01, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
So, ducky? Darubrub (Let me know) 18:03, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
I only see one account being used unless I’m missing something. There is no policy against editing as an IP when you have an account. But yes, the reason I have applied the block is because per DUCK, they have broken 3RR. --IWI (talk) 18:04, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, you are allowed to edit as an IP when you have an account, but when you are also edit warring using both an account and two IPs to try to get around WP:3RR, that's not acceptable in my view.--Ferien (talk) 18:08, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
All IPs used by them have been blocked, including two proxy ranges. This is why we have NOP. --IWI (talk) 18:12, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Friday Night DinnerEdit

Hi there. On Friday Night Dinner on enwiki, there seems to be a mistake. Please could you correct the mistake below. 1. Users are inserting information stating the series has ended when Channel 4 have not released a statement whether it has or hasn’t. According to Channel 4, the series is believably still in production but the organisers of the show have no plans to make a new series for the time being. Thanks. (talk) 18:35, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

@ The page is unprotected. You should be able to edit it.--Ferien (talk) 18:39, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@Ferien: Sorry but the IP I use on enwiki is blocked when I didn’t do anything wrong. I’ve tried appealing but the admins haven’t reviewed the appeal yet. (talk) 19:23, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Apologies. --Ferien (talk) 19:24, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Accepted. (talk) 19:30, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
You will have to wait until the block on your IP address can be appealed and make the change yourself. This isn't a matter for this wiki. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 19:42, 15 April 2021 (UTC)


Just wondering, what happens if you accidentality delete all of Wikipedia? Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:54, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

@つがる: Sorry for the delay. I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean delete all articles? I don’t know how that would be possible, but that would be bad. Technically speaking it would be (eventually) reversible. --IWI (talk) 11:34, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I suppose if you nuke users who have made the most articles then you could delete a good chunk of this Wikipedia. I don't think you can undo nukes at the same speed as you can do them. If you delete thousands of pages through nuke that would take ages to undo. However, I'm not sure whether it would be technically possible to nuke thousands of articles. --Ferien (talk) 11:56, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
The nuke interface let’s you pick a limit of what to delete, defaulted at 500. I'm not sure how long it would take to restore. Yes, these are powerful tools; thankfully, none of our admins would do such a thing. --IWI (talk) 11:59, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
After some tests, it definitely is possible to do such a thing. --Ferien (talk) 19:01, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I sort of meant this as a jokey question, of what happens if you nuke all Wikipedia pages. Sorry for not specifying it was a jokey question --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:07, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Actually, to be serious there is a comment here about admin tools being destructive, so I don't know how bad it would be if pages were randomly nuked (which will 99% not happen from an admin, unless the account is hacked) --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:12, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes. Quite damaging, but reversible from a technical standpoint. It would just take a while. Even if an admin account is compromised, it would still need someone who knows what they are doing for such a thing to happen, so hopefully unlikely. --IWI (talk) 06:57, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

You've got mail!Edit

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Congratulations to you for your adminship. I heard it from Ferien (then Belwine). Wish you a good luck for future.DJRC (talk) 17:07, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Thank you :) --IWI (talk) 11:32, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Star boxEdit

Can I also use your multiple star signed rectangular box installed at the top of your user page? Is that only yours or usable by others? Haoreima (talk) 06:16, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

@Haoreima: it's based on the number of changes you have made and amount of time you have been here. See which one you have achieved here. --IWI (talk) 06:55, 19 April 2021 (UTC)


Hello IWI, I joined back three months ago and I would like to be active here. I was looking for WikiProject India, but I couldn't find. I saw there are many wikiprojects created in userspace. So I thought you might know if someone has created Wikiproject India. :) –Hulgedtalk⟩ 15:50, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Hulged: See Wikipedia:WikiProject, there is a WikiProject India :) --Ferien (talk) 15:53, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Ferien, thanks for pointing out! I'd like to manage that wikiproject. Can I do so? Or it is limited to the creator of the project? --Hulged (talk) 15:59, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
@Hulged: Probably limited to the creator. You should ask them about it, they seem to have been active quite recently (30 March) --Ferien (talk) 16:04, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Ok! Thanks Ferien. --Hulgedtalk⟩ 16:08, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Hulged: WikiProjects here are unofficial. This list I made, includes info about how they're managed here. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:15, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks Auntof6, had a look at the list. It's really helpful for the users who came here from English Wikipedia. --Hulgedtalk⟩ 16:21, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Deletion errorEdit

You deleted the following pages that I created, Krrish, Student of the Year 2, and Varun Dhawan. Those weren't bad pages. Please restore them. Rohit Chopra 1974 (talk) 15:26, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

@Rohit Chopra 1974: They were bad pages. They were directly copied from the English Wikipedia, which is not allowed without simplification. --IWI (talk) 15:27, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Rohit Chopra 1974: Did you copy from the English Wikipedia? Copying from the English Wikipedia is not allowed, and pages that are copies can be quickly deleted. --Ferien (talk) 15:28, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
No, I simplified it by deleting some sentences and changed some words to make it, well, simple. Rohit Chopra 1974 (talk) 15:31, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Simplifying for this wiki is much more than deleting sentences and changing a couple of words. Please read WP:HOW. Best, --IWI (talk) 15:33, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Hello, if you need more time to simplify an article, you can create it in your userspace. For example, User:Rohit Chopra 1974/Krrish. Then it will not be deleted, and you can publish it when you're done with it. Lights and freedom (talk) 15:34, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay, this should work. Rohit Chopra 1974 (talk) 15:41, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I recreated the Krrish page. It was not copied from English Wikipedia. Feel free to check it. Rohit Chopra 1974 (talk) 16:04, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I recreated the Student of the Year 2 and Varun Dhawan articles and put them in my own words. Rohit Chopra 1974 (talk) 18:26, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

New userEdit

Hello there. Is the username “History of the Earth and World” appropriate for a user I found with the name? I’ll assume good faith for now, but I don’t know if it violates our username policy. RPBG 💬 🖊 20:04, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Have they edited yet? --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:05, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

No but we might want to keep an eye on them though. RPBG 💬 🖊 20:09, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

I think it is appropriate for a username. The username doesn't show they are going to be sharing the account, or promoting something, and I don't think the username will offend people. --Ferien (talk) 20:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Ok. That’s sorted :) RPBG 💬 🖊 21:34, 25 April 2021 (UTC)


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You've got mail!Edit

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Hi IWI, when you get the chance to, could you please respond to this email I sent you? If you can't then please let me know. Many thanks, --Ferien (talk) 21:20, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Hm, I’m not seeing an email. Could you please resend it? Best, --IWI (talk) 21:30, 15 May 2021 (UTC)
Resent :) --Ferien (talk) 21:39, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

My commentsEdit

Sorry for the unhelpful comments, IWI. I promise to refrain from making those sorts of comments. Thank you. RPBG 💬 🖊 23:47, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

It's fine. You're new here, so just try to take it a little slow and keep away from the main administrative tasks until you have a little more experience. Generally, non-admins shouldn't add comments underneath unblock requests as it can cause problems, unless there is a good reason to do so. Best, --IWI (talk) 23:58, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) If you have a legit question that you think is very important and that an admin might miss it, can you ask? --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:02, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
That could definitely be a good reason, yes. --IWI (talk) 00:03, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Regarding IP blankingEdit

I got a message saying that IPs should not blank their talk pages, see here. --Ferien (talk) 18:45, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

What is said there is not correct. --IWI (talk) 18:47, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh ok. I will just WP:FOLLOW then. --Ferien (talk) 18:49, 30 April 2021 (UTC)


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Why is there are a difference lol? Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:43, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Protection of my user page permanentlyEdit

Hi again, since I'm actively using English Wikipedia for a long time, I have decided to stop continuing this wiki. It's a farewell for me to this wiki. Please make an admin protect to my userpage so that, even my retirement to the wikipedia family, no one can change my userpage. Good bye all the best for your future tenure here. With best wishes.--DJRC (talk) 17:10, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

  Done --IWI (talk) 17:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for doing it. Hope we will meet again soon. DJRC (talk) 17:16, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Me too. Have a good one :) --IWI (talk) 01:43, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

May 2021Edit

I added a tag to the article, hopefully that will address the issue(s). --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:33, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm afraid it probably won't. The article is generally well-sourced. If I have time I will fix the numbers. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 02:34, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks again IWI. Also great work so far with the admin rights! --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:35, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Tsugaru. --IWI (talk) 02:37, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

That IPv6Edit

Hey, that is the WMF-banned user that was blocked yesterday. What a pain in the (insert whatever you want here). PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:56, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Oh can you pull TP and email access too please? PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:57, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! May I ask why only 24 hours? PotsdamLamb (talk) 23:00, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
No problem. I blocked for 31 hours as the standard first IP block. There hasn't been a level of disruption from the IP to warrant longer. Will monitor, thanks. --IWI (talk) 23:02, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
Typically it says 31 hours. Is that something admins add to the reason and it just auto-populates the date and time of expiration? PotsdamLamb (talk) 01:28, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Admins can specify whatever length of time they want. The block screen prefills 31 hours, which we often use for a first block for anyone, not just IPs. It's not necessarily standard, just frequently used. The idea there is that if a vandal is active at certain times of day, for example at noon their time, a 24-hour block might not affect them much because it would end around the time they're ready to be online again. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:29, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Thanks that’s what I was wondering. PotsdamLamb (talk) 05:45, 25 May 2021 (UTC)


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