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What should we do with the page creations here? I think it might be best to move them to "List of [x]" and remove the templates that don't exist on simple that were copied from en. Vermont (talk) 13:14, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

They also need lead sections and categories. However, I'm not sure this is an admin matter. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:26, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
I keep deleting, fixing, and have warned. So today I start blocking. It has been going on for over a week with various IPs. -DJSasso (talk) 13:33, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Interesting. If they keep doing this (and it seems they completely ignored the message I put on their talk page), we should probably just delete and block future accounts. Vermont (talk) 13:39, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Yeah. I warned them the last couple days with the intention of starting blocks today. So I have blocked them and deleted these pages. Some in the past I have been cleaning up and putting attribution on, some I have deleted and reimported over so they were clean. Others I have just outright deleted. But so far they haven't responded. If they continue I will be just blocking on sight and deleting if the pages are not appropriate. -DJSasso (talk) 13:44, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately they haven't been using the same 64 range so I can easily do a range block to get their attention better. -DJSasso (talk) 13:46, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
They continued under the IP Special:Contributions/2409:4052:2115:152F:0:0:1548:C8A4. Zaxxon0 (talk) 06:55, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, deleting and blocking. Vermont (talk) 14:05, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Slight change to username block templateEdit

Now Global Renamers are also allowed to make username changes apart from stewards, hence I made this change to the username block template. Since it affects admins, I will put it here for review. Feel free to revert if needed. Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 19:05, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

notice boxEdit

Would it be possible to make it so that whenever there are quick deletions requests (or vandalism reports, but that one might not be possible) left pending, all admins get a red notice at the top of the page? i notice these things can sometimes go pending for as long as several days while several admins come online. Laptop Fizz (talk) 02:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Don't know about that, but I watch the two relevant categories so that those things show up in my watchlist. Aside from that, you're not going to get immediate action on most things all the time. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:29, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: really? because as of this writing there are four pending quick deletion requests. and yeah i understand that a website full of volunteers doesn't have a 24/7 support team i just find it frustrating that there are admins online while these things get ignored, which makes me feel like they don't even see it since the admins are supposed to 1) have the permission to take care of them and 2) supposed to be the most dedicated and caring members of the wiki.
sorry if you feel like i'm being mean just saying my thoughts Laptop Fizz (talk) 02:41, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, really. Four QD requests is not a lot, and the admins don't check for those things every second they're online. I know I check for that stuff when I come online, take care of the things I can, then go on with my own work. And I think you're putting the admins too much on a pedestal to call them the most dedicated and caring -- we're just people doing our best, which might not always meet the expectations of the community. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:50, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
I would point out there are often reasons they are sitting for awhile, for example an admin might not feel that an article should be quick deleted, but don't want to deny it either, or there is some matter about the article that is being looked into before deletion. Or admin are simply giving an editor a chance to make the page better before deleting. Things aren't necessarily meant to be done immediately. -DJSasso (talk) 17:01, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

possible action?Edit

i have noticed a trend of vandalism where year articles (like 2000) get vandalised by "(X year) like a (Y year)" being added into random parts. This seems to happen over several different weeks, and articles, by different IP addresses. could an admin possibly look into taking longterm action? Computer Fizz (talk) 05:50, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Unable to publish changes to my sandboxEdit

Hi all,

I've created an account page (KevRobbSIMPLE) and a sandbox in the Simple English Wikipedia, however when I actually go to publish my changes (to partially save them and to complete later) I seem to get stuck in an endless Captcha loop. It says something about new external links, but all I have are links for References, not a link in the text itself. The Page Preview looks fine with no error messages but the trouble starts when I try to publish.

Any advice or ideas?


Kevin Robb (KevRobbSIMPLE)

(talk page stalker) @KevRobbSIMPLE: hey, i saw you were able to get your sandbox setup. that thing with the captcha sounds like a bug and might want to report that to WMF. either way, once your account is 4 days old and has made 10 edits you will be immune to the captcha. also, when signing your posts, instead of the weird way like you did with your real name and email, you can simply four tildes like this: ~~~~, and the software will automatically fill it in with your name.
do not hesistate to post here or on my talk page with anymore questions, i'm not an admin i just like being helpful and friendly especially to newer editorsĀ :) Computer Fizz (talk) 07:23, 11 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi. Can the following templates please be imported from enwiki? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 07:05, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

@DannyS712: Done. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:43, 12 August 2019 (UTC)