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Need a bit of help - Edit WarEdit


Want to let admins know about an escalating situation - user User:Hipal has welcomed me to the article Dan Pena by levying false allegations against me of undisclosed paid advocacy. They've also mass reverted my edits on the article without sufficient justification more than 3 times today (edit warring).

I'd like an admin to have a look at the exchange and resolve the conflict please.รฑa#Unjustified_Reverts_and_False_Accusations_of_Paid_Advocacy


Ifdc (talk) 06:02, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

@Ifdc: This is Simple English Wikipedia. Those links are on English Wikipedia, which is a separate site with its own admins. You need to ask for help over there. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:37, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Protection of my userpageEdit

Sir/Madam, I will be on wikibreak from 13.02.2021 till 03.03.2021 because I will be having my examination. So I'm bit risk of my userpage. So can you please semi-protect my userpage within the mentioned time?--DJRC (talk) 08:56, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

@Eptalon:, I think I'm not wrong. I said semi-protect my userpage. Not full protect.DJRC (talk) 09:05, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
Fixed, note tohugh: Vandalism on other people's userpages is extremely rare here, so even this shouldn't be necessary. --Eptalon (talk) 09:27, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

RD requestEdit

This is a copyvio that needs RD1. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:06, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done -Djsasso (talk) 12:25, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @Djsasso. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:26, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection on User talk:DoSazunielleEdit

See page history.. --Belwine โ€ข ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€ข ๐Ÿ“œ 19:54, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done. -Djsasso (talk) 20:53, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection on Oldest peopleEdit

Persistent vandalism from IPs. โ€”Belwine โ€ข ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€ข ๐Ÿ“œ 15:42, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a week. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:04, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks โ€”Belwine โ€ข ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€ข ๐Ÿ“œ 21:10, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-Protection for my talk pageEdit

My talk page has been vandalized by IPs twice now in 3~4 days. The latest was a redirect of my talk page. Can you semi-protect it please so IPs cannot edit my page? Thanks! PotsdamLamb (talk) 08:00, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done by Eptalonย (talkย ยท contribs) Semi-protection for three months. Thanks Eptalon! PotsdamLamb (talk) 17:14, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Protection on User talk:Belwine/Archive2020Edit

Please can you fully protect the 2020 archive of my user talk page? I don't think I'll be editing it again at all. Belwine (talk) 17:28, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done --Auntof6 (talk) 17:45, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks โ€”Belwine (talk) 19:52, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

IP User - Consistent VandalismEdit

This user has a history on commons where they were blocked for vandalism until at least April. Since they have been on here, all of their edits have been either reverted for vandalism and/or the pages they created nominated (and successful) for QD. They have received levels 1-4 and today I just issued a lvl 2 and a project disruption to them. I actually just fixed where they broke another template.ย (talkย ยท contribs)

I am nominating them for indef block on simple for these behaviors. I am pinging @Belwine, ImprovedWikiImprovment: as they have also issued the warnings. If I need to move this somewhere else, I will. I also want to note, not once has the IP user acknowledged anything on the talk page.

Thanks, PotsdamLamb (talk) 18:56, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

I think they should really be blocked for 31 hours for vandalism first, before we move onto a longer block. โ€”Belwine (talk) 19:52, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Peterdownunder has blocked the IP for 72 hours. We don't indef IPs because blocks are intended to be against a person, and different people can use an IP. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:54, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! PotsdamLamb (talk) 17:13, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Protect NecropolisEdit

Excessive vandalism. Thanks much. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:11, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

(Non-administrator observation) ย ย Done by Bsadowski1. Belwine (talk) 19:26, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Creation protection of Ali sarhan shamranEdit

Due to constant recreation. Belwine (talk) 22:30, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Preferably also add all capitalization variants of "Ali Sarhan Shamran" to the title blacklist, because it has been recreated with various differences in capitalization. JJP...MASTER![talk to] JJP... master? 22:35, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Deleted, as recreation of deleted page (about a week ago), see the RfD. Also create-protected (autoconfirmed, for 3 months). --Eptalon (talk) 23:29, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
It's not much use if one of the users that created these articles is autoconfirmed. --IWI (talk) 23:33, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Read en:The Minority Report a 1956 novella by Philip K. Dick (if you haven't already; there's also a movie by Steven Spielberg): We don't condemn people because they might commit a crime. We give them a trial when they have committed a crime. If said user re-creates the article, he/she can be warned and treated like a regular troublemaker. --Eptalon (talk) 23:46, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Now the page has been recreated by an autoconfirmed account (Ameerkamal999), so please delete it as G4. JJP...MASTER![talk to] JJP... master? 15:31, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
Considering they are evading several blocks and global locks, they should be blocked as a sockpuppet. No "trial" required. --IWI (talk) 21:03, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
Currently the user is globally locked, so it's notz really our problem...--Eptalon (talk) 21:22, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
@Eptalon: And now the page has been recreated under the title of Ali Sarhan shamran. JJP...MASTER![talk to] JJP... master? 17:01, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Fairly standard thing to happen, if you see recreations just take them with the QD tag and an admin will delete them and go from there if necessary. -Djsasso (talk) 12:10, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection on Min Aung HlaingEdit

Due to vandalism. --Belwine (talk) 12:25, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Seconded, Persistent vandalism, WP:BLP violations. Recently high traffic page due to Myanmar coup. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:52, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
(Non-administrator observation) ย ย Done by Operator873 on 2/17/2021 PotsdamLamb (talk) 18:02, 19 February 2021 (UTC)


Hello. Please can you hide this revision from the history as it is a copyright violation. Thanks. --Belwine (talk) 10:23, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Done Peterdownunder (talk) 10:40, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-Protection Peter LekoEdit

There is a lot of vandalism on this article all of a sudden coming from various IPs. Can we get semi-protection on Peter Leko? Thanks PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:41, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Its an LTA, and if they weren't on that page it would be another - not sure its needed at this point, since there are active admins online, but no objections if another admin wants to protect --DannyS712 (talk) 22:42, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712: - There are a lot of different IPs hitting it. Makes me think maybe an open proxy? PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:52, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Probably... --DannyS712 (talk) 22:52, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Wow did they seriously give you a banana and tell you to do something with it? Dang the IP can't be in'deffed. PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:53, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Wow that did not take long! You are good @DannyS712:!! PotsdamLamb (talk) 22:57, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
ย ย Done by Operator873 --DannyS712 (talk) 22:57, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

SP for my ArchiveEdit

Can you please Semi-protect User talk:PotsdamLamb/Archive 1 for me due to vandalism and threats? Thanks PotsdamLamb (talk) 17:56, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Done. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:42, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Sorry @Macdonald-ross: that I did not see this. No one pinged me so thank you for protecting it. PotsdamLamb (talk) 04:09, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Task for Huggle needed by adminsEdit

Admins - Please see PotsdamLamb (talk) 18:49, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

I'd just like to add a little bit of context. Wikipedia:Huggle/Config#Reporting needs to be updated to include a signature (~~~~) at the end of the lines beginning in aiv-ip and aiv-user. This is to resolve the issue of Huggle users reporting vandals to WP:VIP and not signing their posts, which appears to be a standard practice here much like it is on enwiki. I have documented this at phab:T275231, and will be tracking it from there. If any admins need any additional information, I'm more than happy to help, and can be reached on my talk page here, on enwiki, or in irc in #huggle or #wikipedia-en. Thanks! Phuzion (talk) 18:55, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Done! Chenzwย ย Talkย  03:04, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @Chenzw: I tested it and it works. Phab was closed. For some reason I have a couple other issues too but I will address them with the devs first. PotsdamLamb (talk) 04:11, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

How many transclusions needed for page protection?Edit

So I was editing Template:User page and found out that although it was used on hundreds of userpages, it was not protected at all. This was alarming to me so I checked the transclusion count, which is currently at 579.

Is 500+ a good number of transclusions to justify template protection (semi)? Or is there an existing higher number? dibbydib 04:24, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Generally on this wiki we don't protect unless there has been an issue or the template is used a very large amount typically multiple thousands. But if you are concerned with this one I can semi protect it. There is no hard and fast rule, mostly up to discretion of an admin. -Djsasso (talk) 12:46, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Huggle task for an adminEdit

Hello Admins: Please see below per Phuzion:

ok so when I load huggle, it shows a red mark when saying loading local yaml file. PotsdamLamb: That's because simplewiki doesn't have a yaml config. WARNING: simplewiki - YAML configuration not found, falling back to deprecated config page Ideally, the simplewiki admins should convert the old WP:Huggle/Config page to WP:Huggle/Config.yaml.js like enwiki has.

Can you please ping or re me when done?

Thanks PotsdamLamb (talk) 17:22, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Admins, if you would like I can take the current SEWP one and get it up to date keeping the configuration the same. It can also be updated to add some of the new information and the queues to ignore. Please let me know. I have no problem doing it and putting it in my sandbox for review/comments/approval. Leg work is the best. PotsdamLamb (talk) 06:28, 24 February 2021 (UTC)


Can you please SP my User:PotsdamLamb/QD_log. IP vandal Thanky PotsdamLamb (talk) 18:21, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done --Auntof6 (talk) 19:36, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Auntof6! Much appreciated! PotsdamLamb (talk) 03:34, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Update Requested PageEdit

Hello, since we have only one red in the recent changes bar, I think we can use a new set of pages. Thanks all for contributing to turn those redlinks blue. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:05, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Just a thought: Can this be downgraded in protection level like the TOTW form so that other regular editors who aren't admins can edit it too? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:59, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
There is a process to how they are updated and its highly visible which is why its protected. I can update it to get some more red links on it, but generally I give it time to have all the links turn blue and to see if the pages that are on there can get expanded beyond small stubs. But I was actually going to update it yesterday anyway so I will do it now. -Djsasso (talk) 19:06, 24 February 2021 (UTC)


Hi. Please could an admin remove all revisions from the public history from here to here as they seem to contain a copyvio? Thanks. โ€”Belwine (talk) 13:56, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done -Djsasso (talk) 19:08, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

RD requestEdit

Copyvio here. โ€”Belwine (talk) 15:21, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

ย ย Done. -Djsasso (talk) 15:24, 25 February 2021 (UTC)


  • Please semi-protect for about 6 months, because there are various users that are changing the ages over and over again for the past few months. Thank you --Tsugaru Let's Talk!ย :) ๐Ÿ 01:05, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@ใคใŒใ‚‹: The amount of vandalism doesn't justify semi-protection. We use semi-protection when the amount of vandalism is hard to keep up with. That isn't the case here, but I've added the page to my watchlist.
By the way, when you start a new section on a talk page, you don't need to indent or use a bullet. Those are for replies, not for the original message. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:19, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
I was told there wasn't anything wrong with it. But I will refrain from using a bullet/indents at the start of a message. --Tsugaru Let's Talk!ย :) ๐Ÿ 02:24, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Protection requestEdit

I suggest extending the creation protection of Ali Sarhan shamran and similar articles to sysop for a period of time, as the new socks simply edit their userpage and wait to be confirmed. Thanks. --IWI (talk) 16:37, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection on SpotifyEdit

Due to vandalism from multiple IPs. There will likely be more vandalism on this page from IPs due to recent events. โ€”Belwine (talk) 22:33, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Looking back about 2 weeks there are 2-3 IPs editing, and being reverted. I have semi-protexted the article for a month. Vandalism-level isn't high, and we could also have blocked the 2-3 IPs. Given that some of them arre mobile, I do not know what the policy is on getting the same mobile IP most of the time (probably depends on provider). Anyway: semi-protected for a month. --Eptalon (talk) 23:10, 28 February 2021 (UTC)