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Britain First/Glasgow City CouncilEdit

The 3-month IP block on their IP addresses expire tomorrow. The range was reblocked on enwiki for 6 months about two weeks ago, so I expect them to resume editing here. IP's are listed here. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 02:17, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Hopefully they will have forgotten about us compared to But if not we can just out a 6 month on. -DJSasso (talk) 12:37, 22 November 2018 (UTC)


Note that administrators no longer have the ability to unblock themselves if blocked by another admin. This also applies to bureaucrats. Please see this and phab:T150826. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 02:45, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, Vermont. Sounds like a good idea. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:21, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Ugh this is dangerous on a small wiki like ours where if an admin account is compromised they could block all admins quickly. -DJSasso (talk) 13:57, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
There's talk of being able to block only the admin that blocked you. I'm not sure if it's in effect. It would alleviate the issue you mentioned, although I'm still not very happy they made these changes globally without local consensus. Vermont (talk) 14:53, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah they talk about doing that, but the actual code change comments don't mention that they actually put that in so I am not sure. -DJSasso (talk) 15:35, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Stop Wikipedia asking for more money!Edit

I’ve already donated just a short while ago (months) it was a fair amount now I am being bombardrd with requests for more! If I become a member and log-in each time, can I escape the persistent RED donation banners. - (talk) 02:11, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

It is possible to stop the banner from showing if you have an account as when you aren't signed in you don't have any personal preferences set. The banners do only show during the funding drive I believe, so once the yearly drive is complete they go away as well if you would rather not register an account. -DJSasso (talk) 12:13, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Histmerg requestEdit

Please refer to details at Wikipedia:Simple talk#How to merge and maintain both page histories? -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 16:53, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirementsEdit

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Username against policy and vandalismEdit

User:Boobzzzz's username is against the username policy as I understand it, and their only edit ( was vandalism to Cell differentiation. Diadophis (talk) 01:51, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

@Diadophis: I noticed the account before... but for now I'm watching it closely for further activity. The username itself is barely acceptable, so we'll wait for additional behavior. Please feel free to ping me if there is any additional questionable conduct. Operator873talkconnect 02:07, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
@Diadophis: It would help if you leave that user a warning for the edit you reverted. If they vandalize enough, or exclusively, they might get indeffed for that even if we can't block them for a bad user name. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:14, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

user:MUDAWATU LINGA NAIK and user:MUDAVATU LINGA NAIK sport "cock" in hindi, namely "lingasm". (talk) 10:20, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Indefinitely blocked. Vermont (talk) 10:37, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

User:Boobzzzz still unblocked. block it please. (talk) 10:41, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

We don't have a reason to block that one. Boobs is a slang term for breasts, but it's not rude or pejorative. It also has other meanings. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:02, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

VG articles backlogEdit

There are four proposals, and the comments are quite clear-cut. What we need is an uninvolved admin to take appropriate action. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:13, 10 December 2018 (UTC)


I was searching on the site for Jeffrey Dahmer, I found him. Hitler, yep I can search and find him. The BTK killer is there and so is that woman who killed her five kids when she drown the in a lake. But when I search for Dr. Judy Wood....nothing. Zero. A PHD professor who is razor sharp...I wonder what she has to say that Wikipedia feels so strongly about or is being strong-armed and has nothing say,(I vote the latter). So let me get this straight, now you are choosing...CHOOSING, what information is important and selectively filtering that info based on a set agenda. Apparently what she has to say annoyed someone enough that they told you not to publish it. So let’s hear your brilliant explanation, cause whatever side of the street you choose to walk here, sets you up for failure. Youmlose either way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I don't know the person you particularly are talking about. However, all articles are based on having to meet notability requirements. It is also dependent on someone actually writing about them. You are on Simple English wikipedia which writes about topics in simpler English. We don't have as many articles as English Wikipedia because we don't have as many editors. -DJSasso (talk) 15:49, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Annual reminder about deleting pages due to RFDs opened this yearEdit

This concerns pages at RFD being deleted under the following circumstances:

  • The RFD is created in 2018
  • The RFD consensus is to delete the page
  • The page is deleted in 2019

When this happens, the standard delete reason in the drop-down menu will show the wrong year. That is because the delete reason always shows the current year, regardless of when the RFD was created. Therefore, if the above circumstances exist, please do not use the standard delete reason. Instead, copy the page name of the RFD discussion page, and use that, enclosed in square brackets, as the delete reason.

Other things that can help this situation are:

  • Not creating RFDs during the last week of this year (if they can reasonably be avoided)
  • Promptly closing RFDs that are due to close this year
  • For RFDs opened this year but due to close next year, closing them early if that looks reasonable.

RFDs created and closed in the same calendar year are not affected. Neither are RFDs closed with a consensus of keep.

Thanks. Let me know if there are any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:56, 15 December 2018 (UTC)