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Can An Admin, Indef block, and remove TPA and Email for all those doppelgänger accounts on this wiki, thanks --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 22:29, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Were they originally yours or someone spoofing you? -Djsasso (talk) 12:11, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Djsasso These were made by me, I don't remember the password nor the email I set for them (If I ever did), Since I'm more active here now, might as well block them here too, to prevent any disruption here if they get compromised --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 23:18, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
@Thegooduser: Just noting that none of those appear to have been registered here. If someone logged in and visited simplewiki, an account would be automatically created. You could see whether the stewards would consider a self-requested global lock at meta:SRG (they did for my old account). --IWI (talk) 12:31, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
I have a script that logs them out, but I don't know if it works or not, so safer to request global lock --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 20:58, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Twinkle issueEdit

There is an issue when using Twinkle to report users to VIP. See this as an example. --IWI (talk) 14:01, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Seems to be working for me. Would need more info on what they were doing when it happened. -Djsasso (talk) 16:14, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Oh I managed to reproduce it now. Looks like its when you do it specifically from the contributions page. Will see if I can see how to fix it. -Djsasso (talk) 16:17, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Looks like a recent UI change broke the old way (admittedly a rather hackish one) of retrieving the username. I have applied the fix in morebits.js which uses the modern method of calling mw.config.get. Please remember to purge/bypass your browser cache for the new change to take effect (I didn't fully do so before testing, so you see that I ended up making a report with the issue too). Chenzw  Talk  16:47, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Good, thank you both :) --IWI (talk) 19:21, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
@Chenzw: I tried to report an IP range from the Contribs page and got this error again. --IWI (talk) 12:51, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Unprotect uncyclopediaEdit

Plz68.197.157.236 (talk) 16:38, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

That page has had issues with vandalism so needs to remain protected. Feel free to create an account and in a few days you will be able to edit that page. -Djsasso (talk) 16:47, 5 October 2020 (UTC)


I am requesting that DannyS712's rights be removed due to repeated misuse of admin tools. His modus operandi consists of immediately blocking a user who has just made a a good-faith post to a talk page, usually without talk page access, so that the user has no chance to explain or question him. He then revdels the post, claiming "personal attack", thus hiding the evidence that the post was in fact good-faith. An example of this behavior can be found here. (talk) 20:10, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

I invite any admins that want to to review the example given. I'll note that the example given is not "good-faith", and even if it was, the single example given would not represent "repeated misuse". Since the IP that posted here is an open proxy, in violation of a global policy (m:No open proxies) I will be blocking it locally and requesting a global block, though I will leave talk page access enabled DannyS712 (talk) 20:15, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
I reviewed the example, and my view is that this whole request was in bad faith. Although an admin blocking a user who makes a complaint about them could be seen as questionable, in this case I support the action. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:28, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm open to scrutiny, but the global policy is fairly clear, since "[open] proxies are often exploited for abusive purposes" DannyS712 (talk) 20:30, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
LTA using a proxy. I revoked TPA and extended the block. This needn't be discussed further per DENY. Operator873talkconnect 20:34, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Unprotect MAcdonaldross talk pageEdit

so ips can talk to you and also thegooduser (talk) 13:11, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Why no reply (talk) 13:21, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Undo a vandalism moveEdit

A user hijacked article Ralph Breaks the Internet by moving it to E217 series. I am trying to undo that vandalism but can't revert the move to put things back the way they were as the redirect was overwritten by some other content preventing the move back. See revision history of pages involved to see what was done [1], [2]. This ended up making the edit history not match the content of the pages. User did same on enwiki but that was fixed fairly quickly there.Geraldo Perez (talk) 00:08, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes. In order to fix this the page currently at Ralph Breaks the Internet will need to be deleted and E217 series moved back. --IWI (talk) 00:17, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
Auntof6 performed the move. --IWI (talk) 16:57, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism at Learned society and other placesEdit (talk · contribs) has just done a dozen or so vandalism-only changes, nearly all have already been reverted. However, he also created Learned society, which should also be deleted quickly. --Rsk6400 (talk) 09:21, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Auntof6 (talk) 11:40, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

New multi-IP vandal, I'll call them "The Trumpet"Edit

Ok, some IP vandal-who uses multiple IPs, mind you-has been going onto talk pages and doing topic titles like "TRUMP 2020". I figured you guys can handle it, as you guys always do.--Derpdart56 (talk) 15:33, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Page move for Yakutat City and Borough, AlaskaEdit

Please move Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska to Yakutat, Alaska, per enwiki. Destination page is a redirect with two revisions. Thanks, --IWI (talk) 12:26, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Can some admin help, or give me authorization to do a page swap beyond gloabl rollbackers remit to do the move. Thanks so much. :) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:44, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Old name left as redirect. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:53, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
However, please note that it is not usually necessary to match our article names to enwiki's. I've seen a lot of such requests lately, and reasons should be given other than "to match enwiki". --Auntof6 (talk) 23:55, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Indeed, we shouldn't blanket match enwiki, this one I agree with IWI as the new name is sort of shorter --> simpler ? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:24, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6, Camouflaged Mirage: I find it to be a good rule of thumb to follow their broad consensus unless there is a specific reason not to, per the spirit of WP:FOLLOW. There are some situations in which we may differ – this doesn't seem to be one of them as Camouflaged Mirage said. --IWI (talk) 19:42, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

RD1 requestEdit

Hi, can an admin RD1 the few copyvio versions. Thanks. Source is this. Thanks Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:16, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Yep, and per my email to the admin list. --IWI (talk) 16:18, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Operator873talkconnect 16:28, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Requests for page importationEdit

--Saroj Uprety (talk) 05:54, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

P.S. Move Template:Infobox video game online service to Template:Infobox online service Saroj Uprety (talk) 07:01, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

@Saroj Uprety: Imports done. Why do you want the move done? The second one already redirects to the first, so pages referring to either would get the same result. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:36, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6 Because that template is not just for video game services, but for each service and to make it compatible with English Wikipedia. Saroj Uprety (talk) 01:57, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
@Saroj Uprety: Either name would work. We aren't required to match names with English Wikipedia. I'm not going to do the move, but I won't challenge it if another admin wants to do it. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:11, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6 Ok thanks and I meant that not all services are video game services. Like Apple TV+, it is not a video game service. Saroj Uprety (talk) 03:47, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Dear SirEdit

I have a problem with this page on wikipedia about me. They are all a bunch of lies and i want it deleted. I can attach my I.D. card to see i am the real

person. Thank you

> User:Pontonbluelagoon -

Hello, the page you cite was mostly edited by your account, it is your user page. When you are logged in, you can edit/replace it with another page. To get it deleted, simply replace it with a blank page, or place the template {{QD|U1}} at the top of the page. An admin will then delete the page.--Eptalon (talk) 11:21, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

RfD cleanup needed...Edit

Hello all, there are some "overdue" RfDs that need closing. Since I nominated most, I'd prefer not to close them. Note: I might nevertherless close affected RfDs if they are a week overdue, and there's no comment as to why they weren't closed. So please go ahead and close some of the stale ones. Thank you. --Eptalon (talk) 14:11, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Repeated vandalism at HumanEdit

The article Human has been targeted by different IPv6 addresses since Oct 15. Today, 2601:283:c202:7180:2c86:c9cd:732d:6a2a (talk · contribs) has already made 9 disruptive changes. --Rsk6400 (talk) 16:22, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Rangeblocked the /64, which was the only IP range responsible for the unexplained content removal. Chenzw  Talk  16:38, 29 October 2020 (UTC)


Can anyone install this gadget?--Saroj Uprety (talk) 02:51, 31 October 2020 (UTC)