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Flooder flag for Path slopuEdit

Hi greetings, I am requesting flooder flag for doing this AWB task. I think that may flood RC. So I'd like to use flooder flag. Thank you.--Path slopu (Talk) 16:35, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

@Path slopu: You discussed several tasks there, some of which you were told shouldn't be done with AWB. Please specify which task you are referring to, how many edits you think will be involved, and how long you think it will take. Also note that you must agree to adhere to the following:
  • You must log on in AWB after being given the flood flag or it won't take effect. If you are already logged on in AWB, you must re-log on after the flood flag is applied..
  • During the time you have the flood flag, you must work only on the approved task(s), both through AWB and where logged on directly. This applies even if the flood flag stays in effect after you finish your task(s). Even if the flag isn't removed as soon as you'd like, you still have to wait.
  • When the flag is removed or expires, you must log off of AWB to cancel it.
Some questions:
  • Where did you get the figure of 5000 pages missing reference sections? Check Wikipedia currently shows only 145. Does your list include pages that are missing note sections? Those can appear to need reference sections, but the code that needs to be added is different. I also see that you added a reference section to at pages that didn't need it (Sea of Azov and Azov and others).
That is due to the same issue we discussed in my talk page. That contains articles lacking reference section (but with no references).--Path slopu (Talk) 12:48, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Will you be manually checking each change? The External links and See also section changes would need to be checked because they aren't used consistently. For example, some pages use See also for external links, and some use it for additional reading: you wouldn't want to change it to Related pages for those. Adding reference sections should also be checked, because their placement can vary. It's also possible that some of the situations in your list will be fixed before you get to them, and we don't want to add duplicate sections.
I'll check all edits before saving. Thanks for the advice.--Path slopu (Talk) 12:48, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
Awaiting your replies. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:17, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
Update: I posted the above before I decided to remove your AWB access for now. No objection to you getting access again if the issues can be resolved. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:29, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I agree with the guidelines you have mentioned above. However I don't need flooder flag now as per the reason I have mentioned in my talk page.(wikibreak). Thank you.--Path slopu (Talk) 12:48, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

User talk pageEdit

Hi. Consider protecting my talk page due to ongoing vandalism. -- Tegel (talk) 15:30, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done for six months.-BRP ever 15:43, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Folsom PrisonEdit

There are Two Folsom Prison's. One in Georgia and one in California. Mr Cash's song "Folsom Prison Blues" is about the one in Georgia not the one in California. IF he had shot a man in Reno, Nv. just to watch him die he would have been incarcerated in a Prison in Nevada. The Reno refered to in the song is Reno, Georgia.

Aside from the fact that this page is not the place for this kind of discussion, the things you say appear inconsistent with what's in the English Wikipedia article. In fact, we don't seem to have an article on any prison by this name, and the article on the song doesn't mention a specific prison. Maybe you meant to leave these comments on English Wikipedia. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:56, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
To quote "When photographer Jim Marshall asked Cash why the song's main character was serving time in California's Folsom Prison after shooting a man in Reno, Nevada, he responded, "That's called poetic license."" -Djsasso (talk) 11:09, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Global Goal Live: The Possible DreamEdit

There is no general agreement for the being taken out of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. 2604:3D08:D180:4500:48BA:B65D:4493:63D3 (talk) 16:19, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Deletions will continue if those pages continue to serve as/look like advertisements. Chenzw  Talk  16:23, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Deleting JavaScript PagesEdit

User:Krett12/KretTW.js User:Krett12/all-twinkle-warning-choices-in.js User:Krett12/common.js User:Krett12/test.js User:Krett12/test2.js User:Krett12/twinkleoptions.js.

Please delete all these pages under QD U1, as Javascript pages may not use QD templates. Krett12 (talk) 22:27, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

In addition, all these pages please User:Computer_Fizz/common.js User:Computer_Fizz/huggle3.css User:Computer_Fizz/monobook.js User:Computer_Fizz/tw.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2/jquery.tipsy.css User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2/jquery.tipsy.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2/jquery.ui.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2/mediawiki.RegExp.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2/mediawiki.util.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkle2_a_main.js User:Computer_Fizz/twinkleoptions.js User:Computer_Fizz/twtest.js Computer Fizz (talk) 22:37, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
  Done Vermont (talk) 22:40, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Chiranjiv MakwanaEdit

This article have been created and deleted several times. Please protect it indefinitely.--Trade (talk) 16:12, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Unless I'm mistaken, I'm not seeing anything in the deletion logs. Could you be referring to a different article? Hiàn (talk) 20:04, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
I have corrected the name. --Trade (talk) 21:28, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
I have create-protected it, for three months. (Usual level:autoconfirmed user). --Eptalon (talk) 21:43, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Protection RequestEdit

Really, this should be semi-protected for a year. I mean not that there is vandalism, but I am telling you it is going to be at some point and we need to prevent that apocalypse of misinformation. (talk) 3:56 PM EDT May 17, 2020/ 19:56, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

  Comment I am starting to think 1 year is too much. Maybe 3 months. (talk) 19:58, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
The page is being closely monitored, and if necessary we will take protective action.Peterdownunder (talk) 22:20, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Pages to delete and protectionEdit

Please delete all of the following below: Arthurfan828/Arthur and the Square Dance Arthurfan828/Buster and the Daredevils Arthurfan828/Caillou (character) Arthurfan828/Caillou Fan Arthurfan828/History Arthurfan828/List of Caillou characters Arthurfan828/Pancake Tower Arthurfan828/Paul Salameh Arthurfan828/QD log Arthurfan828/ROBLOX Studio Arthurfan828/Restore feature Arthurfan828/Sandbox Arthurfan828/Wikipedia:Draft pages Arthurfan828/Work at a Pizza Place (ROBLOX game) Arthurfan828/common.js Arthurfan828/global.js Arthurfan828/minerva.js Arthurfan828/sandbox Arthurfan828/skin.js Arthurfan828/twinkleoptions.js Arthurfan828/undo.js Arthurfan828/undovandal.js Also, can you please indefinitely protect my talk page and my userpage please? Thanks. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 22:14, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Problem with RfD Second NominationsEdit

Hello, it appears that the RfD system is failing to accept second nominations in the same year. See for details. I tried very hard to get this template to work, but it wouldn't accept the second nomination and pointed to the first, with no parameter to change the link. I ended up having to substitute the template and edit that way, which is very yucky. I am surprised it seems nobody has had this problem before, as this seems like it would happen for any two rfds in the same year. The nomination page being created also got messed up, somehow. This was fixable by editing the {{lc}} template, but I would still like to see if there is a permanent fix. Naleksuh (talk) 00:12, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

    • I know I just retired. However, I had to let you know there are still errors with the substitution. It says: “Template {{RfD}} has been incorrectly substituted.“. Thanks. Arthurfan828 - CHAT 00:39, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes, that's known. I'm hoping this will be resolved directly from the source, by possibly adding a new parameter to Template:Rfd. I'm mostly pretty confused how nobody has even had this problem before, wouldn't this affect all second nominations? Naleksuh (talk) 00:47, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
I have fixed the transclusion. The relevant template parameter is |request=. As far as I am aware, Twinkle doesn't support handling nth RfD nominations, but I will take a look at the code later to see if this can be a quick fix. Chenzw  Talk  02:02, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Changes made to RfD templates so that the request creation link will actually respect the request parameter now. Unfortunately I cannot reproduce the problem with the {{lc}} template. It's particularly strange because other RfDs so far have not run into this issue. Twinkle uses exactly the same preload template for new RfD pages. Chenzw  Talk  02:43, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Khalid AbdelkareemEdit

Someone keeps recreating this article. Please protect it.----Trade (talk) 20:32, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

It has only been created twice, so at this point it does not qualify for protection as twice is not Recreated often, we do routinely watch for this. Thanks for pointing it out, we will watch it. -- Enfcer (talk) 20:37, 21 May 2020 (UTC)


Can the media wiki blacklist/abuse filter prevent a certain sentence of words being added to an article or any Wikipedia page? --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 01:59, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: Yes the Special:AbuseFilter can be used to identify certain phrases that are added to pages. It can be configured to simply log the edit, tag it, throttle the user, prevent the edit from saving, or even block the user trying to make the edit. It can also be configured take action based on namespace, whether the user is logged in, or age of the account. (talk) 02:17, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Also why isn't User:Abuse Filter listed on the list of admins? It can be useful to stop vandal attacks when no admins are present --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 19:53, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
  Comment @Operator873: what words are blacklisted? (talk) 22:03, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
About 10% of the edits hit an abuse filter.--Eptalon (talk) 00:40, 23 May 2020 (UTC)


Can some one straighten that mess out? Thanks Nunabas (talk) 00:11, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Ditto. He's moved his talk page to a mainspace page. Hell of a mess. IWI (chat) 00:18, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
@Nunabas, ImprovedWikiImprovment: I see that the linked page has been deleted. Is anything else needed? For future reference, with requests like this it helps if you give more detail about what has happened and what is needed. Otherwise, the responding admin has to investigate from scratch instead of having an idea of where to start. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:06, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: It was a page that had been moved from a talk page to the mainspace by an IP. The user whose page it was had also moved his user page to a "Wikipedia:" article. IWI (chat) 02:09, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

VIP UrgentEdit

There is an IP on VIP that needs to be blocked urgently. IWI (chat) 00:39, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Globally blocked by meta. IWI (chat) 00:52, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for oversightership/EnfcerEdit

Hi! It appears that every crat has voted in the above request (or is making the request), leaving none uninvolved to close it. As it's very obvious that the result would be in the affirmative, could one of the (involved) crats close it and post on m:SRP? Thanks, Vermont (talk) 04:52, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

I will write up the closing statement shortly. Chenzw  Talk  12:18, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
After looking through the !votes, I have placed the request on hold and initiated a crat chat to confirm the final result. Chenzw  Talk  12:33, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Can an admin hide the summary of this page change please?Edit

  Resolved. Blocked indef. Chenzw  Talk  12:03, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

I did a very bad thing when I made this page and I don't want other people to see it. Thank you. Solace Chiere (talk) 11:51, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

I don't know what gave you the idea it was an acceptable thing to do, especially when you were previously warned for this on EN wiki in early-May. Suffice to say, it wouldn't a problem anymore in future. Chenzw  Talk  12:03, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
I had given the user some slack before because they started making helpful changes, but I agree with this block. They know what they were doing and were on a final strike. IWI (chat) 12:05, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Update - Per SRG report, this user is now globally locked as a sockpuppet of Skiyomi. theinstantmatrix (talk) 18:14, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Log need to be rd'ed still --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 18:16, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
@Chenzw, Thegooduser: I have a hunch that Sciana Reale may be a sock of this account. Similar editing style with some ok edits and then some blatant vandalism such as this. What do you think? IWI (chat) 00:51, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
IWI, Similar username too but I am going to assume good faith... They will be blocked soon anyways if they keep doing this --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 00:52, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Yeah really doesn't matter if they keep vandalising. DENY. IWI (chat) 00:55, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Not sure what log Thegooduser was referring to, but log entries are generally not subjected to RD unless there is a very good reason to. Chenzw  Talk  02:18, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Chenzw Log has spam link... --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:20, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Which log? Chenzw  Talk  02:23, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Chenzw The Creation log for that talk page Talk:Elmar Faber --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 02:24, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Alright, I have revdel'd the edit summary for that log entry. Chenzw  Talk  02:30, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

FYI, Sciana Reale was just globally locked per this report. – Aranya (talk) 13:58, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Ellie GouldingEdit

Please temporary semi-protect. Reason: Vandalism --Thegooduser Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:53, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Agreed. Three different IPs have blanked it in one day. IWI (chat) 21:53, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  Done Semi-Protected for 1 week -- Enfcer (talk) 22:03, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

LTA requestEdit

An LTA has left a message here and believes they have a legitimate request. An admin needs to sort it out one way or another. IWI (chat) 02:50, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

A response does not seem to be necessary. Vermont (talk) 02:57, 28 May 2020 (UTC)


Wikibutor100 has been blatantly sockpuppeting using an ip address (2405:204:a198:ddf6:e105:ef93:c733:c451) by logging out to remove a QD template on Divyansh Mishra DM. The subject is not notable, and the enwiki version was deleted. IWI (chat) 06:40, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

and now 2405:204:a198:ddf6::19a4:e0ad. IWI (chat) 06:57, 28 May 2020 (UTC)