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Protection for Mary Shelley


Vandalised many times.-Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 10:46, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Cactus🌵 Yum o.o 10:44, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Cactusisme: Probably not too much use responding to it now but there was only vandalism from one IP across one day. In cases like these, a block is needed. Page protection is only used as a last resort. --Ferien2 (talk) 09:01, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Are you user:Ferien?, if your are, okay, thanks!! Cactus spiky ouch 11:13, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme: yep sorry for the confusion, I couldn't access my laptop at the time. --Ferien (talk) 11:14, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Oh, its fine, I just found a bit suspicious Cactus spiky ouch 11:15, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme: If you see other users claiming to be people, you should take a look at their userpage to see whether the account they have claimed to be have linked to them. For example, on my meta userpage for User:Ferien2, I decided to just sign on their userpage in m:Special:Diff/21487714, and it's in a section on my userpage: User:Ferien#Other accounts --Ferien (talk) 11:18, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ohk, will look into that in the future. Thanks Cactus spiky ouch 11:20, 2 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Ferien The vandalism stopped for now Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:21, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Permenant semiprotection request of Adolf Hitler Uunona


This has been requested a few other times, but the most that has ever come out of it has been a month-long to year-long protection.

The issue is that the "view history" tab is unreadable. When thinking of ways to write out this request, I originally planned to write out the number of occurances in which vandalism occured, but I realize now that it's easier to write out the number of occurances in which vandalism did not occur. Even then, you would have to sort through over 750 edits accumalated over three years of edits that are almost exclusively vandalism.

Vandalism on this page will not ever go away. A month-long or year-long protection will not do anything, and the only thing that leaving this page unprotected does is take away time from people that could be doing other things. MrMeAndMrMeTalk 17:39, 29 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

There are probably many ways of looking at this/these matter(s).--One way to get around, part of the problem: Those who get annoyed (or whatever), about what happens with the article, should consider finding a way to say to themselves - or perhaps use a mantra-like-thingy, such as "I can stay away from re-checking that article, until the month of say August."--Personally, i am guessing that i have not checked his article for a year (or help with anti-vandalism in that article), without having to use any motivational technique to stay away.--In the past, I have gotten the impression that there is c. nothing really new (and sourced) coming to the English-wiki article, or to the Simple-wiki article. (So the articles say a minimum of his connection to a municipal council etc. And the articles say that he was a member of SWAPO, and are economical with details about what he did.)--Another thing: that article might be one that would be okay to have a tag that says something like: "Some articles, get vandalized sometimes. We try to fix vandalism quickly."--If this post was perceived as helpful, then fine. 2001:2020:329:A884:15D:323:AF7E:55DD (talk) 17:28, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I almost never find Permenant semiprotection articles on Simple-wiki.--I find that quite refreshing!--I am fine with not making any major changes about changing the protection status, for now.--I trust that there are many - not necessarily including me - who have "the biggest pictures" about simple-wiki; Those many, probably have thing under control. 2001:2020:329:A884:5C31:F636:5603:D (talk) 17:40, 4 July 2024 (UTC) /2001:2020:329:A884:15D:323:AF7E:55DDReply
The issue is that looking through article history is tedious. Finding out who added what information at what point in the article is important, and with so many vandals, it is very difficult to do so. MrMeAndMrMeTalk 23:06, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I believe this is reasonable for perm protection Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 04:26, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Too many vandals to even se useful revision history. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:06, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Create protection


Please create protect Severus Alexander, thanks Cactus spiky ouch 07:02, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

multiple nonsense pages created here Cactus spiky ouch 07:12, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme: Created where? -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:23, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
on the page Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 04:26, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Please specify reason for this page. It has been created only once in the last four years. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:23, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
My personal rule of thumb is that I consider create protection if a bad page is created at least 3 times within a short period of time. That's not the case here. the Severus Alexander page was created 3 times, but in 2018, 2020, and 2024. I don't see the need for protection at this time. -- Auntof6 (talk) 05:03, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
okay, thanks Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:05, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply



Hi, I'm not sure about the local policies, but this revision possibly violate en:WP:OUTING. GSS (talk|c|em) 06:22, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@GSS This revision has been suppressed. Please use the email for any future suppression requests. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 07:14, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

User:Sarcastic kshatriya


This @User:Sarcastic kshatriya is vandalizing articles and creating articles without adding sources, Please remove the Descendants of Lord Krishna and Yadav Rajput articles created by him from the wiki and block this account. Thanks. 2409:4085:9C87:B19C:0:0:8149:5A00 (talk) 19:17, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

(Note) Talkback sent, CU requested. MathXplore (talk) 13:31, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Administrator note: I have discovered one copyvio from this user. The revision is deleted and now they have a warning about this. MathXplore (talk) 13:47, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Administrator note: Level 3 warning sent for unexplained reference removal. MathXplore (talk) 01:17, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Administrator note: Final warning sent. MathXplore (talk) 15:03, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done MathXplore (talk) 08:13, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MathXplore should someone revert all their edits? Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 08:15, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I'm not sure about that, but unsourced and/or complex changes may need reverts (w:WP:BANREVERT). MathXplore (talk) 08:17, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
okay, will look into their edits Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 08:17, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Administrator note: User locked. MathXplore (talk) 08:29, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
okay Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 11:20, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protection for Joe Biden/Donald Trump?


Hello, the campaigns for both candidates of the US presidential election have started, even though the election itself is half a year away, and it is not the people electing their president. There has also been some discussion, if Biden is fit to run for another term. If you, as an admin, think that we see more vadalism on one of these articles, feel free to semi-protect the page. I want to suggest the following though: If you semi-protect one of the two, also semi-protect the other. And secondly: If you do, the protection should last until the election is over, there is no point in re-asessing the situation in say four months... Eptalon (talk) 15:31, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

And maybe the same should apply to other articles if either or both of them end up not being the candidate chosen by their respective parties. That's not out of the realm of possibility. -- Auntof6 (talk) 16:50, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
(One has made many contributions re: Trump and the "legal challenges" of the last months. Be that as it may.)

One should maybe not overreach. How can one avoid that? Two reverts (or three reverts), and then semi-protect for say
one day and two hours, or
two days and two hours. The point is to leave an (occasional) opening for the 'some-hot-shot IP-editors' to have a chance to do their magic.--Please go ahead (ASAP, perhaps) and do a "test semi-protection" of the Trump article, for say, three or four days; Semi-protecting c. twice a week - with a short opening - might be agreeable if (or when) vandalism heats up. Thoughts? (Note: not 'very' sure i will come back to this thread, since i will be busy fixing articles.)--If there is a test-semiProtection, then i might use a talk-page, to save (future) sources, for Simplifying the Supreme-court verdict (and what it means). 2001:2020:337:B53F:B4AF:8F8:7E5A:8E03 (talk) 18:24, 7 July 2024 (UTC)Reply



The first creation of this page was deleted per QD G12. The page has been recreated, but is this an acceptable rewording of this website [1]? MathXplore (talk) 10:45, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Administrator note: Discussion moved to Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2024/Bernedoodle. MathXplore (talk) 12:04, 11 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please protect Loki (season 1)


Possibly indef as our Loki LTA (now claiming to be Willy on Wheels) never seems to get bored. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 13:21, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

And Loki (season 2) too probably Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 13:23, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done MathXplore (talk) 13:24, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. @MathXplore Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 13:25, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Flood flag request


Hi, Could I be granted the flood flag up until 2am please as I plan to make mass repetitive edits, Thanks, Kind Regards, –Davey2010Talk 20:17, 10 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Davey2010: Please be more specific about what edits you plan to make.
Also, when you say "2am", what time zone are you referring to? It's helpful if you can either specify UTC or say "for two hours" (or whatever period of time). Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 04:44, 11 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
My apologies I forgot to remove this post, edits have now been done and the rest will be done tonight, Many Thanks, Kind Regards, –Davey2010Talk 10:46, 11 July 2024 (UTC)Reply



It has been 6 months since I've been active on wiki, so I think it is in the communities best interest that I ask a crat to remove my sysop tool. I came back to the wiki during covid when I was home often, and I fell back in love with editing here. I still have that love and appreciation for what we're doing here, but I once again do not have the time to offer. Tools are to be used, not held on to. As I don't see a future where I return to that same level of activity, I see no reason to hold on to a tool. I appreciate you all, and the work that you continue to do. I will always believe in the mission of this Wiki. Thanks. --Gordonrox24 | Talk 22:54, 11 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I regret to hear that, thank you for your work on the Simple English Wikipedia. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 23:33, 11 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Administrator note: WP:A updated (special:diff/9648369), MediaWiki:Gadget-HighlightAdmins.js update requested. MathXplore (talk) 01:46, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 10:42, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme: Please stop marking things as done on the admins' noticeboard. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 11:28, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
ok Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 11:28, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply



The user has category-related edits that may need reverts despite w:special:permalink/1233818902#Category:Adventure and w:special:permalink/1233818902#Understanding_categories. Shall we continue to allow their edits? MathXplore (talk) 02:18, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please do not block me from editing. I may make wrongful edits but there are almost always just mistakes that I undo myself. QuantumFoam66 (talk) 02:26, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Administrator note: Level 1 warning sent. MathXplore (talk) 05:32, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Full protection of Adolf Hitler Uunona


This article should not be fully protected since I could not find a single autoconfirmed user vandalizing it. Frankly, this is not in line with the protection policy, so I suggest a reduction to semi-protection. Thanks, Cyclonical (talk) 03:03, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I sent talkback to the involved admin. MathXplore (talk) 05:33, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
As the editor that made the comment on their talk page, I agree with Cyclonical's proposal. The policy doesn't allow the full protection of a page for vandalism.- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 06:56, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
When I go through the history of this page and see hundreds of vandalizing changes this year, including some by named accounts, then I think temporary protection is warranted. Our policy is a guideline. If other admins are unhappy with me giving the article 28 days temporary protection to try and break the vandal editing cycle, then they can change it. I think this article has already had more admin involvement than it deserves. I also find some of the editing patterns very suspicious. Peterdownunder (talk) 23:23, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
The vast majority of vandalism on this article is done by IPs or accounts with less than 10 edits. I would be surprised if you could even find an instance in which an autoconfirmed user has vandalized this article. Even still, limiting protection of the article for a short period of time does not even make sense, since vandalism is just as prevalent after the period of time is done. Limiting the number of people that can edit the article to 12 people on this wikipedia for almost a month because of vandalism is not a good reason to break policy. It would be far more useful to simply permanently semi protect the article. MrMeAndMrMeTalk 23:58, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
As suggested by MrMeAndMrMe, a better solution would be to indefinitely semi-protect the article. As soon as the full protection lifts, IPs and new editors will start vandalizing the article as if nothing ever happened. Even if autoconfirmed users somehow managed to break through semi-protection and vandalize it, the chances of it slipping through are essentially 0%. Many people patrol recent changes for bad-faith edits, and some even have this page on their watchlists. Semi-protection will allow for good-faith users to contribute while keeping the bad-faith ones out, while still letting regular users edit. Cyclonical (talk) 07:39, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I agree that the article should be protected, but not fully protected. This year alone, the article has more than 250 edits, but out of the ones that are vandalism, only a few are from registered accounts. Most never make it to autoconfirmed status. Indefinite semi-protection is definitely better here. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 07:46, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Agreed, indef semi protection would be the best route to stopping the vandalism of the page.- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 07:47, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
In view of the above comments, I have removed the temporary protection on this article, and have replaced it with an indefinite block on non-confirmed IPs. If there is further vandalism then I may add further restrictions as necessary. Peterdownunder (talk) 10:05, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Revdel req


[2] I feel like this rev might meet RD2 so posting here.- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 08:12, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Done*Fehufangą✉ Talk page 08:25, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks.- FusionSub (Talk page) (Contributions) 08:25, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe)


Please protect this page. Thanks Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 02:52, 13 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Done MathXplore (talk) 01:36, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply



As explained in Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2024/Bandkari, I cannot check if this violates copyright due to paywall, but if there is any admin who can read the estimated original article, then QD G12 deletion is welcome. MathXplore (talk) 02:00, 14 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

It has some pretty obvious copyright issues Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:19, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme Such as? I don't see any violations just from the abstract of the article. copypatrol shows a 59% similarity with the linked source but I cannot see what it is comparing the article text with. I don't seem to have access to this article through the library. If you have access the full text of the article, please feel free to send me the text so I can compare it. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:22, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Fehufanga I mean some of it is just copied from the source. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:24, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme Such as? Again, please provide specific examples that I can't see any direct similarity with the source that the article is allegedly violating. I can't just say that because the article is written in complex English, it has to be a copyvio. Please provide examples from the article where the article matches exactly or too closely with a copyrighted source. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:27, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
The text is like differently phrased Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:29, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cactusisme That's not an example. Here is an example of what I am looking for:
  • Example article text:

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in the town of Eisenach. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach worked as a trumpeter. Both of his parents died before he reached the age of 10. He was taken into the house of Johann Christoph, the eldest son of the family, who was then organist at Ohrdruf. Here the young Bach lived for five years, learning the clavier under his brother's tuition, and showing so marked an ability for music as to bring upon himself his instructor's jealous severity, to the point of injustice and hardship. A manuscript collection of contemporary music, belonging to his brother, was especially coveted by him, but was relentlessly kept from his sight.

  • Example copyrighted source:

Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisensach, Saxe-Weimar, Germany, March 21, 1685. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was one of twin brothers; a violinist; twice married and blessed with a large family—two conditions in which his son was destined to follow his example. Both he and his wife died when Sebastian was ten years old; and the boy, who had already acquired from his father the rudiments of the violin, was taken into the house of Johann Christoph, the eldest son of the family, who was then organist at Ohrdruf. Here the young Bach lived for five years, learning the clavier under his brother's tuition, and showing so marked an ability for music as to bring upon himself his instructor's jealous severity, to the point of injustice and hardship. A manuscript collection of contemporary music, belonging to his brother, was especially coveted by him, but was relentlessly kept from his sight.

(for the purposes of this example, the text is not actually copyrighted. Source can be found here).
In the example above, the article text copied part of the copyrighted source directly, and would count as a copyright violation.-
Please provide a specific example so that I know that this is actually a copyright violation, and not a false positive picked up by copypatrol. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 12:34, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
I managed to obtain the source from the Wikimedia Discord server. A section of the article is completely identical to a paragraph from the source, as such I have deleted the article under the G12 quick deletion criteria. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 13:48, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Protection request for Patrick Stewart


I request for the protection of Patrick Stewart. It keeps getting targeted by an LTA making pointless edits. (talk) 06:58, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Done MathXplore (talk) 07:00, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please close a discussion which was ended


Hello, I think that this discussion was made in a wrong place, because it was ended on 2nd July 2024, but no administrator closed it.

Today it had a reply of TechnoSquirrel69, but the discussion was ended a long ago. Therefore it was not relevant any longer. Please put a line upon the late reply, archive the discussion and remove the template in the page. Thank you, Dgw (talk) 12:59, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Dorian Gray Wild: An RfD is not considered ended just because the indicated date has passed. Discussion can continue until it is formally closed. I can't close it right now because I'm on a mobile device, but I will check it later today in case it doesn't get closed before I can look at it. -- Auntof6 (talk) 20:01, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you Auntof6. I came from another Wikipedia, where we have a nice administrator who closes every discussion which ends, and puts lines upon replies which were made after the closing time. Thank you again for handling the issue. Dgw (talk) 20:24, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Dorian Gray Wild: Sorry, I should have looked more closely at it. I commented on it, so I can't close it. I'm sure another admin will get to it. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:42, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

You've Been Dealing With Stress All Wrong, According to Neuroscience


The user who created this page, which was deleted as a copyright violation, has claimed credit for it. See User talk:Amy Serin, PhD, BCN. 2601:644:9083:5730:699C:4277:F713:D4C3 (talk) 16:19, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Answered to the claim. MathXplore (talk) 03:14, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Adding heights without source


The following IP range is blocked on En-Wiki: Special:Contribs/2600:1012:B000:0:0:0:0:0/40. The problem here is that they keep adding people's heights without a source. Should they be blocked here too? 2601:644:9083:5730:3110:5D04:B3C8:C7AB (talk) 19:29, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Not an admin - I've reverted them and warned them, If they continue please report to WP:VIP, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 19:49, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Some of the heights they enter are outdated and wrong Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:29, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Death hoaxes


The following IP's keep making new articles that claim a person has died today without evidence:

I warned the first one twice, but then the second IP did it again. See also: Special:PermaLink/9643947#Death hoaxes. 2601:644:9083:5730:3110:5D04:B3C8:C7AB (talk) 19:47, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hoax and QD A3 cases are deleted (except corrected pages), both blocked as same as before. MathXplore (talk) 03:09, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 10:45, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Suspicious user page


Trustharri1 (talk · contribs) has copied the user page of Ricky81682 (talk · contribs), including claiming to be a former administrator. Is this allowed here? 2607:F140:6000:802A:61A5:9F91:5713:6924 (talk) 21:44, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Given they were warned by an admin today[3] I'm rather baffled as to why they'd copy someone elses userpage but either way they've blanked their userpage now, I'm sure they're not silly enough to repeat the same mistake for a third time and FWIW we were all newbies once so we should cut the guy some slack imho. –Davey2010Talk 22:17, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
But Davey, it is imperspnation right? Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:29, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Meh it is however they're not going around the project pretending to be the admin, at a guess I'd say they're simply trying to find their footing here but maybe I'm just naïve and gullible, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:01, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
oh okay, will watch them for now Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 10:22, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done User blocked/locked per Special:Diff/9653873. MathXplore (talk) 01:58, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Eighteen articles created in one day by new editor


It seems clear that brand new editor (talk · contribs · WHOIS), who created eighteen new articles on July 14, is using copying, or given the subject matter of their contributions, more likely machine translation to create their articles. Mathglot (talk) 10:19, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Mathglot To be honest, this isn't the first time somebody has mass-created location articles (especially about French communes), especially in that range: see contributions, contributions, etc. This goes back for several years but it's not technically forbidden by policy. I'm sure another admin is more familiar with this, since they have been around before I was active here. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 10:25, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the quick response; I am admittedly not as familiar with simple policy as I am with en-wiki policy, so apologies if this is not an issue here. Nevertheless, the wmf:Terms of Use trump individual project policy, and if editors are not attributing their copied content or translations, then that is a problem. Mathglot (talk) 10:35, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Eliminating Module:No globals


I have closed the RfD on this module as deleted. It looks like changes to modules are needed to replace calls to the module with something else. I haven't worked with modules, so I am uncomfortable doing it myself. Can one of my fellow admins help? Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:46, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Protection request for Joe Biden


This article has received persistent and sustained vandalism from IP editors. The majority of edits to this article are either vandalism or the reversal of such. LV 04:35, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I have semi-protected both the articles on Joe Biden, and Donald Trump for six months. Only aurtoconfirmed users can edit these articles. The U.S. presidfential election is important, both are highly visinble public figures. Vandalism will only increase until the election. Eptalon (talk) 08:46, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Remove protection for Joe Biden and Donald Trump


Remove the protection of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as people have added the real things about them (talk) 11:39, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@ You can request what you want to be changed in the article a autoconfirmed user would see if it is okay and do it for you. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 11:40, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@ and what do you mean 'real things'? Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 11:42, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
hello,I protected the two pages because there was an increasing level of vandalism. No one says all IP editors are bad. There is a very limited set of tools we have against vandalism, and when the vandalism is from different editors, protection is pretty much the only one. The protection lasts until after the election in over not to have to do things multiple times. And as outlined, use the article talk page to request a change. Eptalon (talk) 12:54, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Eptalon   Comment: the Ip is blocked for disrupting edits Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 05:52, 19 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Protection of Alex Bickerton


This article has received persistent and sustained vandalism from IP editors. The majority of edits to this article are either vandalism or the reversal of such Contrilab (talk) 12:12, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Comment: this page was just created and nominated for QD, and this is the user's firsts edit. Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:14, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
It’s should be protected from editors and I did meet him before alongside Linda Robson Contrilab (talk) 12:22, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
which editor? Cactus🌵 spiky ouch 12:23, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
User blocked/locked, page has indefinite semi-protection from creation. MathXplore (talk) 12:44, 18 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Category change requests


Please move the following pages from Category:Wikipedia to Category:Wikipedia administration:

per Category talk:Wikipedia. OurRisingTide (talk) 01:19, 19 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@OurRisingTide: The first two aren't in that category. The third one was already under policies, which is already under WP admin, so I just deleted the plain Wikipedia category.
By the way, thanks for the work you've been doing to organize all this. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:01, 19 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Auntof6 The first two don't appear in the category because they use the <includeonly> code. It's Wikipedia:Simple talk and Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress that appear in the category, but it's actually written on the header pages. OurRisingTide (talk) 03:04, 19 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@OurRisingTide   Done -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:50, 19 July 2024 (UTC)Reply