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Update the block text[change]

Hi Administrators!, Can someone change text blocked text like this?

You are currently unable to edit Wiktionary.

You can still read pages, but you cannot change, or create them.

Editing from $7 has been blocked by $1 for the following reason(s):


This block has been set to finish: $6.

Even if blocked, you will usually still be able to edit your user talk page and contact other editors and administrators by e-mail.

Note: Please use the [show] links across from each header to show more information.

Other useful links: Blocking policy · Username policy · Appealing blocks: policy and guide

If the block notice is unclear, or it does not appear to relate to your actions, please ask for assistance as described at Help:I have been blocked.

2602:304:AF53:3E99:C577:8F5F:4200:4BF5 (talk) 01:02, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions. However, we do not officially have a block-appealing policy in place. Also, the page Help:I have been blocked requires changing to match the rules of this Wiktionary. It seems to me that it was just copied from the English Wikiquote from the links provided in it, and we do not actually have an email address that blocked users can email to appeal their blocks (and there is no need to, given the low volume of legitimate users that we block). We welcome a second proposal to update this text, but at the current state of this proposal I would recommend against it until it gets fixed. Cheers. --Hydriz (talk) 14:53, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

لطرش أحمد الهاشمي → لطرش احمد الهاشمي[change]

Current Name: لطرش احمد الهاشمي

Reaname to:لطرش أحمد الهاشمي (contribslogsRenaming)

Reason:i want the same name in all wikimedia project

Confirmation:en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple/Archive151#لطرش أحمد الهاشمي → لطرش احمد الهاشمي

--لطرش احمد الهاشمي (talk) 15:23, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

The user "لطرش احمد الهاشمي" has been renamed to "لطرش أحمد الهاشمي". Regards, -Barras talk 10:57, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for full change to Mediawiki:Blockedtext.[change]

Hi there Administrators!, Can you change the Mediawiki:Blockedtext to this version please? ,because the current block message is outdated and was from 2004. It also needs a full upgrade because the IP addresses from Halifax Nova Scotia, are not blocked anymore.

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You currently can not change pages on Wiktionary.

The ability to change pages has been removed from this account, IP address or IP address range by $1. This block affects $7. The following reason(s) were given for this block:

Your IP address is $3. And This block has been set to finish on: $6.

You are not blocked from reading pages, only from changing or creating them.

If you think you were not blocked fairly, you can ask an administrator to look at your block and decide whether it should be removed. If you are logged in and using an account with a registered e-mail address, you can e-mail an active administrator. If you are logged in with an account but you do not have a registered e-mail address, please go to My preferences.

If you think the block is unfair, you can add {{unblock|reason goes here}} to the bottom of your talk page, replacing reason goes here with why you think your block is not fair, or send an e-mail to simple-admins-l@lists.wikimedia.org and an administrator will look at your reason and reply. You may want to read our guide to unblock requests before requesting to be unblocked.

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I updated the text to reflect that we currently have no large ongoing rangeblocks which could cause issues. As for the rest you are requesting here, not (yet) done. You simply copied over simpleWP's text and this doesn't completely work for WT. -Barras talk 14:17, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Sometimes large ranges are blocked from changing Wiktionary, for very bad cases of vandalism. This means that a lot of people may not be able to change.

If you are blocked and want to change pages you may send an email to simple-admins-l@lists.wikimedia.org and an administrator will look at your reason and reply.

Also, if you have a dynamic IP address, some dynamic IP addresses may be blocked when they are assigned to you.

We are sorry for any problems this made.

2600:1006:B121:95FE:4CDA:4C2D:9244:7F62 (talk) 11:59, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Please block I'm sorry. (talk · changes), even though he has no edits, I believe this account should be blocked for inappropriate username and possibly sockpuppetry from our current IP who has been vandalizing our templates. Account --~~Goldenburg111 21:46, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

I would not call this user you reverted a vandal. What was wrong with the edit? If indeed this account is related to the IP, I would assume good faith. All of the changes to the template were correct: we use "change", not "edit" on Simple English projects and this is Wiktionary, not Wikipedia. I believe this rollback was incorrect. Could you please explain why you reverted it, and why you think "I'm sorry" is an inappropriate username/should be blocked? PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:13, 11 March 2014 (UTC) edited 16:23, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
No edits, no action taken. --> X mark.svgN Not done -Barras talk 18:15, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
I will respect Barras's decision here, and will leave it as it is. --~~Goldenburg111 19:31, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Request for username change : Hosiryuhosi -> Rxy[change]

  • Current username: Hosiryuhosi
  • Target username: Rxy
  • Reason: I want to change my current username to short username at WMF wikis globally. Note: Global account "Rxy" is my account (confirm). Thanks. --Hosiryuhosi (talk) 07:15, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

VIP: (talk · changes)[change]

Vandalism in progress: (talk · changes) --Alan (talk) 00:56, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Seems to have stopped. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:21, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Meta templates[change]

Just letting everyone know that I just protected all meta templates in Category:Vandalism templates as per the recent edit wars, and counterproductive behaviour on those pages. I protected all of them and not only those touched recently to ensure people don't just move on to the next template. Ongoing reverts, vandalism, unneeded and useless changes of those templates will result in blocks or higher protections. -Barras talk 13:11, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


Could someone please semi-protect my talk page for a month? Thanks, --Glaisher (talk) 18:03, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done--Brett (talk) 21:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)