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2601:444:280:5E40:2C05:7855:BD2F:905C (talk · changes) keeps on making bad pages on hurricane seasons. These don't appear to be dictionary entries. They were also blocked on Simple English Wikipedia for their bad changes. Belwine (talk) 19:19, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested GS action and was blocked 1 day by GS Hasley. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:33, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks :) Belwine (talk) 20:37, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For future such situations, and there seems to be lack of local to act, the fastest way to stop such vandals is to post a note to meta:GS/R for them to act. If you have irc you can also hop into #wikimedia-gs to seek help. @Belwine:. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:46, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, will do in future. Thanks again. Belwine💬📜 20:46, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Welcomed :)Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 20:48, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can an administrator please delete the page User:, as a test page? Abuse filter 16 disallows me from editing that page. Thanks, --Ferien (talk) 08:23, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Y Done Minorax (talk) 08:30, 24 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


2600:1700:C180:71E0:3C69:E4B5:3707:203A has spammed, or try to spammed, on multiple occasions today. Could they be blocked? --Ferien (talk) 18:34, 20 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Y Done Minorax (talk) 01:18, 21 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Twinkle Gadgets[change]

Hi, there seems to be some problems with the display of the gadget Twinkle, see the screenshot for details. Please fix it, thanks! Stang 16:52, 25 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Stang: Hello. The local version of Twinkle is severely outdated and the traffic here is too low for someone to update and maintain it. I suggest that you use m:User:Xiplus/TwinkleGlobal instead. Minorax (talk) 08:56, 26 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IP cross-wiki harassment[change] keeps harassing me. He's the same as Can an IP range block please be made? This has been going on constantly cross-wiki... Nehme1499 (talk) 20:07, 3 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does this word really exist? There are no other entries in the other versions of Wiktionary. I have checked Genius (6th edition), OLEX (2nd edition) and Progressive (4th edition), these are one of the most popular English dictionaries in my locality, but I cannot find such word. If possible, I think this entry should be protected to prevent future creations. MathXplore (talk) 10:57, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted. Minorax (talk) 11:00, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article has been created again with no improvements and references. I believe this entry must be protected. MathXplore (talk) 09:09, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done.--Brett (talk) 10:38, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like full-protection is needed. MathXplore (talk) 09:45, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You made it edit-protected and move-protected, but it needs to be create-protected. Lights and freedom (talk) 17:30, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's right. In addition, I think the creator should be blocked. He's not here to build Wiktionary. MathXplore (talk) 08:10, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global ban proposal for Piermark/House of Yahweh/HoY[change]

There is an on-going discussion about a proposal that Piermark/House of Yahweh/HoY be globally banned from editing all Wikimedia projects. You are invited to participate at Requests for comment/Global ban for Piermark on Meta-Wiki. Thank you! U.T. (talk) 12:36, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New special page to fight spam[change]

Please help translate to your language

Hello, We are replacing most of the functionalities of MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist with a new special page called Special:BlockedExternalDomains. In this special page, admins can simply add a domain and notes on the block (usually reasoning and/or link to a discussion) and the added domain would automatically be blocked to be linked in Wikis anymore (including its subdomains). Content of this list is stored in MediaWiki:BlockedExternalDomains.json. You can see w:fa:Special:BlockedExternalDomains as an example. Check the phabricator ticket for more information.

This would make fighting spam easier and safer without needing to know regex or accidentally breaking wikis while also addressing the need to have some notes next to each domain on why it’s blocked. It would also make the list of blocked domains searchable and would make editing Wikis in general faster by optimizing matching links added against the blocked list in every edit (see phab:T337431#8936498 for some measurements).

If you want to migrate your entries in MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist, there is a python script in phab:P49299 that would produce contents of MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist and MediaWiki:BlockedExternalDomains.json for you automatically migrating off simple regex cases.

Note that this new feature doesn’t support regex (for complex cases) nor URL paths matching. Also it doesn’t support bypass by spam whitelist. For those, please either keep using MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist or switch to an abuse filter if possible. And adding a link to the list might take up to five minutes to be fully in effect (due to server-side caching, this is already the case with the old system) and admins and bots automatically bypass the blocked list.

Let me know if you have any questions or encounter any issues. Happy editing. Amir (talk) 09:41, 19 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This user is a vandal who has been indefinitely blocked on the Simple English Wikipedia. They have made two changes to this project so far. Both were vandalism. QuicoleJR (talk) 00:04, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update: He was global locked. QuicoleJR (talk) 02:16, 19 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Imported category-related templates/modules from English Wiktionary[change]

I noticed that templates/modules aimed for enwikt categorization has been imported to here without attributions. I think they were made for enwikt but not for our project. Is there any way to use these things in our project? MathXplore (talk) 07:43, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't really see a need for these. Other stuff should be nuked as well. Minorax (talk) 10:47, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed.--Brett (talk) 11:06, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User who has been blocked from enwiki and simplewiki has recently joined here and seems to be doing the exactly same thing at our project. I think our admins should decide if they can continue to make changes at Simple English Wiktionary. MathXplore (talk) 01:28, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked. Minorax (talk) 02:31, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism-only account. --Leonidlednev (talk) 23:00, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked. Minorax (talk) 01:40, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This user does not seem to be here for joining the dictionary project. Should we send warnings or is there anything else to do? MathXplore (talk) 06:44, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Warned for now. Minorax (talk) 09:37, 30 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear admins, please have a look at their creations, names of languages or places should be OK, the question is for the others. They seem to be non-English terms, maybe out-of-scope materials, and similar to Wiktionary:Requests_for_deletion#Haoreima's_creations. On the other hand, the words come from regions where English is widely used, so maybe some of them can be counted as part of English. How should we do with these entries? MathXplore (talk) 03:04, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted some. Minorax (talk) 03:13, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much for the reviews. MathXplore (talk) 03:24, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear admins, I have noticed that the changes from this user are just welcoming others or making off-topic templates (templates without direct connection to the dictionary project) no contributions to mainspace Wiktionary contents, how should we deal with this? Should we continue to allow template creations for a while, send warnings, or proceed to further actions? What would be the most reasonable option? MathXplore (talk) 02:51, 17 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nuked. Thanks for reporting. Minorax (talk) 04:02, 17 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]