Wiktionary:Administrators' noticeboard/Current issues and requests archive 5

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Steward elections[change]

Hey fellows! There are soon Steward elections on meta. If there is someone who always wanted to become a steward and fulfils the criteria then feel free to nominate yourself. Nominations can be submitted between 15st January and 28th January. We need more helping hands. If someone has questions what it means to be a steward, we have many people locally who can answer this question. Maybe someone from our community decides to run for this position. Best, -Barras (talk) 16:31, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Open proxy[change]

I can't find an AIV page on this wiki anywhere so I'll just post it here: (talk · changes) is an open proxy and requires a block. Thank you, -Orashmatash (talk) 21:15, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Blocked.--Brett (talk) 13:48, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


Hi! I'd appreciate it if a passing bureaucrat could rename me to Mh7kJ. I'm renaming globally. Confirmation: here. Thanks! -Orashmatash (talk) 17:32, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

The user "Orashmatash" has been renamed to "Mh7kJ". -Barras talk 22:56, 14 June 2012 (UTC)


This global bot will update interwiki links in articles and categories, usually starting from cs.wikt or some small project. It can do some other bot's tasks (replacing etc.) too, if you will want. JAn Dudík (talk) 05:47, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Do you need/want a local bot flag or are you planning to get a global flag? -Barras talk 06:31, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I just looked at it and flagged it. Interwiki bot with long and good history. -Barras talk 12:11, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Rollback request[change]

I would like to request rollback. I am currently a rollback on En.wikipedia. Thank you very much. Riley Huntley (talk) 04:38, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Moved to the correct area, sorry. Riley Huntley (talk) 04:43, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Vanish request[change]

Can someone to rename User:Gmcfoley and delete the talk page? The user wants to vanish. Ruslik0 (talk) 07:12, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your request. The reason why the deletion is delayed is due to the policy on courtesy vanishing not allowing the user talk page to be deleted, unless there is community consensus to do so. I would complete the request if I could, but I would need a bureaucrat to assist. --Hydriz (talk) 07:15, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Done, log entry deleted. -Barras talk 09:05, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit → Change[change]

Hello, could someone please go through these messages, changing edit to change where possible? Thanks.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  00:39, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

...as well as MediaWiki:Cantrollback and MediaWiki:Tog-hideminor.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  23:54, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Done, I think. -Barras talk 13:42, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Edithelp as well please. Thanks.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  17:16, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Curious - that page is blue-linked but has not existed since 2007. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 01:38, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
It is blue because it is a default message (translated on translatewiki.net). MediaWiki pages which are not specified locally or default are red-linked, however. (Example: MediaWiki:Foobarbazqux). You should create MediaWiki:Edithelp with content "Changing help" (or whatever). πr2 (talk • changes) 05:35, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Is any local admin going to do this request? It has already been done on Wikipedia. Seems uncontroversial. πr2 (talk • changes) 17:43, 4 January 2013 (UTC)


I'm changing my username globally to "Pawel112". Thanks. Pawel112pawel112 (talk) 23:02, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Moved from Requests for rollback. πr2 (talk • changes) 21:35, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Alan.lorenzo → Alan[change]

Hi!! I like to change my username User:Alan.lorenzo to User:Alan. Target username without SUL, inactive and 0 edits here, usurp please. I don't want to show my surname after the French case. (Confirmation link on my home wiki) Thanks in advance. --Alan.lorenzo (talk) 16:15, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Usurped & renamed. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:33, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Unattended requests[change]

Hi. There are currently two unattended requests at Wiktionary:Requests for permissions#Requests for rollback. Regards. LlamaAl (talk) 02:34, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

I've taken care of them, thanks for bringing it to my attention. There aren't a lot of active admins here anymore, so requests take a while before being processed. Tempodivalse [talk] 22:42, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for taking an interest in this project. The wiki has been inactive for a while now, and we need new users to help revive the project. πr2 (talk • changes) 04:42, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Changing username : Receptie123 --> Reception123[change]

As this is the "simple wiktionary" I would like a rename from User:Receptie123 to User:Reception123 like I have in The Simple English Wikipedia. Can that be done? Receptie123 (talk) 12:40, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Done. -Barras talk 11:06, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, Barras. Reception123 (talk) 11:40, 13 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi! I know I am a new user, but can I request my name to be Raninghai? Thank you. --Aaqib Azeez (talk) 17:05, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Aaqib, do you really think that we users don't know that it's you? Receptie123 (talk) 17:40, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Receptie, are you accusing this user of something? I don't see what (s)he has done wrong. πr2 (talk • changes) 01:42, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
See this (in particular, his recent activity on simplewiki).--Jasper Deng (talk|meta) 05:44, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Done. -Barras talk 11:08, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Please note, that you create an account with that name on the simple English Wikipedia, you will be blocked there for possible bypassing an existing ban. -Barras talk 11:13, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Remember, Chenzw (at simple) said something like "we do not have to track Aaqib down". --Double A (talk) 15:27, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
No, you are misinterpreting my intentions. Also, your statement has no relation to what Barras said. If the user Raninghai appears on simple.wikipedia, you will be blocked for ban evasion. You have essentially admitted that you and Aaqib on simple.wiki are the same person. Chenzw  Talk  15:30, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Another thing to point out, I do not know why nobody does not track Reception down, he was blocked (infinite) for sockpuppetry! --Raninghai (talk) 15:30, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Because I don't do any disruptive edits. Reception123 (talk) 17:07, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh I just forgot. You have also been involved in sockpuppetry, by the way. Reception123 (talk) 17:09, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
??? What are you talking about??? I have never been a sockpuputeer. Obviously, I know you have been a sockpuputeer --Raninghai (talk) 18:30, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
You know very well what you have done. I am not discussing any more. Reception123 (talk) 07:49, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

The wrong place to discuss... Please move on. -Barras talk 16:37, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Move Megen to Megan[change]

Hello fellow Admins! I would like Megen moved to Megan because it is actually Megan. Wrong spelling! --Raninghai (talk) 19:10, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done, you do not need an admin, you could have done it yourself. Reception123 (talk) 07:57, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

I couldn't, I am not an Auto-confirmed User. --Rani Rani (talk) 15:04, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
How come? I have less edits that you and I am. Reception123 (talk) 15:29, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Not that it is relevant now, but Raninghai's account was created on the day before this request, hence it was not old enough at the time.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  19:54, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

semi-protection of board[change]


This page has been spammed so many times I believe an indefinite (or long enough) semi-protection would be a good thing. The page boards has been spammed quite a lot of times also. (talk) 13:24, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Good catch, it has now been protected. -Barras talk 07:41, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
I think the talkpage should be also protected since it is a massive spam target too (contributions are only spams and reverts after its first version). (talk) 17:09, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


The talkpage should be also protected otherwise it will be spammed as much as the page itself (two spam contributions since last Sunday). (talk) 20:17, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

User:Curtaintoad full protection[change]

Hi admins. Can someone please fully-protect my user page indefinitely with the protection template? It already looks good and I don't want my edit history looking all messy full of my edits. Thanks. --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 06:25, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Fully protected, however, we do not have or use a protection template on this wiki. -Barras talk 08:24, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Suggestion: Admins need to be more active[change]

Greetings! I would like to say that admins here should be more active, especially with the low quality work around here, plus, the excessive vandalism here. --Goldenburg111 (talk) 20:28, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for your concerns. We (as admins) are inactive mainly due to commitments to our real life, but that will change. Sorry about that. --Hydriz (talk) 14:02, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Hello Hydriz. I see, I am planning on becoming a regular editor by helping out by creating words and adding categories in the future. But now is the present. Thanks :) --Goldenburg111 (talk) 22:49, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
In general it is a good idea to poke an admin directly on their talk page to get a quick answer. That wiki is small and for most of us not really the main wiki, so we only take a look from time to time. In urgent cases stewards and global sysops can also block/delete here. -Barras talk 11:00, 19 December 2013 (UTC)