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this is an xwiki spammer (see Mural19) Praxidicae (talk) 10:30, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

I am familiar with Mural. Looks like the account has gotten locked anyway and the article here has been deleted. So nothing much else to do. GMGtalk 17:12, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

.. by country categories

Hi GMG, can you help me understand the goal with categories like Category:Scientists by country in terms of standardization? Half the categories are like "German scientists" while the other half is "Scientists from Canada". Which are we wanting? ~riley (talk) 20:09, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

@~riley: There was a discussion at VP a while ago and the general consensus was to go with a more Commons-style non-demonym naming system. Of course, that's a pretty big task overall. So I've been working on it sporadically. The "by country" categories look all wonky right now because I've been picking a country and moving all the categories related to the country, rather than going by occupation. So for example Category:Scientists from the Netherlands has been moved, because I moved all categories related to the Netherlands earlier today. GMGtalk 20:19, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Recentchangestext

You might consider changing MediaWiki:Recentchangestext to show their is an open Requests for bureaucratship as it currently shows 0. ~riley (talk) 21:00, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

@~riley:  Y Done You know the funny thing, as long as I've been hanging around, and as many times and I've browsed recent changes, I have never once clicked there to show that table on the feed. It took me a second to figure out where it was supposed to display. GMGtalk 21:30, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
LOL! Funny how that happens. ~riley (talk) 21:47, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Please range block

The turkish IP LTA has returned, please block this range and yank talk page access. Praxidicae (talk) 15:27, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

@Praxidicae:  Y Done Sigh. I wish we had a nuke button on Wikiquote. GMGtalk 15:35, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
You do. :) click contribs of one ip, top bar should say "mass delete" Praxidicae (talk) 15:36, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Wait, was that added with the new block features...or have I just been stupidly going about this whole time doing things by manually opening a million tabs? GMGtalk 15:38, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
I am sorry to say that it has been there all along (at least for a few years).. ;) ~riley (talk) 02:03, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
I'm afraid I'm often the kind of person who figures out how to do things the way the elderly take screen shots, with a camera and a computer screen. GMGtalk 11:04, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks

Hi GMG. Very, very belated thanks for your welcome and editing notes on 13 Feb 2019. Thesman123 (talk) 10:38, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

No problem Thesman123. Feel free to stop by if I can be of any help. GMGtalk 10:53, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Please block LTA and nuke

Could you block Lauren600 locally unless they get globally locked in the meantime? Please nuke too. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 03:34, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Was locked, nuke still needed --DannyS712 (talk) 03:38, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Another obvious sock Lauren600 (alt) (talk · contributions). Could you import template noping too? Masumrezarock100 (talk) 03:42, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Done for the nuke. I'm not sure I really understand how noping works honestly. GMGtalk 10:40, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
w:en:Template:No ping template uses w:en:Module:No ping. You just need to import these two pages and their documentation pages. And while you are at it, could you block 170.211.79.189 (talk · contributions)? Looks like a LTA to me. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 15:34, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Blocked. I did try importing. Figure I probably can't screw up anything I can't just delete if it doesn't work right. But it looks like the tool is currently broken? I just got a MW error saying that the servers are down and to try again later. GMGtalk 15:47, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

LTAs

Hi, could you block these users:

  • 86.179.153.36
  • 86.179.156.192
  • 86.179.180.15
  • War2act1
  • 86.179.233.125
  • 86.179.176.9
  • War1act4
  • Ifwaryouwantitswaryouget
  • 86.145.71.249

Thanks.Blessings. ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 06:01, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

Looks like the accounts have already been blocked, and User:Ningauble added a /17 range block, which is what I was about to do. There may need to be a separate range blocked for the 86.145, which is outside the /17, but we'll need to see. GMGtalk 13:46, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

War Crimes

Hello, on the page "war crimes", I had removed the image and wrote in my first edit summary as to why I removed it "Winners can't commit war crimes? A shit quote not deserving of an image". A bit of a Harsh way for me to put it, but the quote does say that only losers in war commit war crimes. Which is false, they tend to be commited by many sides sadly. I didn't remove the quote because maybe it is notable, but can you remove the image with quote attached? --2001:8003:4085:8100:146:BDC4:D4AF:5CAE 03:50, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello anon. I believe you miss the point the quote is trying to make. It is a fairly common pragmatic observation on 20th century world history that while all sides may commit acts that seem abundantly covered under the definition of war crimes, only the losing side seems to ever be the one prosecuted before international courts. It is an admittedly cynical formulation of that sentiment, but I think you misinterpret the meaning it is trying to convey. GMGtalk 11:36, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Antisemitic activism going on

Hi GreenMeansGo,

As you have noticed, I am requesting Harold Wallace Rosenthal for deletion. I have just looked up the creator of that page, Olivia_comet. Some of her contributions are concerning. Her creation of Robert Faurisson was a blatant act of support for an holocaust denier. Could you block this user? Yours, --GrandEscogriffe (talk) 18:24, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

It does seem many of their contributions range from right to far right...and wrestling? Whether it warrants an indefinite block should probably be a matter discussed by the broader community. You may wish yo post at WQ:AN. WQ does work a touch differently than Wikipedia. To some measure, quotes by terrible people are expected to be terrible, though these may be tempered by quotes included in the section about someone, by notable quotable third parties.GMGtalk 18:44, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Toy Story vandal...

Now it's a Thomas & Friends vandal. I request all Thomas & Friends articles be protected indefinitely so we never deal with this vandal again, and that drastic action be taken against it, as well.

This edit proves all Thomas & Friends pages need indefinite protection. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:00, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Protected /4 indefinitely. But it doesn't look like all these pages have been vandalized? But I agree that once persistent vandalism returns after something as long as a year protection, there isn't really much option other than indef semi. GMGtalk 20:15, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
They all do. These edits prove that the vandalism will never stop, and will carry over to other related articles. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:55, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
I've protected all of the pages that they have returned to vandalize. Yes, they will probably move on to the other ones, but we can't protect pages preemptively until they have. GMGtalk 13:30, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

As I suspected, the Toy Story vandal will never stop unless serious action is taken against it. DawgDeputy (talk) 11:56, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Protected. GMGtalk 13:10, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
You should also add long-term protection to your talk page, as well, or this vandal will take its vandalism out on you. DawgDeputy (talk) 22:16, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
These juvenile edits prove that this vandal will never stop unless serious action is taken against it, whoever it may be. All those pages need to be protected indefinitely. We need its Wikipedia/Wikiquote privileges revoked permanently. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:28, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
DawgDeputy, I can discuss in more detail over email if you want to send me a message. GMGtalk 23:50, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

creation?

Can you tell me who created this when it was deleted last time and if there were any other major editors? Praxidicae (talk) 14:08, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

@Praxidicae: Looks like it was first created by Colgatepony234 24 June 2018, and the only edit that was deleted was the one creating the page, which consisted entirely of empty section headers and no quotes. GMGtalk 14:14, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

We've got another hypocritical vandal on our hands.

68.62.189.222 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

This IP has been making constant vandalism edits for the past few months and tries to take all the credit of undoing it for itself when it should not have been vandalizing in the first place. Plus, its unexplained vandalism at Over the Hedge (film) was blatant. This LTA IP must be blocked for a long period of time. DawgDeputy (talk) 22:55, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done GMGtalk 12:15, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Wikiquote talk:Quote of the day

Hi, would you mind to join the discussion at Wikiquote talk:Quote of the day? Thanks. (Josephine W. Talk) 12:25, 29 February 2020 (UTC))

There doesn't seem to be a discussion taking place there. GMGtalk 12:33, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I had a typo. It should be Wikiquote talk:Quote of the day. (Josephine W. Talk) 00:27, 1 March 2020 (UTC))

Vandalism afoot; immediate action requested against all parties

We have another persistent and unrepentant vandal on our hands, with sockpuppets to boot.

Mario Loud 70 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
86.190.1.253 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
86.189.228.28 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
Spongebob Loud 1999 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

I request serious action be taken against this unrepentant vandal, and that all pages it vandalized receive indefinite protection.

Meanwhile, another vandal is back in the form of this IP:

162.225.244.194 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) I request this vandal be blocked for no less than two years (since it learned nothing from the trouble it got into previously), and all pages it vandalized be protected for no less than that same period of time.

I tried reporting them to the noticeboard, with no response other than an LTA vandal (who should have been banned permanently in the first place) trying to remove the reports.

Furthermore, this vandal continues to add bias:

47.35.121.229 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

Drastic action requested against all of these vandals. DawgDeputy (talk) 14:05, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

  • We can't block mobile IPs for two years. There is no point. Besides that, I'm not sure I am going to override the opinion of @UDScott: here. These look like stylistic changes, and I don't deal with pop culture topics enough to have an opinion on what the best stylistic guidance is. They are a more knowledgeable person to assess that than I am. GMGtalk 14:42, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Excessive emphasis is nowhere near stylistic. It is full of bias, how the vandal considers it. DawgDeputy (talk) 16:00, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Plus, those IPs in question have never changed. Especially 162.225.244.194. Action has to be taken against them, and all pages they vandalized be protected for two years at a minimum (because just one year will not stop the vandals). DawgDeputy (talk) 16:01, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
By the way, Mario Loud 70 was using sockpuppets to try and bypass potential blocking. That is just about as bad as its vandalism. DawgDeputy (talk) 16:05, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I have blocked the obvious sock. I have blocked the apparent master for a month. Having said that, as was pointed out before, some of these edits appear constructive, and in some of your own edits (e.g., [1]) you are at least partially revering vandalism back into the article by knee jerk reverting everything you can find. GMGtalk 16:29, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry you object over the technical limitations regarding dynamic IP addresses, but it doesn't change the way IPs work. GMGtalk 16:32, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Well, what else can be done to stop these vandals if Wikipedia and Wikiquote do not switch strictly to registered users? DawgDeputy (talk) 17:37, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Oh, and I suggest not only separate seasons of Thomas and Friends be protected, but all films, as well. DawgDeputy (talk) 17:38, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
As for Mario Loud 70, if it continues to vandalize and fail to communicate after its block, and/or if it creates an alternate account, I request its next block be no less than doubled. DawgDeputy (talk) 17:40, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Find someone who is good with edit filters. I couldn't program my way out of a paper bag. GMGtalk 17:42, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

You are now a Bureaucrat.

As you might imagine, this job will require reams and reams of paperwork, so you'd best get started. Cheers! BD2412 T 22:08, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

  • Congratulations, glad to see your request closed as successful. ~riley (talk) 22:13, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
Very, very fine!--Vilho-Veli (talk) 22:27, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Oh hey. Thanks. GMGtalk 10:45, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
  The "Better Late Than Never" Barnstar
Well done...at last :)——SN54129 14:31, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Importing smiley

Hi GMG! Could you please import the smiley template from meta? Thanks! --TheSandDoctor (talk) 15:23, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

@TheSandDoctor: Special:Import only gives me the option to import from Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata. Is that a bug or a feature? GMGtalk 16:20, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
A community discussion needs to take place and then a ticket on phab can be filed to add more options. I did that over on enwiki to add commons (ha). It isn't that bad. However, smiley exists on enwiki and commons, so either or :) --TheSandDoctor (talk) 16:53, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
And it seems I get a server error when I try to import from en.wiki. Full disclosure, using MediaWiki is the most technically complex thing I can do. GMGtalk 17:17, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
IT support has arrived. ;) What kind of error? A small number of templates would also need to brought over, perhaps thats the error you are getting? ~riley (talk) 20:18, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
@~riley: Well I did it again to recrate the error, but it looks like it worked, except Template:Smiley looks a bit wonky. GMGtalk 20:24, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Test

      GMGtalk 20:24, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

  • Well it seems to works regardless. GMGtalk 20:25, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Yup, you got it. Just some <noinclude> stuff to be cleaned up.   ~riley (talk) 20:33, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Yay!!!  . --TheSandDoctor (talk) 00:33, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

#top

If you want others to be able to recognize you as an administrator with the wiki's HighlightAdmins script, I'll either need to change your username to "GreenMeansGo#top" or you can remove #top from your signature.

For reference, the latter part of your signature is:

[[User talk:GreenMeansGo#top|<sup style="color:#000;font-family:Impact">talk</sup>]]

By default, the top of the page loads so not sure if you have a specific reason for that. The script is detecting "#top" as being part of your name, so you aren't being highlighted. Let me know which you'd prefer. Either are easy changes. ~riley (talk) 22:07, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

I believe that's so that my signature doesn't bold "talk" when commenting on my own talk page. GMGtalk 02:31, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Ah, never thought of that as an issue. An alternative solution for that is to set the font-weight like so:
[[User talk:GreenMeansGo|<sup style="color:#000;font-family:Impact;font-weight: 75;">talk</sup>]]
If you don't want to change it, just let me know and I can update the script. Just wanted to throw an idea out there because I like to problem solve. ~riley (talk) 05:47, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Problematic user...

Christian M. (2016) (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

This user constantly adds too many (at times, vandalized) quotes (including duplicates) to The Lion King (2019 film), repeatedly violating the film's quote limitations. I request action be taken against him immediately. DawgDeputy (talk) 14:52, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

IA

Hi GMG, can I please get IA per this addendum? Think it was missed and another full fledge request is excessive considering I technically have the rights. ~riley (talk) 07:23, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done We have a spot for this at WQ:RFA, but it doesn't look like there is actually any policy requiring a formal request there, and as you said, you already submitted the request for review by the community and no one objected. GMGtalk 11:59, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! :) ~riley (talk) 05:16, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Delete page and block User

Akshay Makadiya Delete this Page. No potential to become a proper Wikiquote page. Axymakofficial Block this user doing spam on Wikiquote and other wiki. 157.37.206.84 18:27, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Reminder...

Protection against IP addresses on my talk page expires real soon. And considering this LTA IP epidemic, I cannot take any chances. I request my talk page be protected indefinitely. DawgDeputy (talk) 03:01, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Assistance requested

It concerns one Pratap Pandit (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

It constantly harasses users such as Rupert loup, დამოკიდებულება, and myself, and refuses to admit defeat.
Plus, it has a history of sockpuppetry on Wikipedia. We cannot take any chances that it may take its frustration out on Wikiquote.
And in this edit, it claims დამოკიდებულება has a "weird name", and it demanded დამოკიდებულება add an English name in his signature, just because it claimed it would be "easier to communicate". I request action be taken against this user immediately.
Plus, it falsely accuses me and Rupert loup of harassment and edit warring (which it started while we tried to stop), but it has provided no sufficient evidence.
I already notified other admins, but I wonder if you could provide some assistance. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:14, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

You have been reverted and copyright violations restored

Hi GMG, despite your interventions. This user reported here continues with his mindless edit warring removing sourced content and adding copyright violations. 3 reverts today. Please help. --Pratap Pandit (talk) 14:28, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Requesting indefinite protection...

...of my talk page. LTA IPs have been on my case ever since the protection was lifted. It is clear that these IPs will never stop. DawgDeputy (talk) 14:54, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done GMGtalk 20:50, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Scrub please

[9]. Drmies (talk) 16:39, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Sorry. I've been in and out. But it looks like someone else took care of it. GMGtalk 01:42, 9 June 2020 (UTC)