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)


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)


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 (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)