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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 (talkcontribspage 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 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)
86.190.1.253 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)
86.189.228.28 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)
Spongebob Loud 1999 (talkcontribspage 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 (talkcontribspage 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 (talkcontribspage 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)