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Several vandals afoot...Edit

Aside from the Toy Story/Shrek vandal, we have 68.201.9.142, 86.179.83.52‎, Stopthebuyers, Wewillbuythisplace, etc.

68.201.9.142-- Absolute nonsense, changing certain networks to PBS without explanation.
86.179.83.52‎, Stopthebuyers, Wewillbuythisplace-- Redoing vandalism, unlawfully bullying Tegel, spamming, trying to defend other vandals, the works. I request all of these users be blocked infinitely and the pages they vandalized be protected indefinitely, as well as my talk page, GreenMeansGo's talk page, etc. (the talk pages need indefinite protection, because short-term protection will not stop the vandals). WikiLubber (talk) 02:23, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Between User:GreenMeansGo and myself, it looks like they are blocked. Can you point out any further users needing blocks or diffs needing reversion? Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:00, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
86.180.153.142 has joined the vandalism squadron. But my talk page should be protected, as well, indefinitely. I know these vandals will not stop unless what they vandalize is protected indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 13:17, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
One month of protection is not enough. One year at least should suffice. WikiLubber (talk) 17:34, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Maybe we should only let confirmed users edit here. Letting IPs at it is just asking for trouble. WikiLubber (talk) 17:36, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  This user thinks that registration should be required to edit articles.
  • I have long said so on my user page, but there is no consensus for it. Even the fearless leader Jimbo holds it so important to let people freely edit without needing to sign in first, that it is worth forcing us to either waste boundless time and effort cleaning up utter nonsense and deliberate vandalism or else just accept that the wiki is irrevocably and irredeemably full of crap. This is meta-policy at the highest level of the organization, and is extremely unlikely to change. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:12, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
With all this vandalism, we may have to convince him to consider otherwise. Besides, several Wikia/Fandom sites have adopted such policies. I do not see why this one should not. WikiLubber (talk) 00:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, it's not difficult to become a registered editorǃ--Risto hot sir (talk) 00:30, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I do not support a blanket ban on anon IP editing here or anywhere on the Wikimedia projects, but I can accept that long term protection of pages from anon edits for 6 months or a year should be liberally used where disruptive edits are endemic, and protection of pages from anon editing for a month or less should probably be applied rather casually after even minor disruptions. I know that in recent years I have not always had enough time or presence to examine some of the more extensive incidents of subtle or overt vandalism which have been occurring, and regarding many pages I do not have enough direct knowledge to make assessments on some of the dubious edits, and thus I am often not inclined to immediately block IPs even short term without clearly overt vandalism. Long term protection of many of the targeted pages from anon editing for up to a year is something I already can and do readily accept as a practical measure, and even permanent protection in such ways is something I probably can also accept as appropriate on some pages. ~ Kalki·· 01:58, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
If that is the criteria, then I say at least year should suffice for pages that are being vandalized by repetitive major disruptions such as the Toy Story/Shrek vandals who continuously add non-existent quotes. But should that occur again after the protection expires, I recommend no less than double the prior protection. WikiLubber (talk) 18:27, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • What projects have disabled anonymous editing entirely? Surely none of the larger ones? Enwiki, dewiki, frwiki, data, meta, commons...none of these have done so as far as I am aware. GMGtalk 12:32, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    Requiring IPs to always write edit summaries to facilitate their edits, rejected on Chinese Wikipedia many years ago, may be better than entirely disabling anonymous editing that I know of no project doing so.--Jusjih (talk) 04:33, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
The copyright-violating IP vandal known as 73.244.34.177 is at it again. I recommend it be blocked indefinitely. A definite blocking will not stop this vandal. WikiLubber (talk) 14:05, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

More vandals about...Edit

Aside from those/it who keep trolling admins (someone call the right people so they/it will stop for good), many with biased edits in Finding Nemo, one with unnecessary "family" subsections in Lethal Weapon 4 (among other projects), etc. I request those pages be protected indefinitely, and all vandals involved blocked. WikiLubber (talk) 01:26, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

I suggest that some abuse filters can be introduced. Like preventing new users from editing others' user page, enabling block function of thr filter when new user reverting on the specific talk pages and adding bad words.--94rain (talk) 01:41, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
The Lethal Weapon 4 edits are certainly malformed but not exactly vandalism. It seems like the IP was trying to be helpful. The Finding Nemo ones are pretty inscrutable--they are bad English but also clearly not proper quotations. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:21, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
The edits in the Lethal Weapon franchise are anything but helpful. WikiLubber (talk) 00:38, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. Please re-read what I wrote. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:25, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
And now, the bias troll is taking its actions out on The Fox and the Hound, among other films. WikiLubber (talk) 00:44, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
I would strongly suggest sysops introduce this filter from enWP to prevent that talk page troll. Also, the block function of the filter can be enabled so that if the new wikitext of reverts contains some obvious vandal words, blocks can be performed by the filter(Or only limited to specific talk pages). --94rain (talk) 11:56, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Another IP vandal who refuses to repent...Edit

73.37.237.49‎ constantly adds incomplete, over-emphasized, and general all-around vandalism quotes (as well as empty subsections), and constantly goes over the quote limitation on numerous pages. WikiLubber (talk) 14:28, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Blocked userEdit

I have indefinitely blocked User:Om777om. There have been myriad problems with this user's contributions, raised by a multitude of other editors, and at least one and two warnings that they would be blocked if they continue. If any other administrator feels that they show any indication of what has been problematic with their contributions, and they will address the issues, feel free to unblock without consulting me. If anyone else takes issues, feel free to let me know here or on my talk page. GMGtalk 00:22, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

I have noticed and noted some problems or irritations with some of this editor's edits, and contended about some of them, and largely without comment noted other's arguments and interest in blocking him, but though I have not closely followed most of this editor's edits, nor noted many of the problems with some of them which I have noticed, which others may have noticed or not, I believe that an indefinite block at this time is probably excessive and unwarranted. I recognize that resolving some of many complex issues in some of the edits and contentions about them could be time consuming and problematic, and honestly I myself have not had a great deal of time to attend to such things lately, but simply believe such measures as an indefinite block are at this time to be too drastic and abrupt.
I have not even bother responding to some of the rather ridiculous and unwarranted assessments about my character and assertions which this editor provided, some time ago, after I made a few objections or comments regarding many of his edits, and though I have noted a tendency for at times engaging in what I consider to be rather ill-considered histrionics, exaggerations and hyperbole, and the promotion of such, I actually do not believe the behaviors I have thus far observed actually warrant a permanent block. ~ Kalki·· 00:58, 5 July 2019 (UTC) + tweaks
The intention is not necessarily that they remain blocked permanently, but that they do not need to edit further until they understand the problems that have been raised, and make it a point to do differently. It is not okay for several of our most active editors to raise multiple concerns, and the response be "ridiculous and unwarranted assessments" of their character and continuing with exactly the same problematic behavior regardless. GMGtalk 01:12, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Editwar notificationEdit

Hi admins, i've noticed an editwar going on on Immigration to the United States. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:26, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Protected for a week by User:Ningauble. Disruption doesn't seem to have resumed. GMGtalk 21:34, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Hero of the Rails, and An Extremely Goofy Movie...Edit

...are all in danger of vandalism. I request all vandals be blocked indefinitely and all of these articles be protected for no less than one year. WikiLubber (talk) 12:36, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Oh, and the same goes for The Jungle Book 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (both films), etc. These vandals refuse to listen to our warnings and provide non-constructive edit summaries (example: A year number). I still think Wikiquote should only allow users with actual accounts. The way it is now only opens the door for vandals wider (whereas users with accounts-- Vandalism may drop at least 50%). WikiLubber (talk) 12:40, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

IP vandal User:98.214.101.235...Edit

It constantly adds the category "Cartoon Network shows" to television series that never originally aired on Cartoon Network (some were even cancelled BEFORE Cartoon Network even existed; some never even aired reruns on that network!; it even replaced true information with false information). I request this user be blocked indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 20:43, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: Thanks for this. Please include links in your reports in the future to make it easier for someone to address. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:48, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
That IP just will not stop.
It constantly adds the category: "American TV shows" to anime series (none of which were ever made in America)! What is going on in that IP's head?!
I request it be blocked for no less than a year. WikiLubber (talk) 14:59, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
One week is not enough for a blatant vandal who has had the same IP for nearly a year. One year or more should suffice. WikiLubber (talk) 15:17, 20 July 2019 (UTC)