Wikiquote:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive/038

Block needed for (talk · contributions) is being disruptive in pages related to abortion. Some edit summaries may require revdel. FlyingAce (talk) 05:30, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 14:34, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Move a page

Hello, could someone please move John kiarie to either John Kiarie Waweru or John Kiarie to fix the capitalisation? Thanks, 16:25, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 16:28, 3 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Edit request

Can someone remove the charinsert stuff from MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning? While unused by native editing tools, MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning can still be used by scripts, especially if they weren't specifically written for Wikimedia projects. Alexis Jazz (talk) 06:30, 4 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Alexis Jazz:  Y Done GMGtalk 15:58, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Please semi-protect Category:Philippines (long term abuse, see page history) and block the current IP (talkcontribsglobal editspage movesblock userblock log) --Johannnes89 (talk) 12:54, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 13:07, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

History merge needed


Please could someone history merge Khalil Gibran and Kahlil Gibran? The page was cut and paste moved a few years back, so the page history is now in a redirect. 22:49, 4 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 12:31, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@UDScott They don't seem to have been history merged? The page history prior to 2020 is here [1], and the page histoyr from the last two years is here [2]. 13:58, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to move a module.

Hello, please could someone move Module:Section link/w to Module:Section link without leaving a redirect? I can't think of any logical reason why this module copied from another project needs to be at a weird subpage title. Thanks, 14:00, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done (and all moves of modules don't leave redirects) Pppery (talk) 15:06, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Shining Time Station

True to the Music (talkcontribsglobal editspage movesblock userblock log) (talkcontribsglobal editspage movesblock userblock log)
Likely sockpuppetry (similar edits to the "abandoned" Fourlaxers account), replacing humorous threatening quotes with confusing and meaningless quotes without first discussing on the article's talk page.
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
These users need to cease. 23:13, 13 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Merge ip edits to user account

I have been editing under the ip range of 2603:7080:da3c:7a33::/64, I would like this to be merged to the user account ilovemydoodle, Is this possible and if so, can it be done? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2603:7080:da3c:7a33:92c:4b4e:97c1:f71e (talk) 08:33, 5 May 2022

Quotations removed without discussion

Management is encouraged to consider that in April/May of this year, "HouseOfChange"  quickly removed hundreds of properly sourced quotations from notable people, which he did not approve of. It seems that HouseofChange has ignored the advice of BD2412 given on 26 April (text below) where he advised him to move the removed quotes to the discussion pages for the good of this project.

Here are some of the pages where the censored quotes have not yet been placed on the discussion pages, along with the approx. # of censored bytes:

Allegation; removed ~2847 bytes,

Brainwashing ~17,000+ bytes,

Cover-up - ~18,000 bytes,

Corruption - ~16,884 bytes,

Decadence-  ~25,000 bytes,

Deception - ~5,000 bytes,

Hegemony ~6,000,

International Monetary Fund - ~35,000 bytes,

Mafia state ~27,000+ bytes,

Misinformation - ~9,000 bytes,  

Nuclear weapons  - ~19,000+ bytes,

Ukraine -40,000 bytes,

Reality-  ~27,000 bbytes,  

(please note, this is not a complete list - these were noted during a brief search)

referencing: User_talk:HouseOfChange#Just_a_thought

BD2412 [to houseofchange]:... you are being quite aggressive in removing quotes that could arguably be included somewhere. I would suggest that rather than merely deleting them, you should move them to the respective talk pages of the pages you are working on (unless they are clearly by speakers with no plausible claim to notability). Some of them, readers might decide to keep, perhaps trimmed to a degree. Some of them might fit well into other pages. BD2412 T 07:14, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

HouseOfChange" [reply]  That is a great idea! Thanks @BD2412: for the suggestion! It will preserve the material for other editors to give an opinion while making the article itself more readable/useful to readers... HouseOfChange (talk) 01:11, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

The actions of HouseOfChange  suggest that he may be not at all interested in helping educate the public with illuminating & thought provoking quotations from notable people, but working to intentionally dumb the people down by censoring what some would view as "inconvenient truths". Some would say that while he was boldly claiming to be battling POV pushing, he himself was POV pushing on a grand scale. We encourage WQ's honorable bureaucrats to encourage HouseofChange to follow the advice of BD2412 and that he (and one or two admins who egged him on) to be watched very carefully.  Obviously, there are many these days who tend to say one thing while doing something else, the air in the west seems to be  more full of lies than ever before. Thank you. 00:13, 8 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Feel free to watch my edits carefully! As a matter of courtesy, please tag me to give me a chance to respond if you want to complain about any specific edits rather than making wild guesses about my motivation. There was wide-ranging discussion at the time which you can see in this page's 2021 archive, including Wikiquote:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive/037#Legacy_of_banned_user_User:Libraryclerk0191 and under the heading (same archive} "Cleanup on Aisle Five" with objections raised at the time under the header "Madman in Bulldozer on Aisle Five." HouseOfChange (talk) 14:43, 19 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Move requests for interface admins

MediaWiki:Gadget-sysopdectector -> MediaWiki:Gadget-sysopdetector

MediaWiki:Gadget-sysopdectector.js -> MediaWiki:Gadget-sysopdetector.js

Thanks. --Ferien (talk) 21:20, 26 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Village pump discussion re: RevDel

Hello, I've started a discussion about revision deletion where your input would be appreciated. See Wikiquote:Village pump#RevDel policy. Thanks in advance for your help! --Ferien (talk) 17:20, 27 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Template VFD cleanup

Hello, please could someone delete the modules listed at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Template:Election results which the closing administrator seems to have missed? I can't ask the closing administrator directly because their talk page is protected. Thanks, 17:03, 28 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 00:55, 29 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Franciswhicker socks

A guy who's probably named Francis Whicker has been running roughshod on Toy Story and Cars articles these past few months, bloating the articles way past acceptable LOQ limits and in the case of Toy Story 2, has been reverted by several editors as the work of multiple socks. I think harsher action has to be taken because he's not getting it and was even inspired to keep bloating articles because of somebody else's pushback against copyright cleanup. Eaglestorm (talk) 23:34, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 01:46, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

RevDel policy ideas

Hey there, I left a message a couple of months ago about a discussion for a new RevDel policy here. That discussion has only had two other people commenting so far, despite it being open for a while now. If any of you have the time, could you please leave your thoughts at Wikiquote:Village pump#RevDel policy? Thanks in advance! --Ferien (talk) 20:51, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Having trouble with a user

Trying to make a minor edit to Evil Dead 2. However, for some reason an anonymous user is giving me grief. His IP is, can someone please look into it? DullSurprise (talk) 12:39, 4 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

They are now blocked. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:04, 4 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, I really appreciate it. DullSurprise (talk) 13:05, 4 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Report concerning user Hey_man_im_joshy

Pure vandalism user, though they revert their own bad edits.. Stang 23:58, 7 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This account has been permanently blocked, but it clearly displayed a similar pattern to that of one of the pathetic twerps who have been active recently in adding nonsense. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 00:07, 8 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I nominate The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius/Season 1 for page protection, as it has been repeatedly vandalized by an IP user with multiple addresses who keeps reverting user edits for no reason. Includes:

2600:6C50:737F:85AD:C4AA:9CF:B3FD:7DC (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISGUCstalktoyRBLsblock userblock log)

2600:6C50:737F:85AD:7595:4A9E:B102:574E (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISGUCstalktoyRBLsblock userblock log)

2600:6c50:737f:85ad:4d16:e460:a782:b1a6 (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISGUCstalktoyRBLsblock userblock log)

Spiritoftheeast1993 (talk) 02:15, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Shoko Asahara

I tried repeatedly to create an article about Shoko Asahara, quoting from his books and speeches. But I am always told my edits whould be "harmfull" and I had to contact an Administrator. - I need help. Alaska Saedaere (talk) 11:02, 11 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Who told you that and why? —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:03, 16 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Page protection for The Rescuers Down Under

Requesting page protection for The Rescuers Down Under. For 3 months it was being vandalized by a dozen different IP users and nobody noticed until me. I reverted the vandalism, but we need to protect this page from further spamming. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Spiritoftheeast1993 (talkcontribs) 203:28, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 22:04, 16 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Why was this category discussion page deleted?

I was trying to add a new topic to category talk:People by nationality and to my surprise this yellow box popped up:

Warning: You are recreating a page that was previously deleted.

You should consider whether it is appropriate to continue editing this page. The deletion and move log for this page are provided here for convenience: 13:06, 2 April 2012 Ningauble talk contribs deleted page Category talk:People by nationality (Speedy deletion: Test page: content was: "[[Category:]]" (and the only contributor was "")) (thank)

13:46, 2 June 2010 Ningauble talk contribs deleted page Category talk:People by nationality (Speedy deletion: Test page: (and the only contributor was '')) (thank)

The category itself has 170 subcategories and has been in existence since 2005 Ottawahitech (talk) 16:46, 22 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Whatever happened to DawgDeputy? He hasn't edited since March 7, 2022. 11:20, 28 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Do you mean @DawgDeputy? If so I have often wondered the same thing myself. DawgDeputy was very active on this board when I first joined wq. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:30, 28 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Mothusi has been creating a number of articles recently with concerns of non-notability. I was working through them to see which appeared notable, but in the process have discovered articles are being created with copy violations which is a bigger problem albeit fixable. Mothusi does not seem to be responding on the talk page but has continued to create Wikiquote aricles, for example Nonny Penelope Wright at 06:40 UTC today after a copyright violation concerns had been raised at 00:53 and after I raised Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Dr. Tendani Gaolathe, medical practitioner at 06:20, albeit talk page notification was at 06:42. Mothusi appears to be incapable or making no attempt to engage but this may be a language problem. I'm not that familiar with Wikiquote, just passing through really, and to add to it I'm indep blocked on the English Wikipedia. But I think I need to hand over to others to handle this situation. I've merged one content fork and, rightly or wrongly, got a handful of VFD and CSD out on Mothusi's articles. Anyway please take a look, I'm intending to step back. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 09:07, 19 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Djm,
I have noted all the concerns and I have being working on improving my mistakes. Actually I have got a challenge because I'm using my mobile phone and most of the features are not easily accessible via a miblile device besides that I'm actually learning how to use Wikipedia and getting familiar with it. Using virtual editor also gives me some challenges because most of the when I type information into wikiquote sections it mostly just disappears which really humiliate and discourage sometimes.
But I'm committed to making improvements regardlessly.
Thank you. M.Sekhomba Mothusi Sekhomba (talk). 10:23, 19 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, Mothusi. We really do want new editors here and I know that having your additions removed or deleted can be really frustrating, but it's definitely best to take a look at our policies and ask for help. Especially with notability. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:45, 20 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much. M.Sekhomba Mothusi Sekhomba (talk). 09:43, 21 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Francis Whicker socks and Toy Story articles

A guy who I presume is named Francis Whicker has been creating multiple socks to just render certain Pixar articles like Toy Story and Toy Story 2 bloated for copyright violations. The latest iteration, Francewhicker1991}, has barely hid their intentions to actually publish the entire script of the film. The guy deserves an indef block as are all of their previous versions. Koavf and I used to warn an earlier sock of his Franciswhicker1996, about his copyvio but no further serious action has been made. Eaglestorm (talk) 12:07, 4 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

One is now blocked. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:41, 12 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protection of the Lion King

Hello, This page is getting vandalised by a recent LTA. A temporary protection might work. Airtransat236 (talk) 16:59, 13 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 17:41, 13 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User continually removing Vfd-new template from article

Patrickwest12 has just edit warred to remove the {{Vfd-new}} template from his Grace Bahati article for the third time. Messages on his talk page go unheeded. I am no longer prepared to waste my time re-instating it. Can anyone suggest a way forward please. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 18:06, 16 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done Blocked him from that page and posted to his talk. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:40, 16 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

AWB request

I would like to request AWB permissions to be granted to my "Bigdelboy" account which is an alt. account of User:Djm-leighpark which I believe requires enrolment on Wikiquote:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage. My preference is for this additional account is to make an easier distinction to edits made by this tool compared to "regular" editing, and which may help if a batch goes askew and requires reversion. Some admins are aware and any admin granting the privilege needs to be aware I am indef blocked on the English Wikipedia which is a valid reason for refusing the grant and I respect that. Bigdelboy has used this tool on the English Wikipedia, and I recall the last attempt had a mixed result (ultimately worked but a fair bit of manual intervention). The use case I have immediate need for here is identify #SheSaid candidates on the table at User:Djm-leighpark/XY and perform a "minor" update to add a SheSaid comment on the comment line. I suspect there's a case of maybe 30 or so articles on that list needing such tagging and individual manual tagging is simply leading to errors and I'd prefer to be concentrating on avoiding a gender misidentification errors. I'd probably work a batch of 2 or 3 first before going to batches of 10. I'm reasonably proficient with regular expressions (on a good day). Thankyou. -- Bigdelboy (talk) 00:45, 29 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A block on en.wp doesn't matter much to me here, but it would be good to know if the block was related to something like hi-rate edits or somesuch. I am also a little cautious as both this account and your main account have pretty recent edits here (yes, your main account has a few edits from years ago, but basically, all your editing is from the past few weeks). I'm willing to give temporary AWB access if at least one other admin thinks it's a good idea. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:52, 29 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Thankyou for consideration: The Indef block was initiated from the ANI thread: w:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive1096#User:Djm-leighpark bullying. Block logs at :[3], [4], [5], & [6] (Deirge not physically blocked but I usually IP blocked. I regularly inspected source on enWP which will trigger though IP blocks). -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 11:27, 29 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Various UTRS attempts have been rejected. Appeals to arbCOM have been rejected as out-of-scope etc. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 11:27, 29 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Per [7] it may be seen my first visit to enWQ was in 2018 when an article was deleted. On enquiring why I seemed to be rebuffed and my article deleted so it is hardly surprising I was not inclined to risk wasting my time here again. I did do some work on "god works in moments" related quotes following discussions with a spiritual advisor on the park in 2019 and that seems to have stuck: Special:Diff/2694182 & Special:Diff/2694192. Since my indef block I'm been active mainly on ::Commons & :Wikidata and more recently :Simple, by alt. Deirge active on :ga, :commons & wikidata. On Wikidata the primary focus has been loading book editions that can be accessible (free of by borrow) online and leveraged as sources for articles. My flickr stream operates under the Deirge [8] monicker and sometimes interacts with with Wikipedia activity: for example the research and contributions for [9] was the seed for the [:William Francis Ainsworth] article her and the online accessible d:Q115393051 which can be referenced by "Cite Q" on some Wikis. More recent activity here was after I created a quote for the Charlotte Stoker article I had created on :ga & :Simple and happened to notice indicators
  • The Bigdelboy account is intended for bulk work and on enWQ some javascript-type tooling attempts which may or may probably not come to fruition, possibly the latter. The approach is practice as why Bigdelboy holds the AWB priv there ... (although in that case Bigdelboy was involved in a project where thousands on tens of thousands or page were potentially in focus). I'm not expecting to see batches of that size here. (NB: I know the unintended accidental use of Bigdelboy rather than Djm-leighpark at Special:Diff/3201273 + 1 minor was a mistake but overall doing a self-revert by Bigdelboy & reapply by Djm-leighpark would have been as problematic as leaving it alone. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 11:27, 29 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

If you don't give Bigdelboy the privilege its not the end of the world. There's no guarantee it will be used and for this purpose I could give a list of articles to be tagged to an existing authorised AWB user to run it on their rubbish computer. And the tagging could simply wait until 2023. Utlimately curating new article as they arrive more important. And I am unlikely to remain active on enWikiquote permanently. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 11:27, 29 November 2022 (UTC) (Bigdelboy)[reply]

Please be aware the priority for this request has now diminished. I have a list currently for October needing shesaid comments and I'll either do this myself or pass to a specific AWB user to complete. I'll leave the request in place for the privs to Bigdelboy in case another use-case for AWB here comes up. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 07:18, 2 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For information I have set up an additional alt account user for myself for pure bot work: DeirgeBot, which primarily will work on Wikidata via PWB. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 13:21, 6 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Since I made this request over 2 weeks ago there's been no progress on getting some of the SheSaid comment tagging done. I really could do with access to this tool. Espcially given the large rate of increase of new articles in the past fortnight. There's a possibly I'll be linking Wikidata items to Wikiquote articles at scale (well small batches of 25 where safe to do so) soon via Quickstatements so AWB here which is easily trackable shouldn't be too big a problem. thanks. -- 01:23, 15 December 2022 (UTC)
 Y Done (koavf)TCM 02:15, 15 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Problem: @Koavf: Sorry to trouble you Justin but my latest version of AWB browser is looking at Wikiquote:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPageJSON rather than the Wikiquote:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage mentioned above so I'd be grateful for Bigdelboy to be added to the former JSON page. The fork between these two pages really needs to be sorted out with instructions updated where necessary. Pinging Ferien has they edited the JSON page orginally and Reedy (WMF) who set up the fork for awareness. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 12:55, 18 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done --Ferien (talk) 12:59, 18 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Spamming edit on Ashley Tisdale Tryvix1509 (talk) 02:37, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Y Done by User:Koavf Tryvix1509 (talk) 02:39, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Had a brown-out as I did that. Yikes. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:41, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Inappropriate speedy nominations

Can a sysop/admin please examine Dammy Kaka's speedy deletion nominations which I believe are all or mostly inappropriate and disruptive. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 23:27, 27 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Prithee P was also involved in speedy nominations. All had the the nonspecific vaguewave reasoning: this article does not comply with Wikiquote's standard. Not really helpful to anyone if there was a problem. And I'm fairly sure there was no attempt to contact the contributor. I've seen what I regard as a great and productive English Wikipedia sysop (albeit a little short on the communication) goaded into being desysoped by him actioning iappropriately speedied deletion nominations. In total I've challenged and averted 46 or so speedy nominations this morning. -- 07:32, 28 December 2022 (UTC) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Djm-leighpark (talkcontribs) 07:33, 28 December 2022‎ (UTC)

Djm-leighpark: I would agree that most of the SD nominations mentioned here were an overreaction and were not necessary. Yes, we have an issue with many of the pages recently created as part of the SheSaid campaign - and those are being tagged as needed, but to extend that in this way is a bit much. I see that you have communicated with both users and they have agreed to refrain from continuing this behavior. Thanks for your diligence. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:23, 28 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Contribution comment revdel

Per Special:Diff/3226326 and given response (and edit-comment) Special:Diff/3226328 can the comment (not content) on Special:Diff/3226323 be revdel'd. I'm not massively against the comment, and I might or might not use it in off Wiki conversions, but its unacceptable practice to use the comment field to not just state but shout one's opinion on a W:WP:REDRS area that is under discretionary sanctions on the English Wikipedia. I believe comment suppression by an oversighter on revision 3226323 is appropriate. Thnakyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 21:25, 2 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Question about how to request rollback

Hello, I would like to request rollback at Wikiquote:Requests_for_adminship#Requests_for_Rollback, but there is no documentation about how to do so. Should I make a RFA subpage as well as other RFAs, or is there another specific format for rollback requests? MathXplore (talk) 07:00, 4 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@MathXplore: You can request rollback at Wikiquote:Requests_for_adminship#Requests_for_Rollback without creating a subpage. Saroj Uprety (talk) 16:01, 4 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]


DawgDeputy has not been active since March of 2022. Are thye okay? 2603:6080:A700:1C39:90FA:4CEE:D28D:A50 04:37, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

No idea, but I assumed it was burnout. :/ I hope all's well for Double D. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:08, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Same. Anyway, Merry Christmas! (or whatever you celebrate) 2603:6080:A700:1C39:81E8:4FB0:1E9:3118 17:03, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@KoavfPlease check /64 of this IP range, you will find something strange. Lemonaka (talk) 17:45, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
??? —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:22, 25 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Most are clearly vandalism or DE. Hopefully this range is a dynamic range, otherwise... Lemonaka (talk) 12:32, 26 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I can't help you here. You need to provide a link or something. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:56, 26 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
FWIW, Special:Contributions/2603:6080:A700:1C39:0:0:0:0/64 Since 2022 Jan till 2022 Aug Lemonaka (talk) 13:33, 27 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
AAAAAAAAAGGH!!!!!!! You got the wrong person! That was a different person! 2603:6080:A700:1C39:232A:21D7:CB9C:F1C2 01:46, 6 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]