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email: twitter: @JakeOrlowitz - @WikiLibrary - @WikiAdventure - @WikiProjectMed
I founded The Wikipedia Library but don't manage it anymore! Reach out to or ping User:Samwalton9 (WMF).

Play to learn: The Wikipedia Adventure * Do research: The Wikipedia Library * About editing: Wikipedia:Plain and simple
Editing with a company: Plain and simple COI guide * Get help: In the Teahouse * Need a break: Listen to Wikipedia

I work with mission-aligned organizations and companies to help improve open knowledge, open access, public education, media literacy, and Wikipedia.

My current clients include:

Internet Archive (advancing deadlink fixing using Internet Archive Bot)

Annual Reviews (publisher) (overseeing a Wikipedian in Residence)

Anti-Defamation League (basic editing training)

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I hereby recognize you, Ocaasi, for all your anti-vandalism work and continued use of the STiki tool. You've classified over 4,000 edits! Additional thanks for watching my talk page(s) and all the suggestions you've put forth. While I personally thank you for your support, you've also done a lot of good for the community in the process. Keep up the good work, West.andrew.g (talk) 04:56, 20 April 2011 (UTC) Thanks for all your patient efforts in uploading images even when it seems all the copyright nightmares get in the way. You surely deserve it. Pass a Method talk 21:57, 1 May 2011 (UTC) For the patient, clear way you are able to demonstrate fundamental editing tasks. Alistair Stevenson (talk) 04:11, 2 May 2011 (UTC) Sonia and I award you this barnstar for your work on making Wikipedia easier for new users. Pine (GreenPine) t 09:52, 4 June 2011 (UTC) This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation. I went off to work on other things, glanced at the IRC window just now and noticed that you're still helping the same person. For your tireless dedication to helping new contributors in this instance and others, I award you this Guidance Barnstar. Thank you. wctaiwan (talk) 09:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)For helping people in IRC. Pinetalk 10:28, 12 February 2012 (UTC) Thank you for the encouragement on IRC. Pinetalk 10:41, 24 February 2012 (UTC) Amazing news about Highbeam! Thank you, it is much appreciated! Jimbo Wales (talk)]6:15, 14 March 2012 (UTC) Most amazing work. Thank you. FormerIP (talk) 17:02, 14 March 2012 (UTC)For your excellent work on the article Paid editing on Wikipedia Rangoon11 (talk) 15:18, 23 March 2012 (UTC) for your hard work in providing Wikipedians with reference materials through the provision of accounts with HighBeam. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 09:51, 4 April 2012 (UTC) The Barnstar of Wikipedia MentoringI meant to post this Barnstar on your talk page for something you did last year, but I never got around to combining the images into a single barnstar. I just found it in incomplete form laying around in a folder, as yet unposted on your talk page. The image of Atlas is incorrect, the world being flat and resting on the back of a turtle. According to Bertrand Russell's editor according to Stephen Hawking in a brieft history of time, that turtle rests on the back of another, in an infinite regress of turtles. So the Atlas carrying the world of mentees actually rests on the back of another mentor, and so on all the way down. I never got around to fixing the image of Atlas for the mentoring barnstar, so I will just give you the ingredients, and you can build the barnstar yourself out of these ingredients. :) !!!! PPdd (talk) 15:18, 5 April 2012 (UTC)}} Thank you for coordinating the High Beam opportunity! This is awesome, THANK YOU! Sarah (talk) 15:57, 13 April 2012 (UTC) I award this as you are beaming with HighBeam and letting 1000 others. Thank You :-) -- ɑηsuмaη ʈ ᶏ ɭ Ϟ 16:29, 13 April 2012 (UTC) For your fine work on the HighBeam partnership. Thank you! Carrite (talk) 21:01, 13 April 2012 (UTC) Ocaasi - for opening up Highbeam to so many Wikipedians, you thoroughly deserve the Brilliant Idea Barnstar. Many thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 16:55, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Today I happened across your WP:PSCOI. It was a breath of fresh air versus the mindboggling legalese of WP:COI. Thanks! Woz2 (talk) 23:55, 2 May 2012 (UTC) For successfully arranging a potentially hugely productive agreement with Highbeam! Great job! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:39, 3 May 2012 (UTC)For your awesome work with academic libraries. You deserve this for tireless efforts to get Wikipedians the resources they need. ceradon talkcontribs 20:40, 8 August 2012 (UTC)For your work to get content creators like myself access to many, many awesome resources, I award you this barnstar with my thanks. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 18:46, 9 August 2012 (UTC)For your incredible work on the OTRS queue, helping to reduce the number of outstanding "quality" tickets. Thank you. Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 19:19, 21 August 2012 (UTC)For your great newsletter, The Olive Branch! I love it! Electric Catfish 21:05, 4 September 2012 (UTC) (courtesy of Steven Zhang who ported this over to me)For managing to stay cool and resolve the situation with the newsletter, despite throngs of angry torch and pitchfork-wielding Wikipedians angrily knocking at your door. Everyone screws up here from time to time. Sometimes it's a little screw up, sometimes it's a big one. Whichever one you feel this one was, I think you handled it in exemplary fashion. Trusilver 04:26, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Sir, Thank you for everything you do for/on Wiki and keep it Up...We all need your support...God Bless you..Cheers! Bharathiya (talk) 04:35, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Your sincerity in responding to complaints about matters regarding the notification to users about the new newsletter Wikipedia:Dispute Resolution Improvement Project/Newsletter that you created is commendable. Furthermore, thanks for taking the initiative to create the newsletter, and also the The Wikipedia Library. It's clear that your intentions are to improve Wikipedia. Northamerica1000(talk)Good job at staying cool and dealing with other editors' concerns, whether civilly expressed or otherwise. My hat's off to you. VanIsaacWS Vexcontribs 05:01, 6 September 2012 (UTC)I suspect you'll be getting a lot of wiki-love in the next several days as folks begin using their awesome new Questia accounts. Have a Bluegrass Barnstar from Wikipedia's resident Kentucky geek. I've already used Questia to buff and polish my next FAC. It is proving way more helpful than Highbeam, although I appreciate that one too. Keep up the amazing work in helping content creators get access to much-needed resources about lesser-known subjects. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 15:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)As Acdixon gives the Kentucky barnstar, why not have the Baseball Barnstar as well for helping us in the Baseball Wikiproject have access to one of the sources we can. Secret account 07:24, 21 September 2012 (UTC)This one's for your judgement, kindness and generosity!!! Hi, I just wanna thank you personally for awarding me The Great Question Badge for my Question in the Teahouse!!! That was my 1st badge, not that I wanna collect loads of them, but the 1st means a lot... I was mistaken about senior editors, U guys are actually the nicest guys to deal with... I also wanted to know if you do take up User Adoption... Cause I was searching for one... Anyways, Thanks a lot, U made my Wikipedia experience a lot more meaningful!!!! Ajayupai95 (talk) 09:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)Thanks again for appearing on the discussion panel at Social Media Week NYC; it was a great conversation and I'm glad you were part of it! WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC) Hey Ocaasi! Your work at the Wikipedia Teahouse is really amazing! I hereby award you this Barnstar for your tireless efforts and also for you really deserve it! Thanks again and keep it up my bro! Thanks again. ;) Mediran (t • c) 09:05, 28 February 2013 (UTC) Thanks for everything! Tjanaka (talk) 19:23, 14 March 2013 (UTC) Thanks for the admin toolbar, which I have borrowed from you for my user page. Bearian (talk) 14:51, 19 March 2013 (UTC)Hello Ocaasi, Eduemoni has given you a shining smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Edeumoni (talk)16:35, 20 March 2013 (UTC)For your ongoing efforts to rationalize Wikipedia's COI editing policy. Altering fundamental policy at Wikipedia is akin to trying to steer a glacier with a curling broom. You have put in an extraordinary amount of work in support of the most sensible effort to regularize COI editing and to thereby open it to scrutiny. I thank you for your continued work and wish you the best for the ultimate success of the effort. Carrite (talk) 22:12, 20 March 2013 (UTC) Thank you for your continued contributions especially the High Beam subscription project which has been of immense value to so many editors!! Keithbob Talk 20:01, 31 August 2013 (UTC)Thank you very much for your efforts to create TWA. It is both fun and useful for new wikipedians. Odeesi (talk) 15:22, 3 November 2013 (UTC)Hello Ocaasi, I saw that you have been doing some really nice work on Wikipedia, particularly on The Wikipedia Adventure, responding to comments with in minutes, and generally doing a great job; so thought that you deserved to be the inaugural recipient of the 'Really Nice View' award. Congratulations! Matty.007 21:01, 3 November 2013 (UTC)Thank you for informing the community about the passing of Jackson Peebles and helping ensure that his memory was honored. Perhaps it wasn't a pleasant job, but I'm glad you were willing to do it. AutomaticStrikeout (₵) – Rest in Peace, Jackson Peebles 20:28, 22 November 2013 (UTC)Thank you so much for your advice and patience! I really appreciate your help! Kwesifokuo (talk) 19:33, 14 December 2013 (UTC)Thanks for continuing to participate in the Individual Engagement Grants program, Ocaasi! I appreciate you lending your exuberant ideas and insight to the process, and for being a thoughtful grantee. Looking forward to what 2014 may bring! Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:41, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Ocaasi, I think you deserve the Writers Barnstar because of how much you put on here. But I have a question, how do I get Barnstars? To answer, go on my talk page and answer. Thanks! Unknown249 (talk) 21:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)For your ongoing efforts to make useful tools like JSTOR etc. available to content creators. Your hard work is noticed and very much appreciated and has more effect on the content of the encyclopedia that you will ever realize. Carrite (talk) 03:40, 20 June 2014 (UTC)To Ocaasi, thank you for your comments at Yahoo Health. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:06, 21 July 2014 (UTC)I've been editing WP for a while, but just tried out your Wikipedia Adventure in advance of doing a presentation to librarians on getting involved in WP. That's a great tutorial and I'll be sharing. Thanks! Hamaxides (talk) 18:54, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Your success in creating partnerships with publishers of high quality content is appreciated. Your work is essential! Happy Christmas JimRenge (talk) 21:18, 23 December 2014 (UTC)I would like to dedicate this Barnstar for your "Wikipedia Adventure Project". Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 14:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)This Barnstar is Awarded for contributing to Wikipedia Adventure. I loved Wikipedia Adventure a lot thanks Dinnypaul (talk) 16:32, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Thank you for creating TWA! 333-blue 23:25, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Thank you for making the awesome Wikipedia Adventure, it was so lovely, I will show all new Wikipedia friends it when they join! :) TheMusicGirl (talk) 04:34, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Thank you so much for creating the Wikipedia adventure! I love it and it is so helpful! Elsa Enchanted (talk) 17:44, 4 April 2016 (UTC)For this truly brave and insightful Signpost op-ed. -- Euryalus (talk) 21:18, 28 May 2016 (UTC)Thank you for your assiduous eight-year effort developing The Wikipedia Library, a program that provides editors with paywalled and open access resources. Thousands of editors, including me, use the library card platform on a regular basis to find high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed journals and newspaper archives, to improve the reliability of Wikipedia articles. Your work is much appreciated! — Newslinger talk 04:49, 9 September 2019 (UTC) Hi Jake, this is to say thank you for thinking of, creating, and building The Wikipedia Library, which we often take for granted, but before we had it, we were regularly lost without it. It was a big idea and a great idea, and we all have reason to be very grateful that you pursued it and made it happen. All the best, SarahSV (talk) 04:04, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
noob involved been around veteran seen it all older than the Cabal itself where did my life go? oh, have to go check my watchlist...

Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi) founded The Wikipedia Library and ran it from 2011-2019. By the time he left the program at the Wikimedia Foundation, TWL had a half-million dollar budget and 6-person team on 4 continents. Through The Wikipedia Library, Jake developed partnerships with 70 leading scholarly publishers to provide free access to 100,000 scholarly journals and reference texts. 25,000 editors now have access to those sources through the Wikipedia Library Card Platform. Jake created the viral #1Lib1Ref and #1Bib1Ref citation campaigns, which now add 10-20 thousand new references each year from librarians around the world to Wikipedia. He started the Wikipedia Visiting scholar program, the Books & Bytes newsletter, the Wikipedia + Libraries facebook group, the Wikimedia and Libraries Usergroup, and the @WikiLibrary Twitter account.

Jake negotiated the collaboration with Turnitin to fix copyright violations on Wikipedia, started collaboration with Internet Archive to rescue 10 million dead citation links, integrated OCLC ISBN citation data into Wikipedia's reference autogeneration interface, and began a project to add Citoid to Wikidata. He developed the OAbot web app, and is a founding member of the Open Scholarship Initiative. He co-released a dataset of Wikipedia's most cited sources and the proportion of free-to-read sources on Wikipedia. Jake created The Wikipedia Adventure interactive guided tutorial and facilitated the first-ever for-credit Wikipedia editing course at Stanford Medical School. He is an English Wikipedia Administrator. 2-time Wikimedia Foundation grantee, former Individual Engagement Grants Committee member, founding board member of Wiki Project Med Foundation, former Organizing Committee member for Wikicite, Linked Data 4 Libraries Program Committee member, and founder of the Wikimedia Foundation's Knowledge Integrity Program.

Jake has presented about Wikipedia, citations, and reliability at five Wikimanias, Stanford University, Internet Librarian, the American Library Association, OCLC, and IFLA. He is a primary author of "The Plain and Simple Conflict of Interest Guide", "Conflict of Interest editing on Wikipedia", "Librarypedia: The future of Libraries, and Wikipedia", "The New Media Coalition Horizon Report for Libraries", "The Wikipedia Adventure: Field Evaluation", "Writing an open access encyclopedia in a closed access world", "The Wikipedia Library: The world's largest encyclopedia needs a digital library, and we are building it", "You're a researcher without a library: what do you do?", the Wikipedia "Research Help" portal, "Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia", and the forthcoming Wikipedia @20 chapter "How Wikipedia Drove Professors Crazy, Made Me Sane, and Almost Saved the Internet." He has been interviewed by Publishers weekly in "Discovery Happens Here", Tow Journalism School for "Public Record Under Threat", and was featured in the documentary "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship".

  • "I call this Revolution 2.0. Revolution 2.0 is, is - I say that our revolution is like Wikipedia, OK? Everyone is contributing content. You don't know the names of the people contributing the content ... This is exactly what happened... Everyone was contributing small pieces, bits and pieces. We drew this whole picture. We drew this whole picture of a revolution. And that picture - no one is the hero in that picture."

Activist Wael Ghonim

  • "I'd like to say out loud that I really liked the atmosphere, that I enjoy more and more the simple fact that when we are together (chapters, WMF, affiliates, user groups, everyone) we feel like a movement, we act like a movement, we work and eat and drink and dance together and we argue much less than when we are online, typing in front of screens. I learned a lot about the ongoing transformation of the Wikimedia Foundation: many things are changing, they are working a lot, and very often we as affiliates do not notice these things. I saw many changes towards a better, more open and more collaborative Foundation, and I don't know many times I heard WMF employees asking for feedback and help."

Aubrey, President of Wikimedia Italia, on Wikimedia-l after the 2015 Wikimedia conference in Berlin

  • "And when people did help they were given a flattering name. They weren’t called “Wikipedia’s little helpers,” they were called “editors.” It was like a giant community leaf-raking project in which everyone was called a groundskeeper. Some brought very fancy professional metal rakes, or even back-mounted leaf-blowing systems, and some were just kids thrashing away with the sides of their feet or stuffing handfuls in the pockets of their sweatshirts, but all the leaves they brought to the pile were appreciated. And the pile grew and everyone jumped up and down in it having a wonderful time. And it grew some more, and it became the biggest leaf pile anyone had ever seen anywhere, a world wonder."

The Charms of Wikipedia

  • "What are we going to do tonight, Brain? Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try and take over the world."

Pinky and the Brain

  • "Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again."

Mike Myers

How to argue well
You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
*You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
*You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
*Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
-Daniel Dennett

A few thoughts to remember, for online collaborators, or any collaborator, really

1. We are a community of very real people with deep emotions and human complexities.
2. We are deeply invested in our project, so much so it hurts us at times even if it is also a passion or refuge for many.
3. You never know what someone has been through, or is going through.
4. We all need help at some point. There is no shame in needing help, asking for help, or receiving help.
5. If you are ever feeling completely hopeless: Wait. Things really can get better. Talk to someone about it.
6. Mental health carries a powerful stigma. The more we are open about it, the less that weighs all of us down.
7. If we listen, we can learn from each other.
8. We need to be kind. This is a higher calling than civility, and entirely compatible with achieving our goals.
9. Our movement depends on its people. We are our most valuable resource.
10. We are not finished products. With time, space, support, and practice — people can, and do, grow and change.

  • "You see, Wikipedia brings people together. It brought me together. It just takes some time for everyone to get their heads on straight, before they can see that their lives too have a mission, and an [edit] button."

Journey of a Wikipedian

  • "So, does all this mean Wikipedia is perfect? Heck, no! What I mean is that it’s an excellent place not just to soak up the sum of all human knowledge, but also to learn how to conduct oneself in a society riven with conflict and ambiguity, where might sometimes seems to make right and in the end all one can really be certain about having the power to safeguard is one’s own integrity. Maybe that’s a dim view of the world, but when you consider all the bad things that happen every day, you know, getting into (and out of) an edit war on Wikipedia is a relatively safe and surprisingly practical way to learn some key lessons about life."

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned Editing Wikipedia

  • "The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side."

Paulo Freire

  • "So there was this exhilarating sense of mission—of proving the greatness of the Internet through an unheard-of collaboration. Very smart people dropped other pursuits and spent days and weeks and sometimes years of their lives doing “stub dumps,” writing ancillary software, categorizing and linking topics, making and remaking and smoothing out articles—without getting any recognition except for the occasional congratulatory barnstar on their user page and the satisfaction of secret fame. Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism—a place for shy, learned people to deposit their trawls."

The Charms of Wikipedia

  • "It worked and grew because it tapped into the heretofore unmarshaled energies of the uncredentialed. The thesis procrastinators, the history buffs, the passionate fans of the alternate universes of Garth Nix, Robotech, Half-Life, P.G. Wodehouse, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charles Dickens, or Ultraman—all those people who hoped that their years of collecting comics or reading novels or staring at TV screens hadn’t been a waste of time—would pour the fruits of their brains into Wikipedia, because Wikipedia added up to something. This wasn’t like writing reviews on Amazon, where you were just one of a million people urging a tiny opinion and a Listmania list onto the world—this was an effort to build something that made sense apart from one’s own opinion, something that helped the whole human cause roll forward."

The Charms of Wikipedia

  • "In fact what Wikipedia presages is a change in the nature of authority. Prior to Britannica, most encyclopaedias derived their authority from the author. Britannica came along and made the relatively radical assertion that you could vest authority in an institution. You trust Britannica, and then we in turn go out and get the people to write the articles. What Wikipedia suggests is that you can vest authority in a visible process. As long as you can see how Wikipedia's working, and can see that the results are acceptable, you can come over time to trust that. And that is a really profound challenge to our notions of what it means to be an institution, what it means to trust something, what it means to have authority in this society."

— Gauntlett, D. (2009). Case study: Wikipedia.





Understanding Wikipedia[edit]

Understanding Wikipedia
"Wikipedia only works in practice. In theory, it could never work."
Understanding the vandal-fighting web

Wikipedia works because of how many people participate in creating and checking its pages. All changes go through a virtual filter--a gauntlet--of intelligent computer and human review. Thousands of people are constantly scouring new changes, and millions of readers keep an eye out for anything that seems off.

Because of this process, research studies have shown that Wikipedia is just as accurate as traditional encyclopedias, but its errors get fixed faster. We are living proof of the coders' motto that "With enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". In other words, many hands make anything possible!

1. Edit filter (automatic pattern rejection)

2. CBNG (machine-learning artificial neural network bot)

3. Huggle, Igloo, Lupin's filtered list (human assisted regex/badwords)

4. STiki (cbng residual feed, missed vandalism, subtle vandalism--human assisted metadata and pattern based review)

5. Article watchlists, selective page and topic monitoring by users

6. Pending changes, live version delay, reviewed by autoconfirmed users

7. Semi-protection, prevents non-autoconfirmed users from editing

8. Full protection, prevents non-admins from editing

9. Official readers, journalists and subjects of articles who report mistakes in the news (not good!)

10. Random readers, millions of individuals who fix errors when they come upon them

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Pictogram voting arrow.svg This noticeboard is for obvious vandals and spammers only. Consider taking this report to WP:ANI. User is now making legal threats and claims to be the subject of the article. SpencerT•C 23:37, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram voting wait.svg Warned user. SpencerT•C 23:36, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Pictogram voting arrow.svg This noticeboard is for obvious vandals and spammers only. Consider taking this report to WP:ANI. User is now making legal threats and claims to be the subject of the article. SpencerT•C 23:37, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

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Usernames for administrator attention



Not a violation of the username policy. How is this a promotional username? There's also no contribs or filter log entries to go by here. Can you explain? --Hammersoft (talk) 18:32, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. Guess I'm not the only one granting boons. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:18, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, that was me. I'm still in doubt as to whether CocoCola7 would be an acceptable username. I know that CocoColaPR would not, that Gill Bates at CocoCola would be, but I don't know if a number or two added to a company name counts as a "Mike at Widgets USA"-type thing. My feeling is not, but I didn't block this one. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 18:21, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Not a violation of the username policy. The "CMat" prefix identifies this as a personal account. See WP:ISU. There is a potential paid editing issue which I will bring up on their talk page. --Hammersoft (talk) 17:55, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for page protection

Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Request protection of a page, or increasing the protection level

Rising Pune Supergiant[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Sock puppet vandalism. Spike 'em (talk) 14:33, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Fenerbahçe S.K. (football)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constant IP Vandalism. Sincerely, AdigabrekTalk Circassia 16:06, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. I see two problem edits today, and before that nothing for a long time. If the problem editing continues, ask again.  MelanieN (talk) 19:41, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Walker County Jane Doe[edit]

Reason: Victim has recently been supposedly identifed- users are repeatedly making edits using a source which has already been deemed not to be a primary source (social media) Sideriver84 (talk) 17:10, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Declined The people adding this information are autoconfirmed, so semi-protection would be ineffective, and EC protection would be overkill. Keep on discussing it on the talk page, and hope that more definitive sources will come out soon.  MelanieN (talk) 20:14, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – repeated large additions of unsourced content. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 17:39, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

History of Ladakh[edit]

Temporary pending changes protection: Copyright Vandalism by IP. Some might be good MoonlightVectorTalk page 17:57, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Ouyang Nana[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – POV resumed after last protection expired - changing Taiwan to China, Taiwanese to Chinese, etc. Multiple accounts. MB 18:13, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

List of Disney theatrical animated feature films[edit]

Reason: Vandalizm Eray08yigit (talk) 18:16, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Note: Eray08yigit, I'm not sure what I'm looking at. El_C 01:08, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Joe Bonsall[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent disruption from Norway IPs including Special:Contributions/2A02:2121:289:16FB:0:16:6CBE:A201, Special:Contributions/ and Special:Contributions/ The article The Oak Ridge Boys also needs the same protection. Binksternet (talk) 18:34, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 weeks (both), after which the page will be automatically unprotected. El_C 01:06, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Waun Mawn[edit]

Reason: Persistent vandalism from IP hopping editor. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 18:54, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 10 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. El_C 01:05, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Germaine de Randamie[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP editors kept on adding unsourced BLP content since September 5, 2021. Cassiopeia talk 20:29, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. El_C 01:03, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Cüneyt Çakır[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – As a football referee, this person's page gets vandalized every time one team or the other feels slighted by one of his calls. It has required temporary protection enough times that indefinite protection is probably warranted at this point. --Ahecht (TALK
) 23:01, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:58, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
I can't write that fast, bot! Semi-protected for a period of one week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Does not meet the threshold for indef semi at this time. El_C 00:59, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Stefon Diggs[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Three different IPs vandalising in less than an hour. Sdrqaz (talk) 00:06, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. El_C 00:55, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

2021 Maricopa County presidential ballot audit[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. soibangla (talk) 00:42, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. El_C 00:53, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

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Jennifer Homendy[edit]

Reason: There was a long string of obvious vandalism, but all of it was done by IP accounts[1][2][3][4][5]. Registered editors were making productive edits, not engaging in edit-warring -- full page protection should be lifted so they can continue to do so. Stonkaments (talk) 21:50, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

Pinging protecting administrator El C. --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 00:58, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes, well, as I explained on the talk page, I'm inclined to give another day or two for the unconfirmed accounts to make their case. But if another admin feels the full protection should be immediately converted to semiprotection, I have no objection. I honestly don't know enough about contested subject matter, so I chose to err on the side of caution. Any admin who knows more than me about this (a low bar), is welcome to act as they see fit. I need not be consulted or even notified. El_C 01:28, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
@El C: The protection duration is only 5 days, which is perfectly reasonable for a content dispute. I typically protect for at least 1 week in those cases. I'd let it run its course and then change it to indef semi. The good-faith IP editors can always request edits on the talk page. Even while fully protected, any editor can still request edits. ~Anachronist (talk) 18:09, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Being the current chairwoman for the NTSB, indeed, makes her an obvious candidate for a lengthy WP:AP2 protection, in the years if not indef. El_C 18:30, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
I admit to some amount of confusion why full protection was the correct level. I don't work protection regularly so I'm not going to just accept El C's invite to just lower the protection level but thought it worth noting in hopes of getting an explanation. No issues per above with the length of protection. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:14, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
RE: Barkeep49's query: dispute over new content added on Sept 25 involving NTSB chair and Tesla. As I mentioned 2 days ago, the full protection will be converted to semi by tomorrow if opponents have yet to participate on the talk page by then. Proponents have participated on the talk page, though in fairness, that participation has consisted almost exclusively of just objecting to the protection. El_C 00:41, 29 September 2021 (UTC)


Reason: The protection is no longer necessary because I want to create the article after noticing there is no article of such, I've gone through the deletion log and discussions and I'm sure to address the problems the previous pages had. --Idoghor Melody (talk) 20:48, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Request a specific edit to a protected page
Please request an edit directly on the protected page's talk page before posting here

Handled requests[edit]

A historical archive of previous protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Archive.

Protected edit requests

7 protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Class/icon (request) 2021-07-21 18:01 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/content (log) From Wikipedia/Protected templates: Protected by Rich Farmbrough on 2009-10-14: "Purpose of page - belt and braces."
Module:TableTools (request) 2021-07-25 14:27 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/Main Page/5 (log) Protected by Mifter on 2017-03-25: "Considering the main page was unprotected by a compromised sysop semi recently, perhaps transcluding it to a cascade protected page will provide a small increase in protection"
Module:Submit an edit request (request) 2021-08-28 12:25 Fully protected (log) Modified by Xaosflux on 2019-02-26: "Match Template:Submit an edit request, used in interface"
Basil I (request) 2021-09-21 18:05 Fully protected, expires 2021-10-01 at 14:03:26 UTC (log) Protected by Explicit on 2021-08-31: "Edit warring / content dispute"
MediaWiki:Citethispage-content (request) 2021-09-25 20:14 MediaWiki page (log)
Portal:Current events (request) 2021-09-28 18:00 Fully protected (log) Modified by Nihonjoe on 2017-06-02: "per prev: there is very little need for this to be edited, nothing that couldn't wait for an {{editprotected}} request and there's a fair bit of vandalism/test edits in the history"
Template:Wikipedia languages (request) 2021-09-28 22:16 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/Main Page/5 (log) Protected by Mifter on 2017-03-25: "Considering the main page was unprotected by a compromised sysop semi recently, perhaps transcluding it to a cascade protected page will provide a small increase in protection"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 22:18, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
11 template-protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Country data Peru (request) 2021-09-09 16:08 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Bolivia (request) 2021-09-09 16:23 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Basketball color cell (request) 2021-09-13 09:06 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:Rail-interchange (request) 2021-09-13 16:35 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Infobox Chinese (request) 2021-09-13 23:03 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Infobox political party (request) 2021-09-18 08:24 Template-protected (log) Modified by Plastikspork on 2016-04-16: "Recent malformed edits"
Template:Country data FR Yugoslavia (request) 2021-09-25 23:44 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:IPsock (request) 2021-09-26 14:08 Template-protected (log) Modified by Callanecc on 2014-01-29: "Highly visible template: allowing template editors"
Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard (request) 2021-09-27 13:52 Template-protected (log) Modified by Future Perfect at Sunrise on 2014-03-11: "per request, seems a reasonable case for new "template editor" status"
Template:WikiProject Pakistan (request) 2021-09-27 18:47 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-17: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Small Solar System bodies (request) 2021-09-28 14:47 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 17:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Requests for accountcreator

Account creator[edit]


Hi there, I have been in Wikipedia for a bit. I wanna get more users into Wikipedia, so it would be great if I become an account creator. Mohammed12313893 (talk) 00:48, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Not done You are not a member of the WP:ACC team. — JJMC89(T·C) 00:49, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for autopatrolled



Normally I'm working on barnstars right now, but sometimes I try to create good articles, there were tagged articles, I rearranged them as much as I could, thank you so much for now :) 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 01:42, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([6][7]) and has had this permission revoked in the past 180 days ([8]). MusikBot talk 01:50, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
You have created seven pages since you last requested autopatrolled, and they include Sivas High School and The Patrol's Barnstar. You are a long way from meeting the criteria. Not done and please stop asking every few weeks. – Joe (talk) 09:49, 26 September 2021 (UTC)


I want to become a autopatrolled of Wikipedia at least 1,350 edits. AnsrieJames9 (talk) 06:49, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has created roughly 16 articles. MusikBot talk 09:40, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Not done. Please read Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. – Joe (talk) 13:03, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for confirmation
Engin Kahya (d.1982) İSTANBUL

Türk sinema ve tiyatro oyuncusu Sanatçı bir çok dizi,Sinema ve Tiyatro projelerinde yer almıştır. Etkin yıllar.2000- günümüz



I have edited Wikipedia on the past under a different identity (with no sanctions or bad reputation) and would be happy to privately disclose the account name. GREENPROCYON (talk) 18:53, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

Requests for mass message sender

Mass message sender[edit]


Hello! I have not previously had reason to put in a mass-message request as my interest comes from WP:Women in Red where we have thus far always been able to find someone with the flag, but are becoming a bit short-handed in this regard. I am offering to help out, as a user in good standing with a number of other perms I have managed to use without breaking anything. I would expect only to use mass messenger for WiR’s monthly editathon invitations to its existing list. Innisfree987 (talk) 00:51, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for new page reviewer

New page reviewer[edit]


I have been editing on Wikipedia from a time. Initially, it was very difficult and most of the articles I created were moved to drafts. But with a lot of effort and help of others, I kept on learning and working and moved all my articles in mainspace one by one. I have participated in many AFDs and also added tags on new pages, as required. Plus, I have also nominated many articles at AFD and they were deleted. I am confident that, I understand the notability guidelines well and can help with new page reviews to reduce the log and burden on other editors. Aloolkaparatha (talk) 14:40, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
 Done for 1 month on a trial basis, after which you can reapply. signed, Rosguill talk 20:33, 27 September 2021 (UTC)


Hello, I am very active on Wikipedia and have made over 945 edits. I know the guidelines and rules of being a New Page Reviewer. If you accept me, I promise to not let you down! Pyramids09 (talk) 18:23, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has 445 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 18:30, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
  • I withdraw my nomination Pyramids09 (talk) 21:10, 26 September 2021 (UTC)


I want to review new articles at NPP. I've created 72 new articles and participate at AfD/PROD, merging/moving articles, etc. Spudlace (talk) 00:40, 27 September 2021 (UTC) Spudlace (talk) 00:40, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
 Done for 1 month as a trial run, after which you can reapply. signed, Rosguill talk 04:00, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

User:Clog Wolf[edit]

I was given the permission temporarily last month, which expired earlier today. I'd like to have the rights extended or maybe even permanently. Clog Wolf Howl 03:07, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
 Done, track record looks good. signed, Rosguill talk 20:37, 27 September 2021 (UTC)


Hi there, I would like to make articles, yes I have questionable edits, now that I am educated more and know a bit better about Wikipedia, I wanna be a New page Reviewer. There is over 1 thousand pages that need to be reviewed. And I wanna review them. Mohammed12313893 (talk) 19:44, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 7 days and has 13 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 01:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Not done, far too soon to be requesting this permission. signed, Rosguill talk 04:02, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


After my one month trial was expired today, I'd like to reapply for the right. (I'm top 13th in the last 30 days.) Htanaungg (talk) 05:01, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


I've been editing Wikipedia for more than a year. Now I have more spare time. I've read lots of guidelines and have actively worked on AfD and PROD lately. I also review new changes from time to time and new pages via New Pages project. I like that. I'm also a patroller in my local wikipedia, so my experience is slightly bigger. I have also tagged dozens of "old" and newly created articles with proper tags and got zero negative feedback from administrators. I do understand the notability guidelines, especially BLP and organizations as you can guess from my edtis. I do think over every edit I make, so be aware I won't make mistakes. --Asketbouncer (talk) 20:47, 28 September 2021 (UTC) Asketbouncer (talk) 20:47, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for page mover

Page mover[edit]


Hey, Hope you're doing well. Actually, I was granted PM right previously on temporary basis, which have now lapsed. So, I am here to request the right to be made permanent. Thankyou. signed, Iflaq (talk) 14:02, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Previous request (13 June). Primefac (talk) 14:29, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for pending changes reviewer

Pending changes reviewer[edit]


would like to become a reviewer as I have been editing Wikipedia for many years and feel I have a keen understanding of Wikipedia policy and what is expected. MilfordBoy1991 (talk) 23:33, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

 Comment: Added missing RFP links that were not present at time of application. Liamyangll (talk to me! | My contribs!) 00:13, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Not done I'm not seeing a need. You only have half a dozen undos this year and if we go back to 2020, you have various instances of minor edit wars. Thank you for your continued contribution to the site, but I'd like to see more consistent use of the available tools before granting additional ones. Anarchyte (talk) 08:04, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Help manage the queue. TrangaBellam (talk) 14:47, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Administrator note @TrangaBellam: You seem to have a undeniable point of view about India-Pakistan and similar relations. I'm afraid this may affect your reviewing process, as you have used the undo button various times to re-add possibly biased or controversial text. @ToBeFree: I've pinged ping the admin that granted you rollback for another opinion in case I'm being overly cautious. Anarchyte (talk) 10:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Pinging @RegentsPark:, as an admin patrolling ARBIPA. You seem to have a undeniable point of view about India-Pakistan and similar relations is an irrelevant observation - editors can have their POV as long their content is NPOV. TrangaBellam (talk) 11:00, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
TrangaBellam's editing is neutral as far as I can see so pending changes should not be a big deal. I did notice, however, this open SPI Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Faizan involving them. I have no idea how valid the accusation is but perhaps it is better to wait till that is resolved. --RegentsPark (comment) 12:47, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
There should be no action until that SPI is resolved, yeah. I can also see Anarchyte's concern. Rollback is used for reverting pure vandalism only; pending changes reviews apply to good faith contributions as well. I have no opinion in this specific case, I'd just like to request that noone makes any decision based on my granting of rollback. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 18:31, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you. TrangaBellam (talk) 23:24, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
On some retrospection, the situation is surreal. Here Anarchyte is indirectly accusing me of an anti-Pak (or pro-India) POV while the SPI accuses me of the very contrary! TrangaBellam (talk) 23:24, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


I participate in several WikiProjects such as WP:Random page patrol and WP:WikiProject Cleanup and periodically see "There is 1 pending revision awaiting review" when doing cleanup duties. Any changes I then do, are simply queued up if there is already a pending edit awaiting review, and no longer auto-accepted. I usually look at the history and diffs and on many occasions could have easily reviewed the pending change(s) while already there instead of simply piling on. Since I am familiar with the guidelines for the review process and meet all the criteria for requesting the "pending changes reviewer right", I believe I would be a good candidate to have this tool and help with any backlog that may exist. Thank you! — WILDSTARtalk 15:52, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

User:Krishnavilasom Bhageerathan Pilla[edit]

Recently I came to know about this right. Im a main content editor on Indian film related articles. Some of those are under PCR protection. I hope I can effectively use this right on them. Im an AFC reviewer and is well familiar with our guidelines. Pillechan (പിള്ളേച്ചനോട് പറ) 21:06, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
@Krishnavilasom Bhageerathan Pilla: Do you have any countervandalism experience? PCR differs from AFC in the sense that you'll need to be able to readily identify vandalism. Anarchyte (talk) 08:20, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Anarchyte Im aware that AFC and PCR are entirely two functions of WP. Despite not having that much experience in dealing with vandals, I am able to identify between good faith edits and vandalism. I am glad to leave the decision upto you:). Pillechan (പിള്ളേച്ചനോട് പറ) 12:47, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


I've edited more than 1,250 times and have extended confirmed rights and I've Created 35 Article.I am also quite familiar with what counts as vandalism and with neutrality. I have read the guidelines given and wish to have pending changes rights.Best Regards. JiggyzizTalk✍️ 03:27, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

 Automated comment This user has had 1 request for pending changes reviewer declined in the past 90 days ([9]). MusikBot talk 07:10, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Not done There are still several problems with your own work to the point where I'm not content with you reviewing other people's. You also have limited experience with countervandalism, having only made a dozen undos since your last request. Anarchyte (talk) 08:12, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to review changes in Wikipedia and contribute too. I also am Autoconfirmed. Mohammed12313893 (talk) 00:00, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
 Comment: Hi Mohammed12313893, thanks for your enthusiasm to contribute to Wikipedia. Unfortunately, a basic criterion for attaining this user right is "You have a reasonable editing history – as a guide, enough edits that a track record can be established", which I just can't see here. As a general guideline, you should be involved in countervandalism experience (i.e. going through problematic edits and reverting them yourself) before applying here. I'd also like to note that new users and users who aren't extended-confirmed are also unlikely to get this role as, again, you don't have the reasonable editing history stated above. Please understand that I am not an administrator and that I am not declining your application (I'll leave that to the real admins), I'm just here to give you some information and my honest opinion that admins may not have the time to give every applicant. Thanks for reading. Liamyangll (talk to me! | My contribs!) 01:12, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
 Automated comment This user has had an account for 5 days and has 7 edits in the mainspace. MusikBot talk 07:10, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Not done I do not see any countervandalism activity; please gain some additional experience and review Wikipedia:Reviewing pending changes#Becoming a reviewer before requesting this permission again. --Blablubbs (talk) 11:46, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Requests for rollback



I request rollback rights to help with fighting vandalism, as Twinkle does not always work well on mobile devices, which I primarily edit from. I frequently patrol New Pages and recent IP edits to check for vandalism and other disruption. dudhhrContribs 05:11, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
 Done with minor reservations. I hate this edit; it's contrary to everything we're going for here but I'm letting it slide because it was in your first month or so of editing and I can't see any instances of you repeating the behaviour. Just note that if you do anything like that in the future, you're going to be given more than just a warning. Anarchyte (talk) 07:59, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


Checking and working on many History and military pages,some of them current events, that are often target of vandalism, massive IPs disruptive edits on tables, numbers, and facts. Rollback will help me to get pages to their last stable version and avoid broken links, contradicting numbers, etc.Mr.User200 (talk) 02:42, 6 September 2021 (UTC) Mr.User200 (talk) 02:42, 6 September 2021 (UTC)


Most of my edits on Wikipedia consist of removing vandalism I encounter and I believe having rollback privileges would be helpful for me to continue effectively removing vandalism. Darththorn (talk) 12:51, 10 September 2021 (UTC)


I request rollback rights to help fight vandalism, doing this in a quicker way. Thijslandsmeer (talk) 21:29, 10 September 2021 (UTC)


Hello, I'm RFZYNSPY. I'm requesting rollback rights because I want to use Huggle to its fullest extent. I have been using Huggle as a way to monitor vandalism, but I'm limited to the read-only version of the English wiki without rollback rights. Because of this, I'm also unable to warn users through Huggle or mark edits as good or bad in order to change editor confidence. I am a strong candidate for using rollback because I'm currently enrolled in the WP:CVUA and I'm coming up on my 1,000 edit milestone. I will treat rollback with care, making sure it is only used for the speedy reversion of clear vandalism. Thanks for your consideration. RFZYNSPY talk 05:33, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Hi RFZYNSPY, please notify me as soon as you've graduated from CVUA, and I'll happily grant it. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 20:18, 18 September 2021 (UTC)


I would like to request permissions for Rollback. The reason being is I encounter occasionally, usually from a sockpuppet account, and it would be much easier if I could use rollback, hence I am applying to gain the permission to do so, I have read the guidelines thoroughly and I understand the use of Rollback entirely. I believe I am responsible and trustworthy enough to use it. I have dealt with Vandalism from a sockpuppet on the British protectorate page, and Third Anglo-Afghan War page as signs of experience by reverting their edits. Noorullah21 (talk) 03:22, 19 September 2021 (UTC)


I have been fighting against POV pushing (unsourced / poorly sourced) and vandalism, especially in the sensitive Indian caste related articles for years. I have to handle problematic edits and vandalism almost on a regular basis. I have gone through the details of this right. It would be really helpful for me if the right is granted. Thanks. Ekdalian (talk) 12:34, 21 September 2021 (UTC) Ekdalian (talk) 12:34, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Would request admins here to please review my request. Thanks & Regards. Ekdalian (talk) 06:54, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


A user has edited a poorly watched page twice in an almost WP:Disruptive manner. There seem to be no watchers who will undo the repetition of WP:sections in his revisions:

I tried but I am unable to undo the repetition of sections, I could really use some rollback in this page to bring it back to WP:MOS and also whenever similar situations arise in the future. Nolicmahr (talk) 11:49, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Nolicmahr I don't quite understand the reason for this request, but you appear to have been able to revert those edits - what's the problem? I'm not seeing regular reverting in your recent editing history that would indicate a need for the rollback tool. Girth Summit (blether) 14:49, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

@Girth Summit: Must read all the section subheadings in this once to understand, please. It was in there after the 2nd disruptive edit, that I was very much out of options to undo the copy pasting of repetitive content. That's why I posted a request here. Nolicmahr (talk) 18:04, 27 September 2021 (UTC)


I want to use rollback feature rights, it allows me to rollback faster for fighting vandalisms. Articles like Ex Battalion, Carmina Villarroel, Andrew E., Salbakuta and more articles that are not protected is full of edits of unregistered user, and most of them are doing vandalisms instead of editing properly. You can visit my user contributions, or the page history of the articles I mentioned above so you can see the vandalisms I reverted. It's hard to use the manual revert when I reverting a revision of a big articles. My device lags when I use manual revert to revert a revisions of a big article, Thank you. clipred (talk) 23:26, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
I'm still waiting for the admins response. clipred (talk) 06:24, 28 September 2021 (UTC)


I request rollback rights to revert vandalism to some genuine articles redirected for wrong reasons.Gardenkur (talk) 02:01, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

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