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Block evasion: More logged-out editing

I think the beauty pageant fan I Nyoman Gede Anila is still editing while logged out; this Java IP began the day after you blocked them (with Huggle, even). - Bri.public (talk) 20:19, 28 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

It'll be whack a mole for a bit, but I dealt with this round. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:11, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Page move query - "Seeman" to "Senthamizhan Seeman"

I am not taking administrative action against either user. That is what WP:ANI is for. My talkpage is not a place for you to argue your differences (single BLP violations or not) and frankly i'm tired of the back and forth. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:21, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

Hi. Can you explain this move [1]?

As per some Indian names, the individual is known mononymously. Think Rajinikanth, Vijay, Vikram etc. His major work is in cinema (where he has been credited as nothing other than 'Seeman'), and politics, where again its varied between the unconfirmed names of Senthamizhan and Sebastian. Please note that "Senthamizhan" is literally translated into English from Tamil as "Pure Tamil" (which coincidently is what his party protests for - Tamil nationalism). It is a moniker rather than an actual name.

Please note we don't include monikers in titles. Again, we don't say things like 'Superstar Rajinikanth' or 'Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi' despire it being mentioned widely in the media. The article should be reverted to Seeman (politician)

Neutral Fan (talk) 16:33, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

"Senthamizhan" is a name which is found in all his social media networks, in his party's official website and in multiple reliable sources in Tamil and in English.[2][3][4][5] [6][7][8][9]. The subject is not a very notable politician therefore most sources for the name are in Tamil Language. "Unconfirmed" is vague here as you must provide any evidence to prove that this name is unconfirmed. Names do have meanings in almost all languages. If that's a moniker, you must prove it.
His father's name is also mentioned as "Senthamizhan" from several sources. The subject has never ever mentioned his name as "Sebastian" or "Simon", these names where mostly used by his political opponents with no evidence to target him. He himself states it in an interview that those names are used mostly by the Hindutva to target him.
Seeman is definitely the most WP:COMMONNAME but this was moved per WP:NCP. SUN EYE 1 17:35, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
(edit conflict) When I ran the brief checks to see what is shown in the sources, my first look was seeing both names being referenced. I can't tell you exactly what I saw that night though. Without a fair amount of reliable sources countering the amount of links Suneye1 gave, WP:COMMONNAME does prevail that the full name should be used. Do you have more? Ideally this would be a discussion best for the talkpage though and a requested move to establish a consensus before moving it back again so it can be linked and not done again. Personally, I have little opinion in this except policy as I just saw the page on passing. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:24, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
What his party says is irrelevant. As mentioned, "Senthamizhan" (English: Pure Tamil Man) is a propaganda-based moniker to further the cause of his party which staunchly supports Tamil nationalism. No different from 'Chairman Mao'.
From your examples, sites like Wire and Scroll work off independent contributors and thus editorial standards cannot be verified. The name "Sebastian Seeman" is also seen here from far more reliable sources (as early as 2009, when "Senthamizhan" was nowhere to be seen) - [10][11][12][13][14]. Please note that these sources, also have direct quotes from his lawyer and national agencies - and are likely to be accurate.
The first recorded instance of "Senthamizhan Seeman" on the web is here [15] - where a user includes "Senthamizhan" in inverted commas, and enquires if he has seen a film which features some elements of nationalist propaganda.
The article should either be just Seeman (politician) or Sebastian Seeman (which now clearly seems to be his actual name) Neutral Fan (talk) 19:22, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Just want to note I edit conflicted with you above. Again, this really isn't the place to have this discussion full on, so I would recommend the use of the talkpage please. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:25, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
AmandaNP, One question, Can we change the name of a BLP to a name which is refuted by the subject himself? SUN EYE 1 19:35, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Take the example of those who change name ever so regularly. Think Prince or Silambarasan (who becomes STR, Silambarasan T. R., T. T. Silambarasan, Simbu, Chimbhu) etc every few years. Wikipedia can't listen to them? Neutral Fan (talk) 20:12, 29 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

AmandaNP - by the ongoing discussion on the page, I think the page should return to Seeman (politician) until further notice. Not sure how familiar you are with Indian politics, but it is very clear from Suneye1's edits that he is also trying to take part in Seeman's cover-up act of being originally called "Senthamizhan" (English: Pure Tamil Man) [which corresponds to his party's pro-Tamil nationalist policies]. Suneye1 has introduced propaganda-based sources from the party website to back up unverified claims [16] and [17], removed sourced information which may 'give away' Seeman's real identity with invalid reasons [18], and his early edit history suggests he has a general bias towards anti-Hindu policies. I would go as far as suggesting a topic ban. Neutral Fan (talk) 11:36, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not going to jump into Indian politics (something I know nothing about) and start trying to take unilateral action. You can take that to ANI if you think it's worth a topic ban, I can't even impose that myself. That said, I recommended you initiate the requested move process as it would bring neutral uninvolved editors into the mix. You haven't done so. I'm not going to disruptively move it back without policy backing (and I don't mean the ones already motioned as they are in dispute) or established consensus. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 11:52, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Sure, I will begin this. By the way, where was the earlier consensus and discussion? The talk page is full of claims against the title (which only one editor seems to back) Neutral Fan (talk) 12:06, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
There wasn't one, and there doesn't need to be one on the first edit. I don't know if you realize it either, but your comments seem to be coming across as that I'm violating policies and established practice. You have yet to point to an established policy, and are using the fact that other stuff exists to justify your arguments - something that is normally discouraged. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:34, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I can assure you that isn't the case. Neutral Fan (talk) 12:43, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Neutral Fan, Im not going to respond to your WP:ASPERSIONS and personal attack and Senthamizhan is a boy name in tamil, see G. Senthamizhan
AmandaNP, This user seems to be very interested in defaming the individual. They have "After receiving social media attacks for her comments about Seeman" to " After being harassed by Seeman" in Vijayalakshmi (Kannada actress) while she claimed she was harresed by seeman and his followers. This is a clear BLP violation. When I raised this in the talk page, they don't seem to understand it. see Talk:Vijayalakshmi_(Kannada_actress)#Harresment SUN EYE 1 13:12, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi - I merely reverted this vandal anon edit here which changed the original meaning which had been quoted in the source [19]. Best. Neutral Fan (talk) 13:15, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Thanks for catching that Legend Nevada was Skiyomi. I'm pretty familiar with that troll but hadn't caught this one. --Yamla (talk) 12:48, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

No problem. I got it along with a few others. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:50, 30 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Sony Sab 's TV series "Kaatelaal & Sons"

Hi , You have protected the page of sony sab's tv series "Kaatelal & Sons". I want to create the page of this show with the same title. So Can you unprotect the page ? Mann Rocks (talk) 08:14, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Per WP:SALT, please create a convincing draft that would go in it's place. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:20, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Found the disruptive sock

Hello Amanda and I hope you're doing well. I just want to say do you remember recently banning this sock user with multiple accounts? [20] Well he's back now damaging the same articles as before. He threatened he would change the Bale Sultanate article [21] and he did with his new account named Silverhorn68. [22] and if you look closely at the view history you'll see another new account named Hayaa20. It's the same user because he has two numbers in the end and focuses on Oromo history and vandalizes pages like on here. [23]

He also restored Fetegar which was deleted after he was found for being a sock puppet. [24] Wej was never a kingdom but a group of people and he made an article titled Wej province then he proceeds to mention it as a kingdom. [25] He denies Oromo expansion and goes into every article with original research with "however" without placing a source. [26] This user is very disruptive and all his false articles should be deleted and I'm sure he has more than two accounts currently that deserve to be banned. I would really appreciate it if you could look into it again since you've dealt with this user in the past and did an absolutely amazing job. Ayaltimo (talk) 15:30, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I have blocked the first user as them. I don't thing you have presented enough evidence at this time (because most of it is history links instead of diffs) for me to run a check on Hayaa20 with such a low edit count. If you wish to pursue this further, I would request you do it through SPI instead of my talkpage. This allows people to attend to it faster than I may be able to (and relieves my obligation to chase down the evidence in a timely manner) and get more eyes to see what I may not see. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:58, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
AmandaNP Thank you so much for blocking this troll. As for the user Hayaa20 he's editing through a mobile web the same way as Silverhorn68 did so I think running a checkuser on them would be suitable since you managed to link several accounts through his IP. Here's another suspected new sock named Driver2152. It has a random name and numbers in the end and uses mobile web when editing. [27] not only has he edited an article created by Silverhorn68 but he edited an Ethiopian ruler page [28] the same thing Silverhorn68 did [29] but if that is not enough then sure I will do what you said instead. I would like to request one thing. Can you please delete the articles created by the sock puppet (Silverhorn68)? They are Fetegar and Wej province. Thank you so much and happy new year! Ayaltimo (talk) 21:12, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Re. the articles Fetegar and Wej province, I can't just delete them. The criteria for deleting that you are referring to is WP:CSD#G5. That clearly states that only articles that have no substantial edits by others can be deleted under the criteria. @Elinruby: actually made significant edits to Fetegar and the sum of edits to Wej province likely don't meet the threshold. It's not meant to punish regular contributors who have spent time and energy into writing the article.
As for your claims about Hayaa20, by your logic, if I run a checkuser on them I could essentially run a checkuser on Neils51 who only did grammar edits in the article (and has 38,000 edits). They also could have easily decided to use a mobile device. Having numbers on the end of your username and editing the same article using mobile edits does not provide evidence that it's more likely that it is the same person than two different people. That is the bar required for the use of CheckUser. It is not something I can use when I wish. Beyond that, I already checked the relevant IP address from when I just blocked Silverhorn68. If there were other users, I would have blocked them too, but it's the only other account that came up. That means they will not be on the same IP. They will be on a new one which would require even more evidence to block then. So at this point i'm going to officially  Check declined by a checkuser it.
By that same point that I have already checked the IPs with Silverhorn68, I again would have seen Driver2152. Therefore editing the same articles using mobile edits is not enough to meet the evidence level required for a checkuser at WP:SPI. This does not change simply because we are on my talkpage. You have also commented now that you may take the same evidence for someone else to review to SPI. I have issue with that because I have now had to look into it further despite my request to take it there. Therefore I will now go and file the SPI on your behalf and make my comments there (now filled Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shit233333334). This keeps it on the same page so that we know Silverhorn68 was a sock and we can use that to compare in the future, whereas on my talkpage, it simply just gets lost in my archive. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:14, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I know nothing about anybody being a sock. A series of pages about former Ethiopian peoples or kingdoms showed up in the uncategorized queue and that is what I know, period. I did what I could for them and as far as I can tell from 10000 feet, the information is accurate. I did not check every single assertion however, so I can't say I know them to be error-free, but blurring between a people and a kingdom is quite common for articles about the period. Bottom line, i think that if there is some question about them, they should be reviewed by a topic expert. Elinruby (talk) 20:29, 2 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2.jpg

Hey User:AmandaNP, I hope you're doing well. I'm writing you here because I have received a request to upload File:Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2.jpg from an IP on my talk page; which has been recently deleted by you under G5 criteria, I suspect the request was made by the banned user using IP. However, I'm writing you here to ensure that I may upload an image under Fair use. Thank you, happy editing and happy new year :-) Pratyush.shrivastava (talk) 17:36, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Pratyush.shrivastava: Please do not upload this for this user. I have blocked the range you mentioned, and they are actively evading their block. Unless you want it for an article you are using, WP:PROXYING applies. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:35, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Happy New Year!

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Kaatelal & Sons

Hello @AmandaNP: Happy New Year, I hope you're doing well. I came across List of programs broadcast by Sony SAB where I see vandalism going on with Kaatelal & Sons. I would like to work on the article, but found out you were the last admin who deleted this page as violation. So I thought to have a word with you and take your advice before I proceed. Thanks for your consideration. --C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 04:20, 1 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please see what I wrote above for the last user. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:10, 1 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your suggestions. I will create a draft and would submit it for afc. Happy New Year, Stay safe. --C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 14:33, 1 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Komala sockpuppets

Hi AmandaNP! I'm writing directly to you since I see you protected the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan page. I'm not sure if SPI is the best venue for this, but Keywan faramarzi is evading a block with a new account Keywankomala. The new account just created what appears to be an autobiography at Kayvan Faramarzi. Thank you and happy new year! --MarioGom (talk) 17:38, 1 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Dealt with -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:22, 1 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP block

hello Amanda I'm hoping you can help me with something. I recently switched my cell provider and upgraded to a new phone, only to discover the ip address associated with it is blocked, and it says you authorized the block. I can also see edits that I didn't make. It looks like the account I use for edits (this one) is unaffected but I am afraid of being falsely accused of sockpuppetry and losing that account. The ban is unappealable and expires in March. Let me know what I should do and if you need any additional information from me. Thanks! Anon0098 (talk) 00:34, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This block is not meant to target you and only affects people not logged in to their account. See Wikipedia:Advice to T-Mobile IPv6 users. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 00:40, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
oh gotcha. thanks :) Anon0098 (talk) 00:44, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Draft:Kaatelal & Sons

Hello @AmandaNP: I hope you're doing well. As you said in last reply, I tried to follow your suggestions. I created a Draft:Kaatelal & Sons please have a look when you can. Thanks for your consideration. --C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 08:30, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Got two weeks permission while was away

Hello, Amanda! On December 17th, 2020, you have granted me two weeks permission to review pending changes, see

That term has expired on December 31st, 2020, i.e. three days ago.

While, unfortunately, I was away from Wikipedia since December 6th, only manage to make a very small edit on December 13th, however, this was just a regular edit, not related to the reviewable pending changes list, as obvious.

Now I'm back and can review pending changes. Could you please reinstate my review pending changes reviewer's permissions, preferably for a longer period, say, two months?

Thank you in advance! Maxim Masiutin (talk) 11:50, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I definitely understand your situation. I have reinstated it for 1 month. That being said, I don't feel comfortable with the two months. The initial short timeframe is to sort out any issues that may arise early on and is why I give the trials to begin with. If you are two months into using it and we don't notice the issues till then, it is harder to fix at that point. I do understand 2 weeks can be short though, so that's how I settled on the month. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:13, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hello A and happy new year. You blocked (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log) last month. It looks like they have returned to editing as (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · filter log · block user · block log). There is also a thread about them here Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User: reported by User:Beyond My Ken (Result: ). This is mostly a heads up in case any other editor asks about the original block. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 18:34, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the info, but I do think this is a false positive and not the target of my rangeblock. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:09, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your info as well. Always something for me to learn around here. Have a nice week. MarnetteD|Talk 19:23, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

An IP editor was blocked for evasion of one of your rangeblocks

Hi AmandaNP. Please see this closure of a dispute about the Baby Esther article. The IP in question seemed to be evading a one-year block that you previously placed, marked as a checkuserblock-wide. I'm letting you know because I don't know the background. Though the 3-month block of the new IP will presumably suffice for the moment. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 21:08, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Ed. I took a look at this in the above section and i dont think its mt target. Thanks for the FYI. -- Amanda - mobile (aka DQ) 21:11, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hm, yes the above section does seem to raise the same question. So if the newly blocked IP (talk · contribs) were to ask for unblock (and not swear at admins while doing so) we should entertain it. If your target is a named sock, are you able to tell me privately, or at the CU wiki? EdJohnston (talk) 22:42, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yep, i'd have no objections unless I took the block over seperately. And I'll go leave it on your CU wiki talkpage. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:30, 4 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Alphabetical lists of films

Hey, just wanted to let you know that the alphabetical film lists are intended only for films that have articles. So if you're removing links with XFDcloser, please be sure to remove the list items here as well. Thanks. Ionmars10 (talk) 22:40, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I know of no policy that requires removal of items from a list solely because they don't have an article, in fact they can be included with a citation. I'm not going to mass remove them and potentially run afoul of the bot/semi-automated editing policy. Also not sure what you mean by the redlink. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:48, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, meant to link List of films: numbers and for some reason didn't think to preview my edit. I'm basing this on the list's own guidelines (which have been in place for a while now) rather than on sitewide policy. Admittedly, this does make reformatting entries a bit tedious in some cases, but I'll take care of those. Ionmars10 (talk) 22:58, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

UTRS transclusion

Hiya. Any idea why User:DeltaQuad/UTRS_Appeals is being transcluded at Category:Requests_for_unblock_on_UTRS? It looks like a test table with dummy data, as far as I can see? Best, Darren-M talk 22:27, 7 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Didn't know that page existed. I went off CAT:UNBLOCK. Fixed. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:33, 7 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP block

Thank for blocking IP 120. Could u also block this IP 49 (at least half a year)? for vandalizing the same article and method. Or please semi- block the article Second Anglo-Afghan War permanently, just like the article Soviet-Afghan War. Sesroh Fo Maerd I (talk) 00:30, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I blocked the entire range, not that IP. This would be better at a relevant noticeboard. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 00:37, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

2021 London mayoral election

Hi. You recently fully protected 2021 London mayoral election. I had asked for semi-protection. The edit-warring came from what appeared to be one IP editor editing against consensus, as per Talk and three different editors reverting the IP editor. The article is now fully protected in the form the IP editor wanted, which appears to be counter-productive. Would it be possible to switch to semi-protection? Bondegezou (talk) 11:00, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion review for Poothali

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Can you tag Vista Valkyrie?

For being a sock of Skiyomi Shinyedit (talk) 15:45, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User:AmandaNP/SPI case list

User:AmandaNP/SPI case list has 6 examples of <noinclude>|}<noinclude>...</noinclude>. The markup is would seem to be wrong, because there should be a one-to-one correspondence between <noinclude> and </noinclude>. —Anomalocaris (talk) 03:00, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, something definitely seems wrong with that, I'll try and have a look at it tomorrow. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:02, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
How is your investigation coming along? —Anomalocaris (talk) 23:56, 25 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This should be fixed now. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 07:23, 1 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! —Anomalocaris (talk) 00:26, 8 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Nomination of Misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic by the United States for deletion

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Feedback on my Pending Changes Reviewer's activity

Could you please provide feedback on my Pending Changes Reviewer's activity? I'm reverting some an accepting some edits. However, in my "Contributions" log I only see reverted edits. You have assigned me the status until 3 February 2021. Will you prolong the status? Thank you! Maxim Masiutin (talk) 11:16, 26 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Maxim Masiutin: I was just able to sit down and review this. I think you need to take a step back and rereview the criteria to decline as i'm seeing several large errors. As a PCR, you are not a content police on what can and can't be included. You can change things without accepting the revision or declining it and then it will be automatically accepted. But you can't revert a pending edit just because it doesn't align with all content policies. Please see the general criteria and the acceptable edits section. In fact, some of the changes you reverted could have been changed with simple fixes. I will review your PCR on a probationary basis for a week so that someone at WP:PERM/PCR can review your next round to make sure it follows with the criteria. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 08:25, 1 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unniyarcha (film)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Larry Harris (U.S. Marine)

I can't understand why this was closed as No Consensus. While AFD is not a vote there were 13 Deletes as compared to 7 Keeps. Mztourist (talk) 13:12, 6 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

By actual head count, my view is 12 delete to 7.5 keep, or about a 61% vote to delete. Numerically, that doesn't hit consensus for me. Beyond that, AfD is a discussion of relevant policies, and not just an opinion count. The comments about WP:SOLDIER in the delete camp were not given as strong a weight because it's not inside policy, it's the opinion of MILHIST. I also can't evaluate the sources directly and supervote, so I have to take peoples comments at face value. There was enough of a dispute about what the current coverage was, that that didn't force consensus either. So my next option was to relist. I did not go for this option as it has already been done once with no significant change in the outcome, and I doubted that more discussion, or at least not making a fresh discussion, would have helped. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:07, 6 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your explanation. I don't see where you get 7.5 Keep and assume that you are counting the two Weak Deletes as 0.5 each? Ignoring SOLDIER, concerns over sourcing were raised by many of the Delete !votes, while many of the Keep !votes acknowledged the thin sourcing. Several Keeps gave no policy-based arguments at all "for the reasons of those who want this article kept" and " WP:SOLDIER is an essay and so has "no official status, and do not speak for the Wikipedia community". Tell it to the Marines." and one User !voted twice. I completely understand your NC close of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kristoffer Domeij because of the clear split in views, but I don't see that for Harris. Mztourist (talk) 07:19, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fair enough that @Davidgoodheart: voted twice, that still leaves 7 keeps. Either way, people don't have to link policy to invoke policy, and talking about sourcing is invoking WP:V. Either way, I never go down to superpromoting certain votes and arguing each votes strength post-close, because it turns into an absolute mess. I'll have to direct you to WP:DRV if you disagree with my close at this point, and I'd be absolutely fine having it discussed there. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 16:11, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I did NOT mean to vote twice, that was absolutely a mistake, sorry about that! I be will careful not to that at future AFDs. Davidgoodheart (talk) 20:48, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AmandaNP thanks for your response. I'll think it over whether I'll take it to DRV or just resubmit it at AFD in a few months. regards Mztourist (talk) 09:53, 8 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

deletion review

Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2021 February 7 Please explain your reasoning there. Dream Focus 18:38, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

With respect, if someone wants to go to DRV first instead of talking to me, i'll let the DRV run it's course. I'm not a fan of being templated like i'm forced to go comment on a routine closure. I'll engage with people who respectfully go one on one with me. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 21:46, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The one who started it posted there saying they weren't able to post on your talk page. You have it protected against IPs apparently. So I saw that then came here to tell you about it. Dream Focus 22:00, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, they ignored the top instructions which indicate I have an IP subpage right in my editnotice, so... -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:12, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Does that show up if you can't click "edit" to begin with? Not just making an excuse to dodge admitting you made a mistake are you? Dream Focus 22:13, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You should probably redact your personal attack there and start WP:AGF. CUPIDICAE💕 22:18, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
(edit conflict) Fair enough on the edit the page, it shows under view source, but who would click that, I get that. But when you want to level personal attacks just because I don't want to respond to every needless DRV sent my way (scroll up), that's my time to disenage. As I noted, I'm happy to talk with people who respectfully come to my talkpage. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:21, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global watchlist - Update 8

Beware of Greeks wearing socks

Thank you for your work on WP:Sockpuppet investigations/Johnn1312. I've added links to some similar contributions which may be of interest. Certes (talk) 15:18, 19 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I have provided a further update there. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:24, 19 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
New sandbox articles continue to appear on a regular basis. I've added a couple more to the SPI. Certes (talk) 13:03, 24 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I was dealing with his vandalism on the Isaaq Sultanate, Habr Yunis Sultanate and the various subpages but I just saw that he has been banned for being a sock! Thank you so much WanderingGeeljire (talk) 12:34, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry if done wrong 🤔

Ahh really I don't know what I have done wrong and why I have been blocked by you, just came here to say sorry if done wrong but I am just adding true infos 😌 Random exploration (talk) 12:53, 22 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Jessi Slaughter cyberbullying case

An article you may be interested in, Jessi Slaughter cyberbullying case, has just been undeleted. Any help you could give to this, included BLP-related edits, would be very much appreciated. --Bangalamania (talk) 11:32, 25 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Made with only the freshest stewards!

Now I get to see your name with "stew" on it, so have a complimentary bowl of it on me :) I know you'll do awesome. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 19:16, 26 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Same from me - I went to check on the latest batch of Evlekis socks, to find that you'd locked them. Good luck! Pahunkat (talk) 19:25, 26 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

UTRS 40856


Could you please take a quick look at this UTRS appeal? This is an IP address that is being used by the blocked user User: Patrick L. Stephen. He started trolling UTRS with all his blocked accounts so I banned them from UTRS as I found them. He's now started with his IP addresses now. I've banned the IP address that issued this appeal for 1 month but I get the feeling he'll be back with more. I'm not aware of any other IP addresses that he's used, is there anything further I can do?-- 5 albert square (talk) 23:02, 26 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I've taken a brief look. Your block should stop any disruption. If it doesn't, drop me a line again and i'll look asap. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:13, 26 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lock request

The reason I requested a lock for User:Silver1500 is that they were a CU-confirmed sock of Blain2020, who is globally locked. It is possible to lock the account? Steve M (talk) 13:59, 27 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Perfect, I'll go take care of it now. Thanks for following up. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:44, 27 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nuke needed

Hello AmandaNP, would it be possible to nuke the creations of the latest sock? Thanks, Pahunkat (talk) 11:51, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I've nuked everything already on the ones I have found...if there are new ones, just pass me the username or ping me on IRC. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:09, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AmandaNP, thank you :-) Pahunkat (talk) 12:42, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – March 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2021).


Administrator changes

added TJMSmith
removed Boing! said ZebedeeHiberniantearsLear's FoolOnlyWGFinley

Interface administrator changes

added AmandaNP

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • When blocking an IPv6 address with Twinkle, there is now a checkbox with the option to just block the /64 range. When doing so, you can still leave a block template on the initial, single IP address' talkpage.
  • When protecting a page with Twinkle, you can now add a note if doing so was in response to a request at WP:RfPP, and even link to the specific revision.
  • There have been a number of reported issues with Pending Changes. Most problems setting protection appear to have been resolved (phab:T273317) but other issues with autoaccepting edits persist (phab:T275322).



Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:13, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

UTRS appeals

From Special:Diff/1006934962 onward the list switched from appellant to appealant. Could you put it right again please? And a belated congrats on the steward win. Cabayi (talk) 19:53, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Majavah: Can you put this right into master? Don't worry about a PR. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 23:42, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fixed. Majavah (talk!) 06:30, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you both. </pedant> Cabayi (talk) 08:09, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi! Thanks for the note on my talk page. I was not aware that the data directly related to the SPI question on external relationship between socks was problematic. Will keep it in mind. Best! Vikram 03:17, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Another quick note: on the mobile browser, there is no method to send private data-emails, etc.. Is there any way to enable it? Thanks, Vikram 04:56, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
LOL silly me :-) After several hours it struck me that I should use my email. I read the links a few times to understand the policy better :-) Thanks again. Vikram 07:05, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Precious anniversary

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:01, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


(originally accidentally posted to SPI Archive) Thanks for the lock on Kadirmanga77 - my talk page is now protected, which should hopefully discourage them (since editing it seems to be their main aim). Giraffer (talk·contribs) 11:51, 2 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please revoke my Rollback permission

Hi, Amanda. Hope this does not become nuisance to you. I just wanted to let you know that I have left a comment for you at rollback request page. I am asking you there to revoke my temporary rollback permission that you have recently granted based on your observation as I have convinced myself, based on your observation, that I won't be needing this permission. Regards. Mosesheron (talk) 15:52, 7 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


for this. On the same day I asked another CU but it looks like you got there first! Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 23:51, 15 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

No worries, happened through steward work. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 00:39, 16 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, AmandaNP. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

--Deepfriedokra (talk) 01:40, 19 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Best practice for granting IPBE?

A user has asked me to extend his IPBE for another six months. They mention wanting to continue using VPN, which I know can be questioned. The person has been around since 2003 and makes his identity known on his user page. I haven't granted any IPBEs since becoming a checkuser, and would welcome any advice or pointers on how to make this decision. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 17:00, 24 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Update: This was VRTS ticket # 202009201007053 from October, 2020 and there's a few more details there about his VPN and the specific rangeblock. EdJohnston (talk) 17:57, 24 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Originally, without looking at their userpage, I would have directed this to be a flat decline without some semblance of realistic concern about surveillance (not just "I prefer privacy"). But given their work history, I could see how there may be concerns about monitoring being done. I'm purposely keeping this brief per WP:BEANS, but I would be willing to grant this extension despite that I would normally ask for a tad more detail. If you wish, you can drop me an email and I can explain further. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 02:07, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).


Administrator changes

removed AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:19, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blocked user gets unblocked and promotes genocide denialism on Turkish Wikipedia

Tarik298 a user whom you blocked earlier has been unblocked by Vito Genovese, an administrator in Turkish Wikiepdia. And now this user tries to add the title Armenian Deportation to the article Ermeni Kırımı (Armenian Genocide) and continues to advocate denialism by trying to move the Armenian Genocide page and saying that "Armenian Genocide is defended by Armenian lobby" when I wrote Genocide's existence is proven in international academy. What should I do, can you help me please?--Visnelma (talk) 16:15, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

About the block...

Are you sure the block on T-Mobile users isn't a bit harsh? Jvelas0822 (talk) 21:16, 17 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Non-free files with orphaned versions - Vietnamese Wikipedia

Hi! I 'm here because you operate User:DeltaQuadBot that is fixing files in Category:Non-free files with orphaned versions more than 7 days old.

Vietnamese Wikipedia have +5k files with old revisions and I would like to hear if it was possible to use your bot to do a one time run to fix the files?

If yes/maybe we can discuss what to do to make it happen. --MGA73 (talk) 17:57, 18 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

While it's possible, it would likely need some significant modification to meet what the Vietnamese wiki would need. I will be honest, I don't have much time to go diving through that code at this time. That said, if you can get them all into one category, then I could more easily deal with it. Also I would likely need bot/admin privileges on your local wiki, so you may wish to have that community discussion first. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:54, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you!
If both community and you say yes I can either give you a list of file names (like vi:Thành viên:MGA73/Non-FreeOldVersions - it is a bit slow because of the size) or put them in a category. My plan is that it should be as easy as possible for you and it should be a one time run.
I will go talk to community now! --MGA73 (talk) 16:25, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Amanda! Community have discussed on vi:Wikipedia:Thảo_luận#Xóa_phiên_bản_cũ_của_hình_không_tự_do and they like the idea and agree to delete old revisions with a bot and that you of course should have the rights you need to do so. They have "Eliminators" but if that is not enough then "Admin" should be okay too.
So my question for you is how you would like the files prepared? Would you prefer a list? A category? A special template? --MGA73 (talk) 14:02, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Amanda, thanks for your intention to help. For your convenience, I'd like to prepare some content for you to post at vi:Wikipedia:Robot/Yêu cầu cấp quyền:
== Xin cấp quyền cho [[Thành viên:DeltaQuadBot|DeltaQuadBot]] ==
#'''Mục đích''': Delete old version non-free images that do not meet the criteria for fair use. Admin/moderator right needed. See consensus here: [[Wikipedia:Thảo luận#Xóa phiên bản cũ của hình không tự do]]
#'''Ngôn ngữ''': [Python, PHP, AWB,...]
#'''Phương thức chạy''': [Automatic, semi-automatic,...]
#'''Thời gian chạy''': [Continuous, 60 minutes/day,...]
#'''Người chạy''': [[User:AmandaNP|AmandaNP]]

Please note that some test might be requested before bot flag is granted. Thank you a lot. Kindly contact me for anything you need. Best regards. :) Violetbonmua (talk) 15:45, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Amanda! I know you are super busy and you did warn me about that right from the start so please do not take this as a complaint. Is there any chance you can find the time for this one-time task? Just so we know and can plan what to do. --MGA73 (talk) 14:26, 10 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@MGA73: I'll try and find some time on Tuesday to look into the code and look at feasibility. I finally am getting back to some normal work hours so I may have more of a chance to look in on this. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 03:50, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much Amanda! Yesterday I talked to someone on about mass deleting old versions and someone made a script that might work. Meaning admins should be able to delete/fix up to 500 files per run. If it works admins on can fix it without help from your bot. Can we put this request on hold untill the script have been tested? --MGA73 (talk) 05:25, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For sure, no worries at all. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 14:32, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It seems that it works great :-) So it seems we will not be needing your assistance. Thanks a million anyway! --MGA73 (talk) 17:18, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global watchlist - Update 9

May be time to renew a rangeblock?

Hello Amanda. A single IP from this range was just now blocked for 31 hours per WP:AN#Block for IP, but I see you did a 3-month checkuser block of the /17 back on 24 December 2020" (block range · block log (global) · WHOIS (partial))

User:Masti has also done a global block of the single IP. If you recogize the behavior, perhaps it is time for another three to six month block of the /17 range? Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 21:30, 19 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tarik298 Circumnavigating the Block

Hi, tr:Kullanıcı:Kizilokwave is the user whom you blocked earlier, Tarik298 or Tarik289 (He apparently copied his old user page and also there is proof here that they are the same user[30]). He is thus circumnavigating the block. He also reverted my sourced edits on the Turkish article Armenian Genocide (Ermeni Kırımı). Best regards--Visnelma (talk) 17:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

SPI cases list at WP:SPI

Hi AmandaNP! I hope you're doing well! I've been trying to figure out why the Tradeze1 SPI case is still being listed as "Checkuser requested" on the sock puppet case list on WP:SPI when I've already updated the status to "completed" hours ago. It looks to be stuck, and the things I've tried haven't worked. Can you take a look and let me know what's causing it to stay stuck in the list as this status? Thanks :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:45, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nevermind; we figured it out. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:04, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).


Administrator changes

removed EnchanterCarlossuarez46

Interface administrator changes

removed Ragesoss

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:51, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DeltaQuadBot's edits aren't marked as bot edits


DeltaQuadBot's edits don't have the b to mark it as a bot edit. This makes my watchlist pretty full, eventhough I exclude bot edits. Is this a deliberate choice of yours?Jonteemil (talk) 16:55, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I think this has come up before. Give me some time to dig through my archives as I don't remember what my response was. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:41, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The username blacklist

Hi Amanda, I’ve heard about the username blacklist, but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. I really need to propose a username component that should go on there. I’m just going to propose it here, since I was redirected to the blacklist from your user page. I propose that we add “I can make my testicles go up and down” because there is a user (or multiple) who have tried making vandalism accounts with that name. That way, every time a user makes an account like that, the bot will report to UAA. Should also probably add in “balls go up and down” because some do it like that. Thanks, 🐍 Helen 🐍 03:20, 14 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The real username blacklist is MediaWiki:Titleblacklist and you can propose entries on the talkpage.
My Bot's blacklist is User:AmandaNP/UAA/Blacklist and you can propose entries on the talkpage.
-- Amanda (aka DQ) 04:41, 14 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Project merger

Would you be willing to close and determine the consensus for the discussion on weather wikiproject mergers here? There were two other people (TornadoLGS and ChessEric) that made comments here that did not participate in the main discussion that I think should be included to make sure everyone's voice is heard. NoahTalk 19:15, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sadly, I don't have the time to dive into this right now. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:29, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser query

Hey, NinjaRobotPirate. I've recently been pinged to User:Hockeycatcat's talk page and was shocked to see that he's been blocked. Looking around, it seems the decision was for non-constructive edits and legal threats.

Now, I have no doubts that you are a fantastic admin. But, could you please fill me in on the investigation that has happened prior? Hockeycat was one of the first people I met here when I started actively editing in October, and from keeping in touch with him this seems like something that is completely outside of my circle of expectations of him. Early examples of his kind manner when he helped me on my first GA, Super Mario Bros. 35, are as follows: 1, 2, and our most recent interaction in April, where I gifted him a barnstar for his growing efforts as a Wikipedian.

Recently, my school IP was blocked for a period of a day to persistent vandalism from somebody who edited on school grounds. I was confused and spent the next couple of hours getting in contact with an administrator and they responded to my emails on my talk page (here) and put me on an IP-Block exemption (that user was User:Yamla). I believe Hockeycat had similar issues with this, allegedly blaming IP edits on the apartment he lived in. I believe the main reason my reasonings were believed when I was under an IP block was due to my credibility; for credibility on Hockeycat's side, he's worked on Super Mario Bros. 35 and Pac-Man 99, mainly on prose concerns. In addition, his main contributions are used towards countering vandalism; he's received rollback rights, learned to use Twinkle and Redwarn from User:Ashleyyoursmile, and judging by the slew of bad faith messages he has received in recent times on his talk page he is quite successful with this.

Wanted to mention, I'm in no way affiliated with Hoeckeycat if this is looking suspicious to you. You can check me, but I'm telling the truth in all honesty.

Similar to Hockeycat, I simply want to see the investigation that led up to this. I could probably point out some flaws along the way, hopefully. I originally sent this message to NinjaRobotPirate, but they were only an admin that reviewed the unblocking request and couldn't help me that much. Cabayi also reviewed a second request from Hockeycat and declined due to WP:LITTLEBROTHER. Hope you can help any further! Panini!🥪 11:29, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I apologize for the delay in replying here. I'll make it short and sweet for both us. The behavior I talked about in the block log happened on IP addresses with time and useragent overlaps that makes it nearly impossible for it not to have been Hockeycat. This isn't just a shared IP situation. Now I can't disclose those IPs because I could then lose my tools, face an investigation, and potentially be taken to court outside wikipedia. Generally users don't want me disclosing where they live, and that's what an IP address gives you, and what computer/software they use, which is what a useragent gives you. Doing this good-hand, bad-hand logging out is what got the block to be issued. The reason it's a checkuserblock is because of the private data involved. I hope this helps explains. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:28, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Familiar sock case

I found a couple more socks of WP:BKFIP, editing from a range you have worked on before. The accounts could be added to the BKFIP SPI case but my guess he is now in RBI territory? EdJohnston (talk) 03:47, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Totally up to you on that with any SPI. I'm sure there has been more than enough with BKFIP to RBI and will continue to be. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:29, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please see I'm user to wikipedia.Shows my IP block when I first start to create a Wikipedia account Later I request for an accountvThen I can edit.Yet when I edit with IP I have an IP block.I don't want my IP to be blocked.So request herefor my IP Unblock Let's see here Then I go here for help User_talk:Zzuuzz।So I'm requesting release from my IP block and grant IP block exemption please.Chief Minister (Talk) 06:56, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP block exemptions only apply to accounts. The two IPs I see you are editing off of are only anon. only blocked, which means login and you will be fine. We can't unblock those ranges because someone else has been abusing them. If you are having issues editing while logged in to your account, we need the IP address you are on when you are logged in to your account to help. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 09:58, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@AmandaNP: I don't have a specific IP, I use different networks. grant IP block exemption please.Chief Minister (Talk) 10:24, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You have no reason to have it. It only allows an account to edit through hardblocks, and you haven't given me a range that is hardblocked. Plus it looks like Gorning1 (talk · contribs) is yours too. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 11:11, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@AmandaNP: I'm sorry, it's not me.I was worried about my IP block from that block IP I am contributing with my account.Will there be any problem for this.This is why I wanted an IP discount.Besides, I have no purpose. Chief Minister (Talk) 11:35, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You should be able to contribute from your account without issue. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:59, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok thanks Chief Minister (Talk) 20:23, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Semi-Protection

The Article Fraternities and sororities should be Semi-Protected due to rampant vandalism by anonymous IP editors. I have already brought this up on its Talk Page. As this page needs help preferably soon, I found you via the List of Active Admins. Thank you in advance! The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 02:35, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please see WP:RFPP. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 12:32, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Very well, request posted there. The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 05:57, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! The Mysterious El Willstro (talk) 08:01, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021


I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 27 June, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 15:06, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

blocked users not being removed from WP:UAA/BOT

Not a huge deal but it looks like the bot quit removing blocked users a few days ago. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:23, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I want to be WMF. I want to work for WMF at the Wikipedia Foundation. I can help any user. I can also do mediawiki debplover. So I would have been happy to get any work. Chief Minister (Talk) 17:55, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) The vast majority of people editing Wikipedia and developing the MediaWiki software are volunteers. If you want to work for the Wikimedia Foundation, you can find a list of open positions (and apply for any position you're interested in) on the Foundation's site. You can find information on getting involved with MediaWiki development at mw:How to become a MediaWiki hacker. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 19:34, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@AmandaNP and ElHef: mw:Wikimedia Security Team I want to be work.Chief Minister (Talk) 04:38, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Those people are employees of the Wikimedia Foundation. You're welcome to apply for a job through the Foundation's website, which I linked above. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 14:12, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2021).


Administrator changes

added AshleyyoursmileLess Unless
removed HusondMattWadeMJCdetroitCariocaVague RantKingboykThunderboltzGwen GaleAniMateSlimVirgin (deceased)

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Wikimedia previously used the IRC network Freenode. However, due to changes over who controlled the network with reports of a forceful takeover by several ex-staff members, the Wikimedia IRC Group Contacts decided to move to the new Libera Chat network. It has been reported that Wikimedia related channels on Freenode have been forcibly taken over if they pointed members to Libera. There is a migration guide and Wikimedia discussions about this.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:45, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DeltaQuadBot not updating the unblock request table.

For the past 24 hrs User:DeltaQuadBot hasn't been updating User:AmandaNP/unblock table. Lavalizard101 (talk) 21:08, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@AmandaNP:. Lavalizard101 (talk) 21:09, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Heads up - I hadn't noticed that you weren't notified, but this is in relation to a topic rasied at AN: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#DeltaQuadBot_not_updating_the_unblock_request_table.. !ɘM γɿɘυϘ⅃ϘƧ 21:20, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DeltaQuadBot UAA inactive

Hi Amanda! It looks like DeltaQuadBot hasn't done anything UAA-related in the past four days [31]. Is there a Toolforge grid engine error? DanCherek (talk) 21:02, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. It did error again. I have reset it. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:33, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Unfortunately, still no new username reports from the bot since 13 June, though it did start updating User:AmandaNP/UAA/Time again right after you reset it. DanCherek (talk) 00:27, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Very weird. I'll see if I can take a look at it tonight as that's unlikely to be a toolforge thing. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 16:28, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DanCherek: Thanks for the advisory, it is a bug with a new version of python. I have stopped the bot for now. Maybe @The Earwig: could help advise with "sre_constants.error: unbalanced parenthesis at position 37" or any other TPS. It will be out until I can fix this. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 02:38, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hey Amanda. The error means a regex is bad. I looked and the trout goes to The Anome for this broken regex, now fixed. Bot should work now. Consider adding a try/except around each regex rule so broken ones don't take down the bot. — The Earwig (talk) 04:40, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ouch. Consider me trouted. I will check more carefully next time -- I'm just surprised this hasn't happened before. As The Earwig says, exception handling around the regex parsing would definitely help, but that doesn't excuse the need for user diligence on my part. Many apologies. -- The Anome (talk) 08:05, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And the bot is back up at UAA! Thanks everyone. DanCherek (talk) 21:17, 1 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

UTRS 44612

Hello, could you have a look at UTRS appeal #44612. Claims to be an established user. Request IPBE. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 06:37, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I made Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry IPBE. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 06:41, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Or should I have not done that? --Deepfriedokra (talk) 06:48, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So undone. I'm sure if that Chase me needs IPBE, I'm not the one to grant it. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 06:59, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • Consensus has been reached to delete all books in the book namespace. There was rough consensus that the deleted books should still be available on request at WP:REFUND even after the namespace is removed.
  • An RfC is open to discuss the next steps following a trial which automatically applied pending changes to TFAs.

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  • IP addresses of unregistered users are to be hidden from everyone. There is a rough draft of how IP addresses may be shown to users who need to see them. This currently details allowing administrators, checkusers, stewards and those with a new usergroup to view the full IP address of unregistered users. Editors with at least 500 edits and an account over a year old will be able to see all but the end of the IP address in the proposal. The ability to see the IP addresses hidden behind the mask would be dependent on agreeing to not share the parts of the IP address they can see with those who do not have access to the same information. Accessing part of or the full IP address of a masked editor would also be logged. Comments on the draft are being welcomed at the talk page.


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Articles for Creation July 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive


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Request for input

Hello, hope all is well. Are you able to comment at an open BN thread? –xenotalk 02:26, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

UTRS for ptwiki

Hi AmandaNP, we are discussing the UTRS system again at ptwiki. We would really like to deploy it over there as soon as possible. Could you point me to the files or messages that need translating? I searched through the github repository and issues, but it wasn't really clear how to do it. Really appreciate your help. GoEThe (talk) 15:29, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the poke and the reminder about this. I've been inactive in development for a bit, especially since my new job. We were in the middle of starting to get it translation ready, but I don't think we are there yet. @Majavah: for updates/notifying of this thread. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:09, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GoEThe I think everything else is ready except translations, yes. Most parts of the interface that is visible to blocked users has translation strings built into it already (while most areas visible to admins do not). It still needs to be wired up to Translatewiki or similar, but that in itself is kind of complicated as it is using Laravel's own translation library, and I don't think twn supports it's format directly. It's definitely doable, but needs some engineering time to be spent and I haven't found the time/motivation to work on UTRS in the last few months. Majavah (talk!) 16:04, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Some files with orphaned versions being ignored by DeltaQuadBot

For example File:Braking for Whales.jpg was tagged as having orphaned versions on June 4 and DeltaQuadBot has neither revdelled the orphaned versions nor added |human=yes to tell a human to do it. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:17, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I didn't write the original code, so i'm banging my head off a wall trying to figure out what's changed. I'm thinking something with the API because i'm getting weird output but it doesn't error at all. Obviously something is wrong, problem is i'm not sure what. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 18:46, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Pppery and AmandaNP: Is this the reason why Category:Non-free files with orphaned versions more than 7 days old has 800+ files in it?
That would be correct. I'll try and take another look tomorrow, but I don't know half of what i'm looking at, so a BOTREQ may be in order for someone to take this over or recode it. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:52, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
To be clear, the bot is still working, just failing on certain ones. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 01:53, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, sounds good!Jonteemil (talk) 18:13, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Have you gotten around to do it? Category:Non-free files with orphaned versions more than 7 days old currently has 968 files.Jonteemil (talk) 18:23, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I think I have found the issue. It seems it's trying to ignore bot versions with this line of code but in the process is ignoring files that have been previously revdel'd too, making the bot think there is nothing to do when there is. I'm not 100% on it, so I'll test the implications tomorrow morning/afternoon and if it works ok, I'll set it up for the bot to use full time. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 02:26, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Awesome! Unfortunately I won't be able to assist you in the code analysis since I can't code myself🙃.Jonteemil (talk) 13:56, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So it wasn't that, but I think something changed in the API not to include something anymore, so the bot was erroring quietly and continuing on with it's task as it's supposed to. That's why there were issues. It'll likely take a bit of time to catch up but it is working on the files now -- Amanda (aka DQ) 16:36, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It seems to be working as it should now. Category:Non-free files with orphaned versions more than 7 days old currently has 0 files in it. Great job.Jonteemil (talk) 17:12, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open to add a delay of one week from nomination to deletion for G13 speedy deletions.

Technical news

  • Last week all wikis were very slow or not accessible for 30 minutes. This was due to server lag caused by regenerating dynamic lists on the Russian Wikinews after a large bulk import. (T287380)



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Requesting manual review - Free file conflict

AmandaNP, @DatGuy and JJMC89: what's happening here? — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:39, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Alexis Jazz: DeltaQuadBot refuses to revdel any files in categories listed at User:RonBot/1/FreeCategory (requesting human review on the file instead). That list includes Category:Wikipedia files for discussion, meaning that files that are currently at FFD won't get processed by DeltaQuadBot. The other bots are doing what they are supposed to be doing. The edit summary "free file conflict" is indeed inaccurate, but it's a corner case that is probably not worth fixing. * Pppery * it has begun... 18:59, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pppery, the edit summary is what confused me. Thanks, it's clear now. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 19:01, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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DeltaQuadBot filtering Korean names

Mostly harmless, but I did notice that DQB makes reports to UAA such as this one, which reported a perfectly normal name with an imo dubious rationale. (Is "ghee" really used as a disruptive username? I have my doubts.) It also suggests that the bot would report usernames that include a delicious and culturally important food. Not sure if or what should be done about this, but I thought I would make a note of it. --Equivamp - talk 01:50, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2021).


Administrator changes

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Tech News: 2021-37

15:31, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Username Issue

Greetings Respected Wikipedian, I am (anonymous) I created my account 7 months ago just to upload a picture but recently I am thinking to edit Wikipedia as a hobby so created a new account User:EƎ (i know its a cool username) but after looking in my saved password log I founded my old account so I logged back into this account. So I need your help can you please change this account username to “EƎ” if you are wondering for security purposes I can give you the password of that account. Captain4542 (talk) 12:54, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The best place to request this would be on WP:CHU#Request_pages. That way experienced renamers can help you navigate what is needed. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 13:59, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2021-38

18:29, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

Requesting unblock.

Hey! I'm not blocked, but @Hockeycatcat is. He's done wonderful things on simple, attaining rollback, being polite, dealing with GRP (I have bad experiences with that guy) and I think he deserves an unblock, and his review has been left open for a while. I contacted you as you blocked him. (and oh please, its obvious I'm not a sock of him) . And rn btw he's asleep Elytrian (talk) 16:41, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2021-39

22:20, 27 September 2021 (UTC)


The user Sportstir, who I haven’t heard from in a long time, has returned to once again undo my edits. He/she has followed me to reverse my edits in a pattern similar to that of users like Mrm7171 and Patriciamoorehead. Sportstir ignores the justifications I post when I edit. Iss246 (talk) 16:05, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – October 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2021).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news


  • A motion has standardised the 500/30 (extended confirmed) restrictions placed by the Arbitration Committee. The standardised restriction is now listed in the Arbitration Committee's procedures.
  • Following the closure of the Iranian politics case, standard discretionary sanctions are authorized for all edits about, and all pages related to, post-1978 Iranian politics, broadly construed.
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  • Editors have approved expanding the trial of Growth Features from 2% of new accounts to 25%, and the share of newcomers getting mentorship from 2% to 5%. Experienced editors are invited to add themselves to the mentor list.
  • The community consultation phase of the 2021 CheckUser and Oversight appointments process is open for editors to provide comments and ask questions to candidates.

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Tech News: 2021-40

16:28, 4 October 2021 (UTC)


Hello, Amanda. I wanted to know why the bot stopped hiding old versions of my files? Quite a lot of them have accumulated. Looking at the logs, bot has become less likely to hide old versions. — Vladlen Manilov / 09:00, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Something definitely doesn't seem right. I'll see if I can look at the code today. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:30, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Владлен Манилов: So the sheer numbers in the log do look different, but I don't see anything that my bot is doing wrong per say. Is there a specific file that was tagged and it did not revdel it as it was supposed to? Without a specific error it is hard to look into. The only other thing I can think of looking at File:Garrison Kane.jpg is that DatBot is broken and not reducing the images, therefore there is no work for my bot to do to begin with. If you could clarify the issue, that would be great. Thanks. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:34, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For example these files: File:Paseo (film).jpg, File:Prince's Tale.jpg, File:Souls of Totality.jpg. Their old versions were supposed to be removed on September 28th. — Vladlen Manilov / 03:29, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Владлен Манилов: So i'm not sure why, but they are not showing up in Category:Non-free files with orphaned versions more than 7 days old for some reason, which is a Wikimedia bug or something that has changed in how categories in templates work. So the bot sees absolutely no work, because the category is empty. This might be something for WP:VPT to figure out. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 03:56, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. — Vladlen Manilov / 03:57, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Shared Birthday

Ha, I notice that your account creation date is the same as my date of birth (6 November 2007) — I suppose I was a little late to the Wiki-party. And a happy early fourteenth birthday :) ASploopyPerson (talk) 15:20, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2021-41

15:28, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Undelete some important articles

Hi @AmandaNP, I am asking you to undelete some pages in Malayalam movies that you had deleted by closing an afd. These articles are listed below. These articles follow WP:NFILM and WP:NFO. These articles are mentioned in the biographies of some famous personalities like Prem Nazir, Sathyan, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, etc. If these articles lack references, I will add with it and make notable. These articles are a part of history. I will add all available data with references in this articles, if you undelete. The articles to undelete are following -

So please undelete these articles →MISSION 33 (talk) 17:57, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

With respect, given your very limited 24 edits to the mainspace, your struggle with existing policies as shown by your talkpage, and the fact that others have asked and attempted this before make me lean towards not restoring these, especially en masse. The fact that you also seem to think you can "make" articles notable seems to me that you don't really understand the notability policy. It's not meant for link stuffing to make it notable. Not everyone is guaranteed an article based on the number of links or who they are related with. So my offer to you is I can restore one article at a time to your userspace, and then you can work on it and bring it back to me when you are done to see if it passes the issues that were brought up in the AfD before it goes back to the mainspace. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 04:06, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@AmandaNP: Ok, I will edit Poothali · ( talk | logs | links | watch | afd ) · [revisions]. Please move this page to my userspace and have a check in it after my edit. →MISSION 33 (talk) 04:29, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Tech News: 2021-42

20:52, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-43

20:06, 25 October 2021 (UTC)


Note that your bot removed two templates although it was only supposed to remove one of them. No big issue as the file has been tagged for deletion, but it could be a problem in other cases. --Stefan2 (talk) 08:11, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – November 2021

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Tech News: 2021-44

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Tech News: 2021-48

21:13, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Googleappspotblock

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2021

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2021).


Administrator changes

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Technical news

  • Unregistered editors using the mobile website are now able to receive notices to indicate they have talk page messages. The notice looks similar to what is already present on desktop, and will be displayed on when viewing any page except mainspace and when editing any page. (T284642)
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Deletion review for Wanted (2004 film)

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Tech News: 2021-49

21:57, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled

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Hi Amanda! I saw your block on User:Wikwikbooks as a CU-confirmed sock of User:Bookswik. Just so you know, Bookswik is GRP, and has already sent me an abusive email, which I can forward if necessary. Additionally, Wikwikbooks is also an obvious GRP sock, restoring the edits made by previous IP socks of GRP, and leaving a customary attack on Antandrus. See Death and state funeral of Joseph Stalin's page history for the full context. You may want to lock both accounts. Thanks! JavaHurricane 10:20, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Your bot deleted an old revision of the file. I recently changed the file's copyright status to ineligible. I requested historical undeletion at WP:REFUND, but there's been no replies to this date. --George Ho (talk) 03:19, 22 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@George Ho: I have restored it for you :) -- Amanda (aka DQ) 15:11, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-05

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Administrators' newsletter – February 2022

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Hi - I just sent you an e-mail with some observations about Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Escoperloit. I'm happy to defer to your judgment. Girth Summit (blether) 09:53, 3 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


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Little help with a interwiki issue

Hi, Amanda. How are you doing? Amanda, we have (what seems to be) a very complex issue at the pt.WP and you might be able to help. We have an active user on pt.WP (Otávio Astor Vaz Costa (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log)) who is blocked here for sock puppetry. They were not blocked by a check user, but rather for a sysop on grounds of WP:DUCK. The editor says they are innocent. About a month ago, an IP posted two messages (here and here) in their TP related to a discussion on Meta. The discussion on Meta was about you. I don't know exactly what about was the discussion, because I'm not updated on the discussion matter. As I'm an active user here and on pt.WP, I'm trying to help. I was thinking if you can, eventually, give it a look and give me an honest opinion about it. Thanks in advance.

PS: Please ping me if you ever answer this message. Kacamata! Dimmi!!! 00:51, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Kacamata: I'm not sure how the meta discussion relates to this situation, but I have unblocked the account. -- Amanda (she/her) 10:03, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@AmandaNP: Thank you very much for your attention, my unblocking on WikiEn is of great help, may you have a great day :D Otávio Astor Vaz Costa (talk) 18:59, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
AmandaNP, thank you very much. Your help is much appreciated. Kacamata! Dimmi!!! 21:15, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-07

19:17, 14 February 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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WP:AFC Helper News

Hello! I wanted to drop a quick note for all of our AFC participants; nothing huge and fancy like a newsletter, but a few points of interest.

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Celestina007 (talk) 22:23, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Celestina007: I have seen your email, I will try and reply daytime tomorrow for me. -- Amanda (she/her) 01:10, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Oh my, I was beginning to think the mail wasn’t successfully delivered. I indeed do need that clarified. Thanks Amanda, you’re the best! Celestina007 (talk) 01:16, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I guess you forgot about me Face-smile.svg. No worries, I know how extremely busy you are, at your own pace my fair lady. Celestina007 (talk) 17:35, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-08

19:10, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

File:Centene Stadium logo.png

Hi Amanda. DQbot reduced this file earlier today, but it's almost certainly too simple to be eligible for copyright protection per c:COM:TOO United States and was most likely uploaded as non-free because the uploader was just trying to be cautious or wasn't aware things like c:COM:TOO. Essentially the same logo can be found on Commons as File:Centene Stadium.jpg, and that's the one currently being used in the article. Whether it's worth converting the local file from non-free to PD might depend on whether someone intends to use it (I guess). It probably doesn't qualify for speedy deletion per either F5 or F8, but it might per F10. Maybe converting the license and then moving it to Commons would be better? -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:34, 23 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Marchjuly: Looks like it has been deleted F5 anyway. I agree it's too simple for copyright. With the existing file, I'm not sure there is much need to restore it, unless you have any specific insight on it's use. -- Amanda (she/her) 01:15, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User talk:AmandaNP/Archives/2012/June

Hi, following the recent internal rename of the oversight group (see Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#oversight group renamed (breaking change)) I've been updating links to the old variants. Your user talk archive 70 contains one such occurrence, User talk:AmandaNP/Archives/2012/June#OS Run, which I can't update as its fully protected. Could you update it please (change Special:ListUsers/oversight to Special:ListUsers/suppress]])? Thanks in advance, -- Asartea Talk | Contribs 14:02, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Asartea:  Done. -- Amanda (she/her) 01:19, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

UK Parlophone releases

I recently changed the status of File:Stepinsidelove.png, File:It'sforyou.png, and File:Loveoftheloved.png to "PD-ineligible-USonly", citing one FFD discussion about another Parlophone release. Prior revisions of those images, which your bot hid, should be un-hidden/un-deleted. WP:REFUND would've been an alternative, but seems that admins haven't responded to some of my requests on un-hiding revisions of other files lately. --George Ho (talk) 00:08, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@George Ho:  Done. -- Amanda (she/her) 01:23, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-09

22:58, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

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21:15, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

Happy bureaucratship anniversary

Tech News: 2022-11

22:06, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion for User:DeltaQuadBot

Hello Amanda,

I have been seeing accounts containing the numbers 69 and 420, and sometimes, the numbers are mashed together. They have been used to vandalize Wikipedia (examples: [80], [81], [82]). I know that 69 has a sexual meaning and 420 is connected to marijuana use. Due to these numbers' indecent meanings, I think they should be added to your bot account's blacklist. As a result, when these numbers appear alone or mashed up, they should be a red flag for someone who does not intend to positively contribute to Wikipedia. What do you think?

--LPS and MLP Fan (Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony Fan) 17:44, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I try and keep out of the day to day operation of the blacklist. Please file your request on User talk:AmandaNP/UAA/Blacklist. I think they used to be on there at some point, but I haven't followed the history of the backlist. -- Amanda (she/her) 21:18, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-12

15:59, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Permanently banned? RandomCanadian seems to be editing

Disruptive posts at Albert Einstein talk page

Recently I encountered several, signed as RandomCanadian at Diff; that user was authoritatively (and repeatedly) sending people through policies about defining cathegories etc, as the answer for removing material from the article, and you can see some pages of HAHAHAHA... I didn't go into technical like that HAHA intentions then, but went to the content of RandomCanadian-signed posts, and it's author's userpage contents.

Permanently globally locked sockpuppet user?

As I looked on the referenced user's talk page, I also saw recent postings, but when I looked into his user page and it's history, I found previous contents removed and a template about sockupuppet and global lock inserted in summer 2021 at Diff. That held till jan 2021, when those banners have ben removed, and previous contents rebuilt, by User:Maxim Diff, which by contents of the Diff and user's page seems to be another stockpuppet, and the same goes for User:Dylanport1 on the next Diffs. See also Special:UserRights/Maxim. Next changes were made by user:Random Canadian again; so what happened to his "permanent global" ban?

Supposedly misleading contents of that user page was also restored several times by (well-intended ) experienced users (that belived it is a wikipedia: Good faith user without checking history): DiffDiff.

The rest of the pattern (both contents and users/IP-s) is interesting. If the block is still legaly in place, it seems he was evading it, and was also creating himself a userpage with a look of a wikipedian in good standing; actually, it may be he has given himself "barnstars from" just the people that opose vandalism, for combating vandalism he is probably causing. Pattern is (somewhat) similar with Zalgo. The IMO misleading contents was also progressively enclosed in more and more layers of colapsing frames, so that it may be not instantly visible to a casual viewer.

I also see a RandomCanadian-signed (or RC-signed looking) comment in Zalgo Archive in discussion about Zalgo's stockpuppets.

Sockpuppet or hijacked user?

The person that published the contents like above (under any user name or IP) doesn't lack brainpower, but sadly seem to lack wisdom. His pattern of intentionally disturbing posts that I have seen on several places makes me conclude: anything published by him (it doesn't seem her) is suspect in my eyes (so far, that I have to think for a moment how far it's true if he wrote that sun rose this morning, not only who "gave him" barnstars and for what).

But some of the contributions under this user name seem constructive (as if there were two different persons using same user name Contributions and e.g. Talk:China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735. Also, the style of the signature is consistently different (I suppose it is set in the profile, so I suppose there are consistently two profiles in use); see at the example above and at Diff (difference in style of signature, area of interest and mode of communication). Is it possible that the account was somehow hijacked by the puppet master? If it was, and until the weak spot misused is closed, discussion on how should proceed by some other channel. --Marjan Tomki SI (talk) 10:45, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Marjan Tomki SI: RandomCanadian is not blocked. If I sign as Barack Hussein Obama, do you believe I'm Obama? tgeorgescu (talk) 11:01, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If you want to accuse User:Maxim of being a sockpuppet (and worse, one that uses his admin tools to unblock other socks), then you should head to WP:SPI or mail your evidence to ArbCom. However, it would be a lot wiser to retract these claims as it is extremely unlikely to be correct, and without evidence is a severe personal attack. RandomCanadian was a sockpuppet, he appealed to ArbCom, and they accepted his appeal and allowed him to edit as RandomCanadian. Unless there are issues with his editing since then, the older history is quite clear but no longer of concern. Fram (talk) 11:04, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've had no previous interaction with the above user, so I have absolutely no clue what they're talking about. And I was unblocked (mostly because the original block was incorrect) and cleared of any wrongdoing (I'm not going to quote private emails between me and Arbcom - short story, I am not and never was a sock). @Fram: I don't know if the above missed their appointment for April Fools or something. On the other hand, someone making a post like the above immediately triggers my suspicion meter, but I'd have no clue here either as to what might be behind this. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 13:38, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
RandomCanadian, I only went by your block/unblock log, I haven't looked into it into detail. I'm glad to hear that the block was in error, but even if it had been justified, it wouldn't warrant the above out of the blue claims is what I wanted to say. Fram (talk) 15:14, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@RandomCanadian, Fram, and Tgeorgescu: Actually, I am glad to be found April fool in this case. My intention was not to accuse, but to make somebody competent and with authority check things.
A bit on background: My job before retirement - for several decades - had included preventing effects of malware. That conditioned me to automaticaly jump to conclusions and immedially act preventively to minimize damage, but not assign responsibility unless/until proven. And speed was almost always critical. And I was good at that (which included some selective paranoia, and a lot of luck).
In this case I immediately tried to bring the possible problem to attention of a competent person, who dealed with the problem before, in this case on Amanda's talk page.
What I saw: a situation, where the user who was blocked indefinitely and globaly, and had been found used as sockpuppet, was active again.
To let know people who ridicule all conspiracy theroists, that not every story like this is a hoax: I was also aware (but not involved in solving) of a similar problem in Croatia that took a lot of time and effort - it seems to have taken about ten years to solve - see RfC from March 2010 and Wikimedia bans admin of Wikipedia Croatia for pushing radical right agendas

This group had de-facto control of the website between 2011 and 2020, the Wikimedia Foundation said in a report published earlier this month.

Because of that background I needed somebody competent to investigate it. I also thought that person needed to see what gave me the idea that there is a possible problem, and what would mean if sockpuppet really could revert the lock without been detected (so the Diffs above, and hasty text).
Where I was right: I knew I was not competent here to do it here properly.
Where I was wrong
  • I missed, where to look to see the block/lock logs; because of that I didn's see RandomCanadian's block was released by decision of ArbCom, as reminded by Fram.
  • RandomCanadian is not a sockpuppet
  • RandomCanadian didn't evade the ban: lock was in place for about half a year, but was released by ArbCom authorisation
  • Maxim didn't restore the lock, as I thought; he just returned userpage to previous state after RandomCanadian's successfull appeal to ArbCom
  • Lock was administered - locking and unlocking - separately (also for en:WP and global)
What I see as my main blunders
  • Being sloppy checking data, including finding who administered locks (at en:WP and at Meta, locking and unlocking), and at who actually did the vandalism at Einstein talk page in the time frame I looked in (I now found IP-s used in the time interval I observed belonged to LA area school IP provider), that RandomCanadian only took barnstars from his talk page and put them to user page (they were not visible at a glance on talk page because RandomCanadian reverted them) and I didn't look well enough and missed that - and more of negligence and hastiness like that).
  • Letting my old automatic professional paranoia overcome WP:AGF - that's something that now I see I'll have to be permanently and consciously vigilant about.
  • I Might easily have caused pain and damage to RandomCanadian (and possibly several others I mentioned). I'm lucky RandomCanadian has taken me as a fool instead.
I still don't like removing well sourced data from articles just because most of geneal public is not interested in them (not notable to them), because they supposedly clutter the articles, or removal of such without citation needed template first, but that's for discussion for other times and places, but how I came from that to hypothesing RandomCanadian a confirmed stockpuppet evading lock is my blunder par excellence, and that I think needed to be made clear here.
I just hope Amanda doesn't clear this whole section from her talk page by reverting relevant set of changes, like RandomCanadian did in his talk page which made me miss things I shouldn't miss... Somebody could learn from my mistakes (besides me). And this concludes my before April first April fool story.--Marjan Tomki SI (talk) 01:46, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Tech News: 2022-13

19:53, 28 March 2022 (UTC)


Can you please delete my user page in (I'd asked its deletion four days ago but it hasn't been deleted yet) Dr Salvus 15:12, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done -- Amanda (she/her) 18:11, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IP Range blocked

Hey there,

I was working with someone who was unable to create a new user account as it said the entire IP range has been previously reported for abuse. This is the first time I am encountering this and I am wonder what I can do to support their becoming an editor. You are marked as the user who placed or requested the block. Any info would be helpful. --Raggachampiongirl (talk) 17:13, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I would need to know the IP range involved to provide any advice. -- Amanda (she/her) 18:31, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-14

20:59, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Deletion review for Gajakesariyogam

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Gajakesariyogam. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. DareshMohan (talk) 07:12, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:12, 7 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, AmandaNP,

One of my daily tasks is rescaling files that DeltaQuadBot tags and places in Category:Non-free files with orphaned versions more than 7 days old needing human review which it usually does daily at 02:00 UTC. But it hasn't done this since April 8th so I thought I'd inquire if there was a problem with the bot, maybe it needs a tweak or something. It's behavior is very regular and predictable so it's unusual that there haven't been any files tagged in two days.

Any way, I hope you are well and had a pleasant weekend. Thanks for any help you can provide! Liz Read! Talk! 02:58, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

*sigh* Yep, I screwed something up in trying to handle Toolforge's latest requirements. I'll try and get it back ASAP, as it should be an easy fix. -- Amanda (she/her) 05:10, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Annnndddd  we are back. Yay! -- Amanda (she/her) 05:27, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Looks like everything is back to normal! At least, this is not a high profile CSD category. I only started taking care of it nightly months ago because it seemed like no admins even noticed the category and the number of files it contained had really grown to a high number. Thanks for your tech help, Amanda! Liz Read! Talk! 02:46, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-15

19:43, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

New administrator activity requirement

The administrator policy has been updated with new activity requirements following a successful Request for Comment.

Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

Administrators at risk for being desysopped under these criteria will continue to be notified ahead of time. Thank you for your continued work.

22:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention/Bot

Thought I'd pop by and handle some UAA reports, discovered like the bot stopped making reports a few days ago. Beeblebrox (talk) 02:50, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Beeblebrox: Honestly, can't tell you what happened. I just manually ran the bot and it seems to be working. I'll watch this run and check on it again in the morning to see if anything else comes up. Thanks for letting me know though. -- Amanda (she/her) 03:09, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Even if you did tell me what happened I probably would't know what it meant. Bots are a hazy mystery to me. Seems fine now though. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:16, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Something very weird is going there, that could be related to why the bot is not removing blocked users. See my comments at Wikipedia talk:Username policy#weird bug. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:38, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Beeblebrox: The issue with not removing blocked was a scripting issue, I never updated the regular task command. It works now. That said, I'm seeing everything perfectly with marked blocked, so i'm not sure the issue there. -- Amanda (she/her) 19:10, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Dr Salvus 14:03, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've responded from the group email. -- Amanda (she/her) 17:00, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And I've replied Dr Salvus 20:14, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've replied at your reply again. I'd forgotten to say something. Why can't you oversight the content of that page? Dr Salvus 22:44, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've indicated the IPs needing redaction. I also have a question for you.


Can you protect these templates as they're high-risk templates?

I also wish you a happy Easter. Dr Salvus 23:29, 16 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

With respect, that is what RFPP is for. -- Amanda (she/her) 00:17, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I asked the protection (and wrote an email at the Wikimedia OS team) seven hours ago but I haven't got a reply yet. This is the reason I sometimes prefer to write at admins' talk pages to get a quicker reply. Dr Salvus 12:47, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-16

23:10, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Request 2

Hi again. Can you please see the email I wrote two days ago at Wikimedia Stewards? This is the ticket 2022041910009907 Dr Salvus 19:51, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for helping me out today. I would have looked for a more specific barnstar, but unfortunately there's none. NotReallySoroka (talk) 01:23, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Updates to bureaucrat minimum activity requirements

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Following a discussion at the Bureaucrats' noticeboard, the minimum activity requirements for bureaucrats have been updated to also include the the recently updated minimum editing requirements for administrators (i.e. at least 100 edits every 5 years). This will be enforced beginning in January 2023. Should you no longer wish to volunteer as a bureaucrat you may request removal at SRP and.or let us know at WP:BN.

Best regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:37, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:First issue of Los Angeles Times suburban section.tiff

I'm not sure what is going on with the above image which I uploaded several years ago. Can you elucidate? BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 02:27, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

If I understand you correctly, and by your timestamp, you are wondering what was going to be deleted. It was only the old revisions of the file because the file is not free. The bot couldn't do it on it's own so it flagged it for human review, which got done by Liz just over an hour later. -- Amanda (she/her) 12:57, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Your input is requested at the freshly-created bureaucrat chat. Useight (talk) 03:04, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2022-18

19:32, 2 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi and thanks for unblocking me after your consultation with Nick. I hope to be a better editor here and I will be extremely cautious with my edits. One question I have, though - am I bound to any restrictions, sanctions, etc. where I cannot edit certain pages? Thanks, Prahlad balaji (talk) 19:49, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I am not imposing any conditions on your unblock, but I don't know if you have any restrictions from before. Anything that you had from before you were blocked would still be in affect. -- Amanda (she/her) 23:35, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. There are no restrictions. Thank you. Prahlad balaji (talk) 01:10, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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15:20, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

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Block evasion: Ham2703 logged-out editing

Hi AmandaNP, Ham2703 is evading their block as IP (I bring this to you as you are the most recent CU to check this case and the proper venue for reporting IP socking on is unclear to me--various admin forums are apt to say a CU is needed and SPI is apt to say CUs cannot connect IPs to users.) As I a) am not an CU and b) have not run a CU, the below is entirely public information:

Troublesome also is that Ham2703 appears to be using Lord Cornwallis to assist their evasion (e.g., confirmed sock Latyelcop uploads File:Lisa Golm in The Hoodlum (1951).jpg, IP asks Lord Cornwallis to create Lisa Golm, which is done; confirmed sock Kensoup uploads File:George Walcott in Fury (1936) trailer.jpg, IP asks Lord Cornwallis to create George Walcott.) If necessary, I can dig out a WMF Office quote that assistance of a evasion is sanctionable. Could you look into addressing this, including range block(s) if appropriate? Also pinging @Ponyo: and @RoySmith: as admins/CUs who've worked on this case/may be familiar with this user. Эlcobbola talk 16:04, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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