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Welcome to the VRT noticeboard

Wikimedia's volunteer response team (VRT) handles copyright permissions, email inquiries from the public, reuse inquiries, article errors, and a wide range of non-public inquiries. The email service is operated and managed by a cross-project team of volunteers at the Meta-Wiki level and not by the English Wikipedia community. Actions by VRT members on English Wikipedia are ultimately subject to review by the Arbitration Committee.

Please be aware that there is sometimes a backlog in processing tickets sent to the permissions-en queue. This backlog is currently 0 days.

This noticeboard is primarily for
  1. Permissions verification and inquiries for text and files (hosted on the English Wikipedia) said to have been granted permission via VRTS.
  2. Requests for VRT member review of matters that have been described as VRT comments or actions.
  3. Other inquiries to VRT members that do not involve, disclose or reference private material.
Do not post
  • Private information or links to private information (including but not limited to emails, phone numbers, physical addresses).
  • Fishing requests (asking for all details of a ticket or generally probing ticket information). You should make a specific request and clearly state the reason for your request.
  • Additional questions on a point, once a VRT member has indicated they cannot answer due to privacy issues. (Further inquiries and any complaints should be made via email.)
  • Requests for VRTS access (use meta:VRT/Volunteering instead).
  • Questions regarding media hosted on Wikimedia Commons (use Commons:Volunteer Response Team/Noticeboard instead).
  • Media questions unrelated to VRT (use Wikipedia:Media copyright questions instead).
Useful VRT email addresses
Removal of private or defamatory information Requests for oversight or
Submission of photos to be used in a Wikipedia article
Follow the instructions here
Confirmation of copyright permission
Follow the format given here
Reports of threatened harm to self or others
Guidance: Wikipedia:Responding to threats of harm
Reports of child pornography
See Wikimedia Legal Policies
Issues with an article about you or your organization
Guidance: Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Help
Any other inquiries involving private information

Revdel request by email[edit]

Hi VRT, I am a sysop and recently I received a request through "email this user" to ask for the deletion of userpage history. I think the request is justifiable per WP:G7 but understandably said user does not want a public wikitext discussion about why they are requesting revdel. I suppose the right way forward is to perform the deletion myself and deposit the email request to some VRT confidential email archive for accountability purposes - where is the right queue to send the request email to? (Please ping on reply, thanks) Deryck C. 15:10, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Deryck Chan info-en is fine for that - just make a note that it's already been taken care of and no on-wiki action is required. VernoWhitney (talk) 13:01, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Deryck Chan just a note: if I get a request to delete "userpage history" I usually let the user know I'm treating it as a normal G7 and just delete the entire page - they can always recreate their userpage if they want to. Revdeling is more like to cause the Streisand effect. — xaosflux Talk 18:57, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks User:xaosflux and User:VernoWhitney. I shall communicate these options to the concerned editor by email. Deryck C. 11:13, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]