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Template-protected edit request on 27 February 2018[edit]

Please add {{subst:tfm}} (to {{Uw-ublock}}), per a nomination by 2A02:C7F:963F:BA00:E563:6FD1:3949:3B5F (talk · contribs · WHOIS) {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 21:19, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

 Done Bellezzasolo Discuss 04:34, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Is Template:Uw-efblock a good idea?[edit]

I've seen administrators using it in the recent changes feed. I'm wondering about the kind of message that is sent when someone sees that they have been blocked for falling afoul of an edit filter, which is solely a convenience for editors to find edits that are potentially harmful. It sounds a lot like giving over the control Wikipedia editing privileges to computer systems with minimal manual review. Airbornemihir (talk) 02:10, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

selfrevert-2 needed[edit]

{{uw-selfrevert2}} is neeeded IMO, because other level-2 warnings contain phrase "was reverted". So I had to jump right to uw-t3. Staszek Lem (talk) 17:56, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Can someone implement this? Staszek Lem (talk) 00:44, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Not sure Staszek Lem: at present {{uw-selfrevert}} is a single-level notice. Doing a bad edit and self-reverting once may be regarded as a test; doing the same again after being told not to looks like vandalism, looks like they want to share the vandalised page around before they revert. It is always possible to use the second-level vandalism or test messages and edit them to remove the "has been reverted" part, or type your own message: Noyster (talk), 14:04, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Typing my own message is waste of my own time, which is the purpose of a vandal:to mess with Wikipedians' work, right? Staszek Lem (talk) 19:03, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Uw-unsourced1 Daily Mail[edit]

Iggy the Swan recently added the following sentence to the end of {{Uw-unsourced1}}: "Remember that Daily Mail sources are not reliable on Wikipedia." The template is widely used and in my experience, most times this template is used, it's not a WP:DAILYMAIL issue, and when it is, we can talk about that specifically in a comment. I think the addition will confuse new users more than it will clarify, and I accordingly reverted it. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 23:22, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Not only is it not reliable, but its use as a source is generally prohibited. That said, I wonder how many average readers of Wikipedia outside the UK have even heard of the Daily Mail. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:28, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
The Daily Mail is fairly well known in the United States. Airbornemihir (talk) 18:32, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry, I should've clarified. Whatever the merits of creating a uw-dailymail, the inclusion of a sentence about the Daily Mail in uw-unsourced seems confusing and inappropriate to me. That template is probably used hundreds of times a day, and I would wager that in less than 1% of those cases is the use of The Daily Mail remotely relevant. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 20:32, 12 March 2018 (UTC)