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Requests for deletions

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~204 open requests for deletions.

Requests for unblock

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3 open requests for unblock.

User:VictorPortonEdit

VictorPorton (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC)) This user seems to be rapidly editing in support of cryptocurrency software he has created or plans to create, and a new branch of mathematics he says he's created. I took a look the ORCID on the item he created for himself and I can't find anything that seems to make sense. Not sure what to make of all this and I'm logging off for the night William Graham (talk) 05:33, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Also the user seems to be creating some kind of data model items that leads me to believe that they plan to use Wikidata as some sort of database for their out of scope project. William Graham (talk) 05:35, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
Also has a number of poorly formatted or confusing property proposals such as Wikidata:Property proposal/payer. Definitely seems new to Wikidata at least. ArthurPSmith (talk) 19:15, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Sounds like a cool summary of Wikidata: w:Binding properties pattern. --- Jura 07:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

User block request : Pratyush.shrivastava Edit

Pratyush.shrivastava (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))
Re-creation of previous deleted items Rockpeterson (talk) 08:39, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

@Rockpeterson: Can you be more specific (evt. by mail)? Lymantria (talk) 12:17, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
I have seen the item Q105037488 previously deleted but I am unable to find the ID of deleted item. Rockpeterson (talk) 12:47, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
I did find with some effort Q79776952 and Q87654161, but also that Q105037488 has a valid site link. I see that User:Bovlb unblocked the author earlier. I wonder if this new fact will change his mind. I now see too little to block the user for. Lymantria (talk) 19:02, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
Yup , Keeping a watch on his edits for now . Rockpeterson (talk) 06:09, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Q105321063Edit

I am requesting the restoration of the item. This is the element about the church - clearly identifiable material entity, described using serious and publicly available references (it has references).Redboston (talk) 01:21, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Besodos (talkcontribslogs)Edit

Create many test pages. (`・ω・´) (talk) 07:44, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Semiprotection for Q210392Edit

killed in action (Q210392) has seen increasing vandalism lately (changes to en & es labels etc) --Hjart (talk) 10:35, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

  Done Indef, high traffic page. Lymantria (talk) 16:24, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
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Confirmed usersEdit

Just wondering, shouldn't the following list be empty: https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Special:ListUsers&group=confirmed ? --- Jura 14:47, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Undelete request for Q4911869Edit

Can Q4911869 be undeleted? --William Graham (talk) 21:52, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

@William Graham: What do you plan to do with it? Mahir256 (talk) 22:35, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Mahir256: I would like to improve it with external identifiers from Mix N Match. William Graham (talk) 22:42, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Report concerning User:121.166.18.139Edit

121.166.18.139 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: Vandalism. – LiberatorG (talk) 07:48, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done 1 month by colleague Hasley. Lymantria (talk) 16:14, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:37.212.48.215Edit

37.212.48.215 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: vandalising items (eg. Q26210003, Q26210005 and others). Red Winged Duck (talk) 08:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Blocked 3 months. Lymantria (talk) 16:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:YBAjAEMbl%C3%9AEdit

YBAjAEMbl%C3%9A (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: History of vandalism Rubin16 (talk) 15:23, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Block requestEdit

These three ip addresses have been adding false claims to items, and at least two of them have also been re-purposing items. Due to a similar behavioral pattern and that they all seem to be obsessed with Oliver Grainger (Q7087573), I'm assuming they are all one and the same editor. I've warned two of them, and one of them responded by changing my warning message to this, and then restoring their previously reverted edits. This editor seem to have a habit of returning every day or two. Could you please block them? --Shinnin (talk) 19:51, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done Blocked 3 months. Lymantria (talk) 07:37, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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User:Citationgraph bot and User:Citationgraph bot 2 by User:HarejEdit

I don't think both bot accounts should be used a the same time. Maybe a cause of the current lagging poblems .--Succu (talk) 22:25, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

If others agree I can disable one of the bots, though I will note that both bots are configured to pause once maxlag has reached a certain threshold. Harej (talk) 22:32, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
The current ratelimit for all users and bots has been configured to ensure that all users have access to the same amount of edit capacities, and just running multiple accounts sort of defeats this measure. This is actually similar to the greedy behavior that we witnessed by some bot operators before the ratelimit was added, which was one of the reasons that made the ratelimit necessary. Thus, I ask you not to run bot accounts in a way that they exceed 90 edits per minute together. —MisterSynergy (talk) 01:02, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
For the time being I've disabled Citationgraph bot 2. The separate accounts isn't to evade limits but because they use separate workflows and I want to track their work separately, so I will find a way to slow them down. Harej (talk) 01:27, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

I have made configuration changes to #2 and to the edit queueing system overall. The two bots combined should not edit at a rate faster than 90 edits per minute and I am currently monitoring the bots to make sure that is the case. Harej (talk) 16:47, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Thx. --Succu (talk) 20:56, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Report concerning User:114.78.16.208Edit

Reasons: Sockpuppeting (User:Brandmanop) --Trade (talk) 23:57, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

  Not done I don't see a relation to Brandmanop. I do see it for Berilaokna, who is however not blocked. I don't think we have a good block reason. Lymantria (talk) 06:41, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:70.136.24.174Edit

70.136.24.174 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: Sockpuppeting (Socialmedium11 ) --Trade (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Tower BridgeEdit

Several parties has been trying to vandalize Tower Bridge (Q83125) lately, one by renaming it to "wesh zebi" - "zombies wanted" twice. --Hjart (talk) 13:47, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done for a year--Ymblanter (talk) 19:24, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:LoraaaaaaaaaaEdit

Loraaaaaaaaaa (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: Vandalism in Aidan Gallagher (Q19800980) Valdemar2018 (talk) 20:46, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done, indef blocked —MisterSynergy (talk) 22:53, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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duplicatesEdit

Creating duplicate items, kindly nuke. --Minorax (talk) 08:54, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done --Lymantria (talk) 09:10, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
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Heads up: page protections of "highly used items"Edit

Fellow Wikidata admins, please take notice of my announcement at Wikidata:Project chat#Heads up: page protections of "highly used items". In case there is need for discussion, please consider commenting over there at Project chat in order to discuss at only one place and to allow the community to follow this discussion. Thanks, —MisterSynergy (talk) 09:32, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Report concerning User:CanadianBBQEdit

Reasons: Sockpuppeting/Self-promotion --Trade (talk) 11:02, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Report concerning User:62.99.66.52Edit

62.99.66.52 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: adding nonsense Jan Myšák (talk) 11:42, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Reverted edits and blocked for 1 month.-❙❚❚❙❙ GnOeee ❚❙❚❙❙ 12:04, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
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Can a Chinese speaker check 188.241.80.12's changes?Edit

188.241.80.12 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC)) these do not look like vandalism to me as they seem to be mainly subtle changes in meaning or grammar of the edited descriptions, but I'm relying on Google translate here. Can somebody more knowledgeable check, and if they look ok mark them off as patrolled? Thanks! ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:14, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Identity Generation (Q52382965)Edit

Vandalism from ips. HaT59 (talk) 20:03, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  Done for a month--Ymblanter (talk) 20:06, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
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Vandalisms from user TJ RybaEdit

Hi, I noticed various edits of the user TJ Ryba vandalizing many pages where he adds the badge "good article". For example, in Q530906, in Q664628, in Q40741, in Q7291896 and many others. Please, stop him! --Er Cicero (talk) 23:09, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Hide my leaked IPEdit

Hi, I was logged out here and wrongly made an edit while on not my own username. please a master hide my IP in here. thank you.  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by NameGame (talk • contribs) at 09:39, 6 March 2021 (UTC).

  Already done. Do not report issues requiring OS here; email oversight wikidata.org instead. —Hasley+ 12:04, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, I will remember that. --NameGame (talk) 13:54, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:125.162.180.12Edit

125.162.180.12 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • SUL (for IP: GUC))Reasons: Mass label/alias swapping; also see some of the repeat edits on laptop (Q3962). Aranya (talk) 16:17, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Blocked by Martin Urbanec. —Hasley+ 16:46, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
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