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Requests for deletions


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Block of User:StarDust92Edit

Yesterday he made 634 edits and deletions only. I was aware of it because of this one. This user should be blocked immediately and his edits should be reverted if it wasn't done so far. -- MovieFex (talk) 12:43, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Maybe account has been compromised. I sent a message to the user and I blocked the account as a precaution. Let's wait for the answer. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 17:11, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Beginner mistakes (justified by email). Unlocked and warning. I think this is all. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 11:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Stanglavine: He might have edited here the first time with his account but this guy is no beginner (634 edits within 5 hours) and he has been warned in Italian wiki several times. -- MovieFex (talk) 19:50, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@MovieFex: The editing structure of wikidata makes it easy to do many edits in a short time. He was warned, said he missed, issues were rollbacked and he was unblocked. If he continues with this behavior, he will be blocked again. For now, I think he can learn from the mistakes and have a new chance to edit, so I see no reason to keep blocked. Maybe other editors think differently, but that's my point of view. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 11:46, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

can not add w:zh:Template:Infobox periodic table group/footer into Q15060928Edit

I can not add w:zh:Template:Infobox periodic table group/footer into Q15060928, and w:zh:Template:Infobox periodic table group/header can not add into Q15075201, too. Does I need a higher permission? how to requests for permissions?-- 宇帆talk·留言·歡迎簽到R₁R₂NKC) 17:12, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

User:A2569875: You couldn't add the first page into Q15060928 because of a filter that prevents adding non-notable subpages. It wasn't the case, though. As of the last item, I didn't find any record on the abuse log. I have added them now. Esteban16 (talk) 21:27, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
ok, thanks. -- 宇帆talk·留言·歡迎簽到R₁R₂NKC) 03:53, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Homo habilis (Q101373)Edit

please semi-protect this item as excessive vandalism and very popular--DiMon2711 22:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Protection does not seem justified. There were only three vandalism reverts in the past 2 months and there are a lot of other edits too. Therefore this is   Not done for now.--Jasper Deng (talk) 22:55, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

please revert and block vandalEdit

User:EylonGvirtzer123 has "killed off" several Israeli politicians in clear vandalism. Please stop him. DGtal (talk) 06:25, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Mass vandalism across many items (adding date of death to living persons, categorizing animals as human, etc.). They've also vandalized hewiki articles, for which they've been blocked there under several account names. Given the items they've been targeting in wikidata, it's probably, which was blocked 2 days ago for the same. Dovno (talk) 06:31, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ymblanter:--DiMon2711 06:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done with an indef block --MisterSynergy (talk) 07:00, 13 June 2019 (UTC) (talkcontribslogs) plwase block him (her) for 1 week--DiMon2711 08:24, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:52, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Report vandalismEdit

Special:Contributions/ --Xiplus (talk) 13:29, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, but most likely this is an isolated outburst from a dynamical IP. I think we can wait whether they return--Ymblanter (talk) 19:53, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Last week several edit wars ([1],[2], [3]) were started by user:Grenck, who took barely part in discussing the relevant issue. Since then he was globally locked for "cross-wiki abuse". Two days after this lock a user:Dolyn became active here, who involved himself in two of these same edit wars, and who also reverts rather than discussing. This user also has ruwiki as his homewiki and also is blocked there. - Brya (talk) 03:22, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Has been globally locked, as well. - Brya (talk) 03:40, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Part of a set of (at least) some two dozen accounts at Wikidata. A user obsessed with redirects, and connections. - Brya (talk) 08:29, 15 June 2019 (UTC) (talkcontribslogs) vandalism --Afaz (talk) 11:33, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

I have warned the IP. Esteban16 (talk) 01:54, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Edoderoobot edit rateEdit currently edits with speed of 230+ edits/minute. Can anything be done about this? Smalyshev (WMF) (talk) 18:00, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Maxlag is fine. Does this bot in particular create strain somewhere else, e.g. at the WDQS updates? If so, I would stop the bot. —MisterSynergy (talk) 18:05, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, it does create strain. If it's possible to reduce the edit rate, it'd be fine. Smalyshev (WMF) (talk) 18:54, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • As it's probably one of the most useful bots around, I wonder why even this one couldn't operate. Are Wikidata capacities so much strained? --- Jura 18:09, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
It could operate, but can it operate not at hundreds of edits per minute? Smalyshev (WMF) (talk) 18:54, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Looking at the stats for descriptions in "nl", it still has some 20,000,000 edits to do: User:Pasleim/Language statistics for items.
At a rate of 200 per minutes, that would still be >2 months non-stop. --- Jura 19:12, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Descriptions of limited quality. --Succu (talk) 19:17, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Personally, I find them useful despite being in Dutch. Imagine people trying to type the same on a mobile phone instead. --- Jura 19:24, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
We all wish to have more edit capacities, but we do not have them now and we thus need to make sure that existing server power is available to all users. High WDQS lags as we experience right now (~5 hrs) lead to followup problems which we want to avoid. I thus blocked the bot as an emergency measure, and explicitly not due to a policy violation; they can continue (at a lower rate such as ~60/min while WDQS lag is high) as soon as the operator shows up. —MisterSynergy (talk) 19:35, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
What is wrong with Dutch, and what is wrong with the quality? Edoderoo (talk) 19:44, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
An old one. Normally future bot actions should not override existing labels and/or descriptions. Hence "updates" become more complicate. In my opinion bots should check their actions against at least one secondary source. Only my POV. --Succu (talk) 21:13, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
My bot is using all the available info on the items, which is on this run often only two properties (plus the same simple description in English). That you want a secondary source for my descriptions is for your account. BTW, I checked earlier tonight what your bot is adding (because of the quality complaint). Didn't see a lot of meaning to adding FishBase as a source for the FishBase-ID myself, and don't see the secondary-ness in that either. But now I learned that the rules seems to be tighter for me then for yourself. All animals are equal ... but ... the Dutch animals should shut the .... up, that's what is left on my mind after tonight. If I was being paid for this job this would be the day I would resign. Edoderoo (talk) 22:45, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

@Smalyshev (WMF): can you please push phab:T221774 a little? That should add the WDQS lag to the maxlag parameter, thus all bots which respect the bot policy would automatically slow down as soon as the Query Servers are overloaded. It would be easier to block users then, as there would be a clear policy violation. Many bot operators do not know about the WDQS lag problem. —MisterSynergy (talk) 19:39, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

  • BTW wouldn't User:Marcmiquel's edits on country pages have a larger impact? --- Jura 19:55, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
    • As long as Stas (or any other involved WMF/WMDE technician) does not complain, I see no reasons to do anything here. —MisterSynergy (talk) 19:57, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
The question of scalability of Wikidata is really the subject here. The bot run by Edo has been running for forever and its value should not be considered because it is beside the point. Wikidata is increasingly popular, there have been changes that impact queries negatively and even that is beside the point. The question is are we able to double, triple the amount of edits and the amount of queries and in what timeframe. What if that happens in half the time expected? Scientists are taking notice of Wikidata and they DO want their papers included. Are we ready for that. The notion that it is not in the budget is stupid given that this could be foreseen. Given how our income exceeds our expenses, there is room for a solution that will take a serious investment. THAT is appropriate given what we aim to be about. Thanks, GerardM (talk) 08:50, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism from Special:Contributions/

Two IPs from this range keep changing English descriptions to Chinese and adding nonsense symbols. Please block them for a period of time.--Tigerzeng (talk) 06:10, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I blocked for 3 days, if they continue with the same action, please report here again. Stryn (talk) 07:35, 15 June 2019 (UTC)


Asderser (talkcontribslogs) vandalism-only account--DiMon2711 10:30, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Esteban16 (talk) 01:52, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Twice (Q20645861)Edit

please semi-protect this item again--DiMon2711 10:00, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:34, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism of the --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 10:43, 17 June 2019 (UTC)


Can someone do rev deletions and block the ip range. Thanks. --- Jura 16:18, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done, thanks. MisterSynergy (talk) 16:28, 17 June 2019 (UTC) and GimbalpapuaEdit

Special:Contributions/ and Gimbalpapua (talkcontribslogs) (possibly the same person, I wouldn’t know) have vandalized given name, male given name, and some other items. —Galaktos (talk) 19:45, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done 24h and indefinite, respectively. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 01:57, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


Vandalism at user talk page. This should be the same as the other accounts at that same page - see history. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 🖉 22:13, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

  Checked Accounts globally locked. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 01:49, 18 June 2019 (UTC)