Open main menu

Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard

Administrators' noticeboard
This is a noticeboard for matters requiring administrator attention. IRC channel: #wikidata connect
On this page, old discussions are archived. An overview of all archives can be found at this page's archive index. The current archive is located at 2019/02.

Requests for deletions


33 open requests for deletions.

Requests for unblock


1 open request for unblock.


Update many Mediawiki items (misspellings in French and typo issues)Edit


  • In MediaWiki:Gadget-Search/fr : please replace all of the current, absolutely unclear and wrong translation ("Affiche un lien en petits caractères à droite du champ de recherche lequel fournit un formulaire de recherche afin de le trouver directement grâce à son label. (activé par défaut)") with "Affiche un petit lien à droite du champ de recherche, permettant de rechercher un élément directement par son lien de site. (activé par défaut)"

Thanks.--Braaark (talk) 15:29, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Done the last three.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:25, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
  Done the other ones. Ayack (talk) 17:37, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Ymblanter and Ayack.--Braaark (talk) 12:49, 10 February 2019 (UTC)



Here an unusual case for you to lean on: Veillg1 (talkcontribslogs). Clearly this user is mostly of good will and equally clearly he mostly doesn't understand Wikidata.

For years now, this user adds incorrect labels and descriptions on item about lakes and watercourses of Canada with a very wide range of mistakes : description not the right length (sometimes too long, sometimes too short), not in the right langage, not the right punctation, just plain mistake or a mix-up of the above. Multiples messages and warnings have been left, on his talk page or on Wikidata talk:WikiProject Canada by multiples users (mainly by Fralambert and me). The worst part is that he is not listening other users' feedbacks and he keep going, improving some points but still making incorrect edits.

He has been blocked in 2017 (log) but in the end, it didn't change much (TBH, it was a bit better). Not sure if a new block will change anything (or is even appropriate, we are in a grey area of vandalism). When I talked about it on the Wikidata Telegram group some months ago, someone suggest to create an abuse-filter specific to this user to prevent him to change label and description (all together, or with some more elegant regex preventing him to add description starting with an uppercase, an article or finishing by a ponctuation), would it be doable and appropriate?

Anyway, I trust you and let you decide how to deal with this case.

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 12:32, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

VIGNERON has done de good summary of the problem. A another problem that VIGNERON is that he add description via Google Translate in multiple languages that often he can't even understand (see: User talk:Veillg1#Warning). While I can correct French and English, I don't have the knowledge the correct the other languages. --Fralambert (talk) 14:51, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Je lui ai laissé un message sur sa page de discussion avec un ultimatum. Je ne crois pas qu'il y ait beaucoup de choix qui s'offrent à nous dans cette situation. Pamputt (talk) 07:06, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
@Fralambert: indeed, most of his edits should be checked (see Special:Diff/679218537 for one of the weirdest example).
Merci Pamputt. Comme je le disais (sauf si il y a changement d'attitude), je vois deux choix : blocage habituel (à voir la durée) ou solution plus inhabituelle, un filtre anti-abus spécifique à cet utilisateur (suggérée par Abián sur Telegram). La première solution me paraît un peu disproportionnée (ce n'est pas complètement un vandale malintentionné, plutôt un contributeur perdu sur Wikidata). Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 14:56, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Le filtre est en effet une idée intéressante. Par contre, je n'ai absolument aucune idée sur la façon de procéder. Tu connais quelqu'un qui peut aider ? Pamputt (talk) 10:02, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  Done as the filter 114. :-) --abián 11:26, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Gracias Abián. Pamputt (talk) 13:49, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
@Abián: From I understand about your filter. Veillg1 is not allow anymore to modify label, description and aliases in any language. Would it be possible to allow him to modify these fiels only in French (and English). These both languages are languages that (s)he knows. Pamputt (talk) 13:52, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Sure,   done. --abián 14:17, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Problem in creation pageEdit

I created a English language of the Wikipedia French page Planète Rap ( and I have a big problem.

I want to correct the title of the page, but the title is draft:Planète Rap by mistake.

D.O. (Q15111667)Edit

Protection needed: Please semi-protect it. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 04:44, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done Semi'ed the page and blocked a /24 subnet for a week. Mahir256 (talk) 05:15, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
@Mahir256: Thank you so much.   Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 07:39, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Request page protection for Jennie KimEdit

Hello, I would like to request page protection for Jennie Kim, due to large amounts of continuous vandalism by ip editors. This has been going on for quite a while. Thanks, Redalert2fan (talk) 13:46, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done for six months. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 13:48, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


Please, protect Q56242105. Vandalism by different IP's today. Tks! Stanglavine (talk) 16:43, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done for a week. Mahir256 (talk) 16:44, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Template:Wikipedia:Cleanup/Header (Q51795053) enwiki link didn't follow moveEdit

I moved en:Template:Wikipedia:Cleanup\Header to en:Template:Wikipedia:Cleanup/Header, but the Template:Wikipedia:Cleanup/Header (Q51795053) enwiki SiteLink property didn't follow (i.e. it still shows the '\' instead of '/') and it won't let me change it. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 20:49, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done; worked for me —MisterSynergy (talk) 20:51, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Block requestEdit

Can someone block for vandalism? (Please excuse my formatting, I'm on mobile.) --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 01:03, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done Blocked the /64 subnet for three days. Mahir256 (talk) 16:57, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Protection request: persistent vandalismEdit

Steven Pruitt (Q41791663) has been repeatedly and significantly vandalised by IP addresses over the past several weeks. Please protect. Thanks, Animalparty (talk) 02:27, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done by Mahir256 Pamputt (talk) 06:41, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

interlanguage-link not possible if redirectEdit

(Redirected from Amalekites)

You cannot make a sitelink to amalekites . You cannot makw a sitelink to amalek (I Think its a systemerror and should be change generally .)

(The articles are nearly rhe same . In the german edition they say that the amalekiter were in negev. But they know it only from bible. The english title is wrong. In german they dont want this title because in the article the tratition is mention.

IN the english article they mention the tratition and more in "Alternative theories of origins" )  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 00:54, February 12, 2019‎ (UTC).

Yes, this is a long-standing problem. The community has a clear consensus to fix it, but it's not entirely clear how that will happen. See Wikidata:Requests for comment/Allow the creation of links to redirects in Wikidata. ArthurPSmith (talk) 14:38, 12 February 2019 (UTC)


@Moebeus: Special:Contributions/Moebeus continually makes counterproductive and unnecessary changes and nuances that kind of foul up otherwise correct data on song information. For instance, the user adds musical composition as an instance of to entries for songs when it's entirely unnecessary to do so. Every song has musical composition as a component of it; it is implied by song. As another example, the user also adds bizarre descriptions such as "music track with vocals" instead of the much more succinct "song" to entries for songs. - 15:01, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Moebeus also creates many duplicates of notable songs, which simply have different descriptions like "music track with vocals". - 2600:1702:31B0:9CE0:7CD0:212A:BD0C:7A47 15:10, 12 February 2019 (UTC)


Please, protect Q20533706. Vandal of different IP's on last days. Tks! Stanglavine (talk) 15:41, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done by Mahir256 Pamputt (talk) 16:56, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Edits performed by User EzzexEdit

Can anyone please have a look and revert at least todays edits by this user. The purpose is stated by the user at the Norwegian wikidata discussion page. Breg Pmt (talk) 18:07, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Raw GOOGLE translation from Norwegian to english I am to undergo musicians on wikidata and constantly notice that there is a lot of "stuff" under "occupation". In addition to small and insignificant things, there are always musicians there. Why? When all the other elements are derived from the musician. Eg. that he or she is a singer, guitarist, songwriter - and musician (most of the butter). In addition, you often see things like autobiography and other rarities (hear all short activities at home in an info box)? Besides, I think this part is more like a resume than on a field where it is normal to enter his or her employment. It is usually 1-3 things: eg guitarist and singer. If the person has had a little supporting role on film, or a guest performance in a TV series, then it is not necessary to post an actor. (Most often, they are also not categorized under this). This can also be mentioned in the article.

Just about the same happens during the "genre" field in movies and the TV template. There are a lot of genres that are completely meaningless or unusual in Norway. I do not use I consequence info from wikidata when it comes to movies and TV shows. In Norway, for example. no genre called big movie, or teenage comedy. And what about the actor, film actor, TV actor and voice actor ?? It does work well with the actor and then one gets rather elaborated in the article what cedancers have participated in of film and television. The same goes for directors, television director, theater directors and film directors. I consistently remove such things and keep the director. It does not seem like it is possible to come to some common rules on wikidata. What can be done to make this happen for the future?

My suggestion: Drop movie actor, television actor, theater actor, voice actor, movie director, theater director, television director, autobiography and genres such as feature film, teenage comedy, treasure hunt movie, heist movie, teen movie, Christmas movie, etc --Ezzex (talk) 10: 34, 12 February 2019 (UTC) @Ezzex: bidragene på wikidata er gjort av brukere fra over 150 wikier og brukere som ikke redigerer på Wikipedia i det hele. Dine redigeringer har konsekvenser for et stort antall infobokser., Wikidata queries og andre ting som absolutt IKKE har noe med wikipedi på norsk å gjøre. Jeg har bedt administratorene på Wikidata om å tilbakestille dine redigeringer. Pmt (talk) 18:12, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Is it possible that spome admins can have a look at this case? Pmt (talk) 18:52, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Spam by EhbhcEdit

The user has created a lot of spam items that should be deleted. Esteban16 (talk) 00:35, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 20:39, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Vandalisms by Pfghrd43Edit

The user made only vandalisms, please see what needs to be done. --Horcrux (talk) 09:25, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

IMHO, no need to block this user (Pfghrd43 (talkcontribslogs)) for now. He modified only 4 times Wikidata in 3 months. Let see later. Pamputt (talk) 09:15, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism from

Please see Special:Contributions/ Thanks, Simplexity22 (talk) 17:45, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done Semi'd the item for a week. Mahir256 (talk) 18:15, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


Please block Special:Contributions/Fengyun365 for spamming the same website on various items. And since this wasn't the first time (see Special:Contributions/Haoren789), it would probably be good to add the domain to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Kam Solusar (talk) 10:27, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Blocked. I think a CheckUser could be useful; I don't have time to request it, but you can do it at m:SRCU.--Jasper Deng (talk) 10:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Hmm. Hadn't considered a checkuser request, since the requirements for that are much higher on the German WP. But so far, he spammed just one domain/two subdomains, and per Special:Linksearch there are currently no remaining uses of that domain. Further additions should be prevented by the spam blacklist. So I'm not sure further investigations are needed. --15:08, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Please block Special:Contributions/, still vandalizing despite being warned.--Jklamo (talk) 10:58, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done Matěj Suchánek (talk) 12:29, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Q5592Edit

Please semi-protect Michelangelo (Q5592) - frequent IP vandalism, popular theme.--Jklamo (talk) 11:52, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done Matěj Suchánek (talk) 12:29, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


The above user has been making modifications to the item Q32641 without trying to find a consensus first. I find that behaviour unethical, and in bad faith, given that it is a topic that we have been debating for some time and still is. I request that all the edits that he did to the item lately are reverted and that he is asked to collaborate in finding first a solution that can be considered as NPOV. If he fails to comply, please ban him. --Micru (talk) 11:32, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

In fact, who started editing Valencian (Q32641) ignoring the consensus was Micru: [1]. I asked for mediation two times (one and two) in this page. And my editions are supported by the sources. The complete list of sources (including the Micru's ones) is the following:
Therefore, "dialectal variety of the Catalan language spoken in the Valencian Community" is the proposed description that best fits the sources. --Foguera (talk) 13:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)


Please merge Jean-Jacques Joseph Serres (Q33595679) and Q61740226. This is a duplicate. 13:03, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done--NewDataB (talk) 13:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! 16:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)