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Those pages need attentions [1] [2] --Rippitippi (talk) 08:25, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Everything needs attention. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 08:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
True, but should not be administrators to delete item with spam, vandalism etc? --Rippitippi (talk) 08:55, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


This user is creating many categories is a right behavior? [3] --Rippitippi (talk) 08:53, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism to date of birth property

There have been a series of edits in languages other than English to date of birth (P569) which change the description to a specific date. I speculate the dates are the birthdays of the vandals. Since the edits come from a variety of different IP addresses, I suggest the page be protected so only be edited by autoconfirmed users. Jc3s5h (talk) 17:34, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for reporting. --Stryn (talk) 17:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Fusionar 3

Q11935473 y Q6004507, por favor. Gracias, Laura Fiorucci (talk) 13:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)   Done--Harmonia Amanda (talk) 13:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

IP vandalizing item (talkcontribslogs) makes vandalism edits Q2832449. Please semi-protect this item. Jarould (talk) 02:12, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jarould: The IP has been globally blocked by Hoo man, therefore protection is not needed. --AmaryllisGardener talk 03:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protection Wikidata:Trang Chính

The Wikidata:Trang Chính is the Main Page for all user with Vietnamese interface. Since this page only embed the core translation page, it doesn't need to be modified further. This page is linked from all Main Page on other Vietnamese projects, do it may be the target of vandalism. Semi-protection may be necessary. --minhhuy (talk) 16:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Don't see why this should be necessary, not much vandalism in the last few years(!). Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 16:27, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Sjoerd de Bruin; while it is a high-use page, there is no vandalism problem there that protection would prevent. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:40, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Global Pushing

continuation of Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive/2014/10#Global pushing?

see Q18729000 and all linked Wikipedia articles. Is it possible to block these IP's for a longer time perdiod? --Pasleim (talk) 13:46, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

The user(s) created articles in at least 24 25 wikis:

--Pasleim (talk) 09:59, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I asked the stewards to delete them since this is clearly cross-wiki spam.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
All but two have now been deleted, those two remaining because the wikis they are on have local admins which can handle them. Those should be gone soon. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:37, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Started again; before they're merged (and later hopefully deleted), see Q18785011. Jared Preston (talk) 11:45, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Bump. He/She/It is still at it. The stewards need to do something about this! Jared Preston (talk) 16:30, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Is there a reason why we don't merge Q18729000 and Q18785011 now? Of course, that wouldn't help with the spamming attack, but it would help keep Wikidata cleaner. Is there a benefit in temporarily having two items when it comes to watching the user's activities? --YMS (talk) 16:48, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
No benefit, no. Merged them now. Maybe there are more items out there too... Jared Preston (talk) 20:21, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
I hope a steward will soon consider this request --Pasleim (talk) 21:13, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
A new addition. Jared Preston (talk) 18:40, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
And there is another one.--Vyom25 (talk) 10:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Have taken some actions, though prior example says that the egotists will be back with variations. Can I ask that further reports be made to m:Vandalism reports. There are a number of tools that stewards and meta admins can utilise to manage this sort of thing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:13, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

I have been through and deleted the remaining pages crosswiki for the small wikis, and pushed jaWP I have removed the links here, and requested deletion of the page. I will hazard a guess that they will be back with a variation, so please notify as above.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:23, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Jared Preston (talk) 12:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Next round. --Succu (talk) 09:48, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

As suggested, I've filed the issue at meta:Vandalism reports. I've merged the most recent item to the older one and blocked the IP for a month, not that it will make any difference... Jared Preston (talk) 10:41, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
I have deleted mrWP and again asked jaWP to delete their page. I note that the WD page still exists, and there is a redirect from Q18964885. Just keep deleting them. To note that I have a global filter which does flag the name, but maybe I will need to whack it harder, though will wait a few days.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

@Jared Preston, billinghurst, Ajraddatz: Another case. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 18:18, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

I'd like to say "report this at meta", but it seems they don't give much of a toss over there after nearly a fortnight without action. I can't delete the Wikipedia entries, only a steward can. Maybe billinghurst would do the honours? After all, he's the only nice guy that's helped at all in this matter. Jared Preston (talk) 18:22, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
There's not actually much more what could be done on Meta... "Javad Ramezani" is already blacklisted on Meta, so it's not possible to create pages using that title. But now he is using different alphabets, so it's hard to catch them by filter. --Stryn (talk) 18:34, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
It's not that we don't give a toss, it's that we can't act on most of the pages that are created. If the wiki has local admins, then we can only tag them for deletion and wait for local admins - something anyone can do. Either that, or we invoke the "crosswiki" clause that allows us to act on projects with active admins, and risk people being very upset at us... No way to win! I've tagged the kmwiki page for deletion; the siwiki page has already been tagged and the others deleted. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:39, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Stewards done nothing? Furthest from the reality. Spam filter, deletion requests, deletions, and protections crosswiki. Have we got everything? Probably not.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:41, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Noting that he was back again a day or so ago. Cleaned and requested deletion. I have also moved his url from monitored to blacklisted.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:34, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Massive incorrect inserts of television drama (Q1366112)

television drama (Q1366112) is specifically a television genre, but GZWDer (flood) (talkcontribslogs) massively inserted it as instance of (P31) in several hundreds of elements. The mere insertion of it in that property should already be incorrect, as it should be inserted as genre (P136), if anywhere, but it also has been inserted in many elements that are not even television productions, like novels, manga, etc, and also on television productions that are not dramas at all (perhaps as a confusion with Japanese television drama (Q399811), which has nothing to do with television drama (Q1366112), and which also would be incorrect in many items as noted above). This was done around a week ago, last February 16th, but I discovered it just now. The user (which I suppose is a bot, as it has been doing nearly 500 edits each 4 minutes) has not edited since then and the bot's controller's user page reads "Semi-Retired", that's why I came here in the first place. What should be done?--Manbemel (talk) 02:25, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Manbemel, please bring this up on GZWDer's talk page first. If you don't get a response you can always come here. Multichill (talk) 08:54, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • P31: I'm going to fix it by autolist, but currently is broken and I'm going to do that later. If this page is fixed you can also do it.
  • Inserts in novels, manga, etc: Several articles' topic is both novels or manga and television dramas based on it. If there're many such item I'm going to remove these incorrect statements.

--GZWDer (talk) 10:35, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

"Several articles' topic is both novels or manga and television dramas based on it" On Wikipedia, maybe, but on Wikidata they should be split. -Ash Crow (talk) 01:14, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Seems like a honest mistake to me, I also found this happen on Wikidata:WikiProject Anime and Manga, people incorrectly use main subject (P921) for genre (P136), I've been busy fixing it, I suggest people to be more careful not to add something they are not familiar with.AldNonUcallinme? 02:44, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

help needed

Please add zh-min-nan:Okinawa Kûn-tó in Q697589, thanks.-- 03:52, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, something goes wrong. I do not succeed to add the link myself. A specific issue with that language? In fact, it seems that there is an issue with all the languages. I cannot add any link for now. Pamputt (talk) 06:40, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
I also find it weird that I cannot edit the item. It is not protected. Looks like a bug or something. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 06:49, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Not sure what the problem was, but I've fixed it by adding a description via a js script which unfroze the page.   Link added Ajraddatz (talk) 06:51, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism by IP and has considerable amount of vandalism history and I think both are accessed by same person. Please take the proper course if seem necessary.--Vyom25 (talk) 09:27, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done Blocked both for a week. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:39, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Property merge request

Please could someone merge Art UK venue ID (P1602) and P1742 (P1742) - I just created the latter, unaware that the request had already been actioned, but not updated. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:34, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Deleted the second as I can't seem to merge them (any admins who can feel free to reverse and do so!). There were two different URLs, so I added the second one with a lower rank to 1602. Ajraddatz (talk) 05:35, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: Thanks; I've resolved the source of the (my!) confusion; they use two sets of identifiers, for galleries (Art UK venue ID (P1602)) and collections (for which I have now created Art UK collection ID (P1751)). I've adjusted the documentation accordingly. Some venues have both types of identifier ( e.g. + ). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:14, 10 March 2015 (UTC)


I hope this is the right place for this.

The articles de:Koreana, es:Koreana, ko:코리아나, no:Koreana, sv:Koreana, and zh:高丽亚那 describe the Korean band Koreana, that sung the song "Hand in Hand" for the 1988 Olympics. However, they are linked with en:Koreana which is about a Filipino TV series named Koreana. It should be "dislinked", unfortunately, I don't find this page here. --Christian140 (talk) 22:01, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Done, thanks for reporting. Next time, you may want to use Special:ItemByTitle in order to find the right item (Site: enwiki; Page: Koreana). Regards, Vogone (talk) 22:24, 10 March 2015 (UTC)


Can someone please stop Mjbmrbot - it is merging nonsense, pages on Wikivoyage to unrelated ones of Wikipedia just by name or by one redirect, thus mixing disambiguations with towns etc. Tried to contact the operator, but still running. Ahoerstemeier (talk) 22:37, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

It sees to have stopped now. Please comment on their pending bot request.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:46, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

vandalism by IP

Special:Contributions/ has only made 9 edits over the last 6 months but all of them seem to be vandalism. I will go back over the edits and make sure all have been fixed but could an admin block them? Filceolaire (talk) 01:55, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Blocked for a year.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:45, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Please block RobotMichiel1972

The usefulness of a task of User:RobotMichiel1972 is being discussed at Wikidata:Project chat#An item for every street?. There has been no response to my request to stop the bot, at the operator's talk page. While I recognise that this is a good-faith effort, please will someone stop the bot (with a block summary noting that no malicious intent is ascribed) until discussion has concluded; or at least until the bot operator confirms that he is aware of it? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:01, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. When another admin feels that the time is right, feel free to unblock. --Rschen7754 13:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
I can not see that much 'controversiality' in my bot edits -except protest from the user above- , and blocking the bot after a being busy with this project after a month of work is quite late. However, I like to see some more opinions (and another admin maybe also), so show your opinion on Wikidata_talk:Requests_for_permissions/Bot/RobotMichiel1972_2. Michiel1972 (talk) 10:32, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Then perhaps you should read Wikidata:Project chat#An item for every street?; and let that community discussion reach conssnsus rather than trying to work round it? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:14, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Merge "Inmigración haitiana en República Dominicana" and "Haitians in the Dominican Republic"

Merge Q17634776 and Q17004194; they are about the same subject.

  Done --AmaryllisGardener talk 19:49, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

D-r Gancho Tsenov - Bulgarian historian

Please, assist us to create an article for the prominent Bulgarian historian (1870 - 1938), Gancho Tsenov.

Gancho Tsenov (1870, Boinica, Bulgaria - 1949, Berlin, Germany)

A prominent Bulgarian historian specialized in lat antic and earliest medieval times.

A deep explorer of the secret archives of the Vatican, Italy.

  1. "Geschichte der Bulgaren", Steiwetz, Berlin, 1917
  2. "Das wissenschaftliche Leben in Bulgarien", статия, "Minerva" (WdeG), Berlin, 6 Sept., 1924.
  3. "Die Abstammung der Bulgaren und die Urheimat der Slaven : eine historisch-philologische Untersuchung über die Geschichte der alten Thrakoillyrier, Skythen, Goten, Hunnen, Kelten u.a.", Cenov, Gančo, Berlin/Leipzig : de Gruyter, 1930
  4. "Geschichte der Bulgaren und der anderen Südslaven von der römischen Eroberung der Balkanhalbinsel bis zum Ende des neunten Jahrhunderts", Dr. Gantscho Tzenoff, Berlin/Leipzig, Walter De Gruyter & Co., 1935
You should direct your request to the Wikipedia.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:43, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Bgwiki has an article on bg:Ганчо Ценов linked to Gančo Cěnov (Q1493681). --Csigabi (talk) 10:54, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Unblock RobotMichiel1972

I ask a moderator to unblock my bot. Discussion in the project chat and a short inventarisation of opinions on Wikidata_talk:Requests_for_permissions/Bot/RobotMichiel1972_2 show sufficient ground to finish the job (which was almost finished anyway, streets starting with V, W, X, Y, Z are yet to create). Note that I and others will actually use these items to populate the 'street' property on many Dutch items. I agree that for future large bot imports another approach should be followed to avoid such 'notability' problems again. Probably my data import was one of the first test cases. Michiel1972 (talk) 20:24, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

I would prefer not to do it myself since I approved the original request, but I do not see any reasons why the bot should not be unblocked and given a chance to finish the task.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:33, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  Done per clear consensus. --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 19:37, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Protect a item

Please protect this item, excessive vandalism. --Matiia (talk) 05:33, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Protected for a week. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:37, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

IP vandalism

User: repeatedly vandalises Q14193225 (also cross-wiki vandalism on de-WP). --Headlocker (talk) 11:13, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done Blocked for 31 hours. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:17, 21 March 2015 (UTC) should link to Spanish'

When trying to edit the language links for I've been told I don't have the rights.

The Spanish article for this game should be linked with the English one:

  Done Andreasm háblame / just talk to me 17:13, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

es:La vida instrucciones de uso

Hi. On the Spanish Wikipedia, I have just rated the article es:La vida instrucciones de uso as a "good article." The instructions tell me that "si tienes 50 ediciones o más en Wikidata, actualiza su estado a artículo bueno, o avísale a un administrador para que pueda hacerlo." I have no idea how to update this article's information here, so would be pleased if someone could do it for me. Thanks. --Jbmurray (talk) 16:42, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Done I hope. In order to find the correct Wikidata item, Special:ItemByTitle usually helps, for adding the "good article" badge, just click edit and hit the badge button right next to the entry you want to mark. Regards, Vogone (talk) 16:50, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

help needed

Please delete Q19595494, the article zh-classical:贾瓦德斋月 in Classical Chinese, zh-classical:Talk:贾瓦德斋月 and zh-classical:Category:贾瓦德斋月. crosswiki conflict of interest; please consider protecting the page as the user will recreate the page. It was written by an IP editer 5.232.XX.XX, and he removed the delete template again and again.--El caballero de los Leones (talk) 03:02, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

@唐吉訶德的侍從:   Done While there was a sitelink on the item, I deleted it because the article was about to be deleted, and it was more Javad Ramezani nonsense. When will it stop I wonder? P.S. I can't delete the article myself because I'm not a sysop there. --AmaryllisGardener talk 03:09, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, the only Administrator on zh-classicalwiki, @Itsmine:, is de facto inactive, but I'll still try Speedy Deletion request. so it's deleted by Stryn. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:15, 27 March 2015 (UTC)


Edit request to MediaWiki:Gadget-autoEdit.js


'surname': 'sv': 'efternamn'
'french commune': 'sv': 'fransk kommun'
'language': 'sv': 'språk'
'Wikimedia disambiguation page': 'sv': 'grensida'
'Wikimedia list article': 'sv': 'listartikel'

to the descriptions, please! -- Innocent bystander (talk) 08:26, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done--Nikosguard talk 12:46, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Page protection requested

Edit war over Q258360. User:Borgatya is pushing his wrong version no matter what. Will someone revert it to the right version, protect the article and warn him? Thanks. --Csigabi (talk) 12:19, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Per my closure of the previous thread here, I've blocked both @Borgatya: and @Laszlovszky_András:. This sort of needless fighting (over descriptions! who cares) adds nothing to this project and needs to stop here. If another admin feels that a week-long block time for edit warring is too much, please change it - I don't think I've ever blocked someone for that in the past. Ajraddatz (talk) 13:39, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Actually, I've looked over this a bit more and unblocked Laszlovszky András, who doesn't appear to have been involved in this dispute before now. Please don't edit war in cases like this - step back and discuss the issue, and raise it here if needed. Ajraddatz (talk) 13:46, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
I've just changed the block settings for Borgatya to prevent him from sending emails, after repeated harassment of me by him since the initial block. As always, another admin is free to review and change my action as desired. Ajraddatz (talk) 15:29, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I feel like you should've left him a block notice on the talk page so he would then know better than to use email for an unblock appeal (the notice would let him know to use the template).--Jasper Deng (talk) 17:32, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
What is the template for that? I'll add it right away. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:37, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: {{Block}} - the point is that he should know to use {{unblock}}.--Jasper Deng (talk) 20:40, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, done. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:49, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

help needed

Please add cdo:Ià-lô-sák-lēng in Q1218. Thanks.-- 08:16, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:25, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Ventosa de la Cuesta

Hi. Recently the article Ventosa de la Cuesta was approved as a good article in Wikipedia in spanish. Could you change its status? Thanks. --5truenos (talk) 11:11, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done. --Stryn (talk) 11:12, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Rose (Doctor Who)

Rose (Doctor Who) is a featured article on the, but I can't put that here. LuizM (talk) 17:30, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done --ValterVB (talk) 18:14, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. LuizM (talk) 23:37, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Protect Q6981132

Could someone protect Naughty Boy (Q6981132) and switch it to a decent version? About two hours ago, heavy vandalism from several sources started on that page. Probably also good to check the IPs and accounts who participated in the vandalism and see what else they have done. --Denny (talk) 03:39, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

@Denny: I just protected the page a week and blocked all the offending accounts, but there are too many IPs to block. All IP addresses used to vandalize here have also been blocked 24 hours each. If anyone thinks my actions are in excess, they are free to revert them but should let me know about it.--Jasper Deng (talk) 04:40, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: Thanks! --Denny (talk) 05:34, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

User creating promotional items

User:TMCnola is creating a large amount of items that have obviously promotional descriptions. Could an admin mass-delete these? Thanks. --Biblioworm 20:08, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Deleted and warned the user. --ValterVB (talk) 20:27, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
FYI, I also nuked his uploads on Commons. Multichill (talk) 21:00, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Reforming admin inactivity RFC closed

Hello all. Just for your information, the RFC about changing administator inactivity criteria was closed by Bene* today. I have updated the specific changes to WD:A. Currently, inactivity is defined as less than five administrator/bureaucrat actions over a six month period. More details can be seen in the RFC. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 17:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)