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Open tasks[edit]

XFD backlog
V Jun Jul Aug Sep Total
CfD 0 0 3 95 98
TfD 0 0 0 23 23
MfD 0 0 1 1 2
FfD 0 0 0 8 8
RfD 0 0 0 12 12
AfD 0 0 0 4 4


Pages recently put under extended-confirmed protection[edit]

Report
Pages recently put under extended confirmed protection (37 out of 5652 total) (Purge)
Page Protected Expiry Type Summary Admin
Jrue Holiday 2023-09-28 00:23 2023-10-05 00:23 edit Persistent violations of the biographies of living persons policy from (auto)confirmed accounts Bagumba
Damian Lillard 2023-09-28 00:02 indefinite edit Violations of the biographies of living persons policy: due to continued problems from WP:CONFIRMED accounts, upgrading to WP:ECP — maybe not for an indefinite duration, but for a considerable while El C
Exodus of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh 2023-09-27 23:51 indefinite edit,move Community sanctions enforcement: Wikipedia:General sanctions/Armenia and Azerbaijan El C
2023 Cricket World Cup 2023-09-27 23:43 2028-02-22 05:24 edit,move Addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content: due to continued problems from WP:CONFIRMED accounts, upgrading to WP:ECP — maybe not for the full duration (Feb 2028), but for a considerable while El C
Godwin Izomor 2023-09-27 18:06 indefinite create Repeatedly recreated: Sockpuppet target, like UPE Liz
Template:Infobox Canada electoral district 2023-09-27 17:59 indefinite edit High-risk template or module: 2501 transclusions (more info) MusikBot II
Unfriendly countries list 2023-09-27 15:20 indefinite edit,move Wikipedia:General sanctions/Russo-Ukrainian War Prolog
Danielle Bux 2023-09-27 14:49 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement: NEWBLPBAN Courcelles
Left-wing Youth (China) 2023-09-27 11:16 indefinite create Repeatedly recreated UtherSRG
Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale 2023-09-27 05:29 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement: upgrade to WP:ECP; WP:ARBIPA El C
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yaroslav Hunka 2023-09-27 04:10 indefinite edit,move Community sanctions enforcement: Wikipedia:General sanctions/Russo-Ukrainian War El C
Wikipedia talk:Articles for deletion/Yaroslav Hunka 2023-09-27 04:06 indefinite edit,move Community sanctions enforcement: Wikipedia:General sanctions/Russo-Ukrainian War: "non-extended-confirmed editors may not make edits to internal project discussions related to the topic area, even within the 'Talk:' namespace" El C
Talk:Estonia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 2023-09-26 23:04 indefinite create Repeatedly recreated Liz
Axyom 2023-09-26 22:47 indefinite create Repeatedly recreated Liz
User talk:Stanmarsh97 2023-09-26 19:23 2023-12-26 19:23 edit instead of TPA removal Zzuuzz
Clif Payne 2023-09-26 18:43 2023-12-26 18:43 edit,move Persistent disruptive editing: COI editing from multiple identities Anachronist
Template:Castlist 2023-09-26 18:00 indefinite edit,move High-risk template or module: 2501 transclusions (more info) MusikBot II
2023 Armenian protests 2023-09-26 14:16 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement WP:GS/AA Rosguill
Madagiz offensive 2023-09-26 14:13 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement, WP:GS/AA Rosguill
Ijumdiya Dominic Wadzani 2023-09-26 10:53 indefinite create Repeatedly recreated UtherSRG
Viktor Sokolov (admiral) 2023-09-25 20:06 2024-09-25 20:06 edit,move Enforcement for WP:GS/RUSUKR; requested at WP:RfPP Daniel Quinlan
Template:Croatian Census 2021 2023-09-25 18:00 indefinite edit,move High-risk template or module: 3019 transclusions (more info) MusikBot II
Laverne Cox 2023-09-25 17:48 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement Courcelles
Subway (restaurant) 2023-09-25 16:08 2023-10-25 16:08 edit,move Persistent vandalism UtherSRG
Vivek Ramaswamy 2024 presidential campaign 2023-09-25 15:41 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement AMPOL2 enforcement, plus sockpuppetry Courcelles
Shaneel Lal 2023-09-25 14:21 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement: GENSEX enforcement Courcelles
Parmar 2023-09-25 12:46 2024-09-25 12:46 edit,move Persistent disruptive editing: WP:CASTE RegentsPark
Yaroslav Hunka 2023-09-25 09:30 indefinite edit,move Arbitration enforcement for WP:CT/EE; requested at WP:RfPP Daniel Quinlan
Bhatia caste 2023-09-25 09:13 indefinite edit,move Contentious topic restriction: WP:GS/CASTE DatGuy
Jeremy Piven 2023-09-24 14:32 2024-09-24 14:32 edit Arbitration enforcement (WP:BLPCT); requested at WP:RfPP Firefangledfeathers
Pawar/Bhoyar 2023-09-24 14:26 2023-10-24 14:25 edit,move Persistent disruptive editing: WP:CASTE RegentsPark
First Republic of Armenia 2023-09-24 11:16 indefinite edit,move Contentious topic restriction: WP:AA2 -- requested at WP:RFPP Favonian
Saleem choudhary 2023-09-24 03:04 indefinite create UPE sock target Anachronist
Saleem Choudhary (politician) 2023-09-24 03:03 indefinite create UPE sock target Anachronist
Saleem Choudhary (Politician) 2023-09-24 03:03 indefinite create UPE sock target Anachronist
Makoons Group Of Schools 2023-09-24 03:02 indefinite create UPE sock target Anachronist
Makoons Pre School 2023-09-24 03:01 indefinite create UPE sock target Anachronist

Consent block templates[edit]

I recently came across the template {{ConsentBlock}}, and the redirects {{Consentblock}} and {{Consent block}}. While the former is a block template in its own right, the latter two redirect to {{VRT block}}.

It seems at least a little strange to me that slight differences in spacing/capitalisation from the name of one template redirect to a different template. I was considering starting a discussion at RfD, but given as it’s only administrators who’ll use these, I thought it’d probably be worth getting some thoughts at AN (either instead of or before RfD).

Best, user:A smart kittenmeow 17:20, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has that VRT block notice ever been used in 17 years?! SN54129 17:35, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It looks like it's used on 3 IP addresses. Secretlondon (talk) 17:41, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
User talk:212.219.177.34 has been blocked since 2010. User talk:209.174.229.138 since 2011. User talk:64.85.181.66 since 2010. Secretlondon (talk) 17:46, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But also, there does not seem to be consensus that these blocks are appropriate (the proposal enabling them explicitly did not have consensus) and this sort of block goes against WP:NOTPUNITIVE. We should be having that discussion. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 17:52, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I feel like there's really no purpose for any of these templates, and they should thus be deleted. --RockstoneSend me a message! 21:56, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

...is still open. There have been no new comments for a week. This is why you guys get your 100% pay increase and a mop. Get to work, and preferably produce a close longer than a paragraph. Otherwise, out of sheer irritation, I might just close it myself. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 19:32, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ew. I think I slept through that so I'm as uninvolved as it gets. I might close it tomorrow afternoon (UTC) if nobody beats me to it (and I'm feeling particularly masochistic). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:31, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kudos to you (or anyone else) tackling that mess. DeCausa (talk) 22:50, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There. Can I have my bonus now if I promise to declare it? ;) HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:40, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well done. I think a bonus equivalent to 10% of your yearly mop salary is in order. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 23:28, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's already listed at WP:CR, and it's not even the oldest RFC listed at CR. There's nothing about that RFC that makes it more urgent than any other, nor does it need to be closed by an admin. This is not why admins have the mop, waiting a week for comments to dry up before closing is not only reasonable but often best practice, and there's no reason to be irritated that this RfC hasn't been closed yet. Someone will close it in the ordinary course. Levivich (talk) 03:12, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can't be serious, Levivich. It's absurd to pretend that a high-profile, high-drama, 3-month long RFC about thousands of articles (with one close vacated a month ago, and any non-admin close almost certain to trigger another round of close review) is no different from a random RFD discussion about one article. 217.180.228.138 (talk) 04:33, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see Levivich saying that, they appear to address the exact context of this discussion not assert that its no different from a random RFD discussion about one article. Horse Eye's Back (talk) 04:49, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Required disclosure for admin paid advising[edit]

There is a proposal at the village pump to add a new COI disclosure requirement for admins. Please see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Required disclosure for admin paid advising. – Joe (talk) 11:19, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The dev gave me 10,000 coins, I'm rich in this game. I'm fuckin' rich! El_C 22:01, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Complaint about Miki Filigranski[edit]

Sock-B-Gone applied.
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

I am a newcomer here. A long time user and finally have time to contribute. My specific area of interest is the noble Zrinski family of Croatia. I have encountered an "editor" with the user name Miki Filigranski who acts in a controlling manner over some Zrinski related articles - he appears to be acting as "boss man".

Wikipedia guidelines say "

Towards me he is neither of those three. He has deleted contributions willy-nilly with minimal reasons given. When I have asked for feedback he ignores me, has deleted Talk comments I have left to resolve this issue and someone has blocked me from editing the article "Subic Family". I assume it is Miki Filigranski , but when I asked him about it he ignores me.

The article in question, which he apparently dominates and controls, over the years has not improved much - which is a shame because the Zrinski family was one of the greatest of Croatian families at the time. He adds "data" which is questionable and when asked to validate, he has ignored me. The issue is specifically his statement "The Šubić family, also known initially as Bribirščić" and he uses a source that does not reference the origins of the name "Bribirščić" - which is a modern invention. That name was never used in any old history books.

I feel like I am being treated in a dismissive and demeaning manner and that is far from "assume good faith" and "be welcoming to newcomers. NikolaZrinski (talk) 14:17, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@NikolaZrinski By bringing this matter to this noticeboard you have fired probably the largest gun that any editor can fire. Was it your intention to use such a large weapon? I make no criticism of your action, I simply wish you to understand it. If this was an error you can correct that by saying so.
Before you dismiss this out of hand, perhaps you ought to be aware of WP:BOOMERANG. I make no comment about it, I am simply raising your awareness. I have no horse in this race. I simply do not like to see new editors arrive in a whole world of pain by accident. What they do on purpose is their business. 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 14:42, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, no matter, you appear to have been blocked. 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 14:45, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AIV is Backed Up[edit]

There are currently 20+ reports at AIV. I am going to start at the top and work down. If someone can start at the bottom and work up we can meet in the middle and clear out the backlog. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:50, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AIV is now clear. Assist is much appreciated. -Ad Orientem (talk) 18:29, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem, glad to help out. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 18:37, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2023 CheckUser and Oversight appointments: candidate appointed[edit]

The Arbitration Committee is pleased to welcome the following editor to the functionary team:

The committee thanks all members of the community who participated and helped bring this process to a successful conclusion.

For the Arbitration Committee, Cabayi (talk) 20:18, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § 2023 CheckUser and Oversight appointments: candidate appointed

RevDel summary[edit]

This IP editor is long gone, hasn't edited in several years, and I wanted to suggest that the summary in [1] be revdeled. The excessive Zalgo is making adjacent text difficult to read in the history page. Aasim - Herrscher of Wikis ❄️ 23:49, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The relevant criteria would be RD3 possibly. Aasim - Herrscher of Wikis ❄️ 23:49, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The button has been pressed. —Cryptic 00:50, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

what's up? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:4040:2DFA:FA00:F5D6:C07D:12A:4379 (talk) 04:28, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

StradBot admin bot BRFA[edit]

Hello all. I have just made a BRFA for StradBot, for a task to automatically update Module:Disambiguation/templates with a list of disambiguation templates and their redirects. Module:Disambiguation/templates is fully protected due to Module:Disambiguation being used on 15.7 million pages, so the bot will require admin permissions to edit the page. Please take a look at the BRFA and let me know if you have any comments, questions, concerns, etc. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 00:37, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]