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Please feel free to report incidents, a complaint about an administrator, or anything you want administrators to be aware of.

Please be aware that these pages aren't the place to bring disputes over content or requests for a mediation between another editor and you — we aren't referees. You are better to talk with that editor by mail or on talk, or ask other editors their opinion on Village pump.

The chief purpose of this page is to allow admins to ask each other for help and/or information, to communicate ideas, and for admin talk to happen.

However, any user of Wikiquote may post here. Admins are not a club of elites, but normal editors with some additional technical abilities. Anyone is free to use it to talk to admins as a group. Please feel free to leave a message.

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Block request[edit]

Please block these accounts, vandalism at User talk:Neptune, the Mystic. Stang (talk) 21:03, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would also like to have my talk page protected from IP attacks. Thank you! --Neptune, the Mystic (talk) 21:33, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I protected your talk page on enwiki just now (let me know if you'd like it lifted) - hopefully someone is online here too. :) Antandrus (talk) 21:44, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Stang: with all due respect, User:Neptune, the Mystic has not contributed any content to this WQ (I believe?). The storm of comments that your note here precipitated is drowning out content contributions by many good faith editors. Unless Neptune is considering building content here I believe the best solution is for him/her is to find another outlet. Respectfully. Ottawahitech (talk) 22:28, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ottawahitech: Messages will be left on Neptune's talk page regardless of whether he actually contributes to content here. This vandal (linked) is just trying to find another talk page to message him on. --Ferien (talk) 22:40, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ferien: Why does User:Neptune, the Mystic worry about what happens on their talkpage at en-WQ if they are not contributing here and not known by the locals? No-one else cares, I think? Ottawahitech (talk) 22:50, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It does fill up their notification feed for starters, and this vandal will also end up vandalising other pages on this wiki, this page will probably next. Ferien (talk) 22:55, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ferien: With power comes responsibility. wmf-admins are no different than real-life politicians in this respect. Individuals who are given the discretionary power to block others, delete other's work, should be accountable to the community at large. Having to put up with lots of notification feeds is a small price to pay. IMIO, YMMV, Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 06:09, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ottawahitech, still it is an issue, and harassment from a WMF-banned editor over some reverted edits is not something someone should have to receive. --Ferien (talk) 19:40, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Page protection[edit]

Hello, don't know where to request page protection here so posting it on Admins Noticeboard. This page needs protection. I checked the page history, the IP editor has been vandalizing the page since May 2021. Lightbluerain (talk) 11:17, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

No Admin active?!🤷 Lightbluerain (talk) 18:09, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GreenMeansGo:, perhaps you are active. Lightbluerain (talk) 17:27, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I semi-protected it for a year. Ruslik0 (talk) 20:36, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Lightbluerain (talk) 19:01, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • I see that User:Ruslik0 is not an admin on WQ. Is it policy on WQ that editors such as wmf-stewards are allowed to carryout admin duties? If so, which other types of wmf-officials are allowed to do that? Is this documented anywhere? Just curious, Ottawahitech (talk) 16:10, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    @Ottawahitech: If there aren't any admins responding to reports like above and the situation is more of an emergency then yes I think stewards can take action. However I'm not sure if a whole year's protection was necessary here considering the IPs are all in the same /64 range (which isn't a big deal to block), where a long-term block can be placed that would stop vandalism on all the pages they are vandalising without affecting innocent users... --Ferien (talk) 09:56, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hacked / Block request[edit]

Can someone look at my profile? User:KingBaudoin It seems to be hacked?

Its says:

King cyber sindicate. HACKED: In the 2010s, personal data belonging to millions of Facebook users was collected without their consent by British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, predominantly to be used for political advertising.

With this suspicious link, don't click it, it's probably a virus: https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/

How do i change it? KingBaudoin (talk) 18:20, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

already found how to change it, this is the person that changed the text of the template, please block this account, thanks: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/136.158.41.175 KingBaudoin (talk) 18:24, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Very destructive person, please block him, urgent, thanks https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Larry_Page&diff=3036172&oldid=3036170 KingBaudoin (talk) 18:36, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Already Yes check.svgY Done GMGtalk 19:43, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

BLOCK REQUEST URGENT[edit]

THIS USER KEEPS VANDALISNG WIKIQUOTE, PLEASE BLOCK HIM!

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/136.158.41.175

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by KingBaudoin (talkcontribs) 20:57, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Blocked by Ninguable. --Ferien (talk) 09:50, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

62.252.201.33[edit]

Excessive vandalism. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh (talk) 14:17, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

And (semi-)protect The Wiggles (band) for much longer a period of time than previously (which was only one week, which was never going to stop IP users from vandalizing). DawgDeputy (talk) 23:49, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The IP above is the only IP that has vandalised that page in the past two months or so. Why semiprotect if it will affect innocent users? --Ferien (talk) 09:49, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]