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Hello, could an uninvolved admin take a look at my Prod nomination here and think about restoring the article/discussing at VfD. Thanks! --Ferien (talk) 14:11, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ferien: Yes check.svgY Done: I, a not so humble muggle, raised Wikiquote:Deletion review#Derek Malone-France and the article's been restored, albeit that DRV awaits closure. My view is that an article nominated for PROD and subsequently deleted as an uncontested expired PROD will be soft deleted by an admin/sysop at the end of 7 days providing that PROD is not obviously spurious, for example if Jimmy Wales was PRODed. Admins will undoubtably warn individuals making spurious PRODs especially if repeatedly doing such nominations and take such warnings or order actions as necessary. To be clear to everyone it is the deleting admin (not the PROD nominator) that takes responsibility for that deletion. However they will not be expected to take more that a cursory glance at the matter and will have seen to have acted in good faith unless they've just deleted Jimbo. It is to the deleting admin that requests for restore of an expired PROD should first be made, in this case UDSCott (which was not directly done in this case) and the expectation is the deleting would immediately restore as a contested PROD which has not had a deletion discussion (barring a good reason not to do this). However unless a very good explanation has been given I would expect the restorer to initiated a VFD discussion would immediately be initiated unless good reasons given or unless the PROD nomination issues have been addressed. (This is as it ought be for a contested PROD). If the deleting admin does not respond or responds with a possibly controversial reason not to restore then in that case then a WQ:DRV should be raised indicating the response or non-response from the from the deleting admin. I would expect a restore to be honoured within a reasonable time span (or a reason why not given) but equally the restorer might choose to initiate a VFD immediately on restore. In general I think I'm seeing a general hestitency in the community to initiate a restore request on an expired PROD, and a good faith reluctance by admins to do such restores on simple request. My view is very much this should be a lightweight simple request that should be simply honored if the requestors can contain themselves from not assuming good faith with others involved. Obviously if admins feel disruptive restore requests are being made warnings etc. should result. The case of a restore of an article deleted a by discussed VFD is obviously completely different. @Robin Loup, Ottawahitech, Peter1c, : in case you are interested. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 10:46, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Create-protect Siavash Shahsavari[edit]

Seems to be the target of sock puppets and cross-wiki abuse. RPI2026F1 (talk) 14:41, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion interference[edit]

I've reverted this vote removal but a sysop might like to review if further action needs to be taken or activities reviewed by checkusers at a global level. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 22:50, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism/Long-term abuse. Tryvix1509 (talk) 04:52, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done by UDScott. Tryvix1509, please put this sort of thing on WQ:VIP in future, this is where reports to block vandal users should be made. Thanks. --Ferien (talk) 23:17, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism. Svartava (talk) 05:38, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svgY Done --Ferien (talk) 07:32, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible issues on Special:UnconnectedPages and reporting difficulties[edit]

My understanding is that the special pages Pages not connected to items contains a list of pages not connected to wikidata items (I'm only interested in the main namespace 0 here). However I seem to have come across a small number of articles which are sitelinked from Wikidata but are not appearing on that list. I have no proof but this may from a glitch about a week ago. I've tried re-doing Mike Gabbard's sitelink from Wikidata but it doesn't seem to help.

  1. Mike Gabbard
  2. Victor Lyngdoh
  3. Launay Saturné
  4. Ousman Badjie
  5. Simon Atallah
  6. Alapati Lui Mataeliga
  7. Victoria Duffield
  8. Fintan Gavin
  9. Mike Moon (politician)
  10. Pedro Pierluisi
  11. Tom Tiffany
  12. Milan Stipić
  13. Liban Yusuf Osman
  14. .. (some may have been missed) ...

Obviously reporting at Wikiquote:Bug reports is no longer possible and reporting is to [Mediazilla] which is now redirected to Wikimedia Phabricator. All tools/central stuff is handled by my alt Deirge Ó Dhaoinebeaga - unfortunately Phabricator seems stuck acknowledging Deirge and requests to send emails are being met with messages such as "Error Our servers are currently under maintenance or experiencing a technical problem. Please try again in a few minutes.See the error message at the bottom of this page for more information. ...". I (actually it would be Deirge) will not use IIRC following a what was negative BLP attitude and experience at that place about 5 years ago when asking for advice doing my first enWP article (some/many were very helpful but one left me swearing I'd never use that place again if that was the attitude to be encountered). I suspect this might magically clear itself at some point. I'm not really wasting any more time on this. Thankyou. -- User:Djm-leighpark(a)talk 06:12, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]