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Block request

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

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

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:

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: KingBaudoin (talk) 18:24, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Very destructive person, please block him, urgent, thanks KingBaudoin (talk) 18:36, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Already Yes check.svgY Done GMGtalk 19:43, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]



—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]

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]
You mean the past seven months, during which time we had countless vandals using IP addresses (the only good edits being from registered users). We must leave absolutely nothing to chance. DawgDeputy (talk) 21:51, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

(Semi-)Protection request

...on the central article of Thomas & Friends. Constant content dispute (such as unsubstantiated cancellation claims, when officially, status of the series is nothing beyond on hiatus), and the fact that if the separate articles for each season and film have had indefinite protection, so should the central article. DawgDeputy (talk) 18:56, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

And block this (sockpuppet) user:
Boober123 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) DawgDeputy (talk) 02:46, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Revdel request

Can someone rev del my IP used ( on User talk:Ottawahitech. Thanks! SHB2000 (talk) 08:45, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Block request

Please block Long-term abuse (see LTA page, global lock already requested). Thanks, --Mtarch11 (talk) 06:01, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for notifying us that. Conquering with you, I placed a one-week long block on this address. --Aphaia (talk) 16:14, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hello! Please protect the page Philosophical pessimism. It is currently the target of a WMF-banned LTA (w:en:WP:LTA/GRP), who is using a proxy service to repeatedly attack the page and try to engage in a mindless revert war that I have no interest in continuing. Thank you! JavaHurricane (talk) 12:18, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

For those who are revert-warring with GRP here: don't do it. He has lots of time to waste in trolling, having nothing else to do that is productive. We have other, productive tasks at hand. Don't waste your precious time in revert-warring with a troll. JavaHurricane (talk) 13:49, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]