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This is a noticeboard for all matters requiring administrator attention. IRC channel: #wikidata connect
On this page, old discussions are archived. An overview of all archives can be found at this page's archive index. The current archive is located at 2015/07.

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Please keep an eye on Richard Simmons (Q498019), user is faking sources and removing valid sources (not the best, but replacing correct values doesn't seem right to me). Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 11:48, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

They've been doing the same to other items too, including Robin Williams (Q83338). There was also a different IP (which puts in the same city with the same provider) editing Robin Williams (Q83338) too a couple of weeks ago with the same style of editing. - Nikki (talk) 13:01, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm getting sick of these people who are trying to make our quality of data even worse. Nothing was imported, it's a misleading reference. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 13:04, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
User doesn't seem to want a discussion, he emptied his talk page. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 13:39, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
The IP was blocked on enwiki for "long-term" abuse. --- Jura 13:48, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Asked the blocking sysop for more information about this LTA. I don't want that he/she makes more damage to this project. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 17:11, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

I investigated the things this user is editing further and found a string of IPs (all of which puts in Arizona with Cox Communications as the ISP) editing here demonstrating the same pattern of editing (primarily linking lots of stubs they've created for an item, but also restoring their versions when people revert their edits and removing or replacing references with "imported from English Wikipedia"):

There are some gaps. I'm not sure if they just weren't active then, or if they were using a different IP that I haven't spotted yet.

I started looking at their contributions on Wikipedia too. I've already come across problems involving them on frpwiki (the first one I looked at):

- Nikki (talk) 02:05, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

By checking why some of the sitelinks were deleted, I came across this bs:Razgovor:Richard Simmons. --- Jura 14:15, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Disruption at Template:Authority control properties[edit]

Further to a report I filed here last month, I'm sad to say that User:Kolja21 has again removed ORCID (P496) from the "International" section of {{Authority control properties}}, with an edit summary falsely accusing me of spamming. The same user still has a personal attack on their user page, accusing me of "massive PR". I one again request admin intervention to prevent their disruptive behaviour. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:02, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Viewing random revisions, seems ORCID was in international previously. As such I have reverted to the status quo and in my reversion asked for a consensus to be reached. If this continues, I may decide to sysop protect the template as it seems it is a point of controversy and a source of disruption for several editors and does not contribute positively to the project every time an edit is made without consensus or countless edit wars. John F. Lewis (talk) 13:13, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
@John F. Lewis: Thank you. Now would you please addresses the false accusations? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:15, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
I've asked them to stop. At the moment I don't feel it goes to the level of needing full intervention from an administrator but definitely is not constructive and makes the environment toxic. John F. Lewis (talk) 13:22, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Pigsonthewing has been asked several times to stop his massive PR campaign for ORCID. It is not enough for him that ORCID - a social media account more like Facebook than LCAuth identifier (P244) - is part of Template:Authority control properties, ORCID must be in shown in the first line.[1] [2] He didn't edit this template except for promoting ORCID. It's now the second time Pigsonthewing is misusing the administrators' noticeboard to force his campaign. Imho this proves that he is not the right person as a Wikipedian in Residence. --Kolja21 (talk) 15:02, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Are you sure John F. Lewis there is no COI by Mr. ORCID? --Succu (talk) 21:54, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
@Kolja21: As I said in the previous section that was on AN... "well after looking at Template:Authority control properties for possibly the first time if you are going to remove ORCID shouldn't you also remove ResearcherId for the same reason?". IMO both should be left and they should be jointly discussed rather than this silly fighting.... If the reason for removal is that anyone can have one and that they are "a social media account more like Facebook" and the community consensus is not to include such things on the template then remove them. Otherwise keep them.. ·addshore· talk to me! 16:22, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
This one single template is not the problem. Nobody would care. What Wikipedians dislike are Pigsonthewings ORCID edits in Arabic WP, Portuguese WP, Tagalog WP, Russian WP, Finnish WP, Vietnamese WP and dozens more Wikipedias. He doesn't speak any of those languages and promotes ORCID and his personal ORCID homepage in English. If he is criticised he reacts aggressively. That's the problem. --Kolja21 (talk) 22:52, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Is the problem caused by any actions by the user on Wikidata, or only on those local Wikipedia's? In the latter case, it are local matters and not Wikidata matters. If the template isn't the problem, then why an edit war on the template? Mbch331 (talk) 07:19, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Well I haven't seen any discussion about that category on the Finnish Wikipedia, so I would not say that Finnish Wikipedia dislikes his edits. And personally I can't say my opinion about those categories (fi:Luokka:Wikipedian käyttäjien auktoriteettitunnisteet) because I don't know why should user pages contain those authority control links. Well, I'm going to start a discussion locally on fiwiki about that, since it's not a Wikidata matter. --Stryn (talk) 13:49, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Without wanting to get into sides in this debate, it's very misleading to describe ORCID as a "social media account". It's an identifier, albeit an unusual one in that it can be user-created rather than always externally assigned. It's also about the only non-commercial academic identifier out there, and for that alone it's potentially very useful. Andrew Gray (talk) 18:24, 16 July 2015 (UTC)


Please protect the above. Already protected at eswiki. --- Jura 05:37, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done. Jared Preston (talk) 07:09, 14 July 2015 (UTC)


Could someone take care of it? --- Jura 12:21, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Matěj Suchánek (talk) 12:39, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

International Amateur Theatre Association - greek translation[edit]


I would like to add the greek translation of the article International Amateur Theatre Association to the Wikidata entering this [3] site, but the system doesn't allow such actions. Could you please help me with that? I would be grateful Φιλοτεχνικός Όμιλος Μυτιλήνης "ο Θεόφιλος" (talk) 14:08, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Added the link. I looked at the abuse filter log, and it seems that you tried to add a badge to the item, not a link. --Stryn (talk) 14:10, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Christian Cueva (Q648744)[edit]

Could someone protect Christian Cueva (Q648744) please? It seems to be attracting vandalism from various IPs at the moment. - Nikki (talk) 05:12, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Protected for 1 month. Pamputt (talk) 05:14, 17 July 2015 (UTC)


Looks like Special:Contributions/ --- Jura 09:08, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Looks like what?--Ymblanter (talk) 11:44, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
The first IP address looks like the same user as the second (and currently blocked) IP address, because they're making the same kinds of edits from the same ISP. - Nikki (talk) 11:45, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

It's now at Special:Contributions/, but Nikki seems to be cleaning up already. --- Jura 19:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

I've commented on their talk page (not that I'm expecting them to stop, given that the previous IP address didn't stop when asked). - Nikki (talk) 08:04, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


User:CzechoBot is currently flooding recent changes with unpatrolled edits but doesn't seem to have a bot flag. - Nikki (talk) 11:44, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/CzechoBot is probably a more useful link. - Nikki (talk) 11:46, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
User has been blocked, until there is a request for botflag active and test edits need to be made. I posted a message on the talk page as the owner isn't clear (both userpage and talkpage were empty). Mbch331 (talk) 11:50, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Found the owner on bewiki, left a message on his/her talkpage there to visit the talkpage of the bot here. Mbch331 (talk) 11:53, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Oversight update[edit]

Hi everyone,

I have submitted my resignation as an oversighter today. While I still surpass all formal activity requirements for my administrator and oversighter rights, I am unable to be active enough to fulfill requests (especially on IRC), and I think that the spot should go to someone who is more active. I am retaining my administrator rights.

I am grateful to the community for their overwhelming trust and support over the last two years. And, we probably need a new oversighter, so I would encourage those with the right experience to apply! --Rschen7754 04:59, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the work you have done these two last years and happy contributions for the rest Face-smile.svg Pamputt (talk) 06:04, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
😩 Thanks for your work. We will have 2 oversighters and I hope that someone who is active will apply for OS. Stryn (talk) 11:05, 20 July 2015 (UTC)


Possible sock of Tamawashi.--GZWDer (talk) 05:23, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

(Re) approval of the ProteinBoxBot on adding information on Genes on Wikidata[edit]

Upon a discussion in the notice board, we were requested not to add anything through our bot (ProteinBoxBot), until we got (re)approved. We took the opportunity to completely overhaul the bot code. The code is now ready and tested (i.e. we ran the requested test runs. We are eager to proceed with our efforts in enriching wikidata with info on genes. Is it enough to get reapproved, or do I need to take some additional steps? Andrawaag (talk) 15:46, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

@Andrawaag: Hello. On the English Wikipedia side, I am interested in this information being put into Wikidata as part of a project to include this information in English Wikipedia by route of Wikidata. This is being discussed on English Wikipedia. I am at hand to comment further. I cannot say anything about the mechanics of the bot because I do not understand it, but I can say that I support the idea of giving English Wikipedia access to this information. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Oversight/Sjoerddebruin[edit]

I've accepted a nomination for oversight access, here is a neutral notification as requested on that page. You can find the request here. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 15:49, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


Eu gostaria que você proteja os dois artigo que foi recentemente editado por mim primeiro Patrícia Poeta, Willian Bonner. AliadoG (talk) 16:23, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata hasn't got any articles, only items. Patrícia Poeta = Patrícia Poeta (Q3370128) and Willian Bonner doesn't have an item. And q3370128 doesn't look like it needs protection. If you need to Wikiquote articles to be protected, you need to contact an admin over there. Mbch331 (talk) 16:49, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


This looks like another sockpuppet of Tamawashi. The account was created a few hours ago and has already made several hundred edits to administrative regions, just like #Special:Contributions.2F80.134.89.98 above was doing (@GZWDer: pinging you since you started that section). This edit to a Kosovan municipality on enwiki restores a version of a page which was originally created by a suspected sockpuppet and the last edits by before they were blocked were also to Kosovan municipalities. They've also commented on Talk:Q56061 pointing out cases where edits by were reverted.

Also, unrelated to this, but thanks to everyone who supported my admin nomination. :)

- Nikki (talk) 02:06, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

@Nikki: w:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Tobias Conradi.--GZWDer (talk) 04:49, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
I blocked them indef, since they were quacking too loudly on en.wp--Ymblanter (talk) 13:06, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Eldizzino (talkcontribslogs)[edit]

@Ymblanter: This account should be blocked as a sock.--GZWDer (talk) 02:19, 28 July 2015 (UTC)