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This is a noticeboard for 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 2018/04.






for permissions

for deletions


for deletion

for comment

and imports


a query


Requests for deletions


~27 open requests for deletions.

Requests for unblock


~1 open requests for unblock.

Block of IP[edit]

The IP deletes a lot of links to the wikis. In my opinion this guy is not interested in improving of wikidata. -- MovieFex (talk) 15:07, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

@MovieFex: ✓ Done for 31 hours. Mahir256 (talk) 16:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: It was not the first time today, same procedure on 12. April 2018.[1][2] He will be back ... -- MovieFex (talk) 16:11, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@MovieFex, Mahir256: by looking at Special:Contributions/, you can see that:
  1. the vandal is alone in this IP range
  2. the contributions of were already a comeback
  3. there has been a second comeback, with the same IP, on 19 April 2018
  4. there has been a third comeback, with another IP, on 20 April 2018
Perhaps should be blocked? --NicoScribe (talk) 20:31, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
@MovieFex, NicoScribe: ✓ Done for a week. Let me know if that helps. Mahir256 (talk) 21:59, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
I think that this discussion is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, don't hesitate to replace this template with your comment. --Alaa :)..! 10:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)


Ovagner (talkcontribslogs) keeps adding occupations and celebrity (Q211236) to instance of (P31), despite being asked not to do this since September 2017 (in both English and Russian). Not sure what to do anymore... Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 19:34, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

The user has made no response on their talk page. A block for a few days to try to get a response? Or maybe clarification/confirmation on this policy is needed (do we have a standard page on why humans should always be P31 Q5? ArthurPSmith (talk) 16:03, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Agreed with ArthurPSmith. I have sent him a new message to support yours, Sjoerddebruin. Pamputt (talk) 05:50, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
If you want a response, an indefinite block, with the promise that it may be lifted by an admin, as soon as a response (or the required undertaking) is made, would be appropriate. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:17, 21 April 2018 (UTC)


Someone should have a look at the last changes from this user. Very suspicious changes and uploads of images from the web. --Migebert (talk) 07:52, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Indeed, it appears that almost all edits are wrong. I warned him on his talk page. I let few days to reply us. After that, I think we can undo all edits. Pamputt (talk) 19:20, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

m:WMDE Technical Wishes/Rollback/Feedback round[edit]

A significant change to the rollback function has been proposed above. --Rschen7754 05:15, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Its Artix here[edit]

As you may have noticed, Rschen7754 thought it would be good, and perhaps appropriately, block me for sockpuppetry, and cross wiki in a freakout if I may add.

Im honestly repentant of the sockpuppetry here on wikidata and across WMF sites. In the end, Im still working on a method to come back, specifically on enwiki where it originated, and edit out reservations whatsoever.

Serious matters the important thing.

I still have numerous edits I would like to make and contribute to. As you may have known, I have produced a ton of edits through translations for China, Indonesia, France, and Morocco. I think I've done a good job so far and I would like to honestly continue. There were honestly about 20% of the way done, as of now, and would like to continue. It is a work in progress and I would honestly like to finish sometime in the future, preferably in the near future. As I continue to work on it, the amount of edits will continue to grow as people continue to reply to my inquires.

The real meat, I, Artix Kreiger, am hoping for a shot of redemption on wikidata. None of the edits were vandalism, spam, but of sockpuppetry. Despite the deception, this is the internet after all, None were of malice as for good and beneficial edits. Thus, I am submitting to the admin corpus for a shot at redemption and one chance back to the community to finish the translation projects. My list of translations can be found at User_talk:

Thanks 12:29, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

  • This appeal comes way too soon, in my opinion, from someone who has been caught multiple times with sock accounts. I would be more inclined to support an appeal in at least six months with no socking and no evasion of the blocks. I'm voting decline. --Rschen7754 17:59, 21 April 2018 (UTC)


Ever since I blocked Succu [3] he has repeatedly been making negative comments about me in multiple venues: [4][5][6][7][8]. While I could simply ignore the pings in preferences, I do not think that this death by a thousand cuts sort of behavior should be tolerated on this wiki. Any thoughts? --Rschen7754 20:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

What did I wrong? I think admins should help to settle conficts. Maybe I'm wrong. But this is done at dewiki for ages. --Succu (talk) 20:29, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
We are all volunteers and should be treated with respect, and not have attacks made against their/our character. We are all volunteers and not required to do anything. If I chose to never make another edit again, there is nothing that Wikimedia could or should do about it, and that goes for any editor. Furthermore, Wikidata:Administrators does not say anything about dispute resolution. As a general statement, it is not our responsibility to teach editors how to communicate with others in a productive matter if they are ultimately unwilling or unable to do so.
I do not think our procedures for dispute resolution are sufficient for now or the future (all we have is Wikidata:Project chat which has too many threads), but that is not an excuse for edit warring, incivility, etc. --Rschen7754 20:56, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
So pinging you is not respectful? A volunteer --Succu (talk) 21:03, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Repeatedly, and asking me virtually the same questions over and over, and making some comment about my character? No. --Rschen7754 21:09, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
As a neutral contributor, I would say that I support Rschen7754. He wrote better than me why Succu should change how he interacts with other users, and especially Rschen7754. I hope the previous message by Rschen7754 will be useful in order everybody contribute peacefully. Pamputt (talk) 13:07, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Succu's unblock request[edit]

Four days ago, Succu was blocked by User:Jasper Deng for one month due to the report filed by User:Rschen7754 in this section and the short conversation here as well; see User talk:Succu#Blocked 2 for details.

Succu has requested {{Unblock}}, and I ask other admins to evaluate their request. It has a somewhat unusal form, since Succu refers to a discussion (in German language) which I started on their talk page after the block was issued. During that conversation Succu clearly described for which reasons the block shall be reconsidered to their opinion. —MisterSynergy (talk) 18:57, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Q692[edit]

Please semi-protect William Shakespeare (Q692) - very popular theme, frequent IP vandalism. As it is 7th block, please consider indef protection.--Jklamo (talk) 13:21, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jklamo: ✓ Done Mahir256 (talk) 16:39, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
I think that this discussion is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, don't hesitate to replace this template with your comment. --Alaa :)..! 10:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Q4200831[edit]

Please semi-protect Eduardo Inda (Q4200831) frequent IP vandalism. Triplecaña (talk) 10:51, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done --Lymantria (talk) 13:41, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
I think that this discussion is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, don't hesitate to replace this template with your comment. --Alaa :)..! 20:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

"Todd Howard" (Q2606967)[edit]

Semiprot, target of Tumblr meme campaign related to Todd Howard on enwiki leaving semi-protection today (Now extended to indef). Related vandalism on enwiki has resulted in at least 8 additional articles being semiprotected. -- ferret (talk) 12:35, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Most vandalism seems recent. Semiprotected for 6 months. Lymantria (talk) 13:43, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
I think that this discussion is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, don't hesitate to replace this template with your comment. --Alaa :)..! 20:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Avreart (talkcontribslogs)[edit]

Sorry to bother Wikidata with this nuisance. It's sock a serial sock-puppeteer named Krajoyn, who got himself community banned over at en-Wiki. Now he's gone on a killing spree on the Wikidata offshoots of my article renamings. Favonian (talk) 19:03, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@Favonian: Take your request to m:SRG. In the meantime Avreart will be blocked here. Mahir256 (talk) 19:11, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Done. Thanks! Favonian (talk) 19:18, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: Now we have Blancyon (talkcontribslogs), already reported to the stewards. Would it be possible to get rollback rights? Knowing Krajoyn, this will probably become a recurring event. Favonian (talk) 19:30, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Favonian: Request rollback here. Mahir256 (talk) 19:39, 25 April 2018 (UTC)