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Please update MediaWiki:Gadget-markAdmins-data.js (removal of former steward)

User:BRPever has resigned from the steward team. Please update the MediaWiki page. Thank you for your attention. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 14:01, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I am guessing it needs an interface admin to edit. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 09:39, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Minorax:, could you update the page by any chance? TIA, --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 09:39, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I've done this change. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 11:14, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
By the way, any admin can request via RFP to have interface admin rights added. They'll need to ask on Meta for a Steward to grant the permission as there are no local 'crats. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 11:17, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Alternatively, this can be changed to json so any admin can edit. Just like the one on meta. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 05:33, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I think converting into json sounds like a better solution to me. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 11:11, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MarcGarver: Does this need a nomination or would a simple request for limited IA suffice? SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 11:12, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I think a simple request is adequate. The page reads "Bureaucrats may grant or remove interface administrator access to any current administrator requesting access at the Wikibooks:Requests for permissions. Requests must remain open for a minimum of 24 hours for community review." The specification of just a 24 hour wait time indicates that this is at the discretion of the Bureaucrat / Steward and is made public for awareness rather than a vote or debate. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 11:52, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Special:Contributions/196.20.217.229

Possible w:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Projects case. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 08:52, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Done undid and revdel. Thanks! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 12:08, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Concerns of recent out-of-scope BLPs at English Wikibooks etc. (CU/steward needed?)

@MarcGarver, Xania: May I have your attention here? I have recently found several accounts (Special:Contributions/Wikillo1, Special:Contributions/Mujeeb_kayode, Special:Contributions/Kabiru_Oyebode) making similar out-of-scope BLPs with similar edit patterns (same region, similar occupations, use personal photos, etc.). Can this be a coincidence, or are these accounts related to each other? MathXplore (discusscontribs) 01:28, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@MarcGarver: I have requested global lock for Special:CentralAuth/Mujeeb_kayode. Another account with similar actions can be seen at Special:CentralAuth/Adedeji_Damianooh. As steward, you may want to take a look. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 01:50, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, there are several other connected accounts which I have locked. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 08:44, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MarcGarver: Thank you for your previous responses. I found another out-of-scope BLP creator in our project from the same region (Special:Contributions/Isiaka_Azeez). Can this be related to the users that are already locked? MathXplore (discusscontribs) 07:02, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

User:‎64.114 etc

I don't understand what this user is doing and why he is creating so many templates. Currently blocked from creating new pages as a precaution. Xania     talk 05:09, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I deleted all their templates. Many of them are copied from some other wiki and are unattributed. Happy to undelete all of them if need be (though it would need to be done using attribution, ofc). --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 08:43, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

User:Astrologer Vinayak bhatt

Possible spam but the author is repeating SD tag removal. Please take care of the page. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 08:10, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

  Done – blocked and locked. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 11:40, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Special:Contributions/156.193.229.151

Possible w:WP:LTA/GRP case, please check their edits. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 07:39, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Yes, that is them. Nonetheless,   Done by Kittycataclysm. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 22:16, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Special:Contributions/Saeedghafary1

Possible non-English spam, please check their edits. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 07:50, 8 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Blocked for spamming—thank you! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 12:08, 8 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Religion of Islam and Special:Contributions/Michael_STP (Alert of possible block/lock evasion of Special:Contributions/Germany_Poul_Ah)

@MarcGarver: May I have your attention here? I noticed that the Religion of Islam (one of the many deleted GPA creations) has been reinstated (was there a discussion about this?). If the deleted revisions closely match with the current one, we may need to consider this as a possible block/lock evasion. I have checked the creator's global edits. They are based in fawiki and here, as same as GPA. Please see Wikibooks:Reading room/Administrative Assistance/Archives/2023/December (reported by User:Kittycataclysm) and Wikibooks:Reading room/Administrative Assistance/Archives/2023/October (reported by me) for similar incidents. Thank you for your attention. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 14:03, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

CheckUser confirms this is a sock of the same person. I will block / lock / delete. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 16:30, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply