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Welcome to the Administrative Assistance reading room. You can request assistance from administrators for handling a variety of problems here and alert them about problems which may require special actions not normally used during regular content editing. Please be patient as administrators are often quite busy with either their own projects or trying to perform general maintenance and cleanup.

You can deal with most vandalism yourself: fix it, then warn the user. If there is repeated vandalism by one user, lots of vandalism on a single page, or vandalism from many users, tell an admin here, or in #wikibooks (say !admin to get attention).

For more general questions and assistance that doesn't require an administrator, please use the Assistance Reading Room.

Special:Contributions/45.224.182.210

Global contributions suggest possible xwiki abuse, please check their Wikijunior creations in this project. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 01:21, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Addressed—thank you! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 03:21, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Special:Contributions/2600:1003:B000:0:0:0:0:0/41

I suggest a range block for this range, many vandalism from here. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 04:02, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

This range includes Special:Contributions/2600:1003:B03B:C3F:0:1:85AA:1E01 (latest vandal). MathXplore (discusscontribs) 14:42, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done for 1 month. Thanks! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 15:03, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

User talk:Googletictactoe

Dear admins, I have 2 questions here. First, is this an acceptable usage of the user talk page feature? Second, is this username acceptable? The username is named after a famous company. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 11:32, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@MathXplore:, No (the page has been deleted) and yes. Just because it's named after a company doesn't make it inappropriate. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 12:34, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, not appropriate. I blocked them indef for their inappropriate username and the fact that they're clearly not here to build Wikibooks. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 13:23, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@SHB2000: Perhaps I'm missing something, but why would "Googletictactoe" be inappropriate? I see it as no difference to something like "MicrosoftFan"... Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 13:25, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
It's the name of an actual game (the name is very deceptive); I had to search this one up before blocking. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 13:35, 6 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Protection for highly visible templates

I request the indefinite semi-protection of Template:Formatting (120+ tranclusions), Template:Featured book (150+ transclusions), Template:Navbox, Template:Anchor, Template:Nowrap, Template:Book search, Template:Mbox, and Template:Ombox (500+ transclusions). MathXplore (discusscontribs) 00:54, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I think I got all of these—thank you! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 02:32, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Template:Department:Reserved/default

I think this template also needs indefinite semi-protection. It has 500+ transclusions. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 13:00, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@MathXplore:   Done Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 14:44, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Dialysis Machine

Special:Contribs/Dialysis Machine include some disturbing edit comments if any admin could go through them and hide the disturbing ones. Jonteemil (discusscontribs) 19:32, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

And also Special:Log/User:Dialysis Machine. Jonteemil (discusscontribs) 20:04, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
  Done Cheers —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 23:08, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, maybe the one at {{Anchor}} as well though? Jonteemil (discusscontribs) 01:27, 17 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Special:Contributions/CPM-1436 and User:CPM-1436/sandbox

Spam-only account. Please delete the sandbox. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 11:46, 20 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

  DoneKittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 14:26, 20 July 2024 (UTC)Reply