Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard

This is the page to request attention from test administrators, administrators and bureaucrats. Note what they can do.

Administrators can:

  • protect and unprotect pages
  • delete and undelete pages
  • delete images and other uploaded files
  • block and unblock users
  • edit the interface and other protected pages
  • use the built-in rollback functionality

Test administrators can do the same (except protecting and unprotecting pages), but only within their tests (therefore they cannot edit the interface).

  • Exception: As rollback is only appropriate to use in cases of vandalism, test-administrators can use that feature anywhere they see vandalism.

Bureaucrats can do all the above, as well as:

  • grant administrator/bureaucrat status
  • grant/revoke test-administrator status
  • grant/revoke bot flags
  • rename users [now mostly obsolete in favor of global accounts and unified login]

Note: Only Stewards may remove adminship or bureaucratship. If you want this to be done go to Requests for permissions at the Meta-Wiki.

If there is no response, you may wish to try the IRC channel, #wikimedia-incubator.

  • For deletion requests, use I:RFD for test deletions and {{delete}} for speedy deletions.
  • For user rights (admins, test-admins, bots, ...) or renamings, see I:A.

Current noticesEdit

Please place notices at the bottom of this section.


"Bogus" filterEdit

Hi. I was trying to create the user talk page of a globally blocked IP address. I was informing them they were globally blocked, but the filter above named arrived. It disallowed my action. Can you help, please? --2601:647:6516:18E6:84B5:A861:6C99:57FF 20:00, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

There is absolutely no need to do so. Praxidicae (talk) 20:02, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

User:Atascadero4593Edit

Seems NOTHERE too after meta VOA block. For assistance. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:03, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

It is not appropriate to write random word content on another user's userpage, and to insert strange content into the page. I have blocked their account. --Sotiale (talk) 12:35, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you. :) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:36, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

User:1.42.98.67Edit

Not sure why this user is creating such short contentless page. Nuke? Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:05, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 12:33, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you. :) They seemed to create 2 more but that's before your warning, hope they will stop creating the pages after the warning. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:35, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/95.216.60.147Edit

Please block; vandalism. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 16:40, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 21:27, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

ojp code doesn't workEdit

ISO639-3 code for Old Japanese exists as "ojp", but it doesn't work here. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by セリック (discussioncontribs) 14:04, 10 April 2022 (UTC).

It's an extinct language, so it's not allowed. --MF-W {a, b} 18:15, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

1.43.44.206Edit

Creating Empty page --MdsShakil (talk) 11:17, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Blocked for 1 week, pages nuked. --MF-W {a, b} 13:19, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Protect User talk:DvdantEdit

because of vandalism, sockpuppetry, and long-term abuse. EthanGaming7640 16:37, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

And User talk:Antandrus4 EthanGaming7640 16:38, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Not needed, he would just move to a different page. --MF-W {a, b} 20:20, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Interface page for wy/mrEdit

I am requesting move for pages I have created/imported from other wikis to mediawiki namespace. Special:PrefixIndex/User:QueerEcofeminist/pages4wyif/ these are pages I want interface admin to move to relevant namespace and names. If there is something more needed to be done before you move them, let me know. thanks for the help in advance. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 13:32, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

@MF-Warburg, Can you help me in this? Sorry I could see only you in active IA on this page, so pinging you. Let me know if I need to make any changes before you move them? QueerEcofeminist (talk) 16:44, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
The first two ones are supposed to become MediaWiki:Wy/mr/... pages, correct? What functions do they supply that are currently needed? About the gadgets, I don't think prefixes work for them, but they can be available as general Incubator gadgets, I suppose. --MF-W {a, b} 23:43, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg right, actually while creating I have kept the full page name as it is. but here it will be all different.
  • MediaWiki:Wy/mr/Common.css
  • MediaWiki:Wy/mr/Common.js
So your saying gadgets don't need prefixes? but they will be for all the projects and those who need it can avail?
Now, I am not sure these gadgets will work here or not as there might be other pages/modules needed for them. But till we have these pages I won't know that. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 04:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
I can see gadgets files for wp/bgn and wp/khw. Obviously, I couldn't check whether its working or not but there are gadgets pages with prefix. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 04:54, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
@QueerEcofeminist: As far as I understand, all of these are exact copies of the same pages on the English Wikivoyage, correct? Have you tested them (in your common.js) to check that they work as they should in the Incubator? If not, please do that first. Then, if they work like they should here, we should include them with mw.loader.load directly from the English Wikivoyage in MediaWiki:Wy/mr/Common.js, so that they stay in sync with the originals. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:40, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
@Jon Harald Søby, I will try in my common js and get back here soon. Thanks for the heads up. QueerEcofeminist (talk) 05:50, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Impossible to create a new pageEdit

Hi! I wanna know why the Montenegrin Wikipedia does not allow me to create a new article, but writes about some ISO code. What should I do? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheHistoryOFEUROPE (discussioncontribs) 11:43, 19 April 2022 (UTC).

@TheHistoryOFEUROPE See above, there's already a section discuss this matter. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:15, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

A bug with the editor on Incubator (| pipe symbols are being automatically added before links)Edit

I'm experiencing a weird bug that has never happen on a different Wikimedia project. You can see me removing them on an article in this edit, but this keeps happenening on almost every link every time I start editing a page, and during every such edit I have to make sure to remove somehow automatically added pipe symbols from affected links. There are new pipe links being automatically added for every edit made (i.e. Wy/hbs/Brisel becomes [[|Wy/hbs/Brisel]] and breaks the link). Has anyone experienced this bug here, and where should I submit a bug report if I can? -Vipz (talk) 15:55, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

Quick update: I'm not sure yet if it 100% stopped, but they don't seem to be added after disabling AddPrefix gadget in preferences. I'll post another update if I still experience this bug. -Vipz (talk) 16:12, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
@Vipz: I am working on a replacement for the AddPrefix gadget that fixes this issue (and a slew of other issues). It should be ready soon, I hope. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:16, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
That's great to hear, however here I am with a quick update... it happened once again with the gadget off. No idea what could be causing it. -Vipz (talk) 22:06, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
@Vipz: Are you sure it happened while you were editing, and that it hadn't happened to you (or someone else) on the previous save before you started editing? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:14, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
@Jon Harald Søby: the symbols happen to be added to the source code at the moment of clicking Edit and seeing it, not during the edit or after saving. See me removing a couple of ||| in this edit. I was the only one editing that page at the time. -Vipz (talk) 21:28, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
The ones you are removing there were added in these 3 edits by another user (who probably had the gadget enabled at the time), so it's safe to say it's not coming from your end when you have the gadget disabled. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 06:54, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Accidental IP editEdit

Hi, I accidentally made an IP edit to my talk page while being logged out of my account. I'd rather not have my IP visible, so would it be possible to get it removed and if so, how would I go about doing that? --YoungstownToast (talk) 16:54, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

I hid it. For the future, it might be advisable to not post the request itself publicly, but to e-mail an admin. --MF-W {a, b} 20:17, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Wy/hbs Latin-Cyrillic converter in the futureEdit

There is an ongoing effort to support Latin -> Cyrillic converting for Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia, if and when that is implemented, can it be used on Serbo-Croatian Wikivoyage as well? One of my concerns is that the latter was requested with the ISO-639 -3 code [hbs] instead of the one that our other projects use with ISO-639 -1 [sh], could that be an obstacle? I would have personally preferred keeping everything consistent with the latter code, but I'm not the requester. P.S. sorry if this is not the right place to ask, redirect me if so, thank you. -Vipz (talk) 19:19, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

@Vipz: Yes, if it is approved, we will import it to shwikivoyage and not hbswikivoyage. There is already enough of a mess with language code redundancy/overlap in MediaWiki/Wikimedia, so we're not gonna create more of that unless it's absolutely necessary.
And using the same converter – when it exists – for Wikipedia and Wikivoyage would be no problem whatsoever. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 06:50, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Users Moshidai and Weather Top WizardEdit

Hi,

The users User:Moshidai and User:Weather Top Wizard do something similar: create a lot of nearly-identical articles about Japanese articles in various languages.

These articles are useless, and they don't help these languages graduate from the Incubator.

I've already asked User:Moshidai about that, and they kept doing it. User:Weather Top Wizard was not warned about this specific thing before today, but there are requests from other users to stop "helping" them in similar ways.

I recommend that the administrators consider blocking these users and deleting the pages they created. Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 08:50, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Try m:SRCU instead? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:40, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
This reply is really unhelpful and uncalled for. Amir is a very experienced user and if he had wanted to make a request on Meta, he surely would have done so. Unfortunately, it seems to become more and more of a pattern for you to give useless replies on pages which you know are regularly being watched and answered by Incubator admins / Langcom members - but where your "answer" is always just some misleading "go to some random other page instead" or an outlandish statement that something is policy which is not. You should really rethink your participation in these requests. --MF-W {a, b} 22:32, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Striked, I originally guess that they want a checkuser request, my fault. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:02, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
User:Amire80: thanks for pointing these out! I also find them very concerning and we regularly have to block similar accounts. I'm asking User:Sotiale to have a look as well. --MF-W {a, b} 22:32, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Moshidai blocked and pages created by him deleted. Looks like a continuation of Special:Contribs/Bosco1122. --MF-W {a, b} 22:36, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Moshidai perfectly matches users who blocked countless times here. But Weather Top Wizard is slightly different, so they don't seem to be the same user as the previously blocked user. This user should be notified if their behavior is appropriate, and if it persists, they will have no other choice. --Sotiale (talk) 09:16, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Change of code uun to pzhEdit

Pazeh language was put under the ISO 639 uun, but it's now assigned with a new code pzh, and someone has move the page WP/uun to WP/pzh.

But I still got warning saying it's not allowed to to create a new entry with the new code. I would like to know how to fix the problem.--Cosinepi-fly (talk) 11:35, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Cosinepi-fly: I have changed the corresponding filter, so that it now recognizes pzh as valid instead on uun. By the way, what is your proficiency in the language? --MF-W {a, b} 22:42, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Many thanks for your help! I would say I am around lower-intermediate level in Pazeh. I study the language with written material and the elders. I can produce some simple sentences, but still have to make use of the dictionary to have a better expression.--Cosinepi-fly (talk) 00:01, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

WàtdáfâckEdit

Vandalism. Please block and nuke. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 03:41, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

Thai Wikivoyage Requests Requiring Administrator and IA RightsEdit

Fixing link on MediaWiki:Wy/th/Common.cssEdit

JhsBot broke Thai Wikivoyage's css by moving Wy/th/common.css. I'm requesting edit to MediaWiki:Wy/th/Common.css, changing the link from "//incubator.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=wy/th/common.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css" to "//incubator.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=wy/th/Common.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css". I know this is not secure but it is probably the best way to do it for now. --Bebiezaza (talk) 06:51, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

I moved the contents to the MediaWiki page and deleted the main space page. That's a sneaky workaround someone introduced there years ago, but we certainly don't want to get css (or js) from a page editable by everyone. --MF-W {a, b} 01:58, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Wy/th/Common.jsEdit

Wy/th/Common.js's content model should be changed to JavaScript. And please add importScript("Wy/th/Common.js"); to MediaWiki:Wy/th/Common.js, if possible. --Bebiezaza (talk) 06:51, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

Not possible per above. As the main space "js" page was now empty, I deleted it. --MF-W {a, b} 01:59, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Change the content modelEdit

Module:Wp/ryu/Navbox is not recognized as a Lua module. I heard that it is necessary to change the content model to "Scribunto" to solve this. Can you please? 春春眠眠 (talk) 12:38, 17 June 2022 (UTC)

  Done Jon Harald Søby (talk) 16:58, 17 June 2022 (UTC)
Thank you!! 春春眠眠 (talk) 05:58, 18 June 2022 (UTC)

monegasqueEdit

I am trying to create a wikipage for Monégasque, and the list said that the 2 letters mu were not being used. Nerbata (talk) 20:35, 26 June 2022 (UTC)

en:Monégasque dialect does not have an own ISO 639-3 code. --MF-W {a, b} 12:34, 28 June 2022 (UTC)