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stewards are UNreliableEdit

They mercilessly restored vandalism - exactly very same one reverted by you:



Hi User:Minorax, I see that the following page was deleted: the https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wb/nia/Wikijunior page. The character j is read and written as y in Nias language, therefore junior is automatically redirected to https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wb/nia/Wikiyunior, the same as "Main Page" is automatically redirected to "Olayama", which is the main page in Nias language. Thanks. slaiatalk 15:31, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

@Slaia: Hi. Re-created and redirected to Wb/nia/Wikiyunior instead. --Minorax (talk) 15:35, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Why did you delete Wp/enm/2b2t?Edit

Hi Minorax, I see that you deleted the article Wp/enm/2b2t due to a lack of notability. Can you explain why is this article not notable? In English Wikipedia there’s an article about 2b2t, and English Wikipedia has very strict notability rules. Can you please undelete this article? Thanks in advance, -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 12:40, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

@PolarWafflez, Belwine:, pinging all the users who contributed to this page. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 13:07, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@Gifnk dlm 2020: Originally I remember the page had no useful content. However, Template:U expanded the page, and someone else requested it for deletion saying it was not notable. --Belwine (talk) 13:10, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@Gifnk dlm 2020, PolarWafflez, Belwine: I’ve restored the page since the deletion’s being contested. Sorry for any inconvenience. Minorax (talk) 14:05, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

lol, there was no point on making the page and i’m fine if you delete it, i just saw a hyperlink to it from minecraft page so i just thought i’d make a page for it :) PolarWafflez (talk) 16:03, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you very much for restoring the page! -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 18:41, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Wt/gor: Entry in EnglishEdit

Hi User:Minorax, We tried to make entries in English at Wiktionary Gorontalo (Incubator). Which one do you think is the best arrangement between these 2 pages so that we will make the model like that in the future? https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wt/gor/potato https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wt/gor/ear Any other suggestions are welcome. Thank you. Mar_One Bicara 23:59, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

@Marwan Mohamad: Hello. I'll go for Wt/gor/ear. --Minorax (talk) 11:20, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
Halo @Minorax:, thanks for the advice. We will try like that. Mar_One Bicara 14:58, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Merry Christmas 2021Edit

Test-administrators requestEdit

Hello dear Minorax, please see my request. Best regards, Patriot Kor (talk) 09:08, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

@Patriot Kor: I'm not a bureaucrat so I can't grant any admin/test-admin requests. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 06:31, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

Policy template translationsEdit

Hello, I have seen that you have marked Template:Policy for translation. That template has a twin (Template:Policy translation) and maybe we should combine the two (i.e. add a line to Template:Policy which underlines that in case of a conflict, the English version prevails). That could make the warning ("Note: the translations are not official, only the English version is official") redundant on Incubator:Policy as well. - Xbspiro (talk) 06:05, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

@Xbspiro: Copied some stuff from meta. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 06:31, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
Seems to be good. I wonder, would {{#language:{{SUBPAGENAME}}}} work in the place of {{#language:{{PAGELANGUAGE}}|{{TRANSLATIONLANGUAGE}}}}? Some pages (such as the translated subpages of I:RFD) are nominally English, but they are written in another language. As of now, they would appear as translations into English.
Alternatively, the header of I:RFD could be marked for translation or, I think, one could set page languages via Special:PageLanguage, but the latter would have to be done manually on all subpages handling translations. - Xbspiro (talk) 02:49, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
@Xbspiro: Considering that I:RFD is more of a policy page than an actual request page, I suggest marking it directly for translation. Setting Special:PageLanguage seems like an unnecessary addition to admin's task as if new pages are created, one would need to manually set the page language. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 03:07, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Annu 2022Edit

Buon giorno e buon anno. Grazie per l'aiuto fornito nel corso del 2021, per Wp/sdc/. Le statistiche (non ufficiali e mensili) sono sulla nostra pagina Sthatìsthigga Vichipedìa in linga sassaresa. Buon lavoro per il 2022.--Fausta Samaritani (talk) 11:05, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)


Hi Minorax, one of our fellow Wikipedian, User:মো. মাহমুদুল আলম just messaged me that he is unable to edit incubator (Wq/bn) due to ip block. Can you please grant him temporary IPBE rights? He is trusted and active in bnwiki. – ইয়াহিয়া (talk) 19:04, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

@Yahya:   Done --Minorax«¦talk¦» 01:45, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

Vandalism on mhr.wikipedia.orgEdit

Hello Minorax. I saw that you were active on the Meadow Mari Wikipedia. I need your help, because an anonymous user appeared on that Wikipedia and is creating new pages and talk pages, which are written in Russian and have no significance for Wikipedia. I marked them for deletion a month ago, but they still exist, and new ones have appeared in the meantime. It seems that there are no active administrators on Mari Wikipedia, nor users who would delete them. Could you delete them, or inform someone to do so? --PatrickDubois125 (talk) 19:02, 29 January 2022 (UTC)

@PatrickDubois125:   Done --Minorax«¦talk¦» 01:45, 30 January 2022 (UTC)