Steward requests/Miscellaneous

The works of Kazimierz Bein (Kabe) are not yet in public domain. The author died in 1959. The pages should be deleted now and undeleted in 10 years. There is no active community on this wiki and there are no admins.

under the law of the United States of America as well as the laws of any other countries as required by the specific Project edition

@User:George Ho has done a lot of work looking at this, as you will see below. Because of the possibility that some content from here will be incorporated into a different Wikinews project, we are looking to finish cleaning up policy problems before making the content available, and before otherwise (effectively) deleting the wiki. By all means delete the pages that George describes that you think should be deleted. If you think some of the pages should be templated as "possible copyvios" instead, we will make a template available for that purpose. Thank you. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:11, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Currently, I'm getting busy with my college work, so I may have to compare other articles at very later time. Seriously, if the stewards won't be able to detect copyvio, why not delete the whole project itself and its content? George Ho (talk) 03:07, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Now that bg.WN is closed/locked and that there are no admins as of date, before transferring remaining content to ru.Wikinews, I would like you to draw attention to the below list of articles that I think are likely copied from third-party sources, like BBC and CNN. The ones that I'm unsure about would be mentioned in separate subsection.

Almost forgot: the from to should be deleted or suppressed from public view because, as noted earlier, there is the comparison table comparing one bg.wn with a BBC article. George Ho (talk) 06:29, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Other articles mentioned at #Possible copyvio content at bg.wikinews I'm certain are likely copyvios. The ones below I'm very unsure about, so I figure that further evaluation is needed. If any one of them is copyvio, it should be deleted. One of previous requests was rejected because, at the time, bg language wasn't understood. I wonder whether the lack of understanding the language would impact this request.

The article was copied from , which is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.5, though somehow the link directs to the CC-BY 2.5 license. As of now, the link to the original source is down, but I hope it works again later as it did hours ago. Just in case, here's the from Wayback Machine. The CC-BY-SA wouldn't be one-way compatible with CC-BY, especially per n:en:Wikinews:Copyright. If importing the CC-BY-SA into Wikinews is not legitimate, then the bg.wn copy should be deleted. George Ho (talk) 06:36, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

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I came across repeated additions of on a small wiki only to find out that this domain has more than 5000 occurrences x-wiki. It was at one point in time a reputable journal which I believe merged with en:Wiley (publisher), however the domain was sniped and it is now a host of predatory supplement spam/scams. I don't know a reasonable way to solve this problem aside from someone creating a bot task xwiki to replace the url with an archived version (if possible) or remove it entirely. I'm not sure what protocol is here because I've never seen a domain with this heavy use hijacked. Apologies if this isn't the appropriate place to ask this, I honestly am not even sure where to begin. --Praxidicae (talk) 16:41, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Praxidicae, could you summarise where we stand with this request, please? --Base (talk) 19:00, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

The document contains two errors and several other warnings. I'd appreciate if a global interface editor with experience in CSS could take a look and assist them in fixing the issues.

is not needed as those pages do not exist on es.wikivoyage (I guess this was a copy-paste from en.voy) and can be removed.

Also, something strange happens to me when visiting that page that makes my PC to freeze intermitently.

Thanks for the assistance. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:36, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

This is not regular vandalism, but there is potential of a long running con, based on external information. I am asking for several pages and user accounts to be investigated as part of a potential coordinated hoax inside and outside Wikipedia. I may need a Spanish speaker and admins on several wikis (meta, commons, enwiki) for background info.

I was alerted of the following news articles, which I am going to consider as reliable:

This led me to this page en:Helen Mukoro Idisi (Wikidata), which may have to be deleted(?) as potentially being part of the hoax perpetrated by this person. Note that normally criminals (specially alleged ones) should be able to edit Wikipedia with no problems, but there is potential not only of editing articles about oneself, but also being used as part of a con with criminal intent. IMPORTANT: I am not saying this definitely happened, but I need someone to help me research if there is a hoax going on on Commons, meta and enwiki (maybe eswiki too?). From that page I found 2 suspicious accounts (please check global contribs): Aeccspain and HELEN MUKORO, the last one assumes to be the person mentioned in the article above, and has a user bio with data that has been accused by the police as false. The 2 accounts should be checked, as well as potential other editors of en:Helen Mukoro Idisi, en:Unión de Todos and other related articles which could be puppet accounts or meatpuppets of the same person. There could be lots of legitimate users there too, doing helpful edits, but it is difficult to separate them without check user tools and a deeper research, which hopefully someone here can help with. It is also difficult to separate fact from fiction (some facts, like election data, seem correct). --Jynus (talk) 09:58, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello. Can someone have a look at please? As I have been doing on other projects, I'd like to help out with media files on siwiki. I have clearly identified longstanding mass copyvio/licensing issues, and can also understand the language up to a certain extent. But I find the response there (from the only admin) quite peculiar and troubling.

The Sinhala Wikipedia has no bureaucrats, and only 1 active admin. The other two admins should probably be removed due to inactivity, but that's not why I am here. The most active user (if not the only active user), is also the admin themselves.

I'm willing to let this go and focus on other non-siwiki work, but that latest response is not a good sign, and also a sign that other potential admins may have been shooed away in the past. Appreciate if someone knowledgeable in cross-wiki policies can comment on this situation please? Rehman 10:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi, We have some problem w:diq:MediaWiki:Common.css and w:diq:MediaWiki:Common.js. They are not work correct. Can you changes copy to, and paste to Xorasan talkcontribs 12:48, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Excuse me for my bad english. Since 2 years, I have been harassed on all the projects of the foundation, you will find here the details User:Lomita/Harassment. Do you have a possibility to protect my pages? or do a filter?

I allow myself to @Billinghurst: with whom I have already had email exchanges in the past Thank you for all you can do for me.

As a helper, I have done cebwiki for you, and you have never logged into mgwiktionary, so nothing to do there, and enwiki has been done previously, which leaves 30+ remaining. The place to ask on these wikis I would suggest would be their admin noticeboards, see Project:Administrators' noticeboard (Q4580256) for lists and links.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:07, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

As just a side note, can we remember this for Community Wishlist Survey 2021? --Rschen7754 19:08, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Same old story. Rotating roster of IP addresses, useless ministubs created, stopping once the wiki has reached 1K. I won't bother linking to the individual IP addresses, but here's Special:NewPages for each affected wiki:

Oops. That last one should have been om:Special:RecentChanges, since the editing was adding useless links to already existing pages, not creating new ones. - dcljr (talk) 04:49, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Did a cleanup at chrWP and added a url to the local spam-blacklist with autoconfirmed to inhibit some of the edits. Blocking these ranges at those wikis, we will need to do some broader checks.

Done a fly-by clean upon the other wikis. Will have to see what we may need to do for abuse filters. <face pull> Happy to take suggestions for filters as we can now better target wikis by language or by type as required.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:14, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Reopening, as every wiki listed is back up to 1K (actually, at omwiki nothing was done but blocking at omwiki — to be clear, I'm asking for the May 18th edits made by IPs on that wiki to be mass-reverted, assuming someone agrees that they are useless) with similar editing done by IPs, some immediately undoing the deletions by billinghurst and others with just an equivalent amount of page creation. Looks like this will need ongoing attention. - dcljr (talk) 01:13, 19 May 2020 (UTC) [To clarify the intended meaning, insertions and deletions were made to this comment by dcljr (talk) 23:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC).]

Could you please add the s:MediaWiki:Vector.css code to the s:tr: MediaWiki:Vector.csspage please ? The Interwiki option does not work while using Vector. --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 20:50, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

@WikiBayer: Yes, I mean interwikilins. "In other languages" option on left side. --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 16:59, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

@WikiBayer:, This option does not shows itself when using the Vector theme. Thats why you have to transfer the css codes from the english page(s:MediaWiki:Vector.css to Turkish. (s:tr: MediaWiki:Vector.css)

Satirdan kahraman, I think you are experiencing phab:T252800. You have to wait until the ticket is resolved and deployed in trwikisource. --Base (talk) 06:44, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

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