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Nice Red link on main page[edit]

There are 2 redlinks on main page on species because there are no content for Template:Species-2019-01 and nobody can create because "cascade-protected activated". Can somebody correct this please. Thanks. Tomybrz Bip Bip 17:05, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

@Tomybrz: Thanks for this. I created a stopgap solution so we don't have huge blank spots on the front page. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:26, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf: Thanks! @Tomybrz: The main problem is that the two templates used to render the "Species of the month" and "Endangered species of the month" sections are supposed to be updated on a regular basis, i.e. two new templates (for two new monthly and/or endangered species) must be created every month. Unfortunately we have fallen far behind here, including me. Ideally we should create a whole bunch of the templates in advance so that they last for, say, six months or so. I'll try to look in to it in the next week, in order to try and remedy the problem. Thanks for kicking me and my bad conscience in the butt about this, because we really need to get this issue fixed... :-) Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC).

Block for LTA sock[edit]

Could we have User:Jerry Barton blocked as a sock of User:John574? Revoke TPA too. See w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER for reference. --IanDBeacon (talk) 23:02, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

 Done Burmeister (talk) 23:27, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
@IanDBeacon: Why did you request this here at this project rather than at m:? —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:38, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
See User talk:Surjection (history), I delete the 28 revisions that user:Jerry Barton vandalize. Burmeister (talk) 23:44, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
@Burmeister: I did see that and he should be blocked but the account should be globally locked, not blocked 847 individual times. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:56, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @IanDBeacon: Your user talk page was hit by vandalism again. I've now deleted the page. That's the fourth time in about four and a half months that any of us admins has had to delete your user talk page. As a precaution I have now semi-protected it for three months, meaning that for the duration of that time your talk page is now off-limits for all new and unregistered users. Since it's only semi-protected, registered and (more or less...) experienced users can still reach you there. If necessary that can off course be changed too, prohibiting any user except admins to edit it, but hopefully we don't need to go that far. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 05:24, 26 February 2019 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: Thanks! --IanDBeacon (talk) 05:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Problem editor[edit]

Could a Spanish speaking Admin have a strong word with @Penarc:? See Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis as a example of their persistent creation of non standard stub pages. If you have a look at the taxon edit history and talk page I have tried to be helpful. In addition, I have attempted an unsuccessful coaching approach as you see on her/his talk page and where I have corrected some of their created/edited pages. Unfortunately this editor has not communicated or learnt how we do things on WS. In their favour they are clearly well meaning, which means that I am reluctant to take strong measures. Perhaps @MILEPRI:, as a now valued editor after a bit of a dodgy start, could help as well? Please help and best regards! Andyboorman (talk) 17:03, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

The user also employ a non-standard naming scheme when creating pages, see for example Peter H.Hanelt (lacking a space between the middle initial and surname) for the German botanist Peter H. Hanelt, born December 5, 1930 in Görlitz, Saxony. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:20, 25 February 2019 (UTC).
"Having a word" can be done by any (Spanish-speaking) editor; admins only need be involved if admin tools are needed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:50, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Technical news[edit]

Attention fellow administrators (AccassidyAlvaroMolinaAndyboormanBurmeisterCirceusDan KoehlEncycloPeteyFaendalimasFloscuculiFranz Xaver) (GeniHector BottaiKeith EdkinsKoavfMariusmMKOliverMPFNeferkheperreOhanaUnitedPeterR) (PigsonthewingRLJThiotrixWikiklaas)

Please note that there is a new tool available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy, VPN, webhost, or compromised host. To use it you first need to log in: simply select species.wikimedia in the drop-down menu and click the "Send" button. Add an IP number to the following search box, click the "Submit" button – and voilà!

If you want to try it out you can use i.e. the Wikimedia Foundation's IP in the Netherlands. Of course the tool should mainly be used for unregistered vandals though... Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 21:41, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Death threats[edit]

Admins, please have a look at this user's edits here regarding the user talk page of another Wikispecies user's (User talk: Zzuuzz history). The user also have a history of abuse on the Outreach wiki aimed towards the same Wikimedia user (Outreach: User:Zzuuzz talk page history). The user account "I will stab zzuuxuzz in the chest" is indefinately blocked by me here at Wikispecies (User's block log), but perhaps legal actions must also be taken? The Stewards at Meta-Wiki have been notified. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:27, 14 March 2019 (UTC).

I've deleted the victim's talk page, as it comprised nothing but vandalism. Otherwise, in such cases, edits should be hidden, along with user names and edit summaries which contain threats. Ping me if you need advice on how to do so. You're right to block, and to notify stewards, also. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:47, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Please feel free to take care of the hiding part if you have the ability to do so, since I'm really pressed for time right now and have to log out (off to visit a friend at the hospital). Contacts with stewards was made through IRC and Meta User:Emergency, and they've replied that they will look in to it. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:09, 14 March 2019 (UTC).
There's nothing to hide, as the page has been deleted. I was speaking more generally. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:21, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
I see. Nonetheless, thanks again for your assistance – my timing yesterday wasn't the best and I was under a lot of IRL stress, so your assistance was much appreciated. Also, at the time of my last writing the said talk page on Outreach was still up, and (contrary to me) you are an admin there too. It has since been deleted by Tegel, so I guess we're okay anyway. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:12, 15 March 2019 (UTC).

Blocking request[edit]

Hi, I'm sysop on the french wikipedia. Could you block definitively Pillsborer that insulted on my talk page ? => He's a cross-wiki vandal. Thank you in advance by notifying me after your action. OT38 (talk) 03:29, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@OT38: Done, and I've semi-protected the page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:53, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of a redundant page[edit]

Please delete Template:Hyperiopsida, which is the misspelling of Template:Hyperiopsidea. 魔法少女静樹 (talk) 15:00, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

 Done. Thank you @魔法少女静樹 for the information. In the future you can simply add the {{Delete}} template to pages that needs to be deleted. Then that page will be automatically listed in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion which is constantly monitored by administrators, and you don't have to make a note of it here (or anywhere else). Please see Wikispecies:Criteria for speedy deletion for details about the "Delete" template works. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:43, 3 May 2019 (UTC).


Special:Contributions/ - diff is NSFW. Guy has a tendency to post stuff like this on all my talkpages on projects where he isn't already blocked. Yunshui (talk) 10:03, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Deleted and blocked. Talk page and user page semi-protected. @Yunshui: Thank you for your prompt action and report; I'm sorry you have to put up with this. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:13, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Meh, it's water off the proverbial mallard's posterior; doesn't bother me in the slightest. Just figured you guys would want him here about as much as he is wanted on other projects. Yunshui (talk) 10:15, 20 June 2019 (UTC)