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Dear Rschen7754, Welcome to!

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Block a spammer[edit]

Hello! Would you mind blocking Special:Contributions/ It has been spamming some LQT threads [1]. Last week I reverted another one. Sadly, LQT edits on existing messages don't appear in contributions page :( --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:40, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

The last one I see is in May 2012... is there a newer one? --Rschen7754 09:43, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Whoops! You're right. It was [2] (Special:Contributions/ which has been already blocked. I was unable to find this one, and since another "SUBJ1" magically appeared again in support desk I though it would be the same. I didn't notice the first report was an old one. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:42, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Apparently, it's a recurring spammer. Hopefully, it only targets that page. May I suggest protecting that thread for editing, but allowing new replies? Although I doubt more replies to that would be useful anyway. LQT seems to allow that. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:58, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
It is already semiprotected for editing. --Rschen7754 10:00, 17 November 2013 (UTC)


Stupid commons:commonist started with the wrong default wiki, never noticed that - I used it hundred of times and it never did so before. Stupid underdeveloped piece of software, sigh. Sorry for the trouble. PS. Please see Commonist has a very poor dev support, so it's hard to know when it will be fixed; and considering its popularity, it may become a more common problem for mediawiki. Perhaps someone should take this up some WMF ladder. Cheers, --Piotrus (talk) 01:50, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Not a problem, figured that it was a script ran amuck. --Rschen7754 01:59, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Much thanks for your help today, dealing with the Flow spam. Sorry it wasn't easier to deal with, but it did help re-prioritize this week's dev work! Best wishes, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 08:24, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! As a side note, making the rights flow-delete, flow-edit-post, flow-suppress, and flow-hide able to be assigned to global groups through Special:GlobalGroupPermissions would help global sysops and stewards to handle stuff like this, without having to be granted local adminship. --Rschen7754 08:28, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Resignation[edit] isn't exactly the largest Wikimedia wiki, and adminship here isn't considered a "big thing" so I suppose a "formal" resignation is a bit silly... but I wanted to have a rationale for my resigning on record anyway, just in case it ever came into question.

Anyway, I'm dropping adminship here because unfortunately, my cross-wiki patrolling days are over; in the event I take that up again, I can handle that with steward or GS rights; when I lose those, I probably won't have an interest in it anyway. In the rare event that I have a need for the tools beyond that, I can re-request adminship. In the meantime, it's one less thing to keep track of. --Rschen7754 06:46, 10 January 2015 (UTC)