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This is a place where users can communicate with administrators, or administrators with one another. You can report vandalism, problematic users, or anything else that needs an administrator's intervention. Do not report child pornography or other potentially illegal content here; e-mail instead. If reporting threatened harm to self or others also email

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Report users for clear cases of vandalism. Block requests for any other reason should be reported to the blocks and protections noticeboard.

Report disputes with users that require administrator assistance. Further steps are listed at resolve disputes.

Reports that do not suit the vandalism noticeboard may be reported here. Requests for page protection/unprotection could also be requested here.

Other reports that require administrator assistance which do not fit in any of the previous three noticeboards may be reported here. Requests for history merging or splitting should be filed here.

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User:Leew1974 has been uploading photos that are copyrighted. I've marked each of them with copyvio template. I think he should be blocked. Dunno if I post it in the right place? Dudek1337 (talk) 22:31, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done The place is totally correct. At first I simply warned him. If he uploads next copyvio, then he should be blocked. Taivo (talk) 13:17, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done Now he uploaded next copyvio and now I block him for a week. Taivo (talk) 12:52, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Beleiutz sock[edit]

Based on evidence from English Wikipedia (see en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Beleiutz), User:Adi Vancica is likely another sock of User:Beleiutz. I see the account's been busy here as well uploading images related to Romanian celebrities and the Disney shows they appear in. (Unusually, one of them is probably not a copyvio, though all the others have already been deleted as non-free.) —Psychonaut (talk) 08:12, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done blocked him indef. Natuur12 (talk) 09:28, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Psychonaut has long been obsessed with Beleiutz, see meta:Vandalism reports/Beleiutz, for more than a year every report, globally, has been filed by him. (That does not mean that he's wrong, but that caution should be exercised.)
  • Psychonaut enwiki user talk page shows a history of high ethnic conflict, which may be relevant here.
  • Adi Vancica has not been shown to be a sock of Beleiutz, talk page here only shows 1 deleted file. We are looking a a very low edit count user, new, with fairly common behaviors, not necessarily Beleiutz. Please unblock unless this user shows actual disruptive behavior here. If it happens that Adi Vancica is actually Beleiutz, the account will likely stop editing, having been suspected. Psychonaut is attempting, on meta, to use this block as evidence to set up for a global lock,[1] something that hasn't been done for any Beleiutz socks. --Abd (talk) 13:59, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I performed a check and Adi Vancica and Beleiutz are definitely Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed. Can't make anything else from it. Trijnsteltalk 14:38, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. As Beleiutz is blocked on this wiki (though not banned anywhere), that's enough to justify a block. However, I am a bit concerned. Beleiutz has not edited since February 2013, so checkuser could not compare this editor with Adi Vancica directly, unless old checkuser evidence has been retained. Is that being done? Or was the identification with a more recent alleged sock? The other concern I have is hair-trigger checkuser. It used to be that an account had to be disruptive to allow checkuser. Adi Vancica has not been disruptive. The old policy allowed a kind of informal fresh start. If someone obsessively follows an account, looking for non-disruptive clues that a user is someone blocked, this can actually harm the wiki and the community. In any case, 'nuff said for now. Again, thanks. --Abd (talk) 15:15, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

deactivate my account[edit]

Hi, I want to deactivate my account. Thanks unsigned edit by Jayganesh 10:54, 16 September 2014‎

The only way we even notice you have an account is this edit. There is no simple way to "deactivate" your account. You have only a local account, no global one. You created it at 9:13 today. If you don't use the account, nobody will notice. If, later, someone else wants to create an account with the name, your account may interfere with that, but this can be handled then. Your account would be renamed, not "deactivated." It could be blocked so that it can't be used, that's possible, but normally this isn't done without good reason. --Abd (talk) 15:26, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Unusual assistance needed :)[edit]

Hello guys, some of you may remember me as a former admin here, and when I still had these rights, I added a move-protection to my user talk page. I'd like to archive the old stuff there, and I like to keep the history in the archived talk page. So I'm wondering if some of you guys could do the following for me:

I'll take care of the rest then. Thank you, I'm excited to do something for Commons again :) --The Evil IP address (talk) 17:53, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done INeverCry 19:06, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Smiley.svg Thank you --The Evil IP address (talk) 20:07, 16 September 2014 (UTC)


On the OTRS noticeboard, there is a request about File:Mumbai125km Official Poster.jpg by User:Rowdy Chander, which seems similar to an earlier request for File:Mumbai_125_KM_3D.jpg by blocked-user/suspected-sockpuppet and impersonator User talk:TheRedPenOfDoom. Is this a continuation of that sock farm or just sheer coincidence? Thank you in advance. Green Giant (talk) 19:05, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

It's no coincidence. This is another one of TekkenJinKazama's sockpuppets. Blocked him indef. Natuur12 (talk) 19:36, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
@Natuur12: The poster … ?    FDMS  4    19:42, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Deleted, wanted to check if the ticket was valid before I delete the poster. Ticket is likely false. Natuur12 (talk) 19:49, 17 September 2014 (UTC)