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Merge accounts[edit]

Hi all,

I'd wish to merge https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:NatanFlayer and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Flayer into https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Flayer.

Is it possible? Is the other way around possible?

NatanFlayer (talk) 12:43, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Please file a request on m:SRUC. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:50, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Difficult situation[edit]

A user who was not logged in left an impolite ALL CAPITALS screed on my en:wiki talk page, signed IREWOLD [[Special:Contributions/177.106.29.120|177.106.29.120]] ([[User talk:177.106.29.120|talk]]) 16:59, 3 May 2015 (UTC). While there is none of that name (case-sensitive) on the projects, there is Irewolde on Commons who has uploaded multiple copyright violations. The original Deletion Nomination was posted by Gunnex, see Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Irewolde. I closed it as deleted and subsequently nominated additional images of the same type and series for deletion as well. It may be possible that the disturbing message at en:wiki is in some way related to this administrative process. I've left the message live on my en:wiki user page. I'd not be adverse to a rollback although I feel more comfortable with another administrator stepping in at this point as I have lost my COM:AGF in this situation. Please ping me when something happens. Thank you. Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:32, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

User:1989 mass inserting blank information templates[edit]

1989 (talk · contribs) is currently mass inserting blank information templates (example) into file pages with the edit summary of adding info template, will fill ASAP - Inserting "{{Information |Description = |Source = |Date = |Author = |Permission = |Other_versions = }}" Using VisualFileChange.

This is causing multiple issues, one it is flooding Special:RecentChanges, two is the amount of files that now have blank information pages is high (worse then having them without any info template) and three is the amount of time that would be needed to fix the files that now have each and every file information template to be manually filled. I have asked them to stop but have totally ignored what I've said to them. Bidgee (talk) 03:34, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

I already stopped. I am currently working on filling the infomation templates right now. 1989 03:37, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
If this is filling them, you're not doing a good job of it. This is how it should be done.Bidgee (talk) 03:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm just finding out about the link that was on your edit summary. This will help. 1989 03:56, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

It's good to see this has stopped, and the user is engaging in good faith. @1989: I trust you now understand that creating a flood of unfinished business is not good procedure. I think we can close this report and let you get onto fixing them. Discussion about how to do it well can continue at your talk page. --99of9 (talk) 04:37, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Thank you 99of9 for understanding. I'm right now reverting what I did. I'll just figure out another way to add information templates faster. 1989 05:11, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Heh, actually we want you to add them *slower*. Or at least more accurately! --99of9 (talk) 05:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

User MikleffCoolX[edit]

Contributions appear to be copyvios - all images uploaded as own work but clearly not and the authorship is invariably given to the company. Clearly a sock of someone but being this casual about licenses doesn't fit the user I had in mind. Any how, can someone kind delete this lot as copyvios. Thanks. Spartaz (talk) 10:44, 4 May 2015 (UTC)