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Possible hoax article: "Murexia xenochromus"Edit

Murexia xenochromus does not appear to exist. I can find no references to it outside Wikipedia and Wikispecies. The cited references do not support it. Ucucha 05:19, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page deleted, Thanks, Burmeister (talk) 10:55, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will check on this with P. Woolley just in case someone was getting ahead of themselves. Give me a day or so. Leave it deleted for now. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 12:45, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks both! Given the falsified references I'm pretty sure this was an intentional hoax, not a premature publication. Ucucha 14:39, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For posterity there's now also discussion at w:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Murexia xenochromus and commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Murexia xenochromus specimen.jpg. Seems like they also stole some images from Pat Woolley's work. Ucucha 14:16, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For info I have received a reply from Patricia Wooley and she has never heard of this species, I would say as suspected somewhere along the line its a hoax. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 10:06, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problematic, cross-wiki harasser. I suggest you block. SVTCobra (talk) 09:07, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has already been handled by stewards via a global lock. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿบ๐ช๐‘ค๐’†๐“‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿœ๐“บ๐”ด๐•–๐–—๐Ÿฐ (๐—๐—ฎ๐˜ญ๐™ ) 09:09, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problematic, cross-wiki harasser. I suggest you block. 09:09, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, you have now been blocked. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿบ๐ช๐‘ค๐’†๐“‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿœ๐“บ๐”ด๐•–๐–—๐Ÿฐ (๐—๐—ฎ๐˜ญ๐™ ) 09:10, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Report conserning of user: (talk โ€ข contribs โ€ข block log โ€ข all projects) - inserting non/false translation content.--Syunsyunminmin (talk) 09:33, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have done a one month block to stop this, happy for it to be reverted if I am wrong. Could some translation admins go over his contribs and see whats happening. This level of content is not good from an IP user. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 13:20, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Handled. FWIW deleting translation units does not require translation adminship, though I deleted the whole translation along the way too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿบ๐ช๐‘ค๐’†๐“‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿœ๐“บ๐”ด๐•–๐–—๐Ÿฐ (๐—๐—ฎ๐˜ญ๐™ ) 15:47, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello from el.wiktionary. At sections #Vernacular names el appears as ฮ•ฮปฮปฮทฮฝฮนฮบฮฌ with capital ฮ•. But in Greek, language names are not proper nouns and are not written with initial capital -only some people write them in the English fashion, with capital-. They are written like it = italiano.
el should give ฮตฮปฮปฮทฮฝฮนฮบฮฌ (wikt:el:ฮตฮปฮปฮทฮฝฮนฮบฮฌ). I am sorry that I do not know how to change it at Module:Languages or mw....
A side note: Perhaps the title of section would be more precise as #Academic_or_vernacular_names. Because in some languages (as in Greek), apart from vernacular names we have quasi-Ancient Greek taxonomic names equivalent to the New Latin terms.
Thank you for your excellent work. Sarri.greek (talk) 02:48, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please consider semi-protection for this article because of persistent vandalism. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:25, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ย ย Done only confirmed users can edit the page. Andyboorman (talk) 08:41, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello @Ameisenigel and Andyboorman:
The user in the IP range 2601:5C7:4100:3600::/64, who vandalized Boris Sket (and other pages), has now created this page and this page. These 2 species does not appear elsewhere on the Internet: perhaps they are hoaxes?
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 15:42, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have deleted the pages which looked like they were randomly created using info fromlegitimate pages. The IP has been previously blocked so I have blocked this IP for evasion. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 12:00, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Template:Documentation is still broken as of writing: a Lua error appears on every single Wikispecies page that transcludes it, and has done so since at some point last year. See Wikispecies:Village Pump#Template:Documentation is broken for context. Monster Iestyn (talk) 15:58, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Module:Documentation/config does not define a "container". Not sure what all of those imports both there and on Module:Documentation did, but they appear to come from different wikis resulting in the inconsistencies. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿบ๐ช๐‘ค๐’†๐“‡๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿœ๐“บ๐”ด๐•–๐–—๐Ÿฐ (๐—๐—ฎ๐˜ญ๐™ ) 17:02, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]