Wikispecies:Administrators' Noticeboard/Archive 2021

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Vandalism by DaveTheBarbarian2

See Special:Contribs/DaveTheBarbarian2. This user replaced the images at Homo sapiens and Homo sapiens sapiens with images of a human penis. Monster Iestyn (talk) 18:27, 2 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Blocked indefinitely. Juvenility I guess, but not taxonomy! Andyboorman (talk) 21:49, 2 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

History merge needed

The content of Theragra chalcogramma was copy-paste moved to Gadus chalcogrammus. See comparison: - please merge the edit history to the new title. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:47, 19 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

 Done. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:15, 20 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Pigsonthewing: you only merged edits up to November 2009 - was that intentional? --DannyS712 (talk) 08:42, 20 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Those were the only edits listed as available for merging. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:25, 20 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Well, the actual copy-paste doesn't appear to have been merged - can you do a manual merge? --DannyS712 (talk) 10:29, 20 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Pigsonthewing: in case you missed the question above --DannyS712 (talk) 04:37, 10 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I did miss it; I don't know what you mean by "a manual merge". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:33, 10 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Pigsonthewing: see the guide at w:Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Fixing cut-and-paste moves#Manual process - manually merging histories requires deletion, selective undeletion, and moving of the revisions from one page to another (which used to be the only way, before Special:MergeHistory was added). --DannyS712 (talk) 10:44, 10 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Pigsonthewing: in case you missed the explanation above --DannyS712 (talk) 11:06, 7 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
One again, I did. But having read the page, it's still not clear. I suggest you ask someone more famailiar with the technique. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:19, 7 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Any other admins available to help? --DannyS712 (talk) 12:20, 7 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I know how to do this, been a while but can. However I cannot do it today I have a big paper coming out in a few hours and have press releases etc to do. If no other admin gets to it I can do it tomorrow. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 12:52, 7 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Faendalimas just wanted to make sure this was still on your radar DannyS712 (talk) 01:32, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Faendalimas any updates? --DannyS712 (talk) 14:33, 21 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
This is still awaiting action if there are any other sysops who can help DannyS712 (talk) 02:27, 15 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DannyS712: sorry took me some time to get to this, think I got it all now please check. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 04:25, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Faendalimas Special:Permalink/7539575 should not have been merged in (should be at the title where the edit was made) DannyS712 (talk) 04:28, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Is that only one? If so at this point would it be easier just to change visibility of that edit? Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 04:35, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Changing the visibility via revision deletion would leave a confusing edit in the history. If you want to delete it where it is, I suggest deleting the whole page and selectively undeleting the other revisions, so that it doesn't show up at all. DannyS712 (talk) 04:46, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Edits made to Wikispecies:PR

The anonymous IP address just made a series of edits to the page Wikispecies:PR today, which have apparently removed most of the wiki formatting from the page. While I hesistate to outright call this vandalism I can't think what reason otherwise these edits would have been made. Monster Iestyn (talk) 17:59, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The IP's edits in question have all been reverted by admin RLJ. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 14:17, 10 January 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Renaming required for Tecoma castaneifolia

Page Tecoma castaneifolia is named with a spelling mistake - the correct taxon name is Tecoma castanifolia. It's not a botanical synonim just an erroneous version - shouldn't be a redirect. At least shouldnt be the main article. See,,, Thanx Dmitry Plantorama (talk) 06:01, 27 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Dmitry Plantorama:  Done. Thank you for the heads up. Please correct the pages' synonym list accordingly. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:39, 27 January 2021 (UTC).[reply]

A user using this IP address is vandalising pages on Wikispecies. See Special:Contributions/ Monster Iestyn (talk) 20:10, 9 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

blocked. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 20:29, 9 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism Thanks. —Hasley (talk) 16:38, 14 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Another vandal: ‎2806:2f0:4021:7efd:1cf3:d439:26bf:afb1. Monster Iestyn (talk) 06:18, 15 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Burmeister (talk) 12:28, 15 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP editor with many edits

I have left a message on User talk:‎ as has over 100 edits, they are fine, but if he is going to continue editing at this rate I have suggested they may want to create an account or login. I would like to consider them for autopatrol but I will not do that for an IP account. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 18:38, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Faendalimas there are a number of scripts to mass patrol edits by a user, and if you want I can send you a link for one that will allow you to patrol all of the ips edits so far as a batch - next best thing to autopatrol for ips. DannyS712 (talk) 22:06, 23 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sure email me one, I just wish people who want to make a habit of editing particularly when they are not unreasonable edits would consider making an account. We hada user come in other day and add about 600 common names all seem legit been seems to be a batch editor. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 22:39, 23 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Can't use email at the moment, but I use the patrolRevisions gadget from meta (added to my global.js to load it globally) DannyS712 (talk) 01:25, 24 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have just installed this script and can immediately attest to its usefulness. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:40, 13 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Species of the month

Hi everyone, as usual species of the month has ended up an empty template for the last month or so. I am happy to create them but would appreciate suggestions on this rather trying to decide for myself. For the rest of February I have made the Rafetus. Only 4 living specimens of the species and one of the most endangered vertebrates on the planet. Ok could everyone please think of one or two species of anything for the rest of the year, I need a list of 10 life forms if you all think inside the groups you like it will be a range of things, we want plants, inverts, microbes and animals. I only ask that each one have a good image on commons, have a wikipedia page, and have something about it that makes it standout. Be it endangered or something else. Not always endangered though, could be a new species, weird or unusual, could be topical in that its been found to be beneficial, eg a plant with newly found medicinal qualities. Please add to the list here and I will create templates from here to December, so I need 10. Just reply here with a link to its taxon page here. Try to remember if we have done it before no repeats please. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 00:38, 22 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for taking the lead on this. I propose:
Those immediately come to mind. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:14, 22 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
My suggestion would be Tiganophyton karasense a newly discovered brassicalean shrub. No pic in commons as yet unfortunately. Andyboorman (talk) 09:32, 22 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Created one for March Template:Species-2021-03, Smallpox or Variola virus essentially. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:45, 22 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status report from Tommy

Hello my friends. I wish to inform you that I'm fully recovered from covid-19, but instead temporarily bedridden due to a nasty spinal disc herniation. I'm able to lay down, but even on (mild) doses of morphine derivates I can't yet sit, stand, or walk. All in all that makes editing a bit... tedious and fatiguing, but at least I'm here monitoring.

Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:49, 9 March 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Hernias hurt like a mother. Please make sure that you're resting and moving around alternately (the worst thing you can do is overextend your back and the second worst thing you can do is to sit idle). —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:22, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good evening Tommy Kronkvist, I wish you a speedy recovery and all the best. Take care of yourself. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 20:07, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please take care and get well soon. All the best Andyboorman (talk) 20:25, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ouch I know how a herniated disc feels. Thankfully mine has been stable for the most part in the last couple of years with lots of good physio and care. The pain can be unbelievable though. Take your time Tommy and all the best. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 04:08, 10 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I hope you feel better soon - health should take a priority over editing DannyS712 (talk) 04:48, 10 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
All the best for your health. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 07:10, 10 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Best wishes for your health! --RLJ (talk) 08:19, 10 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism from

Please see Special:Contributions/ and block. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 21:53, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Block is probably no longer needed, ip is no longer active --DannyS712 (talk) 06:06, 3 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Is not blocked, cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:21, 3 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Edit request

Can an admin please move the 2 old requests at Wikispecies:Patrollers#Requests for patroller rights to the archive at Wikispecies:Patrollers/Archive 1? Specifically, the resolved requests by myself (Dannys712) and Estopedist1. Or, can the archive please be unprotected? For archives that are not the latest, protection makes sense, because they rarely need editing, but for the latest archive protection prevents non-admins from archiving discussions. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:08, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, I've not the permission to edit that tool, it don't work anymore but I fixed it, please replace the code there by the code available at User:Christian Ferrer/common.js. For your information, that was due to a change that was announced ten days ago. Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:35, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately, this will require an interface administrator and we don't have any. To our bureaucrats, @Dan Koehl, Faendalimas, Keith Edkins, MPF, OhanaUnited, and Tommy Kronkvist: may I have these rights to make this change? Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You can follow the instructions set out in meta for assistance. I also note that on Meta, WMF explictly asks that 2FA be enabled for this role. I'll add this requirement on our page. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:54, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't have a smartphone, so I'll pass. Someone else can do it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:06, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I made an edit request at meta:Steward_requests/Miscellaneous#JavaScript_edit_request_in_Wikispecies. Christian Ferrer (talk) 06:51, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Done the edit have been made by a Stewart, and the Gadget works fine now. Christian Ferrer (talk) 07:25, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

───────────────────────── Good work, Christian Ferrer. I've made a request for reenacting my previous Interface Adminship status here, so that we can make these kinds of edits in the future without the need of a Steward. Furthermore, I would support an Interface Adminship request from Justin (koavf) as well, since I think it is a good idea to have two separate IA's on board. However he needs to first add a formal request on Wikispecies:Interface administrators. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:41, 5 April 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Vandalism from 2804:D55:523F:F400:5C84:EB3E:B984:7F2C

See Special:Contribs/2804:D55:523F:F400:5C84:EB3E:B984:7F2C. Monster Iestyn (talk) 20:43, 5 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Monster Iestyn: Thank you for the heads-up. All of the IP's edits have been reverted by global sysop WhitePhosphorus, and the IP number itself has been globally blocked by steward Tegel. Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:32, 6 April 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Template:MP Pictures

Can someone change the image caption of Agama sinaita on the Main Page Pictures to Pseudotrapelus sinaitus as the species was moved to the genus Pseudotrapelus. Lavalizard101 (talk) 22:04, 11 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done. Thanks! Burmeister (talk) 22:15, 11 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Autopatrol for Ameisenigel

Can I suggest that User:Ameisenigel (Special:Contributions/Ameisenigel) be autopatrolled? Edits here are primarily translations and the user can be trusted to be translating correctly - see Special:CentralAuth/Ameisenigel (plus the translation extension has its own review system for translations). Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:37, 12 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Seems like a trustworthy user globally: Special:CentralAuth/Ameisenigel. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:26, 12 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Closure request

Special:CentralAuth/TMenang has been globally locked as an LTA. Can their request at Wikispecies:Patrollers#Requests for patroller rights please be closed, as well as their request at Wikispecies:Interface administrators#Requests for Interface adminship? Additionally, for the second one MediaWiki:Recentchangestext should be updated to remove the link to their request. Finally, it may be a good idea to either review or just nuke all of their translations. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:15, 15 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

yellow tickY Partly done. The user's requests for extended user rights are now closed, and the "Recentchangestext" file updated accordingly. However, after a quick look many of the Ido translations seem okay – hence they are kept awaiting a more thorough examination. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:33, 16 April 2021 (UTC).[reply]

If this is incorrectly placed, please move to a more appropriate location for general administrator attention.

I am interested in hearing the input of Wikispecies administrators and other users about the application of the Universal Code of Conduct, especially from the perspective of interactions on Wikispecies at the linked page. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 00:57, 18 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism from JerboaLoverAndWolfHater

Please take a look at Special:Contributions/JerboaLoverAndWolfHater and consider blocking. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:56, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The user account is now indefinitely blocked by me. Furthermore, since earlier today it is also globally locked by a steward. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:08, 24 April 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Note that may be related. That IP is also blocked from editing Wikispecies, and globally blocked due to cross-wiki vandalism. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:23, 24 April 2021 (UTC).[reply]
agree @Tommy Kronkvist: cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 17:55, 25 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Another vandal already here: Special:Contributions/Fanofeachperson. Monster Iestyn (talk) 19:53, 25 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
blocked and spam page deleted Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 00:43, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism from

See Special:Contributions/ Arccosecant (talk) 20:27, 27 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

blocked 2 weeks for now I wish to watch the IP. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:09, 27 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I see @RLJ: replocked this IP for one month. I have emailed Arccosecant to find out what happened on EN:WP as it would seem this user is avoiding a block. If this is the case I will consider a longer block. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 18:42, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would assume the second block is on account of harrassment on Arccosecant's talk page? Or am I overlooking something? Circeus (talk) 12:02, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes I checked what had happened here. Discussed the issue with some CUs from EN-WP, seems Arccosecant (who is an anti-vandal patroller) warned, reverted then recommended a block of this IP on Wikipedia. He then followed the IP to here and did the same which I followed through on. After the block finished he attacked Arccosecant for which he was reblocked. The IP is currently blocked 3 months on EN-WP. Blocks on IPs are not ideal, so we are reluctant to do an indefinite block though it has been suggested this may require a global block. If Arccosecant requests it we may need Oversight on his talk page, for which we will need a Steward, however he has not asked for this yet. If after this block the IP returns again we may need to revisit this, I am hoping they get bored with it. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:33, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

───────────────────────── Perhaps somewhat off-topic – also I don't know whether it's impotant in this particular case – but as far as I can tell this IP address isn't allocated using a DHCP service. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:34, 25 May 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Report concerning User: (talkcontribsblock logall projects) — Reasons: Please see
This IP was just blocked on enwiki & globally. I see that nearly all of's edits have been reverted here, but can we please delete User talk:BradPittTomCruise? Peaceray (talk) 19:29, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Regards Andyboorman (talk) 19:43, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism from

Please block this IP, only vandalism. Thanks, --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:55, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Burmeister (talk) 02:58, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion request

Hey there, not sure if this is the right place (didn't see an AfD page or something), but could Somphong Lekaree be deleted? Doesn't look like a valid page; not a species. Thanks, EpicPupper (talk) 19:42, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi EpicPupper. Mister Somphong Lekaree is not a species, he's a Thai botanist and ichthyologist. Wikispecies isn't limited to only list species, but we also list the authors who have described those species (and families, orders, etc.) in different scientific works. Information on how to request a page for speedy deletion can be found here: Wikispecies:Criteria for speedy deletion. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:00, 11 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Not sure he is either a taxon authority or published taxon author. Could be deleted I feel, but over to an ichthyologist. Andyboorman (talk) 21:17, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, my thoughts are leaning in that direction as well – eponymy is not enough to meet our relevance criteria for an author page, after all. However he may very well be relevant to WS. It's getting late though, so I'll make a more thorough check tomorrow morning. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:44, 11 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]
The fact that his WS page is created and almost exclusively edited by IP users doesn't help... Tommy Kronkvist, (talk) 21:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Deleted, together with all eponymy sub-pages etc. As far as I can tell he collected the holotype of Ambastaia sidthimunki and sent it to the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History for evaluation, but he hasn't described any taxa himself or written any scientific papers of any importance to taxonomy or nomenclature. Basically he's a fish- and plant collector who collects specimen for breeding or direct trade – but he's not an ichthyologist or botanist. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 02:25, 15 June 2021 (UTC).[reply] and

See Special:Contribs/ and Special:Contribs/ These are not obvious vandals, but every edit they've made so far seems to be completely wrong, to the point that it may be deliberate. For instance, one edited a plant taxon page to add references for butterflies. Monster Iestyn (talk) 19:07, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

done for both 1 week. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 19:12, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Block request (Mike hunt harry)

Please block Special:Contributions/Mike hunt harry - vandalism only account. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:40, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done, same pattern of vandalism, but different user names, in the last days, blocked. Regards, Burmeister (talk) 02:13, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Report about a request to review a block

IP-editor (talkcontribsblock logall projects) has made a query, asking that their recent block be reviewed and lifted. The request and my reply can be seen at their talk page: User talk: They are currently also temporarily blocked on the english language versions of Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikipedia, Wikiquote, Wikiversity, and Wikivoyage. Since it's an IP it isn't generally advisable to block them for more than a few weeks at a time, which may be the reason they are not currently blocked from editing Commons-Test, Simple Wiktionary, Wikinews, and Wikisource, even though they have very recently made the same type of maleficent edits there too.

The IP is registered in the U.S. and isn't connected to a school, public library, or anything like that – hence prolonging the block for a few weeks more would probably not cause any trouble to third-party editors. Having said that, the current Wikispecies block will be automatically lifted in July 5th, unless prolonged. Please keep an extra eye on the Recent changes page for the next couple of days after that. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:31, 21 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Good block. Yes it'll automatically expire on July 5 but re-blocks are cheap and easily done if it expires in about 2 weeks. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:16, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Block request

Please block Nigersaurusmemeisfunny, a vandalism-only account. Thanks. —Hasley (talk) 03:06, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The user was blocked at 04:17 (UTC) earlier today. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 04:25, 22 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Thanks, another account: Travisscottfan4life124. —Hasley (talk) 21:19, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The user was blocked at 21:21 (UTC) earlier today. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:23, 23 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Another one: Raider124V3. Maybe some of these pages they keep vandalising should be protected for a while. Monster Iestyn (talk) 01:00, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Burmeister (talk) 01:09, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
These and several others are all socks, 9 users with one IP. @Dan Koehl: @Koavf: please confirm. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 07:33, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Confirmed Yes @Faendalimas: I can confirm. Dan Koehl (talk) 16:00, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks @Dan Koehl: all the associated user names are already blocked indefinitely, I have applied a block to the IP for 6 months which will apply to any further user names that may have escaped the CU, if any. I prefer to not block IPs indefinitely. Hopefully 6 months is enough to get them bored of this. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:15, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Special:Contribs/2601:1c2:200:b610:905a:611:ea87:c05f first made some less than flattering edits to some users' pages, and is now currently modifying the Curculionidae page by apparently substing the taxonavigation template and the result of that, etc. Monster Iestyn (talk) 05:10, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalizing edits were reverted /deleted. --Thiotrix (talk) 10:45, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Clean up for recent LTAs

Please take a look at the following and consider blocking and deleting the edits (some IPs have already been globally blocked)

Please also semiprotect my talk page. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 08:56, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Note that User:Wiki13 has temporarily semi-protected my talk page as an emergency steward action to prevent further abuse, though I'd prefer if the duration was extended to at least a month. And can the archive (User talk:DannyS712/Archive 1) be indefinitely semiprotected? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 09:17, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hiya all, I have put this page under the same temporary protection for a week. The abuse moved from Danny's talkpage to here. In order to stop that abuse and wasting of more time to this user I have decided to protect the page, as no local admins seemed to be around. --Wiki13 (talk) 09:26, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also need to address the edits to User talk:Vermont, and consider protecting that too --DannyS712 (talk) 09:45, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For the record, I have protected a few more talkpages temporarily to stop the abuse and disruption. If you have any questions, please let me know. --Wiki13 (talk) 09:55, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DannyS712: The protection of your user talk archive is now indefinitely semi-protected. It's an archive page, after all, and really shouldn't be edited at all. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:02, 30 June 2021 (UTC).[reply]
@Tommy Kronkvist: thanks. Would you mind also revision deleting some of these edits? --DannyS712 (talk) 03:17, 1 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DannyS712: They're not deleted since they may still come in handy as proof of misconduct to Wikimedia Stewards and Checkusers (or even public law enforcement agencies, though that's probably not necessary or applicable in this particular case). However I've hidden some of them and they're no longer accessible except to admins and up. Hidden revisions will still appear in the page history, but their content and edit summaries will be inaccessible to the public. Other administrators will still be able to access the hidden content, and to unhide it. Regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:35, 1 July 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Wrong way to create a template, and above all to move it

User:Tle003 created the code for a template directly on their user page, and then moved it to Template:Tle003, which they then moved to Template:Elliott et al. 2020 (where it should have been created in the first place). The user also included the respective talk pages, hence User talk:Tle003 was first moved to Template talk:Tle003 and now Template talk:Elliott et al. 2020. This introduces several problems, for example:

  • the Tle003 user page and their user talk page are now in Template: namespace rather than in the User: and User talk: namespaces.
  • it's difficult to remedy with a standard undo or revert, since it was two moves per page.

How do we best go around to fix this mess while still keeping page history in at least a fairly good condition? Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:12, 13 July 2021 (UTC).[reply]

I would delete Template:Tle003 and remove the redirect from User:Tle003. --RLJ (talk) 13:34, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And do the same maneuver for the talk page I guess? By the way the incorrectly placed "user talk page" Template talk:Elliott et al. 2020 actually mentions a problem with an earlier page move… Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:56, 13 July 2021 (UTC).[reply]
I have performed he necessary changes; version histories of User talk:Tle003 and of Template:Elliott et al. 2020 still exist. --RLJ (talk) 14:20, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@RLJ: Thanks. I've edit protected [[Template:Tle003]] and [[Template talk:Tle003]] 6 months as a precaution. Furthermore, admin Pigsonthewing added the standard welcome message to the user's talk page (thanks Andy!) with some useful information on how to edit Wikispecies. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:57, 14 July 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Rédaction des références de publications de Nicolas THEOBALD

Please see this user page. Assist if we can, this appears to be the daughter of a prominent now deceased scientist. My french is not very good so I am hoping one of us can help her. Unfortunately I only saw this because I was patrolling. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:16, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Faendalimas: I can not seem to link up to the pages she talks about. Can you help? Andyboorman (talk) 16:16, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry got them now! Andyboorman (talk) 16:18, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok cool, please respond to her as soon as you can and also note here how things go. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:39, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Hi, this user did not manage to perform some actions, see [1] is there someone able to see what was the issue(s), because the user does not seem like the type of user to try to write obsenities. I'm curious for what reason the abuse filter stopped her. Christian Ferrer (talk) 21:15, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Agree she does not seem to be an editor that would cause a problem, it seems to be getting caught in Special:AbuseFilter/4 which prohibits the use of all caps on certain words, in english, including partial matches. As such as she is writing in French in all caps I think it is accidently catching some of her words. Have a look at the filter in question see what you think, not going to write the match list here, I believe the filter is public. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:39, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No it is hidden to me "You may not view details of this filter, because it is hidden from public view". But no matter, thanks you I will explain the caps issue to the user, and we will see. Christian Ferrer (talk) 21:49, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok cool, I would suggest that she does not use all caps and rather uses ===Text=== and similar to format sections etc. This should avoid the issue. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 22:41, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Brilliant work to all! Andyboorman (talk) 10:09, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes this seems to have been resolved well, thanks to those whose French is much better than mine. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 18:53, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Publication titles in bold

 Question is it forbidden, allowed or tolerated to put some publication titles in bold text? apparently those titles are the most important within the opinion of Mireille Théobald. Christian Ferrer (talk) 18:46, 23 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Fine by me just avoid all-caps is the main thing. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 19:15, 23 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thanks for the answer. Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:38, 23 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would have politely discouraged it, but as long as she doesn't put every single one of them in bold, I guess I can live with it. Since I'm a native speaker of French (though I'm not nearly as good with taxonomic vocabulary in it), I've added her talk page and Nicolas Théobald to my watchlist. Circeus (talk) 03:21, 24 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Forbidden? Yes. Tolerated? Also yes... Please see the Help:Reference section guideline for details about the preferred format. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:08, 20 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]


Could User:IFPNI Staff be given autopatroller rights please in spite of not having a User Page? Cheers Andyboorman (talk) 11:43, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes in theory, however more or less all of their edits still needs post-checking. For example, just yesterday they made a redirect from Template:Monoblepharomycetes to Monoblepharidomycetes (note that the taxon names differ very slightly), and redirecting a page from template namespace to main namespace of course doesn't work (i.e. a taxon page can not act as a template). Having said that, all of their additions to the actual taxonomy seems to be backed up with well substantiated and up-to-date references. They're also very keen to learn the odds and bits of the Wikispecies format, and quick to respond to any issue brought up on their talk page.
Comments, please! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 14:34, 4 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Would help if they made a Userpage it does not have to say much so that the contributions is easier to search for. They obviously know taxonomy but as Tommy pointed out their still learning wikimarkup and policies a bit. I have no issue that all their edits are in good faith however. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:39, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
A user page should not be necessary for this user-right (though it could be advisable for other reasons). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:48, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I agree. Having a user page shouldn't be necessary at all except may be for admins, bureaucrats and other "officials", and of course for bots. By the way we have another contributor, User:Taketa, who perhaps also should be granted autopatroller rights. It's hard to tell though. They've made a total of 504 contributions to Wikispecies (all of them in 2021) and all of the edits look good. However about 99% of them only involves adding a picture to taxon pages. Would the edits be of the same high standards if the user suddenly starts to make taxonomy-related contributions instead? Nobody knows. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:29, 5 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Hi all, I am currently mainly working on adding images to a dozen wikis. I don't know if my involvement in Wikispecies will expand, who knows :P. I will leave it up to you if you wish to patroll my edits or not. I am pretty sure I have caused that much trouble in most projects I am active on. For English language examples of my work see en:User:Taketa/Contributions. All the best, Taketa (talk) 13:09, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Taketa, manually patrolling your edits here is by no means troublesome, since they're all basically the same except for the file names to the images. It literally only takes seconds. By the way I think I speak for many here when I say that your contributions are very welcome. Pictures in Wikispecies are few and far between, and any help with adding them is much appreciated. Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:34, 5 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]
I was not meaning to imply the userpage was necessary its not. I just find it useful when considering things, I think they are advsable as then contributions are linked to a username rather than an ip address which is the default once the userpage is a redlink. I have granted autopatrol to @Taketa:. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:39, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok added autopatrol to @IFPNI Staff:(Contributions) also. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:48, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

───────────────────────── Okay, thanks. Please note that she creates 5–10 new taxon pages every day, and often about a handful of author pages too. That's of course a very good thing but unfortunately she more or less never enter that information to Wikidata, whether it should be fitted into already present Wikidata items or a new one needs to first be created. I've helped out by creating some of the Wikidata items, for example Pseudorhizidiaceae, but any help from you guys is of course welcome. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:24, 5 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]

while at it I have also given auto-patrol to @Drägü:(Contributions) also. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 14:16, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Error message when trying to import MediaWiki template

Screenshot of an error message rendered when trying to import a template from MediaWiki to Wikispecies.

Hello fellow administrators! Earlier today I tried to import a template from MediaWiki, but it only rendered an error message saying it was a "Bad interwiki link" (see screenshot). I tried several options, including exchanging the space in the filename with an underscore, and/or changing the import location from "default" to the "Template" namespace. That was a no-go as well.

The template is not exclusive to MediaWiki, and can also be found at for example Meta-Wiki from where I could subsequently import it. However I would prefer MediaWiki as a source since thats's where the wiki software is originally housed. (Also, their version of the template is more than five years older than most of the others, hence presumably have gone through more tests.) Does anyone of you admins know the cause of this discrepancy?

I particularly extend my question to Andy Mabbett since together with me he's the only one with any experience of importing templates, modules and other files to Wikispecies. (I've imported 885 files, Andy 1,075.) –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:04, 20 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]

No idea, I'm afraid (I get the same error). Perhaps it's because you're trying to import an older version over a newer one? I see you previsouly imported the version from Wikidata; would that do now? While older versions may have stood the test of time, newer versions are more likely to have bug fixes and other improvements. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:58, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ombuds Commission

Hi everyone, just informational. I have been nominated for Chair of the Ombuds commission which I thought admins etc here should be aware of. Obviously if any cases that involve Wikispecies come to the commission I must recuse myself from them. However none have so this is good. If anyone has questions for the OC you may ask me, be aware there are privacy issues in this so I cannot discuss cases. If anyone feels they need to talk to the Commission info is here on Meta. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 14:24, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Scott, good luck with the nomination and best regards Andyboorman (talk) 15:37, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Scott, good luck with the nomination and best regards. :-) Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:51, 24 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Bot Request

Please note this concern - surplus line spaces on The Pump Board. Can anybody help or give advice? Best regards Andyboorman (talk) 17:02, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Noted. I'll reply at the VP in a moment, and will have a look at the actual bot-job later today or tomorrow. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk)‚ 11:15, 31 August 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Page move logs

Hello friends! Does any one know of a way to list page moves (if at all possible). Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:42, 5 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

@Tommy Kronkvist try Special:Log/move --DannyS712 (talk) 03:48, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks DannyS712. I must be turning blind, because I searched for the "Move log" option in the drop-down list at Special:Log just prior to asking here... :-) Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 04:00, 5 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]


Please block 2600:387:6:805:0:0:0:9D: Vandalism. Thanks, --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:09, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Burmeister (talk) 02:34, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please block Troll who is horny: Long-term abuse. Thanks, --Mtarch11 (talk) 03:13, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done before I saw this, has also been locked --DannyS712 (talk) 21:50, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blocked accounts, presumably sock puppets

The user accounts K M Rasheduzzaman Rafi (talkcontribsblock logall projects) and Krasheduzzamanrafi (talkcontribsblock logall projects) were both blocked by me in August 10 and September 19, respectively. The first one is also globally locked for crosswiki abuse, as well as indefinitely blocked from English Wiktionary and Simple Wikipedia. The two accounts only had one Wikispecies edit each, creating the User:K M Rasheduzzaman Rafi user page containing spam about a Bangladeshi musician. I've protected both their user pages, restricting new and unregistered users from editing them.

Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:40, 19 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

I can confirm they are socks both users locate to Bangladesh with different ips. However there is a 3rd ip attached to one of the user names that is from UAE which is a bit strange. So a little inconclusive in the end. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:12, 19 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The Bangladeshis are the fifth biggest ethnic group in the United Arab Emirates; some 12.5% of the UAE population are migrant workers from Bangladesh. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:40, 21 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Page moves by users are not automatically patrolled

Earlier this morning I checked the "Recent changes" list as usual and saw that several page moves by Thiotrix, MILEPRI and myself were listed as not yet patrolled (i.e. "unpatrolled"). This is odd, considering Thiotrix is an administrator and I'm a bureaucrat (hence our edits should be automatically marked as patrolled) and MILEPRI is a member of the autopatroller user group (i.e. also automatically marked as patrolled). A special version of the "Recent changes list" which explicitly shows unpatrolled non-bot initiated edits can be seen here (excluding edits marked as "minor"). Edits not involving a page move doesn't seem to be affected.

I'm not sure why this happens, but an underlaying reason may be that a new version of the MediaWiki software is being deployed to Wikispecies today. More information about that can be found at Wikispecies Tech News: 2021-38. Also, I'm not sure whether this is a temporary glitch or built-in as part of the new software version.

Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:39, 23 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Please note that some page moves have since been manually patrolled, more specifically those regarding author pages; see Patrol Log. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 06:16, 24 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]
I'm an admin at Wikimedia Sverige (a.k.a. WMSE i.e. "Wikimedia Sweden", the Swedish Wikimedia chapter) and find that their wiki now behaves in the same way. The new MediaWiki software version was deployed to WMSE the day before it was rolled out to Wikispecies, and we can therefore assume that this is a global Wikimedia issue and not unique to Wikispecies. We'll have quite a lot more WS pages than usual to check and mark as patrolled, since several Wikispecies users are now in the process of moving a lot author pages. The reason is that per WS praxis the author pages should have the same file name as their respective author's full name, for example "Donald John Stoddart Barr" rather than "Donald J. S. Barr". Many such pages are currently being renamed as we find more and more sources stating the author's full names. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:07, 25 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Reported on Phabricator, as T291832. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:22, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, Andy! I also extend my thanks to DannyS712 who helped out at Phabricator with the duplicate task T291677. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:55, 29 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Gorillas are now protected

I've semi-protected the Gorilla and Gorilla beringei pages since they're so frequently vandalized. Gorilla gorilla was semi-protected earlier this month by Andy Mabbett, for the same reason. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:11, 26 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Gorillini and Gorilla gorilla diehli now also semi-protected. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 14:01, 29 September 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Block request

Please block this account - VOA. Thank you. Hasley (talk) 19:38, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Andyboorman (talk) 20:11, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

New page: Birds

Hello, I would like to create the new page Birds as a redirect to ISSN 2673-6004, but it is protected; thank you, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 10:15, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Resolved. The page has now been created, as requested. Please note that the Birds redirect page is still fully protected, and can only be edited by administrators. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:09, 14 October 2021 (UTC).[reply]


Please block AnimalLover101 101, long-term abuse --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:41, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:35, 15 October 2021 (UTC).[reply]


Please block 2600:387:4:803:0:0:0:BA, long-term abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:17, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Burmeister (talk) 02:20, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please block Special:Contributions/2600:387:4:803:0:0:0:4D, long-term abuse. Stang 01:02, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done --DannyS712 (talk) 03:43, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please block VladimirBoys (talkcontribsblock logall projects) , LTA talk page vandal. Zudo (talk) 01:08, 12 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Additionally, this user has been nominating several articles for deletion on the English Wikipedia. —hueman1 (talk contributions) 01:18, 12 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Update: This user is now blocked on the English Wikipedia. —hueman1 (talk contributions) 01:25, 12 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Andyboorman (talk) 08:50, 12 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blocked page move

Hi, I'd like to move Sydney C. Parkinson to Sydney Parkinson, but there is a redirect going in the opposite direction that I don't have permission to overwrite. The rationale is that I've recently started working on w:en:Sydney Parkinson and couldn't find any mention of a middle name in any of the sources (including several national biographies). I believe that the "C" is a database error (somebody could have misread "Parkinson, Sydney (c. 1745-1771)" as "Parkinson, Sydney C." (1745-1771)). If you have any reason to believe that the "C" is correct, please let me know so I can mention it in the Wikipedia article. But if you don't have a good source for the current name, could you move the page to the name used in reliable sources? Thank you, Kusma (talk) 12:43, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

That is is definitely from IPNI (, but I'm as mystified as you are given that there's no trace of it in TL-2 either, and that is the basis for much of IPNI. I would consider email the IPNI folks to ask where it came from, if only to avoid edit wars. Circeus (talk) 18:17, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Don't forget to follow through with the taxa and eponym categories! Circeus (talk) 18:19, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, I have written to IPNI and asked them to fix their database entry. I'll try to fix all the taxa categories, fortunately they are small (please double check I'm doing it right; while I'm an experienced Wikipedian I have very little knowledge of Wikispecies). Kusma (talk) 22:09, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Update: I received an answer from IPNI already, with a promise to remove the "C". Thank you for your help Circeus! Kusma (talk) 08:50, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Basically all the contributions of InternetScavenger89 appear to be unhelpful, for instance creating a useless talk page and creating a copy of the Wikignome page from English Wikipedia. Looking at the same user's contributions on other wikis (e.g. uploading meme images on Commons that are also copyvio), I have some doubts this user is acting in good faith and I suspect this is a troll/vandal, but I could be wrong. I'm surprised nobody has at least left a note on his/her talk page yet. Monster Iestyn (talk) 13:53, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Monster Iestyn: Please see [2]. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:02, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
...okay you caught me out there, yes I didn't feel it was my place or responsibility to leave such a message to tell the user off about this. In this case though I meant "somebody" as in "an admin", if I'm being honest. Though that's possibly not much better then again. Monster Iestyn (talk) 18:22, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Block request

Please block [reacted], a VOA. Thank you. Hasley (talk) 17:54, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:59, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Spam accounts (talk·contribs·WHOIS) has been spamming Talk:Main Page; after being reverted a few times, A2n4321 (talkcontribsblock logall projects) started making the same posts. – FlyingAce (talk) 06:47, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blocked. --Thiotrix (talk) 08:56, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Healthcarebeauty123 (talkcontribsblock logall projects) is spamming as well. – FlyingAce (talk) 07:10, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Was already globally blocked. --Thiotrix (talk) 08:56, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


2401:4900:3EE8:E95:0:15:D410:DA01 might need a block. Thank you. Hasley (talk) 16:11, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done. --RLJ (talk) 16:24, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please block Drmiez1 as well. Thank you in advance! Hasley (talk) 00:27, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That account was blocked at 01:01, 4 December 2021 by admin Circeus. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:20, 7 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Vandalism-only account

I get horn knee when I jack goff mike hock (talkcontribsblock logall projects) – not here to edit constructively (starting with the username). FlyingAce (talk) 03:30, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 04:38, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dhar mann lol (talkcontribsblock logall projects) , which seems related, is now also indefinitely blocked. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:40, 11 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]
The user account mentioned by FlyingAce above is now globally locked by steward. For other recently locally blocked user accounts that may or may not be related, see the revision history of Pan and the revision history of Aleuria aurantia. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:23, 12 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Edit requests

I would just like to note that there are some pretty old edit requests at Category:Wikispecies protected edit requests. Maybe someone can proceed them. Thanks and best regards --Ameisenigel (talk) 10:04, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll get them all sorted next week. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:09, 12 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Stephen Thorpe

Attention fellow administrators AccassidyAlvaroMolinaAndyboormanBurmeisterCirceusDan KoehlDannyS712EncycloPeteyFaendalimasFloscuculi Franz XaverGeniHector BottaiKeith EdkinsKoavfMariusmMKOliverMPFNeferkheperreOhanaUnited PeterRPigsonthewingRLJThiotrix

Please note that we now have some activity from a new user account called StephenThorpe1 (talkcontribsblock logall projects) , registered earlier today. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:56, 25 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]

yes the account AucklandNaturalist (no contributions at this time) also uses same ip, ran a check. The data from his original account is too old now for comparison. @Dan Koehl: @Koavf: please take a look. Meantime I am blocking both accounts for one week for now. Open to discussion on this. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 14:25, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It seems like he miss WS. Dan Koehl (talk) 14:32, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For what it's worth, no change in his not following wikispecies style guide on ref citations - MPF (talk) 14:40, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed. Also, even though all of the actual data in the new edits seems correct and legit (afaik), sockpuppetry is still a big deal from a Wikimedia policy point of view. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:06, 25 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Well, he just got suspended from iNaturalist. He can make it all about expertise as much as he wants, what I see is the same old story: he tried to use a publicly edited website as his own, sole personal database, ran into trouble because he kept fighting other people's edits, and is now spending a lot of effort badmouthing that website. Six years on, nothing's changes. Circeus (talk) 15:42, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is a pretty clear case of walking like Anatidae, quacking like Anatidae, and having usernames like Anatidae. With single-user login, these users can appeal at Meta or post to someone's talk page on Wikipedia but they are clearly him. Merry Christmas folks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:21, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I've now wikified all the edits by the user, in regards to layout, author-, reference- and Taxonavigation templates, journal links, categories, and so forth. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:17, 25 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]
Ok I note the blocks have been changed to indefinite, thanks for that. I could not do indefinite until either Dan or Justin confirmed my check. All done now. @Dan Koehl: @Koavf: we should keep an eye on the IP which must remain undisclosed here. We should also update the CU file with the current info.
Yeah he has been banned for life from iNat for doing exactly what he used to do here. I guess that's why he stopped pestering us. I am guessing we may be in for some more socks now. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:55, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Faendalimas: I already updated CU a few hours ago. Thanks for spotting it and for encouraging the documentation. I sincerely feel sorry for the guy: he sounds so terribly unhappy. :/ —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:57, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Category page to delete

Hello. Could you delete Category: William Wayt Thomas taxa, I've created by mistake, since it's duplicated with Category:Wayt Thomas taxa.
Thank you. Gerardgiraud (talk) 12:38, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Gerardgiraud: Thanks for notifying. Actually, per Wikispecies naming conventions the main pages for this author should be William Wayt Thomas and Category:William Wayt Thomas taxa. I'll make the proper arrangements, but it may take an hour or so since there are about 50 other pages related to the main author page that needs to be redirected as well. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:36, 30 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]
 Done. The pages are now saved as William Wayt Thomas and Category:William Wayt Thomas taxa, and all redirects have been corrected (with the exception of archive- and log files, which shouldn't be changed). –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 14:39, 30 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]
@Tommy Kronkvist: thanks a lot. Gerardgiraud (talk) 16:20, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this archive.