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Neha Yadav[edit]

As you are already involved, so I am updating you to avoid a mistake. A user redirected Neha Yadav to a TV show, but I undo. I don't see the logic to create a page from a different name and wasting the name in the redirect. Sonofstar (talk) 12:47, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Sonofstar: What you are doing is known as redirect hijacking. You can't just remove the redirect from an article and turned it about a different subject (likely non-notable as per WP:NPOL) so please stop this practice (see WP:GAMING as well as WP:ADMINSHOP). GSS💬 18:17, 10 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@GSS: Thanks, I was unaware of it and I created based on WP:GNG, WP:Basic. Sonofstar (talk) 17:18, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Proxy?[edit]

Special:contributions/81.177.3.8.--Bbb23 (talk) 16:54, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]

(talk page watcher) @Bbb23: Appears to be this web hosting service, and seems to be running Squid. In short: Yes. See this too, in case you haven't seen yet. --Blablubbs (talk) 17:12, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Blablubbs: Thanks. Some of what you say is beyond me, but it's not clear to me why, after 81. acknowledged that Special:contributions/31.41.45.190 was him, he was allowed to continue because of his "good contributions". I also remain suspicious that he hasn't always edited just with IPs, proxies or otherwise.--Bbb23 (talk) 17:25, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]
I mean I know working SPI just sucks all the AGF out of ya, but sheesh. Look I've been pretty open about how I operate for a long time. I tether through mobile, when the idiots get those ranges blocked I turn on one app or another to continue editing, preferably one that slows things down the least. I'm not that technically proficient some of those ranges are blockable under policy, others probably aren't (I don't believe content filtering ones are). Most don't assign static IPs, but when I find ones that do I'll tend to hang around on them to make things easier for others, but there's always additional options. So look if you need to block a range just block it, it doesn't stop me from editing it just means my history isn't in one place, no big deal, abuse does happen on these ranges, I understand in full. If I'm in the middle of a collaboration (I'm not right now) then an advance talk page notice is polite. But at this point WP:DGAF is my middle name. If you know my writing style, and it is quite distinctive, I'm sure you can go back a very long way if my history is of interest to you.
Balls in your court, I was going to try to keep things under this IP over the weekend, but I'll probably be shifting back over to random article patrol, so I doubt it matters much, sorry for the trouble. Regards, 81.177.3.8 (talk) 18:01, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Bbb23: My read of policy is that while proxies may be blocked on sight, editing via a proxy isn't prohibited, and hence the block on 31.41.40.0/21 is essentially a block just on an IP range, not on any specific user. The technical tl;dr is that in my opinion, 81.177.3.0/24 is fine to hardblock. The only reason I haven't done so is because I haven't read the ANI discussion and I'm not sure whether I would disrupt an ongoing conversation by rangeblocking right now. --Blablubbs (talk) 18:03, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Blablubbs: The ANI discussion is about the IP. I'm not sure what use it is or why it should prevent a proxy block. If anything, it should trigger one. Although the block of 31. may not be imposed "on any specific user", the edits by IP 81. are clear block evasion. The proxy part only compounds the problem. My suspicious is that even if we were to block the proxy, the person would just jump to yet another proxy, but just as with all blocks, that shouldn't stop us.--Bbb23 (talk) 18:14, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Bbb23: my understanding was that it's not evasion if the block is not directed at you as a person. However, if the conclusion of the ANI is that I the person (not the IP address) need a time-out then I will abide by it. Hell, If I screwed up something big and someone I trust told me to stay away for 6 months I'd do so, no need to block. All I ask is that you clearly denote in the log how long a block is directed at me, and how long at the address itself. Regards, 81.177.3.8 (talk) 18:19, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Unblock request[edit]

Hello, I am a Wikimedia projects editor, a recruiter and trainer for new editors and a program lead for Wikimedia Ghana User Group’s Community Development Program, which looks to improve the retention rate of new and experienced editors. We have an upcoming online workshop for new editors which is due this Friday, September 24, 2021. Due to the open proxy block, new participants in Ghana who want to join the workshop can create accounts and this has made it difficult to onboard them. I kindly request a temporal IP lift to enable new editors to join the workshop. The IP is (disabled) by ‪ST47ProxyBot‬ where most of them(participants) say their network provider is in control over the proxy. Hope to hear from you soon. Find the event dashboard here http://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikimedia_Ghana_User_Group/Online_Wikipedia_Workshop,_September_24,2021?enroll= Thank you Robertjamal12 (talk) 13:25, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]