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Whoisi.ccEdit

Take down — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hocheecherngmaster (talk • contribs) 13:06, 16 October 2020‎ (UTC)

Yes, please take down User:Hocheecherngmaster for posting nonsense.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:43, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
✓ Done. The user is globally locked. Taivo (talk) 05:59, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

User:MauydshkkiyhEdit

User: Mauydshkkiyh (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter log Reason: Continuing to upload images without any information or licence. Doesn't appear to have noticed (or is ignoring) several messages about this on Talk page, including bespoke advice e.g. to use the upload wizard. Now at 72 files and counting as I write... will all be due for deletion in 7 days if nothing changes. A short block may get their attention...? Thanks. Crep1711 (talk) 14:32, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

See also Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Mauydshkkiyh.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:38, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info They have started unabated for a 2nd day - upload count now at 150 and growing... Final Warning was given yesterday Crep1711 (talk) 07:25, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
✓ Blocked for a week. -- CptViraj (talk) 07:44, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
@CptViraj: Many thanks. Crep1711 (talk) 07:46, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
@CptViraj: Thanks!   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:14, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

102.89.1.149Edit

  — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 07:22, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done. Blocked for 3 days. Taivo (talk) 08:22, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
@Taivo: Thanks!   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:38, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

File:Carleton Coon races after Pleistocene.PNGEdit

File:Carleton Coon races after Pleistocene.PNG (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)

Please indef protect or limit to established accounts. This has a history of highly inappropriate sockpuppetry changes for racial/political reasons (e.g. LenguaMapa (talk · contribs · logs · block log)), or to potentially spread disinformation globally across Wikipedias. Refer to File talk:Carleton Coon races after Pleistocene.PNG. (talk) 09:59, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done semi-protected, and can be edited only by established registered users. --— D Y O L F 77[Talk] 10:24, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Block for sockpuppetEdit

Chabhal da boys (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) was blocked as a sockpuppet of User:Jagdeep singh bittu on enwiki following a SPI. See w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jagdeep singh bittu. Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 18:07, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done Remaining upload deleted (copyvio) and blocked indef. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 18:20, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Users stealing Japanese train photographs from twitterEdit

Incessant copyvio issues, it is probably the work of a sockpuppet. At least last few years, there is an ongoing plagiarisms from Japanese train photographs uploaded to twitter, and victims by identity thieves like a Commons:Deletion requests/impersonation of つだぬまどうぶつえん. I think they should be blocked per Copyright violations and Abusing multiple accounts.--Categorizing (talk) 13:18, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

File:Paz é nós que faz.jpgEdit

Quero a exclusão de uma imagem publicada na Wiki sem minha autorização, não sei quem é esse usuário que aparece, é um absurdo. Segue o link abaixo:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Paz_%C3%A9_n%C3%B3s_que_faz.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.159.161.99 (talk • contribs)

Commons/enwiki cross-wiki sockingEdit

Hope this is the right noticeboard. Just a heads-up that Safi Bhatti, blocked both here and on enwiki, has been found to be socking. One of their two named socks, Mohananad Bhatti, has edited here, but not caused any disruption. However, I'll note that under the latter account they did upload w:File:Wikipedia-website.png, which shows they've bookmarked User:BevinKacon's Commons userpage, which is at the very least bizarre, and at most rather troubling. (I'll tag that file for CSD in a bit, but holding off so y'all can see.)

SPI with further details is here. Tamzin (they/them) | o toki tawa mi. 21:03, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

@Tamzin: See also m:srg#Global lock for Safi Bhatti et al.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:49, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Block for sockpuppetEdit

Daripulauriau25 (talk · contribs) was reported as a sockpuppet of FishMara on enwiki (w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/FishMara). The timings between when this user uploaded the image and when it was added 12 hours later to the now deleted draft by an account which had made no edits since September (w:en:User:Phyu Aung Myint - no local commons account) suspicious. I would have blocked this user on enwiki if they had a local account, as the timings are suspiciously close.
Why I'm reporting the account for a block on commons is because a number of the accounts CU confirmed to FishMara on enwiki in October 2019, were blocked and confirmed here too (see Category:Sockpuppets of Carsson Tan). Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 23:04, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
✓ Done. -- CptViraj (talk) 03:58, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

File:QarabaghWarMap(2020).svgEdit

Recommending semi-protection for File:QarabaghWarMap(2020).svg, similar to File:Syrian Civil War map.svg. There has been some edit conflicts, accuracy issues and possible canvassing occurring with the file. Thanks!--WMrapids (talk) 15:10, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

A daily updated conflict map has fully been protected for a monthEdit

(the protected file)

I'd like to ask how editors will be able to update the map from now on. Administrators have fully protected the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict map for a month due to vandalism. This map changes daily and sometimes multiple times a day. Will I be able request administrators to change the file here for example? HersiliaAramazd (talk) 19:14, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Special:Diff/498880428. If any admin wants to change the protection, please feel free to do so. -- CptViraj (talk) 03:50, 24 October 2020 (UTC)