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Welcome to the Administrative Assistance reading room. You can request assistance from administrators for handling a variety of problems here and alert them about problems which may require special actions not normally used during regular content editing. Please be patient as administrators are often quite busy with either their own projects or trying to perform general maintenance and cleanup.

You can deal with most vandalism yourself: fix it, then warn the user. If there is repeated vandalism by one user, lots of vandalism on a single page, or vandalism from many users, tell an admin here, or in #wikibooks (say !admin to get attention).

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@QuiteUnusual: If you need another admin on en.wb I can do it. Where I'm an admin, all I do is maintenance work anyway. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:37, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/ should be banned[edit]

This user is not only an IP address , but has done vandalism on a banned user's talk page , so he/she is either a spam bot or a direct copy of a banned user. --Leaderboard 07:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Looks like someone took care of it. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 10:14, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

About this user[edit]

He seems to be contributing in non-English languages.
His username also seems spam , because his username translates to 'Muhammad appointed Abdullah Alvi'.

I've given him a strong warning on this , but it seems that he should either have his username changed or him banned. --Leaderboard 18:52, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

He seems to have been using his userpage as a personal blog of some sort, I've gone ahead and deleted it. No real need for a ban at this time, he likely won't be returning anyways. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 10:13, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Irrelevant book:- Solutions_To_Mathematics_Textbooks/Topics_In_Algebra_(2nd)_9788126510184/Linear_Transformations[edit]

This book has no revelance.
An IP user has posted the same question on both the user page and the talk page. --Leaderboard 17:02, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. In the future, you can always just tag a page like that with {{delete}} and it'll get taken care of. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 02:08, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Moving a userpage[edit]

Hi! After having my account renamed I have noticed that my userpage was not renamed. It looks like it has triggerred local AbuseFilter both for the steward who renamed my account and for me who tried to fix this error, see Special:AbuseLog. Please fix this error and rename User:Nick UA to User:NickK, together with associated talk page. Thanks! - NickK (discusscontribs) 01:50, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

The page has been moved to the correct name. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 02:04, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! For the record, I created redirects as now both accounts belong to me - NickK (discusscontribs) 02:07, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
I have modified the AbuseFilter so that it allows a Steward to move a page; I just need to work out how to do the same for Global Renamers as this is implemented in a local group at Meta, rather than a Global Group, so I'm not sure how to detect it. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 11:25, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Merge Computer Hardware with How_To_Assemble_A_Desktop_PC[edit]

I plan to move the content of the first book with sections of the latter book.
The latter book has made the former book obsolete and unnecessary. --Leaderboard 18:20, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Once you have completed the moves, please add {{Now merged}} to each source page and identify where you copied the content to. This will allow an admin to perform a history merge to preserve the attribution for the original authors. Thanks. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 10:40, 16 January 2015 (UTC)