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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).
For more general questions and assistance that doesn't require an administrator, please use the Assistance Reading Room.
Problem logging in as User:Thekohser 
Something strange is happening. (I am User:Thekohser here, in good standing on Wikibooks.) When I try to sign into my account, I get the notice: Login error Incorrect password or confirmation code entered. Please try again. Even if I try to reset my password via e-mail, I get the same notice using the temporary password. This phenomenon is what happened when at one time my account was inappropriately placed under a "Global lock", which was decided by an out-of-process discussion between two administrators on another Wikimedia wiki. A Wikibooks bureaucrat saw that the "lock" was inappropriate, and my User name was renamed, then named back again to "Thekohser", which had the nifty effect of undoing the global lock, at least as far as Wikibooks is concerned. Is it possible that the new WMF "single user authentication" thingy they are working on had re-instituted the inane global lock on my account? I ask if someone with the necessary tools could please look into this matter, and then notify me here (in public) and/or via private e-mail (my user name, at gmail). Note, this problem is also happening on (for example) Wikimedia Commons, which is another project where I am in good standing and the global lock was worked around. -- 2001:558:1400:10:79C9:1DF9:AC6D:32BB (discuss) 17:36, 15 May 2013 (UTC) (as, Thekohser)
- The global account for Thekohser is locked. The net effect of previous changes to your account was to detach the local account at enwikibooks from the global account. It is now reattached. This may be related to the imminent global account implementation. Regardless of the cause, when global accounts are implemented you will hit this problem again and it won't be fixable. I think you'll have to settle for being renamed (so re-detaching the local account again) and not having the name changed back again to Thekosher. Once global accounts are implemented it won't be possible for a local bureaucrat to do this - you'd have to ask a Steward. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 18:34, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Manual of Style 
Could some administrator change Manual of Style into a redirect to Wikibooks:Manual of Style ? (The page apparently "is currently protected and can be edited only by administrators.") When someone searches for "manual of style", I think they would prefer to end up at a page that actually talks about style, rather than a page with a big stop-sign. Thank you. --DavidCary (discuss • contribs) 01:42, 21 May 2013 (UTC)