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Hi Artix here

Hi all,

If you have noticed, I've been globally locked. It was a good run though. I was falsely accused of sockpuppetry that is being unblocked. An appeal is in t he works for an unblock. Unfortunately, the sock block quickly spiralled out of control as other users decided to hunt across wiki and block me on several other wikis. Thus it was proper for a lock by a steward, as it was not worth continuing as a user with this username.

Much thanks to several users who made my time on wikibooks awesome. Shoutout to Atcovi, Pi zero, and QuiteUnusual for being friendly people and helpful to my enrichment. It was awesome editing the articles for the Guide to the Lord of the Rings and the Inheritance Cycle. Some day perhaps, I will come back and finish those books. Cheers. It was a pleasure.

History merge needed

Exact copy-paste:

Revisions up to Special:Permalink/1180912 at Hebrew/Aleph-Bet5 should be moved to Hebrew/Aleph-Bet/5.

Thanks, --DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 07:28, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

The bot just archived with after no response - hello? Can anyone do this? Thanks, --DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 13:31, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Was just archived a second time. Pinging the admins: @Atcovi: @Az1568: @JackPotte: @Jusjih: @Leaderboard: @Pi zero: @QuiteUnusual: @Xania: sorry for the mass ping, but the request for an easy hist merge has been open for over 3 months with no response. Can one of you please take a look? Thanks, --DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 08:39, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, it's done now. Thanks - QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 08:57, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@QuiteUnusual: Thanks. A couple more if you can take a look
Thanks, --DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 09:00, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
All done - thanks - QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:08, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@DannyS712: My apologies for missing this. Nice to see QuiteUnusual do this already. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 13:39, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Access to deleted history

A long time ago, I transwiki'd a number of pages to another wiki before they were deleted here. That wiki is preparing for the actor migration, and I'd like to make sure the contributions imported from wikibooks are properly associated with the appropriate users from here. With many of the users renamed here, and many of the contributions deleted, it's quite difficult to piece together which edits came from here. Is there some way I can get read-only access to view deleted contributions? I have approximately 3000 users and 20,000 edits to reconnect, so going page by page would be difficult. -- Prod (discusscontribs) 09:46, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Hello, a vote could allow you to be administrator during one week, for this task only. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:16, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
I doubt that this would get community support as it would give unrestricted rights which could only be stopped by a Steward (as we can't remove +sysop locally). There's no problem with users being renamed here - it is still possible to trace the attribution back to the original user. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:01, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
All the pages that they contributed to have been deleted. For example, this user has 100+ edits that were transwiki'd before the pages were deleted here. -- Prod (discusscontribs) 14:57, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Another example is User:The/User:The~enwikibooks. This user has a dozen edits on my site, but none of them show up here. I don't really see any logs that mention the user was renamed here. -- Prod (discusscontribs) 00:16, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Please see Special:Contributions/ - vandalism --DannyS712 (discusscontribs) 05:39, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Done JackPotte (discusscontribs) 07:31, 6 June 2020 (UTC)


Please block this ip --Samuele2002 (discusscontribs) 01:10, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

I did give them a local block, as a matter of form and for the record, though it's redundant to a longer block already placed on them globally. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 03:08, 13 June 2020 (UTC)