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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.

Should we stop Transportation Deployment Casebook/2021

Users are continuously creating articles in the wrong location, and my attempts to draw their attention to this issue haven't been fruitful, to the extent that I'm thinking of applying full-protection temporarily or a filter because it is their responsibility to be aware of the Wikibooks guidelines... Should I do it? Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 08:04, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I would say not at this stage. A few page moves have been performed, but nothing we can't handle. We can't really stop users creating pages in the wrong place, protecting the page Transportation Deployment Casebook/2021 wouldn't stop this. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 09:56, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Mrjulesd: True, but I'm trying to get the message across to the contributors to put the articles in the right place. I would have ordinarily contacted whoever is in charge of the proposal, but can't find any... Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:47, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Leaderboard: maybe message User:DavidLevinson? He seems to have added the 2021 page to Transportation Deployment Casebook, as well as creating the page back in 2011. He may be an educator in charge of classroom projects. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:58, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Should be mostly done for this year. Students have been advised of where to put pages, but as you may be aware, Wikibooks is opaque for new users. dml (discusscontribs) 21:01, 28 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lint error removal...

Hi can I ask a custodian to review my recent efforts? Thanks...ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 20:06, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @ShakespeareFan00:, custodian is a Wikiversity-specific term, and we're sysops/admins here. That being said, I am not sure about this edit; it's not a lint "error" per se in that the tags are closed properly. Am I missing something? Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 20:32, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They are closed because I edited that page. <small></small> can't extend over paragraph breaks or multiple list items.ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 20:45, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@ShakespeareFan00: OK then, go ahead. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 08:00, 26 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP Address have "automatically checked" status?

While patrolling, I stumbled upon these edits at : especially at this edits: and found that the IP Add : have autoconfirmed users seems have privilege where his nonsense edits are automatically checked. Can any admins see y this is possible? Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 03:43, 27 March 2021 (UTC) Concerned Wikibookians[reply]

@Encik Tekateki: In that particular example, the IP reverted the edit which they made, which meant that in the end, no changes were made, and hence it was considered as "automatically checked". Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 08:10, 27 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Might wanna consider protecting the template. --Minorax (discusscontribs) 12:42, 10 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Done . --Jules (Mrjulesd) 19:28, 10 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Invitation to m:Talk:Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations/Discussion

I am interested in hearing the input of Wikibooks administrators and other users about the application of the Universal Code of Conduct, especially from the perspective of interactions on Wikibooks at the linked page. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 23:20, 17 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Poem of Sidi Boushaki

@Leaderboard, QuiteUnusual: this should definitely be deleted as out of scope (or any number of reasons). Its been created by a couple of socks of an LTA called User:Boushaki10; the User:Lofton05 account has been locked, and I have requested that the User:15safia to be also locked at Meta. It links on youtube to some teachings in Arabic, so obviously out of scope. I thought I'd better explain before deletion. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 16:27, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, there are multiple other accounts (sleepers in the main) and one new one that is socking to block evade. So I have blocked them all and nuked the book. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 17:29, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, thanks for pointing it out; I had no clue they were actually socking. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 18:17, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]