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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.


My account was compromised during my absence - enable an indef block to prevent further damage to wiki projects. Thanks for collaborating. --BScMScMD (discusscontribs) 18:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 19:35, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

What's up with 'Polish text' spammers?[edit]

I've seen a spate of new page spams created by new users. What's common with most of them is that the spam text are all in Polish itself. This could point to a group of IP users spamming. Could someone look out to this? --Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 14:01, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately they are using unrelated IP addresses, so a range block won't work. It also seems to be isolated to us (i.e., it isn't a cross wiki issue) which is unusual. Anyway, blocking each address / deleting the spam seems to be the only viable option at the moment. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 14:46, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Add Wikijunior:Europe to Template:Featured Wikijunior book/List[edit]

I closed Wikijunior:Europe's featured book nomination as successful (which I hope I'm allowed to do as a none admin; couldn't find any policy on that.) It needs to be added to Template:Featured Wikijunior book/List, which is protected. Liam987 talk 00:37, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Done by Xania. --Atcovi (talkcontribs) 10:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Newer editor to Wikibooks but active contributor to Wikipedia[edit]

I've been editing articles related to the female reproductive tract and related topics on wikipedia and believe I have a lot to offer to help wikibooks. I am having trouble with permissions in my editing here on wikibooks and wonder what has to happen to allow me to make edits to the books here.

  Bfpage |leave a message  01:45, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
@Bfpage: You're not a reviewer here yet, but that shouldn't be a significant problem for you. Your edits to Wikijunior aren't visible by default until sighted by a reviewer, is all. We have autopromotion criteria for reviewers, chosen so that users get promoted once they're somewhat acclimated to Wikibooks. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 03:11, 29 April 2015 (UTC)