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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.

Semi-portect Wikijunior:Human Body/Anatomy[edit]

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Semi-cascade protect User:PokestarFan/Userpage protect[edit]

I use it to protect my userspace. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 15:14, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Done JackPotte (discusscontribs) 16:01, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
@JackPotte: I alsed for cascading protection, so I can protect my userpage with it. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 18:30, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Cascading protection? That protects all pages transcluded in the page being protected. Pages that transclude the template will not be automatically protected. (that could be very easily abused, if you think about it :)) --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 18:34, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Anyway this checkbox is gray and can't be ticked for this page: Protect pages included in this page (cascading protection). JackPotte (discusscontribs) 18:51, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, nothing seems to be transcluded on the page. --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 19:03, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
In that case just unprotect it and delete it under U1. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 01:48, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
What you can do is transclude your userspace pages on that page, then ask for cascading protection. Also, {{namespace}} in your sig is misspelt {{namespaee}} :) --George (Talk · Contribs · CentralAuth · Log) 08:33, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protect User:PokestarFan and User:PokestarFan/signatures[edit]

No reason ips/new users should be editing. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 01:48, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Done --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:53, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Block ConradKeel4616[edit]

Vandalising on wikibooks

Done JackPotte (discusscontribs) 21:24, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

83.18.191.198[edit]

Noting here admin action I've taken, and am taking. Over the past few weeks or months, there's been this ongoing situation involving, apparently, edit warring between IPs; there seems to be a suggestion, somewhere in the murky situation, that all IPs on both sides of the war are the same person, creating a lot of confusion and trying to thereby slip stuff in without being noticed. Early in the game I recall sifting through edits looking for those that seemed sound, but after a few rounds my attitude is very much to just unwind all of it, and if somebody wants to do something useful they can register an account and explain just what they're doing at each step. I've doled out several 6-month blocks to IPs, one of them earlier today and I'm now going through their 100-or-so edits trying to unwind each page to a point before the edit-warring started. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:19, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

One of them told me it was against a vandal, but I'm not convinced: User_talk:JackPotte#Explanation. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 16:54, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Proof that we aren't the same person is, i don't use open proxi's. Wielbiciel Papieża (discusscontribs)
I don't find that a credible claim. Not using an open proxy is not proof of identity. Behavior is more convincing, and behavior says User:Wielbiciel Papieża is part of this. In any case, they're clearly claiming to be the same user who was just blocked as an IP, which makes their large-scale reversion of my edits block evasion. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 19:15, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protect Human Geography AP/Gravity model[edit]

Repeated vandalism by multiple IPs. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 22:48, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Those multiple IPs appear to be effectively a single party, within an IP range. I've applied a 24-hour range-block to 73.94.204.128/25 (that's any IP from 73.94.204.128 up to 73.94.204.255). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 01:19, 24 September 2017 (UTC)