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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.


Possible w:WP:LTA/GRP case, please check their edits. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 07:39, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Yes, that is them. Nonetheless, Done by Kittycataclysm. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 22:16, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply


Possible non-English spam, please check their edits. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 07:50, 8 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Blocked for spamming—thank you! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 12:08, 8 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Religion of Islam and Special:Contributions/Michael_STP (Alert of possible block/lock evasion of Special:Contributions/Germany_Poul_Ah)

@MarcGarver: May I have your attention here? I noticed that the Religion of Islam (one of the many deleted GPA creations) has been reinstated (was there a discussion about this?). If the deleted revisions closely match with the current one, we may need to consider this as a possible block/lock evasion. I have checked the creator's global edits. They are based in fawiki and here, as same as GPA. Please see Wikibooks:Reading room/Administrative Assistance/Archives/2023/December (reported by User:Kittycataclysm) and Wikibooks:Reading room/Administrative Assistance/Archives/2023/October (reported by me) for similar incidents. Thank you for your attention. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 14:03, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

CheckUser confirms this is a sock of the same person. I will block / lock / delete. MarcGarver (discusscontribs) 16:30, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply


Global contributions suggest possible xwiki abuse, please check their Wikijunior creations in this project. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 01:21, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Addressed—thank you! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 03:21, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply


I suggest a range block for this range, many vandalism from here. MathXplore (discusscontribs) 04:02, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

This range includes Special:Contributions/2600:1003:B03B:C3F:0:1:85AA:1E01 (latest vandal). MathXplore (discusscontribs) 14:42, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Done for 1 month. Thanks! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 15:03, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply