Wikiversity:Request custodian action/En/archive/20070107

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Wikiversity Custodians (also known as administrators or sysops), are Wikiversity users who have access to technical features that help with maintenance of Wikiversity. Those features include protecting and deleting pages, blocking other editors, and undoing these actions as well.

In emergency, custodians or stewards may be contacted via IRC[1].

Russian interface[edit]

Please put

Thanks. ~ putnik 10:47, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

    • Вавилон - done
    • Главная категория - done Hillgentleman|

New requests[edit]

Put new requests here

  • User blocking
    • User:長野のそうじろう - a potential threat to this site because of a probable public-open password. --Kanjy 09:43, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
      • Not done: Kanjy, Thank you for the heads-up. The user's password is not public-open. Please talk to 長野のそうじろう about your concern. Hillgentleman| 00:35, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
        • Thanks, but no joking, please. There is no way to check whether the written "password" is false, or was real and is already hijacked. So we should not try to talk with any user who wrote some word as his/her "password", but should block the user account immediately. I think that such a security consideration should be important for custody of wikis. --Kanjy 06:06, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
          • True. But anybody can register an account in any name she wants and have as much right as in hijacking somebody else's. Can you tell me if 長野のそうじろう is an established user in other wikis? Thanks. Hillgentleman| 15:20, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
        • Older revisions of the userpage in question link to the corresponding accounts on sister projects, some of which have been blocked. Everyone has right to choose a username when creating an account -- it's true, and irrelevant. No user has right to throw her/his "password" open. Nobody has right to take over an account, of which password is disclosed. However, I am inactive here enough to hold back if the active users consider it neither disruptive nor insecure. Thanks anyway. --Kanjy 10:17, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
          • Kanjy, Here are your two assertions: 1. it is security risk ; 2. he gave out his password and therefore did something wrong - but: 1. it is not ; 2. we have not had such formal rules on beta, and even if we follow your rule, we cannot prove that he did give out his passwords, ie we have no proof that he did anything wrong. Hillgentleman| 11:33, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
            • Other accounts - I shall check. Hillgentleman| 11:33, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
              • His account in commons: is blocked; his account on meta: is not. As I do not know of any specific wikimedia guideline or policy in this matter, and I can see no practical advantage in blocking him permenantly, I shall not do it. Hillgentleman| 09:17, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Criteria for speedy deletion
    School:計算機科学 - This page has no contents, so please delete this page.--Genppy 00:53, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Done. Hillgentleman| 03:16, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
      • I confirmed the deletion. Thank you.--Genppy 04:54, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Article locking
    I am bothering you again... We are hosting the documents for Individual projects course at our university and we also added a page to keep the assigned persons to each project -- Individual projects -- Assignments -- 2007-2008 -- The problem is that students tried to modify it; so could this site be restricted only to registered users, or preferably only to a given set of users? Thasks, Ciprian Dorin Craciun 10:07, 7 November 2007 (UTC).
    I suggest that you put a note at the top of the page asking people not to edit the page unless they know what they are doing. You might want to make a template such as those discussed at this page. --JWSchmidt 20:18, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
    Well - if we were to play with mediawiki features (magic words, for example,) we can set it up so that the page is editable only if, e.g.
    • the total number of pages (or users, etc) on the project is divisible by 5
    • you open and save the page at specific times (e.g. the hour is 11 and the minute is divisible by 7)...
    Or you may wish to request semi-protection - if there is genuine need.
    Hillgentleman| 02:06, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
    For now I think we shall stick with only a notice on the page that says don't edit unless you know what you are doing. This will have to do it, and we also have the IP's in the history. Thanks, Ciprian Dorin Craciun 06:27, 8 November 2007 (UTC).
  • Criteria for deletion
    Please delete the page Requirements as it was created by mistake and the content has been moved to the right place. Thanks, Ciprian Dorin Craciun 08:53, 1 November 2007 (UTC).
    Done. Please use the page-move function next time. We need to keep the page history for GFDL purposes. This time there was one principal contributor user:Cosmaioan, and wikiversiter user:Genppy helped to wikify the content. Hillgentleman| 20:50, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
    Thanks. I knew about the page-move feature (I've used it my self a couple of times). But the page in question Requirements was created by one of my colleagues -- User:Cosmaioan; I've emailed him saying it's a too generic name to use; and -- as I forgot to tell him about the page-move feature -- he created a new page, copy-pasted the content there, and removed the content from the old page. (The new page is now Tehnologii XML -- Managementul conferintelor -- Cerinte -- 2007-2008 -- -- which is in Romanian...) (By the way, what is GFDL?) So thanks again, and sorry for the trouble, Ciprian Dorin Craciun 21:09, 1 November 2007 (UTC).
GNU Free Documentation License. If it happens again, we may delete the new page and move the old page over it - just mention both pages in your request. Hillgentleman| 02:06, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Criteria for speedy deletion
    Topic:音響工学‎ - This page has no contents, so please delete this page.--Genppy 12:20, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
    • Test page. Done. -Hillgentleman| 18:45, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
      • I confirmed the deletion. Thank you.--Genppy 14:33, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Criteria for speedy deletion
    Ukraine‎ - This page has no contents, so please delete this page.--Genppy 09:47, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
    • 13:16, 21 October 2007 Hillgentleman (Talk | contribs | block) deleted "Ukraine" ‎ (content was: '' (and the only contributor was ''))
      • Right. Test edit. Thanks. -Hillgentleman| 09:31, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
        • I confirmed the deletion. Thank you.--Genppy 10:40, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Criteria for deletion
    Please delete the file WSDL.pdf I uploaded by mistake. Thanks (and sorry for the trouble).

Done.-- 14:49, 8 December 2007 (UTC)


I know it is a little late to ask, but here it goes: I saw that the main intent for Wikiversity is for collaborative research. But I started to use Wikiversity to host laboratory notes for some laboratories I teach at the university (some in English, some in Romanian), and also for one project. Is this a proper use of Wikiversity? (If not please point me into the right direction.) Thanks, Ciprian Dorin Craciun 19:03, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
"the main intent for Wikiversity is for collaborative research" <-- No, that is not correct. Wikiversity allows research projects. The main elements of the approved mission is to host learning resources and learning communities. Learning resources related to classroom laboratory activities are welcome at Wikiversity. --JWSchmidt 22:24, 31 October 2007 (UTC)