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There are two (for me) unsolved issues with images:

Could something be done about it? --Xavi 09:33, 18 January 2007 (EST)

Annoying vandal

Just noticed a user who's made a bunch of nonsense edits: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Special:Contributions/

Can you lock the IP? Thanks. Homunq 00:43, 31 January 2008 (EST)

blocked. --Chihyu 01:49, 31 January 2008 (EST)

ps you look like an interesting person.

I suppose you mean User:Sj? :) --Chihyu

Misplaced User pages

Just FYI, Rummaging around in uncategorized and orphaned pages I found these that look like they belong over in the User namespace instead of Main. Cjl 18:27, 4 March 2008 (EST)

JamieScuffell, Michxo, Sahil.smartguy@gmail.com, Sahil_Singla, ThePerturbator, Trent_Waddington,

Some of the pages were deleted for containing reduntant info, but many are annon user pages. We won't move it to the user's IP in the userspace, will we? ffm 21:04, 4 March 2008 (EST)

Category confusion (OLPC pages)

"maintained" 2 members, Category page has text "These pages are monitored by OLPC. Please use the associated talk pages for your comments."

"monitored" 675 members, Category page has no text, red cat links on pages in this category.

Simple to fix, but I thought it best to let an admin-type do this. Cjl 16:47, 21 March 2008 (EDT)


You might want to keep an eye on I just deleted "Mmm. Tositos & Dip" from Deployment_Guide/Logistics, Other contribs seem to include adding and then removing gibberish. Cjl 12:38, 25 March 2008 (EDT)

Blocked him. Thanks! —Joe 19:20, 25 March 2008 (EDT)

See http://wiki.laptop.org/index.php?title=Activities&diff=next&oldid=207695 --FGrose 21:38, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

index.php vandals

I don't want to fill Joe's talk page with lists of these as I come across them. There is a particular pattern that looks like some sort of vandal bot. I intend to post them to OLPC_talk:Vandalism if/when I see them, but there are only three watching users, hopefully they are all vandal-stomping admins. Cjl 14:57, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

Bitfrost and OLPC Bitfrost

I believe that the Bitfrost and OLPC Bitfrost pages should be reviewed with an eye towards merging them, see Talk:Bitfrost for my query and Walter's reply. DIY wiki ethos notwithstanding, Bitfrost is currently unprotected, but OLPC Bitfrost was protected about a year ago by Ivan Krstic and the number of subject matter experts that should be entrusted with the task is small. While content can be copied over from OLPC Bitfrost to Bitfrost, a merge template cannot be placed on OLPC Bitfrost to tag it for such editing at a later time. In an ideal world, an editor with sufficient experience with Bitfrost (maybe someone on the security mailing list) can be enticed to perform the merge in coordination with an admin willing to remove/re-apply page protection as needed. This suggestion is offered for your consideration in the spirit of improving the wiki by someone who realizes that the details of improvements in that subject area are over his head and in any event will require an admin's participation. Cjl 15:07, 8 April 2008 (EDT)

Where are our readers from?

Some time ago I raised the question about who's reading what - and more importantly (for me) from where. (See here). My question originates in that knowing that kind of information we may be able either to tune content or promote/demote links in the front page, faq, etc. For example, if I knew that it was argies rarely visit Argentina's page, it could mean that they are looking for other kind of news, data, whatever; but at least I'd know they aren't reading it - maybe it's just lack of local diffusion.--Xavi 20:49, 20 January 2007 (EST)

A project for the stats team...

Query: Semi-protection from anon edits

User:Leejc and User:cjl are "fighting the good fight" (me reverting and Joe blocking) with some sort of page-blanking, nastiness-inserting bot (or really persistent and monomanaical vandal) over Talk:OLPC_Haiti. Blocking doesn't seem to be accomplishing that much as the IP's are just switching each time. What are the criteria for semi-protection against anon edits? Obviously, as a general rule, you want talk pages for politically sensitive regions to be open to anon edits, so I'm just asking the question. Is temporary semi-protection merited to convince the vandal bot to go elsewhere?

As a related item, User:Felice/ebook.html.template seems to have drawn similarly repeated (although less frequent) attention. The User:Felice sub-page space contains many drafts of the i18n templates for the OLPC main site at www.l.o (deposited there by Walter). The higher degree of criticality of these materials as useful guides to i18n/l10n efforts by others and the inactivity of User:Felice may place these pages in a different category with respect for semi-protection from anonymous vandalism. Is temporary semi-protection (at least of sub-pages, not user page) merited under these circumstances?

I'm just trying to learn more and point out some current wiki issues, I'm not in a position to perform any of these protections, but I thought it should be brought to the admin's attention. Cjl 14:05, 8 May 2008 (EDT)

Urgent need for anti-vandalbot

The wiki vandalism is getting out of control. I see (what are to me at least) clear signs of increasing sophistication in the automation of the attacks. I can't beat the bot at it's own game, OLPC needs a counterbot, NOW. Cjl 19:34, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


Bad usernames can be renamed using Special:Renameuser. --Sj talk 16:24, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Time period for nominations

Since sometimes we have obvious noms like dsd and lynn, perhaps we can have a practice of temp-adminship for a couple of weeks during the nominating period? If there's some opposition to the nominee being an admin, it can remain temporary until the opposition is resolved one way or the other. But that way this page won't be a bottleneck to useful enthusiastic work.

I'm putting dsd up, for good measure, to keep the archive accurate.