German Wikipedia administrator since 2013; steward since 2019
- User Since
- Nov 20 2014, 9:57 PM (435 w, 5 d)
- IRC Nick
- LDAP User
- MediaWiki User
- Schniggendiller [ Global Accounts ]
Aug 11 2022
Also on deWP: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:NTUA.gif
Oct 15 2021
Jan 21 2020
As a steward, I very much rely on #cvn-unifications.
The SUL watcher bots report all new account creations there, with a link to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/username. That's very useful to lock LTAs very quickly or at least examine suspicious accounts. Also, there are some regexes to highlight potentially unsuitable user names. And of course you could use your IRC client to set "private" pings for names/name patterns that are of special interest for you.
Some LTAs troll in a specific wiki with a specific name pattern, and when their IP/IP range is blocked locally, switch to another wiki to continue. Without #cvn-unifications it's next to impossible to follow them, because you couldn't watch ~ 950 account creation logs manually. (Okay, you could watch Special:Log/newusers @ Loginwiki, but you need to reload that page permanently ...)
Apr 27 2019
Mar 13 2019
@chasemp Now enabled, seems to work. Thanxs.
Jan 18 2019
Sep 30 2018
The thanks log does not record the specific edits. The information that you thanked user X for edit Y is stored in your browser session. If you restart your browser, there's again the "thanks" link instead of a "already thanked". And if you use another browser simultaneously, this one will not know that you thanked User X for the edit Y.
Sep 19 2018
Aug 2 2018
May 1 2018
Maybe you’ll find lintHint interesting :-)