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:::: Also, he was blocked for no good reason. --[[User:Rainstorm1650|Rainstorm1650]] ([[User talk:Rainstorm1650|talk]]) 06:10, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
 
:::: Also, he was blocked for no good reason. --[[User:Rainstorm1650|Rainstorm1650]] ([[User talk:Rainstorm1650|talk]]) 06:10, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
 
:::: I'm sorry for my past wrongdoings, I only wanted to start a new time here. [[User:SoloPatriot7890|SoloPatriot7890]] ([[User talk:SoloPatriot7890|talk]]) 06:15, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
 
:::: I'm sorry for my past wrongdoings, I only wanted to start a new time here. [[User:SoloPatriot7890|SoloPatriot7890]] ([[User talk:SoloPatriot7890|talk]]) 06:15, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
 
== Requests Interwiki administrators to change Interwiki ==
 
 
Wiki Url [//nmfwiki.miraheze.org]
 
 
We need some:
 
#<code>https://mcbbs-wiki.cn/wiki/$1</code>(Another Minecraft fun wiki)
 
#<code>https://minecraft-zh.gamepedia.com/$1</code>(Chinese MinecraftWiki)
 
#<code>https://zh.moegirl.org.cn/$1</code>(A Chinese Wiki)
 
#<code>https://mc.netease.com/?$1</code>(the url of the uid of Forum)
 
#<code>https://mc.netease.com/thread-$1-1-1.html</code>(the url of the thread of Forum)
 
#<code>https://mc.netease.com/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=0&pid=$1</code>(the url of the pid of Forum)
 
Thanks.
 
 
[[User:开炸弹车|开炸弹车]] ([[User talk:开炸弹车|talk]]) 07:29, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
 

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This noticeboard is only for requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops' intervention. If in doubt, please try the Community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward.

On the Stewards' noticeboard, you can request...

  • ...a Steward or Global Sysop lock a spam only or vandalism only account. Note that for vandalism only accounts, the vandalism must meet the global standard definition for vandalism and to be a vandalism only account, there must be no or almost no constructive editing behaviour and, additionally, this behaviour should be occurring on multiple wikis
  • ...additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a Steward, such as local interwiki administrator following a successful election
  • ...a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • ...a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki

or report...

  • ...a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • ...a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per the User accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • ...systemic Code of Conduct problems occurring by one or more user(s) on one or more wiki(s) and/or systemic Content Policy violations on one or more wiki(s). In either case, your report must link to specific revisions and, in the latter case, your report must be both thorough and comprehensive

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Request for wiki deletion

I request that the wiki at https://arrowverse.miraheze.org be deleted. Universal Omega (talk) 17:37, 13 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Relisting for steward action. Dmehus (talk) 02:40, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: One typo has been corrected. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Why would you want this wiki deleted? ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: Probably because @Universal Omega: created the wiki, possibly in error, so he is requesting that a steward delete it? Dmehus (talk) 12:19, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: @Dmehus: is correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Universal Omega (talkcontribs) 12:33, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

How do I restore this page?

User:DMBFFF/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice

I created it several months ago—long before June 2020.

Here's Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 12#I FUBARed a few of my wiki's pages—now what? for reference. Thanks. DMBFFF (talk) 01:26, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@DMBFFF: If you are an administrator on the wiki there is a restore button that allows you to do so. You can click here and it will take you there. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:10, 24 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Done, but it's a redirect that I made it in June. I created the page months earlier. Again, I think I lost the original content when I moved it to the new namespace, turned the former into a redirect, and then removed the namespace (erroneously, it seems). DMBFFF (talk) 10:54, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It looks like I won't be getting any help in this anytime soon. It's a good thing I saved my old pages. To anyone is reading this, save your pages, and don't delete particular namespaces without first moving the ones you don't want lost. Maybe I'll figure this all out myself in several months or a few years. I'm not faulting the admins: it's just the way it is, I suppose. DMBFFF (talk) 16:18, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: Looking at this request, you actually came to the correct location, if (a) you first asked a local administrator to restore your page and (b) if a local administrator on that wiki did not action your request for restoration within "a reasonable period of time" (somewhat common practice seems to be at least seven days must've elapsed). At that time, you can request here, ideally linking to your request on the local wiki, and a steward (or Global Sysop (as long it's not a GS opted out wiki) can then action your request appropriately (if the local wiki has local deletion/undeletion policies, then those prevail; otherwise, it's subject to global policies and conventions)). I'm going to {{ping}} @Reception123: back to this request to alert him to your follow up. Dmehus (talk) 16:47, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: You are a local bureaucrat and administrator on this wiki. You should, therefore, be able to undelete this page. Apologies to Reception123 for my premature {{ping}} above. Dmehus (talk) 16:51, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: I see the problem. You only restored the most recent revision, which was a redirect. Go back into the page restoration function for that page and restore all revisions, then undo only the most recent edit to show the previous page. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: You may also want to check the destination page, FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice. I'm not seeing any logs for that page, but seeing as that is a redlink, there could very well be content that can be restored there. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Thank you Reception123 and Dmehus for your replies. As per Reception123's link "here" it leads to only 2 earlier versions to restore: the earliest being 28 June 2020, whereas I created the page several months earlier—possibly even last year.

In my my post to MediaWiki, a mw:User:Bawolff said:

if you know the numeric page id, often you can use the curid parameter (but that doesnt seem to work in your https://fictionandfictionalsettingswiki.miraheze.org/wiki/?curid=4 case) or the api using page id parameters.

Otherwise you need miraheze to run cleanupTitles.php.

I don't know what that all means—as I'm far from being an expert.

Again,

  1. I created a new namespace, "FMRAV:"
  2. I moved some of my pages to it. I believe the histories were also moved to such pages, e.g. User:DMBFFF/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice and its history was moved to FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice
  3. I then turned the old pages into re-directs to the FMRAV: pages e.g. User:DMBFFF/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice.
  4. I then changed my mind—as I'm still working out things in my wiki.
  5. I then erred when I removed/deleted/whatever the namespace. What I think I should have done was to move the content in the FMRAV pages back to their original pages, and then remove/delete/whatever the FMRAV pages. As it is, I didn't and apparently lost content and histories of such, and the original pages remained/remain as redirects.
  6. As I figure this stuff is unlikely truely lost—maybe it's in the original pages, maybe it's in the FMRAV pages—at least for the experts—I'm not seeing any logs for that page, but seeing as that is a redlink, there could very well be content that can be restored there. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 30 July 2020 (UTC)—I posted my issue here last month and MW, with the resulting replies.


Again, though this is presently the worse thing to have happened to me here in Miraheze, it is one that I can live with as I save pages. If anyone can help me fix it, great. If not, again, it's a lesson learned, and I might figure it out on my own and/or come across something in several months or a few years. I am far from despondant, and I thank all for their time.


Now I have another question! :D

I can now embed YouTube videos

such as in Fun:Song(s) for the dekaday#23rd dekaday

and Wikicommons videos such as in

User:DMBFFF/Sandbox

how about Vimeo, DailyMotion (more hypothetically than anything), niconico, YouKu, and maybe xHamster and PornHub, not for porn but, oddly as it sounds, music?

such as in Fun:Song(s) for the dekaday#15th dekaday, this, and this(4:31 in to video)?

—stuff you won't see on YouTube anytime soon, but has some musical and artistic value (and for those not offended by female nudity.)


Also, how would one embed a YT, or other video, to play only at a certain time?

Such as when wanting to cue to the lady holding the Gadsden flag 3:36 into this video: 6:07 https://youtu.be/KI_OgLaWVH0?t=216


Again, help is appreciated.   :)   DMBFFF (talk) 02:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]


I must be some kind of wiki-moron.
my recent changes
I moved [Category:Relatively small little known places] to [Category:The world's relatively small little known places] without leaving a redirect, and it seems to have worked out.

I moved [FMRAV:CMNF Club (draft)] to [Draft:CMNF Club]. Again no problem though the latter also shows up as a red link.
Noticing that all but 1 of my Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki: namespaces didn't show up on the special pages (as the prefix) I thought I'd experiment by moving [Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:FMRAV] to [Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:FMRAV] without leaving a redirect, as an experiment, with the intention of moving it back, and apparently the content disappeared from both pages.
So what do I do in what I figure will be in the absence of useful advice?
As I've saved the pages I'll create a new page with the same name, based on pages I've saved.
I will give up on being able to search under the special pages tab for some of the prefixed pages—it should be enough that I categorize my pages.
As for my questions about vimeo and the others, I will upload still images from the videos—screenshots—that when clicked will go to such sites, and accept that perhaps +99% of sheeple on the internet know of no other (non-porn) video sites save YouTube, Facebook, and TicToc, and thus few will be interested in my concerns here.
I would ask how one could pipe FMRAV pages for categories, as in [Category:Contents|FMRAV] without it showing up under "F" instead of "FMRAV" but instead I'll use the Greek letter Phi—"Φ"—e.g. [Category:Contents|Φ], and explain in my [Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:FMRAV], once I re-create that page.
Best wishes to all in surmounting their obstacles. (I'm not angry: just a little tired. Time for a break.)
DMBFFF (talk) 23:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock General I80

Reason: He's been commiting heinous crimes such as whiteknighting Zenko, he's wishing users such as Kesner, Portrock1566, and Voltuse to get globalled because they blocked him for whiteknighting a bad user, will call anybody who blocks him an "SJW" and he cannot handle being blocked and calls it as being "unfair". He also made false allegations towards Voltuse, NeptunePerson2018, and others on the [Free Adminship Blacklist] including Masson Thief --Hookuai (talk) 02:42, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Hookuai: Specific diffs would be helpful. Also, what do you mean by the term "whiteknighting"? And finally, on which wiki(s) is this occurring, and will one or more local indefinite blocks suffice? Dmehus (talk) 03:35, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Basically, the term "whiteknighting" means blindly defending another user. There could be proof for his hostile behaviour: Special:Permalink/105724#Can you please unban me from two wikis? and User talk:Kesner --Hookuai (talk) 04:41, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Hookuai: Thanks for the clarification on what it is meant by "whiteknighting." I can see what you mean by the first referenced diff, but I would note that no steward or Global Sysop action was taken there. It was archived without action, which suggests they either (a) didn't see merit in his complaint or (b) it was unnoticed (which was less likely). I recall noticing it, but it contained no diffs and seemed like a local dispute. In terms of the second diff, that is unfortunate that General I80 locally blocked Kesner. For a wiki that seems to purport to advocate for free speech and welcome all viewpoints, with a name like "Common Sense Wiki," it's more than a bit ironic and disappointing. Nevertheless, as unfortunate as it is, and it does appear that the user is behaving in a childish fashion, I'm personally not seeing anything that rises to the level of warranting Global Sysop or steward involvement, but I'll nonetheless {{ping}} @Reception123: to take a second look. Hope this helps. If you would like my personal opinion, I personally think that all parties should agree to avoid each other's wikis and limit their interactions in communal wikis on which they each don't hold local bureaucrat or sysop user rights. Dmehus (talk) 05:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I've found more people, including me getting blockes on Common Sense Wiki because of a rule that sas that if an admin blocks the user, they will be blocked proving how I80 is very childish and he can't handle being blocked. And when Reception123 blocked an IP address on the wiki, he unblocked her for 2 seconds. --Hookuai (talk) 16:29, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Hookuai: This seems to be a two-way dispute, so I've yet to, and am indeed hesitant to, form an opinion either way. Throughout all of this, I noted that General I80 has not been notified of this global complaint against him. How come? Was that just an oversight? Since this dispute involves two parties, both parties should submit their statements and/or evidence, and then a steward can look into what the right approach to resolving this is. Dmehus (talk) 16:49, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yet again another troll came

User:MR. PlSSSHITHEAD came back and went to Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki and then he went to upload a gif showing a gross image of a naked guy squatting. Lock him. --Hookuai (talk) 15:55, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done By Void. --TFFfan (talk) 16:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: @Hookuai: This user has an apparent preference for similar usernames. You could probably thwart these users from even being created with a simple wildcarded entry to your Title blacklist. It won't stop the user from creating entirely new usernames, but at least it would prevent the user, to a certain extent, from creating myriad variations on "Mr. Pissshithead". Dmehus (talk) 16:12, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: He's back. Also, check the sitenotice there InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:23, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Thanks...@CircleyDoesExtracter: has reported this on Discord #cvt channel, and I've linked to your diff. Do you want some help setting up a Title blacklist? I'm willing to be a local bureaucrat on your wiki, but can't promise any contributions to the wiki. Think of me as a silent, local bureaucrat WikiGnome. Dmehus (talk) 16:27, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: It's ok, I think we'll take care of the problem. I added a sitenotice for the bureaucrats who know how to protect the wiki InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Okay, sounds good. {{ping}} me if you need assistance. Dmehus (talk) 16:34, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Sock stuffed by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 16:33, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I found another group of sockpuppet, these are MrPlSS, and Autisticide666. They keep on coming back and makes fun of people who are autistic. These are suspected sockpuppets. I found on unfavorable wikis and users wiki. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 18:09, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter:, thanks for monitoring. These sockpuppets have been Yes check.svg ripped up by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 18:22, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter: Can you set up an abuse filter on UW&UW and FCRAFW? I don't want Mr.Autism is funny to raid it InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:28, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspectorAbdel: You can just block him from editing or you can use this cond: added_words contains "autism" — Preceding unsigned comment added by ThesenatorO5-2 (talkcontribs) 09:37, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Oversighter request on scpwikimc.miraheze.org

I want oversight access on only [scpwikimc.miraheze.org This site] for these uses:

Obvious ones

  • To redact personal information
  • removal of standard copyright infringement
  • removal of explicit adult content
  • Suppress usernames which is unacceptable
  • Removal of personal attacks pointed towards normal admins and moderators(have the browse archive flag)

Not obvious ones

  • To hide blatant vandalism
  • To remove misunderstanding causing information which has proven ineffective with RevDel.
  • Removal of derivative work of content licensed under CC-**-ND-** X.X license. ( ND prohibits derivative work)

@Void, 開拓者, John, and NDKilla:


The reason for requesting is that I would like to speedily remove all information like that whenever I can see them, and not to wait another few days for the results to come out, since there might be articles like SCP-166 or SCP-053 and Montok-110 which I would like to closely monitor and speedily suppress problematic content since SCP-166 or others like it if miswritten or misstructured can constitute as extremely unacceptable content such as pornographic and extremely violent content which should be suppressed immediately. If the members of the community want a vetting oversighter I will post another request up here as well.

Comments

This site is based on an idea at bilibili and its editors sometimes make mistakes that may make mistakes that caused confusion and someone accused me of hosting a cult website (see the deleted 2 revisions of the main page), although these edits are not done by me. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 01:00, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@ThesenatorO5-2: With regard to the fourth reason for requesting Oversight, revisions do not need to be suppressed to maintain CreativeCommons copyright compliance. These can be revision deleted. Regardings the fifth reason, you can revision delete these, and link to the revisions in your request for oversight to stewards(at)miraheze.org. Reason # 2 only requires revision deletion. The only real valid reason for requesting Oversight permissions on your wiki would be the first reason, but you haven't articulated a clear need to be able to do this yourself (that is, you can request oversighting by e-mailing stewards(at)miraheze.org), so I'm going to go out (on not very much of a limb) and say this is likely to close as not done. Dmehus (talk) 01:40, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I also added some possible reasons. Things like SCP-166 may exist since my wiki is hosting derivative works of the SCP wiki hosted elsewhere, and CC-ND is prohibiting derivatives. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ThesenatorO5-2 (talkcontribs) 03:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: Thanks for adding the additional "reasons." I get, and like, that you are trying to help ensure rights-holders' rights are protected with respect to no derivative works, but I feel compelled to point out that, as long as you have done what you can by revision deleting rights' infringing content, you cannot possibly be held liable for any subsequent forks of that content over which you have no control. That becomes that rights-holder's responsibility, entirely, to decide whether, and to what extent, to protecting their content. If you wanted, you could add a template notice to all your pages on your wiki or even just a general disclaimer that your wiki isn't responsible for authorized or unauthorized forks of content that may have, at one time, be hosted on your wiki, but, as far as I'm aware, this is not specifically required. Dmehus (talk) 14:11, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I guess I better move an RfC on a proper local oversight/CheckUser granting policy further up the list. FWIW, unilateral granting won't be allowed. It'll need support equal to that to gain Steward. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:14, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: Exactly that. I can see, potentially, the need for a local oversight (moreso than local CheckUser, though), but regardless of the number of "supports" or "opposes" one is given, there's got to be a clear need, and I'm not seeing it here. To what extent has @ThesenatorO5-2: even tried requesting oversight, linking to the revision deletions, by e-mailing the stewards? Based on my conversations with you and others, Miraheze is more liberal than Wikimedia when it comes to requests for revision suppression from either (a) the requesting individual or (b) the local wiki. Other than the obvious vandalism, most of those reasons are good reasons for oversighting, but @ThesenatorO5-2: needs to realize that CheckUser and Oversight are two user rights that are not simply going to be granted on the basis of a wiki vote with little to no rationale. There's got to be a need, and that hasn't been demonstrated here. Plus, then there's the formality of any successful applicant having to file, confidentially, personal identity documents with Miraheze, and signing agreements related to non-disclosure and misuse. Dmehus (talk) 14:24, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: How to sign that document? ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 23:32, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: It doesn't exist yet, as far as I'm aware, as there has never been a local Oversight user right grant. I was just speaking hypothetically with @RhinosF1: about what would need to happen in terms of any potential future non-steward local Oversight appointment. Firstly, though, we'd need to draft an RfC, put forward the RfC to the community, and have the RfC be implemented in consultation with Miraheze Staff (and, perhaps, the board). Even after all of that would be done, only then could we start drafting such documents and implementing this. More simply, this isn't likely to happen in less than, and probably more like six months. If you have revisions you want oversighted, e-mail them, in a list (you could attach them in a text file if you wanted), to stewards(at)miraheze.org, with your reason(s) for the suppression, and I'm sure stewards will action them accordingly. Dmehus (talk) 23:43, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: Although you said that local CU and OS should have the trust of ST, I do not agree with that, since NO global effect is in. Also, what is the progress of that in-draft RfC? ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:28, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
CU is global impacting due to it giving access to PII by its nature but it's the guidance we've had that that's the level of support it must achieve in a local vote. The RfC is on my list of things to publish. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 10:41, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Note that all problematic revisions and pages are deleted and related logs are deleted as well. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:28, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy policy exemption for Vaccabolario

Hi stewards,

I'm the Vaccabolario wiki's bureaucrat, asking the dormancy policy exemption as this wiki, being a Dictionary, is mostly made to be read (and, considering it's 99% text, it won't take much room on Miraheze's servers anyway).

I asked it in a recent past but, not seeing my wiki listed into Exemptions list, nor an approval/deny comment from you, I'm asking it again.

Thanks in advance,

ElweThor (talk) 13:44, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@ElweThor: Regarding your previous request, it's possible it was missed, or a steward did see it, but didn't see that it needed any action. At any rate, they'll review and assess your request for a Dormancy Policy exemption in due course; however, considering that your wiki is still here, it seems like it may not need an exemption as you are active on the wiki. Just producing one log action and/or edit on a regular basis keeps your wiki active. As well, even if it didn't have any log actions or edits in the prescribed period, it can easily be reactivated in Special:ManageWiki on your wiki. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:44, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: thanks for the kind explanation but, as you may think too, it's "disturbing" to have a wiki eligible for the exemption (I asked for it 'cause it exactly meets the reasons they wrote in the Dormancy Policy page: "Wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited") which is not marked in that way: it forces me to update it even when no update is available or needed, which make really no sense for a dictionary. I'm not worried about missing attention or to have to wait, at the moment: at now, and for some time forward, I'm still adding definitions to the dictionary, but in the future it could happen that my wiki could be deleted 'cause of not that much activity I'm expecting, about adding: I opened it 'cause, from time to time, I stumble on a new definition to add, but it doesn't happen on regular basis or that soon. ElweThor (talk) 11:47, 4 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I can't do visual editing

I always get an error message. Is it possible to reinstate visual editing?

Trevor807 (talk) 18:20, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Trevor807: On your wiki, or on Meta? In any case, community portal is the best place to ask these sort of questions. Having said that and assuming you meant on Meta, that is a long-standing, undesirable configuration issue, and I'm in the process of putting together a Phabricator request and, where required, a community discussion to fix this. In the mean time, if you have your preferences set globally, go to Special:Preferences, and disable "visual editor" (only 4-5 people have it active, very likely because of this configuration issue). When I have established the Phabricator ticket and, where required, community discussion, I'll {{ping}} you to express a view, if you wish. Dmehus (talk) 19:02, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Any wiki, it seems.

Trevor807 (talk) 06:08, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Trevor807: Could you please let us know what error message you are getting, and on which wiki? Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:24, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Message: Error loading data from server: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http-error: (curl error: 52) Server returned nothing (no headers, no data). Would you like to retry?. DifferentHistory Wiki and Best TV Shows Wiki.

Trevor807 (talk) 21:35, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Same here. The error I get is this: Error loading data from server: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http-error: (curl error: 52) Server returned nothing (no headers, no data). Would you like to retry? - Theblazemaster4 (talk) 15:19, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Electowiki's configuration of VisualEditor and New Wikitext Editor seems to be the only Miraheze wiki on which I've never encountered this error. We should mirror that configuration globally, particularly on Meta. I believe the problem is when VisualEditor is disabled in some namespaces, since New Wikitext Editor is set to false (per the default configuration instructions on MediaWiki), it's not separately enabled. How the Wikimedia-owned and -operated wikis do it is they have some wikis where VE is enabled everywhere and some where it's enabled only in certain namespaces. In all wikis, though, New Wikitext Editor is enabled. Pinging @Reception123:. Dmehus (talk) 15:42, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Could someone please globally lock this user?

His name is RainBoy107.

Reason: He said in a YouTube video that he'd be happy if a user died and had the audacity to say that he would celebrate her death. He's also been acting like a pervert towards minors too. Here's a link to where he was acting so heartless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFya401z6A&t=49s DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:53, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please check below. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DarkMatterMan4500 (talkcontribs) 15:09, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

What the heck just happened

I just got a notice saying that there was a Attempt to log into my account from another device probably meaning that somebody is trying to hack my account. Can anyone explain this? ㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 14:58, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

If it's says it was unsucessful, change your password to a more secure one and enable 2FA. If it was successful, please email tech(at)miraheze.org ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:14, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
My password is the same as my zoom password, I only use it to get easier access to my account and also, it was a wrong password.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 15:17, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Please do not reuse passwords. If they never got in, you should be fine but I strongly suggest you take this opportunity to review your digital security. I've asked a member of our technical team to review signs of any compromise. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:21, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Μπέλα2006: You probably logged in from another device InspecterAbdel (talk) 20:05, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please globally lock RainBoy107

Reason: He said in a YouTube video that he'd be happy if a user died and had the audacity to say that he would celebrate her death. He's also been acting like a pervert towards minors too. Here's a link to where he was acting so heartless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFya401z6A&t=49s

DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 17:11, 1 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

@DarkMatterMan4500: Do you have any definitive proof that the Miraheze user is the same as the one on YouTube besides the username? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:02, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Actually, yes I do. Before RainBoy107 closed his YouTube account, he has been making multiple threats towards people and even caused drama in the YouTube community. He also shipped minors on YouTube as well. And here's his Miraheze account on Horrible Vyonders Wiki: https://horriblevyonderswiki.miraheze.org/wiki/User:RainBoy107 DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 11:45, 7 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

@DarkMatterMan4500: You will need to provide a diff or permalink to a revision on Miraheze that confirms the link between the RainBoy107 Miraheze account and the YouTube account, as @Reception123: alluded to. You might start by looking through the revisions of all the RainBoy107 attached user accounts' user pages, for a specific diff where the user noted their YouTube account. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:15, 7 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Any on-wiki evidence of abuse and such would also help. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete these two wikis

esu.miraheze.org This wiki is just for personal attacks and privacy leaks. I am a native speaker of Chinese so I can understand them. My machine translation is just not working, but this wiki insults some famous people like the Ao Xiang in Bilibili, and also says that "They have no mom" "They should go f*ck themselves" Also, this wiki said that Wei Jiafu (the one which disclosed the YuZhang correctional center) as a "Liar" and should also "go f*** himself."

mini1.miraheze.org This wiki is also just for personal attacks. like in the "进站必看" page, it says that its sysops can "go fu*k your ******". Also, please lock this user: User:曦曦小公主. He/she is a confirmed impersonator and also harassed me on mini1.miraheze.org. He/she is blocked for 7 days there.

RfC references: Prohibits hateful wikis (Both broke this) ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) 09:13, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

InspecterAbdel globally locked unfairly

Unfortunately, InspecterAbdel, an innocent user, got globally locked for no valid reason. I didn't see any bad things he did. Sinma15191 (talk) 15:16, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I have the same question. The renamed user says "GDRP", meaning General Data Protection Regulation. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 15:18, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I can't comment further but the action was taken pursuant to our Terms of Use. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:21, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
First, I don't know why he was locked. Second, I uploaded a video about this to notify all members of the SRW community. The link to it is https://youtu.be/0DO_nQsOP0w. Sinma15191 (talk) 15:27, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Oh great. Now Sinma also got globally locked too. --Rainstorm1650 (talk) 05:55, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Rainstorm1650: There are many reasons for Terms of Use violations, and not all of them imply there was any problem with the user's contributions. System administrators, as Miraheze Staff, are legally obligated to enforce the Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy, on behalf of Miraheze, and international laws legally prohibit or severely limit what can be said. We must avoid assuming, really, anything here. Dmehus (talk) 16:59, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know what is going on, but I think that sinma was locked because of the video they posted. Why is this happening? Is posting there own opinions a violation? No it is not. You can say your opinions. I knew both of the users at least a little bit, and they did absolutely nothing against the ToU. Me, CircleyDoesExtracter, and Rainstorm1650 want an elaboration. --TFFfan (talk) 14:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
A possible reason to why they got blocked is because InspectorAbdel put himself of the forbidden page list and put "forbidden here until hes 13" and he also said Sinma was 11 in a comment (however the comment was likely a joke.) and they both could have gotten blocked because they were thought to be underaged. ScratchCoder (talk) 14:33, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ScratchCoder: Is there an age limit? If so can you link it to me? --TFFfan (talk) 14:35, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
"Miraheze does not operate Services that are targeted at people under 13 years of age, and does not collect personally identifiable information. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child has been using the Services, please let us know and we will remove your child’s information." ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:40, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Well then. Smh. --TFFfan (talk) 14:42, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: Acronym clarification, what's "smh"? Not familiar with that one. :P Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Shaking my head. It does not matter the age, not everyone is in the UK. And that likely puts lots of people (including me) in the wrong. I am not 16 just yet. So now what, a lock. Fine. --TFFfan (talk) 14:56, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: Okay, thanks for explaining the acronym. Dmehus (talk) 16:08, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I have confirmed from a discord discussion that the two users were locked because they were under 13. It is still unfair IMO, and I am really not happy right now. --TFFfan (talk) 15:02, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

They claim it has to do with EU laws. They for some reason follow UK laws, which is just not right, because it seems that there are lots of people from US and Canada. --TFFfan (talk) 15:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: I am from Canada, and while I can appreciate why users feel this might be unfair, the fact is, the Internet doesn't operate under a single international law. It operates under the laws of the countries where the website operators are incorporated and principally based. Even when the UK departs from the EU, the UK has already adopted a domestic DPR law that is functionally equivalent to GDPR. Board members assume liability for serving on the Miraheze board, so Miraheze has to abide by the relevant laws. Dmehus (talk) 15:22, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
As I understand it the US has nearly identical laws on not collecting any data on under 13 year olds. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 15:36, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@El Komodos Drago: This is true, to a certain extent, in terms of COPPA and the comparison to one aspect of GDPR/UK DPR; however, fundamentally, what matters is the laws of the UK as Miraheze is the end company directly serving users. Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@El Komodos Drago: Minor point: Would you mind updating your signature in your Special:Preferences (or Special:GlobalPreferences, as applicable), to replace the underscores with spaces in your user and user talk page links? Though less of an issue due to the short length of your username, underscores as opposed to spaces have a tendency to stretch the width of pages. Dmehus (talk) 15:57, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
What about the unfair locking of examknow.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 17:45, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please remove foe requests.

They have caused WAYYY too much drama on The Outcast Network, and we have called this the infamous drama peak of 2020. Every week, it seems like there's a new controversy for us to deal with. We've lost a lot of incredible users due to this drama peak. We really don't want more people to leave as retired users like Voltuse, Seanbuscus2600, Kesner, and EijiZeBoi are retiring. - Theblazemaster4 (talk) 14:48, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: This seems like a local dispute that is best handled locally, but it's also unclear what you are looking for. It seems like this may be related to an extension change, to remove the ability to designate "foes" on wikis. If that's the case, this would require a Phabricator ticket, to the extent it's feasible. If that's not the case, and you're looking for users to be globally locked, there are a couple issues. First, your request lacks sufficient evidence. Second, as one party in the local dispute, stewards have to be mindful to hear from all sides in order to mediate this dispute. If neither of those are what you are looking for, can you tell us what you're looking for? Dmehus (talk) 16:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock Rainstorm1650

He has vandalized on multiple wikis and said awful things to people. He must be stopped. Links:

GondorChicken (talk) 18:46, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: @GondorChicken: It's good that you've provided diffs, but a steward will likely need more than this. We've had back-and-forth, tit-for-tat reports between related users on Stewards' noticeboard of late, so this seems like it might be a dispute involving multiple parties or factions, one ideally suited for steward mediation. You should be advised that all parties' contributions and conduct would be assessed in such multiple party disputes. Dmehus (talk) 19:01, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: You misunderstand, because he has vandalized on several wikis, which is obviously unacceptable behavior and since it's on multiple wikis that is cause for a global lock as this user has frequently engaged in this misconduct. GondorChicken (talk) 19:57, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@GondorChicken: I'm not misunderstanding. Vandalism, other than blatant vandalism, is difficult to quantify as each wiki has different local policies on what they view as notionally vandalism. Some wikis might interpret changing things on a page that contravenes their local writing style guide as vandalism; others may take a more liberal view. This probably needs steward attention, yes, but I'm just saying that they will likely to want to evaluate the conduct of other users, on other wikis. As well, they will likely want to give @Rainstorm1650: a chance to provide a statement. Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: You have a definite point, but I feel that spamming "bitch" into the front page on a wiki and removing loads of content usually qualifies as blatant vandalism. GondorChicken (talk) 21:51, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@GondorChicken: Yes, that is blatant vandalism, but why is the front page not protected at sysop or bureaucrat? There are alternatives here, and the user could also be locally blocked on one or more wikis, too. Dmehus (talk) 21:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@GondorChicken: Dude, I was just trying to give criticism. --Rainstorm1650 (talk) 06:09, 15 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Locking Me (WickyHoney)

I requested a Global Lock on this account a while ago through email and I still haven't been. I just wanted to say that I haven't forgotten and that I still want to be ended. You may also lock FlavorWick as well. I have made up my mind and I believe this is the best method. WickyHoney (talk) 20:46, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@WickyHoney: Well, shoot, I hope that you might reconsider your decision to self-request a lock on your account. I was actually wondering why you haven't been nominated for wiki creator yet, and was going to ask you if you'd be interested in volunteering as you're an experienced, constructive global contributor to the Miraheze community and quite active on Meta. You seem to have a great understanding of Content Policy and even Dormancy Policy, and I thought you'd be a really good fit. Nevertheless, if there's nothing I or other users can do to change your mind, I respect that, and would just add several points on possible reasons for the delay. First, stewards may have a custom or convention whereby they wait for a few calendar days to a week on self-requested global locks, in case users change their mind. Second, Tropical Storm Isaias has impacted the U.S. eastern seaboard fairly heavily, with at least one steward without power or Internet access and another vacationing system administrator also somewhat impacted. Finally, we do have a limited number of stewards capable of performing a vast number of duties, as you know, but I am sure they will get to your request shortly. Dmehus (talk) 21:13, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@WickyHoney: Yes check.svg Done, if you wish to be unlocked please feel free to email cvt(at)miraheze.org Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 17:05, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock this troll

PaulWalkerDeservedIt has vandalized both the Awful Movies Wiki and the Greatest Movies wiki yesterday. I am requesting you to globally lock him as soon as possible. Here is the evidence: https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/PaulWalkerDeservedIt https://greatestmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/PaulWalkerDeservedIt

DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:54, 8 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked. Thank you for reporting them. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:07, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

How to delete your Miraheze Account

I wanna know how to delete my Miraheze Account. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nitesh Surya VanapalliZ (talkcontribs) 02:11, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Nitesh Surya Vanapalli: Please contact tech(at)miraheze.org for more details. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:54, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Nitesh Surya Vanapalli wants to delete his account, he said so on Discord. I know we cannot fully delete his account, but we can change his account to DeletedAccount:1b2eb0a8253616b811f389c090033ff4 and globally lock him, then change the global visibility of that log. - Theblazemaster4 (talk) 15:10, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Update: The user still wants their account locked. --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 23:38, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@DeciduousWater534:, the discussion should be centralized on one place. @Reception123: pinged @Nitesh Surya Vanapalli: to contact tech(at)miraheze.org regarding this request, so that's the protocol that should be followed. I have repinged the user by way of this reply in case they didn't receive that notification. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:43, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please close down Horrible Music and Songs Wiki?

The wiki was founded by an inactive user who doesn't even take the quality seriously, and it's biased just like its FANDOM counterpart. There seems to not be any hope in reviving it as the founder, NTVM2005, quit Miraheze. So can we please close it down? - Disintegrated.to.pieces (talk) 16:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Add TheTopTens to global external link blacklist

Following a discussion with @RhinosF1: on Discord discussing the idea of globally blacklisting TheTopTens to prevent all users, not just non-autoconfirmed users, from linking to that website on Miraheze, he encouraged me to raise it on Stewards' noticeboard for attention by a steward. The rationale behind blacklisting it to all users is really three-fold:

  1. No known organization is publicly listed as being behind the website; any references in its terms of use and privacy policy are just to "TheTopTens," which is problematic for being unable to contact the website owner in the event of problematic user submitted content linked to from Miraheze;
  2. It is a pure play SEO spam website, with absolutely zero useful content that would be even remotely useful to link to; and, most critically,
  3. It has been used a method by which problematic Miraheze users have posted forms of harassment about other Miraheze users.

Whether we add this to an existing or new global abuse filter, or to an external links MediaWiki configuration file on GitHub, I'm agnostic as to which approach we use; however, principally, the reason for blacklisting it is that if we stop the ability to link to a frequent method by which LTAs post problematic content about Miraheze users, we stop, or at least make more difficult, the ability of LTAs to link to that content. Dmehus (talk) 22:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can you close this wiki please, it's corrupt

So I'm talking about Common Sense Wiki, it's full of propaganda, false claims, biased reasons, it's hypocritical, the admins are corrupt and the wiki defends Zenko who is an SJW, the reason why it's hypocritical is because Ramadhan1a is banned from all positions of being an admin there due to being an SJW when the wiki supports Zenko (who is an SJW as mentioned).

Can this wiki be closed please?

Here's the link to the wiki

https://commonsensewiki.miraheze.org/wiki/Common_Sense_Wiki — Preceding unsigned comment added by HellLord (talkcontribs) 00:58, 9 August 2020 (UTC) (diff)[reply]

Could you give us the permalink or diff link? --そらたこ (talk) 02:42, 9 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The wiki is also used to unfairly block users. —- MeMeGuY — Preceding unsigned comment added by MeMeGuY (talkcontribs) 20:02, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@MeMeGuY: That may well be, but each wiki is governed by local rules, and we really can't override those rules, so long as they're not violating the Code of Conduct or other global policies. As Soratako also explained above, stewards would require diffs of permalinks on that wiki that illustrate how that wiki is violating our global content and conduct policies.
Also, please remember to sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~) so a timestamp is included for the bot. Dmehus (talk) 20:15, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Request for local interwiki administrator

Hello, I would like to request a local interwiki administrator position on the DC Multiverse Wiki. I read the qualifications at Interwiki administrators and feel I am eligible for the position. I posted a post on the wiki, and have received no opposition. The post can be seen here. Thank you!

Please hide this troll

Even though Geno (Mario) should r4pe Ingrid (Three Houses) is globally locked, I think it's best you erase the username and hide it so no one will worry about that account anymore. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 15:19, 9 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

Inactivity exemption for Industrial Robotics & Automation (mh142.com)

Hello. I would like to request an exception to the dormancy/inactive policy for Industrial Robotics & Automation (mh142.com). This wiki is set up as a free open alternative for the very expensive textbooks for the classes I teach, to save the students from having to purchase one. The classes sometimes run every other semester and may not need editing when the class is not in session. I do not wish to lose the work I have put into it while I focus my efforts into other courses between the robotics courses. Mike138 (talk) 09:39, 10 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock

Please unblock my ip range. My ip is range is not a webhost! 100.33.92.182 00:51, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

100.33.92.182, a couple things. First, is this IP range globally or locally blocked? If the former, stewards and Global Sysops can address this. If the latter, you will first need to take that up with the local wiki(s). Second, if you have been affected adversely by a global IP block, you can e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org, specifying your registered account that you use, to request a global IP block exemption. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 01:16, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
If you will create account, you should be able to edit. Block is anonymous only.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 02:22, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

twplantwiki

sisop wrote me that a wiki is closed, I want become administrator there regards 那個植物百科miraheze可能因為長期沒有人去編輯所以被關閉了。--https://twplantwiki.miraheze.org/wiki/%E7%B2%97%E8%91%89%E8%80%B3%E8%8D%89 R C Peña 17:01, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Penarc1: Firstly, thank you for your post. Additionally, I've added a timestamp to your post as a bot requires them for archiving threads. They also help to cross-reference a specific post to the specific revision in which it was made. I also noted most of your signature is wrapped in <nowiki></nowiki> tags, which seems to be in error.
Second, to answer your question, in checking this wiki's settings, I see that it's not marked as "closed." So, an adoption can't be undertaken. If you are wanting a steward to promote you to bureaucrat where no local bureaucrat is available, what you need to do is organize a local election or appointment process on that wiki, taking into account any local election or appointment policies. Where none exists, commonly, this typically means that the election or appointment process is held on a prominent page on the wiki, and a majority of those that express an opinion support the candidacy of those running. (You'd need to specify how many positions are up for election or appointment.) Typically, you should keep the process open for at least seven (7) calendar days, unless local policies specify a longer (or shorter) timeframe. When the process concludes, return to Stewards' noticeboard and inform the stewards of (a) the location of your election or appointment process and (b) the location of any local policies. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 18:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can someone block Awesome09000?

Awesome09000 is a very toxic user who denies all of his wrongdoings and even uses his IP address to trick others into thinking that they're different people. He also had the guts to harass various Miraheze users over on FANDOM. Namely Portrock1566, NeptunePerson2018 and others. So you might have to add FANDOM to the blacklist too. Madelinefan138 (talk) 19:01, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Madelinefan138
  • 1) I see only two deleted edits by Awesome09000 - one page about you, was deleted by local admin - [1]
  • 2) IP adress what you given don't have any live or delete edit in evidence - [2], [3] -- you probably mean ip 2A02:C7F:A864:8400:AC4B:AB8F:7096:882A?
  • 3) also Miraheze is not fandom, can you specify where he harassment other users?

Thank you --MrJaroslavik (talk) 19:27, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Would you please close down this wiki?

unfavorablefandomwikis.miraheze.org

  • I think that wikis about users should be forbidden because no one wants to be insulted and exposed. Especially those who are trying to keep their information private. There is a line between free speech and criminal speech, and talking trash about other people is criminal. Also, wikis about users usually start and cause dramas, we can't have any more drama. I'd appreciate if this wiki gets closed down and deleted and that no more wikis and pages about users, especially a certain user, will ever be made. ~an unknown individual using a VPN, but I'll leave here if you want me to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.159.101.115 (talkcontribs) 01:24, 11 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    78.159.101.115, free speech is, absolutely, a hallmark of the Miraheze community and the wiki farm. Libelous or grossly defamatory speech, though, is certainly unacceptable, and, indeed, such conduct (whether it occurs on-wiki or on Discord or IRC), would be in contravention of the Code of Conduct. Stewards, principally, are the first point of contact to investigate such reports; however, your report is completely absent of really any evidence required (typically in the form of diffs, wiki search histories by user(s), and other forms of evidence) in order for any investigation to begin and potential action to be taken. Are you able to provide this evidence? Dmehus (talk) 02:06, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    Hello, in addition to what @Dmehus: already mentioned above: although it could be argued either way, the wiki could be considered a violation of the Content Policy, as it states Miraheze does not host wikis with the sole purpose to spread unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people If the wiki were to expose private or personal information about an individual, then that would definitively be against Miraheze policies, and could result in the wiki's closure, but whether it currently is could be debated either way, and without providing evidence, it would be very difficult to investigate the wiki and more specifically, your claims. Thank you!
    The wiki isn't a hate wiki, it's a constructive criticism wiki. Tom191 (talk) 04:44, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    I kindly agree with Tom191. And we all know it's Zenko of all people and using a VPN only to evade her bans. And no, the wiki will ever not be closed. Zenko, don't even deny the fact that you are a different person. Since when will Zenko ever, ever, give up evading her bans and stop annoying people, especially how slanderous she is. --Hookuai (talk) 06:59, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    No anonymous user, we shall not close a wiki that’s actually good - HellLord (12 August 2020 UK)
    Unless the user has any evidence, nothing's going to happen here. In general some of the Reception wikis could do with being a tad politer and avoiding as much drama as they generate but we're not going to see the wiki closed on an evidenceless report. Whether they're anonymous or not, they have a right to complain if they have actual evidence. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:16, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    There are pages that have almost no sources or not enough sources.
    @GondorChicken: I haven't looked at the diffs, but that at least gives a steward a starting point for analysis. Diff supported evidence are what these requests for steward action need. Again, I haven't looked at the evidence or assessed it on its merits, as I'll leave that for a steward, but just wanted to reply to your comment for at least submitting (at least some of the) evidence. Dmehus (talk) 18:02, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • As a victim of this wiki, I agree with the idea of closing it down. It's like a "diet" or "lite" version of Encyclopedia Dramatica. KamafaDelgato021469 (talk) 18:55, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • As another (close) victim on, someone listed me (Nintendon't) as "racist" on it's page on Dream Fiction Wiki, although i am only dark-humored. SANICANIC -_- (Fanonpedia) 19:13, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • As an admin on unfavorable, I believe the wiki is only for constructive criticism and we're trying not to start any drama or flame wars. im gonna have to agree with hooukai. kbos (talk) 20:14, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    The people who are complaining here are just angry they got criticized, or they like someone who ended up on the wiki. However, we can make the wiki less biased. 2600:1700:8E01:7B90:446E:D9BF:69A3:8464 20:35, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    How to make it less biased: DELETE ALL UNSOURCED PAGES. KamafaDelgato021469 (talk) 20:39, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    great idea, anon. we should try and make it less biased. kbos (talk) 20:44, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • If you actually see the blog post that was the origin of the TSRITW, it’s filled with evidence. Also, it takes a 2-minute browse of QurryQuser’s contribs on several wikis to prove all points. -ButterBlaziken230 (talk) 21:22, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    @ButterBlaziken230: I haven't looked through all the contributions, but from my perspective as a non-contributing outsider, calling a user "malicious" and "psychopathic," as shown in that edit linked above is never okay. It is uncivil and contravenes the Code of Conduct. As to the claim about the user having over "1000 sockpuppets," as seen in the same edit, since CheckUser is a centrally-controlled user right for exclusive use by stewards, you cannot confirm this. You can only suggest this is the case, so saying with certainty does at least open the door to claims of unsourced statements and potential contravention of the Code of Conduct and/or other global policies. If you suspect something, you should include words like likely or possibly, and should be prepared to provide supporting behavioural evidence. Dmehus (talk) 22:03, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Update: There will be a forthcoming Order from the Code of Conduct Commission related to this discussion thread. No further discussion should occur in this thread. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:27, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    On what grounds would the commission be making such an order? My understanding is the CoCC can not initiate their own discipline processes and can not hear a complaint raised to them without previous resolution attempts. If the Commission is acting against recent community consensus, I would advise the Commission to re-think its approach now. John (talk) 20:40, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    We received a complaint privately and currently considering the exact wording and scope of a proposed action along with the admissable evidence to support that. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 21:19, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    My knowledge as a Steward is no complaints besides this one have been raised with regards to CoC issues on the wiki. Therefore is this confirmation that the Commission are launching initial discipline hearings without referring to the relevant body, directly in contravention if the Commission policy? I would hope not as I don’t feel the Community would like to know the first action of the Commission they elected us to ignore policy and subvert the relevant processes they have chosen to enact. John (talk) 22:04, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Having reviewed the content of the wiki, I'm not going to delete the wiki. I'd like to extend to the relevant community that they need to justify the comments they make otherwise they risk falling foul of good community standards in the future and may risk future deletion. John (talk) 20:28, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello.......

I would like to talk to a steward in private...... I need help with something offensive posted on a wiki....... KamafaDelgato021469 (talk) 23:06, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@KamafaDelgato021469:, you can e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org with this request. You can also e-mail them for guidance on whether the request should be posted publicly at Stewards' noticeboard, for transparency, or if it's so offensive or would otherwise divulge personal information that might otherwise require oversighting. It is good that you asked first before posting. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 23:13, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

About reCAPTCHA

Miraheze use this to prevent garbage and others.But in China,we cannot see the Verification Code without vpn.It is inconvenient for some writer,especially in a Chinese community.

As far as I am concerned,the raCAPTCHA of Google has more than four service url:www.google.com,www.recaptcha.net and so on.The url www.google.com is common,but it doesnot work in China.I think Miraheze use this.The www.recaptcha.net and others can work in China.

So we only can use SpecialPage to create an account.It is so inconvenient.

Can I or you change? Such as close the reCAPTCHA in our wiki and to choose a better way.Or a good way:change the service url.

At last,our wiki url is nmfwiki.miraheze.org.And my email is kaizhadanche@sina.com.Excuse my awful English.

开炸弹车 (talk) 03:35, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I apologize for the inconvenience. But this is a difficult problem. Sure, we can use something other than ReCaptcha, but this choice is inconvenient for most users. Captcha is always required to create an account, but as far as I remember each wiki can choose whether or not Captcha is required for editing. --そらたこ (talk) 04:17, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Editing is all right,it dosenot have any problem.Only at creating an account. 开炸弹车 (talk) 04:22, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
You can use Gooreplacer or HeaderEditor to use recaptcha fluently. You can search for a tutorial on this, not needing ladders. You can see also this one. --SolidBlock (talk) 15:31, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks,it helps a lot.没想到在这里也能遇到mcbbs用户 -开炸弹车 (talk) 10:41, 14 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true

I have some problems on Extension:Cargo in rs but I can't find $wgShowExceptionDetails in ManageWiki page. Please help me set it. Thanks. --SolidBlock (talk) 15:34, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock evader

A user admitted to being a globally locked user. GondorChicken (talk) 17:37, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@GondorChicken: Can you link to the [[Special:CentralAuth/userName|userName]] to make it easier to view the user's contributions? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:39, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Se is the locked account. SoloPatriot7890 is the evasion account. GondorChicken (talk) 17:48, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I've alerted the stewards to this thread on Discord. Dmehus (talk) 18:33, 13 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
SoloPatriot7890 (talk) 06:00, 15 August 2020 (UTC) Please, please please, I'm sorry for my wrongdoings, Miraheze! Even though I did actually cause drama, GondorChicken is actually trying to lock me because he is a whiteknight of Zenko, who is the real abuser! I swear, it was a misunderstanding! I was only trying to help other stop Zenko from abusing multiple accounts so others won't be encouraged to whiteknight![reply]
Also, he was blocked for no good reason. --Rainstorm1650 (talk) 06:10, 15 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I'm sorry for my past wrongdoings, I only wanted to start a new time here. SoloPatriot7890 (talk) 06:15, 15 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]