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:::I think that the installation is very useful so that the crawlers (Google, Yandex, Bing, etc.) can index the pages more easily. Best regards. [[User:Hugo Ar|Hugo Ar]] ([[User talk:Hugo Ar|talk]]) 18:26, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
:::I think that the installation is very useful so that the crawlers (Google, Yandex, Bing, etc.) can index the pages more easily. Best regards. [[User:Hugo Ar|Hugo Ar]] ([[User talk:Hugo Ar|talk]]) 18:26, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
::::[[User:Hugo Ar|Hugo Ar]] {{Thank you}} for your reply and screenshot. Please see my reply [[Special:Diff/177034|here]]. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 18:30, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
::::[[User:Hugo Ar|Hugo Ar]] {{Thank you}} for your reply and screenshot. Please see my reply [[Special:Diff/177034|here]]. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 18:30, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
== Please delete my wiki ==
Hello, I have abandoned this personal project and would like to delete its wiki: Thank you. [[User:Eunnoia|Eunnoia]] ([[User talk:Eunnoia|talk]]) 20:39, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

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Delete my wiki

Hi! Can you delete my wiki? It's been dead for quite a while but I think minor edits made to the homepage have kept it alive for longer than the 6 months dormancy policy. Thank you so much! --Narissa 02:53, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Narissa Apologies for the delay in responding to your request. Looking at RC on your wiki, I'm seeing the last edit or logged action was 5 November 2020, which means that your wiki should be automatically marked as deleted on or around 5 May 2021. So, I will instead place this request Symbol wait.svg on hold, if it's alright with you, until 6 May 2021 (which, incidentally, is also my birthday). If your wiki has not be marked automatically for deletion on that date, I will manually delete it for you per your request. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Narissa It seems another bureaucrat on this wiki has reopened the wiki, only days before its scheduled deletion date. So, unfortunately, it won't be automatically deleted per Dormancy Policy now. If you still want to have the wiki deleted, please have a discussion on your wiki among your wiki's bureaucrats and any recently active significant contributors agreeing that deletion is preferred. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:08, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Do these usernames violate the Username Policy?

While yes, they are indeed old, but should they be locked on account of them being Username policy violations? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:23, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DarkMatterMan4500 Yes, all Yes check.svg locked as Username Policy violations and long-term abuse. These were likely just missed as that LTA has been quite prolific at creating vandalism only accounts. Did you find these from searching the nonciclopediawiki's Special:ListUsers list, or from typing similar usernames into Special:CentralAuth? Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus The latter, of course. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:39, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Oh okay, I was just curious, and actually thought you were going to say the former. Dmehus (talk) 20:40, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, yeah almost forgot one:
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Dmehus: Almost forgot these ones as well: Wedhro il Degustanerchie di Muli Wedhro il Degustanerchie di Muli DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Locked too. Dmehus (talk) 23:29, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You forgot to lock the second one I've linked to as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:30, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The second one you linked is the same as the first one, unless that was a typographical error? If so, what's the second one? Dmehus (talk) 23:31, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This one. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:32, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And this will be my last one on Username policy violations for the rest of today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:34, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Both now Yes check.svg locked as well. Dmehus (talk) 23:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You're welcome. Hopefully, that should be it on those LTAs for now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:41, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I found more: Wedhromerda2, Fantinaikosfattiicazzituoi, Wedhrolezzo, Mi eccito sessualmente vandalizzando Ninjaclopedia. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:17, 21 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Face-smile.svg Thank you. While the first and third are definitely bad-faith Username Policy violations, the other two may not be. In any case, they're all long-term abuse, so have been Yes check.svg locked. Dmehus (talk) 14:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, looks like I missed this account as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:57, 22 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Yes check.svg Locked too. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 22 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Found some more that I also missed:
AMO PUZZA CAZZI DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:07, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:30, 5 May 2021 (UTC) Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:30, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Spam-bots on their user pages from Crappy Games Wiki to lock:

Their profile on their user pages are very identical to each other, and has similar external links. Should they be locked? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:50, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Dmehus: Whoops, forgot this one:
Sauvril. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Ah, yes, the sneakier type of spam only account—the ones that use their social profiles. Anyway, Yes check.svg locked all and effected applicable global blocks. You may want to consider using Special:EditProfile to blank out their spammy link description section, then deleting their social profile. Dmehus (talk) 15:29, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Problem is, we don't have that on our Special Pages page on Crappy Games Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:31, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Oh, you probably need to add the editothersprofiles user right to your wiki's sysop group, though you may want to have a discussion with the Crappy Games Wiki community first (maybe at Talk:Crappy Games Wiki, perhaps?) to see (a) if they're okay with administrators having this right and, if so, (b) to defining the conditions where it may be used (i.e., only to remove spam weblinks, serious verbal attack comments towards another user, etc.) Dmehus (talk) 15:37, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Why didn't I think of doing that before? I'm referring to your reply above. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:39, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Sorry to bother you, but someone else reported on Discord that they too, were flooded with spam-bots on of their wikis triggering the abuse logs in recent days. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:32, 4 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Spambots at Wage's Sus

Hey. We here at Wage's Sus are having a huge problem with constant account creation leading me to believe we're having a spambot infestation. Can you help us out?
SpangusSus (talk) 13:05, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@SpangusSus: Unfortunately, that's an issue that the whole farm is having. Thankfully, the vast majority (about 99% I'd say even) actually get caught by the AbuseFilters and therefore don't cause any harm other than filling up Special:Listusers. While not an ideal solution, or even proven to work, another user (Rob Kam) has added another create account button on his wiki to try to trick the spambots. You can try that by adding this to your MediaWiki:Common.js file. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:47, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I lost sysop and bc by my wiki(

I lost sysop and bc (

Help me!--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 14:36, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please grant me sysop and bc!--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 14:47, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ロープTA Yes check.svg Done. I've also modified the problematic abuse filter that revoked your user groups and blocked you. I'd encourage you to test the filter rigorously before setting it to revoke rights and block. Dmehus (talk) 15:22, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you!--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 22:48, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 22:50, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Adding wordmark to Meta

Could a Steward please add this wordmark to Meta ($wgWordmark) so that it can work with some skins including Modern Vector? So that it can work the width should be set to 127 and the height to 63. Thanks! Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:52, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Good idea, Symbol support vote.svg Support from me! --Anton (talk) 08:44, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 12:44, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@John and Reception123: The guidelines indicate the small logo should be $wgIcon and the name $wgWordmark, is there any reason these weren't followed? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:58, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Correction: just icon/wordmark. The wg's were created by us on top of wgLogos ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:58, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
RhinosF1 I'm not sure how you mean, but keep in mind that Legacy Vector will be the default configuration setting after MediaWiki 1.36 is implemented, and we're also not on MediaWiki 1.36 yet, too, so that's likely another reason. It seems like John has done everything correctly. Dmehus (talk) 15:51, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
John's followed the request. The creation of the logo doesn't use the right setup. 'Wordmark' should only be words. Then 'icon' is a small version of the logo. There's also a tagline but I'm not sure what we'd have for that yet. It's linked to on the task for ensuring these get done. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:56, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Right, but my concern is that replacing $wgLogo before we're on MediaWiki 1.36 will shrink the size of the logo. I'd rather delay changing anything until MediaWiki 1.36 is live. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
$wgIcon isn't available in ManageWiki, I was following a request which seemed reasonable. If this is wrong, my advice is SRE make the 'guidelines' possible to implement and then Stewards can implement it, rather than questioning why a Steward who doesn't have access to add new variables to ManageWiki themselves hasn't followed the guidelines that were not linked. John (talk) 16:02, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete my wiki I felt like I don't need it. Thank you. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 13:36, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Dmehus: Hello, may you please delete Iafictionalreceptionwiki? I don't need it. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:16, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 16:19, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 16:34, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy policy exemption

Hello! I would like to request for a permanent dormancy policy exemption for Only a few people will be editing this wiki, and this wiki will serve more as a repository of game information once finished. Sulwh (talk) 23:14, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sulwh Well, we don't grant exemptions to Dormancy Policy permanently, though they can be, and often are, granted on an indefinite basis. The reason for this difference in wording is that a wiki granted an exemption at one stage may no longer require an exemption because it is later actively edited by a broad and diverse group of editors. In terms of your Dormancy Policy exemption request, in terms of need, indeed, this is met, as you are the wiki's only contributor. In terms of content intended to be read, it's a bit light (i.e., only thirty content pages, including the Main Page, and not counting templates or category pages). Do you know when you expect to be finished editing the wiki? The reason I ask is because I'd prefer to assess your wiki more fully once you've largely finalized the editing. Note that non-exempt wikis are not marked as inactive until after at least 45 days since the last edit or log action on the wiki. Wikis aren't marked as closed until after 60 days, and are not marked as deleted until after 180 days since the last edit or log action on the wiki. As your wiki was created less than a week ago, you do have quite a bit of a time before that would be concern. Dmehus (talk) 23:27, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Dmehus! Thanks for the clarification between permanent and indefinite. Yes, I am seeking an indefinite dormancy policy exemption.
Currently, the wiki is a little light, but I expect to have about a hundred total content pages by the time I am done. I expect to largely finish editing towards the end of the month, but as the eventual goal of the project is to be a respository of largely unchanged information, I wanted to address the eventual lack of changes before I forget. Sulwh (talk) 23:31, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sulwh Alright. That's fair. I'm going to Yes check.svg conditionally grant this exemption to Dormancy Policy request indefinitely as a game informational repository wiki containing cheat codes, commands, and related gameplay information, on the condition that you add at least an additional twenty (20) content pages by the time substantial completion of the editing is finished (currently expected by the end of May 2021). Dmehus (talk) 23:38, 7 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why is FuturisticHub forbidden on Terrible TV Shows?

I remember when Terrible TV Shows wiki used to have page on FuturisticHub because of his fetish videos, and I decided to make fun of him, yet it's very biased and would cause drama. I apologize for causing drama to FuturisticHub just because of his fetish videos, especially the infamous NEEDED IN MINECRAFT video.

Anyway, you requested Terrible TV Shows to forbid anything about FuturisticHub. But why? Maxkatzur (talk) 11:48, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Maxkatzur: I think this is rather a question for Terrible TV Shows wiki. I for one am not aware of any request from Stewards that would 'forbid' content about FuturisticHub, assuming the "you" meant Stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:03, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd check with Dmehus. He was the last person if I remember to review that content. To be honest, it wouldn't have been a bad idea if he did. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 17:31, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not aware of a FuturisticHub page on terribletvshowswiki. I'm aware of a similarly named former page on another wiki, though, which Stewards opted to remove as it contained information contrary to Content Policy (namely, unsourced, defamatory, wholly negative, and potentially libelous information). Can you give us a few more details on the page on this wiki? Dmehus (talk) 17:36, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Prior to its closure on FANDOM, there was a page on Terrible TV Shows wiki criticizing FuturisticHub, the Minecraft animator infamous for his fetish videos and the now-infamous NEEDED IN MINECRAFT video. Maxkatzur (talk) 05:33, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock request May 9

Spam only accounts, on Chakuwiki and Usopedia. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 03:23, 9 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So, many of these accounts have a lot of edits. This is not typical of spam only accounts, mainly because they're usually caught by global abuse filters. Can you describe in what way each of these accounts would be a spam only account? Dmehus (talk) 10:52, 9 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
These accounts used to list meaningless Japanese on a number of pages and broke redirect pages. (Reference link) These accounts were eventually blocked by the Local Abuses filter. (This is my expectation, but I think the Global Abuse filter couldn't discriminate the enumeration of Japanese characters.) In addition, those accounts use Tor to create a large number of accounts, so I think it's clear that they are spam-only accounts. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 12:47, 9 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Temporary inactivity exemption request for naasgamelandwiki until December 31, 2021

My life has been busy lately, and I have a ton of work to do, and a bunch of trips (with my family). The wiki is private and I don't like downloading .json dumps every day, so may you please give the wiki IE? InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:46, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

InspecterAbdel I'm not sure this is needed yet, at this point. You're very active, both globally, on your wiki, and on Meta Wiki, every day. You only need to make one log action every 45 days to prevent it from being marked as inactive. So, let's see how your activity is in a month or two, and if it's not very active, we can grant this request. How's that? Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 17:00, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock me in amazing youtubers wiki

I am an innocent person. My offensive joke in discord was wiped out forever in my mind. Can you unblock me please because i want to start a new fresh and i will not getting a bad antics again. QwertyMan'65 (talk) 18:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Will do InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:08, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
InspecterAbdel Thank you for your prompt response, and for handling this locally. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You are welcome InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:12, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
QwertyMan'65 Please reach out to any local administrator on that wiki. If your talk page access has been revoked locally, you can use that administrator's Meta user talk page. If you are unsatisfied with the administrator's decision, you can reach out to another uninvolved local administrator via the same method. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:10, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm so, so sorry

Hi, this is me, Eiji. I'm writing this to say that I'm so sorry for vandalizing The New Reception Wiki. I might not get my old accounts ungloballed, but I'd like to say that I've decided to move on from ever doing this kind of shit again. I humbly ask for forgiveness, and even if I'm not forgiven, thanks for reading this apology.

Bye, Ididsomethingbad (talk) 19:48, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ididsomethingbad Please e-mail stewards(at) to appeal. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:51, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Merges and renames

As part of a rebrand on the Reception Wikis, some of the wikis are getting renamed and others are getting merged. Recently Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki was merged with Terrible TV Shows Wiki, and here are the rest:

  • Merges:
    • Merge Marvelous TV Show Episodes Wiki and Terrific TV Networks Wiki with Best TV Shows Wiki
    • Merge Amazing Gameplay Wiki with Awesome Games Wiki
    • Merge Atrocious Gameplay Wiki with Crappy Games Wiki
  • Renames:
    • Rename Terrible TV Shows Wiki to Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki
    • Rename Best TV Shows Wiki to Best Shows & Episodes Wiki
    • Rename Great Characters Wiki to Incredible Characters Wiki
    • Rename Wonderful Books Wiki to Magnificent Literature Wiki
    • Rename Dreadful Books Wiki to Dreadful Literature Wiki

For the renames it is the domains that need to be moved. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:26, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blubabluba9990 For the renames, since these are * subdomains, the subdomains shouldn't be redirected, as that would preclude them from being reused. If you still want to have their databases be renamed, this can be done, without the redirect, and is requested on Phabricator. For the merges, so basically, this would also need to be requested on Phabricator, ideally having a local discussion or on-wiki vote on each of the three wikis first. After a week or so, a local bureaucrat or Steward can assess each discussion, confirming whether there's consensus to merge. Once there is consensus to merge, you can file a Phabricator request to export XML dumps of each of the three wikis and import them to the surviving wikis. Once that's done, you can request a Steward delete the non-surviving wikis. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Though this isn't really a consensus thing as all of the wikis being rebranded and merged have the same ownership. Also I did post about this on Awful Movies Wiki, and mentioned three of the people helping out with this: @MarioMario456:, @FreezingTNT:, and @Trevor807:. None of them have responded yet. Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki was recently merged though, and was requested via the Phabricator. Though we can be patient with the others, Terrific TV Networks Wiki should be merged with Best TV Show Episodes Wiki soon since it is closed for inactivity. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:45, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, my main concern is that this isn't being done by a select few administrators or bureaucrats. It doesn't have to be a discussion, I guess, on each wiki, but rather, there should be some sort of discussion that the community agrees the list of wikis are part of the Reception/Qualitipedia group of wikis and that the merger is a good idea. Dmehus (talk) 20:47, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The merges and renames could be done one-by-one anyway, it is mostly just Terrific TV Networks Wiki I am worried about because since it is closed for inactivity, there is a very short time-window to be able to merge it. The other merges and renames do not have a deadline, luckily. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:48, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Again, I did bring this up on Awful Movies Wiki, but I am waiting for more responses. And I am patient with regards to the other parts of the rebrand, but as I said there is a deadline for when Terrific TV Networks Wiki can be merged, since it is closed for inactivity and may be deleted soon. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:50, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Here is the URL for Terrific TV Networks Wiki:
If you look at the Recent Changes, the last entry was on February 22, meaning that the wiki was closed on April 22, meaning we have until October 22 to merge that wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:54, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'll generate a dump of that wiki and post it for you to download. Dmehus (talk) 20:55, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 The wiki was not manually closed by a bureaucrat nor was it a private wiki, so here are XML and image dumps for terrifictvnetworkswiki as at 21:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC). Please ensure you download them within seven (7) calendar days, and let me know once they've been downloaded. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't usually download dumps, idk how. The three users that I mentioned do not seem to be replying so idk what to do. Since I am not a bureaucrat on any of the wikis my hands are tied. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
In fact there are only seven pages on the wiki not counting redirects, so I could even do this manually. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:06, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That would work, too. Yes. :) Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 No problem. I'll just {{ping}} MarioMario456 and DarkMatterMan4500 here. They should know what to do. Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, I'm the founder of Wonderful Books Wiki and while I'm not pinged I'm here. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 21:13, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Dmehus: You called? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:19, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Update: I just ported a bunch of pages from Terrific TV Networks Wiki onto Best TV Shows Wiki except for the ones that were already on Best TV Shows Wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:21, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I actually posted this on Awful Movies Wiki so we can continue this discussion there. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:22, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 See my reply to Blubabluba9990 above where I posted a couple of requested dumps. I'm not sure if they're needed anymore, but feel free to download them, if they are, in order to request they be imported onto the surviving wiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I'll go on ahead and download the XML files now and get them over with. DarkMatterMan4500 Talk to me 21:44, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bureaucrat decisions: The merges of Marvelous TV Show Episodes Wiki and Terrific Television Networks Wiki to Best TV Shows Wiki will be done next. After that, I'll rename Great Characters Wiki to Incredible Characters Wiki, take over Horrible Music & Songs Wiki, and redesign the main pages. I'll leave the domain changes for last because this would leave a lot of dead links.

MarioMario456 22:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ok. I made a post about this on Awful Movies Wiki, so that will discuss this further. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:37, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Possible spam accounts

[1] [2] [3] [4] on FCRAFW and Circleyverse Wiki, they seem to be related. Can you do a CheckUser? InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:32, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

[5] [6] I reported them because the name either sounds like those spam accounts, or because they tripped filters. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:39, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I'll look into it shortly. Dmehus (talk) 15:39, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I found more [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:44, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
[12] is also suspicious. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:46, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
[13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] And that's not even close to all. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:03, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. That's enough. I'll get to them eventually when going through the global abuse logs on Meta Wiki. Dmehus (talk) 16:14, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
[41] [42] InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:18, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
InspecterAbdel, you don't need to keep adding spam only accounts. They will invariably become locked as part of the spambot sweeps. Dmehus (talk) 16:20, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Removal of inactive wiki creators

In accordance with the policy regarding inactivity I request that these users are removed from their positions as wiki creator:

  • CnocBride - no activity on Meta since 17 January 2021, last wiki creation on 25 July 2020
  • Furricane - no activity on Meta since 16 December 2020, last wiki creation on same date
  • Wolf - no activity on Meta since 5 January 2021, last wiki creation on 17 May 2020

--DeeM28 (talk) 17:28, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DeeM28 Did you check the global activity on all of those wiki creators? I've been monitoring this, and will remove those which are globally inactive shortly. Dmehus (talk) 17:30, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I was not aware that the rule was about global inactivity and to me there is not much sense in this because if a user abandons Meta and simply wishes to work on their personal wikis why is there a need for them to stay as wiki creator if they are not visiting Meta? The purpose of wiki creators is an active and quick user.
Anyway assuming that the global approach is correct, Wolf has edits only on 5 wikis in total and has not been active on any of these. Furricane also does not have any global edits in the past 3 months as far as I can observe. @CnocBride: does have edits on his/her wiki so I am pinging to ask him/her if she/he is still interested in being wiki creator as a voluntary resignation will be preferred to a mandated removal. DeeM28 (talk) 17:36, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DeeM28 Yeah, I agree that Meta activity would make more sense, at least in the context of a wiki creator role; however, that is what I learned actually when discussing this John. In any case, pending a change to the policy, I will reach out to wiki creators who are inactive on Meta to see if they wish to continue with their permission or not. Dmehus (talk) 17:42, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DeeM28 Yes check.svg Three wiki creators removed and thanked for their service, in accordance with the inactivity clause of the policy, as seen here, here, and here. Dmehus (talk) 18:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lock this account as this was just a test account:

This is just a test account, so please lock it. DarkMatter test account (talk) 20:29, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 20:31, 11 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And for those who are wondering, yes, I created DarkMatter test account only for testing, and nothing else. Just getting that message out there. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:32, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete my wiki

Hi, please delete my wiki I can't spend time on my wiki For some reason I'm a little busy So I don't want to use the wiki now Rikv (talk) 03:49, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rikv Have you generated XML and image dumps from your wiki using Special:DataDump first? Dmehus (talk) 07:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Rikv (talk) 07:04, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rikv Apologies for the delay in replying. Thank for confirming that. Similar to the request(s) above and previously, as the only contributor to this wiki, I've now Yes check.svg completed this request for you, so it's been marked as deleted and the database will be dropped the next time system administrators run the wiki deletion script (likely in early June). Dmehus (talk) 18:27, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Is it possible that my former main account can be merged with this account? Thanks, Bukkit (talk) 15:20, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bukkit While Special:UserMerge does exist, with CentralAuth, it presents significant logistical challenges. so I would personally just suggest making Bukkit your main account. You could optionally request a lock of WikiJS, but this is entirely your choice. Dmehus (talk) 15:36, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm just wondering, what challenges does it cause? Bukkit (talk) 15:48, 12 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global block request

Target audience:User:うどん

He is a block-breaker of User:ウソつき who has been blocked by age restrictions, and although he was blocked indefinitely at Usopedia, he is editing a new wiki. Since the time has passed since the age limit block of the main account, it is estimated that it is over 13 years old now, but in the period until then, Usopedia has repeatedly broken blocks and it is classified as LTA. Since this is a cross wiki LTA, it requires a global block. In addition, enpedio, which is currently active, is also created from Enpedia's site without permission, and there is a risk of copyright infringement, so I would like you to delete it.Please mention me and reply when the block is complete. Thanks. --虎之介 (talk) 08:17, 13 May 2021 (UTC) 虎之介 (talk) 08:17, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lock Swoe Janson for these comments:

The reason why I ask this is because of these comments: 1 2 3 4 5 Almost all of these comments are extremely offensive. For example, they refer to the Original Reception Wiki Users as an autistic n*ggert*rd, and just poking fun at people who are Asians, Jewish, and uses the word "spergs", which is basically a derogatory and/or disparaging term that pokes fun at people with Aspergers. Now tell me, do these ones even enough for a lock, although the comments were removed anyways? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:16, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You've not linked to specific diffs. In any case, it wouldn't be right to lock the user, without prior warning, for a couple comments. If you can link to specific diffs the user made, a warning about our Code of Conduct may be appropriate. Dmehus (talk) 17:20, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please link to the specific log entries from the comments log. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:21, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Here you go. A list of Swoe Janson's comments. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:50, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Yes check.svg User firmly warned. Dmehus (talk) 17:58, 13 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please close my wiki

Please close my wiki(minecraft2b2t)--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 11:31, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ロープTA Thank you for your request regarding your minecraft2b2twiki. I just need a bit of clarification as your request is not clear. Do you mean you want to have your wiki closed and deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy or manually marked as deleted? Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 13:52, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, please manually delete. I am sorry.--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 14:37, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem at all. That's what I thought you meant, but since close has a technical meaning in the context of ManageWiki and the CreateWiki, I wanted to be certain. Anyway, as the only contributor to this wiki, this is now Yes check.svg done per your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 14:50, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]


What do you think about MrJaroslavik removing my message from his talk page?--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 17:39, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I mean, it's his user talk page, so he can remove it. I personally would've just used undo rather than rollback, but that is a minor point. I would maybe take that as an indication to avoid his user talk page? Dmehus (talk) 17:41, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 18:10, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Iron Sword 23 Yeah, I mean you didn't really do anything wrong, but I do think that not everyone may appreciate frequent talk page welcomes (especially if they have quite a few edits on Meta). Rather, it might be best to focus on reaching out to users who have made only a few edits. Alternatively, you could still continue what you're doing, but if someone removes your post, just take that as a personal request from them and then avoid that talk page. How does that sound? Dmehus (talk) 18:18, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 18:20, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Great! Face-smile.svg Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:22, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Welcome to by the way. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 18:24, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Scary transclusion

Hi. I was wondering whether Scary transcluding could be enabled on Meta as a few users have mentioned it before and it would be useful for template transclusion/substitution from the Miraheze Template Wiki. It's also currently enabled by default for wikis so I don't see a reason for why Meta shouldn't also have it enabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:33, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This would make the Miraheze Template Wiki very useful (easily so) for the rest of Miraheze. Rob Kam (talk) 22:14, 15 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Reception123 This is a reasonable request, and is now Yes check.svg done. In addition to the above, scary transclusion is also enabled on Loginwiki, so this will allow for cross-wiki substitution of templates and user page subpages between Meta Wiki and Loginwiki. Lots of potential use cases, and I've also had the same thought actually, particularly because I remember reading that Rob Kam has been wanting to more fully realize the ambitions of Miraheze Template Wiki becoming a centralized template repository. Related to that, it might be useful to centralize the Twinkle templates there, too. Lily has also done some great work on templates with parameters that have been coded specifically for cross-wiki transclusion, too. Finally, as you noted, this is already the default setting on all newly created Miraheze wikis. Dmehus (talk) 13:50, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikis Embedding Tracking Scripts

Hi, I have recently noticed that some wikis embed tracking scripts from (and some other sites as well) which sets tracking cookies. Miraheze is an advertisement-free wiki farm and I do not want to be tracked when I visit wikis hosted by this farm which load these scripts. I was under the impression that the CP implicitly prohibited this but it turns out that AddThis links are added by an extension called AddThis, which is installed on Miraheze. Should the extension be un-deployed and uninstalled as it poses a privacy risk or is an RfC needed? Thank you. User:R4356th/Signature 10:07, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

I found the task where the extension was installed. Labster mentioned that the PP necessitates adding a disclaimer where the extension is used but that may no longer be the case and I have seen no such disclaimer on wikis using it yet. Should this be forwarded to T&S or the Board or are Stewards the right people? User:R4356th/Signature 10:14, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Hrm, I mean, yes, I was aware the AddThis extension was installed on Miraheze. It's mainly just so users can provide little chiclet links to share specific pages, comments, etc., on a given wiki across social media platforms, on wikis that have enabled them. As to whether this violates Privacy Policy or not, I believe it would depend on what sort of data is collected by the AddThis extension. For example, if it is just IP address and web browser user agent data, anonymized and in aggregate form, this may be fine. If it is collecting personal data in a non-aggregated format such that individual users can be identified, then further review is likely needed, and I suspect it would be the Site Reliability Engineering team would engage the Trust and Safety team. If the review concluded that there was no issue from a legal perspective, then I suppose, if the extension is widely used by many wikis, an RfC would indeed be the best route to go, if wanting to propose to have it removed. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 12:44, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As a post-script to your further reply, where Labster mentioned a specific wiki disclaimer, I would just note that during that time, Miraheze was not incorporated and was managed from a liability perspective by Labster (U.S. jurisdiction). As Miraheze is now an incorporated entity in the UK, the legal jurisdiction has changed. Whether that changes the requirement for a specific wiki disclaimer requirement, I will have to have to review that with Owen. Dmehus (talk) 12:47, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please can you handle this in your T&S capacity, let me know if you need anything. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 13:01, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I am aware of the changes caused by incorporation and that's what I implicitly referred to when I said "but that may no longer be the case". User:R4356th/Signature 13:22, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I figured you were likely aware of that, but I was just noting that for others that may be following this thread. Anyway, I've asked Owen separately, as I do feel we need to first (a) look into what sort of data is collected by the AddThis extension, to ensure it is / remains consistent with Privacy Policy and (b) whether that specific wiki disclaimer is either (i) still required or (ii) no longer required, but a recommended best practice. Dmehus (talk) 13:31, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Searching extensions

I don’t know what is the right place to ask about this, so I decided to ask here now. Also, I don't know if the AdvancedSearch and CirrusSearch ​extensions have been in Miraheze before? If I remember correctly, these have been available at least sometimes (when I founded the first Miraheze-poweredby wiki). Now, however, I can no longer find these on any of my Miraheze wikis on ManageWiki, nor do they appear on the Special:Version page either. Have they been deliberately taken out of service or have they ever been? If possible, should one of the System administrators enable the AdvancedSearch and CirrusSearch extensions ​(possibly Elastica is also needed), because I think it's a great searching interface. Thanks. --Anton (talk) 10:57, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anton Thank you for the question. I definitely agree that ElasticSearch and CirrusSearch provide superior search functionality and experience; however, I do know that they've been declined (possibly several times) by system administrators as essentially too resource intensive. In short, they'd require more system administrators than Miraheze's technical budget allows. Hope that helps. As to whether they existed on Miraheze before, it's possible, and if that is the case, system resources would be the reason. Dmehus (talk) 12:33, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thanks Dmehus! This helps me. Hopefully someday we will get these extensions. Anton (talk) 12:56, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I tried to download a DataDump of my wiki today, and it gave me an index.php file, instead of the usual JSON. Is there something wrong? InspecterAbdel (NLW) 17:41, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

InspecterAbdel Hrm, I was able to generate the correct tarballs and json files for each of the three backup types for naasgamelandwiki when I just tried. It could be an issue with your web browser, perhaps? Dmehus (talk) 17:46, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: It usually gives me a json dump. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:13, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why are pages criticising fetish art not allowed? Example: Rotten Websites Wiki

So I came with forbidden page example on Rotten Websites Wiki 'fetish art'. The reason states that is against Miraheze's content policy. So, what does violate content policy and does it causes drama? Maxkatzur (talk) 05:29, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Maxkatzur Fetish art pages aren't prohibited by Miraheze's Content Policy. It's possible rottenwebsiteswiki has a local content policy that prohibits such pages, but if that's the case, some clarification is needed in terms of that wiki amending its rules to clarify that it isn't against Miraheze's Content Policy but rather the wiki's local content policy. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Dmehus (talk) 13:10, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hola. Consulto aquí porque no logro registrarme en Phabricator. ¿Es posible incorporar la extensión AutoSitemap? Gracias. Saludos cordiales. Hugo Ar (talk) 06:32, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Hello. I consult here because I cannot register with Phabricator. Is it possible to incorporate the AutoSitemap extension? Thanks. Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 06:32, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, can you tell why you cannot register to Phabricator? And I think AutoSitemap extension is possible, and only System administrators can install it. @Reception123:, @Universal Omega:? --Anton (talk) 08:41, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anton there's really no need to {{ping}} two system administrators to this request, as this is just an extension request. It likely will need a security review, but there's also a lot of open tasks on Phabricator right now. Plus, with the forthcoming MediaWiki 1.36 upgrade, it wouldn't surprised me if we deprioritized new extension requests until after the upgrade is complete. Dmehus (talk) 13:04, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hugo Ar What is the error message you are getting preventing you from registering for a Phabricator account? As far as your extension request goes, this may require a security review, but if it all possible, system administrators have many tasks right now, would you be okay if we deprioritized this request until early to mid June (approximately) while the MediaWiki 1.36 is underway? Dmehus (talk) 13:07, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Invalid access Phabricator
Invalid access Phabricator
Dmehus, Anton:
Muchas gracias por las respuestas. Dejo una captura de pantalla sobre el acceso fallido a Phabricator. Intento ingresar con mi nombre de usuario y la contraseña que utilizo aquí (es decir, en Miraheze como cuenta global), pero no puedo.
Sobre la extensión Autositemap:
  • si es posible la instalación: no hay prisas. No es prioritario.
  • si no es posble la instalación, solicito ayuda para crear una página .xml y crear manualmente el mapa del sitio.
Creo que la instalación es muy útil para que los rastradores (Google, Yandex, Bing, etc) puedan indexar las páginas más fácilmente. Saludos cordiales. Hugo Ar (talk) 18:26, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Dmehus, Anton:
Thank you very much for the answers. I leave a screenshot about the failed access to Phabricator. I try to log in with my username and password that I use here (ie in Miraheze as a global account), but I can't.
About the Autositemap extension:
  • if installation is possible: no rush. It is not a priority.
  • If the installation is not possible, I ask for help to create an .xml page and manually create the site map.
I think that the installation is very useful so that the crawlers (Google, Yandex, Bing, etc.) can index the pages more easily. Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 18:26, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hugo Ar Face-smile.svg Thank you for your reply and screenshot. Please see my reply here. Dmehus (talk) 18:30, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete my wiki

Hello, I have abandoned this personal project and would like to delete its wiki: Thank you. Eunnoia (talk) 20:39, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]