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I made a change to Special:ManageWiki to user groups (created a duplicate Bureaucrats user group and forgot to set special managewiki permissions) and now can't reverse it to access the interface, can't even access it even though I'm bureaucrat, how can I reverse this? --[[User:Walhouse|Walhouse]] ([[User talk:Walhouse|talk]]) 15:11, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
I made a change to Special:ManageWiki to user groups (created a duplicate Bureaucrats user group and forgot to set special managewiki permissions) and now can't reverse it to access the interface, can't even access it even though I'm bureaucrat, how can I reverse this? --[[User:Walhouse|Walhouse]] ([[User talk:Walhouse|talk]]) 15:11, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
:: Should add, at --[[User:Walhouse|Walhouse]] ([[User talk:Walhouse|talk]]) 15:12, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

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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]

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]
Bump. I noticed that was removed from the CSP whitelist. What did T&S decide to do with User:R4356th/Signature 21:31, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

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]

Translated by Google Translator

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]

Translated by Google Translator

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]

Eunnoia As you're the only contributor to this private wiki, this is Yes check.svg done per your request. Dmehus (talk) 21:11, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please lock the spam-only accounts listed on the All The Tropes Wiki

Please feel free to lock up these spambots that have recently been triggering this filter on the All The Tropes Wiki. Could a Steward look into this if they can? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:10, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Wiki Deletion

Hello, it is with a lot of painful thought that I've come to this decision, but in the end it is inevitable that I will be taking an indefinite wiki leave of absence. In the near future, due to some rather personal reasons, I will no longer be able to attend to my wikis or any others, for that matter, and am unsure when I will be able to find the time to get back into Miraheze. The time that I have spent here was time that I enjoyed, I found the community welcoming, and there are so many opportunities to help. I wish I didn't have to stop now, right when I was really getting into the swing of things, but again, circumstances in my life have changed, and I need to devote my attention to other things. Therefore, I would like to request that my wikis, ikiwaywiki and turtlewikiwiki be deleted. The first one has only ever been edited by me, and the second one is a fictional world-building wiki started by me. I don't know if I'll ever have time to visit them again, so I would just like them deleted. The first one never hit off, so I'm fine with losing that one, and I have saved TurtleWiki to the Internet Archive as well as uploaded an image & xml dump of the wiki to the Archive. Thank you all for understanding, and I hope that sometime in the distant future, I may be able to come back and pick up where I left off. Turtle84375 (talk) 22:01, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

With deep regrets, this is Yes check.svg done in these log actions (#1 and #2), per the articulated rationale in your request. Dmehus (talk) 23:08, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Thank you for doing this, and thank you all of the help you've given me in my time on Miraheze. Turtle84375 (talk) 23:21, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Turtle84375 No problem. It's been wonderful to have helped you with ManageWiki, MediaWiki, and I did particularly enjoy restoring your user groups from your over-zealous joke abuse filter. ;) Dmehus (talk) 23:40, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nom de domaine


Comment fait-on si on veut relier un nom de domaine à son wiki ?

Zazoult (talk) 11:09, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Zazoult Thank you for your question. Please note that new threads are added to the bottom of the page, rather than the top, so I've Yes check.svg moved this accordingly. Sorry I've had to use Google Translate as my French is a little rusty. Your question translates from the same as, "How do you do if you want to link a domain name to your wiki?" Please see custom domains for an explanation on the process and steps involved, and feel free to reach out to Reception123 at his user talk page if you have any questions. (He also speaks French fluently, too.) Dmehus (talk) 13:56, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My wikis

What would be good rules for and Sword 23 (talk) 23:40, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Iron Sword 23 This doesn't need to be asked at stewards' noticeboard, and, to be quite honest, isn't really the best sort of discussion on-wiki, either. I'd highly recommend asking this on our Discord server or in our IRC channels. Dmehus (talk) 23:42, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Asked it on Discord. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 23:45, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, Yes check.svg great. Face-smile.svg Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lock request

To this user: Special:Contributions/Tonjobo4jw. Not useful edits. Spamming links. I don’t know where the links actually go (I haven’t tried), but together they say it takes them to illegal sites. User edits may also be worth the suppress. Thanks. --Anton (talk) 17:55, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anton Wow, that's a strange one. Username suggests spam only account, but the edits are quite specific and not spam only account behaviour. It's likely long-term abuse, but, at minimum, it's a vandalism only account. Thanks for the report. Dmehus (talk) 17:58, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thanks for the reply. Thank you also for the very fast action! --Anton (talk) 18:00, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Note that this may not be the final action taken here. Though I suspect the linked diffs are just trolling, I have referred the matter to the Trust and Safety team (which includes me with a separate hat) for guidance before proceeding further in a community capacity. Dmehus (talk) 18:04, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would like the revisions on my talk page to be oversighted/hidden please. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:42, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Firstly, requests for oversight should not be requested on-wiki. Based on my conversations with other Meta administrators, who happen to be either Stewards and/or Global Sysops, I personally don't feel suppression is required here as this is just random nonsense/gibberish from vandalism only accounts. Revision deletion, I suppose, is a possibility here, but would be an edge case, I do feel. In any case, the vandalism only accounts have been Yes check.svg locked and measures have been effected that should prevent further accounts from being created. Dmehus (talk) 20:42, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Second Dormancy Policy Exemption Request

Unfortunately, I have to make a second dormancy policy exemption request for both my wikis, The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki, as I am the only contributor to both wikis and I have been busy with other things like with Qualitipedia. I do have plans to request other wikis, but I do not want The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki to be closed. They have a lot of content on them and I also do not have a lot of time to continuously update them. I cannot advertise either wiki because everyone hates wiki advertising. Also, is there a limit to wiki requests, because I was thinking of requesting some other wikis to be made in the future, but first I have to decide what will happen to my other two wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:17, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, I wanna tell you that I know I'm not a steward but if your wikis are inactive, you can always reopen them by using Special:ManageWiki. Also, if you ever retire Miraheze then there's no point since these wikis will end up being raided later on, thanks. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 20:10, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I do not wish to retire from Miraheze anytime soon. I wish there was some way I could keep them archived but not closed, as I do not want them to be deleted. I unfortunately cannot protect these wikis forever. Also, I worry that I have been neglecting my wikis since recently a user vandalized it, luckily a global sysop took care of it but this does make me worry about the fate of these wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:24, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'll take a look at your wikis and assess them in terms of content intended to be read by real people in the next couple days. Dmehus (talk) 20:26, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. I plan to request more wikis but I will do that once The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki have their fates sorted out and also after the Qualitipedia rebrand is done and dusted. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:36, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If they get deleted, I suppose you could request them again and they don't really get deleted until around 6 months or a year. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 21:36, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Successful election on horriblemusicandsongswiki

There is no active bureaucrat for promotion on that wiki, so I'm calling the stewards for help. Promote me to bureaucrat + sysop on horriblemusicandsongswiki with the reason being "successful election on a wiki with no active bureaucrats". The proof is:

MarioMario456 22:29, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I don't see a consensus for promotion at Talk:Main Page, as I explained to you on Discord. I'll work on closing the discussion this weekend, so that the wiki can move forward with potential alternatives for consideration. Dmehus (talk) 22:40, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Then look at this and this. —MarioMario456 22:58, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Merge my accounts

I have know that I could request account merging in this noticeboard since there was an user got denied on the Community noticeboard. Before I create lhmnwiki about a month, I have created an account called "Song Ngư" - which did not have an email bind into it. Because of that, I losed my access into it. Could you help me merge my account into "Song Ngư"? Thank you first. Song Ngư MGR (talk) 02:57, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Song Ngư MGR If your apparent alternate account, lhmnwiki, was not attached to very many wikis (i.e., only a handful or so) and had not made many contributions, a user merge per your request would be possible; however, since you note that you did not have a confirmed e-mail address to the account and cannot remember your password, we have no way to be certain this account is 100% owned by you. Accordingly, this is X mark.svg not done, at least so long as you are not able to confirm this is your alternate account. I would, however, suggest that you try using Special:EmailUser to see if you can send e-mail to that user. It's possible the account did have a confirmed e-mail address associated to it. Check all your e-mail accounts and see if you receive an e-mail message. If you do, then you can try requesting a password reset. If not, then I'd suggest trying some of your common passwords. It's possible you do still have access; you just can't remember what the password is. Dmehus (talk) 14:33, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lily deleted my contribution on Gazetteer of wikis

Difference between revisions of "Gazetteer of wikis"

I had to find out, who deleted a description added by me to my wiki Vedopedia, and found that Lily deleted not his own data with remark says "minor" edit. In my opinion it is violation of Code of Conduct. Please take action regarding that user.

The data restored back to Gazetteer of wikis

 Helper (talk) 04:56, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The wiki that was removed in that edit no longer exists. It is perfectly valid for it to be removed. I would remind yourself though that making false accusations is also a code of conduct violation. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 08:05, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
To add to what RhinosF1 said, it's not a Code of Conduct violation to remove an entry on Gazetteer of wikis, whether the removal was legitimate or not. If it wasn't a legitimate removal, it might warrant providing guidance to the user. It looks like your wiki is now active again, so you can feel free to re-add it to the Gazetteer of wikis. Dmehus (talk) 14:27, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please add Gazetteer of wikis to meta main page

There is no easy way to find where Gazetteer of wikis located at and jump to it. No mention of it on main page or Noticeboards. Thank you in advance.
 Helper (talk) 05:08, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Helper Firstly, normally requests requiring intervention by a Meta administrator should be placed at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. Nevertheless, as your request is relating to placing link to a directory of Miraheze hosted wikis on the prominent Main Page, it's reasonable to think a Meta administrator would consult a Steward before implementing the change. Interestingly, I'm a bit surprised the Main Page didn't already have a link to the Gazetteer of wikis, or Special:WikiDiscover for that matter. One possible reason might be that such a link didn't really fit within any of the four quadrants, other than the possible exception of the third ("contact us") quadrant, but even then, it'd need to be renamed to reflect that its purpose is not just for contacting or following Miraheze. It then hit me where we could place this link, for which I've also added a link to Special:WikiDiscover. Accordingly, this is now Yes check.svg done; however, I'm going to {{ping}} Reception123, in his unofficial community relations liaison "capacity" and because he's been around Miraheze since the beginning, to share any thoughts. Dmehus (talk) 14:21, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Importing from Wikipedia?

I tried to import wikipedia:Peugeot 405 to but it timed out and got this message:

Import failed: Expected <mediawiki> tag, got

I'd set it so that all history and templates were included, for attribution purposes.

Is this normal, or is there a solution to this? --Walhouse (talk) 14:40, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Walhouse I'm not certain with that specific error; however, since Wikipedia templates include a lot of template dependencies, you'll almost certainly receive a 503 backend fetch error if you try importing all revisions and templates at the same time. Thus, I do recommend you either (a) import templates one-by-one, (b) import only the current revision, linking to the source template/module using an interwiki link, or (c) file a task of templates and modules to be imported on Phabricator by uploading your XML dump. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:46, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: thank you, had forgotten that! --Walhouse (talk) 14:52, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 14:56, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Accidentally changed settings when testing user groups

I made a change to Special:ManageWiki to user groups (created a duplicate Bureaucrats user group and forgot to set special managewiki permissions) and now can't reverse it to access the interface, can't even access it even though I'm bureaucrat, how can I reverse this? --Walhouse (talk) 15:11, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Should add, at --Walhouse (talk) 15:12, 22 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]