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:Given the scattered powers and various activity levels of the previous administration (several bureaucrats and no real policies, some totally inert staff), I would suggest this be conditionally reopened to allow for local elections that entirely replace the 'current' leadership, letting the interested prospective administrator be voted on for his request and for TigerBlazer to make his own request. Should that/either prove successful, the idea of a merge can be put forward to the remaining interested community. --[[User:Raidarr|Raidarr]] ([[User talk:Raidarr|talk]]) 20:41, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
:Given the scattered powers and various activity levels of the previous administration (several bureaucrats and no real policies, some totally inert staff), I would suggest this be conditionally reopened to allow for local elections that entirely replace the 'current' leadership, letting the interested prospective administrator be voted on for his request and for TigerBlazer to make his own request. Should that/either prove successful, the idea of a merge can be put forward to the remaining interested community. --[[User:Raidarr|Raidarr]] ([[User talk:Raidarr|talk]]) 20:41, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
::Yeah, I probably would've taken care of the wiki like I was before, although {{u|Maddox121}} could've and ''should've'' kept it open, meaning it could be taken care of by new bureaucracy, aside from the veteran bureaucrats and sysops there. [[User:DarkMatterMan4500|DarkMatterMan4500]] ([[User talk:DarkMatterMan4500|talk]]) ([[Special:Contributions/DarkMatterMan4500|contribs]]) 01:06, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
::Yeah, I probably would've taken care of the wiki like I was before, although {{u|Maddox121}} could've and ''should've'' kept it open, meaning it could be taken care of by new bureaucracy, aside from the veteran bureaucrats and sysops there. [[User:DarkMatterMan4500|DarkMatterMan4500]] ([[User talk:DarkMatterMan4500|talk]]) ([[Special:Contributions/DarkMatterMan4500|contribs]]) 01:06, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
:While this is a [[w:WP:AGF|good-faith]] request, I'm going to mark this request as {{Not done|not done}}, for several reasons. For one thing, while this wiki has many attached ''users'' of the wiki, it has relatively few ''contributors'', and less than a handful of ''significant contributors''. Given that two of the wiki's three ''significant contributors'' have either explicitly or implicitly decided to close the wiki, I don't see a compelling reason to upend their wishes, at least not without gaining their assent or lack of objection for [[Stewards]] to do so. Secondarily, in terms of ''adoption'' and predating my start date as a [[Stewards|Steward]], there has been a convention among stewards that manually closed wikis are not eligible for adoption, ostensibly for a variety of reasons. For one thing, they could be inherently personal wikis, discussions to close wikis may have occurred off-wiki as sometimes or even often occurs in cases of wikis with small communities, or they may serve a very narrow niche and not be otherwise appropriate for administration by others without the consent of those that did all the "heavy lifting," so to speak, in terms of building the wiki. Finally, in looking at the [[mh:thenewreceptionwiki:Special:AllPages|pages]] on the wiki, the wiki does not appear to have, well, ''any'' defined purpose and scope, let alone ''well'' defined scope to it. As well, in other parts, there appears to be a significant degree of overlap with existing so-called Reception wikis. The recent reopening of manually closed <code>[[mh:greatcharacters|greatcharacterswiki]]</code> and <code>[[mh:loathsomecharacters|loathsomecharacterswiki]]</code> was a very different example, as those were very widely used wikis, with clearly defined purposes and scopes to them, which had many, many content pages developed by many, many users over the users, and it was very clear in those cases that local bureaucrats had made a procedural error in not providing some sort of notification to wiki users and how to register objections to their proposed closure. This is not the case here at all. That being said, if there are particular pages on this wiki of interest to you, and provided they do not violate [[Content Policy]] or [[Code of Conduct]] in any way, I'd be happy to export them into an XML dump, which you could import onto a newly [[Special:RequestWiki|requested wiki]], taking care, of course, to define a sufficiently clear purpose and scope for your requested wiki and comply with [[Content Policy]]. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 04:17, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
==Global lock for [[Special:CentralAuth/Xenharmonic|Xenharmonic]]==
==Global lock for [[Special:CentralAuth/Xenharmonic|Xenharmonic]]==
Sockpuppet of [[Special:CentralAuth/PiotrGrochowski|PiotrGrochowski]] [[User:AlPaD|AlPaD]] ([[User talk:AlPaD|talk]]) 13:14, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
Sockpuppet of [[Special:CentralAuth/PiotrGrochowski|PiotrGrochowski]] [[User:AlPaD|AlPaD]] ([[User talk:AlPaD|talk]]) 13:14, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

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Stewards' noticeboard
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Please delete my wiki

Please delete my wiki erotica.miraheze.org ('eroticawiki' in the DB) as I won't be having the free time I thought I would have to make it grow and develop. Thanks. Solitudine (talk) 22:57, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Solitudine As the only contributor to your wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done now, per your request. Dmehus (talk) 02:32, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete My Wiki

I would like you to delete https://exquisiteboardgames.miraheze.org/, as I have never had the time to work on it and I am much more interested in other things right now. TigerBlazer (talk) 01:28, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wait wait maybe you can let me adopt it Gilimaster69 (talk) 01:14, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
TigerBlazer This has now been Yes check.svg done. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:36, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


When will Miraheze update to the recent version of MediaWiki (1.37)? If you don't know, put at least estimates Yellowass.png (talk) 07:12, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MediaWiki 1.37 isn't due to be released until November, so probably not until then. -- Void Whispers 12:31, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, We will make our best effort to have it on test3wiki as soon as rc0 is out. Production wikis will get it shortly after full release. We currently have the branch available on the mediawiki repo. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 19:55, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Assorted requests

I'm a bit of a moron and forgot how one-time tokens work, so please disregard the period of time I spent moping in the corner about how I couldn't access my account and the edit here where I forgot I could use OTTs to solve my own problem after using one to log in, in the first place.

As for proper business for the noticeboard, I seek

  • Closure of mwclassic.miraheze.org
  • Closure of criticalreceptions.miraheze.org

Both projects are frankly a persistent headache and source of mild stress, as I have no ability to follow them through yet still hold some level of vision for their premises. It is simpler to end them.

Finally, based upon my edit count nearly passing the global requirement by 2x, I seek interwiki administrator right for raidarr.miraheze.org to offer it further extensibility and in part to become familiar with the mechanic itself.

Thank you for your time with regards to whichever requests may be accommodated. --Raidarr (talk) 09:03, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Raidarr I'll take a look at these tonight. With regard to the latter, are you able to link me to your local election page you started a few days ago (or more)? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 13:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
By nature of the wiki's request and function, I believed an electoral process to be redundant due to the wiki's status as a privately managed wiki engineered to be more or less only used by myself allowing for outsider comment when things are created. There is no community at this time (as a rather new creation), and traditionally speaking there would not be a collaborative community in the future. An election by jurisdiction would only include myself, and perhaps my alts. --Raidarr (talk) 20:44, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, sorry, I didn't look to see if the wiki in question was a private wiki. We have allowed that in the past on occasion. Dmehus (talk) 20:22, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Raidarr In terms of your request for local interwiki-admin, this has been Yes check.svg done per your stated added comments, and upon verification of the same, that this is (a) a private wiki to which (b) only you have contributed. We've done this on couple occasions in the recent past, notably with reviwikiwiki and the since deleted bwm0wiki. I assume Raided Lemons is your alternate account (ideally confirming that from your alternate account if it was created while not logged in to your master account, or linking me to the log entry where it was created by your master account). I will handle the other request shortly. Dmehus (talk) 20:32, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Log entry for the record and by request related to above. Otherwise, thank you for the task completions and your time. --Raidarr (talk) 23:56, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem, and thanks for the confirmation log link. Thanks also for creating your alternate account(s) whilst logged in. :) Dmehus (talk) 23:58, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Raidarr Per your stated rationale, including, but not limited to the fact that you were the only contributor these wikis, this now been Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). Dmehus (talk) 20:39, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

please delete my wiki

Please delete robloxwiki --Bongo Cat (talk) 13:11, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bongo Cat What's the reason you're wanting it deleted? Unless you're a legitimate alternate account of Bukkit/WikiJS, in which case, please kindly post a confirmation edit from the former of those accounts. Dmehus (talk) 13:42, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd like to delete the wiki because no one contributes to it, and I don't have the time to contribute to all my wikis at once. Bongo Cat (talk) 13:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus:Yes, Bongo Cat is my alternative account.
—[ Bukkit ][ Talk | Contributions | Barnstars
14:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Ah, thank you, Bukkit. Dmehus (talk) 20:17, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done, as you and your alternate accounts were the only contributor to this wiki, so it was rather easy to honour your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 20:21, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Someone to help please? Before I searched the name of the wiki where I manage on google, the 'onibus wiki'. However, out of nowhere, when I search again, it disappeared from the search engines, and losing to a wikipedia article about buses, and this one fandom wiki: doU! How do I improve my search results? Yellowass.png (talk) 16:56, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@YellowFrogger: I searched 'onibus wiki' on Google and found your wiki, it was the 4th search results after Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:17, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: There's something wrong. Previously when it was searched, it appeared among the first, the second place to be more exact. Today this happened. It 'stumbled' from the search results and no longer appears in the top for some reason, losing out to crap like Fandom wikis.
Miraheze has to invest mainly in its pagerank, which is 50 on its hosted wikis. Wikis hosted on Fandom have a page rank of 90, Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, famous sites have a page rank of 90 (but that's to be expected). A common site is usually between 30 and 60. Good sites are between 60 and 80. Poor sites are between 10 and 20.
Did he appear after Wiktionary and Wikipedia? In my case it appeared after Wikipedia, Facebook, Instagram (wiki social networks) and Fandom Wikis. This might be due to your language preferences or something.
On Bing, the results are worse. If you search Bing, the wiki will pretty much only show up on the fourth page. But, thankfully, no one uses this Edge trash. And whoever uses Edge will use Google.

That's why it's always better to improve the page rank on Miraheze, and its wikis. People tend to be lazy, or, let's say: suspicious and always use the first search results. Yellowass.png (talk) 18:10, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Agent Isai: It was the main page that disappeared. Not the wiki itself. I used the search with quotes as a reference: "https://onibus.miraheze.org/wiki/Página_principal", and nothing appeared, only related. I swear I didn't change and I didn't do anything on the main page (which was supposed to happen if I changed the main page to a different layout). In fact, it has not been modified since December 2020. Yellowass.png (talk) 18:48, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: Please, someone to give an opinion? Yellowass.png (talk) 21:11, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@YellowFrogger: FANDOM has such good SEO and pagerank because they're in it for the money and contract SEO agencies to get their wikis at the top of the Google results. Miraheze on the other hand lets you manage SEO yourself which gives you flexibility and control in that aspect. What I recommend you do on your wiki is enable WikiSEO, sign up for the Google Search Console and Bing Webmasters service to gain control over how your website is indexed and get recommendations about what you can improve. Once you have signed up for these services, you can submit a sitemap which generally helps get your website on Google much much faster than if it manually indexed it by itself. These tools also give you recommendations on how to improve your page rank (e.g. if you don't have a mobile skin, perhaps it'll tell you to enable one. If a certain page takes too long to load because of excessive templates, these services will generally alert you, etc.). I've found that heeding the suggestions Google and Bing have made really did help my wiki rise to the top of Google and Bing and I believe it'll help you too. Hope this helps. Reply if you have any questions :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:12, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: I fully agree with you. FANDOM attracts visitors not to wikis, but for money. Even your themes are small, boring and full of ads. Another thing is that the employees are paid, and the founder is the same as the one from Wikipedia! (and there are still people who donate to the Wikimedia Foundation); then it will soon be automatically stolen to appear in the first results. Yellowass.png (talk) 04:19, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: Let's get to the main topic:
(The 'PageRank' I had based on an extension that showed the PageRank of websites).
The only thing missing was the main page, not the site itself. Well, it's very messy. Search for 'Onibus Wiki' or 'Ônibus Wiki' on google. It was gone and now it appears, but it will disappear again, and it will appear. As if I had done something: like changed the main page. These things started happening today.
The name 'Ônibus Wiki' is very bad, and it was a slightly bad choice. But at the time I had no idea. I could have chosen created names like "Enciclopédiabus" - (Encyclopediabus). Even because, this current name, Wiki is short for Wikipedia, not to mention that it is very well known by other wikis (these other FANDOM wikis have a small and bad content edited by IPs, but even so, it manages to be my competitor).
Bing is a polluting and bad search engine. As I don't use it, I don't know what it's like, but the site doesn't appear anyway.
In my opinion, miraheze should have an option to place ads (rather than a box option in 'Manage general settings for this wiki'), the wiki author would place the ad if they want, so monetization would go to Miraheze. Even because, almost nobody donates. Yellowass.png (talk) 04:32, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
From my experience, Google does prefer a static page over a dynamic one, and will not recommend dynamic ones because they do not make very good links (the contents are obviously subject to change). Thus pretty much any day it's more in your interest to make the content pages more established since from what I know wiki traffic will always be directed to proper content pages - at least as search engines think, which is a sticky and difficult topic (SEO) with its own occupation for a reason. It'll only recommend dynamic content like front pages in certain other contexts that have yet another set of variables for how search engines think. I'm afraid your best bet (imo) boils down to best practices and the consoles and looking more to the overall searchability of contents as compared to the main page itself. But don't let that dissuade you from troubleshooting further since I'm actually interested in seeing if you can reach consistency. As for the name, I think the special character might hurt, but I don't think there's too much wrong with 'Onibus' itself. Has a cute charm to it.--Raidarr (talk) 08:17, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: 'Ônibus' means 'bus' in Portuguese, which is the language of the wiki. About the dynamic pages, the current one I use is the same one used on Wikipedia in English as you can see that header with bullets on the side. So I have to choose a simple layout like: just words to take off in search results? Yellowass.png (talk) 15:42, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
SEO for non-english cases is weird and beyond my theorizing abilities I'm afraid. It's possible that angle introduces odd conditions that otherwise wouldn't apply, or there is still something about your page (or even domain if Miraheze's usual front pages are weighing in on sub domains) that would be a changing factor in how search engines treat your particular subdomain, even if it's doing nothing different or wrong. --Raidarr (talk) 19:05, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I tried to request a wiki, and it says that it contains an invalid character. It doesn’t specify which character is invalid. I didn’t put any special characters or numbers. Help. Rupert (talk) 19:39, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Rupert: Make sure to only include your wiki's subdomain in the "Subdomain" field. Do NOT include ".miraheze.org". Also, don't include numbers or periods either. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:25, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please change my name

I want to change my name from Kingjorbs to KingjorbstheGuy498, if you can do it for me, thanks. Kingjorbs (talk) 16:59, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Kingjorbs, please request using Special:GlobalRenameRequest. --Magogre (talk) 17:07, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

2 suspicious users who has targeted the Roblox Clones page on Crappy Games Wiki more than 24 hours ago, and hereby requesting a CheckUser on the following accounts:

I have a reason to believe that these 2 are indeed the very same person, because when Lollolman vandalized this page Roblox clones, it was reverted, then 32 minutes later, Derpderpdude showed up, and did the very same thing. It's very clear to me that they are no doubt one and the same, only just here to target the very same page. Please take a look at this when given the time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:40, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

There's some similarity between the users' vandalism, but taken together with other available evidence, this is inconclusive at this point. In other words, it's possible they're the same user, but it's also possible they're two separate users. The users may be vandalism only accounts, but it's only four edits between the two accounts, on one wiki, around which both are locally indefinitely blocked. I would recommend warning both users to user accounts policy on their local user talk pages, and advise if you see them edit further on other wikis, or if you see future accounts created editing in a similar fashion. As such, I'm closing this as Yes check.svg locally handled, with no further action from Stewards, for now. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:01, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for checking them out anyway. Also, are you going to be around tonight on Discord? If that's your plan, then that's good to hear. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:04, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete 2 of my wikis

Can hytalewiki https://hytale.miraheze.org/ and minicraftwiki https://minicraft.miraheze.org/ be deleted? Hytale says they're releasing it in 2023 and I think I'll recreate the wiki when it releases, and minicraftwiki I handed it out to my friend and he just did nothing, he didn't even want the admin permissions on that wiki. I didn't create any dumps of those wikis as they have basically nothing. Anpang (talk) 03:00, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anpang For hytalewiki, Yes check.svg done per your request as the only contributor to the wiki. For minicraftwiki, I'm not seeing where you held the wiki originally. It appears to have been created by your friend. In any case, it's closed per Dormancy Policy, so should be deleted in due course. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:08, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, I forgot, at the time I was using that account and I handed it out to my friend. I don't have any proof but ok it can be deleted with dormancy policy Anpang (talk) 04:41, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hrm? What account do you mean? Is Secretcraft your alternate account, or do you mean the two of you talked about it on- or off-wiki in terms of creating the wiki? Dmehus (talk) 14:26, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Election on Chromeball Wiki

Hi Stewards, Chromeball wiki doesn't have any active admins so we were told to hold an election to promote someone to bureaucrat and have it open for 7 days. It's been 7 days and the election is over. Here's the link to the election: link PBW (talk) 01:31, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

PBW Thank you for your request. Interestingly, I see that ThatDudeRightHere has made a couple edits in the past week, interestingly, if a user wanted to run for bureaucrat. Other than one other edit, indeed, I see he's not active on the wiki. Any idea why? In any case, I've pinged ThatDudeRightHere to this thread, and if he doesn't respond within a day or two, I'll assess your local election in his stead and effect any permissions needed. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:54, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We tried to contact him through Discord and someone else left him a message but he hasn't replied PBW (talk) 02:13, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
PBW As ThatDudeRightHere hasn't responded to the {{ping}} from me and your myriad attempts to have him effect the outcome, this has been Yes check.svg closed as successful. Please do see my hopefully instructive closing comments and recommendations. Dmehus (talk) 02:56, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
PBW Actually, ThatDudeRightHere has already done this, which I hadn't yet seen, as he hadn't closed the discussion. So as I said locally, there's nothing for Stewards to do here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:05, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I request to be globally locked

I want to leave Miraheze for good, or at least abandon this username/account by globally locking it because I don't want to be targeted or harassed by any stalkers or troll communities. This is for safety, and I would appreciate if you would globally lock my account as soon as you can. Thank you, and good bye. VosVosKitsune (talk) 04:50, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done, with regrets, per your request and articulated rationale. Dmehus (talk) 05:24, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
VosVosKitsune Sorry to see you go. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:06, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
goodbye Gilimaster69 (talk) 15:20, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fare thee well 🥺 Marxo Grouch (talk) 15:42, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Is it possible for me to become a new bureaucrat and sysop of the `uglylogoswiki`?

Well, the reason why I'm asking this is because I'm not even an admin or bureaucrat of that wiki, as it has been a target of a particular troll making spam pages, including the ones that are egregious. I'm just tired of having to slap the deletion templates every time they make troll pages on that particular wiki. So, is it possible that I could be granted that? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:45, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Are local admins available/active that should be contacted first? I'd also think this is global sysop domain if not since that is what policy suggests, while simply being given near ownership of a wiki in the name of cvt is totally unprecedented. --Raidarr (talk) 12:42, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: No, none of them are active on that wiki at all right now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:44, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For the benefit of observing Stewards, this is the current staff situation on the wiki in question. One bureaucrat and two admins. One admin is globally locked, the other from what I'm aware has largely retired from Miraheze but is still reachable on the wider internet. From my experience, I doubt that user has much interest in returning to perform CVT and as a sysop, he lacks the tools to delegate. The bureaucrat has a mixed status among other like wikis (which DMM is the effective leader on in many cases) and I cannot spot contributions on his account past 2019. Bottom line I would consider the current leadership defunct for properly handling vandalism and there is no apparent means to locally issue promotions to DarkMatterMan.
However, that still leaves the normal routine for cases like these, where the global sysops (and Stewards by default of course) may be employed as long as the wiki has not opted out of their activity. Having a Steward add permissions to someone with no permissions on-wiki to aid in local anti-vandalism, especially bureaucrat is a very unusual request from what I've seen on policy. I'll defer to an actual Steward/GS for formal statement, but I believe you have two options in this case. One, hold a local election to be issued rights. Either anyone active will (presumably) come to support you or you will go unopposed for roughly 7 days, thus (I assume) allowing you to take these permissions by default. This measure is founded in policy and wouldn't require Stewards to do something unusual. Alternatively, and/or in the meantime a GS/Steward can be poked to investigate the wiki in question and help out in purging bad actors, as is the process on the rest of Miraheze where absentee admins and no local caveats apply. --Raidarr (talk) 19:01, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: To be fair, the bureaucrat, Mar9122 was globally locked based on evidence linking him to MeMeGuYWasLost and 5 other accounts that were used in an abusive manner (such as vandalism). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:23, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500, are you an existing contributing editor to uglylogoswiki? Assuming so, yes, it's definitely possible for you to hold a local election on a wiki where there are no or few locally active bureaucrats or sysops, but I would also add that that's not the only discussion you could instead have. In effect, why make it a binary outcome—that is to say, whether you should be a bureaucrat and/or sysop or not. Rather, why not hold a local RfC or similar community discussion and propose several options, such as whether the wiki contains sufficient contributing editors and useful content intended to be read by people and, if so, whether it should continue or be demised? Then, if the wiki is to be continued, have a separate proposal establishing criteria upon which may be granted advanced permissions. If you would like a local sitenotice on the wiki, you can definitely ask Stewards to draft and post a neutral sitenotice on the wiki in question via this noticeboard. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 04:43, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global this account

Please global this account. Bukkity (talk) 13:58, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bukkit, this has been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 04:35, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Fatal error

It is impossible to create a page/visit/edit on the wiki where I manage. When I go to edit, it appears:

[f02b4380fd03e6cd7c05aba3] 2021-10-13 03:32:41: Fatal exception of type "TypeError" Yellowass.png (talk) 03:34, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger can you please report this on Phabricator, linking to this thread (the permalink) in your task, for system administrators to investigate? This is definitely within their scope, and they are best placed to investigate. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:31, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@YellowFrogger: We are aware of this issue and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused. We hope to have this resolved shortly. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:36, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User:Xenharmonic and Xen Wiki

I'm very sure that User:Xenharmonic is a sock of globally banned User:PiotrGrochowski. Since there's a significant gap between Xenharmonic's latest activity and PiotrGrochowski's global ban (which is over two months), this can't be proven with CU, but I think they are obvious DUCKs. Here's some evidence:

Xenharmonic is normally active only at Xen Wiki but since they are probably connected to PiotrGrochowski, I recommend globally locking them.

Also, this edit and this edit suggests that Xenharmonic wanted the wiki to be closed down. I also wanted that wiki to be closed down because most of the users signing up on this wiki are generally spambots to be honest.

BTW, I'm sorry if I reported this late. SMB99thx (talk) 08:25, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@SMB99thx: Since this is a Trust & Safety issue, emailing T&S this info instead of reporting it publicly is a better option. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:45, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: Okay, I'll remember it later, soon enough I'll email this to T&S. SMB99thx! 10:51, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes CU is a good idea. this and this AlPaD (talk) 08:10, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

request for reopening deepadaptation.miraheze.org

Hello, the creator of this wiki went through hard times and the wiki went dormant. Is it possible to reopen it or is it permanently deleted? Thanks ! XavierV (talk) 07:31, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A sysadmin or steward can review this properly, but was this an open wiki by chance? If so it might be found on archive.org, at which point it can be imported back. Otherwise if it was deleted recently it might still be on-server, but if it's been a while I doubt anywhere but archive.org will help. --Raidarr (talk) 15:30, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anyone can check Special:ManageWiki, this can be done with one tap of a button as it's not been fully deleted yet. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:25, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If the URL provided offers a 404 wiki not found, I'm not sure how XavierV would attempt to do this. I would also consider this evidence that the statement does not apply (and if he can confirm the deleted entry is the same one, it seems he had quite a bit of pull if he wasn't the owner himself). If it was merely closed, I would agree. --Raidarr (talk) 10:47, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't explain well being barely out of bed. It still needs a steward to click said button but no need for reimporting content etc. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 10:53, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Good to know, then. For clarity and the record, what exactly (or roughly) is the window of time between closed-turned-deleted where a steward can undo, and when the content is totally off the servers and thus requires import? --Raidarr (talk) 14:09, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
There is a not a codified timeframe, nor should there be as it relates to utilization of server resources, between the time a wiki is marked as deleted (allowing for undeletion by Stewards) and dropped by SRE. Wikis are generally marked as deleted after one-hundred eighty (180) days of complete inactivity (i.e., no logged actions or edits appearing in RC). Note also that when wikis are marked as deleted, they are not automatically included in the list of eligible wikis able to be dropped until two weeks have passed since being marked as deleted (SRE have the capability to override this minimum two week period, but is generally only done in cases of requested wiki deletions and recreations, or wiki resets, or for their own testing purposes). Generally speaking, SRE usually drop a batch of wikis once there are a minimum of between 200-500 deleted wikis eligible for dropping. On average in the past, I've observed that there are usually between 100-200 wikis marked as deleted every month. Finally, it's also important to note that the de facto wiki database-dropper-in-chief also maintains backups of dropped wikis' XML dumps on (presumably) mwtask1 (used to be jobrunner3), so even dropped public and private wikis can usually be restored (albeit via a Phabricator task) for up to a year or two after being completely dropped. They just would not include image restorations, as it's just an XML dump. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 18:02, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I am so happy to read that it might be possible to get this deepadaptation.miraheze.org wiki back! How do I proceed ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by XavierV (talkcontribs) 17:15, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As you were a bureaucrat, who also requested this wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done. Please make sure you use DataDump to create, download, and save a regular backup of your wiki, and make at least one logged action or edit on your wiki every 180 days (better every 178-79 days, to be honest) to prevent this from happening. Thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 17:54, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much ! Sure I will save backup now and also make sure that if I am not able to log in for whatever reason, some body else from our Deep Adaptation group will do. If you are interested to know what it is about, please have a look here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Adaptation Take care, XavierV (talkcontribs)

Would you be able to reopen my wiki please?

Hi there,

Is it possible to reopen my wiki? Sorry neglected it for a bit too long! Tried to send you guys an email but nothing came of it!

Kind regards,

 Multilingualtricker (talk) 09:24, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Assuming it is this wiki, you can actually do it yourself if you head to your core ManageWiki page and untick the closed option. --Raidarr (talk) 10:04, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can I have the "previews" feature on my wiki? The wiki I own is the Zoos Wiki.

The wiki I own, the Zoos Wiki, would benefit greatly from previews. Hovering over links would show people which animals the zoos have so they can get a visual representation of what lives in them. Ebirah766 (talk) 12:27, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I don't suppose this extension called "Previews" in the 'other' extension tab from ManageWiki is what you're looking for? It does have a few dependencies to hunt down, but seems like what you're looking for. --Raidarr (talk) 15:28, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This wiki made by Tom2tums which intended for opinions is violating the Content policy.

For my source, there's page on that wiki that talks about the Sonic fanbase (similar how it works in TF&H) with many facts that intends to be insults to related groups, even the content is placed on a regular public page and not on a blog. I would like to request that wiki to be deleted as based on the creator's behavior on a few topics. AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 23:29, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Him being an idiot on other wikis doesn't really relate to the wiki being closed, and while I agree that the wiki you reference is frankly an eyesore, it might be difficult to remove on strict content policy grounds - though I'll note that at least one example from above presents an unconstructive and fairly vulgar strawman against a general fandom, and I'm not sure it can be excused as satire. If nothing else I think it deserves investigation and the user should be followed up on for potential CoC issues in relation to the other examples in the above post. --Raidarr (talk) 10:40, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Miraheze Commons

Hello. Creative Commons ND and NC are not free licenses Yellowass.png (talk) 03:01, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why is criticizing fandoms and groups of people against the Code of Conduct?

The Qualitipedia forbids pages criticizing fandoms and groups of people because it violates the Code of Conduct. But the Code of Conduct has no words regarding pages negatively talking about fandoms and groups of people. I mean, vague. Maxkatzur (talk) 09:17, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Qualitipedia in particular is overly cautious due to its audience's maturity and the chance its content will actually go wrong, in spite of the efforts of the staff. It is easier for them to deny the possibility of making a violating page; by default they may not be problematic, but that depends very much on how said page is written. Personally I don't think QP is capable of doing pages on either type correctly. Also, there is an element past that of trying to improve reputation, and attacking fanbases and groups given its own problems does not help with that impression. It's a bit of a kneejerk, but a reasonable one I believe. The things they block are often not inherently related to content policy (which is what I'd think is the problem, dunno who says CoC since CoC is more of a user behavior thing), but sheer caution that's based on the content matter being issues in the past. And of course there is the potential for libel and other legal issues with poorly curated content devoted to people and sometimes even businesses. --Raidarr (talk) 15:21, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Maxkatzur: That rule is in the content policy, not the code of conduct, as the friend said up there. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 21:39, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Quoting from the Content Policy: "Miraheze does not host wikis with the sole purpose to spread unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people". They are exemptions for content that clearly has a legitimate comedic value though. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:00, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The wiki's rules say that pages criticizing users are against Code of Conduct. This needs to be corrected! Maxkatzur (talk) 11:46, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You're quite right, local rules tend to be quite inconsistent with details like this. But you'll need to specify which wikis; if you like I can prod the appropriate people from there. If it's across basically all of them or in the global rules for QP, please mention that as well. Otherwise it's basically a local issue from here. Raidarr (talk) 12:10, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Awful Movies, Crappy Games, Rotten Websites, Terrible TV Shows Maxkatzur (talk) 02:34, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The latter two do not have the Code of Conduct mentioned in their rules at all. I see the issue on the first two and have made contact regarding them. --Raidarr (talk) 08:28, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is Wiki Best Bad!

This Wiki!

Closed Pls...Hako (talk) 06:14, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hako I've been having Dmehus investigate some particular abuse on that certain wiki you've linked to, and again, I've asked him to go look again, as there is some likely abuse going on there. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:35, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, I came to report user:Hako and wiki which he stole


User: Hako used abusive language to me and other users, and he figured out other users' passwords, and even stole other users accounts. He even ruined the Wiki(ex.springflower.wiki) which user who stolen the account made.(Sorry for the immature English Grammar엔펄 (talk) 08:27, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

엔펄 I was contacted by Hako themselves, and I gotta say that making articles about that user isn't such a good idea. All I see from these articles are threats of violence, and that's not acceptable. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:33, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Accessing other peoples accounts is a serious policy violation. Would you mind emailing me the list of accounts he has compromised via rhinosf1[at]miraheze[dot]org and I'll make sure action gets taken? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 09:39, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This all seems like a direct T&S issue, frankly. --Raidarr (talk) 10:27, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
T&S are aware of the allegations and will be reviewing technical data available to them. I've already spoken to them. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 10:45, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Having reviewed the evidence available, there is no evidence to support the allegations regarding accessing other user accounts. This, therefore, is now a community-only matter. Owen (Miraheze) (talk) 11:06, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Owen (Miraheze): Thanks for investigating it anyways. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:02, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
엔펄 What do you mean by the user "even ruined the wiki springflowerwiki, which was deleted in accordance with, principally, Content Policy. Do you have evidence to suggest the linked user is a illegitimate sockpuppet of a locked user? Dmehus (talk) 17:11, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm being stalked cross-wiki by troll, please help:

A user named DARKY! STOP BLOCKING ME WITHOUT ANSWERING! won't stop following me around, and is a sock of a banned editor -abigblueworld-, since they have this obsession with UglyDolls, keeps making constant throwaway accounts, constantly targeting me, and it's been quite annoying to deal with them on-wiki. I know I said this on Discord already, but this is becoming ridiculous to the point where I just want to bang my head against the wall because I have to constantly block the user in question. Please help me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:17, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You've already reported this on Discord and IRC, which is the best avenue to report long-term abuse and ensure it is handled quickly. Creating this noticeboard request is redundant. So closing this as Yes check.svg already done/being handled/report further problems in other venues. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:07, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Something very strange

So I was looking at recent changes on my wiki, Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki, and I noticed that a user named "<redacted - rhinosf1>" vandalized the wiki and then got blocked by DarkMatterMan4500. However, when I looked at the user contributions, even though the contributions were there, it said that the user did not exist. See here: [[mh:absurdshowsandepisodes:Special:Contributions/<redacted - rhinosf1>]]. How is this possible? Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:31, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Void globally hid the user in the CentralAuth extension. We're pretty conservative when we globally suppress users, and tend to it for extremely offensive and potentially defamatory usernames, but also can do it for other reasons, such as really long usernames that are also Username Policy violations in this case. Dmehus (talk) 17:36, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. That makes sense. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:38, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Glad this was Yes check.svg resolved. Dmehus (talk) 17:42, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I think the moderation extension is broken

Just look at the page history for this page: List of Reception Wikis. Galaxy Star gave me automoderated, but for some reason when I edited the page it automatically reverted his edits. I tried re-adding them but the edits just changed again. It also keeps on saying I am editing "my own version of the page". Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:47, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Don't worry, I removed it. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 06:55, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:10, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

503 Backend fetch failed

Every day this error happens: 503 Backend fetch failed - And I always end up losing my edits! YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 03:01, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If this happens, just refresh (but don't go back!) the page and your edit should save. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:35, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It happens sometimes to me too  Anpang📨  03:11, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger and Anpang, this sort of thing should be reported on Phabricator. To be honest, I've encountered 503 errors with increasing frequency across multiple wikis over the past week, whereas this past summer, encountered almost none. So this is something that needs a wider, more in-depth examination by SRE. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:55, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Anpang: @Dmehus: Yes. It happens every day, and it's very, very boring. I hope find a solution to this error soon. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 22:32, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please globally lock my account

Im ready to go and say goodbye, given I got bored of Miraheze. Kingjorbs (talk) 16:41, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Kingjorbs I will honour your request for a global lock, if you insist, but noting this comes shortly after a local block on a Qualitipedia wiki...are you being harassed in any way by a local Qualitipedia sysop? Dmehus (talk) 16:45, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No, but I am bored of Miraheze, so please lock me. Kingjorbs (talk) 16:50, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done per your request. So nice of you to go out in a cross-wiki vandalism blaze of glory. (Sarcasm, if it wasn't obvious.) I Yes check.svg strongly recommend you consider your immature behaviour and take a few months away from Miraheze specifically and wikis generally, should you desire to return at a later date, in order to reflect on your behaviour. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 04:38, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Another 2 wikis to be deleted

I'd like secretcraft wiki (scwiki) and ideamc wiki (ideamcwiki) to be deleted, both are pretty much empty and useless now. This will probably be my last request for a wiki to be deleted, as the only wikis I'm bureaucrat on after the deletion is spacewiki and mctwiki which I'll make both active. Sorry for making so many deletion requests! Anpang Talk 04:22, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done (#1 and #2) per your articulated rationale and your request. Dmehus (talk) 04:35, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Anpang

Talk 10:25, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete user subpages

See User:54nd60x on Taiwan Rail Transport Wiki. User 54nd60x is a doppelganger version of the original account, which I can't log in to because I added code to my global.js page here and code to the common.js page on Taiwan Rail Transport Wiki to enforce myself to take a break from Miraheze. However, I have changed my mind and want to go back to being able to edit my wiki. Can someone please delete both pages? Thank you. User 54nd60x (talk) 12:25, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@User 54nd60x: Due to involving account access and outside wikis, I have transferred this to the Stewards' noticeboard (the other one being for stuff that only affects here on Meta). A steward should be around soon. --Raidarr (talk) 12:33, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've disabled the javascript on meta. In future, global javascript should be enough. You'll have to wait for a steward to handle the second part. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 12:50, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@User 54nd60x and 54nd60x: You should be all set now. -- Void Whispers 20:46, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request

All The Tropes requests a checkuser on userIDs "BalonGreyjoy" and "Reddington", given that they are attempting to make the same edits with the same wording within a short period of time. (The edits are being held at Moderation, so the user or users might not realize that they're being held and is/are making the same edits again.) Wiki policy is that multiple accounts are strongly discouraged. --Robkelk (talk) 15:34, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also "DagonGreyjoy". --Robkelk (talk) 15:35, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Robkelk Would you mind linking me to ATT policy for the text of where it says editing with multiple accounts is discouraged? Dmehus (talk) 00:58, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus It's on our list of reasons somebody can be temp-banned or permanently banned, under the heading "Grounds for a permanent ban without warning on the first occurrence". We make a habit of mentioning this list to new users. --Robkelk (talk) 01:57, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Robkelk Indeed, the users have been editing on similar pages in and in a (somewhat) similar fashion, at least to the extent of trying to continue and build upon the previous user's edits. As such, there is evidence that the user appears to be editing with multiple user accounts within a short period of time, in contravention of both your cited local wiki policy and user accounts policy, a global policy. However, per both the letter and spirit of your local wiki policy (as well as the global policy), it's far from clear the user appears to be doing so in anything but good-faith and intent, as by your policy's own admission, where it says, "[c]reation of multiple user accounts within a short time (usually within an hour or less), especially the creation of one account from another. This is considered prima facie evidence of a spammer or vandal[,]" it's intended to be used in cases of clear spam or vandalism, neither of which I've seen. As well, even Looney Toons' own warning is absent on the specific reason to pay heed to, the creation and use of multiple user accounts. So, rather, I'd like to reach out to the user via their oldest created user account, link them to both policies and identify the issue specifically, and ask them to declare all of their user accounts they've recently used via their AllTheTropes' user page and promise to stick to editing AllTheTropes with one user account at a time. I'll additionally offer to lock any alternate accounts, if they request it and should they feel that would be helpful for them in sticking to only one user account. If they ignore the warning and continue editing with their multiple user accounts, then it becomes clearer in terms of their level of good-faith and intent, as well as their motive for using multiple accounts to edit on the wiki, and restrictions can be put in place. How does that sound? Dmehus (talk) 05:23, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Robkelk, I'll examine the users' edits, and determine if an UAP investigation is required. Dmehus (talk) 00:52, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


A week and a few days ago I requested marble race wiki and DarkMatterMan accepted, but the bot sent an error message "Exception experienced creating the wiki. Error is: Redis server error: socket error on read socket" in the request comments, then I noticed algodoo wiki which already covers marble races so I try to cancel the request, but I noticed the error on the request comments and just posted a comment about cancel there.

Now I'm just checking my farmer log and noticed this and turns out the wiki is already created it's just a bit corrupted (no default main page, no notfication to me that wiki created, i dont get bureaucrat)

Also if your darkmatterman next time pls send a comment reminding that my wiki's created, I didn't get notification and you just put "Another bug?" so I just thought its not created

Or is that marbleraces wiki created from someone else's request?

I want that wiki to be deleted as its already supposed to

Sorry for making so many deletes last time I requested to delete 2 wikis I thought those were my last wikis Anpang Talk 07:28, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Anpang: The content of this wiki would be really cool. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 00:09, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yea, but as I said it's basically the same stuff as algodoo wiki which is already created. Anpang

Talk 01:24, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Bring back old CAPTCHA so I can make a goddamn account. 21:08, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@ Please stop demanding stuff like this. It's not going to happen. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:17, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: As notes on IRC, this comment and your reverts are not helpful nor appropiate. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 21:31, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
RhinosF1 I'm sure I've explained on IRC that I was quite annoyed with stuff like this. I'll try and work on helping people the best way I can and not act like the way I acted just 10 minutes ago. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:38, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Apologies for the poor community help. If you are experiencing issues, please try another browser/device/network (I know captcha hates my mobile data). If you're still stuck, please drop stewards(at)miraheze.org an email and they'll provide you an account. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 21:30, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I wanted to be an interwiki admin to mark some pages for translation, or have someone do it for me. Now I'm bored because there are no more pages to translate! YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 05:47, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

First of all, Interwiki administrators can't mark pages for translation but translation administrators can. Stewards can do nothing about this. This isn't something that needs Stewards' attention. You can review the existing translations in Portuguese (pt-br) if you want, because you seem to know the language well. If you have any page to mark for translation or if you want to be a Translation admin, ask on the Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. --Ma͡gogre (talk) 06:38, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Magogre: I totally confused. I said "interwiki", but it was supposed to be "translation administrators"! I didn't even realize it YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 06:53, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please reopen these wikis?

Can you please reopen these wikis? https://fantastictoys.miraheze.org/wiki/Fantastic_Toys_Wiki https://upsettingtoys.miraheze.org/wiki/Upsetting_Toys_Wiki https://fantasticlegosets.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page https://garbagelegos.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page That's the things. MarioBobFan (talk) 23:25, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

None of these require Steward involvement, at least through the noticeboard. The toy wikis were manually closed by a request for comment process on the central Qualitipedia area. Admittedly I'm not sure why they were made actually private and a proper notice was not placed on them as I recommended at the time. However, per the link I outline above you may request to adopt them as a wiki normally would be or contact DarkMatterMan4500 if you want to take administrative responsibility. The first lego wiki is not closed. The second appears locked by genuine inactivity, but based on its list of staff you would be able to contact the user JrStudios, who is very active on other reception wikis and would be able to assist you with this. Alternatively you could start the adoptions process with it. Raidarr (talk) 01:22, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioBobFan, I'll take a look at this request tomorrow. From the linked local RfC, I'm seeing users having mixed feelings on closing the wikis, or to "cutting them loose" from the Qualitipedia wikis. Given there was no consensus for closing the wikis, reopening these wikis is reasonable, and given that DarkMatterMan4500 has locally expressed a view to either close them or cut them loose, that is, arguably, his de facto abdication of any role in the wiki. So, it seems to me what needs to happen is for the wikis to be reopened, and for me to invite remaining contributors to the wiki to put their names forward for the remaining community's consideration for election. Dmehus (talk) 04:46, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fantastic LEGO Sets Wiki is still open, and plus, the toy reception wikis were closed for a reason. I'm unsure why GLSW was closed, in fact, if you ask me, they actually have potential unlike the toy wikis, as their toys are probably easier to make pages on than other toys. FatBurn0000 (talk) 08:02, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
User:Dmehus and FatBurn0000;GLSW was timed out from inactivity most likely. The Toy wikis were not closed in a way that prohibits re-opening by invested users, in fact the linked Request for Comment and the summary provided above indicate that interested parties can still adopt and reopen them if they wish. They were simply closed in addition to cutting off from QP because nobody, including their current most active members who I went out of my way to contact, wanted to a) do anything with them or b) take administrative responsibility by adopting them. So they were closed until such a time someone proved they had the interest to actually give them a shot, which wasn't really proven in their lifespan previously. It's worth noting that there is only one case here of 'mixed feelings' to close the Toy wikis, and previously there was a snowball against their continued operation again by the aforementioned RfC. The oppositions largely lacked any actual contribution to the wikis they were defending and only opposed on principle they 'could be useful', not with any apparent intent of actually addressing the concerns of their operation. --Raidarr (talk) 12:32, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I could re-open them at a reasonable request, so, if I do see the next one, I will probably re-open given that I'm a bureaucrat of that wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:31, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Local Interwiki Administrator for my wikis

Hello, much of people would know me through all of the 3 wiki requests created by me, including lhmnwiki, brawlstarsviwiki, and most recently: lhmnfanonwiki. I'm here to apply for local interwiki administrator, since these reasons:

  1. I'm managing 3 wikis - as them are my wanted wiki projects that I did need to create.
  2. I'm now don't have times for Discord, since I was graduated from secondary school and now started studying on high school, which is the things that I don't have much times for making community/steward noticeboard question.
  3. I did have understanding and have enough knowlenges to indentify and creating interwiki links, but, per above reason, I didn't wants to be an Global IA, but instead for my local wikis only, to help me managing my wikis best as I could done.

That's all for my request. I hope the Stewards could give me comments and questions to reinforcing my request. Thanks for reading '_'

edit: I found that I did forgot somethings.

My languages: en-2, vi-N

IRC nickname: pisceskaze

Total of edits (Global): >1500
 Pisces (talk) 06:07, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The standard process is to hold an election in your community to get this right, but if you are the only primary contributor between them and have the practical use I'm sure you could get it approved without that. Judging by each wiki you hold bureaucrat/sysop rights and their active users lists ([1], [2], and [3]) this appears to be mainly the case. Not a Steward, one of them will review this request soon. --Raidarr (talk) 12:25, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Pisces: In addition to the above mentioned by Raidarr, for the meanwhile, if you need any Interwiki prefixes added to your wiki, feel free to ask on the Community noticeboard. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:59, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pisces As Raidarr and Agent Isai have noted, we normally prefer local elections for local interwiki administrator; however, looking at lhmnwiki, it looks like the only contributing users are you and your bot/alternate accounts, other than Đức Anh, which only made a few edits on your user talk page in July and hasn't been active since. For brawlstarsviwiki, indeed, you're the only contributor to the wiki, but the wiki is closed, so I'd rather prefer to see you reopen the wiki so I know you intend to keep operating the wiki. Finally, for lhmnwiki, that can also be done as well. Please let me know if there's still interest in these, and which ones, and I'll action this within two business days. Dmehus (talk) 05:39, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Hello, after hearing feedback from my Brawl Stars community, I did decide to not operate BS Wiki on Miraheze anymore, but on FANDOM for easy cooperating with other languages versions of my wikis. So yes, It's now safe to delete brawlstarsviwiki now. But I still did prefer to have the interwiki permission with both Original and Fanon wiki of "Lớp học Mật Ngữ". Pisces (talk) 11:05, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And also... I still did need some help with Page Forms. Pisces (talk) 11:51, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request Delete Wiki

I would like my wiki to be deleted the link is https://worldassembly.miraheze.org 17ademoladav (talk) 12:36, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

17ademoladav Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 05:42, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Language not officially supported by MediaWiki

I'd like to have a wiki created where the wiki language is Toki Pona. There's no official MediaWiki translation for this language, but there's an unofficial one I've worked on available at https://github.com/tbodt/mediawiki-tokipona/. Is this doable? Tbodt (talk) 22:05, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Tbodt:Since this is a technical thing, you should go to Phabricator and log in with your Miraheze account, then create a task to get helped with your request.
And this question should go to Community noticeboard instead. Pisces (talk) 07:11, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No ISO code means no support. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:07, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Is it possible to report this?

Is it possible to report plagiarism here? Because someone on another wiki did it to one of my pages. Trying to convince them didn't seem to work. So maybe you guys could help? Phonicfriends103 (talk) 07:57, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, here is fine. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:06, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm just asking this because someone by the name of Malachi777 started to steal content from one of my pages as well as a few pages from a FANDOM wiki. If you want the page, it's here: https://bearbones.miraheze.org/wiki/Madeline_(2021_TV_series) and the original is here: https://funvasion.miraheze.org/wiki/Madeline_(2021_TV_series)

One of the edits from July is the plagiarism.

EDIT: I got blocked because I didn't want them to plagarise anything? You know in the real world this will reult in more trouble. Phonicfriends103 (talk) 08:19, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lack of proper attribution at the very least is actionable. If they provide credit and your content was a sharing license there wouldn't be much to do, but from what's described this doesn't seem to be the case. --Raidarr (talk) 08:34, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have to concur with both Raidarr and RhinosF1 on this one. Both of the wikis share the exact same license as each other. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:26, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for letting me know. Phonicfriends103 (talk) 21:26, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My wiki has hijack now.

(I cannot use perfect English. This text is ugly. sorry.) My wiki has hijacked by user:yuki-cy now.

I gave Yuki-cy time-limited authority.(BC) But He lifted the time limit.And removed my BC.

Help Me! Key-Power (talk) 15:02, 24 October 2021 (UTC) Yes check.svg DoneI talked yuki-cy. This is end. My Bc has return.[reply]

Some wikis that need to be closed

There are some wikis I found that need to be closed as they are violations of the Content Policy:

  • Crappy GachaTubers Wiki - A reception wiki focused on negative pages on people, specifically, GachaTubers, which are a type of user. In fact, there's even pages like Lord Fun Trevor is back that have no sources whatsoever (the videos may prove the claims but still that should be clear) and therefore are essentially spreading rumours.
  • Bad Quotev Users Wiki - Pretty much the same as Crappy GachaTubers Wiki except focusing on bad Quotev users rather than GachaTubers, and also there are pages such as LucyMax and Demotion that have unsourced claims that could count as rumour-spreading, much like CGTW.
  • Horrible Political Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki - A wiki that was made because of political fandoms and hatedoms no longer being allowed on Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki. In terms for that wiki, it was closed back in September 2020 and was also deleted around June (the fact that the latest archive on web.archive.org is June 4, 2021 makes this seem possible and I also remember not being able to find it later that month so it was probably deleted in June) for violating the Content Policy as it is a negative reception wiki criticising fandoms and hatedoms, and Horrible Political Fandoms and Hatedoms Wiki does the exact same thing TFAHW did and therefore should be closed.

FatBurn0000 (talk) 20:33, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Weren't they already closed though, aside from the exceptions? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:39, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you mean? None of these wikis are closed. If you thought that Crappy GachaTubers Wiki was closed, it was because I accidentally linked the wrong subdomain. FatBurn0000 (talk) 22:08, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
These are clearly wikis that have fallen below 'mainstream' attention, hence why they were missed and not closed with the closure of like wikis. Given they all focus on making pages to criticize individuals (and fandom respectively) they're at the very least problematic on principle. --Raidarr (talk) 07:59, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I will request to adopt this wiki.

Recently, The New Reception Wiki was shut down due to the founder not wanting to work on it anymore. It was closed without any consensus and not even with any decision for a new leader. Therefore I would like to adopt it and possibly be able to merge it with my own wiki to give it more users if the community allows it, or to give The New Reception Wiki new leadership. I want to allow the users who were still using the wiki and chance to continue what they were doing. More info here TigerBlazer (talk) 19:57, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Support by noting that TNRW had a little community of its own with a stake in its future. While the wiki always struggled to serve a clear purpose, it not only had users who contributed, it had at least one user who was seeking title and put in a reasonable request for adminship which may be found among recent blogs. The request, and the will of the various other bureaucrats was overridden in favor of the founder deciding since he didn't want to manage it anymore, nobody else could use it with zero input and after demoting almost every user. The exception appears to be an inert alt of an existing admin.
Given the scattered powers and various activity levels of the previous administration (several bureaucrats and no real policies, some totally inert staff), I would suggest this be conditionally reopened to allow for local elections that entirely replace the 'current' leadership, letting the interested prospective administrator be voted on for his request and for TigerBlazer to make his own request. Should that/either prove successful, the idea of a merge can be put forward to the remaining interested community. --Raidarr (talk) 20:41, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I probably would've taken care of the wiki like I was before, although Maddox121 could've and should've kept it open, meaning it could be taken care of by new bureaucracy, aside from the veteran bureaucrats and sysops there. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:06, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
While this is a good-faith request, I'm going to mark this request as X mark.svg not done, for several reasons. For one thing, while this wiki has many attached users of the wiki, it has relatively few contributors, and less than a handful of significant contributors. Given that two of the wiki's three significant contributors have either explicitly or implicitly decided to close the wiki, I don't see a compelling reason to upend their wishes, at least not without gaining their assent or lack of objection for Stewards to do so. Secondarily, in terms of adoption and predating my start date as a Steward, there has been a convention among stewards that manually closed wikis are not eligible for adoption, ostensibly for a variety of reasons. For one thing, they could be inherently personal wikis, discussions to close wikis may have occurred off-wiki as sometimes or even often occurs in cases of wikis with small communities, or they may serve a very narrow niche and not be otherwise appropriate for administration by others without the consent of those that did all the "heavy lifting," so to speak, in terms of building the wiki. Finally, in looking at the pages on the wiki, the wiki does not appear to have, well, any defined purpose and scope, let alone well defined scope to it. As well, in other parts, there appears to be a significant degree of overlap with existing so-called Reception wikis. The recent reopening of manually closed greatcharacterswiki and loathsomecharacterswiki was a very different example, as those were very widely used wikis, with clearly defined purposes and scopes to them, which had many, many content pages developed by many, many users over the users, and it was very clear in those cases that local bureaucrats had made a procedural error in not providing some sort of notification to wiki users and how to register objections to their proposed closure. This is not the case here at all. That being said, if there are particular pages on this wiki of interest to you, and provided they do not violate Content Policy or Code of Conduct in any way, I'd be happy to export them into an XML dump, which you could import onto a newly requested wiki, taking care, of course, to define a sufficiently clear purpose and scope for your requested wiki and comply with Content Policy. Dmehus (talk) 04:17, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for Xenharmonic

Sockpuppet of PiotrGrochowski AlPaD (talk) 13:14, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please provide evidence that said user is a sock? TigerBlazer (talk) 13:57, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello! see and see AlPaD (talk) 15:26, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AlPaD This is currently under review by the Trust and Safety team, of which I'm a member. The user in question has not been particularly active of late, but I do agree with your initial assessment of suspicious behavioural similarities. In any event, while it's under review by the Trust and Safety team, there's nothing for Stewards to do here. Dmehus (talk) 03:50, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]