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:Smart decision. Even because I didn't know that WikiJS and Bukkit were the same person. And maybe this will prove that Bukkit was more active [[User:YellowFrogger|<b style="color: #1965e0;">YellowFrogger</b>]] <b style="color: #069404;">([[User Talk:YellowFrogger|<b style="color: #069404;">✉ <small>Talk</small></b>]] [[Special:Contributions/YellowFrogger|<b style="color: #069404;">✐ <small>Edits</small></b>]])</b> 23:29, 8 December 2021 (UTC)
:Smart decision. Even because I didn't know that WikiJS and Bukkit were the same person. And maybe this will prove that Bukkit was more active [[User:YellowFrogger|<b style="color: #1965e0;">YellowFrogger</b>]] <b style="color: #069404;">([[User Talk:YellowFrogger|<b style="color: #069404;">✉ <small>Talk</small></b>]] [[Special:Contributions/YellowFrogger|<b style="color: #069404;">✐ <small>Edits</small></b>]])</b> 23:29, 8 December 2021 (UTC)
:{{Done|Yes}}, this is me. -- Cheers, [[User:Bukkit|Bukkit]] <sup> ( [[User talk:Bukkit|Talk]] • [[Special:CentralAuth/Bukkit|All Contribs]] ) </sup> 22:01, 10 December 2021 (UTC)
== Could I please adopt these wikis? ==
== Could I please adopt these wikis? ==

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My request to the bureaucrat at Destruipedia

More than a week ago I created an election to become a bureaucrat at Destruipedia, so far there hasn't been a vote (neither for nor against) as you can see in this link: However a Perola Maniaco user from Unmeta as you can see on the adoption request page of this wiki supports my promotion to bureaucrat as you can see by clicking the link below: .org and until I post this message here on Stewards there has been no opposition to my promotion of this wiki to bureaucrat. I also intend to reform Destroipedia, as I said in the request thread this wiki will have humor articles different from those of Uncyclopedia and other humor wikis targeting more unusual funny subjects like funny names of citizens, establishments, localities, etc. . Hilarious news, cases and incidents and also about hacks, bizarre, among others but this is clear only if I'm approved as a bureaucrat of Destruipedia. I hope that it works out and that I can be promoted in this role so as not to leave this wiki abandoned and to be able to invest my projects in Destruipedia. Yours sincerely.InternoPédia (talk) 04:19, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

InternoPédia Thank you for your request for Stewards to assess your local election request. To advertise your local request more prominently, I've added a local sitenotice to the wiki, linking to your local election request. I will aim to revisit this local election assessment request in several days. Thank you Dmehus (talk) 07:32, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, I thought it was just a question of creating an election on the wiki and waiting 7 days, I didn't know I had to send a message here and then you can put a slash on my request and the result of it; I've been waiting for almost 15 days to become a new bureaucrat at Destruipedia.
In these 7 more days that have passed, there has also been no opposition so much as no vote in favor (since the wiki has been completely abandoned) although a user with the nickname Perola Maniaco approves of my promotion to bureaucrat so far, you can check the link: Now it's in your hands to become a bureaucrat I'm waiting. InternoPédia (talk) 02:22, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@InternoPédia: For future reference, I would suggest you use the {{ping}} template to get the attention of any user you're replying to as they may not backscroll to see if there's been a reply to an old thread or may forget too. In any case, I myself have pinged Dmehus here so hopefully he will assess the consensus of that local election soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:57, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
InternoPédia, I will have Yes check.svg marked your local election assessment request for tomorrow evening in my mental calendar, and aim to handle it then. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:07, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I'll take a look at your local election request tomorrow, with a view to completing it at that time. Dmehus (talk) 05:56, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, I will be waiting for the conclusion result. InternoPédia (talk) 17:54, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I would like to know if you have already started analyzing my request for a local election as you promised, as I am beginning to think that no one is wanting to approve me as a bureaucrat at Destruipedia, as I have not received any response so far and for this reason I came to charge and also ask if it's okay to promote me as a new bureaucrat at Destruipedia, what's going on? Is there something going on that I'm not aware of? If I wasn't approved, just say ok? Because I'm depending a lot on Destruipedia to create my articles. without also saying that it looks like I'm the only one going to be like Not Done in the red. Graciously InternoPédia (talk) 23:21, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yep, I'll assess your local request tomorrow. Dmehus (talk) 08:21, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser Request

Recently, a user named BraceletyFan77 was blocked by me on the Fresh Websites Wiki for comparing Wikipedia similarly to the Nazis, as well as making ranty and unhelpful edits. Some time after the user's block, a new account called LionCooler was created to tell me something related to the block on my talk page. My talk page was the only edits said user made, and there has been evidence to support that this is indeed a sockpuppetry case, such as a username that seems to mock my own and that the account seems to be made just to defend BraceletyFan. However, on their talk page, BraceletyFan77 claims that they are not the same person and told me to do a CheckUser request, stating that their IP addresses are different. While this does bring me suspicions said user is using a different computer or device to edit, I would still like a CheckUser request to see if these two accounts are indeed not the same IP address. TigerBlazer (talk) 16:07, 18 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

TigerBlazer Could you please link to where on freshwebsiteswiki LionCooler edited in a similar fashion to BraceletyFan77, or otherwise provided some sort of behavioural or circumstantial connection that the pair of users are likely to be related to each other? Thank you. (For clarity, I have seen the user talk page comments, and am not seeing anything that comes close enough to being a confession. Even if there were such evidence, this would, in my view, be a good-faith local appeal of the local block of their main account, if they made no edits with the alternative account outside of the appeal on their or your user talk page and did so because the user talk page on the main account had been revoked [and not revoked with good cause, such as repetitive, frivolous, and/or vexatious appeals]. This is precisely why we recommend not revoking user talk page access with all local blocks. :)) Dmehus (talk) 20:09, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I could provide some context here: LionCooler suddenly came to TigerBlazer's user talk page just to say something about Godwin's Law, and I basically asked LionCooler how they knew TigerBlazer, which raises this question: If he didn't know TigerBlazer, then why would he suddenly write on his talk page regarding that topic, which BraceletyFan77 compared Wikipedia to that of nazis? BraceletyFan77 was blocked shortly after that, and that's when LionCooler appeared. Does that help clarify things here? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:26, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh yeah, can't forget that BraceletyFan77 even asked for a Steward to do a CheckUser on him from his talk page. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:28, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Thank for your reply. I have seen the edits you referenced. While I agree they're a tad suspicious, it's also possible the user is either (a) a returning Miraheze user under a different username or (b) a legitimate alternate account of another user, though likely someone who's been on Miraheze before. Nevertheless, as I said, even if they are related, which is possible, as their only edits were to TigerBlazer's user talk page, this would amount to a good-faith (albeit very badly formed and likely incomplete) appeal of their local block. Ideally, they should have used their main account, if they're indeed the same user, since the main account's user talk page has not been revoked, but they may not have known that. As such, I see no need for further action globally at this point. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:35, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Okay, thanks for responding. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:43, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Yes check.svg No problem. Happy to provide clarification. Dmehus (talk) 20:44, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global block request

Mago Mágico (talk • contribs • page moves • block log • CA • rights log • global rights log • abuselog • farmer log • block) Vandalized on this wiki here putting pejorative images. If it's not possible to block globally by the rules, block it locally. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 17:51, 18 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I would like to note that this user has been globally locked by Trust and Safety so no further action is required. See log action #672480 for confirmation. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:25, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Agent Isai I took the precaution of emailing Trust & Safety on the day that it occurred. YellowFrogger This has since been Yes check.svg resolved. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:22, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: and @DarkMatterMan4500: Everything was resolved and A cup of coffee for you! YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 01:57, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

wiki deletion

Can you delete this wiki for me please

The owner has gone silent, and there is lack of interest from the community this wiki was supposed to be for APRKSMS (talk) 02:00, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If you aren't the owner, you can't delete it, but you can request it to be adopted if you want. Anpang Talk 06:15, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@APRKSMS: Do note that wiki's do not have owners, the highest on-wiki right you can get is bureaucrat. Per your CentralAuth, you appear to be a local bureaucrat. As such, if there is community consensus, then the wiki may be closed. A Steward will reply shortly to this and process your request, please standby, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:21, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
APRKSMS, thank you for your request to delete your wiki. Indeed, as one of only two contributors to this wiki, contributing more than 92% of all edits and 99% of all logged actions on this wiki, as well as the fact that the other contributor has been inactive for nearly a year, this has now been Yes check.svg done, per your request. Should the other user return to Miraheze, as this is a public wiki, they'll be a publicly available XML dump on the Internet Archive. Dmehus (talk) 20:03, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global Lock for ロープ

Sockpuppet of Key-Power and alternative account of ロープTA AlPaD (talk) 14:48, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@AlPaD: Could you provide some evidence so that a Steward can verify your claim? Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:04, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, in Stewards' noticeboard#Global lock for Key-Power AlPaD (talk) 16:19, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AlPaD This is a stale sockpuppet scenario, but that being said, in this case, the behavioural evidence together with the on-wiki log evidence make this quite clear, so this has been
Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 19:52, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Issue creating wiki

While creating Drapedia Wiki per wiki request 21548, a Redis issue occured and Lastro@drapediawiki, the requester, was not properly promoted to bureaucrat and sysop. As such, I am requesting a Steward manually promote them, thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:38, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Agent Isai, Yes check.svg Done, with a big Face-smile.svg Thank you for the link to the wiki request and the userrights interwiki link, which made for very efficient, streamlined processing of this request. Dmehus (talk) 19:38, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Add me as a bureau of wikiweewiki

Netherite, a cool bureaucrat, has been inactive, and my iPad (which hosts my 2FA info for main account) is unavailable for the time being. -- Cheers, Bongo Cat ( TalkContribs ) 21:09, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bongo Cat, thank for your request. As you've previously confirmed Bongo Cat as the legitimate alternate account of your main account and per your articulated rationale in this request and further elucidated to Stewards on IRC privately, this has been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 21:14, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Change wiki's bureaucrat for

nfcwiki has been recently reopened per Adoption request and then I held a week-long election which proposes Lesogorec to be wiki's bureaucrat and also proposes that previous bureucrat, Birevan, would lose his rights (his last edits clearly say that he left wiki and had no will to continue it). The results were 2 votes (Me and Lesogorec) in favor of both propositions. That's why I'm requesting you to make Lesogorec new wiki's bureaucrat and revoke these rights from previous one. WerySkok (talk) 18:21, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WerySkok, Thank you for your request. Please see my local comments in the close and consensus determination. This now been Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2) Dmehus (talk) 01:17, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Two vandalism accounts

So I was checking up on my wiki, Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki, and I came across two users named TBC280 and TBC230 who had been uploading random files to the wiki. I mass deleted the files and blocked both users. Judging how by both of their usernames are almost identical I am assuming they are the same person. These seem to be vandalism-only accounts as the random files they have been uploading are unrelated to the topic of the wikis. They mostly seem to have vandalized my wiki, and they have made very few edits on other wikis, which seem to be the same. One of them also made an edit here on Meta which was reverted. Can you lock these accounts. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:58, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I was actually watching from this wikifarm's server, particularly on both the #miraheze-cvt-feed connect and #wiki-feed channels, and I'm not sure what Dmehus will say in response to this however. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:05, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990, thank you for your report of substantially similar random image upload vandalism to your absurdshowsandepisodeswiki. Behaviourally and in terms of username similarity, they look very much like clear illegitimate sockpuppet accounts, but in other terms, this is inconclusive. So the question becomes: are they vandalism only accounts? More or less, yes, but it's one wiki and the vandalism could conceivably be good-faith in the sense that they may not understand your wiki's scope. I would instead suggest providing each user a firm warning on each of their user talk and pages, guiding them to your wiki's scope and established local editing norms, conventions, and policies, as well as too user accounts policy, a global policy, and advise us here (or via a new thread, if this one is later archived) by the bot if you see similar accounts popping up and engaging in a similar fashion. This may provide for more conclusivity here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:34, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: The images were completely unrelated to the subject of the wiki, and it seems more like deliberate vandalism rather than misunderstanding the purpose of the wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:50, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Change subdomain

I'm not sure if this should be put on phabricator so I put it here

I'd like to change the subdomain (and server name of course) of minecraft technical wiki from mctwiki to mcnbwiki, I'm rebranding the wiki to a wiki about minecraft noteblocks and music. The original minecraft wiki already has quite a bit of technical content. Anpang Talk 04:37, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anpang This is done on Phabricator, as it involves changing your wiki's database name, so SRE will need to be engaged. I will request this for you, linking to this request. Note, though, that your former subdomain will not redirect to your new subdomain. Dmehus (talk) 04:40, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh ok. Thanks! Anpang Talk 04:42, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem! Yes check.svg Moved to Phabricator. Dmehus (talk) 04:45, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I've lost my admin permissions

Hi, I lost admin permissions in my own wiki after deleting the category "burocrats"... so now I can't do anything in my wiki :/ Please help me, I don't know what to do, thanks in advance! This is my wiki: Adri Ikharai (talk) 20:18, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Recreated John (talk) 20:24, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah... thanks, but I need to be re-added in that category. Now I can't do anything just as before. Adri Ikharai (talk) 20:32, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Resolved in the thread below. Dmehus (talk) 02:54, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lacking of admin permissions...

I lost my admin permissions after deleting "bureaucrats" category. An helper replied to me "recreated", so he probably recreated the category, but he didn't put me into that category. Now I'm only in "user" category and I can't do anything on my own wiki. Help me please! I need to be re-added into the admin category :/ My wiki: Adri Ikharai (talk) 21:06, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Adri Ikharai This looks to have been Yes check.svg done by John already. Everything looks to be in order here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:52, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, seems he did after my reply! :D Adri Ikharai (talk) 07:33, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, fair enough. :) Dmehus (talk) 05:04, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nintendo Wiki (1 week has passed)

Hi, so 1 week has passed since I filed a request for bureaucrat rights on this wiki. There hasn't been any opposition & the site's original founder has not replied to my question (they only ever edited the front page). Can this be considered a successful run for bureaucrat rights? RMV2003 (talk) 18:42, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

RMV2003. please do see my local closing comments and consensus determination. Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 05:57, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! :) RMV2003 (talk) 15:35, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pages on Polandball Wiki corrupted and can't be fixed

When i try to edit Polandball Wiki on some pages it gets corrupted and when i try to decorrupt them i get a message saying that adding gender to pronouns is banned

Agent Isai says that he is trying to decorrupt them from this issue but so far no issues are fixed and some pages corrupted are Polandball, Vietnamball, Japanball, and Floridaball  Tanawat2002 (talk) 19:18, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Tanawat2002: Note that we at SRE are fully aware and have taken steps to correct the issue. A simple fix for it is to restore an earlier revision which should fix it. I plan to post a guide later and/or using a bot to restore earlier revisions of affected pages. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:42, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please lock my account

Please globally lock this account and my old account, Arctic01. I know that I haven't done much on my newer account because I originally had plans to make contributions but I eventually changed my mind and had other plans. In addition, I moved accounts as if you were to examine my old account, it shows that I have done at least a decent amount of contributions to some wikis on Miraheze. Not to mention, it's been a long time since I've last used Miraheze and I don't have any interest on using it any longer. Thank you! AbsoluteZeroWind (talk) 15:56, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. I logged in using my old account just to confirm that I'm not impersonating anybody, and that the message above was the message sent by me. Arctic01 (talk) 16:00, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AbsoluteZeroWind, formerly known as Arctic01 (nee Voltuse), thank you for proactively providing the account confirmation link. This has been Yes check.svg done now, per your request. Dmehus (talk) 05:14, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AbsoluteZeroWind, your new main account has also now been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 05:19, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

3 accounts abusing multiple accounts and vandalizing on my wiki

Hello, so recently, 3 accounts were created on the same day at the same time on a wiki of mine, called Good Quotev Users Wiki. Here are the vandals listed below:

  • Android17
  • Deltarune
  • And I think SillyFunkyAwesome might be the same person as well, as he just came to my wiki, just to put stuff like, "I am farting and pooping" in his sandbox, and then put "I am in the toilet" as his edit summary, and all 3 accounts basically talked about that stuff.

The Deltarune account also vandalized on one of my pages (look at the revisions on the Siixer page). Can you globally lock them for abusing multiple accounts and vandalizing if you can? If not, I'm cool with that. Thanks! -- Perry The Chiweenie (talk) 18:32, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Perry The Chiweenie Thank you for your report, and for not revoking the talk page access for the users whom you suspect of being the main account. I've Yes check.svg reviewed your provided report, though it is lacking in specific diffs. That being said, there were not many to look through, so I've looked through them. I agree that Android17 made one edit on the wiki that suggests the user may be related to Deltarune, but it's one edit and may have been because they weren't aware of user accounts policy or how to appeal their local block. In terms of whether Deltarune is a vandalism only account, X mark.svg definitely not. Though this edit is vandalism, it's only one edit on one wiki. I would personally suggest you avoid being too quick to block new users, and instead guide them, via their user talk page and point them to your wiki's community-established local policies. You could, absolutely, accompany, that warning with a short block, if you wish, but in this way, you (a) assume good faith and (b) have a diff to later provide to Stewards, should the user continue to violate the wiki's policies or engage in vandalism/unconstructive editing. From the looks of it, the user just needs a mentor and to use edit summaries explaining their edits. As for SillyFunkyAwesome, those edits don't look related to the other two users at all, but I appreciate you've not revoked their user talk page access. I would instead suggest you guide them, like Deltarune. So marking this as a good-faith report X mark.svg not done. Dmehus (talk) 05:01, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thanks! — Perry The Chiweenie (talk) 18:15, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Adding two ManageWiki options for Recent Changes

Hello, I have recently adopted Nintendo Wiki, and have been making various design changes, including from Special:ManageWiki. One of the things I noticed is that it doesn't allow the wiki to enable the "Use non-JavaScript interface" by default or disable "Group changes by page in recent changes and watchlist" by default. Can this be added as an option? I intend the design for Nintendo Wiki to be a throwback to classic Nintendo fansites as well as wikis, and the former would help with that. The latter is just so that the recent changes displays in chronological order.

In localsettings, the following would be added:

  • $wgDefaultUserOptions['rcenhancedfilters-disable'] = 1;
  • $wgDefaultUserOptions['usenewrc'] = 0; RMV2003 (talk) 21:06, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
RMV2003 Though this setting is unrestricted and does not require the managewiki-restricted user right, I have Yes check.svg done this for you per your request here at stewards' noticeboard because it is in a less than obvious place and because I want to see whether this has worked. For future reference, it is in Special:ManageWiki/settings, then the "Preferences" tab, then the $wgHiddenPrefs variable, which provides a drop-down to select various hidden preferences values (not sure what the technical term is for them). The way Universal Omega has set them up, you simply add, or remove, the preference, so I can only assume that the outcome for each preference is binary—that is to say, enabling or disabling a preference sets the value to either 0 or 1. Hopefully this worked, though. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:15, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: It does not appear to have worked but has rather removed both as an option in Special:Preferences and has forced the default setting back on me (with no way of changing it back unless I remove what was added to Wghiddenprefs). RMV2003 (talk) 03:24, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
RMV2003 Okay, I suspect this is still what you will want, as this removes the ability for users to change this setting in their local preferences. So I'd recommend keeping it. That being said, I suspect what we also need to do is to set those settings for $wgDefaultUserOptions in LocalSettings.php. Are you familiar with GitHub? If so, you can submit a pull request for your wiki using GitHub. Your wiki database name is nintendowiki. The repository you want is this one. If not, let me know, and I will attempt the pull request for you. Dmehus (talk) 03:28, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Well the thing is that I wanted the older recent changes as a default. When those two tags were added it removed the option, as expected. However, what went wrong is that it forced me to use the newer recent changes design that's been around since like MediaWiki 1.34 or so, but I wanted it to set the older recent changes as the default option. Also I have heard of GitHub, but do not know how to use it. RMV2003 (talk) 03:34, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
RMV2003, okay, I'll take a look at doing a pull request for you to effect this tomorrow, if someone else hasn't already handled it by then. Dmehus (talk) 05:03, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: thank you, i appreciate it RMV2003 (talk) 06:05, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Manually promote user

Recently, I created distrowikiwiki per wiki request #21634. However, it seems that GT610@distrowikiwiki, the requester, was not automatically promoted to bureaucrat and sysop. As such, I am requesting a Steward manually promote them, thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:55, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Agent Isai, Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 16:12, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Stewards, we held an election on LGBallT wiki for new bureaucrats because there are no active admins. We left it open for 7 days and its been 7 days and the election is over. Here's a link to the election. [1] Ballmedia (talk) 03:59, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Agent Isai Is this a current independent poland ball wiki and, upon completion of this request, is it your attention to have a local discussion about the wiki joining the Ballmedia Central group of wikis by way of signing onto the Ballmedia charter? Alternatively, has such a local discussion (whether on-wiki, public Discord server, or similar public venue) already occurred? Dmehus (talk) 16:20, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: This wiki will not be joining Ballmedia. Instead, it will simply be handed under the care of it and then once rebuilt, users from the previous wiki will have their rights restored and should they desire to join the network, then they can but otherwise, no, this wiki will not join Ballmedia. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:28, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. By "rights restored," what do you mean? Do you from the previous Fandom wiki, or were rights removed on Miraheze? I assume the existing bureaucrat/sysop would remain until they either (a) resign or (b) there is a substantive community discussion on the matter? Dmehus (talk) 03:30, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Yes, the rights of all the previous administrators on the Fandom wiki would be restored upon their request. As for the existing bureaucrat and sysop, they would be kept unless they resign or a local discussion occurs. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:32, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I'll take a look at this election request tomorrow evening. Dmehus (talk) 05:55, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I adopted Chemistry Wiki here, I did some edits to the wiki, can I get bureaucrat or administrator there now? Do I need to hold a local election? Anpang Talk Stuff 11:38, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How do I add colors to a wiki?

I want to make the background color of my wiki, Appalling TikToks Wiki, black, but I don't know how. SleepParalysisDemon (talk) 16:49, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please ask on Discord or here. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 16:51, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My protection system suck

I can't edit or delete the page WLHMN:Từ_điển in lhmnwiki, must be from the last task from Phabricator I have replied. Could you help me delete that page?
Pisces (talk) 05:36, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pisces, it looks like you need to assign the editextendedconfirmedprotected user right to your extended confirmed and administrator user groups, but I don't see where you've created an extended confirmed user group? Would you like me to recreate your extendedconfirmed user group that it looks like you may have inadvertently deleted for you? This would solve the issue. Dmehus (talk) 05:41, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
sure, why not. Pisces (talk) 07:39, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pisces I've done the pull request, and it's been merged. I've re-added the editextendedconfirmedprotected user right to your extendedconfirmed and sysop user groups, but I still can't edit that page. It's not immediately obvious to me why it's not working; it shouldn't need to be a implicit user group, so I doubt that's it. It could be related to ProtectSite, if that's enabled, but on the other hand, you have sysop permissions, so I doubt it. I'm a bit tired so I'm going to have Reception123 look into this when he's up. If he hasn't looked it into it in awhile, please {{ping}} me. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:54, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you delete The Wow House Wiki

A while ago, I requested the deletion of my wiki, The Fowl House Wiki, due to a lack of contributors. I would also like The Wow House Wiki to be closed, since like The Fowl House Wiki, there have been no active contributions. I requested the deletion of the FANDOM version of the wiki a while ago, and the request was accepted. I then privated and closed the wiki, and requested its deletion in the same place I requested the deletion for The Fowl House Wiki. However, this has not been done, and The Wow House Wiki continues to just sit collecting dust. So I would like you to delete it.

Here is the link to the Main Page of the wiki: The Wow House WikiBlubabluba9990 (talk) 16:52, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blubabluba9990, as you're the only unlocked contributor to this wiki and per your rationale, this has been Yes check.svg done per your request. Dmehus (talk) 17:12, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


We need to talk about Tycio. Today, he blanked my talk page on Drawn Feet Wiki and turned it into a redirect to their page for Joe Biden, for no apparent reason other than retaliation for me tagging some of his images and pages for deletion on grounds of flame bait and cropped child pornography.

As far as bringing up my concerns, Tycio has refused to engage in any form of discussion about them - ThisWas (talk) 17:34, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@ThisWas: As mentioned on Discord, you are exhorted to send Trust and Safety an email should you suspect child pornography has been posted on a wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:43, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
"for no apparent reason other than retaliation for me tagging some of his images and pages for deletion" is incorrect.
ThisWas did not merely tag Joe Biden's page for deletion (even though there was no basis in policy for doing so)
He removed all pre-existing content from the page while adding that template.
He did the same thing here.
TW has a history blanking messages left on other user's talk pages that were not his own a year ago, and was blocked for spamming deletion tags on images. ty 10:34, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ThisWas I would strongly caution against you making unsourced, spurious, and vexatious reports. If you have legitimate concerns of this nature, you should report them to the Trust and Safety team as Agent Isai. Looking at both your global contributions and contributions to that wiki, I'm seeing substantially all of your contributions being unconstructive and blatant vandalism, for which your local block Yes check.svg looks appropriate to me. I would also strongly advise you to consider adopting a more constructive approach here. As well, this seems an appropriate time to remind you of user accounts policy, and to not using multiple accounts in order to evade your local block. If local administration has revoked your user talk page access and you wish to appeal, you can contact them once, but not repeatedly, in a short span of time, via their Meta user talk page. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 10:43, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, but that does not excuse Tycio turning my talk page into a redirect for another page. Furthermore, he also added the image I had gripes about to the front page of the wiki so that it would be the first thing I saw. How is that not considered harassment? ThisWas (talk) 18:01, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Special:Diff/526963 was due to me being reminded of what a fabulous image it is and realizing that the homepage hadn't gotten any new images in a while. The glorious angle of President Biden's foot simultaneously shoves both it's underside (the sole) as well as his toes and the foot-tops. It is the perfect angle, the ultimate manifestation of our dream. The purpose of featuring it (just like why I uploaded it in the first place) was to entertain the fanbase in general and exhibit the wiki's focus. ty 08:24, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Trust me when I say that had I not done any of the things that lead to my block, that image wouldn't be on the homepage in the first place. I stand by my assertion that it's only there because of my trigger-happy nature with applying deletion tags to content that I felt was in poor taste or did not meet my definition of what qualifies as a depiction of a foot, and that what Tycio did appears to be retaliatory in nature and a calculated move to agitate me. If that was his intent, then I say it worked. ThisWas (talk) 21:36, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blazikeye535 keeps on blocking me.

Blazikeye535 keeps on blocking me. He blocked me from TTSW, BTSW, GMW, RWW, CGW, Awesome Games Wiki, Fresh Websites Wiki, Atrocious Gameplay Wiki, Worst Music & Songs Wiki, Awful Movies Wiki, Greatest Characters Wiki, and Loathsome Characters Wiki for poor edits, and now he blocked me from almost all of the wikis I contributed on. I have had enough, so I am putting it on here. Something needs to be done about it. That's the thing. MarioBobFan (talk) 05:07, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MarioBobFan If the user in question is blocking you locally on wikis you've not contributed to, that may be of concern, but what methods of local resolution have you tried? I would suggest, firstly, appealing your local block(s) locally, or if local user talk page access has been unfairly preemptively revoked, to asking the user on their Meta user talk page. There is also this local central wiki that would seem to be appropriate for this purpose. If all of your user talk pages have been revoked, then I'd perhaps suggest reaching out to DarkMatterMan4500 via his Meta user talk page and asking him to procedurally restore your local user talk page access on one or more wikis for a local appeal. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 10:52, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
He has been blocked on the QP central wiki as well from my brief check. --Raidarr (talk) 10:56, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I could gladly do that. I've been leaving talk pages open for appeals, or leaving them blocked for a fair amount of time (a week or so, to suffice it). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:09, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500, Thank you for the first point. For the second point, I would personally strongly recommend leaving user talk pages open indefinitely, unless the user engages in vandalism of their own user talk page, removes prior content, or similar other unconstructive practices. For one thing, why would someone be limited to "a week or so" to appeal? We cannot gauge when that appeal may come, as we have to consider that users have lives outside of Miraheze. :) Dmehus (talk) 11:28, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Oh yeah, I should've been more clear. I was referring to his blocks, not his appeals. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:32, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, I see that you're up bright and early, even if it's almost 4:00am in your area right now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:34, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I didn't get a chance last evening. I'll likely be in bed early, tonight, though. Thanks for clarifying you were referring to the time limit on the blocks, not appeals. :) Dmehus (talk) 11:38, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would say I agree with Dmehus here for the second point, unless a user is a vandal or troll. Appeals take time to happen, usually because of a user's personal reasons for not writing right away. However, I will point out that the user we are talking about here has had a very long history of being problematic, as most of his edits were very problematic and he would get very intense when it came to a topic that involved a TV series called The Loud House, and for some spam. However, I would still say that an appeal is appropriate, just in case of any remorse or anything like that. TigerBlazer (talk) 12:23, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I do want to get unblocked from all of those. I think email should not be disabled. MarioBobFan (talk) 16:49, 30 November 2021 (UTC) Maybe one of you can talk to him about it. MarioBobFan (talk) 00:54, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I just want to say something here. Can everyone stop referring to TSAEW as TTSW and BSAEW as BTSW? It was renamed months ago, and plus, even if it was still Terrible/Best TV Shows Wiki, it would be TTVSW and BTVSW, not TTSW and BTSW. And also it's not Greatest Characters Wiki, and it's no longer Great Characters Wiki; it's Incredible Characters Wiki now. FatBurn0000 (talk) 08:03, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd agree with this. Ordinarily, I'm not fussed by acronyms, but per the above and because this is somewhat of an alphabet soup of abbreviations, it becomes difficult to know which wiki is which here. Dmehus (talk) 08:16, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki deletion

Hello, could my wiki here be deleted? It's private and has been sitting inactive for a few months since it was vandalized, and I'd just like it to be deleted. -- Waffledogefern (talk) 00:03, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Perfect. Now wait for a steward/admin to evaluate your request, and soon they will delete the wiki if accepted. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 00:20, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Waffledogefern, as one of only two users on this wiki, the only one of which has been recently active, who has contributed more than 80% of all contributions to this largely empty wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done per your request. Dmehus (talk) 07:55, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! -- Waffledogefern (talk) 13:00, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Accidentally removed self from bureaucrat role

Hi. I am the sole member of a new wiki i requested last night. I was messing with roles trying to understand everything and removed myself from the bureaucrat thinking administrator role would still allow me to access to editing the wiki settings. Could i please have some assistance to add this role back to myself or add edit wiki settings to administrator. Wiki is voidsol. Hamishpo (talk) 10:22, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi there, a Steward will reset the permissions on your wili and repromote you to bureaucrat and sysop shortly. In the meanwhile, I do recommend you read User groups for an idea of what each group does. Agent Isai Talk to me! 12:28, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Partially done. Dmehus (talk) 14:43, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hamishpo, I've now Yes check.svg recreated the bureaucrat group for you per this request, by resetting the permissions to the default. Additionally, this includes disallowing bureaucrats to remove the role from themselves/other bureaucrats. While other possibilities exist technically, this is strongly discouraged/not recommended, for a couple reasons. Firstly, it is a safeguard to prevent a bureaucrat from inadvertently removing the group from themselves in circumstances exactly like this one. Secondly, by only allowing Stewards to remove the group, it ensures the local wiki's policies and local community consensus is followed. Indeed, even our most active wikis, including All The Tropes Wiki and Meta Wiki follow this process, and have, on rare occasions, made requests via this noticeboard to remove a local bureaucrat bit from a user. Dmehus (talk) 07:27, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thankyou so much for the help and yes i will stick to your advise! Hamishpo (talk) 22:40, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Recover a deleted wiki?

Hello, I missed the notification of my wiki being dormant and when I went to it, it was deleted. Can I check to see if it is recoverable? ... secondarily, is their a level of support where I won't need to worry about dormancy in my wiki? Best, Mark Dilley markwdilley(at)  User:MarkDilley 02:30, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If you ask for an exemption and get it (usually granted for wikis with low editing and a fair bit of static content), the question of Dormancy is deferred until otherwise noted (activity picks up, content falls into disuse, nobody at all takes a look forever, and so forth). --Raidarr (talk) 09:24, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
In addition to the above, I would also note that Dormancy Policy exemptions are not permanent. Though they've typically be granted indefinitely, they may be removed where the wiki no longer requires an exemption, either in terms of local activity on the wiki, content, or other reasons. Dmehus (talk) 07:48, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarkDilley, I have now Yes check.svg undeleted your wiki per this request. Please ensure you make either (a) a logged action or (b) an edit locally on the wiki before the next automated daily run of the wiki closure/deletion script (about five hours from now) otherwise your wiki will be reclosed due to the script not seeing any local log actions/edits in RC on your wiki. Should you miss this, you can just reopen your wiki again in Special:ManageWiki, which would then count as a locally qualifying RC. Dmehus (talk) 07:44, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Dmehus & Raidarr. I would like to a) request an exemption for this wiki and b) do wonder if their is a level of support that comes with a number of exemptions for wiki. Best, MarkDilley 16:54, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Update on the two vandalism accounts

A few weeks ago, I told you about two accounts named TBC280 and TBC230 who appear to be vandalism-only accounts. I did some further investigation and noticed that TBC230 made a few wiki requests about wikis that he described as being for random images. TBC230 requested a wiki called "Tiky Wiki" twice and TBC280 requested a wiki with the same name once, meaning these users are clearly the same person. TBC230 recently requested a wiki called "Spong Wiki" to be created. After investigating the wiki, it seems to just have random images and does not have any actual pages. The main page hasn't even been replaced yet, meaning these users seem to just be uploading random images. Also, TBC230 requested a wiki for random images twice, meaning these users do not appear to be making any constructive contributions and are just vandalism accounts, and they are clearly the same person judging by the fact that their contributions and behavior are identical. I would recommend locking both accounts and also closing Spong Wiki since it has no real content. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:08, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global Lock Request

Recently, a user named DarthXiao has been blocked on many of the Qualitipedia wikis for wishing death upon groups of people, and has been sending some questionable messages to the user King Dice, with these screenshots she has sent me being proof of that. I think this is enough of an offense to warrant a global lock for DarthXiao, so I was wondering if the stewards could look into this. TigerBlazer (talk) 22:17, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wait a minute!.. Unless the user is not on meta, remember to link their Miraheze meta-wiki page. TylerMagee (talk) 09:14, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well they're reporting a user that's vandalising on other wikis so it makes sense that they link to that user's userpage on that wiki Anpang Talk Stuff 09:22, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Just in case it's necessary to have the user's Meta account linked, here it is: DarthXiao. Marxo Grouch (talk) 18:46, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That is a red link, possibly there is no miraheze meta-wiki user page for the user. Global user pages are hosted on Login Wiki. TylerMagee (talk) 15:27, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For Marxo Grouch and TylerMagee; the specific user page is not important except in presenting evidence. The name is used to a) review the account (for example, get a brief glimpse of the various contributions manually and see what the account does) and then b) take further action as necessary. For courtesy links I would suggest linking the user's CentralAuth, which in this case would be here. Though as long as the user in question is clear and the evidence is provided, a GS or Steward will have what they need to take action. If anything I would say specific diffs or other links to where activities took place to review for evidence would be most useful instead of screenshots. --Raidarr (talk) 17:47, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Globally lock Thatnickperson

User Thatnickperson repeatedly requested a mainpagewiki four times recently, all of which use nonsense wikinames (they all match the 4 wiki requests).

Usually... Is nonsense banned on all Miraheze and non-Miraheze wikis? If so, please globally lock ThatnickpersonTylerMagee (talk) 23:26, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I have given them a notice on their talk page. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 23:48, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Maybe you can setup warnings about self-duplication of wiki requests? TylerMagee (talk) 09:11, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I feel like a global ban is not required for that. Just a few warnings and make the user unable to make new RequestWikis should do it. And, are the 4 requests exactly the same (excluding comments)? Then it's probably a form submission glitch. That happens normally. Anpang Talk Stuff 09:24, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Try checking Special:RequestWikiQueue and search for DECLINED requests whose database name is mainpagewiki. TylerMagee (talk) 10:57, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
From my point of view, I don't see a need of the global lock/ban and the valid reason to report someone to the SN. I don't see any nonsense or malice here. Thatnickperson is pretty new here. I don't think any action is required. --Magogre (talk) 11:37, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
TylerMagee To add to what Magogre has said, a global lock in this case would sound pretty harsh, unless the user resorts to cross-wiki vandalism and/or sockpuppetry in some form. There's no need to bite a newcomer, as he hasn't really done anything disruptive. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:41, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Likewise. There's a natural process here, and it's to ask about it first. --Raidarr (talk) 12:37, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TylerMagee: Please assume good faith. Global locks are generally only given out in cases of cross-wiki vandalism, long-term abuse, Terms of Service violations, and similar types of things. If we were to lock users for little errors, you yourself would have been locked for welcoming users incorrectly but we don't. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:32, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, sorry. We might just stop this discussion, mark it as X mark.svg Not done, and archive it. TylerMagee (talk) 18:14, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP block

This IP address is on a web proxy. Generally, proxies are not allowed on any wiki that allows IP edits. Globally block the IP. TylerMagee (talk) 12:27, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IP already blocked. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 14:54, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit, IP is locally blocked on Meta but not globally. Magee is requesting the global block. --Magogre (talk) 18:02, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
He needs wait YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 18:16, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting the deletion of Iron Sword 23 (talk) 00:13, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Issues with inactivity

Hello. I had created a wiki on this service, miraheze, and i had connected it to my own domain and such as well. I have been fairly inactive, because i've been having a severe burnout, and a few personal issues that i don't wish to disclose.

I have returned to see about writing some stuff to my wiki, however, i gotten a large warning saying, that my wiki was inactive. It says that i can lose the wiki if i'm inactive....

The thing is, the wiki was never meant to be public. It was meant to allow me to write stories for my characters, and of course, as one would imagine, that takes a very long time!

Due to me being MIA, i had been unable to write to the wiki. I am the only editor in the wiki as well, so no one else can keep it active.

I have a fear that i may need to delete the wiki, as, i don't want someone else to be able to access it. If i ever have any other editors, it would be my friends or family.

The reason i am wanting to keep it private, is due to what my wiki is. It's about my characters that i have created, and i like to make skits and such with them, i don't want anyone else to be able to write about them on the wiki, because, well they wouldn't know what to write, and, i wouldn't want them to write bad stuff either, i like to have full control over it.

As such, i also don't want to lose access to it, because i uploaded my own artwork and logos to it.

I know it's inactive, but honestly, it really is suppose to be inactive. It was never meant to be something that has hundreds of articles every day, compared to something like Wikipedia.

I had followed the popup's instructions, by going to the webpage that it mentions, and i had disabled "Inactivity" I would like to know if there is any way to get rid of the inactivity warning, as i do really wish to keep the wiki even if it is inactive.

I hope you guys could help me.

Thank you, kind regards ~Skye Kind regards, Chloe. (talk) 04:27, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You can request for an excemption. Anpang Talk Stuff 04:28, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, this is interesting, but could you tell me how would i do this? Kind regards, Chloe. (talk) 04:31, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
In this noticeboard, create a new topic, in the topic put in why you want your wiki to be excempt from deletion and the wiki you want to be excempt from deletion. And maybe name the topic something like "Dormancy policy excemption" Anpang Talk Stuff 08:54, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Since the conversation is taking place here and you've been quite descriptive, I think this will do the job when a Steward comes along. You just need to verify you're interested in exemption :) --Raidarr (talk) 08:57, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh this would be great. I hope the steward would be able to make this happen then.
I would be very much interested in an exemption. Thank you for the information! Kind regards, Chloe. (talk) 07:08, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I signed twice, i forgot that signature was there.
Also, just in case it's needed, this is where the wiki can be accessed: or Kind regards, Chloe. (talk) 04:29, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have now granted an exemption for your wiki. Thank you, John (talk) 19:54, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Expensive parser function count increment per T8389

Please increase the parser function count of gratispaideiawiki and gratisdatawiki to 400, thanks. Ugochimobi (talk) 15:22, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Stewards noticeboard is not the place for bugs with the farm, please keep this in phabricator. TylerMagee (talk) 22:53, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TylerMagee: This isn't a bug report but instead a setting change request. As the setting to change the expensive parser function count is within ManageWiki, it falls under the jurisdiction of Stewards to change. We actually directed Ugochimobi from Phabricator to the Stewards'noticeboard to request this change. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:57, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. This will be a steward task. TylerMagee (talk) 23:02, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 20:15, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@John: You haven't done gratispaideiawiki yet. Ugochimobi (talk) 21:02, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Exempt from inactivity

Hello, I would like to Exempt from inactivity this wiki. Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 15:24, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Read the Dormancy Policy#Exemptions from the Dormancy Policy page, you should cite reasons for exemption YellowFrogger (Talk UnEdits) (Bring back patrolled) 16:14, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
From what I saw, you are a contributing user, you will have more chances YellowFrogger (Talk UnEdits) (Bring back patrolled) 16:15, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger Hello. The reason to request for it is that even if I'm absent at some point the wiki isn't delete. AlPaD (talk) 19:13, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not a steward so I can't do anything for you right now. Also pay attention to the new rules of the dormancy policy; you will have to "renew" the exemption every two years now! I am opposed to this, but unfortunately it is the new rule YellowFrogger (Talk UnEdits) (Bring back patrolled) 19:26, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please do not spread this information. It is one idea from a request for comment to get community input that is likely to be split to another discussion due to being divisive. The live Dormancy Policy has not in any way been updated. --Raidarr (talk) 20:41, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: It hasn't really updated yet, but in a few days, who knows, this rule will have it, as the vote was surrendered. Is there really going to be another discussion about this? YellowFrogger (Talk UnEdits) (Bring back patrolled) 23:06, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The vote was not surrendered. It is an ongoing Request for Comment. --Raidarr (talk) 23:23, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's 17 against 10, so mathematically YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 23:29, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And Besides, you should allow things posted on Stewards' noticeboard to be assessed by STEWARDS, especially when you can not handle the request. This is a Steward noticeboard and contains Stewards' request, so please YellowFrogger next time, allow Stewards to assess the content of their noticeboard in peace, especially when you can not handle the situation.
Hope this helps there!
Happy editing. Ugochimobi (talk) 23:37, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: When I feel like I can help, even if it's on the bulletin board at Stewards, I edit and give my knowledge. Even Raidarr and other users do this, and there is no rule for this. Also, I already asked a steward a question (I think it was Doug), he gave me permission to help with the Steward Noticeboard and Administrators Noticeboard. When you think you can help, it doesn't matter if you're CN or SN. But I opine and wait for a steward to rate even so. It is also a fact that stewards are more inactive these last days. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 23:51, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ugochimobi, YellowFrogger is entirely correct here. My stake was correcting a misconception so it would not spread further. Users have a right to comment, though it's expected the comments are tactful. Even on this Noticeboard, users may have something to say to assist in situations especially since Stewards can take a fair bit of time to respond themselves. --Raidarr (talk) 00:56, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I  Request withdrawn for now. AlPaD (talk) 20:25, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Twinkle 1.37

Twinkle's "TW" letters got giant in the top bar after the update. I know I should do this in Phabricator, but I'm just letting you know YellowFrogger (Talk UnEdits) (Bring back patrolled) 19:30, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This isn't issue the stewards or sysadmins can help resolve because TW is a gadget. You should probably inform the interface admins at Meta talk:Twinkle. --Magogre (talk) 04:37, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
maybe they will be informed YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 13:01, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Permissions error with my new wiki

Hi, I recently requested a new wiki kaslainiawiki at An error during creation has meant I don't have any permissions on my new wiki. I therefore need to be promoted on it to administrator and bureaucrat manually. Thank you! Gonow32 (talk) 21:37, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I apologize for this, it was likely a complication from the ongoing process to complete the MediaWiki 1.37 update, which had additional work and bug hunting for some time after the farm was reopened to editing - which is the same time your request was accepted. I can't promise a timeline since Stewards can frankly be a little on and off, but this will be addressed. --Raidarr (talk) 12:40, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have now Yes check.svg Done this. Thank you, John (talk) 19:52, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemption for a currently private wiki

I would like to apply for dormancy policy exemption for my currently private wiki.

For the following reasons:

1 - There is only so much I can take of going back and forth using wayback machine to retrieve the data, I need breaks. There was no xml dump (that I know of) and the way the publisher hosted it was extremely limiting, we editors didn't have the delete power at all nevermind administrator powers. The currently private wiki is a rebuild of a lost wiki (it was essentially deleted when the publisher lost rights to the game and failed to pass the wiki to new publisher) I am one of the original wiki editors and I absolutely despise that publisher for deleting 10+ years of work that the community put into that wiki, (I contributed about 7 years of work before I left when that publisher first took over, I knew they were bad due to disrespecting of experienced wiki editors). So I guess its essentially me taking it back and rebuilding it better.

2 - I'm an active gamer, every so often I find a slew of games that I'm interested in trying out. Recently there had been 3 in a row (one after the other, spending a few weeks in each one, which took up the time I would have otherwise spent on my wiki) this triggered the inactive warning which I then had to spend 10-15 mins searching how to get rid of it, time I rather spend editing when I'm back after playing.

3 - I have a burning hatred of the publisher that I blame for the loss of the wiki, I will eventually have it back to its former glory, once there I will most likely make it publically viewable but not editable unless by admins. I do not want to lose the wiki again. Mystic (talk) 20:58, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Merge certain edits from WikiJS

Please merge edits from metawiki and memipediawiki to Bukkit. If needed, I can go on the Bukkit account to prove my ownership. -- Cheers, Bongo Cat ( TalkContribs ) 22:38, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Smart decision. Even because I didn't know that WikiJS and Bukkit were the same person. And maybe this will prove that Bukkit was more active YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 23:29, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Yes, this is me. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 22:01, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could I please adopt these wikis?

I made a request to adopt Worst TV Networks Wiki on August 16, 2020. 2 months and 2 days later, I finally received a reply from Dmehus and they reopened the wiki. Despite the request not being finished, the request was archived. As a result, I tried to request the rights on requests for adoption, although my request was (unsurprisingly) denied. In addition, I also tried to adopt an open wiki, Horrible Companies Wiki by starting a discussion on the main page's talk page. I am aware that I am not very active on HCW but it is because there is not a lot of content. FatBurn0000 (talk) 07:58, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I took the liberty of denying the reopened request authoritatively as a user because it was attempting to use the normal adoption process for an already open wiki. Unfortunately (and I know this happened suddenly), the process changed from what you know.
For the past few years, rights were not supposed to be given through adoption, but due to someone slipping language into the policy early on they were. This was corrected by John, after which the process became far simpler - the requests for adoption process is to only reopen the wiki, and if you want rights, you need to open a local election to request them. Therefore, the terms of your previous request became invalid and could not be filled through RfA. The ongoing request for comment seeks to address this confusing language (among other topics) as 'adoption' is no longer appropriate.
I am not a Steward, therefore I only provide input based on my understanding of conventions and policy. That said, your request on HCW is is okay, though it could do more to advertise and open itself to input with a conventional election layout. However, since the main page is protected, you couldn't do a site notice, and the last substantive edits were back in July by the founder with only minor edits in August by Bluba, largest being this page (per the expanded recent changes page), I would say you've had the lion's share of concern for the wiki since then. I think with all things considered including my experience of your interest in reception wikis, granting you rights has a good case here. But that will be the call of a Steward. In any case, my apologies for the confusion of the process so far. With an unlocked main page, I think you have a shot at a more complete local election on Worst TV Networks. --Raidarr (talk) 11:43, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The "your request" link is broken, just reminding Anpang Talk Stuff 12:34, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Corrected. Fun bit of history though.--Raidarr (talk) 12:49, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would like to point out that if you are not to active on the other wiki you have adopted, than I do not really see the point in having another one that you could very well not use often either. Just a bit of input I would like to address. TigerBlazer (talk) 15:08, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TigerBlazer: The reason why I'm not very active on the wiki is because it doesn't have a lot of content. I am hoping to find a way to import all negative pages about companies that make more than one type of media on Qualitipedia wikis there with all revisions copied, because if they make more than one type of media, we cannot decide which wiki they go on. FatBurn0000 (talk) 20:45, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, could a steward please remove the moderation on Good Software Wiki? There's no need for moderation, and there's so many edits that need to be made. FatBurn0000 (talk) 10:34, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

De-exemption and deletion request for wright*

Per this thread, since they are no longer needed I'm requesting that all wikis beginning with wright** are unexempted and deleted. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:42, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I will unmark these as exempt and delete them using a DB query as there are a 100 wikis. John (talk) 19:55, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wordmark on Miraheze Commons

Hello! Someone here is a bureaucrat at Miraheze Commons to evaluate this request: /Miraheze_Commons:Community_noticeboard#Wordmark_2? YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 19:30, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting to lock my account

Hi, this is Results May Vary. I am a duplicate account of RMV2003 (I forgot I registered on Miraheze beforehand), and am requesting this account to be locked just in case of potential abuse. Thank you! Results May Vary (talk) 00:10, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is RMV2003, I can confirm that Results May Vary is my old account, and would like for it to be locked. Thank you. RMV2003 (talk) 00:42, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:37, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please help unblock me in some wikis!

Hello it's me Arryo, I want to get unblocked on , , , , & the . Because i want to promise not to do vandalism again. Because i don't want to become a troll again. I want to promise to explore the world of edits. I will not making any disruptive editing again. Please on the great characters wiki, my appeal is ready to unblock me now because i will make casual edits without any vandalism, disruptive edits, and trollish type edits. QwertyMan'65 (talk) 12:18, 10 December 2021 (UTC) QwertyMan'65 (talk) 12:18, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

PS. Oh i am forgot, i just insert the one more time: I will not to do a sockpuppetry again. QwertyMan'65 (talk) 12:20, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is a question for local admins to resolve. You should be able to discuss it with GCW and ICW's new owners at greatcharacters:User_talk:QwertyMan%2765 and I haved raised it for you with Qualitipedia and asked them to come here to reply. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 13:22, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So sorry for not getting back to unblocking this user on the other wikis. I will do so shortly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:46, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for 2 accounts involved:

  1. CallOfDutyIsGreat (talk • contribs • page moves • block log • CA • rights log • global rights log • abuselog • farmer log • block)
  2. Spongebobfan41422 (talk • contribs • page moves • block log • CA • rights log • global rights log • abuselog • farmer log • block)

I suspect that these 2 accounts are sockpuppets of Quarrow for one of 2 reasons that I will further explain here: Spongebobfan41422 has directly removed content from this page, and just like with Duchess7he5ponge, the user in question has also messed up and/or replaced content on this page with nonsense or otherwise unconstructive edits. As for CallOfDutyIsGreat, they've replaced the BrainPOP! name with the name, Call of Duty, which had nothing to do with the article (and is also a video game franchise), which the vandalism is consistent with Commando is Going!, and QuarrowInTheRisk (another confirmed duck sockpuppet of Quarrow. Additionally, while AVXUser is considered stale, given that it's locked for being a confirmed sockpuppet of Quarrow, the user's vandalism here is also consistent with the above pointers. Therefore, a CheckUser is needed if they are indeed related or not. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:16, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Talk to the account(s) owner(s) specifically. Nobody likes to receive a check, even if the user has committed vandalism. only if he doesn't care YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 21:51, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@YellowFrogger: Ah, but that's the problem. Checks against users are necessary with the amount of sufficient evidence, like the ones I listed here. Your dismissive tone of asking me to "talk to the account(s) owner(s)" does not help matters here. The referenced master account in this case is locked, but behavioral (or technical) evidence could be useful. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:59, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]