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:Connall2021, Hi there. You can request a rename at [[Special:GlobalRenameRequest]] though I would advise you don't request a rename every year and instead pick a nickname which isn't so dependant on the year. [[User:Agent Isai|<span style="color:skyblue">'''Agent</span><span style="color:lime;" > Isai'''</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Agent Isai|<span style="color:orange;">'''Talk to me!'''</span>]]</sup> 07:41, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
:Connall2021, Hi there. You can request a rename at [[Special:GlobalRenameRequest]] though I would advise you don't request a rename every year and instead pick a nickname which isn't so dependant on the year. [[User:Agent Isai|<span style="color:skyblue">'''Agent</span><span style="color:lime;" > Isai'''</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Agent Isai|<span style="color:orange;">'''Talk to me!'''</span>]]</sup> 07:41, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
:Though we can accept your rename request via [[stewards' noticeboard]], I concur with Agent Isai above in that you [[rfc:2119|''should'']] pick a username that is not dependent on the current year. Usernames are meant to be long-term things, lasting across multiple years. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 14:10, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
:Though we can accept your rename request via [[stewards' noticeboard]], I concur with Agent Isai above in that you [[rfc:2119|''should'']] pick a username that is not dependent on the current year. Usernames are meant to be long-term things, lasting across multiple years. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 14:10, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
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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: https://destruipedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Destruip%C3%A9dia_Discuss%C3%A3o:Request_for_InternP%C3%A9dia_to_the_bureaucrat_of_Destruipedia 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: https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Requests_for_adoption#destruipedia.mirahezeze .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:https://destruipedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Destruip%C3%A9dia_Discuss%C3%A3o:Request_for_InternP%C3%A9dia_to_the_bureaucrat_of_Destruipedia. 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]
InternoPédia, this has been Yes check.svg done, as a successful election by acclamation, with no local policies prohibiting such elections. Please see my closing comments locally. As well, as you will currently be the only locally active administrator, you will not be able to patrol your own pre-existing edits, so if you'd like a Steward or Global Sysop to patrol your edits locally, please just ask. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:40, 12 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm glad I finally became a bureaucrat around here! Many thanks to the following users @Dmehus: for their approval, @Agent Isai: @YellowFrogger: and @Ma͡gogre: for helping me, and @Pérola Maniaco: for supporting the application. Dmehus would like to respond to the request: https://destruipedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Destruip%C3%A9dia_Discuss%C3%A3o:Request_for_InternP%C3%A9dia_to_the_bureaucrat_of_Destruipedia which ended as soon as I became a bureaucrat about communicating any decision I have on the wiki for other bureaucrats, I want to tell you that I am aware of this, but being the only active administrator will be difficult, as the three bureaucrats abandoned Destruipedia and I even went to their user (JPLSilva) in another humor wiki to warn about that (among other reasons) but he didn't even answer me and he deleted my message. So if you allow I will need more administrators and even all of you who helped me are invited to the position of bureaucrats and also Pérola Maniaco, AgentSai, YellowFrogger and Magogre because I am also interested in customizing Destruipedia which will continue with the name but I will want to change the slogan to something that has more to do with "Destruipedia" Yours sincerely. InternoPédia (talk) 18:41, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Has JPLSilva deleted your message? I did not know. He was the owner of the site and I thought he had forgotten about it and still reversed his edit? You're welcome. You can keep the site YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 19:46, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oops, it's barely delay to answer that after I became a bureaucrat at Destruipedia I was making some small changes there, but anyway. About JPLSilva being its owner I can say that he is one of the people responsible for transferring the Destruipedia that was previously hosted on FANDOM (where it was possibly created) to Miraheze I believe he would be just one of the bureaucrats because the Destruipedia was created by the user Farra13. JPLSilva lives more on Desciclopedia (Portuguese version of Uncyclopedia) and the guy is very annoying and at least virtually obnoxious and at least I believe he removed my message.
I also wanted to ask you about private wikis; Could you tell me how to give permission for logged in users to access its content and not just administrators and bureaucrats? Or is it just administrators and bureaucrats who have access to content and article pages and even logged in users can only access the wiki Home Page?
InternoPédia (talk) 22:02, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Internopédia: This Destruipedia is actually an old bankrupt wiki that was restored in FANDOM and then moved to Miraheze, according to this page from Desciclopédia. And on private wikis, non-members can only see the main page; the rest of the content is not visible. You will have to add as "member" in Special:UserRights/Example users who can see the content without being bureaucrat or admin (I think). YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 22:36, 18 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]

Could I get a reply? If the information above is insufficient, please contact me on Discord (preferred way of contact) Thanks. Mystic (talk) 23:14, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

May you disable my account?

I don't like miraheze much anymore and I wanna have my account turned off Gaemer (talk) 20:43, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Gaemer, Yes check.svg done, per your request. Should you wish to resume editing from this account, you will need to e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org to request that it be unlocked (and you'll need to either (a) remember your password or (b) have a confirmed account recovery e-mail address associated to it). Alternatively, you can just create a new account, taking care to respect user accounts policy, of course. Dmehus (talk) 22:03, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


kakukoka.miraheze.org(special:RequestWikiQueue/21856: It's recently created) is too similar to kakukokka.miraheze.org(special:RequestWikiQueue/7528: It was created several years ago and I've hosted), and they are difficult to distinguish. So I'd like kakukoka.miraheze.org to be changed. Regards. 閲覧者 (talk) 07:00, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

閲覧者, I agree that the subdomains are extremely similar, but can you point me to specific pages on kakukokawiki that appear to be either identical or substantially similar copy/pastes of kakukokkawiki? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:09, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Removal of Inactive wiki creators

In accordance with the policy I am requesting that a Steward removes the following creators for inactivity:

  • CircleyDoesExtracter - last Meta edit on 10 September 2021 - Considered as a de facto resignation as the profile indicates "I'm not active. That's all."
  • Integer - last Meta edit on 16 August 2021 - last wiki creation 12 February 2021 - last global edit (as far as what my investigations indicate) August 2021 DeeM28 (talk) 09:08, 17 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DeeM28, thank you for your request for removal of two wiki creators in accordance with the inactivity clause of the policy. For CircleyDoesExtracter, this has been Yes check.svg dpne. I hadn't yet looked into that user's global edits. For Integer, as the user some recent edits on ingentionarywiki as well as one log action on ingenwiki, reopening their wiki of all things. Critically, though, their last wiki request handled (whether approved, declined, or otherwise) was 3 March 2021. The Code of Conduct does remind users to step down gracefully where they are not able to commit to a reasonable level of activity required of them. That raises an interesting procedural question, though, in terms of whether the Code of Conduct can supplement the inactivity clause of the Meta:Wiki creators policy. Potentially, though that's not necessarily and personally not a view I'd hold, as there are other elements of the respective policies that would otherwise come into conflict with that. Additionally, in such cases, each revocation and/or inactivity clause for Meta Wiki and global permissions policies advise the community to remember that Miraheze is volunteer-run, and volunteer commitments can vary, sometimes wildly. In short, the Code of Conduct is a rather blunt tool. As such, I've instead Yes check.svg reached out to Integer via their user talk page, in accordance with the Code of Conduct and, indeed, other provisions of the wiki creator policy in order to ask them whether they wish to (a) continue assisting with managing the wiki request backlog or (b) whether they wish to resign/step down gracefully, where they're not able to do so. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:50, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global IP Block Exemption Request

I would like to have this user right given, as I would like to keep my privacy when web browsing. I do not like the fact that the government can spy on things you do, so that is one of my main reasons that I am starting to use the TOR browser. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 21:33, 17 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bukkit, thank you for your request for a global IP block exemption. However, please note a couple things whereby you should not need such an exemption. For one thing, most of our global IP blocks are soft blocks, which have no effect on registered users editing. For another thing, the TorBlock extension includes the torunblocked user right is assigned to the user group by default on all newly created wikis. To the best of my knowledge, that's actually always been the case. Accordingly, I'm inclined to mark this as not done. Dmehus (talk) 21:01, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I also want to edit on Meta via TOR, which I get the message “Your IP address, (insert relay ip), has been automatically identified as a tor exit node. Editing through Tor is blocked to prevent abuse.” -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 00:32, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry to tell you this. To have privacy on the internet, just don't use the internet, because even through the device they spy on you. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 00:33, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit, thank you for your reply. You've articulated a reasonable need. Not a great need, but an at least somewhat reasonable one. Still, I do have concerns given the number of global renames you've requested and alternate accounts you've created, it becomes very difficult to keep track of which accounts are you and which are not. My preference would be grant you a local IP block exemption (ipblock-exempt) on Meta Wiki, but such group does not exist, and my preference would be there to be a local Meta Wiki RfC to establish this group on terms similar to the global policy except that it would be granted either (a) Meta administrators or (b) Stewards via respective requests at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard and Stewards' noticeboard. Nevertheless, if you'll confirm that you do not intend to request further global renames (you're well established as Bukkit now, I think) and to fully disclose all of your alternate accounts on your global user page, I'd be okay with granting you this permission, but only to your main account and, ideally, only until such local ipblock-exempt group exists. How does that sound? Dmehus (talk) 00:45, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol confirmed.svg SGTM. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 00:51, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Yes check.svg Done per the narrowly defined rationale and agreed to conditions/stipulations. Dmehus (talk) 00:56, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki creation

Hello, I recently made a request a few hours ago and I'm patiently waiting for a steward to open it for me. I don't mind the wait but could you please maybe take the time to open the wiki for me? Please reach out to me whenever you can. Thanks! FineLime (talk) 08:26, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You will need to wait a bit more I think. I'll ping the wiki creators.
@Agent Isai: @Dmehus: @Raidarr:  AP📨  08:29, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@FineLime: For the record, this process is typically managed by the wiki creators; while a Steward can be a Wiki Creator, they typically do not manage the requests in a Steward capacity.
While the description was extremely light, we offer a level of discretion for wikis that are 'private' in focus. If a private wiki would be a better fit (since what you have is currently marked public), please update the request to indicate so; and either way, for a stronger(especially public) request we would like to hear more about the content matter the company deals with, and what sorts of pages you might use to explore it. This should also be placed the updated request, so it is back in 'the pool' and a wiki creator can review it again. My availability is not good at this time of day, so another will likely follow up before I am available again.
My apologies for the wait and inconvenience; as a majority of wiki creators are rarely available in these hours and earlier. For other reviewer's edification, the request is here. --Raidarr (talk) 09:17, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
FineLime, this looks to have been Yes check.svg handled already. I concur with the wiki creator assessment to conditionally approve this wiki as a private wiki. What this means is you should either (a) temporarily grant a wiki creator the member permission on your wiki or (b) request a Steward to visit your wiki and assess it for the purposes of defining a clear enough purpose and scope and whether the content on the wiki complies with Content Policy, should you later desire to make your wiki public. Once that's been assessed, the original wiki request can be amended to update the wiki's purpose and articulate a clear purpose and scope (via the "request comments" feature). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:58, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

delete my account?

Addie (talk) 20:30, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Technically you can't delete your account, but you can request a global lock. Marxo Grouch (talk) 23:54, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Addie, are you wanting to have your account globally locked that you can potentially recover later, should you wish to return, provided you either (a) remember your current password or (b) have a valid, confirmed e-mail address on file? Or, are you wanting to have your account locked and anonymized in such a way so it can not be recovered? The account will not be deleted in either case, but in either case, we can either (a) first vanish you by renaming your account, whilst retaining private credentials that allow you to potentially recover your account in the future or (b) anonymize your account by renaming your account, stripping your account of any private confidentials (this is irreversible). Dmehus (talk) 14:37, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'd like request for a Global Block

Excuse me, I'd like request for a Global Block on Special:CentralAuth/Kamura-akira, who are for vandalism at fancydiet.miraheze.org. Thanks. 閲覧者 (talk) 14:17, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

閲覧者, firstly, a global block refers only to IP addresses/IP address ranges, so I believe you meant a global lock. In terms of your request, that's definitely blatant vandalism, but they're locally blocked on that wiki. On the other hand, their only other contributions are to kakukokawiki, which has recently been reported to Stewards as being a confusingly similar wiki subdomain to another wiki. I will need to take a closer look at that wiki and the user's activity on that wiki, to see whether it's sole purpose is to cause problems for other wikis or otherwise violates Content Policy. As well, I'd look at the user's conduct on that wiki, too. So, in short, I'm placing this Symbol wait.svg on hold for further review this evening. Dmehus (talk) 14:33, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The Qualitipedia blocking problem

Add peculiarwiki to CVT opt-out wikis

I am the only active contributor, as well as the bureaucrat on peculiarwiki. Please add it to CVT opt-out. dross (tcg) 00:52, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

dross, Yes check.svg Done per the articulated rationale of your request. Dmehus (talk) 13:17, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I want to be demoted from the Characters Wikis

I originally made a blog requesting to be demoted, but other admins ignored that request for no reason, so I thought I'd ask to get demoted from those wikis on this noticeboard instead, and hopefully, other admins can get my attention. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 00:08, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. What does it mean to be "demoted". Do you want to be blocked? --YellowFrogger (Talk) 00:44, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@SuperStreetKombat: It is highly recommendable you resolve this issue locally before escalating it to a level of global intervention as Stewards generally defer action to local administrators. Please leave a message on the talk pages of your local bureaucrats or feel free to {{ping}} them here or leave them a message on their Miraheze Meta talk page. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:51, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@SuperStreetKombat: Consider it done. I'll gladly honor your request. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:56, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
SuperStreetKombat I have Yes check.svg done both actions. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:01, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete these wikis

Hello. I want to request the deletion of the following wikis: https://svonibus.miraheze.org/wiki/ and https://esonibus.miraheze.org/wiki/; these projects at the beginning were meant to be a stumbling block in another language than the traditional Ônibus Wiki (they even had interwiki tables in them), therefore due to lack of time, and not need (especially due to RfC recent on dormancy policy exception) I came here to request your deletion. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 00:49, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger, Yes check.svg Done (#1 and #2), per your request; however, I'm not really sure how the closure of the most recent RfC amending Dormancy Policy had any effect on whether you wish to continue these wikis. You could've still applied for an exemption on these wikis, of up to two years, and you did, but there was just no content / such minimal content on the wiki that an exemption wasn't justified at this point in time. Nevertheless, have you considered making onibuswiki a multilingual wiki using the Translate extension, perhaps? Dmehus (talk) 03:05, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Yes I'm using the Translate extension although I'm not that good at it yet. The downside is that you keep creating alternative pages, etc. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 17:31, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Three accounts that I suspect of being linked.

Here is some context for my hunch. The first user, Jhb, was blocked indefinitely for making this disgusting comment. The next day, the second user, Niij, showed up and made an eerily similar comment to the one Jhb made. Having seen the comment that got the first user banned, I decided to question the user on whether they were the first user or not.

Now here's where things get even more suspicious. Not long afterward, the third account, Bsh, appeared to clarify that they were imitating The Angry Video Game Nerd. What made this come off as a confession of guilt to me was that the user was writing in the first person as if they were the one who wrote that comment. Combined with the fact that all three accounts have similar usernames and were made not too far apart from each other according to the CentralAuth pages I linked above, I highly suspect that these three accounts are one and the same. However, I cannot be completely certain of this, which is why I am asking the stewards to look into this to determine their relation. Marxo Grouch (talk) 17:21, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Marxo Grouch: I get the feeling that you may have witnessed Jabgidge doing his usual trolling in the comments section on pages relating to The Loud House. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:26, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Jabgidge also wrote nasty and inappropriate stuff about The Loud House, from these hidden logs on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, which is only accessible by sysops and/or bureaucrats or by a Steward either way. Jeudb, his sockpuppet has done the very same thing. I am listing these in case Dmehus asks for some type of reference. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:32, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I may use this as a means of identifying any future Jabgidge socks, that is if these accounts are in fact related to Jabgidge. Marxo Grouch (talk) 17:53, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
A CheckUser check here wouldn't hurt as all the listed users have vandalized --YellowFrogger (Talk) 23:53, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Marxo Grouch, thank you for your report, and for providing both context and contextually relevant evidence in your report. This has now been Yes check.svg handled, with Jhb and Bsh being locked as illegitimate sockpuppets of Jabgidge. While the behavioural evidence from Niij is somewhat similar, and they may well be a sockpuppet, it's Pictogram voting question.svg inconclusive at this point. It's also possible, and perhaps more likely, they're a different sock of someone else...there was a user on Meta Wiki that was locked/blocked long ago for vandalism that referenced "Lynn and Lana," but I can't recall the user's username. If you or DarkMatterMan4500 can dig that up for me, that'd possibly be quite helpful. As to a current lock for other reasons, it's like two offensive comments on a single wiki, so it's not a vandalism only account. One potential thought for you to consider, you might want to unblock Niij on awfulmovies locally, providing them a local warning as to the wiki's rules, and see whether they (a) contain in the same vein, thereby providing further contextually relevant evidence for consideration or (b) improve their behaviour and behave constructively. Dmehus (talk) 19:08, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I have unblocked Niiij. Oh, and speaking of Lynn and Lana, is the user you're referring to happen to be this user, Ihatelynnloudjr2? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:17, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500, Yes check.svg SGTM re: the former. Regarding the latter, ah, that user. Possibly one of their socks, but if I am remembering correctly, the user in question vandalized a Meta user talk page or a Loginwiki user talk page, or some other talk page on either, that referenced "Lynn and Lana" and "asses." So, not specifically the one I was thinking of. If our search functionality was better, I might be able to find it, but if you want to look through the block list, excluding IP blocks, of course, you might find something as I'm sure the user was locally blocked. Dmehus (talk) 19:26, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request to block my account

Hello, it is CapixabaMonteirist, I am here to ask for block/lock my account since I am no longer using Miraheze and I no longer want to use this account anyone. So, I am requesting for my account be blocked/locked in Miraheze. CapixabaMonteirist (talk) 00:01, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CapixabaMonteirist, Yes check.svg Done, per your request. Should you wish to return, you may e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock, or create a new account, taking care to oblige user accounts policy. Should you later desire to have private personal information removed from your account, you can e-mail the Trust and Safety team through their process. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:18, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I have been alerted that a user impersonated me on multiple mediawiki projects. I have manages to resolve the issue at RationalWiki. I would like to resolve the issue here ASAP. Please rename to Darubrub as the user who registered with the name is not me as the user unlikely used my own email to register such account. Take the time to compare my editing habits on wikipedia and rationalwiki to that user. Thanks. ThereIsACoolLorx (talk) 01:24, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ThereIsACoolLorx, this is a reasonable request, chiefly because, in this case, Darubrub, is locked globally as a vandalism only account/illegitimate sockpuppet account. I'm not sure about the impersonation, but do you go by Darubrub on either of (a) Wikimedia or (b) RationalWiki? If so, can you link me a confirmation edit on said wiki(s)? And finally, if I rename the Darubrub account on Miraheze, do you intend to register it on Miraheze? Or better yet, e-mail me your e-mail address so I can create the account for you and e-mail you a temporary password? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:39, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could these pages be imported?

I created a list here of pages from the now-closed New Reception Wiki that should be imported to another wiki. As suggested by @TigerBlazer: in the comment section of this blog post I made about it on The Chill Place, the pages could possibly be imported to that wiki. Could a steward please take a look at this? FatBurn0000 (talk) 03:19, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@FatBurn0000: This seems like a request better suited for Phabricator. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:35, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Creating local IPBE group

Per my close of the RfC here I'm requesting that a Steward creates a local IPBE group on Meta. Reception123 (talk) (C) 21:21, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Reception123, Yes check.svg Done. I couldn't add the globalblock-exempt user right, but I suspect that is because it is on the ManageWiki blacklist, so you will either need to effect this change for metawiki in the LocalSettings.php file, or we can just leave it, since Meta Wiki is unaffected by global blocks, as far as I'm aware? Dmehus (talk) 21:27, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please note that I've also Yes check.svg fixed my mistake. Dmehus (talk) 21:32, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Restore managewiki permission to Administrators

Anterra Wiki

Hello, a while back I accidentally deleted the Bureaucrat user group without giving Administrators the right to add and remove users from the Administrator user group. Admins are also unable to edit the wiki's settings/permissions.

Could I get these rights added? Thanks. BCMatsuyama (talk) 01:20, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

BCMatsuyama, Yes check.svg Done, per your request. I've also added the default group add/remove configuration typical of bureaucrats to your sysop configuration. The reason why we strongly advise you to leave off the ability to remove other bureaucrats, or in this case, sysops, is two-fold. Firstly, it provides a second-level check from Stewards, to ensure removals are done in accordance with local consensus of the wiki community. Secondarily, it prevents inadvertent self-removals such as this. :) Dmehus (talk) 01:59, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Creating a steward requests page to be used for requesting (b)locks, permissions, CU

Hi. I am proposing to create a page where users may report user account and IP's to CVT, request CU information and permissions from stewards after holding Local election or after successful reopening request. All the above mentioned things will be divided into sections for the clarity. The locks and blocks can be performed by CVT but the other requests such as CU and permissions requests will be performed only by Stewards. This noticeboard will still be used for miscellaneous requests and other things which are not mentioned above. The page will be titled CVT requests or Steward requests (preferred). --Magogre (talk) 04:53, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Stewards noticeboard is also often cited to report users who have committed vandalism, and even request a block, and email is currently a good option, so I don't think that would be necessary --YellowFrogger (Talk) 05:02, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Email is not used to request blocks or report users/IP's, if I am not mistaken. It is used to request oversight, appeal locks and blocks and discuss other private matters with stewards which cannot be publicly discussed.
SN is cited to report, but that's what I am proposing to change in regards to above mentioned things (blocks, CentralAuth locks, CU information and permission requests) --Magogre (talk) 05:19, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol support vote.svg Support SN has too many purposes, to me.  Anpang📨  05:06, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
How would you propose this page be structured? In a fashion like that of Wikimedia Meta-Wiki's Steward requests/Global? I was actually reviewing this topic with another volunteer today and suggested perhaps following Orain's approach to the Stewards' noticeboard as a demo perhaps. Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:00, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Agent, Orain's page (you linked) looks similar to what I am saying. As I have said above, there will be a section for each type of request - one for CU, one for permissions, one for blocks and locks with a general header on the top and a specific header in each of these three headings properly guiding users where and how to request. Magogre (talk) 12:16, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Magogre, I do not believe we need to replicate the Wikimedia way of doing things, with multiple noticeboards for stewards to monitor. We're just not big enough, nor are there a sufficient number of requests, to warrant multiple noticeboards for each type of requests. Global Sysops will monitor stewards' noticeboard for certain requests within their scope and mandate, and assist with those requests where they are able to do so. There's also issues with a lot of these requests are actually requested on IRC in #miraheze-cvt connect. As well, many users will post on the wrong noticeboard, with one stewards' noticeboard; let alone four or five. We could, however, create separate boilerplate templates for common steward requests (such as a local election request, local interwiki administrator request, bigdelete request, CheckUser request, or other request), but still have them be added to this noticeboard. That in and of itself, with consistent subject headings, would go a long way towards improving the organization. Dmehus (talk) 18:54, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Not every user uses/will use IRC or Discord. Off-wiki #cvt should be only for emergencies or where CVT need to act instantly. Everything should be centred on-wiki. I have even seen users requesting to perform CheckUser on someone and a lot of similar cases, daily on Discord. I am not trying to replicate Wikimedia's way, I never said that. It is for the simpleness and separating the noticeboard. I agree that there aren't too many requests, but it is better to have one instead of monitoring spambot list userspace pages. Magogre (talk) 20:06, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, for spambots, we don't necessarily need to have those retained in an archive in perpetuity. Also, locking spambots without soft blocking the IP ranges is of only marginal and very short term use, as additional spam only accounts are created on a daily basis, but upon re-reading your reply, I see that's not really what you were requesting, so that's fine. CheckUser requests for non-routine evasion are rather infrequent (i.e., AllTheTropes Wiki was the last one, as I recall), so I don't see why those can't remain on stewards' noticeboard. I do agree with maintaining simplicity, but speaking with Reception123 and others in the past, fewer noticeboards are way this achieved. Thus, if we make any changes, I would suggest a streamlining of the Steward request workflow to use common request templates, similar to the process used at requests for adoption. Hope that clarifies and is helpful. Dmehus (talk) 20:25, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Restoring ManageWiki permissions for Bureaucrat role

Hello. I've by accident removed the ManageWiki permission from the Bureaucrat role in my wiki, inadvertently locking myself out of the ManageWiki permissions and in turn preventing me from restoring that permission to myself. With no obvious way of fixing this issue and with this issue practically stopping me from configuring the wiki at all, I don't see any alternative other than to ask a steward's help in restoring this permission to my wiki's Bureaucrat role.

The wiki in question

My wiki's page for managing permissions Sylepieus (talk) 18:26, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sylepieus, Yes check.svg Done. Please ensure that you do not remove the managewiki user right, as it's essential for using ManageWiki on your wiki. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:45, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My Detective Conan Wiki adoption request

Hello. I wanted to tell you that I had made a request to adopt Detective Conan Wiki: here Could you take a look at it to see if I qualify? Thanks in advance and sorry for the inconvenience. Anass (talk) 01:30, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Anass: Please ask to adopt a wiki in the requests for adoption. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 01:37, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anass, I will aim to handle the open requests for adoption tonight and tomorrow. Dmehus (talk) 01:39, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Handled elsewhere. Dmehus (talk) 18:18, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Detective Conan Wiki language change

Hello, I want to change the language to Detective Conan Wiki from English to Spanish, may it be possible (I requested it from the beginning but with all this change it is in English)? Anass (talk) 17:57, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anass, Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 18:02, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for the following accounts listed here:

While yes, DravenLoLf4n6 is indeed globally locked, I did find something pretty suspicious about how these accounts have behaved on a few wikis, which I'll be narrowing down the list of (hopefully sufficient) evidence that could be used to identify the main account (if BlitzR6SiegeMain76 is the master at all). For one thing, both Blitz and Draven have vandalized the Undertale article on the Awesome Games Wiki, with BlitzR6SiegeMain76 replacing all contents with gibberish, then about 16 days later, DravenLoLf4n6 came about and did something similar, except writing an inappropriate edit. Then we have BlitzR6SiegeMain76 replacing content with racial slurs, which is technically indistinguishable to Jack the Furry Slayer's racial slurs he put on The Dunkman's article about the Clifford movie on Awful Movies Wiki. Not sure if this is enough evidence to warrant a check, but I have noticed some similar gibberish that both Blitz and Draven have added (while DravenLoLf4n6 is indeed globally locked, I'd like that account to be checked as well). Pinging Dmehus to give this section a look. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:48, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dmehus Let me guess: You didn't find much, right? --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:10, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Thank you for your report. Please note that while you've provided evidence, I did not find the linked diffs particularly compelling. I did, however, find other evidence which suggested there was potential inappropriate abuse of multiple accounts in accordance with user accounts policy. However, I would say these two accounts X mark.svg not likely related. Nevertheless, though the vandalism is occurring on one wiki, based on a variety of evidence, I have Yes check.svg locked BlitzR6SiegeMain76 as a vandalism only account. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:13, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Alright, thank you. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:15, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Detective Conan Wiki permits

Hello, I wanted to request delete and move permissions for Detective Conan Wiki as the previous bureaucrat protected all categories and templates. Anass (talk) 19:39, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anass, for that, you will need to hold a local election somewhere on the wiki. You can advise me when it's set up, and I can add a local sitenotice for you. Nevertheless, in the interim, I can unprotect those categories and templates for you, to allow you to work on them? Dmehus (talk) 19:43, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Perfect, where do I have to make the local choice and how do I do it? Yes please, I need to work on them.--Anass (talk) 19:53, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anass, check the wiki to see if there's a "requests for permissions," "administrators' noticeboard," "bureaucrats' noticeboard," or "community portal" (usually in (Main) or Project: namespace. If none exists, then simply create a local election page in either namespace, explaining clearly the rights you're requesting, that you would be seeking to be an additional bureaucrat/sysop, not a replacement, and outline how to express views for or against your candidacy. Once set up, you can return here to request a local sitenotice. I will unprotect the templates and categories per your request now. Dmehus (talk) 15:26, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I already have the message and it is found here. I would like to know what would happen if no one commented or voted in the election, would it be automatically canceled?--Anass (talk) 17:13, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Anass, thank you. I'll review this after a few days, and will add the local sitenotice per your request and per good global practice. To your question, no the election would not be cancelled. Rather, we would consider your contributions to the wiki, and assuming you'd made more than a few very minor edits and there no objections, would declare your election request successful by acclamation. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 17:25, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Anass: unfortunately, I have to tell you that I have declined the idea of continuing with the Detective Conan wiki and wanted to apologize for my insistence and the inconvenience I have given you. I would also like to ask you to delete my edits and make the wiki private so that someone else can adopt it, I don't know if the latter is possible but I leave it up to you. --Anass (talk) 22:53, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Anass, not a problem. As to deleting your edits, that's not really needed. Other users can pick up where you left off and make further changes, or roll the changes back. As to making the wiki private, that would need a local community discussion (described above for the permissions request). So if you don't go to that step, I would say, just move on and leave the wiki be. Someone will pick up where you left off, request to adopt it, or the wiki will be later deleted. Dmehus (talk) 22:57, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience. --Anass (talk) 23:13, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can I have my username renamed from Connall2021 to Connall2022 please?

Hello, I would like my username to be renamed from Connall2021 to Connall2022 to match up with the year weʼre currently in please. Connall2021 (talk) 06:33, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Connall2021, Hi there. You can request a rename at Special:GlobalRenameRequest though I would advise you don't request a rename every year and instead pick a nickname which isn't so dependant on the year. Agent Isai Talk to me! 07:41, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Though we can accept your rename request via stewards' noticeboard, I concur with Agent Isai above in that you should pick a username that is not dependent on the current year. Usernames are meant to be long-term things, lasting across multiple years. Dmehus (talk) 14:10, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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