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== Wikilouco again ==
== Wikilouco again ==
So, 2 weeks ago i requested bureaucrat at WikiLouco. [ They told me to create a votation], and so I did. But, since then nobody came to vote, so I now I can get the staff, thank you. [[User:The Log|The Log]] ([[User talk:The Log|talk]]) 14:35, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
So, 2 weeks ago i requested bureaucrat at WikiLouco. [ They told me to create a votation], and so I did. But, since then nobody came to vote, so I now I can get the staff, thank you. [[User:The Log|The Log]] ([[User talk:The Log|talk]]) 14:35, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
== CheckUser request for the following accounts ==
* [[Special:CentralAuth/Yonnnptk|Yonnnptk]]
* [[Special:CentralAuth/Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu|Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu]]
* [[Special:CentralAuth/Idependient journalist|Idependient journalist]]
* [[Special:CentralAuth/Dehehhe|Dehehhe]]
I am asking for a CheckUser on these particular accounts as they have been editing in a similar fashion to either Anti villain or Gigdsclasp, with similar trolling tactics or otherwise [[w:WP:DISRUPTSIGNS|disruptive behavior]].
Here's a comparison of behavioral evidence and/or similar editing styles they have been using to consider:
* [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/153134|Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/150823|Idependient journalist]]
* [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/150828|Idependient journalist]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/134978|Napalm]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/130180|Gigdsclasp]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/129926|Omar Bongos]]
* [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/153278|Yonnnptk]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/151554/152726|Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu]]
* [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/152959/152961|Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/125223/125288|Anti villain]] vs. [[mh:reallifevillains:Special:Diff/144015|Ambrosio Requena]] (who was confirmed to Anti villain directly)
So overall, a CheckUser might be necessary, as Anti villain/Gigdsclasp has been known for resorting to sockpuppetry or lock evasion for over a year now, and these accounts need to be checked, along with any sleepers they might be carrying around. Thank you. [[User:DarkMatterMan4500|DarkMatterMan4500]] ([[User talk:DarkMatterMan4500|talk]]) ([[Special:Contributions/DarkMatterMan4500|contribs]]) 19:23, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

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Close Disable matomo pages in Due to the well-known political reasons in mainland China, I was worried that part of the matomo interface‘s “country”.would cause trouble, so I decided to disable it, thank you. Isutan (talk) 02:52, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe it is only me that unfortunately does not understand what this thread is trying to request but could you please try to rephrase so that it can be better understood? I am certain that you are using an automatic translation program but it is difficult to determine what you wish to convey here. DeeM28 (talk) 07:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
From what I understand you think Matomo's geographic tracking (seeing who comes from what country) is a problem in China for your wiki.
I'm not sure parts of Matomo can be shut down like that, and it will take a more technical eye/someone from SRE to see how plausible this is. --Raidarr (talk) 08:24, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. So far we've not disabled or excluded any wiki from Matomo. What kind of issues are being encountered with users from mainland China? Is Matomo being blocked and causing issues for users when accessing your wiki? I don't think a prospective worry about Matomo would be enough to have it disabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
TW and Hongkong SAR As China laws is violate,They are not country. Isutan (talk) 03:19, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Isutan, can you clarify this a bit? That being said, I believe that you can opt out of Matomo analytics tracking, by adding the noanalytics user right to either of the (a) * (all users) or user (registered users) user groups. If that doesn't work for your purposes, can you clarify what you mean? If you're concerned that Taiwan and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region could be used by Chinese government agencies to track Miraheze user information to narrowly, even in an aggregate sense, I wouldn't be opposed to asking our SRE volunteer team to group users within mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, etc. as simply "Asia," to provide for even greater anonymity. There's little value in us keeping country-specific visitor data anyway. Dmehus (talk) 04:20, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The issue here seems to be essentially 'recognition' of Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries by the analytics, a significant political no-no in the mainland. I'm personally unwilling to make significant change to appease this policy, but if merging to a general 'asia' section especially as an opted in thing is an option then I'm in favor of seeing it done. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, merge them into "China", don't say it's the People's Republic of China or delete the country column, which ensures Miraheze's political neutrality. Also, please do it quickly, the number of my wiki visitors is constantly increasing, if anyone finds out, I will be reported, I will “die socially”, and maybe I will be forcibly withdrawn from the world box player community in mainland China Isutan (talk) 06:46, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai Isutan (talk) 06:48, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Isutan: Hello, although I am not a steward, I think this may take a little time for them to change this globally. In the mean time, if you want to get rid of the matomo analytics for all users, since you are bureaucrat, you can select (everyone) in here at the first column and submit by the blue button, then tick the noanalytics box from unassigned permissions. This way, no logs will be visible from Special:Analytics in your local wiki. —Matttest (talk) 13:40, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai@Reception123@Universal Omega Isutan (talk) 02:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This issue sounds quite complex. I would advise following Dmehus' advice to disable Matomo statistics. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:11, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Then just delete it Isutan (talk) 00:04, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
We will not be doing that, apologies. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:06, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: As far as what I can see, he have done that managewiki change after me and Dmehus's guideline. Isutan, if you want to change it globally, it would certainly need more discussion and engagement from other users, thank you for your acknowledgement. -Matttest (talk) 05:41, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai@Dmehus@Agent Isai@Reception123 Isutan (talk) 00:50, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Isutan, please do not ping several people without something attached - there's not much here to reply to, and if you want to see a platform wide change/removal of Matomo beyond the options noted above, it will at least take a successful request for comment. --Raidarr (talk) 01:21, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
My suggestion is to replace "country" with "country and region", and to replace the Greater China region with "Mainland China", "Hong Kong, China", "Macau, China", "Taiwan" or "Taiwan, China".And not to appear country names such as " People's Republic of China" or "Republic of China". 城市酸儒文人挖坑 (talk) 09:13, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I will suggest replacing political states’ name into a common geographical name. To go into details, it will be great to make “country” into “countries and regions”, using geographical names like “Mainland China”, “Hong Kong”, “Macau”, and “Taiwan” (already set). Another proposal is to replace the countries and regions mentioned above, along with Japan and Korea, with “East Asia”. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 12:46, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Extension request: Semantic MediaWiki

As a long-time advocate of this extension (thanks to the now-dormant Referata farm), I have finally decided to give Semantic MediaWiki a go for at least two other reasons:

  • Encouragement from similar proposals by centrist16 and BlackHawk; and
  • Hope that this may resolve a slew of ongoing infrastructural issues/deficiencies across the Tovasala Dictionary on my creative-venture wiki, especially as far as the {{Definition/Position}} component (in entries for "S"- and "T"-initial Tovasala terms) is concerned; details at phab:T8866. (Miraheze's long-time hesitancy over SMW led me to adopt The Next Best ThingTM, DPL3, days after said wiki's relaunch.)

And while you're at it, @RhinosF1:/@Universal Omega:

  • Semantic Result Formats, which Referata also used, may soon be a valuable add-on.
  • If SMW's implementation benefits {{Definition/Position}} well enough, then we might give RegexFunctions a second chance (provided I'm careful enough not to send the affected entry range into a loop again; RgxF is currently disabled thanks to the chaos documented at T8866). Attempts with Scribunto/Lua substitution have not gone any better, and {{#dplreplace:}}'s Unicode support leaves a handful to be desired...

The sooner it arrives, the sooner I'll get to importing/spinning off select property pages from my Referata archives--and I know just where to start ("Unaccented headword"/"Unaccented morpheme name")...

P.S. Before you ask, I'm aware it's an experiment offered by request.

P.P.S. Extension:Score, which never really took off on Miraheze (T5863), is another must-have on my wishlist (as a fledgling composer)--but that's for another filing. Routhwick (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

With assistance from RhinosF1 for the script, SMW is now locally Yes check.svg enabled. Please report back if there are any technical issues arising from the enabling. --Raidarr (talk) 11:49, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The ability to edit may not be affected, but that tricky "upgrade key" message (a familiar sight on the SMW Betaheze earlier this year) comes with the (new) territory, and a few JS bits may be loading on and off as a consequence. How soon before it settles down completely or for the most part?
P.S. Anyone care to tell me more about those three "humming bars" on the top right of a page? --Routhwick (talk) 15:22, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
cc Universal Omega for support in troubleshooting - I enabled SMW, Rhinos ran the script and the upgrade key issue was a result (easily duplicated for me by trying to check the log entries where I enabled SMW through recent changes). This issue is a bit out of my depth. --Raidarr (talk) 12:43, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have now fixed this. Universal Omega (talk) 20:41, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Although SMW is already enabled, it's unable to detect the custom namespaces on my wiki at this writing. The official SMW site shows how to rectify this via $smwgNamespacesWithSemanticLinks; as it stands, we'll start out in the Entry, Morpheme, and Character areas. Baby steps, as they say... --Routhwick (talk) 01:50, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To @RhinosF1:/@Raidarr:/@Dmehus:/@Universal Omega: Bumping so that this issue doesn't get lost in the shuffle. (Also requesting semantics in the Template, Place, Grammar, Corpus, and Backstory namespaces on my wiki.) --Routhwick (talk) 01:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If I dont end up getting to it within the next day or two, you could create a task on Phabricator in order to request that configuration, and someone should get to it. Which may be a bit faster for configuration requests. But regardless, I'll see if I can get to adding it to ManageWiki tomorrow. Universal Omega (talk) 01:50, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If it's not been addressed per UO's message here, I do encourage making a task if you haven't already since enough time has passed. --Raidarr (talk) 12:51, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Already filed. --Routhwick (talk) 14:42, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
With followup at T9341. --Routhwick (talk) 23:09, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately this has long dipped from my field of experience outside of just turning it on. Other than that I'm not really familiar with SMW, or its consequences interacting with other features. --Raidarr (talk) 12:20, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Routhwick, thanks for {{ping}}. Unfortunately, as with Raidarr, this is not my area of expertise. I'm okay with enabling the extension, which it is, but the configuration changes are best done by Universal Omega in the next week or so. Please remember we're all volunteers here, juggling many priorities. Dmehus (talk) 04:01, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for removal of adminship of 黑底屍 in unbooks

Following discussions about him abusing sysop rights and the communcation is ineffective, a sysop rights removal vote has held at 伪基文库:管理員解任投票/黑底屍/第二次, with 3 users voted support for his removal of adminship and 0 opposes. 黑底屍, when being accused of abusing sysop rights, have chosen to withdrawn his rights to debate against the accuses given that he have no replies while he is actually active. I am hereby to ask stewards to review the validity of the vote, and to remove his rights if the vote is confirmed as valid. Please give reply below about it even if the vote is invalid. Thank you for taking time regarding this matter. --Matttest (talk) 06:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. @黑底屍: This is the last chance for you to self-defense your actions. Should you choose not to do it, your rights may be removed by stewards accordingly. Regards, Matttest (talk) 06:25, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
and also please remove his admin and bureaucrat permission from Chinese uncyclopedia thx--幹你媽的黑底屍 (talk) 04:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@幹你媽的黑底屍: I guess it is not possible since a local removal vote needs to be held at uncyclopedia to remove his rights. I will consider other methods to do this, but at the mean time you can express you opinion about him abusing sysop rights in unbooks here, thanks. Matttest (talk) 05:24, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This request, like most steward-level actions in this case, is Symbol wait.svg paused until Dmehus (and I) can look from the top. Frankly this entire affair is a mess. Cross-wiki drama, strained legitimacy in global conventions with next to nothing locally defined, legal threats and all else. I apologize for the yet further delay. --Raidarr (talk) 12:50, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Matttest (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I heard about this a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't believe what I was hearing from the unbookswiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, the whole thing happened is quite complicated and it is extended to uncyclopedia (Traditional Chinese). Matttest (talk) 13:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus and Raidarr: I hope this can be resolved in a few days later. I most certainly understand that stewards have a lot of work to do, but at the same time I guess it should not take much time to review the validity of this vote. Thanks you for taking time reading and reviewing this matter. Cheers, --Matttest (talk) 04:48, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This should be resolved tomorrow, but in the interests of not further fragmenting an already fragmented discussion, I/Raidarr and I will be reaching out to you, Usemane, and 黑底屍 separately via unbookswiki. Dmehus (talk) 05:04, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I will give a preliminary opinion about this vote. Frankly, it's muddy. It comes at a tail end of an overly delayed and complicated issue, thus cannot be as simple as it is made to appear; its participants are largely newcomers or less involved users on the wiki, only a small handful of them. In light of that I would be extremely uncomfortable actioning it on its own, and defer any rights changes to reviewing the wiki's scenario overall. While on paper the process does not seem contentious, when considering it is against one (by proxy of Usemane's involvement, two) senior editor's involvement in the wiki and made by a newer sysop and backed by far newer local users, I cannot address it as though it is perfectly standard. --Raidarr (talk) 12:55, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr and Dmehus: Thank you for your opinion. From my point of view, there are 4 main points that I want to explain, about why this vote should have validity. First, since unbooks is still a non-fully developed wiki that have very few active users, and the trend shows that almost all previously active users is inactive after about a week, I think those new users should have the qualifications to vote given the fact that the voters engaged in the adminship removal discussion are already the most active users in unbooks. Second of all, the new users who casted their vote, is previously engaged in the community discussions in the community portal in unbooks, so they should have known clearly about what’s happening and the major issues of unbooks. Then it comes to the voice of the 3 involved active users in this dispute: me, Usemane, and 黑底屍. Concerning his abuses of admin rights, I voted a support for his removal of adminship. Usemane, on the other hand, have no opinions and bring out no arguments on this vote. Therefore, if you count the vote of the senior editors, the result is rather clear - the consensus is clear that his rights should be removed. Last but not least, I heard no convincing arguments against my accuses to him. 黑底屍 have also chosen not to self-defense against my accuses of him abusing sysop rights. Given that there are no arguments opposing his removal of adminship, plus an absolute majority of users who supported to remove his rights (no matter counting the new users’ or only counting the senior users’ vote), and all the voters have clear knowledge about what is happening by showing activities on the community portal in unbooks, I believe the vote should have validity.--Matttest (talk) 09:36, 30 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hoping to become an administrator in CountryHumans Wiki.

It seems like most of the administrators on the CH wiki are inactive. Ever since the wiki shutdown on FANDOM, I'am hoping to become one of the administrators on the miraheze wiki of CountryHumans. I'am planning to make the wiki a bit better, by adding a logo, changing the background color, etc, as well as restoring some images. If I cannot become an administrator, that's okay. Just wanna make the wiki more better. Thanks. ForestWolffey (talk) 17:32, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

In order to become an administrator (and bureaucrat it seems as you want to change ManageWiki settings like logo and such), you must hold a local election first in which users of the wiki vote for you to become an administrator and bureaucrat. If no one opposes then you can win by acclamation and become a local administrator and bureaucrat. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:35, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ForestWolffey: For a detailed description see here, an essay written by a Steward. After the election, you can show stewards your election on your wiki at Stewards' noticeboard (here, with a new thread), and administrator and bureaucrat permissions may be added to your account at that time.--Matttest (talk) 09:10, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, sorry for the late reply. I will try doing this. ForestWolffey (talk) 21:14, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Accidentally locked myself out

I've moved my old wiki ( to While trying to remove my old account CnocBride as an administrator, it seems that I cannot do anything on either that account or my new account now despite me having changed the user rights, or so I believe. I'm locked out! Was hoping you could Smithwicks (talk) 17:28, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Smithwicks, what's the issue with your CnocBride account? Are you able to login or no? Is it just a permissions issue? If it's a login issue, is it not remembering your password, or is it having lost your two-factor authentication device? Do you know your password, or do you at least have a registered e-mail address associated to it? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:37, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Dmehus, I no longer wish to use my CnocBride account and wish to transfer to smithwicks. My wiki was renamed and I attempted to make smithwicks the sole bureaucrat on the wiki. It seems in the process of transferring control, I have removed all meaningful permissions from my CnocBride account and my smithwicks account has no permissions. I can't access anything on the wiki as its a private wiki and I can't edit the settings of the wiki through my CnocBride account despite it still being a bureaucrat. I was hoping you could make smithwicks the bureaucrat & admin of for me please as I have made a complete mess of this. Thank you. Smithwicks (talk) 13:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Smithwicks: could you leave a confirmation message with your CnocBride account, which will make verification for this easier? --Raidarr (talk) 20:50, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, sure! This is a confirmation message. Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 21:39, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, Smithwicks/CnocBride. Looking further into the issue I apologize since confirmation wasn't really necessary, I was also unsure and wondered if it was a login problem. So the issue here is that read, the essential bit for actually seeing the wiki is tied in with administrator or member and not bureaucrat, which both accounts did hold. In the future you'll need to retain admin, put read on bureaucrat or add yourself to member, any mixture of this should work. But all should be back in order now, let me know if anything more is needed. --Raidarr (talk) 01:20, 27 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your assistance Raidarr! Smithwicks (talk) 10:22, 27 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
CnocBride, thank you for your confirmation edit. While both CnocBride and Smithwicks indeed had bureaucrat and member permissions, so a confirmation edit wouldn't be needed to transfer rights, or delete the wiki, this is actually still helpful should you lose access to either account and need to, say, vanish one account, request one account be removed by the Trust and Safety team in accordance with Data Request Process, or some other sensitive action. Dmehus (talk) 05:09, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Managewiki access Removed by bureaucrat Rights

Hi, I'm WolfMan founder of famepediatech wiki Today I have accidentally removed the rights of the Managewiki from the rights of the bureaucrat, now I will not be able to manage your wiki, please help me. 😔Regards.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  02:27, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Dmehus and Raidarr: Please Attention on My Request. Regards.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  03:17, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have reset the permissions in line with platform defaults. Please be careful with this group; it should be fine now. I still have the other user account business in mind and would like to work through it with better time. --Raidarr (talk) 08:30, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: Thanks.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  09:06, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can accounts be locked that I don't have access to anymore?

I had the old accounts User:KingstonHolm861, User:Walhouse and User:Walhousetestaccount. Can these be globally locked since I can't access them anymore due to not setting email? --Easteary861 (talk) 10:15, 28 May 2022 (UTC) Easteary861 (talk) 10:15, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Easteary861: unfortunately if you are unable to log in and I have no immediate method to verify association (clear technical connections, an existing confirmation from the source accounts) and you do not have anything to verify association with (email, a few other slightly advanced ways to verify ownership) then I have no basis to act on those account's behalf. I would say that inactivity is organic if that makes sense - accounts can freely lie dormant or never used, while locks are preferably a measure of last resort for illegitimate use of accounts or at the least self-imposed forced exits which I don't see being the case here. They aren't markers for any account that goes dormant. In other words I don't believe a lock would help them even if this could be verified. If you still wish to continue I can try to get a colleague to look at this and see if he can get any further here. --Raidarr (talk) 00:16, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Adoption request for MadGenderScience

The MadGenderScience wiki seems to have been abandoned by its administrators some time ago. They do not seem to be active elsewhere on Miraheze, either. The way permissions are set up there prevent me (or any other new user) from meaningfully adding/revising content. I've made multiple attempts to get in touch with the admins requesting edit access, but have had no success. The only activity on the wiki in the last 180 days - I'm not sure how to see further back - was a trivial edit of the "chore wheel" page to stave off an inactivity closure.

MadGenderScience has a lot of good information on it, but the subject matter is an area that is rapidly changing, and things can become out of date quickly. My desire is to keep the information current, as well as add new things not currently covered, such as non-conforming surgical options.

Based on the guidelines from User:Raidarr/Adoption_process, I have added a section to Talk:Main_Page on MadGenderScience regarding my request for admin access there. Since I have no meaningful edit access on this wiki, could a steward please add a sitenotice?

Please let me know if there's any additional information I need to provide or things I need to do.

Thank you for your consideration. RyanC (talk) 11:04, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@RyanC: looking at the wiki I would have used the link to the community guidelines as a base to work off, and/or attempted to reach out on the IRC server. However the domain the links use seem defunct and as you say, the administrators have been gone for quite some time - the most recent was only truly active January 2021 and the others many years prior. With these conditions in mind, and your apparent grasp of due process and the understanding you'll continue the work that was clearly outlined in the original request, I'm happy to oblige your request for sitenotice and will look forward to reviewing this once some days have passed. Thank you for a clean and complete request. --Raidarr (talk) 23:43, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Re: the interesting permissions setup: probably intended for tight curation and far more active admins than present. If you like I can go ahead and see what rights you need to get started since I see no reason you should be restricted, or this is something that can be modified after the election. Either way I don't see any reason to hold that arrangement in stone. --Raidarr (talk) 23:46, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Being granted edit and page creation permissions in the interim would be great if you're willing to do that.
I seem to recall seeing that at some point Miraheze staff locked down edit permissions there to control vandalism/spam, but I can't find that now.
I'm not quite sure what you're saying here about IRC - I did attempt to reach out that way, both via the listed Freenode information, and also on Libera Chat (as most Freenode users moved there) to no avail.
Thanks! RyanC (talk) 14:54, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm a bit concerned that the sitenotice will not be seen by users reading the wiki. There is an existing one about "This is not medical advice, it is mad science!", and it seems that my having dismissed that in the past prevented me from seeing the new one you added. I had to open it in a new browser session to see it. RyanC (talk) 15:00, 29 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@RyanC: apologies for dropping the ball in the past few days. I went ahead and added confirmed for proper edit access, and updated the sitenotice id (thought I did initially, but I guess not). I can go ahead and check again in a few more days. The rights arrangement there is very weird, and would be weird for a Steward to have put together (no other Miraheze operative would/should have had access to just do that), so in the event you get local management rights I'd say you would be within your rights to take out a lot of that middle process (entering irc/discord, getting manually confirmed, then being able to edit). --Raidarr (talk) 13:15, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Regain bureaucrat rights at

This thread is moved from Requests for reopening wikis.

I used to be a bureaucrat on this wiki, but I accidentally took my permissions from myself. So I want to own it again Ekrexso (talk) 07:16, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Alright, this is no ordinary adoption request. Still, I'll work through it here (built in links actually help out) and try to patch this up in the evening when I'm back on desktop. --Raidarr (talk) 08:42, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr and Ekrexso: I have moved this thread in requests for reopening wikis to here since this is not an adoption request, but instead, like the thread above of accidental removal of rights, to seek assistance from a steward. --Matttest (talk) 12:25, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The move is correct. In any case @Ekrexso: the problem is that you deleted the bureaucrat group completely. I have since recreated the group based on the platform's default permissions and have added you and STU back to it. Please be more careful in modifying, in this case deleting the bureaucrat role in the future, especially its managewiki access. --Raidarr (talk) 20:52, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Accesso ai contenuti di labirinti e draghi

Salve, non riesco più ad accedere alle pagine di labirinti e draghi, come posso risolvere il problema?

Non so cosa significhi firmare come dite voi, comunque io sono luca.pbs(at) , LB77 oppure Ellebi77

Grazie--LB77 (talk) 19:48, 30 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@LB77: Hi. We'll need more details. What is the URL of the wiki? When were you last able to access it? Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:27, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Traduzione automatica che può essere utile (Machine translation that may be useful) Ciao. Avremo bisogno di maggiori dettagli. Qual è l'URL del wiki? Quando sei stato in grado di accedervi l'ultima volta?--Matttest (talk) 12:41, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Horrible Music & Songs Wiki

Could you please shut down this wiki now? It is a duplicate of this wiki of the same name, as said wiki was created on August 29, 2017, ([1]), while the other wiki was created on September 23, 2018. ([2]) Although the duplicate wiki was originally intended to be for a migration of the original wiki, the users then started using it as a duplicate wiki that was meant to compete with the original. ([3] [4]) As a result, the administrators from the original wiki had to migrate under a different domain. I think that this wiki should be closed or merged into the other wiki, as it has no good purpose. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 07:54, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have gone ahead and Yes check.svg deleted the wiki as a topical duplication/failing to adhere to its requested scope, and opted for this over a closure period due to the lack of material that is distinct from the peer wiki you have mentioned. I was on the fence regarding a closure period before deletion, but given the circumstances I do not believe that would have had any real benefits. I'm open to re-instating a closure period if you and/or others really would wish this, otherwise the bulk is/will eventually be covered in the dumps released to --Raidarr (talk) 20:26, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting a few dormancy policy exemptions

Hi, so I edit several video game-related wikis on Miraheze, along with DarkMatterMan (many of them within the unofficial brand of Miraheze Gaming Services), kind of like how Qualitipedia has become a brand of its own on Miraheze. It says I can request a few exemptions to the Dormancy Policy, so I'll list the few that I requested via Special:RequestWiki. I do my best to keep an eye on these wikis, but I feel exemptions to the dormancy policy -- better to be on the safe side of things (from what I remember, there was a bug that caused some wikis to be closed from inactivity around the time Miraheze upgraded its data centers). Here's the wikis:

If @DarkMatterMan4500: (who founded these via Special:RequestWiki) is ok with it, I could also request the following to be exempt form the dormancy policy:

The wikis have been very active as of lately, so unless if the wikis suddenly stopped receiving edits, it looks fine just the way it is for now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:12, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: Luigi's Mansion and Wii Sports are two of the lesser active ones as far as I know. I suppose there is a point that if they active, wouldn't have to add them in. The first five above I still have as part of the request. I think MGS could become one of the go-to's of Miraheze, hence why I've connected it to the idea of dormancy policy exemption. Perhaps not in the same capacity as Qualitipedia but still one nonetheless. Bawitdaba (talk) 19:26, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Bawitdaba: The issue here I feel is that DP exemptions are for a limited set of scenarios typically including (in summary) high content, low editing traffic or need for traffic due to being complete, and a clear audience. If you keep your eye on the wikis I think you've already illustrated that a DP isn't exactly necessary, unless you'd consider the wikis more complete - they don't seem to be even if they all have something at least. If MGS becomes a go-to it will sustain its own activity in editing (or perhaps grow into a true need for exemption), while I think there may be a misunderstanding here and it's not needed. The recent changes bug was highly unusual and unlikely to occur again, and was easy to fix especially on wikis with anyone checking + did not cause any imminent data loss.
If you disagree with this and think they're closer to what I describe since this opinion is not backed with an in-depth review and is just a cautionary statement, I can go ahead and review the wikis individually (at least from the initial list). --Raidarr (talk) 20:00, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It should be fine, thank you. You made a good point that the activity sustains itself. If you were to review any, I think Croc Wiki is the only one that comes to mind seeing as Croc has been an inactive game franchise for over 20 years yet it has some historical significance because it branched off from Yoshi during Argonaut's tenure with Nintendo in SNES days. Bawitdaba (talk) 20:09, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: yet I think it stands out as a nice mascot nonetheless. so i guess for an inactive game franchise (Croc Wiki, I'm saying) would make more sense to have look into the Dormancy Policy, as the other urls listed above cover stuff that is very active. Bawitdaba (talk) 20:40, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I wasn't made an admin of the scoobydoowiki

Hello, as you might have seen in the recent changes page, specifically, log entry, I have used the Special:CreateWiki extension, which I didn't know at the time existed until Doug somehow mentioned this to Zppix. Anyway, when I created the wiki, I wasn't automatically given the bureaucrat and adminsitrator/sysop rights at all. Please help fix this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:55, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You made a typo and assigned the wiki to one of your many impersonators. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 19:25, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
RhinosF1 Oh, I see what you mean. How on earth did that happen? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:31, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Corrected. As noted on Discord, I prefer (not as a requirement but as a best practice) to see RequestWiki utilized, even if you do end up approving your own request. CreateWiki is only necessary in very limited situations, and RW has a better paper trail + avoids this issue entirely. --Raidarr (talk) 19:54, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enable Semantic MediaWiki extension on


The Alicesoft wiki migrated to Miraheze from its original host at Fandom. As such, several of its most staple features, such as the Game ( and Character ( templates make use of the extensions "Semantic MediaWiki" and "Semantic Drilldown" and are not completely functional if they are not enabled. To improve site functionality, we would like to request permission to use the Semantic MediaWiki extension.

Thank you for your time.  Alto the Reaper (talk) 01:05, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Alto the Reaper: Yes check.svg done with support from Universal Omega. Please note that our implementation of SMW is experimental and still on a trial basis. Feel free to follow up with any inquiries including reports of unusual errors or issues through Phabricator. --Raidarr (talk) 22:15, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for reopening Retro Windows Wiki

I come back wanting to edit the wiki only to find it closed, and I'm upset about it.

The admin @Xack: manually closed it without giving a good reason. Closing the wiki, making it eligible to be deleted after 6 months, does not seem to be a good way of just "taking a break" (as stated on User:Xack).

If Xack is unwilling to keep being the sysop and/or admin of the wiki, I can take over. But if I do take over I might have to request exemption from inactivity, because this wiki would mainly be read, and it would not be necessary to frequently add content to it. Jack980517 (talk) 07:47, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Jack980517, per this diff at his global user page, I believe that he have decided to retire from miraheze and intended to allow other users to adopt it. In my opinion, I guess you can request it at Requests for reopening wikis to adopt it since the creator will certainly not editing it again and there is nothing different from leaving it to inactivity. Pinging Dmehus (a steward) for a better judgement on this case. Cheers, Matttest (talk) 08:12, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Understood. If Dmehus doesn't reply tomorrow (24h later) I'll go to Requests for reopening wikis. Jack980517 (talk) 09:26, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Jack980517: Well, sorry if my comments make any confusion. That means, I think it would be better for steward to review this case, since Requests for reopening wikis is only for wikis that is closed due to inactivity. I do believe that you are eligible to adopt this wiki, though, since the original bureaucrat is retired. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 09:38, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
IMO you should have stated that you aren't a steward before offering suggestions, or "guesses". An outside observer (someone not familiar with the staff list of Miraheze) wouldn't know that from a glance. Users posting here expect authoritative answers from actual stewards, not someone who have no say on the site's policies. Jack980517 (talk) 10:20, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am helping the issue by pointing out the fact that the original bureaucrat of the wiki is retired, since other stewards isn’t here. Please note that everyone (not only stewards) can use miraheze’s site policies for reference, and suggestions are not vested only in stewards side. I do admit that I should say “although I am not a steward” before giving advice here with the fact that it is stewards’ noticeboard here, and so sorry for confusion. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 10:47, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Jack980517: Steward's input here. Matt raised an interesting point re the main operator's global userpage making an open invitation to 'adopt' wikis. It's an unusual and inadvisable practice to just close a wiki if you're bored, especially if you leave a fairly clear out like that and provide no proper reason for closure when other users are interested and/or present. Iirc he'd already pointed a few more shut down wikis at the retro windows domain and the wiki's scope is quite broad and non-personal in nature. In light of these circumstances I have gone ahead and Yes check.svg opened the wiki, treating this as a valid reopen request that is skirting the line where manual closure would usually be a dent in reopening. It's not an exception made often or lightly, but I believe it holds merit here all things considered.
We don't take issue with users responding to inquiries as long as they are accurate, which I can confirm has been pretty much the case so far (though some interpretation was needed here, that needs to be careful). Alas, part of this is because our team is limited in both numbers and time, and anyone who can volunteer to make things easier in the meantime is encouraged to do so. I do concur that making 'not a steward' evident from the start is best. --Raidarr (talk) 22:06, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: Thank you. According to the site notice that you wrote, I would need to go through the local election process to become sysop, and only then can I request exemption from inactivity. Is that correct? Jack980517 (talk) 00:12, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
A local election is best yes; while I used Xack's edit as a rationale to reopen, they are not clear enough to me to bypass the standard LE a Steward uses when transfer of power/wiki authority is unclear. As for exemption yes, you would need to become 'the operator' (bureaucrat/sysop) to request, but to be frank the wiki in its current state I would not approve to exempt due to limited, highly stub-like content and not clearly fitting other interpretations an exemption is used for. --Raidarr (talk) 15:21, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Raidarr: The time I stated for the local election has passed and no meaningful discussion has taken place. Please make me sysop and admin, thank you. --Jack980517 (talk) 00:24, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Jack980517: Planning to finalize this tomorrow. --Raidarr (talk) 00:47, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for locking

Could you lock the account Rigany? This is my impersonation.Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 23:11, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello @Buel: looking into this I see clear confirmation from your account that Rigany is you, but Rigany's edits and CentralAuth are... confusing. To clarify, is this an account operated by you (if so an edit by Rigany to confirm here would be best), or an unknown user impersonating you? Apologies for the confusion. --Raidarr (talk) 15:18, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Buel, I concur with Raidarr here. Please provide a confirmation edit from Rigany if this is indeed a self-requested lock of your alternate account. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:31, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • @Raidarr Dmehus,Thank you for replying."Rigany" is not mine.This is an impersonation of an unknown user. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 07:37, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Note to steward: The account Rigany seems to be the username that Buel had used before renaming, see User talk:Buel which may help as reference. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 07:55, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Buel: understood. Yes check.svg locked for local impersonation as a notable admin. Matttest's observation is confirmed by the global rename queue, a fairly recent rename at that. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • @Raidarr: I'm sorry for the unfamiliar and incomprehensible English. Thank you very much. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 12:06, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Buel: not an issue, I simply misunderstood the situation. Best of luck. --Raidarr (talk) 14:49, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, can you undelete wiki page: "wikimotor"? Thanks.

Hi, can you undelete wiki page: "wikimotor"? Thanks. Bondiee (talk) 14:37, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Bondiee: Yes check.svg undeleted. --Raidarr (talk) 15:22, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delete dynguwiki

Requested here and here. Naleksuh (talk) 23:16, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Yoshimidsu: I think a better possible method to change the sitename with all the original contents there will be, request for a subdomain change at phabricator. You can ask stewards' to delete the wiki you recently requested to make room for that subdomain change. Then, you can open a new ticket at phabricator to change the sitename to the subdomain you prefer. Hope that helps. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 23:50, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
While I considered mentioning that in the request, the log entry and closing the wiki makes it clear that the goal is to delete it. If Yoshimidsu changes their mind they are welcome to reopen it. Naleksuh (talk) 23:54, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I may have misunderstood the request in the first place. While a phabricator based rename would be more elegant, the new name is already approved and the will on the original wiki is clear. It's Yes check.svg deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 08:53, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for checkuser

Could you check long-term abuse's IP adsress out on Ysmwiki? See also block log for more information.Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 10:38, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Buel: Due to privacy concerns per the Privacy policy, IPs cannot be fished or be linked to any accounts unless it's the other way around. I've been keeping track of how many IPs have been targeting that specific wiki, and I can re-assure you that even Doug, Reception123, Raidarr and other users are aware of this catastrophe as much as I am. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:22, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am not opposed to checking offending IPs for account creations or accounts for IPs pertaining to other creations if they pertain to globally recognized long term abuse. The global recognition is the key. I have little context to an awfully huge range of blocks listed in your block log. It would instead be better to identify recent priority targets associated with behavior which accounts have been globally locked for either across wikis or locked due to their LTA behavior locally, which I/another steward can look into and decide if it is worth checking for connections. Suspicion of alt abuse should be accompanied with specific reasons to assume it is a 'repeat customer', and not just run of the mill vandalism. So I'm afraid just linking the block log does not qualify for me to CU here. What I can do is globally block proxies from registration if you've addressed them locally and they are not globally blocked. --Raidarr (talk) 14:55, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • @Raidarr and DarkMatterMan4500:This LTA is cross wiki abuse.special:centralauth/アラスのだいすき!1 vandalismed globally. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 11:58, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Buel: Yes check.svg Thank you, precisely the example I needed. In addition to crosswiki abuse it directly resembled the last impersonation issue and a cursory check exposed several related accounts. It does seem to overwhelmingly prioritize local abuse, perhaps filters can be considered locally. Alas, creating filters is not my specialty, but perhaps I can point someone towards this to see what can be done. Unfortunately in this case the background was a notable telecom provider, with no apparent proxies to snub out. But this doesn't preclude a more thorough check from a colleague (Steward). Note that DarkMatterMan is just an interested volunteer and does not have the ability to check users or action accounts. --Raidarr (talk) 12:25, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Buel: I've been on that particular LTA's trail for about a few months now, and I've been blocking the IP ranges on the ysmwiki. I've also attempted to modify one of the abuse filters so the disruptive account names can be stopped, causing the IPs behind it to get blocked instantly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:44, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lock Request

Please lock my account. I decided I don't need it any more. Thanks. --PokeFan19 (talk) 16:57, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@PokeFan19 Since you created your account less than two hours ago, I must ask whether you are sure that you no longer want it? If you change your mind a few hours later, we can't keep unlocking and locking your account. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:20, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I am sure. I don't think I'll change my mind about it either, but thanks for checking. --PokeFan19 (talk) 17:30, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@PokeFan19 I understand. By chance, I wanted to ask whether you've had other Miraheze accounts in the past. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:31, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. But I'm not comfortable disclosing my other account name. I had made this account to use at a local wiki where I'm blocked, but then I realized that that would only make things worse for myself. If I want to edit anything here I'll use my other account. And I won't make any more side accounts either. PokeFan19 (talk) 17:39, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

PokeFan19/ApexAgunomu, this is Yes check.svg Done. Please take into account my advisory regarding this issue and the wider context it pertains to. --Raidarr (talk) 18:18, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Proxy blocking

I would like to move forward on proxy blocking both so that SRE can have their excuse to remove reCAPTCHA by stopping spam, and because proxies and VPNs are currently being used for block evasion.

This simply involves generating a list of Wikimedia blocked proxies and applying them, if it is agreed upon. I made a list back in February Special:Diff/237372 but it's gotten outdated since then, and Reception123 has asked how people can verify it is accurate.

Do any Stewards object? User:John User:Void User:Raidarr Naleksuh (talk) 23:01, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I wouldn't feel comfortable with this as Wikimedia's global block list also includes other IPs that were blocked for reasons that are not within our global policies (e.g. T-Mobile IPs, etc) and would also need to be maintained constantly which may be a burden to whoever is in charge of that. If anything, I would potentially support deploying StopForumSpam globally (something being considered by WMF) and seeing if we can use that to block all open proxies and web hosts. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:25, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have been considering building a tool for this sort of thing. It would ideally allow for some sort of oversight when importing blocks, but would also allow for gathering other lists of ranges through other means (such as ASN lookups). I would prefer to make this tool something with a web interface, but it may be more realistic for me (with my skills) to build a standalone application. In the meantime, as building such a tool is simply not going to happen very quickly, I think I'll build a Quarry query to compile the list (this makes it easier for others to use it themselves). -- Void Whispers 23:48, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To clarify, I already built a tool, see the linked diff. Though there's no harm in multiple if you want to make your own as one of the people who can do the blocking. Naleksuh (talk) 00:10, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've seen the diff, but you don't mention there how the list was generated. In either case, I've created Query 65222 and Query 65223 for global and enwiki proxy blocks respectively. -- Void Whispers 00:52, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It looks like that list doesn't have more recent blocks. I think it's using a really old snapshot of the database. For me, I simply rapidly used the API to get a live copy. Naleksuh (talk) 07:10, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for Comment/Replace reCAPTCHA with another CAPTCHA 2

Please reopen this.

  1. There was an actively ongoing discussion about proxy ranges that I returned to this page to continue when I saw it had been closed.
  2. Dmehus closed the last reCAPTCHA RfC, if and when it is time to be closed it should be closed by someone else
  3. Several closures by this user have been overturned recently (for example on community ban discussion)
  4. Close does not accurately reflect the discussion, for example the closer said that reCAPTCHA 2.0 is one of the possible solutions even though it was never mentioned in the discussion (also doesn't solve the reCAPTCHA problem, but that would be content for discussion)
    This is a continued pattern of supervotes by Dmehus that has been going on for a while now

Based on all of the above, I would like this RfC reopened so that discussion on proxy blocking can continue. Naleksuh (talk) 22:49, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Actually this was a global RfC so it is a Steward thing, but I'm not going to move it now. Naleksuh (talk) 22:56, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have moved this to the Stewards' noticeboard where it is now in scope. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:26, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with Naleksuh, the discussion is keep going active on the issue related to proxy blocks. Please reopen the discussion. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 10:16, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
We should instead use SimpleCaptcha (math operation, MediaWiki default), FancyCaptcha (words in an image, used on Wikimedia wikis), MathCaptcha (math operation in an image) or QuestyCaptcha (answer to a question set in LocalSettings.php) Cigaryno66331 (talk) 09:39, 14 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy policy exemption

I'd like to request an exemption to the dormancy policy for

It's a wiki for a relatively popular server on a quite unpopular game engine. (see: Byond)

I don't expect edits to happen often, as the dev cycle is relatively slow, and large changes don't occur too often. And while there's been a handful of people in the past that have done quite a lot, more of the technical details of the game would have to be added by the developers themselves anyways.

If y'all have any questions, feel free to ask. Shadow Quill (talk) 16:42, 10 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Managewiki access Removed by bureaucrat Rights

I'm the founder of the 鸿蒙百科. I added a staff user group so I canceled the Bureaucrats' access permission of the ManageWiki extension. But I forgot to add myself to the user group first (QAQ) . Could any of you help me to add the permission of bureaucrats' ManageWiki-access here? Thank you very much.

PS. I'm really sorry for clearing this page just now by accident.--Cocoream (talk) 11:24, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Cocoream: Yes check.svg done, naturally please be careful when it comes to managewiki changes and permissions design, including making this unusual permissions arrangement clear by some local documentation just to minimize future confusion (for example, what BC would now be for/what takes its place). No trouble regarding your edits, it was fixed quickly. --Raidarr (talk) 12:01, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! I will be careful about that from now on. I'm sorry for editing this page at the same time and losing your edition.
Thank you! --Cocoream (talk) 12:16, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

2 Checkuser requests for the following sockpuppet(s) of Ngozikal and Chuck Quenano

The latest socks of Ngozikal

In this one, the usernames are pretty ducky, and rather obvious in terms of username similarities, and also writing style is identical to other identified socks (there's been a bunch of Ngozikal socks popping up, so if I didn't gather enough, I couldn't quite keep up so I'll try the best I can).

If we look at this history from the Public Broadcasting Service page, you might notice these edits overlap with Kimbella3452's edit, along with some more overlaps from the account(s).

Chuck Quenano's latest socks

There's just too many to list here, but a CheckUser is absolutely needed here, as seen from this remarkable overlap from this article on the Closing Logos Group Wiki. @Dmehus: I assume you might not have read the email I sent you last night, but there's just too many sock accounts from both parties to even list, so I am doing the best I can to gather some type of evidence through the page's history. Sorry if it looks a bit weak, but the usernames are obviously similar in terms of username similarities. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:36, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

DarkMatterMan4500, Indeed, I'd not seen your e-mail message yet, but will aim to look at it tonight, together with this report and any direct messages you may have sent on IRC. Dmehus (talk) 22:45, 11 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There's one that still needs to be banned, because this guy's not the actual logo YouTuber itself who posts logos he captures.--Crazy Muzzarino (talk) 19:52, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Crazy Muzzarino That's  Unrelated to the 2 parties I've listed above. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:56, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 If you closely check the personal info on his profile on the wiki you're addressing the problem at, that is one of his socks he openly used his real name at. So yes that one needs to be banned.--Crazy Muzzarino (talk) 20:10, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Crazy Muzzarino: From what I've been hearing, ThePBSArchive2020's modus operandi is usually impersonation. It could possibly be him imitating Chuck Quenano. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:46, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The Girlfriends Saga Wiki

I'm the owner of this wiki and I know I haven't been editing it for a very long time, but can you make it private so that only I can edit it, so others don't without my permission to?

--XenithXenaku (talk) 18:19, 12 June 2022 (UTC), edited at 18:24, 12 June 2022 to fix errors.[reply]

Making a wiki private and setting it as editable only by you are two different things. If you want to make your wiki private so no one can read it apart from those you authorize, please go to Special:ManageWiki on your wiki and check the "Private" box. To simply make your wiki uneditable by non-administrators, go to Special:ManageWiki/permissions -> (everyone) and revoke the "edit" permission from the group and assign it to the "Administrators" group. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:02, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If you want make your wiki uneditable by non-sysops, you will need to remove the "edit" permission from the "user" group also. Hope that helps. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:20, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Remove bureaucrat right from User:Reiji801 on nucarnival

Hi, could you remove bureaucrat right from User:Reiji801 on nucarnival? It's been 3 months since he got that right, but not a single edit has been made. Thanks. William Surya Permana (talk) 03:57, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward comment It seems that he have no contributions there but was granted with rights by the founder. There is a reasonable thought that this account is an alternate account created by the founder. I will advise you to ask the founder of the wiki about why the rights is granted before asking for steward action here. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:36, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @Matttest. For the reason why the right is granted, actually it's because both Reiji and I requested it on a Reddit comment posted by the founder. So, it's not an alternate account. William Surya Permana (talk) 09:46, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Just for the record, Miraheze does not recognise 'founders' as being superior to other bureaucrats, we only recognize communities. If you want bureaucrat removed, I would suggest holding a vote locally (see Local elections) to determine whether the community wants 'crat removed from Reiji801. If that is the case, a Steward will confirm the vote and remove bureaucrat. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:34, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, I've looked over this and while Reception is typically correct and the LE process is preferred for major changes involving the bureaucrat right, there are several factors here where I believe a speedy removal is warranted. The first is the zero edits, making the affected a non-factor community wise. Second, the reddit post which I believe checks out on the nature (and general terms) of the promotion; the reasons provided there aren't met, indeed admin let alone bc wasn't necessary unless the wiki restricts editing to admins. BC in good part is the technical area that the user in question didn't really want to involve in. Third is the absence of any community that would lend merit to this process - the only substantive vote would be the founder, aka co-operator who's been away for some time, though in accounting for his background a removal request would have less ground to stand on and at the very least I would expect reaching out.
The circumstances in this one are fairly clear and this would merely be a clerical inactivity removal in what appears to be a healthy, if tiny ecosystem. I assume if the rights are needed in the future they can just be re-requested/regiven. Otherwise I'll pull from the Code of Conduct regarding graceful resignation, though in this case the user is 'being' resigned. I'm going to call this Yes check.svg Done and circumvent bureaucratic fuss in an affair which does not need it. --Raidarr (talk) 12:01, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your help, @Raidarr. Yup, you're correct, sadly this wiki lacks active users at the moment. William Surya Permana (talk) 02:17, 14 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikilouco again

So, 2 weeks ago i requested bureaucrat at WikiLouco. They told me to create a votation, and so I did. But, since then nobody came to vote, so I now I can get the staff, thank you. The Log (talk) 14:35, 13 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for the following accounts

I am asking for a CheckUser on these particular accounts as they have been editing in a similar fashion to either Anti villain or Gigdsclasp, with similar trolling tactics or otherwise disruptive behavior.

Here's a comparison of behavioral evidence and/or similar editing styles they have been using to consider:

So overall, a CheckUser might be necessary, as Anti villain/Gigdsclasp has been known for resorting to sockpuppetry or lock evasion for over a year now, and these accounts need to be checked, along with any sleepers they might be carrying around. Thank you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:23, 14 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]