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Whether we add this to an existing or new global abuse filter, or to an external links MediaWiki configuration file on GitHub, I'm agnostic as to ''which approach'' we use; however, principally, the reason for blacklisting it is that if we stop the ability to link to a frequent method by which LTAs post problematic content about Miraheze users, we stop, or at least make more difficult, the ability of LTAs to link to that content. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 22:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Whether we add this to an existing or new global abuse filter, or to an external links MediaWiki configuration file on GitHub, I'm agnostic as to ''which approach'' we use; however, principally, the reason for blacklisting it is that if we stop the ability to link to a frequent method by which LTAs post problematic content about Miraheze users, we stop, or at least make more difficult, the ability of LTAs to link to that content. [[User:Dmehus|Dmehus]] ([[User talk:Dmehus|talk]]) 22:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
== Can you close this wiki please, it's corrupt ==
So I'm talking about Common Sense Wiki, it's full of propaganda, false claims, biased reasons, it's hypocritical, the admins are corrupt and the wiki defends Zenko who is an SJW, the reason why it's hypocritical is because Ramadhan1a is banned from all positions of being an admin there due to being an SJW when the wiki supports Zenko (who is an SJW as mentioned).
Can this wiki be closed please?
Here's the link to the wiki

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Request for wiki deletion

I request that the wiki at be deleted. Universal Omega (talk) 17:37, 13 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Relisting for steward action. Dmehus (talk) 02:40, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: One typo has been corrected. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Why would you want this wiki deleted? ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: Probably because @Universal Omega: created the wiki, possibly in error, so he is requesting that a steward delete it? Dmehus (talk) 12:19, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: @Dmehus: is correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Universal Omega (talkcontribs) 12:33, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

How do I restore this page?

User:DMBFFF/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice

I created it several months ago—long before June 2020.

Here's Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 12#I FUBARed a few of my wiki's pages—now what? for reference. Thanks. DMBFFF (talk) 01:26, 21 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@DMBFFF: If you are an administrator on the wiki there is a restore button that allows you to do so. You can click here and it will take you there. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:10, 24 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Done, but it's a redirect that I made it in June. I created the page months earlier. Again, I think I lost the original content when I moved it to the new namespace, turned the former into a redirect, and then removed the namespace (erroneously, it seems). DMBFFF (talk) 10:54, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It looks like I won't be getting any help in this anytime soon. It's a good thing I saved my old pages. To anyone is reading this, save your pages, and don't delete particular namespaces without first moving the ones you don't want lost. Maybe I'll figure this all out myself in several months or a few years. I'm not faulting the admins: it's just the way it is, I suppose. DMBFFF (talk) 16:18, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: Looking at this request, you actually came to the correct location, if (a) you first asked a local administrator to restore your page and (b) if a local administrator on that wiki did not action your request for restoration within "a reasonable period of time" (somewhat common practice seems to be at least seven days must've elapsed). At that time, you can request here, ideally linking to your request on the local wiki, and a steward (or Global Sysop (as long it's not a GS opted out wiki) can then action your request appropriately (if the local wiki has local deletion/undeletion policies, then those prevail; otherwise, it's subject to global policies and conventions)). I'm going to {{ping}} @Reception123: back to this request to alert him to your follow up. Dmehus (talk) 16:47, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: You are a local bureaucrat and administrator on this wiki. You should, therefore, be able to undelete this page. Apologies to Reception123 for my premature {{ping}} above. Dmehus (talk) 16:51, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: I see the problem. You only restored the most recent revision, which was a redirect. Go back into the page restoration function for that page and restore all revisions, then undo only the most recent edit to show the previous page. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DMBFFF: You may also want to check the destination page, FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice. I'm not seeing any logs for that page, but seeing as that is a redlink, there could very well be content that can be restored there. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you Reception123 and Dmehus for your replies. As per Reception123's link "here" it leads to only 2 earlier versions to restore: the earliest being 28 June 2020, whereas I created the page several months earlier—possibly even last year.

In my my post to MediaWiki, a mw:User:Bawolff said:

if you know the numeric page id, often you can use the curid parameter (but that doesnt seem to work in your case) or the api using page id parameters.

Otherwise you need miraheze to run cleanupTitles.php.

I don't know what that all means—as I'm far from being an expert.


  1. I created a new namespace, "FMRAV:"
  2. I moved some of my pages to it. I believe the histories were also moved to such pages, e.g. User:DMBFFF/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice and its history was moved to FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice
  3. I then turned the old pages into re-directs to the FMRAV: pages e.g. User:DMBFFF/Dekadays beginning from winter solstice.
  4. I then changed my mind—as I'm still working out things in my wiki.
  5. I then erred when I removed/deleted/whatever the namespace. What I think I should have done was to move the content in the FMRAV pages back to their original pages, and then remove/delete/whatever the FMRAV pages. As it is, I didn't and apparently lost content and histories of such, and the original pages remained/remain as redirects.
  6. As I figure this stuff is unlikely truely lost—maybe it's in the original pages, maybe it's in the FMRAV pages—at least for the experts—I'm not seeing any logs for that page, but seeing as that is a redlink, there could very well be content that can be restored there. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 30 July 2020 (UTC)—I posted my issue here last month and MW, with the resulting replies.

Again, though this is presently the worse thing to have happened to me here in Miraheze, it is one that I can live with as I save pages. If anyone can help me fix it, great. If not, again, it's a lesson learned, and I might figure it out on my own and/or come across something in several months or a few years. I am far from despondant, and I thank all for their time.

Now I have another question! :D

I can now embed YouTube videos

such as in Fun:Song(s) for the dekaday#23rd dekaday

and Wikicommons videos such as in


how about Vimeo, DailyMotion (more hypothetically than anything), niconico, YouKu, and maybe xHamster and PornHub, not for porn but, oddly as it sounds, music?

such as in Fun:Song(s) for the dekaday#15th dekaday, this, and this(4:31 in to video)?

—stuff you won't see on YouTube anytime soon, but has some musical and artistic value (and for those not offended by female nudity.)

Also, how would one embed a YT, or other video, to play only at a certain time?

Such as when wanting to cue to the lady holding the Gadsden flag 3:36 into this video: 6:07

Again, help is appreciated.   :)   DMBFFF (talk) 02:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I must be some kind of wiki-moron.
my recent changes
I moved [Category:Relatively small little known places] to [Category:The world's relatively small little known places] without leaving a redirect, and it seems to have worked out.

I moved [FMRAV:CMNF Club (draft)] to [Draft:CMNF Club]. Again no problem though the latter also shows up as a red link.
Noticing that all but 1 of my Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki: namespaces didn't show up on the special pages (as the prefix) I thought I'd experiment by moving [Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:FMRAV] to [Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:FMRAV] without leaving a redirect, as an experiment, with the intention of moving it back, and apparently the content disappeared from both pages.
So what do I do in what I figure will be in the absence of useful advice?
As I've saved the pages I'll create a new page with the same name, based on pages I've saved.
I will give up on being able to search under the special pages tab for some of the prefixed pages—it should be enough that I categorize my pages.
As for my questions about vimeo and the others, I will upload still images from the videos—screenshots—that when clicked will go to such sites, and accept that perhaps +99% of sheeple on the internet know of no other (non-porn) video sites save YouTube, Facebook, and TicToc, and thus few will be interested in my concerns here.
I would ask how one could pipe FMRAV pages for categories, as in [Category:Contents|FMRAV] without it showing up under "F" instead of "FMRAV" but instead I'll use the Greek letter Phi—"Φ"—e.g. [Category:Contents|Φ], and explain in my [Fiction and Fictional Settings Wiki:FMRAV], once I re-create that page.
Best wishes to all in surmounting their obstacles. (I'm not angry: just a little tired. Time for a break.)
DMBFFF (talk) 23:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please IP-ban these users,

They have kept on vandalizing the Eric Crowley page on the Horrible Vyonders Wiki. --Rainstorm1650 (talk) 05:04, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Rainstorm1650: Looking at the global contributions I see all these users have no edits: could you please link me to the original account that was vandalising? And additionally, if this is happening on one local wiki only local blocks should suffice in my opinion. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:26, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Void: It's because the wiki has the moderation extension and the first account is the first one on the list Rainstorm1650 (talk) 06:10, 27 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Another vandal

MRPlSSSHlTHEAD 1488 is a vandalism-only account. Please lock their account when one of you guys sees this. —Seewater514 (talk) 15:14, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the report. Even though the account has only vandalised locally the username violates our Username Policy so it will be locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:28, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock this account

SchoolShootingsAreFunny1488. Another troll. Kesner (talk) 15:58, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for the report. The account in question has been Yes check.svg locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:06, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The vandal is back

The troll Known as "Mr. PissShitHead" is back with a third sockpuppet: Suicide Is Very Funny 1488. --Seewater514 (talk) 16:50, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I would like to request a CheckUser for this user and block his IP range. If anyone wants to second this motion, please do. Thanks! --TFFfan (talk) 16:53, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: I don't think the likelihood of a CheckUser check increases by community consensus to do so. What matters are the diffs. Do you have some behavioural evidence from both user accounts to warrant the check? That would be helpful. Dmehus (talk) 16:58, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I do not have diffs, but the names are obviously the same people doing the same thing. --TFFfan (talk) 17:04, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
(edit conflict) @TFFfan: Yeah, diffs likely aren't required in this case because the username you posted on Discord #irc-relay is identical to the above-noted username. This is duck quackingly-related to Mr. PissShitHead. Dmehus (talk) 17:14, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The ASN for all three of these accounts is being globalled right now. -- Void Whispers 17:17, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 17:19, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Vandals on Astonishing Scratchers Wiki

These IP addresses are vandalizing pages there and even if they are blocked, they still spam using Flow

Lock these addresses:


I think the vandal has a VPN InspecterAbdel (talk) 17:49, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@InspecterAbdel: Have you rangeblocked them? They shouldn't be able to edit Flow pages, as far as I'm aware, if properly blocked. Let me know if you would like help with locally rangeblocking; I can help with the IPv4 rangeblocks, but would suggest @RhinosF1: as someone to help with the IPv6 rangeblock, as I'm not familiar with that yet. Dmehus (talk) 17:55, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Just to let you know, I can help rangeblock right now for both IPv4 and IPv6. --TFFfan (talk) 17:57, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: @Dmehus: I don't know how to range block, I think you guys should do that InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:01, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: I will do it. Just can you grant me admin rights for a day, and I will take care of it. --TFFfan (talk) 18:03, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
(edit conflict) @InspecterAbdel: Unless @TFFfan: wants to, I'd be happy to do it, if you'll grant me sysop privileges for < 24 hours. Dmehus (talk) 18:05, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: I'm not a bureaucrat on that wiki, so I can't make you an admin. Try asking CircleyDoesExtracter InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:07, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter: Pinging them so they get it. I need sysop rights on the wiki for 24 hours or less to take care if IP ranges blocking. Thanks. See discussion above. --TFFfan (talk) 18:09, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel and TFFfan: I've asked @CircleyDoesExtracter: on Discord as well to grant TFFfan temporary sysop rights to do this. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus and InspecterAbdel: I've given @TFFfan: admin rights for a day. Let's see. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 18:12, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus, CircleyDoesExtracter, and InspecterAbdel: Yes check.svg Done locally. --TFFfan (talk) 18:23, 25 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Another account that needs to be locked

AlreadyTaken. Vandalism only account. Kesner (talk) 10:50, 26 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done by Reception123. Dmehus (talk) 14:34, 26 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

New Reception Wiki Bureaucrat Request

I was the original creator of the wiki and the wiki has gotten some vandalism recently. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maddox121 (talkcontribs) 14:06, 26 July 2020

@Maddox121: You have also posted an adoption request for this wiki at Requests for adoption. Can you give us a few more details here? Firstly, is this wiki still active? If so, then I will close your adoption request. Next, how were your rights removed and by whom? Can you link us to any local policies in effect on the wiki at the time so a steward can assess whether your rights were removed in accordance with the local policies at the time? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:23, 26 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It appears there was an error during the wiki creation process that created the wiki without assigning a local administrator/crat. This is ideally something that should be caught the moment it happens (by the wiki creator), but I've fixed it now. -- Void Whispers 15:26, 26 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Can you accept my request for a special:GlobalRenameRequest? It's been about a week since I made my request.--Houyagokusai (talk) 10:21, 27 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A user needs to get locked

Autist Alif From Samarinda is a troll. He committed cross-wiki vandalism and harrasment InspecterAbdel (talk) 17:52, 27 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Already done by Reception123. Dmehus (talk) 17:59, 27 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Trolls on Awful Movies Wiki that needed to be blocked

List of trolls on Awful Movies Wiki:

  2. N1ggers fanclub
  3. Idontlikeawfulmovieswiki

Stephenfisher2001 (talk) 19:06, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Stephenfisher2001: Is there evidence that the vandalism and trolling is occurring cross-wiki (ideally, on two or more wikis which do not share a common bureaucrat team)? If not, locally handling it is usually best. Having said that, the second user you identified is clearly a username policy violation, so I'm going to {{ping}} Reception123. Dmehus (talk) 19:09, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Well, I don't know if it's a sock puppet or not but, they're two vandals were N1ggers fanclub, and IHATEAWFULMOVIESWIKIWORSTWIKI, just vandalized The Room page on Awful Movies Wiki. :( Stephenfisher2001 (talk) 19:20, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Stephenfisher2001: That's true, and I agree that users #1 and #3 are quacking as likely, just on the similarity of their usernames. It's quite possible that #2 is as well, so a CheckUser may be helpful in this case. Rangeblocking their IP address(es) globally could be helpful in such a case, especially if they have a habit of creating multiple accounts to target your wiki. Thank you for your report. Did you want to locally block them all for now, with autoblock enabled to prevent them using the same IP addresses as those blocked accounts? Dmehus (talk) 19:24, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. Stephenfisher2001 (talk) 19:31, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Stephenfisher2001: I've let the stewards and Global Sysops know of this thread on Discord. I see you are a content moderator, so not sure if you have access to the Special:Block page on that wiki. What you can do is go to the Special:ActiveUsers page on that wiki and message any administrator to block them locally with autoblock enabled, pending global action. Dmehus (talk) 19:54, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Users #1 and #3 seem to have been Yes check.svg blocked locally, and user #2 now no longer exists so it was likely either (a) hidden or (b) renamed to someothing more appropriate. Dmehus (talk) 20:46, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done All three are locked. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 21:03, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A troll is back

Can you lock Fetus? He is a vandal, a sock of Autisticide/JEWICIDE, called me Autistic and made a hate page about me just for reporting him to stewards, and he wishes death to all autistic people, which includes my friends and little brother ;( InspecterAbdel (talk) 20:21, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@InspecterAbdel: Do you have some evidence that Fetus is a sockpuppet of that other globally locked user? I will say that I declined the user's wiki requests 13437 and 13438, but mostly due to lack of clarity on the requested wiki's purpose and topic. Personal attacks and harassment are never acceptable, but stewards and Global Sysops will typically require you to link to the diffs. There's a user script in my global.js file (diff-permalink) that you can add to your global.js file to make linking to the diffs easier. Dmehus (talk) 20:36, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg User locked by @Void:. In future, though, it is definitely helpful to link to the diffs. Dmehus (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Well both made autism jokes, both hate me (he put PowerDagger15 (my old name) on "worst miraheze users" on TheTopTens jsut because I reported him), both wish death towards autistics. InspecterAbdel (talk) 20:46, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Thank you, that is very helpful context for that wiki request I declined. I am glad I declined it as it didn't give me a good feeling. It purported to be a "top 10 user wiki," but gave the impression of being a "top 10 positive users" wiki. Seeing that now, it's clear now that the user attempted to deceive us wiki creators. I will note that in the wiki request. Thank you for your report, and I'm sorry you and your brother had to see those comments. Dmehus (talk) 20:49, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Oh great, he's back with another sock. Lock him, @Void:. — Preceding unsigned comment added by InspecterAbdel (talkcontribs) 21:30, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Yes check.svg User locked by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 21:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Just Asking have you set any Abuse filters they usually help when there is issues with trolls? --Cocopuff2018 21:33, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

@Cocopuff2018:, good suggestion. I can try investigating setting up a basic abuse filter on @InspecterAbdel:'s wiki. They clearly have a preference for similar, inappropriate usernames. Dmehus (talk) 21:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
If you need me to I can set up the abuse filters If needed just Let me know Cocopuff2018 21:57, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: How do you set up an abuse filter? I want to set it up myself. Oh and is it ok for me to have autopatrolled rights? InspecterAbdel (talk) 21:57, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: I'm not an administrator, so I can't say, but my preference would be to see you go 7 days without needing an {{unsigned}} signature to be added. If you can consciously make an effort for the next four days, I will personally nominate you for autopatrolled at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard on 1 August 2020. How about that? As for the abuse filter set up, it's done through Special:AbuseFilter, but you have to know a bit of code that works with the MediaWiki functions. I've got to look into it more, but I can probably set up a dirt simple one for you in a couple days, and then show you how to do it. Dmehus (talk) 22:05, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Ugh, he's back again as RevivedBlaze, and he admitted he's Austicide InspecterAbdel (talk) 00:33, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Can you link to the Special:Diff where RevivedBlaze admitted to being Autisticide? You just use [[Special:Diff/######|diff]], where ###### represents the numerical value of the revision where the user said that. That's helpful for expediting locking due to sockpuppetry. 00:38, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Nevermind...I got it, as the user only had one edit, so was easy to find. Thanks also to @CircleyDoesExtracter: for reporting on Discord, too. Dmehus (talk) 00:43, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Sockpuppet put back in the sock drawer by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 00:53, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: He's back again, and said that people with autism get offended easily, and that's why he wants to trigger them. Sorry if I said this but I told him to hang himself and get raped . Sorry if I said a death threat to him but he's getting on my nerves InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:11, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: That's fine; it's understandable. In fairness, it's just a sockpuppet after all.
Yes check.svg Sock ripped to shreds by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 18:20, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock General I80

Reason: He's been commiting heinous crimes such as whiteknighting Zenko, he's wishing users such as Kesner, Portrock1566, and Voltuse to get globalled because they blocked him for whiteknighting a bad user, will call anybody who blocks him an "SJW" and he cannot handle being blocked and calls it as being "unfair". He also made false allegations towards Voltuse, NeptunePerson2018, and others on the [Free Adminship Blacklist] including Masson Thief --Hookuai (talk) 02:42, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Hookuai: Specific diffs would be helpful. Also, what do you mean by the term "whiteknighting"? And finally, on which wiki(s) is this occurring, and will one or more local indefinite blocks suffice? Dmehus (talk) 03:35, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Basically, the term "whiteknighting" means blindly defending another user. There could be proof for his hostile behaviour: Special:Permalink/105724#Can you please unban me from two wikis? and User talk:Kesner --Hookuai (talk) 04:41, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Hookuai: Thanks for the clarification on what it is meant by "whiteknighting." I can see what you mean by the first referenced diff, but I would note that no steward or Global Sysop action was taken there. It was archived without action, which suggests they either (a) didn't see merit in his complaint or (b) it was unnoticed (which was less likely). I recall noticing it, but it contained no diffs and seemed like a local dispute. In terms of the second diff, that is unfortunate that General I80 locally blocked Kesner. For a wiki that seems to purport to advocate for free speech and welcome all viewpoints, with a name like "Common Sense Wiki," it's more than a bit ironic and disappointing. Nevertheless, as unfortunate as it is, and it does appear that the user is behaving in a childish fashion, I'm personally not seeing anything that rises to the level of warranting Global Sysop or steward involvement, but I'll nonetheless {{ping}} @Reception123: to take a second look. Hope this helps. If you would like my personal opinion, I personally think that all parties should agree to avoid each other's wikis and limit their interactions in communal wikis on which they each don't hold local bureaucrat or sysop user rights. Dmehus (talk) 05:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I've found more people, including me getting blockes on Common Sense Wiki because of a rule that sas that if an admin blocks the user, they will be blocked proving how I80 is very childish and he can't handle being blocked. And when Reception123 blocked an IP address on the wiki, he unblocked her for 2 seconds. --Hookuai (talk) 16:29, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Hookuai: This seems to be a two-way dispute, so I've yet to, and am indeed hesitant to, form an opinion either way. Throughout all of this, I noted that General I80 has not been notified of this global complaint against him. How come? Was that just an oversight? Since this dispute involves two parties, both parties should submit their statements and/or evidence, and then a steward can look into what the right approach to resolving this is. Dmehus (talk) 16:49, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Cannot edit due to Inactivity

Hi, I created gvdswiki as a community wiki for the Global Virtual Design Sprint community. After setting it up I have been working to find a team to help me grow the wiki. I have now found a team to help me but the wiki has been inactive for over 60 days and I cannot edit the wiki. How do I get it back? BigG (talk) 12:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@BigG: I see that you are an administrator on that wiki, but, since the logs are private, I cannot see if and/or how you came to lose your bureaucrat status on this wiki. Can you look in your ManageWiki logs and let me know how you came to lose your status? If it's something as simple as a configuration change you or another bureaucrat made, or even a likely inadvertent removal of your rights with no described narrative why, then that'll make it easier for a steward to action this request. Dmehus (talk) 16:22, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yet again another troll came

User:MR. PlSSSHITHEAD came back and went to Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki and then he went to upload a gif showing a gross image of a naked guy squatting. Lock him. --Hookuai (talk) 15:55, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done By Void. --TFFfan (talk) 16:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: @Hookuai: This user has an apparent preference for similar usernames. You could probably thwart these users from even being created with a simple wildcarded entry to your Title blacklist. It won't stop the user from creating entirely new usernames, but at least it would prevent the user, to a certain extent, from creating myriad variations on "Mr. Pissshithead". Dmehus (talk) 16:12, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: He's back. Also, check the sitenotice there InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:23, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Thanks...@CircleyDoesExtracter: has reported this on Discord #cvt channel, and I've linked to your diff. Do you want some help setting up a Title blacklist? I'm willing to be a local bureaucrat on your wiki, but can't promise any contributions to the wiki. Think of me as a silent, local bureaucrat WikiGnome. Dmehus (talk) 16:27, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: It's ok, I think we'll take care of the problem. I added a sitenotice for the bureaucrats who know how to protect the wiki InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Okay, sounds good. {{ping}} me if you need assistance. Dmehus (talk) 16:34, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Sock stuffed by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 16:33, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I found another group of sockpuppet, these are MrPlSS, and Autisticide666. They keep on coming back and makes fun of people who are autistic. These are suspected sockpuppets. I found on unfavorable wikis and users wiki. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 18:09, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter:, thanks for monitoring. These sockpuppets have been Yes check.svg ripped up by @Void:. Dmehus (talk) 18:22, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter: Can you set up an abuse filter on UW&UW and FCRAFW? I don't want Mr.Autism is funny to raid it InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:28, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspectorAbdel: You can just block him from editing or you can use this cond: added_words contains "autism" — Preceding unsigned comment added by ThesenatorO5-2 (talkcontribs) 09:37, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A troll is back again

This time it's not Autisticide, he is called "Mr.P***S***Head" and he uploaded NSFW files and told people to heil him. The file got deleted though. InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:03, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done By Void. --TFFfan (talk) 16:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

How do I mass delete pages in

Andrewbdfe (talk) 17:16, 29 July 2020 (UTC) I'm trying to delete pages with the word "Thread:" in Special:Nuke because its clogging the wiki and I try to mass delete this pages but it keep saying "There are no page titles matching your search." Andrewbdfe (talk) 17:16, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Andrewbdfe: How many pages is it? If Thread: is a namespace on your wiki, you can delete all threads in that namespace (be sure you want to do this). Alternatively, you can tag the threads with [[Category:Name of some category]], and then nuke the pages in that category you created and utilized. Failing that, there's a maintenance script system administrators can run, and which can be requested on Phabricator. It's under the MediaWiki project and Maintenance workboard. Dmehus (talk) 17:39, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Andrewbdfe: Thank you also for signing your posts with ~~~~. I thought I'd just give you this useful pro tip: instead of using external links to your wiki, you can use magic hook wikilinks (a Miraheze creation) in the form of [[mh:subdomain:fullpagename|optional piped link]]. Dmehus (talk) 17:50, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: But "Thread:" is not a namespace on my wiki and I'm trying to delete all the pages at once with nuke but I can't and that I have to do it manually which thats long Andrewbdfe (talk) 18:02, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Andrewbdfe: That's okay if it's not a namespace, but can you edit those thread pages to tag them with a category? That way, you can easily tag the category to each of the thread pages and nuke all thread pages tagged in that category. Special:Nuke is very limited in its approach; you have to either nuke all pages by a given user, all pages created in a given namespace, or all pages in a given category. Otherwise, you have to know SQL LIKE commands, and I haven't completely understood all of that yet. How many pages are you talking? If it's not too many, then this is the approach you should take. If you're talking hundreds or thousands, then see my reply above. Also, are they comingled within a given namespace? If there is only threads in that namespace, you could just nuke all pages in that namespace easily. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: But there are too many of these pages and how do I do SQL LIKE commands Andrewbdfe (talk) 18:58, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Andrewbdfe: How many is too many? It shouldn't take too long to copy a category onto each page in rapid succession. One can probably tag 2-3 pages per minute, at human speed, so you're looking at 120-180 pages per hour. Is it more than that? Do you know which namespace(s) they're in? I am not familiar with SQL LIKE commands, especially with MediaWiki's syntax, so will have to defer on that. At any rate, it really shouldn't be utilized by users who are new to Special:Nuke. Let me look at your wiki quickly. Dmehus (talk) 19:03, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus:: But than how do you create a namespace for "Thread:" Andrewbdfe (talk) 19:06, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Andrewbdfe: Okay, I had a quick look. I see what you mean. It looks like you've enabled all your discussion forum and messaging extensions in Main: namespace, hence the clutter. In future, you should be able to use Special:ManageWiki/namespaces (on your wiki), create a new namespace called Thread: and then enable the messaging extension in that namespace. The extension may be able to be configured via Special:ManageWiki/extensions (also on your wiki) to be set up in its own namespace, too. Not familiar with the extensions, so I make no guarantees as to whether this is feasible. Nevertheless, I see what you mean. Do you want all threads deleted? And, are they all in Main: namespace? I will message the system administrators on Discord to look at this request and set up a deletion script to mass delete these pages for you. Dmehus (talk) 19:13, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus:: Actually making them a namespace solve the problem, thank you Andrewbdfe (talk) 19:19, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Andrewbdfe: I actually said that there may unintended consequences from changing the namespace configuration for those extensions with the existing pages still outstanding. I checked the deletion log on your wiki, and don't see them having been deleted. Nor do I see where they were moved to in your created namespace. Can you kindly fill me in on the details for keeping this request up-to-date and filling in the Phabricator ticket I created? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:33, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Andrewbdfe: Please revert whatever namespace configuration you've done; the pages do not seem to have been deleted. Rather, because of the namespace configuration change, those existing thread pages are causing bad title errors on your wiki. So, if you can kindly confirm, on-wiki, by way of a reply, so that a system administrator can handle the mass deletion you originally requested. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:00, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
See also this discussion on @Reception123:'s user talk page, this discussion on the @Andrewbdfe:'s user talk page on Real Life Villains wiki, and this discussion on my user talk page. Dmehus (talk) 20:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
We need them to delete half as they talk about subjects that are banned from this wiki (e.g. Donald Trump). TheGreatGazebo (talk) 23:43, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TheGreatGazebo: Okay, that's problematic, moreso for you guys than anything as you will need to compile a list of all pages to delete. If you'd prefer just to have all pages with those prefixes deleted, please feel free to say so, but at present, all we can do now is fix your wiki by reverting the Special:ManageWiki/namespaces configuration changes. Dmehus (talk) 00:16, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I think you already know this, but the reason why there are thread pages is that the wiki used to be on FANDOM, but the dumb staff closed the wiki for a dumb SJW reason, so the FANDOM importing bot imported pages from FANDOM to Miraheze, so the comments got imported too, and that's why there are "Thread" pages. Here is an example. InspecterAbdel (talk) 15:46, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: I didn't actually know those specific details on the hosting and importation history for this wiki, but figured it was probably a migration from Fandom. I also figured these extensions, or some version of them, were likely heavily used over at Fandom. So, thank you for pointing out those useful details. Dmehus (talk) 16:02, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Oversighter request on

I want oversight access on only [ This site] for these uses:

Obvious ones

  • To redact personal information
  • removal of standard copyright infringement
  • removal of explicit adult content
  • Suppress usernames which is unacceptable
  • Removal of personal attacks pointed towards normal admins and moderators(have the browse archive flag)

Not obvious ones

  • To hide blatant vandalism
  • To remove misunderstanding causing information which has proven ineffective with RevDel.
  • Removal of derivative work of content licensed under CC-**-ND-** X.X license. ( ND prohibits derivative work)

@Void, 開拓者, John, and NDKilla:

The reason for requesting is that I would like to speedily remove all information like that whenever I can see them, and not to wait another few days for the results to come out, since there might be articles like SCP-166 or SCP-053 and Montok-110 which I would like to closely monitor and speedily suppress problematic content since SCP-166 or others like it if miswritten or misstructured can constitute as extremely unacceptable content such as pornographic and extremely violent content which should be suppressed immediately. If the members of the community want a vetting oversighter I will post another request up here as well.


This site is based on an idea at bilibili and its editors sometimes make mistakes that may make mistakes that caused confusion and someone accused me of hosting a cult website (see the deleted 2 revisions of the main page), although these edits are not done by me. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 01:00, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@ThesenatorO5-2: With regard to the fourth reason for requesting Oversight, revisions do not need to be suppressed to maintain CreativeCommons copyright compliance. These can be revision deleted. Regardings the fifth reason, you can revision delete these, and link to the revisions in your request for oversight to stewards(at) Reason # 2 only requires revision deletion. The only real valid reason for requesting Oversight permissions on your wiki would be the first reason, but you haven't articulated a clear need to be able to do this yourself (that is, you can request oversighting by e-mailing stewards(at), so I'm going to go out (on not very much of a limb) and say this is likely to close as not done. Dmehus (talk) 01:40, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I also added some possible reasons. Things like SCP-166 may exist since my wiki is hosting derivative works of the SCP wiki hosted elsewhere, and CC-ND is prohibiting derivatives. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ThesenatorO5-2 (talkcontribs) 03:32, 29 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: Thanks for adding the additional "reasons." I get, and like, that you are trying to help ensure rights-holders' rights are protected with respect to no derivative works, but I feel compelled to point out that, as long as you have done what you can by revision deleting rights' infringing content, you cannot possibly be held liable for any subsequent forks of that content over which you have no control. That becomes that rights-holder's responsibility, entirely, to decide whether, and to what extent, to protecting their content. If you wanted, you could add a template notice to all your pages on your wiki or even just a general disclaimer that your wiki isn't responsible for authorized or unauthorized forks of content that may have, at one time, be hosted on your wiki, but, as far as I'm aware, this is not specifically required. Dmehus (talk) 14:11, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I guess I better move an RfC on a proper local oversight/CheckUser granting policy further up the list. FWIW, unilateral granting won't be allowed. It'll need support equal to that to gain Steward. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:14, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: Exactly that. I can see, potentially, the need for a local oversight (moreso than local CheckUser, though), but regardless of the number of "supports" or "opposes" one is given, there's got to be a clear need, and I'm not seeing it here. To what extent has @ThesenatorO5-2: even tried requesting oversight, linking to the revision deletions, by e-mailing the stewards? Based on my conversations with you and others, Miraheze is more liberal than Wikimedia when it comes to requests for revision suppression from either (a) the requesting individual or (b) the local wiki. Other than the obvious vandalism, most of those reasons are good reasons for oversighting, but @ThesenatorO5-2: needs to realize that CheckUser and Oversight are two user rights that are not simply going to be granted on the basis of a wiki vote with little to no rationale. There's got to be a need, and that hasn't been demonstrated here. Plus, then there's the formality of any successful applicant having to file, confidentially, personal identity documents with Miraheze, and signing agreements related to non-disclosure and misuse. Dmehus (talk) 14:24, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: How to sign that document? ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 23:32, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ThesenatorO5-2: It doesn't exist yet, as far as I'm aware, as there has never been a local Oversight user right grant. I was just speaking hypothetically with @RhinosF1: about what would need to happen in terms of any potential future non-steward local Oversight appointment. Firstly, though, we'd need to draft an RfC, put forward the RfC to the community, and have the RfC be implemented in consultation with Miraheze Staff (and, perhaps, the board). Even after all of that would be done, only then could we start drafting such documents and implementing this. More simply, this isn't likely to happen in less than, and probably more like six months. If you have revisions you want oversighted, e-mail them, in a list (you could attach them in a text file if you wanted), to stewards(at), with your reason(s) for the suppression, and I'm sure stewards will action them accordingly. Dmehus (talk) 23:43, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: Although you said that local CU and OS should have the trust of ST, I do not agree with that, since NO global effect is in. Also, what is the progress of that in-draft RfC? ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:28, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
CU is global impacting due to it giving access to PII by its nature but it's the guidance we've had that that's the level of support it must achieve in a local vote. The RfC is on my list of things to publish. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 10:41, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Note that all problematic revisions and pages are deleted and related logs are deleted as well. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) at 09:28, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Exemption Request

Hello, I'm the bureaucrat for the Blade XLord Wiki. The game Blade XLord (English server) has announced its shutdown on September 30, 2020. Since there will be no more English content updates, the Wiki will also no longer receive any updates moving forward. However, since there are no other readily available English guides/sources for the game, some of the guides may still be useful for those who are shifting to the Japanese server. Because of this, I would still like to request the Wiki be exempt from the dormancy policy for archival purposes if possible. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 08:36, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  • Symbol full support vote.svg Strongest support All the best. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) 10:28, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: I have not looked through the content of this wiki, but you mentioned this wiki has a Japanese version that will be updated. It would be relatively straightforward (a Phabricator request) to merge this wiki's content into one or more new namespaces on the Japanese language wiki. We also need to consider that someone else may wish to adopt this English language wiki in accordance with Dormancy Policy, allowing it to stay independent of the Japanese wiki and continue to be maintained and updated. We should be mindful of the implications before rushing in to granting inactivity exemptions, so as not to "front run" our existing policies (chiefly Dormancy Policy). If, however, there were no requests to adopt it at requests for adoption, then I think we'd, potentially, have a stronger case for an exemption here (with the caveat that I've yet to assess its content on that basis). Until that process has played out, I can neither support nor oppose this request as described and discussed. Dmehus (talk) 14:37, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
To clarify, there is a Japanese version of the game, and there are Japanese informational sites available for the game (eg. blogs, game guide/database sites owned by commercial entities), but there is no Japanese Wiki in the sense of having an open, community-editable resource where I could add the info I've datamined from the game assets (Information not available on any of the sites, English or Japanese, that I've come across). While I wouldn't be adverse to the Wiki being adopted, I believe the chance is slim as I've been pretty much the only active editor for the past 2-3 months. If I knew anyone that was interested in continuing to maintain the Wiki, then I would've gladly handed over the reins of the Wiki to them instead of putting the Wiki into a permanent archival state, but unfortunately, I don't know anyone willing. What I do know though is that there is a subset of English players moving to the Japanese server, and I believe the English-written guides and datamined information would still be beneficial to that group of people. Hope that provides more insight into the situation! --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 22:41, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Elaeagnifolia: Thank you very much for that expanded detail and clarification to your Dormancy Policy exemption request. I know stewards have discretion here and this isn't something on which we !vote as a community, but I particularly like that you would be interested in handing it over to someone else, if they were willing to keep it current and actively maintain it. Given that, if stewards were to grant you an exemption request, would be supportive of the idea of someone potentially adopting it in the future if the person(s) can show, to steward satisfaction, that the requestor(s) can demonstrate that they have both the (a) knowledge and (b) commitment level in order to reinvigorate the wiki? The wiki would, notionally, thus be exempt from deletion due to inactivity, while at the same time, not making it exempt from adoption to qualified adopters. Functionally, a steward could note, presumably via a footnote next to your wiki's listing in the Dormancy Policy exceptions listing this caveat, linking to to the permalink or diff of the revision of this request at closing. Dmehus (talk) 23:16, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • I'd like to point out that dormancy policy exemptions don't necessarily require voting and are usually decided by a Steward. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:53, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    @Reception123: Yes, that is a good point, too. Since arguments were expressed by the requestor, I just felt compelled to point out the reason(s) by which a steward may wish to not grant this exemption request. Though you've replied to my comment, I don't necessarily think it was directed towards me, though, since I'm not the one who merely !voted. I think my point about this potentially circumventing Dormancy Policy by trying to shut down a wiki and put it into a permanent archival state, without other users' being given a chance to maintain the wiki from a technical/maintenance point of view as well as from the perspective of content currency is particularly compelling. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

An anonymous user who needs to get temporary blocked is a raider who told @Rainstorm1650: to die all because she raided a wiki (Which I don't even know if she did), he/she a-logged her, and is a hypocrite because he/she raids too. Also a (suspected) sock of Zenko. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:23, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I checked the recent changes and found out that @Rainstorm1650: did not raid a wiki, and she only undid a troll's edits InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:27, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: (edit conflict) Given the nature of the contributions by the anonymous user, and potential for it being a blocked user editing while logged out, I've notified the stewards and Global Sysops to your report on Discord, #cvt channel. Dmehus (talk) 18:28, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: It also got her falsely blocked on that wiki InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:32, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Yeah, that's unfortunate. Are you able to go to that wiki and approach one of the administrators on the wiki, to see if the user can be unblocked by explaining the user was only reverting vandalism and/or troll-like edits? Alternatively, if you are not comfortable doing that, a steward or Global Sysop may be able to make that request of local administrators on your behalf; however, they generally cannot supercede local administration (i.e., can only act if local administration doesn't). Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The IP address has been locally blocked for making threats. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:44, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: The admin there is pretty inactive, but I'll try to tell him InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Okay, thanks. If you don't hear back in about seven days, reply to this thread, and a GS or steward will follow up, I'm sure. Dmehus (talk) 19:43, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@InspecterAbdel: Also, I'm a male, not female. --Rainstorm1650 (talk) 05:47, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please Lock this troll

ETWGdbfnjkmazrTh Is a troll user who made a nonsense wiki request in the farmer log.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 19:17, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: @Μπέλα2006: Yeah, they did make a wiki request that was invalid. However, at this time, it appears that they do not need to be locked, as they have made no contributons on any wiki, and they have not tripped the abuse filter. They have not done anything since I warned them on there talk page. If anything changes me or another user here will let you know, and a steward will look at the request and determine if they need to be locked. Thanks! --TFFfan (talk) 19:22, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol support vote.svg Support I think the user should be locked, as the gibberish might be a sign of malware InspecterAbdel (talk) 19:24, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support They continued after warnings. --TFFfan (talk) 19:29, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I think he is going to be the next MrPissShitHead (And sorry if I said cuss words).㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 19:31, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Μπέλα2006 and InspecterAbdel: I agree. Unfortunately. --TFFfan (talk) 19:34, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Regrettably, not having seen the farmer log spamming, I would have to support this, too. Dmehus (talk) 19:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Yeah and doing this stuff will result in him getting a lock.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 19:46, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
It's only one log action on one wiki, but with a random username like that, the probability of this user being either (a) a vandalism-only account or (b) a sockpuppet of an LTA is high. Dmehus (talk) 19:48, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Yeah exactly.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 19:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Update: ETWGdbfnjkmazrTh has been Yes check.svg locally blocked by RhinosF1. This should be sufficient, since Special:CreateWiki is not available on other Miraheze wikis. If the disruption continues, a steward can follow up. 21:23, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

(reset indent) I would recommend that users stop voting (support/oppose) on lock requests. They are not an election or a competition. If a Global Sysop or Steward thinks it is necessary they will lock the user but there is absolutely no need to vote on it, and user votes on these matters will not be taken into account. This user only having vandalised Meta, I do not see the need for a lock at this time. If there is any cross-wiki vandalism this may be reconsidered. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:10, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I'm going to leave this for now. It was only two requests spaced several minutes apart. If they do the exact same thing after the local block expires then I suggest immediately reblocking and would recommend a lock at that time. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 11:28, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy policy exemption for Vaccabolario

Hi stewards,

I'm the Vaccabolario wiki's bureaucrat, asking the dormancy policy exemption as this wiki, being a Dictionary, is mostly made to be read (and, considering it's 99% text, it won't take much room on Miraheze's servers anyway).

I asked it in a recent past but, not seeing my wiki listed into Exemptions list, nor an approval/deny comment from you, I'm asking it again.

Thanks in advance,

ElweThor (talk) 13:44, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@ElweThor: Regarding your previous request, it's possible it was missed, or a steward did see it, but didn't see that it needed any action. At any rate, they'll review and assess your request for a Dormancy Policy exemption in due course; however, considering that your wiki is still here, it seems like it may not need an exemption as you are active on the wiki. Just producing one log action and/or edit on a regular basis keeps your wiki active. As well, even if it didn't have any log actions or edits in the prescribed period, it can easily be reactivated in Special:ManageWiki on your wiki. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:44, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: thanks for the kind explanation but, as you may think too, it's "disturbing" to have a wiki eligible for the exemption (I asked for it 'cause it exactly meets the reasons they wrote in the Dormancy Policy page: "Wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited") which is not marked in that way: it forces me to update it even when no update is available or needed, which make really no sense for a dictionary. I'm not worried about missing attention or to have to wait, at the moment: at now, and for some time forward, I'm still adding definitions to the dictionary, but in the future it could happen that my wiki could be deleted 'cause of not that much activity I'm expecting, about adding: I opened it 'cause, from time to time, I stumble on a new definition to add, but it doesn't happen on regular basis or that soon. ElweThor (talk) 11:47, 4 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I can't do visual editing

I always get an error message. Is it possible to reinstate visual editing?

Trevor807 (talk) 18:20, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Trevor807: On your wiki, or on Meta? In any case, community portal is the best place to ask these sort of questions. Having said that and assuming you meant on Meta, that is a long-standing, undesirable configuration issue, and I'm in the process of putting together a Phabricator request and, where required, a community discussion to fix this. In the mean time, if you have your preferences set globally, go to Special:Preferences, and disable "visual editor" (only 4-5 people have it active, very likely because of this configuration issue). When I have established the Phabricator ticket and, where required, community discussion, I'll {{ping}} you to express a view, if you wish. Dmehus (talk) 19:02, 31 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Any wiki, it seems.

Trevor807 (talk) 06:08, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Trevor807: Could you please let us know what error message you are getting, and on which wiki? Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:24, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Message: Error loading data from server: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http-error: (curl error: 52) Server returned nothing (no headers, no data). Would you like to retry?. DifferentHistory Wiki and Best TV Shows Wiki.

Trevor807 (talk) 21:35, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Same here. The error I get is this: Error loading data from server: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http-error: (curl error: 52) Server returned nothing (no headers, no data). Would you like to retry? - Theblazemaster4 (talk) 15:19, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Electowiki's configuration of VisualEditor and New Wikitext Editor seems to be the only Miraheze wiki on which I've never encountered this error. We should mirror that configuration globally, particularly on Meta. I believe the problem is when VisualEditor is disabled in some namespaces, since New Wikitext Editor is set to false (per the default configuration instructions on MediaWiki), it's not separately enabled. How the Wikimedia-owned and -operated wikis do it is they have some wikis where VE is enabled everywhere and some where it's enabled only in certain namespaces. In all wikis, though, New Wikitext Editor is enabled. Pinging @Reception123:. Dmehus (talk) 15:42, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I can't change permission

I am the 更紗語辞典's bureaucrat. I created new user group named "架空世界創作者" . But I can't add users to this permission group. What should I do? --TANUKI (talk) 02:58, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@TANUKI: go to Special:ManageWiki/permissions/bureaucrat and check the box named "Can add to others" next to "架空世界創作者" in the "Group Assignments" section.
Thank you. Solved. --TANUKI (talk) 03:41, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Could someone please globally lock this user?

His name is RainBoy107.

Reason: He said in a YouTube video that he'd be happy if a user died and had the audacity to say that he would celebrate her death. He's also been acting like a pervert towards minors too. Here's a link to where he was acting so heartless: DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:53, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please check below. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DarkMatterMan4500 (talkcontribs) 15:09, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

What the heck just happened

I just got a notice saying that there was a Attempt to log into my account from another device probably meaning that somebody is trying to hack my account. Can anyone explain this? ㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 14:58, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

If it's says it was unsucessful, change your password to a more secure one and enable 2FA. If it was successful, please email tech(at) ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:14, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
My password is the same as my zoom password, I only use it to get easier access to my account and also, it was a wrong password.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 15:17, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Please do not reuse passwords. If they never got in, you should be fine but I strongly suggest you take this opportunity to review your digital security. I've asked a member of our technical team to review signs of any compromise. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:21, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Μπέλα2006: You probably logged in from another device InspecterAbdel (talk) 20:05, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please globally lock RainBoy107

Reason: He said in a YouTube video that he'd be happy if a user died and had the audacity to say that he would celebrate her death. He's also been acting like a pervert towards minors too. Here's a link to where he was acting so heartless:

DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 17:11, 1 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

@DarkMatterMan4500: Do you have any definitive proof that the Miraheze user is the same as the one on YouTube besides the username? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:02, 1 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Actually, yes I do. Before RainBoy107 closed his YouTube account, he has been making multiple threats towards people and even caused drama in the YouTube community. He also shipped minors on YouTube as well. And here's his Miraheze account on Horrible Vyonders Wiki: DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 11:45, 7 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

@DarkMatterMan4500: You will need to provide a diff or permalink to a revision on Miraheze that confirms the link between the RainBoy107 Miraheze account and the YouTube account, as @Reception123: alluded to. You might start by looking through the revisions of all the RainBoy107 attached user accounts' user pages, for a specific diff where the user noted their YouTube account. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:15, 7 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Any on-wiki evidence of abuse and such would also help. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete these two wikis This wiki is just for personal attacks and privacy leaks. I am a native speaker of Chinese so I can understand them. My machine translation is just not working, but this wiki insults some famous people like the Ao Xiang in Bilibili, and also says that "They have no mom" "They should go f*ck themselves" Also, this wiki said that Wei Jiafu (the one which disclosed the YuZhang correctional center) as a "Liar" and should also "go f*** himself." This wiki is also just for personal attacks. like in the "进站必看" page, it says that its sysops can "go fu*k your ******". Also, please lock this user: User:曦曦小公主. He/she is a confirmed impersonator and also harassed me on He/she is blocked for 7 days there.

RfC references: Prohibits hateful wikis (Both broke this) ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) 09:13, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

InspecterAbdel globally locked unfairly

Unfortunately, InspecterAbdel, an innocent user, got globally locked for no valid reason. I didn't see any bad things he did. Sinma15191 (talk) 15:16, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I have the same question. The renamed user says "GDRP", meaning General Data Protection Regulation. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 15:18, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I can't comment further but the action was taken pursuant to our Terms of Use. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:21, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
First, I don't know why he was locked. Second, I uploaded a video about this to notify all members of the SRW community. The link to it is Sinma15191 (talk) 15:27, 2 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Oh great. Now Sinma also got globally locked too. --Rainstorm1650 (talk) 05:55, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Rainstorm1650: There are many reasons for Terms of Use violations, and not all of them imply there was any problem with the user's contributions. System administrators, as Miraheze Staff, are legally obligated to enforce the Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy, on behalf of Miraheze, and international laws legally prohibit or severely limit what can be said. We must avoid assuming, really, anything here. Dmehus (talk) 16:59, 3 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know what is going on, but I think that sinma was locked because of the video they posted. Why is this happening? Is posting there own opinions a violation? No it is not. You can say your opinions. I knew both of the users at least a little bit, and they did absolutely nothing against the ToU. Me, CircleyDoesExtracter, and Rainstorm1650 want an elaboration. --TFFfan (talk) 14:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
A possible reason to why they got blocked is because InspectorAbdel put himself of the forbidden page list and put "forbidden here until hes 13" and he also said Sinma was 11 in a comment (however the comment was likely a joke.) and they both could have gotten blocked because they were thought to be underaged. ScratchCoder (talk) 14:33, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ScratchCoder: Is there an age limit? If so can you link it to me? --TFFfan (talk) 14:35, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
"Miraheze does not operate Services that are targeted at people under 13 years of age, and does not collect personally identifiable information. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child has been using the Services, please let us know and we will remove your child’s information." ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:40, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Well then. Smh. --TFFfan (talk) 14:42, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: Acronym clarification, what's "smh"? Not familiar with that one. :P Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Shaking my head. It does not matter the age, not everyone is in the UK. And that likely puts lots of people (including me) in the wrong. I am not 16 just yet. So now what, a lock. Fine. --TFFfan (talk) 14:56, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: Okay, thanks for explaining the acronym. Dmehus (talk) 16:08, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I have confirmed from a discord discussion that the two users were locked because they were under 13. It is still unfair IMO, and I am really not happy right now. --TFFfan (talk) 15:02, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

They claim it has to do with EU laws. They for some reason follow UK laws, which is just not right, because it seems that there are lots of people from US and Canada. --TFFfan (talk) 15:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@TFFfan: I am from Canada, and while I can appreciate why users feel this might be unfair, the fact is, the Internet doesn't operate under a single international law. It operates under the laws of the countries where the website operators are incorporated and principally based. Even when the UK departs from the EU, the UK has already adopted a domestic DPR law that is functionally equivalent to GDPR. Board members assume liability for serving on the Miraheze board, so Miraheze has to abide by the relevant laws. Dmehus (talk) 15:22, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
As I understand it the US has nearly identical laws on not collecting any data on under 13 year olds. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 15:36, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@El Komodos Drago: This is true, to a certain extent, in terms of COPPA and the comparison to one aspect of GDPR/UK DPR; however, fundamentally, what matters is the laws of the UK as Miraheze is the end company directly serving users. Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@El Komodos Drago: Minor point: Would you mind updating your signature in your Special:Preferences (or Special:GlobalPreferences, as applicable), to replace the underscores with spaces in your user and user talk page links? Though less of an issue due to the short length of your username, underscores as opposed to spaces have a tendency to stretch the width of pages. Dmehus (talk) 15:57, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
What about the unfair locking of examknow.㊗️⚽️Μπέλα2006⚽️㊗️ (talk) 17:45, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Μπέλα2006: That is a different type of Terms of Use violation. Miraheze Staff follow standard conventions and customs, mainly for privacy reasons, from discussing Terms of Use violations of other users, and it would be incorrect for us to assume that the locking was "unfair." While Examknow can give you his version of events, it is only his version, and Miraheze may be either legally prohibited or otherwise obliged, following standard customs and conventions relating to user privacy, from giving its version. So, it is an unbalanced view. While Examknow was a pleasant community member, and this Terms of Use violation in no way changes that, that doesn't have anything to do with the Terms of Use violation. So I simply reserve any thoughts on the matter, and I would hope the community would do the same. Terms of Use bans are exceedingly rare (there have only been three that are listed here on Meta) and, from my conversations with Miraheze Staff, if a steward or community sanction can be done, that is always preferred. Dmehus (talk) 17:53, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please remove foe requests.

They have caused WAYYY too much drama on The Outcast Network, and we have called this the infamous drama peak of 2020. Every week, it seems like there's a new controversy for us to deal with. We've lost a lot of incredible users due to this drama peak. We really don't want more people to leave as retired users like Voltuse, Seanbuscus2600, Kesner, and EijiZeBoi are retiring. - Theblazemaster4 (talk) 14:48, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: This seems like a local dispute that is best handled locally, but it's also unclear what you are looking for. It seems like this may be related to an extension change, to remove the ability to designate "foes" on wikis. If that's the case, this would require a Phabricator ticket, to the extent it's feasible. If that's not the case, and you're looking for users to be globally locked, there are a couple issues. First, your request lacks sufficient evidence. Second, as one party in the local dispute, stewards have to be mindful to hear from all sides in order to mediate this dispute. If neither of those are what you are looking for, can you tell us what you're looking for? Dmehus (talk) 16:04, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock Rainstorm1650

He has vandalized on multiple wikis and said awful things to people. He must be stopped. Links:

GondorChicken (talk) 18:46, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: @GondorChicken: It's good that you've provided diffs, but a steward will likely need more than this. We've had back-and-forth, tit-for-tat reports between related users on Stewards' noticeboard of late, so this seems like it might be a dispute involving multiple parties or factions, one ideally suited for steward mediation. You should be advised that all parties' contributions and conduct would be assessed in such multiple party disputes. Dmehus (talk) 19:01, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: You misunderstand, because he has vandalized on several wikis, which is obviously unacceptable behavior and since it's on multiple wikis that is cause for a global lock as this user has frequently engaged in this misconduct. GondorChicken (talk) 19:57, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@GondorChicken: I'm not misunderstanding. Vandalism, other than blatant vandalism, is difficult to quantify as each wiki has different local policies on what they view as notionally vandalism. Some wikis might interpret changing things on a page that contravenes their local writing style guide as vandalism; others may take a more liberal view. This probably needs steward attention, yes, but I'm just saying that they will likely to want to evaluate the conduct of other users, on other wikis. As well, they will likely want to give @Rainstorm1650: a chance to provide a statement. Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: You have a definite point, but I feel that spamming "bitch" into the front page on a wiki and removing loads of content usually qualifies as blatant vandalism. GondorChicken (talk) 21:51, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@GondorChicken: Yes, that is blatant vandalism, but why is the front page not protected at sysop or bureaucrat? There are alternatives here, and the user could also be locally blocked on one or more wikis, too. Dmehus (talk) 21:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Locking Me (WickyHoney)

I requested a Global Lock on this account a while ago through email and I still haven't been. I just wanted to say that I haven't forgotten and that I still want to be ended. You may also lock FlavorWick as well. I have made up my mind and I believe this is the best method. WickyHoney (talk) 20:46, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@WickyHoney: Well, shoot, I hope that you might reconsider your decision to self-request a lock on your account. I was actually wondering why you haven't been nominated for wiki creator yet, and was going to ask you if you'd be interested in volunteering as you're an experienced, constructive global contributor to the Miraheze community and quite active on Meta. You seem to have a great understanding of Content Policy and even Dormancy Policy, and I thought you'd be a really good fit. Nevertheless, if there's nothing I or other users can do to change your mind, I respect that, and would just add several points on possible reasons for the delay. First, stewards may have a custom or convention whereby they wait for a few calendar days to a week on self-requested global locks, in case users change their mind. Second, Tropical Storm Isaias has impacted the U.S. eastern seaboard fairly heavily, with at least one steward without power or Internet access and another vacationing system administrator also somewhat impacted. Finally, we do have a limited number of stewards capable of performing a vast number of duties, as you know, but I am sure they will get to your request shortly. Dmehus (talk) 21:13, 5 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@WickyHoney: Yes check.svg Done, if you wish to be unlocked please feel free to email cvt(at) Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 17:05, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Lock this troll

PaulWalkerDeservedIt has vandalized both the Awful Movies Wiki and the Greatest Movies wiki yesterday. I am requesting you to globally lock him as soon as possible. Here is the evidence:

DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:54, 8 August 2020 (UTC)DarkMatterMan4500[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked. Thank you for reporting them. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:07, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

How to delete your Miraheze Account

I wanna know how to delete my Miraheze Account. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nitesh Surya VanapalliZ (talkcontribs) 02:11, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Nitesh Surya Vanapalli: Please contact tech(at) for more details. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:54, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Nitesh Surya Vanapalli wants to delete his account, he said so on Discord. I know we cannot fully delete his account, but we can change his account to DeletedAccount:1b2eb0a8253616b811f389c090033ff4 and globally lock him, then change the global visibility of that log. - Theblazemaster4 (talk) 15:10, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please close down this wiki?

The wiki was founded by an inactive user who doesn't even take the quality seriously, and the wiki is biased just like its FANDOM counterpart. There seems to not be any hope in reviving it as the founder, NTVM2005, quit Miraheze. So can we please close it down? - (talk) 16:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Add TheTopTens to global external link blacklist

Following a discussion with @RhinosF1: on Discord discussing the idea of globally blacklisting TheTopTens to prevent all users, not just non-autoconfirmed users, from linking to that website on Miraheze, he encouraged me to raise it on Stewards' noticeboard for attention by a steward. The rationale behind blacklisting it to all users is really three-fold:

  1. No known organization is publicly listed as being behind the website; any references in its terms of use and privacy policy are just to "TheTopTens," which is problematic for being unable to contact the website owner in the event of problematic user submitted content linked to from Miraheze;
  2. It is a pure play SEO spam website, with absolutely zero useful content that would be even remotely useful to link to; and, most critically,
  3. It has been used a method by which problematic Miraheze users have posted forms of harassment about other Miraheze users.

Whether we add this to an existing or new global abuse filter, or to an external links MediaWiki configuration file on GitHub, I'm agnostic as to which approach we use; however, principally, the reason for blacklisting it is that if we stop the ability to link to a frequent method by which LTAs post problematic content about Miraheze users, we stop, or at least make more difficult, the ability of LTAs to link to that content. Dmehus (talk) 22:44, 8 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can you close this wiki please, it's corrupt

So I'm talking about Common Sense Wiki, it's full of propaganda, false claims, biased reasons, it's hypocritical, the admins are corrupt and the wiki defends Zenko who is an SJW, the reason why it's hypocritical is because Ramadhan1a is banned from all positions of being an admin there due to being an SJW when the wiki supports Zenko (who is an SJW as mentioned).

Can this wiki be closed please?

Here's the link to the wiki