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This noticeboard is only for requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops' intervention. If in doubt, please try the Community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward.

On the Stewards' noticeboard, you can request...

  • ...a Steward or Global Sysop lock a spam only or vandalism only account. Note that for vandalism only accounts, the vandalism must meet the global standard definition for vandalism and to be a vandalism only account, there must be no or almost no constructive editing behaviour and, additionally, this behaviour should be occurring on multiple wikis
  • ...additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a Steward, such as local interwiki administrator following a successful election
  • ...a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • ...a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki

or report...

  • ...a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • ...a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per the User accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • ...systemic Code of Conduct problems occurring by one or more user(s) on one or more wiki(s) and/or systemic Content Policy violations on one or more wiki(s). In either case, your report must link to specific revisions and, in the latter case, your report must be both thorough and comprehensive

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All The Tropes - spam flood and request for Checkuser

I have just had to change user rights on All The Tropes so that non-Confirmed users cannot create new pages. This is because we have received more spam in the form of new pages in the last 24 hours than we received in any form for the two weeks preceding.

There has also been an excessive number of new accounts created on All The Tropes in the last two weeks, compared to the number of accounts that are usually created on the wiki in comparable timeframes. At a rough guess, there have been anywhere from 10 to 20 times as many accounts being created so far in December as there were in all of October.

We request Checkuser on all new accounts created in the last two weeks at All The Tropes. Since it is extremely rare for anyone on this wiki to have more than one account (and the second account would be for a bot and have the appropriate rights), anyone with more than three accounts may safely be assumed to be a spammer. Special:Log/newusers.

--Robkelk (talk) 20:50, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Robkelk: I can lock a bunch of the spambots, but would prefer to leave the CheckUser portion of the request to @Void: or @NDKilla:, if that's alright, mainly because either of them are more experienced and will be faster at it. In the meantime, have you thought of enabling Moderation, which allows local administrators and any moderators to "approve" all "good" edits (i.e., those of non-autoconfirmed users)? It's one of the most effective spam prevention tools. Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: As an FYI, I suggested for @Robkelk: to bring it to the Stewards Noticeboard, just so you know. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 21:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately, we don't have enough moderators to be able to keep up if we activate Moderation.
Also, since I changed the settings so that non-Confirmed users cannot create pages, we've been getting new accounts created at a rate of one every five minutes (when it's usually closer to one every six hours). I'm about to disable new user creation on All The Tropes just so we can catch our breaths and deal with the fallout of what's already happened.--Robkelk (talk) 21:15, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed spambots, all caught in the last hour:
  • Snakefowl42
  • Choi08molloy
  • Greecefreeze6
  • Floyd82mackinnon
  • Welchmcclure6
  • Greenbergenemark54
  • Amounttoe70
I don't know how many other new accounts are spambots, since I disabled new users' ability to create new pages. --Robkelk (talk) 21:26, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Robkelk: Sure, we can look into those spambots specifically. I'm just going through your AbuseLog and locking the spambots from the past two months that have been flooding your wiki's abuse logs. Regarding the Moderation extension, what I was suggesting is you could basically grant the moderator group to anyone you'd trust with rollbacker or even autopatrolled, really, to assist administrators in reviewing the queue. Something to think about, perhaps? Disabling new account creation on the wiki could be a good temporary measure, yes. Dmehus (talk) 21:34, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Robkelk: I've Yes check.svg locked 141 user accounts on allthetropeswiki from the abuse logs going back to 27 September 2020. I will take a look at the spambot page creations going back the past couple of weeks or so, and, ideally, have checked to see of NDKilla or Void are available to see if we can investigate the spambots and effect some additional rangeblocks to prevent, or slow, spambot account creation. Please do consider creating a local moderator group that could be granted to your wiki's more trusted contributors, as I think your community would likely support such a group in a local discussion on your forums, perhaps. Finally, if you would authorize it, I can {{ping}} stewards and Global Sysops to this thread to check your wiki at least once daily and revert any blatant spam user page creations, regardless of the length of time it's been waiting for local administrators to action, as we would likely be able to assist in this regard. You would, of course, specify the duration of this local authorization. Dmehus (talk) 22:37, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Wow, 141 accounts? That's incredible. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 22:46, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the help. I've asked the other Bureaucrats and Administrators whether they want to institute Moderation; I expect to have a consensus on the matter by early next week. As for having Stewards and Global Sysops look in on the wiki, there might not be too much to look at while we have new account creation disabled... I'll let you know about this at the same time that we have a consensus to report on Moderation. --Robkelk (talk) 22:51, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
We have activated the Moderation extension, and given moderation rights to rollbackers and administrators. We've also re-activated account creation (although we've had two accounts created within two minutes of each other, both within ten minutes of reactivating account creation, so we're still on the spammers' radar. @Dmehus:, we'll take you up on the offer of having Stewards and Global Syops look in on the wiki regularly for the next 30 days, please. --Robkelk (talk) 17:41, 12 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
A follow up to this message will be forthcoming. Relisting. Dmehus (talk) 07:20, 27 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Moderation has now been enabled on All The Tropes for two weeks. While it is keeping spam out of view of the users, it is doing nothing to stop the flood, and is tying up all of the administrators on the wiki. We request that a Steward do a Checkuser on the posters of all of the posts in the Moderation "Spam" log (1280 posts as of this posting - average over 90 spam posts a day at a wiki that is accustomed to no more than 30 spam posts per month - and I haven't finished clearing the Moderation log yet this morning), and take the necessary action - including IP range blocks. --Robkelk (talk) 16:05, 28 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I'll try and provide a more detailed update in the next couple of days. Dmehus (talk) 03:33, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Stewards

https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:How_to_spot_a_Willg8686_alt

Can we get rid of this drama page, it is against Miraheze's Code Of Conduct of harassment Zangoose (talk) 16:41, 14 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

it also promotes witch-hunting and dislike bombing Zangoose (talk) 16:54, 14 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
And yes I admit that I vandalized it, but that page was against Code of Conduct anyway Zangoose (talk) 16:58, 14 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
A follow up to this message will be forthcoming. Relisting. Dmehus (talk) 07:21, 27 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Although I am not a steward, Yes check.svg Locally handled by local administrators. Justarandomliberal (talk) 03:03, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unfairly blocked on many wikis

Hi. I would like to say that I have been unfairly blocked on multiple wikis for things I didn’t do. The same two users have been blocking me: DuchessTheSponge and DarkMatterMan5000. I have tried to reason with them but they refused. I don’t think it is fair to block me on wikis I haven’t been on for something I did on a totally different wiki. I am alerting you since if you look at my accounts they have been cross wiki blocking me, even when I should have only been blocked on Terrible TV Shows Wiki. I warned DarkMatterMan that I would get the Stewards involved, and since he hasn’t responded, I figured I would contact you to end this once and for all. Because I came here to escale UCP on FANDOM, I don’t want to have to leave Miraheze too. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:55, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Blubabluba9990: Wikis are free to develop their local wiki blocking policies as they see fit. That being said, those policies should be established by each local wiki individually, not collectively among a group of wikis that happens to have shared bureaucrats and administrators. Additionally, speaking purely as a Miraheze global community member, I do not personally approve of the apparent local practice of blocking on other wikis for a problem that occurred on only one wiki. While this can be done, there should, ideally, be some sort of evidence of planned disruption continuing onto wikis where not blocked. In the past, though, @DarkMatterMan4500: has been amenable to removing local blocks, and I have no reason to suspect they won't be reasonable in coming to some sort of locally developed solution with you. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 21:02, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps, I could remove his blocks on a few wikis if that's the case Dmehus. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:06, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As a result, I have removed a couple blocks on 2 wikis. I might have to unblock him on a few more wikis, and then maybe I could maybe allow him to continue editing. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:08, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I will now ping @DuchessTheSponge: here so he can have a say in here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:10, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: That would be my preference, certainly, as a local user of your wikis. There seems to be some sort of dispute between you and DuchessTheSponge and Blubabluba9990, so perhaps you guys could agree to block each other only on wikis where each have contributed in some way and to refrain from contributing to other wikis where you've not previously contributed, while this local dispute remains outstanding. It's essentially a locally developed mutual interaction avoidance restriction. Dmehus (talk) 21:09, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Perhaps DuchessTheSponge could explain this much better too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:11, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Blubabluba9990: I unblocked you on a few wikis, so I hope you're satisfied. You have been given another chance by me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:17, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, DarkMatterMan4500, for assuming good faith here. Blubabluba9990, I strongly recommend you familiarize yourself with and follow each wiki's local style guidelines and policies on article creation and editing. Where you are unsure, you should reach out to DarkMatterMan4500, DuchessTheSponge, or any experienced community member of each wiki and discuss things first. Dmehus (talk) 21:20, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus I'll think about unblocking Blubabluba on a few wikis, not all of them but just a few. So, he'll get one last chance. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 22:43, 3 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes there is a dispute, but it is a really long story. Sorry for the late reply. I just hope there is some way we can resolve this. I do apologize for this, but I just don’t want to be kicked out of both FANDOM and Miraheze, because I don’t have any username ideas for Wikipedia. I am not trying to cause drama, just to resolve this dispute. A dispute which is an extremely long story, I can’t explain it all here. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:37, 4 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, one more point, thanks for unblocking me on some of the wikis. A lot of those wikis I was never even going to visit though, as I have said before. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:47, 4 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Blubabluba9990: That's perfectly fine. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:10, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Close Idrilwiki

Please can you delete Idrilwiki, I have consensus to close here: https://ildril.miraheze.org/wiki/Vote:_Move_Idril_opffsite%3F

Thank you for hosting my worldbuilding project for a while Miraheze. TheBurningPrincess (talk) 21:46, 5 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@TheBurningPrincess: Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 21:47, 5 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please lock my acct

Please may you lock my login as I am leaving miraheze

TheBurningPrincess (talk) 02:35, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@TheBurningPrincess: Yes check.svg Done, with regrets. Should you wish to return to Miraheze and resume using this account, please e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock, provided, of course, you still remember your password for the account or have access to its confirmed e-mail address. Otherwise, you are most welcome to create a new account. Very sorry to see you leave. Dmehus (talk) 02:42, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My wiki seems be removed

Hello, I'm bureaucrat of uncyclomirrorwiki (백괴사전) in Miraheze. But it seems to be this wiki has been removed. I noticed that uncyclomirrorwiki has been deleted, according to Dormancy Policy. As Korean Uncyclopedia is having a server error since 2019 August, which refuses other users and sysop from reading articles or images. Somehow I got the .xml server data dump from sysop, so I set the wiki uncyclomirror at Miraheze for archiving and keeping humor since 2007. So, please consider recovering uncyclomirror. Plus, because the sysop of the original Korean Uncyclopedia requested to set the wiki read-only, so it's hard to keep maintaining wiki in active. So I request setting the wiki in except from being inactive. LeeEuiSup(이의섭, talk) 14:08, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@이의섭: The wiki has been Yes check.svg undeleted per this request. I did a bit of digging into this, mainly as a double-check to ensure your wiki was properly closed and deleted per Dormancy Policy. Indeed, it was, as it seems in early September, intentionally or inadvertently, you closed this wiki when you also made it private. This shortens the time to deletion from 180 days to 135 days, as the inactive period is effectively bypassed. As to your other issues, that seems like something that a system administrator would need to look into, so can you please join us on IRC at #miraheze connect or on Discord? Alternatively, can you e-mail more details on your past technical problem(s) and advise whether they persist to tech(at)miraheze.org? As to your Dormancy Policy exemption request, I will review your wiki in the next few days and assess. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:49, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Local interwiki-admin request for BlackWidowMovie0 on bwm0000wiki

BlackWidowMovie0 requested local interwiki-admin on IRC, in the #miraheze connect channel, this afternoon. Though a local election is required, the policy, together with community standards and global precedents, conventions, and customs in this regard, allow for this local election requirement to be waived in the cases of personal wikis where it's clear the user is the only contributing member of the community. As bwm0000wiki is a private wiki, BlackWidowMovie0 is the only user with local read rights on the wiki. As such, requiring a local election page that would see the user vote only for themselves is a bit bureaucratic, and past precedents have allowed for this. Ordinarily, BlackWidowMovie0 would make this request for himself; however, his sitewide block on Meta on precludes this, so I'm posting this request on his behalf. The user has acknowledged to being cognizant of the policy, qualifies through meeting the global prerequisites for interwiki administrators (whether including or excluding the 47 contributions from the user's deleted but as yet dropped the user's mcuwiki), and will be guided closely by Stewards, principally, by me in the near- to medium-term. Dmehus (talk) 20:03, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 20:08, 6 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ficreation Wiki inappropriate block

hello, I have spoken to the blocking admin here and done nothing wrong warranting this block as I have done nothing within the wiki I find this a violation of Code of Conduct and asking stewards to perhaps interview intervene on it, I have clearly done nothing wrong and I like to edit that wiki, I feel my block was unfair and the blocking admin refuses to remove the block in which they power abused please help, honestly Discord should have nothing to do with on wiki nor has anything be warrant for this block I am requesting a steward intervention --Cocopuff2018 (talk) 16:17, 8 January 2021 (UTC) Amended for clarity by Dmehus (talk) on 16:46, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done This doesn't need the need attention of Stewards. I've instead replied, and amended my reply, at here, in a non-official capacity. Please avoid reporting local issues to Stewards via Stewards' noticeboard so immediately without an immediate need. While you did reach out to the user in question, which is good, if this requires the comments of an uninvolved observer, any Miraheze global community member who is active on Meta can do this and share thoughts and observations and, where appropriate, participate as a mediator. In short, it doesn't need to be a Steward. As well, in your reports, please try and remember that it is not necessary to restate the same thing in successive sentence(s) in your post. Adding repetitious statements for the sake of verbosity is not anymore helpful than simply stating your request and reason(s) for it. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:46, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The Reception Wikis need to go now.

They are still harassing users in their block logs, and they disrespect opinions all the time... Not to mention they even asked for my IP where I signed up, and I am not willg since I have different IP Lee Everett (talk) 21:22, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Lee Everett: First of all, we're not going to close Reception wikis, broadly or narrowly construed, based on a stewards' noticeboard thread that consists of a single line, no context, and no explanation of why they should be closed. Secondly, just because one's IP address is different than another user does not disprove, nor does it prove, sockpuppetry. As to wiki administrators asking you for your IP address, this a valid concern. Can you link me to the wiki and page where your personally identifying information was requested, so that I can address this issue with the requesting user(s)? Dmehus (talk) 21:27, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Topic:W159yp7nqeo421ub and Topic:W159dzelwmkvavj9 Lee Everett (talk) 21:31, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
and also the reception wikis are ruining Miraheze's reputation Lee Everett (talk) 21:32, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I'm looking there now. Dmehus (talk) 21:33, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The Spaz guy wanted my IP address since he wanted proof of me not being willg (who quit Miraheze in 2019) Lee Everett (talk) 21:39, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Lee Everett: The diffs don't support that, though. In fact, the user specifically noted the same thing I did above, and, indeed, even deleted your voluntary disclosure, which DarkMatterMan4500 curiously restored. Anyway, I've now suppressed it, per your request. Dmehus (talk) 21:46, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, hopefully these two users are blocked globally for a few days Lee Everett (talk) 21:49, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I forgot to mention that Rotten Websites Wiki is bringing back some of the biased pages from Atrocious YouTubers Wiki, in which that wiki got removed due to TOS Violations. rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/wiki/Category:YouTubers Lee Everett (talk) 21:55, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Um, you got global locked Zangoose (talk) 22:02, 8 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete Toyritbotwiki

https://toyritbot.miraheze.org/

I tried to create documentation for Discord Toyritbot, but I don't need it now.

Thank you. Toyrit (talk) 02:06, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Toyrit: Ordinarily, we generally prefer to have wikis closed and deleted per Dormancy Policy in 180 days (135 days if manually closed by a bureaucrat). However, since this was both a private wiki in which you were the sole contributor and it was essentially for testing purposes with no actual content, I've Yes check.svg deleted it per your request. Dmehus (talk) 02:11, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! :) Toyrit (talk) 02:47, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:09, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy policy exemption request for 2021enwiki

It's one of those cases where a wiki is for a year, and as 2021 becomes 2022, there'll be nothing left to document. So, requesting a dormancy policy exemption under the "other exemptions" category. Justarandomliberal (talk) 17:21, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Justarandomliberal You've articulated a reasonable case for an exemption to Dormancy Policy certainly, and it's something that can be done, yes. However, a lot of wikis are created in good-faith, but end up being abandoned with very little content on them. Thus, I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done for now, and ask you instead to ask again in the next 30-90 days or so, or whenever you have, say, 40-60 (or more) developed content pages. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 17:31, 9 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete Open Circuits Wiki.

Please delete the Miraheze Open Circuits Wiki. The original OpenCircuits wiki is back online. Rob Kam (talk) 12:34, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Rob Kam: We normally like to see wikis deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy, but since you requested this wiki only a day or two ago and because you've articulated a clear reason, coupled with the fact that you were the only contributor to the wiki, this is Yes check.svg done. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:46, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete terriblenicheshows.miraheze.org and terriblenicheaudienceshows.miraheze.org

They're both unneeded as now niche audience shows are allowed on Terrible TV Shows Wiki. Could you delete them please? Trashanimal (talk) 19:24, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Trashanimal: We normally prefer to have unused or unneeded wikis closed in accordance with Dormancy Policy, which provides for wikis to be eligible for deletion after 180 calendar days, the first 45 of which are considered the inactivity period. terriblenicheshowswiki is in the inactivity period while terriblenicheaudienceshowswiki is neither closed nor inactive. terriblenicheaudienceshowswiki only has approximately six (6) content pages, the rest of which is just a few user talk and talk pages, redirects, and vandalism; however, you hold no local user groups on the wiki. So, regarding that wiki, I would accept either (a) SaveCartoonNetwork!, as the only substantial contributor to the wiki, confirming by way of a reply to this thread that this wiki should be deleted to provide for the merge into other wikis, or (b) you conducting a local community discussion somewhere on that wiki with any existing users who have a bluelinked contribs link in that wiki's Special:ListUsers page. This discussion should last for at least 5-7 calendar days, ideally. Regarding terriblenicheshowswiki, while you are a bureaucrat on this wiki, there are other contributors on this wiki, so can you either (a) link me to a discussion somewhere (on that wiki or another wiki, such as one of the wikis that is to survive the wiki merge) or (b) hold a discussion similar to option B for the other wiki? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:03, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete AlduWiki

Hello Miraheze staff!

Could you please delete my wiki, AlduWiki? You can find the wiki here: https://alduria.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

This wiki has moved to a larger self-hosted community wiki and we don't use this one anymore. It can be deleted, all of this content is elsewhere.

Thank you in advance! Edgard (talk) 02:06, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Edgard: We normally prefer to see wikis deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy; however, in your case, as (a) you are the only recently active bureaucrat and, indeed, contributor to this wiki in the past twelve (12) months and because (b) you've stated you've migrated your wiki and all its content to a self-hosted environment, this is Yes check.svg done. We're sorry to see you leave Miraheze, and if we can ever provide a wiki for you in the future, please don't hesitate to request a wiki with a clearly defined purpose and scope. Additionally, please also let your friends and colleagues know about Miraheze and let them know we're 100% open-source, volunteer-run, and donation-funded, with donations always graciously appreciated. Dmehus (talk) 02:20, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki deletion

Can you delete the wiki “Worrying US Counties Wiki”, as it talks about specific US counties, and even though it is closed, it may have some private information. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:19, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done Blubabluba9990, Stewards are only concerned with whether a wiki violates Content Policy. Additionally, deletion would generally not be the first course of action taken. Stewards would work with local wikis to remediate problems. In any case, your "report," which is really more of a question, doesn't (a) link to a specific wiki, (b) explain how it violates Content Policy, and (c) contain any evidence. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:32, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. It is private anyway so it may not be that big of a deal. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:34, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 Private wikis are still subject to Content Policy just the same, but my question is, if it is private, how would you know about its contents? Dmehus (talk) 21:39, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah maybe I was unclear. I mean it cannot be seen, thus I would have no way of knowing if it violated the content policy, I just guessed based on the name. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:41, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 Thanks. Actually, I've checked the wiki in question. It's a public wiki, so you can see it. However, it is closed, so it will (likely) be deleted eventually in accordance with Dormancy Policy. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 21:42, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for spambots

Special:Contributions/MelindaSqe Special:Contributions/AimeeKeel006496 Special:Contributions/LiamLyke754 Special:Contributions/CheryleCecil083 Special:Contributions/RachaelWilliamso Special:Contributions/GarryCosgrove85 Special:Contributions/KendraWortham3 Special:Contributions/EarthaJqp57730 Special:Contributions/PatrickEubanks Special:Contributions/DrewBarker85 Special:Contributions/DorcasRosson Naleksuh (talk) 00:00, 14 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Naleksuh: Thanks. I recall seeing those in TestWiki's AbuseLog, so was on my to-do list. Anyway, those spambots are now Yes check.svg locked up. I'll investigate them further to see if any open proxies / web hosts are being used, to try and prevent account creation. Dmehus (talk) 00:40, 14 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete my Phabricator account

Sorry for my mistake to create Phabricator account. I give a wrong email (my email=kayser491(at)gmail.com, given email=kayse491(at)gmail.com) to Phabricator account, so delete the Phabricator account. Please Kayser Ahmad (talk) 14:10, 14 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Kayser Ahmad: This is out of scope of Stewards; however, as @Reception123: (and others here) are also system administrators, I'm going to {{ping}} him to this thread as you've given a decent reason for deletion of your Phabricator account, so you can reregister a Phabricator account with the same username and the correct e-mail address. He may also just be able to update your e-mail address as well, as it's an obvious typo. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:27, 14 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Phabricator accounts are only deleted if there is not much activity on them, otherwise there are technical problems that occur. I should be able to change the email for you, would that be okay? Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:38, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123: Well, just rename it then that sounds reasonable and ideal, actually. Dmehus (talk) 14:30, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok thanks Kayser Ahmad (talk) 14:51, 15 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Kayser Ahmad: Yes check.svg Email changed. Reception123 (talk) (C) 20:50, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Spam-only accounts are re-appearing on the Mad Gender Science Wiki again.

Just look at the number of spam-bots that just came today. I'd pay attention to the keyword "Ecotourism", because they've been getting created every 5 to 10 minutes. Also, some of them have just recently tripped the Abuse Log 10 times in a row. What's your best course of action for now, if I may ask? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:31, 17 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg 81 spam only accounts locked. Some global rangeblocks Yes check.svg implemented to (hopefully) mitigate some of the spam only account creations. Thanks for your report. Dmehus (talk) 18:35, 17 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:56, 17 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Private wiki deletion

Hello.

I was directed here after a question on the Discord.

I have a private wiki (seldir.miraheze.org) that I used for personal worldbuilding purposes. I recently migrated to a self-hosted wiki using another software and have successfully converted all the content of the Miraheze wiki. Thus, I don't need this wiki anymore, and wish for it to be deleted to save if even a tiny amount of space on Miraheze's server without waiting for dormancy. I was the only active user (the only other "user" was a friend who never used the account anyways) and all the content was made by me (I even used an "all rights reserved" licence).

I also wish the files I uploaded be deleted, I don't know if it's tied to the wiki or not.

Thank you, Noudeulle (talk) 12:59, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Wiki deleted per the above stated reason in your request. Dmehus (talk) 13:35, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Removal request of Compress Revisions ($wgCompressRevisions) for chakuwiki

I have tried enabling Extension:Replace Text in order to fix some issues only to find I can't, because $wgCompressRevisions is enabled. Unfortunately, I can't uncheck it by myself because it is restricted on ManageWiki.

Could you uncheck it instead of us local bureaucrats so that we can fix some issues by replacing the codes?

Thanks in advance, Bakaba (talk) 13:51, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Bakaba: This is apparently normally done by system administrators after a large import request, which you'd previously requested on Phabricator. However, as you've articulated a clear need for this, to be able to use the ReplaceText extension, I've Yes check.svg done this for you. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 13:59, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your quick action :) Bakaba (talk) 14:29, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 15:24, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bakaba: Please note that, following my conversation with John, I have Yes check.svg reverted the above settings change, principally because it's rather useless in that disabling $wgCompressRevisions won't allow you to use the ReplaceText extension on pages that have been compressed by system administrators following a very large import for you wiki that you'd requested on Phabricator. Your wiki's database size, following the import, necessited the revision compression. So, barring you requesting deletion and recreation of your wiki, John did let me know that you can instead enable and use the MassEditRegex extension, as that is compatible with wikis whose revisions have been compressed. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 19:15, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My block on the Chronicle Stories Wiki.

A little while ago, TheOrcNamedGrognak blocked me on his wiki for removing content from pages (although I undid his edits by mistake on one page, and that I thought it there was vandalism). I tried to reach out to him, but didn't get a response from him since. I wanted to let him know that what I did was unintentional and wanted to apologize to him for my hasty revert. I am more than willing to communicate with him, and I'd like to hear what he has to say. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:55, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done Please try reaching out to TheOrcNamedGrognak on their Meta user talk page if your local user talk page access has been revoked on the local wiki. Explain the situation, articulate how you will discuss potentially controversial edits with that wiki's community if unblocked, and I think you'd stand yourself in good stead to the user unblocking you. Dmehus (talk) 18:34, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright then. That's what I'll do. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:35, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]