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Why is FuturisticHub forbidden on Terrible TV Shows?

I remember when Terrible TV Shows wiki used to have page on FuturisticHub because of his fetish videos, and I decided to make fun of him, yet it's very biased and would cause drama. I apologize for causing drama to FuturisticHub just because of his fetish videos, especially the infamous NEEDED IN MINECRAFT video.

Anyway, you requested Terrible TV Shows to forbid anything about FuturisticHub. But why? Maxkatzur (talk) 11:48, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Maxkatzur: I think this is rather a question for Terrible TV Shows wiki. I for one am not aware of any request from Stewards that would 'forbid' content about FuturisticHub, assuming the "you" meant Stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:03, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd check with Dmehus. He was the last person if I remember to review that content. To be honest, it wouldn't have been a bad idea if he did. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 17:31, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not aware of a FuturisticHub page on terribletvshowswiki. I'm aware of a similarly named former page on another wiki, though, which Stewards opted to remove as it contained information contrary to Content Policy (namely, unsourced, defamatory, wholly negative, and potentially libelous information). Can you give us a few more details on the page on this wiki? Dmehus (talk) 17:36, 8 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Prior to its closure on FANDOM, there was a page on Terrible TV Shows wiki criticizing FuturisticHub, the Minecraft animator infamous for his fetish videos and the now-infamous NEEDED IN MINECRAFT video. Maxkatzur (talk) 05:33, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus First of, yes one of you did delete the TerribleTVShows wiki article giving the same reasons as you cited above for that "other" article on that "other" wiki you mention. You say that specific article was violating the coc based on "unsourced, defamatory, wholly negative, and potentially libelous information" and all the while it did not do any of that (Assuming that using archived links from archive.org and screenshots CLEARLY showing someone's bad behavior is not enough for your sourcing checks). Additionally, some Steward removed the article featured on TerribleTVShows for the exact same reason, in spite of the fact that everything noted on the article could be found on the con-artist FuturisticHub's Youtube channel, yes absolutely all of it. Moreover, that TerribleTVShows article only covered a part of FuturisticHub's crankery, that was fairly innocent. The only thing you could say about both articles being in violation of your coc, if you want to stretch the pedantry further out, is that both articles were being wholly negative (At the same time, what good could you write about douchebags? Hypothetically, if any article on Hitler was made on Miraheze, it would immediately violate your code of conduct because it is wholly negative, how's that fair).
That also dawned on me that you bunch removed 2 articles based on a pretending-victim which did not violate any of your coc (In fact, I am gonna add that they were allowed on each respective wiki for a duration of 1 year and a half) and then did absolutely no mediation with anyone, instead you immediately pulled the plug out of nowhere. None of that is transparent either, gossiping about whether an article should get removed on Discord only let's people who DO HAVE DISCORD see what's being said there and either take that as a warning for what's to come or make their case against the decision. You strive so much to be like Wikipedia, start off by doing actual AfDs publicly on Miraheze instead of gossiping between yourselves on Discord, because that system is neither transparent nor fair for any of your users.
And with all honesty, why do you listen to that Sociopathic Mythomaniac? He figuratively tried to clean his ass off after harassing a dozen of people online, all of them came forward to state the very same thing: They were harassed by him, they were blackmailed by him, they received fraudulent lawsuits and had to file an anti-SLAPP back, etc. FuturisticHub already claims to be a woman called Holly, [only because of a dispute https://www.engadget.com/2016-04-04-youtube-channel-dispute-20m-award.html]. He lost his Youtube channel, but his wife re-integrated it by claiming that she owns it when she barely does anything on it. When you claim to be someone you are not, that already is a reason to take what you say with a grain of salt. I am gonna ask that right now and right there, why did you not verify the claims yourselves instead of screaming "ZOMG DEFAMATION!" and remove 2 articles that were fine before that guy decides to show up to smooth-talk you? And when I am saying "you", I am talking of all the Stewards running this site, not just you Dmehus. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 17:13, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioSuperstar77 Doug wasn't really around in 2019 when it happened, so I don't really see any reason to flock on a dead topic, even though some of your points you raised here do provide some good pointers. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:32, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikis Embedding Tracking Scripts

Hi, I have recently noticed that some wikis embed tracking scripts from s7.addthis.com (and some other sites as well) which sets tracking cookies. Miraheze is an advertisement-free wiki farm and I do not want to be tracked when I visit wikis hosted by this farm which load these scripts. I was under the impression that the CP implicitly prohibited this but it turns out that AddThis links are added by an extension called AddThis, which is installed on Miraheze. Should the extension be un-deployed and uninstalled as it poses a privacy risk or is an RfC needed? Thank you. User:R4356th/Signature 10:07, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

I found the task where the extension was installed. Labster mentioned that the PP necessitates adding a disclaimer where the extension is used but that may no longer be the case and I have seen no such disclaimer on wikis using it yet. Should this be forwarded to T&S or the Board or are Stewards the right people? User:R4356th/Signature 10:14, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Hrm, I mean, yes, I was aware the AddThis extension was installed on Miraheze. It's mainly just so users can provide little chiclet links to share specific pages, comments, etc., on a given wiki across social media platforms, on wikis that have enabled them. As to whether this violates Privacy Policy or not, I believe it would depend on what sort of data is collected by the AddThis extension. For example, if it is just IP address and web browser user agent data, anonymized and in aggregate form, this may be fine. If it is collecting personal data in a non-aggregated format such that individual users can be identified, then further review is likely needed, and I suspect it would be the Site Reliability Engineering team would engage the Trust and Safety team. If the review concluded that there was no issue from a legal perspective, then I suppose, if the extension is widely used by many wikis, an RfC would indeed be the best route to go, if wanting to propose to have it removed. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 12:44, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As a post-script to your further reply, where Labster mentioned a specific wiki disclaimer, I would just note that during that time, Miraheze was not incorporated and was managed from a liability perspective by Labster (U.S. jurisdiction). As Miraheze is now an incorporated entity in the UK, the legal jurisdiction has changed. Whether that changes the requirement for a specific wiki disclaimer requirement, I will have to have to review that with Owen. Dmehus (talk) 12:47, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please can you handle this in your T&S capacity, let me know if you need anything. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 13:01, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I am aware of the changes caused by incorporation and that's what I implicitly referred to when I said "but that may no longer be the case". User:R4356th/Signature 13:22, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I figured you were likely aware of that, but I was just noting that for others that may be following this thread. Anyway, I've asked Owen separately, as I do feel we need to first (a) look into what sort of data is collected by the AddThis extension, to ensure it is / remains consistent with Privacy Policy and (b) whether that specific wiki disclaimer is either (i) still required or (ii) no longer required, but a recommended best practice. Dmehus (talk) 13:31, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bump. I noticed that z.moatads.com was removed from the CSP whitelist. What did T&S decide to do with s7.addthis.com? User:R4356th/Signature 21:31, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Thank you for your enquiry and for your follow-up. With apologies for the delay in responding, the primary concern with z.moatads.com is that it is an ad server, which is indeed contrary to the ethos of an ad-free Miraheze, and Privacy Policy does not allow data to be collected for the purposes of allowing behavioural ad service providers to add to their data collection. With regard to s7.addthis.com specifically, though that decision has not been finalized, our review of the Oracle Data Cloud Privacy Policy, of which AddThis and the AddThis extension is a part, confirms that only users that geolocate to the United States have any aggregate data tracking, and Oracle Data Cloud provides an opt-out for those users. Oracle Data Cloud specifically precludes tracking of users in the EU, UK, and EEA, and says it does not track users outside of the United States. Additionally, we have also confirmed that no wiki has the $wgAddThispubid variable specified, which would've provided tracking data (those in the U.S. that AddThis tracks, of course) to the AddThis user specified by the publisher ID number. As a result, Trust and Safety is satisfied, and has left any decision on whether to keep or remove the AddThis extension to Site Reliability Engineering. My understanding, though, based on my conversations with Reception123 is that their preference would be to retain the extension, provided that it still functions without z.moatads.com, given the number of wikis that are using that extension. Hope that helps. Doug (talk) 00:59, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why are pages criticising fetish art not allowed? Example: Rotten Websites Wiki

So I came with forbidden page example on Rotten Websites Wiki 'fetish art'. The reason states that is against Miraheze's content policy. So, what does violate content policy and does it causes drama? Maxkatzur (talk) 05:29, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Maxkatzur Fetish art pages aren't prohibited by Miraheze's Content Policy. It's possible rottenwebsiteswiki has a local content policy that prohibits such pages, but if that's the case, some clarification is needed in terms of that wiki amending its rules to clarify that it isn't against Miraheze's Content Policy but rather the wiki's local content policy. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Dmehus (talk) 13:10, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
From RottenSitesWiki:
"Fetish art: Against Miraheze's guidelines."
So you are telling me they are blatantly lying? They probably added that after one of you removed one of their articles without any preceeding warning.
And because your system is not transparent at all, it is impossible to know who exactly removed that article for which reason, since the wiki's logs are unrecoverable due to being hidden deep beneath a thousand more logs.
As I said previously, start doing AfDs because that lack of transparency is staggering. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 22:54, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I did see that on rottenwebsiteswiki, and it did raise my eyebrow, as fetish art, broadly speaking, is not prohibited by Content Policy and certainly not by Terms of Use. I suspect it is a misunderstanding on the part of Rotten Websites Wiki's local administrators in terms of what our global policies do not allow. As to your suggestion of having "AfDs" for suppressions or other content removals, I'm afraid that's a very Wikipedia-specific function, and note that it would also be not be appropriate as requests for oversight are done through private channels. The same is actually true of the Wikimedia wikis—that is to say, requests to remove personally identifying information, potentially libelous information, or grossly offensive content are dealt with through by private channels, by e-mail to Stewards or by direct message on IRC to a Steward. Dmehus (talk) 23:48, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You suspect? And what if you were wrong, what if one of the Steward did delete that article because it was covering fetish art. You will never know because you bunch can't program some sort of overseer logging system that would allow you to see what they do on other wikis. This would effectively help you catch rogue overseers who abuse their powers if hypothetically speaking they were on Miraheze.
"requests for oversight are done through private channels" Thank you for confirming that your wiki farm was neither transparent nor fair for your users. It should not be that way since there is no way for anyone to know whether they have articles that actually infringe your coc or not. This system can be abused by third parties who don't like being criticized.
"personally identifying information" Does a selfie the person took and published themselves on the internet count? What about public figures like Lady Gaga, Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger? What about photographs published onto and approved on Wikimedia Commons? Your coc is up to interpretation, that's all it is a heap of worthlessness.
"grossly offensive content" What if that was the reason why that specific article was removed? What if the fetish itself discussed was grossly offensive. However, since one of you removed it immediately, no one else can be the judge of it. It appears that you do not know yourself whether that coc applies to something to begin with, this is inconsistent. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 12:49, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Successful election on horriblemusicandsongswiki

There is no active bureaucrat for promotion on that wiki, so I'm calling the stewards for help. Promote me to bureaucrat + sysop on horriblemusicandsongswiki with the reason being "successful election on a wiki with no active bureaucrats". The proof is: https://horriblemusicandsongs.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&oldid=2888

MarioMario456 22:29, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I don't see a consensus for promotion at Talk:Main Page, as I explained to you on Discord. I'll work on closing the discussion this weekend, so that the wiki can move forward with potential alternatives for consideration. Dmehus (talk) 22:40, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Then look at this and this. —MarioMario456 22:58, 21 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: and @MarioMario456:: I posted the election results here: https://horriblemusicandsongs.miraheze.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page#Results_of_the_election%3A MatthewThePrep (talk) 20:33, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MatthewThePrep Thank you for your follow up, and I'll try and close the local election request within the next few days, but there's not a priority. In any case, those are off-wiki election results, which are procedurally invalid and won't be accepted as part of my close. I'll only consider comments posted on-wiki up to and prior to the point at which closure of the election was called for above (21 May 2021). Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also @Dmehus:, we'll need the poll extension enabled on that wiki, so that way we could do an on-wiki election. MatthewThePrep (talk) 20:43, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The concerns expressed thus far concern the candidate, on the one hand, but also concern the direction of the wiki, so I think if another election is the outcome, it's got to include possible mergers with one or more existing wikis, and Stewards, in absence of the local bureaucrat, will need to advertise the new election process via a sitenotice on the wiki. Dmehus (talk) 20:51, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So, how will this work? MatthewThePrep (talk) 20:58, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request to delete my wiki

I haven't maintained this in a long time and I don't think anybody would maintain it. Please delete jackmasseywelsh.miraheze.org - also, thanks for providing me with a place to store information about Jack Massey Welsh for the past few months! FunctionalMetatable (talk) 11:40, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

FunctionalMetatable Have you downloaded an XML dump of your wiki? Dmehus (talk) 11:52, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
FunctionalMetatable Did you see my follow up question? Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 23:19, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
oops, I didn't check this for few days. Nope, I haven't. should I download an XML dump? FunctionalMetatable (talk) 07:14, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd recommend it, personally, so you have a backup of your wiki. You just go into Special:DataDump and generate XML and image dumps. You don't need to worry about the ManageWiki settings dump. Dmehus (talk) 07:18, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've generated a DataDump and saved it. FunctionalMetatable (talk) 09:36, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A batch of spam-only accounts to lock:


A total of 30 spambots, along with any additional spambots that I may not have added to this list, feel free to lock those spam accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:19, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like the spambots listed here have been Yes check.svg sealed away by Void. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:04, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock request ( 05/24 )

This account is spam only. And it is impersonation of Chakuwiki's admin シチクニ (His old name is Tc79929, みどり.).--Egg (talk) 16:40, 23 May 2021 (UTC) (Correction of the mistake of signing.--Egg (talk) 16:42, 23 May 2021 (UTC))[reply]

Added--Egg (talk) 00:46, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Egg Tc79729 has been Yes check.svg locked by Dmehus for crosswiki abuse, vandalism and disruption. But since you added another user to that report, he'll definitely look into that as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:10, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And now all the sockpuppet accounts, along with any additional accounts from those Japanese LTAs have been Yes check.svg ripped to shreds by Dmehus. Thanks again for your report. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:28, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki promoting hate, racism and bullying. Insulting real life people.

Hi. This wiki:https://chadsofa.miraheze.org/wiki/Home is filled with insulting articles. Some promoting hate and insulting real people, such as the youtuber Geekdoom101: https://chadsofa.miraheze.org/wiki/Reekdom and a Japanese artist, Toyotaro: https://chadsofa.miraheze.org/wiki/Toyotarou_(Toyble). There is also an article filled with racist terms against latino americans: https://chadsofa.miraheze.org/wiki/Toyopacos It is being used as material for certain people to spread hate and bullying on communities. They used to have a wiki about it but it was deleted. Now they are starting it again. Jeffthenameless (talk) 18:37, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Jeffthenameless: I find it strange how you're reporting that wiki, but could you explain how they're hateful in a way? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:37, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Page Making Fun of me on wiki called Wage's World

This user named ItMeansNothing made this page here: https://wage10.miraheze.org/wiki/User:ItMeansNothing/sandbox/PN, making fun of me and trolling as well as making false facts about me. It's considered cyberbullying and harassment. Is there anyway that this page, or better yet, this Miraheze wiki gets deleted by someone? PrivateNewone (talk) 00:52, 24 May 2021 (UTC) PrivateNewone[reply]

Please delete my Wiki

https://hypotheticaltornadoeswiki.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page - Hello, could you please delete my wiki? It started as a private project with only one other person who has since left with no intent to return, and is devoid of any activity; I do not need it. As sad as it is to make the request, any data that could be useful from here has essentially been exported to another wiki where it will continue to live on, so I feel no need to generate a dump. Thanks in advance Jarrell Tornado (talk) 01:47, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Jarrell Tornado Though wikis are normally deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy, this is nonetheless Yes check.svg done per the articulated reason of your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 23:16, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Error 502 Bad Gateway

2:00 AM UTC 24 may 2021 to 2:14 AM UTC 24 may 2021. Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 02:24, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hugo Ar Yep, thank you, this affected all Miraheze customer wikis, as far as I'm aware. You can follow along on the Phabricator ticket, as given the length of the downtime and the fact all wikis were impacted, there will be a incident report prepared to examine cause(s) and identify solution(s). No system administrators (i.e., those with server access) seem to be available at the moment. Dmehus (talk) 02:37, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the reply, Dmehus. About the loading times that I read in the Phabricator report, I confirm. For about 5 days, access to the pages has become slower. Best regard. Hugo Ar (talk) 02:47, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suspicion on another user

Could someone at Miraheze do a Check User for both DarkMatterMan4500 and that IP vandal 75.164.7.97 to determine their proximity?

Each time 75.164.7.97 shows up to vandalize a wiki, DarkMatterMan4500 snoops in at the last minute right after all the damage is done to undo all of it. I feel like there is likely a case of superhero syndrome with this person.

Now, the Check User is to determine whether he had a friend nearby/a second address to vandalize Miraheze or if that's false.

In the future, I would also like to see the administration paying more attention to him for similar behavior. Gay Socrates (talk) 18:15, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think they do CUs with IPs. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:19, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Gay Socrates Well, 75.164.7.97 geolocates to CenturyLink in Portland, Oregon, and I have noticed similar crosswiki IP vandalism on that IP range. That being said, it would never be appropriate to link a user to an IP address. It is highly unlikely what you suggest is occurring, as DarkMatterMan4500 is just very active monitoring the #miraheze-cvt-feed connect, and reverts the vandalism very promptly. I would encourage you to thank DarkMatterMan4500 instead. Dmehus (talk) 18:27, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Gay Socrates What made you think I would even vandalize a wiki? Like what Dmehus has said, I'm usually just monitoring the wikis, and if there's vandalism happening over there, I'm usually over there reverting it. So your statement about me being related is absolutely not true, nor would I even know the user who was running it to begin with. Don't jump to conclusions, my friend. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:57, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Account separation

I keep on accidentally clicking on wiki links, and CentralAuth creates local accounts and adds them to my global account even when I do not want them there and never intend to contribute to the wikis. Since you said that it was possible to separate local accounts from a global account, I would like the following accounts to be separated from my global account: naasgameland.miraheze.org, fridaynightfunkin.miraheze.org, en.gyaanipedia.com, and fr.gyaanipedia.com, the first two of which I clicked on by accident and the latter two were me investigating a phenomenon that I had told you about in a post on Community Noticeboard. Would it be possible to create an entirely new global account from just those four accounts, or will I need to first make an alt account to have them be merged into. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:45, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Or to be more specific: User:Blubabluba9990@naasgamelandwiki and User:Blubabluba9990@fridaynightfunkinwiki. Idk what the case would be for the other two wikis I mentioned since they do not appear to have a standard naming scheme.
Here is my CentralAuth for reference: Special:CentralAuth/Blubabluba9990 Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:53, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Or at least en.gyaanipedia.com and fr.gyaanipedia.com, since the other two at least have some other Reception Wiki user influence, because they were both created by Reception Wiki users (InspectorAbdel created naasgameland.miraheze.org, and MarioMario456 created fridaynightfunkin.miraheze.org), but en.gyaanipedia.org and fr.gyaanipedia.org have nothing to do with the reception wikis or any reception wiki users, it just seems like there was a weird glitch where fr.gyaanipedia.com appears in both Inkster's and Mar9122's CentralAuth and en.gyaanipedia.com appears in Mar9122's central auth, which may just be an account creation glitch since both local accounts were created when the users were globally locked. So you should probably just unmerge my accounts at en.gyaanipedia.com and fr.gyaanipedia.com and merge both accounts into a separate account, since I do not want them in my main global account. To be honest after looking up what Gyaanipedia is it doesn't even look like they are associated with Miraheze at all. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:34, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So that would be Blubabluba9990@gyaanipediawiki and Blubabluba9990@frgyaanipediawiki. Should I create an alt first to have these accounts unmerged or could they just become a completely separate account. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:26, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We unfortunately can not unlink local accounts from a global one. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 06:47, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Wait, I thought that Dmehus said that accounts could be unmerged from a global account Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:53, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They can be. What RhinosF1 said above was not entirely accurate. That being said, there really has to be extraordinarily good reason(s) for wanting to unmerge an account and merge into it into another unmerged account, as there are quite a few steps involved, so it's really not a practice that scales on a wiki farm with four stewards and more than 4,200 wikis. If it's just to unmerge an inadvertently attached account from a wiki you didn't mean to visit while logged in, that wouldn't be an appropriate justification, in my opinion. If it's because you have notifications on a private wiki you can't access, your notifications can be cleared by SRE with a Phabricator ticket. Hope that clarifies. Dmehus (talk) 19:31, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. In that case it really doesn't seem like there would be a reason. I wish there was some way I could talk to the person who made the CentralAuth extension and ask them to make a way to delete or hide local accounts. Idk who made the extension though, they might not even be active. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:54, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Another batch of spam-only accounts to lock:

Could a Steward go and lock ALL 40 of these spambots that I have listed here? I know this is a bigger batch than what I have displayed previously, but I do believe they all need to be locked. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:12, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the report. I'll try and take a look at these tomorrow or Thursday, as I am planning on resuming the spam only account battle then. Dmehus (talk) 23:09, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Sounds good. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:30, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ready when you are Dmehus. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:58, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Welp, looks like I found more to add to the list:
HattiePasco2
CorneliusVaughan
AdolfoWilkes26
SkyeJensen641
RussellNeedham DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:43, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dmehus

Can we discuss something on Discord?--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 01:43, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I'll switch to Discord now. Dmehus (talk) 01:44, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

julientremblaymclellan.miraheze.org

Status:  Done
Jtmlis Firstly, please note I have procedurally moved this request from requests for adoption to stewards' noticeboard, where it is now in scope. Secondly, please do remember to sign your posts on all talk pages and noticeboards, broadly construed, with four tildes (~~~~). Finally, this is Yes check.svg done per your request to delete your own personal wiki. Dmehus (talk) 20:32, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for wiki deletion

I would like my wiki on https://d45t5g8r1g45rg4r54r5t1.miraheze.org to be deleted. Anpang (talk) 00:54, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anpang As this wiki's sole contributing editor, this is Yes check.svg done per your request. Additionally, as there were only five sub-stub pages in (Main) namespace, each containing only a single sentence, I've assumed you have either (a) already generated an XML dump or (b) didn't need to generate an XML dump of your wiki. Dmehus (talk) 01:04, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! I didn't generate a dump because I don't need it. Anpang (talk) 02:42, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you shut down Controversial Wikis & Users Wiki?

If you want to know why I'm asking this. Yes, I know you guys are aware of this site but I want to tell you guys that this wiki is becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki as there's a bunch of pages on that site that violates the CoC. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you might wanna look here, so that's why I felt like it should shut down since it's becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki. I felt like you should take a lot at this site carefully and you'll see what I mean, thanks. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 14:50, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Embedding wiki on our web

Hi there,

We at https://kelevar.miraheze.org/wiki/Hlavn%C3%AD_strana would like to show the wiki as embedded site on our main site (so users are not directly linked to the wiki) - http://kelevar.cz

https://puu.sh/HKCqo/3de174cc9c.png

When we were using self hosted wiki we were able to embed our wiki there. I don't know why its not working but I would ask you to change that so our users can directly use wiki on our site. LaboTec (talk) 09:02, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure why you'd need users to use your Miraheze-hosted wiki embedded as part of your main website or how your previous self-hosted wiki was configured, but this would need a few more details on your configuration. You should be able to show your wiki in an iframe or regular frame, though users actually editing the wiki may load it in a new tab. If it's just to present a common brand for your website, why not request a custom domain for your wiki, such as wiki.yourdomain.tld? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Restoration of NoelSimsSandbox

Hello, I would like to ask if you could restore NoelSimsSandbox for me, because it was deleted because of inactivity (is there a way to disable it?) I also might want to import my FANDOM articles to Miraheze if it's possible NoelSims (talk) 14:25, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

NoelSims Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please re-enable these wikis?

Requesting a CheckUser on the following accounts on the wikloucowiki:

And anybody related to Julia Bevilac. Just look at their edits, such as these diffs: https://wikilouco.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Usu%C3%A1rio_Discuss%C3%A3o:Julia_Bevilac&oldid=3585 https://wikilouco.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Usu%C3%A1rio_Discuss%C3%A3o:Julia_Bevilac&oldid=3583 https://wikilouco.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Usu%C3%A1rio_Discuss%C3%A3o:Julia_Bevilac&oldid=3584 https://wikilouco.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Usu%C3%A1rio_Discuss%C3%A3o:Julia_Bevilac&oldid=3448 https://wikilouco.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Usu%C3%A1rio_Discuss%C3%A3o:Julia_Bevilac&oldid=3582 (these 2 in particular)

If it's not obvious by now, Julia Bevilac created a new account to evade blocks. Could a Steward do something about this and lock both of their accounts up? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:26, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Another leftover username policy violating username that needs locking:

I didn't even realize that this username even existed, as this one IS just a leftover long-term abusing username. Can it be locked at this time? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:19, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:29, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh yeah, in addition to these following accounts I found just by going through a random page's history: DioSucchiaPeni, (which literally translates to God Sucking Penis via Google Translate, sorry), Rayo Wedhrecano (a possible impersonation of Wedhro), Democrazia Cristiana - Lista Puzza87 Pompini Per Tutti (translates to
Democrazia Cristiana - List Puzza87 Blowjob For All), Loppacci (just a generic long-term abuser that appears to have been missed for so long), Futtu Futtu Futu Futtu Futù (another generic LTA from Nonciclopedia, again), Puzza Puzza Puzza Puzza Che Puzza (I don't think I should even repeat myself, it's just another LTA), Arinat (Yep, it's another LTA), and I've saved the best for last: Kus78231er. Basically, they're all long-term abusers that should've been locked like ages ago. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:46, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thanks. I've got some non-Miraheze work to do at the moment, so will leave those for Reception123 or another Steward to review and action as appropriate. Dmehus (talk) 19:48, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, sounds good to me. Either him or maybe even Void or another fellow Steward could do that for you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:00, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Seems like I discovered yet another old LTA, AlEnAtOpOl. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:11, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Question

Can a steward help me remove comic book navigational boxes from articles here https://dcmarvelcomics.miraheze.org. --Iron Sword 23 (talk) 19:46, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So, this doesn't really need a Steward or Global Sysop. I'd suggest asking in #miraheze-offtopic connect on IRC (#miraheze-offtopic-relay on Discord) for willing editors to help you remove navboxes from articles. Dmehus (talk) 19:50, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I will. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 19:51, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Question

Is this username Rhino1 impersonating a admin here?--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:47, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I asked that very same question on Discord via #miraheze-cvt connect this morning as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:57, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Looks to be good-faith, but the "Rhino" and "1" are quite confusingly similar. Still, "rhino" is a common name. We could possibly request they request a rename, but I'm not sure. Reception123, what do you think? Dmehus (talk) 14:58, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Disruptive vandalism-only account that needs locking:

This user, 반달 바이러스, has been vandalizing pages by entirely blanking them on the osaindexwiki, and also blanked a page on the libertygamewiki, as shown here. Please lock the account, and any additional accounts that they may have. If you want to know how I found out, I peeked through the abuse logs, and discovered the user vandalizing pages by blanking them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:19, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked. Wow, that was a lot of page blanking they managed to do on the first wiki. Dmehus (talk) 15:38, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I know, and Yes check.svg thanks for ripping the account to shreds by sealing it away. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:53, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello. I'm a bureaucrat of osaindex. First, I want to say thank you so much for reporting toxic user (his name means Vandal Virus in English). However, when I blocked 반달 바이러스 in osaindex, User:오솔이 says that he was auto-banned because of that. 오솔이 claims that 반달 바이러스 is his family member and demanding that he should be unblocked. I don't know about Miraheze's policy on vandal's family members, so I would appreciate it if you take look at this user according to the policy. --재미재미 (talk) 06:34, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
재미재미 Well, you're very welcome. If that user comes back using a sockpuppet account, please do let a Steward or Global Sysop know, and they'll take action immediately. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:31, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
He's suspicious enough, but there's no physical evidence. May I ask how can I call sysop? --재미재미 (talk) 12:45, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
재미재미 A Steward has this tool called the checkuser tool, and this is only limited to sysadmins and Stewards (exclusively, since they're the ones with the information and cannot reveal it in public mainly for privacy reasons), and what this tool can do is sniff out sockpuppets, fight vandalism and spam-bots. The frequent amount of spam-bots and vandals (with the use of sockpuppets) have been rampant since the foundation of this website. If you need assistance from a Steward, you can feel free to do it either here, or by joining Miraheze's server on Discord with the use of #miraheze-cvt connect via IRC. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:04, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Some disturbing wikis I found

I was looking through Special:WikiDiscover and I found a disturbing wiki named “Real Children Feet Wiki”. I searched through the wiki while logged out and I found out that it is almost exactly what the name implies, but it is actually called “Live Action Children's Feet Wiki”. But it gets weirder. I looked for the founder and looked in his CentralAuth, and tons of similarly named wikis popped up, all of which he appeared to be a bureaucrat on. See Special:CentralAuth/DeltaRuneFan2001. I didn’t think it was necessary to visit the rest of the wikis. I really don’t think this is constructive content, and I think this definitely violates the Content Policy. Please close the wiki and look through the user’s CentralAuth that I linked above. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:28, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Not only that, if you look at their contributions on this wiki, the user admitted to them being f*t*sh wikis. Yeah... Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:36, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I checked that out myself and that is clearly violating their terms of use, under article 7 "Under no circumstances are you permitted to submit information to Miraheze which is illegal to display, distribute, or disseminate in the United Kingdom.". You should try to spam their email until they actually do something because they don't seem to care at all here. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 11:38, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioSuperstar77 Spamming their emails until they do something isn't going to do anything, and will only add more work for them than what is intended. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:40, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What makes it illegal in the United Kingdom, though? While I've not yet looked at this wiki in question. We do have a lot of "drawn feet" and related wikis. Those sort of wikis are generally fine. Dmehus (talk) 13:24, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Exploitation of children. Additionally, this is morally reprehensible since it gives a channel that lets Pedophiles cater to their sexual urges. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 17:41, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah. It isn't just that one wiki though, if you look at the wiki founder's CentralAuth that I linked above there are a few other wikis of such nature, focusing on socks, shoes, and feet for some reason, so I don’t think that these wikis are appropriate, as they are, like I said, f*t*sh wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:57, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The founder, DeltaRuneFan2001 doesn't even seem to be active on Miraheze anymore. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:59, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not certain why you've censored "fetish." Dmehus (talk) 13:22, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock request (06/02)

Spam only account. Also, this user is the same as User:浅原商工 (already locked). SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 07:42, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

シュヴァルツ Thanks for the report. I've passed this along to the team on Discord, and hopefully they will lock it as soon as they can. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
シュヴァルツ Yes check.svg Sockpuppet account ripped to pieces by Reception123. Thanks again for the report. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:12, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Fast-track deletion of a wiki originally intended to harass people.

Please remove my wiki ASAP, its sole intention was to upset people and was sheer libel, "satire" or not, towards groups of mentally ill individuals and I regret ever creating it. JimFlannigan (talk) 15:34, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Which wiki? Dmehus (talk) 15:39, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I think he's talking about the Peachriots Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:56, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I am. https://thepeachriots.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page I regret making this diet Encyclopedia Dramatica. It's one thing to make silly things about fictional characters and celebrities, but common individuals who did nothing wrong I grimace at the mere concept of continuing putting such ridiculousness into search engine results. JimFlannigan (talk) 23:18, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, JimFlannigan, that's what I thought. In fact, this wiki had a number of Content Policy issues, and we were in the process of deciding on next steps, so the fact you've requested deletion is quite helpful. As such, this is Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 23:27, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Close wiki request

Hi. I want to close this wiki, the Roblox Rise of Nations wiki, as it is unofficial, is clearly a copycat of the real Roblox Rise of Nations wiki on FANDOM, and is currently run by RealKnockout, a former bureaucrat that is banned on our wiki for several reasons. Most of the pages are copied word for word (even some of the code is not working), and the Miraheze wiki was created on May 2021, but the FANDOM wiki was created around September 2019. Many of our staff, including the current bureaucrat of the fandom wiki, ZackRON00, gave me approval to write this message, and you can ask them for more questions. Thank you and have a nice day. TheRichSeries (talk) 17:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

First of all, the wiki has had the pages imported correctly from the Fandom version, correctly linking to the source wiki which, in turn, links to the source wiki's contributors. If I'm being honest, it sounds like you might be active on the Fandom wiki and disappointed the wiki has been forked on Miraheze. I would also remind you of Code of Conduct in your references to other users. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that is correct. Although ZackRON00 created the wiki, RealKnockout now controls it and its content, and we want it taken down because Zack has abandoned this project, and it has ended up in the his hands, without our permission. We're now focusing on building the main wiki over on FANDOM. Thank you. TheRichSeries (talk) 18:40, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
TheRichSeries I find it strange how you're reporting that wiki, considering how a user RealKnockoutSucks was created for the purpose of attacking that individual. This makes me think that there's something sketchy going on here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, Rabby here, I'm also an administrator at the FANDOM wiki. And well we have no affiliation with that account from last time we checked, it's probably one member of our community going to attack him, we don't really want to do that. We just want the wiki shut down. Rabby (talk) 18:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alrighty I logged in. Rabby (talk) 19:02, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As long as it's not on FANDOM, there's really nothing else that could or needs to be done here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:22, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you mean by nothing can be done? They are literally stealing the articles from the FANDOM wiki.
From what we've seen Realknockout just wants to steal the wiki and optimize it for Miraheze later. There is LITERALLY a user that has 1 edit saying, "Port from Fandom, will optimize for miraheze later", and on top of that they have a bunch of broken code in some user pages. You know why? Well, the source is just a port from fandom... Surely this breaks something here. Rabby (talk) 19:27, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
On top of this we already have a wiki backup on miraheze incase something goes wrong, we never gave permission for another backup. Shouldn't there be a rule against stealing wiki's from other wiki farms? Rabby (talk) 19:29, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What Copyright is the wiki under? The vast majority is under CC BY-SA, and the wiki is under that license so it depends on what license the Fandom is under ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bukkit (talk) (C) 21:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The fandom wiki appears to also be CC-BY-SA. — Arcversin (talk) 22:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I understand your concerns, but they are not doing anything wrong. They are following the legal mumbo jumbo that the license has. No action would be taken unless they are not sourcing the wiki, which is a violation of the CC-BY-SA license. Bukkit (talk) (C) 23:23, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
True, there is a staff (creator I think) of the wiki named RealKnockout. Bukkit (talk) (C) 22:28, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit: Thus making this request pretty much demoralizing what is fair use, and what's not. That's just my take on this section, considering this very fact that the wiki that Rabby and TheRichSeries are mentioning falls under that same license, meaning it's not violating anything of the sort. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:40, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit I had a talk with Fandom staff and we did notice that the copy Miraheze wiki hasn't credited the original in any article from what I've noticed.
They replaced the Fandom's version of the wiki discord server with theirs, and so on and so on. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They basically have no attributions. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This definitely won't resolve anything considering that both the FANDOM and Miraheze versions appear to be running under the CC BY-SA copyright. This is going to be marked as X mark.svg not done by an administrator if the argument doesn't cease. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:18, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could somebody please just end this already? The direction this is heading is disaster, and I don't want this to perpetuate into some type of drama war. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:21, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Did you delete my replies? I talked with Fandom staff about this and we noticed that the other wiki [on miraheze] did not source anything. They replaced our discord server with theirs, so on and so on. They basically have no attributions.
If you guys can't delete it, that's fine. It's just a tad bit frustrating. Rabby (talk) 23:29, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rabby Yes I did, and I think I made myself clear on the licenses, so I shouldn't really be repeating myself. What's the point of processing this, when I feel like you and TheRichSeries here in this section isn't assuming good-faith, and is biting the user in question? Wouldn't it be better off if you and Rabby just simply ignored RealKnockout and go on with your day? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:42, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rabby My apologies for DarkMatterMan4500's reverting your replies. I'm not sure why he reverted your replies, though as they were made logged out, he might've mistaken the replies as vandalism. Nevertheless, I've now suppressed those revisions. I've had a look at ronrobloxwiki and I do see that Reception123 imported the pages following a Phabricator ticket here. Now, I do note only the current revision was imported, so it's not clear to me whether this was (a) a full XML dump from Fandom's Special:Statistics page or (b) a partial XML dump based on pages RealKnockout exported. Ideally, the edit summary should also link to the source page in question, particularly in this case since we don't have full contributor history. However, if we had full contributor history, while an edit summary link would be also nice, technically speaking, we only need to have links to each page's contributors. So, after reaching out to Owen, in my community capacity, is to reach out to RealKnockout to effect remediation. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser and global lock for InfiniTwiceGeneration

This was already reported on #miraheze-cvt, but I'll post this here anyway. This user is VERY suspicious, as he has sysop on sephspacewiki despite only having one edit, and he might be a sockpuppet of the globally locked user EijiZeBoi, according to this image. Please run CheckUser. @Dmehus: @Void:MarioMario456 13:23, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

While I do agree that it does look suspicious that a user would create an account just to regain their admin status on that wiki, considering EijiZeBoi's lock was made just a little over a month ago, I will say that a brand new user shouldn't really have the admin status right away. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The screenshot is potentially a bit suspicious, but I've looked at the deleted page and it is Trevor807 asking the user if they are the other named user. The user neither confirmed or denied this to be the case; in fact, they didn't even respond. However, Trevor807 is a bureaucrat and/or sysop on that wiki, so it's not clear that this really amounts to anything. Dmehus (talk) 13:38, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Thank you for replying so quickly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:39, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: The fact that the deletion reason is "to protect identity" makes it even more suspicious. —MarioMario456 14:17, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioMario456 While that is definitely true, we shouldn't forget about another case regarding 2 users spamming "Quarrow" in their vandalism on 2 wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:19, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser for RealKnockoutSucks

Hello Stewards, I am requesting a CheckUser for the account of RealKnockoutSucks. I think that TheRichSeries is the operator of RealKnockoutSucks, because

  1. They reported the Roblox RoN wiki,
  2. The account was created on the wiki
  3. The account was created a day before the request of the deletion. Bukkit (talk) (C) 15:33, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit You know, I was thinking exactly the very same thing, but wasn't sure if they were indeed the same, considering how the former was locked for a username policy violation. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:38, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Nope, I had a talk with Rich and he is defo not the owner of this account, we are looking into it though. Rabby (talk) 19:14, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request

Can a steward close gamewalkthroughs miraheze?--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 16:22, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 01:58, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 02:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Batch of spambots from templatewiki

— Arcversin (talk) 20:25, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting wait.svg In progress... I'll make a point of focusing on this tomorrow. Thanks! Dmehus (talk) 01:59, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This also includes the list of spam-only accounts I've listed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete my wiki please

I am done with this wiki of mine, so please delete it. Thank you.

https://anjuna.miraheze.org

Anjuna (talk) 03:40, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anjuna Yes check.svg Done per your request to delete your own personal private or public wiki. Dmehus (talk) 05:22, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request Wiki Restoration

Hello,

I would like to request the restoration of a lately deleted wiki: roborne.miraheze.org

I have tried looking for requirements but I'm not sure what to do. I have downloaded the torrent backup but I doubt I needed to do that?

Best Regards Salepate (talk) 09:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Salepate Unfortunately, it seems your wiki database has already been dropped, in this batch of dropped wikis. Please advise if you wish to proceed with your wiki restoration, so I can recreate your wiki, add an interwiki prefix for the import, and request your deleted wiki be imported in a Phabricator ticket. Dmehus (talk) 05:19, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete liveactionchildrenfeet.miraheze.org

It is in violation of article 7 of the terms of service since it promotes the exploitation of children. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 12:34, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your notification. So, the policy for which you're citing is, yes, a global policy, but it is also a legal user agreement Miraheze users agree to and enter into with the legal entity responsible for Miraheze—that is to say, Miraheze Limited. As such, any complaints about matters which are potential violations of the Terms of Use are handled by Trust and Safety, not Stewards, via e-mail to ts(at)miraheze.org. Having examined this wiki, though, it is a handful of content pages, and a handful of screenshot images, from publicly-available sources, of the feet of child actors from television series episodes and, potentially, from television movies. So, not only do I see no Terms of Use violation, but I also don't see any Content Policy violation, either, the latter of which is in scope of Stewards. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 13:23, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Third inactivity exemption request

Today I am requesting inactivity exemption for my wikis, The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki for the third time for the following reasons:

  1. I am the only contributor on these wikis for some reason.
  2. I have been pre-occupied with other things, like helping out with the rebrand.
  3. The wikis are pretty much complete and do not necessarily need to be actively edited.
  4. The scope of the wikis in general is causing me to have trouble looking for content. It talks about good and bad episodes and characters of The Loud House, and I have tried to find reviews online but haven't been able to find many, not only that but I have pretty much got all of the general episodes.

I would like these wikis to be exempt from inactivity for these reasons. To be honest I have considered making a Request for Comment about abolishing the Dormancy policy altogether as I feel like it puts unnecessary stress on users to constantly be updating their wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:25, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How do I view a translated page?

Hi

I am very new and I am testing to make a wiki in 4 languages.

I have already activated some extensions for translation and I can successfully translate a page. But when I link the page in the sidebar and switch the language, I still only see the English version.

Here is my wiki:

https://linuc.miraheze.org

Here is the main page in English:

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Here is the main page in German, it exists:

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page/de

Here the page "What is LinuC" in English, linked in the sidebar under "Welcome":

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Whatislinuc

Here is the German version, it exists:

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Whatislinuc/de

But I ALWAYS only see the English versions, no matter which language I choose. The language of the sidebar and menu changes, but the page remains the same.

What am I doing wrong? Linuc (talk) 21:58, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Linuc Three questions: (1) Have you added <languages /> to the top of the source, non-translation page? This code provides the language chooser; (2) have you set an interface language preference in Special:Preferences or Special:GlobalPreferences? This determines which language subpage you'll hit; and (3) are you using Special:MyLanguage/ prefixes before your internal and interwiki wikilinks, where applicable? Also, this thread should be asked at community noticeboard, but I'll move this there once it concludes. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:02, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! To (1): no. But I will test this now. (2) I will take a look. (3) The translation I do over the link "translate this page", after I have made the page translatable with <translate> </translate>. They automatically are named with /de, so for example Main_Page/de. Should it be better /de/Main_Page ? How would I do this, as they are getting the name automatically from the translation function? I will right you more, when I have tested it again. But maybe tomorrow or Monday. Linuc (talk) 23:23, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, I have a little success! After I inserted "languages ​​/" and translated the page again, limited to 4 languages, I can now see the 4 languages ​​to choose from directly above the text. English is always displayed first, then I can switch to German. The language does not change in the sidebar and menu, just the page text. And if I choose a language that has not yet been translated, the translation function opens, even if I am not logged in.
I didn't find any setting for interface language preference.
When I use Special:MyLanguage/, the page jumps back to the main page. Nothing happened.
In addition: If I change the language in the function in the sidebar, or at the top right above the page text, from English to German, the sidebar and the menu are changed to German. However, my extension does not change in the sidebar, so "Welcome" stays in English. Do I have to do a translation for the sidebar as well? Where? And why do the existing texts change to German, for example "Main Page" but not "Welcome"?
Seems a little difficult to find the way, but it will work out. 6 years ago I made a small website with drupal and had similar problems there. There were two translation methods there, an old one and a new one. The new one was called "Internationalization" and then it finally worked. The old one doesn't. Linuc (talk) 00:12, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't like the current solution with the additional language bar at the top of the page text. And I'm sure there is a better solution, because the language changeover in the sidebar works perfectly with Wikipedia. And Wikipedia is made with the same tool as miraheze : MediaWiki
The additional language bar is not very nice, it becomes a block with many languages and it has no influence on the sidebar, menu and footer. The visitor don't like to handle the language on two points!
Since it works on Wikipedia without this additional language bar, it must also be possible with miraheze.
Maybe it needs other modules for translation? In drupal I saw that there are two options.
1. The translations are new pages.
2. The translations are attributes of a page (node)
We need number 2. I think it is "internationalizasion" module. Is that possible? It would be great if I could set up my wiki at miraheze and not at fandom or another "toy store" :-) Linuc (talk) 15:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete a Page on snapwikiwiki

Please delete this page on snapwikiwiki. It has more than 1000 revisions and therefore needs the bigdelete right. User:R4356th/Signature 04:19, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. It always says to please be patient while the big deletion is being processed, but I have to say, I'm quite impressed with how quickly the deletion was processed as it was only a few seconds. Dmehus (talk) 14:04, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. User:R4356th/Signature 14:57, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 15:10, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Closing a wiki

Could somebody please close itislamwiki?--Angelo Pisani (talk) 07:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request

Would a steward mind deleting fanfictionstories.miraheze.org. I don't need it anymore.--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:38, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Iron Sword 23 Your recent wiki request suggests otherwise, so I'm inclined to mark this as not done. What are you trying to do? Dmehus (talk) 14:43, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Start over with fanfiction stories. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:44, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I mean, that's fine, why can't you just delete your existing pages and reuse your existing wiki? If there's a lot of them (i.e., more than 50), you can compile a batch file of pages to delete (including namespaces) and file a Phabricator tasks for Site Reliability Engineering to run the deleteBatch.php maintenance script. If you need any assistance with this, please reach out to Reception123 and I in our group DM on Discord. Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. I would still like fanfictionstories.miraheze.org deleted as I'm not proud of it. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:52, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Iron Sword 23 Okay, per the discussion with you and the report of TheBurningPrincess in #miraheze-offtopic connect on IRC, I'm going to delete this wiki per your request, since you've now owned up to copying and pasting written prose to which you were or were not legally entitled to copy and paste, crucially, without proper attribution. It's good that you wanted to self-correct your mistake, so that is to be commended, but I do advise you to be very careful in the future, making sure to link to the source page(s) in an edit summary using an interwiki wikilink and ensure the license under which said content is distributed permits you to redistribute lawfully (again, with or without attribution). Copyright violations or infractions range from a Terms of Use matter to a Content Policy issue, and, whether dealt with in a community capacity as Stewards or in a legal capacity as Trust and Safety, it's taken very seriously. Dmehus (talk) 22:40, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Visual Editor isn't working on my wiki?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask but I've only just made this wiki and I don't seem to have the Visual Editor extension, but everywhere I read about it, it says it should be automatically enabled. I go to my extensions and Visual Editor is greyed out. Is there something I should download first? This is the link to my wiki I made it temporarily public https://endlessnightswriting.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 18:10, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You need to enable the TemplateData extension first, then enable VisualEditor. I have Yes check.svg done this for you this time, per your request, so you can visualize the workflow for next time (should there be a next time). I would also recommend enabling $wgVisualEditorEnableWikitext in Special:ManageWiki/settings on your wiki for improved functionality with VisualEditor. Lastly, if you make a request for assistance from Stewards here or from Site Reliability Engineering on Phabricator, you don't need to make your wiki public as both those groups have global read access and can assist you in accommodating your request / finding a solution. Dmehus (talk) 18:20, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]