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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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    Link "Donate to Miraheze" leads to wrong page with German language settings

    Dear Team, with German language settings the link "Donate to Miraheze" (in German "Spende an Miraheze") in the footer leads to a not existing page (https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Spenden). I believe that the correct link should be https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Donate/de.

    I tried to find a way for changing the link on my wiki but didn't succeed. I think it is a global setting. Is it possible for you to change that? StiFF (talk) 07:42, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thanks for pointing out the issue. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:57, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've adjusted it, it is tied into translatewiki.net and can be updated there. I have done so, and it will update whenever that propagates. -- Void Whispers 22:49, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you very much, the link leads now to the correct page. StiFF (talk) 10:51, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Help!! Accidentally deleted bureaucrat!!

    I deleted bureaucrat on Controversial Media Wiki. MoistyTIT (talk) 21:35, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Resolved, do be more careful. If you remove the managewiki right from any group, you may not be able to manage any wiki settings. -- Void Whispers 22:54, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I don’t have bureaucrat or manage wiki. MoistyTIT (talk) 13:41, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Now resolved, per my talkpage, sorry about that. -- Void Whispers 17:55, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Enable WikimediaIncubator for cplostwikiswiki

    Hello, I am requesting WikimediaIncubator to please be enabled on cplostwikiswiki. It would prove extremly helpful in organizing the wiki and better seperating sections hence why I am requesting it enabled. Thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:58, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Agent Isai, with apologies for the delay, this has now been Yes check.svg done. I trust you're familiar with the WikimediaIncubator extension. I've never used its features too much, but I'm told it can be a bit advanced. Dmehus (talk) 03:16, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    More spambots that need to be globalled:

     MatthewThePrep (talk) 00:02, 10 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    MatthewThePrep Yes check.svg All locked by Reception123. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:53, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Someone kicked me off Astonishing Scratchers Wiki, a wiki I made and closed it.

    Today, I found out that an admin of Astonishing Scratchers Wiki took my admin and bureaucrat role away from me and decided to close the wiki. I didn't approve of this. Can I have my bureaucrat role back and reopen the wiki please. It would be very helpful if I could just get my own wiki back. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 17:36, 10 September 2021 (UTC) Reply[reply]

    Issue appears to be resolved locally, for reference. --Raidarr (talk) 14:14, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This was actually Yes check.svg handled by Stewards, per this log action. Dmehus (talk) 04:00, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you merge two accounts for me?

    I would like to merge this account with my alt Phonicfriends103 please. Mostly because I forgot my password. Milcery229 (talk) 05:03, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Unfortunately, if you don't have access to the Phonicfriends103 it won't be possible as we have no way to prove that you are in fact Phonicfriends103. I assume that means you don't have an email set for Phonicfriends103 which would allow you to reset your password. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:32, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you please shutdown Real Life Villains Wiki?

    There is a wiki called Real Life Villains Wiki that was supposed to list the most evil people ever. However, it turns out that it is yet another user reception wiki (see its main page for more) and it has a lot of content that violates CoC (I shouldn't give examples of this, since I already provided links for you to review the wiki). Galaxy Star (ch@t) 07:13, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    First off, how is it a user reception wiki? And second, where's your proof? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:29, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As DarkMatterMan4500 says above, please do provide examples of CoC violations and Content Policy violations here as it's easier than having Stewards having to go through every single page until they find them. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:31, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Going through the Special:AllPages on the Real Life Villains Wiki, I'm not seeing any examples of articles on users as Galaxy Star is claiming at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:44, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Umm... deceased... people? Galaxy Star (ch@t) 10:45, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Clarify? --Raidarr (talk) 16:54, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Such as this page. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 18:20, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    There is no policy provision about a page condemning a historic person as universally reviled as Adolf Hitler. Note what miraheze allows and what qualitipedia allows are different, and RLV is not in QP's domain. --Raidarr (talk) 14:34, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well ok. But the wiki claims to be military/war themed, (see its ManageWiki page for proof) but it has pages about random people who have nothing to do with military/war. See these examples for extra proof. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 07:13, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That category selection in Miraheze is not what it is built from. The main point that would be a violation is if it diverges from how the wiki was originally requested or operates in a way that appears deceptive; the latter is not proven and the former would take better research. At this point it seems like you're grasping at straws to try and get the wiki shut down. Overall description and appearance takes precedence over that frankly poorly done detail. Nonetheless, changing its category is something to suggest. --Raidarr (talk) 07:56, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If anything from the front page link offs, it is against explicitly violating material and pages of miraheze users, though I concur that it can certainly run the risk regarding wider internet personalities and people. Raidarr (talk) 12:28, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    DarkMatterMan4500 needs to be warned or banned from Miraheze for his disruptive behavior and for impersonating as a steward

    DarkMatterMan4500 has been falsely accusing users of being a "WG8686 Sockpuppet" without any valid proof, as he accuses them over opinions. Like for liking " Pokemon, WWE, The Sims, and Grand Theft Auto"

    And on top of that, he has been making disruptive edits on the reception wikis by using inappropriate language by telling them or "Fuck Off" or being rude in edit summaries like these examples. 1. awesomegames.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/DarkMatterMan4500 2. awesomegames.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=delete&user=DarkMatterMan4500&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&subtype= 3. crappygames.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=delete&user=DarkMatterMan4500&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&subtype= 4. awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=delete&user=DarkMatterMan4500&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&subtype=

    He has also impersonated as a Steward to people on the wikis, which is not allowed on Miraheze. 1. rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/wiki/User_talk:Fainted

    Can you guys give this guy a warning or temp ban him for a couple days, he needs to learn a lesson. CrusherTheDragon (talk) 00:14, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    None of the above seems to indicate any problems from DMM's side. If anything the above copy/paste is just evidence of more LTA by someone very determined to make it difficult for us to stop them from abusing multiple accounts. Please do us all a favor and stop 8) PS: Locked for abuse of multiple accounts. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 01:05, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Don't listen to this user, NDKilla; he's just another sock account of WillG. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 05:05, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    SuperStreetKombat In case you're not aware, he was already made aware of it because I sent him a message last night, with the diffs of his previous socks saying something similar to CrusherTheDragon, and has already locked the account for "LTA" (Long-term abuse), and wasting everyone's time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:16, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    CheckUser request on 2 users:

    I am requesting a Checkuser on these 2 accounts because a few admins have suspected that Mictrons and Stroke bench are the same person, given that Mictrons was blocked based on some of his comments on Awful Movies Wiki and share the same grammar as Stroke bench like these examples here. Given that Stroke bench also asked people to support zoophiles, and watch how he admits to sockpuppetry in this here sentence here (given that it was removed to cover it up, but still a crucial mistake). That comment where he admits to sockpuppetry definitely tells me that it's likely Mictrons, especially since he also made this comment, still mentioning the suspected master. Given that both of them were created on exactly the same day, with both accounts being created exactly 9 hours and 38 minutes apart from each other and both of them registering on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, I'm pretty confident that they are both the same person. And for Stroke bench being created, they have also picked up where Mictrons left off on from this part right hereDarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:48, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    For the confession, the comment you will want to see is the one with the time stamp "22:43, 29 August 2021" at this link. Marxo Grouch (talk) 13:44, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Marxo Grouch Thanks for adding additional specifics that the Stewards should look for. I'm sure they'll look into it sooner or later. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:48, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Adding Thenstale (talk • contribs • block • CA • lwcheckuser) for these comments. The first one may look like he's agreeing with Mictrons, but given that he's been demanding for some of the wikis to close just like Mictrons demanded the Character wikis to be closed permanently, that doesn't seem like they're different at all. There's just too much duck-like behavioral evidence when you have a look at the comparisons of their behavior and similar demands they have made. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:44, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Void Could you assist us in this investigation against Mictrons based on the evidence we have gathered? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:19, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've added this to my radar and will look at it soon. -- Void Whispers 18:55, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Void Very good. Given that there's a lot of behavioral evidence shown from the links that were presented here. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:56, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hmm the results here are likely, but also not that conclusive. I'm therefore leaving it to local administrators to enforce local policies. -- Void Whispers 20:56, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Void Thanks for looking. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:14, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    An admin kicked me off my own wiki and closed it. Can you guys reopen it and give me my bureaucrat permissions back?

    I found out that an admin decided to demote me from my own wiki and close it without my permission. I made a post about it but it just got ignored so I'm hoping that this one doesn't get ignored before the wiki closes. It didn't break any guidelines as it didn't bully anyone so can you guys reopen it and give me my bureaucrat permissions back because I never allowed said admin to demote me and close the wiki and because the admin demoted me before closing the wiki, there's nothing I can do other than ask. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 02:15, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Didn't you already make a request similar to this a couple days ago? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:50, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    yep i do see a request here on the 10th, i would recommend waiting for a steward to reply, duplicating the same issue multiple times will not speed up a reply from a steward also keep in mind stewards have can take 1-2 weeks to reply perhaps longer if no reply by then you can leave them a message on their wall. Cocopuff2018 (talk) 18:41, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've restored permissions, feel free to handle the rest as necessary, or let me know if you need anything else. -- Void Whispers 21:08, 16 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you. I'll let you know if I need anything else. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 20:42, 17 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can’t make account

    I’ve been trying to make an account yet for some reason it says captcha error. However, I don’t see CAPTCHA. 2600:1001:B01C:729C:8564:1897:2891:255F 18:53, 15 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I would suggest the following: trying a different browser, trying a different connection (ie if you're on desktop, perhaps try mobile), clearing cache if you know how, and/or temporarily disabling blockers that may be interfering such as ublock or noscript. If this issue persists, I suggest sending a message to sre@miraheze.org along with your desired username, so worst case scenario they may be able to create an account in your stead. The captcha service itself may be an issue, but these steps in the meantime may do the job. --Raidarr (talk) 14:44, 16 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I was on mobile. 2600:1001:B01D:B7B2:70F6:9E4C:F2C6:BAD5 18:56, 16 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Has this been resolved yet, and if not have you tried the listed alternatives in full to get it working? --Raidarr (talk) 10:40, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    2600:1001:B01D:B7B2:70F6:9E4C:F2C6:BAD5, please e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org and a Steward will create an account for you. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:59, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question about dormancy policy pertaining my wiki

    gnd.miraheze.org - My wiki is private and only for myself. I use it as a more professional way to flesh out the universe of a personal story. Many of the pages will be character / item and location bios, these would only change in the event that i develop more for my world.. As i've set this as a private wiki, nobody else is helping me with this or has access.

    I left a note on my wiki's request when i was filling it out asking whether the dormancy policy would still count for me even with the above given but it seems it wasn't answered.

    If i had to fit my situation to one of the exemptions detailed, it would probably fit the first one: "Wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited"

    I'd appreciate any insight as to whether i qualify for an exemption from the dormancy policy.

    P.S;I plan to do this for another wiki i am currently requesting, which will be following the same format; Private Wiki that acts as an archive for my project, with loads of written data that will see very little changes. I will cross reference this topic in that request too.

    I'm sorry if my writing is not clear, i will be more than happy to re-explain anything that doesn't make sense. thank you once again, sorry for any inconvenience. NA19 (talk) 05:02, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @NA19: For future reference, please note that inactivity exemptions are not granted by wiki creators and thus, asking for an exemption in a wiki request won't lead you to have the exemption granted. If you meet the requirements for an exemption as outlined in Dormancy Policy then a Steward will mark your wiki as exempt from inactivity per this request. Hope this helps :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:49, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've added this to my radar and will be looking into whether or not the wiki qualifies for exemption shortly. -- Void Whispers 18:57, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hey Void, has this been completed? --Raidarr (talk) 08:56, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Stewards? Please

    Delete My wiki

    Please delete my wiki:- yfwikipedia.miraheze.org Yogfrontdev (talk) 06:00, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yogfrontdev As the only contributor to this wiki, this has been now Yes check.svg done per your request. Dmehus (talk) 02:55, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yogfrontdev Please note that I have Yes check.svg undeleted your wiki, as your Phabricator task was posted subsequent to this. Please remember to cancel your wiki deletion request(s) if you change your mind, and also advise me if you would still like it deleted. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:13, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Yogfrontdev: Don't worry, your deletion request was cancelled and your wiki was undeleted. Please don't delete this thread though so that we can keep better track of requests, thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:52, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Name change request

    Hello can I please get my name changed to MikeShinoda2001 for me? NormanBates2021 (talk) 09:32, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest if you wish your account to be renamed. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 19:48, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    ok whats taking so long, its been NINE DAYS! i want it changed now NormanBates2021 (talk) 21:26, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    interwiki admin request for onibuswiki, svonibuswiki and esonibuswiki

    Can I have interwiki-admin for onibus.miraheze.org, svonibus.miraheze.org, and esonibus.miraheze.org?, there's no community

    Note: I've already placed this request, but it hasn't gained engagement (i removed the old), so I'm doing it again as it seems there are few stewards currently available on Miraheze. Sorry if this bothers you.

    Criteria:

    • Hold bureaucrat rights on the local wiki: yes
    • Have had a Miraheze account for (a) at least two (2) weeks prior to requesting or (b) the two (2) month global user longevity requirement above: Registered: 2020-10-06
    • Have made either (a) 500 edits on the local wiki where requested or (b) the 1,000 global edit requirement above: Total edits: 22,200
    • Comply with any additional local rules governing the selection of local interwiki administrators

    Thanks. YellowFrogger (talk) 19:35, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Unfortunately they pretty much see this when they do, regardless of reposts or bumps. Void has been around lately and is most likely to turn up, but dmehus likes to show up from the mist too :p --Raidarr (talk) 10:37, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Void is not an interwiki administrator. There is no active interwiki administrator YellowFrogger (talk) 00:18, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    There are active Interwiki admins, see Interwiki administrators. Universal Omega, Ugochimobi, Doug and others have been actively responding to Interwiki requests on discord and, ofcourse, they can respond to requests on meta too. --Mazzaz (talk) 04:22, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes. But when I went there, I entered the "interwiki request" server, I typed there. I went to see it again, and it wasn't there anymore!? I was banned? YellowFrogger (talk) 01:07, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    YellowFrogger I looked through your contributions on the first linked wiki, but couldn't find a local election page. Can you please link me to such? If you've not created one yet, please start wait one, waiting ideally at least five (5) calendar days, then {{ping}} me back here to remind me. Dmehus (talk) 03:03, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    YellowFrogger Are you the only contributor, or only recently active contributor, on one or more of those wikis? If you'd still have need to add interwiki prefixes across your interlanguage wikis, I'd be happy to grant you local interwiki administrator without the formalities of holding an election on a wiki where you are the only contributor, as we have done in the past. Dmehus (talk) 03:14, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dmehus: I would like that, but thanks. The above problem has been resolved a long time ago. Yellowass.png (talk) 03:19, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Okay, sounds good. Let me know if you change your mind. Dmehus (talk) 03:21, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Namespace translation glitches on Nonciclopedia

    Hello. I am an interface administrator at Nonciclopedia. The wiki is in italian and namespace translations encounter strange gliches, which result in redlinks where there should be a page, categories getting messed up etc etc can anyone help? MrApocalisse (talk) 18:37, 20 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you provide a more clear example of where this is happening? I'm not sure I see anything wrong, but I also haven't looked very far yet. -- Void Whispers 23:24, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    User talks and page talks.
    also if you use the search function it's easier to see untranslated namespaces, just use the searh functiona nd if you try to select namespaces from the chack boxes you can see several are unstranslated
    Also, what happens sometimes is that the translation turns off and on, it will treat a "Discussione:" page which is a talk page, like regular one,until you refresh the page MrApocalisse (talk) 06:16, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also, when editing, what might happen is that you were visualizing the correct version of the page when reading but as as soon as you go to edit, sometimes it reverts back to the version of the page that has the "Discussione:"(Talk) or "Discussioni utente:"(Page talk) not seen as translated namespaces, so it treats it as it if were something from the main namespace. this can also inadvertently create two pages with the exact same name, that can cause other weirdness when trying to access the correct one MrApocalisse (talk) 07:42, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've asked for someone else to take a look at this. If you want to guarantee that this will be investigated by a sysadmin, I would recommend you compile this information into a Phabricator task so it can be better tracked by that team. -- Void Whispers 19:02, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    User:Infinite0694 and User:Matiia

    Hello. This accounts are imposters of Metawikimedia:User:Infinite0694 and metawikimedia:User:Matiia? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 18:55, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Could you also explain a bit further? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:59, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    DarkMatterMan4500 Hello I ask it here for check. Fffv7787 (talk) 19:57, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If you mean to perform a CU on them, it can't compare the data of metawikimedia and miraheze meta. To put it simply, CheckUser isn't needed here. These accounts were created long ago and, personally, I don't think we need to check if they are the same person considering their inactivity on miraheze. Yes, it may be the impersonation of those accounts but it is too late to ask them either. In case they began contributing, we may leave them a note on meta Wikimedia to confirm. --Mazzaz (talk) 09:10, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Mazzaz OK, thank you. Fffv7787 (talk) 12:13, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    My edits are not saving

    On the Reverse Best Shows & Episodes Wiki, I tried saving my edits, but it kept going back to the editing page. SleepParalysisDemon (talk) 01:10, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    What seems to be the issue? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:20, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If it hasn't been fixed, try getting out of the editor and do the 'golden rules' of getting rid of errant bugs in order - force reload page, restart browser, and clear browser cache as something might have gotten confused, especially with VisualEditor. --Raidarr (talk) 10:35, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also, SN is not the best place for these kinds of tickets, please open a Phabricator ticket if this is still ongoing. -- Void Whispers 19:04, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    There's something wrong with the comment section.

    Whenever I add a comment to a page on a Reception Wiki, a reply to another comment that's older than the one I made always appears under my comments at the end of the comment section. This must be some kind of a bug, because it's very intrusive, and needs to be fixed. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 06:32, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    The new version of the comments system sucks so hard, this is the worst version I ever had in Miraheze's history, for crying out loud. AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 06:52, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yeah, I know! It's making the comment sections unusable. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 07:22, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I've also noticed on various reception wikis (the most regular users of the plugin that I know of) the issue as described here. Take your pick really, if direct links are needed. It is intermittent, much in the way of the obscure bug reported on discord a while back, but hopefully much more visible here. --Raidarr (talk) 11:15, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Are you saying this can't be fixed? SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:52, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Many days back ago, I posted my video on Discord showing the problems of the comments system. AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 00:55, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    That's very good evidence of the issue, and exactly what I'm going through, as well. I couldn't even find another way of showing evidence of the situation at hand. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 03:07, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I was just going to make a discussion about this, until I realised there already was one. Anyway, I agree it's annoying as f**k.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Musicismylife (talkcontribs) 06:24, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I tried uploading a file here that shows the bug, but the abuse filter is preventing me. Anyway, the same thing happened. Don't get me wrong, I see that you're trying to improve, but these new updates have a lot of bugs and errors that are annoying and need to be fixed. SleepParalysisDemon (talk) 00:59, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
    Reply[reply]
    Yeah, and look at this. Musicismylife (talk) 01:10, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Can someone open (or link to an existing) Phabricator ticket for this issue? It might not be a problem we can solve ourselves, but you are actually more likely to get a response from a sysadmin who can investigate (and possibly resolve) the problem. Be sure to follow mw:How to report a bug — it may be oriented for use at WMF, but it still shows good practice for reporting an issue. -- Void Whispers 19:11, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please delete the private wiki

    this page 松•Matsu (talk) 05:02, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    If it saves time, confirmed sysop/bureaucrat of the wiki. --Raidarr (talk) 10:34, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As the only contributor to this wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done now per your request. Dmehus (talk) 03:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    warning, very beware!!!!!!!!!!

    I discover that you don't need to be an interwiki admin to put interwiki links on a page. For example: I put this link [[En:Apache Vip IV]] on this page and it stayed there in other languagues, the word "English" (because a steward (I think it was the Dmehus) put an interwiki prefix in english for me 1 year ago)

    See this page to see the interwikis prefixs: https://onibus.miraheze.org/wiki/Especial:Interwikis.

    Can a steward (or administrator interwiki) put this link: https://svonibus.miraheze.org/ as prefix language "sv - svenska" and this https://esonibus.miraheze.org/ as language prefix "es - español"? Thanks.

    And on other wikis you do the same (for example: on svenska version, you put an interwiki prefix there (on all, got it)) YellowFrogger (talk) 23:13, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    YellowFrogger, with apologies for the delay in responding to this, this looks to have been Yes check.svg handled by Ugochimobi. Your request on stewards' noticeboard was a bit unclear in terms of which wiki(s) you wanted interlanguage prefixes, too, though. You should ideally please specify the wiki to which you want your Special:Interwiki interwiki table edited and what links you want added to that table. If changing multiple wikis' interwiki tables, you should specify all changes for each wiki. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dmehus: That was a week ago. It's already been resolved. Thanks. I liked your return. You are important as a steward. Yellowass.png (talk) 04:14, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks. That's good it's been resolved. Let me know if you need anything else. :) Dmehus (talk) 04:19, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Close my account

    I want it locked/closed permanently I don't want it recovered and I'm not longer using this account please and thank you MicroGarfield (talk) 05:48, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    MicroGarfield, as it was a bit unclear on what you were seeking, I've Yes check.svg locked your account as a self-requested lock. Should you wish to have it unlocked, you can e-mail stewards(at)miraheze.org. If you should wish for your personally identifying information to be removed from your account, rendering the account completely unrecoverable, you may reach out to the Trust and Safety team via e-mail. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 03:50, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    It's time

    The following wikis need their database names changed:

    • terribletvshowswiki -> terribleshowsandepisodeswiki
    • besttvshowswiki -> bestshowsandepisodeswiki
    • dreadfulbookswiki -> dreadfulliteraturewiki
    • wonderfulbookswiki -> magnificentliteraturewiki

    Note: For length reasons, I wrote the database names rather than the actual URL names.

    This was proposed in the early stages of the rebrand, but was delayed when the rebrand got derailed after the user in charge of the rebrand, FreezingTNT, was demoted and blocked. Since the rest of the rebrand is complete, it is time to rename the wikis. The actual wiki names themselves have been updated, but not the database names/domain names. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:16, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please file a Phabricator task ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 17:54, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Idk how to do that. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:23, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Isn't this the domain of an existing bureaucrat on those wikis, not for someone else to decide for them? Raidarr (talk) 20:37, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This was decided already as a part of the Rebrand. Since you seem to not know much about this rebrand, I will catch you up on your talk page. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:08, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I will inform you how structural changes work on Miraheze in turn. Things are ideally done with community consensus, including wide-reaching votes and ideally the system known as Request for Comment. If such does not happen, the legitimacy of any initiative - including the rebrand which, as you linked, was primarily driven by a few members of the conversation making all the decisions - is not binding at all. Quite a bit of the context has additionally changed since then; you are pushing a plan that has not updated for the times including current membership and management. Without that there is the second level, the staff of the wikis themselves to make decisions. Per Miraheze policy, things like this are filed on Phabricator, and phabricator tasks regarding wikis should be filed by bureaucrats from those wikis. I quote this line in particular,
    "All Miraheze users are free to file bug reports and to give feedback. However, for more sensitive issues such as custom domain requests, article imports, database name changes, changing of restricted settings, among others, it is recommended that bureaucrats should be filing those issues. Even if you are a sysop, it is recommended a bureaucrat files the task. "
    And since the bureaucrats have changed significantly since that discussion, it's probably a good idea to get them to comment. As anointed leader, DarkMatterMan would be the best choice. Frankly, it's not your place to be making the request, nor to tell people 'this was decided' as though it was decided in a legitimate way that can be actioned on by Stewards or Sysadmins of this platform. It's not that I think these database name changes are a bad idea - I support them as logical - but the way you are going about this is simply off, much as I've attempted to explain to you on QP itself. --Raidarr (talk) 16:33, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    X mark.svg Not done. You have neither the authority, nor requisite community consensus to implement such a change. -- Void Whispers 18:49, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This doesn't need community consensus because this was proposed during the initial stages of the rebrand. As a matter of fact, the rebrand didn't have community consensus. There was no consensus for the wiki renames, the wiki merges, anything. It was decided, and since FreezingTNT, Trevor807, and Masson Thief are gone it is my duty to carry out the final stages of the rebrand. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:19, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Blubabluba9990 It's actually up to the bureaucrats (including myself) to decide the final verdict of the subdomain names, and I don't think that needs any changing whatsoever. It's fine just how it is. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:22, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fine. It doesn't really matter since the actual names of those wikis have been changed anyway. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:52, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Point of clarification: It's actually up to the community, though such decisions are typically delegated to local bureaucrats, though the community can ultimately decide the wiki's bureaucrats. Dmehus (talk) 03:25, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This is the principle nature of my opposition. Everything on QP (the region of wikis in question) has historically been done unilaterally. or by few on behalf of all. The fact a few users dominated in the past is not reason to permit or encourage that behavior now. --Raidarr (talk) 08:48, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Evil asshole harassing me and banning me on wikis i did nothing wrong on.

    This user Blazikeye535 is an evil harasser. He banned me on wikis i did nothing wrong on. I want this user demoted and GLOBALLY LOCKED!! And no questions asked. He even said i act like a child, when in fact i don't. GLOBALLY LOCK HIM NOW!!!

    He called my name MoronWario. Haha I'm so funny.. He's a unfunny bitch. MountWario (talk) 19:01, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Wow. That was not a mature response, was it? In addition, judging by what I've seen on Awesome Games Wiki, your block was justified since you were re-adding things that admins had deleted previously and really had nothing to do with the topic of the page and acted childish over your block. Marxo Grouch (talk) 19:47, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If anything, the OP seems like a good candidate for a global lock if this is the extent of his activities on Miraheze. Raidarr (talk) 20:07, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Raidarr I am not at all impressed with MountWario's unacceptable conduct towards users. He should be lucky he's not locked at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 25 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well, i want a 2nd chance but he took away my TPA, i shouldn't have it taken away. Can someone give it back. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MountWario (talkcontribs)
    Please refrain from making these types of comments in the future and remember to abide by our Code of Conduct at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:47, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question

    Hello! I created a template for the pages I copied from Wikipedia, but if I changed the words it will need to be inserted? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 17:30, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Fffv7787 Could you elaborate? If you change the words in the template, it will also change what's displayed on pages using the template without having to remove it and readd it. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:40, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Agent Isai I mean that if I copy content from Wikipedia to my wiki but change the words on the page I copied I will need the copyright template? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fffv7787 (talkcontribs)
    In good-faith, you should credit the original source directly if it is all copied, credit the original source for every section that remains copied, and if you rewrite sections, rewrite basically the entire page in your own words. At that point it's more lax, but you may as well note Wikipedia as the prominent source if that's what it is. --Raidarr (talk) 07:59, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you :) Fffv7787 (talk) 09:55, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How about we make these wikis:

    How about we make these wikis:

    Store reception wikis

    Food reception wikis

    Celebrities reception wikis

    DVD reception wikis

    Any other reception wikis

    That's the thing. MarioBobFan (talk) 22:37, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Feel free to request them in Special:RequestWiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:02, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Request them if you can handle them. Note that multiple of those categories are problematic to do in premise and would likely get very, very little traffic. I'd frankly say, how about not; instead consider contributing to something like "The New Reception Wiki", which despite its flaws does encompass a great deal of content in its premise and is less likely to fall dead by being too specific. --Raidarr (talk) 00:51, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Agreeing with the above. We don't really need any more reception wikis right now. The New Reception Wiki is enough for those topics. Marxo Grouch (talk) 18:00, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @MarioBobFan: Also, may I mention some things:

    FatBurn0000 (talk) 06:20, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    There's a user who needs to be globally locked.

    There's a user by the name of Hamzat213 who keeps posting political comments mostly about supporting communism, and breaks his promise not to do so anymore after getting unblocked, and now he's gone out of his way to make a hate blog about me on LCW, and even threatens to commit suicide if I block him on that wiki (which I even can't), so now I believe it's time for this user to be globally locked because of how much trouble he's caused and he can't be trusted on Qualitipedia anymore. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 18:42, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Not being trusted on QP is not necessarily cause for lock across the entire Miraheze problem, which is much bigger than the reception wikis themselves. Nonetheless, his only action seems to be on those wikis and he doesn't strike me as acting in good faith. --Raidarr (talk) 21:29, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So, let's block him on all Reception Wikis, so that he won't bother any of us again. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 21:40, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    These reception wikis... every time I go here, there's a problem, and it's always related to reception wikis. Miraheze has to be careful when hosting these types of wikis, or else strengthen self-patrolling on these reception wikis. Also, they say that everything is horrible too, without fear (although I agree with some). YellowFrogger (talk) 23:09, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This is the 3rd time a Steward has refused to global a rogue user for no reason... it goes to show that these users are winning, and the Stewards are powerless to stop them. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:05, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So again, not being trusted on QP is not a case to use, nor is a 'gochya, see look how the stewards are so weak' argument to bait them to action. Action is taken with evidence of clear vandalism or Code of Conduct/Terms of Use violation. This case requires clearly presented evidence to expect any progress as it is a sticky local topic that likely has no reason to come first in the schedules of stewards. That said, I will provide some things for review.
    Based on the first scenario (my exposure to him) I'd say he's on very thin ice at least. Maybe see if he makes it on the 'ball' wikis? The earliest comment on link 3 isn't exactly endearing. Later comments are more contrite. There's evidence of little to offer on the service as a whole since his connections are to the ball and reception wikis (and a couple also vaguely associated with them) with incredibly little in the way of actual contributions. --Raidarr (talk) 08:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The reason why he needs to be globalled isn't simply that he can't be trusted; it's just that he made too many political comments, made a hit piece against me, threatened to kill himself, and made petty excuses for his behavior, and you've already shown lots of evidence of his behavior, which adds to my statement. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:06, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    CAPTCHA

    The captcha is still wrong, and failing with a damn mistake, it's impossible to create an account. YellowFrogger (talk) 23:03, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @YellowFrogger: Sysadmins are aware and working as we speak to fix this issue. Please be considerate and refrain from using strong language though you may be frustrated. Thank you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:34, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    What do you mean strong language? I just used "damn"., thanks YellowFrogger (talk) 23:37, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I accidentally deleted a role and now i can't edit ManageWiki.

    Hello, I created a wiki with this website, and I'm still a bit new. I only had this Wiki site for a few hours, and a few minutes ago, I was trying to prevent unknown users or new users from editing or making any pages with the wiki. I assumed i was an Administrator, so, logically, I ended up deleting every role except bot, and what was going to be, Administrator.

    I then realize that the menu is now gone. And I cannot edit anything.

    I am unsure what to do now, and would appreciate any help anyone would be able to provide, thank you. TimeWisely (talk) 05:38, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @TimeWisely: that's very unfortunate and I strongly suggest more care in the future, because it may take a bit of time for a Steward to be able to correct this by manually rebuilding the permissions you need. Permissions are naturally divided in mediawiki. You would mainly want to tweak the permissions - remove editing rights from * and add it to the groups you want to be able to edit. Because of the division natural to MediaWiki it was only added once, so you must add it to the groups you want to do it including yours. You see the power of the tweaks even at this level.
    Now more importantly, true power is in two positions. One is administrator and the other was bureaucrat. Administrator is the right to manage a great deal of the wiki manually. Bureaucrat specifically allowed you to manage all user groups and use the ManageWiki tool. The split applied to this too. By removing bureaucrat you have destroyed the possibility of using ManageWiki and probably due to the way you purged everything else, you have no inherited ability to edit pages. So you see why this become an issue for Steward intervention; with luck they might have the time to handle this, so I will ping Void and dmehus (hey, worth a shot) and refer them to your wiki, which for reference is SkyeWiki.
    I'm sorry you had to encounter this, I can only plead for caution and if necessary, perhaps seek an experienced assistant so they can safely accomplish the goals you wanted in detail. --Raidarr (talk) 08:26, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yikes, I didn't know this was even possible, I thought it would stop me at the role I myself was assigned to, my main intention was to try and rebuild it manually, but had I never used MediaWiki before, I ended up getting a bit flustered and just deleted the roles, would it be possible that the wiki could just be wiped and reset? I wouldn't mind it, I didn't have the wiki up for long at all - And I don't have any real posts on it. TimeWisely (talk) 13:20, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @TimeWisely: A Steward or sysadmin can regrant you the rights. If you wish to reset the entire permissions table (without resetting your wiki), you can make a Phabricator task asking for that to be done or ask on Discord/IRC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:14, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh I see, well, I went ahead and went to that link, and I went ahead and submitted a task to get the permissions table reset, I believe the damage I may have caused may cause a bit more problems in the future, so I went ahead and submitted that request, just in case. So, I will be on the lookout for any emails that may come my way. Thank you for your help, sorry about my ignorance in this, I realize this is likely quite a hassle since I kind of caused this on myself, I'm just not really use to using MediaWiki is all. TimeWisely (talk) 19:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    No harm at all, you were acting in good faith and I assume you learned some important lessons about MediaWiki along the way :p Might take a bit of time, but nothing that can't come out better than before. --Raidarr (talk) 19:58, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @TimeWisely: As Raidarr stated above, no damage will likely occur out of this so don't worry, everything will be fine. :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hurry up and change my name

    I do not like the norman bates name anymore, i want it changed to "MikeShinoda2001", but it has been ten days and still nothing. Account was created on feb 9th NormanBates2021 (talk) 22:25, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    A Steward will process it soon. Sorry for the wait. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:26, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    i have waited days, still nothing, HURRY UP AND CHANGE IT or i will abandon this acc NormanBates2021 (talk) 02:19, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @NormanBates2021: Please note we are all volunteers. A Steward will attend to it shortly. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:56, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This has been done now. -- Void Whispers 20:53, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    forgive me for being so impatient MikeShinoda2001 (talk) 02:03, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Enable LinkTitles in my wiki

    Please enable the LinkTitles extension on my wiki Uonia: https://uonia.miraheze.org/wiki/Uonia_Wikia Winn (talk) 06:59, 29 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello Winn, if this extension isn't present in Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki, then you'll have to file a Phabricator task and a sysadmin will enable it. --Mazzaz (talk) 10:26, 29 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This is actually within the purview of Stewards. Dmehus (talk) 03:38, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Winn With apologies for the delay, this has now been Yes check.svg done. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:37, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Could you please close this wiki?

    There's a wiki called Horrible Political Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki that violates the Content Policy. Could you please close it? Musicismylife (talk) 01:11, 26 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    It's pretty dead, but looks to be worth closing on principle to me given its problematic focus. --Raidarr (talk) 11:56, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    What now? FatBurn0000 (talk) 21:07, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Pinging @Dmehus: to see if it will fit in his extended schedule, and to put an official marker on the issue. He's got quite a few things to do today. --Raidarr (talk) 08:21, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I recomend leaving a message to the owner of that wiki's talk page on the said wiki instead of reporting it without their consent. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 11:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Potential content policy violations do not require consent to report, and it would be an abusable practice if it was. I doubt RLV was requested consent of for its own report here, either. --Raidarr (talk) 11:29, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Threads that need Steward attention

    Hello. It seems that all Stewards are currently busy with other things as many threads have been left with no response. In order to make things easier I have made a list of threads that need a Steward to be resolved (concrete requests). This may not be complete but these are the ones that I found. Considering the threads I also am guessing there are rename requests pending. @Void: @Dmehus: @NDKilla:

    --DeeM28 (talk) 13:30, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Last issue was resolved, I forget where on meta that took place (a talk page I believe), and at any rate the wiki in question appears to be restored. --Raidarr (talk) 14:15, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I've Yes check.svg done most of these; will look at any outstanding global renames this weekend. Last one was already done, as Raidarr noted. Dmehus (talk) 04:02, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The character wiki matters appear to be fully resolved as well. I believe the main thing (outside of the SN, but still) requiring attention at a communal level is the long backlog on requests for adoption. --Raidarr (talk) 09:09, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks, Raidarr. Yes, I intend on looking at those this weekend also. Dmehus (talk) 13:39, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for this, DeeM28. Those rename threads you linked to were already handled by Void. I've handled the wiki deletion requests, as noted. I've also cleared any backlog in the global rename queue. I will aim to have the requests for adoption cleared this week. Dmehus (talk) 03:10, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Sperosdurell wikis, close request please

    Please close my wikis, I want to start fresh. Thank you. SperosDurrell (talk) 15:17, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    For reference, a list of wikis made by this user is available on this RfC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:21, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    closing? SperosDurrell (talk) 20:57, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SperosDurrell: FAQ page wrote: A wiki closes when you go to Special:ManageWiki and tick the Closed button:
    wiki uses this username [1]
    pga Sperosdurell
    pediaworlds Sperosdurell
    accommodations Sperosdurell
    middleeast Tatebmf
    easypedia Sperosdurell or Krazog82
    quotes Sperosdurell
    traveltheworld Sperosdurell
    freegames Sperosdurell
    sadmovies Sperosdurell
    news Sperosdurell
    westvirginia Sperosdurell
    sixsentencespedia Sperosdurell
    unitedstatesofamerica SperosDurrell
    PercyUK (talk) 21:08, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I apologize. SperosDurrell (talk) 02:12, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I need permission rights for those wikis cause i don't have access to sperosdurell password, sorry or I would close them. SperosDurrell (talk) 02:19, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    any updates?? SperosDurrell (talk) 01:20, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SperosDurrell: Please do not spam my talk page. Raidarr has clearly explained the situation which you replied as understood.
    PercyUK (talk) 07:52, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry SperosDurrell (talk) 03:52, 6 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    SperosDurrell As the only contributor to all of the above-listed wikis, which PercyUK has kindly listed for me to make it easier to delete wikis, this has now been Yes check.svg done (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, and #13). As well, it seems that a user restriction is now again necessary, this time with global rather than Meta-only applicability given your propensity to request, and have created, multiple wikis, make few or zero edits, then abandon them, often requesting deletion. While I believe your behaviour is in good-faith and with good intent, the fact that others (specifically, PercyUK) have even gone so far as to propose an RfC to try and restrict the wiki creation of wikis suggests you've hit the last nerves of multiple Miraheze community members, so it cannot be ignored, even if that RfC was both unclear and procedurally not the best venue for rectification. I will have more to say here. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:44, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    My rename request

    My rename request was rejected for no noted reason. The email I received did not explain why it was rejected at all. Musicismylife (talk) 22:37, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hmm, odd. Anyway, the request was declined simply because I wanted you to resubmit the request due to how old it was, on the off chance you were no longer interested in the rename. -- Void Whispers 23:10, 30 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Void: I've resubmitted the request, could you please review it? Thanks, Musicismylife (talk) 01:30, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    For the record, this has been resolved. --Raidarr (talk) 08:20, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I'm ready to be globally blocked

    My passion for making wiki pages is now gone, I can't let go what happened to me in August, and I got a New Retroid Pocket 2 so I'll be doing a lot more gaming now. So I'm ready to leave Miraheze for good. Grust (talk) 15:28, 1 October 2021 (UTC) Grust (talk) 15:28, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Goodbye Grust, I'm so glad I got to meet you. I hope you have a good life outside the internet. TigerBlazer (talk) 17:09, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fare thee well. Sorry things happened the way they did. Have a nice life outside Miraheze. Marxo Grouch (talk) 22:09, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Goodbye. AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 22:09, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I didn't know you very well, but goodbye, and everyone on Qualitipedia appreciates that you made Crappy Games Wiki, because without you and that wiki, Qualitipedia wouldn't exist. FatBurn0000 (talk) 23:07, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Grust: Hi, I'm sorry to see you go again. Since you have already requested a lock a year ago and then came back I would just like to confirm that you are sure about this and do not expect to come back in the near future. If there is still a chance you may come back at some point you could always just not have your account locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:30, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Goodbye Grust it was fun talking to you Gilimaster69 (talk) 15:51, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Reception123:Yes I am absolutely sure I want to leave Miraheze for good. I want my account locked with no way for me to get it back. Grust (talk) 01:42, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Grust With regrets, this has now been Yes check.svg done. With regard to Reception123's astute point out above that it was actually Grust that was originally locked and unlocked in 2020. Grust 2.0 earlier this year requested to usurp Grust because he was no longer able to log into his Grust account and didn't have a registered e-mail address on file. It's definitely believed the two Grusts are the same user, but as no prior confirmation edit existed, usurpation was the only option. The prior global lock history stays with the username title—that is to say, when one is globally renamed, their lock history does not transition to the new username, thus there's no lock history on Grust (usurped). Dmehus (talk) 02:46, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Still waiting for my global block. I don't want to return! Make it so I can never return. Grust (talk) 01:58, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    See above. Dmehus (talk) 02:48, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bye bye. MarioBobFan (talk) 03:23, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello, My wiki's permission tree was reset, but I still can't access ManageWiki.

    Hello, i made a request a few days ago, about me accidentally deleting my permissions tree, and I have gotten an email saying my permissions tree was fixed and reset. I checked them, and everything looks good, however, I don't appear to be able to edit the Special:ManageWiki page, I feel like I didn't get the bureaucrat role added back to me.

    I was wondering, how would I go about getting that role added to me on my wiki? Or, should I submit another request on that Phabricator website?

    I hope someone might be able to assist me with this, it will be much appreciated. Thank you. TimeWisely (talk) 21:03, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @TimeWisely: Per your CentralAuth, it appears that you aren't bureaucrat. This is likely because you deleted the bureaucrat permission and it seems that you weren't automatically granted it back when the permissions table was replaced. A Steward will assign you it soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:11, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ah, I forgot to check that when I reset the permissions. This has now been fixed. -- Void Whispers 21:14, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Awesome, thank you very much! TimeWisely (talk) 21:23, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please delete my wiki

    Please delete my wiki erotica.miraheze.org ('eroticawiki' in the DB) as I won't be having the free time I thought I would have to make it grow and develop. Thanks. Solitudine (talk) 22:57, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Solitudine As the only contributor to your wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done now, per your request. Dmehus (talk) 02:32, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Delete My Wiki

    I would like you to delete https://exquisiteboardgames.miraheze.org/, as I have never had the time to work on it and I am much more interested in other things right now. TigerBlazer (talk) 01:28, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Wait wait maybe you can let me adopt it Gilimaster69 (talk) 01:14, 6 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    TigerBlazer This has now been Yes check.svg done. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:36, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question

    When will Miraheze update to the recent version of MediaWiki (1.37)? If you don't know, put at least estimates Yellowass.png (talk) 07:12, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    MediaWiki 1.37 isn't due to be released until November, so probably not until then. -- Void Whispers 12:31, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi, We will make our best effort to have it on test3wiki as soon as rc0 is out. Production wikis will get it shortly after full release. We currently have the branch available on the mediawiki repo. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 19:55, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Assorted requests

    I'm a bit of a moron and forgot how one-time tokens work, so please disregard the period of time I spent moping in the corner about how I couldn't access my account and the edit here where I forgot I could use OTTs to solve my own problem after using one to log in, in the first place.

    As for proper business for the noticeboard, I seek

    • Closure of mwclassic.miraheze.org
    • Closure of criticalreceptions.miraheze.org

    Both projects are frankly a persistent headache and source of mild stress, as I have no ability to follow them through yet still hold some level of vision for their premises. It is simpler to end them.

    Finally, based upon my edit count nearly passing the global requirement by 2x, I seek interwiki administrator right for raidarr.miraheze.org to offer it further extensibility and in part to become familiar with the mechanic itself.

    Thank you for your time with regards to whichever requests may be accommodated. --Raidarr (talk) 09:03, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Raidarr I'll take a look at these tonight. With regard to the latter, are you able to link me to your local election page you started a few days ago (or more)? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 13:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    By nature of the wiki's request and function, I believed an electoral process to be redundant due to the wiki's status as a privately managed wiki engineered to be more or less only used by myself allowing for outsider comment when things are created. There is no community at this time (as a rather new creation), and traditionally speaking there would not be a collaborative community in the future. An election by jurisdiction would only include myself, and perhaps my alts. --Raidarr (talk) 20:44, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ah, sorry, I didn't look to see if the wiki in question was a private wiki. We have allowed that in the past on occasion. Dmehus (talk) 20:22, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Raidarr In terms of your request for local interwiki-admin, this has been Yes check.svg done per your stated added comments, and upon verification of the same, that this is (a) a private wiki to which (b) only you have contributed. We've done this on couple occasions in the recent past, notably with reviwikiwiki and the since deleted bwm0wiki. I assume Raided Lemons is your alternate account (ideally confirming that from your alternate account if it was created while not logged in to your master account, or linking me to the log entry where it was created by your master account). I will handle the other request shortly. Dmehus (talk) 20:32, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Log entry for the record and by request related to above. Otherwise, thank you for the task completions and your time. --Raidarr (talk) 23:56, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    No problem, and thanks for the confirmation log link. Thanks also for creating your alternate account(s) whilst logged in. :) Dmehus (talk) 23:58, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Raidarr Per your stated rationale, including, but not limited to the fact that you were the only contributor these wikis, this now been Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). Dmehus (talk) 20:39, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    please delete my wiki

    Please delete robloxwiki --Bongo Cat (talk) 13:11, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bongo Cat What's the reason you're wanting it deleted? Unless you're a legitimate alternate account of Bukkit/WikiJS, in which case, please kindly post a confirmation edit from the former of those accounts. Dmehus (talk) 13:42, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'd like to delete the wiki because no one contributes to it, and I don't have the time to contribute to all my wikis at once. Bongo Cat (talk) 13:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dmehus:Yes, Bongo Cat is my alternative account.
    —[ Bukkit ][ Talk | Contributions | Barnstars
    14:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
    Ah, thank you, Bukkit. Dmehus (talk) 20:17, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done, as you and your alternate accounts were the only contributor to this wiki, so it was rather easy to honour your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 20:21, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Help

    Someone to help please? Before I searched the name of the wiki where I manage on google, the 'onibus wiki'. However, out of nowhere, when I search again, it disappeared from the search engines, and losing to a wikipedia article about buses, and this one fandom wiki: doU! How do I improve my search results? Yellowass.png (talk) 16:56, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @YellowFrogger: I searched 'onibus wiki' on Google and found your wiki, it was the 4th search results after Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:17, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: There's something wrong. Previously when it was searched, it appeared among the first, the second place to be more exact. Today this happened. It 'stumbled' from the search results and no longer appears in the top for some reason, losing out to crap like Fandom wikis.
    Miraheze has to invest mainly in its pagerank, which is 50 on its hosted wikis. Wikis hosted on Fandom have a page rank of 90, Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, famous sites have a page rank of 90 (but that's to be expected). A common site is usually between 30 and 60. Good sites are between 60 and 80. Poor sites are between 10 and 20.
    Did he appear after Wiktionary and Wikipedia? In my case it appeared after Wikipedia, Facebook, Instagram (wiki social networks) and Fandom Wikis. This might be due to your language preferences or something.
    On Bing, the results are worse. If you search Bing, the wiki will pretty much only show up on the fourth page. But, thankfully, no one uses this Edge trash. And whoever uses Edge will use Google.

    That's why it's always better to improve the page rank on Miraheze, and its wikis. People tend to be lazy, or, let's say: suspicious and always use the first search results. Yellowass.png (talk) 18:10, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Agent Isai: It was the main page that disappeared. Not the wiki itself. I used the search with quotes as a reference: "https://onibus.miraheze.org/wiki/Página_principal", and nothing appeared, only related. I swear I didn't change and I didn't do anything on the main page (which was supposed to happen if I changed the main page to a different layout). In fact, it has not been modified since December 2020. Yellowass.png (talk) 18:48, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: Please, someone to give an opinion? Yellowass.png (talk) 21:11, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @YellowFrogger: FANDOM has such good SEO and pagerank because they're in it for the money and contract SEO agencies to get their wikis at the top of the Google results. Miraheze on the other hand lets you manage SEO yourself which gives you flexibility and control in that aspect. What I recommend you do on your wiki is enable WikiSEO, sign up for the Google Search Console and Bing Webmasters service to gain control over how your website is indexed and get recommendations about what you can improve. Once you have signed up for these services, you can submit a sitemap which generally helps get your website on Google much much faster than if it manually indexed it by itself. These tools also give you recommendations on how to improve your page rank (e.g. if you don't have a mobile skin, perhaps it'll tell you to enable one. If a certain page takes too long to load because of excessive templates, these services will generally alert you, etc.). I've found that heeding the suggestions Google and Bing have made really did help my wiki rise to the top of Google and Bing and I believe it'll help you too. Hope this helps. Reply if you have any questions :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:12, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: I fully agree with you. FANDOM attracts visitors not to wikis, but for money. Even your themes are small, boring and full of ads. Another thing is that the employees are paid, and the founder is the same as the one from Wikipedia! (and there are still people who donate to the Wikimedia Foundation); then it will soon be automatically stolen to appear in the first results. Yellowass.png (talk) 04:19, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: Let's get to the main topic:
    (The 'PageRank' I had based on an extension that showed the PageRank of websites).
    The only thing missing was the main page, not the site itself. Well, it's very messy. Search for 'Onibus Wiki' or 'Ônibus Wiki' on google. It was gone and now it appears, but it will disappear again, and it will appear. As if I had done something: like changed the main page. These things started happening today.
    The name 'Ônibus Wiki' is very bad, and it was a slightly bad choice. But at the time I had no idea. I could have chosen created names like "Enciclopédiabus" - (Encyclopediabus). Even because, this current name, Wiki is short for Wikipedia, not to mention that it is very well known by other wikis (these other FANDOM wikis have a small and bad content edited by IPs, but even so, it manages to be my competitor).
    Bing is a polluting and bad search engine. As I don't use it, I don't know what it's like, but the site doesn't appear anyway.
    In my opinion, miraheze should have an option to place ads (rather than a box option in 'Manage general settings for this wiki'), the wiki author would place the ad if they want, so monetization would go to Miraheze. Even because, almost nobody donates. Yellowass.png (talk) 04:32, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    From my experience, Google does prefer a static page over a dynamic one, and will not recommend dynamic ones because they do not make very good links (the contents are obviously subject to change). Thus pretty much any day it's more in your interest to make the content pages more established since from what I know wiki traffic will always be directed to proper content pages - at least as search engines think, which is a sticky and difficult topic (SEO) with its own occupation for a reason. It'll only recommend dynamic content like front pages in certain other contexts that have yet another set of variables for how search engines think. I'm afraid your best bet (imo) boils down to best practices and the consoles and looking more to the overall searchability of contents as compared to the main page itself. But don't let that dissuade you from troubleshooting further since I'm actually interested in seeing if you can reach consistency. As for the name, I think the special character might hurt, but I don't think there's too much wrong with 'Onibus' itself. Has a cute charm to it.--Raidarr (talk) 08:17, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Raidarr: 'Ônibus' means 'bus' in Portuguese, which is the language of the wiki. About the dynamic pages, the current one I use is the same one used on Wikipedia in English as you can see that header with bullets on the side. So I have to choose a simple layout like: just words to take off in search results? Yellowass.png (talk) 15:42, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    SEO for non-english cases is weird and beyond my theorizing abilities I'm afraid. It's possible that angle introduces odd conditions that otherwise wouldn't apply, or there is still something about your page (or even domain if Miraheze's usual front pages are weighing in on sub domains) that would be a changing factor in how search engines treat your particular subdomain, even if it's doing nothing different or wrong. --Raidarr (talk) 19:05, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Help

    I tried to request a wiki, and it says that it contains an invalid character. It doesn’t specify which character is invalid. I didn’t put any special characters or numbers. Help. Rupert (talk) 19:39, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Rupert: Make sure to only include your wiki's subdomain in the "Subdomain" field. Do NOT include ".miraheze.org". Also, don't include numbers or periods either. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:25, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please change my name

    I want to change my name from Kingjorbs to KingjorbstheGuy498, if you can do it for me, thanks. Kingjorbs (talk) 16:59, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello Kingjorbs, please request using Special:GlobalRenameRequest. --Magogre (talk) 17:07, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    2 suspicious users who has targeted the Roblox Clones page on Crappy Games Wiki more than 24 hours ago, and hereby requesting a CheckUser on the following accounts:

    I have a reason to believe that these 2 are indeed the very same person, because when Lollolman vandalized this page Roblox clones, it was reverted, then 32 minutes later, Derpderpdude showed up, and did the very same thing. It's very clear to me that they are no doubt one and the same, only just here to target the very same page. Please take a look at this when given the time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:40, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    There's some similarity between the users' vandalism, but taken together with other available evidence, this is inconclusive at this point. In other words, it's possible they're the same user, but it's also possible they're two separate users. The users may be vandalism only accounts, but it's only four edits between the two accounts, on one wiki, around which both are locally indefinitely blocked. I would recommend warning both users to user accounts policy on their local user talk pages, and advise if you see them edit further on other wikis, or if you see future accounts created editing in a similar fashion. As such, I'm closing this as Yes check.svg locally handled, with no further action from Stewards, for now. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:01, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for checking them out anyway. Also, are you going to be around tonight on Discord? If that's your plan, then that's good to hear. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:04, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please delete 2 of my wikis

    Can hytalewiki https://hytale.miraheze.org/ and minicraftwiki https://minicraft.miraheze.org/ be deleted? Hytale says they're releasing it in 2023 and I think I'll recreate the wiki when it releases, and minicraftwiki I handed it out to my friend and he just did nothing, he didn't even want the admin permissions on that wiki. I didn't create any dumps of those wikis as they have basically nothing. Anpang (talk) 03:00, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Anpang For hytalewiki, Yes check.svg done per your request as the only contributor to the wiki. For minicraftwiki, I'm not seeing where you held the wiki originally. It appears to have been created by your friend. In any case, it's closed per Dormancy Policy, so should be deleted in due course. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:08, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh, I forgot, at the time I was using that account and I handed it out to my friend. I don't have any proof but ok it can be deleted with dormancy policy Anpang (talk) 04:41, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hrm? What account do you mean? Is Secretcraft your alternate account, or do you mean the two of you talked about it on- or off-wiki in terms of creating the wiki? Dmehus (talk) 14:26, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Election on Chromeball Wiki

    Hi Stewards, Chromeball wiki doesn't have any active admins so we were told to hold an election to promote someone to bureaucrat and have it open for 7 days. It's been 7 days and the election is over. Here's the link to the election: link PBW (talk) 01:31, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    PBW Thank you for your request. Interestingly, I see that ThatDudeRightHere has made a couple edits in the past week, interestingly, if a user wanted to run for bureaucrat. Other than one other edit, indeed, I see he's not active on the wiki. Any idea why? In any case, I've pinged ThatDudeRightHere to this thread, and if he doesn't respond within a day or two, I'll assess your local election in his stead and effect any permissions needed. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:54, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    We tried to contact him through Discord and someone else left him a message but he hasn't replied PBW (talk) 02:13, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    PBW As ThatDudeRightHere hasn't responded to the {{ping}} from me and your myriad attempts to have him effect the outcome, this has been Yes check.svg closed as successful. Please do see my hopefully instructive closing comments and recommendations. Dmehus (talk) 02:56, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    PBW Actually, ThatDudeRightHere has already done this, which I hadn't yet seen, as he hadn't closed the discussion. So as I said locally, there's nothing for Stewards to do here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:05, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I request to be globally locked

    I want to leave Miraheze for good, or at least abandon this username/account by globally locking it because I don't want to be targeted or harassed by any stalkers or troll communities. This is for safety, and I would appreciate if you would globally lock my account as soon as you can. Thank you, and good bye. VosVosKitsune (talk) 04:50, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done, with regrets, per your request and articulated rationale. Dmehus (talk) 05:24, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    VosVosKitsune Sorry to see you go. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:06, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    goodbye Gilimaster69 (talk) 15:20, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fare thee well 🥺 Marxo Grouch (talk) 15:42, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Is it possible for me to become a new bureaucrat and sysop of the `uglylogoswiki`?

    Well, the reason why I'm asking this is because I'm not even an admin or bureaucrat of that wiki, as it has been a target of a particular troll making spam pages, including the ones that are egregious. I'm just tired of having to slap the deletion templates every time they make troll pages on that particular wiki. So, is it possible that I could be granted that? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:45, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Are local admins available/active that should be contacted first? I'd also think this is global sysop domain if not since that is what policy suggests, while simply being given near ownership of a wiki in the name of cvt is totally unprecedented. --Raidarr (talk) 12:42, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Raidarr: No, none of them are active on that wiki at all right now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:44, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    For the benefit of observing Stewards, this is the current staff situation on the wiki in question. One bureaucrat and two admins. One admin is globally locked, the other from what I'm aware has largely retired from Miraheze but is still reachable on the wider internet. From my experience, I doubt that user has much interest in returning to perform CVT and as a sysop, he lacks the tools to delegate. The bureaucrat has a mixed status among other like wikis (which DMM is the effective leader on in many cases) and I cannot spot contributions on his account past 2019. Bottom line I would consider the current leadership defunct for properly handling vandalism and there is no apparent means to locally issue promotions to DarkMatterMan.
    However, that still leaves the normal routine for cases like these, where the global sysops (and Stewards by default of course) may be employed as long as the wiki has not opted out of their activity. Having a Steward add permissions to someone with no permissions on-wiki to aid in local anti-vandalism, especially bureaucrat is a very unusual request from what I've seen on policy. I'll defer to an actual Steward/GS for formal statement, but I believe you have two options in this case. One, hold a local election to be issued rights. Either anyone active will (presumably) come to support you or you will go unopposed for roughly 7 days, thus (I assume) allowing you to take these permissions by default. This measure is founded in policy and wouldn't require Stewards to do something unusual. Alternatively, and/or in the meantime a GS/Steward can be poked to investigate the wiki in question and help out in purging bad actors, as is the process on the rest of Miraheze where absentee admins and no local caveats apply. --Raidarr (talk) 19:01, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Raidarr: To be fair, the bureaucrat, Mar9122 was globally locked based on evidence linking him to MeMeGuYWasLost and 5 other accounts that were used in an abusive manner (such as vandalism). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:23, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    DarkMatterMan4500, are you an existing contributing editor to uglylogoswiki? Assuming so, yes, it's definitely possible for you to hold a local election on a wiki where there are no or few locally active bureaucrats or sysops, but I would also add that that's not the only discussion you could instead have. In effect, why make it a binary outcome—that is to say, whether you should be a bureaucrat and/or sysop or not. Rather, why not hold a local RfC or similar community discussion and propose several options, such as whether the wiki contains sufficient contributing editors and useful content intended to be read by people and, if so, whether it should continue or be demised? Then, if the wiki is to be continued, have a separate proposal establishing criteria upon which may be granted advanced permissions. If you would like a local sitenotice on the wiki, you can definitely ask Stewards to draft and post a neutral sitenotice on the wiki in question via this noticeboard. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 04:43, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Global this account

    Please global this account. Bukkity (talk) 13:58, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bukkit, this has been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 04:35, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Fatal error

    It is impossible to create a page/visit/edit on the wiki where I manage. When I go to edit, it appears:

    [f02b4380fd03e6cd7c05aba3] 2021-10-13 03:32:41: Fatal exception of type "TypeError" Yellowass.png (talk) 03:34, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    YellowFrogger can you please report this on Phabricator, linking to this thread (the permalink) in your task, for system administrators to investigate? This is definitely within their scope, and they are best placed to investigate. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:31, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @YellowFrogger: We are aware of this issue and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused. We hope to have this resolved shortly. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:36, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    User:Xenharmonic and Xen Wiki

    I'm very sure that User:Xenharmonic is a sock of globally banned User:PiotrGrochowski. Since there's a significant gap between Xenharmonic's latest activity and PiotrGrochowski's global ban (which is over two months), this can't be proven with CU, but I think they are obvious DUCKs. Here's some evidence:

    Xenharmonic is normally active only at Xen Wiki but since they are probably connected to PiotrGrochowski, I recommend globally locking them.

    Also, this edit and this edit suggests that Xenharmonic wanted the wiki to be closed down. I also wanted that wiki to be closed down because most of the users signing up on this wiki are generally spambots to be honest.

    BTW, I'm sorry if I reported this late. SMB99thx (talk) 08:25, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @SMB99thx: Since this is a Trust & Safety issue, emailing T&S this info instead of reporting it publicly is a better option. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:45, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @DarkMatterMan4500: Okay, I'll remember it later, soon enough I'll email this to T&S. SMB99thx! 10:51, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]