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Request for adoption

This page is for requesting to "adopt" (reopen) a wiki (if you are not a bureaucrat) that has been closed due to inactivity.

Pictogram voting info.svg Note: Only wikis that have been automatically closed due to inactivity can be adopted! If the wiki was manually closed, it cannot be adopted.

If you would additionally like advanced rights (administrator and/or bureaucrat), please start a local election.

If you are already a bureaucrat on the wiki simply, go to Special:ManageWiki/core (on your wiki) and uncheck the "closed" box to reopen your wiki. Wikis that are set to private cannot be adopted due to privacy reasons! You must be a registered user to adopt a wiki (or to post on this page).
Please remember to:

  • Talk in a calm and respectful manner
  • Give us details

For other global issues please see: Stewards' noticeboard

To add your request, click the "Add Request" button below and enter the details asked.
Archives of Requests for adoption [e]

Status:  Locally handled

TylerMagee (talk) 16:57, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

TylerMagee, it looks like this has been Yes check.svg locally reopened, though local administration is not very active. I would, therefore, suggest making a few constructive contributions to the wiki, then requesting permissions somewhere prominently (i.e., a noticeboard, a page in (Main) namespace), and then returning to stewards' noticeboard to request a Steward assess your local election request. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:22, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  In progress

Status:  In progress
  • Wiki:
  • Username: Y.Sugawara (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): No
  • Reason: I am interested in trains, and I have edited Worldtrainwiki, so I think I can expand this wiki. Also, there are some users who will help to make contents on this wiki.

Y.Sugawara (talk) 09:03, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  In progress

Nowodex (talk) 17:03, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Are you planning to actually contribute, or are you just making a request for the sake of owning something? Firestar464 (talk) 11:46, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  In progress

Status:  In progress
  • Wiki:
  • Username: Auxipox (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): No
  • Reason: The wiki was previously for a community that's now defunct. I wish to keep it around for a little longer for those who are still around.

Auxipox (talk) 12:36, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  Not done
  • Wiki:
  • Username: YellowFrogger (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): No
  • Reason: Yes I know the wiki is not closed or inactive but completely abandoned with the last change being months ago (by a user who doesn't control the site, and mostly by a welcome extension bot with spambots being created on the site), you can even see them here in the recent changes. This wiki is important because it currently maintains 3K articles and doesn't deserve a deletion. With it abandoned, he runs the risk of suffering vandalism and other types of actions of bad faith and me perhaps being his administrator who would check or even contribute would be important for his continuation and would not be thrown out for once although I not edited it (or edited it a few times). And I know I have to do a local election, but I have to confirm it to you guys first here. If the owner (CooliCoister) of the site is alive, speak here, if he is alive and still accept that I control the site, I appreciate it. Also remember that I'm not robbing the site to make drastic changes to it, if it gets accepted I'll just be doing maintenance on it and contributing to more articles (although I haven't done anything there). Even if the author makes a few visits (if he is), he is unedited, that is, abandoned and done. Thanks for reading.

YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 04:02, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I am performing a user close of this request because the exclusive function of this page is to reopen a wiki that you cannot contribute to, and as you stated the wiki is open to contributing. You mentioned that there was an owner; while he has not contributed since well over a year ago (and nobody else appears to have substantively edited at all since July), he has been recently active on Miraheze. For full diligence you can contact him via talk page. The place has a surprising number of bureaucrats, but no recent activity of any kind. If he does not reply at all, you could perform a local election as-is since nothing in local policies (not that I found any) precludes it and the activity gap will have been sufficiently large (though the fact he founded the place, is still active and probably controls the domain are all good incentives to ensure a response). But if you contact and he offers you the rights himself, so much the better. Otherwise this is a topic strictly to be made and addressed on the Stewards' noticeboard, as it is essentially out of scope here. I do however intend to inform a particular Steward to check over recent entries here today, since a small backlog has been collected. If my observations are off I am sure he will comment so. --Raidarr (talk) 11:19, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@YellowFrogger: As discussed in private, you could probably stage an local election pursuant to global convention and be elected by acclamation should you run uncontested. As per Raidarr's comment, this X mark.svg cannot be undertake under current global policy. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:02, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: and @Raidarr: Thanks for the quick response, I would really love to adopt this wiki, however, can you tell how I would hold this local election? When making the election, would I wait a week or a few days? - this is my question about the time of the election, and if no have vote against and not against, would I still have a chance? And another question, I didn't do no edits on the wiki, does that take away my chances of adopting it? Although this is because I would be more happy to edit only after becoming a bureaucrat. Unfortunately, it looks like his answer for me will be a little difficult, he hasn't edited for 1 year and three months, meaning it's been a while, as he seems to be busy. The issue of the wiki being inactive, it's bad because the wiki doesn't seem to hold just bullshit and a little taste that I have for podcasts. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 17:34, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Your chances do improve if you contribute as well as give an idea what you'd be contributing by doing so, although you don't strictly have to. It is not a formal process, indeed it's largely discretionary. It helps to be willing to edit without having powers in the first place as administration is ideally a more janitorial function and enhancer on top of what you are already doing. I wrote a piece that covers common pointers here that hopefully offers a usable gist. --Raidarr (talk) 18:58, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: It would be one more chance to contribute to the project, but my fear here is that if I edit something inactive and it turns out it's not worth it at all? Given the inactivity of the editors, I think, the enthusiasm would be better if I edited with sysop rights already, because I think it would be more "worth it" and would have a better direction. Anyway, a while ago I looked at this wiki and didn't see any changes as usual, just spambots being created on the wiki and the welcome extension. There has already been a vandalism of the main page (in February 2021), which has been reversed by a global sysop, showing the inactivity of the wiki bureaucrats. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 19:19, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anyway, Agent Isai asked me to talk to CoolieCoister and he told me to wait at least 1 (one) week to get an answer. If he doesn't respond, then I do the local election. Is this correct (or do you agree) given your inactivity? YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 19:22, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
1 week is a standard length to wait for input, and 1 week is also a standard length for the local election to run. So overall, giving this 2 weeks to play out makes sense to me yes, and would provide the Stewards with something solid to review. --Raidarr (talk) 20:05, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: No thank you. I would wait fewer weeks as a result of Coolister inactivity, and since Doug is active now, he has experience to handle this case, so I'll tag him: @Dmehus: YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 20:23, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As mentioned initially, Coolster is available on Miraheze. He last edited within the week. Local elections presided by Stewards exist to offer a wiki administration where none is accessible. While they are not indeed present on the wiki, there has been no effort through the wiki itself (perhaps he has global notifications on and would get a message on his talk page right on the wiki?) or wider Miraheze (where he is demonstratively present) to get in contact. Being aware that they have been present in the last week and skipping straight to the election on a wiki he founded and probably is the actual domain owner for would be derelict, imo. But indeed I leave further discussion and discretion to Dmehus. --Raidarr (talk) 20:29, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── In addition to what's been said above, while a local election could be held, in cases like this with long aged wikis, I'd probably courtesy {{ping}} CoolieCoolster to assess the local election request locally, given their somewhat recent global activity and long tenure within the community. If the wiki suffers from spam, unreverted vandalism, the proper place to report this is either (a) stewards' noticeboard or #miraheze-cvt connect, so we can take care of it. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:42, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Raidarr: This time I didn't know it was active on a Miraheze wiki. Glad you quoted this wiki. So I have to wait a few days and I'll try to get in touch on one of those wikis he's recently edited. The site maintains its own domain, so it must pay for the maintenance of the site (although it doesn't even edit there). Either way, leaving me as a podpedia user with rights would be relevant so there are no edits on the site, and I would try to somehow edit it. If he doesn't want me there, then I won't be able to do anything. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 20:44, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: He probably wouldn't accept me as a user with rights there, for the simple reason that I haven't actively contributed to the site, so chances are lower that he'll accept. If he accepts (definitely believing me) he's very nice and I'm grateful to him for giving me a chance to edit and keep the site down, in addition to my fondness for podcasts. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 20:48, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger, I would recommend contributing to the wiki in some fashion, even if it's just undoing or reverting vandalism, tagging vandalism or spam pages for deletion, and the like. As a constructive contributor to the wiki, you can request certain minor permissions (i.e., confirmed, autopatrolled, and rollbacker) from local administrators. If local administrators are not recently active, you can request a Steward to perform this function, but do be sure to point out the wiki's local user permissions granting policies. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:52, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You should have messaged me sooner; I've granted you administrator rights on Podpedia to make whichever changes you believe would improve it from its current state. I admit the lack of readership the wiki had led me to lose interest, so if you have an idea of how to improve Podpedia to make it interesting beyond the few pages that currently appear on search engines, feel free to implement changes! While I still have much to work on in regards to my current wiki, if you have any questions regarding the format of Podpedia, feel free to message me again. CoolieCoolster (talk) 21:50, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@CoolieCoolster: Thank you for granting administrator rights on the wiki, although I would like to be a bureaucrat (sorry for the bold question) to make changes especially on the outdated theme which makes it difficult to see the history, or the edit button which is hidden, to add some important extensions to avoid Lua module errors (and also I don't have a lot of time, but that was my request). His complaint in saying that "few pages show up in search engines" is primarily due to Miraheze's not-so-good SEO (because you build your own SEO using WikiSEO, this extension is disabled on the wiki) and according to some content is copied from Wikipedia. Search engines do not like duplicate content and always try to use original content that you create yourself. There are a lot of podcast pages that don't exist on Wikipedia - and this is a chance for us to create original content instead of duplicating Wikipedia's, because, in addition to being unoriginal, it gets in the way of search engines. Also, wiki hits aren't that bad, according to MatomoAnalytics, around 1,500 hits for an outdated site - I've seen worse. I will try to use the limited little knowledge in some podcasts to maybe create a little bit of content on this wiki and probably raise "even a little bit" it, as podcasting is the fad at the moment and English language wikis achieve something else. Of course, without copying the content from Wikipedia and activating WikiSeo for us to see something. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 22:23, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Made the change; you're now a bureaucrat on the wiki. CoolieCoolster (talk) 01:03, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Note that this wiki is quite difficult to get back to how it was before, unfortunately almost impossible to have editors. I'll do an impromptu one. Besides that it's clogged up with several thread pages. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 01:07, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  reopened
  • Wiki:
  • Username: Anass (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): No
  • Reason: I want to adopt this wiki as the current bureaucrat has been without editing or showing activity for a long time. I'd like to revive the Wiki to help everyone with a question about Detective Conan.

Anass (talk) 13:55, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Anass: Just for curiousity: why do you want to adopt a wiki with so few edits? Wouldn't it be easier to request a new wiki? --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 19:24, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Although it has few edits/articles, the wiki already has an old positioning (improves in searches) and already has some articles ready. A new wiki has to request and wait to be accepted, and start all over again: page, etc. There are reasons for him to adopt an old wiki --YellowFrogger (Talk) 19:30, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
At first I asked for a Detective Conan Wiki (here) and they told me there was already one and to check it out, but I saw that the current bureaucrat I was not active so I am applying for the position of bureaucrat on the wiki, I am waiting for an answer. Anass (talk) 18:59, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anass Yes check.svg Reopened for you. Should you require any permissions below sysop, such as autopatrolled, confirmed, and/or rollbacker, you can request this from Stewards in lieu of locally available administrators at stewards' noticeboard. Otherwise, please contribute to the wiki, then request permissions locally on your wiki. After a week or two, you can request a Steward assess your election in lieu of locally available bureaucrats. It's also recommended you request a local sitenotice for your permissions request, which you again can request from Stewards to implement. Alternatively, if you require any ManageWiki changes, Stewards can be requested to effect this too. :) Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thank you very much! Anass (talk) 17:49, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 17:53, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  In progress
  • Username: Lunar Spectrum (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no):
  • Reason: i was inactive for a while and now i am ready to get working back on this wiki the inactivity was due to irl problems, so i want to claim back my wiki if you can please

Lunar Spectrum (talk) 11:19, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Lunar Spectrum, you are already the bureaucrat on oureurovisioneshwiki. You can go to the Special:ManageWiki/core of your wiki (link) and uncheck the closed option to reopen your wiki. Thanks! Magogre (talk) 11:40, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  reopened

Raintwinkleworkouttie (talk) 07:21, 26 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Raintwinkleworkouttie: Per your CentralAuth, you seem to be local bureaucrat of the wiki. As a bureaucrat, you yourself can reopen your wiki. To do so, go to Special:ManageWiki/core (direct link to your wiki) on your wiki and uncheck the "Closed" checkbox. If you need anything else, let us know. Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:22, 26 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Agent Isai Note that the user is not required to add the /core suffix. Special:ManageWiki will suffice. The /core suffix is really for ManageWiki interwiki changes that Stewards perform from time to time from Meta Wiki. Dmehus (talk) 16:13, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Raintwinkleworkouttie, Yes check.svg Done per your request. Though, as Agent Isai suggested above, you could've done this yourself, like you even did previously back in September 2020. Nevertheless, whether you had the technical means to do or so not does not preclude me from guiding you, by way of demonstration, on how to reopen your wiki. Should this occur again, just go to here, untick any 'closed' and/or 'inactive' boxes, enter a brief log summary, and hit 'save'. Thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 16:09, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Status:  In progress
  • Wiki:
  • Username: ZoomBoom Artist (CentralAuth)
  • Are you a bureaucrat? (yes/no): no
  • Reason: So the first thing is that I am a huge CountryHumans fan, I have been in the fandom for 3 years, so I know a lot about CountryHumans. Second, the creators/creators of the wiki for some reason made it private, which is why no one could read the wiki, edit and create new pages on the wiki, and I really want to get this wiki done. Please!

ZoomBoom Artist (talk) 13:59, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@ZoomBoom Artist: I'm not a steward or anything, but I'm fairly confident you can't adopt private wikis unless you're a member. You should probably ask a bureaucrat to give you member rights. FatBurn0000 (talk) 23:27, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]