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Hi Doug, I have implemented a template documentation in the publictestwiki for demonstration purposes. To these two templates I have added the documention Template:RfP/boilerplate Template:Draft-section so you can see how it looks like. If you think this is useful I (or anyone else) can copy the template and the associated module to other Miraheze wikis. I have translated the text that is displayed in the template pages but not all the comments in the module, a native speaker may improve the translation. Before I spend a lot of time for translating the German comments to English I will make sure that this feature is wanted on Miraheze, if not I will save my time ;-) Lily (Manuela) (Lilypond Wiki · talk and I will listen · my little garden ) 17:18, 26 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]


What are the requirements for adopting a wiki? Musicismylife (talk) 06:55, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

There's no set requirements, other than the wiki (a) must be closed per Dormancy Policy and (b) generally should not be manually-closed (some exceptions apply here). From there, Stewards will assess quantitatively and qualitatively your contribution(s) over the following week(s), typically, to assess your commitment level to the wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:54, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


How have you been all day today? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:04, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Fine, thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:51, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please help me

How do I cancel my username change request? Musicismylife (talk) 01:10, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Musicismylife Yes check.svg Cancelled per your request. Additionally, I'd note you were just globally renamed a month ago here. Global renames are intended to be done seldomly. As a recommended best practice, it's usually good to leave your username the same for at least 12, and ideally 24, months, absent very compelling reasons to change sooner. For what it's worth, I like your current username. :) Dmehus (talk) 18:07, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You told me to remind you this:

Yes, as you can see from the header section, you told me to remind you to look into Commagate and Cmon, as there is a lot of behavioral evidence from this particular blog post warning other users about Larryding, thus these comments from both of them, and even an additional comment from an additional sock account. Now tell me, doesn't this seem to be over the top suspicious for them to come to that blog post using socks to deny or argue in that same post? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:37, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. I don't know that the user is Larryding, but there does seem to be a connection to Commagate and Cmon. Dmehus (talk) 22:23, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
But please do tell me what you find when you're done investigating. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:46, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Wait, so Bakerbeat5 had no relation at all? That's strange. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:55, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not even sure you're correct in thinking that the users I Yes check.svg locked are Larryding. I think they are just run of the mill disruptive sockpuppets. Dmehus (talk) 22:59, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So I'm going to guess that Bakerbeat5 isn't related to Commagate and Cmon, right? If not, then perhaps a different master? But then again, I thank you for locking those 2 along with any additional accounts they had floating around. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:01, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That's correct. It's possible the user is a sockpuppet of a different master, but unless you can provide me with compelling diffs showing a likely target, we won't know that. :) Dmehus (talk) 23:02, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Meanwhile, I've noticed 2 spambots that came to my iammagnetomasterofmagnetwiki within 2 weeks of each other, like LoganIaf63045 and ESSElinor3002, along with multiple series of spambots that I reported on the Stewards' Noticeboard previously. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Found a potential target that could very well be connected to Bakerbeat5: Lastflash. Lastflash has asked DeciduousWater534 in such a strange fashion. Not to mention this user, Bakerbeat5 has replied on Commagate's talk page saying something similar, asking people to put random characters on the wiki. Don't you think that sounds familiar? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:22, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki request

Can you help me create x-men of Iron Sword 23 (talk) 22:50, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Warning fake accounts

Can you explain what these accounts are created every day, with random person names on Podpedia (none of the accounts edit, they are just created for nothing) This is not the own site owner creating fake accounts, as the same happens on the AllTheTropes wiki (because it of having many users). And this also happened on a wiki I use. The difference is that they always put "your real name" as seen on their user pages with the SocialProfile extension. YellowFrogger (talk) 02:07, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "fake accounts," but they look like either spam only accounts or spam only accounts in incubation that have yet to edit or otherwise attempt to spam. They'll likely be caught up in regular Steward-conducted spambot sweeps, so not to worry. That being said, perhaps that wiki could be suggested to disable their new user welcome extension that greets new users including spam only accounts. Dmehus (talk) 02:12, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You can safely ignore those, they're just spambots, they're everywhere. Just check that wikis Abuse Log, you'll see a ton of those bots have tried to create spam pages on the wikis and have failed because the Abuse Filter caught them. Until Miraheze can implement ReCaptcha v3, there's not much one can do. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:10, 12 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


How do I add comments to a wiki? Musicismylife (talk) 21:08, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure you can, honestly. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 21:37, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If you mean adding the plugin as the local administrator, there are several options in your ManageWiki settings. A wiki you're not admin on depends on the local situation, using the local plugin or the talk page. It's unclear exactly what you mean and I imagine Dmehus would think similarly, so I wonder which sense you mean, or if there's a wiki where they aren't working properly for you. --Raidarr (talk) 21:44, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unfairly blocked from Qualitipedia again

I have been unfairly blocked from Qualitipedia again. I posted a message on Steward's noticeboard but since it has been ignored, basically I was banned for making a suggestion to add proposals on Qualitipedia, since I know that you said you wanted consensus on Qualitipedia rather than having all decisions made by a small group of bureaucrats. However, they rejected it and I ended up falsely blocked for "causing drama" when that is not true. And to add insult to injury, MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge made a personal attack blog against me on Crappy Games Wiki which is filled with false information and old drama which has since been resolved. Also, the comments section of the blog is filled with personal attacks against me, with people calling me names. They even accused me of being an “anti-profanity SJW” when I am not an SJW and I am fine with profanity, within reason of course. Also they said I wasn't there to contribute which is completely false since I did not go to Qualitipedia to cause drama, I did not want to cause drama, I simply wanted to contribute. The main problem is that I was blocked on the show wikis, which are the wikis I usually contributed to. So I think it is safe to say that MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge should receive a warning for abuse of power, I should be unblocked on EVERY wiki I am blocked on, and the personal attack blog should be deleted, since this has gone far beyond a reasonable discussion with Mario and Duchess. Furthermore, Mario and Duchess both act like they own the wiki when like you said, nobody owns the wiki. They have blocked me for things that are not even against the policy listed on the main page of every Qualitipedia wiki, and personal attack blogs are against the rules on Crappy Games Wiki. This needs to be resolved soon because I need to clear my name and get back to peacefully editing. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:26, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Dmehus: Please help me, you are my only hope. I am being defamed, blocked, harassed, and attacked for no reason. Mario and Duchess are continuing to paint me as this force of evil. You are the only person who can help me clear my name. I need to be back on the reception wikis but I unfortunately cannot contribute to a place where everyone hates me and two of the admins are out to get me. And I can't even explain my innocence since Duchess and Mario are everywhere and I am just blocked anyway. The blog post I mentioned is spreading lies about me. Please listen to me and trust me, you are my only hope. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:38, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So, you're back eh?

I've been concerned where you've been for the past few days, but it's good to see you once again. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:44, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome back Dmehus. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 17:54, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DuchessTheSponge Of course he's back, but he still has some things to take care of on the Stewards' Noticeboard, like a couple of CheckUser requests to respond to with either a decline or with action taken. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:10, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 21:30, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Now that you're back...

Is it time to give MarioMario456 his rights on the Horrible Music and Songs Wiki? I mean, the election has turned out successful and the wiki has became a mess so I felt like it's time for you to promote him. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 19:05, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It turns out even with moderation enabled, it's still turning into a serious mess. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 19:11, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Good evening

Can you help me with a wiki request? Iron Sword 23 (talk) 22:40, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding.... ugh.

So I saw you archive my discussion on SN, and I also read your note. The reason this requires Stewards' attention is because I'm banned from QP and I figured you guys are the only ones who can get to QP's moderation team. Because you guys are in charge of Miraheze, and control everything on it (not exactly, but you get the point). I need your guys' help. You may as well be the only ones who can enforce their actions being wrong.

I want the community to understand my criticisms and just listen and understand my viewpoints. I don't want them throwing 'em away or discarding them without even setting up a proper discussion or even explaining why — all my past attempts, it seemed like they didn't want to be criticized, as if criticism towards the wikis hurts their feelings, as if they were upset because I was criticizing them. And I certainly don't want people to live in ignorance, regarding things such as the quality of the Lion King sequels.

I was wrong for creating the Cuties threat in the first place, yes. I was wrong for being immature, yes. But all I wanted for them is to listen to me, and see where I'm coming from. FreezingTNT (talk) 23:44, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's worth reiterating that the Stewards are incredibly reluctant to enter and overhaul local decision making, especially when a local system is already in the process of overhauling itself. As critical as I have been, MarioMario456 in particular has taken steps to address some root problems, which complicates a blanket narrative against their willingness to improve (though, I can't say the same attitude is shared with every admin there, one of which is very offended by criticism and still in power). For my part on Discord mainly, I have attempted to stave off narrow 'he wanted to put Cuties on the good wiki!' with a broader look at what you were trying to do, in spite of it being poorly done. At this point, it's unlikely the Stewards will simply break in and act on your behalf.
As Dmehus mentioned however, the ideal here is probably to splinter to an independent project. That might have been the New Reception Wiki, but as I have noted it is administratively dominated by the QP leadership figures. So, a new new wiki would be necessary, and there *is* a niche for a qualitative wiki. If you want to collaborate with others in realizing that, it can't hurt to try if you really find the QP wikis irredeemable. For my part I think they have a chance. I could dust off a languishing side project and turn it into a meta discussion type wiki with full independence, so it can be used to iron out these details of an ideal format and keep the drama and the scenario off Meta unless it is strictly required. And for the record, I imagine a blog post on the relevant wiki would suffice in giving a full impression of the Lion King sequels. The article can perhaps document strict reception, and reviews can be presented alongside it so people can get an audience reaction, and then see in-depth input for themselves. Frankly I don't think it's the biggest problem in the world for people to understand why a particular set of Sequels is bad. If it is necessary, there are options. So let us consider them, but at this juncture, probably on a more local talk page (yours or mine) until/unless the alternative wiki is put to use to have this conversation natively. --Raidarr (talk) 11:14, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'll summon the QP mods (@MarioMario456:, @DarkMatterMan4500:, @DeciduousWater534: and @DuchessTheSponge:) right here, and see what they think (in regards to all of this).

And in response to some of your pointers...

"For my part on Discord mainly, I have attempted to stave off narrow 'he wanted to put Cuties on the good wiki!' with a broader look at what you were trying to do, in spite of it being poorly done." Where can I find that? I just joined the QP Discord and can't find it myself. And what was the response from the others?

Regarding creating a new wiki from scratch. In my pile of criticisms in the other thread, I pointed out that there'd be backlash from defenders/fanboys of various media such as The Last Jedi and that even if they do explain why that specific article is wrong then the mods won't take those specific bad qualities down because it's apparently what the general public believes regardless of minority opinions. Alongside my other criticisms here. The reason I also chose QP as the place to lay down my criticisms for the Lion King sequels is because it has a huge (well, not that huge) community, especially for a series of wikis that point out the good and the bad, and a decent amount of people do know about the existence of QP, so I figured more people would acknowledge my perspective if I put my criticisms onto something a decent amount of people had a connection to and history with — it's not like I'm gonna magically create a super-popular YouTube channel and create review videos for the films and magically get all 7 billion people on the planet to watch them within a single hour, which would be literally and logically impossible and time-consuming!

"And for the record, I imagine a blog post on the relevant wiki would suffice in giving a full impression of the Lion King sequels. The article can perhaps document strict reception, and reviews can be presented alongside it so people can get an audience reaction, and then see in-depth input for themselves." ??? (As in, I don't really get what you're trying to say regarding specific parts...) When they were originally on the Awful Movies Wiki, before they were deleted and put onto the Greatest Movies Wiki, I believe (I'm not sure if this is accurate) the articles did list the receptions (both movies were loved by audiences), and the Simba's Pride article listed videos from those criticizing the movie. The bad qualities for both articles mostly listed criticisms I've come across on the Internet myself that I generally agreed with; they are indeed opinions (the existence of plot holes, contrivances and other things based on what actually happens in the movie aren't, however; I'm specifically talking about whether it is a good or bad thing), but you can argue the same about any other review in existence, and that's literally the point — while art is subjective, there's things or annoyances (in terms of, for example, the characters' behavior such as being annoying or irritating) or imperfections that would make it more likely people would criticize the work in particular (I mention something similar in the original thread).

FreezingTNT (talk) 19:19, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So in regards to expanding the topic I'll make a suggestion; if we are to expand this in a full and largely locally relevant discussion, then I would consider the second part of my point in recommending a non-meta outlet to resolve the issues and leaving Steward intervention to a 'strictly necessary' basis - even if it is an independently controlled wiki, be it my alpha project or some other, or even a discord area with far less chance for moderation kneejerks. It may not be on QP proper, but 'it' should be a related place to iron out a proper and actionable case. If it stays on Meta and especially on a Steward's talk page, then the contents should be very topical; be they the concerns with reasonable speech/consensus having a chance to form, or potential content policy violations, or something with noted steward intervention, ie, Void's comment here. This is why I suggest an alternative platform, even if QP itself may not want to humor the conversation (although if it doesn't, that may be something for global staff to take a look at). As for overall attitude (ie, overall receptions), even if there are plot holes and poor elements to a written story, it seems to be QP's desire to put article locations into a 'sum' of three pillars - unprofessional but audienced reviewers, critical reviews and user reviews, with rare exception if say, two out of three overwhelm the one (as in the cause with Cuties) and vaguely in that order unless an exception is necessary. It's not a well documented policy, but that is how they address it; if this is poor, should be changed, etc is something that should be a local discussion, or at least in a suitably close area. For the record, if you want to tell the world what you think of a particular thing and why out of audience, it seems like a dedicated blog (and even going past Miraheze since Reception Wikis are not the best you can do if you're particularly good) would be the avenue to push for. And also for the record, I can guarantee most of the QP mods are unlikely to engage with this because just my own engagement has made this too long already, and in this case I wouldn't blame them for it. In word count, issues about QP already dominate this page alone and the preference is generally to move forward. --Raidarr (talk) 21:29, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

become staff

Hi, how can I become miraheze staff? thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 06:46, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Msnhinet8, see this page. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 07:57, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok, thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 08:10, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's important to remember that Miraheze Limited doesn't really have any staff. It has volunteer positions which are either appointed by the board, elected or otherwise selected by the community, or appointed by members of the technical team who are ultimately selected by the board-appointed Director of Site Reliability Engineering. Over the years, the term "staff" has been used to describe members of the technical team, but it's woefully inadequate as members of the technical team's responsibilities are limited in scope and tend to be more specialized and technical in nature. With the addition of the board-appointed Trust and Safety team, it's even less accurate. Dmehus (talk) 18:57, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Just a question:

How long do you plan to be inactive for anyways? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:13, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Discord ban appeal

@Dmehus Hello I was Contacting you so we can complete my appeal for discord by any chance we can complete it by today or tomorrow, I understand you been busy however would like to finish that appeal and also know what the results were? Cocopuff2018 (talk) 00:54, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Cocopuff2018 Apologies for the delay. I wasn't sure whether Reception123 or Void had finalized it or not, but yeah, per my discussion with you on IRC, Discord platform moderators have agreed to your conditional unban on Discord, the terms of which have been shared with you on IRC. Dmehus (talk) 01:02, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
sweet thanks! Cocopuff2018 (talk) 01:30, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Uhhh, hey?

You around to respond to a few CheckUser requests on the Stewards' noticeboard, not to be annoying or anything? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:48, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I am flustured right now sorry.. I working hard on easypedia. Do you not want me on Miraheze anymore? I hope not... Sperosdurell (talk) 00:01, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Keeping sperosdurell!!! 😊 Sperosdurell (talk) 00:10, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Void's been globally blocking open proxies from a disruptive troll for the past 2-3 weeks now, and for some reason they've been finding ways to come back with even more open proxies. Also, in the meantime, there's been some disruption from I hope this site goes defunct (which has been locked anyway, but could still be investigated at your discretion) considering this personal attack (which had to be hidden) and Reception123 thinks it might be a sock if it attacked Gay Socrates, which seems to be unusual to me, considering how the user in question that I was ignoring for a while decided to talk trash about me again, and he also implied that he doesn't want to be here anymore. Not sure if you want to look into that or not, but go right ahead if you want to. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:00, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My adoption request

I made an adoption request here about two weeks ago, but it's being ignored. What should I do? Musicismylife (talk) 22:18, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Musicismylife: Please note that adoption requests are never ignored. Steward's most likely haven't had time to go over them but will soon, please be patient. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:24, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Right, but now it's been over a month. Musicismylife (talk) 21:28, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Musicismylife: I know it may be frustrating to have to wait such a long time but hopefully a Steward has time to process the outstanding requests soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:37, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Notification about the character wikis

Here is the link to the reopening agreement: Stewards%27 noticeboard#Can you please reopen 2 wikis.Mr. Jay 641 (talk) 16:47, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


  • Hi, staff:you can change my wiki domain become this: ?thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:46, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Msnhinet8 Unfortunately, subdomains cannot contain periods in them. We could remove your custom domain, reverting you to using, which currently redirects to your domain. Alternatively, you could request that we change your database name from internetpediawiki to zhinternetpediawiki, which would make your subdomain Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:53, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks, you can change my wiki domain become zhinternetpediawiki. thanks again.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:55, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    If change become zh-internetpediawiki, also can not?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:57, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    I don't believe we can have dashes. Do you still want to change to zhinternetpediawiki and unset your custom domain? Dmehus (talk) 04:03, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes, you can do it. Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:04, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks, I've removed your custom domain for you. Please make sure you renew your domain, should you wish to retain it for future use again. Also, see #T7996 on Phabricator where I've requested a subdomain/database name change for you. Until that's done, use Then use Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 04:13, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:15, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    No problem. Dmehus (talk) 04:17, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
Thank you for your assistance. I will contact with ThatDudeRightHere first, Agent Isai informed me about his Discord. If he don't response, I will start the election. SchizoACC (talk) 12:23, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi man, are you alright? I need more volunteer admins on the wiki I manage. That at least looks at recent changes once every ONE WEEK, if anyone wants to volunteer. Thanks YellowFrogger (talk) 01:20, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I believe he's fine. But I do hope he returns today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:30, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I do hope you return eventually either today or tomorrow, as there's been less activity when you went inactive last week. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:33, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Well, looks like you're back, Dmehus. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:01, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Horrible Companies Wiki

I made an adoption request for this wiki. Could you please take a look? FatBurn0000 (talk) 08:57, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

All adoption requests are effectively on hold until this user returns (at which point he will see and likely follow up on them all at once) or Void gains enough extra time to stab at the system himself. But I'm afraid additional notification may not help for this matter as the user is simply gone until further notice. --Raidarr (talk) 09:10, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WB Doug

😊 SperosDurrell (talk) 02:13, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Welcome back, buddy! Glad you came back. Yellowass.png (talk) 02:20, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry to bother you and such but:

Are you going to be around on Discord eventually? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:45, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Am I not signed in there still? You can also DM me on IRC if need be. Dmehus (talk) 20:13, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


im dearly upset at my behaviors. Apologies, i hope you forgive me. SperosDurrell (talk) 02:24, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A little more housekeeping

Hello there. I believe the other stewards have been a little too busy to address these points, so I raise them here and hope I can bump their ranking in priority:

  • Requests for Comment/Community Directors (Amendments): I believe the results here are conclusively positive across the board and that it would be best for this to at least be approved quite soon so that it can be updated and in time, put to use. I've mentioned this in passing during a discussion about the Board on discord, and I believe it would at least somewhat help perception for this particular block to be lifted (so to speak, given the passage of time). I would volunteer and I know a few others would volunteer to put the details into their appropriate pages, so long as basic confirmation is done.
  • Requests for Comment/Landing page redesign: while not as conclusive, I believe this has similarly run its course for input and would benefit from closure. It does not prescribe a particular action and so I doubt there's anything that can be done with it, but I digress.

This is not to distract from other things such as the adoptions and needed investigations, and I'm aware I've delivered quite a number of pings recently. My apologies for doing so. Wish there were more viable hands on deck to help out, but alas. If there is something I can do to reduce the backlog in limited capacities that don't strictly require a steward but would otherwise fall to you from lack of volunteers, I'm open to hearing it. --Raidarr (talk) 16:35, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Raidarr Yeah, the two RfCs are on my radar (no pun intended) as well. For the first RfC, I've expressed a view there. While we don't have any policies precluding involved closures, though a bit of a custom if not a convention among stewards is to avoid them where possible, given the nature of the RfC, I don't feel me closing that would either advisable or in the best interests. That being said, there was no opposition expressed to any of the proposals, so it would be impossible to close any other way. Nevertheless, I was going to ask NDKilla privately to close that when he gets a chance. Regarding the other RfC, I've also expressed a view there, but as you say, it doesn't really prescribe anything, so it's not clear any action would result. Anyone can always take it upon themselves to redesign landing page, or any other page, and then bring them forward for discussion. I may consider an involved closure there, but will add that to the list of tasks for NDKilla to perform. As for the requests for adoption, that's on my to-do list this weekend, as is any outstanding global renames and other minor housekeeping tasks. Dmehus (talk) 16:59, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: You say this but ignore the others on the Stewards Noticeboard without being busy as well. If you don't want to continue the conversation, choose not to talk. Yellowass.png (talk) 17:06, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@YellowFrogger: If you have a problem with my activity, by all means raise it on my talk page, otherwise you are out of scope here. --Raidarr (talk) 17:18, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: How out of scope? If they're talking about busy stewards. Yellowass.png (talk) 18:17, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure what YellowFrogger meant by their original reply, but on the other hand, I don't feel it is out of scope either. In any case, both of you please remember that we're all volunteers here, coming from multilingual backgrounds and cultural contexts, and to assume good faith. Dmehus (talk) 18:24, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Ok. I Just opined. Yellowass.png (talk) 18:50, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@YellowFrogger: With dmehus's input in mind,please explain your original comment, including examples of which threads I am ignoring. --Raidarr (talk) 19:08, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: Well, I don't even need to go into too much detail. Just see the Stewards Noticeboard, the {{ping}} notifies the user. Forget it. Yellowass.png (talk) 19:20, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Nevermind. Let's do more important things Yellowass.png (talk) 19:21, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I don't understand the statement you made, but agree it's not productive to continue this further. Let's chalk it up to an unexplained mistake and learn from it. Dmehus (talk) 19:39, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


hi Doug, just wondering what the outcome of the wiki ban was. Thank you. SperosDurrell (talk) 14:22, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If your awake, agent isai sent you a message. SperosDurrell (talk) 03:25, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Window between wiki requests

The first time you pinged me I ignored it. As you are continuing to ping me forces me to clarify the intentions of the above.

As Meta has Requests for Comment, I assumed that Miraheze welcomed input from editors where they consider could improve it. From the noticeboard postings, Miraheze has some disruptive activities and IMHO with additional condition(s) on Request a wiki could help:

  1. step 1 by controlling new wikis which I proposed above. I find it offensive your claim my intentions was a vendetta against SperosDurrell. I am fully aware of Stewards' noticeboard and its purpose for use.
  2. step 2 was to remove inappropriate wikis, what I and expect donors do not believe belong here. But in your rejection of above, you clearly stated that Miraheze policies are perfect and do not need modifying - and Miraheze is proud to host wikis like this, this and this.

As editors are required to Request a wiki, I assumed that Wiki Creators vetoed inappropriate wikis (why I joined) but now with hindsight, they only replace the absent automated system, that Fandom has.

Within the first hour as a Miraheze member, DarkMatterMan4500‎ accused me of being a spammer for a template I created on the Test Wiki to benefit and now in use on wikis. I joined Miraheze as escapism from COVID19 controls. But from the behaviour from you, other rights holders and editors, actually explain why COVID19 controls exist.

You have made it clear, I should be thankful to edit an ad-free, subscription-free Miraheze and no reason to visit Meta. So do not respond as I will not read or see any further pings.
PercyUK (talk) 20:05, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

if you want to take it out on someone do me, not Doug. SperosDurrell (talk) 23:02, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
To clarify a couple things, I never claimed your intentions for proposing the RfC was some sort of "vendetta." Not at all. As I stated, I merely suggested that RfC was not the venue to deal with cross-wiki user conduct-related issues. Rather, stewards' noticeboard is the place to raise those sort of things. SperosDurrell was dealt with, and given a global user restriction preventing him from requesting more than one public wiki and from operating more than one user account. To your second point, again, I never said that. Rather, we have the tools and policies in place to deal with problematic wikis. I am not aware of those wikis, but I can definitely look into them. What are the issues? Dmehus (talk) 01:27, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


If someone asks on the Stewards noticeboard can I help even though I'm not a steward? YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 02:53, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger Yes, absolutely, you can assist users where (a) you are completely certain you are able to provide information that is both helpful and completely accurate and (b) it does not require the intervention of a Steward, other than as a clerk to manage user expectations of course. Dmehus (talk) 00:47, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why can’t I comment

Can you please tell me that? Carpenter family (talk) 00:40, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Carpenter family If you are referring to polcompballwiki, it is because I gave you a short block to warn you and caution you to be civil to other users and to respect the Code of Conduct. You must not call them "retarded" or otherwise make uncivil comments about them, such as about someone's mental capacity and the like. The block was only for three days, but if you are certain that you've learned your lesson and will not repeat the behaviour, I can shorten it for you. Dmehus (talk) 00:45, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
well, I have, my lesson is that the wiki is full of jerks that hate me for just not knowing that much about politics, I hate them all, even my friends have betrayed me, I now realize why fandom closed the pcb wiki, it was to stop all the hatred, pcb sucks, I never want to go back - Carpenter family (talk) 01:11, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, if they're being not nice to you, you can address your concerns via my local talk page there, or to Agent Isai's local user talk page. Dmehus (talk) 01:31, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yugoslav just keeps driving me up the wall and treats me like crap, same with nazbolgang12. Carpenter family (talk) 01:35, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Yes check.svg Users locally reminded to be civil. If you guys can't be civil and nice to each other, I've recommended to you all to avoid each others' user talk pages and not undo each others' edits. Dmehus (talk) 01:43, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It honestly sounds better to just leave the place behind. It's a constant source of moderation work by the entities overseeing it (BallMedia and the Miraheze platform itself), so you'd be doing something of a service by letting it go. Let them wallow, don't step in their goop. --Raidarr (talk) 10:44, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It kinda does since the most of the community kinda hates me Carpenter family (talk) 21:19, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Come on man

Why can I not still comment, it’s been more that three days Carpenter family (talk) 23:47, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Page Forms users

Hello. After getting stuck in making forms for my wikis, I'm going to find some help, but... I'm not sure if Miraheze's wikis did have any other wikis that use Page Forms for shaping articles. Could you help me get the data if any other wikis do use it? Including how many and what's these wikis' names. Pisces (talk) 05:20, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Change the subject of my wiki

Hi, I would like to know if I wanted to change the subject of my wiki; for example to turn my "Characters Wiki" for all fictional characters into a "Fiction Wiki" that would encompass media, objects, and places with. Could I? Darkrai18 (talk) 17:53, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Darkrai18 Sure, you can. Thanks for checking to ensure your wiki's purpose and scope would be in compliance with Content Policy. "Fiction Wiki" is a bit vague, though. What sort of content would you be writing about? As well, if your existing wiki does not have much content on it and you're the only contributor to your wiki, preference would be for you just to request a new wiki here, as opposed to requesting a wiki database rename on Phabricator as database renames can be a tad messy and also don't easily track the origin of the wiki in Special:RequestWikiQueue, taking care to define a clear purpose and scope for your new wiki. If you no longer require your existing wiki, you can just make it private and mark it as closed, and, optionally, request that it be deleted, if you want to make the subdomain available for other potential wikis sooner than 180+ (or thereabouts) days. Dmehus (talk) 15:16, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fiction Wiki would be about fictional characters as before but also games, franchises, places, weapons, ect... And if I would like to transform my wiki, and not create another one, it would be to keep my content. I'm not saying it would happen right away, I don't even know if it will ever happen, it was just to know if I had the right to change the subject of my wiki or if I had to ask permission first. Darkrai18 (talk) 15:44, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]


How do I mark an edit as patrolled? — YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 00:50, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger There's a couple methods. I usually use the ?action=history method on pages on my watchlist, and click on the previous diff link, then the "mark as patrolled" link appears. You can also use Special:RecentChanges, clicking on the diff link (the current diff link) to mark an edit as patrolled. In that method, I right click on the link, launching it in a new tab, so as to preserve my RC page. Keep in mind, though, if it's the first revision of a given page, you have to use the permanent link link to patrol the page, as there's not a current/previous diff page view. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 01:26, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Checkeruser Rights on Nicolopedia

@Dmehus: HI , I request you to kindly give checker user rights on nicolopedia as I am the founder, administrator, bureaucrat of nicolopedia. I have total edits 1,215 on nicolopedia.Jiggyziz (talk) 15:35, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, unfortunately, we cannot give you CheckUser right off the bat. But, you can get it if you do a local election equivalent to Steward Elections. This requires you to sign an NDA with Miraheze Limited, do an election where at least 20 users have voted, and more than 80% have supported. Cheers, -- Bongo Cat (talk) 15:37, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ideally requests of this nature are made on the Stewards' noticeboard so any Steward or able user might answer. In the meantime, the bar is very high per above and even then is granted strictly by trust and necessity; experience on individual wikis pretty much does not matter and the vast majority of cases where CU might be used should be made as reports to the SN, as Miraheze takes the ability to check people's IP very seriously. If you have a particular instance where it's needed, it's preferred to detail that instance on the SN so a Steward may investigate. --Raidarr (talk) 16:09, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Jiggyziz In addition to what has been specified above, while these rights can be granted locally as Bongo Cat described, and provided the prerequisite is in place and accepted, as Raidarr noted, any such local election could not be effected (i.e., put into place) until a second person had undergone the same requirements, as a sort of check and balance. Practically speaking, it is not needed. Stewards can perform this function for you, provided there's good reason (i.e., spambots, abuse of multiple accounts in violation of a local block, etc.). Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 01:00, 3 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


@Dmehus: Hi there, I know you're very busy (from what I've heard) but is it ok if I ask if you want ti look into my adoption request for by Dec 3? The wiki I mentioned has been locked because it was inactive for several weeks, and it will be automatically deleted within early December or so (though I might be wrong -- could only be by February 2022, as wikis lock after 60 days of inactivity). Only two edits were made by the creator, and both were on the front page itself. RMV2003 (talk) 17:08, 5 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The New Reception Wiki

I understand that you nor any other steward is going to reopen this wiki, but can some of the pages from it at least be imported? I made a list of pages that should be imported here, although the list is rather long. FatBurn0000 (talk) 05:26, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
Also, on the Requests for adoption page, my request to adopt Worst TV Networks Wiki was archived. Could you please relist it? FatBurn0000 (talk) 22:00, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Hello? FatBurn0000 (talk) 00:30, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]



I need you to protect this page for auto confirmed users edit only: Template:YellowFrogger/ass (it's my signature)

Thanks --YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 03:37, 7 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger Yes check.svg Done the page protection of your signature per your reasonable request, in terms of articulated rationale and not over-reaching (i.e., for sysop protection level). However, as the preferred location for userspace templates and user signatures is User: namespace, I've Yes check.svg moved it to User:YellowFrogger/ass. There were no existing transclusions, and the one backlink has been updated Yes check.svg updated. So, all will you need to do is update your preferences to reference the updated location. If you are substituting or transcluding your signature, you will just need to precede it with a colon (:). As in this example, you would use {{:User:YellowFrogger/ass}} or {{subst::User:YellowFrogger/ass}}, depending if transcluding (former example) or substituting (latter example). You would also tick the box below the signature line to treat signature as wikitext. Hope that helps. :) Dmehus (talk) 16:09, 7 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete request

I'm not using Translate in this moment

I want to you dele this template: Template:Pp-template (he show Wikipedia Category Protected Pages, and tou protect the page, show in the sidd) Also, this page are deleted few months ago. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 04:35, 9 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki creator

how is the interface for wiki creator? how him create wikis? Is easy? Automatized buttons? Just for curiosity. Wiki creator looks like cool, and i like to help creating wikis for miraheze, but not now. I know the basically rules for wikis creators, and this is cool. You simplying explain for me how likes?

(i'm not using translator in the moment) YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 01:37, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It is easy. The position is a matter of being able to exercise discretion in what is appropriate or reasonably trustworthy and what is not, and collaborating with others or just leaving it for them when unsure. This is the true work involved. Really it's a matter of trust than technical competence. My 2c as another WC. --Raidarr (talk) 09:21, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You have thanked me

Hi Doug, I just noticed that you thanked me for an edit of my User-Javascript page. I am curious, why did you thank for editing my own userpage? Thank you, greetings --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 21:32, 12 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lily Was it a recent thank? If so, I suspect it was because I was monitoring the IRC RC feed in #miraheze-feed-meta connect, and saw your activity. Since I hadn't seen you in awhile, that activity showed me you were back, which was nice to see; thus the thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 01:49, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I was actually wondering where you have been, Lily. -- Cheers, Bongo Cat ( TalkContribs ) 01:54, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bongo Cat and Dmehus Thank you for missing me, that feels really good. I am frequently updating my wikis (have created a new one recently), and no new wiki problems have popped up for me recently, so I was rather silent in the community-forum. Dmehus The thanks is 12 days old, so it is rather recent. Greetings, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 14:07, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please Help Just this part

Sorry if this bothers you, but I want you to help me. I swear it will only be this one time and I will not speak again. I want you to volunteer for this 'part' : I'm recently training my English so I don't want to use the translator because it has a lot of errors, as a Miraheze volunteer who can also phisically communicate one day with events that Wikimedia does (who knows one day?). With that, I want to start watching movies without dubs or subtitles. I joined a group on a social network where members posted various things there, including audios. I recently saw audio, with background noise and someone talking, and I want to know what they are talking about, and since you are a native English speaker (according to your user page), I want you to see the audio and say here what it is / means / what this woman from the audio said, just to kill my curiosity. I'm not forcing you to do this (again), but the curiosity is high. Here is the audio link: [1] YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 01:37, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Dmehus. You have new messages at Dmehus's talk page.
Message added 01:43, 13 November 2021 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.[reply]

Check your libera DM, sent ya a message -- Cheers, Bongo Cat ( TalkContribs ) 01:43, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Answer me😔

I'm already seeing everything black YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 17:26, 13 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


What's the current background Iron Sword 23 (talk) 23:26, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nintendo Wiki

Okay, on letting you know that I added a link to the request for bureaucrat rights on the Main Page. RMV2003 (talk) 17:35, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

RMV2003, no problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 00:03, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


How have you been doing these past couple of days? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:19, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Fine, thanks. I'll take a look at your report(s) in #miraheze-cvt connect shortly, as well as attend to other stewards' requests. Dmehus (talk) 21:21, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright then. Just wanting to see if you knew what I was also going to say in terms of backlogs, aside from this obvious sockpuppet of Thomas668. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:24, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I apologize for my peanut gallery comment I wrote to John in response to his new section below this one in particular. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:01, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500, thank you, though I do find it interesting, and perhaps a bit ironic, that rather than just direct message me on IRC to apologize or thank me on-wiki, as you Yes check.svg did here for adding a peanut gallery comment, you add on an extraneous comment to an unrelated thread in which you asked me about some reports you made in #miraheze-cvt connect on IRC (which I aim to review this morning in order to determine what, if any, action is required). It sort of seems like your edits on Meta could do with an additional set eyes for an undetermined period of time, eh? Dmehus (talk) 14:47, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Yes, you're not wrong there. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:51, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, glad you agree...I'm thinking we should probably remove your autopatrolled user group through at least the end of January 2022, after which you can make a request at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard for the flag, and if there's general agreement among the participating Meta administrators and any community members that choose to make a comment or otherwise express a view, it'll be restored at that point. How does that sound? Dmehus (talk) 14:54, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I think it sounds fair. And until then, I won't be requesting any new permissions for about 3 months after this date starting today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:56, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And I have removed my autopatrolled bit beforehand on the loginwiki, and I implied in the edit summary that it won't be re-added until the end of January of 2022. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:00, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500, SGTM. Face-smile.svg Thank you. After a minor hiccup, this has now been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 15:08, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Holding onto CheckUser rights

Hi, I removed your CheckUser rights from loginwiki as it seems you have had these assigned for several months. Please note it not policy for Stewards to be able to retain CheckUser rights outside of need and necessity to execute checks. Please ensure to add and remove the rights after each usage. John (talk) 00:35, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi doug.

long time no see. How are you? Just following up on my creating wikis ban, any news? Thanks. SperosDurrell (talk) 16:31, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

SperosDurrell Thanks for the reply. Looking through local contributions, I'm seeing less than ten (10) total edits to the wiki, all of which were quite or very minor, so this suggests to me you're still merely interested in requesting, and having created, wikis with no content on them. I would note, though, that you're still not restricted from requesting one private wiki for your personal notes, rough drafts, other ephemera, and things, provided it remains a private wiki, of course. Dmehus (talk) 16:36, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, the miraheze have extension:interwiki can use? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msnhinet8 (talkcontribs) 05:03, 22 November 2021

Msnhinet8 Yes, absolutely, the Interwiki extension is enabled globally on Miraheze, and, if you meet the requirements, you can hold a local interwiki administrator election on your wiki, then notify me or any Steward when your election has concluded, ideally at Stewards' noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 05:07, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
my wiki need use interwiki this extension can you help me?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:15, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You can, but the user group can only be granted by Stewards for mainly security reasons, which we'll do gladly once you hold a local election, unless you are the only contributing community member to your wiki. So it is not difficult. Or do you just want a prefix or two added to your wiki? Dmehus (talk) 05:19, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Only install interwiki, thank you.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:21, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I hope my furture build wiki, all my wikis all can use interwiki thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:23, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Msnhinet8: Interwiki is enabled by default across all of Miraheze. If you want a prefix added now, ask for it to be done on the Community noticeboard, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:25, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 06:46, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So, I can build 300 languages more Mikepedia?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 10:30, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Msnhinet8 Do you personally speak 300 languages? I personally don't see a lot of point in this. Miraheze is a 100% free wiki farm, with limited financial resources. That's a lot of wikis, and I'm not sure how you could reasonably manage them all by yourself, or largely by yourself. That would be quite taxing on both community and technical volunteer resources, too. Please do see this thread on Reception123's user talk page where he and I gave you similar advice earlier in the year. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:10, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I know but I need 300 language wikis.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:37, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Like to Wikipedia.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:39, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Quick question

Hello. I have a quick little question for you. Yes, I do promise to cease this behaviour immediately. But I have been wondering about something. While my IP address's global block is 3 months and is probably set to expire soon, how long are my other accounts locked for? It's actually quite scary to have my final warning on maturity. If I fail to listen to what you're telling me (which I hope doesn't happen), I will get my account locked. Again, I promise to refrain from this attitude immediately. CookiesandCream01 (talk) 17:36, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CookiesandCream01 I might as well answer your question, as Doug is currently doing something else, but there is no expiration date on accounts that are globally locked. And to further exacerbate things, I don't know if I could trust your word on that. I'd like to hear from Doug as well, as this is his talk page. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:59, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for answering my question. Also, please don't worry about things! You can trust me on ceasing the behaviour, I won't do it again. Thanks for helping me out, means the world to me when someone helps! CookiesandCream01 (talk) 18:38, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
CookiesandCream01 In addition to what DarkMatterMan4500 has said above while watching my user talk page, while the restriction is indeed indefinite, I should make it clear that you're not prohibited from operating multiple accounts. Your restriction simply requires you to create your alternate accounts ideally while logged in to your main account, using Special:CreateAccount and either entering a password for the accounts or, also ideally, requesting a temporary password be sent to your current e-mail address. Alternatively, should you create an account logged out, you must confirm it is your alternate account (usually on a user page somewhere) by having your main account say that it is your alternate account, and then having your alternate account confirm its main account via its user page (or similar). You can ask to have this restriction lifted, but I would strongly advise that you wait at least three months before requesting this, to provide enough of a track record to see you operating your account(s) in a constructive and non-deceptive fashion. As to unlocking your sockpuppet accounts, some of them engaged in blatant vandalism, so I personally don't see a lot of point in that; however, if you articulated a specific reason why you want one or more of them unlocked, I'd certainly entertain that for you. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 03:03, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Turkey day!!!

have a great time!!! SperosDurrell (talk) 04:24, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

SperosDurrell, Face-smile.svg Thank you; however, please note that, for me, Thanksgiving was Sunday, October 10th, 2021, this year, as I'm Canadian. Happy U.S. Thanksgiving to you and your family, though! :) Dmehus (talk) 04:42, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Deleting Rfa was even fair with arguments that searching in the search box is redirected anyway. However, Twintle's would have a certain importance, and the reason for the exclusion was only because "redirection from one namespace to the other". For me this is a Wikipedia policy. I've read the entire CoC and content policy but never found a policy stating this. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 06:11, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Confused about your comment on Discord:

Regarding this comment, I will clarify that Legroom was the requester in question who requested this wiki, mainly from the fact that it mentioned something about mature-related content. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:21, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I don't get why you deleted this redirect, it is still a necessary redirect regardless, and if anyone (other than me) creates this account, then it will be impersonation. FatBurn0000 (talk) 02:09, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also, User talk:Bluetigerelevenblue is a necessary redirect as well. FatBurn0000 (talk) 02:10, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
FatBurn0000, it's not a registered user account, though. You don't have a monopoly on other users using the Bluetigerelevenblue username. If you want to prevent impersonation, go to Special:CreateAccount, whilst logged in to your main account, and register that user as an alternate account, linked to an e-mail address. From there, you can create a global user page stating it's a doppelganger account of FatBurn0000. :) Dmehus (talk) 02:18, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi staff, can help me オンライン百科事典 wiki interwiki 网路百科 wiki? thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 02:38, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Msnhinet8: You asked a similar question on Discord but didn't elaborate. Do you want us to create an interwiki link between both wikis or...? If so, do provide us with the prefix name and tell us if you want transcluding and forwarding enabled. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:41, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok ,need enable it, thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 02:44, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
sorry, i can little english.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 02:44, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Msnhinet8: I'm guessing you want interlanguage enabled, right? Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:48, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
yes.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 02:49, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
can you help me?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 02:52, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Msnhinet8: Yes check.svg Done, please check your local Special:Log/interwiki for more information. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:55, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
thanks, so you can give me interwiki extensions in my account?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:01, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Msnhinet8: First and foremost, whenever you reply, can you please not just insert two asterisks (**)? It does mess up the indentation and reply flow. I advise you reply through the "Reply" button that should appear after my signature. If you can't via that, please copy the colons (:) from the previous reply and add another one to reply. Secondly, to gain local interwiki administrator, you must fulfill the requirements laid out in the Interwiki administrators page and then hold a local election. Once the election has concluded, a Steward will assess consensus and promote you. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:05, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ok, thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:06, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have propose interwiki admain request Requests for global rights thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:13, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Msnhinet8: Note that you have requested global interwiki administrator, not local interwiki administrator. I'm not sure if that's what you wanted? Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:15, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
yes i know.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:16, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Msnhinet8: In that case, your request is malformed. I would suggest you correct it. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:18, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok i accept your suggest. thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:20, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Msnhinet8, regarding your request for interwiki administrator, as it's likely you're requesting local interwiki administrator on one or more of your wikis, I've reverted your malformed/blank request for the global version, and instead invited you to host local election pages for this permission on each wiki. If you're the only active editor on one or more wikis, you can just let me know, and request local interwiki administrator without the formalities of a local election. Dmehus (talk) 03:24, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok, so I can request local interwiki administrator without the formalities of a local election? Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:29, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Msnhinet8, not exactly. If you're the only recently active editor on your wiki(s), we have granted local interwiki administrator without a local election page. Otherwise, you simply host a local election page on each wiki, wait 5-7 days, then let Stewards know in some fashion, and we'll assess your local election. Agent Isai or I can clarify further if you have questions. Dmehus (talk) 03:43, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I want to become global interwiki administrator. Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:34, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:36, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would personally recommend against that, as I'm not confident the community would see your activity on Meta Wiki (this wiki) as being significant enough per the policy. My best advice would be to seek local interwiki administrator on multiple wikis, or focus on reviewing wiki requests, other than your own, and approving, requesting more information, and declining them in accordance with Content Policy. Dmehus (talk) 03:40, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:45, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Not a problem. Let Agent Isai or I know if you need assistance with setting up a local election page. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:46, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
{{SUBST::Requests for global rights/boilerplate
|reason= I want to become global rights , hope help chinese users solve languages interwiki question.
this my request , can you look? Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:57, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Typesetting above can use? Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:57, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Requests for global rights. Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:01, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
can you kook my message? Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:40, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Msnhinet8: I would suggest you not request global Interwiki administrator and instead request local interwiki administrator for your wikis. To request local interwiki administrator on your wikis, you will need to hold an election. Do you want me to help you set up an election? Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:44, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ok, you can. thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:46, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Create this page on Meta

Hello. Can you create the following pages here on Meta: [2] and [3] from Wikipedia? I can't create because I'm not a bureaucrat or Interface administrator for editing in the MediaWiki namespace. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 05:48, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User:YellowFrogger, we have MediaWiki:Common.css and MediaWiki:Common.js, but I would need to know exactly what change you're requesting on Meta (i.e., specific code to add). We would not necessarily copy, verbatim, the Common.css and/or Common.js pages from English Wikipedia as there is a lot of unnecessary CSS/JS code not specifically needed on Miraheze. Dmehus (talk) 05:51, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

please help me

Dmehus, hello my wiki Nicolopedia Pending change protection has only the level of "allow all members only" and "allow only managers" I have only "allow autoinstalled members" anywhere Can't see review level anywhere, pending changes on my wiki 3 levels of protection are needed, please do something or else I'll have to close the wiki? I would like to please ask an interwiki manager and system manager to reset this security on my wiki, I am very upset about this topic.😭😭Thanks.WolfMan (talk) 06:11, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WolfMan Thank you for your question. I'm not quite sure what you mean. Are you meaning protection levels, or are you meaning the FlaggedRevs extension? This needs some clarification. Dmehus (talk) 06:14, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus, this FlaggedRevs extension. In hindi wikipedia have three flagrevrevision level firstly , flagrevreviewers,flagrevadmin, flagrevautoconfirmed but in my wiki flagrevreviewers or flagrevautoconfirmed are missing? Thanks. WolfMan (talk) 06:18, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
WolfMan, this would be a complicated set up. Firstly, you'd need all those protection levels set up on your wiki. FlaggedRevs has its own issues, and Wikipedia has a very custom setup for FlaggedRevs such that all revisions do not require reviewing. Miraheze does not do that with its FlaggedRevs implementation. As such, I do not recommend using FlaggedRevs as it invariably causes issues. I do, however, endorse using either ApprovedRevs or Moderation extension, which are both much, much simpler and better coded extensions. I would recommend disabling FlaggedRevs and using either of those instead. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 06:23, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus, ok I'll activate this ApprovedRevs on your wiki immediately, but Moderation I don't trust this extension because I've been using it before. Don't see the content of the article even after processing the request? Although you must know that you cannot always give the security level of allow only the manager on every article, even if you are active on Wikipedia or Meta Wikimedia, then you will know that Wikipedia also believes in pending change protection and I do too , the reason is - if anonymous or other members edit a page with a pending change protection, the new memoir will not appear until that memoir is accepted, if you can help me on the subject, please do, can my Can't setup customer on wiki? Thank you. WolfMan (talk) 06:42, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Can you help me with this issue, my wiki needs template editing rights or more template editor protection level to have special protection on mold, can you activate this protection on my wiki with this right? This is my humble request to you. Thank you. WolfMan (talk) 04:14, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
WolfMan, it should be requested in Miraheze Phabricator. And, on a separate note please make use of colons while replying to talk page discussions. See w:WP:TALKREPLY for more information. --Magogre (talk) 04:27, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A cheeseburger for you!

Cheeseburger.png For having the busiest talk page, from 2 am UTC to 6:50 am UTC your talk page got 53 edits! In that period there is an average of around 1 message every 5 minutes Anpang Talk Stuff 06:37, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anpang Face-smile.svg Thank you for this interesting status, and for the cheeseburger (though I don't eat beef, or cheese, for that matter). Nonetheless, I appreciate the sentiment! I always suspected my user talk page was likely the busiest user talk page and perhaps even one of the busiest discussion periods period, so this statistical seems to confirm that. Where did you compile it from? As a related factoid, my user talk page has 2,019 revisions, which means that it requires the bigdelete user right in order to delete. Dmehus (talk) 05:48, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hamburger Sanok-removebg-preview.png
This one doesn't have cheese and beef :)

Also, I got that data from RecentChanges Anpang Talk Stuff 06:10, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Doug, thanks for asking. I still have no opinion to the other proposals because I think that depends on the wiki, how many contributors, how large the community is, what the intention of the wiki is etc. I will reread the proposals and try to express an opinion in the next few days, greetings --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 13:07, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Remove this username edit(s)


Hi staff, can help me オンライン百科事典 wiki -英語網路百科 interwiki 网路百科 wiki? --Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:52, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:53, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm looking at this. Dmehus (talk) 04:54, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:57, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Can you help me? Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:00, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This should be Yes check.svg done now. Did you ask Penarc1 yet at his user talk page re: you for local interwiki administrator? Dmehus (talk) 05:04, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have talk him this it. Can you look him user talk, thank you. Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:07, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply] this. Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:09, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
so I need wait 4 day, can use global interwiki admain? Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:12, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That's great. Thanks. Assuming no objections, after about 3-5 more days, I'll assess the local election and grant you local interwiki administrator on that wiki. You would need to repeat the process on your other Internetpedia wikis, if required. Dmehus (talk) 05:15, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok,thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 05:17, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 05:44, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Please, see your e-mail YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 04:40, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Handled. It's good that you didn't link to the specific diffs on-wiki this time. Dmehus (talk) 11:58, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi staff, where are you com from?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 12:07, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

USA?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 12:09, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Canada. Dmehus (talk) 12:18, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
ok. Msnhinet8 (talk) 12:44, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
A massive thank you on behalf of MediaWiki Engineering for being our 2nd highest non-sysadmin configurator and task closer! RhinosF1 (Miraheze) (talk) 22:51, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

About Twinkle Tool

@Dmehus: I am asking about TwinKle Tools not Shown on My Wiki? I'm created all related mediawikipages ex -js.css. and I'm enable Twinkle tool in preference section in gadget but he can't shown in more option?Please Help Me; this is humble request a miraheze user to miraheze steward as you and i'm wating for your response..Regards.WolfMan (talk) 13:13, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@WolfMan: Twinkle has an extremely huge module and that makes it only possible for user with high JS and CSS knowledge to be able to fix and make it work, In fact, someone with an Intermediate knowledge can not get twinkle working TBH.
What's your wiki btw? let's see. Ugochimobi (talk) 20:12, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: I don't known?Please Help Me about this Issue?.SM7 (talk) 06:22, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@SM7: Is this an alternate account of WolfMan? or somebody else? Ugochimobi (talk) 06:54, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: Ya! but i blocked our alternate account as infinity because i was loggined this account as mistake,I don't known?Please Help Me about this Issue? Regards.WolfMan (talk) 07:06, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@WolfMan: What is your wiki? a link to your wiki or something? Ugochimobi (talk) 07:13, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: my wiki links nicolopedia.Regards.WolfMan (talk) 07:18, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please take a look at this?

I made a list here that lists pages from The New Reception Wiki that should be imported to another wiki. Could you please take a look at this? FatBurn0000 (talk) 08:23, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. Why not delete this wiki soon here according to the owner's request in SN. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 14:58, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm sure he'll get to it when he has time. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:59, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Username change request

Can you change my username to Kakarot Prime? Because I have the same username as I have on the FANDOM network. Albatross (talk) 16:59, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Albatross: Please request a username change via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:15, 4 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

An important question

If I have an idea for changes to one of Miraheze's policies, am I allowed to make an RFC about it? FatBurn0000 (talk) 23:56, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

He might not respond for some time, but I could answer this by saying you definitely are allowed to request an RfC regarding changes to Miraheze's policies. Not sure what else he might say, but it could be similar. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:59, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's advisable you have a clear actionable idea for the change and have consulted other people to avoid it being 'snowballed', but yes, you certainly can. Not to speak for Dmehus either of course :p --Raidarr (talk) 00:21, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please, if it's a futile change, don't make it up. Just if it's one that's constructive. At Miraheze we already have a lot of policies about everything. If one is missing, it must be for a good reason. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 00:25, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@FatBurn0000: I concur with Raidarr, you should preferably consult others before making a Request for Comments. It is extremely advisable you draft the RfC on the Community noticeboard to allow community members to opine before actually publishing the Request for Comments and potentially SNOWballing. Many RfCs that have undergone that drafting process via the Community noticeboard end up passing thus I strongly encourage you to draft and propose the idea on the Community noticeboard to allow for community input. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:54, 11 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Look who back. In this week a lot happened. Including I even lost my patrolled YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 23:43, 12 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My rights

Do you know how to analyze if I still have a chance to be a Patroller? Although the editors recommended that I not ask for Patroller again, instead to wait. My rights have been revoked by an issue: See the story here: Meta:AN#Request for Patroller (YellowFrogger) Hope you don't (/ignore) YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 00:45, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I do see you having an opportunity to be a patroller again, but as I said, I would suggest you wait at least thirty (30) calendar days and only do so after having reviewed the patroller guidelines, commonly accepted reasons for deletion, remember to assume good faith, and, generally speaking, not jump in too quickly. Additionally, as I've articulated to you and Raidarr previously, a couple times as I recall, I would now again suggest you avoid all interactions with each other on Meta Wiki. This would messaging each other on your respective talk pages, certainly, but also avoiding each other's threads, or at least not replying directly to each other in them, on the various noticeboards. The two of you seem not to "gel" too well, if I'm completely honest. Dmehus (talk) 05:01, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger, on assuming good faith, try and take others' feedback as constructive criticism, rather than as a personal attack or criticism of you personally. Though I agree some users could articulate their points more clearly and certainly less directly, I think in most cases, it's really meant about helping you. As a personal anecdotes, you may wish to see this thread in which I, too, had my autopatrolled bit revoked by RhinosF1, and had it re-added less than a month later. While that too was done a bit too directly and perhaps abruptly, with little warning, a sentiment generally shared by DeeM28 at the time, what I'm trying to suggest is a lot can change in a short period of time. Dmehus (talk) 05:07, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Just like you said. The server (Disc) issue that you might not know from just using IRC (I think) was caused because I didn't like an open vote that took place a few days ago on RfP (when I did one request to be Wiki Creator), I didn't like RR voting to oppose and I cited the arguments for that. I agree that anyone can have their own opinion and have the right to vote Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose or Symbol support vote.svg Support and whatever. So, the bad thing is that I was raising this topic a few days ago on the Discórdia server, the editors even tried to change the subject, but I insisted on it. The mood wasn't that heavy, you can see that I didn't criticize anyone for deconstruction, but I raised connotations. Of course he had motivations like the PIX way (I have a feeling he abuses his rights and doesn't give a second chance, but forget about it. Maybe he has his reasons). and suddenly rights revoked on Meta and fined on the Discórdia server. I made lamentation for something so deplorable to the Discord server admin who took my mutual off the server. I didn't gain trust again of course. As you can see, Special:Contributions/YellowFrogger I do contribute to translation or bulletin board questions and I think this I think I deserved a second chance to get this patroller in less than thirty days, but that's what I won't do. I'll wait until 30 days or more (in January) to request the Patroller again or wait for an admin to do that. Note that I don't despair of the Patroller either, as there are many ways to contribute without it. , I think that patrolling edits is an important function in Meta and even a form of contribution by the way. I have several problems, for example: You answering lately my answer here was once a reason for "limitless patience", I don't like talking to myself, but I don't need to be in a hurry, much less anger about these things. YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 05:25, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I recall zero advisement in the past to avoid interaction with YellowFrogger. I would like to know which advisements these may have been previously, in here or in confidence if you wish. --Raidarr (talk) 09:05, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I can't recall the exact phrasing, but as I remember it was more of friendly advice to the two of you, in a thread on stewards' noticeboard or community noticeboard. In any case, given that this is an ongoing two-party dispute, I do think this would be a good idea going forward. Dmehus (talk) 09:09, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As I neither recall nor can immediately look up the referred text, I take the advisement as going forward. Although I will say, I'm not taking particular issue with him (it began and extended on the WC request with a rather involved incident on Discord) nor hold hard feelings. As I'm sure he would attest, there are some who've acted much more strongly pursuant to those events. --Raidarr (talk) 09:24, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, fair enough, but I wasn't referring specifically to his wiki creator request, but prior disagreements I've seen the two of you have, which semeed like it'd been a bit personal. That might or might not have been the case. One thing I might suggest, as an olive branch, and if you're up for it, is extending an offer to YellowFrogger, via his user talk page, to take him under "your wing" over the next month or two, prepping him for a future wiki creator request. Basically, like a wiki creator mentorship arrangement. I'd love to see that. :) Dmehus (talk) 09:30, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you!

dross, Face-smile.svg Thank you for the kitten. I'm personally a dog/puppy person, but kittens are cute, and I do like Siamese cats. I'm glad to see you're volunteering as doing Counter Vandalism Team remediation work. You've been around here for a long time, and generally have a good understanding of our global policies. If you keep up with the activity and would ever like me to nominate you for Global Sysop, potentially, as I know you won't self-nominate yourself, I'd be happy to do that, though I'm sure Reception123 and others who've been around longer might be happy to do so as well. :) Dmehus (talk) 08:08, 13 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I requested a Wiki

Hey there Dhemus, I redeemed myself after immature trolling behaviour recently. Anyways, I remember requesting a Wiki titled "The Villains Wiki". I sent the request yesterday, and it still hasn't been created yet. How long do I have to wait for? It would be nice to know. Cheers. CookiesandCream01 (talk) 18:11, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This request has been reviewed by a fellow Wiki Creator. It was declined for lacking details, so you'll need to elaborate more on the scope and what you mean by making it 'more original and interesting'. It's supposed to give you a notification of that, did it fail to turn up? --Raidarr (talk) 18:16, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello again:

How are you doing on this lovely afternoon? Meanwhile, I've posted something on the #cvt channel if you wanted to give it a look. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:30, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

About my rights

Hey Doug. I was recently banned from editing translations for using machine translation, although I don't trust them one bit. You recommended on my talk page, for me to be a translation admin, I've already done this Meta:AN and closed it because I knew it wouldn't work and after being approached with a block by RhinosF1 who said to not to translate anymore the pages. What's your opinion on this? YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 23:34, 19 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I would love you with Discord. I don't have irc and there we would have a conversation YellowFrogger (Talk Edits) 05:28, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm on Discord, but I'm, admittedly, not as active there. Dmehus (talk) 05:46, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Your note to Blazikeye535.

Due to his inactivity on Meta-Wiki, it will be difficult for him to answer you here. If I were you, I would give his proper note about the plot on the reception wikis he activates or edits. Under any circumstances, if it uses global notifications.... --YellowFrogger (Talk) 13:43, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

He is notified of the message via Discord, where he will inevitably see it. Though I would not expect an immediate response (stipulating that would hold true even notifying him 'locally' I believe). --Raidarr (talk) 13:55, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Does he link Miraheze's account with discord?
Still, I think I'll let him know on the wikis where he edits --YellowFrogger (Talk) 14:08, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I concur with Raidarr here. It's very likely Blazikeye535 has cross-wiki Echo notifications enabled, so they'll see it eventually. It's not super urgent (i.e., they don't need to reply in the next 2-3 days, but a week would be nice). Dmehus (talk) 14:36, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


How do I help small wikis Rtyoip alt (talk) 06:57, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rtyoip alt, I'm not sure what you mean, but in general terms, I would suggest using Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat on any Miraheze wiki, then reach out to the most recently active bureaucrat via their local user talk page, and ask how you can help? Dmehus (talk) 07:01, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok thanks Rtyoip alt (talk) 16:27, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

An old AN request

Hi Doug. Will you please tell me what has been done to my previous AN request. Thank you! --Magogre (talk) 16:04, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

That's right, that would be nice, but there's not much to add other than "These users will have their edits patrolled automatically, without being patrolled by patrollers". --YellowFrogger (Talk) 16:40, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Magogre, thank you for your request. I've now Yes check.svg done this temporarily, as a local interface message for now, but plan to (within the next 2-3 months or so), restore the MirahezeMagic global interface messages, so this should then be redundant. But until that's done, this is a reasonable request. Dmehus (talk) 19:43, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! Magogre (talk) 16:25, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Who approves wiki requests? IP editor 02:46, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

Wiki creators. --Raidarr (talk) 19:20, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
How long do does it take? IP editor 20:36, 29 December 2021 (UTC)
The creation itself, not long. The review, depends on time of day. Between a few minutes to several hours pending WC availability and the request. --Raidarr (talk) 17:16, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Wiki creators do this and you must first log in to request a wiki (if you don't have an account, you must create it). You can provide the scope of the wiki in a large description that fits within our content policy. Creating a wiki doesn't take long (usually between 1 and 3 minutes) if it's accepted. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 23:43, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Epic lol IP editor 00:20, 30 December 2021 (UTC)


I need a private wiki cus of how unstable to bots are on that wiki it’s a software test wiki The zone (talk) 16:33, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Community portal

Why don't we make the Meta:Community portal topics as part of the first community noticeboard archive? (Community noticeboard/Archive 1) I don't think it hurts, and I'm planning to do it. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 23:38, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger, yes, that was the plan, but I deferred due to potential logistical issues. Fortunately, there were not as many as I expected. So this I've Yes check.svg done the requested history merge at here, with a note to the follow up request at my user talk page (new diff #1 and old diff #2). Additionally, I would just like to thank for Pinus/Matsu for previously providing the suggestion. Note that I have additionally redirected Meta:Community portal to community noticeboard only temporarily if and/or until it is repurposed as a Meta Wiki-specific community discussion portal. Dmehus (talk) 01:39, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Just a reminder, switches are case-sensitive, so the weakest oppose in that template didn't actually work. Also, I added a vector icon for weakest oppose: File:Weakest Oppose.svg.  Anpang📨  03:29, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


I HAVE A SUPER EPIC IDEARn 001 project wiki making (talk) 21:40, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I see you are reviewing user rights from patroller to autopatrolled because inactivity. Since you have given me a recommendation not to apply for thirty (30) days, patroller rights, I consider (admitting) that I am again requesting patroller rights again today, January 3, (January 4th UTC time, December 6th = January 4th, 29 days). Even if it's only been twenty-nine (29) days later, you're free to choose whether I'm a patroller or not, and specifying the reasons why I'm not yet worthy. Thanks. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 00:35, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger, I would be okay with this, if you will promise to assume good faith on users' edits, only reverting obvious or blatant vandalism, and asking questions (on Discord or another colleague's user talk page on this wiki) where you are unsure? As well, please confirm that you've understood the guidelines. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:50, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In all probability, all my edits will never be with the purpose of offending anyone. Just improve the project, and yes, I understand the policies for that, and the other policies, for real. I've been subscribing to user comments that haven't signed with {{SUBST:unsigned}}, but I'm unlucky not to find vandalism, but that's another thing. I would be fine with any reaction from you, you know. :) I'm free to volunteer. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 01:02, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger, that's good, but for {{unsigned}}, please make sure you include (a) the user's username or IP address and (b) the applicable revision timestamp. Dmehus (talk) 01:12, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Please approve my Wiki adoption request Rn 001 project wiki making (talk) 00:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Also note that the stewards actually evaluate the order. If accepted, you will only have one access to the wiki, and you will not gain admin or bureaucrat rights, for that you will have to hold a local election. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 00:40, 6 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Got it thanksRn 001 project wiki making (talk) 11:09, 6 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Please approve my Wiki adoption requestRn 001 project wiki making (talk) 13:30, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Please approve my Wiki adoption request Rn 001 project wiki making (talk) 13:30, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A block of TNT for you!

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A block of TNT for you!
You blew up a lot of vandalism!  Anpang📨  02:36, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Anpang: Copied? --YellowFrogger (Talk) 02:59, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Inspired, not copied, that low-budget no-lag no-image totally accurate minecraft TNT block was by me :P  Anpang📨  03:08, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I know, kidding Noto Emoji Pie 1f605.svg --YellowFrogger (Talk) 03:16, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How do I create an infobox template?

Hello there, I'm trying to create an infobox for characters. How do I create an infobox for a template? I'd just like some help here. CookiesandCream01 (talk) 17:08, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Are you talking about importing from Wikipedia? It is better instead to create your own infobox, but this is a waste of time if you don't know. It's very complicated: it must have MediaWiki:Common.css and MediaWiki:Common.js, have extensions like templatestyles/wikibase client, and the templates and modules: User:YellowFrogger/Cool Modules and Templates --YellowFrogger (Talk) 18:05, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There are already pre-existing simple alternatives to infoboxes, but if you have a bit of knowledge of template parameters and some parser functions, making an infobox template would be really easy.  Anpang📨  12:24, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Alternatively with far fewer steps, eldrich code and upkeep, you might consider the Portable Infobox path. Enabling it also grants access to Special:PortableInfoboxBuilder to rather easily develop infoboxes with minimal code competence. For a more code competent guide, I point to the Wikia guide here. --Raidarr (talk) 21:39, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Reopen Dream Fiction Wiki

Hello, can you please reopen Dream Fiction Wiki?

The reason why because after the migration, a bug occurred saying that DFW is scheduled to close because there are no edits even though it has recent edits, please fix it, thanks. TheAnimeMapper2020 (talk) 22:01, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TheAnimeMapper2020, Yes check.svg Wiki reopened per your request. Dmehus (talk) 22:11, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Requests on AN

Hey Doug. Remember the Meta:AN? It has requests in progress, that of the variable request and the autopatrol request. Review whenever you want and happy editing! :) --YellowFrogger (Talk) 01:15, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Protection for edit conflicts

I am unable to locate a protection policy here, however I'm certain that if there is one it does not permit protection at sysop level to avoid edit conflicts, nor should it: edit conflicts are a part of the software, and sysops are not "more important" than other editors, and there is no reason why their edits should take precedence over others or use their tools to gain an advantage. I had not mentioned it when it had only happened once or twice but you seem to be doing this a lot. I would encourage you to either stop protecting pages for this reason or seek consensus for the change at community noticeboard (I certainly would oppose it). Naleksuh (talk) 03:49, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello. They have already tried to create a protection policy (actually they did, but it was deleted because it was not "appropriated by the Miraheze", but by MediaWiki (protection system)). Although these acts of Doug in protecting the pages may irritate, it is possible to understand with these slow servers. This would avoid editing conflict and disturb the service of Doug less, but I think protecting the pages it is not necessary. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 03:55, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
As a matter of best practice from what I know, it's preferable to reach out to the parties and get them to pause as compared to using a technical means to force the result. I'm not opposed to it sparingly and I don't really see a substantial issue here, but perhaps Dmehus can be more sparing in the future. --Raidarr (talk) 09:46, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, need some help

Hello, I am new user here and i have problem about the email confirmation being sent as it hasn't arrived in my yahoo inbox; I also checked thoroughly into the spam and trash folders but it hasn't arrived yet for three days. Peakbread (talk) 18:24, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Suspect user

Hello Doug. Where can I request CheckUser in MetaWiki (although this is unnecessary now) because there is someone using the accounts in bad faith to mass ask questions on wiki creators' talk pages, as well as producing edit wars and abusing rights on publictestwiki. com See on the CVT channel Discord. What is your decision on this? --YellowFrogger (talk) () 05:18, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


I want to be a global syop on my wiki Octahedron foundation (talk) 21:05, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Octahedron foundation: Users can only be global sysops requesting in RfGR, and they are globally across all wikis (global, not just "on a wiki"). This users are quite reliable and must meet the criteria as they can lock any global accounts. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 21:09, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Then can I be a regular sysop?Octahedron foundation (talk) 21:11, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


I removed the bureaucrat group from my Wiki so I got locked out and now I can't change the wiki pls help. Octahedron foundation (talk) 00:54, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Octahedron foundation, with apologies for the delayed response, Yes check.svg done. Please do see these related log actions (#1 and #2). Dmehus (talk) 02:40, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Snail destroyer (talk) 03:05, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Ayo Doug help Snail destroyer (talk) 02:27, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

To Doug.

hey doug, im back. I looked at my wikis and they have no activity. I need your input on starting a new wiki, its been awhile now i don't think people will contribute sadly, anyways take care. SperosDurrell (talk) 06:13, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

They will contribute if you put the time and dedication to make them mean something. That means much more than just making a new wiki - the chances of getting people to contribute are about the same between the older and the new. --Raidarr (talk) 11:38, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Doug:

How are you doing on this lovel weekend, wherever you are at the moment? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:37, 29 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Can you disable Moderation extension on this wiki or simply approve my edit, Doug? Thanks! --YellowFrogger (talk) () 03:01, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


whats gonna happen to my request? Snail destroyer (talk) 14:49, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Octahedron foundation: I believe that multiple people have already told you their answer already. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:20, 6 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please proceed my user rename request

Hi, Dmehus, a few days ago I requested a change of my username as a global rename but I made a big mistake as I've given the wrong name of Kitretsu and correct name is was Sakretsu. I'm very sorry for this mistake, so I request please changed WolfMan from Sakretsu. Thanks WolfMan (talk) 04:38, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Oh really? If I were you, I wouldn't be afraid to go back to Special:GlobalRenameRequest and ask again, saying they made a mistake. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 04:46, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, please do create a new rename request in that case following the same procedure. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:38, 6 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
WolfMan, Given that you were just globally renamed less than three (3) calendar months ago, have you settled on a new permanent-ish username (at least the next twenty-four (24) calendar months, if not longer) for your main account Miraheze and agree to use that? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:47, 6 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
WolfMan, actually, scratch that. I'm marking this as X mark.svg cannot be done in accordance with our Username Policy, as SAKRETSU exists. Given that user with a different case was locked as an impersonator of Sakretsu, unless you can provide a confirmation edit, on any Wikimedia wiki) that you are Sakretsu, this cannot be done. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:55, 6 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Is it possible for you to check IRC, as you have a few more to look at? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:35, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sure, will do. I'm looking into the reallifevillainswiki report next. Could you Raidarr, in your local capacities, please see my comments here and action accordingly? Dmehus (talk) 20:40, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Actioned accordingly. --Raidarr (talk) 21:08, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thank you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:17, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:22, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus and Raidarr: No problem at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:24, 13 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I range

Is there any way you can unlock (or at least shorten the lock expiration to 1-3 months?) I hadn't realized this before, and I wouldn't be able to take an action anyway due to reCAPTCHA. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 06:24, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger, the locks of your sockpuppet accounts are indefinite; there is no defined time limit. As to creating other user accounts, there is nothing precluding you, in terms of your user restriction, from creating alternate accounts while logged in, so long as (a) they don't edit on Meta Wiki and (b) you disclose them via your global user page. As to the reCAPTCHA point, in actual fact, creating alternate accounts while logged in, on a wiki where you are either autoconfirmed or otherwise have the skipcaptcha user right will mean you're unaffected by the reCAPTCHA bug. Dmehus (talk) 06:47, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I strongly recommend with any respect my presence may garner to a) completely forget about your alternate accounts or creating new ones, b) take a substantial break from Meta as has been suggested several times, and c) develop your own wikis which were no doubt one of the key considerations behind your currently unlocked primary account despite the severity of sockpuppetry that has taken place. At this time let me be frank, there is nothing for you to continue here including inquiries to reduce the sanctions in place. It is clear that periods of a month, or three have made no difference, and it is instead best to make this recommendation 'indefinite' as well until say, there's been substantial progress in the course of performing c). --Raidarr (talk) 09:41, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: I have to create more accounts, I can't go with that name, but I will only tell the steward(s) in the process, to avoid a new violation. Also, I had already been 'kicked off the bus' since that CN thread. As I like to edit, even though you said "there is nothing for you to continue here", I'll continue to edit Meta with another account, but that no one knows other than the steward(s). --YellowFrogger (talk) () 19:29, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

More accounts

Hello Doug! More accounts for you lock/glob if you want:

Also, I will do a wikibreak yes, but I want to create another account and inform the stewards by email, what do you think? --YellowFrogger (talk) () 19:23, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@YellowFrogger: You were placed under an indefinite one-user account restriction, weren't you? In fact, I do remember Doug telling you to not create anymore accounts after you were caught abusing multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:48, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: He told me above "As to creating other user accounts, there is nothing precluding you, in terms of your user restriction, from creating alternate accounts while logged in". I must create an account logged in, but I will let the stewards know only. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 19:57, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New accounts

Hello Doug. I'll create a new account to edit Meta in a few days (and if the reCAPTCHA goes back to normal here for me) and I'll let you know, but don't tell anyone, keep it to yourself. I won't abuse it either (in voting on requests I've already voted on) and I'll create on different wikis so that no one notices and holds a grudge. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 19:51, 15 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding our recent encounter

Hello, @Dmehus. It was suggested that my username may be inappropriate for this website. However, I would have to disagree. My username is not inappropriate. The last three letters on my name (which is what I assume is the problem in my username), are pronounced T.I.T., not “tit”. This should answer your concerns.

-MoistyTIT MoistyTIT (talk) 14:02, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MoistyTIT, well, the issue is the "TIT" together with the word "moisty." It's not how it's pronounced; it's how it's read, not just because most people read wikis on screen (i.e., that is to say, they do not use a screen reader to read the contents of wikis to them). Dmehus (talk) 14:36, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus Moisty is a name, it’s not even in the dictionary. I don’t see why this is a problem. MoistyTIT (talk) 15:20, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
MoistyTIT, well, the issue is our community endorsed Username Policy does not permit, among other things, usernames that are offensive, derogatory, profane, or otherwise vulgar and, additionally, usernames designed, intentionally or otherwise, to provoke a reaction. We wouldn't permit a name like Sweatyballs, Clammydick, or Stinkyass, so I don't see why we'd permit a name like Moistytit, Moistytits, or MoistyTIT. On the latter point, allowing differential capitalization would open up a procedural loophole that may otherwise permit SweatyASS, with the user claiming "ASS" represents their initials. While I believe your intent was largely good faith, Stewards, together with Global Sysops, have to ensure our global policies are applied equally to all. Dmehus (talk) 03:17, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus, The thing is, with the username examples you provided, those aren’t just usernames, they actually exist and are real things. Everyone knows what a “Clammydick” or a pair of “Stinkyballs” is, but nobody knows what a MoistyTIT is (because it doesn’t exist). I see why this is a concern, but my name has been commented on by other users, but I told them what I first told you, and we have no further problems. Again, I see why this is a concern, but I invite you to analyze this situation again. MoistyTIT (talk) 13:55, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with Dmehus here and think that it would be easier if you just requested a different username that isn't vulgar. Even if the expression might not be used, etc. it still sounds like something vulgar/offensive and there's no real justification for using it. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:23, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This isn’t your problem; stay out of it. MoistyTIT (talk) 23:57, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I did not know you were an admin. I guess it is your problem them. MoistyTIT (talk) 01:11, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Beyond an admin he is a Global Sysop, just as Dmehus is a Steward, (as am I) and between the three of us here it is our responsibility to consider username policy violations. In other words you have now three users with global jurisdiction who agree you need to have your name changed. You've been given considerable leeway with it for some time (as well as with a history of conduct-related leeway on wikis which we both know well about), now it is time to avoid toying with language to get around the fact that your name is an issue and reads exactly like a conjunction of moisty and tit regardless of the capitalization and intent, and it is a waste of all our times to debate how real a 'moisty tit' is compared to a 'clammy dick'. It is a juvenile argument and you know that, so please, cease the attempted pedantry and request a change to a name that we both know is more appropriate.
You will be given a reasonable period of time to do so, but since this is a matter of policy and there is significant agreement that your name must be changed if you agree or not, it is something that must be done or you will be unable to continue using Miraheze. Thank you for your understanding. --Raidarr (talk) 02:01, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Fine then. You have unfairly cornered me but this is what it has come to. I will change my name. MoistyTIT (talk) 02:09, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I wanna change my name to “Moisty” but it seems my old account has that name. Can you change Moisty’s name to “Moist-EEE” and then this account to “Moisty”? Thanks. MoistyTIT (talk) 02:16, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, MoistyTIT. Is Moisty recently active? If not, you could post a note on their Meta Wiki user talk page, asking to usurp their username. After about a week, I'll proceed with a global rename. I would allow you to maintain this username while the usurpation request is underway. Dmehus (talk) 02:45, 18 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]