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

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

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

or report...

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

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Request for CVT by GOTILON



I have difficulties to create new accounts to invite contributors to our wiki, I follow this to add people : "You'll access Special:CreateAccount on your wiki, not here ( miraheze). Tick "Utiliser un mot de passe aléatoire temporaire et l’envoyer à l’adresse de courriel spécifiée". Put your colleagues username and email address. Create the account. Right after that, visit Special:UserRights on your wiki. Put their username, grant "member" to their account, save. Repeat for all of them."

Every user I had invited get an error message, some pass over it, some not, so can complete their account some not. This error message is disturbing. I think it's a real bug. When I create new temporary account for them how many time have they to complete their account ? Why some of them can not go beyond the error message and some can ? Thank you for your help

This can be helpful GOTILON - Talk - Contributions 14:50, 24 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I am in situation one REVI described :
  1. If you know everyone's email, you can just create an account, and let MediaWiki generate password and email to them. And after you create an account, you can access [[Special:UserRights]] and grant member to the accounts you need. I have succeed with 6 subscribers and they get 6 error messages. But right now I am chatting with a capable person, using Chrome and she can not go over the error message To complete I get the wiki plugin for the visual editor, also, does it create buggy answers to invitations ?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiderpdp (talkcontribs)
Wikiderpdp, can you copy and paste the error message you get (or your users get)? Without that we don't know what error is interrupting your workflow. — revi 00:00, 25 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Undo multiple vandalism operations from same user

Hello! On my wiki, an user called CarlaNutcracker has blanked all of the pages that they’ve made. They have been temporarily banned, but is it possible to rollback the pages without having to do it one at a time?

Stewen (talk) 10:59, 31 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

It is bit advanced tool, but you can use PWB's with --username=(target username). — revi 12:31, 31 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]


I caught a lot of spambots on Special:AbuseLog (especially on PublicTestWiki but on other Wikis as well). I have raised this problem on PublicTestWiki but it is also important to raise this problem on Meta as the amount of abuse log hits are a lot. As an admin on PublicTestWiki, shall I block them or not? Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:14, 1 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I just saw another AbuseLog hit on PublicTestWiki, literally moments ago after writing the above message. The extent of the problem is quite bad. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:16, 1 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done Blocked and locked well over 500 accounts worth of spambots. -- Void Whispers 21:43, 1 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I can't login

Hello, I have to leave this message anonimously because I can no longer login, both on my wiki and here on Meta (I'm Wedhro); the system keeps giving me the error "No active login attempt is in progress for your session." I heard it might be some issue with CentralAuth, but I don't really know. -- 16:03, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. the page giving me the error is Special:CentralLogin/complete -- 16:05, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Try returning to the previous page and trying again. If that doesn't work, clear your cookies and try again. -- Void Whispers 16:15, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I already tried multiple times and I cleared my cache twice, to no avail.-- 16:34, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
The cache isn't what's gonna get ya, it's the cookies. If that still doesn't cut it, I'll open a phabricator task for you. -- Void Whispers 16:38, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Oops, I actually meant I cleared cookies, my mistake.-- 17:24, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Hello i am one of the ops looking into this. When you deleted your cookie which site did you do? was it which wiki are you having problems on? Paladox (talk) 17:39, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
In the logs it showed that account as last successfully logging in at 16:01:13 today on metawiki. Could you try resetting your password? Paladox (talk) 17:43, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I couldn't login both on and here on Meta. I changed my password and now I'm logged in, but I wonder the reason why I couldn't before.--Wedhro (talk) 18:13, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

It's me again. After logging out I could no longer log in, same error as above. I deleted all cookies and tried 4 different browser but nothing. I could log in only by changing my password again, which is getting quite unconvenient. I wish I could give you some technical detail but I really have no idea what's happening.--Wedhro (talk) 09:48, 3 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, we fixed the problem, could you try relogging in and deleting your cookies for those wiki's please? Paladox (talk) 23:00, 6 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

bureaucrat authority

The state that the bureaucrat is absent continues. I am the only sysop that is active. Can you give me the bureaucrat authority in the home wiki? Thank you. 賢者タイム (talk) 19:12, 2 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@賢者タイム: Hi. Is it possible for you to get consensus from the other users on the wiki for you to become a bureaucrat? For example, create a page on your wiki requesting bureaucrat rights, and get users to comment and vote (support/oppose) etc. Please link that page and the result here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:37, 3 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I agreed. So this time I will choose a method that will not be BC. Please give administrator authority to User:ゆきひかり who is trusted as an administrator candidate. Please handle the operation due to absence of BC. Thank you. 賢者タイム (talk) 01:03, 6 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
I also participate in jawp2ch.miraheze and an in sympathy with promotion ひきひかり to sysop. But sole formerly-active bureaucrat has disappeared. For your information, there is no voting system or policy for assigning rights in our wiki, decides by discussion or bureaucrat' arbitrary decision. Please deputize our wiki's bureaucrat operation. Living Deadman (talk) 12:27, 6 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
This is 2ch post by Waiesu0, our wiki bureaucrat. You can find that s/he has allowed user to become an administrator. Living Deadman (talk) 14:37, 6 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Japanese original text English translation link

440名無しの愉しみ2017/10/05(木) 17:23:40.73ID:???



440 Anonymous 2017/10/05(Thu) 17:23:40.73 ID:???

YS (note: It means Waiesu) should grant several people an administrator flag for a moment.

You should forcibly appoint to an administrator under owner right.


450 ◆qFcgg87Jm5SC 2017/10/05(木) 21:56:38.09ID:???




450 ◆qFcgg87Jm5SC 2017/10/05(Thu) 21:56:38.09ID:???

>>440 (note: It means reply to No.440)

If I grant an administartion flag to specific people only, it turns unfair. When someone is standing as a candidate for administrator and s/he is experienced and didn't make trouble in the past, I will grant unconditionally a flag.

@Living Deadman: If the current bureaucrat is active, why is it not possible for them to grant bureaucrat directly? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123: jawp2ch has 4 bureaucrats and of three have been inactive since 2017. Waiesu0, remaining bureaucrat, had been active until 2018-04-07 and s/he is no longer active. The idea that Yuki-Hikari would be promoted to administrator was occurred at 2018-05-02. At that time, there was no bureaucrat in active in jawp2ch. Living Deadman (talk) 08:59, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done (promoted ゆきひかり to administrator). -- Void Whispers 16:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

User right request:editinterwiki for sysops on my local wiki

Hi, I'm the bureaucrat/sysop on Piowiki, and I'd like to ask a Steward to add editinterwiki rights for sysops so that I can edit local interwiki links suitable for a wiki in Japanese. I also want to test interwiki links as other languages (since my wiki is mainly for testing before moving Usopedia on miraheze, and Usopedia is a candidate sister wiki of Illogicopedia), so please enable it in addition.

Thank you for your help.--開拓者 (talk)

Hi please tell us what you need us to add, and we will do it for you. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 22:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]
OK, as a Japanese wiki, I'd like to add the following links as for now.
  1. Group 1: Japanese local wikis
  2. Group 2: The Japanese versions of global wikis, to avoid double redirect
As for lanugage interwiki links, I don't have it yet, but I might notify you after creating another wiki.--開拓者 (talk) 13:28, 8 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

User right request:editinterwiki for sysops on Nonsensopedia and Nonciclopedia

Hi. I see that Nonsensopedia has moved here and the various interlanguage links from it to other Uncyclopedia languages are now broken. The language codes on will need to be created for any of the Uncyclopedia-related projects (including Nonsensopedia) and the bureaucrats on the respective projects given 'editinterwiki' in order to maintain this list. As each Uncyclopedia language is an independent project and free to be hosted separately (I have some, Wikia has some, some are independent...) these tend to be awkward to keep up to date, hence the need to give the individual wiki bureaucrats access to make changes.

I also see that $wgLogo isn't currently pointing to the Uncyclopedia project's logo - the usual convention on both Uncyclopedia and Wikia appears to have been to routinely set $wgLogo to images/b/bc/Wiki.png on each local project, so should display as that wiki's $wgLogo. Can this be done here? Carlb (talk) 02:57, 14 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: As for the logo, go to Special:ManageWiki on your wiki, enter the URL (starting with, note that you need to remove the "https:" part) of the image (which is, // for nonsensopedia, for example), and save it. Then it will work properly within a few minutes or so.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)modded.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:41, 14 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

What happened to my pages? Kpiq


Yesterday, June 5, 2018, out of nowhere my pages and my login dissappeared. I couldn't login nor could I see my pages. That was posted into the Admin's noticeboard and somebody transferred it and resolved it in the Community noticeboard.

I say "resolved" because I can login again. But today my pages are still nowhere to be found. I did a search by User and looked for my pages. Here's what I see where I would expect to see my user.

User:Kevjonesin User:Kgv User:Khep User:Kidgrifter User:Kiko4564 User:Kimtuna11 User:Kin Ele Tic User:Kitheara User:Kivandopulus User:Kjh010206 User:KniznyKlub User:Kourouklides User:LCARS47 User:Labster

Can somebody restore my pages as they were when last updated, June 5 near noon time?


Pedro Serrano

p.s. here's my user's creation date. I started creating pages soon after that. 2018-04-13T05:13:47 User account Kpiq (talk | contribs) was created

Could missing pages get redirected?

Before I moved the sdiywiki to Miraheze the tidied URL was with /w/. So that now following old links on the web, (e.g. old posts in forums or Facebook) get a 404 page not found.Please could* be made to redirect to*? --Rob Kam (talk) 10:40, 9 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Request on the Localization Wiki

Excuse me, would it possible to change my user group to bureaucrat on the Localization Wiki? I have no permission to create translations. --Angrydog001 (talk) 15:32, 15 June 2018 (UTC)[reply]