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Administrators' noticeboard
This page is for matters that need administrators' attention on Meta Wiki only (anything global should be discussed at the Community noticeboard!) Please visit Community noticeboard for matters regarding other wikis, Phabricator for technical requests and Stewards' noticeboard for something that requires a steward.

Here you can:

  • Ask an admin to block a user who is disruptive, vandalizing, or spamming
  • Request user rights that can be assigned by administrators (autopatrolled, confirmed, rollbacker, translationadmin)
  • Bring up other things that need administrators' attention. (on meta)


  • To request permissions that can't be assigned by an administrator, please see Meta:Requests for permissions
  • To bring up matters that don't apply to this wiki or to request something for another wiki (or can't be handled by administrators), please use Stewards' noticeboard.
  • To ask a question or start a discussion with the Miraheze community please use Community noticeboard
To add your request, type in a title and click the "Add Topic" button below.


Custom domain

I am the admin of Gyaanipedia. I had followed all the steps for custom domain two days ago but it doesn't work my custom domain is please help me Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: File it on phabricator. আ হ ম সাকিব (T) (C) 09:28, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes please see Phabricator for how to do so and read Custom domains. Reception123 (talk) (C) 20:03, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Delete Account

Hi, could you please delete my account? Thanks in advance!

Hi, unfortunately accounts aren't deleted. You can change communication settings including removing your emails on Special:Preferences. Paladox (talk) 14:33, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Reporting a vandal only IP

This IP has created pages containing a discriminating sentence. I'd like to have it dealt by local admins, as meta is opted out from CVT. Thanks.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 04:02, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. You are free to block in such situations, especially when it would prevent further disruption. -- Void Whispers 07:06, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
OK, I can technically do that, but upon which policy can I take such actions (provided that I'm only a CVT and not a local admin, and meta is a CVT opted-out wiki)? Should I interpret it as "a local CVT request made by myself (as the local member of meta)"?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:20, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, I'd think of it this way: If the user is actively (and persistently) vandalizing meta (as meta is the only wiki where CVT's can still block despite being opted-out), and you cannot get in touch with a local admin in a short enough time to deal with it promptly, you are free to block. This is based entirely on the premise of limiting as much disruption as possible. I guess in this case though, I wouldn't count two pages as being "active and persistent," so you probably wouldn't need to block, unless you are further unable to monitor the situation and think it will continue. -- Void Whispers 17:50, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Antoine Lemperrière and Corinne lebrouch

These are 2 users we're having issues with in Awful Movies Wikia. They keep making useless categories and they steal and vandalize my sandbox and user page! Can you please lock them? -Chaofun

They're technically identical sockpuppets. I've only blocked Antoine on awfulmovieswiki because I'm not sure I see enough reason to globally lock them for now. Two things for you though. First, similar requests should be made on the Stewards' noticeboard. Second, could you please not make such explosive comments as those you left on Antoine's talk page?

Thanks. -- Void Whispers 22:19, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

I apologize, but that user has done something that constantly I couldn't take it. -Chaofun

Autopatrollers right

I occasionally will on here for doing the Chinese language translation on the policy guideline pages, if got any legitimate translation pages, I can mark those pages as patrolled. SA 13 Bro (talk) 00:35, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you MacFan4000. :) SA 13 Bro (talk) 04:23, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Reporting an open proxy

This IP has been blocked on Wikipedia because It is an open proxy. Although thi IP did not make any edits on this wiki, please block this IP. OfreporterSend me a message! 11:25, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done I checked it out on Wikipedia and found that the block there has already expired a long time ago, and it looks to me that the local admin simply forgot to remove his/her test block. However, it looks like it is indeed a proxy according to my research, so it's done per our no open proxies policy.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:21, 20 January 2019 (UTC)


Do you guys have telnet/SSH access? Is it permissible to ask for backups of our wiki? When I did it myself, I would use dumpbackup.php and just keep the current version, in case anything truly horrible happened. It would probably be impossible to email, but is there some kind of backup somewhere? --Aquatiki (talk) 12:53, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

@Aquatiki: Please see Backups. -- Void Whispers 13:44, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Oh, sorry I missed that. Thanks! --Aquatiki (talk) 13:46, 24 January 2019 (UTC)