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<s>== Give me back admin rights on a wiki that i founded ==
== Give me back admin rights on a wiki that i founded ==
{{discussion top|1=Closing in lieu of another section. <span style="text-shadow:7px 5px 7px grey;font-family:High Tower Text">-- [[User:Void|<span style="color:#123524">Void</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Void|<span style="color:#353839">''Whispers''</span>]]</sup></span> 21:57, 29 June 2020 (UTC)}}
i was blocked and demoted on a wiki i founded ( because i demoted another user and another admin disagreed with a rule on the wiki i put, although they did unblock me, i still think i should have admin rights as i am the founder of the wiki.[[User:ScratchCoder|ScratchCoder]] ([[User talk:ScratchCoder|talk]]) 23:07, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
i was blocked and demoted on a wiki i founded ( because i demoted another user and another admin disagreed with a rule on the wiki i put, although they did unblock me, i still think i should have admin rights as i am the founder of the wiki.[[User:ScratchCoder|ScratchCoder]] ([[User talk:ScratchCoder|talk]]) 23:07, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
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:Also, you know you have to be flexible when it comes to things such as disagreements. You and Inkster could have talked it out, but instead you kept trying to dismiss him. Also, you can just appeal and accept that you were being a control freak. We would like you back, but you need to be patient and reflect upon this first. [[User:WickyHoney|WickyHoney]] ([[User talk:WickyHoney|talk]]) 00:20, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
:Also, you know you have to be flexible when it comes to things such as disagreements. You and Inkster could have talked it out, but instead you kept trying to dismiss him. Also, you can just appeal and accept that you were being a control freak. We would like you back, but you need to be patient and reflect upon this first. [[User:WickyHoney|WickyHoney]] ([[User talk:WickyHoney|talk]]) 00:20, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
::The User did actually brake one of the rules, and there was nothing unfair about it, i have worked hard on the wiki, but what your doing is basically abusing admin rights, the main reason the wiki was created was to be against abusive admins, but just because you disagree with a user does not mean you should take away their rights, i wont put the "Unfair" rule back if you unblock me and give me back the admin, and i stopped demoting the user before i was blocked. {{Unsigned|ScratchCoder}}
::The User did actually brake one of the rules, and there was nothing unfair about it, i have worked hard on the wiki, but what your doing is basically abusing admin rights, the main reason the wiki was created was to be against abusive admins, but just because you disagree with a user does not mean you should take away their rights, i wont put the "Unfair" rule back if you unblock me and give me back the admin, and i stopped demoting the user before i was blocked. {{Unsigned|ScratchCoder}}
:::I don't abuse my power like you do. You acted like you were the boss, but we were supposed to be a team. Say you will be one with the team, and not yourself. Also, I only demoted you to prevent you from demoting Inkster, and I would have been fine with talking to you about the rule, but you have been seeming unreasonable lately and it's hard not to see you as a sore loser. I suppose I will unblock you though, because I believe in second chances, and you should too. [[User:WickyHoney|WickyHoney]] ([[User talk:WickyHoney|talk]]) 01:11, 29 June 2020 (UTC)</s>
:::I don't abuse my power like you do. You acted like you were the boss, but we were supposed to be a team. Say you will be one with the team, and not yourself. Also, I only demoted you to prevent you from demoting Inkster, and I would have been fine with talking to you about the rule, but you have been seeming unreasonable lately and it's hard not to see you as a sore loser. I suppose I will unblock you though, because I believe in second chances, and you should too. [[User:WickyHoney|WickyHoney]] ([[User talk:WickyHoney|talk]]) 01:11, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
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== I FUBARed a few of my wiki's pages—now what? ==
== I FUBARed a few of my wiki's pages—now what? ==

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Exception dormancy policy

Hi. I would like to request that my wiki Ucronias ( have an exception to the inactivity policy. Although my wiki doesn't have enough articles, in other name spaces it has and will have useful resources about what my wiki is about that I would like to preserve. Also that I may have unedited periods (to focus on other projects). Hispano76 (talk) 03:17, 6 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Hispano76: My read of the dormancy policy seems to indicate that the only way the shorter 30 day inactivity policy comes into play is when your wiki has literally zero contributions (and thus, pages) in your wiki's Main: namespace. As long as you a customized Main Page and perhaps one other page in that namespace, you should be fine. You could even have cross-namespace soft redirects to your pages in your other namespaces and that should qualify you for only having to be concerned with the standard 45 day inactivity policy. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:40, 6 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I know that, but it's not enough for me and I'm avoiding redirections as much as possible. I want to focus on other projects without worrying about inactivity of Wiki. Hispano76 (talk) 19:39, 6 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Hispano76: Okay, fair enough. I figured you knew how to avoid the inactivity rules, but just wasn't sure if maybe we were reading the policy differently. I have no objections to your wiki being exempt from the Dormancy Policy, though I haven't looked at it personally. I trust there's sufficient content there, regardless of namespace, that people would want to regularly read. Dmehus (talk) 20:45, 6 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Hispano76: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:46, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Deleting Archived Pages of a Wiki

I have emailed you twice to delete every archived page of the Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Reverse Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Vapid Scratch Studios Wiki, and the Crappy Scratch Projects Wiki. This is important because our Scratch accounts got blocked because of these wikis and the Scratch Team will unblock us if they are deleted. I'd be glad if you took action.

Cutebross260Miraheze (talk) 02:56, 10 June 2020 (UTC)Cutebross260Miraheze[reply]

Restore the Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Reverse Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Crappy Scratch Projects Wiki, and the Vapid Scratch Studios Wiki

I believe that those wikis should be restored because it has been my Miraheze career for the entire month of May. Also, they were deleted because of a flame war started by Life_Tutor. If the wiki is restored, then Life_Tutor's IP address should be banned permanently for harassing the admins. Life_Tutor also has a high risk of getting banned permanently. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinma15191 (talkcontribs) 10:53, 10 June 2020‎

@Sinma15191: Please do not restore these wikis because it can get us permabanned on Scratch. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 15:53, 24 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Interwiki Links

I recently imported two wikis (both related to the Homestar Runner cartoon series) from Referata to Miraheze, and I'd like to restore some of the interwiki links from the original sites.

Add to both Homestar Runner Fanon and The Broternal Wiki:

Add to The Broternal Wiki only:

In addition, I'd like the Homestar Runner Fanstuff Wiki 2 interwiki link "hrfanon" to be changed to the new site:

Thanks! Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 22:56, 2 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

This seems reasonable. I will {{ping}} several of the interwiki administrators, @CnocBride, Hispano76, and Shaunak Chakraborty:, to respond to your request. Thank you for formulating the request properly, @Gfdgsgxgzgdrc:. Dmehus (talk) 03:41, 12 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Gfdgsgxgzgdrc: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:38, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please Delete This Wiki

Hey Please Delete This Wiki — Preceding unsigned comment added by Codeingit (talkcontribs) 08:21, 12 June 2020‎

@Codeingit: First, please remember to sign your posts with ~~~~ as a bot archives the threads based on the timestamps in the threads. I've added an {{unsigned}} signature for you this time. Second, while you can request early wiki closure, the stewards are presently backlogged in requests. Since, as bureaucrat, you have access to Special:ManageWiki on your wiki to change your wiki's status from 'inactive' or 'closed' to 'open', it holds that you can also change its status to 'closed'. By marking it as closed, it will be deleted in accordance with the Dormancy Policy, requiring no immediate action from stewards at this point. If you still wish to accelerate closure for other reason, I'd suggest pinging a steward on Discord or e-mailing stewards[at], replacing [at] with the ampersand (@) character. Dmehus (talk) 16:50, 12 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Well it will take a while for it to be deleted under the Dormancy Policy. A steward should be able to get to it soon normally. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:40, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Codeingit: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:34, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete Yunawiki

Hi everyone. Please delete the Yuna Wiki. We have moved all content in this wiki. --そらたこ (talk) 13:07, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@そらたこ: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:33, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for Switchplayer1

This account is a quacking sock puppet of globally locked Sourav Halder, given their requesting of a wiki with the comment "Personal Wiki" and nothing else [1] which is an exact behavioral match to previous SH socks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 20:24, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done no relation. -- Void Whispers 22:31, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can somebody globally ban this user

M619oha7m13ed wouldn't stop blanking pages in Terrible TV Shows Wiki and when other people tell him not to blank pages, he still does it. And can you check if M204o68ha278m204ed is a sock of M6190ha7m13ed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tarbiz (talkcontribs) 19:34, 13 June 2020

@Tarbiz: Do you have any evidence this user is taking the vandalism cross-wiki? Assuming there are active administrators on Terrible TV Shows Wiki, this wouldn't then need steward involvement. Just issue your warning or sanction, including a local block, in accordance with Terrible TV Shows Wiki's local policies. If the concern is that the two users are related, I would personally just reach out to a steward privately IRC or Discord, citing their similar usernames and other behavioural evidence, privately, and then the steward may decide on appropriate sanctions, which could include blocking account creation from a range of IP addresses, global locking, or other sanctions. Personally, if they created only two users on one wiki, just tag them as suspected (since you can't prove it with IP evidence; you can only rely on behavioural DUCK-like evidence) sockpuppet accounts and block them locally. If it persists with further account creations, then private message a steward. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:42, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Here Dmehus, look at the links
@Tarbiz: I agree that all of that page blanking from both accounts, both using mobile devices, is definitely DUCK-like behaviour, but since it seems to just be targeting both those wikis, on which both are now indefinitely locally blocked, I'm not sure this needs steward involvement. If they go cross-wiki to other wikis, then yes. And, if they start creating more accounts, then we may need to have a steward perform a CheckUser to confirm and, if needed, globally block and tag and/or block of range of IPs. Dmehus (talk) 19:08, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Sockpuppetry that occurs many times is definitely a steward issue. The steward has a tool called CheckUser that they can use to see the IP(s) where the accounts are coming from and then they can block them. -EK📝🌎 19:27, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Examknow: Yeah, I wasn't trying to suggest that it wasn't a steward issue, but rather, was just saying that since it only involved two seemingly closely related wikis and two accounts, that perhaps all that's needed is for a steward to perform a CheckUser and globally lock the sockpuppet account, not the original account, provided the original account holder does not and/or pledges not to create any further accounts for the sole purpose of evading local blocks or sanctions and that any other accounts created should be disclosed (ideally via their global user page). Hope that clarifies. Dmehus (talk) 21:05, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Those listed accounts, as well as ten others, have been confirmed to each other and locked. -- Void Whispers 22:27, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

My private wiki is throwing an error saying "Fatal exception of type MWException" on every page, and is unusable

My wiki link is

I was setting up some user groups, then, after pressing "submit", I begin getting this same error on every page. I can't do anything on the wiki now.

I really need help with this, thanks DaChickenKingboi (talk) 16:36, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Moved from: Community noticeboard
. Dmehus (talk) 17:15, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Community noticeboard was the correct place for this post. Please read FAQ#Who_are_these_people.3F. Stewards have nothing to do with technical business. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:50, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@DaChickenKingboi: Could you perhaps past the entire error that you get? And which pages is it happening on? I tried some and I couldn't see the error. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:50, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123 It started working for me just now. The error is no longer affecting me. DaChickenKingboi (talk) 19:05, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
This was resolved last night by Paladox. -- Void Whispers 20:48, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Global block request for Princess ash fan and their 3 alt accounts

Accounts that they own:

  • Princess ash fan
  • Princess ash433
  • Princess ash is awesome
  • Ashcorn433

these accounts were created on Atrocious YouTubers wiki and were banned due to abusing multiple accounts. Feel free to block the accounts listed above. Agent Joestar (talk) 22:01, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

There are no edits on any of those accounts. Simply having multiple accounts isn't generally an offense we'd globally ban users for. Is there another account that has edits that isn't listed? -- Void Whispers 22:19, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete this wiki that recreated a wiki that was deleted for a reason.

This wiki: is recreating Crummy Scratchers Wiki which we had to delete in order to get unblocked. If the Scratch Team discovers this wiki, then we will never be unblocked. We already had to contact FANDOM to take down a different recreation of Crummy Scratchers Wiki which is now down and this one must be down too. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 16:29, 14 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Pacsonic9000: I'm confused. I'm not seeing you listed on Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat. In order to request early deletion, all bureaucrats, or at least those in the wiki's highest permission category with access to Special:ManageWiki would need to consent to early deletion. What am I missing? Dmehus (talk) 00:54, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Bad Scratch Wiki is related to Crummy Scratchers Wiki, which is deleted, and we need to be unblocked on Scratch, Because we must delete CSW, including Bad Scratch Wiki. If Scratch Team finds this wiki, we will never be unblocked. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 01:11, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter: I get that, but a steward like @Void: will want to see evidence that this deletion request has come from the people in charge of the Bad Scratch Wiki. I'm not seeing you or Pacsonic9000 as bureaucrats. You need to have the Bad Scratch Wiki bureaucrats reach out here, or to a steward on IRC/Discord. Dmehus (talk) 01:21, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
However, since there is only one bureaucrat, and I think will not be active, I will consider a steward on Discord. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 01:24, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Wpetoi was active just today, so for now, I'm going to mark this as not done as a non-steward closure. Dmehus (talk) 02:57, 15 June 2020 (UTC) (Non-steward comment)[reply]
Stewards should review this and I have already asked one too. The wiki probably shouldn't have been created in the first place and there will be an upcoming change to the content policy proposed. @Dmehus: Please slow down and stop getting involved in areas you don't understand. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 06:15, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: When will the upcoming change happen? CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 11:56, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Proposal sometime today so probably within a week or two. Hopefully, we can resolve this soon. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 11:59, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Where can I find the proposal? CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 14:53, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: Ok, I made a proposal on requests for comments. Proposal RfC CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 19:55, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please block a user globally

Please globally block "Ratava12" for violation of the Terms of Service by uploading

Once you've looked at that image, please delete it. We don't want it on the wiki.

--Robkelk (talk) 00:50, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Robkelk: Why do you want this user's account to be globally locked, when they have only contributed to that wiki and no others? Indeed, per Special:CentralAuth/Ratava12, they only have attached accounts on All the Tropes (on which they're indefinitely blocked already), and Login and Meta wikis (required for coordination and logistical purposes and on which they're showing no activity). Do you have evidence of sockpuppetry? Otherwise, I tend to think this is moot/handled locally. Hope that helps.
Edit: How can I unsee that image? Why can't you guys delete that image locally? I'm sure All the Tropes, the busiest wiki on Miraheze, has active local admins, no?
Added comment: On second thought, I guess it couldn't hurt to globally lock the account, with a notification to the user via e-mail and/or their user talk page not to create any accounts to circumvent the block and that they can be unblocked, but only once they've shown they understand our global policies by paraphrasing the key points with respect to the kinds of acceptable content. Dmehus (talk) 00:58, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The request for a global block was because of the violation of Miraheze's Terms of Service. As for not deleting the image, the last time we had something like this happen, we deleted the image before reporting the Terms of Service violation, and were told that there was no evidence that there was a Terms of Service violation. we had to leave the image up until a Steward had seen it. we'll delete it now if you haven't already. --Robkelk (talk) 01:07, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Robkelk: Ah, that makes sense, sort of. Shouldn't a steward be able to see the the deleted revision, though? I'd have to look at the global permissions for stewards, but I assume so. Nonetheless, given the grossness of the image in question and how out of project scope it is for All the Tropes wiki, I'd support a global locking, provided the user is sufficently warned not to try and evade the block and that if they can show evidence they understand the terms of service and fly right, then they may be able to be globally unlocked (though not locally unblocked, of course, as that'd be subject to your local wiki rules). Hope that helps. Thanks for reporting and clarifying! (For clarity, I'm not a steward...just trying to help out by responding to requests that don't need stewards' attention. This does.) Dmehus (talk) 01:16, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Done, by leaving a notice and explanation on the account's Talk page. --Robkelk (talk) 01:26, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Do be sure to delete those kinds of images if you find them, it's best not to keep them around. A report is good enough for me (I've seen this fellow before). -- Void Whispers 01:24, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Void: Deleted and overwritten so that casual editors can't see it. --Robkelk (talk) 01:26, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The account has been globally locked, also note that you may want to place some longer-duration local blocks on those three IP ranges I just globalled, as they are all related to the abuse you've been dealing with recently. -- Void Whispers 01:32, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Robkelk: Sounds good. That notice on the user's talk page was perfect; couldn't be more clear. Great that @Void: actioned this quickly, and also that you've suppressed the deleted revision from normal administrators. Now, if only I can unsee that... Dmehus (talk) 02:53, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Void:, I don't see global blocks on the wiki-specific Blocked users page or the Block log. I give you permission to extend the IP range blocks on All The Tropes to a full year (if they aren't that long already). --Robkelk (talk) 03:00, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Robkelk: I just clicked on that link again to make sure it was deleted, and I still see the thumbnail in the version history. I'm wondering if maybe you've either (a) only deleted the file page or (b) only deleted the file itself? Dmehus (talk) 03:04, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thumbnails don't clear instantly. It seems to be fine so, if not, clear your cache. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 06:24, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Deleted, re-created with the null image, and purged, in that order. Check your local cache. --Robkelk (talk) 11:19, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1 and Robkelk: Okay, fair enough. I've tried purging the server cache three times and clearing my local web history twice for * twice, both the File: page still shows up as does the image file that's hosted on I don't really want to try it again as I really don't want to have to keep seeing that gross image. Could it be a caching problem with Miraheze's content delivery network that should be resolved in the next 24 hours or so? I had a similar problem with the Senate of Canada seating plan image that was hosted on the Wikimedia Commons earlier this year. After a few days, as I recall, it eventually resolved itself, and the newer revision was shown. Dmehus (talk) 15:02, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: This is what I see, as of 15:35 UTC: File:Screengrab - ATT - file pain5jpg 2020-06-15-1535UTC.JPG Unless you haven't cleared your cache for, I don't know why you don't see a black box. --Robkelk (talk) 15:43, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Robkelk: Yeah, that thumbnail from the screenshot is what I see at File:Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction.jpg, but not at the "pain5" one. It seems like it might an intermediary caching issue, between me and It sounds like you've deleted the image and page correctly as you and @RhinosF1: don't see it. RhinosF1 is talking to paladox on IRC, so hopefully we can get it resolved for me (and, potentially, other Canadians). At least for most/nearly all people, it seems to be resolved. Dmehus (talk) 15:55, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Mikeki is not working

When I go to my wiki: , it gives me HTTP 500 Error. Could be one of the extension?

--Mb1209 (talk) 20:07, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed by Paladox. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 20:54, 15 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Global block request for SaintChristmas, AKA Akumu.

I am requesting this because this user (SaintChristmas) made this account specifically to harass me and Kesner (who is an admin on Atrocious YouTubers wiki) for no good reason. Here is proof of him messaging me. Kesner also told me that he couldn't find the message SaintChristmas sent him but it said "You blocked me on Discord after shit talking. I'll give you another chance. Or you want me to make a video mentioning your Brony ass?". If you didn't notice, SaintChristmas is trying to blackmail Kesner into having a VC on Discord with him, or else SaintChristmas will namedrop Kesner in an upcoming video talking about his page and the Kiwi Farms thread and possibly open a window of harrassment towards him. This isn't the first time SaintChristmas/Akumu was found to be harassing people online, as he harassed a 15-year-old artist named Slimurz a couple of months ago on Twitter to the point where she had to private her account (here is proof again). There are other things that SaintChristmas has done (in fact, there's a lot of stuff he did), such as being transphobic and calling Slimurz a dumbass, but it'll make this post very long. Feel free to block this user because I want him to leave Kesner alone.

EDIT: this user also has a sockpuppet account named Akumu. Also feel free to ban that account too

Agent Joestar (talk) 00:24, 17 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The Amazing Scratch Projects Wiki abuse case

I have not seen this case detailed before, so I am going to be bold and bring to the table what I found in the matter.

A few days ago, I stumbled across one of those new "reception wikis", particularly the Bad Scratch Wiki and decided to contribute. Reception wikis like these are everywhere, good or bad.

Soon, I then noticed some suspicious activity on the main page's talk-page. After finding some of the users responsible, it led me to a site known as the Amazing Scratch Projects wiki.

There was also a user, PowerDagger15, who had attempted to vandalise the wiki before being blocked (and later said "Wpetoi is a jerk, he blocked us on that wiki"[2]). I also later learnt that the same user was an administrator on the Amazing Scratch Projects wiki.

Then, some of the users started to I made a blog that told people to not raid the wiki as I had correctly suspected. The same administrator who vandalised this wiki, PowerDagger15, deleted the blog post shortly after it was made (although another admin, WickyHoney, restored it).

I later learned that this was due to a previous wiki, the Crummy Scratchers Wiki, which was reportedly targeting users and somehow caused PowerDagger15 and a few others to be banned from scratch, before the wiki was eventually shut down. To note, the Bad Scratch Wiki is owned and operated by Wpetoi, which was not at all connected to the administration of the Crummy Scratchers Wiki and its creation.

I'll add more to this if relevant. Dibbydib (talk) 08:58, 17 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Bro, are you this angry about your wiki? This wiki should be closed down and you should get off the steward's noticeboard. Plus I regretted what I did. Please convince Wpetoi to close the wiki because the ST will assume its us again. - PowerDagger15
Are you trying to globally block me? - PowerDagger15
I only vandalized the wiki to close it down. In reality I wouldn't do that - PowerDagger15
I only vandalized the wiki to close it down. In reality I wouldn't do that: That's not how that works. Dibbydib (talk) 23:19, 17 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes it does - PowerDagger15

@Dibbydib: Crummy Scratchers Wiki's purpose was never meant to target or attack anyone, and we (mainly me, Pacsonic9000, BlairTheAnimator, and Madelinefan101) deleted any harassment article and blocked anyone that used the wiki to target others. The Scratch Team overreacted and blocked a widespread of users on Scratch merely because they had slight or huge involvement on the wiki, because rumors said the wiki has meant to harass scratchers, even though it's intended purpose was to provide valid criticism. While the wiki could have been seen as exposing, I believe the same applies to Bad Scratch Wiki, because it's public as well. The Scratch Team will most likely believe that this new wiki is also for harassment, even though it may not be. I believe it's best that Bad Scratch Wiki is deleted, and just so you know RacerIIIFury's article was copied from CSW (it's an early version, but still), so that doesn't really help the case of Bad Scratch Wiki. WickyHoney (talk) 17:51, 17 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Sinma15191: I agree with WickyHoney. I think the reason why the Scratch Team accepted the rumors is that the rumors came from extremely popular Scratchers.

we unchecked inactive but our wiki is still marked as inactive we unchecked inactive but it's still marked as inactive ~aqua ArcticCircleSystem (talk) 19:22, 17 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@John: Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:45, 18 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@ArcticCircleSystem: This seems to have resolved itself (I don't know if a sysadmin touched anything), but please let us know if this occurs again, or you have any other problems. -- Void Whispers 01:50, 21 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please grant permission

An unexplained bug currently prevents you from logging in as an authorized account (see). We are currently requesting recovery, but until then, please grant "sysop" and "管理監督官" permissions on the local wiki (Military Wiki). The current webmaster (管理監督官) is the same person as me.--Akashi Yukitsukaze (talk) 14:05, 18 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

The above account is the same person as me. Currently I can't login to MilitaryWiki with this account, so I will manage it with the above account instead.--雪津風明石 (talk) 14:07, 18 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I'm sorry, I'm back. Sorry to bother you.--雪津風明石 (talk) 02:35, 19 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]


hi can you please merge all my accounts on my Ip into my cocopuff2018 account But Dont merge Banana Account leave that one?---Cocopuff2018

Can you send me an email to confirm some of this? I want to make sure this is handled properly, and I don't want to disclose anything private here. -- Void Whispers 01:52, 21 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Spam-only accounts that need locking

On Rotten Websites Wiki, a bunch of spam accounts keep on arriving and creating spam pages. Here's the link to the spam-only accounts (it's only the first nine accounts listed):

Please lock their accounts along with any other potential sockpuppets. --Seewater514 (talk) 15:12, 19 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for the report, all 9 accounts have been locked for spam. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:46, 19 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Inactivity exemption for Industrial Robotics & Automation (

Hello. I would like to request an exception to the dormancy/inactive policy for Industrial Robotics & Automation ( This wiki is set up as a free open alternative for the very expensive textbooks for the classes I teach, to save the students from having to purchase one. The classes sometimes run every other semester and may not need editing when the class is not in session. I do not wish to lose the work I have put into it while I focus my efforts into other courses between the robotics courses. Mike138 (talk) 20:13, 19 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed section, will look shortly. -- Void Whispers 22:41, 19 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Waiting on my Wiki for 2 days

Hey, I've just been waiting on my new wiki for a while. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aerysaegis (talkcontribs) 15:55, 20 June 2020‎ (UTC)[reply]

Hi, sorry for the delay in handling the requests, we've been rather bogged down with a set of serious matters. I'll go ahead and clear out a bunch of the outstanding requests now. -- Void Whispers 01:30, 21 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Aerysaegis: Once again, sorry for the delay, most outstanding requests (including yours) have been handled. -- Void Whispers 01:49, 21 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Restore the negative Scratch Reception Wikis

I know the wikis were deleted due to a flame war started by Life_Tutor. In case you know, here are the links to the wikis' main page:

Crummy Scratchers Wiki:

Crappy Scratch Projects Wiki:

Vapid Scratch Studios Wiki:

Reverse Crummy Scratchers Wiki:
If those wikis get restored, then the RCSPW and RVSSW wikis will be created.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinma15191 (talkcontribs) 17:28, 20 June 2020‎ (UTC)[reply]

@Sinma15191:Are you trying to get us blocked again? Do not let the stewards restore them

A problem with spammers on RWW

Recently on Rotten Websites Wiki, spam-only accounts are constantly being created, even after multiple have been globally locked. Is there anything that can be done to prevent these accounts from coming back? --Seewater514 (talk) 19:59, 22 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I'm doing what I can right now, I have an idea for an abuse filter or a modification to an existing one, but for now, the best option we have is to continue locking the accounts and banning their ISP globally. -- Void Whispers 21:32, 23 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
What I find out about spambots is that they evade their ban non-stop and that the one who keeps spamming usernames that are health related needs to be contacted for sure Hookuai (talk) 06:16, 27 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can't access wiki that was created for me -

Hey there, I had an wiki created, but never used it. I tried to use it now, but it doesn't seem to exist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperJimmyRustles (talkcontribs) 15:10, 22 June 2020

@SuperJimmyRustles:, per the Dormancy Policy, wikis that are inactive for so long, without any log actions or edits, are marked as inactive. After a further period, they are marked as closed, and it's it as this stage they are eligible for adoption. If no one requests to adopt a wiki or the stewards don't otherwise allow it to be adopted, wikis are eventually purged from the system. I have checked with a steward, @Void:, who confirmed that this does appear to be the case as neither of us saw this wiki in the Special:WikiDiscover special page. You can request to have your wiki recreated, and it's possible Miraheze may still have a backup of your database. Void said to check with @Reception123: or another system administrator to see if there's still a backup of your database. I've gone ahead and {{ping}}ed Reception123 to this thread, to see if he can check if there's a backup, should you wish your wiki be recreated. Also, I have gone ahead and added and added an {{unsigned}} signature for you—please try and sign all your posts with ~~~~ as a bot archives threads according to the timestamps. Also, it's nice for us to put a name to a question. ;-) Dmehus (talk) 22:40, 22 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus Thanks for the quick response. There was nothing really that needed to be backed up, and I never put anything in there. I was thinking of migrating the stuff from wikidot over. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperJimmyRustles (talkcontribs) 15:52, 22 June 2020
@SuperJimmyRustles: Oh, okay, no problem then. You should be able to just go the Main Page and create a new wiki, either with the previous hostname or a new hostname—your choice! Also, thanks for signing your reply, but I had to fix it as you included <nowiki></nowiki> around your comment, so the tildes weren't converted to your signature. ;-) Dmehus (talk) 23:20, 22 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

About my gmail settings

I need to use another person's email for supervision, but I don't want someone emailing my mom but they are trying to email me. Is there any way I can block emails from non-stewards? — Preceding unsigned comment added by PowerDagger15 (talkcontribs)

@PowerDagger15: You can disable emails in preferences by disabling "Allow other users to email me" Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:31, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I requested a user rename but it has been 2 days and no response...

Title. I also checked my email but there was nothing other than the watchlist. --Just Amelia (talk) 07:23, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done by Void. --MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:49, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy exemptions request

This wiki will be provided as a translation platform (with a translation editor) for a JavaScript-based MediaWiki open source plug-in.
For the trnaslation editor, see: here
For the translation code storaged on the wiki, see here
P.S For the open source plug-in, see: here

Thank you. 机智的小鱼君 (talk) 21:24, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Username violation

The user SilviaGunner is a clear violation of a popular youtuber of a Similar similar name so would be fine to lock this user for a name violation?Μπέλα2006 (talk) 15:46, 26 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Μπέλα2006: In my interpretation of the Username Policy the impersonation clause is implied to pertain to other wiki users, not to anyone in the world so I would not say action is needed in my view. Though Stewards have the final word. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:58, 26 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

A pair of trolls

GBManIsBackForGood and Stephenfisher2002 are vandalism-only accounts. Please lock their accounts when one of you sees this. --Seewater514 (talk) 22:19, 27 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done by Void.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:52, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I Would Like to Delete a Wiki

Hi There I would Like to Request to Delete a Wiki Called Bad Scratch Wiki-----> . Its Owner Is Wpetoi For That Wiki-------> . I Want it to Be Deleted Because My Discord Friends Has Gotten Banned From Scratch Due to CSW But Wpetoi Created a Crummy Scratch Wiki Called Bad Scratch Wiki Which Could extend My Scratch Discord Friend Bans. The Scratch Account Bans That Are Affected are TPRisesAgain, WickyHoney, KawaiiJotaro2008, abualrob, MESYETI, PerryTheChiweenie, BobRocks20, pacsonic, sega_cat, SnoodleIsOnScratch, SKMedia Projects, Theblazemaster4,and MadelineFan101. Note: My Discord Scratch Friend Name is CircleyDoesExtracter. He has not Gotten Banned on Discord He and the Rest Of Scratchers May or May Not Have Discord Accounts That Are Not Banned. Codeingit 6/28/2020 9:42 AM EDT

Could someone close this wiki? This wiki. Could someone close this wiki down? I fear that it could become a Crappy Games Wiki knock-off. - Qubodude225

Give me back admin rights on a wiki that i founded

I FUBARed a few of my wiki's pages—now what?

my wiki

a page I FUBARed

So I'm a rank amatuer trying to create namespaces.

  • I click, Manage this wiki's namespaces.
  • Next I click a few boxes I think would work.
  • Talk page tab? Do I do anything there? I don't know.
  • I submit it.
  • and it generally works.
  • Today, however, I try to move stuff to the new namespace.
  • It seems to work, but it creates redirects.
  • I try to delete them.
  • Then maybe a few other clicks and I'm mess a few pages up.

I re-create a few pages based on stuff I saved, but really, I should learn how to fix my errors, maybe restore content, and avoid making these kind of mistakes.

Hence I'm here requesting help and some edumacation.

Thanks in advance. DMBFFF (talk) 23:28, 28 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Exception dormancy policy

Hi Stewards,

I'm the (only) bureucrat of Vaccabolario wiki ( asking it to be exempt by your Dormancy Policy for two reasons: first and most important, being a Dictionary, its contributions will happen as soon as I'll have materials to add so, apart the very first definitions' population, it will happen rarely enough to trigger the Dormancy Policy for sure (but, as you know, a Dictionary's first reason to be is to be read, not too much to be written). The second, lesser reason is, being nearly all text, it will take very little room on your storage, so not harming your servers' structure at all. I'm also learning wiki definitions, how to create wiki pages, templates, etc. so it takes time. Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ElweThor (talkcontribs)

Request global lock for two abuse only accounts

Please set global lock for 女子 and 姉妹. These are abuse only accounts across several wikis. --そらたこ (talk) 07:55, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Add one sock. --そらたこ (talk) 09:02, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Hi I want to use check user tools in my wiki.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rock (talkcontribs)

Hey @Rock: The only way for you to become a CU of your wiki is to become a Steward, and you will have to show global contributions (especially on meta) to make your request successful.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:13, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please Close

I Founded that wiki, and other admins demoted me because they though a rule i put was unfair, i tried getting admin rights back so i could close the wiki, however the admins still have not made me admin again, which i need to close the wiki, so please close it ScratchCoder (talk) 14:56, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Again, don't ignore the full picture. You kept demoting Inkster for a poor reason, and you established an unfair rule. You also edit-war with other people, instead of talking it out. You did all of those things and that's why you were demoted. Don't forget the whole picture. You will be promoted again in a month if you behave better. WickyHoney (talk) 16:56, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
You are using the "Demoted a user" as an excuse, i stopped demoting the user even before i was demoted, and the user broke multiple rules, not just one. im requesting the wiki to be deleted as the point of it was to be against abusive admins, however there are abusive admins, it is my fault, i should have watched who got premoted more carefully, but now that there are abusive admins on a wiki that is meant to stop abusive admins, i think it should just be closed altogether, plus i wont even be active on miraheze soon, which i said on my profile. ScratchCoder (talk) 20:08, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: This is why, if I had a wiki, I would establish a founder role, and policies around that, that could not be removed by anyone but me alone. I would create a role similar to the Consul on Public Test Wiki that would have access to Special:ManageWiki and essentially the same rights as the "founder," with one important exception, they could not remove or change anything to do with the "founder" user group. This is a good reason for thinking your local user groups and developing a local policy, to ensure these sort of usurpations don't happen. That being said, we certainly have many wikis that overlap, significantly, with the scope of other wikis, so perhaps you could formalize a plan to develop a new wiki, similar in scope but different in name. Articulate it well, clearly, and sufficiently thoroughly, and it should be approved. Dmehus (talk) 21:23, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I actually might do that if i get admin rights back, thanks. ScratchCoder (talk) 21:26, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
As far as your dispute goes about getting your rights back, I know that stewards do have some authority over local wikis, but I generally think it would be limited to, but not usurping, assessing whether your rights were removed in a manner consistent with the local practices on that wiki. I would think their role here would be to examine the history, seeing whether local policies were followed by both parties (including yourself), and trying to come to a mediated resolution. In any event, I would think the best outcome here would be for a steward to play the role of mediator as it obviously seems like a heated situation between both parties, who seem like constructive contributors. Going to {{ping}} @Void: here to look into and see to what extent they can assist both sides here. Dmehus (talk) 21:35, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Yet another troll

The Autistic Balto is a vandalism-only account. Please lock their account when one of you guys sees this. —Seewater514 (talk) 15:16, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Could someone block this user?

His name is tntexplosionis321. He won't stop cyberbulling (and sending death threats to) a user named Nguyễn Trí Nguyên all because he criticized him. Can you also block his IP address too? ~ Qubodude225 (Madelinefan101)


Hey, I request per the policy the removal of rights from these users:

  • User:Guy vandegrift - Wiki Creator, totally inactive since 2018
  • User:ChipWolf - Wiki Creator, last edit in January 2020, number of created wikis is 0!
  • User:Eduaddad - Wiki Creator, inactive since November 2019, number of created wikis is 7

+ Can be removed 'translator' user group, please? See this link for more info. Thanks,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 17:35, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@MrJaroslavik: I'd Symbol support vote.svg Support that. They can reapply for rights should they return and, hopefully, the community will reasonably strongly support re-adding rights at that time. I'm wondering if @RhinosF1:'s @RF1 Bot: could be adapted to remove rights based on a steward-protected page here on Meta of inactive users in a similar way that it does over on Public Test Wiki? Dmehus (talk) 21:14, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Add Founder user right to CircleyDoesExtracter in Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki

So I made a user right called Founder on Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki, and I can't promote myself to founder. Since I'm the founder of Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki, can you fix it? You can add user right founder to me, since I founded Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki. Thanks. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 21:37, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]