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Stewards' noticeboard

This page is only for matters that need Stewards' attention.
Here you can:

  • Ask a steward to block/lock disruptive users
  • Bring up matters that should be handled by stewards

If in doubt, please try Community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward

If you would like to:

Please remember to:

  • Sign your request using ~~~~
  • Stay respectful
  • Give us enough details regarding your problem
To add your request, type in a title and click the "Add Topic" button below.


A problem over at Great Characters Wiki

Angrybirdsfan2005: It appears that someone can't write a blog due to a problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze (talkcontribs)

Hiding the "from *wikiname*" text

Title says it all... how can I hide that? I'm pretty sure it's possible, but I haven't found much in the settings.FraazT0 (talk) 22:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Could you please elaborate on the issue? Examknow (talk) 21:38, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
@FraazT0: I know how to fix it. Could you please give me interface admin on your wiki so I can fix the issue? Examknow (talk) 21:44, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
@FraazT0:Also next time please post this request under the Community noticeboard as it is not an issue that the steward needs to fix. Examknowtalkcontribs 22:55, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
X mark.png Not Done Unless you can give me edit interface rights I cannot help you. Examknowtalkcontribs 20:01, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: Whoops, sorry, I've been away these days. Void's solution worked anyways, so that works I guess. --FraazT0 (talk) 18:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Issue can be simply fixed by blanking the page MediaWiki:Tagline, or by adding #siteSub { display:none; } to MediaWiki:Common.css. Do be aware that either solution will take time to update and become visible (or in this case, become hidden). -- Void Whispers 21:11, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Removed managewiki permission by mistake

Please reinstate it to Special:ManageWiki/permissions/bureaucrat - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 20:25, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 20:45, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

No authority is assigned

BC permission is not allocated in the wiki I requested ( Please grant it as soon as possible.--辞書城主 (talk) 05:07, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 15:01, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (20)

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/Rum e pera temp needs to be merged into his original account, Special:CentralAuth/Rum e pera. Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 09:45, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

The user says he can't login.--Wedhro (talk) 13:42, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Wedhro: Is he getting a specific error when trying to log in? Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:22, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@開拓者 and Reception123: When merging the user, the credentials originally belonging to the final account are only ones that can be used to log in. As the original accounts are more like "placeholder" accounts, they can't be logged into. Therefore, in this situation, the original account needs to be merged into the temporary account, and the temporary account then needs to be renamed to have the name of the original account. -- Void Whispers 17:02, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Void: OK, thanks for your tips.
@Wedhro: Could you ask the user to re-create his/her temp account so that the process goes successfully?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 17:10, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Void: Done. The new temporary account is Special:CentralAuth/Rum e pera 2.--Wedhro (talk) 05:10, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@Wedhro: I have merged the account into Rum e pera 2, but cannot rename it because the rename is still in progress. Please wait until it's done.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:15, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@開拓者: Actually, as I asked above, the temporary account was supposed to be merged into "Rum e pera", not the opposite.--Wedhro (talk) 07:03, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Oops, I probably misunderstood.--Wedhro (talk) 07:05, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Two more users asked to get their accounts back by merging temp accounts into the old ones:

--Wedhro (talk) 12:11, 1 September 2019 (UTC)


So, right now there's 4 users waiting to get their accounts back, just as a reminder.--Wedhro (talk) 07:26, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Void: Can I get an update on this 4 users? (Rum e pera, Fulmin, R-Phoenix and GiusXP)--Wedhro (talk) 06:21, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Please see Special:GlobalRenameProgress for current progress. Somehow the renaming of Rum e pera hasn't finished yet - and maybe it's an issue that should be dealt through phab:.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:21, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
All are now done. -- Void Whispers 23:19, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Requires Check user right

Hello I am Shaunak Chakraborty [1]. I am facing many sock users doing vandalism in my wiki. I request you to give me the Check user permission so that I can find and block the sock users. There are many language versions of Gyaanipedia wikis so if I do it on my own then it will take a less time. Please help me. Thanking you. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

Please can you give examples of the abuse, I have also responded to you at the pioneers talk page. Please can you read that as soon as possible. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      offline) 09:32, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
One of the abuse is as follows [2]. According to the account creation and behavior of these accounts it might be sock users, adding false information. I had already blocked these accounts. But for future I need to block accounts with proof. So I request to have the Check user right. Thanking you. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
Thanks, a steward will look soon. Please can you read the note I left you here as it's quite important. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      offline) 09:49, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
I have checked the accounts in question, and Noobmaster69 and CB100T seems to be identical. However, Loca seems to be unrelated from a purely technical point of view.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 01:07, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Please give me Check user right on my wiki so that I can do it in future on my own. Thanking you. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
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.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:24, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
I have more than 2000 global edits. Can you please tell me the minimum amount of edits in Meta. To become a Steward Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
@Shaunak Chakraborty: I would strongly Support on giving the user check user and oversight rights. Yes, I would agree that users to work on themselves and not let stewards interfere. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 22:53, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
There's no minimum number - what you need is to gain trust.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:42, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Can wikis be deleted without creators permission?

Can a wiki be deleted without the permission of the person who created the wiki? I recently submitted a request for a wiki here and I just want to ask to make sure I know all the rules and stuff to prevent my wiki from being deleted if it gets approved. ARZ100123 (talk) 01:29, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@ARZ100123: Read Dormancy Policy, what you intend to do on your wiki request "for anyone to add there opinions or anyone else", is relevant to games project? SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:45, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Wikis could be deleted if inactive for a long time per Dormancy Policy, and it can also be deleted manually in some cases (ex. founder request, severe global policy violation), but manual deletion can be only done by those who have permissions to access restricted functions of ManageWiki (meaning, generally speaking, local crats cannot). If you want to make your wiki exempted from deletion, you can make a request following the policy above.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:02, 12 September 2019 (UTC)