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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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Somebody ban this anonymous user So there's this user named and he's trying to defame me by saying that I'm a bad person and I'm a liar but I'm exposing the truth. He also wished me going to a military school about my behavior and he called me a "whiteknight" to a certain user when I'm not because I'm one of his friends. And I'm trying to ignore him so he won't stop baselessly insulting me. Not only that but he forces Con27 to block users. -Hookuai (talk) 09:02, 3 July 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]

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]

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]

For instance, how do I turn, Special:Badtitle/NS3007:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox‎
back into
FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox? DMBFFF (talk) 10:07, 30 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I also asked MedaiWiki here: Topic on Project:Support desk (my topic)

Their reply:

if you know the numeric page id, often you can use the curid parameter (but that doesnt seem to work in your case) or the api using page id parameters.

Otherwise you need miraheze to run cleanupTitles.php DMBFFF (talk) 04:52, 3 July 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. ElweThor (talk) 08:17, 3 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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]
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 23:52, 29 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Void: These two acc not yet locked. The two IP addresses seem to be blocked. Is there any reason why you did not lock these accounts? --そらたこ (talk) 08:16, 30 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Whoops, mistake on my part. Fixed -- Void Whispers 14:28, 30 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]

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 23:52, 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]
The bit that does the removal easily could be. It just takes a list and iterates through it changing the rights as set in the json. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 07:33, 30 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]

Nevermind. I did it myself. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 15:54, 30 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@CircleyDoesExtracter: I figured it should be possible. For clarity, did you amend, temporarily, in Special:ManageWiki the ability for your bureaucrat user group to add the founder user group to an account, and then, when that's done, remove their ability to add or remove the founder user group? You will also want to make sure that, if your bureaucrats have the ability to edit Special:ManageWiki settings, that their permission to change the founder user group is disallowed and limited only to the founder group. @Void and RhinosF1:, can either of you think of anything else CircleyDoesExtracter should do to prevent losing this user group in the future? Dmehus (talk) 16:08, 30 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I did it. Thank you. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 17:28, 30 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Files on a wiki are blurry

For some reason, most files in my wiki are blurry. Why's that? - PowerDagger15 18:58, 29 June 2020

Here's another troll that needs locking

Adolfhitlerfan2009 is a vandal in addition to having a very unacceptable name. When one of you sees this, please lock their account along with any sockpupets they potentially made. --Seewater514 (talk) 18:49, 1 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

SoloPatriot7890 (talk) 20:03, 1 July 2020 (UTC) Must have reported a crapload of trolls.[reply]

Request for Deletion

I noticed the Content Policy got changed, so I am now requesting that Bad Scratch Wiki be deleted, as it contains un-sourced information and insults. WickyHoney (talk) 19:50, 3 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Void, John, and 開拓者: Ping in hopes for imminent action. WickyHoney (talk) 08:05, 4 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please lock and global block this user

Wpetoi founded Bad Scratch Wiki and it is causing us to get our blocks extended. This guy also made fun of CircleyDoesExtracter's depression and doesn't care about anyone except himself. He also advertised his wiki on Reddit with ego and advertised his other CSW-ripoff (Stupid Scratchers Wiki) on FANDOM, which FANDOM staff closed. Also on fandom he sent a lot of death threats to people on their message board and asked the Numberblocks wiki to kill Pacsonic9000 and WickyHoney, which got him globally blocked on FANDOM, and he should be globally blocked here too. - PowerDagger15 (talk) 00:09 (UTC) WickyHoney (talk) 21:36, 4 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Someone must ban this IP address.

This IP address called "" is insulting my friends by adding articles to Bad Scratch Wiki and is very harsh. The bad scratch wiki is also breaking the content policy because the articles are insulting the scratchers. So I think this IP address should be considered banned. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 23:11, 4 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Can I be the new owner of Abysmal Roblox Games Wiki? I am the only active admin and the wiki will close within a month or so.


Problem with infoboxes and templates

Hello, here my problem: I don't know how to work my models and infoboxes. I haven't been able to create any, even by copying and pasting code. Help me out, thank you.