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

On Stewards' noticeboard (this page), you can:

  • Request a steward or Global Sysop to 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
  • Report a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • Report a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per user accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • Request additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a steward, such as local interwiki administrator
  • Request a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • Request a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki
  • Report 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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Global lock request for Buytruefollowers and other spam-bots on the ipolywiki and/or other inactive wikis..

It is an apparent spam-bot as seen here, and there might be other spam-bots on there, and/or other inactive wikis like the ones on the Mad Gender Science Wiki. (Yes, that wiki again also.) I hope my report isn't much of a bother to you Stewards and/or Global Sysops if you are reading this message from me to you. Please have a look into this when you have time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:29, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Hopefully, someone will answer. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:03, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Two spambots locked. There's definitely some dictionary-based mass account creations occurring on that wiki; however, as edit privileges are disabled to non-privileged users, they're mostly harmless, notwithstanding the ability for them to still edit their social profiles, which is another knock against that extension, to be honest. I had a quick look and didn't see too many spam only accounts that actually edited their user profiles. Nevertheless, there is some further investigating that could be done here to effect additional preventative measures, so I'll try and come back to this later. However, for now, I'm going to consider this request Yes check.svg completed, so that the bot can archive it in accordance with the specifications. Thank you for your report. Dmehus (talk) 06:30, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Globally lock this user

Can you globally block Larryding since he has left several spam comments about time travel on multiple wikis, and has been blocked several times. He also commented death threats on Terrible TV Shows Wiki (which have been deleted), he was blocked for edit warring on Rotten Websites Wiki (though that block has expired), and he has continued to bug me about said things, he claims that “I can’t tell him what to do” after I said that users are getting annoyed with his spam comments. As you can see by his global account contributions he is currently blocked on Awful Movies Wiki and Great Characters Wiki, and he has also been blocked in the past on Terrible TV Shows Wiki for sending death threats, Best TV Shows Wiki for his continuous spam comments, and as I mentioned above, he was blocked for a while on Rotten Websites Wiki for edit warring. So can you globally lock him because I think his behavior warrants a global lock. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:46, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Here are links for proof:
As can be seen in the block logs, his behavior is quite disruptive and warrants a global lock. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:05, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 Thank you for your good-faith note to Stewards to look at the user's edits. When you say "spam comments," I think there's perhaps a misunderstanding, as spam in a global context implies that a user account is posting or attempting to post, exclusively, external links to commercial websites selling various products or servers, or is in some other way attempting to hawk commercial products or services. I haven't seen any evidence the user is either (a) a spam only account, (b) a vandalism only account, or (c) an account that has in some way violated our global policies. As long Larryding doesn't attempt to use additional accounts to circumvent the local blocks that have been in place, there's no need for any global action here. Dmehus (talk) 23:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
By “spam” I meant off-topic. I think he has violated the Code of Conduct though, which says death threats and harassment are not allowed. This is more of a Code of Conduct issue than a spam/vandalism only account issue. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:18, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 Can you link to the specific harassment and potential Code of Conduct issues (i.e., diffs), so I can take a look at it through that lens and with that context? Dmehus (talk) 23:34, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
He made death threats in some article comments on Terrible TV Shows Wiki, though it seems the comments were deleted. He has also left these off-topic comments on multiple pages, and I think the comments have been deleted. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:04, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Here is his comments log on Terrible TV Shows Wiki: https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=comments&user=Larryding&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=
He made some death threats there as can be seen there. Here are the comments logs from the other two wikis I mentioned:
https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=comments&user=Larryding&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter= (Best TV Shows Wiki)
https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=comments&user=Larryding&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter= (Awful Movies Wiki) Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:08, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
As can be seen there, he has left several repetitive comments and his behavior is disruptive. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:10, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Well, yes, some of the comments are inappropriate, but looking at the context in which those comments you referenced were made in poor taste based on the user being upset with some aspect of the celebrity's work. Perhaps all that's needed here is just a reminder for Larryding to try and keep their cool during particularly passionate or heated discussions. Dmehus (talk) 03:08, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Though me and several other users have told him to stop but he hasn’t listened. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:47, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Update: Larryding actually admitted to sockpuppetry, if you look at his global contributions page he is blocked on many wikis now and one of the block summaries actually has a link to where he admitted it. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:10, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Also here is one of the sockpuppets he admitted to using in that topic (which has been deleted, but as a steward you can probably still view it): Call of duty lord, and in Call of duty lord’s global account you can see that he is blocked on almost every wiki he has been to. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:13, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 We're aware, and have seen the post you're referring to, but we haven't seen (a) where the user has apparently violated local policies and, crucially, (b) where the user has contravened user accounts policy. Dmehus (talk) 20:15, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
It was to evade a block on another wiki. Here is where he admitted to sockpuppeting: https://crappygames.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:W4zn93rtnw5iybvd&topic_showPostId=w4zwl7w3voctd3ag#flow-post-w4zwl7w3voctd3ag
This link is posted in most of the block logs, and even though it is deleted, as a steward you can probably view it. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:20, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
The post is apparently restored. But Call of duty lord does admit to being a sockpuppet of Larryding. Two other users have been suspected of also being sockpuppets of Larryding who are blocked on many of the wikis: Masterblaster and Countdieselbrain Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:24, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 Yes, but the issue is Larryding hasn't used their Call of duty lord on a wiki where the former was blocked. Originally, Larryding was only blocked on one wiki, then pile-on local blocks occurred despite the user never having contributed to those wikis. So, other than on the one local wiki where blocked originally, Larryding's not violated any local wiki policies. Similarly, they have not violated user accounts policy as they've not edited on any wiki where blocked, other than Crappy Games Wiki and that was to confirm their account, which is a good-faith common sense exception here. So, I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg no action needed. Dmehus (talk) 20:26, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:27, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

I would wish to be a Local Interwiki Administrator on the Memes Wiki.

I wish to have Interwiki Administrator perms on my wiki, but as it is new, there is nobody to vote for me. WikiJS 20:35, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

WikiJS Please create a local election page similar to this local election page, and return to this noticeboard when your election has concluded. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 20:41, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
How long would the election last for? WikiJS 20:50, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Typically between 5-7 calendar days. Dmehus (talk) 20:52, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
WikiJS Bear in mind, though, looking at your global contributions, you don't appear to yet meet either the local or global editing contribution requirement for local interwiki-admin. So, you'd need to either (a) have at least 500 edits on the wiki where requested or (b) 1,000 edits globally. In the interim, you can always ask at community noticeboard for an interwiki administrator or steward to add any interwiki prefixes you require immediately. Dmehus (talk) 20:57, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh alright. Thanks for pointing that out. WikiJS 20:58, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 20:59, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Could you give me a wikitext template for an election? If not that's fine. WikiJS 20:57, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
There's no local election template. It doesn't have to be fancy, but see my comment above. Dmehus (talk) 20:58, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
To start an election copy the local election page from here, you have to add a few templates like Support and Oppose and remove the countdown to simplify the election page. Include the election page into the main page, greetings LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 14:35, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Username usurpation request

Hey, could I usurp the username "Elli" (is my username on WMF Wikis and some others). The user "Elli" here has made zero edits since their account was registered on any wiki. Thanks! 0xElli (talk) 10:10, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

0xElli Looking at the global accounts for the user in question, it looks like no Meta or Loginwiki accounts were created; however, the account is a global account. Nevertheless, our usual practice is for the requesting user to post a message on the user in question's Meta user talk page, so I will reach out to a system administrator, likely Reception123, to see if he can run a maintenance script that will attach Elli's account to Meta wiki so you can post your message. After a period of typically 2-4 weeks time, you would just return to stewards' noticeboard, replying to this thread or linking to the archive thread and starting a new thread if it's already been archived, so that a Steward can process your request. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:41, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Please ping me when I can leave them the message, then I'll do that and check back here in a few weeks. 0xElli (talk) 09:18, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
0xElli You can now leave a message on Elli's Meta user talk page. Referenced Phabricator ticket #T6951. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Left a comment at their talk. Thanks for your help! 0xElli (talk) 07:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 07:19, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Wiki deletion request

Hi, Since I decided to abandon the project is it possible to delete the related wiki (kaia.miraheze.org)? Thanks in advance. Etfs95c (talk) 15:46, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Etfs95c Though we normally prefer for wikis to be deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy, as I can see your wiki only four content pages together with the default Main Page and because you were the only recently active contributor to the wiki and the only substantial contributor to the wiki, the wiki has now been marked as Yes check.svg deleted and will be dropped from the servers the next time Site Reliability Engineering runs the applicable maintenance script. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:53, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Wiki family centralized file sharing and uploads

I would like to have pornwiki.miraheze.org set up to use pornwikifiles.miraheze.org as a media repository, for centralized file sharing and uploads. I would like 'Upload file' link of pornwiki.miraheze.org to redirect to 'Upload file' of pornwikifiles.miraheze.org. Thanks. Gil Borlin (talk) 20:14, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Gil Borlin Yes check.svg Done. Please let me us know if you should need anything further, such as interwiki prefixes added to each of your two wikis' local interwiki tables. Also, it should be noted that any files uploaded to pornwikiwiki prior to this change remain within that wiki's database. Upon checking, it appears that is only your wiki's favicon and logo. All new files uploaded will be uploaded to pornwikifileswiki, though. Dmehus (talk) 21:11, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you very much, that's about it for now. The only remaining thing is a redirect issue from pornwiki.org to en.pornwiki.org which I commented about on T6940. Gil Borlin (talk) 19:02, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, okay, great. Was pornwiki.org always redirecting, or was it just www.pornwiki.org? In any case, yeah, that should be easily resolved on Phabricator. Dmehus (talk) 19:03, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, both pornwiki.org and www.pornwiki.org were used to reach pornwiki.miraheze.org. Gil Borlin (talk) 19:32, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Name changing

Can you change my name into "Zes M Young"? Thanks.

By the way,how to change the blank on the left of my wiki? Zespri (talk) 14:23, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Zespri Hi. Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest in order to request changing your username. I'm also not quite sure what you mean by "the blank on the left of [your] wiki"? Could you please clarify that? Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:32, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Can you Avoid My Wiki To Get Closed

Can you please left The TLS Wiki Open 65.131.117.97 02:02, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm not sure which wiki you're referring to, but if it's tlswiki, please login to your account, and go into Special:ManageWiki on your wiki and uncheck the inactive box. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:22, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

I am quitting Miraheze and I want my account globaled.

I will be moving to Fandom so I can work on my pages without the stress of the biased reception wikis deleting my work for no reason... Landslider (talk) 00:07, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Landslider Sure, I can process this request for you, if you're certain this is the outcome you prefer. However, I'd like to understand what the underlying reason(s) are here for your wanting to leave Miraheze (i.e., if you are being harassed by other users, that would be something that would be of interest to me and other Stewards). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:36, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Basically a user named DarkMatterMan4500 falsely blocked me for being a user that I don't even know because the way I was editing the pages, I went out mad on my talk page on Crappy Games Wiki because I was pissed off that he falsely accused me of being a user I never knew and he also might delete my pages I spent hours working on. So yes please, global my account I hate it when the reception wikis became worse when the new moderators came in and lost the old ones that made the reception wikis good. Good luck out there man. :) Landslider (talk) 00:49, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Landslider I have noticed a tendency for DarkMatterMan4500 to ask many Reception wiki users on their wiki if the user has additional accounts on Miraheze, and I have spoken to them about that. I think we would do well to have a larger conversation with the Reception wiki administrators regarding civility and remembering to assume good faith. Nevertheless, since you've reiterated a request for a self-requested lock, please consider this Yes check.svg done. You can e-mail Stewards at stewards at miraheze.org should you desire to return to Miraheze. Dmehus (talk) 02:03, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Spam accounts?

On terribletvshows.miraheze.org, I found this user: User:Glebbus2002hkso

who claims they're User:GinaGiovanniello2001 who's apparently indefinitely blocked from there.

I've opened a new discussion since the old one appears to have ended.

Should the user be globally blocked/locked here? --KingstonuHull-h1986 (talk) 10:23, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Contributions list --KingstonuHull-h1986 (talk) 10:24, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
Should the user block first on that wiki and then see what happens? Global locking is a very big measure considering that it seems that that user is just a traditional vandal on one wiki and that is exactly what only happens on a particular wiki - for example external links to other user talk pages are spambots and should be locked globally immediately. Anton (talk) 11:01, 14 March 2021 (UTC)
KingstonuHull-h1986 Thank you for your report. While not what we'd consider a spam only account, Glebbus2002hkso has been Yes check.svg locked as a vandalism only account. Dmehus (talk) 15:13, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Locks

Special:AbuseLog again displays the same spambots that make external links to other talk pages. Could lock these: Special:CentralAuth/ElizabetCoughlin, Special:CentralAuth/WilliemaeX16, Special:CentralAuth/XavierWinsor, Special:CentralAuth/VeronicaBernacch and Special:CentralAuth/ClairBeer4268. Where exactly do these come from now? --Anton (talk) 10:58, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

502 Bad Gateway errors on wiki

I keep getting the 502 Bad Gateway error any time I try to log in to my wiki, I've tried everything in hopes of fixing it but it keeps giving me the 502 Bad Gateway error, I've tried restarting my computer, logging in on a different device, using a different web browser, signing out and back in to my Google account, deleting my browser history and cookies history but nothing works, all I get is the 502 bad error. And I can't make a my second account an administrator if I can't log into my main account. Please help fix this problem! The odd thing is is that this only happens to that account on my wiki. So I'm not looking to have another wiki, I just want this problem to be fixed as soon as possible. Sirlance3000 (talk) 03:25, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Sirlance3000 If you're getting 502 Bad Gateway errors, this is likely a server-side issue, so would best be resolved on Phabricator. Can you visit Phabricator, register an account, and login using your Miraheze Meta Wiki login? Prioritize your task as high, and system administrators will look into this for you. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:05, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sirlance3000: I have done this yesterday already Phabricator (phab:T6966) task but works for me now as normal. --Anton (talk) 09:00, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Can't log into my account

As of now, I can't log into my account for some reason, I keep getting this error: "There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Please resubmit the form." I tried resetting my password, but that didn't work. I'm so confused. HELP!!! My username is Myuacc1, and my email is (Redacted);[[Special:Contributions/(Redacted)|(Redacted)]] 08:11, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

We have had a problem before. Try clearing your browser's cache and if that doesn't work, incognito mode will work for you. --Anton (talk) 08:57, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
It happened to me a few minutes ago, I was kicked out after a page save. I took me several minutes and trials to login again. But now, I'm back editing :-) Gerdami (talk) 13:36, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi, We're glad to hear you're able to log in. Welcome to edit again! Anton (talk) 14:24, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

I am hoping to obtain the Visual Editor extension please!

A few of my friends' pages use Visual Editor and it makes the edits process so much easier (and better looking). I am hoping to get the extension to use for my page. Thanks! BigMike18 (talk) 14:12, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello, @BigMike18:, you can do this yourself using Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki. Please read ManageWiki for additional help. Thank you. R4356th 3,344 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:16, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing the 502 error I can final edit my wiki again

Thanks for fixing the 502 error I can final edit my wiki again Sirlance3000 (talk) 15:10, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

@Sirlance3000: Nothing, it's part of our job. But perhaps the right place to report this is not Stewards' noticeboard? --Anton (talk) 15:25, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Sirlance3000 No problem. For further reference, the problem appears to have been related to a technical change to Miraheze's memcached system, which now been reverted and the problem corrected. Further details are available in this Phabricator ticket. If you ever have technical problems like this in the future, please register for and login to your Phabricator account to report these issues to system administrators, for more efficient service and reporting. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:33, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for spammer who tripped the abuse log on the madgendersciencewiki.

This user, MargheritaDow has tripped more than a dozen abuse logs dating all the way back to December 19th, 2020. Could you potentially lock it, when you get a chance to? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:38, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

It should be locked, @Dmehus: could you do this? --Anton (talk) 15:40, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Spambot locked, but DarkMatterMan4500, please do keep in mind we spambots are common, the more urgent ones to lock are the ones that get past the abuse filters. If they're just tripping abuse filters, the abuse filters are doing their job. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:43, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Alright, I'll take your suggestion into consideration. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:51, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Extension Labeled Section Transclusion

Hello Stewards, can i get enabled Extension Labeled Section Transclusion on Meta-Wiki and Login-Wiki? See discussion, thank you,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 17:38, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done on Loginwiki and on Meta Wiki. This was quite a non-controversial request as there is a strong use case for this extension both wikis. Dmehus (talk) 19:55, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Local interwiki administrator @ ahinfoboxeswiki

I've held an election here as per the policy. Arcversin (talk) 22:27, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Please remember to follow the global policy. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:19, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Could you pls raise $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit

The default limit for expensive parser function calls is 99 which is just one too little for my purposes, therefore my question: could you pls raise the default to 100? Thank you in advance, LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 09:40, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Lily This seems fine, and I assume you meant lilypondwiki, though if you could please specify any other wikis where you want this change made, that'd be great. However, due to your wiki's custom CSS/JS on that wiki, I'm not able to change this field value using various means, so would you be able to please either (a) fix your CSS/JS code on that wiki (I note that your wiki appears visually broken on the Vector skin, so that's possibly related) or (b) temporarily set your wiki to use the MediaWiki default CSS/JS code so I can effect this change? When I'm done making the change requested, you can restore your CSS/JS code. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:54, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
This is perfectly fine from a technical point of view if there's legitimate reasons and there clearly is but I'd recommended slightly higher as that number can change if it's not fully evaluated when it's calculated. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 21:10, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I have no concerns with raising that limit even a bit higher than 100. The issue is a Lilypond Wiki-specific issue with the CSS/JS whereby the change I attempt to effect is not changed yet when I changed this field on Test 3 Wiki, it was effected immediately. Dmehus (talk) 02:20, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your answers. It is new to me that lilypondwiki is visually broken in Vector skin bcause Vector skin is the only skin that I allow on this wiki. Could you please post a screenshot? When I visit my wiki anonymous I do not see anything unusual everything seems fine to me. Please raise the limit on Lilypond Wiki little garden kunterbunt about PC's thank you so much LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 04:02, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
I guess I figured in the meantime what you mean by "broken", I fixed it now (if it is what I thought). Pls add regionalbahnstattbus to the wiki list, greetings LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 05:28, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Lily Thank you for your reply. I'll post several time-limited screenshots to WeTransfer, to prevent cluttering up Miraheze Commons with single-purpose screenshots. The first screenshot from the Main Page of Lilypond Wiki illustrates what I mean by visually broken in Vector. Notice mainly how the WikiBase-added menu is covered up by other tabs and the search bar? (This is on a Chromium-based web browser, Vivaldi.) The second screenshot from About PCs Wiki shows how the search bar also partially covers up the tabs. Anyway, regarding your request, I've now Yes check.svg partially completed this request as described above except for for Lilypond Wiki. At first, I wondered if it was because on most of your wikis, except for About PCs Wiki, the little -/+ button toggles that surround the $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit field do not appear (see screenshots #1 and #2 from About PCs Wiki and Lilypond Wiki respectively for examples of what I mean). However, I was able to change the setting on all wikis except for for Lilypond Wiki. Universal Omega and I still suspect it's something related to the CSS/JS on your wiki, but we're not sure what. Perhaps you can take a look? Dmehus (talk) 14:16, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Now I see what you mean, this is not what I thought. I have disabled all the bars at the top of the screen (it covers nothing essential on my screen), the rainbow colored bar can be closed by clicking the "x", but now it is gone anyway. You can disable it by turning off Javascript, the purple bar is stored in MediaWiki:Vector.js and the rainbow bar a gadget definition which I have removed now. About PCs Wiki was founded by an other user, he tried to do some css. This wiki is not urgent as there not that many pages, I will ask for this later, thank you very much, greetings, LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 17:04, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Unfortunately there is no button to thank you for the changes in my wikis, so I thank you here and hope that is possible to change in Lilypond Wiki now, LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 17:23, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Lily Yes check.svg No problem for the changes done so far. If there is no button to thank me for the changes made, you may not have the Thanks extension enabled on your wiki, which may be either an unintentional or intentional configuration you've set. Anyway, I just tried upping the $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit limit to 100 on Lilypond Wiki per this request, and was still not able to do it. Your wiki, however, looks awesome now, and you could probably safely add back in the top navigation menu if you wanted. Anyway, I'm wondering if this is related to the problem you describe below in this thread, and if it might be worth creating a Phabricator task for system administrators to look into? The fact that a Steward isn't able to set $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit on just that wiki and you're having issues with user CSS/JS on your wiki, suggests maybe there's a configuration problem with your wiki, or maybe ManageWiki cache needs to be cleared or something? (And maybe ManageWiki cache has nothing to do with it...I'm just spitballing possible ideas here. At any rate, it seems like there's a technical problem with your wiki maybe.) Dmehus (talk) 17:43, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Deleting a wiki?

I requested my wiki, https://altuniverseuk1182.miraheze.org which is now closed; can it be deleted since I intend to re-create my wiki from scratch as a new wiki in the future? --KingstonuHull-h1986 (talk) 13:57, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

I should add, no local wiki policy on closure since I was the only editor --KingstonuHull-h1986 (talk) 13:58, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
I only see the message "Wiki not Found" in that link. It seems to have already been removed. --Anton (talk) 13:59, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
I set it to Private and Inactive. --KingstonuHull-h1986 (talk) 14:00, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Special:WikiDiscover lists it as Closed, which I set it to. --KingstonuHull-h1986 (talk) 14:01, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, then I can't help this anymore because I'm not a steward. Thanks anyway. --Anton (talk) 14:02, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
That is because there was a typo in the URL. R4356th 3,344 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:05, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi, a Steward will delete the wiki for you soon. :) R4356th 3,344 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:06, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Note your subdomain will not be immediately available until the wiki deletion script is next around in another 7-10 days. So, you'll need to request a new wiki with a different subdomain. In future, if you're just wanting to reset your wiki, standard practice is to request this on Phabricator and system administrators can run a script that forces your existing wiki database name to be dropped immediately. Dmehus (talk) 19:16, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Titles of articles

I believe there's a way to "disguise" a title; I've done it before on FANDOM, but I forgot how. It does not change the overall name of the article, only the title at the top of said article. Can you help me?

FreezingTNT (talk) 18:18, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

What exactly do you want to do? Not display the title on a page? There are several ways to do so. If you want to remove the title on all pages, add following entry to the Common.css (of course in your wiki) #firstHeading { display: none; } but be really carefully when you do this you could easily destroy your wiki. You can hide the title on specific namespaces if you want, hth, LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 19:41, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Here is a very good tutorial with tips how to manage a wiki: MediaWiki Tutorials on Hostknox read also the How To's LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 19:46, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
FreezingTNT If Lily's links above weren't what you were meaning by "hiding a page title," you may have meant the DISPLAYTITLE magic word/parser function. Details on how to set this on a given page are available at this MediaWiki help page. Note that you may also need to change the MediaWiki variable in the "parser functions" tab of Special:ManageWiki/settings on your wiki. Dmehus (talk) 20:19, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
BTW, isn't this rather a thread for Community noticeboard? LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 06:04, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Lily Yeah, this probably should've been moved to community noticeboard. Sorry, I was away most of the day yesterday, so didn't get a chance to move it. Anyway, I also figured we should maybe wait until we saw whether FreezingTNT's question was answered before it moving it. I'll wait another day or so, then move it to community noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 14:22, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
What I mean is, for example, I want to make the title of, say, "Bob" look like "Robert", without changing the overall title of the article.
EDIT: Nevermind!
FreezingTNT (talk) 16:39, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
FreezingTNT That sounds like the DISPLAYTITLE magic word described above and on that linked page, which I've again linked. Please see above and review that MediaWiki help page. Note that you may need to uncheck $wgRestrictDisplayTitle in the Parser Functions tab of ManageWiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:54, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Lock March 17

Special:CentralAuth/NorbertoMilerum and AbuseLog (Anti-spam). --Anton (talk) 06:01, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Anton I've Yes check.svg locked this spam only account, but since we do get a lot of spam bots, it's usually best to report these in batches of a dozen or so, rather than one-offs. If they're flooding the local TestWiki abuse logs, feel free to locally block them for a month or so as a "spambot" or "spam only account" and then post a batch when you have a dozen or so spam only accounts that need locking and investigating. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:25, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Agreed, thanks Dmehus! --Anton (talk) 15:09, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Marijn Venhuizen Version

 TheYellowFox15 (talk) 11:35, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm not even sure what your question is, so can't determine whether stewards' noticeboard or community noticeboard is the best venue for this question. Please reply, in English, using machine translation required, with your question or request. Otherwise, I'm going to just assume this has been resolved and can be archived according to this noticeboard's autoarchive specifications. Dmehus (talk) 16:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Allowing user CSS/JS fails in my wiki

Some time ago I unchecked the boxes for user CSS/JS in my Lilypond Wiki section Manage this wiki's additional settings Styling and wanted to revert that now. I checked the boxes and submitted, but this had no effect, next time loading the page the boxes are unchecked again. Maybe the reason is that the box Default Skin is empty. Maybe the reason for that is that in the section preferences Skip Skins Vector is listed which I cannot remove. Can you pls help me out, thank you LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 17:15, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

You can enable them from Special:ManageWiki: "Styling" section. --Anton (talk) 17:29, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
This is the problem: I cannot LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 20:34, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I believe Lily's request isn't so much about where to enable this, but rather that they're trying to enable this on their wiki, and it's not working. Dmehus (talk) 20:34, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Exactly, this is the problem, greetings LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 04:00, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Found a wiki violating numerous Content policies

Please note that I have sent an email to the Stewards at stewards@miraheze.org about waoryouwiki having numerous Content policy violations on all the pages that were submitted on that wiki. So, I suggest having a look at my email I sent you enlisting all the details that you'll ever need to conduct an investigation on that wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:27, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

And there are a lot of examples of Content policy violations like this one on REDACTED, which has a lot of private and sensitive information (just like 9 other pages on that wiki itself). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:48, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Deleted, thanks for the report. -- Void Whispers 03:10, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg No problem! I'll let either you or the other Stewards know if I spot anymore wikis violating the Content policies. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:39, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
@Void: And while I was searching around, I found another Content policy violating wiki which has the same reason why the wiki I reported last night was deleted. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:20, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Local interwiki administrator @ bargunawiki

I have held an election here as per policy. You can use Google translator or ask me for translation there. Election can be closed by using {{Discussion top}} and {{Discussion bottom}} templates. Thank you in advance. Yahya (talk) 11:17, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Yahya Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 20:49, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Please investigate the dltwiki as soon as possible:

The reason why I am asking this again is because I have discovered yet another wiki that is not only violating the Content policy, but is also violating the Code of Conduct as well. The owner, 小牧 has been found to be violating the Content policy by publishing private or sensitive information (just like I stated in my last report on another wiki that was shut down) Take this for example. This link I am showing you isn't the only one that has private or sensitive information, but it's also on nearly all the pages I've visited, including this one, which also has insults, leaked names, leaked addresses (which is personal information, and a big violation of the Content Policies anyway), etc. I would highly suggest for all the contributors involved in that wiki to be globally locked as soon as possible from this User creation log, although I only came to that wiki to investigate it, and nothing else. I'd appreciate it very much, and you have my thanks. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:57, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

This is being investigated and discussed with other Stewards. Dmehus (talk) 01:13, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Extension "ShortDescription" request

Good morning / afternoon / night.

I'm Nino from OW.

I am making a request for you to add this extension: -G. I need her. TheNino (talk) 00:29, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

TheNino I'm surprised we don't have this extension installed on Miraheze actually, as this is a very commonly used extension. Nevertheless, these sort of things are requested on Phabricator, so I will request it for you, and link the ticket here. Dmehus (talk) 01:04, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
TheNino Please see and follow the Phabricator ticket. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:12, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, for the justification of: I don't know how to use Phabricator so I had to ask right here
(I use translator) TheNino (talk) 01:15, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, that's fine, I suppose, though Phabricator is not too difficult to use. It's usually just a matter of creating an account by clicking on the MediaWiki login button, then you'll be redirected back to Meta Wiki to authorize Phabricator to use your MediaWiki sign-in through OAuth. Once logged in, just click on "Maniphest," then the "feature request" form. Dmehus (talk) 01:29, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus, Wikimedia wikis don't really use this extension, as you said on Phabricator. I asked for this extension for the only way to open small words near the title. TheNino (talk) 02:55, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
TheNino Oh, okay, I guess that was a misunderstanding then as English Wikipedia does use a ShortDescription feature, which I assume must be a community-maintained gadget rather than an extension. Also, just for future reference, when replying to me and if you wish to address me by a certain name, please use either "Dmehus" or "Doug," not my full name. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:17, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

I need my password reset. I've been trying for MONTHS I can't get in

Please help me! 172.93.177.172 00:41, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

172.93.177.172, do you have an e-mail address associated to your user account? If so, then please request a new password e-mailed to your e-mail address on file unless it is an Outlook.com e-mail address, there may still be mail delivery issues. If it is an Outlook e-mail address, perhaps you could e-mail system administrators at tech at miraheze.org and ask them to e-mail you manually at your confirmed e-mail address on file? Following your receipt of that manual e-mail message, you could confirm receipt by replying to their message, and they may be able to change your e-mail address on file to a non-Outlook.com e-mail address? If you have no confirmed e-mail address on file and do not either (a) use your real name as part of your username or (b) have a {{committed identity}} somewhere on Miraheze, then restoring access to your account is unlikely to be possible. Best bet would be to think hard what your password might be. Failing that, I'd suggest creating a new account. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 00:59, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy Exemption for MH-142 (industrialroboticswiki)

Hello. I would like to request an exception to the dormancy/inactive policy for Industrial Robotics & Automation (mh142.com). 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 classes between the robotics courses. Mike138 (talk) 21:59, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Mike138 In terms of need for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, you've articulated a clear a need, and this is evidenced by the fact that you are the sole editor of this wiki. In terms of content, I found at least 65 content pages, some of sub-stub- and stub-level, but many of which contained important and detailed procedures and information that would be potentially detrimental if lost. So, this is Yes check.svg granted indefinitely as an educational resource related industrial robotics and automation intended to supplement existing open access textbooks and even potentially to replace comparable paid textbooks. Please do advise us should you no longer need this exemption. Dmehus (talk) 22:24, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Update on Larryding

After some thorough investigation, I have found that Larryding has been abusing multiple accounts, because four total users have been accused of being Larryding sockpuppets.

https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=&user=Masterblaster&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&wpfilters%5B0%5D=comments&wpfilters%5B1%5D=newusers&mobileaction=toggle_view_desktop

I think you should run a CheckUser on these accounts, as this is proof that he is ban evading. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 What local policies did Larryding violate that led to their being blocked on each wiki? Can you also link to a warning, whether on a talk page (ideal) or in an edit summary (somewhat less than ideal), again on each wiki, where the user was warned about contravening said policy prior to being locally blocked? Without that, I don't feel a lock would be appropriate given these circumstances, and you should instead properly warn and Larryding on exactly which policies they were violating and to appeal their local blocks via their user talk pages, which should be left open. Dmehus (talk) 23:38, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
There haven’t been any warnings, at least not to my knowledge.
I could try to talk to Larryding here about it. I am not an admin on any of those wikis so I am not in any position to give warnings though.
He is blocked as well as his suspected socks on those wikis, though he didn’t violate a policy on each wiki.
They also do not have talk page privileges on any wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:46, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
If you should contact anyone about giving Larryding a warning, it would be an admin, preferably DecidiousWater234 since he is an admin on all of those wikis, at least I think so. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:47, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Ihatetrevor

Username violates the Username Policy, specifically: "Usernames that are offensive, contain insulting material, harass a user or are in violation of any global Miraheze policy.". The "Trevor" is apparently Trevor807, an admin on a lot of wikis. MarioMario456 (talk) 23:33, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

MarioMario456 We can't assume that "trevor" refers to Trevor807. In any event, Username Policy states that good-faith should be assumed unless the edits strongly suggest otherwise, so I've appropriately warned Ihatetrevor at their user talk page. This gives them an opportunity to request a rename. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:40, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for local "UserMerge" rights on TurtleWiki

Greetings, I would like to request local UserMerge rights for the wiki TurtleWiki, in which I am the sole Bureaucrat. Is it possible that a Steward (who according to this page have local and global UserMerge permissions) could add just the local merge permissions to the Bureaucrat user group? The reason for this request is that there are several accounts which were accidentally created when I was attempting to import templates, and a few more that users managed to create before I restricted account creation to a certain user group. I understand that I could just ask a Steward to merge these with an account I created for the purpose on TurtleWiki, but I think that it would be easier if I were able to do it myself, instead of having to request and wait for a response. It just seems like it would be a pain and a bother to have to do that every time I want to remove an account from TurtleWiki. Thank you in advance! Turtle84375 (talk) 23:42, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Turtle84375 While it's not feasible, at least currently, to delegate the usermerge user right, if you'll specify the user accounts that you wish to be merged, it should be possible for a Steward to perform this for you. How does that sound? Dmehus (talk) 23:44, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I was afraid of that. Oh well, that's fine, let me put a list together real quick... Turtle84375 (talk) 23:49, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Alright. I've just checked Special:Log/newusers on turtlewikiwiki, and it looks like two of the users might be DeletedUser and Turtle84385. I see both accounts were created by you while logged in as Turtle84375, so that's good. The issue, though, is that because you already logged in to both accounts, you created a global account, which automatically attached the accounts to Loginwiki and this wiki. Thus, they're no longer local user accounts, so even if there were the community-endorsed policy for the delegation you describe, these couldn't be handled by a local wiki bureaucrat anyway as it affects multiple wikis. Plus, procedurally, it's a bit of a pain as the accounts would need to be unmerged, then locally merged into your local wiki user accounts on each of those wikis. I can see a case for doing that for DeletedUser, but for Turtle84385, my preference would be for you to just retain that as an alternate account. You could self-request a lock of that alternate account, if you wished, instead. Dmehus (talk) 23:57, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, both of those accounts were ones I created, and for those ones I don't want them merged. I created DeletedUser after reading about the UserMerge MediaWiki extension, but then saw that it wasn't an extension listed. Turtle84385 was just me testing the anti-username-spoof filter, which didn't seem to work, at least for the number, so I just kept it for testing. I plan to keep Turtle84385. So, if I understand correctly, there's a complicated process that you would need to go through in order to merge the extra accounts ("created automatically") with DeletedUser? Turtle84375 (talk) 00:10, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Yeah, I mean, it's a bit of effort certainly. To provide some perspective, the workflow for a Steward would work something like this:
  1. Add local steward rights on each of Special:UserRights/Name of Steward@turtlewikiwiki and Special:UserRights/Name of Steward@loginwiki
  2. Unmerge DeletedUser at Special:CentralAuth/DeletedUser
  3. Merge DeletedUser into Turtle84375 using Special:UserMerge on turtlewikiwiki
  4. Merge DeletedUser into Turtle84375 using Special:UserMerge on loginwiki
  5. Merge DeletedUser into Turtle84375 using Special:UserMerge on metawiki
  6. Remove local steward rights on each of Special:UserRights/Name of Steward@turtlewikiwiki and Special:UserRights/Name of Steward@loginwiki
  7. Potentially add DeletedUser to the title blacklist to prevent recreation
It would be much simpler and quicker, if you preferred, to just globally rename DeletedUser to another username, which you could request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest or via reply to this thread. Hope that provides some helpful information and clarification here. Dmehus (talk) 00:23, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I think there might be some confusion here; I'm keeping DeletedUser so that these accounts on TurtleWiki can be merged into it, if that's possible:
Bonnedav
Anpang
Rob Kam
Stranger195
ENCYCLOQWEDIA
Lily
Pppery
Thomas.H1
MacFan4000
Southparkfan
Dmehus
Ahmsaqib
Joey717
Sabelöga
MrJaroslavik
Sau226
Hispano76
Cy
Or is there another way to remove these users from TurtleWiki? Because them being there allows them to log in and view pages... Turtle84375 (talk) 00:49, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Oh, that's definitely not possible as accounts are automatically added to local wikis merely by visiting them while logged in. Those are all Miraheze users. Your adding an unconfirmed user group to each of them is an appropriate way to handle this. You could instead make turtlewikiwiki private in Special:ManageWiki, which would mean that only users granted the sysop or member local user groups would have read access to your wiki (not counting stewards and system administrators) which have global read access for mainly technical and global policy reasons). Dmehus (talk) 00:56, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
That's effectively what I tried to do; the only problem is that I deleted the "members" user group and haven't found a way to restrict read access. The problem is, I think I broke something... TurtleWiki is marked as private, but I can still read pages using my alt, Turtle84385, even without "read" permissions. I think I messed something up by deleting user groups not knowing the full impact of doing so. Is there such thing as a wiki reset? Because I think that may be the best course of action; I haven't added much content-wise to TurtleWiki yet, and I believe that I need the user groups put back to default. Turtle84375 (talk) 01:12, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 The user is a MediaWiki default user group, so you'll need to remove the read user right from Special:ManageWiki/permissions/user on your wiki, and just assign the member or sysop user group (to users you want to have view access to your entire wiki, of course). By default, member is the user group that defaults to having read access on private wikis, though this could be changed with a GitHub pull request on your wiki if you were absolutely concerned with it being named something else. It just couldn't be user Dmehus (talk) 01:30, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Ahhhh it all makes sense now. Thank you for your help! Turtle84375 (talk) 01:33, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 No problem...I've Yes check.svg fixed your wiki with just single log action to illustrate how simple it is and all that needs to be done. Now looking at your list of users, the only users, as of this reply's posting time, that can view your wiki are yourself, as a local sysop, myself (as a steward), and Southparkfan as a system administrator. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 01:40, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Yay! But now I can't view the wiki. I mean..that's ok for now. Anpang (talk) 01:46, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Anpang Yep, that's how private wikis work. Turtle84375 would need to add the member (or sysop) group to you to view more than the Main Page on the wiki. Dmehus (talk) 01:47, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
@Turtle84375 That means you need to change the main page to something else, not about Planet Turtle. Else people that you didn't add can still see it. Anpang (talk) 01:50, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, best practice is to create a public Main Page like this wiki. One can also redirect the Main Page to an internal page on the wiki, too, as a workaround. Dmehus (talk) 01:53, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Yup, I'm doing that right now, actually. Turtle84375 (talk) 02:00, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for annoying, but I have a suggestion that that thing happened because you deleted the Member user group. Users in the Member user group are only registered users. That means you can't edit permissions on registered users. Anpang (talk) 01:17, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Hmm...maybe that's not the thing - I logged out and then I can still see the wiki Anpang (talk) 01:20, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh, my account's merged too lol Anpang (talk) 01:15, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Anpang Hrm? I don't understand what you mean. Dmehus (talk) 01:30, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
I mean that in the list of users that Turtle post, I am included in there. Anpang (talk) 01:41, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Anpang Ah, okay, thanks for clarifying. Yeah, I mean, I'm not sure why Turtle84375 effectively pinged that list of users above by linking to their Meta user pages, so each of those users will receive an Echo notification on this wiki. Dmehus (talk) 01:49, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Yikes, sorry about that... forgot about the pinging. Turtle84375 (talk) 01:59, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Yes check.svg Not a problem. Dmehus (talk) 02:00, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

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Notify "phantom".

@Dmehus: Good morning. I just noticed that I have a "phantom" notification regarding the wiki mentioned in this section. Because the wiki is private and I don't have permissions to disable "local" wiki notifications or check if that would work or persist. This problem already happened to me once in a similar case reported on IRC a few years ago with my old account. --Hispano76 (talk) 21:47, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Hispano76 Yeah...there's two options you have to fix this. First, Turtle84375 could temporarily grant you member access to turtlewikiwiki to clear your Echo notifications on that wiki. Second, and alternatively, you could raise a Phabricator task for system administrators to edit the database on that wiki to clear your notifications. You'd probably want to assign the Database and MediaWiki (SRE) projects and triage the task as normall priority. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 21:53, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
@Hispano76: Hey there, I can give you temporary Member permissions, you should be able to edit preferences using that, so you can disable the notifications. Sorry about that, it seems like you're referenced in a few of the templates I tried to port into TurtleWiki. Turtle84375 (talk) 22:31, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Thank you for doing that for Hispano76. That will definitely be helpful for them. Dmehus (talk) 22:37, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus As you put it, Yes check.svg No problem. Turtle84375 (talk) 22:42, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Request to have an account Globally Locked

Per the title, I would like to have this account (DeletedUser) globally locked, as I will not be using for anything anymore. The above request can be referred to for additional reasoning. Thanks! DeletedUser (talk) 02:28, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Turtle84375 Would you mind if we renamed this account first and, if so, what would you like it be renamed to? Dmehus (talk) 02:33, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Sure, could you rename it to Turtle_Deleted001 ? Turtle84375 (talk) 02:36, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Sure, we can do that. Dmehus (talk) 02:38, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. Turtle84375 (talk) 02:51, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg No problem. Dmehus (talk) 02:53, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Encantadia Rules Est. 2016.....

There's been some reports of this user using these following sockpuppet accounts to move sandbox pages without permission, and make weak pages with no effort put into it:

Could you guys either lock all the accounts up or warn Encantadia Rules Est. 2016 about misusing/abusing multiple accounts on his talk page when you get a chance? What those 4 accounts have in common with Encantadia Rules Est. 2016 is that they constantly keep moving sandbox pages without anybody's authorization, and making very weak pages without any thought put into it whatsoever. Not sure if this is enough, so I suggest adding in some additional details if you have any to share with me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:39, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 Certainly the username similarity between the latter three accounts suggests there's a link, but can you provide three to five of the most compelling diffs between either of the four suspected alternate accounts and the account which you suspect is the main account, Encantadia Rules Est. 2016? Editing or moving users' sandboxes is quite weak supporting behavioural evidence, as this could be any particular user. Dmehus (talk) 02:46, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Not sure if these help though, but here they are: This one (although you can read the deleted revision anyway),
this one in particular, this one as well, (not sure if this is enough though), this one as this is where he messed up a page, and finally some of his contributions on a particular wiki. (I'm not sure if this is evident enough however). For what it's worth, DuchessTheSponge happens to know more than me in this case. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:47, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Thanks, but none of those diffs are for the user you've reported, Encantadia Rules Est. 2016, which is essential to establishing your thesis that MartinTeves and AltMarteeVENO, et al., are likely related to Encantadia Rules Est. 2016. At best, we may conclude that AltMarteVENO, AltMarteeVEVO, and MarteeVENO, are likely related to MartinTeves, but as with some of your other recent reports, it's not clear what local policy violation has been made, and you've also not made it clear to the original user on the reason(s) for their local blocks. Additionally, by revoking their talk page access, you've made it difficult for them to properly appeal their block. Finally, as the user is locally blocked on all wikis they've contributed to (and then some), there's little, if any, immediate need for a global lock. As such, I'm hesitant to take any action here as the user appears to be a good-faith user who just needs some proper guidance, which I can try and do later today if you like. Dmehus (talk) 12:00, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay then. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:02, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
However, I took the liberty of allowing Encantadia Rules Est. 2016 to have access to his talk page for appeal on 2 wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:07, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 SGTM, but what about the user talk pages of MartinTeves? Since you've not established that MartinTeves is likely related to Encantadia Rules Est. 2016, wouldn't it make sense for you to leave that user's user talk pages open as well? Dmehus (talk) 13:16, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll look over it a bit later. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:23, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, sounds good. Dmehus (talk) 15:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Please lock NapierTouchdown's account

If you see the reason that he's been blocked on the Crappy Games Wiki, it's because he's an edgy troll. Not only that, but he also wishes to commit genocide. You can also see his death threats that he sent in the comments log of Rotten Websites Wiki. Trashanimal (talk) 02:41, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Trashanimal Thank you for the report; however, I'm not seeing a need for a global lock. Certainly, this comment is not appropriate, but it's one comment. Moreover, the user is locally blocked and hasn't edited since. Thus, all I feel needs to be done is to remind NapierTouchdown of our Code of Conduct, a global policy to which all Mirahezians must oblige, and to review user accounts policy with respect to what to do and what not to do if locally blocked on a given wiki. If local talk page access has been revoked, NapierTouchdown, you may contact one of the local wiki administrators via their Meta user talk page. Dmehus (talk) 02:53, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Trashanimal Yes check.svg User warned. Dmehus (talk) 03:02, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for big deletion

This page has more than 1000 revisions and should be deleted according to local policy. Reason for the deletion is "No longer need this page since it is not deleted on zh.wikipedia.org". Tiger (talk) 08:04, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Tiger Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 11:09, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for mass deletion

Hi, could someone do a mass-deletion of all pages created by Larryding on the Horrible Music & Songs Wiki? All of them are completely blank, and as we all know, blank for the sake of "fill in later" does not warrant an article. TtA (talk) 09:04, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Should be done,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 09:11, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

managewiki-restricted extension requested.

I am requesting to add PageDisqus to memes.miraheze.org, as I do not have the managewiki-restricted user right. WikiJS 18:00, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

WikiJS With apologies for the delay and for the configuration difficulties, this has now been Yes check.svg done for you. Dmehus (talk) 22:24, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
It's fine, I prefer quality rather than how fast it gets setup. You guys were very helpful on IRC, so that's amazing. If I have any other questions, I'll ask on the appropriate noticeboard, or on the IRC. The quality of the staff support was extraordinary! WikiJS 00:33, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Lock March 23

I notice a few spambots in the AbuseLog (Meta), anti-spam and external links on the userpage. There is also one among them who has had the same purposes on the Public Test Wiki, but which I blocked there: testwiki:Special:contributions/CLMCary0166069. I didn’t get links to the external links vandals here in Meta now, but presumably the same thing I had before. I will give the list again and the stewards can go through the accounts in peace: Special:CentralAuth/LiliaAvery49, Special:centralauth/BethListon98, Special:CentralAuth/Enriqueta25H, Special:CentralAuth/Krystyna7334 and testwiki:Special:Contributions/CLMCary0166069 (CentralAuth) Thanks. --Anton (talk) 12:42, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Done,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 12:56, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Trevorrulz

Vandalism-only account, blocked on both Crappy Games Wiki and Terrible TV Shows Wiki. MarioMario456 (talk) 15:47, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

MarioMario456 Only three global edits, only one of which is blatant vandalism. Secondarily, the user is locally blocked on several wikis, and there's no indication disruption continues onto other wikis, so I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done. Please appropriately warn the user on their local talk page(s), and advise us if disruption continues. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for Dormancy Exemption

I would like for my wikis, The Fowl House Wiki and The Wow House Wiki, to be exempt from inactivity/dormancy because it seems like I am the only person editing on the wikis, and there is a decent amount of information and it doesn’t really need to be actively updated, and in case I don’t go back there for a while for various reasons. I am the person who requested both wikis. I may even make them private soon if more people don’t start to edit there. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:50, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 Thank you for requesting an exemption to Dormancy Policy. I've reviewed the entirety of both wikis and, yes, while you are one of the few contributors to the wiki, there's not really that much content on the wiki. In each wiki's (Main) namespace, there's about 20 pages on the one wiki and 30 pages on the other wiki; however, all pages generally consist of only a single sentence and the tag from the Comments extension, so it really doesn't meet yet meet the second criterion in our assessment process. The reason for this second criterion is that many wikis get requested and created, but then get later abandoned with little, or, in some cases, no content that is made to be read by people. What I would instead recommend to you is to make regular dump backups of each wiki in Special:DataDump, and set yourself a reminder to make at least one edit or log action on each wiki every 44 days. Even if your wiki did go inactive, you'd still have a further two weeks before it was closed, and after that, a further four months or more before it was marked as deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy. During that time, both you can reopen it at any time, and anyone could also request to adopt the wikis if they felt they useful at requests for adoption, and the wikis would be reopened by a Steward. So, I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done, at least not yet. For an example wiki of what we look for, you might look at fortressblastwiki as just one example. Dmehus (talk) 00:27, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Ok. I can try to contribute to it more. I would try and get more editors but everyone always gets angry with wiki advertising. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:39, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd be careful about advertising your wiki on local wikis. What you might consider is instead consider engaging with local bureaucrats on similar wikis and see if you might enter into a partnership with their wiki in which your partnered wikis would agree to create two-way shared sitenotices on each wiki. Don't make it about asking for help on your wiki; rather, make it about a partnership between your wikis, if that makes sense. Dmehus (talk) 00:42, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

There's an LTA on worldpediawiki who's been disruptively vandalizing pages on that wiki.

ABsjddhsf has been causing disruption on the Worldpedia Wiki, in which I've had to tirelessly revert their vandalism edits as they have been disruptively making redirects to nonsensical pages named "This wiki is closed", which is absolutely baloney, as that wiki has been more active as seen on the Recent Changes page. Should there be a lock made against this user for disrupting that specific wiki? There's plenty of evidence of this as listed here:

If that's not enough, have a look at this user's edits on that wiki. Please feel free to take any action if necessary. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:37, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 I'm not sure how you've concluded the user is LTA, but I've Yes check.svg locked them as a disruptive, vandalism only account. Dmehus (talk) 13:42, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus That's kind of easy. The way they made their edits to me, it seems like the user has used this service sometime before. I also found that 2 IP users caused the exact same disruption, but weren't too major. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:45, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 This wasn't specific vandalism, though, to any other users or anonymous users, and you've not identified those users in your report, so this just seems like random text replacement, redirect, and page blanking vandalism. Dmehus (talk) 13:49, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I apologize if it wasn't much help, but REDACTED and REDACTED are the ones I'm referring to. I redacted the IPs for this report out of respect of the Privacy Policy, but should they be globally blocked at this time? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:55, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Thank you. That's helpful and illustrates the vandalism only account likely engaged in logged in and logged out vandalism. However, that doesn't indicate the user is an LTA. An LTA, to me anyone, would be a person who repeatedly creates many alternate accounts and engages in persistent disruption and vandalism across multiple wikis over a prolonged time period. I've soft blocked the first IP's globally per no open proxies policy, and will locally soft block the second's range as vandalism. Additionally, there's no need to redact the IPs of either (a) open proxies or (b) anonymous IP vandals. Dmehus (talk) 14:03, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks anyway. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:05, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Make Wiki immune to inactivity

The Shoemaker ImmunoSystems wiki is infrequently updated, but is referenced frequently as part of an academic lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Would it be possible to make this wiki immune to the 60-day inactivity closures? The wiki is located at https://immunosystems.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page. Thank you! JJW102 (talk) 15:49, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

JJW102 Though your wiki is a bit light on the content part of our exemption to Dormancy Policy assessment process, particularly in (Main) namespace, your wiki has research in its File namespace that are not necessarily publicly available elsewhere and would be potentially detrimental if lost. In terms of need, indeed only you and several other other users edit this wiki fairly infrequently, so I'm going to Yes check.svg grant this exemption request indefinitely as an academic research notes wiki used as a resource by real people that is infrequently edited. Please note, though, that this exemption request grant is indefinite, not permanent, so please try and add a number of additional content pages over the next year should your exemption request be reevaluated by Stewards at some point after that. Additionally, should you no longer need an exemption, please do advise us of this via this noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Default Permissions & Default Groups restore

Hello Can be permissions & groups restored to default on https://wiki.aridia.space/

Or restore wiki to default starting template, i have no data yet so nothing to lose

Im new to wiki, was checked features and deleted it for some reason Thank you Aridiaspace (talk) 19:24, 25 March 2021 (UTC)