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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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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)
Dmehus Since I haven't gotten a reply back, could the usurpation take place now? Thanks. 0xElli (talk) 20:03, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
0xElli, sure, yeah, I think that's fine. I'll start the rename requests later tonight or tomorrow. Dmehus (talk) 20:04, 27 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)
Well it looks like I was right, he was abusing multiple accounts and the accounts are now globally locked so case closed. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:44, 2 April 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)

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)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:35, 26 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)

Aridiaspace I've Yes check.svg restored your inadvertently removed bureaucrat rights per this request. This will allow you to manually correct your wiki's permissions to the prescribed defaults. Alternatively, if you prefer to have your wiki's permissions reset to the default, you may file a Phabricator task for system administrators to do this. Dmehus (talk) 19:32, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Vector.css and Common.css not loading

For some reason, on my wiki (removededmsongs.miraheze.org), both the [1] and the [2] MediaWiki pages have stopped loading. I know this was recent because yesterday it was working just fine. Snowie (talk) 22:43, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Snowie Do you mean the CSS pages will not load at all? If so, can you please file a Phabricator task for system administrators to investigate? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:47, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, the CSS pages do not load, and I will make a Phabricator task. Snowie (talk) 22:59, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. That's strange. I'm not certain whether it's related to a problem with the pages not loading (necessitating system administrators to look into it) or a problem with the code in your CSS pages (something you can ask about at community noticeboard and hopefully someone can help you out). Worse case, system administrators will investigate it, and refer you to community noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 23:02, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Apologies, they appear to be working now, not sure why it wasn't loading at first. Snowie (talk) 23:01, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Snowie Ah, that's great. Sounds like it was a temporary issue related to the server load. Dmehus (talk) 23:03, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Delete my wiki please... (and I'm leaving)

here it is

It's nothing more than I mess that I've lost interest in; I made it in July 2018 and have moved on to other stuff now. However, although I actually think 2018 was the best year of my life, I think that this wiki might just have to go for a variety of reasons:

  1. copyright violations (mostly from South Park Archives, Danny Phantom Wiki, and here),
  2. it was created as a fork for myself as I was a vandal on SPA and wikia.com (having altercations over their customization) when my own wiki there ("everything you need to know about science wiki"; actually not a wiki since I editprotected all the mainspace pages) was closed; I was even trying to force my religion through multiple alter-egos on SPA's admins and FANDOM staff,
  3. lack of user activity (not even my friends in school are interested),
  4. it is extremely biased towards my (mostly unpopular) views (especially those gainst PBS Kids due to my vehemence against it),
  5. it needs to be constantly updated by me,
  6. true lack of educational value, reliability, and many inadequate sources,
  7. and I am a young-Earth creationist and thus feel obliged to promote creationism which is attacked by mainstream science.

I also feel as if I need to abstain from editing wikis due to my past behavior (and "activism") on what are pretty much the two largest wiki sites (actually I've already been blocked on one wiki here and this is another alter-ego account I've made).

You might remember that I made a martha speaks wiki around the same time I made that wiki that was merged into that one. When I began to hate MS I deleted all MS stuff there. I also made a Danny Phantom+Robert L. Forward wiki that's also been closed.

I am not motivated enough to fix all of these issues and just see the wiki as another burden on me. I'd like to let go of this "chore"; I can make this choice? Would someone please consider immediately deleting the wiki from your database? That would be very much appreciated.

This could also mean that I might leave Miraheze, after spending 3 years here, trying to run a wiki. Thank you very much for those 3 years of hospitality and El Elyon bless you and may you grow in Holiness.

Goodbye, Joey717 (talk) 03:45, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Joey717 Please note I've procedurally moved this request from community noticeboard to Stewards' noticeboard. Though we prefer to have wikis closed and made private and deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy, we do accept wiki deletion requests with valid reasons, which the above seems to me to be valid reasons. Additionally, I've looked through your wiki and, indeed, you have made approximately 98% of all contributions to the wiki, and you are the only recently active bureaucrat. So, I've Yes check.svg deleted this wiki per your request above. Dmehus (talk) 15:16, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Elyon bless you and goodbye.
I have one last request: if you edit at SPA please go tell them (with my username and "JoeyPknowsalotaboutthat" attached) that:
I am sorry for my past behavior. I admit that it was actually not true Christian behavior. I will not touch your site again and will no longer force my religious views on you, although I remain Christian. I am actually a New Zealand citizen (born in Philippines), actually in 2004, and Nataliya, Danny Willson, Sasha, etc. were just completely made-up alter-egos and lies. I have stopped using them too. Enjoy your day.

Thank you very much. Joey717 (talk) 06:15, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

I wanted to my wiki get closed because yeah, I made it for my fictional universe but I think it is too early for making a wiki for it. So, here is my wiki;

I want to my wiki got erased because I feel uncomfortable about that, I made this wiki for my Fictional Universe but now it makes me uncomfortable and I want it to get closed. Here is the link; https://timeverse.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page Reaper Bruh Sans (talk) 14:56, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

I will not comment on this, but I will say that one signature is enough. In connection with this edit, I will remove two additional signatures that you apparently accidentally made. Thank you! --Anton (talk) 14:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Reaper Bruh Sans Similar to the above wiki deletion request, as this is your personal fictional worldbuilding wiki, for which you've provided 100% of the content page contributions, I've marked the wiki for Yes check.svg deletion, and it will be permanently expunged from the servers the next time Site Reliability Engineering runs the wiki deletion script (likely next month some time). Dmehus (talk) 15:29, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

My account

I was wondering if you could delete my account, because I don't want to use Miraheze anymore, I want to move to another platform.-NintenDylan64 18:29, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

NintenDylan64 Thank you for your request, which I've procedurally moved to here as the noticeboard was not protected in any way, so an edit request was not required. While it's not technically possible to delete your account, we can either (a) rename your account to a randomized name and/or (b) lock your account. Please advise if either of those options are what you are looking for. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

I want Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms Wiki back

What happened to Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms Wiki and how can I get it back? Shelley316 (talk) 01:07, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Shelley316 Sorry, that wiki was closed in late September/early October 2020 due to systemic unresolved Content Policy issues and Code of Conduct violations. I see your account was only created in January 2021, well after the wiki in question was was closed, locked, and made private by Stewards. Do you happen to have a previous account and, if so, if you held sysop rights on the wiki at the time of closure, you could go into Special:DataDump (using your original account) and export an XML dump of your wiki and self-host it; however, it isn't able to be restored on Miraheze, sorry. Dmehus (talk) 01:28, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser request

Recently there has been a lot of vandalism-only accounts with fairly simplistic names on our wikis, and I want to find out who's responsible for all of these accounts if they are in fact being created by one user. Here's some accounts that come in mind:
Rocker
Bell
Cherry
Fanta
Knife
Cartoons
Cuphead
Gary --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 18:02, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

DeciduousWater534 Rocker and Bell have already been Yes check.svg locked as vandalism only accounts, but I feel the vandalism is too generic to assess as potentially related to some of the other listed users. Cherry and Fanta were already previously locked, and the contributions of Cuphead were indeed nearly identical to those users, so Cuphead has also been Yes check.svg locked. For Knife, Cartoons, and Gary, while the usernames are indeed somewhat similar in form, they haven't yet edited, so until we see some editing, I don't think further action is needed at this time. Please do advise if they edit on wikis where not blocked, especially if the vandalism is substantially similar to the other locked users in some way. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:25, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus One user suspected that Radel1996 was behind those sockpuppet accounts, but that account is too stale for CU results. What do you think? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:14, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Requesting deletion of spambot accounts

Every day on sdiy.miraheze.org accounts are created by spambots. With various measures in place these accounts don't ever get used. Currently on the wiki there are 2,272 registered users but of these only 24 have done a legitimate edit. Please could the 2,248 dormant accounts be deleted? Rob Kam (talk) 19:39, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Rob Kam We can't delete accounts. It's technically possible to merge and delete existing user accounts into other user accounts, but this is not commonly done for mainly technical reasons. Typically, we just lock spam only accounts. We could additionally hide them, potentially, as well. Have you also considered enabling the StopForumSpam extension on your wiki? It's supposedly fairly effective at stopping spambot account creations. Finally, you could also potentially consider removing the ability for anonymous users to create accounts account on your wiki, and post a note for them to create an account on Meta Wiki. Dmehus (talk) 19:50, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Merge and delete is what I'm asking for. I can provide a text file of the names if that helps. These spurious users make an unnecessary mess of the wiki stats.
Spam itself is not an issue. The abuse filter extension already prevents the spambots very effectively. Locking spambot accounts is almost pointless with these used-one-time-only accounts. I'm the user who asked for StopForumSpam to be added to Miraheze in the first place - I'm unsure whether what difference it has made. Making account creation more intricate is an idea but I'm reluctant to add yet more hurdles in the way of anyone wanting to make constructive edits. --Rob Kam (talk) 00:40, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
There are several logistical issues with merging and deleting spam only accounts. Firstly, spam only accounts are not all created by the same only account farm, so it would logistically very challenging, if not impossible, depending on the age of the accounts, to confirm whether spam only accounts were indeed created by the spam only account farm. Secondarily, as the accounts are global, accounts are also attached, at minimum, to Meta and to Loginwiki, so it's not just your wiki where the accounts exist. Finally, it would be very messy. Thus, unless another Steward and a system administrator are willing to sign off on this, I'm going to say that this would not be possible, unfortunately. That's very neat that you are the user that requested the StopForumSpam extension, though. Dmehus (talk) 01:24, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
There is one other option that may be of interest to you, and this would involve you exporting XML, image, and ManageWiki settings dumps of your wiki in Special:DataDump (on your wiki). You would then request system administrators to delete, drop, and recreate your wiki as a fresh wiki with a Phabricator task. Once that's done, you would then create another Phabricator task to import those dumps you generated. This would repopulate your wiki as at the time of deletion, without the spam only accounts attached. The downside of this, though, is that while your and other users' contributions would still be locally assigned, they would not be reflected in your global edits in CentralAuth. As well, if any spam only accounts had made edits, their accounts would be re-added, but most of the spam only accounts would not be reattached to your wiki. Dmehus (talk) 01:31, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Regarding a recent request for Global User Rename

Hello, I recently requested a global username for this account (using this account) via Special:GlobalRenameRequest, but I made a small mistake that I realize looking back to the username I requested. Could you please, instead of renaming this account to "TurtleWiki Bureaucrats, rename it to TurtleWiki Bureaucrat (without the "s" at the end)? Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience. (Please ping my main account, Turtle84375, when replying to this) - Turtle84385 (talk) 20:04, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes, I can take care of that tonight or tomorrow when I process the above request. Dmehus (talk) 20:06, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Turtle84375 (talk) 20:07, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Hi, I don't mean to be impatient or anything, but it's been a few days since your reply, so I just wanted to follow up with you on this rename request, since I see it hasn't happened yet. I understand that you are very busy, and there is no real rush for this rename, but this is just a friendly reminder. Thank you for all of your help here on Meta and globally! Turtle84375 (talk) 06:24, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Apologies for the delay in the requested rename of Turtle84385 to TurtleWiki Bureaucrats, but this has now been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 00:00, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Ah... thank you, sorry to make you go through the trouble of doing this... but I believe I asked above if you could remove the "s"? Again, I apologize for not putting that in the original request, and I looking back at the edits you had to do, it looks like a lot of work to globally rename a user, but would you mind if the "s" could be removed? If you really don't feel like doing that very minor change through such a tedious process, I totally understand, it's not too important, but I would like it done if possible. Turtle84375 (talk) 02:31, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Ah, yes, that's right; however, as there is is no way for me to modify an existing an global rename request, I would've had to use Special:GlobalRenameUser rather than action your open request in Special:GlobalRenameQueue. Actually, though, now that I think about it some more, since you did mention you plan to use TurtleWiki Bureaucrats as a role account for all bureaucrats, collectively, on TurtleWiki, the plural version does actually sound more grammatically correct. You could also potentially register a separate alternate account, without the s as well, if you wanted. Let me know if you do think the plural version does actually sound better, based on that analysis, if you might like to register a second singular version, or if you'd still prefer for it to be renamed again. Dmehus (talk) 06:35, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

I want to leave Miraheze

No one on Miraheze wants to talk to me and so I want to quit this site User:Forrest Lesak — Preceding unsigned comment added by Forrest Lesak (talkcontribs) 01:08, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Forrest Lesak We're sorry to see you go. If there's a specific issue we can help you resolve instead, please do let us know. Otherwise, you have several options, which include (a) cease using your user account, (b) request a lock of your user account, or (c) request a global rename and/or lock to vanish your account. Dmehus (talk) 01:19, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
I choose A cease using my account Forrest Lesak (talk) 02:49, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, sounds good. Feel free to use your account again should you wish to return to Miraheze. Dmehus (talk) 03:46, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for being apart of Miraheze (: --Cocopuff2018 (talk) 19:48, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

About my wiki

I requested for my wiki Rolling Sky English Wiki hours ago. User:Dmehus let me add some descriptions. But now nobody has replied to me. Is it because there is not anyone noticing it or it is still not good enough to create it? Zes M Young (talk) 03:42, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Zes M Young It was basically just the former rather than the latter. I've looked at your updated wiki request and, though still a bit vague, it was good enough to approve as essentially a foreign language player version of the gaming mod wiki rswiki. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 03:50, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

I kicked myself out of my wiki...

So, funny story, I accidentally removed my ManageWiki rights on a wiki when I deleted a usergroup that I had replaced, but forgot to put myself into... could a kind steward please put me back into the "owner" usergroup on this wiki? Thank you! Turtle84375 (talk) 21:29, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Turtle84375 Yes check.svg Done. Please remember that when you are changing around your user groups with the managewiki user right, to always ensure you've added the new group with the managewiki user right before deleting the old user group. Dmehus (talk) 21:52, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, much appreciated. I wasn't paying attention, so I neglected to place myself in the "owner" usergroup before deleting "wiki_owner" (with that not-so-nice looking underscore), so that's entirely my fault. I will make sure to pay attention to that in the future. Turtle84375 (talk) 21:56, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Not a problem at all. It happens, somewhat more frequently than you might expect. So, not to worry. :) Dmehus (talk) 21:58, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

About Radel1996:

Just like I reported to Dmehus last night, I have found out that he may have a connection to all those hooliganism-only/vandalism-only accounts that's been popping up under our radar over the span of 3 weeks as seen from this topic here. Doug had a look, so I think all the Stewards around here should look as well, not just Doug. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:56, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 I haven't had a chance to have a look at it today; will try and look tomorrow. You did already report this on my user talk page and in #miraheze-cvt connect, so this is effectively the third copy of this report. We're all volunteers, and will get to your report in due course. Dmehus (talk) 00:04, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Okay, sorry about that. With all due respect, I won't make anymore duplicate reports about it. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:14, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem. It's better if the reports are just consolidated into one location. This is good now, though. Dmehus (talk) 00:20, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, you're right about that. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:36, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

There's a user making a bunch of gross and/or suggestive comments on a couple or more wikis.

Qualitypownder has been making all these disgusting comments, (in which I've had to remove) on both this wiki, and this wiki as well. I suspect that he may be behind this account to make the same type of inappropriate comments as well. Could you maybe have a look into these comment logs that I'm providing here? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:30, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

And please keep in mind that I can handle hiding the comments on my own. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:34, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
This has been handled now. -- Void Whispers 23:06, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Issues with new user accounts

Hello Stewards of Miraheze!

I have new wiki users that registered their accounts in my Miraheze wiki (iceria.org) and are experiencing issues in getting their accounts activated to be able to post and edit articles. I even went ahead and changed their usergroups, even made them administrators! Still having the same issues, not having permissions to edit and participate in the wiki.

Screenshots of the errors are attached - looks like the user here is in a catch-22 where they can't fix their email issue because they don't have the rights... how can this be fixed on my end? Is this something I can address, and if so how?

ERROR 1: https://i.imgur.com/k8qKXcq.png

ERROR 2: https://i.imgur.com/oDniAJ5.png

Attached is a list of the three accounts that need to be confirmed are listed in "Capture1.PNG". It's the accounts User:Ardy and User:PrimodeAguilar. I created a second Ardy account (User:Ardy2) to test if it was a problem with the user or with the wiki. Ardy2 can be deleted.

USERS: https://i.imgur.com/0yFXeoM.png

Any help on this would be so appreciated. Thank you!!! Edgard (talk) 17:55, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

It looks like you've set $wgEmailConfirmToEdit to true, which provides an additional protection measure that those alternate accounts may not be able to override if they don't have confirmed e-mail addresses themselves as any edit user right they may have by being in the correct user group will not matter. Dmehus (talk) 18:04, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! I will try that now. Edgard (talk) 22:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

I Also wanted to mention I do recommend using abuse filter most of the time when it comes to spam account's they do often get caught by abuse filter's I use it on my wiki and have had many spam accounts its a great tool I recommend! --Cocopuff2018 (talk) 19:51, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Revengefulwilddog

Sockpuppet of Larryding, which is known to leave hate comments cross-wiki. MarioMario456 (talk) 22:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Also requesting CheckUser, globally block all IPs and lock all accounts. MarioMario456 (talk) 22:17, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
On review, the large series of comments, in combination with a wide assortment of accounts that were created to evade various blocks, has earned Larryding and every sock I could confirm a lock. -- Void Whispers 23:07, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Mahtabmunsur6

Sockpuppet of globally locked user Larryding. Run CheckUser and globally block all IPs and lock all accounts. MarioMario456 (talk) 15:58, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

MarioMario456 That user has only made two or three comments on one wiki, as far as I can tell. We'd need to see linked diffs from both the suspected alternate and master accounts. that establish a similar behavioural pattern to Larryding Dmehus (talk) 16:02, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log/comments/Larryding https://crappygames.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log/comments/Mahtabmunsur6 MarioMario456 (talk) 16:06, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for providing those links. Looking through Larryding's comments, I see a lot of editorial comments on certain pages whereas on Mahtabmunsur6 made only two comments referring to user as "Satan's baby child." This doesn't show a sufficient behavioural link between the two users to warrant a CheckUser investigation pursuant to user accounts policy. Please monitor the user and advise if they make further edits on other pages which are substantially similar to Larryding's edits. Dmehus (talk) 16:12, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for the following possible LTAs on chakuwiki.

After the first one was blocked for these edits on their contributions page, which apparently was suppressed by an admin for possible vandalism, the said user used an alt to evade that block. I don't know about you guys, but does this constitute a lock for the user since they're possibly abusing multiple accounts to evade blocks? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:08, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Oh, looks like I missed one:
I'll wait patiently for someone to reply, as we're all volunteering on this wiki after all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:58, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Changing the subdomain of a wiki

Hi, I have caused some confusion with my wiki requests 17477 and 17484, sorry for that. The former request was approved, the wiki has the subdomain stupipedia. Is it possible to change that to "nopedia"? Sorry again for the inconveniences I caused and thank you for your patience Manuela (talk) 12:35, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

@Manuela: Hi, yes that is possible! Could you please create a request via Phabricator? Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:50, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, I will do that Manuela (talk) 12:57, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Can you please delete my Amazing Restaurants Wiki?

The reason why is because I don't need that wiki anymore as there's already a wiki called First Class Restaurants and Foods Wiki, which was made before mine was. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 Though wikis will eventually and usually be deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy, as your wiki above had only a single content page about McDonald's and since you were the only contributor to this wiki, I've Yes check.svg deleted it per your request. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:29, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for AldenCew

Spammer. Left me a spam message on Crappy Games Wiki. (I have since deleted it, but I can tell you, they did). MarioMario456 (talk) 20:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as I can't find even a single edit or log action for the above-referenced user. If you can point me to a specific link, I'll revisit this, but as of now, I don't see any edits or log actions (deleted or live). Dmehus (talk) 20:31, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for spammers

Sent me spam messages in crappygameswiki. Proof:

Screenshot 20210402 074156.png Screenshot 20210402 074521.png

MarioMario456 (talk) 11:47, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

I discovered that these accounts were created in September 2019. Are they hacked accounts? Run CheckUser, globally block the IPs and lock all the accounts. MarioMario456 (talk) 11:53, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
MarioMario456 Thank you for the clarification. This is certainly a first for me, as I've never seen spam only accounts sending private user board messages to legitimate users. Those are definitely spammy, albeit quite bizarre, messages. They appear to have been sent recently based on the timestamps, but since there's no edit or log actions produced, I'm not certain whether technical data would be available in the CheckUser tool. It would for the login, provided the user accounts didn't stay logged in since they were created. Do you recall the full user board messages you received and whether they included links to external webpages? Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Yes, they contained external links. The accounts tried to use HTML instead of wikitext for the spam messages. MarioMario456 (talk) 15:46, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
MarioMario456 X mark.svg Too stale for CheckUser. Nevertheless, based on the above, I will Yes check.svg lock them as clear (and sneaky) spam only accounts. Dmehus (talk) 17:20, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Redirecting Special:CreateAccount to Login Wiki

As suggested by Dmehus above at Requesting deletion of spambot accounts. I need some help to change the account creation on sdiy.miraheze.org (and simpleelectronics.miraheze.org). How do I redirect e.g. Synth DIY Wiki Special:CreateAccount to Login Wiki Special:CreateAccount or to some message linking to there, as well as once the account has been created to redirect the user back to the originating wiki? --Rob Kam (talk) 12:32, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Rob Kam Looking at these interface messages, it doesn't seem like there's an interface message that lets one define the page name location of Special:CreateAccount. Rather, you may be able to include a link to Loginwiki or to Meta Wiki to soft redirect users to those wikis to create an account (i.e., "To create a Miraheze global account, please visit this page." or something to that effect). Mainly, though, I would remove the createaccount user right from your * user group, allowing whichever registered user groups you want to create accounts on your wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:40, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Removing the * user group's createaccount user right hides Special:CreateAccount. I've added an instruction on the home pages. --Rob Kam (talk) 17:57, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Rob Kam Oh, that's great that it hides the Special:CreateAccount user page automatically then. Dmehus (talk) 18:17, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Now I just need to find out how to change the user link in the header for anonymous users, fromLog in to Log in (or Create an account). --Rob Kam (talk) 20:51, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Rob Kam, you might consider enabling the RightFunctions parser function extension, which adds a parser function that allows you to check if a given user is in a given group and then display one of two messages. If they're anonymous, template #1 is displayed. If they're registered, template #2 is displayed. Dmehus (talk) 20:54, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't think that's needed since anonymous users already get in the header Create account Log in. I just need to preface the link Special:CreateAccount with loginwiki:. I'm unsure whether it's possible. --Rob Kam (talk) 21:13, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I mean I see you created this interface message, but I'm not sure that lets you define more just the linked text, though I guess you could maybe try modifying it to include the interwiki wikilink. There's also MediaWiki:Createaccount. Let me try something on TestWiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:18, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Rob Kam Unfortunately, my test creation of MediaWiki:Createaccount on TestWiki was not successful. I don't think this would technically be possible to do with interface messages, at least not without a change to core MediaWiki upstream. You could create a JavaScript gadget in your wiki's common.js file that replaces these links with custom links; however, I do wonder whether we'd be defeating the whole purpose of this endeavour by creating an automated link for a spambot to create an account on Loginwiki. I think it would probably be best just to leave as is, and do as you've done by explaining to human editors on your wiki's main page to create an account on Loginwiki, then return to your wiki to edit. Dmehus (talk) 21:36, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Having to create and maintain a JavaScript gadget is getting more technical than I can easily manage. For now it will have to work as it is. --Rob Kam (talk) 22:01, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Extension request for simulatorwiki

Can the LinkTitles extension be enabled for simulatorwiki? — Arcversintalk 22:57, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Arcversin Yes check.svg Done. It's funny I was just looking at the LinkTitles extension a few days ago, and didn't realize it was installed on Miraheze already. Dmehus (talk) 23:04, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Request for Dormancy Policy Exemption for Two personal wikis

I'd like to apply for a dormancy exemption policy for these two wikis, I've updated them a fair bit the past few months, they're updated infrequently due to drip feed in writings and content, not to mention technical difficulties with my current hardware, and after I can put all that i need on them they won't really be updated past that, I am the sole editor of the wiki and this is a personal project, it's a lot to get into but it's only for cataloging information that isn't updated very often. U1-GA Encyclopedia in particular is important for something but that's a bit personal.

https://tanzanite.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

https://u1ga.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page  

JuleKing2921 (talk) 06:16, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

JuleKing2921 Thank you for your request for exemptions to Dormancy Policy for each of your tanzanitewiki and u1gawiki wikis, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, indeed as they are both the personal original character repositories and story/literature writing wikis for your and EarlGrey's fictional world(s), for which you are the sole contributing editor, this part is satisfied. In terms of content, though a number of pages were sub-stubs, it's obvious they will be more fully expanded later on, and you've already met our generally accepted minimum content requirements with the other expanded pages you'd already written together with the original artistic creations in your wikis' File: namespace. Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted you an indefinite exemption to Dormancy Policy as personal original character repositories and literature wikis of yourself and EarlGrey, for which you are the sole contributor, made to be read by real people. Please do advise us if you no longer require an exemption. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 06:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Request for permission fix

Hello! We were working on creating new roles that fit the administration of our team, but we messed up the bureaucrat role and removed its managewiki perms, basically locking us out of any changes. We need immediate help. Thank you.

The wiki in question is https://olwest.miraheze.org/ Nyl (talk) 12:07, 4 April 2021 (UTC)