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Stewards' noticeboard
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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About copyright infringement and spoofing on kerokerowikiwwiki

I don't know where to report it, so I write it here. "kerokerowikiw" is a blatant piracy. The main page is from Chakuwiki and the logo is from Japanese Wikipedia. Also, all posted articles are copied from content on other wikis such as Wikipedia (For example, "2019年コロナウイルス感染症による社会・経済的影響", original), Uncyclopedia (For example, "この人痴漢です!", original), Chakuwiki (For example, "もしあの水生生物が存在しなかったら", original), and Tanukipedia (For example, "Tanukipedia:Tanukipediaについて", original). And, the administrator of this wiki, "ネイ", is impersonating the administrator of Japanese Wikipedia. I hope this wiki will be closed soon. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 12:52, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Similarly, User:Minorax also seems to be impersonating a Wikipedia user.--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 11:21, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

シュヴァルツ I've had a look into your report yesterday, and it was exactly how you described it. I have noted this on the #miraheze-cvt connect channel yesterday. I hope someone will look into your report soon enough, though. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:19, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
This will need a thorough review, in order to assess whether any infringement was made in good-faith or not and whether remediation, as a private, locked wiki, would be possible. That being said, the potential impersonation concerns do concern me as well, so I'm going to approach that aspect of this report first. Dmehus (talk) 15:24, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

After making this request, the wiki was kept private. I don't know the situation because I can't look inside. What's going on with that wiki now?--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 04:00, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

シュヴァルツ For starters, the requesting wiki bureaucrat was indeed globally locked for contravening the user accounts policy by operating multiple accounts in a manner contrary to the policy by deliberately attempting to impersonate multiple Wikimedia Global Sysops and administrators through their sockpuppet accounts. In terms of the wiki, while I've not examined the full wiki, it appears to be more or less a strange testing wiki, testing imports of pages from various Wikimedia wikis, with little to no editing done to the pages. The imports themselves appear to have been done in ostensibly good-faith, though they should've provided appropriate attribution to the source wikis in some cases. Thus, I've locked the wiki, preventing changes from being made in Special:ManageWiki, and made it private pending feedback from existing Stewards. As all wiki bureaucrats and administrators are now locked as sockpuppet impersonation accounts of the original requesting bureaucrat, the wiki should naturally be deleted within a few months per Dormancy Policy. If I hear back from other Stewards on whether accelerated deletion is preferred, that will be done. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 11:47, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the detailed explanation. If something similar happens on another wiki in the future, I'll ask again. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 11:59, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
No problem, and thank you for your report as well. Dmehus (talk) 12:05, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Delete my wiki

Hi! Can you delete my wiki? It's been dead for quite a while but I think minor edits made to the homepage have kept it alive for longer than the 6 months dormancy policy. Thank you so much! --Narissa 02:53, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Narissa Apologies for the delay in responding to your request. Looking at RC on your wiki, I'm seeing the last edit or logged action was 5 November 2020, which means that your wiki should be automatically marked as deleted on or around 5 May 2021. So, I will instead place this request Symbol wait.svg on hold, if it's alright with you, until 6 May 2021 (which, incidentally, is also my birthday). If your wiki has not be marked automatically for deletion on that date, I will manually delete it for you per your request. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

concordance.miraheze.org auto-inactive exemption request

Could you please disable auto-inactive/close on concordance.miraheze.org, for D&D group that's inactive due to COVID. It's still used for reference. CariTheKitty (talk) 04:32, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

CariTheKitty Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy for your concordancewiki, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, this is easily met, in my view, as you are the only recently active contributor to the wiki and the contributor who has made more than 97% of all editing contributions to the wiki. In terms of your wiki's content, while it's a bit light in terms of number of content pages (i.e., quantity), you do have a number of what appear to be original character and artwork creations that would be potentially devastating if lost. As well, in terms of quality or depth of content, a number of your content pages are quite long, some of which are very long (i.e., the byte size of page(s)). So, given that, I'm going to Yes check.svg grant your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy as indefinitely as a fictional worldbuilding and presumed original character/artwork repository wiki with few recently active contributors and content that is meant to be read by real people. Please do be advised that this exemption is not permanent but rather indefinite, so should your needs change or you no longer require this exemption, please let us know at this noticeboard. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:52, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy Exemption Request for Shadowrun TTRPG Gaming Server

Good evening,

I am one of the co-admins of a Shadowrun 5th edition LC (essentially a gathering of players that play together on a single server, under the same ruleset and in a persistent world). We have been using Miraheze for a while to gather all the resources that we use for our gaming, however, we are mostly based on Discord.

Due to being mostly off-site, and only using the wiki as consultation, and due to Shadowrun's age and the fact that we have mostly squared out most of the changes we would like to make to the ruleset for the foreseeable future, we have not been editing and adding new things to the wiki regularly. Even then, Miraheze has been quite nice for us, as a place to focus our reading, since it can be quite daunting for new and old players to find every rule out there, and we'd like to avoid using something slower and less universally accessible as Google Sheets.

For this reason, I would like to request the exemption of our wiki at Neon Jungle Living Community Wiki, given that although we do use the wiki, it is mostly for consultation, and not many edits are happening regularly enough to prevent in full the Dormancy Policy from striking through sheer activity. ArisuSensei (talk) 23:13, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

ArisuSensei Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy for your neonjunglelcwiki, which I've now assessed. In terms of content, I do find that your wiki has a fairly extensive set of content pages related to your gaming community, which contains your written prose, rules, and other resources. In terms of need, with only three editors on the wiki, each of whom edit it sporadically and somewhat infrequently, this is also met. Moreover, and perhaps most crucially, much of your content is fairly complete and used as a resource, so there's even less need for regular editing and activity than perhaps there was before. Thus, I'm going to Yes check.svg grant this exemption indefinitely as a resource for your gaming community which is infrequently edited. Please be advised that this is an indefinite, and not permanent exemption, so should your wiki's activity change such that you no longer require an exemption, please do let us know via this noticeboard. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:45, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, Dmehus! I'll definitely let you know, in case we don't need the exemption anymore. ArisuSensei (talk) 11:56, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 14:46, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Please change my name

Please change my name ロープTA Ro-pu-ta (talk) 07:36, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Ro-pu-ta Hi, you should use this link to request a Global Rename. Turtle84375 (talk) 08:33, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
ロープTA Your requested global rename has now been Yes check.svg completed. Dmehus (talk) 21:29, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you!--ロープTA (talk) 08:16, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 11:26, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Undelete Wiki

Please undelete jambalayawiki. The owner requested the wiki again in Special:RequestWikiQueue/17830. Thank you. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 10:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

R4356th Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 14:40, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Spam-only accounts on testwiki that needs locking:

They are spambots that have triggered the abuse logs more than multiple times and they need to be locked. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:22, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 I'll Yes check.svg lock these spam only accounts, but for the future, if you could wait until you have, say, at least ten (10) spam only accounts to lock, that would be preferred—at least for those which are only hitting the abuse filters. If they're getting past the abuse filters, then that's a different story, and you can report them individually or as a small batch. Dmehus (talk) 19:37, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Okay. On that note, I'll make a big batch of separate spam-only accounts if they trigger the abuse logs next time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:07, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:32, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Do these usernames violate the Username Policy?

While yes, they are indeed old, but should they be locked on account of them being Username policy violations? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:23, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 Yes, all Yes check.svg locked as Username Policy violations and long-term abuse. These were likely just missed as that LTA has been quite prolific at creating vandalism only accounts. Did you find these from searching the nonciclopediawiki's Special:ListUsers list, or from typing similar usernames into Special:CentralAuth? Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus The latter, of course. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:39, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Oh okay, I was just curious, and actually thought you were going to say the former. Dmehus (talk) 20:40, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh, yeah almost forgot one:
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Dmehus: Almost forgot these ones as well: Wedhro il Degustanerchie di Muli Wedhro il Degustanerchie di Muli DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Locked too. Dmehus (talk) 23:29, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
You forgot to lock the second one I've linked to as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:30, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
The second one you linked is the same as the first one, unless that was a typographical error? If so, what's the second one? Dmehus (talk) 23:31, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
This one. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:32, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
And this will be my last one on Username policy violations for the rest of today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:34, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Both now Yes check.svg locked as well. Dmehus (talk) 23:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
You're welcome. Hopefully, that should be it on those LTAs for now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:41, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I found more: Wedhromerda2, Fantinaikosfattiicazzituoi, Wedhrolezzo, Mi eccito sessualmente vandalizzando Ninjaclopedia. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:17, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Face-smile.svg Thank you. While the first and third are definitely bad-faith Username Policy violations, the other two may not be. In any case, they're all long-term abuse, so have been Yes check.svg locked. Dmehus (talk) 14:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, looks like I missed this account as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:57, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes check.svg Locked too. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

I quit and I want my account globaled

I was falsely banned and accused of being a user named WG8686 in which I never heard of. I worked on good pages on the reception wikis, and they treat me like this? Please global my account.

Thank you, Crowbar (talk) 17:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Crowbar I'm sorry to hear that. I'll urge you to reconsider, as I'm not certain why DarkMatterMan4500 and DeciduousWater534 have suspected you to be related to Willg8686, as I'm personally not seeing the relation based on my quick look so far. It would displease me if their suspicions are indeed incorrect. Dmehus (talk) 17:12, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Ill reconsider as long as they don't falsely ban me, I spent a bunch of time on these wikis. And they might delete my work, I am scared... Crowbar (talk) 17:14, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Also they use the sockpuppet term incorrectly, instead of just saying alternative account. Crowbar (talk) 17:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Crowbar Do you have any alternate/alternative accounts, though? If so, which prior username(s) have you used? Dmehus (talk) 17:20, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
No I don't, I only used this account only Crowbar (talk) 17:23, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

We started to suspect that he is a sockpuppet because we know that Willg (WG8686) is a known fan of WWE, and Crowbar asked why a page about one of their games was deleted. This arouses three questions: How does he know the page's creator was blocked for sockpuppeting? How does he know about the page getting deleted? And how does he know what the page looked like prior to deletion? --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 17:22, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Being a fan of something is not a valid reason of accusing me of being a user I don't even know... It's like Smallafro Games being a fan of WWE, and you guys accuse him of being a user he doesn't know. Crowbar (talk) 17:24, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Also can you use the term alternative accounts instead of sockpuppeting, it's often misused. Crowbar (talk) 17:25, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
DeciduousWater534 Face-smile.svg Thank you for that. Good questions, and good diff. While Crowbar could know that the page was deleted and who created it from the page creation and deletion logs, your point is a good one in that they would not have access to view the content of the page. Crowbar, how did you know what the content of the page was, and why it was deleted? Dmehus (talk) 17:26, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I remembered being a guest (having no miraheze account) and checked out pages before I made a account on here. I usually read pages on Reception Wikis can I can learn how to make pages like those. Crowbar (talk) 17:28, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
And I checked out the page way before it was deleted. Crowbar (talk) 17:29, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

I advise doing a CheckUser, I have a feeling this discussion is going to go nowhere without one. --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 17:36, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Its obviously not going to show up as multiple accounts, since my account is newer than that user... Crowbar (talk) 17:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
And not to be mean, DeciduousWater. You are kinda a hypocrite there, since you falsely ban me without checking me first... Crowbar (talk) 17:39, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus is doing the CheckUser right now, let's just wait and see what he has to say when he's done. --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 17:41, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Keep in mind, I am using a public internet connection. So it may be wrong. Crowbar (talk) 17:42, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I have some suspicions about Crowbar. Usually when WillG makes a sockpuppet, he usually edits the Plotagon page on Rotten Websites Wiki (1 2 3 4 5 6 7). Whenever he gets accused of sockpuppeting, he plays the victim and keeps saying we have different IPs, like he did when he used IvanTheGreat and Zangoose. When he realizes he is about to get locked for abuse of accounts, he requests his account to get locked so it won't look like he's a sockpuppet in the Global Account logs like he's doing right now. There's a lot more evidence but that would take forever, so I put the most important evidence. I think Crowbar is WillG. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Crowbar Your account has now been Yes check.svg locked for abusing multiple accounts in contravention of user accounts policy. You would've done yourself well to not engage in a deliberate act of deception. If you do wish to rejoin Miraheze, I'd strongly recommend you wait at least six months, then e-mail Stewards to discuss an appeal of your originally locked account and how you plan to edit on Miraheze, that you will use only one account, and that you will appeal any in-force local blocks through the proper channel(s). Dmehus (talk) 18:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I also don't know if this evidence is true, but he seems to get blocked weeks after he creates his account, so he probably has an account that isn't locked yet. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:12, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh yeah, more evidence: A new user is unlikely to automatically create accounts on Atrocious YTbers Wiki, TF&HW, and Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki because those wikis have been locked and closed months ago, and most wikilinks have been removed by now. WillG was directly responsible for the drama caused there, so it would make sense that he would visit those wikis, because he remembers them and contributed to them. Know what I mean? InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:17, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
*sigh* More evidence. When a user creates a new account, he is most likely, unless he is used to editing MW sites; does not know meta, or how to use colons as indents, or other MW markup. When I first created my account, I barely knew how to use the source editor and markup. Crowbar obviously knew how to use markup here, which is undoubtly fishy. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:24, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
The reason I know all this is that between the time my sockpuppet AppleCrunchy got locked (sorry) to when I got my account back, I was watching Meta the whole time anonymously. I saw reports, account locks, RFcS, RFPS, etc. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:28, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I don't know if we should mention Tyson2002, in which I'm surprised hasn't been locked mainly due to how obvious that it was a sock of WG8686, and also vandalized an article on himself using that said account. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:33, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@DarkMatterMan4500: Seems like a sock I guess. Also please protect Plotagon page on RWW because WG8686 edits it too much. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:36, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Its not like you will care anyways, since Miraheze went downhill because of you guys... Tyson2002 (talk) 18:39, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh yeah, more proof that YOU are a sock. Crowbar, aka WG or YOU, must have been watching this page, so that gave you an idea, which is log in to your account and cause drama again. When will you ever learn!? InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:43, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Please do a CheckUser right away, or just straight up lock Tyson InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:44, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
you guys added drewpickles on AYTW and we hate you for that Tyson2002 (talk) 18:45, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Who's DrewPickles and who's "WE"? There's only one of you, WillG InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:47, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Gotcha! How do you know that DrewPickles is on AYTW? That's more proof you are a master sockpuppeter. Just admit it. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:48, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I've blocked the new account on Meta until someone can lock. We already know they're a sock and that's why the first account here was locked. Unless you have new accounts, let's leave it for stewards to act. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 18:52, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg MrJaroslavik locked Tyson2002 InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:52, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
@InspecterAbdel: Yes check.svg Acknowledged! DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:03, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

I would like DisqusTag

May I please have DisqusTag Sirlance3000 (talk) 21:28, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Sirlance3000 In addition to your wiki, I will also need the applicable Disqus forum ID. Dmehus (talk) 21:37, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser Investigate Tools

Hello,

With the 1.36 update, MediaWiki Engineering will able to make available the new Investigate pages documented here. We'd like to let you know and encourage any feedback if either the community or Stewards have any.

We also encourage once available the responsible testing of both the new and old tools. You are welcome to appropiately test via test3wiki or proxy requests if you know how.

We will make a further post on CN when 1.36 is available for testing.

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around)
For the MediaWiki Engineering Team
08:22, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy policy exemption

Hi!

I would like to request for a permanent dormancy policy exemption for waldenses.miraheze.org as I do not expect anyone to edit it as much (even at all). It covers a topic that has received little attention for centuries, and that wiki serves as one of a few pockets of the Waldenses. I intend to include the entirety of the English translation of La Nobla Leyczon and maybe some background about Peter Waldo and the tradition’s history leading to the modern age, but I don’t see myself editing the wiki beyond that or even writing all of that one after another so there may be no edits for months on end.

I hope my request gets accepted. Thank you. Poor Man (talk) 18:43, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Poor Man Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy for your waldenseswiki, which I've now assessed. Indeed, you, Nyl, and Matttest have provided all of the contributions to the wiki, so the wiki is indeed edited by few editors and, as you say, when it's complete, will not require frequent editing. Thus, in terms of that aspect, I do see a need for an indefinite exemption to Dormancy Policy. However, it is only six (6) pages, each of which are not particularly long. This in and of itself is not necessarily a problem, as there can always be exception cases. You do note that you plan to include the "entirety of the English translation of La Nobla Leyczon" and "maybe some background Peter Waldo and the tradition's history leading to the modern age," would you be able to complete at least the entirety of the English translation and the background page(s) about Peter Waldo first, then re-request this exemption? Also, separately from this exemption request, the concern I have is that I noticed you have revision deleted the contributions other contributor(s) to this wiki, and it's unclear why as there are no log summaries stating the reason. While I do see your wiki's content is in the public domain, that doesn't necessarily mean that users' contributions have to be hidden. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 19:01, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
@Nyl is a friend but due to that alias being used in other instances as well we decided to just hide his edit history in wikis which he has started but I have picked up. I don’t wish to go into details but he should be able to explain it further if need be.
Thank you for your response. I’ll try to finish the aforementioned pages, but all in all they would probably number no more than 20 or 30 pages as the text I mentioned is quite short and the only tangible piece of early Waldensian literature that we have. Poor Man (talk) 19:35, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Poor Man Ah, okay, that's fine then regarding the reason for the revision deletion of Nyl's contributions. If they requested it, that's totally fine. I just wanted to make sure that, say, if I helped by contributing to that wiki, my contributions wouldn't be revision deleted (unless I requested it, of course). 20-30 pages would be fine. So what I will say is this, when you have about 20-30 pages, just come back here and either add to this thread (if it's not been archived) or start a new thread (if it has been). Dmehus (talk) 19:47, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Locked out of my wiki...

That awkward moment when you forget about that "joke" Abuse Filter that you made a while back, and then you go to make an edit with the word "tortoise" in it, and the filter strips you of all of your permissions, including bureaucrat, and then blocks you indefinitely after removing your autoconfirmed status... looks like I made it a little too over-powered. It's a private wiki too, nobody else has bureaucrat there, and my alt account's administrator privileges don't have block/unblock abilities. Strange, the filter didn't work like it was supposed to, it was supposed to not affect me. Anyway, could someone please restore my bureaucrat status on TurtleWiki? Thanks! Turtle84375 (talk) 00:35, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Turtle84375 Pictogram voting wait.svg Looking.... Dmehus (talk) 00:37, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Yes check.svg Rights restored after unblocking. I'd recommend also disabling that abuse filter. As well, I'm not sure if it will be possible for you to regain your autoconfirmed implicit user group (though I suspect probably not, or not easily anyway). Dmehus (talk) 00:43, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Filter disabled, further crises averted, phew! It's actually easy to restore implicit autoconfirmed, in the Abuse Filter management, under the "Debugging tools" tab, there's an option at the bottom of the page to "restore autoconfirmed" for specific users. I'll try not to kick myself out again :) Turtle84375 (talk) 00:49, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Oh that's interesting that the autoconfirmed user group can be restored through the AbuseFilter's "debugging tools," as I thought I'd read, or perhaps another Consul on TestWiki told me, that it could not be restored. Anyway, yeah, in your case, because you were blocked on a private wiki to which no one else held local rights, only Stewards could unblock you. Dmehus (talk) 01:15, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I alternatively could have unblocked myself with the bureaucrat rights (they allow "unblock self"), I just needed someone to restore them for me :) Thanks for doing that, though! Turtle84375 (talk) 04:03, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Turtle84375 Oh, yeah, that's true to. It's good that you have the ability to unblock one's self as part of your bureaucrat group. Dmehus (talk) 13:50, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

More spambots to globally lock:

All of these ones are spam-bots, including those 6 user accounts that I've actively blocked on the Crappy Games Wiki, and if you look at all 6 of their user pages, it's obvious that the spam-bots are repeating the same thing by using external links. So, feel free to lock them at any time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:35, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

And another spambot to add to this list. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:40, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Blog posts repeating themselves

On the Awesome Games Wiki, whenever I try to post a blog post, I write a title and post the page, only to be given an error that a page of that name already exists. I keep trying to post it, changing the name, but I'm still given the error message. Eventually, I give up and come back to the "New Blog Posts" section to find all of the times I tried to post a page with the different titles show up, despite being told I can't use the title. I'm not the only one who has this problem either. I'm also not sure if this is a problem on the other wikis or just Awesome Games Wiki, but it's becoming a problem. Please help! TigerBlazer (talk) 13:04, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi, we have a similar report on Phabricator. So this is known and you can follow the advancement there. HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 13:51, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Delete my wiki please

Hi, I started a wiki recently but am now in very poor health. I won't be able to work on it as planned for quite some time and have my content saved for when I will be able to. Can you please close my wiki? (tiltedcerebrum.miraheze.org). Thank you!
 TiltedCerebrum (talk) 01:37, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

TiltedCerebrum I'm terribly sorry to hear about the change in your health, and hope things improve for you. Before I process your wiki deletion request, have you exported backups of your wiki's XML and image files using Special:DataDump? Dmehus (talk) 01:41, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Dmehus, yes I have. Thanks for deleting, I most likely will be back when things level out again :)
TiltedCerebrum (talk) 15:21, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
TiltedCerebrum No problem, though I hadn't actually deleted it yet as I was waiting for your confirmation that you have all the exports of your wiki. Per your above request's stated reasoning, I have now Yes check.svg deleted your personal wiki to which only you have contributed. Best wishes for an improvement to your health condition, and look forward to having you back here soon! :) Dmehus (talk) 15:45, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Can someone lock my account?

I want to leave Miraheze because someone was harassing me over a fanmade TV channel. I seriously don't want to talk about the backstory so I just want to lock it and that's all. Fomantisboy35 (talk) 05:15, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Fomantisboy35 Firstly, harassment isn't acceptable, so this is of interest to Stewards to investigate. If you'd prefer to share concerns privately, please e-mail stewards at miraheze.org, by privately identifying the parties involved, timelines of harassment, permalinks to relevant diffs, and background on your complaint. Secondly, regarding your request for a lock, to ensure that this is something with which you wish to proceed, please confirm by way of a reply to this thread that this is the course of action you wish to take, and it will be honoured. Dmehus (talk) 13:34, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I would like to proceed. Fomantisboy35 (talk) 16:19, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Fomantisboy35 Very well, we're sorry to see you go. Should you wish to return to Miraheze, you can either (a) e-mail Stewards to request an unlock or (b) create a new account, taking care to not edit on any wikis where Fomantisboy35 was still blocked. Dmehus (talk) 16:39, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

InputBox

Can you add the InputBox extension to mywikipedia.miraheze.org? Iron Sword 22 (talk) 18:18, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Iron Sword 22 You should be able to enable this in Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki as, to my knowledge, it requires no special permissions. It's under the "parser hooks" tab. I do agree, rather strongly, that extensions are not organized in the best manner, and a single alphabetically arranged Special:ManageWiki/extensions was easier to find an extension. Dmehus (talk) 18:20, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Is it possible for you to globally block my account?

Hello. I thought really long and hard about this, but I've finally made my decision. I don't want this account anymore. I don't wanna be associated with the reception wikis anymore. I know theres more to here then the reception wikis, but thats mostly what its known for. I don't like this place, and I wanna focus on other things. Theres a bunch of pointless vendetta here anyways. So, please, since there isn't an option to delete an account, I would like my account to be globally blocked. Anonymy (talk) 14:36, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Anonymy I do agree with some of the sentiments expressed regarding the Reception/Qualitipedia wikis. We're sorry to see you leave, but this is Yes check.svg done per your request. If you ever do wish to return, feel free to e-mail stewards at miraheze.org to request an unlock, or just create a new account, following user accounts policy of course, and create a new identity to focus on wikis other than the Reception/Qualitipedia wikis. Dmehus (talk) 14:45, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Hoole History & Heritage Society: Exemption from Dormancy Policy

Hi,

Our wiki http://hoolehistoryheritagesociety.miraheze.org/ has now been migrated from our old site. As such, we may not be updating information as frequently going forward. The society intends to contribute new articles approximately monthly, however, due to the small number of members, limited resources and potential for the unforeseen, this may not happen reliably, as such a single missed article could arguably put us in jeopardy of breaching the 60 day rule. We would therefore appreciate it if we could be exempt from the dormancy policy or the timeframes be increased significantly in our case.

Many thanks for your previous assistance,

Michael & Peter. HooleHistory (talk) 23:12, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Michael & Peter, thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy for your hoolehistoryheritagesocietywiki wiki and for moving it to stewards' noticeboard, which you originally requested on Phabricator in #T7220. I have now assessed your request. In terms of need, as both the only contributor to your heritage society's organization coordination wiki, at least as far as the Miraheze version is concerned, and because your wiki is both (a) complete or nearly complete and (b) a historical archive for the social, genealogical, and cultural elements of the Hoole geographic area of the United Kingdom, this is easily met. In terms of sufficient content intended to be read and, in this case, preserved, with nearly 200 content pages in your wiki's (Main) namespace together with nearly as many media files in your wiki's File: namespace, this, too, is easily met. Thus, I'm Yes check.svg granting your wiki the requested exemption indefinitely as such. Please note that this is an indefinite exemption, not a permanent exemption, and should your needs change or your wiki no longer requires it, please do let us know via this noticeboard. Face-smile.svg Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 04:43, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
A minor correction, though, to clarify a potential misunderstanding re: Dormancy Policy, though. Note that wikis are not deleted per Dormancy Policy after 60 days. Rather, they're merely closed, but can be reopened at any time up to a further 135 days from the time of closure by any bureaucrat or by a Steward following a request at requests for adoption. Nonetheless, as an exempted wiki, this will not apply to your wiki, but I did want to clarify this. Dmehus (talk) 04:45, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Name change

Hi, I sent a request to change my username from EijiZeBoi to EijiDoesThings. I'd like you to cancel that request as I actually like the username I have now and don't want to change it.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 02:45, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Eiji Face-smile.svg Thank you for reaching out. I was actually about to reach out to you regarding your recent global rename request, as the proposed rename was quite a minor change and I did note you've had quite a few global renames in the past year or so, usually with each with some variation of "Eiji." I also noticed that after some of your prior renames, either you registered alternate accounts or someone else registered impersonation accounts on your old usernames. Plus, you do have nearly 15,000 global edits, so that does make multiple global renames problematic. At any rate, I'm glad that you have decided to cancel your global rename request, as what I was going to suggest to you instead is to register EijiDoesThings, or some other similar username, as an alternate account. As long as you don't use your alternate account in a deceptive manner or on wikis where your main account is currently locally blocked, there's nothing wrong with that. As a recommended practice, you can also list any alternate accounts you own on either your Meta user page or your global user page. Dmehus (talk) 04:17, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Request for dormancy exemption

Hello. I wanted to request a dormancy exemption for SocDemWiki, if possible. I am currently hospitalized and I can't guarantee that I will be able to edit regularly. GR (talk) 21:24, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

GR Firstly, I'm sorry to hear about your hospitalization, and hope you recover soon. Secondly, thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. Content wise, your wiki definitely has sufficient content, much of it original content, intended to be read by real people. In terms of need, while your wiki is fairly active, looking at Special:ListUsers on your wiki, it looks like most of the contributions to your wiki have indeed come from you, with Benzix and TheDLCguy in second and third, respectively. A few others have made a handful of edits, but generally speaking, roughly 98% of the edits to your wiki have been by the three of you. On that basis, and assuming your activity level on the wiki stays diminished, I think we can justify an indefinite exemption; it's just when you're back, you are indeed very active. As well, keep in mind that there only needs to be one recent change (edit or log action) on your wiki every 45 days to prevent it from becoming inactive. Would a one year exemption to Dormancy Policy be sufficient, or would you prefer an indefinite exemption, subject to review later if your wiki's activity levels change materially? Dmehus (talk) 21:50, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Doug. A 1 year exemption would be fine. Thanks for the help. GR (talk) 07:18, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
GR Thanks for the quick response. Exemption to Dormancy Policy Yes check.svg granted for one year per your stated reason above and because you expect a limited number of your wiki's regular editors to have greatly diminished activity levels for the foreseeable future on a wiki with content intended to be read by real people. This can be extended beyond this timeframe, including indefinitely, as required. Dmehus (talk) 08:44, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

MrJaroslavik's permissions

Hello Stewards, Please remove my wiki creator and global sysop permissions. Also i don't want have this done by DM, please respect that, thanks for understanding.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 09:22, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

I apologize in advance if the reason for this resignation is an obvious one but as you have noticed I am not always around and active. If it is not too much would you be willing to express the reason of your departure? I find it very unfortunate that a helpful Global Sysop has suddenly decided to leave the project without an explation. DeeM28 (talk) 13:29, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello @DeeM28: I think you know reason for this step. I didn't mentioned it because i don't want create more conflicts. But where i said i leaving project? I will definitely come back in few months if things and atmosphere will be better. I really don't want be active on project where is hostile atmosphere only because one user that ignore all raised concerns and taking more and more power (or hats if you want). That is all i can say, thank you.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:33, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I, too, would like you to stay because you have been a big part of Miraheze. However, I can’t decide for you, and if you decide to leave, then you’re always welcome back. --Anton (talk) 13:41, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your message,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:33, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I understand. I confess that I did have a suspicion that this was the reason but I did not want to speculate and preferred to make sure that my suspicion was correct. I still think it is unfortunate that you are resigning your global sysop permissions because that will only hurt the community itself and not the user who you are in conflict with. I have attempted to propose solutions to this dispute which centers on different working methods and different strong perceptions. I doubt looking at it this way can make things better but it seems to me that the community would be able to judge if someone was maliciously trying to collect hats and would stop such a person by not electing them. If the community chooses to elect a person it is sure that the community sees something good in that person.
As for solution to the conflict I have proposed one: to create a guide on Meta. It appears that it was not very liked but I do not understand how it is possible to proceed otherwise? The conflict arises from different views and unless the community as a whole decides which view is the one they want to accept why should one view prevail? Here is an example: User 1 thinks strongly that users who edit with their IP address logged out should be Oversighted without request and sees this as common sense. User 2 thinks the users need to request before oversight and also sees this as common sense. The only way to decide on a rule is for the community to vote on it. The notion of common sense is not helpful because it is relative and not absolute. I wished that everyone involved would be willing to find a common solution and guide rather than insist on a specific view and call it the "common sense" or insist that it is the correct and only view. I am sad to see you resign from your global rights and hope you decide to return. DeeM28 (talk) 11:03, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
DeeM28 Wouldn't this involve enforcing policies that haven't been enforced for quite a while, or no? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:00, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello @DeeM28: I see is that he ignores all concerns. I also see that he is not willing to change anything. I don't want hurt that user, i want to be inactive on project where - you saw that in my reply above. Also i am one user, it's not such a blow to the project, right? It may be selfish, but I gave reasons for this step.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 12:26, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your time contributing in these roles. John (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Please Remove My (R4356th) Rights

It has been great cooperating with other Wiki Creators and Interwiki Administrators over the months in our respective duties but with some users continuously harassing me, I have decided to resign my IW Admin and WC rights. Please remove them (if you are not Dmehus). Thank you. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 10:06, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

I am sorry to hear that you have been experincing harassment here. With the risk of sounding insensitive, why not report the people who have been harassing you and get them to leave rather than allowing them to win and to get you to resign? I would imagine you mean off-wiki and off-Meta harassment. I cannot help to notice the timing of this resignation and am doubtful that it has nothing to do with MrJaroslavik's resignation and is a coincidence but I am puzzled and disappointed at the news of these very sudden resignations. It is a great misfortune for this project to be losing two volunteers and I wish that this can be resolved in another way rather than a resignation with no explanation. DeeM28 (talk) 13:29, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Honestly, the reason should be crystal clear to anyone familiar with the matter. I cannot find any logical reason for hanging around somewhere your voice is not heard. The Board promised to take the good standing of T&S Responders but did not follow through (see the minutes from the last Board meeting) and the appointed T&S Responder is still busy acting on his personal grievances towards me and possibly even some others. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 12:47, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
The Board did take into account the good standing of all candidates - deciding not to progress on one who was not readily and clearly established in a strong community position at the time. As the said person is now actively involved in a position led by the company, this opens up a neutral method for you to ensure appropriate action occurs namely through the use of complaints procedure, particularly if the things you are mentioning are true. These problems were not apparent in the recent discussions where the community expressed there was still a case of the user being in good standing for the community, and neither is it noted that any complaint regarding the appointment has been raised with the Board until I came across this public comment. Owen (talk) 13:19, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry you're leaving here too. You have also been important here in the community. Hopefully we’ll be back someday sometime. --Anton (talk) 13:43, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I wish you good luck in your future life. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 14:46, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your time contributing in these roles. John (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
John With MrJaroslavik's resignation of Global Sysop, who's going to replace him anyways? (That is, if I'm allowed to ask at all.) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:16, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
There are no upper or lower limits on members of Global Sysop. Any community member can nominate themselves at any time, either before the rights were removed. If no one nominates themselves and passes a request successfully, then no one would in theory 'replace' them. John (talk) 20:26, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
John So I guess there's no limit to that, is there? I mean, just having Reception123 as a global sysop just doesn't sound fair to me. While he's absolutely the most active Global Sysop, don't you think there needs to be more than just 1 though? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:46, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I do think there needs to be more. John (talk) 00:24, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for removing them. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 22:35, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Listing of spambots from Celeste Wiki

Hey all. I'm suffering from a recent spam invasion on Celeste Wiki. Would it be possible to CU-/16 and g-lock them, and if possible, block any IP ranges which are spamming? Thanks!

I've requested an NDA for the purposes of hopefully eventually being able to get local checkuser so I no longer have to ask here (or ask on the Miraheze discord). Anyways, that is all... for now. Thanks! Celeste (talk) 21:38, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Celeste Yeah, I've noticed, and I've Yes check.svg done the second through fourth ones, but haven't had a chance to reply to you on Discord. I've just noticed the last one, and missed the first one, so will do that as well. Dmehus (talk) 21:43, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Alrighty. Sorry for the doubleping! I'm just exhausted from the extensive amount of spam that has been coming in, and I feel helpless when it comes to purging them. Celeste (talk) 21:49, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Celeste No problem (and the final accounts are now locked, and global rangeblocks implemented). Yeah...the spam only accounts are a problem. I have a couple ideas, one is an abuse filter that prevents account creation, which I'm testing on TestWiki. Another is enabling StopForumSpam as either a global or default extension on Miraheze, but likely requires having Site Reliability Engineering set up a cron (weekly, perhaps?) to have the blacklisted IP list downloaded and updated on Miraheze servers. A final one is further refinement of our existing global spam filters, which I'm going to discuss with Void and John about improvements that can be made. Dmehus (talk) 21:55, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I also wonder whether a bunch of Leaseweb global blocks expired. Perhaps John or Void wouldn't mind putting together a mass global block and nuking the Leaseweb ASN(s)? Dmehus (talk) 21:56, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Personally, I am only really skilled at spam countering via IP rangeblocks (which I generally put on for five years) and abuse filters. Feel free to consult me considering the latter; an improved anti-spam filter could be as simple as a three-strikes-and-you-are-out system. Celeste (talk) 21:59, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Please delete Dreadful Books Wiki

Hi. I'm the creator and former owner of dreadfulbooks.miraheze.org. I'd really want you to delete the wiki as I completely regret ever creating it due to them being part of the Reception Wikis/Qualitipedia. Don't just close it. Remove it completely.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:14, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Eiji While you may have founded that wiki, as it's an active wiki with a fairly active community, you'd need to establish consensus of that wiki's community to request that it be deleted. If negative actions were taken against you for starting that discussion, then that would be something Stewards could be requested to help mediate. However, as of right now, absent serious Content Policy problems on the wiki which local administrators have not remediated, there's nothing for Stewards to do here. Dmehus (talk) 23:23, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Spambots from ahinfoboxeswiki

Got a couple of spambots:

Arcversintalk 23:54, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Arcversin Yes, and I did notice a third one from your ahinfoboxeswiki as part of locking some other ones. Anyway, those two are now Yes check.svg locked, with applicable global block(s) effected as well. Dmehus (talk) 00:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Spam-bots on their user pages from Crappy Games Wiki to lock:

Their profile on their user pages are very identical to each other, and has similar external links. Should they be locked? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:50, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

@Dmehus: Whoops, forgot this one:
Sauvril. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Ah, yes, the sneakier type of spam only account—the ones that use their social profiles. Anyway, Yes check.svg locked all and effected applicable global blocks. You may want to consider using Special:EditProfile to blank out their spammy link description section, then deleting their social profile. Dmehus (talk) 15:29, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Problem is, we don't have that on our Special Pages page on Crappy Games Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:31, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Oh, you probably need to add the editothersprofiles user right to your wiki's sysop group, though you may want to have a discussion with the Crappy Games Wiki community first (maybe at Talk:Crappy Games Wiki, perhaps?) to see (a) if they're okay with administrators having this right and, if so, (b) to defining the conditions where it may be used (i.e., only to remove spam weblinks, serious verbal attack comments towards another user, etc.) Dmehus (talk) 15:37, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Why didn't I think of doing that before? I'm referring to your reply above. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:39, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Sorry to bother you, but someone else reported on Discord that they too, were flooded with spam-bots on of their wikis triggering the abuse logs in recent days. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:32, 4 May 2021 (UTC)