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

On the Stewards' noticeboard, you can request...

  • ...a Steward or Global Sysop lock a spam only or vandalism only account. Note that for vandalism only accounts, the vandalism must meet the global standard definition for vandalism and to be a vandalism only account, there must be no or almost no constructive editing behaviour and, additionally, this behaviour should be occurring on multiple wikis
  • ...additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a Steward, such as local interwiki administrator following a successful election
  • ...a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • ...a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki

or report...

  • ...a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • ...a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per the User accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • ...systemic Code of Conduct problems occurring by one or more user(s) on one or more wiki(s) and/or systemic Content Policy violations on one or more wiki(s). In either case, your report must link to specific revisions and, in the latter case, your report must be both thorough and comprehensive

If you would like to request...


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Inactive Bureaucrat

Request for removal of Bureaucrat/Founder User:OttoVonBisquick on the carnalinstincts wiki. Reason: User hasn't made any edits/has left the community for over a year (Ref: Contrib). I'm pretty much the sole contributor and Bureaucrat for this wiki. (Ref: Contrib) Transgressor (talk) 10:09, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Transgressor, thank you for your request. Can you please notify the user that you've requested a Steward remove their bureaucrat bit via their locally user talk page if they do not respond to your note (within a week or so of you leaving it) that they wish to retain the local permission? If no response, we can remove it in about 5-7 days or so. If your wiki has other recently active contributors besides yourself, you should also add a note on your wiki's Main Page inviting users to provide any comments on OttoVonBisquick's local user talk page. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:57, 7 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus, no response from user. Requesting to proceed with the original issue, thanks. Transgressor (talk) 19:43, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Dmehus - done: see here. I'll get back to you in 5-7 days or earlier, should I receive feedback. Transgressor (talk)
I've reached out to Transgressor via Discord and confirmed there has been no response since the creation of this request, and indeed no activity for a very long time before. Thus, I have Yes check.svg removed all advanced permissions in light of the user's departure, per CoC regarding 'stepping down' and per reasonable concerns expressed to me regarding access control in light of a founder who evidently went completely absent without notice + the co-manager's near singlehanded development of the wiki since then. --Raidarr (talk) 14:19, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Disable my account

I would no longer like to use the Miraheze site. Can my account be disabled? BraceletyFan77 (talk) 12:54, 11 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

BraceletyFan77, okay, this can be done. Please ensure you have a registered, confirmed e-mail address associated to your accoumt, that you remember your account password, and that you save your recovery tokens, if you have two-factor authentication enabled, as you will need them should you wish to either (a) e-mail Stewards stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock or (b) e-mail the Trust and Safety team later to request an anonymization of your account in accordance with the Data Request Process. If possible, can you please reply here confirming the above conditions to be true? Dmehus (talk) 07:04, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry for the late reply but yes, I remember my password, but I don't have an e-mail associated with my account. My account can be locked, I'm leaving Miraheze. - BraceletyFan77 (talk) 17:42, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
BraceletyFan77, okay, I will lock your account. It's technically recoverable, but any private data associated with the account will remain with the account in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Policy, of course. Should you wish to change your mind and request removal in accordance with the GDPR, you will need to e-mail the Trust and Safety team at ts(at)miraheze.org, and they will very likely require a confirmation edit, so it will be imperative you remember the account's username and password in that case. Dmehus (talk) 18:32, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 18:42, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

[Ajhalili2006] Request for userpage redirect for my former username

Requesting exemption from dormancy policy for Godherja wiki (godherja.miraheze.org)

Due to the nature of developing a total conversion mod for a game, there will be breaks in activity where all the information is up to date and there isn't much to add until a new patch is dropped. As a result, we would like to request an exemption from the dormancy policy. :)

If you want to check out the mod and its popularity you can check its workshop page: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2326030123 ReciterofPoetry (talk) 02:56, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ReciterofPoetry: my apologies for the delay in processing. I see the wiki already has a well developed theme and the content already there. That said I also note the persistent activity, ongoing development and the many areas of the wiki that appear to need expansion or update (red links, stubs, incomplete content/categories and the like). An exemption is best requested when the break of activity is there and when the content is up to date for what it needs to be to its audience, not as a 'preventative measure' earlier in a wiki's development.
So, I'll follow by asking which applies. Is the wiki still in active development? If so, based on the activity so far I think there will be no DP issues and you won't need this until later on when it is more finished, which would help the longevity of the exemption that's put in place (to reiterate, exemptions are 'indefinite' but also subject to periodic review especially when they've been in place longer). If you think it's reached that point and exemption is still needed or you expect the/your activity to dip unusually (less than one/a few updates a month), I can reassess based on the content that is there right now. --Raidarr (talk) 14:02, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The Wiki has not reached a state of completion just yet. It did enter a hiatus period of seven or eight months a while ago due to one update taking extraordinarily long to release but that was abnormal. That period was the main motive for asking for an exemption since I did need to log in and manually change it several times.
So all that being said, the wiki is indeed still in active development. :) ReciterofPoetry (talk) 00:08, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
ReciterofPoetry, given the above, I think it would be best for you to re-apply for an exemption to Dormancy Policy when your wiki is largely complete. If your wiki's activity is such that you have to reopen your wiki multiple times in a given year, then we could consider an exemption while the wiki is still under construction. Dmehus (talk) 05:31, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'll go with that line of thought then, no worries. ReciterofPoetry (talk) 09:08, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you exempt Food Dye Studios Wiki from Deletion?

This is because, my wiki is almost finished and I don't want my wiki being erased. I want people to able to go to this wiki for visiting information about Super T from the comic book series called, "The Building Showdown". Knowing information about this show and anything that's similar to it. It has some information about the website. Detailing things about what an FDS Account is, its apps and so much more. Kew1119 (talk) 15:47, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Kew1119[reply]

Kew1119, thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy. I will aim to review your request later today, but to ensure there's no misunderstanding, most wikis do not need an exemption. This is because they have at least some level of regular activity. You should, therefore, note that wikis are only marked as "closed" after 60 days of complete inactivity (excluding user names and CentralAuth automatically attaching users to your wiki upon their visitation). Wikis are only marked as deleted after 180 days of complete inactivity (excluding the same as above and no log actions, no edits, nothing). They are still restorable at this stage by Stewards upon request of an existing contributor. As well, it's important to note that wiki databases are not dropped when they are marked for deletion; it can be anywhere from a minimum of two weeks after being marked for deletion and indefinitely; the decision is based on SRE's needs. Finally, for public wikis, one of our SRE volunteers regularly uploads XML dumps of all public wikis, usually at least semi-annually. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:00, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

change my name

change it to “that guy in the corner” Poop fart748 (talk) 15:47, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Poop fart748, thank you for requesting a global rename. That username is overly generic and That guy [...] seems to be a meme used by cross-wiki vandalism only accounts. Therefore, if I might ask you to pick a sufficiently specific username to identify yourself, one which doesn't violate our Username Policy, of course. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
How about king of grass Poop fart748 (talk) 18:05, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Poop fart748, King of grass should be fine, yes. Will you plan to keep that name for at least the next 12-24 months, if not longer? Dmehus (talk) 18:12, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah Poop fart748 (talk) 18:16, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
WAIT QUEEN OF GRASS NOT KING Poop fart748 (talk) 18:20, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Poop fart748, locked in, final choice? Dmehus (talk) 18:33, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Poop fart748 (talk) 18:36, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Poop fart748, thank you. While you may have locked in your choice in name. Unfortunately, recent events have superceded that, and your account is now Yes check.svg locked back up in their sock drawer. Please see also User talk:Octahedron foundation. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:46, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enabling SemanticMediaWiki for Conworlds

On behalf of the Constructed Worlds Wiki, I am requesting the SemanticMediaWiki extension to be enabled on the wiki. Thank you!  Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 02:02, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Centrist16, this has been Yes check.svg done. Please note that this is an experimental feature, may be disabled at a moment's notice with or without warning, and that you should retain regular XML dumps of your wiki. There was an uncaught issue that did not produce itself during the testing phase on our test environment. It will require SRE being available to run a MediaWiki maintenance script after the Steward enables. We will update the documentation. Anyway, Universal Omega, has now Yes check.svg re-enabled it following the MediaWiki maintenance script being run. As well, you should know that it disabled your WikiBase Client extension, as it was incompatible. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Exemption Policy

Hi, I wrote back in mid March to see if I could get an exemption to dormancy checkmark on my page, someone responded but I never heard anything further. Is this something I can get please? Thank you, Ellohyin
My previous post with steward response is pasted below.
Exemption from Dormancy Policy
I would like to ask that My Wiki have the check box for Exemption from Dormancy Policy ticked. The wiki is a private, personal project/co-op with one other. The wiki is strictly for information to do with the project and will only be sporadically added to at this point. We have outlined the majority of the information that has been and will be added. Thank you. Ellohyin (talk) 01:31, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
I'll aim to review your request this weekend, as this needs more time. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:26, 17 March 2022 (UTC) Ellohyin (talk) 10:17, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Just putting a pin on this post to avoid it being prematurely archived; I have heard that Dmehus intends to catch up on these things within the week, though I admit the timeline may not be reassuring considering initial archiving and I'll be looking at catchup soon if this timeline is no longer feasible. --Raidarr (talk) 19:25, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please globally lock my account?

I’m starting to lose some interest in these Qualitipedia wikis and feel like I did a bit of a poor job on some of them (e.g. creating lots of articles in very little time on the Shows & Episodes wikis, some were biased and nitpicky - even though it was because of the episodes being in their show articles' bad/good episode lists anyway. Although I stopped doing that in recent months). I’ll still scroll through some of these wikis at times, albeit never signed in. Connall2021 (talk) 13:31, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Connall2021: I'm very sorry to see you leave the platform. :( DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:41, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I share DarkMatterMan4500's thoughts and am sorry to see you leave Miraheze as a user and hope that you will one day decide to rejoin us. Yes check.svg Locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:13, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Connall2021, I echo Reception123's and DarkMatterMan4500's thoughts as well, and, additionally, wish to let you know to be sure to remember your account password, should you wish to request an unlock of this account. Should you change your mind, you may e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org. Dmehus (talk) 05:09, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please Delete TurtleWiki

Following this diff in which both TurtleWiki bureaucrats have agreed to delete the wiki on the pretense that it is a private wiki for personal world-building and the founder no longer wishes the content to be available online, I would like to request said expedited deletion of TurtleWiki. Additionally, if possible, I would like to have all of TurtleWiki's content & data removed from Miraheze, including its content archives (as referenced in the Miraheze ToU). Thank you for understanding, Turtle84375 (talk) 07:45, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Turtle84375: while there may be followup with addressing backups and other technical means I am less aware of (especially with the invocation of ToU), the specified wiki is Yes check.svg deleted by reasonable request, natural right as a more private wiki and properly gathered consent. --Raidarr (talk) 10:39, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: Thank you, I will await said followup. Turtle84375 (talk) 19:58, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for OAuth2 client approval for client ID 9d641669f3adc6d56cdedb54350ea77b

NOTE: This OAuth client approval request was from this Phabricator Maniphest task, but requested to be moved here by an sysadmin for visibility.

I would like to request for consumer client approval of the development OAuth2 client for the Verification Endpoint API Discord bot and details about how we implement it are within this wiki page on Recap Time squad Wiki.

Due to how we deploy stuff in Autocode (we use separate OAuth client ID-secret combo for production, among other secrets), I would like to approve the development OAuth client first, and then I'll request for the production one soon when start shipping features to production in the future. I would also like to remove the OAuth1.0a version of it with its client ID a09e77cfd46050e4d875af5e09579c77 since I decided to use the OAuth2 version of it instead.

@RhinosF1: The code for my OAuth2 client implementation is available for review on https://gitlab.com/RecapTime/infra/rtapp-verify-backend-autocode/-/tree/main, though its not yet production-ready so I'm currently testing it in development deploys and I'm not sure if authorization_code grant type is allowed here since I'm being thrown by some errors saying that grant_type isn't valid during token exchange process. Andrei Jiroh (Miraheze Meta user talk or local wiki | contribs across wiki farm | send email) 15:21, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I also want to request OAuth client approval for the production client too (client ID: ea15c17b8ac9979831462531453c06e5), since it also uses the same code, through production release processes apply. Andrei Jiroh (Miraheze Meta user talk or local wiki | contribs across wiki farm | send email) 02:54, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your request. A member of SRE will review this soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:33, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Andrei Jiroh, I've asked a member of the SRE team to action your reasonable request. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Approved, transparent and links to the source code. Paladox (talk) 16:16, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, mate, and also I'll mark this thread as resolved and archived. Andrei Jiroh (Miraheze Meta user talk or local wiki | contribs across wiki farm | send email) 03:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Crappy GachaTubers Wiki

Should this wiki be closed now? The REQC about closing it has been around for a while now. Also, Dreadful Restaurants and Foods Wiki is closed, however is it possible that the Hungry Jack's page could be imported to the Chill Place if @TigerBlazer: is okay with it? I would like the page to be kept as it's about more than just the quality of the food and much rather the company overall. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 07:59, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'm inclined towards outright deletion of CGTW both by the vote and by its inherent contradiction with the content policy. That said, as an (early) voter on the matter I will defer until I've consulted with Dmehus on taking the action. --Raidarr (talk) 08:42, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
FatBurn0000, there are definitely some pages (at least half) which violate Content Policy, some more seriously and others in a more mild way. In terms of your local RfC, which you only were able to get started due to my disabling the Moderation extension, to allow a community voice besides just the sole bureaucrat and administrator, there is a somewhat weak consensus in favour of either deletion or closure, renaming, and rebranding into a different wiki, focusing on crappy gachatube content/videos, as opposed to chiefly crappy gachatubers/persons, as it is now, looking strictly at the nosecount of four in favour of either deletion or closure, rename, and rebrand and two opposed, including the bureaucrat/sysop, FranciscoLol2009. Ordinarily, I might normally prefer locking the wiki and making it private such cases, to allow for the wiki to be rebranded and rebuilt, but since the original wiki request lacked clarity and specificity, with former wiki creator SA 13 Bro raising concerns, presumably, with respect to Content Policy and former wiki creator Amanda Catherine feeling it was "fine" and approving it (which, as an aside, is a bit ironic since Amanda Catherine was not one of the more liberal wiki creators and SA 13 Bro tended to be, at times, based on my observations). Secondarily, since FranciscoLol2009 has made only two edits and two log actions, one of which was to reinstate the Moderation extension despite not being sufficiently active enough to appropriately moderate edits from non-automoderated users wanting to participate in the discussion, I have no confidence any needed remediation would take place. Moreover, excluding redirects in (Main) namespace, non-Content Policy violation pages, and the local RfC, there were a grand total of less than 10 stub-class (or less) content pages. Thus, there would be no loss in content. Finally, I do feel any renamed and rebranded wiki request, from whoever wants to take it up, whether it be FatBurn0000, FranciscoLol2009, or someone else, should have to go through a more thorough vetting by wiki creators. Accordingly, this has been Yes check.svg deleted. Dmehus (talk) 04:03, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I request to globally lock my account

I request to globally lock my account. This account is no longer active, and I've since moved to User:ZeusDeeGoose. This is to protect it against vandalism and other malicious purposes. ZeusDeeGod (talk) 20:41, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Confirming here that this is indeed me. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 21:02, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Locked Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:44, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to Block Posting@取るに足らないwiki

I request to block User:障害は個性@取るに足らないWiki from posting. This user has been vandalizing pages and we are in the process of requesting a posting block from the local administrator, but the response has been delayed.Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 01:59, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

1108-Kiju Yes check.svg Locally blocked for one month per your articulated rationale. Please do let me know if you see any related or potentially related suspicious behaviour from torunitaranwiki. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 04:28, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: I did a lot of reverting on the torunitaranwiki from my recent edits on that wiki. I actually happened to notice the vandalism yesterday, and swiftly reverted the vandalism when it was in progress at the time. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:06, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Put the Crappy GachaTubers Wiki back up

Greetings, I recently noticed my wiki, Crappy GachaTubers Wiki, got taken down because I was inactive. However, I'd like for the Wiki to be back up, I'll do a few changes to it like:

Removing the Moderation

Updating the Wiki Rules

And more important changes

If the wiki can get back up, I would really appreciate it FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 09:51, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@FranciscoLol2009: It was actually taken down due to Content policy concerns, and due to the nature of what the wiki's intent was after it was set up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Not exactly or exclusively, no. Dmehus (talk) 15:56, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
FranciscoLol2009, please see above. There's nothing precluding you from re-requesting a replacement wiki, on a new subdomain, one with a clearer purpose, scope, and topic(s) for your wiki, preferably one which focuses on crappy gachatube content, episodes, or shows, rather than on the tubers, or people, themselves. With less than five or six non-Content Policy violating and non-redirect pages, it should not take you look at all to recreate it. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:56, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I would like my account locked please

Because I've become obsessed with this platform and I think its time I actually quit for good. I've shared my time enough here. Ninjacleod89 (talk) 19:45, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ninjacleod89, Yes check.svg Done, per your request. Please ensure you remember your account password and/or have a current, confirmed e-mail address attached to your account, should you wish to either (a) request an unlock or (b) request to be vanished in some way. Dmehus (talk) 19:49, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ManageWiki Change Request@空想シリーズ/ふぁんシリーズWiki

Since the bureaucrat rights have been removed from this wiki, it is no longer possible to manage the wiki settings. We also request the reinstatement of the bureaucrat and the removal of the chizunet:special:ManageWiki/permissions/空鉄民(一般)#mw-section-group check, as this wiki is now able to grant itself bureaucrat rights simply by registering an account. Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 05:09, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

1108-Kiju, as an interim measure, I have Yes check.svg removed the autopromotion for that user group, due to their not apparently having been any community consensus for this major permission change. Thanks for cleaning up the inadvertently autopromoted users. This should leave one local administrator, who seems fine, given their volume of local edits. This Japanese user group isn't actually equivalent to bureaucrat, though, as it has no managewiki rights. I will investigate deletion of the custom group and restoration of the bureaucrat group tomorrow, but you'd still need to have a local discussion establishing requirements for bureaucrats to be elected and when it may be revoked. Dmehus (talk) 06:19, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for addressing this.I will raise a discussion about bureaucrats on the said wiki. 1108-Kiju/talk 06:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have a question

For some weird reason, I am not able to edit the majority of my preferences on Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki. Does anyone know why? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 10:24, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Editing your preferences (the editmyoptions userright) is only granted to 'crats on that wiki. You can see this at Special:UserGroupRights IAmChaos (talk) 15:15, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, well, @DarkMatterMan4500: could you fix this? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 02:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
FatBurn0000, this isn't something DarkMatterMan4500 can change. This is in the process of being rectified first here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:44, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Could I please hold a bureaucrat election for my wiki?

Hello, My friend/co-manager of my contest contacted a member of your team earlier today in request of changing bureaucrat of my song contest. I believe I have followed the right method on how to follow the election process you told us to follow. The wiki page is Majestic Song Contest with the talk page we created for the notice provided in the link below: https://majesticsongcontest.miraheze.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page

Any help or further guidance would be amazing, Thank you in advance. Benjamin Hardie (talk) 21:27, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Benjamin Hardie, who is seeking election as a bureaucrat on that wiki, and where is the local election? If you're just looking to have the election locally advertised, I can definitely add a local sitenotice for you on that wiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am looking to become the bureaucrat on the wiki, taking over from one of the previous managers (the current bureaucrat).
I added the information onto the link I sent you which will serve as the page where individuals will be able to voice their objections towards me being made bureaucrat. I will promote the wikipedia page on our facebook group (for the contest) so individuals are made aware of it.
It would be perfect if you could add a local sidenote onto the wiki. Benjamin Hardie (talk) 22:02, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Benjamin Hardie, Yes check.svg Done. I'll follow up with your local election request next weekend. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 09:10, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Benjamin Hardie, Yes check.svg Done, please do see my closing commentary. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:43, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enable Semantic MediaWiki

On behalf on RTS I am requesting that Semantic MediaWiki is enabled please. Thanks, BlackHawk (talk) 15:38, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

BlackHawk, this LGTM, but I'll need to check and make sure an SRE team member is around prior to enabling this. Dmehus (talk) 05:58, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus Thanks, I appreciate it. BlackHawk (talk) 09:32, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This is Pictogram voting wait.svg in progress.... I'll update you when all done. Dmehus (talk) 09:22, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 09:42, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Administrative/procedural note: the above {{done}} indicates that the SRE volunteer completed the required running of the MediaWiki maintenance script following the Steward enabling of Semantic MediaWiki on your wiki. RhinosF1 is thanked for his prompt response in running this script. Dmehus (talk) 10:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
BlackHawk, Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 09:59, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Thanks! Would it be possible to also add Semantic Scribunto to work along side SMW please? This would be a huge help! BlackHawk (talk) 14:07, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Global block request: there is a user who keeps vandalizing a wiki every one or two days.

Greetings. I am an editor for the CLG Wiki and over the past few months, there has been a user who either keeps constantly blanking pages or replacing all their content with mostly foul language. This user in particular is named DVD Haas. Of all of his alt. accounts, Wheres the brown boy, Jordanene Jordan ene 7439 7 4 3 9, Vuck You, and so much more (see here for a full list, they're all created for the sole purpose of disruptive editing and vandalism. For example, in one page, GBH Productions to be specific, he replaced everything with "Taken from arthur". Not only that, but he has created several spam pages such as one that threatens one of the admins on the CLG Wiki. If you look at the history of these articles, you can see that he vandalizes these pages to such an extent that they not only get destroyed pretty much every day, but it's also easy to trace which accounts he operates. In fact, he can create up to four accounts a day just to vandalize the site. But not just on the CLG Wiki, but also on its sister site as well; Company Bumpers Wiki: [1]

Today, DVD Haas created three accounts, December 19 2007, You look so fat, and Oreo Cookies with the same goal in mind. I have worries that this cycle will continue with little to no measures taken to protect the CLG Wiki if this user will proceed to create multiple sockpuppets every few or so days with no end on sight. So, I am looking to see if you stewards can do anything regarding this ongoing conflict. Specifically, is it possible that a user who attacks a wiki for weeks on end be IP banned or globally blocked? --Camenati (talk) 23:59, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Camenati: We are well aware of this user constantly creating new sockpuppet accounts to circumvent local blocks and global locks by misusing multiple web hosts or open proxies, kind of like the other 2 users who's also been doing this for months, with the former doing this for nearly 10 months as of this writing, and the latter doing this since back in June 2021. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:08, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Camenati, it is not DVD Haas, despite some local administrators on that/those wikis claiming that it is. Any sock vandal accounts are locked on sight, so your best bet is to report them at #miraheze-cvt on IRC. As well, Stewards will typically perform a CheckUser to soft rangeblock the underlying IP address(es). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:51, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy Exemption for the STARHOPPER Wiki

Hello,

I'd like to request an exemption to the dormancy policy for my wiki located at https://starhopper.miraheze.org/wiki

My reasoning:

It is a wiki meant to archive information sourced from a far more disorganized worldbuilding Discord server I operate in tandem with a friend group. The Discord is private between myself and contributors, but having the wiki allows us to share information to a public viewer base, which ultimately lets fans achieve a deeper and more cohesive understanding of Starhopper lore and artwork without the need to invite them to a disorganized Discord server hosting channels for all the various topics.

Transcribing information from the Discord server currently is an arduous process, and even when the bulk is finished, the Discord server hosts fairly irregular discussion over details in the setting, and whenever some facet of lore is fully established, it is deemed fit to put up onto the wiki and made accessible to others.

My concern is that there may be periods where the project is shelved for some time, potentially exceeding the dormancy policy standards.

I understand that storage space is a premium, and the content I and my friends create is purely for entertainment, but if there is at all a possibility I may have the wiki permanently active, or at least amended to have a far greater lifespan before being considered for deletion, I would be very grateful.

Thank you for your time and patience. EXOBIOTA (talk) 07:03, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

EXOBIOTA, before considering this request, when did you create this wiki, and are you aware that wikis will be unaffected by Dormancy Policy so long as there is at least one logged action or minor edit every sixty (60) days? Furthermore, wikis as such can be reopened by any local bureaucrat, or by a Steward upon request of an existing wiki contributor/editor, via stewards' noticeboard or requests for reopening wikis. Finally, if there's been no edits or logged actions in more than 180 calendar days, they're merely marked for deletion, but still restorable by Stewards under the same conditions. Dmehus (talk) 05:54, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

how do you adopt a page

how do i adopted a page to keep from getting deleted Pantaouma (talk) 16:06, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you explain what you mean by this? Do you mean “adopt a wiki”? Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:18, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To simply ask to open a wiki so it can be edited, there is this request board. To adopt it in the traditional sense, I made a page (a blog, really) about it. --Raidarr (talk) 12:15, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to Block Posting@MWペディア

I request to block User:Eye dont no@MWペディア from posting. This user has been vandalizing pages and we are in the process of requesting a posting block from the local administrator, but the response has been delayed.Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 11:18, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Followup edit that this appears to have been locally managed. --Raidarr (talk) 12:13, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you delete the following wikis and my account?

Could you delete both the New England (ne.miraheze.org) and Sahrawi Mock Election (sadr.miraheze.org) wikis? I plan to do another wiki with another account too, so maybe consider disabling this one too. Thanks! BenIsEditing (talk) 12:29, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@BenIsEditing: Both wikis are now Yes check.svg deleted, you being the founder/only contributor on them. I must ask though - is account disabling (a lock) necessary? You'd be set with a name change here if you wanted to restart. --Raidarr (talk) 16:35, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I request the deletion of the following wikis

Hello everyone. I apologize in advance. I request the removal of the following wikis for several reasons and the main one is for some errors made that prevent the wiki from progressing and others that are for tasks in Phabricator but I prefer the removal:

  • ucronias.miraheze.org
  • ucroniasalt.miraheze.org
  • hispano76.miraheze.org
  • hispano67.miraheze.org

Thanks. Hispano76 (talk) 20:47, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Hispano76: to be honest I'm not sure what you mean with your rationale, but as you are the founder/only contributor and there isn't much on them in any case, this has been Yes check.svg Done for all four. --Raidarr (talk) 16:48, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can anyone tell to Rangerkid51 that I want to talk to him please

 Oscargerardo (talk) 00:25, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please can I talk to Rangerkid51 please, I want to tell him that I regret for what I did, I am now more mature and I change my attitude, I am so sorry for everything, I can speak Spanish and English,@Rangerkid51 I am so sorry for everything, my problem was that I exaggerate the crimes with many villains and in many cases the villains never committed that crimes I know that, I learned my lesson@Rangerkid51, I know that this is my second time that I am banned, I ask you to forgive me, I am with shame for what I did I swear to everybody, I there is something that I can do to be reemded for you and for all this community I will do, I am so try and I regret everything for what I done, I like story and I want to study internationals relations for the next year, forgive me for everything, I understand the situation, I speak and understand the English and Spanish, if you give me a second chance it won't happen again I swear to you and to everybody in this community, this is my only account, I don't have more accounts, Oscargerardo is the only one, good night and have a great day Oscargerardo (talk) 00:49, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Oscargerardo: Then it's best if you reached out to him on his talk page here on Meta, seeing as he has effectively disabled your ability to edit your own talk page. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:24, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
ok thank you Oscargerardo (talk) 01:50, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
but this is my question, how can I find him in this page and talk to him, thank you so much for your time and patience Oscargerardo (talk) 01:52, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Oscargerardo: DarkMatterMan's link is the right page. While it does not exist, Rangerkid51 will still be notified if he checks Meta and/or has global notifications on. If you leave a message and don't have a reply in a week, feel free to follow up here and I'll notify him locally. --Raidarr (talk) 16:37, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Oscargerardo, since Rangerkid51 has an apparent local blocking practice of revoking user talk page access without there having been misuse of user talk pages, as you've made a clear apology here and here, and since he may not have cross-wiki Echo notifications enabled or may not check them regularly, locally engaged with Rangerkid51 and requested he unblock you, with some additional advice. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 09:01, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have change and I am a new man, I promise to all of you Oscargerardo (talk) 21:36, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much Oscargerardo (talk) 21:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I really appreciate that Oscargerardo (talk) 21:30, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You won't regret this decition, I promise Oscargerardo (talk) 21:31, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enable the Hit Counters extension

Hello! Please help me enable the Hit Counters extension. LH GRELLA (talk) 09:49, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@GRELLA: it is now Yes check.svg done, please report back if you encounter issues. --Raidarr (talk) 17:09, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! <3
After 100 views, the counter on the page is updated once a day, is this normal? Is it possible to disable the delay? GRELLA (talk) 08:44, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enable Hit Counters and increase Expensive Parser Function Limit

On behalf of the Constructed Worlds Wiki, I am submitting two requests: 1) to enable the Hit Counters extension and 2) to increase the expensive parser function limit there to 250.  Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 16:55, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Centrist16, Yes check.svg Done (#1 and #2). With regard to $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit, I've increased it to 200 for now, as I'd prefer to take a "wait and see" approach before increasing further. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 08:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please allow HitCounters extension for obeymewiki

I would please like my wiki - www.obeymewiki.com - to be allowed to use the HitCounters extension. Clarasiir 02:15, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Clarasiir, Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 08:46, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks very much! Clarasiir 10:09, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Clarasiir, no problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 10:31, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can someone please delete these blog posts?

https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Sheldon_J._Plankton_(SpongeBob_SquarePants,_Seasons_6-8) https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Squidward_Tentacles_(SpongeBob_SquarePants,_Seasons_6-8) MarioBobFan (talk) 02:26, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'll handle those, as there wasn't really a need to bring this up on the Stewards' noticeboard. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:35, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you please delete this? https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Sheldon_J._Plankton_(SpongeBob_SquarePants,_Seasons_6-8,_repost) MarioBobFan (talk) 02:51, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
OK. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:36, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can and should I become an admin?

Requesting to increase $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit

Hello, I'm a bureaucrat on "https://grayravens.com" (database name: "pgrwiki"). We would like to request to increase the Expensive Parser Function Limit ($wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit) on our wiki from 99 to at least 200 (250 if possible?). The reason behind this is because we have some pages where we use plenty of Expensive Parser Functions and 99 is simply not enough for some pages. Increasing it to at least 200 would help a lot and we shouldn't run into more issues for quite some time if it's increased. Spectrazzz (talk) 09:33, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Spectrazzz: after conferring with SRE, I've Yes check.svg gone ahead and raised your EPFL to 200. I would say, try it out for a while and see how it affects page performance, and feel free to follow up on the 250 if it's unsatisfactory. In that case we can take a closer look at the pages that are still causing trouble. --Raidarr (talk) 17:39, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Repuest for new extension

Hello.Can you introduce mw:special:mylanguage/extension:createdpagelist?Thank you. Rigany (talk) 14:53, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. You can enable it yourself via Special:ManageWiki/extensions. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • (Sorry for being late!)Thank you for replying.Is it possible to implement this on all wikis? by Rigany ·Talk·Wikimail 13:18, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Rigany in the interest of providing as much of a 'blank slate' for users as possible, Miraheze is very conservative about adding extensions to wikis 'by default'. It's not impossible, but something you may need to make a discussion here for a wider range of input. I do see the utility in this. --Raidarr (talk) 12:12, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you very much.I will request this another time. by Rigany ·Talk·Wikimail 15:09, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Is a local election necessary here?

I requested reopening eldenring.miraheze.org recently after it was abandoned last September. There were basically no edits before the closure anyway, so I'm more or less salvaging the domain as its now sole contributing user. I set up a local election to get bureaucrat/administrator permissions, per what I've read from the site policies, but given there are no other active users I'm wondering if it's necessary? Feels a bit silly to wait for a week for an election that will most likely have no contest, especially when it's been running for a few days already. Sorry if I'm jumping the gun here, not sure how strictly the policies are enforced. — praske talk 15:25, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Given that you are the only active user (and indeed, you're the only other contributor aside from the founder), your apparent commitment to the wiki's concept and apparent effort to understand Miraheze operation, I am comfortable going ahead and Yes check.svg calling the election in your favor with authorization to do whatever needs to be done for the wiki's continued development. --Raidarr (talk) 17:58, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lock Netherite

This is a legacy sockpuppet of mine, please lock the account. -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 01:14, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Yes, this is Bukkit's legacy sock account. Netherite (talk) 01:17, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit, with thanks for the confirmation edit, this has now been Yes check.svg done; however, I have seen this account before and, at no time, did I suspect it to be your alternate account. Indeed, it was even globally renamed from SkepticRaids to Netherite here. In that request, you simply stated your reasoning for requesting a global rename was "[t]he name sounds pretty good. I use this name on phabricator," not mentioning that you also had existing existing wiki user accounts and even Phabricator accounts. You even requested a wiki and asked a question of DarkMatterMan4500 via his user talk page, despite, I'm pretty sure, you and DarkMatterMan4500 having had interactions under your main account. Can you see now how this can be deceptive, particularly after my having refused further global rename requests of your main account? While it's good you've proactively self-requested this lock, I am nonetheless now even more reluctant to amend or make your global user restriction less restrictive. I would be happy to discuss my reasons why privately, if you'd like, but won't be until Monday or Tuesday evening. Additionally, do you have any other sleeper socks to self-disclose? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 06:46, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Your user has been indefinitely blocked due to abuse of multiple accounts

Hello, since this user has been indefinitely blocked on the CLG Wiki, Your user has been indefinitely blocked on CLG Wiki Dream Logos by Poocian but not edited. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 05:43, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Muhammad Alfarezal, thank for this request. As I'm not seeing where you have been clearly warned first, ideally multiple times, I've locally engaged with the CLG blocking administrator requesting they unblock you. Separately, I've done similarly with the Dream Logos blocking administrator. Dmehus (talk) 08:19, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delete empty global account

Hello, Sysop 123 is an empty global account, can you delete it? Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 13:15, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

We don't normally delete accounts but this is a strange case. This is probably something that needs SRE to watch though so please ping us before touching anything. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 15:28, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done I have deleted the empty global account. John (talk) 15:33, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: @John: Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 16:27, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Diego Ledezma

Hello, and Diego Ledezma uploading a Disney Channel logos and 20th Century Studios logos, but Diego Ledezma got reported on User Reports on CLG Wiki, but indefinitely blocked due to adding fake logos. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 23:23, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Re-open K-pop Wiki

Months ago I gave my previous account called Black Mamba to a friend via IRC because I didn't plan to use it anymore, but when I wanted to edit on the wiki I had created I realized that I had forgotten that I had administrator and bureaucrat permissions on that wiki and now I can't re-open it for that reason. Is there any way to solve that? Thanks. Yuji (talk) 03:11, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

My friend solved it in time. Yuji (talk) 04:27, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Yudi: Hello, K-pop wiki isn't closed. AlPaD (talk) 11:23, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Yuji: For future reference, what you (well, your friend) need here is to use Special:UserRights on the wiki to grant both you and your friend's account access to administrator and bureaucrat, which would make you joint operators of the wiki and allow you to return/reopen when needed, eliminating the many issues that come with sharing accounts in this way. Even just Bureaucrat for yourself is all that's needed to reopen the wiki. Best of luck with it, in any case. --Raidarr (talk) 12:09, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request

Good morning. Based on edit patterns and virtually identical excuses for style and rule violations, the All The Tropes staff believes that "Iloveicecream", a user banned both locally and globally for ban evasion four months ago, has resurfaced at All The Tropes under several accounts created over the last few weeks. We would like to request a Checkuser against Iloveicecream and new users Crazymonkey, ObstinateOwlbear0, Happybirthday, and Troper1 to determine if this is indeed the case. (In the latter case more because of the account name's similarity to Iloveicecream's banned sockpuppet Thistroperz than for any edits; the user has made no significant edits but due to the proximity of its creation to edits by Crazymonkey we suspect it may be a sockpuppet being held in reserve on the expectation of the other account(s) being banned.)

Thank you. Looney Toons (talk) 13:06, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Additionally, the editing styles of Crazymonkey, ObstinateOwlbear0, and Happybirthday are so similar that they appear to be sockpuppets of each other even if they aren't connected to Iloveicecream. --Robkelk (talk) 13:31, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Looney Toons and Robkelk, firstly, you should know that in accordance with the Miraheze Privacy Policy, CheckUser data is not retained longer than ninety (90) calendar days since the user last edited, performed a log action, or otherwise logged in on a given wiki. As such, there would be no technical data Thistroperz and Iloveicecream. There may exist very limited data within the CheckUser log, as described and illustrated here; however, given the limited number of diffs that were, in my view and likely raidarr's as well, suggestive of possible account abuse here (whether sockpuppetry or coordinated meatpuppetry), I would not be comfortable using that as a basis for any sort of global action. Moreover, while the three more contemporary users may well be technically similar, the behavioural evidence is too weak, in my view, to warrant anything more than a friendly advisory to the user of user accounts policy, to follow it, and how to disclose any alternate accounts they may or may not have, as it's equally possible the user accounts just merely share a similar geographic location or some other reason (such as meatpuppetry, or legitimate uses of an alternate account, which could include desktop versus mobile accounts). In other words, I would suggest more firmly, but in still a friendly manner, pointing the user to user accounts policy, to the AllTheTropes' relevant local policies, and then just monitoring for similar accounts behaving in an even more similar fashion. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 04:44, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I do recommend the UAP advisory, as I did find technical links between two out of the three (too little for me to go on with Obstinate) and I could see at least some editing resemblance, but in my own scan there was indeed not enough to go on between backreading of suspects (iloveicecream, thistroperz) and technical evidence to a) link them, either all of them or all three that Rob narrows down or b) consider the discovered links too egregious. I have next to nothing to go on for Troper1 particularly. But in CU investigation I am the junior partner and must agree that I'm working on fumes for this. --Raidarr (talk) 08:51, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you both for your efforts and response. We'll do as you advise. Looney Toons (talk) 13:32, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wipe my wiki off existence, please, oh and my account too, thanks,

Oh, I have to write this too? I honestly have no idea how any of this work, I just wanna get rid of my wiki since I'm moving to fandom, since it's better so far I don't have much stuff in it, just a bunch of empty pages and categories, and i'm the only one in it, that's pretty much it Pedru (talk) 10:55, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Pedru: I'm sorry to see you go. Hope you come back someday. :( DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:22, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Pedru: The wiki is now Yes check.svg deleted by request, per the details you've given.
Accounts on Miraheze are not deleted; only locked (preventing login/use) or 'vanished' to a maximum extent (renamed, stripped of user info and made inaccessible). The latter would be handled by Trust and Safety and take a bit of time, while a lock can be done immediately. I'd consider either option overkill since the account can just be abandoned normally, but it's up to you. --Raidarr (talk) 14:00, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please allow HitCounters extension for szk.miraheze.org

I would please like my wiki - szk.miraheze.org - to be allowed to use the HitCounters extension. Lalo5555 (talk) 16:55, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lalo5555: as your wiki is very small ('hits' wise), this is Yes check.svg done without scruple. I mention this because HitCounters is a bit experimental on Miraheze and is being tried out for performance, so there is a chance it may disappear if it causes a problem. --Raidarr (talk) 08:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Lalo5555 (talk) 09:34, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

在worldbox.wiki中禁用matomo页面

Close Disable matomo pages in worldbox.wiki Due to the well-known political reasons in mainland China, I was worried that part of the matomo interface‘s “country”.would cause trouble, so I decided to disable it, thank you. Isutan (talk) 02:52, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe it is only me that unfortunately does not understand what this thread is trying to request but could you please try to rephrase so that it can be better understood? I am certain that you are using an automatic translation program but it is difficult to determine what you wish to convey here. DeeM28 (talk) 07:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
From what I understand you think Matomo's geographic tracking (seeing who comes from what country) is a problem in China for your wiki.
I'm not sure parts of Matomo can be shut down like that, and it will take a more technical eye/someone from SRE to see how plausible this is. --Raidarr (talk) 08:24, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. So far we've not disabled or excluded any wiki from Matomo. What kind of issues are being encountered with users from mainland China? Is Matomo being blocked and causing issues for users when accessing your wiki? I don't think a prospective worry about Matomo would be enough to have it disabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
TW and Hongkong SAR As China laws is violate,They are not country. Isutan (talk) 03:19, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Isutan, can you clarify this a bit? That being said, I believe that you can opt out of Matomo analytics tracking, by adding the noanalytics user right to either of the (a) * (all users) or user (registered users) user groups. If that doesn't work for your purposes, can you clarify what you mean? If you're concerned that Taiwan and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region could be used by Chinese government agencies to track Miraheze user information to narrowly, even in an aggregate sense, I wouldn't be opposed to asking our SRE volunteer team to group users within mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, etc. as simply "Asia," to provide for even greater anonymity. There's little value in us keeping country-specific visitor data anyway. Dmehus (talk) 04:20, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The issue here seems to be essentially 'recognition' of Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries by the analytics, a significant political no-no in the mainland. I'm personally unwilling to make significant change to appease this policy, but if merging to a general 'asia' section especially as an opted in thing is an option then I'm in favor of seeing it done. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, merge them into "China", don't say it's the People's Republic of China or delete the country column, which ensures Miraheze's political neutrality. Also, please do it quickly, the number of my wiki visitors is constantly increasing, if anyone finds out, I will be reported, I will “die socially”, and maybe I will be forcibly withdrawn from the world box player community in mainland China Isutan (talk) 06:46, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai Isutan (talk) 06:48, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Isutan: Hello, although I am not a steward, I think this may take a little time for them to change this globally. In the mean time, if you want to get rid of the matomo analytics for all users, since you are bureaucrat, you can select (everyone) in here at the first column and submit by the blue button, then tick the noanalytics box from unassigned permissions. This way, no logs will be visible from Special:Analytics in your local wiki. —Matttest (talk) 13:40, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock me in 1 wiki

Please can you unblock me in loathsome characters wiki because portrock1566 unfairly blocked me for my misbehavior but one year passed which means that i will ready for my best to change better behavior. Sadly portrock1566 has been inactive now rendering me impossible to lift my ban. I want to be a changing from nobody to an ordinary better user due to learning what i was done. Four tildes QwertyMan'65 (talk) 05:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC) QwertyMan'65 (talk) 05:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I am sure that portrock1566 is not the only existing administrator on this wiki and as such any other local administrator can consider your appeal and proceed to unblock you if they think that is the correct action to be taken. I do not think that Stewards should interfere with local blocks except in exceptional circumstances as local wikis should make their own rules depending on the local circumstances. If I am incorrect and there are really no other active administrators on this wiki I think electing a new administrator would be better in any case than Stewards taking over and only if that is not possible should Stewards intervene in my opinion. --DeeM28 (talk) 07:37, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@DeeM28: and @QwertyMan'65: appealing to local administrators is indeed preferred, and the wiki does have a number of admins (almost completely new from the time of the block). Unfortunately I'm aware of those wikis having an incredibly awful administration issue right now - there's been an initiative to replace an administration that was 'grandfathered in' from similar wikis and has next to no interest administrating that one, but the bureaucrats involved have one way or another failed to make it happen (one straight up retired before getting it done). I'm seriously considering an intervention as a Steward to resolve that problem so there are actually locally active admins to process anything, let alone deal with appeals. I'm skeptical of it ever having a good balance, but suffice to say it's a bit broken on both related character wikis.
But there is a chance here to get remediation from @DarkMatterMan4500: as the current sole bureaucrat of that wiki, both to process the appeal and facilitate an active and locally invested administration.
Aside from that I've seen Dmehus locally intervene with blocks he feels were unwarranted ranging from inquiring to overriding, citing CoC. But, above crisis nonwithstanding I don't believe that is necessary here yet. If there really were zero admins I believe it would be grounds to both elect locally invested parties and bring matters to Steward or even GS inquiry until the dust has settled. --Raidarr (talk) 08:21, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Not to worry though. I will be unblocking QwertyMan'65 at some point today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello excuse me this is qwertyman'65. i want talk with darkmatterman4500, why you still not unblock me despite your promise? it's someday but yet you did not unblock me now on loathsome characters wiki and still shows the bold text "Your username or IP address has been blocked." means you lied to me, please unblock me now! I want to evovle my behavior in the future for better! QwertyMan'65 (talk) 10:44, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@QwertyMan'65: I have Yes check.svg unblocked you on that wiki just a few minutes ago. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:52, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemption swests.org

Hi! I would like to add a dormancy policy exemption for swests.miraheze.org. This Wiki is meant for young researchers not yet familiar with the research field of STS. It will be updated very sporadically, and is meant as an editable and permanent signpost for STS in Sweden. FrancisLee (talk) 12:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemptions are generally only handed out to established "wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited", "wikis made for time-based gatherings, i.e. wikis used to plan bi-yearly or yearly events" and a few others. Based on all of that, it would seem that your newly created wiki would be ineligible for such an exemption. Once your wiki has more content then you should return to the Stewards' noticeboard to request an exemption if you require one. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:55, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi! Thanks for the information. The Wiki is now in a more presentable state, and I hope you can revisit your decision.
We are a collection of about 500 researchers who are loosely affiliated. But we need a web presence for new PhD students to find our departments, our mailing list, and our conferences. (see our sister network in denmark https://www.dasts.dk/)
Our Swedish community's problem is that we don't have a central web presence, and we don't have a central organizing committee. This is a problem for newcomers to our field of research, and it can be solved with a Wiki.
I organized our national conference last week, where we discussed this problem. (see here: https://swests.org/wiki/STS_Dagarna). I have added information about the bi yearly conferences (and their programs) that is not available elsewhere. So this will also be the used as a repository for conferences that happen only once.
At the conference last week we decided we needed a wiki for newcomers to the field. To help them get in touch, to help them find our email list, the departments that are active, etc.
You can see our google group/mailing list has run from 2006. https://groups.google.com/g/sts_sverige. So we have a continuous interest in our research field, but we need also a continuous, stable, and editable presence for our field of research.
So the solution is a wiki where members can edit when there is a need. These edits are expected to happen very infrequently, as we mainly communicate on our mailing list. But we do need a wiki webpresence that isn't updated a lot. But we DO need specifically need a wiki that is updated very infrequently to allow different people to collaborate on the content as it changes.
In essence, I don't foreseee that the Wiki will be updated a lot. But it is a really important starting point for our field of research. So it would be great if we based on these needs could get an exemption from the policy.
Pretty please! FrancisLee (talk) 09:53, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This request was initiated and is currently taking place with Stewards by email. --Raidarr (talk) 12:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Permissions to be Added@chizunet

The permissions of bureaucrat have been removed from this wiki and it is no longer possible to manage the wiki settings and change user permissions. I raised a discussion on 空想シリーズ/ふぁんシリーズWiki・トーク:ビューロクラット and we reached a consensus on the return of the bureaucrat. I also ran for bureaucrat myself and fulfilled the credentialing requirements set forth by the community.

I would like to ask the stewards to do the following.

  • reinstatement of bureaucrats authority. The authorities I seek to add are:"noratelimit", "override-antispoof", and "managewiki".
  • The granting of authority over I.

Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 15:20, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@1108-Kiju:In the interest of offering response/update, I do have this on my radar and have taken a look. However, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of a proper election. The linked page is fairly obscure, does not seem to have been advertised or prominently placed and lacks the input of various current contributors including the one current sysop - one vote in favor out of several contributors active. It's a start, but seems weak. I do not see where the credentialing was established as you say permitting essentially one vote to ratify the request on behalf of all users there. Combined with language barrier in navigating the wiki I find it difficult to resolve this request in your favor; if there is more I can use to support between what credentialing from the community was used, or a more thorough vote I will be able to act more quickly, otherwise I'll need to find more to be able to reinforce you as bureaucrat.
I'm also not sure what you mean by 'granting of authority'. Could you clarify, please? With this in order (or if say Doug has a better idea here), this should be easier to resolve. --Raidarr (talk) 22:41, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Grant admin and crat rights

Hello, I am requesting that I am granted administrator and bureaucrat rights on wackyhowwiki so I can edit it and manage it.  -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:03, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bukkit, Yes check.svg Done since you previously confirmed Netherite as your sockpuppet account before self-requesting the lock of the same and because the original wiki request has a clear purpose, scope, and topic(s), with no apparent Content Policy issues. Ideally, it would've been better to request a transfer of rights before self-requesting the lock. ;) Dmehus (talk) 22:41, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Heh, Face-smile.svg thanks for adding the rights. I almost forgot about that wiki tbh :p -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:45, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, related to this request, I've also removed the applicable permissions from your self-requested locked sockpuppet account. I noticed it still has permissions on wikiweewiki. Would you like those removed as well? Dmehus (talk) 22:47, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I feel like this wiki should be removed

Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki is just Atrocious YouTubers Wiki 2.0, filled with biased pages that harass users and has multiple TOS Violations. And it should be removed. Nidoking (talk) 19:18, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Nidoking: I've been attempting to remove those pages out of users, but some editors are very persistent about it. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:44, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you show us some examples of the wiki violating the Content Policy (which is the policy I believe you’re referring to and not the Terms of Use)? Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:00, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: I'm currently getting the user articles deleted as we speak. I may have to request a mass removal of user articles on Phabricator, since having to look for random articles on a random YouTuber is quite tiring, and I think a massive removal of the user articles might be the solution here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:03, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have little to action here without links or specifics, but if the above effort that admits issues is not going well I am willing to enter and perform cleanup myself if requested. --Raidarr (talk) 12:44, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't agree to mass delete the pages as this does not goes against the Content Policy, which notes that "Miraheze does not host wikis with the sole purpose to spread unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people". The premise for violating the policy is to add content that is "unsubstained", and that is not true. They have add sources like this: In XXX video, XXX happened, so from this we can see that the channel is XXX. You can say that it doesn't add links for references, but since it doesn't directly goes against the Content Policy, I oppose for miraheze to intervene this. --Matttest (talk) 04:20, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think that miraheze should be an open platform that doesn't censor content except if it is illegal or it is used for commercial activities. I don't hope miraheze goes to a way like facebook's censorship which deletes those so-called biased articles. --Matttest (talk) 04:27, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This wiki is also not against a particular person without a reason. It is just listing out the cons of a youtube channel and criticize them. The only problem of that wiki is without adding links for references, but it can be done later and does not qualified for deletion. --Matttest (talk) 04:29, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy exemption for wiki.zymonic.com

Please could we have the dormancy exemption for our Wiki, it is aimed as a reference for developers using the Zymonic framework and only changes when we add new how-to guides or functionality is changed.

Many thanks,

Alex Masidlover Amasidlover (talk) 07:28, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Amasidlover: given the wiki is thoroughly developed, has a viable readership, and has a clear need in light of irregular updates, this is now Yes check.svg done. --Raidarr (talk) 12:56, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy exemption for 2 wikis

superwiki & smallvillewiki. Content on both wikis is encyclopedic and read by people. Both of them are actually still active but for some reason keep going inactive every week or so. Ora & D (talk) 13:33, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for the following accounts associated in the recent vandalism on the lgbtawiki

I have a feeling that all 3 of these accounts are the same person, mainly from them excessively using homophobic slurs in their vandalism. Here are some examples of such, even if most of them have been rev'deled already by a global sysop a couple of days earlier:

MKClawz0's homophobic edit(s), which has since been revision deleted by you-know-who, vs. 1cluz's excessive homphobic editing behavior vs. Renzy's disgustingly homophobic edits and even some form of racism is involved here. Could somebody run a check on all 3 of them to see if there's a link between them? Thank you for reading this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:53, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Behaviorally it is compelling, technically the connection on a basic sweep is very weak if including all three (but this could be from a number of factors that more data or a deeper inspection would make clear). There is a clear link between two of the three however, and all are marked and locked as VOA as they clearly have no intentions aside from targeted abuse. I don't expect this is the last of them and will likely have more data to make a case of MAA including an origin in the future, unfortunately. Given more time, myself or Doug can take another pass at finding connections and an origin. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Raidarr That's a good idea. And I do hope Dmehus returns this weekend to do this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:24, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In light of other events I'm afraid this will not be a top priority for him until other, more complicated matters are more up to speed. --Raidarr (talk) 23:47, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Extension request: Semantic MediaWiki

As a long-time advocate of this extension (thanks to the now-dormant Referata farm), I have finally decided to give Semantic MediaWiki a go for at least two other reasons:

  • Encouragement from similar proposals by centrist16 and BlackHawk; and
  • Hope that this may resolve a slew of ongoing infrastructural issues/deficiencies across the Tovasala Dictionary on my creative-venture wiki, especially as far as the {{Definition/Position}} component (in entries for "S"- and "T"-initial Tovasala terms) is concerned; details at phab:T8866. (Miraheze's long-time hesitancy over SMW led me to adopt The Next Best ThingTM, DPL3, days after said wiki's relaunch.)

And while you're at it, @RhinosF1:/@Universal Omega:

  • Semantic Result Formats, which Referata also used, may soon be a valuable add-on.
  • If SMW's implementation benefits {{Definition/Position}} well enough, then we might give RegexFunctions a second chance (provided I'm careful enough not to send the affected entry range into a loop again; RgxF is currently disabled thanks to the chaos documented at T8866). Attempts with Scribunto/Lua substitution have not gone any better, and {{#dplreplace:}}'s Unicode support leaves a handful to be desired...

The sooner it arrives, the sooner I'll get to importing/spinning off select property pages from my Referata archives--and I know just where to start ("Unaccented headword"/"Unaccented morpheme name")...

P.S. Before you ask, I'm aware it's an experiment offered by request.

P.P.S. Extension:Score, which never really took off on Miraheze (T5863), is another must-have on my wishlist (as a fledgling composer)--but that's for another filing. Routhwick (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

With assistance from RhinosF1 for the script, SMW is now locally Yes check.svg enabled. Please report back if there are any technical issues arising from the enabling. --Raidarr (talk) 11:49, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for revertation to an action to unbooks’ interwiki table

I am hereby to request for a revert to a modification to unbooks’ interwiki table without prior community consensus. The action is done by a global interwiki admin called 黑底屍. In accordance to the Interwiki Administrators, in order to modify any local wiki’s interwiki table, there must be either (i) local community consensus or (ii) the action executer is a local bureaucrat in the local wiki. However, he doesn’t fit any of the requirements (he is only a local sysop and there is no consensus). Therefore, a revert is requested here. I am looking forward for any Stewards’ reply here, thanks. —Matttest (talk) 01:49, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, would you like all the logged actions mentioned there reverted? Universal Omega (talk) 02:14, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Universal Omega: Please only revert the action that is done on 12 May 2022. The older actions should not be reverted as at that time he was a bureaucrat, thanks. —Matttest (talk) 02:33, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There was 16 changes done at that time. Would you like them all reverted? Universal Omega (talk) 02:36, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Universal Omega: Yes, please revert all those actions. --Matttest (talk) 03:04, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm actually just asking so Stewards don't have to later. If this was indeed done to remove prefixes with no justification or community consensus, this seems to have been an abuse of global interwiki administrator rights, and as such I'd prefer to leave this request in the hands of Stewards rather than in my own capacity as another global interwiki administrator. This is arguably under Stewards' jurisdiction anyways, as it is a local dispute of actions done by other members of the community (with unwarranted use of global permissions), and requesting a revert of it, which Stewards handle such disputes, so to not involve myself in this local dispute, I'll leave further action to Stewards. Universal Omega (talk) 03:16, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for letting me know. Ping Dmehus and Raidarr since you both are more familiar in this case. The action 黑底屍 have done is an abuse of global interwiki admin rights as stated above, so I hope it is not confused as the same as the unbooks' dispute, thanks. --Matttest (talk) 03:27, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For other stewards: an inquiry to his action asking him about his action is on here. —Matttest (talk) 13:15, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The unauthorized changes will be reverted shortly and discussion including 黑底屍 is ongoing to a) demonstrate the problem and b) seek a final close to this chapter, which frankly looks like yet another continuation of the unbooks drama that has gone on far enough. The action here is indeed a matter of policy, but the cause and background is intrinsically linked to the sticky unbooks mediation business. It's become a bit boring. While I know it can be argued I do not believe further action is necessary immediately, but that doesn't preclude other followup as needed. --Raidarr (talk) 23:45, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism Only Account

KyleWagnessXlXi This account was only made to vandalize a page, in which he replaced it with racist messages. Nidoking (talk) 18:48, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Nidoking: I have a feeling we might be dealing with some long-term abuse behavior from the account, judging by the racist and homophobic messages left in the vandalism. I have alerted the CVT team on Discord. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please block user from viewing our wiki due to stealing content

The user Midnightbara has been taking massive amounts of content from our wiki word for word that they did not create and is posting it the the old wiki that we moved away from. I have blocked them from editing, but to prevent further stealing I would like them to be blocked from even viewing our wiki. Before creating an account they did make an edit with their IP address, which is: 2600:8801:ab15:5900:686d:71db:61c5:e480

I have reported the thefts to Fandom wiki as well, but have not had good experiences with them recently and feel they may just allow the stealing to continue. Clarasiir 10:14, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Speaking as an SRE member, such a request is abrasive, near impossible to enforce (the user could just use a VPN to bypass an IP block) and will not be done. If they are moving content over to the old wiki without proper attribution, in violation of the license in which you published your work (CC-BY-SA 4.0) then you could issue a copyright complaint to Fandom requesting that the content be properly attributed to your wiki or be removed.
I would like to note that technically speaking, if someone correctly attributes content that they got from your wiki, they technically aren’t stealing because all works on the wiki are published under a copyleft license meaning that anyone can use your work as they wish as long as they attribute it back to your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 10:23, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Everything they are taking is indeed without any mention of proper attribution at all. They are the only one credited as the person adding the content, they neither link back to or even mention our wiki, and they make no effort to even pretend the content isn't directly copied by even changing a word or two of the content they are taking. As I said, I did contact Fandom with a takedown request, but I do not expect Fandom to care in the least or do anything about this, so I don't know what else to do. Clarasiir 10:37, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
They probably won’t care if you contact their normal customer service team. Per their Terms of Use, it would appear that to file a copyright complaint pursuant to the DMCA, you must email copyright@fandom.com with the subject “Claim of copyright infringement.” If you elect that path, I would suggest getting a DMCA takedown template from the internet and using that in order to minimize the hoops you have to go through with their Legal Team. (This is not legal advice) Agent Isai Talk to me! 10:55, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'll try going that route then, but I don't have much hope anything will come of it. Clarasiir 11:06, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Clarasiir: what you're asking is technically impossible without restricting visibility on the entire wiki to anyone. Even the block from editing does not effectively stop them, and does nothing unless the edits they make are sabotage. I'm sorry for this to be happening, but from a Miraheze perspective there is nothing practical we can do with this - it's an inherent risk and only Fandom can push back data which could be gained freely and posted anywhere. This will still be up for other volunteers to review and consider options for if they're more savvy in getting Fandom's attention with this.--Raidarr (talk) 10:30, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Clarasiir: Note that even you restrict visibility of your wiki, if your wiki is crawled and archived in https://archive.org, the old content will be still visible. Therefore it will be best to submit a request to fandom as what Agent Isai had said. —Matttest (talk) 13:52, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]