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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...

Please remember to:

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  • Stay respectful
  • Give us enough details regarding your problem
To add your request, type in a title and click the "Add Topic" button below.

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Please, delete Reiaasu' Wiki

Hi, I'm the one who started Reiaasu's Wiki. Sorry my bad english...

I've started this wiki because I wanted to share a lot of ideas and interests on a webpage. However, I'm very busy in my real life (wife, little son, work, etc.), so I don't have the time to organize the ideas and content that I wanted to put on the wiki. So I think the best option is to close the wiki.

And, in the future, if I have all the content properly organized, would you allow me to re-create this wiki?

Thanks for providing to me and for everyone a free MediaWiki-based wiki (and one that looks like the standard MediaWiki, not a weird thing like Wikia...)

Help with private wiki

Solved ;-)

Merge accounts

I've had a request to merge two accounts here:

I think if both emails are confirmed, we can be reasonably sure that the account can be renamed or whatever. --Labster (talk) 07:31, 19 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I know that this is an old thread, but it is possible to globally merge multiple users using CentralAuth UserMerge. However, the UserMerge extension is required for this to work. -- Amanda (talk) 14:51, 26 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Un-Private (?) Inkubator

Not sure how/why non-members cannot read any pages on, but I'd like the entire wiki to be readable to the public. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bt109 (talkcontribs)

This is because you requested a private wiki. However, this can be changed by any system administrator @Reception123: Amanda (talk) 00:39, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
For future reference, requests such as this should be directed to phabricator. It might be a good idea to add a section on this to the FAQ or the header. -- Void Whispers 01:06, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I will change the wiki to private and add the FAQ question. It is already in the header though. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:46, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion of

I have no interest in continuing [] so please would you delete it. I have other projects to focus on. CnocBride (talk) 21:17, 18 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Globally lock I.Am.Awesome

WikiCanada CheckUser request

The former user is blocked indefinitely on WikiCanada for being a vandalism-only account. They currently have an unblock request open stating that they are sincerely sorry. I am convinced by this unblock request by itself - however searching through deleted contributions I have a feeling that the user could be connected to the latter user, who is globally locked. I request CheckUser for further information before taking action on the unblock request.

Note to checking steward: the "check user" group on WikiCanada is defunct - you need to use the "steward" group. Amanda (talk) 22:30, 22 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done - Handled by NDKilla. Amanda (talk) 23:53, 23 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]


I would like to request a CheckUser of this spambot. The global account was locked by @NDKilla:, but it is only the most recent spambot that started on my wiki (WikiCanada), so I would like to block any ranges necessary to prevent further disruptive behavior. -- Amanda (talk) 13:31, 1 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 13:54, 1 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

bureaucrats rights + private wiki

Hi, I'd like to get Bureaucrat rights on the following wiki page which I adopted yesterday. Initially, I thought I had the rights, however when i tried changing the wiki from public to private I was told that I dont have the permission to that. Many thanks, Paulius. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pauliusk (talkcontribs) 05:51, 6 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 08:35, 6 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

User name change


I just need a user name change.

  • Old name: Pepribal
  • New name: 4eggstrading

It would be cool if contributions appeared from now on as made by the new username.

Thanks a lot.

Pepribal (talk) 07:41, 6 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 10:18, 6 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser and Oversight group pages

All other userrights pages are in the "Meta:" namespace, except for CheckUser and Oversight. Unless there is a good reason for this, I would like to suggest that these pages be moved into the Meta namespace to match all the others. I would do this myself but both pages are fully protected from editing and moving (don't know why). -- Amanda (talk) 21:07, 7 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

There are not in the Meta namespace because they are global tools that affect all wikis, therefore they should stay in their current namespace. I also don't see why you're pretending that you don't know, as you can obviously see in the history that they have been protected to stop the recent vandalism. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:22, 8 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't check the history. -- Amanda (talk) 12:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Can I use images from Wikipedia Commons without downloading then uploading them? Berlino.caracciolo (talk), 10:28, 9 May 2017

Yes, you can use images from Wikimedia Comments. Just wikilink them like you would any other image and they should appear. -- Amanda (talk) 12:51, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I would like to change the logo of my wiki; i tried to use Phabricator, but I really don´t understand what I have to do nor what mean the terms they use. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Berlino.caracciolo (talkcontribs) 11:21, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
@Berlino.caracciolo: Just fill out this form. You don't need to change any of the fields other than the title and the description. -- Amanda (talk) 12:10, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Edit wiki with permission

The only thing I need is to be able to approve or reject any edit on my wiki. Is this possible? Thank you, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Safwat.alshazly (talkcontribs) 12:03, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Not steward comment @Safwat.alshazly: The fact that your wiki is private already allows you to restrict who can edit it. You can grant the "member" permission using Special:UserRights on your wiki to anyone you want to edit the wiki. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 12:03, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock me on WikiCanada

Closing and collapsing request by block evader. -- Amanda (talk) 14:28, 12 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Filter 14

Now that the filter has disallow enabled, I think that the global filter option should be disabled. Anonymous user page spam seems to only be an issue on Meta and a few other wikis, excluding WikiCanada. Additionally, I oppose filter 12 and filter 14 being global as they have elevated actions enabled. -- Amanda (talk) 21:43, 16 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Of all the 80+ hits for the filter, none have happened on meta. It is also worth noting that for the CVT page deletions for spam, most are for IPv4 userpages. In any case, the filter is an attempted work-around for the currently non-functional global titleblacklist. The functionality of the filter would therefore wind up being implemented with or without the filter. I cannot see how the filter would have an impact on your wiki, since IPs don't even have read access, and the filter does not hit users. -- Void Whispers 22:06, 16 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
We do not provide an opt-out for some things, and Spam Blacklist and Title Blacklist are one of them. They are to protect our wiki farms from the spam and abuses. Since both extensions are currently malfunctioning, we are working around by using Abusefilter. — revi 00:42, 17 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Confirmation for CVT members assigned before RFC


Is there a reason that the categories aren't updating? I have 37 Unused Categories as I've done a lot of updating in the last 24 hours, any help would be appreciated. PlatinumYellow (talk) 10:53, 29 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I see 15 now. Generally, if you're patient the pages update. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 17:26, 1 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Site notice keeps appearing in spite of log in and edits being made

The following notice will not disappear since a few months, even if I do make some edits or logs :

"Miraheze Staff has noticed that this wiki has no edits or logs made within the last 45 days. If you would like to prevent this wiki from being closed, please start showing signs of activity here. If there are no signs of this wiki being used within the next 15 days, this wiki may be closed per the Dormancy Policy. This wiki will then be eligible for adoption by another user. If not adopted and still inactive 135 days from now, this wiki will become eligible for deletion. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with Miraheze's Dormancy Policy. If there is activity on this wiki you can go on MediaWiki:Sitenotice and remove this notice yourself. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to Contact Us."

Robert for

The notice itself states that it can be removed by editing MediaWiki:Sitenotice. You can either blank the page or delete it, either will work. I do not believe the notice is removed automatically, although it would be a good idea to look into doing that. -- Void Whispers 20:57, 8 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, thanks, it worked. I was just wary that removing the notice myself would not prevent the wiki from being closed by Miraheze Staff. If I understand well, the notice absence is sufficient for the staff to understand that the owner does not want its wiki to be closed. Robert

Wiki went mobile while I was away

Hi there!

I've returned to my wiki after a hiatus. I notice it's changed to mobile mode while I was away. I've looked through the FAQ and SpecialPages but can't find a way to turn it back. Can you advise me in how to do this?

I'm not entirely against it, but I miss the side bar with the image and quick links, the bar at the top with the quick links. Much easier to navigate and less blank white space.

--Sean (talk) 02:10, 9 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Not steward comment @Sean: At the bottom of the page you should see a link to which you must click to switch to the desktop version, if it persists, it may be due to a problem with your web browser. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 02:40, 9 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
This is an error that has happened in the past, please do what AlvaroMolina suggested and if you still are experiencing issue please make a task here. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:07, 9 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Worked perfectly! Thanks so much for that guys! It seems silly given how easy the fix is, but I thought I looked everywhere for a button like that and had no idea what I had to do, so I really appreciate your quick responses. Sorry if I put the question in the wrong section; I'm still getting used to this site and was linked here for questions that weren't answered in the FAQ. --Sean (talk) 10:27, 9 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 15:45, 10 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Username change 1


I just need a user name change.

Old name: Sjimenezch New name: perropapa It would be cool if both old and new contributions appeared as made by the new username.

Thanks a lot.

Yes check.svg Done. If contribs have not been updated, let us know. -- Void Whispers 01:10, 12 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Multilingual wiki

Can somebody help me to make the Part-up wiki ( multilingual? Just like Wikipedia I would like to set up pages in more languages and relate these pages if they are about the same subject. Regards, Timboliu999 (talk) 10:29, 12 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Translate extension enabled. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 16:53, 12 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Request for wikicreator

I would like to request wikicreator to assist with wiki creation, because im a technical contributor to upstream mediawiki and have expierence with mediawiki setup, so i feel like Ican troubleshoot any issues with wikicreation easily, and so that way any backlog of requests i can help lower. Zppix (talk) 22:26, 12 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]