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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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    OOjs UI icon arrowNext-ltr.svg Restricted setting change requests
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    Archives of Stewards' noticeboard [e]   


    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    If you suspect sockpuppetry, please compile evidence for this. Include as many links to similar behavior as possible such as overlaps in editing styles, grammar, edit summaries, or even SocialProfile data. Failure to do this may result in delays or a decline.

    To make a request, place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    == Username@<subdomain>wiki ==
    {{CheckUser request
     |status          = <!--don't change this line-->
     |user name1      = 
     |user name2      = 
     |user name3      = 
    <!-- Up to 10 users -->
     | wiki           = <!-- Put the subdomain of the wiki here -->
     |reason          = Add your reasons here, including compelling evidence ~~~~

    Никифор Калинов@polandballruwiki

    Aphrodite: Thank you for the report and apologies for the delay. I can indeed confirm that Никифор Калинов and ContryBel are related. Not only that but Никифор Калинов also had several sockpuppet accounts, as listed below:
    Розенфельдовец (Миша)
    I have globally locked all of these accounts so there is no need to locally block them on your wiki. Additionally, I have also locked Никифор Калинов for this as their sockpuppets were evidently disruptive as many of them are locally blocked on your wiki. I have also globally blocked his IP range for a year so there should he should not be returning for a long time.
    As for Invlad3452 and Луганский маппер, there is no data which links them together or to Никифор Калинов. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you for your report! Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:17, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Agent Isai, thanks for the answer! I want to inform you that Никифор Калинов bypasses the blocking from the new account, and does not even try to hide it. Can you please block him again? Aphrodite (talk) 15:15, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I have locked that new account. It seems he used a VPN to circumvent his global IP blocks so I have globally blocked all IPs by that VPN provider. Thank you for the report! Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:08, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I saw their latest sockpuppets and I have locked both of them and I blocked all IPs used by their newest VPN provider. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:01, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I have performed a CheckUser and there is no clear technical evidence to match the users, except the same UA. There is clear behavioral evidence (WP:DUCK) that shows it's the same users. While they've only vandalised one wiki and minimally which would usually not warrant a global lock (as a block will be sufficient) given their usernames which clearly also indicate trolling I've decided to lock both accounts for violating the multiple account policy. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:10, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for check and lock this up. 1108-Kiju/Talk 00:10, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Requests for (un)(b)locks

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Please use this section to request global locks (including self-locks), blocks, or their rescindment. If reporting vandalism-only accounts, make sure they fit the global standard definition for vandalism only accounts: there must be no or almost no constructive editing behaviour and, additionally, this behaviour should be occurring on multiple wikis.

    If requesting a global lock, place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    == Username ==
    *{{LockHide|username1|hidename=1}} <!-- include hidename=1 if you want to hide the username as it's offensive -->
    *:Include your reason here ~~~~

    If you're including multiple accounts in your report, format it as follows

    == Username ==
    :Include your reason here ~~~~


    Status:  Done
    Lock all:
    newusopediawikichakuwikiwiki vandalizing. --富士見野男 (talk) 09:51, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Status:  Done
    Lock all:
    mwpedia&chizunet vandalizing.--虎之介 (talk) 11:09, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    miss--虎之介 (talk) 11:17, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    revision. --1108-Kiju/Talk 11:21, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Status:  Done
    UP violation as well, I add. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 07:45, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Locked by Agent Isai. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 20:06, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Administrator/Bureaucrat access

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Use this section to request Stewards grant you local administrator or bureaucrat on a wiki without active/any bureaucrats (or unwilling bureaucrats if they refuse to certify a successful vote) following a local election. We normally don't grant permissions without a local election for advanced rights like this so you'll need to make a local election unless you accidentally demoted yourself.

    If you accidentally removed your own permissions, you can also use this section to request readdition.

    Please place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    === Username@<subdomain>wiki ===
    {{Permission request
     |status    = <!-- Do not remove this! -->
     |wiki      = <!-- Replace with subdomain of wiki -->
     |user name = <!-- Replace with username -->
     |discussion= <!-- Replace with link to discussion, if any -->
    Include any comments here ~~~~


    I tried to edit the setting of the wiki but found out that most boxes that should have been available for edit grayed out; including VisualEditor which I want to enable. After searching; I found myself not being assigned administrative groups at the local wiki. Would like to be reassigned local bureaucrat; sysops and related permissions. Chiiika (talk) 21:49, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done by @Agent Isai --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 02:03, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Eliann Kai@thehoardofeliannkaiwiki

    So basically, after restoring the wikis, there was a problem with my wiki. I tried to edit it but it won't let me because I'm not a member or administrator, even though I'm the owner and since it's a private wiki, the only member and administrator. So yeah, any advice, suggestion or smth, please?? Eliann Kai (talk) 05:51, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Pinging @Agent Isai or @Reception123 for permissions assistance, see above.
    Wiki URL: [1] --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 06:09, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Eliann Kai: Yes check.svg Done. For future reference, requests pertaining to permissions belong here, on the Stewards' noticeboard. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:59, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank u so much!! And sorry for posting here, but I'm grateful you helped me (and for telling me for future references)!! Have a great day, amigo!! Eliann Kai (talk) 06:17, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I have the same issue as above. Since my wiki was lost completely, all of my permissions have vanished. Spyro (talk) 16:11, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Spyro: Yes check.svg Done. For future reference, requests pertaining to permissions belong here, on the Stewards' noticeboard. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:00, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I've just had the 'rlife' wiki created. I'm the only member but cannot edit anything as I don't seem to have the correct permissions. Either I'm being stupid (I'm a total MediaWiki novice) or something has gone wrong. Can someone help? Robbiescott (talk) 16:19, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Robbiescott: Yes check.svg Done. For future reference, requests pertaining to permissions belong here, on the Stewards' noticeboard. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:01, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rex00 (talkcontribs)
    @Rex00: Have you tried sending the bureaucrat a message on their talk page here on Meta or an email via Special:EmailUser? For you to obtain rights, you must undergo a local election first as wikis are run on a democratic model. If you haven't been able to contact the bureaucrat and need help setting up an election, let us know. Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:19, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    My wiki was affected by the recent data outage, and while it's been restored, i've been demoted to a viewer. Since it's a private wiki, I can't even access any of the pages to look at them. I appreciate any help! Archlamps (talk) 12:50, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Should be fixed, apologies for the issue. Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:18, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Approximately a month ago I created a private wiki so I could map out world building for a fictional world I'm creating. Since the db141 outage has been remedied I've been unable to log onto my wiki or any of its pages. The only thing I can access is an incomplete main page that gives me the same permission error prompt when I attempt to edit this. I checked on here and saw that I wasn't the only one having this issue, but I'm unable to find these questions or a solution to my problem so I figure I would ask on here. Any help would be appreciated, thank you :) Dc1017 (talk) 02:14, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    This appears to be a permissions issue. Go to the Stewards' noticeboard to request that you be repromoted to administrator and bureaucrat on your wiki. Tali64³ (talk) 02:20, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dc1017: I have moved your request here to the Stewards' noticeboard. For reference, issues pertaining to user rights belong on this specific section of the noticeboard. Anyhow, I have Yes check.svg re-promoted you to bureaucrat and sysop. Apologies for the issue. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:49, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Yes check.svg Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:40, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    @Buel: Yes check.svg Done, sorry for the delay. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:14, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:13, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Filling on behalf of @Cheato: (phab:T10294). OrangeStar (talk) 11:48, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:13, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    My wiki has been created per #29404, but I don't appear to have bureaucrat / ManageWiki rights. For example, I am listed on Special:ActiveUsers but filtering for the bureaucrat group shows no one. (Just found out about the page linked in the template for this request, it also shows that there are no bureaucrats.) ImpliedMemory (talk) 18:09, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:14, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you! ImpliedMemory (talk) 13:21, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    There were technical issues with creating the wiki due to a MediaWiki update yesterday (see this talk page section for details); as supported by Special:ListUsers, there is no local bureaucrat on avasinwiki; as the wiki requestor, I am requesting local bureaucrat rights. Vanali (talk) 00:22, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:13, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I was told to request the rights that I lost here. I wasn't granted bureaucrat rights when my requested wiki was recreated recently. I was hoping someone could help with that. Greeny (talk) 08:04, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Moved to correct section and Yes check.svg Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:15, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I have the same issues as of right now for my own wiki at Asibs121 (talk) 14:22, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    I recently opened a wiki, but wasn't given admin rights, so beyond simple page edits I'm unable to properly edit any of the styling. If this could be amended I'd greatly appreciate it!
    Yes check.svg Done Completed by Reception123 --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 18:31, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Other access

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Use this section to request Stewards grant you minor local access such as autopatrolled, confirmed, and rollbacker on wikis without active/any bureaucrats.

    Please place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    === Username@<subdomain>wiki ===
    {{Permission request
     |status    = <!-- Do not remove this! -->
     |wiki      = <!-- Replace with subdomain of wiki -->
     |user name = <!-- Replace with username -->
     |discussion= <!-- Replace with link to discussion, if any -->
    Include any comments here ~~~~


    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Use this section to request Stewards remove rights from a user (such as bureaucrat) following a local revocation or resignation. You can also use this section to request bureaucrats remove your own rights on a wiki or on all wikis.

    Please place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    === Username@<subdomain>wiki ===
    {{Permission request
     |status    = <!-- Do not remove this! -->
     |wiki      = <!-- Replace with subdomain of wiki -->
     |user name = <!-- Replace with username -->
     |discussion= <!-- Replace with link to discussion, if any -->
    Include any comments here ~~~~

    Pérola Maniaco@destriupediawiki

    Bem, um amigo meu me deu status Burocrata na Destruipedia, mas eu não desejo ter uma responsabilidade tão alta assim, apesar que eu ainda possa ser sysop apenas para moderação f&%$k. Infelizmente não consigo remover eu mesmo o status de burocrata, algum staff global poderia remover isso para mim?

    Well, a friend of mine gave me Bureaucrat status in Destruipedia, but I don't want to have such a high responsibility, although i can still be sysop just for f&%$k moderation. Unfortunately I can't remove the bureaucrat status myself, could some global staff remove it for me? Pérola Maniaco (talk) 23:23, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I'm still waiting for a response from someone. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 13:11, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Moved to the Stewards noticeboard. AN is reserved for activities on Meta. This page (Stewards' noticeboard) typically is for things that require Steward intervention. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 16:48, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I did not know that. Thank you very much for the move and the warning. Now it's just waiting for a response, but I feel that it will be easy to solve my case, since I'm only asking for the removal of my "tool". Pérola Maniaco (talk) 14:17, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Where are the Staff to judge my request? Are you on vacation by any chance? Pérola Maniaco (talk) 12:40, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Probably, granted it's around the holidays. Rest assured, they will eventually tackle this request. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 15:02, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:15, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Wiki (un)deletion

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Use this section to request Stewards undelete a wiki if it was deleted for inactivity (not if it's 'closed' (i.e. uneditable but still online) in which case you must use Requests for reopening wikis).

    To request a wiki deletion, if your wiki has multiple contributors, you must hold a local discussion beforehand and consensus must be in favor of the wiki closing. If your wiki is a small/personal one where you are the sole contributor, no discussion is needed.

    Please place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    == <Name of wiki> ==
    {{SN wiki request
    |status = <!-- do not remove this! -->
    |request = deletion or undeletion 
    |wiki    = <!-- subdomain of wiki -->
    |reason = <!-- reason --> ~~~~
    |discussion= <!-- link to discussion, if any -->

    Chouverse Wiki

    Status:  Done
    • Requesting: deletion
    Yes check.svg Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:11, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Lớp học Mật Ngữ: Fanon Wiki

    Status:  In progress
    • Requesting: undeletion
    • Reason(s): We decided to continue the project, and also help us in some part of intergrating with PageForm. Pisces (talk) 04:30, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Restricted setting change requests

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Use this section to request Stewards change a setting which is restricted and cannot be changed by bureaucrats, including extensions which require a Steward to enable them (such as Cargo, Semantic MediaWiki).

    Please place the following at the very bottom of this section. Replace every section as needed:

    == <Name of wiki> ==
    {{SN wiki request
    |status = <!-- Do not remove this! -->
    |request = Enable <extension> or Change <restricted setting> 
    |wiki    = <!-- subdomain of wiki -->
    |reason = <!-- reason --> ~~~~
    |discussion= <!-- link to discussion, if any -->

    Unreal_Neo Encyclopedia

    Status:  Not done
    • Requesting: dormancy policy exemption
    • Reason(s): Could Any Stewards please re-add Unreal_Neo Encyclopedia ( to the queue for Dormancy exemption? My first Requests
      This Wiki had applied for a dormancy exemption some time ago, but due to Wiki database problems, all the original Wiki data was lost. Later, it applied for a rebuild queue, which made the dormancy exemption automatically invalid.
      Before this, the content in the Wiki has been formed to a certain scale and can be released to the public, but due to my work and the work of my co-maintainer, it may not be possible to make changes in a short time to prevent the dormancy policy from automatically refreshing. Hereby, we sincerely request Stewards to re-introduce the dormancy exemption policy, I'm thank you very much! Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 16:42, 12 December 2022 (UTC)
    Additional reasons, Content on the wiki is read by people. Thanks! Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 16:47, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Wiki brought back from original db141 so closing as moot. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:23, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So your mean is Wiki's Dormancy still effective?(I am that wiki's manager,In the private communication with the applicant, I think the applicant did not understand your meaning, so I need to confirm it here) BJ99 (talk) 15:13, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    However, I see Dormancy Policy/Exemptions has (Unreal_Neo Encyclopedia) dormancy exemptions...
    Are you sure to checked this Exemptions's Queues?
    (I don't think I fully understood what you meant by that. I thought that the dormancy exemption policy was cancelled automatically for special reasons...) Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 15:49, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not sure why there was so much confusion about this request but since it shows up in the exemption table I've readded it via ManageWiki as well so you won't need to worry about it being closed. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:14, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Status:  In progress
    • Requesting: Add dormancy exception to wiki
    • Discussion: N/A
    • Reason(s): This wiki is a sub-wiki of chakuwikiwiki. It is only edited for discussion when something goes wrong and Chakuwikiwiki becomes inaccessible, and is not edited on a regular basis. 1108-Kiju/Talk 11:26, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If I understand correctly, this wiki is used to discuss among members of the chakuwiki community whenever there's issues with the main wiki? If so I'm not convinced that would be something that would be eligible for a Dormancy Policy exemption as it doesn't seem the content of such a wiki would be valuable to be 'read by users' if it's sort of a backup wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 21:02, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Ucronias Wiki

    Status:  In progress
    • Requesting: Enable Cargo
    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:03, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Reception123, no, it is not enabled --Hispano76 (talk) 16:03, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Reception123, Void, you can re-enable the Cargo extension in my Wiki, because of the November bug it was disabled. --Hispano76 (talk) 22:24, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Fiction Wiki

    Status:  Not done
    • Requesting: Disable $wgCompressRevisions
    This extension is no longer supported and is pending removal, as revision compression is necessary for continued platform stability.
    While less convenient, the MassEditRegex extension has been proposed as a more-powerful alternative and has been used successfully by a few who previously relied on ReplaceText. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 22:19, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    MassEditRegex does not work for me. Darkrai18 (talk) 22:22, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This guide might help you to get it working: Dimpizzy (talk) 02:56, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Constant Noble

    Status:  In progress
    • Requesting: Deployment of Semantic Drilldown
    • Reason(s): A counterpart to Semantic MediaWiki, Semantic Drilldown "provides a [Special:Browse] page for drilling down through a site's data, using categories and filters on semantic properties. It is heavily tied in with the SMW extension, and is meant to be used for structured data that has semantic markup."
    Drilldown was also available on Yaron Koren's Referata back when that service was active; that much I realised during today's round of imports from the original Dixwell Dossier which it hosted. (Specifically, thanks to the "Filter" bits in the "Tracks" category description minutes before press time.)
    On SN here, the extension was also previously mentioned early last June in this request by alicesoft bureaucrat Alto the Reaper.
    Apologies if this is getting in the way of the upcoming MW 1.39 upgrade; we could've added Score too if not for the extension test recently nearing its end. (Relisting the latter request anytime between then and the start of February.) Routhwick (talk) 21:45, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Comprehensible Input Wiki

    Status:  Not done
    • Requesting: Enable Semantic MediaWiki
    • Reason(s): I would like to be able to create a database of links to videos that teach through comprehensible input, which I can then organize and reorganize on pages more easily than if I were to do so without it. Dimpizzy (talk) 18:51, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • After some research, it appears this tool wouldn't be ideal for my use case, so no need to enable this extension. Dimpizzy (talk) 23:56, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Comprehensible Input Wiki

    Status:  Done
    • Requesting: Enable ExternalData
    • Reason(s): I would like to be able to create a database of links to videos that teach through comprehensible input, which I can then organize and reorganize on pages more easily than if I were to do so without it. Dimpizzy (talk) 00:35, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dimpizzy: Yes check.svg Done. Apologies for the delay. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:28, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you! Dimpizzy (talk) 02:29, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Wiki reports

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Use this section to report wikis which are in violation of our global policies, such as the Content Policy. When reporting a wiki, please make sure to include lots of details, links to infringing pages, and more. If the matter is sensitive, please report this via email to stewards(at)

    Please place a new request at the bottom of this section.

    Real Life Villains Wiki Potential Content Policy Violations?

    At least 95% of the pages on there, do not have a source for reference. Considering that this wiki also features Internet users, I believe the wikis need to be warned for not having references to what they did wrong (EX: News report, or Wikipedia info) and they should delete pages that do not have sources. Nidoking (talk) 19:47, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Moved to wiki reports. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 20:37, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I agree with Nidoking, there are some pages throwing the kind of accusations you don't want to throw without solid references. Some sanction is in order. OrangeStar (talk) 21:27, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Agreed. The content of that wiki can ruin innocent people's lives if a claim about a person is untrue. Dimpizzy (talk) 03:00, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Can you provide some examples? Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:22, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    There are various pages on there that don't have any references at all, like this page for example and Nidoking (talk) 11:56, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Any update? Nidoking (talk) 14:41, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    All the wiki really. When it covers relatively unknown living people being accused of stuff like child abuse, murder, and all that, it shouldn't assume that these are common knowledge, they should include solid references for such claims. OrangeStar (talk) 19:48, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I believe at this juncture it would be ideal to raise the idea locally and see how receptive local managers are to cleaning up sources. Seeing how willing they are on this in public could give Stewards some ground to raise this topic as a priority if their intervention is required. --Raidarr (talk) 15:42, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Alright, I'll give that a try. OrangeStar (talk) 19:33, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Listen, what the wikis say will be heard of, and people will use that as their source much more than anything else.
    If you're gonna go out of your way to get a wiki meant to educate people about real life villains and why people should not be them, then that means you are enabling bad people. RoboticBloxxer (talk) 17:34, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The concern raised here is that the wiki is mostly unsourced. Given that it has many articles dealing with people, this could be a potential violation of CP 3 (and anyway, ignoring whatever the policy may say, it's best to include sources for the claims in any article whenever it's dealing with real life stuff, be it living people or other things). It's not our intention to enable bad people. OrangeStar (talk) 17:58, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @RoboticBloxxer: To be honest it looks like you missed a few words and that muddles the point you were making but I assume you are implying that people trying to hold the wiki accountable are enabling bad people.
    The problem with 'what the wikis say will be heard of' is that 'heard of' is literally hearsay. I can make up whatever crap I want and put it on the wiki. As long as it's obscure or I can whip out minority arguments/political buzzwords to support it, it's good and with the right timing it probably won't be challenged. If there wasn't a wide internet with thorough and better backed up information that demonstrates why people are 'bad' (between more objective sources as Wikipedia with a deliberate neutral tone, and blogs/journalism going into the nasty details), perhaps your implication of social benefit would hold more value. But it doesn't. The wiki brings little overall benefit and even less so if it's too lazy to back itself up and it's a sludge of what people think or remember. Your post enables and excuses lazy writing that can just as well enable harassment. That is the concern involved here.
    If 'look just google it' is what you are implying as the reason to sustain the wiki then you've failed to even demonstrate why the wiki should exist. If arbitrary 'oh I heard about it' is good enough to sustain the wiki content then it might as well be closed now. I'd rethink this approach.
    I'm probably going to be gone by the time you reply, so this is my final 2c on the matter. I don't even think the wiki is quite that much of a problem to warrant closure or direct intervention but your "defense" here does a disservice. --Raidarr (talk) 13:09, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That wiki must be closed due to lack of management and any other problems. Also there already Wikipedia which had more accurate information. Nirmanyu9 (talk) 22:49, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Real Life Villains Wiki has just been made private by Agent Isai to give its bureaucrats and administrators a chance to fix its issues (log action). Tali64³ (talk) 11:44, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    So, this thread is resolved now. Nidoking (talk) 17:34, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Spam report for inactive wiki - this is spam, created on a wiki which has only one inactive sysop. The sysop has not edited since their 3 edits on June 2022, and their similarly small group of edits throughout 2019, 2020, and 2021. I believe that the page should be deleted as spam. Collei (talk) 00:45, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can confirm what Collei said. This page seems to be in violation of Section I of the Miraheze Content Policy. If the services provided turn out to be a scam, this could also be in violation of Section VIII of the Content Policy. Don't know if we let it sit since it's not too big of a deal, but definitely seems shifty to me. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 04:51, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also, if it turns out to be a scam, it could violate "Miraheze does not host any content that is illegal in the United Kingdom", because it's, well, fraud. Collei (talk) 07:03, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Note: This thread has been moved from a completely unrelated one. Tali64³ (talk) 11:55, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well, I'm not reporting the wiki, just the specific page. It says that you can use this page to request global sysop intervention, and I'm requesting global sysop intervention to delete spam. Collei (talk) 16:51, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Discussion closure

    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    Please use this section to request a Steward close a local discussion. This may be in cases of local elections on wikis without bureaucrats, on wikis where local bureaucrats also voted thus needing a third-party to close, on wikis where the bureaucrat is inactive or unwilling to close a discussion, etc.


    Instructions/Read before making a request 

    If your request doesn't fall under any of these categories, you can add your request or question here.

    Scope change request

    Hi, I'd like to make this into a more public maps wiki, as I have previously requested. Is that okay? Thanks for your help! Firestar464 (talk) 09:35, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    That's perfectly fine. I have noted your new scope. Thanks for informing us! Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:01, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Issue with the AMYTW staff

    On Amazing YouTubers Wiki, the staff are, in my opinion, rather lacking in competence and are not very reasonable. To be specific on this story, when Qualitipedia was on the verge of closing, DuchesstheSponge, a bureaucrat who had not contributed to the wiki in a year, attempted to close the wiki. After two failed attempts, he, for whatever reason, decided to abandon his plan to shut down the wiki and started legitimately contributing to it - however, I can't say the moderating has been particularly legitimate. Not long after returning to contributing, he edited the SMG4 page and removed "War of the Fat Italians 2021" from the list of good episodes and moved it to the list of bad episodes without any good explanation - he just said "fuck WOTFI 2021" ([2]). When a user reverted this, he reverted them and gave no further reasoning to his actions ([3]). In addition to this, he also created a page on the SML video "Jeffy's 18th Birthday," which I put up for deletion because I felt it would fit better on Terrible SML Videos Wiki. However, Duchess reverted my edit with no explanation ([4]). I then created a topic on his talk page, questioning these two edits along with his apparent rule about the necessity of plainlinks, but he ignored me for a while, before eventually deleting the topic because it was "making him uncomfortable," which, to me, is just pure ignorance ([5]).

    Meanwhile, thePCGamer, an administrator, is another staff member who has shown a lack of competence. Before DuchesstheSponge even closed the thread mentioned above, they marked the thread as resolved before Duchess could even answer, even though it was not their concern what was going on ([6]). Although I cannot prove exactly what they said due to Duchess deleting the topic, I believe their reasoning for closing the thread was that I was "annoying everyone," even though I was asking Duchess questions I believe are important. When I added a second topic about Duchess' behaviour due to his previous complete ignorance, thePCGamer again closed it, questioning why I had to keep asking questions when Duchess doesn't want to reply, and my reasoning why I have to do that is because there is no good reason he doesn't want to reply - it is realistically laziness. After a while, they blocked me because I am asking questions that "nobody seems to care about" ([7]). When another user questioned this, they claimed that I stalked someone with no evidence, and also used many of the same lazy excuses they and Duchess constantly use. Raidarr and other users thankfully defended me, though thePCGamer has not yet ended their tactics, as they have again closed a thread unrelated to them since.

    Pacsonic9000, the owner of AMYTW, although not as bad as Duchess and thePCGamer, still has their issues. They added me to the admin blacklist because I was "annoying" and thought that links and images don't qualify as evidence (which I have reasons for, also I never said links don't qualify as evidence), and also later said I had stalked Duchess (which again, there is no evidence of) and "made him uncomfortable" (which is quite pathetic) and also criticised me for adding Duchess' rant to the New Reception Wiki, which proves that they cannot handle people criticising Duchess, and also called me out on trying to revive Qualitipedia even though the RFC did not directly prevent people from doing that, nor did it necessarily attempt to do so ([8], [9]). They also deleted a topic on their talk page questioning their actions ([10]), and marked a thread as resolved because I was "annoying," even though the thread was months ago anyway.

    I am reporting this here because I have not been able to make any negotiations with the staff, and therefore I now see the only option is reporting it here. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 00:01, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I should also note I opened a discussion regarding their rights (this), but that has generated little discussion, despite a topic notice being posted on PCGamer and Duchess' talk page. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 20:17, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: Do you have any comment here? Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 23:18, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Money12123: I'm not quite sure what you're asking us to do here. Either way, the general rule is that local communities are responsible for electing their own administrators and Stewards would only intervene in internal matters if it's serious enough. Though these seem to be separate incidents which involve discretion so I'm not sure what Stewards could do, especially not knowing the policies and conventions on that specific wiki. What I would suggest would be to try to ask the users you mention to reply to this thread and explain their side of the story/explain why they took the actions they did. Otherwise I would note that administrators are accountable to their communities and shouldn't in any case try dismiss or hide dissent just because it makes them "uncomfortable". Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:10, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Reception123: I highly doubt that would work. ThePCGamer constantly marks threads made my me as resolved even if it's another admin's thread and they don't request for it to be closed, and the other two are still likely to just resolve the subject with no direct response. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 00:42, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Warn them against closing threads without valid reason and tell them Stewards are aware. Should they close another thread invalidly for the sake of suppressing local legitimate feedback, raise it up in this thread and we'll send them a message. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:45, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: That's reasonable, I suppose. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 23:03, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please shut down Mixed Receptions TV Shows Wiki.

    This wiki needs to be shut down, as it is a horrible mess full of vandalism and biased pages. Plus, I fear that people will move pages from the Terrible and Best TV Shows wikis to this wiki. ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 00:30, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @ShawnTehLogoBoi: A couple of things:
    1. Being a mess does not mean it should be closed. It can be cleaned up.
    2. If people move pages from those wikis, then you can put them up for deletion.
    Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 02:23, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    But Money12123, the wiki's current state is far from salvageable. There is so much vandalism and biased pages, and the current owner of this wiki, PATRICKSTARSEVEN is inactive. It's best if we get rid of this dumpster fire. ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 03:13, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Can you provide some examples of vandalism which went unfixed for a long period of time? Bias is subjective and can't be actioned by Stewards. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:00, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    One example of vandalism that went unfixed for a long period of time is Noggin, a page that consists of nothing but vandalism. Another example is Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a page that has nothing to do with the scope of Mixed Reception TV Shows Wiki. ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 13:08, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @ShawnTehLogoBoi: How could it be "far from salvageable"? Just go through every page and fix them or put them up for deletion. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 03:55, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Vandalism alone isn't enough to close a wiki, in my opinion. As anyone can edit wikis, anyone can revert vandalism in those wikis. imo, there's only a few select instances when vandalism would warrant closing a wiki, for example when it's a persistent vandal, when just reverting edits is a waste of time, and the admins are inactive and thus unable to block vandals, but even then you could probably get a Global Sysop to block them and could get a local election going if there are still active editors in order to replace the inactive admins. OrangeStar (talk) 14:45, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Indeed, vandalism by itself isn't a reason to close a wiki. The Content Policy however states that "Wiki administrators are also expected to know this policy and are responsible for ensuring that their wikis do not fall outside the bounds of these rules." so if administrators are inactive or unwilling to stop vandalism and the wiki becomes toxic (§5) or effectively has no leadership or no rules (§4) then it would have to be closed as a Content Policy violation. That being said, when reporting a wiki links to pages must be provided as Stewards can't be expected to go through every page hoping to find what is being reported. Also general statements like "there's vandalism" or "it's biased" aren't very helpful. Reception123 (talk) (C) 21:05, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Creation of global page deletion requests page for Global Administrators

    Hello Miraheze community, Today I want to give you a very good system proposal. As we know, users with Global Sysop authorization have the authority to modify/protect/move/clear the cache of any page. Unfortunately, when the administrators of the current wiki are not active on their own wiki, unfortunately the page cannot be deleted, copyrights, bad sentences (insult, threat, blackmail, etc.) can be on wikis other than Miraheze. When the page is not deleted, thousands of lawsuits are the subject. Inspired by the page on Wikimedia, I want Global Sysop requests from here as well, as my own personal decision, of course, your decisions are very valuable to me. I'm waiting for your comments and the result is inconclusive etc. good luck to Miraheze. Hey Türkiye message? 18:21, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Offer: Based on the text above, a Global Sysops/Requests page will be created and users with Global Sysop authorization will have the right to delete pages other than Miraheze.

    Ratings and Comments

    1. Symbol support vote.svg Support As the bidder, I find the offer appropriate and I vote for Global Sysops to undertake this task. Hey Türkiye message? 18:21, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    2. The Stewards' noticeboard (the one this thread is on) serves essentially the same purpose as the page you're proposing; it's also used for matters requiring Global Sysop intervention. Tali64³ (talk) 19:06, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      Response Response I'll sign under it, you're right. Hey Türkiye message? 20:01, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    RfP Page

    How do I make a request permissions page on my wiki. Kind of like Meta:Requests_for_permissions Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:48, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Just create a page titled "Project:Requests for permissions" or something similar. You can use InputBox to have the page preload text during creation. Tali64³ (talk) 17:07, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Plwase delete my miraheze account

    I want to delete my Miraheze account TX12 (talk) 12:45, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    For copyright and technical reasons, your account cannot be deleted. Stewards can, however, lock it, preventing you from editing any wiki hosted on Miraheze. If you would like to request that it be vanished, file a request at Tali64³ (talk) 20:57, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I cannot edit on the Audiovisual Identity Database wiki

    Hi, I am KBAMF2006 from YouTube, and I have something very important. I got to the Audiovisual Identity Database wiki for the first time today, and I cannot edit on the said wiki, probably because of the stupid sockpuppet error thing I have affected with (rarely, I think), so can you fix that edit thing on the said wiki (again) for me pretty please? KBAMF2006 (talk) 18:06, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you please email stewards(at) with the full error (including the IP in the error)? They'll be able to sort it out. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:09, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    i wanna wipe a wiki, but not delete it?

    what im talking about is... that its reset to when it first is created and there are no pages... can somebody wipe my wiki?

    River2380 is halal (talk) 01:32, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Moving this request to the Stewards' noticeboard, you may need to file a Phabricator ticket for additional assistance. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:08, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Request for Dormancy Policy Exemption

    Hello, I would like to request my wiki be added to the exemption list. It's a wiki that houses my writing and I'm the only one that's working on it. I was hoping this wiki would be around long after I'm gone so that people can continue to read my stuff. I admit that I haven't been as active there, but life has kept me busy and I haven't had time to add more of my writings there. I also haven't had time to write anything new and my wiki was closed because of it. I've reopened it, but I'm worried about losing my wiki and all of my writing if I'm unable to return to it. It's meant to be read rather than edited and I would be very grateful if you would grant me a permanent exemption for it.

    Here is the link to my wiki if you'd like to view it. Thank you for your time. TheRainRogue (talk) 07:06, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Issue regarding Qualitipedia

    I noticed that all of the Qualitipedia wikis are now deleted. I have a couple of problems with this:

    1. Usually, wikis are deleted within six months of closure. The Qualitipedia wikis were closed on September 27, 2022, and I first noticed this deletion on January 23, 2023, which was probably January 22, 2023 in British time, which is only three months and five days.
    2. This includes Qualitipedia Meta, which was not even closed and there were still things to be done there. If you had at least just closed it, I wouldn't have such a problem, but I feel the content there is important and I was hoping it could eventually be moved to New Qualitipedia, which probably will not happen now, since you usually can't collect a dump file from a deleted wiki.
    3. I was in the middle of archiving things on the Qualitipedia wikis so I had information about the wikis and could use it when necessary, and now I cannot do that.

    Could you please do something about this? Thanks, Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 20:44, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    The RfC closure mandated it remain open for at least 3 months (this including Qualitipedia Central). As three months had passed, it was deleted as it was felt that that was more than enough time to archive whatever was needed and to download the XML dumps. The XML dumps are still live on if you wish to download them. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:31, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: Well, it should have been closed first so we at least had more of a warning. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 00:05, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Money12123: The wikis have been closed for the past few months, as you noted since September 27. Wikis closed are able to be deleted per system administrator discretion, barring community consensus on certain topics. 3 months had passed, as the RfC mandated, on December 27, 2022, and the wikis could be deleted by SRE at any point without warning after that date. The XML dumps are still available on, as noted by Agent Isai. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused. If you require any further assistance, please feel free to reach out on my talk page. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 04:14, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @BrandonWM: I was talking about Qualitipedia Meta. It was never closed. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 20:35, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    All QP wikis had been closed. It was common sense that QP Meta would follow suit soon enough. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 04:02, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Deleted Beurocrat Permission

    Hi, I'm new to miraheze and I was setting up my own wiki, I wanted to completely restructure the permissions system, so I deleted all permission roles, turns out now I don't have permission to create or give permissions anymore. I assumed it would work like on discord; the account that created the wiki would always have all permissions, but turns out thats not how it works, cause now I've got 0 permissions. What can I do to regain control of my wiki and finnish setting it up? Ghost Taker (talk) 12:54, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Request for Admin on inactive Wiki

    (When I requested a CountryHumans OC Wiki, it was declined saying that there was already one. When I tried to contact the owner, (using the link given) the Main Page was deleted. I tried to contact the owner/Bureau, but it kept saying that my edits were going to show publicly once it was approved.) I used a little trick I know to find them on other Wikis, and I contacted them on a very active Wiki. (They have only made five Global Edits, four of them on the Wiki)

    That was four days ago, and no answer. I gave them very big details on what I would want, and what I would do.

    (When the Wiki was declined, it said that I could request to become an Admin on Wiki if it wasn't active.)

    What I'm saying is that I would like to become an Admin or even a new Bureaucrat, and "Adopt" the Wiki.

    Link to Wiki: [11]

    Link to talk: [12] Commetia (talk) 14:00, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Why have the Qualitipedia Wikis been deleted?

    I have notice a few days ago that the Qualitipedia Wikis, such as Terrible Shows, Best TV Shows & Episodes, Awful Movies, Greatest Movies, Crappy Games and Awesome Games Wikis have been deleted, and from what ShawnTehLogoBoi said, it was you who deleted them, so please tell me why you deleted the Qualitipedia Wikis, and when are they gonna be Re-Open again? Augustborn1996 (talk) 12:24, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    grant crate as successful request

    hello, my request for crate has been a successful request and i am requesting for a steward to grant me crate more than 3 months have passed btw


    MY account Cocopuff2018 (talk) 12:45, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]