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This page is only for matters that need Stewards' attention.
Here you can:

  • Ask a steward to block/lock disruptive users
  • Bring up matters that should be handled by stewards

If in doubt, please try Community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward

If you would like to:

Please remember to:

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


We had a small attack of vandalism

We had a small attack of vandalism. Blanking:

and spam from fandom wiki: ip

Check if these attacks are related to each other. I think it's one or two people with FANDOM. I am afraid that during the Christmas break they will want to destroy us... Zel Nonsensopedia

I can verify for 100% those user accounts were created by the very same person. There is no evidence that suggests the user created additional (vandalism-only) accounts. Due to privacy reasons, I cannot go into details regarding the used IP addresses, however, if you are under attack again please let us know so we can take additional measures as necessary. Southparkfan (talk) 14:55, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Interwiki links

I want my own interwiki links of my wiki Gyaanipedia, which is in many languages. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: Could you please list your wikis with interwiki prefixes so that I (or anyone) can work on it?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:46, 20 December 2018 (UTC)


  • gyaanipedia
  • higyaanipedia
  • bngyaanipedia
  • tegyaanipedia
  • tagyaanipedia
  • pugyaanipedia
  • gugyaanipedia
  • mrgyaanipedia
  • mlgyaanipedia
  • bhgyaanipedia
  • maigyaanipedia

I will create more language wikis in future.

@Shaunak Chakraborty: Are you sure you want to use them? They won't work as language interwiki prefixes (language interwiki prefixes should be language codes (such as hi or bn).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 00:39, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

OK I got it then please use these prefixes:-

  • en
  • hi
  • bn
  • te
  • ta
  • pu
  • gu
  • mr
  • ml
  • bh
  • mai

Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

OK, and now it's Yes check.svg Done--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:15, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Templates won't update

To whomever it may concern,

On my wiki the Legion Libraries, templates do not seem to be updating. I am currently making many pages, so I simply wish to be able to see my progress as I do so. If there is a way to fix this, please do as such whenever you can. Many thanks!

-Nicholas Kaos 26 December 2018

Hi, this is an issue that is simply resolved using methods described in w:WP:PURGE. I'm not sure if there is an easy way to automate doing so, but if you need help with any of it, let me know. -- Void Whispers 20:56, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Add interwiki new languages

Please add these new languages in Interwiki

Miraheze wikis

  • as
  • hif
  • commons
  • or

Wikia wikis

Thank you very much Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

OK, I was first asked for it, and want to ask this question. Are there any ways to add lots of interwikis at once (something like nuke or mass rollback), because it will be like dozens of repetitive work and it would be much easier if I could do it mechanically?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:45, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
P.S. And I personally think that ja should be assigned for http://ja.gyaanipedia.wikia.cominstead, ain't I right?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:48, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Comment authority at

Comment authority is disabled at What does this mean?--ウソつき (talk) 07:47, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

I think that's due to update, which also happened in Usopedia. You can fix it from Special:ManageWikiPermissions on your wiki by checking comment and possibly commentlinks if you want to allow users adding links.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:41, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Checkuser on Usopedia

開拓者 has illeagal accounts 灌漑水路 and クールトレイン777. He is very malicious LTA and deploying Probaganda at each other UCP sites. He is LTA:KOSHIN and Usopedia had been manipulate by the same person. Please checkuser and lock these accounts.--ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター (talk) 09:56, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi.I'm cooltrain777,sysop and BC on Usopedia.
ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター was created 開拓者 and 灌漑水路 's block request on Usopedia.And his request reason is LTA:KOSHIN.But,開拓者 and 灌漑水路 and クールトレイン777(me) are Usopedia's sysop and BC.
So,I think,ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター hate us.So,I think he is LTA.So,please checkuser ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター, too.:-) --クールトレイン777 (cooltrain777) ( Userpage / Talk page ) 10:25, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think this CU request made by ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター is merely a harassment against us, without any valid evidences. On the other hand, it might be useful to check ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター, because the user him/herself might be an LTA. I will lock this account for cross-wiki harassing against certain users.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:32, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
CU is inconclusive, there's no obvious connection. -- Void Whispers 19:12, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Checkuser request on suspected accounts

Hi, I'd like to request for checkuser on suspected accounts on Usopedia and Ansaikuropedia. They are:

They have made votes against me within just an hour or so, and their only contribution is this vote on my user subpage (already reverted). .Trashes and Ekusuto1 were created on Ansaikuropedia probably only for this purpose. It's almost obvious that some kind of vandal or LTA is behind this (as these accounts are all listed here), but I wonder who it actually is. Thanks.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 08:52, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

I'll add this account, as s/he seems to know what's inside our abuse filter, which only those who have experienced them would know.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:00, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
The first six accounts are all the same user, and also Special:CentralAuth/ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター. User:未来切手 is on a mobile range, and it's difficult to be certain, but it is not related to the other listed accounts at all. -- Void Whispers 17:48, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your reply. 開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 17:50, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Merge users on

First of all, I'll do a lot of requests like this because after moving our wiki from Wikia, users need to get back their accounts but can't sign up with the old user names, so they have to create a temporary account and then merge it with the old. That said, the first request is to merge Special:CentralAuth/Undead Lord with Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord, and than merge it with Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord temporaneo. The final username must be "Revenant Lord".--Wedhro (talk) 17:28, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Also, the following 10 sockpuppets (!) need to be merged together...

And then the final merge with Special:CentralAuth/Treffo, which is the definitive user name. Happy new year!--Wedhro (talk) 20:30, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi, it appears that the first global merge has failed. I've filed T3947, so that it can be investigated when sysadmins are available. I will be performing more tests on merging accounts once I get more information, and only then will I attempt to merge another user. -- Void Whispers 05:42, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Main Page mobile

Can anyone please tell me that how I can create a mobile main page of my wiki which is different from the desktop page. Thank you. My wiki Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: It is possible, but we do not currently have the extension installed. I have created a task on Phabricator for an extension to be reviewed for this purpose. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:35, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Add interwiki new languages

Please add these new languages in Interwiki  

  • hif
  • as
  • or
  • sa
  • commons
  • meta

Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: OK, I've done with the four language code requests above (only on the English Gyaanpedia. Since the work we need to do per your request is increasing in a quadratic manner, I will nominate you as an interwiki admin on January 5th, and also hope that you do it by yourself if it successes).
However, for meta and commons, are you sure you want to use them, since it will overwrite the global interwiki prefixes currently assigned to Miraheze meta and Miraheze commons?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:18, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
@開拓者:Yes I am sure for meta and commons. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
OK, it's done on English Gyaanipedia.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:01, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Permission error on new wiki

Hello, I don't think I've received admin/bureaucrat permissions for the wiki I requested earlier today: It looks like there might have been a similar issue with new wikis on Dec 20th, though I'm new to using mediawiki and might have missed something obvious. Thanks for your help. Aclapper (talk) 21:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, user "Hearth to matilda" has the admin/bureaucrat rights. See Paladox (talk) 01:23, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
We've resolved the error by deleting the wiki, which was mistakenly created for the wrong user, and recreated it for you. We are currently investigating why the wrong user appears on the wiki request. It appears to be an accidental issue caused by migrating user accounts. -- Void Whispers 03:23, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, that worked. Aclapper (talk) 17:00, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (2)

Now that the issues with user merge seems to be fixed, I remind you I asked for the following mega-merge of 10 sockpuppets:

And then the final merge with Special:CentralAuth/Treffo, which is the definitive user name.
Then the temporary user Special:CentralAuth/TheAlePower_temp needs to get the username and contribs of Special:CentralAuth/TheAlePower.
Anyway I'm not sure how this works, point is: users are creating temporary accounts in order to get back their original accounts, which they can't create because they already exist, so they must be able to log in the old account by using the password/email of the new one. If that's not feasible, tell me how to do it, please.--Wedhro (talk) 08:41, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Also, user Revenant Lord says he can't login after the user merge, with error "Incorrect username or password entered".--Wedhro (talk) 15:31, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
This is what I was afraid of, the extension provides no information on what user information is preserved, but it seems like it isn't what we wanted it to be. I'm going to test what gets saved, before moving forward with the user merges. -- Void Whispers 16:07, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Maybe the old account should be merged into the temporary account (so that the user gets back the contribs and keeps the new password/email), then the temporary account gets renamed as the old one?--Wedhro (talk) 16:10, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
That appears to be how it works. We'll go with that from now on. Is there any reason to merge the accounts for Treffo? As it doesn't appear that a user is getting the account back. -- Void Whispers 16:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
He will, it was him that asked me to merge his old sockpuppets. I set up a page on Fandom for people asking to join the new wiki here, so I'm only requesting merges for users that are actually interested.--Wedhro (talk) 16:22, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Also, Special:CentralAuth/Blueyes2002 needs to be merged in Special:CentralAuth/Blueyestemp, and the final user name must be "Blueyes2002".--Wedhro (talk) 16:27, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

TheAlePower has been done, but we've come across an issue with the user merge function that prevents us from doing anything else for the time being. Most simply put, the username that gets merged does not become available for use, even though it should be. -- Void Whispers 18:59, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, for "Revenant Lord" they can reset there password through email (i've added the email from there temp account to it). Paladox (talk) 21:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Blueyes2002 is done. Could you make sure that each user logs into nonciclopedia with their temporary account first? We can only merge a user account when they exist on all the same wikis as the other account. -- Void Whispers 21:22, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki's logo (File:Wiki.png) won't update

I always have a hard time adding a new version of the nonciclopedia's logo; even if the upload is successful and the new version appears in the history, the file stays on the previous version for days or forever. Purging the page won't help. Attempting to reupload the file fails, I'm told that version already exist, and checking the options to ignore system errors and such fails too. We often change logo for special occasions like holidays and such so we can wait a few hours for the servers to catch up but no longer than that.--Wedhro (talk) 09:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Oops, here's the logo: --Wedhro (talk) 09:54, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
@Wedhro: What does the new logo look like? To resolve the issue quickly, you can upload the new logo separately using Special:Upload and then change the logo in Special:ManageWikiSettings. Also, please note that for technical issues you can use Community Noticeboard instead of SN. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:32, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Oops, next time. If you check the history you'll see there's a few differences between the 21 dic 2018 and 2 gen 2019 versions (the title doesn't overlap with the logo and the wiki-sphere is slightly different) and you can see those differences in the history thumbnails, but if you click on this one you're taken to the previous version of the file. Also, in Special:ManageWikiSettings I can't link to the newest version for the same reason: the link to the new version is, exactly the same as the link I previously set, and it leads to the old version. --Wedhro (talk) 10:41, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Namespace Error

On my wiki, I accidentally didn't notice that I had a few pages already created with the prefix English: before I created the namespace English. Those pages seem to be inaccessible now. I am only looking to delete them. Any advice? How can I delete the namespaces I created? I regret my decision! I will go delete the content out of the namespaces ... --Aquatiki (talk) 13:22, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, the ability to delete namespaces hasn’t been added yet, but if you would like, we can manually remove them from the database. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 14:07, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I screwed up. Can you delete the English and Greek namespaces, and their Talk namespaces? --Aquatiki (talk) 23:35, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Please do delete the namespaces. They are empty, but I screwed up and their are articles in the Main namespace that are inaccessible. here --Aquatiki (talk) 03:13, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Deleted MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 12:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

ReplaceText Permissions

I added the extension ReplaceText, and when I go to its special page, I get the error You are not allowed to execute the action you have requested. I am the administrator and bureaucrat, and I checked my user rights, which seem to include everything except bot. What am I doing wrong? --Aquatiki (talk) 23:38, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Try disabling it and enabling it. If that doesn't work, use Special:ManageWikiPermissions to add replacetext to the sysop usergroup and let us know. -- Void Whispers 23:46, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Special:ManageWikiPermissions was the answer. Thanks! --Aquatiki (talk) 00:27, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Internal error after submitting ManageWiki forms

Hi. I seem to have problems after I click "Submit" on ManageWiki forms and I get this text:

MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [60fdc0a8730720f528b9af56] 2019-01-06 12:17:07: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; and $wgShowDBErrorBacktrace = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.

What is causing this error? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 12:19, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Is this specific to any one ManageWiki form? Or does it affect all of them? -- Void Whispers 18:04, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, we have now fixed the error. It was due to a missing table in the database (for a extension) Paladox (talk) 18:05, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, i hate the internal error after i click "Submit" after I see that page think I that that was not saved. thanks 😃Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 18:17, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Visual Editor for custom namespace

On I've created a custom namespace (STGM). It seems like the visual editor extension needs to be informed of the namespace for it to work, which I can't do.

Also I had to add the namespace twice because it disappeared. It might have to do with me accidentally using the same name for the main and talk namespace. It would probably be best to automatically create a name for the talk namespace, since the default seems to be "[main namespace name] talk" anyway. I hope the namespace has now been created correctly.

Thanks in advance

Error in Special:ManageWikiNamespaces on my Uncyclopedia

Hi! I seem to have an error on the Special:ManageWikiNamespaces special page on my Uncyclopedia wiki; the drop-down list on choosing namespaces seem to be empty. I tried both adding ?safemode=yes to the URL and changing skins, the dropdown list continue to be empty. Please help me to fix this problem. Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 14:59, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser request for suspected LTA accounts on Usopedia

Hi, I'd like to ask for a checkuser on suspected LTA accounts created on Usopedia. They are:

They all have the suffix 「たん」 in common (which is some sort of trend following my sub account 開拓たん), had been created in a short period, and the second account has been indefinitely blocked due to abusive user name. Thanks in advance.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:35, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

X mark.png Not Done Using multiple accounts is allowed per the User_accounts_policy. Only in the case of misuse a CheckUser could be justified. Southparkfan (talk) 01:49, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
It is allowed, but the accounts of an LTA is NOT (because it's a block/lock evasion). I should also note that having multiple accounts without reasons on our wiki is against our local policy (even if it's not against the global policy). We have been suffering from a Japanese cross-wiki LTA for a long time, and I also should add that at least one of them is probably that of the LTA (based on the logging on the abuselog).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 02:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
In that case, I'm going to take a look at it. -- Void Whispers 20:15, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
The above accounts are all technically related to each other. -- Void Whispers 20:32, 11 January 2019 (UTC)


Quacking sock of Lousie3 - just see their contributions here on Meta and the wiki that they created. Please globally lock. Thanks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 12:30, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, why are you so sure about this user being a sockpuppet of Louise3?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:38, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
The behavior here matches the Louise3 socks almost exactly - mass canvassing here on Meta for users to contribute to their wiki, unilaterally giving out admin and bureaucrat rights to every user who creates a local account on their wiki, having their wiki more-or-less copy Wikipedia (possibly in violation of copyright policy), etc. Amanda Catherine (talk) 12:44, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
You may be right, but I'm not sure enough, and, at least, we can't say the user is a vandal-only account so far (like LTA:KOSHIN or whatsoever). Please wait for a steward to come and review your comment. Also, please do not revert edits on talk pages (unless it's an obvious vandal or/and it's your own talk page). Thank you.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:58, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
I have restored their access to their wiki. @Amanda Catherine: as a staff member, I would like to ask you to not ban founders from their wikis even if you have admin/bureaucrat on the wiki. If an account is a sock puppet, it will be determined by stewards sabe edit reversions and wiki removals will be handeled by steward. This is their responsibility and not yours. We are happy however for you to tell us if you think an account is a sock puppet. Thanks for your understanding. I will let the stewards handle the rest of this. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 15:37, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
CU confirmed. But yeah let stewards handle it. -- Void Whispers 16:53, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
For some clarity; "as a staff member, I would like to ask you to not ban founders from their wikis", wikis don't have founders, and as a staff member, you don't have the authority to overrule the actions of a community member. By the user giving Amanda crat, Amanda has the same responsibility for the wiki as the original user and the removal of bureaucrat from the user is 100% a valid action in a sense where policies lack. Just like you're reinstating is 100% valid as an action. John (talk) 19:23, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
+1 regarding what John said. Just to be clear, the user was such an obvious sock of Louise3 that I instantly recognized having dealt with them extensively before, and therefore I took the actions I did because IMHO the user really had no right to even have that wiki created. Although, on a semi-related note, I see the user has blocked me indefinitely and I’d be appreciative if this could be removed so that I don’t have an invalid block in my CA. Amanda Catherine (talk) 22:46, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption

I would like to request a Dormancy Policy exemption for the Constructed Worlds (Altverse) Wiki because it is viewed and designed for a significant readership base and does not require continual editing as it already contains a fairly large library of articles and content. The community occasionally experiences decreased editing activity, but not necessarily viewing activity, so we would like an exemption in the unlikely but possible chance that no significant edits are made within the timeframe allowed before a wiki is labeled "dormant", because the wiki contains significant amounts of content. Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 05:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

CSS won't let me edit

Greetings, I really need your help. I was working on my common CSS of PlayStation All-Stars Database, but it won't let me edit as it said quote:

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

You do not have permission to edit this CSS page because it may affect all visitors.

Permissions for editing of sitewide CSS/JS/JSON files were recently separated from the editinterface right. If you do not understand why you are getting this error, see mw:MediaWiki_1.32/interface-admin.

I've tried everything to update my administration, but it won't let me edit. Would you help me to fix and analysis this?

-Official-PSASD (talk) 08:32, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

As you are a bureaucrat there, you can go to Special:ManageWikiPermissions, and allow admin (or whatever group you want) the permissions: editsitecss, editsitejson, editsitejs. That will restore your permissions to edit css, js, and json on MediaWiki namespace.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:39, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Well, I did added the permission but sadly it didn't allowed me to add it where in the user rights where the check box is grey (it shown in "Groups you cannot change"), I've tried again but it won't let me create CSS. -Official-PSASD (talk) 19:52, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
You should either allow these permissions to sysop, or you should make sure that bureaucrats can add the groups you created. -- Void Whispers 19:58, 11 January 2019 (UTC)