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  • ...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

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  • ...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)
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  • Hi, can you remove "Administrateur" and "Administrateur d'interface" (sysop and interface sysop) status of "Vorlod"'s account. Thanks
    • (Sorry for my bad english)

Vorlod (talk) 16:00, 9 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Vorlod: should be done. -- Void Whispers 14:02, 10 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks @Void: Vorlod (talk) 14:44, 10 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]


This person activities seen to me are quite dubious, can any stewards get the review on it? Thanks. SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:09, 12 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I've warned them on their talk page about their inappropriate username and wiki request (which I've declined), and they responded by accusing me of vandalism for blanking the misleading statement on their userpage. I think that at least a local Meta Wiki Block, if not a global lock, is in order. Amanda Catherine (talk) 01:25, 12 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your review on it. Yeah, previously I also going to decline the user wiki request, but you has arrived your review job, now awaiting the stewards or local admins to get on it, I dubious that this vandal maybe a sock of somebody else. SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:38, 12 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I'd say that it's likely that they are a sock of Louise3/DoveWindsor, as a notable behavioral characteristic of their disruption was strange attempts to fork Wikipedia, among other things (and this was before Framgate and the forking discussions that occurred as a result of that). Amanda Catherine (talk) 02:09, 12 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I think a global lock must be applied Gustave London (talk) 20:31, 13 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
@SA 13 Bro, Amanda Catherine, and Gustave London: The user has been Yes check.svg locked under the Terms of Use and I have in a position as a local administrator Yes check.svg already replaced his userpage with a {{locked}} notice. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - on) 20:38, 13 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Good RhinosF1 Gustave London (talk) 20:45, 13 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

System administrators

A new version of MediaWiki is available (1.34). Can you upgrade? Gustave London (talk) 13:25, 14 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

(non sys-admin) - Hi Gustave London, We run the latest stable version of MediaWiki at Miraheze and as this page shows that is 1.33. This is as the beta versions (like 1.34) regularly have quite critical issues as can be seen on mediawiki's train deployment phabricator tasks with a number of versions being rolled back or blocked recently until issues are fixed and we wouldn't like to be impacted by major downtime. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - on) 13:32, 14 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I know. That's why I asked "if it would". I also have a wiki, but it also goes 1.33 Gustave London (talk) 13:51, 14 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Main Page issues

Hi.I own Moderate-Rightpedia. When i look up, it does not direct me to the main page. It directs me to a page that i deleted. How do i stop this from happening? Could you please help or give me a step by step instruction of how to undo this? Thank you!

AZ Official 17:48, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Could you clarify what page it should link to? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - on) 17:50, 14 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
For me it redirects to Main Page. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:03, 14 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Request for checkuser

Wiki poserdazfreebies rarely gets more than one new account in any given day. Earlier this week, four accounts with similar names were created within two minutes of each other:

  • 17:38, 10 August 2019 User account Joogaloogie99 talk contribs block was created
  • 17:37, 10 August 2019 User account Jewels99 talk contribs block was created
  • 17:36, 10 August 2019 User account Jules99 talk contribs block was created
  • 17:36, 10 August 2019 User account Juju99 talk contribs block was created

In a separate matter, two accounts with somewhat-similar names (random strings with the same suffix) were created in the last two days, which made me curious enough to look through the log:

  • 16:58, 14 August 2019 User account MsiInlDige talk contribs block was created
  • 23:58, 13 August 2019 User account LlivaerRDige talk contribs block was created
  • 05:40, 23 July 2019 User account LdkqvcaAfDige talk contribs block was created
  • 00:54, 23 July 2019 User account PotHhAqweDige talk contribs block was created
  • 16:47, 22 July 2019 User account UtreyffasqDige talk contribs block was created
  • 04:27, 7 July 2019 User account YufaggsarDige talk contribs block was created
  • 10:32, 6 June 2019 User account DiSsmaraDige talk contribs block was created
  • 02:18, 5 June 2019 User account MiIomvqaDige talk contribs block was created
  • 09:12, 17 May 2019 User account LisqituqqDige talk contribs block was created

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Robkelk (talkcontribs)

@Robkelk: I investigated, that's true. But to be sure, I'll call @Void:.--Gustave London (talk) 12:47, 15 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Gustave London Robkelk specifically asked for a CU to check this. As far as I can tell, you do not have CheckUser access. Please do not mislead users into thinking you have carried out a request when you haven't. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - on) 13:35, 15 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I meant "investigated" because I went to see if it was true. I said "call Void" because it has access to the checkuser. Gustave London (talk) 14:09, 15 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
For the purposes of avoiding confusion, please leave reviewing them to CheckUsers unless you have any new information or it is clearly false. All of our stewards have CU access and I'll keep an eye on it to make sure someone helps out soon. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - on) 14:11, 15 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done No evidence of abuse in line with global or local policy. John (talk) 20:48, 15 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]


Cross-wiki vandalism, see SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:07, 16 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, was already on it before I saw this post. John (talk) 01:09, 16 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, there is currently a lot of user rename requests that are sill open (their accounts have not eat been renamed) and it includes my account rename request. —znotch190711 (temporary signature) 11:10, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

How would you be able to claim that there are "a lot" of user rename requests open since the GlobalRenameQueue page can only be viewed by Stewards? Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:20, 19 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done by John. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 08:41, 20 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

A problem over at Great Characters Wiki

Angrybirdsfan2005: It appears that someone can't write a blog due to a problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze (talkcontribs)


Hi, this is Cy on an alternate account due to a forgotten password. I would like to request the removal of my wikicreator rights due to the forgotten password and overall inactivity. Thank you. Sincerely, Malcolm 23:52, 23 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Sad to see you leave. Thank you for your contributions and help! Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:23, 24 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Changing my username

I wan't to change my username to PapercutsExist AntiJawn (talk) 03:16, 25 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@AntiJawn: Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest 04:52, 25 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]