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Request to poach another user's name, bis

At Stewards'_noticeboard/Archive_7#Request to poach another user's name, I asked that my username Spike_the_Dog be renamed to Spike. The outcome of that discussion was that @Borderman: said he knew the owner of the username, and I conceded that he knew him; and other Mirahezians lamented the absence of a policy on abandoned accounts.

It is now a full year later and the account Spike has never been used in that year. By all of the hypothetical policies put forth during that discussion, the account Spike is abandoned, and I would like it, please; especially as Wikia has expressed a desire no longer to host the original Uncyclopedia, on which I have been notorious as Spike for seven years, and its Admins conduct a debate on whether to move here (to move the real, original Uncyclopedia, as opposed to the two single-user Uncyclopedia wanna-bes already created). Borderman's friend evidently doesn't care, and I do. Spıke (talk)02:30 28-Feb-2019

I think we can wait until a final conclusion is drawn there. Some of them want to reunite with en.uncyclopedia.co, in fact.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:28, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. But I disagree on the need to wait. I had made the user rename request long before the current turmoil, and I wish it no matter how this debate works out. Spıke (talk)03:34 28-Feb-2019

@John: @Voidwalker: ^ Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:50, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
@Spike the Dog: I have no issue with you using the name and I do remember you mentioning the username request. I do know the user Spike on my Lonsdale Battalion wiki but as you mention he hasn't used that account for a long time, neither have I for that fact but I do plan on returning to it shortly. The reason Spike hasn't used his account is because he has his own website on the same subject and has no need to duplicate his work on the Lonsdale Battalion wiki. We both have very different projects on the same subject and are happy to help each other out if necessary but rarely (or never) really do. I don't expect to see the current user Spike use his account again in the future and if he does, because of the sheer length of time absent from any kind of editing, it would seem strange not to allow Spike the Dog be renamed "Spike" across Mirahaze. Just because my friend is known as Spike on my wiki, his own website and various WWI military forums, it doesn't mean he has ownership of that name everywhere. There must be thousands of people with that username across the globe across many different websites. However, with respect to Miraheze, if I know that he won't be using his account any time soon plus it has now been a year since the previous discussion about it, I have no issue with Spike the Dog being renamed "Spike" Borderman (Talk) 21:12, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
@Borderman: Thank you, sir! (Now: Yours was the only objection a year ago. Will the name change happen?!) Spıke (talk)22:41 3-Mar-2019
@Spike the Dog: No problem pal. I haven't kept up to speed on new policies and RfC's so I wouldn't like to say. I guess the name change will be down to the admins. If, and this is a big if, he wanted to contribute in the future then I would just tell him to create a new account with a different name - he wouldn't mind. Borderman (Talk) 22:59, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Doubly good! If I get his old name, he can even have my old one! Spıke (talk)23:11 3-Mar-2019
  • I'll leave a note on the user's page asking if they object to the usurp, given that the user does appear to have attached their account to another wiki about a month ago. I give give them a window of about a month to respond before proceeding with the rename. -- Void Whispers 01:35, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
    Thank you, that is definite forward progress! Spıke (talk)03:21 4-Mar-2019

Spike the Cat

Separately, a user account was created yesterday that is easily confused with my user name (less so if the above name change goes through). The user has edited exclusively at All The Tropes, but did make a side trip to my Miraheze wiki at https://rfobasic.miraheze.org so the choice of user name seems to have been made with imitation in mind, and perhaps timed to have a tool to influence the imminent closure of Wikia Uncyclopedia and the preference of some of its users, including me, to move Uncyclopedia here.

Still separately, one Uncyclopedian has noticed with dismay that the name "Uncyclopedia" is already taken here, and moreover by a wiki that is not in English in the first place, though its name is. This too will mostly confuse people. Spıke (talk)23:41 6-Mar-2019

I'm so sorry. It was a name I picked back in 2015. I wasn't trying to pretend to be you, so I've had it changed. I'm not up to no good, promise. Flyingcat (talk) 03:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Delete my wiki

Hello! I wish for my wiki to be deleted

https://yourosongcontest.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Merge users on nonciclopedia.org (9)

Hello, more users to merge. To make things shorter, the arrow means "the user on the left inherits contribs and username of the user on the right".

Thanks. Expect lot of user merges now that Fandom disclosed their intention to close all uncyclopedias.--Wedhro (talk) 05:20, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, there's a few new users which actually have no account to recover but made a request anyway, I deleted them from the list. --Wedhro (talk) 05:42, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Also:

--Wedhro (talk) 06:09, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

All done! -- Void Whispers 22:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

CheckUser request - multi-wiki

Hello.

Earlier this week, new user "2hadow" created a User page on the All The Tropes wiki saying "Hello. I'm here for anti-vandalism work." That user immediately had the User page vandalized; we blocked the vandal. This was the first vandalism to take place on this wiki for over a year. 2hadow then went on to attempt to unilaterally change the look and feel of the wiki; we had to block 2hadow to protect the wiki.

Earlier this week, new user "2Cute4U" created a User page on the Poser and Daz Free Resources wiki saying "Hello. I'm here for anti-vandalism work." Today, That user had the User page vandalized; I've blocked the vandal. This was the first vandalism to take place on this wiki for over a year. 2Cute4U has unilaterally created some notice templates without asking whether they are required or desired ...

Because of the similarities of events on both wikis, I request a CheckUser be run on User:2hadow and User:2Cute4U

--Robkelk (talk) 13:18, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Known crosswiki LTA, I've locked the accounts. -- Void Whispers 17:06, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Admin request

I'm an admin in the wikia version of Tolololpedia. But since another admin created the miraheze version of Tolololpedia, he's the only admin there. He's currently inactive, so can you nominate me as an admin there? --Pradiptamf (talk) 01:46, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

I've confirmed that it has been handled by a local bureaucrat.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:42, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Removing the error wiki

Hey. Please completely delete the unfinished site http://absurdopedia.miraheze.org, since it was created when the Absurdopedia's community on Wikia was looking for a place to move. None of the authors of the Absurdopedia will rule there. We have already created a site https://absurdopedia.wiki on an independent hosting, which will be available for viewing in the next day or two. --Тэйтанка (talk) 19:12, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

I would like to recover the wiki "https://fablac.miraheze.org/wiki/Accueil"

Good morning,

I am contacting you because I will wish to recover the wiki of our school. It's called "fablac". We are very disappointed not to find him again.

Thanks in advance. Have a beautiful day, Sophie

Hello and welcome! I am not a Steward, but I think your request would carry more weight if you were a registered user. Please pick a username! Spıke (talk)22:23 20-Mar-2019

Merge users on nonciclopedia.org (10)

Hello, more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 12:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 00:45, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

DNS Redirect

Hello guys,

I have made a DNS Redirect from my OVH Hosted domain so that http:// or https://zw.fontainebleau-avon.fr redirects to zero.miraheze.org

In my browser, when typing http://zw.fontainebleau-avon.fr/ , everything seems to be fine to navigate in the Wiki, but if I click on one link on the left menu below the logo such as "Recent changes" or any other one, a blank page is displayed. It sounds that it does not work for any Special Pages.

Does anyone ever tried to do this ? Is this a normal behaviour ? How can I change that so that anyone reaching my Wiki from zw.fontainebleau-avon.fr has a correct behaviour ?

Thank you for your help, Kevain (talk)

Please delete the IcerWiki

Please delete icerwiki.miraheze.org.

Thank you! I requested this wiki yesterday and I will not need it anymore. Edgard (talk) 00:19, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Delete wiki

Please delete the wikis https://autombilepedia.miraheze.org and https://zhautomobilepedia.miraheze.org as the wikis were created by mistake LegoMaster (talk - contribs - logs - uploads - global contribs) 00:20, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

How do i add a Infobox? i Know Barely anything about Coding on Wikis sadly.

Hi, i'm New here as i Moved from Wikia's Mass-Ad Festival to here which seems cleaner. Only Issue i have right now is Adding Infoboxes to my Wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Libya (talkcontribs)

Hello and welcome! Please read FAQ#How do I install infoboxes on my wiki, like Wikipedia has?. (Better yet, read the entire page!) Take care when importing code, because sometimes a template relies on other templates and you need to import them all. You're right that it's "cleaner" to edit here than at Wikia, where they are always breaking stuff. Templates are somewhat like subroutines in a programming language, and unfortunately, it will require learning about them, because even if you get them to work, you'll find you want to tweak them. Spıke (talk)13:48 23-Mar-2019

Alden Loveshade

Overnight, the said user created an account here, was frustrated by having to undergo Captcha as I am too, was confused by the difference between the login site and the meta site, and reported at Wikia Uncyclopedia. [1] He was already convinced that that wiki should move somewhere other than Miraheze and perhaps didn't apply himself to the task. However, if there are simple answers to his annoyances, someone might inform him; or better yet, analyze his gripe and see if the process of new user registration can be made clearer. Spıke (talk)13:48 23-Mar-2019

CheckUser request - wiki vandal(s)

We have been having some issues yesterday and today on All The Tropes with user accounts being created for the purpose of moving pages to impolite names in Spanish. I request a CheckUser on :

  • "I BOT "
  • "Robkelk tem fimose" (already globally blocked - and, since that name is obviously libelous toward me, can it be removed altogether, please?)
  • "César‎"
  • "Arrombador‎"
  • "Moar Krabs"

--Robkelk (talk) 21:17, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Also:

  • "Rogério Marcos da Silva Nojério Po Kong Mestre Barata"

--Robkelk (talk) 21:21, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

I've done as much as I can. -- Void Whispers 21:46, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. --Robkelk (talk) 22:24, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Bureaucrat request

I want to be a bureaucrat in Tolololpedia (i'm just an admin but not a bureaucrat there) since the only bureaucrat there is mostly active in the wikia site. I want to be a bureaucrat because i want to change the logo and enable extensions (especially the MsUpload since i can't import images from the wikia site). --Pradiptamf (talk) 04:26, 24 March 2019 (UTC)