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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 want 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.


Lock "Dr brain kaur"[edit | edit source]

Please lock Dr brain kaur's account. They are a cross wiki-farm troll that first edited The Sims Wiki only to vandalize, and declared that they were going to create a "fork" of the wiki maliciously on ShoutWiki. They have created an account here and have requested to create The Sims Wiki on Miraheze, again with malicious intent, and possibly to hoard our subdomain name to make it harder for us to have control over our Internet presence. Please lock their account and decline their wiki request. Thanks, β€”k6ka 🍁 (Talk Β· Contributions) 19:30, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Please DO NOT take this request seriously. K6Ka does not represent the community of The Sims Wiki and only seeks to sabotage my project. I am aiming to develop The Sims Wiki on Miraheze in good faith and everybody is welcome to join including K6Ka. It will be built from the ground up and I have many aspirations for the project.Dr brain kaur (talk) 18:29, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

I have confirmed the vandal activity of Dr brain kaur on Wikia, and have declined his/her request. However, we cannot lock an account that hasn't vandalized Miraheze yet. You may consider blocking the account locally, however.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:40, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Spacepedia - the free online encyclopedia[edit | edit source]

I would like to request for SPACEPEDIA to be created. I would appreciate it if others were interested in joining and contributing daily that would be fine. Ask anyone if they would like to join the project. Chills (talk) 15:29, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

@Chills: Sorry for the late response. Wikis can be requested here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:11, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (5)[edit | edit source]

Here I am again with 2 requests for merging users:

--Wedhro (talk) 17:36, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 03:13, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

I have two accounts for my wiki[edit | edit source] I have somehow ended up with two accounts for my wiki and cannot access the bureaucrat one.

Has this issue been resolved? It looks like you have access to the account. (Sorry for not responding sooner). -- Void Whispers 18:39, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Access Obtained but it would be good if the two accounts could be merged please.
This can be done, but only if you confirm here with both accounts that you want them merged. -- Void Whispers 16:46, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

CheckUser Rights Request[edit | edit source]

I would like to have checkuser rights because I am licensed in keeping secrets and I will never release Ip addresses to others. If I had these rights I would make miraheze a better platform to host wikis on.

@Examknow: CheckUser can only executive by stewards for combating those LTA cross-wiki to create multiple accounts for engaging an vandalism or spamming activity, not to view other users IP addresses information for curiosity purpose. Why do you need to access the CU tool, does your local wiki "" appearance plenty vandals or spammers? SA 13 Bro (talk) 22:33, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@SA 12 Bro: No WizWiki has sock puppets under control.
  • The checkuser permission will not be delegated to users outside of the steward body excepting in cases where a user is elected in a process that is as selective as the steward elections. However, the steward body is confident that it can handle CU requests in a timely manner, and such appointments do not need to take place. -- Void Whispers 18:44, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

request checkuser[edit | edit source]

Please, check the connections between the two administrators of Nonsensopedia: β€ŽSir Polskacafe and Mr obornik. I suspect that something can be. ZelDelet (talk) 18:03, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi, can you give more details as to why you believe this check to be necessary? -- Void Whispers 18:20, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

I think these two use their accounts with each other. Both have passwords for both of these accounts. If so, they can cheat the community, they can write two opinions, vote twice, etc. ZelDelet (talk) 20:27, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

@ZelDelet: I don't understand what you mean with the passwords thing. Also, for a CheckUser to be done, usually, it is done after one of the accounts has done something (not before). Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:20, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Request chekuser in Tanukipedia[edit | edit source]

In my wikisite ( Tanukipedia ), vandalism was occuered. The accounts are:

  • 妄想代理人15ε‘¨εΉ΄θ¨˜εΏ΅ε§”ε“‘δΌš
  • Paranoiaβ€Ž

Please check these 2 users.

--TANUKI (talk) 12:16, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Given as you have already blocked the accounts, what would be the point of checking them? Do you believe there are other accounts? -- Void Whispers 17:41, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
These accounts' edit resemble NUOC or KOSHIN (known LTA in Usopedia). Please check whether these accounts are NUOC or KOSHIN. --TANUKI (talk) 23:59, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Again, I'm not sure why that's necessary. If the accounts need to be locked, that's one thing, and they can be locked without a CU. But performing a CU just to confirm that an account (which has already been blocked, and in one case locked) is an LTA, is outside of the scope of the tool. The CU tool is meant to help identify and prevent abusive actions on wikis. In this case, I believe we have already done so. -- Void Whispers 00:51, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (6)[edit | edit source]

It's me again, user Special:CentralAuth/Zero_Spaccato_temp needs to inherit username, contribs etc. of Special:CentralAuth/Zero_Spaccato.--Wedhro (talk) 21:54, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 22:56, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Again on Special:CentralAuth/Cesar91, he just confirmed it was him who created Special:CentralAuth/Caesar, and he asks for the former to be merged in the latter. I told him to comment here with both accounts to prove it's him.--Wedhro (talk) 15:11, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi, i'm Cesar91 from Nonciclopedia! --Caesar (talk) 15:51, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi, I'm Cesar91 from Nonciclopedia, too! --Cesar91 (talk) 16:24, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 16:40, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Citations and polls[edit | edit source]

I have two unrelated questions:

  • Is it possible to get previews of citations when hovering on them, as it happens on Wikipedia?
  • After moving our wiki here, polls lost all their data. I guess it was stored in the database, which cannot be imported here. There's anything we can do to restore the data? We were using Ajax Poll extension on the old wiki and I got it installed here too.

--Wedhro (talk) 08:47, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Citation previews are possible using the ReferenceTooltips gadget. To import it, you need the pages MediaWiki:Gadget-ReferenceTooltips, MediaWiki:Gadget-ReferenceTooltips.js, and MediaWiki:Gadget-ReferenceTooltips.css. To MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, add the line:
* ReferenceTooltips[ResourceLoader|default|type=general|dependencies=mediawiki.cookie,jquery.client,mediawiki.notify]|ReferenceTooltips.js|ReferenceTooltips.css
I don't know how Ajax Poll works, but there might be a way to extract the information and store it here. However, I do not know how that would be possible. -- Void Whispers 18:09, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I copypasted the content of the above pages from Wikipedia and now reference tooltips work.--Wedhro (talk) 20:17, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Delay[edit | edit source]

There are more than 5 wiki requests waiting for approval. Please look over the wiki request queue and approve them. Thank you. LegoMasterSend me a message! 03:12, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I will take a look, but please note that it's sometimes not possible for us to create wikis that fast (the requests have only been made a few hours ago). Also, furthermore, please use Community noticeboard for issues not related to stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:21, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (7)[edit | edit source]

Here we go again: Special:CentralAuth/Gerry13 needs to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/Nonciclopediologo.--Wedhro (talk) 00:14, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

I'll ask him to do so, but why is this additional step required now?--Wedhro (talk) 11:04, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
PS: in case it's useful, a user's identity is already checked in the old wiki here, where they're required to link the temporary account and sign with the original account, so I know it's them.--Wedhro (talk) 11:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Also, Special:CentralAuth/Cafi96_temp needs to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/Cafi96. Proof.
And this is the proof of Nonciclopediologo asking for Gerry13 to inherit its username/contribs.--Wedhro (talk) 10:33, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Nonciclopediologo is done. -- Void Whispers 17:07, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Cafi96 is done. -- Void Whispers 21:55, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Name change[edit | edit source]

Can you change my name back to WEMO666 please? I had it changed last year (or the year before that?) and I decided that I don’t like my current usernameβ€”Chriskk01b (talk) 04:28, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

@Chriskk01b: Hi, please request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:03, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Flow Discussion Bar is not working[edit | edit source]

The flow thing doesn't work in Miraheze. Could you guys fix it? β€” Mar9122

Okay, I'm back I got proof. When I try to post something on Flow, it gives me this: [943fb4289455c4d33bd3afa3] Caught exception of type Flow\Exception\NoParserException Any idea what this mean? β€” Mar9122
Hi, this is fixed in Paladox (talk) 22:21, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

New wiki and account problem[edit | edit source]

I've created new wiki to continued working old wikia will be closed called, Animated Muscle Women Wikia in two weeks for moving from FANDOM wikia policy don't allow fetish interest..., that's why I naming a different dataname the main page is The error is because I have not been added to the β€œmember” group. TheFranksterChannel 1992 (talk) 17:51, 25 February 2019 (UTC)TheFranksterChannel 1992

You are a sysop on the wiki. You are able to read the wiki. The only page accessible to non-logged in user is the page "Main Page" and the necessary special pages to login. Please login using the link in the top right hand corner or go to Special:Login. John (talk) 19:58, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Rename me[edit | edit source]

Can you rename me as User:Chaofun to User:Pinky Malinky?

You can make a request here.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:33, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Request to poach another user's name, bis[edit | edit source]

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, in fact.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (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[edit | edit source]

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 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)

Applying Dormancy exemption to all Uncyc/Illogico projects[edit | edit source]

Hi, I would like to request for Dormancy exemption to all Uncyc/Illogico projects on Miraheze.

Since Fandom has decided to kick all Uncycs out, it's likely that more and more Uncycs will join us. However, some of the projects have not many articles and/or active users, and they can face the risk of deletion per our Dormancy Policy. This is something we would like to avoid, because we uncyclopedians regard all of them as sisters.

The bases of this are:

  1. There are some Uncys on Miraheze with over 10 thousand articles (such as Nonsensopedia).
  2. I've been active across Uncycs/Illogicos, and have high permissions on several Uncyc/Illogico wikis (in and out Miraheze).
  3. I have global contributions including but not limited to my actions as a CVT.

To avoid the same mistake that Fandom/Wikia had, however, I would like to have one exception of these exemptions; all of them should be exempted from the Dormancy Policy (as either being a large project and/or a sister of such projects) unless each community decides to move out (for whatever reason).

I will provide a list of Uncycs/Illogicos on Miraheze after the reorganization process is all settled, but the question is, is it possible to arrange it?

Thanks in advance.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

I take no side in your request, but write to point out there are several independent things happening here.
  1. There are several national-language Uncyclopedias that have moved here, in response to any of several festering stylistic disputes with Wikia before its current declaration that it no longer wants to host Uncyclopedia at all.
  2. There are several single-user Uncyclopedia wanna-bes on Miraheze; I include my own refuge, TheMirror, which I had let go dormant until someone reopened it; I have since started rewriting new stuff there.
  3. As you note in the previous section, there is an emerging debate about what should happen to the classic Uncyclopedia, one side (including me) advocating that the project come here. Spıke (talk)03:40 28-Feb-2019
  • Pretty much in relation to above, but I want to wait until things get fully decided before I guarantee anything. There's no sense putting anything on dormancy if it's not going to need it. -- Void Whispers 03:43, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, maybe we can wait until everything is settled. There is a centralized forum regarding this topic on UnMeta, FYI.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:49, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
No problem, but Pioneer originally asked about feasibility, not timetable. (See final paragraph of his first post of this section.) Spıke (talk)04:00 28-Feb-2019
Feasibility is going to be affected by the inconvenient detail that someone has to decide what is the main wiki for each Uncyclopedia language and what is merely a fork, a one-man show or simply an empty wiki with no users and no content. Sometimes users request wikis which merely duplicate something Uncyclopedia already has, sometimes a user will request something oddball like Uncyclopedia in Cambodian language and then contribute nothing but a single page. One pattern that's repeated a few times (English, Russian, Polish) was that Wikia would do something (such as a domain name change, a forced reskin or censorship of content) which would offend the original community, which would fork off to some independent site; Wikia would then leave the old project open in direct competition and eventually a few users discontent with the heavy-handed way the new site was being run would set up squatter communities in the abandoned Wikia ghost towns that had been left behind. At that point, which project is the main Uncyclopedia for any given language and which languages are worth linking to? Carlb (talk) 23:23, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Coming back to this, I think the best idea is that we will not automatically exempt uncyclopedias from the dormancy policy. Instead, if an uncyclopedia wants to be exempted, it should first establish a community and then establish a valid reason for being exempted. If the community is active, then they won't even need one. However, if no community exists, and there is no proof that the wiki is really being used/read, then we probably shouldn't keep it around. -- Void Whispers 20:34, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    This seems fair. On a legitimate language-Uncyclopedia with hundreds or thousands of articles (as opposed to a one-person clone with a dozen purloined articles), there will be several Admins and, if the community starts to get quiet, they will realize it, and will panic, and during the panic they will petition that the wiki not go dormant...or, if activity has ceased, at least that the wiki not be deleted. So Carlb's batch process does not need to run now; it can be done on a case-by-case basis.
  • Some of the wikis are Uncyclopedians fed up with Wikia's mandates, and Carlb is right, the Wikia wiki remains and eventually a new crew may settle and become squatters over everything the old crew wrote; and then you will have two, each with half the potential activity. However, in the case of classic Uncyclopedia, Wikia has informed Admins that it simply doesn't want it anymore. Spıke (talk)22:53 3-Mar-2019

Internal Error on my Uncyclopedia[edit | edit source]

hello; i got internal error on my uncyclopedia:

Wiki url:

and i got this error:

[8d39a5ae91adb0177f0fc9a8] 2019-02-28 07:20:51: Fatal exception of type MWException

What is causing the error and what for time is it estimated that his is fixed? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 07:21, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Could you tell me the last action you took before the wiki went wrong? Maybe it's because of it.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:58, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I did not make a action that might have caused the error. I saw also on Phabicrator that @Void have worked on a ticket that I have opened on Phabicrator, the error might be because of he is working on some configuration settings edits, and the wiki gets internal error while he is working on them. Can you please click the link and see if you get error or not. :) please reply here if you get error or not? :) Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 13:07, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I've already checked that there is an error on your wiki.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:21, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
What for error message did you get? Also when will an sys admin or steward fix this error? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 13:40, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

The same one. I have made a comment on this on phab. If I'm right, they can have a quick fix.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:44, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

thx. idk what that causes this error --Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 14:07, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi, this is now fixed! Paladox (talk) 18:42, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @User:Paladox for fixing the error so I can visit my Uncyc.lopedia again :) :):) Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 18:46, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (8)[edit | edit source]

--Wedhro (talk)

I'm doing LordRemiem now, Zebedeus needs to visit while logged into TheMadPianist, and Phantom Dusclops'92 has been fixed. -- Void Whispers 21:24, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Delete my wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello! I wish for my wiki to be deleted

Merge users on (9)[edit | edit source]

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)


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

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

CheckUser request - multi-wiki[edit | edit source]


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[edit | edit source]

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.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:42, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Removing the error wiki[edit | edit source]

Hey. Please completely delete the unfinished site, 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 on an independent hosting, which will be available for viewing in the next day or two. --Вэйтанка (talk) 19:12, 17 March 2019 (UTC)