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Stewards' noticeboard
This noticeboard is only requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops', intervention. If in doubt, please try community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward

On Stewards' noticeboard (this page), you can:

  • Request a steward or Global Sysop to 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
  • Report a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • Report a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per user accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • Request additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a steward, such as local interwiki administrator
  • Request a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • Request a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki
  • Report 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:


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.

Archives of Stewards' noticeboard [e]   



Re Open Horrible Vyonders Wiki please[edit | edit source]

Could you please re open the Horrible Vyonders Wiki, because that wiki isn't for hate, it only shows the low qualities of Vyonders like Atrocious YouTubers Wiki, I hope you understand this message Bye FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 06:25, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

I am afraid that the wiki had serious Content Policy violations which had not been dealt with by the wiki administrators. The wiki will never be reopened and similar wiki requests will be declined. Thank you. R4356th 2,902 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 06:42, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
I see, but which articles violates the Content Policy? FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 08:32, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
Many of the articles violated the Content Policy, which most are not deleted. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 15:14, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for 地震[edit | edit source]

Hi,

I'd like to request 地震 to be globally locked as a vandalism-only account.

Last night (JST), several Japanese wikis were severely vandalized by him/her, whose account name is probably related to the earthquake which struck Eastern-Japan yesterday.

S/he claims on his/her userpage that he has vandalized those wikis because s/he couldn't vandalize chakuwiki, and I suppose s/he is not only a vandalism-only account but also related to recent LTAs in chakuwiki.

Therefore, I'd like to lock him/her, and have an investigation on possible further cross-wiki abuse as well.

Thanks in advance,--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 01:09, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Locked. Possible investigation leaving for steward,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 14:17, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for spambot[edit | edit source]

Please lock Special:CentralAuth/Mindy95C82717 globally as a spambot. Thanks. JavaHurricane (talk) 05:55, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

JavaHurricane  Done. Thank you for your report. As a recommended best practice, if spam only accounts are flooding local wiki abuse logs, we recommend locally blocking them, at least temporarily, and then reporting spam only accounts to Stewards via this noticeboard in a batch of a half dozen or more—preferrably listing them in an unordered or ordered list. Dmehus (talk) 06:14, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Request to remove Zppix' Consul bit[edit | edit source]

Could a Steward please remove Zppix' Consul bit on Public Test Wiki per his stated desire in #miraheze-bots connect on IRC to resign from everything? Thanks. Note: Requested in my capacity as a Consul on TestWiki. Dmehus (talk) 08:19, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

I said sysadmin only X mark.svg Not done need to update my sig Zppix (Meta | Sysadmin | talk to me) 08:22, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
RhinosF1, Reception123, and I did infer that you had left Miraheze completely, but I'll restore your rights then. Dmehus (talk) 08:27, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
 Rights restored per your clarification. Dmehus (talk) 08:32, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Adding another language to my wiki[edit | edit source]

Hey there. I want to add Turkish language in which I can write along with English on wiki. Can I get a separate https://www.tr.pdc.miraheze.org for my existing wiki https://www.pdc.miraheze.org Al-khataei (talk) 18:22, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Al-khataei Yep, you can, but you need to request a second wiki, then have either a Steward or interwiki administrator add an interwiki prefix for your main wiki and interlanguage prefix(es) for your other wikis on each wiki. Do you already have a second wiki? Dmehus (talk) 18:30, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Please request an Interwiki Administrator instead of a Steward in this case since the wiki is public. R4356th 2,902 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 19:21, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Well, yes, ideally, all requests for local interwiki table changes should occur on community noticeboard, which interwiki administrators (sometimes stewards, though, if they're available, and don't also hold interwiki administrator permissions, will respond to such requests). I just said that for a couple reasons, in case it was a private wiki but also to keep the discussion together. Since the requested second other language has now been created, Al-khataei can now just provide us with the requested interwiki prefix (for the local interwiki tables) for the main wiki and the interlanguage prefixes they need. Any steward or interwiki administrator following this thread can feel free to action that portion of the request. Hope that clarifies. Dmehus (talk) 20:06, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Turkish: pds.miraheze.org
English: pdc.miraheze.org
Al-khataei (talk) 10:41, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
Al-khataei This has now been  completed. You will use parkducentrale as the interwiki prefix on either wiki, together with the language code of the other wiki. For example, to link to an article on your Turkish wiki from your English wiki, you'd use parkducentrale:tr. To link to an article on your English wiki from your Turkish wiki, you would use parkducentrale:en. Forward and transclude flags haven't been enabled as you hadn't requested them. I couldn't use pdc as the interwiki prefix as pdc is a valid ISO language code for interlanguage links. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:58, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Undelete commutativealgebrawiki[edit | edit source]

Please undelete my commutativealgebrawiki at https://commutativealgebra.miraheze.org. The wiki has been deleted per the Dormancy Policy, and now I would like to continue expanding the wiki. GTrang (talk) 19:57, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

GTrang Thank you for posting this request at stewards' noticeboard. The wiki has now been  undeleted per your request. I've also  reopened the wiki for you. In the future, you can avoid your wiki going inactive by making at least one log action or edit every 45 days. Should your wiki ever be closed, you can reopen it yourself in Special:ManageWiki. Additionally, if your wiki has at least 50-60 content pages and you have a need for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, you can submit that here in a separate request, but there's lots of time for that. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:00, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for recent spam-only accounts from the this abuse log on the pigalorewiki.[edit | edit source]

I am writing this report to request a global lock of these recent spam-only accounts and even the ones from this abuse log right here. Could maybe one of the Stewards go over there and investigate it? And don't hesitate to notify Technopeasant, an active admin of that said wiki, who was recently last seen exactly 3 days ago uploading files. Thanks for listening. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:51, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Surprised how nobody responded here after nearly 3 days, but okay then, I guess? :/ DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:06, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Well, if they're just spamming the abuse logs, it's doing its job, so it's not as much of a priority to lock them, to be honest. The main thing is to investigate the spam only accounts for problematic IPs/servers and open proxies/web hosts that can be globally soft rangeblocked, thereby preventing account creation. I'll try and take a look at it in a few days unless Void, NDKilla, or John want to take a look before then. Dmehus (talk) 20:10, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Okay. Fair enough. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:18, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Give me bureaucrat status for Animated Muscle Men[edit | edit source]

It's Grust and I got rid of the password on the old account and since I didn't have e-mail for it I can't get my old account back. Since I wish to at least be active on the Animated Muscle Men Wiki I request to be given bureaucrat status for the Animated Muscle Men wiki. Be sure to check both mine and Grust's IP address if possible to confirm we are one and the same. Str8Muscle (talk) 17:54, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Str8Muscle First, please link to the exact wiki. Second, are there other bureaucrats on the wiki who can grant you the bureaucrat flag? Finally, when were you last active as "Grust"? Since you haven't identified, well, really any information here, your best bet would be to hold a local election on the wiki in question, following the tips here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:06, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Str8Muscle Assuming you mean animatedmusclemenwiki, looking at Special:Log/Grust, I see this user has not been active in more than three months, as of today actually. So, even if this could be done in theory, it would not yield any results. Besides that, though, barring you providing some on-wiki confirmation from User:Grust that User:Str8Muscle is that user's legitimate alternate account, this X mark.svg could not be done as we have no verifiable proof that you are who you say you are. So, please follow the guidelines for hosting a local election, and come back here in at least five to seven calendar days when your local election has concluded. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:18, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Sorry I don't understand any of that. I'll go to plan B and hope it get inactive and adopt. Str8Muscle (talk) 22:23, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Str8Muscle What don't you understand about the above? In any case, a local election would be quicker. An adoption request would require the wiki to first be completely inactive (i.e., you and others would not be able to edit the wiki), then become closed. This process would take at least sixty (60) days, from tomorrow. Once it's eligible for adoption, you're looking at a minimum of two to four weeks for conclusion of an adoption request, so ninety (90) days, again, from tomorrow, at the earliest and subject to no one editing the wiki. A local election request could be concluded inside of a single week. For an example of what a local election page looks like, see this page on dariawikiwiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 23:53, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
Forget it. I give up. Str8Muscle (talk) 03:06, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Alright, fair enough. It's a fairly simple process, but it is what it is. We can't just transfer rights from one account to another without being able to confirm the two users are related. It's for the protection of all users, as I'm sure you can appreciate. At any rate, as that wiki has no active administrators and bureaucrats on that wiki, Stewards and Global Sysops can be called upon via this noticeboard to effect certain actions requiring administrator permissions. Dmehus (talk) 03:13, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Well whatever happens happens Str8Muscle (talk) 03:26, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Removal of wiki creators who are inactive[edit | edit source]

Hello. Per the policy, I am requesting that the following wiki creators are removed by a steward for being inactive for more than 3 months: Bonnedav, Cmg, Guy vandegrift. Thank you. DeeM28 (talk) 12:13, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

DeeM28 This is X mark.svg not done because I actually discussed this with John and policy has always been three months of global activity on all platforms (note this includes Miraheze's official channels on Discord and IRC, as well as Phabricator and GitHub). While this may not make apparent sense, since wikis are approved and created on Meta Wiki, functionally, wiki creators are a global role despite being a Meta only user group. And, at the end of the day, policy does not limit how many wiki creators there can be at any given time. A better strategy would be to engage with less active wiki creators and see if they wish to continue serving as wiki creators, which I will try to do over the next month or two. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:01, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I did not know that was how the policy was understood. In my opinion, I do not think it is very useful, as if wiki creators are not active on Meta and creating wikis, there is not much use for them to preserve the role other than to have another hat for their account. Secondly, if we are to apply this global standard, have we checked if they are active globally? I also do not really see why Phabricator and GitHub which are technical-oriented spaces have anything to do with being a wiki creator. Lastly, I would be happy to engage with the wiki creators and ask them via their talkpages if they are still interested in preserving the role and creating wikis, as you must be busy as a steward if it is going to take 1-2 months. DeeM28 (talk) 16:25, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
DeeM28 Thanks for your reply. I should be able to get to it in the next week or two actually, but gave myself 1-2 months depending on if other things come up. There's a couple things I need to get to first, one of which in a non-Steward capacity and the other of which in a non-official capacity but which is related to coaching of a long-time community member potentially keen on volunteering in an official Counter Vandalism Team capacity. Dmehus (talk) 19:01, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Can anyone change their usernames?[edit | edit source]

I wonder if you are allowed to change your usernames? TheGreatGazebo (talk) 15:03, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

TheGreatGazebo To answer your question, yes. It is quite possible to change your name. If you were asking if you wanted to change your username, feel free to request a Steward to have your name changed on wherever is appropriate. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:11, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
TheGreatGazebo Yes, you can request a new global username yourself. Please keep in mind, though, that these are not to be requested every few months. You should settle on a new username for the very long-term (i.e., at least 12-24 months) and, ideally, permanently. Changing usernames too frequently poses both community- and technical-oriented challenges. If you require a different account name for certain purposes or wikis, you can create one or more alternate account(s), and as long as you don't use them on wikis where local restrictions apply or for other nefarious purposes, that is also one option, but your main account should use the same username for the long-term. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:14, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Plz bring Atrocious YouTubers Wiki back[edit | edit source]

I really wanted to see Atrocious YouTubers Wiki to make some pages RodrickRules123 (talk) 22:31, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

RodrickRules123 No, sorry, this is X mark.svg not done, as the wiki had unresolved systemic Content Policy violations, and in fact, the wiki is nearing deletion per Dormancy Policy. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:35, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Spambots[edit | edit source]

Spambots. JavaHurricane (talk) 10:59, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
 Done Thank you, locked.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 13:11, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for "馬脚者"[edit | edit source]

He is slandering 開拓者 (The Pioneer) (his name is also slandering 開拓者), and when I block him on the local wiki, he sticks to me persistently. I want an urgent lock. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 03:13, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A5%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A1%E3%83%AB%E3%83%84 Can you link to several diffs which clearly demonstrate the slander of you and The Pioneer? Note that you will also need to translate for us as well, as Google Translate translations of the Asian language are not great. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:17, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
First, his name "馬脚者" into English, it looks like this: "A man who showed his true colors." This name comes from the name "開拓者", and this name is harassing and spoofing 開拓者. Second, if you translate the sentence "無能管理人が対応を誤った結果" into English, it looks like this: "The result of an incompetent manager making a mistake." This is the only slander that has been published, but when I blocked him, I he sent foe requests on a number of wiki Social Profiles. This stalking is very unpleasant.--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 03:43, 21 February 2021 (UTC) fix.--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 05:49, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

He is bullying me. He should be the one to be locked! Stop being mean to me!! Usopedia is a joke site and my post is just a joke! He doesn't understand what humor is!! And what's wrong with sending foe requests to a bully who severely attack my feelings?--馬脚者 (talk) 03:56, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Dmehus He bullied me on chakuwiki for my edits, where every new users' edits' are moderated and only approved edits will be made public. If my edits were problematic, why didn't they block me?--馬脚者 (talk) 04:04, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Now he forced chakuwiki:User:富士見野男 to lock me out even on chakuwiki. He is terrible.--馬脚者 (talk) 04:08, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

when I blocked him, I sent foe requests on a number of wiki Social Profiles Sounds like a bully to me. Is this guy paranoid or what? Чернить (talk) 04:55, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Sorry, it's a miss of Google Translate. --SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 05:49, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

馬脚者, シュヴァルツ Both of you. Why can you be so sure that the other guy is a he? Чернить (talk) 04:58, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

@Чернить: I swear, I'm an independent human account. You made a statement as if I were doing a sock puppet act, but that's a misunderstanding. If you don't know the details, don't make inadvertent statements.--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 05:57, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
シュヴァルツ Swearing is nothing. Miraheze is NOT a religious community. I was asking why you could determine 馬脚者 was a he, and not answering it made me suspect further that you are playing both roles by yourself. Additionally, forcing someone not to make a statement here is going too far beyond acceptable manner. Чернить (talk) 13:05, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
I apologize for my words and actions. At that time I was upset and couldn't get the meaning of the question right.
Calling 馬脚者 "he" is a habit. Many of the users around me are men, so I called 馬脚者 "he" because of my habit. Now that I think about it, I should have safely called it "s/he".--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 15:13, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah, that is understandable. However, I still wonder why 馬脚者 called you a he as well. Чернить (talk) 04:42, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Interwiki administrator for JJPMaster @ LifeWiki[edit | edit source]

I don't know if I have to run a local election before requesting this right given that I'm the only active member of the wiki, but I'd like to request interwiki-admin. JJPMaster (talk) 14:38, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

JJPMaster Typically, it just involves you creating a local election page on your lifewiki, very much like this one on celestewiki. After approximately five to seven days, you would just return to this thread and link to your concluded election. Note that an election by acclamation is possible, unless your local wiki's permissions elections policies disallow elections by acclamation, of course. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:49, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus:  Done here. JJPMaster (talk) 15:06, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
JJPMaster LGTM—I'll take a look again in a few days. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:13, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: You do realize what you've done... JJPMaster (talk) 14:45, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
JJPMaster Hrm? Dmehus (talk) 18:52, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
 Successful local election. Dmehus (talk) 22:45, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikia gone[edit | edit source]

What happened to automobilewikipedia.miraheze.org, created by User:Willy on Wheels? It seems to have gone for no reason. --Benjenman55 (talk) 10:53, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Benjenman55 This looks like this wiki does not exist anymore. Looking at Special:RequestWikiQueue for automobilewikipediawiki, as it was created in 2017, it looks like the wiki was deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy. Feel free to request a wiki and, additionally, if the wiki was public, there may be a public XML dump uploaded to the Internet Archive that you can later request be imported on Phabricator. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 19:00, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock requests[edit | edit source]

For the following (I noticed on Publictestwiki that global abuse filters have been triggered, and these are similar edits to the spambots blocked earlier last week). So the following are spambots and should be global locked: User:MaynardWitte982, User:EsperanzaOram71 and User:SanfordTownes32. Abuse log: [1] and [2] and [3]. --Anton (talk) 13:49, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

 Done Thank you, glocked.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 13:59, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Add spam-only account usernames to global title blacklist[edit | edit source]

There is a sockpuppeteer that creates spam-only accounts cross-wiki, please add the bottom code to the global title blacklist (I'm not asking this to stewards because local admins can edit the global blacklist too):

# Spam-only accounts
.*Plaquenil.* <newaccountonly>

 MarioMario456 (talk) 12:50, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Good idea, thank you, added.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 13:04, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
A note for @MarioMario456:: Please make these kind of requests on SN as only Stewards and Global Sysops are supposed to edit the blacklist in the future. In this case, it was right of MrJaroslavik to edit the blacklist as he is a Global Sysop. Thank you. R4356th 2,902 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 13:10, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
Procedural note: This is just a procedural note to note that this request has been procedural moved from Meta:Administrators' noticeboard to Stewards' noticeboard as Stewards or, failing them, Global Sysops are the correct parties to modify either the global title blacklist or global spam blacklist. Historically, it's been stewards, but practices seem to normalized to include expansion to Global Sysops. Dmehus (talk) 14:16, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

A Request for Dormancy Exemption for trwc[edit | edit source]

Wiki link

Reason: Wiki is mainly used as a reference and usually mostly edited every summer when the contributors meet together. During the other times of year it is mainly inactive due to other commitments. We are planning to migrate from a shared text file to a wiki this summer.

Thanks. Blackdiamand (talk) 21:00, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Blackdiamand Looking through Special:AllPages on your wiki, I can see that your wiki is a bit content light in terms of number of pages; however, in terms of page size, there's sufficient content, I think, that would be potentially devastating to your group if lost. In terms of activity, this wiki is infrequently edited, so there's a clear need. Thus, I'm going to  grant you this exemption to Dormancy Policy on an indefinite basis as informational resource for a virtual group that meets during mostly one season of the year. Please note this exemption granted indefinitely, not permanently, and is subject to review in the future. Additionally, should your wiki no longer need the exemption, please advise Stewards by way of this noticeboard. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:09, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Any chance I can rescue greenleft.miraheze.org from deletion?[edit | edit source]

Is there any chance I can recover my wiki greenleft.miraheze.org? GreenLeft (talk) 01:23, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

GreenLeft Thank you for question, which I've procedurally moved from Meta:Administrators' noticeboard to this noticeboard, where it is now in scope. It looks that greenleftwiki has been deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy. I've done a Google search, and it looks it like the greenleftwiki was dropped in this batch in May 2018. Fortunately, since your wiki was public, both WikiTeam and Miraheze system administrators likely have uploaded XML dumps of your wiki here. I've found what appears to be the most recent version of your wiki here, though there is also this version. There may possibly be a newer version, but note that until recently, there was a long period time where the wiki database names were not included in the uploaded tarballs' metadata. Nevertheless, you can request a wiki, defining a clear purpose, scope, and topic(s) for your wiki, and then file a Phabricator task to request a system administrator import this XML dump. Note that the image files themselves will not be included in this dump, though. Dmehus (talk) 02:11, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
GreenLeft Please note I have  recreated this wiki for you, based on your previously approved wiki request. For some reason, your greenleftwiki database wasn't dropped from our database servers, so Paladox has backed it up to his home directory on the db12 server, and I've created Phabricator ticket #6895 for Reception123 to import or restore your wiki using one of several options. Please subscribe to that Phabricator ticket. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:59, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Concerned about a user's conduct[edit | edit source]

The user "Ink" wrote some awful words to DarkMatterMan4500 when he was just asking Ink a question. BenPlenty (talk) 06:58, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi, The user has now been locked. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 12:53, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Deleting my former wikis[edit | edit source]

Hello,

I would like to delete my former wikis (won.miraheze.org and siutalinn.miraheze.org). Both of the projects have been abandoned and the wikis are now redundant. C.antczak (talk) 18:34, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

C.antczak Though we normally prefer to have Dormancy Policy take care of the wiki deletions, since these were private wikis for which you were either the sole contributor or the primary and most recently active contributor, I've  deleted these per your request. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:55, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for Buytruefollowers and other spam-bots on the ipolywiki and/or other inactive wikis..[edit | edit source]

It is an apparent spam-bot as seen here, and there might be other spam-bots on there, and/or other inactive wikis like the ones on the Mad Gender Science Wiki. (Yes, that wiki again also.) I hope my report isn't much of a bother to you Stewards and/or Global Sysops if you are reading this message from me to you. Please have a look into this when you have time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:29, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

GinaGiovanniello2001.....[edit | edit source]

Hey, remember when I mentioned something about GinaGiovanniello2001 creating a new account to start over? Well, the thing is..... GinaGiovanniello2001 has been creating WAY too many accounts that I've had to block over and over again. Here's a list of accounts she owns:

Here are some examples of her messing up a specific sandbox using these sockpuppets that I may not have listed in this report, but should not be exempted from being investigated: Diff #1, Diff #2 Diff #3 Diff #4. Also, please note that she did this on Mr. Dready's sandbox without his permission to do so.

And when you get a chance, have a look at her previous blocks, and you may or may not get the full picture right away. I've had just about enough of her persistently creating sockpuppet after another even after she was blocked. DeciduousWater534 has more knowledge about her than I do, as she has done something quite similar on other wikis aside from the terribletvshowswiki and the besttvshowswiki as well.

I would list the rest of them, but all they do is make nearly exactly the same amount of edits as GinaGiovanniello2001. Instead of me just simply going over what she did wrong, (with the exception of messing up a specific page, and stealing from other users), I'm expressing my concern that she's been creating way too many accounts for me to even count. I've lost count of how many she made (considering she has made a rip-off of one of our wikis on FANDOM, although, it's not exactly directly connected to Miraheze in anyway, but it's just an example.) Furthermore, if you were to ask either me or DeciduousWater534 on the matter, you may reach out to either one of us, and we should be able to answer it. I'd like to request a global lock on not only her original account, but also the remaining sockpuppets she has. Thanks for listening to what I had to say here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:45, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Welp, looks like I found 1 more sockpuppet to add.
DarkMatterMan4500 Thank you for your report. While it's indeed a bit odd that the user would edit the sandbox of a locally blocked user, they may have done a search for that particular television series, character, or other plot element, and proceeded to edit it regardless of the namespace in which it is in. As to the other diffs, I'm not really seeing how they would be narrowly and globally construed as blatant vandalism. They largely look like constructive editing. So, really, I see two things here. Firstly, I see a lack of discussion of edits. Secondly, I see a lack of edit summaries. So I don't really see anything that warrants locking these accounts as vandalism only accounts when they've all been locally blocked for various reasons. It's up to you and your wikis whether you leave their user talk open, but you might consider advising them of user accounts policy, and how to correctly appeal their blocks. In terms of user accounts policy, there are several similar usernames, so they could well be related to two or three users, but I'm not seeing how they're all potentially related to the user referenced in the section header? Dmehus (talk) 18:34, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Most of the usernames include a year in the 2000s, are girly sounding in general, and include two different words that are styled LikeThis. If you look at the contributions of the accounts on Best TV Shows Wiki, you will see that the edits across the accounts mostly focus on shows for girls or little kids, with a bunch of these pages made by GinaGiovanniello2001. I don't mean to sound desperate, but she'll just keep coming back until her accounts are locked and her IP address is globally blocked. There's no need for us to just keep on blocking them and continue having something unnecessary to the admins' plate on the wikis, how hard/time consuming can it be just to do a CheckUser? --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 00:30, 1 March 2021 (UTC)