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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

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Archives of Stewards' noticeboard [e]   

Why is FuturisticHub forbidden on Terrible TV Shows?[edit | edit source]

Why are pages criticising fetish art not allowed? Example: Rotten Websites Wiki[edit | edit source]

Request to delete my wiki[edit | edit source]

I haven't maintained this in a long time and I don't think anybody would maintain it. Please delete - also, thanks for providing me with a place to store information about Jack Massey Welsh for the past few months! FunctionalMetatable (talk) 11:40, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

FunctionalMetatable Have you downloaded an XML dump of your wiki? Dmehus (talk) 11:52, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
FunctionalMetatable Did you see my follow up question? Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 23:19, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
oops, I didn't check this for few days. Nope, I haven't. should I download an XML dump? FunctionalMetatable (talk) 07:14, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd recommend it, personally, so you have a backup of your wiki. You just go into Special:DataDump and generate XML and image dumps. You don't need to worry about the ManageWiki settings dump. Dmehus (talk) 07:18, 26 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've generated a DataDump and saved it. FunctionalMetatable (talk) 09:36, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
FunctionalMetatable Face-smile.svg Thank you. Apologies for the slightly delayed response. As the only contributor to this wiki, this is Yes check.svg done per your request. Dmehus (talk) 05:30, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock request ( 05/24 )[edit | edit source]

This account is spam only. And it is impersonation of Chakuwiki's admin シチクニ (His old name is Tc79929, みどり.).--Egg (talk) 16:40, 23 May 2021 (UTC) (Correction of the mistake of signing.--Egg (talk) 16:42, 23 May 2021 (UTC))[reply]

Added--Egg (talk) 00:46, 24 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Egg Tc79729 has been Yes check.svg locked by Dmehus for crosswiki abuse, vandalism and disruption. But since you added another user to that report, he'll definitely look into that as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:10, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And now all the sockpuppet accounts, along with any additional accounts from those Japanese LTAs have been Yes check.svg ripped to shreds by Dmehus. Thanks again for your report. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:28, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you shut down Controversial Wikis & Users Wiki?[edit | edit source]

If you want to know why I'm asking this. Yes, I know you guys are aware of this site but I want to tell you guys that this wiki is becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki as there's a bunch of pages on that site that violates the CoC. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you might wanna look here, so that's why I felt like it should shut down since it's becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki. I felt like you should take a lot at this site carefully and you'll see what I mean, thanks. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 14:50, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I agree, the wiki is just beating a dead horse at this point. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:36, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please re-enable these wikis?[edit | edit source]

Close wiki request[edit | edit source]

Hi. I want to close this wiki, the Roblox Rise of Nations wiki, as it is unofficial, is clearly a copycat of the real Roblox Rise of Nations wiki on FANDOM, and is currently run by RealKnockout, a former bureaucrat that is banned on our wiki for several reasons. Most of the pages are copied word for word (even some of the code is not working), and the Miraheze wiki was created on May 2021, but the FANDOM wiki was created around September 2019. Many of our staff, including the current bureaucrat of the fandom wiki, ZackRON00, gave me approval to write this message, and you can ask them for more questions. Thank you and have a nice day. TheRichSeries (talk) 17:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

First of all, the wiki has had the pages imported correctly from the Fandom version, correctly linking to the source wiki which, in turn, links to the source wiki's contributors. If I'm being honest, it sounds like you might be active on the Fandom wiki and disappointed the wiki has been forked on Miraheze. I would also remind you of Code of Conduct in your references to other users. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that is correct. Although ZackRON00 created the wiki, RealKnockout now controls it and its content, and we want it taken down because Zack has abandoned this project, and it has ended up in the his hands, without our permission. We're now focusing on building the main wiki over on FANDOM. Thank you. TheRichSeries (talk) 18:40, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
TheRichSeries I find it strange how you're reporting that wiki, considering how a user RealKnockoutSucks was created for the purpose of attacking that individual. This makes me think that there's something sketchy going on here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, Rabby here, I'm also an administrator at the FANDOM wiki. And well we have no affiliation with that account from last time we checked, it's probably one member of our community going to attack him, we don't really want to do that. We just want the wiki shut down. Rabby (talk) 18:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alrighty I logged in. Rabby (talk) 19:02, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As long as it's not on FANDOM, there's really nothing else that could or needs to be done here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:22, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you mean by nothing can be done? They are literally stealing the articles from the FANDOM wiki.
From what we've seen Realknockout just wants to steal the wiki and optimize it for Miraheze later. There is LITERALLY a user that has 1 edit saying, "Port from Fandom, will optimize for miraheze later", and on top of that they have a bunch of broken code in some user pages. You know why? Well, the source is just a port from fandom... Surely this breaks something here. Rabby (talk) 19:27, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
On top of this we already have a wiki backup on miraheze incase something goes wrong, we never gave permission for another backup. Shouldn't there be a rule against stealing wiki's from other wiki farms? Rabby (talk) 19:29, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What Copyright is the wiki under? The vast majority is under CC BY-SA, and the wiki is under that license so it depends on what license the Fandom is under ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bukkit (talk) (C) 21:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The fandom wiki appears to also be CC-BY-SA. — Arcversin (talk) 22:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I understand your concerns, but they are not doing anything wrong. They are following the legal mumbo jumbo that the license has. No action would be taken unless they are not sourcing the wiki, which is a violation of the CC-BY-SA license. Bukkit (talk) (C) 23:23, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
True, there is a staff (creator I think) of the wiki named RealKnockout. Bukkit (talk) (C) 22:28, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit: Thus making this request pretty much demoralizing what is fair use, and what's not. That's just my take on this section, considering this very fact that the wiki that Rabby and TheRichSeries are mentioning falls under that same license, meaning it's not violating anything of the sort. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:40, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit I had a talk with Fandom staff and we did notice that the copy Miraheze wiki hasn't credited the original in any article from what I've noticed.
They replaced the Fandom's version of the wiki discord server with theirs, and so on and so on. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They basically have no attributions. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This definitely won't resolve anything considering that both the FANDOM and Miraheze versions appear to be running under the CC BY-SA copyright. This is going to be marked as X mark.svg not done by an administrator if the argument doesn't cease. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:18, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could somebody please just end this already? The direction this is heading is disaster, and I don't want this to perpetuate into some type of drama war. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:21, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Did you delete my replies? I talked with Fandom staff about this and we noticed that the other wiki [on miraheze] did not source anything. They replaced our discord server with theirs, so on and so on. They basically have no attributions.
If you guys can't delete it, that's fine. It's just a tad bit frustrating. Rabby (talk) 23:29, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rabby Yes I did, and I think I made myself clear on the licenses, so I shouldn't really be repeating myself. What's the point of processing this, when I feel like you and TheRichSeries here in this section isn't assuming good-faith, and is biting the user in question? Wouldn't it be better off if you and Rabby just simply ignored RealKnockout and go on with your day? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:42, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rabby My apologies for DarkMatterMan4500's reverting your replies. I'm not sure why he reverted your replies, though as they were made logged out, he might've mistaken the replies as vandalism. Nevertheless, I've now suppressed those revisions. I've had a look at ronrobloxwiki and I do see that Reception123 imported the pages following a Phabricator ticket here. Now, I do note only the current revision was imported, so it's not clear to me whether this was (a) a full XML dump from Fandom's Special:Statistics page or (b) a partial XML dump based on pages RealKnockout exported. Ideally, the edit summary should also link to the source page in question, particularly in this case since we don't have full contributor history. However, if we had full contributor history, while an edit summary link would be also nice, technically speaking, we only need to have links to each page's contributors. So, after reaching out to Owen, in my community capacity, is to reach out to RealKnockout to effect remediation. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser and global lock for InfiniTwiceGeneration[edit | edit source]

This was already reported on #miraheze-cvt, but I'll post this here anyway. This user is VERY suspicious, as he has sysop on sephspacewiki despite only having one edit, and he might be a sockpuppet of the globally locked user EijiZeBoi, according to this image. Please run CheckUser. @Dmehus: @Void:MarioMario456 13:23, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

While I do agree that it does look suspicious that a user would create an account just to regain their admin status on that wiki, considering EijiZeBoi's lock was made just a little over a month ago, I will say that a brand new user shouldn't really have the admin status right away. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The screenshot is potentially a bit suspicious, but I've looked at the deleted page and it is Trevor807 asking the user if they are the other named user. The user neither confirmed or denied this to be the case; in fact, they didn't even respond. However, Trevor807 is a bureaucrat and/or sysop on that wiki, so it's not clear that this really amounts to anything. Dmehus (talk) 13:38, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Thank you for replying so quickly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:39, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: The fact that the deletion reason is "to protect identity" makes it even more suspicious. —MarioMario456 14:17, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioMario456 While that is definitely true, we shouldn't forget about another case regarding 2 users spamming "Quarrow" in their vandalism on 2 wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:19, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioMario456 Your suspicions were confirmed as well as mine. The account in question has been locked for abusing multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Locked. Dmehus (talk) 02:02, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a bunch, Dmehus. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:30, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser for RealKnockoutSucks[edit | edit source]

Hello Stewards, I am requesting a CheckUser for the account of RealKnockoutSucks. I think that TheRichSeries is the operator of RealKnockoutSucks, because

  1. They reported the Roblox RoN wiki,
  2. The account was created on the wiki
  3. The account was created a day before the request of the deletion. Bukkit (talk) (C) 15:33, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit You know, I was thinking exactly the very same thing, but wasn't sure if they were indeed the same, considering how the former was locked for a username policy violation. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:38, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Nope, I had a talk with Rich and he is defo not the owner of this account, we are looking into it though. Rabby (talk) 19:14, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request[edit | edit source]

Can a steward close gamewalkthroughs miraheze?--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 16:22, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 01:58, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 02:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Batch of spambots from templatewiki[edit | edit source]

— Arcversin (talk) 20:25, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting wait.svg In progress... I'll make a point of focusing on this tomorrow. Thanks! Dmehus (talk) 01:59, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This also includes the list of spam-only accounts I've listed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete my wiki please[edit | edit source]

I am done with this wiki of mine, so please delete it. Thank you.

Anjuna (talk) 03:40, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anjuna Yes check.svg Done per your request to delete your own personal private or public wiki. Dmehus (talk) 05:22, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request Wiki Restoration[edit | edit source]


I would like to request the restoration of a lately deleted wiki:

I have tried looking for requirements but I'm not sure what to do. I have downloaded the torrent backup but I doubt I needed to do that?

Best Regards Salepate (talk) 09:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Salepate Unfortunately, it seems your wiki database has already been dropped, in this batch of dropped wikis. Please advise if you wish to proceed with your wiki restoration, so I can recreate your wiki, add an interwiki prefix for the import, and request your deleted wiki be imported in a Phabricator ticket. Dmehus (talk) 05:19, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Salepate Since you hadn't requested the wiki and filed a Phabricator task, I've gone ahead, presuming it was this wiki and Yes check.svg recreated your wiki in this log action. I've also created Phabricator ticket #T7439 to restore your presumed wiki's XML dump from Reception123's delbackups on jobrunner3. One question, though, I noted the wiki was originally requested by Woli. Was that a prior account of yours, or a different user entirely? Dmehus (talk) 06:23, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete[edit | edit source]

It is in violation of article 7 of the terms of service since it promotes the exploitation of children. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 12:34, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your notification. So, the policy for which you're citing is, yes, a global policy, but it is also a legal user agreement Miraheze users agree to and enter into with the legal entity responsible for Miraheze—that is to say, Miraheze Limited. As such, any complaints about matters which are potential violations of the Terms of Use are handled by Trust and Safety, not Stewards, via e-mail to ts(at) Having examined this wiki, though, it is a handful of content pages, and a handful of screenshot images, from publicly-available sources, of the feet of child actors from television series episodes and, potentially, from television movies. So, not only do I see no Terms of Use violation, but I also don't see any Content Policy violation, either, the latter of which is in scope of Stewards. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 13:23, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Third inactivity exemption request[edit | edit source]

Today I am requesting inactivity exemption for my wikis, The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki for the third time for the following reasons:

  1. I am the only contributor on these wikis for some reason.
  2. I have been pre-occupied with other things, like helping out with the rebrand.
  3. The wikis are pretty much complete and do not necessarily need to be actively edited.
  4. The scope of the wikis in general is causing me to have trouble looking for content. It talks about good and bad episodes and characters of The Loud House, and I have tried to find reviews online but haven't been able to find many, not only that but I have pretty much got all of the general episodes.

I would like these wikis to be exempt from inactivity for these reasons. To be honest I have considered making a Request for Comment about abolishing the Dormancy policy altogether as I feel like it puts unnecessary stress on users to constantly be updating their wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:25, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blubabluba9990 Firstly, please note that this is actually only your second request. Your second request was archived by the bot prior to being relisted; thus, this is just a repost of your second request, which should be avoided. I've now Yes check.svg assessed your exemption request to Dormancy Policy. In terms of content, unfortunately, it's little changed from your first request. While you may have added additional pages, each page contains only a single sentence, some of which have a second sentence which propose to list the "bad qualities" of the episode. So, on that basis, I see insufficient content intended to be read by real people. In terms of need, while you may well be the only editor on this wiki, that alone is not the only criterion. Your wiki is also a public wiki; thus, it would be regularly backed up to the The Internet Archive as part of Reception123's regular wikibackups, which he generally does on a quarterly basis. Additionally, your wiki has yet to even go inactive, and you say yourself you're looking for contributors. Thus, should either of your wikis eventually be closed per Dormancy Policy, this would provide you up to six months to reactivate your wiki, or for someone to adopt your wiki at requests for adoption. An exemption would upend that process. So, I would rather see you focus on filling in the content on your wiki, rather than additing additional sub-stub pages, by writing well-sourced, at length encyclopedic content on each of your wiki's pages, then re-request an exemption. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 19:22, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. It is a good thing he does Internet Archive crawls of these wikis, since my biggest concern is them being lost forever. However, I want a wiki of my own, and I suggested Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki, but it got declined, and I am currently discussing it with DarkMatterMan4500, who reviewed my request. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thank you for understanding. A slight clarification, though, yes the Internet Archive crawls wikis, but Miraheze SRE also upload XML dumps of all public wikis (generally quarterly). In regards to your latter request, that is likely because your description was not clear enough on what the content of the wiki would be. Feel free to resubmit the request, by adding to, but not replacing, your existing description, and describing how it will be different than, say, terribletvshowswiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:09, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I did and now the wiki has been created. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:28, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 Yeah, I saw that. That's good, and thank you for the update! Dmehus (talk) 00:17, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, I would also suggest regularly using Special:DataDump on each of your wikis to regularly export of your wikis, so you always have a backup of them and they can be restored should the need arise. Dmehus (talk) 19:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How do I view a translated page?[edit | edit source]


I am very new and I am testing to make a wiki in 4 languages.

I have already activated some extensions for translation and I can successfully translate a page. But when I link the page in the sidebar and switch the language, I still only see the English version.

Here is my wiki:

Here is the main page in English:

Here is the main page in German, it exists:

Here the page "What is LinuC" in English, linked in the sidebar under "Welcome":

Here is the German version, it exists:

But I ALWAYS only see the English versions, no matter which language I choose. The language of the sidebar and menu changes, but the page remains the same.

What am I doing wrong? Linuc (talk) 21:58, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Linuc Three questions: (1) Have you added <languages /> to the top of the source, non-translation page? This code provides the language chooser; (2) have you set an interface language preference in Special:Preferences or Special:GlobalPreferences? This determines which language subpage you'll hit; and (3) are you using Special:MyLanguage/ prefixes before your internal and interwiki wikilinks, where applicable? Also, this thread should be asked at community noticeboard, but I'll move this there once it concludes. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:02, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! To (1): no. But I will test this now. (2) I will take a look. (3) The translation I do over the link "translate this page", after I have made the page translatable with <translate> </translate>. They automatically are named with /de, so for example Main_Page/de. Should it be better /de/Main_Page ? How would I do this, as they are getting the name automatically from the translation function? I will right you more, when I have tested it again. But maybe tomorrow or Monday. Linuc (talk) 23:23, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, I have a little success! After I inserted "languages ​​/" and translated the page again, limited to 4 languages, I can now see the 4 languages ​​to choose from directly above the text. English is always displayed first, then I can switch to German. The language does not change in the sidebar and menu, just the page text. And if I choose a language that has not yet been translated, the translation function opens, even if I am not logged in.
I didn't find any setting for interface language preference.
When I use Special:MyLanguage/, the page jumps back to the main page. Nothing happened.
In addition: If I change the language in the function in the sidebar, or at the top right above the page text, from English to German, the sidebar and the menu are changed to German. However, my extension does not change in the sidebar, so "Welcome" stays in English. Do I have to do a translation for the sidebar as well? Where? And why do the existing texts change to German, for example "Main Page" but not "Welcome"?
Seems a little difficult to find the way, but it will work out. 6 years ago I made a small website with drupal and had similar problems there. There were two translation methods there, an old one and a new one. The new one was called "Internationalization" and then it finally worked. The old one doesn't. Linuc (talk) 00:12, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't like the current solution with the additional language bar at the top of the page text. And I'm sure there is a better solution, because the language changeover in the sidebar works perfectly with Wikipedia. And Wikipedia is made with the same tool as miraheze : MediaWiki
The additional language bar is not very nice, it becomes a block with many languages and it has no influence on the sidebar, menu and footer. The visitor don't like to handle the language on two points!
Since it works on Wikipedia without this additional language bar, it must also be possible with miraheze.
Maybe it needs other modules for translation? In drupal I saw that there are two options.
1. The translations are new pages.
2. The translations are attributes of a page (node)
We need number 2. I think it is "internationalizasion" module. Is that possible? It would be great if I could set up my wiki at miraheze and not at fandom or another "toy store" :-) Linuc (talk) 15:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Dmehus
In the meantime I've managed to translate the items in the sidebar. With pages in MediaWiki namespace for each language, I can translate a title in the sidebar and display it in the visitor's language. The same works for the link text of an item. With Special:MyLanguage/ in front of the target of an item, I can reach the corresponding page in the main. I still have a problem with the title of the page, i.e. with the end of the url. In some pages it shows the ending /de (What_is_LinuC/de), in some not (Hardware). Maybe a question how I did the translation? Created the page directly and entered the translated text, or created the page using the translation interface? But actually I don't need this title, because I can put the title in the page text. How do I turn off the display of the url ending at the top of the page? Can I also use a node (node/3475) instead of a page name (What_is_LinuC)? For the visitor, the name (ending of the url) in the url is not important, just the domain. The method with MediaWiki namespace and translation pages produces a lot of work and a lot of pages! To have a page in 4 languages ​​and linked in the sidebar, I need 4 pages in MediaWiki namspace and 4 pages in main. So 8 pages for one page! In addition, the translation method divides the page text, which leads to many sub-pages. If I have 10 subdivisions on a page, then I have 1 translation page with 10 sub-pages, i.e. 11. With 4 languages ​​I have 44 translation pages, plus the 4 in MediaWiki namespace for the sidebar items, so toal 48! Horror!

I still have the problem that the page doesn't change when I change the language. The language is changed in the sidebar, menu and footer, but the page remains. I then have to click the item in the sidebar again so that the page also changes language. Can I automate this, maybe with a code in the page text? I want to avoid the additional language switcher at the top of the page.

Here are some links to drupal, where the translation of entities and fields is described relatively simply. With this method, NO additional pages are created, but only information units of the page are translated and stored in additional records. With the language setting, the page is then filled with the appropriately translated elements. All elements are treated the same, regardless of whether it is its title field, a page text field, a menu entry (sidebar entry), a botton or something else. This is much easier for the user to handle and results in less redundant data. Is this function available at miraheze? If so, how do I use it?

I hope you have time to look into it soon. I want to work on my wiki as soon as possible. Otherwise I have to look for another solution or set up my own website with MediaWiki or WP on a hoster. That would be a shame, because we should try to use the same resources together, this prevents a flood of redundant installations of the same tools on different hosters. Setting up MediaWiki and then just doing a single wiki is absurd. The same for WP. All this tools can handle more then one Website/Wiki and even more then one user. Linuc (talk) 13:16, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete a Page on snapwikiwiki[edit | edit source]

Please delete this page on snapwikiwiki. It has more than 1000 revisions and therefore needs the bigdelete right. R4356th 3,374 Local Contributions Logged Actions CentralAuth (talk) 04:19, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. It always says to please be patient while the big deletion is being processed, but I have to say, I'm quite impressed with how quickly the deletion was processed as it was only a few seconds. Dmehus (talk) 14:04, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. R4356th 3,374 Local Contributions Logged Actions CentralAuth (talk) 14:57, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 15:10, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Closing a wiki[edit | edit source]

Could somebody please close itislamwiki?--Angelo Pisani (talk) 07:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request[edit | edit source]

Would a steward mind deleting I don't need it anymore.--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:38, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Iron Sword 23 Your recent wiki request suggests otherwise, so I'm inclined to mark this as not done. What are you trying to do? Dmehus (talk) 14:43, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Start over with fanfiction stories. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:44, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I mean, that's fine, why can't you just delete your existing pages and reuse your existing wiki? If there's a lot of them (i.e., more than 50), you can compile a batch file of pages to delete (including namespaces) and file a Phabricator tasks for Site Reliability Engineering to run the deleteBatch.php maintenance script. If you need any assistance with this, please reach out to Reception123 and I in our group DM on Discord. Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. I would still like deleted as I'm not proud of it. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 14:52, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Iron Sword 23 Okay, per the discussion with you and the report of TheBurningPrincess in #miraheze-offtopic connect on IRC, I'm going to delete this wiki per your request, since you've now owned up to copying and pasting written prose to which you were or were not legally entitled to copy and paste, crucially, without proper attribution. It's good that you wanted to self-correct your mistake, so that is to be commended, but I do advise you to be very careful in the future, making sure to link to the source page(s) in an edit summary using an interwiki wikilink and ensure the license under which said content is distributed permits you to redistribute lawfully (again, with or without attribution). Copyright violations or infractions range from a Terms of Use matter to a Content Policy issue, and, whether dealt with in a community capacity as Stewards or in a legal capacity as Trust and Safety, it's taken very seriously. Dmehus (talk) 22:40, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Visual Editor isn't working on my wiki?[edit | edit source]

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask but I've only just made this wiki and I don't seem to have the Visual Editor extension, but everywhere I read about it, it says it should be automatically enabled. I go to my extensions and Visual Editor is greyed out. Is there something I should download first? This is the link to my wiki I made it temporarily public Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 18:10, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You need to enable the TemplateData extension first, then enable VisualEditor. I have Yes check.svg done this for you this time, per your request, so you can visualize the workflow for next time (should there be a next time). I would also recommend enabling $wgVisualEditorEnableWikitext in Special:ManageWiki/settings on your wiki for improved functionality with VisualEditor. Lastly, if you make a request for assistance from Stewards here or from Site Reliability Engineering on Phabricator, you don't need to make your wiki public as both those groups have global read access and can assist you in accommodating your request / finding a solution. Dmehus (talk) 18:20, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion of Fort of Chains wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello. I would like to delete the wiki, "Fort of Chains", since I won't be needing it anymore. Thanks. TheDom102 (talk) 07:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

TheDom102 Since you've generated an XML dump and because you've contributed nearly all page content to this wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done per your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 15:02, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request for vandal-related account[edit | edit source]

반달 바이러스 is a toxic user in osaindex, so he was globally locked. When I blocked 반달 바이러스 in my wiki, another user, 오솔이 said that he was also blocked by auto-ban (User talk:오솔이). 반달 바이러스 was the only one I've blocked recently, so I strongly suspect that 오솔이 is a sockpuppet of 반달 바이러스. I will appreciate if you can use CheckUser to 오솔이. --재미재미 (talk) 14:38, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

재미재미 Thank you for your request and for your report. I've translated, using Google Translate, this diff, which machine translates from the Korean as, "I think Meta's response is late.. In this case, can't we just unblock the Vandal Virus user? I can't log in because it's already globally locked. (Wikipedia says locking it globally is enough)." The section header translates as, "please save me," and the locked vandalism only account, vandalism only account translates as "half moon virus," which seems to jive with the machine translation. While it's not great that the user apparently used their main account to appeal their local block of their vandalism only account, it is a good-faith appeal. Could you instead reply to their request on their user talk page, telling them to review user accounts policy, not engage in vandalism, use edit summaries, and the like, then if they wish for that account to be unlocked, to e-mail Stewards at stewards(at) Alternatively, they could also make their request here. However, based on the above, a CheckUser investigation is not required, as it's one edit that is a good-faith but procedurally out of place appeal, and also because they've apparently self-identified. Dmehus (talk) 14:52, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think he is innocent. In the upper paragraph, he says one of his family members did vandalism, and this is one of the common excuses for toxic users. Based on this, I think the appeal of the user should be rejected and the account should be locked. --재미재미 (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not making excuses, I'm telling the truth. That's unfair. Why do you want to block me? I'm sure I'm a different person and a floating IP.(Of course, the translation may be wrong because it is a Papago translation.)--오솔이 (talk) 06:50, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suppai Strikes Back[edit | edit source]

He's still trying to take down horriblemusicandsongswiki: @Dmehus: @Void:MarioMario456 15:15, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I have blocked them for a month based on the continued pattern of behaviour following the previous 1 week block. John (talk) 15:29, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This has gotten out of control[edit | edit source]

I want this wiki to go live FOREVER even months without editing[edit | edit source]

Can an administrator please remove the dormancy policy from ~onibuswiki, because I made a lot of content and I don't want it to be deleted, besides I'm almost finishing it. YellowFrogger (talk) 22:49, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@YellowFrogger: Your wiki has been added to the exemptions. -- Void Whispers 02:28, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger I've merged your requests into one. Please note that I was in the process of assessing your request, with a view to granting your request, so there was no need to post a duplicate request. Nevertheless, this has been Yes check.svg done by Void. Dmehus (talk) 06:01, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MediaWiki internal error[edit | edit source]

MediaWiki internal error occurs in two wikis, 자유반달위키, and 온니원위키. I'm a bureaucrat in both wikis. Hill (talk) 05:19, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I don't see error. Can you tell me exactly what page it is on? --Anton (talk) 08:07, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, that error was solved around 4 o'clock in Korean time. 거미몬 (talk) 09:30, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's quite possible this is the internal error that was resolved/fixed by Universal Omega last night. Universal Omega, can you confirm? Dmehus (talk) 15:01, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

i edit on my wiki and i keep getting error[edit | edit source]

hi i try to edit on my wiki and I keep getting errors can you fix it Andrew071117 (talk) 14:00, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Andrew071117: Please specify what errors you're getting. — Arcversin (talk) 14:55, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
i was getting the mediawiki intenel error but it start working again Andrew071117 (talk) 14:58, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This is likely related to the error reported in the above thread, and likely the one resolved by Universal Omega. Dmehus (talk) 15:00, 8 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

reporting Gay Socrates[edit | edit source]

i am reporting Gay Socrates because he spam my talk page 2 times--Andrew071117 (talk) 14:40, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

He's been annoying other users as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:44, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
he also put a bad word in his name Andrew071117 (talk) 14:52, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Gay is not a "Bad word". It is a sexuality. Bukkit (talk) (C) 17:50, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you find offensive about my username? I am gay, so therefore it is in the name and I love Socrates, so that is why I named my account here "Gay Socrates". Also, kudos to Bukkit for saying exactly what I had in mind. Gay Socrates (talk) 15:02, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Add sitenotice to horriblemusicandsongswiki[edit | edit source]

Attempt #3 of my election is now live. Add this to MediaWiki:Sitenotice on horriblemusicandsongswiki

There is currently a [[Talk:Main Page#Election attempt 3|bureaucrat election]] taking place.

MarioMario456 14:59, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done for now, as I still have to close your first election request, then initiate a new process based on the results of the consensus formed from the local discussion. I aim to do this in the next couple of days. Please remember we're all volunteers here, and to have patience. Dmehus (talk) 15:47, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I already closed the election, unintentionally on the time you scheduled. MarioMario456 16:01, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's the responsibility of local bureaucrats to close local elections. With no active bureaucrats on that wiki, it falls to a Steward. I'll review your close, but I doubt it reflects the prevailing arguments in the discussion, which need to be noted in the close and taken into consideration. Dmehus (talk) 16:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for SporeShroom2007[edit | edit source]

Violated the Code of Conduct on sephspacewiki. Here's the proof. The CoC-violating bit is this edit summary:

Created page with "{{FLTQ|They're really fucking retarded, especially MarioMario.|Tenure: June 16, 2019 - February 28, 2021}}"

 MarioMario456 04:47, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done for a couple reasons. For one thing, we would not lock an established user based on a single instance. We'd engage with the user and remind them to be civil. Dmehus (talk) 04:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemption for lhmnwiki[edit | edit source]

Wiki's custom domain:

Reason: Wiki made to be read

The requester's prems: Bureaucrat (confirm)

 Song Ngư MGR (talk) 11:24, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting wait.svg Working on this.... Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: And also as the wiki was build to be a documentations wiki, don't expect much people to edit.
(forgot to note that on) Song Ngư MGR (talk) 01:48, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Do you have result on this yet? '-'
There was no more cases before me. Song Ngư MGR (talk) 02:15, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Song Ngư MGR Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. Though I don't speak any Vietnamese and though some of the pages I examined are what I'd classify as stub-class articles, containing only an infobox and possibly a photo, it's clear both from the files in your wiki's File: namespace and the more than 120 pages in your wiki's (Main) namespace that there is sufficient content made to be read and viewed by real people. In terms of need, as one of only two contributing editors to this wiki, this is all met. Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted this request indefinitely as a wiki made to be read and viewed by real people and which is edited by few people. Please note that this is not a permanent exemption; rather, it is indefinite and can be changed in the future should your wiki's activity or other circumstances change. Dmehus (talk) 18:33, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I will also add the above note as a reason, but I trust you will continue to fill in the remaining pages that contain only an infobox, right? Dmehus (talk) 18:34, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I will, until I fill up every pages and the comic series come to "the end". Song Ngư MGR (talk) 00:15, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, sounds good. Face-smile.svg Thank you! Dmehus (talk) 00:35, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

remove club penguin online off the crappy games wiki[edit | edit source]

Question[edit | edit source]

What the hell is going on with this community?[edit | edit source]

I have been watching the events unfold these past few days and I have no word to describe other than it is petulant to a fault.

And I will say this: @DarkMatterMan4500: I thought better of you until that episode. You were the only person from Miraheze to actually deal with vandalism on Trollpedia and that is something I am very grateful for and to see you do what you're doing is revolting.

You should have warned Gay Socrates about their aspersion on Meta since this happened on Meta. I really do not understand why you went out of your way to remind him of that directly on his Minecraft wiki (if I recall correctly) when this did not happen there in the first place and had nothing to do with what happened on Meta. In other words, anything that happens on Meta must stay on Meta. If for whatever reason you were afraid that they did not receive the notifications, then I have to say that I am certain he does because any notif I got on Meta were when I was working on Trollpedia, otherwise, what gives? They never posted on Meta beforehand, so does it really matter if he violates a rule there once and then go on about their business? Moreover, it dawns on me that you started reverting his contributions here while repeatedly interacting with his talkpage when that did nothing, but worsen the situation.

Now, @Gay Socrates:, I don't know why you had to blow this out of proportion when that was not needed. I received an annoying comment from Dmehus on my talkpage on Trollpedia, but that does not mean I should go into a frenzy and accuse him of harassing me, that's not appropriate. DMM4500 had likely no ill-intention toward you when he contacted you via your wiki.

Consider my advice: Grow a pair, because you will likely get more of these if you grow your wiki. As a suggestion, why not open your own Mediawiki instance on a shared hosting where you are free to set your own rules? That would probably be a better option than fighting with the community here.

I think the worst part about this whole ordeal is that none of the actors who participated in this 'drama' had any agency to try to do some mediation with anyone. As a matter of fact, someone banned Gay Socrates for one day for being disruptive, notwithstanding that would not help at all. In fact, they are back and even more disruptive than before, and this is not helped by DMM4500 not dropping the stick, instead resorting to edit-warring with the user.

Additionally, I wanna thank @Andrew071117: and @MacFan4000: for not helping at all. You can keep edit-warring all day long on Gay Socrates' talkpage, but what good will it do? You are all wasting your time.

I am certainly gonna note this event on my review of Miraheze. Clearly, the juveniles here have run amok. I always thought this nonsense only affected the 'reception wikis', but this issue appears to be far more deeply embedded in Miraheze than I initially thought.

If you feel this topic might lead to a flamewar, you can pre-emptively lock it. I said my piece about this and all the parties involved have been informed as well. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 16:12, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The reason why I didn't warn him on Meta was mainly because I'm not an admin of Meta, and the problems were already resolved by the time of this writing, so yeah, I guess you can say, it was quite an episode here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:15, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
To be clear, as soon as I saw edit warring, I pinged a couple of sysops on IRC to help handle the situation. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 16:18, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Technically speaking, MarioSuperstar77, you had every right to call us out, not to mention giving us great ideas that I might and/or could do in the future. (i.e. Opening a MediaWiki instance, probably referring to hosting our own MediaWiki-powered wikis and to make our own rules.) So yeah, I've been thinking about that yesterday when the update began, and we apologize on our behalf of what gave rise to the edit warring on Thursday. It wasn't just my fault, but 2 other people were to be blamed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:12, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you disable my account please?[edit | edit source]

I'm leaving Miraheze because of drama on the Reception Wikis and I was even banned from SephSpace for something I didn't even do, so I'm quitting this site. Can you please disable my account? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperStreetKombat (talkcontribs) 23:55, 10 June 2021

SuperStreetKombat I'll action this, regrettably, but if you do wish to rejoin Miraheze, it's recommended that you e-mail Stewards at stewards(at) to request an unlock. If you opt to create a new account in the future, please remember to abide by user accounts policy, including any locally-imposed sanctions. That being said, if you do wish to report potential Code of Conduct violations for harassment, in confidence, you can also e-mail us at the prescribed e-mail address. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:04, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
SuperStreetKombat Sorry to see you go. Farewell. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:24, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request for the following accounts:[edit | edit source]

For Topo and 454y5, it shouldn't be that hard to find, since these diffs are just these 2 switching parts of the article (although weak at best), however, these following accounts have somehow been editing on some of the same pages, but I do hope that Rangerkid51 could provide some more information than what I've seen so far. There is at least one example of their edits being directed in one page like the one on Samuel Doe, shown here.  DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:21, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also, before I forget, there has been some instances where Anti villain and 454y5 have made edits a day apart from each other, as shown here on an article on Yahya Jammeh. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:27, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Handled. Dmehus (talk) 17:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, but what about 454y5? Was he related to the accounts you locked, or no? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Never mind, you already Yes check.svg answered my question via Discord, with my assumption being correct. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:41, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus And now I'm really suspicious of Gigdsclasp, who has reverted my edit to the revision made by a sockpuppet, gave me and Rangerkid51 a bad attitude on Rangerkid51's talk page, and at the same time, threatened to take away Rangerkid51's privileges, even though he doesn't have the admin rights, nor the right to threaten someone. And now he's resorting to vandalism on these articles in which the previous sockpuppets have visited. I think he should be looked at as well, considering he told me to get lost in an edit summary, and is still frequently vandalizing pages that the previous sockpuppets have recently edited on. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:11, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Hope you're free to do, you know, this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock request for Geoshea[edit | edit source]

Recently, over both Miraheze and Discord, Geoshea, the creator of this wiki, has done some terrible things that I think warrant a global lock. He clearly violated the Code of Conduct:

Geoshea is a dangerous person, who has harassed and slandered many Miraheze users on and off-site. Many people including me are afraid of him and what he can do, particularly because he has a large amount of enablers (mostly users on his wiki). Please do the right thing and lock him if you think you can. ChessPiece21 (talk) 16:09, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hey there, I know you're angry at me but I'll have you know I'm not a groomer, pedophile or cyberbully at all. I regret onjohing CP back in 2019 and I never groomed KBOS at all and she is a liar. Please forgive me, I really changed and stopped doing all this shit long ago. --Geoshea (talk) 23:29, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah right. Geoshea literally sent a picture of his semen to KBOS without asking at all. He also began drawing CP before he even met KBOS. Pedophilia is one of the worst crimes of all time. Pedophilia is unforgiveable. SporeShroom2007 (talk) 01:04, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. Please note that Miraheze locks based on evidence of misconduct on-wiki and not because someone did something on other platforms (even if we did, the evidence you provided so far would not be enough). You may block Geoshea locally if you wish to do so. The allegations do however seem serious so I would think it would be appropriate to contact Discord Trust and Safety with your report as since it allegedly happened on their platform they would be best to deal with this. If you have any evidence of any global policy violations on Miraheze please let us know. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:58, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

error in wiki[edit | edit source]

Only on the wiki where I manage ([1]) had a fatal error but it doesn't go back to normal anymore. YellowFrogger (talk) 00:18, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger Please file a task on Phabricator. MediaWiki internal errors and similar technical errors are in scope of Site Reliability Engineering. You can link to this stewards' noticeboard request in your Phabricator ticket for context and reciprocally link to the Phabricator ticket by way of a reply to this thread. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:46, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MediaWiki internal error[edit | edit source]

MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [40436c0b89445b148f0bb7f1] 2021-06-13 00:13:47: Fatal exception of type "InvalidArgumentException"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

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

Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 00:36, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hugo Ar Please file a task on Phabricator. MediaWiki internal errors and similar technical errors are in scope of Site Reliability Engineering. You can link to this stewards' noticeboard request in your Phabricator ticket for context and reciprocally link to the Phabricator ticket by way of a reply to this thread. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:45, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus, thank you. The request is ready: T7453. Very kind to advise. Greetings. Hugo Ar (talk) 01:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hugo Ar That's Yes check.svg great. Face-smile.svg Thank you very much. :) Dmehus (talk) 01:07, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The error no longer appears. Everything seems to be working normally now. I already notified Phabricator. Thanks. Greetings. Hugo Ar (talk) 01:25, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Yeah, likely it was reported or caught by someone else and repaired. It's good to have a ticket for it, though. Dmehus (talk) 01:26, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete wikis[edit | edit source]

I'd like to delete my two wikis before -- enrs and prp ( because I do not need them now. The two wikis have only my contributions and they are closed. Zes M Young (talk) 02:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for Garrett Crowe[edit | edit source]

This user, apart from being an SJW, seems to be a harassment-only account. See the comment log in all blocked wikis. MarioMario456 03:33, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

For context if anyone is interested, that's why he got blocked: That is so petty as hell.
I hope he does not get locked over that. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 14:12, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, he got blocked across multiple wikis because they are all run by the same people. This is Reddit-tier nonsense and shows that this report should be taken with a grain of salt. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 14:15, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done as the evidence here is insufficient to warrant a global lock. I'm not even really seeing enough for a firm warning as to the Code of Conduct. As MarioSuperstar77 said, Stewards do take Reception wiki block reasons with a "grain of salt," and we both consider and measure the evidence against our global policies. I would additionally remind the complainant of the Code of Conduct, and that filing spurious and/or unsubstantiated reports, especially if done repeatedly, would consistute a breach of that policy. Dmehus (talk) 14:38, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I've changed those block settings as it didn't sit right with me, and I left the user's talk page open on one of them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:46, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Thanks, but to be honest, looking at the reason for the block, I'm not convinced this was even a good local block. It seems like the user was blocked for undoing an administrator's category tagging. Personally, as a local community member, I'd suggest unblocking them on affected wikis, and guide them to the Qualitipedia wiki rules via one of their local user talk pages. Dmehus (talk) 14:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, I switched it to a week only to allow the user to appeal directly on their talk page. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:54, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Face-smile.svg Thank you. That's better. One week for such a minor single infraction, with an open user talk page, is much better. Dmehus (talk) 14:55, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And as a bonus, I've unblocked him on the other wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:59, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki undeletion[edit | edit source]

Per request by SPEEDYBEAVER, please undelete reverserottenwebsiteswiki. — Arcversin (talk) 12:07, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Arcversin Thank you for your request to undelete reverserottenwebsiteswiki. That wiki was likely deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy per lack of community interest and/or because it was a duplication of Fresh Websites Wiki. As Content Policy allows for only significant or substantial content forks of existing wikis in limited circumstances (and usually involving some sort of mediation), I'd rather see SPEEDYBEAVER hold a local discussion with the Fresh Websites Wiki community on freshwebsiteswiki. Additionally, that community may well have had a discussion to wind down and merge reverserottenwebsiteswiki into freshwebsiteswiki, so if that is the case, another discussion is certainly not only desired but warranted. Dmehus (talk) 15:26, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@SPEEDYBEAVER: Please see above. — Arcversin (talk) 15:31, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Massive flood of spambots have been wreaking havoc and they need to be dealt with as soon as possible:[edit | edit source]

There's been a number of cross-wiki spam-bots coming into some of our wikis and even on the snapwikiwiki, and I was hoping that either Void or another fellow Steward could squash them and lock them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

They will be. The abuse logs are doing their job, though. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Okay, fair enough. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:57, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Exemption from the Dormancy Policy[edit | edit source]

We would like to be exempted from the dormancy policy. We genuinely care for our wiki and have been very passionate about our roleplays for over 4 years at this point with content widening to almost 500 pages, but we are only two people actively editing a colossal wiki that is ever expanding and we really need our mental health breaks from time to time. We want to respectively request that you exempt us from the dormancy policy for our mental health, so we don't have to worry about the wiki we've spent so hard to build over all these years to be deleted. Thank you, and have a nice day.Zamasu (talk) 18:00, 13 June 2021 (UTC) Zamasu (talk) 18:00, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Zamasu Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, as one of only two contributing editors to this wiki, that is likely met on its own per your articulated reason; however, as it's a private wiki, it won't be backed up to The Internet Archive on a generally quarterly basis as part of Reception123's wiki public wiki wikibackups that he does. In terms of sufficient content intended to be read, while I've only examined a handful of your wiki's pages (due to the sheer breadth of the content available), this, too, is easily met as the pages examined are all either start- or C-class (or above). Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted this on an indefinite basis as a wiki intended to be read by real people and which is minimally by edited by few editors. Please note that this exemption is not permanent, and is subject to revision should your wiki's activity or other circumstances change. Please also advise us of the same, too. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Exemption from Dormancy Policy request:[edit | edit source]

Could my Trashy Vyond Videos Wiki be exempted from dormancy/inactivity per the Dormancy Policy upon a reasonable request? I wouldn't want that wiki to go to waste, as it's the most active wiki I've ever self-requested and self-approved. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:41, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, by your own admission, your wiki is the "most active wiki [you've] ever self-requested," so I don't find there is sufficient need on that basis. Additionally, as a public wiki, it is regularly backed up and posted to The Internet Archive, so that is an additional reason for lack of need. In terms of content, I don't find there is sufficient encyclopedic quality content intended to inform and be read by real people, so I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done. Dmehus (talk) 00:14, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, I might close this request up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:24, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No need to close it formally. It can just naturally move up the noticeboard until the bot archives it. Dmehus (talk) 00:26, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If it was actually dormant, then I could've requested it. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:27, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, that might show more of a need, perhaps, but there is also the question of sufficient quality content intended to inform and be read by real people. Commonly, for the Reception wikis such as this, most local administrators just regularly generate an XML dump and image backup using Special:DataDump on their wikis. Dmehus (talk) 00:30, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for re-adding of bureaucrat flag[edit | edit source]

I am not sure how it happened but I lost my bureaucrat flag on my wiki. Can someone re add it? Nightwolf1223 (talk) 00:31, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nightwolf1223 Yes check.svg Done. It looks like your abuse filter #1 needs some fine-tuning, so I have additionally Yes check.svg removed the revocation actions from the filter to prevent this from happening again. Dmehus (talk) 00:44, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request to delete 2 of my wikis.[edit | edit source]

I would like both elementalwiki and myceliumwiki to be deleted. For Elemental Wiki, there are not a lot of stuff to put in. For Mycelium, at first I planned to make Mycelium a place of stuff which only admins can edit but I didn't have my own website at the time, so I decided to use Miraheze and make the wiki read-only. But now that I have my own website, I will move the wiki into my website. Anpang (talk) 02:53, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anpang As the only contributor to each of these wikis, it's clear these are your personal wikis, so this is Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). I also noticed you didn't generate a dump for elementalwiki, but I assumed you didn't need one as there weren't many pages for that one at all. Dmehus (talk) 03:06, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Anpang (talk) 03:08, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:09, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User Reception Wikis were a bad idea, but what happened?[edit | edit source]

This is a group of wikis used to review users from the internet. The idea, was… meh. For now, the rest of those wikis is closed down and left to be forgotten. But, we need reasons what caused them to be closed.

Oh, and don't forget the page examples, because we already know that they were biased, finger-pointing, seldom truth, drama-causing and had poor workplace for admins. 

•Atrocious Deviants •Atrocious YouTubers •Awful Twitters •Horrible Vyonders •Unfavorable Wikis and Users

Non-user, but related •Garbage Memes •Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms Maxkatzur (talk) 04:21, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's because that they were violating the Miraheze code of conduct. Basically, a quick history about it, it all started on May 29, 2020 after Crummy Scratchers Wiki's closure, a troll had the guts to revive it as a "hate wiki" named Bad Scratch Wiki, a wiki dedicated to "bad" scratchers when all it just did was slander popular scratchers (as well as Life_Tutor and RebeccaSpark). Around July 15, a RfC was created to ban these kinds of wikis. The final straw was when a severe flame war occurred involving two users: Cowsgumball31 and Inkster. Though the former was more infamous. Around September 20, of that year, Zippix decided that they had enough and decided to close them down. Though predictably, the user reception wikis thought Zippix was an SJW (Social Justice Warrior), a term corrupted by Twitter. Then most of them got globally banned across the network. Milcery229 (talk) 04:45, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What violated the Code of Conduct? In order of wikis, please Maxkatzur (talk) 07:46, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What am I seeing from here? Of course they were shut down, but it was mainly from systematic, problematic Code of Conduct and Content Policy violations that were left unresolved. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:06, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Here's the worst pages in order of now-closed wikis I remember (so far)
•Atrocious Deviants - AnthroArtCreations
•Atrocious YouTubers - Shädman, ZONE TOONS
Maxkatzur (talk) 16:46, 17 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]