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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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Requesting bureaucrat rights removal of DuchessTheSponge

Hello, per his statement of disinterest in continuing to participate as an admin/bureaucrat on the fanfiction.miraheze wiki; after I adopted it due to inactivity; could you please remove DuchessTheSponge's bureaucrat rights there, thank you. Freighttrain (talk) 17:10, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

@Freighttrain: I am monitoring this request, and will relist it as required, to prevent it from being archived. A steward should get to it eventually. As a procedural matter, the steward will likely remove the bureaucrat flag on Meta with Special:UserRights/DuchessTheSponge@fanfictionwiki. It won't show in your wiki's user rights log, but will show on Meta's user rights log. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 17:25, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
 Done John (talk) 17:43, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Have our wikis been closed?

Greetings, I noticed that multiple wikis like Crappy Games Wiki were closed. However I noticed there was no ManageWiki log. Was this a glitch or were they closed without a warning? Paprika (talk) 12:22, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

@Paprika: I told the Miraheze staff about the same issues. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 12:39, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
One of our wikis have now been re-opened. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:11, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Me too :(. Wiki like 자유반달위키 was blocked from editing and creating documents. ;( --거미몬 (talk) 12:35, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
I don’t know what happened. Jah99 (talk) 12:42, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Can you at least keep some of the wikis open such as Best TV Shows Wiki/Terrible TV Shows Wiki, Greatest Movies Wiki/Awful Movies Wiki, Awesome Games Wiki/Crappy Games Wiki? I’ll miss these wikis if you do close them down. (User:Jah99) 6:38, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Trevor807, Tuononnosedutoincarriola, LandonG, SharpnessKnight, DoubleD346, Lily-irl, 거미몬, Lily, and Jah99: Hi, your wiki has probably closed because we actually have a bug with something who close wiki with activity (Phab ticket: #T6403). I will left a message to sysadmin for look about this
PS: Will cleanup all around for centralize discussion, thanks HeartsDo (Talk || Global || Wiki Creator) 12:49, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@HeartsDo: Thank you for clearing it all up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 12:51, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Will you reopen them? Jah99 (talk) 13:11, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
They may need time to look into the bug before reopening to prevent it from happening again. Paprika (talk) 13:14, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
I noticed the same issue as well. Being a bureaucrat on Different History Wiki and the Larry Wiki, I unchecked the Delete box on Special:ManageWiki. Also, thanks. Trevor807 (talk) 12:59, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
I think @DeciduousWater534: can easily fix these issues as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:06, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
To @Geoshea, ChuckFan Media and GoYT, unfortunately Ficreation was closed, so I missed the wikis if you have to close down the site and I understand that I will do a good job at creating fanmade material. Duc4Wikmedia (talk) 13:16, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Duc4Wikmedia: It's actually due to a glitch. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:17, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Duc4Wikmedia I unticked the closed button on managewiki, so there's no need to cry, duc. kbos (talk) 13:51, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── We are aware of wikis still being closed in error. We are still in the process of investigating, and then working on a solution. In the mean time, go to Special:ManageWiki and uncheck the closed box, however, if you are unable to do, then contact a system administrator. Zppix (Meta | Sysadmin | talk to me) 14:09, 16 November 2020 (UTC)


Hi all! I've reopened the two wikis listed above. We think we've fixed the problem. Please let us know if you continue to have the issue. Paladox (talk) 14:09, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Thank you so much @Paladox:. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:15, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
The Awful Movies Wiki, Best TV Shows Wiki, Terrible TV Shows Wiki, amongst the other mainline reception wikis need to be re-opened as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:22, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
All issues have been resolved by the sysops of our wikis. Thank you all for your patience. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:20, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Please bring all the Miraheze wikis to make way for our upcoming pages

Hi, I'm Footsies, sorry to bother you, but I noticed that all of the Miraheze wikis got closed today for mundane reasons. Can you please bring back all of the Miraheze wikis so we can make way for our upcoming pages? Footsies (talk) 13:18, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

@Footsies: It's actually a glitch, as the logs didn't say that they were closed, nor did they even appear at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:20, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, but most of the wikis like Awful Movies Wiki, Terrible TV Shows Wiki, Crappy Games Wiki, Greatest Movies Wiki, and other wikis have been closed for very strange and mundane reasons. Can you please ask any steward or bureaucrat to bring back most of the wikis? Footsies (talk) 13:29, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Footsies: I wouldn't jump to conclusions. There hasn't been a single log stating it was closed. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:31, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
I honestly don't know why Best TV Shows closed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kekzuna (talkcontribs) 13:33, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Footsies: As stated previously, it hasn't even been closed. There hasn't been any violations in any way, shape or form. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:37, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Footsies and Kekzuna: Please follow along on Phabricator, as there will be one or more ticket(s) on which you can follow and receive updates, as this is a technical issue outside of the scope of stewards. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:42, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

nonciclopedia.org suddenly closed

Hi, today I noticed nonciclopedia.org wiki was suddenly closed, and I (and others) cannot edit any more. However, wiki was kinda active (even if there was not very much editing). Most recent change there is actually from 2 hours ago...--Sacro Riglionese Impero (talk) 14:33, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

@Sacro Riglionese Impero: This is a technical issue, and will be resolved. Please follow along on Phabricator. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:25, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Gyaanipedia wikis suddenly closed

I'm Shaunak Chakraborty, the founder of Gyaanipedia. Today when I landed to its English site https://en.gyaanipedia.co.in I saw something unexpected, it was showing Closed Wiki box on its top [1], in my knowledge this box automatically appears when a wiki has been not edited for 60 days but this wiki is last edited few hours ago and the most active wiki in the Gyaanipedia projects. Then I found others Gyaanipedia wikis also which is hosted on Miraheze has been closed, which is totally weird. I immediately unchecked the closed box in every wiki and now my wikis are open. All these wikis has been last edited few hours or days ago. I just want to know that is this a planned act or a mistake/bug. Please look at this case and kindly let me know that now my wikis are safe or now. There are a lots of hard work of years in this wikis. Thanking you with due respect. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 14:40, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi, we have encountered the same problem - wiki was marked as closed at 1400 CET today. It's resolved now by our admin. cyberlaw.miraheze.org Uncleistvan1BBB (talk) 15:18, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
@Shaunak Chakraborty and Uncleistvan1BBB: This is a technical issue, outside the scope of stewards, and will be resolved by system administrators. Please follow the task(s) on Phabricator. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:27, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Check User request

Hello, I need to check if Special:CentralAuth/Tuononnosedutoincarriola is actually Special:CentralAuth/Er Bestione, who was temporarily blocked for minor vandalisms. Thanks. Wedhro (talk) 16:44, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

They appear to be unrelated. -- Void Whispers 17:11, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Lock ThePackagingViewer for cross-wiki vandalism

This user has been vandalizing multiple wikis and should be locked with these revisions as evidence: Diff #1 Diff #2 Diff #3 Diff #4 Diff #4 Diff #5 Diff #6Diff #7 DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 13:41, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

It appears that the account has been  locked by @MrJaroslavik:. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 15:51, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Restore inactivity exemption for UcroniasWiki

Hello, at the request of Reception123 at Phabricator. I request that my wiki be added again as exempt from the inactivity policy, you can see that this was added previously but due to a request to reset my wiki, it has to be added again. The content of the wiki would be the same as last time. Greetings. Hispano76 (talk) 20:08, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Request the elimination of wikis HispanoWiki and InterucroniasWiki

At the request of Reception123 on Phabricator. I request here the removal of my HispanoWiki and InterucroniasWiki wikis. You can see more information hereHispano76 (talk) 20:12, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Import another wiki

I am the founder of Gyaanipedia https://en.gyaanipedia.co.in I also have a fandom site https://gyaanipedia.fandom.com which have 93k articles. Now I want to make a copy of this fandom wiki and want to import it to the Miraheze wiki. As we know that Special:Import/Export is very time consuming so is there any other way to do that? Please help me Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 06:35, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: 93,000 pages/articles is a lot, but should be doable, especially if there is not 93,000 images that need uploading as well. For these imports, though, this really will need you to go to Special:Statistics on your Fandom wiki, request a dump (as a bureaucrat), and then create a Phabricator task for system administrators as this is completely out of scope of stewards. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:00, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Take a look at Moving a wiki to Miraheze. — revi 14:01, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Please perform a CheckUser for these 2 accounts

Son Goto ThePackagingViewer

I have a reason to believe that those 2 accounts are related because the former confirmed his identity on a closed wiki, and while the latter confirmed it via a link to his YouTube channel.

The about page explains everything. And the link to his YouTube channel directly links him to the same person, and pretty much admits that it is a sock of Son Goto. Does this type of evidence seem good to you? Or does it require more? Feel free to let me know, and I will provide you with more if necessary. The former is inactive and while the latter has been locked recently. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:51, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

@DarkMatterMan4500: I'm personally not seeing a massive need here, nevermind the fact you've only linked to one edit diff. I would say it's honestly easier just to monitor this user's contributions across wikis, and if it becomes clear the account is engaging solely or largely in blatant vandalism, then it can be locked as such. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:56, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Okay, sounds good. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:58, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism-only accounts acting like ruffians on Best TV Shows Wiki

Thomas The Tank Engine has been vandalizing multiple pages on the Best TV Shows Wiki. Here's proof: https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Thomas_The_Tank_Engine Also, there's another one who is doing the exact same thing: https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Kikoriki Please look at their edits and stop them. https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Inanimate_Insanity&oldid=54293 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Kikoriki&oldid=54292 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Esme_%26_Roy&oldid=54290 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Robot_and_Monster&oldid=54288 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=W%C5%82atcy_m%C3%B3ch&oldid=54287 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Kikoriki&oldid=54286 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Kikoriki&oldid=54283 https://besttvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Apple_%26_Onion&oldid=54280 I have a feeling that those 2 accounts are being used by the same user considering their disruptive edits. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 14:45, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

It's been handled locally and requires no further global intervention unless it becomes cross-wiki. As for the potential abuse of multiple accounts, Stewards can CU if they think that is necessary. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:55, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
@Reception123: Alright. Guess I'll keep an eye on them in case they come back for more. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 15:04, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Could someone perform a CheckUser on these accounts?

Spain's got toys on his lap Spain is the strangest place on Earth I have a reason to believe that these 2 accounts were being used abusively, and here's the proof that confirms my suspicions. His userpage should be good enough. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 15:43, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Oh, and one more thing: Before you guys do, I would like to remind you that the other account that was used has vandalized an article and replaced the content with some nonsense. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 15:53, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
Spain is the strangest place on Earth has been  locked by Reception123. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 16:03, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Request for Undeletion of Rothwell Wiki

Following this wiki request, which cannot be created as the rothwellwiki database name still exists as a deleted wiki, I confirmed it is still at Special:ManageWiki/core/rothwellwiki. I have separately confirmed they were the local bureaucrat at the time of the wiki's deletion, as per the original wiki request. So, could any steward please kindly undelete this wiki for @Rothwell:? Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 22:01, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

 Wiki undeleted by @Void: per this request. @Rothwell:, your wiki has been undeleted. You should be able to manage your wiki again. Dmehus (talk) 22:10, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Global username

Hello. I wanted to ask whether I could "usurp" the username https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/GR since this user apparently made no edits? Godless Raven (talk) 07:51, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

@Godless Raven: I've moved this here (to SN) as ultimately it will be for Stewards to decide. Last time something like this was done, the user in question was asked on their talkpage if they objected to the usurpation and with no response in a month, it was done. I propose that in this instance, the same procedure is followed: you should ask the user on their talkpage whether they object and if they do not respond in a month, come back here and request that a Steward usurp the account. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:03, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Done! https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/User_talk:GR --Godless Raven (talk) 08:37, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@Godless Raven: Looks good. On 26 December, feel free to repost here if there has been no response from the user. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:49, 26 November 2020 (UTC

Messed up my wiki

I accidentally deleted the bureaucrat group on my new wiki, could a steward add managewiki to sysop please? Seemplez (talk) 17:34, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

@Seemplez: This is indeed a steward request, so I've pinged @NDKilla and Void: to this thread. However, since it is somewhat technical in nature in that it was an obvious inadvertent group removal, I have also pinged @Reception123:, to potentially do it as an emergency system administrator action in lieu of stewards if not done within approximately 24 hours. Dmehus (talk) 18:13, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I've restored the original bureaucrat group to your wiki. Do be sure not to remove it (or the managewiki right) until you have setup a replacement. -- Void Whispers 18:59, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you @Void: and @Dmehus:. Seemplez (talk) 19:14, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@Seemplez:  No problem, and thank you to @Void: for correcting that as well. Universal Omega is going to investigate the possibility of adding a warning to users prior to removing either the default bureaucrat user group or the managewiki user right in ManageWiki. Dmehus (talk) 19:34, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Request for local interwiki administrator of Kubu Wiki

Sorry I forgot to write this in my request, thanks LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk and I will listen · my little garden) 16:49, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

@Lily: Due to some inconsistencies between the policy page and successive interwiki reform RfCs, it was somewhat unclear on what the requirements, exactly, were for local interwiki administrator. There is actually a 500 edit requirement on the wiki where requested for local interwiki administrator. While you don't meet that on your wiki, since you meet the global edit requirement, that criterion is satisfied. Nevertheless, there is actually supposed to be a local election held (which can be an election by acclamation), so would you be able to hold a local election by creating a local election page somewhere on the wiki? You can find more details on the process here. Once your local election has concluded in at least 5-7 calendar days, you can return to this thread, reply, and link to the election for a steward to assess. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:22, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Meantime, I remain available to add any interwiki prefixes for you on that wiki. Dmehus (talk) 17:22, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I have established a local election on the mainpage and hope that it fits the requirements LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 18:14, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
@Lily:  Perfect! Did you need any interwiki prefixes added on that wiki before it concludes and rights are granted by a steward, or are you able to wait? Happy to help either way. Dmehus (talk) 19:19, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Local Interwiki prefix "lily" for Lilypond Wiki (transclusion + link) would be a real help now if it does not cause too much labor now, thank you very much LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 19:55, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
@Lily: Not a problem.  Interwiki prefix added at kubu wiki. 20:06, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Local election on Daria Wiki assessment requested

The 7 days reserved for the DariaWiki admin election are finished, and I am the lead candidate. I request that this be acknowledged with admin access granted to me. Thank you.

Pagename WellTemperedClavier (talk) 23:48, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

@WellTemperedClavier: Your users' voting syntax doesn't follow quite the standard conventions, since their votes are not signed, but nevertheless, any steward can verify the page's history and confirm individual votes, if so desired. Nevertheless, this  LGTM. I will try and remind a steward in a couple days to assess your local election for the position of sysop from the looks of it. Dmehus (talk) 23:53, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry to make you go through the extra step. Thanks! WellTemperedClavier (talk) 01:37, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Oh, it should be  no problem at all, but thank you for the kind words. :) Dmehus (talk) 01:42, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

I cannot upload files to my Kubu Wiki

Probably the problem is sitting in front of the computer. I have checked all my settings and could not figure out why all upload attemts end with an error message: Die Sperrdatei für „mwstore://local-backend/local-public/0/00/Yazz_logo.ico“ konnte nicht geöffnet werden. Stelle sicher, dass dein Hochladerepositorium korrekt konfiguriert ist und dein Webserver eine Berechtigung zum Beschreiben dieses Repositoriums hat. Siehe https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:$wgUploadDirectory für weitere Informationen. Thanks for support, LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 09:28, 28 November 2020 (UTC)