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CheckUser request for two sockpuppeteers[edit | edit source]

There are two sockpuppeteers with a long history of sockpuppetry on the CLG Wiki. The first of which is Jackson:

Most of them clearly has the name "Jack" or "Jackson" in the username and their contributions usually consist of creating articles, all of which are around 1000 bytes are under.

The next sockpuppeteer is Tanner:

His usernames has his name, Tanner, or 2003 in them. Considering the patterns in the usernames he chooses, they are very likely linked to him.

For a full list of the listed sockpuppeteers, visit here for Jackson and here for Tanner. Thank you. Camenati (talk) 01:24, 5 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've done some locks and blocks for Jackson, however Tanner is too stale for CheckUser results to be viable. -- Void Whispers 20:44, 9 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Jackson has made another account: Jack The Young Man Camenati (talk) 15:51, 20 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for some suspected sockpuppets of Anti villain/Gigdsclasp[edit | edit source]

I have noticed these 3 accounts were acting strangely in a similar fashion to that of Anti villain/Gigdsclasp. The Piyá account in particular sounds like a duck to me, considering that the username is similar to Pol Piyá and Pol Piyá Cm. Here are some examples of the 3 accounts editing in such a similar fashion to Anti villain/Gigdsclasp: Piyá vs. Freedom of Miraeze

2 out of the 3 accounts here would resort to insults or hostile/aggressive behavior like the prior socks have done that are remarkably similar to the prior socks: Piyá vs. Ejoyett vs. PwanDonetskRussia vs. Idependient journalist

Also, all 3 accounts overlap on the following article(s): Akhmad Kadyrov Denis Pushilin

Behavioral-wise, it's obvious that the 2 accounts are related to each other, and I suspect the 3rd one is as well (Posting it here on the Stewards' noticeboard for the record by the way). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:10, 8 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Rangerkid51: You might want to see this report. I have already notified a couple of stewards in regards to these 3 suspected sockpuppets. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:20, 8 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: Thanks for locking the 2nd one. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:26, 9 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai and Reception123: 4 more new accounts showed up:
In Ramzan Kadyrov's case, this diff with an inappropriate comment should be about obvious here. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:12, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The first account is possibly Anti villain but they aren't in the same geolocation and use different devices. The latter two in your original report are Yes check.svg confirmed as Anti villain socks and have been Yes check.svg locked. All four of the accounts in your latest reports are 100% related to the first two accounts I locked and have thus also been Yes check.svg locked. I also locally Yes check.svg blocked their IP ranges as they exclusively abused that range and there were no other legitimate users on that range. Please let us know if you see any more of their socks, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:22, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: Thanks, but could you also check Ge tugurios as well? The user has made edits that overlaps with Grahan, as the user's edit is the exact same as Grahan's edit, as they have re-added the exact same photo on this page on the Real Life Villains Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:11, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Move wiki subdomain, archive and create new wiki on old subdomain[edit | edit source]

I would like to request the Soulforged Wiki be moved to a new miraheze subdomain (soulforged0, or alternatively soulforgedprelude). I would also like to request an exception from the dormancy policy for that wiki. After the wiki has been moved, I want to create a new wiki using the old subdomain.

Reasoning being that the game the wiki was made for has ended and does not have any activity anymore, but is still useful as a reference on occasion. Now a successor is out which is also named just "Soulforged" with no subtitle, whereas the previous game has received the moniker "zero", "0" or "prelude" to differentiate it. I want people to be able to find information about the currently online game using the simpler name with ideally less confusion.

I am the sole administrator of said wiki. Zap (talk) 03:55, 13 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Zap: Please request the former on Phabricator. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:46, 14 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The old wiki has now been moved. Can you set the dormancy exception on soulforgedprelude.miraheze please? Can you also create the new wiki under subdomain soulforged or should I go through the normal wiki request process? Zap (talk) 23:50, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For the new wiki on that subdomain, you can go through the normal wiki request process. Universal Omega (talk) 23:53, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Account Vanish Request[edit | edit source]

I created this account by accident a while back and do not need it. My primary account (User:Soni) is connected to everything on Miraheze that I need. Can this account please be vanished? Not just locked, I would prefer a permanent vanish thank you

TheOriginalSoni (talk) 06:05, 14 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please file a request here, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:20, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki[edit | edit source]

I am an administrator on this wiki, but DuchessTheSponge closed the wiki because he thought that DarkMatterMan4500 (a bureaucrat on the wiki) had closed the wiki and made a new wiki. While this did indeed happen, as DarkMatterMan4500 closed the wiki on June 1, 2021 and created a new wiki. However, DarkMatterMan reopened the wiki on November 14, 2021, and later imported pages from the wiki. As a result, I feel this closure should be undone. I have tried contacting Duchess about this but they have not yet responded so I will post this to see if I can get it done faster. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 10:44, 14 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

See also this topic for reference. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 00:04, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@FatBurn0000: DarkMatterMan4500 is also a local bureaucrat, why not ask him to reopen? Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:08, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123: I already contacted him a few days ago about reopening some other wikis and he still hasn't replied, so I doubt that would work. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 06:54, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think you should be patient. It doesn't seem appropriate for Stewards to rush to reopen a wiki that was closed for a reason by a local bureaucrat. I am pinging DarkMatterMan4500 for a response here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:47, 15 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123: It's been 10 days now. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 22:39, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Global Ban Request[edit | edit source]

It's Grust I only returned to vote in favor of closing Qualitipedia. But with my large game collection I have little reason to stay so once Qualitipedia is closed down, feel free to globally ban me once more. ElementalHeroes (talk) 01:45, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Buel: Self-requested locks should not be requested at Requests for Comment, that has nothing to do with them. @ElementalHeroes: Please note that self-requested locks shouldn't be undermined by creating new accounts. Could you confirm that if you are locked now you don't plan on coming back (with this account or another). If there's a chance you want to come back it would be best to keep your account unlocked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:24, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123: I only returned just to help in closing Qualitipedia. Once it is closed down, I'll be ready to leave and never bother you again. ElementalHeroes (talk) 22:36, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Goodbye ElementalHeroes. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 11:02, 16 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
"Once it is closed down" still sounds like you don't want your account locked immediately to me, as the request initially suggested. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:09, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123: I promised I'd stay till the end. But once Qualitipedia is done, I'll accept a global ban. ElementalHeroes (talk) 13:57, 17 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes[reply]
@Reception123:Actually if there is a possibility of changing my name in secret without all of Miraheze knowing, I'll take that instead of a block. Otherwise if I ever return, I wouldn't want anyone to know I'm Grust as that name now carries a burden I simply don't want anymore. ElementalHeroes (talk) 14:45, 23 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes.[reply]
The best you probably could do is a vanish, where all your info is removed. Your username will be randomized, but you will not be able to login to this account again. You can request it at reports.miraheze.org. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 19:13, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ehh I'll go with original global lock and someday return as a regular user no longer tied with the name, Grust. With my game collection, who knows when I'd come back?ElementalHeroes (talk) 20:55, 23 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes.[reply]

Well, Qualitipedia is gone. I'm ready! I'm not sure if I'll return, but if I ever do, I don't ever want to be known as Grust or ElementalHeroes. ElementalHeroes (talk) 03:41, 27 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:00, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to enable Cargo[edit | edit source]

I want to request the Cargo extension to be enabled on Soulforged Wiki. I've used it previously on the wiki for the previous game, now under Soulforged Prelude Wiki. I want to reuse much of the infrastructure I've put in place there, so usage should be similar. Take a look at the cargo tables in the old wiki if you want. Zap (talk) 07:37, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy Exemption[edit | edit source]

Hello, I am the owner of TheRainRogue Fanfiction (for therainroguefanfiction.miraheze.org) and I would like to apply for an exemption to the dormancy policy. My wiki is an archive for my writing and it's meant to be read as it contains many different stories. I'm the only one that edits this wiki so there are many times where I disappear because of real life and simply can't edit it. I'd hate for all my writing to be gone because of this. I know it sounds silly, but I was hoping this wiki would be around long after me as a kind of "hey I was here, I did this" thing. Thank you for your consideration! TheRainRogue (talk) 18:29, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Is a 1 year exemption from the policy fine? Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:53, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Would it be possible to get an infinite one? If not, I understand and will accept the 1 year, thank you very much. TheRainRogue (talk) 19:20, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai The reason I ask for an infinite one is because I put a lot of effort and heart into my writing, it means a lot to me. My fiction collection is one of the only things I'm proud of and I would like it to be around long after I'm dead, kind of like leaving behind my own legacy. TheRainRogue (talk) 17:42, 22 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Konland wiki deletion request[edit | edit source]

Hey there, i'm Xana. I want to delete one of the wikis, i run, Konland. I've moved all of the data i had on there to other places, and nobody else used it, so it's no worry. Thank you for your time. Xana (talk) 18:39, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:57, 17 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much! Xana (talk) 17:04, 18 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Username change request[edit | edit source]

I would like my username to be changed to Blastoise, as I want it to be consistent. ~~~~ Nidoking (talk) 14:41, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, please request this at Special:GlobalRenameRequest instead. Thanks. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 15:12, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to vanish account[edit | edit source]

Hello, I'd like to get my account vanished/anonymised/GDPR'd as I've stopped using this account and the Miraheze services as a whole. Thanks! -- Vanished user (talk) 21:32, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, please request this at reports.miraheze.org. Thanks, ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 23:03, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser on Nonci[edit | edit source]

I request a checkuser for Maria Guidi and Friendly U5er, I think they are the same person… thx in advance ;)Executive2 (talk) 14:07, 20 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

They have been both locked as spam only accounts. It is quite obvious that they are the same person (or maybe bot) so I don't think a CU will be necessary. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:28, 21 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks :)Executive2 (talk) 11:36, 21 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I forgot to update you on this but I did lock these accounts and I blocked more of this spammers IP addresses along with reverting mass vandalism from there via their Lasagne account. Please let us know if you see similar activity. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:07, 21 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
A great thank you, I will do Executive2 (talk) 08:21, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion of dtg Wiki[edit | edit source]

Dear Steward, I would like to have my recently requested wiki dtg removed again. Sorry, but also THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for the work you are doing.

Best regards B3rnd77 (talk) 19:17, 22 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:02, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question (2)[edit | edit source]

How do you allow YouTube video links on a wiki? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 23:59, 22 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Use the YouTube parser hook. It can be enabled at Special:ManageWiki/extensions#mw-section-parserhooks. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 11:18, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Or as my site does, EmbedVideo. --Routhwick (talk) 21:52, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ZeusDeeGoose: and @Routhwick: EmbedVideo seems to be the right one. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 23:25, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Disable Semantic MediaWiki on feign.miraheze.org[edit | edit source]

Semantic MediaWiki causes the wiki to load slowly. It should therefore be closed.--LisafBia (talk) 11:17, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Agent Isai LisafBia (talk) 17:37, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr dear stewards, please remove the Sermantic MediaWiki plugin from the Feign Game Wiki. This plugin is making a lot of user pages. It's scary to even have this problem where I'm an admin on Feign Game Wiki. Hey Türkiye message? 18:44, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am no longer a steward. I'll leave a message on discord as a reminder. --Raidarr (talk) 13:30, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Reception123 LisafBia (talk) 12:29, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have been blocked unfairly again on Qualitipedia[edit | edit source]

So here is a brief rundown of the Qualitipedia drama. So basically on August 30, 2022, a Request for Comment was made to close Qualitipedia. I of course voted oppose on this proposal. I later made a blog post in response to the recent retirement blog posts expressing that I was not goin to leave Qualitipedia. However everybody took this to mean that I was obsessed which is not true. Eventually I got blocked, but I then got unblocked since the situation was handled poorly. The whole time, users have been harassing me for liking Qualitipedia, calling me obsessed and telling me to "touch grass". Not only that, but Qualitipedia will be shutting down in THREE DAYS anyway since the proposal is successful. I love Qualitipedia and do not want it to shut down, but other users seem to think this means that I am obsessed with Qualitipedia. There is nothing in the rules saying that I cannot like Qualitipedia. Also, I have been blocked for CIR even though it is irrelevant as I have NEVER showed any incompetence. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:07, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

And now everyone has turned against me. Even Raidarr, who used to be on my side. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:15, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I was never 'on your side'. I was an advocate of fair dealing and multiple chances. You exhausted them and now you're giving me the pikachu face after ignoring every bit of advice I and everyone else has given you. It's literally a waste of time to discuss with you, as you avoid the point, ignore it, or change it slightly when you encounter a brick wall. --Raidarr (talk) 13:20, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
True, I suggest WP:BOOMERANG as the OP is disruptively obsessive to reception wikis, which is far more unreliable than the list of perennial sources and a literal waste of everyone's time (including me). But right now, globally locking @Blubabluba9990 is too harsh (glocks only happens on very egregious cases of disruptive behavior, vandalism-only/spam-only accounts and sockpuppetry, which in the case of Bluba, it is not egregious enough). TF3RDL (talk | contribs | FANDOM | Wikipedia) 12:32, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's somewhat redundant to put this here. Bukkit already said to go to his talk page to discuss this. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 20:44, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There are various posts where it has become apparent that you have an excessive attachment to Qualitipedia. For example, some of your posts seem to suggest that you advocate protests at "Miraheze's HQ" (I'm flattered you believe we have a physical corporate address), others talk about certain users being like "Jesus" to the Qualitipedia projects, among other claims you've made. I understand you like these projects and are passionate about them but your level of insistence borders WP:CIR territory in that you only make outlandish badgering statements with no substance on why the projects should be saved rather than actually providing and arguing solid points on how the project can be restructured in a way that will address all the claims of the RfC. This has worried various users who believe you need a break from wikis and I agree with them. For this reason, I will close this as X mark.svg Not done. You were placed on alert with your previous ban that there were certain behaviors found an issue and even after your ban was rescinded, you continued the behavior so as such, you will need to resolve this with local administrators. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:00, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
First off, I did not say I advocate for protests, I simply said that I would not be surprised if it ended up happening. And the second one was just a fun little easter egg that I wanted to try out, not knowing it would stir such backlash. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:10, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And I did make an RfC using TigerBlazer's unary system idea to help improve the wikis but it was shut down. And I have said why the projects should be saved, since they are an encyclopedia for documenting reception (that is what FatBurn said). Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:16, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Blubabluba9990 Encyclopedia for documenting reception? More like a vehicle for biased content and general toxicity, that's one of good reasons why Qualitipedia is closing in three days and the block for Bluba on QP meta is actually fair and justified contrary to your posts. TF3RDL (talk) 23:29, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
you have stated that EVERY page in Qualtipedia needs to be archived despite Zeus's wishes not to archive them. You have also called us refugees because we won't have a wiki home (even though several of us are prob on multiple wikis besides Qualtipedia), stating these can be the future of entertainment (reception wikis DO NOT determine how much a person like the product)and overall requesting imports for Qualitpedia despite some of the pages being shit quality and bias. We have tried to tell you to stop, but you won't listen. That is the reason why your ban on QP was ACTUALLY FAIR and REASONABLE, and your behavior post-QP have made me consider an RfC to ban you. LovingHaydeL (talk) 17:23, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  1. Every page needs to be archived since they are a part of history and if his pages aren't archived, people may never know what people think of the games he made pages on.
  2. Even if you are on other wikis, you still are no longer of Qualitipedia, making you Qualitipedia refugees.
  3. The vast majority of pages on Qualitipedia are of decent quality. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:00, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    1. NOT everything needs to be archived. Some things are better forgotten. Besides, metacritic, rotten tomatoes, and Imdb exist
    2. This just proves my hypothesis you are obsessed. Besides, if I was a "refugee" of Qualitpedia, I would a lot happier going back to pre-reception wiki phase of my life.
    3. Ok, so if I made a decent page about why generic transformation game sucks, and make it biased but keep it hidden, would you tell instantly if the generic transformation game page was biased? LovingHaydeL (talk) 19:25, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    1. This is not something that should be forgotten. Besides, an important aspect of Qualitipedia is saying why the media is received the way that it is.
    2. No it doesn't. And any users who wanted to stay on Qualitipedia but were unable to due to the closure are Qualitipedia refugees.
    3. No, but those things can easily be fixed. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:19, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
      1. Most users want to forget about it
      2. I'm not gonna argue with you on this one anymore
      3. and then the cycle repeats until the admins lock the page. LovingHaydeL (talk) 23:22, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
      This is getting off topic. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 00:37, 30 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
      @Blubabluba9990 WP:BOOMERANG incoming and also bludgeoning the process. And also the block of Bluba is actually fair, so I suggest a boomerang block for him. TF3RDL (talk | contribs | FANDOM | Wikipedia) 02:11, 30 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Importing Qualitipedia Pages into The New Reception Wiki[edit | edit source]

There are at least a hundred users on Qualitipedia (including me) who still want to be active on all Qualitipedia wikis, they all would like to continue to view the pages there, so on behalf of all users please import all the pages that are there to The New Reception Wiki. Regards  Szczypak2005 (talk) 10:33, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Woah, wait a second. FatBurn said that we would start from scratch. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 11:09, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Except he allowed pages to be imported, he told me on my talk page and also updated the wiki home page so you know, you can ask him too. Although he didn't say it on Qualitipedia. Szczypak2005 (talk) 12:13, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Marking as X mark.svg Not done for two reasons: 1) Stewards do not have the ability to do this, only system administrators do though this task would be unduly burdensome but most importantly, 2) This would constitute a violation of the Content Policy's "No direct forks" clause as those wikis are still open and doing this would constitute a fork of those wikis. Users assume that the wikis will be closed but the RfC to close those wikis is not over yet and having a simple majority in the vote doesn't always constitute a successful request, especially with such a complex, multi-faceted RfC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:00, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The wikis are likely to close anyways, so maybe once it closes. Maybe then we could. Nidoking (talk) 11:54, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Global Lock[edit | edit source]

I want to be globally locked as the only reason I created this account was with the sole purpose of casting a vote on the Qualitipedia closing RFC. Blazethrowaway (talk) 06:25, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. Please note for the future that you should request an unlock rather than create a new account if you previously had a self-requested lock. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:43, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

My Unfair CLG Wiki Ban[edit | edit source]

Recently I was blocked on a wiki called CLG Wiki. There reason was " rude to everybody in general" even though everyone else was rude to me. Example: I was posting my ideas for the new logo and most said "No, just no". They couldn't even let me know in a politer way. The constant bullying of the wiki and the overall toxicity of their forums irritates me. Could any of the stewards please notify them of this post as I am unable to contact any of them. I am not a rude person and the post I made where all out of rage and stress because the fire alarm went off 3 times today and I didn't get that much sleep and I could not get any breakfast and could not have a peaceful day. Please notify them. Thank you and have a blessed day. One more thing I have recently noticed on the forums they are still being toxic. They keep saying my ideas make the website look childish, but they failed to give me an idea of what they wanted. The block was made by ‪HibiscusCrown20‬.  DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 16:46, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, wanted to give my side of the story in regards to this. I had originally warned DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic for leaving insulting and rude comments on our thread for an impending rebrand of the wiki (following recent events that led to an ugly fall-out with almost all of the Board of Directors) to other users who were disapproving and criticizing his proposals for the new logo. While I do think that some of the users criticizing his logo proposals could have been more polite with their criticism, DHX Cookie Fanatic was actively insulting and attacking other users who were criticizing said proposals, including saying that one of the critics had a "-1000 IQ" on the above linked thread. After seeing that another user reported him for this behavior on our User Reports page (which is where regular users can report other users for offenses for us admins to review and handle), I decided to give him a strong warning on his talk page as to give him the opportunity to correct this behavior before any further administrative action was taken, but once this was posted, he proceeded to make this forum post that continued to attack and insult members of the wiki community and also posted two comments on his report in reply to me on the User Reports page, one of which basically insulted me by calling me "chicken". Because of these actions, I officially decided to block him for one month with the given reason of "Continuing rude/insulting behavior towards other users despite strong administrator warning", and I have also left his talk page open in the event that he wants to appeal his block. That's pretty much all I have to say on my side of the story. HibiscusCrown20 (talk) 21:32, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
He left a request to be unblocked. His reasoning is as follows: "I have been constantly bullied on the forums of this wiki and unfairly treated. Everyone always goes after me. I will be leaving and I will be reporting this wiki of the constant bullying done on this wiki to me and to other victims on the forums of this wiki that you all refuse to deal with." While it's true we could have gone about it a better way and been more polite by the third and fourth logo ideas DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic posted, his treatment of us was no better! He claims our wiki was toxic. I fail to see how, unless he's referencing the September 9th drama. Unfortunately, him creating drama himself only adds to that, and it surely doesn't help his case, especially when he had the gall to not just call us "Karens," but also wish death on the Miraheze CLG Wiki (which we were just about to rebrand as AVID) in his "Screw the wiki" forum post that he made. I wanted to respond to him in a kind manner and convince him to return and turn a new leaf, but since I was under the impression that he did not want to do that (he basically chose the hard way over the easy way before anyone ever brought the question up), I decided to bid him farewell instead. Going back to the request to be unblocked (which is weird, because he just said before he was leaving the wiki), rather than clear himself up, he decided to throw me under the bus (as well as Nancer) by grouping me under "toxic people" and "non-accepting users" when I am neither of the kind. He also said I and others were "going after him" and inferred that I was racist (even though my speech in the forum post had no racist material at all). I can't really confirm on whether it's true or not, but other members have also pointed out on ENunn's personal server that he may or may not have been trying to pull the race card. It is with deep regret that I must say that he hasn't changed at all, and is still having a rude and hostile demeanor even while requesting to be unblocked. That's all I have to say. SHADOWNINJA (talk) 23:15, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No you didn't! You just left a hateful message on the post you liar. And you called the wiki I was going to a "Chum Bucket". Quit your capping. DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 12:50, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I wasn't even talking to you! And I'm capping? I'm calling the Dream Logos Wiki a "Chum Bucket?" I was referring to the CLG Wiki the former BoD was starting up, thank you very much! And I was being hateful? I WAS BEING HATEFUL?! All I was doing was speaking on behalf of the community the nicest way I possibly can since it's been made clear no one approves of you personally attacking them. Are you trying to ruin my life or something? Are you trying to chase me? Because so far, it looks like it, even though you insist vice versa! SHADOWNINJA (talk) 14:37, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
who are you and why do you keep trying to bring me down? DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 15:57, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And you're trying to dox me?! On a Stewards' noticeboard?!
Wow... Just wow... SHADOWNINJA (talk) 17:44, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
"as you can see the situation has escalated" Max0r, December 2021 LovingHaydeL (talk) 19:41, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Though I am retired, this looks like a no-action clearly. The behavior that made the requestor blocked comes through clearly in the above exchange. --Raidarr (talk) 13:35, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── What is even going on here with this thread? All I am seeing here are just a bunch of editors acting a bit uncivil towards one another. Can we just be civil about this? --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:52, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for a suspected sockpuppet[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like a check on these three users for the Mental Block Wiki:

They've already been blocked by a fellow moderator (their edits were suspiciously similar, and I believe some vandalism happened after their first account got blocked); with that said, it would be nice to check, just to be sure, and, if these are sockpuppets, to block this IP range if possible.

Thank you! Dissentrix (talk) 23:32, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

They are indeed sockpuppets. I have Yes check.svg locked them and have Yes check.svg blocked their IP range. Let us know if they return. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:09, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! Dissentrix (talk) 07:35, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question (3)[edit | edit source]

How do I request something from system administrators? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 03:35, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Depends. What are you wanting to request? Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:56, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I would like to request imports of pages from Qualitipedia wikis into the New Reception Wiki. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 21:58, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That will not be done as direct forks of other wikis are not allowed per the Content Policy. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:11, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That may change soon. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:05, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Global Lock Request[edit | edit source]

I know I could have made a request to unlock either of my previous accounts. However, since I wanted to make my life easier, I decided to create a new one just so that I can cast my vote on the RFC regarding Qualitipedia's closure. But now that the closure has been done, I would politely request to have my account locked once again because I no longer have a use for it. Thanks. Skias (talk) 07:29, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:11, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Could you guys move my pages over to the New Reception Wiki[edit | edit source]

With the wikis closed, I need a easier way to archive them, without having to copy and paste the source code. And there is not a way to move the pages over with all revisions copied and all edits assigned to users if they exist locally. So could it be possible for the Stewards to do it? I want my work saved on there. [1] Nidoking (talk) 11:08, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

What pages? Agent Isai Talk to me! 12:09, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am going to link some from my special logs from the reception wikis, here [2][3][4][5][6][7] and a few here [8][9][10][11][12][13]
I will let you know if there are a few more I would want to archive. Nidoking (talk) 12:17, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This is out of scope for this noticeboard. You can export pages via Special:Export. Agent Isai Talk to me! 12:19, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
But it gives me an error when I try to import them or request them to be imported. Nidoking (talk) 12:20, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And also I need the database name for The New Reception WIki in order to request a import. Nidoking (talk) 12:25, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
As a general rule for database names: the wiki's url, + wiki at the end. So, thenewreceptionwikwiki (yes it is redundant, due to how the wiki name works). --Raidarr (talk) 13:33, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Weird how the wiki is closed even though edits have been made there recently. Bawitdaba (talk) 22:48, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vanish Request[edit | edit source]

Hello, I'm planning to permanently retire my Miraheze account, because I've recently lost interest and I wanted to move on to other ventures. I may have contributed well, but it's time for me to go and never come back again. Thank you, Miraheze. XxxRazorbackxxx (talk) 11:19, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:11, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to globally lock account[edit | edit source]

I'd like to have my account globally locked since I no longer wish to be on Miraheze. TheShinyLucarioMaster (talk) 19:06, 27 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Locked Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:11, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Local election proccess completed to recover bureaucrat rights on sucessor account[edit | edit source]

Hi, as most people are already aware I'm the successor account to the founder of the https://geass.miraheze.org/wiki/ . So I created the page for the local election process here: https://geass.miraheze.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page . Since there wasn't any opposition in over 2 months I hope I can get the my bureaucrat rights back ASAP. Thanks in advance! Balofo2 (talk) 13:53, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for several sockpuppeteers[edit | edit source]

The AVID Wiki has several recent sockpuppeteers, both old and new, some of which were previously IP banned somehow were able to create new accounts. These include:

The user is a sock of Jackson, if you compare his edits to his other accounts; he edits "vanity card" articles. I would like to request an IP ban on this user, considering he has a long history of sockpuppetry on the site. Given the pattern of his account creations, he could be creating a new one this or next week.

Sockpuppet of Ngozikal, who was IP banned from the site back in late July. Taking a look at her real name, it matches with her other sockpuppet accounts (Jordan K Ene).

As for the newer ones:

Above are sockpuppets of Erichomi/Logo Archive Collection Company. Notice how his edits relate to logos from the 1900's to 1920's, as well as their real names matching.

The above listed are sockpuppets of AngryGrandpaFanatic2007. Their real names match (they at least read "Amadaeus-Jeffrey") and edits are identical, replacing info on some pages with false ones. Camenati (talk) 15:48, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Camenati Do you want these users to be blocked globally indefinitely? If you really think that these users are puppets, you can block the wiki where they are puppeteers, I wish you a healthy day. (if the user is puppeteering on more than 1 wiki, they can go up to the global ban) Hey Türkiye message? 17:54, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Considering sockpuppet accounts on the AVID wiki have been globally locked, yes. Additionally, I am seeking a lock on Jackson's IP address on said wiki as well as Ngozikal's new address. As for the other two, I think they should be warned since they are relatively new to Miraheze. Camenati (talk) 18:22, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@HeyTürkiye As I was expecting, Jackson made another account today: Jackson's Way. Also, simply blocking the sockpuppet accounts will not solve the situation if the sockpuppeteers will continue to make newer ones in the foreseeable future. Camenati (talk) 20:08, 30 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai Pardon my interruption and massive list of requests, but I would like to alert you and other stewards about the site's wave of new sockpuppet accounts from old and new sockpuppeteers. I not only have the above alt accounts I requested for CheckUser, but there are a lot more that abused accounts on the AVID Wiki today. These include:
The users listed are sockpuppet accounts of FijiAxe3AndADog. They obviously have similar names, plus their real names include "Malachi". If you take a look at their edits, they typically insert false information. Also here are:
  • LogoUrban (sockpuppet of Erichomi, one of the sockpuppeteers I reported above).
  • Jayden Quenano Time (sockpuppet of Chuck Quenano, who was previously IP banned on the site 3 months ago. It recently ended.)
Thank you for your investigation. Camenati (talk) 01:22, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Camenati Of course, this global blocking will not be resolved, but if the ip address range (I'm guessing from X.X.X.X/16) blocks the respected miraheze stewards, I guess this solution will be comfortable, don't worry too much about them as they will appear again even if we block them. Hey Türkiye message? 08:03, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Finished local election with no active bureaucrat[edit | edit source]

Good evening Stewards,

I have started a local election last Friday (post on the Talk page from September 23th), I added a notification on the main page too (here). I have nominated my self for bureaucrat, there has been no reaction from anyone. In fact there have been no activity from any registered users but me (Special:RecentChanges).

Is this the proper process to gain bureaucrat rights? There are no local bureaucrats active that i know of. Gregor0 (talk) 00:19, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting comment.svg Non-steward comment This is indeed the correct way to gain bureaucrat rights. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 00:30, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy Exemption for Dívasa Wiki[edit | edit source]

I'd like to request a Dormancy Policy exemption for Dívasa Wiki (thenationstate.miraheze.org).

The wiki was made to serve a roleplay / worldbuilding community that has since shuttered. There is plenty of information to be preserved, yet not much more to add.

Please consider this request for archival purposes. Many in the community see lessons from it (content is read by people) and have gone on to participate in other communities of similar nature. MLastCelebration (talk) 18:07, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vanish request[edit | edit source]

Hello, I would like to permanently close my account since I don't really use Miraheze anymore SuperStario89 (talk) 20:50, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@SuperStario89: Please request this at reports.miraheze.org. Thanks, ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 22:14, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy Exemption for Sagan 4 wikis[edit | edit source]

Hello, I am an administrator on both Sagan 4 wikis (sagan4.miraheze.org and sagan4alpha.miraheze.org) and I would like to request a dormancy policy exemption. Sagan 4 has a history of going through dead periods lasting months or even years and of narrowly avoiding becoming lost media, and the ability to edit the wiki is only granted on an approval basis due to a 15 year history of abuse, so we don't really get a lot of edits to keep it bumped up. As the wikis serve as an information archive with a lot of content, they should not be subject to the threat of deletion as a result of these periods of inactivity. Disgustedorite (talk) 07:23, 2 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delete my wiki please[edit | edit source]

I won't be using it anymore. Miraheze is unfortunately too slow for my needs. I'm going to use another host. The wiki in question is wimm.miraheze.org Azurescapegoat (talk) 14:39, 2 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question about changing my username[edit | edit source]

Does this free uo the original name for use? For example, if I would like to change my name from ZeusDeeGoose to Blad, does this allow users to make a new user with the name ZeusDeeGoose? The Goose Named Zeus (talk|contribs|accounts|uploads|email) 21:41, 2 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I think so. Tali64³ (talk) 21:54, 2 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting assessment for local election and granting bureaucrat authority[edit | edit source]

Hi stewards, we held an election on LibertyBook wiki for new bureaucrats because the existing bureaucrat has no longer active. For the detail of this election, please visit the link to the election. 1

 chocotree_forest (talk) 04:25, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]