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

On the Stewards' noticeboard, you can request...

  • ...a Steward or Global Sysop 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
  • ...additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a Steward, such as local interwiki administrator following a successful election
  • ...a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • ...a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki

or report...

  • ...a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • ...a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per the User accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • ...systemic Code of Conduct problems occurring by one or more user(s) on one or more wiki(s) and/or systemic Content Policy violations on one or more wiki(s). In either case, your report must link to specific revisions and, in the latter case, your report must be both thorough and comprehensive

If you would like to request...


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Dormancy Exemption Policy[edit | edit source]

Hi, I wrote back in mid March to see if I could get an exemption to dormancy checkmark on my page, someone responded but I never heard anything further. Is this something I can get please? Thank you, Ellohyin
My previous post with steward response is pasted below.
Exemption from Dormancy Policy
I would like to ask that My Wiki have the check box for Exemption from Dormancy Policy ticked. The wiki is a private, personal project/co-op with one other. The wiki is strictly for information to do with the project and will only be sporadically added to at this point. We have outlined the majority of the information that has been and will be added. Thank you. Ellohyin (talk) 01:31, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
I'll aim to review your request this weekend, as this needs more time. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:26, 17 March 2022 (UTC) Ellohyin (talk) 10:17, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Just putting a pin on this post to avoid it being prematurely archived; I have heard that Dmehus intends to catch up on these things within the week, though I admit the timeline may not be reassuring considering initial archiving and I'll be looking at catchup soon if this timeline is no longer feasible. --Raidarr (talk) 19:25, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enable the Hit Counters extension[edit | edit source]

Hello! Please help me enable the Hit Counters extension. LH GRELLA (talk) 09:49, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@GRELLA: it is now Yes check.svg done, please report back if you encounter issues. --Raidarr (talk) 17:09, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! <3
After 100 views, the counter on the page is updated once a day, is this normal? Is it possible to disable the delay? GRELLA (talk) 08:44, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@GRELLA:, apologies for delay - I believe this is to anonymize the results, but someone more directly familiar with the extension could say more. --Raidarr (talk) 23:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request[edit | edit source]

Good morning. Based on edit patterns and virtually identical excuses for style and rule violations, the All The Tropes staff believes that "Iloveicecream", a user banned both locally and globally for ban evasion four months ago, has resurfaced at All The Tropes under several accounts created over the last few weeks. We would like to request a Checkuser against Iloveicecream and new users Crazymonkey, ObstinateOwlbear0, Happybirthday, and Troper1 to determine if this is indeed the case. (In the latter case more because of the account name's similarity to Iloveicecream's banned sockpuppet Thistroperz than for any edits; the user has made no significant edits but due to the proximity of its creation to edits by Crazymonkey we suspect it may be a sockpuppet being held in reserve on the expectation of the other account(s) being banned.)

Thank you. Looney Toons (talk) 13:06, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Additionally, the editing styles of Crazymonkey, ObstinateOwlbear0, and Happybirthday are so similar that they appear to be sockpuppets of each other even if they aren't connected to Iloveicecream. --Robkelk (talk) 13:31, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Looney Toons and Robkelk, firstly, you should know that in accordance with the Miraheze Privacy Policy, CheckUser data is not retained longer than ninety (90) calendar days since the user last edited, performed a log action, or otherwise logged in on a given wiki. As such, there would be no technical data Thistroperz and Iloveicecream. There may exist very limited data within the CheckUser log, as described and illustrated here; however, given the limited number of diffs that were, in my view and likely raidarr's as well, suggestive of possible account abuse here (whether sockpuppetry or coordinated meatpuppetry), I would not be comfortable using that as a basis for any sort of global action. Moreover, while the three more contemporary users may well be technically similar, the behavioural evidence is too weak, in my view, to warrant anything more than a friendly advisory to the user of user accounts policy, to follow it, and how to disclose any alternate accounts they may or may not have, as it's equally possible the user accounts just merely share a similar geographic location or some other reason (such as meatpuppetry, or legitimate uses of an alternate account, which could include desktop versus mobile accounts). In other words, I would suggest more firmly, but in still a friendly manner, pointing the user to user accounts policy, to the AllTheTropes' relevant local policies, and then just monitoring for similar accounts behaving in an even more similar fashion. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 04:44, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I do recommend the UAP advisory, as I did find technical links between two out of the three (too little for me to go on with Obstinate) and I could see at least some editing resemblance, but in my own scan there was indeed not enough to go on between backreading of suspects (iloveicecream, thistroperz) and technical evidence to a) link them, either all of them or all three that Rob narrows down or b) consider the discovered links too egregious. I have next to nothing to go on for Troper1 particularly. But in CU investigation I am the junior partner and must agree that I'm working on fumes for this. --Raidarr (talk) 08:51, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you both for your efforts and response. We'll do as you advise. Looney Toons (talk) 13:32, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

在worldbox.wiki中禁用matomo页面[edit | edit source]

Close Disable matomo pages in worldbox.wiki Due to the well-known political reasons in mainland China, I was worried that part of the matomo interface‘s “country”.would cause trouble, so I decided to disable it, thank you. Isutan (talk) 02:52, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe it is only me that unfortunately does not understand what this thread is trying to request but could you please try to rephrase so that it can be better understood? I am certain that you are using an automatic translation program but it is difficult to determine what you wish to convey here. DeeM28 (talk) 07:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
From what I understand you think Matomo's geographic tracking (seeing who comes from what country) is a problem in China for your wiki.
I'm not sure parts of Matomo can be shut down like that, and it will take a more technical eye/someone from SRE to see how plausible this is. --Raidarr (talk) 08:24, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. So far we've not disabled or excluded any wiki from Matomo. What kind of issues are being encountered with users from mainland China? Is Matomo being blocked and causing issues for users when accessing your wiki? I don't think a prospective worry about Matomo would be enough to have it disabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
TW and Hongkong SAR As China laws is violate,They are not country. Isutan (talk) 03:19, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Isutan, can you clarify this a bit? That being said, I believe that you can opt out of Matomo analytics tracking, by adding the noanalytics user right to either of the (a) * (all users) or user (registered users) user groups. If that doesn't work for your purposes, can you clarify what you mean? If you're concerned that Taiwan and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region could be used by Chinese government agencies to track Miraheze user information to narrowly, even in an aggregate sense, I wouldn't be opposed to asking our SRE volunteer team to group users within mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, etc. as simply "Asia," to provide for even greater anonymity. There's little value in us keeping country-specific visitor data anyway. Dmehus (talk) 04:20, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The issue here seems to be essentially 'recognition' of Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries by the analytics, a significant political no-no in the mainland. I'm personally unwilling to make significant change to appease this policy, but if merging to a general 'asia' section especially as an opted in thing is an option then I'm in favor of seeing it done. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, merge them into "China", don't say it's the People's Republic of China or delete the country column, which ensures Miraheze's political neutrality. Also, please do it quickly, the number of my wiki visitors is constantly increasing, if anyone finds out, I will be reported, I will “die socially”, and maybe I will be forcibly withdrawn from the world box player community in mainland China Isutan (talk) 06:46, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai Isutan (talk) 06:48, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Isutan: Hello, although I am not a steward, I think this may take a little time for them to change this globally. In the mean time, if you want to get rid of the matomo analytics for all users, since you are bureaucrat, you can select (everyone) in here at the first column and submit by the blue button, then tick the noanalytics box from unassigned permissions. This way, no logs will be visible from Special:Analytics in your local wiki. —Matttest (talk) 13:40, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai@Reception123@Universal Omega Isutan (talk) 02:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This issue sounds quite complex. I would advise following Dmehus' advice to disable Matomo statistics. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:11, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Then just delete it Isutan (talk) 00:04, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
We will not be doing that, apologies. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:06, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: As far as what I can see, he have done that managewiki change after me and Dmehus's guideline. Isutan, if you want to change it globally, it would certainly need more discussion and engagement from other users, thank you for your acknowledgement. -Matttest (talk) 05:41, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock me in 1 wiki[edit | edit source]

Please can you unblock me in loathsome characters wiki because portrock1566 unfairly blocked me for my misbehavior but one year passed which means that i will ready for my best to change better behavior. Sadly portrock1566 has been inactive now rendering me impossible to lift my ban. I want to be a changing from nobody to an ordinary better user due to learning what i was done. Four tildes QwertyMan'65 (talk) 05:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC) QwertyMan'65 (talk) 05:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I am sure that portrock1566 is not the only existing administrator on this wiki and as such any other local administrator can consider your appeal and proceed to unblock you if they think that is the correct action to be taken. I do not think that Stewards should interfere with local blocks except in exceptional circumstances as local wikis should make their own rules depending on the local circumstances. If I am incorrect and there are really no other active administrators on this wiki I think electing a new administrator would be better in any case than Stewards taking over and only if that is not possible should Stewards intervene in my opinion. --DeeM28 (talk) 07:37, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@DeeM28: and @QwertyMan'65: appealing to local administrators is indeed preferred, and the wiki does have a number of admins (almost completely new from the time of the block). Unfortunately I'm aware of those wikis having an incredibly awful administration issue right now - there's been an initiative to replace an administration that was 'grandfathered in' from similar wikis and has next to no interest administrating that one, but the bureaucrats involved have one way or another failed to make it happen (one straight up retired before getting it done). I'm seriously considering an intervention as a Steward to resolve that problem so there are actually locally active admins to process anything, let alone deal with appeals. I'm skeptical of it ever having a good balance, but suffice to say it's a bit broken on both related character wikis.
But there is a chance here to get remediation from @DarkMatterMan4500: as the current sole bureaucrat of that wiki, both to process the appeal and facilitate an active and locally invested administration.
Aside from that I've seen Dmehus locally intervene with blocks he feels were unwarranted ranging from inquiring to overriding, citing CoC. But, above crisis nonwithstanding I don't believe that is necessary here yet. If there really were zero admins I believe it would be grounds to both elect locally invested parties and bring matters to Steward or even GS inquiry until the dust has settled. --Raidarr (talk) 08:21, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Not to worry though. I will be unblocking QwertyMan'65 at some point today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello excuse me this is qwertyman'65. i want talk with darkmatterman4500, why you still not unblock me despite your promise? it's someday but yet you did not unblock me now on loathsome characters wiki and still shows the bold text "Your username or IP address has been blocked." means you lied to me, please unblock me now! I want to evovle my behavior in the future for better! QwertyMan'65 (talk) 10:44, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@QwertyMan'65: I have Yes check.svg unblocked you on that wiki just a few minutes ago. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:52, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemption swests.org[edit | edit source]

Hi! I would like to add a dormancy policy exemption for swests.miraheze.org. This Wiki is meant for young researchers not yet familiar with the research field of STS. It will be updated very sporadically, and is meant as an editable and permanent signpost for STS in Sweden. FrancisLee (talk) 12:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemptions are generally only handed out to established "wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited", "wikis made for time-based gatherings, i.e. wikis used to plan bi-yearly or yearly events" and a few others. Based on all of that, it would seem that your newly created wiki would be ineligible for such an exemption. Once your wiki has more content then you should return to the Stewards' noticeboard to request an exemption if you require one. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:55, 7 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi! Thanks for the information. The Wiki is now in a more presentable state, and I hope you can revisit your decision.
We are a collection of about 500 researchers who are loosely affiliated. But we need a web presence for new PhD students to find our departments, our mailing list, and our conferences. (see our sister network in denmark https://www.dasts.dk/)
Our Swedish community's problem is that we don't have a central web presence, and we don't have a central organizing committee. This is a problem for newcomers to our field of research, and it can be solved with a Wiki.
I organized our national conference last week, where we discussed this problem. (see here: https://swests.org/wiki/STS_Dagarna). I have added information about the bi yearly conferences (and their programs) that is not available elsewhere. So this will also be the used as a repository for conferences that happen only once.
At the conference last week we decided we needed a wiki for newcomers to the field. To help them get in touch, to help them find our email list, the departments that are active, etc.
You can see our google group/mailing list has run from 2006. https://groups.google.com/g/sts_sverige. So we have a continuous interest in our research field, but we need also a continuous, stable, and editable presence for our field of research.
So the solution is a wiki where members can edit when there is a need. These edits are expected to happen very infrequently, as we mainly communicate on our mailing list. But we do need a wiki webpresence that isn't updated a lot. But we DO need specifically need a wiki that is updated very infrequently to allow different people to collaborate on the content as it changes.
In essence, I don't foreseee that the Wiki will be updated a lot. But it is a really important starting point for our field of research. So it would be great if we based on these needs could get an exemption from the policy.
Pretty please! FrancisLee (talk) 09:53, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This request was initiated and is currently taking place with Stewards by email. --Raidarr (talk) 12:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Permissions to be Added@chizunet[edit | edit source]

The permissions of bureaucrat have been removed from this wiki and it is no longer possible to manage the wiki settings and change user permissions. I raised a discussion on 空想シリーズ/ふぁんシリーズWiki・トーク:ビューロクラット and we reached a consensus on the return of the bureaucrat. I also ran for bureaucrat myself and fulfilled the credentialing requirements set forth by the community.

I would like to ask the stewards to do the following.

  • reinstatement of bureaucrats authority. The authorities I seek to add are:"noratelimit", "override-antispoof", and "managewiki".
  • The granting of authority over I.

Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 15:20, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@1108-Kiju:In the interest of offering response/update, I do have this on my radar and have taken a look. However, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of a proper election. The linked page is fairly obscure, does not seem to have been advertised or prominently placed and lacks the input of various current contributors including the one current sysop - one vote in favor out of several contributors active. It's a start, but seems weak. I do not see where the credentialing was established as you say permitting essentially one vote to ratify the request on behalf of all users there. Combined with language barrier in navigating the wiki I find it difficult to resolve this request in your favor; if there is more I can use to support between what credentialing from the community was used, or a more thorough vote I will be able to act more quickly, otherwise I'll need to find more to be able to reinforce you as bureaucrat.
I'm also not sure what you mean by 'granting of authority'. Could you clarify, please? With this in order (or if say Doug has a better idea here), this should be easier to resolve. --Raidarr (talk) 22:41, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: Understood. We will formulate a clear policy again and run for office again, subject to community approval.
I understand some English, but I am not that good at it yet. I apologize for any mistakes I have made. 1108-Kiju/talk 12:23, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Grant admin and crat rights[edit | edit source]

Hello, I am requesting that I am granted administrator and bureaucrat rights on wackyhowwiki so I can edit it and manage it.  -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:03, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bukkit, Yes check.svg Done since you previously confirmed Netherite as your sockpuppet account before self-requesting the lock of the same and because the original wiki request has a clear purpose, scope, and topic(s), with no apparent Content Policy issues. Ideally, it would've been better to request a transfer of rights before self-requesting the lock. ;) Dmehus (talk) 22:41, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Heh, Face-smile.svg thanks for adding the rights. I almost forgot about that wiki tbh :p -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:45, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, related to this request, I've also removed the applicable permissions from your self-requested locked sockpuppet account. I noticed it still has permissions on wikiweewiki. Would you like those removed as well? Dmehus (talk) 22:47, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I apologize for the late response. As per our local policies, we do request that stewards revoke bureaucrat rights during non-emergencies (such as RfP revocation), so yes, I wish for a steward to remove the rights. Thanks. :) -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 18:07, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Bukkit, thanks for your belated reply. Per the discussion with you on IRC, this may be rendered moot, so when you get a chance to check your DMs on IRC, that'd be helpful. Dmehus (talk) 18:10, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hopping on now. -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 18:11, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! :) Dmehus (talk) 18:14, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Replied -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 18:22, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This has been Yes check.svg superceded by your IRC-requested deletion of your wikiweewiki set of wikis as part of your planned refresh of said wikis. I've diarized in my calendar to ask Reception123 on or shortly after 6 June 2022 to run the wiki deletion script, as we'll have a lot of databases to drop, following the January 2022 reset of the last RC date on all wikis. Dmehus (talk) 18:54, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I feel like this wiki should be removed[edit | edit source]

Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki is just Atrocious YouTubers Wiki 2.0, filled with biased pages that harass users and has multiple TOS Violations. And it should be removed. Nidoking (talk) 19:18, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Nidoking: I've been attempting to remove those pages out of users, but some editors are very persistent about it. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:44, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you show us some examples of the wiki violating the Content Policy (which is the policy I believe you’re referring to and not the Terms of Use)? Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:00, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: I'm currently getting the user articles deleted as we speak. I may have to request a mass removal of user articles on Phabricator, since having to look for random articles on a random YouTuber is quite tiring, and I think a massive removal of the user articles might be the solution here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:03, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have little to action here without links or specifics, but if the above effort that admits issues is not going well I am willing to enter and perform cleanup myself if requested. --Raidarr (talk) 12:44, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't agree to mass delete the pages as this does not goes against the Content Policy, which notes that "Miraheze does not host wikis with the sole purpose to spread unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people". The premise for violating the policy is to add content that is "unsubstained", and that is not true. They have add sources like this: In XXX video, XXX happened, so from this we can see that the channel is XXX. You can say that it doesn't add links for references, but since it doesn't directly goes against the Content Policy, I oppose for miraheze to intervene this. --Matttest (talk) 04:20, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think that miraheze should be an open platform that doesn't censor content except if it is illegal or it is used for commercial activities. I don't hope miraheze goes to a way like facebook's censorship which deletes those so-called biased articles. --Matttest (talk) 04:27, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This wiki is also not against a particular person without a reason. It is just listing out the cons of a youtube channel and criticize them. The only problem of that wiki is without adding links for references, but it can be done later and does not qualified for deletion. --Matttest (talk) 04:29, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy exemption for wiki.zymonic.com[edit | edit source]

Please could we have the dormancy exemption for our Wiki, it is aimed as a reference for developers using the Zymonic framework and only changes when we add new how-to guides or functionality is changed.

Many thanks,

Alex Masidlover Amasidlover (talk) 07:28, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Amasidlover: given the wiki is thoroughly developed, has a viable readership, and has a clear need in light of irregular updates, this is now Yes check.svg done. --Raidarr (talk) 12:56, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy exemption for 2 wikis[edit | edit source]

superwiki & smallvillewiki. Content on both wikis is encyclopedic and read by people. Both of them are actually still active but for some reason keep going inactive every week or so. Ora & D (talk) 13:33, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser request for the following accounts associated in the recent vandalism on the lgbtawiki[edit | edit source]

I have a feeling that all 3 of these accounts are the same person, mainly from them excessively using homophobic slurs in their vandalism. Here are some examples of such, even if most of them have been rev'deled already by a global sysop a couple of days earlier:

MKClawz0's homophobic edit(s), which has since been revision deleted by you-know-who, vs. 1cluz's excessive homphobic editing behavior vs. Renzy's disgustingly homophobic edits and even some form of racism is involved here. Could somebody run a check on all 3 of them to see if there's a link between them? Thank you for reading this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:53, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Behaviorally it is compelling, technically the connection on a basic sweep is very weak if including all three (but this could be from a number of factors that more data or a deeper inspection would make clear). There is a clear link between two of the three however, and all are marked and locked as VOA as they clearly have no intentions aside from targeted abuse. I don't expect this is the last of them and will likely have more data to make a case of MAA including an origin in the future, unfortunately. Given more time, myself or Doug can take another pass at finding connections and an origin. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Raidarr That's a good idea. And I do hope Dmehus returns this weekend to do this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:24, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In light of other events I'm afraid this will not be a top priority for him until other, more complicated matters are more up to speed. --Raidarr (talk) 23:47, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with this. I can take a try and take a closer look this weekend, but we have some other more pressing matters to resolve. Dmehus (talk) 04:56, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Sorry for my late reply, but do what you have to do at all costs. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:24, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
With regard to MKClawz0 and 1cluz are quite similar in their vandalism and approach, with some modest differences. Technically speaking, and taking into account the open proxy/web host/VPN usage, the evidence is quite compelling. Taken together, it's even more compelling, to call the former a Yes check.svg confirmed sock of the latter. It's sort of meh on relocking, but procedurally, it's probably the better call to relock, so have done that. As to Renzy, behaviourally speaking, it's too generic of vandalism, and technically speaking, they are X mark.svg completely unrelated, so that one is just you're run-of-the-mill vandalism only account. Dmehus (talk) 03:45, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Update on separate lgbtawiki CheckUser request requested by DarkMatterMan4500 and Agent Isai on IRC[edit | edit source]

DarkMatterMan4500, with a Cc: to Agent Isai since you reported these users on IRC as well, the above two users are behaviourally very similar in editing and approach. Technically speaking, there is some similarity, in a very broad sense, but given the broad and cellular network ranges, I'm going to say this is possible, but it's equally possible they're meatpuppets. Nevertheless, I cannot say with a reasonable degree of certainty they're likely to be the same person. As such, at this point, they are vandalism accounts, blocked on a single wiki. Global locks are not needed at this point, but I trust you'll keep your eyes open for similar behaviour. If they are the same user, the more socks one creates, the harder it is to keep one's socks mismatched in their sock drawer, if you will and to extend the metaphor, and eventually they may inadvertently end up matching their socks together. Dmehus (talk) 03:55, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Dmehus: Thanks for investigating, and I will keep you posted on any new accounts that engages in vandalism on that particular wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:06, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Extension request: Semantic MediaWiki[edit | edit source]

As a long-time advocate of this extension (thanks to the now-dormant Referata farm), I have finally decided to give Semantic MediaWiki a go for at least two other reasons:

  • Encouragement from similar proposals by centrist16 and BlackHawk; and
  • Hope that this may resolve a slew of ongoing infrastructural issues/deficiencies across the Tovasala Dictionary on my creative-venture wiki, especially as far as the {{Definition/Position}} component (in entries for "S"- and "T"-initial Tovasala terms) is concerned; details at phab:T8866. (Miraheze's long-time hesitancy over SMW led me to adopt The Next Best ThingTM, DPL3, days after said wiki's relaunch.)

And while you're at it, @RhinosF1:/@Universal Omega:

  • Semantic Result Formats, which Referata also used, may soon be a valuable add-on.
  • If SMW's implementation benefits {{Definition/Position}} well enough, then we might give RegexFunctions a second chance (provided I'm careful enough not to send the affected entry range into a loop again; RgxF is currently disabled thanks to the chaos documented at T8866). Attempts with Scribunto/Lua substitution have not gone any better, and {{#dplreplace:}}'s Unicode support leaves a handful to be desired...

The sooner it arrives, the sooner I'll get to importing/spinning off select property pages from my Referata archives--and I know just where to start ("Unaccented headword"/"Unaccented morpheme name")...

P.S. Before you ask, I'm aware it's an experiment offered by request.

P.P.S. Extension:Score, which never really took off on Miraheze (T5863), is another must-have on my wishlist (as a fledgling composer)--but that's for another filing. Routhwick (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

With assistance from RhinosF1 for the script, SMW is now locally Yes check.svg enabled. Please report back if there are any technical issues arising from the enabling. --Raidarr (talk) 11:49, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The ability to edit may not be affected, but that tricky "upgrade key" message (a familiar sight on the SMW Betaheze earlier this year) comes with the (new) territory, and a few JS bits may be loading on and off as a consequence. How soon before it settles down completely or for the most part?
P.S. Anyone care to tell me more about those three "humming bars" on the top right of a page? --Routhwick (talk) 15:22, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
cc Universal Omega for support in troubleshooting - I enabled SMW, Rhinos ran the script and the upgrade key issue was a result (easily duplicated for me by trying to check the log entries where I enabled SMW through recent changes). This issue is a bit out of my depth. --Raidarr (talk) 12:43, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have now fixed this. Universal Omega (talk) 20:41, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Although SMW is already enabled, it's unable to detect the custom namespaces on my wiki at this writing. The official SMW site shows how to rectify this via $smwgNamespacesWithSemanticLinks; as it stands, we'll start out in the Entry, Morpheme, and Character areas. Baby steps, as they say... --Routhwick (talk) 01:50, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To @RhinosF1:/@Raidarr:/@Dmehus:/@Universal Omega: Bumping so that this issue doesn't get lost in the shuffle. (Also requesting semantics in the Template, Place, Grammar, Corpus, and Backstory namespaces on my wiki.) --Routhwick (talk) 01:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If I dont end up getting to it within the next day or two, you could create a task on Phabricator in order to request that configuration, and someone should get to it. Which may be a bit faster for configuration requests. But regardless, I'll see if I can get to adding it to ManageWiki tomorrow. Universal Omega (talk) 01:50, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately this has long dipped from my field of experience outside of just turning it on. Other than that I'm not really familiar with SMW, or its consequences interacting with other features. --Raidarr (talk) 12:20, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Routhwick, thanks for {{ping}}. Unfortunately, as with Raidarr, this is not my area of expertise. I'm okay with enabling the extension, which it is, but the configuration changes are best done by Universal Omega in the next week or so. Please remember we're all volunteers here, juggling many priorities. Dmehus (talk) 04:01, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for revertation to an action to unbooks’ interwiki table[edit | edit source]

I am hereby to request for a revert to a modification to unbooks’ interwiki table without prior community consensus. The action is done by a global interwiki admin called 黑底屍. In accordance to the Interwiki Administrators, in order to modify any local wiki’s interwiki table, there must be either (i) local community consensus or (ii) the action executer is a local bureaucrat in the local wiki. However, he doesn’t fit any of the requirements (he is only a local sysop and there is no consensus). Therefore, a revert is requested here. I am looking forward for any Stewards’ reply here, thanks. —Matttest (talk) 01:49, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, would you like all the logged actions mentioned there reverted? Universal Omega (talk) 02:14, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Universal Omega: Please only revert the action that is done on 12 May 2022. The older actions should not be reverted as at that time he was a bureaucrat, thanks. —Matttest (talk) 02:33, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There was 16 changes done at that time. Would you like them all reverted? Universal Omega (talk) 02:36, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Universal Omega: Yes, please revert all those actions. --Matttest (talk) 03:04, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm actually just asking so Stewards don't have to later. If this was indeed done to remove prefixes with no justification or community consensus, this seems to have been an abuse of global interwiki administrator rights, and as such I'd prefer to leave this request in the hands of Stewards rather than in my own capacity as another global interwiki administrator. This is arguably under Stewards' jurisdiction anyways, as it is a local dispute of actions done by other members of the community (with unwarranted use of global permissions), and requesting a revert of it, which Stewards handle such disputes, so to not involve myself in this local dispute, I'll leave further action to Stewards. Universal Omega (talk) 03:16, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for letting me know. Ping Dmehus and Raidarr since you both are more familiar in this case. The action 黑底屍 have done is an abuse of global interwiki admin rights as stated above, so I hope it is not confused as the same as the unbooks' dispute, thanks. --Matttest (talk) 03:27, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For other stewards: an inquiry to his action asking him about his action is on here. —Matttest (talk) 13:15, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The unauthorized changes will be reverted shortly and discussion including 黑底屍 is ongoing to a) demonstrate the problem and b) seek a final close to this chapter, which frankly looks like yet another continuation of the unbooks drama that has gone on far enough. The action here is indeed a matter of policy, but the cause and background is intrinsically linked to the sticky unbooks mediation business. It's become a bit boring. While I know it can be argued I do not believe further action is necessary immediately, but that doesn't preclude other followup as needed. --Raidarr (talk) 23:45, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For users who are interested in following the unbooks' dispute, a vote concerning his misuse of sysop rights in unbooks is started at 伪基文库:管理員解任投票/黑底屍/第二次, currently with 3 existing contribtors in unbooks voted support for his removal of adminship. This vote will end at 20/5/2022. I hope stewards won't take any actions before this vote for removal is ended. I have also asked him to see if he wants to debate against my accuses, but he have chosen not to do this given that he doesn't answer my reply while he is actually active. He also doesn't gave evidences with links about his accuses against me - where did I added content that is out of unbooks' scope. The previous vote I started asking for his removal for adminship, is announced as invalid since the voting users are not existing contributors, except me, which does not qualify for overwhelming community consensus. If any stewards think that this vote I started again is also invalid due to some reasons, please state below, thanks. -- Matttest (talk) 08:14, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
For greater clarity, as the unbookswiki is currently the subject of a tripartite dispute, there are no current bureaucrats. As such, 黑底屍, as a former bureaucrat, is authorized to make constructive interwiki table changes, discussed or not. However, 黑底屍 is also formally cautioned that their interwiki table changes must not cause disruption in any way. Similarly, if challenged as a to a change, they must revert the interwiki table change(s) in dispute and engage in a discussion, then asking Raidarr or I (or another Steward) to assess the consensus after a reasonable period of time. Similarly, going forward, Matttest must first engage with 黑底屍 at the user's talk page before bringing the dispute here. Finally, together with Raidarr and the parties in dispute, we will aim to bring a resolution to this dispute within the next 7-10 calendar days. Dmehus (talk) 04:53, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If the disputed interwiki changes 黑底屍 made have not already been reverted, I would urge 黑底屍 to revert their changes. Thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 04:55, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, the interwiki table has been reverted by Agent Isai authorized by Raidarr. I have tried to engage with him, asking him if he have anything to say against my accuses or accept my conditions given (my bottom line) at his unbooks talk page, but the fact is that he refuses to communicate when he has made interwiki changes - meaning that he must have noticed that I left have a message at his talk page, but he don’t want to reply. If he is not replying when he actually noticed my message, then I think I can bring the dispute here, since not replying should not be a shield to protect himself from any Steward action. The unbooks’ vote will end tomorrow, and still now I cannot see any convincing arguments made by 黑底屍 or other users debating against my accuses, there is only 3 support users with no oppose. -- Matttest (talk) 09:09, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vandalism Only Account[edit | edit source]

KyleWagnessXlXi This account was only made to vandalize a page, in which he replaced it with racist messages. Nidoking (talk) 18:48, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Nidoking: I have a feeling we might be dealing with some long-term abuse behavior from the account, judging by the racist and homophobic messages left in the vandalism. I have alerted the CVT team on Discord. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Could you look into Nidoking's thread when you get a chance tonight? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:18, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Nidoking and DarkMatterMan4500, the vandalism and, indeed, the targeted nature of it does suggest illegitimate sockpuppetry (or meatpuppetry). Thus, I have investigated abuse here. Technically speaking, this is stale, but behaviourally speaking, this has all the hallmarks of a long inactive and/or retired Miraheze user with whom we're all familiar. I'm going to take a closer examination of my client-side IRC chat logs from Libera.Chat and the former Freenode network, to try and confirm this technically. At this stage, though the vandalism is on a single wiki, given the egregious nature and targeted harassment nature of the vandalism (towards Nidoking), I've Yes check.svg locked the account as a vandalism only account. I will be conferring with Raidarr one night this week to share my suspicions, but at this point, will leave it at that. In the mean time, please do let us know should you see similar behaving accounts. Dmehus (talk) 04:46, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Thanks for investigating. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:40, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please block user from viewing our wiki due to stealing content[edit | edit source]

The user Midnightbara has been taking massive amounts of content from our wiki word for word that they did not create and is posting it the the old wiki that we moved away from. I have blocked them from editing, but to prevent further stealing I would like them to be blocked from even viewing our wiki. Before creating an account they did make an edit with their IP address, which is: 2600:8801:ab15:5900:686d:71db:61c5:e480

I have reported the thefts to Fandom wiki as well, but have not had good experiences with them recently and feel they may just allow the stealing to continue. Clarasiir 10:14, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Speaking as an SRE member, such a request is abrasive, near impossible to enforce (the user could just use a VPN to bypass an IP block) and will not be done. If they are moving content over to the old wiki without proper attribution, in violation of the license in which you published your work (CC-BY-SA 4.0) then you could issue a copyright complaint to Fandom requesting that the content be properly attributed to your wiki or be removed.
I would like to note that technically speaking, if someone correctly attributes content that they got from your wiki, they technically aren’t stealing because all works on the wiki are published under a copyleft license meaning that anyone can use your work as they wish as long as they attribute it back to your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 10:23, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Everything they are taking is indeed without any mention of proper attribution at all. They are the only one credited as the person adding the content, they neither link back to or even mention our wiki, and they make no effort to even pretend the content isn't directly copied by even changing a word or two of the content they are taking. As I said, I did contact Fandom with a takedown request, but I do not expect Fandom to care in the least or do anything about this, so I don't know what else to do. Clarasiir 10:37, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
They probably won’t care if you contact their normal customer service team. Per their Terms of Use, it would appear that to file a copyright complaint pursuant to the DMCA, you must email copyright@fandom.com with the subject “Claim of copyright infringement.” If you elect that path, I would suggest getting a DMCA takedown template from the internet and using that in order to minimize the hoops you have to go through with their Legal Team. (This is not legal advice) Agent Isai Talk to me! 10:55, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'll try going that route then, but I don't have much hope anything will come of it. Clarasiir 11:06, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Clarasiir: what you're asking is technically impossible without restricting visibility on the entire wiki to anyone. Even the block from editing does not effectively stop them, and does nothing unless the edits they make are sabotage. I'm sorry for this to be happening, but from a Miraheze perspective there is nothing practical we can do with this - it's an inherent risk and only Fandom can push back data which could be gained freely and posted anywhere. This will still be up for other volunteers to review and consider options for if they're more savvy in getting Fandom's attention with this.--Raidarr (talk) 10:30, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Clarasiir: Note that even you restrict visibility of your wiki, if your wiki is crawled and archived in https://archive.org, the old content will be still visible. Therefore it will be best to submit a request to fandom as what Agent Isai had said. —Matttest (talk) 13:52, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delete Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi I would like to remove this wiki (https://plagueinc.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page), for a little context, the Plague Inc. wiki community suggested the idea of changing wiki host, among them we chose Miraheze because several people recommended us this platform. The wiki that was created on Miraheze, was mainly to test how it would look like, but we had several problems with adapting the CSS and HTML of the templates to the articles, although some of them worked and were adapted with CSS, some of them have presented problems when imported into Miraheze. We really appreciate that Miraheze allowed us to have a wiki, Miraheze has a lot of extensions and a good mobile interface. But due to problems with CSS and HTML it has been difficult for us. That's why most of the wiki users voted that it was better to stay with our current host, since the wiki has been hosted there since 2012, also the Portuguese speaking wiki users were not very happy with the change of host, I hope you understand and please remove this wiki, since it will not be edited by any Plague Inc. wiki user. Your work is very much appreciated, besides Miraheze is a great platform, but we had problems importing images and templates, honestly it would be much more work than we already have, so please remove the wiki. DigitalSeb01 (talk) 03:19, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunate, but no harm done especially with you as the sole contributor and not much being there; let us know if you change your mind in the immediate future and wish to troubleshoot more, otherwise the wiki is Yes check.svg deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 08:46, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

enabling greyed out extensions[edit | edit source]

hi steward, I am forwarded from community portal to here at your noticeboard. I want to enable few greyed out extensions which is necessary for my purpose. The extensions are as follows:

  • LinkTitles
  • Hit Counters

regards, Largedu.miraheze.org Amrit (talk) 05:38, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Amrit, as your wiki is quite small, both in users and total pages, this is Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:46, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblocking Eric Bagwell at Greatest Movies Wiki, Awful Movies Wiki, Best TV Shows Wiki, Terrible TV Shows Wiki, Awesome Games Wiki and Crappy Games Wiki.[edit | edit source]

You'll have to unblock me, that's why I accept my apology. Once you've unblocking me, I can do proper editing again. Eric Bagwell (talk) 15:19, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please discuss local bans on local wiki. LisafBia (talk) 15:41, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
What are you talking about? There are no local bans here, and there's no local wiki. Just unblock me. Eric Bagwell (talk) 16:17, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Not helping your case. You haven't given us any reason to uplift your ban. Marxo Grouch (talk) 17:22, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Look, I said I was sorry. Just unblock me, my friend. Eric Bagwell (talk) 20:17, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
In no way inspires confidence from previous reviews of the block, indeed the way this is written merely validates the original blocking - and due to the issue having been fairly widespread on the wikis in question I do not have a concern with the cross wiki nature of the issue. This could have also been appealed on the central wiki (I'm fairly sure you at least have TPA there), but if this is what the appeal looked like I doubt much would change. You should take some time off. --Raidarr (talk) 20:31, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Look, I just told DarkMatterMan4500 about it. This is why, I apologized to other users. You'll have to unblock me. Eric Bagwell (talk) 20:36, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Eric Bagwell It still didn't really convince me. Begging won't solve anything here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:44, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've just noticed that messing up at Awesome Games Wiki was wrong. Oh, sure, I knew I've really screwed things up. Unblock me, my friend. Eric Bagwell (talk) 21:07, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Your problems extended to the whole of Qualitipedia rather than just the one wiki, so you apologizing for just that wiki is not satisfactory enough for an unblock. Please take a break from the wikis. Repeatedly insisting that you should be unblocked when you haven't shown any real sign of change isn't getting you anywhere. Marxo Grouch (talk) 21:45, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Look, Marxo Grouch, I said I was sorry. Unblock me, please. Eric Bagwell (talk) 21:52, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Two things: (1) Request is put in a wrong place. Since your wiki stated above is quite a large project at miraheze and have a number of admins, I don't think Stewards will intervene and unblock you there (Stewards only do admin action when local admin is not active). You should be asking for unblock at the local admin's talk page in meta instead. (2) I advise you to take a wikibreak and don't evade the block for 3 months. Almost all blocked users uses "I am sorry" for appealing, but this won't work. There is no way to prove that you will do constructive edits after you are unblocked, and the only way to do so is to not evade the block and take a wikibreak for a while, at that time you may get confidence from admins to unblock you. --Matttest (talk) 23:49, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Well, one of those other users to help unblock me. Eric Bagwell (talk) 23:53, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Facepalm It's like you're not even listening to us when we tell you your approach isn't working. Marxo Grouch (talk) 01:40, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
What are you talking about? I thought about what have I done. I was telling the truth. You'll have to unblock me, pal. Eric Bagwell (talk) 02:08, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Demanding (which you are doing, you are not asking) an unblock is most unconvincing. I would suggest you reconsider your methods of appealing bans and address the behaviors which have led to this/take a wikibreak. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:35, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Listen all of you. I need help to get me unblocked. Eric Bagwell (talk) 03:17, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To request for an unblock, there are 2 main methods: (1) Convince the blocking administrator that the block is not appropriate, and give links for evidences; (2) to fully understand why you are blocked (state the reason of why are you blocked at the admin's talk page) and promise you won't do it again. This case, it would be even better if you follow my advise above - to take a wikibreak for 3 months and don't evade the block to gain confidence that you will do constructive edits afterwards for the admin to unblock you. Simply making demands with no reason won't cause you to be unblocked. --Matttest (talk) 03:35, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This conversation is proceeding nowhere. Given my involvement in the wikis I am fine if third parties, particularly Doug as the most active in regards to CoC business wish to bring a new assessment. Matt has said what has already been said for quite some time. Appeal is declined by the entire local bureaucracy and several admins explicitly (others via discord or implicitly) and my capacity as steward gives no incentive to say otherwise. If this continues in a circular manner I will close it until someone with the aforementioned authorization (a colleague) has anything new to add.
Slightly more re:above - Stewards can intervene if they perform a review and the circumstances of the block were explicitly against global policy, or provide advisory to local administrations if it's not as clear cut but they believe an issue should be resolved differently. Especially in this case that third party look would not necessarily be bad. I do believe past delinquency and the attitude shown here largely speaks for itself in humoring an early reversal. There are simply too many 'problem cases' local to the wikis to be giving every one of them red carpet treatment. --Raidarr (talk) 13:07, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Look, I knew that grammar war at Awesome Games Wiki was extremely wrong. I'm sure I owe rest of you an apology. Looks like you'll have to unblock me, my friend. It would be my new chance. I am a very good user, because I'm not a sockpuppet, and unblocking me was so good, and brilliant. Unblock me, my friend, okay? Eric Bagwell (talk) 14:02, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Enabling Semantic MediaWiki[edit | edit source]

Wiki URL: feign.miraheze.org
Please enable Semantic MediaWiki for my wiki. LisafBia (talk) 15:39, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

LisafBia, Yes check.svg Done. Please note this feature is experimental indefinitely, and could be removed at any time, with or without advance notice, by SRE. Dmehus (talk) 22:12, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request for removal of adminship of 黑底屍 in unbooks[edit | edit source]

Following discussions about him abusing sysop rights and the communcation is ineffective, a sysop rights removal vote has held at 伪基文库:管理員解任投票/黑底屍/第二次, with 3 users voted support for his removal of adminship and 0 opposes. 黑底屍, when being accused of abusing sysop rights, have chosen to withdrawn his rights to debate against the accuses given that he have no replies while he is actually active. I am hereby to ask stewards to review the validity of the vote, and to remove his rights if the vote is confirmed as valid. Please give reply below about it even if the vote is invalid. Thank you for taking time regarding this matter. --Matttest (talk) 06:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. @黑底屍: This is the last chance for you to self-defense your actions. Should you choose not to do it, your rights may be removed by stewards accordingly. Regards, Matttest (talk) 06:25, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
and also please remove his admin and bureaucrat permission from Chinese uncyclopedia thx--幹你媽的黑底屍 (talk) 04:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@幹你媽的黑底屍: I guess it is not possible since a local removal vote needs to be held at uncyclopedia to remove his rights. I will consider other methods to do this, but at the mean time you can express you opinion about him abusing sysop rights in unbooks here, thanks. Matttest (talk) 05:24, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This request, like most steward-level actions in this case, is Symbol wait.svg paused until Dmehus (and I) can look from the top. Frankly this entire affair is a mess. Cross-wiki drama, strained legitimacy in global conventions with next to nothing locally defined, legal threats and all else. I apologize for the yet further delay. --Raidarr (talk) 12:50, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Matttest (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I heard about this a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't believe what I was hearing from the unbookswiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, the whole thing happened is quite complicated and it is extended to uncyclopedia (Traditional Chinese). Matttest (talk) 13:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Matttest (talk) 13:28, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki creator resignation[edit | edit source]

Hi, I want to leave wiki creator permission, thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:51, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done as requested. --Raidarr (talk) 19:30, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Transfer Request[edit | edit source]

Hi! I'm asking here because I assume Stewards are able to edit others' css pages. Could someone please transfer the css from this talk page onto its "main page"? It's for my main account which is currently not able to make the transfer. Thank you! ApexTest (talk) 00:12, 22 May 2022 (UTC) https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/User_talk:ApexAgunomu/global.css[reply]

Yes check.svg Done. I'll try and clean up the CSS page shortly. Dmehus (talk) 00:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much! ApexTest (talk) 03:06, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Dmehus, I updated the code I'd like to use on that page. If you could transfer the new code to its main page, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/User_talk:ApexAgunomu/global.css ApexTest (talk) 07:39, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delete my Wiki[edit | edit source]

I currently operate 'DEFCON 1962' as a little alternate history project. However, I've quickly become aware that I'm completely out of my depth when it comes to importing templates and thus see no reason to continue, it isn't a statement on this site as a whole but I just don't have the prerequisite skills currently. I've already nuked the frontpage and templates which I copied from other wikis (I think I got them all) - I'm not sure whether that's allowed on here either, but that's by the by.

Walkerbull (talk) 13:22, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Walkerbull: this can be done without trouble. However I'd like to give a chance and a few options just to make sure this isn't something that could be rather easily fixed. There are several people on community chats (IRC, Discord) who could help troubleshoot exactly what went wrong, and you could do the same here (or perhaps try to get people interested) via the Community noticeboard. If it's too late for that then I can go ahead and remove the wiki on next reply. --Raidarr (talk) 13:54, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your reply, my main issue is just infoboxes. Other than that, I would begin creating articles - by infobox issues I specifically refer to wikipedia style ones. I couldn't really grasped how that works, I also read this page but it didn't work either. Without infoboxes it won't have that aesthetic wikipedia style I want for the wiki.
Kind regards.
Walkerbull (talk) 09:34, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, infoboxes. We really should get a formal guide together about it. You've encountered one of the most common issues, the 'importing wikipedia pitfall'. The problem here is that wikipedia infoboxes are designed for a massive platform that have so many dependencies you will be importing dozens of pages for everything to be right, plus CSS from Wikipedia's Common.css relating to infoboxes. Not impossible but nasty work that is far from the easiest option. The easiest is just redoing it and installing PortableInfobox, a simpler system based on how Fandom does it which even comes with an infobox editor. If you don't like that style, will not rework PI to look similar or otherwise are against it, there's two paths to making the wikipedia path work - noting it is always the harder option. I know there's a pre-sanitized import available, unfortunately I don't know where it is right now.
Hopefully one of these will work, better yet someone will be able to remember the sanitized import I know exists. --Raidarr (talk) 12:24, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Interwiki administrator for MdsShakil in bnwikiwiki[edit | edit source]

Please add local interwiki administrator flags in my account. Thanks --MdsShakil (talk) 14:35, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MdsShakil, Yes check.svg Done (local closing comment(s)). Dmehus (talk) 17:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hoping to become an administrator in CountryHumans Wiki.[edit | edit source]

It seems like most of the administrators on the CH wiki are inactive. Ever since the wiki shutdown on FANDOM, I'am hoping to become one of the administrators on the miraheze wiki of CountryHumans. I'am planning to make the wiki a bit better, by adding a logo, changing the background color, etc, as well as restoring some images. If I cannot become an administrator, that's okay. Just wanna make the wiki more better. Thanks. ForestWolffey (talk) 17:32, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

In order to become an administrator (and bureaucrat it seems as you want to change ManageWiki settings like logo and such), you must hold a local election first in which users of the wiki vote for you to become an administrator and bureaucrat. If no one opposes then you can win by acclamation and become a local administrator and bureaucrat. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:35, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ForestWolffey: For a detailed description see here, an essay written by a Steward. After the election, you can show stewards your election on your wiki at Stewards' noticeboard (here, with a new thread), and administrator and bureaucrat permissions may be added to your account at that time.--Matttest (talk) 09:10, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request the exemption Wordle Hub from the dormancy policy (2)[edit | edit source]

(This is the second request. You can see the first request on Special:Redirect/revision/249259.) Wordle Hub is a list of all wordle-like games, but it is limited to be expanded because new wordles are required to add. There are 725 entries and I think it is worth preserving the list, though the community is poor or absent. In fact, I am the only person who actively contributes to the wiki and currently, it is possible to say it is a personal wiki. I can find some personal wikis listed in Exemptions. Could my wiki be added to it? Thanks. Lens0021 (talk) 18:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lens0021, thank you for your (re)-request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy. In terms of page content, while there may be quite a few pages, each pages appears to be a sub-stub length, possibly created with semi-automation, so I'm not sure there's sufficient content made to be read by human beings. In terms of activity, I'm seeing a fair bit of activity still. As well, as a public wiki, it is regularly backed up to the The Internet Archive by Reception123, so I'm not sure an exemption is needed here. Let's see how this goes in 4-6 months and, if you have to reopen the wiki twice (or more) in that period, I'd be inclined to (weakly) grant the exemption. Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your response! Lens0021 (talk) 18:40, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 18:45, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting Extension:ExternalData for forecasting.wiki[edit | edit source]

As asked over at https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T9246#187621

Dear Miraheze team,

we would like to request the extension ExternalData https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:External_Data for our wiki, https://forecasting.wiki/.

Thank you very much! Plexish (talk) 23:38, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Plexish, I wasn't aware of this new extension. Anyway, this seems fine, so Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 23:53, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bureaucrat role restoration[edit | edit source]

Accidentally deleted the bureaucrat role in my wiki Stasispedia, effectively locking myself from editing anything. Would appreciate it if the role was restored and assigned to me. StasisClan (talk) 22:13, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

StasisClan, Yes check.svg Rights restored following the bureaucrat group's recreation (#1 and #2) in line with the default permissions. Dmehus (talk) 22:31, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Delete 29tbwiki[edit | edit source]

Given the lock of the account, I am requesting that the wiki is deleted. -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 23:52, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

To let stewards to be easier to handle this case, the only bureaucrat of this wiki is globally blocked, as a sockpuppet of Bukkit. --Matttest (talk) 11:11, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Done as requested, noting the requestor's relationship with the wiki's creation. --Raidarr (talk) 18:30, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Accidentally locked myself out[edit | edit source]

I've moved my old wiki (cnocbride.miraheze.org) to smithwicks.miraheze.org. While trying to remove my old account CnocBride as an administrator, it seems that I cannot do anything on either that account or my new account now despite me having changed the user rights, or so I believe. I'm locked out! Was hoping you could Smithwicks (talk) 17:28, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]