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This page is for matters that need administrators' attention on Meta Wiki only (anything global should be discussed at the Community noticeboard!) Please visit Community noticeboard for matters regarding other wikis, Phabricator for technical requests and Stewards' noticeboard for something that requires a steward.

Here you can:

  • Ask an admin to block a user who is disruptive, vandalizing, or spamming
  • Request user rights that can be assigned by administrators (autopatrolled, confirmed, rollbacker, translationadmin)
  • Bring up other things that need administrators' attention. (on meta)


  • To request permissions that can't be assigned by an administrator, please see Meta:Requests for permissions
  • To bring up matters that don't apply to this wiki or to request something for another wiki (or can't be handled by administrators), please use Stewards' noticeboard.
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To add your request, type in a title and click the "Add Topic" button below.



full backup[edit source]

could I please request a full backup copy of all files of my wiki

Signature for autoarchive. — revi 09:05, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Won't let me create account![edit source]

Every time I try to create an account, after I enter all information it leads me to a page titled Special:CentralLogin, gives me an error, and sends me back to the create account page. If I try to do the same username, it tells me I can't. If I login, it tells me I can't. Please help! 13:22, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Ok, I tried again and this time it worked. Sorry! Booker (talk) 13:26, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

International Office[edit source]

International Office (talk) may need a username block as a username that implies shared use or some position of authority. Not completely sure about this one though - I have no idea if "International Office" is itself an organization, or if they're attempting to represent or imply some authority over something else with the term "office", or whether this is a complete false positive. Amanda Catherine (talk) 15:32, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

2600:387:5:80D:0:0:0:B4[edit source]

They are vandalizing Miraheze Meta. - PlavorSeol (T | C) 10:46, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Blocked. As it looks like the range has already been blocked globally, I have extended the duration globally as well. And thanks for reverting their edits.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:09, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
I have also found out that the incident reports cannot be fixed due to an error, and thus filed a phab task on this issue.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:20, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Yikes... anon IPs shouldn't be able to do any logged action except creating a page or an account.. and frankly nobody except sysadmins should be able to modify incident reports. This appears to a bug that needs to be patched. Although @開拓者: are you sure you gave the right link to the Phab task? When I follow that link it says that no object with that ID exists. Amanda Catherine (talk) 14:25, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
That task (T4415) is restricted. - PlavorSeol (T | C) 14:29, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Why? There's no private information involved since the actions were made anonymously and therefore the IP address is already public. I would doubt that there's any PII in the actual incident reports themselves, since all of them are publicly visible to anyone (but shouldn't be editable to anyone except sysadmins and maybe stewards). I'd recommend that the restrictions be lifted since there doesn't appear to be a privacy issue. Amanda Catherine (talk) 14:40, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
The reason why it is restricted is because I have reported as a security issue, since if the edit by the vandal destroyed the pages, I thought it might be some kind of vulnerability. Thus, whether or not it contains private info is not the reason.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:49, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Now the phab task is resolved, and is disclosed to the public by John. I think you can check what it was all about.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:29, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Revibot will need IPBlock exemption[edit source]

Whereas doing stuff automatically without my intervention is desired, I am now running Revibot's Autoarchive job on Heroku. Heroku runs on top of Amazon Web Services, which is essentially a NOP violation. I want to ensure it can run even when the underlying IP is blocked (it was not the case for today's trial but there's no guarantee) so I need an IPBE. However as I see I can't grant my bot IPBE using Special:UserRights/Revibot. Anyone has a objection to make the usergroup? Or is it already part of some other user groups? If there is none, can some crat create one for me? Thanks. — revi 08:54, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done on all wikis. John (talk) 10:36, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

리브레 위키 대피소 was vandalized by User:리브레위키대피소혁명[edit source]

Please undo all his vandalism --Dongyomania (talk) 03:24, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, although similar requests should be on the Stewards' noticeboard. -- Void Whispers 04:42, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Translator rights[edit source]

Please, may you give me translator rights? I want to translate pages to British English. Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 09:50, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

This is an interesting question, as I'm not even sure in which type of English we've written so far. I'd like someone else's opinion on this. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:29, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
I’m curious if the difference in reality. Besides 2 staff members, I think we all learnt and use British English - personal preference but I believe our default is Queens English. John (talk) 17:41, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Actually, there was some little difference of vocabulary between U.S. English and U.K. English. U.S. English may considering as traditional type of vocabulary, and U.K. English is modern kind of vocabulary. Example like the words "colour" (in traditional English as "color"), "neighbour" (in traditional English as "neighbor"), "centre" (in traditional English as "center"), "biscuit" (in traditional English may refer as "cookie" or "cracker"), "holiday" (in traditional English as "vacation"), date format like "16 February 1987" (in traditional English as "February 16, 1987"), and so on. Here are worldwide hosting server, most of us and the MediaWiki software interface are using the vocabulary type of modern English (U.K. English), except for some certain interface are using the vocabulary type of U.S. English, translating the additional kind of vocabulary English maybe a little bit of enhance the unwanted space. @Fungster: You are already a Meta:Autoconfirmed users, you have the "Edit using the translate interface (translate)" privilege is that thought? SA 13 Bro (talk) 02:45, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
It is odd to call my American dialect "traditional" and the British stuff "modern." The English did invent English; only later did we get it. I have not noticed British usage on Meta. In my international collaborations, the rules are: (1) Use the appropriate dialect, if there is one (such as an article on the Queen), but (2) Don't distract the reader by going back and forth between dialects; edit the page to support the style it uses. Spıke (talk)03:54 13-Jun-2019
I think the rules that Spike proposes make sense. I don't see a need for translating into "British English" or "American English" since the differences are minor and unnoticeable. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:03, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
...And I'm the oddball who uses Canadian English :). TBH though there's very little, if any difference between Canadian English and U.S. English - maybe some small spelling differences or grammar preferences, but (outside of Quebec) that's about it. I agree that there is no need to split languages into the different varieties of English. Amanda Catherine (talk) 22:25, 13 June 2019 (UTC) has disappeared can I get it back?[edit source]

the entire content and page has disappeared, can I get it back? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GreenLeft (talkcontribs)

It was marked as deleted due to inactivity, but luckily the data wasn't completely deleted yet. Now I've undeleted the wiki, and it should be available. If you wish to keep your wiki, try to be active or consider applying for the Dormancy Policy exemption.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:08, 15 June 2019 (UTC)