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Welp, not sure where to put this[edit source]

So I'm throwin it here. For user rights pages (Meta:Bureaucrats, Wiki creator, rtc) we need to choose plural or singular (preferably plural imo) and stick with it. We shouldn't use singular on one page and plural on another. Also, I can see the need for Meta:Administrators redirecting since its an abreviation but is there a need to have one tense of wikicreator redirect to the other? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NDKilla (talkcontribs)

I know. I just went on ListUserRights and that's why the pages got created like that.--Reception123 (talk) 01:36, 8 August 2015 (EDT)

Dormancy policy[edit source]

See Stewards'_noticeboard#Dormancy_Policy for a discussion on the dormancy policy proposals. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 19:25, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Proposal of a global "helper" user group[edit source]

We should have a global "helper" user group for volunteers that aren't sysadmins (such as Me and ImBoPhl), that includes read permissions and whatever else is deemed useful for us. MacFan4000 (talk) 00:09, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Okay I agree I ready MT7 (talk) 01:40, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
I'd suggest cranking out a list of permissions that you think this group should need, because right now, it's a lot too vague. To be honest, there is not a lot to stop you from requesting steward if you want to (except, where to put said request). It's worth a thought though. -- Void Whispers 02:30, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
I from WMF maybe I want to help out in here. But I think not.But if you appointed me I can maybe agree. MT7 (talk) 12:23, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Frustrated with Miraheze[edit source]

Stewards vs. wiki founders[edit source]

In the IRC logs, @NDKilla: said: "they don't actually discuss anything they just want their way" - in response to that, now I will discuss.

The only reason that I requested steward is that I have a very high knowledge of the MediaWiki interfaces, and therefore can definitely help out the Miraheze community. I am nearing an expert level of every interface, from basic blocking to complex global account management. However, no one on this request has not allowed me to even demonstrate my abilities - instead they are just voting strong oppose over and over again. I believe the stewards should be able to be appointed just based on experience with the tools that they will have access to - no more, no less.

I also think that storing everything on a central database is causing issues. If Miraheze used one main database, but had smaller branches of said DB, none of these problems would even be an issue. The way I see it is that the reason certain highly-technical tools are restricted is because their use on a personal wiki could/would break their use on a global level. If each wiki was independent of each other, this wouldn't be an issue. --- DeltaQuad (talk contribs email), 15:22, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Your mediawiki experience do matter, but Steward is a community role. You're asking for a sensitive tool(with the potential ability to look up other's location, etc...), so you have to show others that you're reliable not to abuse your mobs, not to make serious mistakes or problems, not to make a dispute in disrespectful manner. You have to demonstrate not only your ability, but also your reliability seen by others. — revi 18:49, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
@DeltaQuad: I think you're missing the point of the opposes. The main concern of most commenters is that even if your RfS is successful, sharing your account allows others to access tools only you should have access to. Also for the most part wiki databases are separate (local rights, pages, users, revisions and logs are all local) but central auth adds important functionality and links users across wikis. If wikis were completely separate there would be no global groups, and users on on each wiki wouldn't be the same name on another wiki; so impersonation would be possible. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 18:53, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
@NDKilla: As mentioned in the RFS, the stewards themselves told me to share an account. What am I supposed to do - deny my sister from editing? That's not very fair, especially considering the fact that she was the one who kept WikiCanada when it was still around up and running while I was in the hospital. --- DeltaQuad (talk contribs email), 19:56, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Main Policy[edit source]

Even though this page is almost never used this is the appropriate place for this. Please check out Meta:Main policy/Draft and comment on it and perhaps edit it if needed. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 10:19, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Possibility to translate more pages[edit source]

Hi, I have seen that except for the Main Page, CheckUser, Oversight, Dormancy Policy and Help center there are no more pages that can be translated here, in fact there are a lot of pages and policies that would not hurt to mark for translation. Especially for users who do not speak or do not understand English. Some pages that could be marked are:

I could handle the translation tags (I have experience in that area) and then ask an administrator to mark the pages, but first I would like to know if the community would agree to this. I appreciate your comments. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 11:26, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

It won't hurt if pages are stable or almost stable. --逆襲的天邪鬼 (talk) 11:42, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I've set a few up. Don't have time for others right now. John (talk) 13:30, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I will follow the others. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 15:48, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
@John: Done, the pages that are not crossed out I could not prepare them since they are protected and I can not edit them, reason why you or an administrator will have to do that procedure. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 16:56, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Question[edit source]

En Phabricator, FAQ y Dormancy Policy, no llega a mencionar el caso en el que el Fundador de una wiki pida su eliminación. En el IRC me dijeron que la solicitud es hacerlo en Phabricator pero no veo que en estas lo mencionen. ¿Porque no se mencionan en alguna de estas páginas? o ¿será que lo incluyen en esta frase «If you want to report a bug or anything else please use this form»?. Si es lo segundo, creo que debería especificarse mejor para que sea claro o abrir otra opción --Wiki1776 (talk) 21:08, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

If I understand correctly, you are asking why deletion isn't mentioned. If that is the question, that is because it is something specific, and I don't think it is necessary to mention every specific request. I guess, if needed, it could be added to the FAQ, but IMO it would be unnecessary to do so on the other pages mentioned. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:18, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Help With Wiki Forum Extension[edit source]

Hello, I installed the wiki forum extension for my wiki, Snap! Wiki ( but I cannot find out where the forum is. Could you please help me?R4356th (talk) 11:39, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

This got resolved a long time ago. So this could be archived. R4356th (talk) 21:05, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Archiving[edit source]

Not sure if this is a great idea, but maybe add the autoarchive to this page since some things are literally 5 years old.

|archive = Meta:Community portal/Archive %(counter)d
|algo = old(30d)
|counter = 1
|maxarchivesize = 100K
|archiveheader = {{Archive}} __NOINDEX__

For your consideration. User:BlackWidowMovie0000Editor/signature 20:27, 29 October 2020 (UTC)