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This page is only for matters that need Stewards' attention.
Here you can:

  • Ask a steward to block/lock disruptive users
  • Bring up matters that should be handled by stewards

If in doubt, please try Community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward

If you would like to:

Please remember to:

  • Sign your request using ~~~~
  • Stay respectful
  • Give us enough details regarding your problem
To add your request, type in a title and click the "Add Topic" button below.

Archives of Stewards' noticeboard [e]   

Somebody ban this anonymous user[edit | edit source] So there's this user named and he's trying to defame me by saying that I'm a bad person and I'm a liar but I'm exposing the truth. He also wished me going to a military school about my behavior and he called me a "whiteknight" to a certain user when I'm not because I'm one of his friends. And I'm trying to ignore him so he won't stop baselessly insulting me. Not only that but he forces Con27 to block users. -Hookuai (talk) 09:02, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Deleting Archived Pages of a Wiki[edit | edit source]

I have emailed you twice to delete every archived page of the Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Reverse Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Vapid Scratch Studios Wiki, and the Crappy Scratch Projects Wiki. This is important because our Scratch accounts got blocked because of these wikis and the Scratch Team will unblock us if they are deleted. I'd be glad if you took action.

Cutebross260Miraheze (talk) 02:56, 10 June 2020 (UTC)Cutebross260Miraheze

Please delete this wiki that recreated a wiki that was deleted for a reason.[edit | edit source]

This wiki: is recreating Crummy Scratchers Wiki which we had to delete in order to get unblocked. If the Scratch Team discovers this wiki, then we will never be unblocked. We already had to contact FANDOM to take down a different recreation of Crummy Scratchers Wiki which is now down and this one must be down too. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 16:29, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@Pacsonic9000: I'm confused. I'm not seeing you listed on Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat. In order to request early deletion, all bureaucrats, or at least those in the wiki's highest permission category with access to Special:ManageWiki would need to consent to early deletion. What am I missing? Dmehus (talk) 00:54, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Bad Scratch Wiki is related to Crummy Scratchers Wiki, which is deleted, and we need to be unblocked on Scratch, Because we must delete CSW, including Bad Scratch Wiki. If Scratch Team finds this wiki, we will never be unblocked. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 01:11, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@CircleyDoesExtracter: I get that, but a steward like @Void: will want to see evidence that this deletion request has come from the people in charge of the Bad Scratch Wiki. I'm not seeing you or Pacsonic9000 as bureaucrats. You need to have the Bad Scratch Wiki bureaucrats reach out here, or to a steward on IRC/Discord. Dmehus (talk) 01:21, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
However, since there is only one bureaucrat, and I think will not be active, I will consider a steward on Discord. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 01:24, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Wpetoi was active just today, so for now, I'm going to mark this as not done as a non-steward closure. Dmehus (talk) 02:57, 15 June 2020 (UTC) (Non-steward comment)
Stewards should review this and I have already asked one too. The wiki probably shouldn't have been created in the first place and there will be an upcoming change to the content policy proposed. @Dmehus: Please slow down and stop getting involved in areas you don't understand. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 06:15, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: When will the upcoming change happen? CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 11:56, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Proposal sometime today so probably within a week or two. Hopefully, we can resolve this soon. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 11:59, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Where can I find the proposal? CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 14:53, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: Ok, I made a proposal on requests for comments. Proposal RfC CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 19:55, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

I requested a user rename but it has been 2 days and no response...[edit | edit source]

Title. I also checked my email but there was nothing other than the watchlist. --Just Amelia (talk) 07:23, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

 Done by Void. --MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:49, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

A pair of trolls[edit | edit source]

GBManIsBackForGood and Stephenfisher2002 are vandalism-only accounts. Please lock their accounts when one of you sees this. --Seewater514 (talk) 22:19, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

 Done by Void.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:52, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

I Would Like to Delete a Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi There I would Like to Request to Delete a Wiki Called Bad Scratch Wiki-----> . Its Owner Is Wpetoi For That Wiki-------> . I Want it to Be Deleted Because My Discord Friends Has Gotten Banned From Scratch Due to CSW But Wpetoi Created a Crummy Scratch Wiki Called Bad Scratch Wiki Which Could extend My Scratch Discord Friend Bans. The Scratch Account Bans That Are Affected are TPRisesAgain, WickyHoney, KawaiiJotaro2008, abualrob, MESYETI, PerryTheChiweenie, BobRocks20, pacsonic, sega_cat, SnoodleIsOnScratch, SKMedia Projects, Theblazemaster4,and MadelineFan101. Note: My Discord Scratch Friend Name is CircleyDoesExtracter. He has not Gotten Banned on Discord He and the Rest Of Scratchers May or May Not Have Discord Accounts That Are Not Banned. Codeingit 6/28/2020 9:42 AM EDT

Could someone close this wiki?[edit | edit source] This wiki. Could someone close this wiki down? I fear that it could become a Crappy Games Wiki knock-off. - Qubodude225

Give me back admin rights on a wiki that i founded[edit | edit source]

I FUBARed a few of my wiki's pages—now what?[edit | edit source]

my wiki

a page I FUBARed

So I'm a rank amatuer trying to create namespaces.

  • I click, Manage this wiki's namespaces.
  • Next I click a few boxes I think would work.
  • Talk page tab? Do I do anything there? I don't know.
  • I submit it.
  • and it generally works.
  • Today, however, I try to move stuff to the new namespace.
  • It seems to work, but it creates redirects.
  • I try to delete them.
  • Then maybe a few other clicks and I'm mess a few pages up.

I re-create a few pages based on stuff I saved, but really, I should learn how to fix my errors, maybe restore content, and avoid making these kind of mistakes.

Hence I'm here requesting help and some edumacation.

Thanks in advance. DMBFFF (talk) 23:28, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

For instance, how do I turn, Special:Badtitle/NS3007:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox‎
back into
FMRAV:DMBFFF (FMRAV User page)/Sandbox? DMBFFF (talk) 10:07, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
I also asked MedaiWiki here: Topic on Project:Support desk (my topic)

Their reply:

if you know the numeric page id, often you can use the curid parameter (but that doesnt seem to work in your case) or the api using page id parameters.

Otherwise you need miraheze to run cleanupTitles.php DMBFFF (talk) 04:52, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Exception dormancy policy[edit | edit source]

Hi Stewards,

I'm the (only) bureucrat of Vaccabolario wiki ( asking it to be exempt by your Dormancy Policy for two reasons: first and most important, being a Dictionary, its contributions will happen as soon as I'll have materials to add so, apart the very first definitions' population, it will happen rarely enough to trigger the Dormancy Policy for sure (but, as you know, a Dictionary's first reason to be is to be read, not too much to be written). The second, lesser reason is, being nearly all text, it will take very little room on your storage, so not harming your servers' structure at all. I'm also learning wiki definitions, how to create wiki pages, templates, etc. so it takes time. Thanks in advance. ElweThor (talk) 08:17, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Request global lock for two abuse only accounts[edit | edit source]

Please set global lock for 女子 and 姉妹. These are abuse only accounts across several wikis. --そらたこ (talk) 07:55, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Add one sock. --そらたこ (talk) 09:02, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
 Done -- Void Whispers 23:52, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@Void: These two acc not yet locked. The two IP addresses seem to be blocked. Is there any reason why you did not lock these accounts? --そらたこ (talk) 08:16, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
Whoops, mistake on my part. Fixed -- Void Whispers 14:28, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

CheckUser[edit | edit source]

Hi I want to use check user tools in my wiki.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rock (talkcontribs)

Hey @Rock: The only way for you to become a CU of your wiki is to become a Steward, and you will have to show global contributions (especially on meta) to make your request successful.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:13, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Please Close[edit | edit source]

I Founded that wiki, and other admins demoted me because they though a rule i put was unfair, i tried getting admin rights back so i could close the wiki, however the admins still have not made me admin again, which i need to close the wiki, so please close it ScratchCoder (talk) 14:56, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Again, don't ignore the full picture. You kept demoting Inkster for a poor reason, and you established an unfair rule. You also edit-war with other people, instead of talking it out. You did all of those things and that's why you were demoted. Don't forget the whole picture. You will be promoted again in a month if you behave better. WickyHoney (talk) 16:56, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
You are using the "Demoted a user" as an excuse, i stopped demoting the user even before i was demoted, and the user broke multiple rules, not just one. im requesting the wiki to be deleted as the point of it was to be against abusive admins, however there are abusive admins, it is my fault, i should have watched who got premoted more carefully, but now that there are abusive admins on a wiki that is meant to stop abusive admins, i think it should just be closed altogether, plus i wont even be active on miraheze soon, which i said on my profile. ScratchCoder (talk) 20:08, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: This is why, if I had a wiki, I would establish a founder role, and policies around that, that could not be removed by anyone but me alone. I would create a role similar to the Consul on Public Test Wiki that would have access to Special:ManageWiki and essentially the same rights as the "founder," with one important exception, they could not remove or change anything to do with the "founder" user group. This is a good reason for thinking your local user groups and developing a local policy, to ensure these sort of usurpations don't happen. That being said, we certainly have many wikis that overlap, significantly, with the scope of other wikis, so perhaps you could formalize a plan to develop a new wiki, similar in scope but different in name. Articulate it well, clearly, and sufficiently thoroughly, and it should be approved. Dmehus (talk) 21:23, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
I actually might do that if i get admin rights back, thanks. ScratchCoder (talk) 21:26, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
As far as your dispute goes about getting your rights back, I know that stewards do have some authority over local wikis, but I generally think it would be limited to, but not usurping, assessing whether your rights were removed in a manner consistent with the local practices on that wiki. I would think their role here would be to examine the history, seeing whether local policies were followed by both parties (including yourself), and trying to come to a mediated resolution. In any event, I would think the best outcome here would be for a steward to play the role of mediator as it obviously seems like a heated situation between both parties, who seem like constructive contributors. Going to {{ping}} @Void: here to look into and see to what extent they can assist both sides here. Dmehus (talk) 21:35, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Please Keep the wiki open. ScratchCoder (talk) 17:50, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Yes keep it open, I gave SC's rights back PowerDagger15 (talk) 18:13, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for both your replies. Just wait for a steward to evaluate this thread and note any action taken (if any). Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Yet another troll[edit | edit source]

The Autistic Balto is a vandalism-only account. Please lock their account when one of you guys sees this. —Seewater514 (talk) 15:16, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

 Done -- Void Whispers 23:52, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Could someone block this user?[edit | edit source]

His name is tntexplosionis321. He won't stop cyberbulling (and sending death threats to) a user named Nguyễn Trí Nguyên all because he criticized him. Can you also block his IP address too? ~ Qubodude225 (Madelinefan101)

Removal[edit | edit source]

Hey, I request per the policy the removal of rights from these users:

  • User:Guy vandegrift - Wiki Creator, totally inactive since 2018
  • User:ChipWolf - Wiki Creator, last edit in January 2020, number of created wikis is 0!
  • User:Eduaddad - Wiki Creator, inactive since November 2019, number of created wikis is 7

+ Can be removed 'translator' user group, please? See this link for more info. Thanks,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 17:35, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

@MrJaroslavik: I'd Support that. They can reapply for rights should they return and, hopefully, the community will reasonably strongly support re-adding rights at that time. I'm wondering if @RhinosF1:'s @RF1 Bot: could be adapted to remove rights based on a steward-protected page here on Meta of inactive users in a similar way that it does over on Public Test Wiki? Dmehus (talk) 21:14, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
The bit that does the removal easily could be. It just takes a list and iterates through it changing the rights as set in the json. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 07:33, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Add Founder user right to CircleyDoesExtracter in Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki[edit | edit source]

So I made a user right called Founder on Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki, and I can't promote myself to founder. Since I'm the founder of Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki, can you fix it? You can add user right founder to me, since I founded Reverse Rotten Websites Wiki. Thanks. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 21:37, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Nevermind. I did it myself. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 15:54, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@CircleyDoesExtracter: I figured it should be possible. For clarity, did you amend, temporarily, in Special:ManageWiki the ability for your bureaucrat user group to add the founder user group to an account, and then, when that's done, remove their ability to add or remove the founder user group? You will also want to make sure that, if your bureaucrats have the ability to edit Special:ManageWiki settings, that their permission to change the founder user group is disallowed and limited only to the founder group. @Void and RhinosF1:, can either of you think of anything else CircleyDoesExtracter should do to prevent losing this user group in the future? Dmehus (talk) 16:08, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I did it. Thank you. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 17:28, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Here's another troll that needs locking[edit | edit source]

Adolfhitlerfan2009 is a vandal in addition to having a very unacceptable name. When one of you sees this, please lock their account along with any sockpupets they potentially made. --Seewater514 (talk) 18:49, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

SoloPatriot7890 (talk) 20:03, 1 July 2020 (UTC) Must have reported a crapload of trolls.

Request for Deletion[edit | edit source]

I noticed the Content Policy got changed, so I am now requesting that Bad Scratch Wiki be deleted, as it contains un-sourced information and insults. WickyHoney (talk) 19:50, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

@Void, John, and 開拓者: Ping in hopes for imminent action. WickyHoney (talk) 08:05, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Void: It's been long enough, and you said deletion would occur in approximately 24-48 hours, and it's been longer than that, so I kindly request that it be deleted as soon as possible. WickyHoney (talk) 19:14, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Please lock and global block this user[edit | edit source]

Wpetoi founded Bad Scratch Wiki and it is causing us to get our blocks extended. This guy also made fun of CircleyDoesExtracter's depression and doesn't care about anyone except himself. He also advertised his wiki on Reddit with ego and advertised his other CSW-ripoff (Stupid Scratchers Wiki) on FANDOM, which FANDOM staff closed. Also on fandom he sent a lot of death threats to people on their message board and asked the Numberblocks wiki to kill Pacsonic9000 and WickyHoney, which got him globally blocked on FANDOM, and he should be globally blocked here too. - PowerDagger15 (talk) 00:09 (UTC) WickyHoney (talk) 21:36, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Someone must ban this IP address.[edit | edit source]

This IP address called "" is insulting my friends by adding articles to Bad Scratch Wiki and is very harsh. The bad scratch wiki is also breaking the content policy because the articles are insulting the scratchers. So I think this IP address should be considered banned. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 23:11, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

The IP address has been locally blocked by Void. The question of Bad Scratch Wiki is being dealt with by Stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:48, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Can I be the new owner of Abysmal Roblox Games Wiki? I am the only active admin and the wiki will close within a month or so.[edit | edit source]

Title. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nihirichan (talkcontribs) 01:40, 5 July 2020‎

@Nihirichan: I am not sure what you mean by "owner", we don't really assign "ownership" to people on wikis. Do you mean you would also like bureaucrat rights perhaps? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:48, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Problem with infoboxes and templates[edit | edit source]

Hello, here my problem: I don't know how to work my models and infoboxes. I haven't been able to create any, even by copying and pasting code. Help me out, thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Matter Darkness (talkcontribs) 18:03, 6 July 2020‎

@Matter Darkness: Could you please link some of the pages and let us know what is not working for you?

Ban RollOverTheFloor[edit | edit source]

Reason: Troll ruffian, and a vandal on Awful Movies Wiki. Stephenfisher2001 (talk) 14:08, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Has been done by Void. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:29, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Bureaucrat rights for Abysmal Roblox Games Wiki[edit | edit source]

I do not know how to reply, and I am mostly confused with the signing, but that's what I meant. Nihirichan (talk) 00:30, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

@Nihirichan: I was just talking to @Void: about this on Discord and, in the course of discussing with him, because this wiki was manually closed by a local bureaucrat, there is a consensus among Void and his steward/system administrator colleagues that wikis aren't available through the normal Requests for adoption process. However, you do have one of two or three options, all handled locally:
  1. Use either Special:EmailUser or the user talk page of the closing bureaucrat or another bureaucrat on that wiki (from Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat on that wiki) and request that they re-open the wiki and add you on as a bureaucrat to adopt it locally;
  2. Hold a local community vote in a prominent location, whether in the discussion forums, on a noticeboard, or some other prominent page, defining the timeframe for voting and any other parameters for a successful vote, to appoint a new bureaucrat on the wiki, in compliance with any local policies, of course, which, from my cursory look, there doesn't appear to be any; or,
  3. Hold a local community vote to adopt the wiki locally, naming new bureaucrats, and deciding whether to discard any absentee or abandoned bureaucrats.
In the case of 2 and 3, you would come back to SN here on Meta, inform the stewards of the location of the vote, and then they will close the discussion and take any actions in absence of any action by a local bureaucrat to effect the results of that vote.
Keep me updated. I'm also willing to stand for temporary bureaucrat on that wiki for the purposes of helping you guys to more fully develop your local policies governing local adoptions and appointments processes, to eliminate situations like this in the future, if requested. I can't commit to staying on as a bureaucrat on that wiki longer term, though. Dmehus (talk) 02:42, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Files on a wiki are blurry[edit | edit source]

For some reason, most files in my wiki are blurry. Why's that? - PowerDagger15 18:58, 29 June 2020

I don't remember where we discussed this and can't find the discussion, but the bottom line was: The configuration of your wiki chooses one of several methods for rendering photos (none of them perfect). The wiki software sends to your browser the photo to render (which is sometimes a small "thumbnail" photo) and your browser renders it. (I welcome a more detailed explanation from an expert.) Spıke (talk) 09:37 10-Jul-2020

Request to close Requests for Comment/Code of Conduct Commission reform[edit | edit source]

The Request for Comment is getting close to a month and is important so could a Steward please close this Request for Comment? Thanks! DeeM28 (talk) 11:09, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Category Errors[edit | edit source]

Hello, I've noticed a problem on multiple wikis where when I click on a category it shows an internal error. I believe it may be a software bug. Is there any way to fix it? Kesner (talk) 15:41, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

About my login[edit | edit source]

Hello,i'm Gustave London,and i'm having problems with my login.He says that "it looks like there was a session hijacking".Somebody help me! <Redacted> 20:59, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

@Redacted It’s probably because you have to try again.—Μπέλα2006 (talk) 21:02, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
If that fails, please clear your cookies in your browser, and then try again. -- Void Whispers 00:35, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Hey can somebody delete my account please?[edit | edit source]

I don't want to be associated with the wikis anymore, please. Ramadhan1a (talk) 04:39, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Accounts can’t be deleted, but I suppose the Stewards can lock your account so that you can’t use it. That’s what happened to Grust. How’s that sound? WickyHoney (talk) 05:26, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

That sounds nice I guess Ramadhan1a 06:14, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: WickyHoney is correct that, unfortunately, accounts cannot be deleted, but could, potentially, be locked. It may also be possible to rename your account to a random hash, similar to Wikimedia's vanished user policy. @Void:, we may not have a specific policy on vanishing, but it seems reasonable as it's common sense. Dmehus (talk) 14:13, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Deletion of wiki[edit | edit source]

Please delete this site: scpwikimc with the DM Name scpwikimcwiki I am no longer using it. ThesenatorO5-2 (talk) 12:17, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit | edit source]

Hello, I would like to request the deletion of this wiki since it has been removed as our main site via a decision from the administrators. Here is our wiki: [1]. Thanks. - AbeldenGov 19:23, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Delete this defamitory page on Rotten Websites Wiki and prevent it from being recreated.[edit | edit source]

Rotten Websites wiki haves a page on Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust and it is nothing but defamitory. They won't take it down and so I want you guys to take it down and lock it so it can't be recreated. Here's the link: Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:ad70:a620:1445:251a:5e5:865 (talkcontribs) 14:56, 11 July 2020‎

Possible lock for this user I mentioned[edit | edit source]

Hello. I am CircleyDoesExtracter.

As I looked on Rotten Websites Wiki. I saw some suspicious activity.

I then looked at the recent changes. There's a user named "JEWICIDE". I see the pages with zero changes. When I expand more, I see some vandalism. There's many evil changes like the changes that repeatedly say the F word multiple times. I even see the name is very racist. It means "Suicide to jews". That's very racist to those people. He also vandalizes many pages on RWW, like the TheTopTens page. Anyways, stewards, can you consider locking JEWICIDE? CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 22:58, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

 Done It seems that user is locked. Thank you, stewards. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 15:55, 12 July 2020 (UTC)