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Stewards' noticeboard

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 want 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.


Delete my wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello! I wish for my wiki to be deleted

I would like to recover the wiki ""[edit | edit source]

Good morning,

I am contacting you because I will wish to recover the wiki of our school. It's called "fablac". We are very disappointed not to find him again.

Thanks in advance. Have a beautiful day, Sophie

Hello and welcome! I am not a Steward, but I think your request would carry more weight if you were a registered user. Please pick a username! Spıke (talk)22:23 20-Mar-2019

How do i add a Infobox? i Know Barely anything about Coding on Wikis sadly.[edit | edit source]

Hi, i'm New here as i Moved from Wikia's Mass-Ad Festival to here which seems cleaner. Only Issue i have right now is Adding Infoboxes to my Wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Libya (talkcontribs)

Hello and welcome! Please read FAQ#How do I install infoboxes on my wiki, like Wikipedia has?. (Better yet, read the entire page!) Take care when importing code, because sometimes a template relies on other templates and you need to import them all. You're right that it's "cleaner" to edit here than at Wikia, where they are always breaking stuff. Templates are somewhat like subroutines in a programming language, and unfortunately, it will require learning about them, because even if you get them to work, you'll find you want to tweak them. Spıke (talk)13:48 23-Mar-2019

Merge users on (12)[edit | edit source]

It's-a me again with more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 23:06, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 01:08, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Change username[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to have my name changed to 令和時代 . Thanks! 賢者タイム (talk) 09:05, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

@賢者タイム: Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest :) Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:34, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry for the mistake. 賢者タイム (talk) 09:32, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Request for deletion of the wiki[edit | edit source]

The wiki seems to be encounting some problems. This problem affects everyone on the wiki, so I am requesting that this wiki be deleted. The wiki will be replaced with a new wiki. LegoMaster (talk - contribs - logs - uploads - global contribs) 11:32, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Request to poach another user's name, round 3[edit | edit source]

A month has passed since my previous request (see Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 9#Request to poach another user's name, bis). The owner of the abandoned account I am asking to poach did not respond to the notice by @Void:. Therefore, it is time to change the account "Spike the Dog" to "Spike". (I cannot request it with Special:GlobalRenameRequest because the target user name is already in use.) Spıke (talk)21:45 3-Apr-2019

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 22:44, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Spıke (talk)22:54 3-Apr-2019

Checkuser Request[edit | edit source]

We suspect a banned user from a year ago has resurfaced under another name at All The Tropes. Could we please have a checkuser against "Davey2010" and "Ariz"?

Thank you.

-- Looney Toons (talk) 12:53, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

X mark.png Declined Davey2010 will be a stale account (>90 days). John (talk) 19:25, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
@John: To kibitz, it might both be true that Davey2010 is a stale account and that Ariz has the same IP address, and that might be good for the Admin to know. Spıke (talk)00:04 9-Apr-2019
The account is stale, therefore meaning we have no data on it. John (talk) 11:14, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Turning a wiki to private[edit | edit source]

Hello! My bad that I didn't submit this wiki to private right away. Is it possible to change it now? I've tried to do it in the wiki settings but I'm getting a fatal error. Gomez(say it) 10:25, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi, we have fixed the internal error now! Please try again. Paladox (talk) 13:30, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I changed it to private, but I couldn't do anything on the wiki because every action was limited to the group member, and I couldn't change my user rights to said group. I had to go to the ManageWikiPermission page to allow bureaucrats (me) to add/remove members, then make me a member, and then finally I was able to use the site! Just saying in case someone goes through something similar. Gomez(say it) 22:02, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Multiple entries in Farmer log[edit | edit source]

@Anderlaxe: has filed multiple requests, three minutes apart, evidently to create the same wiki. Yesterday, @Daniele Pugliesi: filed multiple requests, four minutes apart, likewise. I asked her about this and she remembered requesting her wiki only once. Is there a problem in the process to request a new wiki (including problems that might induce users to use it incorrectly)? Spıke (talk)23:24 5-Apr-2019

@Spike: It's an issue generated while the page reloads to show the created request. --Anderlaxe (talk) 22:31, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
All right, but even if the cause is known, multiple requests is an unsatisfactory outcome. Is someone working on this? Spıke (talk)22:39 6-Apr-2019
Try to ask on IRC, I will relay this on Discord to the meta sysops. --Anderlaxe (talk) 22:41, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Add local permission on my wiki[edit | edit source]


I would like to receive the membership of "Grands_Bureaucrates" and "Infernom_Staff" for indefinite duration on

Thank you. --Anderlaxe (talk) 22:23, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, although you could have probably allowed for regular Bureaucrats to add these groups temporarily. -- Void Whispers 22:47, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (13)[edit | edit source]

Hello, more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 08:56, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

P.S. Also:

--Wedhro (talk) 14:02, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 19:52, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

The signature button is only visible in talk pages[edit | edit source]

I just noticed the button for adding you own signature is only visible in talk pages on This is a problem on technical pages where people add requests or reports, such as Wikipedia's Help desk, where signing in content pages is possible; the ability to easily sign is a must because most people won't bother copy/pasting the tildes and will leave unsigned messages.
Could you make it possible on, in the "Nonciclopedia" namespace?--Wedhro (talk) 09:08, 7 April 2019 (UTC) P.S.

In case it might come in handy to you, someone told me it's made by editing $wgExtraSignatureNamespaces--Wedhro (talk) 11:56, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

... and I need this also in the "Aiuto" namespace.--Wedhro (talk) 11:58, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser request - possible ban evader[edit | edit source]

Hello! There is a new account "BuddyBoy600alt" that appears from its behaviour to possibly be a ban-evasion account of user "2hadow". I request a Checkuser on the accounts. --Robkelk (talk) 14:26, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

The two accounts are technically unrelated to each other. -- Void Whispers 16:29, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Making a private wiki public[edit | edit source]

Hello! A wiki was recently created for a worldbuilding project I have called Alduria. I initially requested the wiki to be private while I wrote and set things up. How can I make the wiki that is private now public? I only want guests to be able to read through the wiki, not edit any of the articles. Would be very thankful for any help or guidance in this matter. Thank you! --Edgard (talk) 16:20, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

You can make it public with Special:ManageWiki, just uncheck the private checkbox and save the form. To restrict editing, use Special:ManageWikiPermissions to remove the edit permission from groups you don't want to be able to edit (the group "*" is everybody including anon users), and make sure that at least one group is still able to edit. -- Void Whispers 16:40, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Unable to upload[edit | edit source]

Am currently unable to upload a photo to with Special:Upload ("Could not store file "/tmp/phpB9c6R7" at "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/d/d7/Milky_the_Clown.jpg"). Are our capacity woes persisting? Spıke (talk)23:51 8-Apr-2019

@Spike: Unfortunately, it is indeed the capacity issues which have not yet been resolved due to discussions regarding what host we should choose. You can follow the progress here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:03, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (14)[edit | edit source]

Hello, more users to merge:

Also, in a few days FANDOM will close our old wiki and therefore I'll be no longer able to give 100% solid proof of an user's identity, it'll be a matter of trust (but not faith). Are there special rules for merging users I'm not aware of?--Wedhro (talk) 15:48, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

The merges are done. I'm not sure about that second part. @John, Paladox, and Reception123: for comment. -- Void Whispers 21:53, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi, here's more users. A lot will come now that the wiki is no longer private.

--Wedhro (talk) 14:37, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

There's also:

--Wedhro (talk) 18:34, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 23:37, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks but you missed this one:
--Wedhro (talk) 05:39, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Hey, sorry for the late response, I had merged the user account, but didn't rename them. This has been fixed. -- Void Whispers 16:15, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Changes to interwiki table[edit | edit source]

Thanks to Wikia kicking out uncyclopediae, many of them moved to different websites, so I need to change some entries in the interwiki table:

This one needs to be added:

Then, this users still need to be merged:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 08:05, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Wedhro Is it a global or local interwikis request? Because if it's the latter, I could do it on your wiki, what's your wiki?. On the second request, that merger must be made by a steward. 15:27, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Uh, sorry, it's intended for's local interwiki table.--Wedhro (talk) 15:58, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but the fact that many wikias have gotten new URLs will make it a global problem. Spıke (talk)17:06 20-Apr-2019
Obviously anyone is free to use my list to update their interwiki table.--Wedhro (talk) 17:10, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro As two interwikis are not from Wikia. Do you confirm to change the url? → →
The other interwikis have already been changed Ucronistaw (talk) 17:20, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Ikkjepedia was moved elsewhere because it went inactive (but it's still online); Nonsensopedia added a new domain and they said they prefer the latter (, but the other one still works. So, yes, I confirm.--Wedhro (talk) 17:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro Yes check.svg Done Ucronistaw (talk) 17:28, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
olb is still missing; I see it's in the global interwiki table but not in our local table.--Wedhro (talk) 13:29, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro If it is added, it is found in the second table. Ucronistaw (talk) 13:46, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, but I need it in the interlanguage table (the third one) otherwise it won't add an interwiki link in the sidebar and it's left as a regular link on the bottom of the page, you can see it in the home page. Sorry if I didn't made myself clear enough.--Wedhro (talk) 15:01, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro Yes check.svg Done Ucronistaw (talk) 15:42, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello! I received a message that my wiki, ranchstory, was created but it's coming up as Wiki not Found.[edit | edit source]

Hello! I received a message that my wiki, ranchstory, was created but it's coming up as Wiki not Found. Is there something I'm doing incorrectly, or is it not yet activated? Thank you for all your help! RuneTree (talk) 01:54, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Hmm, looks like the wiki was never created. Odd, but I've fixed it. -- Void Whispers 02:01, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Change to custom domain[edit | edit source]

Hey, can you move to — Preceding unsigned comment added by OldDirtyFoamer (talkcontribs) 00:08, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I think the right answer will be No. You can have your Miraheze subdomain for free. A personal domain costs money. When you get one, Miraheze can map it to your wiki here; see the FAQ. Spıke (talk)17:46 23-Apr-2019

Merge users on (15)[edit | edit source]

Hi, please merge this users:

--Wedhro (talk) 05:24, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

P.S. the same user asked to be merged also with Special:CentralAuth/Protogreco, final username "Anse1997".--Wedhro (talk) 19:13, 23 April 2019 (UTC)