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This noticeboard is only requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops', intervention. If in doubt, please try community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward

On Stewards' noticeboard (this page), you can:

  • Request a steward or Global Sysop to lock a spam only or vandalism only account. Note that for vandalism only accounts, the vandalism must meet the global standard definition for vandalism and to be a vandalism only account, there must be no or almost no constructive editing behaviour and, additionally, this behaviour should be occurring on multiple wikis
  • Report a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • Report a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per user accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • Request additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a steward, such as local interwiki administrator
  • Request a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • Request a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki
  • Report systemic Code of Conduct problems occurring by one or more user(s) on one or more wiki(s) and/or systemic Content Policy violations on one or more wiki(s). In either case, your report must link to specific revisions and, in the latter case, your report must be both thorough and comprehensive

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Why is FuturisticHub forbidden on Terrible TV Shows?[edit | edit source]

Why are pages criticising fetish art not allowed? Example: Rotten Websites Wiki[edit | edit source]

Can you shut down Controversial Wikis & Users Wiki?[edit | edit source]

If you want to know why I'm asking this. Yes, I know you guys are aware of this site but I want to tell you guys that this wiki is becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki as there's a bunch of pages on that site that violates the CoC. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you might wanna look here, so that's why I felt like it should shut down since it's becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki. I felt like you should take a lot at this site carefully and you'll see what I mean, thanks. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 14:50, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I agree, the wiki is just beating a dead horse at this point. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:36, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DuchessTheSponge Thank you for your report, which was not the first report regarding this wiki. Following discussions with other Stewards, it was agreed this that this controversialwikisanduserswiki wiki represented Content Policy violations that were systemic, serious, and pervasive, as the wiki's sole purpose was to disparage and harass a select number of existing Miraheze users. Additionally, it's also worth noting the wiki's sole bureaucrat and administrator has long since been globally locked. As such, it has now been Yes check.svg deleted. Dmehus (talk) 16:01, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! :) DuchessTheSponge (talk) 16:02, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:10, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Close wiki request[edit | edit source]

Hi. I want to close this wiki, the Roblox Rise of Nations wiki, as it is unofficial, is clearly a copycat of the real Roblox Rise of Nations wiki on FANDOM, and is currently run by RealKnockout, a former bureaucrat that is banned on our wiki for several reasons. Most of the pages are copied word for word (even some of the code is not working), and the Miraheze wiki was created on May 2021, but the FANDOM wiki was created around September 2019. Many of our staff, including the current bureaucrat of the fandom wiki, ZackRON00, gave me approval to write this message, and you can ask them for more questions. Thank you and have a nice day. TheRichSeries (talk) 17:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

First of all, the wiki has had the pages imported correctly from the Fandom version, correctly linking to the source wiki which, in turn, links to the source wiki's contributors. If I'm being honest, it sounds like you might be active on the Fandom wiki and disappointed the wiki has been forked on Miraheze. I would also remind you of Code of Conduct in your references to other users. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that is correct. Although ZackRON00 created the wiki, RealKnockout now controls it and its content, and we want it taken down because Zack has abandoned this project, and it has ended up in the his hands, without our permission. We're now focusing on building the main wiki over on FANDOM. Thank you. TheRichSeries (talk) 18:40, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
TheRichSeries I find it strange how you're reporting that wiki, considering how a user RealKnockoutSucks was created for the purpose of attacking that individual. This makes me think that there's something sketchy going on here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, Rabby here, I'm also an administrator at the FANDOM wiki. And well we have no affiliation with that account from last time we checked, it's probably one member of our community going to attack him, we don't really want to do that. We just want the wiki shut down. Rabby (talk) 18:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alrighty I logged in. Rabby (talk) 19:02, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As long as it's not on FANDOM, there's really nothing else that could or needs to be done here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:22, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you mean by nothing can be done? They are literally stealing the articles from the FANDOM wiki.
From what we've seen Realknockout just wants to steal the wiki and optimize it for Miraheze later. There is LITERALLY a user that has 1 edit saying, "Port from Fandom, will optimize for miraheze later", and on top of that they have a bunch of broken code in some user pages. You know why? Well, the source is just a port from fandom... Surely this breaks something here. Rabby (talk) 19:27, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
On top of this we already have a wiki backup on miraheze incase something goes wrong, we never gave permission for another backup. Shouldn't there be a rule against stealing wiki's from other wiki farms? Rabby (talk) 19:29, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What Copyright is the wiki under? The vast majority is under CC BY-SA, and the wiki is under that license so it depends on what license the Fandom is under ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bukkit (talk) (C) 21:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The fandom wiki appears to also be CC-BY-SA. — Arcversin (talk) 22:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I understand your concerns, but they are not doing anything wrong. They are following the legal mumbo jumbo that the license has. No action would be taken unless they are not sourcing the wiki, which is a violation of the CC-BY-SA license. Bukkit (talk) (C) 23:23, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
True, there is a staff (creator I think) of the wiki named RealKnockout. Bukkit (talk) (C) 22:28, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit: Thus making this request pretty much demoralizing what is fair use, and what's not. That's just my take on this section, considering this very fact that the wiki that Rabby and TheRichSeries are mentioning falls under that same license, meaning it's not violating anything of the sort. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:40, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit I had a talk with Fandom staff and we did notice that the copy Miraheze wiki hasn't credited the original in any article from what I've noticed.
They replaced the Fandom's version of the wiki discord server with theirs, and so on and so on. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They basically have no attributions. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This definitely won't resolve anything considering that both the FANDOM and Miraheze versions appear to be running under the CC BY-SA copyright. This is going to be marked as X mark.svg not done by an administrator if the argument doesn't cease. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:18, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Could somebody please just end this already? The direction this is heading is disaster, and I don't want this to perpetuate into some type of drama war. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:21, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Did you delete my replies? I talked with Fandom staff about this and we noticed that the other wiki [on miraheze] did not source anything. They replaced our discord server with theirs, so on and so on. They basically have no attributions.
If you guys can't delete it, that's fine. It's just a tad bit frustrating. Rabby (talk) 23:29, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rabby Yes I did, and I think I made myself clear on the licenses, so I shouldn't really be repeating myself. What's the point of processing this, when I feel like you and TheRichSeries here in this section isn't assuming good-faith, and is biting the user in question? Wouldn't it be better off if you and Rabby just simply ignored RealKnockout and go on with your day? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:42, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Rabby My apologies for DarkMatterMan4500's reverting your replies. I'm not sure why he reverted your replies, though as they were made logged out, he might've mistaken the replies as vandalism. Nevertheless, I've now suppressed those revisions. I've had a look at ronrobloxwiki and I do see that Reception123 imported the pages following a Phabricator ticket here. Now, I do note only the current revision was imported, so it's not clear to me whether this was (a) a full XML dump from Fandom's Special:Statistics page or (b) a partial XML dump based on pages RealKnockout exported. Ideally, the edit summary should also link to the source page in question, particularly in this case since we don't have full contributor history. However, if we had full contributor history, while an edit summary link would be also nice, technically speaking, we only need to have links to each page's contributors. So, after reaching out to Owen, in my community capacity, is to reach out to RealKnockout to effect remediation. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Relisted. Dmehus (talk) 14:00, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CheckUser and global lock for InfiniTwiceGeneration[edit | edit source]

This was already reported on #miraheze-cvt, but I'll post this here anyway. This user is VERY suspicious, as he has sysop on sephspacewiki despite only having one edit, and he might be a sockpuppet of the globally locked user EijiZeBoi, according to this image. Please run CheckUser. @Dmehus: @Void:MarioMario456 13:23, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

While I do agree that it does look suspicious that a user would create an account just to regain their admin status on that wiki, considering EijiZeBoi's lock was made just a little over a month ago, I will say that a brand new user shouldn't really have the admin status right away. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The screenshot is potentially a bit suspicious, but I've looked at the deleted page and it is Trevor807 asking the user if they are the other named user. The user neither confirmed or denied this to be the case; in fact, they didn't even respond. However, Trevor807 is a bureaucrat and/or sysop on that wiki, so it's not clear that this really amounts to anything. Dmehus (talk) 13:38, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Thank you for replying so quickly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:39, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: The fact that the deletion reason is "to protect identity" makes it even more suspicious. —MarioMario456 14:17, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioMario456 While that is definitely true, we shouldn't forget about another case regarding 2 users spamming "Quarrow" in their vandalism on 2 wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:19, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioMario456 Your suspicions were confirmed as well as mine. The account in question has been locked for abusing multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Locked. Dmehus (talk) 02:02, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a bunch, Dmehus. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:30, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Batch of spambots from templatewiki[edit | edit source]

— Arcversin (talk) 20:25, 3 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting wait.svg In progress... I'll make a point of focusing on this tomorrow. Thanks! Dmehus (talk) 01:59, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This also includes the list of spam-only accounts I've listed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'll Pictogram voting wait.svg work on this, with a view to finishing it, this weekend. Dmehus (talk) 14:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request Wiki Restoration[edit | edit source]

Hello,

I would like to request the restoration of a lately deleted wiki: roborne.miraheze.org

I have tried looking for requirements but I'm not sure what to do. I have downloaded the torrent backup but I doubt I needed to do that?

Best Regards Salepate (talk) 09:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Salepate Unfortunately, it seems your wiki database has already been dropped, in this batch of dropped wikis. Please advise if you wish to proceed with your wiki restoration, so I can recreate your wiki, add an interwiki prefix for the import, and request your deleted wiki be imported in a Phabricator ticket. Dmehus (talk) 05:19, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Salepate Since you hadn't requested the wiki and filed a Phabricator task, I've gone ahead, presuming it was this wiki and Yes check.svg recreated your wiki in this log action. I've also created Phabricator ticket #T7439 to restore your presumed wiki's XML dump from Reception123's delbackups on jobrunner3. One question, though, I noted the wiki was originally requested by Woli. Was that a prior account of yours, or a different user entirely? Dmehus (talk) 06:23, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Third inactivity exemption request[edit | edit source]

Today I am requesting inactivity exemption for my wikis, The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki for the third time for the following reasons:

  1. I am the only contributor on these wikis for some reason.
  2. I have been pre-occupied with other things, like helping out with the rebrand.
  3. The wikis are pretty much complete and do not necessarily need to be actively edited.
  4. The scope of the wikis in general is causing me to have trouble looking for content. It talks about good and bad episodes and characters of The Loud House, and I have tried to find reviews online but haven't been able to find many, not only that but I have pretty much got all of the general episodes.

I would like these wikis to be exempt from inactivity for these reasons. To be honest I have considered making a Request for Comment about abolishing the Dormancy policy altogether as I feel like it puts unnecessary stress on users to constantly be updating their wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:25, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blubabluba9990 Firstly, please note that this is actually only your second request. Your second request was archived by the bot prior to being relisted; thus, this is just a repost of your second request, which should be avoided. I've now Yes check.svg assessed your exemption request to Dormancy Policy. In terms of content, unfortunately, it's little changed from your first request. While you may have added additional pages, each page contains only a single sentence, some of which have a second sentence which propose to list the "bad qualities" of the episode. So, on that basis, I see insufficient content intended to be read by real people. In terms of need, while you may well be the only editor on this wiki, that alone is not the only criterion. Your wiki is also a public wiki; thus, it would be regularly backed up to the The Internet Archive as part of Reception123's regular wikibackups, which he generally does on a quarterly basis. Additionally, your wiki has yet to even go inactive, and you say yourself you're looking for contributors. Thus, should either of your wikis eventually be closed per Dormancy Policy, this would provide you up to six months to reactivate your wiki, or for someone to adopt your wiki at requests for adoption. An exemption would upend that process. So, I would rather see you focus on filling in the content on your wiki, rather than additing additional sub-stub pages, by writing well-sourced, at length encyclopedic content on each of your wiki's pages, then re-request an exemption. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 19:22, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. It is a good thing he does Internet Archive crawls of these wikis, since my biggest concern is them being lost forever. However, I want a wiki of my own, and I suggested Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki, but it got declined, and I am currently discussing it with DarkMatterMan4500, who reviewed my request. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, thank you for understanding. A slight clarification, though, yes the Internet Archive crawls wikis, but Miraheze SRE also upload XML dumps of all public wikis (generally quarterly). In regards to your latter request, that is likely because your description was not clear enough on what the content of the wiki would be. Feel free to resubmit the request, by adding to, but not replacing, your existing description, and describing how it will be different than, say, terribletvshowswiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:09, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I did and now the wiki has been created. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:28, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 Yeah, I saw that. That's good, and thank you for the update! Dmehus (talk) 00:17, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, I would also suggest regularly using Special:DataDump on each of your wikis to regularly export of your wikis, so you always have a backup of them and they can be restored should the need arise. Dmehus (talk) 19:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Closing a wiki[edit | edit source]

Could somebody please close itislamwiki?--Angelo Pisani (talk) 07:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Angelo Pisani Apologies this was missed, likely as your request was so short, it was "buried" between longer threads. Nevertheless, can you please clarify whether you are requesting closure or deletion, as both have special meanings in ManageWiki? If the latter, what is the reason for deletion and have you generated an XML dump and image backup for your wiki (if required)? Dmehus (talk) 15:43, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
"Have you generated an XML dump and image backup for your wiki?" no
The reason is because I'm bored, I'll never edit it anymore. Angelo Pisani (talk) 15:48, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Angelo Pisani Face-smile.svg Thank you. As the only contributor to this wiki and since there was very little content on this wiki, it is uninviting for someone to want have to go through a prolonged adoption process to take over this wiki. Similarly, it doesn't make sense to essentially leave this subdomain unavailable for creation as a new wiki for the full duration of Dormancy Policy. Accordingly, Yes check.svg done per the aforementioned reasons and because you are the sole contributing user to your wiki's community and have thus requested deletion. Dmehus (talk) 17:26, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request for vandal-related account[edit | edit source]

반달 바이러스 is a toxic user in osaindex, so he was globally locked. When I blocked 반달 바이러스 in my wiki, another user, 오솔이 said that he was also blocked by auto-ban (User talk:오솔이). 반달 바이러스 was the only one I've blocked recently, so I strongly suspect that 오솔이 is a sockpuppet of 반달 바이러스. I will appreciate if you can use CheckUser to 오솔이. --재미재미 (talk) 14:38, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

재미재미 Thank you for your request and for your report. I've translated, using Google Translate, this diff, which machine translates from the Korean as, "I think Meta's response is late.. In this case, can't we just unblock the Vandal Virus user? I can't log in because it's already globally locked. (Wikipedia says locking it globally is enough)." The section header translates as, "please save me," and the locked vandalism only account, vandalism only account translates as "half moon virus," which seems to jive with the machine translation. While it's not great that the user apparently used their main account to appeal their local block of their vandalism only account, it is a good-faith appeal. Could you instead reply to their request on their user talk page, telling them to review user accounts policy, not engage in vandalism, use edit summaries, and the like, then if they wish for that account to be unlocked, to e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org? Alternatively, they could also make their request here. However, based on the above, a CheckUser investigation is not required, as it's one edit that is a good-faith but procedurally out of place appeal, and also because they've apparently self-identified. Dmehus (talk) 14:52, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think he is innocent. In the upper paragraph, he says one of his family members did vandalism, and this is one of the common excuses for toxic users. Based on this, I think the appeal of the user should be rejected and the account should be locked. --재미재미 (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not making excuses, I'm telling the truth. That's unfair. Why do you want to block me? I'm sure I'm a different person and a floating IP.(Of course, the translation may be wrong because it is a Papago translation.)--오솔이 (talk) 06:50, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I want this wiki to go live FOREVER even months without editing[edit | edit source]

Can an administrator please remove the dormancy policy from ~onibuswiki, because I made a lot of content and I don't want it to be deleted, besides I'm almost finishing it. YellowFrogger (talk) 22:49, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@YellowFrogger: Your wiki has been added to the exemptions. -- Void Whispers 02:28, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
YellowFrogger I've merged your requests into one. Please note that I was in the process of assessing your request, with a view to granting your request, so there was no need to post a duplicate request. Nevertheless, this has been Yes check.svg done by Void. Dmehus (talk) 06:01, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

reporting Gay Socrates[edit | edit source]

i am reporting Gay Socrates because he spam my talk page 2 times--Andrew071117 (talk) 14:40, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

He's been annoying other users as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:44, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
he also put a bad word in his name Andrew071117 (talk) 14:52, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Gay is not a "Bad word". It is a sexuality. Bukkit (talk) (C) 17:50, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you find offensive about my username? I am gay, so therefore it is in the name and I love Socrates, so that is why I named my account here "Gay Socrates". Also, kudos to Bukkit for saying exactly what I had in mind. Gay Socrates (talk) 15:02, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Add sitenotice to horriblemusicandsongswiki[edit | edit source]

Attempt #3 of my election is now live. Add this to MediaWiki:Sitenotice on horriblemusicandsongswiki

There is currently a [[Talk:Main Page#Election attempt 3|bureaucrat election]] taking place.

MarioMario456 14:59, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done for now, as I still have to close your first election request, then initiate a new process based on the results of the consensus formed from the local discussion. I aim to do this in the next couple of days. Please remember we're all volunteers here, and to have patience. Dmehus (talk) 15:47, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I already closed the election, unintentionally on the time you scheduled. MarioMario456 16:01, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's the responsibility of local bureaucrats to close local elections. With no active bureaucrats on that wiki, it falls to a Steward. I'll review your close, but I doubt it reflects the prevailing arguments in the discussion, which need to be noted in the close and taken into consideration. Dmehus (talk) 16:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for SporeShroom2007[edit | edit source]

Violated the Code of Conduct on sephspacewiki. Here's the proof. The CoC-violating bit is this edit summary:

Created page with "{{FLTQ|They're really fucking retarded, especially MarioMario.|Tenure: June 16, 2019 - February 28, 2021}}"

 MarioMario456 04:47, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done for a couple reasons. For one thing, we would not lock an established user based on a single instance. We'd engage with the user and remind them to be civil. Dmehus (talk) 04:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dormancy Policy exemption for lhmnwiki[edit | edit source]

Wiki's custom domain: https://wlhmn.tk

Reason: Wiki made to be read

The requester's prems: Bureaucrat (confirm)

 Song Ngư MGR (talk) 11:24, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting wait.svg Working on this.... Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: And also as the wiki was build to be a documentations wiki, don't expect much people to edit.
(forgot to note that on) Song Ngư MGR (talk) 01:48, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Do you have result on this yet? '-'
There was no more cases before me. Song Ngư MGR (talk) 02:15, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Song Ngư MGR Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. Though I don't speak any Vietnamese and though some of the pages I examined are what I'd classify as stub-class articles, containing only an infobox and possibly a photo, it's clear both from the files in your wiki's File: namespace and the more than 120 pages in your wiki's (Main) namespace that there is sufficient content made to be read and viewed by real people. In terms of need, as one of only two contributing editors to this wiki, this is all met. Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted this request indefinitely as a wiki made to be read and viewed by real people and which is edited by few people. Please note that this is not a permanent exemption; rather, it is indefinite and can be changed in the future should your wiki's activity or other circumstances change. Dmehus (talk) 18:33, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I will also add the above note as a reason, but I trust you will continue to fill in the remaining pages that contain only an infobox, right? Dmehus (talk) 18:34, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I will, until I fill up every pages and the comic series come to "the end". Song Ngư MGR (talk) 00:15, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, sounds good. Face-smile.svg Thank you! Dmehus (talk) 00:35, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

remove club penguin online off the crappy games wiki[edit | edit source]

Question[edit | edit source]

What the hell is going on with this community?[edit | edit source]

I have been watching the events unfold these past few days and I have no word to describe other than it is petulant to a fault.


And I will say this: @DarkMatterMan4500: I thought better of you until that episode. You were the only person from Miraheze to actually deal with vandalism on Trollpedia and that is something I am very grateful for and to see you do what you're doing is revolting.

You should have warned Gay Socrates about their aspersion on Meta since this happened on Meta. I really do not understand why you went out of your way to remind him of that directly on his Minecraft wiki (if I recall correctly) when this did not happen there in the first place and had nothing to do with what happened on Meta. In other words, anything that happens on Meta must stay on Meta. If for whatever reason you were afraid that they did not receive the notifications, then I have to say that I am certain he does because any notif I got on Meta were when I was working on Trollpedia, otherwise, what gives? They never posted on Meta beforehand, so does it really matter if he violates a rule there once and then go on about their business? Moreover, it dawns on me that you started reverting his contributions here while repeatedly interacting with his talkpage when that did nothing, but worsen the situation.


Now, @Gay Socrates:, I don't know why you had to blow this out of proportion when that was not needed. I received an annoying comment from Dmehus on my talkpage on Trollpedia, but that does not mean I should go into a frenzy and accuse him of harassing me, that's not appropriate. DMM4500 had likely no ill-intention toward you when he contacted you via your wiki.

Consider my advice: Grow a pair, because you will likely get more of these if you grow your wiki. As a suggestion, why not open your own Mediawiki instance on a shared hosting where you are free to set your own rules? That would probably be a better option than fighting with the community here.


I think the worst part about this whole ordeal is that none of the actors who participated in this 'drama' had any agency to try to do some mediation with anyone. As a matter of fact, someone banned Gay Socrates for one day for being disruptive, notwithstanding that would not help at all. In fact, they are back and even more disruptive than before, and this is not helped by DMM4500 not dropping the stick, instead resorting to edit-warring with the user.

Additionally, I wanna thank @Andrew071117: and @MacFan4000: for not helping at all. You can keep edit-warring all day long on Gay Socrates' talkpage, but what good will it do? You are all wasting your time.


I am certainly gonna note this event on my review of Miraheze. Clearly, the juveniles here have run amok. I always thought this nonsense only affected the 'reception wikis', but this issue appears to be far more deeply embedded in Miraheze than I initially thought.

If you feel this topic might lead to a flamewar, you can pre-emptively lock it. I said my piece about this and all the parties involved have been informed as well. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 16:12, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The reason why I didn't warn him on Meta was mainly because I'm not an admin of Meta, and the problems were already resolved by the time of this writing, so yeah, I guess you can say, it was quite an episode here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:15, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
To be clear, as soon as I saw edit warring, I pinged a couple of sysops on IRC to help handle the situation. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 16:18, 10 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Technically speaking, MarioSuperstar77, you had every right to call us out, not to mention giving us great ideas that I might and/or could do in the future. (i.e. Opening a MediaWiki instance, probably referring to hosting our own MediaWiki-powered wikis and to make our own rules.) So yeah, I've been thinking about that yesterday when the update began, and we apologize on our behalf of what gave rise to the edit warring on Thursday. It wasn't just my fault, but 2 other people were to be blamed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:12, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you disable my account please?[edit | edit source]

I'm leaving Miraheze because of drama on the Reception Wikis and I was even banned from SephSpace for something I didn't even do, so I'm quitting this site. Can you please disable my account? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperStreetKombat (talkcontribs) 23:55, 10 June 2021

SuperStreetKombat I'll action this, regrettably, but if you do wish to rejoin Miraheze, it's recommended that you e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock. If you opt to create a new account in the future, please remember to abide by user accounts policy, including any locally-imposed sanctions. That being said, if you do wish to report potential Code of Conduct violations for harassment, in confidence, you can also e-mail us at the prescribed e-mail address. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:04, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
SuperStreetKombat Sorry to see you go. Farewell. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:24, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Checkuser request for the following accounts:[edit | edit source]

For Topo and 454y5, it shouldn't be that hard to find, since these diffs are just these 2 switching parts of the article (although weak at best), however, these following accounts have somehow been editing on some of the same pages, but I do hope that Rangerkid51 could provide some more information than what I've seen so far. There is at least one example of their edits being directed in one page like the one on Samuel Doe, shown here.  DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:21, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also, before I forget, there has been some instances where Anti villain and 454y5 have made edits a day apart from each other, as shown here on an article on Yahya Jammeh. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:27, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes check.svg Handled. Dmehus (talk) 17:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, but what about 454y5? Was he related to the accounts you locked, or no? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Never mind, you already Yes check.svg answered my question via Discord, with my assumption being correct. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:41, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus And now I'm really suspicious of Gigdsclasp, who has reverted my edit to the revision made by a sockpuppet, gave me and Rangerkid51 a bad attitude on Rangerkid51's talk page, and at the same time, threatened to take away Rangerkid51's privileges, even though he doesn't have the admin rights, nor the right to threaten someone. And now he's resorting to vandalism on these articles in which the previous sockpuppets have visited. I think he should be looked at as well, considering he told me to get lost in an edit summary, and is still frequently vandalizing pages that the previous sockpuppets have recently edited on. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:11, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Hope you're free to do, you know, this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock request for Geoshea[edit | edit source]

Recently, over both Miraheze and Discord, Geoshea, the creator of this wiki, has done some terrible things that I think warrant a global lock. He clearly violated the Code of Conduct:

Geoshea is a dangerous person, who has harassed and slandered many Miraheze users on and off-site. Many people including me are afraid of him and what he can do, particularly because he has a large amount of enablers (mostly users on his wiki). Please do the right thing and lock him if you think you can. ChessPiece21 (talk) 16:09, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hey there, I know you're angry at me but I'll have you know I'm not a groomer, pedophile or cyberbully at all. I regret onjohing CP back in 2019 and I never groomed KBOS at all and she is a liar. Please forgive me, I really changed and stopped doing all this shit long ago. --Geoshea (talk) 23:29, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah right. Geoshea literally sent a picture of his semen to KBOS without asking at all. He also began drawing CP before he even met KBOS. Pedophilia is one of the worst crimes of all time. Pedophilia is unforgiveable. SporeShroom2007 (talk) 01:04, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. Please note that Miraheze locks based on evidence of misconduct on-wiki and not because someone did something on other platforms (even if we did, the evidence you provided so far would not be enough). You may block Geoshea locally if you wish to do so. The allegations do however seem serious so I would think it would be appropriate to contact Discord Trust and Safety with your report as since it allegedly happened on their platform they would be best to deal with this. If you have any evidence of any global policy violations on Miraheze please let us know. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:58, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

error in wiki[edit | edit source]

Only on the wiki where I manage ([1]) had a fatal error but it doesn't go back to normal anymore. YellowFrogger (talk) 00:18, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger Please file a task on Phabricator. MediaWiki internal errors and similar technical errors are in scope of Site Reliability Engineering. You can link to this stewards' noticeboard request in your Phabricator ticket for context and reciprocally link to the Phabricator ticket by way of a reply to this thread. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:46, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MediaWiki internal error[edit | edit source]

MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [40436c0b89445b148f0bb7f1] 2021-06-13 00:13:47: Fatal exception of type "InvalidArgumentException"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.

Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 00:36, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hugo Ar Please file a task on Phabricator. MediaWiki internal errors and similar technical errors are in scope of Site Reliability Engineering. You can link to this stewards' noticeboard request in your Phabricator ticket for context and reciprocally link to the Phabricator ticket by way of a reply to this thread. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:45, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus, thank you. The request is ready: T7453. Very kind to advise. Greetings. Hugo Ar (talk) 01:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hugo Ar That's Yes check.svg great. Face-smile.svg Thank you very much. :) Dmehus (talk) 01:07, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The error no longer appears. Everything seems to be working normally now. I already notified Phabricator. Thanks. Greetings. Hugo Ar (talk) 01:25, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Yeah, likely it was reported or caught by someone else and repaired. It's good to have a ticket for it, though. Dmehus (talk) 01:26, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete wikis[edit | edit source]

I'd like to delete my two wikis before -- enrs and prp (.miraheze.org) because I do not need them now. The two wikis have only my contributions and they are closed. Zes M Young (talk) 02:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anybody? Zes M Young (talk) 08:39, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Zes M Young Which two wikis would you like deleted? Can you provide links to each wiki? Also, have you generated XML and/or image dump backups of your wikis, or if not required, some confirmation to that effect would be helpful. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 15:08, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
reply to Dmehus, I've already provided in the talk above. (Now I underlined)
They are https://enrs.miraheze.org and https://prp.miraheze.org.
Now I'm sure I no more need them. Please delete both of them. Thanks. 杨哲思 () 12:11, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Zes M Young Face-smile.svg Thank you. The way in which you'd formatted the subdomains above, it was unclear if those were the actual subdomains or abbreviations of the same. In any case, as the only contributor to these wikis, these are now Yes check.svg deleted (#1 and #2) per your articulated reason and the preceding. Dmehus (talk) 14:24, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global lock for Garrett Crowe[edit | edit source]

This user, apart from being an SJW, seems to be a harassment-only account. See the comment log in all blocked wikis. MarioMario456 03:33, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

For context if anyone is interested, that's why he got blocked: https://rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Antifa&diff=prev&oldid=44977. That is so petty as hell.
I hope he does not get locked over that. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 14:12, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Additionally, he got blocked across multiple wikis because they are all run by the same people. This is Reddit-tier nonsense and shows that this report should be taken with a grain of salt. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 14:15, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
X mark.svg Not done as the evidence here is insufficient to warrant a global lock. I'm not even really seeing enough for a firm warning as to the Code of Conduct. As MarioSuperstar77 said, Stewards do take Reception wiki block reasons with a "grain of salt," and we both consider and measure the evidence against our global policies. I would additionally remind the complainant of the Code of Conduct, and that filing spurious and/or unsubstantiated reports, especially if done repeatedly, would consistute a breach of that policy. Dmehus (talk) 14:38, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus I've changed those block settings as it didn't sit right with me, and I left the user's talk page open on one of them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:46, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DarkMatterMan4500 Thanks, but to be honest, looking at the reason for the block, I'm not convinced this was even a good local block. It seems like the user was blocked for undoing an administrator's category tagging. Personally, as a local community member, I'd suggest unblocking them on affected wikis, and guide them to the Qualitipedia wiki rules via one of their local user talk pages. Dmehus (talk) 14:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, I switched it to a week only to allow the user to appeal directly on their talk page. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:54, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Face-smile.svg Thank you. That's better. One week for such a minor single infraction, with an open user talk page, is much better. Dmehus (talk) 14:55, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And as a bonus, I've unblocked him on the other wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:59, 16 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki undeletion[edit | edit source]

Per request by SPEEDYBEAVER, please undelete reverserottenwebsiteswiki. — Arcversin (talk) 12:07, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Arcversin Thank you for your request to undelete reverserottenwebsiteswiki. That wiki was likely deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy per lack of community interest and/or because it was a duplication of Fresh Websites Wiki. As Content Policy allows for only significant or substantial content forks of existing wikis in limited circumstances (and usually involving some sort of mediation), I'd rather see SPEEDYBEAVER hold a local discussion with the Fresh Websites Wiki community on freshwebsiteswiki. Additionally, that community may well have had a discussion to wind down and merge reverserottenwebsiteswiki into freshwebsiteswiki, so if that is the case, another discussion is certainly not only desired but warranted. Dmehus (talk) 15:26, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@SPEEDYBEAVER: Please see above. — Arcversin (talk) 15:31, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Massive flood of spambots have been wreaking havoc and they need to be dealt with as soon as possible:[edit | edit source]

There's been a number of cross-wiki spam-bots coming into some of our wikis and even on the snapwikiwiki, and I was hoping that either Void or another fellow Steward could squash them and lock them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

They will be. The abuse logs are doing their job, though. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus Okay, fair enough. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:57, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Exemption from the Dormancy Policy[edit | edit source]

https://energywithin.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

We would like to be exempted from the dormancy policy. We genuinely care for our wiki and have been very passionate about our roleplays for over 4 years at this point with content widening to almost 500 pages, but we are only two people actively editing a colossal wiki that is ever expanding and we really need our mental health breaks from time to time. We want to respectively request that you exempt us from the dormancy policy for our mental health, so we don't have to worry about the wiki we've spent so hard to build over all these years to be deleted. Thank you, and have a nice day.Zamasu (talk) 18:00, 13 June 2021 (UTC) Zamasu (talk) 18:00, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Zamasu Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, as one of only two contributing editors to this wiki, that is likely met on its own per your articulated reason; however, as it's a private wiki, it won't be backed up to The Internet Archive on a generally quarterly basis as part of Reception123's wiki public wiki wikibackups that he does. In terms of sufficient content intended to be read, while I've only examined a handful of your wiki's pages (due to the sheer breadth of the content available), this, too, is easily met as the pages examined are all either start- or C-class (or above). Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted this on an indefinite basis as a wiki intended to be read by real people and which is minimally by edited by few editors. Please note that this exemption is not permanent, and is subject to revision should your wiki's activity or other circumstances change. Please also advise us of the same, too. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Exemption from Dormancy Policy request:[edit | edit source]

Could my Trashy Vyond Videos Wiki be exempted from dormancy/inactivity per the Dormancy Policy upon a reasonable request? I wouldn't want that wiki to go to waste, as it's the most active wiki I've ever self-requested and self-approved. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:41, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, by your own admission, your wiki is the "most active wiki [you've] ever self-requested," so I don't find there is sufficient need on that basis. Additionally, as a public wiki, it is regularly backed up and posted to The Internet Archive, so that is an additional reason for lack of need. In terms of content, I don't find there is sufficient encyclopedic quality content intended to inform and be read by real people, so I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done. Dmehus (talk) 00:14, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, I might close this request up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:24, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No need to close it formally. It can just naturally move up the noticeboard until the bot archives it. Dmehus (talk) 00:26, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Right....
If it was actually dormant, then I could've requested it. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:27, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, that might show more of a need, perhaps, but there is also the question of sufficient quality content intended to inform and be read by real people. Commonly, for the Reception wikis such as this, most local administrators just regularly generate an XML dump and image backup using Special:DataDump on their wikis. Dmehus (talk) 00:30, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for re-adding of bureaucrat flag[edit | edit source]

I am not sure how it happened but I lost my bureaucrat flag on my wiki. Can someone re add it? Nightwolf1223 (talk) 00:31, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Nightwolf1223 Yes check.svg Done. It looks like your abuse filter #1 needs some fine-tuning, so I have additionally Yes check.svg removed the revocation actions from the filter to prevent this from happening again. Dmehus (talk) 00:44, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request to delete 2 of my wikis.[edit | edit source]

I would like both elementalwiki and myceliumwiki to be deleted. For Elemental Wiki, there are not a lot of stuff to put in. For Mycelium, at first I planned to make Mycelium a place of stuff which only admins can edit but I didn't have my own website at the time, so I decided to use Miraheze and make the wiki read-only. But now that I have my own website, I will move the wiki into my website. Anpang (talk) 02:53, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anpang As the only contributor to each of these wikis, it's clear these are your personal wikis, so this is Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). I also noticed you didn't generate a dump for elementalwiki, but I assumed you didn't need one as there weren't many pages for that one at all. Dmehus (talk) 03:06, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Anpang (talk) 03:08, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:09, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User Reception Wikis were a bad idea, but what happened?[edit | edit source]

Hide my name please[edit | edit source]

Go to https://bn.gyaanipedia.com/wiki/বিশেষ:অবদান/আফতাবুজ্জামান you will see I have edits there but I never edited there. It's looks like they imported those from bnwiki. bn.gyaanipedia.com mostly a spamming site (as far as I seen), I don't want to associate my name in there. Please hide my name from imported edits. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 02:04, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is a bit unconventional, but I suppose I could revision delete or oversight your username on your imported contributions, but I can't remove your account completely from that wiki. Will that work for you? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:55, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Yes, please do. It will be great. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 15:54, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright violation[edit | edit source]

I found large number of copyright violation on https://bn.gyaanipedia.com/. They imported whole Banglapedia book (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banglapedia don't confuse with Bengali Wikipedia) and licensed it under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)!! The book is not in PD yet (see copyright notice). Please delete.

https://bn.gyaanipedia.com/wiki/%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B6%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%B7:%E0%A6%B2%E0%A6%97?type=import&user=Shaunak+Chakraborty&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&subtype= আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 02:18, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

আফতাবুজ্জামান Can you please link to me the specific page(s) on Bengali Gyannipedia that have copied the Banglapedia book without permission? I don't speak Bengali, unfortunately, so trying to look through the import logs to find specific pages would be very difficult. Dmehus (talk) 02:53, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
আফতাবুজ্জামান, I would say that it is too hard for the stewards to identify the copyrighted material especially when they don't know the language in which the copyrighted material is. It would be better to specify the pages which have been directly imported. I assume that the above link is the link to the import log as done by Shaunak Chakraborty? Mazzaz (talk) 05:46, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Here is the list. Delete all of pages. In case if you have any doubt, please compare that page's text with https://bn.banglapedia.org/index.php/[that page title here]. Thanks. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:23, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. That's quite the list. It would be impracticable to review every page against the apparent original on Banglapedia. Noting that each page has been categorised as [[Category:Banglapedia]], I believe it's safe to assume they're all pages imported from the copyrighted Banglapedia. I've left this note for Shaunak Chakraborty to provide satisfactory, verifiable, and authoritative evidence that Banglapedia has authorized him to redistribute the content under a compatible CreativeCommons or CreativeCommons-equivalent license no later than 20 June 2021. As such, I'm placing this Symbol wait.svg on hold until 20 June 2021, at which point I will prepare a Phabricator task to remove the pages as it is just sheerly too much for a Steward to do manually. Dmehus (talk) 20:06, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Thank you. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 19:19, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

As such, I'm placing this Symbol wait.svg on hold until 20 June 2021, at which point I will prepare a Phabricator task to remove the pages as it is just sheerly too much for a Steward to do manually.

DUDE, my man why don't you download and run some maintenance Python script to delete all the offending pages quickly. It is sooo easy like I'm sure you know how to use Python bro lol. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 05:27, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Firstly, though it's less likely Shaunak Chakraborty has a license to reprint that copyrighted content, I wanted to provide a short window of opportunity to do that, in case that is the case. Secondly, Stewards do not have shell access to the server. While there's no Python script, there's a MediaWiki PHP maintenance script, deleteBatch.php, that SRE can run at the request of either Stewards or local wiki bureaucrats. I will be preparing a Phabricator task shortly. Dmehus (talk) 15:05, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unfairly blocked from Qualitipedia[edit | edit source]

I am posting this here because MarioMario456 has not responded to the message I sent him on Horrible Music & Songs Wiki. So basically, on Best Shows & Episodes Wiki, I added Prehibernation Week to the list of good SpongeBob episodes. However, DuchessTheSponge reverted the edit and blocked me. And I am now blocked across all of Qualitipedia even though I did nothing wrong. This is, however, not the first time. Duchess has hated me since before we even met, and I have no idea why. He has blocked me in the past for wanting Prehibernation Week deleted from Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki because it has majority positive reception. That is not all: A while ago, me and Duchess had an agreement that Encyclopedia SpongeBobia's page on Fresh Websites Wiki would be renamed to Encyclopedia SpongeBobia (2007-2019, 2021-present), but when I was blocked he reverted it back to just Encyclopedia SpongeBobia. He has also gotten angry at me for reverting one of his edits and as said above for wanting Prehibernation Week to be deleted from Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki because it is a well-liked episode. Not only that, but the things I have been blocked for on all of the wikis are not even listed as rules on the main page of each wiki, so there is no rule saying I can't revert an admin's edit or can't ask for a page to be deleted due to it being well liked. And that most certainly does not justify a block from every single Qualitipedia wiki. Additionally, my block summary says I “caused drama” even though that never happened. As I said above, I told MarioMario456 about this on Horrible Music & Songs Wiki but he hasn't responded. So I need Stewards to jump in and resolve this, because it does not seem like I am able to communicate with the other admins, and DuchessTheSponge keeps on reverting my edits on his talk page. This has gotten completely out of my control and it needs to stop. Me and Duchess need to find a way to agree to disagree and co-exist even though he doesn't want to co-exist with me. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:16, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This likely does need some Steward-assisted mediation, as there is clearly a three-way cross-wiki dispute between the three editors, and, in my view, DuchessTheSponge and MarioMario456 have an unfair advantage in blocking you on wikis to which you've never contributed or contributed minimally. My preference would be to see them revert your blocks, limiting the block(s) only on wiki(s) where you violated your unblock conditions specifically, and then see you not contribute to those wikis, focusing on your wikis. Dmehus (talk) 21:31, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Blubabluba9990 Yeah, that was what my main issue with those blocks handed against you was about, and didn't really agree 100% with those blocks handed to you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:48, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Just checked one of the wikis you were blocked on and you didn't even edit there, so what's the point?--Iron Sword 23 (talk) 21:57, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Exactly! Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:20, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The thing is though I do want to contribute to those wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:22, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And it isn't really three way since MarioMario456 is taking Duchess's side Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:24, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This is pretty much just between me and Duchess, as he is the one who originally blocked me before MarioMario456 blocked me again even though I was already blocked for some reason. The best solution would probably be to have DuchessTheSponge be demoted from bureaucrat and admin on the Qualitipedia wikis, that way he cannot abuse his power and target me. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:27, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That's not going to happen, at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well then we should consider some other options. I am quite tired of Duchess hating me. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:18, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I think he should be unblocked as well. BookFandumb1 (talk) 01:20, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
BookFandumb1 I don't blame you at all. I can understand why Trevor807 and DuchessTheSponge both hate him, but the reasons are just borderline drama-related issues involving the 3 parties (excluding Trevor807). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:25, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Trevor doesn't hate me. It is really only Duchess who hates me. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 14:58, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@BookFandumb1: Maybe you can try to talk to Duchess, since Duchess will not let me talk to him (whenever I messaged him on his talk page on Meta about the blocks he reverted the edit). Duchess seems to trust you. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:00, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I think I remember the Mario guy blocking you indefinitely from one of the wiki and although I checked your contributions I couldn't find the offending contribution that would warrant this permanent block.
Or, I am misremembering and it was Duchess, regardless these bureaucrats need to be checked because they don't seem to run those wikis as you would expect from a competent moderation team.
They are still stuck on Reddit or FANDOM since that is how they operate ban first, then ask questions later. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 05:33, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MarioSuperstar77 Yeah, neither did I. And I'm sorry about the edit warring that occurred a week or so ago, if you haven't read it already. And replying to Blubabluba9990's reply to me on this thread, yeah that's sort of the issue at hand. I could see why, but you're not too much of an issue. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:38, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I mean the only admin I actually have a problem with is Duchess, but Duchess seems to hate me even though I don't hate him. Also yeah, I really do not think that what I did warrants a block, since I was unaware that Prehibernation Week was a controversial episode since I have seen mostly positive reviews about the episode. DuchessTheSponge has a grudge against me, and I really do not know where it stems from. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:30, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I still do not think I did anything blockworthy though. I wouldn't count adding Prehibernation Week to the list of good SpongeBob episodes on Best Shows & Episodes Wiki blowing my last chance, especially since like I said, I was unaware that it was against the rules. So I still think I should be unblocked from Qualitipedia.
Also, like I said, I have things to do on Qualitipedia, since I have to help out with this rebrand and I have pages to create. Also, deleting my userpages was completely unnecessary. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:33, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It is also never stated on the rules on the main page of Best Shows & Episodes Wiki that I cannot add Prehibernation Week to the list of good SpongeBob episodes. Many of the things I have been blocked for are not outlined on the Main Pages of the Qualitipedia wikis as against the rules. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:35, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have actually considered possibly retiring from the Reception Wikis since the drama surrounding me and my conflicts with Duchess have become too much of a hassle. I also would like for my userpages and all of my other pages that got mass deleted when I was blocked to be restored, and to be unblocked, but when I finish helping out with the rebrand I can officially retire. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:13, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Your userpage should not have been deleted, and I still think the blocks were unfair. BookFandumb1 (talk) 23:09, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with BookFandumb1. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:18, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for re-adding of bureaucrat role[edit | edit source]

Accidentally deleted the bureaucrat role while trying to clean up others for simplicity. Could I have it added back / to me? Thank you! Apinkoctopus (talk) 22:59, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Apinkoctopus Yes check.svg Re-added. Additionally, I have also locally recreated your bureaucrat user group in accordance with the default permission settings for the group. If changing around your user groups in the future, especially those with the managewiki user right, ensure you have another group with that user right before deleting the unneeded group. It's also highly recommended that you not grant your top-level user group the ability to remove that group. Instead, Stewards are requested to remove the top-level user group via this noticeboard. This is to prevent inadvertent bureaucrat bit removals, but also to ensure removals are done in accordance with your wiki's community established rules. Dmehus (talk) 23:49, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! Apinkoctopus (talk) 01:51, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 02:01, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Translations and data-nosnippet for the central notice[edit | edit source]

The central notice currently has a couple of issues:

  1. There's no link to give people a way to translate the notice. Previous notices used to, as can be seen for this one. In fact, looking at the source code for the current notice, it looks like the notice hasn't even been made translatable at all.
  2. The text has not been wrapped in <span data-nosnippet></span>. This is needed so that search engines, like Google, won't use the text from the notice as the snippet for search results. This issue was actually previously brought up for another notice in phab:T6840, and it'd be nice if that could be remembered.

K599 (talk) 01:47, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

That's a good point that a Steward could look into. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:39, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Add DarkMode CSS to MediaWiki:Global.css for CentralNotice[edit | edit source]

Currently, the toggle for dismissing the CentralNotice banners is being almost hidden (giving it a closer look reveals the button) by the DarkMode extension which is a default extension. Could you please add the following code to the Global.css (provided by GlobalCssJs extension) so that the button is not hidden: .client-dark-mode {

   #cnotice-toggle-box {
      filter: invert( 1 ) hue-rotate( 180deg );

} ? And just in case you want to worry about old browsers, you should also define the -webkit-filter property with the same value. R4356th 3,380 Local Contributions Logged Actions CentralAuth (talk) 17:01, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

R4356th This is a reasonable request, so has been Yes check.svg done. I missed adding the top line, so that has also been Yes check.svg fixed, though VisualEditor/MediaWiki did warn me that it contained error(s) (didn't say what error(s)). Nevertheless, it's been added anyway, as it was likely/possibly just referencing your added note below. The GlobalCssJs extension is, I think, a default extension, if I'm not mistaken, so this fix should only work on wikis that have the extension enabled, correct? Dmehus (talk) 17:29, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The change does not work due to a bug, a closing bracket is required. As for GlobalCssJs, yes, I think you are correct. R4356th 3,380 Local Contributions Logged Actions CentralAuth (talk) 03:41, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've done an actual fix, the proposed CSS is not valid. My fix works when loaded, but I'm not sure MediaWiki:Global.css is updating that quickly. -- Void Whispers 20:31, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can you make me an autoconfirmed user or member on all of Qualitipedia Wikis[edit | edit source]

I just logged in and I would start editing Gilimaster69 (talk) 07:06, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Gilimaster69 Typically, you'd be autoconfirmed automatically when you make around 10 edits or have been active for 4 days, but nonetheless, I have Yes check.svg granted you the confirmed status on one wiki, of course. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:58, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Face-smile.svg Thank you, DarkMatterMan4500. Gilimaster69, please ensure you read & adhere to each wiki's local rules (typically posted on the Main Page of each wiki), use edit summaries explaining your edits, and discuss any potentially controversial planned edits first on companion talk pages. Dmehus (talk) 15:44, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I will I can't wait to start this adventure also remember me from discord Gilimaster69 (talk) 16:05, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Gilimaster69 Who were you on Discord? Dmehus (talk) 16:07, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Dmehus, it was Gilimaster69 on discord when I was trying to get the link for Qualitipedia server, remember me Gilimaster69 (talk) 16:22, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request the deletion of these wikis[edit | edit source]

  • hispano76.miraheze.org
  • hispano76privado.miraheze.org
  • hispano76data.miraheze.org
  • ucronias.miraheze.org
  • ucronidata.miraheze.org

Due to some bugs noticed and I would like to restart my projects from scratch to reorganize my projects in the hope that I can continue editing them with more planning. I already have a backup of the existing content and therefore it can be deleted without any problems. Hispano76 (talk) 00:08, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hispano76 Yes check.svg Deleted five (5) wikis per your above request and reasoning. Note that the databases have not yet been dropped, so if you are wanting to recreate them sooner than approximately two weeks from now, you will need to request Site Reliability Engineering force through the databases being dropped earlier than that. This can be done, typically, with a Phabricator request, or you can just direct message Reception123. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 14:15, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]