Requests for Comment

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Requests for Comment
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RfC
Requests for Comments are an easy way to gather community feedback and to form community consensus on certain proposals, ideas, and issues. Requests for Comments can be used for a variety of purposes where the community should be consulted. Please read the Requests for Comment Policy before participating or initiating a Request for Comment.

Before starting a RfC

  • If you are requesting Stewards to take a certain action, consider Steward requests first.
  • Have you gotten feedback on your idea from the Community Portal?
  • For technical requests, keep in mind that the biggest obstacle is not necessarily community consensus, but someone being available to actually do the work.

RfC creation instructions

  1. To create a new RfC, type the name of the RfC you want in the below box and click "New Proposal". Make sure you do not use a name that is already taken.
  2. Describe the RfC in detail and save the page with the status set to draft if there has not been any discussion of the idea yet.
    • This is encouraged by the RfC Policy; an RfC that skips this step is likely to not go anywhere.
  3. Add the RfC to the draft requests section of this page.
  4. Once the idea has been adequately discussed, either on the draft or elsewhere, the status can be set to open and the request moved to the open requests section.
  5. Update Meta:RecentChanges/Community with the link to newly created RfC.

Open requests

None currently.


Draft requests


Closed requests

Requests for Comment can have any of these scopes:

  • Global: All of Miraheze
  • Meta: Applies only to meta.miraheze.org
  • Wiki: Applies to a specific wiki (other than Meta)
  • Spaces: Applies to Miraheze Spaces and users of those platforms

Action taken

Year Scope Request Close Date
2024 Global Community Governance Policies 2024-07-04
2024 Global Global groups reform 2024-06-30
2024 Global Username and User Account Policies 2024-06-28
2024 Meta Removal of rights from self 2024-04-24
2024 Global Changes to Requests for Comment Policy 2024-03-09
2024 Global WikiTide Foundation Community Directors 2024-03-09
2024 Global Omnibus Rights Changes 2024-03-09
2024 Global Content and Dormancy Policies 2024-03-07
2024 Global Unregistered (IP) editing‎ 2024-02-11
2024 Meta Meta translation reform 2024-01-22
2024 Meta Meta usergroups reform 2024-01-14
2023 Global Reorganization of Miraheze 2024-01-02
2023 Global Global ban for Naleksuh 2023-06-07
2023 Global OAuth policy 2023-05-22
2023 Global Changes to wiki creators (2) 2023-05-16
2023 Global Amendments to Canvassing Policy 2023-05-15
2023 Global Premium offerings 2023-05-02
2023 Global Wiki governance and local elections 2023-04-13
2023 Meta User close policy amendments 2023-04-12
2023 Global Code of Conduct reform 2023-01-24
2022 Global Minor Content Policy amendments 2022-12-28
2022 Global Lower requirements for global Interwiki administrator 2022-12-28
2022 Global CVT intervention 2022-12-28
2022 Global Community portals on new wikis 2022-12-28
2022 Global Close the other reception wikis 2022-10-19
2022 Global Content Policy reform 2022-09-13
2022 Global Global rollbackers 2022-09-10
2022 Global Global bans 2022-08-20
2022 Meta Meta bans RfC 2022-08-20
2022 Global Global renamers 2022-08-16
2022 Global Miscellaneous RfGR and WC rules 2022-06-19
2022 Global Global ban for ApexAgunomu 2022-06-16
2022 Meta Endorsement of Meta conventions 2022-05-24
2022 Meta Amending the Meta administrator revocation criteria 2022-02-17
2022 Global Requests for Comment 2022-02-07
2021 Meta Local IP Block Exemption 2021-12-28
2021 Global Changes to the Dormancy Policy (2) 2021-12-16
2021 Global Changing the Powered by Miraheze footer button 2021-11-22
2021 Global Improvements for notification of global discussions 2021-11-08
2021 Global Landing page redesign 2021-11-08
2021 Global Community Directors (Amendments) 2021-10-19
2021 Spaces Replacement of default chat platform in WebChat extension 2021-06-30
2021 Meta Icons and wordmarks 2021-06-15
2021 Spaces IRC 2021-05-23
2021 Global Abolish the Code of Conduct Commission 2021-04-19
2021 Spaces Discord RfC 2 2021-04-19
2020 Meta Autopatroller group split 2020-08-30
2020 Global Code of Conduct Commission reform 2020-07-11
2020 Global Prohibit hate-based wikis 2020-07-03
2020 Global CVT reform 2020-05-19
2020 Global Harassment Guidelines 2020-04-10
2020 Global Community Ban for PlavorSeol 2020-03-11
2020 Meta User close policy 2020-02-23
2019 Global Community Directors 2019-12-02
2019 Global Examknow 2019-11-07
2019 Global RfCU process 2019-10-15
2019 Global No open proxies policy 2019-10-15
2019 Global Username policy (2) 2019-10-02
2019 Global CVT policy 2019-08-26
2019 Spaces Discord RfC 1 2019-08-16
2019 Meta Meta administrator and bureaucrat policies 2019-06-28
2019 Global Interwiki-admin changes 2019-06-28
2019 Global Changes to the Dormancy Policy 2019-05-18
2018 Global Future of Wikicreators 2018-09-09
2018 Global Miraheze Commons - a common image repository for Miraheze 2018-08-04
2018 Global Interwiki links editing 2018-07-31
2017 Global Amendment of Code of Conduct, September 2017 2017-10-31
2017 Global Review exception to LP ban and reban them 2017-05-20
2017 Global Changes to CVT group 2017-05-15
2017 Global Code of Conduct 2017-05-06
2017 Global Allow exception to LP ban 2017-04-16
2017 Global User accounts and addresses 2017-01-19
2017 Global Community imposed ban on User:Lawrence-Prairies 2017-01-19
2016 Global Stewards 2016-12-10

No action

Year Scope Request Close Date
2024 Global De-bureaucratization and efficiency 2024-06-22
2024 Meta Community portal 2024-06-22
2024 Global Global Captcha Exempt 2024-06-21
2024 Global Global Sysop reform 2024-06-02
2024 Meta Meta extended confirmed users 2024-05-17
2024 Global Global Sysop reform (usurped) 2024-05-12
2024 Global Miraheze's name and branding 2024-05-06
2024 Global Global Interface Editor 2024-05-06
2024 Global Reception wikis 2024-03-29
2024 Global Wiki broadness thresholds, Dormancy Policy timeframes and miraHow controversy 2024-03-10
2024 Meta Move RfRW to the Steward requests subpage 2024-03-08
2024 Global Miraheze redesign 2024-03-04
2024 Meta New fonts on Miraheze Meta body content 2024-03-03
2024 Global Preload certain templates by default for newly created wikis 2024-03-01
2024 Global Update “Hosted by Miraheze” at bottom of wikis 2024-02-26
2023 Wiki Second Attempt to Shut Down the Horrible Music Wiki 2024-01-22
2023 Global Add Caveat to Duplicate Wiki Policy 2024-01-14
2023 Global Future of Miraheze 2023-12-22
2023 Global Changes to the Dormancy Policy (4) 2023-06-25
2023 Global Premium offerings (in-house proposal) 2023-06-25
2023 Global Add image dump requests section to Stewards' noticeboard 2023-06-23
2023 Global Changes to wiki creators 2023-05-10
2023 Spaces Electing IRC Group Contacts 2023-04-12
2023 Wiki Close the Fire Emblem: The Tabletop RPG wiki and merge into The Fire Emblem Wiki 2023-04-12
2023 Global Merge the generalized encyclopedias together 2023-03-09
2023 Global Endorsing TestWiki as an official project 2023-02-24
2023 Global Allow certain reception wiki types to be created 2023-02-24
2023 Global Use of Wikipedia policy on Miraheze 2023-02-23
2023 Global Creation of global page deletion requests page for Global Administrators 2023-01-12
2023 Global Give Global Sysops interwiki rights 2023-01-10
2023 Global Do not grant oversight rights when MediaWiki 1.39.1 is released 2023-01-05
2022 Wiki Shut down the Horrible Music Wiki 2022-12-28
2022 Global Involved discussion closure 2022-12-28
2022 Global Move GlobalUserPages To Meta 2022-12-16
2022 Meta Topic ban Qualtipedia 2022-10-27
2022 Global Wikis with a fork of Wikimedia 2022-10-12
2022 Global ApexAgunomu global ban appeal 2022-10-06
2022 Global Global ban for Blubabluba9990 (2) 2022-09-30
2022 Global Allowing content forks in certain situations 2022-09-28
2022 Global Allowing blog posts to be made here 2022-07-31
2022 Global Alternatives For Current Loginwiki 2022-07-08
2022 Global Replace reCAPTCHA with another CAPTCHA 2 2022-07-01
2022 Global Some comments on account registration and verification code 2022-06-29
2022 Global Global ban for Matttest 2022-06-20
2022 Global Request for Oversight Authority 2022-06-06
2022 Global The comments sever(s) for users who are in Chinese Mainland 2022-04-03
2022 Global Miraheze official QQ groups or channel 2022-04-03
2022 Global Changes to the Dormancy Policy (3) 2022-02-20
2022 Meta User rights changes 2022-02-17
2022 Global Miraheze Data - a common structured data repository for Miraheze 2022-02-13
2022 Global Replace reCAPTCHA with another CAPTCHA 2022-02-12
2022 Global Allow users to get admin when adopting a wiki 2022-01-30
2022 Global Affiliate with Grifkuba 2022-01-23
2022 Global Noticeboard for local blocks/global locks/incidents 2022-01-23
2021 Global Creating a blocking policy for all wikis 2021-12-20
2021 Global Central notice changes 2021-11-30
2021 Global Dormancy policy exception for wikis larger than 1,000 articles and 10,000 edits 2021-10-13
2021 Global Restore old CAPTCHA 2021-10-09
2021 Global Window between wiki requests 2021-10-09
2021 Global Community Disputed Wiki Closures 2021-08-30
2021 Global Global ban for Blubabluba9990 2021-07-20
2021 Global Adding Reception Wikis as a separate wiki category 2021-07-04
2021 Global Abolishing the Dormancy Policy 2021-06-13
2021 Global Allow global sysops to globally rename users 2021-05-14
2020 Global Ban Foe Requests 2020-10-27
2020 Global Topic ban Reception wikis 2020-10-11
2020 Global Global rollback group 2020-08-21
2020 Global Require that RfCs undergo a public comment period 2020-08-05
2020 Meta Meta Interface Admin Group 2020-07-11
2020 Wiki Opt in Miraheze Login to Global Sysop administration 2020-06-28
2020 Global Examknow appeal 2020-04-28
2020 Global NordVPN 2020-04-10
2019 Global Harassment 2020-02-23
2019 Global Examknow followup 2019-12-02
2019 Global Changes in some restricted settings 2019-11-11
2019 Global CVT changes 2019-08-08
2019 Meta Blocking policy 2019-07-07
2019 Global Changes to the Content Policy 2019-07-01
2019 Global Eligibility criteria to apply for CVT and Steward 2019-06-10
2019 Global Amendment of Stewards policy and Proposing yearly steward elections 2019-05-18
2019 Global A request to add more admins and stewards 2019-04-22
2018 Global Enable Semantic MediaWiki configuration 2018-09-02
2018 Global Globally mutual interwiki links among all Miraheze wikis 2018-08-03
2017 Global Username policy 2018-02-25
2017 Global Amanda ban appeal 2017-11-22
2017 Global Change to Steward Policies 2017-04-04
2017 Meta Policy to document ALL existing policies on Meta 2017-03-14
2017 Global Global on-wiki chat software 2017-03-14
2017 Global Reverse community ban on User:Lawrence-Prairies 2017-02-17
2017 Global Include a top-level category link in the sidebar 2017-01-13
2017 Global CU and OS local policy 2017-01-09
2017 Global Global user rights 2017-01-06
2016 Global CheckUser and Oversight 2016-12-10
2016 Meta File 2016-12-04