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Database error[edit | edit source]

A new user wants to join in my wiki Tanukipedia.

But database query error occurs. It says "A database query error has occured. This may indicate a bug in software." Therefore, he can't create new account.

This error occurs in Not Only Tanukipedia but also Meta. [1]

--TANUKI (talk) 12:33, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Error[edit | edit source]

Whenever I try to create a wiki, it gives me this:

[e2392b23ae3395ae88534926] 2018-11-21 21:29:36: Fatal exception of type "Cdb\Exception"

I've had this multiple times, and it is very annoying. Any ideas on how to fix it? Malcolm Aces! Aces! 21:31, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

@Cy: I have just managed to create a wiki, so I assume that this issue was temporary and has now been resolved. Please let me know if that is not the case. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:01, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Malcolm Aces! Aces! 22:36, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Can you unlock ?[edit | edit source]

I will use Korean because English is not fluent. Sorry.

안녕하세요. 저는 를 연습장으로 사용하고 있었으나, 최근 일이 생겨 편집을 하지 못하였고, 돌아와 보니 45일이 지나 잠겨있었습니다. 잠금을 해제하여 주실 수 있나요?--엔티시드노엔 (talk) 13:07, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

If you are a bureaucrat, you can reopen the wiki by yourself from Special:ManageWiki. If not, you should file a request on Requests for adoption, so that a steward will reopen the wiki for you.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 09:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Check user request on possibly identical users[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to request for check user on the following users.

They are possibly identical, according to the result provided by Japanese Uncyclopedia. However, I don't really trust their judgements, because they're notorious for having mistakes and excessive range blocks.

Thus, in order to provide knowledge to make our own decision (for Usopedia) on this matter, I'd like to request for check user on these accounts. Thanks.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 09:30, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

P. S. Please do not lock them, even if you agree with the result that they are identical. For now, this is an internal affair of Usopedia, and it is our community that should decide what to do on them (including the decision to request for locking).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 09:30, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

X mark.png Declined under User accounts policy. I see no evidence of abuse and the request “not to lock” implies there isn’t any abuse either. John (talk) 10:12, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Having multiple accounts itself can be an abuse in our local community. I asked not to lock (for now) because it's a single wiki issue (and not a global issue), and the community should have a chance to understand the user's intention.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 10:29, 24 November 2018 (UTC)modded.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 10:31, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Link to the policy? Also the use of CheckUser is really for abuse, not for the potentialness of abuse. As a global community, multiple accounts are fine therefore a lock won’t realistically happen unless it turns into clear abuse and the sane standard would apply to a CheckUser for me. Unless a clear link and reasons for linking the two accounts exists. Currently while the first is potentially met, the second is definitely not. John (talk) 10:40, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
This is our blocking policy. SInce it is written in Japanese, I'd like to translate the necessary articles of our policy.
  • 18 - Sockpuppets - Indefinite block
  • 37 - Creating multiple accounts without legitimate reasons - Indefinite block on subaccounts and a warning on the main account (if this is the first time of abuse) -> indefinite block on all accounts (if this is the second time)
The CU result provided by Japanese Uncyclopedia (link provided on my first post) not only indicates that these two accounts are identical, but also the user is deceiving the community by claiming that these two accounts are those of friends (and not those of an identical person). If the report on Uncyclopedia is true, we have to deal with them per these two articles, but we need a clear double check of our own to make a judgement (deception to our community is a clear abuse, but as I repeat, we don't trust the judgement of Uncyclopedia).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 11:03, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Okay. I'm reviewing the evidence and I am going to lock. The accounts link back to an LTA which I can confirm beyond reasonable doubt as being the same. Please review my locks and bring up any issues in an email to stewards at or john at John (talk) 21:11, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
All accounts locked. Made a local block as the global account does not exist. User seems to have administrator flag on wiki. John (talk) 21:25, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
@John: Thanks for your confirmation, but you have blocked the abuse filter (利用者:不正利用フィルター means User:Abuse FIlter in Japanese) on Usopedia. SInce it's our key defence system against LTAs, I'll turn it back on, unless you can provide a legitimate reason for it (as far as I know, the abuse filter is an extension based bot, and can never be an LTA).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 08:32, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Copyright Link Error[edit | edit source]

Hello. I am Bureaucrat on Fujikyu Line wiki.

I set the license to all rights reserved on the wiki. But a fotter(Note:It is hidden now with css) and a link are linked to CC-BY-SA 4.0 page.

Can you correct this mistake?--プログラマリオ (Pen name:Mario Yonezawa) 09:36, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

@プログラマリオ: I think that's a technical issue, and thus should file a request on phabricator.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 09:54, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
The issue is, All rights reserved is not a Creative Commons lisense. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 13:13, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Requesting Ownership of a wiki[edit | edit source]

The wiki's current owner has left the community the wiki is for and deleted her Accounts for the community, making it impossible to change Admins. As the only other Admin, I'm requesting that I be given ownership to allow for management of the wiki as used by the community. Thank You.

Hi! You can adopt wikis at Meta:Adopt! Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 17:44, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Request for checkuser on Warapedia (suspected LTA accounts)[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to request for checkuser on these two accounts on Warapedia, because we have found some similarities between them.

  • 大沼 - already locked as LTA:KOSHIN by John
  • りゅーよしお - suspected LTA account due to some common traits with 大沼

Thanks as always :)--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 02:13, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

I'll take a look. -- Void Whispers 03:40, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done and locked. -- Void Whispers 03:49, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

WikiSEO extension[edit | edit source]

Sorry for the interruption, when I test on enable the WikiSEO extension checkbox, I has received an error message, don't know what is going wrong. SA 13 Bro (talk) 19:00, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

I've reported the bug. --Idris (talk) 19:25, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Oh, thanks for your information. :) I has reviewed your report on Phabricator. SA 13 Bro (talk) 19:32, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Idris (talk) 15:25, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Checkuser request on suspected LTA accounts on Usopedia[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to request for checkuser on suspected LTA accounts on Usopedia. They are:

I suspect that they are both accounts of LTA:FURANO, as they have shown some common traits with this LTA, and they have made similar edits within just a couple of minutes. Thanks as always.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 03:40, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

I locked HOTA-TEWI, ヒラし, 埴科, Cherry rohashi, 金沢のゆうじろう, and 電車区のトトロ兄貴が垢作っててたまげた as all being technically indistinguishable from ぐにます. -- Void Whispers 18:00, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Public Viewing with Private Editing[edit | edit source]

Hello Steward. I want to move a wiki to miraheze. Its privacy settings should be "anyone can view, but only people of my organization get an account and can make edits". In my current self-hosted Mediawiki, these are the relevant lines of the LocalConfig:

   $wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;
   $wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;

Can you please insert these lines for me, or tell me how I can otherwise achieve the desired result? Thank you for your time! --Constantin (talk) 19:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Constantin: Hello, and welcome to Miraheze! You can change these settings yourself, in Special:ManageWikiPermissions on your wiki. If you are having trouble using it, I can also doing for you. Also, I see that you mention a custom domain, if you would like, you can also use your wiki with a custom domain at Miraeze (see Custom domains). Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:54, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much :-) --Constantin (talk) 21:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Maia Song Contest Mediation[edit | edit source]

Long Queue[edit | edit source]

Stewards and Wiki Creators, there is a long queue at Special:RequestWikiQueue. Many are waiting for their wikis. Clarence,, and many others are not been created. Whatsfordinner77 (talk) 22:32, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Whatsfordinner77: Thank you for pointing this out to us; it seems that since then the queue has been reduced. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:54, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Close to Christmas right now, so I am bogged down in work and with exams. Apologies. Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 18:35, 13 December 2018 (UTC)