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

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

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

If you want to please see:

Please remember to:

  • Sign your request using ~~~~
  • Talk in a Calm, and a Respectful manner
  • Give us a view of the problem

To add your request, type in a title and click the "Add Topic" button below.


I can't login[edit | edit source]

Hello, I have to leave this message anonimously because I can no longer login, both on my wiki and here on Meta (I'm Wedhro); the system keeps giving me the error "No active login attempt is in progress for your session." I heard it might be some issue with CentralAuth, but I don't really know. -- 16:03, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. the page giving me the error is Special:CentralLogin/complete -- 16:05, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Try returning to the previous page and trying again. If that doesn't work, clear your cookies and try again. -- Void Whispers 16:15, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
I already tried multiple times and I cleared my cache twice, to no avail.-- 16:34, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
The cache isn't what's gonna get ya, it's the cookies. If that still doesn't cut it, I'll open a phabricator task for you. -- Void Whispers 16:38, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
Oops, I actually meant I cleared cookies, my mistake.-- 17:24, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
Hello i am one of the ops looking into this. When you deleted your cookie which site did you do? was it which wiki are you having problems on? Paladox (talk) 17:39, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
In the logs it showed that account as last successfully logging in at 16:01:13 today on metawiki. Could you try resetting your password? Paladox (talk) 17:43, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
I couldn't login both on and here on Meta. I changed my password and now I'm logged in, but I wonder the reason why I couldn't before.--Wedhro (talk) 18:13, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

It's me again. After logging out I could no longer log in, same error as above. I deleted all cookies and tried 4 different browser but nothing. I could log in only by changing my password again, which is getting quite unconvenient. I wish I could give you some technical detail but I really have no idea what's happening.--Wedhro (talk) 09:48, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello, we fixed the problem, could you try relogging in and deleting your cookies for those wiki's please? Paladox (talk) 23:00, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

bureaucrat authority[edit | edit source]

The state that the bureaucrat is absent continues. I am the only sysop that is active. Can you give me the bureaucrat authority in the home wiki? Thank you. 賢者タイム (talk) 19:12, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

@賢者タイム: Hi. Is it possible for you to get consensus from the other users on the wiki for you to become a bureaucrat? For example, create a page on your wiki requesting bureaucrat rights, and get users to comment and vote (support/oppose) etc. Please link that page and the result here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:37, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
I agreed. So this time I will choose a method that will not be BC. Please give administrator authority to User:ゆきひかり who is trusted as an administrator candidate. Please handle the operation due to absence of BC. Thank you. 賢者タイム (talk) 01:03, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
I also participate in jawp2ch.miraheze and an in sympathy with promotion ひきひかり to sysop. But sole formerly-active bureaucrat has disappeared. For your information, there is no voting system or policy for assigning rights in our wiki, decides by discussion or bureaucrat' arbitrary decision. Please deputize our wiki's bureaucrat operation. Living Deadman (talk) 12:27, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
This is 2ch post by Waiesu0, our wiki bureaucrat. You can find that s/he has allowed user to become an administrator. Living Deadman (talk) 14:37, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Japanese original text English translation link

440名無しの愉しみ2017/10/05(木) 17:23:40.73ID:???



440 Anonymous 2017/10/05(Thu) 17:23:40.73 ID:???

YS (note: It means Waiesu) should grant several people an administrator flag for a moment.

You should forcibly appoint to an administrator under owner right.


450 ◆qFcgg87Jm5SC 2017/10/05(木) 21:56:38.09ID:???




450 ◆qFcgg87Jm5SC 2017/10/05(Thu) 21:56:38.09ID:???

>>440 (note: It means reply to No.440)

If I grant an administartion flag to specific people only, it turns unfair. When someone is standing as a candidate for administrator and s/he is experienced and didn't make trouble in the past, I will grant unconditionally a flag.

@Living Deadman: If the current bureaucrat is active, why is it not possible for them to grant bureaucrat directly? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
@Reception123: jawp2ch has 4 bureaucrats and of three have been inactive since 2017. Waiesu0, remaining bureaucrat, had been active until 2018-04-07 and s/he is no longer active. The idea that Yuki-Hikari would be promoted to administrator was occurred at 2018-05-02. At that time, there was no bureaucrat in active in jawp2ch. Living Deadman (talk) 08:59, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done (promoted ゆきひかり to administrator). -- Void Whispers 16:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

User right request:editinterwiki for sysops on my local wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'm the bureaucrat/sysop on Piowiki, and I'd like to ask a Steward to add editinterwiki rights for sysops so that I can edit local interwiki links suitable for a wiki in Japanese. I also want to test interwiki links as other languages (since my wiki is mainly for testing before moving Usopedia on miraheze, and Usopedia is a candidate sister wiki of Illogicopedia), so please enable it in addition.

Thank you for your help.--開拓者 (talk)

Hi please tell us what you need us to add, and we will do it for you. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 22:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
OK, as a Japanese wiki, I'd like to add the following links as for now.
  1. Group 1: Japanese local wikis
  2. Group 2: The Japanese versions of global wikis, to avoid double redirect
As for lanugage interwiki links, I don't have it yet, but I might notify you after creating another wiki.--開拓者 (talk) 13:28, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

User right request:editinterwiki for sysops on Nonsensopedia and Nonciclopedia[edit | edit source]

Hi. I see that Nonsensopedia has moved here and the various interlanguage links from it to other Uncyclopedia languages are now broken. The language codes on will need to be created for any of the Uncyclopedia-related projects (including Nonsensopedia) and the bureaucrats on the respective projects given 'editinterwiki' in order to maintain this list. As each Uncyclopedia language is an independent project and free to be hosted separately (I have some, Wikia has some, some are independent...) these tend to be awkward to keep up to date, hence the need to give the individual wiki bureaucrats access to make changes.

I also see that $wgLogo isn't currently pointing to the Uncyclopedia project's logo - the usual convention on both Uncyclopedia and Wikia appears to have been to routinely set $wgLogo to images/b/bc/Wiki.png on each local project, so should display as that wiki's $wgLogo. Can this be done here? Carlb (talk) 02:57, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As for the logo, go to Special:ManageWiki on your wiki, enter the URL (starting with, note that you need to remove the "https:" part) of the image (which is, // for nonsensopedia, for example), and save it. Then it will work properly within a few minutes or so.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 10:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)modded.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 10:41, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

What happened to my pages? Kpiq[edit | edit source]


Yesterday, June 5, 2018, out of nowhere my pages and my login dissappeared. I couldn't login nor could I see my pages. That was posted into the Admin's noticeboard and somebody transferred it and resolved it in the Community noticeboard.

I say "resolved" because I can login again. But today my pages are still nowhere to be found. I did a search by User and looked for my pages. Here's what I see where I would expect to see my user.

User:Kevjonesin User:Kgv User:Khep User:Kidgrifter User:Kiko4564 User:Kimtuna11 User:Kin Ele Tic User:Kitheara User:Kivandopulus User:Kjh010206 User:KniznyKlub User:Kourouklides User:LCARS47 User:Labster

Can somebody restore my pages as they were when last updated, June 5 near noon time?


Pedro Serrano

p.s. here's my user's creation date. I started creating pages soon after that. 2018-04-13T05:13:47 User account Kpiq (talk | contribs) was created


My previous request for help for data loss that happened on June 5 has gone unsolved for almost two weeks now. Is it possible you may recover the data lost on that day? All of my pages are gone. An estimate on the recovery would be welcome.


Pedro Serrano

Hi, I've taken a look into the wiki, and I have found no indication that the pages existed. I'll take a closer look soon, but this may require sysadmin involvement. -- Void Whispers 18:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Could missing pages get redirected?[edit | edit source]

Before I moved the sdiywiki to Miraheze the tidied URL was with /w/. So that now following old links on the web, (e.g. old posts in forums or Facebook) get a 404 page not found.Please could* be made to redirect to*? --Rob Kam (talk) 10:40, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Request on the Localization Wiki[edit | edit source]

Excuse me, would it possible to change my user group to bureaucrat on the Localization Wiki? I have no permission to create translations. --Angrydog001 (talk) 15:32, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've given you full access, and restored the wiki to the condition you requested it in, as there is not any case that we need to hold the wiki for any reason. Apologies for any inconvenience. -- Void Whispers 18:14, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Oversight access on cmgwiki[edit | edit source]

Hi, Thank very much for services, and I very glad in here. Btw, I would requests oversight access in mywiki, and before I've experience about it. Thanks :-) Cmg (talk) 07:03, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Unless the stewards can be proven to not be able to handle requests in a fast manner and unless the community then approves a user via vote the short answer is no. Oversight access on any wiki lets you see sensitive information that may have been hidden for legal reasons --Sau226 (talk) 09:10, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I hope if only in mywiki cmgwiki, it's not a serious problem, because there a local problem, so no effect for global. And I think no reason to oppose. Cmg (talk) 11:48, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Delete[edit | edit source]

Hello. I tried using Miraheze, but actually I would like to use Wikia to run Wikirlevip. So, could you delete please? All the datas in are just copies from, so I don't mind deleting completely. Best regards. --Fuji kyosuke (talk) 15:40, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

First, you can make your wiki "closed" via Special:ManageWiki of your wiki. Then, ask for deletion on Phabricator. You can find a similar case here.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 12:21, 19 June 2018 (UTC) as a "read" WIKI[edit | edit source]

Hi Stewards,

I am the originator and main contributor to the WIKI "Wings of Linen" (, which is a informational site about WWI aircraft, scale models thereof, and their use in games. The WIKI already has hundreds of pages and redirects with hundreds of hours of work put into it.

As an informational site, there will be times when a lot of data is added to the site, and there will be times when it is mostly used as a static reference, with few edits.

I would like to apply for it to be added as an exception to the general Dormancy Policy under the clause, "Wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited." I think this WIKI very well meets that definition (although I hope over time to recruit more contributors and thereby encourage more frequent edits). Otherwise it is vulnerable to the dormant-WIKI policy any time my hands get too full to make new contributions for a few weeks.


ReducedAircraftFactory (talk) 18:44, 19 June 2018 (UTC)