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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 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.


Please, delete Reiaasu' Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'm the one who started Reiaasu's Wiki. Sorry my bad english...

I've started this wiki because I wanted to share a lot of ideas and interests on a webpage. However, I'm very busy in my real life (wife, little son, work, etc.), so I don't have the time to organize the ideas and content that I wanted to put on the wiki. So I think the best option is to close the wiki.

And, in the future, if I have all the content properly organized, would you allow me to re-create this wiki?

Thanks for providing to me and for everyone a free MediaWiki-based wiki (and one that looks like the standard MediaWiki, not a weird thing like Wikia...)

你是不是没有签名?--SolidBlock (talk) 05:19, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Help with private wiki[edit | edit source]

Solved ;-)

请你留言记得签名。--SolidBlock (talk) 05:19, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Merge accounts[edit | edit source]

I've had a request to merge two accounts here:

I think if both emails are confirmed, we can be reasonably sure that the account can be renamed or whatever. --Labster (talk) 07:31, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

I know that this is an old thread, but it is possible to globally merge multiple users using CentralAuth UserMerge. However, the UserMerge extension is required for this to work. -- Amanda (talk) 14:51, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Un-Private (?) Inkubator[edit | edit source]

Not sure how/why non-members cannot read any pages on, but I'd like the entire wiki to be readable to the public. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bt109 (talkcontribs)

This is because you requested a private wiki. However, this can be changed by any system administrator @Reception123: Amanda (talk) 00:39, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
For future reference, requests such as this should be directed to phabricator. It might be a good idea to add a section on this to the FAQ or the header. -- Void Whispers 01:06, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
I will change the wiki to private and add the FAQ question. It is already in the header though. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:46, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of[edit | edit source]

I have no interest in continuing [] so please would you delete it. I have other projects to focus on. CnocBride (talk) 21:17, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Globally lock I.Am.Awesome[edit | edit source]

WikiCanada CheckUser request[edit | edit source]

The former user is blocked indefinitely on WikiCanada for being a vandalism-only account. They currently have an unblock request open stating that they are sincerely sorry. I am convinced by this unblock request by itself - however searching through deleted contributions I have a feeling that the user could be connected to the latter user, who is globally locked. I request CheckUser for further information before taking action on the unblock request.

Note to checking steward: the "check user" group on WikiCanada is defunct - you need to use the "steward" group. Amanda (talk) 22:30, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Handled by NDKilla. Amanda (talk) 23:53, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

CheckUser[edit | edit source]

I would like to request a CheckUser of this spambot. The global account was locked by @NDKilla:, but it is only the most recent spambot that started on my wiki (WikiCanada), so I would like to block any ranges necessary to prevent further disruptive behavior. -- Amanda (talk) 13:31, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 13:54, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

bureaucrats rights + private wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to get Bureaucrat rights on the following wiki page which I adopted yesterday. Initially, I thought I had the rights, however when i tried changing the wiki from public to private I was told that I dont have the permission to that. Many thanks, Paulius. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pauliusk (talkcontribs) 05:51, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 08:35, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

User name change[edit | edit source]


I just need a user name change.

  • Old name: Pepribal
  • New name: 4eggstrading

It would be cool if contributions appeared from now on as made by the new username.

Thanks a lot.

Pepribal (talk) 07:41, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 10:18, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

CheckUser and Oversight group pages[edit | edit source]

All other userrights pages are in the "Meta:" namespace, except for CheckUser and Oversight. Unless there is a good reason for this, I would like to suggest that these pages be moved into the Meta namespace to match all the others. I would do this myself but both pages are fully protected from editing and moving (don't know why). -- Amanda (talk) 21:07, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

There are not in the Meta namespace because they are global tools that affect all wikis, therefore they should stay in their current namespace. I also don't see why you're pretending that you don't know, as you can obviously see in the history that they have been protected to stop the recent vandalism. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:22, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
I didn't check the history. -- Amanda (talk) 12:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Question[edit | edit source]

Can I use images from Wikipedia Commons without downloading then uploading them? Berlino.caracciolo (talk), 10:28, 9 May 2017

Yes, you can use images from Wikimedia Comments. Just wikilink them like you would any other image and they should appear. -- Amanda (talk) 12:51, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
I would like to change the logo of my wiki; i tried to use Phabricator, but I really don´t understand what I have to do nor what mean the terms they use. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Berlino.caracciolo (talkcontribs) 11:21, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
@Berlino.caracciolo: Just fill out this form. You don't need to change any of the fields other than the title and the description. -- Amanda (talk) 12:10, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Edit wiki with permission[edit | edit source]

The only thing I need is to be able to approve or reject any edit on my wiki. Is this possible? Thank you, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Safwat.alshazly (talkcontribs) 12:03, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Not steward comment @Safwat.alshazly: The fact that your wiki is private already allows you to restrict who can edit it. You can grant the "member" permission using Special:UserRights on your wiki to anyone you want to edit the wiki. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 12:03, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Unblock me on WikiCanada[edit | edit source]

Closing and collapsing request by block evader. -- Amanda (talk) 14:28, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Filter 14[edit | edit source]

Now that the filter has disallow enabled, I think that the global filter option should be disabled. Anonymous user page spam seems to only be an issue on Meta and a few other wikis, excluding WikiCanada. Additionally, I oppose filter 12 and filter 14 being global as they have elevated actions enabled. -- Amanda (talk) 21:43, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Of all the 80+ hits for the filter, none have happened on meta. It is also worth noting that for the CVT page deletions for spam, most are for IPv4 userpages. In any case, the filter is an attempted work-around for the currently non-functional global titleblacklist. The functionality of the filter would therefore wind up being implemented with or without the filter. I cannot see how the filter would have an impact on your wiki, since IPs don't even have read access, and the filter does not hit users. -- Void Whispers 22:06, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
We do not provide an opt-out for some things, and Spam Blacklist and Title Blacklist are one of them. They are to protect our wiki farms from the spam and abuses. Since both extensions are currently malfunctioning, we are working around by using Abusefilter. — revi 00:42, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Confirmation for CVT members assigned before RFC[edit | edit source]

Categories[edit | edit source]

Is there a reason that the categories aren't updating? I have 37 Unused Categories as I've done a lot of updating in the last 24 hours, any help would be appreciated. PlatinumYellow (talk) 10:53, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

I see 15 now. Generally, if you're patient the pages update. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 17:26, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Site notice keeps appearing in spite of log in and edits being made[edit | edit source]

The following notice will not disappear since a few months, even if I do make some edits or logs :

"Miraheze Staff has noticed that this wiki has no edits or logs made within the last 45 days. If you would like to prevent this wiki from being closed, please start showing signs of activity here. If there are no signs of this wiki being used within the next 15 days, this wiki may be closed per the Dormancy Policy. This wiki will then be eligible for adoption by another user. If not adopted and still inactive 135 days from now, this wiki will become eligible for deletion. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with Miraheze's Dormancy Policy. If there is activity on this wiki you can go on MediaWiki:Sitenotice and remove this notice yourself. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to Contact Us."

Robert for

The notice itself states that it can be removed by editing MediaWiki:Sitenotice. You can either blank the page or delete it, either will work. I do not believe the notice is removed automatically, although it would be a good idea to look into doing that. -- Void Whispers 20:57, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Ok, thanks, it worked. I was just wary that removing the notice myself would not prevent the wiki from being closed by Miraheze Staff. If I understand well, the notice absence is sufficient for the staff to understand that the owner does not want its wiki to be closed. Robert

Wiki went mobile while I was away[edit | edit source]

Hi there!

I've returned to my wiki after a hiatus. I notice it's changed to mobile mode while I was away. I've looked through the FAQ and SpecialPages but can't find a way to turn it back. Can you advise me in how to do this?

I'm not entirely against it, but I miss the side bar with the image and quick links, the bar at the top with the quick links. Much easier to navigate and less blank white space.

--Sean (talk) 02:10, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Not steward comment @Sean: At the bottom of the page you should see a link to which you must click to switch to the desktop version, if it persists, it may be due to a problem with your web browser. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 02:40, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
This is an error that has happened in the past, please do what AlvaroMolina suggested and if you still are experiencing issue please make a task here. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:07, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Worked perfectly! Thanks so much for that guys! It seems silly given how easy the fix is, but I thought I looked everywhere for a button like that and had no idea what I had to do, so I really appreciate your quick responses. Sorry if I put the question in the wrong section; I'm still getting used to this site and was linked here for questions that weren't answered in the FAQ. --Sean (talk) 10:27, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
No problem. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 15:45, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Username change 1[edit | edit source]


I just need a user name change.

Old name: Sjimenezch New name: perropapa It would be cool if both old and new contributions appeared as made by the new username.

Thanks a lot.

Yes check.svg Done. If contribs have not been updated, let us know. -- Void Whispers 01:10, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Multilingual wiki[edit | edit source]

Can somebody help me to make the Part-up wiki ( multilingual? Just like Wikipedia I would like to set up pages in more languages and relate these pages if they are about the same subject. Regards, Timboliu999 (talk) 10:29, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Translate extension enabled. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 16:53, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Request for wikicreator[edit | edit source]

I would like to request wikicreator to assist with wiki creation, because im a technical contributor to upstream mediawiki and have expierence with mediawiki setup, so i feel like Ican troubleshoot any issues with wikicreation easily, and so that way any backlog of requests i can help lower. Zppix (talk) 22:26, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by PuppyKun Zppix (talk) 01:57, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Can't upload file jpg[edit | edit source]

Excuse me In my new wiki Gastrolegnano I can't upload file (example jpg) Can you help me

We are currently having issues with file uploading. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 16:14, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

No administrator and bureaucrat rights[edit | edit source]


I don't seem to have administrator and bureaucrat rights on my wiki page

BR /Christian

Are you sure? What is the error? I see "Masus (talk | contribs | block)‏‎ (bureaucrat, administrator) (Created on 29 June 2017 at 02:51)" as well as you managed to use Special:ManageWiki. You can uncheck "closed" to regain the editing ability again. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 07:48, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

SiteNotice keeps coming up[edit | edit source]

I have been working on my wiki off and on for the past month and still have the Site Notice populating that my wiki is dormant. Please advise on how to remove this from my site. It makes my other users nervous. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slinkyspectator (talkcontribs)

Like the notice itself says, " If there is activity on this wiki you can go on MediaWiki:Sitenotice and remove this notice yourself. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to Contact Us."
The notice was created on 14 May 2017 and was never removed. I've gone ahead and deleted it (replaced the notice with a single hyphen, "-") and it shouldn't show up again unless there are no more edits for 45 days.
I suggest you read Dormancy Policy and request an exemption if you need it. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 20:19, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Admin who was banned from our community needs their bureaucrat title removed[edit | edit source]

The wiki over at is one about a community known as CollabVM. Recently, a higher up user known as Technoturnovers caused some trouble which resulted in them being banned from the community. However, we cannot remove their bureaucrat title for the wiki, and they may figure out that they still have Administrator rights on here and attempt to destroy our wiki. If an admin could remove the Bureaucrat role from Technoturnovers, that would be much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CtrlAltDelete (talkcontribs)

@CtrlAltDelete, CHOCOLATEMAN69, CollabVM, Dartz, FluffyVulpix, and LoveEevee: This request brought some of the content on your wiki to my attention. I believe that the contents of several pages violate our Content Policy, including several instances of what could easily be considered hate speech. I've gone ahead and made your wiki "private" instead of outright removing all access to it, to allow local sysops to clean up the content. If you would like specific examples of unacceptable content, please email me/the staff at ndkilla at or staff at -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 21:04, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

CnocBrides request for Wikicreator[edit | edit source]

Hello! Some of you may know me others may not. I have been a member of this community for 1 year, 2 months, 9 days, 23 hours and 27 minutes as of posting this request. In my opinion thats quite some time and its been a lot of fun. Miraheze has enabled me to continue writing the content I love to produce on my personal wiki at Aeross and also expand my knowledge at TME.

That is why today I am requesting rights to become a Wiki creator. I really want to help the whole community out and what to give a helping hand to the administrators, stewards and all the other staff who keep this fantastic community up and running.

CnocBride (talk) 17:30, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

@CnocBride: Please read and confirm you understand Meta:Wiki creators guide before. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 18:04, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
@Reception123: I have read the Wiki creators guide and can confirm I understand and will comply to said guide. CnocBride (talk) 08:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. As a sysadmin, I have no objections for, therefore wiki creator can be granted by a steward (@Voidwalker: @NDKilla:). Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 09:15, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

翻译页面时是不是不能有外部链接[edit | edit source]

例如我在翻译Request_features/zh-cn时,凡是含有外部链接的翻译都无法保存,这是怎么回事?--SolidBlock (talk) 01:45, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

(Again, used machine translation to understand). What do you mean? What error do you get? Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:32, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
When I translate pages, the translation can't submit successfully if the translation has a link like [ sth].--SolidBlock (talk) 06:47, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

申请的维基需要审核吗[edit | edit source]

我刚刚申请了,提交信息后就说什么创建者会去创建之类的话,我打地址发现那个网站并没有被创建,电子邮件也没有任何消息。是不是还没有通过审核啊?--SolidBlock (talk) 01:49, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

第一次申请之后弹出一个红色的框,内容全是英文且没有任何链接。重新申请之后弹出绿色的框,是中文的,有Special:RequestWikiQueue/3413的链接。--SolidBlock (talk) 04:09, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
I have passed your message through a machine translator so I can at least understand some of it, as unfortunately I don't speak Chinese. Please note that all translations should be found here. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:31, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Problems about BASEPAGENAME and SUBPAGENAME[edit | edit source]

The {{BASEPAGENAME}} and {{SUBPAGENAME}} may be broken. {{BASEPAGENAME:Template:Sth/doc}}→Sth/doc (expected: Sth); {{SUBPAGENAME:Template:Sth/doc}}→Sth/doc (expected: doc). Is that a bug?--SolidBlock (talk) 05:56, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Which wiki are you talking about? Could you link the page(s) with errors? Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:58, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Both this meta.* and rs.*. It seems to be error only with templates - it works normally for modules, projects and MediaWiki namespaces.--SolidBlock (talk) 08:02, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Please be aware that the namespaces may not be configured to have subpages. For example, meta only has the main and tech namespaces set up to have subpages. The default, which is the case for rswiki is that talk, user, user talk, project, project talk, file talk, mediawiki, mediawiki talk, template talk, help, help talk, category talk. I find it odd that more talk namespaces have subpages. Either way, if you would like your wiki to have more namespaces with subpages, let us know which ones here or on phabricator. Cheers -- Void Whispers 20:39, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
See w:Wikipedia:subpages. The Template namespace should have subpages. Why do templates ∉ Wikipedia namespaces that do not have sub-pages?--SolidBlock (talk) 01:13, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
It may be a problem. Template-namespace pages should (are expected to) have subpages (be able to use subpages) but the fact is not. It gets in the way a lot to use Lua, documentation pages and so on. So please solve.(这或许是一个问题。模板名字空间的页面应该要有子页面(使用子页面)但事实是并没有。这不利于使用Lua或者文档页面。请修复。)Please admins solve Template's subpages (it may be global).--SolidBlock (talk) 03:58, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Request changing interwiki[edit | edit source]

Request changing the interwiki of跨wiki: w from en-wikipedia to zh-wikipedia ($1). Also, wikt($1), s($1), c($1), q($1), b($1), n($1), v($1), voy($1). Maybe it's a request-frature. Thanks.--SolidBlock (talk) 08:13, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

I am sorry, but InterWiki is global on Miraheze, and "w" is the standard interwiki for the English Wikipedia, so globally changing it to zh-wikipedia will not be possible. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 08:17, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
OK, no problem. I use templates instead of interwikis there.--SolidBlock (talk) 14:23, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Please don't delete[edit | edit source]


A notice appeared on saying it hadn't been edited in too long. I've made a few changes like the notice said I should, but now when I add a category to new pages they aren't showing up in the main list for the category. Not sure if that's related.

That is considered as an edit, yes. As the notice says, you can remove it by going to MediaWiki:Sitenotice. If you need your wiki to be exempt from the Dormancy policy for whatever reason please see Dormancy Policy#Exemptions. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 05:20, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Dormancy policy exemption for proxybotwiki[edit | edit source]

Im requesting this due to the fact this is a documentation wiki for a bot that is (at the moment) exclusively ran for Miraheze to enforce no open proxies policy therefore if the wiki is deleted documentation may be lost. To prevent that im requesting a dormancy policy exemption for (proxybotwiki). Zppix (talk) 20:51, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Exempted Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 14:59, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Convertion may be not working when preview[edit | edit source]

When I preview a page, the preview content may be not converted, at It's a Chinese (zh) site, and available convertion. But why doesn't the convertion system work when previewing the content?(在,预览页面时,内容似乎没有繁简转换。rs.miraheze.org是中文网站,没有禁用繁简转换。但是为什么预览页面时,预览的内容没有被转换呢?)(I'm not good at English.)--SolidBlock (talk) 04:03, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Account rename: Samtar -> There'sNoTime[edit | edit source]

Hi, not overly active here any more, but I'd like my account renamed in line with my renames elsewhere. Please rename my SUL account Samtar to There'sNoTime. Thanks -- Samtar talk to me 11:09, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

@Voidwalker: Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 11:23, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 15:44, 22 July 2017 (UTC)