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For the WikiDiscover can you add movie's as a Category and also add tv show's Please this would make it easier for users interested In those kind of wiki's to find them? --Cocopuff2018 15:37, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@Cocopuff2018: Did you hear back from a Steward or System Administrator? If so, do you know what the result was? If not, let me know, and I'll try escalating this for you. Dmehus (talk) 00:28, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Delete this wiki

Please delete this wiki https://en.wikireserve.com BhanuSrivastav (talk) 01:11, 27 May 2020‎

@BhanuSrivastav: Sorry for the delay in responding. I do see that you and the other two bureaucrats on that wiki have not issued any log actions or edits since you made this request. Normally, wikis will be deleted in a semi-automated process, per Dormancy Policy. You have, however, requested deletion, so I'll created Phab ticket #T5720 for one of the Stewards or System Administrators to follow up with you and confirm that you still want to see early deletion. Dmehus (talk) 00:46, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Delete reversecrummyscratchers.miraheze.org

Hi Stewards! Looks like reversecrummyscratchers is in no use because CSW is closing down, and I will close this wiki. Can you shut down? Thank you. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 20:12, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

It looks like this one has been done as well. See @Void:'s response below. Dmehus (talk) 01:12, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Unban Championgamer1Playz's IP

Title. Some guy shares their IP with each other, so can you unban it? Just Amelia (talk) 17:21, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Just Amelia: The Stewards will need more detail on this. Because of the sensitive nature of the request, can you please e-mail stewards[at]miraheze.org, quoting details of the specific wiki, linking to relevant username(s) and edit diffs? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:51, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Please send a list of all public wikis to WikiTeam

I tried to add three of my wikis to the list of Miraheze wikis at WikiTeam's GitHub but was asked by nemobis for complete list of Miraheze wikis instead of a few patches at a time. Please could an admin send them a current list of all the public Miraheze wikis? --Rob Kam (talk) 20:12, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

@Rob Kam: Would Special:WikiDiscover work? I'm not sure if it would be all public wikis, as some may have specifically requested to be unlisted, but since it's tied in with the Miraheze wiki creation extensions, it should be automatically updated. Selecting "uncategorised" appears to list all the wikis, regardless of category. Dmehus (talk) 20:44, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
That's multiple lists, from there it would require too much fiddling about to get a single list of all public wikis in all languages. --Rob Kam (talk) 21:28, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
I'm looking now. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 22:11, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
 Sent - This doesn't need a Sysadmin. Special:WikiDiscover has an API which can be parsed easily. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 22:25, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. --Rob Kam (talk) 22:32, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Ban Harricraft

Reason: Troll on Greatest Movies Wiki

- Stephenfisher2001

 Locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:37, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

my Poem: namespace

I tried creating a Poem: namespace but it doesn't seem to be working.
Example: Poem:Clouds
the log
Thanks.
DMBFFF (talk) 18:10, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

The error says your namespace uses an unknown content model. Can you go to Special:ManageWiki/namespaces on your wiki, then select the Poem namespace and Submit? Then check "What should this namespaces' content model be?" and try to change the content model to "Wikitext", like it should be. Then "Submit" at Submit tab. --stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 06:04, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Yeah! It work! Thanks! :)  DMBFFF (talk) 13:53, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Infobox

Wikipedia Infobox.jpg

I want exact same infobox like Wikipedia with this light grey background box for my wiki Gyaanipedia Please help me Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 01:03, 5 June 2020 Timestamp added for Shaunak Chakraborty by Dmehus (talk) 15:10, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: Did you manage to figure out a solution to your question? Also, when you sign your posts, please remember to use ~~~~ to include a timestamp—a bot archives threads based on that; using only three tildes produces only your username and talk page links. Nevertheless, what you need to do is find that exact Wikipedia infobox on any Wikipedia page (there's lots of infoboxes), then click "edit" on that page, check for the name of the infobox template being transcluded, and then type in in the search box on Wikipedia, "Template:<Name of infobox>," where "Name of infobox" is the specific infobox being called for with a capitalized initial character. Once you've found that, you'll want to "edit source" or "view source" (depending on whether it's protected—and it probably is, unless you're a template editor on English Wikipedia) and check for any related templates it may be calling for, to see whether you need those too or already have those.
Once you've finished here, head over to Special:Export, on English Wikipedia, and enter the exact page name include namespace prefix of the template you want to export (if exporting multiple templates, you can enter one per line). You can either export the most recent revision(s), or all revisions. Since there are subtleties in CreativeCommons license versions that English Wikipedia and Miraheze use, a best practice is to export all revisions. This will generate an XML file containing all the revisions.
Now, on your wiki, you'll want to go to the Special:Import page, and import the XML using the file upload method (I find it easier) by locating the XML file you downloaded. For the interwiki prefix, which is used for linking to the English Wikipedia users' pages and talk pages, enter w:. Most likely, the English Wikipedia users don't have local Miraheze accounts, so you can decide whether to associate the contributors' usernames with their Miraheze usernames (if they exist locally), though there's a Miraheze Phabricator ticket with doing this (@Southparkfan: can perhaps clarify if that bug is still outstanding), so I recommend leaving it unchecked, at least for now. I usually import it to the default locations (Template: namespace, in this case), as I can always move it without leaving a redirect afterword, but feel free to try the other options, if you prefer. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:01, 10 June 2020 (UTC)


Can i be admin on Rogues Gallery of Internet Wiki

Sock puppets

Please check these accounts and lock if they are sock puppets: https://en.gyaanipedia.co.in/w/index.php?title=User:Machal&action=view

https://en.gyaanipedia.co.in/w/index.php?title=User:Rakshm&action=view

https://en.gyaanipedia.co.in/w/index.php?title=User:Spandita&action=view

Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 16:23, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: I've confirmed with @Void: that's okay to make CheckUser requests on SN, so I'm just replying to say that, for faster service, you may wish to send a Discord message to @stewards, citing the applicable usernames and either relevant diffs or the behavioural reasons for your suspicions to warrant a check. Dmehus (talk) 17:27, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Please delete assistivecybernetics.miraheze.org

No longer needed. I've deleted all pages and marked it closed. Miraheze is a great service! Cheers. Sbp (talk) 11:11, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Sbp: We're sorry to see you close down your wiki. Ordinarily, marking your wiki as 'closed' will put in place a semi-automated process for full wiki deletion; however, perhaps because you've deleted all files, including those in the MediaWiki namespace, that may have interrupted that process. Please see phab:T5722 ticket for the updates and action(s) taken by the Steward and System Administrator team. Dmehus (talk) 01:49, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in this request, it has now been handled. -- Void Whispers 02:09, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
@Void: Thanks, and no worries! @John:, sorry about submitting the Phabricator tickets; it's just that I've seen Phabricator tickets for renamings and wiki deletion requests having been submitted in the past. Honestly, though, I'm wondering why we don't just create a "Stewards" task group on Miraheze Phabricator for such things. I think it would streamline the handling of these requests. Perhaps you could give consideration to it? Dmehus (talk) 03:40, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Can you please shut down Lousy Fanfictions Wiki?

It hasn't been active in a long time. Here's the link: https://lousyfanfictionswiki.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page. - Disintegrated.to.pieces (talk) 16:37, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

 Deleted, sorry for the delay. -- Void Whispers 02:11, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, @Void: for your follow up and action. No worries. Dmehus (talk) 03:42, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Some accounts that need locking.

Here are some vandalism-only accounts that need to be locked: PC Guy the third, PC Guy the fourth, IntergalacticPlanetary1010, and SansUndertaleYesDoremiOjamajoNo. --Seewater514 (talk) 22:25, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

Have been locked by NDKilla and Void. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:40, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Exception dormancy policy

Hi. I would like to request that my wiki Ucronias (ucronias.miraheze.org) have an exception to the inactivity policy. Although my wiki doesn't have enough articles, in other name spaces it has and will have useful resources about what my wiki is about that I would like to preserve. Also that I may have unedited periods (to focus on other projects). Hispano76 (talk) 03:17, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

@Hispano76: My read of the dormancy policy seems to indicate that the only way the shorter 30 day inactivity policy comes into play is when your wiki has literally zero contributions (and thus, pages) in your wiki's Main: namespace. As long as you a customized Main Page and perhaps one other page in that namespace, you should be fine. You could even have cross-namespace soft redirects to your pages in your other namespaces and that should qualify you for only having to be concerned with the standard 45 day inactivity policy. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:40, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I know that, but it's not enough for me and I'm avoiding redirections as much as possible. I want to focus on other projects without worrying about inactivity of Wiki. Hispano76 (talk) 19:39, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
@Hispano76: Okay, fair enough. I figured you knew how to avoid the inactivity rules, but just wasn't sure if maybe we were reading the policy differently. I have no objections to your wiki being exempt from the Dormancy Policy, though I haven't looked at it personally. I trust there's sufficient content there, regardless of namespace, that people would want to regularly read. Dmehus (talk) 20:45, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
@Hispano76: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:46, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Interwiki Links

I recently imported two wikis (both related to the Homestar Runner cartoon series) from Referata to Miraheze, and I'd like to restore some of the interwiki links from the original sites.

Add to both Homestar Runner Fanon and The Broternal Wiki:
hrfwiki2: https://hrfwiki2.miraheze.org/wiki/$1

Add to The Broternal Wiki only:
forum: http://broternal.freeforums.net/$1

In addition, I'd like the Homestar Runner Fanstuff Wiki 2 interwiki link "hrfanon" to be changed to the new site:
hrfanon: https://hrfanon.miraheze.org/wiki/$1

Thanks! Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 22:56, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

This seems reasonable. I will {{ping}} several of the interwiki administrators, @CnocBride, Hispano76, and Shaunak Chakraborty:, to respond to your request. Thank you for formulating the request properly, @Gfdgsgxgzgdrc:. Dmehus (talk) 03:41, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
@Gfdgsgxgzgdrc: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:38, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Please Delete This Wiki

Hey Please Delete This Wiki https://awesomewiki.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Codeingit (talkcontribs) 08:21, 12 June 2020‎

@Codeingit: First, please remember to sign your posts with ~~~~ as a bot archives the threads based on the timestamps in the threads. I've added an {{unsigned}} signature for you this time. Second, while you can request early wiki closure, the stewards are presently backlogged in requests. Since, as bureaucrat, you have access to Special:ManageWiki on your wiki to change your wiki's status from 'inactive' or 'closed' to 'open', it holds that you can also change its status to 'closed'. By marking it as closed, it will be deleted in accordance with the Dormancy Policy, requiring no immediate action from stewards at this point. If you still wish to accelerate closure for other reason, I'd suggest pinging a steward on Discord or e-mailing stewards[at]miraheze.org, replacing [at] with the ampersand (@) character. Dmehus (talk) 16:50, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
Well it will take a while for it to be deleted under the Dormancy Policy. A steward should be able to get to it soon normally. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:40, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
@Codeingit: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:34, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Please delete Yunawiki

Hi everyone. Please delete the Yuna Wiki. We have moved all content in this wiki. --そらたこ (talk) 13:07, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

@そらたこ: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 22:33, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Switchplayer1

This account is a quacking sock puppet of globally locked Sourav Halder, given their requesting of a wiki with the comment "Personal Wiki" and nothing else [1] which is an exact behavioral match to previous SH socks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 20:24, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done no relation. -- Void Whispers 22:31, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Can somebody globally ban this user

M619oha7m13ed wouldn't stop blanking pages in Terrible TV Shows Wiki and when other people tell him not to blank pages, he still does it. And can you check if M204o68ha278m204ed is a sock of M6190ha7m13ed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tarbiz (talkcontribs) 19:34, 13 June 2020

@Tarbiz: Do you have any evidence this user is taking the vandalism cross-wiki? Assuming there are active administrators on Terrible TV Shows Wiki, this wouldn't then need steward involvement. Just issue your warning or sanction, including a local block, in accordance with Terrible TV Shows Wiki's local policies. If the concern is that the two users are related, I would personally just reach out to a steward privately IRC or Discord, citing their similar usernames and other behavioural evidence, privately, and then the steward may decide on appropriate sanctions, which could include blocking account creation from a range of IP addresses, global locking, or other sanctions. Personally, if they created only two users on one wiki, just tag them as suspected (since you can't prove it with IP evidence; you can only rely on behavioural DUCK-like evidence) sockpuppet accounts and block them locally. If it persists with further account creations, then private message a steward. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:42, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Here Dmehus, look at the links
https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/M619oha7m13ed
https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/M204o68ha278m204ed
@Tarbiz: I agree that all of that page blanking from both accounts, both using mobile devices, is definitely DUCK-like behaviour, but since it seems to just be targeting both those wikis, on which both are now indefinitely locally blocked, I'm not sure this needs steward involvement. If they go cross-wiki to other wikis, then yes. And, if they start creating more accounts, then we may need to have a steward perform a CheckUser to confirm and, if needed, globally block and tag and/or block of range of IPs. Dmehus (talk) 19:08, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Sockpuppetry that occurs many times is definitely a steward issue. The steward has a tool called CheckUser that they can use to see the IP(s) where the accounts are coming from and then they can block them. -EK📝🌎 19:27, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
@Examknow: Yeah, I wasn't trying to suggest that it wasn't a steward issue, but rather, was just saying that since it only involved two seemingly closely related wikis and two accounts, that perhaps all that's needed is for a steward to perform a CheckUser and globally lock the sockpuppet account, not the original account, provided the original account holder does not and/or pledges not to create any further accounts for the sole purpose of evading local blocks or sanctions and that any other accounts created should be disclosed (ideally via their global user page). Hope that clarifies. Dmehus (talk) 21:05, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Those listed accounts, as well as ten others, have been confirmed to each other and locked. -- Void Whispers 22:27, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

My private wiki is throwing an error saying "Fatal exception of type MWException" on every page, and is unusable

My wiki link is prodlegendsdiscussion.miraheze.org

I was setting up some user groups, then, after pressing "submit", I begin getting this same error on every page. I can't do anything on the wiki now.

I really need help with this, thanks DaChickenKingboi (talk) 16:36, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Moved from: Community noticeboard
. Dmehus (talk) 17:15, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Community noticeboard was the correct place for this post. Please read FAQ#Who_are_these_people.3F. Stewards have nothing to do with technical business. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:50, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@DaChickenKingboi: Could you perhaps past the entire error that you get? And which pages is it happening on? I tried some and I couldn't see the error. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:50, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Reception123 It started working for me just now. The error is no longer affecting me. DaChickenKingboi (talk) 19:05, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
This was resolved last night by Paladox. -- Void Whispers 20:48, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block request for Princess ash fan and their 3 alt accounts

Accounts that they own:

  • Princess ash fan
  • Princess ash433
  • Princess ash is awesome
  • Ashcorn433

these accounts were created on Atrocious YouTubers wiki and were banned due to abusing multiple accounts. Feel free to block the accounts listed above. Agent Joestar (talk) 22:01, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

There are no edits on any of those accounts. Simply having multiple accounts isn't generally an offense we'd globally ban users for. Is there another account that has edits that isn't listed? -- Void Whispers 22:19, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Please block a user globally

Please globally block "Ratava12" for violation of the Terms of Service by uploading https://allthetropes.org/wiki/File:Pain5.jpg

Once you've looked at that image, please delete it. We don't want it on the wiki.

--Robkelk (talk) 00:50, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

@Robkelk: Why do you want this user's account to be globally locked, when they have only contributed to that wiki and no others? Indeed, per Special:CentralAuth/Ratava12, they only have attached accounts on All the Tropes (on which they're indefinitely blocked already), and Login and Meta wikis (required for coordination and logistical purposes and on which they're showing no activity). Do you have evidence of sockpuppetry? Otherwise, I tend to think this is moot/handled locally. Hope that helps.
Edit: How can I unsee that image? Why can't you guys delete that image locally? I'm sure All the Tropes, the busiest wiki on Miraheze, has active local admins, no?
Added comment: On second thought, I guess it couldn't hurt to globally lock the account, with a notification to the user via e-mail and/or their user talk page not to create any accounts to circumvent the block and that they can be unblocked, but only once they've shown they understand our global policies by paraphrasing the key points with respect to the kinds of acceptable content. Dmehus (talk) 00:58, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
The request for a global block was because of the violation of Miraheze's Terms of Service. As for not deleting the image, the last time we had something like this happen, we deleted the image before reporting the Terms of Service violation, and were told that there was no evidence that there was a Terms of Service violation. we had to leave the image up until a Steward had seen it. we'll delete it now if you haven't already. --Robkelk (talk) 01:07, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Robkelk: Ah, that makes sense, sort of. Shouldn't a steward be able to see the the deleted revision, though? I'd have to look at the global permissions for stewards, but I assume so. Nonetheless, given the grossness of the image in question and how out of project scope it is for All the Tropes wiki, I'd support a global locking, provided the user is sufficently warned not to try and evade the block and that if they can show evidence they understand the terms of service and fly right, then they may be able to be globally unlocked (though not locally unblocked, of course, as that'd be subject to your local wiki rules). Hope that helps. Thanks for reporting and clarifying! (For clarity, I'm not a steward...just trying to help out by responding to requests that don't need stewards' attention. This does.) Dmehus (talk) 01:16, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Done, by leaving a notice and explanation on the account's Talk page. --Robkelk (talk) 01:26, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Do be sure to delete those kinds of images if you find them, it's best not to keep them around. A report is good enough for me (I've seen this fellow before). -- Void Whispers 01:24, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Void: Deleted and overwritten so that casual editors can't see it. --Robkelk (talk) 01:26, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
The account has been globally locked, also note that you may want to place some longer-duration local blocks on those three IP ranges I just globalled, as they are all related to the abuse you've been dealing with recently. -- Void Whispers 01:32, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Robkelk: Sounds good. That notice on the user's talk page was perfect; couldn't be more clear. Great that @Void: actioned this quickly, and also that you've suppressed the deleted revision from normal administrators. Now, if only I can unsee that... Dmehus (talk) 02:53, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Void:, I don't see global blocks on the wiki-specific Blocked users page or the Block log. I give you permission to extend the IP range blocks on All The Tropes to a full year (if they aren't that long already). --Robkelk (talk) 03:00, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Robkelk: I just clicked on that link again to make sure it was deleted, and I still see the thumbnail in the version history. I'm wondering if maybe you've either (a) only deleted the file page or (b) only deleted the file itself? Dmehus (talk) 03:04, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Thumbnails don't clear instantly. It seems to be fine so, if not, clear your cache. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 06:24, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Deleted, re-created with the null image, and purged, in that order. Check your local cache. --Robkelk (talk) 11:19, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1 and Robkelk: Okay, fair enough. I've tried purging the server cache three times and clearing my local web history twice for *.allthetropes.org twice, both the File: page still shows up as does the image file that's hosted on static.miraheze.org. I don't really want to try it again as I really don't want to have to keep seeing that gross image. Could it be a caching problem with Miraheze's content delivery network that should be resolved in the next 24 hours or so? I had a similar problem with the Senate of Canada seating plan image that was hosted on the Wikimedia Commons earlier this year. After a few days, as I recall, it eventually resolved itself, and the newer revision was shown. Dmehus (talk) 15:02, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: This is what I see, as of 15:35 UTC: File:Screengrab - ATT - file pain5jpg 2020-06-15-1535UTC.JPG Unless you haven't cleared your cache for static.miraheze.org, I don't know why you don't see a black box. --Robkelk (talk) 15:43, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Robkelk: Yeah, that thumbnail from the screenshot is what I see at File:Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction.jpg, but not at the "pain5" one. It seems like it might an intermediary caching issue, between me and allthetropes.org. It sounds like you've deleted the image and page correctly as you and @RhinosF1: don't see it. RhinosF1 is talking to paladox on IRC, so hopefully we can get it resolved for me (and, potentially, other Canadians). At least for most/nearly all people, it seems to be resolved. Dmehus (talk) 15:55, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Mikeki is not working

When I go to my wiki: https://mikeki.miraheze.org , it gives me HTTP 500 Error. Could be one of the extension?

--Mb1209 (talk) 20:07, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Fixed by Paladox. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 20:54, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block request for SaintChristmas, AKA Akumu.

I am requesting this because this user (SaintChristmas) made this account specifically to harass me and Kesner (who is an admin on Atrocious YouTubers wiki) for no good reason. Here is proof of him messaging me. Kesner also told me that he couldn't find the message SaintChristmas sent him but it said "You blocked me on Discord after shit talking. I'll give you another chance. Or you want me to make a video mentioning your Brony ass?". If you didn't notice, SaintChristmas is trying to blackmail Kesner into having a VC on Discord with him, or else SaintChristmas will namedrop Kesner in an upcoming video talking about his page and the Kiwi Farms thread and possibly open a window of harrassment towards him. This isn't the first time SaintChristmas/Akumu was found to be harassing people online, as he harassed a 15-year-old artist named Slimurz a couple of months ago on Twitter to the point where she had to private her account (here is proof again). There are other things that SaintChristmas has done (in fact, there's a lot of stuff he did), such as being transphobic and calling Slimurz a dumbass, but it'll make this post very long. Feel free to block this user because I want him to leave Kesner alone.

EDIT: this user also has a sockpuppet account named Akumu. Also feel free to ban that account too

Agent Joestar (talk) 00:24, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

The Amazing Scratch Projects Wiki abuse case

I have not seen this case detailed before, so I am going to be bold and bring to the table what I found in the matter.

A few days ago, I stumbled across one of those new "reception wikis", particularly the Bad Scratch Wiki and decided to contribute. Reception wikis like these are everywhere, good or bad.

Soon, I then noticed some suspicious activity on the main page's talk-page. After finding some of the users responsible, it led me to a site known as the Amazing Scratch Projects wiki.

There was also a user, PowerDagger15, who had attempted to vandalise the wiki before being blocked (and later said "Wpetoi is a jerk, he blocked us on that wiki"[2]). I also later learnt that the same user was an administrator on the Amazing Scratch Projects wiki.

Then, some of the users started to I made a blog that told people to not raid the wiki as I had correctly suspected. The same administrator who vandalised this wiki, PowerDagger15, deleted the blog post shortly after it was made (although another admin, WickyHoney, restored it).

I later learned that this was due to a previous wiki, the Crummy Scratchers Wiki, which was reportedly targeting users and somehow caused PowerDagger15 and a few others to be banned from scratch, before the wiki was eventually shut down. To note, the Bad Scratch Wiki is owned and operated by Wpetoi, which was not at all connected to the administration of the Crummy Scratchers Wiki and its creation.

I'll add more to this if relevant. Dibbydib (talk) 08:58, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Bro, are you this angry about your wiki? This wiki should be closed down and you should get off the steward's noticeboard. Plus I regretted what I did. Please convince Wpetoi to close the wiki because the ST will assume its us again. - PowerDagger15
Are you trying to globally block me? - PowerDagger15
I only vandalized the wiki to close it down. In reality I wouldn't do that - PowerDagger15
I only vandalized the wiki to close it down. In reality I wouldn't do that: That's not how that works. Dibbydib (talk) 23:19, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Yes it does - PowerDagger15

@Dibbydib: Crummy Scratchers Wiki's purpose was never meant to target or attack anyone, and we (mainly me, Pacsonic9000, BlairTheAnimator, and Madelinefan101) deleted any harassment article and blocked anyone that used the wiki to target others. The Scratch Team overreacted and blocked a widespread of users on Scratch merely because they had slight or huge involvement on the wiki, because rumors said the wiki has meant to harass scratchers, even though it's intended purpose was to provide valid criticism. While the wiki could have been seen as exposing, I believe the same applies to Bad Scratch Wiki, because it's public as well. The Scratch Team will most likely believe that this new wiki is also for harassment, even though it may not be. I believe it's best that Bad Scratch Wiki is deleted, and just so you know RacerIIIFury's article was copied from CSW (it's an early version, but still), so that doesn't really help the case of Bad Scratch Wiki. WickyHoney (talk) 17:51, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
@Sinma15191: I agree with WickyHoney. I think the reason why the Scratch Team accepted the rumors is that the rumors came from extremely popular Scratchers.

Please grant permission

An unexplained bug currently prevents you from logging in as an authorized account (see). We are currently requesting recovery, but until then, please grant "sysop" and "管理監督官" permissions on the local wiki (Military Wiki). The current webmaster (管理監督官) is the same person as me.--Akashi Yukitsukaze (talk) 14:05, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

The above account is the same person as me. Currently I can't login to MilitaryWiki with this account, so I will manage it with the above account instead.--雪津風明石 (talk) 14:07, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I'm back. Sorry to bother you.--雪津風明石 (talk) 02:35, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Spam-only accounts that need locking

On Rotten Websites Wiki, a bunch of spam accounts keep on arriving and creating spam pages. Here's the link to the spam-only accounts (it's only the first nine accounts listed):

https://rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log/block

Please lock their accounts along with any other potential sockpuppets. --Seewater514 (talk) 15:12, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the report, all 9 accounts have been locked for spam. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:46, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Inactivity exemption for Industrial Robotics & Automation (mh142.com)

Hello. I would like to request an exception to the dormancy/inactive policy for Industrial Robotics & Automation (mh142.com). This wiki is set up as a free open alternative for the very expensive textbooks for the classes I teach, to save the students from having to purchase one. The classes sometimes run every other semester and may not need editing when the class is not in session. I do not wish to lose the work I have put into it while I focus my efforts into other courses between the robotics courses. Mike138 (talk) 20:13, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Fixed section, will look shortly. -- Void Whispers 22:41, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

we unchecked inactive but our wiki is still marked as inactive

https://pluralpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ManageWiki we unchecked inactive but it's still marked as inactive ~aqua ArcticCircleSystem (talk) 19:22, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

@John: Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:45, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
@ArcticCircleSystem: This seems to have resolved itself (I don't know if a sysadmin touched anything), but please let us know if this occurs again, or you have any other problems. -- Void Whispers 01:50, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Merge

hi can you please merge all my accounts on my Ip into my cocopuff2018 account But Dont merge Banana Account leave that one?---Cocopuff2018

Can you send me an email to confirm some of this? I want to make sure this is handled properly, and I don't want to disclose anything private here. -- Void Whispers 01:52, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Waiting on my Wiki for 2 days

Hey, I've just been waiting on my new wiki for a while. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aerysaegis (talkcontribs) 15:55, 20 June 2020‎ (UTC)

Hi, sorry for the delay in handling the requests, we've been rather bogged down with a set of serious matters. I'll go ahead and clear out a bunch of the outstanding requests now. -- Void Whispers 01:30, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
@Aerysaegis: Once again, sorry for the delay, most outstanding requests (including yours) have been handled. -- Void Whispers 01:49, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Restore the negative Scratch Reception Wikis


I know the wikis were deleted due to a flame war started by Life_Tutor. In case you know, here are the links to the wikis' main page:

Crummy Scratchers Wiki: https://crummyscratchers.miraheze.org/wiki/Crummy_Scratchers_Wiki

Crappy Scratch Projects Wiki: https://crappyscratchprojects.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Vapid Scratch Studios Wiki: https://vapidscratchstudios.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Reverse Crummy Scratchers Wiki: https://reversecrummyscratchers.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page
If those wikis get restored, then the RCSPW and RVSSW wikis will be created.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinma15191 (talkcontribs) 17:28, 20 June 2020‎ (UTC)

@Sinma15191:Are you trying to get us blocked again? Do not let the stewards restore them

Can't access wiki that was created for me - sbcgaming.miraheze.org

Hey there, I had an sbcgaming.miraheze.org wiki created, but never used it. I tried to use it now, but it doesn't seem to exist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperJimmyRustles (talkcontribs) 15:10, 22 June 2020

@SuperJimmyRustles:, per the Dormancy Policy, wikis that are inactive for so long, without any log actions or edits, are marked as inactive. After a further period, they are marked as closed, and it's it as this stage they are eligible for adoption. If no one requests to adopt a wiki or the stewards don't otherwise allow it to be adopted, wikis are eventually purged from the system. I have checked with a steward, @Void:, who confirmed that this does appear to be the case as neither of us saw this wiki in the Special:WikiDiscover special page. You can request to have your wiki recreated, and it's possible Miraheze may still have a backup of your database. Void said to check with @Reception123: or another system administrator to see if there's still a backup of your database. I've gone ahead and {{ping}}ed Reception123 to this thread, to see if he can check if there's a backup, should you wish your wiki be recreated. Also, I have gone ahead and added and added an {{unsigned}} signature for you—please try and sign all your posts with ~~~~ as a bot archives threads according to the timestamps. Also, it's nice for us to put a name to a question. ;-) Dmehus (talk) 22:40, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus Thanks for the quick response. There was nothing really that needed to be backed up, and I never put anything in there. I was thinking of migrating the stuff from wikidot over. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperJimmyRustles (talkcontribs) 15:52, 22 June 2020
@SuperJimmyRustles: Oh, okay, no problem then. You should be able to just go the Main Page and create a new wiki, either with the previous hostname or a new hostname—your choice! Also, thanks for signing your reply, but I had to fix it as you included <nowiki></nowiki> around your comment, so the tildes weren't converted to your signature. ;-) Dmehus (talk) 23:20, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Restore the Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Reverse Crummy Scratchers Wiki, the Crappy Scratch Projects Wiki, and the Vapid Scratch Studios Wiki

I believe that those wikis should be restored because it has been my Miraheze career for the entire month of May. Also, they were deleted because of a flame war started by Life_Tutor. If the wiki is restored, then Life_Tutor's IP address should be banned permanently for harassing the admins. Life_Tutor also has a high risk of getting banned permanently. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinma15191 (talkcontribs) 10:53, 10 June 2020‎

@Sinma15191: Please do not restore these wikis because it can get us permabanned on Scratch. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 15:53, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

About my gmail settings

I need to use another person's email for supervision, but I don't want someone emailing my mom but they are trying to email me. Is there any way I can block emails from non-stewards? — Preceding unsigned comment added by PowerDagger15 (talkcontribs)

@PowerDagger15: You can disable emails in preferences by disabling "Allow other users to email me" Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:31, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Dormancy exemptions request

This wiki will be provided as a translation platform (with a translation editor) for a JavaScript-based MediaWiki open source plug-in.
For the trnaslation editor, see: here
For the translation code storaged on the wiki, see here
P.S For the open source plug-in, see: here

Thank you. 机智的小鱼君 (talk) 21:24, 25 June 2020 (UTC)