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Visual Editor isn't working on my wiki?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask but I've only just made this wiki and I don't seem to have the Visual Editor extension, but everywhere I read about it, it says it should be automatically enabled. I go to my extensions and Visual Editor is greyed out. Is there something I should download first? This is the link to my wiki I made it temporarily public https://endlessnightswriting.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 18:10, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

You need to enable the TemplateData extension first, then enable VisualEditor. I have Yes check.svg done this for you this time, per your request, so you can visualize the workflow for next time (should there be a next time). I would also recommend enabling $wgVisualEditorEnableWikitext in Special:ManageWiki/settings on your wiki for improved functionality with VisualEditor. Lastly, if you make a request for assistance from Stewards here or from Site Reliability Engineering on Phabricator, you don't need to make your wiki public as both those groups have global read access and can assist you in accommodating your request / finding a solution. Dmehus (talk) 18:20, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

How do I view a translated page?

Hi

I am very new and I am testing to make a wiki in 4 languages.

I have already activated some extensions for translation and I can successfully translate a page. But when I link the page in the sidebar and switch the language, I still only see the English version.

Here is my wiki:

https://linuc.miraheze.org

Here is the main page in English:

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Here is the main page in German, it exists:

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page/de

Here the page "What is LinuC" in English, linked in the sidebar under "Welcome":

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Whatislinuc

Here is the German version, it exists:

https://linuc.miraheze.org/wiki/Whatislinuc/de

But I ALWAYS only see the English versions, no matter which language I choose. The language of the sidebar and menu changes, but the page remains the same.

What am I doing wrong? Linuc (talk) 21:58, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Linuc Three questions: (1) Have you added <languages /> to the top of the source, non-translation page? This code provides the language chooser; (2) have you set an interface language preference in Special:Preferences or Special:GlobalPreferences? This determines which language subpage you'll hit; and (3) are you using Special:MyLanguage/ prefixes before your internal and interwiki wikilinks, where applicable? Also, this thread should be asked at community noticeboard, but I'll move this there once it concludes. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:02, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! To (1): no. But I will test this now. (2) I will take a look. (3) The translation I do over the link "translate this page", after I have made the page translatable with <translate> </translate>. They automatically are named with /de, so for example Main_Page/de. Should it be better /de/Main_Page ? How would I do this, as they are getting the name automatically from the translation function? I will right you more, when I have tested it again. But maybe tomorrow or Monday. Linuc (talk) 23:23, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
Well, I have a little success! After I inserted "languages ​​/" and translated the page again, limited to 4 languages, I can now see the 4 languages ​​to choose from directly above the text. English is always displayed first, then I can switch to German. The language does not change in the sidebar and menu, just the page text. And if I choose a language that has not yet been translated, the translation function opens, even if I am not logged in.
I didn't find any setting for interface language preference.
When I use Special:MyLanguage/, the page jumps back to the main page. Nothing happened.
In addition: If I change the language in the function in the sidebar, or at the top right above the page text, from English to German, the sidebar and the menu are changed to German. However, my extension does not change in the sidebar, so "Welcome" stays in English. Do I have to do a translation for the sidebar as well? Where? And why do the existing texts change to German, for example "Main Page" but not "Welcome"?
Seems a little difficult to find the way, but it will work out. 6 years ago I made a small website with drupal and had similar problems there. There were two translation methods there, an old one and a new one. The new one was called "Internationalization" and then it finally worked. The old one doesn't. Linuc (talk) 00:12, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
I don't like the current solution with the additional language bar at the top of the page text. And I'm sure there is a better solution, because the language changeover in the sidebar works perfectly with Wikipedia. And Wikipedia is made with the same tool as miraheze : MediaWiki
The additional language bar is not very nice, it becomes a block with many languages and it has no influence on the sidebar, menu and footer. The visitor don't like to handle the language on two points!
Since it works on Wikipedia without this additional language bar, it must also be possible with miraheze.
Maybe it needs other modules for translation? In drupal I saw that there are two options.
1. The translations are new pages.
2. The translations are attributes of a page (node)
We need number 2. I think it is "internationalizasion" module. Is that possible? It would be great if I could set up my wiki at miraheze and not at fandom or another "toy store" :-) Linuc (talk) 15:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi Dmehus
In the meantime I've managed to translate the items in the sidebar. With pages in MediaWiki namespace for each language, I can translate a title in the sidebar and display it in the visitor's language. The same works for the link text of an item. With Special:MyLanguage/ in front of the target of an item, I can reach the corresponding page in the main. I still have a problem with the title of the page, i.e. with the end of the url. In some pages it shows the ending /de (What_is_LinuC/de), in some not (Hardware). Maybe a question how I did the translation? Created the page directly and entered the translated text, or created the page using the translation interface? But actually I don't need this title, because I can put the title in the page text. How do I turn off the display of the url ending at the top of the page? Can I also use a node (node/3475) instead of a page name (What_is_LinuC)? For the visitor, the name (ending of the url) in the url is not important, just the domain. The method with MediaWiki namespace and translation pages produces a lot of work and a lot of pages! To have a page in 4 languages ​​and linked in the sidebar, I need 4 pages in MediaWiki namspace and 4 pages in main. So 8 pages for one page! In addition, the translation method divides the page text, which leads to many sub-pages. If I have 10 subdivisions on a page, then I have 1 translation page with 10 sub-pages, i.e. 11. With 4 languages ​​I have 44 translation pages, plus the 4 in MediaWiki namespace for the sidebar items, so toal 48! Horror!

I still have the problem that the page doesn't change when I change the language. The language is changed in the sidebar, menu and footer, but the page remains. I then have to click the item in the sidebar again so that the page also changes language. Can I automate this, maybe with a code in the page text? I want to avoid the additional language switcher at the top of the page.

Here are some links to drupal, where the translation of entities and fields is described relatively simply. With this method, NO additional pages are created, but only information units of the page are translated and stored in additional records. With the language setting, the page is then filled with the appropriately translated elements. All elements are treated the same, regardless of whether it is its title field, a page text field, a menu entry (sidebar entry), a botton or something else. This is much easier for the user to handle and results in less redundant data. Is this function available at miraheze? If so, how do I use it?

I hope you have time to look into it soon. I want to work on my wiki as soon as possible. Otherwise I have to look for another solution or set up my own website with MediaWiki or WP on a hoster. That would be a shame, because we should try to use the same resources together, this prevents a flood of redundant installations of the same tools on different hosters. Setting up MediaWiki and then just doing a single wiki is absurd. The same for WP. All this tools can handle more then one Website/Wiki and even more then one user.

drupal.org/docs/user_guide/en/multilingual-chapter.html
drupal.org/docs/user_guide/en/language-config-translate.html
drupal.org/docs/user_guide/en/planning-data-types.html Linuc (talk) 13:16, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Deletion of Fort of Chains wiki

Hello. I would like to delete the wiki, "Fort of Chains", since I won't be needing it anymore. Thanks. TheDom102 (talk) 07:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

TheDom102 Since you've generated an XML dump and because you've contributed nearly all page content to this wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done per your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 15:02, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Suppai Strikes Back

He's still trying to take down horriblemusicandsongswiki: https://horriblemusicandsongs.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Suppai @Dmehus: @Void:MarioMario456 15:15, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

I have blocked them for a month based on the continued pattern of behaviour following the previous 1 week block. John (talk) 15:29, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

This has gotten out of control

MediaWiki internal error

MediaWiki internal error occurs in two wikis, 자유반달위키, and 온니원위키. I'm a bureaucrat in both wikis. Hill (talk) 05:19, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

I don't see error. Can you tell me exactly what page it is on? --Anton (talk) 08:07, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
Oh, that error was solved around 4 o'clock in Korean time. 거미몬 (talk) 09:30, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
It's quite possible this is the internal error that was resolved/fixed by Universal Omega last night. Universal Omega, can you confirm? Dmehus (talk) 15:01, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

i edit on my wiki and i keep getting error

hi i try to edit on my wiki and I keep getting errors can you fix it https://clubpenguin.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page Andrew071117 (talk) 14:00, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

@Andrew071117: Please specify what errors you're getting. — Arcversin (talk) 14:55, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
i was getting the mediawiki intenel error but it start working again Andrew071117 (talk) 14:58, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
This is likely related to the error reported in the above thread, and likely the one resolved by Universal Omega. Dmehus (talk) 15:00, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Request Wiki Restoration

Hello,

I would like to request the restoration of a lately deleted wiki: roborne.miraheze.org

I have tried looking for requirements but I'm not sure what to do. I have downloaded the torrent backup but I doubt I needed to do that?

Best Regards Salepate (talk) 09:11, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

Salepate Unfortunately, it seems your wiki database has already been dropped, in this batch of dropped wikis. Please advise if you wish to proceed with your wiki restoration, so I can recreate your wiki, add an interwiki prefix for the import, and request your deleted wiki be imported in a Phabricator ticket. Dmehus (talk) 05:19, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Salepate Since you hadn't requested the wiki and filed a Phabricator task, I've gone ahead, presuming it was this wiki and Yes check.svg recreated your wiki in this log action. I've also created Phabricator ticket #T7439 to restore your presumed wiki's XML dump from Reception123's delbackups on jobrunner3. One question, though, I noted the wiki was originally requested by Woli. Was that a prior account of yours, or a different user entirely? Dmehus (talk) 06:23, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

I want this wiki to go live FOREVER even months without editing

Can an administrator please remove the dormancy policy from ~onibuswiki, because I made a lot of content and I don't want it to be deleted, besides I'm almost finishing it. YellowFrogger (talk) 22:49, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

@YellowFrogger: Your wiki has been added to the exemptions. -- Void Whispers 02:28, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
YellowFrogger I've merged your requests into one. Please note that I was in the process of assessing your request, with a view to granting your request, so there was no need to post a duplicate request. Nevertheless, this has been Yes check.svg done by Void. Dmehus (talk) 06:01, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Add sitenotice to horriblemusicandsongswiki

Attempt #3 of my election is now live. Add this to MediaWiki:Sitenotice on horriblemusicandsongswiki

There is currently a [[Talk:Main Page#Election attempt 3|bureaucrat election]] taking place.

MarioMario456 14:59, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done for now, as I still have to close your first election request, then initiate a new process based on the results of the consensus formed from the local discussion. I aim to do this in the next couple of days. Please remember we're all volunteers here, and to have patience. Dmehus (talk) 15:47, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
I already closed the election, unintentionally on the time you scheduled. MarioMario456 16:01, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
It's the responsibility of local bureaucrats to close local elections. With no active bureaucrats on that wiki, it falls to a Steward. I'll review your close, but I doubt it reflects the prevailing arguments in the discussion, which need to be noted in the close and taken into consideration. Dmehus (talk) 16:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for SporeShroom2007

Violated the Code of Conduct on sephspacewiki. Here's the proof. The CoC-violating bit is this edit summary:

Created page with "{{FLTQ|They're really fucking retarded, especially MarioMario.|Tenure: June 16, 2019 - February 28, 2021}}"

 MarioMario456 04:47, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done for a couple reasons. For one thing, we would not lock an established user based on a single instance. We'd engage with the user and remind them to be civil. Dmehus (talk) 04:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Why is FuturisticHub forbidden on Terrible TV Shows?

Why are pages criticising fetish art not allowed? Example: Rotten Websites Wiki

reporting Gay Socrates

i am reporting Gay Socrates because he spam my talk page 2 times--Andrew071117 (talk) 14:40, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

He's been annoying other users as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:44, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
he also put a bad word in his name Andrew071117 (talk) 14:52, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Gay is not a "Bad word". It is a sexuality. Bukkit (talk) (C) 17:50, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
What do you find offensive about my username? I am gay, so therefore it is in the name and I love Socrates, so that is why I named my account here "Gay Socrates". Also, kudos to Bukkit for saying exactly what I had in mind. Gay Socrates (talk) 15:02, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

remove club penguin online off the crappy games wiki

Question

Can you disable my account please?

I'm leaving Miraheze because of drama on the Reception Wikis and I was even banned from SephSpace for something I didn't even do, so I'm quitting this site. Can you please disable my account? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperStreetKombat (talkcontribs) 23:55, 10 June 2021

SuperStreetKombat I'll action this, regrettably, but if you do wish to rejoin Miraheze, it's recommended that you e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock. If you opt to create a new account in the future, please remember to abide by user accounts policy, including any locally-imposed sanctions. That being said, if you do wish to report potential Code of Conduct violations for harassment, in confidence, you can also e-mail us at the prescribed e-mail address. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:04, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
SuperStreetKombat Sorry to see you go. Farewell. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:24, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Checkuser request for vandal-related account

반달 바이러스 is a toxic user in osaindex, so he was globally locked. When I blocked 반달 바이러스 in my wiki, another user, 오솔이 said that he was also blocked by auto-ban (User talk:오솔이). 반달 바이러스 was the only one I've blocked recently, so I strongly suspect that 오솔이 is a sockpuppet of 반달 바이러스. I will appreciate if you can use CheckUser to 오솔이. --재미재미 (talk) 14:38, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

재미재미 Thank you for your request and for your report. I've translated, using Google Translate, this diff, which machine translates from the Korean as, "I think Meta's response is late.. In this case, can't we just unblock the Vandal Virus user? I can't log in because it's already globally locked. (Wikipedia says locking it globally is enough)." The section header translates as, "please save me," and the locked vandalism only account, vandalism only account translates as "half moon virus," which seems to jive with the machine translation. While it's not great that the user apparently used their main account to appeal their local block of their vandalism only account, it is a good-faith appeal. Could you instead reply to their request on their user talk page, telling them to review user accounts policy, not engage in vandalism, use edit summaries, and the like, then if they wish for that account to be unlocked, to e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org? Alternatively, they could also make their request here. However, based on the above, a CheckUser investigation is not required, as it's one edit that is a good-faith but procedurally out of place appeal, and also because they've apparently self-identified. Dmehus (talk) 14:52, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
I don't think he is innocent. In the upper paragraph, he says one of his family members did vandalism, and this is one of the common excuses for toxic users. Based on this, I think the appeal of the user should be rejected and the account should be locked. --재미재미 (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
I'm not making excuses, I'm telling the truth. That's unfair. Why do you want to block me? I'm sure I'm a different person and a floating IP.(Of course, the translation may be wrong because it is a Papago translation.)--오솔이 (talk) 06:50, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Checkuser request for the following accounts:

For Topo and 454y5, it shouldn't be that hard to find, since these diffs are just these 2 switching parts of the article (although weak at best), however, these following accounts have somehow been editing on some of the same pages, but I do hope that Rangerkid51 could provide some more information than what I've seen so far. There is at least one example of their edits being directed in one page like the one on Samuel Doe, shown here.  DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:21, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Also, before I forget, there has been some instances where Anti villain and 454y5 have made edits a day apart from each other, as shown here on an article on Yahya Jammeh. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:27, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Handled. Dmehus (talk) 17:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, but what about 454y5? Was he related to the accounts you locked, or no? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Never mind, you already Yes check.svg answered my question via Discord, with my assumption being correct. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:41, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus And now I'm really suspicious of Gigdsclasp, who has reverted my edit to the revision made by a sockpuppet, gave me and Rangerkid51 a bad attitude on Rangerkid51's talk page, and at the same time, threatened to take away Rangerkid51's privileges, even though he doesn't have the admin rights, nor the right to threaten someone. And now he's resorting to vandalism on these articles in which the previous sockpuppets have visited. I think he should be looked at as well, considering he told me to get lost in an edit summary, and is still frequently vandalizing pages that the previous sockpuppets have recently edited on. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:11, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Hope you're free to do, you know, this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

error in wiki

Only on the wiki where I manage ([1]) had a fatal error but it doesn't go back to normal anymore. YellowFrogger (talk) 00:18, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

YellowFrogger Please file a task on Phabricator. MediaWiki internal errors and similar technical errors are in scope of Site Reliability Engineering. You can link to this stewards' noticeboard request in your Phabricator ticket for context and reciprocally link to the Phabricator ticket by way of a reply to this thread. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:46, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

MediaWiki internal error

MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [40436c0b89445b148f0bb7f1] 2021-06-13 00:13:47: Fatal exception of type "InvalidArgumentException"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.

Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 00:36, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Hugo Ar Please file a task on Phabricator. MediaWiki internal errors and similar technical errors are in scope of Site Reliability Engineering. You can link to this stewards' noticeboard request in your Phabricator ticket for context and reciprocally link to the Phabricator ticket by way of a reply to this thread. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 00:45, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus, thank you. The request is ready: T7453. Very kind to advise. Greetings. Hugo Ar (talk) 01:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Hugo Ar That's Yes check.svg great. Face-smile.svg Thank you very much. :) Dmehus (talk) 01:07, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
The error no longer appears. Everything seems to be working normally now. I already notified Phabricator. Thanks. Greetings. Hugo Ar (talk) 01:25, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, likely it was reported or caught by someone else and repaired. It's good to have a ticket for it, though. Dmehus (talk) 01:26, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy exemption for lhmnwiki

Wiki's custom domain: https://wlhmn.tk

Reason: Wiki made to be read

The requester's prems: Bureaucrat (confirm)

 Song Ngư MGR (talk) 11:24, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Pictogram voting wait.svg Working on this.... Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: And also as the wiki was build to be a documentations wiki, don't expect much people to edit.
(forgot to note that on) Song Ngư MGR (talk) 01:48, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Do you have result on this yet? '-'
There was no more cases before me. Song Ngư MGR (talk) 02:15, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Song Ngư MGR Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. Though I don't speak any Vietnamese and though some of the pages I examined are what I'd classify as stub-class articles, containing only an infobox and possibly a photo, it's clear both from the files in your wiki's File: namespace and the more than 120 pages in your wiki's (Main) namespace that there is sufficient content made to be read and viewed by real people. In terms of need, as one of only two contributing editors to this wiki, this is all met. Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted this request indefinitely as a wiki made to be read and viewed by real people and which is edited by few people. Please note that this is not a permanent exemption; rather, it is indefinite and can be changed in the future should your wiki's activity or other circumstances change. Dmehus (talk) 18:33, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
I will also add the above note as a reason, but I trust you will continue to fill in the remaining pages that contain only an infobox, right? Dmehus (talk) 18:34, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I will, until I fill up every pages and the comic series come to "the end". Song Ngư MGR (talk) 00:15, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Okay, sounds good. Face-smile.svg Thank you! Dmehus (talk) 00:35, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

What the hell is going on with this community?

I have been watching the events unfold these past few days and I have no word to describe other than it is petulant to a fault.


And I will say this: @DarkMatterMan4500: I thought better of you until that episode. You were the only person from Miraheze to actually deal with vandalism on Trollpedia and that is something I am very grateful for and to see you do what you're doing is revolting.

You should have warned Gay Socrates about their aspersion on Meta since this happened on Meta. I really do not understand why you went out of your way to remind him of that directly on his Minecraft wiki (if I recall correctly) when this did not happen there in the first place and had nothing to do with what happened on Meta. In other words, anything that happens on Meta must stay on Meta. If for whatever reason you were afraid that they did not receive the notifications, then I have to say that I am certain he does because any notif I got on Meta were when I was working on Trollpedia, otherwise, what gives? They never posted on Meta beforehand, so does it really matter if he violates a rule there once and then go on about their business? Moreover, it dawns on me that you started reverting his contributions here while repeatedly interacting with his talkpage when that did nothing, but worsen the situation.


Now, @Gay Socrates:, I don't know why you had to blow this out of proportion when that was not needed. I received an annoying comment from Dmehus on my talkpage on Trollpedia, but that does not mean I should go into a frenzy and accuse him of harassing me, that's not appropriate. DMM4500 had likely no ill-intention toward you when he contacted you via your wiki.

Consider my advice: Grow a pair, because you will likely get more of these if you grow your wiki. As a suggestion, why not open your own Mediawiki instance on a shared hosting where you are free to set your own rules? That would probably be a better option than fighting with the community here.


I think the worst part about this whole ordeal is that none of the actors who participated in this 'drama' had any agency to try to do some mediation with anyone. As a matter of fact, someone banned Gay Socrates for one day for being disruptive, notwithstanding that would not help at all. In fact, they are back and even more disruptive than before, and this is not helped by DMM4500 not dropping the stick, instead resorting to edit-warring with the user.

Additionally, I wanna thank @Andrew071117: and @MacFan4000: for not helping at all. You can keep edit-warring all day long on Gay Socrates' talkpage, but what good will it do? You are all wasting your time.


I am certainly gonna note this event on my review of Miraheze. Clearly, the juveniles here have run amok. I always thought this nonsense only affected the 'reception wikis', but this issue appears to be far more deeply embedded in Miraheze than I initially thought.

If you feel this topic might lead to a flamewar, you can pre-emptively lock it. I said my piece about this and all the parties involved have been informed as well. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 16:12, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

The reason why I didn't warn him on Meta was mainly because I'm not an admin of Meta, and the problems were already resolved by the time of this writing, so yeah, I guess you can say, it was quite an episode here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:15, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
To be clear, as soon as I saw edit warring, I pinged a couple of sysops on IRC to help handle the situation. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 16:18, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Technically speaking, MarioSuperstar77, you had every right to call us out, not to mention giving us great ideas that I might and/or could do in the future. (i.e. Opening a MediaWiki instance, probably referring to hosting our own MediaWiki-powered wikis and to make our own rules.) So yeah, I've been thinking about that yesterday when the update began, and we apologize on our behalf of what gave rise to the edit warring on Thursday. It wasn't just my fault, but 2 other people were to be blamed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:12, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Wiki undeletion

Per request by SPEEDYBEAVER, please undelete reverserottenwebsiteswiki. — Arcversin (talk) 12:07, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Arcversin Thank you for your request to undelete reverserottenwebsiteswiki. That wiki was likely deleted in accordance with Dormancy Policy per lack of community interest and/or because it was a duplication of Fresh Websites Wiki. As Content Policy allows for only significant or substantial content forks of existing wikis in limited circumstances (and usually involving some sort of mediation), I'd rather see SPEEDYBEAVER hold a local discussion with the Fresh Websites Wiki community on freshwebsiteswiki. Additionally, that community may well have had a discussion to wind down and merge reverserottenwebsiteswiki into freshwebsiteswiki, so if that is the case, another discussion is certainly not only desired but warranted. Dmehus (talk) 15:26, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
@SPEEDYBEAVER: Please see above. — Arcversin (talk) 15:31, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Massive flood of spambots have been wreaking havoc and they need to be dealt with as soon as possible:

There's been a number of cross-wiki spam-bots coming into some of our wikis and even on the snapwikiwiki, and I was hoping that either Void or another fellow Steward could squash them and lock them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

They will be. The abuse logs are doing their job, though. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Okay, fair enough. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:57, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Exemption from the Dormancy Policy

https://energywithin.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

We would like to be exempted from the dormancy policy. We genuinely care for our wiki and have been very passionate about our roleplays for over 4 years at this point with content widening to almost 500 pages, but we are only two people actively editing a colossal wiki that is ever expanding and we really need our mental health breaks from time to time. We want to respectively request that you exempt us from the dormancy policy for our mental health, so we don't have to worry about the wiki we've spent so hard to build over all these years to be deleted. Thank you, and have a nice day.Zamasu (talk) 18:00, 13 June 2021 (UTC) Zamasu (talk) 18:00, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Zamasu Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, as one of only two contributing editors to this wiki, that is likely met on its own per your articulated reason; however, as it's a private wiki, it won't be backed up to The Internet Archive on a generally quarterly basis as part of Reception123's wiki public wiki wikibackups that he does. In terms of sufficient content intended to be read, while I've only examined a handful of your wiki's pages (due to the sheer breadth of the content available), this, too, is easily met as the pages examined are all either start- or C-class (or above). Thus, I've Yes check.svg granted this on an indefinite basis as a wiki intended to be read by real people and which is minimally by edited by few editors. Please note that this exemption is not permanent, and is subject to revision should your wiki's activity or other circumstances change. Please also advise us of the same, too. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Third inactivity exemption request

Today I am requesting inactivity exemption for my wikis, The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki for the third time for the following reasons:

  1. I am the only contributor on these wikis for some reason.
  2. I have been pre-occupied with other things, like helping out with the rebrand.
  3. The wikis are pretty much complete and do not necessarily need to be actively edited.
  4. The scope of the wikis in general is causing me to have trouble looking for content. It talks about good and bad episodes and characters of The Loud House, and I have tried to find reviews online but haven't been able to find many, not only that but I have pretty much got all of the general episodes.

I would like these wikis to be exempt from inactivity for these reasons. To be honest I have considered making a Request for Comment about abolishing the Dormancy policy altogether as I feel like it puts unnecessary stress on users to constantly be updating their wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:25, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 Firstly, please note that this is actually only your second request. Your second request was archived by the bot prior to being relisted; thus, this is just a repost of your second request, which should be avoided. I've now Yes check.svg assessed your exemption request to Dormancy Policy. In terms of content, unfortunately, it's little changed from your first request. While you may have added additional pages, each page contains only a single sentence, some of which have a second sentence which propose to list the "bad qualities" of the episode. So, on that basis, I see insufficient content intended to be read by real people. In terms of need, while you may well be the only editor on this wiki, that alone is not the only criterion. Your wiki is also a public wiki; thus, it would be regularly backed up to the The Internet Archive as part of Reception123's regular wikibackups, which he generally does on a quarterly basis. Additionally, your wiki has yet to even go inactive, and you say yourself you're looking for contributors. Thus, should either of your wikis eventually be closed per Dormancy Policy, this would provide you up to six months to reactivate your wiki, or for someone to adopt your wiki at requests for adoption. An exemption would upend that process. So, I would rather see you focus on filling in the content on your wiki, rather than additing additional sub-stub pages, by writing well-sourced, at length encyclopedic content on each of your wiki's pages, then re-request an exemption. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 19:22, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Ok. It is a good thing he does Internet Archive crawls of these wikis, since my biggest concern is them being lost forever. However, I want a wiki of my own, and I suggested Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki, but it got declined, and I am currently discussing it with DarkMatterMan4500, who reviewed my request. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:03, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for understanding. A slight clarification, though, yes the Internet Archive crawls wikis, but Miraheze SRE also upload XML dumps of all public wikis (generally quarterly). In regards to your latter request, that is likely because your description was not clear enough on what the content of the wiki would be. Feel free to resubmit the request, by adding to, but not replacing, your existing description, and describing how it will be different than, say, terribletvshowswiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:09, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
I did and now the wiki has been created. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:28, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 Yeah, I saw that. That's good, and thank you for the update! Dmehus (talk) 00:17, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Additionally, I would also suggest regularly using Special:DataDump on each of your wikis to regularly export of your wikis, so you always have a backup of them and they can be restored should the need arise. Dmehus (talk) 19:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Exemption from Dormancy Policy request:

Could my Trashy Vyond Videos Wiki be exempted from dormancy/inactivity per the Dormancy Policy upon a reasonable request? I wouldn't want that wiki to go to waste, as it's the most active wiki I've ever self-requested and self-approved. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:41, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. In terms of need, by your own admission, your wiki is the "most active wiki [you've] ever self-requested," so I don't find there is sufficient need on that basis. Additionally, as a public wiki, it is regularly backed up and posted to The Internet Archive, so that is an additional reason for lack of need. In terms of content, I don't find there is sufficient encyclopedic quality content intended to inform and be read by real people, so I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done. Dmehus (talk) 00:14, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Alright, I might close this request up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:24, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
No need to close it formally. It can just naturally move up the noticeboard until the bot archives it. Dmehus (talk) 00:26, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Right....
If it was actually dormant, then I could've requested it. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:27, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Well, that might show more of a need, perhaps, but there is also the question of sufficient quality content intended to inform and be read by real people. Commonly, for the Reception wikis such as this, most local administrators just regularly generate an XML dump and image backup using Special:DataDump on their wikis. Dmehus (talk) 00:30, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Request for re-adding of bureaucrat flag

I am not sure how it happened but I lost my bureaucrat flag on my wiki. Can someone re add it? Nightwolf1223 (talk) 00:31, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Nightwolf1223 Yes check.svg Done. It looks like your abuse filter #1 needs some fine-tuning, so I have additionally Yes check.svg removed the revocation actions from the filter to prevent this from happening again. Dmehus (talk) 00:44, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Request to delete 2 of my wikis.

I would like both elementalwiki and myceliumwiki to be deleted. For Elemental Wiki, there are not a lot of stuff to put in. For Mycelium, at first I planned to make Mycelium a place of stuff which only admins can edit but I didn't have my own website at the time, so I decided to use Miraheze and make the wiki read-only. But now that I have my own website, I will move the wiki into my website. Anpang (talk) 02:53, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Anpang As the only contributor to each of these wikis, it's clear these are your personal wikis, so this is Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). I also noticed you didn't generate a dump for elementalwiki, but I assumed you didn't need one as there weren't many pages for that one at all. Dmehus (talk) 03:06, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Anpang (talk) 03:08, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:09, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser and global lock for InfiniTwiceGeneration

This was already reported on #miraheze-cvt, but I'll post this here anyway. This user is VERY suspicious, as he has sysop on sephspacewiki despite only having one edit, and he might be a sockpuppet of the globally locked user EijiZeBoi, according to this image. Please run CheckUser. @Dmehus: @Void:MarioMario456 13:23, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

While I do agree that it does look suspicious that a user would create an account just to regain their admin status on that wiki, considering EijiZeBoi's lock was made just a little over a month ago, I will say that a brand new user shouldn't really have the admin status right away. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
The screenshot is potentially a bit suspicious, but I've looked at the deleted page and it is Trevor807 asking the user if they are the other named user. The user neither confirmed or denied this to be the case; in fact, they didn't even respond. However, Trevor807 is a bureaucrat and/or sysop on that wiki, so it's not clear that this really amounts to anything. Dmehus (talk) 13:38, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Thank you for replying so quickly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:39, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: The fact that the deletion reason is "to protect identity" makes it even more suspicious. —MarioMario456 14:17, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
MarioMario456 While that is definitely true, we shouldn't forget about another case regarding 2 users spamming "Quarrow" in their vandalism on 2 wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:19, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
MarioMario456 Your suspicions were confirmed as well as mine. The account in question has been locked for abusing multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Locked. Dmehus (talk) 02:02, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch, Dmehus. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:30, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for Geoshea

Recently, over both Miraheze and Discord, Geoshea, the creator of this wiki, has done some terrible things that I think warrant a global lock. He clearly violated the Code of Conduct:

Geoshea is a dangerous person, who has harassed and slandered many Miraheze users on and off-site. Many people including me are afraid of him and what he can do, particularly because he has a large amount of enablers (mostly users on his wiki). Please do the right thing and lock him if you think you can. ChessPiece21 (talk) 16:09, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Hey there, I know you're angry at me but I'll have you know I'm not a groomer, pedophile or cyberbully at all. I regret onjohing CP back in 2019 and I never groomed KBOS at all and she is a liar. Please forgive me, I really changed and stopped doing all this shit long ago. --Geoshea (talk) 23:29, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
Yeah right. Geoshea literally sent a picture of his semen to KBOS without asking at all. He also began drawing CP before he even met KBOS. Pedophilia is one of the worst crimes of all time. Pedophilia is unforgiveable. SporeShroom2007 (talk) 01:04, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi. Please note that Miraheze locks based on evidence of misconduct on-wiki and not because someone did something on other platforms (even if we did, the evidence you provided so far would not be enough). You may block Geoshea locally if you wish to do so. The allegations do however seem serious so I would think it would be appropriate to contact Discord Trust and Safety with your report as since it allegedly happened on their platform they would be best to deal with this. If you have any evidence of any global policy violations on Miraheze please let us know. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:58, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Garrett Crowe

This user, apart from being an SJW, seems to be a harassment-only account. See the comment log in all blocked wikis. MarioMario456 03:33, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

For context if anyone is interested, that's why he got blocked: https://rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Antifa&diff=prev&oldid=44977. That is so petty as hell.
I hope he does not get locked over that. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 14:12, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Additionally, he got blocked across multiple wikis because they are all run by the same people. This is Reddit-tier nonsense and shows that this report should be taken with a grain of salt. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 14:15, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done as the evidence here is insufficient to warrant a global lock. I'm not even really seeing enough for a firm warning as to the Code of Conduct. As MarioSuperstar77 said, Stewards do take Reception wiki block reasons with a "grain of salt," and we both consider and measure the evidence against our global policies. I would additionally remind the complainant of the Code of Conduct, and that filing spurious and/or unsubstantiated reports, especially if done repeatedly, would consistute a breach of that policy. Dmehus (talk) 14:38, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I've changed those block settings as it didn't sit right with me, and I left the user's talk page open on one of them. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:46, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Thanks, but to be honest, looking at the reason for the block, I'm not convinced this was even a good local block. It seems like the user was blocked for undoing an administrator's category tagging. Personally, as a local community member, I'd suggest unblocking them on affected wikis, and guide them to the Qualitipedia wiki rules via one of their local user talk pages. Dmehus (talk) 14:49, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Alright, I switched it to a week only to allow the user to appeal directly on their talk page. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:54, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. That's better. One week for such a minor single infraction, with an open user talk page, is much better. Dmehus (talk) 14:55, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
And as a bonus, I've unblocked him on the other wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:59, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

Request for re-adding of bureaucrat role

Accidentally deleted the bureaucrat role while trying to clean up others for simplicity. Could I have it added back / to me? Thank you! Apinkoctopus (talk) 22:59, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Apinkoctopus Yes check.svg Re-added. Additionally, I have also locally recreated your bureaucrat user group in accordance with the default permission settings for the group. If changing around your user groups in the future, especially those with the managewiki user right, ensure you have another group with that user right before deleting the unneeded group. It's also highly recommended that you not grant your top-level user group the ability to remove that group. Instead, Stewards are requested to remove the top-level user group via this noticeboard. This is to prevent inadvertent bureaucrat bit removals, but also to ensure removals are done in accordance with your wiki's community established rules. Dmehus (talk) 23:49, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Apinkoctopus (talk) 01:51, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 02:01, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

User Reception Wikis were a bad idea, but what happened?

Translations and data-nosnippet for the central notice

The central notice currently has a couple of issues:

  1. There's no link to give people a way to translate the notice. Previous notices used to, as can be seen for this one. In fact, looking at the source code for the current notice, it looks like the notice hasn't even been made translatable at all.
  2. The text has not been wrapped in <span data-nosnippet></span>. This is needed so that search engines, like Google, won't use the text from the notice as the snippet for search results. This issue was actually previously brought up for another notice in phab:T6840, and it'd be nice if that could be remembered.

K599 (talk) 01:47, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

That's a good point that a Steward could look into. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:39, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Closing a wiki

Could somebody please close itislamwiki?--Angelo Pisani (talk) 07:24, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Angelo Pisani Apologies this was missed, likely as your request was so short, it was "buried" between longer threads. Nevertheless, can you please clarify whether you are requesting closure or deletion, as both have special meanings in ManageWiki? If the latter, what is the reason for deletion and have you generated an XML dump and image backup for your wiki (if required)? Dmehus (talk) 15:43, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
"Have you generated an XML dump and image backup for your wiki?" no
The reason is because I'm bored, I'll never edit it anymore. Angelo Pisani (talk) 15:48, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Angelo Pisani Face-smile.svg Thank you. As the only contributor to this wiki and since there was very little content on this wiki, it is uninviting for someone to want have to go through a prolonged adoption process to take over this wiki. Similarly, it doesn't make sense to essentially leave this subdomain unavailable for creation as a new wiki for the full duration of Dormancy Policy. Accordingly, Yes check.svg done per the aforementioned reasons and because you are the sole contributing user to your wiki's community and have thus requested deletion. Dmehus (talk) 17:26, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Can you shut down Controversial Wikis & Users Wiki?

If you want to know why I'm asking this. Yes, I know you guys are aware of this site but I want to tell you guys that this wiki is becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki as there's a bunch of pages on that site that violates the CoC. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you might wanna look here, so that's why I felt like it should shut down since it's becoming the new Unfavorable Wikis and Users Wiki. I felt like you should take a lot at this site carefully and you'll see what I mean, thanks. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 14:50, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

I agree, the wiki is just beating a dead horse at this point. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:36, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
DuchessTheSponge Thank you for your report, which was not the first report regarding this wiki. Following discussions with other Stewards, it was agreed this that this controversialwikisanduserswiki wiki represented Content Policy violations that were systemic, serious, and pervasive, as the wiki's sole purpose was to disparage and harass a select number of existing Miraheze users. Additionally, it's also worth noting the wiki's sole bureaucrat and administrator has long since been globally locked. As such, it has now been Yes check.svg deleted. Dmehus (talk) 16:01, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! :) DuchessTheSponge (talk) 16:02, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:10, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Add DarkMode CSS to MediaWiki:Global.css for CentralNotice

Currently, the toggle for dismissing the CentralNotice banners is being almost hidden (giving it a closer look reveals the button) by the DarkMode extension which is a default extension. Could you please add the following code to the Global.css (provided by GlobalCssJs extension) so that the button is not hidden: .client-dark-mode {

   #cnotice-toggle-box {
      filter: invert( 1 ) hue-rotate( 180deg );

} ? And just in case you want to worry about old browsers, you should also define the -webkit-filter property with the same value. R4356th 3,440 Local Contributions Logged Actions CentralAuth (talk) 17:01, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

R4356th This is a reasonable request, so has been Yes check.svg done. I missed adding the top line, so that has also been Yes check.svg fixed, though VisualEditor/MediaWiki did warn me that it contained error(s) (didn't say what error(s)). Nevertheless, it's been added anyway, as it was likely/possibly just referencing your added note below. The GlobalCssJs extension is, I think, a default extension, if I'm not mistaken, so this fix should only work on wikis that have the extension enabled, correct? Dmehus (talk) 17:29, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
The change does not work due to a bug, a closing bracket is required. As for GlobalCssJs, yes, I think you are correct. R4356th 3,440 Local Contributions Logged Actions CentralAuth (talk) 03:41, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
I've done an actual fix, the proposed CSS is not valid. My fix works when loaded, but I'm not sure MediaWiki:Global.css is updating that quickly. -- Void Whispers 20:31, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Can you make me an autoconfirmed user or member on all of Qualitipedia Wikis

I just logged in and I would start editing Gilimaster69 (talk) 07:06, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Gilimaster69 Typically, you'd be autoconfirmed automatically when you make around 10 edits or have been active for 4 days, but nonetheless, I have Yes check.svg granted you the confirmed status on one wiki, of course. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:58, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you, DarkMatterMan4500. Gilimaster69, please ensure you read & adhere to each wiki's local rules (typically posted on the Main Page of each wiki), use edit summaries explaining your edits, and discuss any potentially controversial planned edits first on companion talk pages. Dmehus (talk) 15:44, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
I will I can't wait to start this adventure also remember me from discord Gilimaster69 (talk) 16:05, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Gilimaster69 Who were you on Discord? Dmehus (talk) 16:07, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus, it was Gilimaster69 on discord when I was trying to get the link for Qualitipedia server, remember me Gilimaster69 (talk) 16:22, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Delete wikis

I'd like to delete my two wikis before -- enrs and prp (.miraheze.org) because I do not need them now. The two wikis have only my contributions and they are closed. Zes M Young (talk) 02:24, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Anybody? Zes M Young (talk) 08:39, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
Zes M Young Which two wikis would you like deleted? Can you provide links to each wiki? Also, have you generated XML and/or image dump backups of your wikis, or if not required, some confirmation to that effect would be helpful. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 15:08, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
reply to Dmehus, I've already provided in the talk above. (Now I underlined)
They are https://enrs.miraheze.org and https://prp.miraheze.org.
Now I'm sure I no more need them. Please delete both of them. Thanks. 杨哲思 () 12:11, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Zes M Young Face-smile.svg Thank you. The way in which you'd formatted the subdomains above, it was unclear if those were the actual subdomains or abbreviations of the same. In any case, as the only contributor to these wikis, these are now Yes check.svg deleted (#1 and #2) per your articulated reason and the preceding. Dmehus (talk) 14:24, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

Unfairly blocked from Qualitipedia

Why are Garbage Memes and Golden Memes wikis closed?

Reception wikis about memes were a good idea on paper, but executed poorly and short-lived. Golden Memes (positive) and Garbage Memes (negative) were an examples. Sadly, they were closed down. What happened? Maxkatzur (talk) 08:56, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Why'd you ask when the answer is evident: They were closed due to inactivity. I don't remember there ever being an edit made (At least on Recent Changes). MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 11:16, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Hide my name please

Go to https://bn.gyaanipedia.com/wiki/বিশেষ:অবদান/আফতাবুজ্জামান you will see I have edits there but I never edited there. It's looks like they imported those from bnwiki. bn.gyaanipedia.com mostly a spamming site (as far as I seen), I don't want to associate my name in there. Please hide my name from imported edits. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 02:04, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

This is a bit unconventional, but I suppose I could revision delete or oversight your username on your imported contributions, but I can't remove your account completely from that wiki. Will that work for you? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:55, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Yes, please do. It will be great. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 15:54, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Any progress? আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 14:31, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Copyright violation

I found large number of copyright violation on https://bn.gyaanipedia.com/. They imported whole Banglapedia book (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banglapedia don't confuse with Bengali Wikipedia) and licensed it under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)!! The book is not in PD yet (see copyright notice). Please delete.

https://bn.gyaanipedia.com/wiki/%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B6%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%B7:%E0%A6%B2%E0%A6%97?type=import&user=Shaunak+Chakraborty&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&subtype= আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 02:18, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

আফতাবুজ্জামান Can you please link to me the specific page(s) on Bengali Gyannipedia that have copied the Banglapedia book without permission? I don't speak Bengali, unfortunately, so trying to look through the import logs to find specific pages would be very difficult. Dmehus (talk) 02:53, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
আফতাবুজ্জামান, I would say that it is too hard for the stewards to identify the copyrighted material especially when they don't know the language in which the copyrighted material is. It would be better to specify the pages which have been directly imported. I assume that the above link is the link to the import log as done by Shaunak Chakraborty? Mazzaz (talk) 05:46, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Here is the list. Delete all of pages. In case if you have any doubt, please compare that page's text with https://bn.banglapedia.org/index.php/[that page title here]. Thanks. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:23, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. That's quite the list. It would be impracticable to review every page against the apparent original on Banglapedia. Noting that each page has been categorised as [[Category:Banglapedia]], I believe it's safe to assume they're all pages imported from the copyrighted Banglapedia. I've left this note for Shaunak Chakraborty to provide satisfactory, verifiable, and authoritative evidence that Banglapedia has authorized him to redistribute the content under a compatible CreativeCommons or CreativeCommons-equivalent license no later than 20 June 2021. As such, I'm placing this Symbol wait.svg on hold until 20 June 2021, at which point I will prepare a Phabricator task to remove the pages as it is just sheerly too much for a Steward to do manually. Dmehus (talk) 20:06, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 19:19, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

As such, I'm placing this Symbol wait.svg on hold until 20 June 2021, at which point I will prepare a Phabricator task to remove the pages as it is just sheerly too much for a Steward to do manually.

DUDE, my man why don't you download and run some maintenance Python script to delete all the offending pages quickly. It is sooo easy like I'm sure you know how to use Python bro lol. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 05:27, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
Firstly, though it's less likely Shaunak Chakraborty has a license to reprint that copyrighted content, I wanted to provide a short window of opportunity to do that, in case that is the case. Secondly, Stewards do not have shell access to the server. While there's no Python script, there's a MediaWiki PHP maintenance script, deleteBatch.php, that SRE can run at the request of either Stewards or local wiki bureaucrats. I will be preparing a Phabricator task shortly. Dmehus (talk) 15:05, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 14:31, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Requesting CheckUser for the following accounts:

2 of the usernames are either recycled from previously locked accounts like AshKetchum3738, TheCobra300 and Cobra6000 or are very similar to each other, as I suspect MonsterTCS might be behind these 3 accounts above. He claimed to be a new user, but I really don't think so with the way he blanked the section when I was only asking HarmonTower805 to block the suspected sock. This arouses 2 questions: How does he know about the Incredible Characters Wiki, Loathsome Characters Wiki, Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, Best Shows & Episodes Wiki, and other wikis where MonsterTCS previously visited? And how does he know about The Horrible Music & Songs Wikia Wiki? Seems pretty suspicious, if you ask me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:12, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

And now he's saying that I'm being too paranoid, but that would probably confirm my suspicions about him. I'm probably sure that this is no coincidence whatsoever. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:30, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
And then he blanked it for the second time, but only ended up incriminating himself. At this point, it's pretty evidential. I'd like for a Steward to investigate this as soon as possible. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:42, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
First of all, I don't see how MonsterTCS would be involved here, and you really do need to be careful so as not cast unfounded allegations or aspersions merely from monitoring the Reception wiki block summaries. Secondly, page blanking is rather generic vandalism. That being said, given the contributions of the above, similarly named users, a there is likely abuse of multiple accounts here; I just question the extent to which, if at all really, whether MonsterTCS is involved. Dmehus (talk) 23:12, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus That's true, I wasn't sure if it happened to have been him, or it might just be a copycat of some sort. If it's not him, then maybe someone else. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:17, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
I'll try and take a look at the three accounts shortly. Dmehus (talk) 23:18, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
Alright, and yeah, that's a good point you brought up about casting aspersions, but like I said, it could just possibly be a copycat of some sort. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:22, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Completed, with no further action required. The only potential wiki where either of the above three users actually contributed was the thehorriblemusicandsongswikiawiki. While I've not examined the logs of every attached wiki for each of the accounts, the representative sample I have examined were only the user's apparent alternate accounts having visited a wiki. Note that accounts are created automatically by the CentralAuth extension by any logged in user merely from visiting a wiki. It seems like you might be jumping to conclusions a bit too quickly here by blocking a user merely based on a similar username pattern, rather than actual contributions. As such, I strongly disapprove of the rather common Qualitipedia practice of blocking users on suspicion of holding multiple accounts merely from visiting wikis, and strongly urge you to send a group DM or other mass message to the Qualitipedia administrators instructing them to block users only when actual editing contributions or logged actions are made that show potential for abuse of multiple accounts. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:37, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Alright. Sounds good to me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:17, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

XML dump request

Can you please read this?

Spam pages on Horrible Music & Songs Wiki

I was looking at the recent changes on Horrible Music & Songs Wiki to see any progress with the election when I noticed that there are a ton of pages advertising patios and furniture that are all marked for deletion. They appear to be made by many different users, but the content of the pages is pretty much the same. If you look at the Candidates for Deletion category on the wiki, it is filled with a ton of these pages. They all appear to be made by different users, even though their userpages have similar content, which makes me think we could be dealing with sockpuppetry. Here are just a few of these pages:

They all describe things about outdoor furniture and patios. If you look at the userpages of the users who created them, they all have similar content, though they just look like normal userpages. Many of these users just edited their userpage and then created one of the pages. Note that the pages listed above are just the ones that are marked for deletion, there could be others. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:43, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

I would also recommend blocking and globally locking the users who made the spam pages since they are spam-only accounts. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:53, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Can you also globally lock the spam-only accounts that created the pages and any other spam-only accounts involved in the pages. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:03, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
This is now Yes check.svg done. Note that MatthewThePrep previously reported this here on my local user talk page on horriblemusicandsongswiki. I've also separately Yes check.svg enabled the StopForumSpam and Moderation extensions to mitigate the barrage of spam only account user page and spam page creations, the latter of which will have a modestly negative impact on anonymous users' ability to edit on this wiki. So, accordingly, I've also Yes check.svg added the skip-moderation, skip-move-moderation, and moderation user rights to the autoconfirmed user group on this wiki, the latter of which will allow you and others to access Special:Moderation and approve or reject, as applicable, edits. Please be liberal in your approval of non-automoderated users' edits, including IP users' edits, as IP users are a significant constructive component of this wiki's editing community. As to the global locks, they should get swept up eventually I proceed through with spam only account investigations, global locks, and global blocks, but they can't edit anyway now. Dmehus (talk) 00:42, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 01:12, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

I think it's time

I think the time has come to delete Atrocious YouTubers Wiki, Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki, and Horrible Vyonders Wiki. The wikis have just been sitting there collecting dust ever since they were closed by stewards back in September of last year. There really is no point in keeping them there, since they were closed by stewards for countless Code of Conduct and Content Policy violations. I think the time has come for those wikis to be deleted. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:09, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

Actually, it looks like Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki was already deleted, meaning Atrocious YouTubers Wiki and Horrible Vyonders Wiki just need to be deleted. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:11, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Noticed it, and it looks like this is the end of the Outcast Network wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:43, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
I think they ended a while ago, but now they are officially gone! Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:38, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
This has been something that has been on my radar for awhile now, and will be discussed with other Stewards. While I can't say whether, when, or if the two remaining Steward-closed and -locked wikis will be manually deleted in accordance with Content Policy, I can say that I have implemented technical measures on or around 31 May 2021 that should prevent all editing and log actions on said wikis—notably, this included the deletion of most local user groups. Hope that clarifies. Dmehus (talk) 12:07, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:22, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

dcmarvelcomics.miraheze.org

Do you think dcmarvelcomics.miraheze.org be deleted because I copied from Wikipedia? Iron Sword 23 (talk) 20:34, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Iron Sword 23, I think there is nothing to do because wikipedia shares its content under CC BY SA 3.0 and you are free to share, remix or rebuild it; given you give the proper attribution and share your content with the same license. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 04:38, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
As long as you imported all revisions or included a link to the source page on English Wikipedia, you should be fine. Dmehus (talk) 12:18, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Would you mind checking Dmehus? Iron Sword 23 (talk) 13:29, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

Hate speech

I found hate speech on the Rotten Websites Wiki under the comment section area of the article about "social justice warriors".

-CarlosFernandez says: "These people deserve to be genocided, i'll show no remorse because they caused some people go mentally ill"

-Saltillo says: "Heck they along with people who think video games cause violence and Alt Right should be sent to concentration and re-education camps"

Why is this allowed?

https://files.catbox.moe/chy0jz.PNG

2A02:120B:2C60:8280:6566:1D01:6FE3:DC8B 16:22, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

I removed the comments immediately as of Monday, when I saw this pop up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:59, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Recover account

I do not know where to write directly to “interwiki admin”, but knowin’ that I cannot, I’ve to improvise, so… @Dmehus: @Wedhro: and @Executive and Me and the holy spirit, I prefer Sanbuca:, I have problem to access my previous account Utente:Executive to Nonciclopedia… I tried hard, but due to being repeatedly banned I think my email will arrive during next few eras… I sent 2 emails without reply, I really like Nonci and I always will. I must recover my account because of years spent working hard for this site, I apologize for my behaviour that could be justified only in a sense that defy logic… by the way, logic defys me every crunchy day, but this is also part of my act… simply made to bring a little joy and more work to the current admin. If anything is possible, I’ll be waiting for further instructions… I do not vandalize and never did… you can easily check… so please be merciful or mercy-fill or full of mercy with very old Users… it is not my fault all LTAs on this site, THANK YOU ALL… hope I used ping correctly.---ExHaProblemiSempreQndTorna (talk)

What is your original account, and is it locked? If it is locked, I'd potentially be open to unlocking it, depending on the timeframe around which it was locked. If it is blocked, though, I won't be able to do anything about that, but I can provide you with instructions on how to engage with local administrators (including on Meta Wiki, if needed). Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 12:20, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
User:Executive2 was his previous account. Trijnsteltalk 15:26, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks you both, but I have already discuss with local Admin, almost everything is fine, thanks all you, in particular Dmehus & Trijnstel.--Executive2 (talk) 19:28, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
No problem, glad you regained access to your account Yes check.svg resolved this issue locally. Dmehus (talk) 19:31, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Reviving the bureaucrat

I accidentally deleted the bureaucrat on the following page[2]. Is it possible to recover the bureaucrat? USSR-Slav (talk) 10:06, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

USSR-Slav, Yes check.svg Re-added the bureaucrat group to you on aquiliawiki following my locally recreating the local group (#1 and #2) in accordance with the default permissions for the group. As a recommended security and best practice, it's recommended you not locally grant bureaucrats the ability to remove the bureaucrat bit from other bureaucrats, to prevent inadvertent removals, chiefly, but secondarily to ensure that the actioning Steward ensures local removal requests are done in keeping with local policies and/or practices. Thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 18:17, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
As an addendum, note that if your wiki had any existing bureaucrats other than yourself, you will need to re-add the bit to them. It didn't seem like there were other bureaucrats other than you, though, based on my review of the local users list. Dmehus (talk) 18:20, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Please close freebirdswikiwiki:

A couple of days ago, I investigated this wiki, and made a surprising find. I originally emailed the Stewards, Trust & Safety and SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), but the latter two told me something I probably should've known by then. Anyways, the wiki I investigated has a lot of libelous information and/or defamation involved. One example of this is this article on Isaac referring to him as a literal "nazi racist kkk evil hitler", which I honestly doubt that is the case with whatever happened to that user. There are WAY too many examples of this on their Special:AllPages page. If you go through all the articles on that page, you'll find that there are absolutely no reliable sources to back up those claims whatsoever. A lot of them have insults, racial slurs, and more libel on those pages. So apparently, that wiki was set up to bully, disparage, attack, or even harass a person or a group of people, as stated in the email I sent days ago regarding that wiki. I hope you take all the time you need to look into that wiki and investigate it like I did. Thanks. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:06, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

This wiki has been under review by Stewards for awhile now, and I do not believe this is in scope of Trust and Safety. There are some issues, certainly, with respect to Content Policy; the trouble is, many of the pages appear to have been created by the apparent subject users which are being profiled (positively or negatively). The difficulty, though, is in terms of verifying whether they are the subject users. Dmehus (talk) 17:33, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Oh, I didn't know that it was under scrutiny for quite a while. 1 thing that did catch my eye was the one on the Joeson article, which has (surprise surprise) racial slurs. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:46, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Just chiming in here, maybe DarkMatterMan4500 has already reported them, but there also appears to be two other examples of such slur being used, here and here. Additionally, this search query returns some questionable results. Agent Isai (talk) 17:55, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Yeah. The trouble I have with this wiki is that it was posed to the then approving wiki creator at the time as a wiki related to the Free Birds movie. It is definitely not that, so that is a strike against the wiki requestor(s) acting in good-faith. I will be discussing with existing Stewards, but one option which I might favour might be to lock and make the wiki private, as this would allow the users to poke fun at each other, without the negative consequences of their false statements (ostensibly made out of some sense of self-deprecating humour) being publicly visible in Google web search results. (Side note: locking a wiki doesn't prevent on-wiki editing, but it does preclude local ManageWiki changes being made by users without the managewiki-restricted user right.) Dmehus (talk) 18:00, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Oh please do lock the wiki and make it private, as there are clear Code of Conduct and Content Policy violations all over the place. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:06, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Please approve my wiki request

Hello Sir...I'm a user of free encyclopedia Wikipedia. Please see [3]. But I'm very sad because I want a wiki for myself, to which I can contribute with a lot of heart, I have requested for a wiki, please approve it, so that I will be able to contribute happily. Please see my wiki request -[4]. Best Regards, Jiggyziz (talk) 04:17, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

@Jiggyziz: Hello and welcome to Miraheze! It's not that wiki creators don't want to create your wiki, it's just that your description is simply not very detailed. Your latest request just says that's it an encyclopedia for good readers, that doesn't tell Miraheze what your wiki is about. Be descriptive about what your wiki will cover, like if it covers current events, then write a description about what it'll cover, etc, and a wiki creator will gladly accept it. Agent Isai (talk) 05:11, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Agent Isai I have since Yes check.svg approved that wiki request since the details were updated to make it look good. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:37, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Could you please shut down Rotten Websites Wiki?

Ever since the shutdown of The Outcast Network, the wiki became flooded with pages about users, with some of them unsourced, which is against Content Policy. If you close the wiki or at least warn the admins, that would have been appreciated. SPEEDYBEAVER (talk) 10:54, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

We've been removing a ton of unsourced pages, so I don't really see the point of shutting it down though. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:07, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
But there's still too much of them. SPEEDYBEAVER (talk) 11:09, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
I'm still trying to see which ones shall be removed. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:12, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
The article on Hbomberguy for example. I do think it is funny how that same wiki got reported twice within 48 hours though. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 11:19, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Still though, it's slowly becoming the new Atrocious YouTubers Wiki, even though it's a Mainline wiki. SPEEDYBEAVER (talk) 11:22, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
So, forced closure and/or deletion of a wiki in accordance with Content Policy is almost always the last step we would take. Your request, citing no specific evidence and, crucially, how the problem is both pervasive and local administration turns a blind eye are not sufficient for any action here. I will say that Stewards received a complaint via e-mail regarding a page on that wiki, and we were able to resolve it by redacting the individual's full real name from the page in question. Critically, DarkMatterMan4500 showed themselves to being responsive to my suggestion to improve the rest of the page in question by either (a) removing unsourced statements of fact or (b) adding citations to reliable sources for the same. So, even if you provided additional evidence, Stewards would merely engage with local administration to remedy any problematic pages. Dmehus (talk) 12:13, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Well, they have a "rule" that doesn't allow channels with less than 100K subscribers, yet there are articles about Peluchin an Ech0chamber despite having less than that. SPEEDYBEAVER (talk) 12:40, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
That could easily be resolved by either removing the rule or simply deleting the page on its own. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:42, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
From the standpoint of Stewards, we have zero interest in that concern. I'd suggest opening a discussion on the companion talk page. If the community agrees to amend that "rule," then it should be amended. Stewards would be concerned only if local bureaucrats refused to implement the prevailing community view without articulating a clear and valid reason for why it was not implemented (i.e., locally-provided veto authority, subject to certain limitations, of course). Dmehus (talk) 13:31, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
But, could you at least warn the admins? SPEEDYBEAVER (talk) 14:21, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
SPEEDYBEAVER Please drop the stick. We're trying to resolve this issue. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:27, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
The coup that happened today has been suppressed. MarioMario456 16:39, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
And please note that DmitriLeon2000 has gotten his rights revoked due to not only abuse of permissions, but also for attempting to turn Rotten Websites Wiki into the new Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. We just couldn't let this continue. I have also blocked him as a result of this whole mess. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:51, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Coup? Oh dear, I click on this page and now I learn there was a coup on Rotten Websites Wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:47, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Also, we cannot shut down any of the Qualitipedia wikis, as doing so would halt the rebrand. We would have to redesign the logos and everything. And if Rotten Websites Wiki gets shut down then Fresh Websites Wiki will also have to be shut down and the logos will have to be changed. Unfortunately, this rebrand is halfway done, as Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki and Marvelous TV Show Episodes Wiki have both been merged and are now closed, and the logos have been changed. It is too late to go back. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:56, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Requesting a wiki?

Hi! I was trying to create a new wiki but was unable to do so. I got a message to contact the adminsitrators? Francesmiriam (talk) 20:07, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Which one? Iron Sword 23 (talk) 20:08, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Hello Francesmiriam, were you trying Special:RequestWiki or Special:CreateWiki. Normal users like us don't have the permission to access Special:CreateWiki page but it is accessible by Wiki creators who create wikis after you request at Special:RequestWiki. In short, if you want to create a wiki, you can't do it yourself, you'll need to request it to be created at Special:RequestWiki and a wiki creator will respond shortly who will either decline or approve your wiki request. Hope that helps! ~ Mazzaz (talk) 03:06, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Please stop Anti Starviki:

For the past few days, I've noticed the user has been making threats on multiple wikis, including threats of rape and murder, making this raging comment on Crappy Games Wiki, acted very rudely on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, and has just been overall disruptive. I have been growing very tired of this user's behavior, and can't let this continue any longer. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:45, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Yet you support doxxing done by CoolSpeedyJosh Rambo (talk) 19:14, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
I see no need for Steward action. As Reception123 and I have cautioned you against using propaganda tactics to have a user globally locked merely because you want them to receive some sort of superior form of punishment to their local blocks, which are serving their purpose. Global locks are not that and should be used as preventative measures, or where the user is abusing multiple accounts. Dmehus (talk) 02:21, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
True, but I was hoping that the user would be warned, rather than just being locked. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:49, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
And thanks for reminding me (once again) anyways Dmehus. Why am I always forgetting that piece of information anyways? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:51, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Request for wiki deletion

Hello, I have decided that I only want 1 wiki. Please delete mywriteprojects. Thank you Nightwolf1223 (talk) 18:17, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Nightwolf1223 As your personal project wiki and per your request, this is Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 02:25, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Dmehus Nightwolf1223 (talk) 17:35, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 17:37, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

I was harassed by MarioMario456 and he asked for my IP

Sometimes I get it right

To whom it may concern:

I noticed that in this wiki there is automoted ban process by bots to IPs...my question revolves around contributions and contributors, I know there are more IP ready to vandalize, spam and similars, but there is also a significant percentage of further contributions by lazy users like me or simply shy users, we all have a start. I wonder if this aggressive but necessary policy makes less familiarity with the community, I mean that a IP user could be annoyed and choose not to cooperate, this is not implying that the main cause is in fact the automation, by the way, I am totally keen on the idea, it reduce work and stress, but I also think that the main point of a wiki is contribution. So, there are any possibilities to perform bots in a way they can analyze content before ban? Programming is hard, but if there is a line to protect even the smallest righteous edit, it could make huge difference for all of us. After all we need content, we are content and we make content, by the way, I was referring to IPs like this. Thankfully thanking and dirty thinking, yours.--Executive2 (talk) 16:44, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Per the global no proxy policy, any VPN/open proxy is allowed to be banned as they are usually used to vandalize or otherwise break various policies. Users wishing to still edit on such IPs are asked to contact the stewards via email, stewards(at)miraheze.org. I hope that helps answer your question. Zppix (Meta | talk to me) 17:01, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes, but there is implicit contradiction: We use automoted BAN to reduce troubles, but we keep emails for every misuses...augmenting trouble. I understand the policy, but I am also saying to perform bots, not to disable them or change our policy, that I agree with… I had multiple bans just for editing a page, but editing is all what I did… --Executive2 (talk) 17:21, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
I'm not really sure what the request is here, if there is a request or if it's more of a general observation. If a general observation or a request, perhaps you could articulate this a little further and better in order to help us help you? With regard to global soft rangeblocks and blocks, you can thank a perennial long-term abuse case on nonciclopediawiki and this wiki, principally, for that. Sure, IP editors on Meta would be nice, but the reality is, > 9 out of 10 IPs on Meta are one of five things: (1) long-term abuse; (2) ban evading editors; (3) spammers; (4) trolls; or (5) a good-faith editor who inadvertently edited while logged out and did not want to expose their IP. Plus, Meta Wiki is not a content wiki; it is a coordination and global request wiki, augmented by some discussions affecting Miraheze in a global context and manner. As such, there's little need to be too concerned with potential false positive impacts on IP users, since users can easily create an account, provided they take care to abide by user accounts policy and not be a fairly recently globally locked user, globally banned user, or locally blocked or otherwise restricted user on Meta Wiki. The one oddity with Meta Wiki is that torunblocked is not available to registered users as it is on most wikis; however, a global IP block exemption can be requested from Stewards (provided the user is trustworthy, established, and has no recent history of sockpuppetry), or Stewards could look to add that user right to bring it in sync with the default permissions. Hope that helps you out. Dmehus (talk) 02:52, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
We've had to deal with a persistent LTA on nonciclopediawiki for quite a while now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:47, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for replying me, I am sorry but I thought reprogramming a bot should be admin stuff.
I can discuss further my observation, but I just pose a question to better explain myself: Is it possible to know how many righteous contributions were deleted because automated ban? And if it is so, how to recover that contribution? I mean real content and in line with wiki policy, I recall the situation in Nonciclopedia, but what I try to say is: Save the content not the IP, if possible, both ;)--Executive2 (talk) 11:58, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
I forgot to mention this policy is provided to young users also! (at least in Nonciclopedia) Making difficult to better see malevolent intents from legit edit, but again It just a few...for restricted period of time, technically speaking, that concerns things like number of edits and time of users’ presence on the site. I apologize, but I still view a bit of too much to protect and less to confirm, I (wrongly) thought that bot behavior could be easily performed with implementation such as: special keywords, user edit history or content meta analysis before pub; anyway you’re telling me otherwise, It is our internal policy and if it is so, you replied sufficiently to my question @Dmehus:, thanks you in any case :).--Executive2 (talk) 14:22, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg No problem. You've raised some interesting philosophical questions, to which I don't think there are many (if any) easy answers. As to viewing deleted IP users' contributions, yes this is possible with Special:DeletedContributions; however, only administrators or above can view this. To clarify, though, a bot does not handle the IP blocks; that's strictly done by global functionaries or local administrators, unless you mean the abuse filter local blocks. If that is the case, you might try engaging with Wedhro at their local user talk page to suggest any changes to their local abuse filters. Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Realy thank you! I appreciate how much time You offer, even if concerns a little vague due to difficulty, argue; I beg pardon, but English is not my native idiom… ;)--Executive2 (talk) 17:59, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Libelous article on Rotten Websites Wiki

Ben Kuchera

Most of the things written there is completely made-up. 2A02:120B:2C60:8280:6D8A:A3CA:7C59:26AA 12:03, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

It has been removed by me, so what's the point of processing this? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:07, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
You removed it after I made a complaint here. The fact that it was allowed on your site for so long makes me perplexed, that's laziness at best and disingenuous malicious compliance at worst. 2A02:120B:2C60:8280:6D8A:A3CA:7C59:26AA 12:34, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
I'm just an admin there, and I also added protection so it can't be re-created. Aside from that, I think it's best you look above a few sections where it mentions the Rotten Websites Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:39, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This seems to have been Yes check.svg locally resolved by DarkMatterMan4500. 2A02:120B:2C60:8280:6D8A:A3CA:7C59:26AA, per the edit notice on this very noticeboard, you should note that anonymous complaints are not given much attention from a procedural fairness standpoint (i.e., due process) and from a procedural standpoint (i.e., likelihood the report is from a ban evading editor). So, to avoid this, you should login or create an account first, taking care, of course, to oblige and obey user accounts policy, then make your report, citing appropriate evidence in the form of permalinks and diffs. Speaking of which, your report was insufficient from an evidentiary standpoint for any investigation or action to have been taken by Stewards. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 15:51, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

"Speaking of which, your report was insufficient from an evidentiary standpoint for any investigation or action to have been taken by Stewards." He deleted the evidence that's why, good on him I say. 2A02:120B:2C60:8280:6D8A:A3CA:7C59:26AA 21:07, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Well, you'd be wrong. That's not deleting evidence, that's saving a wiki from being shutdown and preventing anymore libel from being created on that wiki. I'd say, drop the stick, and it has already been resolved anyways. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:17, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
I see no issue with deleting a page after an issue has been raised against it. Local administrators, in some cases, may not (or cannot) be aware of and have vetted the contents of every single page on their wiki. As such, this type of content can persist until someone does review it and points out the problem. That seems to be what happened here, and therefore does not merit further action. -- Void Whispers 21:50, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
2A02:120B:2C60:8280:6D8A:A3CA:7C59:26AA Note that Stewards, and even Global Sysops, can still view deleted contributions. So, had your report contained evidence and had you ideally been logged in when you'd made your report, we would've still been able to review any deleted page content. In this case, since you've provided no evidence or statement, specifically, as to what was wrong, I see no further need for investigation here. We will not do the legwork for you. Dmehus (talk) 00:10, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Edit ManageWiki

Hello, I would like to become a bureaucrat and sysop in unicodesubsets.miraheze.org/wiki/. The reason I ask for it is because everyone has many rights that specific users should have. Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 18:25, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Are you going to adopt it? Iron Sword 23 (talk) 18:57, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Procedural note: This wiki is not eligible for adoption at requests for adoption as it is not closed per Dormancy Policy. While I can't say much more than this at this point, I will say this has been on Stewards' radar in accordance with Content Policy and/or other global policies for awhile now. Dmehus (talk) 18:59, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
I won't adopt it just there are technical problems that can be fixed (see unicodesubsets.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ListGroupRights) Fffv7787 (talk) 20:03, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
I don't really see a point in and to that wiki, though. What's its purpose and scope? I'd personally favour a community discussion on that wiki to delete that wiki. :) Dmehus (talk) 20:05, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it's a good idea. Best regards :) Fffv7787 (talk) 20:07, 3 July 2021 (UTC)