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Batch of spambots from templatewiki

— Arcversin (talk) 20:25, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram voting wait.svg In progress... I'll make a point of focusing on this tomorrow. Thanks! Dmehus (talk) 01:59, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
This also includes the list of spam-only accounts I've listed too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
I'll Pictogram voting wait.svg work on this, with a view to finishing it, this weekend. Dmehus (talk) 14:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Relisted. Dmehus (talk) 14:36, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Reception Wikis' mods

Hi Stewards. I'm having a... problem with the mods of the Reception Wikis.

Ever since I added the Lion King sequels to the Awful Movies Wiki, it has been the subject of drama. The users were upset that I've added them there, even asking for them to be added to the Greatest Movies Wiki. I have constantly defended my decisions, telling them that the positive reception of a movie doesn't determine whether it is actually good or bad.

Shrek Forever After got criticism when it came out back in 2010, but I saw how good of a movie it actually is, as such, I've made a sandbox listing the positives and gained support from others, and upon completion it was added to the Greatest Movies Wiki.

Furthermore, their logic isn't how film criticisms and reviews even work in the first place. If it did, here's how reviews would work instead: "Despite the massive, massive amount of flaws and the fact that there are so little good things about it, This Movie: The Movie is a good movie merely because of the positive reviews".

For further elaboration, I recommend reading my... thing, where I call out the mods' BS. Over, and out!

FreezingTNT (talk) 20:16, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

First of all, I know critics aren't always a good source for reviews, but they should be still trusted for the most part, unless there's controversy regarding the movie. Plus, if you want the Lion King sequels to be on AMW, community consensus would be needed as the movie received positive reviews. The Last Jedi deserves to be on AMW due to the negative reviews from the audience, but it's still considered an average movie. If you promise to not do this again, I can readd your administrator privileges. MarioMario456 23:49, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
FreezingTNT Can't we all just agree that not all well-liked media are going to have a well-received reception? Like what MarioMario456 has explained to you, I am only here to add to this stepping stone: We need to have a community consensus by us administrators and other editors instead of pointlessly saying that we're adding these "well-liked movies" to negative Reception wikis. We are fully aware that there's no such thing as a perfect movie or any type of media, as they are bound to have flaws that are to be ironed out. Thanks for reading this message, and I hope you take this into consideration. This noticeboard should only be for reporting or other enquiries that requires assistance, not petty drama that could easily be squashed anyways. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:04, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Procedural point of clarification: You don't need to have community consensus to add a page to Greatest Movies Wiki. What should be decided by the community is things like the scope of the wiki and style guidelines for pages. If the community decides that users may add their own pages to the wiki based on a community-defined criteria, that's absolutely fine. Dmehus (talk) 02:20, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

What are you guys going to do about Sponge's edits to the Lion King sequels' articles? I pointed out valid flaws there. FreezingTNT (talk) 01:16, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

FreezingTNT does have a point guys. The existence of controversial pages has been a concern of mine. And yes, I do agree with FreezingTNT that there should be community consensus when dealing with particularly controversial pages. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:14, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
I think this means that there should be in-between wikis. Okay Movies Wiki exists on FANDOM, we could fork it here. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:16, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

Speaking of this, has anyone gotten in touch with Trevor on Discord? To try and get his permission?

  • Awful Movies Wiki - Greatest Movies Wiki - Okay Movies Wiki
  • Crappy Games Wiki - Awesome Games Wiki - Fine Games Wiki
  • Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki - Best Shows & Episodes Wiki - Tolerable Shows & Episodes Wiki
  • Rotten Websites Wiki - Fresh Websites Wiki - Acceptable Websites Wiki
  • Dreadful Literature Wiki - Magnificent Literature Wiki - Competent Literature Wiki
  • Horrible Music & Songs Wiki - Delightful Music & Songs Wiki - Moderate Music & Songs Wiki
  • Loathsome Characters Wiki - Incredibles Characters Wiki - Passable Characters Wiki

FreezingTNT (talk) 02:13, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Neutral wikis would be dead anyway, because they were dead before. MarioMario456 02:48, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Then what do we do with stuff like the Lion King sequels?

FreezingTNT (talk) 17:36, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

They're good movies. There's a reason why they're called the Reception Wikis and not the Opinion Wikis. MarioMario456 01:48, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

My pointers about the flaws aren't opinions, they're legitimate criticisms of the movies. I posted a plan here before being demoted.

EDIT: Also, a while back I proposed re-naming the Reception Wikis to the Review Wikis.

FreezingTNT (talk) 15:20, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes, they are. The movies got good reviews, both from critics and audiences. So now shut up. MarioMario456 17:02, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Ah, yes, plot holes (of all things) and contrivances and rip-offs and unlikable characters and continuity errors and inferior animation are all totally opinions.

FreezingTNT (talk) 23:32, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Oh dear, more drama. Look I feel like dead or not, neutral reception wikis would be a good idea. Also FreezingTNT, demoted or not, is still in charge of the rebrand since he came up with the idea first. @FreezingTNT: Since I also think that movies with positive reception should be on GMW, I would think that creating neutral wikis would be our best bet. It doesn't even have to be a part of Qualitipedia, it can be somethting separate altogether, like my Weirdness Network concept currently is (Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki is a part of the future network). Also, there are a lot of movies with mixed or negative reception on GMW, such as The Lego Ninjago Movie, Star Trek The Motion Picture, and The Black Cauldron, to name a few. Not to start drama, but neutral wikis should be considered. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:43, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
It's best we not allow anymore replies here from here on out. Let's move on. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:25, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Request the deletion of these wikis

  • hispano76.miraheze.org
  • hispano76privado.miraheze.org
  • hispano76data.miraheze.org
  • ucronias.miraheze.org
  • ucronidata.miraheze.org

Due to some bugs noticed and I would like to restart my projects from scratch to reorganize my projects in the hope that I can continue editing them with more planning. I already have a backup of the existing content and therefore it can be deleted without any problems. Hispano76 (talk) 00:08, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

Hispano76 Yes check.svg Deleted five (5) wikis per your above request and reasoning. Note that the databases have not yet been dropped, so if you are wanting to recreate them sooner than approximately two weeks from now, you will need to request Site Reliability Engineering force through the databases being dropped earlier than that. This can be done, typically, with a Phabricator request, or you can just direct message Reception123. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 14:15, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: could you please delete my wikis? with those errors, there is no point in adding content.... --Hispano76 (talk) 17:29, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
Hispano76 Yes check.svg Done (#1 and #2. Dmehus (talk) 13:38, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Delete my wiki and account, please

Please delete my wiki and this account as well. I've had a little too much time on my hands lately and wanted to save the world, but there are things closer to home I need to focus on.

Thank you PatternProjects (talk) 09:24, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

PatternProjects Which wiki is it? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:19, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
PatternProjects I agree with DarkMatterMan4500 above that you should have specified the exact wiki you wanted deleted. In this case, though, since you have only requested one wiki and are a bureaucrat on that same wiki, it's obvious, so this has been Yes check.svg done. As an aside, I personally wouldn't have approved that wiki, as written, as a wiki creator as with that topic, I'd want to know more details, specifically and exactly, as to the content of that wiki. Dmehus (talk) 13:44, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Can you remove this wiki on the wikis I visited list?

When I was search wikis I accidentally clicked on this wiki and want this out of the list of visited wikis because it would make me look bad. It's called cumclicker.miraheze.org can you remove it of of the visited wikis, https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth?target=Gilimaster69

what would be great Gilimaster69 (talk) 02:39, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

@Gilimaster69: Hello! Unfortunately, because of the way the login system (CentralAuth) is designed, you cannot unattach your account once its been attached to a wiki. Sorry for the inconvenience. Agent Isai (talk) 02:43, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh it's ok Gilimaster69 (talk) 15:52, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

Please lock this account

Yes, please lock this, as this is just another test account. Test example (talk) 17:20, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

Test example Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 03:26, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser request for the following accounts on the 2b2twiki:

Could a Steward perform a CheckUser on all 5 of them as they appear to be targeting both me and JewishPlayer, and the latter 2 on the bottom is clearly targeting me, and why does that sound so familiar? Well, anyway, they all need to be checked, although JewishPlayerIsAPedophile, DarkMatterManMolestsBoys and DarkMatterManIsBrentonTarrant (2 of which are highly inappropriate account names, and contains libel on both of them) have been globally locked, I still think they need to be checked as soon as possible. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:33, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

The latter four accounts are particularly concerning and egregious. I'll lock and hide those for now and investigate at least the latter three tonight, given the obvious username similarity and likely relation. Dmehus (talk) 13:30, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Locked users hidden. Reception123 already locked. Dmehus (talk) 13:33, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Thanks so much. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:33, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Sorry for reverting, but I think you can just focus on this one first. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:41, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Additional users locked and other measures enacted. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, and welcome back. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:34, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Farhan Rana Rajpoot Wiki

Lock evasion (Farhan Rana Rajpoot). They created the article Farhan Rana Rajpoot on gyaanipedia as a part of their self promotion. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 09:26, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz Yes check.svg Locked by Reception123. However, they made another account to evade that lock, which I have requested him to lock for lock evasion/abusing multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:48, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
And that account has been Yes check.svg locked for lock evasion. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:57, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
I don't believe a lock was necessary here, and am unsure why Reception123 locked the user for what was really a very, very soft form of spam. We typically only lock automated or mass controlled spam only accounts/spambots. Given that the Gyaanipedia, Famepedia, and similar wikis are proliferated with self-promotional users creating user pages to promote their acting or singing careers, I don't believe we should be locking one user and not the others. That being said, I can appreciate the approach Reception123 took as it was entirely in good-faith but definitely very much an edge case, at best, as I had a similar recent case on Miraheze Commons where I contemplated whether the warning of a potential global lock would be appropriate, but ultimately decided that a warning of a local block would be appropriate. As such, I would kindly ask that Reception123 revert his global locks, and instead ask local administration (notably Mazzaz or even yours truly, in the case of Famepedia) to implement any local blocks as may be required. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:33, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus The issue was that they massively advertised it on the Miraheze Commons Wiki and even here on Meta, which doesn't allow self-promotion at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:17, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Well, still, as I say, pages can be creation protected at sysop and the user can be locally blocked in that event. Dmehus (talk) 13:27, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Yep. Yes check.svg Noted. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:30, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

VisualEditor not working on my end

Over the past month or so, VisualEditor has pretty much stopped working for me. On DifferentHistory Wiki, it's enabled in extensions, and yet it's not possible to use on my end. As an administrator of the wiki, I tried fiddling with the settings to get it to work, but nothing. Even weirder, fellow administrator (and wiki founder) Trevor807 has been using it without issue.

On other wikis (I've only really tried the Reception Wikis), the option to use the VisualEditor is present, but I get the same error message every time: "Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 500)".

The weirdest part is that, when opening this very page in VisualEditor, it worked fine.

I have absolutely NO idea what's going on here. BNSF1995 (talk) 04:48, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

@BNSF1995: I've used VisualEditor on over 6 wikis without a problem, it does appear to be an issue on your end. I suggest maybe clearing your cache. If you have an AdBlocker, temporarily disable it to see if that's the issue. Additionally, make sure your browser is on the latest version. If all else fails, try clearing your cookies. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:16, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Global locks for spam-bots on multiple wikis:

Please feel free to investigate the spam-bots that I have listed here too. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:58, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

In addition to this one.
Hey Void, want to take care of these too, if Doug's tired? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:36, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser request for MaisVocê Rules Est 2020:

Over a week ago, her account, Encantadia Rules Est. 2016, was locked for abusing multiple accounts, but guess what? She came back under a new sockpuppet account, with this proof to prove she's evading locks and sanctions. I ask that a Steward to please perform a CheckUser on her, not only from the behavioral evidence that was shown, but also still showing the same mentality from the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki by messing with someone else's sandbox like she did previously under other sockpuppet accounts. There's plenty of evidence there showing this. Thank you for reading. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:40, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Locked, clear evasion. -- Void Whispers 21:23, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. It was clearly obvious by behavioral evidence and the diffs that made a direct link. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:25, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request for TZoneM642

This user is a sockpuppet of a previously locked user known as "Inkster", and is inciting harassment by calling users insults such as "faggots" and even the N-word. Links:

Insulting us when confronting him for sockpuppeting.

Calling us the N-word on SephSpace. DeciduousWater534 (talk) 17:22, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

DeciduousWater534 I have reverted TZoneM642's disruptive reply as it was just clear trolling. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:53, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
If Void could do a CU on TZoneM642 on the sephspacewiki, crappygameswiki and the loginwiki, that would be great right now, because the user (TZoneM642) has been a huge disturbance and nuisance to not only here, but other wikis as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:22, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh goodie, he's active now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:27, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Hey look, if it ain't Dmehus. Maybe either him or Void could do this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:55, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
DeciduousWater534 What makes you think this user is Inkster? I see no evidence of that from the username pattern or from the user's edits on Meta Wiki. Also, DarkMatterMan4500, please be very careful removing other users' replies from noticeboards. You may wish to disable Twinkle on Meta Wiki for the near-term as I've had to re-add a number of messages you removed in good-faith, though in error, recently. Dmehus (talk) 21:08, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Void has Yes check.svg handled this. Dmehus (talk) 21:11, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, sorry Doug. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:12, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 21:13, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Locked, clear lock evasion, user's behavior is entirely unwanted either way. I've re-removed the comment, as it is disruptive, adds nothing to the conversation, and is plain trolling. -- Void Whispers 21:14, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Void. And I do believe that Dmehus just made a little mistake in good faith, and I could see why he was somehow a little confused. My apologies for any mishaps this may have caused. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:18, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh, and Doug, just a heads up for clarity and context, this diff which was where he slapped the deletion tag for no reason in a similar fashion to Thorn Ice, one of his oldest socks, his behavior towards us over a blog post debunking their wiki, claiming we went full YandereDev without even explaining or showing evidence of any kind, resorting to homophobia for no good reason whatsoever, and even gave someone a rude response in the form of an edit summary by giving them a snarky comment. Yeah, should've gathered them here as well to begin with. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:55, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

User rights on dreadfulbookswiki and rottenwebsiteswiki

Hello can you give me autoconfirmed on Dreadful Literature and Rotten Websites wikis

https://dreadfulbooks.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Gilimaster69 https://rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Gilimaster69

Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:20, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Not done. It appears logged in users should be able to edit these wikis just fine, and in any case, this isn't really something that falls under Steward responsibility. Please contact a local administrator instead. -- Void Whispers 21:26, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
In addition to what Void has said, I would just add that this is something Stewards can do, provide local administrators are not recently active. Both of those wikis had either fairly active or very active local administrators (especially the latter one). Dmehus (talk) 21:31, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Maybe you can ping @DarkMatterMan4500 here can do it Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:32, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Preference would be for you to message him here. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:35, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Sure, I'll grant you the confirmed statuses for a while. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:34, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
What does it mean for a while this is not temporarily? Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:36, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
You only need it temporarily until the system gives you autoconfirmed automatically. Dmehus (talk) 21:38, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
What I meant is this permanent Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:39, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
It's likely temporary until granted autoconfirmed permanently. Dmehus (talk) 21:41, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:41, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Election on Animated Muscle Men

I made an election on the Animated Muscle Men Wiki to regain my bureaucrat status and the election ended yesterday. Here are the results. https://animatedmusclemen.miraheze.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page Grust 2.0 (talk) 15:46, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Grust 2.0 So, firstly, as a procedural matter, to ensure you are not an imposter of Grust, would you mind logging in to that account and confirming that this is your legitimate alternate account, in accordance with our Username Policy? If you cannot remember your password, please try to request a password reset. If you do not have a confirmed e-mail address on file for that account, please do your best to try all possible account passwords you might have possibly or remotely used. Otherwise, while it might seem a bit bureaucratic, I don't see how we can reasonably make an exception for you here, absent an actual confirmation edit, so you will need to file a global rename request for Grust before I can assess your local election. As an alternative to requesting a rename, you have the option of usurping Grust by posting a note on their user talk page here on Meta Wiki, wait about seven (7) calendar days for them to object (which would not happen if you and Grust are the same user), then return to this thread, and {{ping}} me to complete the usurpation request. Grust would be renamed Grust (usurped) and you would be renamed to Grust. Thank you for understanding. Dmehus (talk) 02:14, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Okay sent a talk page on Grust. Grust 2.0 (talk) 14:30, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

Dmehus Nobody replied on Grust's user talk page for 7 days. Grust 2.0 (talk) 14:42, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Grust This username usurpation request has been Yes check.svg completed (#1 and #2). As a housekeeping note, this was a follow-up to this previous request. Would you mind having Str8Muscle reply here by confirming that it is your legitimate alternate account? As well, please note that it would've been ideally better for you to have used that account rather than Grust 2.0 as, technically, if you and Grust (usurped) were not the same person and Grust (usurped) returned, they could request your account be locked as a Username Policy violation and to claim their name back. I don't believe that's going to happen as I do believe you're the same user, given that other users have locally supported your election. Nevertheless, it's an important reminder. Finally, have you now added a confirmed e-mail address to your new account and to your Str8Muscle account, to prevent this problem from reoccurring? Dmehus (talk) 22:41, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Unfortunately Str8Muscle cannot reply as that account doesn't have a confirmed e-mail address as I was originally going to retire. However, I'm not going anywhere anymore so my new account does have a confirmed e-mail account. Grust (talk) 19:03, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: No wait, it did have a confirmed e-mail. I'll have it replied soon. Grust (talk) 19:09, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Whoa that was lucky, I thought I removed e-mail access to this one. But yes, I am also Grust. Str8Muscle (talk) 19:13, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
Grust Face-smile.svg Thank you. That's great then. I'll assess your local election shortly, but first need to tend to a more pressing request on this noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 20:23, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
Grust Yes check.svg Done. Please do see my closing comments. Also, as you will not be able to patrol your own revisions after the election is done, please {{ping}} me or Reception123 if you would like us to patrol the revisions prior to your successful local election. Dmehus (talk) 20:55, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Delete kawipedia.miraheze.org

Hello Stewards, I am Mazzaz and I want to delete my wiki (kawipedia). I have been too busy to manage it and it's scope is similar to the scope of famepedia where I regularly contribute. I am the only founder and contributor on that wiki. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused, if any. Thank you! ~ Mazzaz (talk) 16:53, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Mazzaz Yes check.svg Done. Separately, regarding your request for a global lock for cross-wiki promotional user pages, speaking as a Steward, I trust you can appreciate that I don't feel this is appropriate for a global lock, for several reasons. For one thing, we're not Wikimedia whereby we're so strict so as to globally lock users that merely promote themselves. Secondarily, some wikis (notably, Gyaanipedia, even overly allow self-promotionalism). Further still, the user could also create their own wiki(s) promoting themselves. Finally, as a somewhat minor point, this is, presumably and ostensibly, the user's real name. As I said, though, I can definitely appreciate where you're coming from in terms of your likely activity on the Wikimedia wikis, but, as I say, whereas the Wikimedia wikis are all owned by one entity, Miraheze wikis are owned by local communities; Wikimedia Foundation wikis are locally run, yes, but, globally, they are owned by the Wikimedia Foundation. It's an emerging area, though, so I can totally appreciate your request and even to Reception123's lock, which I've asked him to revert with whatever log summaries he prefers. In terms of local blocks, that could be done; however, speaking as a local Famepedia wiki sysop, I personally do not feel a local block is warranted and, if the original account is blocked, personally think we should revert it. I would rather see us delete and creation protect the requisite pages in question at sysop level, provide a warning to the user via their Famepedia user talk page, guiding them as to any local policies on the wiki and to user accounts policy, a global policy to which all Mirahezians are obliged to be bound, and then consider a local block if the problem continues. Hope that makes sense. :) Dmehus (talk) 03:44, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus, well thank you for the good advice. After their global lock, I have unblocked them on Famepedia. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 05:12, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus, I have now blocked their sock account Farhan Rana Rajpoot Wikipedia because they are abusing multiple accounts to promote themselves. I have no problem if they appeal to unlock their main account, Farhan Rana Rajpoot (which is unblocked on FAMEPedia) but it looks like they only want to have their article published on FAMEPedia in any way and that's the reason why they are editing! I am not sure if FAMEPedia allows self promotion, Ugochimobi does FAMEPedia allow self promotion? If so, I have no problem in letting them create the article they want but since their main account is locked I wouldn't let them create the article from any other account. They'll need to appeal the lock first and create that from their main account. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 14:23, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus, Mazzaz Speaking on FAMEPedia's local policies regarding whether self-promotion is allowed or nah, FAMEPedia is founded on 5 pillars including but not limited to Being Civil, Editing from a Neutral Point of View, No Firm rules, Free contents and Encyclopedic contents. So in any way, If a user wanted to write about theirself, then it should be from a NPOV then as long as it is cited reliable citations/sources, then they are good to go. Notability isn't a strong rule at the moment, But that shouldn't make a user to create other accounts while one is blocked, It's called Sockpuppetry and It totally not allowed unless the other accounts are disclosed on the main account.
So I believe with this, I've answered so many questions. Ugochimobi (talk) 16:46, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Ugochimobi, thanks for the explanation! Well I can see a lot of BLP's which are either unsourced or their author has written content demonstrating that the subject is notable but actually they aren't like the case of Farhan Rana Rajpoot. He still writes that he has over 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube, but the channel link he points out has only 23 subscribers, I checked. So, do we need to delete all these type articles or draftify them (although I will prefer deletion)?. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 17:09, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz Taking strictness aside, Let's draftify them because hundreds of these users you see on FAMEPedia are users who their articles were either 1. Marked for Deletion on Wikipedia, 2. Their articles were rejected on Wikipedia, 3. Or any other reason, probably blocked or something. So yes, we might draftify them, there's actually a script to Draftify articles on FAMEPedia, you could probably find it on my common.js locally. Thanks. Ugochimobi (talk) 17:16, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: While I understand that really anyone can write about themselves on FAMEPedia as long as they're neutral, the issue here is that many of those users later go to other wikis, namely Commons, and self-promote, upload images about themselves and make user pages talking about how great they are, how big of a "celebrity" they are, and so much more, all of which violate local policies on those wikis. In the past 3 days, we on Commons have had Farhan Rana Rajpoot and Josephwcarrillo go on there and self-promote, both originated from FAMEPedia. I ask that you please add a notice when creating a page stating that users cannot self-promote on other wikis (such as Commons, Meta, etc) where this is a violation of local policies and copy/paste the contents of these article onto there. I know we on Commons can probably add a notice too asking users to be aware of local policies but by adding a notice on FAMEPedia, you can prevent spam on other wikis where notices don't exist and also prevent users from even thinking about it. While I understand that these users probably operated on good faith and didn't know that it was a violation of local policies to self-promote, as outlined before, such a notice will make them think twice before spamming. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:49, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Thanks for the information but firstly let me correct something, I love when facts speak for themselves without any qualifier, just like the many users you stated above, I think lately it is only few users, about 2 of them that was reported self-promoting themselves on commons. And I think the easiest way to stop that shit is me, Being more active on Commons so that they'll know that the same users on FAMEPedia are also on every other Miraheze projects. And then I'd probably add a notice about self-promotion on the notice that appears whenever an article is being created. Thanks very much. Ugochimobi (talk) 22:08, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: First of all, thank you for your correction, indeed, recently, only 2 have been warned and banned from Commons for self-promotion and there are also just 2 others who came from FAMEPedia and uploaded images of themselves in a semi-promotional way but haven't spammed and have obliged by the local policies so far. I do believe I overexaggerated when I said that many of those users later go to Commons, most don't, it's just a few problematic users who do. Additionally, this issue isn't one that is only contained to FAMEPedia, it's also Gyaanipedia who has users go to Commons and self-promote. While lately, it's only been ~2 user, there have also been others who have originated from FAMEPedia, like Iamsyrs (who was banned on FAMEPedia and who self-promoted on Commons), Mr Bittu Official (attempted to self-promote and had their page deleted) among some others who haven't been banned yet because moderation on Commons seems to be a bit lacking. Regardless, Countervandalism is a group effort, your suggestion of making your presence seen on Commons is a very good one, like that, they'll see that they can't easily spam or claim that they didn't know they couldn't do X thing because if you've already warned them. I also think that maybe Commons admins could add a notice reminding users that they can't self-promote, that way, both Commons and FAMEPedia pitch in to try and avoid self-promoters. While I understand that they act in good faith, some abuse that good faith assumption and evade locks and self-promote even after they've been warned and by maintaining a presence on both wikis, you can help ward off cross-wiki abuse. Once again, great idea, and thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:49, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Yeah, I do believe that FAMEPedia's policies are user-friendly ones and only vandalism or cross-wiki spammers that wouldn't abide by these policies. They're too simple to be disregarded. And I also believe that if Commons set out some local policies that FAMEPedia also states then we're all guided by same rules then no one tries to self-promote when Commons states that Self promotion isn't accepted. So yes, concerning my Appearance on Commons, I think I should also take commons as a very close sister wiki to FAMEPedia because indeed they are, Many of FAMEPedia's pages also regard Commons. There's even a template on FAMEPedia called Commons category. It is used to link Media's in FAMEPedia that are also present in Commons. I think that is why those 2-4 users went to Commons, Lol. But Whatever the case may be, We'll combat this cross-wiki spamming together, I believe this doesn't happen only between FAMEPedia and Commons but also in other wikis. Ugochimobi (talk) 21:01, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: Most verily indeed. I see that some users might confuse Commons as being the same as FAMEPedia because FAMEPedia links to Miraheze Commons when uploading images so users may confuse the two. I don't think many users know what a free/non-free file is, I think maybe the upload page on FAMEPedia could be redesigned in a way that allows users to learn a bit more about what that means. Today, we had someone from FAMEPedia self-promote which led me to discover that. Maybe the page could be revised to give users a bit more info about what licenses are and to make sure they understand what Commons is and what FAMEPedia is. I also believe that mediawiki:Extension:UploadWizard might be able to help as we can help guide users using the same extension used by Wikimedia Commons and maybe we might be able to add a notice alerting users that Commons is not for non-free images/self-promotion and we can direct them back to the wiki they came from. I will pass that suggestion to the Stewards/Commons admins but my suggestion about maybe redesigning the upload page to lecture the user about what free/non-free images are/that Commons doesn't allow self-promotion still stands. Let me know what you think, thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:36, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Agent Isai, that's what I wanted to do a few days ago but later Farhan Rana Rajpoot drew my attention towards them. I have seen many users (on FAMEPedia) who upload files without licensing. Maybe we can add more info about licences and revise that page in such a way that users will know that commons is not same as FAMEPedia. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 05:45, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Mazzaz Yeah, I think a lot of users don't know that FAMEPedia != Commons and that's why they self promote. I'll go on FAMEPedia maybe later today and help draft a proposal and help patrol the wiki if that's alright with the administration. Hopefully we can get something done. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:51, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: All your suggestions above are much appreciated, Actually when I was installing that upload script (File upload wizard) on FAMEPedia, I thought of that (showing a guide on what Non-Free contents are that is why when you look somewhere around in the File Upload Wizard (I can't remember the specific place it is), you'll find a page that links to Non-Free contents and I believe a user that doesn't know what a Non-Free content is would love to check the page to see that. So most times I think the few users who go to vandalize or self-promote themselves are very much aware that they're not supposed to do so. Some are intentional vandalizers. But we'll see how we could work this out together. Thanks. Ugochimobi (talk) 15:43, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Unblock me in terrible tv shows wiki

I want to start a new fresh because I want to move on into better man. QwertyMan'65 (talk) 08:17, 8 July 2021 (UTC) QwertyMan'65 (talk) 08:17, 8 July 2021 (UTC)


look at this : https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log/block?page=User:QwertyMan%2765 QwertyMan'65 (talk) 08:18, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

QwertyMan'65, hello. In this case you'll need to appeal locally but I see that your talk page access is also revoked there. I don't know if stewards accept these type of appeals. Usually on the Wikimedia wikis they don't! But think you'll should ping the blocking admin here! ~ Mazzaz (talk) 09:42, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
QwertyMan'65 I've Yes check.svg unblocked you on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:17, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 02:36, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
What is a ping? QwertyMan'65 (talk) 14:20, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Automatic rights on new wiki not received

Greetings. I have requested a new wiki, Critical Receptions which has been accepted. However, I have not received sysop and bureaucrat by default. I'd like to request these rights be added to me manually. Thank you. -- Raidarr (talk) 12:37, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Done, will see about investigating how this happened. -- Void Whispers 21:18, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Void, yeah, I believe this is related to the Phabricator ticket(s) I have open. I suspect it's something to do with the way in which our updated CreateWiki extension communicates with our (forked?) redis server. Dmehus (talk) 20:38, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Disruptive IP troll on Nonciclopedia Wiki that needs to be dealt with:

Uhhhh, I've been noticing this IP editor getting into an all out edit-warring session with another user as seen from this history here. Someone just put an end to this already as it's getting out of control. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:30, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Oh that's bad maybe I can ping @Void I just talked to him about giving me user rights up above Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:34, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
There's no need for the {{ping}} here. We're both active and monitoring this noticeboard. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:38, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 21:37, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Thanks, and I'm terribly sorry for not providing you any context of why we suspected Inkster was using his TZoneM642 account, as I should've explained it to you if you were around to see it. So, I think this should clear up the confusion why you thought you didn't see any evidence. I actually wrote it on Discord too, as MarioMario456 did the reporting first thing. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:41, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
@MarioMario456: Generally speaking it's probably best to not engage with a troll on another wiki where you don't have admin. It's better to clean it up once and be done with it, then force the issue to get drawn out by edit warring until an administrator shows up.
In any case. Blocked and cleaned up locally. -- Void Whispers 21:38, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
@Void I think you mistaken DarkMatterMan4500 with MarioMario456 Gilimaster69 (talk) 21:43, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
I thought perhaps so, but no, if you look locally, MarioMario456 was edit warring with a long-term abuse case on that wiki, I believe. Dmehus (talk) 21:46, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I stayed out of it, as I'm just realizing that it's better to revert once, then watch the fireworks from there. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:49, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh by the way, Doug, remember when you told me to remind you about Commagate and Cmon? (Sorry if this is off-topic,) but if you can remember, there was plenty of behavioral evidence from a blog post regarding Larryding in question. These comments from Commagate and from Cmon should be an indication of such, and not just from the excessive spamming either. In fact, it's strange how those 2 users would suddenly know about this blog post, and write a reply to SuperStreetKombat like as if they were socks of Larryding. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:02, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
I thought he is good person? sorry if inter fear just confused? Gilimaster69 (talk) 22:00, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Gilimaster69 That's quite alright. You didn't know, and now you do. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:27, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
Okay, but I like to punch vandals in the face. MarioMario456 22:12, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
MarioMario456 You and I both have a lot of learning to do when it comes to this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:20, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Punching vandals is more validation than they get from anywhere else. Someone with nothing to lose but already forsaken time has wasted your attention on them when you engage. Bear it in mind. -- Raidarr (talk) 01:46, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Can you delete sephspace.miraheze.org?

I have a problem with my new wiki

Hello! Recently I made a wiki request that was approved, which you can see in this link: https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:RequestWikiQueue/19224

The problem is, I don't have the rights of ManageWiki permissions in that wiki which is strange since I'm the one who requested the wiki, therefore, it should give me that permissions.

Hope you find a way to fix this problem! Agent on Discord said me "It's possible that an error occurred and you weren't properly attached to the wiki."

Thanks! Greg89 (talk) 19:01, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Greg89 Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 20:30, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Can you reopen atrociousyoutubers.miraheze.org?

I just want to see the wiki, as it looks like a good wiki. I just want to see it back. MountWario (talk) 06:37, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

MountWario That won't be happening anytime soon, at all. Besides, it's going to get deleted soon. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:25, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per the comments in similar requests, available in the archives. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 13:45, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Massive vandalism cleanup request and investigation required for dodekairamenwiki:

I am requesting a massive cleanup of vandalism and blanking from multiple disruptive IP editors on behalf of Dodekai, and if you look into the recent changes from today, and before, there's been nothing but a huge disruptive mess, and every time I reverted their vandalism, I would inadvertently trigger the abuse filter with no intention. It's been wreaking havoc there, and please help assist the founder with this atrocious mess. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:46, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Well, the vandalism seems to have been taken care of, but I'd still like the vandalism to be investigated as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

how does auto confirmed work? and does it say that i am auto confirmed

So my question is how does autocomirmed work and does it say in user rights log that you have been auto confirmed and does it mean you dont nead comfirmed? i am just confused. Gilimaster69 (talk) 19:06, 12 July 2021 (UTC) Gilimaster69 (talk) 19:06, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

also do autocomfirmed and comirmed do the smae thing Gilimaster69 (talk) 19:13, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
Autoconfirmed means that you've been around long enough that certain protections (mainly against spammers and vandals who show up for bad behavior) are lifted because it's assumed you are a real user acting in good faith by now. The largest daily change is not having to fill captchas for edits. Confirmed is when wiki staff add this to you manually. -- Raidarr (talk) 20:46, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

About my friend who was globally locked due to being underage

As a full-groun adult in my home country (Thailand) i remmeber when my friend in California (the owner of the Sinma15191 and SKMedia Projects account) was angry that he lost his account on August 2, 2020, due to him violating section 8 of the privacy policy (which prevents children under 13 from creating accounts on this site). his BD is 2007/06/13, even though he claimed he was born a year later. He even used my gmail to spam unblock requests to the staff, especially to Zppix and Reception123, who have banned my friend from making further appeals, and advertised my accounts on other sites (sory for my bad engrish, i never learned it until 2013).Tanawat2002 (talk) 22:21, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

I am not admin of my own wiki.

I requested for a wiki creation (ownsc.miraheze.org), but it seems that I am not the administrator. I was told to address the question here and maybe you are able to fix this issue? Thank you! Mihai1103 (talk) 20:43, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Easily fixed. Let me know if you have any other issues with the wiki. It's possible not everything was created properly. -- Void Whispers 21:31, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Please Revert Last AbuseFilter Action on philosiverse.miraheze.org

I have an AbuseFilter set up to block certain things for role play reasons (the wiki is supposed to be a wiki in a fictional universe where these filters are required by law), and I accidentally triggered the filter when trying to fix a typo on a page. I tried to dismiss the warning, but I hit the wrong button and now all of my rights have been revoked! Please revert the last action taken by the filter (filter #1), and I WILL also disable “remove from groups” on that filter to prevent this from happening again once you do this! Bauerbach (talk) 00:05, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Should be done. Do be more careful with that kind of filter though. I generally wouldn't recommend setting anything above disallow, unless absolutely necessary for some reason. -- Void Whispers 01:34, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok, sorry! I’ll only use that as a last resort from now on! Bauerbach (talk) 02:14, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Bauerbach (talk) 02:14, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for changing the filter settings for me! Bauerbach (talk) 02:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Apparent spam

User:0lisamarie appears to have been created to peddle an advertisement; I report it here for further action. I'm not entirely sure what the best process is for this case, so I seek advisement on that as well - my first instinct was to blank before reporting, but I figure I'd get an idea before acting. --Raidarr (talk) 01:56, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Raidarr Yeah, good call. Editing on someone else's user page on the loginwiki would only trigger the abuse filters. Only Stewards, Global Sysops, and System administrators are allowed to edit someone else's user page. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:48, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and deleted the page for advertising/self-promotion. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:38, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

How can i make a Small Article Banner?

I mean, if a article is very small, a banner at the top appears FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 16:50, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

@FranciscoLol2009: Do you mean templates like this one (save the text)? If so, what many do is copy templates from other wikis and import them to their own. You could try doing that. You can then insert the template into small articles. Note that templates are not automatically added onto articles if they meet certain conditions, that can be done with the use of a bot that scans pages and adds templates accordingly. If you require more assistance, I recommend you ask on Discord or IRC as it is easier to explain on there. Thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:43, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser request for Teen Titans Go! Rocks:

I have a strange feeling that Teen Titans Go! Rocks might be a sockpuppet of DearMaster6/The something guy mainly because they have claimed that the Lion King (1994) was a rip-off of something without explaining why it is. This diff from the Best Shows & Episodes Wiki, for example, is strangely similar to this diff, considering how both of them have said the exact same thing by claiming that the Lion King (1994) is a rip-off of Kamba the White Lion without even showing any evidence of it. I believe this is no coincidence that they are no doubt related to each other. Please note that they've made similar edits across other wikis in such a strange fashion. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:21, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Not to mention that the suspected master account, DearMaster6 also said something similar to what the 2 sockpuppets have said, with the same "It's a rip-off of X" claim, as shown on other wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:41, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
It would be nice if someone were to look into this if they can. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:30, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

I got harassed by DarkMatterMan4500 for making a edit on a Pokemon Page (He disrespects opinions too)

Proof: awesomegames.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:Wcwif8hjydot2c1y&topic_showPostId=wcwif8hjyhmvag06&fromnotif=1#flow-post-wcwif8hjyhmvag06 I even gave my IP to him to check so, he needs to be locked Banjo (talk) 17:14, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

He is also one of those SJWS and Roblox Cafe Workers Banjo (talk) 17:28, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
He did not harass you. He just made an observation. He also hid your reply with your IP to help protect your privacy. Bukkit 17:30, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
No he falsely blocked me and harassed me for having a opinion he doesn't like. Banjo (talk) 17:31, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Hm? Have any evidence (Preferably diffs) proving so? Bukkit 17:33, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Look at the edits in my talkpage on that wiki and you will see. Banjo (talk) 17:35, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
So is WG8686 your old main account? Bukkit 17:40, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
No, I do not know, who the fuck that guy is. Banjo (talk) 17:42, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Hm, then why are you so worried about DarkMatterMan4500 using the term sockpuppet? Bukkit 17:44, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
He also reverted my edits for no fucking reason, yet there was no rule saying blocked user's edits will be reverted. He is treating people like shit Banjo (talk) 17:39, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Obvious sock is locked. Consider finding something else to do. -- Void Whispers 18:28, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

There is a wiki with pages copied (fully or partially) from other wikis.

Hello. I recently discovered a wiki that has pages that have been fully or partially copied from other sites. It's called Beach Ball Wiki.
Here's the link: https://closingthings.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page
The wiki was created by a user named Caidin2009 (also known as Caidin Johnson), who is known for his long-time vandalism on certain articles on Wikipedia and Fandom. I found this wiki back in June of this year, and I did some investigating. Some of the pages on the wiki are taken from Logopedia (a wiki on Fandom) and some are taken directly from Wikipedia (along with broken links).
Here are some examples:
https://closingthings.miraheze.org/wiki/Paramount_Pictures (This page's content is taken directly from Wikipedia's article about Paramount Pictures.[1])
https://closingthings.miraheze.org/wiki/Castle_Rock_Entertainment (This page's content is taken from two CLG Wiki articles. [2] [3])
https://closingthings.miraheze.org/wiki/Beach_Ball_Wiki_Tutorial_Guide (Almost all of this tutorial guide page's content is taken from CLG Wiki's tutorial guide. [4])
https://closingthings.miraheze.org/wiki/Blue%27s_Clues (Almost all of this page's content is taken from CLG Wiki's Cannell Entertainment page, except he also added Blue's Clues-related stuff to the page. [5])
So yeah, a lot of content from other wikis have been copied and pasted into the Beach Ball Wiki. Hopefully, this problem will be solved. Thank you. Regular Badger (talk) 06:15, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

@Regular Badger: Indeed, it appears that many pages on that wiki are ripped straight from Wikipedia or other wikis. That's an issue as it also features no attribution to Wikipedia or any other wikis which is required by their licensing. This appears to be ongoing for a while, one article from at least 2020. It's also a bit blatant, the user seems to have left the signature of CLG Wiki admins at the end of this page. The user may not know that attribution is needed and may be confused. Maybe a warning might be best in this situation. Regardless though, Stewards will surely assess this shortly, thank you for taking the time to report it. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:27, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Close wiki request

Hi. I want to close this wiki, the Roblox Rise of Nations wiki, as it is unofficial, is clearly a copycat of the real Roblox Rise of Nations wiki on FANDOM, and is currently run by RealKnockout, a former bureaucrat that is banned on our wiki for several reasons. Most of the pages are copied word for word (even some of the code is not working), and the Miraheze wiki was created on May 2021, but the FANDOM wiki was created around September 2019. Many of our staff, including the current bureaucrat of the fandom wiki, ZackRON00, gave me approval to write this message, and you can ask them for more questions. Thank you and have a nice day. TheRichSeries (talk) 17:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

First of all, the wiki has had the pages imported correctly from the Fandom version, correctly linking to the source wiki which, in turn, links to the source wiki's contributors. If I'm being honest, it sounds like you might be active on the Fandom wiki and disappointed the wiki has been forked on Miraheze. I would also remind you of Code of Conduct in your references to other users. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 18:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, that is correct. Although ZackRON00 created the wiki, RealKnockout now controls it and its content, and we want it taken down because Zack has abandoned this project, and it has ended up in the his hands, without our permission. We're now focusing on building the main wiki over on FANDOM. Thank you. TheRichSeries (talk) 18:40, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
TheRichSeries I find it strange how you're reporting that wiki, considering how a user RealKnockoutSucks was created for the purpose of attacking that individual. This makes me think that there's something sketchy going on here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:54, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Well, Rabby here, I'm also an administrator at the FANDOM wiki. And well we have no affiliation with that account from last time we checked, it's probably one member of our community going to attack him, we don't really want to do that. We just want the wiki shut down. Rabby (talk) 18:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Alrighty I logged in. Rabby (talk) 19:02, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
As long as it's not on FANDOM, there's really nothing else that could or needs to be done here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:22, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
What do you mean by nothing can be done? They are literally stealing the articles from the FANDOM wiki.
From what we've seen Realknockout just wants to steal the wiki and optimize it for Miraheze later. There is LITERALLY a user that has 1 edit saying, "Port from Fandom, will optimize for miraheze later", and on top of that they have a bunch of broken code in some user pages. You know why? Well, the source is just a port from fandom... Surely this breaks something here. Rabby (talk) 19:27, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
On top of this we already have a wiki backup on miraheze incase something goes wrong, we never gave permission for another backup. Shouldn't there be a rule against stealing wiki's from other wiki farms? Rabby (talk) 19:29, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
What Copyright is the wiki under? The vast majority is under CC BY-SA, and the wiki is under that license so it depends on what license the Fandom is under ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bukkit (talk) (C) 21:58, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
The fandom wiki appears to also be CC-BY-SA. — Arcversin (talk) 22:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
I understand your concerns, but they are not doing anything wrong. They are following the legal mumbo jumbo that the license has. No action would be taken unless they are not sourcing the wiki, which is a violation of the CC-BY-SA license. Bukkit (talk) (C) 23:23, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
True, there is a staff (creator I think) of the wiki named RealKnockout. Bukkit (talk) (C) 22:28, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
@Bukkit: Thus making this request pretty much demoralizing what is fair use, and what's not. That's just my take on this section, considering this very fact that the wiki that Rabby and TheRichSeries are mentioning falls under that same license, meaning it's not violating anything of the sort. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:40, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
@Bukkit I had a talk with Fandom staff and we did notice that the copy Miraheze wiki hasn't credited the original in any article from what I've noticed.
They replaced the Fandom's version of the wiki discord server with theirs, and so on and so on. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
They basically have no attributions. Rabby (talk) 23:17, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── This definitely won't resolve anything considering that both the FANDOM and Miraheze versions appear to be running under the CC BY-SA copyright. This is going to be marked as X mark.svg not done by an administrator if the argument doesn't cease. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:18, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Could somebody please just end this already? The direction this is heading is disaster, and I don't want this to perpetuate into some type of drama war. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:21, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Did you delete my replies? I talked with Fandom staff about this and we noticed that the other wiki [on miraheze] did not source anything. They replaced our discord server with theirs, so on and so on. They basically have no attributions.
If you guys can't delete it, that's fine. It's just a tad bit frustrating. Rabby (talk) 23:29, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Rabby Yes I did, and I think I made myself clear on the licenses, so I shouldn't really be repeating myself. What's the point of processing this, when I feel like you and TheRichSeries here in this section isn't assuming good-faith, and is biting the user in question? Wouldn't it be better off if you and Rabby just simply ignored RealKnockout and go on with your day? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:42, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Rabby My apologies for DarkMatterMan4500's reverting your replies. I'm not sure why he reverted your replies, though as they were made logged out, he might've mistaken the replies as vandalism. Nevertheless, I've now suppressed those revisions. I've had a look at ronrobloxwiki and I do see that Reception123 imported the pages following a Phabricator ticket here. Now, I do note only the current revision was imported, so it's not clear to me whether this was (a) a full XML dump from Fandom's Special:Statistics page or (b) a partial XML dump based on pages RealKnockout exported. Ideally, the edit summary should also link to the source page in question, particularly in this case since we don't have full contributor history. However, if we had full contributor history, while an edit summary link would be also nice, technically speaking, we only need to have links to each page's contributors. So, after reaching out to Owen, in my community capacity, is to reach out to RealKnockout to effect remediation. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Relisted. Dmehus (talk) 14:00, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Relisted. Dmehus (talk) 04:41, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
Relisted. Dmehus (talk) 21:13, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

I need bureaucrat rights

Hello stewards, I need bureaucrat rights on my wiki. I forgot to transfer my rights to this account. Wiki: nostalgiawiki Old Account: User:WikiJS Bukkit 13:46, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Bukkit Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 21:06, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Would like to close a wiki

Please permanently delete the wiki injapdreamfigt, as that wiki might not be useful anymore. Thanks, and sorry if I was typing short. Zocktersrat (talk) 02:41, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done as the only contributor to this wiki who has requested deletion. Dmehus (talk) 20:25, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser Request for Lastflash and Bakerbeat5:

I am requesting this mainly because the 2 users in question have been acting pretty strange, and here are the following things they have done: Let's see here, Lastflash has annoyed DeciduousWater534 in the same style as Larryding, and Bakerbeat5 has replied to one of their own talk pages (which I assume is being ran under a different master account. Also, additionally, I found that another strange suspected sock, Championthegoat has made this compelling edit, pretty much confessing to being Cbolt12, or another strange sockpuppet account for that matter, which raises a red flag, if you ask me. I'd like this to be investigated when you guys get a chance. If it's confirmed to be the same person, please lock them along with any additional accounts that they may own. Thanks. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:26, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 I'm going to mark this as X mark.svg not done as Lastflash has made zero edits or log actions cross-wiki, so you have no suspected target for Bakerbeat5. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:32, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Okay, but what about Championthegoat? I find it pretty strange how they edited on Cbolt12's sandbox, which was moved there by MatthewThePrep. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:33, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Not sure why you are trying to double-barrel your requests here, but you haven't linked to anything compelling in any case. Dmehus (talk) 21:35, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Very well, guess we could leave it as is unless stated otherwise. Thanks again for responding Dmehus DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:35, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Please start a new request if you see further cross-wiki edits from either of those users that might suggest a likely relation. :) Dmehus (talk) 21:36, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Note, too, that user board messages do not produce any edits or log actions. Even if they did, though, I don't see anything compelling here. Dmehus (talk) 21:34, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Deletion Request

Hey Stewards, I want to delete this wiki I wanted to make, as I don't think I'll have the time to add all the pages I want to make due to how crazy my work schedule has been. I think when it frees up a bit, I'll request another - although different in terms of topic - wiki, I just think this should go for now. Additionally, I talked with other members of NUMTOT (the group I was making a wiki about, which I am a part of) and it seems like they want to create a full-on website instead of a wiki. Thanks in advance! ChessPiece21 (talk) 01:15, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Invalid username

A user in the Amical wiki wants to use his old username, KRLS, but it's too similar to another existing user, named Krls. I don't know if the previous user has any editions or is active any longer. If it doesn't have editions, could you please delete it and allow this new user to take up KRLS? Amical (talk) 22:30, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

@Krls: Angelo Pisani (talk) 13:49, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Qualitipedia power abuse case

ManageWiki problem

Hello, there is a problem at https://xen.miraheze.org/w/. Some rights that only administrators have are all users. Can you see it? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 08:44, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Fffv7787, yeah. If you are the bureaucrat there you need to go to Special:ManageWiki/permissions/* (direct link) and remove those administrative rights form the users (*) user group. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 09:39, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz Hello, yes but I'm not bureaucrat in this wiki. Fffv7787 (talk) 09:44, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Fffv7787, see this log. Maybe those rights were intentionally added to the * user group. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 09:49, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I know, I just asked for help by stewards because I'm not a bureaucrat. Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 10:00, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok. But have a look at wikipedia:WP:THREAD to see how to intent comments on discussion pages. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 10:21, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! Fffv7787 (talk) 10:26, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Broadly that's a local admin issue would only become a Steward one if they are unable to fix + inactive (actually at that point a Global Sysop might be good here). Unfortunately the local administrator (Bedriczwaleta) appears to have 2 edits on his own wiki and has not done squat in a long time, so this may be a case of disappeared admin. He did customize his permissions from the looks of it, so it's entirely possible something was screwed up. If you can make a list of what is specifically off, someone acting as a Global sysop might be able to fix it. Also, it's all about the colons; you can see how the indents work if you view page source (such as how I've just started a new section). --Raidarr (talk) 10:36, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! Fffv7787 (talk) 11:18, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy exemption

Hi. Is there any way Dormancy Policy exemption for wiki.aridia.space, it's small wiki with no need often edits and we still use it for or community. Thank you. Aridiaspace (talk) 12:07, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy exemption for the KBP Universe wiki

KBOS/Cuddly Rainbow Guardian lost her internet access, and the inactivity warning has started showing up on her KBP universe wiki. It is unknown when she'll come back, and I think it'd be a shame if she were to come back just to find out the wiki shut down. -Typh00nCycl0ned (talk) 06:52, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Please help

I need people to hear my side of the story about what has been happening on Qualitipedia. I have been falsely accused of starting drama, and I am being treated unfairly even when I try to resolve the situation. Obviously nothing has been able to help. It really seems like things have gotten out of control. I can't lose Miraheze, it is all I have left. Every time I try to offer criticism, they act like I am trying to start drama. And everyone refuses to hear my side of the story and acts like I am the bad guy, and goes around spreading lies about me. There has been lots of drama surrounding me yet it was not caused by me. I have been the butt-monkey of both FANDOM and Miraheze for over a year now. I have been demoted, kicked around by trolls, blamed for starting drama, and blocked. I just want to contribute, and I don't want to cause drama. They blame me for being unable to take criticism when it seems like they can't take criticism either because every time I try to peacefully offer suggestions they just go and block me. I need Steward's help. I would hate for Qualitipedia to shut down but this CANNOT continue. I am tired of being the center of drama and I just want peace. Qualitipedia is all I have left. I have discussed this millions of times in countless blogs and posts, but it seems like people just fail to listen, start beating dead horses, and pushing me around whenever I try to do ANYTHING that goes outside of the status quo. I don't want to be the bad guy, I just wanted to have fun on Qualitipedia. I don't understand what I am doing wrong, all of the admins seem to hate me for no apparent reason. I will ping the involved users here because this has to stop ONCE AND FOR ALL!!! @MarioMario456: @DuchessTheSponge: @Dmehus: I do not want any drama, or any finger pointing. The Content Policy literally says that wikis cannot cause problems that make it difficult for other wikis. Please be civil, because I have tried to be. And do not spread lies about me. And please read the policies on the main page of every Qualitipedia wiki before you start accusing me of breaking rules, because I have been blocked for breaking non-existent rules. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:12, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

And this is not even a problem that just involves me. There is not a lot of problems with the content on the wikis, but the users are a different story. The content policy says that wikis cannot cause problems which make it difficult for other wikis. It literally talks about the wikis drawing negative attention to the farm which has sadly happened. Also, it says that wikis should not waste Steward's time, which has also sadly happened. I am the main person being targeted, but Qualitipedia right now seems to be in a bigger state of turmoil than ever before in the history of the Reception Wikis. But what is at the front and center of it all. Well, users constantly playing the blame game by trying to pin the blame on another person rather than accepting ANY criticism towards the wikis. I have now been blocked on every Qualitipedia wiki just for bringing up a suggestion on how to improve the wikis. It is time that Stewards intervene. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:20, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
The Code of Conduct even says: “ A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.” It also says that wikis should not draw unwelcome attention to the farm.
There are no explicit Content Policy violations, but I feel like the Code of Conduct is being violated constantly with users spreading lies about me and constantly harassing me. I just want to have fun on Qualitipedia and instead I am being scapegoated for absolutely no reason, and mostly for past reasons which are months old and have long since been resolved.
I am not the only person who is having this problem. There is constant turmoil across the Reception Wikis. Whereas some of the wikis are more uneventful, a coup happened on Rotten Websites Wiki. Also, the Websites wikis are starting to become like The Outcast Network.
I really wish I had a lawyer or something, because this is just to stressful for me to have to deal with. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:27, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
So in summary:
  • I am being blocked for either things that are not against the written policy on the main page of each wiki or things that happened months ago and have since been resolved.
  • I cannot deal with this any longer, it has become much too stressful, and all I wanted to do was have fun on the wikis.
  • It has become clear that the Reception Wikis cannot take criticism, as I have been indefinitely blocked for trying to offer a suggestion on how to improve the wikis.
  • I think we can also safely say that MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge are abusing their power by blocking me cross-wiki and saying I violated non-existent rules. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:31, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
They even made a blog which is mostly just a one-sided attack blog against me, since most of the things on there are either old news, greatly exaggerated, or just plain false. So I would definitely recommend investigating MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge for a potential power abuse case.
They even threatened to get the global sysops against me. I just wish they would stop attacking me and I could live in peace on the Reception Wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:35, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
So I mostly request you to open an investigation into MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge, since they have clearly abused their power, and possibly have them both be desysopped. At least DuchessTheSponge since he has had it in for me before I even knew he existed.
Also they hate that I don't like swearing which is completely illogical since swearing is impolite and highly frowned upon, regardless of who is viewing the wiki. They call me an “anti-profanity SJW” which is literally just name-calling. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:50, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Please don't lock my account, this is all I have left. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:52, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────The blog, for quick access and edification. I'm not sure about a fully user targeting blog, but it does make a case of its own for contrast here. --Raidarr (talk) 11:02, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

A lot of the things said in the blog happened months ago. Also, many of the bad things he said I did are not even that bad. They act like I am this evil drama causer who exists to cause chaos but that is not true, I want to contribute and help out, unlike what they think. But now I am banned from Qualitipedia for nothing. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:48, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Furthermore, when I gave them suggestions and asked them to do things, they just ignored it. Rather than solving Qualitipedia's problems, the admins just sweep it under the rug and pretend like it doesn't exist. And they threaten to block me whenever I disagree with them. They have deleted my blogs and have attacked me constantly. Unlike MarioMario456, who isn't as hostile, Duchess has been hostile to me before we even met. Assuming good faith does not seem to exist on Qualitipedia, because the admins seem to make up their own rules and don't follow the policy listed on the main page of every wiki. Furthermore, they act like they own the wiki, when Dmehus himself said that nobody owns the wiki. Even if the content of the wikis seems good at first, behind the scenes it is utter chaos, with users arguing and playing the blame game. The fact that there was recently an attempted coup on Rotten Websites Wiki tells me that the wikis are clearly unstable and they need a leader, not a ruler. Believe me, I want to contribute to the wikis, but I can't contribute under constant fear of persecution. They even get mad at me for trying to appeal my block. Obviously Dmehus's suggestion of avoiding their talk pages did not work out, because they still attacked me. And unfortunately, since Duchess and Mario pretty much control the wiki, I have no choice but to go to them. Basically Qualitipedia's power structure is that MarioMario456, DuchessTheSponge, and DarkMatterMan4500 control the wikis. But it seems like MarioMario456 has ultimate authority since he seems to be the one calling the shots. There are other admins but they don't seem to be around very often. So yeah, I cannot contribute to the wikis if their ruler hates me. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:59, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
And another problem is, I was blocked on the wikis where I usually contribute (Best Shows & Episodes Wiki and Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, so that is mainly why I haven't been able to do much. The reason why I have been contributing to Crappy Games Wiki is because it seems to be the most active wiki. Since my block was unfair as I have not violated any of the policies on the main page of any of the wikis, my block was clearly unfair, but since there does not seem to be any way to locally resolve this since I will just get blocked again and I cannot get through to MarioMario456 or DuchessTheSponge, that is why Stewards need to get involved. I cannot continue to live in fear of persecution for speaking my mind. Ironically, even though they claim that profanity is free speech, they censor any criticism towards the wikis, which is a clear violation of free speech. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:06, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
We at Qualitipedia do take the critisisms we are given. For example, the admins listened when I pointed out the flaws of the wikis on the Crappy Games Wiki a month ago, and now they are trying the remove biased pages and make it look better. I just want to point that out. TigerBlazer (talk) 19:35, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
Well I suggested proposals and got blocked for it, so it seems more like MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge are targeting me specifically. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:58, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
I really wish Dmehus was here so that he could solve this. The problem is that DuchessTheSponge and MarioMario456 won't listen to anything I say. I cannot live with them personally targeting and harassing me. And the worst part is they are trying to convince people that I am in the wrong when I am not. They think I am just playing the victim card. I cannot defend myself against their relentless attacks. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:02, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
Why have stewards neglected this issue for so long. I NEED to be back on the reception wikis so that I can keep up with the rebrand. There is so much stuff I need to do.
Since it is obvious I will never be able to convince MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge to unblock me, I NEED help from stewards. But of course, no help, and now the rebrand is progressing. I have so many questions, like why did they move from Horrible Music & Songs Wiki to Worst Music & Songs Wiki? And I am being completely ignored. What is going on. Why is the entire universe against me?
I need answers.
The wikis were switched because the election was not moving fast enough for their tastes, from my observation. A large part of the issue here is that your issue is an incredibly deep web to unravel and cannot be subject to instant gratification. At worst it is being left alone to avoid conflict, but my good faith sense would indicate they are taking a more cautious and non-partisan approach for the sake of platform neutrality, as well as assessing the bigger picture of potential issue. Note that local communities are by rule intended to handle themselves, and an outlier will not be prioritized over the masses. This is something they must decide for themselves. Frankly the best option for you is to take a leave of absence and/or make good use of the platforms where you have every opportunity to do well. It's a waste of time to stick with something broken, when you have the resources to make something that works and prove others wrong if you really are correct. --Raidarr (talk) 00:22, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok. The only thing is that I don't think that the wikis will change. Unfortunately, this can also not be resolved locally, as the other two admins might not respond. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:35, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
And another problem is that MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge are completely ignoring me. When I asked why Worst Music & Songs Wiki was created instead of adopting Horrible Music & Songs Wiki, my edit just got reverted. No reply, just reverted. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:38, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Where are stewards, and why are they ignoring this. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:14, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
Just popping in here to give a few thoughts. I personally don't follow the justification for the re-blocks. It feels like it mostly just dug up old stuff, and didn't really attempt to prove that the behavior after the unblocks warranted blocking. However, I am also not personally in a position as to say whether or not I think Blubabluba9990's behavior is welcome in the community. There seems to be a few comments from local users that it is not. However, the users of the Meta Wiki community only really seem to be finding issue in the long winded drama that accompanies the issue as a whole—not solely limited to Blubabluba9990. This is an issue I feel should be discussed by the local community, who so far seem rather unwilling to do so. My recommendation to the local admins is either to allow the user to edit, and see how well their behavior fits into the local community, or bounce the problem down to the local community, and allow them to discuss the issue. -- Void Whispers 22:53, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
I actually did file a power abuse complaint below about MarioMario456 and DuchessTheSponge below, but it got closed by Rhinos1. It has a decent amount of evidence, though most of the threads are deleted. Stewards however can see deleted contributions. Also, Mario and Duchess made a blog to lie about me, with users harassing me, so the average user does not seem to be on my side. I specifically requested that both Mario and Duchess be demoted cross-wiki, that I get unblocked, and that the blog gets deleted. After that, I can make another blog to clear my name. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:29, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
I'm planning to unblock you and delete the blog later, don't worry. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 23:32, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok good. On every wiki that I am blocked on? Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:34, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Because I was just gonna make an adoption request for Best Episodes Wiki, but if I can go back to Best Shows & Episodes Wiki then I won't need to. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:36, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
No, you're still remaining blocked on the dead wikis and please don't make a blog clearing your name because I don't think it's necessary. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 23:35, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok. I am fine with being blocked on the dead wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:37, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
If I add propsals, please do not use them to get the Prehibernation Week, The Lego Ninjago Movie, nor Encyclopedia SpongeBobia pages deleted though. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 23:38, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Fine. Can we at least rename Encyclopedia SpongeBobia back to Encyclopedia SpongeBobia (2007-2019, 2021-present), per our agreement. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:42, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
No. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 23:43, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Ok fine. Are you going to unblock me on the other Qualitipedia wikis?
Also can you restore all of my deleted user pages since deleting them wasn't necessary. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:46, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Okay. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 23:53, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
I feel like I should be unblocked on the wikis I intend to contribute to. I contribute mostly to the show, movies, and characters wikis, but I would like to be unblocked on the rebrand related wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:55, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Checkuser request

Based on a similarity in edit style and subject preoccupation, we suspect a user who was recently perma-banned from All The Tropes, Cwf1997, is ban-evading under the user name Flowersnf. Could someone please run a Checkuser against them to confirm? Thank you. Looney Toons (talk) 01:46, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi Looney Toons. I don't think there is enough information for the stewards to perform a CheckUser against Flowersnf. Please give more information/evidence about why do you think they might be the banned user. Thank you! ~ Mazzaz (talk) 05:08, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Looney Toons Could you explain what you mean? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:41, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Hold on, I think I found some evidence of it. These edits are quite compelling to say the absolute least. They do seem quite suspicious to me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:06, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
We've left several more edits of Flowersnf's in our moderation queue (along with at least one rejected edit in the history), which I can release for review if you like. In the mean time, Cwf1997 had a pre-occupation with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spawning a dozen or so stub pages. At the same time, though, he would create trope entries on these and other pages where the description of how the trope applies to the work had little to nothing to do with the definition of the trope; mods and users alike have had to clean up behind him. Flowersnf's few edits so far have included attempts to create new subpages for works in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, along with trope examples on thoses pages and others that have little or nothing to do with what the tropes are actually about. The edits that DarkMatterMan4500 has pointed to are a good case in point, but I will assemble more examples if they're necessary. (Meanwhile, I'm confused; does Checkuser require a more extensive user history than Flowersnf has accumulated so far? We have rejected edits of his to protect the wiki; are we going to have to let all his edits through and then undo the ones we'd've normally rejected just to generate sufficient data to run a checkuser?) Thanks. Looney Toons (talk) 21:57, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Looney Toons Well, Dmehus has performed a CU on both of them, but not sure why he didn't do anything else afterwards. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:06, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500, I wonder how do you know, since Special:CheckUserLog is limited to be viewed only by CU's. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 13:47, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz It's logged on the User rights log. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:49, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
@Looney Toons: Not too sure why this hadn't been responded to previously, but the technical link is fairly unlikely. No real comments on behavior, I guess that's up to you to decide. -- Void Whispers 20:58, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser request for MaisVocêYes SeJogaNO and MaisVocêFTW SeJogaFTL:

Welp, Encantadia Rules Est. 2016 came back with 2 sockpuppet accounts. Aside from the similarities in their usernames between those 2 accounts and MaisVocê Rules Est 2020, they won't stop messing with MariaJulia1718's sandbox, which was something that Encantadia Rules Est. 2016 has done previously, which was how she was blocked in the first place, and if you notice this account, and even this one in particular, you should see that they are exactly the same as what this particular edit from this locked account has. Not sure if this needs further examining, but do whatever it takes. You have my thanks. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:48, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

While I agree the above two users are likely related, the second has not edited on any wiki. Moreover, crucially, I don't see anything that suggests the first is likely related to the previously locked user. Moreover, the edit you linked is to the first of the two users, not to Encantadia Rules Est. 2016. :) Dmehus (talk) 22:25, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I actually expected this type of reply from you, and yeah, that was exactly what I saw. Meanwhile, you think you could look into Teen Titans Go! Rocks' edits? I know I'm double-barreling this for the second time today, but I do believe they should be looked at, as it's been sitting on the Stewards' noticeboard since it was posted, with only me replying. Remember when I mentioned that The something guy and DearMaster6 have inserted in "Its a rip-off of X" into articles? Well, Teen Titans Go! Rocks did exactly that, and it's strangely similar to this diff, as it's on the exact same page. Not sure if you want to look into it now, but I've been feeling like I've been getting some sort of bad luck around here lately. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:36, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus UPDATE: MaisVocêFTW SeJogaFTL has resorted to reverting 2 of my edits to the revision made by a previous sock of hers. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:47, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Socks get locked. -- Void Whispers 21:05, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so MUCH Void. Now for my unresolved CheckUser request that's been sitting there for days without anyone answering or saying a word about it. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:08, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Enable features on my wiki

Can you enable the feature to change the Logo/Favicon to my wiki? I have a new logo for it FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 09:18, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

This is changeable via ManageWiki's Additional Settings in the Styling tab. You should be able to access it as the local bureaucrat. --Raidarr (talk) 14:25, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 15:53, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Global lock

Hey Stewards, please Global lock those account. I created These are for test

  1. User:ক
  2. User:খ
  3. User:গ
  4. User:ঘ
  5. User:ঙ
  6. User:চ

Regards --MdsShakil (talk) 14:17, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

My new logo doesn't show

Hello Stewards, i changed the logo for my wiki, but the logo doesn't show up, i have been waiting for like 4 hours and it still won't show up FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 10:40, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

@FranciscoLol2009: There has been a bug causing images to not update to their latest version, and currently, the problem is being tracked and worked on. Follow this task on Phabricator up Ugochimobi (talk) 10:47, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
I see FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 11:19, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
If this is crappygachatuberswiki, the problem is actually that you don't want to set the logo to the file page in MediaWiki. You need to open up the actual image in a new tab (in this case, the URL is: https://static.miraheze.org/crappygachatuberswikiwiki/4/43/Crappy_GachaTubers_Wiki.png, and set that as the logo. Also, the logo probably won't display properly unless it is 135x135px. Cheers -- Void Whispers 20:56, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request 07/23

Vandalism only account. These accounts are also vandalizing on the loginwiki, so please delete their user pages as soon as possible. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 13:52, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Accounts were Yes check.svg locked by Reception123. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:41, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Import from Fandom

Hello, I can't import pages from Fandom. Can you help me? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 12:38, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Fffv7787, what specific problem are you facing! Can you give more details. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 13:23, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz Hello. I tried to import pages from my wiki in Fandom to this one in Miraheze but instead I imported from MediaWiki the Fandom page. Fffv7787 (talk) 13:29, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Fffv7787 Hello there!
Importing your wiki from fandom to Miraheze is so easy, All you need to do is Exporting the DataDump of the Fandom wiki (you probably know how to do that), then Import it to your Miraheze wiki using the Special:Import on the MH wiki in question.
If the data dump seems too large or you cannot import it yourself, then a Steward can help you import it to your Miraheze wiki, or you could also file a Phabricator task, requesting the import (only when you have the DataDump of the fandom wiki already).
Hope this helps. Ugochimobi (talk) 13:57, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Ugochimobi Thank you! Fffv7787 (talk) 14:03, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Ugochimobi What is the DataDump? Fffv7787 (talk) 14:13, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Fffv7787 Please specify the Fandom wiki and the Miraheze wiki... Ugochimobi (talk) 14:19, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Fffv7787, I am not sure what the actual problem is. But it should work well when you go to Special:Export on your fandom wiki and download the pages you want to import and upload them at the Special:Import on your wiki. And all this should work well. If you still face any issue, then consider opening a phabricator task! ~ Mazzaz (talk) 14:46, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz and Ugochimobi It's OK. Thank you! Fffv7787 (talk) 15:00, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Can you please lock my account?

I'd rather not use it anymore. It's been dead for a few months now. Goodbye to Miraheze! Trashanimal (talk) 01:44, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

@Trashanimal: We're sad to see you go! Regardless, to help accelerate the process, please specify if you want your account locked only (which disables it but can be recovered later on if you wish so by Stewards) or locked and vanished (which disables it and cannot be recovered later on). Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:48, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Locked and vanished please. Trashanimal (talk) 03:54, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Trashanimal Can you please clarify whether you want your personal information removed from your account, thus rendering your account unrecoverable, or if you just want your account to be renamed in an anonymized fashion and globally locked (technically still recoverable if you know your password or have a confirmed e-mail address)? Dmehus (talk) 20:17, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Trashanimal Is there still interest in this request? If so, your clarification is required. Dmehus (talk) 23:35, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
@Trashanimal: That action is handled by Trust and Safety, I will make sure to forward this to them. Please allow a few days before any action is taken. Thank you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:12, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

I was tricked by a user on the RequestWikiQueue:

A user in question made this request for a wiki on Nasty Food and Drinks Wiki, but when I approved it (unknowingly), it turned out to be a revival of the Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. Just look at the main page. Furthermore, I was under the impression that it was going to talk about nasty food and drinks, but was ultimately deceived by the wiki requester. Any comment on that? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:25, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

A steward (I’m assuming) closed the wiki. Thanks!
—[ Bukkit ][ Talk | Contributions | Barnstars
15:45, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Not sure if there’s a policy for that, but they should be warned.
—[ Bukkit ][ Talk | Contributions | Barnstars
15:34, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Ignore the above message. “Please be advised that if your wiki deviates too much from this approval, remedial action can be taken by a Steward, if necessary”.
—[ Bukkit ][ Talk | Contributions | Barnstars
15:38, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
Ballsy little bugger, wasn't he... --Raidarr (talk) 15:54, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Please be careful in approving wikis too quickly, particularly where the subdomain, aywiki.miraheze.org does not match the sitename and/or description. That being said, this requesting user was quite duplicitous in requesting this wiki with the deliberate attempt to deceive a wiki creator into creating the wiki. Though no content was restored, the fact that this was so flagrant and blatant as stated on the wiki's Main Page and since the user, perhaps in response to this report or to your local user talk page advisory on the wiki, closed the wiki, I'm willing to assume good faith the user realized the error in their ways. Nevertheless, there's no need to keep this, so this has been Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 23:54, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Yeah, I will be extra careful from here on out. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:06, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
No problem, thanks, and sounds good. :) Dmehus (talk) 00:10, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus This month's kind of been shit for me on Miraheze, mainly due to a lot of stupid stuff happening. Your absence kinda did worry me for quite a while until a certain thing stopped me. Sorry if I sound snobbish or feel like a broken record at this point, and for possibly disturbing you while you were away for a while. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:22, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

I accidentally made 2 extra accounts while creating my account

I accidentally made 2 extra accounts while creating this account, as I wasn't redirected while making the first 2, which was something I thought was going to happen. I thought maybe the usernames were already taken and that's why I hadn't been redirected. The 2 accounts are (Jakess) and (Jakesmithispiff) Jakes (talk) 16:05, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Jakes, it's ok! You can use one of them for testing administrative tools on Public Test Wiki. And leave the other one as it is. :) ~ Mazzaz (talk) 10:01, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Jakes As you created Jakess and Jakesmithispiff while logged out, without you posting a reply here from each of those two accounts stating they're your legitimate alternate accounts and whether you prefer they be merged into your main account or globally locked, there's not much we can do here. If, however, you login and post said confirmation edits from each and state your intention clearly, then there a couple options here. As to your latter point, that's perhaps something we should see if an interface message exists to redirect the user away from Special:CreateAccount after creating an account, then we could deploy that interface message globally. Dmehus (talk) 23:41, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

I feel Violated by MarioMario456

He asked for my IP on Awesome Games Wiki, please global him. I have done nothing wrong on the wiki. I am crying and scared in rl, I feel like he's going to doxx me if I send it to him. Proof is here: ibb.co/nkzZC4P Captain (talk) 01:34, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

I have no interest in doxxing you. By behavior alone, it seems similar that you are Willg8686. He gives IPs in public which are confirmed to be VPNs. I redact IPs from public for privacy reasons MarioMario456 01:46, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
No you clearly wanted to doxx me sir. And if I gave you my IP, you would have done something bad with it. Captain (talk) 01:48, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Just because someone asks for someone's IP doesn't mean they want to dox them. It's starting to get obvious that you're a lock evasion of Willg8686, so I'll ping @Void: for locking. MarioMario456 02:03, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
... I just told you that I am not giving my IP to you since are sus. And Void is not going to block me unless he checks my IP. In which it will not be same as that user. Captain (talk) 02:07, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
And you might get locked instead so... Captain (talk) 02:07, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
And Also DarkMatterMan4500 is a admin abuser, he is falsely blocking people. I just joined Miraheze to check out the wikis, and he was a rude person. Captain (talk) 02:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
And he is also impersonating as a Steward too Captain (talk) 02:10, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Technical evidence here is inconclusive. It might also just be me, but the behavioral evidence seems a bit shaky too. In any case, I'm going to leave this to local administrators to determine whether or not the user's behavior/edits are welcome or not on any particular wiki. Oh, and @MarioMario456: can we please not ask users for their IP addresses. It's still private information, and access to it should be limited accordingly. -- Void Whispers 20:31, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Void Sorry to interrupt here, but last night, when Captain here was blocked, he resorted to telling me to grow up, in quite a rude manner on Awful Movies Wiki. And I apologize on behalf of MarioMario456, as I told him several times to not do stuff like this. That should also be looked at too. And even after that, he resorted to stalking me on a few more wikis by throwing random foe requests at me over me blocking him. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:47, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
@Void: Can I have a word with you? probably on Discord or somewhere related. Ugochimobi (talk) 20:54, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Feel free to DM anytime. -- Void Whispers 21:00, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
UPDATE: Captain and Scifi are now Yes check.svg locked for obvious abuse of multiple accounts. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:34, 26 July 2021 (UTC)