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Having trouble adding. Video to my sandbox

I am making a page on CGW. I’m trying to add a video. I put the video I’d and the video displays but I get a playback droid when I try to hit play. JonnyDavidson2005 (talk) 19:28, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

You should ask this to an admin on a wiki instead of a steward. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 20:56, 28 August 2021 (UTC)


Hello could you please rename my account the nick that i want is アンジェロ先輩 Angelo Pisani (talk) 23:41, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:58, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
thank you. Angelo Pisani (talk) 13:56, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

MarioMario456 called me a Idiot while I was appealing on AGW

Proof: SpiderManDude (talk) 01:24, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

That's not cool. Sorry. I left a message on your talk page. Sperosdurell (talk) 02:12, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
Sperosdurell There was no evidence of MarioMario456 calling him an idiot. I wasn't originally going to comment on here, but I am just here to tell you that what he is saying isn't true whatsoever. I shall leave this discussion at the hands of other administrators. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:15, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
Ohh... I felt sorry. No evidence, okay apologies. Sperosdurell (talk) 02:17, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
no he said "I don't take bribes, I D I O T. I have fixed my message." SpiderManDude (talk) 02:29, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
image proof of the comment: SpiderManDude (talk) 02:31, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
SpiderManDude, it is not good to ask admins to give them money to get unblocked. I wouldn't comment on what MarioMario456 said but you were probably blocked because of sockpuppetry. If you are not a sockpuppet and you believe the block was made in error, then simply call on for a review of your block without talking about money. Giving/taking money is not the way we operate here. --Mazzaz (talk) 04:42, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
SpiderManDude While MarioMario456 has been cautioned in the past to adhere to both the letter and spirit of Code of Conduct, a global policy to which all Miraheze users are obliged to follow in terms of his approach to dealing with other users (namely, civility and assuming good faith), and he is indeed firmly cautioned again, I will remind you that you also are obliged to follow another global policy, user accounts policy. If you wish to engage on Miraheze, I would strongly suggest you e-mail stewards at stewards(at), explain on what wiki(s) you intend to focus on (with a strong recommendation from me to avoid the type of wikis you've been gravitating toward and which has found you locked more times than I can count on my two hands and two feet), and whether you will focus on your own wiki. Continuing the same behaviour is neither constructive nor useful and wastes everyone's time. Accordingly, with that, your remaining accounts will be  locked in due course. Dmehus (talk) 18:16, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

I'm gone. Please lock my account forever.

Hello stewards!

I no longer want to be part of Miraheze. I have joined it since July 2020, but following the drama that went over time, I request for my account to be locked. Thanks!

Goodbye everyone! EoflaOE (talk) 16:33, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

EoflaOE So sorry to see you go. Also about the drama, that was mostly from people disagreeing with one thing or another. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:44, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry to see you go as well. I've locked the account now. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:17, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

User blocked at ATT for attempted SQL injection

User:Gani has just been permanently blocked at All The Tropes for (unsuccessfully) attempting to add SQL that would collect personally-identifying information without notification, which if it had worked would have been a violation of GDPR. This was the first edit that this user submitted to All The Tropes, so it was caught in the Moderation queue before being committed.

We see from CentralAuth that this user is an admin at two other Miraheze wikis. Robkelk (talk) 12:36, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will look into it. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:48, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
I just had the contents of the query passed to me by T&S and it is simply VoteNY's schema. The chance of an SQLi working is extremely low but in no way did this at any point attempt to violate GDPR or put users privacy at risk. Data wouldn't have been populated without enabling VoteNY and it's known and documented that it collects this information which we store appropiately. RhinosF1 (Miraheze) (talk) 18:11, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. I've relayed this to the bureaucrats at ATT, and we'll discuss what action to take next. --Robkelk (talk) 19:20, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
The bureaucrats and a few others have discussed this, and we have decided to treat this as an apparent penetration test. The permanent block on this user stands. --Robkelk (talk) 13:10, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

A user called Greatestmoviesfan might be abusing multiple accounts.

A user on Awful Movies Wiki known as Greatestmoviesfan has another account called Greatestmoviesfan189 which has the same type of behavior and comments as his main account: and because of this, I think Greatestmoviesfan created that account to evade his ban, which is obviously against Miraheze's rules, so I think he should blocked across all wikis. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 18:54, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Never mind. Greatestmoviesfan wasn't trying to ban evade, so he's innocent. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:16, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

I can’t read the loathesome and incredible characters, how can I read the character miraheze again, Stewards’ noticeboard?

 2600:1700:1243:E220:591C:3AED:E5BF:FDE0 22:16, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Unless you are in the Member, Bureaucrat or Administrator roles, you can't. The community decided to close down those wikis themselves. HibiscusCrown20 (talk) 22:44, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
The community consensus was not properly gathered, so the topic is valid for Steward review in my estimation. --Raidarr (talk) 20:51, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Are you going to Reopen the Loathsome Characters and Incredible Characters wikis?

Are you going to reopen the Loathsome and Incredible Characters wikis? Andrewgtv05 (talk) 04:11, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

They are talking about that on the qualitipedia meta Gilimaster69 (talk) 15:45, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Can you please reopen the character wikis?

Please reopen the all the mirahaze wikis Qqqqqqqq (talk) 16:38, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

That type of title with a demanding tone isn't going to really help matters very much. Which wikis are you talking about? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:41, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Qqqqqqqq was talking about the character wikis (Incredible Characters Wiki and Loathsome Characters Wiki). Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 00:35, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah Please reopen it Andrewgtv05 (talk) 04:31, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
@Andrewgtv05: Although I've seen requests like these many times, I'd like to see where this goes. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:39, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500, as far as I can tell, DuchessTheSponge closed down the character wikis almost a month ago, and at first, we agreed that closing the character wikis was a good idea. But then, we realized what we had done, and thus decided to talk about bringing back the character wikis. Then, many people started to agree with us. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 11:48, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
I was there when it happened when it came to voting. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:32, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure, you were. And now that many people are voting and asking for the character wikis to come back, it looks like the character wikis are going to be reopened by the stewards. But here's the thing I want to tell you: Once they reopen, they will no longer be associated with Qualitipedia. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 12:40, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
@Shawn the Logo Boy: Why will they not be associated with Qualitipedia? Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:28, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
The reason they will no longer be associated with Quailtipedia is because there will be no Qualitipedia admins, and instead, there will be a new team of admins running the wikis, which includes me, Shawn the Logo Boy. The wikis will still hold the same concept as the Qualitipedia Wikis, however. Oh, and nice to meet you, Blubabluba9990. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 19:41, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Can I be one of the admins too. I plan on creating another network of wikis, since I own Lousy Vehicles Wiki and co-own Lovable Vehicles Wiki, and I also have plans for reception wikis about stores, and Musicismylife has a bunch of other ideas for reception wikis. Both wikis do not have any Qualitipedia admins. I also own Absurd Shows & Episodes Wiki, a future part of The Weirdness Network, a network of wikis about weird media which has been temporarily put on hold due to my situation on Qualitipedia. I own two other wikis, The Wow House Wiki and The Fowl House Wiki, which discuss good episodes/characters and bad episodes/characters in The Loud House, respectively. Both of those wikis are independent, based on FANDOM versions (The Fowl House Wiki's FANDOM counterpart is closed), and do not follow the format of the Reception Wikis, instead being inspired by ScumBob Wiki and Anti-ScumBob Wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:02, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure thing, Blubabluba9990! You can be an admin of the character wikis (LCW and ICW), and I'm sure you can help us out with both wikis. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 20:39, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
But here's the catch: I will only unblock you on the character wikis, and if you screw up even once, I will revoke your admin rights. Got it, Bluba? Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 16:24, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes. Wait are you an admin now? Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:08, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
I am becoming an admin on both Loathsome Characters Wiki and Incredible Characters Wiki, and both you and I be part of the new team of the admins, so once they reopen, we need to cooperate with each other in order to keep both wikis running! Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 17:17, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Have you visited my other wikis yet. If you have knowledge about automobile reception I can promote you on the vehicle reception wikis. Musicismylife also has a few other ideas for future reception wikis not associated with Qualitipedia. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:27, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
I haven't visited your other wikis yet, and I really don't have knowledge about automoblie reception. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 17:55, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. I do have other ideas about reception wikis. Perhaps my wikis can stay independent alongside the characters wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 18:00, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure. Your wikis can stay independent alongside the character wikis. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 18:41, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Also why specifically did you not want the characters wikis to be associated with Qualitipedia? Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:03, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
These wikis were agreed to not remain part of QP so they could exist in some form, even if the dedicated QP administrators do not want to manage them. So, making them unassociated is the way they are able to survive. --Raidarr (talk) 10:45, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:07, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok, shouldn't the stewards have noticed this by now. Kingjorbs (talk) 22:00, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
The vote was improper, being called after less than a half dozen comments and before the (clearly numerous) oppositions or input were able to be made. So this is for sure in the cards, now that the Website wiki crisis is handled. --Raidarr (talk) Raidarr (talk) 16:44, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
I hope we'll do the same for the Character Wikis crisis, which we need to handle. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 16:47, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:29, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
I'm of two minds here. From my first mind, I'm not seeing where there was a discussion, ideally on-wiki though a public non-invitation only Discord server (or similar) discussion could be considered. Raidarr mentions that there was a vote or discussion somewhere, so if he could point me to that so I can assess its breadth, depth, and procedural validity, that'd be great. From my second mind, these two wikis in particular cause the most problems for Stewards in terms of Content Policy and user conduct issues. As a rebuttal to my second mind, there does seem to have been a clear surrendering of rights, so reopening these wikis would provide an opportunity to have a proper discussion in terms of providing guidance to the reconstituted wikis' local communities. Additionally, a subsequent discussion would need to be held prior to any rights being granted. In any case, until I know when, where, and under what circumstances local discussions (if any) were held, this can't be progressed. Dmehus (talk) 22:12, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Here is the discussion. Other discussions: [1] [2]. Mr. Jay 641 (talk) 22:31, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
In addition to above, there was a blog that was the spark for the character wiki's removal. It was unfortunately removed to leave no record, but I doubt that will stop the oversight of a Steward. Section "Can you please reopen 2 wikis?" below on the board offers as much case for recent discussion as there exists (mainly the same that I replied to). QP tends to operate through blog posts seeking inquiry, meaning there tend to be multiple blogs on a similar topic and a touch of confusion as far as aggregate opinion (especially since the discussions could not be held on the native wiki in question, instead in small part through CGW and through the QP meta linked above). --Raidarr (talk) 00:37, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Raidarr, for that, and, Mr. Jay 641, for the links you provided. What I'm particularly interested in is any discussion(s) as may exist on Qualitipedia Meta in terms of rationale for closure and breadth and depth of the discussion. Dmehus (talk) 01:04, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Aside from the assorted blogs (which is typically 'how things are done' with the strengths and weaknesses that come with it) there is not an organized discussion (talk page, StructuredDiscussions) to this effect, only the layered responses that lead to new blogs and culminating in a few users agreeing to lead and largely being given 'consent by default' from leading bureaucrats on QP. So the depth is about what is linked.
It was only closed by a few supports and the instinct decision of a bureaucrat after reviewing the (now deleted) original post, and incidental 'wait this isn't right' commentary has cropped up various times on CGW and QP meta ever since. The most substantive of these comments are linked by blog. There do exist assorted individual complaints that were raised in the meantime, by comments and I vaguely recall by very short lived SD posts. It's also worth noting that immediately after the closure, a number of regulars attempted to 'snowball' the issue with the effect of 'they were terrible anyways', likely in an effort to simply drop it and move on. Some of those users have since changed tune for the above linked blogs or otherwise let it go.
Perhaps to establish clarity for the future, issues of this gravity might be given a separate structure to vote and leave opinions (resembling how MH meta handles it or operating through the SD extension) if that would be more structurally compliant for what you're looking for. --Raidarr (talk) 08:22, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah. This now brings up the larger problem of the non-existent consensus on Qualitipedia, with the bureaucrats making all of the decisions, and even when consensus is brought up, it is done by one of the bureaucrats rather than a regular member of the community. That is a whole other problem, however, and goes deeper than the Characters Wikis crisis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:04, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
If that's being done on the Qualitipedia wikis, we have all the policies and conventions we need here. It just needs to be addressed to Stewards, citing applicable evidence, and we can be asked to determine if there was consensus or revert to the status quo in absence of that. Dmehus (talk) 16:09, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. There is hardly ever consensus for anything though, and I am unsure if there was consensus to shut down the Characters wikis. Furthermore, the admins agreed that closing both wikis was a bad decision, and there is a lot of talk here on Steward's noticeboard about re-opening them. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:14, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
This discussion and the ones mentioned cite various talk and qp meta discussion to reopen, and the rationale for closure is already noted as being faulty. --Raidarr (talk) 18:11, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:46, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Unlock a wiki

Unlock a wiki

Please can you unlock the wiki 'Radley Physics'

Many thanks! Acn (talk) 09:58, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

@Acn: If you're bureaucrat of the wiki, go to Special:ManageWiki/core and uncheck "Closed". This will reopen your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 13:34, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
I don't think I'm bureaucrat of the wiki (though if I can be made such that would be grand!) - I don't seem to be able to uncheck that 'Closed' box...! Acn (talk) 15:59, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
If you are a member of the wiki and it was not manually closed by a wiki bureaucrat, you may add an entry at Requests for adoption. Otherwise unless there is additional context I'm afraid there is nothing that can be done on the Stewards' noticeboard. If the two stipulations don't apply (either of them), I'm afraid there is also not much we can do. --Raidarr (talk) 16:37, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Bring the loathsome character wiki back

I want to know why the LCW has permission error even I'm not log that website in. 10:24, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

This wiki was closed and made private by a local bureaucrat. The other bureaucrats have consented to letting a new core of admins take over, and they should make a request on this noticeboard soon. --Raidarr (talk) 16:42, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Why is the Rotten Websites Wiki closed all of a sudden?

The heading says that it's been closed because no one's edited the wiki in the last 60 days, but I am certain that there were edits as recent as yesterday.

Unless this is because of the wiki exceeding some kind of boundary that warranted shutting it down, I'm very confused here. NoJustNo84 (talk) 06:22, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

@NoJustNo84: That's the standard message you get when a bureaucrat manually closes a wiki. It seems that the local admins decided to close the wiki, you'll need to talk to them for more info. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:39, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Agent Isai:Same Issue with its sister site on the Fresh Websites wiki, I don't know the recall the exact usernames of the local admins so I wouldn't be able to contact them elsewhere, this might be an issue with all of the new Reception wikis, could you find out what is going on there, thank you. Freighttrain (talk) 07:56, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Freighttrain:I asked DarkMatterMan4500 on Discord if he could help clarify this. Hope to hear from him soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 07:59, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Nevermind I've just messaged MarioMario456 about it. Freighttrain (talk) 07:58, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
The admins didn't like how the content worked. One of them anyways, with others simply following along. If the Character wikis are any indication, it is next to useless to discuss it unless they show a change of heart. --Raidarr (talk) 12:35, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
That all sounds a bit arbitrary, also no prior notice was given either, is there any discussion you can link to that says more about what has happened? Freighttrain (talk) 13:18, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, there was no consensus on whether to close them at all. It was abruptly closed without reason. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:57, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
No discussion was had, the details came out live - including the latest regarding the admin who instigated it. Other admins are not agreeing to the closure. --Raidarr (talk) 16:37, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
NoJustNo84 As per my comments elsewhere, please note I have reopened each of the two wikis. Additionally, as I could find no indication where a community discussion was had locally on each wiki to modify the default bureaucrat permissions to allow local bureaucrats to remove the bureaucrat bit from other bureaucrats, I have reset that to the default setting. This will ensure that local bureaucrats must either request a Steward to ensure any request for removal of this group is done in line with any community-established policies governing such removals or have a local discussion to duly delegate this authority to local bureaucrats, though on the point about the local permissions additions and removals, I noted a lack of any sort community-established process in this regard. Additionally, given the obvious lack of local community consultation with regard to the closure and the lack of any community-established process governing permissions additions or removals (looking at the respective Special:Log/rights logs on each wikis), it seems to have been done very ad hoc, often with wheel-warring occurring over rights additions and removals, which itself suggests a complete lack of community consultation, I don't feel it is appropriate for Stewards to restore any permissions. In any case, the most important role for Stewards has been done here, which is to reopen both wikis to allow one or more substantive community discussions to occur on the respective wikis discussing (a) the future of the wikis and, if the wikis are to continue to remain open, to discussing (b) the process by which the advanced permissions are granted or removed. Once those community consultative processes have concluded, please post a note here, ideally in a new thread and linking to this thread in some way, for Stewards to assess those local consensus processes and effect the community's desired outcomes. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:10, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Two wikis in our network got shutdown without any consensus.

So Rotten Websites Wiki and Fresh Websites Wiki got closed by one of our bureaucrats, claiming that "a lot of people wanted these wikis gone". However, there is no evidence of any sort of agreement or consensus among the other admins or the community about this decision. All the other bureaucrats got demoted from those wikis, so is it okay if one of you guys can give me bureaucrat and admin rights on those two wikis (I was a former bureaucrat on those wikis BTW) so I can undo the closing and demotions? Blazikeye535 (talk) 15:48, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, I definitely didn't agree to the closure of both of those wikis. There's some funny business going around here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:11, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
This was done by a rogue admin who is being handled on other associated wikis as a preventative measure; on this wiki all other staff were apparently demoted including DMM ^. This issue needs to be investigated. It was done with zero support from the community, but more importantly it overruled other admins and bureaucrats, including the designated leaders. Thus it was a coup, and I believe fully in scope for the Stewards to interfere (I'd hope, at least). --Raidarr (talk) 16:33, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I was demoted too. I'll see what Doug and Void have to say about this, considering this close was against community consensus. MarioMario456 16:45, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
I also got demoted too, but I want my page back (all of the source code) and my files. - AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 18:55, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
So did I. BookFandumb1 (talk) 01:14, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
This was wrong, especially since we have made a complete effort now to make a consensus. Sure, I wanted them gone too, but it came out of nowhere. At least when I wanted to close the character wikis, I wanted a discussion. TigerBlazer (talk) 21:05, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Literally nothing was wrong with the wikis. At least the character wikis somewhat had a reason, but the website wikis' closure were abrupt. DuchessTheSponge didn't even think about what other people thought, he just closed the wikis, like when he just removed Season 6 & 8 of SpongeBob SquarePants on Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, even though Season 6 and 8 were hated by many, just like he combined all seasons of the original Johnny Test onto Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, even though a lot of people considered the first three seasons to be good. I made a blog post about it, which didn't even bash him, and I got a two week block on TSEW. That's when I started to strongly dislike him. I'm glad he's demoted now. SleepParalysisDemon (talk) 21:20, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
If there are no comments objecting to this, I will reopen both wikis by this time tomorrow. It is clear, by the messages currently left on this noticeboard, that the action taken was not and is not supported by the community or other administration of these wikis. -- Void Whispers 21:36, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Void That's awesome. Yeah, DuchessTheSponge clearly didn't think this through at all, but as long as the demotions are restored, that's all that matters. I doubt there will be any objections, but they'll more than likely be weaker in comparison to the upcoming votes to re-open the wikis. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:50, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Can we also place the character wikis up for adoption given the half a dozen users that have complained here and on the CN about their closure and given that the discussion was:
  1. Incredibly brief (less than a day)
  2. Done without a site notice for most of that day
  3. Done on a different wiki
I fully understand if the administrators wish to walk away from a wiki and want it disassociated from their other wikis. However, I don't think they should be able to dictate that what would be an entirely separate wiki on Miraheze should not exist especially given that the content policy has an explicit clause allowing for forks. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 19:34, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
I think this should be taken up in a dedicated topic on the Qualitipedia hub once this issue with the website wikis is straightened out (one at a time). From what I can tell the top shot callers are willing to have a conversation, and the linked wiki is in a better position than before to have the conversation instead of throwing yet another QP topic onto Miraheze meta. --Raidarr (talk) 19:46, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
FUCK! I GOT DEMOTED TOO! This is to the point I requested a wiki for PETA. It failed. I really want it back. jrStudios (talk) 21:55, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
jrStudios Not to worry, they should be re-opened by tomorrow. Peace will be restored by then. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:52, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
And a new entity is coming… The Animal Rights Database jrStudios (talk) 01:50, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Oh yeah, my rights on RWW were also gone. Didn't notice that untill right now. TigerBlazer (talk) 15:17, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Blazikeye535 Please see my comments in the above thread. The wikis have been reopened to allow local community discussions to take place on each wiki discussing (a) the future of the wikis and (b) the process by which community members may request advanced permissions, or have them removed. Dmehus (talk) 05:20, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Looks like Doug has reopened the wikis before I've been able to get around to it. I have now followed up by restoring permissions, as this state was the previous status quo. -- Void Whispers 21:04, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Don't mean to sound impatient, but is there any updates on whether or not the wikis are going to be reopened or not? --Blazikeye535 (talk) 17:26, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

I don't understand. Two wikis should be opened by yesterday but didn't happen, so are they really gonna be opened by either today, tomorrow, or so? Btw I already got plenty of more evidence/reasons coming up to expose People for "Ethical" Treatment of Animals for its article at Rotten Websites Wiki. Gjlewis (talk) 17:38, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Gjlewis Please be patient. I'm sure Void will get it done sooner or later. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:40, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Okay gotcha. Sorry for my impatience. Tbh I wanna say that keeping both wikis closed is unfair, especially that we got every evidence to expose the atrocity of far-left communities (mainly PETA and the Social Justice Warriors). Gjlewis (talk) 17:56, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
well jrstudios is makaing a wiki to expose peta Gilimaster69 (talk) 19:26, 28 August 2021 (UTC),_SCPAs_and_the_Animal_Rights_Movement Gilimaster69 (talk) 19:30, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus You mind helping out a bit here? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:29, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I'm preparing a proposed response, but currently dealing with a couple more pressing issues in both Steward and Trust and Safety capacities, but I will propose a solution. Dmehus (talk) 22:32, 29 August 2021 (UTC)


Where did the Rotten Websites and Fresh Websites Wikis go. Can they be reopened? Also DuchessTheSponge should have been blocked. The wikis has nothing that would warrant it's closure. MountWario (yell at me here) 22:43, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Oh yeah, Void said he'd re-open the wikis by tomorrow, eventually. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:51, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

I Think we should re-open this wiki soon since it was closed abruptly for an invalid reason. --Vince the Wikipedian 2018 (talk) 05:00, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Vince the Wikipedian 2018 Eventually, they'll be re-opened. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:35, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
I don't get it. Why did that guy close them anyway? Fridericus M (talk) 00:04, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

But, it need to be reopened because DuchessTheSponge was closing this without permission and there is clearly no evidence why he close it.--Vince the Wikipedian 2018 (talk) 05:32, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

This appears to have slipped by Void a little, but it appears set to reopen anyways. If is not a question, just when. --Raidarr (talk) 08:14, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
It said it was closed Vince the Wikipedian 2018 (talk) 04:43, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

Deletion request of a harassment blog on CGW

Stewards, I would like you to remove a page only created for harassment of another user. Here's the link: Tanawat2002 (talk) 06:57, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

It’s a controversy page. Leave it alone jrStudios (talk) 09:39, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
I'll be removing that blog post immediately. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:31, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Normally I don't care for outright deletions, but I agree with this one. --Raidarr (talk) 10:38, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Agree. It's making us look bad. TigerBlazer (talk) 14:32, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've already deleted the blog as it was entirely outdated and unnecessary. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:36, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

request of a mass purge of every single edit made by me

Hi, I'm the owner of the EijiZeBoi and TanjirosEarrings accounts. I'm making this thread to request the mass purging of all content I made using these accounts, from blog posts to talk pages, etc., especially on the Qualitipedia wikis. The reason is because I don't want my name to be associated with this wikifarm anymore due to its godawful reputation among outsiders. Thank you. EijiZeBoi (talk) 06:56, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi. Unfortunately, this can't be done for the simple reason that we don't have any proof that you are indeed these two accounts. If we allowed such a request then anyone could claim they are X user and demand the same thing. As regards to the farm's reputation, Miraheze is not responsible for the content that the Reception wikis create so if people see Miraheze negatively because of them that is not correct. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:07, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Reception123 Eiji reached out to me on Discord earlier this morning, so I honored his request just like how I honored Grust's request last week to block him for dignity and as a self-request. So, I deleted his blogs on both crappygameswiki and on the awfulmovieswiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:30, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Delete my wiki

I'd like my wiki sahrawiimaginarywiki to be deleted. I will now focus on other stuff. BenIsEditing (talk) 15:44, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

BenIsEditing Firstly, please note that I have  fixed the subdomain in your wikilink. MirahezeMagic pseudo-interwiki wikilinks use subdomains, rather than database names, though typically you will see me and others use the database name in the displayed text (piped text) of such wikilinks. Secondly, in terms of your request, as the only contributor to your wiki, this is  done per your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:44, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

Can you delete the NSFW and NSFL templates?

I think these need to be removed from the Reception Wikis because the page don't show any pornographic content, the templates clutter the pages, they get added to the pages for no reason, and they often cause other users to engage in edit wars, so I think it's time both of the pages were deleted from the Reception Wikis. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:01, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

I agree. I want them gone too. TigerBlazer (talk) 19:43, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
what Bout actual NSFL stuff Gilimaster69 (talk) 20:00, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Why not discuss this on the Qualitipedia meta? That's a more fitting place for this discussion. --Blazikeye535 (talk) 20:13, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Can you leave a link to that? SuperStreetKombat (talk) 20:23, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
QP Meta. I confirm and concur that this subject has no place on the Stewards' noticeboard, and has nothing to do with global admins. I'm baffled why two local admins from the QP wikis would think otherwise. --Raidarr (talk) 20:25, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Technically, I thought these templates would apply with all wikis; not just Qualitipedia. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 20:44, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
No, QP has those templates of its own accord. It is up to each wiki to decide how it wants to handle the content, within reason and Content policy. --Raidarr (talk) 22:26, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
I'm in 100% agreement with Raidarr here. Meta Miraheze follows its own set of rules. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:35, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

delete "hurticulture" wiki

I've been hanging onto the Hurticulture Wiki for a while but I realize I can't dedicate enough time to use it effectively. I'd rather it not be put up for adoption because this wiki was made with my own OCs, worldbuilding, and creative ideas in mind - not a single other person would be fit to contribute to the wiki. Hurticulturist (talk) 22:47, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Hurticulturist As the only contributor to this wiki, this has now been  done per your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

Please globally block Harry2003

He's been causing a lot of trouble on the Reception Wikis, such as spamming comments and topics, vandalizing pages, as well as sending death threats to another user on Best TV Shows Wiki, all of which got him blocked on a few Reception Wikis, including the games ones. He even promised not to do any of those things again, but broke his promise not to spam comments, and now he's pretty much crossed the line by writing off-topic comments and topics on a wiki that has nothing to do with the other. Plus, he's been blocked too many times and I even warned him not to cause anymore trouble ever again, but is still doing so, so his time on Qualitipedia is up. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 23:02, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Death threats and the like would go right into code of conduct violations, thus in my opinion warrant the global action. --Raidarr (talk) 23:18, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
I agree. He has been bothering us for many months now and he should be globaled. He made himself unwelcome and crossed the line over and over again. TigerBlazer (talk) 15:42, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Should we block him from the wikis where he isn't blocked for the time being, or can we not do that? —Marxo Grouch (talk) 18:49, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
That would certainly be the right of local admins if there's a solid case. --Raidarr (talk) 19:36, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
I think I'll do that right away. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 20:30, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Actually, you should just global Harry, because I can't seem to block him on the Books Wikis or the Music Wikis. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 20:03, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
Or can he not be globalled? SuperStreetKombat (talk) 00:43, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Please lock my account

I've been through a lot of drama on Qualitipedia before and Different History Wiki is being moved to FANDOM meaning I'm now gonna be a FANDOM user rather than a Miraheze user, thanks. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 18:33, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go, I've now locked your account as requested. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:35, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
DuchessTheSponge Sorry to see you leave Miraheze. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:02, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Goodbye, Duchess. 😔 SuperStreetKombat (talk) 20:49, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Bye Duchess. I hope I didn't do anything to make you leave. TigerBlazer (talk) 20:51, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
goodbye Gilimaster69 (talk) 20:56, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
I can assure you that I am indeed saddened by this. Like I always say to well-known departing users, fare thee well. —Marxo Grouch (talk) 21:21, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Please delete my wiki - Please can you delete my Wiki, I have come to a similar junction as I have before where I can't continue this wiki in the same vein. I do have another project that I'll be requesting to pursue though if thats ok. PlatinumYellow (talk) 14:28, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Not a steward, but if it's a proper request I'm sure you can ask for another even now. With no other staff and no signs of recent contribution from any other users I'm sure this one will be closed soon. Unfortunately I get it when you have a project that just won't work out, and where it's better to just let it end. --Raidarr (talk) 16:41, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

you can delete or can be rename inkagames fanon please

It happens that I cannot rename, since I had made a mistake and I am missing the word wiki because I wanted to name a wiki called inkagames fanon wiki and also I have to replace fandom, please — Preceding unsigned comment added by Derpguy109 (talkcontribs) 15:57, 2 September 2021‎

@Derpguy109: You can change the wiki name at Special:ManageWiki/core. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:47, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Can you please reopen 2 wikis?

Hey, so Loathsome Characters Wiki and Great Characters Wiki have been closed, and we actually have a discussion on reopening them, and everyone seemed to agree, and nobody objected to this, and several admins like MarioMario456, Blazikeye, and DarkMatterMan4500, admitted this was a dumb idea and supported this decision, as seen in here, and here. Also, TigerBlazer, the one who made the decision to close them down, actually regretted it, and stated that "he felt like an asshole for making that blog". Also, the vote was improper as there were less than a dozen votes, and before the (clearly numerous) oppositions or input were able to be made. Also can you give me, TheAnimeLover, Shawn The Logo Boy, and Mr. Jay 641 administrator rights per TigerBlazer suggestions as seen in the same discussion.Kingjorbs (talk) 21:00, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Yes, I regret wanting them closed. I thought that would be the best decision when disassociating them from QP would have been better. Genuine regret here. TigerBlazer (talk) 22:49, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes! We should reopen the two wikis! I loved those wikis. DoubleD346 (talk) 03:42, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I regretted hating them after they closed, and I agree with everybody that I want those two wikis to be reopened. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 00:52, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

When will the Characters Wiki reopen? Because I want them to be reopened. --Vince the Wikipedian 2018 (talk) 07:33, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

I do hope they get reopened. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:27, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
Lets spread this throughout Qualitipedia to get more people to agree. Kingjorbs (talk) 00:34, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
I hope the character wikis reopen too, Blubabluba9990. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 01:44, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Can we reopen those characters wikis? --Vince the Wikipedian 2018 (talk) 06:46, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

I think we should reopen them, but we should turn it into a wiki about characters with bad personalities instead of ones that got bad reception since basing them on reception doesn't really make sense. Musicismylife (talk) 08:02, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure thing, Musicismylife. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 10:39, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
@Musicismylife: Wait, what do you mean, "basing them on reception doesn't make sense"? There is character reception. You can find tier lists online for characters from different shows.
And @Shawn the Logo Boy:, please don't do that. Base them on reception. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:10, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Sorry about that, Bluba. I should base them on reception after all. And @Musicismylife:, I have to agree with what Bluba said: There is character reception. You can find tier lists online for characters from different shows. So I would suggest basing them on reception, not personality. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 17:11, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:47, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Alright, but I think some should be based on personality as well. Characters who have bad personalities also deserve a spot on the wiki. Musicismylife (talk) 21:22, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
That's absolutely a discussion suitable for an appropriate talk page on the wiki if it is reopened. Raidarr, can you point me to some sort of discussion, whether locally or on Qualitipedia Meta, to shut down the wiki (if such exists)? I'm reluctant to reopen the wiki until I've seen that. You've pointed me to existing discussions calling for it to be reopened and have indicated there was some discussion, somewhere, to shut it down, but suggested that discussion was procedurally flawed. That is what I've yet to see. Dmehus (talk) 21:36, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Actually, @Dmehus:, I'll point it out. Shortly after the character wikis closed @TigerBlazer: wrote a discussion about the closure of the character wikis, "Why I Think The Character Wikis Should Be Deleted". However, he soon regretted this and deleted the blog. Later, he made a discussion about the character wikis and what we should do to keep them alive: Kingjorbs suggested that the character wikis stay on Miraheze. Then, I came up with this idea: reopen the character wikis, but delete any opinionated pages (Mr. Krabs., Cheese from FHFIF, Boa Hancock, etc.) Two days later, Kingjorbs told the stewards to reopen the character wikis, and have himself, TheAnimeLover, myself, and Mr. Jay 641 be admins of those wikis. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 23:03, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Shawn has provided an abridged background. As far as the direct catalyst for wiki closure, I believe you actually looked at it (via undelete and redelete of the linked blog post). The action was taken exactly at the time of Duchess's first reply in that blog after a couple of supporting replies before. There was really no more than that to establish closure, and iirc it was all done within the same day. --Raidarr (talk) 23:24, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Raidarr and Shawn the Logo Boy. Indeed, I did look at the deleted blog post by TigerBlazer and the page in question. Both point to allowing these wikis to be reopened. I was mainly concerned with whether there was a discussion to close them or split them off from the Qualitipedia wikis. It seems that's not the case, so I'll reopen them, and initiate a discussion locally for those to participate in. Dmehus (talk) 23:31, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure, Dmehus. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 23:34, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
BTW, I'm marking some stuff on Loathsome Character Wiki as candidates for deletion. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 23:38, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll check those candidates for deletion in a few days and delete them if no one objects (i.e., reverts your tagging), in absence of local administration. Dmehus (talk) 00:05, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Globally lock this user.

A user sent me a message that threatens to rape me just for removing an NSFL template from a page, and he should be banned from this site for threatening to assault me. Here's the message for proof: SuperStreetKombat (talk) 21:56, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

Never mind, he apologized. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 00:42, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Is it really impossible to global this user? Has he really won? SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:49, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
I don't feel as any action here is necessary. People say things they don't mean or intend to carry out in the heat of passionate arguments. You said yourself they apologized. Remind them of Code of Conduct and move forward. Dmehus (talk) 19:58, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Well, he did apologize, but then falsely accused me of breaking the wiki's rules, and said that I'm no better than he is, even though what he said to me is way worse than what I did. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 21:57, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Nonetheless, assume good faith, advise them of Code of Conduct, and move forward. Closing as  no action needed. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:05, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
I doubt I can get through to this user, but I'll try. If I can't, then I'll just have to keep him indefinitely blocked. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 22:08, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Close easypedia, quotes wikis

I want to work on travel guides, creating one soon. quotes, easypedia, close please or inactive. Thank you. Sperosdurell (talk) 11:00, 4 September 2021 (UTC) Sperosdurell (talk) 11:00, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Revert, keep both. Sperosdurell (talk) 13:36, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Could you add this to the global title blacklist

.*uglydolls.* <newaccountonly>
.*darkmatter.* <newaccountonly>
.*long-term abuse.* <newaccountonly>
.*no reason specified.* <newaccountonly>
.*recepti0n123.* <newaccountonly>

This should deter -abigblueworld-. MarioMario456 14:18, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

I agree with what you said, MarioMario456. Shawn the Logo Boy (talk) 15:17, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Maybe so, but -abigblueworld- has used usernames that don't align with what you just listed (such as this one) so there's no telling if this will actually work. Plus they might catch on and begin using variety in their usernames. Though I could be wrong. We'll see. —Marxo Grouch (talk) 15:22, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Can do once food is all eaten ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:37, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
As written, I'm inclined to say this would be too broad and have too much potential for false positives for many of those. Besides, they'll invariably just move on to adopting new verbiage. One could argue swiftly locking and blocking them, not providing a custom lock reason as they want, is the better course of action. Otherwise, they may pause and dramatically shift tactics, in which case we'll have to wait for a new behavioural pattern to form. Dmehus (talk) 16:22, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

Please keep this wiki active

Can this wiki be exempted from the 2-month inactivity rule?

Mahmoud Refaat Wiki is a work site for the European Institute for International Law and International Relations (EIIR). EIIR people won't always have time to update the wiki every 2 months, but nevertheless it has some online books that shouldn't be taken offline, since this wiki is designed to be like Wikibooks or Wikisource. Cushitic (talk) 03:06, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

I think the Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki and the Atrocious Youtubers Wiki should be reopened.

I need to reclaim Chromeball wiki back to the original staff

This wiki is inactive, the admin and bureaucrat called "ThatDudeRightHere" have abandoned it, hasn't made a single edit, and doesn't give the former Chromeball wiki staff their right. I together with a user called "IndividualistMax" (he used to be in the original staff) are the only 2 editors there. I'm unable to contact with ThatDudeRightHere since I can't find his Discord and Fandom account. I need the Miraheze Stewards to demote ThatDudeRightHere so I and Max can reclaim this wiki and complete my revamp plan. I also contacted all the old users of the former Chromeball wiki on Fandom (It was closed by Fandom). I believe this is a fresh start for a wiki that has the potential to surpass its old Fandom-version. PercyUK also said that the wiki needs a bureaucrat with access to enable services, and he recommended applying for adoption and explaining the need for rights. Here is what PercyUK told me:
 SchizoACC (talk) 05:00, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

So, all I can suggest is you hold a local election on chromeballwiki, following my guidelines on the linked page and after about 5-7 calendar days, you would return to this thread and request a Steward assess your election in absence of the local bureaucrat, or request a different Chromeball Wiki on a different subdomain, defining a clear purpose, scope and topic for your wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 05:09, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
@SchizoACC: I was informed that ThatDudeRightHere's Discord is ThatDudeRightHere#4066. He is also active on the Polandball Wiki. Try asking him there. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:32, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

I've been disenfranchised by the edit filter.

When I tested the edit filter on my wiki, it was triggered and all my permissions were taken.

There is no bureaucrat on this wiki except me, and I can't manage it.

Can you please grant me a bureaucrat on that wiki? koyomiya5438 07:31, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

I can't manage this wiki. Please deal with it as soon as possible.--koyomiya5438 11:20, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

You should now be all set, but do be sure to be careful about abuse filters, particularly those that remove users from their groups. -- Void Whispers 12:31, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
I understand. I will be careful in the future. koyomiya5438 12:38, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Could you global my account

I've had enough of this shit. After various warnings of violations of non-existent rules by Miraheze T&S, I've lost all faith on being on Miraheze. MarioMario456 12:32, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

In case I want to come back my public contact email is realmariomario456(at)gmail(dot)com. MarioMario456 12:37, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
And also, if a steward is reading, I would want you to delete or close the wikis that I founded. MarioMario456 12:39, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Whoa whoa whoa, hold on there. What if I wanted to take care of the wikis you founded? I'd like to take care of them, and I'm terribly sorry to see you go. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:41, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes, then this is withdrawn temporarily. Stuff is done. Now you can safely global my account. MarioMario456 12:46, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Just because you don't know or prefer to ignore the rules does not mean they are non existent. Also, founding a wiki and it having a community or fellow bureaucrats does not mean it can be arbitrarily closed, even by its founder, if the story with Duchess was any clue. --Raidarr (talk) 13:24, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Link "Donate to Miraheze" leads to wrong page with German language settings

Dear Team, with German language settings the link "Donate to Miraheze" (in German "Spende an Miraheze") in the footer leads to a not existing page ( I believe that the correct link should be

I tried to find a way for changing the link on my wiki but didn't succeed. I think it is a global setting. Is it possible for you to change that? StiFF (talk) 07:42, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out the issue. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:57, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
I've adjusted it, it is tied into and can be updated there. I have done so, and it will update whenever that propagates. -- Void Whispers 22:49, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much, the link leads now to the correct page. StiFF (talk) 10:51, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Help!! Accidentally deleted bureaucrat!!

I deleted bureaucrat on Controversial Media Wiki. MoistyTIT (talk) 21:35, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Resolved, do be more careful. If you remove the managewiki right from any group, you may not be able to manage any wiki settings. -- Void Whispers 22:54, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
I don’t have bureaucrat or manage wiki. MoistyTIT (talk) 13:41, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Now resolved, per my talkpage, sorry about that. -- Void Whispers 17:55, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Enable WikimediaIncubator for cplostwikiswiki

Hello, I am requesting WikimediaIncubator to please be enabled on cplostwikiswiki. It would prove extremly helpful in organizing the wiki and better seperating sections hence why I am requesting it enabled. Thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:58, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Agent Isai, with apologies for the delay, this has now been  done. I trust you're familiar with the WikimediaIncubator extension. I've never used its features too much, but I'm told it can be a bit advanced. Dmehus (talk) 03:16, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

More spambots that need to be globalled

 MatthewThePrep (talk) 00:02, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

MatthewThePrep  All locked by Reception123. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:53, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Someone kicked me off Astonishing Scratchers Wiki, a wiki I made and closed it.

Today, I found out that an admin of Astonishing Scratchers Wiki took my admin and bureaucrat role away from me and decided to close the wiki. I didn't approve of this. Can I have my bureaucrat role back and reopen the wiki please. It would be very helpful if I could just get my own wiki back. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 17:36, 10 September 2021 (UTC) 

Issue appears to be resolved locally, for reference. --Raidarr (talk) 14:14, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
This was actually  handled by Stewards, per this log action. Dmehus (talk) 04:00, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Can you merge two accounts for me?

I would like to merge this account with my alt Phonicfriends103 please. Mostly because I forgot my password. Milcery229 (talk) 05:03, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Unfortunately, if you don't have access to the Phonicfriends103 it won't be possible as we have no way to prove that you are in fact Phonicfriends103. I assume that means you don't have an email set for Phonicfriends103 which would allow you to reset your password. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:32, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Can you please shutdown Real Life Villains Wiki?

There is a wiki called Real Life Villains Wiki that was supposed to list the most evil people ever. However, it turns out that it is yet another user reception wiki (see its main page for more) and it has a lot of content that violates CoC (I shouldn't give examples of this, since I already provided links for you to review the wiki). Galaxy Star (ch@t) 07:13, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

First off, how is it a user reception wiki? And second, where's your proof? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:29, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
As DarkMatterMan4500 says above, please do provide examples of CoC violations and Content Policy violations here as it's easier than having Stewards having to go through every single page until they find them. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:31, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Going through the Special:AllPages on the Real Life Villains Wiki, I'm not seeing any examples of articles on users as Galaxy Star is claiming at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:44, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Umm... deceased... people? Galaxy Star (ch@t) 10:45, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Clarify? --Raidarr (talk) 16:54, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Such as this page. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 18:20, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
There is no policy provision about a page condemning a historic person as universally reviled as Adolf Hitler. Note what miraheze allows and what qualitipedia allows are different, and RLV is not in QP's domain. --Raidarr (talk) 14:34, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
Well ok. But the wiki claims to be military/war themed, (see its ManageWiki page for proof) but it has pages about random people who have nothing to do with military/war. See these examples for extra proof. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 07:13, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
That category selection in Miraheze is not what it is built from. The main point that would be a violation is if it diverges from how the wiki was originally requested or operates in a way that appears deceptive; the latter is not proven and the former would take better research. At this point it seems like you're grasping at straws to try and get the wiki shut down. Overall description and appearance takes precedence over that frankly poorly done detail. Nonetheless, changing its category is something to suggest. --Raidarr (talk) 07:56, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Still though, the wiki clearly violates Content Policy And Code Of Conduct. I'm gonna ping @Dmehus:, @NDKilla:, and @Void: to review the wiki and this thread. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 09:02, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
It makes little sense to get multiple inputs - including Reception, a global sysop - asking for details when nobody could manually find details, provide easily debunked details, and then circle around to say the wiki 'clearly' violates multiple policies including Code of Conduct, which strictly speaking isn't where wikis are held up to anyways since that is for user conduct. This process works when reports offer credible evidence, and you have not offered any. Appealing to the stewards to make the case for you is a nail in the coffin I think. --Raidarr (talk) 09:21, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
It needs better referencing to back up the allegations made but assuming they are true. I don't think anything violates the content policy. Apart from the classification that someone on the wiki is a villain, I don't see much attempt at opinion on the article about the YouTuber. It actually seems fairly well wrote. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:14, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
If anything from the front page link offs, it is against explicitly violating material and pages of miraheze users, though I concur that it can certainly run the risk regarding wider internet personalities and people. Raidarr (talk) 12:28, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 needs to be warned or banned from Miraheze for his disruptive behavior and for impersonating as a steward

DarkMatterMan4500 has been falsely accusing users of being a "WG8686 Sockpuppet" without any valid proof, as he accuses them over opinions. Like for liking " Pokemon, WWE, The Sims, and Grand Theft Auto"

And on top of that, he has been making disruptive edits on the reception wikis by using inappropriate language by telling them or "Fuck Off" or being rude in edit summaries like these examples. 1. 2. 3. 4.

He has also impersonated as a Steward to people on the wikis, which is not allowed on Miraheze. 1.

Can you guys give this guy a warning or temp ban him for a couple days, he needs to learn a lesson. CrusherTheDragon (talk) 00:14, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

None of the above seems to indicate any problems from DMM's side. If anything the above copy/paste is just evidence of more LTA by someone very determined to make it difficult for us to stop them from abusing multiple accounts. Please do us all a favor and stop 8) PS: Locked for abuse of multiple accounts. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 01:05, 12 September 2021 (UTC)
Don't listen to this user, NDKilla; he's just another sock account of WillG. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 05:05, 12 September 2021 (UTC)
SuperStreetKombat In case you're not aware, he was already made aware of it because I sent him a message last night, with the diffs of his previous socks saying something similar to CrusherTheDragon, and has already locked the account for "LTA" (Long-term abuse), and wasting everyone's time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:16, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser request on 2 users

I am requesting a Checkuser on these 2 accounts because a few admins have suspected that Mictrons and Stroke bench are the same person, given that Mictrons was blocked based on some of his comments on Awful Movies Wiki and share the same grammar as Stroke bench like these examples here. Given that Stroke bench also asked people to support zoophiles, and watch how he admits to sockpuppetry in this here sentence here (given that it was removed to cover it up, but still a crucial mistake). That comment where he admits to sockpuppetry definitely tells me that it's likely Mictrons, especially since he also made this comment, still mentioning the suspected master. Given that both of them were created on exactly the same day, with both accounts being created exactly 9 hours and 38 minutes apart from each other and both of them registering on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, I'm pretty confident that they are both the same person. And for Stroke bench being created, they have also picked up where Mictrons left off on from this part right hereDarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:48, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

For the confession, the comment you will want to see is the one with the time stamp "22:43, 29 August 2021" at this link. Marxo Grouch (talk) 13:44, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Marxo Grouch Thanks for adding additional specifics that the Stewards should look for. I'm sure they'll look into it sooner or later. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:48, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Adding Thenstale (talk • contribs • block • CA • lwcheckuser) for these comments. The first one may look like he's agreeing with Mictrons, but given that he's been demanding for some of the wikis to close just like Mictrons demanded the Character wikis to be closed permanently, that doesn't seem like they're different at all. There's just too much duck-like behavioral evidence when you have a look at the comparisons of their behavior and similar demands they have made. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:44, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Void Could you assist us in this investigation against Mictrons based on the evidence we have gathered? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:19, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
I've added this to my radar and will look at it soon. -- Void Whispers 18:55, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Void Very good. Given that there's a lot of behavioral evidence shown from the links that were presented here. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:56, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Hmm the results here are likely, but also not that conclusive. I'm therefore leaving it to local administrators to enforce local policies. -- Void Whispers 20:56, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
Void Thanks for looking. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:14, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

An admin kicked me off my own wiki and closed it. Can you guys reopen it and give me my bureaucrat permissions back?

I found out that an admin decided to demote me from my own wiki and close it without my permission. I made a post about it but it just got ignored so I'm hoping that this one doesn't get ignored before the wiki closes. It didn't break any guidelines as it didn't bully anyone so can you guys reopen it and give me my bureaucrat permissions back because I never allowed said admin to demote me and close the wiki and because the admin demoted me before closing the wiki, there's nothing I can do other than ask. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 02:15, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Didn't you already make a request similar to this a couple days ago? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:50, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
yep i do see a request here on the 10th, i would recommend waiting for a steward to reply, duplicating the same issue multiple times will not speed up a reply from a steward also keep in mind stewards have can take 1-2 weeks to reply perhaps longer if no reply by then you can leave them a message on their wall. Cocopuff2018 (talk) 18:41, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
I've restored permissions, feel free to handle the rest as necessary, or let me know if you need anything else. -- Void Whispers 21:08, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll let you know if I need anything else. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 20:42, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Can’t make account

I’ve been trying to make an account yet for some reason it says captcha error. However, I don’t see CAPTCHA. 2600:1001:B01C:729C:8564:1897:2891:255F 18:53, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

I would suggest the following: trying a different browser, trying a different connection (ie if you're on desktop, perhaps try mobile), clearing cache if you know how, and/or temporarily disabling blockers that may be interfering such as ublock or noscript. If this issue persists, I suggest sending a message to along with your desired username, so worst case scenario they may be able to create an account in your stead. The captcha service itself may be an issue, but these steps in the meantime may do the job. --Raidarr (talk) 14:44, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
I was on mobile. 2600:1001:B01D:B7B2:70F6:9E4C:F2C6:BAD5 18:56, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Has this been resolved yet, and if not have you tried the listed alternatives in full to get it working? --Raidarr (talk) 10:40, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
2600:1001:B01D:B7B2:70F6:9E4C:F2C6:BAD5, please e-mail stewards(at) and a Steward will create an account for you. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:59, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Question about dormancy policy pertaining my wiki - My wiki is private and only for myself. I use it as a more professional way to flesh out the universe of a personal story. Many of the pages will be character / item and location bios, these would only change in the event that i develop more for my world.. As i've set this as a private wiki, nobody else is helping me with this or has access.

I left a note on my wiki's request when i was filling it out asking whether the dormancy policy would still count for me even with the above given but it seems it wasn't answered.

If i had to fit my situation to one of the exemptions detailed, it would probably fit the first one: "Wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited"

I'd appreciate any insight as to whether i qualify for an exemption from the dormancy policy.

P.S;I plan to do this for another wiki i am currently requesting, which will be following the same format; Private Wiki that acts as an archive for my project, with loads of written data that will see very little changes. I will cross reference this topic in that request too.

I'm sorry if my writing is not clear, i will be more than happy to re-explain anything that doesn't make sense. thank you once again, sorry for any inconvenience. NA19 (talk) 05:02, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

@NA19: For future reference, please note that inactivity exemptions are not granted by wiki creators and thus, asking for an exemption in a wiki request won't lead you to have the exemption granted. If you meet the requirements for an exemption as outlined in Dormancy Policy then a Steward will mark your wiki as exempt from inactivity per this request. Hope this helps :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:49, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
I've added this to my radar and will be looking into whether or not the wiki qualifies for exemption shortly. -- Void Whispers 18:57, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Hey Void, has this been completed? --Raidarr (talk) 08:56, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Stewards? Please

Delete My wiki

Please delete my wiki:- Yogfrontdev (talk) 06:00, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

Yogfrontdev As the only contributor to this wiki, this has been now  done per your request. Dmehus (talk) 02:55, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
Yogfrontdev Please note that I have  undeleted your wiki, as your Phabricator task was posted subsequent to this. Please remember to cancel your wiki deletion request(s) if you change your mind, and also advise me if you would still like it deleted. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:13, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
@Yogfrontdev: Don't worry, your deletion request was cancelled and your wiki was undeleted. Please don't delete this thread though so that we can keep better track of requests, thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:52, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Name change request

Hello can I please get my name changed to MikeShinoda2001 for me? NormanBates2021 (talk) 09:32, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest if you wish your account to be renamed. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 19:48, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
ok whats taking so long, its been NINE DAYS! i want it changed now NormanBates2021 (talk) 21:26, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

interwiki admin request for onibuswiki, svonibuswiki and esonibuswiki

Can I have interwiki-admin for,, and, there's no community

Note: I've already placed this request, but it hasn't gained engagement (i removed the old), so I'm doing it again as it seems there are few stewards currently available on Miraheze. Sorry if this bothers you.


  • Hold bureaucrat rights on the local wiki: yes
  • Have had a Miraheze account for (a) at least two (2) weeks prior to requesting or (b) the two (2) month global user longevity requirement above: Registered: 2020-10-06
  • Have made either (a) 500 edits on the local wiki where requested or (b) the 1,000 global edit requirement above: Total edits: 22,200
  • Comply with any additional local rules governing the selection of local interwiki administrators

Thanks. YellowFrogger (talk) 19:35, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Unfortunately they pretty much see this when they do, regardless of reposts or bumps. Void has been around lately and is most likely to turn up, but dmehus likes to show up from the mist too :p --Raidarr (talk) 10:37, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Void is not an interwiki administrator. There is no active interwiki administrator YellowFrogger (talk) 00:18, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
There are active Interwiki admins, see Interwiki administrators. Universal Omega, Ugochimobi, Doug and others have been actively responding to Interwiki requests on discord and, ofcourse, they can respond to requests on meta too. --Mazzaz (talk) 04:22, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes. But when I went there, I entered the "interwiki request" server, I typed there. I went to see it again, and it wasn't there anymore!? I was banned? YellowFrogger (talk) 01:07, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
YellowFrogger I looked through your contributions on the first linked wiki, but couldn't find a local election page. Can you please link me to such? If you've not created one yet, please start wait one, waiting ideally at least five (5) calendar days, then {{ping}} me back here to remind me. Dmehus (talk) 03:03, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
YellowFrogger Are you the only contributor, or only recently active contributor, on one or more of those wikis? If you'd still have need to add interwiki prefixes across your interlanguage wikis, I'd be happy to grant you local interwiki administrator without the formalities of holding an election on a wiki where you are the only contributor, as we have done in the past. Dmehus (talk) 03:14, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I would like that, but thanks. The above problem has been resolved a long time ago. (talk) 03:19, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
Okay, sounds good. Let me know if you change your mind. Dmehus (talk) 03:21, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Namespace translation glitches on Nonciclopedia

Hello. I am an interface administrator at Nonciclopedia. The wiki is in italian and namespace translations encounter strange gliches, which result in redlinks where there should be a page, categories getting messed up etc etc can anyone help? MrApocalisse (talk) 18:37, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

Can you provide a more clear example of where this is happening? I'm not sure I see anything wrong, but I also haven't looked very far yet. -- Void Whispers 23:24, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
User talks and page talks.
also if you use the search function it's easier to see untranslated namespaces, just use the searh functiona nd if you try to select namespaces from the chack boxes you can see several are unstranslated
Also, what happens sometimes is that the translation turns off and on, it will treat a "Discussione:" page which is a talk page, like regular one,until you refresh the page MrApocalisse (talk) 06:16, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Also, when editing, what might happen is that you were visualizing the correct version of the page when reading but as as soon as you go to edit, sometimes it reverts back to the version of the page that has the "Discussione:"(Talk) or "Discussioni utente:"(Page talk) not seen as translated namespaces, so it treats it as it if were something from the main namespace. this can also inadvertently create two pages with the exact same name, that can cause other weirdness when trying to access the correct one MrApocalisse (talk) 07:42, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
I've asked for someone else to take a look at this. If you want to guarantee that this will be investigated by a sysadmin, I would recommend you compile this information into a Phabricator task so it can be better tracked by that team. -- Void Whispers 19:02, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

User:Infinite0694 and User:Matiia

Hello. This accounts are imposters of Metawikimedia:User:Infinite0694 and metawikimedia:User:Matiia? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 18:55, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Could you also explain a bit further? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:59, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Hello I ask it here for check. Fffv7787 (talk) 19:57, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
If you mean to perform a CU on them, it can't compare the data of metawikimedia and miraheze meta. To put it simply, CheckUser isn't needed here. These accounts were created long ago and, personally, I don't think we need to check if they are the same person considering their inactivity on miraheze. Yes, it may be the impersonation of those accounts but it is too late to ask them either. In case they began contributing, we may leave them a note on meta Wikimedia to confirm. --Mazzaz (talk) 09:10, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Mazzaz OK, thank you. Fffv7787 (talk) 12:13, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

My edits are not saving

On the Reverse Best Shows & Episodes Wiki, I tried saving my edits, but it kept going back to the editing page. SleepParalysisDemon (talk) 01:10, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

What seems to be the issue? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:20, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
If it hasn't been fixed, try getting out of the editor and do the 'golden rules' of getting rid of errant bugs in order - force reload page, restart browser, and clear browser cache as something might have gotten confused, especially with VisualEditor. --Raidarr (talk) 10:35, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Also, SN is not the best place for these kinds of tickets, please open a Phabricator ticket if this is still ongoing. -- Void Whispers 19:04, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

There's something wrong with the comment section.

Whenever I add a comment to a page on a Reception Wiki, a reply to another comment that's older than the one I made always appears under my comments at the end of the comment section. This must be some kind of a bug, because it's very intrusive, and needs to be fixed. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 06:32, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

The new version of the comments system sucks so hard, this is the worst version I ever had in Miraheze's history, for crying out loud. AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 06:52, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, I know! It's making the comment sections unusable. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 07:22, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

I've also noticed on various reception wikis (the most regular users of the plugin that I know of) the issue as described here. Take your pick really, if direct links are needed. It is intermittent, much in the way of the obscure bug reported on discord a while back, but hopefully much more visible here. --Raidarr (talk) 11:15, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Are you saying this can't be fixed? SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:52, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Many days back ago, I posted my video on Discord showing the problems of the comments system. AlvaroNovaes-BR (talk) 00:55, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

That's very good evidence of the issue, and exactly what I'm going through, as well. I couldn't even find another way of showing evidence of the situation at hand. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 03:07, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

I was just going to make a discussion about this, until I realised there already was one. Anyway, I agree it's annoying as f**k.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Musicismylife (talkcontribs) 06:24, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
I tried uploading a file here that shows the bug, but the abuse filter is preventing me. Anyway, the same thing happened. Don't get me wrong, I see that you're trying to improve, but these new updates have a lot of bugs and errors that are annoying and need to be fixed. SleepParalysisDemon (talk) 00:59, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, and look at this. Musicismylife (talk) 01:10, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
Can someone open (or link to an existing) Phabricator ticket for this issue? It might not be a problem we can solve ourselves, but you are actually more likely to get a response from a sysadmin who can investigate (and possibly resolve) the problem. Be sure to follow mw:How to report a bug — it may be oriented for use at WMF, but it still shows good practice for reporting an issue. -- Void Whispers 19:11, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

Please delete the private wiki

this page 松•Matsu (talk) 05:02, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

If it saves time, confirmed sysop/bureaucrat of the wiki. --Raidarr (talk) 10:34, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
As the only contributor to this wiki, this has been  done now per your request. Dmehus (talk) 03:45, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Thank you!松•Matsu (talk) 02:36, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 02:38, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

warning, very beware!!!!!!!!!!

I discover that you don't need to be an interwiki admin to put interwiki links on a page. For example: I put this link [[En:Apache Vip IV]] on this page and it stayed there in other languagues, the word "English" (because a steward (I think it was the Dmehus) put an interwiki prefix in english for me 1 year ago)

See this page to see the interwikis prefixs:

Can a steward (or administrator interwiki) put this link: as prefix language "sv - svenska" and this as language prefix "es - español"? Thanks.

And on other wikis you do the same (for example: on svenska version, you put an interwiki prefix there (on all, got it)) YellowFrogger (talk) 23:13, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

YellowFrogger, with apologies for the delay in responding to this, this looks to have been  handled by Ugochimobi. Your request on stewards' noticeboard was a bit unclear in terms of which wiki(s) you wanted interlanguage prefixes, too, though. You should ideally please specify the wiki to which you want your Special:Interwiki interwiki table edited and what links you want added to that table. If changing multiple wikis' interwiki tables, you should specify all changes for each wiki. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: That was a week ago. It's already been resolved. Thanks. I liked your return. You are important as a steward. (talk) 04:14, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. That's good it's been resolved. Let me know if you need anything else. :) Dmehus (talk) 04:19, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Close my account

I want it locked/closed permanently I don't want it recovered and I'm not longer using this account please and thank you MicroGarfield (talk) 05:48, 24 September 2021 (UTC)

MicroGarfield, as it was a bit unclear on what you were seeking, I've  locked your account as a self-requested lock. Should you wish to have it unlocked, you can e-mail stewards(at) If you should wish for your personally identifying information to be removed from your account, rendering the account completely unrecoverable, you may reach out to the Trust and Safety team via e-mail. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 03:50, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

It's time

The following wikis need their database names changed:

  • terribletvshowswiki -> terribleshowsandepisodeswiki
  • besttvshowswiki -> bestshowsandepisodeswiki
  • dreadfulbookswiki -> dreadfulliteraturewiki
  • wonderfulbookswiki -> magnificentliteraturewiki

Note: For length reasons, I wrote the database names rather than the actual URL names.

This was proposed in the early stages of the rebrand, but was delayed when the rebrand got derailed after the user in charge of the rebrand, FreezingTNT, was demoted and blocked. Since the rest of the rebrand is complete, it is time to rename the wikis. The actual wiki names themselves have been updated, but not the database names/domain names. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:16, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Please file a Phabricator task ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 17:54, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Idk how to do that. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:23, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Isn't this the domain of an existing bureaucrat on those wikis, not for someone else to decide for them? Raidarr (talk) 20:37, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
This was decided already as a part of the Rebrand. Since you seem to not know much about this rebrand, I will catch you up on your talk page. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:08, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
I will inform you how structural changes work on Miraheze in turn. Things are ideally done with community consensus, including wide-reaching votes and ideally the system known as Request for Comment. If such does not happen, the legitimacy of any initiative - including the rebrand which, as you linked, was primarily driven by a few members of the conversation making all the decisions - is not binding at all. Quite a bit of the context has additionally changed since then; you are pushing a plan that has not updated for the times including current membership and management. Without that there is the second level, the staff of the wikis themselves to make decisions. Per Miraheze policy, things like this are filed on Phabricator, and phabricator tasks regarding wikis should be filed by bureaucrats from those wikis. I quote this line in particular,
"All Miraheze users are free to file bug reports and to give feedback. However, for more sensitive issues such as custom domain requests, article imports, database name changes, changing of restricted settings, among others, it is recommended that bureaucrats should be filing those issues. Even if you are a sysop, it is recommended a bureaucrat files the task. "
And since the bureaucrats have changed significantly since that discussion, it's probably a good idea to get them to comment. As anointed leader, DarkMatterMan would be the best choice. Frankly, it's not your place to be making the request, nor to tell people 'this was decided' as though it was decided in a legitimate way that can be actioned on by Stewards or Sysadmins of this platform. It's not that I think these database name changes are a bad idea - I support them as logical - but the way you are going about this is simply off, much as I've attempted to explain to you on QP itself. --Raidarr (talk) 16:33, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
 Not done. You have neither the authority, nor requisite community consensus to implement such a change. -- Void Whispers 18:49, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
This doesn't need community consensus because this was proposed during the initial stages of the rebrand. As a matter of fact, the rebrand didn't have community consensus. There was no consensus for the wiki renames, the wiki merges, anything. It was decided, and since FreezingTNT, Trevor807, and Masson Thief are gone it is my duty to carry out the final stages of the rebrand. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:19, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 It's actually up to the bureaucrats (including myself) to decide the final verdict of the subdomain names, and I don't think that needs any changing whatsoever. It's fine just how it is. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:22, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Fine. It doesn't really matter since the actual names of those wikis have been changed anyway. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:52, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Point of clarification: It's actually up to the community, though such decisions are typically delegated to local bureaucrats, though the community can ultimately decide the wiki's bureaucrats. Dmehus (talk) 03:25, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
This is the principle nature of my opposition. Everything on QP (the region of wikis in question) has historically been done unilaterally. or by few on behalf of all. The fact a few users dominated in the past is not reason to permit or encourage that behavior now. --Raidarr (talk) 08:48, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Evil asshole harassing me and banning me on wikis i did nothing wrong on.

This user Blazikeye535 is an evil harasser. He banned me on wikis i did nothing wrong on. I want this user demoted and GLOBALLY LOCKED!! And no questions asked. He even said i act like a child, when in fact i don't. GLOBALLY LOCK HIM NOW!!!

He called my name MoronWario. Haha I'm so funny.. He's a unfunny bitch. MountWario (talk) 19:01, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Wow. That was not a mature response, was it? In addition, judging by what I've seen on Awesome Games Wiki, your block was justified since you were re-adding things that admins had deleted previously and really had nothing to do with the topic of the page and acted childish over your block. Marxo Grouch (talk) 19:47, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
If anything, the OP seems like a good candidate for a global lock if this is the extent of his activities on Miraheze. Raidarr (talk) 20:07, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Raidarr I am not at all impressed with MountWario's unacceptable conduct towards users. He should be lucky he's not locked at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 25 September 2021 (UTC)
Well, i want a 2nd chance but he took away my TPA, i shouldn't have it taken away. Can someone give it back. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MountWario (talkcontribs)
Please refrain from making these types of comments in the future and remember to abide by our Code of Conduct at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:47, 26 September 2021 (UTC)


Hello! I created a template for the pages I copied from Wikipedia, but if I changed the words it will need to be inserted? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 17:30, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

Fffv7787 Could you elaborate? If you change the words in the template, it will also change what's displayed on pages using the template without having to remove it and readd it. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:40, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Agent Isai I mean that if I copy content from Wikipedia to my wiki but change the words on the page I copied I will need the copyright template? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fffv7787 (talkcontribs)
In good-faith, you should credit the original source directly if it is all copied, credit the original source for every section that remains copied, and if you rewrite sections, rewrite basically the entire page in your own words. At that point it's more lax, but you may as well note Wikipedia as the prominent source if that's what it is. --Raidarr (talk) 07:59, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you :) Fffv7787 (talk) 09:55, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

How about we make these wikis

How about we make these wikis:

Store reception wikis

Food reception wikis

Celebrities reception wikis

DVD reception wikis

Any other reception wikis

That's the thing. MarioBobFan (talk) 22:37, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

Feel free to request them in Special:RequestWiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 00:02, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Request them if you can handle them. Note that multiple of those categories are problematic to do in premise and would likely get very, very little traffic. I'd frankly say, how about not; instead consider contributing to something like "The New Reception Wiki", which despite its flaws does encompass a great deal of content in its premise and is less likely to fall dead by being too specific. --Raidarr (talk) 00:51, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Agreeing with the above. We don't really need any more reception wikis right now. The New Reception Wiki is enough for those topics. Marxo Grouch (talk) 18:00, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
@MarioBobFan: Also, may I mention some things:

FatBurn0000 (talk) 06:20, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

There's a user who needs to be globally locked.

There's a user by the name of Hamzat213 who keeps posting political comments mostly about supporting communism, and breaks his promise not to do so anymore after getting unblocked, and now he's gone out of his way to make a hate blog about me on LCW, and even threatens to commit suicide if I block him on that wiki (which I even can't), so now I believe it's time for this user to be globally locked because of how much trouble he's caused and he can't be trusted on Qualitipedia anymore. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 18:42, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

Not being trusted on QP is not necessarily cause for lock across the entire Miraheze problem, which is much bigger than the reception wikis themselves. Nonetheless, his only action seems to be on those wikis and he doesn't strike me as acting in good faith. --Raidarr (talk) 21:29, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
So, let's block him on all Reception Wikis, so that he won't bother any of us again. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 21:40, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
These reception wikis... every time I go here, there's a problem, and it's always related to reception wikis. Miraheze has to be careful when hosting these types of wikis, or else strengthen self-patrolling on these reception wikis. Also, they say that everything is horrible too, without fear (although I agree with some). YellowFrogger (talk) 23:09, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
This is the 3rd time a Steward has refused to global a rogue user for no reason... it goes to show that these users are winning, and the Stewards are powerless to stop them. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:05, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
So again, not being trusted on QP is not a case to use, nor is a 'gochya, see look how the stewards are so weak' argument to bait them to action. Action is taken with evidence of clear vandalism or Code of Conduct/Terms of Use violation. This case requires clearly presented evidence to expect any progress as it is a sticky local topic that likely has no reason to come first in the schedules of stewards. That said, I will provide some things for review.
Based on the first scenario (my exposure to him) I'd say he's on very thin ice at least. Maybe see if he makes it on the 'ball' wikis? The earliest comment on link 3 isn't exactly endearing. Later comments are more contrite. There's evidence of little to offer on the service as a whole since his connections are to the ball and reception wikis (and a couple also vaguely associated with them) with incredibly little in the way of actual contributions. --Raidarr (talk) 08:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
The reason why he needs to be globalled isn't simply that he can't be trusted; it's just that he made too many political comments, made a hit piece against me, threatened to kill himself, and made petty excuses for his behavior, and you've already shown lots of evidence of his behavior, which adds to my statement. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 19:06, 12 October 2021 (UTC)


The captcha is still wrong, and failing with a damn mistake, it's impossible to create an account. YellowFrogger (talk) 23:03, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

@YellowFrogger: Sysadmins are aware and working as we speak to fix this issue. Please be considerate and refrain from using strong language though you may be frustrated. Thank you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:34, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
What do you mean strong language? I just used "damn"., thanks YellowFrogger (talk) 23:37, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

I accidentally deleted a role and now i can't edit ManageWiki.

Hello, I created a wiki with this website, and I'm still a bit new. I only had this Wiki site for a few hours, and a few minutes ago, I was trying to prevent unknown users or new users from editing or making any pages with the wiki. I assumed i was an Administrator, so, logically, I ended up deleting every role except bot, and what was going to be, Administrator.

I then realize that the menu is now gone. And I cannot edit anything.

I am unsure what to do now, and would appreciate any help anyone would be able to provide, thank you. TimeWisely (talk) 05:38, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

@TimeWisely: that's very unfortunate and I strongly suggest more care in the future, because it may take a bit of time for a Steward to be able to correct this by manually rebuilding the permissions you need. Permissions are naturally divided in mediawiki. You would mainly want to tweak the permissions - remove editing rights from * and add it to the groups you want to be able to edit. Because of the division natural to MediaWiki it was only added once, so you must add it to the groups you want to do it including yours. You see the power of the tweaks even at this level.
Now more importantly, true power is in two positions. One is administrator and the other was bureaucrat. Administrator is the right to manage a great deal of the wiki manually. Bureaucrat specifically allowed you to manage all user groups and use the ManageWiki tool. The split applied to this too. By removing bureaucrat you have destroyed the possibility of using ManageWiki and probably due to the way you purged everything else, you have no inherited ability to edit pages. So you see why this become an issue for Steward intervention; with luck they might have the time to handle this, so I will ping Void and dmehus (hey, worth a shot) and refer them to your wiki, which for reference is SkyeWiki.
I'm sorry you had to encounter this, I can only plead for caution and if necessary, perhaps seek an experienced assistant so they can safely accomplish the goals you wanted in detail. --Raidarr (talk) 08:26, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Yikes, I didn't know this was even possible, I thought it would stop me at the role I myself was assigned to, my main intention was to try and rebuild it manually, but had I never used MediaWiki before, I ended up getting a bit flustered and just deleted the roles, would it be possible that the wiki could just be wiped and reset? I wouldn't mind it, I didn't have the wiki up for long at all - And I don't have any real posts on it. TimeWisely (talk) 13:20, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
@TimeWisely: A Steward or sysadmin can regrant you the rights. If you wish to reset the entire permissions table (without resetting your wiki), you can make a Phabricator task asking for that to be done or ask on Discord/IRC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:14, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
Oh I see, well, I went ahead and went to that link, and I went ahead and submitted a task to get the permissions table reset, I believe the damage I may have caused may cause a bit more problems in the future, so I went ahead and submitted that request, just in case. So, I will be on the lookout for any emails that may come my way. Thank you for your help, sorry about my ignorance in this, I realize this is likely quite a hassle since I kind of caused this on myself, I'm just not really use to using MediaWiki is all. TimeWisely (talk) 19:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
No harm at all, you were acting in good faith and I assume you learned some important lessons about MediaWiki along the way :p Might take a bit of time, but nothing that can't come out better than before. --Raidarr (talk) 19:58, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
@TimeWisely: As Raidarr stated above, no damage will likely occur out of this so don't worry, everything will be fine. :) Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:50, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

Hurry up and change my name

I do not like the norman bates name anymore, i want it changed to "MikeShinoda2001", but it has been ten days and still nothing. Account was created on feb 9th NormanBates2021 (talk) 22:25, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

A Steward will process it soon. Sorry for the wait. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:26, 28 September 2021 (UTC)
i have waited days, still nothing, HURRY UP AND CHANGE IT or i will abandon this acc NormanBates2021 (talk) 02:19, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
@NormanBates2021: Please note we are all volunteers. A Steward will attend to it shortly. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:56, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
This has been done now. -- Void Whispers 20:53, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
forgive me for being so impatient MikeShinoda2001 (talk) 02:03, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Enable LinkTitles in my wiki

Please enable the LinkTitles extension on my wiki Uonia: Winn (talk) 06:59, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello Winn, if this extension isn't present in Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki, then you'll have to file a Phabricator task and a sysadmin will enable it. --Mazzaz (talk) 10:26, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
This is actually within the purview of Stewards. Dmehus (talk) 03:38, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
Winn With apologies for the delay, this has now been  done. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:37, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Could you please close this wiki?

There's a wiki called Horrible Political Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki that violates the Content Policy. Could you please close it? Musicismylife (talk) 01:11, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

It's pretty dead, but looks to be worth closing on principle to me given its problematic focus. --Raidarr (talk) 11:56, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

What now? FatBurn0000 (talk) 21:07, 5 October 2021 (UTC)

Pinging @Dmehus: to see if it will fit in his extended schedule, and to put an official marker on the issue. He's got quite a few things to do today. --Raidarr (talk) 08:21, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
I recomend leaving a message to the owner of that wiki's talk page on the said wiki instead of reporting it without their consent. Galaxy Star (ch@t) 11:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Potential content policy violations do not require consent to report, and it would be an abusable practice if it was. I doubt RLV was requested consent of for its own report here, either. --Raidarr (talk) 11:29, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Threads that need Steward attention

Hello. It seems that all Stewards are currently busy with other things as many threads have been left with no response. In order to make things easier I have made a list of threads that need a Steward to be resolved (concrete requests). This may not be complete but these are the ones that I found. Considering the threads I also am guessing there are rename requests pending. @Void: @Dmehus: @NDKilla:

--DeeM28 (talk) 13:30, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

Last issue was resolved, I forget where on meta that took place (a talk page I believe), and at any rate the wiki in question appears to be restored. --Raidarr (talk) 14:15, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
I've  done most of these; will look at any outstanding global renames this weekend. Last one was already done, as Raidarr noted. Dmehus (talk) 04:02, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
The character wiki matters appear to be fully resolved as well. I believe the main thing (outside of the SN, but still) requiring attention at a communal level is the long backlog on requests for adoption. --Raidarr (talk) 09:09, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Raidarr. Yes, I intend on looking at those this weekend also. Dmehus (talk) 13:39, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for this, DeeM28. Those rename threads you linked to were already handled by Void. I've handled the wiki deletion requests, as noted. I've also cleared any backlog in the global rename queue. I will aim to have the Requests for adoption cleared this week. Dmehus (talk) 03:10, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

Sperosdurell wikis, close request please

Please close my wikis, I want to start fresh. Thank you. SperosDurrell (talk) 15:17, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

For reference, a list of wikis made by this user is available on this RfC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:21, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
closing? SperosDurrell (talk) 20:57, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
@SperosDurrell: FAQ page wrote: A wiki closes when you go to Special:ManageWiki and tick the Closed button:
wiki uses this username [1]
pga Sperosdurell
pediaworlds Sperosdurell
accommodations Sperosdurell
middleeast Tatebmf
easypedia Sperosdurell or Krazog82
quotes Sperosdurell
traveltheworld Sperosdurell
freegames Sperosdurell
sadmovies Sperosdurell
news Sperosdurell
westvirginia Sperosdurell
sixsentencespedia Sperosdurell
unitedstatesofamerica SperosDurrell
PercyUK (talk) 21:08, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
I apologize. SperosDurrell (talk) 02:12, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
I need permission rights for those wikis cause i don't have access to sperosdurell password, sorry or I would close them. SperosDurrell (talk) 02:19, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
any updates?? SperosDurrell (talk) 01:20, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
@SperosDurrell: Please do not spam my talk page. Raidarr has clearly explained the situation which you replied as understood.
PercyUK (talk) 07:52, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
Sorry SperosDurrell (talk) 03:52, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
SperosDurrell As the only contributor to all of the above-listed wikis, which PercyUK has kindly listed for me to make it easier to delete wikis, this has now been  done (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, and #13). As well, it seems that a user restriction is now again necessary, this time with global rather than Meta-only applicability given your propensity to request, and have created, multiple wikis, make few or zero edits, then abandon them, often requesting deletion. While I believe your behaviour is in good-faith and with good intent, the fact that others (specifically, PercyUK) have even gone so far as to propose an RfC to try and restrict the wiki creation of wikis suggests you've hit the last nerves of multiple Miraheze community members, so it cannot be ignored, even if that RfC was both unclear and procedurally not the best venue for rectification. I will have more to say here. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:44, 9 October 2021 (UTC)