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Wiki exemption request

Hi! Please, is there a way to make the wiki gtavariants exempt from the Dormancy Policy? I have several reasons for this:

  • The wiki has duplicate content stopped from the old blog I ran on the same subject. Therefore, it was futile for not being indexed properly in search engines and the content was cloying. After importing, I had to change some content and wrong words. I will be deleting the blog posts soon.
  • We don't expect many editors given the style of content (and the fact that there is a full community wiki with a 'similar' scope is actually far from that). Of course we appreciate new editors if possible, but it's not urgent at the moment.
  • Content has a certain Importance over help, which is definitely a reason for the exemption. There are no other wikis with a specific scope for this one, and we'll be over 30 articles soon and growing. Also, the contents generally don't need to be very 'busy', or rather, updated.
  • Content is precious.
  • I will soon ask to delete some useless wikis that I use to save maintenance storage. This is the second and last wiki that I ask for exemption, as it is extremely important.

Thanks! YellowFroggerAlt (talk) 02:14, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

@YellowFroggerAlt: You're not supposed to evade your block by using another account. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:16, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
YellowFrogger, this looks to have been a good-faith request; however, you should have used your user talk page. I will revert the block as sockpuppetry is managed by Stewards, lock your alternate account, and your alternate account will not be unlocked until all existing global and Meta Wiki user/editing restrictions of your main account have been lifted. Please consider this your absolute final warning on the matter. You are not to edit on Meta Wiki, other than your user talk page. You may use {{admin help}} to request assistance of a Meta administrator. If it relates to something within Stewards' purview, they will be sure to {{ping}} them to your request. As to your Dormancy Policy exemption request, this will be separately considered, and you informed of the outcome on your user talk page. Dmehus (talk) 02:34, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Resignation of rights

Please remove my wikicreator flag. Thanks. --Magogre (talk) 04:18, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Magogre, Yes check.svg done, with regrets but thanks for your service. Dmehus (talk) 04:25, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Restore accidentally revoked rights

I created a new wiki about 10 minutes ago called scratchscprp (https://scratchscprp.miraheze.org/), and I was removing the "ManageWiki" right, as I had created another user group with this right (superadmin). I believed I had this group, but for some reason when I had "added" it, it did not add the user group, assuming the group was ready to go, I removed the ManageWiki right, again, assuming I had the group. I can't edit my wiki anymore and I wasn't even near close to finishing. GAMS2 (talk) 23:01, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

@GAMS2: I've restored the managewiki permission to the bureaucrat group. Be sure to double check your group membership before removing such important rights next time :) -- Void Whispers 23:22, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I also wrote a literal note in the "reason for change" when I allowed for adding the group to myself, thanks again! GAMS2 (talk) 23:32, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Request to remove Bureaucrat status for resigned user

One of our wiki Bureaucrats on the Unofficial English Twisted Wonderland Wiki (User:Sugarbeans) has officially resigned from the team. We would like to request for the removal of their Bureaucrat role in line with this. Xnotyuki (talk) 06:57, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Xnotyuki, Yes check.svg Done, as the local wiki user rights log entries make it clear enough the user was intending to resign from all advanced permissions, but technically restricted from removing the bureaucrat bit by the wiki's ManageWiki configuration, which is also the recommended ManageWiki configuration. Should the user request the bureaucrat permission again, you, or another bureaucrat on the wiki, can re-add it in line with the local wiki policies. Dmehus (talk) 16:59, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Asking to make me the Administrator here

Reason: I was in Miraheze for about 2 years, I initially went to Miraheze because I was interested in moving my wiki in the Fandom to Miraheze but because of problems the activity was canceled but after I was taken down from the Fandom I tried to move here, my friend has a wiki here that is no longer used (link : https://tolololpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Halaman_Utama) I've opened the wiki but now I want to get more permissions so I can manage the wiki completely ChioGaming2007 (talk) 14:11, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

ChioGaming2007, please request permissions locally from any bureaucrat, in line with any local policies (should any exist), including, but not limited to, on their user talk page. If no response is received within a few days or so, please return here, asking Stewards to implement a local sitenotice to advertise your permissions request prominently and allow any community members to express views (whether positive or negative). After about a week or so, rights may be granted by Stewards. Dmehus (talk) 17:08, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
The bureaucrat has long retired or is no longer active ChioGaming2007 (talk) 21:48, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
That may well be. Nevertheless, while I realize this is a bit bureaucratic (pardon the pun, which was not intended), our processes call for following this formality, mainly in cases on wikis where there are other community members. Dmehus (talk) 21:51, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Wiki Deletion

I would like to request for my wiki, ApadoTech to be deleted from Miraheze due to the organization surrounding ApadoTech collapsed and now not longer exist. ApadoTech Wiki is accessible here: https://apadotech.miraheze.org/wiki/ApadoTech_Wiki Small Pig reporter (talk) 09:08, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

As you are the wiki's sole contributor and and per your rationale otherwise, the wiki has been Yes check.svg deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 18:17, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Lock accounts

Please lock these users.

User:U+1F602 — Thought that was how to make super emoji usernames :(

User:ミラクルミュージカル — I genuinely don't know the point of this account.

User:Jetnet — Same as above, made a long time ago, back when dinosaurs ruled the land.


Yes, I did copy and paste these from my alt list :P -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 00:33, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Dmehus (talk) 00:36, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Why are those right-wing idiots taking over Qualitipedia?

Can the Delightful Music and Songs Wiki and Worst Music and Songs Wiki please be reopened?

In this month, the Music reception wikis were closed. However, there are reasons why it ''NEEDS'' to be reopened. They can be helped with, and there are stll a lot of edits to do. MarioBobFan (talk) 00:59, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

MarioBobFan, please see this blog post on the matter. These two wikis have significant Content Policy issues, mainly around improperly copied content from thehorriblemusicandsongswikiawiki and its sister wiki, without attribution. Even if attribution is added, it becomes a content fork wiki of those wikis, requiring Steward mediation. I've suggested two possible options to Raidarr, in his bureaucrat capacity. One is to make the wikis private, inviting editors into the wiki to assist with tagging duplicated pages for deletion or assisting with other remediation activities. The other is a potential Qualitipedia Wiki local RfC proposing to close and delete the wikis, encouraging editors to edit on the very similar non-Qualitipedia wikis. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 01:09, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
In supplement to this and in my local capacity, I have opted to simply close the wikis and allow manual addition of anyone who is interested in bettering them. Feel free to volunteer at the blog dmehus linked, and be one of the parties to remove duplicate content. If successful they can be reopened and left in the hands of the users who were interested enough to do the work to give them a future. --Raidarr (talk) 09:35, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Vandal threats

Someone threatened to vandalize my wiki for using "his assets" (Weren't created by him nor were copyrighted). Is there anything I can do to stop this guy? I don't have admin yet. (referring to the backrooms wiki which I adopted.) Sheep42 (talk) 17:55, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

Are you that guy who adopted that wiki and is still trying to get rights? Unfortunately the stewards are very slow due to their occupations. About the threat, I believe you are referring to an alert from a user named Josephdapro, he just said that if you copy content from FANDOM wikis they (users from beckrooms FANDOM wiki) have a chance of vandalizing. This same user was being reported for copying content on that same page, so it won't be him who will vandalize this wiki, but FANDOM users. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 18:01, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
YellowFrogger may have the right of it. In general, it is necessary to know exactly who the someone is and where the threat was made so we (global sysops/stewardship) can assess our ability to address the problem or advise you on the best path. If action is taken against the wiki before you (or anyone locally) has adminship, a request can be made here and as a global sysop, I am capable of addressing vandalism and conduct issues in absence of local management when it is required. --Raidarr (talk) 21:00, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. I just need the ability to block them. Considering that they're from fandom, they're probably 12 and don't know how to use a vpn. Sheep42 (talk) 15:05, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
There are a few Stewards who have proven active today, so hopefully your election request will be reviewed very soon. In the meantime if there is something to act on, please report, and additionally it would help to know the source of the threat so we can see if something preventative or to clarify the situation is possible.. --Raidarr (talk) 20:33, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
I've seen it here, it looks like John, a steward, has granted you the rights of bureaucrat and administrator on the Bedroom wiki. Do you plan to do something? Thanks. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 20:59, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
FINALLY! Thank you. Sheep42 (talk) 00:44, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
You're welcome. Grateful. Even so, I would like to know what action you will take against malicious actors. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 00:47, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
jdp here, i pretty much had a similar fight about this whole licensing thing, i suggest you to credit anything taken from other sources if you wanna avoid problems, ok? (sorry for replying a tad bit late)
Josephdapro08 (talk) 21:23, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

"Real children feet" wiki should be deleted

This is completely inappropriate and should be deleted, wouldn't you agree? I have no idea how something like this was even approved to begin with:

https://liveactionchildrenfeet.miraheze.org/wiki/Real_Children_Feet_Wiki

--Callipedia (talk) 04:47, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

@Callipedia: We've been getting a lot of complaints about that particular wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:26, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
How was that wiki approved in the first place? -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 16:33, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
Callipedia, this wiki has been reported, arguably verging on the point of ad nauseam. So, I'll ask you the same thing I've asked other users. How is it violation of Content Policy? Dmehus (talk) 16:53, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
No explanation regarding the content policy is needed. If the content policy allows things like this, then the policy itself is what needs to be revised.
Beyond that, I'm not going to argue with people defending this out of intellectual dishonesty. If it isn't removed, then I'll be contacting more important parties about it on my own.--Callipedia (talk) 17:52, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
@Callipedia: I understand your dislike for that wiki, and I won't hide the fact that I don't like it either and would not access it myself. That being said, Dmehus is right, in order for us to investigate or delete a wiki, we do need to be told how exactly it violates our policies (or even a UK law, since I assume that is what you are implying). Saying "come on it's obvious" isn't enough, since while it may be obvious to you that doesn't mean it is to everyone. Removals do have to be according to policy, they can't simply be because we don't like something. There is no need to contact 'more important parties', please just tell us how it violates our policies or UK law if that is what you are alleging. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:17, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
Miraheze was founded on the basis of freedom of expression, and amending Content Policy to encroach on freedom of expression in such a narrowly defined use case would not be appropriate, in my view, and may actually have a "chilling effect" on the Miraheze platform as a whole. If that niche is targeted, what next? Potentially, this wiki could be examined for potential copyright compliance issues, but even still, I would prefer not to delete a wiki for copyright compliance issues, especially when that is not the real reason users have issues with this wiki. In any case, I've examined the wiki on that basis, and did not find sufficient evidence to prove/disprove any missing copyright attribution, as may have existed. Dmehus (talk) 18:48, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
i think some corrupt person approved this wiki Josephdapro08 (talk) 21:26, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
There was absolutely no corruption involved. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 21:27, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
@Josephdapro08: Hey hey hey, none of the Meta admins were corrupt at all. Please remember the Code of Conduct at all times. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:29, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
Every complaint I know of on this subject has been a) ambiguous (not citing specific examples of issue), b) moralizing/emotional (again, without citable examples) and automatically assumes the very worst of a wiki (and its entirely nonexistent userbase) that at a content level is suspicious to me from both a) and b), but lacking in usable specifics to take policy-level action against. Having conferred with a few people on this, Miraheze as a platform would rather tolerate things that some, or even a large proportion of people don't care for as long as it lacks explicit issues rather than play gatekeep (especially with already created wikis) which just as easily results in issues on the other side of argument. If you don't like it and you don't have specific citable issues, don't worry about it. At most watch if those suspicions become something more. Today someone acting purely on emotional backlash decided to make an edit against the wiki, which compromises its ongoing fade into obscurity and eventual deletion. Again, don't care for it, let it die. It's silly when the people who so despise it start becoming the people who keep it alive. --Raidarr (talk) 23:42, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Please lock this account. I don't need it anymore. I was also falsely accused of being a "sock" of WG8686.

I don't need this account, lock it right now. That's the only way to delete accounts here. Earthbound (talk) 17:30, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Earthbound Earthbound (talk) 17:25, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

@Earthbound: You sound incredibly suspicious, and it wouldn't take a genius to figure out that this account is probably just another revived sleeper of WG8686, based on what I am seeing from this thread. If you are indeed him, then please cease this practice at once. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:32, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
In addition, accounts aren't necessarily deleted, unless it is under any normal circumstances, but the fact that you made this request just after Dancing Stickman along with 2 other confirmed sockpuppets of WG8686 makes your request even more suspicious than it already is. I already gave you the option to respond to your talk page for the purposes of expecting an explanation from you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:57, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Locked John (talk) 18:15, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

sysop

I accidently removed my own sysop permission on superwiki. Ora & D (talk) 14:13, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

@Ora & D: your access is Yes check.svg restored. I recreated a bureaucrat role for you as a backup, but since the sysop role has managewiki feel free to remove it if you don't want it. Please be careful in design particularly where the managewiki right is concerned. --Raidarr (talk) 19:11, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

I would like my account locked please.

I'm doing this because I have a lot on my plate right now and I don't want to become obsessed with this site. I haven't had any incidents or anything, I just want to focus on more important things in the real world. YouKonade (talk) 20:00, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Yes check.svg as you wish. Feel free to message cvt(at)miraheze.org with your account's email if you seek an unlock in the future. --Raidarr (talk) 21:32, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Can you guys remove the reception wikis, since they are biased and they disrespect opinions? And DarkMatterMan4500 is a part of a CP and doxxing wiki, and must be demoted or globally locked on Miraheze...

Creating a wiki in the same subdomain as an old one I asked to delete

Hi! I apologise for any trouble as a result of my request. A few months ago, I had a wiki in the altepoch.miraheze.org subdomain and I was its only bureaucrat. I asked to have the wiki deleted and it that was done. Now, if possible, I would love to have a wiki in that subdomain and asked to create one. However, my request was denied on the grounds that it already exists and I should ask its bureaucrat for permission to edit it or go on the wiki and reopen it. I can't do that as when I try to access it I get a 404 not found error.

I'd really appreciate any help on this but I also understand if this is a closed case since I did ask to have the wiki deleted in the past :) Altepoch (talk) 21:53, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

Hello, and thank you for choosing Miraheze. This behavior is typical, as the database isn't dropped yet. Please make a Phabricator account if you haven't already, and request for the database to be dropped there. -- Cheers, Bukkit(Public) ( TalkContribs ) 23:44, 25 February 2022 (UTC)
@Altepoch: You can also request that a Steward undelete the wiki, as the database hasn't been dropped yet. This would restore the wiki as it was when you requested deletion, and you would retain your bureaucrat/sysop access. — Arcversin (talk) 02:46, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
I was intending to follow up on this and became bogged in other issues and the potential Phabricator task of the first suggestion. Please let me know if you'd like to start afresh completely (requiring the phab task, but not steward action) or undelete and retool the wiki yourself with a new scope (no phab task, includes likely my action or Dmehus if he gets there first). --Raidarr (talk) 13:31, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
Altepoch, as Arcversin suggested, and since you yourself requested this wiki originally, the best approach here is simply to undelete the wiki. I'm not quite sure why Bukkit suggested the wiki database be dropped. In any case, I agree with Raidarr above that likely the first suggestion created some confusion and delayed it being undeleted, so this has now been Yes check.svg done. If you are wanting to completely empty your wiki and reset it, that can still be requested on Phabricator, but as it stands, all existing content and images are available to you on your private wiki. Dmehus (talk) 15:13, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
Oh thank you so much! That's perfect. Thanks for doing it so quickly! I really appreciate it :D Altepoch (talk) 15:23, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus: The user says “However, my request was denied on the grounds that it already exists”
The database most likely was not dropped yet, so it says that it exists, because of the fact that the database has not yet been dropped. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 17:18, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

Can my IP address stopped getting blocked?

My IP address keeps on getting blocked on TTS&EW. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:53, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

Taking a look at your CentralAuth data, your best course of action would be to try and appeal your block. Besides, your block isn't indefinite and will expire in the summer, so you can alternatively wait for that. Marxo Grouch (talk) 03:40, 26 February 2022 (UTC)
OK. MarioBobFan (talk) 04:02, 26 February 2022 (UTC)
I might add that you also still have access to QP Central, where you can either convince admins to shorten or repeal your block. Due to the infamy of your past behavior, should your appeal succeed I see the former as more likely to happen. Marxo Grouch (talk) 20:58, 26 February 2022 (UTC)
I've never seen evidence that you need an IP unblock in the same vein as an account unblock, since the point is that you, as a person are blocked, not you, one account but not IPs, and it is near impossible to verify that you have one of the possible legitimate cases (ie, other people involved, not just you who are in good standing). I suggest you just let it go, or appeal the entire block which applies to your person. --Raidarr (talk) 13:29, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

Local elections

Xenharmonic Wiki and Tetris Wiki. Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 19:09, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

AlPaD, thank you for your request to have a Steward assess these local election requests, which have now been Yes check.svg done (#1 and #2). Lily, please see the closing comments here and here. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:49, 26 February 2022 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 12:20, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

Bot account rename request

Could my bot User:ImportBot please be renamed to "Arcverbot"? — Arcversin (talk) 17:17, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

Arcversin, this is normally done via Special:GlobalRenameRequest, but since you probably don't login to your bot account manually, I suspect that's why you requested this here. Accordingly, this is Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 17:20, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

My restrictions.

I moved topic here. What's the status on the ban for another wiki creation? Thank you. SperosDurrell (talk) 06:53, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

@SperosDurrell: If you would like to appeal your ban on wiki requests, you should formally state that you are doing so. I would also highly suggest that while doing so, you state the details of the wiki you wish to request should your ban be lifted, and show that you have maintained activity on your other wiki(s). — Arcversin (talk) 07:02, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
OK but the wikis I have are dead sadly. Can you close them? Thanks. SperosDurrell (talk) 07:18, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
You can take a backup of them and delete them if you want.  Anpang📨  08:21, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
SperosDurrell, okay, so you're looking at your restriction on creating wikis. This is the issue, though. You request wiki, after wiki, after wiki, etc., make a few edits, post on community noticeboard for users to help you edit your wikis, then you lose interest, get bored of them, declare them dead, often requesting closure and/or deletion, then request a new wiki. I would just note you still haven't requested a personal private wiki for yourself, so you still have that option. Moreover, I would be inclined not to remove this restriction, at this stage, as I'm not seeing evidence of enough of a behavioural shift. I would, however, entertain one additional public wiki creation, by having you define, here, the sitename for your wiki, the subdomain for your wiki, and a clear purpose and scope for your wiki (a sentence or two should usually be sufficient. How's that? Dmehus (talk) 09:26, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
Sounds good 👍 thank you. SperosDurrell (talk) 14:19, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
Soccer wiki, Sports, It will be about Soccer players old and current, teams, personnel, etc. Anywhere in the world. Statistics, Arenas (stadiums).
Sitename, World Footy Wiki. Public
Under category sports. Anything else you need, please add. Also I would like to say thank you Doug for possibly allowing this. SperosDurrell (talk) 14:30, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
If accepted I will really try hard to contribute cause I love Footy!!! SperosDurrell (talk) 02:08, 2 March 2022 (UTC)
SperosDurrell, okay, I'm not comfortable removing your wiki creation restriction limiting you to one (1) public and one (1) private wiki. Nevertheless, I am comfortable with mediating your wiki request for you. Do you agree not to post more than one (1) thread on community noticeboard promoting your wiki and/or seeking potential volunteers to assist in any assistance you require, and, furthermore, do you agree not to spam users' user talk pages on Meta Wiki asking for help with your wiki? Also, please also specify your desiredsubdomain.miraheze.org. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:50, 2 March 2022 (UTC)
I abide by these rules. Also subdomain footyworld.miraheze.org
Sincerely. SperosDurrell (talk) 02:56, 2 March 2022 (UTC)
SperosDurrell, Yes check.svg Created, per the above. Dmehus (talk) 09:13, 2 March 2022 (UTC)
Thank you so much Dmehus!!! (Doug)!!! 😊👍 SperosDurrell (talk) 03:56, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
You're welcome. Please make sure you live up to the agreement, and that you stay focused on this wiki over the medium- and long-term. This will make loosening or removing your wiki creation and/or global user restrictions easier. Dmehus (talk) 04:02, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Request to remove Bureaucrat status for a resigned user

A bureaucrat who announced their resignation on Discord, who is on our wiki (ranchstory.miraheze.org, User:Catte) has been removing content they deem theirs, however when edits are undone, it disturbs a lot of edits others have made and so on. I made this individual a bureaucrat a month after the wiki was created almost three years ago. We would like to request this bureaucrat be removed as a bureaucrat on our wiki, and edits made from 3/2/2022 onward be reverted on our wiki. The individual can contact us separately and we will go back through and assess and remove this content so it doesn't harm the wiki itself or any other updates other users have made as far as templates. Thank you for your help. -- RuneTree (talk) 02:26, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

RuneTree, are you able to link me to the Discord thread on your Discord server where they resigned? Dmehus (talk) 02:33, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
RuneTree, having joined your wiki's public Discord server, linked from your wiki's main page at ranchstorywiki, and having verified Catte's resignation request in the Discord administrators' channel you temporarily provided me access to, this has now been Yes check.svg done. I will let you remove the sysop permission, as the local bureaucrat on this wiki. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 02:44, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Can users stop disabling talk page access or emails whenever a user is blocked?

Most of the time, whenever a user is blocked forever, they actually get their talk page access and email disabled, despite the fact that those are both ways to be unblocked. MarioBobFan (talk) 05:30, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Is there something in particular you wish to address? If you wish to address this type of practice on a wiki, please raise it up with the local administrators. Meta does not control admins on other wikis. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:41, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
This needs context. Some Qualitipedia administrators still follow poor administrator blocking practice. I would suggest raising this issue with the blocking administrator. If that fails, I would suggest bringing it up on the user talk page of a bureaucrat on the listed here. I suspect you will find at least one bureaucrat with a sympathetic ear, who will surely reply locally. Dmehus (talk) 06:00, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Can users please stop reverting errors?

A lot of users on these site actually infamously revert errors. https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Timmy_Turner_(Seasons_9_%26_10)&diff=78065&oldid=78022 MarioBobFan (talk) 05:36, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

This is an issue you should raise with the local community if you have a concern with it. Please remember that Miraheze Meta is not for resolving little issues like that as we don't control users nor do we manage any wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:39, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
As per what Agent Isai said, I will just note that as an infrequent loathsomecharacterswiki patroller and page reviewer, I've locally endorsed your reasonable edit. Dmehus (talk) 05:57, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Global lock for MirahezeBots

User:MirahezeBots's name is not in compliance with the username policy. Usernames containing "Miraheze" must have an official connection to Miraheze, which this account does not. It is run by a third-party group which was given 3 months (December 4th, 2021 - March 4th, 2022) to remove all Miraheze-related branding from their group, and this commitment was not met, in fact, zero progress has been made and there is no indication of any change. As such, this account needs to be locked for violating the username policy with no commitment on changing their username. Naleksuh (talk) 19:51, 5 March 2022 (UTC)

@Naleksuh: One question: Wouldn't this pretty much screw anything relating to relaying messages up? Aside from that, the fact that you are bringing this up again pretty much begs the question of what the point was behind this request. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:01, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
To my knowledge it would not break anything (doesn't appear to have edited recently, nothing I know of relies on this account), but if it does that's not Miraheze's problem. The account is violating the username policy and they had three months to request a rename (most accounts in the username policy violation usually get just a few days). Naleksuh (talk) 20:08, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
This is potentially a good avenue to pursue this, yes. However, MirahezeBots has had the implicit endorsement of Miraheze (SRE + Steward + Board) functionaries since its original name (ZppixBot). Indeed, Void even renamed it from ZppixBot. Thus, this would need either (a) consensus of Stewards or (b) a community discussion/RfC to see whether the community explicitly endorses that username, in my view. As well, this would only apply to the on-wiki account, not the IRC bots, so I'm not certain to what end this would accomplish, since the wiki account isn't even active globally. Dmehus (talk) 20:17, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes, the IRC bot is being handled separately. This thread is just about the wiki account. It doesn't appear to need an RFC, especially when that is not how username policy violations are handled. The account is violating the username policy, but may be unlocked upon a successful rename. Naleksuh (talk) 20:24, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
Well, yes re: the IRC bot, but in terms of global locks per Username Policy, an immediate lock would not be appropriate, as there's no evidence of bad faith. Because of the age of the account, and the fact its rename has been implicitly endorsed by the community, I would not be in favour of issuing a {{uw-username}} warning without at least consensus of Stewards to do so—that is to say, at least three of four Stewards agreeing that it's a Username Policy violation. Alternatively, consensus of Stewards may opt, on a non-binding and advisory basis, seek the community's feedback via a community discussion or RfC (probably the former) on whether MirahezeBots has the community's explicit endorsement to continue using the username it has implicitly endorsed in the intervening years. Dmehus (talk) 20:45, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
Consider the above mentioned three of four Steward ratio compromised as I also consider the lock suggestion inappropriate, and frankly I think the basis of the request as well as other efforts to de-integrate the bot to be made in poor faith related to a larger, more murky background of grievance rather than a substantial community issue. --Raidarr (talk) 13:51, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
While I don't agree the Steward ratio to be "compromised" in any way, I do agree that the request by the requestor was likely made in poor/bad faith and completely agree that, given MirahezeBots has had the implied community support by virtue of no one, other than one user, raising a grievance, over the years, it should have a community discussion prior to having the account locked. Dmehus (talk) 15:19, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

I want to delete my account

I want to delete my Miraheze account, Deleted user 08:05, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

Deleted user, by delete, do you mean rename and lock your own account, making it recoverable, later, or do you mean an irreversible anonymization? Dmehus (talk) 08:11, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes, I want to delete my account Deleted user 08:16, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Deleted user, accounts can't be deleted, per se, but the Trust and Safety team can initiate a process to fully anonymize your account, renaming it to a random username, and removing all PII from your account. Is that the process you wish to undertake, and do you reside within the European Economic Area (inclusive of the UK as well)? They will still honour your request, regardless of where you reside, but they have certain compliance obligations for users within that region. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 08:21, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes but which of the options? Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:17, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Deleted user, a reply please? Dmehus (talk) 08:43, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Um. then what? Deleted user 08:51, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Deleted user, please confirm that you want the Trust and Safety team to irrevocably anonymize your account, and whether you reside within the European Economic Area + UK or not. Dmehus (talk) 08:52, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Nevermind, saw your e-mail. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 08:55, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

2fa OATH

Hello, I have 2fa OATH on Miraheze. I would like to have on Wikimedia and testwiki.wiki, Is it activated if I have the same username there? Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 13:28, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

No, they are completely separate sites. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 13:31, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes, I know, but I could put on my factor authentication program 2 same usernames from 2 different sites? Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 13:37, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
I think RhinosF1 may have misunderstood your question. It is indeed possible to a site external to Miraheze use the shared Miraheze consumer/token, as is done with MirahezeBots Phabricator using Miraheze Meta Wiki as the OAuth authentication mechanism. This, however, would require that the site owner request for a new OAuth consumer to be approved. Miraheze SRE would then need to review the new OAuth consumer request and provide a decision. Dmehus (talk) 15:24, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
OATH is 2FA. They are annoyingly similarly named. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 15:27, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Oh, right, it's those two apps with the same spelling, but different capitalizations. :P Dmehus (talk) 15:38, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Most 2FA apps should allow you to store more than 1 account and differentiate by something other than username. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 15:28, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, that is what I was just about to reply to next, as I suspect that's what they were asking about. For the record, I use, and prefer, Authy, as it allows syncing my keys across devices + works on desktop devices. Dmehus (talk) 15:40, 6 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes, I have Google authy. AlPaD (talk) 20:50, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

Someone put a rude edit summary about me.

Special:Diff/84348 MarioBobFan (talk) 18:55, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

That's not really that rude, as far as I can tell. It's a bit uncivil. Both of you seem to be engaged in a content dispute. I've restored the status quo ante in my local capacity on that wiki, but I would suggest either of you request page protection and both of you discuss the dispute on the talk page. Dmehus (talk) 19:13, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

Delete mcnbwiki

Could mcnb be deleted? I've got an xml dump and have put the pages in my private wiki.  Anpang📨  04:05, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

Anpang, Yes check.svg Done per your well articulated request, with a note that you're the only contributor to this private wiki. Dmehus (talk) 04:13, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

Can someone please reopen this wiki?

https://fantasticlegosets.miraheze.org/ . MarioBobFan (talk) 00:59, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

@MarioBobFan: Yes check.svg Open. --Raidarr (talk) 01:19, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! MarioBobFan (talk) 03:03, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
@MarioBobFan: I didn't expect this type of response from you, but good luck with the wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:40, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Undeletion of miniescwiki

Per RequestWikiQueue/23425, please undelete miniescwiki. Pinging original requestor Thatnickperson. — Arcversin (talk) 21:49, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Raidarr (talk) 23:10, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

I tried to reopen the automatically closed zenbuddhismwiki. The page did not respond.

How should I do? Rdaido (talk) 05:46, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

@Rdaido: Can you elaborate on this? Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:50, 12 March 2022 (UTC)
I think I see what you meant; I saw this a few minutes ago, checked, and noticed the 'closed' notice was a bit inconsistent. I tried to access it centrally (through Meta) and it appeared to be open. I went back to the wiki now and it appears to now be consistently open. I'd conclude that you encountered some sort of slowness in ManageWiki response and that it should work properly now, but do report to Phabricator if other changes take say, more than 10 minutes going forward. --Raidarr (talk) 10:08, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

Crappy GachaTubers Wiki is using moderation again despite not a lot of admin activity

Crappy GachaTubers Wiki is using moderation again despite the fact that the only administrator, FranciscoLol2009, is not very active; although they did edit two days ago, that was their first time editing in a month and 16 days (I think that's it at least, I'm not the best at that kind of math). They are mainly semi-active, therefore it is unlikely that moderation could work easily. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 00:55, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

It's a strange wiki, frankly. It has a variety of discretionary rules and Moderation seems to be his thing even if indeed the formula might not be sustainable. But I'd encourage contacting him to see what's up, since it's not preferable to intervene locally unless truly necessary with a clear global policy concern, and he has demonstrated the bare minimum activity to be sure he is around enough to exercise agency and make decisions. --Raidarr (talk) 15:12, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
FatBurn0000, I've taken a second look at this wiki again, and am not impressed with what I am seeing. What I am seeing is most of the pages are wholly negative attack pages meant to denigrate a particular YouTube personality. Compounding the problem, there are concerns with potentially libelous information about some of the said personalities. As well, the user's re-enabling of the Moderation extension without consensus to do so is also a bit problematic. Consensus is not required to enable extensions, but given several users have expressed problems with the extension, it should have it in this case. Moreover, former wiki creator SA 13 Bro expressed reservations about this wiki here, and yet former wiki creator Amanda Catherine approved it unquestionably without explanation as to being satisfied it would not be a Content Policy violation. As such, given the local bureaucrat's apparent unwillingness to make the necessary corrections, I'm favouring deletion of this wiki at this point. Dmehus (talk) 20:19, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

Rights to be bureaucrat on Cancelled Movies Wiki

https://cancelledmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Cancelled_Movies_Wiki

Hello. Can I be granted Bureaucrat rights on Canceled Movies Wikis https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/Topic:Wr2bli0pbahhbtlw as seen from this topic, thanks Gilimaster69 (talk) 14:08, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Alright, I'm going to follow up from what I advised within the topic. As an existing bureaucrat of the wiki in question I refuse the bureaucrat request here on the spot because a) you have no edits, b) I've advised you to make edits to demonstrate interest before requesting any rights in the wiki, and that was for sysop, not bureaucrat, and c) the wiki does not have a problem with bureaucrats or people in leadership positions; primarily it needs people to contribute, and just adding bureaucrats for the sake of it has never been a solution as demonstrated on the main line of QP wikis that we are both familiar with. I wish you'd taken my advisement within the thread, as now I have to refuse you outright. --Raidarr (talk) 14:56, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
Ok, I understand what you mean, you don't have to give Bureaucrat if I am not ready, Thanks. Gilimaster69 (talk) 15:45, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
@Gilimaster69: I could grant you a couple of rights, but not bureaucracy just yet. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:33, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

  • {{Special:CentralAuth/ApexAgunomu|Bugambilia]]
  • Silicona

Suspect action. Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 20:48, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

They are from different IPs. Silicona (talk) 13:56, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
I reverted the test block of Platinum19 after testing. Silicona (talk) 14:03, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
I do not see what was done here that merits CU investigation. --Raidarr (talk) 14:12, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr: @Silicona: Thanks for your replies and sorry for my mistake. AlPaD (talk) 18:45, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
Silicona, speaking as a Consul, please make sure you review this local policy and these policies more broadly with regard to test actions. Test blocks should be done on either (a) yourself, (b) your alternate account, or User:Example, or they should ideally have the consent of other users to test on them. I don't mind if you test on me, so long as you revert your test block immediately after and don't make it a regular habit. ;) Dmehus (talk) 05:23, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Exemption from Dormancy Policy

I would like to ask that My Wiki have the check box for Exemption from Dormancy Policy ticked. The wiki is a private, personal project/co-op with one other. The wiki is strictly for information to do with the project and will only be sporadically added to at this point. We have outlined the majority of the information that has been and will be added. Thank you. Ellohyin (talk) 01:31, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

I'll aim to review your request this weekend, as this needs more time. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:26, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

I want my account to be renamed please. But don't delete it :(

Can I rename my account from FreakingGUYman to DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic? FreakingGUYman (talk) 16:13, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi there, please read Changing username for help on requesting username changes. Username changes are not handled on the Stewards' noticeboard. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:41, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic, as Agent Isai suggests above, you should request a global rename at Special:GlobalRenameRequest, articulating a clear reason for requesting a rename. That being said, I've Yes check.svg done this global rename for you here this time. Please note, though, that global renames should not be a frequent occurrence. This should be your new username permanently or, at least, for the very, very long term. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:41, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

Exemption from dormancy - we're going through a lot right now.

Hello. My name is Bahçe and I'm part of a wiki called Geofiction. We do a lot of our work on Discord, but we use Miraheze as an archive for storing data about our nations.

We are currently trying to increase wiki membership and userbase, but we've been unsuccessful in the past, and in the last 2 months we all on the admin team have been on break due to life issues.

One of our users pointed out today that we are now listed as inactive, and as one of our Wiki admins is on break and another has quit the project, I'm requesting on behalf of the admin team to take us out of inactivity.

Thank you. Bahçe (talk) 18:47, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Bahçe, I've Yes check.svg reactivated the wiki for you per this request. As to your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, based on my initial review, in terms of content, most of your wiki's pages are what I'd call sub-stub and a few are what I'd consider stub-class or emerging stub-class in terms of content length. As well, as a public wiki, your wiki is included as part of regular wikibackups that Reception123 does several times per here, which are hosted here. Dmehus (talk) 05:20, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 can't take criticism

I made this post to call out DarkMatterMan4500 for his rudeness towards me, on his talk page I made a post calling him out when I was critcizing the Qualitipedias, I was just criticizing and giving arguments back then, nothing more, and yet he still gets mad when I critcize him when he was acting negative and his behaviour is a bad influence for the community. SuperSoul (talk) 15:42, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

@SuperSoul: You are only making the situation even more worse, especially since you were not criticizing me at all, and sent out a personal attack on my talk page over a wiki being deleted, and about the content policies we added about banning pages on real life people. We made it our decision to ban pages on real people due to concerns of it being potentially libelous, and what really annoys me is that you labeled this thread as such in such a way that makes it lean towards personal attacks is unacceptable behavior, and therefore, will not be tolerated. Please stop with the persistent messages, especially when I made it clear to you that I won't be tolerating your bad behavior, and thus, this thread is worthy for a boomerang because of you holding a grudge against me for something that occurred about 2 months ago (which of course is still recent, given that it hasn't been 90 days as of this reply). Continuing this behavior is not helpful nor useful, and wastes everybody's time, including mine, that I have to read unpleasant or unwelcoming messages down this road. I am just asking you to please consider the comments you are writing, and be sure your comments are ACTUAL criticism, and not insulting or disparaging remarks. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:13, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
That wasn't a personal attack nor about a deleted wiki, but still, I was busy with personal stuff not related with miraheze, thats why I talked about this too late but still, that message was made to make you improve your actittude since it is not really positive and is a bad influence for the community, also, the reception wikis have a rule that states that admins can't delete posts containing criticism of the wikis, but banning me for giving arguments is not tolerable and makes you look like a bad person. SuperSoul (talk) 18:32, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
SuperSoul While I do appreciate the criticism I receive from other users, yours in this case, came off as unhelpful, and feels more of a personal attack, to the point of leaning towards harassment, rather than criticizing me just for doing certain actions. You have a tendency to violate the Code of Conduct while doing so. Remember the warnings that Agent Isai and another user gave you on your user talk page. I feel as though you should be taking your own advice before doing an action here first, and recognize YOUR own misbehavior. In fairness, you were pretty much badgering me into responding to you on my own talk page. I can, and I will, revert any message that are either trolling, harassment, or is meant to cast aspersions without any evidence of some sort. Your messages you left me falls under number 2 in the category I mentioned here. You should REALLY drop the stick before I may proceed to contact an admin to block you for the harassment you sent me earlier today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:40, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
I can't believe how you think people giving advice to you on how to act civil is unhelpful or a personal attack!
I was rude before, I insulted you (because I really hate you), but this time I tried to be civil with you this time, yet you still get mad, because I don't like your behavior becuase you banned me for giving arguments (as seen here: https://qualitipedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Topic:Wozdy3axi60ufbhj).
I just want you to improve or more people would hate your rather than like you. SuperSoul (talk) 18:48, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500, SuperSoul is correct that his raising concerns about your cross-wiki behaviour is not a personal attack. Additionally, your continuing to edit war with SuperSoul, by reverting him and using Twinkle in that way was arguably an inappropriate use of Twinkle, rather than calmly trying to engage with him (whether on Meta Wiki, on a Qualitipedia wiki, or some other off-wiki venue). The edit warring must cease. That being said, SuperSoul, Meta:Administrators' noticeboard is not the correct venue to raise these issues. Additionally, I'm not satisfied that this requires Steward intervention. Are you blocked on said Qualitipedia wikis? Has your local user talk page(s) been revoked on said wikis? If the answer is 'no' to either of the above, then you should seek local resolution and/or mediation, probably here, as required. If the answer is 'yes' to both of the above, please identify, calmly, rationally, and objectively what steps you have attempted. Otherwise, I will consider this matter closed. Dmehus (talk) 03:44, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

I need features

I made my wiki Custom Logos wiki but i want the same features as clg wiki so ppl can make pages. I clicked the request features button and i dont know how to use it. DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 19:51, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

@DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic: You can change settings and add extensions to the wiki through the ManageWiki interface, which you can find under the "Administration" section in the wiki's sidebar. — Arcversin (talk) 20:01, 17 March 2022 (UTC)
@DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic: This page (ManageWiki) might be very useful to you in addition to Arcversin --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  20:31, 17 March 2022 (UTC)

User:JUST SAY YOU AND NO ONE ELSE IF YOU WANT ME TO STOP! global lock

Can stewards globally lock User:JUST SAY YOU AND NO ONE ELSE IF YOU WANT ME TO STOP! because of inappropriate username? The username has capitals as well as an exclamation mark at the end of username after "STOP". Silicona (talk) 15:48, 18 March 2022 (UTC)

@Silicona: Hello, thanks for reporting, this username has been globally blocked already by a Global Sysop --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  15:55, 18 March 2022 (UTC)
I understand the locking sysop's want for the long-term abuser to stop, but I'm disappointed that they resorted to troll feeding ("you and no one else"). Marxo Grouch (talk) 22:01, 18 March 2022 (UTC)
@Marxo Grouch: That's what I said. He shouldn't have done so, as the troll would've came back anyway. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:44, 18 March 2022 (UTC)
I don't really see the harm considering the troll in question is sufficiently persistent that it doesn't really matter how they're locked, only that they are expediently. If he gets his amusement out of it, I'm not bothered. It shouldn't be a regular habit, of course. --Raidarr (talk) 09:59, 19 March 2022 (UTC)
Raidarr Yeah, you're right. It doesn't really matter what the reason is. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:09, 19 March 2022 (UTC)
The key difference I think is when the reason is inflammatory, unclear to reviewing users, or regularly doesn't attempt to be serious, at which point the reason does become an issue - just to clarify. It's a balance, I just think the balance is not annihilated by one-off tongue in cheek summaries. --Raidarr (talk) 10:13, 19 March 2022 (UTC)
Marxo Grouch and Silicona, I agree with you and Raidarr that Global Sysops should avoid feeding the trolls by locking them as per their stated in the user's username, which is also, arguably, a Username Policy violation. I also agree with Raidarr, though, that this username is not so grossly offensive or derogatory, but, on the other hand, I do have my doubts as to whether the user will be so easily satisfied as to permanently stop their long-term abuse strictly because global functionaries did as they asked. On the contrary, this may actually embolden them. Therefore, I have Yes check.svg relocked them and globally hidden the username to not give them that satisfaction and make it as though they hadn't created this username/user account in the first place. Dmehus (talk) 01:17, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
In light of the unique persistence involved and the utter uselessness of the names created, I take the above as a precedence to hide further names of its type when they appear in the future. --Raidarr (talk) 12:29, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

I would like to add Auto Create Category Pages.

https://ysmwiki.miraheze.org/ I would like to add the extension Auto Create Category Pages to my site, but it is grayed out and I cannot add it. Can I add it, Mr. Steward? Kyou (talk) 01:02, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

Kyou, this extension requires the managewiki-restricted permission to enable, which requires Stewards to enable. Before I enable it, may I ask you what your purpose of wanting to auto-create category pages is? What categories do you want to auto-create? Dmehus (talk) 01:06, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
I thought this extension would be convenient without having to manually create every single one.--Kyou (talk) 01:14, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
Kyou, thank you for your reply. Could you give me some added detail on how this extension works, or how you'll configure it, once enabled, to auto-create category pages? How frequently do you anticipate the extension system user editing to create category pages? Dmehus (talk) 01:22, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
I am not sure about the settings, so I can leave it as it is (initial state)?
How frequently do you anticipate the extension system user editing to create category pages?
I'm not sure what you mean by "How frequently do you anticipate the extension system user editing to create category pages?
Is it correct to say that I should edit the listings irregularly every day?
I'm using a translator, so my sentences are jumbled. Sorry. Kyou (talk) 04:06, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
Please configure it before enabling the extension. It's done via MediaWiki pages. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:06, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

Can anyone change my username to byebyeman and global it please?

Can anyone change my username to byebyeman and global it please? Thanks in advance Lesther110 (talk) 00:53, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Lesther110, not to byebyeman, but we can vanish you by renaming your account to Vanished user de0a1f2caa34e2c25c961cecc15f641f, and then locking the account globally. This would be, theoretically, reversible, as your login credentials are still associated to the account, by e-mailing stewards(at)miraheze.org. If you are wanting an irreversible full anonymization of your account, you will need to e-mail the Trust and Safety team at ts(at)miraheze.org. May I ask why you are wanting to leave Miraheze, though? In any case, please if and how you wish to proceed. Dmehus (talk) 01:46, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Old bureaucrat

Can someone remove the bureaucrat status for User:Etoisle on The Backrooms wiki?
They haven't made any edits and I desysopped them yesterday. Sheep42 (talk) 14:42, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

Etoisle founded the wiki as an attempt to back up the Wikidot version of the backrooms. As you indicate this never actually happened, so I would be inclined to humor this request, especially since you are the primary and essentially only contributor. First though, I'd like to ask - since this would effectively transfer full foundership to you, what is your plan for this wiki creatively speaking, Sheep42? It clearly no longer resembles the original request, and if anything takes calls based on the Fandom based backrooms version. --Raidarr (talk) 13:53, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
The point of the wiki is to create a wiki similar to the Wikia but with higher quality control (anyone can write a page). Sheep42 (talk) 23:20, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
Sheep42, why do you need to remove them as bureaucrat, though? Couldn't you just leave the flag on them, and continue to work on the wiki with your flags, as they're apparently not active? In any case, if you insist, I would prefer you post a note on Etoisle's local user talk page, wait at least a week, then return here and request removal of the flag, linking to the local thread in the format of [[mh:backrooms:User talk:Etoisle#Link to section]]. Dmehus (talk) 05:03, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

What happened to this user and why was the user blocked?

https://greatcharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Computer2003michael . MarioBobFan (talk) 00:58, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

Per their CentralAuth, they appear to be a sockpuppet and have spammed a few wikis, as evidenced by their contributions on Greatest Movies Wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:01, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I do not see any live or deleted contributions for this user on greatestmovieswiki. The account had a few strange edits on a couple weeks; I probably wouldn't have locked the account, but I don't really see a compelling reason to overturn it, either. Dmehus (talk) 02:27, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
I see 6 edits on the wiki, all of which are vandalism. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:30, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
Oh, I was looking at the greatcharacterswiki link that MarioBobFan had posted initially, thinking that was the link you posted. Dmehus (talk) 02:39, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
OK. MarioBobFan (talk) 05:37, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Global lock

request global lock due to is grossly insulting user name. 1108-Kiju/talk 04:22, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

1108-Kiju, I'll look to see if those accounts have edited, but given that they translate using Google Translate from the Japanese as "washing the unwashed chick(s)," I'd say that's offensive. Two of the accounts mention a person's name. How accurate of a translation is that? That being said, there's likely abuse user accounts policy here, so I may go that route. Dmehus (talk) 04:33, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
1108-Kiju, Yes check.svg done all four, as Username Policy violations. The first two and the fourth are, behaviourally, very likely sockpuppets, possibly related to a more contemporary Japanese wiki LTA, too. The third is the most recent, which is what makes me think this is both behaviourally and technically related to a Japanese wiki LTA. Ordinarily, our Username Policy calls for warnings to be issued first, but given the very likely abuse, vandalism across all four accounts, and the egregious English translations of the Japanese usernames, I'm quite certain it is more than fair to presume bad faith here. The third and the fourth usernames mention a person's name, which is what makes them the most egregious and, thus, those two have been suppressed globally. Dmehus (talk) 05:03, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Dmehus,Thank you for doing Global Lock.All usernames are "[person's name/username] licking unwashed genitals" in English, which is highly inappropriate.--1108-Kiju/talk 05:28, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, 1108-Kiju. Wow, so Google Translate was quite accurate in this case. Dmehus (talk) 05:34, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, Dmehus. Looks like it. 1108-Kiju/talk 05:49, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Global lock request

  • It looks like it was locked during the post.--1108-Kiju/talk 07:08, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Name Change Request

Could I please have my name changed to ApexAgunomu? Thank you! Bugambilia (talk) 11:54, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

Not a Steward, but you most likely will have to request this. Please correct me if I'm wrong though. Hypercane (talk) 15:30, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
You're right. That is the correct place to go for a rename request. Marxo Grouch (talk) 17:57, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
This was done by dmehus and in general can be processed by informal request here, but yes, Hypercane (and the confirmation of Marxo Grouch) is correct that the GlobalRenameRequest page is the proper avenue. --Raidarr (talk) 08:27, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

Delete my account I created by mistake

Hello, it's GreaterEspiritoSanto, I have created this account by mistake, I was thinking I would like returning to Miraheze, but then I regreted doing so, I would like if my account was deleted from Miraheze if possible. I thought I changed my mind but I didn't it. So please, disable it. GreaterEspiritoSanto (talk) 18:15, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

GreaterEspiritoSanto, which account(s) are you referring to, and can you please clarify whether you want one or all of them actioned? Can you also clarify whether you wish to potentially recovery your renamed and locked account in the future (i.e., requires having a recovery e-mail address and/or remembering your password), or if you want all personally identifying information stripped from your account in addition to the forgoing (i.e., irreversible)? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:53, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Lock and Vanish my account

I want my account to be locked and vanished. Ideally I would want it to be removed entirely, but I've heard that this is not possible. -ElliotRodger523 (talk) 19:20, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

ElliotRodger523, can you please clarify whether you wish to be vanished (i.e., renamed and locked), or if you wish to have any personal information removed from your account, your account renamed, and locked (not recoverable)? If the former, please do remember your password and confirm you have a recovery e-mail address attached to your account. If the latter, please confirm by way of a reply here, and I'll forward yourself to the Trust and Safety team. Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
Dmehus I want it locked and renamed. Simple as that. -ElliotRodger523 (talk) 14:28, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
ElliotRodger523, well, no, it's not that simple actually, as there are two very different implications. It's important that we clarify what you mean and want. Anyway, this has been
Yes check.svg done. Should you change your remind, you may either (a) e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock or (b) simply create another account, taking user accounts policy into consideration, of course. Should you wish to have any personally identifying information removed from your account, you may e-mail the Trust and Safety team at ts@miraheze.org, linking to the permalink for this thread as a required account ownership confirmation. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 16:20, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Would someone please delete this post?

https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Complaint:_You_Need_To_Stop_MarioBobFan._(sorry_if_it_was_repost)#end . Its because it was cyberbullying me. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:20, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

@MarioBobFan: I already deleted the blog post, as it was pointless. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:35, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
I agree that blog post has been deleted, but this could be locally deleted. It's likely a mild Content Policy violation, but nothing that requires immediate deletion by Stewards. If local administration ignored reasonable local requests for deletion, then this could be considered. Dmehus (talk) 02:38, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Yes. I am not going to be blocked anytime soon. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:41, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

So a long time ago, a user named HalJordan008 was blocked across Qualitipedia for making comments defending Adolf Hitler. Recently, an army of sockpuppets have been editing his sandboxes, which comes across as suspicious. Here's all the sockpuppets I've found: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Even more suspicious is that another suspected sockpuppet edited HalJordan's sandbox, with this suspicious user claiming that it's their sandbox. --Blazikeye535 (talk) 16:33, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Blazikeye535, while I agree that the accounts are likely related, I also see a lot of constructive editing. Moreover, except for only two users on one Qualitipedia wiki, the other users have not contributed to wikis where the another user as blocked. Please note that while Qualitipedia wikis may operate as a network of wikis, for the purposes of user accounts policy, we treat them as independent wikis. As such, local blocks, accompanied and, ideally, preceded by local warnings, must be in place on at least one of the wikis for all of the users. In other words, with cross-wiki Echo notifications, it's okay for you to warn the users on, say, one central wiki, but the warnings must still be in place for each user, and each warning must be specific to the local policy(ies) being violated by each user on separate wiki. I've also not seen any comments "defending Adolf Hitler," please note while the comments may or quite likely are in poor taste, that does not necessarily warrant a local block let alone a global lock. What matters is whether each wiki has !voted on or discussed adopting that as a local policy. Dmehus (talk) 15:03, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Is unlinking accounts possible?

When I've checked my account on CentralAuth, I've noticed my account is linked to 50 wikis when I only really use two and look on a couple of others and it's not reflective of how I use Miraheze. Many of them are linked because I looked on them once. Is unlinking accounts possible, if it is, is there some way I can do it or will a staff member have to do it for me? If it's possible I'll send more details of which I'd like unlinked. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 16:24, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Raichu's Endless Nights, unfortunately, while it's technically possible, it's also technically messy for a user's CA to have both linked and unlinked user accounts, so I'm going to mark this as
X mark.svg not done, but do feel free to share (publicly or privately to stewards(at)miraheze.org) on your rationale for why you had wanted this done. It's quite possible, or even likely, an alternate and better approach exists. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:30, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
I thought if I got unlinked on the wikis I wasn't active on/didn't use it would make my central auth more organised and reflective of what I did use. Out of the fifty wikis I'm linked to, only eight of them are ones I'm either active on, read regularly, or are basic things for Miraheze like login, meta, template wiki etc, so only about 6%. I may be misunderstanding what central auth is for though so it's not really a problem, I was just wondering. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 17:24, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
@Raichu's Endless Nights: Unlinking an account is not possible, I'm afraid. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:26, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
Raichu's Endless Nights, that's because autocreateaccount is enabled globally and cannot be disabled, at least not without strong local consensus on a particular wiki to do that. Looking at your CA, I don't see any unattached local user accounts. Was it possibly on a different account? Dmehus (talk) 17:53, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
I don't think it was another account, I was just wondering if the central auth list could get shortened to just a few of the wikis but it doesn't matter then if it's a complicated thing. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 17:59, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

This user is ignoring me because he thinks I am doing stuff to get attention when I am not.

In the comments section of my blog post, (https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:A_list_of_The_Fairly_OddParents_(Seasons_9_%26_10)_good_episodes#comment-7576) ShawnTehLogoBoi thought that I was doing that to get attention when I am not, and he said he's going to ignore me. Can someone please delete his comment? MarioBobFan (talk) 23:41, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Please note that the Stewards are not some kind of local admin who you can go to all the time for local disputes. As said many times before, please go to the local administrators first before coming to the Stewards' noticeboard. I highly doubt that the local administrators would ignore any question or concern of yours and if they do, depending on the administrator, they might have a good reason to do so. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:44, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
This report was made after you argued with two prominent local users on the wiki, in relation to a block which appears to have been validly created, after you made a list to push suggested changes with zero backup except referencing 'point of view' and were called out on it in the comments. The principle issue appears to be adding points without any reference to support them or ability to support them when called out. In light of this, it is no surprise why individual users would become frustrated and make comments as such within the same section, though I'd expect a local administrator to try and tone down the exchange. If I were to intervene, I would lock down the blog entirely as it seems the issues regarding you on local wikis, for which I've received many direct reports, seem to be ongoing. In other words, this is a waste of time, and I advise you to tread carefully and follow the advisory posted by Dmehus on your talk page. --Raidarr (talk) 13:14, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Can someone please reopen Colorpedia?

I want this wiki to be reopened (https://colorpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page) because there are still a handful of stuff to edit. MarioBobFan (talk) 01:28, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

MarioBobFan, though you haven't contributed to this wiki, this seems like a reasonable request, so this has been Yes check.svg reopened. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:46, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! Your welcome. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:21, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for Real Life Villains Wiki

Hey, I was wondering if someone could do a user check for User:Oscargerardo, User:Juan Jose, and User:ChitoAlf on Real Life Villains Wikia. I suspect they might be the same person using multiple accounts. Both Oscargerardo and Juan Jose were banned for vandalizing articles. Juan Jose claimed to be Oscargerardo's nephew but his editing style is exactly the same. ChitoAlf claims to be Oscargerardo's father and Juan Jose's brother, but his editing style is the same too. They all could be telling the truth and actually be three separate but related people, but I want to be sure. Rangerkid51 (talk) 22:11, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

@Dmehus: In light of what Rangerkid51 is talking about here, I believe I can provide the narration for this one: He's referring to this strange behavior from ChitoAlf and Juan Jose who have both used the uncle excuse to apparently circumvent a block. I thought it was odd for the account(s) to suddenly spawn there and ask Rangerkid51 to unblock Oscar under the guise of being his "nephew" for some apparent reason. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:09, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500, thank you for the added context, as that is helpful, as Rangerkid51's request definitely needed further detail and clarification. I do think it'd be conceivable for a son to go to his father and ask him for assistance in being unblocked, but it does look odd that the apparent uncle is involved as well. In any case, in order to assess the potential credibility here, I'd need see samples of Oscargerardo's edits (specifically, talk page comments) to assess the behavioural similarity (or difference) of the users. In any case, whether they are the same user or not, the underlying request here is a user who is apparently contrite and asking for another chance to edit on the wiki without wholesale copying pages from English Wikipedia. Rangerkid51, I see that you have left Oscargerardo's user talk page open for appeals, which is good as not all reallifevillainswiki administrators do that, but would you be willing to go a step further by conditionally unblocking Oscargerardo accompanied by a firm warning not to (a) copy verbatim articles from English Wikipedia (maybe don't the word verbatim if English is not Oscargerardo's first language, though) or (b) engage in blatant vandalism (i.e., insertion of random gibberish or nonsense to pages, blank pages, etc.) and also to adhere to user accounts policy with respect to Oscargerardo's main account and the possible sockpuppet/admitted meatpuppet accounts Juan Jose and ChitoAlf and to edit on only one account? Dmehus (talk) 02:40, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
Dmehus Oh, it's no problem at all. I'm just glad I could provide it, since I knew you would probably ask Rangerkid51 to provide evidence as soon as you saw this message. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:55, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
Hey, I'm sorry it took me so long to reply to all this. A fourth account (called Oscaralfredo) has also popped up on the wikia. I don't know if unblocking Oscargerardo and giving the user one last warning would be effective, because they have ignored warnings from other admins in the past. Rangerkid51 (talk) 01:05, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
I went ahead and blocked both ChitoAlf and Oscaralfredo. It's obvious to me that they're all the same person. Rangerkid51 (talk) 00:16, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Delete my account I created by mistake

Hello, it's GreaterEspiritoSanto, I have created this account by mistake, I was thinking I would like returning to Miraheze, but then I regreted doing so, I would like if my account was deleted from Miraheze if possible. I thought I changed my mind but I didn't it. So please, disable it. GreaterEspiritoSanto (talk) 18:15, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

GreaterEspiritoSanto, which account(s) are you referring to, and can you please clarify whether you want one or all of them actioned? Can you also clarify whether you wish to potentially recovery your renamed and locked account in the future (i.e., requires having a recovery e-mail address and/or remembering your password), or if you want all personally identifying information stripped from your account in addition to the forgoing (i.e., irreversible)? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:53, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Lock and Vanish my account

I want my account to be locked and vanished. Ideally I would want it to be removed entirely, but I've heard that this is not possible. -ElliotRodger523 (talk) 19:20, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

ElliotRodger523, can you please clarify whether you wish to be vanished (i.e., renamed and locked), or if you wish to have any personal information removed from your account, your account renamed, and locked (not recoverable)? If the former, please do remember your password and confirm you have a recovery e-mail address attached to your account. If the latter, please confirm by way of a reply here, and I'll forward yourself to the Trust and Safety team. Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
Dmehus I want it locked and renamed. Simple as that. -ElliotRodger523 (talk) 14:28, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
ElliotRodger523, well, no, it's not that simple actually, as there are two very different implications. It's important that we clarify what you mean and want. Anyway, this has been
Yes check.svg done. Should you change your remind, you may either (a) e-mail Stewards at stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock or (b) simply create another account, taking user accounts policy into consideration, of course. Should you wish to have any personally identifying information removed from your account, you may e-mail the Trust and Safety team at ts@miraheze.org, linking to the permalink for this thread as a required account ownership confirmation. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 16:20, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Would someone please delete this post?

https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Complaint:_You_Need_To_Stop_MarioBobFan._(sorry_if_it_was_repost)#end . Its because it was cyberbullying me. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:20, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

@MarioBobFan: I already deleted the blog post, as it was pointless. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:35, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
I agree that blog post has been deleted, but this could be locally deleted. It's likely a mild Content Policy violation, but nothing that requires immediate deletion by Stewards. If local administration ignored reasonable local requests for deletion, then this could be considered. Dmehus (talk) 02:38, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Yes. I am not going to be blocked anytime soon. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:41, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

So a long time ago, a user named HalJordan008 was blocked across Qualitipedia for making comments defending Adolf Hitler. Recently, an army of sockpuppets have been editing his sandboxes, which comes across as suspicious. Here's all the sockpuppets I've found: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Even more suspicious is that another suspected sockpuppet edited HalJordan's sandbox, with this suspicious user claiming that it's their sandbox. --Blazikeye535 (talk) 16:33, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Blazikeye535, while I agree that the accounts are likely related, I also see a lot of constructive editing. Moreover, except for only two users on one Qualitipedia wiki, the other users have not contributed to wikis where the another user as blocked. Please note that while Qualitipedia wikis may operate as a network of wikis, for the purposes of user accounts policy, we treat them as independent wikis. As such, local blocks, accompanied and, ideally, preceded by local warnings, must be in place on at least one of the wikis for all of the users. In other words, with cross-wiki Echo notifications, it's okay for you to warn the users on, say, one central wiki, but the warnings must still be in place for each user, and each warning must be specific to the local policy(ies) being violated by each user on separate wiki. I've also not seen any comments "defending Adolf Hitler," please note while the comments may or quite likely are in poor taste, that does not necessarily warrant a local block let alone a global lock. What matters is whether each wiki has !voted on or discussed adopting that as a local policy. Dmehus (talk) 15:03, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Is unlinking accounts possible?

When I've checked my account on CentralAuth, I've noticed my account is linked to 50 wikis when I only really use two and look on a couple of others and it's not reflective of how I use Miraheze. Many of them are linked because I looked on them once. Is unlinking accounts possible, if it is, is there some way I can do it or will a staff member have to do it for me? If it's possible I'll send more details of which I'd like unlinked. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 16:24, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Raichu's Endless Nights, unfortunately, while it's technically possible, it's also technically messy for a user's CA to have both linked and unlinked user accounts, so I'm going to mark this as
X mark.svg not done, but do feel free to share (publicly or privately to stewards(at)miraheze.org) on your rationale for why you had wanted this done. It's quite possible, or even likely, an alternate and better approach exists. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:30, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
I thought if I got unlinked on the wikis I wasn't active on/didn't use it would make my central auth more organised and reflective of what I did use. Out of the fifty wikis I'm linked to, only eight of them are ones I'm either active on, read regularly, or are basic things for Miraheze like login, meta, template wiki etc, so only about 6%. I may be misunderstanding what central auth is for though so it's not really a problem, I was just wondering. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 17:24, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
@Raichu's Endless Nights: Unlinking an account is not possible, I'm afraid. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:26, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
Raichu's Endless Nights, that's because autocreateaccount is enabled globally and cannot be disabled, at least not without strong local consensus on a particular wiki to do that. Looking at your CA, I don't see any unattached local user accounts. Was it possibly on a different account? Dmehus (talk) 17:53, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
I don't think it was another account, I was just wondering if the central auth list could get shortened to just a few of the wikis but it doesn't matter then if it's a complicated thing. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 17:59, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

This user is ignoring me because he thinks I am doing stuff to get attention when I am not.

In the comments section of my blog post, (https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:A_list_of_The_Fairly_OddParents_(Seasons_9_%26_10)_good_episodes#comment-7576) ShawnTehLogoBoi thought that I was doing that to get attention when I am not, and he said he's going to ignore me. Can someone please delete his comment? MarioBobFan (talk) 23:41, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Please note that the Stewards are not some kind of local admin who you can go to all the time for local disputes. As said many times before, please go to the local administrators first before coming to the Stewards' noticeboard. I highly doubt that the local administrators would ignore any question or concern of yours and if they do, depending on the administrator, they might have a good reason to do so. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:44, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
This report was made after you argued with two prominent local users on the wiki, in relation to a block which appears to have been validly created, after you made a list to push suggested changes with zero backup except referencing 'point of view' and were called out on it in the comments. The principle issue appears to be adding points without any reference to support them or ability to support them when called out. In light of this, it is no surprise why individual users would become frustrated and make comments as such within the same section, though I'd expect a local administrator to try and tone down the exchange. If I were to intervene, I would lock down the blog entirely as it seems the issues regarding you on local wikis, for which I've received many direct reports, seem to be ongoing. In other words, this is a waste of time, and I advise you to tread carefully and follow the advisory posted by Dmehus on your talk page. --Raidarr (talk) 13:14, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Can someone please reopen Colorpedia?

I want this wiki to be reopened (https://colorpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page) because there are still a handful of stuff to edit. MarioBobFan (talk) 01:28, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

MarioBobFan, though you haven't contributed to this wiki, this seems like a reasonable request, so this has been Yes check.svg reopened. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:46, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! Your welcome. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:21, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Wage's World

This wiki was manually closed 1 year, 5 months, 20 days and I won't count how many hours or minutes ago (also I'm not sure if my math is right) and still hasn't been deleted. Does anyone know why, and furthermore, whether or not it could be deleted now? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 05:52, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

FatBurn0000, your math seems to be correct, but it's not deleted because wikis' last RC dates were reset by SRE, so it'll probably be a little longer until the wiki is automatically deleted per Dormancy Policy. We can manually delete them per that policy, but I'm also not sure that's needed. Dmehus (talk) 05:25, 6 April 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus:: Question is though, why were the RECC dates reset in the first place? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 05:46, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Problem with account

Hi!

I'm having problems in logging in with my account GuidaStudenteFilosofia; it has an exception error and is not solved yet. So I'd like to remove the wiki GuidaStudenteFilosofia.miraheze.org from this account.

Moreover, I created another account MarcoV2097 which correctly can login everywhere (even on phabricator); I'll request again the same wiki from the new account.

Or, if it is possible, the property of the wiki could be transferred to the new account without deleting and re-creating the wiki.

Thanks  GuidaStudenteFilosofia (talk) 07:29, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

While we cannot merge and delete your local user account(s) any longer, your best bet, as the closest thing to deletion, would be to e-mail the Trust and Safety team and request your account be renamed, anonymized, locked, and have any personally identifying information associated with the account stripped from the account. They will need proof of account ownership, but having created this thread, you can link to a permalink. As well, they typically ask you to provide your country of residence for legal and regulatory compliance purposes. You can request this via e-mail to ts(at)miraheze.org. I'll look for it my Trust and Safety capacity tomorrow evening. Thanks.
Separately, there does seem to be a long-standing technical issue with users creating two user accounts right after each other, and would be worth SRE looking into why that's happening, as it seems unique to Miraheze. Dmehus (talk) 05:22, 6 April 2022 (UTC)
I'm not asking about the user account, it could be as it is now. My concern is about the wiki GuidaStudenteFilosofia.miraheze.org
We need to access Phabricator in order to link a custom domain but the admin or requestor of the wiki is the account GuidaStudenteFilosofia. That account has a configuration error as I can see, so that I created the new account MarcoV2097 who should become the admin of the wiki mentioned before.
On the other hand, if I can request the custom domain modify with my new account there is no problem I have to solve.
GuidaStudenteFilosofia (talk)
Hrm, what do you mean by "has a configuration error"? It may be possible SRE to fix your Phabricator account. Pinging Reception123 here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:51, 7 April 2022 (UTC)
I asked for their help the 15/03/2022, but the account is still broken now and by the fact we need to start the project linked to the wiki, I'm trying to find an alternative solution. GuidaStudenteFilosofia (talk) 08:59, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Leaving Miraheze

Hi - I would like to be locked and vanished, and delete my wiki (I've already marked it as closed). Victor Meschi (talk) 15:36, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Usurp PlantyB0i

Hello there. I am PlantyB0i. I want to get back on the wikis. However, my original account PlantyB0i ( https://awesomegames.miraheze.org/wiki/User:PlantyB0i which is this account by the way) had some problems due to me deleting cookies for a school problem. When the cookies were deleted, I tried to get into my account and I can never get in. Now I made an account PlantyB0i2. Now I need to usurp my original PlantyB0i. Heck, if you want proof of my Discord, go to the Qualitipedia server on Discord and you see my name in the admin's section. I'm gonna have to do proof like this as an indication that the Discord user RareWare64 aka PlantyB0i in the Qualitipedia Discord server is mePlantyB0i2 (talk) 00:03, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

PlantyB0i2, did you verify RareWare64 to PlantyB0i on-wiki using WikiAuthBot? If so, the usurpation request can be done straight away. Otherwise, we will need to post a note here, and wait at least a week or so, to give that user (assuming it was not you, of course) a chance to object to the usurpation request. Alternatively, let me check with my Trust and Safety supervisor, Owen, on another potential option. Dmehus (talk) 00:14, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
Recently I did use the authenticated command for WikiAuthBot and it tells me "authenticated as User:PlantyB0i2". What about the usurpation for my original PlantyB0i account? PlantyB0i2 (talk) 03:06, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
PlantyB0i2, this is now Pictogram voting wait.svg In progress. Please see the link for the timeframe for resolution. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
PlantyB0i, this has now been Yes check.svg done. Please do remember to add, and confirm, your valid e-mail address to your new account, should you forget your password. Additionally, I would also strongly recommend saving your password in a safe place, perhaps using KeePass or LastPass. Finally, if you do opt to enable two-factor authentication on your account, please also save your recovery tokens in a safe place. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 07:17, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Delete Colorpedia

The wiki Colorpedia is old (no contributions for the past 180 days) and per Dormancy Policy, can the wiki creators delete this wiki? Silicona (talk) 19:03, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Silicona, is TheCubee your alternate account, looking at the wiki request? If so, can you login and request this? Dmehus (talk) 19:09, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Silicona, assuming not, having looked into this a bit further, I can confirm the wiki is indeed eligible to be marked for deletion. The only reason it was not was a January 2022 SRE technical reset of all wikis' last RC activity dates. Therefore, in cases like this, Dormancy Policy does allow for manual deletion by Stewards. The reason I'm not sure this would be the best solution, though, is two-fold. Firstly, as an identified en-gb interface language user, why not request colourpedia.miraheze.org? That should be available. Secondly, manually deleting the wiki would not make it available immediately (it's still restorable). You'd still have to wait a minimum of two (2) weeks before it could be dropped by SRE. That's if SRE ran the script to backup and drop deleted wikis in two weeks. It's their discretion when they run that script. So I'd prefer the first option. Dmehus (talk) 19:16, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
No, TheCubee is not my alternate account. Silicona (talk) 19:43, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Silicona, thanks. Let me know how you wish to proceed. Dmehus (talk) 20:03, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Silicona, it looks like that's been decided for you. MarioBonFan requested colorpediawiki be reopened. Thus, you can either (a) hold a local election there requesting bureaucrat and sysop permissions and stating how you plan to revamp the wiki or (b) use Special:RequestWiki to request colourpedia.miraheze.org, defining a clear purpose and scope for your wiki. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:51, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
Can stewards go to User:Silicona/Local election in Colorpedia? Silicona (talk) 18:32, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
Silicona You've not answered my question on why requesting colourpedia.miraheze.org would not work for you. Dmehus (talk) 21:14, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Bot account rename

In accordance with my own request, I'd like to request that User:Arcverbot be renamed to "Chrsbot". — Arcversin (talk) 22:13, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Chrs, though your bot was just renamed from ImportBot barely more than a month ago, I will Yes check.svg accept this global rename request, since it's in keeping with your main account's global rename, with the understanding that you should not request a global rename again without a very compelling reason. Dmehus (talk) 02:32, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Chrs, Yes check.svg Done per above. Dmehus (talk) 02:38, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Backrooms on wikia

I don't have much time to type this, but there is a page on the backrooms wikia that violates fandom guidelines, which could cause the wiki to get shut down. This is one of the largest wikis on wikia, and I don't even know whether it could be moved here. If it dies, 3 years and 2500 pages will be gone. Sheep42 (talk) 13:41, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

I'm not going to give away my wiki, I'm just wondering what to do with the other wiki. Sheep42 (talk) 15:50, 9 April 2022 (UTC)
Are you a local administrator on the other wiki? If so, removing it might be the most logical step to take. Otherwise, if you’re unaffiliated with the Fandom wiki and this page doesn’t exist on the Miraheze version then there’s not much you can do. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:01, 9 April 2022 (UTC)
Use WikiTeam dumpgenerator.py (with difficulty as it currently requires the older Python 2.7) to dump the Backrooms Wiki and then import the dump into Miraheze. --Rob Kam (talk) 17:19, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Delete woodland wiki

Can woodland be deleted? I'm merging it into another wiki.  Anpang📨  01:41, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

@Anpang: This seems to be reasonable and in order; the deletion is Yes check.svg done. --Raidarr (talk) 11:48, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Can someone please reopen Wage's World Wiki?

https://wage10.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=managewiki&user=&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter=&wpfilters%5B%5D=newusers . It is because people can edit things and adding stuff to articles to help the articles. I will see if this works and the wiki could reopen. MarioBobFan (talk) 03:37, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

This wiki was manually shut down and its intended community and creative concept is long defunct. I'm not sure how it's stayed up this long given it was closed down in 2020 I see why, recent changes data was reset probably on the eve of its deletion. Nonetheless, I require a much more compelling case to reopen here, ideally an original operator with contributions to the wiki. For my part I'm going to have to declare X mark.svg Not done. --Raidarr (talk) 11:42, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
I Yes check.svg concur with Raidarr here as well largely per the same or substantially similar rationale. Given the existing contributors, and multiple ones, had log actions and edits which together suggests some sort of coordinated action to close the wiki, I would also decline to reopen on that basis. Additionally, per the recent Dormancy Policy, personal public or private wikis largely or wholly about a certain subject wiki user may only be reopened by the subject user, or by Stewards with consent of either (i) an other party authorized by the subject user or (ii) the subject user themselves. I haven't assessed the extent to which this wiki is about the subject user, if at all, but the Main Page does suggest it may be, at least in part, Wage's personal "diary" of sorts. If there's any pages you wish to retain, you're welcome to export them using Special:Export, but you shouldn't just export all the pages, either. Dmehus (talk) 14:58, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
OK. It could be reopened, and I don't why it hasn't been deleted. MarioBobFan (talk) 22:34, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Given what Raidarr and I have described above, there's actually a more reasonable argument to manual deletion in accordance with Dormancy Policy here. Please also consider reviewing these "battle-tested English Wikipedia Manual of Style style guidelines with respect to indentation of your replies on talk pages (including noticeboards and user talk pages). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:39, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Can you please completely disable an account

Hey you remember a user named, Kingjorbs? Well, he told me recently that he doesn't want to be associated with the site anymore, so can you please disable his name and profile pic on the wikis he's on? Just like this for example: "MirahezeGDPR e86691ebea3a336a8f8643e6b5243b20". It's just to respect his wishes, and the only reason he did that is that he decided to retire from Miraheze as a whole, and just recently he said he didn't want to be associated with the site anymore. Pen567 (talk) 00:06, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Pen567, we can definitely do that, sure, but that will have to be handled by the Trust and Safety team. I'll unlock the account now, so the user can provide a confirmation edit the Trust and Safety team, but can you also have the user e-mail the Trust and Safety team requesting that they want this done? For regulatory compliance purposes, they would also like to know the user's country of residence. Please ensure the user does not post this publicly, but rather e-mails directly to the Trust and Safety team. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:24, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
I am actually an alt of the user, Kingjorbs, and Pen567 just came up to me right now, and asked me to comfirm it, so yeah I want you to completely disable my OG account, as I don't want anything to do with the site anymore, and I used a random email that I can't remember so I can't do what you said. Also, please delete all my comments from the wikis I was on, and I've actually moved on to other things, that I'm not even interested in the site anymore. Also the reason why I did the stuff I did (getting blocked from the wikis I was on, is because I wanted to retire from the site as a whole, and just recently I don't want to be associated with it anymore. So please do me a favor and please completely disable my OG account, and pretty much this one too. Drockson321 (talk) 00:45, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
If I unlock your Kingjorbs account, will you confirm that here? Dmehus (talk) 01:05, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
Drockson321, I've taken the liberty of unlocking your stated alternate account (Kingjorbs). Could you please login with that account and confirm Drockson321 as your alternate account? Additionally, can you confirm that you've e-mailed the Trust and Safety team with the requested information above? Dmehus (talk) 01:40, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes I have confirmed that Drockson is my alt account, and can I have a link to the email address to the Trust and Safety Team? Ik I'm late btw. Kingjorbs (talk) 19:53, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Kingjorbs, Face-smile.svg Thank you for your account confirmation edit. The Trust and Safety team can be reached at ts(at)miraheze.org. In your e-mail message to them, they will also ask you for your country of residence, or, at minimum, whether you reside within either (a) the United Kingdom or (b) the European Economic Area. If you reside outside those geographic areas/locales, they will still process your request, but there are additional regulatory compliance requirements with respect to timelines for action, mainly, with regard to users in those areas. Dmehus (talk) 03:32, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Request an exemption from the dormancy policy: Wordle Hub

Wordle Hub(https://wordles.miraheze.org/, dbname: wordles) is a wiki for compiling a list of all wordle-like games. This wiki has 600+ entries and now it becomes hard to find a new wordle from the web. Based on this, I request an exemption from the dormancy policy. Thank you. Lens0021 (talk) 07:02, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Lens0021, I can take a look at this a bit later, but are you aware that, in many cases, wikis do not need an exemption to Dormancy Policy, as wikis are only closed after sixty (60) days of complete inactivity (i.e., no edits at all, and no local log actions at all, either). Even where wikis are closed, any bureaucrat can reopen the wiki. If bureaucrats are not active, any contributor, or even non-contributor, to that wiki can request a Steward to reopen it, and that would be done, unless it was clear there was a local community decision to close that wiki. Wikis are only marked as deleted after one-hundred eighty (180) days of zero edits, zero local log actions, etc. Even there still, wikis can be undeleted by Stewards, upon request from an existing contributor to the wiki. Dmehus (talk) 07:16, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
I see this would not be urgent. I just thought this will be required in the near future. Thank you for informing me of the details on the dormancy policy. Lens0021 (talk) 08:22, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. Happy to help. I'll take a closer look at your wiki in terms of wiki activity, locally active community, and content on or before this weekend. Dmehus (talk) 02:47, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Why was Thyrtu blocked?

https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Thyrtu . Also, I need the reason of why he was blocked. MarioBobFan (talk) 05:12, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

MarioBobFan, Thyrtu is not blocked on terribletvshowswiki. There were, however, suggestions on the companion wiki of user accounts policy abuse occurring. As such, the user has been now globally locked as an illegitimate sockpuppet of RickERB23, who has been encouraged to take some time away from Miraheze, reflect on their behaviour, and then properly appeal firstly to Stewards when they're willing to abide by and respect our global policies. We will then concurrently assist the user in properly appealing their local blocks. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 05:24, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
Please also note that you do not need to ask at stewards' noticeboard why every user is locally blocked. You should ask these questions locally first. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:26, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
OK. MarioBobFan (talk) 16:00, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Inactive Bureaucrat

Request for removal of Bureaucrat/Founder User:OttoVonBisquick on the carnalinstincts wiki. Reason: User hasn't made any edits/has left the community for over a year (Ref: Contrib). I'm pretty much the sole contributor and Bureaucrat for this wiki. (Ref: Contrib) Transgressor (talk) 10:09, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Transgressor, thank you for your request. Can you please notify the user that you've requested a Steward remove their bureaucrat bit via their locally user talk page if they do not respond to your note (within a week or so of you leaving it) that they wish to retain the local permission? If no response, we can remove it in about 5-7 days or so. If your wiki has other recently active contributors besides yourself, you should also add a note on your wiki's Main Page inviting users to provide any comments on OttoVonBisquick's local user talk page. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:57, 7 April 2022 (UTC)
Dmehus, no response from user. Requesting to proceed with the original issue, thanks. Transgressor (talk) 19:43, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks Dmehus - done: see here. I'll get back to you in 5-7 days or earlier, should I receive feedback. Transgressor (talk)
I've reached out to Transgressor via Discord and confirmed there has been no response since the creation of this request, and indeed no activity for a very long time before. Thus, I have Yes check.svg removed all advanced permissions in light of the user's departure, per CoC regarding 'stepping down' and per reasonable concerns expressed to me regarding access control in light of a founder who evidently went completely absent without notice + the co-manager's near singlehanded development of the wiki since then. --Raidarr (talk) 14:19, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Disable my account

I would no longer like to use the Miraheze site. Can my account be disabled? BraceletyFan77 (talk) 12:54, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

BraceletyFan77, okay, this can be done. Please ensure you have a registered, confirmed e-mail address associated to your accoumt, that you remember your account password, and that you save your recovery tokens, if you have two-factor authentication enabled, as you will need them should you wish to either (a) e-mail Stewards stewards(at)miraheze.org to request an unlock or (b) e-mail the Trust and Safety team later to request an anonymization of your account in accordance with the Data Request Process. If possible, can you please reply here confirming the above conditions to be true? Dmehus (talk) 07:04, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply but yes, I remember my password, but I don't have an e-mail associated with my account. My account can be locked, I'm leaving Miraheze. - BraceletyFan77 (talk) 17:42, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
BraceletyFan77, okay, I will lock your account. It's technically recoverable, but any private data associated with the account will remain with the account in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Policy, of course. Should you wish to change your mind and request removal in accordance with the GDPR, you will need to e-mail the Trust and Safety team at ts(at)miraheze.org, and they will very likely require a confirmation edit, so it will be imperative you remember the account's username and password in that case. Dmehus (talk) 18:32, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 18:42, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

[Ajhalili2006] Request for userpage redirect for my former username

Requesting exemption from dormancy policy for Godherja wiki (godherja.miraheze.org)

Due to the nature of developing a total conversion mod for a game, there will be breaks in activity where all the information is up to date and there isn't much to add until a new patch is dropped. As a result, we would like to request an exemption from the dormancy policy. :)

If you want to check out the mod and its popularity you can check its workshop page: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2326030123 ReciterofPoetry (talk) 02:56, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

@ReciterofPoetry: my apologies for the delay in processing. I see the wiki already has a well developed theme and the content already there. That said I also note the persistent activity, ongoing development and the many areas of the wiki that appear to need expansion or update (red links, stubs, incomplete content/categories and the like). An exemption is best requested when the break of activity is there and when the content is up to date for what it needs to be to its audience, not as a 'preventative measure' earlier in a wiki's development.
So, I'll follow by asking which applies. Is the wiki still in active development? If so, based on the activity so far I think there will be no DP issues and you won't need this until later on when it is more finished, which would help the longevity of the exemption that's put in place (to reiterate, exemptions are 'indefinite' but also subject to periodic review especially when they've been in place longer). If you think it's reached that point and exemption is still needed or you expect the/your activity to dip unusually (less than one/a few updates a month), I can reassess based on the content that is there right now. --Raidarr (talk) 14:02, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
The Wiki has not reached a state of completion just yet. It did enter a hiatus period of seven or eight months a while ago due to one update taking extraordinarily long to release but that was abnormal. That period was the main motive for asking for an exemption since I did need to log in and manually change it several times.
So all that being said, the wiki is indeed still in active development. :) ReciterofPoetry (talk) 00:08, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
ReciterofPoetry, given the above, I think it would be best for you to re-apply for an exemption to Dormancy Policy when your wiki is largely complete. If your wiki's activity is such that you have to reopen your wiki multiple times in a given year, then we could consider an exemption while the wiki is still under construction. Dmehus (talk) 05:31, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
I'll go with that line of thought then, no worries. ReciterofPoetry (talk) 09:08, 29 April 2022 (UTC)