Steward requests/Archive 30

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Can you exempt Food Dye Studios Wiki from Deletion?

This is because, my wiki is almost finished and I don't want my wiki being erased. I want people to able to go to this wiki for visiting information about Super T from the comic book series called, "The Building Showdown". Knowing information about this show and anything that's similar to it. It has some information about the website. Detailing things about what an FDS Account is, its apps and so much more. Kew1119 (talk) 15:47, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Kew1119

Kew1119, thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy. I will aim to review your request later today, but to ensure there's no misunderstanding, most wikis do not need an exemption. This is because they have at least some level of regular activity. You should, therefore, note that wikis are only marked as "closed" after 60 days of complete inactivity (excluding user names and CentralAuth automatically attaching users to your wiki upon their visitation). Wikis are only marked as deleted after 180 days of complete inactivity (excluding the same as above and no log actions, no edits, nothing). They are still restorable at this stage by Stewards upon request of an existing contributor. As well, it's important to note that wiki databases are not dropped when they are marked for deletion; it can be anywhere from a minimum of two weeks after being marked for deletion and indefinitely; the decision is based on SRE's needs. Finally, for public wikis, one of our SRE volunteers regularly uploads XML dumps of all public wikis, usually at least semi-annually. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:00, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

change my name

change it to “that guy in the corner” Poop fart748 (talk) 15:47, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Poop fart748, thank you for requesting a global rename. That username is overly generic and That guy [...] seems to be a meme used by cross-wiki vandalism only accounts. Therefore, if I might ask you to pick a sufficiently specific username to identify yourself, one which doesn't violate our Username Policy, of course. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
How about king of grass Poop fart748 (talk) 18:05, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Poop fart748, King of grass should be fine, yes. Will you plan to keep that name for at least the next 12-24 months, if not longer? Dmehus (talk) 18:12, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Yeah Poop fart748 (talk) 18:16, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
WAIT QUEEN OF GRASS NOT KING Poop fart748 (talk) 18:20, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Poop fart748, locked in, final choice? Dmehus (talk) 18:33, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes Poop fart748 (talk) 18:36, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Poop fart748, thank you. While you may have locked in your choice in name. Unfortunately, recent events have superceded that, and your account is now  locked back up in their sock drawer. Please see also User talk:Octahedron foundation. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:46, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

Enabling SemanticMediaWiki for Conworlds

On behalf of the Constructed Worlds Wiki, I am requesting the SemanticMediaWiki extension to be enabled on the wiki. Thank you!  centrist16 | | 02:02, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

Centrist16, this has been  done. Please note that this is an experimental feature, may be disabled at a moment's notice with or without warning, and that you should retain regular XML dumps of your wiki. There was an uncaught issue that did not produce itself during the testing phase on our test environment. It will require SRE being available to run a MediaWiki maintenance script after the Steward enables. We will update the documentation. Anyway, Universal Omega, has now  re-enabled it following the MediaWiki maintenance script being run. As well, you should know that it disabled your WikiBase Client extension, as it was incompatible. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

Can you please globally lock my account?

I’m starting to lose some interest in these Qualitipedia wikis and feel like I did a bit of a poor job on some of them (e.g. creating lots of articles in very little time on the Shows & Episodes wikis, some were biased and nitpicky - even though it was because of the episodes being in their show articles' bad/good episode lists anyway. Although I stopped doing that in recent months). I’ll still scroll through some of these wikis at times, albeit never signed in. Connall2021 (talk) 13:31, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

@Connall2021: I'm very sorry to see you leave the platform. :( DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:41, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
I share DarkMatterMan4500's thoughts and am sorry to see you leave Miraheze as a user and hope that you will one day decide to rejoin us.  Locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:13, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
Connall2021, I echo Reception123's and DarkMatterMan4500's thoughts as well, and, additionally, wish to let you know to be sure to remember your account password, should you wish to request an unlock of this account. Should you change your mind, you may e-mail Stewards at stewards@miraheze.org. Dmehus (talk) 05:09, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Please Delete TurtleWiki

Following this diff in which both TurtleWiki bureaucrats have agreed to delete the wiki on the pretense that it is a private wiki for personal world-building and the founder no longer wishes the content to be available online, I would like to request said expedited deletion of TurtleWiki. Additionally, if possible, I would like to have all of TurtleWiki's content & data removed from Miraheze, including its content archives (as referenced in the Miraheze ToU). Thank you for understanding, Turtle84375 (talk) 07:45, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

@Turtle84375: while there may be followup with addressing backups and other technical means I am less aware of (especially with the invocation of ToU), the specified wiki is  deleted by reasonable request, natural right as a more private wiki and properly gathered consent. --Raidarr (talk) 10:39, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Thank you, I will await said followup. Turtle84375 (talk) 19:58, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Request for OAuth2 client approval for client ID 9d641669f3adc6d56cdedb54350ea77b

NOTE: This OAuth client approval request was from this Phabricator Maniphest task, but requested to be moved here by an sysadmin for visibility.

I would like to request for consumer client approval of the development OAuth2 client for the Verification Endpoint API Discord bot and details about how we implement it are within this wiki page on Recap Time squad Wiki.

Due to how we deploy stuff in Autocode (we use separate OAuth client ID-secret combo for production, among other secrets), I would like to approve the development OAuth client first, and then I'll request for the production one soon when start shipping features to production in the future. I would also like to remove the OAuth1.0a version of it with its client ID a09e77cfd46050e4d875af5e09579c77 since I decided to use the OAuth2 version of it instead.

@RhinosF1: The code for my OAuth2 client implementation is available for review on https://gitlab.com/RecapTime/infra/rtapp-verify-backend-autocode/-/tree/main, though its not yet production-ready so I'm currently testing it in development deploys and I'm not sure if authorization_code grant type is allowed here since I'm being thrown by some errors saying that grant_type isn't valid during token exchange process. Andrei Jiroh (Miraheze Meta user talk or local wiki | contribs across wiki farm | send email) 15:21, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

I also want to request OAuth client approval for the production client too (client ID: ea15c17b8ac9979831462531453c06e5), since it also uses the same code, through production release processes apply. Andrei Jiroh (Miraheze Meta user talk or local wiki | contribs across wiki farm | send email) 02:54, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your request. A member of SRE will review this soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:33, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Andrei Jiroh, I've asked a member of the SRE team to action your reasonable request. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
Approved, transparent and links to the source code. Paladox (talk) 16:16, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, mate, and also I'll mark this thread as resolved and archived. Andrei Jiroh (Miraheze Meta user talk or local wiki | contribs across wiki farm | send email) 03:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Crappy GachaTubers Wiki

Should this wiki be closed now? The REQC about closing it has been around for a while now. Also, mh:dreadfulrestaurantsandfoodwiki:Dreadful Restaurants and Foods Wiki is closed, however is it possible that the mh:dreadfulrestaurantsandfoodwiki:Hungry Jack's page could be imported to the Chill Place if @TigerBlazer: is okay with it? I would like the page to be kept as it's about more than just the quality of the food and much rather the company overall. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 07:59, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

I'm inclined towards outright deletion of CGTW both by the vote and by its inherent contradiction with the content policy. That said, as an (early) voter on the matter I will defer until I've consulted with Dmehus on taking the action. --Raidarr (talk) 08:42, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
FatBurn0000, there are definitely some pages (at least half) which violate Content Policy, some more seriously and others in a more mild way. In terms of your local RfC, which you only were able to get started due to my disabling the Moderation extension, to allow a community voice besides just the sole bureaucrat and administrator, there is a somewhat weak consensus in favour of either deletion or closure, renaming, and rebranding into a different wiki, focusing on crappy gachatube content/videos, as opposed to chiefly crappy gachatubers/persons, as it is now, looking strictly at the nosecount of four in favour of either deletion or closure, rename, and rebrand and two opposed, including the bureaucrat/sysop, FranciscoLol2009. Ordinarily, I might normally prefer locking the wiki and making it private such cases, to allow for the wiki to be rebranded and rebuilt, but since the original wiki request lacked clarity and specificity, with former wiki creator SA 13 Bro raising concerns, presumably, with respect to Content Policy and former wiki creator Amanda Catherine feeling it was "fine" and approving it (which, as an aside, is a bit ironic since Amanda Catherine was not one of the more liberal wiki creators and SA 13 Bro tended to be, at times, based on my observations). Secondarily, since FranciscoLol2009 has made only two edits and two log actions, one of which was to reinstate the Moderation extension despite not being sufficiently active enough to appropriately moderate edits from non-automoderated users wanting to participate in the discussion, I have no confidence any needed remediation would take place. Moreover, excluding redirects in (Main) namespace, non-Content Policy violation pages, and the local RfC, there were a grand total of less than 10 stub-class (or less) content pages. Thus, there would be no loss in content. Finally, I do feel any renamed and rebranded wiki request, from whoever wants to take it up, whether it be FatBurn0000, FranciscoLol2009, or someone else, should have to go through a more thorough vetting by wiki creators. Accordingly, this has been  deleted. Dmehus (talk) 04:03, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

I request to globally lock my account

I request to globally lock my account. This account is no longer active, and I've since moved to User:ZeusDeeGoose. This is to protect it against vandalism and other malicious purposes. ZeusDeeGod (talk) 20:41, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Confirming here that this is indeed me. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 21:02, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
 Locked Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:44, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

Request to Block Posting@取るに足らないwiki

I request to block User:障害は個性@取るに足らないWiki from posting. This user has been vandalizing pages and we are in the process of requesting a posting block from the local administrator, but the response has been delayed.Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 01:59, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

1108-Kiju  Locally blocked for one month per your articulated rationale. Please do let me know if you see any related or potentially related suspicious behaviour from torunitaranwiki. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 04:28, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I did a lot of reverting on the torunitaranwiki from my recent edits on that wiki. I actually happened to notice the vandalism yesterday, and swiftly reverted the vandalism when it was in progress at the time. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:06, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

Put the Crappy GachaTubers Wiki back up

Greetings, I recently noticed my wiki, Crappy GachaTubers Wiki, got taken down because I was inactive. However, I'd like for the Wiki to be back up, I'll do a few changes to it like:

Removing the Moderation

Updating the Wiki Rules

And more important changes

If the wiki can get back up, I would really appreciate it FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 09:51, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

@FranciscoLol2009: It was actually taken down due to Content policy concerns, and due to the nature of what the wiki's intent was after it was set up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
Not exactly or exclusively, no. Dmehus (talk) 15:56, 23 April 2022 (UTC)
FranciscoLol2009, please see above. There's nothing precluding you from re-requesting a replacement wiki, on a new subdomain, one with a clearer purpose, scope, and topic(s) for your wiki, preferably one which focuses on crappy gachatube content, episodes, or shows, rather than on the tubers, or people, themselves. With less than five or six non-Content Policy violating and non-redirect pages, it should not take you look at all to recreate it. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:56, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

I would like my account locked please

Because I've become obsessed with this platform and I think its time I actually quit for good. I've shared my time enough here. Ninjacleod89 (talk) 19:45, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

Ninjacleod89,  Done, per your request. Please ensure you remember your account password and/or have a current, confirmed e-mail address attached to your account, should you wish to either (a) request an unlock or (b) request to be vanished in some way. Dmehus (talk) 19:49, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

ManageWiki Change Request@空想シリーズ/ふぁんシリーズWiki

Since the bureaucrat rights have been removed from this wiki, it is no longer possible to manage the wiki settings. We also request the reinstatement of the bureaucrat and the removal of the chizunet:special:ManageWiki/permissions/空鉄民(一般)#mw-section-group check, as this wiki is now able to grant itself bureaucrat rights simply by registering an account. Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 05:09, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

1108-Kiju, as an interim measure, I have  removed the autopromotion for that user group, due to their not apparently having been any community consensus for this major permission change. Thanks for cleaning up the inadvertently autopromoted users. This should leave one local administrator, who seems fine, given their volume of local edits. This Japanese user group isn't actually equivalent to bureaucrat, though, as it has no managewiki rights. I will investigate deletion of the custom group and restoration of the bureaucrat group tomorrow, but you'd still need to have a local discussion establishing requirements for bureaucrats to be elected and when it may be revoked. Dmehus (talk) 06:19, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for addressing this.I will raise a discussion about bureaucrats on the said wiki. 1108-Kiju/talk 06:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

I have a question

For some weird reason, I am not able to edit the majority of my preferences on mh:wretchedyoutubevideos:Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki. Does anyone know why? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 10:24, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Editing your preferences (the editmyoptions userright) is only granted to 'crats on that wiki. You can see this at mh:wretchedyoutubevideos:Special:UserGroupRights IAmChaos (talk) 15:15, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
Okay, well, @DarkMatterMan4500: could you fix this? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 02:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
FatBurn0000, this isn't something DarkMatterMan4500 can change. This is in the process of being rectified first here. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:44, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Global block request: there is a user who keeps vandalizing a wiki every one or two days.

Greetings. I am an editor for the CLG Wiki and over the past few months, there has been a user who either keeps constantly blanking pages or replacing all their content with mostly foul language. This user in particular is named DVD Haas. Of all of his alt. accounts, Wheres the brown boy, Jordanene Jordan ene 7439 7 4 3 9, Vuck You, and so much more (see here for a full list, they're all created for the sole purpose of disruptive editing and vandalism. For example, in one page, GBH Productions to be specific, he replaced everything with "Taken from arthur". Not only that, but he has created several spam pages such as one that threatens one of the admins on the CLG Wiki. If you look at the history of these articles, you can see that he vandalizes these pages to such an extent that they not only get destroyed pretty much every day, but it's also easy to trace which accounts he operates. In fact, he can create up to four accounts a day just to vandalize the site. But not just on the CLG Wiki, but also on its sister site as well; Company Bumpers Wiki: [1]

Today, DVD Haas created three accounts, December 19 2007, You look so fat, and Oreo Cookies with the same goal in mind. I have worries that this cycle will continue with little to no measures taken to protect the CLG Wiki if this user will proceed to create multiple sockpuppets every few or so days with no end on sight. So, I am looking to see if you stewards can do anything regarding this ongoing conflict. Specifically, is it possible that a user who attacks a wiki for weeks on end be IP banned or globally blocked? --Camenati (talk) 23:59, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

@Camenati: We are well aware of this user constantly creating new sockpuppet accounts to circumvent local blocks and global locks by misusing multiple web hosts or open proxies, kind of like the other 2 users who's also been doing this for months, with the former doing this for nearly 10 months as of this writing, and the latter doing this since back in June 2021. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:08, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
Camenati, it is not DVD Haas, despite some local administrators on that/those wikis claiming that it is. Any sock vandal accounts are locked on sight, so your best bet is to report them at #miraheze-cvt on IRC. As well, Stewards will typically perform a CheckUser to soft rangeblock the underlying IP address(es). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:51, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy Exemption for the STARHOPPER Wiki

Hello,

I'd like to request an exemption to the dormancy policy for my wiki located at https://starhopper.miraheze.org/wiki

My reasoning:

It is a wiki meant to archive information sourced from a far more disorganized worldbuilding Discord server I operate in tandem with a friend group. The Discord is private between myself and contributors, but having the wiki allows us to share information to a public viewer base, which ultimately lets fans achieve a deeper and more cohesive understanding of Starhopper lore and artwork without the need to invite them to a disorganized Discord server hosting channels for all the various topics.

Transcribing information from the Discord server currently is an arduous process, and even when the bulk is finished, the Discord server hosts fairly irregular discussion over details in the setting, and whenever some facet of lore is fully established, it is deemed fit to put up onto the wiki and made accessible to others.

My concern is that there may be periods where the project is shelved for some time, potentially exceeding the dormancy policy standards.

I understand that storage space is a premium, and the content I and my friends create is purely for entertainment, but if there is at all a possibility I may have the wiki permanently active, or at least amended to have a far greater lifespan before being considered for deletion, I would be very grateful.

Thank you for your time and patience. EXOBIOTA (talk) 07:03, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

EXOBIOTA, before considering this request, when did you create this wiki, and are you aware that wikis will be unaffected by Dormancy Policy so long as there is at least one logged action or minor edit every sixty (60) days? Furthermore, wikis as such can be reopened by any local bureaucrat, or by a Steward upon request of an existing wiki contributor/editor, via stewards' noticeboard or requests for reopening wikis. Finally, if there's been no edits or logged actions in more than 180 calendar days, they're merely marked for deletion, but still restorable by Stewards under the same conditions. Dmehus (talk) 05:54, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

how do you adopt a page

how do i adopted a page to keep from getting deleted Pantaouma (talk) 16:06, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Can you explain what you mean by this? Do you mean “adopt a wiki”? Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:18, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
To simply ask to open a wiki so it can be edited, there is this request board. To adopt it in the traditional sense, I made a page (a blog, really) about it. --Raidarr (talk) 12:15, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Request to Block Posting@MWペディア

I request to block User:Eye dont no@MWペディア from posting. This user has been vandalizing pages and we are in the process of requesting a posting block from the local administrator, but the response has been delayed.Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 11:18, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Followup edit that this appears to have been locally managed. --Raidarr (talk) 12:13, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Can you delete the following wikis and my account?

Could you delete both the New England (ne.miraheze.org) and Sahrawi Mock Election (sadr.miraheze.org) wikis? I plan to do another wiki with another account too, so maybe consider disabling this one too. Thanks! BenIsEditing (talk) 12:29, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

@BenIsEditing: Both wikis are now  deleted, you being the founder/only contributor on them. I must ask though - is account disabling (a lock) necessary? You'd be set with a name change here if you wanted to restart. --Raidarr (talk) 16:35, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

I request the deletion of the following wikis

Hello everyone. I apologize in advance. I request the removal of the following wikis for several reasons and the main one is for some errors made that prevent the wiki from progressing and others that are for tasks in Phabricator but I prefer the removal:

  • ucronias.miraheze.org
  • ucroniasalt.miraheze.org
  • hispano76.miraheze.org
  • hispano67.miraheze.org

Thanks. Hispano76 (talk) 20:47, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

@Hispano76: to be honest I'm not sure what you mean with your rationale, but as you are the founder/only contributor and there isn't much on them in any case, this has been  Done for all four. --Raidarr (talk) 16:48, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Can anyone tell to Rangerkid51 that I want to talk to him please

 Oscargerardo (talk) 00:25, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

Please can I talk to Rangerkid51 please, I want to tell him that I regret for what I did, I am now more mature and I change my attitude, I am so sorry for everything, I can speak Spanish and English,@Rangerkid51 I am so sorry for everything, my problem was that I exaggerate the crimes with many villains and in many cases the villains never committed that crimes I know that, I learned my lesson@Rangerkid51, I know that this is my second time that I am banned, I ask you to forgive me, I am with shame for what I did I swear to everybody, I there is something that I can do to be reemded for you and for all this community I will do, I am so try and I regret everything for what I done, I like story and I want to study internationals relations for the next year, forgive me for everything, I understand the situation, I speak and understand the English and Spanish, if you give me a second chance it won't happen again I swear to you and to everybody in this community, this is my only account, I don't have more accounts, Oscargerardo is the only one, good night and have a great day Oscargerardo (talk) 00:49, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
@Oscargerardo: Then it's best if you reached out to him on his talk page here on Meta, seeing as he has effectively disabled your ability to edit your own talk page. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:24, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
ok thank you Oscargerardo (talk) 01:50, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
but this is my question, how can I find him in this page and talk to him, thank you so much for your time and patience Oscargerardo (talk) 01:52, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
@Oscargerardo: DarkMatterMan's link is the right page. While it does not exist, Rangerkid51 will still be notified if he checks Meta and/or has global notifications on. If you leave a message and don't have a reply in a week, feel free to follow up here and I'll notify him locally. --Raidarr (talk) 16:37, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
Oscargerardo, since Rangerkid51 has an apparent local blocking practice of revoking user talk page access without there having been misuse of user talk pages, as you've made a clear apology here and here, and since he may not have cross-wiki Echo notifications enabled or may not check them regularly, locally engaged with Rangerkid51 and requested he unblock you, with some additional advice. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 09:01, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
I have change and I am a new man, I promise to all of you Oscargerardo (talk) 21:36, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you so much Oscargerardo (talk) 21:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
I really appreciate that Oscargerardo (talk) 21:30, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
You won't regret this decition, I promise Oscargerardo (talk) 21:31, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Enable Hit Counters and increase Expensive Parser Function Limit

On behalf of the Constructed Worlds Wiki, I am submitting two requests: 1) to enable the Hit Counters extension and 2) to increase the expensive parser function limit there to 250.  centrist16 | | 16:55, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

Centrist16,  Done (#1 and #2). With regard to $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit, I've increased it to 200 for now, as I'd prefer to take a "wait and see" approach before increasing further. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 08:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Please allow HitCounters extension for obeymewiki

I would please like my wiki - www.obeymewiki.com - to be allowed to use the HitCounters extension. Clarasiir 02:15, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Clarasiir,  Done. Dmehus (talk) 08:46, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks very much! Clarasiir 10:09, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Clarasiir, no problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 10:31, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Can someone please delete these blog posts?

https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Sheldon_J._Plankton_(SpongeBob_SquarePants,_Seasons_6-8) https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Squidward_Tentacles_(SpongeBob_SquarePants,_Seasons_6-8) MarioBobFan (talk) 02:26, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

I'll handle those, as there wasn't really a need to bring this up on the Stewards' noticeboard. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:35, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
Can you please delete this? https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/wiki/Blog:Sheldon_J._Plankton_(SpongeBob_SquarePants,_Seasons_6-8,_repost) MarioBobFan (talk) 02:51, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
OK. MarioBobFan (talk) 02:36, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Can and should I become an admin?

Requesting to increase $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit

Hello, I'm a bureaucrat on "https://grayravens.com" (database name: "pgrwiki"). We would like to request to increase the Expensive Parser Function Limit ($wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit) on our wiki from 99 to at least 200 (250 if possible?). The reason behind this is because we have some pages where we use plenty of Expensive Parser Functions and 99 is simply not enough for some pages. Increasing it to at least 200 would help a lot and we shouldn't run into more issues for quite some time if it's increased. Spectrazzz (talk) 09:33, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

@Spectrazzz: after conferring with SRE, I've  gone ahead and raised your EPFL to 200. I would say, try it out for a while and see how it affects page performance, and feel free to follow up on the 250 if it's unsatisfactory. In that case we can take a closer look at the pages that are still causing trouble. --Raidarr (talk) 17:39, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Repuest for new extension

Hello.Can you introduce mw:special:mylanguage/extension:createdpagelist?Thank you. Rigany (talk) 14:53, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Hi. You can enable it yourself via Special:ManageWiki/extensions. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
  • (Sorry for being late!)Thank you for replying.Is it possible to implement this on all wikis? by Rigany ·Talk·Wikimail 13:18, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
    Rigany in the interest of providing as much of a 'blank slate' for users as possible, Miraheze is very conservative about adding extensions to wikis 'by default'. It's not impossible, but something you may need to make a discussion here for a wider range of input. I do see the utility in this. --Raidarr (talk) 12:12, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you very much.I will request this another time. by Rigany ·Talk·Wikimail 15:09, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Is a local election necessary here?

I requested reopening eldenring.miraheze.org recently after it was abandoned last September. There were basically no edits before the closure anyway, so I'm more or less salvaging the domain as its now sole contributing user. I set up a local election to get bureaucrat/administrator permissions, per what I've read from the site policies, but given there are no other active users I'm wondering if it's necessary? Feels a bit silly to wait for a week for an election that will most likely have no contest, especially when it's been running for a few days already. Sorry if I'm jumping the gun here, not sure how strictly the policies are enforced. — praske talk 15:25, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Given that you are the only active user (and indeed, you're the only other contributor aside from the founder), your apparent commitment to the wiki's concept and apparent effort to understand Miraheze operation, I am comfortable going ahead and  calling the election in your favor with authorization to do whatever needs to be done for the wiki's continued development. --Raidarr (talk) 17:58, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Lock Netherite

This is a legacy sockpuppet of mine, please lock the account. -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 01:14, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

 Yes, this is Bukkit's legacy sock account. Netherite (talk) 01:17, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Bukkit, with thanks for the confirmation edit, this has now been  done; however, I have seen this account before and, at no time, did I suspect it to be your alternate account. Indeed, it was even globally renamed from SkepticRaids to Netherite here. In that request, you simply stated your reasoning for requesting a global rename was "[t]he name sounds pretty good. I use this name on phabricator," not mentioning that you also had existing existing wiki user accounts and even Phabricator accounts. You even requested a wiki and asked a question of DarkMatterMan4500 via his user talk page, despite, I'm pretty sure, you and DarkMatterMan4500 having had interactions under your main account. Can you see now how this can be deceptive, particularly after my having refused further global rename requests of your main account? While it's good you've proactively self-requested this lock, I am nonetheless now even more reluctant to amend or make your global user restriction less restrictive. I would be happy to discuss my reasons why privately, if you'd like, but won't be until Monday or Tuesday evening. Additionally, do you have any other sleeper socks to self-disclose? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 06:46, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Your user has been indefinitely blocked due to abuse of multiple accounts

Hello, since this user has been indefinitely blocked on the CLG Wiki, Your user has been indefinitely blocked on CLG Wiki Dream Logos by Poocian but not edited. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 05:43, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Muhammad Alfarezal, thank for this request. As I'm not seeing where you have been clearly warned first, ideally multiple times, I've locally engaged with the CLG blocking administrator requesting they unblock you. Separately, I've done similarly with the Dream Logos blocking administrator. Dmehus (talk) 08:19, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Delete empty global account

Hello, Sysop 123 is an empty global account, can you delete it? Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 13:15, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

We don't normally delete accounts but this is a strange case. This is probably something that needs SRE to watch though so please ping us before touching anything. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:28, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
 Done I have deleted the empty global account. John (talk) 15:33, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: @John: Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 16:27, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Diego Ledezma

Hello, and Diego Ledezma uploading a Disney Channel logos and 20th Century Studios logos, but Diego Ledezma got reported on User Reports on CLG Wiki, but indefinitely blocked due to adding fake logos. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 23:23, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Re-open K-pop Wiki

Months ago I gave my previous account called Black Mamba to a friend via IRC because I didn't plan to use it anymore, but when I wanted to edit on the wiki I had created I realized that I had forgotten that I had administrator and bureaucrat permissions on that wiki and now I can't re-open it for that reason. Is there any way to solve that? Thanks. Yuji (talk) 03:11, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

My friend solved it in time. Yuji (talk) 04:27, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
@Yudi: Hello, K-pop wiki isn't closed. AlPaD (talk) 11:23, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
@Yuji: For future reference, what you (well, your friend) need here is to use Special:UserRights on the wiki to grant both you and your friend's account access to administrator and bureaucrat, which would make you joint operators of the wiki and allow you to return/reopen when needed, eliminating the many issues that come with sharing accounts in this way. Even just Bureaucrat for yourself is all that's needed to reopen the wiki. Best of luck with it, in any case. --Raidarr (talk) 12:09, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Could I please hold a bureaucrat election for my wiki?

Hello, My friend/co-manager of my contest contacted a member of your team earlier today in request of changing bureaucrat of my song contest. I believe I have followed the right method on how to follow the election process you told us to follow. The wiki page is Majestic Song Contest with the talk page we created for the notice provided in the link below: https://majesticsongcontest.miraheze.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page

Any help or further guidance would be amazing, Thank you in advance. Benjamin Hardie (talk) 21:27, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Benjamin Hardie, who is seeking election as a bureaucrat on that wiki, and where is the local election? If you're just looking to have the election locally advertised, I can definitely add a local sitenotice for you on that wiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
I am looking to become the bureaucrat on the wiki, taking over from one of the previous managers (the current bureaucrat).
I added the information onto the link I sent you which will serve as the page where individuals will be able to voice their objections towards me being made bureaucrat. I will promote the wikipedia page on our facebook group (for the contest) so individuals are made aware of it.
It would be perfect if you could add a local sidenote onto the wiki. Benjamin Hardie (talk) 22:02, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
Benjamin Hardie,  Done. I'll follow up with your local election request next weekend. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 09:10, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Benjamin Hardie,  Done, please do see my closing commentary. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:43, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

Enable Semantic MediaWiki

On behalf on RTS I am requesting that Semantic MediaWiki is enabled please. Thanks, BlackHawk (talk) 15:38, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

BlackHawk, this LGTM, but I'll need to check and make sure an SRE team member is around prior to enabling this. Dmehus (talk) 05:58, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus Thanks, I appreciate it. BlackHawk (talk) 09:32, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
This is  in progress.... I'll update you when all done. Dmehus (talk) 09:22, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
 Done ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:42, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Administrative/procedural note: the above {{done}} indicates that the SRE volunteer completed the required running of the MediaWiki maintenance script following the Steward enabling of Semantic MediaWiki on your wiki. RhinosF1 is thanked for his prompt response in running this script. Dmehus (talk) 10:29, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
BlackHawk,  Done. Dmehus (talk) 09:59, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Dmehus Thanks! Would it be possible to also add Semantic Scribunto to work along side SMW please? This would be a huge help! BlackHawk (talk) 14:07, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

Wipe my wiki off existence, please, oh and my account too, thanks,

Oh, I have to write this too? I honestly have no idea how any of this work, I just wanna get rid of my wiki since I'm moving to fandom, since it's better so far I don't have much stuff in it, just a bunch of empty pages and categories, and i'm the only one in it, that's pretty much it Pedru (talk) 10:55, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

@Pedru: I'm sorry to see you go. Hope you come back someday. :( DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:22, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
@Pedru: The wiki is now  deleted by request, per the details you've given.
Accounts on Miraheze are not deleted; only locked (preventing login/use) or 'vanished' to a maximum extent (renamed, stripped of user info and made inaccessible). The latter would be handled by Trust and Safety and take a bit of time, while a lock can be done immediately. I'd consider either option overkill since the account can just be abandoned normally, but it's up to you. --Raidarr (talk) 14:00, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Please allow HitCounters extension for szk.miraheze.org

I would please like my wiki - szk.miraheze.org - to be allowed to use the HitCounters extension. Lalo5555 (talk) 16:55, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

@Lalo5555: as your wiki is very small ('hits' wise), this is  done without scruple. I mention this because HitCounters is a bit experimental on Miraheze and is being tried out for performance, so there is a chance it may disappear if it causes a problem. --Raidarr (talk) 08:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! Lalo5555 (talk) 09:34, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy Exemption Policy

Hi, I wrote back in mid March to see if I could get an exemption to dormancy checkmark on my page, someone responded but I never heard anything further. Is this something I can get please? Thank you, Ellohyin
My previous post with steward response is pasted below.
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) Ellohyin (talk) 10:17, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

Just putting a pin on this post to avoid it being prematurely archived; I have heard that Dmehus intends to catch up on these things within the week, though I admit the timeline may not be reassuring considering initial archiving and I'll be looking at catchup soon if this timeline is no longer feasible. --Raidarr (talk) 19:25, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

Good morning. Based on edit patterns and virtually identical excuses for style and rule violations, the All The Tropes staff believes that "Iloveicecream", a user banned both locally and globally for ban evasion four months ago, has resurfaced at All The Tropes under several accounts created over the last few weeks. We would like to request a Checkuser against Iloveicecream and new users Crazymonkey, ObstinateOwlbear0, Happybirthday, and Troper1 to determine if this is indeed the case. (In the latter case more because of the account name's similarity to Iloveicecream's banned sockpuppet Thistroperz than for any edits; the user has made no significant edits but due to the proximity of its creation to edits by Crazymonkey we suspect it may be a sockpuppet being held in reserve on the expectation of the other account(s) being banned.)

Thank you. Looney Toons (talk) 13:06, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Additionally, the editing styles of Crazymonkey, ObstinateOwlbear0, and Happybirthday are so similar that they appear to be sockpuppets of each other even if they aren't connected to Iloveicecream. --Robkelk (talk) 13:31, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Looney Toons and Robkelk, firstly, you should know that in accordance with the Miraheze Privacy Policy, CheckUser data is not retained longer than ninety (90) calendar days since the user last edited, performed a log action, or otherwise logged in on a given wiki. As such, there would be no technical data Thistroperz and Iloveicecream. There may exist very limited data within the CheckUser log, as described and illustrated here; however, given the limited number of diffs that were, in my view and likely raidarr's as well, suggestive of possible account abuse here (whether sockpuppetry or coordinated meatpuppetry), I would not be comfortable using that as a basis for any sort of global action. Moreover, while the three more contemporary users may well be technically similar, the behavioural evidence is too weak, in my view, to warrant anything more than a friendly advisory to the user of user accounts policy, to follow it, and how to disclose any alternate accounts they may or may not have, as it's equally possible the user accounts just merely share a similar geographic location or some other reason (such as meatpuppetry, or legitimate uses of an alternate account, which could include desktop versus mobile accounts). In other words, I would suggest more firmly, but in still a friendly manner, pointing the user to user accounts policy, to the AllTheTropes' relevant local policies, and then just monitoring for similar accounts behaving in an even more similar fashion. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 04:44, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
I do recommend the UAP advisory, as I did find technical links between two out of the three (too little for me to go on with Obstinate) and I could see at least some editing resemblance, but in my own scan there was indeed not enough to go on between backreading of suspects (iloveicecream, thistroperz) and technical evidence to a) link them, either all of them or all three that Rob narrows down or b) consider the discovered links too egregious. I have next to nothing to go on for Troper1 particularly. But in CU investigation I am the junior partner and must agree that I'm working on fumes for this. --Raidarr (talk) 08:51, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you both for your efforts and response. We'll do as you advise. Looney Toons (talk) 13:32, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

Unblock me in 1 wiki

Please can you unblock me in loathsome characters wiki because portrock1566 unfairly blocked me for my misbehavior but one year passed which means that i will ready for my best to change better behavior. Sadly portrock1566 has been inactive now rendering me impossible to lift my ban. I want to be a changing from nobody to an ordinary better user due to learning what i was done. Four tildes QwertyMan'65 (talk) 05:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC) QwertyMan'65 (talk) 05:19, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

I am sure that portrock1566 is not the only existing administrator on this wiki and as such any other local administrator can consider your appeal and proceed to unblock you if they think that is the correct action to be taken. I do not think that Stewards should interfere with local blocks except in exceptional circumstances as local wikis should make their own rules depending on the local circumstances. If I am incorrect and there are really no other active administrators on this wiki I think electing a new administrator would be better in any case than Stewards taking over and only if that is not possible should Stewards intervene in my opinion. --DeeM28 (talk) 07:37, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
@DeeM28: and @QwertyMan'65: appealing to local administrators is indeed preferred, and the wiki does have a number of admins (almost completely new from the time of the block). Unfortunately I'm aware of those wikis having an incredibly awful administration issue right now - there's been an initiative to replace an administration that was 'grandfathered in' from similar wikis and has next to no interest administrating that one, but the bureaucrats involved have one way or another failed to make it happen (one straight up retired before getting it done). I'm seriously considering an intervention as a Steward to resolve that problem so there are actually locally active admins to process anything, let alone deal with appeals. I'm skeptical of it ever having a good balance, but suffice to say it's a bit broken on both related character wikis.
But there is a chance here to get remediation from @DarkMatterMan4500: as the current sole bureaucrat of that wiki, both to process the appeal and facilitate an active and locally invested administration.
Aside from that I've seen Dmehus locally intervene with blocks he feels were unwarranted ranging from inquiring to overriding, citing CoC. But, above crisis nonwithstanding I don't believe that is necessary here yet. If there really were zero admins I believe it would be grounds to both elect locally invested parties and bring matters to Steward or even GS inquiry until the dust has settled. --Raidarr (talk) 08:21, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Not to worry though. I will be unblocking QwertyMan'65 at some point today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Hello excuse me this is qwertyman'65. i want talk with darkmatterman4500, why you still not unblock me despite your promise? it's someday but yet you did not unblock me now on loathsome characters wiki and still shows the bold text "Your username or IP address has been blocked." means you lied to me, please unblock me now! I want to evovle my behavior in the future for better! QwertyMan'65 (talk) 10:44, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

@QwertyMan'65: I have  unblocked you on that wiki just a few minutes ago. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:52, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy exemption swests.org

Hi! I would like to add a dormancy policy exemption for swests.miraheze.org. This Wiki is meant for young researchers not yet familiar with the research field of STS. It will be updated very sporadically, and is meant as an editable and permanent signpost for STS in Sweden. FrancisLee (talk) 12:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy exemptions are generally only handed out to established "wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited", "wikis made for time-based gatherings, i.e. wikis used to plan bi-yearly or yearly events" and a few others. Based on all of that, it would seem that your newly created wiki would be ineligible for such an exemption. Once your wiki has more content then you should return to the Stewards' noticeboard to request an exemption if you require one. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:55, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for the information. The Wiki is now in a more presentable state, and I hope you can revisit your decision.
We are a collection of about 500 researchers who are loosely affiliated. But we need a web presence for new PhD students to find our departments, our mailing list, and our conferences. (see our sister network in denmark https://www.dasts.dk/)
Our Swedish community's problem is that we don't have a central web presence, and we don't have a central organizing committee. This is a problem for newcomers to our field of research, and it can be solved with a Wiki.
I organized our national conference last week, where we discussed this problem. (see here: https://swests.org/wiki/STS_Dagarna). I have added information about the bi yearly conferences (and their programs) that is not available elsewhere. So this will also be the used as a repository for conferences that happen only once.
At the conference last week we decided we needed a wiki for newcomers to the field. To help them get in touch, to help them find our email list, the departments that are active, etc.
You can see our google group/mailing list has run from 2006. https://groups.google.com/g/sts_sverige. So we have a continuous interest in our research field, but we need also a continuous, stable, and editable presence for our field of research.
So the solution is a wiki where members can edit when there is a need. These edits are expected to happen very infrequently, as we mainly communicate on our mailing list. But we do need a wiki webpresence that isn't updated a lot. But we DO need specifically need a wiki that is updated very infrequently to allow different people to collaborate on the content as it changes.
In essence, I don't foreseee that the Wiki will be updated a lot. But it is a really important starting point for our field of research. So it would be great if we based on these needs could get an exemption from the policy.
Pretty please! FrancisLee (talk) 09:53, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
This request was initiated and is currently taking place with Stewards by email. --Raidarr (talk) 12:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption for wiki.zymonic.com

Please could we have the dormancy exemption for our Wiki, it is aimed as a reference for developers using the Zymonic framework and only changes when we add new how-to guides or functionality is changed.

Many thanks,

Alex Masidlover Amasidlover (talk) 07:28, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

@Amasidlover: given the wiki is thoroughly developed, has a viable readership, and has a clear need in light of irregular updates, this is now  done. --Raidarr (talk) 12:56, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption for 2 wikis

superwiki & smallvillewiki. Content on both wikis is encyclopedic and read by people. Both of them are actually still active but for some reason keep going inactive every week or so. Ora & D (talk) 13:33, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Please block user from viewing our wiki due to stealing content

The user Midnightbara has been taking massive amounts of content from our wiki word for word that they did not create and is posting it the the old wiki that we moved away from. I have blocked them from editing, but to prevent further stealing I would like them to be blocked from even viewing our wiki. Before creating an account they did make an edit with their IP address, which is: 2600:8801:ab15:5900:686d:71db:61c5:e480

I have reported the thefts to Fandom wiki as well, but have not had good experiences with them recently and feel they may just allow the stealing to continue. Clarasiir 10:14, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

Speaking as an SRE member, such a request is abrasive, near impossible to enforce (the user could just use a VPN to bypass an IP block) and will not be done. If they are moving content over to the old wiki without proper attribution, in violation of the license in which you published your work (CC-BY-SA 4.0) then you could issue a copyright complaint to Fandom requesting that the content be properly attributed to your wiki or be removed.
I would like to note that technically speaking, if someone correctly attributes content that they got from your wiki, they technically aren’t stealing because all works on the wiki are published under a copyleft license meaning that anyone can use your work as they wish as long as they attribute it back to your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 10:23, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
Everything they are taking is indeed without any mention of proper attribution at all. They are the only one credited as the person adding the content, they neither link back to or even mention our wiki, and they make no effort to even pretend the content isn't directly copied by even changing a word or two of the content they are taking. As I said, I did contact Fandom with a takedown request, but I do not expect Fandom to care in the least or do anything about this, so I don't know what else to do. Clarasiir 10:37, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
They probably won’t care if you contact their normal customer service team. Per their Terms of Use, it would appear that to file a copyright complaint pursuant to the DMCA, you must email [email protected] with the subject “Claim of copyright infringement.” If you elect that path, I would suggest getting a DMCA takedown template from the internet and using that in order to minimize the hoops you have to go through with their Legal Team. (This is not legal advice) Agent Isai Talk to me! 10:55, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
I'll try going that route then, but I don't have much hope anything will come of it. Clarasiir 11:06, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
@Clarasiir: what you're asking is technically impossible without restricting visibility on the entire wiki to anyone. Even the block from editing does not effectively stop them, and does nothing unless the edits they make are sabotage. I'm sorry for this to be happening, but from a Miraheze perspective there is nothing practical we can do with this - it's an inherent risk and only Fandom can push back data which could be gained freely and posted anywhere. This will still be up for other volunteers to review and consider options for if they're more savvy in getting Fandom's attention with this.--Raidarr (talk) 10:30, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
@Clarasiir: Note that even you restrict visibility of your wiki, if your wiki is crawled and archived in https://archive.org, the old content will be still visible. Therefore it will be best to submit a request to fandom as what Agent Isai had said. —Matttest (talk) 13:52, 14 May 2022 (UTC)

Enable the Hit Counters extension

Hello! Please help me enable the Hit Counters extension. LH GRELLA (talk) 09:49, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

@GRELLA: it is now  done, please report back if you encounter issues. --Raidarr (talk) 17:09, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you very much! <3
After 100 views, the counter on the page is updated once a day, is this normal? Is it possible to disable the delay? GRELLA (talk) 08:44, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
@GRELLA:, apologies for delay - I believe this is to anonymize the results, but someone more directly familiar with the extension could say more. --Raidarr (talk) 23:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Request for revertation to an action to mh:unbooks’ interwiki table

I am hereby to request for a revert to a modification to unbooks’ interwiki table without prior community consensus. The action is done by a global interwiki admin called 黑底屍. In accordance to the Interwiki Administrators, in order to modify any local wiki’s interwiki table, there must be either (i) local community consensus or (ii) the action executer is a local bureaucrat in the local wiki. However, he doesn’t fit any of the requirements (he is only a local sysop and there is no consensus). Therefore, a revert is requested here. I am looking forward for any Stewards’ reply here, thanks. —Matttest (talk) 01:49, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

Hello, would you like all the logged actions mentioned there reverted? Universal Omega (talk) 02:14, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Universal Omega: Please only revert the action that is done on 12 May 2022. The older actions should not be reverted as at that time he was a bureaucrat, thanks. —Matttest (talk) 02:33, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
There was 16 changes done at that time. Would you like them all reverted? Universal Omega (talk) 02:36, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Universal Omega: Yes, please revert all those actions. --Matttest (talk) 03:04, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm actually just asking so Stewards don't have to later. If this was indeed done to remove prefixes with no justification or community consensus, this seems to have been an abuse of global interwiki administrator rights, and as such I'd prefer to leave this request in the hands of Stewards rather than in my own capacity as another global interwiki administrator. This is arguably under Stewards' jurisdiction anyways, as it is a local dispute of actions done by other members of the community (with unwarranted use of global permissions), and requesting a revert of it, which Stewards handle such disputes, so to not involve myself in this local dispute, I'll leave further action to Stewards. Universal Omega (talk) 03:16, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. Ping Dmehus and Raidarr since you both are more familiar in this case. The action 黑底屍 have done is an abuse of global interwiki admin rights as stated above, so I hope it is not confused as the same as the unbooks' dispute, thanks. --Matttest (talk) 03:27, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
For other stewards: an inquiry to his action asking him about his action is on here. —Matttest (talk) 13:15, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
The unauthorized changes will be reverted shortly and discussion including 黑底屍 is ongoing to a) demonstrate the problem and b) seek a final close to this chapter, which frankly looks like yet another continuation of the unbooks drama that has gone on far enough. The action here is indeed a matter of policy, but the cause and background is intrinsically linked to the sticky unbooks mediation business. It's become a bit boring. While I know it can be argued I do not believe further action is necessary immediately, but that doesn't preclude other followup as needed. --Raidarr (talk) 23:45, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
For users who are interested in following the unbooks' dispute, a vote concerning his misuse of sysop rights in unbooks is started at mh:unbooks:伪基文库:管理員解任投票/黑底屍/第二次, currently with 3 existing contribtors in unbooks voted support for his removal of adminship. This vote will end at 20/5/2022. I hope stewards won't take any actions before this vote for removal is ended. I have also asked him to see if he wants to debate against my accuses, but he have chosen not to do this given that he doesn't answer my reply while he is actually active. He also doesn't gave evidences with links about his accuses against me - where did I added content that is out of unbooks' scope. The previous vote I started asking for his removal for adminship, is announced as invalid since the voting users are not existing contributors, except me, which does not qualify for overwhelming community consensus. If any stewards think that this vote I started again is also invalid due to some reasons, please state below, thanks. -- Matttest (talk) 08:14, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
For greater clarity, as the unbookswiki is currently the subject of a tripartite dispute, there are no current bureaucrats. As such, 黑底屍, as a former bureaucrat, is authorized to make constructive interwiki table changes, discussed or not. However, 黑底屍 is also formally cautioned that their interwiki table changes must not cause disruption in any way. Similarly, if challenged as a to a change, they must revert the interwiki table change(s) in dispute and engage in a discussion, then asking Raidarr or I (or another Steward) to assess the consensus after a reasonable period of time. Similarly, going forward, Matttest must first engage with 黑底屍 at the user's talk page before bringing the dispute here. Finally, together with Raidarr and the parties in dispute, we will aim to bring a resolution to this dispute within the next 7-10 calendar days. Dmehus (talk) 04:53, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
If the disputed interwiki changes 黑底屍 made have not already been reverted, I would urge 黑底屍 to revert their changes. Thanks. :) Dmehus (talk) 04:55, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Hello, the interwiki table has been reverted by Agent Isai authorized by Raidarr. I have tried to engage with him, asking him if he have anything to say against my accuses or accept my conditions given (my bottom line) at his unbooks talk page, but the fact is that he refuses to communicate when he has made interwiki changes - meaning that he must have noticed that I left have a message at his talk page, but he don’t want to reply. If he is not replying when he actually noticed my message, then I think I can bring the dispute here, since not replying should not be a shield to protect himself from any Steward action. The unbooks’ vote will end tomorrow, and still now I cannot see any convincing arguments made by 黑底屍 or other users debating against my accuses, there is only 3 support users with no oppose. -- Matttest (talk) 09:09, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Delete Wiki

Hi I would like to remove this wiki (https://plagueinc.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page), for a little context, the Plague Inc. wiki community suggested the idea of changing wiki host, among them we chose Miraheze because several people recommended us this platform. The wiki that was created on Miraheze, was mainly to test how it would look like, but we had several problems with adapting the CSS and HTML of the templates to the articles, although some of them worked and were adapted with CSS, some of them have presented problems when imported into Miraheze. We really appreciate that Miraheze allowed us to have a wiki, Miraheze has a lot of extensions and a good mobile interface. But due to problems with CSS and HTML it has been difficult for us. That's why most of the wiki users voted that it was better to stay with our current host, since the wiki has been hosted there since 2012, also the Portuguese speaking wiki users were not very happy with the change of host, I hope you understand and please remove this wiki, since it will not be edited by any Plague Inc. wiki user. Your work is very much appreciated, besides Miraheze is a great platform, but we had problems importing images and templates, honestly it would be much more work than we already have, so please remove the wiki. DigitalSeb01 (talk) 03:19, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Unfortunate, but no harm done especially with you as the sole contributor and not much being there; let us know if you change your mind in the immediate future and wish to troubleshoot more, otherwise the wiki is  deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 08:46, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

enabling greyed out extensions

hi steward, I am forwarded from community portal to here at your noticeboard. I want to enable few greyed out extensions which is necessary for my purpose. The extensions are as follows:

  • LinkTitles
  • Hit Counters

regards, Largedu.miraheze.org Amrit (talk) 05:38, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Amrit, as your wiki is quite small, both in users and total pages, this is  done (#1 and #2). Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 05:46, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Request for Permissions to be Added@Mh:chizunet

The permissions of bureaucrat have been removed from this wiki and it is no longer possible to manage the wiki settings and change user permissions. I raised a discussion on Mh:chizunet:空想シリーズ/ふぁんシリーズWiki・トーク:ビューロクラット and we reached a consensus on the return of the bureaucrat. I also ran for bureaucrat myself and fulfilled the credentialing requirements set forth by the community.

I would like to ask the stewards to do the following.

  • reinstatement of bureaucrats authority. The authorities I seek to add are:"noratelimit", "override-antispoof", and "managewiki".
  • The granting of authority over I.

Best regards. 1108-Kiju/talk 15:20, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

@1108-Kiju:In the interest of offering response/update, I do have this on my radar and have taken a look. However, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of a proper election. The linked page is fairly obscure, does not seem to have been advertised or prominently placed and lacks the input of various current contributors including the one current sysop - one vote in favor out of several contributors active. It's a start, but seems weak. I do not see where the credentialing was established as you say permitting essentially one vote to ratify the request on behalf of all users there. Combined with language barrier in navigating the wiki I find it difficult to resolve this request in your favor; if there is more I can use to support between what credentialing from the community was used, or a more thorough vote I will be able to act more quickly, otherwise I'll need to find more to be able to reinforce you as bureaucrat.
I'm also not sure what you mean by 'granting of authority'. Could you clarify, please? With this in order (or if say Doug has a better idea here), this should be easier to resolve. --Raidarr (talk) 22:41, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Understood. We will formulate a clear policy again and run for office again, subject to community approval.
I understand some English, but I am not that good at it yet. I apologize for any mistakes I have made. 1108-Kiju/talk 12:23, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Vandalism Only Account

KyleWagnessXlXi This account was only made to vandalize a page, in which he replaced it with racist messages. Nidoking (talk) 18:48, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

@Nidoking: I have a feeling we might be dealing with some long-term abuse behavior from the account, judging by the racist and homophobic messages left in the vandalism. I have alerted the CVT team on Discord. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Could you look into Nidoking's thread when you get a chance tonight? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:18, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
Nidoking and DarkMatterMan4500, the vandalism and, indeed, the targeted nature of it does suggest illegitimate sockpuppetry (or meatpuppetry). Thus, I have investigated abuse here. Technically speaking, this is stale, but behaviourally speaking, this has all the hallmarks of a long inactive and/or retired Miraheze user with whom we're all familiar. I'm going to take a closer examination of my client-side IRC chat logs from Libera.Chat and the former Freenode network, to try and confirm this technically. At this stage, though the vandalism is on a single wiki, given the egregious nature and targeted harassment nature of the vandalism (towards Nidoking), I've  locked the account as a vandalism only account. I will be conferring with Raidarr one night this week to share my suspicions, but at this point, will leave it at that. In the mean time, please do let us know should you see similar behaving accounts. Dmehus (talk) 04:46, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thanks for investigating. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:40, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Grant admin and crat rights

Hello, I am requesting that I am granted administrator and bureaucrat rights on wackyhowwiki so I can edit it and manage it.  -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:03, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Bukkit,  Done since you previously confirmed Netherite as your sockpuppet account before self-requesting the lock of the same and because the original wiki request has a clear purpose, scope, and topic(s), with no apparent Content Policy issues. Ideally, it would've been better to request a transfer of rights before self-requesting the lock. ;) Dmehus (talk) 22:41, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
Heh, thanks for adding the rights. I almost forgot about that wiki tbh :p -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 22:45, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
Additionally, related to this request, I've also removed the applicable permissions from your self-requested locked sockpuppet account. I noticed it still has permissions on wikiweewiki. Would you like those removed as well? Dmehus (talk) 22:47, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
I apologize for the late response. As per our local policies, we do request that stewards revoke bureaucrat rights during non-emergencies (such as RfP revocation), so yes, I wish for a steward to remove the rights. Thanks. :) -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 18:07, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Bukkit, thanks for your belated reply. Per the discussion with you on IRC, this may be rendered moot, so when you get a chance to check your DMs on IRC, that'd be helpful. Dmehus (talk) 18:10, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Hopping on now. -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 18:11, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! :) Dmehus (talk) 18:14, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Replied -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 18:22, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
This has been  superceded by your IRC-requested deletion of your wikiweewiki set of wikis as part of your planned refresh of said wikis. I've diarized in my calendar to ask Reception123 on or shortly after 6 June 2022 to run the wiki deletion script, as we'll have a lot of databases to drop, following the January 2022 reset of the last RC date on all wikis. Dmehus (talk) 18:54, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for the following accounts associated in the recent vandalism on the lgbtawiki

I have a feeling that all 3 of these accounts are the same person, mainly from them excessively using homophobic slurs in their vandalism. Here are some examples of such, even if most of them have been rev'deled already by a global sysop a couple of days earlier:

MKClawz0's homophobic edit(s), which has since been revision deleted by you-know-who, vs. 1cluz's excessive homphobic editing behavior vs. Renzy's disgustingly homophobic edits and even some form of racism is involved here. Could somebody run a check on all 3 of them to see if there's a link between them? Thank you for reading this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:53, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Behaviorally it is compelling, technically the connection on a basic sweep is very weak if including all three (but this could be from a number of factors that more data or a deeper inspection would make clear). There is a clear link between two of the three however, and all are marked and locked as VOA as they clearly have no intentions aside from targeted abuse. I don't expect this is the last of them and will likely have more data to make a case of MAA including an origin in the future, unfortunately. Given more time, myself or Doug can take another pass at finding connections and an origin. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
Raidarr That's a good idea. And I do hope Dmehus returns this weekend to do this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:24, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
In light of other events I'm afraid this will not be a top priority for him until other, more complicated matters are more up to speed. --Raidarr (talk) 23:47, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
I agree with this. I can take a try and take a closer look this weekend, but we have some other more pressing matters to resolve. Dmehus (talk) 04:56, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Sorry for my late reply, but do what you have to do at all costs. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:24, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
With regard to MKClawz0 and 1cluz are quite similar in their vandalism and approach, with some modest differences. Technically speaking, and taking into account the open proxy/web host/VPN usage, the evidence is quite compelling. Taken together, it's even more compelling, to call the former a  confirmed sock of the latter. It's sort of meh on relocking, but procedurally, it's probably the better call to relock, so have done that. As to Renzy, behaviourally speaking, it's too generic of vandalism, and technically speaking, they are  completely unrelated, so that one is just you're run-of-the-mill vandalism only account. Dmehus (talk) 03:45, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

Update on separate lgbtawiki CheckUser request requested by DarkMatterMan4500 and Agent Isai on IRC

DarkMatterMan4500, with a Cc: to Agent Isai since you reported these users on IRC as well, the above two users are behaviourally very similar in editing and approach. Technically speaking, there is some similarity, in a very broad sense, but given the broad and cellular network ranges, I'm going to say this is possible, but it's equally possible they're meatpuppets. Nevertheless, I cannot say with a reasonable degree of certainty they're likely to be the same person. As such, at this point, they are vandalism accounts, blocked on a single wiki. Global locks are not needed at this point, but I trust you'll keep your eyes open for similar behaviour. If they are the same user, the more socks one creates, the harder it is to keep one's socks mismatched in their sock drawer, if you will and to extend the metaphor, and eventually they may inadvertently end up matching their socks together. Dmehus (talk) 03:55, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

@Dmehus: Thanks for investigating, and I will keep you posted on any new accounts that engages in vandalism on that particular wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:06, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

Unblocking Eric Bagwell at Greatest Movies Wiki, Awful Movies Wiki, Best TV Shows Wiki, Terrible TV Shows Wiki, Awesome Games Wiki and Crappy Games Wiki.

You'll have to unblock me, that's why I accept my apology. Once you've unblocking me, I can do proper editing again. Eric Bagwell (talk) 15:19, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Please discuss local bans on local wiki. LisafBia (talk) 15:41, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
What are you talking about? There are no local bans here, and there's no local wiki. Just unblock me. Eric Bagwell (talk) 16:17, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Not helping your case. You haven't given us any reason to uplift your ban. Marxo Grouch (talk) 17:22, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Look, I said I was sorry. Just unblock me, my friend. Eric Bagwell (talk) 20:17, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
In no way inspires confidence from previous reviews of the block, indeed the way this is written merely validates the original blocking - and due to the issue having been fairly widespread on the wikis in question I do not have a concern with the cross wiki nature of the issue. This could have also been appealed on the central wiki (I'm fairly sure you at least have TPA there), but if this is what the appeal looked like I doubt much would change. You should take some time off. --Raidarr (talk) 20:31, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Look, I just told DarkMatterMan4500 about it. This is why, I apologized to other users. You'll have to unblock me. Eric Bagwell (talk) 20:36, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Eric Bagwell It still didn't really convince me. Begging won't solve anything here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:44, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
I've just noticed that messing up at Awesome Games Wiki was wrong. Oh, sure, I knew I've really screwed things up. Unblock me, my friend. Eric Bagwell (talk) 21:07, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Your problems extended to the whole of Qualitipedia rather than just the one wiki, so you apologizing for just that wiki is not satisfactory enough for an unblock. Please take a break from the wikis. Repeatedly insisting that you should be unblocked when you haven't shown any real sign of change isn't getting you anywhere. Marxo Grouch (talk) 21:45, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Look, Marxo Grouch, I said I was sorry. Unblock me, please. Eric Bagwell (talk) 21:52, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Two things: (1) Request is put in a wrong place. Since your wiki stated above is quite a large project at miraheze and have a number of admins, I don't think Stewards will intervene and unblock you there (Stewards only do admin action when local admin is not active). You should be asking for unblock at the local admin's talk page in meta instead. (2) I advise you to take a wikibreak and don't evade the block for 3 months. Almost all blocked users uses "I am sorry" for appealing, but this won't work. There is no way to prove that you will do constructive edits after you are unblocked, and the only way to do so is to not evade the block and take a wikibreak for a while, at that time you may get confidence from admins to unblock you. --Matttest (talk) 23:49, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Well, one of those other users to help unblock me. Eric Bagwell (talk) 23:53, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Facepalm It's like you're not even listening to us when we tell you your approach isn't working. Marxo Grouch (talk) 01:40, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
What are you talking about? I thought about what have I done. I was telling the truth. You'll have to unblock me, pal. Eric Bagwell (talk) 02:08, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
Demanding (which you are doing, you are not asking) an unblock is most unconvincing. I would suggest you reconsider your methods of appealing bans and address the behaviors which have led to this/take a wikibreak. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:35, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
Listen all of you. I need help to get me unblocked. Eric Bagwell (talk) 03:17, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
To request for an unblock, there are 2 main methods: (1) Convince the blocking administrator that the block is not appropriate, and give links for evidences; (2) to fully understand why you are blocked (state the reason of why are you blocked at the admin's talk page) and promise you won't do it again. This case, it would be even better if you follow my advise above - to take a wikibreak for 3 months and don't evade the block to gain confidence that you will do constructive edits afterwards for the admin to unblock you. Simply making demands with no reason won't cause you to be unblocked. --Matttest (talk) 03:35, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
This conversation is proceeding nowhere. Given my involvement in the wikis I am fine if third parties, particularly Doug as the most active in regards to CoC business wish to bring a new assessment. Matt has said what has already been said for quite some time. Appeal is declined by the entire local bureaucracy and several admins explicitly (others via discord or implicitly) and my capacity as steward gives no incentive to say otherwise. If this continues in a circular manner I will close it until someone with the aforementioned authorization (a colleague) has anything new to add.
Slightly more re:above - Stewards can intervene if they perform a review and the circumstances of the block were explicitly against global policy, or provide advisory to local administrations if it's not as clear cut but they believe an issue should be resolved differently. Especially in this case that third party look would not necessarily be bad. I do believe past delinquency and the attitude shown here largely speaks for itself in humoring an early reversal. There are simply too many 'problem cases' local to the wikis to be giving every one of them red carpet treatment. --Raidarr (talk) 13:07, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
Look, I knew that grammar war at Awesome Games Wiki was extremely wrong. I'm sure I owe rest of you an apology. Looks like you'll have to unblock me, my friend. It would be my new chance. I am a very good user, because I'm not a sockpuppet, and unblocking me was so good, and brilliant. Unblock me, my friend, okay? Eric Bagwell (talk) 14:02, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

Enabling Semantic MediaWiki

Wiki URL: feign.miraheze.org
Please enable Semantic MediaWiki for my wiki. LisafBia (talk) 15:39, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

LisafBia,  Done. Please note this feature is experimental indefinitely, and could be removed at any time, with or without advance notice, by SRE. Dmehus (talk) 22:12, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

Wiki creator resignation

Hi, I want to leave wiki creator permission, thanks. Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:51, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

 Done as requested. --Raidarr (talk) 19:30, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

Transfer Request

Hi! I'm asking here because I assume Stewards are able to edit others' css pages. Could someone please transfer the css from this talk page onto its "main page"? It's for my main account which is currently not able to make the transfer. Thank you! ApexTest (talk) 00:12, 22 May 2022 (UTC) https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/User_talk:ApexAgunomu/global.css

 Done. I'll try and clean up the CSS page shortly. Dmehus (talk) 00:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you so much! ApexTest (talk) 03:06, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Hi Dmehus, I updated the code I'd like to use on that page. If you could transfer the new code to its main page, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/User_talk:ApexAgunomu/global.css ApexTest (talk) 07:39, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

Delete my Wiki

I currently operate 'DEFCON 1962' as a little alternate history project. However, I've quickly become aware that I'm completely out of my depth when it comes to importing templates and thus see no reason to continue, it isn't a statement on this site as a whole but I just don't have the prerequisite skills currently. I've already nuked the frontpage and templates which I copied from other wikis (I think I got them all) - I'm not sure whether that's allowed on here either, but that's by the by.

Walkerbull (talk) 13:22, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

@Walkerbull: this can be done without trouble. However I'd like to give a chance and a few options just to make sure this isn't something that could be rather easily fixed. There are several people on community chats (IRC, Discord) who could help troubleshoot exactly what went wrong, and you could do the same here (or perhaps try to get people interested) via the Community noticeboard. If it's too late for that then I can go ahead and remove the wiki on next reply. --Raidarr (talk) 13:54, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, my main issue is just infoboxes. Other than that, I would begin creating articles - by infobox issues I specifically refer to wikipedia style ones. I couldn't really grasped how that works, I also read this page but it didn't work either. Without infoboxes it won't have that aesthetic wikipedia style I want for the wiki.
Kind regards.
Walkerbull (talk) 09:34, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
Oh, infoboxes. We really should get a formal guide together about it. You've encountered one of the most common issues, the 'importing wikipedia pitfall'. The problem here is that wikipedia infoboxes are designed for a massive platform that have so many dependencies you will be importing dozens of pages for everything to be right, plus CSS from Wikipedia's Common.css relating to infoboxes. Not impossible but nasty work that is far from the easiest option. The easiest is just redoing it and installing PortableInfobox, a simpler system based on how Fandom does it which even comes with an infobox editor. If you don't like that style, will not rework PI to look similar or otherwise are against it, there's two paths to making the wikipedia path work - noting it is always the harder option. I know there's a pre-sanitized import available, unfortunately I don't know where it is right now.
Hopefully one of these will work, better yet someone will be able to remember the sanitized import I know exists. --Raidarr (talk) 12:24, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

Interwiki administrator for MdsShakil in bnwikiwiki

Please add local interwiki administrator flags in my account. Thanks --MdsShakil (talk) 14:35, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

MdsShakil,  Done (local closing comment(s)). Dmehus (talk) 17:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Request the exemption Wordle Hub from the dormancy policy (2)

(This is the second request. You can see the first request on Special:Redirect/revision/249259.) Wordle Hub is a list of all wordle-like games, but it is limited to be expanded because new wordles are required to add. There are 725 entries and I think it is worth preserving the list, though the community is poor or absent. In fact, I am the only person who actively contributes to the wiki and currently, it is possible to say it is a personal wiki. I can find some personal wikis listed in Exemptions. Could my wiki be added to it? Thanks. Lens0021 (talk) 18:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Lens0021, thank you for your (re)-request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy. In terms of page content, while there may be quite a few pages, each pages appears to be a sub-stub length, possibly created with semi-automation, so I'm not sure there's sufficient content made to be read by human beings. In terms of activity, I'm seeing a fair bit of activity still. As well, as a public wiki, it is regularly backed up to the The Internet Archive by Reception123, so I'm not sure an exemption is needed here. Let's see how this goes in 4-6 months and, if you have to reopen the wiki twice (or more) in that period, I'd be inclined to (weakly) grant the exemption. Dmehus (talk) 18:36, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your response! Lens0021 (talk) 18:40, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 18:45, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Requesting Extension:ExternalData for forecasting.wiki

As asked over at https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T9246#187621

Dear Miraheze team,

we would like to request the extension ExternalData https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:External_Data for our wiki, https://forecasting.wiki/.

Thank you very much! Plexish (talk) 23:38, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Plexish, I wasn't aware of this new extension. Anyway, this seems fine, so  done. Dmehus (talk) 23:53, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Bureaucrat role restoration

Accidentally deleted the bureaucrat role in my wiki Stasispedia, effectively locking myself from editing anything. Would appreciate it if the role was restored and assigned to me. StasisClan (talk) 22:13, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

StasisClan,  Rights restored following the bureaucrat group's recreation (#1 and #2) in line with the default permissions. Dmehus (talk) 22:31, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

I feel like this wiki should be removed

Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki is just Atrocious YouTubers Wiki 2.0, filled with biased pages that harass users and has multiple TOS Violations. And it should be removed. Nidoking (talk) 19:18, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

@Nidoking: I've been attempting to remove those pages out of users, but some editors are very persistent about it. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:44, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
Can you show us some examples of the wiki violating the Content Policy (which is the policy I believe you’re referring to and not the Terms of Use)? Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:00, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: I'm currently getting the user articles deleted as we speak. I may have to request a mass removal of user articles on Phabricator, since having to look for random articles on a random YouTuber is quite tiring, and I think a massive removal of the user articles might be the solution here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:03, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
I have little to action here without links or specifics, but if the above effort that admits issues is not going well I am willing to enter and perform cleanup myself if requested. --Raidarr (talk) 12:44, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
I don't agree to mass delete the pages as this does not goes against the Content Policy, which notes that "Miraheze does not host wikis with the sole purpose to spread unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people". The premise for violating the policy is to add content that is "unsubstained", and that is not true. They have add sources like this: In XXX video, XXX happened, so from this we can see that the channel is XXX. You can say that it doesn't add links for references, but since it doesn't directly goes against the Content Policy, I oppose for miraheze to intervene this. --Matttest (talk) 04:20, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
I think that miraheze should be an open platform that doesn't censor content except if it is illegal or it is used for commercial activities. I don't hope miraheze goes to a way like facebook's censorship which deletes those so-called biased articles. --Matttest (talk) 04:27, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
This wiki is also not against a particular person without a reason. It is just listing out the cons of a youtube channel and criticize them. The only problem of that wiki is without adding links for references, but it can be done later and does not qualified for deletion. --Matttest (talk) 04:29, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
I have not heard any followup since my original response, and it was intended to be more of an offer to the local administration than any expression of content concern. I should note that there are various wikis which have been neither clearly illegal nor commercial, but still have done significant enough damage reputationally and in community issues that global intervention has been required to the extent of Stewards pulling the plug. Not regularly or lightly, but not unheard of. That said, none of that has applied here and I see no need for further action. --Raidarr (talk) 01:26, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Delete 29tbwiki

Given the lock of the account, I am requesting that the wiki is deleted. -- Cheers, Justin Aves (talkcontribsglobalrights) 23:52, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

To let stewards to be easier to handle this case, the only bureaucrat of this wiki is globally blocked, as a sockpuppet of Bukkit. --Matttest (talk) 11:11, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
 Done as requested, noting the requestor's relationship with the wiki's creation. --Raidarr (talk) 18:30, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

Global lock request for a user

  • REDACTED

He violates the age privacy policy. I would like a global lock on him. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 02:56, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Please provide on-wiki proof that this user is underage, in violation of the Privacy Policy. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
シュヴァルツ, could you please send an e-mail to my Trust and Safety role account, Doug, using Special:EmailUser/Doug (Miraheze) and providing further details. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 03:13, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your support. I have just sent an email to Doug. --SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 04:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
シュヴァルツ, thank you for your report. This has been handled. Should you potential recidivism or have similar reports in the future related to the Terms of Use and/or Privacy Policy, please e-mail the Trust and Safety team at ts@miraheze.org or any Trust and Safety team member's role account directly using the Special:EmailUser function.
Thank you for also not providing any additional clarifying information, supporting evidence, etc., on-wiki in response to Agent Isai's message above, as the way it is worded, it is not clear whether he was trying to say users should provide this information on-wiki (they should not) or if he was trying to say that the supporting evidence must be on-wiki evidence (typically, this is the principal source of information, but it is not the only source(s) of information). In short, send your reports and your supporting information, clarifying details, and so forth to the Trust and Safety team via e-mail.
Thanks again.
-- Doug (talk) 04:39, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Now lock this account. Cigaryno66331 (talk) 08:47, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Global lock request

If you go to the first pages of Special:ListUsers, there a are many accounts with unacceptable usernames. Please lock these accounts per Username Policy. Thanks. Cigaryno66331 (talk) 13:34, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Such as? We have over 200,000 user accounts registered across all of Miraheze so it would be helpful if you singled out specific usernames of concern. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:06, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Lock only accounts with unacceptable usernames. Cigaryno66331 (talk) 15:25, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Frankly I see no point in spending time on locking completely dormant, typically ancient accounts which have not acted in a way needing attention. The constructive aim is commendable, but not practical for platform volunteers. Let me know if any such accounts have made edits in recent months, and I will see a higher need. --Raidarr (talk) 17:32, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Get bureaucrat at Wikilouco

According to the rules, the wiki named Wikilouco is about to be deleted in a month. Nobody's editing there except for me. Even the founder is off since march of 2021 (!!!!!). So, may someone gimme the staffs, or not? The Log (talk) 19:44, 26 May 2022 (UTC) The Log (talk) 19:44, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

What rule says the wiki is going to be deleted in a month? There is no global rule to say this or that would change unless all activity is stopped and the wiki becomes dormant. If you want to become a bureaucrat/administrator of the wiki, then what Matttest has advised is correct. Unless any other local process exists on the wiki to use, this is the way a global user (ie myself, a Steward) is able to grant rights, even if there is only one other person or no people. In that case the election will sit without votes (in other words, without issues) and can be reviewed, perhaps earlier than usual if everything is simple. --Raidarr (talk) 20:47, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Ok, then I'll try to contact the users of this wiki, open the voting and, if nobody answer, am I going to become the bureaucrat? The Log (talk) 22:10, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
If all is in order then it is likely you will, yes. --Raidarr (talk) 00:58, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Semantic MediaWiki feature request

Hello, I would like to request Semantic MediaWiki extension for Fractured wiki. I couldn't find info on additional extensions so I am not sure if it is possible to have them installed but I would like to request these:

Thank you, GorTavaro (talk) 21:00, 26 May 2022 (UTC) GorTavaro (talk) 21:00, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Page Forms is already available via Special:ManageWiki/extensions. Semantic Scribunto has been declined as the way it uses composer is incompatible with our setup. ExternalData and Sematic MediaWiki can only be enabled on your wiki by Stewards who will do so. The rest of the extensions must be requested on Phabricator as they are not installed at all. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:03, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

request for locking

A user 美幸線 is under 13 years old. Please lock his account. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 22:44, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

@Buel: If you have any evidence of this, send it + this report (and any future reports) directly to Trust and Safety by their email, ts@miraheze.org. Privacy Policy issues like this cannot be processed publicly, per the above topic on a similar issue. TS will then follow up on this as soon as possible. --Raidarr (talk) 00:57, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for replying.I sent an e-mail. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Buel (talkcontribs)

Request for removal of adminship of 黑底屍 in mh:unbooks

Following discussions about him abusing sysop rights and the communcation is ineffective, a sysop rights removal vote has held at mh:unbooks:伪基文库:管理員解任投票/黑底屍/第二次, with 3 users voted support for his removal of adminship and 0 opposes. 黑底屍, when being accused of abusing sysop rights, have chosen to withdrawn his rights to debate against the accuses given that he have no replies while he is actually active. I am hereby to ask stewards to review the validity of the vote, and to remove his rights if the vote is confirmed as valid. Please give reply below about it even if the vote is invalid. Thank you for taking time regarding this matter. --Matttest (talk) 06:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

P.S. @黑底屍: This is the last chance for you to self-defense your actions. Should you choose not to do it, your rights may be removed by stewards accordingly. Regards, Matttest (talk) 06:25, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
and also please remove his admin and bureaucrat permission from Chinese uncyclopedia thx--幹你媽的黑底屍 (talk) 04:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
@幹你媽的黑底屍: I guess it is not possible since a local removal vote needs to be held at uncyclopedia to remove his rights. I will consider other methods to do this, but at the mean time you can express you opinion about him abusing sysop rights in unbooks here, thanks. Matttest (talk) 05:24, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
This request, like most steward-level actions in this case, is paused until Dmehus (and I) can look from the top. Frankly this entire affair is a mess. Cross-wiki drama, strained legitimacy in global conventions with next to nothing locally defined, legal threats and all else. I apologize for the yet further delay. --Raidarr (talk) 12:50, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. Matttest (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
I heard about this a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't believe what I was hearing from the unbookswiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, the whole thing happened is quite complicated and it is extended to uncyclopedia (Traditional Chinese). Matttest (talk) 13:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus and Raidarr: I hope this can be resolved in a few days later. I most certainly understand that stewards have a lot of work to do, but at the same time I guess it should not take much time to review the validity of this vote. Thanks you for taking time reading and reviewing this matter. Cheers, --Matttest (talk) 04:48, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
This should be resolved tomorrow, but in the interests of not further fragmenting an already fragmented discussion, I/Raidarr and I will be reaching out to you, Usemane, and 黑底屍 separately via unbookswiki. Dmehus (talk) 05:04, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
I will give a preliminary opinion about this vote. Frankly, it's muddy. It comes at a tail end of an overly delayed and complicated issue, thus cannot be as simple as it is made to appear; its participants are largely newcomers or less involved users on the wiki, only a small handful of them. In light of that I would be extremely uncomfortable actioning it on its own, and defer any rights changes to reviewing the wiki's scenario overall. While on paper the process does not seem contentious, when considering it is against one (by proxy of Usemane's involvement, two) senior editor's involvement in the wiki and made by a newer sysop and backed by far newer local users, I cannot address it as though it is perfectly standard. --Raidarr (talk) 12:55, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr and Dmehus: Thank you for your opinion. From my point of view, there are 4 main points that I want to explain, about why this vote should have validity. First, since unbooks is still a non-fully developed wiki that have very few active users, and the trend shows that almost all previously active users is inactive after about a week, I think those new users should have the qualifications to vote given the fact that the voters engaged in the adminship removal discussion are already the most active users in unbooks. Second of all, the new users who casted their vote, is previously engaged in the community discussions in the community portal in unbooks, so they should have known clearly about what’s happening and the major issues of unbooks. Then it comes to the voice of the 3 involved active users in this dispute: me, Usemane, and 黑底屍. Concerning his abuses of admin rights, I voted a support for his removal of adminship. Usemane, on the other hand, have no opinions and bring out no arguments on this vote. Therefore, if you count the vote of the senior editors, the result is rather clear - the consensus is clear that his rights should be removed. Last but not least, I heard no convincing arguments against my accuses to him. 黑底屍 have also chosen not to self-defense against my accuses of him abusing sysop rights. Given that there are no arguments opposing his removal of adminship, plus an absolute majority of users who supported to remove his rights (no matter counting the new users’ or only counting the senior users’ vote), and all the voters have clear knowledge about what is happening by showing activities on the community portal in unbooks, I believe the vote should have validity.--Matttest (talk) 09:36, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Accidentally locked myself out

I've moved my old wiki (cnocbride.miraheze.org) to smithwicks.miraheze.org. While trying to remove my old account CnocBride as an administrator, it seems that I cannot do anything on either that account or my new account now despite me having changed the user rights, or so I believe. I'm locked out! Was hoping you could Smithwicks (talk) 17:28, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

Smithwicks, what's the issue with your CnocBride account? Are you able to login or no? Is it just a permissions issue? If it's a login issue, is it not remembering your password, or is it having lost your two-factor authentication device? Do you know your password, or do you at least have a registered e-mail address associated to it? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 02:37, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Hi Dmehus, I no longer wish to use my CnocBride account and wish to transfer to smithwicks. My wiki was renamed and I attempted to make smithwicks the sole bureaucrat on the wiki. It seems in the process of transferring control, I have removed all meaningful permissions from my CnocBride account and my smithwicks account has no permissions. I can't access anything on the wiki as its a private wiki and I can't edit the settings of the wiki through my CnocBride account despite it still being a bureaucrat. I was hoping you could make smithwicks the bureaucrat & admin of smithwicks.miraheze.org for me please as I have made a complete mess of this. Thank you. Smithwicks (talk) 13:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
@Smithwicks: could you leave a confirmation message with your CnocBride account, which will make verification for this easier? --Raidarr (talk) 20:50, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, sure! This is a confirmation message. CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 21:39, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you, Smithwicks/CnocBride. Looking further into the issue I apologize since confirmation wasn't really necessary, I was also unsure and wondered if it was a login problem. So the issue here is that read, the essential bit for actually seeing the wiki is tied in with administrator or member and not bureaucrat, which both accounts did hold. In the future you'll need to retain admin, put read on bureaucrat or add yourself to member, any mixture of this should work. But all should be back in order now, let me know if anything more is needed. --Raidarr (talk) 01:20, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your assistance Raidarr! Smithwicks (talk) 10:22, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
CnocBride, thank you for your confirmation edit. While both CnocBride and Smithwicks indeed had bureaucrat and member permissions, so a confirmation edit wouldn't be needed to transfer rights, or delete the wiki, this is actually still helpful should you lose access to either account and need to, say, vanish one account, request one account be removed by the Trust and Safety team in accordance with Data Request Process, or some other sensitive action. Dmehus (talk) 05:09, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Managewiki access Removed by bureaucrat Rights

Hi, I'm WolfMan founder of famepediatech wiki Today I have accidentally removed the rights of the Managewiki from the rights of the bureaucrat, now I will not be able to manage your wiki, please help me. 😔Regards.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  02:27, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

@Dmehus and Raidarr: Please Attention on My Request. Regards.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  03:17, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
I have reset the permissions in line with platform defaults. Please be careful with this group; it should be fine now. I still have the other user account business in mind and would like to work through it with better time. --Raidarr (talk) 08:30, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Thanks.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  09:06, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Can accounts be locked that I don't have access to anymore?

I had the old accounts User:KingstonHolm861, User:Walhouse and User:Walhousetestaccount. Can these be globally locked since I can't access them anymore due to not setting email? --Easteary861 (talk) 10:15, 28 May 2022 (UTC) Easteary861 (talk) 10:15, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

@Easteary861: unfortunately if you are unable to log in and I have no immediate method to verify association (clear technical connections, an existing confirmation from the source accounts) and you do not have anything to verify association with (email, a few other slightly advanced ways to verify ownership) then I have no basis to act on those account's behalf. I would say that inactivity is organic if that makes sense - accounts can freely lie dormant or never used, while locks are preferably a measure of last resort for illegitimate use of accounts or at the least self-imposed forced exits which I don't see being the case here. They aren't markers for any account that goes dormant. In other words I don't believe a lock would help them even if this could be verified. If you still wish to continue I can try to get a colleague to look at this and see if he can get any further here. --Raidarr (talk) 00:16, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Adoption request for MadGenderScience

The MadGenderScience wiki seems to have been abandoned by its administrators some time ago. They do not seem to be active elsewhere on Miraheze, either. The way permissions are set up there prevent me (or any other new user) from meaningfully adding/revising content. I've made multiple attempts to get in touch with the admins requesting edit access, but have had no success. The only activity on the wiki in the last 180 days - I'm not sure how to see further back - was a trivial edit of the "chore wheel" page to stave off an inactivity closure.

MadGenderScience has a lot of good information on it, but the subject matter is an area that is rapidly changing, and things can become out of date quickly. My desire is to keep the information current, as well as add new things not currently covered, such as non-conforming surgical options.

Based on the guidelines from User:Raidarr/Adoption_process, I have added a section to Talk:Main_Page on MadGenderScience regarding my request for admin access there. Since I have no meaningful edit access on this wiki, could a steward please add a sitenotice?

Please let me know if there's any additional information I need to provide or things I need to do.

Thank you for your consideration. RyanC (talk) 11:04, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

@RyanC: looking at the wiki I would have used the link to the community guidelines as a base to work off, and/or attempted to reach out on the IRC server. However the domain the links use seem defunct and as you say, the administrators have been gone for quite some time - the most recent was only truly active January 2021 and the others many years prior. With these conditions in mind, and your apparent grasp of due process and the understanding you'll continue the work that was clearly outlined in the original request, I'm happy to oblige your request for sitenotice and will look forward to reviewing this once some days have passed. Thank you for a clean and complete request. --Raidarr (talk) 23:43, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
Re: the interesting permissions setup: probably intended for tight curation and far more active admins than present. If you like I can go ahead and see what rights you need to get started since I see no reason you should be restricted, or this is something that can be modified after the election. Either way I don't see any reason to hold that arrangement in stone. --Raidarr (talk) 23:46, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
Being granted edit and page creation permissions in the interim would be great if you're willing to do that.
I seem to recall seeing that at some point Miraheze staff locked down edit permissions there to control vandalism/spam, but I can't find that now.
I'm not quite sure what you're saying here about IRC - I did attempt to reach out that way, both via the listed Freenode information, and also on Libera Chat (as most Freenode users moved there) to no avail.
Thanks! RyanC (talk) 14:54, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm a bit concerned that the sitenotice will not be seen by users reading the wiki. There is an existing one about "This is not medical advice, it is mad science!", and it seems that my having dismissed that in the past prevented me from seeing the new one you added. I had to open it in a new browser session to see it. RyanC (talk) 15:00, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
@RyanC: apologies for dropping the ball in the past few days. I went ahead and added confirmed for proper edit access, and updated the sitenotice id (thought I did initially, but I guess not). I can go ahead and check again in a few more days. The rights arrangement there is very weird, and would be weird for a Steward to have put together (no other Miraheze operative would/should have had access to just do that), so in the event you get local management rights I'd say you would be within your rights to take out a lot of that middle process (entering irc/discord, getting manually confirmed, then being able to edit). --Raidarr (talk) 13:15, 2 June 2022 (UTC)

Regain bureaucrat rights at vikiretet.miraheze.org

This thread is moved from Requests for reopening wikis.

I used to be a bureaucrat on this wiki, but I accidentally took my permissions from myself. So I want to own it again Ekrexso (talk) 07:16, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Alright, this is no ordinary adoption request. Still, I'll work through it here (built in links actually help out) and try to patch this up in the evening when I'm back on desktop. --Raidarr (talk) 08:42, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr and Ekrexso: I have moved this thread in requests for reopening wikis to here since this is not an adoption request, but instead, like the thread above of accidental removal of rights, to seek assistance from a steward. --Matttest (talk) 12:25, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
The move is correct. In any case @Ekrexso: the problem is that you deleted the bureaucrat group completely. I have since recreated the group based on the platform's default permissions and have added you and STU back to it. Please be more careful in modifying, in this case deleting the bureaucrat role in the future, especially its managewiki access. --Raidarr (talk) 20:52, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Accesso ai contenuti di labirinti e draghi

Salve, non riesco più ad accedere alle pagine di labirinti e draghi, come posso risolvere il problema?

Non so cosa significhi firmare come dite voi, comunque io sono luca.pbs@gmail.com , LB77 oppure Ellebi77

Grazie--LB77 (talk) 19:48, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

@LB77: Hi. We'll need more details. What is the URL of the wiki? When were you last able to access it? Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:27, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
Traduzione automatica che può essere utile (Machine translation that may be useful) Ciao. Avremo bisogno di maggiori dettagli. Qual è l'URL del wiki? Quando sei stato in grado di accedervi l'ultima volta?--Matttest (talk) 12:41, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

Horrible Music & Songs Wiki

Could you please shut down this wiki now? It is a duplicate of this wiki of the same name, as said wiki was created on August 29, 2017, ([2]), while the other wiki was created on September 23, 2018. ([3]) Although the duplicate wiki was originally intended to be for a migration of the original wiki, the users then started using it as a duplicate wiki that was meant to compete with the original. ([4] [5]) As a result, the administrators from the original wiki had to migrate under a different domain. I think that this wiki should be closed or merged into the other wiki, as it has no good purpose. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 07:54, 2 June 2022 (UTC)

I have gone ahead and  deleted the wiki as a topical duplication/failing to adhere to its requested scope, and opted for this over a closure period due to the lack of material that is distinct from the peer wiki you have mentioned. I was on the fence regarding a closure period before deletion, but given the circumstances I do not believe that would have had any real benefits. I'm open to re-instating a closure period if you and/or others really would wish this, otherwise the bulk is/will eventually be covered in the dumps released to archive.org. --Raidarr (talk) 20:26, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

Requesting a few dormancy policy exemptions

Hi, so I edit several video game-related wikis on Miraheze, along with DarkMatterMan (many of them within the unofficial brand of Miraheze Gaming Services), kind of like how Qualitipedia has become a brand of its own on Miraheze. It says I can request a few exemptions to the Dormancy Policy, so I'll list the few that I requested via Special:RequestWiki. I do my best to keep an eye on these wikis, but I feel exemptions to the dormancy policy -- better to be on the safe side of things (from what I remember, there was a bug that caused some wikis to be closed from inactivity around the time Miraheze upgraded its data centers). Here's the wikis:

If @DarkMatterMan4500: (who founded these via Special:RequestWiki) is ok with it, I could also request the following to be exempt form the dormancy policy:

The wikis have been very active as of lately, so unless if the wikis suddenly stopped receiving edits, it looks fine just the way it is for now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:12, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
@DarkMatterMan4500: Luigi's Mansion and Wii Sports are two of the lesser active ones as far as I know. I suppose there is a point that if they active, wouldn't have to add them in. The first five above I still have as part of the request. I think MGS could become one of the go-to's of Miraheze, hence why I've connected it to the idea of dormancy policy exemption. Perhaps not in the same capacity as Qualitipedia but still one nonetheless. Bawitdaba (talk) 19:26, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
@Bawitdaba: The issue here I feel is that DP exemptions are for a limited set of scenarios typically including (in summary) high content, low editing traffic or need for traffic due to being complete, and a clear audience. If you keep your eye on the wikis I think you've already illustrated that a DP isn't exactly necessary, unless you'd consider the wikis more complete - they don't seem to be even if they all have something at least. If MGS becomes a go-to it will sustain its own activity in editing (or perhaps grow into a true need for exemption), while I think there may be a misunderstanding here and it's not needed. The recent changes bug was highly unusual and unlikely to occur again, and was easy to fix especially on wikis with anyone checking + did not cause any imminent data loss.
If you disagree with this and think they're closer to what I describe since this opinion is not backed with an in-depth review and is just a cautionary statement, I can go ahead and review the wikis individually (at least from the initial list). --Raidarr (talk) 20:00, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
It should be fine, thank you. You made a good point that the activity sustains itself. If you were to review any, I think Croc Wiki is the only one that comes to mind seeing as Croc has been an inactive game franchise for over 20 years yet it has some historical significance because it branched off from Yoshi during Argonaut's tenure with Nintendo in SNES days. Bawitdaba (talk) 20:09, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr: yet I think it stands out as a nice mascot nonetheless. so i guess for an inactive game franchise (Croc Wiki, I'm saying) would make more sense to have look into the Dormancy Policy, as the other urls listed above cover stuff that is very active. Bawitdaba (talk) 20:40, 3 June 2022 (UTC)