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    I wasn't made an admin of the scoobydoowiki

    Hello, as you might have seen in the recent changes page, specifically, log entry, I have used the Special:CreateWiki extension, which I didn't know at the time existed until Doug somehow mentioned this to Zppix. Anyway, when I created the wiki, I wasn't automatically given the bureaucrat and adminsitrator/sysop rights at all. Please help fix this. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:55, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

    You made a typo and assigned the wiki to one of your many impersonators. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 19:25, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
    RhinosF1 Oh, I see what you mean. How on earth did that happen? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:31, 3 June 2022 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Corrected. As noted on Discord, I prefer (not as a requirement but as a best practice) to see RequestWiki utilized, even if you do end up approving your own request. CreateWiki is only necessary in very limited situations, and RW has a better paper trail + avoids this issue entirely. --Raidarr (talk) 19:54, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

    Extension request: Semantic MediaWiki

    As a long-time advocate of this extension (thanks to the now-dormant Referata farm), I have finally decided to give Semantic MediaWiki a go for at least two other reasons:

    • Encouragement from similar proposals by centrist16 and BlackHawk; and
    • Hope that this may resolve a slew of ongoing infrastructural issues/deficiencies across the Tovasala Dictionary on my creative-venture wiki, especially as far as the {{Definition/Position}} component (in entries for "S"- and "T"-initial Tovasala terms) is concerned; details at phab:T8866. (Miraheze's long-time hesitancy over SMW led me to adopt The Next Best ThingTM, DPL3, days after said wiki's relaunch.)

    And while you're at it, @RhinosF1:/@Universal Omega:

    • Semantic Result Formats, which Referata also used, may soon be a valuable add-on.
    • If SMW's implementation benefits {{Definition/Position}} well enough, then we might give RegexFunctions a second chance (provided I'm careful enough not to send the affected entry range into a loop again; RgxF is currently disabled thanks to the chaos documented at T8866). Attempts with Scribunto/Lua substitution have not gone any better, and {{#dplreplace:}}'s Unicode support leaves a handful to be desired...

    The sooner it arrives, the sooner I'll get to importing/spinning off select property pages from my Referata archives--and I know just where to start ("Unaccented headword"/"Unaccented morpheme name")...

    P.S. Before you ask, I'm aware it's an experiment offered by request.

    P.P.S. Extension:Score, which never really took off on Miraheze (T5863), is another must-have on my wishlist (as a fledgling composer)--but that's for another filing. Routhwick (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

    With assistance from RhinosF1 for the script, SMW is now locally Yes check.svg enabled. Please report back if there are any technical issues arising from the enabling. --Raidarr (talk) 11:49, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
    The ability to edit may not be affected, but that tricky "upgrade key" message (a familiar sight on the SMW Betaheze earlier this year) comes with the (new) territory, and a few JS bits may be loading on and off as a consequence. How soon before it settles down completely or for the most part?
    P.S. Anyone care to tell me more about those three "humming bars" on the top right of a page? --Routhwick (talk) 15:22, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
    cc Universal Omega for support in troubleshooting - I enabled SMW, Rhinos ran the script and the upgrade key issue was a result (easily duplicated for me by trying to check the log entries where I enabled SMW through recent changes). This issue is a bit out of my depth. --Raidarr (talk) 12:43, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
    I have now fixed this. Universal Omega (talk) 20:41, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
    Although SMW is already enabled, it's unable to detect the custom namespaces on my wiki at this writing. The official SMW site shows how to rectify this via $smwgNamespacesWithSemanticLinks; as it stands, we'll start out in the Entry, Morpheme, and Character areas. Baby steps, as they say... --Routhwick (talk) 01:50, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
    To @RhinosF1:/@Raidarr:/@Dmehus:/@Universal Omega: Bumping so that this issue doesn't get lost in the shuffle. (Also requesting semantics in the Template, Place, Grammar, Corpus, and Backstory namespaces on my wiki.) --Routhwick (talk) 01:43, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
    If I dont end up getting to it within the next day or two, you could create a task on Phabricator in order to request that configuration, and someone should get to it. Which may be a bit faster for configuration requests. But regardless, I'll see if I can get to adding it to ManageWiki tomorrow. Universal Omega (talk) 01:50, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
    If it's not been addressed per UO's message here, I do encourage making a task if you haven't already since enough time has passed. --Raidarr (talk) 12:51, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
    Already filed. --Routhwick (talk) 14:42, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
    With followup at T9341. --Routhwick (talk) 23:09, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
    Unfortunately this has long dipped from my field of experience outside of just turning it on. Other than that I'm not really familiar with SMW, or its consequences interacting with other features. --Raidarr (talk) 12:20, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
    Routhwick, thanks for {{ping}}. Unfortunately, as with Raidarr, this is not my area of expertise. I'm okay with enabling the extension, which it is, but the configuration changes are best done by Universal Omega in the next week or so. Please remember we're all volunteers here, juggling many priorities. Dmehus (talk) 04:01, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

    Hoping to become an administrator in CountryHumans Wiki.

    It seems like most of the administrators on the CH wiki are inactive. Ever since the wiki shutdown on FANDOM, I'am hoping to become one of the administrators on the miraheze wiki of CountryHumans. I'am planning to make the wiki a bit better, by adding a logo, changing the background color, etc, as well as restoring some images. If I cannot become an administrator, that's okay. Just wanna make the wiki more better. Thanks. ForestWolffey (talk) 17:32, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

    In order to become an administrator (and bureaucrat it seems as you want to change ManageWiki settings like logo and such), you must hold a local election first in which users of the wiki vote for you to become an administrator and bureaucrat. If no one opposes then you can win by acclamation and become a local administrator and bureaucrat. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:35, 22 May 2022 (UTC)
    @ForestWolffey: For a detailed description see here, an essay written by a Steward. After the election, you can show stewards your election on your wiki at Stewards' noticeboard (here, with a new thread), and administrator and bureaucrat permissions may be added to your account at that time.--Matttest (talk) 09:10, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you, sorry for the late reply. I will try doing this. ForestWolffey (talk) 21:14, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

    Enable Semantic MediaWiki extension on


    The Alicesoft wiki migrated to Miraheze from its original host at Fandom. As such, several of its most staple features, such as the Game ( and Character ( templates make use of the extensions "Semantic MediaWiki" and "Semantic Drilldown" and are not completely functional if they are not enabled. To improve site functionality, we would like to request permission to use the Semantic MediaWiki extension.

    Thank you for your time.  Alto the Reaper (talk) 01:05, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Alto the Reaper: Yes check.svg done with support from Universal Omega. Please note that our implementation of SMW is experimental and still on a trial basis. Feel free to follow up with any inquiries including reports of unusual errors or issues through Phabricator. --Raidarr (talk) 22:15, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

    Request for reopening Retro Windows Wiki

    I come back wanting to edit the wiki only to find it closed, and I'm upset about it.

    The admin @Xack: manually closed it without giving a good reason. Closing the wiki, making it eligible to be deleted after 6 months, does not seem to be a good way of just "taking a break" (as stated on User:Xack).

    If Xack is unwilling to keep being the sysop and/or admin of the wiki, I can take over. But if I do take over I might have to request exemption from inactivity, because this wiki would mainly be read, and it would not be necessary to frequently add content to it. Jack980517 (talk) 07:47, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

    Hi Jack980517, per this diff at his global user page, I believe that he have decided to retire from miraheze and intended to allow other users to adopt it. In my opinion, I guess you can request it at Requests for reopening wikis to adopt it since the creator will certainly not editing it again and there is nothing different from leaving it to inactivity. Pinging Dmehus (a steward) for a better judgement on this case. Cheers, Matttest (talk) 08:12, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
    Understood. If Dmehus doesn't reply tomorrow (24h later) I'll go to Requests for reopening wikis. Jack980517 (talk) 09:26, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Jack980517: Well, sorry if my comments make any confusion. That means, I think it would be better for steward to review this case, since Requests for reopening wikis is only for wikis that is closed due to inactivity. I do believe that you are eligible to adopt this wiki, though, since the original bureaucrat is retired. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 09:38, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
    IMO you should have stated that you aren't a steward before offering suggestions, or "guesses". An outside observer (someone not familiar with the staff list of Miraheze) wouldn't know that from a glance. Users posting here expect authoritative answers from actual stewards, not someone who have no say on the site's policies. Jack980517 (talk) 10:20, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
    I am helping the issue by pointing out the fact that the original bureaucrat of the wiki is retired, since other stewards isn’t here. Please note that everyone (not only stewards) can use miraheze’s site policies for reference, and suggestions are not vested only in stewards side. I do admit that I should say “although I am not a steward” before giving advice here with the fact that it is stewards’ noticeboard here, and so sorry for confusion. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 10:47, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Jack980517: Steward's input here. Matt raised an interesting point re the main operator's global userpage making an open invitation to 'adopt' wikis. It's an unusual and inadvisable practice to just close a wiki if you're bored, especially if you leave a fairly clear out like that and provide no proper reason for closure when other users are interested and/or present. Iirc he'd already pointed a few more shut down wikis at the retro windows domain and the wiki's scope is quite broad and non-personal in nature. In light of these circumstances I have gone ahead and Yes check.svg opened the wiki, treating this as a valid reopen request that is skirting the line where manual closure would usually be a dent in reopening. It's not an exception made often or lightly, but I believe it holds merit here all things considered.
    We don't take issue with users responding to inquiries as long as they are accurate, which I can confirm has been pretty much the case so far (though some interpretation was needed here, that needs to be careful). Alas, part of this is because our team is limited in both numbers and time, and anyone who can volunteer to make things easier in the meantime is encouraged to do so. I do concur that making 'not a steward' evident from the start is best. --Raidarr (talk) 22:06, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Raidarr: Thank you. According to the site notice that you wrote, I would need to go through the local election process to become sysop, and only then can I request exemption from inactivity. Is that correct? Jack980517 (talk) 00:12, 5 June 2022 (UTC)
    A local election is best yes; while I used Xack's edit as a rationale to reopen, they are not clear enough to me to bypass the standard LE a Steward uses when transfer of power/wiki authority is unclear. As for exemption yes, you would need to become 'the operator' (bureaucrat/sysop) to request, but to be frank the wiki in its current state I would not approve to exempt due to limited, highly stub-like content and not clearly fitting other interpretations an exemption is used for. --Raidarr (talk) 15:21, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Raidarr: The time I stated for the local election has passed and no meaningful discussion has taken place. Please make me sysop and admin, thank you. --Jack980517 (talk) 00:24, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Jack980517: Planning to finalize this tomorrow. --Raidarr (talk) 00:47, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

    Request for locking

    Could you lock the account Rigany? This is my impersonation.Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 23:11, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

    Hello @Buel: looking into this I see clear confirmation from your account that Rigany is you, but Rigany's edits and CentralAuth are... confusing. To clarify, is this an account operated by you (if so an edit by Rigany to confirm here would be best), or an unknown user impersonating you? Apologies for the confusion. --Raidarr (talk) 15:18, 5 June 2022 (UTC)
    Buel, I concur with Raidarr here. Please provide a confirmation edit from Rigany if this is indeed a self-requested lock of your alternate account. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 05:31, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
    • @Raidarr Dmehus,Thank you for replying."Rigany" is not mine.This is an impersonation of an unknown user. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 07:37, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
      Note to steward: The account Rigany seems to be the username that Buel had used before renaming, see User talk:Buel which may help as reference. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 07:55, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
      @Buel: understood. Yes check.svg locked for local impersonation as a notable admin. Matttest's observation is confirmed by the global rename queue, a fairly recent rename at that. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 7 June 2022 (UTC)
    • @Raidarr: I'm sorry for the unfamiliar and incomprehensible English. Thank you very much. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 12:06, 7 June 2022 (UTC)
      @Buel: not an issue, I simply misunderstood the situation. Best of luck. --Raidarr (talk) 14:49, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

    Hi, can you undelete wiki page: "wikimotor"? Thanks.

    Hi, can you undelete wiki page: "wikimotor"? Thanks. Bondiee (talk) 14:37, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Bondiee: Yes check.svg undeleted. --Raidarr (talk) 15:22, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

    Delete dynguwiki

    Requested here and here. Naleksuh (talk) 23:16, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Yoshimidsu: I think a better possible method to change the sitename with all the original contents there will be, request for a subdomain change at phabricator. You can ask stewards' to delete the wiki you recently requested to make room for that subdomain change. Then, you can open a new ticket at phabricator to change the sitename to the subdomain you prefer. Hope that helps. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 23:50, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
    While I considered mentioning that in the request, the log entry and closing the wiki makes it clear that the goal is to delete it. If Yoshimidsu changes their mind they are welcome to reopen it. Naleksuh (talk) 23:54, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
    I may have misunderstood the request in the first place. While a phabricator based rename would be more elegant, the new name is already approved and the will on the original wiki is clear. It's Yes check.svg deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 08:53, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

    Request for checkuser

    Could you check long-term abuse's IP adsress out on Ysmwiki? See also block log for more information.Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 10:38, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Buel: Due to privacy concerns per the Privacy policy, IPs cannot be fished or be linked to any accounts unless it's the other way around. I've been keeping track of how many IPs have been targeting that specific wiki, and I can re-assure you that even Doug, Reception123, Raidarr and other users are aware of this catastrophe as much as I am. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:22, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
    I am not opposed to checking offending IPs for account creations or accounts for IPs pertaining to other creations if they pertain to globally recognized long term abuse. The global recognition is the key. I have little context to an awfully huge range of blocks listed in your block log. It would instead be better to identify recent priority targets associated with behavior which accounts have been globally locked for either across wikis or locked due to their LTA behavior locally, which I/another steward can look into and decide if it is worth checking for connections. Suspicion of alt abuse should be accompanied with specific reasons to assume it is a 'repeat customer', and not just run of the mill vandalism. So I'm afraid just linking the block log does not qualify for me to CU here. What I can do is globally block proxies from registration if you've addressed them locally and they are not globally blocked. --Raidarr (talk) 14:55, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
    • @Raidarr and DarkMatterMan4500:This LTA is cross wiki abuse.special:centralauth/アラスのだいすき!1 vandalismed globally. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 11:58, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
      @Buel: Yes check.svg Thank you, precisely the example I needed. In addition to crosswiki abuse it directly resembled the last impersonation issue and a cursory check exposed several related accounts. It does seem to overwhelmingly prioritize local abuse, perhaps filters can be considered locally. Alas, creating filters is not my specialty, but perhaps I can point someone towards this to see what can be done. Unfortunately in this case the background was a notable telecom provider, with no apparent proxies to snub out. But this doesn't preclude a more thorough check from a colleague (Steward). Note that DarkMatterMan is just an interested volunteer and does not have the ability to check users or action accounts. --Raidarr (talk) 12:25, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
      @Buel: I've been on that particular LTA's trail for about a few months now, and I've been blocking the IP ranges on the ysmwiki. I've also attempted to modify one of the abuse filters so the disruptive account names can be stopped, causing the IPs behind it to get blocked instantly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:44, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
    • I understood.Thank you very much. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 08:35, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

    Lock Request

    Please lock my account. I decided I don't need it any more. Thanks. --PokeFan19 (talk) 16:57, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    @PokeFan19 Since you created your account less than two hours ago, I must ask whether you are sure that you no longer want it? If you change your mind a few hours later, we can't keep unlocking and locking your account. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:20, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    I am sure. I don't think I'll change my mind about it either, but thanks for checking. --PokeFan19 (talk) 17:30, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    @PokeFan19 I understand. By chance, I wanted to ask whether you've had other Miraheze accounts in the past. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:31, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    Yes. But I'm not comfortable disclosing my other account name. I had made this account to use at a local wiki where I'm blocked, but then I realized that that would only make things worse for myself. If I want to edit anything here I'll use my other account. And I won't make any more side accounts either. PokeFan19 (talk) 17:39, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    PokeFan19/ApexAgunomu, this is Yes check.svg Done. Please take into account my advisory regarding this issue and the wider context it pertains to. --Raidarr (talk) 18:18, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    Proxy blocking

    I would like to move forward on proxy blocking both so that SRE can have their excuse to remove reCAPTCHA by stopping spam, and because proxies and VPNs are currently being used for block evasion.

    This simply involves generating a list of Wikimedia blocked proxies and applying them, if it is agreed upon. I made a list back in February Special:Diff/237372 but it's gotten outdated since then, and Reception123 has asked how people can verify it is accurate.

    Do any Stewards object? User:John User:Void User:Raidarr Naleksuh (talk) 23:01, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    I wouldn't feel comfortable with this as Wikimedia's global block list also includes other IPs that were blocked for reasons that are not within our global policies (e.g. T-Mobile IPs, etc) and would also need to be maintained constantly which may be a burden to whoever is in charge of that. If anything, I would potentially support deploying StopForumSpam globally (something being considered by WMF) and seeing if we can use that to block all open proxies and web hosts. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:25, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
    I have been considering building a tool for this sort of thing. It would ideally allow for some sort of oversight when importing blocks, but would also allow for gathering other lists of ranges through other means (such as ASN lookups). I would prefer to make this tool something with a web interface, but it may be more realistic for me (with my skills) to build a standalone application. In the meantime, as building such a tool is simply not going to happen very quickly, I think I'll build a Quarry query to compile the list (this makes it easier for others to use it themselves). -- Void Whispers 23:48, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
    To clarify, I already built a tool, see the linked diff. Though there's no harm in multiple if you want to make your own as one of the people who can do the blocking. Naleksuh (talk) 00:10, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
    I've seen the diff, but you don't mention there how the list was generated. In either case, I've created Query 65222 and Query 65223 for global and enwiki proxy blocks respectively. -- Void Whispers 00:52, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
    It looks like that list doesn't have more recent blocks. I think it's using a really old snapshot of the database. For me, I simply rapidly used the API to get a live copy. Naleksuh (talk) 07:10, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

    Managewiki access Removed by bureaucrat Rights

    I'm the founder of the 鸿蒙百科. I added a staff user group so I canceled the Bureaucrats' access permission of the ManageWiki extension. But I forgot to add myself to the user group first (QAQ) . Could any of you help me to add the permission of bureaucrats' ManageWiki-access here? Thank you very much.

    PS. I'm really sorry for clearing this page just now by accident.--Cocoream (talk) 11:24, 11 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Cocoream: Yes check.svg done, naturally please be careful when it comes to managewiki changes and permissions design, including making this unusual permissions arrangement clear by some local documentation just to minimize future confusion (for example, what BC would now be for/what takes its place). No trouble regarding your edits, it was fixed quickly. --Raidarr (talk) 12:01, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you very much! I will be careful about that from now on. I'm sorry for editing this page at the same time and losing your edition.
    Thank you! --Cocoream (talk) 12:16, 11 June 2022 (UTC)

    The Girlfriends Saga Wiki

    I'm the owner of this wiki and I know I haven't been editing it for a very long time, but can you make it private so that only I can edit it, so others don't without my permission to?

    --XenithXenaku (talk) 18:19, 12 June 2022 (UTC), edited at 18:24, 12 June 2022 to fix errors.

    Making a wiki private and setting it as editable only by you are two different things. If you want to make your wiki private so no one can read it apart from those you authorize, please go to Special:ManageWiki on your wiki and check the "Private" box. To simply make your wiki uneditable by non-administrators, go to Special:ManageWiki/permissions -> (everyone) and revoke the "edit" permission from the group and assign it to the "Administrators" group. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:02, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
    If you want make your wiki uneditable by non-sysops, you will need to remove the "edit" permission from the "user" group also. Hope that helps. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:20, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

    Remove bureaucrat right from User:Reiji801 on nucarnival

    Hi, could you remove bureaucrat right from User:Reiji801 on nucarnival? It's been 3 months since he got that right, but not a single edit has been made. Thanks. William Surya Permana (talk) 03:57, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

    Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward comment It seems that he have no contributions there but was granted with rights by the founder. There is a reasonable thought that this account is an alternate account created by the founder. I will advise you to ask the founder of the wiki about why the rights is granted before asking for steward action here. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:36, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
    Hi @Matttest. For the reason why the right is granted, actually it's because both Reiji and I requested it on a Reddit comment posted by the founder. So, it's not an alternate account. William Surya Permana (talk) 09:46, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
    Just for the record, Miraheze does not recognise 'founders' as being superior to other bureaucrats, we only recognize communities. If you want bureaucrat removed, I would suggest holding a vote locally (see Local elections) to determine whether the community wants 'crat removed from Reiji801. If that is the case, a Steward will confirm the vote and remove bureaucrat. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:34, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
    Hi, I've looked over this and while Reception is typically correct and the LE process is preferred for major changes involving the bureaucrat right, there are several factors here where I believe a speedy removal is warranted. The first is the zero edits, making the affected a non-factor community wise. Second, the reddit post which I believe checks out on the nature (and general terms) of the promotion; the reasons provided there aren't met, indeed admin let alone bc wasn't necessary unless the wiki restricts editing to admins. BC in good part is the technical area that the user in question didn't really want to involve in. Third is the absence of any community that would lend merit to this process - the only substantive vote would be the founder, aka co-operator who's been away for some time, though in accounting for his background a removal request would have less ground to stand on and at the very least I would expect reaching out.
    The circumstances in this one are fairly clear and this would merely be a clerical inactivity removal in what appears to be a healthy, if tiny ecosystem. I assume if the rights are needed in the future they can just be re-requested/regiven. Otherwise I'll pull from the Code of Conduct regarding graceful resignation, though in this case the user is 'being' resigned. I'm going to call this Yes check.svg Done and circumvent bureaucratic fuss in an affair which does not need it. --Raidarr (talk) 12:01, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for your help, @Raidarr. Yup, you're correct, sadly this wiki lacks active users at the moment. William Surya Permana (talk) 02:17, 14 June 2022 (UTC)


    Close Disable matomo pages in Due to the well-known political reasons in mainland China, I was worried that part of the matomo interface‘s “country”.would cause trouble, so I decided to disable it, thank you. Isutan (talk) 02:52, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

    Maybe it is only me that unfortunately does not understand what this thread is trying to request but could you please try to rephrase so that it can be better understood? I am certain that you are using an automatic translation program but it is difficult to determine what you wish to convey here. DeeM28 (talk) 07:39, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
    From what I understand you think Matomo's geographic tracking (seeing who comes from what country) is a problem in China for your wiki.
    I'm not sure parts of Matomo can be shut down like that, and it will take a more technical eye/someone from SRE to see how plausible this is. --Raidarr (talk) 08:24, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
    Hi. So far we've not disabled or excluded any wiki from Matomo. What kind of issues are being encountered with users from mainland China? Is Matomo being blocked and causing issues for users when accessing your wiki? I don't think a prospective worry about Matomo would be enough to have it disabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
    TW and Hongkong SAR As China laws is violate,They are not country. Isutan (talk) 03:19, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
    Isutan, can you clarify this a bit? That being said, I believe that you can opt out of Matomo analytics tracking, by adding the noanalytics user right to either of the (a) * (all users) or user (registered users) user groups. If that doesn't work for your purposes, can you clarify what you mean? If you're concerned that Taiwan and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region could be used by Chinese government agencies to track Miraheze user information to narrowly, even in an aggregate sense, I wouldn't be opposed to asking our SRE volunteer team to group users within mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, etc. as simply "Asia," to provide for even greater anonymity. There's little value in us keeping country-specific visitor data anyway. Dmehus (talk) 04:20, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
    The issue here seems to be essentially 'recognition' of Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries by the analytics, a significant political no-no in the mainland. I'm personally unwilling to make significant change to appease this policy, but if merging to a general 'asia' section especially as an opted in thing is an option then I'm in favor of seeing it done. --Raidarr (talk) 08:58, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, merge them into "China", don't say it's the People's Republic of China or delete the country column, which ensures Miraheze's political neutrality. Also, please do it quickly, the number of my wiki visitors is constantly increasing, if anyone finds out, I will be reported, I will “die socially”, and maybe I will be forcibly withdrawn from the world box player community in mainland China Isutan (talk) 06:46, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai Isutan (talk) 06:48, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Isutan: Hello, although I am not a steward, I think this may take a little time for them to change this globally. In the mean time, if you want to get rid of the matomo analytics for all users, since you are bureaucrat, you can select (everyone) in here at the first column and submit by the blue button, then tick the noanalytics box from unassigned permissions. This way, no logs will be visible from Special:Analytics in your local wiki. —Matttest (talk) 13:40, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Dmehus@Raidarr@John@Agent Isai@Reception123@Universal Omega Isutan (talk) 02:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
    This issue sounds quite complex. I would advise following Dmehus' advice to disable Matomo statistics. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:11, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
    Then just delete it Isutan (talk) 00:04, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
    We will not be doing that, apologies. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:06, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Agent Isai: As far as what I can see, he have done that managewiki change after me and Dmehus's guideline. Isutan, if you want to change it globally, it would certainly need more discussion and engagement from other users, thank you for your acknowledgement. -Matttest (talk) 05:41, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
    @Agent Isai@Dmehus@Agent Isai@Reception123 Isutan (talk) 00:50, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
    Hello Isutan, please do not ping several people without something attached - there's not much here to reply to, and if you want to see a platform wide change/removal of Matomo beyond the options noted above, it will at least take a successful request for comment. --Raidarr (talk) 01:21, 29 May 2022 (UTC)
    My suggestion is to replace "country" with "country and region", and to replace the Greater China region with "Mainland China", "Hong Kong, China", "Macau, China", "Taiwan" or "Taiwan, China".And not to appear country names such as " People's Republic of China" or "Republic of China". 城市酸儒文人挖坑 (talk) 09:13, 7 June 2022 (UTC)
    I will suggest replacing political states’ name into a common geographical name. To go into details, it will be great to make “country” into “countries and regions”, using geographical names like “Mainland China”, “Hong Kong”, “Macau”, and “Taiwan” (already set). Another proposal is to replace the countries and regions mentioned above, along with Japan and Korea, with “East Asia”. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 12:46, 9 June 2022 (UTC) @Agent Isai@Dmehus@Reception123. Isutan (talk) 01:31, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
    As Raidarr said, please stop pinging multiple people. As for Matomo, that is up to the upstream developers and there's nothing we can do about it. Furthermore, we will not be getting into controversial political issues such as the ones you mention. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:16, 16 June 2022 (UTC)

    Wikilouco again

    So, 2 weeks ago i requested bureaucrat at WikiLouco. They told me to create a votation, and so I did. But, since then nobody came to vote, so I now I can get the staff, thank you. The Log (talk) 14:35, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

    @The Log: this is now Yes check.svg complete, see the finishing text locally. You did actually get a vote from a sysop - that alone was quite persuasive, given the absence of all other operators/bureaucrats. --Raidarr (talk) 15:45, 16 June 2022 (UTC)

    Change Server…

    (抱歉懒得翻译,只用中文写了)最近QQ几个群友又抱怨worldboxwiki服务器卡了。查了下发现服务器居然在🇨🇦博阿努瓦。查了下,有人说你们在🇸🇬有服务器,不知道能不能换到这边,速度比较快。(当然可以用英文回复,如果是机器翻译的中文我也不介意) Isutan (talk) 01:36, 16 June 2022 (UTC)

    Tech:Cp3 Isutan (talk) 01:45, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
    看起来Cp5更快 Isutan (talk) 01:49, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
    Both servers are no longer in production as clearly indicated by the pages. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:26, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
    So what other servers are closer to China? @Reception123 Isutan (talk) 23:52, 16 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)
    Okay, restored conversation from archive + finally able to put a proper answer to this. As elaborated and agreed the exemptions aren't necessary to dive into for any case except Croc Wiki, which I've gone ahead and looked into. There are a few troubles there which make me reluctant to accept. One is that rather like the other wikis, it's been maintaining solid enough activity (minimal edits which continuously reset the expiration timer). It appears to have little traffic and the MGS coordination status doesn't really do anything to boost this. Content wise I plucked 6 pages linked from around the main page and they're all substantively imported from Fandom with the only significant changes being formatting to fit in. So I find it difficult to find a substantive reason to exempt it either, I'm afraid. --Raidarr (talk) 19:07, 18 June 2022 (UTC)

    Requests for Comment/Replace reCAPTCHA with another CAPTCHA 2

    Please reopen this.

    1. There was an actively ongoing discussion about proxy ranges that I returned to this page to continue when I saw it had been closed.
    2. Dmehus closed the last reCAPTCHA RfC, if and when it is time to be closed it should be closed by someone else
    3. Several closures by this user have been overturned recently (for example on community ban discussion)
    4. Close does not accurately reflect the discussion, for example the closer said that reCAPTCHA 2.0 is one of the possible solutions even though it was never mentioned in the discussion (also doesn't solve the reCAPTCHA problem, but that would be content for discussion)
      This is a continued pattern of supervotes by Dmehus that has been going on for a while now

    Based on all of the above, I would like this RfC reopened so that discussion on proxy blocking can continue. Naleksuh (talk) 22:49, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

    Actually this was a global RfC so it is a Steward thing, but I'm not going to move it now. Naleksuh (talk) 22:56, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
    I have moved this to the Stewards' noticeboard where it is now in scope. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:26, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
    I agree with Naleksuh, the discussion is keep going active on the issue related to proxy blocks. Please reopen the discussion. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 10:16, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
    We should instead use SimpleCaptcha (math operation, MediaWiki default), FancyCaptcha (words in an image, used on Wikimedia wikis), MathCaptcha (math operation in an image) or QuestyCaptcha (answer to a question set in LocalSettings.php) Cigaryno66331 (talk) 09:39, 14 June 2022 (UTC)
    Hey, sorry for catching up a little late. I asked around a little and ultimately I would say it's best that this discussion is closed, but for a less formal discussion to be put up and stay open. This could be on its own page (perhaps the talk of the closed RfC, developing materiel that can be voted again for more conclusive results) or via Community noticeboard (the default, but it could get a bit clogged by surrounding entries).
    The main problem is that this wasn't on its way to consensus at all (and so I do disagree strongly with the conclusiveness shown in its closure), and ideas wise it's simply not ready to go the full distance. I think we should get a few more things worked out, for example I'm partially waiting to see what Void has for dealing with proxies and presenting a more thorough proposal than what was linked. I'd like to improve how we tell people to request accounts account by email; I've received feedback that the wording of how we block proxies can be unclear in translation, so that's something I'd like to explore to assist Chinese concerns (among other regions). Chinese incentives in particular can only be helped so far by a captcha change (which SRE is already looking into to help them out). A lot of their issue is not being able to register either way because they need to come from proxies. Once we have progress there will be a stronger base to change from and get consensus for, otherwise just reopening now invites a cycle of indecisive repeats of the same arguments to little end.
    Another issue is that this entirely falls to the discretion and availability of SRE. I've talked to several including a steward-sre member and the answer is universally 'we have this on the list but until more gets done/we have more volunteers this can't be priority'. So what we have is an RfC that is almost impossible to enact which has now repeatedly shown difficulties getting a decisive majority that could compel SRE to change this.
    I agree the closure was abrupt, the closing statements contained inaccuracies and the discussion should continue, but I don't think it will get any farther as a proper RfC and I don't see reason to overturn the closure itself in light of the above. I'm open to additional inputs and perhaps soliciting another Steward's response if this one is inadequate, but I don't expect this will change. --Raidarr (talk) 15:40, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
    With regard to your second point, I don't see why a Steward, having previously closed a similar RfC, should be precluded from closing a subsequent RfC. With regard to the first point, I'm open to reopening the third proposal, though I would note that we have no open proxies policy. Requests for Comment is designed to initiate clear policy amendment proposals. What Proposal 3 is a community discussion without a clear policy proposal that can be enforced, so I would rather suggest it be moved to community noticeboard to further discuss how to formulate this into a clear policy proposal, or set of alternate proposals, that are enforceable. With regard to the fourth point, that is not a supervote, as you as mention. That is me just suggesting one possible option which could explored through a subsequent RfC, community discussion, or discussion with SRE. I'm happy to clarify that. Dmehus (talk) 00:34, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    That is me just suggesting one possible option If you have something like that to say, comment. It is not what closures are for, especially when indicating discussion. Naleksuh (talk) 00:46, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    Though another steward did not believe the closure should be overturned, as I do believe there is consensus from those participating in this discussion that the current configuration for reCAPTCHA 2.0 is a problem and there was no consensus for the first two proposals, with the third proposal already being policy and not being clear how it would be enforced, I've nonetheless Yes check.svg reopened this discussion, with the hope that there will become clearer consensus (in either direction) for either Proposal 1 or Proposal 2 or that Proposal 3 may spawn a subsequent proposal that aims to clarify what is unclear. Dmehus (talk) 01:19, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    This issue was not invoked specifically but in my opinion it is not improper to close an RfC early on if the topic of the RfC was discussed very recently before and the outcome is tending towards negative. It is of course important to allow the community to express itself and have as much time as is required to discuss but if the same or similar RfC is attempted multiple times there does not seem to be much sense to rehashing the same topics and same arguments for extended periods of times. If this RfC fails to garner enough votes I suggest that a break of a few months is taken before attempting it again so as it does not become a topic ad nausem for a community which has already expressed its view before. DeeM28 (talk) 20:30, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    I agree with all of your comments, DeeM28. The ReCAPTCHA configuration presents some ongoing challenges, but I very much believe that the way that RfC was structured with only two proposals for alternative CAPTCHAs, so soon after a very similar RfC, was less than ideal. Since the issues persist, I believe continued discussion is reasonable, but I very much would've preferred the RfC's proponent started a discussion at community noticeboard that sought to (a) identify precisely what the problem was with the current ReCAPTCHA configuration, (b) ask SRE to try a series of alternate configurations to (c) identify whether the issue can be fixed with RECAPTCHA. If it could not, then alternatives could, of course, be considered. Dmehus (talk) 03:56, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

    Dormancy policy exemption

    I'd like to request an exemption to the dormancy policy for

    It's a wiki for a relatively popular server on a quite unpopular game engine. (see: Byond)

    I don't expect edits to happen often, as the dev cycle is relatively slow, and large changes don't occur too often. And while there's been a handful of people in the past that have done quite a lot, more of the technical details of the game would have to be added by the developers themselves anyways.

    If y'all have any questions, feel free to ask. Shadow Quill (talk) 16:42, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Shadow Quill: there, apologies for the delay. While the wiki is fairly small it does have a well rounded selection of content, and has been around for quite some time. I see what you mean with slower edits; while they don't seem to have caused activity issues the delays in editing have gone past a month multiple times over the year so far. Paired with the fact it appears well integrated in the community it's for, I think it is reasonable to Yes check.svg grant this. --Raidarr (talk) 19:24, 18 June 2022 (UTC)

    Inability to log on

    I created a test account named "CigarynoTest" and every single time I log in, it tells me no log in session is active. Redacted 06:46, 19 June 2022 (UTC)

    Hi, Please disable Total Cookie Protection on Firefox. If you wish to discuss more and avoid exposing your IP, please contact sre[at] ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 06:54, 19 June 2022 (UTC)
    I fixed it with a VPN, also this is my main account. Cigaryno (talk) 08:15, 19 June 2022 (UTC)
    I have met similiar problems before, and it was fixed by either (i) logging in to another miraheze wiki (ii) using incognito mode to log in. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 13:08, 19 June 2022 (UTC)

    Closing Trashy Celebrities wiki

    This wiki be closed due to it being in severe content policy violations. It violates the policy because it is meant to slander real life people. Almost all pages have no sources, unlike something like Real Life Villans. It should be closed immediately. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 22:23, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

    @ZeusDeeGoose: While I would say based on a brief sample that the pages generally attempt to source and it is not as urgent as it's made out to be here, I do find the wiki is problematic enough to initiate a process that will likely lead to its closure. I've left a topic about it locally. --Raidarr (talk) 12:06, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    @ZeusDeeGoose: and @Raidarr: No, it does not violate the content policy. It is not slandering people, it is criticising them, and the pages on the wiki that don't follow this are up for deletion. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 13:33, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    @FatBurn0000: You do realize that this has been said more than 10 times in the past, right? That's not going to convince anybody, I'm afraid. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:10, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    @DarkMatterMan4500: Well, regardless, it's true. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:39, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

    2 Checkuser requests for the following sockpuppet(s) of Ngozikal and Chuck Quenano

    The latest socks of Ngozikal

    In this one, the usernames are pretty ducky, and rather obvious in terms of username similarities, and also writing style is identical to other identified socks (there's been a bunch of Ngozikal socks popping up, so if I didn't gather enough, I couldn't quite keep up so I'll try the best I can).

    If we look at this history from the Public Broadcasting Service page, you might notice these edits overlap with Kimbella3452's edit, along with some more overlaps from the account(s).

    Chuck Quenano's latest socks

    There's just too many to list here, but a CheckUser is absolutely needed here, as seen from this remarkable overlap from this article on the Closing Logos Group Wiki. @Dmehus: I assume you might not have read the email I sent you last night, but there's just too many sock accounts from both parties to even list, so I am doing the best I can to gather some type of evidence through the page's history. Sorry if it looks a bit weak, but the usernames are obviously similar in terms of username similarities. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:36, 11 June 2022 (UTC)

    DarkMatterMan4500, Indeed, I'd not seen your e-mail message yet, but will aim to look at it tonight, together with this report and any direct messages you may have sent on IRC. Dmehus (talk) 22:45, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
    There's one that still needs to be banned, because this guy's not the actual logo YouTuber itself who posts logos he captures.--Crazy Muzzarino (talk) 19:52, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
    Crazy Muzzarino That's  Unrelated to the 2 parties I've listed above. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:56, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
    DarkMatterMan4500 If you closely check the personal info on his profile on the wiki you're addressing the problem at, that is one of his socks he openly used his real name at. So yes that one needs to be banned.--Crazy Muzzarino (talk) 20:10, 12 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Crazy Muzzarino: From what I've been hearing, ThePBSArchive2020's modus operandi is usually impersonation. It could possibly be him imitating Chuck Quenano. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:46, 13 June 2022 (UTC)
    And of course, another sockpuppet, which is Chance and Friends just showed up. Dmehus, just a heads-up. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:12, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    I've issued a soft block locally that should at least somewhat stem these account creations, which I picked up while taking a glance at the 'abuse filter' accounts clearly created to circumvent blocks themselves. Everything here is superficial enough that I'm uncertain in taking stronger action and will defer to Doug before proceeding to lock/deeper sockpuppetry investigation unless the soft measures in the cases I did look at are circumvented. I may end up looking at the Pepsi case earlier if I get a better reading of who Chuck is and what they're on about. --Raidarr (talk) 22:42, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
    DarkMatterMan4500, thank you for your report. This is a case of one of original user's user accounts being legitimately blocked for failing to follow the wiki's editing style guidelines despite warnings and attempts to get them to correct. That being said, their original account, original account, was left unlocked, to allow them to appeal properly (i.e., it shouldn't take much, just a commitment to not use copious alternate accounts to edit on the same wiki and to follow the wiki's style guidelines). However, in the event they've forgotten about that account or otherwise lost access to that account, I've left the most recent account unlocked, to allow them to appeal, whether locally or on Meta Wiki (we'd surely forward that to the local wiki). The other accounts have been locked, and I've globally soft blocked another range. Dmehus (talk) 02:35, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    CheckUser request for the following accounts

    I am asking for a CheckUser on these particular accounts as they have been editing in a similar fashion to either Anti villain or Gigdsclasp, with similar trolling tactics or otherwise disruptive behavior.

    Here's a comparison of behavioral evidence and/or similar editing styles they have been using to consider:

    So overall, a CheckUser might be necessary, as Anti villain/Gigdsclasp has been known for resorting to sockpuppetry or lock evasion for over a year now, and these accounts need to be checked, along with any sleepers they might be carrying around. Thank you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 19:23, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

    I hope to hear back from a Steward as soon as they see this thread. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:01, 19 June 2022 (UTC)
    DarkMatterMan4500, with apologies for the delay. behaviourally, there's a fair bit of similarity between this most recent crop of accounts and some of the Anti villain (and the confirmed socks). In other terms, the first three accounts are indeed socks of this more contemporary master account and very likely socks of Anti villain and socks. As for Dehehhe, behaviourally, there's some similarity, but no similarity in other terms. As such, I've Yes check.svg locked the first three listed accounts, along with two other accounts. I've left Dehehhe unlocked for now, but do be sure to keep us posted should it edit similarly, or should similar accounts created after it edit similarly. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:45, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Dmehus: Thank you for doing so. And I am so sorry that it had to come to this, in terms of your recent resignation. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:36, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    Request for deletion

    I would like to request the deletion of two wikis: Beach Ball Wiki ( and Cartoon Wiki (, both of which were created by Caidin Johnson, a known vandal and abuser of sockpuppet accounts. The former is also a ripoff of the CLG Wiki. Buzzfan120 (talk) 18:52, 16 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Buzzfan120: Could you elaborate on how those 2 wikis are rip-offs of the CLG Wiki? The way you worded it was very vague. As for Caidin Johnson herself, some of us are quite aware of what she does, and one Steward even took notice of that, after I reported her previous socks back in November. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:57, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Buzzfan120: Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward comment In most cases, we only delete wikis which most of its articles violated the Content policy or have severe copyright issues, usually with an extra question about this to the founder. You said the former one have copyright issues, can you give out the corresponding links for evidences? For the second wiki you mentioned, unless there is a clear violation of the policies I mentioned above, I doubt if the it can be deleted only due to the reason that the owner is a LTA. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:26, 17 June 2022 (UTC)
    There is precedent for deleting wikis made by locked users where there are no other local contributors, in accordance with the Content Policy provision of "Miraheze may delete unused and empty wikis." Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:47, 17 June 2022 (UTC)
    Empty or unused wikis can indeed be closed under the Dormancy Policy which is noted by the Content policy, but from what I can see those wikis they mentioned wasn’t closed or inactive, so I doubt if stewards should delete those wikis. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 02:05, 18 June 2022 (UTC)
    Caidin is a guy, by the way. And the Beach Ball Wiki is a ripoff of the CLG Wiki because a lot of the articles are about logos, with Caidin's signature brand of nonsense thrown in. He even went so far as to give his wiki a similar domain name ( (CLG Wiki's domain name is The other wiki isn't a ripoff of the CLG Wiki, it's just a bunch of nonsense. And the only contributor to these wikis is Caidin, but he uses various sockpuppet accounts to edit the two wikis. Buzzfan120 (talk) 04:23, 18 June 2022 (UTC)
    To add onto the evidence for Beach Ball Wiki being a carbon copy of the CLG Wiki, the Rules page for Beach Ball Wiki ( is a near-exact copy of CLG Wiki's Rules page (, even down to retaining mentions of the CLG Wiki. HibiscusCrown20 (talk) 18:34, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    First, I just want to say that Caidin is not globally locked, so I still doubt if the second wiki you mentioned shall be deleted, since it is still not marked as closed per the Dormancy Policy. However, having checked the Beach Ball Wiki, I agree that tons of pages are rip-offs of CLG wiki, so it should be deleted under the Content Policy which notes “A wiki must not create problems which make it difficult for other wikis”, which apparently it does. I think pinging Raidarr (a steward in miraheze) here will be useful for all parties. Also ping Caidin2009 to note that your wiki is being asked for deletion. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 10:48, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

    Please add Dormancy Policy exemption for FIFA Manager Modding Wiki wiki

    I'm asking to add the wiki to exemption list The reason is current war in Ukraine. Last time a lot of people contacted me because they saw a notification about a possible deletion. There may be a situation where I will not be able to update the wiki. Dmitri (talk) 21:13, 18 June 2022 (UTC)

    @Dmitri: I've only just now seen this request. I have approved it, and added an exemption for your wiki. Take care out there. Cheers -- Void Whispers 23:43, 28 June 2022 (UTC)


    Why is the URL in the spam filter? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:10, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

    This is just because in matches the entry matches the spam blacklist. Cigaryno (talk) 14:55, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    Hi, TheTopTens was banned from being linked to as it is full of abuse and unmoderated. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 15:03, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    @FatBurn0000: Specifically, it was added as a result of this discussion for hosting harassment towards Miraheze users. — Chrs (talk) 18:46, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Cigaryno:, @RhinosF1: and @Chrs: But what if a page about the website's content was going to be created? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:53, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
    It will not be created because matches the global spam blacklist. Cigaryno (talk) 09:29, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Cigaryno: No I mean, have you considered that users might want to do that? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 13:31, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    See the global spam blacklist and find here. Cigaryno (talk) 13:40, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, we have considered the fact that the community doesn't want wikis to be able to link to an abusive and unmoderated website. If you think this position should be changed you're free to present arguments as to why that should be done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:41, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Reception123: Yes, but what I mean is, I'm not talking about theTopTens being used as a source itself for information, I am talking about if users wanted to create wikis and pages about its content. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:45, 21 June 2022 (UTC)
    Creating pages about TheTopTens isn't banned, only using the actual link will be prevented (if I understood what you meant correctly) Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:42, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
    I would advise you strongly consider the Content Policy when doing so, while it is not banned, you run a serious risk of violating it if posts from the site are repeated on Miraheze that are inappropriate. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 12:47, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
    A page about TheTopTens will be created but only was banned. Cigaryno (talk) 16:30, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
    In addition to what others have said, there is a MediaWiki spam whitelist, which should be able to override the global whitelist. That being said, that website is quite a spammy website and has been the source of numerous Content Policy issues, so as others have said, I would advise against it. Dmehus (talk) 00:52, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    Hit Counters

    I recently completed the 'survey' and I did state that I would like to see statistics on a per page basis. Reception123 kindly responded with "I understand the need to see statistics on a per-page basis but for the time being unfortunately we don't have enough funds to be able to fully implement this. However, we are trying out hit counters which can be requested at so you could try to that to at least have minimal statistics for the time being." So inline with Reception123's recommendation I am requesting the 'hit counter' facility please. NavySparker (talk) 13:09, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

    The WiKi in question is 'Battle of Jutland Crew Lists Project'. Sorry I missed that off on my original posting. NavySparker (talk) 10:54, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
    What subdomain does your wiki have? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 10:58, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
    The Wiki is NavySparker (talk) 16:59, 22 June 2022 (UTC)
    This is a request for the 'Hit Counter' facility to be installed on the above Wiki please. NavySparker (talk) 15:37, 25 June 2022 (UTC)
    @NavySparker: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 23:52, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
    Excellent, thank you NavySparker (talk) 06:40, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

    Request for skin change at unbookswiki

    Following discussions in the community portal at unbookswiki , there is clear community consensus for changing the wiki’s skin from vector-2022 back to legacy vector. As a local sysop of this wiki, I request to change the skin back to legacy vector for the whole site. Thanks. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 11:08, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

    You can contact the wiki's bureaucrat(s). Cigaryno (talk) 15:37, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
    There are no local bureaucrats due to an ongoing local dispute which requires Steward mediation hence why Matttest asks here. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:05, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Matttest: Sorry for the delay, this is Yes check.svg Done. The request was enacted by proxy since nobody replied, but I found it reasonable enough to perform.
    This delay among other things stems back to the management issue for the wiki which now falls entirely in my lap following Doug's resignation. I'm not really comfortable resolving the unbooks dispute from scratch alone, so I'll try to bring in colleagues who can partake as well and see if Doug had any final thoughts that can be built in. I'm inclined to restart the wiki's mediation from scratch on its own page. --Raidarr (talk) 18:33, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

    Enabling External Data extension at

    Hello, I noticed phab:T9246 and our wiki would like to use this extension to query APIs for the latest versions of software, could a steward please enable it? Thanks! Fee1-dead (talk) 02:36, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

    Ping @Universal Omega. Fee1-dead (talk) 09:26, 24 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Fee1-dead: This has now been done. -- Void Whispers 23:58, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    Interwiki request

    Could you add two interwikis on Japlantwiki,please?Here is a result of discussion.("賛成" means "surpport" in Japanese.) by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 08:47, 23 June 2022 (UTC)Fix. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 09:37, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

    Note for patrollers: The requesting wiki is private. Steward action is necessary in this case. dross (tcg) 08:54, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
    They requested earlier on Discord and later withdrew the request, the private thingy was the same reason. Interwiki administrators can not edit the Special:Interwiki of a private wiki. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  17:30, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
    I am just curious why the wiki is make private while the wiki request states that it is a wiki that describe plants in Japanese, which should be a public encyclopedic wiki. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 10:25, 24 June 2022 (UTC)
    Local bureaucrats have the right to change it from private to public whenever, maybe they just wanted to be the ones to edit it, not anyone else. Plenty of reasons to make a wiki private, even those wiki a public-sounding wiki request. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 15:45, 25 June 2022 (UTC)

    global block request

    I have found out that the IP range is an open proxy:Expressvpn. Airtransat236 (talk) 23:22, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

    Airtransat236, though I'm not sure if you encountered this IP address being used for spam, vandalism, or some other nefarious activity on a Miraheze wiki, this has been Yes check.svg done per our no open proxies policy, in part, because of the identified VPN provider usage. Dmehus (talk) 00:38, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    Talk Page Access Denied On-Wiki


    I'm filing this report as I've recently noticed that a wiki, polcompballwiki, has been denying talk page access to any user for communication. While not explicitly disallowed, it's doesn't permit communication between editors, and as such, is an obstruction on basic editing. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 02:55, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

    This was done following the consultation of Stewards due to severe Code of Conduct violations that occur on the wiki, specifically on the former comment sections and talk pages. CVT had to intervene several times on that wiki, particularly in the comments section and thus that had to be done. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:07, 24 June 2022 (UTC)
    Ah, gotcha. Got it. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 15:21, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

    Urgent: I accidentally deleted the Bureaucrat role. Could a steward please readd it to my wiki?

    I accidentally deleted my Bureaucrat usergroup for my wiki at Could someone please readd the usergroup and place my account into it?  Yoshi Funny (talk) 20:20, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

    I've restored the group with the default permissions set I believe. Either way, you should now have managewiki access back to continue customizing permissions. Just be sure to be careful that you don't remove managewiki without already being in another group that also adds it. -- Void Whispers 20:52, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

    Enable something in my wiki

    Hello, I need a steward enables the expirimental features checkbox in Special:ManageWiki/core/gdwikiwiki. Cigaryno (talk) 12:44, 26 June 2022 (UTC)

    Any reason why? SRE on occasions experiments new features but at this moment, we are not doing anything experimental. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:49, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
    I want to use expirimental features on my wiki. Cigaryno (talk) 15:41, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
    This does not respond to Agent Isai's question. You are making the same point as you made before without any more depth. The question being asked is why you would like the experimental features? What makes you want them? --DeeM28 (talk) 12:43, 1 July 2022 (UTC)
    To reiterate, Agent just said they're not doing anything experimental, so there is nothing to use. --Raidarr (talk) 11:47, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    None one comes to resolve the request wiki queue?

    I requested to create Cloaud Village Wiki 8 hours ago but I haven't get got any replies. Zes M Young (talk) 13:26, 26 June 2022 (UTC)

    Be patient as wiki creators might be busy for now. Cigaryno (talk) 13:41, 26 June 2022 (UTC)
    Sorry. OK. I'm actually not in such a hurry. --Zes M Young (talk) 14:06, 26 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Zes M Young: Your request is currently waiting for you to select a different subdomain. — Chrs (talk) 23:10, 26 June 2022 (UTC)
    OK. I've requested again. @Chrs Zes M Young (talk) 02:18, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done. — Chrs (talk) 02:26, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks! --Zes M Young (talk) 02:34, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
    @Chrs But why did you give me an English mainpage?? Oh, it doesn't matter. (doge Zes M Young (talk) 02:38, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

    Please globally lock this user

    Generic-anti-sjw - Is an obvious troll, not only proven by their comments, but also take a look at this. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 23:54, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

    FatBurn0000, though the user has only made three comments across three wikis, they're all unconstructive trolling and vandalism, and it's clear they are not here to contribute in a constructive fashion, so Yes check.svg done. Dmehus (talk) 01:08, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    A glitch that is going on

    When you click on the notification button, it either does not let you look at them and says "There are no notifications." (if one of the notifications is on the wiki you are on) or when you click on everything, the notifications take too long to load (if all of the notifications are from another wiki/other wikis). FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:28, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    I suspect you are talking about this issue, and reccomend that you reply there (or if necessary here) including the wiki that the phantom notifications are from and confirming if you are able to go to that wiki's Special:Notifications page. --Raidarr (talk) 11:05, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

    Requesting close for Requests for Comment/Replace reCAPTCHA with another CAPTCHA 2

    There have been no comments or votes in this RfC for a period longer than a week. I therefore propose that a Steward closes this RfC. DeeM28 (talk) 12:26, 1 July 2022 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Closed by John. Miraheze will currently keep using ReCaptchaNoCaptcha. Cigaryno (talk) 17:57, 1 July 2022 (UTC)
    This is not the consensus of the RFC by any means. The community opposed QuestyCaptcha and hCaptcha, while noting multiple significant problems with reCAPTCHA. In addition, an alternative to reCAPTCHA such as proxy blocking gained support. Only one person, Reception123, has expressed a view that Miraheze should continue using reCAPTCHA. Naleksuh (talk) 18:32, 1 July 2022 (UTC)
    There was no consensus to switch to anything else within any proposal in that RfC, all proposals within it were clearly consensus of oppose. So the closure of keeping CAPTCHA the same is correct. Zppix (Meta | talk to me) 00:32, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    Enabling NewPageCSS on Deep Gaming

    As the owner of the Deep Gaming wiki, I am requesting that NewPageCSS be added to the wiki. Cheers! Carhles (talk) 17:25, 1 July 2022 (UTC)

    Hi there. I do not believe Miraheze supports that extension. As an alternative, the extension CSS is available. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 19:41, 1 July 2022 (UTC)
    Per Extensions, this request will likely to be declined since it is not actively maintained. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:18, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    CheckUser request

    User is blocked on Qualitipedia as a Sockpuppet of ApexAgunomu. AlPaD (talk) 20:05, 1 July 2022 (UTC)

    Don't bother with the CU...yes, I am Apex. Can this account be locked please? I really don't want any more trouble here, so I'll go away for a long time now. Emuritto (talk) 00:15, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    I appreciate the confession, Emuritto. That took guts and I respect it. I expect a Steward will be along any minute now. Thank you. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 00:20, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    In the future as I've expressed to DMM before, I would like to handle this 'straight from the top' - so, avoiding public confrontation/local block, skipping to report and having it dealt with by CVT at once unless the need to locally block is urgent. --Raidarr (talk) 12:02, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    Please ban 'User:Purple7398 uwu owo uwo' and 'User:UwU purple7398 UwU'. They are vandalizing LGBTQIA wiki's article.

    Please ban 'User:Purple7398 uwu owo uwo' and 'User:UwU purple7398 UwU'. They are vandalizing LGBTQIA wiki's article. User:Purple7398 uwu owo uwo and User:UwU purple7398 UwU had rewritten many articles into harmful and irrelevant ones. They will continue to do so. Please ban them. TMNBFF (talk) 08:04, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    The first account had already been Yes check.svg locked by Raidarr and I have locked the second one for abusing multiple accounts just now. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:51, 7 July 2022 (UTC)
    I know I performed an investigation on this and must have moved on before finalizing it. My apologies. --Raidarr (talk) 12:18, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

    Request to add interwiki prefixes

    I'd like to add the following interwiki prefixes to both cloudvillagewiki and shzxxxmwiki that I manage:

    • moe: for
    • rs: for
    • And please change the target of w: into zhwikipedia

    Thanks. Zes M Young (talk) 09:11, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    Nobody? Am I going to a wrong place? Zes M Young (talk) 12:27, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    Please be patient. You are right at the Stewards’ noticeboard. An Interwiki administrator or a steward will soon review your request. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 13:13, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Zes M Young: Apologies for late response, this is Yes check.svg Done by now. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  14:47, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    I don't want to be on Miraheze anymore, can you please delete my account?

    can you please delete my account?

    Dear Miraheze,

    I've made a mistake registering here in the first place two years ago. Will you please delete my account permanently so I could focus on other things? I don't really want to work on any Miraheze websites anymore. Thrionus (talk) 12:11, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

    Hi Thrionus, would you like to simply be locked which is quick/easy and restricts you from logging in, or should I forward this to Trust and Safety to 'GDPR' your account (changes name, makes it inaccessible, vanished and so forth)? Second's a bit excessive and will take longer to complete but I figure I should offer it when you say 'delete', which isn't technically possible strictly speaking. --Raidarr (talk) 12:17, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks! Yes, please report my message to Trust and Safety to make my account vanish please! I don't wanna work at Miraheze anymore. I just wanna focus on other websites! Thanks! Thrionus (talk) 12:23, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    can you please delete my account? I don't want to be on Miraheze anymore. Lukaaa640 (talk) 17:04, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    Lukaaa640 and Thrionus, as these appear to be two similar requests from apparently two distinct users, could both of you please e-mail the Trust and Safety team at, linking to the original diff of your request here and clearly indicating which user account is yours, they can initiate the process to 'remove' your account in accordance with the Data Request Process. For regulatory reporting and tracking purposes, in your e-mail message to the Trust and Safety team, please also specify your country of origin. This will help to expedite your request. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 19:21, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
    Do I email via Gmail? Thrionus (talk) 12:21, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
    Yep, that's fine. In your e-mail, please also make reference to this thread by stating that you originally made this request to have your account anonymized and renamed in accordance with the Data Request Process on stewards' noticeboard from your Thrionus user account, including a link to the permalink to this thread. Dmehus (talk) 12:44, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

    Request for managewiki

    Hello.May I ask you to add the "managewiki" authority to the bureaucrats in the managewiki of the Japlantwiki? I accidentally removed that privilege from the bureaucracy. I would appreciate a quick response if possible.This wiki is private,so steward action is needed. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 01:26, 6 July 2022 (UTC)

    @Buel: Yes check.svg fixed. Naturally I advise caution in modifying bureaucrat/other ManageWiki groups in the future. --Raidarr (talk) 02:12, 6 July 2022 (UTC)

    Requesting deletion of

    I don't need this wiki anymore. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 21:33, 8 July 2022 (UTC)

    Hi there! It appears that the wiki in question is currently closed. Unless a bureaucrat of the wiki, or a user with the managewiki permission un-closes it, the wiki will automatically be included in a list of wikis set for deletion within a matter of months. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 21:49, 8 July 2022 (UTC)
    @BrandonWM: Hi, he is actually the bureaucrat of the wiki. Before commenting here, I will suggest a brief check of Special:CentralAuth, as well as the wiki request. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 03:04, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done by Agent Isai. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 04:04, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, I’m aware that he’s a local bureaucrat Matttest. It was a general information statement. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 05:12, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
    Just to put a cap on this since I think there's confusion on the request. If users are sole managers of the wiki and there are no other contributors/no major or recent contributors, they can by all means request removal early. If there's more people involved then we like to establish community consensus. Zeus has been here for some time and likely knows about automatic expiration, but shortened the process for a wiki he does not intend to work on again. This will 're pool' its domain/concept much shorter than the odd 6 months normally as well as free up resources in the meantime. --Raidarr (talk) 12:15, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

    Check my rename request, please.

    Hi! A few days ago I submitted a request to rename my account. Check it out, please, I'm really looking forward. GRELLA (talk) 13:51, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

    Hi there! Our Stewards are incredibly busy, as I’m sure you can imagine, them having to deal with global issues that may arise. Rest assured, a Steward will likely take care of your global rename request within the next few days. If they don’t, please feel free to follow up on this request.
    Thank you!
    Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 15:27, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
    I've now approved the rename. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:29, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Reception123 Thanks you, guys! <3 Liberhood (talk) 17:16, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

    Enable Semantic Media Wiki on

    Need this extension to create infoboxes and more. Thank you. Thibs (talk) 10:16, 10 July 2022 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Done! Please note that our implementation of SMW is still experimental so if there's any errors please report on Phabricator Reception123 (talk) (C) 04:51, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

    I need to be an administrator in

    Can someone make me an administrator on that wiki? it is because all the administrators of that wiki are no longer active on Miraheze nor in the wiki, and because there are some pages that are candidates for deletion on the wiki and the wiki needs rules.

    I want to prevent that wiki from being shut down. HeavenSmile (talk) 15:10, 10 July 2022 (UTC)

    Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward comment I will advise you to follow the local election process to become a bureaucrat of the wiki even if there are literally no one active on the wiki. When the local election is successful, please ask for bureaucratship here, with a new thread linked to the election page. Thank you. -Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 02:49, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
    While the above is true generally, the wiki is deeply problematic and in the process of closure. It also has active users who would probably repel any takeover attempts. As such, we Stewards would not consider any elections conducted on this wiki on the basis of this. Apologies. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:03, 11 July 2022 (UTC) The desire to own and activate

    valuable stewards, mirapedia wikipedia clone and a valuable encyclopedia for miraheze even if it is copyrighted. Closing the encyclopedia that miraheze 'Miraheze' is due to copyright does not benefit miraheze, but harms it. Please, I request that the wiki be reopened and that a bureaucrat and administrator be given to me. I promise to do my best to clear the copyrights on the wiki and make it a better wiki. Although building a wiki from scratch can lead to inactivity, editing an old wiki has always been a better option. Miraheze's biggest problem (in my opinion) is that wikis are not organized and inactive. We have valuable encyclopedias, including mirapedia, to be saved. Mirapedia means the loss of Miraheze. I request the stewards to open it. Hey Türkiye message? 15:37, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

    to this link When you look, we have thousands of inactive wikis. If we want to contribute to Miraheze, we should contribute to old and useful wikis, not new ones. Hey Türkiye message? 17:06, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward comment Hi, it will be better for stewards to review this reopen request if you can state what will you plan to do with this wiki (except cleaning up the copyright infringements). As per this essay, most wikis will never become the scale of Wikipedia after all. I will personally suggest you to narrowing down the wiki’s scope, and tell us your idea here, before asking for the reopening of the wiki. Or just start a new wiki at Special:RequestWiki, which is a better place if you want to start with a new topic of the wiki. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:28, 12 July 2022 (UTC)
    Wikipedia clones are not valuable. They hinder search engine optimization in a way that can have practical consequences for the platform. They make a joke of legal compliance when attribution isn't even attempted. They (even derivatives with their own brand) tend to sap off each other in content and audience, the last time I checked there was at least a half dozen wikis in a similar scope of covering 'basically everything' with laxer degrees of notability and structure. I have zero empathy for one of them being down when there are too many options between Famepedia, Gyaanipedia, Gratispaideia, various branches of Allmedia, and closed examples like Wikihpedia and Extrapedia and that is just what I remember off the top of my head. It's endemic. These wikis unrealistically occupy the same space with no specificity, some more gratuitously than others. This doesn't get an audience, it gets one-off people or small groups that try to remake the same wheel or lack the resources to build and publish a new one.
    You should contribute to wikis which will build upwards with a new angle or at the very least established ones that try to be their own brand, not build in a direction where there is no market niche except for simply disliking Wikipedia itself for whatever reason and wanting to make 'your own' or one that very flagrantly copies Wikipedia or implies unrealistic connection to Miraheze ('Mirapedia', which sounds a bit too official for me anyway in a wiki that is not representative of the platform). If you want to edit an old wiki, edit one of the listed projects that are open - to use your example, editing an old wiki is a better option than a closed fork that has been snubbed out by its competition into inactivity or is so fundamentally broken like Mirapedia.
    To put this in short I will refuse any request to reopen a wiki which is topically covered by existing wikis as mentioned above (I will not accept reopen requests for Wikihpedia and Extrapedia for example) and the Stewards certainly will not restore wikis which have not made an attempt at being their own project like Mirapedia. I welcome a broader community discussion or general feedback if this assessment is not satisfactory. --Raidarr (talk) 12:33, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

    Hi @Raidarr, first of all thank you for writing a long text. I know. Wikis, which are a fork of wikipedia, are sometimes insecure and stolen. now I took some inspiration from wikipedia on my homepage in my wikiretet project. Thanks also to @Masttest for the warning I will edit it as soon as possible in accordance with the content policy. (please link to content policy) . i will fix it as soon as possible. I have a few questions in my mind; I expect you to answer these questions.

    Hey Türkiye's questions to Raidarr

    1:) Mirapedia seems a bit like the official establishment of Miraheze, but if it was really your wiki (which belongs to Miraheze), how would you close it?
    reply: Unclear question. Miraheze would not authorize a general wikipedia wiki nor would I do so myself. If it did then its terms would be set via through community discussion. I wouldn't necessarily veto a wiki called 'mirapedia' because it confers association, but I would encourage it to separate itself from any official recognition that it doesn't have. --Raidarr (talk) 00:59, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
    2:) There are many wikipedia inspired encyclopedias like Mirapedia. For example, you created a wiki identical to wikipedia. would you copy this wiki from Wikipedia or would you make it yourself?
    reply: I never wish to create a wikipedia-type wiki because a) it will have little merit alongside the existing Wikipedia and b) it would topically conflict with existing pseudo-wikipedia projects we already host. However if I were to do it I would very much hope to write the content myself/encourage it be original. Even with attribution (which is the bare minimum requirement to pull word for word) having essentially duplicate content articles doesn't help stand out and there are already archive sites if that is the reason. I'd want to personally operate it in a way that brings something new to the table. But deciding what that is would be the key. --Raidarr (talk) 00:59, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
    3:) for example User XXX created a wiki. her name is Princesswiki. You just found out that the homepage of this wiki is stolen from wikipedia. would you close this wiki?
    reply: If the homepage is taken line by line without attribution and that's the only issue then I would push for attribution. If that is the only issue then it is not reflective of a systemic Content Policy issue as was the case with Mirapedia, and so is very minor and should not result in a wiki closing. It's also much less likely to hinder the site on principle if only the front page design is used functionally to support otherwise original content pages. It doesn't have to just be one page either considering it's quite common for wikis to draw from Wikipedia backend (templates, modules and such). Since these are typically imports with inline attribution this is not an issue. --Raidarr (talk) 00:59, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
    4:) For example, let's say I deleted all the pages in mirapedia, instead of mirapedia, I found an encyclopedia topic that was not stolen from another wikipedia. Can you delete the pages and give permission (I'm talking about bureaucrat and administrator authority) or can you clear mirapedia from copyright and allow to install the encyclopedia from the beginning?
    reply: If you want to re-request a Mirapedia with a clear scope and game plan and not engaging in the issues of the previous project, I would support a drop of the old database so a new one can be made as the clean slate you're talking about. Assuming it would pass the standard wiki creation process. This would be far simpler than purging every page on the existing setup to leave it blank, getting a more appropriate scope approved from the Stewards and then following the necessary local elections process. --Raidarr (talk) 00:59, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

    I would appreciate it if you could answer these questions @Raidarr. This is a really important issue, some encyclopedias in Miraheze can be stolen from wikipedia, I am waiting for your opinions on this. Thanks Hey Türkiye message? 17:31, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

    For coherence/brevity I have concentrated the tangents above in a single response, forgive my interruption of the desired format.

    NOTE: The questions are available above. Hey Türkiye message? 07:42, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

    If any other wikis are stolen directly from Wikipedia (ie, mass import of content without attribution) like Mirapedia then feel free to report them; if they do have attribution then the most I can say is that I really don't care for them but they aren't inherently a content policy issue. It's looked at case by case though. I'd be uncomfortable shutting down a wiki that has attribution but is still a flagrant/sloppy duplication on my own unless more factors are involved. --Raidarr (talk) 00:59, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you @Raidarr for answering the questions. The questions satisfied me, the authorities can archive this discussion if they wish, I wish everyone a happy day. Hey Türkiye message? 07:42, 13 July 2022 (UTC)
    Since this was an interesting tangent and we rarely outright close discussions, I'm open for anyone's input especially if the answers may not have been clear to them. --Raidarr (talk) 11:23, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

    Requesting a deletion of my wiki.

    Delete my wiki please, I lost interest of maintaining it: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peakbread (talkcontribs)

    @Peakbread: For future reference, whenever making a post on any wiki, please make sure to sign it by appending ~~~~ at the end of your posts so that we know who made the post. Anyway, I have Yes check.svg deleted your wiki, as requested. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:26, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

    Global locks

    Blue Sky Studios Fan and Rezal and his friends - Is a sockpuppet of Muhammad Alfarezal. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 00:27, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Done and Yes check.svg done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:51, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

    Founder account lost due to 2FA phone being lost, request bureacraut rights for successor account

    Hi, I'm the successor account to the founder account of 2 wikis: and

    I had 2FA enables but unfortunately I lost the phone that had the 2FA app so that account is definitely lost, but I still have access to the email for the original account so if possible I'd like to verify it to either retrieve the original account or be granted bureaucrat rights on this successor account. I really need admin level access because I locked some vital pages to editing the other pages in both wikis. Thanks in advance!

    Balofo2 (talk) 18:26, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

    Pictogram voting info.svg Non-steward review Hello, I'm sorry you lost the 2FA verification on your account. As far as I know, 2FA authentication is not removed by administrators. Just wait for our managers, they will help you. Hey Türkiye message? 07:31, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
    Hi, Former SRE here, 2FA removals are rarely done unless there's unquestionable proof that you are the account owner via another factor. That could be a GPG key clearly linked to you, committed identity, knowing a trusted volunteer in real life or having an NDA and proving your ID. This is because of the social engineering risk. A steward may want to reopen the wikis and you proceed with a local election asking for rights which would be fine but likely take a few weeks. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 08:00, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
    @RhinosF1: If T/S, SRE, or Stewards could verify the email address linked to both accounts, could we disable 2FA? Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 08:08, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
    No, that defeats the point of 2FA. If you have an email, you can reset password. That just makes it 1FA. T&S or SRE need a 2nd factor that's undeniable and not point in time (linked discord account is not enough) ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 08:24, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Balofo2: I'm sorry to say that looking further it's just not possible to circumvent the 2fA part, which requires an extremely high confidence/burden of proof that most users tend not to have in place, nor are they in place here. If T&S or SRE can think of a way that is prominent to this case to do something different, I welcome them to point it out. Otherwise from the Steward perspective we will have to go the long way of a local election, which should just be a formality here and only take some time to meet your second request of being granted rights on the successor account. If there are things protected to autoconfirmed in the meantime or specific admin functions you'd like to be modified, we can take those requests here until it's settled. --Raidarr (talk) 11:48, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Raidarr: Thanks for the support but both wikis are closed so I can't edit or create a new page for the local election process. Could someone please open both wikis for this? Balofo2 (talk) 17:45, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

    Muhammad Alfarezal the VHS guy and Muhammad Alfarezal the Selena Gomez fan

    Muhammad Alfarezal the VHS guy was created on Company Bumpers and Muhammad Alfarezal the Selena Gomez fan was created on CLG Wiki. both Muhammad Alfarezal the VHS guy and Muhammad Alfarezal the Selena Gomez fan is a sockpuppet of Muhammad Alfarezal and has been blocked indefinitely. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 08:03, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

    Hi there. A few notes and questions. 1) There’s no request in this note. Are you requesting a global lock of the above accounts? Also, what do you mean by sockpuppets? Are they your alternate accounts (in which case I’d highly recommend not making so many accounts), or are they impersonations of you? Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontribsglobalrights) 08:06, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

    Muhammad Alfarezal the VHS guy and Muhammad Alfarezal the Selena Gomez fan - is a sockpuppet of Muhammad Alfarezal. Muhammad Alfarezal (talk) 08:18, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

    Merged sections and Yes check.svg Done. --Raidarr (talk) 11:43, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

    Block “ Wiki Staff 06” from the CountryHumans wiki.

    Hey Miraheze, can you please block and globally lock Wiki Staff 06. They are a vandalizm only account, since they have recently vandalized some pages fromthe CountryHumans Wiki. Thank you. KumihoWolffey (talk) 23:31, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

    Thanks for your report! Normally, we only locally block the account in question and don't globally lock for petty vandalism. However, because this user is clearly in bad faith and because they violate a policy we have called the Username Policy (which prohibits you from having accounts like "Wiki Admin," "Wiki Staff," etc., I have Yes check.svg globally locked this user. If they return, please let us know here on the Stewards' noticeboard. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:21, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
    Upon further inspection based on similar vandalism that occurred on the wiki earlier today, I discovered various sockpuppets that were used to vandalize the wiki, along with sleeper accounts. I have since Yes check.svg globally locked them all as sockpuppets of Moony2. I also Yes check.svg locally blocked the problematic IP range where this abuse came from. If you see any further vandalism, please alert us here, thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:19, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

    Accidently removed ManageWiki permission

    You heard it right. I was experimenting with user permissions at my wiki, and apparently when I was managing Bureaucrats but eventually decided to revert changes, I forgot to revert the ManageWiki permission and clicked "Save". So I can't manage my wiki now. I know, it’s a really silly request, but please, can I get it back? Mr. Fataled (talk) 16:13, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Done, please be careful when changing the rights of any default group such as bureaucrat, administrator, etc., or else you may lock yourself out. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:05, 19 July 2022 (UTC)


    I request declining my "Rename request pending approval" as I made mistake of choosing that new username I made. Peakbread (talk) 14:34, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Declined Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:09, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

    Could someone approve my pending stuff?

    I am not sure if this is allowed, but it would be nice if one of the stewards would approve my Rename request pending approval and my pending "Athenaeum Spaces" wiki that is currently inreview. Peakbread (talk) 00:29, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

    It doesn't necessarily speed up the process, but there's nothing against leaving a message here if things have been sitting. Global rename requests are clear, yours will need to be resubmitted as it did not offer a valid reason. Wiki requests are in good part clear and I apologize for the delay in that area, nobody seems to have caught up to it for a few days. I just worked out a good section including your request and Agent has just stepped in to support; if there's anything left by morning I'll clear that as well. --Raidarr (talk) 02:16, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

    Do something about this wiki

    After getting his/her (incorrect) page deleted on the fandom iCarly wiki for the 4th time, User NachelForever copied the whole wiki to Miraheze, with the only changes being that now pages mention the character Kayla Lee (a character who, in reality, never existed on the show and is completely fanon) Gtbot2007 (talk) 15:35, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

    I’m currently crediting/Attribution all of that content to the Fandom Wiki -- NachelForever (talk) 19:28, 22 July 2022 (UTC)
    I'm in contact with the wiki administrator who is fixing the issue, per above. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:21, 23 July 2022 (UTC)

    Issue with an anon on Trashy Celebrities Wiki

    Anonymous user has constantly been adding content on the Mathieu Brunet (2016-Present) page on Trashy Celebrities Wiki stating that Brunet is "stupid," should die, and should get arrested for his actions (even though he hasn't done anything illegal). I have already told him that calling him "stupid" is potentially cyberbullying, and I don't really need to explain what's wrong with the other two. He has constantly been re-adding it despite my attempts to get him to stop it. Could a steward or global sysop please block him from the wiki temporarily? I have to ask here because all of the admins are inactive. Thanks, FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 21:34, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

    In light of the recent discussion started by Raidarr on that wiki about closure and upon the general agreement of Stewards, I have closed the wiki which technically resolves this matter. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:51, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Agent Isai: Why did you do that? The discussion wasn't finished, and also, all of the pages that violated the Content Policy were a candidate for deletion. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:45, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
    The discussion was originally just meant to last a week or so and technically wasn't even a discussion but instead a forewarning of what was to happen. Because the wiki will always have negative topics as it's main focus, it would be hard to prevent any future pages from containing injurious claims in the future. As such, after conferring with 2 other Stewards, I actioned this topic and closed the wiki or else another Steward would have done the same this very week. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:40, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Agent Isai: "It would be hard to prevent any future pages from containing injurious claims in the future." How? If new administrators were promoted, that issue would be fixed. Also, regardless, you could say the exact same about Real Life Villains Wiki, and yet it's allowed to exist. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 00:59, 21 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Agent Isai: Hello? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 21:22, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
    It's not really worth it to continue the conversation considering the wiki closed. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 15:06, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
    @ZeusDeeGoose: Yes, but it shouldn't be deleted. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:33, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
    It's a bit too late for that, as it has been deleted already. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 01:25, 5 August 2022 (UTC)
    @ZeusDeeGoose: Yes, but it can still be restored. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:34, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

    Local election proccess iniated to recover bureaucrat rights on sucessor account

    Hi, as most people are already aware I'm the successor account to the founder of the . So I created the page for the local election process here: . Since there won't be any opposition I hope I can get the rights back ASAP. Thanks in advance! Balofo2 (talk) 00:11, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

    Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward observation As previously noted by the SRE team members, we cannot verify that you are the successor account of Balofo, so it is already advised for you to check out the local election page for getting your rights back. Briefly, the process should take at least 4-7 days (you seemed to place this request after 10 minutes of you election), and the request should usually be placed in Talk:Main Page (your linked election page is in the mainspace, which doesn't serve the purpose to inform the users), in your case when there are no project pages for the community to discuss any issues. Please follow the procedures stated, and re-note the stewards here when the election has passed for 4-7 days, and you should been granted admin and bureaucrat rights at that time by steward discretion. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 01:43, 22 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Matttest Done. Balofo2 (talk) 00:32, 23 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Balofo2:Don't listen to Matttest, stewards can link the two accounts and have helped people who have got locked out of their accounts in the past. Naleksuh (talk) 04:08, 23 July 2022 (UTC)
    @Naleksuh: Please check out the previous discussion about this at here. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 06:25, 23 July 2022 (UTC)
    It has been more than a week since a started the election, does it need more time? Balofo2 (talk) 05:08, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting comment.svg non-steward follow-up Sorry for the delayed response. Don’t mind me making assumptions, but I think stewards have forgotten this request as it have been quite some time ago and is put at the very top of this noticeboard. Pinging Agent Isai (a current very active steward) for assistance on this local election. -Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:45, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

    Can you please give me rights

    Basically, i managed to reopen and I was an admin until I forgot my user and pass. Can you please give me (@Stingycus) back the rights? Thanks Stingycus (talk) 06:25, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

    We can't give out rights liberally as we can't verify if you're really the old bureaucrat. If we did, we'd have a lot of wiki takeovers. Please read Local elections for how to make a local election to regain those rights on your new account. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:43, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

    Interwiki addtional request

    Hello.Would you set interwiki on japlantwiki(Private wiki)?To check result of discussion,click here please.This is re-request.Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 07:40, 25 July 2022 (UTC)add by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 07:44, 25 July 2022 (UTC)

    CheckUser request for two persistent sockpuppeteers

    Over the past few weeks, the CLG Wiki has seen multiple sockpuppet accounts from two sockpuppeteers. Although one of them had been previous requested for this tool, they have made more evasions recently.

    PBSArchive socks

    If you take a look at their edits, you will see they mostly consist of page creations with poor grammar and the same formatting, such as this one and another article.

    Ngozikal socks

    If you analyze these accounts clearly, you will see that their real names listed on their profiles read "Jordan K Ene" and one of these accounts tried adding a "logo" that the original account, Ngozikal7994646464643344387654582, added images to, including recreating this particular pageCamenati (talk) 16:57, 25 July 2022 (UTC)

    @Camenati: I agree that it is suspicious, but hopefully the Stewards like Raidarr, Reception123 or Agent takes a good look at them soon. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:10, 25 July 2022 (UTC)
    Hi there, thank you for your report! I have checked and indeed, all the accounts linked are related. I have Yes check.svg locked the following accounts as confirmed sockpuppets of PBSArchive:
    Extended content
    Raphy Movie Fan 2001
    Teri Fikowski
    ATV Studios
    I have Yes check.svg locked the following for Ngozikal:
    Extended content
    Nina Parker Fan
    Heidi Klum Fan
    Giuliana Fan
    Amanda Fan
    I have also Yes check.svg locally blocked their IP ranges too so they shouldn't be able to create more accounts. If they do, please alert us here. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:40, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
    Hello, two weeks later, another PBSArchive sock was created today, specifically PBSNorthWest, possibly under a different IP address. Camenati (talk) 16:16, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

    Issue with Tedious Theme Parks & Attractions Wiki

    Tedious Theme Parks & Attractions Wiki is a wiki I founded as a sister wiki to Awesome Theme Parks and Attractions Wiki, until I then found out one already existed. I attempted to close it multiple times, however, for some reason, I have several times now received emails saying that it has been closed, even though I thought I closed it already. Here's the ManageWiki log for reference. Does anyone know how to fix this? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:28, 25 July 2022 (UTC)

    Those emails were potentially queued up and sent even though the wiki was correctly closed. If you wish however, I can delete the wiki to 'fully' close it. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:58, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
    Well, since I've been trying to close it for ten months and therefore it should have been deleted four months ago, yes, I would appreciate it if you would just delete it. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 21:01, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:27, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

    Mass rollback of spammer

    Hello, a probable spambot with username Sherexxx inserted a porn image with a QR link in thousands of pages on Nonciclopedia wiki. We manually rollbacked a few thousands of those but they're just too much, would it be possible to rollback all its edits at once?

    Also, we have an abuse filter that is supposed to stop flood edits from new users, but it didn't catch this one. Could you give it a look?

    Thanks. Wedhro (talk) 04:07, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

    If you wish, I can run a script on my bot that mass rolls back edits made by a certain user. I'd temporarily grant my bot the bot flag locally and it'd begin rolling back edits, if that's acceptable to you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:57, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
    That would work, thanks. Wedhro (talk) 08:04, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
    My bot has undone all vandal edits, let me know if anything else is needed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:51, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

    Stale local election

    I opened up a local election here. It's been 6 days and no votes so far. Can't really push the wiki foward without some rights. Any guides? MacacoKouhai (talk) 21:26, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

    In the most technical of senses, this election does not meet our local election requirements as you did not publish a notice of the election taking place on either the main page or as a sitenotice. However, because you were the one who requested the wiki be reopened, are basically the only contributor and because the wiki, before your contributions, was quite literally empty, I have called the election in your favor by means of acclamation and have Yes check.svg promoted you to local bureaucrat and administrator. Congratulations and happy editing! Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:17, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

    Dormancy policy exemption request

    Hello! I would like to request an exemption to the dormancy policy for Fool's Gold Docs ( We have just finished up documenting everything in the game, and it has begun to be used by our community while playing the game. FGdev (talk) 00:50, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

    @FGdev: Could you please mention why you are requesting the exemption? The most common reason is because a wiki has a sufficient number of articles but they're mostly going to be read and not frequently edited. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:43, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, that's precisely it. We have approximately 400-450 articles, and they're all completed, so there does not need to be much more editing left, if any. However, we would still like the wiki to stay up past the dormancy period, so that those playing the game can still read the articles. I hope that clears it up. FGdev (talk) 16:03, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for the extra information. I've exempted your wiki from the DP as requested. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:07, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you so much! FGdev (talk) 15:33, 29 July 2022 (UTC)