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A user that may have been unrightfully locked

There is a now-locked user known as I have no idea, who is marked as a sockpuppet of I have no idea 2.0. However, there are many flaws with this lock:

  1. For one thing, I have no idea is the master account, not I have no idea 2.0, as I have no idea was created first.
  2. After looking at their contributions page on all wikis to which they have been shown to contribute on their CentralAuth (not checking the others where they may have commented or done something else that only appears in logs because there's a lot and it isn't worth my time, also I haven't checked GMW because I currently can't access it), they have not edited on a single wiki with I have no idea since they created I have no idea 2.0, with the exception of Miraheze Meta (where they commented for verification). Therefore, this is not really disruptive sockpuppetry.
  3. Despite all of this, it is stated that the use of the two accounts has somehow violated sockpuppetry rules. There is no clear proof of other abuse, other than their CentralAuth showing that they were blocked by DarkMatterMan4500 from the game reception wikis for allegedly using an unnamed "fake Santa Claus account" and other unnamed accounts, however there is no clear proof of this, therefore this is questionable.

If there is something I'm missing then please tell me, but otherwise, I would disagree that these actions are worthy of a global lock. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 08:44, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

@FatBurn0000: Did you forget about this confirmation that they dropped a while ago? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:19, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
@DarkMatterMan4500: No. I saw that, and I believe it does not show nor prove any disruptive behaviour. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 10:27, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
@FatBurn0000: You seemed to have forgotten something here. That user was confirmed to have abused multiple accounts back in December 2020. How many times do I have to repeat myself here? (It's bad enough when I see somebody oblivious to the fact that I have no idea was related to I have no idea 2.0, considering the fact that Doug himself has investigated and determined I have no idea 2.0 / I have no idea was the main master, behind such accounts like Santa Claus, among such troll accounts.) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:39, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
@DarkMatterMan4500: Fair enough with the Santa Claus thing, though it wasn't clear what account you were talking about in the block summaries on the GRWs. As for the I have no idea situation, I am not saying they are not the same account, just that the sockpuppetry was not necessarily disruptive. Also, the accounts' global user pages should be changed to be accurate, too. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 11:12, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
@FatBurn0000: Thank you for your understanding. I know what I said above was just purely out of frustration, but keep in mind that I have no idea has outright admitted to operating the I have no idea 2.0 account prior to being globally locked. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:19, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
Likely this lock was confirmed with technical evidence that has long expired and is not able to be retrieved. Locks for sockpuppetry overwhelmingly have technical confirmation which can override even vague behavioral indications that people can see looking back long after the fact. There are likely other locks or contexts in this case which are not immediately obvious. Unless the original operator of the account appeals or overwhelming third party evidence is provided, this lock will not be overridden. --Raidarr (talk) 12:05, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
I concur with Raidarr's assessment here, FatBurn0000. That being said, assuming the operator of said accounts has not already created other accounts that were involved in similar behaviours, given the passage of time, if the operator were to e-mail Stewards at stewards(at), owning up to the vandalism and sockpuppetry, acknowledging any more contemporary accounts they created in good-faith, and promised not to repeat the behaviour, I have no doubt Stewards would be very accepting of that and allow the user to either (a) continue using their more contemporary account(s), (b) create a new account, or (c) request one of the prior accounts be unlocked, all in compliance with user accounts policy. Dmehus (talk) 18:03, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Regardless, the statements on the user pages should be fixed, as the I have no idea should be marked as a former account. Wikipedia has a template called former account, maybe Miraheze could create something like that. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 23:28, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
@FatBurn0000: It doesn't really matter at this point. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:19, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
@DarkMatterMan4500: I beg to differ; it should be changed to prevent confusion. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 02:59, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
@FatBurn0000: Let's just agree to disagree, even if what you said is correct. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:36, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for 2 suspected RickERB23 sockpuppets

I am making this request because I have been observing some very eerily familiar behavior from both parties that are identical to the master: These 2 accounts have been very hostile towards other editors on both the horriblemusicwiki and the terribletvshowswiki. For example, this hostile edit summary (or otherwise inappropriate comment) from LambChop90 is identical to RickERB23's comments in terms of hostility.

Similar hostile behavior from all parties: LambChop90 vs. RickERB23. LambChop90 vs. RickERB23.

Similar behavior when engaging in edit-warring: Schoolboy99 vs. LambChop90 vs. RickERB23

As you can see, there's a lot of behavioral similarities between these 2 accounts and the master, that is, if we were to go further in depth of how they are quacking similarly to one another. Hope this gets done as soon as possible. Thank you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:48, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

For an example pertaining to Schoolboy99 and terribletvshowswiki, there is edit summaries like this, where he compared me to China just for removing political stuff. Rick demonstrated similar behavior to removal of problematic material through a previous sock, RadarYo47, in this topic where he demonstrated the same irrationally uncivil behavior as Rick. Marxo Grouch (talk) 01:50, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for the report. I have  locked the mentioned accounts plus a newly registered one that was also him. I have also  globally blocked two IP ranges abused by him across multiple wikis which should keep him away for a while. Let me know if he returns, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:08, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Thank you very much. Also, was DemonCobra22 a  confirmed sockpuppet of his? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 02:53, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: A new account, RounderFortheWin, just showed up and is continuing this stupid debacle, as shown in this edit-summary, consistent with LambChop90's hostile edit-summaries. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:06, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

Moderators taking a lot to approve my request

Hi there, my wiki request has been declined because the reason is in English and my wiki is in Spanish (yeah, Spanish is my main language) and i updated my request, and they're taking over 24 hours to review my request, they usually take around 5-7 hours or so FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 19:28, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

Wiki creation times vary a lot. Some days, requests get approved within a minute, others with a few hours. It depends on how many wiki creators are around to service requests. Anyhow, your request was approved by me. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:25, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

Not logged in people can't search pages on my wiki

Hey so, my friend (who doesn't have a Miraheze account) can't search pages on my wiki, i logged out and it also happend to me, can you make something so people who aren't logged in can search pages FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 18:33, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

Nevermind, it was because my wiki was private FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 18:37, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

Report Wikilouco users for cyberbully

Tem um usuário chamado Jonnys que fez alguns artigos copiando as minhas discussão louca que eu comento pela destruipedia, eu tentei conversar com o The Log, o atual burocrata naquela Wiki para dar um jeito nesse usuário, mas ele além de zombar do meu pedido, como também me baniu infinitamente nessa wiki e deletou todas as minhas edições feitas naquele site. Eu acredito que eles estejam quebrando alguma regra sobre essa comunidade, sobre desrespeito dos usuários.

Translation: There is a user called Jonnys who made some articles copying my crazy discussion that I comment on destruipedia, I tried talking to The Log, the current bureaucrat on that Wiki to fix this user, but he not only mocked my request, but also infinitely banned me from this wiki and deleted all my edits made on that site. I believe they are breaking some rule about this community, about disrespecting users. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 02:32, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Só para esclarecer, Jonnys copiou alguns artigos da Destruipedia e você pediu a The Log para removê-los, certo? Se sim, você pode me linkar as páginas que ele copiou? Obrigado.
Eng: Just to clarify, Jonnys copied some articles from Destruipedia and you asked The Log to remove them, right? If so, can you link me the pages he copied? Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:40, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
As I said, The Log deleted all my edits on that Wiki, but I admit I was a little ignorant with the bureaucrat, as it's part of my satirical personality. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 02:49, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
I see but I am just asking for you to clarify this more for me to understand what's going on. From what I understand, Jonnys copied a discussion from Destruipedia, you asked The Log to remove it(?) and The Log banned you, correct? Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:57, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

I understand now, it's not articles copied on Destruipedia, but my comments. This Jonny copied some of my opinions as you can compare here, which embarrassed me, because I didn't give permission to copy what I write on other sites, even more to make fun of. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 03:02, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Well, I didn't directly say to delete his articles, but rather that he could cause problems if this guy continues to attack. But the bureaucrat just ignored it, so I was meaner to him, which caused him to banish me. A pity is that he deleted and hidden, what I had written there. But The Log rewrote a comment of mine that I made in my own thread, this is very visible, that if you can view supplied edits. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 03:07, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
I can see the hidden edits. While I believe you should not have been overly rude with your comments, I do believe a full blown ban is unwarranted. I will request more information from the bureaucrat and I'll get back to you soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:18, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Yes I appreciate your technical help. For me, just deleting the articles created by this Jonny will be enough. But about me being rude, it's part of my personality on this account, but here because it's a more serious area, so I should write seriously. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 10:39, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

@Commentary, eu sou apenas considerado um vândalo na Desciclopedia, em Uncommons e na UnMeta onde me citou eu não sou ainda um vândalo, sendo os meus únicos erros era eu ter banido indevidamente o Terror e ter entrado em atrito com o JPLSilva. Na Wikimerda eu tenho alguns atritos com os usuários, mas nada toxico conforme você me acusou diretamente, ao contrário dos usuários do Wikilouco que andam me atacando diretamente com artigos com indiretas a mim. Pois nessas wikis onde me chamas de vândalo eu me chamo Dragomaniaco, mas não tem nada haver com assuntos da comunidade Miraheze e não uso essas plantaformas para fazer ataques diretos as pessoas. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 17:42, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

More than a day has passed and the problem of this user here that attacked me by copying everything I I talk on another wiki, with the bureaucrat who lets these things happen there. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 10:50, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

Parece que finalmente o The Log respondeu na sua discussão Agent, mas ele não se justificou o motivo dele deixar que outro usuários tipo o Jonny usam a plantaforma para me bulinar. E mais uma coisa, é certeza absoluta que esse usuário não é o The Log, ele conviveu comigo por muitos anos na Desciclopedia, ele saberia muito bem dizer as confusões que eu causei por lá, ao contrário dessa pessoa falsa se passando por ele, apesar que por aqui ser uma wiki diferente da versão do Carlb, o usuário tem o direito de adotar qualquer nome que ele desejar, infelizmente.
Translation: Looks like The Log finally responded in your Agent thread, but he didn't explain why he let other users like Jonny use the platform to tease me. And one more thing, it is absolutely certain that this user is not The Log, he lived with me for many years on Desciclopedia, he would know very well how to tell the confusion I caused there, unlike this fake person pretending to be him, despite that because this is a different wiki than the Carlb version, the user has the right to adopt any name he wants, unfortunately. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 15:59, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

local interwiki administrator election

Hello, 开炸弹车 and I would like to request a local interwiki administrator position on the NMFWiki. We read the qualifications at Interwiki administrators and feel We are eligible for the position. We posted two posts on NT:讨论区/申请用户组 on the wiki, and have received no opposition. Thank you! -- 坑触可 (talk) 08:39, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Hello, 开炸弹车 and I post two threads here. I want to close our local interwiki administrator election. Thanks. --坑触可 (talk) 03:53, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for RTP

If you'll look at the abuse log for RTP, while it does seem to be a false positive for the nonciclopedia LTA, there are strong suggestions of illegitimate and duplicitous sockpuppetry given the largely two-party and ongoing dispute between two users on wikiloucowiki. Agent Isai is aware, but this more contemporary development does suggest a CheckUser request is in order. If confirmed, I'd suggest at least global locks for the socks, and a final warning to the master. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Update: Another recent user account has emerged with similar abuse log hits to RTP warranting a CheckUser investigation, particularly given the targeted nature of the edits, or attempted edits. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 20:30, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of the following pages from

Hello, I would like to request the deletion of the following pages from as I do not have the permissions to do it.

  • The Importance Of Wedding Rings And Tungsten Carbide - vandalism
  • Best Lactose Intolerance Tablets And Ideas For Traveling With Lactose Intolerance - vandalism
  • Yo-kai Watch Blasters - vandalism ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 18:20, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
ZeusDeeGoose, thanks for your report. The Importance Of Wedding Rings And Tungsten Carbide and Best Lactose Intolerance Tablets And Ideas For Traveling With Lactose Intolerance look to be lingering spam, rather than vandalism. The pages' creating user accounts, RobtRnw664185213 and DarrinMatra077 should also be globally locked as spambots; however, given the age of the spam page creations, a CheckUser investigation would be fruitless. Yo-kai Watch Blasters created by 2601:58a:180:44c0:9d9a:d535:277e:78fc looks to be a cross between vandalism and nonsense, so can be deleted as the latter. 2601:58a:180:44c0:9d9a:d535:277e:78fc looks to be a Comcast cable IP address, and could be blocked for vandalism, including globally, but given the age, that wouldn't be necessary. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 18:42, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 22:27, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
All the pages have been deleted, thank you for your report! Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:29, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for 2 suspected Anti villain/ Gigdsclasp sockpuppets

Aside from their duck-like usernames being similar to one another, there was one thing that caught my eye immediately: Their edits on this particular page on the Real Life Villains Wiki overlap with not just each other, but other prior socks such as Biyong, Pol Piyá Cm, Putin travels prevents his feces from falling into enemy hands, among the other socks that may or might not be listed in this report. In both PawnDonetskRussia and PwanDonetskRussia's edits, most of their edits are mostly focused on Vladimir Putin. I am hereby requesting a CheckUser on both of these accounts, and flush away any potential sleepers if possible. Thank you, and happy editing! :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:48, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

Something to say

uh, yesterday I self-requested to lock and vanish this account, plus, I've received a mention from said post but the revisions got wiped (and my account is still unlocked/un-vanished). I'm kinda confused, what happened? ComradeRabbit95 (talk) 18:41, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

@ComradeRabbit95: Simple answer: It had to be oversighted because publicly requesting your account to be vanished would be a bit of a problem. In any case, use the TSPortal or send an email to request your account to be vanished. That is the advice I could give you. Hope it helps. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:10, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
Understood, that's what I've just done, thank you! Now this thread can be removed if required to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ComradeRabbit95 (talkcontribs) August 5th, 2022 00:22 UTC
@ComradeRabbit95: You're welcome, and I'm glad the advice worked for you. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:28, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Issues with Gyaanipedia

First of all I couldn't able to edit anything at Special:ManageWiki page on English Gyaanipedia and many of the users are reporting that they are facing permission error issue like this.

Please help me in solving these errors. Thanks. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 15:14, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: Hi, I have procedurally moved the thread back to as a more suitable venue. I will respond soon regarding your case. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 23:30, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
Noting that this has been answered on my local talk page. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:07, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of


Could you please delete the wiki? I have retrieved its contents already and thus do not need a backup. I am aware this deletion cannot be undone.

Thanks for your services. Xavierg (talk) 21:33, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

The wiki is already deleted. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:35, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption request

Hey admins, I'd like to request that my wiki — the Republic of Independent Acadia — be exempt from deletion on account of it being a long term personal writing project. I've seen this reasoning used on other wikis listed on the exemptions page so thought I'd try my luck at getting the same exemption. It's far from my only creative venture so my contributions to it are sporadic. HanTyumi (talk) 06:05, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

@HanTyumi: I see that the wiki doesn't have too many pages just yet, is there a particular reason why you anticipate that you won't be editing this wiki but will still need the few pages? Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:33, 6 August 2022 (UTC)
It's not that I don't expect to make a lot of edits or add a lot of pages, the reasoning is that like I said my edits and writing is sporadic. So I may go long periods without editing it, but not abandoning it either. HanTyumi (talk) 21:34, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption request for erawiki

Dear Stewards, I am a bureaucrat and sysop of erawiki (

In accordance with the requirements of the Dormancy exemption, I would like to apply for a Dormancy exemption on behalf of that wiki. The reasons are as follows: 1. This wiki is currently for reading purposes only, and we have documented most of the era games currently available on the web. 2. This wiki is currently largely complete, with close to 200 pages covering game descriptions, playthroughs, cheats, troubleshooting, and more. We hope that you will pass our application, for which we are very grateful. ICARUSINERA (talk) 13:16, 6 August 2022 (UTC)

@ICARUSINERA: Sorry for the delay, this is now  Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:42, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
We are much obliged to you for your great help. Thanks a lot! ICARUSINERA (talk) 16:10, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Deletion request for

I would like to request to delete my own wiki. There are no contributors other than myself. I was going to use the wiki, but I never did. I may return to the project in the future, but for now I want it deleted. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 01:50, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:03, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

Hello.Would you check 富士山の頂上's IP,please?This account might be created by Long term abuse on Ysmwiki.Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 09:33, 7 August 2022 (UTC)fix by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 09:34, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

Would it be possible for you to provide some proof that'll help us better determine whether this is a sockpuppet or not? Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:02, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai:Thank you for replying.This user was overbearing towards Ysmwiki's administrators.It's a lot like LTA.(LTA also harasses admins) by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 23:27, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Deletion request for

I want to delete a wiki that I created on my own and I never use the Wiki and there are no contributions but myself and it only has 1 page I was going to use it but I got busy with other stuff and nothing I can think of to add and I really want the Wiki deleted so can you please delete that Wiki ASAP NachelForever (talk) 09:41, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:00, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Factory reset for wiki

I did no check for importation and found big error that can not be resolved. Can someone delete this wiki and recreate it please? Thanks! Pocokomisan (talk) 13:49, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

 Deleted, as requested. A systems administrator will need to reset the wiki however. I have asked one to do that. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:59, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
¡Gracias! ¿Y por que los wiki creadores no puede reiniciarlo? Pocokomisan (talk) 20:24, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
Cuando borramos un wiki, no se borra la base de datos del wiki en caso de que alguien en el futuro quiera pedir que se reabra un wiki. Solo los administradores de sistema pueden borrar la base de datos completamente entonces necesitamos que uno de ellos borre la base de datos para que podamos recrear el wiki usando el mismo subdominio. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:33, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
¿Como está pasando el progreso? ¿Necesito que yo rehago un wiki solicitud después? Pocokomisan (talk) 03:13, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Local election process concluded

@Agent Isai: It has been 2 weeks since I've put the election page up ( so I think I should be returned bureaucrat rights by now. I really need them to start editing again. Balofo2 (talk) 19:41, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

@Balofo2: In the most technical of sense, your election does not meet the requirements for a local election per Local elections as you failed to add a sitenotice to the wiki or add a notice on the main page. However, because you are the lone user on the wiki and because no one disputed your lone activity and election on the wiki, I have decided to call the election in your favor and  promote you to bureaucrat and administrator. Congratulations and happy editing. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:19, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai:Thanks a lot! Can you unlock my other wiki so I can stage the election process there too? Balofo2 (talk) 21:44, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
 Done, as requested. Let us know if you need anything, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:45, 9 August 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai I really need someone to open this wiki so I can stage the election process. Balofo2 (talk) 23:29, 9 August 2022 (UTC)
The wiki was closed because you did not edit it quickly enough. You must make an edit or log action quickly to prevent it from being reclosed. I have  reopened the wiki once more, please make an edit. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:46, 12 August 2022 (UTC)


Are non-admins allowed to tag sock master/sockpuppet accounts? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 06:02, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

I think it is allowed since Wikipedia has some examples. --小美粉粉 (Talk) (Contribs) (Sandbox) (My Wiki) (Global Contribs) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 06:17, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
Hi, commenting here as a volunteer. I have once tagged globally locked accounts (i.e. Special:Diff/248885), but then reverted by a former steward here, as it is considered unnecessary. I think this matter is at the discretion of stewards and really depending on the circumstances. -Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:35, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
Generally, it depends on a number of factors. If the account was made by a serial puppeteer who used the account for a little time then it would be a waste of time to do that. On the other hand, if the sock was used extensively and a random lock out of nowhere is likely to confuse people then yes, tagging a user would be appropriate. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:22, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Another thing, it appears the sockpuppet template is rather poorly made. Could it perhaps be made identical to the template on Miraheze Login Wiki? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 21:24, 8 August 2022 (UTC)
 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:43, 9 August 2022 (UTC)


Could you guys please close ScumTube Wiki? It is a duplicate of Wretched YouTube Videos Wiki and I admit that I shouldn't try and change its subject to YouTubers instead. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 10:28, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:56, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

Request 3 wikis made to be closed

Hello, I would like / request for 3 wikis known as, and to all be deleted permanently, and for all the data to be indefinitely lost to time. Thank you. BECAUSE DATS ('CAUSE DATS) 'CAUSE DATS ('CAUSE DATS) HOW IT IS 20:24, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:54, 9 August 2022 (UTC)

Requesting lock of User:Sister location circus fox 3

The user is a sockpuppet of User:New Scott cawthon fnaf, who was blocked on Crappy Games Wiki for spamming a wall of text about Five Nights at Freddy's. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 00:18, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

Actually, it should be locked as vandalism-only account, seeing as the user has no other contributions on Miraheze wikis. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 00:20, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
@ZeusDeeGoose: Regardless of reason, Agent Isai has  locked the account for abusing multiple accounts. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:46, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

Local Interwiki Administrator election

I am requesting the closure of my interwiki administrator election. Thank you -- Bukkit[cetacean needed] 00:25, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:11, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Delete my wiki please

I lost motivation to continue it. Moreover, I also have another project that I took interest in: Capybread (talk) 00:41, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

@Capybread:  Done. --Raidarr (talk) 11:41, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Locking request

Hello.Would you lock Mevius_super?Mevius_super trolled globally and has already been blocked on some sites.(Please refer to global account information) Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 08:54, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

(supplement) This user is suspected to be related to the following user who was also spamming on Please investigate together.
--SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 02:53, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

User Rights


Could a steward (or local actor where applicable) please remove all user rights on wikis except botswiki, wikimaniawiki?

I don't mind having autopatrolled on meta too but otherwise I'd like to remove rights where I'm no longer active.

Thanks,  ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:37, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

 Partially done. TestWiki I defer to a local actor. Circleyverse appears to be soft deleted; the problem is custom groups which are not in my Meta control. Recaptime and Astonishing Scratchers also have custom groups requiring local control. Only way I'd manage it is if I temporarily restore global userrights access. The rest I've removed centrally or in my local capacity, though that has been reduced as I've largely resigned from involvement in reception wikis. An SRE-Steward with more hats would probably be best to take another run through this to finish it off and if anything's left I'll consider something like temporary global userrights to get it done. There's no active local authority on remaining wikis except TestWiki. --Raidarr (talk) 12:07, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
For testwiki local actors can’t remove consuls and according to they specifically defer that responsibility to stewards. Sorry to see you go, you were a great help. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 13:11, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
I have completed the rest. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:48, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Request to open closed wiki to stage local election

Hi, as everyone must be aware here I'm the successor account to a founder account that was lost. I need someone to open so I can start the local election process so I can regain my bureaucrat status as I have successfully acquired for the Balofo2 (talk) 21:04, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done. Please edit quickly to prevent the wiki from being reclosed automatically as was the case when I first opened your wiki again per your previous request. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:48, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
Sadly I couldn't edit it in time Balofo2 (talk) 19:50, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy policy exemption request for

Hello, I am requesting a dormancy policy exemption for darkwitchwiki. We already have a large pool of info (about 100+ pages) and a large amount of files (500+ files). A large amount of pages are finished and are well written. The series also hasn't been getting a lot of news recently, and it isn't very popular to begin with. I also moved the wiki from Fandom to Miraheze, and a backup of content will no longer be available in the future. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 03:55, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:01, 14 August 2022 (UTC) is experiencing technical difficulties. is experiencing technical difficulties. Cannot access the database: Connection refused (db141) (db141) TMNBFF (talk) 08:58, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Several wikis are getting this error and seem to be down, Miraheze administrators are looking into it at the moment. KatozzKita (talk) 09:47, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
 non-steward comment The error is  resolved, please see this Phabricator task for more details about the issue. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 02:18, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

Another Checkuser request for a few more Anti villain/Gigdsclasp sock(s)

In Bruckheimer's case, it's almost exactly the same behavior as shown here, similar to PwanDonetskRussia's behavior in this edit-summary. The other 2 are pretty much the same, but in different articles. I'll pull up more if required. Also, if I made an error in this template, at least fix it, so I'll know for next time. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:49, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

The first two accounts have been locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:39, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123: Did you also check Ge tugurios as well? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:41, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
Just as an FYI, Reception123 already answered my question through direct message on Discord. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:46, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Global lock request

Hey. Would you lock these users shown below? They vandalised in Ysmwiki and has already been blocked. The vandal users are:

Lock them ASAP. Thanks. --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 03:48, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Agent Isai or Reception123, mind checking this out if you can? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:45, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
Update: 2 more LTA: User:ソクパぺ, User:Sokeido --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 07:40, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser for the following sockpuppeteers

I would like to request a CheckUser for the following sockpuppeteers:

PBSArchive's newest socks

A few weeks ago, this user was IP banned for a year and somehow managed to create new sockpuppet accounts a few days ago. The following are his new sockpuppets likely falling into a different IP address:

These accounts are obviously sockpuppets of said sockpuppeteer, containing a portion of his name as well as having the same bad grammar in his edits. For example, this page creation and this revision have identical grammar and formatting found in his many other sockpuppet accounts. I was asked by a steward if this user manages to create more sockpuppets, I should alert them.

Introseria socks

Every single one of his socks contain "Introseria" in the username and some of these accounts vandalized/spammed the CLG Wiki (in edits now deleted by admins).

RainbowKitty2000 socks

If you notice, most of her sockpuppets contain the acronyms of football associations and looking through their edits, they all consist of minor edits usually targeting the Jam Filled Toronto and several other pages. Camenati (talk) 06:33, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for the report. An investigation has been done and accounts have been  locked accordingly. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:34, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

I have a question

So, I know that this is really late given that I could have asked this seven months ago (back when the wiki got closed), but why was Rubbish Quotev Posts Wiki closed and deleted? I presume it was manually closed, but I'm not sure why the bureaucrat I contacted renamed the wiki as I suggested but then closed it. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:42, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

It appears to have been closed by a local bureaucrat indeed so there is unfortunately no more record of why since it has now been permanently deleted. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:28, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

Request to add interwiki prefixes

I've requested this before in Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 31#Request to add interwiki prefixes. But now it does not seem to work. What's wrong? Zes M Young (talk) 08:15, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

@Zes M Young Hello, what's the exact issue you're facing? --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  00:05, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi I could not use the interwiki prefixes added last time. See the link above.--Zes M Young (talk) 09:24, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
To follow up the issue you faced, can you give us which page are you trying to add the interwiki link, but it doesn’t work? I believe my understanding of the Chinese language may somehow help. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 03:09, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
All the links in the page are wrong. Zes M Young (talk) 03:42, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
After I checked the Special:Interwiki and it’s corresponding logs, it seems that Ugochimobi have only added the requested interwiki prefixes for shzxxxmwiki but not cloudvillagewiki, as shown in the logs here (In a nutshell: This is not a bug but rather a forget from the interwiki admin). Please be patient to wait for any Interwiki administrators, typically @Ugochimobi: to follow up with this request. Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 08:43, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
@Matttest: Thanks. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:55, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
@Zes M Young: Apologies! I definitely forgot cloudvillagewiki. I hope it's perfectly done now.
Regards! --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:58, 14 August 2022 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi:Oh no. You forgot there is /wiki/ in the URL of Miraheze's wikis :(
So [[rs:page]] actually links to and that is actually an invalid link! 😂
Could you go back again and add wiki/? Thanks. Zes M Young (talk) 12:58, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

He(Ugochimobi) seems to be busy. Who else can help me... Zes M Young (talk) 06:48, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊啊 Zes M Young (talk) 04:58, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

Global block for (talkcontribslogs)

It is a proxy used by a known mass vandal (see [1]). According to No open proxy policy, we must block globally. — Pixial [Talk] 05:13, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

I have had a look and it doesn't seem conclusive that that IP is a proxy. The wiki mentioned isn't a Miraheze wiki so a global block for abuse would also not be appropriate in my opinion unless there's abuse on Miraheze. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:37, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123: This IP was used by an LTA also here on Miraheze, known as "Eariowa" here and on other wikis. The link to the wiki used served as a reference. Furthermore, this site confirms that it is a proxy. — Pixial [Talk] 01:03, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for even more suspected sockpuppets of RickERB23

I am requesting a CheckUser against these 3 accounts, as these 3 have engaged in hostile behavior, consistent with what RickERB23 does when it comes to incivility. Not to mention some overlap between the master, and these 3 suspected socks shouldn't be hard to spot. Here is a list of comparisons between the 3, the master and some older socks:

DemonSlayerFan58 vs. RadarYo47 vs. RickERB23

DemonSlayerFan58 vs. LambChop90

JoyLucaGT vs. TomBatMDO

Now let's look at the behavior that immediately caught my attention, and Marxo Grouch is free to add in more evidence if needed:

Schoolboy99 vs. DemonSlayerFan58 vs. TomBatMDO vs. TheYouTubePopStar. The behavior does appear to be quite obvious, but anybody else who is also familiar with this master may add more compiling evidence onto this thread if they wish to. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:02, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Oh yeah, I forgot about RounderFortheWin. This edit from this guy completely overlaps with LambChop90's edit, shown on this page on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:05, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
Hi DarkMatterMan4500, thank you for your report. I have  locked these accounts after confirming they were indeed sockpuppets of RickERB23 and I have globally blocked a range he abused exclusively. Thank you for your report. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:10, 17 August 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Thank you very much. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:09, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

I can't access my main account.

In case you're wondering, no I didn't use this account to evade a ban; I made it because everytime I even attempt to log into my main account, I always get a database error code, rendering said account completely inaccessible, so I made this backup account in case I can't use my main one. Can this be fixed? SuperStreetKombat 2.0 (talk) 06:29, 16 August 2022 (UTC)

Never mind, I got it working again. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 07:13, 16 August 2022 (UTC)
Hello, if you have bug issues, report here, ask someone on the Discord server or report it on Community noticeboard. It is outside the scope of this page. — Pixial [Talk] 01:09, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

Report Wikilouco users for cyberbully (continuation)

Ainda não teve um desfecho sobre esse usuário copiar os meus comentários loucos que eu comentava na Destruipedia, além desse burocrata do Wikilouco não deu um jeito naquele usuário e me baniu infinitamente nessa wiki. Teve uma pequena investigação e o próprio suposto burocrata falou sua versão, mas sem justificar o motivo dele deixar esses ataques que ocorreu a mim. Será possivel uma conclusão no caso? Tipo deletar todos esses artigos que são como deboche a mim e uma punição ao tal usuário, isso se eles quebraram alguma regra da comunidade daqui.

There has not yet been an outcome on this user copying my crazy comments that I commented on on Destroipedia, besides this crazy Wikibureaucrat didn't fix that user and banned me infinitely on this wiki. There was a small investigation and the supposed bureaucrat himself spoke his version, but without justifying why he left these attacks that occurred to me. Is a conclusion possible in the case? Like deleting all these articles that are like a mockery to me and a punishment to that user, if they broke any rules of the community here. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 19:33, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

I endorse the above request. It's an injustice they are doing to the user, these phrases were said by the same on sister wikis and they simply created articles using them. — Pixial [Talk] 01:10, 18 August 2022 (UTC)

Removing theTopTens from the blacklist

Okay, so I'm not exactly sure where it is banned, but one way or another, the website theTopTens ( has been blacklisted globally from Miraheze, as clearly stated in this discussion. However, I think that the site should be removed from the blacklist. Although the site is (obviously) an unreliable source of information, it can be used as a source when writing pages about the site and its content. In addition to this, toxic posts that were made a long time ago by inactive users are not a reason to blacklist it, in fact, that gives users a thing to write about. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:31, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

I do not believe that this site has been blacklisted because it is an "unreliable source" as I do not believe it is up to Stewards to decide what the believe is reliable on what not. The reasons given were that it was repeatedly used for harassment and that it was an SEO spam website. Do you have any specific evidence that suggests that the reasons which were given at the time are no longer the case on the website? DeeM28 (talk) 11:36, 28 August 2022 (UTC)
@DeeM28: The problem is though, the "harassment" on the site is not relevant as there are many reasons why the source would be used anyway. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:53, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Request to open closed wiki to stage local election

Hi, as everyone must be aware here I'm the successor account to a founder account that was lost. I need someone to open so I can start the local election process so I can regain my bureaucrat status. For how long is the wiki reopen for editing since I missed last time? Balofo2 (talk) 23:57, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

@Balofo2:  Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:15, 20 August 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Sorry, due to timezone differences I was sleeping while you opened it. Could you please do it again? Balofo2 (talk) 20:05, 20 August 2022 (UTC)
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:31, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, I've put up the election process page:
I can't make a wide site notice or modify the sidebar because it's locked to admins right now. Balofo2 (talk) 18:26, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

Unblock my account hooligan23 from the tony talk wiki please?

Unblock my account hooligan23 from the Tony talk wiki, please? What I was doing on that wiki was not intended to be malicious but was to try and correct misinformation. Hooligan23 (talk) 22:36, 19 August 2022 (UTC)

Can you unblock me? @Agent Isai Hooligan23 (talk) 22:44, 19 August 2022 (UTC)
Hi there, I blocked you for a day because of your comments to the other user. I understand you meant no malice but please keep in mind to be civil. If you confirm that you've read the Code of Conduct and promise to not violate it again, I'll unblock you early. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:46, 19 August 2022 (UTC)
yes thank you i regret my actions and have read the code of conduct. Hooligan23 (talk) 23:05, 19 August 2022 (UTC)
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:13, 20 August 2022 (UTC)

Request again

@Ugochimobi added interwiki prefixes last time but he forgot to add /wiki (See the discussion above). I mentioned that but it seemed no one comes to solve it. Zes M Young (talk) 04:53, 20 August 2022 (UTC)

@Zes M Young It should be properly done now. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  08:47, 20 August 2022 (UTC)

Subdomain change

Hello, I made a mistake with the subdomain in wiki request ( donpolandballwiki ) and want to change it to doncountryballswiki. Thank you in advance. User:Obossum721 (talk) 7:00, 21 August 2022 (MSK)

@Obossum721: Hi, please request this on Phabricator as this is handled by sysadmins, not Stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 04:56, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

Undelete of

Hello, can steward please undelete encyclopediawiki? The last activity may be in April, but we hope it remains in the database. Thanks. (I am bureaucrat) クールトレイン777 (talk) 12:35, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

On top of being deleted for inactivity, this wiki was also marked as a copyright violation for copy and pasting Japanese Wikipedia articles without proper attribution so I don't think that that wiki will be restored. Agent Isai Talk to me! 08:24, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
Not to interrupt here, but also, looking at the database name, it looks like it's a rip-off of Wikipedia. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:48, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
This wiki is an archive of articles removed from Wikipedia. Everything has been imported correctly using Special:Import. We are in compliance with the license and there should be no copyright violation.
Community has not been contacted about copyright and is confused--クールトレイン777 (talk) 14:42, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
From what we can see, many pages were just copy and pasted with no revisions imported. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:32, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

Reception Wikis Wiki

What is the best way to become a bureaucrat on this wiki? I'm already an admin, but not a bureaucrat, and the wiki isn't really active enough to have a local election. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:46, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

The local elections still would apply here. You're free to start a local election and perhaps give it two weeks. After that's done, we'll promote you to bureaucrat for a trial period of 3-6 months and if no one disputes that/you've made improvements to the local community, we'll evaluate whether to extend or make permanent the appointment. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:34, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
Okay, I'm starting a local election. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 07:00, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

Enabling SemanticMediaWiki for ArtMechanicum (

On behalf of the Art Mechanicum wiki (link), I am requesting the SemanticMediaWiki extension to be enabled for the wiki. I understand it is permanently "experimental" and may be removed with little to no prior notice, and will retain regular XML dumps. Thank you! Temporalis (talk) 04:06, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

 Enabled Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:44, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

local interwiki administrator election

Hello, 开炸弹车 and I post two threads here. I want to close our local interwiki administrator election. Thanks. --坑触可 (talk) 04:43, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

Delete Wiki & Account

I would like to delete this wiki and my account, please.

WeltallBR (talk) 01:32, 26 August 2022 (UTC) WeltallBR (talk) 01:32, 26 August 2022 (UTC)

(Non-steward comment)You can chage condition of your own wiki in Special:Managewiki/core.(Please set "closed") However,for system reason we're not able to delete account. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 01:39, 26 August 2022 (UTC)
@WeltallBR: I am sure stewards will soon review your request about deleting your wiki. As for deleting your account, would you like to simply be globally locked which is easy and restricts you from logging in, and can be recovered once you changed your mind, or would you like to 'GDPR' your account according to our Terms of Use (renames your username and makes it inaccessible)? If you mean the latter option, please email Trust and Safety at, linking your user account, so that they can initiate the process to vanish your account in accordance with the Data Request Process. Note that this will take a longer time to complete, as for deleting your account, which though is technically possible, it cannot be done as for copyright attribution purposes. -Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 03:14, 26 August 2022 (UTC)
Adding on to this, if you choose to go the Trust and Safety route, please do not email ts(at) Instead, please file a request in TSPortal instead as T&S does not accept email requests for that anymore. Additionally, deleting a user account is actually impossible within MediaWiki, it's a big caveat of the account system. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:43, 26 August 2022 (UTC)

Lock this account as this was only a test account

Please lock this account as it is a test account. I think you guys know who this is, but do check it to be sure. ThyTestAccount (talk) 17:40, 27 August 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:43, 27 August 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of two wikis

Can you delete Delightful Music & Songs Wiki and Worst Music & Songs Wiki since they are copies of Excellent Music Wiki and Horrible Music Wiki, respectively, and since Horrible Music & Songs Wiki was also deleted, it would make sense to delete these two as well. Both DM&SW and WM&SW were made private several months ago and have been sitting dormant ever since. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 10:19, 29 August 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser requests for users who have deleted page content over a period of several days

There has been a vandal who has been deleting page content for the past few days and we are asking for an IP address inquiry for the user (see tree). しぃ (talk) 07:43, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Username | Vandalized page
Minecraft0609 | [2]
2何時 | [3] しぃ (talk) 07:44, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
Just to note, Stewards never make logged in user's IP addresses public. If the IP address match, Stewards may choose to globally block ranges if we find it necessary. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:15, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
Understood. However, if there is a request for disclosure of sender information through a Japanese court, will Stewart comply with it? しぃ (talk) 12:26, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
That's only on an occasion where a police investigation was ongoing and stuff. But other than that, not exactly. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
 non-steward comment This is something outside the authority of stewards, as this is related to legal stuffs. Quoting part of the Privacy Policy which may be useful for your question: “We may share User Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a court order; to comply with applicable law; to comply with a subpoena from a third party... ” Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 07:05, 3 September 2022 (UTC)

Add Back Bureaucrats Group

I was cleaning up some groups and I deleted the Bureaucrat group. Would it be possible to have that group added back and be a part of it again? Sorry for the inconvenience. KoalaHands (talk) 23:07, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

Based on T9722, I'm assuming this was for echolife, and has now been done. For future reference, it would be helpful to link to the affected wiki in any such request. In any case, please be careful when reassigning permissions. You will always be able to manage your wikis setting if you can maintain yourself in a group with the managewiki permission. Just be sure that you don't give this right to everyone either. Cheers -- Void Whispers 00:29, 2 September 2022 (UTC)
Yes, it was for echolife and thank you. I am new to this and apologize for messing with something I didn't understand... off to read before I do anything else. KoalaHands (talk) 13:56, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

Is it okay if a steward closes an RfC on our wikis?

So almost a week ago an RfC was made on Qualitipedia regarding closing the wikis. Despite not being open for a week, it has close to one hundred votes, which should be more than enough to come to a conclusion and close it. However, considering what the RfC is about, its current mixed state, and the involvement of QP's staff, me and the other staff members agreed to have a steward close the RfC. It's best that we get an uninvolved and professional party to have a fair and unbiased closure for this RfC. --Blazikeye535 (talk) 17:39, 4 September 2022 (UTC)

Because of the magnitude of the Request for Comment, Stewards would be willing to close the RfC and execute the will of the community but I will note that because of the far reach of the RfC, it would be best if the RfC remained open for a few more weeks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:37, 4 September 2022 (UTC)

Incredible Wikis and Users Wiki

Why exactly was Incredible Wikis and Users Wiki ( closed and deleted? It wasn't necessarily violating the content policy or anything. I know it's been a long time but why exactly did this happen? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 04:39, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

To my knowledge it wasn't deleted, it would have been deleted for inactivity likely. Reception123 (talk) (C) 04:59, 23 August 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123: Could it be restored somehow? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:44, 24 August 2022 (UTC)
I know this discussion is over a week old, but there's an archive of wiki backups from September 20, 2020 here. It should contain the dump for the wiki. Tali64³ (talk) 18:16, 1 September 2022 (UTC)
Can you specify which one is the IWUW dump? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 06:09, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
Digging comes with the territory of the wiki dumps I'm afraid. They are not organized or intended to be that easy. Could be interesting if future dumps have an index of contents though. --Raidarr (talk) 13:09, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
Well, is it possible for the original wiki to be restored? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:06, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
If you find the dump, yes. --Raidarr (talk) 11:14, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
Where can I find the dump? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 11:19, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
Since there hasn't been a reply in several days, I've gone ahead and extracted the dump. It's a little bit over 2MB, but it should be fine. After the wiki's created, you should give me administrator rights so I can import the dump. You should probably name it "Incredible Wikis Wiki", though, and ban pages about users, since having pages about them might cause problems. Tali64³ (talk) 12:34, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
@Tali64³: Sounds good, except for a couple of things:
  1. Its new title will be Creative Wikis Wiki.
  2. Users should still be allowed but there will be limits, as you need significance to be on the wiki, and pages can't be too egotistical. It will still be titled CWW though since wikis will be the main subject and users will be more of a partial subject. In addition to that, most pages about reception wikis will be deleted to further prevent egotism.
  3. Please import the dump file with all revisions copied and all edits assigned to users if they exist locally.

FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 01:07, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

Alright, sounds reasonable. I don't know if the dump has all the revisions, though. Tali64³ (talk) 12:01, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

I'm trying to keep my Wiki from closing.

Food Dye Studios is about to be closed, due to be inactive. Can you go to Exempt from Inactivity? I can't check that because, I need a steward to do it.

That way my wiki doesn't get closed/deleted. I can't always make edits to the wiki. Kew1119 (talk) 17:08, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

@Kew1119: Could you please give us more details about why you want an exemption? Is there a lot of content that will be read but doesn't need regular editing? Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:34, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
There's content that doesn't need regular editing. There is alot of content that does need to be read. Edits to this I would like to open, every once in a while. Kew1119 (talk) 14:51, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
I've added the exemption for your wiki. -- Void Whispers 20:06, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

Trashy Celebrities Wiki

Could you please restore this wiki? It wasn't necessarily violating the Content Policy, as all of the unsourced pages were up for deletion, and it was intended for criticism, not spreading rumours. I was trying to fix it to make sure it wasn't deleted, but other users kept ruining it. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:41, 29 August 2022 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the wiki has already been permanently deleted. While XML backups certainly exist there was enough time to appeal the decision to close/delete the wiki for Content Policy violations. You may argue that the content was criticism and not hateful content/rumours but very often the two merged together on wikis of this type and much of the 'criticism' was not backed up which could lead to claims of defamation. Therefore, this is  Not done as there is nothing that indicated the CP wasn't violated and there was sufficient time to argue that before deletion. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:19, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
I did argue that before deletion, and as I said before, all of the pages with unsourced claims were either up for deletion or cleanup, but okay. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:21, 31 August 2022 (UTC)
Hello? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:12, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
Note that there is no need to say this after a conversation is getting stale. Maybe Reception123 doesn't want to respond for whatever reason. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 02:18, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

Addition of the LinkTitles extension for sadutandawiki

I'd like to request that the parser hook extension LinkTitles be added to sadutandawiki in order to lessen the workload of linking pages as they're created. Florian87 (talk) 19:02, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

@Florian87: Hi, does your wiki plan to have more than 2,500 content pages? Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:02, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123 It does indeed plan to have more than 2 500 pages, but I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon. I think it's best if no action is taken for the time being to add the extension. Thank you for your time. Florian87 (talk) 15:07, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

On I had to ban multiple vandalism-only accounts sharing the same modus operandi. I protected the site so that new accounts could only be created by existing users and more vandalism accounts were created after that. I suspect there's an otherwise ok user that is creating accounts to vandalize without tainting his/her main account(s), so a checkuser might be in order. Also, I just saw a new account being created after the protection (AmandaH0223187) but that should be impossible, is a sysop doing this? Wedhro (talk) 23:24, 2 September 2022 (UTC) Update: I had to set the wiki to private in order to stop new accounts from being created but it didn't work, one more account was created after that (Valerioss).Wedhro (talk) 02:28, 3 September 2022 (UTC)

In order to stop account creations, you would need to revoke the right to createaccounts in (everyone) and Users. Simply making the wiki private does not solve this issue. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 03:25, 3 September 2022 (UTC) (Minor edit 03:28, 3 September 2022 (UTC))
You are right on, it was an established user who did the vandalism. I will be issuing them a final User accounts policy warning as technical data links them 101% to the recent vandalism. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:15, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
I have issued a warning to Darth Plagueis (who is behind this). I have locked all of their sockpuppets too. If you see another sock, do let me know please. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:39, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
There's a recurrent troll creating dozen of sockpuppets that yesterday left a solidarity message in Darth Plagueis' talk page, I wonder if it's actually the same person complimenting himself; the following are his more recent sockpuppets:
Also, I wonder it all those fake accounts can be traced back to an older user, I mean, much older than Darth Plagueis, because he seems to be aware of obscure things happened on the wiki many years ago and that's very suspicious. Thanks. Wedhro (talk) 08:35, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
That user is just the standard LTA who always attacks your wiki (I don't know if you have a name for him, we just refer to him as the "Nonciclopedia LTA"). Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:34, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
So, it's two different people, right? Would you do a check user on the LTA vandal just in case it's an old user, for the reasons I explained above? Wedhro (talk) 18:51, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
I did do a check which confirmed it was a different user, the "Nonciclopedia LTA". They extensively abuse Telecom Italia ranges and if we were to block their IPs, we'd be blocking all of Telecom Italia. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:54, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request

Would you check IP of the account below?

  • Above accounts were created by Long-term abuse. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 12:21, 3 September 2022 (UTC)
@Buel: Hopefully either Agent Isai or another Steward takes a look into this at some point. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:41, 3 September 2022 (UTC)
@DarkMatterMan4500: I'm waiting for reply from him or other stewards. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 12:57, 5 September 2022 (UTC)
Based on my investigation, 2208-gomi is confirmed to "富士山の頂上で絶頂", "富士山の頂上でオナニーして絶頂", and "富士山の頂上はバ力". The account is also a possible/likely match to "いちいち監視しながらブロックすんな きょう殺すぞ", but I can't be 100% certain. I did not check the third account, as the results from the first two checks indicated that the results would not be any more useful than checking the behavior for identifying other sockpuppets. The range(s) involved are too large for a check or global block to be effective. -- Void Whispers 21:03, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

Request for exemption to dormancy policy

Hi, i have a wiki this contains over 200 of information about the Local History of Cradley. The contents on this wiki are of great use to historians and local people and although going forward new articles will be added from time to time it is more of a useful read only resource. Please can you consider a dormancy exemption. Thank you very much for your time. Coxs (talk) 10:46, 5 September 2022 (UTC) Coxs (talk) 10:46, 5 September 2022 (UTC)

 Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:00, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you very much Coxs (talk) 21:14, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

Exemption from the Dormancy Policy

I would like to apply for the exemption, as our wiki is pretty much full and there is simply not enough information that we would add to this wiki. Our wiki is used I would say if not daily then every second day by our community of players from Czech Ultima Online server even if we are not adding more content (because most of it is already there). LaboTec (talk) 05:38, 6 September 2022 (UTC) LaboTec (talk) 05:38, 6 September 2022 (UTC)

 Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:00, 6 September 2022 (UTC)


What should be done with blogs made by a GPDR account? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 04:56, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

Nothing. Just like edits and pages made by GPDR'd accounts, blogs can remain there. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:24, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: What username should be used in the blog category? Like "articles by user [what?]" FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 07:49, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
Articles by MirahezeGDPR xxx would be best or you could even say "Articles by Vanished User 1" or something, just as long as you don't use their old username. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:08, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: What if their account was GPDR'd but they returned with the same username before they were GPDR'd. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 04:47, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Terrible abuse

Hello Stewards. I consulted with DarkMatterMan about LTA. How can we take action to prevent this abuse?We'd like to have your opinion.Thank you.  On behalf of another ysmwiki's admin. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 12:08, 3 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi there, I would suggest you enable StopForumSpam on your wiki which should block most proxies. I'd suggest that you request more CheckUsers for socks instead of playing whack-a-mole with them by just blocking them. When you do request CheckUsers, please link us proof that helps us be certain that one user is a sock of another or try to tell us some of the socks usual behaviors that help us verify that certain behavior belongs to a sock. Please report more often what you see on here as we Stewards can't read East Asian languages so we are left in the dark and can't help you. Is there anything at the moment we can do to help you and your wiki? Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:12, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Hello.Now I'm discussioning about it with community.(Link)I'd like you to comment there. by Buel ·Talk·Wikimail 08:31, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Suspected sockpuppet of ApexAgunomu

They are blocked in Qualitipedia for the same reason and have been behaviouring the same way like Apex does. -Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 23:36, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

I did a check on them a few hours ago but that yielded nothing. They were blocked by DarkMatterMan4500 from Qualtipedia Meta not due to local behavior but rather something observed here on Meta so that's not enough proof of socking for now. If you see anything further that suggests they are a sock, do feel free to report back. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:39, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
Just noting here for the record that the user appears to have been locked in the end. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:00, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Abuse of power on CLG Wiki

One of our bureaucrats on CLG Wiki, User:MatthewLMayfield has started to misuse his power. He has demoted admins User:ENunn, User:TheUsername15 and User:HibiscusCrown20. Said demotions were on extremely thin grounds. Username15 was demoted for inactivity, which I could get had he not just promoted User:CuriousGeorge60 to Bureaucrat status despite them having hardly edited in two years and never previously used their admin tools. ENunn was demoted for no discernable reason at all other than some vague mention of private discussions that I understand ENunn himself was not even aware of. HibiscusCrown was demoted purely because she was promoted in his absence with the tacit approval of a steward. He has made a menacing forum post ( in which he suggested blocks and further demotions may occur. As I have been writing this, he has removed the link to our discord server without any discussion of discontinuing it. and has deleted our RfA page with no discussion whatsoever. courtesy ping @Agent Isai: as they're in our Discord server and aware of what's been happening.  Hb1290 (talk) 01:10, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

@Hb1290: That's terrible. Almost like corruption is occurring on theclosinglogosgroupwiki. There's no way we're letting this slide. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:16, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
Things have evolved considerably. He has now demoted me and is wheel-warring with a steward Hb1290 (talk) 01:57, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
Just adding a public update for onlookers but this was referred to the local community for remediation and the user in question has resigned. The future of wiki bureaucrats is being discussed by the local community as of now. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:46, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

User rename request

I would like to have my username changed to Friendly Mountain12 since it’ll match with my Fandom username. The only hesitation I have is whether or not that’s something that should be done by me or someone else. Thanks for the answer to this question. Paramount1106 (talk) 01:35, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

 Non-steward comment Please see Special:GlobalRenameRequest instead. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 03:43, 10 September 2022 (UTC) (edit 03:44, 10 September 2022 (UTC))
@Paramount1106: In this case, ZeusDeeGoose is correct here. To request a global rename of your account, go to this page to request your new username. Hope that helps. :) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:49, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
I already did that, however I didn’t receive any answer about whether or not the request was approved or rejected. I contacted @Agent Isai about it on their talk page to see if there was an update with it. Paramount1106 (talk) 14:04, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

Local Interwiki Administrator election

Based on local elections, grant me interwiki admin rights on japlantwiki. Thank you. 1108-Kiju/▶talk 06:56, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

Requesting Hit Counters Extension for Farthest Frontier wiki

Requesting that the Hit Counters extension (requires managewiki-restricted permissions) be enabled for the Farthest Frontier wiki.

Wiki link:

Please let me know if this request needs to be submitted via Phabricator instead. NotAracham (talk) 20:50, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

HitCounters is currently broken and turning it on would break your wiki. It is slated for removal. Apologies. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:02, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know, this request can be closed. NotAracham (talk) 02:29, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

Enable Extension:Cargo on

Miraheze wiki URL:

Now that T9477 has been resolved, we would like to use Cargo on our wiki. We plan to use a new Data namespace and put a couple tables of size 50K rows or less. And to query that data across templates on various content pages.

According to Special:Statistics, our total number of pages is 1100, and we plan to not hit the 50K page limit.

Overall, the extension would be hugely helpful for sorting through the data we have generated, and querying it accordingly, so requesting enabling the extension.


Soni (talk) 02:54, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

 Done, as requested. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:33, 13 September 2022 (UTC)


Request for exemption to dormancy policy

Hi, I would like to apply for the dormancy exemption for my wiki It is an encyclopedia for a religion and is meant to be read only. It is basically complete, but I may add an article from time to time or minor edits. Thank you Mandaepedia001 (talk) 03:40, 12 September 2022 (UTC) Mandaepedia001 (talk) 03:40, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for your request. I reviewed your wiki and do note that it is impressive that you have amassed over a thousand articles in three months. However, upon closer inspection, I see most (if not all) of your articles are straight imports from Wikipedia. Seeing that this wiki is essentially a Wikipedia mirror, minus any articles not related to the topic, I am  declining this request. Thank you for your understanding. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:01, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
Hi, regarding being a Wikipedia mirror, the encyclopedia is rather adapted from Wikipedia using only sources from scholars that specialize in Mandaeism and Mandaean religious texts and leaders which differs from Wikipedia. You will notice, for example, from the main articles such as Mandaeism which includes sections not found in the Wikipedia article (prohibitions, similarities with Abrahamic religions, correct prophets) and Sabians which includes quotes from scholars not found in the Wikipedia article. I have gone through all the articles to make sure the sources are from specialists and Mandaean religious texts which is not the case on Wikipedia. I would be grateful if the exemption request can be reconsidered. Mandaepedia001 (talk) 15:55, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser request on Nonciclopedia

I would like to request a check on L’Igienista and L'Imbottigliascorregge, thanks in advance. --Executive2 (talk) 11:35, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

@Executive2: Sounds like a duck to me. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:57, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks DarkMatterMan4500 ;)--Executive2 (talk) 12:05, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
Hi there. I have confirmed that those two accounts are related and have  locked them. I also completely  nuked their IP ranges (they exclusively abused Telecom Italia Retail) so they shouldn't be back in a long time. Let us know if you see them again, thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:29, 13 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks ;)--Executive2 (talk) 08:30, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

I want my GreenGreen account fully globalized

I'm now done with Miraheze and have decided to move on from it since I've begin to grow out of it and want to move onto other things on different websites, and I would like it if you globalized my GreenGreen account please since I'm done for now and will never come back on these sites again.

So I would now like to say goodbye and far well to all of my friends on Miraheze. GreenGreen (talk) 15:42, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go, this is now  Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:46, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

Account ready for closure.

I am planning to retire my active Miraheze account, because a new account is coming soon. Please lock this active account. Your best friend, Scj323347. Scj323347 (talk) 16:01, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go, this is now  Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:46, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

Requesting exemption from dormancy policy

Hello, I'd like to request an exemption to the dormancy policy for my Leaf Geometry Wiki. It contains reference information on a series of games that is essentially complete as of now. There will be edits in the future, but few and far between as we wait for other games to be released or translated. We have a small community relying on the wiki so this would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time! Nekonchu (talk) 02:50, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

 Exempted Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:46, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Nekonchu (talk) 15:47, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for some suspected sockpuppets of Anti villain/Gigdsclasp

I have noticed these 3 accounts were acting strangely in a similar fashion to that of Anti villain/Gigdsclasp. The Piyá account in particular sounds like a duck to me, considering that the username is similar to Pol Piyá and Pol Piyá Cm. Here are some examples of the 3 accounts editing in such a similar fashion to Anti villain/Gigdsclasp: Piyá vs. Freedom of Miraeze

2 out of the 3 accounts here would resort to insults or hostile/aggressive behavior like the prior socks have done that are remarkably similar to the prior socks: Piyá vs. Ejoyett vs. PwanDonetskRussia vs. Idependient journalist

Also, all 3 accounts overlap on the following article(s): Akhmad Kadyrov Denis Pushilin

Behavioral-wise, it's obvious that the 2 accounts are related to each other, and I suspect the 3rd one is as well (Posting it here on the Stewards' noticeboard for the record by the way). DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:10, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

@Rangerkid51: You might want to see this report. I have already notified a couple of stewards in regards to these 3 suspected sockpuppets. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:20, 8 September 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Thanks for locking the 2nd one. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:26, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai and Reception123: 4 more new accounts showed up:
In Ramzan Kadyrov's case, this diff with an inappropriate comment should be about obvious here. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:12, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
The first account is possibly Anti villain but they aren't in the same geolocation and use different devices. The latter two in your original report are  confirmed as Anti villain socks and have been  locked. All four of the accounts in your latest reports are 100% related to the first two accounts I locked and have thus also been  locked. I also locally  blocked their IP ranges as they exclusively abused that range and there were no other legitimate users on that range. Please let us know if you see any more of their socks, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:22, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Thanks, but could you also check Ge tugurios as well? The user has made edits that overlaps with Grahan, as the user's edit is the exact same as Grahan's edit, as they have re-added the exact same photo on this page on the Real Life Villains Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:11, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

Move wiki subdomain, archive and create new wiki on old subdomain

I would like to request the Soulforged Wiki be moved to a new miraheze subdomain (soulforged0, or alternatively soulforgedprelude). I would also like to request an exception from the dormancy policy for that wiki. After the wiki has been moved, I want to create a new wiki using the old subdomain.

Reasoning being that the game the wiki was made for has ended and does not have any activity anymore, but is still useful as a reference on occasion. Now a successor is out which is also named just "Soulforged" with no subtitle, whereas the previous game has received the moniker "zero", "0" or "prelude" to differentiate it. I want people to be able to find information about the currently online game using the simpler name with ideally less confusion.

I am the sole administrator of said wiki. Zap (talk) 03:55, 13 September 2022 (UTC)

@Zap: Please request the former on Phabricator. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:46, 14 September 2022 (UTC)
The old wiki has now been moved. Can you set the dormancy exception on soulforgedprelude.miraheze please? Can you also create the new wiki under subdomain soulforged or should I go through the normal wiki request process? Zap (talk) 23:50, 15 September 2022 (UTC)
For the new wiki on that subdomain, you can go through the normal wiki request process. Universal Omega (talk) 23:53, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Account Vanish Request

I created this account by accident a while back and do not need it. My primary account (User:Soni) is connected to everything on Miraheze that I need. Can this account please be vanished? Not just locked, I would prefer a permanent vanish thank you

TheOriginalSoni (talk) 06:05, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

Please file a request here, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:20, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Request to enable Cargo

I want to request the Cargo extension to be enabled on Soulforged Wiki. I've used it previously on the wiki for the previous game, now under Soulforged Prelude Wiki. I want to reuse much of the infrastructure I've put in place there, so usage should be similar. Take a look at the cargo tables in the old wiki if you want. Zap (talk) 07:37, 17 September 2022 (UTC)

Konland wiki deletion request

Hey there, i'm Xana. I want to delete one of the wikis, i run, Konland. I've moved all of the data i had on there to other places, and nobody else used it, so it's no worry. Thank you for your time. Xana (talk) 18:39, 17 September 2022 (UTC)

 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:57, 17 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Xana (talk) 17:04, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Username change request

I would like my username to be changed to Blastoise, as I want it to be consistent. ~~~~ Nidoking (talk) 14:41, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi, please request this at Special:GlobalRenameRequest instead. Thanks. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 15:12, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Request to vanish account

Hello, I'd like to get my account vanished/anonymised/GDPR'd as I've stopped using this account and the Miraheze services as a whole. Thanks! -- Vanished user (talk) 21:32, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi, please request this at Thanks, ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 23:03, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

CheckUser request for two sockpuppeteers

There are two sockpuppeteers with a long history of sockpuppetry on the CLG Wiki. The first of which is Jackson:

Most of them clearly has the name "Jack" or "Jackson" in the username and their contributions usually consist of creating articles, all of which are around 1000 bytes are under.

The next sockpuppeteer is Tanner:

His usernames has his name, Tanner, or 2003 in them. Considering the patterns in the usernames he chooses, they are very likely linked to him.

For a full list of the listed sockpuppeteers, visit here for Jackson and here for Tanner. Thank you. Camenati (talk) 01:24, 5 September 2022 (UTC)

I've done some locks and blocks for Jackson, however Tanner is too stale for CheckUser results to be viable. -- Void Whispers 20:44, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
Jackson has made another account: Jack The Young Man Camenati (talk) 15:51, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy Exemption

Hello, I am the owner of TheRainRogue Fanfiction (for and I would like to apply for an exemption to the dormancy policy. My wiki is an archive for my writing and it's meant to be read as it contains many different stories. I'm the only one that edits this wiki so there are many times where I disappear because of real life and simply can't edit it. I'd hate for all my writing to be gone because of this. I know it sounds silly, but I was hoping this wiki would be around long after me as a kind of "hey I was here, I did this" thing. Thank you for your consideration! TheRainRogue (talk) 18:29, 17 September 2022 (UTC)

Is a 1 year exemption from the policy fine? Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:53, 17 September 2022 (UTC)
Would it be possible to get an infinite one? If not, I understand and will accept the 1 year, thank you very much. TheRainRogue (talk) 19:20, 17 September 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai The reason I ask for an infinite one is because I put a lot of effort and heart into my writing, it means a lot to me. My fiction collection is one of the only things I'm proud of and I would like it to be around long after I'm dead, kind of like leaving behind my own legacy. TheRainRogue (talk) 17:42, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Checkuser on Nonci

I request a checkuser for Maria Guidi and Friendly U5er, I think they are the same person… thx in advance ;)Executive2 (talk) 14:07, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

They have been both locked as spam only accounts. It is quite obvious that they are the same person (or maybe bot) so I don't think a CU will be necessary. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:28, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks :)Executive2 (talk) 11:36, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
I forgot to update you on this but I did lock these accounts and I blocked more of this spammers IP addresses along with reverting mass vandalism from there via their Lasagne account. Please let us know if you see similar activity. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:07, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
A great thank you, I will do Executive2 (talk) 08:21, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

Question (2)

How do you allow YouTube video links on a wiki? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 23:59, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Use the YouTube parser hook. It can be enabled at Special:ManageWiki/extensions#mw-section-parserhooks. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 11:18, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Or as my site does, EmbedVideo. --Routhwick (talk) 21:52, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
@ZeusDeeGoose: and @Routhwick: EmbedVideo seems to be the right one. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 23:25, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

Global Ban Request

It's Grust I only returned to vote in favor of closing Qualitipedia. But with my large game collection I have little reason to stay so once Qualitipedia is closed down, feel free to globally ban me once more. ElementalHeroes (talk) 01:45, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

@Buel: Self-requested locks should not be requested at Requests for Comment, that has nothing to do with them. @ElementalHeroes: Please note that self-requested locks shouldn't be undermined by creating new accounts. Could you confirm that if you are locked now you don't plan on coming back (with this account or another). If there's a chance you want to come back it would be best to keep your account unlocked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:24, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123: I only returned just to help in closing Qualitipedia. Once it is closed down, I'll be ready to leave and never bother you again. ElementalHeroes (talk) 22:36, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
Goodbye ElementalHeroes. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 11:02, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
"Once it is closed down" still sounds like you don't want your account locked immediately to me, as the request initially suggested. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:09, 17 September 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123: I promised I'd stay till the end. But once Qualitipedia is done, I'll accept a global ban. ElementalHeroes (talk) 13:57, 17 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes
@Reception123:Actually if there is a possibility of changing my name in secret without all of Miraheze knowing, I'll take that instead of a block. Otherwise if I ever return, I wouldn't want anyone to know I'm Grust as that name now carries a burden I simply don't want anymore. ElementalHeroes (talk) 14:45, 23 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes.
The best you probably could do is a vanish, where all your info is removed. Your username will be randomized, but you will not be able to login to this account again. You can request it at ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 19:13, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Ehh I'll go with original global lock and someday return as a regular user no longer tied with the name, Grust. With my game collection, who knows when I'd come back?ElementalHeroes (talk) 20:55, 23 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes.

Well, Qualitipedia is gone. I'm ready! I'm not sure if I'll return, but if I ever do, I don't ever want to be known as Grust or ElementalHeroes. ElementalHeroes (talk) 03:41, 27 September 2022 (UTC)ElementalHeroes

 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:00, 27 September 2022 (UTC)

Deletion of dtg Wiki

Dear Steward, I would like to have my recently requested wiki dtg removed again. Sorry, but also THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for the work you are doing.

Best regards B3rnd77 (talk) 19:17, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:02, 27 September 2022 (UTC)

Importing Qualitipedia Pages into The New Reception Wiki

There are at least a hundred users on Qualitipedia (including me) who still want to be active on all Qualitipedia wikis, they all would like to continue to view the pages there, so on behalf of all users please import all the pages that are there to The New Reception Wiki. Regards  Szczypak2005 (talk) 10:33, 25 September 2022 (UTC)

Woah, wait a second. FatBurn said that we would start from scratch. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 11:09, 25 September 2022 (UTC)
Except he allowed pages to be imported, he told me on my talk page and also updated the wiki home page so you know, you can ask him too. Although he didn't say it on Qualitipedia. Szczypak2005 (talk) 12:13, 25 September 2022 (UTC)
Marking as  Not done for two reasons: 1) Stewards do not have the ability to do this, only system administrators do though this task would be unduly burdensome but most importantly, 2) This would constitute a violation of the Content Policy's "No direct forks" clause as those wikis are still open and doing this would constitute a fork of those wikis. Users assume that the wikis will be closed but the RfC to close those wikis is not over yet and having a simple majority in the vote doesn't always constitute a successful request, especially with such a complex, multi-faceted RfC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:00, 25 September 2022 (UTC)
The wikis are likely to close anyways, so maybe once it closes. Maybe then we could. Nidoking (talk) 11:54, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Global Lock

I want to be globally locked as the only reason I created this account was with the sole purpose of casting a vote on the Qualitipedia closing RFC. Blazethrowaway (talk) 06:25, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

 Done. Please note for the future that you should request an unlock rather than create a new account if you previously had a self-requested lock. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:43, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Disable Semantic MediaWiki on

Semantic MediaWiki causes the wiki to load slowly. It should therefore be closed.--LisafBia (talk) 11:17, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

@Agent Isai LisafBia (talk) 17:37, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
@Raidarr dear stewards, please remove the Sermantic MediaWiki plugin from the Feign Game Wiki. This plugin is making a lot of user pages. It's scary to even have this problem where I'm an admin on Feign Game Wiki. Hey Türkiye message? 18:44, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
I am no longer a steward. I'll leave a message on discord as a reminder. --Raidarr (talk) 13:30, 28 September 2022 (UTC)
@Reception123 LisafBia (talk) 12:29, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

I have been blocked unfairly again on Qualitipedia

So here is a brief rundown of the Qualitipedia drama. So basically on August 30, 2022, a Request for Comment was made to close Qualitipedia. I of course voted oppose on this proposal. I later made a blog post in response to the recent retirement blog posts expressing that I was not goin to leave Qualitipedia. However everybody took this to mean that I was obsessed which is not true. Eventually I got blocked, but I then got unblocked since the situation was handled poorly. The whole time, users have been harassing me for liking Qualitipedia, calling me obsessed and telling me to "touch grass". Not only that, but Qualitipedia will be shutting down in THREE DAYS anyway since the proposal is successful. I love Qualitipedia and do not want it to shut down, but other users seem to think this means that I am obsessed with Qualitipedia. There is nothing in the rules saying that I cannot like Qualitipedia. Also, I have been blocked for CIR even though it is irrelevant as I have NEVER showed any incompetence. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:07, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

And now everyone has turned against me. Even Raidarr, who used to be on my side. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:15, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
I was never 'on your side'. I was an advocate of fair dealing and multiple chances. You exhausted them and now you're giving me the pikachu face after ignoring every bit of advice I and everyone else has given you. It's literally a waste of time to discuss with you, as you avoid the point, ignore it, or change it slightly when you encounter a brick wall. --Raidarr (talk) 13:20, 25 September 2022 (UTC)
True, I suggest WP:BOOMERANG as the OP is disruptively obsessive to reception wikis, which is far more unreliable than the list of perennial sources and a literal waste of everyone's time (including me). But right now, globally locking @Blubabluba9990 is too harsh (glocks only happens on very egregious cases of disruptive behavior, vandalism-only/spam-only accounts and sockpuppetry, which in the case of Bluba, it is not egregious enough). TF3RDL (talk | contribs | FANDOM | Wikipedia) 12:32, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
It's somewhat redundant to put this here. Bukkit already said to go to his talk page to discuss this. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 20:44, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
There are various posts where it has become apparent that you have an excessive attachment to Qualitipedia. For example, some of your posts seem to suggest that you advocate protests at "Miraheze's HQ" (I'm flattered you believe we have a physical corporate address), others talk about certain users being like "Jesus" to the Qualitipedia projects, among other claims you've made. I understand you like these projects and are passionate about them but your level of insistence borders WP:CIR territory in that you only make outlandish badgering statements with no substance on why the projects should be saved rather than actually providing and arguing solid points on how the project can be restructured in a way that will address all the claims of the RfC. This has worried various users who believe you need a break from wikis and I agree with them. For this reason, I will close this as  Not done. You were placed on alert with your previous ban that there were certain behaviors found an issue and even after your ban was rescinded, you continued the behavior so as such, you will need to resolve this with local administrators. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:00, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
First off, I did not say I advocate for protests, I simply said that I would not be surprised if it ended up happening. And the second one was just a fun little easter egg that I wanted to try out, not knowing it would stir such backlash. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:10, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
And I did make an RfC using TigerBlazer's unary system idea to help improve the wikis but it was shut down. And I have said why the projects should be saved, since they are an encyclopedia for documenting reception (that is what FatBurn said). Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:16, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
@Blubabluba9990 Encyclopedia for documenting reception? More like a vehicle for biased content and general toxicity, that's one of good reasons why Qualitipedia is closing in three days and the block for Bluba on QP meta is actually fair and justified contrary to your posts. TF3RDL (talk) 23:29, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
you have stated that EVERY page in Qualtipedia needs to be archived despite Zeus's wishes not to archive them. You have also called us refugees because we won't have a wiki home (even though several of us are prob on multiple wikis besides Qualtipedia), stating these can be the future of entertainment (reception wikis DO NOT determine how much a person like the product)and overall requesting imports for Qualitpedia despite some of the pages being shit quality and bias. We have tried to tell you to stop, but you won't listen. That is the reason why your ban on QP was ACTUALLY FAIR and REASONABLE, and your behavior post-QP have made me consider an RfC to ban you. LovingHaydeL (talk) 17:23, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
  1. Every page needs to be archived since they are a part of history and if his pages aren't archived, people may never know what people think of the games he made pages on.
  2. Even if you are on other wikis, you still are no longer of Qualitipedia, making you Qualitipedia refugees.
  3. The vast majority of pages on Qualitipedia are of decent quality. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:00, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
    1. NOT everything needs to be archived. Some things are better forgotten. Besides, metacritic, rotten tomatoes, and Imdb exist
    2. This just proves my hypothesis you are obsessed. Besides, if I was a "refugee" of Qualitpedia, I would a lot happier going back to pre-reception wiki phase of my life.
    3. Ok, so if I made a decent page about why generic transformation game sucks, and make it biased but keep it hidden, would you tell instantly if the generic transformation game page was biased? LovingHaydeL (talk) 19:25, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
    1. This is not something that should be forgotten. Besides, an important aspect of Qualitipedia is saying why the media is received the way that it is.
    2. No it doesn't. And any users who wanted to stay on Qualitipedia but were unable to due to the closure are Qualitipedia refugees.
    3. No, but those things can easily be fixed. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:19, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
      1. Most users want to forget about it
      2. I'm not gonna argue with you on this one anymore
      3. and then the cycle repeats until the admins lock the page. LovingHaydeL (talk) 23:22, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
      This is getting off topic. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 00:37, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
      @Blubabluba9990 WP:BOOMERANG incoming and also bludgeoning the process. And also the block of Bluba is actually fair, so I suggest a boomerang block for him. TF3RDL (talk | contribs | FANDOM | Wikipedia) 02:11, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

My Unfair CLG Wiki Ban

Recently I was blocked on a wiki called CLG Wiki. There reason was " rude to everybody in general" even though everyone else was rude to me. Example: I was posting my ideas for the new logo and most said "No, just no". They couldn't even let me know in a politer way. The constant bullying of the wiki and the overall toxicity of their forums irritates me. Could any of the stewards please notify them of this post as I am unable to contact any of them. I am not a rude person and the post I made where all out of rage and stress because the fire alarm went off 3 times today and I didn't get that much sleep and I could not get any breakfast and could not have a peaceful day. Please notify them. Thank you and have a blessed day. One more thing I have recently noticed on the forums they are still being toxic. They keep saying my ideas make the website look childish, but they failed to give me an idea of what they wanted. The block was made by ‪HibiscusCrown20‬.  DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 16:46, 26 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi, wanted to give my side of the story in regards to this. I had originally warned DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic for leaving insulting and rude comments on our thread for an impending rebrand of the wiki (following recent events that led to an ugly fall-out with almost all of the Board of Directors) to other users who were disapproving and criticizing his proposals for the new logo. While I do think that some of the users criticizing his logo proposals could have been more polite with their criticism, DHX Cookie Fanatic was actively insulting and attacking other users who were criticizing said proposals, including saying that one of the critics had a "-1000 IQ" on the above linked thread. After seeing that another user reported him for this behavior on our User Reports page (which is where regular users can report other users for offenses for us admins to review and handle), I decided to give him a strong warning on his talk page as to give him the opportunity to correct this behavior before any further administrative action was taken, but once this was posted, he proceeded to make this forum post that continued to attack and insult members of the wiki community and also posted two comments on his report in reply to me on the User Reports page, one of which basically insulted me by calling me "chicken". Because of these actions, I officially decided to block him for one month with the given reason of "Continuing rude/insulting behavior towards other users despite strong administrator warning", and I have also left his talk page open in the event that he wants to appeal his block. That's pretty much all I have to say on my side of the story. HibiscusCrown20 (talk) 21:32, 26 September 2022 (UTC)
He left a request to be unblocked. His reasoning is as follows: "I have been constantly bullied on the forums of this wiki and unfairly treated. Everyone always goes after me. I will be leaving and I will be reporting this wiki of the constant bullying done on this wiki to me and to other victims on the forums of this wiki that you all refuse to deal with." While it's true we could have gone about it a better way and been more polite by the third and fourth logo ideas DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic posted, his treatment of us was no better! He claims our wiki was toxic. I fail to see how, unless he's referencing the September 9th drama. Unfortunately, him creating drama himself only adds to that, and it surely doesn't help his case, especially when he had the gall to not just call us "Karens," but also wish death on the Miraheze CLG Wiki (which we were just about to rebrand as AVID) in his "Screw the wiki" forum post that he made. I wanted to respond to him in a kind manner and convince him to return and turn a new leaf, but since I was under the impression that he did not want to do that (he basically chose the hard way over the easy way before anyone ever brought the question up), I decided to bid him farewell instead. Going back to the request to be unblocked (which is weird, because he just said before he was leaving the wiki), rather than clear himself up, he decided to throw me under the bus (as well as Nancer) by grouping me under "toxic people" and "non-accepting users" when I am neither of the kind. He also said I and others were "going after him" and inferred that I was racist (even though my speech in the forum post had no racist material at all). I can't really confirm on whether it's true or not, but other members have also pointed out on ENunn's personal server that he may or may not have been trying to pull the race card. It is with deep regret that I must say that he hasn't changed at all, and is still having a rude and hostile demeanor even while requesting to be unblocked. That's all I have to say. SHADOWNINJA (talk) 23:15, 26 September 2022 (UTC)
No you didn't! You just left a hateful message on the post you liar. And you called the wiki I was going to a "Chum Bucket". Quit your capping. DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 12:50, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
I wasn't even talking to you! And I'm capping? I'm calling the Dream Logos Wiki a "Chum Bucket?" I was referring to the CLG Wiki the former BoD was starting up, thank you very much! And I was being hateful? I WAS BEING HATEFUL?! All I was doing was speaking on behalf of the community the nicest way I possibly can since it's been made clear no one approves of you personally attacking them. Are you trying to ruin my life or something? Are you trying to chase me? Because so far, it looks like it, even though you insist vice versa! SHADOWNINJA (talk) 14:37, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
who are you and why do you keep trying to bring me down? DHX Cookie Jar Fanatic (talk) 15:57, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
And you're trying to dox me?! On a Stewards' noticeboard?!
Wow... Just wow... SHADOWNINJA (talk) 17:44, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
"as you can see the situation has escalated" Max0r, December 2021 LovingHaydeL (talk) 19:41, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
Though I am retired, this looks like a no-action clearly. The behavior that made the requestor blocked comes through clearly in the above exchange. --Raidarr (talk) 13:35, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── What is even going on here with this thread? All I am seeing here are just a bunch of editors acting a bit uncivil towards one another. Can we just be civil about this? --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:52, 27 September 2022 (UTC)