Steward requests/Archive 36

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Free Editing Wiki

Status:  Not done
Agent Isai responded in a thread above that 500 is too high of a limit and could potentially cause strain on Miraheze's servers. As the sole bureaucrat and administrator on the wiki in question, I don't think that asking Stewards to raise the parser function limit for that wiki in particular would be very useful, given its nature. Tali64³ (talk) 15:19, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Tali64³: Maybe 250 could suffice? Several pages and templates have issues relating to the expensive parser limit. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 15:22, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
Agent recommended a 150 function limit in the mentioned thread. That's generally the most that Wikipedia templates use. Tali64³ (talk) 15:24, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Tali64³: The pages that were exceeding limit both had about 210 expensive calls, so 300 would probably be appropriate. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 15:40, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
For a wiki like freeediting I would concur that 150 should be the starting point and no more unless strictly necessary. I'd even suggest reducing the templates themselves if they really keep hitting upper bounds - the road works both ways. Perhaps we can look at the pages in question and optimize them. --Raidarr (talk) 15:41, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Correction: the calls were actually 333 and 150 respectively. The templates with the most calls are: ping, reddit. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 15:43, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
How many people did you ping? Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:44, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Only the same few people, but the calls add up. Every user pinged seems to use 3 expensive calls. Maybe if the variables extension was enabled, the expensive calls could be reused. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 15:46, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr and Tali64³: The variables extension would be nice to have for a lot other reasons too, but it still won't completely solve the expensive parser function issue. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 15:58, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
For ping in particular I'll reiterate my advice elsewhere; if a lot of expensive pings are involved then some more efficient form of contact should be considered because I'm not sure what the need is for all those calls if pings make up a significant portion of 300+ calls at 3 calls apiece. --Raidarr (talk) 15:58, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Here's the source code: Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 16:01, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
...I'm very skeptical of the need to add that many additional elements to the ping. It's an expensive enough function where its overuse is discouraged including mass pinging of so many prospective people, at which point a more economic announcement would be preferred since you'd obviously be notifying a great deal of the wiki's population (in this case several times the amount of active users). --Raidarr (talk) 16:04, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr: I did fifty as that's what the docs say is the ping limit. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 16:06, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
Technical limits of the software can often exceed limits of what is practical. That's what I'm trying to impress. --Raidarr (talk) 16:31, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Well, I don't think it really matters though. The expensive parser function count count is proportional to the amount of users pinged, so reducing the amount of arguments wouldn't help. One thing I'm unsure of is where an expensive function is actually called. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 16:40, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
This circles back to what I said originally, which is essentially: why do you need to do all of that on one page in the first place? --Raidarr (talk) 16:52, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr: Do what? Ping users? Why would I do that across multiple pages? I'm not mass pinging, it's just the cumulative EPFs from the same few users ping each other. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 17:02, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
I've marked as  Not done by proxy on two counts besides the line of questioning above on need; for one this was never technically valid because the requestor is not a bureaucrat, and for two the bureaucrat in recognition of the wiki's deeper issues has decided on closing it, meaning this can serve no purpose. --Raidarr (talk) 18:26, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr: The wiki is also closed now. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 18:27, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
Raidarr already mentioned that. Tali64³ (talk) 18:35, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
@Tali64³: Oh. I didn't see for some reason. Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail | please vote on my adminship) 18:38, 9 March 2023 (UTC)

Requesting lifting of current user restrictions

Hi there, I'd like to request the lifting of the user restrictions imposed by Stewards as outlined here. I believe I have improved on concerns that were raised earlier by Stewards, and have shown competency in multiple fields on and around Miraheze. I am happy to answer any questions or concerns. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 03:22, 7 March 2023 (UTC)

For the first paragraph you link, I think that what Raidarr mentions isn't a restriction and is just generally good practice. "the interest needs to be in context of what you can do so it does not for example confuse people on the SN" is valid for everyone. As a general rule, people should only reply on SN if they are relatively certain about their answer as otherwise they risk confusing users who are looking for the correct answers.
As for the registration restrictions, I also don't see why they would need to be removed and again believe that it's best practice for everyone to do so. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:27, 7 March 2023 (UTC)
@Reception123: If it isn't a restriction, could you confirm then that all existing Steward restrictions have expired/been removed? There have been issues lately regarding miscommunication and confusion regarding my restrictions, with multiple users (including me) having believed that all existing restrictions had expired besides T/S. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 17:08, 7 March 2023 (UTC)
I don't want to lift something that I don't know exists so what I can say is that the restrictions you mention given by Raidarr can be lifted at this stage. I must emphasize however that as I said above they are good practice anyway and therefore I wouldn't recommend straying away from them even if they're not formal 'restrictions'. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:23, 8 March 2023 (UTC)
@Reception123: I just spoke with Raidarr via Discord and they confirmed that no further Steward restrictions are in effect, as you just terminated the last remaining ones. I still have a Meta sysop restriction (see AN) but other than that, nothing. And yeah, I know it’s still general convention. Just nice not to have it codified/restricted explicitly for me. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 00:01, 9 March 2023 (UTC)

Please Rename My Account

I want to be renamed as Szczypak64 because my old username looks now cheesy and I don't want to use this username anymore. Szczypak2005 (talk) 07:50, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

Hi there @Szczypak2005: You can submit a global rename request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 07:59, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

Revoke Famepedia's custom domain and merge it with the countless other generic encyclopedias on Miraheze

Famepedia recently redirected its custom domain to some for-profit business or something, so now visiting takes you to a completely irrelevant website. I can't even visit their main page, but you can view the wiki's recent changes page at least.

Now, we have,, and that are both generalized encyclopedias about SELECT * FROM topics with hardly any rules. They've repeatedly gotten in trouble for mass-importing Wikipedia pages and are just horribly managed. I'd say that is sort of a similar topic, except they don't like Wikipedia's no censorship rule, so given that it's the only encyclopedia we have here that isn't abandoned, maybe it'd be the one that the other wikis should be merged into. However, appears to be more active (mostly consisting of people vandalizing it and raidarr reverting the edits), so maybe it's the one that the other wikis should be merged into, and could be left out of it. Collei (talk) 19:23, 8 March 2023 (UTC)

I've unset the custom domain. I will review the wiki and confer with fellow Stewards on what to do with the wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:56, 8 March 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. Collei (talk) 02:46, 9 March 2023 (UTC)
Update for observers; ingen and famepedia are gone. Allpedia remains, such as it is. If you find further issue with it (ie, imported pages without attribution) I can address it in a local capacity through direct message or an update here. --Raidarr (talk) 18:29, 9 March 2023 (UTC)


Lock all:

  • This account has been trolling on 2 wikis.(chizunet,chizunetseries)This user makes community tired.For example,edits made by was almost reverted especially on chizunet. by Buehl106·Talk·e-mail 10:09, 11 March 2023 (UTC) Formatting correction. --1108-Kiju/Talk 10:19, 11 March 2023 (UTC)


Lock all:

  • Currently, there seems to be only one wiki that has been vandalized by this user. However, this account is clearly dedicated to vandalism. I have no opposition to locking it. --1108-Kiju/Talk 09:26, 15 March 2023 (UTC)

Severe Content Policy Violations On Drawn Fanon Feet Wiki

To start off, this is one of the most disgusting wikis I have ever had to visit. The amount of content policy violations on this wiki is innumerable, the wiki itself should never have been approved. But I'll go ahead and list a few violations here. Please be warned, some or all of the links contain sensitive content. You visit these links at your own risk. There are countless NSFW and fetish violations on the wiki, and the wiki's content will likely be seen as disturbing. The wiki has violations of Article I, Section VI and Article II of the Content Policy. This would be systemic violations (Article III, Section II).

  • Sierra/Purple Dog: The dog illustrated in the header image is uncomfortably young, users on Discord have shared that sentiment. Additional images on the page suggest youth, specifically this file. This is a direct violation of Article I, Section VI of the Content Policy.
  • Charles/Avocado Cat: The cat illustrated in the header image is again uncomfortably young, and this file again displays it. This is a direct violation of Article I, Section VI of the Content Policy.
  • Mikey/Orange Bird: The bird illustrated in the header image yet again displays a supposedly young animal. Another relevant file is located here. This is a direct violation of Article I, Section VI of the Content Policy.

I highly recommend Stewards take a look at this wiki and take appropriate action as soon as possible. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 04:38, 27 February 2023 (UTC)

w:Coroners and Justice Act 2009 comes to mind. Collei (talk) 05:20, 27 February 2023 (UTC)
Thank you for your report. Initially, I thought no action would be approriate for this wiki as I didn't believe this wiki violated any clause however, upon re-reading the 6th clause of the Content Policy and conferring with a fellow Steward, I have decided to review it further and will be looking into this more. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:38, 3 March 2023 (UTC)
As you can see here, a wiki called Drawn Feet Wiki has been deleted, but the wiki mentioned above, Drawn Fanon Feet Wiki, still needs to be deleted. Buzzfan120 (talk) 21:41, 12 March 2023 (UTC)
Drawn Feet Wiki was due to copyright violations, not inappropriate content. Collei (talk) 17:52, 15 March 2023 (UTC)


Lock all:

Sockpuppet of 岐阜県民. by Buehl106·Talk·e-mail 03:43, 16 March 2023 (UTC)
 Locked Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:00, 16 March 2023 (UTC)

Equestria at War Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): Bureaucrats have agreed to move to a new wiki site and this one is now redundant, and another agreement has been made to shut this site down as well. Big Saij (talk) 18:16, 17 March 2023 (UTC)

Starspeaker Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I was a bit overenthusiastic when requesting for the wiki to be created. The project hadn't even left the planning phase, and even then, what I had was difficult to extend into Wiki pages. I might recreate the wiki once this project has more stable footing, but for now, it's simply unmaintainable. Qrtrx4 (talk) 13:35, 18 March 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Let us know If you need anything else. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:03, 19 March 2023 (UTC)

Infinity Cup wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): Our wiki fits the criteria "Wikis made for time-based gatherings, i.e. wikis used to plan bi-yearly or yearly events." As evident on the wiki, the Infinity Cup is an event that runs yearly, and requires little activity when not running or preparing for an upcoming event. Grassstains (talk) 22:50, 13 March 2023 (UTC)
 Granted indefinitely. Let us know if anything further is needed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:05, 19 March 2023 (UTC)

BrandonWM Wiki

Status:  Not done
  • Reason(s): It's a personal wiki used for cataloging internal documents. It may go for stretches of time with no editing, and brief periods of time with massive bursts. A personal wiki and I am a volunteer for Miraheze. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 06:46, 19 March 2023 (UTC)

Degrassi Preservation Wiki

Status:  Not done
  • Reason(s): I'm requesting an exemption from the Dormancy Policy because this wiki is going to be a large source of information about this particular television show and eventually won't be edited as frequently, and thus I believe it falls under "Wikis made to be read, where a lot of information is already on wiki and doesn't need to be actively edited". BelowTheDot (talk) 01:31, 21 March 2023 (UTC)
Once the wiki reaches a sizable growth, we can consider an exemption. Until then, we unfortunately cannot grant one out. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:33, 21 March 2023 (UTC)


@Robbiescott: I have moved your request here for Stewards to investigate. Please review this to ensure I have the form correct. From here since your wiki is private, only a Steward can look into it. --Raidarr (talk) 15:17, 6 March 2023 (UTC)
@Robbiescott: I've reopened the wiki, but I'm not seeing any reason as to why you would be unable to edit due to permissions problems. If you are getting any specific error message, please post it here so I can help. Cheers -- Void Whispers 20:35, 6 March 2023 (UTC)
This was fixed a few days ago but I forgot to comment. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:38, 9 March 2023 (UTC)


The local election has not yet been run, this post doubles as an announcement to the stewards. There are no members of the wiki's community and it has never been used.

Heroku (talk) 15:07, 22 March 2023 (UTC)


Lock all:

  • Cross-wiki abuse and sockpuppet of 岐阜県民,who was locked user. by Buehl106·Talk·e-mail 02:10, 17 March 2023 (UTC)added new Buehl106·Talk·e-mail 03:04, 23 March 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
According to the ListUsers for, you are the only bureaucrat on the wiki, locking out your account will prevent you from logging in and leave your wiki without ANY administrator or bureaucrat users.
Please confirm that you understand that locking this account will leave your wiki without anyone able to update protected pages (like the homepage) on the wiki, no ability to assign new permissions, and no ability to enable extensions.
If you are fine with proceeding given all of the above concerns, please reply accordingly and I will proceed with locking the account.
--NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 03:02, 28 March 2023 (UTC)
Can you proceed Lionkingfan (talk) 12:39, 28 March 2023 (UTC)
Please procced with this request Lionkingfan (talk) 12:46, 28 March 2023 (UTC)
 Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 14:14, 28 March 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): This reboot of the Charactapedia Wikis never went anywhere, so I'm considering that this wiki should be deleted. ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 14:55, 19 March 2023 (UTC)
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:22, 28 March 2023 (UTC)

Kayla Marie Lee Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I want this Wiki deleted because I never use this Wiki as much and it is mostly inactive NachelForever (talk) 22:17, 27 March 2023 (UTC)
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:22, 28 March 2023 (UTC)

GTA Variants and others

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I would like these wikis to be deleted:, and I won't use them anymore. Now I'm just focusing on one project. — Pixial [Talk] 01:16, 14 March 2023 (UTC)
To make the prossess faster, please put it in the Wiki (un)deletion section. Hope this helps, Commetiaa (talk) 21:46, 20 March 2023 (UTC)
Moved and  Done. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:22, 28 March 2023 (UTC)

UnAnyting Wiki

Status:  Not done
  • Reason(s): The wiki is and it is deleted and I want it back. The wiki rules are rules, and I made it for myself. Please give it back, or at the very least give me a database dump TheCoolStranger45 (talk) 04:14, 28 March 2023 (UTC)
Request it here if wiki was deleted within a year. by Buehl106·Talk·e-mail 06:41, 28 March 2023 (UTC)
The wiki was deleted for Content Policy violations so it will not be reopened. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:22, 28 March 2023 (UTC)

El wiki de Emilio

Status:  Done
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:31, 22 March 2023 (UTC)
Please @Agent Isai:, can you enable ExternalData extension too? I need to retrieve info from Wikidata and other machine-readable open data sources. Thanks. Emijrp (talk) 18:23, 4 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): We know this is experimental extension (that may be removed/revoked at any time), we're fine with that, we'd like it explicitly to test/experiment with SMW, please, thanks, and cheers! CrystalClear (talk) 01:13, 20 March 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:10, 31 March 2023 (UTC)
Thank you! | -- FrozenPlum (Talk / Email) 19:15, 1 April 2023 (UTC)

Deviantart Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): Although I don't want to take over the Wiki, (since I'm not a Bureaucrat) I would like to have the "Cosmos" Skin available. It makes it 100X easier to edit and navigate around for me. I AM IN YOUR CLOSET HAHA (SECRETS OF THE WIKIS) 16:32, 1 April 2023 (UTC)
As the local bureaucrat has been inactive for a few months now,  Done, per this reasonable request Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:48, 1 April 2023 (UTC)

Dream Logos Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I would like the MP4 format enabled on the wiki so I can add videos without the trouble of uploading them to YouTube Charlie Fiddlesticks (talk) 19:09, 1 April 2023 (UTC)
Seeing that the local bureaucrats are inactive,  Done, per this reasonable request Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:44, 1 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): We need External Data to use the MediaWiki data API with Lua scripting. I'm using it to make a random page grabber, among other things. I haven't found another way to implement one other than using the API. Asynkitty (talk) 15:34, 6 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:12, 10 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I'd like to test out SMW as a potential replacement for Cargo. Reschultzed (talk) 23:03, 6 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:36, 9 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
 Done. The extension was indeed disabled already and was only "enabled" in name only in ManageWiki but through a config change, it was disabled on all wikis but anyhow, done. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:11, 7 April 2023 (UTC)

Charlie Fiddlesticks@dreamlogoswiki

Seeing as there is no active bureaucrat on this wiki I have decided to step up to the role of bureaucrat on the wiki. I have also discussed my reasoning on my local election featured on the talk of the main page of the wiki. Charlie Fiddlesticks (talk) 22:21, 4 April 2023 (UTC)

 Done. Congratulations and happy editing! Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:45, 7 April 2023 (UTC)

Daemhain Wolf@ashandillusionswiki

Accidentally deleted the Bureaucrats role, looking to have it re-integrated or the Administrator role giving similar permissions if possible. User:Daemhain Wolf 18:12, 5 April 2023 (UTC) (Note: 4 tildes not working in edit/edit source coding; cause unknown.)

I've given administrator managewiki rights so you can make the changes yourself via Special:ManageWiki/permissions. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:10, 10 April 2023 (UTC)


User erroneously added me as bureaucrat/admin to their wiki, I have no need for either set of rights and will not be participating there. NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 14:19, 28 March 2023 (UTC)

 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:24, 28 March 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
 Locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:08, 10 April 2023 (UTC)

OG Network Wiki

Status:  Done
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:08, 31 March 2023 (UTC)

Rippaverse Wiki

Status:  Done

New page for RfC Drafts

Could we make a page for the Draft RfCs instead of putting them on the Community Noticeboard? (CN) I know that the CN is a good place to put something you want people to see, and to give feedback on, but it is taking up a lot of space. It is starting to get crowded and hard to find topics that I could possibly help with. It also slows my computer down, so I can't find those topics fast. So could I (or someone else) make a page for all the RfC Drafts and move them there? Thank you, Commetiaa (talk) 18:08, 18 March 2023 (UTC)

You can place draft RfCs as a Requests for Comment subpages (for example, if you wanted to make an RfC mandating that everyone likes apples, you can perfectly draft is at Requests for Comment/Order apple supremacy). Once you make a draft, just add it to the drafts section of the Requests for Comment page. Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:10, 19 March 2023 (UTC)
I'm talking about the voting and what seems to be RfC drafts already on the CN. The ones I'm talking about are: (these are the topic numbers) 3, 8 (and 8.2), 18, 19 and 20. Commetiaa (talk) 23:10, 19 March 2023 (UTC)
(re-replying) I'm talking about the voting and what seems to be RfC drafts already on the CN. The ones I'm talking about are: (these are the topic numbers) 1, 2, 6 (and 6.2), 16, 17 and 18. It is really starting to bug out my computer. So could I please do so? Commetiaa (talk) 00:03, 27 March 2023 (UTC)
The issue here seems to be is multiple requests for an obscure permission (IRC group contact) and minor or not quite global discussions about issues. There aren't 'draft rfcs' on it. MacFan has posted an RfC on electing group contacts where you can stake your position and possibly get them off the Community Noticeboard in the future. I agree it's not really the best place for them, though for obscure informal roles the CN the best place to start until a better process is in place. The other discussions are an influx of uniquely involved conversations that should not be placed elsewhere, although I would rather see the minor items like the Content Policy adjustments take place through the RfC process anyway and only be advertised on the CN. That would take its own discussion to do and cannot be arbitrarily enforced even if Agent were to agree with you on this.
Overall despite there being room to improve procedurally, the amount of content on the page is unusual and much of it will soon disappear because most of the topics have already been closed or they're already winding down. The computer problem seems like weak hardware or connection. Valid to consider but obscure. The items that have already been closed could be archived manually without issue. I would not advise altering things that have not yet been closed. --Raidarr (talk) 13:48, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
Okay, that makes more sense. The thing with my computer is that it just needed restarted. Could I (when the discussions are closed and/or resolved) archive them? Since they are unneeded in the CN, and they are just taking up space. Or do I have to become a Sysop/Admin? Commetiaa (talk) 16:39, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
Archival happens automatically, usually about two weeks after the discussion has tapered off completely/been closed. It would probably be fine to archive the ones that are currently closed now. I wouldn't archive more than that unless automatic archival isn't working right in which case anyone can do it in that timeframe. --Raidarr (talk) 18:50, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
Okay, where do I archive them? Commetiaa (talk) 22:29, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
They are typically in collapsibles on the right hand side just below the header, let me know if you don't find the box. Archived sections are added chronologically to the latest archive. The latest archive for the CN is Archive 36 and it will continue until the page gets too long (you can get a gist of what that is through previous archives). As long as you follow the chronology you should be fine. If not, it'll be fixed, so don't worry too much. For the most part archives do happen automatically and this should only be done rarely/when the automated system is down. --Raidarr (talk) 13:03, 30 March 2023 (UTC)
Okay, thank you! I have started Achieving old and closed topics. I am going to do that if the CN gets full again. Commetiaa (talk) 21:14, 30 March 2023 (UTC)

A vandal needs to be globalled

Hi. There's a vandal/troll on Incredible Characters Wiki called "NinetyRightyFourNineteen" who not only vandalized several pages, but also harrassed a few users on that wiki, so I think they need to be globally locked from Miraheze as a whole right now. Thanks.

Here's the evidence of the trouble they've caused: SuperStreetKombat (talk) 01:53, 7 April 2023 (UTC)

The user's edits vaguely remind me of a long-term vandal/troll, but I'm not sure which one. Collei (talk) 03:53, 7 April 2023 (UTC)
You mean Black Darness (A.K.A. Ducker)? I remember that user last year on the Reception Wikis where he used sockpuppets like Scoredskull and Dream Blazer to leave such horrific comments and edit summaries that were full of profanity and threats against other users. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 06:07, 7 April 2023 (UTC)
That might be it. Collei (talk) (contribs) 06:22, 7 April 2023 (UTC)
Whatever else they may be as I do not have the direct evidence to say, NinteenRightyFourNinteen is clearly vandalism only in nature and has been  locked as such. --Raidarr (talk) 08:30, 7 April 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. SuperStreetKombat (talk) 18:37, 7 April 2023 (UTC)

DJS Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I would like to show the contributors of a page on the footer. Thank you -- Bukkit[cetacean needed] 22:07, 9 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:13, 10 April 2023 (UTC)

The Deck

Status:  Not done
@Synonym: What exactly do you request? That it be disabled? If you ask for it to be enabled then read the notice at the top of all wiki pages on your wiki where it states that Cargo was disabled because of a security vulnerability. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:57, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
I don't see that notification. Is there something specifically wrong with how we are using it or is it no longer available? Synonym (talk) 03:17, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Perhaps you have disabled global notices which is why you don't see that. Please see Tech:SRE noticeboard#Cargo disabled for more info. We hope to have it back soon. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:18, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for filling me in. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please go ahead and mark this as done or denied whichever suits the disposition best. Synonym (talk) 03:22, 10 April 2023 (UTC)

Twisted Wonderland Unofficial English Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): With Cargo disabled indefinitely till further notice, we are considering using Semantic MediaWiki as a workaround to get some of our tables functioning Xnotyuki (talk) 06:34, 11 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:18, 12 April 2023 (UTC)

sagan4alpha and sagan4beta

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): We're tired of Cargo and have lost confidence in it due to repeated security concerns. As a project with a small team of artists (not programmers) expected to still be around a decade from now, we also think that a decade down the line, we're probably more likely to have people who can learn SMW because it's a natural extension of familiar wiki markup, whereas Cargo is quite literally inline SQL. Disgustedorite (talk) 13:55, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:14, 12 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  In progress
  • Reason(s): I'm requesting a dormancy policy exemption for my wiki to prevent closure in case of no edits. I think its content is substantial, and it receives about 700 unique visitors per month. Dimpizzy (talk) 14:09, 30 March 2023 (UTC)
@Dimpizzy: Is there a real chance that there will be a period of no edits in the future? We usually don't exempt wikis that are currently being actively edited (exceptions can be made if needed however). Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:11, 31 March 2023 (UTC)
Oh I'm not sure if it will stop being edited, this was kind of as a just in case, but I can just request this again if the need actually arises. Dimpizzy (talk) 21:46, 31 March 2023 (UTC)

Possible CoC violation?

Good evening Miraheze stewards. I am here to report a page on the Horrible Music Wiki about their page on "Toxic fandoms and hatedoms" and as far as I'm aware, Miraheze doesn't allow any (negative) content related to various groups on the internet (including Fandoms and Hatedoms). If this page is a violation, then I request to delete it but if it's not, then leave it be. Snorunt (talk) 23:18, 14 March 2023 (UTC)

While negative content related to internet groups have caused problems in the past (in fact, several wikis focusing entirely on such content were closed a couple of years ago), that doesn't mean that the concept of such content is prohibited. However, the page linked only has 4 references for many claims, which seems like a Content Policy violation (the several policies regarding user conduct, most notably the Global Conduct Policy, formerly just the Code of Conduct, concern user behavior, not wiki content). Tali64³ (talk) 01:51, 15 March 2023 (UTC)
I think that the wiki itself should be deleted, like all those other reception wikis. Buzzfan120 (talk) 22:47, 22 March 2023 (UTC)
Qualitipedia in its original form (the eight reception wikis covering four different subjects) was closed following a community vote (it was revived as New Qualitipedia); just because those wikis closed doesn't mean that the other reception wikis should close. Tali64³ (talk) 00:58, 23 March 2023 (UTC)
Strictly speaking, 'negative content' is not disallowed. That's a Fandom thing. Tali is correct that a) this is not a 'code of conduct' issue and b) the basis for requesting deletion of the wiki is not correct.
I have a line of contact with the wiki operator. I'm not a fan of intervening formally here unless the issue is more pronounced, but I'll bring it up with them and my colleagues to see what should be done informally (escalating if it goes unresolved). There is a good case here that this article runs afoul of provision 3 in the CP, specifically 'unsubstantiated rumors' (not necessarily insult imo). With this and the below issue, please ping me if there is no progress within a week. --Raidarr (talk) 09:01, 4 April 2023 (UTC)

Valiant Cinematic Universe Wiki

Status:  Done


Never mind, I am stepping down, due to lack of inactivity on this Wiki. Thank you. Commetia/Kazakhar (talk/Contact) 15:33, 17 April 2023 (UTC) I know, I know, when I requested for the Cosmos Skin to be enabled, I said I did not want to take over the Wiki, but when I took more time on it, I have found that it needs some major help. Also, most of the pages don't have anything on them. This Wiki needs help! The Bureaucrat has only made 17 edits, and there has been no activity for over 45 days. (There was the "Inactive Wiki" banner) I AM IN YOUR CLOSET HAHA (Secrets of all WIKISS) 22:15, 1 April 2023 (UTC)

@Commetia: Please add your requests to the bottom of the section or else we won't see them. Requests on the top are assumed to be completed. Now, I'm guessing you seek administrator on this wiki, right? If so, please follow the Local elections guideline. Agent Isai Talk to me! 13:30, 4 April 2023 (UTC)
(Sorry for the late reply) Either one will do. I have put up an election for Admin, but since the Bureaucrat only has 17 edits, I'll take Bureaucrat permissions if it is necessary. Commetia/Kazakhar (talk/Contact) 22:01, 12 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done

I'm calling a stewards: @Agent Isai: @Reception123:

So the day has finally arrived, today I am officially announcing my departure from Miraheze after one year and three months on this farm. I remember I used to have a lot of fun creating and editing pages here, but this farm has deteriorated significantly and started to set rules that I didn't like at all and also lost interest because I feel like I don't have much to do here anymore . For this reason, I am severing all ties with this farm and my era of operation here has just come to an end.

It's hard to believe, but this is where I started all my editing activities, which I've been doing for over a year, but speaking of history, I first joined Crappy Games Wiki on January 7 last year as a totally inexperienced user who made poor edits just like everyone else and created tiny pages, but with time I started to work better and created a Qualitipedia version of this farm at the end of existence and even became a moderator on CGW and AGW and an administrator on TNRW, so I achieved great success and managed to create 2 wikis here, all of which are closed.

Thank you all for being with me all this time together, but I have decided to finally end it, and I have one request for the stewards, could you globally ban this account and delete all pages related to this account? I have no intention of returning here at least in the near future, if not at all, because I no longer feel satisfied here. I will still be active on Telepedia so you can still contact me there. Szczypak64 (talk) 11:08, 10 April 2023 (UTC)

 Locked Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:33, 11 April 2023 (UTC)


As the prior bureaucrat went innactive on the wiki leading it to close months ago, I stepped up and reopened it, and now need to have the ability to moderate it. My minecraft server has hundreds of players, and has been vandalised many times over the past few days by players who have been banned from the server. We have had a vote in the wikis discussion page, with a clear outcome, so I would like to be promoted to bureaucrat and the prior innactive bureaucrat (Yeeterwtf) be demoted, as they were also banned from the community due to threats of doxxing months ago. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheMisterEpic (talkcontribs) 03:09, 10 April 2023 (UTC)

@TheMisterEpic: Thank you for alerting us to this local election. Once the 7 day voting period is done, we'll check in on this election. As stated previously on Discord, you don't need people to vote in your election anyhow so most of the votes from new users are procedurally invalid and won't be taken into account so please don't try to get people from your Discord or MC server to vote if they're not wiki editors, it should be smooth sailing for the most part and this is really just a formality. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:09, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Everyone who edits the wiki is from my discord, thats how they found out about it because I told them there. There is not a single wiki editor or user that is not from my servers discord, and like I mentioned to you in the miraheze discord, my players don't know what an election is or where to vote, so I had to tell them in the discord how it works. TheMisterEpic (talk) 03:13, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Hi, it has been about 7 days now, are there any updates? TheMisterEpic (talk) 05:27, 16 April 2023 (UTC)
 Appointed. Congratulations and happy editing! Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:51, 17 April 2023 (UTC)


"I accidentally deleted the bureaucrats group and I want to regain access. Thanks

@Benficawiki:  Fixed. --Raidarr (talk) 20:21, 19 April 2023 (UTC)


Since the main bureaucrat is not as active anymore and I am a semi-regular active user I would like to request an administrator role to make changes to the wiki as necessary. Icupanon (talk) 21:43, 18 April 2023 (UTC)

I am Grassstains, the only active administrator on the infinitycup wiki, and I would like to request Icupanon be given bureaucrat role, so that they can assign other roles to important maintainers as required. Grassstains (talk) 00:30, 19 April 2023 (UTC)
(Non-steward comment) To be promoted, there usually has to be a local election. Has any election taken place? Globe (talk) 22:27, 19 April 2023 (UTC)
@Globe: A local election would typically/previously be necessary. However, following a recently passed RfC, a provision officially exists to allow appointment in cases where a community is not present. In this case there is exactly one other member of the community who can comment (with any recent activity), a strongly established local sysop. In this circumstance I believe it is fair to give Icupanon full administrator and bureaucrat access outright to maintain the wiki with the understanding that the wiki's scope as requested will continue. I have now  done so. --Raidarr (talk) 02:25, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
Makes sense. Thanks for informing me @Raidarr. Globe (talk) 14:56, 20 April 2023 (UTC)


This was the original creator of the wiki, prior to it becoming deleted. This user was permanently banned from the minecraft server due to threats of doxxing, and is no longer part of the community. As such, I would like to request that this user has the bureaucrat role taken away from them, as they are also no longer active.

Also, I think I may have accidentally messed up the removal instructions, I apologise for that I tried to fix it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheMisterEpic (talkcontribs)

I've fixed your request for you. When filling in the request template, make sure to remove the markup notating comments (<!-- -->) whenever appropriate. Additionally, whenever you sign with four tildes (~~~~), go into the source editor and make sure there aren't (<nowiki>) tags surrounding them. You can switch editors by clicking the pencil icon in the top-right corner of the editor. Tali64³ (talk) 11:00, 5 April 2023 (UTC)
Please see Local elections, since this user is the local bureaucrat there would probably have to be someone to take their place. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:11, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done given the rationale and other context subsequent to the requestor's successful local election. --Raidarr (talk) 20:11, 19 April 2023 (UTC)


I only temp ranked him to change the wiki's stuff like skins and such, but recently, he started ranking random members including indef blocking and ranking a steward-blocked user to bureaucrat. I have no idea what his intent was but I know I can't have it on the wiki. Please rank all ranked users in the scenario back to their original user ranks (as well as changing the blocked user back to his original block expiration). Update: the list of people who still have their rights from the incident are as follows: KirbyYesSaltCoverNo (who I suspect could be an alt, might have to run a checkuser)


Muhammad Alfarezal the 20th Century Fox



Reception123 (who was already Steward so idk why he got ranked to admin)


and Celobu (who is probably an alt of Drive)

Charlie Fiddlesticks (talk) 03:18, 9 April 2023 (UTC)

 Done, as requested, as the local appointment was evidently temporary and as you had only promoted them to bureaucrat, no interface-admin or sysop. Please be careful when granting bureaucrat. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:15, 9 April 2023 (UTC)
I will Charlie Fiddlesticks (talk) 11:40, 9 April 2023 (UTC)

JonOS Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I want to delete this wiki as well, because, again, not only it is inactive (already), but because I wasn't meant to do it. LaniP (talk) 21:46, 21 April 2023 (UTC)

@LaniP:  deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 23:10, 21 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): I want to delete this wiki, because not only it is inactive (already), but because I wasn't meant to do it. LaniP (talk) 21:46, 21 April 2023 (UTC)

@LaniP:  deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 23:10, 21 April 2023 (UTC)

American Rails Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): Unfortunately I've run into some licensing issues with the media I wanted to use for this site (the copyright holders aren't willing to grant permission for reuse in a wiki environment), so I'm going to have to pull the plug on this idea. I'm thinking I may step back into the community volunteer role sooner rather than later instead. – AmandaCath (talk) 01:39, 19 April 2023 (UTC)
    @Amanda Catherine:  Done, as requested Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:45, 19 April 2023 (UTC)

Liberty Center School

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): Owner request Globe (talk) 19:30, 19 April 2023 (UTC)
 Deleted --Raidarr (talk) 20:05, 19 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): Due to Cargo's security issue, I'd like to have SMW replace some of its functionality. chaotic (talk) 21:35, 8 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 19:08, 9 April 2023 (UTC)
Moving status back to in progress since it seems like the SMW setup script wasn't run, causing 503s. chaotic (talk) 14:25, 11 April 2023 (UTC)
Remarked as done per confirmation on Discord that the script was run. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:54, 13 April 2023 (UTC)

Tali64's Wiki

Status:  Not done
  • Reason(s): This is my personal wiki that I don't regularly edit, and I don't want it to be closed whenever I go a long time without editing it. I'm also planning to make it publicly viewable whenever it reaches 50 pages, so I'd like to know whether a Dormancy Policy exemption is possible in that case. Tali64³ (talk) 17:25, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Hello Tali64³, after looking at this request I am reluctant to authorize an exemption. There's three main paths an exemption is justified; it has a distinct audience ("the wiki is read"), it is fairly content-complete, and/or it is subject to distinct seasonal editing. This is a rephrased version of what the Dormancy Policy indicates. The trouble (and I say this without compromising the privacy of your wiki, part of why I started this in DM first) is that I don't think any of these persuasively apply. The wiki has no audience as it is private; it is not at all content-complete as it has many stubs or otherwise short pages (some interesting stuff don't get me wrong, but weak to justify from a content basis) and it doesn't seem there is an immediate need or real chance that the wiki will be neglected in the near future. What I'd suggest is holding off on this until a more distinct need arises, ie, a temporary exemption based on circumstances that will take you away longer than the ~2 month period before closure. Let me know if you want to hold off, to avoid requesting for now, or if you want me to solicit another Steward to comment (the standard is not unified though it arguably should be). I could review a different pitch but as presented I don't feel the basis of need is met.--Raidarr (talk) 21:29, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
After thinking about it some more, I'd like to withdraw this request. The concerns you present are reasonable, though a majority of pages on the wiki are over 1,000 bytes, so it's not exactly full of stubs. The only issue remaining now is whether it's acceptable for me to make the wiki public once it reaches 50 pages (I'd initially intended for the wiki to be publicly accessible, but a wiki creator approved it as a private wiki); it could be considered a scope change, which requires approval from Stewards to be able to be performed (although it's a minor change, so it'd probably be fine). Tali64³ (talk) 21:55, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
As a Steward I have no issue with your wiki being publicly visible and I approve such a change in advance. Otherwise,  Not done per discussion and withdrawal. --Raidarr (talk) 23:09, 20 April 2023 (UTC)

Lostech Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): This wiki already had the dormant policy exception. it was approved, you can use meta search. The exception was "revoked" only by the error in which the database cluster failure deleted the wiki (as all in that particular server), and thus, when restored, the wiki options were reset to default (unchecked). The exception is because this is a read-only wiki about a corporate game lore and rules which stay basically unchanged for decades, thus remains in reference even without "new content". See NimoStar (talk) 04:06, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:49, 17 April 2023 (UTC)

Twisted Wonderland Wiki

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): We earlier requested for Semantic MediaWiki to be added to the Wiki as we had heard that it can perform similar functions to Cargo when it was down. After some experimenting, we found that it's a hassle to get Semantic MediaWiki to work. Now that Cargo has been reenabled we would like to have it back. We apologise for the inconvenience this decision might have caused and thank you. Xnotyuki (talk) 00:13, 17 April 2023 (UTC)
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:45, 17 April 2023 (UTC)

Violations of Mirahaze policy regarding unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people (PixelPlace Wiki)

Hello stewards! Today I came across a wiki called the PixelPlace Wiki, which generally seems to be filled with spam pages, lots of insults and even in some cases sexual content:

Examples: Henix55 (talk) 19:52, 4 April 2023 (UTC)

The content policy does not forbid sexual content, though it does place regulations on it. The Terms of Use also forbid child pornography. However, I feel that it is very likely that the others could be a violation (though I am not a Steward). Did you get in touch with the wiki's local administration? Collei (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 8 April 2023 (UTC)
@Henix55: You may not have seen my reply, so I am pinging you. Collei (talk) (contribs) 03:20, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
I have warned this wiki's bureaucrat and will check-in in 3 days to verify these pages were removed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:10, 17 April 2023 (UTC)
@Agent Isai The pages have been  removed. Globe (talk) 19:34, 19 April 2023 (UTC)

Wiki repair request

Hi, Meta admins! I'd like to start this request with the stuff that happened on the Mushimoon wiki. I tried to make a new design for the wiki, I accidentally made an oddity. My wiki no longer has the Desktop button and does not go to make the changes properly. I have two buttons, the login, the menu is different. I ask you to repair it and bring it to its original state on April 7, 2023 the day my wiki was created. I can't fix it because I don't have the experience and I think you guys will do better than I do as you are more here. Thank you! Best20 (talk) 12:12, 10 April 2023 (UTC)

Procedural note, this appears to have been raised and is in progress on Phabricator. --Raidarr (talk) 20:02, 19 April 2023 (UTC)

I can't log in to my The Super MarioBobFan Bros. Movie account.

I changed my password after way long failed attempts of trying to long in today. I changed my password but I can't log in on my computer and yet I managed to log in on my phone. What can I do? I need to fix. 21:07, 16 April 2023 (UTC)

Try the following: clear your browser's cookies, login using an incognito window, logout in that window, close it, and then log in normally. -- Void Whispers 23:12, 16 April 2023 (UTC)

Local roles

I'm having trouble assigning myself custom roles on my wiki Look at your ceiling 01:49, 17 April 2023 (UTC)

It sounds like you need to set up who can grant the custom roles. Tp give those rights to a role you already have, navigate the Special:ManageWiki/permissions page for your wiki and select the role that should be able to grant your custom roles. Switch to the 'Group Assignments' tab, and ensure that the 'can add to others' box is checked for each of the custom roles you want to be able to grant. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:05, 17 April 2023 (UTC)
I tried that and it didn't work Look at your ceiling 22:06, 17 April 2023 (UTC)

Admin and bureaucrat rights for Podpedia

Hello, I am CoolieCoolster but on my new account CoolieCoolster1. For context, I used to be an administrator on Podpedia (a wiki about podcasts) on my old account, I've lost interest on the wiki a few years ago, but now I am back. I am unable to recover my old account, and Podpedia currently has no active administrator, so what I would like to do is adopt the wiki, which is basically retrieving bureacrat and admin rights on an inactive wiki with no active admins or bureaucrats. The wiki is also generally inactive and has most of its recent changes being user account creations/welcome messages, so nothing much. I hope I could adopt the wiki, and thanks!

CoolieCoolster1 (talk) 08:40, 22 April 2023 (UTC)

 Rejected as as impersonation and usurpation attempt. --Raidarr (talk) 09:26, 22 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • Steward (talk • contribs • block • CA • lwcheckuser)
    I created the account as an alternate account for testing. I then realized it is a blatant violation of our username policy. Globe (talk) 19:23, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
 Addressed, thank you for your candor. It's not the worst name (the word does have valid general use) but it can obviously be quite misleading on Miraheze... --Raidarr (talk) 22:49, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Starfleet Logistics Wiki

Status:  In progress
  • Reason(s): The default limit for expensive parser function calls on my wiki Starfleet Logistics, is set to 99, and altering the $wgExpensiveParserFunctionLimit in the “Manage this wiki's additional settings” page(s) requires: Permissions - managewiki-restricted. Is there any way I could get the limit on my wiki raised to over 500 or higher? A couple of the templates and Lua modules in some of the templates I have ported over from Wikipedia are currently returning "too many expensive function calls." errors. Thanks in advance. – Mitchell Gore (talk) 23:14, 1 March 2023 (UTC)
  • 500 is a little too high of a burden on our servers. Would 150 be okay? Per what I see, Wikipedia templates should not be using more expensive parser functions than that. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:48, 2 March 2023
    If 150 will resolve the issue, that might be worth trying. When I ported over some of these same templates form Wikipedia into my other wiki, I had to have the parser function limit increased to 200, and some still errored out. – Mitchell Gore (talk) 23:22, 11 April 2023 (UTC)
    @Mitchell Gore: What templates are you using, if I may ask? Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:02, 13 April 2023 (UTC)
    It is some of the progress functionality within the “Template:Clean-up categories from year”, as well as “Template:Clean-up categories progress”, “Template:Category as of”, “Template:Backlog status”, “Template:Articles needing cleanup progress”, “Template:Articles containing potentially dated statements progress”, “Template:Navseasoncats”, “Template:Merge progress”, “Template:Progress box” and “Template:Weasel progress”.
    They all return a “Lua error: too many expensive function calls.” error, and are direct porting over of those templates from Wikipedia. – Mitchell Gore (talk) 03:23, 14 April 2023 (UTC)


Thanks for the report. While I will be running checkusers as well, due to the persistent nature of spambots, there is generally no need to create individual checkuser requests on SN as if everyone were to do so it this page would probably be 20 times larger. We have taken some measures to address the spambot issue but unfortunately it is very difficult to do so. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:06, 27 March 2023 (UTC)
To @Redmin: Maybe you might consider giving the Moderation extension a try at some point. Two of Miraheze's largest outlets (AVID and All the Tropes) have recently begun to swear by it. --Routhwick (talk) 11:22, 27 March 2023 (UTC)
@Reception123: Thank you for looking into this. I totally agree with you that local admins flooding this page with CU requests is far from ideal but with the recent uptick, it might just help the global community if it led to enough IP ranges being globally blocked. What alternative do you have in mind?
@Routhwick: I did try using the Moderation extension when some edits had managed to go through the abuse filters previously but it led to a lot of confusion among community members. The alternative, albeit imperfect, is creating local abuse filters for edits that do not get picked up by the global ones, which is what we have been doing for some time. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 16:24, 27 March 2023 (UTC)
@Reception123: Please respond. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 17:14, 15 April 2023 (UTC)
As I indicated before, spambots tripping abuse filters and actually editing is extremely rare. As such, while it can be useful to CU and block spambot IPs it's not urgent or a priority. I will try to get to it when time allows. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:17, 15 April 2023 (UTC)
What would be the correct venue for requests like this though? Also, I thought you already completed this? Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 16:45, 17 April 2023 (UTC)


Additionally they are blocked on the Loathsome Characters wiki for being alts of JimFrank, so the accounts are trying to confirm themselves on the sister wiki to possibly bypass the ban of JimFrank (If he ends up blocked in the future) BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 18:46, 28 March 2023 (UTC)
Any updates? BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 19:51, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
? BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 19:06, 31 March 2023 (UTC)
It would be helpful to include links to similar edits, as I'm not really familiar with JimFrank. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:44, 5 April 2023 (UTC)
Notice the same emoji, and all caps titles. BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 12:25, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Forgot about DodgeRamFan06, in which shows the same emoji and all caps revision: BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 14:12, 10 April 2023 (UTC)
Update? BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 18:02, 12 April 2023 (UTC)
? BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 12:12, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
I can't promise immediate progress on this but I will say that depending on the conclusion of my RfS or the availability of a current Steward, this will (soon) be addressed as it's on radar. There's just nobody with the appropriate access who's had a spare moment for this yet. It will/should be considered alongside the request made for Incredible Characters Wiki. --Raidarr (talk) 22:52, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
Alright, but I am wondering if there's an update now. BlastoiseTheWikiEditor (talk) 18:45, 19 April 2023 (UTC)
I have looked into this following the completion of my RfS, and it's pretty dang clear without even CU that Daniewwwwwwaaaa4 and DodgeRamFan06 are indeed JimFrank. It's a strange case because Jim is not blocked so there is no evasion, and while his overuse of all caps is unconstructive it is not a global issue. In other words I do not see the abuse, aside from what could be characterized as a deceptive attempt to secure multiple confirmed accounts for no good reason. I am inclined to take no action here and just make a note of it, though the wiki is at liberty to block these alts as unconstructive. I encourage reporting if these or other accounts are made to circumvent a block going forward. I've inquired about these accounts to him locally. --Raidarr (talk) 19:42, 19 April 2023 (UTC)

Sockpuppet alert on Incredible Characters Wiki

For the past week or so, the Incredible Characters Wiki (of which I am an admin), has been intermittently met with vandalism from this user. This seems to be the main account, after they were blocked they made sock accounts by the names of,,Everythingisup, and I assume they all have the same IP address, and as such, said IP address should be blocked. CrazySpruiker2001 (talk) 21:22, 13 April 2023 (UTC)

Geez, when will this vandalizer leave this wiki alone?! They need to get a life. ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 21:33, 13 April 2023 (UTC)
He struck again, this time as CrazySpruiker2001 (talk) 23:09, 13 April 2023 (UTC)
That is just great. We need the stewards to lock these accounts! ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 02:15, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
What's needed is a CU dive to root these accounts out a little more lastingly. The connection is obvious and needs to be 'salted'. I've honestly deferred on this issue until that can be done or I get the means to do so myself again. --Raidarr (talk) 08:29, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
I can make you an admin again if you like. CrazySpruiker2001 (talk) 11:39, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
I've created an abuse filter that should hopefully stop this vandal from doing any more damage. Tali64³ (talk) 12:08, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
The only extra right needed in this case is CheckUser, to investigate the origins and deal with them. If Tali's abuse filter is effective however, it would only be a supplement. I'd thought that an abuse filter could be a nice way to further handle it considering the predictable nature of the vandalism, thanks Tali for pursuing it. --Raidarr (talk) 21:53, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
 Taken care of, on top of Tali's abuse filter. --Raidarr (talk) 19:55, 19 April 2023 (UTC)

Worm OCs

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): No longer in use Paiges (talk) 00:03, 22 April 2023 (UTC)

@Paiges:  deleted. --Raidarr (talk) 00:10, 22 April 2023 (UTC)

Violation of miraheze policy? (Wikiyri)

Hello stewards! I just noticed that Wikiyri is asking money to create a new article on their site. Is it within the miraheze scope?

Moreover, these sites are using to spread hate. See this page. Translation– "Charles Darwin was a self-proclaimed ape-child and mentally retarded." Yahya (talk) 05:34, 29 March 2023 (UTC)

This is likely a Content Policy violation if anything. Firstly, re the hate comments, it could theoretically fall under Article III of the CP, but it's borderline and the whole "self-proclaimed" bit makes it harder. As for the money aspect, this could theoretically apply to Article I if a) it's permanent and b) it's mandatory in order to create a page. It's borderline in my opinion, but the $ for pages is likely a violation in my eyes. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 05:49, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
That unfunny and somewhat offensive (using "mentally retarded" as an insult) article about Charles Darwin also doesn't match up with the comment they left at the wiki request: "Articles should have an encyclopedic style with a formal tone instead of essay-like, argumentative, promotional or opinionated writing". So much for that. OrangeStar (talk) 09:19, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
In that case, it is very much a violation. Recommend Stewards take action. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 14:24, 29 March 2023 (UTC)
This wiki does not violate Article I, even in the spirit that Brandon suggests. I think asking for money to make pages is against the spirit of the platform, but it's not explicitly disallowed. However the content linked does not represent the wiki scope the requestor went into length about, and the wiki request sets off red flags for me on its own. I'll put it on my list and either handle it myself later if possible or present conclusions to a Steward, but I'll need to review with a translator. --Raidarr (talk) 08:44, 4 April 2023 (UTC)
Using Miraheze for commerce is a violation of our policies and these wikis have been removed. Thank you for your report. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:11, 17 April 2023 (UTC)
@Yahya You are doing a good job. But be careful, it's impossible for a mosquito like you to try to deprivation the YRI's projects. ARYAN CHOWDHURY (talk) 07:49, 20 April 2023 (UTC)

@SORIF B. MAHMUD, Zamil, and Rita Ora Syra: this is the discussion that prompted wiki closure. I have undeleted the wikis temporarily so the contents may be recovered. Please discuss the closure here, if you wish. --Raidarr (talk) 13:16, 19 April 2023 (UTC)

@SORIF B. MAHMUD, He passed away. Currently I am the CEO of Wikiyri.
@Zamil & @Rita Ora Syra, We apologize for their bad behavior. We will be eternally grateful for that you gave us an opportunity to collect DataDump backups. Know that Muslims are not ungrateful.
You can refuse to provide backups of DataDumps if you want, but you don't. It was your greatness. But unfortunately you didn't believe us. It is disrespectful to us. We never accept payment for our services. Still, he slandered us a lot. Shame! Shame! Shame! Please check these links and Translate and read. Thank You. ARYAN CHOWDHURY (talk) 07:34, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
Why we can't added the link? ARYAN CHOWDHURY (talk) 07:37, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
I'm not really sure what the request is here, but you are now able to collect your backups. I would also caution against calling anyone a mosquito, as in the incorrect context could be a violation of the Global Conduct Policy. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:01, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
@Raidarr & @BrandonWM, We do not agree to collect backups, where we are being discredited. Close the wiki permanently. We don't want to implement the wiki project at your mercy. Rest assured we will not implement this project again. Thanks. ARYAN CHOWDHURY (talk) 04:12, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
Very well, the wikis are now removed. My apologies for the circumstances. --Raidarr (talk) 09:41, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure what the request is, though based on the initial link above it is quite evident that page creation was being sold. If you are having trouble getting the datadumps, I can link them directly for you. --Raidarr (talk) 18:42, 20 April 2023 (UTC)

Vanish Request

Status:  Done
  • name hidden (talk • contribs • block • CA • lwcheckuser)
    I'm not active in Miraheze and I don't plan to be active anytime soon. I like Miraheze itself, but it's not for me since I wasn't publishing content on Miraheze. I would like to have my account vanished. Jool the planet (talk) 03:59, 24 April 2023 (UTC)

Sahp Tsal@Wikilouco

Vandal is  locked and mopped. This seems to be one-off but let us know if the issue is recurring. --Raidarr (talk) 15:09, 1 May 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done

Inappropriate Username

Status:  Not done
  • name hidden (talk • contribs • block • CA • lwcheckuser)
    Egregiously inappropriate username, for reasons that I hope are obvious. – AmandaCath (talk) 01:36, 25 April 2023 (UTC)
    While we may personally dislike the username I don't feel like it meets the threshold of the Username Policy, especially if not accompanied by any edits that may indicate trolling or inappropriate behavior. --Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:32, 28 April 2023 (UTC)
    @Reception123: You do realize that this is slandering a living person, right? Genuine question, as I do recognize large numbers of folks here are from Europe so may not fully understand the connotations. Equating w:Barack Obama with w:Osama bin Laden, as this is clearly doing, is pretty much a textbook definition of racism and libel. – AmandaCath (talk) 23:47, 28 April 2023 (UTC)
    A comparison of Obama to Osama Bin Laden is offensive (and, in my opinion, incorrect), yes, but not a statement of fact, so it's not libel. Collei (talk) (contribs) 04:35, 1 May 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
  • scrhater (talk • contribs • block • CA • lwcheckuser)
    I am planning to never edit any wikis again including fandom wiki and only use wiki platform for reading and will never create a new wiki account ever again.
    Locked per implied intention based on templates used... --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:27, 7 May 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done
Please go to to request vanishing. Collei (talk) (contribs) 04:36, 1 May 2023 (UTC)
Collei, the SN is the correct place to request (reversible) vanishes, please do not redirect users in this way unless they're specifically requesting a permanent vanish. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:44, 2 May 2023 (UTC)


I created the wiki and I'm pretty sure I'm the only user, but despite this I do not have any kind of rights aside from being in the Users groups. It probably complicates things that I put off filling out the wiki until later due to health issues, and when I came back I found it locked. As such, I haven't made any actual edits yet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shinoone (talkcontribs) 08:42, 24 April 2023 (UTC)

@Shinoone:  Done -- Void Whispers 02:59, 29 April 2023 (UTC)


Could I please become bureaucrat on this wiki? I am already an administrator, so I'm not sure if I still have to hold a local election or what. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 01:48, 25 April 2023 (UTC)

@Money12123: Yes, a new local election would be required. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:00, 25 April 2023 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Okay, I've started a local election. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 01:33, 1 May 2023 (UTC)


After Amazing YouTubers Wiki was placed under conservatorship due to issues with the previous administration, I started a local election to gain bureaucrat rights. It has now been 5 days since then, and I'm requesting that a Steward assess the election. Tali64³ (talk) 01:02, 30 April 2023 (UTC)

I don't see much more input coming in and both you and Bukkit appear to be uncontroversial candidates, as well as have an idea of where to go forward and avoid the issues that lead to the conservatorship. Both local elections are now  complete. --Raidarr (talk) 15:21, 30 April 2023 (UTC)


Accidentaly removed own permissions/bureaucrat rights, kindly requesting re-addition, thank you. Dasing47 (talk) 18:04, 5 May 2023‎ (UTC)

@Dasing47:  group restored. Remember to have managewiki in another group you're in if you want to trim the bureaucrat function. --Raidarr (talk) 21:37, 5 May 2023 (UTC)


Someone did actually make a wiki for the game ages ago, idk who. Then it got closed due to being inactive and then i wanted to get the subdomain, and access to it but it was taken even tho it was closed, so i reopened it but no one is active on it, and has mostly auto generated pages so i want permissions for the wiki. Sebbog (talk) 04:02, 23 April 2023 (UTC)

Please setup the election and ping us in 5-7 days. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:13, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
thought this was the election Sebbog (talk) 15:51, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
@Sebbog: an election is posted local to the wiki, see this article. Posting here would be notifying us that it started/exists, and we can check again to see where it's at in the 5-7 days Agent mentioned. Feel free to inquire if a step in this is unclear, I can also set up a sitenotice for visiblity. --Raidarr (talk) 23:00, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
If I may, there is no community to approve/deny this user. The only edits in the last 30 days are from @Sebbog. Globe - (TalkContributionsCA) 23:04, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
yeah thats what i thought about too so cant really get permissions i guess Sebbog (talk) 02:39, 29 April 2023 (UTC)
A local election is a formality to ensure nobody has concerns who may be interested. That said, if no community exists, I can see if the circumstances are uncontroversial enough to perform an appointment until a community is formed. --Raidarr (talk) 20:45, 29 April 2023 (UTC)
okay then just delete the wiki because no community is gonna form Sebbog (talk) 20:57, 29 April 2023 (UTC)
I was saying that you would be appointed to the permissions in a way that would be valid until your position there is stronger or you are able to make them permanent once a community does form, not that one has to form before this arrangement is made. The trick here is that platform policy only provides me to appoint you on a 'temporary until a community forms and ratifies you' basis, but that doesn't mean I can't give you rights in a way that will hold unless issues came up. It's already archived, but this arrangement has been made before in this section. --Raidarr (talk) 15:34, 30 April 2023 (UTC)
yeah idk Sebbog (talk) 23:13, 2 May 2023 (UTC)
As an election has not been started and the user who requested the wiki to be re-opened now requests it to be deleted, I think this request can be marked as not done. Globe - (TalkContributionsCA) 12:09, 8 May 2023 (UTC)


A past member of our community, Cotote, has been banned due to manipulating underage people into doing his biddings as well as encouraging racism and other forms of hate speech. He has a bureaucrat role on our wiki and myself and TK would like to request a unbureaucrat proccess so we can remove him from the wiki. Me and TK did an election on the community server where people there voted for us to let him be or let us take the wiki entirely and request his removal from the wiki as you can see in an above posted link. As you can see, the results were in our favor and people are more than happy for us to request the unbureaucrat proccess of Cotote I should also mention that User:TK and myself already have the bureaucrat role and I am the owner of this community. Apart from him doing all those horrible stuff, we are also scared that he may alter with the wiki in a way that we don't find acceptable.

After looking into this including the local wiki and tightly connected Discord community, with the falling out having taken place on multiple platforms, this has been  Done as Cotote has clearly detached himself from the community and is not able to represent the wiki as a bureaucrat. I factor inactivity into this as well. --Raidarr (talk) 14:02, 26 April 2023 (UTC)

Sinden light gun

Status:  Done
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:47, 3 May 2023 (UTC)

Multiple wikis by 17ademoladav

Status:  Done

17ademoladav (talk) 20:57, 29 April 2023 (UTC)

I have fixed your request and moved it to its correct placement. Tali64³ (talk) 19:36, 5 May 2023 (UTC)
@17ademoladav:  Done. --Raidarr (talk) 21:59, 5 May 2023 (UTC)

Sekaipedia (part 2)

Status:  Done
  • Reason(s): 2 weeks ago, we requested to enable SMW since Cargo was disabled. (This is separate request in order to not change that original one.) We were able to replicate some of the functionality, but lacked some data display customization that Cargo allowed. We'd like to return to Cargo now that's it's enabled again since it worked out better for us. Apologies for any inconvenience. chaotic (talk) 22:51, 23 April 2023 (UTC)

 Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:05, 28 April 2023 (UTC)

Does Miraheze support WP forks?

Would Miraheze support a partial fork of Wikipedia, with all of the licensing requirements etc properly fulfilled? I'm not certain that I'd go ahead with it, but I'm tinkering with the idea of creating a partial WP fork that would only host Wikipedia's Good and Featured articles, and not much else (besides for project space stuff)... in other words, a version of WP that only focuses on the good stuff, and none of the mediocre/bad stuff, and none of the internal project drama. I'd be moving pages with Special:Export/Special:Import, which preserves the entire history for attribution; cut-and-paste moves would not be permitted. Asking here since this relates to Miraheze global policy, at least somewhat. – AmandaCath (talk) 19:13, 21 April 2023 (UTC)

No; direct forks of Wikimedia projects are prohibited by the Content Policy as amended in October 2022. I'd suggest finding another wiki idea that isn't based on copying content from a Wikimedia project. Tali64³ (talk) 19:20, 21 April 2023 (UTC)
We've had many poor experiences with large volumes of content pulled from WP - copyright issues, community/scope issues, taking too much phabricator time issues - that it has not only become a conventional taboo, but as Tali mentions it's hit directly in the Content Policy. There is room for a thought out case to be approved, to overcome this deep set skepticism. I have confidence that you'd probably execute this better than the wikis and requestors usually hit under this clause, and I'm open to hearing a little more about it.
What defines the good and bad stuff - just strictly what is currently in good/featured categories or other standards (more strict interpretation of WP policy perhaps)? How will the standards you would have for this wiki apply to new content people want to post and what measures are you thinking of to stave off inevitable copy and paste straight off Wikipedia or elsewhere (typically with poor or no attribution)? You don't want it but in my experience this will happen and must be prepared for. Wikipedia itself is an example of the difficulty in objective article creation and there are some articles and article types which permanently lend themselves to new project drama when they get attention. I'm curious how this factor would be considered as well. Also, from what I understand 'mirroring' can result in an SEO drop as well, the same content crawled multiple times. I'm asking these things to make it more clear how this wiki would be administered, and to strengthen its case from the start if/when it hits the request queue. This seems to be a very idealist fork of Wikipedia that 'avoids the problems', but these problems have decades of development and the corpses of many more individual initiatives drawn from WP scope can be found on and off Miraheze.
Food for thought, I'll likely direct other Stewards to have a peek at this to see what they think. As much as I'm skeptical of the feasibility, I'm not opposed to a curated, thought-out project that avoids many frustrating errors from past wikis that forked WP literally or in scope. --Raidarr (talk) 09:17, 22 April 2023 (UTC)
At first I would only be doing content that's already in good/featured categories. Any new content that people wanted to write from scratch (i.e. not an import of a preexisting page) would need to meet all of the criteria for a good or featured article on WP, even if there isn't currently a WP article on the subject. Additionally, all content must be sourced. Anything that's completely unsourced will be deleted, regardless of the subject. There will be little to no tolerance for "works in progress" living in the main namespace. Anything that is under construction, still a work in progress, sourced to only unreliable sources, etc. but appears to have potential will be moved to the author's userspace. Even in user space or draft space a potential article that's not being directly imported from WP must have at least one source before being published in any form. Copy-and-paste moves will also be deleted on sight - I intend to have a project page for unprivileged users to request that preexisting WP articles be imported, assuming they meet all of the criteria. Behavioral policies will also be more strictly enforced - I won't have much tolerance for vandalism, edit warring, personal attacks, incivility, or other stuff like that. WP's tendency to not take action until The Four Warnings have been issued will be thrown out the door - at most users will get one written warning before being temporarily blocked or pages being temporarily protected. – AmandaCath (talk) 15:04, 23 April 2023 (UTC)
  • Any further comments on this? – AmandaCath (talk) 16:56, 27 April 2023 (UTC)
    In any case you will have to have an RfC to convince the community to change the current Content Policy ban. My personal opinion is that for an actual WP fork a significant community would be needed to make such a project realistic. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:04, 28 April 2023 (UTC)
    What I heard from peers including above is that the basis must be incredibly strong (many people on board and even more fleshed defined in concept) to be approved on the basis I muse above, or the policy needs to be changed to be more permissive. --Raidarr (talk) 15:37, 30 April 2023 (UTC)


Status:  Done

I am not planning to return miraheze anymore nor have I any new ideas to make wiki. Muffins (talk) 14:56, 3 May 2023 (UTC)

@Muffins: before proceeding with this, do you have any wishes for Web Serial Collection? A choice of new proprietor, allowing it to be adopted by interested users with any conditions, etc? Raidarr (talk) 16:38, 3 May 2023 (UTC)
Someone else can maintain this wiki if they want and do whatever with it without my permission, I don't have the courage/interest to continue or add more things to the wiki anymore. Muffins (talk) 01:27, 4 May 2023 (UTC)
Very well, it is  Done. --Raidarr (talk) 12:14, 4 May 2023 (UTC)

File name protection

I feel like it's only a matter of time before someone replaces File:Hello.jpg with goatse, or uploads it under another name. It would probably be a good idea to partially protect them, to stop vandals. Sheep42 (talk) 14:38, 7 May 2023 (UTC)

This would do nothing to stop all but the most very undetermined of vandals and as you imply 'another name' could be chosen, and it is not sensible to go on a protection spree over one of many hypothetical names for one thing. More useful would be to target the file hash itself, useful against basic reuploads though ineffective against simple editing. That path I leave to a more filter-experienced (and strong of stomach) colleague if they wish to nibble this suggestion. It's also an area where AI could help but that I leave to SRE and I don't imagine they have the manpower or means to pursue that suggestion. --Raidarr (talk) 21:21, 7 May 2023 (UTC)