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We had a small attack of vandalism

We had a small attack of vandalism. Blanking:

and spam from fandom wiki: ip

Check if these attacks are related to each other. I think it's one or two people with FANDOM. I am afraid that during the Christmas break they will want to destroy us... Zel Nonsensopedia

I can verify for 100% those user accounts were created by the very same person. There is no evidence that suggests the user created additional (vandalism-only) accounts. Due to privacy reasons, I cannot go into details regarding the used IP addresses, however, if you are under attack again please let us know so we can take additional measures as necessary. Southparkfan (talk) 14:55, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Interwiki links

I want my own interwiki links of my wiki Gyaanipedia, which is in many languages. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: Could you please list your wikis with interwiki prefixes so that I (or anyone) can work on it?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:46, 20 December 2018 (UTC)


  • gyaanipedia
  • higyaanipedia
  • bngyaanipedia
  • tegyaanipedia
  • tagyaanipedia
  • pugyaanipedia
  • gugyaanipedia
  • mrgyaanipedia
  • mlgyaanipedia
  • bhgyaanipedia
  • maigyaanipedia

I will create more language wikis in future.

@Shaunak Chakraborty: Are you sure you want to use them? They won't work as language interwiki prefixes (language interwiki prefixes should be language codes (such as hi or bn).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 00:39, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

OK I got it then please use these prefixes:-

  • en
  • hi
  • bn
  • te
  • ta
  • pu
  • gu
  • mr
  • ml
  • bh
  • mai

Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

OK, and now it's Yes check.svg Done--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:15, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Templates won't update

To whomever it may concern,

On my wiki the Legion Libraries, templates do not seem to be updating. I am currently making many pages, so I simply wish to be able to see my progress as I do so. If there is a way to fix this, please do as such whenever you can. Many thanks!

-Nicholas Kaos 26 December 2018

Hi, this is an issue that is simply resolved using methods described in w:WP:PURGE. I'm not sure if there is an easy way to automate doing so, but if you need help with any of it, let me know. -- Void Whispers 20:56, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Add interwiki new languages

Please add these new languages in Interwiki

Miraheze wikis

  • as
  • hif
  • commons
  • or

Wikia wikis

Thank you very much Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

OK, I was first asked for it, and want to ask this question. Are there any ways to add lots of interwikis at once (something like nuke or mass rollback), because it will be like dozens of repetitive work and it would be much easier if I could do it mechanically?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:45, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
P.S. And I personally think that ja should be assigned for http://ja.gyaanipedia.wikia.cominstead, ain't I right?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:48, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Comment authority at

Comment authority is disabled at What does this mean?--ウソつき (talk) 07:47, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

I think that's due to update, which also happened in Usopedia. You can fix it from Special:ManageWikiPermissions on your wiki by checking comment and possibly commentlinks if you want to allow users adding links.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:41, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Checkuser on Usopedia

開拓者 has illeagal accounts 灌漑水路 and クールトレイン777. He is very malicious LTA and deploying Probaganda at each other UCP sites. He is LTA:KOSHIN and Usopedia had been manipulate by the same person. Please checkuser and lock these accounts.--ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター (talk) 09:56, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi.I'm cooltrain777,sysop and BC on Usopedia.
ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター was created 開拓者 and 灌漑水路 's block request on Usopedia.And his request reason is LTA:KOSHIN.But,開拓者 and 灌漑水路 and クールトレイン777(me) are Usopedia's sysop and BC.
So,I think,ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター hate us.So,I think he is LTA.So,please checkuser ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター, too.:-) --クールトレイン777 (cooltrain777) ( Userpage / Talk page ) 10:25, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think this CU request made by ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター is merely a harassment against us, without any valid evidences. On the other hand, it might be useful to check ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター, because the user him/herself might be an LTA. I will lock this account for cross-wiki harassing against certain users.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:32, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
CU is inconclusive, there's no obvious connection. -- Void Whispers 19:12, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Checkuser request on suspected accounts

Hi, I'd like to request for checkuser on suspected accounts on Usopedia and Ansaikuropedia. They are:

They have made votes against me within just an hour or so, and their only contribution is this vote on my user subpage (already reverted). .Trashes and Ekusuto1 were created on Ansaikuropedia probably only for this purpose. It's almost obvious that some kind of vandal or LTA is behind this (as these accounts are all listed here), but I wonder who it actually is. Thanks.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 08:52, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

I'll add this account, as s/he seems to know what's inside our abuse filter, which only those who have experienced them would know.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:00, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
The first six accounts are all the same user, and also Special:CentralAuth/ガノニマス・インヴェスティゲイター. User:未来切手 is on a mobile range, and it's difficult to be certain, but it is not related to the other listed accounts at all. -- Void Whispers 17:48, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your reply. 開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 17:50, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Merge users on

First of all, I'll do a lot of requests like this because after moving our wiki from Wikia, users need to get back their accounts but can't sign up with the old user names, so they have to create a temporary account and then merge it with the old. That said, the first request is to merge Special:CentralAuth/Undead Lord with Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord, and than merge it with Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord temporaneo. The final username must be "Revenant Lord".--Wedhro (talk) 17:28, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Also, the following 10 sockpuppets (!) need to be merged together...

And then the final merge with Special:CentralAuth/Treffo, which is the definitive user name. Happy new year!--Wedhro (talk) 20:30, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi, it appears that the first global merge has failed. I've filed T3947, so that it can be investigated when sysadmins are available. I will be performing more tests on merging accounts once I get more information, and only then will I attempt to merge another user. -- Void Whispers 05:42, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Main Page mobile

Can anyone please tell me that how I can create a mobile main page of my wiki which is different from the desktop page. Thank you. My wiki Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: It is possible, but we do not currently have the extension installed. I have created a task on Phabricator for an extension to be reviewed for this purpose. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:35, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Add interwiki new languages

Please add these new languages in Interwiki  

  • hif
  • as
  • or
  • sa
  • commons
  • meta

Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

@Shaunak Chakraborty: OK, I've done with the four language code requests above (only on the English Gyaanpedia. Since the work we need to do per your request is increasing in a quadratic manner, I will nominate you as an interwiki admin on January 5th, and also hope that you do it by yourself if it successes).
However, for meta and commons, are you sure you want to use them, since it will overwrite the global interwiki prefixes currently assigned to Miraheze meta and Miraheze commons?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:18, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
@開拓者:Yes I am sure for meta and commons. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
OK, it's done on English Gyaanipedia.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:01, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Permission error on new wiki

Hello, I don't think I've received admin/bureaucrat permissions for the wiki I requested earlier today: It looks like there might have been a similar issue with new wikis on Dec 20th, though I'm new to using mediawiki and might have missed something obvious. Thanks for your help. Aclapper (talk) 21:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, user "Hearth to matilda" has the admin/bureaucrat rights. See Paladox (talk) 01:23, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
We've resolved the error by deleting the wiki, which was mistakenly created for the wrong user, and recreated it for you. We are currently investigating why the wrong user appears on the wiki request. It appears to be an accidental issue caused by migrating user accounts. -- Void Whispers 03:23, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, that worked. Aclapper (talk) 17:00, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (2)

Now that the issues with user merge seems to be fixed, I remind you I asked for the following mega-merge of 10 sockpuppets:

And then the final merge with Special:CentralAuth/Treffo, which is the definitive user name.
Then the temporary user Special:CentralAuth/TheAlePower_temp needs to get the username and contribs of Special:CentralAuth/TheAlePower.
Anyway I'm not sure how this works, point is: users are creating temporary accounts in order to get back their original accounts, which they can't create because they already exist, so they must be able to log in the old account by using the password/email of the new one. If that's not feasible, tell me how to do it, please.--Wedhro (talk) 08:41, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Also, user Revenant Lord says he can't login after the user merge, with error "Incorrect username or password entered".--Wedhro (talk) 15:31, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
This is what I was afraid of, the extension provides no information on what user information is preserved, but it seems like it isn't what we wanted it to be. I'm going to test what gets saved, before moving forward with the user merges. -- Void Whispers 16:07, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Maybe the old account should be merged into the temporary account (so that the user gets back the contribs and keeps the new password/email), then the temporary account gets renamed as the old one?--Wedhro (talk) 16:10, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
That appears to be how it works. We'll go with that from now on. Is there any reason to merge the accounts for Treffo? As it doesn't appear that a user is getting the account back. -- Void Whispers 16:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
He will, it was him that asked me to merge his old sockpuppets. I set up a page on Fandom for people asking to join the new wiki here, so I'm only requesting merges for users that are actually interested.--Wedhro (talk) 16:22, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Also, Special:CentralAuth/Blueyes2002 needs to be merged in Special:CentralAuth/Blueyestemp, and the final user name must be "Blueyes2002".--Wedhro (talk) 16:27, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

TheAlePower has been done, but we've come across an issue with the user merge function that prevents us from doing anything else for the time being. Most simply put, the username that gets merged does not become available for use, even though it should be. -- Void Whispers 18:59, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, for "Revenant Lord" they can reset there password through email (i've added the email from there temp account to it). Paladox (talk) 21:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Blueyes2002 is done. Could you make sure that each user logs into nonciclopedia with their temporary account first? We can only merge a user account when they exist on all the same wikis as the other account. -- Void Whispers 21:22, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki's logo (File:Wiki.png) won't update

I always have a hard time adding a new version of the nonciclopedia's logo; even if the upload is successful and the new version appears in the history, the file stays on the previous version for days or forever. Purging the page won't help. Attempting to reupload the file fails, I'm told that version already exist, and checking the options to ignore system errors and such fails too. We often change logo for special occasions like holidays and such so we can wait a few hours for the servers to catch up but no longer than that.--Wedhro (talk) 09:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Oops, here's the logo: --Wedhro (talk) 09:54, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
@Wedhro: What does the new logo look like? To resolve the issue quickly, you can upload the new logo separately using Special:Upload and then change the logo in Special:ManageWikiSettings. Also, please note that for technical issues you can use Community Noticeboard instead of SN. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:32, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Oops, next time. If you check the history you'll see there's a few differences between the 21 dic 2018 and 2 gen 2019 versions (the title doesn't overlap with the logo and the wiki-sphere is slightly different) and you can see those differences in the history thumbnails, but if you click on this one you're taken to the previous version of the file. Also, in Special:ManageWikiSettings I can't link to the newest version for the same reason: the link to the new version is, exactly the same as the link I previously set, and it leads to the old version. --Wedhro (talk) 10:41, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Namespace Error

On my wiki, I accidentally didn't notice that I had a few pages already created with the prefix English: before I created the namespace English. Those pages seem to be inaccessible now. I am only looking to delete them. Any advice? How can I delete the namespaces I created? I regret my decision! I will go delete the content out of the namespaces ... --Aquatiki (talk) 13:22, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, the ability to delete namespaces hasn’t been added yet, but if you would like, we can manually remove them from the database. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 14:07, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I screwed up. Can you delete the English and Greek namespaces, and their Talk namespaces? --Aquatiki (talk) 23:35, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Please do delete the namespaces. They are empty, but I screwed up and their are articles in the Main namespace that are inaccessible. here --Aquatiki (talk) 03:13, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Deleted MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 12:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

ReplaceText Permissions

I added the extension ReplaceText, and when I go to its special page, I get the error You are not allowed to execute the action you have requested. I am the administrator and bureaucrat, and I checked my user rights, which seem to include everything except bot. What am I doing wrong? --Aquatiki (talk) 23:38, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Try disabling it and enabling it. If that doesn't work, use Special:ManageWikiPermissions to add replacetext to the sysop usergroup and let us know. -- Void Whispers 23:46, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Special:ManageWikiPermissions was the answer. Thanks! --Aquatiki (talk) 00:27, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Internal error after submitting ManageWiki forms

Hi. I seem to have problems after I click "Submit" on ManageWiki forms and I get this text:

MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [60fdc0a8730720f528b9af56] 2019-01-06 12:17:07: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; and $wgShowDBErrorBacktrace = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information.

What is causing this error? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 12:19, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Is this specific to any one ManageWiki form? Or does it affect all of them? -- Void Whispers 18:04, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, we have now fixed the error. It was due to a missing table in the database (for a extension) Paladox (talk) 18:05, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, i hate the internal error after i click "Submit" after I see that page think I that that was not saved. thanks 😃Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 18:17, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Visual Editor for custom namespace

On I've created a custom namespace (STGM). It seems like the visual editor extension needs to be informed of the namespace for it to work, which I can't do.

Also I had to add the namespace twice because it disappeared. It might have to do with me accidentally using the same name for the main and talk namespace. It would probably be best to automatically create a name for the talk namespace, since the default seems to be "[main namespace name] talk" anyway. I hope the namespace has now been created correctly.

Thanks in advance

Error in Special:ManageWikiNamespaces on my Uncyclopedia

Hi! I seem to have an error on the Special:ManageWikiNamespaces special page on my Uncyclopedia wiki; the drop-down list on choosing namespaces seem to be empty. I tried both adding ?safemode=yes to the URL and changing skins, the dropdown list continue to be empty. Please help me to fix this problem. Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 14:59, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser request for suspected LTA accounts on Usopedia

Hi, I'd like to ask for a checkuser on suspected LTA accounts created on Usopedia. They are:

They all have the suffix 「たん」 in common (which is some sort of trend following my sub account 開拓たん), had been created in a short period, and the second account has been indefinitely blocked due to abusive user name. Thanks in advance.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:35, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

X mark.png Not Done Using multiple accounts is allowed per the User_accounts_policy. Only in the case of misuse a CheckUser could be justified. Southparkfan (talk) 01:49, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
It is allowed, but the accounts of an LTA is NOT (because it's a block/lock evasion). I should also note that having multiple accounts without reasons on our wiki is against our local policy (even if it's not against the global policy). We have been suffering from a Japanese cross-wiki LTA for a long time, and I also should add that at least one of them is probably that of the LTA (based on the logging on the abuselog).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 02:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
In that case, I'm going to take a look at it. -- Void Whispers 20:15, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
The above accounts are all technically related to each other. -- Void Whispers 20:32, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
All right, I'll lock the accounts except for かにふとん for abusing multiple accounts. For かにふとん, I need to question the user before dealing with it, and thus let me handle it for now. Thanks.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 04:22, 12 January 2019 (UTC)


Quacking sock of Lousie3 - just see their contributions here on Meta and the wiki that they created. Please globally lock. Thanks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 12:30, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, why are you so sure about this user being a sockpuppet of Louise3?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:38, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
The behavior here matches the Louise3 socks almost exactly - mass canvassing here on Meta for users to contribute to their wiki, unilaterally giving out admin and bureaucrat rights to every user who creates a local account on their wiki, having their wiki more-or-less copy Wikipedia (possibly in violation of copyright policy), etc. Amanda Catherine (talk) 12:44, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
You may be right, but I'm not sure enough, and, at least, we can't say the user is a vandal-only account so far (like LTA:KOSHIN or whatsoever). Please wait for a steward to come and review your comment. Also, please do not revert edits on talk pages (unless it's an obvious vandal or/and it's your own talk page). Thank you.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:58, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
I have restored their access to their wiki. @Amanda Catherine: as a staff member, I would like to ask you to not ban founders from their wikis even if you have admin/bureaucrat on the wiki. If an account is a sock puppet, it will be determined by stewards sabe edit reversions and wiki removals will be handeled by steward. This is their responsibility and not yours. We are happy however for you to tell us if you think an account is a sock puppet. Thanks for your understanding. I will let the stewards handle the rest of this. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 15:37, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
CU confirmed. But yeah let stewards handle it. -- Void Whispers 16:53, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
For some clarity; "as a staff member, I would like to ask you to not ban founders from their wikis", wikis don't have founders, and as a staff member, you don't have the authority to overrule the actions of a community member. By the user giving Amanda crat, Amanda has the same responsibility for the wiki as the original user and the removal of bureaucrat from the user is 100% a valid action in a sense where policies lack. Just like you're reinstating is 100% valid as an action. John (talk) 19:23, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
+1 regarding what John said. Just to be clear, the user was such an obvious sock of Louise3 that I instantly recognized having dealt with them extensively before, and therefore I took the actions I did because IMHO the user really had no right to even have that wiki created. Although, on a semi-related note, I see the user has blocked me indefinitely and I’d be appreciative if this could be removed so that I don’t have an invalid block in my CA. Amanda Catherine (talk) 22:46, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption

I would like to request a Dormancy Policy exemption for the Constructed Worlds (Altverse) Wiki because it is viewed and designed for a significant readership base and does not require continual editing as it already contains a fairly large library of articles and content. The community occasionally experiences decreased editing activity, but not necessarily viewing activity, so we would like an exemption in the unlikely but possible chance that no significant edits are made within the timeframe allowed before a wiki is labeled "dormant", because the wiki contains significant amounts of content. Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 05:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Bump as there has been no response as of yet. Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 19:41, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 19:50, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

CSS won't let me edit

Greetings, I really need your help. I was working on my common CSS of PlayStation All-Stars Database, but it won't let me edit as it said quote:

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

You do not have permission to edit this CSS page because it may affect all visitors.

Permissions for editing of sitewide CSS/JS/JSON files were recently separated from the editinterface right. If you do not understand why you are getting this error, see mw:MediaWiki_1.32/interface-admin.

I've tried everything to update my administration, but it won't let me edit. Would you help me to fix and analysis this?

-Official-PSASD (talk) 08:32, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

As you are a bureaucrat there, you can go to Special:ManageWikiPermissions, and allow admin (or whatever group you want) the permissions: editsitecss, editsitejson, editsitejs. That will restore your permissions to edit css, js, and json on MediaWiki namespace.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:39, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Well, I did added the permission but sadly it didn't allowed me to add it where in the user rights where the check box is grey (it shown in "Groups you cannot change"), I've tried again but it won't let me create CSS. -Official-PSASD (talk) 19:52, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
You should either allow these permissions to sysop, or you should make sure that bureaucrats can add the groups you created. -- Void Whispers 19:58, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (3)

It's been almost e 2 weeks since I first asked to so people want to know if issues have been fixed. User Treffo's sockpuppets seems they're not merged yet, and user Revenant Lord says he can't login, and asking for a password had no effect, he received no email. Can you please give a way to get back accounts that works?--Wedhro (talk) 09:46, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for the delay on working on this, I've not been the most available recently, but I should be available to merge Treffo tomorrow. Is there a temporary account for the user yet? For Revenant Lord, we can create a new account and redo the merge, properly this time! -- Void Whispers 00:38, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Special:CentralAuth/Treffo is both the temporary account and the final username that should inherit the other 10 accounts. I told Revenant Lord to create a new temp account, I'll let you know when it's done.--Wedhro (talk) 10:23, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
@Void: Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord temporaneo 2 was just created and the user confirmed he logged in once. This account should inherit Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord contributions and user name. Also, I have a question: since some users (including myself) noticed how some personal data such as the join date, edit count etc. are not correct, would you fix them manually if a user asks for it?--Wedhro (talk) 13:56, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Some of the information can be reset, but the user registration date probably cannot. Can you have Revenant Lord visit nonciclopediawiki so that the account is attached there? We can't do a user merge if the accounts do not exist on exactly the same wikis. I'll get started on Treffo now. -- Void Whispers 18:36, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Treffo is done. -- Void Whispers 19:51, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I can confirm Revenant Lord's temp account has just visited
"Some of the information can be reset, but the user registration date probably cannot." - Would you please give it a try so I can get a yes or no answer? You can do it on my own account, the original registration date is september 2, 2007 (you can check it here).--Wedhro (talk) 20:36, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Revenant Lord is done. What I mean by "probably cannot" is that the information may not exist on Miraheze to be connected to the account (without doing database modifications). To be honest, I don't know, and I don't have access to the tools to find out. -- Void Whispers 23:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
it should be able to be done, your timestamp is "20180521223923". Paladox (talk) 00:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Database modifications is what I was actually asking for. It would be intended only for the few users who ask for it and we would link to the original data on our Fandom accounts as proof in case that matters. --Wedhro (talk) 05:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Need help with my wiki - the checkboxes in the gadgets section is disabled

Hi. I asking if someone can help me because in my wiki here, on the preferences page, all checkboxes in the gadgets section are disabled, what have caused so all checkboxes is disabled? How make I them checkable/uncheckable again, what have caused this? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 17:50, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm not seeing anything wrong with Special:Preferences, but it seems that you linked to Special:Gadgets, which doesn't seem to do anything. -- Void Whispers 00:40, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
@Void:The problem was that i was missing a right, and then was them checkable, even in the gadgets section of my preferences page. I thought it was a bug. Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 07:22, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Disable non-logged on users

Can you help me on how to disable non-logged in users? My wikia, Atrocious YouTubers Wikia, has been getting these kinds of users who misbehave and constantly break the rules and insult the admins? -Chaofun

Using Special:ManageWikiPermissions, remove the ability to edit from anon users (the * group), and assign the right to the user group. If you only want to protect the main namespace (where all your articles are), you can use Special:ManageWikiNamespaces to require that the <Main> namespace needs the userright user to be edited. -- Void Whispers 00:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
I can't find anon users. -Chaofun
It's this page:* -- Void Whispers 00:48, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Requested wiki but not created?

Hello, just thought I'd enquire, and I hope this is the correct place to do so, but I requested a wiki here, which has been approved but it has yet to be created, I am just curious if this is an error on the system or there was an issue with the request, any clarification would be great. PlatinumYellow (talk) 14:36, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki created now. John (talk) 14:41, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Thankyou very much. :) PlatinumYellow (talk) 14:44, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

I can't use captchas : joining miraheze with lynx

Hello. I would like to create an account on miraheze. I use lynx as a browser and so I can't use captchas. I am visually impaired so I couldn't use captchas on any other browser, except the sound captchas that are very hard to use and don't always work. Is there any other way to subscribe ? I am reachable at [redacted email] Thank you Pascal

Hi, I’ve made you an account called “Grapos” with the password sent to your email address. If you’d like to rename your account you can use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Any issues please email john at Thanks! John (talk) 07:57, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

User rename request

Please rename user Herman Mars, user of wiki Christipedia, to Herman Marsman. The name Herman Mars was due to a typing error. — Kees Langeveld (Talk), 9:02 19 January 2019 (UTC)

@Kees Langeveld: Hi, terribly sorry I didn't see this before, but this is now Yes check.svg Done. -- Void Whispers 16:25, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Void: Thank you, Void, for fullfilling, without payment, our (Wiki owners) requests. -- Kees Langeveld (Talk), 17:53, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki request

I have requested a wiki being created, but 6 hours had passed, but there was no reply. My wiki wan’t created. OfreporterSend me a message! 11:18, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

It may take several hours because our volunteers are often busy with other kinds of works. However, I will review your request ASAP.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:13, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Please don't delete the fablac,'s wiki. Thank you.


Our wiki "" is not dormant. Please don't delete it.

Thank you for your help. Best regards, Sophie

@Sophie: Please reopen the wiki by using Special:ManageWiki. Also, would you like a Dormancy Policy exemption, since I remember you asking us not to close previously before too. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:51, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

I Need To Report A User

His name is Knep, he claims that he is a staff member but he is not, he also vandalized on our wikis, he is also elsewere.

Signed by Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze

That's right, Angrybirdsfan! Knep is notorious for changing edits of Eddsworld page and 9/11 page from Toxic Fandoms And Hatedoms Wiki. Not only that, he made a page about me in Encyclopedia Dramatica with a lot of offensive things he says about me. This users needs to stop. — Mar9122
I'd say the main reason I'm not responding to this could be summed up by this. If I took a good long look at what was going on, a good number of you would be at risk for getting blocked for harassment. -- Void Whispers 18:11, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
I wouldn't say I, Mar9122, get blocked for harassment, but Knep seems to be a troublemaker, not me. — Mar9122
Nevermind. Knep is innocent for now. — Mar9122

Checkuser request

Last night, over the course of about six hours, All The Tropes had about thirty new users registered in such a manner what we suspect that they are all sockpuppets for a spambot. We'd like to request checkuser be run on all of them, please. The accounts are:


Thank you!

Looney Toons (talk) 02:50, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

I've made them go away. We do need to figure out what to do with their user pages though. -- Void Whispers 03:52, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. We are plagued by regular registrations of ghost users -- as no doubt the rest of Miraheze is -- but this one was just over the top. -- Looney Toons (talk) 13:50, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (4)

Special:CentralAuth/Caesar_temporaneo needs to inherit Special:CentralAuth/Cesar91's contributions (etc.), and then be renamed "Caesar".--Wedhro (talk) 22:03, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

The username Caesar is already in use, so the user will have to pick a different name. I could merge the accounts together, and then set the final username as Cesar91 for now, and the user could request a rename using Special:GlobalRenameRequest. -- Void Whispers 18:13, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
It's just a fake user created by Cesar91 to redirect to his current username because Wikia wouldn't allow user renames, see - Since it doesn't have a single edit in 5 years you can you delete/block that username so it becomes available again?--Wedhro (talk) 21:42, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
That is not why this blocks the situation, as the Caesar account on Miraheze was created from Meta before we migrated the user accounts from nonciclopedia. -- Void Whispers 22:25, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Ok, but there's no actual person behind that username. If you search on Wikia ( you won't even find the user. It looks like a mistake when uploading the dump, it would be absurd if that prevented people from taking that username. I ask that also because many users resorted to that workaround because of Wikia's policies so it might happen again. There's some technical difficulty that prevents you from deleting an account created by mistake?--Wedhro (talk) 22:32, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
The account does not look to have been created by mistake. The account looks to have been created by another user on Mirhaze. -- Void Whispers 23:10, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
So a global rename, as you suggested above, is actually impossible?--Wedhro (talk) 23:17, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

How do I change the wiki's name?

So, I recently took over Buddypedia Wiki and I seem can't to change the name of the wiki. Yeah sure, I can change the sitename, but I want to change the database name. So, help? — Mar9122

Privacy of "Private" Wiki, appearance of user I didn't add

I've been working on a wiki hosted on Miraheze for my company to develop training resources, but we're concerned about public access & trade secrets. I read on your FAQ that the main page is always public. I'm wondering how easy it would be for someone to create a user to become a "member" and gain access to the wiki without us noticing it.

In particular, I'm wondering about a user called "GDPRAccount" which was created on January 25th on our Wiki,

I'm just learning how to use this wiki stuff, so I don't have much technical knowledge yet.

If we need to switch to some kind of commercial wiki management service, I suppose we can do that. But I like the idea of supporting Miraheze -- it's a wonderful free resource -- if it can satisfy our need for privacy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Neil (talkcontribs) 14:49, 30 January 2019‎ (UTC)

Hi, due to the nature of our account system on Miraheze, anyone can create an account on your wiki. However, they can only read your wiki if they have been added to the Member group by an administrator of your wiki. The account "GDPRAccount" is used by staff for the sole purpose of deleting other user's information upon their request. It should never be logged into, but has no elevated access anyway. -- Void Whispers 17:28, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
If you wish to even disallow account creations, you could create a local abuse filter for it on Special:AbuseFilter. However, this won't be necessary because of what Void said above; no one can see the contents (apart from the main page) unless you (or any other local admins) permit it.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 08:15, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Lock "Dr brain kaur"

Please lock Dr brain kaur's account. They are a cross wiki-farm troll that first edited The Sims Wiki only to vandalize, and declared that they were going to create a "fork" of the wiki maliciously on ShoutWiki. They have created an account here and have requested to create The Sims Wiki on Miraheze, again with malicious intent, and possibly to hoard our subdomain name to make it harder for us to have control over our Internet presence. Please lock their account and decline their wiki request. Thanks, —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:30, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Please DO NOT take this request seriously. K6Ka does not represent the community of The Sims Wiki and only seeks to sabotage my project. I am aiming to develop The Sims Wiki on Miraheze in good faith and everybody is welcome to join including K6Ka. It will be built from the ground up and I have many aspirations for the project.Dr brain kaur (talk) 18:29, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

I have confirmed the vandal activity of Dr brain kaur on Wikia, and have declined his/her request. However, we cannot lock an account that hasn't vandalized Miraheze yet. You may consider blocking the account locally, however.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:40, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Spacepedia - the free online encyclopedia

I would like to request for SPACEPEDIA to be created. I would appreciate it if others were interested in joining and contributing daily that would be fine. Ask anyone if they would like to join the project. Chills (talk) 15:29, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

@Chills: Sorry for the late response. Wikis can be requested here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:11, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (5)

Here I am again with 2 requests for merging users:

--Wedhro (talk) 17:36, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 03:13, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

I have two accounts for my wiki I have somehow ended up with two accounts for my wiki and cannot access the bureaucrat one.

Has this issue been resolved? It looks like you have access to the account. (Sorry for not responding sooner). -- Void Whispers 18:39, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Access Obtained but it would be good if the two accounts could be merged please.
This can be done, but only if you confirm here with both accounts that you want them merged. -- Void Whispers 16:46, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

CheckUser Rights Request

I would like to have checkuser rights because I am licensed in keeping secrets and I will never release Ip addresses to others. If I had these rights I would make miraheze a better platform to host wikis on.

@Examknow: CheckUser can only executive by stewards for combating those LTA cross-wiki to create multiple accounts for engaging an vandalism or spamming activity, not to view other users IP addresses information for curiosity purpose. Why do you need to access the CU tool, does your local wiki "" appearance plenty vandals or spammers? SA 13 Bro (talk) 22:33, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@SA 12 Bro: No WizWiki has sock puppets under control.
  • The checkuser permission will not be delegated to users outside of the steward body excepting in cases where a user is elected in a process that is as selective as the steward elections. However, the steward body is confident that it can handle CU requests in a timely manner, and such appointments do not need to take place. -- Void Whispers 18:44, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

request checkuser

Please, check the connections between the two administrators of Nonsensopedia: ‎Sir Polskacafe and Mr obornik. I suspect that something can be. ZelDelet (talk) 18:03, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi, can you give more details as to why you believe this check to be necessary? -- Void Whispers 18:20, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

I think these two use their accounts with each other. Both have passwords for both of these accounts. If so, they can cheat the community, they can write two opinions, vote twice, etc. ZelDelet (talk) 20:27, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

@ZelDelet: I don't understand what you mean with the passwords thing. Also, for a CheckUser to be done, usually, it is done after one of the accounts has done something (not before). Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:20, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Request chekuser in Tanukipedia

In my wikisite ( Tanukipedia ), vandalism was occuered. The accounts are:

  • 妄想代理人15周年記念委員会
  • Paranoia‎

Please check these 2 users.

--TANUKI (talk) 12:16, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Given as you have already blocked the accounts, what would be the point of checking them? Do you believe there are other accounts? -- Void Whispers 17:41, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
These accounts' edit resemble NUOC or KOSHIN (known LTA in Usopedia). Please check whether these accounts are NUOC or KOSHIN. --TANUKI (talk) 23:59, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Again, I'm not sure why that's necessary. If the accounts need to be locked, that's one thing, and they can be locked without a CU. But performing a CU just to confirm that an account (which has already been blocked, and in one case locked) is an LTA, is outside of the scope of the tool. The CU tool is meant to help identify and prevent abusive actions on wikis. In this case, I believe we have already done so. -- Void Whispers 00:51, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (6)

It's me again, user Special:CentralAuth/Zero_Spaccato_temp needs to inherit username, contribs etc. of Special:CentralAuth/Zero_Spaccato.--Wedhro (talk) 21:54, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 22:56, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Again on Special:CentralAuth/Cesar91, he just confirmed it was him who created Special:CentralAuth/Caesar, and he asks for the former to be merged in the latter. I told him to comment here with both accounts to prove it's him.--Wedhro (talk) 15:11, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi, i'm Cesar91 from Nonciclopedia! --Caesar (talk) 15:51, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi, I'm Cesar91 from Nonciclopedia, too! --Cesar91 (talk) 16:24, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 16:40, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Citations and polls

I have two unrelated questions:

  • Is it possible to get previews of citations when hovering on them, as it happens on Wikipedia?
  • After moving our wiki here, polls lost all their data. I guess it was stored in the database, which cannot be imported here. There's anything we can do to restore the data? We were using Ajax Poll extension on the old wiki and I got it installed here too.

--Wedhro (talk) 08:47, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Citation previews are possible using the ReferenceTooltips gadget. To import it, you need the pages MediaWiki:Gadget-ReferenceTooltips, MediaWiki:Gadget-ReferenceTooltips.js, and MediaWiki:Gadget-ReferenceTooltips.css. To MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, add the line:
* ReferenceTooltips[ResourceLoader|default|type=general|dependencies=mediawiki.cookie,jquery.client,mediawiki.notify]|ReferenceTooltips.js|ReferenceTooltips.css
I don't know how Ajax Poll works, but there might be a way to extract the information and store it here. However, I do not know how that would be possible. -- Void Whispers 18:09, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I copypasted the content of the above pages from Wikipedia and now reference tooltips work.--Wedhro (talk) 20:17, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


There are more than 5 wiki requests waiting for approval. Please look over the wiki request queue and approve them. Thank you. LegoMasterSend me a message! 03:12, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I will take a look, but please note that it's sometimes not possible for us to create wikis that fast (the requests have only been made a few hours ago). Also, furthermore, please use Community noticeboard for issues not related to stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:21, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (7)

Here we go again: Special:CentralAuth/Gerry13 needs to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/Nonciclopediologo.--Wedhro (talk) 00:14, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

I'll ask him to do so, but why is this additional step required now?--Wedhro (talk) 11:04, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
PS: in case it's useful, a user's identity is already checked in the old wiki here, where they're required to link the temporary account and sign with the original account, so I know it's them.--Wedhro (talk) 11:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Also, Special:CentralAuth/Cafi96_temp needs to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/Cafi96. Proof.
And this is the proof of Nonciclopediologo asking for Gerry13 to inherit its username/contribs.--Wedhro (talk) 10:33, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Nonciclopediologo is done. -- Void Whispers 17:07, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Cafi96 is done. -- Void Whispers 21:55, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Name change

Can you change my name back to WEMO666 please? I had it changed last year (or the year before that?) and I decided that I don’t like my current username—Chriskk01b (talk) 04:28, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

@Chriskk01b: Hi, please request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:03, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Flow Discussion Bar is not working

The flow thing doesn't work in Miraheze. Could you guys fix it? — Mar9122

Okay, I'm back I got proof. When I try to post something on Flow, it gives me this: [943fb4289455c4d33bd3afa3] Caught exception of type Flow\Exception\NoParserException Any idea what this mean? — Mar9122
Hi, this is fixed in Paladox (talk) 22:21, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

New wiki and account problem

I've created new wiki to continued working old wikia will be closed called, Animated Muscle Women Wikia in two weeks for moving from FANDOM wikia policy don't allow fetish interest..., that's why I naming a different dataname the main page is The error is because I have not been added to the “member” group. TheFranksterChannel 1992 (talk) 17:51, 25 February 2019 (UTC)TheFranksterChannel 1992

You are a sysop on the wiki. You are able to read the wiki. The only page accessible to non-logged in user is the page "Main Page" and the necessary special pages to login. Please login using the link in the top right hand corner or go to Special:Login. John (talk) 19:58, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Rename me

Can you rename me as User:Chaofun to User:Pinky Malinky?

You can make a request here.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:33, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Applying Dormancy exemption to all Uncyc/Illogico projects

Hi, I would like to request for Dormancy exemption to all Uncyc/Illogico projects on Miraheze.

Since Fandom has decided to kick all Uncycs out, it's likely that more and more Uncycs will join us. However, some of the projects have not many articles and/or active users, and they can face the risk of deletion per our Dormancy Policy. This is something we would like to avoid, because we uncyclopedians regard all of them as sisters.

The bases of this are:

  1. There are some Uncys on Miraheze with over 10 thousand articles (such as Nonsensopedia).
  2. I've been active across Uncycs/Illogicos, and have high permissions on several Uncyc/Illogico wikis (in and out Miraheze).
  3. I have global contributions including but not limited to my actions as a CVT.

To avoid the same mistake that Fandom/Wikia had, however, I would like to have one exception of these exemptions; all of them should be exempted from the Dormancy Policy (as either being a large project and/or a sister of such projects) unless each community decides to move out (for whatever reason).

I will provide a list of Uncycs/Illogicos on Miraheze after the reorganization process is all settled, but the question is, is it possible to arrange it?

Thanks in advance.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

I take no side in your request, but write to point out there are several independent things happening here.
  1. There are several national-language Uncyclopedias that have moved here, in response to any of several festering stylistic disputes with Wikia before its current declaration that it no longer wants to host Uncyclopedia at all.
  2. There are several single-user Uncyclopedia wanna-bes on Miraheze; I include my own refuge, TheMirror, which I had let go dormant until someone reopened it; I have since started rewriting new stuff there.
  3. As you note in the previous section, there is an emerging debate about what should happen to the classic Uncyclopedia, one side (including me) advocating that the project come here. Spıke (talk)03:40 28-Feb-2019
  • Pretty much in relation to above, but I want to wait until things get fully decided before I guarantee anything. There's no sense putting anything on dormancy if it's not going to need it. -- Void Whispers 03:43, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, maybe we can wait until everything is settled. There is a centralized forum regarding this topic on UnMeta, FYI.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:49, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
No problem, but Pioneer originally asked about feasibility, not timetable. (See final paragraph of his first post of this section.) Spıke (talk)04:00 28-Feb-2019
Feasibility is going to be affected by the inconvenient detail that someone has to decide what is the main wiki for each Uncyclopedia language and what is merely a fork, a one-man show or simply an empty wiki with no users and no content. Sometimes users request wikis which merely duplicate something Uncyclopedia already has, sometimes a user will request something oddball like Uncyclopedia in Cambodian language and then contribute nothing but a single page. One pattern that's repeated a few times (English, Russian, Polish) was that Wikia would do something (such as a domain name change, a forced reskin or censorship of content) which would offend the original community, which would fork off to some independent site; Wikia would then leave the old project open in direct competition and eventually a few users discontent with the heavy-handed way the new site was being run would set up squatter communities in the abandoned Wikia ghost towns that had been left behind. At that point, which project is the main Uncyclopedia for any given language and which languages are worth linking to? Carlb (talk) 23:23, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Coming back to this, I think the best idea is that we will not automatically exempt uncyclopedias from the dormancy policy. Instead, if an uncyclopedia wants to be exempted, it should first establish a community and then establish a valid reason for being exempted. If the community is active, then they won't even need one. However, if no community exists, and there is no proof that the wiki is really being used/read, then we probably shouldn't keep it around. -- Void Whispers 20:34, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    This seems fair. On a legitimate language-Uncyclopedia with hundreds or thousands of articles (as opposed to a one-person clone with a dozen purloined articles), there will be several Admins and, if the community starts to get quiet, they will realize it, and will panic, and during the panic they will petition that the wiki not go dormant...or, if activity has ceased, at least that the wiki not be deleted. So Carlb's batch process does not need to run now; it can be done on a case-by-case basis.
  • Some of the wikis are Uncyclopedians fed up with Wikia's mandates, and Carlb is right, the Wikia wiki remains and eventually a new crew may settle and become squatters over everything the old crew wrote; and then you will have two, each with half the potential activity. However, in the case of classic Uncyclopedia, Wikia has informed Admins that it simply doesn't want it anymore. Spıke (talk)22:53 3-Mar-2019

Internal Error on my Uncyclopedia

hello; i got internal error on my uncyclopedia:

Wiki url:

and i got this error:

[8d39a5ae91adb0177f0fc9a8] 2019-02-28 07:20:51: Fatal exception of type MWException

What is causing the error and what for time is it estimated that his is fixed? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 07:21, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Could you tell me the last action you took before the wiki went wrong? Maybe it's because of it.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:58, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I did not make a action that might have caused the error. I saw also on Phabicrator that @Void have worked on a ticket that I have opened on Phabicrator, the error might be because of he is working on some configuration settings edits, and the wiki gets internal error while he is working on them. Can you please click the link and see if you get error or not. :) please reply here if you get error or not? :) Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 13:07, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I've already checked that there is an error on your wiki.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:21, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
What for error message did you get? Also when will an sys admin or steward fix this error? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 13:40, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

The same one. I have made a comment on this on phab. If I'm right, they can have a quick fix.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:44, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

thx. idk what that causes this error --Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 14:07, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi, this is now fixed! Paladox (talk) 18:42, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @User:Paladox for fixing the error so I can visit my Uncyc.lopedia again :) :):) Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 18:46, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (8)

--Wedhro (talk)

I'm doing LordRemiem now, Zebedeus needs to visit while logged into TheMadPianist, and Phantom Dusclops'92 has been fixed. -- Void Whispers 21:24, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Request to poach another user's name, bis

At Stewards'_noticeboard/Archive_7#Request to poach another user's name, I asked that my username Spike_the_Dog be renamed to Spike. The outcome of that discussion was that @Borderman: said he knew the owner of the username, and I conceded that he knew him; and other Mirahezians lamented the absence of a policy on abandoned accounts.

It is now a full year later and the account Spike has never been used in that year. By all of the hypothetical policies put forth during that discussion, the account Spike is abandoned, and I would like it, please; especially as Wikia has expressed a desire no longer to host the original Uncyclopedia, on which I have been notorious as Spike for seven years, and its Admins conduct a debate on whether to move here (to move the real, original Uncyclopedia, as opposed to the two single-user Uncyclopedia wanna-bes already created). Borderman's friend evidently doesn't care, and I do. Spıke (talk)02:30 28-Feb-2019

I think we can wait until a final conclusion is drawn there. Some of them want to reunite with, in fact.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:28, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. But I disagree on the need to wait. I had made the user rename request long before the current turmoil, and I wish it no matter how this debate works out. Spıke (talk)03:34 28-Feb-2019

@John: @Voidwalker: ^ Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:50, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
@Spike the Dog: I have no issue with you using the name and I do remember you mentioning the username request. I do know the user Spike on my Lonsdale Battalion wiki but as you mention he hasn't used that account for a long time, neither have I for that fact but I do plan on returning to it shortly. The reason Spike hasn't used his account is because he has his own website on the same subject and has no need to duplicate his work on the Lonsdale Battalion wiki. We both have very different projects on the same subject and are happy to help each other out if necessary but rarely (or never) really do. I don't expect to see the current user Spike use his account again in the future and if he does, because of the sheer length of time absent from any kind of editing, it would seem strange not to allow Spike the Dog be renamed "Spike" across Mirahaze. Just because my friend is known as Spike on my wiki, his own website and various WWI military forums, it doesn't mean he has ownership of that name everywhere. There must be thousands of people with that username across the globe across many different websites. However, with respect to Miraheze, if I know that he won't be using his account any time soon plus it has now been a year since the previous discussion about it, I have no issue with Spike the Dog being renamed "Spike" Borderman (Talk) 21:12, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
@Borderman: Thank you, sir! (Now: Yours was the only objection a year ago. Will the name change happen?!) Spıke (talk)22:41 3-Mar-2019
@Spike the Dog: No problem pal. I haven't kept up to speed on new policies and RfC's so I wouldn't like to say. I guess the name change will be down to the admins. If, and this is a big if, he wanted to contribute in the future then I would just tell him to create a new account with a different name - he wouldn't mind. Borderman (Talk) 22:59, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Doubly good! If I get his old name, he can even have my old one! Spıke (talk)23:11 3-Mar-2019
  • I'll leave a note on the user's page asking if they object to the usurp, given that the user does appear to have attached their account to another wiki about a month ago. I give give them a window of about a month to respond before proceeding with the rename. -- Void Whispers 01:35, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
    Thank you, that is definite forward progress! Spıke (talk)03:21 4-Mar-2019

Spike the Cat

Separately, a user account was created yesterday that is easily confused with my user name (less so if the above name change goes through). The user has edited exclusively at All The Tropes, but did make a side trip to my Miraheze wiki at so the choice of user name seems to have been made with imitation in mind, and perhaps timed to have a tool to influence the imminent closure of Wikia Uncyclopedia and the preference of some of its users, including me, to move Uncyclopedia here.

Still separately, one Uncyclopedian has noticed with dismay that the name "Uncyclopedia" is already taken here, and moreover by a wiki that is not in English in the first place, though its name is. This too will mostly confuse people. Spıke (talk)23:41 6-Mar-2019

I'm so sorry. It was a name I picked back in 2015. I wasn't trying to pretend to be you, so I've had it changed. I'm not up to no good, promise. Flyingcat (talk) 03:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (9)

Hello, more users to merge. To make things shorter, the arrow means "the user on the left inherits contribs and username of the user on the right".

Thanks. Expect lot of user merges now that Fandom disclosed their intention to close all uncyclopedias.--Wedhro (talk) 05:20, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, there's a few new users which actually have no account to recover but made a request anyway, I deleted them from the list. --Wedhro (talk) 05:42, 12 March 2019 (UTC)


--Wedhro (talk) 06:09, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

All done! -- Void Whispers 22:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

CheckUser request - multi-wiki


Earlier this week, new user "2hadow" created a User page on the All The Tropes wiki saying "Hello. I'm here for anti-vandalism work." That user immediately had the User page vandalized; we blocked the vandal. This was the first vandalism to take place on this wiki for over a year. 2hadow then went on to attempt to unilaterally change the look and feel of the wiki; we had to block 2hadow to protect the wiki.

Earlier this week, new user "2Cute4U" created a User page on the Poser and Daz Free Resources wiki saying "Hello. I'm here for anti-vandalism work." Today, That user had the User page vandalized; I've blocked the vandal. This was the first vandalism to take place on this wiki for over a year. 2Cute4U has unilaterally created some notice templates without asking whether they are required or desired ...

Because of the similarities of events on both wikis, I request a CheckUser be run on User:2hadow and User:2Cute4U

--Robkelk (talk) 13:18, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Known crosswiki LTA, I've locked the accounts. -- Void Whispers 17:06, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Admin request

I'm an admin in the wikia version of Tolololpedia. But since another admin created the miraheze version of Tolololpedia, he's the only admin there. He's currently inactive, so can you nominate me as an admin there? --Pradiptamf (talk) 01:46, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

I've confirmed that it has been handled by a local bureaucrat.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:42, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Removing the error wiki

Hey. Please completely delete the unfinished site, since it was created when the Absurdopedia's community on Wikia was looking for a place to move. None of the authors of the Absurdopedia will rule there. We have already created a site on an independent hosting, which will be available for viewing in the next day or two. --Тэйтанка (talk) 19:12, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (10)

Hello, more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 12:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 00:45, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

DNS Redirect

Hello guys,

I have made a DNS Redirect from my OVH Hosted domain so that http:// or redirects to

In my browser, when typing , everything seems to be fine to navigate in the Wiki, but if I click on one link on the left menu below the logo such as "Recent changes" or any other one, a blank page is displayed. It sounds that it does not work for any Special Pages.

Does anyone ever tried to do this ? Is this a normal behaviour ? How can I change that so that anyone reaching my Wiki from has a correct behaviour ?

Thank you for your help, Kevain (talk)

Our website does not allow framing, at least over http connections. Please see Custom domains for information on actually using a custom domain, instead of framing or using masked redirects. (PS: The reason you see the blank page is indicated in the browser console: Load denied by X-Frame-Options: does not permit framing.) -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 04:08, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Please delete the IcerWiki

Please delete

Thank you! I requested this wiki yesterday and I will not need it anymore. Edgard (talk) 00:19, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Filed a task on phabricator. -- Void Whispers 01:17, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Delete wiki

Alden Loveshade

Overnight, the said user created an account here, was frustrated by having to undergo Captcha as I am too, was confused by the difference between the login site and the meta site, and reported at Wikia Uncyclopedia. [1] He was already convinced that that wiki should move somewhere other than Miraheze and perhaps didn't apply himself to the task. However, if there are simple answers to his annoyances, someone might inform him; or better yet, analyze his gripe and see if the process of new user registration can be made clearer. Spıke (talk)13:48 23-Mar-2019

Wish I could have responded to this sooner, but I've been a mixture of busy and in bad health these past few days. Since the page over there is protected, I'll make a few comments here.
  • This block sounds interesting, and could likely be caused by using a proxy, or just being unluckily overlapped with a range we've blocked for abuse.
  • Captcha's are always annoying, but it is the best one we've got.
  • You don't have to go to to make a user page, that's just for the global one (difference being that the global user page is shown on all wikis).
  • Because of spam, new users cannot put links on their userpages until they have made a few edits (like one or two). Then it's the captcha again.
  • It should always show that you are logged in, so something was probably off on your end? Dunno, that sounds really weird.
-- Void Whispers 01:08, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. Global user pages might be described at FAQ. At any rate, the vote has concluded and Miraheze did not win. Again, I don't know whether Alden wanted anything more than new reasons not to come to Miraheze. Likewise Rhubella, posting a screen shot of a Discord where you participated, but did not state that Miraheze will be broke in 8 months if no one contributes anything (an assertion apparently made before the news at Finances that several people have contributed this month, including one Wikia staffer.

Separately, I leave it to youse to decide whether user Alwam101 came to Miraheze for any purpose other than to troll me at Community noticeboard. Spıke (talk)03:00 25-Mar-2019

CheckUser request - wiki vandal(s)

We have been having some issues yesterday and today on All The Tropes with user accounts being created for the purpose of moving pages to impolite names in Spanish. I request a CheckUser on :

  • "I BOT "
  • "Robkelk tem fimose" (already globally blocked - and, since that name is obviously libelous toward me, can it be removed altogether, please?)
  • "César‎"
  • "Arrombador‎"
  • "Moar Krabs"

--Robkelk (talk) 21:17, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


  • "Rogério Marcos da Silva Nojério Po Kong Mestre Barata"

--Robkelk (talk) 21:21, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

I've done as much as I can. -- Void Whispers 21:46, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. --Robkelk (talk) 22:24, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (11)

Hello, more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 07:41, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

There's also:

--Wedhro (talk) 12:35, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

... and...

--Wedhro (talk) 16:42, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Turtelèn and O' Mast are done, I'll be around to do the rest in a few hours. -- Void Whispers 17:40, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
All done! -- Void Whispers 21:40, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Please delete CapuWiki

Hello Miraheze,

I kindly request that you also delete CapuWiki located at

Thank you very much. Edgard (talk) 18:44, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Bureaucrat request

I'm an admin in Tolololpedia, but i'm not a bureaucrat in that wiki. The current bureaucrat was active 6 days ago, but i really need to setup the wiki's extensions and logo (since the deadline was 5 days to go). So can i be a bureaucrat?
--Pradiptamf (talk) 07:41, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Please contact the user directly LegoMaster (talk - contribs - logs - uploads - global contribs) 10:44, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
I alredy contacted him but he hasn't nominated me as a bureaucrat.......--Pradiptamf (talk) 11:05, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia bis

@Artix Kreiger: requests a wiki at Special:RequestWikiQueue/7693, stating, "Preparation for a fork, demanded by Fandom staff".

They certainly did not. They announced that they would cease hosting the original Uncyclopedia at the end of this month. (Like Brexit, it is not clear that that date is firm.) Uncyclopedians took a vote last week, considering Miraheze and electing to move somewhere else, despite the opinion of dissenters like me that the decision is tantamount to voting to suicide.

Artix may envision creating a wiki and inviting Uncyclopedia editors to move to it. But there are two problems. The wiki is already taken, by a Chinese-language wiki. In addition, there are at least two other wikis here apparently created with the same thing in mind. At the least, everyone contemplating using Miraheze to create a new fork of Uncyclopedia should be asked to coordinate their efforts, especially if every new effort involves installing a copy of the 32,000 articles of Uncyclopedia. Spıke (talk)01:53 28-Mar-2019

The subdomain issue can be modified if the Chinese side agrees with it (so what you need is to negotiate with them). Both Uninspired and Uncyclopedia2.0 are starting their projects from scratch, and are different from either .co or wikia, both of which with over 30k articles.
This kind of request is something I already predicted (and posted) on wikia (because of the failure of the reunification plan proposed by .co), and as I said there, there's no reason for us to decline the request, at least, based on our policies. It's rather... based on inter-wiki point of view that I hold some reqs regarding Uncycs (to avoid Uncycs getting more and more messy and to have a better relation with them), but no one can stop other wiki creators from creating them.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:08, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
The thing I do wonder is about the remaining disk space and the reported delay of imports by some of the other Uncyc communities here. I wonder what our sysadmins has to say with it.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:37, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
The way the vote was closed does not reflect its actual contents or the wishes of the community as a whole. If such a wiki is created here, though, it would be better for someone from that community to make the request. Flyingcat (talk) 22:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Asserting that Wikia Uncyclopedia is a "community" and requests for a Miraheze Uncyclopedia should come from that "community" immediately butt up against the strategic assertion, by .co, that there is only one "community" comprising Wikia Uncyclopedia and .co, the second of which can dominate any vote and already has its own hosting solution. Spıke (talk)01:50 29-Mar-2019
@Artix Kreiger: I've declined the two requests you've made on the basis that they conflict with the existing wiki, and would need communication before they could be accepted. -- Void Whispers 20:47, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (12)

It's-a me again with more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 23:06, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 01:08, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Change username

Hi, I'd like to have my name changed to 令和時代 . Thanks! 賢者タイム (talk) 09:05, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

@賢者タイム: Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest :) Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:34, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry for the mistake. 賢者タイム (talk) 09:32, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Request for deletion of the wiki

The wiki seems to be encounting some problems. This problem affects everyone on the wiki, so I am requesting that this wiki be deleted. The wiki will be replaced with a new wiki. LegoMaster (talk - contribs - logs - uploads - global contribs) 11:32, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Request to poach another user's name, round 3

A month has passed since my previous request (see Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 9#Request to poach another user's name, bis). The owner of the abandoned account I am asking to poach did not respond to the notice by @Void:. Therefore, it is time to change the account "Spike the Dog" to "Spike". (I cannot request it with Special:GlobalRenameRequest because the target user name is already in use.) Spıke (talk)21:45 3-Apr-2019

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 22:44, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Spıke (talk)22:54 3-Apr-2019

Checkuser Request

We suspect a banned user from a year ago has resurfaced under another name at All The Tropes. Could we please have a checkuser against "Davey2010" and "Ariz"?

Thank you.

-- Looney Toons (talk) 12:53, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

X mark.png Declined Davey2010 will be a stale account (>90 days). John (talk) 19:25, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
@John: To kibitz, it might both be true that Davey2010 is a stale account and that Ariz has the same IP address, and that might be good for the Admin to know. Spıke (talk)00:04 9-Apr-2019
The account is stale, therefore meaning we have no data on it. John (talk) 11:14, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Turning a wiki to private

Hello! My bad that I didn't submit this wiki to private right away. Is it possible to change it now? I've tried to do it in the wiki settings but I'm getting a fatal error. Gomez(say it) 10:25, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi, we have fixed the internal error now! Please try again. Paladox (talk) 13:30, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I changed it to private, but I couldn't do anything on the wiki because every action was limited to the group member, and I couldn't change my user rights to said group. I had to go to the ManageWikiPermission page to allow bureaucrats (me) to add/remove members, then make me a member, and then finally I was able to use the site! Just saying in case someone goes through something similar. Gomez(say it) 22:02, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Multiple entries in Farmer log

@Anderlaxe: has filed multiple requests, three minutes apart, evidently to create the same wiki. Yesterday, @Daniele Pugliesi: filed multiple requests, four minutes apart, likewise. I asked her about this and she remembered requesting her wiki only once. Is there a problem in the process to request a new wiki (including problems that might induce users to use it incorrectly)? Spıke (talk)23:24 5-Apr-2019

@Spike: It's an issue generated while the page reloads to show the created request. --Anderlaxe (talk) 22:31, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
All right, but even if the cause is known, multiple requests is an unsatisfactory outcome. Is someone working on this? Spıke (talk)22:39 6-Apr-2019
Try to ask on IRC, I will relay this on Discord to the meta sysops. --Anderlaxe (talk) 22:41, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Add local permission on my wiki


I would like to receive the membership of "Grands_Bureaucrates" and "Infernom_Staff" for indefinite duration on

Thank you. --Anderlaxe (talk) 22:23, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, although you could have probably allowed for regular Bureaucrats to add these groups temporarily. -- Void Whispers 22:47, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (13)

Hello, more users to merge:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 08:56, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

P.S. Also:

--Wedhro (talk) 14:02, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 19:52, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

The signature button is only visible in talk pages

I just noticed the button for adding you own signature is only visible in talk pages on This is a problem on technical pages where people add requests or reports, such as Wikipedia's Help desk, where signing in content pages is possible; the ability to easily sign is a must because most people won't bother copy/pasting the tildes and will leave unsigned messages.
Could you make it possible on, in the "Nonciclopedia" namespace?--Wedhro (talk) 09:08, 7 April 2019 (UTC) P.S.

In case it might come in handy to you, someone told me it's made by editing $wgExtraSignatureNamespaces--Wedhro (talk) 11:56, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

... and I need this also in the "Aiuto" namespace.--Wedhro (talk) 11:58, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser request - possible ban evader

Hello! There is a new account "BuddyBoy600alt" that appears from its behaviour to possibly be a ban-evasion account of user "2hadow". I request a Checkuser on the accounts. --Robkelk (talk) 14:26, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

The two accounts are technically unrelated to each other. -- Void Whispers 16:29, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Making a private wiki public

Hello! A wiki was recently created for a worldbuilding project I have called Alduria. I initially requested the wiki to be private while I wrote and set things up. How can I make the wiki that is private now public? I only want guests to be able to read through the wiki, not edit any of the articles. Would be very thankful for any help or guidance in this matter. Thank you! --Edgard (talk) 16:20, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

You can make it public with Special:ManageWiki, just uncheck the private checkbox and save the form. To restrict editing, use Special:ManageWikiPermissions to remove the edit permission from groups you don't want to be able to edit (the group "*" is everybody including anon users), and make sure that at least one group is still able to edit. -- Void Whispers 16:40, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Unable to upload

Am currently unable to upload a photo to with Special:Upload ("Could not store file "/tmp/phpB9c6R7" at "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/d/d7/Milky_the_Clown.jpg"). Are our capacity woes persisting? Spıke (talk)23:51 8-Apr-2019

@Spike: Unfortunately, it is indeed the capacity issues which have not yet been resolved due to discussions regarding what host we should choose. You can follow the progress here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:03, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (14)

Hello, more users to merge:

Also, in a few days FANDOM will close our old wiki and therefore I'll be no longer able to give 100% solid proof of an user's identity, it'll be a matter of trust (but not faith). Are there special rules for merging users I'm not aware of?--Wedhro (talk) 15:48, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

The merges are done. I'm not sure about that second part. @John, Paladox, and Reception123: for comment. -- Void Whispers 21:53, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi, here's more users. A lot will come now that the wiki is no longer private.

--Wedhro (talk) 14:37, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

There's also:

--Wedhro (talk) 18:34, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 23:37, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks but you missed this one:
--Wedhro (talk) 05:39, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Hey, sorry for the late response, I had merged the user account, but didn't rename them. This has been fixed. -- Void Whispers 16:15, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Changes to interwiki table

Thanks to Wikia kicking out uncyclopediae, many of them moved to different websites, so I need to change some entries in the interwiki table:

This one needs to be added:

Then, this users still need to be merged:

Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 08:05, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Wedhro Is it a global or local interwikis request? Because if it's the latter, I could do it on your wiki, what's your wiki?. On the second request, that merger must be made by a steward. 15:27, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Uh, sorry, it's intended for's local interwiki table.--Wedhro (talk) 15:58, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but the fact that many wikias have gotten new URLs will make it a global problem. Spıke (talk)17:06 20-Apr-2019
Obviously anyone is free to use my list to update their interwiki table.--Wedhro (talk) 17:10, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro As two interwikis are not from Wikia. Do you confirm to change the url? → →
The other interwikis have already been changed Ucronistaw (talk) 17:20, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Ikkjepedia was moved elsewhere because it went inactive (but it's still online); Nonsensopedia added a new domain and they said they prefer the latter (, but the other one still works. So, yes, I confirm.--Wedhro (talk) 17:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro Yes check.svg Done Ucronistaw (talk) 17:28, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
olb is still missing; I see it's in the global interwiki table but not in our local table.--Wedhro (talk) 13:29, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro If it is added, it is found in the second table. Ucronistaw (talk) 13:46, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, but I need it in the interlanguage table (the third one) otherwise it won't add an interwiki link in the sidebar and it's left as a regular link on the bottom of the page, you can see it in the home page. Sorry if I didn't made myself clear enough.--Wedhro (talk) 15:01, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Wedhro Yes check.svg Done Ucronistaw (talk) 15:42, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello! I received a message that my wiki, ranchstory, was created but it's coming up as Wiki not Found.

Hello! I received a message that my wiki, ranchstory, was created but it's coming up as Wiki not Found. Is there something I'm doing incorrectly, or is it not yet activated? Thank you for all your help! RuneTree (talk) 01:54, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Hmm, looks like the wiki was never created. Odd, but I've fixed it. -- Void Whispers 02:01, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Change to custom domain

Hey, can you move to — Preceding unsigned comment added by OldDirtyFoamer (talkcontribs) 00:08, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I think the right answer will be No. You can have your Miraheze subdomain for free. A personal domain costs money. When you get one, Miraheze can map it to your wiki here; see the FAQ. Spıke (talk)17:46 23-Apr-2019

Merge users on (15)

Hi, please merge this users:

--Wedhro (talk) 05:24, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

P.S. the same user asked to be merged also with Special:CentralAuth/Protogreco, final username "Anse1997".--Wedhro (talk) 19:13, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Any update on this? Anyways, I'll add one more request: Special:CentralAuth/Abdul_Alhazred,_o_árabe_louco asked to be renamed Special:CentralAuth/Alhazred. And a question: can users ask to be renamed by themselves, without my intervention?--Wedhro (talk) 05:07, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello? I told Alhazred to request a global rename but users Protogreco and Anse1997 temp still need to be merged into Anse1997 (final name).--Wedhro (talk) 08:22, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Still waiting for an answer...--Wedhro (talk) 17:39, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Merges done. John (talk) 19:29, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Renaming user/Impersonation

Hi, Apologies if this is not in the correct place but asked at and was told to come back here,
I've found out yesterday that someone had registered my Wikimedia username (User:Davey2010) here and at allthetropes in 2018 and had vandalised the ATT project (no edits were made here),

I can completely understand my name being taken everywhere and I certainly never have an issue with it however in this specific case their userpage on the ATT page shows my name in blue and orange[2] (which was clearly taken from one of my Wikimedia userpages (example),

The other problem is that now when you search "Davey2010" on Google both this project and the ATT one both show up (and so if random people searched my name both of these would immediately pop up and would clearly give the impression the person here and there is me),

So I was wondering if there was any possibility that on both projects that "Davey2010" could be renamed to something else, and then this account (Davey2010WP) be renamed to Davey2010?

As I said given both projects appear in Google and both are Wikis (as opposed to completely different websites) I feel this could certainly cause a lot of confusion,

Many thanks,

Dave. (Davey2010WP (talk) 01:59, 25 April 2019 (UTC))

It would appear this person originally found me through one of the Babel boxes on Wikimedia Commons given this and this however they also state they live in the UK and France (I state here the only country I've ever visited is France, Anyway many thanks, Davey2010WP (talk) 02:10, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello and welcome! I deleted the first instance of this request in favor of this version at the bottom of the page. I have no power to grant the request, but I recently noted that someone registered here my Wikipedia user name with the apparent attempt to mislead/impersonate. @Void: blocked it on all Miraheze wikis with the summary "impersonation and disruptive intent".
In your case, the user in question has already been blocked from ATT, summary "Being an asshole to mods after being given a rather mild time out". In my opinion, your note that this user has imitated your Wikipedia user page is decisive that he is not here in good faith. Spıke (talk)02:13 25-Apr-2019

BTW backups on static are useful.

Please don't discontinue XML and image dumps on static. Without users being able to use the API to make their own XML dumps it's much more useful than DataDump. Special:DataDump is inconvenient, it's too interactive. Static allows easily keeping an up to date copy locally with wget, without interaction. Rob Kam (talk) 13:38, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for the feedback! You can open up DataDump by granting view-dump right to *. Paladox (talk) 00:14, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Images not uploaded with MSUpload

Hello :) Last night I was uploading images using MSUpload and some were not loaded. There was a 503 error, I reloaded the page after a few minutes and since then, every time I upload images, always a few fail. It has been uploaded but the file is empty. There are many images to upload individually, what to do? Thank you :) User:Sandro

@Sandro: Is this still happening? What is the URL of your wiki? Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:38, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes Reception123, I tried to upload a few and everything was fine except at the end, of 113 the last 3 have failed. It's rare that in the File List, in (file) the image is seen, but in file.png it says that 'There is no file with this name', but it's uploaded. The URL is '' User:Sandro

Rename me

Can you rename me as User:JJTA1211 to User:JordanB2049?

Please request renames here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:38, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Plz Rename me

Can you rename me as User:Nathan on Miraheze? The reason is because I folded up Wiki

And can you hide everything I've contributed?

Please request renames here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:38, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Merge Accounts

Hey, I already asked for a rename but this is my back-up plan (because I'm assuming it got declined). Could this account and my Beta.003 one be merged under this name? I feel more comfortable using this one, thanks! Narissa (talk) 08:15, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Since you've confirmed this merge with both accounts (here), we can do the user merge. However, in order for this to work properly, your final account (Narissa) needs to exist on all wikis that Beta.003 exists on. To do this, simply visit alternatehistory, altverse, conworld, differenthistory, futurehistory, ininfinitum, lwdfoundation and template while logged in as Narissa. If you don't want to do that, there is another way to handle it, just let me know if I should do that instead. Thanks! -- Void Whispers 14:21, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
Finished! No, thank you! I really appreciate it. Narissa (talk) 16:05, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 16:29, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
Tysm!! Beta 16:35, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Delete my wiki without recover

Hello! Can you delete my wiki without recover, please? We grateful you for miraheze, but now we found another place for the project.

This wiki with all pages need to delete: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asketoff (talkcontribs)

I set the wiki as closed to prevent new edits while pending deletion by a system admin. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 19:21, 28 April 2019 (UTC) Wiki

Hello, I amnot sure if I am right here but I found no better place.

1. I can't login at Miraheze Phabricator.

2. I filled out the Wiki request form but dont be sure if I did not misunderstood it.

  Could you change please:
  Database name:     mxlinuxusersdewiki
  Sitename:          MX Linux Users DE Wiki
  URL:      (I set a CNAME to your server)

3. I found no place where to state that I wish to use Let's Encrypt --Peter Littmann (talk) 07:12, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Please delete User:Peter li

I created the user by mistake. --Peter Littmann (talk) 07:15, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

MX Linux Users DE Wiki

Thanks a lot for creating the wiki. But the access is now working on and not When I access I get a information that there is not the right certifacate. and when I circumvent this I get a page with "Welcome to Miraheze" shown.

I have crated the wiki. subdomain on my Domain like described on the Custom domains page and set the CNAME entry pointing to I pleased you to use a Let's Encrypt certificate.

So I wonder whats going wrong. Is there anything I can do to better the situation? --Peter Littmann (talk) 12:54, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Change to interlanguage link

Hi, I need an entry to be changed in the interlanguage prefixes table from (the table at the bottom): de needs to link to$1 because the previous one redirects to their dead wiki on Fandom. --Wedhro (talk) 08:28, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:30, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

User global block request

Hi, I will like to block the IP address My sister, Jasmine, is trying to spam Miraheze Meta and my wikis using her IP address (her IP address is where I mainly edit on), but I prevented her to do so. Can you globally block the ip address listed above? That way she cannot spam my wiki.
LegoMaster (talk - contribs - logs - block log - global contribs) 10:50, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

@LegoMaster: There are no contributions on Meta listed for that IP. Please indicate which other wikis there has been activity from this IP on in order for us to take action. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:31, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
@Reception123: See Special:AbuseLog. LegoMaster (talk Account information: block logcontribslogsabuse logCentralAuth) 10:14, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
@LegoMaster: I don't feel that an anon-only block on an IP address is needed just because there were a handful of entries in one wiki's abuse log. I would only recommend taking action if all of a sudden your account was used abusively or the IP was used so much as to that it flooded the abuse log, making it difficult to see other information. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 15:30, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
The log has been updated, LegoMaster (talk Account information: block logcontribslogsabuse logCentralAuth) 12:04, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

How can I change the discription of 「Manage my wiki's extension」

I want to add description to simply narrative what extension can do of each. In English, It's difficult to read and realize for zh user.-- Fukahire (talk)

Do you mean Manage a wiki's extensions description. Asapo (talk) 05:00, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, Special:ManageWikiExtensions's description-- Fukahire (talk)
I think you can modify MediaWiki:Managewiki-extensions-header in your wiki. Asapo (talk) 08:56, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
How to use? -- Fukahire (talk)
If you edit that page to be the translated version of the message, it will show up for all users as the translated version. Alternately, the messages could be translated using I could always set it if you provide a translation. -- Void Whispers 15:45, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
Sorry to keep you waiting so long, this is my translation, and thank you very much.-- Fukahire (talk)

DP exception

hello folks! I am the admin of crest.miraheze (University of Roehampton - UK)

The Wiki has picked up nicely and despite some initial resistance the team has started to appreciate the platform and there is now a significant amount of text. We are using the wiki to write documentation about procedures and internal policies of our research group. However, at some point I think the amount of editing may plateau .. and frequency of editing will decrease. I read about the dormancy policy and I was worried that we could get suspended if (say) we slow down with the editing. Are we eligible for a DP exception?

Done. John (talk) 14:49, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Deletion Request

Hello, I need to get my wiki deleted ( I formerly had a plan to use it, but I had no time to dedicate to the project, and I didn't want to wait for the time to run out.

Monarch (talk) 16:58, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

I would like to report a ban evader that vandalized a page about him

(This report was made by LanomniZ)

Hello Stewards, i would like to report a ban evader that vandalized a page about him
The name of him is JJTA1211, which recently made an account to vandalize
He made many other accounts, which is quite troubling, could you globally lock them?

His accounts

  1. JJTA1211
  2. 2601:6C3:8300:5D0:F09E:6F0D:D1BC:A260
  3. 2600:1700:5F20:36E0:2D13:C605:29D8:ADBA
  4. 2600:1700:5F20:36E0:A1E1:E327:CF7A:7B93
  5. JJTAM
  7. 2600:1700:5F20:36E0:B85C:28E8:74BB:3A69
  10. GyrosAndSparks
  11. Jordan Baumann (Aka the one who vandalized)
  • JJTA1211 is related to the following accounts: Vyond and GyrosAndSparks. The account "Jordan Baumann" and JJTAM are both completely unrelated to each other, and to any other account I could find. As such, the only account I have locked is Jordan Baumann. I will make no comment with respect to the IP addresses. -- Void Whispers 22:19, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't know about the vandalism. I have patrolled several edits to User:JJTA1211, the gist of all of them being to announce his retirement from Miraheze and to blame the move on hate from other users. (The claim is now made in a tweet.) For what it's worth. Spıke (talk)00:42 10-May-2019

User can't login after merge

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/Anse1997 says he can't log in with neither his new password nor the old one he used to have before the merge, and asking for a password reset only results on him being told no email address was set for that account (it was, he says). There's anything that can be done?--Wedhro (talk) 21:24, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@Wedhro: sorry for the delay, it seems as though John merged the new account into the old one, which sets the account information to that of the old account. We could redo the merge. Note for anyone who completes this that you have to merge the old account into the new account, and then rename the account so that it has the name of the old one. -- Void Whispers 15:42, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
@Void: any update? The user says he still can't login.--Wedhro (talk) 17:40, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

How do I edit the CSS file for my wiki?

How do I edit the CSS file for my wiki? I am currently using the Vector skin. Let's say my wiki is I have poked around in the Special pages and all the settings and extensions pages and cannot find a way to edit the CSS. Thanks! --Bulrush (talk) 13:08, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

CSS is editable through the page MediaWiki:Common.css or through MediaWiki:Vector.css. Common.css applies to all users regardless of their skin, while Vector.css only applies to the skin. -- Void Whispers 15:52, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Ok I must not be editing the right link. I tried editing, saved it, and reloaded my wiki page, nothing changed. This is what I put into the file:
/* This CSS overrides all skins on 
h1 {border-top: 4px solid black;
margin-top: 4pt;

What's the full URL that I'm supposed to edit? Bulrush (talk) 13:40, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Ok I got it. It's Bulrush (talk) 13:48, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
@Bulrush: There is one other thing that could go wrong. When you refresh a page, MediaWiki is smart enough to ask for fresh copies of all the files that went into the rendering of that page. But MediaWiki is not smart enough to detect that the CSS has changed. So you should flush your browser's cache (Ctrl-F5 in Mozilla). Spıke (talk)20:52 13-May-2019

Please add bureaucrat authority to me

I'm founder of "Wikitrivia (".

I'd like to use ManageWiki, but I can't because I don't have bureaucrat authority. Please add it to me. --SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 08:16, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. -- Void Whispers 18:56, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Cannot set me onto bureaucrat on

Hello, when I'm going to add some extension, I don't see Administration section. after seeing my user rights, I noticed that the bureaucrat checkbox has been disabled. can you please enabled it, so I can add some extension? Theresnoname (talk) 09:56, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. -- Void Whispers 18:56, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

I need to report a wiki

So theres this one wiki called Horrid Reception Wikis Wiki, and they made a hate article out of me, and I need you to either delete the article, unban me, and then give the admins a warning, or shut down the wiki.


PS. Make sure you contact Mar & Stickman's local officials. (And what Local Officials are, is the Government.)

Signed - User:Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze

I'm going to assume from what I've seen that this has been resolved elsewhere. Even if it hasn't, my response is still going to be that moving on is your best course of action. -- Void Whispers 01:22, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't have bureaucrat-rights for my new wiki

Hello! Thank you for creating my wiki "IKgroßeGruppenWiki" ( Unfortunately, I don't have bureaucrat-rights for that wiki - at the moment I only have user-rights for this account. Could you please give me bureaucrat-rights? Thank you! User:IKGroßeGruppenWiki

Looks to have been fixed, let us know if you need anything else! -- Void Whispers 16:22, 16 May 2019 (UTC)


Freckles needs to be globally locked as an obvious sockpuppet. They've self-admitted on their user page that they are User:DoveWindsor, which in turn is a sock of User:Louise3. Amanda Catherine (talk) 15:28, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Taken care of by John. SA 13 Bro (talk) 18:40, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Extension issues on Atrocious Deviants Wiki

The blog extension appears to be corrupted.


Theresnoname (talk) 11:53, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

As it looks like a technical issue to me, maybe it's a good idea to file a ticket on phabricator.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:34, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Please delete my account

Please delete my account. Goodbye, Miraheze users! This account will be replaced by the new account name Fungster. LegoMaster (talk Account information: block logcontribslogsabuse logCentralAuth) 02:24, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Additionally, please remove all the rights that LegoMaster has. Thank you. Fungster (talk) 03:57, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
An account cannot be deleted (even if you stop using it). However, your request for removal of rights may be handled by the Stewards.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:50, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Can you make me an admin and bureaucrat on Talented Deviants Wiki.?

The founder and admin and bureucrat of Talented Deviants Wiki, Queenspace rarely active on that wiki. I want to enable some extensions on that wiki. Theresnoname (talk) 04:32, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

You may be granted the rights if you have reached a community agreement (please provide us the link to the page if any). However, if not, the permissions will probably not be given. If your purpose of having it is focused on managing Extensions, you may ask us to enable some extensions on the community noticeboard so that wiki managers can handle it.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:33, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Delete my wiki

Hello! I wish for my wiki to be deleted

Sorry for the late response, but now it's filed as a phab ticket here.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:36, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

How do I make a default page when new pages are created?

There may be multiple users that can edit my wiki. I would like to have Category:All on the bottom of every new created page without multiple users having to remember to do that manually. Is there a way I can make a wiki template which will be copied into a new page whenever a new page is created? Thank you! Bulrush (talk) 14:24, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Here is one solution: You can create a page that users call to create a new page; it can use DPL, and the <inputbox>...</inputbox> tag that creates the edit window can use the preload parameter to specify what is initially in that edit window, from a different file. These contents could include Category:All. This solution does not prevent the creator of the page from removing the category. Another solution is to write a 'bot that periodically cycles through every page not in the category and adds it; I don't know how to do this. Spıke (talk)21:18 13-May-2019

Ok, maybe I'm not asking the right question. When I backup my wiki I want to backup all pages, and I was going to use the Category:All to add all pages to the export list. Is there another way to export all pages to back them up to a local file on my PC? Bulrush (talk) 12:16, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Bulrush You can do this via Special:DataDump or with Special:AllPages and Special:Export. Isn't that what you're looking for? Hispano76 (talk) 14:08, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
It depends on size of your wiki (whether to use Special:DataDump or to use Special:Export), but perhaps Special:AllPages can provide a list as well.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:17, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't have permissions to view or do Special:DataDumps and I assume I cannot give myself that permission. Usually I backup my wiki using Special:Export but I have to type in a category to get and export pages in that category, when really I want to backup all pages in that wiki. I've tried a category of '+' and '*' and neither work to give me all pages. If I forget to add a Category of 'All' to a page then that page doesn't get backed up. Any ideas how I can back up all pages of a wiki using Special:Export? Bulrush (talk) 10:08, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

You can give yourself the permission from Special:ManageWikiPermissions on your wiki (which should be: view-dump, generate-dump, and possibly delete-dump).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:03, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

How do I set the max image size that can be uploaded?

The default settings seems to be 250mb, that seems a bit excessive. I poked around in all the settings screens and can't seem to find the setting. If the max size just for my wiki is 5mb that's fine. Bulrush (talk) 12:27, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

As it's a technical issue, perhaps you should ask it on Phabricator instead.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:47, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (16)

Hi, user Special:CentralAuth/Debunker needs to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/Debuncher. Also, Special:CentralAuth/Anse1997 is still unable to log in after his temporary account Special:CentralAuth/Anse1997 temp was merged.--Wedhro (talk) 08:29, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Anse1997 will need to be redone from the top, unless there is another way to confirm their identity to reset their password. -- Void Whispers 20:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
He confirmed his identity by writing on my Fandom message wall with his old account: - Anyway, what do you mean by "to be redone from the top", should he create a new temporary account?--Wedhro (talk) 09:27, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that is unfortunately what has to be done. -- Void Whispers 15:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Please delete all cgs prefaced files on scruffy wiki.

I've tried with "Mass delete" aka Special:Nuke on scruffywiki but it just deletes the same 31 files over and over, even though they're already deleted. See also T4390. Please would a steward delete all files with names beginning with "cgs" on scruffywiki? -- Rob Kam (talk) 19:24, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Doing now. -- Void Whispers 20:28, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. -- Rob Kam (talk) 21:49, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for checking back in so late, but can you confirm that they have all been deleted? -- Void Whispers 15:17, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Change my username

I'd like to request a username change. Is there any catches I should know before I request my username to be changed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Obscured Titan (talkcontribs)

@Obscured Titan: Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:50, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

All Wikis usergroup seemed to be back as default setting

@Void: There's seemed to be all Wikis usergroup has back to default setting, this could be possible cause by an bugs. Can you have a look at public test wiki? Which the Consuls usergroup had been disappear, and now the Bureaucrats tester were have the technical ability to modify the Manage wiki settings. Just in case occurrence any kind of security issues. SA 13 Bro (talk) 15:32, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello, we are sorry that you lost your groups last night. There was a incident last night which resulted in all groups being overwritten. So we had to restore all wiki's to the default groups in order to restore services to wikis. Paladox (talk) 15:47, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your notice, it seemed the Consuls usergroup on public test wiki has been fixed now. SA 13 Bro (talk) 19:20, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
All the permissions should be fixed by now, according to phab:T4405. If there are still remaining problems, however, please let us know.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 02:17, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Sure, thanks for your request the task help at phabricator. :) I occasionally were on here to monitor the circumstances and do some Chinese language translation on the documentation pages, although I had my busy works in real life time. SA 13 Bro (talk) 17:26, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
P.S. According to phab:T4413, the restoration was made based on backup created on May 5th. Permission changes since then might not be restored and should be turned back manually. Please see Special:log/managewiki on your wiki to check if your wiki is affected. This will apply globally.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:26, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
There's seemed to be no issues to restore the May 5th permission settings for public test wiki, so it should be definitely okay for PTW. SA 13 Bro (talk) 16:21, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Enable TwoColConflict on Miraheze Meta

Please enable TwoColConflict extension on Miraheze Meta so that users can resolve edit conflicts more easily. - PlavorSeol (T | C) 15:01, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Please ask our wiki managers. Fungster My talk | My contributions | FMF Meta | CA 06:59, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
As no one seems to be opposing, now it's Yes check.svg Done :)--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:44, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

administrator and bureaucrant,

Hi I was an Admin in beidipedia. Wiki. Com, but I stopped editing, with a bunch of active users after changes that was imposed on us by wiki. I accidentally found out that you guys brought the old style back. We are OK now but eventually there will be more traffic and vandalism . So , if it is OK with you guys I'd like to take the responsibilities of be bureac/Admin. In beidipedia.miraheze.or Photo1 (talk) 16:19, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@Photo1: Please make this request locally, and if it is successful a Steward will grant the rights. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:32, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
@Reception123: I have talked to the community before to recommend to have a local admin/crat, because there seems to be no active admin/crat (because of Dysk's absence) while the wiki itself has been active (and as far as I know, no global volunteers understand Arabic so far).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:02, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
@Photo1: As I said on your talk page on beidipedia before, we would like to have a link to the community decision provided to us (though considering the fact that beidipedia is one of the uncycs that were kicked out from wikia/fandom, being an admin and/or a crat before your migration seems to be a valid reason to have your permissions back).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:02, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Is there any way to verify that? -- Void Whispers 00:09, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
I should've said "if it's true," to be clear. As the former-fandom wiki is now deleted, there's actually no way to confirm it (which is why we still need a clear community decision page).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 00:30, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Please give me sysop rights

Hello. A steward must give me the right to be an administrator. Please??? Mohamed Saed (talk) 21:02, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Mohamed Saed: If you are talking about Meta, rights are given based on requests for permissions. However, requesting rights right after creating an account is a sign of hat collecting, and therefore they will not be given. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:29, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
@Mohamed Saed: Asking for sysop decreases the chance of having it.--MCpillager (talk) 14:47, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (17)

User Anse1997 has created one more temporary account in order to get his original account back (first time it didn't work), so I'm asking to merge Special:CentralAuth/Anse1997 tries again in Special:CentralAuth/Anse1997. He confirmed his identity on my message wall on Fandom, here.--Wedhro (talk) 22:37, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 23:33, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Finally!!! Thank you so much, Void! --Anse1997 (talk) 16:16, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Getting rid of bureaucrat rights.

Hello, a user on wants to get rid of his bureaucrat rights but no one can remove them including himself. Worth noting that the rights had been given with an infinite duration so he cannot wait for them to expire. Is there a way to remove them, if it is even possile? Thank you in advance. Grand Albert (talk) 06:07, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

@Grand Albert: It is only possible for the rights to be removed by a Steward. @Void: @John:. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:15, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
You may change the configurations so that a bureaucrat can remove bureaucrat permissions from Special:ManageWikiPermissions -> "Group Assignments". Just check "Can remove from others" and/or "Can remove from self" for "Bureaucrats". If you do not want to change the settings, however, you may ask a steward to remove their permission.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:28, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done This time, I have done removing by myself. However, if your community wishes to allow bureaucrats to remove their permission locally, you can still fix it in the way I wrote above.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:36, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
All right, thanks. Grand Albert (talk) 17:13, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy exemption for

I made this wiki for documentation on user-made ZScript libraries for the GZDoom source port for the game Doom, and as such, it's meant mainly to be read, not edited frequently. It'd be great if it could be given some form of exemption from the Dormancy Policy.
Phantombeta (talk) 17:48, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

@Phantombeta: There is currently not a lot of content on the Miraheze wiki. Will there be more content added in the future that would justify this exemption? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:14, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikibase (Client)

Please enable on Wikibase (Client) on WikiLaw. Thank you, –MJLTalk 19:11, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I really can't use the wiki until someone with managewiki-restricted permissions does this. –MJLTalk 01:01, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Hello, we haven’t got Wikibase Client quite working yet. Though I’ve gone and enabled it for you! Paladox (talk) 14:18, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Paladox: Well that's good enough for me! (lol) Thank you, –MJLTalk 05:23, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

SSL Certificate invalid

Hello, I use CloudFlare to cache my wiki and use its Universal SSL certificate. My wiki,, also uses a LetsEncrypt SSL cert. If I set CloudFlare's SSL security to "Full (Strict)" (i.e. origin must have a validated SSL certificate), I receive an error 526, Invalid SSL certificate. I can override this by changing to "Full", which allows invalid SSL certificates from the origin (usually for self-signed certs) but I would prefer to be in this state as little as possible.

If I bypass CloudFlare entirely, it looks like the LetsEncrypt certificate expired yesterday and was not renewed (see screenshot here).

Thanks for your help! NotoriousRBG (talk) 02:03, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Hello, if you set it so your domain does not use the cloud flare caching, we will be able to renew the domain. Apologies (I must have missed the domain). Paladox (talk) 02:33, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
I've renewed the ssl cert now! Also we doin't allow you to use cloudflare caching see Custom Domains - Cloudflare. Paladox (talk) 13:31, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Done. NotoriousRBG (talk) 14:46, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Special:ManageWiki has some problems. I want all the wikis in the Hypomedia Foundation (the foundation that i own) to have all the managewiki permissions restricted to the user right Hypomedia Foundation System Administrator and not b-crats. Please do this for all HMF wikis. Please also change the settings at [3] and [4]. Thank you.
Cheers, Fungster My talk | My contributions | FMF Meta | CA 05:13, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Also, please, after doing this action, please give me the right 'Hypomedia_Foundation_System_Administrators" locally on this wiki. Fungster My talk | My contributions | FMF Meta | CA 05:17, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment section on

The comment is broken as if I tried to comment on it, it's doesn't do anything. the same happens to the social extensions. --Theresnoname (talk) 07:17, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Not a Bureaucrat

Greetings. I had my wiki created yesterday and when I wanted to access Special:ManageWiki I realized that my user (DanialTP) did not have Bureaucrat permissions and could not manage the wiki despite being the only user on the wiki. Here: you can see that I only have administrator powers and not a bureaucrat, while here: you can see that I am the only user.

It would be great if I could be given bureaucrat powers such that I can use the ManageWiki function especially since I created the wiki. Thanks!

Hello, i've deleted and recreated your wiki. You are now a Bureaucrat!. (You will have to re upload the files though). Paladox (talk) 14:13, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

A little doubt...

  • Dude, it's possible to rename users in Miraheze wikis?
  • It's possible to check the user's logs/registers (CheckUser)?
  • I created the Founder members group in Rewiki, but i'm forbidden to choose this permission for me (gray option).

-Haizaki (talk) 15:49, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Both are possible, but the action itself is limited to Stewards and Staff as necessary. Renaming should be done by a user requesting it through Special:GlobalRenameRequest, and the page CheckUser should outline how we use that tool. To get into a custom group, you can do something akin to going to Special:ManageWiki/permissions/bureaucrat and using the Group Assignments tab to make it so that the bureaucrat can add and remove the Founder group. Once you've added it to yourself, you can then disallow bureaucrats from adding the Founder group. -- Void Whispers 16:41, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Right. I'll try this.Haizaki (talk) 16:50, 8 June 2019 (UTC)


  • That wiki spread lies and is a bullying wiki created by trolls. --Theresnoname (talk) 02:27, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
    • and? --Haizaki (talk) 04:34, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
      • It's just a troll wiki with false information. --Theresnoname (talk) 06:27, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
I posted a task on Phabricator. Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 11:32, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Haha. Delete the Uncyclopedias too.Haizaki (talk) 14:13, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

A user who does not have consensus from the wiki to delete it can't simply request deletion like that. If there is a problem with the wiki such as a global policy or Terms of Use violation, please report that instead so it can be investigated. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:25, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser Request

Can we please get a CheckUser on the All The Tropes users Mohamed Saed, Fungster and MohamedG92? We suspect the latter two to be sockpuppets used to evade a tempban on the first.

Thank you. -- Looney Toons (talk) 15:38, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Request noted, though this is now a Terms of Use issue, I’m declining this on that basis but will look into it separately shortly as a separate matter, which will be dealt with out requiring further intervention from you. John (talk) 15:54, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
All unrelated. John (talk) 16:14, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Looney Toons (talk) 17:14, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser request

Hi, can a steward do a check user on the following accounts?

The vztekker
Betawiki forever, pillage never
Mc pii nagger
Mr pi11ag3r

These accounts are behaving in the same way. Thanks! MCpillager (talk) 17:06, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done with the exception of a few accounts that appeared unrelated. -- Void Whispers 18:39, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Void: can you list the related accounts?--MCpillager (talk) 11:15, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
If they weren't locked, they are unrelated. -- Void Whispers 01:39, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

한국동요위키's sitename problem 한국동요위키's name is broken. it's name is '한국동요위키', but because of error, it's name was broked and changed to 한국동요위키 --Dongyomania (talk) 03:12, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

sitename of was broked too. --Dongyomania (talk) 03:19, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

You'll have to fix it with Special:ManageWiki. Should just have to replace the broken name with the intended one. -- Void Whispers 04:40, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
I hate to say this, but some issues are caused by our tech staff, and I think they are responsible for fixing them back. Why do you ask the local crats to fix them by themselves instead (which in many cases won't work because they are no longer active)?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:59, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
I have checked all the Japanese wikis to find that there are about 20 wikis with non-active crats (and not all of them are dead communities to be clear). The Japanese group is probably not the largest non-English community, and it's likely that we still have dozens of wikis suffering from a similar situation - broken names, with some of them still have their permission groups unfixed.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:09, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Please delete all 73 of "Category:CGS Serge kit image" files on sdiywiki

Please would a steward delete all 73 of the files in "Category:CGS Serge kit image" from sdiywiki? -- Rob Kam (talk) 16:25, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Just as a side note, these kind of things are done by sysadmins and not stewards :) Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:48, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Rob Kam (talk) 17:53, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete wikis

Hi, I am a former wiki creator. Can any of the sysadmins delete the wikis below?

Those wikis are wikis that are closed or abandoned. Thank you. Cheers, --Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 13:02, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done. The listed wikis will no longer be accessible. The data of the wikis, however, will still be available until it is completely deleted from our database.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (18)

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/Pelle_95 is a temporary account of Special:CentralAuth/IPelle created in order to inherit its edits etc. so please merge the former in the latter. Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 17:29, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, sorry for the delay.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:27, 21 June 2019 (UTC)


Can I create an alternative account? Now I lost the password of LegoMaster again, and since the account will and might not be used again, I have removed the email address on it. Can I create an alternative account Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 06:07, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

You can create multiple accounts if you wish, as having multiple accounts itself is allowed on Miraheze (as a whole). However, I don't get your point what you are asking us for. If you don't use the account LegoMaster, you can leave it alone (even if you forgot the password).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:04, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
If the use of multiple accounts are allowed, so how can Lawrence-Prairies be locked for using multiple accounts Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 14:17, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Because they use the multiple accounts to abuse/violate policies on MH Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:34, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Changing my username

Hi, I was wondering if the username of my account (Special:CentralAuth/Insesistente) could be changed to 'Inesistente'. Thanks in advance Insesistente (talk) 09:52, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

@Insesistente: Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. ——Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 11:40, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

How can I see the progress of my new wiki?

Last night I requested a new wiki:MX Linux users en and it was created but only wiith the But I wanted it to be accessed by Therefore I registered the domain, created the subdomain and point it to your site. I did also a request on Phabricator for a Let's encript certificate. So I ask: Is there a possibility to see the progress over all steps? --Peter Littmann (talk) 04:27, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

You can set up your notifications on phab from your setting page there, that will allow you to recieve e-mail notification of the progress of phab tasks. In addition, your phab ticket (in this case, which is phab:T4486) page will note every related progress and comments.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:46, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
So it hangs only at phab and Let's encript now? Do they work on sundays? Whats about the link from...
We are all volunteers, and if our tech staffs are active, they may work on Sundays as well. The link above shows the phab ticket page of your request.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:45, 23 June 2019 (UTC) subdomain(I forward it to to my Miraheze subdomain? There is also something to do or not? --Peter Littmann (talk) 06:51, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
After the setup is done, will be redirected to I think you've already followed our guidelines on custom domains, but if not, please follow the process written there.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:56, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
I think so, its not that difficult to understand. I like to update the german translation now to follow the english one which is most actual and accurat I think. --Peter Littmann (talk) 07:14, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

State of my new wiki: MX Linux users en?

What happens here? Should I worry me? Or is this normal at this state? The creation was not noted in the Farmer Log and I am only a user and not a bureaucrat so no chance to change something. --Peter Littmann (talk) 12:23, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Fixed -- Void Whispers 17:18, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for exemption from the dormancy policy

Hello, we are currently working on our wiki "IKgroßeGruppenWiki" and I want to ask if our wiki could be exempted from the dormancy policy. We're gathering a pool of didactic methods that can be used in library courses. The wiki will be open for our community to add new methods but it will most likely be used primarily as a research-platform. So we can't guarantee that there will be enough changes and contributions within 60 days to prevent it from being deleted. We are very grateful for your great service! IKGroßeGruppenWiki (talk) 09:07, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Now exempted.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:09, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Please enable Interwiki for MX Linux users

I am the founder of the german MX Linux users de wiki and also the english MX Linux users en wiki. Now I like to request Interwiki enabled so that we can use the links under languages in the sidebar and hopefully placing en:pagename when stated on a german page also works like on the german wikipedia articles. --Peter Littmann (talk) 03:20, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done en and de added.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:09, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete our wiki

I have already sent a request to delete a site to which there was no response. Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 9#Removing_the_error_wiki But for some reason you moved my request to the archive. I repeat it again.

Please completely delete the unfinished site, since it was created when the Absurdopedia's community on Wikia was looking for a place to move. None of the authors of the Absurdopedia will rule there. We have already created a site on an independent hosting, --Тэйтанка (talk) 19:12, 17 March 2019 (UTC) --Тэйтанка (talk) 13:51, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:44, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Making The Notice A Global Notice

@John, Void, Southparkfan, NDKilla, and 開拓者: Can you make the global notice "There is currently a Request for Comment about changes to the Content Policy." ? Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 12:21, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

I think it's handled by technical staffs.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:35, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Then email the tech staff! --Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 13:38, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Please calm down. Our activities are all done on a voluntary basis, and I would not want to see anyone asking us to take actions using an imperative form like this. We're not forced to do anything.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:49, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

About a Recent Global Lock

A few hours ago, my main account, Marseillaise, was globally locked due to "cross-wiki abuse". (This was an account I had made for testing at the Public Test Wiki.) I know I have been disruptive here at Meta, and I can understand being blocked here, even indefinitely. However, I was not disruptive at any other wikis on the Miraheze network. I mostly tested at the Public Test Wiki, with occasional edits at a few other wikis. I would really like to have my Marseillaise account unlocked so I can continue testing on the test wiki, and I won't be disruptive any more. Thank you. Legend (talk) 00:21, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

I found out that you have been vandalizing our wikis mainly as an anonymous IP user. It's an obvious case of cross-wiki abuse, and thus dealt as so.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:55, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Please also lock this account as a sockpuppet. - PlavorSeol (T | C) 06:23, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
It's already been locked by Zppix.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:25, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Request to delete several wikis


Project restructuring Hispano76 (talk) 21:52, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Now they are marked as deleted, but you can still request for undeletion or data dump until they are completely deleted.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:25, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Wiki deletion request

At Special:Diff/76951 a request to delete the wiki was made. Amanda Catherine (talk) 13:41, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your notification, and now it's Yes check.svg Done.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:56, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (19)

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/KITT01_temp needs to inherit Special:CentralAuth/KITT01's edits etc. Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 19:44, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. John (talk) 20:17, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Import from Wikia

For Incubator Plus to function we have to import the entirety of the Wikia version (including full page history). The size of the xml dump, however, seems to be something the servers tend to dislike. In other words, Miraheze keeps crashing. Is there any way the stewards can be of help? :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 14:07, 4 July 2019 (UTC) P.S.: The move was anticipated here.

Follow the instructions at Imports. The dump needs to be imported by a sysadmin. -- Void Whispers 16:13, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! That's the page I was looking for :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 19:22, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Help regarding my naxvbox template

On my wiki (, I wish to make my navboxes appear like in Wikipedia. I have got most of this appearance, but there is no separation between the group elements on the navbox. For context, these are my navboxes:

And this is how Wikipedia navboxes look like.

I would be grateful for any advice on how to visually separate the group elements of the navbox. Thank you. OIMGov (talk) 18:51, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

I'm not seeing anything wrong, perhaps it's a caching issue on your end? -- Void Whispers 21:18, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
It did is fixed Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 11:09, 6 July 2019 (UTC)


Since I had my wikicreator rights removed, I want to start over at a new account. Please also make the usernames Ofreporter, LegoMaster and Fungster (this account) oversighted completely from the Special:CentralAuth.

The report for the vandalism that led to my removal of WC rights is here. The vandalism os at the same IP address as mine, but at first I thought it was my sister, but it is actually somebody else using the same IP address as mine. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks, and all the best,
--Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 23:48, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

My new username will be Znotch190711. Fungster (contribs - email - CA) 02:41, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi. Znotch190711 (talk) 02:49, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Uh, this is not Wikipedia, and if you wish to start all over with a new account, all you need to do is not to tell anyone that your account is identical to the older account(s), abandon the old ones, and just use the new one.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:17, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

How to nominate somebody as a sysadmin?

On Tech:Timelines, it says that some sysadmins are temporary and some are permanent. How do you nominate somebody as a sysadmin? 開拓者 is the candidate. -- Cheers, Znotch190711 (Contribs - My wiki - CA) 12:13, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

All sysadmins are permanent - there is no such thing as a temporary appointment to date. Sysadmins candidates are either asked to apply by an existing member of Operations or otherwise make their intention known via the process described on Tech:Access policy. No one else is able to nominate someone else for the role, any such nominations will be rejected summarily by a member of Operations on a basis of process. Answered in capacity as an Operations member, not a steward. John (talk) 12:54, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, but I'm not a specialist in dealing with phab related issues, and thus would like to keep myself as it is - at least, until I become sure that I know enough about system-related stuffs. Besides, I don't even have a GitHub account.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 18:05, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Bug on flow extension on Atrocious Deviants Wiki

Whenever I tried to post a reply with a link on it, "[(random numbers)] Caught exception of type Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError" happened. --Theresnoname (talk) 01:34, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Is this still happening or was it just a temporary error? Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:56, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Exemption Request

Hello, can you please exempt our three wikis from the dormancy policy?

Exemption Reason: Wikis made to be read. These wikis are our personal projects. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keznen (talkcontribs)

Yes check.svg Done, your wikis are now exempted from the Dormancy Policy. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:56, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Gustave London CheckUser and Oversight in Centopédia(Farmwiki)

As the title says, I need it on my wiki.Gustave London (talk) 14:49, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

(non-steward comment) What do you need them for? Under most circumstances, CheckUser and Oversight aren't granted as permanent local rights due to the Privacy Policy, and rather a steward will handle the situation on request (by temporarily assigning the rights to themselves and then removing them when done). Amanda Catherine (talk) 14:52, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Quando não tiver stewards disponíveis.Gustave London (talk) 14:56, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Just a note that the claim that it is due to the Privacy Policy is incorrect. As Amanda said, the current way that it is done is that Stewards deal with individual cases. The only way to get CheckUser or Oversight rights on any wiki is to request here, but the same requirements as for Stewards apply. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:58, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
I'll need this for only 1 weekGustave London (talk) 15:04, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gustave London: Unfortunately, that does not change the policy. There are active Stewards who are able to help you with such requests. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:06, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
X mark.png Not Done CentralAuth tells me that you are new, which is an enough reason to close this request. Generally speaking, we don't have any previous cases allowing local admins/crats to have CU/OS, and I think Stewards are fairly active enough to deal with cases requiring such perms.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:08, 19 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi there

I noticed that MatomoAnalytics doesn't work anymore , for the past 5 days , In . Is this a temporary problem or we have to do something about it ? . Thanks Photo1 (talk) 18:42, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

We are aware of the issue, thanks for the information - see Phab:T4569 RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contirbs · Rights -      around) 21:04, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

MatomoAnalytics still not working

Hi , The data on Matomo analytics are static , has not been changed for the past 3 days since it started operating again. it uses to give new data several times / day. Aoe1 (talk) 16:24, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi, i've started a script which will generate fresh stats. Apologies for the inconvenience. Paladox (talk) 16:44, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

I would like to recover the wiki ""

Good morning,

I am contacting you because I will wish to recover the wiki of our school. It's called "fablac". We are very disappointed not to find him again.

Thanks in advance. Have a beautiful day, Sophie

Hello and welcome! I am not a Steward, but I think your request would carry more weight if you were a registered user. Please pick a username! Spıke (talk)22:23 20-Mar-2019
Arbitrary timestamp for archival. — revi 10:46, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

How do i add a Infobox? i Know Barely anything about Coding on Wikis sadly.

Hi, i'm New here as i Moved from Wikia's Mass-Ad Festival to here which seems cleaner. Only Issue i have right now is Adding Infoboxes to my Wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Libya (talkcontribs)

Hello and welcome! Please read FAQ#How do I install infoboxes on my wiki, like Wikipedia has?. (Better yet, read the entire page!) Take care when importing code, because sometimes a template relies on other templates and you need to import them all. You're right that it's "cleaner" to edit here than at Wikia, where they are always breaking stuff. Templates are somewhat like subroutines in a programming language, and unfortunately, it will require learning about them, because even if you get them to work, you'll find you want to tweak them. Spıke (talk)13:48 23-Mar-2019
Arbitrary timestamp for archival. — revi 10:47, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

How do I get to the Special:ManageWiki to uncheck the "closed" box to reopen it

My wiki was closed for dormancy - and I would like to re-open it, but I don't know how to get to the Special:ManageWiki page to uncheck the "closed" box. DebyJolley

Surfing to the page (making an appropriate substitution for yourwiki) should get you there, though I do not know if other problems will prevent you from completing the operation. Spıke (talk)03:45 2-May-2019

Thank you, Spike!!

Arbitrary timestamp for archival. — revi 10:47, 27 July 2019 (UTC)


It has false information, infact its just a carbon copy of the same page on HRWW. 12:39, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

I deleted the page even through you are just MCPillager. Darkbitlikes 08:48 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Need an urgent help on Rotten Websites Wiki

While I got banned on Rotten Websites Wiki, one websites (that I can't tell) is now stalking me and I need to remove every information on my profile page. I cannot edit my profile page because I'm blocked so think you guys can erase everything on my profile page. Here's a link. Mar9122 (talk) 13:24, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

I tried deleting it, but apparently it didn't work. I think the only way to hide your profile is to make it "hidden" from Special:UpdateProfile.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 17:18, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

About AngryBirdsFan

He said KYS again, just because i vandalised a wiki. Stewards, feel free to glob. block him. He also forced others to treat him like a king and said that he can say KYS whenever he wants to. See here 4 proof: [5].MCpillager (talk) 11:49, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Excuse me, your statement is actually false. I clearly promised and gave him another chance that he won't say KYS or make racist statements on my watch. I don't about you, but are you causing drama, again, like Horrid Reception Wikis Wiki. I hope Like a boss999 doesn't appear to make lies about me, again, here. Mar9122 (talk) 15:23, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Bullshit! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze (talkcontribs)
@Mar9122: He just blocked me on ARGW for the reason "GTFO". Feel free to unblock me and remove his admin.BetaPillage (talk) 11:37, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Template wiki being spammed

On templatewiki, please could an abuse filter be added to block pages like these from being created and edited (see their histories)?

Strange that they don't include any external links. --Rob Kam (talk) 22:52, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

My request to change my username

This is Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze, I wanna change my name to InklingWoomy because I wanted to change my username.

User: Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze

Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Thanks! -- Void Whispers 21:45, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Can I readopt my yummy foods wiki

Knep (talk) 20:34, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

@Knep: Requests_for_adoption is used for adoption requests. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 20:41, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Can you do a wiki for me

make dreadful politics wiki, a wiki that hates sjws. Knep (talk) 20:35, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

@Knep: Please see Special:RequestWiki and our Content Policy ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 20:40, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (20)

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/Leofbrj_temp asked to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/Leofbrj. Thanks. --Wedhro (talk) 15:07, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 15:20, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Unable to upload files to wiki

After becoming an administrator at this wiki, I'm unable to upload any type of file to it.

Whenever I try it, the site returns a "Could not store file "tmp/..." at "mwstore://...". ―Enkyo 07:46, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Investigating... ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 08:09, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Reported at phab:T4600 - @Reception123: Please investigate. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 08:14, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
@Enkyo: This should be fixed now. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 20:20, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Exempt from Inactivity?

hi you can help me my 網路百科 choose set Exempt from Inactivity?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 07:13, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@Msnhinet8: 我不認為這是可能的。Znotch190711 (Contribs - My wiki - CA) 08:12, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
@Znotch190711: Any steward can set it if they are satisfied that @Msnhinet8:'s wiki meets the conditions set in the Dormancy Policy ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 08:14, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
  • 我希望我的網路百科可以永遠存在。--Msnhinet8 (talk) 08:18, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

New Statistics

Hi , could we get some new statistics (MatomoAnalytics) . That will be really appreciated , Thanks السر (talk) 14:56, 8 August 2019 (UTC)


  • Hi, can you remove "Administrateur" and "Administrateur d'interface" (sysop and interface sysop) status of "Vorlod"'s account. Thanks
    • (Sorry for my bad english)

Vorlod (talk) 16:00, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Vorlod: should be done. -- Void Whispers 14:02, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @Void: Vorlod (talk) 14:44, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


This person activities seen to me are quite dubious, can any stewards get the review on it? Thanks. SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:09, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

I've warned them on their talk page about their inappropriate username and wiki request (which I've declined), and they responded by accusing me of vandalism for blanking the misleading statement on their userpage. I think that at least a local Meta Wiki Block, if not a global lock, is in order. Amanda Catherine (talk) 01:25, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your review on it. Yeah, previously I also going to decline the user wiki request, but you has arrived your review job, now awaiting the stewards or local admins to get on it, I dubious that this vandal maybe a sock of somebody else. SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:38, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
I'd say that it's likely that they are a sock of Louise3/DoveWindsor, as a notable behavioral characteristic of their disruption was strange attempts to fork Wikipedia, among other things (and this was before Framgate and the forking discussions that occurred as a result of that). Amanda Catherine (talk) 02:09, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
I think a global lock must be applied Gustave London (talk) 20:31, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
@SA 13 Bro, Amanda Catherine, and Gustave London: The user has been Yes check.svg locked under the Terms of Use and I have in a position as a local administrator Yes check.svg already replaced his userpage with a {{locked}} notice. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 20:38, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Good @RhinosF1: Gustave London (talk) 20:45, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

System administrators

A new version of MediaWiki is available (1.34). Can you upgrade? Gustave London (talk) 13:25, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

(non sys-admin) - Hi @Gustave London:, We run the latest stable version of MediaWiki at Miraheze and as this page shows that is 1.33. This is as the beta versions (like 1.34) regularly have quite critical issues as can be seen on mediawiki's train deployment phabricator tasks with a number of versions being rolled back or blocked recently until issues are fixed and we wouldn't like to be impacted by major downtime. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 13:32, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
I know. That's why I asked "if it would". I also have a wiki, but it also goes 1.33 Gustave London (talk) 13:51, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Main Page issues

Hi.I own Moderate-Rightpedia. When i look up, it does not direct me to the main page. It directs me to a page that i deleted. How do i stop this from happening? Could you please help or give me a step by step instruction of how to undo this? Thank you!

AZ Official 17:48, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Could you clarify what page it should link to? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 17:50, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
For me it redirects to Main Page. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:03, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for checkuser

Wiki poserdazfreebies rarely gets more than one new account in any given day. Earlier this week, four accounts with similar names were created within two minutes of each other:

  • 17:38, 10 August 2019 User account Joogaloogie99 talk contribs block was created
  • 17:37, 10 August 2019 User account Jewels99 talk contribs block was created
  • 17:36, 10 August 2019 User account Jules99 talk contribs block was created
  • 17:36, 10 August 2019 User account Juju99 talk contribs block was created

In a separate matter, two accounts with somewhat-similar names (random strings with the same suffix) were created in the last two days, which made me curious enough to look through the log:

  • 16:58, 14 August 2019 User account MsiInlDige talk contribs block was created
  • 23:58, 13 August 2019 User account LlivaerRDige talk contribs block was created
  • 05:40, 23 July 2019 User account LdkqvcaAfDige talk contribs block was created
  • 00:54, 23 July 2019 User account PotHhAqweDige talk contribs block was created
  • 16:47, 22 July 2019 User account UtreyffasqDige talk contribs block was created
  • 04:27, 7 July 2019 User account YufaggsarDige talk contribs block was created
  • 10:32, 6 June 2019 User account DiSsmaraDige talk contribs block was created
  • 02:18, 5 June 2019 User account MiIomvqaDige talk contribs block was created
  • 09:12, 17 May 2019 User account LisqituqqDige talk contribs block was created

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Robkelk (talkcontribs)

@Robkelk: I investigated, that's true. But to be sure, I'll call @Void:.--Gustave London (talk) 12:47, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
@Gustave London: @Robkelk: specifically asked for a CU to check this. As far as I can tell, you do not have CheckUser access. Please do not mislead users into thinking you have carried out a request when you haven't. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 13:35, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
I meant "investigated" because I went to see if it was true. I said "call Void" because it has access to the checkuser. Gustave London (talk) 14:09, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
For the purposes of avoiding confusion, please leave reviewing them to CheckUsers unless you have any new information or it is clearly false. All of our stewards have CU access and I'll keep an eye on it to make sure someone helps out soon. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 14:11, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
X mark.png Not Done No evidence of abuse in line with global or local policy. John (talk) 20:48, 15 August 2019 (UTC)


Cross-wiki vandalism, see SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:07, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, was already on it before I saw this post. John (talk) 01:09, 16 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi, there is currently a lot of user rename requests that are sill open (their accounts have not eat been renamed) and it includes my account rename request. —znotch190711 (temporary signature) 11:10, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

How would you be able to claim that there are "a lot" of user rename requests open since the GlobalRenameQueue page can only be viewed by Stewards? Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:20, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by @John:. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 08:41, 20 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi, this is Cy on an alternate account due to a forgotten password. I would like to request the removal of my wikicreator rights due to the forgotten password and overall inactivity. Thank you. Sincerely, Malcolm 23:52, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Sad to see you leave. Thank you for your contributions and help! Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:23, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Changing my username

I wan't to change my username to PapercutsExist AntiJawn (talk) 03:16, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

@AntiJawn: Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest 04:52, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

A user on Awful Movies Wiki has vandalized my sandbox and is denying he is.

A user on Awful Movies Wiki known as TyrantRex has vandalized my sandbox just for not finding my page "strong" and called my sandbox a "joke" and is denying his criticism and the fact that he vandalized. Please do something about it. -Sticky

@Sticky: Hi. Have you contacted local wiki admins about this? Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:52, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Wiki creator rights

Please remove my wiki creator rights for now. Thanks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 00:43, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for your works, and feel free to come back anytime you wish.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 01:54, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Removed managewiki permission by mistake

Please reinstate it to Special:ManageWiki/permissions/bureaucrat - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 20:25, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 20:45, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

No authority is assigned

BC permission is not allocated in the wiki I requested ( Please grant it as soon as possible.--辞書城主 (talk) 05:07, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 15:01, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (20)

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/Rum e pera temp needs to be merged into his original account, Special:CentralAuth/Rum e pera. Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 09:45, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

The user says he can't login.--Wedhro (talk) 13:42, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Wedhro: Is he getting a specific error when trying to log in? Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:22, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@開拓者 and Reception123: When merging the user, the credentials originally belonging to the final account are only ones that can be used to log in. As the original accounts are more like "placeholder" accounts, they can't be logged into. Therefore, in this situation, the original account needs to be merged into the temporary account, and the temporary account then needs to be renamed to have the name of the original account. -- Void Whispers 17:02, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Void: OK, thanks for your tips.
@Wedhro: Could you ask the user to re-create his/her temp account so that the process goes successfully?--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 17:10, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Void: Done. The new temporary account is Special:CentralAuth/Rum e pera 2.--Wedhro (talk) 05:10, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@Wedhro: I have merged the account into Rum e pera 2, but cannot rename it because the rename is still in progress. Please wait until it's done.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:15, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@開拓者: Actually, as I asked above, the temporary account was supposed to be merged into "Rum e pera", not the opposite.--Wedhro (talk) 07:03, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Oops, I probably misunderstood.--Wedhro (talk) 07:05, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Two more users asked to get their accounts back by merging temp accounts into the old ones:

--Wedhro (talk) 12:11, 1 September 2019 (UTC)


So, right now there's 4 users waiting to get their accounts back, just as a reminder.--Wedhro (talk) 07:26, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Void: Can I get an update on this 4 users? (Rum e pera, Fulmin, R-Phoenix and GiusXP)--Wedhro (talk) 06:21, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Please see Special:GlobalRenameProgress for current progress. Somehow the renaming of Rum e pera hasn't finished yet - and maybe it's an issue that should be dealt through phab:.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:21, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
All are now done. -- Void Whispers 23:19, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Requires Check user right

Hello I am Shaunak Chakraborty [6]. I am facing many sock users doing vandalism in my wiki. I request you to give me the Check user permission so that I can find and block the sock users. There are many language versions of Gyaanipedia wikis so if I do it on my own then it will take a less time. Please help me. Thanking you. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

Please can you give examples of the abuse, I have also responded to you at the pioneers talk page. Please can you read that as soon as possible. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 09:32, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
One of the abuse is as follows [7]. According to the account creation and behavior of these accounts it might be sock users, adding false information. I had already blocked these accounts. But for future I need to block accounts with proof. So I request to have the Check user right. Thanking you. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
Thanks, a steward will look soon. Please can you read the note I left you here as it's quite important. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 09:49, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
I have checked the accounts in question, and Noobmaster69 and CB100T seems to be identical. However, Loca seems to be unrelated from a purely technical point of view.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 01:07, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Please give me Check user right on my wiki so that I can do it in future on my own. Thanking you. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
The only way for you to become a CU of your wiki is to become a Steward, and you will have to show global contributions (especially on meta) to make your request successful.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:24, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
I have more than 2000 global edits. Can you please tell me the minimum amount of edits in Meta. To become a Steward Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
@Shaunak Chakraborty: I would strongly Support on giving the user check user and oversight rights. Yes, I would agree that users to work on themselves and not let stewards interfere. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 22:53, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
There's no minimum number - what you need is to gain trust.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:42, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Hiding the "from *wikiname*" text

Title says it all... how can I hide that? I'm pretty sure it's possible, but I haven't found much in the settings.FraazT0 (talk) 22:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Could you please elaborate on the issue? Examknow (talk) 21:38, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
@FraazT0: I know how to fix it. Could you please give me interface admin on your wiki so I can fix the issue? Examknow (talk) 21:44, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
@FraazT0:Also next time please post this request under the Community noticeboard as it is not an issue that the steward needs to fix. Examknowtalkcontribs 22:55, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
X mark.png Not Done Unless you can give me edit interface rights I cannot help you. Examknowtalkcontribs 20:01, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: Whoops, sorry, I've been away these days. Void's solution worked anyways, so that works I guess. --FraazT0 (talk) 18:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Issue can be simply fixed by blanking the page MediaWiki:Tagline, or by adding #siteSub { display:none; } to MediaWiki:Common.css. Do be aware that either solution will take time to update and become visible (or in this case, become hidden). -- Void Whispers 21:11, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Can wikis be deleted without creators permission?

Can a wiki be deleted without the permission of the person who created the wiki? I recently submitted a request for a wiki here and I just want to ask to make sure I know all the rules and stuff to prevent my wiki from being deleted if it gets approved. ARZ100123 (talk) 01:29, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@ARZ100123: Read Dormancy Policy, what you intend to do on your wiki request "for anyone to add there opinions or anyone else", is relevant to games project? SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:45, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Wikis could be deleted if inactive for a long time per Dormancy Policy, and it can also be deleted manually in some cases (ex. founder request, severe global policy violation), but manual deletion can be only done by those who have permissions to access restricted functions of ManageWiki (meaning, generally speaking, local crats cannot). If you want to make your wiki exempted from deletion, you can make a request following the policy above.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:02, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! ARZ100123 (talk) 16:37, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

MediaWiki-namespaced pages are sometimes used and sometimes not

See this page (or in other languages). Sometimes the sidebar and module-documentation notice is very simple as MediaWiki's default. If you repeat refreshing page, you will find sometimes the sidebar will display as the MediaWiki:Sidebar defined, and the documentation is also displaysed as the template defined by MediaWiki:Scribunto-doc-page-does-not-exist. It seems that it's a likelihood that things defined in the MediaWiki page are used. --SolidBlock (talk) 08:15, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Part of this happens because the messages are untranslated on the MW software. The way to avoid it is to create a localized version for each page such as MediaWiki:SIdebar/qqx. Though most wiki users don't care about other languages apart from the language they use in the community. As for modules, it's possible that the script is somehow localized and doesn't work on non-local languages.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:11, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
qqx is to get its key, not an actual language. And if I uselang zh (the site language), zh-hans or zh-cn (my language), it also happens, not only qqx. And MediaWiki:Sidebar is irrelevant to languages. --SolidBlock (talk) 14:58, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I have checked it, but I'm not sure why it happens. Perhaps there might be something wrong with the module, or maybe it can be a deep technical issue which requires sysadmins' help.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 15:41, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete Glitchipedia wiki

Please delete this wiki I don't want it anyone. --「ペーパーカット?!PapercutsExist 13:41, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

@PapercutsExist:Yes check.svg Done ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 13:44, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Disable Uploading Files on

I cant upload on this wiki for some reason can you help me? --「ペーパーカット?!PapercutsExist 19:02, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

@PapercutsExist: Yes check.svg Fixed by @Paladox: ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 19:11, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Not allowing me to upload files on

I try to upload files and i get this error message: Caught exception of type LocalFileLockError. Please help.UnLeashedWolfie~ (talk) 02:17, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Fixed! Paladox (talk) 19:14, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Could not open lock file when uploading files on

I always encounter lock file issue when trying to upload file. Please help me open the lock file. Thank you. Milvagox (talk) 21:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

@Milvagox: Yes check.svg Fixed, Sorry about that! ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 21:42, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: Thank you very much. ^-^ Milvagox (talk) 21:56, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

password reset / user merge

Hello, this is a newly created possibly temporary account, as I've apparently forgotten my password for my original account Crimgan, which doesn't have an email attached. If possible, I'd like to attach an email to that account so I can reset its password. Is it possible to confirm that these two accounts are connected through the same IP address? If not, I saw some other topics mention user merging. Could I request to merge these two accounts?

Sonansu (talk) 02:13, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

The cases of the Italian Uncyclopedia are to merge temporary accounts on Miraheze and automatically imported accounts from Wikia. Unlike them, there's no way that you can prove that your former account was yours unless you have a committed identity and can ask sysadmins to recover your account. Even checkuser is not a valid proof for this case, as the account in question could be owned by another person who share environments with you. The only solution is to restart with your new account and just leave the old one alone.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:05, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure if this will be of any help in confirming, but I'm the administrator of the Dr. Mario World Wiki that this user edits on and can confirm that the account Crimgan and Sonansu are the same user. We've communicated about the Wiki since near the Wiki's inception in the /r/drmarioworld subreddit's Discord, where the subreddit moderators created a channel for editors of the Wiki to collaborate. There are also messages in the Discord all from the same user stating that he is Crimgan on July 13, messages from him a few days ago mentioning him forgetting his password + me redirecting him to the Stewards' noticeboard, and messages of him confirming his new second account is Sonansu. If this still isn't enough evidence though, then that's understandable as well. Just wanted to make this note in case if it was possible for me to help this user out. Thank you in advance for your time. -- Elaeagnifolia (talk) 02:12, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
User remembered his password, so no longer applicable. -- Elaeagnifolia (talk) 20:13, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism in arabic uncyclopedia

We need somebody to block an ip that is vandalizing and deleting the main page in Radass (talk) 21:57, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Should be handled. Let me know if you guys want to add new local admins. Seems like you could use them. -- Void Whispers 22:05, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete Philosiverse Wiki

Please delete Philosiverse Wiki ( I made it completely inaccessible to anyone except for admins/Stewards because I wanted to move it elsewhere, and I have changed my mind because I thought I could host the wiki myself but I found out that that would not be possible, and also I found out that Miraheze is the perfect host for the wiki, and I want to re-create it and start fresh. Bauerbach (talk) 22:12, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

@Bauerbach: You can use ManageWiki. Gustave London (talk) 11:11, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Gustave London: I also set the wiki to private and removed myself from all user groups, and I also removed all permissions from all user groups as well, so now I can’t even access ManageWiki even if I am logged in! I would like to start fresh as I want to set up guidelines and templates BEFORE adding any pages. I do have a backup as well! Bauerbach (talk) 13:01, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Call @RhinosF1: Gustave London (talk) 14:15, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Now the wiki is marked as deleted. However, please note that you cannot take the same subdomain unless your wiki is completely deleted from our database. If you want to retake the subdomain, please ask on phab: for complete deletion of the existing data.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:56, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Err, this was already done and restored per my talk. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 11:58, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, I guess I missed that. Thanks for your notification.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on (21)

Hello, Special:CentralAuth/BigPig Temp needs to be merged into Special:CentralAuth/BigPig.--Wedhro (talk) 04:43, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:04, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Exempt from Inactivity

About extension links of Special:ManageWiki/extensions

The extension name should link to Special:MyLanguage, not a direct Extension page in MediaWiki. For example, mw:Special:MyLanguage/Extension:3D, instead of mw:Extension:3D. --SolidBlock (talk) 12:48, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

@SolidBlock: I'll get this looked into. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 12:53, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
@SolidBlock: Yes check.svg Done in ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 16:58, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy


I'd like to begin a new Wiki project on this site, but before I do I was wondering if it is possible to pre-emptively organise an exception to the dormancy policy, before I put the work in to setting up the ~3,500 pages?

I'd expect pages of the Wiki to be viewed every few days on average, but edits would be far less frequent with regular gaps of over a month and irregular gaps of six months between mass edits, as other contributors and I can find time to add bulk content.

Given those constraints, how likely is it that I would be granted the exception?

About the Wiki

The Wiki would include detail of all aspects of railway systems in Australia - including stations, tracks, signals, locomotives, wagons, historic, modern and miniature. The primary demographic is enthusiasts, with some general historic interest.

I've tried Fandom/Wikia and their policy enforcing a narrow site layout isn't compatible with what I need, particularly because it is incompatible with wide tables. Regular Wikipedia has proven too difficult to maintain, due to both the notability and reliability of sources policies. The former problem is solved by having my own Wiki somewhere, and the latter I intend to solve by having a master list of "Exceptions to the Wikipedia notability policy".

Examples of articles:

[8] [9]

Anothersignalman (talk) 14:37, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Wiki deletion request

Delete "schupiewikiwiki". - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 11:19, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Though you seem to be the only bureaucrat there, it seems like there have been multiple contributors (including the founder) on the wiki. Thus, before deleting the wiki, could you provide us a community decision (to prove that your request is not based on your personal matter)? Please note that we cannot delete a wiki upon personal requests (and besides, it will automatically be eligible for deletion if you leave it alone as it is).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:19, 28 September 2019 (UTC)


Hey! I am looking for a user named Enker and Jordan. Could you please help? If you can give me a list, that'd be amazing!

Also, a user named PoseidonHeir or Poseidon Heir.

I need to talk to them for personal reasons but I promise it isn't against Miraheze ToU or ToS. Thank you and have a good day!

AZ Official 23:22, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

If you know the exact usernames, you can find where they are on Special:CentralAuth.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:39, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Inactivity Notice

Hi, I don't know if this is the right place for this request, otherwise, I leave free provision for this thread to be transferred to another page if that is required.

Until last year I was an active user like Wiki Creator, Interwiki Administrator, CVT and COCC, however, this year due to various responsibilities and projects that I started to carry out, I have not been able to allow Miraheze enough time to be able to be active and exercise the responsibilities you used to have. There is a probability that in the January-February 2020 period I may have some more free time, but unfortunately I cannot guarantee at this time that this can be achieved, less if the rest of next year can remain active.

That is why I make available to the Miraheze Staff any type of permit or access that I have until today, thanking of course the trust granted for such responsibilities both by the community and also by the Miraheze Staff that in their this moment also guided me in my first steps here.

I hope to be able to collaborate again in Miraheze at some point, for now, I think this is the best thing I can do to avoid inconveniences arising from prolonged inactivity.

Regards and Thanks. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 02:22, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

AlvaroMolina como único cónsul en ¿Quién vigilará el proyecto? Hispano76 (talk) 01:12, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Hello. There is an active RFC going on regarding a username policy. RFC OwenFung87 01:31, 30 September 2019 (UTC)