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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)