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Stewards' noticeboard
This noticeboard is only requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops', intervention. If in doubt, please try community noticeboard first, and you will be directed here if the matter requires a Steward

On Stewards' noticeboard (this page), you can:

  • Request a steward or Global Sysop to lock a spam only or vandalism only account. Note that for vandalism only accounts, the vandalism must meet the global standard definition for vandalism and to be a vandalism only account, there must be no or almost no constructive editing behaviour and, additionally, this behaviour should be occurring on multiple wikis
  • Report a Username Policy violation (whether in good-faith or bad faith)
  • Report a user suspected of abusing multiple accounts per user accounts policy. You must link to specific revisions from both the suspected master and illegitimate alternate account(s)
  • Request additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a steward, such as local interwiki administrator
  • Request a page requiring the bigdelete user right (more than 1,000 revisions) be deleted on your wiki
  • Request a Dormancy Policy exemption for your wiki
  • Report systemic Code of Conduct problems occurring by one or more user(s) on one or more wiki(s) and/or systemic Content Policy violations on one or more wiki(s). In either case, your report must link to specific revisions and, in the latter case, your report must be both thorough and comprehensive

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Delete my wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi! Can you delete my wiki? It's been dead for quite a while but I think minor edits made to the homepage have kept it alive for longer than the 6 months dormancy policy. Thank you so much! --Narissa 02:53, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Narissa Apologies for the delay in responding to your request. Looking at RC on your wiki, I'm seeing the last edit or logged action was 5 November 2020, which means that your wiki should be automatically marked as deleted on or around 5 May 2021. So, I will instead place this request Symbol wait.svg on hold, if it's alright with you, until 6 May 2021 (which, incidentally, is also my birthday). If your wiki has not be marked automatically for deletion on that date, I will manually delete it for you per your request. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:47, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Narissa It seems another bureaucrat on this wiki has reopened the wiki, only days before its scheduled deletion date. So, unfortunately, it won't be automatically deleted per Dormancy Policy now. If you still want to have the wiki deleted, please have a discussion on your wiki among your wiki's bureaucrats and any recently active significant contributors agreeing that deletion is preferred. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:08, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Do these usernames violate the Username Policy?[edit | edit source]

While yes, they are indeed old, but should they be locked on account of them being Username policy violations? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:23, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 Yes, all Yes check.svg locked as Username Policy violations and long-term abuse. These were likely just missed as that LTA has been quite prolific at creating vandalism only accounts. Did you find these from searching the nonciclopediawiki's Special:ListUsers list, or from typing similar usernames into Special:CentralAuth? Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus The latter, of course. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:39, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Oh okay, I was just curious, and actually thought you were going to say the former. Dmehus (talk) 20:40, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh, yeah almost forgot one:
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Dmehus: Almost forgot these ones as well: Wedhro il Degustanerchie di Muli Wedhro il Degustanerchie di Muli DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Locked too. Dmehus (talk) 23:29, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
You forgot to lock the second one I've linked to as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:30, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
The second one you linked is the same as the first one, unless that was a typographical error? If so, what's the second one? Dmehus (talk) 23:31, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
This one. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:32, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
And this will be my last one on Username policy violations for the rest of today. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:34, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Both now Yes check.svg locked as well. Dmehus (talk) 23:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
You're welcome. Hopefully, that should be it on those LTAs for now. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:41, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I found more: Wedhromerda2, Fantinaikosfattiicazzituoi, Wedhrolezzo, Mi eccito sessualmente vandalizzando Ninjaclopedia. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:17, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Face-smile.svg Thank you. While the first and third are definitely bad-faith Username Policy violations, the other two may not be. In any case, they're all long-term abuse, so have been Yes check.svg locked. Dmehus (talk) 14:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well, looks like I missed this account as well. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:57, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes check.svg Locked too. Dmehus (talk) 17:01, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Found some more that I also missed:
.lezzi.come.wedhro.il.merdone.
.lezzo.wedhro.merdaccia.
AMO PUZZA CAZZI DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:07, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:30, 5 May 2021 (UTC) Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:30, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Is it possible for you to globally block my account?[edit | edit source]

Hello. I thought really long and hard about this, but I've finally made my decision. I don't want this account anymore. I don't wanna be associated with the reception wikis anymore. I know theres more to here then the reception wikis, but thats mostly what its known for. I don't like this place, and I wanna focus on other things. Theres a bunch of pointless vendetta here anyways. So, please, since there isn't an option to delete an account, I would like my account to be globally blocked. Anonymy (talk) 14:36, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Anonymy I do agree with some of the sentiments expressed regarding the Reception/Qualitipedia wikis. We're sorry to see you leave, but this is Yes check.svg done per your request. If you ever do wish to return, feel free to e-mail stewards at miraheze.org to request an unlock, or just create a new account, following user accounts policy of course, and create a new identity to focus on wikis other than the Reception/Qualitipedia wikis. Dmehus (talk) 14:45, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Hoole History & Heritage Society: Exemption from Dormancy Policy[edit | edit source]

Hi,

Our wiki http://hoolehistoryheritagesociety.miraheze.org/ has now been migrated from our old site. As such, we may not be updating information as frequently going forward. The society intends to contribute new articles approximately monthly, however, due to the small number of members, limited resources and potential for the unforeseen, this may not happen reliably, as such a single missed article could arguably put us in jeopardy of breaching the 60 day rule. We would therefore appreciate it if we could be exempt from the dormancy policy or the timeframes be increased significantly in our case.

Many thanks for your previous assistance,

Michael & Peter. HooleHistory (talk) 23:12, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Michael & Peter, thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy for your hoolehistoryheritagesocietywiki wiki and for moving it to stewards' noticeboard, which you originally requested on Phabricator in #T7220. I have now assessed your request. In terms of need, as both the only contributor to your heritage society's organization coordination wiki, at least as far as the Miraheze version is concerned, and because your wiki is both (a) complete or nearly complete and (b) a historical archive for the social, genealogical, and cultural elements of the Hoole geographic area of the United Kingdom, this is easily met. In terms of sufficient content intended to be read and, in this case, preserved, with nearly 200 content pages in your wiki's (Main) namespace together with nearly as many media files in your wiki's File: namespace, this, too, is easily met. Thus, I'm Yes check.svg granting your wiki the requested exemption indefinitely as such. Please note that this is an indefinite exemption, not a permanent exemption, and should your needs change or your wiki no longer requires it, please do let us know via this noticeboard. Face-smile.svg Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 04:43, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
A minor correction, though, to clarify a potential misunderstanding re: Dormancy Policy, though. Note that wikis are not deleted per Dormancy Policy after 60 days. Rather, they're merely closed, but can be reopened at any time up to a further 135 days from the time of closure by any bureaucrat or by a Steward following a request at requests for adoption. Nonetheless, as an exempted wiki, this will not apply to your wiki, but I did want to clarify this. Dmehus (talk) 04:45, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Name change[edit | edit source]

Hi, I sent a request to change my username from EijiZeBoi to EijiDoesThings. I'd like you to cancel that request as I actually like the username I have now and don't want to change it.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 02:45, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Eiji Face-smile.svg Thank you for reaching out. I was actually about to reach out to you regarding your recent global rename request, as the proposed rename was quite a minor change and I did note you've had quite a few global renames in the past year or so, usually with each with some variation of "Eiji." I also noticed that after some of your prior renames, either you registered alternate accounts or someone else registered impersonation accounts on your old usernames. Plus, you do have nearly 15,000 global edits, so that does make multiple global renames problematic. At any rate, I'm glad that you have decided to cancel your global rename request, as what I was going to suggest to you instead is to register EijiDoesThings, or some other similar username, as an alternate account. As long as you don't use your alternate account in a deceptive manner or on wikis where your main account is currently locally blocked, there's nothing wrong with that. As a recommended practice, you can also list any alternate accounts you own on either your Meta user page or your global user page. Dmehus (talk) 04:17, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Request for dormancy exemption[edit | edit source]

Hello. I wanted to request a dormancy exemption for SocDemWiki, if possible. I am currently hospitalized and I can't guarantee that I will be able to edit regularly. GR (talk) 21:24, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

GR Firstly, I'm sorry to hear about your hospitalization, and hope you recover soon. Secondly, thank you for your request for an exemption to Dormancy Policy, which I've now assessed. Content wise, your wiki definitely has sufficient content, much of it original content, intended to be read by real people. In terms of need, while your wiki is fairly active, looking at Special:ListUsers on your wiki, it looks like most of the contributions to your wiki have indeed come from you, with Benzix and TheDLCguy in second and third, respectively. A few others have made a handful of edits, but generally speaking, roughly 98% of the edits to your wiki have been by the three of you. On that basis, and assuming your activity level on the wiki stays diminished, I think we can justify an indefinite exemption; it's just when you're back, you are indeed very active. As well, keep in mind that there only needs to be one recent change (edit or log action) on your wiki every 45 days to prevent it from becoming inactive. Would a one year exemption to Dormancy Policy be sufficient, or would you prefer an indefinite exemption, subject to review later if your wiki's activity levels change materially? Dmehus (talk) 21:50, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Doug. A 1 year exemption would be fine. Thanks for the help. GR (talk) 07:18, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
GR Thanks for the quick response. Exemption to Dormancy Policy Yes check.svg granted for one year per your stated reason above and because you expect a limited number of your wiki's regular editors to have greatly diminished activity levels for the foreseeable future on a wiki with content intended to be read by real people. This can be extended beyond this timeframe, including indefinitely, as required. Dmehus (talk) 08:44, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

MrJaroslavik's permissions[edit | edit source]

Hello Stewards, Please remove my wiki creator and global sysop permissions. Also i don't want have this done by DM, please respect that, thanks for understanding.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 09:22, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

I apologize in advance if the reason for this resignation is an obvious one but as you have noticed I am not always around and active. If it is not too much would you be willing to express the reason of your departure? I find it very unfortunate that a helpful Global Sysop has suddenly decided to leave the project without an explation. DeeM28 (talk) 13:29, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello @DeeM28: I think you know reason for this step. I didn't mentioned it because i don't want create more conflicts. But where i said i leaving project? I will definitely come back in few months if things and atmosphere will be better. I really don't want be active on project where is hostile atmosphere only because one user that ignore all raised concerns and taking more and more power (or hats if you want). That is all i can say, thank you.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:33, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I, too, would like you to stay because you have been a big part of Miraheze. However, I can’t decide for you, and if you decide to leave, then you’re always welcome back. --Anton (talk) 13:41, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your message,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:33, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I understand. I confess that I did have a suspicion that this was the reason but I did not want to speculate and preferred to make sure that my suspicion was correct. I still think it is unfortunate that you are resigning your global sysop permissions because that will only hurt the community itself and not the user who you are in conflict with. I have attempted to propose solutions to this dispute which centers on different working methods and different strong perceptions. I doubt looking at it this way can make things better but it seems to me that the community would be able to judge if someone was maliciously trying to collect hats and would stop such a person by not electing them. If the community chooses to elect a person it is sure that the community sees something good in that person.
As for solution to the conflict I have proposed one: to create a guide on Meta. It appears that it was not very liked but I do not understand how it is possible to proceed otherwise? The conflict arises from different views and unless the community as a whole decides which view is the one they want to accept why should one view prevail? Here is an example: User 1 thinks strongly that users who edit with their IP address logged out should be Oversighted without request and sees this as common sense. User 2 thinks the users need to request before oversight and also sees this as common sense. The only way to decide on a rule is for the community to vote on it. The notion of common sense is not helpful because it is relative and not absolute. I wished that everyone involved would be willing to find a common solution and guide rather than insist on a specific view and call it the "common sense" or insist that it is the correct and only view. I am sad to see you resign from your global rights and hope you decide to return. DeeM28 (talk) 11:03, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
DeeM28 Wouldn't this involve enforcing policies that haven't been enforced for quite a while, or no? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 12:00, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello @DeeM28: I see is that he ignores all concerns. I also see that he is not willing to change anything. I don't want hurt that user, i want to be inactive on project where - you saw that in my reply above. Also i am one user, it's not such a blow to the project, right? It may be selfish, but I gave reasons for this step.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 12:26, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your time contributing in these roles. John (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Please Remove My (R4356th) Rights[edit | edit source]

It has been great cooperating with other Wiki Creators and Interwiki Administrators over the months in our respective duties but with some users continuously harassing me, I have decided to resign my IW Admin and WC rights. Please remove them (if you are not Dmehus). Thank you. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 10:06, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

I am sorry to hear that you have been experincing harassment here. With the risk of sounding insensitive, why not report the people who have been harassing you and get them to leave rather than allowing them to win and to get you to resign? I would imagine you mean off-wiki and off-Meta harassment. I cannot help to notice the timing of this resignation and am doubtful that it has nothing to do with MrJaroslavik's resignation and is a coincidence but I am puzzled and disappointed at the news of these very sudden resignations. It is a great misfortune for this project to be losing two volunteers and I wish that this can be resolved in another way rather than a resignation with no explanation. DeeM28 (talk) 13:29, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Honestly, the reason should be crystal clear to anyone familiar with the matter. I cannot find any logical reason for hanging around somewhere your voice is not heard. The Board promised to take the good standing of T&S Responders but did not follow through (see the minutes from the last Board meeting) and the appointed T&S Responder is still busy acting on his personal grievances towards me and possibly even some others. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 12:47, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
The Board did take into account the good standing of all candidates - deciding not to progress on one who was not readily and clearly established in a strong community position at the time. As the said person is now actively involved in a position led by the company, this opens up a neutral method for you to ensure appropriate action occurs namely through the use of complaints procedure, particularly if the things you are mentioning are true. These problems were not apparent in the recent discussions where the community expressed there was still a case of the user being in good standing for the community, and neither is it noted that any complaint regarding the appointment has been raised with the Board until I came across this public comment. Owen (talk) 13:19, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry you're leaving here too. You have also been important here in the community. Hopefully we’ll be back someday sometime. --Anton (talk) 13:43, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
I wish you good luck in your future life. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 14:46, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your time contributing in these roles. John (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
John With MrJaroslavik's resignation of Global Sysop, who's going to replace him anyways? (That is, if I'm allowed to ask at all.) DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:16, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
There are no upper or lower limits on members of Global Sysop. Any community member can nominate themselves at any time, either before the rights were removed. If no one nominates themselves and passes a request successfully, then no one would in theory 'replace' them. John (talk) 20:26, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
John So I guess there's no limit to that, is there? I mean, just having Reception123 as a global sysop just doesn't sound fair to me. While he's absolutely the most active Global Sysop, don't you think there needs to be more than just 1 though? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 23:46, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I do think there needs to be more. John (talk) 00:24, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for removing them. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 22:35, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Listing of spambots from Celeste Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hey all. I'm suffering from a recent spam invasion on Celeste Wiki. Would it be possible to CU-/16 and g-lock them, and if possible, block any IP ranges which are spamming? Thanks!

I've requested an NDA for the purposes of hopefully eventually being able to get local checkuser so I no longer have to ask here (or ask on the Miraheze discord). Anyways, that is all... for now. Thanks! Celeste (talk) 21:38, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Celeste Yeah, I've noticed, and I've Yes check.svg done the second through fourth ones, but haven't had a chance to reply to you on Discord. I've just noticed the last one, and missed the first one, so will do that as well. Dmehus (talk) 21:43, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Alrighty. Sorry for the doubleping! I'm just exhausted from the extensive amount of spam that has been coming in, and I feel helpless when it comes to purging them. Celeste (talk) 21:49, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Celeste No problem (and the final accounts are now locked, and global rangeblocks implemented). Yeah...the spam only accounts are a problem. I have a couple ideas, one is an abuse filter that prevents account creation, which I'm testing on TestWiki. Another is enabling StopForumSpam as either a global or default extension on Miraheze, but likely requires having Site Reliability Engineering set up a cron (weekly, perhaps?) to have the blacklisted IP list downloaded and updated on Miraheze servers. A final one is further refinement of our existing global spam filters, which I'm going to discuss with Void and John about improvements that can be made. Dmehus (talk) 21:55, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I also wonder whether a bunch of Leaseweb global blocks expired. Perhaps John or Void wouldn't mind putting together a mass global block and nuking the Leaseweb ASN(s)? Dmehus (talk) 21:56, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Personally, I am only really skilled at spam countering via IP rangeblocks (which I generally put on for five years) and abuse filters. Feel free to consult me considering the latter; an improved anti-spam filter could be as simple as a three-strikes-and-you-are-out system. Celeste (talk) 21:59, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Please delete Dreadful Books Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi. I'm the creator and former owner of dreadfulbooks.miraheze.org. I'd really want you to delete the wiki as I completely regret ever creating it due to them being part of the Reception Wikis/Qualitipedia. Don't just close it. Remove it completely.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:14, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Eiji While you may have founded that wiki, as it's an active wiki with a fairly active community, you'd need to establish consensus of that wiki's community to request that it be deleted. If negative actions were taken against you for starting that discussion, then that would be something Stewards could be requested to help mediate. However, as of right now, absent serious Content Policy problems on the wiki which local administrators have not remediated, there's nothing for Stewards to do here. Dmehus (talk) 23:23, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Spambots from ahinfoboxeswiki[edit | edit source]

Got a couple of spambots:

Arcversintalk 23:54, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Arcversin Yes, and I did notice a third one from your ahinfoboxeswiki as part of locking some other ones. Anyway, those two are now Yes check.svg locked, with applicable global block(s) effected as well. Dmehus (talk) 00:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Spam-bots on their user pages from Crappy Games Wiki to lock:[edit | edit source]

Their profile on their user pages are very identical to each other, and has similar external links. Should they be locked? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:50, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

@Dmehus: Whoops, forgot this one:
Sauvril. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Ah, yes, the sneakier type of spam only account—the ones that use their social profiles. Anyway, Yes check.svg locked all and effected applicable global blocks. You may want to consider using Special:EditProfile to blank out their spammy link description section, then deleting their social profile. Dmehus (talk) 15:29, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Problem is, we don't have that on our Special Pages page on Crappy Games Wiki. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:31, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Oh, you probably need to add the editothersprofiles user right to your wiki's sysop group, though you may want to have a discussion with the Crappy Games Wiki community first (maybe at Talk:Crappy Games Wiki, perhaps?) to see (a) if they're okay with administrators having this right and, if so, (b) to defining the conditions where it may be used (i.e., only to remove spam weblinks, serious verbal attack comments towards another user, etc.) Dmehus (talk) 15:37, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Why didn't I think of doing that before? I'm referring to your reply above. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:39, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Sorry to bother you, but someone else reported on Discord that they too, were flooded with spam-bots on of their wikis triggering the abuse logs in recent days. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 16:32, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Spambots at Wage's Sus[edit | edit source]

Hey. We here at Wage's Sus are having a huge problem with constant account creation leading me to believe we're having a spambot infestation. Can you help us out?
SpangusSus (talk) 13:05, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

@SpangusSus: Unfortunately, that's an issue that the whole farm is having. Thankfully, the vast majority (about 99% I'd say even) actually get caught by the AbuseFilters and therefore don't cause any harm other than filling up Special:Listusers. While not an ideal solution, or even proven to work, another user (Rob Kam) has added another create account button on his wiki to try to trick the spambots. You can try that by adding this to your MediaWiki:Common.js file. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:47, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

I lost sysop and bc by my wiki(https://minecraft2b2t.miraheze.org/)[edit | edit source]

I lost sysop and bc (https://minecraft2b2t.miraheze.org/)

Help me!--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 14:36, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Please grant me sysop and bc!--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 14:47, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
ロープTA Yes check.svg Done. I've also modified the problematic abuse filter that revoked your user groups and blocked you. I'd encourage you to test the filter rigorously before setting it to revoke rights and block. Dmehus (talk) 15:22, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you!--ロープTA (Please call me "RPT") (talk) 22:48, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 22:50, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Adding wordmark to Meta[edit | edit source]

Could a Steward please add this wordmark to Meta ($wgWordmark) so that it can work with some skins including Modern Vector? So that it can work the width should be set to 127 and the height to 63. Thanks! Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:52, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Good idea, Symbol support vote.svg Support from me! --Anton (talk) 08:44, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 12:44, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
@John and Reception123: The guidelines indicate the small logo should be $wgIcon and the name $wgWordmark, is there any reason these weren't followed? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 14:58, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Correction: just icon/wordmark. The wg's were created by us on top of wgLogos ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 14:58, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
RhinosF1 I'm not sure how you mean, but keep in mind that Legacy Vector will be the default configuration setting after MediaWiki 1.36 is implemented, and we're also not on MediaWiki 1.36 yet, too, so that's likely another reason. It seems like John has done everything correctly. Dmehus (talk) 15:51, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
John's followed the request. The creation of the logo doesn't use the right setup. 'Wordmark' should only be words. Then 'icon' is a small version of the logo. There's also a tagline but I'm not sure what we'd have for that yet. It's linked to on the task for ensuring these get done. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 15:56, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Right, but my concern is that replacing $wgLogo before we're on MediaWiki 1.36 will shrink the size of the logo. I'd rather delay changing anything until MediaWiki 1.36 is live. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
$wgIcon isn't available in ManageWiki, I was following a request which seemed reasonable. If this is wrong, my advice is SRE make the 'guidelines' possible to implement and then Stewards can implement it, rather than questioning why a Steward who doesn't have access to add new variables to ManageWiki themselves hasn't followed the guidelines that were not linked. John (talk) 16:02, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Please delete my wiki[edit | edit source]

https://iafictionalreceptionwiki.miraheze.org/ I felt like I don't need it. Thank you. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 13:36, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

@Dmehus: Hello, may you please delete Iafictionalreceptionwiki? I don't need it. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:16, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 16:19, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 16:34, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Dormancy policy exemption[edit | edit source]

Hello! I would like to request for a permanent dormancy policy exemption for lusternia.miraheze.org. Only a few people will be editing this wiki, and this wiki will serve more as a repository of game information once finished. Sulwh (talk) 23:14, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Sulwh Well, we don't grant exemptions to Dormancy Policy permanently, though they can be, and often are, granted on an indefinite basis. The reason for this difference in wording is that a wiki granted an exemption at one stage may no longer require an exemption because it is later actively edited by a broad and diverse group of editors. In terms of your Dormancy Policy exemption request, in terms of need, indeed, this is met, as you are the wiki's only contributor. In terms of content intended to be read, it's a bit light (i.e., only thirty content pages, including the Main Page, and not counting templates or category pages). Do you know when you expect to be finished editing the wiki? The reason I ask is because I'd prefer to assess your wiki more fully once you've largely finalized the editing. Note that non-exempt wikis are not marked as inactive until after at least 45 days since the last edit or log action on the wiki. Wikis aren't marked as closed until after 60 days, and are not marked as deleted until after 180 days since the last edit or log action on the wiki. As your wiki was created less than a week ago, you do have quite a bit of a time before that would be concern. Dmehus (talk) 23:27, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello Dmehus! Thanks for the clarification between permanent and indefinite. Yes, I am seeking an indefinite dormancy policy exemption.
Currently, the wiki is a little light, but I expect to have about a hundred total content pages by the time I am done. I expect to largely finish editing towards the end of the month, but as the eventual goal of the project is to be a respository of largely unchanged information, I wanted to address the eventual lack of changes before I forget. Sulwh (talk) 23:31, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Sulwh Alright. That's fair. I'm going to Yes check.svg conditionally grant this exemption to Dormancy Policy request indefinitely as a game informational repository wiki containing cheat codes, commands, and related gameplay information, on the condition that you add at least an additional twenty (20) content pages by the time substantial completion of the editing is finished (currently expected by the end of May 2021). Dmehus (talk) 23:38, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Why is FuturisticHub forbidden on Terrible TV Shows?[edit | edit source]

I remember when Terrible TV Shows wiki used to have page on FuturisticHub because of his fetish videos, and I decided to make fun of him, yet it's very biased and would cause drama. I apologize for causing drama to FuturisticHub just because of his fetish videos, especially the infamous NEEDED IN MINECRAFT video.

Anyway, you requested Terrible TV Shows to forbid anything about FuturisticHub. But why? Maxkatzur (talk) 11:48, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

@Maxkatzur: I think this is rather a question for Terrible TV Shows wiki. I for one am not aware of any request from Stewards that would 'forbid' content about FuturisticHub, assuming the "you" meant Stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:03, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
I'd check with Dmehus. He was the last person if I remember to review that content. To be honest, it wouldn't have been a bad idea if he did. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 17:31, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm not aware of a FuturisticHub page on terribletvshowswiki. I'm aware of a similarly named former page on another wiki, though, which Stewards opted to remove as it contained information contrary to Content Policy (namely, unsourced, defamatory, wholly negative, and potentially libelous information). Can you give us a few more details on the page on this wiki? Dmehus (talk) 17:36, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock request May 9[edit | edit source]

Spam only accounts, on Chakuwiki and Usopedia. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 03:23, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

So, many of these accounts have a lot of edits. This is not typical of spam only accounts, mainly because they're usually caught by global abuse filters. Can you describe in what way each of these accounts would be a spam only account? Dmehus (talk) 10:52, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
These accounts used to list meaningless Japanese on a number of pages and broke redirect pages. (Reference link) These accounts were eventually blocked by the Local Abuses filter. (This is my expectation, but I think the Global Abuse filter couldn't discriminate the enumeration of Japanese characters.) In addition, those accounts use Tor to create a large number of accounts, so I think it's clear that they are spam-only accounts. SchwarzTalk / ウソペディア 12:47, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Temporary inactivity exemption request for naasgamelandwiki until December 31, 2021[edit | edit source]

My life has been busy lately, and I have a ton of work to do, and a bunch of trips (with my family). The wiki is private and I don't like downloading .json dumps every day, so may you please give the wiki IE? InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:46, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

InspecterAbdel I'm not sure this is needed yet, at this point. You're very active, both globally, on your wiki, and on Meta Wiki, every day. You only need to make one log action every 45 days to prevent it from being marked as inactive. So, let's see how your activity is in a month or two, and if it's not very active, we can grant this request. How's that? Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 17:00, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Unblock me in amazing youtubers wiki[edit | edit source]

I am an innocent person. My offensive joke in discord was wiped out forever in my mind. Can you unblock me please because i want to start a new fresh and i will not getting a bad antics again. QwertyMan'65 (talk) 18:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Will do InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:08, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel Thank you for your prompt response, and for handling this locally. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
You are welcome InspecterAbdel (NLW) 18:12, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
QwertyMan'65 Please reach out to any local administrator on that wiki. If your talk page access has been revoked locally, you can use that administrator's Meta user talk page. If you are unsatisfied with the administrator's decision, you can reach out to another uninvolved local administrator via the same method. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:10, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

I'm so, so sorry[edit | edit source]

Hi, this is me, Eiji. I'm writing this to say that I'm so sorry for vandalizing The New Reception Wiki. I might not get my old accounts ungloballed, but I'd like to say that I've decided to move on from ever doing this kind of shit again. I humbly ask for forgiveness, and even if I'm not forgiven, thanks for reading this apology.

Bye, Ididsomethingbad (talk) 19:48, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Ididsomethingbad Please e-mail stewards at miraheze.org to appeal. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:51, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Merges and renames[edit | edit source]

As part of a rebrand on the Reception Wikis, some of the wikis are getting renamed and others are getting merged. Recently Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki was merged with Terrible TV Shows Wiki, and here are the rest:

  • Merges:
    • Merge Marvelous TV Show Episodes Wiki and Terrific TV Networks Wiki with Best TV Shows Wiki
    • Merge Amazing Gameplay Wiki with Awesome Games Wiki
    • Merge Atrocious Gameplay Wiki with Crappy Games Wiki
  • Renames:
    • Rename Terrible TV Shows Wiki to Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki
    • Rename Best TV Shows Wiki to Best Shows & Episodes Wiki
    • Rename Great Characters Wiki to Incredible Characters Wiki
    • Rename Wonderful Books Wiki to Magnificent Literature Wiki
    • Rename Dreadful Books Wiki to Dreadful Literature Wiki

For the renames it is the domains that need to be moved. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:26, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 For the renames, since these are *.miraheze.org subdomains, the subdomains shouldn't be redirected, as that would preclude them from being reused. If you still want to have their databases be renamed, this can be done, without the redirect, and is requested on Phabricator. For the merges, so basically, this would also need to be requested on Phabricator, ideally having a local discussion or on-wiki vote on each of the three wikis first. After a week or so, a local bureaucrat or Steward can assess each discussion, confirming whether there's consensus to merge. Once there is consensus to merge, you can file a Phabricator request to export XML dumps of each of the three wikis and import them to the surviving wikis. Once that's done, you can request a Steward delete the non-surviving wikis. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 20:37, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Though this isn't really a consensus thing as all of the wikis being rebranded and merged have the same ownership. Also I did post about this on Awful Movies Wiki, and mentioned three of the people helping out with this: @MarioMario456:, @FreezingTNT:, and @Trevor807:. None of them have responded yet. Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki was recently merged though, and was requested via the Phabricator. Though we can be patient with the others, Terrific TV Networks Wiki should be merged with Best TV Show Episodes Wiki soon since it is closed for inactivity. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:45, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Well, my main concern is that this isn't being done by a select few administrators or bureaucrats. It doesn't have to be a discussion, I guess, on each wiki, but rather, there should be some sort of discussion that the community agrees the list of wikis are part of the Reception/Qualitipedia group of wikis and that the merger is a good idea. Dmehus (talk) 20:47, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
The merges and renames could be done one-by-one anyway, it is mostly just Terrific TV Networks Wiki I am worried about because since it is closed for inactivity, there is a very short time-window to be able to merge it. The other merges and renames do not have a deadline, luckily. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:48, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Again, I did bring this up on Awful Movies Wiki, but I am waiting for more responses. And I am patient with regards to the other parts of the rebrand, but as I said there is a deadline for when Terrific TV Networks Wiki can be merged, since it is closed for inactivity and may be deleted soon. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:50, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Here is the URL for Terrific TV Networks Wiki: https://terrifictvnetworks.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page
If you look at the Recent Changes, the last entry was on February 22, meaning that the wiki was closed on April 22, meaning we have until October 22 to merge that wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:54, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I'll generate a dump of that wiki and post it for you to download. Dmehus (talk) 20:55, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 The wiki was not manually closed by a bureaucrat nor was it a private wiki, so here are XML and image dumps for terrifictvnetworkswiki as at 21:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC). Please ensure you download them within seven (7) calendar days, and let me know once they've been downloaded. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 21:03, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I don't usually download dumps, idk how. The three users that I mentioned do not seem to be replying so idk what to do. Since I am not a bureaucrat on any of the wikis my hands are tied. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
In fact there are only seven pages on the wiki not counting redirects, so I could even do this manually. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:06, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
That would work, too. Yes. :) Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Blubabluba9990 No problem. I'll just {{ping}} MarioMario456 and DarkMatterMan4500 here. They should know what to do. Dmehus (talk) 21:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I'm the founder of Wonderful Books Wiki and while I'm not pinged I'm here. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 21:13, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Dmehus: You called? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:19, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Update: I just ported a bunch of pages from Terrific TV Networks Wiki onto Best TV Shows Wiki except for the ones that were already on Best TV Shows Wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:21, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I actually posted this on Awful Movies Wiki so we can continue this discussion there. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 21:22, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 See my reply to Blubabluba9990 above where I posted a couple of requested dumps. I'm not sure if they're needed anymore, but feel free to download them, if they are, in order to request they be imported onto the surviving wiki. Dmehus (talk) 21:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus I'll go on ahead and download the XML files now and get them over with. DarkMatterMan4500 Talk to me 21:44, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Bureaucrat decisions: The merges of Marvelous TV Show Episodes Wiki and Terrific Television Networks Wiki to Best TV Shows Wiki will be done next. After that, I'll rename Great Characters Wiki to Incredible Characters Wiki, take over Horrible Music & Songs Wiki, and redesign the main pages. I'll leave the domain changes for last because this would leave a lot of dead links.

MarioMario456 22:32, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Possible spam accounts[edit | edit source]

[1] [2] [3] [4] on FCRAFW and Circleyverse Wiki, they seem to be related. Can you do a CheckUser? InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:32, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

[5] [6] I reported them because the name either sounds like those spam accounts, or because they tripped filters. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:39, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll look into it shortly. Dmehus (talk) 15:39, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I found more [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:44, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
[12] is also suspicious. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:46, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
[13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] And that's not even close to all. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:03, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. That's enough. I'll get to them eventually when going through the global abuse logs on Meta Wiki. Dmehus (talk) 16:14, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
[41] [42] InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:18, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel, you don't need to keep adding spam only accounts. They will invariably become locked as part of the spambot sweeps. Dmehus (talk) 16:20, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Removal of inactive wiki creators[edit | edit source]

In accordance with the policy regarding inactivity I request that these users are removed from their positions as wiki creator:

  • CnocBride - no activity on Meta since 17 January 2021, last wiki creation on 25 July 2020
  • Furricane - no activity on Meta since 16 December 2020, last wiki creation on same date
  • Wolf - no activity on Meta since 5 January 2021, last wiki creation on 17 May 2020

--DeeM28 (talk) 17:28, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

DeeM28 Did you check the global activity on all of those wiki creators? I've been monitoring this, and will remove those which are globally inactive shortly. Dmehus (talk) 17:30, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
I was not aware that the rule was about global inactivity and to me there is not much sense in this because if a user abandons Meta and simply wishes to work on their personal wikis why is there a need for them to stay as wiki creator if they are not visiting Meta? The purpose of wiki creators is an active and quick user.
Anyway assuming that the global approach is correct, Wolf has edits only on 5 wikis in total and has not been active on any of these. Furricane also does not have any global edits in the past 3 months as far as I can observe. @CnocBride: does have edits on his/her wiki so I am pinging to ask him/her if she/he is still interested in being wiki creator as a voluntary resignation will be preferred to a mandated removal. DeeM28 (talk) 17:36, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
DeeM28 Yeah, I agree that Meta activity would make more sense, at least in the context of a wiki creator role; however, that is what I learned actually when discussing this John. In any case, pending a change to the policy, I will reach out to wiki creators who are inactive on Meta to see if they wish to continue with their permission or not. Dmehus (talk) 17:42, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
DeeM28 Yes check.svg Three wiki creators removed and thanked for their service, in accordance with the inactivity clause of the policy, as seen here, here, and here. Dmehus (talk) 18:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Lock this account as this was just a test account:[edit | edit source]

This is just a test account, so please lock it. DarkMatter test account (talk) 20:29, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Dmehus (talk) 20:31, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
And for those who are wondering, yes, I created DarkMatter test account only for testing, and nothing else. Just getting that message out there. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 15:32, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Delete my wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi, please delete my wiki https://bioencyclopedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page I can't spend time on my wiki For some reason I'm a little busy So I don't want to use the wiki now Rikv (talk) 03:49, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Rikv Have you generated XML and image dumps from your wiki using Special:DataDump first? Dmehus (talk) 07:12, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes Rikv (talk) 07:04, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Merge[edit | edit source]

Is it possible that my former main account can be merged with this account? Thanks, Bukkit (talk) 15:20, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Bukkit While Special:UserMerge does exist, with CentralAuth, it presents significant logistical challenges. so I would personally just suggest making Bukkit your main account. You could optionally request a lock of WikiJS, but this is entirely your choice. Dmehus (talk) 15:36, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm just wondering, what challenges does it cause? Bukkit (talk) 15:48, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block request[edit | edit source]

Target audience:User:うどん

He is a block-breaker of User:ウソつき who has been blocked by age restrictions, and although he was blocked indefinitely at Usopedia, he is editing a new wiki. Since the time has passed since the age limit block of the main account, it is estimated that it is over 13 years old now, but in the period until then, Usopedia has repeatedly broken blocks and it is classified as LTA. Since this is a cross wiki LTA, it requires a global block. In addition, enpedio, which is currently active, is also created from Enpedia's site without permission, and there is a risk of copyright infringement, so I would like you to delete it.Please mention me and reply when the block is complete. Thanks. --虎之介 (talk) 08:17, 13 May 2021 (UTC) 虎之介 (talk) 08:17, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Lock Swoe Janson for these comments:[edit | edit source]

The reason why I ask this is because of these comments: 1 2 3 4 5 Almost all of these comments are extremely offensive. For example, they refer to the Original Reception Wiki Users as an autistic n*ggert*rd, and just poking fun at people who are Asians, Jewish, and uses the word "spergs", which is basically a derogatory and/or disparaging term that pokes fun at people with Aspergers. Now tell me, do these ones even enough for a lock, although the comments were removed anyways? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:16, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

You've not linked to specific diffs. In any case, it wouldn't be right to lock the user, without prior warning, for a couple comments. If you can link to specific diffs the user made, a warning about our Code of Conduct may be appropriate. Dmehus (talk) 17:20, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Please link to the specific log entries from the comments log. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:21, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus Here you go. A list of Swoe Janson's comments. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:50, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Yes check.svg User firmly warned. Dmehus (talk) 17:58, 13 May 2021 (UTC)