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Controversial Media Bureaucrat[edit source]

Hey, my Controversial Media wiki problem isn’t resolved. I know you told me it was, but I don’t have bureaucrat. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MoistyTIT (talkcontribs) 16:28, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) Hello MoistyTIT, the bureaucrat group was created successfully by the Void on controversialmedia wiki but you weren't added to the group. If you are the legitimate owner of the wiki, any steward will be able to add you to the group. But be careful in future! And please ask at only one place. It would have been better to ask such things on the SN. And don't forget to sign your posts. Thanks, --Mazzaz (talk) 17:35, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've restored the permission, judging from the logs, they were the original bureaucrat. It appears that deleting the group removes all members of that group, which did not used to be a thing (I believe). -- Void Whispers 17:53, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Just a question[edit source]

Would a negative reception wiki about companies count as a violation of the Content Policy? Musicismylife (talk) 09:50, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's very unlikely. The content policy specifies a group of people so if you insulted the people that work there then that may be an issue. The policy allows for justified claims though so if you can back up why you think that then you would also be fine. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 09:53, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Libelous content in particular can be a problem, so a wiki based on negative content should have a minimum standard against just attacking. Lacking this and pages clearly going against the policy without any reasonable administrator effort if they are present are (in my mind) grounds to make a report per the policy. --Raidarr (talk) 10:01, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh. Well, there's this wiki called Horrible Companies Wiki and I'm thinking that various companies and studios should go there because on Awful Movies Wiki and Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki, there are some pages for companies/studios that make TV shows and movies, and the only way to decide which wiki they will go on is to choose randomly, and I don't think that's very fair, so I think the pages should be imported to Horrible Companies Wiki. Musicismylife (talk) 20:59, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Which specific wiki they fit best on is a matter for local wiki teams to agree on not Stewards. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 21:06, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What I mean is, would that be acceptable? Musicismylife (talk) 05:34, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As you know fully well, the wiki you linked is part of what is called Qualitipedia. As you also know full well, Horrible Companies Wiki is not. The pages should not be 'moved' from one administration to another, but if you wish to develop HCW, you can duplicate the pages there with attribution. Frankly however, HCW appears to be a rather dead wiki and there is nothing wrong in my opinion with how the pages are currently laid out if they are relevant and approved by local admins. What is acceptable to local admins should be discussed with local admins. It is not proper to go above their heads to Miraheze Meta over a strictly local topic. I write in firm terms because with regards to what I just said, there is a rather common trend at play that should be avoided. --Raidarr (talk) 08:22, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well, as you said, I do know that, but I would like to contribute to Horrible Companies Wiki and hopefully adopt it. Also even if the wiki is somewhat dead, it can still become active again. Musicismylife (talk) 08:38, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
In that case, you could remake those pages there and they would (probably) be quite topical. Ideally not duplicated word for word, but if they're lifted then you could do it with attribution. Unfortunately contributing to the wiki actually makes it impossible to adopt the usual way, meaning you'll have to host a local election and get everyone, if anyone in on the process if they are active there. After some time passes you can present the results to the Stewards and you'll have effectively adopted it. --Raidarr (talk) 21:58, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Question (2)[edit source]

How do you rename a wiki? Musicismylife (talk) 04:58, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please file a Phabricator task if you want the subdomain changed. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 11:41, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I wasn't talking about a subdomain. I was talking about the title itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Musicismylife (talkcontribs)

Musicismylife, if you are referring to Sitename, that can be changed in your wiki's Special:ManageWiki, if I am not wrong. But if you find you can't to change it, open a Phabricator task. --Mazzaz (talk) 07:09, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Okay. And what about merging wikis? Musicismylife (talk) 22:07, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I need a mini help[edit source]

Hello. What happened here, the visual editor is on, but, it doesn't show up. How can I solve this? YellowFrogger (talk) 04:48, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

YellowFrogger, the preferred place to ask these type of questions is CN. --Mazzaz (talk) 07:13, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Mazzaz Thanks for the invitation, but I don't edit there, everyone keeps ignoring me. YellowFrogger (talk) 07:37, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
An obscure talk page isn't going to be easier. Also, I don't see that you've recently edited on the CN at all. I've seen you edit the Stewards' noticeboard with interwiki requests, but parsing those is subject to the same issue as making a request of Stewards anywhere - they are quite busy and take a while to catch up. --Raidarr (talk) 11:43, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Try using Special:ManageWiki/namespaces and cycling the option to enable VisualEditor in that namespace. Even if it is currently disabled, disable it, save, then re-enable it. -- Void Whispers 16:54, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the advice! The Visual Editor came back as you can see on this page. YellowFrogger (talk) 18:42, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Anything I'll let you know when he wants to run away again, and let's get some questions answered, or not... YellowFrogger (talk) 18:43, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

interwiki admin request for onibuswiki, svonibuswiki and esonibuswiki[edit source]

Hello, how are you? You are the only active steward who is helping. If you help with this, I'll be very grateful.

Can I have interwiki-admin for onibus.miraheze.org, svonibus.miraheze.org, and esonibus.miraheze.org?, there's no community

Criteria:

  • Hold bureaucrat rights on the local wiki: yes
  • Have had a Miraheze account for (a) at least two (2) weeks prior to requesting or (b) the two (2) month global user longevity requirement above: Registered: 2020-10-06
  • Have made either (a) 500 edits on the local wiki where requested or (b) the 1,000 global edit requirement above: Total edits: 22,400
  • Comply with any additional local rules governing the selection of local interwiki administrators

Thanks. YellowFrogger (talk) 23:03, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

warning, very beware!!!!!!!!!![edit source]

I discover that you don't need to be an interwiki admin to put interwiki links on a page. For example: I put this link [[En:Apache Vip IV]] on this page and it stayed there in other languagues, the word "English" (because a steward (I think it was the Dmehus) put an interwiki prefix in english for me 1 year ago)

See this page to see the interwikis prefixs: https://onibus.miraheze.org/wiki/Especial:Interwikis.

Can you put this link: https://svonibus.miraheze.org/ as prefix language "sv - svenska" and this https://esonibus.miraheze.org/ as language prefix "es - español"? Thanks.


And on other wikis you do the same (for example: on svenska version, you put an interwiki prefix there (on all, got it)) YellowFrogger (talk) 23:13, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Holding onto CheckUser rights[edit source]

Hi, I removed your CheckUser rights from loginwiki as it seems you have had these assigned for a months. Please note it not policy for Stewards to be able to retain CheckUser rights outside of need and necessity to execute checks. Please ensure to add and remove the rights after each usage. John (talk) 00:49, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why is my wiki closed due to inactivity?[edit source]

Why is my wiki https://wiki.mxlinuxusers.de/wiki/Hauptseite closed due to inactivity? The last change was on 4 January 2022, 11 days ago. What can I do? Please open the wiki again. Gosian (talk) 22:17, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. This was due to the rebuild after the server migration that Miraheze performed yesterday. You must reopen the wiki. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 22:21, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Gosian, Yes check.svg Reopened the wiki, but do note you can also do this here, as you're a local bureaucrat. :) Dmehus (talk) 22:53, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. --Gosian (talk) 23:37, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Need some help with my email[edit source]

No email confirmation code hasn't arrived in my yahoo inbox as I also checked thoroughly into the spam and trash folders as it hasn't arrived for four days now. Peakbread (talk) 13:57, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I saw you saying the same thing on another steward talk page. I recommend that you speak on some noticeboard. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 14:03, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, I was just confused on where to seek help with the problem I am having. Peakbread (talk) 14:17, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
When I click the noticeboard, where do I go to post my problem? Peakbread (talk) 14:18, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This noticeboard scope business is annoying, even I'm not perfect at it. Even I post out of scope sometimes. But since your question is something stewards cannot resolve, I would recomend you to speak on the community noticeboard, if I'm not mistaken. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 14:40, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the help again! Hopefully, someone will resolve the problem I am having. Peakbread (talk) 14:42, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi[edit source]

Can u help me out? Octahedron foundation (talk) 03:30, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Help[edit source]

Got locked out of my wiki can’t change group permissions please help Octahedron foundation (talk) 02:09, 23 January 2022 (UTC) @Void:[reply]

Void-bot[edit source]

Hi Void. You may already know that Void-bot (talkcontribslogs) has been inactive for over a year, do you still need the bot flag? There is also a discussion at Meta:CPO#Inactive bots in which you may like to participate. Thanks, Magogre (talk) 05:17, 6 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hmm, that is an interesting idea, as while the bot is technically active, there is nothing it is doing that should be touching meta. In terms of that at least, it probably doesn't need the rights, though I'm inclined to leave it unless policy changes. I may also use the bot for some purposes at some point, but I'm unlikely to work on it until at least May. -- Void Whispers 03:43, 8 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The IP that attacked Wikilouco and Destruipedia continues[edit source]

Eu vi que você já andou dando bloqueios global em certos IPs, bom ele voltou a atacar, esse tipo de vândalo parece usar algum mecanismo que modifica os IPs, mesmo na Wiki do Carlb que possui CheckUser não consegue localizar exatamente, a faixa principal em que o sujeito estaria atacando as wikis. Caso você tenha algum tipo de fonte sobre eles, favor falar comigo diretamente na Destruipedia, para eu poder relatar sobre outras wikis, para ver se para esse vândalo troll, mesmo que seja por algumas semanas, ou meses se possivel.

Translation:

I saw that you've already been giving global blocks on certain IPs, well he came back to attack, that type of vandal seems to use some mechanism that modifies the IPs, even in Carlb's Wiki that has CheckUser can't locate exactly, the main range in which the subject would be attacking the wikis. If you have some sort of source on them, please speak to me directly on Destroipedia, so I can report on other wikis, to see if it stops this troll vandal, even if it's for a few weeks, or months if possible. Pérola Maniaco (talk) 18:52, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg IP address range globally softblocked per no open proxies policy and for the vandalism. Dmehus (talk) 20:21, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock my ip address[edit source]

Why my ip address is blocked across all wiki on my web browser. I don't think so. The expiry date is still long which is year 2023. Can you unblock me now for the reasons of wrongful block in arbitrary manner — Preceding unsigned comment added by QwertyMan'65 (talkcontribs) 00:57, 27 April 2022 (UTC)‎[reply]

@QwertyMan'65: What error do you get specifically? Also, please remember to sign all your comments by adding ~~~~ at the end of each post, thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 01:02, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
the statement says
The block was made by ‪Void‬. The reason given is Web host or proxy. Contact cvtmiraheze.org if affected..
Start of block: 18:48, 7 August 2021
Expiration of block: 18:48, 7 August 2023
Intended blockee: 2404:8000:0:0:0:0:0:0/32
You can contact ‪Void‬ or another administrator to discuss the block. You can use the "Email this user" feature if a valid email address is specified in your preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is 2404:8000:1005:555:357c:28b4:77c1:7bb3, and the block ID is #. Please include all above details in any queries you make. QwertyMan'65 (talk) 07:21, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I did contacted void but did not reply QwertyMan'65 (talk) 07:21, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
QwertyMan'65, it looks like that IP range has been globally soft rangeblocked, meaning you should be unaffected from editing on these IP ranges while logged in, as I previously articulated and speculated here. The only way you would be affected adversely is if trying to edit anonymously from those ranges, or if trying to create an account while logged out (which is a discouraged practice anyway, in accordance with the spirit of [[user accounts policy). While the IP range doesn't look to be a web host/open proxy, based on my data source, it does look like it was used for significant crosswiki spamming (or attempted spamming), based on these global locks from that timestamp. I will typically block for crosswiki spamming for up to 1 year, so I'd be open to shortening this block to 1 year, from the current 2 years, with a valid need. However, this is sort of meh, given that you are able to edit just fine on Miraheze. Dmehus (talk) 05:44, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
QwertyMan'65, given the expiry date mentioned, it's almost certainly you've hit an open proxy/VPN/colocation hosting provider, blocked per no open proxies policy. It's also very unlikely to be affecting you when logged in to your QwertyMan'65 primary account. The only way this would be affecting you is if you (a) are either trying to edit anonymously on a wiki or (b) trying to create an alternate account when logged out. As a recommended best practice, you should transparently create your alternate accounts while logged in. If this is not the case, and you've hit a hardblocked proxy (which is very rare), then please send an e-mail to stewards(at)miraheze.org, identifying the wiki where affected, your username, the block ID, and other relevant or potentially relevant information. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 05:42, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Void-Bot[edit source]

I have two requests for you regarding void-bot

  1. currently when I try to use mhbots SAL logging the bot disconnects from IRC everytime.
  2. In line with our rename to FOSSBots, could you please move the logging from #miraheze-bots to #fossbots?

Thanks MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 00:03, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Should be all set. -- Void Whispers 01:45, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please enable the linktitle extension.[edit source]

hello steward. I have a wiki hosted by miraheze and I am pleased with the behavior. I need to enable the 'linktitle' extension in Largedu.miraheze.org or I would want to get mediawiki-manage-restricted right with which I could enable greyed out extensions. Amrit (talk) 06:51, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) While I'm not a Steward, the more appropriate place to put this would be either on the stewards' noticeboard or phabricator I believe. I would recommend doing that so your post is more visible. Also as an add-on to my message, I'm not discouraging you from using an individual Steward's talk page. Just trying to say this for a future fyi. Hypercane (talk) 09:44, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Please do not request on Phabricator unless SRE need to advise. We can't give ManageWiki-restricted out but a Steward can make those changes for you! ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 10:24, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]