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  • If the wiki does have active administrators, file the request with one of them.
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{{Status|In progress}}
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Old requests are archived by the date of their last comment.

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See Global sysops/Speedy delete requests.

Manual requests[edit]

"fake namespace" at mhrwiki[edit]

Status:    In progress
Moved from GSR.

Please nuke w:mhr:Special:PrefixIndex/Викиувер: OOS/No useful content. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 19:02, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This appears to be an improvised namespace for a Wikinews subproject. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:48, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is there any policy or consensus on this matter? NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 19:56, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
alswiki has a similar project. I suppose there was consensus given the number of pages, but not sure if that's sufficient to request the namespace to be actually created on Phabricator. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:02, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
According to w:mhr:Category:Викиувер, some of them were even created in Wikipedia namespace. I can't find any discussions that mention Викиувер; would you mind asking some local users (in Russian)? NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 20:23, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:31, 8 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nearly three weeks have passed. Given that this page is only for non-controversial requests, those article can probably be left there for now. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 15:54, 28 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wonder whether this is sufficient to create a Phab task. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:32, 28 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
They should definitely be imported to Incubator, but, given that no comments were left at the discussion you started, it is likely that they will continue creating such articles. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 21:15, 28 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Moving this from GSR to SRM for further consideration, since this is no longer a simple request. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
00:01, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. Pinging users who are active at mhrwiki recently: @Frhdkazan and VolnyiLev. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 00:25, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment I think they can be moved to existing namespace for now. It can be something like 'Wikipedia/wikinews/PAGENAME'. From there, community can decided what to do with those. Right now, I don't think we need a new namespace, and it's not up to us to decide that anyway. The community should get a consensus for a new namespace to be created.--BRP ever 00:36, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I suppose the fact the namespace is de facto used is some kind of consensus. I don't think WP namespace is really appropriate for them though (only a few are currently located there, more likely on accident). ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    09:50, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Outdated (super ancient) database report pages[edit]

Status:    In progress

After deleting a set of weird-looking project-namespace pages from 2004 apparently resembling database reports (now found at special pages), which, once created, had never been updated, it turned out that these also exist in the same old state on quite a few other smaller wikis with a total of 256 pages of this style I could find. Since this is kind of a larger issue, I would like to ask here first whether there is any value in keeping any of these pages – as far as I can see, they are only confusing if not misleading. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
23:42, 9 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This pages have no function. The content is in html and not in wikitext. 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 20:19, 10 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think those can be deleted. That said, some of the pages you mention are marked as archived content – for those, it's worth checking before doing anything.
Maybe a village pump message to affected projects, and take an action after (assuming no objections are raised)? This doesn't feel like something that should be decided from Meta Face-smile.svg. Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:31, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@1234qwer1234qwer4: What do you think about my Village pump suggestion above? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:35, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is sensible, though I don't think I have the time to notify every wiki in question. Looks like @WikiBayer has also been deleting some recently. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
10:49, 5 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OAuth permissions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Preferably permission requests should be submitted using the form from Special:OAuthConsumerRegistration.

After submitting this form, you will receive a token that your application will use to identify itself to MediaWiki. An OAuth administrator will need to approve your application before it can be authorized by other users. It is possible to request approval using {{oauthapprequest}}, please create a sub-section to this part.

A few recommendations and remarks:

  • Try to use as few grants as possible. Avoid grants that are not actually needed now.
  • Versions are of the form "major.minor.release" (the last two being optional) and increase as grant changes are needed.
  • Please provide a public RSA key (in PEM format) if possible; otherwise a (less secure) secret token will have to be used.
  • Use the JSON restrictions field to limit access of this consumer to IP addresses in those CIDR ranges.
  • You can use a project ID to restrict the consumer to a single project on this site (use "*" for all projects).
  • The email address provided must match that of your account (which must have been confirmed).

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