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To delete spambot accounts (as suggested by Dmehus at https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Stewards%27_noticeboard#Requesting_deletion_of_spambot_accounts and that 'DataDump is not currently working') please could a system administrator:

  1. dump XML, image, and ManageWiki settings
  2. delete, drop, and create the wiki afresh
  3. import the dumps from 1)

Event Timeline

Reception123 triaged this task as Normal priority.Sat, Apr 3, 06:10
Reception123 moved this task from Backlog to Short Term on the MediaWiki (SRE) board.
Reception123 moved this task from Backlog to Maintenance Script Run on the MediaWiki board.

@Rob_Kam Do note that while you can technically download ManageWiki backups, there is not currently a script that allows us to import them. Would that be fine with you?

@Rob_Kam Do note that while you can technically download ManageWiki backups, there is not currently a script that allows us to import them. Would that be fine with you?

Ah, yes, I think you mentioned that to me before, that ManageWiki settings can be exported, but there's no way to import them. So, essentially, @Rob_Kam would just have to take screenshots of his ManageWiki settings and ManageWiki permissions settings, then redo them once the wikis had been recreated and XML imports done?

@Reception123 Yes, that's fine. I'll restore settings manually.

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Done. There were a few unexpected issues, if you are unsatisfied with the current state please reopen this task and let me know.

Thanks.

Except for File:Simple electronics wiki logo.png ‎none of the other files listed by Upload log were on the wiki previously.

Thanks.

Except for File:Simple electronics wiki logo.png ‎none of the other files listed by Upload log were on the wiki previously.

This could be because there were no upload log entries. I've noticed a number of old Miraheze wikis have no public log entries for page creations, uploads, and ManageWiki settings changes prior to 2018 (or so). I'm not sure how the ManageWiki image dump works, but suspect it does make a dump of images and image pages in the wiki's Media: virtual and File: namespaces, respectively. So, while there were no log entries, they were likely on your wiki.

Besides the logo theres were only two images in the dump I made of the wiki (on 1st Oct 2021). Those two files were also in the upload ....

I've deleted the extra files.

Please can the wiki be exempt from inactivity if not already so?

On the page https://simpleelectronics.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:ISBN there's the error

[f94313c30ca553f9d221f495] 2021-04-05 19:01:28: Fatal exception of type "MediaWiki\Revision\RevisionAccessException"

I changed the protection of Main page and that too now has an error.

The errors have gone, as far as I can tell. I'm now looking whether there are any other problems.

Please exempt from this wiki from inactivity it's main purpose is to be read and doesn't need to be actively edited.

Please exempt from this wiki from inactivity it's main purpose is to be read and doesn't need to be actively edited.

That request needs to be made on Stewards noticeboard on meta.miraheze.org not here. Sorry.

The errors have gone, as far as I can tell. I'm now looking whether there are any other problems.

Since everything seems fine now, I'll resolve this task. If you have any other issues please feel free to reopen.