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Changing bureaucratic/administrator status??

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Thepainking (talkcontribs)

Hi there. I created a wiki in 2020. When to gain absolute control of my wiki, i realized i am not the administrator but someone who is not involved in the project is the bureaucrat/administrator in 2018 (2 years before i created the wiki). How is this possible? I'm assuming this is the creator of the software/platform? how do i change this and make myself the administrator/bureaucrat? This is important as i cant have someone else with rights to my wiki and need admin rights that i do not currently have. Detailed instructions would be much appreciated. TIA

Bawolff (talkcontribs)
Thepainking (talkcontribs)

it's definitely my wiki. I've worked on it for months. what doesn't make sense it i started the wiki as a blank slate in 2020, yet this unknown user has been an admin since 2018? its highly important information and cannot have someone we knot know have access to it.

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

Are you hosting the site yourself? Does the admin in question appear in special:log/rights, were you the one who ran the mediawiki installer (since one of the steps of that creates an admin account)

Thepainking (talkcontribs)

the site is being hosted by a company (e.g. bluehost). The admin does appear in the special: user groups/user list. But i am the one who ran the mediawiki installer and created the database. The company hosting the server has not done anything with my wiki. Yet for some reason, i did not get admin rights and someone else has them from 2018, even though i installed the mediawiki in 2020. Now i've looked at all the links you've sent me and tried them but still out of luck. Still no change in my user rights. I don't know what to do....if there is an easy and concise step-by-step guide somewhere please let me know. unfortunately, i cannot spend too many man hours on this issue although it is crucial to resolve it.

Charitwo (talkcontribs)
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