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This noticeboard is community discussions, generally global in nature or which relate to specific wikis or users. For requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops', intervention, please see stewards' noticeboard. If in doubt, please try here first, and you will be directed there if the matter requires a Steward

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  • Start a community discussion, generally global in nature or which relates to specific wiki(s)
  • Solicit volunteers' assistance to help maintain or write content for your wiki
  • Ask questions with both the global community and system administrators about either Miraheze or some technical aspect of MediaWiki on your wiki
  • Request changes to your wiki's local interwiki table, including change(s) to locally override one or more of the global interwiki table (located on Meta) prefix configurations

If you would like to:

To add your request, type in a concise title in the box below, then click "Add Topic".

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how to fix error?

Hello! When I did the Template "Website" I got the error "Error Lua in Module: Wikidata on line 186: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value)." I think I need to enable the "Wikibase (client)" extension for the template to work. If I think correctly, how can I turn it on? Wiki — Kwack (talk)

Getting frustrated with Template:Sidebar, wont even display article links

Hello! I was just editing my wiki when I decided to import templates from WiKiPEDiA to my wiki, here. But when I put article links in it, it wont show up. I need formatting help, somehow

•• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 01:34, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Import w:MediaWiki:Common.js. The lists are collapsed by default, but the show/hide buttons won't exist without the JavaScript. -- Void Whispers 01:39, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
wow thanks. Problem now fixed, as you can see here •• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 05:24, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

A question about Navboxes

Hello there. I have just begun work on a new wiki, and I’m getting used to some of the complexity within them, but I have a question. In terms of Navboxes, like this one which is missing a hide/show button; thus lacking the ability to collapse and uncollapse, so is there any way to make them collapsible? Cheers - ManiacACS (talk) 06:20, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

See the above section with a link to import some content to get it working. RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contirbs · Rights - WB) 15:58, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

How do I close my account?

I got stalked on the internet and my life don't deserve to live, anymore. Mar9122 (talk) 20:02, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi, please follow Data Request Process. Paladox (talk) 21:07, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

I need formatting help concerning infoboxes

I want my infoboxes to look exactly like Wikipedia infoboxes. Basically I want to put it into like a box thing. Go to a wikipedia article, it has an infobox with grey background. I want my pwn infoboxes to look the same

•• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 02:28, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Extension Changes

Hello all,

We've recently noticed that 2 extensions no longer support the latest versions of our software anymore and have been causing issues on some wikis. To allow communities time to prepare before we remove these extensions and allow for feedback I'm posting this here. You can find more information in phab:T4584 and phab:T4583.

The two extensions are:

  • Poll which is in use on 100 wikis and can be replaced by the similar AJAX Poll or by PollNY
  • ArticleFeedbackV5 which is in use on 58 wikis and can not be replaced.

If you have any questions or feedback then please don't hesitate to inform us.

Thanks in advance, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 18:58, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

These have now been removed. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 21:45, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

"Report an error" link for my wiki

Hello! I want reader could inform me if he will find some mistake or inaccuracy. Is it possible to add "Report an error" link on my wiki? Or the best way I`d like to get - just select wrong phrase and press Ctrl+Enter and error report ready. Despierto (talk) 13:22, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

@Despierto: I'm not sure what kind of link you would want or where but you could link a page where people can report. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:23, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
@Reception123: Thanks. But users still should type page name, retype the fragment with error. It`s not comfortable way. Despierto (talk) 12:24, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Upload file error

Hello, i have a problem: i cannot upload files, it seems errors (in example: Could not store file "/tmp/phpBjTHsc" at "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/a/ae/Blue.jpg". ". and other. It could be fixed? -- ToMi (talk) 08:13, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

@ToMi: It looks like we might have ran out of disk space, I've reported it in phab:T4600 and are attempting to locate a sysadmin to deal with it. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 08:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
 Restored by Operations earlier today ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 20:22, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

I can't access to "Special:ManageWikiPermissions"

This will probably happen with other wikis. I can't access to Special:ManageWikiPermissions. That special page is where I can provide or remove permissions to each user group. In particular, I would like to have the freedom to remove or provide the possibility to participate to users not registered in the forum, among other things. Or was that special page deleted by chance? --PaladinDeGigantas (talk) 03:04, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Please try Special:ManageWiki/permissions. It was renamed. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 06:46, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Hello, I leave this comment to see if there is or could make some space on the main page to notify of important changes in the site. Recently, for example, the Dark Vector skin was removed, only notice in Discord and perhaps the one who is not there has no way to find out. Now some extensions have been changed and it has been reported here and maybe not everyone looks at it. For these reasons I think it will be good an "official" place to announce the most relevant changes, I don't think everyone knows how to read the changes of GitHub xD --Dark Dragoon (talk) 04:09, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@Dark Dragoon: That is a good point. Perhaps next time, we should add important changes to the site under the "News" section on the Main Page. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:59, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
I think here or discord will be the best place currently to look. There are plans for a mailing list for announcements and news which would include changes like this. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 06:26, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

About LocalSettings.php file

Hi, and thanks for your help. I'm a newbie, but trying to figure things out for myself. However, it seems as though some configuration work needs to happen in the LocalSettings.php file. But because I have created my Wiki using Mirahese, I have the sense that I cannot access that file, or make any of the changes that the instructions for so many functions mention. Is that correct, that I cannot access the LocalSettings.php file? Thank you. (Note: I referenced this page: Paul Evans (talk) 04:11, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@Paul Evans: We have our own extension called ManageWiki that allows you to change settings without having to edit the LocalSettings.php file, so please go to Special:ManageWiki (/settings, /extensions, /permissions, etc.) in order to make changes to the settings. If there are settings that you don't see there please see Request features. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:01, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
@Reception123: Thank you for responding. As I mentioned, I have been trying to figure things out for myself, so I had already discovered and started exploring the Special:ManageWiki features. I think maybe what I haven't got a good feel for yet (one of many things) is the understanding for when I should be able to find an answer and do things for myself, and when I necessarily have to ask you for help. I will try not to be too annoying, as I fumble my way along. Thanks again. Paul Evans (talk) 20:38, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Changing Usernames

Is there a way I can change my username? — Preceding unsigned comment added by QuirkyTotoro2002 (talkcontribs)

Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 13:55, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

A small question

Users with global user rights are trusted, but they also require maturity. So I would ask this question. Is there an official age requirement on CVT members/interwiki admins/stewards/staff? -- znotch190711 (temporary signature) 12:21, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

No, and btw, please delete the wikipedia logo from mprwiki as it's not CC-BY-SA. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 12:22, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
For the record, the wikipedia logo was removed. ^ ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 12:24, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
I have removed the Wikipedia logo from your wiki due to it being a copyright violation. Please do not upload copyrighted files. And indeed, there is no indication of an age requirement for CVT or any other rights anywhere. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:25, 9 August 2019 (UTC)


Hello all,

We have now opened a consultation into the Miraheze Discord server. You can find more information and participate at Discord/Feedback.

Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 13:14, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

something is going weird

on mprwiki, when I tried to edit the main page and the content pages in my wiki, sometimes the editing screen says that "Editing Main Page" and sometimes "View source for Main Page: You are not allowed to execute the action that you have requested." Fix it please. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 11:39, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

 Under Investigation ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 11:40, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Can not reproduce - Did you notice it after changing things in ManageWiki @Znotch190711: ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 11:45, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

@RhinosF1: I only disabled TocTree in Special:ManageWiki.  On hold --znotch190711 (temporary signature) 11:50, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
It could be a bug in Special:ManageWikiPermissions. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 11:53, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@Znotch190711: It could be you removed edit from * but didn't add it to other groups straight away. Therefore, you couldn't edit?? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 11:54, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: I have modified but it still did not work. I did exactly what you did: add the edit permissions to the non-* group. it still did not work.
I have given you crat and sysop rights on mprwiki so you can reinvestigate the issue. -- znotch190711 (temporary signature) 12:03, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
 Doing… ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 12:04, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg No issue with editing - Talking to some sysadmins now. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 12:08, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @RhinosF1: It seems to work now with I adding the edit permission to other user groups. --znotch190711 (temporary signature) 12:09, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Likely the issue was edit was missing from a group or it hadn't saved properly, Also, for the future, Please don't mess with settings while we are trying to reproduce a bug as it only makes it harder. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 12:11, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: I have removed the admin and crat rights for you since the test is done. Also, just to keep in mind that there is currently a request for comment locally there to discuss whether we should adopt Wikipedia's policies. --znotch190711 (temporary signature) 08:13, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Need assistance editting Common.css/Vector.css

Hello, I need assistance making some edits to my wiki's visual appearance, but haven't been able to change some aspects of the wiki due to poor knowledge of which assists are altered. I've listed what I'm trying to change in the list below.

  1. I wanted to make the tabs at the top fade similar to the system on other wikis, where the primary color of the article page (in this case #3D3D3D) is used as a solid color at the bottom of the tab, before turning transparent at the top. Whenever I made any edits to the Common.css, the tabs either turned completely solid, or disappeared. Likewise, there would still be a line from the top of the page running through the tab rather than disappearing for the tab you selected.
  2. I don't know what to change in the Common.css to alter the color of the navigation menu to the left to #EFEFFF. I've done it before but not anymore since it's been a while.
  3. I would like to make the color of all the hyperlinks #B0C4DE (or whatever color I used for the existing ones on the article). However, I don't know which part of the .css to edit to change the content bar's own link for the dropdown box.
  4. Another issue I'm facing is that I don't know how to change the color of the section numbers in the content bar itself. I've done it before on the Wikia site, but when Monobook was removed, I found that several of the assets I edited in the Monobook.css were incapable with Miraheze. Since then I have been unable to make any of the changes I need to the bar.

I'm not sure what happened here, but for whatever reason the tab colors here are mismatched. I'm trying to make the colors similar to the tabs named "Flag", but it either reverts the primary #303030 rather than the desired #3D3D3D.

I've been trying forever to convert the color of the tabs here to #3D3D3D, but it either reverts to the default Wikipedia color shown in the image, or it removes the boxes entirely and changes the appearance of the box.

Here is the link to the wiki: Wiki

I appreciate any help I can get to finally get this stuff out of the way. Thank you! Vivaporius (talk) 16:46, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Cologne Blue Skin

Hello all, We have been made aware that the Cologne Blue Skin is no longer maintained. This will be removed shortly from all Miraheze wikis. You can see more information on why we chose to do this on this wikimedia phabricator task. We apologise to any users affected by this change and if you have any questions or would like to suggest new skins and/or extensions. Please let us know.


~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - WB) 19:37, 12 August 2019 (UTC)


The Miraheze wiki,, was initially on the Wiki Fandom as Moderate-Right Pedia. I am an admin for Liberapedia on the fandom and here to report that Moderate-Right Pedia, under the group name "A-Z," has continuously stalked us, vandalized our pages, and threatened to "take down our wiki (Liberapedia)" for the past year. They also have a YouTube channel and in one of the videos admitted to hacking our website (last Friday). They are only using Miraheze to escape the consequences of their actions and will probably continue hacking our website even when fully migrated. Also see this.