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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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Issue after importing

After importing a template from the english Wikipedia, all infoboxes in my wiki seem to have been affected. The template in question was "Template:Infobox monarchy". It seems there is some kind of conflict after changes in the "Module:Infobox". Any help is appreciated. IvanCastroTheFool (talk) 17:27, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

@IvanCastroTheFool: a link to your wiki would it make easier to help you LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 09:45, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. IvanCastroTheFool (talk) 17:22, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Any idea about the issue, @Lily:? IvanCastroTheFool (talk) 18:45, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@IvanCastroTheFool: The wiki is private --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 08:10, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
IvanCastroTheFool To add to what Lily said above, you can add a user willing to help you to the member group, even setting an expiry date if you wish, without needing to change your wiki from a private wiki to a public wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 13:29, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Done, @Lily: Again, sorry for the delay. IvanCastroTheFool (talk) 18:17, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

About Inputbox

Please tell me the specifications of Inputbox. How do I resize the section level of the input box to create a new comment?

I want Inputbox to put (=== titlesub ===) under one big heading (== title ==) in the input box. Please tell me how to do it.--虎之介 (talk) 13:43, 18 April 2021 (UTC) 虎之介 (talk) 13:43, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

虎之介 Have you tried looking in any of the extension's info pages? I would look there for starters. Turtle84375 (talk) 20:23, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Lost on Infoboxes

I've just imported the XML required for infoboxes onto my Wiki, but I'm stuck on what to do now. Whenever I go to the Template:Infobox page on my wiki, it just displays a red link to some page called "Template:Documentation". So, yeah, I'm totally stuck. CheeseMilkYogurt (talk) 19:46, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

What's your wiki? @CheeseMilkYogurt: Ugochimobi (talk) 07:31, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Your template requires a template "Documentation". Your template should be working anyway because the missing template is not included, LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 08:13, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: You have deleted the template "Documentation" by yourself. Do you really know what you are doing? LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 08:17, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Sorry @Lily: That was supposed to be for @CheeseMilkYogurt: i guess 🙂 Ugochimobi (talk) 08:21, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: You are so right, I am deeply sorry, LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 09:50, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Lily: THAT'S NOTHING YOU KNOW... Ugochimobi (talk) 12:59, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: Sorry I missed your birthday, best wishes afterwards! LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 09:02, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Wow!! @Lily: how did you know my birthday??😃😃 Ugochimobi (talk) 09:20, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
@Ugochimobi: You published it on your famepedia user page, I took a look into the source code (I know I should not reveal my secrets 🙂) LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 09:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Anyways thanks @Lily: :) Ugochimobi (talk) 10:29, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Volunteer Opportunities

Hello all,

I just wanted to inquire about something. I've been looking for ways that I can help out within Miraheze, and I see that there are numerous opportunities available, a lot of which require an election process. I was just wondering what you more experienced users out there would recommend that I start by doing in the community so that I can build up necessary experience for other positions of responsibility. Thanks! Turtle84375 (talk) 07:41, 20 April 2021 (UTC)


Is there a criteria for custom domain wikis and inactivity exemptions? Like maybe you need to have the wiki be a month old or something? InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:03, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

InspecterAbdel For custom domains, there is not too many conditions, other than if you are using Cloudflare for your DNS hosting, you must uncheck the orange proxy option. You can even request a free domain name from Freenom, if you wish. With regard to inactivity exemptions, there is not a codified criteria, but generally speaking, we assess both content quantity as well as quality and need (i.e., number of editors, number of new user creations, number of edits or log actions, etc.). Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:08, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: And for some reason, this issue, which has been bugging me even before I got GDPR'd, the number of files, edits, and articles are not accurate when displayed using magic words. Why? InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:53, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Another question, how do you edit the topbar? I already know there's a Sidebar interface page, but I don't know what MW page changes the topbar (with logout and etc.) InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:59, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel As far as I know, the top navigation menu needs to be customized via creating a JavaScript and adding it to your wiki's MediaWiki:Common.js file, or creating a gadget in MediaWiki namespaces which users can optionally enable. Joritochip assisted Rob Kam with a similar request, so may be able to assist you. Dmehus (talk) 17:02, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
@InspecterAbdel: JavaScript is required to add new items to the personal links bar in the top right. You can use mw.util.addPortletLink() to accomplish this (documentation for that method can be found here). If you need additional help implementing this on your wiki you can reply to me here or let me know on my talk page, I'd be happy to help you further. Joritochip (talk) 22:45, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel I assume you mean your recreated naasgamelandwiki, and not your previously deleted wiki. In any case, there's a couple things for this. Only pages in your wiki's Main namespace, or other namespaces where specified, that treat pages as "content pages" are counted. Also, from time to time, these values can be out of date. In such an event, you can request Site Reliability Engineering run a maintenance script with a Phabricator request. Please {{ping}} Reception123 if you need him to change your e-mail address to a non-Outlook e-mail address, but do DM or e-mail him your e-mail address(es) and please don't post them publicly. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:07, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
There are 4 <Main> pages on naasgamelandwiki, 1 is a redirect. InspecterAbdel (talk) 17:12, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
I would not recommend free domains from Freenom for anyone, as freenom is known for closing the domains of a website with a ton of traffic, then proceeding to blacklist/ban you from their services, and don't get me started on their crappy customer service. If you ask them why you got blocked, they'd be like "A block is a block. Deal with it, greetings, (name here). It's a freaking permanent block from the service. You would be better off getting a .(domain name here) from namecheap, one of the most liked domain sellers, than Freenom. WikiJS talk 18:12, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
My website uses HostGator anyways. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:30, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Another good one, and I assume you already have a domain, correct? WikiJS talk 18:43, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
It's a separate website unrelated to Miraheze. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:46, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I know, but do you have a domain registered, .net, etc? WikiJS talk 19:12, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes. But I'm not going to reveal it, yet. InspecterAbdel (talk) 19:29, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Alright, and to set your wiki to the domain, follow these steps. WikiJS talk 19:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)


Is it possible to change the number of a namespace eg. <Main> = 0 <Talk> = 1 etc.??? Ugochimobi (talk) 21:33, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Ugochimobi It may be technically possible, but since this is a wiki farm and also since those are core MediaWiki namespaces, it would be very messy, so I'm going to say no or, at the very least, it would be strongly not recommended. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 21:36, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
I actually have an issue with my Draft and Draft talk namespace numbering, They're currently Draft: 3002 and Draft talk:3003
They're normally supposed to be Draft:118 and Draft talk:119
Please help. @Dmehus: Ugochimobi (talk) 21:41, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Ugochimobi I assume you're referring to Draft: and Draft talk: namespaces on English Wikipedia. Why would it matter if they are 3002 and 3003 on Miraheze, though? If some of your templates call namespace IDs 118 and 119, you should be able to use a text replacement or mass edit regex extension to make those text replacements to your namespace IDs. Dmehus (talk) 21:44, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! You're awesome! @Dmehus: Ugochimobi (talk) 21:47, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 22:08, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
{{NAMESPACENUMBER:{{ns:Draft}}:Test}} should produce the correct namespacenumber no matter what the exact number in the specific wiki is, here an example: Namespace Module has the namespacenumber 828 LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 08:39, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh. Thanks there! Ugochimobi (talk) 09:31, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, thanks, Lily. I actually wasn't aware of that magic word. That should likely be very helpful. Dmehus (talk) 13:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Article Assessment

I need to enable article assessment for my wiki, I mean the #assessment parser function doesn't work. Please do I enable it, Is it an extension or what?? Ugochimobi (talk) 17:13, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

That parser function becomes a MediaWiki extension PageAssessments that is not used in Miraheze. If you want it, you can ask it to be installed in Phabricator. Thanks. --Anton (talk) 18:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Please Help

How do I see all the pages in a particular namespace, specifically I want to see all the pages in the Draft namespace
How Please Ugochimobi (talk) 17:42, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Ugochimobi Special:AllPages should work, which you can qualify with Special:AllPages/0, for all pages in (Main) namespace. To my knowledge, you can even transclude that special page with {{Special:AllPages/0}}. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 18:09, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks man. You're awesome! Ugochimobi (talk) 18:12, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Afaik you can qualify only with the namespace name, not with the number [[Special:AllPages/MediaWiki: in namespace 8 MediaWiki]] --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 20:26, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Lily Oh, interesting. TIL something new...I just assumed it was qualified with the namespace number, not the namespace name. Namespace name is actually easier to remember. ;) Dmehus (talk) 20:29, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I just tested the link you have entered. You can add a string after the colon, the display will start with that string. So you can produce an alphabetical linklist e.g. [[Special:AllPages/Template:m in namespace 10 Template starting with m]]

Is it possible to recover account

I have an alt with the username User:Mirahexe which is registered very long ago. Its username violates the username rules, and now it's blocked. I received a message in the talk page too, but I didn't see the message because I don't log on to it a lot. In the message, it told me to change the name in a link but it was far too late, I can't log in to the account now. Now I'm just asking if it's possible to unblock the account and rename it. Anpang (talk) 01:22, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Anpang Yes, it's possible, I can unlock it for you to do this, but only if I know you still know your login credentials to the account. Dmehus (talk) 01:24, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I still know my password to the account. Anpang (talk) 01:29, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Anpang Yes check.svg Accepted and unlocked to request a global rename. Dmehus (talk) 01:33, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I requested the name change. Also replying from this account so you know that I'm already logged in. Mirahexe (talk) 01:37, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you for that, for requesting the global rename, and for your diplomacy and grace. The global rename has now been Yes check.svg completed. As a recommended best practice, please try and keep this username for at least twelve months (if not longer). Dmehus (talk) 01:43, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

The discussion tab on Great Characters Wiki has been broken for months.

I can't use the discussion tab on Great Characters Wiki anymore, because whenever I try to do so, all I get is a lengthy error code and a message that says something along the lines of "Fatal exception of type "Flow\Exception\UnknownWorkflowdException"". This problem has been going on for four months and it hasn't been fixed yet. Can this be fixed or is it broken beyond repair? SuperStreetKombat (talk) 02:47, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Do you use StructuredDiscussions? WikiJS talk 18:01, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
They do InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:07, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Seems as of the wiki does, so we need a local bureaucrat, @DarkMatterMan4500:, or @MarioMario456: to remove the extension, as it seems to be related to that extension. WikiJS talk 18:09, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't like flow. Disabling it is a good idea. InspecterAbdel (talk) 18:13, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
IMO, flow is a decent extension but is better for help pages, anything else should use DiscussionTools. WikiJS talk 18:24, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I believe this is likely related to a configuration issue on the wiki. For example, on that wiki, I believe, or perhaps a different wiki, I had to add the writeapi to the * user group. Not saying that's the issue here, but it could be something like a namespace content model issue, potentially. StructuredDiscussions is actually a decent, fairly bug-free discussion extension. I do like it, and prefer it over the Comments or WikiForum extension. CommentStreams is also a good option, but the issue there is that it creates individual comment and thread pages, which can clutter things up when importing a wiki onto another platform. Dmehus (talk) 18:43, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
WikiJS You called me? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 21:26, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, on Great Characters Wiki, there is an error when users go on the discussion page. I get [Random Letters and Numbers] 2021-04-26 12:17:33: Fatal exception of type "Flow\Exception\UnknownWorkflowIdException". I suspect it is caused by the extension StructuredDiscussions, so disabling it might fix it. If not, you can re-enable it. WikiJS talk 12:19, 26 April 2021 (UTC)


How do I protect pages so that custom-created user groups/non-protected priviledge can edit? On TestWiki, you can protect it so that only bureaucrats can edit it, but I don't know how you can do that, especially since that you can only protect it to only users, autoconfirmed users, or admins. InspecterAbdel (talk) 15:19, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

InspecterAbdel This requires a Phabricator request, though I can do it for you if you want, as it requires setting up restriction levels (which aren't configurable in ManageWiki) in LocalSettings.php in the GitHub repository. What do you want for the name of the user right for the restriction level (i.e., like editsemiprotected for autoconfirmed users)? Dmehus (talk) 15:54, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I want 2 editstuffs: I want editofficial and editarchive InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:06, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Edit official is for Co-Creators and Edit Archive is for bots and Co-Creators InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:07, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel Okay, I'll try and add those restriction levels today or tomorrow for you. Which wikis? Once they've been created, you can assign that user right to whichever groups you want in Special:ManageWiki/permissions. Dmehus (talk) 16:20, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Today, on Naasgamelandwiki. InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:22, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I'll try working on that today. Dmehus (talk) 16:25, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: How long does it take to update the GitHub repository? InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:21, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Well, not too long, but I do have other requests and things to do today, but rest assured, I'll get to it today or tomorrow. Dmehus (talk) 16:25, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Ok, thanks InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:51, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Yay, replying works, but about Phab, I might not get my own account until I have my own Gmail. InspecterAbdel (talk) 16:56, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Did you add it now? InspecterAbdel (talk) 13:47, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
hello? InspecterAbdel (talk) 11:11, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
I'll try and get to this today or tomorrow, but it is just an extra protection/restriction level, so not a high priority, as the existing protection/restriction levels do work well. This is more of a nice to have, but I will definitely get to it. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 13:12, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
You're welcome :D InspecterAbdel (talk) 14:07, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: When you are done adding it, ping me. InspecterAbdel (talk) 14:32, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Will do. It's on my list of things to do today. Dmehus (talk) 14:40, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Did you do it yet? InspecterAbdel (talk) 14:30, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Not yet, been quite busy, but I will, and will {{ping}} you here when it's finished. Dmehus (talk) 14:34, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok, if you haven't done it now, why don't you go do it right away? InspecterAbdel (NLW) 14:35, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Permission Help

Hi please I want a System admin to help deleted the extended confirmed user group in my famepedia wiki from the backend and its impossible for me to delete from over here. I wanna recreate it cuz I'm having some conflicts. @Dmehus: Ugochimobi (talk) 21:58, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Ugochimobi We've just completed the addition of the restriction level, so I'm not sure why you're wanting to delete either that or your extended confirmed users group. Instead of proposing to delete something that was only recently added, can you instead describe what issue(s) you are having? The reason I ask is because I've tested protection on both wikis, and did not encounter any issues. Dmehus (talk) 22:18, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Am I confused?.., Lol I actually want the user group to appear like Extended confirmed but the name should be extendedconfirmed Do you get me? @Dmehus: Ugochimobi (talk) 22:22, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Ugochimobi Oh, yes, I see what you mean, and I wondered if you intended for Extendedconfirmed to contain an initial capital letter or not. This can be changed if you really want, but the group name should not contain spaces and, ideally, underscores as well. If you just want to change the displayed name of the group, you would just define that with MediaWiki:Group-Extendedconfirmed and MediaWiki:Group-Extendedconfirmed. In the page text, you would type: Extended confirmed users. I can create them for you if you want. Dmehus (talk) 23:10, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I want the page text to be Extended confirmed users but I want the internal name to be extendedconfirmed without any capitalization. for example, sysop for Administrators Ugochimobi (talk) 19:31, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Ugochimobi Oh, okay. You can take care of the page text with the above-noted MediaWiki interface messages, though I would recommend, strongly, an initial character of the first word capitalized. And you can't delete the user group in ManageWiki? I mean, yes, I get the idea of wanting to delete and recreate that group, but it will mean another GitHub PR on the one wiki (the other wiki it's not capitalized). Are you still needing template editor protection as well, or do you think you might not need that at the moment? Dmehus (talk) 19:44, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay. Just let go of the group. Yes i need the (templateeditor) Edit protected templates protecton for both wikis. @Dmehus: Ugochimobi (talk) 19:51, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Glitched extension

I am an admin on Weather Radio Wiki, and there is a strange glitch that whenever you try to type something in the search bar, it will always say "No match was found". I have tried to find out what extension this is but all to no avail. What extension is it so I can disable it until it is fixed. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:45, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 Hmm, that's strange. I tried it myself, and it looks like it doesn't affect the performance of the search bar, but I typed in the name of a valid page, and indeed it told me there was "No match." It looks like something is going wrong in the "autocomplete," though if you hit enter even if it says "No match was found," the search still returns the valid page as it should. Not sure what's causing it, but someone else may be able to help with that. Turtle84375 (talk) 20:17, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Yeah. It also does it on Mixed TV Shows Wiki. I have tried looking in the ManageWiki log for the specific extension but I couldn't find it. It could be a glitch with autocomplete. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:22, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I've heard that it can be the TitleKey extension, but I haven't looked into it myself. -- Void Whispers 20:28, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Ok Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:32, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I just disabled the TitleKey extension but it is still happening. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:35, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Have you enabled the Wikibase extension? If so, that is what must have caused it. You can disable this from the "Wikibase" section in ManageWiki. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 20:39, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I will try that. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:39, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I disabled the extensions with “wikibase” in the title but it still happens. I couldn’t find a specific “wikibase” extension, but in the Additional Settings there is a whole category called wikibase but no extensions with that title. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:44, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Nvm it worked. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 20:45, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Hola User:Blubabluba9990. Puede ser esta extensión: (la segunda de la lista "otros").
En la página de Mediawiki dice: Había una extensión con el mismo nombre que no se mantuvo y nunca estuvo lista para su uso en un entorno de producción y se archivó en 2013. Extensión archivada.
Aún no sé dónde (soy nuevo por aquí), pero habría que avisar para que la eliminen de la lista de Manage Wiki. Saludos cordiales. Hugo Ar (talk) 02:17, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Translated by Google Translator
Hello, User:Blubabluba9990. It can be this extension: (the second in the "others" list).
On the Mediawiki page it says: There was an extension with the same name that was unmaintained and never ready for use in a production environment and was archived in 2013. Archived extension.
I still don't know where (I'm new around here), but it would be necessary to warn to remove it from the Manage Wiki list. Best regards. Hugo Ar (talk) 02:17, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
I already fixed the problem. And I had tried Advanced Search prior but it wasn't the problem extension. This problem has been fixed though.
I would suggest maybe fixing the Wikibase extensions since that is what caused the problem. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 14:42, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Requesting Bureaucrat status on the amazinggameplaywiki.

Since the original bureaucrat of the Amazing Gameplay Wiki is no longer around, I'd like to become the next bureaucrat of that wiki as I've made this announcement on that said wiki. In short, I would appreciate it if I was casted as a bureaucrat since the other one is no longer here. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:48, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

DarkMatterMan4500 This isn't really in scope of community noticeboard, unless you're asking how to go about this. Generally speaking, in such cases where local bureaucrat(s) are relatively inactive, you need to hold a local election, ideally already being a constructive and productive contributor to the wiki, following these guidelines and taking into account any local permissions elections policies on the wiki as may exist. When your election has concluded, you can post your request at stewards' noticeboard for a Steward to review. Dmehus (talk) 13:55, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh yeah, I forgot all about that. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:56, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Pulling info from Wikidata

Is it possible to pull data from Wikidata into a Miraheze wiki? Like I want to on a page just add the Wikidata ID and pull some properties (if they exist). --Sabelöga (talk) 23:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

You can either import dumps of the items and properties from Wikidata or add Wikidata as an import source (should be requested on Phabricator) for your wiki which would add Wikidata to Special:Import allowing you to directly import items and properties directly without downloading dumps. Is that what you are looking for or do you want automation? R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 16:03, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Is there a list of Miraheze wikis?

Is there a list of Miraheze wikis?

That might be neat... to network between different wiki communities on here.

Thanks and cheers. MichaelTen (talk) 04:47, 26 April 2021 (UTC) MichaelTen (talk) 04:47, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

I found a list Gazetteer of wikis. is that the best list? Cheers. MichaelTen (talk) 04:53, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
MichaelTen Special:WikiDiscover seems to have the most complete list. Hope this helps! :) Turtle84375 (talk) 07:11, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
If you have really much time you can browse through the Farmer log where all requests and actions are documentated. --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 07:41, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
If you want a complete list (albeit without links), you can look at Special:WikiSets/1. — Arcversintalk 22:23, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Arcversin While that is definitely an option, yes, to the best of my knowledge, Special:WikiDiscover should actually be a complete list of Miraheze wikis, as even private and deleted wikis are included in that list. If your reason for suggesting Special:WikiSets/1 is because it includes one, comprehensive, alphabetically sorted list of all wikis within a single page, yes I'd agree with that and was the impetus for me creating this Phabricator feature request for the WikiDiscover extension. I wouldn't mind also an option to select the number of results per page (similar to Special:Log). Dmehus (talk) 02:02, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Extremely annoying file issue

How do you change the black in transparent backgrounds? Every single black color mixes in! The Two Boys is what I'm talking about. InspecterAbdel (talk) 15:27, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Can people please respond faster? InspecterAbdel (talk) 17:47, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Please be patient. We are all volunteers here and among other things have real life responsibilities. Someone will respond when they are able to. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:49, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel Hi, I'd try to help you, but I don't have access to your wiki, it looks like it's a private wiki, so you'd either need to read-whitelist the page temporarily, or have Steward/global sysop help you. Turtle84375 (talk) 19:26, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
They could, alternatively, temporarily grant you member permissions, too, if the problem occurs on more than a page or two. Dmehus (talk) 19:47, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Turtle84375: I changed the image to non transparent, but I'll temporariily give you member. InspecterAbdel (talk) 11:06, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel Do you still want it transparent, then, or are you fine with just non-transparent? Turtle84375 (talk) 00:46, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
I am fine with transparent InspecterAbdel (talk) 02:47, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel Glad I see that you worked it out! Turtle84375 (talk) 06:53, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Kindly Help Me

Please theres a little issue with one Dot-separator missing in my wiki. for ensample the tag in this article in the Find sources: "Suresh Pritam" – news⧼Dot-separator⧽newspapers⧼Dot-separator⧽books⧼Dot-separator⧽scholar⧼Dot-separator⧽JSTOR I believe that is supposed to be a separator. and i found out that its from mediawiki software.
How do i get it?? Ugochimobi (talk) 21:17, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Ugochimobi Yes check.svg Done. As a bit of a helpful telp, if ever you see {Some-message-name} in curly braces, it is likely an undefined MediaWiki interface message. To find out which message it is, try searching for the first part of the message name (before the hyphen) in Special:AllMessages. Dmehus (talk) 21:52, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Can you imagine, I never thought of that 🤣 Thanks very much man Ugochimobi (talk) 07:17, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
No problem. :) Dmehus (talk) 13:13, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Synth DIY Wiki listed twice at WikiDiscover

At WikiDiscover the Synth DIY Wiki is listed twice, with the first link going to Please can this be fixed? Rob Kam (talk) 14:40, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Rob Kam This is because the previous wiki is a deleted wiki, which will be Yes check.svg resolved the next time the wiki deletion script to drop deleted wiki database is run (likely to be done in the next couple weeks). Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 14:44, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, that's fine. Rob Kam (talk) 15:15, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

How can I change the background of my wiki?

How can I? SoyokoAnis 16:46, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

@SoyokoAnis: You can enter in your MediaWiki:Common.css the following code: body { background-color: #ff0000 } read more about background CSS here; CSS background Property --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 17:06, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Here you can find a good expample for background: Common.css on crappygames --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 06:36, 28 April 2021 (UTC)


Does anyone want to volunteer at Iron Sword 22 (talk) 13:24, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Sure. SoyokoAnis 17:33, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
@Iron Sword 22 What will I do there? SoyokoAnis 17:35, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
It's like Wikipedia, but a newer version of it. Iron Sword 22 (talk) 17:37, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Also, I could make you a logo or favicon or both if you want? SoyokoAnis 17:37, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Sure. Iron Sword 22 (talk) 17:40, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
@Iron Sword 22 Let's discuss on the talk page of it then. SoyokoAnis 17:45, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Should you join King Cobra

King Cobra Studio(KCS) is a simple organization of 3. We create films and games Well you can join. KingCobraStudio (talk) 20:29, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

I don't think advertising is a good idea. SoyokoAnis 20:46, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
It's okay as it's community noticeboard and he's inviting users to join his wiki. That being said, his wiki has yet to be approved, so this is a bit premature. It would've been better to wait for the requested wiki to have been approved. Additionally, it would've been more helpful to include a specific request he's needing help with. If just listing a wiki to visit, we have Gazetteer of wikis and the automatically generated Special:WikiDiscover. Dmehus (talk) 20:48, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Should Caroline be PG

We all know that Caroline is a horrifying movie but should it be PG--KingCobraStudio (talk) 21:55, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Welcome to Miraheze and to Meta Wiki. Please note that community noticeboard is meant for requesting help with specific questions or problems regarding your wiki, requesting interwiki changes on your wiki, having a pan-Miraheze community discussion, or limited other uses, and isn't rather a social network. This sort of thing would be better discussed in the #miraheze-offtopic connect channel on IRC or on your own Discord server. Thank you for understanding. Dmehus (talk) 21:58, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Could someone help?

Hey! On I need a better Main Page and I was wondering if someone could recreate it to look like an interesting page. It should use all(or most) of the templates already on the page such as The Tea. And it should have a Featured and Fact of the Week section.

Please go to your userpage on the wiki and make a subpage sandbox to post what it would look like. I'll give credit and use the one I think is the best. Thank you! SoyokoAnis 02:48, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

I'll also give some WikiLove to all users on the Wiki and on Meta. SoyokoAnis 02:49, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
SoyokoAnis I can do this for you :) Do you want something like Meta front page (in terms of design), just with customized sections like The Tea and Featured and Fact of the Week? Turtle84375 (talk) 06:33, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, thank you so much! SoyokoAnis 11:13, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
I'll try. InspecterAbdel (talk) 14:32, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
SoyokoAnis No problem, I should have it done by tonight (UCT-10). Turtle84375 (talk) 20:32, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay, thank you! SoyokoAnis 22:56, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Turtle84375 Did you ever finish? SoyokoAnis 23:09, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
SoyokoAnis Apologies, I got busy. I will get it done as soon as I can, I'm working on customizing it. Turtle84375 (talk) 03:44, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

How to allow users to add topics on a page not a talk page? Like the community notice board.

How? SoyokoAnis 15:27, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

There is a __NEWSECTIONLINK__ magic word as well as the InputBox extension. R4356th 3,337 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 19:14, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

I have been wondering this for a while now, but what does Miraheze's logo represent? I always thought it was a honeycomb, but then I looked at it and thought it was a flower. I have looked through the archives of the Community noticeboard but I couldn't really find anything about it. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:17, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 Yep, you got it—the Miraheze logo is indeed a honeycomb. As to what inspired its design or who the original designer is, I'm not sure. If I had to guess, the centered honeycomb in the middle represents community, and the outer honeycomb represents locally-operated and -edited wikis, each coming together and forming the global community. Perhaps Reception123 knows. Dmehus (talk) 15:21, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
I guess this is the Logo Miraheze-Logo.svg, I have tried to clean up the SVG code a little bit and reduce the white space Miraheze Logo draft 6.svg --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 15:45, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:56, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Set image in different languages on

This is just a small piece of advice, set images in different languages on different localized versions of, please. 列维劳德 (talk) 06:16, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Gadgets not working

On naasgamelandwiki, HotCat and Edittools don't work. I've copied and pasted them from other wikis that HotCat and Edittools work there, but doesn't work for naasgamelandwiki. InspecterAbdel (talk) 14:45, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

I also notice that there is no gadgets section (in preferences) in my wiki, even though my other wiki (First Class Restaurants and Foods Wiki) has the gadgets section working fine. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 14:51, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
If you have local bureaucrat, go to Special:ManageWiki/extensions, install Gadgets, and go to MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition to add your gadget. —MarioMario456 16:28, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, and <charinsert> doesn't work InspecterAbdel (NLW) 16:39, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel I believe there is an CharInsert extension you need to enable first in Special:ManageWiki/extensions in order to use the <charinsert> parser function tag. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:56, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Now it seems like it works, yet nothing happens when i click one of the buttons. InspecterAbdel (NLW) 14:34, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Apply custom CSS and personalized themes to the wiki user settings and login page

This is a problem that I have seen in various wikis (Like Mockupedia) when the wiki has a custom theme (Editing MediaWiki:common.css or MediaWiki:skinname.css) or a custom CSS, I know that the CSS pages don't apply to some MediaWiki special pages (Specially the login/create account page and the preferences pages), but I see that some wikis have a custom CSS that applies to the entire wiki (Including those few pages where the custom CSS isn't available), how I can do that? FtosorciM (talk) 15:03, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

So you mean how you can create i.e. customize the CSS style of pages you shouldn't be able to edit? As far as I know, everyone should be able to edit from the wiki, and yes, also the login page, for example. See even this: MediaWiki:Createaccount. That's the title to Create account special page. Most likely its CSS style will be modified with one of the following codes (in special page Special:CreateAccount: #mw-createaccount-join or mw-createaccount-cta. Anton (talk) 15:14, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm admin in Mockupedia but I can't edit pages like the login/create account/preferences page, so how I can do that? I mean, if I have to edit a CSS or JS page for that, if that is how I can do that, so which CSS/JS page and which code I have to add? (Sorry if my English is awful) FtosorciM (talk) 15:26, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Common.css. You can edit it. All styles and layouts of your wiki can be customized on the Common.css page. What do you want to customize? Say it, so I can better help you know what code you need to add. Anton (talk) 15:50, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
It's possibly a restriction on MediaWiki. MarioMario456 (talk) 16:21, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
So, CSS and JS are restricted on special pages for mainly security reasons. On Special:CreateAccount and Special:UserLogin, specifically, the concern is for potential security vulnerabilities on special pages used to authenticate users. So, unfortunately, this won't be possible. If you mean how come some wikis have custom CSS and JS on their special pages, that is because some skins, like the Cosmos skin, have hard-coded this into the skin, and the skin has undergone a security review. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:44, 4 May 2021 (UTC)


Need more contributors for Who's interested? --Iron Sword 22 (talk) 19:12, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Iron Sword 22, what is it about? Flarehot (talk) 08:23, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
It's like wikipedia. Iron Sword 22 (talk) 13:52, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Can't sign in to any other wikis

I am having issues with signing into all of the wikis. I have cleared my cookies from the last 7 days and i still get the "login cancelled" error. I don't want to wipe my all time cookies because it deletes my saved passwords. Tkgaynor (talk) 19:33, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Tkgaynor You shouldn't need to delete all your cookies. Rather, you just need to search your saved cookies for *, then delete those. Additionally, check your global accounts for any wikis you've visited that have custom domains, and search for those custom domains in your cookies, deleting those as well. Then, in a new web browser window in incognito or private browsing mode, go to Special:UserLogin on Loginwiki and login, followed by Special:UserLogout. Once that's done, then return to regular web browser mode, and go to Special:UserLogin and login again. Dmehus (talk) 03:53, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

A question

How do I make certain logs appear in recent changes? (Like avatar upload, abuse filter, and page creation) InspecterAbdel (NLW) 15:05, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Not sure if it's on ManageWiki. If it isn't, ask on Miraheze Phabricator. —MarioMario456 15:46, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
AbuseFilter or AbuseLog will not be visible for recent changes. Anton (talk) 15:52, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
InspecterAbdel Abuse filter changes and abuse logs will not appear in RC, as far as I'm aware. I personally wish they did, but this would need an upstream Wikimedia Phabricator feature request. Page creation logs can be enabled in Special:ManageWiki on your wiki. Not completely sure about the avatar upload log, but this should also be possible as well. If not, you'd probably need to file an upstream Wikimedia Phabricator feature request for the SocialProfile extension. Dmehus (talk) 15:51, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
As for the abuse logs and abuse filter changes, you can just check Special:AbuseLog and Special:Log/abusefilter on-wiki on regular basis. Perhaps add it to your calendar as a recurring event item? Dmehus (talk) 15:51, 4 May 2021 (UTC)