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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)

ManageWiki Sidebar Links

Hey all, to make things easier and more transparent, everyone can now see the ManageWiki links in the sidebar although if you don't have the 'managewiki' right then it will show 'view this wiki's ...' instead of 'manage this wiki's ...'. You can see more information at phab:T4680.

Thanks for choosing Miraheze,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 22:19, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Shouldn't wikis be able to opt-out of this feature if they choose to? Not every wiki wants or needs those links in the sidebar, and it seems a bit unnecessary to force wikis to have it. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 10:45, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
I agree with you. znotch190711 (temporary signature) 12:57, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Feedback noted. Will speak with John tonight. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 13:07, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
This is Too Much Information. Not every users are power-user like some people and general readers of the wiki are obviously not interested in wiki's administrations. This should be OPT-IN rather than being forced to see it or opt-out. — revi 13:22, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@Revi: I have asked John to implement a way to turn them off at both per user and per wiki level. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 13:23, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Discussion? Request? RfC? - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 17:38, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
There is no need for an RfC for such matters, RfCs are for community discussion, this is a technical matter. When someone has time, they will implement the change. An RfC cannot change that. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:42, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, the original request to enable this was made on IRC by myself and followed up with the Phabricator task linked above. You can find a log of IRC at [1]. It's from around 21:25. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 17:43, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
I DO NOT care about what was going on in IRC at that time and whether you are implementing a way to turn it off or not. Instead, I DO care about community response that most of them says "no". - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 17:52, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
All other users complaining have asked politely for an opt in/out function which we will restore as this was Removed for the links as a result of the change accidentally. Please try and take a compromise. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 17:55, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@P1av0rSe01: Civility is important in such discussions. If you are uncivil, you will not get what you want. So please be polite, as us volunteers are doing our best to improve Miraheze. If you have not already done so, I would like to invite you to read the Code of Conduct regarding civility. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:33, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Per community response, I've made this feature opt-in for both users and wikis. -- Void Whispers 21:28, 28 August 2019 (UTC)


Questions about the extension. I have a question here because it is difficult to access Mediawiki in my internet environment.

What are the extensions or methods required to activate <choose> and <option> ?--辞書城主 (talk) 00:04, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

@辞書城主: That sounds like RandomSelection to me. You can enabled it from Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:40, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. --辞書城主 (talk) 11:44, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Lilypond Version

I am using the extension Score, which is using Lilypond 2.18.2. Most of my scores require 2.19.x, so I am very limited with the use of the extension. Is there planned to update Lilypond any time soon? Greetings Manuela (talk) 07:04, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Manuela: Yes check.svg Done updated to 2.19.81. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:14, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Wow, that was really fast! Thank you very much, when will I see the change in my wiki? Lilyu - smile.svg Manuela (talk) 14:41, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Manuela: You should be able to see the change now, is that not the case? Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:10, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Check out this link, I show the actual version of Lilypond here: About Lilypond Wiki, I tried purging the page, no effect Manuela (talk) 16:15, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
I have checked out some other wikis, on every one my code says Version 2.18.2 <score raw="1">\paper { tagline = ##f } \markup \fontsize #4 #(lilypond-version)</score> Lily (talk) 08:25, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

I just imported brand new templates from Wikipedia, but they link to Wikipedia. I can’t explain in the title alone though..

So I wanted a few cosmetic changes to my wiki. I decided to import some pp templates, which are the templates that you see on some Wikipedia pages with a lock icon, with gray background, on the top-right of a page. I imported many templates. But the lock linked to Wikipedia’s protection policy. How should I make it link to mine? Plus, I don’t even know how to code in Lua and all the complicated code is freaking me out.

•• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 21:56, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

To simplify where you need to look for any future changes, most of the links you need to change for the pp templates seem to be in the config page at Module:Protection banner/config, similar to how you did this edit. Specifically for the lock's link, it linked to Wikipedia:Protection Policy#semi, and searching for that in the /config page gets you to an imageLinks section on the page. I went ahead and made the change and verified it works on the lock you have on this page. Hope this helps! -- Elaeagnifolia (talk) 04:15, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks.... •• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 22:34, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Very difficult question

I don't know how to use a template using <choose> or <option> on another page and create a single number without affecting <choose> or <option> at that point. See [2] ,[3] for more details.

That is
  1. Template using <choose> and <option>([1])
  2. Page where you want to use a template (casino game)([2])
  3. I want to get a number that does not change by updating there.

--forget the sign 辞書城主 (talk) 09:08, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

I think you can get what you want by allowing to cache the results.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 00:55, 3 September 2019 (UTC)


Greetings, community. How I can change my username? Haizaki 13:23, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

@Haizaki: Ask a steward to do it Gustave London (talk) 13:30, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Haizaki 13:31, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Place your request to a talk page of a Steward. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)
Actually, there's a page for requesting a rename. Please fill in the form here so that we can review your request.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:48, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Issues

Hi all,

We are aware of an issue with the InstantCommons function. This is due to an ongoing outage of some wikimedia servers that is affecting our ability to retrieve images from commons. There is nothing we can do at this time apart from wish everyone working on restoring service good luck!

~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 21:57, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

It's happening!

The "Error creating thumbnail: File missing" error has come to our wikis and screwing over the files! I can't even upload a file at all because I get this error:

Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/f/fd/Screenshot_2019-09-03_at_11.37.33.png". Make sure your upload directory is configured correctly and your web server has permission to write to that directory. See$wgUploadDirectory for more information.

Someone fix it!!!

Eijitheawesome (talk) 22:27, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Please read the above section, it is known. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 22:27, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
We're aware of our spotty uptime for today. One of our servers is not working properly and has brought everything down. As a temporary fix, we've disabled the related servers in order to bring the wikis back up. Unfortunately, the services we disabled are our file servers. A direct result of this is that images will be temporarily unavailable, and it will be impossible to upload for the duration of this issue. Sorry for the inconvenience. (message stolen from discord and void) ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 22:28, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

How do you change your signature?

I want to change my signature to "Thank u, next, Eiji". But I don't know how. Eijitheawesome (talk) 20:21, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

@Eijitheawesome: You can do this from Special:Preferences. Please ensure you select the 'treat this as wiki markup' box. I would suggest somewhere linking to your user and/or user talk page. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 20:34, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

An error with the Flow extension

Every time I try to post a link on a flow discussion, I get this error.

[65e7c79dfe278b96d761808a] Caught exception of type Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError

The only way I can bypass this error is by removing the link destination by using <nowiki></nowiki> or removing it. Can you fix it?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:42, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

I think it's a technical issue and you should file a ticket on phab:.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:47, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Okay. I will do so.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:48, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

I got a problem

On my Wiki project, something has recently been going wrong. I keep getting the following error message: " [01043969262bb838332e4ade] 2019-09-10 15:15:32: Fatal exception of type "Error" ". It's been happening on-off today and I'm just really confused. Is there any way to fix this?? Thanks. ManiacACS (talk) 15:22, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi, @ManiacACS:, I'll look shortly for you. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      around) 15:34, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Finding Wikis which use a specific extension

Hi, is there a possibility to find out which wikis on Miraheze use a specific extension? And how can I find wikis with recent edits? Thanx, Lily (talk) 04:48, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

@Lily: There is no extension or automatic process to do so. The only way you could find out would be to ask a sysadmin to take a look at any specific extensions (so please feel free to ask me and I will provide a list). As for wikis with recent edits, that is also currently not possible but you can take a look at Special:WikiDiscover and Gazetteer of wikis. 06:04, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer, I am interested in the extension Score. I have already been looking on Special:WikiDiscover, but many wikis there are closed or private. Gazetteer of wikis ok wow 319.450 pages, that is a lot Lily (talk) 06:52, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lily: these wikis have Score enabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:09, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Lily (talk) 07:45, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I have checked it out, unfortunately there is an extension called Contribution Scores. It seems that every wiki that has this extension activated pops up in your list, too. Lily (talk) 08:04, 11 September 2019 (UTC)