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Community noticeboard

This page is for community discussion. Official actions/requests should be made at Stewards' noticeboard
Here you can:

  • Ask questions about Miraheze
  • Discuss topics with the Miraheze community and staff
  • Ask anything else that is not mentioned below

If you want:

Please remember to:

  • End all your requests and comments using four tides - ~~~~
  • Talk in a calm, and respectful manner (we're all here to help each other after all)
  • Be descriptive of the problem

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


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)

  • You can request for that extension to be enabled because it's restricted. Please create a ticket on Phabricator for that. Wolf (talk) 10:12, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

I have a problem

Can someone look at this? I can not get any further.

What's happening with Labster and the finance pace?

Read up

My avatar doesn't show up whenever I write a comment?

Everyone else's does, though. This must be a bug or something.

I know I tried deleting my avatar and reuploading/changing it again, but it's still blank in the comments.

I hope there is one way to fix it. One way or another...

CoCC election


last year, CoCC election for 2018-2019 begun at 2018-11-02, which is about the last day without 'no CoCC day'. To avoid last-minute elections and co, I think we'd better start the stuff early, preferably starting next week. If nobody opposes, I will create election pages after 00:01, 24 October 2019 (UTC).

We might want to fix the election date, maybe 3 weeks before the expiration of the current CoCC? Maybe this is RFC matter. Currently, there is no provision on the selection of CoCC other than supplementary provision's "The seat for community-elected member will follow Miraheze Meta Requests for Permissions procedures". We might incorporate this into the CoCC rules via RFC, again.

+ I'm not running for re-election, I'd rather serve as a guy who creates annual election pages. We probably don't need bureaucracy like English Wikipedia ACE, we just need someone to create pages. — revi 05:41, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

I think it's decent to start next week so we can have enough time to vote for the new commission. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:02, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Now begun at Code of Conduct/Commission/Election/2019. — revi 16:10, 28 October 2019 (UTC)


Hello everyone,

Is there a way to edit the MobileMenu special page so that when I am on a smartphone, i can have more information than Home and Random Page when accessing the menu ?

When I go on while connected with an admin user, I have no way to do it.

I tried to have a look on Mediawiki's website but did not understand where to find the information

Thank you for your help

Request for interwikis on Idiotpedia, Imbécilepedia, Idiotmeta, and Eicyclopedie

Hello I want to add these interwikis on Idiotpedia, Imbécilepedia, Eicyclopedie and Idiotmeta here's a list of them.

Prefix URL

Thank you :) 「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 00:03, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm not a sysadmin/staff member, but use Phabricator for requests, please. See Request features. --Ondo (talk) 18:45, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
The request is on phabricator as item T4837 --Examknowtalkcontribs 02:14, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: didn't work. This goes to my talk pageペーパークリップ?!Email me please beg you... (aka PaperClip) 11:27, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: Please take it up on the phabricator task --EKcontribs 12:59, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: Not a Phabricator issue, the request should be made here. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 14:49, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Adding Textbox from Wikipedia

I'm trying to add informational textboxes like the ones shown here<nowiki> to pages on my wiki. I've read help manuals but I can't figure out how to upload them correctly. Also, I would want to do this for a large number of pages (i.e., ~1,100 of them) this possible? PFH (talk) 02:35, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Our FAQ suggests a procedure by which to get Wikipedia templates to work at Miraheze. Please read that and see if that solves your problem. Cheers! Spıke (talk)12:33 27-Oct-2019


A user named Roll (Mega Man), Toon Zelda, Meryl (Mother 4), Chloe Carmichael must porn Iceyellow is vandalizing Loathsome Characters Wiki, and is attacking a user named Iceyellow!!! He's also sent some obscene messages to me on the same wiki! Block him please!!!

Proof of the messages:

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:50, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:19, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

How do you set up an abuse filter?

I need help trying to set up an abuse filter for a wiki in order to stop spam from a user named IHateShippers. How do you do so?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 14:37, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

@IAmEiji: We’ve got a global one applied, I’ll ask someone to look at improving it. @Void:? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 14:39, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I'm New!

Hi, I'm new here! I guess a welcome, bye.

  • Welcome! Wolf (talk) 10:20, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Hate account!

There's a user named "Anti-Iceyellow for Life"! He's yet another alt of IHateShippers that's dedicated to harassing a user named Iceyellow! Lock his account!

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 04:26, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

There's another one of those accounts too!!! He's attacking Atrocious Deviants Wiki! Block him please!!!

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 07:07, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello, I think you will need to go to the Stewards'_noticeboard to post this. A steward will help you on this. Wolf (talk) 10:17, 9 November 2019 (UTC)


There's a user named VenoMz that's vandalizing Terrible TV Shows Wiki and is harassing a user known as MJ2009. Can someone block him please?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 14:36, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Why my user page don't display on Meta?

Hi, I don't have many to say here, my question is same of title, sorry for my English. GOTILON - Talk - Contributions

Edit: I want say the user page global on login.miraheze GOTILON - Talk - Contributions
@GOTILON: I've deleted the page so that the global page will display. -- Void Whispers 19:38, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank u so much GOTILON - Talk - Contributions



I’d like to inform the community of Requests_for_Comment/Examknow


~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 13:37, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Common.css seems to not apply on mobile

By default, MediaWiki:Common.css has a comment saying:

/* CSS placed here will be applied to all skins */

But it clearly isn't being applied on mobile (

Any idea why this isn't working, and how I can fix it? Adám Brudzewsky (talk) 19:08, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

i'd like to be able to programmatically get the latest versions of wiki pages. Should i access the database or the API or something else?

I'd like to

  • disseminate the most recent version of the data on the wiki in different formats—LaTeX, HTML—
  • and to be able to fork the wiki—i remember hearing some people in Saskatchewan would like to do that.

I've heard the using the API can be a bit taxing on the server, is there a better way to go about downloading pages?

Thanks! PermeateCalgary (talk) 01:02, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

@PermeateCalgary: If you're going to fork the wiki taking a current database dump and importing it elsewhere is probably the best. If you just want to regularly fetch the latest content, using the API is probably better than just scraping the pages, although you should rate-limit whatever tool you use to do so regardless. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 01:40, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

How do I mass delete pages with a certain word in their title?

I'm trying to delete a bunch of pages with the word "Thread" in them. How do I do so? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 19:23, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

@IAmEiji: Are you referring to the Thread: namespace or pages in the namespace? Also, which wiki is this on? Dross (talk) 22:19, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I mean mainspace, not namespace in the second one. Dross (talk) 22:22, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
It's on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:47, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
I see you have the Nuke extension enabled. This is probably the most direct route you can take to delete all those thread pages (I'm guessing they came from Wikia). A couple of options I can think of:
  1. Add all the pages into categories manually or with something like AutoWikiBrowser (probably not the most desirable)
  2. Create a Thread: namespace in ManageWiki, then nuke the entire namespace. The namespace can be deleted afterwards.
Somebody else might have a better idea, but these are what I can think of off the top of my head. Dross (talk) 01:01, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
@Dross: So how do I create a new namespace? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 06:45, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
EDIT: Nvm, I found out how. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 06:48, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Examknow RfC Closure


I'd like to make it clear that I am not happy with the desicion to not implement 2 of the proposals of the Examknow RfC. I will be taking steps to ensure that the desicion is implemented and the community has a chance to show their opinion later today.

I have personally decided that effective immediately, until the communities desicion is implemented I will not be dealing with anything on Miraheze other than ensuring implementation of this is done to the community's requirement.

I will also note that I have asked Examknow to resign.


~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around) 07:01, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Proposal 3 was only a recommendation which group contacts discussed and decided in line with behaviour, it was not appropriate to revoke the cloak. Community oversight does not exist on IRC as it is ran by Miraheze representatives and not the community, likewise with Discord. John (talk) 07:42, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
I did not participate in the Examknow RFC as I do not believe it is my role to engage with potential rights abuses by other users. However, looking at the evidence and accusations I must state that I can't possibly reach a conclusion as so much hinges on evidence which is not just undisclosed but undescribed. I do however think that more than anything this highlights the problems with manual wiki creation which I have discussed repeatedly upon the Discord. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 17:06, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

I'd like to know how to install JavaScript Wiki Browser

I'm trying to set up JavaScript Wiki Browser so that I can mass delete a page with a certain word easier. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 08:15, 9 November 2019 (UTC)