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

Cannot create new page from search

Normally to create a MediaWiki page, you can simply search for the article in your search box. If the page is not found, MediaWiki will prompt you to create the page. However, on my wiki, I am not prompted to create a new page. I can create a new page if I create a link of a word that does not have a page, but I don't get the link to create a new page from searching a page that does not exist. Is there any feature that must be enabled? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arrobarriba (talkcontribs)

How to transclude one wiki in another?

I have a Miraheze wiki about synth DIY but I want it to include something about electronic theory. That subject is of wider interest than to just synth DIY. So if I have another Miraheze wiki solely about elementary electronic theory, how can I get the pages of that wiki to be included in the synth DIY and/or other wikis, (except perhaps for Main Page)? --Rob Kam (talk) 11:01, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

You can have the wiki which you want to include on other wikis added to the interwiki list with the interwiki transclusion option enabled. This will require that the setting Enable scary transclusion (under Special:ManageWiki/settings) is enabled, and that the new interwiki prefix has transclusion enabled. -- Void Whispers 17:59, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
How to specify in the source wiki which section(s) of the transcluded page display and which are excluded in the wiki(s) linking to it? --Rob Kam (talk) 09:53, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
I believe it should work the same way as standard controls, such as the tags <noinclude></noinclude> and <onlyinclude></onlyinclude>. -- Void Whispers 17:36, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Name space number

What is the name of the special page where you can see the list of namespace numbers on the local wiki?--辞書城主 (talk) 13:41, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

@辞書城主: Is it Special:AllPages? Hispano76 (talk) 18:10, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Alternately you could try editing a page in a namespace and adding the text {{NAMESPACENUMBER}} to the page and hitting preview. The number it generates will be the namespace number. Otherwise, if you want to access a full list of namespaces, you can use the API with a query like the one at . -- Void Whispers 18:14, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
This was because the newsletter needed a newsletter namespace number or a local-only namespace number to specify the newsletter in the abuse filter. They have already been resolved. Thank you very much.--辞書城主 (talk) 00:34, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Sitenotice, but for Mobile

FAQ#How_do_I_make_a_notice_appear_at_the_top_of_every_page.3F works only for desktop, not for Mobile.

On Mobile the only notice one sees is the Miraheze donations notice.

OK I filed

Jidanni (talk) 16:12, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Translation administrator question

Extension:Translate works fine. I can mark pages for translation but list of rights does not show that I am a Translation administrator. Plus how can I grant a user right to be a Translation administrator if I do not see that in membership groups ?

My User Rights:

Member of: Automoderated users, Autopatrollers, Autochecked users, Bureaucrats, Chat moderators, Confirmed users, Editors, Forum administrators, Interface administrators, Moderators, Rollbackers, Administrators

Helper (talk) 16:20, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Electron PDF extension

Hi, since we've removed the duplicate option of installing Electron. The collection extension is required for the electron extension to work, so enabling just Collection will install electron alongside. If your wiki used only Electron and not Collection, please enable Collection instead as the option to install Electron independently has been removed. Paladox (talk) 19:43, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Community Directors


I have now closed Community Directors/Election Commission/2019 Election/Vote with a no consensus for any candidate as not enough people voted. Despite 20 users casting votes, they did not all vote for a candidate so more users would have been needed for any single candidate to pass. I'd like to open a thread to determine what the community would like to do next.

Please consider the below options. This is not a formal RfC but will precede one. Dependant on responses, I will book a Miraheze Meetings slot on 21st January to discuss this as well.

  • Should the community lower or remove the minimum number of voters requirement?
  • Is the community in a position to elect Directors at this time?
  • Is an election commission needed?
  • Should voting limits be changed for Directors as well?
  • What about other advanced roles?

Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 16:38, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

I would definitely disagree with removing a minimum number for both directors and commissioners, as we must guarantee that many members of the community agree with the proposals. The problem is rather users being informed and understanding the purpose of the role I'd say. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:00, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I agree that lowering the numbers would not be ideal. I think we need to work to bring more of the community to meta and possibly look at delaying the Community Directors elections for a period of time. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 18:20, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I have to argue that, at least for the first year, the Miraheze community is not in a condition to vote for directors. As it appears, a lot of this information has just been sprung on several people, who do not fully understand what it means for Miraheze to be owned by an independently acting corporation. For the sake of smooth establishment of Miraheze Ltd. and to give time for the community to adjust to these changes, I would support holding off on any sort of election outside of the typical Miraheze everyday functions (e.g. stewards, dev, RfXs, and the like). dross (tcg) 01:49, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
I second this. The announcements were circulated, but I doubt most users—especially those new to Miraheze and already busy trying to set up their new wikis—would have the time nor the expertise needed to make informed decisions to vote. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:02, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Motion to delay elections, 1 year

“The Miraheze Community thank the Board of Miraheze Limited for their invitation to nominate users for 3 seats on the Miraheze Board. Following an attempt to partake in this, The Community has opted to decline the invitation for at least 12 months.”

  • In accordance with the Community Directors policy, the standard procedure for voting and definitions applies to this.
  • This vote began: 21:39, 12 January 2020 (UTC)


  1. as proposed. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     offline) 21:39, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support per Dross. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:02, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support ~ Chip🐺 00:30, 14 January 2020 (UTC)



Voter Eligibilty Checks

  1. RhinosF1 - Checked by

My account was being renamed but it stopped getting upgraded 3/4 of the way

I renamed myself from AnimalLovingGuy to ScrewSociety, but since it updated my name on each wiki in alphabetical order by the wiki's name, it stopped at Reception Flame Wars Wiki because the wiki closed down. As a result I lost access to my account a few days ago, and I really want to get it back. Can you please help me?

@ScrewSociety: I apologize for this issue, I have fixed it and you should now have access to the account. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:26, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

How can I become an autoconfirmed user?

(this was copied and pasted) I made an account on Miraheze a year ago. On Atrocious Youtubers Wiki, I am still not an autoconfirmed user and it pisses me off. It says I need 10 edits yet I'm not allowed to edit anything on that wiki. Can someone please help me? - User:SaltylakeXD

@SaltylakeXD: Autoconfirmed status is up to each wiki to decide, not anything global. You should contact the administrators or bureaucrats there to request to edit. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:23, 15 January 2020 (UTC)