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Remove the colored background from my wiki?[edit | edit source]

Hello, someone could tell me how to remove the grey background from my wiki: https://fiction.miraheze.org/wiki/
I deleted my entire MediaWiki:Common.css code, without success. Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 16:00, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You may have to wait a while as it takes a bit of time to update. If it still persists, clear the cache of your browser. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 16:32, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ZeusDeeGoose: I did it several times, and I changed the code twenty minutes ago. Darkrai18 (talk) 16:44, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Try purging the cache. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 16:53, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ZeusDeeGoose: I just told you I've done it several times. Darkrai18 (talk) 16:55, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I meant on the wiki. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 16:59, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ZeusDeeGoose: Well yes, on the wiki. Darkrai18 (talk) 17:35, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't see anything incorrect on the wiki, I believe it has been resolved. — Pixial [Talk] 02:06, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Drawn Feet Wiki: possible block evasion[edit | edit source]

To Tycio and DeltaRuneFan2001, I have ample reason to believe that Lucario448 is a block-evading sockpuppet of Ceadeus, as the former is continuing the latter's uploading of images with no feet showing. I have no choice but to take this here, as I am blocked on the wiki and cannot edit my own talk page. ThisWas (talk) 20:21, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I took care of that, and for an extra bonus, I deleted more of his pictures because he is apparently Mew according to CherryFeet. - DeltaRuneFan2001 (talk) 02:26, 8 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Could you gather some evidence? DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 20:30, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unable to edit permissions/settings/extensions[edit | edit source]

On the extensions, core settings, and permission pages I am unable to edit any of them even though I'm the owner.

They are all grayed-out buttons and whenever a user or visitor goes onto any of the wiki pages (aside from Main Page), it just shows this:


You do not have permission to read this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Bureaucrats, Members, Administrators.


I need this fixed ASAP. Thanks. Raidz (talk) 22:12, 7 August 2022 (UTC)raidzxd[reply]

Can you give a link to the wiki you own? MacacoKouhai (talk) 22:24, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Here: mystanarchy.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page Raidz (talk) 22:35, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ah! It is because you can no longer make further configurations due to some T&S investigation https://meta.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&logid=752885. MacacoKouhai (talk) 22:39, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hmm, that's weird. Is there any possible reason to know why this is happening or when it will be over? Raidz (talk) 22:48, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know. Maybe you can try contacting User:Doug (Miraheze) or User:Mysterion5361 privately. MacacoKouhai (talk) 22:54, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, thanks. Raidz (talk) 23:05, 7 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Forminput box not appearing on mobile[edit | edit source]

Hello!

When I check my site on mobile, the forminput box and "Create or edit" button does not appear on my form pages. You can check this here.

Can someone help me figure out why and help me fix this?

Thanks! ParentRatings (talk) 01:28, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've tested on other browsers and other devices, and it sometimes works. I assume this has to do with how they implement JavaScript. The one place I cannot get it to work on is my android device using Chrome. I double checked and JavaScript is enabled. Is mobileview always this finnicky? Is there a way to make this better? I assume that an android device using Chrome is going to be a very common combination and want to be able to get my site working for those users. Thanks for any assistance. ParentRatings (talk) 23:10, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've tried looking up more about MobileFrontEnd and the MinervaNeue skin, but haven't found anything useful. My form is also having trouble displaying divs when show on select is applied. On mobile, all divs are shown regardless of what is selected or not (and the spinning wheel is always present), and on desktop some divs are selectively not showing. I'm getting pretty lost and don't know what even to Google search next. You can check out what is happening on this page. Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ParentRatings (talk) 23:08, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've discovered that the desktop view on mobile does not have these problems. If anyone knows of a way to use MobileFrontEnd with MinervaNeue and have the input boxes show and the show on select divs hide when not selected, I would be much obliged, but for now I can switch all mobile users to the desktop view.
I am skill having trouble with some show on select divs not showing when they are selected and would appreciate another set of eyes to see what I am missing. Thanks! ParentRatings (talk) 00:29, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
After various tests, I discovered that using show on select within two different input fields pointing to the same div will cause mediawiki to hide those divs unless both inputs are selected. This has solved my other issue. ParentRatings (talk) 06:12, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

XP4Ever WIKI gone[edit | edit source]

The XP4Ever Wiki that used to be available at: https://xpforever.miraheze.org is no longer there. What happened?

I see it was closed because of inactivity, which is sad news. An abandoned Wiki is as useful a repository of knowledge as an live one, especially when the subject is a old operating system. Can it be reinstated to the joy of retrocomputing enthusiasts? In fact, I am writing this from Windows XP!

Can you perhaps bring it back up for a short period so that I may archive it, or—even better—let me download an archive of this Wiki? 94.79.3.84 09:21, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Per Special:DeletedWikis, XP4Ever was created on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 08:37:50 GMT, and deleted on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:05:13 GMT. Perhaps a steward can help you out at Requests for reopening wikis? Or better yet, try contacting original bureaucrat Xack wherever else he's active. --Routhwick (talk) 09:25, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
P.S. Xack should have made a dormancy exemption beforehand. --Routhwick (talk) 09:29, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The wiki is merged into Retro Windows Wiki. As the only bureaucrat Xack have declared to leave, the wiki is now at a no bureaucrat status and is currently managed by stewards. Any local election for applying the bureaucrat status is welcomed, but do note the sitenotice there, in which a registered account is required to request rights, as well as contributions are need to shown investment to the wiki in order to apply for admin rights. -Cheers, Matttest (talk | contribs) 11:49, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the feedback, guys. Is there any practical reason to revive XP4Ever if, as you say and I have checked, it has been integrated into Retro Windows Wiki? 94.79.3.84 12:58, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TheTopTens[edit | edit source]

I remember discussing why I couldn't use this as a source as it was blocked by the spam filter when I tried to use it. I was told it had been blacklisted and that if I wanted to change that, I should create an RFC. However, I cannot find the discussion. Does anyone know where the discussion is, and more importantly, whether or not this information is true (as in, it is blacklisted and I should create an RFC if I want to change that)? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 10:12, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The Spam Blacklist is managed by the Counter Vandalism Team exclusively so an RfC would mandating a change would be overly blunt. If you have any suggestions for CVT regarding the spam blacklist, feel free to start a discussion on the Stewards' noticeboard. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:27, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: Okay, but can you verify the URL thetoptens.com is being blocked somehow? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:56, 9 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I vaguely remember people discussing about TheTopTens, but I believe it's already blocked somehow? (Correct me if I am wrong about that.) --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:38, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Recap from Stewards' noticeboard/Archive 31#Question:
  • "TheTopTens was banned from being linked to as it is full of abuse and unmoderated." (RhinosF1)
  • Reception123:
    • "[W]e have considered the fact that the community doesn't want wikis to be able to link to an abusive and unmoderated website."
    • "Creating pages about TheTopTens isn't banned, only using the actual link will be prevented (if I understood what you meant correctly)."
  • "[This site] is quite a spammy website and has been the source of numerous Content Policy issues, so as others have said, I would advise against it." (Dmehus)
  • "Specifically, it was added as a result of this [August 2020] discussion for hosting harassment towards Miraheze users." (Chrs)
--Routhwick (talk) 22:26, 16 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: Hello? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 20:32, 16 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to import images from angrybirds.fandom.com to angrybirds.miraheze.org[edit | edit source]

Hello! Can someone please import the images from angrybirds.fandom.com to angrybirds.miraheze.org? The wiki looks better with the images. Reece2o19 (talk) 07:15, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Reece2o19: I'm sure someone will assist you sooner or later. --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:39, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If you already have folder of images taken from Fandom wiki, you should make a task on Phabricator about image import, so system administrator will see it and perform it, see here: Moving a wiki to Miraheze#Have us do it
KatozzKita (talk) 06:49, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I unfortunately do not have all the pictures from the wiki. Reece2o19 (talk) 15:51, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately, you must download all images manually. Fandom doesn't allow you to scrape images automatically. From a personal experience, it sucks. If you need someone to help you with the images, I can. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 04:05, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Reece2o19 (talk) 05:15, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How to add a feature from Wikipedia to Miraheze?[edit | edit source]

I am writing a fake biography of a footballer/soccer player. On Wikipedia, there is a feature called "infobox footballer biography" which allows you to put stats about said person's career. However when I tried to use that on my wiki that I'm working on, it didn't work and nothing happened. It said the template wasn't found. Is there anyway to add a feature from Wikipedia to Miraheze? Or something similar?

Thanks in advance. TheNeditor355748 (talk) 13:00, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Import Template:Infobox footballer biography from Wikipedia and include all templates. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 14:44, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, but can you please explain how to actually import a template from Wikipedia? Like step by step, if possible. TheNeditor355748 (talk) 15:40, 10 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It is a very complicated and long process. You would have to go to Wikipedia's Special:Export and put the titles of the infoboxes you want, download, go to your wiki's Special:Import and upload the file. However, that's all your infobox will come unformatted. As I said, it's much more than that, it's complicated to understand. — Pixial [Talk] 02:03, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Creating a background out of repeating images[edit | edit source]

So I'm trying to make a background with repeating titles. This is the image I am using.
WikiBackground.jpg
How would I go about doing this? ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 03:21, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nevermind, found it out. ZeusDeeGoose (talk) 05:21, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Infobox template error[edit | edit source]

Hello I made an infobox template here: https://tennislibrary.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Tennis Player that has an extra end script )) appearing on the top left side of the page, I've tried finding where the error is, but unfortunatley my eye sight even with glasses is pretty bad. If anyone knows how to fix it I'd be very grateful, as its appearing on player bio pages ive created many thanks. Admiral Marcus (talk) 04:05, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed :-) PercyUK (talk) 07:19, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much just seen it now whilst working on a new page. Admiral Marcus (talk) 09:47, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Make a sub-section disappear when it is empty?[edit | edit source]

The title is certainly not clear, so I will explain.
On this model: https://thebatman.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Character, the "Appearances" section is empty, but the header still exists, which bothers me. So, I would like the header of the sub-section to disappear when it is empty, and to reappear when there is something inside (Movies, TV Series, ect).
Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 12:25, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Darkrai18:
| header7 = {{#if: {{{movies|}}}{{{series|}}}{{{comics|}}}{{{books|}}}| <small><center>Appearances</small></center> }}
PercyUK (talk) 13:21, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. Darkrai18 (talk) 13:48, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New Request for Comments draft[edit | edit source]

Hi everyone, I have published a draft RfC on the establishment of Global rollbackers. I invite everyone to share their comments and opinions on it here. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:57, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Global Sysops and opt-out - thoughts?[edit | edit source]

Before deciding whether to open a formal proposal I wish to gather the thoughts and opinions of the community on the question of Global Sysop opt-outs. Here is an extract from my vote in the current Global rollbackers RfC which explains the situation:

"I do not very much believe in the opt-out concept that exists for Global Sysops because of the fact that Global Sysops also enforce global policies so by having an opt-out wikis are able to restrain the people who are able to enforce policies. It is as if a city could "opt-out" from national police and only allow local police to enforce laws - it does not make much sense ... I strongly support any proposal to abolish the strict opt-out concept and instead replace it with a system where wikis can opt-out from enforcement of local policies (such as vandalism, local blocks, etc.) but cannot opt-out from enforcement of global policies under any circumstances". DeeM28 (talk) 06:47, 16 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I think a limited opt out might make more sense for something like global rollbackers who better resemble platform minimods that may for whatever reason be undesirable in local affairs. I agree with the sentiment that when it becomes a global policy issue, opt out does not make sense. Even with vandalism it can reflect back on the platform.
I would say, the circumstances where a global sysop can really go all the way handling global policy are limited beyond account locks. More fine situations or enforcing wiki-wide consequence often requires Steward exclusive tools or advanced investigation. In those scenarios it's preferable to just bring in a steward who has the appropriate 'punch' to ensure results. But the steward activity issue is not gone, either. It's not a role to lean on too strongly. I'm finding myself slipping into a more 'doug role' of skipping time between actions as time goes on, activity wise. I'd like a degree of that responsibility to be available to GS, though we don't have the manpower to do that. So I only have observations, not a conclusion. --Raidarr (talk) 11:03, 16 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'd say a balanced approach sounds better than the current situation where Global Sysops can be completely restricted. It's true that most of the time for global policy violations they're complex enough to need Stewards but I myself as Global Sysop have handled a lot of issues like CoC violations or copyright violations so I do think that such issues shouldn't be opted out of. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:53, 16 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Even with vandalism it can reflect back on the platform. This is why there is no Steward action opt out. Even GSysOps are a form of "minimods". If an opt-out community is truly negligent to the degree that it affects or threatens the wider Miraheze community or image, Steward intervention is still discretionary. dross (tcg) 22:20, 16 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Permission request to access Miraheze.org (basic)[edit | edit source]

Hi there. I am having trouble figuring out how to gain access to read/view the Ark Omega Miraheze.org pages. I could access them originally, but now I keep getting the following message:

Permission error You do not have permission to read this page, for the following reason:

The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Confirmed users, Members, Administrators.

Please advise how I might gain access to view these pages. Thanks.

WillyQuick777 (talk) 16:31, 17 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

That means that the wiki was made private. You'll have to contact the administrators on why that is. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:33, 17 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]