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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?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

What's happening with Labster and the finance pace?[edit | edit source]

Read up

My avatar doesn't show up whenever I write a comment?[edit | edit source]

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...

Special:MobileMenu[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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)
PaperClip Do you still request these interwikis? I could take care of it in the next few days, in any case I'll warn the other colleagues: CnocBride, Shaunak Chakraborty, 黑底屍. Greetings. Hispano76 (talk) 21:56, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for notifying me, I am handling this. @PaperClip:, by the way, I should not have to add the Wikipedia interwiki since that is already part of the global interwiki table and can be linked by adding the 'w:' prefix before links in articles. By the way, by default I have enabled the 'forward' parameter, this means that interwiki links to the wikis named above will look like local links (links to pages on the wiki). External links normally have a small arrow beside them, please advise whether you would like the links to be masked as local links or shown as external links :) Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 00:47, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Done! Please let me know if I missed anything or made any mistakes, it is quote late lol :D Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 00:56, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Something is wrong with "en" on Imbécilepedia is the worng link is suppose to be "" This goes to my talk pageペーパークリップ?!Email me please I beg you... (aka PaperClip) (t/c | global🌎) 14:21, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
That should be it resolved! Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 14:47, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I'm New![edit | edit source]

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

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

Hate account![edit | edit source]

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)

Common.css seems to not apply on mobile[edit | edit source]

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)

@Adám Brudzewsky: Since you have the MobileFrontend extension (enabled by default), you'll need to edit the Mobile CSS page instead of MediaWiki:Common.css since MobileFrontend does not load MediaWiki:Common.css. - Elaeagnifolia (talk) 21:09, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

How do I mass delete pages with a certain word in their title?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]


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.Withdrawn, no community support for continued action

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[edit | edit source]

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)

Please see here for installation. For further usages, please read the documentation page on Wikipedia. Checking out how to use the AWB might also be helpful, as most of the features are similar with each other.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:25, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Regarding the take-down of supporting executable file extensions[edit | edit source]

I have received this notice of Miraheze taking down supports on .exe and other executable files, and I would like to have all the target extension types provided.

My biggest concern is whether a zip file could be targeted as well (because .exe or any other types of executable files can be included within them), as I distribute free mods of a game called Minetest (that is, say, an open source and free version of Minecraft also officially approving distribution of mods) on one of my wikis, and there I upload these mod files with a zip format.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:37, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

P.S. I have received the same messages everywhere. It would've been better for me if I received the message on a single wiki (if not automated).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:37, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

How do I write a condition for an abuse filter?[edit | edit source]

I'm trying to set up an abuse filter for Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. How do I write a condition for it? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 17:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

The best place to start is probably mw:Extension:AbuseFilter/Rules format. Dross (talk) 20:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
Take a look at some of the Wikipedia abuse filters. --Rob Kam (talk) 20:53, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Allow file extensions[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to allow uploads of MS Office documents, but the file extensions page (Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-restricted) is all greyed out. Is there a trick to this, or do I need to request it here? thanks, Gaddman (talk) 03:12, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

File upload extensions are restricted ManageWiki settings, so can only be enabled by stewards/staff. Create a task on Phabricator in order to enable them on your wiki. Dross (talk) 16:09, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Come talk to us[edit | edit source]

Hello everyone,

Miraheze are delighted to announce the launch of Miraheze Meetings.

Please give our new idea a look and feel free to drop in and ask if you have any questions.


~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     around)
For the Miraheze Meetings team
16:02, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Error when trying to access Main Page for Mashedpotaytoes wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi there,

I am getting the following error when trying to access the main page of my wiki, Mashedpotaytoes:

"MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [d4f17aeb11f7ddfbc43ec026] 2019-11-14 00:40:10: Fatal exception of type "MediaWiki\Storage\NameTableAccessException"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information."

This arose after setting up domain forwarding through GoDaddy. Could it be related to that?

Thanks! Jake Yeager (talk) 00:45, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Jake Yeager Maybe, I recommend there's an request in Phabricator.
@Jake Yeager: I have fixed this by removing the default Main Page as that seemed to be the only way to fix it. We will look further into this. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:18, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Gracias senor! - Jake Yeager (talk) 00:03, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Request for interwikis to add.[edit | edit source]

I wanna add interwiki to Глупаяпедия, Idiotpedia, Imbécilepedia, Eicyclopedie Here is a list them.

Thank you in advance Why?ペーパークリップ?!Just Why? (aka PaperClip) (talk/contrib | global🌎 | email✉ ) 14:09, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

@PaperClip: Yes check.svg Done, Can you check that I didn't miss one or that there was a mistake? Hispano76 (talk) 23:25, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: The interwiki on "en" in Imbécilepedia is worng it's supposes to be "$1". — Preceding unsigned comment added by PaperClip (talkcontribs)
@PaperClip: Yes check.svg Done. Hispano76 (talk) 23:37, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: I notice that you forgot to add ru ($1) on Eicyclopedie Why?ペーパークリップ?!Just Why? (aka PaperClip) (talk/contrib | global🌎 | email✉ ) 23:43, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: Oh, sorry. I thought it was just 4 wikis hehe. Anyway I can't edit that wiki because I'm not a member. Can you give me the Member permission temporarily? to do it. --Hispano76 (talk) 23:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: There. I made you a member Why?ペーパークリップ?!Just Why? (aka PaperClip) (talk/contrib | global🌎 | email✉ ) 23:51, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Hispano76 (talk) 23:55, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: I have a problem, I can't mark as read a notification in your Wiki because it is private. Could you temporarily reset the member's permission? this to deactivate the notifications in my preferences in that wiki. Sorry. --Hispano76 (talk) 00:12, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: There. It should be done. Why?ペーパークリップ?!Just Why? (aka PaperClip) (talk/contrib | global🌎 | email✉ ) 00:17, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Ready, thank you. --Hispano76 (talk) 00:23, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Is there a way you can edit the protection reason dropdown?[edit | edit source]

I'm trying to edit the protection reason dropdown so that I can add another reason to protect an article on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. Could you tell me the Mediawiki article to edit the protection reason dropdown? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 22:27, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Eiji MediaWiki:Protect-dropdo

Define license policie for Miraheze Commons[edit | edit source]

Saludos a toda la comunidad de Miraheze. Hace un año se aprobó la creación de Miraheze Commons, un repositorio multimedia con archivos que todas las wikis de Miraheze pueden usar. Ya ha pasado un año y la wiki aún no ha definido sus políticas siendo la política de imágenes la más importante. Por eso solicito comentarios de la comunidad de Miraheze para poder definir que licencias de imágenes se aceptarán en Miraheze Commons. En principio, se deberían definir estos puntos en comparación a lo hecho en Wikimedia Commons pero adaptado a este proyecto:

Next I have two proposals for politics.

Miraheze Commons only accepts free content, i.e. images and other multimedia files that are not subject to copyright restrictions, which would prevent them from being used by anyone, at any time and for any purpose. In short, you only accept images and multimedia files under one of the Creative Commons licenses including Non-Derived and Non-Commercial. Images that are copyrighted and did not prove permission will be deleted.

Miraheze Commons accepts free content images, i.e. images and other multimedia files that are not subject to copyright restrictions, which would prevent them from being used by anyone, at any time and for any purpose. You also accept content under the assumption of Fair Use[1], provided that the author who uploaded the file resides in a country where fair use is accepted. In summary, images and multimedia files are accepted under Creative Commons and Fair Use licenses. Images that are copyrighted and did not prove permission or do not warrant the Fair Use will be deleted.

[1] Text in Wikimedia Commons to note: In addition, fair use depends on the context in which the image (or other medium) is used. That is, something that can be used on one page under the assumption of fair use could be a copyright infringement on another. In particular, the fair use scenario does not allow images to be collected and distributed in a multimedia database such as Wikimedia Commons. This means that fair use simply does not apply to Wikimedia Commons.

Thank you for your comments. Greetings. -Hispano76 (talk) 00:37, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

SVG preview files[edit | edit source]

Why do previews of certain SVGs look so pixelated? An example here: Animated SVG sphere, it looks so much better on commons

Rotating rainbow sphere.svg

Lily (Lilypond Wiki) 08:43, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Extention:CategoryTree is acting up[edit | edit source]
Helper (talk) 10:05, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Hello. We are using Extention:CategoryTree instead of Content, which is great ! However, noticed the count shows correct amount of articles, but in Category list shown all pages including translations ending /lang-code. The top category "Статьи Вера ИСВ‎ (8 С)" shows eight _original_ pages in russian which is correct or not does not matter now. Long subpages names I will rename later.

Статьи Вера ИСВ‎ (8 С)

Вера ИСВ/15 июня Зеленый день
Вера ИСВ/15 июня Зеленый день/ru
Вера ИСВ/21 ноября День Небесных Сил
Вера ИСВ/21 ноября День Небесных Сил/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/14 октября Покров
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/14 октября Покров/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/12 июля Праздник Солнца
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/12 июля Праздник Солнца/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/14 января новый год или обрезание
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/14 января новый год или обрезание/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 августа Преображение
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 августа Преображение/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 января Водосвят
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 января Водосвят/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/27 сентября Воздвижение
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/27 сентября Воздвижение/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/7 июля День Зачатия
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/7 июля День Зачатия/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/Радуница
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/Радуница/ru
Стихии в жизни человека
Стихии в жизни человека/ru

Is it possible to fix it ? Just to hide translation pages ? Or we need to swith to Semantic MediaWiki where transtaled pages have translated names too and searchable ? What are suggestions about managing internationaly translated documents ?

How can I remove bureaucrat status from a user?[edit | edit source]

I want to be able to remove bureaucrat status from a user on Horrible Vyonders Wiki. How do I do so? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 15:50, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

@IAmEiji: Go to here. Why?ペーパークリップ?!Just Why? (aka PaperClip) (talk/contrib | global🌎 | email✉ ) 16:08, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: What permission do you need to implement in order to be able to remove it? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:20, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: that's not what he's asking for; @IAmEiji: here. Hispano76 (talk) 16:24, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: The problem is, I can't remove bureaucrat status from a user. That's why I'm asking. How do I do so? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:27, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@IAmEiji: mh:horriblevyonderswiki:Special:ManageWiki/permissions/bureaucrat#mw-section-group is the page to manage group assignments for 'crat. You'll want to use this setting to allow Bureaucrat to remove the Bureaucrat group. A better, albeit more complicated solution would be to create a new user group which has the ability to add or remove 'crat, that way it eliminates the possibility of 'crats removing each other. See mh:guide:Special:ListGroupRights#manager for example. dross (tcg) 16:29, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@Dross: Okay thanks. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:34, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Infobox[edit | edit source]

Hey, does anyone know how to make infoboxes? I need seven parameters! @Solaris2019

@Solaris2019: Hey there, I might be able to help you with infoboxes. Would you mind clarifying what you want it to be? Hypercane (talk) 03:16, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
like this

|name        = 
|image       = 
|caption     = 
|homeworld   = 
|residence   = 
|membership  = 
|family      = 
|species     = 
|gender      = 
|voice actor = 
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Just a side note, there are tons of different types of templates on the Miraheze template wiki, feel free to take a look. Best, --EKcontribs 03:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
@Solaris2019: You may want to see this page if you haven't imported any infoboxes from other wikis yet.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:26, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Permission error[edit | edit source]

Now it's constantly saying "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: Administrators, Members." Even though I'm the owner of the wiki. Is something rwong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CrashFire (talkcontribs) 15:46, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

@CrashFire: Could you let us know what wiki this is on? dross (tcg) 16:38, 19 November 2019 (UTC)