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If possible, can I get a Miraheze site tracked by WikiApiary?[edit | edit source]

Looking into it in the next 1-2 months (as things start settling down on the relaunched version of my now-week-old creative-venture wiki). Not to mention that my site, I believe, is the only Miraheze outlet at this writing to actually take advantage of the Genealogy and Mermaid extensions (for its character profiles and family trees). Beyond that, the only Miraheze references to both are at phab:T5005 (from late December 2019) and phab:T5204 (from a couple of months after)--whose requesting wikis are no longer around. --Routhwick (talk) 13:35, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Routhwick: To add your website to WikiApiary, you need to create an account on there. After confirming your email, all you need to do is go to Special:FormEdit/Website on there and add your wiki. Agent Isai (talk) 15:57, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Routhwick: Were you able to resolve this? Ugochimobi (talk) 08:11, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: See the first sentence in this section. --Routhwick (talk) 10:59, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Missing Wiki - help needed to find it![edit | edit source]

Hello all, I have been the editor of, but we did not frequently update the Wiki. I've just checked in and realised that the site is missing - possibly due to the MetaWiki upgrade. I would like some help please to figure out how to find, and reinstall the data for this wiki! Does anyone have a clue how I can do this?

Thank you very much in advance - we had quite some content and links on it!

my best, Huiying Crumb (talk) 16:52, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, in accordance with our Dormancy Policy, your wiki was deleted for inactivity. At this point the database has also been deleted, and thus we can't restore your wiki. I apologize for any trouble this may have caused you. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 16:57, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Crumb: As MacFan4000 pointed out, your wiki seems to have been deleted pursuant to the Dormancy Policy. After 6 months of no activity, your wiki is closed and deleted. However, it may be possible to restore your wiki. First, request the wiki again. Secondly, open a Phabricator ticket asking if it would be possible to restore the data on your wiki. Usually, it's possible to restore the wiki however there is no guarantee as to it. Hope this helps! Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:26, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Internet archive has archived only one version of the main page, was this a private wiki? So there is no hope to find the site in this archive, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 19:19, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks very much all, I've followed @AgentIsai's suggestions and put in a request - via the wiki request page and Phabricator. Let's see how it goes. Thank you!
@Lily, it wasn't a private wiki. We've had the site go dormant before (small team) and managed to successfully retrieve it via the request wiki page. Crumb (talk) 07:18, 28 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Does anyone use tabs extension?[edit | edit source]

Does anyone use the Tabs Extension and can link to a working example? This extension causes me some headache, things do not work as expected but this might be my fault, I would really apprechiate a link to a usage example, thank you very much --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 19:16, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

FAMEPedia does. Bukkit 19:20, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your feedback, do you know a specific page which uses this extension? Famepedia has several thousand pages, and I do not know a way to find out where a specific extension is used. Maybe there is, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 20:17, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The main page. Bukkit 20:19, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bukkit:Thank you for the hint, I was looking for "tabs" (there is a slight difference between "tabs" and "tabber", they are different extensions), thus I could not find "tabs" on the main page. Tabber seems to work better anyway, so I think I will use tabber for my templates, greetings, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 06:46, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We use both tabs and tabber on this page on All The Tropes. --Robkelk (talk) 14:28, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you @Robkelk: greetings --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 15:11, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We use the dropdown functionality for our page credits, like on the top of this page Hb1290 (talk) 00:13, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Quick question, Is there a miraheze equvilent to fantendo?[edit | edit source]

Is there a miraheze equvilent to fantendo, I want to post fan ideas but dont want to join fandom after hearing the bad things (unless fantendo is one of the friendlier fandom communities) Glubbfubb (talk) 23:43, 15 July 2021 (UTC)GlubbfubbGlubbfubb (talk) 23:43, 15 July 2021 (UTC) Glubbfubb (talk) 23:43, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

There are places to create fanfiction and ideas (see Gazetteer of wikis), but I don't believe there is one exactly the way you mention. Not advertised anyways. One could always be made though. Otherwise Fantendo could work out alright if it feels decent (or naturally, if I've taken too long with this answer and you've gone there anyways). --Raidarr (talk) 19:31, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Broken show/hide buttons on infoboxes[edit | edit source]

On the wiki I am admin on, we have imported templates which use show/hide drop-down sections/lists, but for some time they do not seem to have worked and both the button and information within is simply not displayed at all (example), is there a fix for this? SpookyBoy (talk) 16:05, 18 July 2021 (UTC) SpookyBoy (talk) 16:05, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This honestly looks like a bit too much of a mess (and is probably why there hasn't been much comment), but if it's any support and if you would be able to create a simple custom version, MediaWiki has a built-in hider class that I know works. mw:Manual:Collapsible_elements. In the meantime I can spread the question around depending if you'd like to use the simpler answer or try to make the imported wikipedia content work. --Raidarr (talk) 19:29, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Setting up my own wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello, I'm 54nd60x from English Wikipedia. As seen here, I want to create my own wiki to experiment with the MediaWiki software. I don't have a specific category for my planned wiki as I am still in the beginning of this stage and I want to experiment on my own first as there is still a lot I don't know about the MediaWiki software. I know that wikis can be created on other places as well like Fandom, but I don't have the developer rights and some interface pages I cannot edit. I want to be the founder of a wiki and don't know if Special:RequestWiki is most appropriate. Can you help me with this please? Thanks. 54nd60x (talk) 09:04, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome to Miraheze. I would say you want to check out Test wiki and request administrator rights as I think that's exactly in the field you're looking for, and when you have a wiki with a clear scope, consider putting in a request for that. As I'm aware new requests that are strictly for testing are preferred to consider the given link first. Otherwise if you do have a structured idea, Special:RequestWiki is the way to go. Hope it helps. --Raidarr (talk) 10:26, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please note I have procedurally Yes check.svg moved this thread from Meta:Administrators' noticeboard to community noticeboard, where it is now in scope. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 17:34, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I need help[edit | edit source]

Hello, I would like some volunteers to help me in Mario Wiki. Greetings. Anthony8IA (talk) 17:51, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

For long term exposure I suggest including the wiki in the Gazetteer of wikis, including a note that the wiki is in Spanish. Hope it helps. --Raidarr (talk) 00:06, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Vandal until proved innocent?[edit | edit source]

I joined about an hour ago

  • tried to fix an infobox on a public wiki but told that my edits need moderation so can't see if have worked
  • read the these noticeboards and implied that Test Wiki is without restrictions. So tried to test a template. But @DarkMatterMan4500: has already deleted my module!
  • reading the Farmer log, creating a wiki to achieve the above, are being declined.

Miraheze has received praise, and why I joined, but operating a closed shop I might have made my last posting?
 PercyUK (talk) 18:20, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

PercyUK I wasn't sure whether or not that Module you created should stay or remain deleted, so I restored it, and will only let the Consuls decide what to do with it. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 18:22, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: As it's for testing, I wouldn't see why it's not allowed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:25, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@PercyUK: It seems maybe DarkMatterMan4500 didn't see it was something made for testing. In the future, in your descriptions, add that it's for testing so that it's not mixed up in housekeeping. Additionally, your test wiki is being declined because we have that test wiki for testing. Sorry for the inconvenience and mix up! Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:23, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This has been largely answered, but I'll put a three-point summary;
  1. Note that Miraheze by design lets local administrators set up however they wish; a wiki may be more protected than usual, certain pages may have special protections or they would like to ensure newcomers are not vandals as a rule, therefore initial edits would need confirmation. Early on you would likely be confirmed as it would be clear you're not the type they're protecting against. If not it would be a strange wiki.
  2. Looks like a case of DarkMatterMan being overzealous as I see no reason from the outset why that template should be deleted. Explicit 'test' description should not be needed as it is a test wiki with open leeway for creation. A template is not an unusual case with extra steps, as strongly impled in the TestWiki testing policy.
  3. As much as this probably sucks to hear after being shafted with 2., the public test wiki is the intended place for testing to be done.
Apologies for the poor initial impression, I'm afraid it looks like a round of bad luck :/ --Raidarr (talk) 19:22, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@PercyUK: Sincere apologies for any inconveniences caused by any action you've seen. I believe I believe when DarkMatterMan4500 deleted your module, they thought it was one random spammer who just come to wikis to cause chaos, but trust me, now they know you're not, and they stated that they've already undeleted it since it shouldn't remain deleted. Welcome to Miraheze (if you're new) and I hope DarkMatterMan4500 will fix your abuse filter stuff soon. Ugochimobi (talk) 05:32, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Got blocked by the abuse filter for no reason at the Crappy Games Wiki[edit | edit source]

Another import inquiry[edit | edit source]

After launching my next custom namespace, I'm about to do yet another import from ByetHost (my relaunched site's penultimate one). The original content had page titles structured like [[Snippet:0001]], and on import, they should land as subpages in the new namespace ([[Corpus:Snippets/0001]]). Is it possible to port them that way? --Routhwick (talk) 08:22, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Routhwick: If I got you correctly, you want to import pages [[Snippet:0001]] but you want them to come into your wiki as subpage of [[Corpus:Snippets]] Ugochimobi (talk) 08:35, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yep. (To @Ugochimobi: Looks like you had double-posting issues, too.) --Routhwick (talk) 08:41, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Routhwick, if you are going to import from other wiki, there is an option: import as a subpage of the following page. You need to click that option and select the namespace (Corpus) and the page (Snippets) in which you want to port then. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 08:44, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For double posting issue, it's mainly caused by network connection for me.
So yes you could do what you want by using the Special:Import. Ugochimobi (talk) 08:45, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Does Skin.css overwirte Common.css or is it the other way around?[edit | edit source]

I know this question sounds weird and most likely obvious but i basically wondered which css has the "higher" priority. For example if i change the settings for ".infobox" in monobook.css would it end up overwriting the settings from common.css for the MonoBook skin or would it end up keeping the settings from common.css and ignoring the settings in monobook.css? Just to make it clear i specifically mean for the MonoBook skin in that case. I am aware that monobook.css would not end up overwriting other skins. Smashidachi (talk) 09:43, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Okay @Smashidachi: Nice question you know.
First of all, your wiki Common.css comes out to be the CORE CSS of your wiki, the same applies to your wiki's Common.js, They both stand as a CORE setting for your wiki.
Now, elaboratively, If you have styling in your wiki's Common.css, it's basically the styling for your wiki, regardless of the skin the user is using.
If you now put a different styling on a particular Skin.css, It works ONLY FOR THAT PARTICULAR SKIN.
So, summarily, The Common.css is a CORE styling for your wiki, while The Skin.css is a styling for that particular skin.
I sincerely hope this helps. Ugochimobi (talk) 10:15, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
it does thank you ^^ Smashidachi (talk) 10:20, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's alright. Ugochimobi (talk) 10:41, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

global.js does not work[edit | edit source]

Scripts on global.js page doesn’t work on any of my wiki. How can I resolve this? -Yahya (talk) 16:43, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Yahya: What error are you receiving? Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:04, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Missing persons and runaways wiki[edit | edit source]

If you would like to help out, leave a message. Thanks. Herdtoxplain (talk) 00:25, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Requested Move 20 Jul ‘21[edit | edit source]

⇒⇒You are not allow(ed) to post comments - Commenting is not allowed for this article. With this <comments=voting plus/> code enforced since March 6 that disclaimer still remains unharmed. This is especially noticeable at Awesome Characters Wiki since the comments must be placed at bottom. It should be changed into the latter disclaimer. Crappy and Incredible Games might have to keep the former wording. Would it be a good choice? Yes the conversation about this was discussed last April. 2607:FB90:AA2B:EA81:10E6:10B2:CAAB:618A 00:51, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ManageWiki UX Change (SRE Request for Community Input)[edit | edit source]

Limit on <math> tags or just a bug?[edit | edit source]

For several pages on my wiki, we would need lists of several different equations (up to maybe 1-3 hundred) but <math> seems to stop rendering them way before this. I am not sure whether this is an intentional limit or a bug, or maybe to do with the extension's settings (currently rendering them as pngs, maybe svg would work? I cant change them).

Here's a pic of the error

 TGR (talk) 11:22, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@TGReddy: Hi thanks for your feedback...
Did you enable the mw:Extension:Math? And Were the images uploaded in your wiki or from c:Wikimedia Commons or Our very own Commons? Ugochimobi (talk) 13:56, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi I have enabled the extension, and the image is from my wiki, specifically
 TGR (talk) 18:45, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So is it by any chance working now? Ugochimobi (talk) 18:51, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi I always had the extension enabled, the error still occurs after a lot of <math> tag use
 TGR (talk) 07:56, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TGReddy: Over here, the problem no longer persists on that page. Everything works fine now. Ugochimobi (talk) 10:26, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Look at the bottom of the page, error is still there TGR (talk) 14:26, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please split the page up. 1-3 Hundred is probably past the rate limits. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 11:45, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The limit is ~120 requests per 10 seconds for Math so I wouldn't go above 120. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 11:47, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
is there no way to go beyond this limit? FANDOM seems to have no such limit TGR (talk) 23:37, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Consider the issue closed, i disabled the math extension and imported a seperate js file that handles more equations, it is now working fine TGR (talk) 15:44, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TGReddy: Nice! Sounds great. Ugochimobi (talk) 15:47, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

いくつか、質問…[edit | edit source]

・ビューロクラットの復活について… ビューロクラットを削除したら利用者権限の変更ができなくなってしまったので、再度できるよう修復したいのですがどのようにすれば良いでしょうか、また一般ユーザーが利用者権限をいじれないようにするにはどうすればいいのでしょうか… ・コメント欄の追加について どうすれば良いでしょうか… 新居浜ありす (talk) 16:25, 21 July 2021 (UTC) 新居浜ありす (talk) 16:25, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

#3の[コメント]セクションでは、Extension:Commentを有効にしてからパーサーフックタグ '<comment> </ comment>' を使用するか、Extension:CommentStreamを有効にします。 Ugochimobi (talk) 20:43, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How do I get the wiki text from this API request?[edit | edit source]

I'm trying to create code to get the wiki text of of a page using this code:

var api = new mw.Api();
var mwJsApi_wikitext;
var wikitext_reqPrm = {
	'action': 'query',
	'prop': 'revisions',
	'titles': 'MediaWiki_JavaScript_API',
	'rvslots': '*',
	'rvprop': 'content',
	'formatversion': '2'

var wgPageName = mw.config.get('wgPageName');
var mwJsApiClk = '<span id="mwJsApiClk" style="border:solid 1px #ccc; background: #eee; padding: 3px;">Click here to update this page on other wikis.</span>'
if (wgPageName == 'MediaWiki_JavaScript_API') {

I'm using the console to find the variables I need to access the source of the page but after I get to data.query.pages I get a 0 and if I use, the code breaks so I have no idea how I'm supposed to get passed the 0. Тишина (talk) 23:11, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Тишина: I strongly suggest you ask this on Discord or IRC where a user who's more knowledgeable on the subject will be able to help you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:18, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Тишина: Try data.query.pages[0]. Joritochip (talk) 23:35, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Joritochip: Thanks! That works. Тишина (talk) 05:32, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Article count stuck at 0[edit | edit source]

On my wiki here, I noticed that the article count is stuck at 0. When the wiki was first created, I enabled the CommentStream extension and saved it, but immediately changed my mind and enabled the Comments extension and saved it instead. Since then, the count has remained at 0, despite the wiki having 3 articles at the time I wrote this. Is this a technical glitch? (Also, do you have a story you want to share? The wiki needs contributors, and it's the perfect place to share it. wink) Tali64³ (talk) 01:04, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

To get a article count, go to additional settings and look for links. Iron Sword 23 (talk) 01:08, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tali64³: This is because none of those pages contain a link to another page (see mw:Manual:Article count for more details). If you want the article count to include all pages, go to your wiki settings and change "Article Count Method" (under "Links") from "Link" to "Any". — Arcversin (talk) 01:14, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Arcversin: On the device I edit on, it only works in the mobile view. Does it work in the desktop view to anyone? Tali64³ (talk) 01:20, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tali64³: What only works in the mobile view? — Arcversin (talk) 01:31, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The article count. Tali64³ (talk) 01:40, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tali64³: Did you change the setting? If you did, try editing the articles and see if that fixes it. — Arcversin (talk) 01:41, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It works now. Thank you! Tali64³ (talk) 02:23, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Special:Statistics is not instantly updated. It can take a while because of how it's processed. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 22:26, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How do you display the logo icon on new Vector?[edit | edit source]

It's been a while since I have edited on my website and noticed there have been a few changes to the way Vector looks when not using legacy. I was wondering how you get the main logo icon to display next to the title just as it does here on Meta and on MediaWiki when unchecking legacy in Preferences → Appearance. Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 22:23, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Modern Vector splits the logo into 3 parts. All (icon, wordmark, etc) should be available in ManageWiki. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 22:25, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Borderman: When you have the "Icon ($wgIcon)" set, after disabling the Legacy, the Logo without a tagline (Icon ($wgIcon)) and the Wiki name will display at the top-left. Ugochimobi (talk) 22:35, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1: I was just looking in there and whilst they are labelled clearly, I'm not too sure exactly how I'm supposed to fill it in. Am I to fill in the word mark and the icon, and if so, how? I am somewhat rusty as I haven't been around for a long time.
@Ugochimobi: So, can I just copy and paste the line from Logo ($wgLogo) in ManageWiki into Icon ($wgIcon) for the smaller logo to appear? Borderman (Talk) 22:57, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Borderman: Just copy and paste the static image link of the image you want to use as the Logo without Tagline ($wgIcon) and save. By then you should have exactly this. Ugochimobi (talk) 08:36, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I tried this last night and it worked. I just need to create the Wordmark but I don't have any software to create svg text images, unless some can direct me to free version somewhere. Borderman (Talk) 10:02, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Borderman: You can use Inkscape I think. Ugochimobi (talk) 10:22, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: I have looked at it and it looks like there's a lot to learn, could take me some time. Thanks for heads up though. Borderman (Talk) 22:03, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: I have looked at it and it looks like there's a lot to learn, could take me some time. Thanks for heads up though. Borderman (Talk) 22:04, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I need a little help[edit | edit source]

I was trying to upload a file here on Meta just for constructive purposes only, for some reason it won't let me. FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 13:34, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@FranciscoLol2009: I'm not sure why you're facing issues uploading here on Meta though, because others can. Ugochimobi (talk) 11:54, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Unconfirmed users can't. Pictogram voting wait.svg looking now at logs. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 12:32, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Can you please expand on what you mean by 'constructive purposes'? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 12:34, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I was trying to make a template of: "This user is aspie" for my profile, because i'm an aspie, and when i tried to upload a picture related to Asperger's Syndrome, it didn't let me (Asperger's Syndrome is an type of Autism tho) FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 14:10, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@FranciscoLol2009: you need to be auto confirmed to upload images, I'm sure you're not, so just wait till 4days is reached since you created your account Ugochimobi (talk) 07:26, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Nvm, it already letted me FranciscoLol2009 (talk) 14:39, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's alright. Ugochimobi (talk) 14:41, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Two global interwiki admins completely inactive[edit | edit source]

I have been thinking about this from the past few days that two of the global interwiki administrators are inactive. AlvaroMolina has made his last edit on 26 September 2019 and last log action on 14 January 2019 while 黑底屍 has made his last edit on 1 June 2019 and last log action on 26 February 2019. While we don't have any provision to remove interwiki administrator flag because of inactivity, I guess we can't remove them from the user group.

What else can we do to remove the flag, because of inactivity? Maybe we can discuss this on the Community noticeboard or at any RFC to proceed to remove those groups from the inactive users or we should do nothing at all! ~ Mazzaz (talk) 08:00, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Mazzaz: I have looked thoroughly on the Policies of the Interwiki Administrators and I couldn't find any that specified that Interwiki-Admins that are inactive would be revoked of their rights. Maybe it's a lacuna that needs to be filled up or a normal policy. Ugochimobi (talk) 14:43, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If there isn't a policy, I support making one in the name of access control and standardization. --Raidarr (talk) 11:59, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Raidarr: Yes! We need to cover up that loop. I wonder why there was never any. Ugochimobi (talk) 17:03, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Interwiki administrator is a relatively minor role. Historically, it's been granted to users, in some cases, where the user is a bureaucrat across multiple wikis. This is one of those cases; Shaunak Chakraborty could be a similar example. I personally don't see the need to be too strict for such a minor user group, as it's quite possible the user will return to active status soon, and they do speak multiple languages (including the Asian languages, of which were' in short supply). Dmehus (talk) 23:00, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: It's nothing bad though. I got your point. Ugochimobi (talk) 09:22, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Recent Vector update broke my skin - any suggestions on unbreaking it?[edit | edit source]

A wiki I run had its skin break with the recent Vector update. Now some elements pop in late and the buttons are visually broken. Any suggestions on updating it so that they work as intended? Thanks in advanced!--Amelia (talk) 17:23, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Forgot t mention the things that broke. The header tabs that display the namespace of the article and its talk page start off as white for a split second and po in as purple.
The popup display when hovering over a link is white now instead of purple as it used to be.
The footer at the bottom of articles that displays when the edit was done + copyright information is much smaller than it used to be.
The line underneath 'MYTHOLOGY', 'PRODUCTION', etc on the sidebar used to be a dark purple but is now gray (#AAA or #CCC)

Any idea on how to fix these?

@Amelia: The new vector update broke many wikis' CSS unfortunately. What I did to debug it was use a Live CSS editor to debug it. You can also solicit help on our Discord or IRC where our talented volunteers can assist you in fixing the CSS. Thanks! Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:20, 25 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

SRE Security Disclosure[edit | edit source]


A member of Miraheze SRE was made aware as part of ongoing monitoring of spam reports while investigating outlook delivery issues of a number of spam emails received by some hotmail users that passed through our mail server.

After confirming that our mailserver had processed the email, Miraheze started an investigation immediately. We found the 'guest' LDAP account used to allow public access to Icinga was able to send email from arbitrary addresses and this had been exploited. We have audited all access available and there is no evidence that any user information or other additional access could have been gained via the account. A number of emails were sent as part of spam campaigns though.

Please know that the security of your information and your privacy are very important to us. In the light of our commitment to transparency, relevant actionables and lessons will be shared with you for community feedback.

If you have any questions regarding this incident, please ask below or email tech(at)

For more information, See T7666.


RhinosF1 (Miraheze) (talk)
Miraheze, Technical Team
20:27, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

My wiki is not on the web?[edit | edit source]

My wiki is not on the internet?

How can I find my wiki ( I searched it on the web. But no link. Help me! Nitheesh Yevan (talk) 08:40, 26 July 2021 (UTC) Nitheesh Yevan[reply]

@Nitheesh Yevan: If you mean that you have used a search engine and have tried to find your wiki there this is normal. Search engines are not able to immediately crawl very new websites and create entries; this takes time. Maybe this article will help. --DeeM28 (talk) 08:56, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Nitheesh Yevan: Hello there!
You can get your wiki on the top of the internet by activating the WikiSEO extension, this extension allows your wiki to show up in search engines which include but are not limited to; Google, Bing, Yandex, etc. Read more at The MediaWiki documentation of the extension.
If, after reading the documentation, you have any further questions please feel at home. Hope this helps. Ugochimobi (talk) 08:57, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request to download my wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello, I would very much like to download the wiki I made. I put so much time into it, and now I need information that is stored on the wikis pages. It is inactive I think. The name was Khamset (talk) 10:25, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Have you tried Special:DataDump on that wiki? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 10:31, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Does not work. Khamset (talk) 15:56, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Could you elaborate on how it does not work? Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:27, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, it says the wiki does not exist. I haven't been edited for over a year now I think. Khamset (talk) 18:07, 26 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Khamset: According to SECTION 1 of the DORMANCY POLICY a wiki that has been dormant for minimum 180 days/6 months will be marked as DELETED and after 2 more weeks, It'll become eligible for PERMANENT DELETION. This implies that your wiki has been permanently deleted, If only the One Year (1yr) you mentioned is accurate. Courtesy ping to @RhinosF1, Reception123, and Universal Omega: Ugochimobi (talk) 14:04, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If it was public then Reception will be able to recover it via a phab task. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:28, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Khamset: Per RhinosF1 above, If your wiki was a public one it could still be recovered by filing a Phabricator task requesting it back. If the latter, then it can't be recovered. Ugochimobi (talk) 15:22, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ManageWiki review changes dialog, another SRE request for community input[edit | edit source]

Page Forms Questions[edit | edit source]

How can configure a form so that a field does NOT display on the page if the user does not click away from the default value (e.g. "None" for a dropdown or radiobutton). I want that field to not show up on the final page, but I want it to always be viewable under "edit with form." Thank you. ParentRatings (talk) 07:13, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also, is there a way to change what is displayed on the page so that it is different from the form field? For example - if I am editing with form and have field Color dropdown red, blue, green. If I select red, then on the page it will display - Color: red. Is there a way to change the output so that it displays "Red Color is Selected" instead of "Color: red" but keep the form the same? Hope the question makes sense. I've searched the PageForms documentation and haven't been able to find anything to help me answer these questions. ParentRatings (talk) 20:15, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I cannot login my old account at Nonciclopedia[edit | edit source]

When Nonciclopedia and 伪基百科 were hosted by Wikia, my old account name was Bhenry1990. But after several years, when I try to return to 伪基百科 which hosted by Miraheze now, I cannot login my old account there because it doesn't exists there anymore. I cannot recreate my old account either, because Nonciclopedia which hosted by Miraheze has same account name. Neither can login my old account at Nonciclopedia, nor can I receive reset password mail from Nonciclopedia. So I create another account to ask Miraheze and Nonciclopedia: what happened to old Wikia account name after Nonciclopedia move to Miraheze? Did Nonciclopedia freeze that account, or someone registered that account without making any new contribution? I want to get my old account name back, thanks. Bhenry2021 (talk) 12:46, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Bhenry2021: Amazing having you here on Miraheze. Firstly, Wikia is by no way related to Miraheze, both parties aren't having the same database, not the same Board, not the same Project at all. Your Bhenry1990 account on Wikia is by no way the same as the Bhenry1990 in Miraheze, Someone else owns the account with the username Bhenry1990 (if only the account exists in the first place). So in a nutshell, you cannot log in to a Wikia account on Miraheze because Miraheze is not Wikia. And lest I forget, The Nonciclopedia and 伪基百科 in Wikia is not the Nonciclopedia and 伪基百科 in Miraheze. Ugochimobi (talk) 15:58, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Now I have to figure out whether Bhenry1990 was created automatically by previous contributions when Nonciclopedia move to Miraheze, or someone else registered it. It seems like the edits at are forked from アンサイクロペディア, and the edits at are forked from 偽基百科. I have my old account at アンサイクロペディア and 偽基百科. Maybe their forked edits merged into the same account as Nonciclopedia's Bhenry1990. Bhenry2021 (talk) 03:05, 28 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Bhenry2021: Yes, another important thing you need to know is that When for example, a page was imported from the Nonciclopedia in Wikia to the Nonciclopedia in Miraheze, and the "Bhenry1990" user contributed to that page, If the full revision of the page was imported, The Bhenry1990 user comes along with the page. But that doesn't mean that the account was created though. But if you try to create an account with that username in question and it says username already in use, then someone else has used it here on Miraheze. Hope that helps. ;-) Ugochimobi (talk) 08:17, 28 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Miraheze Limited Seeking New Director of Site Reliability Engineering[edit | edit source]

Miraheze Limited are currently seeking a new Director of Site Reliability Engineering to take charge and lead Miraheze's technical infrastructure, growth and budgeting. Anyone interested in the role can find more information at For the Board, Owen (talk) 13:51, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

SRE Statement - User Logouts (T7701)[edit | edit source]

On 27th July, We logged all users out following a report by a trusted volunteer that an OAUTH2 Rest Endpoint was incorrectly caching some responses resulting in some users being shown as logged in to the incorrect account if 2 requests were made in quick succession. This did not expose any private user information.

We took action to prevent caching of all API and REST pages and logged all users out by resetting tokens in case any other pages were leaked.

We have no evidence that anything outside of OAUTH2 was impacted and access to this endpoint was limited to only one application which was ran by said volunteer. We have already spoken to you directly if you were impacted.

Please know that the security of your information and your privacy are very important to us. In the light of our commitment to transparency, relevant actionables and lessons will be shared with you for community feedback.

If you have any questions regarding this incident, please ask on the talk page or email tech(at)


RhinosF1 (Miraheze) (talk)
Miraheze, Technical Team
08:59, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
Well done, though one question; pardon the ignorance, but is there any potential issue regarding leaks on a third party (ie, custom) domain in the time of the issue? --Raidarr (talk) 10:26, 28 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
All custom domains are treat in the same way by our backends. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 10:28, 28 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Background for a wiki[edit | edit source]

How do I change the background of my wiki? The wiki in question is Wiki for Media of Good, and I am intending for a space/cosmic/galaxy/universe background. FreezingTNT (talk) 00:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Upload the image to your wiki, then add the following to either Mediawiki:Common.CSS or Mediawiki:Vector.CSS
#body {
background-image:url(Insert image url starting with "")
#mw-page-base {
Hb1290 (talk) 10:57, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. So here is what I have so far. However, there's a jarring line of black at the top of the giant square thing with the article contents, and the background thing isn't a transparent version of the color I'm intending for. Help?

EDIT: I also need help making the respective "Message", "Discussion", "Read", "Edit source" and other tabs be both the same color as the background and in transparent.

FreezingTNT (talk) 04:31, 31 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Putting Infobox on right (Again)[edit | edit source]

Please put the infobox on the right in all pages please. TheAnimeMapper2020 (talk) 21:11, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@TheAnimeMapper2020: Did you happen to copy this template from a different wiki? If so, you will need to copy their MediaWiki:Common.css page to your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:25, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It doesn't work. TheAnimeMapper2020 (talk) 23:38, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TheAnimeMapper2020: Try inserting the following into your Common.css: .infobox { float: right; } Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:48, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Still doesn't work — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheAnimeMapper2020 (talkcontribs) 07:44, 31 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]