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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 - (     online) 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 - (     online) 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]
{Ping|TGReddy}} I have done the same in my wiki after I read this thread. It is working fine (with some exceptions which I handled with the extension math). I tried to copy the JavaScript code into my own wiki but that did not work out. Maybe the code is to long or too complex, any ideas why? Thank you, greetings, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 20:29, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
copy and paste whats in into your Common.js, otherwise i'm not sure whats wrong. make sure to use \( and \) to delimit the math you want TGR (talk) 07:01, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@TGReddy: Thanks for you tipp, I have already done this. What I wanted is to insert the whole javascript code because webpages tend to vanish over the time, greetings, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 07:45, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
that wont work, i tried already. the site i have chosen should not vanish for a very long time, however TGR (talk) 15:17, 7 August 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]
@FreezingTNT: When you right click on the element you want to change and chose "inspect" (or something similar, my browser is not in English), then you can check out the id of the elemnt eg ca-view and you can change the background and other properties by editing either Mediawiki:Common.CSS or Mediawiki:Vector.CSS as described by Hb1290 -LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 20:39, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. Try adding background-size: cover to your background image CSS. Some other tweaks to consider:
/*Transparent tabs top of page*/
.vector-menu-tabs .selected .vector-menu-tabs li
.vector-menu-tabs .selected a, .vector-menu-tabs .selected a:visited {
color: #fff;
.vector-menu-tabs .selected a, .vector-menu-tabs .selected {
color: #fff;
.vector-menu-tabs li a
color: #fff;
.vector-menu-tabs .new a, .vector-menu-tabs .new a:visited {
color: #fff;
/*White text for sidebar, user tools and footer*/
#p-personal a
color:#fff !important
#mw-panel a
color:#fff !important
.mw-footer li {
color: #fff;
Hb1290 (talk) 03:51, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Hb1290: So I tried using your stuff, and it doesn't look so good. Hence why I promoted you as administrator on my wiki.
FreezingTNT (talk) 01:31, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Just finished working on it. It's looking quite nice now. Hb1290 (talk) 10:50, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If I may suggest, you might want to consider the bottom link button text and the sidebar contrast (ie, where on certain resolutions the brightest part of the background overlaps with white nav text). Links prove to be rather dark in the text on that background as well. --Raidarr (talk) 13:36, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Hb1290: I'm working on a series of infoboxes, starting with this one for movie articles. I'm trying to get this file in question to show up on my infobox template. Help?

FreezingTNT (talk) 19:30, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

That's a simple fix, first of all, you need to reupload the file to the wiki you're working on. Then, instead of using the static.miraheze url, just use the file name without namespace, like this: Image=Lionkingposter.jpg Hb1290 (talk) 23:51, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I mean as in a way of showing the image without actually having to download the original and put it onto my wiki.
FreezingTNT (talk) 22:12, 17 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Hb1290: I'm trying to make it so the white-colored words on my wiki are of this shade of purple: #d240f1. Help? After all, you changed it from black to white.
FreezingTNT (talk) 19:51, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Easily done. However, I think this may cause some readability issues in places. Hb1290 (talk) 00:38, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Confirmed that these choices are making some very poor results for readability. --Raidarr (talk) 00:44, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Hb1290: Then try making them appear bold. FreezingTNT (talk) 01:20, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Also made some other tweaks for better readability. Hb1290 (talk) 23:29, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Hb1290: Also, the top black thing on the user stuff shouldn't be that long and should only reach nearby the username. FreezingTNT (talk) 02:53, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorted. Looking quite good now :) Hb1290 (talk) 23:44, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

CentralAuth[edit | edit source]

I'll be sure to repost this in the Discord later if it doesn't get an answer, but why is it that some Deleted Wikis don't appear in Special:CentralAuth but others do? Like, I get that it's when you were blocked on a deleted wiki and all, but why only in that situation? –MJLTalk 00:19, 4 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikis are deleted in two stages. Marked as deleted in ManageWiki and actually dropped from the database. Wikis marked as deleted but not dropped will show as '' until they are dropped. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 12:28, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
They will get deleted once a SRE member drops the database of the wikis.
—[ Bukkit ][ Talk | Contributions | Barnstars
01:13, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Infobox glitch[edit | edit source]

Hello, I have imported the basic infobox for my wiki but there is one small glitch. It displays <templatestyles src="Module:Navbar/styles.css"></templatestyles> right on the infobox, but it is working otherwise. Here's a page: Any ideas on why this is happening? Mickey96 (talk) 07:23, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This happened to me in the past. You'll need to change the content model of the page Module:Navbar/styles.css into sanitized CSS. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 08:05, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Mikey96, in addition to what I said above you'll also need to enable TemplateStyles extension. ~ Mazzaz (talk) 08:25, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Server[edit | edit source]

I have a new server on miraheze for my wiki but I want to export over 1k pages from the old one how do I do this? Miller2007 (talk) 19:00, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Miller2007: Hello! To do so, click here to download all pages on your wiki. After you do so, file a Phabricator task, upload this dump, and ask for a system administrator to help you import the pages. If you need any help, please reply to this thread. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agent Isai (talkcontribs) 19:14, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I am a system admin it's my wiki. I have all the pages frpom the old fandom hosted wiki on file and I want to import them to my new wiki — Preceding unsigned comment added by Miller2007 (talkcontribs) 19:50, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Miller2007: When I talk about system administrator, I'm talking about Miraheze admins who have server access. Because your wiki is so large, they need to manually import it using the file that I asked you to download. Just download the file and make a Phabricator task and upload it there. If you don't know how to make a Phabricator task, I can make one for you and upload the XML dump. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:58, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: How do I upload the file? Miller2007 (talk) 21:09, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Click here to make a task. If you're asked to login, login with your Miraheze account. When you open the page, at the top left corner it should have a picture of a cloud with an arrow pointing up, click that and upload the dump. In the description, specify that you want that dump imported to millerpediawiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:22, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: I have uploaded a logo but why is it zoomed in? What px should it be? Miller2007 (talk) 12:26, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello, your logo appears normal to me. This might be because of your local browser cache. Try resetting it and then refresh the page. Agent Isai Talk to me! 15:53, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Twat’s because I’ve changed it as advised by Percy below. Miller2007 (talk) 16:54, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, I see. Glad it worked! Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:06, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Miller2007: On 1 of the Help Pages it says the logo has to be no larger than 160x160. As your logo is bigger, it uses the center square. I would use the Rotherham United crest set in a 160 square for the logo. And use the current design as part of your Main Page.
PercyUK (talk) 14:55, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Host pre-existing wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello, everyone.

I want to start a Wiki, but at first as local wiki (I intend to use Docker WSL MediaWiki). After I am done, I would like to upload the wiki to Miraheze.

Is it possible to do such migration? Is it easy to do it?

Thanks in advance. 😄 DarkPaladin125 (talk) 03:51, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@DarkPaladin125: Welcome to Miraheze, we're glad to have you here! It is absolutely possible to import a wiki to Miraheze, all you need to do is export all your pages using your wiki's Special:Export. Doing this will generate a file ending in .xml. If the file is small enough in size, you can import it on your wiki using Special:Import. Otherwise, you can ask a system administrator to import it for you. Hope this helps. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:25, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, @Agent_Isai. As always, your replies are clear and quick.
Thank you for all the assistance. I'm really starting to enjoy editing wikis. 😉DarkPaladin125 (talk) 04:34, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Miraheze and WMF's Foundation Election[edit | edit source]

One of the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees candidates mentioned the future possible partnership between Wikimedia Foundation and Miraheze. Here's the excerpt of his statement :

The boundaries of our projects are tightly guarded. Any new communities can only launch after a long and difficult process, and only if they are similar to existing projects and rooted in similar values. We need a diaspora of projects, such as an ad-free, open wiki farm with stable funding and consistent community safety. One potential strategy for resilience would be to support external wiki farms such as Miraheze, provide grants, and help improve safety. This allows communities to grow around multiple centers so different people can find their niche, and avoids the fragility and boringness of central control. It seems important to our resilience that a diversity of wiki farms continue to coexist so that we don't end up recreating the monolithic Wikipedia experience.

I've interviewed him directly to ask for further details, you can see the transcript of our conversations here.

What's your opinion, as a member of Miraheze Community, regarding this news? Altilunium (talk) 06:45, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Altilunium: I believe it is great news. Miraheze follows closely the steps of WMF, naming global administrators Stewards, naming system administration Site Reliability Engineering, establishing a Trust and Safety department, using Phabricator as the issue tracker, the list goes on. I believe that WMF providing grants to Miraheze would be very nice and beneficial to the community and would truly help support all projects on Miraheze grow. One thing that I am wondering though if WMF could use these grants to somehow meddle with community decisions. Though this is unlikely, it is one that is to be asked. Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:55, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd strongly encourage Adam to reach out to us. It's a fantastic idea. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 07:47, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's a self awareness rarely seen in large-ish volunteer communities that have found their scale and niche. May it continue, and hopefully avoid the caveat Agent indicates may be possible regarding conflict in shot-calling. --Raidarr (talk) 10:09, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, thank you for the invitation. It's nice to see all the positive comments so far! Of course, optimism comes easily when someone randomly waves imaginary money around <3.
I completely agree with @Agent Isai:, grants can come at a steep price to independence. This would be a major consideration when setting up any such grantmaking program, and I'm not sure the problem has ever been solved in a perfect way. My understanding is that the minimum requirements would be * an unrestricted grant ("no strings attached"), and * a stable amount, spread out over several years. It also matters whether the grantmaking organization is itself independent, how performance is evaluated, and so on. More insidiously, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence warns of pressure from inside your own organization to conform to a grantmaker's expectations, for example to rewrite your mission statement in terms that will hit desirable, external bullet points.
The Miraheze content policy looks like a mature policy, I see that it's inspired by Wikipedia's but includes clauses that read like scars from growing too quickly, e.g. on forking, hate speech, a non-commercial main purpose, etc. I also see that the policy has been continually evolving. I've been thinking about the minimum standards we would expect of each organization in order to qualify for our imaginary open wiki farm grant, and it also relates to questions of independence. For example, imagine that we started the grant program with a relaxed standard but then a future Board decides to enforce CC-0 free license compatibility and anyone on Miraheze with "fair use" book covers or text snippets is suddenly in jeopardy, or the whole farm loses its funding. On the other side of that question, I would expect most Wikimedians to feel strongly that we ask for standards closely resembling what you have here, but not necessarily identical. Relying on one big grant would be dangerous no matter what, maybe cap it below 50% of your total revenue or take other measures to not collapse in the worst-case scenario.
Setting up a thing like this would be a negotiation, and hopefully the "cost" of what you give up by participating is known up front and does not change in the future.
One question for now: in addition to cash, what else is lacking that some kind of larger "federation" or grantmaker could help you with? Feel free to go all "genie of the lamp" / "fairy godmother" scale, for example better software support for wiki farms, interwiki entries, global data protection lawyers, a global conference of wiki farms... —Adamw (talk) 21:56, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Adamw: First off, welcome to Miraheze! Indeed, you'll always yield great optimism when money is involved, especially when it's regarding helping a project you truly care about. No one at Miraheze is paid, we're all volunteers who care deeply about Miraheze and it's well-being which is why this opportunity is so exciting. Now, regarding your last question, more than anything, Miraheze could use more volunteers, especially those who could assist in MediaWiki. Our current SRE is a somewhat small team tasked with managing 5009 wikis. While they are highly competent and knowledgeable about MediaWiki, issues do backlog from time to time because they sometimes don't have any time to spare to dedicate to Miraheze. Apart from that, as I said, they're highly knowledgable of MediaWiki so better software support isn't really too needed, interwiki entries are managed by our Interwiki administrators who also know their way around the interwiki table, GDPR I would say isn't something that is of worry to Miraheze, they comply accordingly to requests, and a global conference of wiki farms, well, maybe one day... ;) Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:10, 8 August 2021 (UTC) I am against the endangering of Miraheze's community-centered approach in exchange for money.[reply]
For me this reads as an attempt by Wikimedia to absorb the project. Let them create their own free wikifarm if they feel so inclined. More competition is healthy, not less. They certainly have the resources for it. If they don't want such control, they can just let in on it. The fact that they want to keep and expand their "values" to others is worrying. NimoStar (talk) 00:09, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@NimoStar: Not necessarily, the proposal never mentions absorbing it, just providing it with grants as WMF appears to do with other projects. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:19, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@NimoStar: Hi there, Trust me, some users might call this move WMF is taking as "absorption" or related, But I do think their aim is nothing more than providing grants to Miraheze just like others. I just hope nothing goes wrong at the end of the day though, I mean, I'm sure nothing is expected to go wrong. Ugochimobi (talk) 09:56, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As long as (per Adamw's comments) there is transparency and a clear process to maintain independence and clear expectation, there is little risk here. Ideally this is all framed as WMF approving of the Miraheze approach and encouraging more of 'the same' as far as attitude, even if not every detail is going to line up. It can be done properly. If suggesting funding to a specific direction, I would probably offer it for engineering, or even a professional developer to add support that is accountable to the community. A paid position could be dangerous, but might be something to consider since that is the strongest push as far as officially needed positions go. Just my 2c. --Raidarr (talk) 14:19, 9 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Back when I was more involved (I was Miraheze CTO at the time) I wrote the initial content policy. Some of the scars you see come from my own experience with LocalWiki, its predecessor Wiki Spot, and its founding member Davis Wiki. All open wiki farms have the same sorts of problems, it turns out. It wasn't really inspired by Wikipedia much at all -- at least not directly. But we had pretty firmly decided that we were essentially noncommercial, but were willing to tolerate some quasi-commercial activity like a parts description for an electronic device for a small store or a fan-centered wiki. We've also been quite willing to accept arbitrary licenses in the past, with a strong preference for CC licenses, but there are reasons for exceptions.
Financially, we have decent community support, but effectively Miraheze has been ensured to stay afloat by my own donations. I'm by far the largest donor, if you only consider money. Certainly our SREs have given far more in terms of the value of their time. But I am a little bit unemployed right now (is the WMF hiring software engineers?) so Miraheze will have to rely on the reserve for now.
I'm not on the board now, but I think that we as a community would be willing to accommodate changes to the content policy if they were presented well. But ultimately it's the whole community's policy, and they get to decide. We've taken a grant from Wikimedia Indonesia before, and I'm sure the current leadership would be happy to participate in a Wikimedia grant program again. -- Labster (talk) 01:42, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Problem with the infobox on mobile[edit | edit source]

Hello, I have a problem with the infobox on the mobile.(come from Taiwan) On the desktop, the format, width, border, and background color of the infobox can be displayed normally, but when I view it on mobile, none of the above things will be displayed normally like on the desktop. We have also imported Mobile.css but it is still useless, hope you guys can help me solve this problem, thanks! Damian Lee (talk) 07:30, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Damian Lee, hello. Could you please share more details like link to the wiki and any page where the issue can be seen? ~ Mazzaz (talk) 08:43, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Mazzaz, this is one of our pages with country infobox. Damian Lee (talk) 11:37, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can't find VisualEditor tab after setting extension[edit | edit source]

I'm the admin of the NewterraWIKI( This morning when I tried to start editing the page with VisualEditor as always, I couldn't find the tab of "Edit" but only "Edit source". After hours of trying to fix the problem, adjusting the settings, I still can't get it back. It's really rushy, please help. :( Ranelai2002 (talk) 18:15, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Ranelai2002: Hi there!
Did you by chance enabled the VisualEditor extension? Ugochimobi (talk) 22:41, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have no idea, the extension seems to be enabled, but I can't find the tab of it. Ranelai2002 (talk) 18:26, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ranelai2002: This is a common bug which is under investigation. What I've seen some do to resolve this is clearing their cookies and logging back in. Others also disable VisualEditor and then reenable it. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:59, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a lot for your advice. We've already tried this before. However, the problem still exists. :( Ranelai2002 (talk) 18:25, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How to embed video?[edit | edit source]

How do I embed video? I only know how to embed Youtube video and upload videos as mp4, but how do I embed video on sonicthehedgehog? --"zany" (My talk) 15:29, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

What is the Archive.Org video that you wish to embed? ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 13:21, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Files on fair use[edit | edit source]

Can I upload files in fair use on my wiki? Angelo Pisani (talk) 21:48, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Angelo Pisani: As long as you are certain that it'd fall under fair use as defined in UK law, then go ahead and do so freely. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:02, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai: the files are album covers of singers. Angelo Pisani (talk) 10:27, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If they are being used next to information on the album or singer then I would consider that fair use. (This is not legal advice, I am not a lawyer or otherwise qualified to give legal advice.) ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 13:00, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

About greatcharacterswiki[edit | edit source]

Hello. I believe that greatcharacterswiki should not get deleted for the following reasons:

  1. The wiki's been contributed a lot: There have been a lot of edits, often unbiased and clean.
  2. Even if it was biased, it doesn't have to be completely deleted: I believe that it might as well just be split or independent to the Reception Wikis.
  3. Be readopted by other users: I believe the wiki can be adopted by another user because then it could change somewhat different. "zany" (My talk) 18:29, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Besides getting in contact with an admin, I don't believe there is anything you can to prevent the wiki from being deleted. Because the wiki is private, I can't even find out who is an admin and who isn't - though I suggest you try Matthew The Guy, MatthewThePrep, Agent Joestar, DarkMatterMan4500, DeciduousWater534, DuchessTheSponge, Freyja Trichet, MarioMario456, and PlantyB0i ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 13:14, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This has been eating away at me for a few days now, and I'm just sick and tired of people making requests to re-open wikis that have been closed for good reasons. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:16, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Were these wikis set to private as part of trying to delete them? Because they were public on 26th April this year. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 13:42, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, they have. Meaning they are un-adoptable. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:46, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, but my bureaucrat was taken away :( MarioMario456 23:39, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Plus, we don't need these wikis anymore. They were ultra biased and it would have been extremely hard to get this wikis to be as unbiased as possible. Even Matthew The Guy (the founder) grew to hate those wikis. MarioMario456 23:41, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If they were not closed for potential Miraheze policy concerns, it would be reasonable to hand them off to interested community members rather than decide for them for their own reasons as admins. --Raidarr (talk) 13:50, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol support vote.svg Support ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 14:10, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If the admins do not put the wiki up for adoption, then the wiki XML can be taken from Archive.Org and the wiki recreated. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 16:19, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Due to manual closure, this may not be possible per the Dormancy Policy. I don't think there is precedence for a case where a wiki that still has invested community members is closed, set to private and set to be deleted for good. Thus, any action would be a specific case on the Stewards' noticeboard. --Raidarr (talk) 12:00, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
A small point of clarification here...that is a convention among at least a plurality of Stewards that existed before I became a Steward. There are good reasons for it, but that being said, for example, presumably, if there is a discussion locally or on the wiki's companion Discord server among the community members to close the wiki, this prevents other members from usurping that local community process. There are other reasons, too, such as in the case where a user contributed nearly all of the edits to the wiki or it's their personal wiki containing their own information, which they've shared publicly. However, you are correct in the latter part of what you say, that this indeed may be a special case warranting an exception. Thus, I'm going to ask DuchessTheSponge to link me to a community discussion, whether on-wiki or on a Discord server, where significant contributors to the wiki agreed as to its closure. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 04:21, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'll take the liberty for them, given they didn't do so below and I have been observing it locally. My position of 'nothing to be done' changed due to the amount of people still apparently interested and a policy quotation, though I stand by my statement that the conversation is best directed to the SN where the topic is also being discussed. here is where the suggestion was made, a handful of users offered support, Duchess made the call and most discussion aside from here on Meta has taken place. --Raidarr (talk) 13:21, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol full oppose vote.svg Strongest oppose I had good reason to request their closure. We are not going to revive those wikis. I'm sorry. TigerBlazer (talk) 15:10, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We don't want you to revive the wikis, we want you to put them up for adoption so other people can. I understand if the admins want to walk away from the wiki, but the sensible thing to do (especially given the significant number of users who had commented on the noticeboards that they wish it to be revived) would be to put it up for adoption. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 00:55, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol full oppose vote.svg Strongest oppose As the current leader of Qualitipedia, I agree with what TigerBlazer said. DuchessTheSponge (talk) 07:59, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How can I give administrator privileges to an user in my wiki?[edit | edit source]

I am trying to give administrator privileges to an user in my wiki, but I do not know how to. LanomniZ (talk) 15:03, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Go to the page Special:UserRights and enter the username. Then check the administrator box at the bottom of the right-hand list and click save user groups. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 16:16, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Page placement errors[edit | edit source]

Any help would be appreciated, I have pages like 2021-08-02_%E2%80%8BSan_Jose adding %E2%80%8B in the requested page url and I'm having issues fixing it, the page url should look like 2021-01-04_Abu_Dhabi but for some reason it's not, I've noticed it's messing up some of my other pages as well. Any help I would why it's doing this, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. PlatinumYellow (talk) 12:30, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is a normal reaction on the browser side, iirc. The _ still works perfectly. Raidarr (talk) 13:37, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm still unsure how I did it on my browser then, as it's not like I added the pages differently than I have other ones. Thank you for the assistance. PlatinumYellow (talk) 21:13, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've been messing around with it, but it still recognises 2021-08-02_Washington,_D.C. as differently than 2021-08-02%E2%80%8B_Washington,_D.C., and I'm not sure whats causing it or how to fix it. PlatinumYellow (talk) 21:35, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How can I format my template so that text is displayed a certain way when a user edits a form with the dropdown input type?[edit | edit source]

(I'm still learning mediawiki through the documentation, so forgive me if I'm not using all the correct terminology. And please let me know if this is the wrong place to ask this question and direct me where to go. :))

I know how to change the values that are chosen from in a dropdown form field by using syntax something like the following: {{{field|Swearing|input type=dropdown|values=Brief,Occasional,Frequent,Constant}}}

I'm struggling figuring out how the page forms {{{for template}}} call pulls information from the template onto the page when it passes through a dropdown or radiobutton input type. I know that what will be displayed depends on what is in the template that is called, but I'm having trouble creating a template that will display things the way that I want. I currently have some {{#if}} type parser function calls on my template that I'm calling, and I believe that makes sure that the are no problems if the field is left empty. But after reading the documentation for page forms, templates, and parser functions, I can't figure out how to get the results I want.

Here is a short description of what I am hoping to achieve:

A user wants to rate the mature content on a movie they have recently seen. They create a new page and are looking at a form. The first section is called "Language" and has several items (Bad Words, Cruel Language, etc.) each with a single checkbox. When they click on the checkbox, more options appear on the form (I've got this working with the show on select feature) such as Rude Language, Mild Swearing, etc. Each of these new items is a dropdown input type. (I can create these just fine). The user then selects Frequent from the dropdown for Rude Language and Occasional for the dropdown for Mild Swearing, and they then save the page.

When the user then looks at the page, on it is displayed a wikitable with column 1 labeled "Language" col 2 labeled "Violence" and so on. In the first row, under column 1 for language are all of the dropdown items that were selected, but none of the checkbox ones. (In this case, it would not display "Bad Words" or "Cruel Language" (because those were subsections of the form used only for the "show on select" but "Frequent Rude Language" and "Occasional Mild Swearing" because those were selected from the dropdown). Ideally, the form would read "Rude Language" (dropdown field with brief, occasional, frequent, constant), while within the table on the page would be displayed "Brief Rude Language" not "Rude Language: Brief".

I believe that the formatting for the wikitable being displayed on the page should be in the template, as well as the items I want to be displayed. And finding how to format these templates is where I am getting confused.

Here is a link to one of my (incomplete) templates and a form definition page with a call to that template (as well as a page created with that form) so that you can see what I have been trying. Template and Form-Definition-Page and also Page-Created-with-that-Form

Thanks so much! ParentRatings (talk) 19:28, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Solved. I figured out that I was looking for the #switch parser function and had an error in my table formatting. I've got it working now. ParentRatings (talk) 17:34, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Deleting my account[edit | edit source]

I can't do what I wanted with wiki, so please close my account. Santtu (talk) 06:58, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Santtu We can't delete accounts, per se, but we can anonymize them in one of two ways. We can either rename the account globally to something random and lock it, allowing you to request reinstatement of the account later, or we can do all of that and remove all personally identifying information from the account. Which would you prefer? Dmehus (talk) 04:08, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Santtu Please consider responding to this request if you would like further action taken here. Dmehus (talk) 01:07, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Organizing the categories list[edit | edit source]

So, the list of categories on the wikis I'm an admincrat on are a mess thanks to these "categories" that simply state the date a blog was made. Here's an example. I would remove them, but I've been told that doing so would screw up the MediaWiki Sitenotice id on the wiki, so is there any sort of way I can hide them from the list to clear up the list? --Blazikeye535 (talk) 04:05, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If you can, I'd rename them to 2021-08-16 for example, it'll have them in numerical order and thats how I've organised my articles/categories on my wiki. PlatinumYellow (talk) 10:03, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure who told you that, but it sounds superstitious. Automatically added blog categories have nothing to do with the sitenotice id. To reference local conversation, id was only brought up as an excuse for a poorly executed block move.
Unfortunately they are generated by mw:Extension:BlogPage and I don't have a useful lead on disabling it aside from suggesting to file a Phabricator task about it. In the meantime to drop them out of lists that should be functionally useful (like Special:UncategorizedCategories]]), consider adding them to an 'Articles by date' global category to make it look natural. Though it would take work to maintain, you can hide them individually with the HIDDENCAT magic word to simply make them disappear from nearly everyone. Aside from the current initiative to manually remove them however, there's not much to be done from truly preventing them to exist. Again, unless you file a task where someone technical can take a look at stripping the function or make it opt in/out. --Raidarr (talk) 13:13, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Looking for contributors to Shaw's Nightmare Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello I am looking for contributors to the Shaw's Nightmare wiki. It is a first person shooter game inspired by Doom and it is for DOS and Windows PCs. It is about a little boy named Shaw, who fell asleep and began to have a nightmare. He must find his way out of the bizarre world, fighting strange creatures along the way.

The wiki is here:

Mickey96 (talk) 08:44, 20 August 2021 (UTC) [reply]

Is it possible to change the username?[edit | edit source]

I might plan to change my username in the future so i wanted to ask directly if that is possible on Miraheze. Its fine if it isn't. Smashidachi (talk) 11:08, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You can. Just confirm your e-mail here (if you haven't done it yet), and request your account to be renamed here. SPEEDYBEAVER (talk) 11:44, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Taiwan Rail Transport Wiki[edit | edit source]

Hello, I have a question regarding files on my wiki. My wiki (which is by far about Taipei Metro) uses a lot of files, but I noticed that a lot of them are quite old. Since my wiki isn't Wikipedia, it probably doesn't follow the same licensing rules for images on my wiki then it does on Wikipedia. My question is, can I use images on my wiki that I find on the internet of MRT? Or are there still specific rules I have to follow? 54nd60x (talk) 13:26, 19 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You still have to be compliant with copyright legislation. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 12:39, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

[edit | edit source]

Hey, I noticed a bug in my logo. The wiki's logo is too large.

What can I do? WindowsViennaFish2010 (talk) 07:13, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The logo has to be no larger than 160x160. As your logo is bigger, it uses the centre square. Can you reload the logo in the smaller size? PercyUK (talk) 08:57, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
How? WindowsViennaFish2010 (talk) 09:26, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have uploaded the new size. I use Firefox and press CTRL + F5 purged my browser and now displaying the new size. At the top of this page will advise how to purge your browser, PercyUK (talk) 10:19, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It worked! WindowsViennaFish2010 (talk) 10:44, 23 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Google maps[edit | edit source]

I want to embed a google map layer into my wiki - the google map code uses iframe. Does miraheze support iframe, and if it does, do I need to import or add anything. Bertie (talk) 03:50, 24 August 2021 (UTC) Bertie (talk) 03:50, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Miraheze has Maps. It needs to be switched on via PercyUK (talk) 07:12, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request to change the interwiki table[edit | edit source]

  1. I would like to request to add the prefix 'miraheze', the url$1, forward = yes, to the interwiki table of XComhghall Wiki.
  2. I would like to change the language of XComhghall Wiki's MediaWiki (or database, idk) to traditional Chinese or English, and keep the language of the wiki as Chinese. Could that be possible?
    This is what I mean: (en) and连入页面 (traditional Chinese) both redirect to链入页面 (simplified Chinese). So it seems to me that the MediaWiki or database of XComhghall Wiki is in simplified Chinese. I do not want any simplified Chinese in the link of my wiki.
    The reason that I want to keep the language of the wiki as Chinese is that, on, to the right of the Main page and Discussion tabs on the top, there is a drop-down menu for converting between traditional and simplified Chinese, and even converting regional words. If the language of the wiki is set as either traditional or simplified Chinese, this feature seems to be lost, as in the case of

Thank you very much. — XComhghall (talk) 12:22, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@XComhghall: I have added the prefix for your wiki (although, you could also link to miraheze meta by using the m: interwiki, But for your other request, When a wiki is set to Chinese for example, when I go to the wiki and enter (on the URL box of my browser) Special:SpecialPages, It won't tell me there's no such page, instead, it will redirect me to how the text should look like according to the language of the wiki (although sometimes it just work like that).
That's basically how MediaWiki works, I am unsure there's a way you'd have your wiki set to Chinese language and expect the titles to be in whatever language.
FYI, You could change the language of your wiki at this page.
Thank you. Ugochimobi (talk) 18:13, 25 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: Thank you very much. I understand how to change my wiki's language. I want my wiki to be in Chinese (which includes simplified and traditional). The default titles and urls of a Chinese wiki is in simplified Chinese, but I want them to be in traditional Chinese. It seems that I am not able to achieve that, but thank you still. — XComhghall (talk) 04:17, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Disappearing Pages[edit | edit source]

Recently all the templates pages and a few others have suddenly disappeared if anyone can help me as I don't know what the problem the wiki link is Genuino467 (talk) 18:17, 24 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Genuino467: Hi, sorry for the late response. Could you please give us more details? For example, a link to a page which disappeared? Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:16, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This page was one of the ones that disappeared: https:// Genuino467 (talk) 20:13, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Where to find jokers ;)[edit | edit source]

I need to know if there are other Wikis about jokes like Nonciclopedia (that I raccomand ;)… just to better bring a smile in Miraheze (believe me) We ALL need it. My intention is to create and communicate within a wikis entirely focused to make fun and joy to random people, so I ask if Miraheze staff knows other satiric/parodistic sites/wikis to suggest me… always yours,
 Executive2 (talk) 16:13, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Executive2: Hi. Unfortunately I don't personally know of any such wikis but you might want to check out Gazetteer_of_wikis#Humor_wikis, maybe one of them is to your liking. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:13, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Do not want wiki edited[edit | edit source]

Hi is there anyway I can allow our wiki to be seen by a gamer but they cannot edit pages example you just see the source code on pages but cant physically edit them or vandalize them? here is our wiki  Admiral Marcus (talk) 17:05, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Admiral Marcus: Hi. Yes, of course. If you only want approved users to be able to edit your wiki you need to go to Special:ManageWiki/permissions, select * and then remove the edit permission from that group and then do the same for user (assuming you don't want logged in users to edit either). Then you can assign the edit permission to custom groups. Hope this helps. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:15, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay many thanks Admiral Marcus (talk) 10:09, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

red presets[edit | edit source]

Please I ask you to fix an error that is messing up my wiki look at some pages and see the templates some are in red as if they never existed but when you click to open and create they are right there.

Example pages:

Examples of presets that don't appear: 22:39, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Clean CSS and Wikitext[edit | edit source]

The pages that use the template below say that the page should be Clean CSS and not Wikitext, but as you can see it's in Clean CSS, please, if you can help the page it's: Genuino123 (talk) 22:54, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Easypedia contributions[edit | edit source]

The wiki is in need of some extra help. Its on gazateer under other. Any other questions just ask! Thanks. Sperosdurell (talk) 00:49, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Its called easypedia Like an encyclopedia. Sperosdurell (talk) 00:51, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

To be honest, I'm concerned of commitment here. I've been on a few of your past projects and contributed a fair bit to one, and then it was allowed to simply vanish. Is there any plan as far as really seeing this one through, or is it just going to have a great deal of stubs like previous entries I've seen?
Also, this makes me extremely concerned. --Raidarr (talk) 01:25, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Im committed to this wiki. Sperosdurell (talk) 00:47, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Feel free to help out, sorry about before I was going through stuff mentally. Sperosdurell (talk) 02:01, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Sperosdurell: Why do you not add a direct link to your wiki? You do not even link the gazeteer. I know where to find it but this means extra effort, greetings, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 08:26, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply] Sperosdurell (talk) 10:28, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply] Sperosdurell (talk) 10:29, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply] Sperosdurell (talk) 10:31, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Look under gazeteer easypedia bottom of page. Sperosdurell (talk) 18:23, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Can we get statistics on how often particular search terms are used on a wiki?[edit | edit source]

We're having a discussion on All The Tropes as to whether a particular group of categories are useful. We can't answer that unless we know whether they're being used. Is there any way to get a report on what is being searched for at Special:Search or in the search bar on our wiki pages? Robkelk (talk) 20:45, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

There is not to my knowledge. We could grep access logs and do weird stuff to parse the parameters but I'm not sure how possible or worth it that would be. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:47, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WikiSEO Not Working On Main Page[edit | edit source]

The WikiSEO extension is not working on my wiki [1]'s Main Page, instead showing a description and image neither first on the page nor relevant. How can this be troubleshooted? Niharuca (talk) 23:30, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Niharuca: How do you know that it's showing a different description and image? I checked manually in the Element Inspector and saw that the extension has correctly placed a meta tag in the page (the meta tag is used to inform search engines what description and image should be displayed). Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:02, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
When the link is posted in platforms such as Discord or Twitter, the previewed description and image is different than the ones set, specifically showing ==== NEWS ==== as the description and File:Logo-gyroaxia-white.png as the image. Niharuca (talk) 01:14, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
An update—I managed to correct the image displayed by disabling Extension:PageImages. However, this solution also causes pages besides the Main Page to display the logo, and the description has not changed. Niharuca (talk) 02:04, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Character reception wikis[edit | edit source]

I don't understand why Incredible Characters Wiki and Loathsome Characters Wiki were closed. The wikis did not have any reason for closure. Also, why were they privated, because now I can’t even see any of the content on the wikis. Could these wikis be restored, or at least have their content ported onto the other Qualitipedia wikis if restoration is not an option. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:27, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also, the websites wikis were closed but are now re-opened somehow, even though there is no log showing that they were re-opened. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 23:31, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This is much the same issue with an admin 'jumping the gun' for closure, with several early supporters of closure having second thoughts later on. --Raidarr (talk) 00:11, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 01:18, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I just saw a post saying that there is a discussion on the Qualitipedia meta wiki about the character wikis. There is also a vote about the fate of the websites wikis as well as the creation of neutral reception wikis. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 17:27, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So why were they closed? Three days since I left this message and still no answer. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 19:25, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How do I change the font for everything on my wiki?[edit | edit source]

I'm wondering what the CSS is to change the font on my wiki for the whole wiki so I can have it the same as I did on my old Fandom wiki. I did this with CSS on the old one and I already have the font that I'd like to use (Questrial) installed. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 13:47, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

This is done with font-family applied to the body element, at the most basic level. Not having done this much, I am pretty sure you'd need to do extra from there - ranging from using !important to drive in that you really want to use the font, to inspecting and targeting the straggler elements that have their own font selection. I don't believe Cosmos has a specific function to change fonts with. It's not a very elegant solution and I tend to just try it until it works myself, which I cannot do given your wiki is and presumably will always be private. But it's an interim response until someone more CSS savvy stops by. --Raidarr (talk) 08:26, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm going to try that real quick Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 08:53, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Also I should note I'm using the Cosmos skin and I don't know if it's possible to change the font on that? Just it's the very last thing I need to make my wiki exactly the way I pictured it. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 08:13, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

So this is the exact CSS I've used for the font. I've probably done something wrong but also something at least right as my name on my profile is coming up in the font I want, but nothing else. If I've done something wrong, I'll need someone to point it out for me because I'm not very good at this. I'll make my wiki unprivate temporarily if it's needed. The fact something is coming up in the font means it did install right and an aspect of it is working. When I checked inspect element on one of my pages, a lot of the code for the font was crossed out, it was saying the default fonts but crossed out. I don't really know what else to do, I'm kind of stuck. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 13:27, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
body {
  font-family: "Questrial", sans-serif!important;

#content h1, 
#content h2 {
  font-family: "Questrial", sans-serif!important;

Font is only changing partially on my wiki[edit | edit source]

I'm sorry to write this topic again but I'm feeling a bit lost with this. The code to change the font on my wiki (which I directly copypasted from here but with the font I wanted to use) and I can tell it's been installed because my username on my profile and the title when I make a new page are in the font I wanted, but nothing else. When I go into inspect element on a page, it says it should be in the font but it's crossed out so I guess it isn't working. I don't know if this is because of the Cosmos skin I'm using but I hope it isn't. I'm not very good at coding and this is the last thing I need to make my wiki perfect so I hope I can have some help with it. Since my wiki is private, I'll put it on unprivate if you ask me to if you're not one of the people who can see it globally. I'll put the code that I'm using in on my next edit.
@import url('');

body {
  font-family: "Questrial", sans-serif!important;

#content h1, 
#content h2 {
  font-family: "Questrial", sans-serif!important;
Again, I'm sorry I'm posting this twice, but I'm really lost and I don't know what to do. Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 08:46, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello @Raichu's Endless Nights:. The thing we're working with here is called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); "cascading" means the style sheets can come from many places other than Common.css, including the user's own browser and in-line in the page. There is a hierarchy for which style sheet to follow in the case of a conflict. The fact that you can see the font in your username and in titles proves that you did @import it correctly. The strikethrough lets you see that the browser did pick up the command to use Questrial font but that it was overridden by some other style sheet. You may be able to scroll upward in the pane where you see the strikethrough and see a competing style that did take effect. As skins dictate a lot of styles to produce a desired visual effect, my guess is that there is a competing style command elsewhere in Cosmos.css that is overriding yours. Good luck! Spıke (talk) 23:50 1-Sep-2021
PS--I have gone to your wiki and done that very thing. The topmost command I see is a command governing all children of the page's "body" element; it comes from load.php:1 (I think that means from Miraheze itself! This may be unconditional, or it may be because you chose the Cosmos skin.) and it specifies Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, or else any sans-serif font.
In CSS, specific commands override general commands. Helpfully, your two commands include !important, which makes them override any commands without it. Your first command dictates your font for "body", but again, Miraheze dictates the font for all of its children! Your second command dictates your font for H1 (first-level heads; this includes page titles) and H2 (second-level heads). I think a step forward is if you edit the first command to read as follows (note the change on my line 1):
body * {
  font-family: "Questrial", sans-serif!important;
This would cancel out the Miraheze standing order and dictate your style for all children of "body". See if that works. Spıke (talk) 00:03 2-Sep-2021
PS--If this works, then I would remove the second command, the one governing H1 and H2. If they are not direct children of "body", they will inherit the font from an element that is, so this command should now be redundant.
Incidentally, I never saw your font, as I have a CSS command on my PC (in my userContent.css) saying what font I want Miraheze to use to render everything. Spıke (talk) 00:11 2-Sep-2021

Sorry this is a bit of a late response I only just saw this. I first copied and replaced the code you gave me onto Common.css and deleted the other one but nothing happened. I went into inspect element and I think it was the Cosmos skin overriding the default fonts so I put the code into Cosmos.css instead and the font loaded in for everything. Thank you for the help! ^^ Raichu's Endless Nights (talk) 15:37, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

#sub[edit | edit source]

It is available on TestWiki but currently not on my private wiki. I have looked through Special:ManageWiki and can't locate where I need to enable it. PercyUK (talk) 11:13, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Special:ManageWiki/settings > Parser Functions > "Enable string function functionality". --Routhwick (talk) 05:09, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Routhwick: Thank you PercyUK (talk) 07:35, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My wiki's logo can't appear at many pages except namespace Special[edit | edit source]

I just upload a new picture as my new logo but it doesn't display properly on the home page and many pages. What should I do next? 永定河 (talk) 14:52, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It seems that these sections of CSS in your Mediawiki:Common.css are overriding your logo selection and replacing it with a non-existent file:
/* Change logo for zh-hans variants */,,, {
:    background-image: url(/static/images/project-logos/zhwiki-hans.png);
:/* [[Phabricator:T37337]], improve resolution of logo on high-resolution screens. */
:@media (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.5), (min--moz-device-pixel-ratio: 1.5), (min-resolution: 1.5dppx), (min-resolution: 144dpi) {
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-hans),
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-cn),
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-my),
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-sg) {
:        background-image: url(/static/images/project-logos/zhwiki-hans-1.5x.png);
:        background-size: 135px auto;
:    }
:@media (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (min--moz-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (min-resolution: 2dppx), (min-resolution: 192dpi) {
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-hans),
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-cn),
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-my),
:    .mw-wiki-logo:not(.timeless-logo):lang(zh-sg) {
:        background-image: url(/static/images/project-logos/zhwiki-hans-2x.png);
:    }
:/* Change logo wordmark for zh-hans variants */,,, {
:    content: url(/static/images/mobile/copyright/wikipedia-wordmark-zh-hans.svg);
:/* Change logo tagline for zh-hans variants */,,, {
:    content: url(/static/images/mobile/copyright/wikipedia-tagline-zh-hans.svg);
If you remove them, the issue should be fixed. Hb1290 (talk) 02:01, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How long does it take to receive a response to a wiki request?[edit | edit source]

Forgive me if it is mentioned somewhere that I'm yet to read but are the turnaround times at the moment in the order of minutes, days, weeks or longer? David.th340d.Hopkins (talk) 20:59, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@David.th340d.Hopkins: Usually it takes between a few minutes and a few hours. This is a bit late but both your requests have been approved already. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:43, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

If you like quotes check out quotes Sperosdurell (talk) 01:30, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Citizen skin on Meta[edit | edit source]

Though Citizen skin is available on Miraheze it's not enabled on Meta. I want to use it here because it looks waaay too good and it is also configurable and responsive. WerySkok (talk) 08:23, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Break or even gone for good???[edit | edit source]

Everyone hates me on here, i can't help the fact i have OCD. I don't know what to do anymore... Should I stay or leave? Thank you for input. Sperosdurell (talk) 11:41, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Improving password standards on Miraheze[edit | edit source]

Hello all,

In order to comply with the latest security standards, the SRE team wishes to slowly increase password requirements to require that passwords are at least 12 characters.

The plan we thought of would be to progressively institute these requirements: first for global groups, after for local administrators, bureaucrats and bots and finally to extend the longer password requirements to the entire user base.

Before we go ahead with these changes we would like to get feedback from the community, so please do feel free to raise any concerns or provide any feedback you may have or ask us questions about this change and we would be happy to respond.

Thanks, Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:09, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

My feedback is that this policy is as dumb as most of our Covid-related policy that assumes attaining Zero Risk is more important than living our lives. Anyone who wants the additional security of a longer password can have one instantly. There is no need to mandate that the entire user base do anything (except perhaps to those with power over the website) except to pat yourselves on the backs for having done something. If someone is actually asking for this, then implement a customization option for individual wikis where their administration can enforce password length if desired. Spıke (talk) 20:34 4-Sep-2021
Is there a demonstrated need on Miraheze that would entail people changing in this way? I have not seen enough of a wider requirement or evidence on the internet of widespread compromise to think this is in any way necessary. --Raidarr (talk) 00:26, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Adding Custom Font[edit | edit source]

I have created a custom font face that I want to use (as a web font) for my RPG gaming wiki. Is there a way to upload the .woff (and/or the other format font files) and then utilize it as part of the custom css for my wiki?

As this is a font face I have created from scratch, licensing of it is not an issue as I am the rights holder for the font.

What are the precise, and full steps I need to take to actually get my custom font uploaded then installed and referencing it properly within css as a web font, for use across the entire wiki?

I would be grateful if someone could fully walk me through (or spell out precisely) the all steps needed.

Thanks in advance.— Mitchell Gore (talk) 21:03, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I refer you to the section #Font is only changing partially on my wiki above. The @import code shown might work if the font is on an accessible website. Ultimately it would be better to locate the font file on the same server that is serving pages, and I can't help you with that. But my tutorial on what CSS to write may be helpful. Spıke (talk) 00:05 6-Sep-2021
I've used Goggle fonts in customized CSS in skins on wikis before. It's actually hosting/using a custom font that is the issue. But I do appreciate you sharing your previous post on the topic of partial font loading issues. – Mitchell Gore (talk) 19:22, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
So does anyone have any experience with uploading and using (i.e. hosting) custom web fonts to their wiki? — Mitchell Gore (talk) 18:21, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Interwiki for Wikidata?[edit | edit source]

Hi! Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place, but I'd like to ask if it's possible for my interwiki table to be changed to allow for interwiki links to Wikidata (I believe "Wikidata" and "d" are the prefixes). Not entirely sure how the interwiki thing works, but I know I've been able to link straight to Wikipedia pages using the "w" prefix. My wiki is vgportdb (maybe vgportdbwiki), any assistance would be appreciated! Njsmooth2600 (talk) 02:14, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Njsmooth2600 This is the correct place, but looking at your local interwiki table, I'm seeing the d prefix pointing to the global interwiki configuration on this wiki, which is currently$1. You can definitely override global interwiki table values locally, but it seems like what you're wanting is already set globally, unless I'm misunderstanding? Dmehus (talk) 02:20, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, I didn't notice. My mistake. Well, would it still be possible to add the "Wikidata" prefix? If not, I'll be able to work with just 'd', but the option would be nice. Thanks for your help Njsmooth2600 (talk) 19:22, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Njsmooth2600: Hi there, I just added the wikidata: prefix for your vgportdb wiki, I hope you're satisfied with that and sorry it was quite late. Greetings. Ugochimobi (talk) 11:21, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Infobox template glitch[edit | edit source]

This wiki is imported from Fandom to Miraheze, the infobox and the main page have some technical problem.
The main page:
Infobox glitch example:

Instead of having infobox, it becomes this: <infobox>

<title source="title1">
  <default>Google Chrome</default>
<image source="image1">

</image> <group> <header>General information</header> <label>Release date</label> <label>Producer</label> <label>End of support</label> <label>Available for </label> </group> </infobox>

I need some assistance to fix this. Thanks

--SchizoACC (talk) 07:26, 6 September 2021 (UTC) [reply]

<infobox> is available on Miraheze but needs a bureaucrat to enable it. I use Wikipedia's module infobox which I find easy to create infoboxes. I have added it to the wiki and changed the inuse infoboxes to this system.
Whilst doing this I notice you have found a solution to the Main Page.
ThatDudeRightHere requested this wiki on 13 August but not made any edits. The wiki needs a bureaucrat with access to enable services, so I would recommend that you apply for adoption explaining the need for rights. PercyUK (talk) 11:42, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Travel guides.[edit | edit source]

If your interested in travel guides, please check out this Wiki. traveltheworld thanks. Sperosdurell (talk) 17:41, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Free games wiki[edit | edit source]

Support would be great, freegames Sperosdurell (talk) 03:49, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

New Wiki ideas[edit | edit source]

Any ideas on a new Wiki to be created, or if interested comment please. My wikis fail so.... Sperosdurell (talk) 23:57, 7 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I would suggest exploring why your wikis fail currently, rather than adding more potential failures. It's not the ideas that are wrong. It's the execution. --Raidarr (talk) 00:28, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As Raidarr has said above, it would be better to discover why your wikis are failing or else even if we give you ideas, they'll still fail. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:32, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Sperosdurell: What exactly do you mean by your wikis are failing? --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 20:37, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't edit them enough. Sperosdurell (talk) 21:51, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Sperosdurell: Why is that? --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 03:45, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have a Wiki pending so I'll try... U seem interested? Sperosdurell (talk) 03:50, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Sperosdurell: Thank you for asking, I have several wikis myself which I am frequently editing, currently I have no extra time for third party wikis, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 09:39, 10 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Anyone using extension PDFEmbed?[edit | edit source]

Does anyone use the extension PDFEmbed in their wiki? It seems as if it is not working due to a block of the sever. I have already filed a phabricator task, greetings --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 12:40, 10 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Lily: Hi there, Good job for filing a phab task, let's see how the response goes. I trust the sysadmins to make it work. Ugochimobi (talk) 09:33, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ugochimobi: Thank you for your interest, the problem has been solved now, --LilyLilyu - smile.svg talk and I will listen · Lilypond Wiki 11:05, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Lily: Sounds good. Ugochimobi (talk) 11:10, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Use the same domain for a wiki and other things[edit | edit source]

Hello, I would like to use a custom domain for my wiki, but I would also like to use it for other things. I would like to know if it is possible to use the same domain for both a wiki ( and for other topics (e.g. that would be separate from the MediaWiki interface, so that the /wiki/ part is just a topic of the complete site and that when you just type, you don't go directly to the wiki, so that you have to type to access it (I don't know if I'm clear). Have a nice day, Soronos (talk) 18:04, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Soronos: Hi there, AFAIK, once your domain DNS records have been mapped to miraheze's nameservers, you can not use your domain elsewhere, you can only use it on miraheze.
I believe this information I just share has answered a lot more of your present quest. Greetings. Ugochimobi (talk) 09:38, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

View internal top search terms?[edit | edit source]

Fandom allows you to see the top internal search terms via the analytics dashboard - is such a thing available on Miraheze? I found the ExtendedStatistics extension ( but it is not available as a default on Miraheze so I wonder if there's an easier way. Thanks in advance ~ HanTheGene (talk) 17:15, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@HanTheGene: Hi there, you might want to request this extension to be installed on miraheze using our bugzilla, an Extension Reviewer will review it and if it passes, it will get installed. Ugochimobi (talk) 09:53, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Side note that the software is Phabricator, but potato, potato. Bongo Cat (talk) 15:13, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Now requested at T8038 --Rob Kam (talk) 17:33, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And declined:
Unfortunately this extension is made for BlueSpice, and therefore likely won't work on normal MediaWiki.
--Rob Kam (talk) 13:56, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, I see. Unfortunate, but it was worth the ask. Thank you all! ~ HanTheGene (talk) 14:30, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]