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This noticeboard is community discussions, generally global in nature or which relate to specific wikis or users. For requests that require Stewards', or, in a limited number of circumstances, Global Sysops', intervention, please see stewards' noticeboard. If in doubt, please try here first, and you will be directed there if the matter requires a Steward.

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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 static.miraheze.org 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 (example.com/wiki/) and for other topics (e.g. example.com/info) 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 example.com, you don't go directly to the wiki, so that you have to type example.com/wiki 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 (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ExtendedStatistics) 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]

Is there a sitemap I can submit to Google Search Console?[edit | edit source]

I would like to submit a sitemap of my wiki to Google Search Console.
Is there a sitemap I can submit to Google Search Console?
If so, it would be helpful if you could tell us where to find it.
If not, how can I prepare one? menndouyukkuri (talk) 04:06, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Added <br>. - menndouyukkuri (talk) 08:05, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    We automatically handle sitemaps. I can manually kick it if it's being slow for you wiki if you tell me which. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 08:32, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Problem with tabber in infoboxes[edit | edit source]

Hello, so here it is: I have a problem with the tabbers that I place in my infoboxes. Indeed, as you can see on this page (https://personnages.miraheze.org/wiki/Ghetis), in the infobox, the tabber is unable to be applied. Why is this? Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 12:30, 17 September 2021 (UTC) Darkrai18 (talk) 12:30, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Tabber is disabled in presets. Ticking the box on this page hopefully gets tabber working - PercyUK (talk) 13:40, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks you very much ! Darkrai18 (talk) 14:12, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Adding Custom Font (bumped)[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 hosted (i.e. 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 for uploading and hosting the custom font. – Mitchell Gore (talk) 23:45, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please contribute on my wiki[edit | edit source]

To anyone that reads this: My wiki needs contributors. Its name is Decyclopedia, it is at decyclopedia.miraheze.org, and it was founded on September 24, 2019 (its two-year anniversary is right around the corner!). It's a humor wiki (at least, it should be). And it needs people like you to contribute to it! Join today! Tali64³ (talk) 01:34, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Tali64³: I will see. But, pornographic content, well, there are a lot of people who don't like it. More is just not overdoing it. The only ones who like it are the ones who come to the site just to masturbate... instead of editing, because it's a wiki, not xvideos YellowFrogger (talk) 17:51, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, I cut down on the porn. One of the parts of contributing is spreading the word, so, if you have any friends, please tell them about Decyclopedia. Tali64³ (talk) 23:43, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Expiry of X3 Root Certificates[edit | edit source]

Hello all,

From the end of this month, the following users may encounter issues accessing Miraheze due to the expiry of upstream SSL signing certificates:

  • Windows before XP SP3
  • MacOS before 10.12.1
  • iOS before 10
  • Android (2.3.6 - 7.1.1 may be impacted) less than 7.1.1
  • Firefox before 50
  • Ubuntu before 16.04
  • Debian before 8
  • Java: 8 before 8u141 and 7 before 7u151
  • NSS before 3.26
  • All versions of FireOS Silk Browser
  • OpenSSL prior to 1.0.2u

This is not an exhaustive list and others may fail. You may also find devices on that list already has issues due to TLS versions supported.

Please see articles on the Iden Trust X3 Expiration on google for information.

Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 16:14, 20 September 2021 (UTC)  ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 16:14, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]