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    How do I add a boilerplates dropdown like the one All The Tropes has?[edit | edit source]

    I have a wiki I have created called Short Stories & Prompts (, and I want to be able to make it so that users can load a boilerplate. One thing I need this functionality for is the fact that I am doing a contest involving answering 1 prompt every week for the year, and I want users to use a template for that. How do I enable the loading of boilerplates in the editor? Bauerbach (talk) 22:27, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Bauerbach Extension:Preloader or Extension:InputBox can load boilerplate text into the editor of a new page. If you mean adding boilerplate to an existing page, I'm not sure if Miraheze has an extension that can do that. Miraheze does have Extension:MultiBoilerPlate, but the documentation seems to say it replaces all text in the editor when you select a boilerplate. Extension:BoilerRoom can insert text within an existing page, but Miraheze doesn't have it. You may want to request on Phabricator that it be installed, as per Dimpizzy (talk) 15:39, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Bauerbach I should have looked at All The Tropes before answering. I'm not sure exactly which, but I think it uses one of the first three extensions I mentioned in the other reply. Dimpizzy (talk) 15:56, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Most likely Extension:MultiBoilerPlate because I see they have a Special:Boilerplates page, which is associated with that extension. Dimpizzy (talk) 15:59, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Correct - we use Extension:MultiBoilerPlate on All The Tropes. The mod team at ATT is reasonably tech-savvy and reasonably helpful; if you see something you like on our wiki, feel free to ask us how we did it. --Robkelk (talk) 17:28, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    How do you enable MultiBoilerPlate? It doesn’t show up in the extensions list! Bauerbach (talk) 20:09, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It should be under the Other tab. I see it on my wiki's settings. Dimpizzy (talk) 20:12, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It worked! Thanks! Bauerbach (talk) 20:52, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Request for Feedback: Requiring verified email to request a wiki[edit | edit source]

    While not as common an issue as bureaucrats deleting the bureaucrat group, an issue which does occur every so often (and did today) is that a wiki founder forgets their password and is thus locked out of their wiki. What we currently recommend is that the affected user do is that they stage a local election where they run for bureaucrat and sysop on a new account in order to regain rights. For private wikis, we usually tell users that there's nothing they can do.

    Both of these circumstances are inconvenient to wiki requesters so as such, we want to know what users think about potentially requiring a verified email in order to request a wiki. This requirement would only require wiki requesters to have a verified email before they request a wiki and wouldn't extend past there. What do you all think? Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:40, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Symbol full support vote.svg Strongest support Miraheze is a bit of an anomaly for a service provider of this scale, requiring an email for signup (or Gmail/FB authentication via SSO) is virtually-mandatory anywhere else.
    While it's not necessarily a must for a casual editor, IMO anyone requesting a wiki should have a path to account recovery as a condition for approval. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 23:49, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol support vote.svg Support I was going to abstain on the grounds that this issues is not common enough to warrant the extra hassle to sign up for an email address, but I thought about it some more, and this proposal actually brings some unexpected benefits for users: with an email address, users can edit on wikis that require confirmed email addresses, recover their accounts easily, and even email other users. Additionally, they can now sign up for services outside of Miraheze that require an email. Tali64³ (talk) 02:19, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I oppose, a user's account is their own responsibility, as I've said before. The most that would be a good idea is a warning but that's just about it. The only good argument for supporting would be that most websites make you verify your email to use the account at all, but that doesn't mean we should. Naleksuh (talk) 04:29, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Another argument in favor I'd add is that by signing up to run a wiki on Miraheze, this is a commitment and responsibility beyond that of an average editor -- if the account with Admin/Crat permissions is lost either through forgotten passwords or malicious access by someone else, this can easily be the end of an otherwise promising wiki-project.
    As email addresses are inexpensive (often free) and reasonably easy to establish compared to setting up a wiki, this additional requirement is of benefit to both the platform and the end-user for assurance of project security and stability. I'd like to understand more about your opposition though... what's the negative impact to the user in requiring a verified email in order to request a new wiki? --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 05:16, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Because it's adding a new requirement? That's self-explanatory. I also don't like this trend of Miraheze telling users how to manage their own accounts. Naleksuh (talk) 05:39, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    In addition to my own oppose I would like to add that I think it all depends on degree. A minimum password requirement is unlikely to deter people from joining Miraheze but a mandatory verified email might. I would not however fully agree with the statement that someone's account is their own responsibility and no restrictions whatsoever should be imposed. DeeM28 (talk) 14:13, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol full support vote.svg Strongest support This would be good idea ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 05:34, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol support vote.svg Support I believe this limitation is necessary to prevent depletion of Miraheze limited database. --1108-Kiju/Talk 08:50, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol support vote.svg Support Sounds good to me Bawitdaba (talk) 20:31, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is difficult to form an informed position on this topic without statistics which would tell us how many users who have requested a wiki in the past year had a verified email. If that number was > 95% I would be supportive of this proposal but if it is under 80% it seems like it might cause a large number of users to not request wikis. Of course we cannot know if users do not have verified emails because they wish to avoid the additional step of confirming their email or for other reasons such as privacy. In either case in my opinion it is not worth helping a very small amount of users who lose their passwords if that would risk a larger amount of users never requesting wikis or choosing Miraheze in the first place because they see the email requirement as an additional burden. I would be very supportive however of a warning or recommendation that would alert users that if they lose their passwords and have no email they could lose their wiki. This could come up once a user requests their wiki and have a less dissuasive effect than forcing people to verify their emails. --DeeM28 (talk) 14:11, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Symbol neutral vote.svg Abstain I'm not quite sure how to vote on this so I'll abstain and add my 2c. On one hand, requiring a verified email essentially confirms that the requestor is a legitimate person, and that they have a viable method for account recovery. On the other hand, requiring it for a non-frequent editor that edits every now and then could get annoying if they don't want to have an email linked, which is reasonable in a lot of circumstances. Just my opinion on the issue. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 07:09, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This RfF is explicitly just for those requesting a wiki, this would not affect the average user's ability to open an account for editing purposes without an attached or verified email. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 07:53, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Abstain vote struck, Symbol partial support vote.svg Weak support. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:17, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    No. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Popularity does not indicate correctness. Do we have a massive influx of spam and sockpuppetry in the wiki queue that means we need to collect email addresses? I don't see much there. I use websites without an email all the time, for privacy. I'd suggest you put your email into to get an idea of the problem with collecting large amounts of emails for no reason. Collei (talk) 07:08, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Mass spam and socking does occur from time to time. A few notable long-term abusers who do this include -abigblueworld-, Andyyeung, and the Nonciclopedia spammers. The website you linked to is quite impressive but we don't publicly list users emails anywhere nor do we sell (nor will we ever sell) info to anyone as we value data privacy above all so I do doubt anyone's email will ever be floating in cyberspace. Agent Isai Talk to me! 07:22, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    1. From time to time? That's hardly an issue, maybe temporarily require it in those rare cases.
    2. The website I linked to is Wikipedia, not sure why that's impressive.
    3. Selling data is not my primary concern. I don't distrust Miraheze, but it could always be hacked, hire a rogue admin, etc. - we might think we've patched a ton of security vulnerabilities, but there can be 0-days in our infrastructure etc. - and yes, that happens more often than you would think. Collei (talk) 16:37, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 07:58, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question[edit | edit source]

    How many files can I upload to my wiki? Is it infinite? Evesiesta (talk) 03:49, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    As long as you use the files to upbuild your wiki, there's no limit but do be mindful that we are a free service which runs on a very tight budget and is funded 100% by donations so please don't abuse the generosity. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:01, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Got it. I promise I will not abuse it. Thanks! Evesiesta (talk) 16:59, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    To add to Agent's comments -- we do have a clause in our Content Policy that wikis cannot be primarily used as file shares, though if the images are uploaded for legitimate use and are getting used in article content you likely won't run afoul of this.
    As an example to give context on sizing: a wiki I run (documenting a video game) that's now mature and content-complete has thousands of images that total up to about half a gigabyte. Image-heavy wikis rarely exceed 5GB, but if you're exceeding 30GB then it's definitely time to revisit what you're doing. If you're concerned, you can always check your current file count and space used on the Special:MediaStatistics page. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:49, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks! Now I know what I'm going to do. Evesiesta (talk) 17:00, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Another thing that you can do both to reduce file size and improve performance/decrease bandwidth consumption for visitors is to use TinyPNG. Collei (talk) 16:42, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I can't use the 'replace text' special page because 'Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.'[edit | edit source]

    I can't use the 'replace text' special page because 'Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.' The ReplaceText extension is enabled, but I can't find out where to set '$wgCompressRevisions' to false to get it to work. Effect-kun (talk) 22:13, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    ReplaceText currently doesn't work. MassEditRegex is an alternative extension that you could try. Dimpizzy (talk) 16:01, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question[edit | edit source]

    what happened the drawn feet wiki Wdr (talk) 23:01, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    It was made private in response to the large amount of copyright violations on that wiki (log action). Tali64³ (talk) 20:36, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    ReplaceText configuration error[edit | edit source]

    ReplaceText configuration error

    Your wiki will not work with ReplaceText: Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.

    Could I get someone to change this flag in my LocalSettings.php? My wiki is . Thank you Aquatiki (talk) 01:16, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hi @Aquatiki: Please go to Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki and modify the $wgCompressRevisions box. I'm not entirely familiar with the extensions area of ManageWiki, but that's where I believe the fix would be located. That, or Special:ManageWiki/settings. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 04:02, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This isn't accurate. Compress revisions is not a setting that can be changed by local administrators and needs to remain on for now. While we're exploring alternatives (including a patch to ReplaceText), the alternative suggested by Dimpizzy is correct.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 17:17, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    ReplaceText currently doesn't work. MassEditRegex is an alternative extension that you could try. Dimpizzy (talk) 16:01, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you all so much for looking into this. I will go look at possible replacements and see if there is a timeline to fix ReplaceText. --Aquatiki (talk) 15:42, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    New interwikis[edit | edit source]

    Hi there! Please add to notbyliewiki:

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    wr$1 No No
    cw$1 No No
    lurk$1 No No

     CamaradSecuritate (talk) 05:56, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done (context for other IW reviewers, it appears this wiki has collapsed the administrator and Bureaucrat roles together, seeing no bureaucrats I confirmed that this user was the original requester for the wiki)
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 23:08, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Request Permissions Tab[edit | edit source]

    I need it to rank my staff. Elijah Wilder (talk) 17:20, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please see Special:ManageWiki/permissions on your wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:34, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I mean if they want permissions, they fill something out and we have a status thing like status=done Elijah Wilder (talk) 18:22, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You can do that by creating a page in the Project namespace of your wiki and outlining the form that must be filled out. Tali64³ (talk) 19:47, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    For an example of how to do this in a somewhat-templated way, check out the Stewards' noticeboard page (Stewards'_noticeboard), specifically their use of the Status template as well as pre-formatted text explaining how to add a new request.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 21:08, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bureaucrat status lost on created wikis[edit | edit source]

    Hello, following the recent outage and restoration of affected data, two wikis that I had started (The Apeiron Wiki and the Genshin Wiki) were re-created, and it seems I have lost bureaucrat status and I am unable to edit as would be necessary for initial setup. Any assistance would be appreciated. 漢華 (talk) 02:58, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:01, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    request InterWiki[edit | edit source]

    Please add the following InterWiki on "".

     Funa-enpitutalk/Posting Record) 11:45, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:59, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you Funa-enpitutalk/Posting Record) 21:52, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Questions[edit | edit source]

    1. Why doesn't my wiki sidebar show login options when I open it on my phone? (Minerva) SailRain Talk 16:15, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    2. Why is the "Edit" button of the Timeless skin displayed vertically, which takes up a lot of space, how can I adjust it? --SailRain Talk 01:14, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Template[edit | edit source]

    Hello, I want to create a template in my wiki, but I don't know how to do it, can someone help me? Imperator-Kaiser (talk) 17:19, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    You can create any page on your wiki (including a template) by changing your browser URL to the page name you want to create.
    e.g. would take you to a page to create a template called bread. You could then call that template on other pages using the command {{Bread}}.
    If you're asking how templates work more generally, I recommend checking out The Miraheze Developer's wiki for some heplful advice on the topic. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:20, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Imperator-Kaiser: Looking at Librepedia, I assume you want a country infobox. I use the Wikipedia module and will gladly install it and a country infobox I created for my own wiki. Sadly I can't read Spanish so you will have to translate back.
    PercyUK (talk) 19:25, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    In case other newcomers are noticing this section:
    There are several ways to do so, chief among them typing in "Template:Name" in the search bar and following the red link from the results, or clicking on the likes of such and continuing from here. Scores of Miraheze users borrow from the template wiki, as well as Wikipedia.
    As transcludable content, templates can be reused on various pages like this: {{Name|content|id=data}}. --Routhwick (talk) 00:52, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @PercyUK: Hello, thanks for the help, I have already created the empty template, do I have to do anything else? Enable some mode of my wiki or something like that? Imperator-Kaiser (talk) 20:01, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    My wiki's database was locked[edit | edit source]

    I am facing with DBOnlyread Error and our users of the wiki can't edit contents. (It said:The primary database server is in read-only mode) It's quite annoying. Where can I unlock the database? My wiki website [1] 永定河 (talk) 17:48, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hi 永定河. I am not sure if the issue has continued thus far, and I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to this topic on the noticeboard. If the issue has continued, please let me know in a response to this message and I am happy to assist further, just make sure to ping me using {{ping|BrandonWM. Again, my apologies in the delay of response. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 18:25, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    A recent user report on AVID reminds me...[edit | edit source]

    As I'm already aware, Miraheze "agebans"h/t r/Twitter users under 13 who try to sign up. However, what if a new account was snuck in by an under-13 and is later caught?

    (Original report that inspired this filing.) --Routhwick (talk) 00:40, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    The new account is banned. Unless they are now 13, in which case they are unbanned, because unless you've traveled from another universe, we all used to be underage. Collei (talk) 07:02, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also, COPPA is terrible, but that's just me, and I get accused of being a child predator whenever I oppose the mass-censorship of people under 13. Collei (talk) 18:44, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Add more interwiki entries[edit | edit source]


    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    w$1/ No No
    spotify$1/ No No
    soundcloud$1/ No No

    Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 08:10, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Requests of this nature should be signed with --~~~~ for easy review, this facilitates quick verification of user rights. I see that this request was originally filed by @Hyebun:, who does not seem to meet the criteria of having bureaucrat standing, bureaucrat authorization or authorization by community vote. Hoever, they were previously accepted as authorized by @Ugochimobi: so I will proceed under that same authorization. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:00, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry, I forgot to add ~~~~ also i am just a Administrator for companyball wiki ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 08:10, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done on spotify and soundcloud, w is already a native global prefix for english wikipedia and did not need to be added. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:05, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How do I create a noticeboard on my wiki[edit | edit source]

    How do I create a noticeboard on my wiki Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:21, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Elijah Wilder: In the future, please combine all your questions into one topic on a noticeboard, if possible. It would be much easier for users to answer you and it spams the noticeboard less. For that reason, I'll answer both your questions here.
    a) A community noticeboard can be created by going to PROJECTNAME:Community portal on your wiki. A recent RfC deemed that all wikis should have community portals upon creation, but I'm not 100% sure if that's been implemented yet.
    b) A permissions page is the same, by going to PROJECTNAME:Requests for permissions. You'll have to create the forms for permissions from scratch, or base it off Meta (with proper credit, CC-BY-SA 4.0), and I'm not as experienced in how to do that, unfortunately.
    Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 14:45, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Where is PROJECTNAME:Community portal? I can't seem to find it. Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:51, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    ...You have to create the page. For example, if I was on Miraheze Commons, it would be Commons:Community portal. For Meta, Meta:Community Portal. For Genshin Impact Wiki, or whatever, Genshin Impact Wiki:Community portal. You have to create that page on your wiki. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:03, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    How do I put it on my side bar? It doesn't create a noticeboard. Elijah Wilder (talk) 15:52, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Mediawiki:Sidebar is the page to customize the sidebar. You can look at Meta's MediaWiki:Sidebar or the Mediawiki manual. Dimpizzy (talk) 16:14, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Permissions Page[edit | edit source]

    How do I make a request permissions page on my wiki. Kind of like Meta:Requests_for_permissions Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:22, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    This has been discussed above, I believe. You can simply write something similar to the Meta page you're referencing on your wiki. I could help more if I knew your wiki URL. Collei (talk) 16:34, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    why cant i make a user page[edit | edit source]

    i try to make a userpage but it says i have to change my email!?? i only have one email... KenoBento (talk) 21:46, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Making a userpage on Meta or another wiki? And what exactly is the error? Dimpizzy (talk) 01:08, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Little Help[edit | edit source]

    Hello. I wanted to make the Main page on transitwiki like on the English Wikipedia, but it doesn’t work. Does someone knows how to or can do it for me?

     Airtransat236 (talk) 17:21, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Wikipedia's Main Page is pretty complex. I don't know exactly what all is needed to get it working the same, but looking at, at the minimum you'll need to enable templatestyles extension, and copy all the templates from Wikipedia that are showing up in red, like w:Template:Did You Know to your wiki. Then you'll have to copy over whatever other templates and modules those templates rely on. Dimpizzy (talk) 18:21, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I can't view almost any page[edit | edit source]

    I can't access almost any page except mainpage and undoctionary. When I visit these pages, I will be prompted "No permission, this page can only be viewed by administrators and members", even my parameter setting page. Similarly, I cannot access the community home page of all projects except the dictionary for the same reason, so I can only say that I am here for help. What can I do to solve this situation? thank you. P.s. Because I live in PRC, I have to use proxy to login. 范博2004 (talk) 06:02, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please use Tor's meek-azure bridge instead of a proxy, on either Safer or Safest level, if you live in a place such as the PRC. Then visit in Tor (not outside of it) to learn more about online safety/security. I can get you a mirrored version of Tor's download page if you'd like.
    As for your problem: You have your wiki set to private. Were you effected by the recent database issue? If so, this will need to be moved to the steward's noticeboard to get you your permissions back. If you are sure your permissions are set up correctly, are you using the wrong account to view the wiki? A private wiki can only be viewed by those with permission to access it. Collei (talk) 06:08, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for your answer. My account has not been used for nearly a year. I can't access these pages without logging in. I have encountered the same problem in my past use, and I didn't pay attention to it at that time. Occasionally, these pages will also be open to me. It seems that I haven't been affected by the recent database. How should I solve this problem? thank you.范博2004 (talk) 06:26, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hm, I see. I'm not sure. I'll have to figure it out later. Collei (talk) 06:30, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    What's the wiki's URL? Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:31, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This page's URL is , and uncylopedia's URL is首页 .范博2004 (talk) 06:46, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I never realized there was also a Miraheze clone of Uncyc, but I'm not having the same issue as you when I visit that page. Collei (talk) 06:49, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I'm having an issue regarding references.[edit | edit source]

    On Reception Wikis Wiki, a wiki I am a bureaucrat on, I have been having issues with using references. If you add text to a reference rather than simply links, an error will occur, saying "Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named [insert reference name here]." This occurs on the pages Amazing YouTubers Wiki and Awesome Games Wiki. I am aware this is most likely because references are usually not used this way, but (a this didn't happen before, (b there are no templates for notes like on Wikipedia that actually 100% work, like efn and notelist, so we cannot use anything else, and (c regardless, this should still be fixed. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 05:11, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hi there @Money12123:. Firstly, a request like this probably belongs on the community noticeboard, not stewards’, as anyone can assist with this issue. Second, I’ve done just that. Your issue was that there was no link for the references, so the reference tool didn’t know what to link to as a reference. I’ve taken the liberty of adding links to the broken references so they are fixed, please let me know if you’d like to switch the links, happy to assist in that if necessary.
    Please feel free to leave a message on my talk page if you need anything! Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 06:00, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @BrandonWM: The issue occurs with the Awful Movies Wiki page too. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 06:55, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Just add a link in between the ~reflink="Example"~Example1~ref~ tags. That should solve it. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 06:58, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    An optional extension is not working properly on wikis but the corresponding ManageWiki settings can be only changed by Miraheze officers[edit | edit source]

    What? "Compress revisions" restricted setting is set to true (on all wikis)? Formerly it is set to false so Replace Text extension can work properly. As a result, it cause this extension not working properly. Is this change permanent or temporary? On wikis with Replace Text extension, the following message showed:

    ReplaceText configuration error

    Your wiki will not work with ReplaceText: Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true. ”

    I am aware that this settings can be only changed by Miraheze officers so I asked here.  --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 07:42, 16 January 2023 (UTC) Reply[reply]

    Never mind, it has already mentioned in several CN topics, as well as this Phab task. --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 08:00, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Donkey Kong[edit | edit source]

    Inviting others to edit DKpedia, a wiki about Donkey Kong and Mario spinoffs in which he appears (and also Banjo-Kazooie / Conker). The wiki has already exceeded 150 articles, and it consists of a small community of editors. :)

    On another note, I wanted to state that, contrary to popular belief, Donkey Kong is not a Mario spinoff, even though Mario is the protagonist of Donkey Kong. However, they are still within the same sphere. The Mario franchise actually began with the release of Mario Bros. for the Game & Watch (as stated on this article), as it is the first Mario game to not have Donkey Kong in the game's title. Bawitdaba (talk) 15:01, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    This is not the place to ask people to edit your wiki for you. Put some effort into it and share it with communities that might actually want to learn about it - then you'll find people who'd like to edit. Collei (talk) 18:45, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It says above "Solicit volunteers' assistance to help maintain or write content for your wiki." I put substantial effort into the wikis, and I will continue to if no one is interested. Do I cross out my original comment? Starting to wonder if could be reworded. Bawitdaba (talk) 22:09, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh, I didn't realize it said that. Well, okay, you can keep it here then. Collei (talk) 22:10, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Even then I would advise against "mini-modding" as such Bawitdaba (talk) 15:39, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I am not mini-modding. You don't quite seem to understand what a wiki, by definition, is. You also posted this on the community noticeboard, so you should expect that the community will respond. Collei (talk) 16:31, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Bawitdaba is correct, they are welcome to ask for volunteers on CN and they definitely know what a wiki is, they run a very large number of them. :)
    Let's leave this topic be, I hope Bawitdaba is able to get the contributor assistance they need. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 17:21, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you Bawitdaba (talk) 20:27, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    this adds so much to the table of contents. among all the technical questions... Donkey Kong Chantolove (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    image loading errors[edit | edit source]

    At the time of typing this, I wanted to note that several images on Sega Wiki return an image loading error. Bawitdaba (talk) 12:13, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I have the same on Hooligan2 (talk) 12:33, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Seems to have been resolved Bawitdaba (talk) 15:39, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How to get a entity Qid by the label ?[edit | edit source]


    Sorry to disturb you but I need to know if someone can help me to get the ID of wikidata entity by its label (using model or modul, doesn't mind), please ? If it's not possible, do you think MSw is a good idea to have an equivalent of wikidata entity ? Tite Melina (talk) 16:38, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Tite Melina Hi, your question is pretty vague. Please explain what you mean, and you'd get appropriate help. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  19:09, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    WikiSEO (Site Verification Key) - How to get it ?[edit | edit source]

    Hello, I see in ManageWiki page this parameter : Site Verification Key ($wgXXXXSiteVerificationKey). So my question is : how to set it or how to have the site verification key (for google for example) please ? Thnaks you Tite Melina (talk) 16:58, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I think this guide should answer your question: User:NotAracham/WikiSEO_-_Improving_Search_Ranking Dimpizzy (talk) 17:21, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    EDIT: Dimpizzy beat me to it, thanks! --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 17:23, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bureaucrat Rights[edit | edit source]

    On the wiki I requested I used to have administrative abilities, and now I don't. It was because of the outage recently I think. I haven't been on the internet too much recently so I didn't ask earlier but I was wondering on how to get administrative abilities back. The wiki is the Prime Earth Tim Drake Wiki, if that helps. Greeny (talk) 08:30, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I recommend adding this request at Stewards' Noticeboard, under the Permissions section. Dimpizzy (talk) 12:36, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Okay. Greeny (talk) 07:52, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    General problem creating a template[edit | edit source]

    Hello, how do you exactly create a template? For now, I am using mostly the same source as, but when I copy it into my wiki, it doesn't make a template at all? What am I missing here? Btw, I've tried searching for source edit but couldn't find it.  Euglenos sandara (talk) 13:07, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    On the Polcompball template page, there's a list of templates it depends on that you'll have to add as well, under "Templates used on this page". And then any templates those depend on, and so on. I think you also need to enable the Infobox extension. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:14, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for your reply. I am aware of those templates, but I am having a problem specifically converting them into a source page so that it creates an infobox, not just text. I don't know if that's something related with extentions that could fix it. I tried searching on Extensions, but how exactly do you enable them on your wiki and where do you find the infobox extension? Acquisitor of Wisdom (talk) 13:46, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hmm, I think it might be called Portable Infobox, under the Parser Hooks tab. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:51, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    ‏Interwiki request[edit | edit source]


    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    annie$1-annie-awards No No
    bluray$1 No No
    comicvine$1 No No
    dictionary$1 No No
    terms$1 No No
    discogs$1 No No
    dvd$1 No No
    emmy$1 No No
    event$1 No No
    goodreads$1 No No
    imdb$1 No No
    isbn$1 No No
    issn$1 No No
    leo$1.pdf No No
    name$1 No No
    nli$1/NLI No No
    rpg$1.phtml No No
    svbr$1 No No
    trailer$1-program-book/ No No
    tvtropes$1 No No
    ves$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No
    Ora & D (talk) 14:46, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    User verified as original requester of wiki and authorized to make this request, but I'm encountering critical DB error when attempting to add interwikis.
    Escalating to Site Reliability Admins before proceeding. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 15:52, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done on all requested IW prefixes. Removing the 'www' was required was required for the nli alias to resolve, but testing shows that it will correctly direct to subpages as intended.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:16, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    What's wrong with 'www'? Nevermind, it works either way. Thank you! Ora & D (talk) 20:48, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yep, I tried a few different permutations but the 'add' interface for interwiki wouldn't recognize it as a valid URL with the www prefix included.
    Thankfully the one I landed on that does pass filter criteria seems to work as intended. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 21:07, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    NotAracham Looks like you did add most of these interwiki entries.
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    Remaining entries
    nli$1/NLI No No
    rpg$1.phtml No No
    svbr$1 No No
    trailer$1-program-book/ No No
    tvtropes$1 No No
    ves$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No

    Ora & D (talk) 19:49, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    All completed now, had to break for an urgent task partway through. :) --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:17, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh. You've mentioned a DB error, I thought it cut the list off. Ora & D (talk) 20:43, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Nope, separate issue resolved earlier this morning that allowed me to proceed w/ adding entries. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:46, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    NotAracham emmy, leo, svbr, ves – all end with  which turns into _ and breaks all links.

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    emmy$1 No No
    leo$1.pdf No No
    svbr$1 No No
    ves$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No

    Ora & D (talk) 09:50, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Redid connections on all of the above, please test and let me know if this resolves the issue. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 14:54, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Issue resolved.
    I'd like to add one more entry:
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    review$1 No No
    Thanks again! Ora & D (talk) 15:48, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Done, sorry for delays. Shall I remove the svbr entry, or leave as-is? --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 00:26, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It's redundant but harmless. Since you asked... Remove it. Ora & D (talk) 07:29, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:05, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Visual editor disappeared on my wiki[edit | edit source]

    I don't know where to ask for help for this, so if anyone here is able to assist, please do. [2] Last time I had the visual editor was January 18. I was inactive for one day and came back and the visual editor was gone, and still is. I even went to my Chromebook which had a tab of the main page open for a few days, and when I reloaded the page, the Edit feature just disappeared. The whole wiki now only allows me to edit in source mode, even though I checked and I still have the visual editor extension enabled. Please tell me there's a way to fix this. --Singletap (talk) 17:07, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Singletap: Hi there. Have you tried going to Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki and seeing if the VisualEditor extension is enabled? That might be the issue. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 18:25, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    No, that is not the issue. If it were that simple I wouldn't be having this problem. I do have the visual editor extension enabled. But it has just mysteriously stopped working. --Singletap (talk) 20:06, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Singletap: If the normal troubleshoots aren't working, you can file a request on Phabricator, or if you'd like I'm happy to file a task on your behalf. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 20:42, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Going to also note that turning VisualEditor on and off again might work, if you want to try that. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 20:51, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As hoped, the new MediaWiki update seems to have fixed the problem. But thank you for your service! Singletap (talk) 23:40, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    VE "Edit" button translation disappeared post-1.39[edit | edit source]

    Hello Miraheze Meta, first time posting here! I'm a contributor to this wiki, which as you can see, is in a constructed language without an ISO 639-3 code (yet) and therefore has all of its translations on-wiki (I'm not sure whether that is relevant to the bug). Yesterday's 1.39 MediaWiki update apparently caused our translation for the VisualEditor's "Edit" button to disappear (the translation does appear very briefly while loading the page on old Vector, though, then turns into <edit>; it doesn't appear likewise on Vector 2022, therefore I presume it's a V2022-related problem). If I'm not mistaken, this translation used to be located at MediaWiki:Edit, has this changed for V2022 and/or MW 1.39? Is there a new location for translating the button or are we just having a bug? Thanks in advance for any help. -Studeni (talk) 11:41, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Studeni Hi there! This is indeed probably bacause of the upgrade. I have a few useful links on your wiki to direct you to;
    1. for Edit button.
    2. for Page history button.
    Hope this helps. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  20:25, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you so much for the link @Ugochimobi, I fixed the problem by replacing {{int:edit}} with a direct translation. I'm wondering, where does the former "int" thing transclude translations from, though? -Studeni (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Studeni It does transclude from MediaWiki:Edit. Although you have the translated one right there in MediaWiki:Edit, but I think because isv code doesn't have an ISO thingy yet?? so it falls back to MediaWiki:Edit/en, an english version of whatever edit is meant to be. A protip would be, try doing a MediaWiki:Edit/isv page and the revert your edit on the MediaWiki:Vector-view-edit page and see if something interesting happens. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  21:33, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Ugochimobi: Nope, that did not work, but thanks for giving out useful info. Hopefully the language gets its ISO code proposal passed this time (and soon) so we stop relying on workarounds. -Studeni (talk) 21:58, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Studeni Sounds great! --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  22:01, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Why the Real Life Villains wiki is closed?[edit | edit source]

    This wiki is just dedicated to document real life criminals, I don't know how it violated the content policy. MaxEvo (talk) 00:42, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Discussion pertaining to the wiki can be found here. The issue was not providing sources for negative claims made about people, which breaks rule three of the Content Policy. Dimpizzy (talk) 00:49, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As Dimpizzy said before I could, that wiki had no referencing for the claims its content made, which can be particularly damaging for people who have not been covered in major publications (e.g. national news outlets). Tali64³ (talk) 00:52, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Qualitypedia wikis are missing[edit | edit source]

    I mean crappygames wiki, rottenwebsites wiki and so on of their network. Did they have been affected by the db141, or were removed permanently due to unrelated issue? 10:39, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    They were deleted due to a community vote. Backups exist and are available somewhere on (I'll update this post if I can find them). --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 13:02, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sadly, if there isn't a way to re-import them somehow to a new wiki site. We have a lot of missing pages that are now lost. (I imported a few of the pages on New Qualitipedia, but not all of them. Considering I was busy on other things besides the wikis.) Nidoking (talk) 15:53, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Per request, here's the XML backups:
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:17, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Now we have to figure out, how to import them all. Considering they are huge dumps after all. Nidoking (talk) 13:45, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Wait, what? What wrong was with these wikis? 11:31, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The reason why the vote to close Qualitipedia was held was because it was negatively affecting Miraheze's reputation. Tali64³ (talk) 11:51, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Could you elaborate, please? I was a minor contributor and noticed nothing of a kind. 12:42, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Alright, let me explain this: On March 14th, 2020, a YouTuber by the name of ThePackagedReviewer uploaded a rant on several reception wikis, terming them "Miraheze Reception Wikis" in the rant's title. The rant included two of the wikis in Qualitipedia (Awful Movies Wiki and Terrible TV Shows Wiki, which was later renamed to Terrible Shows and Episodes Wiki) This led people to assume that Miraheze was nothing but reception wikis, which is obviously not true. Afterward, many rants appeared on several websites (including DeviantART and Reddit) complaining about reception wikis, eventually causing some people to think that Miraheze = reception wikis, which is not true at all, even less so now that reception wikis are forbidden from being created on Miraheze currently. Tali64³ (talk) 14:22, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The wikis weren't shut down for solely reputational damage, nor were new ones banned for solely this reason.
    Aside from generally creating unfavorable views of miraheze, they were proving ungovernable with frequent personal attacks between members of those communities. Despite several attempts at intervention and remediation, these problems persisted.
    This was a major factor in the closure, one which also prompted the negative ranting off-site that led to reputational damage. Links with more details on each event follow:
    Discussion on Qualitipedia leading to closure
    RfC banning new reception wikis
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:37, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    User page usage on Miraheze ?[edit | edit source]

    For what can I use User-page(s) that comes with a Miraheze account ?

    I looked around a bit on Miraheze for information on this but so far have not found anything that helped.
    (if there are any related pages on this subject ... just link me up)

    As a potential example:
    Suppose I have some personal-generated data-collection/research (somewhat raw-data in MW-table form). And I would like to move that from the related source wiki to Miraheze (as I kinda feel there a bit overkill for the related source site).
    Would that be more-or-less outside the accepted usage of Miraheze user-space page(s) ?
     .MvGulik. 11:15, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Userspace on Miraheze Meta (this wiki) is reserved for content about Meta or yourself. If you want to post content like what you have described, you can request your own wiki at Special:RequestWiki. Tali64³ (talk) 18:19, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    >content about Meta or yourself.
    Roger that. .MvGulik. 20:42, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Change the $wmgWikiLicense value into CC-BY-SA 3.0 for lhmnwiki[edit | edit source]

    To project our editors and contributors from the 30-days copyright violation healing issue, as the Wiki still on the imported state, I wants to change the Content License type as shown as above. Pisces (talk) 12:56, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    That's a setting wiki admins can change themselves at Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-editing. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:03, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    But not for me... I can't see the 3.0, only the 4.0 there. Pisces (talk) 13:15, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh you're right, I thought you were just looking for the place where that setting is changed. You may want to ask on Stewards' Noticeboard instead. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:19, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    User pages on my wiki are messed up now[edit | edit source]

    User pages on my wiki are messed up currently, there's a line that now goes through the avatars/profile pictures and user names, and the "Contributions" and "Social profile" links are now below the others. Additionally, any text or elements too close to the top of the screen cut into it too and looped incorrectly.

    For example, here is a link my user page right now.

    Any help will be appreciated.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Effect-kun (talkcontribs)

    Hi there, are you logged in on your user account? You seem to have posted this message with an IP address. If you edited while logged out, I can have Stewards oversight the address so your personal information isn't revealed.
    Secondly, to answer your question: I believe that may be an issue with the way you've designed your userpage. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 03:46, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Apparently, I was logged out when I created this post, if you could change that it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! Effect-kun (talk) 13:35, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Will speak to Stewards on this, thanks for letting me know! Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:25, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    When are the Wiki's gonna be Re-Open again?[edit | edit source]

    Local interwiki entries addition[edit | edit source]

    Could the following entries be added to signal's local interwiki table, please?

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    signal$1 No No
    forum$1 No No
    support$1 No No

    ImpliedMemory (talk) 20:50, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Shouldn't the community forum be /t/$1 rather than /$1? //Talya - Let's talk// 08:55, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I think it would be useful to link to categories (/c/$1), e.g. to the Beta Feedback category in the Beta testing article, and perhaps to users (/u/$1) or groups (/g/$1) as well. It could also be useful to direct readers to e.g. the forum's search (/search). So I think it may be simpler to just have one interwiki prefix for the forum instead of multiple separate ones for these cases.
    The motivation for$1 is the same, while the main thing that we already link to using external links is /blog/$1, in the future it may be useful to link to /docs/$1, /bigbrother/$1, /download/$1, etc. (we might also want to link to these pages in general, rather than specific blog posts or articles). ImpliedMemory (talk) 11:17, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Yes check.svg Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 13:59, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you! ImpliedMemory (talk) 16:22, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question about multi-language support[edit | edit source]

    I am thinking about adding multi-language support to signal (this is also discussed on a forum about the wiki's topic starting from this post: (Seems it's not possible to post external links here.)

    It seems like mw:Extension:Translate may be a good fit and it is available to enable in ManageWiki (after enabling mw:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector).

    However, the initial wiki request and the current wiki configuration specify just English as the wiki language (and there doesn't seem to be a way to specify multiple) and I'm not sure whether there is any policy regarding having multiple languages in one wiki.

    Also, I couldn't easily find examples of other Miraheze wikis (excluding Meta, etc.) that support multiple languages via that extension (though there are examples of a different approach—using completely separate wikis). ImpliedMemory (talk) 20:56, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    In Miraheze, multiple languages in the same subdomain are currently not supported, i.e. subdomain.wikifarmaddress/wiki/ and subdomain.wikifarmaddress/ja/wiki/ (Japanese version) cannot exist at the same time. However, you can add language code in front of (or behind) the subdomain name, e.g. wikis with these subdomains exist at the same time: examplesubdomain and frexamplesubdomain (or examplesubdomainfr, i.e. the French version). You can remain your existing wiki's subdomain not to be changed, and follow above steps to build a foreign language version. --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 10:36, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks for the information that an approach like /ja/wiki isn't possible.
    (1) Regarding using different subdomains (examplesubdomain, frexamplesubdomain, etc.), that is certainly an option, but it would mean that each language version of the wiki would be completely independent, needs to be requested and created separately, etc.
    (2) Like I said in my original comment, I see that there's another approach though: using mw:Extension:Translate to translate individual pages (I believe the translated pages are accessible as "subpages" of the original page in that case, which seems like it should be supported on Miraheze). My main question is: is this approach allowed or disallowed on Miraheze by any policy, given that the wiki's language is specified as English? I would also be interested in looking at examples of Miraheze-hosted wikis (apart from Meta, etc.) that are using mw:Extension:Translate to translate their content, if there are any.
    All that said, I'm not exactly certain whether (1) or (2) is better for the wiki. Approach (2) seems to be easier to set up and add new languages, though. ImpliedMemory (talk) 13:05, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    is this approach allowed or disallowed on Miraheze by any policy, given that the wiki's language is specified as English
    Not at all, you're free to do that.
    Overall, using the Translate extension is much better than fragmenting yourself across multiple language wikis. I don't really know if any other wiki which uses the Translate extension but I do know that uses it which could be useful to analyze. Agent Isai Talk to me! 13:08, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks! We'll try using the extension then. ImpliedMemory (talk) 16:23, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How can I disable anonymous edits on my wiki?[edit | edit source]

    Hi! I'm ShawnTehLogoBoi, owner of the Charactapedia reboot which is currently a work in progress. For this reboot, anonymous edits will not be allowed due to fears that anonymous users can vandalize this wiki. Since I'm the bureaucrat of this wiki, how can I disable anonymous edits? ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 22:48, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Do not delete the '(everyone)' user group as suggested, this can cause significant issues later on.
    Instead, there are two routes you can go:
    • Under Manage Additional Settings > Anti Spam, enable Email Confirm To Edit
      • This will require users to log in with email-verified accounts in order to edit the wiki
    • Alternatively, navigate to Manage Permissions > submitting the (everyone) group to modify and remove the Edit permission from this user group
      • If you go this route, make sure that the permission is present on the Users user group to ensure that logged in users (with or without email) can still edit.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 00:11, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I will take the alternative route. First, I should go to Manage Permissions. What should I do next? ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 00:37, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    1. Navigate to Manage this wiki's Permissions
    2. Set (everyone) under existing group to edit then click Submit
    3. Under Assigned Permissions, uncheck Edit if it is currently present, then save changes
    4. Navigate to Manage this wiki's Permissions
    5. Set Users under existing group to edit then click Submit
    6. Make sure that Edit is enabled under Assigned Permissions
    7. If not, go to Unassigned Permissions and check the box for Edit, then save.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 00:58, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Alrighty! Now anonymous users can't edit here! This is to help prevent vandalism on Charactapedia. I will continue to develop the reboot. Anyway, sayonara! ShawnTehLogoBoi (talk) 01:10, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I really don't know how to explain this well but I found a way how to disable it.
    First you go do manage the wiki’s permissions. Make sure you click “(everyone)” and submit it.
    Now that you got it, click the delete section and delete the user group. Don't worry, this doesn't mean that users won’t edit the wiki, only anonymous users.
    Hope this helps!

    -- Financier (talk༆) 23:36, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please do not suggest deletion of groups, this should be done only as a last resort and can break extensions that rely on certain permission groups existing. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 00:12, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    How to delete a Miraheze wiki[edit | edit source]

    How do you delete a wiki on Miraheze? I wanna delete my wiki as soon as possible. Thanks Havlunwitmydinner (talk) 19:11, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    This can be requested on Stewards'_noticeboard#Wiki_(un)deletion, please file a request for deletion there.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:51, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]