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Here you can:

  • Ask a steward to block/lock disruptive users
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Wiki's logo (File:Wiki.png) won't update[edit | edit source]

I always have a hard time adding a new version of the nonciclopedia's logo; even if the upload is successful and the new version appears in the history, the file stays on the previous version for days or forever. Purging the page won't help. Attempting to reupload the file fails, I'm told that version already exist, and checking the options to ignore system errors and such fails too. We often change logo for special occasions like holidays and such so we can wait a few hours for the servers to catch up but no longer than that.--Wedhro (talk) 09:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Oops, here's the logo: https://nonciclopedia.org/wiki/File:Wiki.png --Wedhro (talk) 09:54, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
@Wedhro: What does the new logo look like? To resolve the issue quickly, you can upload the new logo separately using Special:Upload and then change the logo in Special:ManageWikiSettings. Also, please note that for technical issues you can use Community Noticeboard instead of SN. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:32, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Oops, next time. If you check the history you'll see there's a few differences between the 21 dic 2018 and 2 gen 2019 versions (the title doesn't overlap with the logo and the wiki-sphere is slightly different) and you can see those differences in the history thumbnails, but if you click on this one you're taken to the previous version of the file. Also, in Special:ManageWikiSettings I can't link to the newest version for the same reason: the link to the new version is https://static.miraheze.org/nonciclopediawiki/b/bc/Wiki.png, exactly the same as the link I previously set, and it leads to the old version. --Wedhro (talk) 10:41, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Namespace Error[edit | edit source]

On my wiki xed.miraheze.org, I accidentally didn't notice that I had a few pages already created with the prefix English: before I created the namespace English. Those pages seem to be inaccessible now. I am only looking to delete them. Any advice? How can I delete the namespaces I created? I regret my decision! I will go delete the content out of the namespaces ... --Aquatiki (talk) 13:22, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, the ability to delete namespaces hasn’t been added yet, but if you would like, we can manually remove them from the database. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 14:07, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I screwed up. Can you delete the English and Greek namespaces, and their Talk namespaces? --Aquatiki (talk) 23:35, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Please do delete the namespaces. They are empty, but I screwed up and their are articles in the Main namespace that are inaccessible. here --Aquatiki (talk) 03:13, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Deleted MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 12:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

ReplaceText Permissions[edit | edit source]

I added the extension ReplaceText, and when I go to its special page, I get the error You are not allowed to execute the action you have requested. I am the administrator and bureaucrat, and I checked my user rights, which seem to include everything except bot. What am I doing wrong? --Aquatiki (talk) 23:38, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Try disabling it and enabling it. If that doesn't work, use Special:ManageWikiPermissions to add replacetext to the sysop usergroup and let us know. -- Void Whispers 23:46, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Special:ManageWikiPermissions was the answer. Thanks! --Aquatiki (talk) 00:27, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Internal error after submitting ManageWiki forms[edit | edit source]

Hi. I seem to have problems after I click "Submit" on ManageWiki forms and I get this text:

MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [60fdc0a8730720f528b9af56] 2019-01-06 12:17:07: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

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

What is causing this error? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 12:19, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Is this specific to any one ManageWiki form? Or does it affect all of them? -- Void Whispers 18:04, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, we have now fixed the error. It was due to a missing table in the database (for a extension) Paladox (talk) 18:05, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, i hate the internal error after i click "Submit" after I see that page think I that that was not saved. thanks πŸ˜ƒPsl631 (Let's Chat!) 18:17, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Visual Editor for custom namespace[edit | edit source]

On https://shroudedpath.miraheze.org/wiki/ I've created a custom namespace (STGM). It seems like the visual editor extension needs to be informed of the namespace for it to work, which I can't do.

Also I had to add the namespace twice because it disappeared. It might have to do with me accidentally using the same name for the main and talk namespace. It would probably be best to automatically create a name for the talk namespace, since the default seems to be "[main namespace name] talk" anyway. I hope the namespace has now been created correctly.

Thanks in advance

Error in Special:ManageWikiNamespaces on my Uncyclopedia[edit | edit source]

Hi! I seem to have an error on the Special:ManageWikiNamespaces special page on my Uncyclopedia wiki; the drop-down list on choosing namespaces seem to be empty. I tried both adding ?safemode=yes to the URL and changing skins, the dropdown list continue to be empty. Please help me to fix this problem. Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 14:59, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Checkuser request for suspected LTA accounts on Usopedia[edit | edit source]

Hi, I'd like to ask for a checkuser on suspected LTA accounts created on Usopedia. They are:

They all have the suffix γ€ŒγŸγ‚“γ€ in common (which is some sort of trend following my sub account ι–‹ζ‹“γŸγ‚“), had been created in a short period, and the second account has been indefinitely blocked due to abusive user name. Thanks in advance.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:35, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

X mark.png Not Done Using multiple accounts is allowed per the User_accounts_policy. Only in the case of misuse a CheckUser could be justified. Southparkfan (talk) 01:49, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
It is allowed, but the accounts of an LTA is NOT (because it's a block/lock evasion). I should also note that having multiple accounts without reasons on our wiki is against our local policy (even if it's not against the global policy). We have been suffering from a Japanese cross-wiki LTA for a long time, and I also should add that at least one of them is probably that of the LTA (based on the logging on the abuselog).--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 02:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
In that case, I'm going to take a look at it. -- Void Whispers 20:15, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
The above accounts are all technically related to each other. -- Void Whispers 20:32, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
All right, I'll lock the accounts except for かにちとん for abusing multiple accounts. For かにちとん, I need to question the user before dealing with it, and thus let me handle it for now. Thanks.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 04:22, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

DoveWindsor[edit | edit source]

Quacking sock of Lousie3 - just see their contributions here on Meta and the wiki that they created. Please globally lock. Thanks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 12:30, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, why are you so sure about this user being a sockpuppet of Louise3?--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:38, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
The behavior here matches the Louise3 socks almost exactly - mass canvassing here on Meta for users to contribute to their wiki, unilaterally giving out admin and bureaucrat rights to every user who creates a local account on their wiki, having their wiki more-or-less copy Wikipedia (possibly in violation of copyright policy), etc. Amanda Catherine (talk) 12:44, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
You may be right, but I'm not sure enough, and, at least, we can't say the user is a vandal-only account so far (like LTA:KOSHIN or whatsoever). Please wait for a steward to come and review your comment. Also, please do not revert edits on talk pages (unless it's an obvious vandal or/and it's your own talk page). Thank you.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:58, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
I have restored their access to their wiki. @Amanda Catherine: as a staff member, I would like to ask you to not ban founders from their wikis even if you have admin/bureaucrat on the wiki. If an account is a sock puppet, it will be determined by stewards sabe edit reversions and wiki removals will be handeled by steward. This is their responsibility and not yours. We are happy however for you to tell us if you think an account is a sock puppet. Thanks for your understanding. I will let the stewards handle the rest of this. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 15:37, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
CU confirmed. But yeah let stewards handle it. -- Void Whispers 16:53, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
For some clarity; "as a staff member, I would like to ask you to not ban founders from their wikis", wikis don't have founders, and as a staff member, you don't have the authority to overrule the actions of a community member. By the user giving Amanda crat, Amanda has the same responsibility for the wiki as the original user and the removal of bureaucrat from the user is 100% a valid action in a sense where policies lack. Just like you're reinstating is 100% valid as an action. John (talk) 19:23, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
+1 regarding what John said. Just to be clear, the user was such an obvious sock of Louise3 that I instantly recognized having dealt with them extensively before, and therefore I took the actions I did because IMHO the user really had no right to even have that wiki created. Although, on a semi-related note, I see the user has blocked me indefinitely and I’d be appreciative if this could be removed so that I don’t have an invalid block in my CA. Amanda Catherine (talk) 22:46, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Dormancy exemption[edit | edit source]

I would like to request a Dormancy Policy exemption for the Constructed Worlds (Altverse) Wiki because it is viewed and designed for a significant readership base and does not require continual editing as it already contains a fairly large library of articles and content. The community occasionally experiences decreased editing activity, but not necessarily viewing activity, so we would like an exemption in the unlikely but possible chance that no significant edits are made within the timeframe allowed before a wiki is labeled "dormant", because the wiki contains significant amounts of content. Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 05:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Bump as there has been no response as of yet. Miraheze Logo.svg centrist16 | P mail.svg | Discord color D.svg 19:41, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 19:50, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

CSS won't let me edit[edit | edit source]

Greetings, I really need your help. I was working on my common CSS of PlayStation All-Stars Database, but it won't let me edit as it said quote:

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

You do not have permission to edit this CSS page because it may affect all visitors.

Permissions for editing of sitewide CSS/JS/JSON files were recently separated from the editinterface right. If you do not understand why you are getting this error, see mw:MediaWiki_1.32/interface-admin.

I've tried everything to update my administration, but it won't let me edit. Would you help me to fix and analysis this?

-Official-PSASD (talk) 08:32, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

As you are a bureaucrat there, you can go to Special:ManageWikiPermissions, and allow admin (or whatever group you want) the permissions: editsitecss, editsitejson, editsitejs. That will restore your permissions to edit css, js, and json on MediaWiki namespace.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:39, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Well, I did added the permission but sadly it didn't allowed me to add it where in the user rights where the check box is grey (it shown in "Groups you cannot change"), I've tried again but it won't let me create CSS. -Official-PSASD (talk) 19:52, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
You should either allow these permissions to sysop, or you should make sure that bureaucrats can add the groups you created. -- Void Whispers 19:58, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Merge users on nonciclopedia.org (3)[edit | edit source]

It's been almost e 2 weeks since I first asked to #Merge_users_on_nonciclopedia.org so people want to know if issues have been fixed. User Treffo's sockpuppets seems they're not merged yet, and user Revenant Lord says he can't login, and asking for a password had no effect, he received no email. Can you please give a way to get back accounts that works?--Wedhro (talk) 09:46, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for the delay on working on this, I've not been the most available recently, but I should be available to merge Treffo tomorrow. Is there a temporary account for the user yet? For Revenant Lord, we can create a new account and redo the merge, properly this time! -- Void Whispers 00:38, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Special:CentralAuth/Treffo is both the temporary account and the final username that should inherit the other 10 accounts. I told Revenant Lord to create a new temp account, I'll let you know when it's done.--Wedhro (talk) 10:23, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
@Void: Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord temporaneo 2 was just created and the user confirmed he logged in once. This account should inherit Special:CentralAuth/Revenant Lord contributions and user name. Also, I have a question: since some users (including myself) noticed how some personal data such as the join date, edit count etc. are not correct, would you fix them manually if a user asks for it?--Wedhro (talk) 13:56, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Some of the information can be reset, but the user registration date probably cannot. Can you have Revenant Lord visit nonciclopediawiki so that the account is attached there? We can't do a user merge if the accounts do not exist on exactly the same wikis. I'll get started on Treffo now. -- Void Whispers 18:36, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Treffo is done. -- Void Whispers 19:51, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I can confirm Revenant Lord's temp account has just visited nonciclopedia.org.
"Some of the information can be reset, but the user registration date probably cannot." - Would you please give it a try so I can get a yes or no answer? You can do it on my own account, the original registration date is september 2, 2007 (you can check it here).--Wedhro (talk) 20:36, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Revenant Lord is done. What I mean by "probably cannot" is that the information may not exist on Miraheze to be connected to the account (without doing database modifications). To be honest, I don't know, and I don't have access to the tools to find out. -- Void Whispers 23:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
it should be able to be done, your timestamp is "20180521223923". Paladox (talk) 00:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Database modifications is what I was actually asking for. It would be intended only for the few users who ask for it and we would link to the original data on our Fandom accounts as proof in case that matters. --Wedhro (talk) 05:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Need help with my wiki - the checkboxes in the gadgets section is disabled[edit | edit source]

Hi. I asking if someone can help me because in my wiki here, on the preferences page, all checkboxes in the gadgets section are disabled, what have caused so all checkboxes is disabled? How make I them checkable/uncheckable again, what have caused this? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 17:50, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm not seeing anything wrong with Special:Preferences, but it seems that you linked to Special:Gadgets, which doesn't seem to do anything. -- Void Whispers 00:40, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
@Void:The problem was that i was missing a right, and then was them checkable, even in the gadgets section of my preferences page. I thought it was a bug. Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 07:22, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Disable non-logged on users[edit | edit source]

Can you help me on how to disable non-logged in users? My wikia, Atrocious YouTubers Wikia, has been getting these kinds of users who misbehave and constantly break the rules and insult the admins? -Chaofun

Using Special:ManageWikiPermissions, remove the ability to edit from anon users (the * group), and assign the right to the user group. If you only want to protect the main namespace (where all your articles are), you can use Special:ManageWikiNamespaces to require that the <Main> namespace needs the userright user to be edited. -- Void Whispers 00:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
I can't find anon users. -Chaofun
It's this page: https://atrociousyoutubers.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ManageWikiPermissions/* -- Void Whispers 00:48, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Requested wiki but not created?[edit | edit source]

Hello, just thought I'd enquire, and I hope this is the correct place to do so, but I requested a wiki here, which has been approved but it has yet to be created, I am just curious if this is an error on the system or there was an issue with the request, any clarification would be great. PlatinumYellow (talk) 14:36, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki created now. John (talk) 14:41, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Thankyou very much. :) PlatinumYellow (talk) 14:44, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

I can't use captchas : joining miraheze with lynx[edit | edit source]

Hello. I would like to create an account on miraheze. I use lynx as a browser and so I can't use captchas. I am visually impaired so I couldn't use captchas on any other browser, except the sound captchas that are very hard to use and don't always work. Is there any other way to subscribe ? I am reachable at [redacted email] Thank you Pascal

Hi, I’ve made you an account called β€œGrapos” with the password sent to your email address. If you’d like to rename your account you can use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Any issues please email john at miraheze.org. Thanks! John (talk) 07:57, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

User rename request[edit | edit source]

Please rename user Herman Mars, user of wiki Christipedia, to Herman Marsman. The name Herman Mars was due to a typing error. β€” Kees Langeveld (Talk), 9:02 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki request[edit | edit source]

I have requested a wiki being created, but 6 hours had passed, but there was no reply. My wiki wan’t created. OfreporterSend me a message! 11:18, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

It may take several hours because our volunteers are often busy with other kinds of works. However, I will review your request ASAP.--ι–‹ζ‹“θ€… (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:13, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Please don't delete the fablac,'s wiki. Thank you.[edit | edit source]

Hello,

Our wiki "https://fablac.miraheze.org/wiki/Accueil" is not dormant. Please don't delete it.

Thank you for your help. Best regards, Sophie

@Sophie: Please reopen the wiki by using Special:ManageWiki. Also, would you like a Dormancy Policy exemption, since I remember you asking us not to close previously before too. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:51, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

I Need To Report A User[edit | edit source]

His name is Knep, he claims that he is a staff member but he is not, he also vandalized on our wikis, he is also elsewere.

https://encyclopediadramatica.rs/Special:Contributions/Knep

http://toxicfandoms.referata.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Knep

~~Angrybirdsfanonmiraheze