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Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:42, 5 May 2018 (UTC)


Hey, can you -crat there please? Thanks John (talk) 17:34, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 17:37, 12 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello Void. I wanted to reach out and request your support in resolving a table tools fragment error on my Omniversalis wiki. I'm getting tags on my articles whenever I use Template:Infobox officeholder, and I cannot isolate the template causing the problem. It was recommended on the community noticeboard that I look to you for assistance on the matter. I appreciate any support you can provide on the matter. Vivaporius (talk) 20:53, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

@Vivaporius: sorry for the delay in a response, these past few days have been rather busy. I'll take a look as soon as I am able, but the issue already appears to be something non-obvious. -- Void Whispers 19:42, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Ugh. It's an issue with the parser. Or just that nested infoboxes are poorly designed to begin with. The thing is, the parser is taking html like Text and getting rid of the opening and regurgitating the closing tags. This may be an upstream issue, or it's possible that I can engineer a better method to nest infoboxes. Either case will take longer than I would have hoped. -- Void Whispers 22:39, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. I appreciate any help you can provide. I'm a patient dude, and I have other work I need to look to on another wiki in terms of the MediaWiki:Vector.css that I need to iron out, so feel free to take all the time you need. You're doing me a favor so I'm not in a position to rush you or make demands. Feel free to do whatever is necessary on the wiki to resolve the issue! Thanks! Vivaporius (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2018 (UTC)


Could you help me install infoboxes on my forum? I am not certain how to or what the code is to make them show up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WaitingCynicism (talkcontribs) 17:25, 21 June 2018‎ (UTC)

Alright, well, so far, it seems that you've added everything you need. In order to set them up, you need to read the documentation here. However, if all of that is over your head, I wouldn't mind helping you setup an infobox or two as long as you tell me what you need. -- Void Whispers 18:41, 21 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi Void, thanks for your previous suggestion re the issues I've recently had getting the highlightable page numbers to work. I was wondering if you get time would you have another look into it please? They seem to be very hit and miss, most of the time not working and only when logged out. When logged in they don't show at all for some reason. I have just created a new page - British War Aims - about a political statement given in 1918. I have included all the relevant djvu pages from the index using the required wikitext but the numbers don't appear. They should also be on this page Great Britain at War but has the same issue. The linkable page numbers in square parentheses should be there but they don't show up, and if they do they don't always remain. The behaviour is very odd and makes the Proofread Page extension a little redundant if this part doesn't work. Can you shed some light on the problem. Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 01:07, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Additional: Not working in Chrome but periodically in Safari and Firefox. Also, the highlighted area is out a bit, not highlighting the correct text. Borderman (Talk) 01:14, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
I'll look into it, there appears to be some sort of issue with the script that needs ironing out. I'll see if I can't figure it out. -- Void Whispers 01:17, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Try adding mediawiki.cookie to the mw.loader.using call at the top of common.js so that it looks like this:
mw.loader.using( ['mediawiki.util', 'mediawiki.notify', 'mediawiki.cookie'] ).then( function() {
-- Void Whispers 01:27, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Void, I think that's done it so the numbers appear when logged in. However, when logged in there is no indentation so the numbers are behind the paragraphed text. When logged out the indent is too small, should be more like 3em. I need to be able to style them so that they have the correct indentation when logged in and out. The highlighted text still doesn't match properly with the original transcription. Any suggestions? Cheers. Borderman (Talk) 11:04, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
@Borderman: Sorry for the late response, I've been away. Anyway, it looks pretty good from my end now, but let me know if you still need anything. -- Void Whispers 21:48, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
No worries pal. I had a look through some wikisource css and found some code that matched what I needed to get the indent. The only problem is that it indents the navigation bar at the top as well, which I changed to a simple template of my own design so I didn't have to look at the Lua error on the wikisource version (which I find too complicated anyway). If there is a way for the indent to NOT affect the navigation bar that would be great, otherwise it'll do for now. I would, however, like to be able to include "The Great War 1914-1918" in the black bar (in white text) on the Vector skin which I have tweaked slightly to emulate aspects of the Pivot skin. Is there a way to add some text to the #mw-page-base section at all? Borderman (Talk) 23:25, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure if there is an easy way to get the navigation bar to not line up with the text, given that it is included in the same column. I don't think it's possible to add text up there without using js. In MediaWiki:Vector.js, the line
$('#mw-page-base').innerText("The Great War 1914-1918");
would add the text, but it is then in severe need of styling. -- Void Whispers 17:10, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I'll leave navigation bar as it is, it looks fine anyway. I think Wikisource have done something to their Template:Header to get theirs to go full width. Regarding the title text for mw-page-base, I have tried adding the text to Mediawiki:Vector.js but it hasn't done anything. I don't mind the styling, I can take care of that with css, it's just getting the text their in the first place. Borderman (Talk) 19:05, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh,right, that would be because I goofed on the code. It should be
$('#mw-page-base').innerText = "The Great War 1914-1918";
Sorry about that. -- Void Whispers 19:08, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
The text editor says: Error: Missing ";" before statement. Saving anyway to see if it works. Borderman (Talk) 19:30, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
It seems that I'm doing a bad job keeping track of what's what today, so I've updated the code myself after doing some testing. -- Void Whispers 19:33, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Void, I see the text now. I also forgot the = sign in my previous save. Will add some styling. Thanks again. Borderman (Talk) 19:41, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Change purge link from wikisource to my website

Hi Void, where do I look to change the code for the purge icon within the proofread page extension example on this page (the middle of the three icons, top right)? The icon links back to wikisource but I need to purge the local pages instead. Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 20:51, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Update: I have hidden all three icons with css as none of them worked locally. Maybe I could have the purge extension as an alternative? Borderman (Talk) 21:46, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Re:Wiki created

Hi mate! Thank you very much for prompt assistance.

I'll have a look & will let you know if having other questions & can't find in FAQ -- Animaniax (talk) 00:38, 23 July 2018‎

Request for review

Hey there. I was just wondering if you or @John could make an analysis of votes on the 2 recent requests for CVT. A week appears to have passed and I’m sure all candidates could have their requests reviewed by a steward and any necessary processes completed. With many thanks in advance Sau226 (talk) 13:53, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Same for the RfC if possible. Thanks. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:19, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


Done, you should be able to set this with Special:ManageWiki, although the option for timezone seems to be misbehaving. Anyway, it's working for now, so I'm not sure what's going on. -- Void Whispers 00:57, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • if my wiki nothing people write my wiki but if my wiki have 10 article the above , you can reserved my wiki?thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:26, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • beacuse possible the other people look my wiki in the future.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:27, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • you look my message?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 07:51, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Help dealing with vandalism

I've installed ProtectSite, thanks for the tip! Right now I'm trying to figure out how to revert images changes. And remove the unwanted images from the history, do you have any tips on how to do that? Thanks in advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spark (talkcontribs)

(talk page stalker) You can revert changes to images by simply reverting back to a previous version of the image (found in the file history), or just by deleting the image altogether and re-uploading it. You can delete an image the same way you would delete any regular page. Amanda Catherine (talk) 02:04, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

I never thanked you for the createWikiNotify.js, a small tool that makes everything so much easier!

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monaco skin

Hi,please add monaco skin?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 00:04, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Since we do not currently have Monaco installed, you will need to create a task on phabricator requesting it, but I can always create one for you if you don't feel comfortable doing it on your own. -- Void Whispers 00:28, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
ok,you can now create doing it on me own?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 00:31, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 00:32, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Other system administrators have said that this skin was previously installed but was removed due to incompatibility. While I have been unable to personally verify this, and the MediaWiki documentation page says that it is compatible with MediaWIki 1.23+, it is looking like this skin will ultimately be declined for one reason or another (someone also mentioned that the code is under or unmaintained, which again I have not confirmed but if true would be a non-starter for any installation of skins or extensions). Amanda Catherine (talk) 01:47, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


I'm sorry, Void. I just want people to know that singer Bob Dylan has died of liver disease at home this afternoon. 15:26, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Hey, there's no real problem, it's just that such actions are out of scope of this project here. -- Void Whispers 15:40, 31 August 2018 (UTC)


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For Louise3 sockfarm and spambot cleanup. Amanda Catherine (talk) 01:45, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

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I award this as gratitude for your patience and civility in dealing with a certain user from the Rotten Websites wiki who saw fit to drag you into a matter they could not see fit to settle maturely and reasonably. My compliments on remaining civil and calm throughout. GethN7 (talk) 20:51, 12 October 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for correcting me at Wiki request #6322. Sorry I didn't see the subdomain and I thought that the user was requesting the URL as "wiki". Next time, I will check the subdomain so that I won't get into this confusion again. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 16:26, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Actually, I think it is wrong. The user at Special:RequestWikiQueue/6322 can't have their custom URL as "Wiki" so they won't get a custom domain. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:51, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, but that should never be a blocker for creating a wiki first off. -- Void Whispers 20:48, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

RE: Wiki created

Thank you. --Idris (talk) 19:16, 25 October 2018 (UTC)


I hereby declare I never created this account, not I have created any other accounts, including "Bot" accounts, on Miraheze. Artix Kreiger (talk) 14:53, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Hmm, looks like there is actually a pretty good chance that this is a legit user who isn't attempting impersonation. -- Void Whispers 16:01, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Difficulties in Importing templates

I am facing a lot of difficulties in importing template infobox person and other basic templates from Wikipedia, please import it for me properly, which can be ready for use. I had tried a lot of times but failed. My Wiki

Thank you so much with due respect. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 14:58, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Some of the display (for documentation only) is a bit broken, but other than that, everything is now working. -- Void Whispers 16:55, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Maia mediation

Hey there, thank you for responding to my issue.

It's unfortunate that you went down the mediation path, because I'm really trying to embrace that the drama has calmed and I'm careful to not have anything brought up again. Many, many members of the community simply wish to ignore the situation and "not involve themselves", but I've requested via our Discord server that anyone who wishes to help out with this, message me and I'll send them the link.

Truly though, I made the Maia Song Contest and therefore, surely they shouldn't be able to create a copy? I think it is very sad that this needs to even be debated, as the creators of the clone wiki ( were removed from the original due to their toxic behaviour and attempts to manipulate situations such as these. I have some screenshots of nasty Discord messages that made digs at me over past mental health issues also, if this helps at all.

I wasn't 100% sure how I should best voice my concerns, so I posted it under the 'Discussion' part and advised others to do the same. The consensus is though, the community is in near-unanimity that the original wiki is the only legitimate home of the Maia Song Contest, and they should not be allowed to use the name and parade the contest as their own. If they do it outside Miraheze, I would have to go down another route to have the plagiarism removed, but otherwise, I hope you are able to help me with this. All the work I've put in over the years (just see my contributions), and you'll see why I'm so passionate about why my work should not be duplicated in this way.

Sorry for giving you a big paragraph to read, but I hope it brings some clarification on the subject. I truly hope the clone wiki can be deleted as soon as possible, as they are already messaging members of the community claiming it is "the real wiki" and attempting to confuse them. Surely this is against rules of some kind?

Kind Regards, -AuroraBorealis (talk) 21:28, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for getting back to us on the situation. We decided to go this route because we were essentially operating in the dark. We have no idea what was happening behind the scenes, and decided that the best way to resolve it was to force a public discussion where we could better get an understanding of what was going on. Going into the discussion, we were under the impression that there was perhaps an even divide, or just a disconnect somewhere. If there's anything that you want to tell us that should not be made publicly visible, please email it to stewards at so we can investigate. -- Void Whispers 21:50, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, and I will email you also tomorrow. Given that it appeared an even divide, when this is not the case, is it possible that a different route be taken? The discussion itself shows how undivided the community is on this (we all just want the copycat wiki gone lol) -AuroraBorealis (talk) 23:17, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Hey Void. There are now nine members of the community who've given their opinions and unanimously agreed that the splinter wiki should be deleted as it has no community support and is otherwise an unnecessary, malicious duplicate. Is this enough for something to be done? -AuroraBorealis (talk) 17:43, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

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I want to delete my account but how???

Accounts are not deleted, but they can be locked and/or renamed to a random set of letters and numbers. -- Void Whispers 18:15, 20 December 2018 (UTC)