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Hi Void

We invite you for discussion about 2016 Community survey/Steward. Please leave your comments.

Cheers TriX (talk) 13:16, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Requests for adoption/boilerplate

Hi, if you go on Requests for adoption you can see that if you put "yes" or "no" as an option it still says "No answer given", that is what I was trying to fix. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 07:16, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Hmm, it looked like it should have worked. I'll try something else when I get the chance. -- Void Whispers 15:56, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Request features on a wiki

Can my wiki be created?

Please? PokestarFan (talk) 22:03, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Are you a steward?

Are you a steward? Rsterbal (talk) 23:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

No? If you are referring to this, I removed it because I felt it added nothing to the discussion, as a summary of all viewpoints should include the statements made by users as they support/oppose. If you feel differently, feel free to restore it, although keeping it updated is up to you and whoever else wants to. -- Void Whispers 23:37, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Meta sysop

Hi, as you're already helping out a lot here, I'd like to propose you as Meta sysop on Meta:Requests for permissions as your actions would be more appropriate as a Meta sysop than CVT. If you're interested either tell me or make the request yourself :) Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 06:34, 22 April 2017 (UTC)


Congratulations on your successful steward request, and on being the first non-sysadmin steward, and on managing to acquire the 20 votes necessary! I'm sure that as a steward you will continue doing great work here, and that the extra tools will help you to continue combating vandalism (and taking care of any other requests). Good luck!

Issue with the efn template

Hello. I've asked for help with this on the stewards' noticeboard, and was pointed towards you for help with this. If this is an issue outside of your scope, sorry for bothering you. Also, if you don't mind, could you point me to a sysadmin who could help me with this, if that scenario is the case?

Copied from the noticeboard:

I've been using the efn template on my wiki but I struggle with it. Instead of outputting lowercase letters from the Latin/Roman script, it gives out the type of letter followed by a number (example here). Is this something a steward can help with or will I have to fill a feature/extension request? If its the second, what do I have to request specifically? Waffitti (talk) 16:16, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Hey there, sorry for the late response. I first started looking into it as soon as you had posted about it, and I figured out that it has something to do with the way that the ref parser tag works. Unfortunately, I haven't had much time recently to learn the specifics on how it is supposed to do what you want it to do. However, I do believe I figured it out. If you import the pages located here it is likely that it will function properly. -- Void Whispers 02:16, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Hello. Sorry for the pushiness, this had long been an issue with my wiki I wanted to solve but had no idea how to. Importing those pages did fix it, I can't thank you enough for helping me with this. If you do figure out the specifics behind it, I'd love to understand them, but don't feel pressured to learn them if you don't have time. Waffitti (talk) 19:04, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Last Week in the Mirror

Thanks for creating the wiki that I requested! But I find that, to re-create the presentation I had used elsewhere, my wiki needs the DPL and OPTION/CHOOSE extensions. I clicked on the link and got daunting messages that, before I could proceed, hopefully to discover whether these extensions are even available, I had to disclose my real name and email address to a third party. This is not necessarily a deal-breaker, except that it came up in the name of OAuth, which I had read required me to sign up with Google and let random people plant software in my cellphone, and these are deal-breakers. Are you able to just switch on these features at TheMirror? I've elected to deal with you folks; why does it seem that non-routine requests have to go through someone else? Spike the Dog (talk) 18:17, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

A list of extensions we have available are listed here. Since my only guess for DPL is DynamicPageList, and I have no idea what OPTION/CHOOSE would be, might I suggest selecting what you know you need from there? If you cannot find an extension you need on that list, they can be reviewed and added. Please note that in order to look into an extension, we will need to know it's exact name, and preferably have a link to any available documentation. Also, if you were referring to signing up on phabricator (provided that you were at, it's not actually a third party - it's hosted by us as well (the ticketed system is easier to manage and keep track of than a page on this wiki). However, if you are unwilling to sign up, I am willing to relay any request you make here through. -- Void Whispers 18:38, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for calming me down! I am now registered in Phabricator. (It did not insist on disclosure of my real name, so the pop-up window should stop saying that Phabricator will need to know it.) (In fact, when I eventually pay you for this access, I am very willing to mail a personal check, and very unwilling to disclose anything to PayPal.)

It appears that what I need is to install RandomSelection and DynamicPageList3 at (PS--and install myself as a bureaucrat), and although Phabricator appears to be marvelously structured, I don't see anything about configuring a wiki. So I am now confused at a higher level.

Here is a separate question. At Uncyclopedia, when uploading photos, one option was to assert "fair use for parody." I see that Miraheze is more diligent about protecting copyrights, and agree that, if you got a DMCA request, you would probably delete a photo rather than waste time debating whether its use was permitted. I have stolen photos with impunity, not to benefit from the photography but to use thumbnails as a springboard for original comedy; is that disapproved here? Spike the Dog (talk) 20:35, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

For future reference, if you click the star at the top right, you should see an option for "Request features", which will take you to this form. I've requested that the extensions be enabled without the need for opening a task though (but in the future, similar requests should be directed there). No current comment on images and copyrights. -- Void Whispers 20:57, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! Installation/opping worked. Spike the Dog (talk) 21:46, 27 August 2017 (UTC)


One more question from The new archive page "Donald Trump" calls for itself to be added to the new category "News archive" but this hasn't happened, even overnight. In addition, using Special:Categories, I see artifacts pertaining to a page I brought over from the old website but have since deleted. Is there a background process that has stalled? Spıke (talk)13:00 12-Sep-2017

Yeah, jobqueue stopped running again. -- Void Whispers 19:17, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Spike the Dog

Thanks for the promotion to autopatrolled. I don't need patroller as well, but it is surprising to see the ! indicating an unpatrolled edit, given that I can't do anything about it. 21:06 15-Sep-2017 Please ignore that; I simply hadn't brought over my familiar toolkit. Spıke (talk)03:19 16-Sep-2017

Please add and change MediaWiki language

Hi. There are things that need to be changed for Turkish language. If you help me, I'm happy. Thank you.

About Miraheze


Request a wiki

Request features on a wiki

Thanks. --Hersitede (talk) 18:42, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 20:49, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Issue with col templates

I've been wanting to use "col" templates in my wiki, but they seem to break entire pages (example here. Is there anything I can add to my wiki to stop this issue or would I have to fill a feature/extension request? Waffitti (talk) 06:26, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

@Waffitti: Try changing Col-end to be <p></p>|}</div></div>. It looks like Col-end has the same content as Col-2. -- Void Whispers 20:16, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for that. Wish I had an answer as to why that happened, but the editor who handled that has no memory of the event. Waffitti (talk) 00:18, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Vandal arrives

I noticed that "Willy on Wheels" has created a user name here and asked to create a wiki. I permabanned him from Wikia Uncyclopedia for installing himself as a site-wide personal meme and general vandalism. This might not disqualify him here, but at the least, I will go out on a limb and suggest that the wiki he requested will have nothing to do with automobiles. Spıke (talk)19:19 1-Nov-2017

I'm waiting to see what the account does first. I've kept my eye on them since they turned up. -- Void Whispers 20:04, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Ban appeal


Please provide a staff opinion on my ban appeal. Thank you. Amanda123 (talk) 00:34, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Images via CSS

On the rfobasic wiki, why does the Common.css file fail to provide a background image (blue texture) for DIV.sidebar (as specified in {Start sidebar}? Example in this page. The fallback blue pastel background is present but the blue texture fails. Am I specifying the filename correctly in Common.css? Is it not allowed to specify a .GIF? This is a frill, but I'd like to get it right if Miraheze supports it. Spıke (talk)02:35 9-Nov-2017

It looks like it's working properly to me, have you tried bypassing your browser's cache? -- Void Whispers 20:24, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Rats! Yes, I have flushed the cache several times. Have you merely used the feature, or did you look at my page and see the textured background? It is failing for me right now, though the Object Inspector confirms that the page is calling for the texture and the page it is calling for is present at Thanks for investigating. Spıke (talk)20:45 9-Nov-2017

The easiest way to answer is to show you what I see. -- Void Whispers 20:58, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Cancel red alert! Decided I ought to try this with a modern browser (Fennec on Android) and it's all right there. Sorry for the wasted time! 21:02 9-Nov-2017 Double the apologies, as it works fine even on Firefox 10 if I simply switch on Images. "Penny-wise, pound-foolish." Spıke (talk)03:22 10-Nov-2017


Nice to see you here. Artix Kreiger (talk) 20:44, 15 November 2017 (UTC) I"ve been browsing wikis recently and I discovered Miraheze so I thought I pop by and say hi. Artix Kreiger (talk) 20:44, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Ban appeal revert

Hi, please don’t remove support votes from my ban appeal just because you believe that they were made by a troll. Any and all votes count. Amanda123 (talk) 01:18, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

So you tellin me that someone asking you for a panties shot is ok? Sure. Refactoring comments because you disagree with them? Sure. Taking only the parts of comments you agree with? Sure. Careful. -- Void Whispers 01:42, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
I never said that the comments themselves were okay. For the record, they are not. However, the support vote itself still counts as a valid vote, especially when the results are very close like they are here. Additionally, I didn’t refactor comments just because I didn’t like them — I removed a comment that was making a blatantly false statement about me. I have never operated porn spambots or done anything remotely like that, which is what the user was claiming. Amanda123 (talk) 01:53, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Just to note, as per Special:Diff/37075, a rationale should be provided for a vote. The user did not provide any rationale pertaining to the actual subject that is being discussed, so it would not have much weight anyway. I also disagree with trolls/abusers being able to keep their votes when their only purpose is clearly to disrupt. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:26, 19 November 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome Void. I just have a question for you. Are all wiki's public here? I was hoping to make mine private, with the ability for users to only be able to edit their own pages. Is that possible here?

Thank you in advance. NWNJade

No, a wiki can be prívate if you would like it to be. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 23:10, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
In fact, the wiki you requested is private, so only you (and users you add to the member group) should be able to read any more than the main page. If you want it to be more visible, but with editing restrictions instead of read restrictions, you can make a request on Phabricator. -- Void Whispers 23:38, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

I only want the wiki visible by people I add, and editable only by people I give permissions to. Does that make sense? For example, I want users only to be able to edit their personal pages, and not other people's.

Questions about Void-bot

Dear Void,

I noticed you have a bot. I have 2 questions about the bot:

  • 1) Is it a modified version of wm-bot?
  • 2) Is the source code (including your modifications if applicable) open source?

Thank you for answering my questions in advance

--Sau226 (talk) 13:20, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

It is not a modified version of wm-Bot as wm-Bot is written in a different programming language entirely (c#) whereas void-Bot is written in JavaScript and Python. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 13:35, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

And to answer the second question, no the bot is not open-source at this time. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:50, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Extension of rights

Dear Void,

Could you please review my rights and take appropriate action? My rights will expire soon. While I have not used my local account much my bot has made many page imports and attempted to fix many of the issues found in content. Therefore I would request that you either extend the rights for a reasonable amount of time for all accounts, let them expire or process the adoption fully.

I await your response

--Sau226 (talk) 13:15, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Added permanent 'crat and sysop to your main account. If you need to extend the rights on your bot, you should be able to do so on your own now. Cheers -- Void Whispers 16:49, 3 February 2018 (UTC)


Dear Void,

I requested a feature on Phabricator. Please view it. --Vlad26t (talk) 18:39, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Help with citations

For my wiki, I pretend to implement a quoting system like the one used here, linkable in pages like this example. I've managed'90s to get the text blocks in the wiki], but all text contained within comes off as centrered instead of to the left, and there seems to be lacking parts for the blocks to be cited within articles.

Besides that, there is an issue with the "Reflist" template. On some pages, its been set up to output 2 columns of text. However, when the segment that makes it so is removed, it keeps outputting 2 columns instead of the expected single column, as seen here. What could be causing this? Waffitti (talk) 21:12, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

@Waffitti: Looks like there is an align="left" missing somewhere. I'd suggest putting it in the same space as colspan="3" (in Template:Reference). The reflist seems to be designed by the software in order to have "smart" behavior. For example, on my screen, the page you linked to that should have two columns has three (until I zoom in, and it becomes two). It would seem that not specifying a number of columns defaults the software to deciding the number of columns based off the size of the display. -- Void Whispers 21:26, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Help with converting infobox templates from wikia

Hello, I need help with converting the infobox templates that I used for my wiki on wikia to be compatible with miraheze. For example, how would the template for the infobox on this page look?:

I need to be able to have certain rows divided into two columns as shown in the example. Back when my wiki was on wikia, I used this source code for one of the infobox templates, which is going to be very similar to the code used for the example I linked:

 <title source="name" />
 <image source="image" />
 <group layout="horizontal" show="incomplete">
   <data source="side1" />
   <data source="side2" />
 <group layout="horizontal" show="incomplete">
   <data source="commanders1" />
   <data source="commanders2" />
 <group layout="horizontal" show="incomplete">
   <data source="forces1" />
   <data source="forces2" />
 <label>Civilian casualties</label>

You can also view the exact code for the template used in the linked example here:

Please help me understand what changes I need to make, and then I'll be able to update all the other infobox templates on my wiki as well and finally have it up and running on Miraheze. --^Vitiate^ (talk) 18:24, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Sorry that this is taking a long time to setup, I don't have that much time to work on it right now, but I'll handle it as soon as possible. -- Void Whispers 19:30, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi Void, I just want to make sure you didn't forget about this. --^Vitiate^ (talk) 19:03, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
I've begun working on a version. I hope to have it done by the end of the week. -- Void Whispers 23:14, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi Void, it's been half a month since I put this request up and I was expected to have my wiki running a long time ago. Please let me know if you are going to have this done soon as I cannot hold out any longer. --^Vitiate^ (talk) 21:47, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm terribly sorry about this, but a few things came up in my personal life that prevented me from getting anything done here. I've currently finished the basic setup, and just need to add CSS styling to the template. Once I test it fully, I'll let you know how to add it to your wiki. -- Void Whispers 23:18, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. --^Vitiate^ (talk) 18:46, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Void, I looked at the infobox-demo you linked and was able to use that to create working infoboxes. Thank you very much, I no longer need your help. --^Vitiate^ (talk) 00:06, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah, glad to be of service, even if it took so long. If you still need any help with display or whatever let me know. -- Void Whispers 01:40, 28 March 2018 (UTC)


  • Hi, you look my request?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 00:08, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • this。--Msnhinet8 (talk) 00:10, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
    I've reopened the request for now. If I get time later, I'll handle it. -- Void Whispers 00:38, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • ok,thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 02:06, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • 請問我還要等多久呢?
  • 謝謝。--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:34, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Hi, how long time upload my wiki logo?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 03:17, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
    Opened pull request. It will be done shortly. -- Void Whispers 19:47, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks.--Msnhinet8 (talk) 23:45, 23 March 2018 (UTC)


  • Will it be completely open for direct application now?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 07:43, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Help with Infobox Album

For the implementation of the "album" infobox on my wiki, I decided to emulate Japanese Wikipedia and add their cover/tribute color, as it would be helpful for its needs. Applying it to pages (like this one), it does not recognize the album's type, erroneously branding it as a "Studio album".

Besides that, on some pages (namely this one and that one, the infobox produces a "" string on the top of the page, and I have no idea what is causing it. There is also an aesthetic problem that, while small, causes some inconvenience. On the "chronology" section of the infoboxes, like the one on this page, there is a significant amount of spacing between the titles/years, the section heading and end of the infobox. This, in comparison, is more compact. Are there any ways that those issues can be fixed? Waffitti (talk) 14:29, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

wiki request id 4807 (board.transition)

Hi! Thanks for the message, you sent a link to update the URL but when I followed it all the fields were greyed out and I couldn't change anything. I'll just make a new request :) please feel free to decline the last one. <3 Saatlantis

Thanks for that information, editing requests is a new feature, and we haven't quite worked it out yet. Handled. -- Void Whispers 19:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you very much for accepting my request and creating the initial wiki. :) Schatten

I’d love for my domain. However, could you change Roblox to Bloxpedia? Thanks!

@Waacstats: To confirm, you want with the sitename as Bloxpedia? -- Void Whispers 01:19, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, but the custom domain needs Bloxpedia instead of Roblox.

Progress on Bloxpedia?

How is doing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waacstats (talkcontribs)

@Waacstats: It is unclear to me what you want to be done. Please explain what you need to be done. Also please sign your posts with four tidles (~~~~). Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:17, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
It's been handled. -- Void Whispers 11:28, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

나의 위키 언어를 한국어로 바꾸어 주세요

부탁합니다. 변역기 돌려서 해석해 주세요 TitleisMainpage (talk) 23:05, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

This should be possible using Special:ManageWiki, although it will require you to be logged into a bureaucrat account. -- Void Whispers 23:08, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Flow 설치 부탁합니다

부탁합니다--TitleisMainpage (talk) 02:06, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

@TitleisMainpage: please direct all feature requests to phabricator. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 12:22, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
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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Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 13:43, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

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)


A barnstar for you!

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

A barnstar for you!

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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)

Free burger!

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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)