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This page is for community discussion. Official actions/requests should be made at Stewards' noticeboard
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  • Ask questions about Miraheze
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  • Talk in a calm, and respectful manner (we're all here to help each other after all)
  • Be descriptive of the problem

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How much storage space does Miraheze have?[edit | edit source]

Well, My wiki[1], Crazybloxian Empire, could get large pretty soon. How much storage space does the wiki-hosting service have?

References suddendly doesn't work, how I fix this?[edit | edit source]

I've created this wiki page and suddendly, from a month to now, the references stopped work. They simply appear in the form of their parameters. I don't know how to fix this issue, can somebody help me, pleas? Grand Duke Arthur (talk) 04:31, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

@Grand Duke Arthur: You need to enable the extension Cite using Special:ManageWikiExtensions. -- Void Whispers 16:28, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Have Random image instead of Random page link in sidebar[edit | edit source]

Just throwing the question out there in the hope there is an answer. Is there a way of having Random image instead of Random page in the sidebar? As I have started adding some photos to our Miraheze Commons website, it would be nice to have a random image link in the sidebar instead of the usual random page. The reason being commons is a repository for images and other media files and in this very early stage it is doubtful there are going to be any pages in the main namespace for some time, so the random page function is kind of pointless. Borderman (Talk) 21:21, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

@Borderman: You can make Special:Random apply only to files by using Special:Random/File. -- Void Whispers 02:43, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
@Void: Thanks. "File" is what I meant. As I am the only contributor, at least for the time being anywsy, I am only uploading images (no video or sound files). Borderman (Talk) 06:22, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Code of Conduct/Commission/Election/2018[edit | edit source]

Hello everyone, the time for 2017-2018 CoCC is almost over, and we now need to elect new 5 members. We decided to put all of 5 seats to community selection. But rules in 2017 and this year are bit different since the situation is different.

We need clarification for two things:

  1. Timeframe of the election
  2. Who is eligible to vote?

Please comment your opinions on respective subsections. — revi 12:19, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Timeframe[edit | edit source]

  • Last year, we had around 8-9 days for the nomination, 5 days for voting. # I'd propose we start accepting nominee ASAP (tomorrow? the day after tomorrow? Preferably before November starts), and then give 10 days for nominations and Q&A, then 5 days for voting. — revi 12:19, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
I think the organisation of last year's election was good, and propose to keep it. I am not opposed to starting the election procedure tomorrow. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:20, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I agree with @Reception123: MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 16:48, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
The election procedure at the start of last years election was vague but we cleared it up eventually. The system is fine in my opinion. Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 12:17, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
It may be a good idea to create a global notice and get this started either today or tomorrow. -- Void Whispers 14:18, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
I have made a draft banner. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 14:47, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
I also agree with Reception123. —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 18:47, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

  • I'll start nominating period. — revi 05:34, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Eligibility[edit | edit source]

  • Last year, we determined the election by the closing time of RFC, but that was 2017 and is not reasonable for our community member who joined during 2018 and wish to have a voice. I propose that we cut off the eligibility date by the day when we start accepting nominees. — revi 12:19, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
No objections here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:20, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
No objections from me MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 16:48, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Sure! Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 12:17, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
No problem! —AlvaroMolina ( - ) 18:48, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Request for "infogalactic" interwiki link[edit | edit source]

Hello, I would like infogalactic ($1) added to Special:Interwiki. I initially submitted a request to the Miraheze Phabricator, but was told to publish the request here instead. Infogalactic is an alternative to Wikipedia that some people, including me, use, and I would like to Miraheze to offer people a means to easily link to it. --Idris (talk) 15:39, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

  • The English Wikipedia currently possesses 48 links (37 + 17 - 6 overlapping links) to Infogalactic.
  • Many Wikia pages (around 45 results) link to Infogalactc.
  • A number of websites (around 10,200 results) link to Infogalactic pages.
  • A number of Blogspot bloggers (around 741 results, even when excluding Vox Day's blogs) link to Infogalactic.
  • A number of Wordpress bloggers (around 514 results) link to Infogalactic.
  • A number of Twitter users (around 296 results) link to Infogalactic.
These numbers show value allowing easy linking. --Idris (talk) 16:05, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
This is intended to be added to the global interwiki table, correct? I personally have no issues if that's the case. -- Void Whispers 05:07, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that is correct. --Idris (talk) 19:19, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Void Whispers 00:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. --Idris (talk) 00:42, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Documentation[edit | edit source]

Hey. :)

I'm trying to improve Miraheze's documentation and would be great to "ear" your thoughts on how can I accomplish that the best way possible. Right now I'm working on ManageWiki and would like some feedback.

What I'm sure:

  • Is better to provide a simple explanation of each Miraheze/Mediawiki feature instead of linking to MediaWiki's docs
  • Provide KIS guides (TL;DR section) for the users who just want quick and simple steps on how to do something
  • Our target audience: unfamiliar (noobs) with MediaWiki

What I'm not so sure:

  • GIF's/Videos exemplifying how to do things
  • How to keep track of what's need to be done
  • How to engage other people to improve the documentation

Puffy (talk) 22:25, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Create Infobox person[edit | edit source]

I am facing difficulties in creating infobox person template, please create it for me and show how can I create further templates. Shaunak Chakraborty (talk)

What sort of progress have you made? What have you tried, and what's not working? Also, what wiki are you doing this on? -- Void Whispers 18:54, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

How do I change another user´s email?[edit | edit source]

Answers are appreciated — Preceding unsigned comment added by COEEveris (talkcontribs) 17:37, 5 November 2018‎ (UTC)

It is not possible to change the email of another user without their consent. They must either be logged into their account (where they could make the change themselves), or be otherwise identified to staff as the owner of the account. -- Void Whispers 18:56, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Does Miraheze block embedding Facebook?[edit | edit source]

I tried to use the widget Facebook Page Plugin which did not work. I assumed an issue with the widget. So I went to facebook and pulled the embed code directly from there. I added the embed code into the widget. It doesn't display facebook. I tried on Firefox / Edge / Chrome. All with no success. Then I got to wondering whether Miraheze blocks facebook plugins as fb carries advertising? Twitter embedding scripts work - the distinction being that they don't carry advertising. If it is the case it is blocked from being embedded, I'll stop messing with code and wondering why it isn't working.

Last I checked, we didn't have Facebook on our content security policy (CSP). The CSP basically prevents any remote content from being fetched and used. I'm not actually sure if we adjusted it yet. -- Void Whispers 15:24, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
I tried it using the code that comes from facebook itself. This uses Iframe. Interesting on Chrome I do get an error message "Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension." It isn't one of my browser extensions blocking it as far as I'm aware. Michaeldakin (talk) 21:28, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Can I see Readers access statistics?[edit | edit source]

Can I see count of users accessed my wiki? Can I have listing of pages ordered by read count? Can I show this info to users (in foot of page i.e.)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beren (talkcontribs)

@Beren: Yes! You can visit Special:Analytics on your wiki. I don't believe you can show it in the footer of a page yet, but that would be an interesting function that we could implement. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:56, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Merging wikis[edit | edit source]

Good morning, afternoon, or evening. Is it possible to merge two wikis together at Miraheze? If you, thanks. That is because I would like to request that one of the two wikis I created, the Martha Speaks Wiki, be merged into the other wiki I created, The Science Archives. I am requesting this move because having two wikis to manage is a lot of work that I personally can't handle.

I would like to request that:

  • the domain and all of its subdomains redirecting to Please do this, if it is possible.
  • the articles themselves will be exported and imported to TSA via XML.

Thank you very much! Joey717 (talk) 01:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

@Joey717: Yes, that is possible. If you would like us to make an XML dump and import your wiki please request on Phabricator. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:21, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Reception123: I can create the XML pump myself. The only thing I am requesting is redirecting the marthaspeaks.miraheze domain to thesciencearchives.miraheze domain. Thanks! Joey717 (talk) 07:09, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Joey717: Would you like the redirect to start as of now? Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Reception123: Maybe in 10 days. Joey717 (talk) 18:42, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Joey717: Okay, please let me know when you need it and I will take care of it. Also, we can always do the XML dump transfer for you as well, there is really no problem for us. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)