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This page is for community discussion. Official actions/requests should be made at Stewards' noticeboard
Here you can:

  • Ask questions about Miraheze
  • Discuss topics with the Miraheze community and staff
  • Ask anything else that is not mentioned below

If you want:

Please remember to:

  • End all your requests and comments using four tides - ~~~~
  • Talk in a calm, and respectful manner (we're all here to help each other after all)
  • Be descriptive of the problem

To add your request, type in a concise title in the box below, then click "Add Topic".


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?

Can't be visited in China Mainland?[edit | edit source]

When I enter miraheze, I get no response, unless I 翻墙, which means miraheze seems to be block.

Why can't it be visited in China Mainland? --SolidBlock (talk) 11:14, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

It's probably because of the great firewall of the Chinese government. You can avoid it by using VPN.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs) 11:37, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
I do know how to climb-wall. And it connects normally now, and can be searched for by Baidu. --SolidBlock (talk) 02:25, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
And it's blocked now. I have to 科学上网 to visit it.--SolidBlock (talk) 15:19, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Request for Wiki creator[edit | edit source]

Hi. I would like to become a Wiki creator to show what I can do on Miraheze. I have read the instructions on Meta:Wiki creators guide and I fully understand them and I understand how to use this tool. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 14:15, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

I don't really oppose this request, but I would like point out that I see few contributions to Meta, so maybe work on that first? Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:56, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@Reception123: I know a user who on their very first edit on Meta, got the Wiki creator right. See their contributions and you will see that their first edit on meta itself was requesting the Wiki creator right. Surely, it can't be too bad if I request it after 44 edits. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:14, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
That is a good point, however, we did know Zppix before from the Wikimedia projects, so we knew he was trustworthy. Though, I guess if the other sysadmins don't disagree, I'm fine with you being wikicreator as well. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:54, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
I am also from the Wikimedia projects as well. Pkbwcgs (talk) 07:02, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
Maybe we should wait for the outcome of the ongoing RfC before making a decision here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:23, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

how can I insert HTML codes into pages[edit | edit source]

hi, i thinking how I can insert a HTML-code to my own pages (such as a checkbox, textfield, radio button, dropdown-menu, or so), how do I using HTML? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 15:59, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Simple. Do it by:

  1. Find the page you wanna edit
  2. Click the pencil if you are on mobile or the “edit source” if you are on pc
  3. Add the HTML code
  4. Preview to ensure no mishaps in your HTML
  5. Save changes
  6. See the HTML make the page stand out in Style.

Question answer status is Yes check.svg Done — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fair002 (talkcontribs) 11:40, 13 September 2018‎ (UTC)

I did, but the code appears as plain text. how do i make a functioning checkbox/textbox/button on wiki pages using HTML? Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 14:20, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

How to whitelist email domains for private wiki[edit | edit source]

Hi there,

I am trying to whitelist several domains for my private wiki Currently you can signup, but not access content until an admin puts you into the "Members" group. I'd like to make this automatic if you sign up from a certain email domain. Otherwise there is too much latency and friction in signing up, as I have to manually log in and approve each new member :-/ Thanks for the help! Blacksheep (Let's Chat!) 16:01, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

I have answered your request in Phabricator Blacksheep. Wiki1776 (talk) 14:20, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

why?[edit | edit source]

With incorrecttohowik, when trying to set the logo, an internal error appears and the setting can not be completed. What should I do?--ウソつき (talk) 11:20, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

What sort of error are you getting, can you post the error message here? -- Void Whispers 14:00, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
I changed it now, succeeded.--ウソつき (talk) 06:58, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Switch Template not working to change image and Image not updated for upload[edit | edit source]

Bringing this from a phab task [1] that was declined as it's non technical task.

|**Wiki URL**| |**Type**|Major|

On the Wikia, it does have changing switch template. like switching image, it does not working to change image from wikia. If you see [[ | Ako Saotome ]] article page, see the template why does not work switch template.

In [[ | Episode 18 (Aikatsu Friends) ]] Article, the image not updated for no reason. if you open tab or click the image, it was updated. On the wikia, always updated image. but there is no reason why doesn't updating the image.


Paladox (talk) 17:42, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

I used to use this template when on I was on Wikia as well and it relies on some javascript. I can't view any pages to see if you have it, but if you don't you'll have to copy over the relevant code from the MediaWiki:Common.js on the Wikia.
Though if that fails the tabber/tabs buttons extension can be customized in CSS to look just like the switch template and do the same thing. MZD (talk) 23:16, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

ho can i insert check box or text box into a article?[edit | edit source]

excuse me, how can i insert a check box, text box, drop down menu, or other things that are not available using wiki text into a article or my user page how do i? - - Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 15:42, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Let's try some! Spıke (talk)21:29 8-Sep-2018

As well as using wikicoding, you can type raw HTML into a page and it will generally take effect. Spıke (talk)21:29 8-Sep-2018

About Copyrighted Images (and that they use wgAllowExternalImages)[edit | edit source]

Hello, everybody. I am administrator of several wikis that are in pre-development phase. One of the issues that I have to resolve is the issue of using external images with copyright through wgAllowExternalImages that already have some wikis enabled.

Before asking my question, I make a clarification. My question does not refer to Wikis whose content was brought from another website because of bifurcations or for some other reason. My question is for Wikis that started from scratch and whose authors wanted to create their own projects that resembled others but were unrelated.

My question is, What is the position of System Administrators, Meta Administrators, Stewards and the entire community regarding using copyrighted images uploaded locally or through wgAllowExternalImages?

Will I be able to use Copyright or Fair Use images without problems? Wiki1776 (talk) 16:04, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

  1. Fair Use means you can use the images.
  2. Anything on Wikipedia and Commons can be used; they are strict about not allowing photos onto pages where it is not clear that Wikipedia has the right to use them (and their readers have the right to reuse them, with proper credit).
  3. Copyrights should not be violated, and it doesn't matter where you got the photos.
  4. Whether you can use these images "without problems" depends on whether your wiki has any readers and whether the owner of a stolen image wants to bother redressing the theft. I am sure that Miraheze does not want to spend time sharing your problems, whether receiving a lawsuit or even receiving an expedited demand under the DMCA law, and if they believe the first problem suggests they will share many more, they might shut your wiki down.
  5. I welcome corrections. Spıke (talk)02:26 9-Sep-2018
@Spike the Dog I know the first three points well, so I will omit them. While in the fourth point in theory, only I would be the reader but in practice anyone could see what I publish in a wiki being public.
I'd like to use images of several people but I couldn't find any in the Public Domain. I have tried to communicate with possible authors but I have never received an answer. The vast majority have copyright and so my question. Can I use wgAllowExternalImages so that in my Wikis appears in the person's article, an image with copyright or unknown license? Wiki1776 (talk) 15:38, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Subordinated Accounts[edit | edit source]

I have seen User_accounts_policy and just want to check that what I am doing is in alignment with it. irrespective the situation likely will be temporary.

Background: I am about to create, user Alanoccv_test and Alanaoccv_guest.

Alanoccv_test : will be for my personal use as a 'user' who is not me, and not the creator of my wiki. (a pleb user of my wiki)
Alanoccv_guest : will also be my responsibility, but would be used for inviting real-world guests. 
    AKA: I can pre-create an account invite it anywhere that I want. Then hand out temporary browse credentials to my wiki.


The above looks all ok policy-wise to me. Is it?
It should be totally unnecessary, but are there any rights I can get taken off subordinate: users Alanoccv_test and  Alanaoccv_guest.  
For instance, could they be 1/ unable to edit in meta: 2/ still able to edit in my wiki 3/ still able to edit their user: pages & user_talk: pages. 
That way if the unthinkable happens it happens to me?
Also is that useful genral naming_pattern, (<user_name>_role) that other Miraheze users might want to use?
Its public way of being clear about intent. Color makes it noticeable it is not quite the real person. 
or am I just weird? (Ok. So I definitely am, but is that all I am?)

I'm good with answers here or extended discussions/explanations on my talk page. topic New Questions that I will ask somewhere Alanoccv(talk) 03:13, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

More (but smaller/less important) questions: Also while I am here, is there wiki page in meta:page , where I can go and compliment how sweet the system is....

I am utterly impressed, with how easy and responsive turning on and off and controlling my wiki is... literally gobsmacked ... Alanoccv(talk) 07:31, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

More (but smaller) questions: Background

This FAQ#Private wikis says:

How private is a private wiki? A private wiki can only be viewed and edited by its members. You can go to your wiki's Special:UserRights and enter the name of any registered Miraheze user to put that user in the member group on your wiki.

Umm no I cant on my wiki. Is that how it is mean to be?

is there a reason I cant make Alanoccv guest a member of my wiki((wikiname == username = link on talk page))? but instead could only make them a "confirmed user"

to be honest, Im not sure why Id want one over the other, but I cant do what the FAQ said I could/should, so its a question? Alanoccv(talk) 16:07, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

[edit | edit source]

I used to have this feature on my old wiki - every time the page was reloaded, the logo would change. On Wikia it was done through JS (the exact code can be seen on another wiki here) and I figured I would just have to change the " .wds-community-header__wordmark img" part, but no matter what I change it to (#p-logo, .mw-wiki-logo, etc) I can't get it to work. Any help would be appreciated, unless it just can't be done here MZD (talk) 11:10, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Manage users (not users rights)[edit | edit source]

I cannot find the "user rights management" page to add users and admins to my wiki. I'm boureocrat and admin myself. Please help. WikiFresno

It's Special:UserRights. Ucronistaw (talk) 15:43, 19 September 2018 (UTC)