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How story be better

Everyone here adds a lot of bad qualities so im been asking tons questions and comments. You or everyone has not answered me. I don't understand

So if you can all write all bad and good why not add

How the story could be better story. --Catfire94 (talk) 23:22, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

@Catfire94: Can you elaborate on what you mean? I'm unable to understand what your question is. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:25, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Change the font of my wiki

Hi, I would like to know how to change the writing font of my wiki (https://fiction.miraheze.org/wiki/). I would like to change it to Trebuchet MS. Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 10:47, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

You can add:
div, html, footer, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
font-family: Trebuchet MS, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
}
to MediaWiki:Common.css. Silicona (talk) 11:16, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Switching from google.com/recaptcha to recaptcha.net/recaptcha?

I would like to request Miraheze to switch reCAPTCHA on registration from www.google.com/recaptcha to www.recaptcha.net/recaptcha instead. According to Google Can I use reCAPTCHA Enterprise globally? , scripts loaded from the two URLs seem to be equivalent. The only difference is that www.google.com is blocked in some areas (yes I mean mainland China) while the latter www.recaptcha.net is globally accessible. As is mentioned in the community noticeboard Community_noticeboard#Miraheze_official_QQ_groups_or_channel, switching to the alternative URL can really make Miraheze more accessible to Chinese users. Thank you! Kanakana (talk) 03:30, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

We actually switched back on purpose from repatcha.net recently due to a bug which made ReCAPTCHA return very low scores to legitimate users which stopped them from registering. If we are able to fix that issue then we’ll migrate back but I do not see that happening for the foreseeable future sadly. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:33, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your response! Alternatively, if ReCAPTCHA is handled by the ConfirmEdit extension, maybe it is possible to modify the code to let the user decide what URL to load ReCAPTCHA from. For example I forked MirahezeMagic to allow users switching between the two with url params ?...&recaptcha_net=true/false (although it is just a proof-of-concept and ugly coded). In this way, normal users will not be bothered and those having connectivity issues can be guided to the workaround (with some notice on that page or in the error message maybe). Kanakana (talk) 09:22, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

TimedMediaHandler - why does it play music like if it was video ?

Hello.

I don't know why, but, when i clik on audio files format on the wiki, it makes appear a little window like if it was a video....

player appareance when it does that (see, no time bar)

little screen popping when clicking on that player

BUT sometimes when i disable the extension, and then re enable it, it play it in the wiki page in the litle player bar... (yeah, the one with the time axis inside it, that does not make appear a little screen when clicking on it, but play it in the little bar... like yeah, if it was music, and not video! (it IS music....)) and then, little time after playing some;;; it makes appear again the little video screen when clicking on the little plyer bar, for all music files...

This makes not navigation simple

there is no parameters that i can change in the config page...(except authorize or not mp4;;;) most of them are hidden and unchangeable by me

maybe i could ask in phabricator ?

But, anyway is there a way to fix it? Brbrbr1mill (talk) 14:41, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Unable to backup my wiki

I'm unable to dump the xml for Scruffy wiki, as posted at T8994. Please could I have a dump of the xml for scruffy.miraheze.org? Rob Kam (talk) 13:52, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Fixed by deleting and restoring one of the pages. --Rob Kam (talk) 23:04, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

i'd like to make a forum page like this one on my wiki, how .?

HELLO, as i said in the title, where can i find the wikicode to make a page like this one ? when i click midify on this page, i find strange lines of codes i d'ont understand.. for example, i'd like to put the system with the button "add a topic" (and i didnt find it in the wikicode so i think it may be some template or something i dont understand... if someone can explain it to me a little, that would be nice!

thanks. Brbrbr1mill (talk) 16:31, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Hello, all you’d need to do is import Community_noticeboard/header from meta. Be sure to include templates (optional) and subpages (definitely better to do, as you most likely wouldn’t wish to manually import all of the subpages). For the “Add topic” one, if you’re referring to the button on the header, it would be InputBox under Parser Hooks. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 19:25, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

How do you make an OOUI Special Page, and a JS toolbox tool?

As per the title, I wish to learn how to make an OOUI special page or a JS tool on the toolbox menu. -- Cheers, Bukkit ( TalkAll Contribs ) 22:41, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

"Enter confirmation code" when linking to external site on mobile editor

Hello! Whenever I embed an external link on a mobile edit, it prompts me for a "Enter confirmation code" box. I'm not sure what confirmation code is referring to, though. When doing the same steps on desktop view, it gives me a reCAPTCHA (v3) challenge instead. Is that normal? Thanks. ImpostorizedSFLS (talk) 12:59, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

This will happen on wikis where you do not have the skipcaptcha right. Here on meta that is in the Autoconfirmed user group, but may vary on other wikis. IAmChaos (talk) 17:45, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
ImpostorizedSFLS, in addition to what IAmChaos has said, if you have asked local administrators to grant you the confirmed user group temporarily, and they've not responded, or do not appear to be recently active, you may request this permission from Stewards at Stewards' noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 17:48, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Users contributions

Hello, how can I see the users' contributions on my wiki? When I search for their nickname and click on "Contributions", it is empty Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 13:49, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

That probably means that user hasn't made any undeleted edits. Go to https://fiction.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/ {{{name}}}, replacing the {{{name}}} with the username. Or try Special:DeletedContributions for deleted edits. IAmChaos (talk) 17:42, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Courtesy ping:@Darkrai18: IAmChaos (talk) 17:43, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Darkrai18, which user? It's quite likely the reason IAmChaos suggests. Dmehus (talk) 17:46, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Football/Soccer wiki. (not self advertising)

I'll be quick, footyworld is a miraheze wiki on the game / players etc. If interested message me on my talk page, here, or send a hello at the wiki. Thank you for your time. SperosDurrell (talk) 21:02, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

A JS snippet I've just imported isn't working

...no matter how much I've tried it out so far, tweaked the code, or purged the cache.

For my conlang dictionary, I decided to bring back a bit of code today from the old Referata version thereof. At this writing, this is how it's shaped up (from my site's Common.js):

/* Leipzig.js (Interlinear system) */
/* Author: B.D. Chauvette */
/* Source: http://bdchauvette.net/leipzig.js/ */
mw.loader.load( '//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/leipzig@latest/dist/leipzig.min.css', 'text/css' );
mw.loader.load( 'https://unpkg.com/leipzig@0.9.0/dist/leipzig.min.js' );
document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function() {
        Leipzig({ spacing: false }).gloss();
      });

As part of a current test run of the Interlinear feature, I'm trying to make my examples look like those at B.D. Chauvette's. So far, though, the raw code has been unable to change as such (although a few early attempts managed to render bold or italic text properly).

So, to @Dmehus: and/or @Silicona: Did I do it the right way, or is something amiss in the structure (especially as far as the last bit is concerned)? (Nominating anyone else in this field here to give me a hand.)

P.S. My site got mentioned minutes ago at phab:T9031 (thanks to recent problems with refreshLinks). Routhwick (talk) 14:07, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Routhwick: unpkg.com is not in the CSP whitelist so won't work without a phab task. Apologies for the rubbish job queue, I hope that's not had too much impact. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 14:13, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: Thanks for the CSP reminder. In that regard, here's the most recent CSP-compatible version:
mw.loader.load('//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/leipzig@latest/dist/leipzig.min.css', 'text/css' );
  mw.loader.load( '//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/leipzig@latest/dist/leipzig.min.js' );
$(function () {
	Leipzig({ spacing: false }).gloss();  }());
Sorry, pre and indents don't mix well. --Routhwick (talk) 14:47, 5 April 2022 (UTC) Fixed up a week later. --Routhwick (talk) 10:23, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
The day after the last reply (last week), I finally got it to work. Valid code follows below:
/* Leipzig.js (Interlinear system) */
/* Author: B.D. Chauvette */
/* Source: http://bdchauvette.net/leipzig.js/ */
mw.loader.load( '//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/leipzig@latest/dist/leipzig.min.css', 'text/css' );
mw.loader.getScript( '//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/leipzig@latest/dist/leipzig.min.js' )
.then(
    function() {
    var glossers = [
    /* After http://bdchauvette.net/leipzig.js/theme/js/examples.js */
    Leipzig({ spacing: false, lastLineFree: false }), // Two-line default--just the gloss
    Leipzig('.ilnr-en', { spacing: false }), // Gloss + EN translation
    Leipzig('.ilnr-rfm-en', { firstLineOrig: true, spacing: false }) // Full package, containing RFM text
  ];
    glossers.forEach(function(glosser) {
      glosser.gloss();
    });
        // Script succeeded. You can use X now.
    },
    function ( e ) {
        // Script failed. X is not available
        mw.log.error( e.message ); // => "Failed to load script"
    }
);
With that out of the way, I leave you with this overview of the local Leipzig.js installation at my creative-venture wiki. Take care!
P.S. Thanks to RegexFunctions being recently disabled per T8866, the Dictionary entries and morpheme tables (among other pages) are not in the best of shape design-wise (e.g. Entry:erumi and its morpheme-table counterpart). Once everything returns to normal, I'll remind you. --Routhwick (talk) 15:55, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

InfoBox not inheriting value of headercolor and headerfontcolor

I've been trying to import the following templates:

https://funkipediamods.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Character

https://funkipediamods.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:ModInfo

When I use the template, it doesn't register the value of the header color and headerfont color. No matter what color is used, it only sticks to one.

I'm not sure if I imported it wrong or if I need to add a certain code to fetch the value on css. FunkipediaFandom (talk) 00:25, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

I changed the colour from hex number to colour name and is working now Template:Character PercyUK (talk) 08:54, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Although I was hoping it was possible to use the hex color codes for it. Could there be a reason as to why the color names work, but not the hex codes? FunkipediaFandom (talk) 14:59, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
To add, I did try the simple hex codes (#000000 and #FFFFFF) which work, but the complex ones (eg. #DBB7FF) do not FunkipediaFandom (talk) 18:45, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
For future reference, I would like to note that a solution was found on Discord where it was necessary to use lowercase letters in the hex code rather than uppercase letters. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:23, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Replace text on articles

Where can you find the text replacement shortcut feature to replace text on articles? I did it a while back but I forgot where to go to make the change happen. If you can, someone please help. Thanks FineLime (talk) 00:46, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

@FineLime: I believe you're seeking ReplaceText, available at Special:ReplaceText on your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:45, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

I need help!

I can't create an account here! Every time I try to create an account it always shows "There are some problem in your input"(what it is actually I have forgotten) and "this value is required". 113.65.229.22 04:12, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Ok, problem found, my fault. I'm from China so I have no access to the google recaptcha.--

Problem with line not appearing

Hello, here is my problem: I wanted to place a line under a title on this page: https://fiction.miraheze.org/wiki/Supergirl
It appears in preview: Preview.PNG;
But when I save the page, it disappears: Result.PNG
Why? Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 12:58, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Interwiki request

For dmlwiki.miraheze.org

Requested Prefix: anothereden

Requested Prefix Link: https://anothereden.miraheze.org/wiki/$1

Forward (Yes/No): No

Transclude (Yes/No): No

Thanks! CrystalClear (talk) 22:38, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Noting that this was actioned many days ago by me by request on Discord. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:47, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Betaheze

Hello! I saw that I have a betaheze account. When I first logged in I was able to log in, but when I logged in a second time it told me the password was wrong, even though I logged in with the same password the first time. Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 19:11, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Now writes "No active login attempt is in progress for your session.". AlPaD (talk) 19:15, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
@AlPaD: I was checking your account's Betaheze CentralAuth and it claims you registered on Betaheze Beta but I see that CentralAuth claims you attached to the wiki rather than created your account which is strange. This will need further inspection but as there's not much need for Betaheze usage outside of SRE, I don't think this should be a huge inconvenience to you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 19:55, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Hello! The account was created automatically and I don't need it. I just wanted to know why it wouldn't let me connect. Thank you! AlPaD (talk) 20:05, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
Nevertheless, based on my conversations with Agent Isai and Universal Omega related to similar issues I'm having, they're leaning towards clearing out the Betaheze user table and just using the same CentralAuth table as Miraheze, as it's clearly not working. Dmehus (talk) 07:07, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Where can I find sitemap?

I want to submit sitemap for this wiki on search-engines. But I can't find the sitemap file. Where I will find the sitemap? And how? খাত্তাব হাসান (talk) 04:09, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

@Agent Isai: Can you help me with this? খাত্তাব হাসান (talk) 15:19, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
You can find the sitemap going to /sitemap.xml on your wiki (for example, for Meta, the sitemap is at https://meta.miraheze.org/sitemap.xml so for your wiki, it'd be at https://sharqedia.ml/sitemap.xml). Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:42, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
@Agent Isai: Thank you so much! খাত্তাব হাসান (talk) 10:46, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Unwanted spacing added and wrong placement within my template

Hello, In this template: Test_Template_11 I am calling a couple other templates. When Test_Template_11 is rendered, there are all these additional spaces there that shouldn't be (why are the tables so tall, with the Language table three times the height of the others?)

Also, on this page that is created using that template Test_Page_2, the values selected in the form appear below the tables (instead of within the tables where they should be), and there is additional spacing below the tables and between the values as well.

How can I get rid of these extra spaces and make the values appear in the tables instead of below them? I didn't have these troubles when I tested on this page different_test_page

Thanks! ParentRatings (talk) 20:40, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

@ParentRatings:

When Test_Template_11 is rendered, there are all these additional spaces there that shouldn't be (why are the tables so tall, with the Language table three times the height of the others?) 

Placing #switch on the next line tells the template to ask the switch likewise. I have adjusted Template:Test Template 11 to hide.

the values selected in the form appear below the tables (instead of within the tables where they should be)

Has the template closed as marked below and the other templates floated down the page?

{{Test Template 11
|Genre(s)=Fantasy
}} <!- HERE ? -->
{{Language Tags
|Bad_Words_Checkbox=No
|Cruel_Language_Checkbox=No
|Sexual_Language_Checkbox=No
|Discussion_of_Mature_Content_Checkbox=Yes
|Discussion_of_Abuse=Brief
|Discussion_of_Criminal_Activity=Occasional
|Language_Notes=These words should appear in a language notes section.
}}
{{Sexual Content Tags
|Mild_Sexual_Content_Checkbox=Yes
|Sexless_Nudity=Brief
|Sexual_Tension=Brief
|Sexual_Content_Checkbox=No
|Sexual_Violence_Checkbox=No
|Sexual_Content_Notes=Notes notes
}}
{{Substance Use Tags
|Substance_Use_Checkbox=Yes
|Alcohol_Use=Brief
|Substance_Related_Content_Checkbox=No
|Substance_Use_Notes=substance notes
}}

PercyUK (talk) 21:25, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for your help!
As per the first problem - thanks for showing me how to edit out those spaces!
The second problem of the values being pushed down the page is perhaps because of the way I created the form for editing this page. You can see that form here. I have created the form to call from different templates so that I can format the "edit with form" page in a way that I really like (which you can see here). I need to call test template 11 first in order to use that template for my new page, but I like having different sections marked with borders during the "edit with form" process.
Is there a way to preserve my formatting on my "edit with form" page while keeping the final page from pushing the content further down the page? ParentRatings (talk) 05:53, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
@PercyUK Nevermind! I figured out how to format my form using html divs instead of separate template calls, so this should fix the issue by letting me just use one template call in my form. Thanks so much for your help! :) ParentRatings (talk) 20:36, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Setting up sister wiki project links (RESOLVED)

I previously posted a question/request but it seems to have disappeared. I have been scrapping some content from Wikipedia for my wiki, and sometimes I run across wikilinks that use the abbreviated sister project format for the link such as: [[s:word|word]], and I am wondering how I can go about setting it up so that it properly formats and links to the external sister project wiki?

For instance, some of the citation templates I have copied over from Wikipedia link to the Encyclopedia Birtianica public domain sister wiki site. I am hoping to make it so the [[s:word|word]] sister site link works as it does on Wikipedia. Any help of guidance would be greatly appreciated. — Mitchell Gore (talk) 18:42, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Mitchell Gore, thank you for your question. This requires requesting a wiki for each sister project wiki. Each wiki must have a clear purpose, scope, and content topic(s) it will write about and be compliant with Content Policy. Once that's done, you can reach out to a global interwiki administrator or a steward to add interwiki prefixes (or interlanguage prefixes) to your wikis' local interwiki tables. Local prefixes can be same as the global interwiki table, but they will override the global configuration. If one of your wikis will be using a central data repository wiki or image repository wiki, there are some other configuration changes that will be required. With regard to the latter, though, we do have Miraheze Commons that is quite useful for this purpose, and we're pretty flexible on copyrighted content used under fair dealing/fair use provisions, so long as it is properly attributed, sourced, the licensing is correct and available, and, indeed, constitutes fair dealing/fair use. Finally, if you will be wanting to transwiki import pages to/from the sister project wikis, you will need to perform a pull request in LocalSettings.php. In terms of interwiki prefixes, though, you may qualify to be a local interwiki administrator. If you are the only active contributor to the wiki (i.e., no other contributors in the past 12 months or so), by Steward convention, we can dispense with the formalities of a local election. Otherwise, you just need to hold a local election, ideally with a local sitenotice, then attend stewards' noticeboard after about seven (7) calendar days to link to your election request. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 18:52, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, but I am not looking at setting up sister wikis themselves. I am simply looking to have the sister inter wiki links work so that (for example) when I copy a passage with a citation from a Wikipedia page that has their [[s:word|word]] interwiki link, it redirects to their sister wiki (i.e. the actual page link like a proper inter wiki links does). – 21:25, 17 April 2022 (UTC) Mitchell Gore (talk) 21:25, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Mitchell Gore, oh okay, that's just adding a prefix to the sister wiki, but I'd need your sister wiki addresses in the format of https://<FULLURL>/wiki/$1 where $1 is the page variable defined in your example. I would also need the prefix to use, as defined by s, in your example, and whether you want to be able scarily transclude pages from the sister wiki on your wiki, or whether you want bots to be able to follow links or return a bad title error. Dmehus (talk) 21:35, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
If you're just looking to cite English Wikipedia, the interlanguage prefixes are coded by default to automatically be enabled for the global interwiki prefixes. In that case, you just code them like this: [[w:simple:Help:Archiving a talk page|Help:Archiving a talk page]], where w is the prefix from the global or local interwiki table on Miraheze, and simple is the ISO language code. So, it's essentially [[prefix:interlanguage-code:page|optional displayed text for the interwiki wikilink]] Dmehus (talk) 21:37, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. I am already using the [[w:word]] for using an external Wikipedia interlink on my wiki.
As to the target sister wiki, the URL is:
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/
But I am not sure how to complete the rest of what you say is needed. This is all coming from the Template:Cite EB1911 I copied over and am using, which is a wrapper of the Template:Cite encyclopedia which I also copied over to my wiki. Mitchell Gore (talk) 22:10, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Mitchell Gore, ah, interlanguage prefixes only work on the same top-level domain, or subdomain, of the given interwiki prefix with which you're working. In this case, the prefix you want is source. If using a non-English Wikisource, you'd combine that with source. The templates you cite are from English Wikipedia, though, so I'm not quite sure what you're trying to do. Which templates on English Wikisource are you trying to link to? Dmehus (talk) 22:17, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
I think I solved it. According to this: Help:Interwiki linking on Wikipedia, the [[s:]] shortcut should invoke the [[wikisource:]] Interwiki linking but doesn't.
So going back into the Template:Cite wikisource/make link and using [[wikisource:]] instead of [[s:]] solves it, and makes the citation template work properly now.
FYI, [[source:]] does not work, but must be [[wikisource:]] to work. Mitchell Gore (talk) 22:44, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

SimpleTooltip causing formatting errors

Hello, Whenever I use tip-text option within a bulleted list, the next bullet is indented. If I used tip-info (with the (i) icon) or do not use simpletooltip the next bulleted item is fine. You can try for yourself on this test page/form I have created by selected option 1 (brief) from the first dropdown and seeing the added indent, which is removed when the first dropdown is anything other than Brief.

Is there a way to remove this improper indent coming from SimpleTooltip?

Thanks! ParentRatings (talk) 20:46, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

D4nny

What is going wrong here? FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 02:21, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

The same is happening here. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 02:38, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
@FatBurn0000: Dear, use <ref name="abc"> insted of <ref name=abc>. I hope, It will help. খাত্তাব হাসান (talk) 19:08, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

Captcha problem

I have a problem now. My worldbox wiki is mainly edited by world box players in mainland China. They usually don't have enough wiki experience. But in order to enrich the content of the wiki, I invited a large number of users from those players' QQ groups to contribute. However, many users have encountered problems when registering, and they will display "this value is required" when registering (however, there is no information about the verification code in the screenshot they sent, and of course some did not encounter the verification code problem), I Hopefully, the image tap verification can be removed, and a Wikipedia-like letter verification code or a simple addition and subtraction verification code can be used.This can help Chinese users Isutan (talk) 04:45, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

@Isutan: Users can e-mail cvt@miraheze.org in order to request that an account be created for them if they are unable to do so themselves. — Chrs (talk) 13:18, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh, is it possible to customize the verification code on the wiki (requires a text answer)? Isutan (talk) 02:19, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
Email doesn't solve anything. A lot of people ignore email. Isutan (talk) 02:21, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
I am one of the victim of the problem, I hope the captcha can be changed to something else ---120.231.135.206 13:03, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

How to add google-site-verification code to my wiki?

How to add google-site-verification code to my wiki?

The <seo metakeywords="first, second" google-site-verification="G-xxxxxxxxx" />

doesn't work, result is:

Error: <seo> tag must contain at least one non-empty attribute. Lalo5555 (talk) 18:46, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

@Lalo5555: Please go to Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-seo and locate the $wgGoogleSiteVerificationKey, in the box insert only the G-xxxxxxxxx without the tag or quotes before and after it. Just the G-xxxxxxxxx. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  22:05, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! Lalo5555 (talk) 22:48, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

How long until category pages update?

My wiki was recently moved over onto Mirahze, as in everything finished moving two days ago, but so far none of the category pages have updated. I've tried using the "purge page" method and clearing my browser's cache as well, but nothing happened. Special Pages such as "Unused files" and "Uncategorized pages" are also not updating. Some pages and files have been added if I've edited them, but I can't go through an null edit thousands of pages just so they appear in their categories.

How long does it take for these pages to update and to list the pages/files that they should? Clarasiir 10:29, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

After imports, MediaWiki tends to not refresh any categories until 3-4 weeks after the import concludes. This is solvable by running refreshLinks.php via the shell in order to fix all categories. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:40, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
I don't understand what to do with that information. Is running a php maintenance script something I can even do? It seems like I would need access to things I don't have access to.
I tried using Windows PowerShell with "$ ssh -p 22 root@examplewiki.com" but all I get are errors saying terms are not recognized. Clarasiir 03:25, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Indeed it is not something you have access to. I was noting that the solution would be for someone with shell access to run the script. Please file a Phabrictor task requesting it be run on your wiki. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:32, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh, I see. I thought you meant that it was my job to do that. I will file a Phabricator request. Clarasiir 03:40, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Unable to read Chinese uncyclopedia on miraheze, what happened?

I’ve tried to read pages expect main page, it said “permission error” message to me, also other miraheze-based uncyclopedia projects are inaccessible, tell me what happened? (Hmm likely those wiki become private bc only members and admins, even only admins to access those wikis. Yage Wu (talk) 08:31, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

It seems like only users in the "Member" group, or administrators can access the wiki. I don't read Chinese, but is there a way to gain member access? IAmChaos (talk) 14:25, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

Conjuring file types

So about Mediawiki#Conjuring file uploads, how/where do you access the exact location of Manual:LocalSettings.php? SecretSpyer (talk) 00:22, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

On Miraheze, most things are done via ManageWiki and not through LocalSettings.php. To enable a file extension, go to Special:ManageWiki/settings -> Media. Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:35, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

日本語で失礼

Mirahezeで構築したWikiで管理者がインターウィキを編集できるようにするにはどうすればいいのでしょうか。 --ナムコォッ! (talk) 06:37, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

User:ナムコォッ!さん:mirahezeではインターウィキ管理者にしかinterwikiを編集することは出来ません。interWiki管理者権限はスチュワードのみが付与可能です。に立候補するには、グローバル編集回数が1000回以上、もしくはこのWikiでの編集回数が500回以上である必要があります。--1108-Kiju/talk 02:32, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

To all users of Extension:Preloader...

Please note that there is an upstream bug (reported on GitLab back in April 2021) wherein <noinclude> and <includeonly> either do not transform at all or, in this contributor's case, remain fully intact in the raw code. A merge/fix was also proposed back then, but has not been acted upon for lack of maintainers. Original co-developer Robchurch all but disappeared from Wikimedia ages ago; later maintainer troyengel's involvement with the extension has been nil for several years; and Wikimedia Phabricator retired bug tracking in early October 2018. (Reported/observed at mw:Topic:Wtumv01tz8qmndq8 [Support desk thread] and w:Special:PermanentLink/1083469433#Transcluding_<noinclude> [Village pump (technical)].)

Special:Version (at least on my wiki) shows @Universal Omega: as the current maintainer of a locally maintained variant last updated on April 2. Perhaps he may see about the patch linked to above and find out what happens next?

P.S. To @Agent Isai:/@Reception123:/@RhinosF1:/@John: Know anyone else on GitLab, or anyone else who tends to extensions on this service? --Routhwick (talk) 15:01, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

We don't use the gitlab version. We use the fork at https://github.com/Universal-Omega/Preloader ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 15:36, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and created a request for Universal Omega to backport it at https://github.com/Universal-Omega/Preloader/pull/4 - anyone can do this though :) ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 15:41, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
After Preloader's upgrade finally went live on Miraheze last weekend, I gave the next template/doc page in my site's queue, {{Find}}, a go--and all in this system is working as well as it should now. Many thanks! --Routhwick (talk) 19:49, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

April 2022 Directors Meeting

Hello all, please see the latest agenda for the April 2022 Board of Director's meeting for Miraheze Limited. Any additional points people would like to raise, please let me know. Thank you, Owen (talk) 19:02, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Please allow pages on real-life people again on the negative reception wikis

Hi there. I was wondering if there was anyway of convincing the owners of Miraheze on changing their minds on allow pages on real-life people on the negative reception wikis? I understand the concern on posting qualities that are merely rumors, but information that is backed up with sources should be fine imo. If there could be pages on studios/companies and networks, then I don't see why there would be a problem with individuals because there are many examples with sources on how certain people lead to a downfall of a particular show, game, movie, etc. I feel like people should have the right to know about people who affected a property negatively because they would find it interesting. Sure, there are people that are toxic and could send death threats to these people, but that's why I think that a disclaimer should be added to these pages so users don't get any ideas on attacking others. I want to be in a safe community as much as the next guy, but I see this as a form of censorship. This policy is no better than YouTube removing the dislike counter on their videos. Please think it over and change the policy. Sofaking we todd it (talk) 03:28, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Please note that Miraheze has no "owners" in a traditional sense of "overall control over everything." All policies are approved by the community as in the case of the Content Policy which was ratified by a Request for Comments. There is no blanket ban on these types of wikis but it is up to each wiki creator to determine if a certain wiki request will violate the Content Policy. If you have any complaints about this policy, please get consensus from the community to change these policies as there is nothing a one single person can do to change this. Thanks. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:39, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
@Sofaking we todd it: Unfortunately, we aren't allowing any pages negatively on people or celebrities, and there is nothing that will convince us to change our minds. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 10:25, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

something weird is happening

In a wiki i'm a mod in, the LGBTA wiki, I have learned of a weird error that occurs in some cases of opening the page where it redirects me to somewhere known as lgbtqia.wiki.

It seems to do this when i open a page via search, use the random page button, or after doing a edit(replying to something in a talk page does not count for some reason).

Any way to fix this? The Triple Trouble Collective (talk) 03:38, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

This was a change requested by your wiki's bureaucrat, Jeb, a while ago on Discord. The wiki is the same, it's just using a custom domain versus the normal .miraheze.org domain we provide. Agent Isai Talk to me! 03:40, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh.
In my defense, I didn't know that. The Triple Trouble Collective (talk) 05:31, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
The Triple Trouble Collective, oh, that's Yes check.svg no problem at all. It's a good question, and likely other users will have the same, or a similar, question as you. :) Dmehus (talk) 05:34, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Customized gallery in a precise way?

Hello, I would like to know how to organize a kind of "gallery" of characters a bit like here: https://jojowiki.com/Phantom_Blood#Characters Thanks in advance. Darkrai18 (talk) 16:36, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

@Darkrai18: The source code is too complex on jojowiki to copy. So had a look around Fandom and found a basic charbox that could be modified - remove/move border, background colour, etc. I have created an example on the Test Wiki PercyUK (talk) 21:31, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
@PercyUK: Thanks a lot, I'll check it out tomorrow. Darkrai18 (talk) 21:42, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Does Miraheze have any policy regarding apparent impersonation of a famous person?

In reference to this User talk post on All The Tropes, does Miraheze have any policy regarding apparent impersonation of a famous person?

(All The Tropes's policy is informal and implied at the moment: "Don't." We're in the process of writing it out explicitly.) Robkelk (talk) 12:48, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

@Robkelk: As it stands, the Username Policy itself only prohibits "Usernames that are deliberately similar to other usernames in the possible scope of impersonation", so impersonating a real-life person that doesn't have a 'username' wouldn't seem to fall under the current global policy. However, I'd say that in a case of real life impersonation where the user is actually claiming to be that famous person a notice or warning could probably be issued to invite them to change their username as to not cause confusion, but it's probably best for a Steward to do that since it's a bit unusual. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:51, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
@Robkelk: My input from Steward PoV is that Reception is correct, and it's something that should only be pushed when an actual claim of association is made especially if the username is not very formal and muddied with extra words as is the case here. You could even treat the reported name as a sentence, rather than a 'claim' to the name. Minimal intervention is preferred where faith can be given. --Raidarr (talk) 11:39, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Understood, and thank you both. --Robkelk (talk) 12:30, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Anyone helps me?

I'm a user from China. Everytime when I attempt to create an account, it always goes "There are some problems in your imput" and "This value is required". I just... Don't know what "problems" I do have or what "this value" mean! 223.73.115.1 08:22, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Please email cvt(at)miraheze.org with your desired username, and we can get you set up in that way. --Raidarr (talk) 08:40, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

How to do span classes like how enwiki does class sysop-show?

So basically I copied the section of text from wikipedia:MediaWiki:Group-sysop.css and than changed the word sysop to (example) but when doing <span class="(example)-show"> on a page, it just showed up for both me and for my alt, who I did not put in the user group. I imagine that I am missing some step that should be obvious to me, but can't quite figure it out. Any help? tia --IAC (talk) 08:35, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Edit: Yes I did add </span> , didnt leave it open and incase it matters I didnt have parenthesis in the actual word, was just using a placeholder here. --IAC (talk) 08:36, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Update: I would even just accept any way to show content to only a group that has opted in. I don't care if it's the same way that enwiki does, I just thought that would be easy since someones already done the work there. --IAC (talk) 08:48, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
I could try helping you with this if you want? Pretty sure I might have fiddled with this before myself. Hypercane (talk) 19:37, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
Actually, from what I've tested, it may be because you did not put something like this in your MediaWiki:Common.css. My example is at the bottom of it for clarity. Hypercane (talk) 19:51, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
@Hypercane Thank you so much! Of course it's not gonna hide if it's not set to be hidden. Thanks! --IAC (talk) 11:17, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
You're welcome, glad to have helped! Hypercane (talk) 11:36, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

About Discord

I can't get into Miraheze's Discord server from the URL in Discord. Maybe the URL has expired? --ナムコォッ! (talk) 10:38, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Tested, the invite is in order. I'm not sure what the issue is I'm afraid, aside from connections to Discord perhaps being blocked locally. We may be able to troubleshoot depending on the error/issue you have. --Raidarr (talk) 11:25, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Miraheze.org/discord should point to a working invite. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 12:37, 3 May 2022 (UTC)