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    Background on wiki has gone away, what are the settings to get it back?

    On my private wiki using the Cosmos skin, I had an image as the background yesterday, one that fitted the screen and stayed still as you scrolled down. I don't know what happened or which setting I chose to get it like this, nor do I know what I changed that made it go away. I have tried every combination of settings, auto, contain, cover, repeat unchecked, repeat checked, fixed unchecked, fixed checked, and it hasn't come back. I've refreshed my browser many times and nothing has changed.

    https://imgur.com/a/uMYAXNu This is what it looked like yesterday and what I'd like it to keep looking like. The uploaded background, for context, is simply Background.jpg. It filled the background and stayed still as the page scrolled. I want to start over and would like to know how I would get it back like this. Bonbonyoshi (talk) 22:09, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

    I don't mean to bug anyone, but I really need help with this. Bonbonyoshi (talk) 15:35, 8 December 2022 (UTC)
    Nevermind, I fixed it. Please disregard this. Bonbonyoshi (talk) 20:38, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

    Question about current restoration (Dec 2022)

    I have a few questions about the recent "Take Action" notice. The background is that we are a local history society which had, over 2022 extensively revised our wiki both as regards content and format, I took over as "admin" in March 2022 (and it appears all the backups made prior to that were pdf's).

    First: I have looked on archive.org and I see no sign of any August 2022 back-up - does that mean our wiki is not one of those for which this back-up is available? (the most recent one is from before we made very extensive changes and seems incomplete).

    Second: given the huge effort it will need to redo the updates from the October 2021 back-up date, we have decided to leave our wiki offline - if we did restore back to Oct '21 will an attempt still be made to restore it as it was when the disk error occurred?

    Third: the previous "admin" (I am not in communication with him and have very limited "legacy" notes) seems to have "(made the wiki) private from Special:ManageWiki/core, then give(n) to read right(s) to the user group in Special:ManageWiki/permissions/user". Does this mean we have any back-up at all?

    Hooligan2 (talk) 19:52, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

    On your third point: that may be the reason that there are no newer backups for that wiki. While not really private, because everyone can read it, the software making the backups is likely only looking for the private option in ManageWiki, and excluding from archive.org backups if set.
    As for your second point: I guess yes, it's still technically possible to restore that wiki to its state previous to the disk failure if data recovery is successful, even if the wiki is restored back to the October 2021 version. OrangeStar (talk) 20:14, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
    Hello again, I've tried to view a public wiki I use on archive.org, but the Dream Fiction wiki seems to only have the Main Page archived there (https://web.archive.org/web/20221108091213/https://dreamfiction.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page), is there something more to this or do the public wikis only have their Main Page archived there? Freighttrain (talk) 09:25, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    That's the wayback machine, if your wiki has been backed up on archive.org it will be on a collection. In the case of dreamfiction.miraheze.org, it will be in this link (which, by the way, it has been backed up and it's there. The backup is dated 2022-06-26). OrangeStar (talk) 11:17, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Ok so if I wanted to use Phabricator to recreate a wiki, then when the servers come back from repair and have that wiki as it was just before the problem last month, and I want to use the server copy of that wiki instead, how would I go about making it so that the server copy of that wiki is the one that is in use? Freighttrain (talk) 11:38, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Just open a Phabricator ticket and they'll let you know what to do. Keep in mind we don't know whether data recovery will be successful or not. OrangeStar (talk) 11:44, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Though do you know if it is a simple process to put back up the server copy of the wiki, in place of the Phabricator recreated one? Freighttrain (talk) 11:50, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    No, I don't know, sorry. OrangeStar (talk) 11:53, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Who can I contact here about this, without opening a ticket on Phabricator? Freighttrain (talk) 11:55, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Go to the talkpage of one of the users listed at Tech:SRE Volunteers. OrangeStar (talk) 11:57, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

    Request to delete the phabricator account related to this account (not the miraheze account itself!)

    Hi, I am requesting to delete my phabricator account so that I can create a new one and submit a wiki rebuild request. The old account cannot be used because I filled in a wrong email address when registering, which made me unable to receive the login verification email. Please do not delete the miraheze account itself. Thanks! ShriekingSouls (Email me) 03:50, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

    What kind of changes do we need to du since all wikis have been migrated

    Do we need to do anything now after the migration? Servcenter (talk) 08:03, 6 December 2022 (UTC)

    The migration process requires nothing from users. Should be good unless there's an issue. --Raidarr (talk) 13:47, 6 December 2022 (UTC)
    None, although if you're missing files, you may use Phabicator. Spencers (talk) 23:37, 6 December 2022 (UTC)

    Hello, what's update on db141 but i just explain about inactive during db141 outrage

    Even there's no ETA for fixing db141


    Does companyball wiki and other wikis might delete due to inactive? during db141 issue? ★Giovanna/Xiaochan★ (talk) 04:15, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

    I hope not. I definitely don't want Webkinz Guide to get deleted. I really hope this issue gets fixed at some point. Buzzfan120 (talk) 05:07, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Yes i agree ★Giovanna/Xiaochan★ (talk) 10:35, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    No. We suspended the dormancy script for all those wikis. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:53, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Ok thanks for info ★Giovanna/Xiaochan★ (talk) 18:43, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

    It's not clear how to grant checkusers and oversights locally

    I am the founder and bureaucrat of theredpionnerwiki. These days I'm looking for ways to grant checkusers and oversights locally, but while I spent some time looking at the documentation on Meta, I couldn't find the exact way to apply.

    On the page, it says that granting these permissions requires consensus in the local community and that the conditions of "Stewards" need to be met. At the same time, to apply for Oversights, there must be two Oversights locally at the same time - but there is no second candidate (other than me) on my wiki who meets the requirements (if I'm not mistaken, the requirement is that 1,000 edits must be made). Not many people on my wiki are involved in editing, and many of the users who used to be involved in editing are no longer active. This means that our "consensus" may not consist of the will of many people.

    So my questions are:

    1. Do I have to wait until the wiki has two eligible candidates before I can apply for a local grant to Oversights?
    2. Can I get Checkusers permission now (as this seems necessary for my wiki)?

    Thanks. Creeper19472 (talk) 04:20, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

    1. Yes, this is because the Checkuser and Oversight logs are not public, so at least 2 of them must be there to check each other's actions and prevent abuse.
    2. If you don't have people in those local roles, Stewards act as Checkusers and Oversighters for your wiki. To request a Checkuser, see the relevant section at Stewards' noticeboard. There's no way around a local election, if you were wondering that
    Only the consensus of those who remain in your wiki matter, so the thoughts of those who have left are technically irrelevant for an election for these roles. If you can't find another person to nominate for Oversight, I'm afraid no local Oversighters are allowed.
    There's also a little more to the requirements, namely that they must sign an NDA with the Board, so board members will know your real identity, if that's a concern. The election must also at least take as long as the one for Steward, so it must be open to community input for at least 7 days, and at least 20 people must have participated.
    As for how to apply, it should look like any other election for local roles, except with maybe letting Stewards know that such an election is taking place. Look at Meta:Requests for permissions and Requests for Stewardship if you need some inspiration. OrangeStar (talk) 11:31, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    The demonstration of proof for necessity is very high for CheckUser (and oversight): you need to be very clear a) why you need it and why b) it cannot simply be used through trusted avenues, ie, in dealing with standard abuse which Stewards will help with regardless. This is why it is made deliberately just about impossible for wikis that cannot produce a meaningful local election (that isn't just the original person saying "I want it and I agree"), why it requires at least two people by convention (establishing accountability and community scale), and why it also requires an NDA. These rights are among the most sensitive tools a user could access on the platform. It is unlikely you, the sole operator of a very small premise, would be seen has having sufficient need for these rights to be resigned irrespective of the steps you take to deal with prerequisites at a technical level. Nobody has acquired these rights so far who wasn't also a Steward (or in rarer cases SRE/Trust and Safety), which is likely why some of the language is not perfectly updated (ie, the two-person convention between CU and OS). --Raidarr (talk) 13:59, 7 December 2022 (UTC)
    Stewards are the only ones who may grant the rights. We will never allow a bureaucrat to grant these. The CheckUser page now reflects the requirements for the role. You must have two eligible candidates who meet the 20+ votes/80% support ratio requirement for both CheckUser and Oversight along with an NDA. Stewards also hold ultimate discretion in whether they are comfortable in appointing a CheckUser/Oversighter or not and if the need is not properly demonstrated, Stewards may refuse to grant the right. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:51, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

    Technical and design issues with wiki

    I'm sorry about last time, but this time I really can't figure out what's going on with this on my own.

    On my wiki, I'm having issues with the logo, favicon, and the search bar. I've uploaded correct files and pointed to them in the settings, but the logo is only coming up with the wiki title instead of the small icon I want to replace the honeycomb and there is no favicon at all. I've refreshed my browser and nothing changes. I'm also having trouble with the search bar. No matter what I put, even the exact title of a page that exists, it only says 'Search for pages containing (title)'. My wiki is private but I could make it unprivate if it's needed. https://crystalevening.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page Bonbonyoshi (talk) 21:03, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

    I have figured out the first two problems, but I don't know why nothing is appearing on my search bar, even Main Page won't come up. I feel like I won't be able to edit efficiently or let this wiki be available to the public to read until this is sorted out. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong, other wikis using the Cosmos skin let me search their pages fine, but mine doesn't and I don't know what extension I have or haven't enabled or disabled to cause this. Please help me, I don't know much about how the extensions work and I feel really lost. This is an example of what's going on. https://imgur.com/YvAPQtP Bonbonyoshi (talk) 22:15, 8 December 2022 (UTC)
    I found out the search is working fine for me on mobile and even desktop mode on mobile, but not on desktop. I feel like some other extension needs to be turned on or off, there's search ones in Cosmos but they talk about a $ thing that I can't find in any tab or extension. I'm feeling really lost and impeded by this and I can't really keep editing my wki until someone knows how to fix it. Bonbonyoshi (talk) 07:55, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
    People here can't really do anything if a wiki is private, as we can't see anything other than the main page. It may just be the server slowing down for a bit when returning search results, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Try searching for other pages in the wiki and see if they show up on the search bar. OrangeStar (talk) 11:44, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
    As soon as I make the wiki public, the search bar starts working again. But when I make it private, it doesn't display anything. I guess I'll have to keep it public. Bonbonyoshi (talk) 14:55, 9 December 2022 (UTC)

    List of fonts on Miraheze

    Is there a complete list of fonts on Miraheze? Thanks. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 21:08, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

    No, but at least on Meta (and at least on my browser) the following fonts are used:
    • sans-serif
    • Sans
    • Linux Libertine
    • Georgia
    • Times
    • serif
    • monospace
    • Comic Sans MS
    • DejaVu Serif
    • Cambria
    • Palatino
    • High Tower Text
    (see Special:Permalink/289415 if you want to see them in action)
    As the list of fonts can be modified by extensions like mw:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector and custom CSS, it's very hard to compile a list of all possible fonts on Miraheze wikis. OrangeStar (talk) 21:46, 8 December 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 22:00, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

    MediaWiki 1.39

    I was looking at the MW 1.39 release notes and I just realized they're going to add automatic temp-account creation (background on this feature). Is this going to be enabled in Miraheze? OrangeStar (talk) 19:04, 9 December 2022 (UTC)

    It will not as it's experimental. I discussed this with CosmicAlpha who told me we won't be enabling it for now. I don't know if we'll consider it in the future though. Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:50, 9 December 2022 (UTC)

    When you create an account on Miraheze, do you get an email?

    I am planning on creating an account. I just want to know if you get an email from Miraheze when you create it or not. This is not in the FAQ and the FAQ tells me that I should ask this question here. 2001:8003:B1B8:BF00:8C1D:D001:845E:4D5F 06:35, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

    I will tell you when I get an account. 2001:8003:B1B8:BF00:8C1D:D001:845E:4D5F 06:40, 10 December 2022 (UTC)
    You mean email verification? ★Giovanna/Xiaochan★ (talk) 09:59, 10 December 2022 (UTC)
    Miraheze never told me that. 1.158.238.102 10:39, 10 December 2022 (UTC) I am 2001:8003:B1B8:BF00::/64, my IP changed.
    You can optionally put your email when registering (or at any moment after registering). If you put it, you'll receive an email to confirm that account is indeed yours. Once added, you can email other users who also have email and will be able to reset your password if you ever forget it/lose it. OrangeStar (talk) 12:31, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

    How can I find out the usernames of the admins of a wiki I was using, that was on one of the problem servers?

    Hi, I want to contact the admins of a wiki I was using so that I can know whether they're planning to recreate it on Phabricator, or just wait until the servers come back before deciding what to do, the wiki is dreamfiction.miraheze. Freighttrain (talk) 13:59, 11 December 2022 (UTC)

    You can find it by going to Special:RequestWikiQueue, input the database name and set status to approved, that will tell you at least who requested the wiki. The database name is the subdomain + wiki, in case of dreamfiction it's dreamfictionwiki. The requestor for that wiki was FlegSlaviraheze and the wiki request was Special:RequestWikiQueue/14612. OrangeStar (talk) 14:29, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    Ok thanks again, I'll message him on his discussion page. Freighttrain (talk) 16:20, 11 December 2022 (UTC)

    How can I make page's name that include "_" and "[]"?

    I tried to create a document to explain the names that contain "_" and "[]", but I couldn't find it in my ability. Could you tell me about the extension function or additional settings that make the document title include "_" and "[]"? Prkmora (talk) 14:38, 1 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Prkmora Hello there, you can't do this, it is not possible because it will return a "bad title" error. Click here: https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Community%5Bnoticeboard to confirm. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  16:39, 6 December 2022 (UTC)
    you may be interested in the {{DISPLAYTITLE}} magic word, see mw:Magic words#DISPLAYTITLE Sobsz (talk) 15:11, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

    Request for modifying 2 wikis' local interwiki tables

    @Ugochimobi? Ora & D (talk) 09:15, 6 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Ora & D Hello there! Thank you for pinging me, this is now Yes check.svg Done. Sorry for getting to it a little bit late. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  10:35, 6 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi I apologize. I've made a few changes & added one of the restored db141 wikis. One last time:

    (1) daria.miraheze.org

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    cv https://comicvine.gamespot.com/w/$1/ Yes No
    mh:s https://super.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 Yes No
    mh:sv https://smallville.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 Yes No
    imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/$1 Yes No
    name https://www.imdb.com/name/$1 Yes No
    event https://www.imdb.com/event/$1 Yes No


    (2) smallville.miraheze.org

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    cv https://comicvine.gamespot.com/w/$1/ Yes No
    mh:a https://daria.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 Yes No
    mh:s https://super.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 Yes No
    imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/$1 Yes No
    name https://www.imdb.com/name/$1 Yes No
    event https://www.imdb.com/event/$1 Yes No


    (3) super.miraheze.org

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    cv https://comicvine.gamespot.com/w/$1/ Yes No
    mh:a https://daria.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 Yes No
    mh:sv https://smallville.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 Yes No
    imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/$1 Yes No
    name https://www.imdb.com/name/$1 Yes No
    event https://www.imdb.com/event/$1 Yes No

    Thank you. Ora & D (talk) 14:18, 7 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Universal Omega? Ora & D (talk) 09:23, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Agent Isai? Ora & D (talk) 07:35, 10 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi? Ora & D (talk) 07:40, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    😕 Ora & D (talk)
    Someone will eventually add the modifications you want, please be patient. OrangeStar (talk) 17:11, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    If it's too much trouble, let me modify it myself. I shouldn't have to beg. Ora & D (talk) 17:37, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi? Anyone? We can see you're active. Ora & D (talk) 12:08, 13 December 2022 (UTC)
    Hello @Ora & D Sorry for the pings I missed. But you shouldn't have done this, I mean, deleting the former request I attended to and replacing it with this new one. You should have created a new thread for this new request as this thread has already gone far inside the noticeboard. Please take note of this in the future. However, you can not have the mh:a and mh:sv prefixes because mh:<wikisubdomain> is already a miraheze pseudo interwiki prefix which can be used for any Miraheze wiki in that pattern. For example, I can like to the daria.miraheze.org wiki by doing [[mh:daria|]] which would link to the wiki as observed here. So those two would be X mark.svg Not done.
    Also, for the previous request you made, is it that you no longer want those previous prefixes? Do you prefer I delete those previously requested prefixes and add the once you requested now?
    Lastly, I hope you're aware that cv, sv, and tt prefixes are interlanguage prefixes and not normal interwiki prefixes? --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  08:34, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi The new prefixes should replace the previous ones. It's only local, what's the harm? These are small wikis (less than 5 active users) and we know what we do. We need short prefixes for highly-used sites. We're aware some of them are interlanguage prefixes, we'll use :. Ora & D (talk) 08:49, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ora & D Great! But apart from the fact that mh: is a miraheze pseudo interwiki prefix, you also can not have something-colon-something or something-period-something as a prefix for interwiki. So in a nutshell, you can not have punctuations added to prefixes. It is not a limitation set by the community or administrators, it is a limitation from the Extension:Interwiki. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:03, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ora & D So should I add the sv, s and a prefixes without the mh: prefix? or add them like mhsv, mhs and mha? --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:18, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    The goal is for a/s/sv to be displayed like internal links (title vs. prefix:title), otherwise we'll have to add | in every use. Ora & D (talk) 09:30, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    That is exactly what the interwiki prefix does. I think you should explain better. Because the above is pretty unclear to me. If I add the a prefix and you want to link to a page named PAGE, then you'll add it like a:PAGE, if you want the displayed text to be different then you add a pipe charater | the usual way.
    Plus, from what you did above can you see that the a link is linking to a.miraheze.org? because that's how it has been set to work. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:36, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi [[mh:prefix:title]] → title; [[prefix:title]] → prefix:title. See? Ora & D (talk) 09:40, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ora & D Oh this is not your wiki, for example when I set the prefix: prefix on dariawiki, you'd see that it would link properly. This is metawiki, the reason the prefix: prefix is showing a redlink here is because metawiki doesn't have the prefix: prefix on its interwiki table. Do you understand? --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  11:43, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi Ignore the color. Let's try a different example: [[mh:gratisdata:title]] → title; [[d:title]] → d:title. Ora & D (talk) 11:57, 14 December 2022 (UTC)
    Yes, that works, but I don't get the message? --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  16:14, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

    How do I enable Edit and Edit Source Tab together

    Is like that, I add the VisualEditor extensions, and set up ($wgVisualEditorEnableWikitext), ($wgVisualEditorUseSingleEditTab) is true,

    Also "Use the wikitext mode inside the visual editor" and "Enable the editing two Toolbar" in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing options are checked

    but in the Tab menu above the normal page, only "Edit Source(编辑源代码 in zh-cn Language)" is displayed...

    So, what do I have to do to get the "Edit(编辑)" and the "Edit Source(编辑源代码)" right? Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 18:12, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

    Try setting $wgVisualEditorUseSingleEditTab to false. OrangeStar (talk) 18:59, 10 December 2022 (UTC)
    I tried that but doesn't works...
    but the weird thing is to add to the address bar:?veaction=edit, the Visual Editor is works. Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 01:24, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    I'm unable to reproduce what's happening to your wiki, please try disabling and re-enabling the extension. OrangeStar (talk) 21:53, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    No, it's settled now, but thanks for the advice! Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 02:04, 13 December 2022 (UTC)

    Request to add some Interwiki data

    Can Stewards please add the following InterWiki data to Unreal_Neo Encyclopedia(unrealneo.miraheze.org)?

    Like This.

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    mario https://www.mariowiki.com/$1 yes no
    ac https://nookipedia.com/wiki/$1 yes no
    kirby https://wikirby.com/wiki/$1 yes no
    sonic https://sonic.wiki/wiki/$1 yes no

    Thanks! Sucrose Fans Rosalina129 18:38, 10 December 2022 (UTC)

    Hello @Rosalina129, this is now Yes check.svg Done. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  11:32, 13 December 2022 (UTC)

    Deleting a wiki

    How do I immediately delete my wiki if I don't want to use the wiki? VolnyiLev (talk) 04:40, 11 December 2022 (UTC)

    If you are a bureaucrat, or a user that possesses the ManageWiki permission, you can close your wiki by going to Special:ManageWiki/core on your wiki. You can click the box labeled Closed. Your wiki will then become uneditable. After a period of time, members of the SRE team will run the deletion script for all closed wikis, and your wiki will be permanently deleted. As an alternative, if you wish to keep the wiki's content, but not allow it to be visible to the public, you can go to the above location, and check the box labeled Private. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 08:27, 11 December 2022 (UTC)
    You can request that the wiki be deleted on the Stewards' noticeboard. Tali64³ (talk) 20:16, 15 December 2022 (UTC)
    Do you have bureaucrat rights on the wiki?Thank you. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 23:06, 15 December 2022 (UTC)

    Can Someone Help?

    About the chinese version of Uncyclopedia, Can I have User groups in there? I just wan't edit some political articles, and I just wan't to finish it. Guest278 (talk) 08:03, 13 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Guest278 If you're referring to having a right in the wiki, then I think it's best you request a permission in the wiki, when you do so, an administrator or a crat should be able to action your request appropriately. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  08:38, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

    db141 Waiting

    If one opts to wait to see if the data can be recovered, will there be a notification sent out or do I just need to keep checking every day and seeing if anything's changed? Columbiabritannica (talk) 18:42, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

    Check Tech:SRE noticeboard for latest updates ★Commander Xiaochan from Vaud★ (talk) 23:29, 14 December 2022 (UTC)

    Infobox help

    Hi everyone! I know nearly nothing about wiki coding, and I want to add a country infobox to my wiki. Can anyone provide help? Thank you! CoolJames (talk) 14:37, 15 December 2022 (UTC)

    I use the Wikipedia infobox system. It is like an empty table and just needs adding the wanted rows of information. I can create an infobox for you if can list the information that you want to include. PercyUK (talk)

    Question regarding fair dealing law and Youtube screenshots

    I'm unsure if it is acceptable under British law to use a screenshot of a Youtube video or a screenshot of a Youtube channel's homepage, in the context of an encyclopedic article about that channel. Can anyone shed some light? Dimpizzy (talk) 14:40, 15 December 2022 (UTC)

    The thing with copyright law exceptions (and copyright law in general) is that they're very open to interpretation. No-one can for sure say "yes this is allowed" without going through a court case that could take years to finish.
    Fair dealing allows use of a work if they meet at least one of these 5 conditions:
    • Research and study.
    • Criticism or review.
    • Reporting of current events.
    • Parody, caricature and pastiche.
    • Quotation, which is one of the more vague ones. It allows usage for "criticism, review or otherwise".
    However, my personal recommendation is to not even try to use works under fair dealing if you're not 100% sure. There's always the option of just sending the youtuber in question an email asking if you can use parts of their work. Sometimes asking the individual whose work you want to use is the easiest way. OrangeStar (talk) 15:08, 15 December 2022 (UTC)
    Ok thank you. I'll look further into the "quotation" condition because at first glance it seems to cover it. I may use your suggestion to ask them directly as well. Thanks again. Dimpizzy (talk) 15:17, 15 December 2022 (UTC)

    How to add two new functions to our wiki?

    Our wiki now needs to add the following two functions:

    1. Reply function on the talk page
    2. SecurePoll. To make voting safer and more convenient

    Hope to be able to help, thank you! 面朝大海 春暖花开 (☎️ 📧) 14:10, 16 December 2022 (UTC)

    To enable the first one, go to Special:ManageWiki/extensions -> Other -> Discussion tools. You may need to enable Linter first and refresh the page before you can enable Discussion tools.
    As for SecurePoll, it is not possible to use it at the moment as it leaks personal information. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:21, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for your answer! 面朝大海 春暖花开 (☎️ 📧) 14:29, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Excuse me, can you tell me how to enable Linter? 面朝大海 春暖花开 (☎️ 📧) 14:43, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    It should be available in the same page, in the "Special pages" tab. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:56, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Ok, thanks for your reply, I've done it. But how can I also have this function in the main space of a certain namespace? 面朝大海 春暖花开 (☎️ 📧) 15:03, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Discussion tools only works on talk pages, like "Talk:", "User talk:" "Project talk:" and so on. It doesn't work on other namespaces. OrangeStar (talk) 16:41, 16 December 2022 (UTC)

    How to change Daylight saving time (DST) ?

    Hello. I'm in France and I wanna know where I can change the Daylight saving time (DST). Actually, my timezone is Europe/Paris but it's 22:00 instead of 23:00. How can I change this ? Tite Melina (talk) 22:38, 16 December 2022 (UTC)

    It can be done from Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-localisation on your wiki. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 23:55, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Mmh, I'm sorry but I can't found where. There is only "Timezone" (Europe/Paris), and some check boxes (American Dates - unchecked, Minerva Always Show Language Button - checked), Enable per page language - unchecked). Nothing about DST =/
    Even if timezone is set on Europe/Paris, the hour is the summer hour, not winter hour Tite Melina (talk) 12:16, 17 December 2022 (UTC)
    OK.Can you show me a link of your wiki?I'll check out. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 14:11, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks. My wiki is ddlv.miraheze.org. Be careful, it's a french wiki. Tite Melina (talk) 19:53, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
    Probably mediawiki doesn't have settings like "winter hour" in first place.I am sorry that I can not be a help by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 03:15, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    Request for adding interwiki entries

    smallvillewiki
    superwiki
    dariawiki
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    issn https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/$1 No No
    isbn https://isbnsearch.org/isbn/$1 No No
    comicvine https://comicvine.gamespot.com/w/$1/ Yes No
    goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/$1 No No
    lego https://www.lego.com/product/$1 No No
    annie https://annieawards.org/legacy/$1-annie-awards No No
    tvtropes https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/$1 No No
    transcripts https://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?$1 No No
    DVD https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/DVD-DVD/$1 No No
    bluray https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Blu-ray-Blu-ray/$1 No No

    Ora & D (talk) 19:59, 19 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Ora & D Hello there, I did for dariawiki and superwiki only as smallvillewiki is currently affected by db141 issues which would be over soon. I'd do for smallvillewiki when it's back online. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  22:20, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you! Ora & D (talk) 04:36, 20 December 2022 (UTC)
    I've made a mistake: lego URL should be: https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/$1. Ora & D (talk) 06:57, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    +1:

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    discogs https://www.discogs.com/release/$1 No No

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I'd do it myself if I could. Ora & D (talk) 09:33, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Ora & D Yes check.svg Done, Please have it in mind that you ain't inconveniencing me :) --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  21:23, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    Yoshipedia and Wariopedia still listed under database maintenance

    Yoshipedia and Wariopedia, for some reason, are still listed as being under database maintenace; does anyone know why this is? Bawitdaba (talk) 20:10, 19 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Bawitdaba Hello there, just to elaborate on the notice given on the wikis "We have been able to restore the data from the original db141 disks and will use that to restore this wiki. We will then merge all new edits back into your wiki." and also on the SRE noticeboard. Please visit the Tech:SRE noticeboard for more information.
    If you're on our discord server, you would also find useful information on our anouncement channel and cool gist on the #general channel. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  22:09, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi: Are they required to be merged back into Mariopedia or will they remain separate? Either or, as long as the work is safe, it should be fine. I was unaware that this also applied to spinoff wikis. Mariopedia's community did agree to spinoffs (see here), but they are more invested in Mariopedia itself, so there is that, and I already run a lot of wikis. Bawitdaba (talk) 22:20, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
    I was also going to note that, while I do see why Yoshipedia and Wariopedia being reintegrated into Mariopedia, I worry about this setting a precedent or what some may deem a justification of merging all Mario wikis into a single one. For instance, I've been running DKpedia since about June, months before the database outage, and DMM founded Luigi's Mansion Wiki some time in February.
    Either way I'm sorry if I split off the mini-wikis, if it was seen as an inconvenience to Miraheze or if it seemed like me going back on when I said I would not do any more wiki creation requests (hence why I asked DarkMatterMan if he wanted to create them or asked via consensus). I promoted DMM to bureaucrat on both wikis, like he was on Mariopedia, and would have handed out other promotions accordingly as well (I am a bureaucrat on Mariopedia), something that I did to MontyMoleLoreMaster when he joined Yoshipedia (although he was not admin on the original wiki). Bawitdaba (talk) 22:44, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
    After giving it some thought I decided to open a Phabricator task requesting reopening of the wikis as fully reintegrating them had not been decided by the community Bawitdaba (talk) 01:37, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    Do not restore "scratches.miraheze.org"

    I don't want "scratches.miraheze.org" restored. Is there any solution? Funa-enpitutalk/Posting Record) 06:20, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    I don't undersatnd why you wouldn't like to restore it and what you'd like to do.Moving data to another wiki?Please use Special:Requestwiki if so. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 08:25, 20 December 2022 (UTC)
    Exactly the same as the description in the section below. Funa-enpitutalk/Posting Record) 10:54, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    db141 restore

    smallvillewiki: Pleade do not restore the data from the original db141 disks. We have taken a new path. A merge would be an unwanted mess. Ora & D (talk) 08:48, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    Request for feedback: Restricting ability to modify certain core groups without assistance

    A perennial issue which pops up every few weeks (both on Discord and on wiki) is someone reporting that they've deleted the bureaucrat or administrator group and have now lost their access to ManageWiki or even worse, locked themselves out of their wiki (in private wikis, it is actually completely possible to 100% lock yourself out if you delete the administrator group). In fact, if you look on the Stewards' noticeboard right now, you'll find 2 requests asking for the bureaucrat group to be recreated because the bureaucrat accidentally deleted the bureaucrat group.

    As such, SRE wants users opinions on potentially restricting bureaucrat's ability to delete the bureaucrat and administrator group without the assistance of Stewards. This is mainly a safeguard against bureaucrats and administrators deleting the group without even knowing what doing that does, just for the sake of it because they can. Over the history of Miraheze, there have probably been over 100 requests for the bureaucrat and/or administrator group to be recreated because users accidentally deleted it. I don't see much net benefit in allowing users to delete them but if they want to, that's fine but we want to add a safeguard against these sorts of accidental deletions. We want to hear your thoughts on this and what you think so please let us know what you think about this. Thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 02:35, 16 December 2022 (UTC)

    One thing I remember is someone said it's not possible to remove read from sysops to avoid locking yourself out of private wikis. This doesn't do much if you can just delete the group entirely. Also, I'm not sure HOW it's possible to delete any group bundled with core, much less why. So this would be sysops, bureaucrats, bots, and interface administrators. As for whether or not it's a good idea, I really don't like the idea of rigidly implementing things like auto-created pages, but in this case since it would be doing what core already should be doing anyway, it makes sense. Naleksuh (talk) 06:43, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Per discussion w/ Agent over other channels and their relayed conversations w/ technical folks, while this isn't possible today it is within the realm of possibility.
    If other technical folks agree with this assessment, removing the ability to self-delete core groups would be a good idea given the number of new admins with limited administrative experience we have joining from otherwise-turnkey platforms like FANDOM. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 07:18, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Since this discussion initially happened, in the last two weeks alone we've had no fewer than 5 instances of deletions that were completely unrelated to restoration activity.
    Fixing these is a bad use of steward time and clearly demonstrates the need for this to be implemented --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 21:51, 2 January 2023 (UTC)
    Not all wikis use the standard bureaucrat -> administrator -> everyone else setup, if we're going to introduce something like this it's very important we give them the ability to change this in the future.
    While it'll take some time to make something like this, one thing that can be implemented quickly is a warning when deleting a group that has the (managewiki) permission. Perhaps something like this next to the "Delete this user group" checkbox:
    Warning: You're about to delete a group with permission to access ManageWiki. Deleting this group may lock you out of ManageWiki! Are you sure you want to do this? OrangeStar (talk) 10:21, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    Per the proposal, the main goal is just to make sure that users don't delete the group accidentally. Stewards would still delete it if requested, provided that a replacement group exists, one with ManageWiki rights. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:00, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    As long as the option exists, I agree with this change. OrangeStar (talk) 16:37, 16 December 2022 (UTC)
    I would prefer the suggested avenue of clear warnings as compared to restricting the feature to require third party intervention outright. --Raidarr (talk) 13:13, 24 December 2022 (UTC)
    The proposed warning message above that appears when you're trying to delete any groups/user rights that has ManageWiki permission should not be ignored (but be aware that some users might ignore this warning and they risk locking them out of ManageWiki unless a restriction that prevent the user that has a right with ManageWiki permission from deleting the group that the user have). This might or might not solve this perennial issue and I have to wait to see this. TF3RDL (talk | contribs | FANDOM | Wikipedia) 04:45, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

    Hi

    Is my companyball wiki pages and my old userpage on companyball wiki gonna restore after companyball wiki got fixed and back to normal? ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 06:47, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

    Yes.Data was taken from db141 discs.Your wiki will be restored by using it if you make a request. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 06:54, 21 December 2022 (UTC)

    How long will the wikis be down?

    My wiki, which is about the 1996 video game Super Mario 64, was down today due to the restoration. What I wanted to know is, how long can I expect it to be down, or other wikis for that matter? Revolution64 (talk) 12:30, 21 December 2022 (UTC)

    about 4-6 weeks? ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 16:24, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
    Where did you get that info? I don't think it will be that long, since they on the Tech:RSE noticeboard they say they already have the servers back. Freighttrain (talk) 03:34, 22 December 2022 (UTC)
    Maybe a week or two. Tali64³ (talk) 16:26, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
    Yeah, the SRE will see SetsunaKnowsTheMatrix (talk) 19:14, 26 December 2022 (UTC)
    I think maybe too many weeks PrincessTricktyy197 (talk) 20:07, 21 December 2022 (UTC)

    Why does Miraheze have constant technical problems?

    Some of those problems are minor (like 50x errors which only last a short time) and others are major (like the db141 thing), but why do they happen that commonly? In other platforms like FANDOM that doesn't happen. FtosorciM (talk) 21:03, 21 December 2022 (UTC)

    Money. That's all. A free platform that pays no one and makes no profit cannot compare to the money hungry behemoth that is Fandom with their millions of dollars and hundreds of shareholders all seeking ways to cash out even more. The db141 issue though was a very unfortunate incident that was caused by a faulty drive but performance is due to the above. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:12, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
    If I had to guess, it's because of not enough money and volunteers at SRE. Backups weren't being done at the time db141 happened because doing them put a lot of strain on the servers (I don't have a source for this, look for the initial post at the CN or one of the old revisions at the SRE Noticeboard), and they probably couldn't afford to bring down any one of them in fear of slowing the entire farm down. Miraheze is a CentralAuth wikifarm, which already isn't exactly trivial to even setup, keeping everything running smoothly, securely, and being up-to-date, while keeping backups of everything to prevent stuff like what happened requires both a lot of technical expertise and a lot of money. FANDOM can afford those things by virtue of being a for-profit with paid employees (which is undeniable an incentive for people to work as sysadmins there) financed via ads, but here in Miraheze we don't believe in ads, so it was decided back when this farm was setup to not have ads. OrangeStar (talk) 21:17, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
    Money wouldn’t help PrincessTricktyy197 (talk) 22:33, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
    That's just your opinion, I have but a limited understanding of how Miraheze's backend is setup, but I can definitely see how they would appreciate some extra money at the bank. More money means more everything: servers, database servers, everything. This means less 50x errors and better performance. More money also opens the door to proper regular database backups instead of XML dumps at archive.org. OrangeStar (talk) 11:23, 22 December 2022 (UTC)
    Platforms like fandom are sponsored by hyper-aggressive advertising and being a commercial enterprise. Other wiki hosts substantially lack management options, flexibility, overall performance outside of issues, extensions/skins/features and upkeep (being relatively up to date) and support (a technical team that will actually address said problems). Or, they simply cost money. So to mirror what has already been stated and add a little more; you have a very idealist platform that makes very limited money, has a very limited technical volunteering force which is mainly able to just keep lights on as is and take out fires with little time to actually make the system more robust, and you have a platform that you cannot find with equivalent offerings for its scale (miraheze is ever growing but its resources tend not to grow in proportion). Recent issues have been a stacking of cataclysmic incidents that on their own are supposed to be quite rare, happening at a time which is bad for everyone involved between holidays and life in general. This year has been unusually subject to the recent issues, plus the growing pains of upgrades and concurrent changes intended to keep Miraheze alive in light of its growing audience. --Raidarr (talk) 02:40, 22 December 2022 (UTC)

    Concerns about DOL Wiki?

    Hi, After contacting stewards, they suggested I post here. Anyone else concerned about the content of the Degrees of Lewdity Wiki? The disclaimer seems extremely flimsy to me and the characters seem to be minors in basically every way. Not to mention the bestiality and the trauma meters that get filled by molesting these characters. The steward said that if there was enough concern expressed here, they could take action, but as DOL people have argued that their characters are over 18, it isn't against the Content Policy.

    Thoughts? If I'm missing anything, feel free to chime in. Corvidae (talk) 05:49, 22 December 2022 (UTC)

    I believe some discussion about this was held on the Miraheze Discord server in August 2022. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I'd recommend giving it a read. --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 11:05, 22 December 2022 (UTC)

    If db141 is now fully restored, can you please add interwiki entries for companyball wiki

    (1) https://companyballwiki.miraheze.org

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    frwikipedia https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1/ No No
    itwikipedia https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1 No No
    rmwikipedia https://rm.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1 No No
    polandballwiki polandballwiki.com/wiki/$1 No No
    dewikipedia https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1 No No
    rts https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/redirect/detail/$1 No No
    fanon https://fanon.polandballwiki.com/wiki/$1 No No
    ptwikipedia https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1 No No
    eswikipedia https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1 No No
    zhwikipedia https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1 No No

    Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 11:56, 22 December 2022 (UTC)

    Wikis on db141 will not be available for a few more days. SRE is still working on restoring them. Tali64³ (talk) 15:42, 22 December 2022 (UTC)
    db141 is fixed, can anyone or you add interwiki entries for companyball wiki ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 00:51, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    Wow nice! PrincessTricktyy197 (talk) 01:16, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    This is now Yes check.svg Done --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:03, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

    My infobox templates say "Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found."

    Some infobox templates on my newly-created wiki have the following error message: "Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found." Does anybody know how to fix this? GenO (talk) 14:23, 22 December 2022 (UTC)

    You'll need to change references in those Module pages (probably Module:Infobox) or one of the helper modules from require('module:strict') to require('module:No globals') and then copy over the no globals module from wherever you found the original templates. example link for 'no globals' module on wikipedia: w:Module:No_globals
    Root cause here is that a lot of wikipedia templates are using the Strict keyword from the bleeding-edge newest version of lua parser, we haven't upgraded to that version just yet. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:57, 24 December 2022 (UTC)
    I don't see any references that say require('module:strict') in the Module:Infobox page, but I did find one in Module:Infobox military conflict (which is one of the infoboxes I'm trying to use), and it seems to have fixed the problem (though the message about 'module strict not found' still persists). The problem I'm having now is that the borders of the infobox don't show up, and I can't get rid of some attached text that says "<templatestyles src="Module:Infobox military conflict/styles.css"></templatestyles>" --GenO (talk) 17:54, 24 December 2022 (UTC)
    Templates based on the infobox module often call other modules that will have similar dependencies baked-in, which is why this error is likely still appearing. You can also use the "Purge" function to force the server to render a new version of the page, which might remove the error too.
    The borders-not-appearing issue is related to missing CSS. This is either stored in a /styles.css subpage off of Module:Infobox on wherever you borrowed this template from, or might be in the wiki's MediaWiki:Common.css page.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 18:23, 26 December 2022 (UTC)
    Thank you. I managed to import the Common.css page from Wikipedia and it fixed the border issue. However, I used the Purge function and haven't noticed any change: there's still transcluded(?) text in the template that reads "<templatestyles src="Module:Infobox military conflict/styles.css"></templatestyles>". The page Module:Infobox military conflict/styles.css exists on my wiki, having been exported from Wikipedia, but I'm not sure if there's something else I need to do. I'll keep looking. --GenO (talk) 03:44, 27 December 2022 (UTC)
    This text indicates that the TemplateStyles extension needs to be enabled on your wiki. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 03:52, 27 December 2022 (UTC)

    How to import pages from zh.Wikipedia?

    The import page of my wiki seems to be imported from en.Wikipedia by default, how to import from zh.Wikipedia? --SailRain Talk 09:02, 23 December 2022 (UTC)

    Importing by using interwiki?If so,please enter w:zh:(Import page name). by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 10:31, 23 December 2022 (UTC)
    By using [[special:import]].--SailRain Talk 10:51, 23 December 2022 (UTC)

    a private wiki] I own, there's been a problem with special pages since November 2022, probably due to an accidental configuration. Pages in the "Special" namespace simply appear as "There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, search the related logs, or create this page." (for some reason, even you can click "create this page" and add random stuff in special pages, like "test" in Recent Changes), and obviously this makes the wiki broken. Axolotel Ukraine (talk) 13:42, 23 December 2022 (UTC)

    Request – adding interwiki entries

    superwiki
    dariawiki
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    emmy https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/$1 No No
    trailer https://goldentrailer.com/gta$1-program-book/ No No
    dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/$1 No No
    rpg https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/$1.phtml No No
    nli https://www.nli.org.il/he/books/NNL_ALEPH$1/NLI No No
    superman http://superman.nu/$1 No No

    Ora & D (talk) 16:00, 26 December 2022 (UTC)

    + smallvillewiki is back. Ugochimobi Can you copy the whole table from superwiki to smallvillewiki? Or should I list it here? Ora & D (talk) 20:59, 29 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ora & D hi, please list whatever you want here. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  21:19, 29 December 2022 (UTC)
    first thing first. Ora & D (talk) 21:33, 29 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ora & D I've added the above table for the three wikis, kindly list what else you want for smallvillewiki here, thanks. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:02, 30 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi Please add to smallvillewiki:
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    annie https://annieawards.org/legacy/$1-annie-awards No No
    bluray https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Blu-ray-Blu-ray/$1 No No
    comicvine https://comicvine.gamespot.com/w/$1/ No No
    discogs https://www.discogs.com/release/$1 No No
    dvd https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/DVD-DVD/$1 No No
    event https://www.imdb.com/event/$1 Yes No
    goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/$1 No No
    imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/$1 Yes No
    isbn https://isbnsearch.org/isbn/$1 No No
    issn https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/$1 No No
    name https://www.imdb.com/name/$1 Yes No
    tvtropes https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/$1 No No

    Thank you! Ora & D (talk) 09:18, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Ora & D It's Yes check.svg Done now. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:29, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

    Where I re-request creating wiki

    The wiki I have is lost.Should I request on Special:RequestWiki or discord? by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 03:15, 27 December 2022 (UTC)

    If your wiki is affected by the db141 issue, then all you have to do is wait for that issue to be fixed, hopefully before the new year. Tali64³ (talk) 03:49, 27 December 2022 (UTC)
    Update: All wikis on db141 are now back up. Tali64³ (talk) 23:38, 27 December 2022 (UTC)
    THAT WAS A GOOD JOB PrincessTricktyy197 (talk) 01:16, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    This is not a fully accurate statement, not all wikis are back.

    All wikis that existed prior to the November crash are back online to their pre-crash state, with some exceptions -- those that were recreated have mostly been re-attached to the resurrected entries, but there are a few which are still displaying the unavailable error. Going beyond that, there's also a handful of wikis that have internal complications that are delaying their restoration. See this list for the 20ish wikis impacted by this secondary problem: https://phabricator.miraheze.org/P475

    For wikis initially created created AFTER the november crash that were also impacted by the december DB141 outage, reactivation is still pending. For ALL impacted wikis that had activity between November and December, if a backup was created on Dec 18, restoration of that edit history is ALSO pending.

    More details here: https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Tech:SRE_noticeboard
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 05:50, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    Your wiki falls into the latter camp (created after the initial november crash but also impacted by the december crash) that wasn't restored by today's activities.
    We are working to get those wikis back online soon, this doesn't require you to take action, and you should hear more in the next few days, --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 05:51, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    It has been done.Thank you,everyone. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 12:09, 28 December 2022 (UTC)

    Realtime Preview Extension

    The wikimedia wikis have a realtime preview feature. Is there a way to add this to my wiki? Aaron Liu (talk) 03:17, 28 December 2022 (UTC)

    From special:managewiki. by Buel ·Talk·e-mail 10:14, 29 December 2022 (UTC)

    What if I don't want the edits of my old wiki restored?

    I feel like I've made more progress on the new version of my wiki created after the db141 error in November than I did on the old version prior so I don't feel like managing what was on the old wiki once it comes back online (ie dealing with pages with same purpose but with differing names and levels of completeness). Will there be an opportunity to decline having my old edits merged in favor of keeping my new wiki? Or is there nothing I can do about this and I'll have to deal with the old content? Marxo Grouch (talk) 16:21, 28 December 2022 (UTC)

    You will be able to opt out if you don't want the old content merged into the wiki. Check Tech:SRE noticeboard periodically for any updates. Tali64³ (talk) 17:24, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks. Marxo Grouch (talk) 19:11, 28 December 2022 (UTC)
    Never mind. My wiki is now back online, and I guess managing stuff shouldn't be too hard. Marxo Grouch (talk) 16:06, 29 December 2022 (UTC)

    Can we bring back the November 30-December 19 version of Fohs archive?

    We need it back! PrincessTricktyy197 (talk) 19:19, 28 December 2022 (UTC)

    Thanks for all the hard work after the recent "restoration"

    Medieval monks used to keep copies of important documents (mostly about which land they owned) to give them some insurance against fires and mice. Nowadays we can have "Name of the Rose" type catastrophes of a different nature, but which would still be familiar to a hypothetical "Walter of Stephenage". I do not see it elsewhere, so may I offer my thanks to the people who evidently worked so hard to restore things after the recent issues. 2A00:23C5:CE07:1701:3152:D6D2:648C:41BC 04:33, 29 December 2022 (UTC)

    I've been waiting weeks for my wiki to be restored.

    My wiki was private, created in December, and started with a B.

    I was getting sick of waiting, and wanted my friends to migrate to another wiki I created until our old wiki's restored, but one of my friends is really stubborn, and refuses to use the spare wiki.

    I even asked for a new wiki, and apparently the wiki creation's on hold until everything's finished.

    I could not find another suitable wiki alternative, and I'm overall starting to lose hope if our wiki will ever be restored.

    I hate to sound rude, but if all your work's been wiped, and you've been waiting weeks for a chance to recreate your work, and one of your friends refuses to cooperate, all my patience has run out. ThatOneTanko (talk) 13:55, 29 December 2022 (UTC)ThatOneTanko

    Was it on the new db141 that was corrupted by hosting provider error? If so, that may explain it. Check Tech:SRE noticeboard periodically for any updates. Tali64³ (talk) 16:52, 29 December 2022 (UTC)
    The reopening of post-november wikis is now underway, and I can confirm that yours has been reactivated. It's been a long stressful trip for us all and we thank you for your patience. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 03:00, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

    General Updates on DB141 Outage

    Per updates added to Tech:SRE_noticeboard, we have now successfully reopened all wikis and are in the process of importing 18 December backups to wikis initially created after the first outage.

    For those wikis that were recreated after the first outage, we have now opened requests for importing 18 December backups as well.

    Please see the FAQ section of the SRE noticeboard linked above for details on how to request integration of Dec 18 XML backups. NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 06:11, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

    request interlanguage for companyball wiki

    companyballwiki


    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    es https://polandballraras.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 No No
    pt

    https://companhiaball.miraheze.org/wiki/$1

    No No

    Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 12:55, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Hyebun Yes check.svg Done; Happy New Year! :) --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  00:41, 1 January 2023 (UTC)

    Interwiki entries

    Please add to smallvillewiki:

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    svbr https://www.supermanhomepage.com/other/book-reviews/book-reviews.php?topic=sv-$1 No No
    ves https://www.vesglobal.org/portfolio-items/$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No
    leo https://www.leoawards.com/past_winners/pdf/$1.pdf No No

    Ora & D (talk) 14:38, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Ora & D Yes check.svg Done; Happy New Year! :) --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  00:43, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
    I've waited a year!
    Happy new year. Ora & D (talk) 09:51, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Ora & D Hehe, that can be true as you requested in 2022 and got attended to in 2023 :-) --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  09:53, 1 January 2023 (UTC)

    ReplaceText extension error

    ReplaceText configuration error: Your wiki will not work with ReplaceText: Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.

    What should I do? Ora & D (talk) 14:51, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Ora & D: ReplaceText might not be working anymore, but you might be able to use MassEditRegex as an alternative. Dimpizzy (talk) 19:22, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
    That's too bad. Ora & D (talk) 21:06, 3 January 2023 (UTC)

    Fontpedia

    I would like to request an import of Fontpedia backup as of 18 Dec to Fontpedia.

    Wiki URL: http://fonts.miraheze.org

    Silicona (talk) 15:55, 1 January 2023 (UTC)

    Validated and added to task list, thanks! --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:45, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
    All pages should now be reimported successfully, please let us know if there are any remaining issues. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:54, 4 January 2023 (UTC)

    Can we be sure that our wikis are safe here?

    Just a general question. I know db141 has caused anxiety for several, and I'm glad the name has been retired. Thank you to everyone here for all your hard work over the past month and a half. I'm just asking because I still feel some of the weighted anxiety of losing months of work of possible subsequent database crashes. If it's a few days, that possibly count as unforeseen, sure, but I don't want to lose months of the hard work I've added into, let's say, Sega Wiki for example. Bawitdaba (talk) 17:13, 1 January 2023 (UTC)

    SRE has been working in backups, see phab:T8350 and the updated Backups page here in Meta. OrangeStar (talk) 18:05, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
    You can download your own backups as well at Manage:DataDump, so you could be sure your data survives a Miraheze issue. I don't think it backs up images, though. (Although Sega Wiki may be too big to use DataDump, you might need to request it on Phabricator.) Dimpizzy (talk) 19:16, 1 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yeah I got a lot of wikis to keep track of, so that's why I had hoped for automated backups. Looks like there's a proper plan in place, so that's good to see Bawitdaba (talk) 00:44, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    Import Dump maximum size

    Is there any explicit upper threshold for the database size when importing an existing wiki? Sorry if this has already been discussed. Jack The Ripper (talk) 06:40, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    No. If it's smaller than 250 MB, you can upload the XML to Special:RequestImportDump, anything bigger than that, or if you want to import images, you can go to Phabricator. OrangeStar (talk) 11:48, 2 January 2023 (UTC)
    FYI, the Phabricator link doesn't seem to be pointed at the right page. Dimpizzy (talk) 16:16, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    Share extension

    Hello. I have activated the Share extension on my Satirapedia wiki, and I would like to know if there is a way to add Mastodon, Telegram and WhatsApp, and if the extension can be configured to appear in the Minerva skin (mobile version). Greetings. Anthony8IA (talk) 14:21, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    Hi there. I develop the extension so I can see if there's any way to implement a share button to other platforms. As for appearing on Minerva, that'll be harder to do but I'll check it out. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:36, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    Could someone tell me how to remove the space at the bottom of my template?

    This is done without removing this: Show.PNG
    The template in question: https://fiction.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Mod%C3%A8le:Citation
    Thanks in advance for your help. Darkrai18 (talk) 23:00, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    Would it work to not have a newline after </small>? Dimpizzy (talk) 19:20, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    <includeonly><div> :"''{{{1}}}''" :'''<small>— {{{2}}}'''</small> </div></includeonly>

    Ora & D (talk) 21:06, 3 January 2023 (UTC)

    @Ora & D: I had specified a condition above. Darkrai18 (talk) 21:24, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    You removed it, didn't you? By adding "margin-bottom:0px". Ora & D (talk) 21:42, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you very much, it worked. Have a nice day/evening. Darkrai18 (talk) 23:22, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    Open its source to see the actual lines. ↑ (Remove <nowiki> & </nowiki>) Ora & D (talk) 09:53, 4 January 2023 (UTC)

    Add Interwiki entries for companyball wiki

    companyballwiki

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    kowikipedia https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1/ No No
    ruwikipedia https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1/ No No
    naver https://m.search.naver.com/search.naver?sm=mtp_hty.top&where=m&query=$1 No No
    roblox https://www.roblox.com/games/$1 No No
    companyballfanon https://companyballfanon.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 No No
    polcomp https://polcompball.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 No No
    polcompanarchy https://polcompballanarchy.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 No No

    Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 05:47, 4 January 2023 (UTC)

    @Hyebun Yes check.svg Done --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  08:53, 4 January 2023 (UTC)

    Thank You

    My wiki is back, thank you. I never panicked.

    Thanks again. Gerdami (talk) 07:55, 6 January 2023 (UTC)

    Opinion

    What do you guys think of marvel.miraheze.org (talk) 21:14, 7 January 2023 (UTC)

    I'd recommend adding some basic content and theming, maybe create a page or two demonstrating the layout you want to use for articles. This would be helpful for making your wiki friendly for new contributors. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 18:23, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

    How do I create a page?

    I can't see any button saying create page, I read the FAQ and no answers. ILoveWikis (talk) 00:26, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

    Look for Add Page Iron Sword 23 (talk) 00:28, 8 January 2023 (UTC)
    See mw:Help:Starting a new page. The easiest way is to put the title of the page you want to create in the search bar, press enter and it'll ask you if you want to create the page. Agent Isai Talk to me! 00:42, 8 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thanks For The Help! ILoveWikis (talk) 07:13, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

    Interested in capacity building

    What is the best way to follow/join strategy of capacity building in Miraheze? (especially interested in Miraheze community and somewhat technical capacities, not so technical to contribute on bare infrastructure level) --ZBlace (talk) 10:30, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

    @ZBlace You could try discussing with current SRE Volunteers on how to start. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  12:51, 8 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi but SRE is exactly the technical aspect I am least able to contribute to. My first guess would be someone who does community relations and who does real-world admin work for Miraheze LTD...No?
    -- ZBlace (talk) 07:55, 9 January 2023 (UTC)

    Stuck as a "User" on my Wiki.

    With Miraheze's help, I became a "owner" of a wiki called "The Super Mario 64 Wiki" Recently, due to the outrage from a few weeks ago, it appears I am no longer able a "owner" but now stuck as a "Member". Help on this matter would be appreciated, and apologies in advanced if this is the wrong area for this subject or if I'm wrong on being owner of the wiki. Revolution64 (talk) 14:10, 9 January 2023 (UTC)

    That means "bureaucrat" permission is needed? by Buehl106 ·Talk·e-mail 14:47, 9 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yeah. Revolution64 (talk) 17:23, 9 January 2023 (UTC)

    How do I add a boilerplates dropdown like the one All The Tropes has?

    I have a wiki I have created called Short Stories & Prompts (shortstories.miraheze.org), and I want to be able to make it so that users can load a boilerplate. One thing I need this functionality for is the fact that I am doing a contest involving answering 1 prompt every week for the year, and I want users to use a template for that. How do I enable the loading of boilerplates in the editor? Bauerbach (talk) 22:27, 27 December 2022 (UTC)

    @Bauerbach Extension:Preloader or Extension:InputBox can load boilerplate text into the editor of a new page. If you mean adding boilerplate to an existing page, I'm not sure if Miraheze has an extension that can do that. Miraheze does have Extension:MultiBoilerPlate, but the documentation seems to say it replaces all text in the editor when you select a boilerplate. Extension:BoilerRoom can insert text within an existing page, but Miraheze doesn't have it. You may want to request on Phabricator that it be installed, as per https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Extensions#Disclaimers. Dimpizzy (talk) 15:39, 31 December 2022 (UTC)
    @Bauerbach I should have looked at All The Tropes before answering. I'm not sure exactly which, but I think it uses one of the first three extensions I mentioned in the other reply. Dimpizzy (talk) 15:56, 31 December 2022 (UTC)
    Most likely Extension:MultiBoilerPlate because I see they have a Special:Boilerplates page, which is associated with that extension. Dimpizzy (talk) 15:59, 31 December 2022 (UTC)
    Correct - we use Extension:MultiBoilerPlate on All The Tropes. The mod team at ATT is reasonably tech-savvy and reasonably helpful; if you see something you like on our wiki, feel free to ask us how we did it. --Robkelk (talk) 17:28, 4 January 2023 (UTC)
    How do you enable MultiBoilerPlate? It doesn’t show up in the extensions list! Bauerbach (talk) 20:09, 9 January 2023 (UTC)
    It should be under the Other tab. I see it on my wiki's settings. Dimpizzy (talk) 20:12, 9 January 2023 (UTC)
    It worked! Thanks! Bauerbach (talk) 20:52, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    Request for Feedback: Requiring verified email to request a wiki

    While not as common an issue as bureaucrats deleting the bureaucrat group, an issue which does occur every so often (and did today) is that a wiki founder forgets their password and is thus locked out of their wiki. What we currently recommend is that the affected user do is that they stage a local election where they run for bureaucrat and sysop on a new account in order to regain rights. For private wikis, we usually tell users that there's nothing they can do.

    Both of these circumstances are inconvenient to wiki requesters so as such, we want to know what users think about potentially requiring a verified email in order to request a wiki. This requirement would only require wiki requesters to have a verified email before they request a wiki and wouldn't extend past there. What do you all think? Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:40, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

    Symbol full support vote.svg Strongest support Miraheze is a bit of an anomaly for a service provider of this scale, requiring an email for signup (or Gmail/FB authentication via SSO) is virtually-mandatory anywhere else.
    While it's not necessarily a must for a casual editor, IMO anyone requesting a wiki should have a path to account recovery as a condition for approval. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 23:49, 2 January 2023 (UTC)
    Symbol support vote.svg Support I was going to abstain on the grounds that this issues is not common enough to warrant the extra hassle to sign up for an email address, but I thought about it some more, and this proposal actually brings some unexpected benefits for users: with an email address, users can edit on wikis that require confirmed email addresses, recover their accounts easily, and even email other users. Additionally, they can now sign up for services outside of Miraheze that require an email. Tali64³ (talk) 02:19, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    I oppose, a user's account is their own responsibility, as I've said before. The most that would be a good idea is a warning but that's just about it. The only good argument for supporting would be that most websites make you verify your email to use the account at all, but that doesn't mean we should. Naleksuh (talk) 04:29, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    Another argument in favor I'd add is that by signing up to run a wiki on Miraheze, this is a commitment and responsibility beyond that of an average editor -- if the account with Admin/Crat permissions is lost either through forgotten passwords or malicious access by someone else, this can easily be the end of an otherwise promising wiki-project.
    As email addresses are inexpensive (often free) and reasonably easy to establish compared to setting up a wiki, this additional requirement is of benefit to both the platform and the end-user for assurance of project security and stability. I'd like to understand more about your opposition though... what's the negative impact to the user in requiring a verified email in order to request a new wiki? --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 05:16, 3 January 2023 (UTC)
    Because it's adding a new requirement? That's self-explanatory. I also don't like this trend of Miraheze telling users how to manage their own accounts. Naleksuh (talk) 05:39, 4 January 2023 (UTC)
    In addition to my own oppose I would like to add that I think it all depends on degree. A minimum password requirement is unlikely to deter people from joining Miraheze but a mandatory verified email might. I would not however fully agree with the statement that someone's account is their own responsibility and no restrictions whatsoever should be imposed. DeeM28 (talk) 14:13, 6 January 2023 (UTC)
    Symbol full support vote.svg Strongest support This would be good idea ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 05:34, 4 January 2023 (UTC)
    Symbol support vote.svg Support I believe this limitation is necessary to prevent depletion of Miraheze limited database. --1108-Kiju/Talk 08:50, 4 January 2023 (UTC)
    Symbol support vote.svg Support Sounds good to me Bawitdaba (talk) 20:31, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is difficult to form an informed position on this topic without statistics which would tell us how many users who have requested a wiki in the past year had a verified email. If that number was > 95% I would be supportive of this proposal but if it is under 80% it seems like it might cause a large number of users to not request wikis. Of course we cannot know if users do not have verified emails because they wish to avoid the additional step of confirming their email or for other reasons such as privacy. In either case in my opinion it is not worth helping a very small amount of users who lose their passwords if that would risk a larger amount of users never requesting wikis or choosing Miraheze in the first place because they see the email requirement as an additional burden. I would be very supportive however of a warning or recommendation that would alert users that if they lose their passwords and have no email they could lose their wiki. This could come up once a user requests their wiki and have a less dissuasive effect than forcing people to verify their emails. --DeeM28 (talk) 14:11, 6 January 2023 (UTC)

    Symbol neutral vote.svg Abstain I'm not quite sure how to vote on this so I'll abstain and add my 2c. On one hand, requiring a verified email essentially confirms that the requestor is a legitimate person, and that they have a viable method for account recovery. On the other hand, requiring it for a non-frequent editor that edits every now and then could get annoying if they don't want to have an email linked, which is reasonable in a lot of circumstances. Just my opinion on the issue. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 07:09, 8 January 2023 (UTC)
    This RfF is explicitly just for those requesting a wiki, this would not affect the average user's ability to open an account for editing purposes without an attached or verified email. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 07:53, 8 January 2023 (UTC)
    Abstain vote struck, Symbol partial support vote.svg Weak support. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:17, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

    No. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Popularity does not indicate correctness. Do we have a massive influx of spam and sockpuppetry in the wiki queue that means we need to collect email addresses? I don't see much there. I use websites without an email all the time, for privacy. I'd suggest you put your email into https://epieos.com to get an idea of the problem with collecting large amounts of emails for no reason. Collei (talk) 07:08, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Mass spam and socking does occur from time to time. A few notable long-term abusers who do this include -abigblueworld-, Andyyeung, and the Nonciclopedia spammers. The website you linked to is quite impressive but we don't publicly list users emails anywhere nor do we sell (nor will we ever sell) info to anyone as we value data privacy above all so I do doubt anyone's email will ever be floating in cyberspace. Agent Isai Talk to me! 07:22, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    1. From time to time? That's hardly an issue, maybe temporarily require it in those rare cases.
    2. The website I linked to is Wikipedia, not sure why that's impressive.
    3. Selling data is not my primary concern. I don't distrust Miraheze, but it could always be hacked, hire a rogue admin, etc. - we might think we've patched a ton of security vulnerabilities, but there can be 0-days in our infrastructure etc. - and yes, that happens more often than you would think. Collei (talk) 16:37, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 07:58, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Question

    How many files can I upload to my wiki? Is it infinite? Evesiesta (talk) 03:49, 7 January 2023 (UTC)

    As long as you use the files to upbuild your wiki, there's no limit but do be mindful that we are a free service which runs on a very tight budget and is funded 100% by donations so please don't abuse the generosity. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:01, 7 January 2023 (UTC)
    Got it. I promise I will not abuse it. Thanks! Evesiesta (talk) 16:59, 9 January 2023 (UTC)
    To add to Agent's comments -- we do have a clause in our Content Policy that wikis cannot be primarily used as file shares, though if the images are uploaded for legitimate use and are getting used in article content you likely won't run afoul of this.
    As an example to give context on sizing: a wiki I run (documenting a video game) that's now mature and content-complete has thousands of images that total up to about half a gigabyte. Image-heavy wikis rarely exceed 5GB, but if you're exceeding 30GB then it's definitely time to revisit what you're doing. If you're concerned, you can always check your current file count and space used on the Special:MediaStatistics page. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:49, 7 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thanks! Now I know what I'm going to do. Evesiesta (talk) 17:00, 9 January 2023 (UTC)
    Another thing that you can do both to reduce file size and improve performance/decrease bandwidth consumption for visitors is to use TinyPNG. Collei (talk) 16:42, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    I can't use the 'replace text' special page because 'Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.'

    I can't use the 'replace text' special page because 'Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.' The ReplaceText extension is enabled, but I can't find out where to set '$wgCompressRevisions' to false to get it to work. Effect-kun (talk) 22:13, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

    ReplaceText currently doesn't work. MassEditRegex is an alternative extension that you could try. https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T10277 Dimpizzy (talk) 16:01, 11 January 2023 (UTC)

    Question

    what happened the drawn feet wiki Wdr (talk) 23:01, 9 January 2023 (UTC)

    It was made private in response to the large amount of copyright violations on that wiki (log action). Tali64³ (talk) 20:36, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

    ReplaceText configuration error

    ReplaceText configuration error

    Your wiki will not work with ReplaceText: Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true.
    

    Could I get someone to change this flag in my LocalSettings.php? My wiki is xed.miraheze.org . Thank you Aquatiki (talk) 01:16, 10 January 2023 (UTC)

    Hi @Aquatiki: Please go to Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki and modify the $wgCompressRevisions box. I'm not entirely familiar with the extensions area of ManageWiki, but that's where I believe the fix would be located. That, or Special:ManageWiki/settings. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 04:02, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
    This isn't accurate. Compress revisions is not a setting that can be changed by local administrators and needs to remain on for now. While we're exploring alternatives (including a patch to ReplaceText), the alternative suggested by Dimpizzy is correct.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 17:17, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
    ReplaceText currently doesn't work. MassEditRegex is an alternative extension that you could try. https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T10277 Dimpizzy (talk) 16:01, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you all so much for looking into this. I will go look at possible replacements and see if there is a timeline to fix ReplaceText. --Aquatiki (talk) 15:42, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

    New interwikis

    Hi there! Please add to notbyliewiki:

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    wr https://wikireality.ru/wiki/$1 No No
    cw https://cyclowiki.org/wiki/$1 No No
    lurk https://lurkmore.wtf/$1 No No

     CamaradSecuritate (talk) 05:56, 10 January 2023 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Done (context for other IW reviewers, it appears this wiki has collapsed the administrator and Bureaucrat roles together, seeing no bureaucrats I confirmed that this user was the original requester for the wiki)
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 23:08, 10 January 2023 (UTC)

    Request Permissions Tab

    I need it to rank my staff. Elijah Wilder (talk) 17:20, 11 January 2023 (UTC)

    Please see Special:ManageWiki/permissions on your wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:34, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
    I mean if they want permissions, they fill something out and we have a status thing like status=done Elijah Wilder (talk) 18:22, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
    You can do that by creating a page in the Project namespace of your wiki and outlining the form that must be filled out. Tali64³ (talk) 19:47, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
    For an example of how to do this in a somewhat-templated way, check out the Stewards' noticeboard page (Stewards'_noticeboard), specifically their use of the Status template as well as pre-formatted text explaining how to add a new request.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 21:08, 11 January 2023 (UTC)

    Bureaucrat status lost on created wikis

    Hello, following the recent outage and restoration of affected data, two wikis that I had started (The Apeiron Wiki and the Genshin Wiki) were re-created, and it seems I have lost bureaucrat status and I am unable to edit as would be necessary for initial setup. Any assistance would be appreciated. 漢華 (talk) 02:58, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

    Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:01, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

    request InterWiki

    Please add the following InterWiki on "prog.mirahze.org".

    PrefixURLForwardTransclude
    whttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    uncyclopediahttps://ja.uncyclopedia.info/wiki/$1YesNo
    ephttps://enpedia.rxy.jp/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikibookshttps://ja.wikibooks.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikinewshttps://ja.wikinews.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikipediahttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikiquotehttps://ja.wikiquote.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikisourcehttps://ja.wikisource.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikiversityhttps://ja.wikiversity.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikivoyagehttps://ja.wikivoyage.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wikthttps://ja.wiktionary.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    wiktionaryhttps://ja.wiktionary.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    dhhttps://dochouse.miraheze.org/wiki/$1YesNo
    myhthttps://myht.funa7.repl.co/?title=$1YesNo
    phphttps://www.php.net/manual-lookup.php?pattern=$1YesNo
     Funa-enpitutalk/Posting Record) 11:45, 12 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:59, 12 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you Funa-enpitutalk/Posting Record) 21:52, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

    Questions

    1. Why doesn't my wiki sidebar show login options when I open it on my phone? (Minerva) SailRain Talk 16:15, 12 January 2023 (UTC)
    2. Why is the "Edit" button of the Timeless skin displayed vertically, which takes up a lot of space, how can I adjust it? --SailRain Talk 01:14, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    Template

    Hello, I want to create a template in my wiki, but I don't know how to do it, can someone help me? Imperator-Kaiser (talk) 17:19, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

    You can create any page on your wiki (including a template) by changing your browser URL to the page name you want to create.
    e.g. https://bread.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Bread would take you to a page to create a template called bread. You could then call that template on other pages using the command {{Bread}}.
    If you're asking how templates work more generally, I recommend checking out The Miraheze Developer's wiki for some heplful advice on the topic. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 19:20, 12 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Imperator-Kaiser: Looking at Librepedia, I assume you want a country infobox. I use the Wikipedia module and will gladly install it and a country infobox I created for my own wiki. Sadly I can't read Spanish so you will have to translate back.
    PercyUK (talk) 19:25, 12 January 2023 (UTC)
    In case other newcomers are noticing this section:
    There are several ways to do so, chief among them typing in "Template:Name" in the search bar and following the red link from the results, or clicking on the likes of such and continuing from here. Scores of Miraheze users borrow from the template wiki, as well as Wikipedia.
    As transcludable content, templates can be reused on various pages like this: {{Name|content|id=data}}. --Routhwick (talk) 00:52, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    @PercyUK: https://librepedia.miraheze.org/wiki/Plantilla:Ficha_de_pa%C3%ADs Hello, thanks for the help, I have already created the empty template, do I have to do anything else? Enable some mode of my wiki or something like that? Imperator-Kaiser (talk) 20:01, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

    My wiki's database was locked

    I am facing with DBOnlyread Error and our users of the wiki can't edit contents. (It said:The primary database server is in read-only mode) It's quite annoying. Where can I unlock the database? My wiki website [1] 永定河 (talk) 17:48, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    Hi 永定河. I am not sure if the issue has continued thus far, and I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to this topic on the noticeboard. If the issue has continued, please let me know in a response to this message and I am happy to assist further, just make sure to ping me using {{ping|BrandonWM. Again, my apologies in the delay of response. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 18:25, 21 January 2023 (UTC)

    A recent user report on AVID reminds me...

    As I'm already aware, Miraheze "agebans"h/t r/Twitter users under 13 who try to sign up. However, what if a new account was snuck in by an under-13 and is later caught?

    (Original report that inspired this filing.) --Routhwick (talk) 00:40, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    The new account is banned. Unless they are now 13, in which case they are unbanned, because unless you've traveled from another universe, we all used to be underage. Collei (talk) 07:02, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    Also, COPPA is terrible, but that's just me, and I get accused of being a child predator whenever I oppose the mass-censorship of people under 13. Collei (talk) 18:44, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Add more interwiki entries

    companyballwiki

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    w https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1/ No No
    spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/$1/ No No
    soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/$1/ No No

    Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 08:10, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    Requests of this nature should be signed with --~~~~ for easy review, this facilitates quick verification of user rights. I see that this request was originally filed by @Hyebun:, who does not seem to meet the criteria of having bureaucrat standing, bureaucrat authorization or authorization by community vote. Hoever, they were previously accepted as authorized by @Ugochimobi: so I will proceed under that same authorization. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:00, 13 January 2023 (UTC)
    Sorry, I forgot to add ~~~~ also i am just a Administrator for companyball wiki ★Commander Xiaochan⚡ (Talk to me for fun) 08:10, 13 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done on spotify and soundcloud, w is already a native global prefix for english wikipedia and did not need to be added. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:05, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    How do I create a noticeboard on my wiki

    How do I create a noticeboard on my wiki Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:21, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    @Elijah Wilder: In the future, please combine all your questions into one topic on a noticeboard, if possible. It would be much easier for users to answer you and it spams the noticeboard less. For that reason, I'll answer both your questions here.
    a) A community noticeboard can be created by going to PROJECTNAME:Community portal on your wiki. A recent RfC deemed that all wikis should have community portals upon creation, but I'm not 100% sure if that's been implemented yet.
    b) A permissions page is the same, by going to PROJECTNAME:Requests for permissions. You'll have to create the forms for permissions from scratch, or base it off Meta (with proper credit, CC-BY-SA 4.0), and I'm not as experienced in how to do that, unfortunately.
    Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 14:45, 13 January 2023 (UTC)
    Where is PROJECTNAME:Community portal? I can't seem to find it. Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:51, 13 January 2023 (UTC)
    ...You have to create the page. For example, if I was on Miraheze Commons, it would be Commons:Community portal. For Meta, Meta:Community Portal. For Genshin Impact Wiki, or whatever, Genshin Impact Wiki:Community portal. You have to create that page on your wiki. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:03, 13 January 2023 (UTC)
    How do I put it on my side bar? It doesn't create a noticeboard. Elijah Wilder (talk) 15:52, 13 January 2023 (UTC)
    Mediawiki:Sidebar is the page to customize the sidebar. You can look at Meta's MediaWiki:Sidebar or the Mediawiki manual. Dimpizzy (talk) 16:14, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    Permissions Page

    How do I make a request permissions page on my wiki. Kind of like Meta:Requests_for_permissions Elijah Wilder (talk) 14:22, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    This has been discussed above, I believe. You can simply write something similar to the Meta page you're referencing on your wiki. I could help more if I knew your wiki URL. Collei (talk) 16:34, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    why cant i make a user page

    i try to make a userpage but it says i have to change my email!?? i only have one email... KenoBento (talk) 21:46, 13 January 2023 (UTC)

    Making a userpage on Meta or another wiki? And what exactly is the error? Dimpizzy (talk) 01:08, 14 January 2023 (UTC)

    Little Help

    Hello. I wanted to make the Main page on transitwiki like on the English Wikipedia, but it doesn’t work. Does someone knows how to or can do it for me?


     Airtransat236 (talk) 17:21, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

    Wikipedia's Main Page is pretty complex. I don't know exactly what all is needed to get it working the same, but looking at https://transit.miraheze.org, at the minimum you'll need to enable templatestyles extension, and copy all the templates from Wikipedia that are showing up in red, like w:Template:Did You Know to your wiki. Then you'll have to copy over whatever other templates and modules those templates rely on. Dimpizzy (talk) 18:21, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

    I can't view almost any page

    I can't access almost any page except mainpage and undoctionary. When I visit these pages, I will be prompted "No permission, this page can only be viewed by administrators and members", even my parameter setting page. Similarly, I cannot access the community home page of all projects except the dictionary for the same reason, so I can only say that I am here for help. What can I do to solve this situation? thank you. P.s. Because I live in PRC, I have to use proxy to login. 范博2004 (talk) 06:02, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Please use Tor's meek-azure bridge instead of a proxy, on either Safer or Safest level, if you live in a place such as the PRC. Then visit anonymousplanet.org in Tor (not outside of it) to learn more about online safety/security. I can get you a mirrored version of Tor's download page if you'd like.
    As for your problem: You have your wiki set to private. Were you effected by the recent database issue? If so, this will need to be moved to the steward's noticeboard to get you your permissions back. If you are sure your permissions are set up correctly, are you using the wrong account to view the wiki? A private wiki can only be viewed by those with permission to access it. Collei (talk) 06:08, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you for your answer. My account has not been used for nearly a year. I can't access these pages without logging in. I have encountered the same problem in my past use, and I didn't pay attention to it at that time. Occasionally, these pages will also be open to me. It seems that I haven't been affected by the recent database. How should I solve this problem? thank you.范博2004 (talk) 06:26, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    Hm, I see. I'm not sure. I'll have to figure it out later. Collei (talk) 06:30, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    What's the wiki's URL? Agent Isai Talk to me! 06:31, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    This page's URL is https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Community_noticeboard#I_can%27t_view_almost_any_page , and uncylopedia's URL is https://uncyclopedia.miraheze.org/wiki/首页 .范博2004 (talk) 06:46, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    I never realized there was also a Miraheze clone of Uncyc, but I'm not having the same issue as you when I visit that page. Collei (talk) 06:49, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    I'm having an issue regarding references.

    On Reception Wikis Wiki, a wiki I am a bureaucrat on, I have been having issues with using references. If you add text to a reference rather than simply links, an error will occur, saying "Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named [insert reference name here]." This occurs on the pages Amazing YouTubers Wiki and Awesome Games Wiki. I am aware this is most likely because references are usually not used this way, but (a this didn't happen before, (b there are no templates for notes like on Wikipedia that actually 100% work, like efn and notelist, so we cannot use anything else, and (c regardless, this should still be fixed. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 05:11, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Hi there @Money12123:. Firstly, a request like this probably belongs on the community noticeboard, not stewards’, as anyone can assist with this issue. Second, I’ve done just that. Your issue was that there was no link for the references, so the reference tool didn’t know what to link to as a reference. I’ve taken the liberty of adding links to the broken references so they are fixed, please let me know if you’d like to switch the links, happy to assist in that if necessary.
    Please feel free to leave a message on my talk page if you need anything! Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 06:00, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    @BrandonWM: The issue occurs with the Awful Movies Wiki page too. Money12123 (contribs | CentralAuth) 06:55, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    Just add a link in between the ~reflink="Example"~Example1~ref~ tags. That should solve it. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 06:58, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    An optional extension is not working properly on wikis but the corresponding ManageWiki settings can be only changed by Miraheze officers

    What? "Compress revisions" restricted setting is set to true (on all wikis)? Formerly it is set to false so Replace Text extension can work properly. As a result, it cause this extension not working properly. Is this change permanent or temporary? On wikis with Replace Text extension, the following message showed:

    ReplaceText configuration error

    Your wiki will not work with ReplaceText: Text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true. ”

    I am aware that this settings can be only changed by Miraheze officers so I asked here.  --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 07:42, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Never mind, it has already mentioned in several CN topics, as well as this Phab task. --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 08:00, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    Donkey Kong

    Inviting others to edit DKpedia, a wiki about Donkey Kong and Mario spinoffs in which he appears (and also Banjo-Kazooie / Conker). The wiki has already exceeded 150 articles, and it consists of a small community of editors. :)

    On another note, I wanted to state that, contrary to popular belief, Donkey Kong is not a Mario spinoff, even though Mario is the protagonist of Donkey Kong. However, they are still within the same sphere. The Mario franchise actually began with the release of Mario Bros. for the Game & Watch (as stated on this article), as it is the first Mario game to not have Donkey Kong in the game's title. Bawitdaba (talk) 15:01, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

    This is not the place to ask people to edit your wiki for you. Put some effort into it and share it with communities that might actually want to learn about it - then you'll find people who'd like to edit. Collei (talk) 18:45, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    It says above "Solicit volunteers' assistance to help maintain or write content for your wiki." I put substantial effort into the wikis, and I will continue to if no one is interested. Do I cross out my original comment? Starting to wonder if could be reworded. Bawitdaba (talk) 22:09, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    Oh, I didn't realize it said that. Well, okay, you can keep it here then. Collei (talk) 22:10, 16 January 2023 (UTC)
    Even then I would advise against "mini-modding" as such Bawitdaba (talk) 15:39, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    I am not mini-modding. You don't quite seem to understand what a wiki, by definition, is. You also posted this on the community noticeboard, so you should expect that the community will respond. Collei (talk) 16:31, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    Bawitdaba is correct, they are welcome to ask for volunteers on CN and they definitely know what a wiki is, they run a very large number of them. :)
    Let's leave this topic be, I hope Bawitdaba is able to get the contributor assistance they need. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 17:21, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you Bawitdaba (talk) 20:27, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    this adds so much to the table of contents. among all the technical questions... Donkey Kong Chantolove (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2023 (UTC)

    image loading errors

    At the time of typing this, I wanted to note that several images on Sega Wiki return an image loading error. Bawitdaba (talk) 12:13, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    I have the same on hoolehistoryheritagesociety.org.uk/wiki Hooligan2 (talk) 12:33, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    Seems to have been resolved Bawitdaba (talk) 15:39, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    How to get a entity Qid by the label ?

    Hello,

    Sorry to disturb you but I need to know if someone can help me to get the ID of wikidata entity by its label (using model or modul, doesn't mind), please ? If it's not possible, do you think MSw is a good idea to have an equivalent of wikidata entity ? Tite Melina (talk) 16:38, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    @Tite Melina Hi, your question is pretty vague. Please explain what you mean, and you'd get appropriate help. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  19:09, 18 January 2023 (UTC)

    WikiSEO (Site Verification Key) - How to get it ?

    Hello, I see in ManageWiki page this parameter : Site Verification Key ($wgXXXXSiteVerificationKey). So my question is : how to set it or how to have the site verification key (for google for example) please ? Thnaks you Tite Melina (talk) 16:58, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    I think this guide should answer your question: User:NotAracham/WikiSEO_-_Improving_Search_Ranking Dimpizzy (talk) 17:21, 17 January 2023 (UTC)
    EDIT: Dimpizzy beat me to it, thanks! --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 17:23, 17 January 2023 (UTC)

    Bureaucrat Rights

    On the wiki I requested I used to have administrative abilities, and now I don't. It was because of the outage recently I think. I haven't been on the internet too much recently so I didn't ask earlier but I was wondering on how to get administrative abilities back. The wiki is the Prime Earth Tim Drake Wiki, if that helps. Greeny (talk) 08:30, 18 January 2023 (UTC)

    I recommend adding this request at Stewards' Noticeboard, under the Permissions section. Dimpizzy (talk) 12:36, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
    Okay. Greeny (talk) 07:52, 22 January 2023 (UTC)

    General problem creating a template

    Hello, how do you exactly create a template? For now, I am using mostly the same source as https://polcompball.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Ideology&action=edit, but when I copy it into my wiki https://philosophyball.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Ideology, it doesn't make a template at all? What am I missing here? Btw, I've tried searching for source edit but couldn't find it.  Euglenos sandara (talk) 13:07, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

    On the Polcompball template page, there's a list of templates it depends on that you'll have to add as well, under "Templates used on this page". And then any templates those depend on, and so on. I think you also need to enable the Infobox extension. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:14, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you for your reply. I am aware of those templates, but I am having a problem specifically converting them into a source page so that it creates an infobox, not just text. I don't know if that's something related with extentions that could fix it. I tried searching on Extensions, but how exactly do you enable them on your wiki and where do you find the infobox extension? Acquisitor of Wisdom (talk) 13:46, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    Hmm, I think it might be called Portable Infobox, under the Parser Hooks tab. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:51, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

    ‏Interwiki request

    smallvillewiki

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    annie https://annieawards.org/legacy/$1-annie-awards No No
    bluray https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Blu-ray-Blu-ray/$1 No No
    comicvine https://comicvine.gamespot.com/w/$1 No No
    dictionary https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/$1 No No
    terms https://terms.hebrew-academy.org.il/munnah/$1 No No
    discogs https://www.discogs.com/release/$1 No No
    dvd https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/DVD-DVD/$1 No No
    emmy https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/$1 No No
    event https://www.imdb.com/event/$1 No No
    goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/$1 No No
    imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/$1 No No
    isbn https://isbnsearch.org/isbn/$1 No No
    issn https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/$1 No No
    leo https://www.leoawards.com/past_winners/pdf/$1.pdf No No
    name https://www.imdb.com/name/$1 No No
    nli https://www.nli.org.il/he/books/NNL_ALEPH$1/NLI No No
    rpg https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/$1.phtml No No
    svbr https://www.supermanhomepage.com/other/book-reviews/book-reviews.php?topic=sv-$1 No No
    trailer https://goldentrailer.com/gta$1-program-book/ No No
    tvtropes https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/$1 No No
    ves https://www.vesglobal.org/portfolio-items/$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No
    Ora & D (talk) 14:46, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    User verified as original requester of wiki and authorized to make this request, but I'm encountering critical DB error when attempting to add interwikis.
    Escalating to Site Reliability Admins before proceeding. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 15:52, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done on all requested IW prefixes. Removing the 'www' was required was required for the nli alias to resolve, but testing shows that it will correctly direct to subpages as intended.
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:16, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    What's wrong with 'www'? Nevermind, it works either way. Thank you! Ora & D (talk) 20:48, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yep, I tried a few different permutations but the 'add' interface for interwiki wouldn't recognize it as a valid URL with the www prefix included.
    Thankfully the one I landed on that does pass filter criteria seems to work as intended. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 21:07, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    NotAracham Looks like you did add most of these interwiki entries.
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    Remaining entries
    nli https://www.nli.org.il/he/books/NNL_ALEPH$1/NLI No No
    rpg https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/$1.phtml No No
    svbr https://www.supermanhomepage.com/other/book-reviews/book-reviews.php?topic=sv-$1 No No
    trailer https://goldentrailer.com/gta$1-program-book/ No No
    tvtropes https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/$1 No No
    ves https://www.vesglobal.org/portfolio-items/$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No

    Ora & D (talk) 19:49, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

    All completed now, had to break for an urgent task partway through. :) --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:17, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    Oh. You've mentioned a DB error, I thought it cut the list off. Ora & D (talk) 20:43, 19 January 2023 (UTC)
    Nope, separate issue resolved earlier this morning that allowed me to proceed w/ adding entries. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 20:46, 19 January 2023 (UTC)

    NotAracham emmy, leo, svbr, ves – all end with  which turns into _ and breaks all links.

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    emmy https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/$1 No No
    leo https://www.leoawards.com/past_winners/pdf/$1.pdf No No
    svbr https://www.supermanhomepage.com/other/book-reviews/book-reviews.php?topic=sv-$1 No No
    ves https://www.vesglobal.org/portfolio-items/$1-annual-ves-awards/ No No

    Ora & D (talk) 09:50, 20 January 2023 (UTC)

    Redid connections on all of the above, please test and let me know if this resolves the issue. --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 14:54, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
    Issue resolved.
    I'd like to add one more entry:
    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    review https://www.supermanhomepage.com/other/book-reviews/book-reviews.php?topic=$1 No No
    Thanks again! Ora & D (talk) 15:48, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
    Done, sorry for delays. Shall I remove the svbr entry, or leave as-is? --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 00:26, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    It's redundant but harmless. Since you asked... Remove it. Ora & D (talk) 07:29, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:05, 21 January 2023 (UTC)

    Visual editor disappeared on my wiki

    I don't know where to ask for help for this, so if anyone here is able to assist, please do. [2] Last time I had the visual editor was January 18. I was inactive for one day and came back and the visual editor was gone, and still is. I even went to my Chromebook which had a tab of the main page open for a few days, and when I reloaded the page, the Edit feature just disappeared. The whole wiki now only allows me to edit in source mode, even though I checked and I still have the visual editor extension enabled. Please tell me there's a way to fix this. --Singletap (talk) 17:07, 21 January 2023 (UTC)

    @Singletap: Hi there. Have you tried going to Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki and seeing if the VisualEditor extension is enabled? That might be the issue. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 18:25, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    No, that is not the issue. If it were that simple I wouldn't be having this problem. I do have the visual editor extension enabled. But it has just mysteriously stopped working. --Singletap (talk) 20:06, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Singletap: If the normal troubleshoots aren't working, you can file a request on Phabricator, or if you'd like I'm happy to file a task on your behalf. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 20:42, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    Going to also note that turning VisualEditor on and off again might work, if you want to try that. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 20:51, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    As hoped, the new MediaWiki update seems to have fixed the problem. But thank you for your service! Singletap (talk) 23:40, 21 January 2023 (UTC)

    VE "Edit" button translation disappeared post-1.39

    Hello Miraheze Meta, first time posting here! I'm a contributor to this wiki, which as you can see, is in a constructed language without an ISO 639-3 code (yet) and therefore has all of its translations on-wiki (I'm not sure whether that is relevant to the bug). Yesterday's 1.39 MediaWiki update apparently caused our translation for the VisualEditor's "Edit" button to disappear (the translation does appear very briefly while loading the page on old Vector, though, then turns into <edit>; it doesn't appear likewise on Vector 2022, therefore I presume it's a V2022-related problem). If I'm not mistaken, this translation used to be located at MediaWiki:Edit, has this changed for V2022 and/or MW 1.39? Is there a new location for translating the button or are we just having a bug? Thanks in advance for any help. -Studeni (talk) 11:41, 22 January 2023 (UTC)

    @Studeni Hi there! This is indeed probably bacause of the upgrade. I have a few useful links on your wiki to direct you to;
    1. https://isv.miraheze.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Vector-view-edit for Edit button.
    2. https://isv.miraheze.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Vector-view-history for Page history button.
    Hope this helps. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  20:25, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you so much for the link @Ugochimobi, I fixed the problem by replacing {{int:edit}} with a direct translation. I'm wondering, where does the former "int" thing transclude translations from, though? -Studeni (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Studeni It does transclude from MediaWiki:Edit. Although you have the translated one right there in MediaWiki:Edit, but I think because isv code doesn't have an ISO thingy yet?? so it falls back to MediaWiki:Edit/en, an english version of whatever edit is meant to be. A protip would be, try doing a MediaWiki:Edit/isv page and the revert your edit on the MediaWiki:Vector-view-edit page and see if something interesting happens. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  21:33, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Ugochimobi: Nope, that did not work, but thanks for giving out useful info. Hopefully the language gets its ISO code proposal passed this time (and soon) so we stop relying on workarounds. -Studeni (talk) 21:58, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    @Studeni Sounds great! --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  22:01, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    Why the Real Life Villains wiki is closed?

    This wiki is just dedicated to document real life criminals, I don't know how it violated the content policy. MaxEvo (talk) 00:42, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    Discussion pertaining to the wiki can be found here. The issue was not providing sources for negative claims made about people, which breaks rule three of the Content Policy. Dimpizzy (talk) 00:49, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    As Dimpizzy said before I could, that wiki had no referencing for the claims its content made, which can be particularly damaging for people who have not been covered in major publications (e.g. national news outlets). Tali64³ (talk) 00:52, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    Qualitypedia wikis are missing

    I mean crappygames wiki, rottenwebsites wiki and so on of their network. Did they have been affected by the db141, or were removed permanently due to unrelated issue? 93.159.237.1 10:39, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    They were deleted due to a community vote. Backups exist and are available somewhere on archive.org (I'll update this post if I can find them). --Blad (talkcontribsglobal) 13:02, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    Sadly, if there isn't a way to re-import them somehow to a new wiki site. We have a lot of missing pages that are now lost. (I imported a few of the pages on New Qualitipedia, but not all of them. Considering I was busy on other things besides the wikis.) Nidoking (talk) 15:53, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    Per request, here's the archive.org XML backups:
    https://archive.org/details/qualitipedia-xmls
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:17, 25 January 2023 (UTC)
    Now we have to figure out, how to import them all. Considering they are huge dumps after all. Nidoking (talk) 13:45, 26 January 2023 (UTC)
    Wait, what? What wrong was with these wikis? 93.159.237.1 11:31, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
    The reason why the vote to close Qualitipedia was held was because it was negatively affecting Miraheze's reputation. Tali64³ (talk) 11:51, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
    Could you elaborate, please? I was a minor contributor and noticed nothing of a kind. 93.159.237.1 12:42, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
    Alright, let me explain this: On March 14th, 2020, a YouTuber by the name of ThePackagedReviewer uploaded a rant on several reception wikis, terming them "Miraheze Reception Wikis" in the rant's title. The rant included two of the wikis in Qualitipedia (Awful Movies Wiki and Terrible TV Shows Wiki, which was later renamed to Terrible Shows and Episodes Wiki) This led people to assume that Miraheze was nothing but reception wikis, which is obviously not true. Afterward, many rants appeared on several websites (including DeviantART and Reddit) complaining about reception wikis, eventually causing some people to think that Miraheze = reception wikis, which is not true at all, even less so now that reception wikis are forbidden from being created on Miraheze currently. Tali64³ (talk) 14:22, 27 January 2023 (UTC)
    The wikis weren't shut down for solely reputational damage, nor were new ones banned for solely this reason.
    Aside from generally creating unfavorable views of miraheze, they were proving ungovernable with frequent personal attacks between members of those communities. Despite several attempts at intervention and remediation, these problems persisted.
    This was a major factor in the closure, one which also prompted the negative ranting off-site that led to reputational damage. Links with more details on each event follow:
    Discussion on Qualitipedia leading to closure
    RfC banning new reception wikis
    --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 16:37, 27 January 2023 (UTC)

    User page usage on Miraheze ?

    For what can I use User-page(s) that comes with a Miraheze account ?

    I looked around a bit on Miraheze for information on this but so far have not found anything that helped.
    (if there are any related pages on this subject ... just link me up)

    As a potential example:
    Suppose I have some personal-generated data-collection/research (somewhat raw-data in MW-table form). And I would like to move that from the related source wiki to Miraheze (as I kinda feel there a bit overkill for the related source site).
    Would that be more-or-less outside the accepted usage of Miraheze user-space page(s) ?
     .MvGulik. 11:15, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    Userspace on Miraheze Meta (this wiki) is reserved for content about Meta or yourself. If you want to post content like what you have described, you can request your own wiki at Special:RequestWiki. Tali64³ (talk) 18:19, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    >content about Meta or yourself.
    Roger that. .MvGulik. 20:42, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    Change the $wmgWikiLicense value into CC-BY-SA 3.0 for lhmnwiki

    To project our editors and contributors from the 30-days copyright violation healing issue, as the Wiki still on the imported state, I wants to change the Content License type as shown as above. Pisces (talk) 12:56, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    That's a setting wiki admins can change themselves at Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-editing. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:03, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    But not for me... I can't see the 3.0, only the 4.0 there. Pisces (talk) 13:15, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
    Oh you're right, I thought you were just looking for the place where that setting is changed. You may want to ask on Stewards' Noticeboard instead. Dimpizzy (talk) 13:19, 23 January 2023 (UTC)

    User pages on my wiki are messed up now

    User pages on my wiki are messed up currently, there's a line that now goes through the avatars/profile pictures and user names, and the "Contributions" and "Social profile" links are now below the others. Additionally, any text or elements too close to the top of the screen cut into it too and looped incorrectly.

    For example, here is a link my user page right now.

    Any help will be appreciated.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Effect-kun (talkcontribs)

    Hi there, are you logged in on your user account? You seem to have posted this message with an IP address. If you edited while logged out, I can have Stewards oversight the address so your personal information isn't revealed.
    Secondly, to answer your question: I believe that may be an issue with the way you've designed your userpage. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 03:46, 24 January 2023 (UTC)
    Apparently, I was logged out when I created this post, if you could change that it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! Effect-kun (talk) 13:35, 24 January 2023 (UTC)
    Will speak to Stewards on this, thanks for letting me know! Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 15:25, 24 January 2023 (UTC)

    When are the Wiki's gonna be Re-Open again?

    Local interwiki entries addition

    Could the following entries be added to signal's local interwiki table, please?

    Prefix URL Forward Transclude
    signal https://signal.org/$1 No No
    forum https://community.signalusers.org/$1 No No
    support https://support.signal.org/hc/articles/$1 No No

    ImpliedMemory (talk) 20:50, 25 January 2023 (UTC)

    Shouldn't the community forum be /t/$1 rather than /$1? //Talya - Let's talk// 08:55, 26 January 2023 (UTC)
    I think it would be useful to link to categories (/c/$1), e.g. to the Beta Feedback category in the Beta testing article, and perhaps to users (/u/$1) or groups (/g/$1) as well. It could also be useful to direct readers to e.g. the forum's search (/search). So I think it may be simpler to just have one interwiki prefix for the forum instead of multiple separate ones for these cases.
    The motivation for https://signal.org/$1 is the same, while the main thing that we already link to using external links is /blog/$1, in the future it may be useful to link to /docs/$1, /bigbrother/$1, /download/$1, etc. (we might also want to link to these pages in general, rather than specific blog posts or articles). ImpliedMemory (talk) 11:17, 26 January 2023 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 13:59, 26 January 2023 (UTC)
    Thank you! ImpliedMemory (talk) 16:22, 26 January 2023 (UTC)