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How do you change your signature?

I want to change my signature to "Thank u, next, Eiji". But I don't know how. Eijitheawesome (talk) 20:21, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

@Eijitheawesome: You can do this from Special:Preferences. Please ensure you select the 'treat this as wiki markup' box. I would suggest somewhere linking to your user and/or user talk page. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      On wikibreak) 20:34, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

An error with the Flow extension

Every time I try to post a link on a flow discussion, I get this error.

[65e7c79dfe278b96d761808a] Caught exception of type Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError

The only way I can bypass this error is by removing the link destination by using <nowiki></nowiki> or removing it. Can you fix it?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:42, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

I think it's a technical issue and you should file a ticket on phab:.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 05:47, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Okay. I will do so.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:48, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

I got a problem

On my Wiki project, something has recently been going wrong. I keep getting the following error message: " [01043969262bb838332e4ade] 2019-09-10 15:15:32: Fatal exception of type "Error" ". It's been happening on-off today and I'm just really confused. Is there any way to fix this?? Thanks. ManiacACS (talk) 15:22, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi, @ManiacACS:, I'll look shortly for you. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights -      On wikibreak) 15:34, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Lilypond Version

I am using the extension Score, which is using Lilypond 2.18.2. Most of my scores require 2.19.x, so I am very limited with the use of the extension. Is there planned to update Lilypond any time soon? Greetings Manuela (talk) 07:04, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Manuela:  Done updated to 2.19.81. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:14, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Wow, that was really fast! Thank you very much, when will I see the change in my wiki? Lilyu - smile.svg Manuela (talk) 14:41, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
@Manuela: You should be able to see the change now, is that not the case? Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:10, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Check out this link, I show the actual version of Lilypond here: About Lilypond Wiki, I tried purging the page, no effect Manuela (talk) 16:15, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
I have checked out some other wikis, on every one my code says Version 2.18.2 <score raw="1">\paper { tagline = ##f } \markup \fontsize #4 #(lilypond-version)</score> Lily (talk) 08:25, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Finding Wikis which use a specific extension

Hi, is there a possibility to find out which wikis on Miraheze use a specific extension? And how can I find wikis with recent edits? Thanx, Lily (talk) 04:48, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

@Lily: There is no extension or automatic process to do so. The only way you could find out would be to ask a sysadmin to take a look at any specific extensions (so please feel free to ask me and I will provide a list). As for wikis with recent edits, that is also currently not possible but you can take a look at Special:WikiDiscover and Gazetteer of wikis. 06:04, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer, I am interested in the extension Score. I have already been looking on Special:WikiDiscover, but many wikis there are closed or private. Gazetteer of wikis ok wow 319.450 pages, that is a lot Lily (talk) 06:52, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lily: these wikis have Score enabled. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:09, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Lily (talk) 07:45, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I have checked it out, unfortunately there is an extension called Contribution Scores. It seems that every wiki that has this extension activated pops up in your list, too. Lily (talk) 08:04, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
All wikis using extension Score, not especially Miraheze ones. --Rob Kam (talk) 12:15, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

I cannot find my wiki on wmflabs.org

I was looking for the stats of my wiki on wmflabs.org (just for fun), but I could not find my wiki. What am I missing? Lily (talk) 05:32, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

@Lilly: These stats have not been recently updated unfortunately. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 17:23, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
I have contacted the maintainer (Mutante) so he can take a look. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:27, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, greetinx. BTW, can you tell me why I do not see Lilypond Version 2.19.81? My code still says 2.18.2 Lily (talk) 19:26, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Lilly: 2.18.2 is the latest stable version as far as I can tell. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 19:35, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1:I have been using 2.19.xx for quite a long time on Windows and Linux. On Linux Lilypond never crashed, the stable version is not more stable than 2.19.xx, trust me. Pls notice my username has only one "l" in the middle, so I never got a ping on your answer. Lily (talk) Lily (talk) 19:33, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Personal Email Notice

Hi all, I intent to edit Mediawiki: Emailpagetext to allow having your own personal notice below the current message. I will post the exact new wikitext which will do this shortly and will leave this open for comments for a few days. If you do not want to implement a personal message then this will not have any impact on you. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 17:22, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

A Steward will need to turn on 'Enable string function functionality' first. @Void and John: ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 21:29, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Might have been a missing bracket actually breaking it ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 21:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Proposed wikitext

You can use the form below to send an email message to this user. The email address you entered in [[Special:Preferences|your user preferences]] will appear as the "From" address of the email, so the recipient will be able to reply directly to you. {{#ifexist:User:$1/EmailNotice| {{User:$1/EmailNotice}} }}

 Added ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 16:34, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Can't find certain extensions on ManageWiki.

I was trying to implement the HotCat extension on AYTW, but I can't seem to find it. Could you please help me on this?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 15:55, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

@Eijitheawesome: HotCat is a gadget, not an extension. Please see Gadgets/HotCat for more info. If you need help installing it, please let me know. -- Void Whispers 21:46, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@Void: Okay, so how do I install it?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:20, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

@Eijitheawesome: Copy the contents of MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat, MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js, and MediaWiki:Gadget-Hotcatcheck.js to your wiki (1, 2, and 3 respectively). Then add the following line to MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition:
* HotCat[ResourceLoader|rights=edit|default]|HotCat.js|Hotcatcheck.js
-- Void Whispers 17:10, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

How to make navbox visible in mobile view

See my sandbox. The navboxes, including div with class "navbox" don't display at all in mobile view. If you open your F12 tool, you may even find the elements not loaded at all. I want to make them visible even in mobile view.--SolidBlock (talk) 14:48, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

How do I make it so that all edits have to be reviewed?

My wiki was recently vandalized, and I want to prevent this from happening. So how do I make it so that all edits from normal users have to be reviewed?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 20:03, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Extension:Moderation --Rob Kam (talk) 22:30, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
But please consider the trade-offs. Your users won't see their edits on the page until they are moderated, and may become less enthusiastic about contributing.
Vandalism is redressed globally by the CVT as well as local Admins. The "patrol" feature can help local Admins focus on edits from non-trusted users that a trusted user has not yet reviewed. The Abuse Filter can block vandalism and vandals automatically if it follows a pattern. Spıke (talk)01:30 23-Sep-2019

How to delete or lock discussion topics?

Since I am one of the admins on Atrocious Deviants wiki but I need help on locking and deleting discussion topics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JeagerEX12 (talkcontribs)

@JeagerEX12: I would suggest using the flow extension you can enable it by going here. If you have anymore questions please let me know. Thank you. Examknowtalkcontribs 01:06, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Interlanguage prefixes for Idiotpedia

I am going to request Interlanguage prefixes for Idiotpedia because Imbécilepedia (The french version) has been created. 「ペーパーカット?!PapercutsExist 14:28, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

@PapercutsExist: Can you confirm exactly what format you want for the interwiki(s)? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 17:46, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1:I have a question is it possible to format .php? 「ペーパーカット?!PapercutsExist 18:50, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

The Rename progess

Hey there this my alt account of PaperClip and I was changing my name but the progress of the name is taking to long. Think wiki that stopping me from my name is this the wiki was deleted and taking a long time to change my username to PaperClip I don't know if this is a problem or not PaperClip's alt (you wanna start a flame war?) 14:28, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

@TehUnobtainableMicheal: We're looking into it. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:31, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@TehUnobtainableMicheal: I've kicked the job off again so it should be working soon. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:53, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: It stop again -_- PaperClip's alt (you wanna start a flame war?) 15:44, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: It stopped now... --PaperClip's alt (you wanna start a flame war?) 16:35, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@TehUnobtainableMicheal: I'm waiting on someone else to come and help out as it's a different error this time and I don't know much about redis. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 16:37, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
 Done Paladox (talk) 21:46, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Accounts policy

Hello, comrades.
It becomes increasingly hard to be a free-thinker in Wikimedia wikis, particularly expressing thoughts critical of privileged or highly active users. Uploading certain content and making certain statements is too dangerous for a person holding some positions in wikis, especially for a public person. May a group of Wikimedians register an account here on Miraheze for that rôle? No problem to notify Miraheze top management (such as John F. Lewis) about identity of actual operators – this information just may not leak to the Wikimedia’s establishment. Again, this is not to sow deception on Miraheze, only to protect career of users abroad (specifically, in Wikimedia projects). Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:55, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

I am only one vote and not a policymaker, but would strongly object to using Miraheze to start or prolong a vendetta arising on some other website. It is not a problem with Wikimedia nor inappropriate protection of "privileged" users so much as a human reaction to injecting drama into any society. It is not hard to be a free-thinker on-line. Spıke (talk)18:17 29-Sep-2019
I, personally, do not see an issue with this as long as such activity does not affect the reputation of Miraheze in a negative light. John (talk) 22:54, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
A valid difference of opinion. At the least, importation of drama would be blocked at any wiki I administer as incompatible with the aims of the wiki. I concede it's unlikely to affect Miraheze's reputation, but solely because it's a tiny fraction of activity here, not because it's a healthy thing. Spıke (talk)02:08 30-Sep-2019

Add to Google Search

Hello! How to make my site searchable through Google? --Kwack (talk) 08:31, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

@Kwack: It's based on Google's PageRank system, so if users wanna find your wiki, they'd have to explicitly search for "your wiki name" Miraheze. But for some wikis, if the wiki is a specific popular subject and there is a Miraheze wiki that exists about such subject, then the wiki will probably show in Google Search. Like searching "2b2t wiki" will show a Miraheze wiki link as the first result. –Ανδρέας talk | contributions 22:52, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Interlanguage prefixes for Idiotpedia

Interlanguage Prefix: fr:
URL: https://imbecilepedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
Example of how it would work: fr:9800 -> fr:Accueil
Requested for: https://idiotpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/
--「ペーパークリップ?!」(PaperClip) Flame wars 13:52, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

No active login attempt is in progress for your session.

That's the error I get when I try to log in to my account on Incredible Wikis and Users Wiki. Can you maybe fix this?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 01:14, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I’ve seen a lot of people who want to become a Miraheze sysadmin. Why are they still “volunteers” and not “staff”? Basically, anyone who at least have autopatrol and/or rollback/wiki creator is automatically automatically a “staff” and they should be “paid”. Why are the best local staff members not paid for managing the Miraheze servers? OwenFung87 06:26, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@OwenFung87: Staff is higher than the rights you've mentioned and I don't know any wiki that pays a rollbacker or normal contributors and we don't do this for money. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:15, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Additionally, should RhinosF1 be paid by Southparkfan? OwenFung87 06:26, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@OwenFung87: I wouldn't accept payment as I chose to do this in my free time for everyone's good as I enjoy it. I'm not wanting money out of this. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:15, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Also, please be aware of your RfC restrictions as while it seems to be a polite question at this point, I can see this easily breaching the spirit of your sanctions. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:15, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: I am not trying to breach my sanctions, once again, I am just asking questions about Miraheze that will extremely unlikely to be happening (e.g. real meetings with WMF staff). I will always keep it to my user subpage for "fake proposals" that will not be converted into "real" proposals until my sanction has been ended. I promise that I will never violate my sanction and feel free to address any concerns. I will accept a request for a global ban if I ever violate my sanctions. Thank you. I will not officially appeal this restriction until I am at the age of 16 and my parents and friends allow me to do that, although this may be changed or exempted if there is a need (e.g. Miraheze is to be incorporated, which will never happen anytime soon). Sincerely, Owen Jason Fung (Student, Hong Kong International School) Please note that I will not accept any face to face meetings, until, again, I am at the age of 16. --OwenFung87 12:48, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
@OwenFung87: I don't want you to think that I thought you were attempting to violate them, I just wanted to make it clear that it can't become a proposal. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:37, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

A vandal named Gripp

There's a vandal named Gripp who just destroyed a wiki known as Wage 10. He deleted every single page on it and blocked everyone on it. He also sent me a message that's very offensive on Terrible TV Shows Wiki. Please block him right away.

The message Gripp sent me

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 01:05, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

UPDATE: I also found another message he sent to a user named MJ2009 on Terrible TV Shows Wiki.

https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:V7tlhayttg6o9qj6&topic_showPostId=v8n3sd7g1mmhj98y#flow-post-v8n3sd7g1mmhj98y

And he came here and deleted your complaint, a banning offense in my view, apart from the overt antagonism-about-nothing shown in his posts. Spıke (talk)01:31 6-Oct-2019
@IAMEiji: I have locked the account for vandalism, however I am not able to remove the comments as it seems CVT does not have global commentadmin. Feel free to have local sysop (or possible yourself) revert them. Thanks Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 01:36, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Can you please global Inkȿter

Inkȿter is a user who impersonates Inkster‎‎. --「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 00:34, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

How do I get rid of the "Welcome to (Insert wiki here)" pop-up?

There's an annoying pop-up when I edit a page that says "Welcome to (Insert wiki here)". It constantly gets on my nerves because it appears every single time I try to edit. Can you please help me get rid of it?

The pop-up. This appears when I try to edit a page on Greatest Movies Wiki.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:31, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

How do I change my username?

Hi! I wanted to change my username but found no information this regard. Can anybody tell me something about the process, or if it is even possible? Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leo.rocca (talkcontribs)

@Leo.rocca: Go to here to change it. --「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 16:55, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for interwiki on Rikapedia

Hello. Add an interwiki link for to Rikapedia. The interwiki is "fanon" and the URL is "[1]". --「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 04:21, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

 Done--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:12, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for interwiki on Rikapedia Fanon

Hey. I wanna add an interwiki link for Rikapedia Fanon as well. The interwiki is "rika" and the URL is "https://epikrika.miraheze.org/wiki/". --「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 14:28, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

How do you make your wiki discussion sections look like this?

I want my wiki discussion pages to look like this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacsonic9000 (talkcontribs)

Just set up Flow. - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 16:34, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
When I try, it gives me this error: The following errors occurred:Extension blogpage was not added because of failed requirements. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacsonic9000 (talkcontribs)
I don't think this is related to BlogPage extension, so you don't have to enable it, but you have to enable Flow instead. - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 11:02, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

The discussion bar still doesn't show up when I enable Flow.

Anything else I need to do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacsonic9000 (talkcontribs)

After enabling the Flow extension, you have to change content model for talk namespaces. Follow these steps to do so:
  1. Go to Special:ManageWiki/namespaces page on your wiki.
  2. Select the corresponding subject namespace of talk namespace where you want to enable Flow.
  3. Move to "Talk namespace" tab.
  4. Change content model of it to flow-board.
  5. Move to "Submit" tab.
  6. Type the reason you want to enable Flow and press Submit.
It may take several minutes to apply settings. You may need to delete existing talk pages to show up Flow there instead. - P1av0rSe01Complaint? 11:02, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Username policy

Following the closure of Requests for Comment/Username policy (2), the Username Policy has been created. However, there are a few things that still need to be clarified better.

  1. The global community is invited to create more complete definitions of offensive, insulting, harassing, and trolling to complement the first and last criteria. Note that an existing definition for harassment exists in the Code of Conduct.
  2. The community is invited to consider the creation of a Request for Comments/Usernames page per the proposal at Requests for Comment/Username policy (2)#Amendment 2 to the enforcement section (Provision for RfC/U).

For any clarification of the new policy, please ask below. For completion of these two clarifications, I'd recommend starting a new (sub)section, but you can do whatever you want. -- Void Whispers 23:46, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

  1. @Void: However, since Proposal 3 does not pass, if the locking user/or any wikis interfered with the user/or the whole Miraheze community has a large contradiction, users/staff may have to meet face-to-face or even lead to a Supreme Court decision. OwenFung87 12:53, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
    @OwenFung87: I doubt a supreme court will rule on a Username policy but one of the proposals in RfC part 2 may ease you. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 13:29, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I have begun the process of drafting a discussion on harassment and trolling etc. following the recommendations in point #1. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 21:23, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Files are broken again.

Every file has turned into "Error creating thumbnail: File Missing". Please help!

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 07:45, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

I also got an error when I tried to upload a photo.

Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/a/ad/Moxy_is_a_skinny_legend.jpg". Make sure your upload directory is configured correctly and your web server has permission to write to that directory. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:$wgUploadDirectory for more information.

About PNG files

I have yet another problem with Altcyclopedia right now. Apparently, the PNG files have very serious issues. In a nutshell, I get nothing but “Error creating thumbnail: File missing” on all of them. Is there any to resolve this?! - Thanks ManiacACS (talk) 10:26, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

I suppose that Miraheze has server issues, I cannon upload files at all Lily (talk) 10:39, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh no... ManiacACS (talk) 11:46, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi, we found the issue and fixed it. Sorry for the inconvenience cause by this. Paladox (talk) 12:33, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Unblocking Problem and Account Creation Problem

Whenever I try to unblock this anonymous user (184.91.107.238) on Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki, they somehow get blocked again from account creation. I know that I disabled anonymous user editing on that wiki permanently a while back, but I feel bad for that user for not getting past account creation (since I made a truce from them). Is this a bug? Please help me with this issue regardless of the case. Iceyellow (talk) 08:27, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Oh, also, some of the anonymous users cannot get past their account creation since there are some that are stuck on inputting their password since they get problems with their inputs.

@Iceyellow: no this is not a bug, heres a copy of the block entry for that ip you specified on the wiki you provided, 19:14, August 8, 2019 Iceyellow blocked 184.91.107.238 talk with an expiration time of indefinite (account creation disabled, email disabled, cannot edit own talk page), you disabled account creation. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 12:30, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Huh? I thought that unblocking anonymous users like the one I mentioned would mean that they can create accounts again. I suppose I should temporarily block them without any specified editing reasons and then unblock them just to solve the problem? Iceyellow (talk) 13:02, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Strange, I've just lifted the block without any issues. It looks like your previous attempts at unblocking the IP never went through. -- Void Whispers 17:00, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Flow and Interwiki

How to turn off "From ... wiki" under the page name.

Synth DIY wiki now has "From Synth DIY wiki" under every main page name. How to turn this off? --Rob Kam (talk) 09:58, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Try blanking the page MediaWiki:Tagline, or adding #siteSub { display:none; } to MediaWiki:Common.css. -- Void Whispers 16:51, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks blanking the page MediaWiki:Tagline fixed it. --Rob Kam (talk) 17:53, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

The Definition of Harassment and Related Terms RfC

Hello,

The community's input in requested at The Definition of Harassment and Related Terms RfC that has been created to refine the definitions used in the Username Policy and throughout other Global Policies. This is based on the request as part of the closure to the Username RfC and the final of the 2 supplemental RfCs created following the creation of the Username Policy. Thanks for your cooperation, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 21:38, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Finance

As I have seen, Labster is no longer in charge of Miraheze's finances, nor of his related page here, who will be in charge now?, sorry for my English... GOTILON - Talk - Contributions

As of right now Labster is still in charge of Miraheze's finances, if anything changes, we will let the community know! :) Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 21:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
The page has been updated. Southparkfan (talk) 11:48, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Citation modules

Hi I am trying to have some citation templates (like w:Template:Cite journal) from Wikipedia, to make quick citations and profit from the visual edit. I started by copying the w:Module:Citation/CS1 and related modules, and it was ok until I needed to copy w:Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css, I get an error that says Error: Lua error at line 1: unexpected symbol near '/'. I do not know how to proceed. What am I doing wrong? Was there an easy way to do this? -MaGoV (talk) 09:00, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

The Notorious IHateShippers Is Totally Out Of Control

With all his 43 sock accounts (and more), this troll went from being a noxious shipper hater back from April 2019 to a heartless cyberbully of mine in August 30, 2019; and he's going crazy! Is there a way to actually get him out of Miraheze forever so that he can leave all of the wikis he visits alone at last?

For example, how do I use the abuse filter so that his accounts get automatically blocked the next time he makes another one? And how do I auto-delete troll pages?

Usually, he'd make troll pages that are about giving me rape threats by sending fictional characters, memes and internet users. Sometimes, he makes immature rants about everything he hates such as ships, bad games and bad companies. Sometimes, those things above can be the name of his next sock account and not just hate pages he makes.

Iceyellow (talk) 04:59, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm investigating a more proactive solution with a global abuse filter. -- Void Whispers 17:42, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for interwiki on Idiotpedia and Imbécilepedia.

Hey there, I want to add Local interwiki prefixes and Interlanguage prefixes on both Idiotpedia and Imbécilepedia here a list of them (both of the wikis)

Idiotpedia

Prefix URL
fr https://imbecilepedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
en https://idiotpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$1
rika https://epikrika.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
instagram https://www.instagram.com/$1
twitter https://www.twitter.com/$1
wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$1

Imbécilepedia

Prefix URL
fr https://imbecilepedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
en https://idiotpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$1
rika https://epikrika.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
instagram https://www.instagram.com/$1
twitter https://www.twitter.com/$1
wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$1

Thank you in advance --「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 17:47, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Delete the World of Iceria wiki

Hello Miraheze admin,

I kindly request the deletion of the World of Iceria wiki, found here: https://iceria.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Thank you!

Edgard (talk) 15:19, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Language template help

My wiki project has yet another template problem. I'm trying to integrate a language template to the wiki, and all I get is "Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 15: attempt to call field 'length' (a nil value).". Several other templates on the wiki apparently have that same unresolvable problem. Is there a way to fix Lua errors? Thanks. ManiacACS (talk) 15:29, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Questions about Wikibase

Hi! I recently requested a wiki (https://nbdb.miraheze.org/) and I've enabled the Wikibase Repository. I have some questions:

  • Is there a way to move items to the main namespace, instead of using their own Item: NS? I know the MediaWiki docs show a way, but not sure if Miraheze offers this option (if not, no problem. Just wondering).
  • Secondly, and more importantly, I don't find the option to add statements to items. For example, this test item I created. The Statements header exists, but there is no edit button for that section. I think I already assigned all wikibase-related permissions to admins, but maybe I missed some? Apparently it works now. I'm guessing the installation needed some time to configure everything.
  • Also, if I understand it correctly, the extension that lets a wiki connect with another wikibase installation to display data from it is the Wikibase Client, which is not available for now, right? However, is there a way to fetch data from a Wikibase Repository installed in the same wiki without having the Client?

I think that's all for now. Thanks in advance! --Ondo (talk) 12:06, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Can you delete this wiki I made?

I've abandoned the wiki and it's been translated into some language, like German. Can you please delete it?

https://horriblesongsandartists.miraheze.org

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 18:22, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Unfortunately I cannot do that for you. You should make a request on phabricator. Thank you. Examknowtalkcontribs 21:14, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Actually, @Examknow: It's stewards that delete Wikis. Any request made on Phabricator will be closed invalid. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 05:57, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
@RhinosF1 and IAmEiji: I am sorry I was not aware that was the case. Please make a request on the Stewards noticeboard. Thank you. --Examknowtalkcontribs 14:35, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done, noting that I said SN request when I meant CN request. Whoops. -- Void Whispers 20:10, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Dan Jacobson thinking of moving his two wikis to Miraheze

Hello. I am getting old and don't want to maintain MediaWiki any more and thus am thinking of moving my two sites,

to Miraheze, however they probably will very quickly run aground of the Dormancy Policy, as the former very likely will have no more activity, due to the author's age, and the latter less and less activity, as radios are all going digital, as we note on each page that describes a organization that no longer is scannable.

Anyway tell me if my wikis could be exist on Miraheze forever even if not being active (qualify as Dormancy exceptions). I note as I use Let's Encrypt, the wikis could be moved to Miraheze without the users even noticing a change in the URL! Thanks. Jidanni (talk) 02:53, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

@Jidanni: That should be fine, since the pages are meant to be read that would qualify as a dormancy exception. You can request an import and custom domain on Phabricator after you have requested your wikis. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:40, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Adding Textbox from Wikipedia

I'm trying to add informational textboxes like the ones shown here to pages on my wiki. I've read help manuals but I can't figure out how to upload them correctly. Also, I would want to do this for a large number of pages (i.e., ~1,100 of them)...is this possible? PFH (talk) 02:35, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Our FAQ suggests a procedure by which to get Wikipedia templates to work at Miraheze. Please read that and see if that solves your problem. Cheers! Spıke (talk)12:33 27-Oct-2019

HELP!!!

A user named Roll (Mega Man), Toon Zelda, Meryl (Mother 4), Chloe Carmichael must porn Iceyellow is vandalizing Loathsome Characters Wiki, and is attacking a user named Iceyellow!!! He's also sent some obscene messages to me on the same wiki! Block him please!!!

Proof of the messages: https://loathsomecharacters.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UserBoard&user=IAmEiji&conv=Roll+%28Mega+Man%29%2C+Toon+Zelda%2C+Meryl+%28Mother+4%29%2C+Chloe+Carmichael+must+porn+Iceyellow

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 05:50, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Locked. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:19, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

CoCC election

Hoi,

last year, CoCC election for 2018-2019 begun at 2018-11-02, which is about the last day without 'no CoCC day'. To avoid last-minute elections and co, I think we'd better start the stuff early, preferably starting next week. If nobody opposes, I will create election pages after 00:01, 24 October 2019 (UTC).

We might want to fix the election date, maybe 3 weeks before the expiration of the current CoCC? Maybe this is RFC matter. Currently, there is no provision on the selection of CoCC other than supplementary provision's "The seat for community-elected member will follow Miraheze Meta Requests for Permissions procedures". We might incorporate this into the CoCC rules via RFC, again.

+ I'm not running for re-election, I'd rather serve as a guy who creates annual election pages. We probably don't need bureaucracy like English Wikipedia ACE, we just need someone to create pages. — revi 05:41, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

I think it's decent to start next week so we can have enough time to vote for the new commission. Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:02, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Now begun at Code of Conduct/Commission/Election/2019. — revi 16:10, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

How do you set up an abuse filter?

I need help trying to set up an abuse filter for a wiki in order to stop spam from a user named IHateShippers. How do you do so?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 14:37, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

@IAmEiji: We’ve got a global one applied, I’ll ask someone to look at improving it. @Void:? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:39, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi

There's a user named VenoMz that's vandalizing Terrible TV Shows Wiki and is harassing a user known as MJ2009. Can someone block him please?

https://terribletvshows.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/VenoMz

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 14:36, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Examknow

Hi,

I’d like to inform the community of Requests_for_Comment/Examknow

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 13:37, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Why my user page don't display on Meta?

Hi, I don't have many to say here, my question is same of title, sorry for my English. GOTILON - Talk - Contributions

Edit: I want say the user page global on login.miraheze GOTILON - Talk - Contributions
@GOTILON: I've deleted the page so that the global page will display. -- Void Whispers 19:38, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank u so much GOTILON - Talk - Contributions

i'd like to be able to programmatically get the latest versions of wiki pages. Should i access the database or the API or something else?

I'd like to

  • disseminate the most recent version of the data on the wiki in different formats—LaTeX, HTML—
  • and to be able to fork the wiki—i remember hearing some people in Saskatchewan would like to do that.

I've heard the using the API can be a bit taxing on the server, is there a better way to go about downloading pages?

Thanks! PermeateCalgary (talk) 01:02, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

@PermeateCalgary: If you're going to fork the wiki taking a current database dump and importing it elsewhere is probably the best. If you just want to regularly fetch the latest content, using the API is probably better than just scraping the pages, although you should rate-limit whatever tool you use to do so regardless. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 01:40, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

How do I mass delete pages with a certain word in their title?

I'm trying to delete a bunch of pages with the word "Thread" in them. How do I do so? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 19:23, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

@IAmEiji: Are you referring to the Thread: namespace or pages in the namespace? Also, which wiki is this on? Dross (talk) 22:19, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I mean mainspace, not namespace in the second one. Dross (talk) 22:22, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
It's on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:47, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
I see you have the Nuke extension enabled. This is probably the most direct route you can take to delete all those thread pages (I'm guessing they came from Wikia). A couple of options I can think of:
  1. Add all the pages into categories manually or with something like AutoWikiBrowser (probably not the most desirable)
  2. Create a Thread: namespace in ManageWiki, then nuke the entire namespace. The namespace can be deleted afterwards.
Somebody else might have a better idea, but these are what I can think of off the top of my head. Dross (talk) 01:01, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
@Dross: So how do I create a new namespace? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 06:45, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
EDIT: Nvm, I found out how. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 06:48, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Examknow RfC Closure

Hi,

I'd like to make it clear that I am not happy with the desicion to not implement 2 of the proposals of the Examknow RfC. I will be taking steps to ensure that the desicion is implemented and the community has a chance to show their opinion later today.

I have personally decided that effective immediately, until the communities desicion is implemented I will not be dealing with anything on Miraheze other than ensuring implementation of this is done to the community's requirement.Withdrawn, no community support for continued action

I will also note that I have asked Examknow to resign.

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 07:01, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Proposal 3 was only a recommendation which group contacts discussed and decided in line with behaviour, it was not appropriate to revoke the cloak. Community oversight does not exist on IRC as it is ran by Miraheze representatives and not the community, likewise with Discord. John (talk) 07:42, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
I did not participate in the Examknow RFC as I do not believe it is my role to engage with potential rights abuses by other users. However, looking at the evidence and accusations I must state that I can't possibly reach a conclusion as so much hinges on evidence which is not just undisclosed but undescribed. I do however think that more than anything this highlights the problems with manual wiki creation which I have discussed repeatedly upon the Discord. ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 17:06, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

how to fix error?

Hello! When I did the Template "Website" I got the error "Error Lua in Module: Wikidata on line 186: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value)." I think I need to enable the "Wikibase (client)" extension for the template to work. If I think correctly, how can I turn it on? Wiki — frog.miraheze.org Kwack (talk)

  • You can request for that extension to be enabled because it's restricted. Please create a ticket on Phabricator for that. Wolf (talk) 10:12, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I'm New!

Hi, I'm new here! I guess a welcome, bye.

  • Welcome! Wolf (talk) 10:20, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Hate account!

There's a user named "Anti-Iceyellow for Life"! He's yet another alt of IHateShippers that's dedicated to harassing a user named Iceyellow! Lock his account!

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 04:26, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

There's another one of those accounts too!!! He's attacking Atrocious Deviants Wiki! Block him please!!! https://atrociousdeviants.miraheze.org/wiki/User:IHateIceyellow_(Rev_1)

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 07:07, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello, I think you will need to go to the Stewards'_noticeboard to post this. A steward will help you on this. Wolf (talk) 10:17, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Request for interwikis on Idiotpedia, Imbécilepedia, Idiotmeta, and Eicyclopedie

Hello I want to add these interwikis on Idiotpedia, Imbécilepedia, Eicyclopedie and Idiotmeta here's a list of them.

Prefix URL
fr https://imbecilepedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
en https://idiotpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$1
idiotmeta https://idiotmedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
?media http://illogicomedia.org/wiki/$1
rika https://epikrika.miraheze.org/wiki/$1
nl https://eicyclopedie.miraheze.org/wiki/$1

Thank you :) 「ペーパークリップ?!PaperClip I am also on TCRF 00:03, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm not a sysadmin/staff member, but use Phabricator for requests, please. See Request features. --Ondo (talk) 18:45, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
The request is on phabricator as item T4837 --Examknowtalkcontribs 02:14, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: didn't work. This goes to my talk pageペーパークリップ?!Email me please beg you... (aka PaperClip) 11:27, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: Please take it up on the phabricator task --EKcontribs 12:59, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: Not a Phabricator issue, the request should be made here. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 14:49, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
PaperClip Do you still request these interwikis? I could take care of it in the next few days, in any case I'll warn the other colleagues: CnocBride, Shaunak Chakraborty, 黑底屍. Greetings. Hispano76 (talk) 21:56, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for notifying me, I am handling this. @PaperClip:, by the way, I should not have to add the Wikipedia interwiki since that is already part of the global interwiki table and can be linked by adding the 'w:' prefix before links in articles. By the way, by default I have enabled the 'forward' parameter, this means that interwiki links to the wikis named above will look like local links (links to pages on the wiki). External links normally have a small arrow beside them, please advise whether you would like the links to be masked as local links or shown as external links :) Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 00:47, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Done! Please let me know if I missed anything or made any mistakes, it is quote late lol :D Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 00:56, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Something is wrong with "en" on Imbécilepedia is the worng link is suppose to be "https://idiotpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/" This goes to my talk pageペーパークリップ?!Email me please I beg you... (aka PaperClip) (t/c | global🌎) 14:21, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
That should be it resolved! Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 14:47, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

I'd like to know how to install JavaScript Wiki Browser

I'm trying to set up JavaScript Wiki Browser so that I can mass delete a page with a certain word easier. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 08:15, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Please see here for installation. For further usages, please read the documentation page on Wikipedia. Checking out how to use the AWB might also be helpful, as most of the features are similar with each other.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:25, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Regarding the take-down of supporting executable file extensions

I have received this notice of Miraheze taking down supports on .exe and other executable files, and I would like to have all the target extension types provided.

My biggest concern is whether a zip file could be targeted as well (because .exe or any other types of executable files can be included within them), as I distribute free mods of a game called Minetest (that is, say, an open source and free version of Minecraft also officially approving distribution of mods) on one of my wikis, and there I upload these mod files with a zip format.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:37, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

P.S. I have received the same messages everywhere. It would've been better for me if I received the message on a single wiki (if not automated).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:37, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Common.css seems to not apply on mobile

By default, MediaWiki:Common.css has a comment saying:

/* CSS placed here will be applied to all skins */

But it clearly isn't being applied on mobile (aplwiki.m.miraheze.org).

Any idea why this isn't working, and how I can fix it? Adám Brudzewsky (talk) 19:08, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

@Adám Brudzewsky: Since you have the MobileFrontend extension (enabled by default), you'll need to edit the Mobile CSS page instead of MediaWiki:Common.css since MobileFrontend does not load MediaWiki:Common.css. - Elaeagnifolia (talk) 21:09, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

How do I write a condition for an abuse filter?

I'm trying to set up an abuse filter for Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. How do I write a condition for it? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 17:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

The best place to start is probably mw:Extension:AbuseFilter/Rules format. Dross (talk) 20:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
Take a look at some of the Wikipedia abuse filters. --Rob Kam (talk) 20:53, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Allow file extensions

Hi, I'd like to allow uploads of MS Office documents, but the file extensions page (Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-restricted) is all greyed out. Is there a trick to this, or do I need to request it here? thanks, Gaddman (talk) 03:12, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

File upload extensions are restricted ManageWiki settings, so can only be enabled by stewards/staff. Create a task on Phabricator in order to enable them on your wiki. Dross (talk) 16:09, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Come talk to us

Hello everyone,

Miraheze are delighted to announce the launch of Miraheze Meetings.

Please give our new idea a look and feel free to drop in and ask if you have any questions.

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak)
For the Miraheze Meetings team
16:02, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Error when trying to access Main Page for Mashedpotaytoes wiki

Hi there,

I am getting the following error when trying to access the main page of my wiki, Mashedpotaytoes:

"MediaWiki internal error.

Original exception: [d4f17aeb11f7ddfbc43ec026] 2019-11-14 00:40:10: Fatal exception of type "MediaWiki\Storage\NameTableAccessException"

Exception caught inside exception handler.

Set $wgShowExceptionDetails = true; at the bottom of LocalSettings.php to show detailed debugging information."

This arose after setting up domain forwarding through GoDaddy. Could it be related to that?

Thanks! Jake Yeager (talk) 00:45, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Jake Yeager Maybe, I recommend there's an request in Phabricator.
@Jake Yeager: I have fixed this by removing the default Main Page as that seemed to be the only way to fix it. We will look further into this. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:18, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Gracias senor! - Jake Yeager (talk) 00:03, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Request for interwikis to add.

I wanna add interwiki to Глупаяпедия, Idiotpedia, Imbécilepedia, Eicyclopedie Here is a list them.

Thank you in advance ФБ101(T | G | E) 14:09, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

@PaperClip:  Done, Can you check that I didn't miss one or that there was a mistake? Hispano76 (talk) 23:25, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: The interwiki on "en" in Imbécilepedia is worng it's supposes to be "https://idiotpedia.miraheze.org/wiki/$1". — Preceding unsigned comment added by PaperClip (talkcontribs)
@PaperClip:  Done. Hispano76 (talk) 23:37, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: I notice that you forgot to add ru (https://glupayapediya.miraheze.org/wiki/$1) on Eicyclopedie ФБ101(T | G | E) 23:43, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: Oh, sorry. I thought it was just 4 wikis hehe. Anyway I can't edit that wiki because I'm not a member. Can you give me the Member permission temporarily? to do it. --Hispano76 (talk) 23:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: There. I made you a member ФБ101(T | G | E) 23:51, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
 Done --Hispano76 (talk) 23:55, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: I have a problem, I can't mark as read a notification in your Wiki because it is private. Could you temporarily reset the member's permission? this to deactivate the notifications in my preferences in that wiki. Sorry. --Hispano76 (talk) 00:12, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: There. It should be done. ФБ101(T | G | E) 00:17, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
 Ready, thank you. --Hispano76 (talk) 00:23, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Is there a way you can edit the protection reason dropdown?

I'm trying to edit the protection reason dropdown so that I can add another reason to protect an article on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. Could you tell me the Mediawiki article to edit the protection reason dropdown? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 22:27, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Eiji MediaWiki:Protect-dropdo

Define license policie for Miraheze Commons

Saludos a toda la comunidad de Miraheze. Hace un año se aprobó la creación de Miraheze Commons, un repositorio multimedia con archivos que todas las wikis de Miraheze pueden usar. Ya ha pasado un año y la wiki aún no ha definido sus políticas siendo la política de imágenes la más importante. Por eso solicito comentarios de la comunidad de Miraheze para poder definir que licencias de imágenes se aceptarán en Miraheze Commons. En principio, se deberían definir estos puntos en comparación a lo hecho en Wikimedia Commons pero adaptado a este proyecto:

Next I have two proposals for politics.

Miraheze Commons only accepts free content, i.e. images and other multimedia files that are not subject to copyright restrictions, which would prevent them from being used by anyone, at any time and for any purpose. In short, you only accept images and multimedia files under one of the Creative Commons licenses including Non-Derived and Non-Commercial. Images that are copyrighted and did not prove permission will be deleted.

Miraheze Commons accepts free content images, i.e. images and other multimedia files that are not subject to copyright restrictions, which would prevent them from being used by anyone, at any time and for any purpose. You also accept content under the assumption of Fair Use[1], provided that the author who uploaded the file resides in a country where fair use is accepted. In summary, images and multimedia files are accepted under Creative Commons and Fair Use licenses. Images that are copyrighted and did not prove permission or do not warrant the Fair Use will be deleted.

[1] Text in Wikimedia Commons to note: In addition, fair use depends on the context in which the image (or other medium) is used. That is, something that can be used on one page under the assumption of fair use could be a copyright infringement on another. In particular, the fair use scenario does not allow images to be collected and distributed in a multimedia database such as Wikimedia Commons. This means that fair use simply does not apply to Wikimedia Commons.

Thank you for your comments. Greetings. -Hispano76 (talk) 00:37, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

SVG preview files

Why do previews of certain SVGs look so pixelated? An example here: Animated SVG sphere, it looks so much better on commons

Rotating rainbow sphere.svg

Lily (Lilypond Wiki) 08:43, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Extention:CategoryTree is acting up

magic.miraheze.org
isvrus.mirhaeze.org
Helper (talk) 10:05, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Hello. We are using Extention:CategoryTree instead of Content, which is great ! However, noticed the count shows correct amount of articles, but in Category list shown all pages including translations ending /lang-code. The top category "Статьи Вера ИСВ‎ (8 С)" shows eight _original_ pages in russian which is correct or not does not matter now. Long subpages names I will rename later.

Статьи Вера ИСВ‎ (8 С)

Вера ИСВ/15 июня Зеленый день
Вера ИСВ/15 июня Зеленый день/ru
Вера ИСВ/21 ноября День Небесных Сил
Вера ИСВ/21 ноября День Небесных Сил/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/14 октября Покров
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/14 октября Покров/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/12 июля Праздник Солнца
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/12 июля Праздник Солнца/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/14 января новый год или обрезание
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/14 января новый год или обрезание/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 августа Преображение
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 августа Преображение/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 января Водосвят
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/19 января Водосвят/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/27 сентября Воздвижение
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/27 сентября Воздвижение/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/7 июля День Зачатия
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/7 июля День Зачатия/ru
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/Радуница
Сайты ИСВ/Вера ИСВ/Статьи Вера ИСВ/Радуница/ru
Стихии в жизни человека
Стихии в жизни человека/ru

Is it possible to fix it ? Just to hide translation pages ? Or we need to swith to Semantic MediaWiki where transtaled pages have translated names too and searchable ? What are suggestions about managing internationaly translated documents ?

How can I remove bureaucrat status from a user?

I want to be able to remove bureaucrat status from a user on Horrible Vyonders Wiki. How do I do so? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 15:50, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

@IAmEiji: Go to here. ФБ101(T | G | E) 16:08, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: What permission do you need to implement in order to be able to remove it? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:20, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@PaperClip: that's not what he's asking for; @IAmEiji: here. Hispano76 (talk) 16:24, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: The problem is, I can't remove bureaucrat status from a user. That's why I'm asking. How do I do so? Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:27, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@IAmEiji: mh:horriblevyonderswiki:Special:ManageWiki/permissions/bureaucrat#mw-section-group is the page to manage group assignments for 'crat. You'll want to use this setting to allow Bureaucrat to remove the Bureaucrat group. A better, albeit more complicated solution would be to create a new user group which has the ability to add or remove 'crat, that way it eliminates the possibility of 'crats removing each other. See mh:guide:Special:ListGroupRights#manager for example. dross (tcg) 16:29, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
@Dross: Okay thanks. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:34, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Infobox

Hey, does anyone know how to make infoboxes? I need seven parameters! @Solaris2019

@Solaris2019: Hey there, I might be able to help you with infoboxes. Would you mind clarifying what you want it to be? Hypercane (talk) 03:16, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
like this


|name        = 
|image       = 
|caption     = 
|homeworld   = 
|residence   = 
|membership  = 
|family      = 
|species     = 
|gender      = 
|voice actor = 
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Just a side note, there are tons of different types of templates on the Miraheze template wiki, feel free to take a look. Best, --EKcontribs 03:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
@Solaris2019: You may want to see this page if you haven't imported any infoboxes from other wikis yet.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:26, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Permission error

Now it's constantly saying "You do not have permission to read this page, for the following reason:

The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Administrators, Members." Even though I'm the owner of the wiki. Is something rwong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CrashFire (talkcontribs) 15:46, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

@CrashFire: Could you let us know what wiki this is on? dross (tcg) 16:38, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

When I try to make a page, the option to make it won't come up and when I try to make the page by making a link to the page I want to make that doesn't exist, it shows the discussion thing under page instead.

Is there an explanation to this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacsonic9000 (talkcontribs)

@Pacsonic9000: Hi. What is the URL of wiki are you experiencing this issue on? Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:18, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

This wiki: https://crummyscratchers.miraheze.org — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacsonic9000 (talkcontribs)

@Pacsonic9000: Thank you, we will be looking into this. Also, in the future please sign your posts with 4 tildes (~~~~). Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:43, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
@Pacsonic9000:  Fixed, the issue was with a setting you changed in Special:ManageWiki/namespaces. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:45, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

how can i edit side bar?

How can I edit side bar? I want to change contents of side bar, but I don't know how to do it. --Meoru00 (talk) 15:20, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

@Meoru00: In Mediawiki:Sidebar of your wiki. Hispano76 (talk) 15:38, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: Thanks. :) --Meoru00 (talk) 02:10, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
@Meoru00: At The Mirror, I have JQuery code that moves stuff into the sidebar from outside it. This might be something you can adapt. Spıke (talk)22:38 29-Nov-2019

Typing error at requesting my wiki, what to do now?

I requested and now already got it, thanks for this fast work, the kujum wiki. But now I have learned, that I had misunderstood my woman. She wanted nujum and not kujum. Nujum in tunisian lanuage means "stars" or so, but kujum means absolutely nothing, Please take my big Sorry for that.

The quetion now is: What to do best with the kujum wiki? Will it be okay to just request a further wiki, now with the name nujum? Using the kujum as test field and backup? Or would it be better to correct this failure?

TIA, --Peter Littmann (talk) 16:04, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

@Peter Littmann: You can edit your wiki request by clicking here. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:31, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
@Peter Littmann: It looks like your wiki has been created already. However, you can fix the wiki name from Special:ManageWiki/core of your wiki, and can request for fixing the subdomain on Phabricator.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 16:53, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

RhinosF1

Hello all,

I took on the role of Sysadmin at Miraheze 2.5 months ago. I regretfully confirm that after just this short space of time I will be stepping down from my staff role at Miraheze on 14/12/2019. In late August, I experienced a short illness which faded soon after but at the very end of the month a more sinister turn was taken.

As September progressed, things seemed to be going well. Unfortunately, In the last few weeks, I have continued to decline which has left me in a position where I've been rendered unable to maintain what I was doing.

I will keep my Wiki Creator and Sysop hats on Meta in case I am around but health will take priority.

I'd like to wish everyone a great Christmas and New Year and thanks for your support!

If you have any questions, please contact me on IRC or Discord. You can also email staff[at]miraheze.org who may assist you if you want information as some staff have it or let me know so I can get in touch.

Thanks again,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak)
Mediawiki System Administrator
Miraheze
18:38, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
As I have also said in private it is very regretful that you have decided to leave and you will be missed. I hope that your health issues will improve and that one day you will be able to return to Miraheze. Good luck! Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:41, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully, I'll recover and be fighting fit for another go eventually. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 22:12, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Strong oppose this resignation is in violation of policy... somehow, I just know it :P Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 20:25, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Heh, wishing their was a magic word that could cure it. Illness doesn't seem to like being told when to come and go! ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 22:12, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
@Zppix: Seriously speaking, I think he's rather being responsible (see CoC: stepping down considerately is part of our guidelines).
@RhinosF1: Anyways, thanks for the great help you've done, and I'm looking forward to seeing you coming back when you get better!--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 01:04, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Pioneer, I was actually joking. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 01:37, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Hey Pioneer, Zppix was definitely joking and had done so in private areas. Thanks for the kind words anyway. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 07:00, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
I was speechless when I saw this. I refer to what my colleagues have said. Hispano76 (talk) 22:46, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 07:00, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
We are all very sorry to see you go. I know I for one will miss you while you are gone and you are in my prayers for a speedy recovery. --EKcontribs 17:50, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words. I'll be contactable on IRC and Discord but I doubt anything will be speedy. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 19:17, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Special:MobileMenu

Hello everyone,

Is there a way to edit the MobileMenu special page so that when I am on a smartphone, i can have more information than Home and Random Page when accessing the menu ?

When I go on https://zw.fontainebleau-avon.fr/wiki/Sp%C3%A9cial:MobileMenu while connected with an admin user, I have no way to do it.

I tried to have a look on Mediawiki's website but did not understand where to find the information

Thank you for your help

Minerva Neue's a pain for menu editing. As I understand it is not possible on Miraheze and you would need to find an admin. Try @ operations on the discord... ~ El Komodos Drago (talk to me) 10:48, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

how to fix search?

Hello! I have a problem with the full version of the site. Search does not find existing articles. In the mobile version, everything works. Video -- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HsMtmnhkxBXA4WycdNR_2wgibZY26sQW/view?usp=sharing --Kwack (talk) 07:33, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

How to configure 'read only' members in private wiki?

I’m not sure which user group to use for a read-only role in our private Wiki. I’d like to assign new users a read-only role until they send an email to an admin confirming they have read and understand our private Wiki’s guidelines on unacceptable content and page editing etiquette.

I’m not sure which user group to use for a read-only role. Roles I’ve tried:

  • With no group at all the user can’t read the etiquette and content guidelines pages (although they can edit our main page).
  • List Group Rights page shows the ‘Members’ group’s only right as “Read Pages” but when I add a user to the ‘Members’ group they can edit pages.

None of the other roles look like they’d keep a user from making edits.

Have I read the documentation incorrectly, missed something, or is what I want to do not possible? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chuck.Beckett (talkcontribs) 15:50, 6 December 2019‎

Hi Chuck.Beckett, and welcome to Miraheze! The reason members can still edit pages is because the 'edit' permission is still assigned to the '*' (all users) and 'user' (registered users) groups, so the permission is inherited alongside 'read' in the 'member' group. You can restrict this edit access by removing the 'edit' permission from both of the previously mentioned groups.
When you do this, be sure to assign 'edit' to 'sysop' or another group of your choosing because it will prevent you from editing as well. dross (tcg) 22:12, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chuck.Beckett (talkcontribs)

Error with cargo table

Recently I opened Cargo extension on rs.miraheze.org. However, after editing a template decaling Cargo, error happens. See Special:CargoTables and Template:关卡信息. And Special:CargoTables is currently empty. --SolidBlock (talk) 12:05, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

@SolidBlock: If it is an issue with the Cargo extension itself, you should make a task item at phabricator. --EKcontribs 17:57, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
OK. --SolidBlock (talk) 11:50, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: According to Yaron, I would need to get an admin to add "$wgShowExceptionDetails = true;" to the settings for the wiki to see the actual error message, if that's possible. See mw:Extension talk:Cargo#Error with Cargo table. --SolidBlock (talk) 02:45, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

add "frw" interwiki link in magehands wiki

Hi! Could you please add an interwiki entry to the local interwiki settings of https://magehands.miraheze.org ? The URL pattern is "https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/$1", and the prefix should be "frw". Around 95% of our external links are going to route there. If it has to go into a common interwiki table, feel free to go with "fr-fandom" or "fandom-fr" as a prefix (if "frw" is too terse), but if it can be local to magehands please use "frw".— Preceding unsigned comment added by Al2der (talkcontribs)

@Al2der: Being a private wiki, do you give us Member permission to view the wiki and do the interwikis configuration you ask for? this is necessary for me or my colleagues to help you. @CnocBride, PaperClip, Shaunak Chakraborty, and 黑底屍: Hispano76 (talk) 21:08, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
@Hispano76: I’ll happily grant permission, but I’m not sure how yet (I’m completely new to wiki administration, sorry). Do I create a separate account on my wiki with your username that you’ll attach to, or is there a Special Page that I’m not seeing where I can reference your meta account and add it to the Member group? I’ll keep looking through the docs, but I’ll take pointers too :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Al2der (talkcontribs)
@Hispano76, CnocBride, PaperClip, Shaunak Chakraborty, and 黑底屍: So I simply marked the wiki as not private, temporarily. Hope that suffices. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Al2der (talkcontribs)
@Al2der:  Done The process should done. ФБ101(T | G | E) 00:44, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

How to adjust SwgAutoConfirmAge

I would like to adjust $SwgAutoConfirmAge on my wiki to be a day ($wgAutoConfirmAge = 86400;). That affects who gets into the Autoconfirmed Users group. When this is done, I can grant Autoconfirmed Users full rights but restrict the rights of "*" users. In other words, I can set up a policy that says, "if you want to make changes, your account has to be at least one day old". I figure most spammers and vandals don't have the patience to wait.

I can't seem to find a way to adjust that from the web interfaces though. Can you point me to a way to adjust that? Thanks in advance.

It should be possible to manage these settings through Special:ManageWiki/permissions/autoconfirmed, specifically in the Autopromotion section. -- Void Whispers 22:01, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Miraheze page loading slow?

I'm quite new to Miraheze and I've noticed that all pages take quite a while to load. Usually takes a second or two, but sometimes up to 10 seconds even. This seems to happen in any Miraheze hosted wiki, but not in any other MediaWiki based wiki. So I'm wondering whether this is due to me living in Estonia and the servers being far away? Or are Miraheze's servers just underperforming for whatever reason? Olaroll (talk) 00:33, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Hello, we've tried to resolve the situation but we are at full capacity and need to upgrade our backends. We are looking to increase our capacity early next year. Paladox (talk) 00:37, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Help... I have trouble logging into my Fair0002 account

So today I decided to login to my accpunt... but it keeps saying that its cancelled due to sessio hijacking. Ive checked whos trying to login but I’m having really baad problems, may you help? Note: If you find out my IP comes from Laoag, remember.. my Fair0002 account was created in Singapore 🇸🇬.

Fair002 (redacted ip) 05:11, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi, The redis server was restarted in phab:T4995 recovering the issues with sessions. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 07:53, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Aaand I’m back. Thank you for fixing it. •• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 13:51, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Had the same problem last night trying to post to RhinosF1. Thanks! (Assuming this post succeeds) Spıke (talk)14:24 18-Dec-2019

Miraheze Limited Directors' Meeting Agenda

Hello, this is a notification and distribution of the agenda for the Directors' meeting taking place on December 20th, 2019 for Miraheze Limited. The agenda is available at File:Agenda-Dec-2019.pdf. Any suggestions to the agenda may be made here or via email to board at miraheze.org. On behalf of the Directors as Secretary, Owen (talk) 20:36, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Minutes can be found at File:BoD-Minutes-Dec-20.pdf. Owen (talk) 23:02, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
@Owen: Thanks for publishing! I have a few questions. 1) Who is Rob and do they have an existing connection to the project? 2) When will we get to see the now approved policies mentioned? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     On wikibreak) 23:17, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Rob is User:RobLa [2]. I can upload the policies now and include them below in a few moments. Owen (talk) 23:20, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
File:Miraheze-Complaints-Procedure.pdf and File:Reimbursements-Policy.pdf. Approvals policy needs to be modified and published by Southparkfan as I only have the unamended version. Owen (talk) 23:26, 21 December 2019 (UTC)