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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Miraheze!

Christmas tree sxc hu.jpg Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hello,

Here’s to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2020.

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 13:28, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Interwiki request for guidewiki

Wiki: guide (interwiki)

Prefix URL Forward Transclude
ul https://$1.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ListUsers no yes
al https://$1.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ListUsers/sysop no yes

Cheers! dross (tcg) 02:54, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

 Done--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 04:13, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

I have a problem

Can someone look at this? I can not get any further.

looks like you want to set up auto promote, You can do so from Manage Wiki permissions. Bonnedav (talk) 21:35, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Contacting Miraheze

Hi,

I’d like to inform you that effective immediately Miraheze has changed the way you get in touch. Please read below to find the new emails for some teams. The old emails will redirect to the new details until further notice.

Team Old Email New Email
Site Reliability Engineering (was Operations) operations at miraheze.org sre at miraheze.org
Technical Team / Sysadmins (was Miraheze Staff) staff at miraheze.org tech at miraheze.org

You can still contact the board via board at miraheze.org. The use of “Miraheze Staff” has been removed due to the lack of formal staff at Miraheze and little need for a shared mailbox.

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 23:10, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
Until further notice? I'd like to echo "forever" — Don't delete redirects! Cool URI doesn't change. — revi 12:13, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
@Revi: Only reason I say that is, I have no clue what will happen in 50 years. There’s no intention there to remove but things could happen between now an 2060. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 12:17, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Adding a interwiki link to the CWCki for my wiki

Greetings, I've wanted to add a Interlink to the CWCki (https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Main_Page) to my wiki, MessengerGeekia (messengergeek.miraheze.org).

It'll likely be only used once, until something major happens to me (as this is for the article all about me) -DreamIsland (talk) 19:51, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

@DreamIsland: what should be the prefix to use (example: voy:, commons:)? Hispano76 (talk) 15:17, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Fundraising

Hi, in case you haven't seen the sitenotice please have a look at our campaign and help us stay online! Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:19, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

New Miraheze Meeting

Please be aware of

Miramania

This should be transcluded from a subpage

  • Date: 15/01/2020
  • Time: 21:00 UTC
  • Hosts: RhinosF1
  • Available Meeting Operator: RhinosF1
  • Description: Discussion regarding the possibility of a face to face meetup event for Miraheze Users.
  • Attendees: Sign the attendance sheet by clicking here
  1. ChipWolf
  2. RhinosF1
  3. Reception123 (intermittent)
  4. Sario528 (inermittent)
  • Logs:

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 15:22, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

New Miraheze Meeting

Please be aware of

Miramania

This should be transcluded from a subpage

  • Date: 15/01/2020
  • Time: 21:00 UTC
  • Hosts: RhinosF1
  • Available Meeting Operator: RhinosF1
  • Description: Discussion regarding the possibility of a face to face meetup event for Miraheze Users.
  • Attendees: Sign the attendance sheet by clicking here
  1. ChipWolf
  2. RhinosF1
  3. Reception123 (intermittent)
  4. Sario528 (inermittent)
  • Logs:

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 15:22, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Name space number

What is the name of the special page where you can see the list of namespace numbers on the local wiki?--辞書城主 (talk) 13:41, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

@辞書城主: Is it Special:AllPages? Hispano76 (talk) 18:10, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Alternately you could try editing a page in a namespace and adding the text {{NAMESPACENUMBER}} to the page and hitting preview. The number it generates will be the namespace number. Otherwise, if you want to access a full list of namespaces, you can use the API with a query like the one at https://meta.miraheze.org/w/api.php?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=namespaces . -- Void Whispers 18:14, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
This was because the newsletter needed a newsletter namespace number or a local-only namespace number to specify the newsletter in the abuse filter. They have already been resolved. Thank you very much.--辞書城主 (talk) 00:34, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Sitenotice, but for Mobile

FAQ#How_do_I_make_a_notice_appear_at_the_top_of_every_page.3F works only for desktop, not for Mobile.

On Mobile the only notice one sees is the Miraheze donations notice.

OK I filed https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T5057

Jidanni (talk) 16:12, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Translation administrator question

Extension:Translate works fine. I can mark pages for translation but list of rights does not show that I am a Translation administrator. Plus how can I grant a user right to be a Translation administrator if I do not see that in membership groups ?

My User Rights:

Member of: Automoderated users, Autopatrollers, Autochecked users, Bureaucrats, Chat moderators, Confirmed users, Editors, Forum administrators, Interface administrators, Moderators, Rollbackers, Administrators

Helper (talk) 16:20, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Electron PDF extension

Hi, since https://github.com/miraheze/mw-config/pull/2852 we've removed the duplicate option of installing Electron. The collection extension is required for the electron extension to work, so enabling just Collection will install electron alongside. If your wiki used only Electron and not Collection, please enable Collection instead as the option to install Electron independently has been removed. Paladox (talk) 19:43, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

My account was being renamed but it stopped getting upgraded 3/4 of the way

I renamed myself from AnimalLovingGuy to ScrewSociety, but since it updated my name on each wiki in alphabetical order by the wiki's name, it stopped at Reception Flame Wars Wiki because the wiki closed down. As a result I lost access to my account a few days ago, and I really want to get it back. Can you please help me?

@ScrewSociety: I apologize for this issue, I have fixed it and you should now have access to the account. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:26, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

How can I become an autoconfirmed user?

(this was copied and pasted) I made an account on Miraheze a year ago. On Atrocious Youtubers Wiki, I am still not an autoconfirmed user and it pisses me off. It says I need 10 edits yet I'm not allowed to edit anything on that wiki. Can someone please help me?

Edit: I contacted an admin. Hopefully I'm granted the abilities to edit. User:SaltylakeXD

@SaltylakeXD: Autoconfirmed status is up to each wiki to decide, not anything global. You should contact the administrators or bureaucrats there to request to edit. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:23, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

How do I change the style of mobile Infoboxes to that of Wikipedia?

Hey there, so I’m trying to format my infoboxes on the mobile site of my wiki to look exactly like Wikipedia’s mobile infoboxes. Does anyone know how that is possible? Let me know please, thank you! RuffianLewis (talk) 14:46, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello and welcome! Sec. 4.4 of our FAQ may be helpful. Spıke (talk)22:00 16-Jan-2020

I did try that, however it looks different. Is it theme-related possibly? What am I missing? Could I maybe have the mobile theme on my wiki changed? Also, I can provide the link to Infobox my wiki as well as a link to the Wikipedia infobox - the difference is noticeable. RuffianLewis (talk) 07:39, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

How to transclude one wiki in another?

I have a Miraheze wiki about synth DIY but I want it to include something about electronic theory. That subject is of wider interest than to just synth DIY. So if I have another Miraheze wiki solely about elementary electronic theory, how can I get the pages of that wiki to be included in the synth DIY and/or other wikis, (except perhaps for Main Page)? --Rob Kam (talk) 11:01, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

You can have the wiki which you want to include on other wikis added to the interwiki list with the interwiki transclusion option enabled. This will require that the setting Enable scary transclusion (under Special:ManageWiki/settings) is enabled, and that the new interwiki prefix has transclusion enabled. -- Void Whispers 17:59, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
How to specify in the source wiki which section(s) of the transcluded page display and which are excluded in the wiki(s) linking to it? --Rob Kam (talk) 09:53, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
I believe it should work the same way as standard controls, such as the tags <noinclude></noinclude> and <onlyinclude></onlyinclude>. -- Void Whispers 17:36, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, this seems to work. Next problem is how to be able to insert some other text into a transcluded page, if it's even possible? --Rob Kam (talk) 22:58, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

NewUserMessage Signature

I recently added the NewUserMessage extension to my wiki. Unfortunately, it always includes a signature below the template, like so:

-- New user message (talk) 00:00, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

I think it looks unappealing and unnecessary. I've tried leaving MediaWiki:Newusermessage-signatures blank, but the signature appears anyway. How do I get rid of it? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 23:00, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Does anyone have any suggestions? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 05:13, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
@Gfdgsgxgzgdrc: I've done my best to fix the issue, and this is the final result. Although it looks fine, I have to tell you that you still need to close the div tag manually, and that you cannot remove the timestamp no matter what (meaning adding div tag in your signature will result in timestamp written out of the box).--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 07:50, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks so much for all your help! I really appreciate it.
But now I have a different problem. When I try to log in to my wiki, I get an error saying "The supplied credentials could not be authenticated". When I try "Forgot your password?", it says "The password reset was not handled. Maybe no provider was configured?". Oddly, I can log in here, but I keep getting logged out every few minutes. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 06:06, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Hmm, I guess I need to fix that problem. Say, I'll revert MediaWiki:Newusermessage-editor, and you can create an account that is only used for the purpose. Then, set its signature to whatever you want, and add its name to the page. That should fix the issue.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:06, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

What setting or extension made my link displays as its redirect target?

In rs.miraheze.org, if I add a link to a redirect page, then it displays as its redirect target page name. For example, in rs.miraheze.org, "Template:Documentation" will redirect to "Template:文档", then if I merely input "[[Template:Documentation]]", it will display as its redirect target "Template:文档". See my sandbox. How to fix it? --SolidBlock (talk) 08:38, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

I don't understand, you're the one who made the redirection It would only be to change the link or remove it. @SolidBlock:. Hispano76 (talk) 21:53, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
The redirection is not incorrect. What's incorrect is how the link displays. The link should have displayed as itself regardless of the redirection. --SolidBlock (talk) 01:27, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
It causes it mw:Extension:Display_Title ostensibly @SolidBlock: Hispano76 (talk) 01:37, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I uninstalled the ext and the link is normal now. --SolidBlock (talk) 01:55, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Issues

Hello all,

We regret to inform users that Instant Commons has been temporarily disabled Instant Commons on all Miraheze Wikis. This is due to an outage at Wikimedia affecting Wikimedia Commons that provides this service. We are working with the operations team to provide as much information as possible and if you would like to help please follow https://bpaste.net/B4HA. You can pass this information onto RhinosF1 via IRC or Discord or directly to Wikimedia in #wikimedia-tech on Freenode or https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T243713.

Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 20:39, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Update 21:00

We have now been informed that the issue is a server side issue at Wikimedia and connectivity issues have been mitigated for users that get a Wikimedia Rendered Error Page. You should not provide a trace route if this is the case. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 21:05, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Update 21:25

We have noticed that upstream seem to be recovering, Miraheze will restore instant commons soon. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 21:24, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Update 22:15

We have switched Instant Commons back on after wikimedia's recovery. Paladox (talk) 22:19, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Please help to undo some text weirdness on template wiki

@Reception123:@Ahmsaqib:Moved from Stewards' noticeboard#Please_help_to_fix_Recent_changes_page_on_template_wiki.

Somehow templatewiki has a navbar defacing Recent changes and maybe other pages. I can't figure out how to remove it. Please could a steward fix this. --Rob Kam (talk) 15:28, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

@Rob Kam: I can't seem to reproduce this issue. Could you please either provide a screenshot or tell us what browser (and version) you are using? Also for future reference please note that Stewards do not deal with such technical issues so Community noticeboard would be a better place for this type of request in the future. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:48, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Okay, next time I will ask at Community noticeboard. Here'a a capture
Template wiki recent changes navbox.png
--Rob Kam (talk) 16:12, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
It's some setting @Ahmsaqib: changed. At the time I asked him to undo it but I don't think he knew how. --Rob Kam (talk) 23:21, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
@Rob Kam: Yes. It was me. But problem is, first time when I edited this page, there was no interface admin program on any wiki. But NOW (and obviously when i tried to edit second time) this is here. So that, nobody can't be able to change special pages (like Mediawiki or css) without Interface Admin, Bureaucrat or Steward right. If you want to change those pages later, you should request for interface adminship. Thanks! আ হ ম সাকিব (T) (C) 23:43, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation @Ahmsaqib:. So that one of the stewards can fix it for us; what exactly in Mediawiki, css or js needs changing to undo the navbar from appearing on Special:RecentChanges please? --Rob Kam (talk) 08:05, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Also needs fixing that when I edit my sandbox I get a message "Content that violates any copyrights will be deleted. Encyclopedic content must be verifiable. Work submitted to Wikipedia can be edited, used, and redistributed—by anyone—subject to certain terms and conditions." and a couple of redlinks "Group notice" and "Page notice". How do I get rid of this?

Group and page notice redlinks on user sandbox page.jpg

--Rob Kam (talk) 11:39, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

See MediaWiki:Recentchangestext, MediaWiki:Editpage-head-copy-warn and MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning (and subpages) @Rob Kam: Hispano76 (talk) 22:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, via Special:AllMessages I've fixed Special:RecentChanges but haven't yet managed to find how the redlinks "Group notice" and "Page notice" get inserted - they're on any page that gets edited. @Hispano76: --Rob Kam (talk) 23:36, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
I can't reproduce what you see. Anyway, the only thing that mentions "group notice" is the template Editnotice load @Rob Kam: Hispano76 (talk) 00:42, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
It's there with the source editor but not there with the visual editor. --Rob Kam (talk) 09:18, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Could you remove this wiki from my global account info?

I'm looking to remove a wiki called receptionflamewars.miraheze.org from my Global Account Info so that when I rename my account, the script wouldn't get stuck there. Could you remove it?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 20:02, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

We can’t remove individual accounts. We do this when the wiki is removed from the databases fully but it’s not technically feasible before. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 20:04, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Oh. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 20:33, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

nerdzonewiki interwiki request

Could someone please add an interwiki link to nerdzonewiki for https://www.unrealircd.org/docs/ with prefix unrealdocs please.

 Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 20:29, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Im trying to import a template but i need to upload images for it

Hello, I’m trying to import two templates: routemap and rdt, on wikipedia for displaying cool diagrams of railroads. I imported it to ny wiki and tried it but I have no luck since i need to upload A TON of images for it to even work •• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 09:41, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

NationStates

Someone said Miraheze is becoming a Nation State in a joke so I did one better and made it a region. See here for more information. Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 21:06, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

How can I rename myself?

I’m really confused about how I change my name, can anyone help me please?


- User:TaylorSwiftFan, February 2, 2020 at 21:39 (UTC)

@TaylorSwiftFan you will want to use Special:GlobalRenameRequest to request the name change. Arenlor (talk) 00:29, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Just want to ask this question

How long does it usually take for a deleted wiki to be fully removed from the database?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 18:12, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Request for interwiki of simpleelectronics

Please add an interwiki link for simpleelectronics wiki. The interwiki is simpleelectronics and the URL is https://simpleelectronics.miraheze.org/wiki/$1 --Rob Kam (talk) 18:09, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

@Rob Kam: What wiki? Hispano76 (talk) 20:46, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
@Hispano76: simpleelectronics.miraheze.org --Rob Kam (talk) 21:18, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Why do you need an Interwiki from Simple Electronics to Simple Electronics? If you mean globally, use [[mh:simpleelectronics:$1]] ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 21:28, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
simpleelectronics.miraheze.org is a wiki being written to be transcluded by other wikis, Synth DIY Wiki to begin with. --Rob Kam (talk) 21:44, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
@Hispano76: Global please (but at first it'll only be in use on scruffywiki and sdiywiki). --Rob Kam (talk) 18:28, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
I don't have the permission to add it in the global interwiki, I can only modify the local interwikis. @Rob Kam: Hispano76 (talk) 20:09, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
@Reception123: --Rob Kam (talk) 10:04, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
@Reception123: What's happening with this request please? --Rob Kam (talk) 15:25, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

See T5207 --Rob Kam (talk) 10:58, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Help needed trying to get transcluded templates to function.

If for example say on modularwiki I do {{raw:templatewiki:Cite book}}, I get Script error: No such module "citation/CS1". because instead of including it with the transclusion, it's looking for the module on modularwiki. So then I try to also separately transclude the module with {{raw:templatewiki:Module:Citation/CS1}} I get Error: Lua error at line 1: unexpected symbol near '{'. I could import all the Lua modules that get errored about into modularwiki as required, but when importing there's an option "Include templates" which kind of defeats the point of transcluding templates.

How do I get templates that use Lua modules to transclude from templatewiki to other wikis!? --Rob Kam (talk) 13:50, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

@John: What if anything is happening with this request please? --Rob Kam (talk) 15:28, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

See T5212 --Rob Kam (talk) 10:58, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Inline SVG usage in MediaWiki?

Hello, can I ask a question about MediaWiki/Miraheze features?

I'm planning to show a map with some clickable inner-wiki links, and created a vector map image file (.svg).

I tried to use <svg> - </svg>tag to show image, but the tag has showed as plain-text, even with {{#tag:}} command.

How can I use inline SVG in MediaWiki? or could anyone tell me the way to implement showing vector image with inner-wiki links (for text object)?--Mtetrag (talk) 14:11, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki documentation says this is possible. The configuration must be changed, upload of SVG files must be enabled, and the person revising the configuration must decide what tool will render the images, or if they will be downloaded and rendered by the browser. Several MW extensions are not supported on Miraheze because they open security holes, and I haven't checked to see if SVG is among them. Spıke (talk)17:38 30-Jan-2020

SVG are blurry instead.

At simpleelectronicswiki the SVG images are displaying blurred, in Google Chrome, IE and Firefox. The point of SVG is that they scale to any size without degradation. How to fix this please? --Rob Kam (talk) 13:04, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

I don't know the exact fix, but the MediaWiki document I link to above says wiki administrators (you or Phabricator?) select one of several methods of rendering SVGs, and these have different levels of quality. Spıke (talk)13:17 6-Feb-2020
Thanks. Miraheze offers ImageMagick or Inkscape but both are blurry. Apparently SVG are rendered to PNG unless NativeSvgHandler extension is installed. --Rob Kam (talk) 15:14, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
Installation of NativeSvgHandler extension is declined as per T4008. It looks like I'm stuck with doing screen capture for now. --Rob Kam (talk) 18:20, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Page Protection Level

How to increase page protection? I want to increase the protection of pages to bureaucrats, how to do this? Q-bit (talk) 10:28, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Help !!!Q-bit (talk) 14:37, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Request on setting local interwiki

see also: phab:T5200

rs.miraheze.org

betawiki	https://translatewiki.net/wiki/$1
testwiki	https://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
testwikidata	https://test.wikidata.org/wiki/$1
test2wiki	https://test2.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
wikidata	https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/$1
d	https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/$1
w	https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
wikt	https://zh.wiktionary.org/wiki/$1
q	https://zh.wikiquote.org/wiki/$1
b	https://zh.wikibooks.org/wiki/$1
n	https://zh.wikinews.org/wiki/$1
s	https://zh.wikisource.org/wiki/$1
v	https://zh.wikiversity.org/wiki/$1
voy	https://zh.wikivoyage.org/wiki/$1

Thanks!. --SolidBlock (talk) 03:24, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

I can handle it, I note that the Wikidata interwiki is already globally available. Hispano76 (talk) 16:48, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
 Done It should be all of them by now, please check if I missed one or want me to add another interwiki Hispano76 (talk) 17:16, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. --SolidBlock (talk) 23:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

How to implement modules into Miraheze?

So, I have made a wiki for myself and I keep running into problems with modules. Since this is my first time I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong but for my template I got from another wiki, it keeps saying: Script error: No such module “Infobox” and Script error: No such module “documentation”. I went and got the modules from the Miraheze meta or whatever you call it and copied the text, then put it into notepad and saved them as Infobox.xml and documentation.xml. When I tried to import them I got an error saying: Import failed: Expected <mediawiki> tag, got. If anyone knows how to import modules I’ll love to know as I have no clue on what I’m doing. Tasha04 (talk) 04:06, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

It can't be done with copy paste. There's some instructions at Template Wiki's Porting templates page on how it has to be done. --Rob Kam (talk) 12:20, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Okay, I read what was on that page however the modules still don’t work. All I get when I import a file is the template and no modules. Tasha04 (talk) 20:58, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I recommend starting with a simple module. The Module documentation seems quite complex to me, and the documentation on login wiki contains a lot of red links. So this might not be the ideal starting point for learning Lua, Lily (Lilypond Wiki) 13:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

How to transclude one wiki in another?

(Carried on from Community noticeboard/Archive 9.)

@Void: The tags have no effect. I've done <noinclude></noinclude> at Simple Electronics Wiki (third paragraph) yet the excluded sentence still shows up at the Synth DIY Wiki Simple electronics transclusion? --Rob Kam (talk) 17:58, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

The infobox template on my wiki doesn't work properly

Hi, I've a problem with the template "infobox". Basically, in every other wiki, including wikipedia, the page of the infobox template shows a sort of rectangle with the borders of the infobox. I've pasted the code of the template that I copied from this Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox), but in my own wiki the infobox is not shown and if I try to use the template in other pages the infobox appears as a sort of blue rectangle without borders…

How the template should work: https://imgur.com/nkFXoym

How the template works in my wiki: https://imgur.com/02JCnic — Preceding unsigned comment added by WhiteWolf69 (talkcontribs)

That's a banner not an infobox. --Rob Kam (talk) 13:00, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Hope I'm not too late, but Wikipedia infoboxes require a lot of stuff to make sure they work. Have you imported the modules and updated the .CSS styles on your wiki to allow for it to function properly?--Amelia (talk) 17:03, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Headquarters?

I've been out for so long and when I returned in 2020 I found that Miraheze was incorporated. There are now some board members but where are the headquarters? London? Wales? Scotland? OwenFung87 09:00, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Just curious to ask.

Found it here: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12323854 OwenFung87 10:20, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
We legally have to have an address listed on companies house. It is not a ‘headquaters’ as such. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 11:04, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: How is that not a headquarter? We have been incorporated and having no headquarters is way too illogical. Headquarters can be anything, in my view. OwenFung87 10:22, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
It's the listed address where official things get sent to that are still done by post and used anywhere that needs an address. A member of the team also lives there so will do Miraheze-related work from there but it's nothing more than that. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 10:24, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

What is the dequeueing schedule

What's the schedule for the times when potential wikis in Special:RequestWikiQueue are dequeued? PiotrGrochowski (talk) 16:44, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Requests are handled whenever volunteers get a chance. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 16:45, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Is it?

Is it allowed to have Special pages blocked, as in https://unicodesubsets.miraheze.org/ , allowed?

So, if you add a namespace and name it Special, it will override the natural ability to go to actual Special pages and therefore, as the page to manage namespaces is itself a Special page, it blocks Special pages permanently. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 11:19, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

I didn't even know what would happen, so don't get me "f-c-ing banned" for doing this. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 11:26, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

March 6th 2020 Miraheze Limited Directors' Meeting Agenda

Hi, please see the Agenda for the next Directors' Meeting take place on March 6th, 2020 at File:Miraheze-Limited-Agenda-March-6th-2020.pdf Owen (talk) 17:08, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

@Owen: What do you mean by "Directors' Meeting"? OwenFung87 04:46, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
A meeting of Miraheze Limited's Directors. Owen (talk) 05:14, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
@Owen: Do you mean "face-by-face" meeting? OwenFung87 01:01, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
@OwenFung87: No, they are electronic. Owen (talk) 01:12, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

My wiki request hasn’t been touched yet

Anyone know why my request for a wiki is being ignored? It’s been there for a while. It’s “uaschoolswikiwiki” and called “Upper Arlington Schools Wiki.”

Brownlowe.2 (talk) 12:46, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

@Brownlowe.2: I apologize for the waiting time, I've created your wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:15, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Planned Advanced Rights Policy Change

Notice

Hello Everyone,

I intend to create a RfC on or after 28/02/2020 to make the 'Dealing with Online Harassment' guideline a global guidance page.

This will also include the following new requirement for Oversighters, CheckUsers, Stewards, CVT, CoCC members: Users in the listed groups must confirm they have read and agree to follow the 'Dealing with Online Harassment Guidelines'. Failure to follow this guideline may result in action being taken up to and including the removal of rights.

Agreement to the policy must be given within 28 days of the RfC closing (or as approved by the community).

The following line will also be added to the CoC's definition of harassment if approved as part of the RfC: "Repeated failure to handle harassment appropriately and in accordance with guidelines despite warning".

You are encouraged to give feedback or translate the above guidance.


Thanks,

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 13:22, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

@RhinosF1: I think that you are a very good person. You brought some ideas from the Wikimedia Foundation and applied them here. Miraheze is truly on its way to become connected to Wikimedia. OwenFung87 01:06, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! These were brought as part of a plan to help support the community better. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 07:00, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Community Directors

Hello,

I have now closed Community Directors/Election Commission/2019 Election/Vote with a no consensus for any candidate as not enough people voted. Despite 20 users casting votes, they did not all vote for a candidate so more users would have been needed for any single candidate to pass. I'd like to open a thread to determine what the community would like to do next.

Please consider the below options. This is not a formal RfC but will precede one. Dependant on responses, I will book a Miraheze Meetings slot on 21st January to discuss this as well.

  • Should the community lower or remove the minimum number of voters requirement?
  • Is the community in a position to elect Directors at this time?
  • Is an election commission needed?
  • Should voting limits be changed for Directors as well?
  • What about other advanced roles?

Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 16:38, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

I would definitely disagree with removing a minimum number for both directors and commissioners, as we must guarantee that many members of the community agree with the proposals. The problem is rather users being informed and understanding the purpose of the role I'd say. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:00, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I agree that lowering the numbers would not be ideal. I think we need to work to bring more of the community to meta and possibly look at delaying the Community Directors elections for a period of time. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 18:20, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I have to argue that, at least for the first year, the Miraheze community is not in a condition to vote for directors. As it appears, a lot of this information has just been sprung on several people, who do not fully understand what it means for Miraheze to be owned by an independently acting corporation. For the sake of smooth establishment of Miraheze Ltd. and to give time for the community to adjust to these changes, I would support holding off on any sort of election outside of the typical Miraheze everyday functions (e.g. stewards, dev, RfXs, and the like). dross (tcg) 01:49, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
I second this. The announcements were circulated, but I doubt most users—especially those new to Miraheze and already busy trying to set up their new wikis—would have the time nor the expertise needed to make informed decisions to vote. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:02, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Motion to delay elections, 1 year

“The Miraheze Community thank the Board of Miraheze Limited for their invitation to nominate users for 3 seats on the Miraheze Board. Following an attempt to partake in this, The Community has opted to decline the invitation for at least 12 months.”

  • In accordance with the Community Directors policy, the standard procedure for voting and definitions applies to this.
  • This vote began: 21:39, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Support

  1. as proposed. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 21:39, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support per Dross. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:02, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support ~ Chip🐺 00:30, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support I think this is my first contribution to any kind of global community discussion/vote. I hope to keep contributing in that aspect from now on! --Ondo (talk) 13:34, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  5. Support Sad, but we really don't have another choice. –MJLTalk 15:51, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Neutral

Oppose

  1. Oppose From my point of view we should announce the winners and be done with this. We don't have to go a whole year without new Community Directors. I don't think it counts that the minimum votes didn't get in before the deadline, three of them still won because they got over 60% support in their favor. WickyHoney (talk) 19:34, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
    @WickyHoney: That's not what we voted into policy. The rules for the elections set a minimum number of voters. That was not met. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 19:36, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
    @RhinosF1: For one thing it wasn't public enough, and I am sure that the minimum votes would have gone in if it was. I don't want to waste an opportunity such as this just because enough people didn't vote. I wanted to vote, but I wasn't eligible, so there was also that. Just because someone's account is new doesn't mean they can't understand who they should vote for, but I understand why that rule is there; to prevent inexperienced users from doing something hasty, and to prevent sockpuppets from voting. However, it still is kind of unfair that someone's account was to be old enough to vote when the person typing is experienced enough. I still stand that three promotions should be made sooner that later, because from my point of view three won and one lost. The deadline was also too short. WickyHoney (talk) 19:48, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
    It was open for the maximum period allowed and advertised across IRC, Discord and wikis via various methods. If you want to adjust policy, open an RfC to change it and ask that the rules are changed in that then open a vote to restart elections. 3 did NOT win under policy unfortunately. These were also only commissioners for the election and I am not aware of anyone who is willing to stand for Director. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 19:52, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
    I never said I wanted to change the rules, I was just expressing my opinion. I didn't know it was advertised like that, so I apologize for thinking it wasn't. I still think that Dross lost because they got abstained the most, and that everyone else won because they got the higher support. One problem may be that people on here are just not into politics. I was though, and I guess I just don't like that a satisfying result did not come out of the election. What exactly do you mean by delaying the election anyway? That still confuses me. I am sorry if I sounded rude earlier. WickyHoney (talk) 20:09, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
    I concur with Rhinos. Rule of Law says we agree on the card game before we look at our own cards! Wicky, it may seem fine to you to just invent an outcome. Might seem fine to me too if I were a candidate and didn't get a majority but did pretty well compared to the others. Point is, if we don't hold to the announced rules, things could get subjective and contentious. Your point is valid that, despite good announcement and ample time, response was anemic. (I for one am "just not into politics.") The proper response is to amend the rules to better match Miraheze reality, and conduct another vote, perhaps without waiting 1 year. Spıke (talk)02:26 25-Jan-2020
    @WickyHoney: We’ll simply have the election close to a year after this vote closes rather than restarting the process until we get somewhere (probably with an RfC) or cancelling it altogether. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 04:45, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  2. Whoever set the 'unrealistic 20 voter requirement' is the one who should've been admonished, not the community. Cannot support as is unless 'whoever set the unrealistic 20 voter requirement' is willing to lower their expectation -- because it will happen 12 months later. — revi 09:37, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
  3. Personally the election failed on an overly ambitious and unrealistic part - election commission. Why do we really need one? The high appointment criteria of them as well is unrealistic per Revi. Unless we extend an EC to fulfil the role of deciding the results of all elections, I feel it’s a role better of scrapping in turn of having Stewards do their role and manage community elections. John (talk) 14:04, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
    1. I concur, let's just get on and do this, we doin't need a election commission. Paladox (talk) 23:48, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Voter Eligibilty Checks

  1. RhinosF1 - Checked by

Import is not working

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I don't understand why it isn't working. I am trying to import a file from FANDOM to a Miraheze wiki, but it's not working. WickyHoney (talk) 22:02, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

The exported file is broken. We have seen this before with Fandom dumps and recommend reaching out to Fandom support for a new one. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 22:07, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
It's been fixed now. I extracted the file and that seemed to work. WickyHoney (talk) 02:42, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

How do I make a DisplayTitle equivalent to a page's title?

I'm trying to add a DisplayTitle to my userpage on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki, but it always gets ignored, saying that the DisplayTitle isn't equivalent to the page's title. How do I fix this?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 03:33, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

It looks like it doesn't work on pages using SocialProfile. Maybe it could be resolved on phab, but I'm not sure if it's possible.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:14, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Request

Hi iam Sourav Halder.I have already created two template that I am requesting to use on the Miraheze wiki

  1. Template:Wallcome
  2. Template:Holiday

Sourav Halder (talk) 18:33, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

I have deleted these two (and other) templates due to copyright violation or duplicate.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:10, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Anyone familiar with the Coord template?

Been a while since I posted here but as the heading suggests, is there anyone with any understanding of the Coord Template? I installed it a while back and couldn’t figure it out then. Now, I am working on a tabs template and I would like to use coordinates within it. I am currently getting a Validator-fatal-error message (here) when it renders and I don’t know why or how to fix this. If anyone can point me in the right direction (keeping it simple please) I would be grateful. Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 15:22, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

It may be because the references from https://cartodb-basemaps-d.global.ssl.fastly.net aren't listed on our whitelist of cross-site scripts (at least, it's the reason we can't see the map properly). You can file a phabricator ticket for this, and let us know if you still get the same message even after it's fixed.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:29, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
@開拓者: I didn't know the Coord template and Maps extension were somehow inter-connected. I can see the maps on my tablet and phone but they don't display at all on the computer and laptop in any browser. How does adding references from the aforementioned website to Miraheze's whitelist of cross-site scripts fix the Validator error? I have no idea what any of that really means, and will doing that display the maps correctly with the Maps extension across all devices? I don't understand how I can see the maps on my phone but not on the computer. I will include a phab ticket though, thanks Borderman (Talk) 13:30, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

An Indepth Explanation of Elaborate Shirtposters Wiki Request

Hello,

A couple of friends and I are working on a project (although anyone is welcome to join) that I hope you might find interesting. I am a bit worried that the name of the requested wiki which we hope to document our findings with, "Elaborate Shirtposters", may be seen as too silly or just a bad joke. It is a bad joke, and certainly silly, but not a tasteless one.

The idea behind it is documenting and analyzing obscure literary, academic, and philosophical works in articles and art project proposals which on the surface or initially appear to be in the style of a "shitpost." A "shitpost" is internet terminology for a piece of media, typically written or visual, that speaks less to how one really feels or believes something to be, but more to a humorous and easily felt interpretation that is often seen as absurd or which misinterprets important concepts.The reason for this choice of format is not for the purpose of low effort articles, hence the elaborate part of the name, but because many of these works are already presented in such a manner along with the hopes of allowing the creativity of individuals to be put to full use in explaining why these works are so fascinating, or could be fascinating. The name itself is meant to exemplify this, it takes inspiration from the French play Ubu Roi which begins with the word "merdre" which is the french word for shit, "merde", with an 'r' added.

Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

Sincerely,

Wistahe (talk) 06:48, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

 Created! Thanks for choosing Miraheze. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 06:50, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

My wiki doesn't allow comments.

My Wiki Crummy Scratchers Wiki doesn't allow comments. Can you fix that? -Pacsonic9000 Talk:Pacsonic9000(talk) 02:39, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

You can fix it from Special:ManageWiki/permissions on your wiki.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 04:23, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

The "Replace Text" tool is not working on a wiki I'm active on.

When I try using said tool, I get an error message stating the following: "text replacements cannot be run if $wgCompressRevisions is set to true."

If anyone can tell me how to fix this I would appreciate it. --Seewater514 (talk) 03:36, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

How to resend registration mails

I created a few new user accounts for our wiki last weekend with the option "Use a temporary random password and send it to the specified email address". Probably due to the maintenance, not all users received those mails. My question is now if there is a way to resend those mails such that the users are able to log in to their accounts.

I looked through the special pages but can't find anything user account related except for the CreateAccount page, though I checked that I cannot recreate the accounts as the username is already registered. I looked under the "tools" section on the user page of one of the newly created accounts as well, but did not find an option to reset the password there either.

As far as I see I do have all possible permissions for our wiki with the bureaucrat, admin, autopatrolled, Interface administrator, ect roles. Is there probably some setting that needs to be checked before I can reset passwords? Or was I just looking in the wrong places so far? Any pointers would be appreciated. Best Nikolai Kaefer (talk) 10:23, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

How Can I Disable or Delete My Account?

I just want to know how to end a part of my life in an emotionally painful but not physically painful way. I only cause torpor and unrest, so I think it's time to die. WickyHoney (talk) 12:37, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Hey, If you contact privacy[at]miraheze.org they’ll help you hide your account. If you’re struggling emotionally, try contacting a helpline on this page. There are also some online support groups like #asperges on Snoonet that might be able to help you. You can find lots of channels on [1] and [2]. I’m carhino on Snoonet if you want to talk later but I’m about to go out. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 18:53, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

About Me

I seem to have a habit of asking near strangers deep questions.

So... I get stressed easily and I don't really think I am very good (at doing things or being good in general). I am very pessimistic (even though I fool myself into being optimistic sometimes). I sometimes don't quit when I should, or I give up too easily, or I don't remember how I am supposed to act. I think I need to look a different direction for a while, but that's going to be very hard. I was wondering if any of you had advice to offer?

Have a good night and day. WickyHoney (talk) 18:23, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Agenda for next Directors' Meeting and Minutes from last

Hello everyone. The minutes from the March 6th meeting can be found at File:Miraheze-Limited-Minutes-March-6th.pdf, and the agenda for the next meeting can be found at File:Miraheze-Limited-Agenda-March-12th-2020.pdf. Owen (talk) 23:49, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

Lock edit function for non registered users?

Hello, how can I lock edit function for non registered users?

You can changed the permissions for anonymous users. Click on * in the Special:ManageWiki/permissions and click on "Sumbit". Then uncheck the things that allow them to edit.
I hope that helped! :) WickyHoney (talk) 22:42, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Deleting a wiki?

Hello wiki-persons! I've made a wiki that was a rather dumb mistake and too much of a hassle for me (wiki can be accessed here). How do I remove it?

Thank you, and happy editing. Dibbydib (talk) 00:09, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

Edit: I have closed the wiki (it has however not been deleted) Dibbydib (talk) 23:29, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

 Done Wikis cannot be deleted by local admins, but can be marked as deleted by Stewards, and completely deleted from our database by Sysadmins. I've marked it as deleted per the comment above.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 02:58, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

I can't log in on two specific wikis

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I can't seem to log in on TF&HW and HF&HW. I can log in on other wikis, but not those two. WickyHoney (talk) 18:56, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

I can log in again, but I still don't understand what's happening. It happened on two separate occasions and the first one lasted a while. I saw a pattern, but it's ridiculous so I won't mention it. WickyHoney (talk) 22:58, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

Links with apostrophes don't work

I was wondering if anyone was having issues with links that have apostrophes. I have noticed that when linking to another wiki page where the title has an apostrophe, the link still appears red as seen on this glossary page. Those pages definitely exist and typing in the search box those pages appear in the drop down list but clicking on the link takes you to the usual 'create page.' Is this a bug or are apostrophes in links just not allowed? Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 07:01, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

I'd call it a bug! Double- and triple-apostrophes are commands in wikicode because they never appear naturally in English, but single apostrophe often does. You can imagine that MediaWiki would choke if generating HTML starting with url='https:// and ending with the page name, but it ought to do the right thing! Can't diagnose it further. Your glossary page might work around this with a piped link, replacing apostrophe with %25. Spıke (talk)13:37 6-Mar-2020
@Spike: Thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't thought to try that but when I did it didn't work. The address of other apostrophe links show %27 but that didn't work either. I won't pretend I know anything about unicodes etc. I did a quick search for replacement apostrophe codes of which &#39; and &#apos; also didn't work, however, the right side single quotation mark &#8217; did work. The thing that I don't understand is I noticed there are two other links on that glossary page using an apostrophe and those links work. Go figure! Borderman (Talk) 17:30, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Then @Borderman:, in contrast with your opening, you are not having issues with links that have apostrophes, but rather issues with something else. I followed your link to view its source and see if there was another pattern that explains it, but I see no red-links at all (except to the page named Signs, and to the article's talk page). The HTML for the article does not use redlink=1 except in those two cases. In short, I'm unable to even reproduce your problem! Spıke (talk)01:18 8-Mar-2020
@Spike: Yeah, to be honest I don’t really know what was happening, it was all hit and miss but after using the syntax for the right side single quotation mark, everything was fine, ergo, no red links any more. I have created other pages with apostrophes in the title and subsequently included links to those pages also using apostrophes and those seemed to work. So I am at a loss but I know that &#8217; works if I encounter the issue again. Borderman (Talk) 09:09, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
@Borderman: I am no longer at a loss! One key to avoiding red-links is that the text in the link must be exactly the name of the page, and you may be one of the many editors who believes that those Curlicue Thingies are all interchangeable, just because they look similar! Spıke (talk)22:08 13-Mar-2020
@Spike: I think everyone has made a typo once or twice whilst doing links, which is why I proofread my edits and that particular newbie mistake is extremely rare. I have, however, noticed that depending on which device I am using dictates what kind of apostrophe or quotation marks is used (' or ’) ("" or „“) in the text editor. I didn't realise there were so many different unicodes so it was something new learnt this time round. Borderman (Talk) 20:46, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

About system messages

What is the system message that allows me to edit this part "

This page was last edited on X X 20XX, at X:X.

Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) unless otherwise noted.

Privacy policy Help center Disclaimers Terms of Use Mobile view

" at the bottom of the page? please tell me.--虎之介 (talk) 13:53, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

This is not an answer, but I have been able to modify and discard parts of it with custom wiki-wide JavaScript at The Mirror. My changes do not take place on the mobile interface. Spıke (talk)15:35 17-Mar-2020
For the "last edited" line you can change that at MediaWiki:Lastmodifiedat and the "Content is available" line can be edited at MediaWiki:Copyright. Regarding the links, it depends what you want to do with them: hide, rename, remove etc. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use link back to Meta; About and Disclaimers are pages on your own wiki. Changing the links, for example, to link it somewhere else is done using <a href=" link here </a> I believe but I can't remember where, sorry. Borderman (Talk) 20:31, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Just Putting It Here

I have two wikis that I don't have the time to work on, and I don't think I want them deleted. They are listed here. So if anyone is interested in adopting them, then you have my permission. WickyHoney (talk) 22:13, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Minutes of March 12th Directors' Meeting

Hi, the minutes from the previous Directors' meeting is available at File:Miraheze-Limited-Minutes-March-12th.pdf, along with the December 2019 - February 2020 Financial Summary at File:Miraheze-Limited-Financial-Summary-Dec-Feb-2020.pdf. Thanks, Owen (talk) 02:15, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Linking between wikis

i have two wikis on Miraheze, is it possible to directly link to an article between them, like I can with a page on Wikipedia? At the moment I am linking as an external website, but can it be done internally?Bertie (talk) 04:26, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

@Bertie: Hi. Yes, it is possible to do so! It is done in this format [[mh:wikiname:Pagename]]. For example, clicking on the following link will direct you to my username on testwiki, User:Reception123. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:29, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Great, I thought there must be a way, now to try it out, thankyou!Bertie (talk) 21:12, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
If you want to supply your own legend, use the "pipe": [123's syntax|What you want it to say]]. In fact, you can link to anything on the Internet. Reception123 gave you the coding to link across to another wiki on Miraheze, but more generally you can use the single-bracket syntax, [URL How you want it to read]. Spıke (talk)01:29 23-Mar-2020

AutoWikiBrowser

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AutoWikiBrowser doesn't seem to want to accept the completely valid Miraheze wiki URL I added into "custom", in Preferences.

What root element is it talking about anyway? I don't need a root element. WickyHoney (talk) 03:27, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

WickyHoney For it to work, the url must be for example meta.miraheze.org/w/ with the "/w/". Of course by changing "meta" to the name of your wiki. Hispano76 (talk) 20:18, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Wow, I can't believe I was only three characters from success and didn't know it. WickyHoney (talk) 20:27, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Request

[[3]] I request to return to the previous condition.I was going to translate it from English to Bengali At that time there has been little confusion for technical problems.Lēnin (talk) 12:28, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Flamebait/Trollbait Wikis

I have some concerns about wikis are are becoming flamebaits or trollbaits. Some of the wikis hosted here in Miraheze are probably triggering flamewars or trolling like Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki, Atrocious Deviants Wiki, & Atrocious YouTubers Wiki.

There are many complaints/rants from users outside Miraheze about these 3 wikis. These are possible samples: (1) (2)*.

*Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki moved to this site from FANDOM due to being a Trollbait/Flamebait.

Conclusion, I think the 3 wikis needs investigation. Zirukurt01 (talk) 02:39, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Well, looks like ED mentioned Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki in their article of Atrocious YouTubers Wiki. Now some ED noobs will ridicule these two. At least they admire some members. I'm gonna worry about Bleedman-Hater wars going to be intense because ED knew BM is a pedophile and not in Atrocious Deviants Wiki. --Zirukurt01 (talk) 19:33, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
@Zirukurt01: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The matter should be looked into by a Steward shortly. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:33, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Oboy, that is really f-c-ing dramatic. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 19:28, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Did anyone do an investigation yet? I think this problem is serious. @Void: @Southparkfan: @開拓者:. --DeeM28 (talk) 09:12, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
Void is looking into this. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 16:17, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
Toxic Fandoms & Hatedoms Wiki is not a trollbait/flamebait wiki; it just provides facts (not biased opinions) to each hatedom or fandom that can exist. Anyone that inserts bias will get blocked on the wiki. The wiki is informative, and not the kind for causing heat. I don't know about the other two wikis, but I am sure TF&HW is okay to exist. WickyHoney (talk) 20:33, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
I don't think what it really suppose to be, the wiki itself is becoming trollbait/flamebait. Even how hard you try to disprove it, it will become a trollbait/flamebait eventually. Those Pewdiepie Fans, T-Series Haters, Anti-Baby Boomers and other popular fandoms/hatedoms are all aware that TF&HW existed and may prepare an attack. Zirukurt01 (talk) 07:22, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
As you probably have seen I am in favor of the community role in Miraheze. The community has asked for an investigation into the wikis that may break the policies, but we have got no answers from Stewards about if it started or about its results. @Void: @Southparkfan: @開拓者: @John: Can we have an update? --DeeM28 (talk) 09:26, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
Stewards will not be able to comment on open investigations. A review could take 2 months and a response will likely be made on completion. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 19:54, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
@Zirukurt01: You either have lost hope or have the gall to lie. New users can't even edit unless they message an Administrator for access, so trolls and vandals are unlikely. I have found articles that sound like they mock people or have seen biased pointers, but that's why editing exists. Why give up when we can just edit the blemishes away? Anyone that wants to help should work as a team to make the wiki as informative and up-to-date as possible. The new Admins are working on making things orderly and altruistic. What are you doing?
Are you that dense? @WickyHoney:? The admins are terribly outnumbered, i'm sure the pewds fans and memers are likely to troll first. If I interview Kiwifarms and ED admins (even if they're atrocious), they're likely to attack too. You're a spiteful opposser as i see. --Zirukurt01 (talk) 22:28, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
@Zirukurt01: Have you looked at yourself lately? You're the spiteful one. We have worked extensively to make the wiki great, and you want to throw all of that effort away. WickyHoney (talk) 22:37, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
What's the problem, can't feed enough trolls? I saved your asses from ED but now i knew it was a bad idea because i'm trying to stop the inevitable. --Zirukurt01 (talk) 04:39, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Let’s leave it guys. We don’t need to debate whose spiteful or not. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 06:11, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
I had a look and comparing it with the Content Policy, I don't find any real violations of the policy. It would be extremely useful to have evidence of specific examples to look at. On an off-topic note - the huge amount of reoccurring emails we receive regarding this wiki don't help the case being forward either. If anything, the existence of this wiki consumes our time by the number of people who email us the same content rather than the need to investigate issues. As a team, Stewards are extremely overran either in terms of personal, professional or other commitments in general/Miraheze specific. While we appreciate the time this has taken to get a response is not acceptable, the constant inundation of emails we receive does far from give us time to look at this matter. Therefore to summarise what I said - I don't see anything specific needing action here. I'd request people provide specific examples of things which violate the Content Policy or local policies and if possible - please attempt to resolve this locally before coming to us. We explicitly act in a capacity to fill holes where they exist - not to act as an overriding authority people can use to skip local community avenues. If these have been tried and have been unsuccessful - please also provide us examples of these too. Thanks, John (talk) 20:10, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer @John:, better late than never! While I may not agree with the action at least someone finally took the time to check the issue out and see if there are any violations and I understand that you would need more specific examples. DeeM28 (talk) 08:16, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Can someone on the Atrocious YouTubers and Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms wikis make me a autoconfirmed user?

I want to be part of those wikis, helping users out and such.

You can message an Admin on those wikis on their UserBoard and request access that way. WickyHoney (talk) 00:52, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Abuse Filter Problems.

I thought I had it, but I didn't. It didn't work and it just blocked editing all together. I was hoping someone here could inform me of how I can create a filter that can block certain words from being published? I thought I figured out a formula but I just fooled myself. It doesn't work. WickyHoney (talk) 05:04, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Careful with those abuse filters! Fortunately, editing an abuse filter is not "editing" and you should be able to go back in and undo your work; if not, contact a steward. At Uncyclopedia, we used to have a tool called "SpamRegex" (until Wikia took it away from us!) that does exactly what you want (using UNIX "regular expressions" for pattern-matching). Spıke (talk)11:23 26-Mar-2020

Still have issues with the coordinates template

Validator fatal error message

Last month I asked if anyone had knowledge of the Coord template. @開拓者: replied here and the upshot was to file a phabricator ticket to attempt to fix the issue with maps not displaying properly, which I did here It has been actioned but I am still having the same problem with maps not displaying properly in all browsers. However, my original request was for the Coord template showing a Validator-fatal-errormessage and that is still coming up every time I use the following {{Coord|45.87958|4.80887|display=inline}} to display the coordinates. The coordinates render, but not properly as seen in the image. I don't know what Validator is or what it's trying val pagidate but it's messing things up and I haven't the faintest idea how to fix it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 20:24, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

How is miraheze doing financially?

Im asking because i'm interested in the nordVPN's advertising request (Here: https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Requests_for_Comment/NordVPN)

Does miraheze make enough money to stay afloat? How much extra? If we're deficit, how deficit are we? I've looked at the Finance page

--Syrian (talk) 02:33, 31 March 2020 (

"make" is a question of what "make" refers to. Miraheze has no confirmed and steady financial income. It's all one-off donations. Over the past 3 years, Miraheze has made losses of:
  • $494 in 2019;
  • $1134 in 2018;
  • a profit of $1456 (but there was a one time $1910 donation).
2016 formed our first full year, so there had to be a profit, therefore, I'm not considering it here. So, over the past 3 years, Miraheze has made losses. We stay afloat, but it's because of one-off large donations. For other information:
  • Miraheze has made a total income of $5650 for 2016-2018.
  • $2712 has been donated by organisations in a one-off donation.
  • $1040 has been donated by a single person over 2016-2018 (Labster).
This equates to around 66% of our donations coming from single sources. I hope this helps understand the wider situation in more detail. Thanks, Owen (talk) 17:41, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
I should also add, the Board published a financial summary for December 2019-February 2020 which can be viewed at File:Miraheze-Limited-Financial-Summary-Dec-Feb-2020.pdf Owen (talk) 17:45, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
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@Owen:, thanks! If you weren't around, how would one go about finding this information? Is there a page on this?

Please

Please see this. I have added information "what the wiki is for". Hakuline (talk) 06:07, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@Hakauline:  Created. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks :) Hakuline (talk) 17:35, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Most users on my wiki forget the ~~~~ on Talk pages

As noted, many users on my wiki forget the ~~~~ on Talk pages. I wish something would auto sign it for them. Jidanni (talk) 11:59, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

What about mediawikiwiki:Extension:DiscussionTools? That shouldn’t be too far away. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (WB) 12:02, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

How do I comment on Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms Wiki?

When I create my account on Toxic Fandoms and Hatedom wiki. I can't comment whatsoever, I just wanted to comment a wiki. How can I do that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Norgic7 (talkcontribs)

You may message an Admin for confirmed rights on the wiki. You can message one on their UserBoard. WickyHoney (talk) 16:46, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
If you cannot do that because editing is disabled, you can try sending them an email via Special:EmailUser or using their talkpage on Meta. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:56, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm a newbie at working Miraheze and infoboxes aren't working

Hello I'm sort of new to Miraheze and I'm trying to add infoboxes to a wiki and I followed the Void tutorial, but even after putting in MediaWiki:common.css and common.js, they still look like this: https://speakoniacommunity.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_person

Is there something I'm missing? Do I need to import any other modules? Help would be much appreciated SavageBoy69 (talk) 13:13, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Greetings @SavageBoy69. I believe your problem is that you are still missing some modules. Try exporting and importing the following modules:
  • Module:Check for unknown parameters
  • Module:InfoboxImage
  • Module:Separated entries
You can use this link to quickly export these modules from the English Wikipedia and then use Special:Import on your wiki to import them. Please let me know if this works. Cheers EK📝🌎 13:47, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Infoboxes don't work on my wiki

So I'm reporting the same problem once again. On my wiki, MyPersonal, the template 'Infobox' that I pasted from the Miraheze Template Wiki just doesn't work. I don't know how to solve the problem and if I lose my patience I'll move to another wiki hosting service. A while ago I reported the same problem, but the paragraph I wrote on this exact page was cancelled. I don't know who did it, why they did it or if I did something wrong or not, but if you didn't want to help me or want to solve the problem, you could just have answered me. You would've made something way better than just ignore me — Preceding unsigned comment added by WhiteWolf69 (talkcontribs) .

@WhiteWolf69: First of all, last time when you asked for help you did so on an archive page where people don't actively look because it is a page used for archiving. Second, I think you should be more understanding and acknowledge that this is a free service provided by volunteers, instead of threatening to move to another hosting service which will not change anything or make us deal with your request in any other way. As for the issue itself "doesn't work" isn't enough for us to know anything you would have to give us a link or an error for us to be able to look into it. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:31, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Reception123 Hi! Thanks for your help. I admit I'm terribly sorry for what I wrote. I was quite mad when that happened so I'm very sorry if the tone of the request could seem rude. The universe of wiki editing is totally new to me so I didn't even know what 'archive' pages were when I wrote the original request. Furthermore, I feel so stupid as I didn't even provide a link neither in the original post nor here. Here it is: https://mypersonal.miraheze.org/wiki/Template:Infobox (the borders of the infobox aren't shown for some reason; maybe it's because I pasted the template from a fandom wiki?). I hope you'll understand my situation and accept my excuses. WhiteWolf69 00:27, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Crummy Scratchers Wiki won't let me comment nor view poll results.

Is there any way to fix this or can you guys fix it? If so, thanks. Pacsonic9000 (talk) 20:41, 6 April 2020 (PST)

Maybe you need to enable those permissions for users. Go to Special:ManageWiki/permissions and give "*" or "user" the abilities. If that is not the issue, then I can't help. WickyHoney (talk) 16:43, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Can you fix this page please?

It doesn't load up anymore because it's broken. Can you guys please fix it? https://animatedfeet.miraheze.org/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote Cartoonlover20 (talk) 18:15, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

It seems the page is getting a 502 Bad Gateway error. We are looking into it. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Cartoonlover20: We have managed to get the page to load now but the issues that are present are because the page is calling way too many files which is causing there to be load issues. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:53, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Request

I'm Applying for autopatrolled. ~'Sourav Halder' 15:11, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Please apply for autopatrolled (a local Meta right) at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

YouTube extension

mw:Extension:YouTube says that Nicovideo is one of the supported video sites of the extension. However it doesn't work on Miraheze. I looked at the code and saw that code for several video sites, including Nicovideo, is commented out. What is the reason for this? Could it be re-enabled? Are there any other differences from the official flavor that affects features like this? Thanks. --Jack980517 (talk) 11:42, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

@Jack980517: Hi. I will take a look and find out why it is commented out and will get back to you on that. Reception123 (talk) (C) 11:48, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

URL Change for Two Wikis

I need the URLs and names for two of my wikis to be changed. The first wiki URL, ashesworld.miraheze.org, should be redirected to brokenthrones.miraheze.org and renamed to "Broken Thrones". The second wiki URL, kidal.miraheze.org, should be redirected to shatteredskies.miraheze.org and renamed to "Shattered Skies", if it isn't too much trouble. Thank you all for the work that you do.

WaitingCynicism (talk) 17:08, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

@WaitingCynicism: could you please post this request on Phabricator for tracking purposes? Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:16, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Done.

Help! Need to use Visual Editor, but don't understand how/where install Parsoid

I've used Wikipedia's Visual Editor but can't figure how to use it here. I've activated in Extensions, but then read Parsoid has to be set up first. I don't know where local settings.php is? Also, do I just paste the standard code that is listed on Parsoid help entry? Or something else? I'm working on Coronavirus-related project & trying to get rolling with adding content ASAP. Thanks very much!

If you've enabled it in Special:ManageWiki/extensions, you don't have to worry about Parsoid, we've already got it setup for you and configured automatically. If VisualEditor isn't working on your wiki, please specify what error you are getting, or otherwise link us to the wiki so we can investigate. Cheers -- Void Whispers 17:25, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

You are awesome to answer so quickly! Wiki is t https://chlorinedioxide.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Also have tried uploading both the big logo file & the thumbnail of the only image on my wiki, but can't get it to show up as logo or favicon :( https://static.miraheze.org/chlorinedioxidewiki/b/bd/CD_molecules_logo_3.jpg Could you possibly figure what's going on there? Thanks so much!

Visual editor should start working within 10-20 minutes of when it was last enabled. For the logo, you probably just need to clear your browser's cache. Also, note that the logo will not display properly if the image is not smaller than 135px by 135px. -- Void Whispers 17:57, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I will upload a smaller image

Yay! It just came up asking if I wanted to use Visual Editor!!!

When I go to my test page at https://chlorinedioxide.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=1_Test&veaction=edit it won't let me edit at all now, though.

  • Just double-checked & it is still letting me edit in wikitext but if I click just the plain "edit" links, it doesn't do anything. Visual Editor IS working on this community noticeboard page, though

I can't log out now.

Well, I'm logged in, but now I can't log out or publish edits. As a result, I'm unable to follow the steps provided. - InfinityDestroyer

You logout using Special:UserLogout, if you cannot log out, what does it say? Paladox (talk) 18:50, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Can't add extensions

Just tried to enable a new extension and the settings didn't save. Special:Log/managewiki doesn't show the new change either. Wiki is https://silentblue.miraheze.org. --Jack980517 (talk) 21:45, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I saw some admins changing the settings in the log. I changed to using Chrome and I can change settings there. When using Pale Moon, the browser that I normally use, I still can't save settings. --Jack980517 (talk) 22:09, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

This appears to be related to a session issue. Please logout of login & your wiki. So e.g https://login.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:UserLogout & https://<your_wiki>.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:UserLogout. If that does not work, delete your cookies for both wikis, then go to those url. Then log back into your wiki. Paladox (talk) 22:34, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. Now it works. --Jack980517 (talk) 22:50, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

How do you delete cookies in wiki? OishiLover75

See https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-privacy-how-to-clear-cookies.html or https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-delete-cookies-2617981 Paladox (talk) 22:48, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't login to Zcook1052

I can't log in to Zcook1052

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • meta.miraheze.org
  • login.miraheze.org
  • miraheze.org
  • and the wiki you are trying to log in on
These steps should not be necessary and a postmortem is taking place to prevent this situation occurring in the future. John (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I’m having trouble logging in

User:Jah99: I can’t seem to login, and when I keep trying to do that, it keeps saying something about hijacking. What do I need to do?

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • meta.miraheze.org
  • login.miraheze.org
  • miraheze.org
  • and the wiki you are trying to log in on
These steps should not be necessary and a postmortem is taking place to prevent this situation occurring in the future. John (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't log in to my raymesisevil account

User:RaymesisEvil I have problems logging in

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • meta.miraheze.org
  • login.miraheze.org
  • miraheze.org
  • and the wiki you are trying to log in on
These steps should not be necessary and a postmortem is taking place to prevent this situation occurring in the future. John (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't edit

I was trying to edit at Giantess Wiki (giantess.miraheze.org), and it told me I cannot edit due to a loss of session data. I tried logging out in the wiki, but it's giving me the code "badtoken".

Same problem here, and I did delete my cookies before logging in. --Jack980517 (talk) 22:26, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Deleted my cookies again, this time on all miraheze subdomains. It works now. --Jack980517 (talk) 22:30, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Jack980517 or anyone, how did you delete subdomains? OishiLover75

At where you delete your cookies for individual sites, instead of deleting only for (your wiki name).miraheze.org, search "miraheze" and delete everything found. Exact procedure vary by browser. Just google how to delete cookies for individual sites only (and not all sites). If somehow you can't do it, just press Ctrl+Shift+Del and choose to delete all cookies. You would lose login status on all websites that way however, and would need to login again. --Jack980517 (talk) 22:48, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Tried, I don't think I can find it. I use a Mac. I also use a iPad for the wiki I work on. OishiLover75

Nevermind, fixed. OishiLover75

Hi,there. see [4].closed has a check mark.This problem seems to be occurring on other wikis. I am sorry that it is hard to read because it is written in Japanese, but it is discussed here.please see [5].Thank you.-- (talk) 13:50, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't logon to my account :(

So my account was logged in and i'm trying to log back on - Tarbiz It never even worked at all! I tried logging in a few times but it won't -Tarbiz

I tried to log on my account, but I failed - Lorenzo_Sanchez

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • meta.miraheze.org
  • login.miraheze.org
  • miraheze.org
  • and the wiki you are trying to log in on
These steps should not be necessary and a postmortem is taking place to prevent this situation occurring in the future. John (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't get on my Aquawatery792

I'm having problems to log on, it keeps saying hijacking. What should I do?

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • meta.miraheze.org
  • login.miraheze.org
  • miraheze.org
  • and the wiki you are trying to log in on
These steps should not be necessary and a postmortem is taking place to prevent this situation occurring in the future. John (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't log into Pacsonic9000

It gives me this error: There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Please resubmit the form. I followed the instructions including clearing cookies and I still get this error message. --Pacsonic9000 (talk) 11:32, 12 April 2020 (PT)

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • meta.miraheze.org
  • login.miraheze.org
  • miraheze.org
  • and the wiki you are trying to log in on
These steps should not be necessary and a postmortem is taking place to prevent this situation occurring in the future. John (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2020 (UTC)