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I can't log into FireBarrier101

I've all if my cookies and I still won't let me log in. I followed the instructions and I still get this error message. T ҍ C(yell / earth) left miraheze 14:28, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

FireBarrier101 Please read John's message above, are you sure you have deleted all cookies related to Miraheze? Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:09, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Name is displayed as No sitename set!

Hi,there.When I browse Special:WikiDiscover, it says No sitename set! Is this a problem on my terminal?thank you.-- (talk) 16:29, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

This issue isn’t being tracked at phab:T5405. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 16:42, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1:Thank you for your reply. Thanks for reporting this issue to phab: T5405.-- (talk) 16:59, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Why has my wiki been closed?

I am constanly adding new content to my wiki. I got the message that my wiki has been closed because there were no changes for 60 days. Why is that? Lily (Lilypond Wiki) 18:09, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello, your wiki has been re-opened. You can always go to Special:ManageWiki if its ever closed even if there is activity. Apologies for the inconvenience. 18:14, 13 April 2020 (UTC) by User:PaladoxTalk--そらたこ (talk) 18:17, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

(Sorry, I don't speak English very well) Também estou com o mesmo problema. Já desmarquei a caixa "closed", mas o banner de aviso não some. Pode me ajudar?Haizaki 18:32, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

DifferentHistory Wiki

I'm trying to edit the CSS there but it says that the wiki is closed even though I go on there and regularly edit there every day. Same for all the Reception Wikis but Terrible TV Shows, even though there are plenty of users who regularly edit on those wikis. Is that a bug or something? I know the "Closed" box isn't checked, but the "Closed" notice is still there, so it must be a bug. A really nasty one, too. Can it be fixed? Also, Sofaking we todd it‎ lost the ability to post comments or create pages on Terrible TV Shows Wiki.

Trevor807 (talk) 18:25, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello, your wiki has been reopen, apologies. Paladox (talk) 18:42, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Can you reopen the following wikis? They're Awful Movies Wiki, Greatest Movies Wiki, Best TV Shows Wiki, Terrible TV Shows Wiki, Atrocious Youtubers Wiki, and Loathsome Characters Wiki.

Trevor807 (talk) 18:44, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

You Are Not Allowed to Post Comments should be changed into Please Login to Post a Comment on This Wiki

All wiki databases under this site branding has IP editing turned off. What about commenting? At the end of almost every page of said wikis there is a comment section with the following message before categories: You are not allowed to post comments.

As explained in the headline, it should be changed into Please Login to Post a Comment on This Wiki like Fandom which in turn is a host of wiki databases ranging from TV to games to film and fantasy literature.

Speaking of that website it should have the You Are Not Allowed to Post Comments but with While Logged Out added after. Sounds okay? It looks much better.

2600:1:F303:D04F:41A3:71ED:EBC2:B29B 20:12, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Your proposed wording is less intimidating. However...
  • Your assertion isn't universal on Miraheze. Admins on each wiki decide whether I.P. Anon will be allowed to edit.
  • Admins are also able to change the wording of the message you object to; it would be in a page in the MediaWiki: namespace.
  • The objectionable wording is probably the wording in a new MediaWiki installation. Miraheze is unlikely to change it on every new wiki by default.
  • "You are not allowed to post comments" might be given in situations other than not being logged in, so your proposed wording might be inaccurate sometimes. Spıke (talk)23:54 13-Apr-2020
How about: "You are not allowed to post comments. You might need to log in." --Jack980517 (talk) 16:54, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't log in

User:Nozder. I tried to log on my account, but I failed. I'm using Chrome. Sorry, I don't speak English well. Nozder 20:24, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • 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. (credits to John) Southparkfan (talk) 21:21, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
OK, it works. Thanks. Nozder (talk) 08:38, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

This is bullshit

    • I cannot even log in as Tony Li! I followed the steps, it does not even work! What's wrong with the site!
I am really sorry for the inconvenience. Please make sure to delete all cookies from every Miraheze wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:54, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Miraheze has really dropped the ball.

Can't sign in

Nope. I know the instructions. But I don't know how to delete cookies on Miraheze like Meta and Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms individually.

Plus I use Samsung Internet. I might run the risk of deleting site data of other sites I've signed in (e.g. DeviantArt, FIMFiction, Wikia). Plus there are other accounts signed which I do not know my own password. Freddie123, user of Toxic Fandoms and Hatedoms.

Depending on your browser, you may be able to filter by domain when looking at you cookies, and then clear those individually. You will have to look up how to do it on your device + browser. -- Void Whispers 20:26, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

How do I delete cookies on Mirahaze

How can I delete cookies here?

Please read or for how to delete cookies, and follow the instructions above. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:34, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Wiki closed for no reason

For some reason, my community's wiki has been closed, despite the fact that one of the users of the wiki had made a page yesterday, which would have not warranted the wiki to be suddenly closed. Though from what it seems, Miraheze has been suffering through some technical issues as of late, so it could be from that. But anyway, I would like for Atlas wiki to be re-opened, as despite being an admin on my community's wiki, I am unable to click anything in Special:ManageWiki page for my community's wiki, and even so, it does not seem to show the 'Closed' box is checked. Gorbatov (talk) 19:03, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Share the link on your wiki.i see ~'Sourav Halder' 08:37, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't log back in

When I was going back to edit both Awful and Greatest Movies, I can't get myself to log in and here is the message.

"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."

My account is Official-PSASD and can you please fix this problem?

-Official-PSASD (talk) 02:23, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

Delete your cookies for that website Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 02:27, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello everybody! Just now joined in this family.

Please let me know any possibility of adding content in Urdu language here in this Gyaanipedia Gncenjary (talk) 15:31, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

@Gncenjary: Please contact Gyaanipedia founder.~'Sourav Halder' 08:34, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

I cannot log in.

Its me, Acapal8893. I don't know how to log in. I even tried resetting my password and creating a brand new account altogether. For the love of God, please give me a detailed instruction on how to log back in.

Please read or for how to delete cookies, and follow the instructions above. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:34, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
It does work, but I forgot my password.
In that case, unless you have a recovery email there is nothing we can do to help for security reasons. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:54, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Created wiki but not admin I created this Wiki. Why I'm not admin? LTSC1980 (talk) 12:04, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Okay now I'm granted. sorry LTSC1980 (talk) 12:48, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
John just granted them. [Special:Log/rights]] rights * John * changed group membership for User:LTSC1980@vivoleko01wiki from (none) to sysop, bureaucrat: Rights ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 12:50, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

I couldn't log in

I can't log in to my user Kevbo182. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kevbo182 (talkcontribs)

Please follow the steps detailed above. Unfortunately for the time being there is nothing we can do from our side, you need to clear your cookies. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:53, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

I can not loggin since this afternoon after the update of the website. I use firefox, suppress cookie following steps details. I also suppress et re install firefox, clean cookie, try also duffrent kind of private mode, result still the same. I play since 6/7 months... I need help Player : WILDFOREST (France)

Miraheze really needs to do something about spam

I don't mean to disrespect anyone working their butt off here but the volume of spam my wiki is experiencing is getting out of control. Is anyone else experiencing 4-5 spammers per day making hundred of edits or it's just us? We never had such an issue on Fandom, and we had x 100 the readers we have here. The only thing that can stop spam is the AbuseFilter extension, which would be perfect if it wasn't so dreadful to write filters that work as expected; I tried multiple times, and all I got was annoying real editors.--Wedhro (talk) 23:08, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

@Wedhro: Whats the wiki? Hispano76 (talk) 00:27, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
@Hispano76: --Wedhro (talk) 00:28, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
@Wedhro: There could be several simple ways to avoid spam.
Oblige the registered user to confirm his email using ManageWiki/settings (with the disadvantage of not allowing the edition of anonymous users)
Disable the creation of pages for anonymous and registered users and allow only self-confirmed users to create pages, for example.
Enable the Moderation extension, this would prevent spam from being visible and would require moderator approval.
Greetings. Hispano76 (talk) 01:01, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, but all of the above would disrupt 15 years of community working in a completely different way (Wikipedia-like).--Wedhro (talk) 01:03, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. About the filters I have no experience but I hope they can help you. It is likely that one of the reasons for the spam is the use of the at sign (@) that Wikipedia in spanish decided to use as an image within a template to avoid that apparently. Example on eswiki. Hispano76 (talk) 01:08, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
I have begun testing a filter on your wiki to see if I can catch some of this stuff. Additionally, I've gone ahead and CU blocked a number of accounts and IP addresses that were connected to the spam activity. -- Void Whispers 02:28, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Why the hell does this keep happening?

Whenever I click on a discussion page, I get an error saying there's no text on the page. Also, when I try to reply to it, it says the topic is invalid. It especially happens whenever I click on Stephenfisher2001's topics on Awful Movies Wiki and Greatest Movies Wiki. Could someone explain why this happens?

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 01:13, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi, which pages (link) and can you screenshot it please? Paladox (talk) 14:54, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Does editing normal pages work? Paladox (talk) 15:01, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 19:54, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
I took a look in the db, and the page does not exist. Are you sure that it was an actual page? Paladox (talk) 20:04, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
I have this issue too. I click on flow topics and it just gives the topic name and doesn't show anything. Topic:Vkmkqj446jcvgjfi is supposed to be called "I have autism and I'm glad this wiki supports autism.", which Pacsonic9000 created on Toxic Fandom & Hatedoms Wiki. Side note: I am glad as well. WickyHoney (talk) 20:12, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
This topic is supposed to be called "Movies that I wanted to be in National Film Registry", but when I click on it, nothing shows up. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 20:35, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Which talk page? As it does not exist in the db. Paladox (talk) 20:43, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
It's listed in the National Film Registry talk page. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 20:45, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Questions about MediaWiki:Common.css

Recently I gave Crappy Games Wiki a new look to it, but there's two small problems that I can't figure out how to fix:

How do I change the color of the collapsible tabs on the sidebar? They initially appear light grey, but then immediately revert back to their default dark grey color.

How do I change the color of the searchbar? It's a bit difficult to see with the dark background, especially the text that appears within the searchbar. --Seewater514 (talk) 05:20, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi, you would have to do #mw-panel.collapsible-nav .portal h3 a { color: <color> } Also the drop down arrows are images. So if you want to change their colour, you would need to upload a image and use that. Paladox (talk) 14:53, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, but the sidebar tabs are still the default color when they're collapsed. Is there any way to change that? --Seewater514 (talk) 23:43, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

I can not loggin since this afternoon after the update of the website. I use firefox, suppress cookie following steps details. I also suppress et re install firefox, clean cookie, try also duffrent kind of private mode, result still the same. I play since 6/7 months... I need help Player : WILDFOREST (France)

A tip for everyone at MediaWiki:Common.css

Hello everyone,

I've been encountering the problem that the border of message boxes does not work after importing the messagebox templates from Wikipedia. You might also see this problem with message boxes.

That's because it needs MediaWiki:Common.css in order for it to work. I strongly recommend copying and pasting the original text in Wikipedia instead of importing them, as importing the page may require a long time to import the whole page, and there may be some slight discrepancies between the original text and the text that is being imported. (Importing pages may not be 100% accurate, always remember.)

I hope this guide was helpful for inexperienced users who are starting to import templates into their new wikis.

OwenFung87 06:54, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

I can't log in.

Every time I try to log in, it just says "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 even tried resetting my password, but that didn't work. Please help me. - InfinityDestroyer (not logged in)

We are aware of ongoing technical issues. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:20, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
This has now been resolved. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:29, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm user: Sourav Halder Same problem. This problem is not yet fixed <REDACTED 15:53, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

You will need to logout, using Special:UserLogout, and delete all your cookies for that site then log back in. Paladox (talk) 16:02, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
I am arredy logged out.I want to login to this meta <REDACTED> 16:13, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I have the problem also, especially on Altcyclopedia (! If that wasn't enough, I am automatically logged out every time I visit it! - ManiacACS (talk) 16:42, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I suggest logging out of the wiki and back in. Use Special:UserLogout. Paladox (talk) 19:33, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

To restore ability to login

Due to a change we deployed, to login go to, then delete your cookies, then go to If that does not work please let us know! Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 17:06, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

It's very unfortunate that, according to you, MediaWiki's format will only allow a fix like this. Many of us use Miraheze under the assumption that it is the most resourceful, useful way to create wikis, so if this fix is going to become a regular thing then consider yourself at a severe disadvantage. There are options beyond Miraheze that don't require unreliable cookie deletion for account logins. User:3b9tLibrarian2

It is important to note that this is the first time ever we've required this (Miraheze has been around for almost 5 years), and this wasn't the result of a regular deployment - it was the result of a miscalculated deployment by a member of our team who did not fully understand the consequences of such a change. It has been clarified that such a change in the future should only ever be done under certain circumstances - ones we never hope to find ourselves in, one we've never found ourselves in the past and one no organisation ever hopes to find themselves in. To assume this would be a "regular" thing, when it has only happened once in 5 years and is the first time ever is a severe overestimation. John (talk) 18:36, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
I am speaking of the present and future John, not the past 5 years. Once again, very unfortunate that your people have run into this issue. Perhaps I will have to find other options for my work, in places where apparent accidents haven't happened. Unless you have the means to fix this, of course. User:3b9tLibrarian2
If you know of an organisation which has never had an accident, I'd like to know of them too. In life, accidents happen - you are utilising a free service staffed entirely by volunteers - accidents are traditionally more likely to happen in such an environment but we pride ourselves on having the same level of response as that of organisations staffed by hundreds of paid full time staff members doing what our team of 6 do for free in our spare time. For reference - Google has accidents, Wikipedia (and Wikimedia, the developers of this software) have accidents, Microsoft have accidents. If Miraheze's model and volunteers are not to your liking, you are free to find another host which will either charge you for the same service or provide you less for free. John (talk) 19:44, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
I chose Miraheze for all the reasons you have provided, however, you would do well to first correct this accident, instead of taking immediate issue with my dissatisfaction. This is a serious login problem; please don't start justifying yourself or your colleagues until we are able to log into our accounts without trouble. Thank you. User:3b9tLibrarian2
I am not justifying anyone's actions at all. We have provided all necessary steps for people to follow and are providing support to users who contact us and provide us additional details to support them. As volunteers, we are trying our best. I am not taking issue with your dissatisfaction - I am replying to your comments. You are implying there are services out there that have never made any mistakes in deployments or taken the wrong course of action - which is not true. John (talk) 20:12, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
I am implying that there are services out there that have provided concrete resolutions to their mistakes in deployments or wrong courses of action; I never said 'never.' Will you be able to resolve this problem instead of requiring users to seek assistance whenever they attempt to login? User:3b9tLibrarian2
We have tried our best to resolve the problem without user-intervention, however, the software is not able to determine which encryption keys are used to encrypt the cookies and therefore we are not able to automate a solution without it affecting everyone all of the time. This is a limitation of the software we are not able to resolve and unfortunately requires user intervention to remove the cookies or wait until they expire. This isn't a reoccurring problem, users only need to delete their cookies once - there is no need to seek assistance except when the steps provided do not work. So far, all users who have followed the steps are able to login again and those who say the steps do not work, did not follow them correctly and we assisted them in more detail. John (talk) 20:32, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Much appreciate the clarification. Let's hope this solution is a lasting one. User:3b9tLibrarian2

Do I now have to oblige all my users to delete their cookies? That can not be true. I've never heard this from any other website. Unfortunately, I now have to consider saying goodbye to Miraheze. Is there really no other solution? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klaas7 (talkcontribs)

Not working. You are a liar, and you should be ashamed. KamafaDelgato021469

Please remember to be civil, the steps I've provided are the exact steps I took to regain login access. I did ask if it didnt work to let us know. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 19:31, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
I suggest that you speak in a civil manner despite your irritation, instead of coming off as ungrateful or antagonistic. If it isn't working then just simply say it isn't. WickyHoney (talk) 19:31, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Totally agree, not sure why there is this unnecessary vitriol, certainly nothing done that warrants shame... User:Multilingualtricker

I've followed the steps, but every time I try to log in, it says something about hijacking. Cnels488

Did you delete your cookies? Paladox (talk) 20:00, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I can’t log in. When will it be fixed - MeMeGuY April 12, 2020

How do you do that? Cnels488

See or if you use chrome. Or if you use firefox Paladox (talk) 20:16, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
I use safari. Cnels488
Theres or Paladox (talk) 20:21, 12 April 2020 (UTC) Okay, I've done that. Cnels488

I can't log in, I'm using Chrome on Android. -TanardoLoud

This isnt a real fix. You can't ask your users to have to all delete their cookies to log into your website. It did work, but this is not how a site fixes its login issues. -FireKahuna

Technically, you only have to delete cookies relating to Miraheze, and unfortunately with the way MediaWiki does sessions this is the only fix, so I have no idea where you got "this is not how a site fixes its login issues from", especially because every website handles logins differently. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 02:00, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I deleted cookies to log in yesterday, and I had to delete cookies again to log in today. You should be ashamed. Shiromigi (talk) 01:09, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm sorry that you've had do this. However, we ask that you please remain civil when making comments. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 02:00, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I can log in but need to also restart device and yea multiple times of cookies clearing, that will do for me now. Good luck at finding and resolving the device guys Drgng (talk) 01:40, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I am, and I can't log in either. I tried using the "advice" you gave us, but to no avail. - 01:51, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I deleted cookies and i still can't login XCin3kk

I cannot log in either, even after removing cookie. The following error keep showing:

- 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'm on Firefox. Please note that I already remove cookie on Firefox. It works only when I turn in private mode, but what's the point? Animaniax

Make sure you've deleted all cookies for the following domains:
  • 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)
It works! Magic! Anyway, you should change the instruction above. I guess many people only delete for
Yes, technically it is only necessary to delete Miraheze-related cookies. However, in practice on the deliberately dumbed-down Android "smart" phone, your choice is do nothing and stay logged-out, or log out of every other service you ever logged into. I was able to find a third option by defining, and then removing, a special rule with the Forget Me Not add-on. It took 4 tries; to add insult to injury, the fourth try didn't warn me about hijacking but scolded me that I was already logged in.
This was an easily avoided botch, and users who say so ought not get a scolding to be "civil." Spıke (talk)16:45 13-Apr-2020
Dude, One should ALWAYS be civil. Being behind a screen doesn't change anything. User:Multilingualtricker
Dude, you know things are bad when Spike is siding with users. Cg098 (talk) 13:12, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Please remain civil. We still have a Code of Conduct and I will issue (partial) blocks against users that can't participate in discussions politely. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 13:21, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
RhinosF1, can you please clarify who this comment is directed at? Cg098 (talk) 15:57, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

I followed the step and the success was only temporary. It worked fine on a desktop but not on my phone. The second time I regained access, I was only able to view and couldn't perform. I only got my identity back that was it. I repeatedly redone the steps and irrespective of how much I try going as far to delete all my cookies and chache, it no longer works. Will Miraheze ever revert back to its original state where it operated fine with cookies??? Because frankly I'm severely unsatisfied with this change and I'm definitely not alone on this.

Naturally. Cookies are files stored on your device to make it easier for Miraheze to figure out who you are whenever the device sends anything (a request for a page or the text of an edit). Deleting cookies and re-creating them by logging on will have to be done on each device. Preferences are stored at Miraheze, thankfully, and were not lost when you deleted the cookies! Spıke (talk)00:02 14-Apr-2020
Deleting the cookies for the wiki I was trying to log in to worked; I did not need to delete the other cookies you mentioned. --Zzo38 (talk) 06:30, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

This didn't work. 02:08, 14 April 2020 (UTC) Robert Sterbal 412-977-3526

I removed the cookies, and the good news is, IT FINALLY works! :)

Thanks to you! - Stephenfisher2001

Hi! I followed the instructions and have been able to log back in, only problem is, the content of my wiki now appears to be gone. Any idea where it went? Even with Special:AllPages. Maybe I'm just being dim. User:Multilingualtricker

Ah don't worry, I found my wiki's old content. User:Multilingualtricker

Cant log in even after deleting cookies - Unbelievable. :(

This did work on my Chromebook but not on my phone. When I cleared the cookies on the latter, I still got the same error. However, I managed to solve this error by using Incognito mode. So if it doesn't work for you guys, use Incognito mode, unless it's blocked. -- Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 01:16, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

I,, use Explorer on my computer and Samsung Internet on my phone so I don't know how to get back in AT ALL.

Do you know how to get on Incognito mode on Internet Explorer? - Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 17:48, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Miraheze community. I was able to follow your instructions and have been able to log in to my FREE wikis. What an amazing community here. Solidarity, MarkDilley

Yes, I JUST did that and it's still not working. -Wage

Samsung internet

Gaining access to the menu (3 vertical dots in upper-right corner) and selecting Settings, I see:

  • Under Advanced, there is "Manage website data" and you can select various Miraheze sites you have visited. Delete is the only operation. I presume this deletes history and cookies.
  • Under Privacy, there is "Delete personal data". You can delete only cookies, but this would delete all cookies (logging you out everywhere!).

It's simple to download and install Firefox or Fennec on a phone so you don't have to use the built-in browser. Spıke (talk)20:45 17-Apr-2020

I think I got it

I got rid of the cookies and it still didn't work. I couldn't log out as I was already out. I tried a different browser and it works. This should work for now. Good luck folks.   :D   DMBFFF (talk) 06:29, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

"Meta namespace" settings gone and reverted

Recently I found that $wgMetaNamespace on my wiki (silentblue) has been reverted to default. I tried to change it again in ManageWiki, only to find that it's now nowhere to be found. --Jack980517 (talk) 06:14, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Difficulties to use math extension

I have tried to active the math extension on my wiki but it does not seem to work. Latex formula on the main page seem to work properly, see for instance this page. But the same content cannot display correctly on my page here. Many thanks in advance.

Gamebm (talk) 03:46, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

It appears to be working correctly on both pages for me. It may have been that the extension needed a little bit of time before it started completely working on your Wiki. Elaeagnifolia (talk) 06:24, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
yep, it works! Thanks! For some reason I have waited for more than 24 hrs, but it works now:) Gamebm (talk) 07:25, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

How to use templates, infoboxes, etc?

Hello, I am fairly new to Wiki editing beyond simple formatting and edits on the English Wikipedia, and have no experience with any sort of code or the like. I want to use Infoboxes on my wiki, but can't seem to find a coherent tutorial that describes how to do so. The wording of the only tutorial I found suggested that a package of standard MediaWiki templates should be installed on all Miraheze wikis by default, however, I can't seem to find any of those, or figure out how to use them. Any help would be appreciated! Greyboxing (talk) 05:26, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

The FAQ has a section regarding infoboxes that you can look over and see if it helps. Alternatively, I've also seen this infobox template recommended as it's a simplified version designed to work across Wikis with less nested dependencies and Lua modules imported to work. Since you mentioned you're fairly new to Wiki editing, I'd also recommend checking out the MediaWiki Help pages, and specifically since you're getting involved with infobox templates, then the page regarding templates might also be useful. Elaeagnifolia (talk) 06:16, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'll look into all of these. Greyboxing (talk) 07:27, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Unexpectedly logged out; tried to log in but I can't; database error.

This is AudioAnimatronic1874, but I can't log in with that username. Tried to delete Miraheze cookies, and tried to log in but got this instead:

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties. Try waiting a few minutes and reloading. For more information on this error please check out our twitter page ( or contact the system administrators by connecting to #miraheze on

(Cannot access the database: Cannot access the database: Unknown error (

Please fix it!

Hi, We've had a few issues this morning and are currently working to establish the cause & confirm they are resolved. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:03, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Issues with popups and MediaViewer

A few days ago I noticed some issues occurring on my wiki, namely Popups, MediaViewer and Beta features in my preferences. For some reason my popups have just stopped worked even though they are turned on in the 'Styling' tab of 'Manage this wiki's additional settings.' The MediaViewer says 'Sorry, the file cannot be displayed. There seems to be a technical issue' etc. etc. And the Beta features tab in my preferences is empty. Can anyone shed some light as to why this may have happened? I use the popups extensively and so not having them any more is a little frustrating and my MediaWiever is just hit and miss. I am wondering if it has anything to do with not being able to display really large images (some are 2000+ x 4000+) in size. Borderman (Talk) 13:15, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

There is definitely something odd going on. Although popups (Page Previews) is installed and checked in ManageWiki it does not show up as an option to enable/disable in the Appearance tab in Preferences. I have double-checked and it has also done the same on my other wiki too. MediaViewer is having a hissy fit and most of my image don't work in it any more. Is there a bug somewhere or have some technically minded staff made some changes somewhere that are affecting certain extensions? Borderman (Talk) 23:47, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Hundred Thousand!

Congrats everyone!

We've done it! After 1727 days, 90,854 registered accounts & countless IP addresses have now made over 100,000 page edits to 21,060 pages with 138 uploaded files. Thank you to every single one of you, you made meta! Here’s to the next 100,000!

~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 13:44, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Edit 100,000 was [1]. Congrats Examknow ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 13:52, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Yayy. Here's to many more thousands. Thank you to all those who help Miraheze both on the technical and on the wiki side! -EK📝🌎 13:57, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
Nice job! 100,000 edits is quite an achievement! Aeonia Rose (talk) 14:13, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
After almost 5 years of Meta being around it's great to see :) Proud to be the author of 6.6% of those edits. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:17, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

krebswiki: interwiki link links to nonexistent wiki

We have a krebswiki: interwiki prefix which links to a non-existent wiki. We should delete it -stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 06:57, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

I thought about the template for Meta: Sandbox. Could you please help me?

I thought about the template for Meta: Sandbox. Could you please help me?Please see User:松/Template:Please leave this line alone (sandbox heading).-- (talk) 16:41, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Maybe copy the raw code from that page onto your template and see if you can get the template to look right that way? Aeonia Rose (talk) 17:20, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
 Added ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:14, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you.-- (talk) 09:29, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Where can i find FTP configuration of my wiki?

I want to edit LocalSettings.php, but forget my FTP credentials Want to add these settings on my wiki

You can turn Extension:3D on via Special:ManageWiki/Extensions on your wiki. Our LS.php file can though be found at github:miraheze/mw-config. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 06:50, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of rights during my sanction

Is it okay for me to nominate other people for advanced rights during my 3-year long sanction? (Hint: i’m nominating somebody for a steward) OwenFung87 10:30, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Your restrictions only apply to RfCs not RfSs. They are also indefinite. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 11:34, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: Would it mean that I'm not allowed to appeal it when you said the restriction is going to be "indefinite"? OwenFung87 12:49, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
They are no restrictions on appeals. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 12:52, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

How do you get Flow on discussion pages?

I have Flow (structured discussions) installed but I don't know how it is activated on the discussion pages. There is just the normal text editor. Anyone know how to activate this feature? Borderman (Talk) 17:40, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

~@Borderman: On Special:ManageWiki/namespace, select the name space, and in talk namespace you can enable it. Hispano76 (talk)
@Hispano76: Thank you very much, that worked. Borderman (Talk) 17:53, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Cannot log out now: badtoken

I'm glad the login issues are finally fixed. Alas, on my wiki, clicking "Log out" in the upper right corner gives

Cannot log out now: badtoken

Just wanted to let you know. (Solution: clear all cookies and try again.) Jidanni (talk) 04:29, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Skin set in Special:ManageWiki is only showing up to me and not visitors of the wiki

In my Wiki "Eld's Meta Universe Wiki", I changed the default skin in the Specials:ManageWiki page's styling tab. This updates the look of the wiki but only for me, visitors of the wiki get the default skin. This has been tested in Firefox, Chrome and Vivaldi browsers. The skin also doesn't show for me if I'm logged off. I have checked the skin in personal preferences and it's set to the same as the skin in Specials:ManageWiki without ability to change any setting there.

Eldirish (talk) 13:26, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for reporting this issue. We will look into it. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:37, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
@Eldirish: A Phabricator task will be opened for this issue but for the time being please try to clear your cache for that wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:56, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
@Reception123: Thanks for looking into it. I can confirm that deleting the cookies for Miraheze on their browsers made the correct skin show for the visitors.

My wiki is disorganized


This is going to be quite a long explanation. Hope you have a basic understanding of how NationStates works. So basically, in NationStates, I used to RP my own nation, the Crazybloxian Empire.

The wiki articles I wrote about it were very disorganized as I didn’t know how to do the categories right, I realized I had been writing articles in the wrong format, I realized I had been writing pages that weren’t encyclopedia style in mainspace, ones that should have been in other namespaces, and I also wrote this alone.

If you do your research, NationStates is divided into many groups called "regions". I moved to another region called the Commonwealth of Liberty, and now I intend to use my wiki to publish so-called "factbooks", but the old wiki is very disorganized, and using Special:Nuke hasn’t worked out for me, since most of the pages are a year old. I have done too much work importing the templates, and it’s a headache.

Additionally NationStates allows you to publish something called "dispatches" but they are very rudimentary and on every dispatch I made, I made sort of like a menu/type thing with links to go between dispatches, but they do not implement {{templates}}, so changing "menus" for HUNDREDS of "dispatches" can be very labor-intensive.

However on this MediaWiki software I can just make the "menu" a template and whenever I need to add a new link, just change the template.

Could I request mass deletion of ALL articles? Do not delete anything in the File, Storefront namespace, but DO delete everything in all other namespaces that I didn’t exempt. DO completely delete the Law, Executive Order and News namespaces (including talk namespaces), as they are clearly not needed.

The reason I am unable to do this myself is due to the fact that IRL I have time constraints, it’s not like I can spend 10 hours trying to delete stuff and organize my wiki. Thank you. Please respond to me, but do not do anything to my wiki yet until I have confirmed and gave you the greenlight to do so.

Thank you soo much. Also you should read the Wikipedia article about NationStates to actually get an understanding of the site. Bye!

Have a good day, wash your hands,

Sincerely, •• Fair0002 • Bureaucrat and Administrator of Crazybloxian Empire Wiki 03:53, 29 April 2020 (UTC)


Hey. How can I infer the available languages?

I want to infer the available languages ​​from the left. How it's done here on this wiki

It's done by adding interwiki links at the bottom of the page, which is special links that only contain a language code, such as [[en:]] for english. Only stewards can create new interwiki links, tough, those not existing on the "table" won't work.--Wedhro (talk) 11:30, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Help with regex

Hi, I need to change the old markup used for images in my wiki because it's very outdated and not mobile-friendly. There's a ton of pages to edit and of course I need to automate it, too bad the only tool available is the MassEditRegex extension and I just can't wrap my head around the regex syntax; I used it multiple times for simple edits, but that's it.

What I need is to change any text matching [[File:<title>|<anycharacter>|<caption>]] to [[File:<title>|miniatura|<caption>]]. Thanks in advance. --Wedhro (talk) 11:26, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@Wedhro: Suggestions:
  • Use backslash liberally to escape characters so they aren't interpreted specially. I know you need one before each [ and one before each |.
  • Be aware that wildcards don't work as they do in DOS/Windows. Assuming that <anycharacter> above means any range of characters, . matches any character. So you want .* to match zero or more times, or .+ to match one or more times (to not match a null string there).
  • Putting parentheses around part of a regex makes it a substring. In JavaScript, the search will have properties that retrieve the substring that was matched, enabling you to write $1miniatura$2 to produce the desired replacement string.
  • Always test your regex in an operation targeting only one file! Spıke (talk)23:05 12-May-2020

Search suggestions not available

This is Kouchu19. When I type something on search, the suggestions won't come up. Is it because of the extensions? What should I do? Kouchu19 (talk) 23:26, 2 May 2020 (UTC)Kouchu19

Just asking this

What the heck happened to the comments on most of the wikis? After the update, a whole bunch of them were deleted.

Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:39, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Which wiki and for which pages? Paladox (talk) 16:40, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Almost every page on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki, Greatest Movies Wiki, the list goes on and on. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:53, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Should be fixed, apologies for the delays. Paladox (talk) 21:25, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
I'll give you more links to wikis once I find more problems with comments.
Also, some of the replies in comments have been duplicated, especially on Atrocious YouTubers Wiki and Terrible TV Shows Wiki. It's caused me to delete a duplicate reply, only for the other reply to be deleted too. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 21:27, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Awful Movies Wiki and Best TV Shows Wiki are suffering from missing comments too. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:08, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
@EijiZeBoi: Sorry for asking again but could you please have another look to see if it was fixed? And if not, a specific page where comments were supposed to be would be helpful so we can check ourselves. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:56, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
These are some pages I have noticed missing comments on. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 16:55, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
What's broken with those pages? They look like they have there comments again? Paladox (talk) 18:12, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
@EijiZeBoi: Sorry i misread it (didn't see you explained in the links). Is it fixed now? Paladox (talk) 18:20, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
I have noticed missing comments on Rotten Websites Wiki. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 19:30, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
@EijiZeBoi: Which pages? Paladox (talk) 22:25, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
Nvm. Thank u, next, Eiji (talk) 23:20, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Melanie Martinez Wikia

Since the anonymous cannot request wikis directly at the Request vault they must be done over here instead. For eight (or was it seven?) years singer Melanie Martinez’s wiki has been hosted by Fandom. That’s right eight or seven years. Here’s a page pulled from the wiki after the 2016 revamp, for example: 1.

Almost every page there at the bottom has a Comment Rule Box. If the site has gotten transferred to this hosting tree said rules will be above at the open box. If possible I think the wiki has reached its time to be moved from Fandom.

Unlike most of the 3K+ wikis a chock full are currently dormant from this hosting service that one will have the gates open to IP contributing and commenting. The rule box from the old wiki will be still placed above but simplified in its new home.

Good night,

2600:1:F30D:F340:9BB:81A5:1A53:7FCA 03:12, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

It is best to register a user account, then apply for the wiki, under which subdomain you should be among others. Hispano76 (talk) 02:17, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Upload own media wiki using FTP?


I've set up my own wiki using media wiki on a local host server and was looking to transfer as is to the Miraheze domain as a sub-domain for the time being whilst I free up my domain (unfortunately currently have website hosting with go daddy and they are really not very user friendly when it comes to hosting wikis, and also it is not for profit so paying for something that isn't meeting my needs is not my idea of a good use of money).

Can I just upload it with an FTP account on file zilla as is? I have a template page, an admin account with an associated email account and most importantly, I have MP3 uploads enabled as an extension and on my local settings file (crucial for my project). I also want to enable use of tables and I understand visual editor can make that easier which is great. If not, what can I do to help the process along?

Also, if I want to transfer my wiki from a subdomain to my custom domain once I can transfer my registration to a provider which is less of a pain in the ass do I just put in a request for a transfer or do I have to start it all up again?

@Psych Ji: see Moving a wiki to Miraheze and Custom domains. Hispano76 (talk) 20:07, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Search suggestions not available

This is Kouchu19. In my wiki, when I type something on search, the suggestions won't come up. Is it because of the extensions? What should I do? Kouchu19 (talk) 23:27, 2 May 2020 (UTC)Kouchu19

@Kouchu19: I will assume that you have enabled the Wikibase Client and the Wikibase Repository. If so, go to Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-edit in your wiki and uncheck the Enable Entity Search UI (Wikibase) option. That should make the search work. Let me know if it worked or not. Or it wasn't what you asked. Please note that it may take a few minutes to get ready. Hispano76 (talk) 02:14, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
@Kouchu19: Another suggestion, but you might also try disabling Extension:TitleKey. It caused search result issues on a Wiki I'm working on, so I disabled it and search results turned back to normal. Reading through the extension talk page and Phabricator, it seems this extension has caused issues with searching before, so it might be the same case here. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 05:45, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

How to get rid of this off my wiki

How do i disable the "Last 5 pages viewed" thing off my wiki? Kouchu19 (talk) 06:05, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

@Kouchu19: I believe this is due to Extension:JSBreadCrumbs. Try disabling the extension and see if that removes it. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 06:35, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Create account error

If I try to create an account, 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.

This keeps on coming no matter how many times I resubmit the form. Help! (Redacted - RhinosF1) 09:48, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Please try to delete all your cookies that are Miraheze-related. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:26, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Can't login to my Miraheze account for some reason

Hey guys, so I need help trying to log back into my miraheze account since it logged me off from all of the stuff I was in, I tried to log back in with all of them and none of them worked and just said I was "hijacked" or whatever, so I'm wondering if there's anyway I can be able to log back into my account which is AzUrArInG and began doing the things I usually do, if you find anything to fix the issue, then thanks, anyway, that's all I have to say about this. - AzUrArInG

Try the following:
  1. Clear all miraheze related cookies (every miraheze site you've visited will create cookies that need to be cleared),
  2. Visit Special:UserLogout,
  3. And then you should be able to log in again.
-- Void Whispers 19:09, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

I see, but where do I find these so-called "cookies" since I've looked in the wikis I went into and I don't seem to figure out what it is I'm suppose to find and get rid of.

It is different for every browser, so I'd suggest just searching for "how do I clear cookies on <browser>" and swapping out <browser> for whatever browser you are using. -- Void Whispers 20:22, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Logging in errors :/

So I'm a user on here but every time I try to log in, this message appears.

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 have:

  • Cleared all my cookies and cache
  • Tried signing in with different browsers
  • Everything in-between

Still not working :/ Dibbydib (signed out) 04:17, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

"Interwiki transcluding is disabled"

I wanted to put an interwiki userbox on my userpage but it says "Interwiki transcluding is disabled"? Is there a reason for this and is this done on purpose? DeeM28 (talk) 08:18, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

@DeeM28: Hi. Yes, it is disabled on purpose as it creates issues that we'd rather not have (the configuration is called wgEnableScaryTranscluding, even from the name you can tell). If you want to use userboxes for your userpage feel free to copy them or ask for an import. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:22, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

YouTube extension

@Reception123: I asked last month about the YouTube extension. Nicovideo is still not enabled. Any news about it? Thanks --Jack980517 (talk) 14:02, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

@Jack980517: Sorry for not responding, this needs a discussion and T5535 on Phabricator has been opened to that effect. Hopefully it will be done soon. Reception123 (talk) (C) 20:00, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Upcoming RfC regarding CVT

After some thought and some discussions with other users, multiple users have agreed that the scope of the CVT needs to be changed. For this reason I have drafted an RfC for these changes. Please feel free to comment on any grammatical errors or any other such changes necessary on the draft, or to add proposals but please leave discussions regarding the actual content of the RfC for when it is published (3-4 days from now). Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:59, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Please fix the login issues with the miraheze wikis.

I'm having some trouble logging in. I tried everything, but nothing worked for me.

Please clear all miraheze cookies. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 14:57, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Help to Find Wiki Request Tracker

Hi everyone, I am extremely new here, so please forgive me for whatever I do not know or the mistakes I make in this post. I recently submitted a request for a wiki ( and I accidentally clicked away from the page after I submitted the request. Apparently, I can track the progress of the wiki page request via the page that loads immediately after the request, but now that I moved away from the page, I can't seem to get back to it. Does anyone have any help on this issue? Thank you so much. Ianvangiesen (talk) 02:42, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

You're looking for Special:RequestWikiQueue/11922 (in short, your request has not been reviewed yet). Pppery (talk) 02:56, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
@Pppery: Thank you so much for your response, I found the tracker! :-)

Can't log in to Phabricator

While I can log in to my account, the same credentials don't seem to work for Phabricator. Has anyone else found this?

I want to change the URL of my wiki, and not sure how else I'd be able to do this.

All help appreciated, thank you

Please use the login with mediawiki option. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 09:14, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1 Thank you, I've now done this! So helpful, thanks :-)

How to Add a Disscusion?

need halp with that

Could you perhaps be more specific? WickyHoney (talk) 19:16, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

I want to delete all the files I imported in my wiki

I'm making a Wiki, but it's difficult to import the template all at once and delete it, so I want some of the administrators looking here to delete all the files I imported.—Pencilboryser (talk) 13:02, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Is it I don't see the details because it is private, but can you use Special:Nuke. You can bulk delete by visit here locally and select page that you want to delete. --そらたこ (talk) 18:00, 6 May 2020 (UTC)//gakinotsukai.miraheze.orgのことですか?プライベートなので具体的にはわかりませんが特別:まとめて削除が使えると思います。ローカルでここにアクセスして、削除したいページ(ファイル)を選択することでまとめて削除できます。--そらたこ (talk) 18:07, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
ですがSpecial:Nukeで削除しようとしても自分が他Wikiからインポートしたファイルは消せないです。—Pencilboryser (talk) 22:59, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
ファイルが消せない理由は、 が関係してるかも知れません。-- (talk) 07:58, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
削除する方法はもしかして無いのでしょうか?—Pencilboryser (talk) 08:53, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Permissions translation page in Spanish template miraheze org

Hello, I have tried to translate into Spanish it asks me for permissions to translate, what is the procedure to request permissions? Thanks a lot --Geryescalier (talk) 02:32, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

Help with Flow

My wiki TV Censorship Wiki, when I set <main> talk to flow and save it, it goes back to wiki text. I have the flow extention enabled and I don't have this problem on my other wikis. Any help? I'm also having this problem with Astonishing Scratchers Wiki --Pacsonic9000 (talk) 13:38, 8 May 2020 (PST)

Also experiencing this issue on my Wikis, except for general namespace content model changes as well, not just Flow. I opened a Phabricator task here to hopefully get some eyes on it to see what the problem might be. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 05:02, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
@Pacsonic9000:: Per the Phabricator issue, this should be resolved now. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 02:10, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Detachment from other wikis

I found out that, if I browse any other wikis hosted by Miraheze with my account logged in, my account get attached to that wiki without my recognition and thus the record pops up in the Global account information page. I wish to have only my wiki and miraheze meta on that list. Is it possible to remove all the history I made in those other wikis? --M. Kim (talk) 19:28, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

While this is technically possible to do, it is almost never done as it can create glitches if you ever want to change your username, among other things. I have only ever seen this done for accounts that are severe violations of a local username policy, but not violations of any global policy, as this allows the account to be locally hidden from public view but still globally active. Note that even if detached, the local wiki will still show up on the global account information page for your username, albeit indicated as "not attached" in the attached date column. It does remove the account from the local wiki's Special:ListUsers page, but again, this is only done in rare circumstances. Amanda Catherine (talk) 20:29, 9 May 2020 (UTC
I understand. Thanks! --M. Kim (talk) 20:43, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
This annoys me too. You should become a user of a wiki when you edit the wiki. You ought to be able to peruse wikis without being tracked! Spıke (talk)21:11 9-May-2020
If you don’t want to have a local account created, use a private browsing mode which should log you out. The whole purpose of CentralAuth’s SUL2 is automatic account creation & login seamlessly on wikis. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 21:19, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
That's only possible when you already know that the site you're about to browse is a Miraheze-based wiki. Especially if the wiki is using its custom domain, you'll never know before you actually access the site. It is absurd to ask someone use a private browsing all the time so this unfortunate incident will happen unless you keep logging in and out whenever you want to edit your own wiki. --M. Kim (talk) 22:46, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
This is or Pppery (talk) 21:48, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Asian/Far Eastern Wiki Requests

I'm not sure if we have any other users who speak one or more Asian or Far Eastern languages fluently besides @開拓者: (The Pioneer) and @Revi: (both of which do not appear to be super active right now), but as of writing there are several requests in the Wiki Requests Queue that are in Korean, Japanese, and I think one in Chinese that need to be serviced by someone who speaks the language. I don't trust machine translations when it comes to Eastern Characters because they have a notorious history of outputting world salad for that kind of stuff. Amanda Catherine (talk) 00:12, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

In Japan, English is not included in the official language, but within the scope of compulsory education in Japan, English is included in the content to be learned.Due to the age restriction of miraheze, it is not necessary to assume that preschoolers will have access.By the way, what is the meaning of "Far Eastern"?Where is my country far from?

I don't know where the center and the end are because the earth looks almost spherical. Would you please teach me where is the center and where is the end?-- (talk) 06:22, 4 May 2020 (UTC)fix.-- (talk) 06:59, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

@: w:Far East/w:zh:遠東/w:ja:極東 is a term used to describe East Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. I believe User:Amanda Catherine means CJK text in this context.

@Amanda Catherine: As I have put on my user page, my native language is Chinese, and I can understand most written Japanese in daily conversations. So I think I can help. I probably won't be able to help often, though. --Jack980517 (talk) 02:07, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Please do not take unnecessary offense! England, which invented English, has for a long time drawn maps of the world with England (usefully) at the center. "Far East" denotes those nations on the right edge of the map; "far" does not mean "extreme" in any other sense. I've seen identical maps in the United States, but with the United States (usefully) at the center. On these maps, Asia is the Far West. But "America" is the English term for the United States, and Latin America bristles at the supposed racism because they are parts of the Americas too. China's name in Chinese, I'm told, means "Middle Country," the same (useful) self-centeredness. Spıke (talk)02:19 5-May-2020
What I was taught as the only accurate world map was a map with the land and sea drawn on the surface of the ball.The straight line on the earth is essentially a curve, with two points where all meridians meet.It is extremely difficult to project such a figure on a plane so that it is continuous, maintains a size ratio, and maintains an angle.So, what I consider a planar map to be useful is a narrow map of a sufficiently short distance that a straight line can be considered a straight line.So, I thought of miraheze as a global community, so I felt uncomfortable with the expression "Far Eastern".--Posted by (talk) on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 06:45-- (talk) 07:43, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
@Jack980517:Thank you for the suggestion that you can understand Japanese and help users.--Posted by (talk) on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 06:45-- (talk) 07:43, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
@Spike:Thank you for explaining the relationship between maps and history, which I could not explain well. I promise to make an effort to speak as calmly as possible.--Posted by (talk) on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 06:45-- (talk) 07:43, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
@Amanda Catherine:It is probably possible to instruct a user who requests the wiki in Japanese to reissue the request in English. This will reduce the concern that there are few users who can understand Japanese.--Posted by (talk) on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 06:45-- (talk) 07:43, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
@: I agree entirely that there is no map that is planar and accurate and of the whole world. The rectangular map I describe above has huge inaccuracies; its purpose is to show where everything is relative to everything else, and Asia is in the "Far East." But my point was not to explain maps but to explain why such an expression is in English. Cheers! Spıke (talk)22:51 12-May-2020
@Spike: I have great respect and appreciation for your wealth of knowledge about the content of this discussion and for taking the time to share that knowledge.The examples you have provided are sufficient to make me understand that some parts of Asia are called "Far East" in English.The reason I talked about the ball and the map was because I wanted to explain why I got to the first statement, why I think the ball and tell the place.Thanks.-- (talk) 10:44, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Help with aligning

On the Cookie Clicker Wiki, I use a HTML div to align the infobox template to the right. However, it seems to cause article content to not show to the left of it. Any way to fix this? Daily5 (talk) 20:21, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

The problem was that the infobox was occupying the full width of the window. I do not know what's in your {{Infobox}}, but I went to your wiki and surrounded it with a DIV of my own. This specified a style of:
  • WIDTH: 25% so that it leaves room for other content, and
  • FLOAT: right. Alignment only concerns how the text aligns within the element; float specifies that the element hugs the right edge of the window and other content can "float" around it (to the left).
Feel free to revert my edit to your wiki, or take it further to meet your own needs. Spıke (talk)22:42 12-May-2020
Thanks! Daily5 (talk) 07:47, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Remove user groups

Hello, I'm relatively new to Miraheze and I was wondering if there's any way to remove some usergroups. Some of them were created by extensions, and I have no use for them since they're jobs are covered by other groups. Jackboog21 (talk) 20:47, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Welcome! I am not able to fulfill your request, but it will help those who can if you will specify which wiki this concerns. Cheers! Spıke (talk)03:39 16-May-2020
It would be helpful had I provided that, apologies. Here's the link: --Jackboog21 (talk) 05:51, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Criteria for being automatically granted exemption from inactivity

Hello! I noticed while checking out our wiki's settings that the "Exempt from inactivity" box is enabled permanently. Now, I appreciate this because I feel like our community wiki is secure but I want to learn more about the criteria for granting this without us requesting for it. Is there any specific type of wikis that get automatic exemption? On what basis do wikis get exempted without the said wiki staff's request?

Merci. --Audoin (talk) 18:11, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

@Audoin: If you did not request it, an exemption should not be there. What is the URL of this wiki? Also, more details can be found at Dormancy Policy/Exemptions regarding the criteria. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:07, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

I can't create articles on Stock car racing

I been trying to create articles on but I been seeing this error, 500 Internal Server Error, It has been popping up four times. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zcook1052 (talkcontribs) 22:58, 16 May 2020

For the record according to Phabricator this appears to be fixed. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:08, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Interwiki links for

I would like to make some changes to the myndmess wiki interwiki table:

 electoramawiki$1	no	no
 electowikiwiki$1	no	no
 myndmesswiki$1	no	no

When put wikipedia:Main_Page on, the link goes to (as one would expect). At least on locally, I want the following redirects to work:

I may ask to make these changes on Electowikiwiki, but let's make sure that myndmesswiki is configured correctly first. -- RobLa (talk) 00:31, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

I just fixed a broken link in my comment above. While I'm replying to myself, I'm going to ask y'all nicely, since I forgot to do that. Could someone with Interwiki editing access make the local change I'm asking for above on -- RobLa (talk) 00:37, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
You can confirm that this is what you want:
Prefix URL Forward Transclude
electoramawiki$1 no no
electowikiwiki$1 no no
I find it unnecessary to create the myndmesswiki interwiki for the wiki because it would not be different from the local internal links. Greetings. Hispano76 (talk) 01:06, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
The first two (electoramawiki and electowikiwiki) look great, thanks for the quick response! I would prefer to make "myndmesswiki" links too. I imagine that there will be content that moves back and forth between the wikis, and I would like to make sure that interwiki links continue to work. Thanks! -- RobLa (talk) 01:20, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Hispano76 for taking care of this so quickly on Discord/#general. This ticket is complete as far as I'm concerned. -- RobLa (talk) 08:35, 17 May 2020 (UTC)



We discovered in phab:T5617 that SiteScout no longer functions. We will shortly be removing this extension from all wikis. See for the PR to undeploy it.

Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 11:14, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Gallery tab image switching


How can I enable tabs and images to be switched with "Gallery" tags like this site?

このサイトのように”Gallery”タグでタブが表示され画像を切り替えられるようにするにはどうすればよいですか?—Pencilboryser (talk) 13:11, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

@Pencilboryser:: You can enable TabsCombination from Special:ManageWiki/extensions to enable Extension:Tabs, Extension:Tabber, and Extension:Header Tabs. You can then use one of them (Probably either Tabs or Tabber) to create different tabs and put different images in each tab. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 15:58, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

All deleted wikis are displayed as on CA

On CA all deleted wikis are listed as Is this the intended behavior? Or is it a bug? Was it like this before? --そらたこ (talk) 01:57, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

This is indeed a bug caused by some ManageWiki changes. Due to the fact that it is just a "visual" bug and doesn't affect anything else, it has a low priority to be fixed currently. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:09, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Reception123! I'm glad I understood why this happen. Thank you as always for your help. I hope this farm will be better. --そらたこ (talk) 15:32, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

May 2020 - 100 000

With our 5 year anniversary very close, we are happy to announce that Miraheze has now reached 100,000 accounts on loginwiki! It is amazing knowing that so many people have taken interest in Miraheze, and we hope to have many more users in the future. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 05:13, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

User:KennethBek has the 100,000 account. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 05:13, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Some troubles with infobox

Hello, I have a wiki I imported the infobox template and several additional templates to it. But I noticed that something was wrong. templates have no "borders" (they should be similar to tables). Also, they are not displayed on the right and some pictures are not displayed. Here is a page with an example:

By the way, on some wikis under the heading it says "from [wikiname] ..." how can this be implemented on my wiki?

Kwack (talk)

@Kwack: Make sure wherever you imported the infobox template from, that you also imported the CSS styling for those infoboxes, usually found in MediaWiki:Common.css.
For the sub heading, you can also edit that via the MediaWiki:Tagline page. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 20:27, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

How to make the navigation sidebar?

I've been trying to configure and edit the navigation sidebar for my wiki, how do I do it?


@Herzegovina: You can edit the sidebar from the MediaWiki:Sidebar page. --Elaeagnifolia (talk) 20:29, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Help with VisualEditor

How do i make VisualEditor default on my wiki?

In case you didn't know you can enable it via Special:ManageWiki/extensions. You can make VisualEditor the default editor via Special:ManageWiki/settings, after it's enabled. Also, when requesting a wiki you should be clear on what you want it to be about. I hope this helped! WickyHoney (talk) 02:29, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Formatting help

Hello, I am an admin on the Reds! Wiki and in the past I have attempted to redesign the main page so there are two separate parallel collumns with links to relevant content by copying formatting from other places/wiki with a similar design elsewhere see my sandbox and I would like to know how the page can be divided/displayed in such a way where one section isn't "below" the other in the same way the current sandbox version is. SpookyBoy (talk) 21:16, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

I have a two-column format using a Wikitable here. Spıke (talk) 19:01 30-May-2020

Anonymous user rights

How can I restrict page creation for anonymous users on my wiki? They don't seem to be listed as a group on Special:ManageWiki/permissions. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 20:59, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

They're Special:ManageWiki/permissions/* Pppery (talk) 22:31, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Miraheze team!

I want to thank the Miraheze team, and specifically Southparkfan, for all their hard work today during the outage to get us up back up and running. The dedication of our volunteers is truly amazing, and I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation. Thank you, Sario528 (talk) 14:22, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Sario258. I am grateful to see those lovely words. We're in the process of working on an incident report to see where we can improve, because this downtime was a long one. Southparkfan (talk) 18:46, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Templates all break

 Case closed
I come from a background of Wikipedia, so I know a lot about templates. When trying to export and import the documentation template of the template wiki, everything in it broke. Despite the fact it imported all the subtemplates it relied on, it still broke. Does anyone know what I can do? — Yours, Berrely • TalkContribs 11:18, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Could you specify which wiki and which template you are talking about? Pppery (talk) 18:21, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
[ This wiki], and {{navbox}} — Yours, Berrely • TalkContribs 07:35, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Try importing MediaWiki:Common.css.-- (talk) 12:35, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thank you! — Yours, Berrely • TalkContribs 13:26, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Not at all.-- (talk) 13:43, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Interwiki Links

I recently imported two wikis (both related to the Homestar Runner cartoon series) from Referata to Miraheze, and I'd like to restore some of the interwiki links from the original sites.

Add to The Broternal Wiki and Homestar Runner Fanon:

Add to The Broternal Wiki only:

In addition, I'd like the Homestar Runner Fanstuff Wiki 2 Interwiki link "hrfanon" to be changed to the new site:

Thanks! Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 22:56, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

How to change copyright notice at bottom of page

Hi, does anyone know how I can change the copyright notice at the bottom of the page and how I can make a proper upload wizard like the one at commons? — Yours, Berrely • TalkContribs 07:25, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@Berrely: You can change the license of your wiki in Special:ManageWiki, which will then change the copyright notice. Amanda Catherine (talk) 13:51, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Help with the source editor

When i try to enable VisualEditor, only "Edit source" appears. Is there a way to fix this?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by AwesomePie16 (talkcontribs)

@AwesomePie16: Have you waited 10 minutes after enabling? Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:52, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
No... i didn't even put a timer.. -AwesomePie16

"Session hijacked"

I can't create accounts

I have a problem i try to create an account and it says that there's a problem in a session log due to the hijack editing. <REDACTED> 03:26, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

I can't log in

When I log in, it just shows something about that action getting cancelled because of session hijacking. User:Lamborghini446

I have the same problem. -- 22:49, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Same problem for me. -- 15:10, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

I still can't log on to my account.

Every time I log in, it always show the session hijacking. I'm feeling uncomfortable from this and to be honest, I've tried everything I could do in order to succesfully log in. I got rid of cookies and it still won't let me log on. - Tarbiz

@Tarbiz: When trying once, if you see session hijacking notice, retry. If it doesn't work, contact sysops at staff[at]miraheze[dot]org.- Bitwise (talk) 12:16, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
@Tarbiz: When this happens to me, it usually means my PC is in a state where Miraheze can't create a cookie or run a Javascript. Enable these features on your end and start the log-in process from the beginning. (Don't just refresh the page with the "hijacked" notice, or you may simply get it again.) Spıke (talk) 20:56 5-Jun-2020


On the Homestar Runner Fanstuff Wiki 2, the project namespace is "HRFWiki2". If you enter a project talk page (such as HRFWiki2 talk:Wiki Stuff, which doesn't exist), the "Page" tab at the top appears red, and when clicked, goes to Special:Badtitle/NS3000:Wiki Stuff instead of HRFWiki2:Wiki Stuff. This is the case with all HRFWiki2 namespace pages. Additionally, "HRFWiki2 talk" shows up twice on Special:Search, under "Advanced", which I suspect is related to the problem. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 23:28, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Another thing worth noting: on many HRFWiki2 namespace pages, the "Discussion" tab is blue, despite the talk page appearing to be nonexistent. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc (talk) 20:41, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

About audio

I can't understand English very well, so if the statement is wrong, please overlook me.
I'm runnning Worldtrainwiki on the miraheze's server. I uploaded a file of music. And, set up a link to the music file. However, a play button didn't appear in the page like Wikipedia. What should I do?--令和少年 (talk) 01:41, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Welcome to Miraheze! Unfortunately, I can't read the home page at worldtrainwiki nor locate the file link. Perhaps you can read my wiki; it has an example here. When I create a link to Filename.mp3, the reader can click on that link and hear the narration. When I create a picture whose link= was Media:Filename.mp3 clicking on it instead gets the File page describing the narration. This code is in Template:InlineMedia. I hope this helps! Spıke (talk) 21:08 5-Jun-2020
Oh, thanks a lot! immediately, I imported your template. Of course, I Complyed with license.--令和少年 (talk) 08:23, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Collaboration

Is it possible to link a wiki and a wiki like Wikipedia and Wikibooks?--令和少年 (talk) 10:59, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

@令和少年: This is possible by using InterWiki. Additions are done by interwiki admins (and stewards). Is it okay to add as follows? --そらたこ (talk) 12:06, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Prefix URL Forward Transclude
ja$1 yes no
b$1 yes no
@そらたこ:いつもお世話になっております。日本語で話していただいて大丈夫です。--令和少年 (talk) 12:26, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
これはインターウィキを使うことで可能です。インターウィキへの追加はスチュワードやインターウィキ管理者などが行います。上の表のように追加すれば大丈夫ですか?--そらたこ (talk) 12:35, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
WikidemocracyとExlinkwikiとWorldtrainwikiとWikilexiconを連携させる案がちょっと出てまして(といってもDiscordの中ですからまだ表面上にはなっていませんが)、、。転送とかトランスクルージョンとかはよくわかりません。すみません。--令和少年 (talk) 12:39, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
転送と読み込みは基本的にはこうなると思います。簡単に言うと、転送するときに確認画面を出すかどうかと他のウィキからコンテンツを読み込めるようにするかです。とりあえずローカルで決めましょう。--そらたこ (talk) 12:45, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
了解です。--令和少年 (talk) 12:51, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

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