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Can't logout or upload files

I tried to upload a file but got the error, "Invalid CSRF token." I tried to fix this by logging out and relogging back in. But I couldn't logout. I tried using the special user logout, deleting my cookies, and adding special permissions to allow cookies for the website. None of those worked. The top of the website says to report your issue here. Is there any solution for it? ThornsofLight (talk) 00:58, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi, have you tried going to Special:UserLogout? You could try and open up a private web browser and try and login and logout then try and log into your regular browser. Paladox (talk) 01:06, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
@ThornsofLight: Your security token(s) will probably need to be reset, so if you have a Discord account, can you join us Discord? Otherwise, feel free to use IRC at #miraheze connect and direct message paladox or any of the voiced or opped users to reset your security token. Dmehus (talk) 01:07, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
I was having comparable problems too at (couldn't post here either). I opened a private window and got taken to with a notice-of-the-day that Miraheze had changed the way it writes cookies. I had already deleted cookies for rfobasic but the trick was to delete all Miraheze cookies. Am back on now. Spıke (talk) 01:41 7-Dec-2020
@Spike: Thanks for checking in, and that's great to hear that the issue seems to be  resolved for you. Yes, the trick seems to be going to Special:UserLogout on any wiki(s) where signed in, deleting all Miraheze cookies, and then re-signing in. Thanks again. Dmehus (talk) 01:45, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
Just wanted to clarify you should only have to logout on loginwiki. Zppix (Meta | Sysadmin | talk to me) 02:12, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Interwiki admin

I saw interwiki admin but I don't know what does this group work? I think is group's can access Special:Interwiki but uncertain. Who tell me please. Gomdoli (talk) 06:06, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

@Gomdoli: Yes, interwiki administrators (the global group) can edit Special:Interwiki on any Miraheze wiki upon request. You can see them in Special:GlobalUsers on your wiki, as a quick reference. They only can't edit the global interwiki table, which remains restricted to Meta administrators and stewards. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 06:13, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I have a question about interwiki administrators not being able to edit the global interwiki table. Is there a reason why they are not able to, but local Meta administrators are able to edit the table that affects all wikis? I think that it would make more sense if the global group also had control of the interwiki table that affects all Miraheze wikis. DeeM28 (talk) 11:52, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
@DeeM28: Thank you for the question. While not completely certain, I suspect the reason the global interwiki table (on Meta) is restricted to Meta administrators is mainly a historical anecdote, formed from conventions that normalized over time and because the global interwiki table predates the formation of the global interwiki administrators global group. The most recent interwiki administration reform RfC, intentionally or unintentionally, actually codified into policy that it is Meta administrators' responsibility. As to interwiki administrators editing this instead, in fact actually, this is among the first RfCs I plan to propose in the next couple of weeks actually. If you're interested in reviewing my draft (mostly just a summary of the proposals so far), you can see User:Dmehus/Omnibus RfC on changes to interwiki administrators and administration, in which, among other things, one of the proposals will be to restrict administration to stewards and interwiki administrators, whilst another will be to allow non-interwiki administrator/steward Meta administrators to administer the global interwiki table. As well, I'd also like to have a requirement to have a global discussion on this noticeboard for all new global interwiki table additions. Finally, there is also a proposal to move the global interwiki table to Loginwiki, allowing Meta to have a local interwiki table, or keep it on Meta. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:00, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your very complete answer. I have read the proposed RfC, and I will be looking forward to participating in the discussion when you decide to submit it as an RfC. DeeM28 (talk) 20:31, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
A very detailed proposal. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 22:19, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Thumbnails failing to load in pages with many images

I've been seeing this issue on my wiki lately: if a page has a large number of images, the thumbnails for many will fail to load, until I load the page again a couple of times. Checked on multiple browsers, multiple devices, even asked friends to check and confirm it's not just me. Stormwatch (talk) 00:12, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

@Stormwatch: This seems like more of either a deployed extension bug, a configuration problem, or, perhaps most likely, a long-term technical infrastructure need that should be on system administrators' radar. So, can you please create a task on Phabricator, linking to the permalink of this discussion? You can add the "MediaWiki" and/or "Configuration" projects to your task and, optionally, move it to "Radar," most likely, on the applicable workboard. To create a Phabricator account, click the MediaWiki login button, and then authorize your Phabricator account with your MediaWiki account on Miraheze. When complete, reply to this thread, indenting one further level from this reply, and link to your Phabricator task number as [[phab:T1234|T1234]], where T1234 represents your task's trouble ticket number on Phabricator. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:41, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: It's rate limiting. Paladox (talk) 00:55, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@Paladox: Ah, okay. As in the Varnish rate limit? Dmehus (talk) 00:59, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes, varnish rate limit. Paladox (talk) 01:01, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@Paladox: Ah, thanks, that's what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure. Should we file a task on Phabricator, or just {{ping}} @Southparkfan: to this thread to investigate methods of correcting the issue? Dmehus (talk) 01:12, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

Add "Use shared files" request

Hi. - main wiki with media content - should show shared files from main wiki e.g. [[File:Image.png]]

Please, add shared files for my wikis.

Thanks. TeNoR (talk) 23:51, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

@TeNoR: This is an interesting idea. While we do have both Wikimedia Commons and Miraheze Commons enabled as shared image repositories, both of these have limitations on hosting fair use or copyrighted images. While we could propose to change the latter's policies locally to allow such things, and that's an idea worth considering, your idea is nonetheless interesting, particularly for the described use case (i.e., international language variation wikis of existing wikis). I've asked @John: on IRC for his opinion on the feasability of enabling this configuration. If it's potentially feasible, we can create a task on Phabricator. In the meantime, I suppose one possibility you could do is enable remote image hosting on your main wiki, or your English wiki, and then link to images remotely in that way (rather than with wikilinks). Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 00:36, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I hope it's possible. Thank you, I'll wait. TeNoR (talk) 00:41, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
We can do this via Phabricator. It's done on multiple wikis. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 08:01, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: Oh, great.  Thanks! @TeNoR:, please submit a Phabricator task described above. Dmehus (talk) 08:14, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus:, thank you for help! TeNoR (talk) 16:03, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
@TeNoR:,  No problem. When the Phabricator ticket is created, I'll add it to this noticeboard thread. Dmehus (talk) 16:09, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

How to get rid of local user javascript and css?

I have defined common.js, common.css, global.js and global.css. Obviously common overrules global. Now I want to get rid of common, I have inserted redirects which are working when clicking on the links. The drawback is that global still does not work here on meta, although it is working on all other wikis. Is this a bug or a feature? What can I do? I cannot delete common.js and common.css because I do not have the rights, thanks for support, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 18:15, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

@Lily: I see what you're wanting to do, so I have  deleted the requested pages for you. What you can do in the future is either (a) submit a request for deletion at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard (the proper venue), which is probably the preferred method for userspace CSS and JS deletion requests or (b) convert the content model to wikitext, then add {{delete}} to the pages in question. If you have any common.css or common.js files on other wikis that require deletion, you will need to alert local administrators. If not deleted after, say, a week, you can ask at stewards' noticeboard for a steward or Global Sysop to process the deletion(s) for you in absence of local administrators. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 19:04, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you again for helping me out. Obviously I have an incurable problem of distinguishing which request belongs to which board, I am really sorry for that. Until now I do not see any difference maybe this is a cache problem, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 19:15, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Problem was in front of the computer, I forgot that I had excluded metawiki. Maybe the redirects would have worked, deletion is better, sorry for the inconvenience Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 20:22, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily:  No problem at all in any case. Glad you got it  resolved. Dmehus (talk) 22:36, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
Just for your information. I have implemented a similar navigation bar on wikipedia, and redirection is working at least for user accounts. That means that you can use global.css and global.js from a different user, if anyone wants to use this add following code to your global.css and global.js on Meta Wikipedia
/* #REDIRECT */@import url(;
/* #REDIRECT */mw.loader.load("\u0026action=raw\u0026ctype=text/javascript");
or copy the content and modfiy it. I do really like that feature Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 09:38, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily: Thanks, Lily. I'm curious why you need to use JavaScript and CSS redirects, though? You can definitely load scripts cross-wiki, and across wiki farms, as I do in my global.js file (feel free to add any user scripts to yours if you feel they might be useful), but I just use mw.loader.load. Dmehus (talk) 14:21, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thanks for the links. I am just starting with Javascript, maybe my posting was premature. Honestly, I have no clue what the scripts you linked are good for, but I will learn from them, greetings, Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 16:29, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Just for your info: I have changed my global.js and inserted a single load instruction. Before that my global.js overruled local common/skin.js, now this seems to be not the case any more, you can check this on Snap! Wiki, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 09:38, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Desktop miraheze issue

Hello, I'm hkotaku2015, I can't log in, even edit any page on desktop miraheze, is there has an issue about desktop miraheze?

Note: I'm using desktop PC to edit pages, smartphone or tablet is hard to edit pages. Hkotaku2015 12:53, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Hkotaku2015 Hi, have you followed the instructions on the banner who is on the header ? HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 13:07, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Where is it? Hkotaku2015 13:20, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Hkotaku2015 I have take a look and I have see that the period for the banner was ended (oops), so there is a screenshot of the message on Discord: here HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 13:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
It works, thx! Hkotaku2015 (talk) 13:31, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
@Hkotaku2015: No problem, do you want that I ask to hide your IP ? HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 13:35, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
 PII redacted. Dmehus (talk) 14:06, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Error when creating blogs on various wikis

Whatever I create a new blog, a possible bug I assume may be an error where there is a mistake where it always say that there is another blogpost with the same title: " There is already a blog post with that title. Please choose a different title for your blog post." Thanks. --Hookuai (Talk to Nuclear Jaws|Wanna see me speedrun?) 06:05, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

@Hookuai: Thank you for your question on stewards' noticeboard, which I have procedurally moved to here, where it is now more in scope. Still, your question doesn't really suggest whether this is a technical configuration issue with Miraheze requiring a Phabricator task, or just a general technical support question which any community member or system administrator can answer here. Can you give us a few more details, please? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 06:22, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

I cannot upload files to my Kubu Wiki

Probably the problem is sitting in front of the computer. I have checked all my settings and could not figure out why all upload attempts end with an error message: Die Sperrdatei für „mwstore://local-backend/local-public/0/00/Yazz_logo.ico“ konnte nicht geöffnet werden. Stelle sicher, dass dein Hochladerepositorium korrekt konfiguriert ist und dein Webserver eine Berechtigung zum Beschreiben dieses Repositoriums hat. Siehe$wgUploadDirectory für weitere Informationen. Thanks for support, Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 09:28, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

@Lily: First, thank you for raising this issue and technical question. Second, I have procedurally moved it from stewards' noticeboard to community noticeboard where it is now in scope. Third, immediately I wondered if *.ico was a managewiki-restricted file type, requiring a Phabricator task to have enabled on your wiki. Looking at Special:ManageWiki/settings, that is not the case, as the file type is indeed enabled by default. So, I'm not sure the issue and will {{ping}} @Reception123, Universal Omega, and Paladox:, three system administrators and at least one of whom should be able to help you out. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:19, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you for your help. Once again I was not able to chose the right board, sorry. I uploaded the files to a different wiki what worked fine. It seems that favicon cannot be included from webspace of a different wiki, logo works that way. Uploading png to kubu did not work either, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 17:13, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Sorry to bother you again, the problem is still unsolved, greetings, Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 19:17, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily: I'm not quite sure what the issue is. I do know that the favicon and site logo are set in Special:ManageWiki/settings, so there could be a configuration issue related to calling images from another wiki. On the other hand, I thought some wikis have used Miraheze Commons to host their favicons and site logos? Perhaps that would be a good venue in which to test. Failing that, please do let me know, and I'll ping several system administrators to have a look at this thread. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:23, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you for your reply. It is not (only) the favicon (I guess I had a typo in the url, have changed the link now), I still cannot upload files at all, which reduces the usability of the wiki, greetings, Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 20:36, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily: Hrm, have you checked all of your ManageWiki configuration settings and also your permissions in Special:ManageWiki/permissions? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 21:27, 6 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Sorry to keep you busy that way. I checked all of this, was o.k. The error message in English is "Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/1/16/Mag.svg". Make sure your upload directory is configured correctly and your web server has permission to write to that directory. See$wgUploadDirectory for more information.". Thank you for your support Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 05:27, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily: Thanks, Lily. I just wanted to make sure that your wiki's ManageWiki upload and media settings were configured correctly. I'm at a loss, unfortunately, for what the issue is, but it may need a system administrator to look at it, which, if I remember correctly, is just your wiki of everything, correct? With that, I'm going to {{ping}} @Reception123, Paladox, and Universal Omega: to this thread, and hopefully one of them can help you out. Dmehus (talk) 14:17, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: It is correct, just one wiki is affected, I have no clue why. Thank you for your support, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 16:58, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
I have opened a task on Phabricator which I should have done in the first way. The problem has now been resolved thanks to @Reception123: greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 12:39, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily: Okay, thanks, though I would just note that as we didn't know whether it was a configuration bug or a technical support question, community noticeboard was actually the best venue for this question, until such time as we determined that a Phabricator task was necessary. Interestingly, I did {{ping}} @Reception123: (and others) to this thread a couple times, but I guess they never got a chance to look at it. At any rate, I'm glad it is  resolved, but would you mind linking to the Phabricator ticket in a further reply to this thread, to assist users who have the same problem and also because we like to link to requests handled in other venues? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:06, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
T6581 no problem, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 14:31, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
@Lily:  Thanks for that. I've amended it to an interwiki wikilink instead of an external link. Part of the confusion was the fact that the error message you posted was in German. If you have similar issues in the future, can you switch your language to English, reproduce the error, and post the English version of the error message, to streamline handling of this request? Nevertheless, I do apologize on behalf of @Reception123, John, Universal Omega, and Paladox: that they missed seeing your message. Glad we got it  resolved nonetheless. Dmehus (talk) 15:44, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: My bad that I have posted the error message in German at first. Later I posted the English version but I guess it was hard to find in all the postings of this thread. Next time I will post only in English, thanks for your support, greetings Lily (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 07:33, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Lily: Oh, that's  no problem at all. You actually identified an issue which prompted some discussion on whether to adapt the instructions on the community noticeboard's header to report all MediaWiki interface error messages in the English form for more efficient and correct handling of issues. Dmehus (talk) 17:56, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

Unable to log into my own inactive wiki - "502 bad gateway"

I tried to log into but when I do, I get a 502 bad gateway. When I try to go back to the homepage, nothing loads at all. Clearing my cookies/cache solves this, but I still cannot log in. I tried the suggestions in this Discord comment but no dice. NotoriousRBG (talk) 23:18, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

@NotoriousRBG: Thank you for reporting this issue. While I can access your wiki logged out in private incognito mode, when I access your wiki logged in, CentralAuth does auto log me in to the wiki; however, when I navigate to another page on your wiki, I'm hit with persistent 502 Bad Gateway issues. This appears to be either (a) an nginx web server configuration issue, (b) a Varnish issue, or (c) some caching issue. Nevertheless, since this will need to be resolved by system administrators, I've created Phabricator task #T6598 for you to follow, and contribute as required. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:44, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm going with option B. Having major issues updating CSS. It's just stuck. Hb1290 (talk) 07:08, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
@Hb1290: It seems it was neither. See Phabricator ticket for problem and provided resolution. If you are having issues with CSS, can you perhaps join us on Discord or connect to us on IRC #miraheze connect (recommend you use IRCCloud to mask your IP though)? Otherwise, failing that, ask a clear and specific question in a new thread on this board. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 07:19, 15 December 2020 (UTC)


How do I create a sandbox for each user of my Wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by You33 (talkcontribs) 18:49, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

@You33: Thank you for your question, but please do take care to sign all posts with four tildes (~~~~) and to placing new threads at the bottom of the page. As to your question, this is really unnecessary. Users should be creating their own sandboxes as needed. You really should just make an informational page and link to Special:MyTalk/sandbox, allowing users to click that link and create their own sandbox. You could even place that advisory / notice in an interface message or page notice for a given namespace. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 18:56, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Should we should use a wiki forum extension instead of noticeboards?

It would be a lot easier to use and browse and read then trying to navigate a lot noticeboard. It would also be a lot more friendly to new users who aren't familiar with wiki conventions for editing a discussion page. Тишина (talk) 15:31, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

@Тишина: Yes, this is definitely something on my near- to medium-term radar for Meta Wiki, at least for community support- and wiki technical support-type discussions as the noticeboard format is sub-optimal from many perspectives. WikiForum would be the leading contender for that, but I'd prefer to have a few key bugs and glitches with it fixed before implementing. DPLForum to me is non-viable as it's configuration and setup is more complex than I would like, and it really just integrates with existing noticeboard pages. CommentStreams is a little better than DPLForum, but again, it's still similar to the existing wikitext noticeboard pages. If there's some other solution you'd recommend, I'm open to suggestions. Dmehus (talk) 15:44, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
It may be good but has some major bugs related to administrative features. R4356th (talk) 17:08, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
R4356th Yes, that's why I'd like to see at least two or three bugs with regard to WikiForum fixed before implementing. Dmehus (talk) 17:41, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I hope this is opened up to community discussion and not simply enabled on a whim, as I personally would oppose the addition of a forum here (and worse, deprecating the noticeboards in favor of it). Naleksuh (talk) 19:14, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Naleksuh: We can consider a discussion, though I think there'd be strong consensus for it nonetheless, though I should clarify something in your reply as the noticeboards would not be deprecated at all. Rather, we would just use a forum-style extension for wiki technical support-type questions, with the noticeboards focusing more on community proposals, general questions about Miraheze, permissions requests, interwiki table link requests, user reports, adoption requests, certain other requests and reports, and the like. Dmehus (talk) 20:22, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Set up a timer?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to be asking something like this, but I'm sorta new to creating wikis and I need to add a timer/countdown onto my wiki and I'm unsure of how to go about doing it, I assume it would be with a template? I'm not sure. Kermitted (talk) 03:48, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

You can do so likely by importing w:Template:Countdown, however it will only update when the cache is purged and when the page is refreshed. If you are looking for a second-by-second countdown, you could create something like that via the site's common.js. Naleksuh (talk) 05:12, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
How would I make a second-by-second countdown in the common.js? Kermitted (talk) 05:36, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
@Kermitted: There are a number of different approaches to this. Really any JavaScript countdown will work. Naleksuh (talk) 18:13, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Transclude flag for Interwiki links request.

Hi. Please, add transclude flag to my wikis for change language with custom domains.

Custom domains: and

I want use [[ru:Page name]] and [[en:Page name]] on each page for language selector menu and save custom domain name after redirect.

For example:

(Info from prev task: (talk) 00:34, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

@TeNoR: While I don't have very much experience with the language selector menu in MediaWiki, I have used interlanguage prefixes in wikilinks, as in the example of this page on Simple English Wikipedia. It normally requires you, I think, to use both the interwiki and interlanguage prefix. Now, this may be different with the language selector menu, and it's possible an additional interwiki configuration change may be needed in LocalSettings.php. Anyway, I'd forgotten I'd already added these prefixes for you, with the forward flag enabled, which I left as enabled as there's no harm in doing so. So, I've added the transclude flag to both the interwiki and interlanguage prefix on both wikis. I also updated the Miraheze subdomain addresses with your requested custom domains. For example, to link to a page on your Russian language wiki from your English language wiki, you would use [[wildterra:ru:Page name|optional displayed text]]. Conversely, linking to a page on your English language wiki from your Russian language wiki, you would use [[wildterra:en:Page name|optional displayed text]]. Note that I've not added an interwiki prefix for your English language wiki on your English language wiki or your Russian language wiki on your Russian language wiki, as there didn't seem much point in this as standard [[Page name]] wikilinks can be used. Anyway, play around with the language selection, and {{ping}} me if you need either (a) additional interwiki prefixes added or (b) any additional configuration changes on your wiki. Dmehus (talk) 05:21, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus thank you so much for help and for explanations. TeNoR (talk) 09:00, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
@TeNoR:  No problem. Dmehus (talk) 17:00, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Edits by Dmehus

Dear Community, I would like to know what do you think about IMHO nonsensical edits what are made by @Dmehus:

  1. Deletions of user pages as "unneeded redirect" > then replacing onld username with new like here - especially if its on archived pages
  2. Unnecessary edits where is added only line like this - line breaks have zero visible effect on the page (copied from @Naleksuh:), his reasoning is not enough for me -"...But it makes for messy wikitext code, hard to determine where new section header is. Line break makes it easier to see where the sections are..." - who opening source code of archives?
In both cases, RC flood occurs.

So what are the thoughts of the community? And please @Dmehus: - Do not reply with some info/rule page on Wikipedia as WP:GNOME (here is not WP) or some argumentary delusion, as you are used to. Just give the community time to respond.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 12:40, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

If the problem is a technical issue due to Miraheze's server currently facing a rapid increase in server traffic, it seems more useful to ping @Reception123: than I would say. It seemed like. If we do, it seems like what the bot should do. I can't comment accurately because I don't know the resources of Miraheze's server. thanks! 松•Matsu (talk) 12:56, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
These edits do not bother me at all since I always go through bot edits anyway. But if the community has any issues with these then I would suggest Dmehus to add him to the Flooder user group to avoid flooding the RC when making such edits. @: This is unrelated to increase in server traffic. R4356th (talk) 13:56, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
R4356th I support with the idea of ​​adding the Flooder tag proposed by R4356th. Dmehus seems to do this her/himself .In Wkipedia.en, it seemed like the editing that the bot was doing without problems, but it was said that giving an example of wikipedia was not the answer to this question, so the difference in server capacity I thought it was a problem caused by. 松•Matsu (talk) 14:47, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Addendum:In summary, it's not a problem with editing, but if this is a problem, I think we need a bot that can upgrade your server or edit the problem automatically. However, if we can't increase the number of servers, it seems that everyone in the community needs to think of ways to reduce the burden on the servers.--松•Matsu (talk) 15:05, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
A new bot won't create more strain on the servers. What @Revi: could do, if we decided that the edits are necessary is update his bot to insert line-breaks while archiving threads. R4356th (talk) 15:28, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
No. [1]. — revi 15:31, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
I do not see any issues with the edits you mention that Doug does. Zppix (Meta | Sysadmin | talk to me) 14:40, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
I do not see any issue with these edits, all of which are marked, or should be marked, as minor. If I could add the flood flag to my account to prevent RC flooding, I would, provided it actually made a difference; however, based on recent additions of the flood flag to active translators' user accounts, it did not have any effect. The flag seems only to suppress from RC mass log actions. In any case, I don't see minor WikiGnoming and non-controversial editing as problematic. One can simply set their Special:RecentChanges to filter out the "automatically patrolled" or "manually patrolled" revisions. Alternatively, while I don't think this would work as I believe it requires editing via an API, we could explore adding the markbotedits user right to the flood user group on Meta. Finally, one other potential option could be the creation of a user script, or even a gadget, that filters out edits in RC from specific users. Dmehus (talk) 17:25, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

I want to delete my wiki but I cannot see how to via the GUI IanManning (talk) 20:58, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

@IanManning: Hello, you should go here and check "Closed". It will be automatically deleted by the Dormancy Policy in due time after that. R4356th (talk) 21:05, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
R4356th thanks - I read that but it also says that someone else can take the wiki on - is there any way to prevent that from happening? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IanManning (talkcontribs) 21:11, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Stewards do not reopen wikis that have been closed by local bureaucrats. You can also check "Private" on the same page to make the wiki Private and the notice to be changed. R4356th (talk) 21:18, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Also, please note that you edited while logged out. As such, your IP address is visible. Please login before editing from the next time. Thank you. R4356th (talk) 21:21, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
The revisions in question have now  suppressed to safeguard @IanManning:'s privacy. Please remember to login as R4356th said. In addition, as R4356th mentioned, if you just make your closed wiki "private," and sysop protect your wiki's Main Page, no one will be able to either (a) edit any page on your wiki and your wiki will be (b) ineligible for adoption, though, steward convention is that manually closed public wikis are also ineligible for adoption, but that is an extra step you can take. Only those holding local member or sysop rights on a closed, private wiki would thus be eligible to adopt a wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 21:29, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Many thanks for the advice all! :) IanManning (talk) 02:59, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
 No problem. Dmehus (talk) 03:03, 21 December 2020 (UTC)


Hi everyone,

Most likely you've already seen the sitenotice, but if not please have a look at our GoFundMe or our other donation methods and consider donating. Any amount you can give is very appreciated! Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:20, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

^ Dmehus (talk) 07:22, 21 December 2020 (UTC)


Hello? I have a question. I have a domain. I would like to use the domain for the wiki. How can I get a security certificate? I don't have it. I also don't know how to request it.

Help please.

Thank you. Toyrit (talk) 06:31, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

@Toyrit: Hi, did you read this page? There contains all the information for request a custom domain for your wiki! :) HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 06:58, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
I didn't read certificate part. Thanks! =) -- Toyrit (talk) 07:01, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
@Toyrit: No problem, and for request your custom domain, you should make a task on Phabricator on this form HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 07:13, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

how to put links in the (I think they call them) sidebars

Check out the main page of RationalWiki.

They have a Saloon bar and a sidebar link to it. I want one to my mh:FAFSW:Meeting Place, a helpful links page, and maybe a few MH interwiki links. How do I do it?

MTIA. DMBFFF (talk) 06:24, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

@DMBFFF Edit MediaWiki:Sidebar on your wiki. K599 (talk) 16:49, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
So that's how it's done! Thanks.    :)   DMBFFF (talk) 02:03, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Removing the foes relationships

I think that we should remove the foes from the relationships, as it doesn’t seem to serve any purpose, and most wikis don’t allow users to send foe requests. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:56, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

 Support As proposer Blubabluba9990 (talk) 15:58, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
@Blubabluba9990: Due to the fact that Miraheze does not develop the SocialProfile extension and that the extension does not currently offer the possibility of disabling the feature, there is nothing that can be done at the moment. I have already created a task for this last year on upstream, so it depends on whenever that will be done. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:04, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Ok. We shouldn’t remove friend requests though, just foe requests. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:05, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Well yes, the idea would be that both options could be available and then each wiki could choose if they wanted to disable either both friend or foe requests, or just foe requests. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:07, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Oh ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:10, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Comments should count as contributions

I think that comments should count as contributions so that users could see if they have activity on that wiki, as some wikis say 0 contributions even if they leave comments. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:13, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi, commenting is not a MediaWiki core feature. As such, there is not much Miraheze can do about this except for requesting the extension authors. R4356th (talk) 16:16, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Ok. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:24, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Comments essentially count only as log actions, since the only entry created by a comment or reply to a comment is via the "Comments log." Thus, as said above, this would require a major change by the Comments extension's authors. Perhaps you could discuss with the wiki communities to instead consider dropping the comments extension, and instead use Structured Discussions, which would count as contributions? Dmehus (talk) 16:55, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
I mean I wasn’t talking about any specific wiki. Blubabluba9990 (talk) 22:44, 24 December 2020 (UTC)


So I intend to have polls be added to wikis such as Crappy/Awesome Games Wiki, Rotten/Fresh Websites Wiki, Awful/Greatest Movies Wiki, and more. Polls do exist on wikis such as the Marvelous Vyonders Wiki, but I'm not sure how to add the poll feature to those specific wikis. Can you help me out?

FreezingTNT (talk) 07:45, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

@FreezingTNT: Hi. I'm not sure which poll extensions those wikis use, but you can enable several of them via Special:ManageWiki/extensions, such as PollNY, AJAX Poll, etc. You can click on the links there which will redirect you to the documentation on how to use them. Reception123 (talk) (C) 07:49, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

I know it is not Christmas yet, I will not be active during the holiday period so I wanted to wish everyone here a Merry Christmas! DeeM28 (talk) 09:13, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you as well, @DeeM28:, and all the best to you in the New Year! Thank you for your participations in Requests for Comment and community discussions, and also for your answering fellow community members' questions on this and other noticeboards as your time permits. Dmehus (talk) 17:30, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Multimedia not working on Synth DIY Wiki

On a test page at Synth DIY wiki (section Multimedia), the video and audio files seems to have stopped displaying, no matter which browser I use. How to fix this please? Rob Kam (talk) 16:25, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

See T6636 --Rob Kam (talk) 16:46, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Fixed now. --Rob Kam (talk) 22:14, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

Our NMFWiki was closed suddenly

When I edited NMFWiki just now, I found it could not edit suddenly. And there was a window for notice. It told me that this wiki had not been edited for more than 60 days!

But our editors and I have edited on today. Please see here.

Please tell me why it happened and if it about the recent issues (Widgets).


--开炸弹车 (talk) 12:35, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello, the wiki was closed in error and will be reopened soon. R4356th (talk) 13:03, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
I'd like to add this is not an isolated incident. Every single wiki has been affected. I'm not sure if this was an error or a genuine security breach caused by the widget vulnerabilities. BNSF1995 (talk) 13:09, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Hi, this has nothing to do with Widgets. Also, every wiki was not closed. R4356th (talk) 13:11, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
This has absolutely nothing to do with the widgets incident. It would have been possible while it was exploitable to close a wiki using widgets but this is no longer possible due to our own mitigations. If passwords were compromised, which we have no evidence of but we can't rule out, then it would show on Special:Log/managewiki. This is why we are asking people to reset passwords and 2FA. Wikis are closed by an automated script that runs regularly and has seemed recently to be prone to mistakes. We fixed this once before but it looks like it may need another look. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 13:51, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

How to fix broken file links

Tell me how please. See page and file

--— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ice cake 2543 (talkcontribs) 21:54, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

@Ice cake 2543: Please be advised I have procedurally moved this question from Talk:Miraheze to community noticeboard, where it now is (a) more in scope and has (b) greater visibility. I'll try and respond to your question soon, but if not, someone else should soon, too. In future, please ask these questions at community noticeboard as talk pages aren't well monitored. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:37, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

제가 비번잊어버렸는데...

원래 진정한최강전설적존재 계정으로 하는데 비번이 너무 쉬운 관계로 바꿨더니 막상 까먹어서 온니원강자 계정으로 합니다.

혹시 진정한최강전설적존재 계정비번 찾을방법은 없어요? Dr. 사용자:온니원강자 영어몰라서 한국어로 함. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 온니원강자 (talkcontribs) 15:40, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Google Translate is translating your message from Korean as "Originally, it was a true strongest legendary existence account, but when I changed it to a relationship that was too easy to take off-time, I forgot it, so I made it the OnniOne strongest account. Is there any way to find the true strongest legend account password? Dr. [[User:Onniwon Power|User:Onniwon Power]] I do not know English, so I speak Korean." Based on that, I feel like you are asking how to make a strong password. Am I correct? Thank you. R4356th (talk) 16:42, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
@온니원강자: please note that I have procedurally moved your thread here from Requests for adoption. R4356th (talk) 16:49, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Reset lost credentials 번역해 드렸습니다. — revi 21:10, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

How do I reset my password?

I'm trying to figure out how to reset my password to follow the recent Security Disclosure, but I can't find anything that is able to help me. Can someone give me basic instructions please? CriticalMaster95 (talk) 16:39, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

@CriticalMaster95: You can reset your password by going to Special:PasswordReset. I hope this helps. R4356th (talk) 16:46, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Multilingual wiki

I need some help. I would like to make PetraWiki multilingual. I would like it to be set up similar to Wikipedia, with URL of each wiki being subdomain of ( for English PetraWiki, for Croatian, etc). Is that possible to achieve on Miraheze and how? Luka Ibrišimović (talk) 19:14, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Formatting help with navbar/navbox

Hi there. We're trying to set up navboxes on the Hanipre Wiki, but the VTE symbols in the title bars are shifted out of the proper alignment like in [2]. Not sure if we're missing another template or something, but could someone help us? Thanks! Kirankon (talk) 03:31, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

@Kirankon You're missing the CSS for navbar. Putting that in your MediaWiki:Common.css should probably work. K599 (talk) 18:08, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Problems with Template


I've literally spent 4 hours trying to fix this messed up template. However, despite trying everything, I can't seem to get it to have the dot instead of <dot-separator>. It'd be a great help if someone could help me.

Respectfully, KarmakaPhal (talk) 00:42, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

@KarmakaPhal: I did some digging, and this appears to be an interface message, as a I recognized the {Dot-separator} indicated on the given local template. Looking at MediaWiki:Dot-separator, it's clear that it is. So, mainly for testing purposes and because this was a request from the local wiki, I have created that message for you, copying the example from MediaWiki:Dot-separator. I will look at creating this as a global interface message with a pull request to our repository. Accordingly, this now seems to be  resolved. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:08, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks big-time for your help! You saved me a lot of time! KarmakaPhal (talk) 01:10, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
@KarmakaPhal:  No problem. Dmehus (talk) 01:15, 1 January 2021 (UTC)


Sorry for making this so not-on-topic, but why do people vandalize so much? I was honestly shocked to see how many spam and abuse-only accounts there were on Miraheze alone. Why do this, honestly? What benefit do vandalizers and spammers feel they get?

Confused, PortugeseManO'War (talk) 04:54, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

PortugeseManO'War At first I thought you were reporting cross-wiki vandalism, in which case, I'd refer you to stewards' noticeboard. However, this is a fair discussion for community noticeboard as it is general in nature. In terms of vandalism only accounts, I suspect users may be seeking attention, some of whom may have social anxiety and personality disorders. In terms of the latter, the objective is purely search engine optimization—that is to say, to proliferate links to their spam websites on as many legitimate websites as they can get in an effort to effect (more positive) placement in web search engine results. Interesting philosophical question, though. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 05:09, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I see. So sometimes it is purely because they can't control it, and sometimes intentionally. Well, I guess they always were, and always will be. Thanks for answering though! PortugeseManO'War (talk) 05:13, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Miraheze-wiki to own domain

Hey everybody! I would like a Miraheze wiki for my own domain ( That domain already has MediaWiki installed, but I didn't get some of the extensions that are in Miraheze. Is it possible for someone to install a wiki hosted by Miraheze on my domain? My domain is hosted with TMDHosting. --Anton (talk) 12:59, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

@Anton: Hi, you can read Custom domains for how to add a custom domain for your wiki on Miraheze. HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 13:24, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

How to update user page to use

How do I blank my user page on meta so that it uses my user page from login instead? Rob Kam (talk) 16:11, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

@Rob Kam: I have now  deleted your Meta user page in favour of your global user page on Loginwiki. For future reference, you can either blank your user page, as you did, add {{delete}} with a deletion reason, or post your request for local deletion at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard or on the user talk page of any administrator. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:17, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Rob Kam (talk) 16:20, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
 No problem. Dmehus (talk) 16:21, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Collapsible elements no longer appear/function

(This is a repost from the original task posted on Phabricator)

On the Constructed Worlds Wiki for over a month now, the wiki's collapsible elements (show/hide function) has stopped working and no longer appear. The wiki utilizes several templates which rely on this function (namely navboxes) and has forced us to manually expand each template in order to show their contents. We have asked for assistance on this issue before to be told that it can be resolved by fixing our common.css page's code. However, we have already tried multiple iterations from other wikis, including other Miraheze wikis, to test and see if the collapsible elements would re-appear to no success at all. Prior to the disappearance of the collapsible elements (which happened around November 8), we did not do any changes to the .css at all (it was last edited in 2018), the .js, or implement any wiki extensions which could have possibly caused this. We would like to resolve this issue because it has been a major quality of life problem.

Example of broken templates:

  • Template:Sierra (standard navbox with non-functioning collapsible option, forced to expand in code)
  • Template:Derzhavism sidebar (standard collapsible sidebar with non-functioning collapsible option, expanded automatically)

centrist16 | | 14:57, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

@Centrist16 Try replacing any uses of the collapsible class with mw-collapsible. I see that Module:Navbox has a line with :addClass('collapsible'), so changing that to mw-collapsible should work. K599 (talk) 16:39, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, your suggested edit worked! The only issue which remains is that the collapsible sidebars still do not work (perhaps there is something in the sidebar module with a similar problem?). centrist16 | | 20:27, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
@Centrist16 Try replacing the code for NavFrame in your MediaWiki:Common.js with the NavFrame code in w:MediaWiki:Common.js, since the collapsible sidebars appear to use NavFrame. K599 (talk) 21:51, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
No luck unfortunately. centrist16 | | 04:03, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
Do you have any other suggestions possibly? centrist16 | | 09:14, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
I apologize, please disregard my ping. It appears to have finally worked! Thank you! :) centrist16 | | 09:16, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

How to change the site name in template stub?

I've exported Template:Stub from and imported it into However the stub message on retains "Synth DIY Wiki", (e.g. Resistors). How to change it to "Simple Electronics Wiki"? Rob Kam (talk) 21:19, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

@Rob Kam: Does {{SITENAME}} from this help page not work? Dmehus (talk) 21:25, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
No, that's already set to "Simple Electronics Wiki". Rob Kam (talk) 21:33, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
@Rob Kam: The sitename correctly appears for me. Please consider clearing your browser cache and trying again. R4356th (talk) 21:57, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Dmehus has fixed it by editing Module:Asbox, (thanks). Rob Kam (talk) 22:02, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah, great. :) R4356th (talk) 22:12, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikibase extension issue.

Hello. I have the WikibaseClient and WikibaseRepository extensions on my wiki. Now the problem is that I can't create new properties. Why? Yes I can create new items, but I don't use them in properties. Yes. --Anton (talk) 00:01, 4 January 2021 (UTC)


Tell me: Why doesn't the MediaWiki page MediaWiki:Edittools work correctly? I insert the code as here: Usik64обговорення 12:01, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

@Usik64: First, thank you for posting question for the wider community to examine on community noticeboard. Second, please only post screenshots where they are helpful and relevant at explaining your question. A screenshot with no specific, articulated question is just a screenshot. In this case, you've noted your ShoutWiki (where MediaWiki:Edittools works), but you haven't noted your Miraheze wiki(s) (where it doesn't work). So, if you could please note that, it would be helpful. Additionally, it would also be helpful if you could note any possible problems you think it may be (i.e., with the code), or solutions you've tried. Finally, you still haven't replied to my answer here and here, so can you please advise if you have read and understood the recommendations of those replies? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:50, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
MediaWiki has an extension panel that works with the CharInsert tag. This allows you to insert sections of code (individual tags, section headings, templates, symbols) by simply left-clicking on the active blue icon. It seems that on Mirahez this extension (CharInsert) does not work, so in MediaWiki: Edittools when switching to edit mode, all these elements are inactive (displayed in black). Usik64обговорення 16:01, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
@Usik64: Thank you—this is exactly the kind of more helpful information and context you can prove. I'm certain we do have the CharInsert extension, but I know for a fact that MediaWiki:Edittools does work, as, in fact, @Lily: had me do this very thing on TestWiki at mh:test:MediaWiki:Edittools. Likely if you're using VisualEditor, it may not work, so you may need to switch your personal preferences (on your wiki) to use the standard WikiEditor. I've pinged her on this thread, so there's no need to message her at her user talk page. She or someone else should reply to this thread within a day or two, typically. Please remember we're all volunteers here and patience is a virtue. Dmehus (talk) 16:08, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, let it be. So far, thank you Usik64обговорення 16:10, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
@Usik64: Hrm, so is your question resolved? Or, would you like continued replies and assistance? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:13, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Everything works properly on the test wiki Usik64обговорення 16:18, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Patience in anticipation is a virtue. Your words? Usik64обговорення 16:20, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
@Usik64: Hi. Just a reminder because I found your response above a little rude, we are all volunteer here and we can only responds when we have time so be patient and if you have a other question, you can always ask it here on Community noticeboard as you will have other people that can respond to your question than asking directly on other users talk pages. :)
And for respond to your question, you should enable CharInsert on Special:ManageWiki/extensions on your wiki and copy/paste the fix for your "Edittools" based on the current revision that should work on your wiki here after enabling extension (removing <nowiki> tag as that will invalidate your <charinsert> tag). Hope that's helpful! :) HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 19:06, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Sorry. I can't give rude or gentle answers. Because I use the technical translator Google. From Ukrainian to English. Google translates without emotion.
On the topic. I changed the edit panel. He described the order of change in the article quite extensively .Довідка/Розширення_панелі_редагування . However, in Ukrainian. Usik64обговорення 17:46, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Russian-speaking or Ukrainian-speaking helpers

Please: help find in Mirageze active Russian-speaking or Ukrainian-speaking helpers Usik64обговорення 16:04, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, maybe you can find someone you need at Category:User by language of Babel Extension. --开炸弹车 (talk) 03:09, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

A proposal regarding the now abandoned Miraheze Community Wiki

I'd like to propose we turn the now defunct Miraheze Community Wiki into a general community hangout, in addition to, but not replacing, Meta Wiki (this one). Miraheze has gotten bigger since the last proposal, and it's about time we have a general hangout. Filing a request for adoption to go with this proposal... Justarandomliberal (talk) 15:04, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

I think all discussion should be in one place. Meta does not need a companion for its community. Instead all community discussion should be here, in Meta's Community Noticeboard; as for non-Miraheze discussion, I believe they are just fine on user talk pages. R4356th (talk) 15:38, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
From my understanding, user talk pages on meta are used for Mirahezians to collaborate on Miraheze, not to hangout. Justarandomliberal (talk) 15:42, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
This appears to be a duplicate of a discussion above related to the same wiki. R4356th (talk) 15:48, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Steward attention requested: The so called discussion that this is duplicating had it's last reply on November 1st, and is therefore inactive, and should probably be closed as such. Justarandomliberal (talk) 15:51, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Justarandomliberal We could close it, yes; however, it ended up being outstanding so long that it's now only about a month away from deletion per Dormancy Policy, so there's not really the urgency. Dmehus (talk) 16:09, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Okay. Justarandomliberal (talk) 16:10, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Justarandomliberal Looks like you did that, so that's great. This seems to be more or less  resolved then. Dmehus (talk) 16:13, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Yep, resolved. I made an adoption request for this proposal, so I  withdrew that request. Justarandomliberal (talk) 16:18, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Is there any way to get users' edit counts into Module?

Hello, we have ever used a Widget called UserScoreLevel in NMFWiki. It can be gotten one's edit count by extension Editcount, and show the level of one from Level One to Level One Hundred. But with the issue of Widgets, it could not work at all because of the disabling of the Widget extension.

Then we try using other extensions to realize the same effect. But all the attempts failed. I would like to use Module, but the most main problem is that I cannot get the counts into it as the extension Editcount's outputs can not be parameter for input.

So, is there any way to get users' edit counts into Module?

Excuse my terrible English.

--开炸弹车 (talk) 04:09, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

SEO Issues

A problem

For some reason, the descriptions of articles are not appearing properly in search engines, for example this article in Google. Rather than the description of the article, it shows the description of Miraheze. This could create SEO problems. Please let me know if you can help, and if you feel it is easier to do it yourself, feel free to do so. By the way, the wiki in question is Ingenpedia. You can see more details at this diff. Thanks in advance, Integer (talk) 19:48, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

@Integer: I have noticed that you have enabled the Add HTML Meta and Title and WikiSEO extensions. However, you are not utilising them on that page. You should add parser tags for them following the documentation on I hope this helps. R4356th (talk) 20:00, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah, good point. Yeah, I suggested using one of those extensions, but didn't look into whether the tags were used on a specific page(s) or not. Can the tags be added to MediaWiki:Common.css, perhaps, so they don't need to be added to every page? I'm not quite sure how either extension works. Dmehus (talk) 20:02, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the proper tag for either extension here: Integer (talk) 20:34, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: You are looking at the wrong page, Click both of the links I gave in my reply above. @Dmehus: You can create templates for this if you do not want the description and other SEO-related stuff to be different on every single page. It is safe to do it for keywords, I believe. R4356th (talk) 20:53, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
R4356th So I can use a tag from either one of those extensions? Either way, if it would be possible, it would be great to not have to put the tags on each page. Is there a way to set a default amount of words, and some type of title to automatically get set? Integer (talk) 20:57, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: Yes, it really depends on you. Do you have a basic understanding of SEO? If not then I recommend doing a little bit of research regarding this to understand what suits your need. R4356th (talk) 21:00, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Ok, I can try. Hopefully I will find something. Integer (talk) 21:02, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Honestly, if I could get it to just be like Wikipedia's SEO, it'd be great. Integer (talk) 21:06, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: I do not know how Wikipedia does that. But as I mentioned earlier, you could make templates. R4356th (talk) 21:11, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Sorry for so many questions, but do you have some examples or some sort of idea on how I could start making these templates? It would make the job much easier. Integer (talk) 21:15, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: I believe that R4356th meant by creating templates is to create like a basic template that you would, presumably, insert at the top of every article page, or any page where you want to optimize search engine search results. It would just be a matter of creating template parameters for, say, title, keywords, etc., that would be inserted into the relevant meta tags. Hope that helps. It's too bad, though, that this has to be done on every page, and couldn't be set globally. Dmehus (talk) 21:40, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Thanks anyway. Integer (talk) 21:47, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: Yes, please follow Dmehus's suggestion. R4356th (talk) 22:16, 10 January 2021 (UTC)


Can any admin please tell me that how I can add subtitle to the articles and pages in my wiki Gyaanipedia?

--Shaunak Chakraborty (talk) 05:32, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Shaunak Chakraborty Please note I have procedurally moved this request from Meta:Administrators' noticeboard to community noticeboard, where it is now in scope, as this can be answered by anyone, not just a Meta administrator. A Miraheze community member should respond shortly, I suspect. Dmehus (talk) 06:26, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Shaunak Chakraborty: That on Wikipedia has to do with the local extension Wikibase, if you don't have that on your wiki then you either can't do it or have to some other way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sabelöga (talkcontribs) 21:55, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Shaunak Chakraborty: To add to what Sabelöga said, you can enable the Wikibase extension in Special:ManageWiki/settings (on your wiki, of course). Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 23:52, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Login problem

Is there a page on common login problems/solutions? I looked in Help and FAQ, didn't see one.

I find that our users' most persistent problems are usually just getting past the first successful login. Also since our Wiki is a reference resource, people access it sporadically and they often forget/misplace credentials.

I know that there have been some changes awhile back that required some folks to dump their browser's cache; I tried that with a user this morning but without success.

As always, much thanks for the awesome service the folks at Miraheze provide. Chuck.Beckett (talk) 19:26, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

@Chuck.Beckett: Thanks for the question, and for your suggestion(s). Do you mean that it would be useful for us to have a general help page on Meta Wiki related to common login problems not addressed in FAQ, or do you mean that a specific user is having problems logging in? If the former, certainly, we could create such a page, though there is also Help:Logging in on, which contains an array of freely licensed, public domain MediaWiki help pages. We're also planning on splitting FAQ into separate frequently asked question pages, sub-arranged by topical focus / area. In the interim, though, are there any common questions and proposed solutions you recommend adding to FAQ? If the latter, can you provide a few more details on the exact error the user is receiving? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 00:16, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply Dmehus. I was suggesting a Meta Wiki help page, particularly for any issues specific to miraheze, but I may have not adequately searched the existing help. Thanks for the links. I'll go thru the MediaWiki help pages. What I'm seeing is users who can't log in with the temporary password the Wiki sends them when I create their account. I think it would be more helpful all around if I were to provide more specific observations to diagnose my problems so I'll start taking notes as we onboard more users. Perhaps it's just user error and/or new bureaucrat error :-) Chuck.Beckett (talk) 01:20, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Template:Graph:Street map with marks

Something happened to this template which is making it not work. That is affecting several pages throughout the wiki. Any help would be much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KheeraAnda (talkcontribs) 14:23, 13 January 2021‎ (UTC)

Twitter widget not working?

I have the widgets extension enabled on my wiki and I've been using the Twitter extension for a couple years now without issue, but today I noticed it was broken, it only showed the text/code for it. I haven't changed anything else that would've broken it and recopied the twitter widget code just to be safe. Did Miraheze disable it? Polyrhythm (talk) 04:34, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Yup, see 2020-12-23 Security Disclosure. I'll be around tomorrow to see if I can help you find an alternative. -- Void Whispers 04:46, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah I figured it was something like that. I'd definitely love an alternative so thanks in advance! Polyrhythm (talk) 12:11, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
@Polyrhythm You can enable the TwitterTag extension to embed Twitter timelines. Instructions are on this page. K599 (talk) 20:26, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
That worked, thank you! Polyrhythm (talk) 02:21, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Add the Visual Editor!

Add the Visual Editor. It is needed for beginner editors. And it's more simple. This means adding it to User Pages. I already know it's technically added. SoyokoAnis (talk) 16:50, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

@SoyokoAnis: Do you mean adding VisualEditor on your wiki, or on Meta? If the former, this can be added and configured in ManageWiki on your wiki. If the latter, I would have no problem extending visual editing mode to User namespace as there's a clear use case, so I will {{ping}} @Reception123: to see if he concurs. Dmehus (talk) 16:58, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Yeah! Great idea because it could be applied to all pages. SoyokoAnis 14:50, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
And I meant on Meta. SoyokoAnis 14:51, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Problem with ArticleRatings extension

Hello. On my wiki Queenpedie I've turned on ArticleRatings extension (using Special:ManageWiki/extensions), I've created MediaWiki:Are-ratings, which is page needed to make the extension working (it defines rating levels) – that page seems OK for me – and I think, that in this moment the extension should be able work. However, when I try to rate the article using Special:ChangeRating/<pagename>, it shows me the message "Ratings has been disallowed for this namespace". I've tried several namespaces, and the same thing happens every time. The help in, already referenced, states that the namespaces where this extension will work can be managed using LocalSettings.php. And now the question: How and if I get to this file at all? I have no idea where to find it. Can someone please advise me? Thank you very much, best regards --Robins7 (talk) 20:31, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Currently working to add this configuration option to Special:ManageWiki/namespaces, it should be there soon. -- Void Whispers 22:04, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I hope it will be soon and that it will work. Robins7 (talk) 19:08, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Can I request changing my account name?

Hello, I'm Imaginary unit.

Can I request changing my account name? And how can I do? Imaginary unit (talk) 15:27, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Imaginary unit Yes, you can. We do advise selecting a username you intend to use for the long-term (at least twelve months and, ideally, much longer). When you've selected a new username, you can use Special:GlobalRenameRequest and a Steward will process it soon. Dmehus (talk) 15:29, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you! Imaginary unit (talk) 15:37, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
 No problem! Dmehus (talk) 15:45, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
Oh... I've requested renaming my account name with a wrong name. Can I cancel it? Imaginary unit (talk) 15:49, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
I wasn't certain if the requestor could view or change their rename request once submitted, but I suspect you going in to Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/305/view produces a "permission denied" error. In any case, I've  cancelled it per your request. Please resubmit. Dmehus (talk) 15:55, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you very much! Imaginary unit (talk) 15:57, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
I have resubmitted a request. Imaginary unit (talk) 16:00, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

How I can help?

HI HOW CAN I HELP on Ingenpedia? I am the User:RONALDOFAN RONALDOFAN (talk) 02:34, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

It is strongly requested (and recommended) that you post such questions locally on Ingenpedia, as lots of unrelated people view messages here. Thanks in advance! -- Integer talk 02:38, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
ok thx RONALDOFAN (talk) 02:41, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

How to use the extension MediaWikiChat

Hello, our NMFWiki has had a extension called MediaWikiChat. It can be used to give a place for users to chat easily. But it doesn't work at all in our wiki.

In Special:Chat, we can only see the Online User List on the right. In the middle, it should be the Chat place what shows users' names, avatars and their words, but now, there is only a large area of white. I can send words but can not see the words from myself or others.

Why doesn't it work? What can I do with it? Hope to get the answer.

Thanks, 开炸弹车 (talk) 05:07, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@开炸弹车: I would like to point you towards here, if you haven't already seen it. Integer talk 02:19, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

extension help??

So I was hoping to use something like "Extension:Discord" or "Extension:DiscordNotifications," but I'm not sure how to go about setting it up. I'e read the extension pages and tried to find information online but I'm stuck.

Kermitted (talk) 21:59, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

@Kermitted: Hello, Miraheze has Extension:DiscordNotifications installed. You need to create a webhook on Discord and then mail its URL to I hope this helps. :) Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 22:02, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Are you sure? I don't see it in Special:ManageWiki/extensions. Integer talk 22:04, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: As I said, it is automatically installed on all public Miraheze wikis. This is why you do not need to enable it yourself. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 22:08, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah, ok. Makes more sense. Integer talk 22:09, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Is there a template for the email or do I just email the url? Kermitted (talk) 22:08, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Kermitted: You just need to include the webhook and wiki URLs and mention that you would like the extension to be set up for your wiki. Once that is done, you can make some configuration changes from Special:ManageWiki/settings yourself. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 22:11, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
How will I tell if it's done? Also what changes would I have to make in Special:ManageWiki/settings? Very sorry for asking so many questions Kermitted (talk) 22:17, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Kermitted: There is nothing wrong with asking questions no matter how many they are. :) System administrators will likely reply to the email to let you know when they add it. After about thirty minutes, you will start getting messages for the recent changes. A faster and perhaps recommended way is joining us on Discord and direct messaging Reception123, a Site Reliability Engineer, who will be able to add the webhook for you. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 22:21, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
And the configuration changes are optional. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 22:22, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Seeing you just joined our Discord server, it looks like we got this sorted out. :) Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 22:35, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes! I messaged the person you told me to message, just waiting on a reply! Kermitted (talk) 22:46, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── For what it's worth, while you can e-mail these requests to, the first or preferred method of contact is to direct message any Site Reliability Engineering team member your Discord server's webhook (on either IRC or Discord), as you'll get much faster service and attention. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:40, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Miraheze Now Hosts More Than 4000 Wikis!

Miraheze quietly reached 4000 wikis a few days ago, everyone! We should celebrate this and hope that Miraheze starts hosting more wikis! Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 10:49, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

While it is certainly good news in terms of our growth in hosted wikis, I would just note that this was not a new milestone. Miraheze previously hosted more than 4,000 wikis. An error in the inactivity wiki script prevented wikis from being marked for deletion, but this was fixed in the late summer, and this caused the number of hosted wikis to drop below 4,000 wikis again. The next major milestone for us to hit will be when we host more than 5,000 wikis—that will definitely be something we should note with a news item on Main Page and perhaps at least a local Meta sitenotice, too, I think! :) Dmehus (talk) 11:20, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Link removal

How do I get rid of the beta features and links to watchlists in the upper right corner of the site in my personal common.css?--虎之介 (talk) 11:11, 2 January 2021 (UTC) 虎之介 (talk) 11:11, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Tell me as soon as possible the "# pt-darkmode-link" part to remove the link to the watchlist or beta so that you can do # pt-darkmode-link {display: none;} when removing the dark mode link.--虎之介 (talk) 13:38, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
How many times will I wait? Please answer.--虎之介 (talk) 06:53, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi, please note that we are all volunteers here and you need to be patient. Thank you. Redmin Contributions CentralAuth (talk) 10:55, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
@虎之介: While it's true that Miraheze is 100% run by volunteers, the reality is that it's quite likely many have seen your question and aren't able to answer because they either (a) don't know the answer or (b) need more clarification for your question. While it would be lovely and wonderful of community noticeboard could answer all questions, the reality is that we have a larger, more active, and broader depth of community talent on Discord and IRC, so please consider joining us on Discord or at #miraheze connect on IRC. If you prefer to ask questions on-wiki, you may consider asking this question at the MediaWiki support desk. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 17:49, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
#p-personal #pt-betafeatures, #p-personal #pt-watchlist {
    display: none;
Will remove watchlist and betafeatures links
User:Universal Omega/Sig  20:06, 23 January 2021 (UTC) |
Thank you very much. --虎之介 (talk) 01:47, 24 January 2021 (UTC)