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This page is for matters that need administrators' attention on Meta Wiki only (anything global should be discussed at the Community noticeboard!) Please visit Community noticeboard for matters regarding other wikis, Phabricator for technical requests and Stewards' noticeboard for something that requires a steward.

Here you can:

  • Ask an admin to block a user who is disruptive, vandalizing, or spamming
  • Request user rights that can be assigned by administrators (autoconfirmed, confirmed, rollbacker, skipcaptcha)
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  • To request permissions that can't be assigned by an administrator, please see Meta:Requests for permissions
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Interwiki link for Miraheze Template Wiki[edit source]

mtw for Miraheze Template Wiki please. So that for e.g. {{reflist}} other wiki can use {{mtw:reflist}}. Then users can collaborate on templates instead of every wiki having to re-invent the wheel for themselves. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rob Kam (talkcontribs)

I like the idea of having one wiki where users can get templates from. Though, I would like to see what other members of the community think as well. Reception123 (talk) (C) 20:13, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Should we have another vote, or should we just comment? I think that having a template wiki is a good idea. CoolieCoolster (talk) 20:22, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
It's not my wiki, I'm just one of the collaborators. I'd really like to see the community working together on this wiki. I strongly support the idea. It's something that should have happened before now but MW are too tied up in their own bureaucracy to be able to implement it. Users will still be able to have unique templates on their own wikis. --Rob Kam (talk) 22:14, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
I think having a wiki just for templates is a great idea, especially if those templates were categorised for easier identification and navigation (instead of just listed on the special page). If a user has created his or her own set of templates that he or she thinks would be useful for others, can they export/import themselves to template wiki or do templates have to go through some sort vetting process first to check for suitability? Borderman (Talk) 23:10, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Apparently it's a free-for-all, just put the templates up and see what happens. Perhaps other people will edit them. --Rob Kam (talk) 14:39, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
I am happy to assign permissions to anyone that wants them. You can consider it as a community owned wiki. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 21:39, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Done. Interwiki is Meta administrator's discretionary area, for now. Added as [[templatewiki:]], so it is easier to understand than "mtw". And people: Discussion about templatewiki on elsewhere (ideally on templatewiki or on Community Noticeboard) please. — revi 08:00, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. For discussion about templatewiki, use template wiki's community portal, linked in the sidebar there. --Rob Kam (talk) 10:37, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Please note the template edit on that wiki might have BIG impact on other wikis - please make sure your wiki get proper attention and if vandals are not managed we might have to disable the interwiki. — revi 10:50, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
The possibility of disastrous changes, and of malicious changes, are two good reasons for wiki owners to pull over a copy rather than just use what happens to be at templatewiki: right now. Unfortunately, the interwiki link encourages wiki owners to "simply" use the copy at templatewiki: and consider the problem solved for good. I don't know of a Special:WhatLinksHere that searches all other wikis, so there is no way to know, when improving a template there, who will be affected. Spıke (talk)12:25 6-Feb-2018
Anyone can monitor Recent changes on template wiki and fix any damage. --Rob Kam (talk) 13:14, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Some help required with editing Template:Stub on templatewiki[edit source]

Template:Stub on Miraheze template wiki, I'd like to change This article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. to ''This article is a stub. You can help {{SITENAME}} by expanding it.'' but can't see where to? --Rob Kam (talk) 21:34, 14 February 2018 (UTC) MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 22:30, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I get it now ... --Rob Kam (talk) 23:38, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
However inserting {{stub}} on a page produces "This article is a stub. You can help {{SITENAME}} by expanding it." i.e. the magic word isn't working, (except the comparable Lua function is How to fix this please, (this is going further than I'd like already)? --Rob Kam (talk) 10:23, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Solved thanks to mw:User:Tgr.

Interwiki for The Multilingual Encyclopedia for the rest of Miraheze[edit source]

Please add tmew: and tmewiki: for$1 sitewide so that I can link to TME from MTW and VW. Also, please don't add tme: as a prefix because it may conflict with TME's TME: namespace (which is its Project: namespace). --stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 03:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Request for interwiki links on WIXOSS Chinese Wiki[edit source]

We need some interwiki links on WIXOSS Chinese Wiki (WIXOSS中文维基

  • [[萌百:$1]] for the link$1
  • [[en:$1]] for the link$1

Thanks a lot! --Honoka55 (talk) 10:12, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Wanting to stop deletion[edit source]

Hi Folks, I have asked on IRC and following up here, I would like to turn the deletion mode off on this page: but the page is borked. Help! :-) Best, MarkDilley

So, I edited it and then was able to get to the page, but didn't know how to move forward, the closed box was not checked, so I checked the private wiki box and put in my reason, when submitting, got a borked page again. Have screenshot of pre & post if needed. Best, MarkDilley
And now it worked. Please let me know if have to do anything to save my wiki. Thanks, MarkDilley
@MarkDilley: Hello, indeed the Special:ManageWiki page is still not fixed, but after you left IRC the other day I manually opened your wiki, per your request, so you are fine and do not need to do anything else. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:06, 28 February 2018 (UTC)