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Index Wiki[edit source]

Can it have a link on the main page or sidebar so new users know they can go to it and create a page about their wiki or find information about existing wikis? D4rkst4r (talk) 22:40, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Please check Stewards' noticeboard as Administrator's noticeboard is not the appropriate page for other wikis than meta. Reception123 (talk)(contribs) 03:56, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Translation Main page/de[edit source]

Hey there, just saw the translation of the german main page is not yet complete. May I translate it? Clicking the "translation" button brought me to another page but there is obviously no link to go one step further. How to do it? Simple editing seem to be blocked --Supermohi (talk) 18:26, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

done --Supermohi (talk) 21:10, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Approval of requested Wiki[edit source]

Hi guys,

I requested a Wiki two days ago. I am surprised that it is not approved yet. I saw on the request page that other Wikis which were requested later are already approved. If you need more information from me, please let me know. If you don't want to approve it, that's fine too, but please let me know. I requested the Wiki under the user name hdegen.

Regards, -Helmut

@Helmut: Hello there Helmut, Please sign using "~~~~" next time, also, It would be nice if you link me to the request?[some are missed]

Creating new meta account yields database error[edit source]

I submitted the form to create a new meta account and got this error:

"A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. Function: User::idForName Error: 1205 Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction ("

I was using Chrome Version 48.0.2564.103 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Monday February 22, 21:09 CST Tried twice, same error message resulted. Then tried 3rd time, got message that my user name was already in use. I logged into Meta without a problem.

Greetings! We're aware of such issues, and will get them fixed ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience! Samuel (talk) 00:44, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Another approval of requested wiki[edit source]

Hello guys,

I've requested a wiki page two weeks ago. I've checked it out everyday. But, it looks still 'in review' status.
Could you please review it and approve the request quickly?
The link is
- Sahara

Yes check.svg Done per the queue. --S (talk) 05:40, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Add a donation section to the Main Page[edit source]

I put a request here:

Can someone add a donations section to the Main Page?

Maybe below the

Contact us
IRC: #miraheze (recommended)
Facebook: Miraheze
Twitter: @miraheze
On-wiki: Help center



for details on how to make a donation, please see the Donate page.

Wondering how your donations have been used? Look at the Finance page.

Thanks! --Robert Sterbal 412-977-3526

I will talk to the founders of Miraheze and see what they think. Reception123 (talk)(contribs) 05:32, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Duplicate Wiki Request (Alberhill Community)[edit source]

Hi, I'm new and accidentally made a second request for this Wiki. Thanks. Cass


Hi. Both a request wiki was declined, because the custom domain are contains (space) " ". Before your make request you may read this.Thanks TriX (talk) 06:28, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I have created the wiki temporarily at Could you please send an email to csr at in order to progress the custom domain. Thanks, John (talk) 06:58, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Not Safe for Work Content Policy?[edit source]

Hello, I just wanted to ask whether or not Miraheze has a policy concerning wikis that have content considered NSFW? I noticed there were wikis for subjects such as fanfiction, which although not inherently NSFW, does venture into that type of content frequently. If an archive wiki dedicated to a genre of NSFW content was requested, would it be closed immediately or would it just be marked as being home to NSFW content and allowed to exist in the Miraheze community? Thank you, 00:15, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi; content policy is a work in progress. Until that anything (as long it doesn't violate law in the United States and The Netherlands) should be fine. But - if in doubt, please ask our staff member @Vorticity:. Southparkfan (talk) 12:15, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
The only thing we're really concerned about in terms of NSFW content, at a farm-wide level, is hosting pornographic pictures/video of real humans. And that's only because running such sites is so hard to police, and may need legal things like an over-18 clickthrough that we haven't figured out technically. Individual wikis may have more stringent requirements. Metawiki has a policy of no NSFW content, because everyone needs to be able to read here. I hope that answers your question. Were you going to request "Bubblegum Pink: Raging Fires Wiki" 😝? --Vorticity (talk) 20:51, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I was thinking about creating a Yiff Comics archive. There exists an archive on Reddit ( Couldn't post a hyperlink., and although Reddit is ok for the time being, it would be a lot easier to manage and organize if the archive was located on a wiki. 05:58, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
I'll be using this account from now on to avoid confusion. Pyrexcys (talk) 06:45, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
@Vorticity: Would a wiki of this nature be acceptable since it doesn't have to do with real humans? Pyrexcys (talk) 04:42, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
@Pyrexcys: I wouldn't put in a request until you hear back from Vorticity (He'll probably have the final say on the content policy), but I think the answer would be yes as long as no images of real people or animals are ever uploaded to the site. I've asked several times and never really demanded a yes or no answer, and it hasn't been a problem since I haven't actually done it yet, but hopefully you get an answer soon. If he gets on IRC I'll poke him about this section. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 12:48, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
@Pyrexcys: I totally wasn't going to do this or anything. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 15:27, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
@Pyrexcys: I'm pretty close to approving this, but let me pivot to a different question: How much image data would be involved with storing this wiki? We're not really set up to host a large amount of data right now, but if it's measured in megabytes we'll probably be OK. I think an over 18 "Adult Content" warning would be appropriate, but I would essentially have to write a Mediawiki extension to do that. And ED doesn't care about warnings, so why should we? (Also hosting this wiki could earn Miraheze an ED page, lol.) --Vorticity (talk) 23:56, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
@Vorticity: You'll have to inform me on the initialism ED and what an "ED page" is. In terms of storage requirements, the comics are only linked to, the actual images are stored on the original author's website. If the original author's website is inaccessible the comic might be stored on a third-party server. Each article is formatted similar to the novel articles that currently exist on Wikipedia (reference). The only part of the wiki that would take up any significant space is comic book covers, but even those could be hosted from the original comic location or a third-party site. Concerning the warnings of "Adult Content," there wouldn't be any graphic images from a comic in any particular article (exception being too graphic covers that would either have to be censored or provided through a link), but the text of the article would still likely be considered adult content. Pyrexcys (talk) 06:15, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
@Vorticity: I decided to submit the wiki request so I can get working on the wiki as soon as possible if it gets approved. Does anyone know of a place where I can preview articles before the wiki exists? I know that I can use the preview button on some random wiki but I'd rather not risk submitting a unrelated page to another wiki (low probability I know, but I'm paranoid). Pyrexcys (talk) 02:34, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
@Pyrexcys: Yes check.svg Approved. Just use your own wiki to edit 😀. Let us know if you need any features installed on your wiki. Also ED = Encyclopedia Dramatica, which is a wiki filled with horrible people and lulz. --Vorticity (talk) 21:13, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

(reset indent) @Vorticity: Wanted you to see the disclaimer here and just get your thoughts on it. Should hopefully still be acceptable. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 19:25, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Don't see a problem there. It's not my job to verify the accuracy of statements on wikis, just to make sure that anything they say doesn't get us in legal trouble. Not seeing any long wavelength-colored flags here, either for the farm policy or the law. LGTM. --Vorticity (talk) 07:37, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Working on Meta[edit source]

How does one begin work/tasks on the Meta wiki (changing pages, creating new pages, etc.)? Tankobot (talk) 07:36, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

@Tankobot: Replying here instead of on various talk pages. Your edits to Helpful People were blocked by the Abuse Filter. Once your account gains 'autoconfirmed' status (10 edits + 4 days account age, IIRC), then you will be able to edit pages without tripping any of the filters (on this wiki). I kind of like the Helpful People page, but having duplicate lists (one of which is now out-dated because I updated the HP one) is a bad idea. I'm thinking about removing the one on IRC and doing something like below.
   For a list of staff and volunteers, please see Helpful People.
Anyways, sorry about that :) thank you for contributing. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 15:22, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Requests and Custom Domains[edit source]

There's no place for this really so dropping a note here (in addition to what I said on IRC). In future, please create wikis which ask for a custom domain under a subdomain which some-what distinguishes the domain name (e.g. would be xxyywiki, would be wikixxywiki etc.) instead of leaving requests marked as 'inreview'. If a user really wants a custom domain for the wiki, they'd follow it up, there's no reason to prevent creation because of it. Also it would have to be done anyway so just makes work easier later on. Thanks, John (talk) 16:20, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

For the record, Custom domains says In the meantime a wiki creator will create the wiki, and associate a it., so this is supposed to be done, there just shouldn't be a delay to it. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 00:54, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Template broken[edit source]

You can see the template TriX (talk) 09:15, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

@TriX: Scributno is not enabled on Meta Wiki and Module:Message box wasn't imported. Is there a need for this or are you adding random templates from Wikipedia? -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 11:10, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi NDKilla Yes it is needed a scributno so I can imported from wp and also enabling a sintax highlight. Thanks :) TriX (talk) 12:59, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
@TriX: Okay I see you want to import this stuff but why do you need it or syntax highlight? There shouldn't really be any code on this wiki and I think the templates we have are good. If you have a specific template you need, let me know and we may enable Scribunto or create a work around, but I don't think Meta should be cluttered with multi-purpose templates we never use. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 13:17, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
I think template in meta should be complete. I just wanted to complete the template on meta. However, if not used, then I do not to created. :) TriX (talk) 13:28, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
In my personal opinion things on Meta should be created as needed, to not create extra work. If you don't currently have a reason to enable it, then I'm going to hold off on enabling it. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 13:35, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Need permissions to add users[edit source]


I need to be able to add users, especially after I get the wiki made private (previous request today).



@Rulmer: You already can add users. (On your wiki) please see the pages Special:CreateAccount and Special:UserRights which (after your wiki is made private) would be used to add users to the 'member' group. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 12:36, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
PS, since this is about your wiki, this would usually go on SN not Administrators' noticeboard. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 12:37, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Lack of general disclaimer[edit source]

I noticed that the Meta wiki has a lack of a general disclaimer, I apologise if this is the wrong place for this but I imagine that the creation of such policy would be in the hand of administrators only. My wiki is lacking a general disclaimer and I was going to use what I thought Miraheze would have however it does not have one, it might be useful for a lot more wiki owners if such a one was created. Apologies for any inconvenience. LulzKiller (talk) 15:48, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Is this a valid edit?[edit source]

Is this a valid edit to somebody's User page other than one's own?

--Robkelk (talk) 13:18, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

@Robkelk: No, it is not a valid edit. I have told Amanda on IRC that doing that is unacceptable and it should not repeated. 14:11, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Should the page have been deleted, then? --Robkelk (talk) 15:20, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
The page was not deleted because of Amanda's request, it was deleted because 1) the user blanked the page which indicates that they want deletion 2) the content before wasn't really userpage content and it should be wiki content. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 15:46, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
So then it was a valid action and request then? Nothing stipulates certain people have to request deletion neither only certain accounts can edit user pages. Validity is in the action not the person to me. John (talk) 15:48, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Was it the user who blanked the page? Since the page has been deleted, I cannot double-check, but I thought that the Recent Changes list indicated that it was Amanda who blanked the change. Could an admin verify this, please? --Robkelk (talk) 16:49, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
The page was blanked by the user. -- Void Whispers 17:06, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Meta policy[edit source]

As there are a lot of issues with recent actions on Meta made either by Stewards, by non-stewards or by Meta administrators I think that a policy is required to ensure that the rules on Meta are clear. I have created User:Reception123/Meta policy (draft) and anyone is invited to edit it and/or comment on it. After the version is seen by users a vote would be required to decide if this should be the Meta policy, but for now I think we should just leave it to comments.

Comments[edit source]

There's some sloppy wording in there that will be likely twisted to malefactors' benefit if it's left as-is. I've left specific comments in the document. --Robkelk (talk) 16:50, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The sentence regarding removing comments at RFC should be removed from the draft, or excluded in a final policy. This contradicts the previous sentence about disallowing incivility and insults. Users should have the right to remove derogatory comments from RFC or other discussions. Amanda (talk) 17:50, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
That was added back as it was removed without the consent of the person that wrote it, removal can be discussed here or on the specific talkpage. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 17:59, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
As I already said on the talkpage, removing someone else's comments from an RfC is the ultimate incivility. I'm repeating this here for emphasis. --Robkelk (talk) 01:03, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Bumping this as there is no recent activity. Please feel free to contribute to the policy! Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 13:53, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

No personal attacks[edit source]

Please share your thoughts on my draft NPA policy for Miraheze. Amanda (talk) 20:53, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Far too over-reaching - applying that to "all Miraheze" would mean that some stranger could remove text from a wiki other than Meta if that stranger found the text offensive, or if it was determined that the earlier wiki editor referred to himself with the wrong pronoun, no matter what that wiki's individual Terms of Use and that wiki's Content Policy might be. Also, it doesn't guarantee that disagreements of opinion will not qualify as personal attacks simply because they are disagreements of opinion. --Robkelk (talk) 01:09, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Can't login[edit source]

Just bringing to your attention not being able to login on Meta (and, therefore, no logged in access to own website). Probably just a temporary and/or minor issue but this is the message I get after I have entered my login credentials:

(Cannot access the database: Cannot access the database: Unknown database 'zgradetenniswiki' ( – 22:46, 19 April 2017 (UTC) (Borderman)
Yes check.svg Resolved this was caused by miscommunication in that I was told the database was okay to drop so I presumed it had been deleted correctly several months ago. John (talk) 22:49, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @John: Working again. Borderman  talk | contribs | email 23:15, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Merge Histories of Images[edit source]

Hi, I wanted to upload an improved version of File:Miraheze admin.png, however for a strange reason I did not want to save the file and I had to upload a new one. I request that the histories of the 2 files be merged to preserve the authorship of the same ones. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 07:50, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

The original file has been updated, I think you just had to wait. I deleted the newer one as it was identical. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 07:58, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

CheckUser group[edit source]

Would it be possible to chang the check user group display name to read checkuser? This is the form that is used on Wikimedia globally and it looks better IMHO to not have the space. This would require:

-- Amanda (talk) 22:13, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg No-admin comment This should be done in MirahezeMagic, I have already requested the change in GitHub. What of the page I think should be discussed before being renamed. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 23:00, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg No-admin comment I forgot that the extensions are hosted on Wikimedia, so the request was denied. A request will have to be made in since only the administrators of that site can edit the original versions in English of the MediaWiki system messages. I'll open a thread on the support page to do the modification, but that can take weeks because almost nobody cares about that page there. For now I think you can close this since the administrators can not do anything in this case. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 05:32, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
No, you can edit the MediaWiki pages linked above to change the group name only on Miraheze Meta Wiki. -- Amanda (talk) 11:17, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
You can, but I see no valid reason to do so personally. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 15:46, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Addition of Interwikis in Special:Interwiki[edit source]

Hi, I would like to know if it is possible for an administrator to add the following link in the "Interwiki prefixes" section of Special:Interwiki:

  • Prefix: "test" or "testwiki" / URL:$1

And add the following links in the "Interlanguage prefixes" section:

  • Prefix: "es" / URL:$1

This would allow generating the section "In other languages" in both wikis and would allow the users of the primary wiki to know that there is a Spanish version, besides it would facilitate the theme of the links between both wikis. I do not know if this is possible, but from my point of view I do not see it as controversial. I hope you consider yourself. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 13:16, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

I could add testwiki, but for the Spanish PublicTestWiki I'd rather at esttest, estest or pruebawiki rather than jsut "es", if that's okay with you. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 14:22, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
It could be, but I fear that the original goal I had raised would not result. Do the same as you suggest (with "pruebawiki") to see if it works. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 14:24, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Translate available languages top or bottom[edit source]

The box that shows what translated languages of a page are available is either placed on the bottom of a page (for example Miraheze or Help center) or the top (CheckUser). For consistency reasons I think we need to decide whether it goes on the top for all pages or on the bottom for all pages, or else users will be confused. Please leave your comments and opinions below. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 07:57, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Comments[edit source]

I think it looks better at the bottom of the page, but that is purely based on aesthetics rather than function. However, on long pages it's not always apparent there's other languages available unless you scroll all the way down. With that in mind it might be better at the top. Depends what is more important: aesthetics over function or the other way round. Borderman  talk | contribs | email 10:50, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

I think that some users aren't necessarily aware that we have several languages, so maybe having it on the top would be a better idea. Though I will point out that on the WMF Wikimedia, they have it on the bottom for their Main page, and at the top for other pages. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 18:49, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Having had a look at Wikimedia Meta's main page and several random pages afterwards I'm inclined to agree with you. Keeping the languages at the top certainly makes it obvious that some pages have more than one language. I'm not particularly keen on the language boxes that have 30 or 40+ languages in them as the box becomes quite large and somewhat of a distraction from the article. But, that's just me and I guess function over aesthetics, in this particular case, is probably more important. Borderman  talk | contribs | email 20:23, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree that when there's 25-30 languages+ it already becomes something that we don't want on a Main Page. I just want there to be some obvious indication that we have multiple languages, even though it will not look as nice, even a "Scroll to the bottom to change language" would be a more effective than now, in my opinion. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 06:34, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

My two cents are that I like how it is at Wikimedia. Bottom of main page and top of all other pages. If it really hurts the ascethics that much then we can put it on the bottom of every page, but then I'd like some indication it's there. Maybe a small box in the top right corner listing subpages or a box saying scroll down for translated pages. Kind of like the position and size of {{RightTOC}} -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 11:22, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

I like NDKilla's idea. We can have small box that says "This page is translated! Scroll down.", and that wouldn't ruin the aesthetics of the page. We also need to find a suitable place on the Main page (as that is my main concern for people not knowing there are multiple languages). Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 11:29, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
That would work and it catches the eye. What about having it clickable instead of scrolling down. I know it's not a major thing to scroll but on long pages it might be better to have a link to the bottom of the page. Maybe word it similar to Reception's suggestion: "This page has been translated! Click here to see all available languages." or words to that effect. Borderman  talk | contribs | email 12:56, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

No MP3s?[edit source]

MP3 is not a valid file type at Special:Upload? Is this farm-wide or can I enable it on TheMirror? Spıke (talk)05:20 12-Oct-2017

Hi, while that can be done, we ask that you please direct all feature requests to phabricator. The page is for contacting local metawiki admins. MacFan4000 (talk) 11:42, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Sorry; will do. Spıke (talk)15:15 12-Oct-2017

About Sidebar[edit source]

On Sidebar, About Miraheze is linked on help page. Is there not any page which describing about Miraheze? If it is, Please, Add help and about Miraheze page link on sidebar "differently". And if not, Please, Create it to know Miraheze perfectly. I think, It will be more better.
আ হ ম সাকিব
TALK CONTRIBUTION 07:59, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

"About Miraheze" redirects to "Help center". Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:28, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Olivebuilder[edit source]

User "Olivebuilder" seems to be here solely to plant advertisements and not to advance the goals of the wiki farm. Spıke (talk)04:34 13-Oct-2017

Thanks for spotting that. I have blocked the user. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:36, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Update the list of administrators of Meta[edit source]

I recently tried to get some changes done on meta and I received this response:

It happens that some sysadmins are also Meta administrators (like myself), in that case they would be acting in their capacity as a Meta administrator and not a sysadmin. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:35, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Please update this page:

to make that more clear.

Can you point me to the page that describes how someone becomes a meta administrator and how you challenge their decisions?

Rsterbal (talk) 11:09, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

There's no formal policy on administrators on meta. Users can gain permissions at Meta:Requests for permissions. Challenging decisions is done the same way as everything else - discussing. Administrators have no rule of law, their comments are opinions and carry the same weight as everyone elses unless they're enforcing one of the relatively few policies that exist on Meta. John (talk) 11:22, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
In addition, I think that we should discuss having some guidelines for what pages should exist on Meta, so that we stay consistent. This should be discussed by the users. To clarify again, my comments about the page were just my opinion as a user, not as an administrator, and they were just suggestions. I make these suggestions, because as I said above I'm trying to keep pages on Meta consistent with each other, and their style. If we have different pages set up differently and named differently, it can become confusing for users to find them. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:26, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Rewritten FAQs[edit source]

I had wanted FAQ to reference the new Gazetteer of wikis (inspired by Community noticeboard#Wiki Creation Collaboration Idea) but FAQ is protected against editing. I took a copy, at User:Spike the Dog/FAQ, fleshed out some sections, eliminated duplication, and provided new material, such as:

  • What a wiki is
  • Overview of CSS/JS
  • How MediaWiki extensions work.

Would you please evaluate these edits and, if suitable, install this version? Spıke (talk)11:36 19-Oct-2017

I've gone ahead and done a major update to FAQ, largely using your work. You could probably diff your FAQ and the current FAQ to see that I've made a couple of small edits. Mostly just replacing a little bit of odd wording, the thing about nobody knowing how to pronounce Miraheze (I also changed that to a permlink), and I replaced several instances of Stewards with sysadmin since they're different. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 15:49, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much! It might look better to use __TOC__ so that the Intro is what the reader sees first, rather than the entire Table of Contents. And to be really nitpicky, the Main Page does nothing hopefully. You may delete the version in my userspace if you like. Spıke (talk)16:06 19-Oct-2017

I have made a few minor edits to the FAQ. I think it's great that we now have a more detailed version of the FAQ. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:44, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Okay, but if dismissable site notices are only available globally, then you want to delete the paragraph after that one too. Also, you changed "More complicated changes" to "Other changes not listed" (for changes that require a request). But they are listed, further on down the page. My strategy was to have a section of the things a wiki owner could do himself, followed by the things that have to be done for him. That we hope, for the future, to move items from the second group into the first won't be relevant to the reader of this page. Spıke (talk)16:50 19-Oct-2017

Thanks for noticing. I have modified both. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:17, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Rename Part-up wiki[edit source]

Hi, can you rename wiki: to I already discussed this with Laurens Waling. He agreed. Regards, Tim, Timboliu999 (talk) 19:16, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Can you make this request on phabricator? This noticeboard is for matters involving metawiki only (and your request should be tracked properly anyway). -- Void Whispers 20:50, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Void, I have created a task. See Regards, Tim, Timboliu999 (talk) 05:27, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Edit Meta:Abuse[edit source]

Dear Admins,

I think that next to the centralauth-lock permission in the table the explanation says "This allows the staff member to lock accounts when they need to be locked for other official reasons, such as global bans, abuse, or legal concerns. It also allow the staff member to unlock accounts, either because the lock was done in error or because the concern has been alleviated. This right is exercised only from Meta, for better logging and transparency." It should say "This allows the staff member to lock accounts when they need to be locked for official reasons, such as global bans, abuse, or legal concerns. It also allow the staff member to unlock accounts, either because the lock was done in error or because the concern has been alleviated. This right is exercised only from Meta, for better logging and transparency." . The difference between the 2 statements is the deletion of the word other after the first sentence. I therefore suggest that sysops be more careful when importing pages. Also I think the page should be moved to Meta:Abuse Team and that MediaWiki:Grouppage-abuse be updated to reflect the new page.


-Sau226 (talk) 05:54, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

I've adjusted the wording. I'm rather of the opinion of moving the page to the mainspace, considering that it is a global toolset. -- Void Whispers 00:01, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Uncyclopedia interwiki[edit source]

My Phabricator task 2384 has resulted in discussion about process but no decision. @Reception123:'s opinion was that it should be brought up here, so I am doing so. My Phabricator request stated:

In 2013, Uncyclopedia ( forked into two projects. The Fork ( started a campaign to induce as many wikis as possible to point to it rather than the original site on the basis that "the community has moved" and the original site was "unused and abandoned." Requestor remained on the original site, became an Admin just after the split and is now a bureaucrat on sabbatical. My opinion is that, in the intervening years, the Wikia site has valued the reader while the Fork site has been operated for the sake of the authors. In the cases where the content is not identical, the Wikia site is better maintained and has more mature and entertaining content. Your call; but at the least, the arguments given for the original switch are not truth but one side's spin.

Reception123 granted the request for my own TheMirror wiki but the global issue is unresolved and the Phabricator task remains open. Spıke (talk)12:08 17-Nov-2017

This clearly needs discussion between the community so that it can be decided which one of the sites is preferred to be linked in the interwiki, and if we perhaps want to have two links (one for the Wikia wiki, one for the other). Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:06, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@Spike the Dog: The Wikia version can already be accessed at wikia:c:uncyclopedia, just like every other Wikia wiki can be accessed with wikia:c:SUBDOMAIN-NAME. Meanwhile, the only iw link for is uncyclopedia:. stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 12:32, 25 December 2017 (UTC)
Remove uncyclopedia, leave uncyclopedia blank, and add two variants for .co and I don't think we're in position to make a decision which one is "authentic". — revi 15:45, 25 December 2017 (UTC)
Do we really need to make a(n another) interwiki prefix for Just like every other Wikia wiki, it can already be accessed with wikia:c:uncyclopedia. Besides, the people over at metawikimedia:Interwiki map once did what you suggested (which is to delete uncyclopedia: because now they're on, but then the editors from the true Uncyclopedia asked Wikimedia Meta to link it to the fork and they agreed. stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 02:35, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
You know what, now I support Revi's proposal (at least farmwide). Add uncyclopediaco: and uncycco: for$1 and uncyclopediawikia: and wikiauncyc: for$1. What does everyone think? @Spike the Dog and Reception123? stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 11:36, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
What I think is that reaching a decision here is like pulling hen's teeth. The farm-wide proposal is fine with me; I have the interwiki I wanted on my own wiki. Spıke (talk)21:17 10-Feb-2018

Authentication Required popup when logging in[edit source]

When logging in on miraheze, I get an 'authentication Required' popup (firefox) saying that is requesting my username and password, and a warning that those will not be sent tot the website I am visiting (miraheze). Strange thing.

It will keep me logged in on miraheze if I cancel the popup.

Hmm I got that on miraheze the other day. @Benx: you are the owner of said wiki, do you know anything about this? MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 21:21, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
This is very strange. I invite you to file a task on Phabricator about this (maybe also provide a screenshot) so that we can investigate this better. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:56, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
I, too, get exactly the same thing on Safari whether I login on Miraheze and my own wikis. Seems pointless as it doesn't serve any purpose. It only started appearing the other day after the site went really sluggish and then went down for a short while. After that I started getting this annoying popup. Borderman (Talk) 11:09, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Interwiki link for Wikisource needs updating[edit source]

I noticed the other day that when using the interwiki for Wikisource it didn't link correctly. I checked Special:Interwiki and it is missing the "en" prefix. It currently looks like this$1 instead of like this$1. The interwiki link I use in a reference template doesn't link to the appropriate Wikisource pages because of the missing "en" prefix. Instead it links to pages on Wikisource that don't exist. This is a problem when trying to reference material properly. Is it possible to get this updated so that the interwiki links point to the correct location? Thanks. Borderman (Talk) 11:22, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

@Borderman: I Support this change only if oldwikisource: is created. You see, is the old and original multilingual Wikisource, and is linked to as oldwikisource: on Wikimedia wikis. Just like your proposal, Wikimedia currently has wikisource: linked to stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 11:31, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Created oldwikisource, and changed wikisource to the "en" version. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:59, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

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)

Delete pages[edit source]

hello, I request that you delete this pages: User:Wiki1776/common.js and User:Wiki1776/global.js Wiki1776 (talk) 17:19, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donerevi 12:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Choices of licenses for file uploads[edit source]

When wanting to upload files to Radviser at this address, I want the following licensing alternatives:

  • Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (Recommended)
  • Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0
  • Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (all rights waived)

How can these be added? Mikael Häggström (talk) 09:35, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

By editing with the following format:
*Category 1 name
**Option 1
**Option 2
**Option 3
*Category 2 name
**Option 1

MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 12:30, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

開拓者 (translation administrator, moved to this page from Meta:Requests for permissions)[edit source]

User: 開拓者 (contributionsCAblocks logrights logglobal rights log)
Group: translation administrator
Reason: I found out that I can't add translation in some pages and/or sections (such as Phabricator/ja, which is not 100% translated but says so), while I was working to translate some pages into Japanese. It seems that I need this permission to modify sections of translation to an appropriate manner (not just editing the <translation> tags).

Additional comments: If I'm granted, I'd like to complete the translation works into Japanese. I might also work on other languages, if possible.--開拓者 (talk) 08:48, 9 June 2018 (UTC)


Other users feel free to support/oppose/abstain from this RfP but please state your reasoning below.(copied and moved from Meta:Requests for permissions)--開拓者 (talk) 09:42, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

I've fixed that page for you. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 12:12, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. But still I'd like to ask for permission, because I find some pages are not listed (such as System administrators, Contributing, and Dormancy Policy) in Special:LanguageStats/ja (which are part of the policies and should be listed for translation), and others are structurally difficult to translate because the sections are divided within one sentence (in fact, grammatical structures in Japanese are quite different from that of English and other Indo-European languages, making it difficult to translate when divided into too many sections), and I'd like to edit those pages (and others alike, as soon as I find them) to make it easier to translate.--開拓者 (talk) 12:43, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
No concerns, Yes check.svg Done. Though, please do pay attention to any corrections made by other admins. Also note, that you will not be able to make all policy pages translatable as this does not grant the ability to edit fully protected pages. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 20:13, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you :) I'll keep your advice in mind.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 20:50, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Make several mediawiki pages[edit source]

Translation error in Help center[edit source]

Hi. I've found out that when I try to add the discord link in translated pages, it fails, saying:

Saving the translation failed: This namespace is reserved for content page translations. The page you are trying to edit does not seem to correspond any page marked for translation.

I guess something's wrong, but I'm not sure what it actually is. It happened after the page was edited by Reception123, so I guess it's something related to the revision, but now the page is protected and only admins can modify it, which is why I post this issue here.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:16, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Hmm, works for me, could have been a temporary thing? I dunno. -- Void Whispers 15:14, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Right, I guess it was a temporary thing after all, because it works fine now.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 00:42, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Marking fully protected pages for translation[edit source]

Hi, I've been working as a translation admin, and I found out that there are some pages that I think should be marked for translation, but couldn't because they were protected. Thus, I'll post a list of pages to request to mark for translation, so that admins can mark it. Here are the pages I'd like to list up:

  • Donate - Translation can allow more foreign users to donate to Miraheze.
  • Dormancy Policy - It's one of the important policies regarding wiki, isn't it?
  • Dormancy_Policy/Exemptions - It's a list, but the reasons and the descriptions should be marked for translation, as it can be helpful for those making such requests.
  • Security - It makes it easier for foreign users to report security issues, if any.
  • System administrators - You know, other pages about privileged permissions are all marked for translation, and this should also be, to understand what they do.
  • Meta:Copyrights - We should always be aware of copyrights and licenses. No matter what language we use.
  • Template:Wiki created - Though it is manually translated, I think we should use the same extension-based translation.
    • I haven't marked {{Wiki created(CD)}} for translation yet, because it causes differences between these two, I will, after {{Wiki created}} is marked.

Thanks for reading.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 13:15, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Dormancy Policy/Exemptions and System administrators are lists which IMO have no no need for translations. The wiki creation templates are already translated without the translate system. Using translate for these would require modification of User:Void/createWikiNotify.js, and would require usage of Template:TNT. I've marked the other pages for translation. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 17:12, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. Though I'm not sure enough why the page System administrators has no need for translation in your opinion (for other pages, I guess you're right), I'll work on other pages marked for translation.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 04:42, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Request for adding MediaWiki:Edittools[edit source]

Hi, I'd like to request for adding edittools on meta, since, as a wiki creator, we use a set of particular templates a lot, and it will be more efficient for us, if we could just click to add such templates. Templates that should be added and the formats are:

Thank you.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:39, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

@開拓者: Please also note that for the first 7 templates you mention, you don't need to manually add them, you can just use this script in your settings, and it will do it for you after you created the wiki. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:31, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
@Reception123: I guess you're right about the first 7 templates, but for declined requests, we still need to manually type those templates, and it's better for us if we can just add them by clicking.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 09:00, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Not exactly sure how it works, but I see no issue in adding the templates. Reception123 (talk) (C) 10:50, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
@Reception123: Thanks. Here's how to do it.
  1. It seems that you first need to enable Extension:CharInsert here on meta (as it is disabled), so a bureaucrat should (and can, which means no additional installations are required) first go to Special:ManageWiki to enable it.
  2. Add some lines for the requested templates on MediaWiki:Edittools in this format: <span style="margin-left:1ex;white-space:nowrap"><charinsert><nowiki>{{subst:Requestdenyexists}}</charinsert></nowiki>.
  3. Wrap the whole content with <p id="edittools_wikimarkup"></p>.
  4. After the page is saved, that edittool will appear right under the editbox, and by clicking a template, it will be added in the wikitext.
  5. You can also add other templates, tags, characters, or whatever you want, if necessary. edittools on my wiki may be a good sample for it.
--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 12:26, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 21:17, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Now it's working fine :)--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 06:51, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Edit a page[edit source]

The CVT team page is wrong. The link on there should point to the Requests for global rights page instead unless there is a good reason not to do so. Regards Sau226 (talk) 11:35, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the observation, Yes check.svg Done Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:34, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Edit another page[edit source]

Please create MediaWiki:Grouppage-flood with Meta:Flooders as its contents. This is a page referred to by Special:ListGroupRights. Regards Sau226 (talk) 18:42, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

need translate rights[edit source]

I need translations right to translate to arabic and update french pages -- Bachounda (talk) 07:21, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

moved from meta:Translator.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 10:07, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Please hide wiki from public[edit source]


Could you please hide my wiki from public visibility ? It is supposed to be a team's collaborative system.

Thank you. Gerbm (talk) 05:57, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

It seems someone has already done it. You can do it from Special:ManageWiki, in general.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 11:57, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Also, just a note that the Main Page of your wiki is always publicly visible, even if the wiki is set to private. Amanda Catherine (talk) 13:27, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

UltimateYupper[edit source]

This user is behaving disruptively. In addition to their disruptive edits, their user page is almost without a doubt copy-pasted from someone at WMF, although I don’t know who. I have warned them, but I would recommend a block if their disruptive edits continue. Amanda Catherine (talk) 14:05, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The user has been blocked for a week by MacFan4000.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 14:22, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Disruptive creation of pages from Marseillaise[edit source]

I gave User:Marseillaise a final warning after they constantly creating test pages and weren't stopping. See for the final warning, this diff for the second warning that was given by User:Amanda Catherine and for the first warning. Despite a final warning, this user still created a blank page at Talk:Request features/header/ro‎‎ after I have told them to stop. Could an admin please take some action over this problem. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 10:59, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

I'm sorry...that last page was me just seeing if it was possible to make blank pages. But I'll go do my tests somewhere else now. Marseillaise (talk) 11:45, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@Marseillaise: Thanks for apologising. I hope you don't test on meta again. If you would like to do testing, please do it on publictestwiki. I already granted you administrator permits there. However, meta is not the place to test. Thank you. Pkbwcgs (talk) 11:49, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@Marseillaise: What is your problem? You apologised and said that you will go somewhere else to do your tests. So what is this about? Pkbwcgs (talk) 13:25, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry....I guess I wasn't thinking right. Marseillaise (talk) 13:26, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@Marseillaise: You apologised but you done it again. You have tested over here. For the fifth time, Meta is not the place to test. Test on publictestwiki. Adding non-existent categories which is equally disruptive which is what you did here. You said you 'wasn't thinking right'. It is fine if you done it once as a mistake but it is not fine to do it repetitively as it is disruptive. You done it after you apologised the second time. If you continue to be disruptive on meta, you may be blocked. This is your very final warning. Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:27, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

I understand. I will try to stay away from being blocked, I certainly don't want that. Marseillaise (talk) 17:53, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Can an admin please handle the problem. This user is still trying to test on meta and is adding non-existent categories to their talk page. Meta is not the place to do testing. I warned them many times. Pkbwcgs (talk) 20:05, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
IMO editing their own user/user talk pages isn’t an issue. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 21:02, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
I am not an Admin but agree that editing one's own user page should not be an issue. Editing one's own user talk page could be an issue if it interferes with the talk (such as falsifying or removing other people's comments). Adding nonexistent categories doesn't interfere with the talk. However, the entire pattern of behavior suggests that the user's goal is to annoy or get others to pay attention to him, which Admins should actively discourage. Spıke (talk)01:15 30-Aug-2018
@MacFan4000: The user was disruptive outside their userspace as well if you look in their contributions. Pkbwcgs (talk) 06:33, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Administrators, I think a block may be necessary here for the amount of disruptive editing. This edit is certainly unacceptable and I have given enough warnings and I certainly had enough of this. I have reminded Marseillaise many times to not test out of their userspace. I have suggested them to go to publictestwiki to do testing but they are just testing in Meta. Yes, testing in the userspace is acceptable but testing outside the userspace is unacceptable on meta and a block may be necessary as a result of the disruptive editing as it is not stopping. Pkbwcgs (talk) 10:16, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Do your testing at, you.

Spambot[edit source] is spamming persistently. See [1]. Could someone please globally block them. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:26, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

I caught User:RileyCotton and User:Emanuelzozor spamming on Special:AbuseLog. Could a steward or a member of CVT please block them. Pkbwcgs (talk) 15:13, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the report, however as the name indicates, this noticeboard is exclusively for Meta and Meta administrators. So, if possible, when requesting help from Stewards and CVT please use Community noticeboard or Stewards noticeboard if it's restricted to stewards. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:26, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay. Understood. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:10, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Please handle Special:AbuseLog/78100[edit source]

Hi, since meta is opted out from CVT, I'd like to have this case handled by a local admin. Thanks.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 22:22, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

User has been globally locked. Miraheze Logo.svg CnocBride | Talk | Contribs 13:42, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for autopatrolled[edit source]

Can someone please add the autopatrolled flag to my account here on Meta? Thanks. Amanda Catherine (talk) 19:12, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done John (talk) 19:22, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for adminship and bureaucrat[edit source]

Hi, I'd love to request to become an administrator and bureaucrat on Miraheze. I'm really interested in reverting vandalism, save peoples user pages from vandalism. I have reverted an inappropriate edit from User:Amanda Catherine. She awarded me with the vandalism award. I'd love to step in and become a hero and join in the piece of the action, plus I have lots of knowledge and more to share. Louise3 (talk) 20:08, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Weak oppose While I appreciate your efforts to revert vandalism and I applaud your enthusiasm, I don’t think you are active enough, both on this wiki independently, and in the global Miraheze community, to be granted these rights. Perhaps try again in a month or two once you have more experience and activity. Amanda Catherine (talk) 20:12, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose In light of further evidence that has now come to my attention, it is perfectly clear that the candidate is not being honest or forthcoming. Amanda Catherine (talk) 20:22, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
1 this isn’t the right place for this, 2. If you want to to anti vandal/anti spam work then CVT is probobly a better option. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 21:13, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Restoration of Sovereign.miraheze[edit source]

Hi all, we managed to get ourselves deleted for inactivity, even after checking and resetting the warning to let everyone know we are still active and maintaining the wiki. The majority of the Sovereign wiki is for the most part archived, meaning very few edits are now made. We have a list of role-plays that we need to maintain and can't be done by just one person (it creates an unweildly mess). Can we have this back or at the very least the data so that we can upload the information elsewhere? We're quite surprised that there was no attempt to contact us before the wiki was deleted yesterday. Enfaru (talk) 13:10, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi, we cannot restore the wiki content as we have no backup for the wiki. Since the backup was refreshed at 00:00am utc a few hours after deleting the wiki. Your welcome to request the same wiki through CreateWiki. You could even have your wiki whitelisted in future so it's not closed. See Dormancy Policy. And we apologize for any inconvenience caused by this. Paladox (talk) 18:15, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
O_O no backup!? Welp, that's the last time I use Miraheze. The entire point of using Miraheze was to have an online resource that could be used for a long period in the future and we would have at least liked to have an email that the board was going to be closed before you went ahead and deleted it. I've checked my emails and there's nothing, nada, no contact from Miraheze (and Miraheze emails are white listed and filtered into an appropriate folder for priority). You've cost us months and months of work so I am distinctly not happy. Enfaru (talk) 20:45, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
We do have backups just we deleted your wiki before a fresh backup was done which is done every sunday. You would have received your email 4months ago about the wiki being closed. Paladox (talk) 21:01, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
To clarify, the backups we have are for internal use. Users must request that there wiki is backups which is then accessible through Paladox (talk) 21:03, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
As I never delete my emails (for that address) I can confirm no such email was received four months ago. Who's bright idea was it to delete right before the backups are all deleted? Again, I took all necessary steps including making sure I had deactivated the notification on Sovereign at the time it was first flagged. If additional actions were required it needs to be made clearer/easier to undertake including the need to 'request' a backup of which I had no idea I would need to do. I had long been under the impression that backups would be kept for at least a week which users could request to roll back to in case of issue. You've screwed up so own it and do something about it to protect other users from suffering the same fate.
One last item: The email I was sent for another wiki states that I had six months from 7th June 2018 (this seems roughly like the time when I noted the wiki was marked for closure), which would mean the earliest time it should have been due for 'potential' deletion (as the email makes clear) is 7th November 2018. Not 120 days but at least six months. I've also just checked the Dormancy Policy which states that 180 not 120 days is required to elapse...which ties in with the six months. The dormancy also states that "Users will have a minimum time after each notice to fix the problem if they wish" meaning that 245 days should have passed before a flat out deletion or six months past the closure date. So much not happy. Enfaru (talk) 22:57, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Replying with comments to quotes;
  • "Who's bright idea was it to delete right before the backups are all deleted?" It was no ones. However because of a lack of funding, we have to be extremely conservative with backups and it is unfortunately a consequence of this, that this happened.
  • "Again, I took all necessary steps including making sure I had deactivated the notification on Sovereign at the time it was first flagged." Looking into the logs, the wiki was never marked as active or open after it was initially closed in June. The records, therefore, that Miraheze has retained with relation to this shows the wiki was inactive since approximately April and therefore enforcing the community-agreed Dormancy Policy was within Miraheze's rights. As we were not made aware of any issue regarding the functioning of our software being defective, Miraheze has no liability regarding the deletion of the wiki and its content.
  • "including the need to 'request' a backup of which I had no idea I would need to do. I had long been under the impression that backups would be kept for at least a week which users could request to roll back to in case of issue." We have never, at any time, not said users must request their own backups. It is clear and prominent on Backups, on the FAQ with the latter being prominently linked on several high profile pages as well as every single wiki upon creation. I do not know where you have gotten this information from, however, it is not from Miraheze.
  • "You've screwed up so own it and do something about it to protect other users from suffering the same fate." Miraheze and consequently it's operations staff have not screwed up. A process has been followed which has allowed sufficient time to resolve an issue and that was not resolved on the user part. Users are protected and in 3 years, this is the only case of this happening. There was one previous case of a wiki being deleted mistakenly, however because of backups being in place by the request of the wiki community it was resolved quickly and sufficiently as soon as the issue was brought to our attention.
  • "Not 120 days but at least six months." The Dormancy Policy is clear in this regard. Wikis are closed after 60 days of inactivity and deleted after a further 120 days of inactivity. The wiki was closed approximately midnight of June 7th 2018 and therefore was eligible for deletion on October 4th 2018 (having been 120 days since it was closed, thus 180 days since it was last active).
  • "The dormancy also states that "Users will have a minimum time after each notice to fix the problem if they wish" meaning that 245 days should have passed before a flat out deletion or six months past the closure date." You are misreading the policy to put it within your favour. There is a table which shows the minimum notice periods, they are not additive as you are putting them. 180 days is the minimum period with regards to deletion not 245 days. The minimum period is never stated except within the table as a reference, it is therefore inferred the minimum period is the time between two distinct actions (inactivity warning at 45 days, closure at 60 days - therefore the minimum notice period will be 15 days. As in there will be a minimum of 15 days between an inactivity warning and a closure notice at all regards).
Not a quoted comment however; you are arguing that you were never notified by Miraheze that your wiki was closed yet are telling us you were aware. Your argument seems to based on a lack of proper communication however there are no required standards of communication from with regard to this matter besides the on-wiki notice. You were informed of the intended actions as required by policy and thus you confirm you were aware of both the state of the wiki and the policy at hand.
John (talk) 23:48, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

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@Iucnelcwiki: Replied via email. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:47, 22 October 2018 (UTC)