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    Community portals[edit source]

    How do I create a community portal for my wiki? Elijah Wilder (talk) 19:18, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    You can create a page named Project:Community portal on your wiki. Tali64³ (talk) 19:30, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It won't have a button like it does here? Elijah Wilder (talk) 19:33, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You can add the button by making sure InputBox is enabled on your wiki and then creating a form with the type property being set to commenttitle. Tali64³ (talk) 19:38, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Twinkle doesn't work[edit source]

    I have tried several ways of running twinkle on Free Editing Wiki (on my account, not as a gadget), and I have the following three problems:

    1. "twinkleoptions.js could not be loaded."
    2. The rollback links don't work.
    3. After clicking a rollback link, it would bring me to <page name>&twinklerevert=norm

    Bbbtest (talk) 20:10, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I think you get the first error because you have to edit your settings at Meta:Twinkle/Preferences first. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:11, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: I did! In fact I did it on three wikis:,, and Bbbtest (talk) 20:42, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    It doesn't even work here. Bbbtest (talk) 02:39, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    (That was using that gadget) Bbbtest (talk) 03:56, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    User:Bbbtest The dev wiki version works fine for me. It might be a browser issue. Is there anything in the console? Naleksuh (talk) 06:44, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Naleksuh: Using ios right now, will check tomorrow on my computer. Bbbtest (talk) 07:12, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    User:Agent Isai That page will only change the settings on Meta. To edit Twinkle across all of Miraheze, use Twinkle/Preferences Naleksuh (talk) 06:44, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    hotcat[edit source]

    how do i get hotcat on my wiki? thank you Lolkikmoddi (talk) 15:52, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Please see Gadgets/HotCat. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 16:11, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can't create a page[edit source]

    I tried to create a redirect, but it got blocked by the abuse filter. Could someone fix this? Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail) 22:11, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Due to an extremely high amount of spam and accidental page creations by novice users, non-autopatrolled users can't create pages. Is there a page in particular which you want to create? Agent Isai Talk to me! 22:34, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Agent Isai: I wanted to redirect Fundraiser 2023 to Fundraiser. Could I have the autopatrolled right? Bbbtest (talk | contribs | e-mail) 00:00, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I created. by Buehl106·Talk·e-mail 00:23, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Bureaucrats[edit source]

    So, with John gone, we are now down to only one bureaucrat. As a reminder, unlike your average Miraheze wiki, bureaucrats here don't have access to ManageWiki and are more like bureaucrats on wikis like the English Wikipedia, with their most sensitive access being the ability to manage membership to the interface-admin group.

    If anyone reading this has ever wanted to be a bureaucrat on Meta, I'd say now it's the moment to head over to Meta:Requests for permissions. It's not a role that will take much of your time, as local RfCs and local requests for rights are pretty rare here. OrangeStar (talk) 20:59, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I had in mind Void and Owen as individuals who meet what I would like to see in a meta bureaucrat. There are few who fit the suited image of being extremely well established and having a proven record of even temperament for the most central wiki in Miraheze ops. I am interested in two candidates for the purposes of tiebreaking and because quite frankly I think there is a need for more ironclad candidates in the role than previously or currently exist. --Raidarr (talk) 21:14, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm not sure about Owen, I thought they were already dedicated to their Trust and Safety and Board roles. I also don't know about Void, but that's more because I don't know who they are. OrangeStar (talk) 21:21, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Both would need to consent and be open to it of course. I have them in mind as well-balanced if somewhat obscure figures on the platform, who are still active enough to deal with the incredibly limited but high-trust when present workload that meta bc requires. They have their primary roles but this would be a low intensity backup function. Even for John and Reception meta bc has always been secondary to what they do/have done primarily. --Raidarr (talk) 21:24, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Let's try asking them then. @Void and Owen: what do you think, would you like to try running for Meta bureaucrat? OrangeStar (talk) 21:27, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If they'd be willing to accept I'd be fine going ahead and nominating them. --Raidarr (talk) 21:33, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Trying to replace him already? Far too soon. I will soon post a discussion on the incident that led to John's retirement, but for now there is no need to do anything. In the original discussion people were saying not to run around chaotically or take actions based on emotions, well, that applies here too. Naleksuh (talk) 23:20, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Having a second bureaucrat isn't something bad or is it? Reception123 is the lone bureaucrat at this moment. Agent Isai Talk to me! 23:23, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Does the "or is it" imply you think I think having a second bureaucrat is bad? I don't think that. Bureaucrats don't do time-sensitive tasks and a discussion about the private club would best be had before then. John was one of the few people here that I thought was a voice of reason and now he has retired. He has retired several times before then come back, but of course there have been several more resignations since then. I can't do anything to stop it. That said, I am glad your suggestions were people not involved in the March 16 club issue. Was that intentional? Naleksuh (talk) 23:31, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Dealing with an absence that appears set in stone is entirely separate from what you're otherwise on about.
    You seem to be talking to multiple people at the same time and alternating between them hence the second question, but my suggestions are people who I found to be quite level headed and long established as well as quite neutral in a majority of issues. That was intentional. That doesn't need to wait for any other periphery discussion. --Raidarr (talk) 23:47, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]