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How is this being financed?[edit source]


There is no such thing as a free lunch, right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SeekTruthFromFacts‎ (talkcontribs)

@SeekTruthFromFacts: We are financed by donations and all of our payments are stored here. Reception123 (talk)(contribs) 12:15, 6 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the quick explanation. It might be good to explain more of this in the FAQ. SeekTruthFromFacts (talk) 12:22, 6 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree. I'm missing "Who are you?", "Why are you doing this?" and "How are you financing this?" on the FAQ. Those are the first three questions I ask when someone is providing a free-of-charge service. ClaesWallin (talk) 16:22, 26 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is for the founders to decide/add. Reception123 (talk)(contribs) 14:24, 27 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Miraheze is being financed by donations a list of which can be found here: Finance

The largest donor in 2017 has been Wikimedia Indonesia

Private wiki: main page readable/editable by anonymous user[edit source]

I just registered a private wiki with you, however, I noticed that the main page is readable and editable by anonymous users. How can I disable both? Is it through you Request features page? Thanks. Shadi

Hi, this is expected behavior. You can protect the main page here, and if you want a private main page you could look at this design. OfficeWiki has a publicly readable main page, which links to the 'actual, private main page' and has a link to login to the wiki. Southparkfan (talk) 09:47, 28 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Other topics[edit source]

  • what licenses can be used?
  • How do I make a donation?
  • How do I make a backup of my wiki?
  • What is the infrastructure's uptime?

Topics added above by Rsterbal and Samtar -- Samtar talk to me 12:14, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The donation question is already in FAQ and I have added the backup question. For the other two I am not sure, therefore I cannot give a definitive answer. Somebody else will have to answer that. --Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 13:40, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RobertSter (talk) 14:06, 24 August 2016 (UTC)Can we get a more detailed answer about backups? It seems like we should be automating the process on an opt in basis. Could we have a discussion about the needs for backup somewhere as well?Reply[reply]

The answer in the FAQ is more or less accurate as-is. We are not going to be automating wiki backups at this stage, it will remain manual. Backups are not stored off-site as there is no need to for simple useless (in our context) XML backups. We're not going to be investing in things which are not necessary to the running, security and redundancy of the entire operation. John (talk) 17:21, 24 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you want to provide alternative text to put in the FAQ section, please do so. John (talk) 17:22, 24 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggested FAQ item.[edit source]

I just wasted about an hour of my time searching for how a user creates an account. Since I was logged on, I did not see the words "Create account" in the upper right corner. It won't be uncommon for people to show friends and colleages Mirahenze and want to help them create accounts. You have to log out before your friend/colleague can create an account. Duh!

How do I create an account on Mirahenze?[edit source]

Look for Create account in the upper right corner. If a user has already logged into their Miraheze account, you need to Log out before you can create an account.

End of suggestion.--Guy vandegrift (talk) 15:28, 16 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links[edit source]

Can someone please edit this so that the request links point to Phabricator instead of Request features? MacFan4000 (talk) 16:03, 13 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MacFan4000: I'll leave it open for discussion but I'm not going to do it and I'm on the fence about all of your edits. Yes, phabricator is used for requests. No, people shouldn't be told to go to and figure it out on their own. The reason that the Request features page still exists and is linked to in the side bar is because it should provide users instructions on how to request things, as Phabricator can be confusing. It also gives link to direct forums depending on what is needed, not just a link to the homepage. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 17:28, 13 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update[edit source]

Vorticity->Labster MacFan4000 (talk) 00:33, 29 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 10:58, 29 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Steward to add category to FAQ page please[edit source]

I am currently tidying up the categories on Miraheze and believe the FAQ page would be useful in Category:Miraheze help. Can a Steward add this category to the FAQ page please as I do not have permission to make this edit. Many thanks. Borderman  talk | contribs | email 09:53, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Borderman: A good idea! I will add it. For the record, Stewards are in generally in charge of global matters and Meta administrators can deal with editing protected pages like this if needed. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 10:44, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Reception123: Thanks for adding the category. I have seen a few other pages that I cannot add categories to for the same reason so should I use the Meta:Administrators' noticeboard instead of the individual talk pages? Borderman  talk | contribs | email 10:58, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, that is not what I meant. The individual talkpage is a good place for these requests. I just meant that you should have in mind that not only stewards can deal with this sort of thing and if they did they would probably be doing it in their Meta administrator capability rather than Steward. Sorry for the confusion. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 11:00, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, got it! Cheers. Borderman  talk | contribs | email 11:02, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

alternative FAQs[edit source]

[08:36] <Rob-Sterbal> What are the most common questions asked in this channel?
[08:37] <+Reception123> One of the ones I've noticed is "When will my wiki request be approved" or similad
[08:37] <+Reception123> Similar*
[08:38] <Rob-Sterbal> That is the first one I added to this page:
[08:38] <+Reception123> Why did you create that page when we have FAQ?
[08:39] <+revi> deleted
[08:40] <+revi> feel free to modify FAQ
[08:40] <+revi> (if protected, ask on wiki for edit
[08:40] <Rob-Sterbal> do NOT delete my pages
[08:40] <+revi> no
[08:40] <+Reception123> Your page was a copy of FAQ
[08:40] <Rob-Sterbal> get oput of my space
[08:40] <+revi> you have no authority to order me
[08:40] <Rob-Sterbal> it was not
[08:40] <+revi> thanks.
[08:41] <+Reception123> You can't just created a page with the exact same purpose of the other one
[08:41] <Rob-Sterbal> stop deleting  my pages
[08:41] <+revi> your space is, stricty speaking, userpages
[08:41] <+revi> not main NS
[08:41] <Rob-Sterbal> JohnLewis please ask people to stop deletng my pages
[08:42] <+Reception123> JohnLewis cannot decide that by himself.
[08:42] <Rob-Sterbal> nor should you
[08:42] <+Reception123> Me and revi are both Meta administrators and deleting is at our discretion
[08:42] <Rob-Sterbal> stop
[08:42] <+Reception123> Please explain why you created [[FAQs]] when we already have [[FAQ]]
[08:43] <Rob-Sterbal> because mine would be organized differently
[08:43] * ChanServ sets mode: +o revi
[08:43] <@revi> I think we had enough drama from you, this is last warning that you'll be banned after one more time you continue causing drama (at ops discretion).
[08:43] * revi sets mode: -o revi
[08:43] <+revi> officially speaking as an op, so opped

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rsterbal (talkcontribs)

There is no "alternative" FAQs. Any idea can be proposed to this FAQ by using this talkpage, so there is no point of an alternative of this page, and it would just confuse people to have to look at two FAQs instead of one. The point of a FAQ page is so that people can easily understand things, not make things more complicated. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 12:47, 22 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The point of my page was to have an easy link that could be posted in the channel for questions in the channel that came up repeatedly.

Rsterbal (talk) 19:10, 22 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Then we could make FAQ/IRC but a FAQ out of the current FAQ namespace would not be appropriate. And there should be no need for a channel specific FAQ, as channel questions are similar/the same as on-wiki questions. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 19:36, 22 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Of course there is a reason for a separate page. When you send someone a link, it should be relevant from the context they are. In this case a page should be created to explain to the people who use chat (what percentage of users use it?) what the answers are to the most commonly asked questions in the channel. There should also be more exposition for the answers than you would typically do on an IRC exchange.

I'm getting the sense that you only see one way of answering people's questions. Rsterbal (talk) 02:13, 23 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chat Policy[edit source]

Where is the chat policy located? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rsterbal (talkcontribs)

We do not have a chat policy yet. You are free to make a draft for one. Also please sign your talkpage posts with ~~~~. Reception123 (talk) (contribs) 13:26, 22 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding a page covering wiki tools[edit source]

Can we add a link to a page that covers tools (not extensions) that help people author wiki pages?

Two tools that I'd like to see on that page are excel2wiki and WikiUp

Anti spam[edit source]

How safe are Miraheze wikis from spam. Non-Miraheze/unprotected wikis can get flooded with spam and fake user accounts? Rob Kam (talk) 12:10, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I believe I can answer this. No wiki is safe from spam; even if you make your wiki read-only to non-logged-in users, it still usually takes a human being to distinguish fake user accounts, as Darwinian survival leads them to try to look non-fake. (Big hints: female full name followed by a number, creates a user page with bad English and glaring inconsistencies while stating personal aspirations.) Miraheze wikis come with Abuse Filter installed, which lets Admins write Regular Expressions and permaban users who add matching text to any page. Spıke (talk)14:15 8-Sep-2017
On my non-Miraheze wiki I deny access to IPs blacklisted by Stop Forum Spam. I found the Abuse Filter very effective but multiple fake user accounts still get created so I've taken to moderating new user accounts - unfortunately this might discourage editing. The wikis I've seen elsewhere soon after setting up are quickly flooded by spam-bots. With the wikis I have on Miraheze, after the initial few months I've not noticed any problems. Rob Kam (talk) 17:51, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A majority of the global spam we get is prevented by global abusefilter 14, which simply prevents anon users from creating a user-page. The rest of it is caught by filter 18 (which is currently shockingly simple), although this filter is known to have occasional false positives. So, the majority of the spam I see is actually by IPs. Although filter 19 targets fake user accounts, it doesn't have nearly as many hits as the other anti-spam measures. The spam that does get through the filters I frequently see in the global recent changes feed for all wikis, and I deal with that by hand. On occasion, I have been forced to create filters on a wiki to prevent the spam from becoming overwhelming. -- Void Whispers 19:39, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving from another host[edit source]

Is there any way to bring the users over when moving from another host to Miraheze? Rob Kam (talk) 12:13, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I doubt there is, or ought to be, an automated method. I suggest personal invitation. You ought not to create an account for someone else who doesn't elect to be here. Spıke (talk)14:15 8-Sep-2017
Since we have shared users, we don't import user tables, but users can just create accounts on Miraheze and they can be linked to previous contributions (from an XML import) by a sysadmin. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:58, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Where do we request this? Psephomancy (talk) 15:26, 13 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Psephomancy: Really sorry for the late response. If you are referring to transferring users, that should be requested on Phabricator. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:53, 25 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How are users linked to previous contributions: do they need to use the same emails to register? LAdams (talk) 09:26, 6 June 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAQ again[edit source]

@Void: when you write a tutorial and find yourself writing, "What does this all mean?" it is a hint that even you know your intro wasn't clear. Let me try, and you can take whatever you find useful.

What's going on with my main page?[edit source]

The main page of a wiki is subject to two special rules:

  • It is readable by everyone, even if your wiki is private. (See below.)
  • Mobile devices cannot tap on section headings to get that section to expand. This restriction suits projects of the WikiMedia Foundation but can frustrate some Miraheze users.

One way around both special rules is to have your Main Page redirect to some other page, as explained below.

To overcome the special rule on section headings, you could remove section headings from your wiki's Main Page. You could also make your Main Page's section headings HTML divisions. For example,

And continue as before, but please explain those "other issues." Spıke (talk)03:43 16-Jan-2018

I wrote this part up pretty late at night, and I knew it needed help. I like the version you created, and will try and get around to cleaning it up shortly. -- Void Whispers 18:37, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pretty much done. I created User:Void/Mobile Main Page to explain how one can use HTML divisions and stuff. -- Void Whispers 19:42, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That gets it done. I had a suggestion, which I made on the new article's talk page. Spıke (talk)21:04 17-Jan-2018

Add a note that if your Main_Page doesn't import successfully, it was probably older than the Miraheze default one, as can be seen in the Main_Page History. So you would need to make a minor edit of it for it to become current. Jidanni (talk) 05:35, 5 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question:[edit source]

How many wikis can a user have active at once? (Just wanted to know) --Brynda1231 (talk) 20:07, 9 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Brynda1231: there is no limit, i seem to remember that a user has 5 wikis. I would recommend not having too many Wikis unless it is clear that the topics you want to work on are not related to each other. For example, in a single wiki you could contain topics related to Sports and another wiki one for Video Games. --Wiki1776 (talk) 20:33, 9 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to set a new logo and favicon, exactly?[edit source]

In Special:ManageWiki there are entries for logo and favicon but it's not explained what we're supposed to write there. I tried uploading a logo and then writing there File:Wiki.png (notice how I used the default MediaWiki logo name) but the logo is now blank; I tried inserting the whole URL but that didn't work either.--Wedhro (talk) 13:25, 22 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please read Tech:Change a wiki's logo. MacFan4000 (Talk Contribs) 14:42, 22 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is Special:SiteMatrix now Special:WikiDiscover?[edit source]

I noticed SiteMatrix was a redlink and knew WikiDiscover was a thing so thought I'd ask that in case it should be changed since I can't edit the page myself. - 2601:801:4100:81BC:0:0:0:4125 16:56, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Void Whispers 17:05, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow! That was fast! Thanks! - 2601:801:4100:81BC:0:0:0:4125 17:11, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Total Contribs?[edit source]

How do I check my total contributions (total number of edits) on Miraheze, or at least my total contributions on a Miraheze wiki? Melofors (talk) 02:38, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can check your total contributions (as well as a breakdown of those total edits across Wikis) from Special:CentralAuth and inputting your username. -- Elaeagnifolia (talk) 06:38, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey Melofors, If you copy User:RhinosF1/global.js on to User:Melofors/global.js then on every wiki that has global css/js enabled you'll be able to see on User:/User talk: pages:
  • User groups the user is in
  • Account age
  • Number of edits
  • Time since last edit
Hope that helps, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat) · CA · contribs · Rights - on) 14:53, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Sorry for the late reply. Melofors (talk) 22:19, 17 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Account creation[edit source]


  • On my wiki, if the user clicks "Create Account", is he creating an account on my wiki, or on Miraheze?
  • I don't want users to create accounts on my wiki. On my Help page I say "email me at [email protected] telling me why you need an account, and I will create one for you." So say how to disable users from creating accounts.
  • My other wiki is for showing off my great grandmother's creative writings. So even if somebody does create an account, I don't want them to edit anything. Mention how to set that setting.

Thanks. Jidanni (talk) 06:05, 5 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All accounts created are global across all of Miraheze. With this system, it is impossible to prevent a user from creating an account. To restrict editing from groups, you can use Special:ManageWiki/permissions to remove the edit permission from the "*" and "user" groups and then assign it to whatever group you wish to be able to edit. -- Void Whispers 18:29, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Indeed, one observes even just viewing a page on any wiki on Special:WikiDiscover will create a (fresh, date just seconds ago) account there, as seen on that wiki's Special:ListUsers. (To avoid account creation use an incognito browser window.) Jidanni (talk) 14:42, 13 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Note: editing "Special:ManageWiki/permissions to remove the edit permission from the "*" and "user"" will create a nightmare if one ever wants to restore defaults: 1) hundreds of clicks needed. 2) No list of what the defaults were. One can only poke around for somebody else's freshly created wiki to see what they were, (using the same URL path but with different wiki name.) Jidanni (talk) 06:22, 12 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Returning users[edit source]

So after upon importing a wiki, users should Create Account with the exact same Username as they had before, and then when they click Contributions, they will see all their pre-Import edits, (and newer post-Import edits, if any yet, all listed together) just as if the wiki had never been moved?

So in theory, if previous User B beats previous User A in the race to Create Account after the move to Miraheze, he could create an account called User A, and then people would think, "Odd, in the past User B supported more welfare cuts, but now he supports less, and odd, has even edited several of his old articles to change his views..."?

(Yes, most users are gentlemen and would not pretend to be somebody else. Jidanni (talk) 17:09, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pre-import edits are not reassigned to a user's account upon creation. While it is possible to do this manually, we'd like to have some evidence that the returning user is the same as the original. -- Void Whispers 18:26, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, let's work out a procedure, for putting in a wiki's Site Notice or somewhere. 1. User visits wiki and notices he is not logged in anymore. 2. He tries to login but finds his Username/password is invalid. 3. Eventually he figures out he needs to create an account. 4. OK, he creates an account with the same name as his existing contributions (possible?). Or he is told that account already exists? Or he is told that he needs to contact Miraheze staff if he wants to become the owner of that account (that has edits, but never has been logged in)? Best would be me, the wikisysop for that wiki, to somehow step in and approve him... Jidanni (talk) 15:48, 13 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It seems it is possible to have User:Ralph on wiki A and User:Ralph on wiki B, due to imports. But when Ralph tries to create an account, there can be no existing Ralph global account for him to succeed. And then there is the problem of linking the account number to the edits. So confusing. Jidanni (talk) 16:09, 13 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When content is imported, it is not assigned to an account unless there is an already existing account and some flag was set to attribute the imported content to existing accounts. Otherwise, the account name on imported edits is still free to use, as it is not actually in the form of an account name. Usernames on imported contributions tend to be (when they are not assigned to an account) in the form of an interwiki prefix (typically from Special:Interwiki, but it can be whatever the importer specifies) followed by the greater than symbol (">") and then the account name. So mh>Example would be an example. Basically though, importing content does not create an account for the contributions to be tied to. -- Void Whispers 02:15, 16 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

robots.txt[edit source]

Are previous wikis' robots.txt files relevant on Miraheze? As they are usually for keeping bots out of non-content areas to reduce load, I bet probably not useful, as Miraheze probably has their own methods. Jidanni (talk) 17:13, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indeed, I see my new wiki comes with a complete robots.txt and even sitemaps! Case closed. Jidanni (talk) 01:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jidanni: Just for your information, if at any time would would like your wiki not to be indexed by search engines you can request that on Phabricator and a sysadmin will change the restricted ManageWiki setting for that. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:04, 14 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[edit source]

I don't know :-( — Preceding unsigned comment added by BasToTheMax (talkcontribs) 08:59, 23 May 2020‎

@BasToTheMax: You can read ManageWiki#How_do_I_change_my_logo.2Ffavicon.3F for that. Let me know if you have any other questions. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:14, 23 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FTP[edit source]

Does Miraheze allow users to use ftp clients ???--Engeh2020 (talk) 11:45, 8 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, If you need something on done on the server. Please open a Phabricator task. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 17:05, 14 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links[edit source]

There is a wrong link in the page to correct: it should link to Extensions but instead it links to Request_features. --Driolar (talk) 16:53, 14 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Driolar: Hi, which link are you talking about ? HeartsDo (Talk || Global || Wiki Creator) 17:08, 14 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am talking about the text "...The page Extensions describes extensions that a..." at last paragraph of section 6.2 (Why can't I do the tricks I can do on other wikis?). Driolar (talk) 13:24, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Driolar: Yep, is not correct, thanks for the report :) ! @Dmehus: Can you modify this please ? HeartsDo (Talk || Global || Wiki Creator) 16:38, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@HeartsDo: Thanks. @Driolar: This is  done with this edit diff; however, I have still left in request features as it does talk about requesting extensions on Phabricator. I've simply reworded it and clarified it a bit, and also updated the tvar variable as we were using rf for the Extensions page. Let me know if okay, or if further edits are needed. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:54, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Addition req[edit source]

Section name: How do I change the name of Main Page?

Visit <code>MediaWiki:Mainpage</code> in your wiki. You will see "Main Page" or your language's default main page. Click {{int:vector-view-edit}}. Decide which page should be your new main page, and put that page's name. After verifying you entered correct page name, save it. Voila! Done.

Incorporating Discord FAQ to FAQ. Feel free to decide which section it should belong. Text is translate-extension ready (MediaWiki: page does not need translation because it's not locale-specific. int: dynamically displays mediawiki interface strings based on the user's language, therefore no translation needed). — revi 16:28, 16 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hello[edit source]

How do I put a logo in my wiki 21:16, 13 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply], thank you for the question. For future reference, the best places to ask these questions are community noticeboard (on-wiki), at #miraheze connect on IRC, or in a relevant channel on our Discord server. In this case, since this question is relevant to and answered by a FAQ question, I'm going to leave this thread here. Please see this question and answer which provides you the answer. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:43, 13 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: FAQ#How_many_servers_do_you_have,_and_where_are_your_servers_located?[edit source]

Two obvious follow-up questions - which does not, of course, mean they're asked frequently - but which did at least occur to me in about, say, a New York minute (appropriately enough) were:-

  • Why don't you boast a server in the US so as to gain certain constitutional protections, especially under the first amendment?
  • (even more obviously) Can one request a wiki be hosted on / moved to a server in a particular jurisdiction?

Best wishes, -J CptRabid (talk) 09:56, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't see how the first amendment offers any particular protections to business speech. It certainly doesn't do anything more for the end user, if anything it could even be more restrictive in some aspects. As Miraheze is entirely hosted in the UK (iirc) and is just not big enough to 'pick and choose' aside from particular databases within the same housing (as well, all key infrastructure volunteers are in the UK and there's little such connections we have in the US) I'm afraid the second question is not practical. But a member of SRE can offer a clearer answer, as I am a Steward and so am talking slightly out of my scope. --Raidarr (talk) 12:14, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mea culpa, @Raidarr: a more carefully expressed version of my first enquiry would be (say):-

Given that, according to the FAQ, although "[m]ost of our servers are located in London, one of them is located in the Canada (cp9) and cp3 is located in Singapore," why don't you [=also] boast a server in the US so as to gain access to various constitutional protections, especially under the first amendment?

>> the first amendment [..] certainly doesn't
>> do anything more for the end user

Huh? Really? Without wishing to sound tiresomely patriotic, have you compared your defamation case-law to ours recently? -J CptRabid (talk) 20:29, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have you? ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 20:32, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Having a server in the US would do nothing to help free speech. I could shout anything I like out of my window in the UK and I'm pretty sure my neighbours would barely even notice I did anything. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 20:35, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm real glad you can very ably cite foreign statute-law, @RhinosF1: - but I very specifically wrote 'case-law', so let's stick to the point, shall we? Oh and, by the way: I live in the UK. And if I kept shouting out of my window, my neighbours would undoubtedly upload the footage to YouTube. So if I was, let's say, publicly proclaiming my sincere belief that you're guilty of pederasty you short-eyed smegball, I'd be expecting to hear from your lawyers in the morning. Capiche? -J CptRabid (talk) 20:52, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I can assure you lawyers would be going nowhere near. I don't even have my own lawyer. We'd have zero benefit to servers in the US. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 21:01, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No lawyer sounds great: if only we scribes could get by without them - I'm with John Cade aaall the way on that, believe me. But, hey, why would you need one anyway, @RhinosF1:? You are one, right? Hence your inestimably valuable (if somewhat ungrammatical - surprisingly, given your profession - but let that slide) gratis legal judgement that MH would accrue precisely no ('zero') benefit from adding a US server to its Canadian and Singaporean brethren. I stand quite corrected: thanks. And the best of British luck to you, racking up all those juicy billable hours. -J CptRabid (talk) 19:04, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We don't have a server in Singapore and haven't for quite a while. I'm not a lawyer and I make no attempt to hide my lack of ability to write in my own language. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 19:29, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, you're a good man, @RhinosF1:. And a good man always knows his limitations. -J CptRabid (talk) 21:23, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor errors on the FAQ page (12 Aug 2022)[edit source]

Hello! I'm not sure if the following un-wikilinked links in the FAQs page are intentional, but it seems like they should be wikilinked:

1. In the Do I need to learn MediaWiki? portion of the MediaWiki section on the FAQ page the reader is directed to go to the Special:ManageWiki/extensions page to enable 'Visual Editor', however the text for that link is not wikilinked.

2. In the Why are Wikimedia Commons files on my wiki? portion also of the MediaWiki section, the reader is told to go to "Special:ManageWiki/settings" if they would like to disable InstantCommons, however the text for that link is also not wikilinked.

Also, there are two email addresses in the I've got an issue with a user or wiki portion of the Miscellaneous section which likely need to be formatted to match the other email addresses on the FAQ page: "conduct[at]Miraheze[dot]org" and "stewards[at]Miraheze[dot]org"

Thanks! Scandi (talk) 01:45, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately the page is unnecessarily protected at the admin level, which allows only stewards/admins to do this. I could even handle it. — Pixial [Talk] 03:58, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's why I posted it here. I could easily fix it, too, but lack the permissions. They're rather minor edits. Scandi (talk) 05:39, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The page syntax is poorly updated. I recommend that you get in touch with an active steward on Discord, for example, tell them what minor edits to make. — Pixial [Talk] 01:01, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi there, I have fixed the email section. As for the link part, if we linked to, say Special:ManageWiki/extensions, that'd take you to the page for Meta but since you're not a Meta bureaucrat or Steward, you can't edit Meta's settings so that's why we don't link it, so as to not confuse readers. Thank you for your edit request! Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:33, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor issues[edit source]

Just thought I would point out two minor issues I noticed-

Translation issues[edit source]

Hi, I have reviewed this page for mark it for translation, but I found two issues:

- Unit 23: Translation variable "$donate" is defined multiple times with different content. Change the variable names to be unique within the translation unit.

- Unit 142: Translation variable "$wpcon" is defined multiple times with different content. Change the variable names to be unique within the translation unit.

If an sysop can correct this and mark the page for translation if we are okay to go, this would be great. HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 19:30, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Unit 23 done, Unit 142 already done by OrangeStar,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 19:35, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Protected edit request[edit source]

See the issues pointed out above by HeartsDo (Unit 142 is the hatnote at section 4.1.1 ("What is consensus")). Also at section 4.1.1, I think the hatnote should be changed from "For help on how to close a discussion and determine consensus, check out Wikipedia's article on advice to their administrators" to "For help on how to close a discussion and determine consensus, check out Wikipedia's article on closing discussions" OrangeStar (talk) 19:53, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I allow my wiki users to upload profile pictures[edit source]

Can I allow my wiki users to upload profile pictures Mahdir211 (talk) 20:56, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Through the SocialProfile extension, yes, but uploads are currently disabled due to a server issue. Agent Isai Talk to me! 21:05, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ok Mahdir211 (talk) 13:51, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why can I not edit the main page (default) of my wiki?[edit source]

I cannot edit the default main page of my wiki, which is annoying. I can edit other pages but not my own wiki’s main page. Cultnan0 (talk) 20:06, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to hide draft articles on a wiki?[edit source]

How to implement a user group, (unless there's a better way to do this) that can view and edit draft pages and to have these pages otherwise invisible to everyone else? Rob Kam (talk) 14:43, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]