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Hi. My name is Blubabluba9990. I am not as active on the Reception Wikis anymore, since Qualitipedia is back open and there have been no major threats to the existence of the Reception Wikis recently, and since I am blocked on Miraheze Meta. I am active on YouTube and a lurker on Reddit. I may become more active on these wikis in the future.

I have Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, and Anxiety Disorder. I align with the left wing, so please do not persecute me for my political beliefs.

Why I prefer Miraheze over FANDOM:

  1. Since it is not-for-profit, there are no ads.
  2. A much more simplistic design and appearance than FANDOM, as unlike FANDOM, Miraheze is uncustomized and is pure-MediaWiki.
  3. The stewards are very helpful, and respond faster than FANDOM staff.
  4. Unlike FANDOM, the global block logs, lock logs, and global user contributions are visible, so you know why users were globally blocked/locked.
  5. Miraheze’s Terms of Use is much simpler and shorter than FANDOM’s Terms of Use.
  6. It allows constructive criticism, which is why the Reception Wikis were moved here from FANDOM after they were closed there.
  7. The new UCP update on FANDOM impairs a lot of the functionality there and thus makes Miraheze easier to use.
  8. Far more customization options, including the ability to choose between various skins.
  9. Much more community-oriented than FANDOM.
  10. Multiple additional features that are not on FANDOM:
    • Users can be blocked from specific namespaces, which makes it easier for there to be a block that fits their specific violation.
    • A dark mode, which is nice considering the default white background.
    • The ability to hide specific revisions of page histories, including the changes, the edit summary, and the username, which is useful for hiding inappropriate edits/summaries/usernames.
    • Chat, which was on FANDOM but was removed.
    • Threaded comments and message walls via two different extensions.

Bad Qualities

  1. Miraheze does not have some features that FANDOM has, such as achievements/badges, which are a controversial feature on FANDOM anyway.
    • Miraheze also does not have announcements like FANDOM does, but they do have MediaWiki:Sitenotice, which puts a notice at the top of every page, and pretty much has the same function as announcements on FANDOM.
  2. You have to request for a wiki to be made, and it has to be approved by stewards, though this is to prevent unnecessary wikis from flooding the site, and to prevent malicious wikis from being created.
    • You also have to request an account rename, which is likely for a similar reason.
      • However, unlike on FANDOM, accounts can be renamed more than once, so it sort of evens out.
  3. Wikis also end up getting closed after a few months of inactivity, which gets annoying, however this is due to efficiency reasons to keep wikis from clogging the farm.
  4. Comments unfortunately do not count as contributions, and you can’t get notifications from them.
  5. The VisualEditor is still bad, as there is no way to upload images or add infoboxes using the VisualEditor: it has to be done all in the Source Editor. Though this is more a problem with the MediaWiki editor in general than Miraheze-specific.
  6. It is also harder to upload images as they have to be uploaded separately.
  7. Unfortunately, the Qualitipedia wikis were closed, and Miraheze is no longer allowing new reception wikis to be created.

Links to every open and public non-Qualitipedia reception wiki




Since Qualitipedia has been closed, users should visit these sites.

For all known reception wikis, open, closed, and deleted, see mh:receptionwikis:List of reception wikis.