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Welcome to Miraheze[edit source]

Hello, Integer, and welcome to Miraheze! Miraheze is a free, non-for-profit wiki hosting service. If you would like to start a wiki please fill in this form or, if you'd like to contribute to an existing wiki, please see a few wikis here or the full list of wikis here. Note that (private) wikis aren't accessible unless you are given access, and closed wikis cannot be edited.

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Thanks,
DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 14:33, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

@DarkMatterMan4500 Ok, thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Integer (talkcontribs) 14:36, 17 December 2020‎ (UTC)

Wiki Request #15724[edit source]

Hi Integer,

Thank you for your kind words on your user page about Miraheze, and for your asking users to donate to Miraheze.

Regarding your above wiki request, it has been approved and created as a non-exclusive, general interest youth-targeted encyclopedia wiki, but a couple quick notes for you on that:

  1. Please do not try and attempt to create a complete fork of English Wikipedia, with its some 64 million content pages, as we simply do not have technical capacity to spare to just one wiki for that. As a more philosophical reason behind this, it becomes impossible for one user to realistically manage, enhance, edit, maintain, and combat vandalism on that many pages; and,
  2. General interest and knowledge encyclopedia wikis on Miraheze generally struggle to attract participating interest from members of the community, mainly because there's already Wikipedia, so you will quite likely be the only user editing your created wiki for a considerable period of time.

Again, thank you for choosing Miraheze, and for your kind words. :)

Cheers,
Dmehus (talk) 14:48, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

I understand and accept this. Thank you! Integer (talk) 14:55, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Okay, cool, and  no problem. Dmehus (talk) 15:00, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus Can you kindly enable the Extension:Validator for this wiki? It would make articles much better, and is quite important to retain article quality, otherwise there are lots of errors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Integer (talkcontribs) 02:26, 19 December 2020‎ (UTC)
@Integer: It doesn't seem like Validator is installed on Miraheze, when I look in Special:ManageWiki/extensions. So, can you please use this feature request form on Phabricator to create a request for this extension to be installed on Miraheze? Once security reviewers have given it the green light, then it can be installed by system administrators on Miraheze. Use the MediaWiki login button to create your Phabricator account if you haven't already done so. Dmehus (talk) 03:06, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
Ok, thank you! Integer (talk) 04:49, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
 No problem! Dmehus (talk) 05:06, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

Spamming[edit source]

You been blocked for spamming numerous user talks without reason, you can appeal, and if satisfactory you may be unblocked before then. Zppix (Meta | Sysadmin | talk to me) 23:38, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

@User:Zppix My intention wasn't to spam, but put a welcome message. I did not realize that would be considered spam. If I am unblocked, I will not put these messages again, I promise. Integer (talk) 23:39, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
Unblocked with a restriction of not being allowed creating pages that contain only a template for a period of 7 calendar days. If violated user will be re-blocked. Zppix (Meta | Sysadmin | talk to me) 23:42, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
Understood. Thank you. Integer (talk) 23:43, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
@Integer: To expand on what @Zppix: said above, while your welcome messages were good-faith, so I wouldn't consider them spam, the reality is that we do not add {{welcome}} to a user's Meta Wiki user talk page until they have made their first editing contribution (i.e., not just a log action) on Meta. The reason for this is two-fold. For one thing, users' accounts are automatically added to Meta and they may never participate here. Secondarily, often user accounts end up being sockpuppet accounts, spam only accounts, or throwaway vandalism only accounts, so there's no need to welcome those accounts merely for attaching their account. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 03:23, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
That makes more sense. I will keep that in mind in the future. Thanks for letting me know! Integer (talk) 18:24, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Test[edit source]

Test --Integer talk 01:11, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Userbox template categories[edit source]

Hi Integer,

I'm going to ask you to please investigate, and fix, Template:User hindu and Template:Thank Button so that your user page is correctly categorized by the templates. I could probably figure it out, but thought it a useful task for you to perform.

Many thanks,
Dmehus (talk) 18:52, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Dmehus: Alright! Give me just a moment. Integer talk 18:53, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Could you please import them on Login Wiki? R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 19:03, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Integer: Could you please make these templates on Login Wiki as all global user pages (which are shown on all wikis unless a local one has been created is shown) are hosted there? You could then request them to be imported here on Meta:AN. R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 19:24, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
 Yes, I can try. Integer talk 19:25, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Creating them on Login Wiki ensures that a greater number of users can use it. :) R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 19:27, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
 Done, and no problem! Integer talk 19:31, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
I think you misunderstood me. I asked you to create new templates on Login Wiki only and request them to be imported here on Meta:AN. As for the already created ones, you should request a Steward on SN to import them to Login Wiki. And in my honest view, we do not really need so many userboxes. But having said that, I cannot see any harm in having them either. R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 19:53, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, ok. I thought you meant to just add them over there. Ok, I will keep that in mind going forward. Integer talk 19:54, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I think it has been done. Integer talk 19:22, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Just a Friendly Note[edit source]

Hi, I noticed that you removed your message because you apparently thought my answer was better. Even though it is really your choice, this is not necessary. Thank you. R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 22:14, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Right, I just thought it was better to not confuse a new user. Face-smile.svg Thank you for the personal message though! Integer talk 22:17, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

About unsigned template on User talk:Void[edit source]

Hi,

Just to let you know that as a patroller, we have guidelines when we add unsigned template, so if you want to help add it, you can read point 1 on this page. HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 06:16, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! Integer talk 13:17, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Regarding Your Recent Template Creations[edit source]

As I have already told you on Meta:AN, please do not copy-paste content from Wikipedia or really, anywhere without any attribution. You should at least, include a link to Wikipedia in your revision summary. A better idea is requesting Meta Sysops to do this for you on Meta:AN. Also, why are you creating so many templates which do not appear to be necessary? There are many ways you can help us out. And one of them is translating pages. You can find the full list of untranslated strings here. With your knowledge of different non-English languages, I think you can help us a lot there. Thank you. R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 15:43, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

I just thought that Meta could use more of such templates, as we really only have much of the voting ones. Regardless, yes, I can translate as well. Thank you too. Integer talk 15:44, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, you can always create templates on Template Wiki. R4356th 2,595 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 15:51, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Mass creation of templates for Meta Wiki[edit source]

Hi Integer,

As with DarkMatterMan4500, your creation of templates for Meta Wiki is done in good-faith and laudable, so Face-smile.svg Thank you for that (that is one example of a useful template, by the way). However, I can't help but feel like you are both adding templates en masse from English Wikipedia, principally, without regard to the templates' utility. Additionally, please consider that Meta Wiki is not Miraheze Template Wiki, the free template repository. In my local capacity as an administrator on Miraheze Template Wiki, I'd be willing to grant you local importer privileges on that wiki if you are wanting to assist in importing useful templates that have broad, pan-Miraheze applicability, but only if you commit to importing templates that are (a) not too Wikipedia-specific, (b) in keeping with Miraheze Template Wiki's community-approved scope, and if (c) you commit to de-Wikipedia-ifying them. I wouldn't want to add autopatrolled on that wiki, though, until I get a feel for whether or not you understand the wiki's approved purpose and scope.

Additionally, while being bold is good, please do consider the rate of your page and template creation on Meta Wiki. There isn't a terrible lot more that needs doing, but if you're interested in helping to translate or update translations, that is always appreciated.

I'm going to allow your autopatrolled user group to stand for now, but bear in mind that if administrators feel your revisions need a bit of extra review with the heightened awareness that unpatrolled revisions provide, it may be revoked for broad, discretionary reasons.

Thanks for your understanding. :)

Cheers,
Dmehus (talk) 15:49, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

I understand and sorry if I was a bit of a pain in the ass there. Integer talk 15:54, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Wow though, this whole translating thing is pretty tough! Hats off to all who translate here at meta. Integer talk 18:57, 21 January 2021 (UTC)