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can i ask you something? Snail destroyer (talk) 13:21, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

As the saying goes, especially on a wiki talkpage, "Don't ask to ask, just ask" Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:32, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
but its a good questoin Snail destroyer (talk) 13:41, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Octahedron foundation: Please stop being disruptive. If you have a question please ask, otherwise please stop. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:50, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
the question is what happens to wikis made for schools affter the school year is over Snail destroyer (talk) 17:48, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The only relevant factor is activity. If they are active they will stay open, if they are not they are subject to the Dormancy Policy. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:49, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To supplement (perhaps in the event the question is searched + found), there is also the potential for exemption as outlined in the Dormancy Policy, which greatly increases leeway when a wiki has sufficient content and need for it, such as being a school resource that is only active at certain times a year. Thus this change can be made if the wiki successfully applies and is accepted by a Steward. --Raidarr (talk) 20:46, 1 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

how does one cast a vote?

Regarding the notice ...

How does one cast a vote? I don't want to mangle the page accidentally. Thank you. Imamy (talk) 03:07, 3 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Imamy: Reception123 should be waking up in a couple of hours, but I could answer this bit for you. For voting purposes, you would have to use either the {{support}} or {{oppose}} templates, depending on what you're voting for. Hope that helps. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 03:40, 3 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: Thank you so much for helpful information. I think I understand. I will use {{support}} or {{oppose}} or {{abstain}} or {{comment}} templates to vote accordingly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Imamy (talkcontribs) 02:48, 4 Feburary 2022 (UTC)
@Imamy: Well, know that this is not a rule, (it is not mandatory), but essential. It's the simplest thing in the world. --YellowFrogger (talk) () 02:53, 4 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please Help Me!

Hi ,Reception123 , on my wiki i'm administrator , interface adimistrator and beurocrate and i have very struggle to setup and confirigution of twinke and i successed to enable twinkle but on my wiki twinkle preference doesn't load or show then i frustrated ,do you help me this is my humble request i will gave you specific userright.My wiki url- Twinkle/Preferences thanks. Nirahua Tiger | ✎  05:29, 3 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, unfortunately Twinkle is not really easy to set up. Have you tried copying our configuration on Meta? Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:58, 4 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Reception123 , Never Not But I'm Copied Mediawiki:Twinkle.js from But he currently Worked but Twinkle/Preference Doesn't Load? I'not Aware about that why Twinkle/Preference does n't load?Please Help Me? Best Regards. Nirahua Tiger | ✎  06:27, 5 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


How to generate a project page link for customize user groups in user list? For example, an user group called Example group displayed Example user (talk | contribs) (Example group) not Example user (talk | contribs) (Example group). --小美粉粉 (talk - contribs - logs - uploads - email - global contribs) 13:58, 3 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'm afraid I don't fully see what you mean. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:58, 4 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


how can i help out on miraheze Water eater120 (talk) 16:08, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Help me!

Hello, is my wiki. There, two or three words are not seen. For example: here- and my own preferences page: the words bureaucrat and administrator are missing. This can be seen by selecting English language, but not by selecting Bengali (default). Can you help me with this? খাত্তাব হাসান (talk) 00:54, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? (welp, that's all right, you can finish it:))

Thank you for your service to Miraheze. --  Joseph  TB  CT  CA  14:25, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Am I being listed as an object of disgust by miraheze?

My request to miraheze for help was either rejected or ignored? 黑底屍 (talk) 09:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@黑底屍: I must be frank. You have an issue with patience. You've been informed who is able to help; this is a matter for Steward remediation, in this case dmehus was involved first and I am an advisory. SRE/technical folks are not able to act here, not even members of just CVT below Stewards. You also know what the proper outlets are - to discuss directly, not bringing the issue everywhere including various different emails and the wiki creation queue. You can, if you wish, make the case on the Stewards' noticeboard, but it is in the midst of being handled and I am awaiting response from a colleague regarding a split of wikis to resolve your dispute. Unfortunately all parties are busy and take time to respond. I apologize for the wait, but indigence will not make things go faster. When there is a development, you will be informed directly by either Doug or myself; I'm happy to take any further discussion to your talk page here or the SN as the central hub if you like. --Raidarr (talk) 13:45, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
My latest project for help is The logo setup was unsuccessful.
At present, there is no option to reset the logo on the special page, and the system of miraheze is very troublesome. Not only does it not support various magic syntaxes, but unlike other wiki farms, you only need to upload an image with the file name File:Wiki.png directly. The system can automatically replace the Logo.
I'm not vexatious, I really can't solve it by myself before asking for help. Don't think I should think it's simple if you think it's simple.
While assisting with this issue, is it time to view miraheze's system to be modified to be more convenient to use.--黑底屍 (talk) 17:29, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You can be best served on the logo question through the Community noticeboard, specifying what was done and what went wrong. --Raidarr (talk) 18:04, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You sent multiple emails (hours apart from each other) to both sre@ and staff@ on a Saturday/Sunday, the two days of rest in the week more so during this extended 3-day weekend due to a bank holiday tomorrow, and expect us to get back to your instantaneously? You must remember that we are all volunteers, we are not paid to sit around all day long and look at an email queue and answer questions. I must agree with Raidarr above that you have an issue with patience. Do remember that patience is a virtue. In any case, your issue is because you forgot to put https:// in front of in Special:ManageWiki/settings -> Styling -> Logo. Put that in there and the issue should be fixed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:14, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Look, the logo still doesn't appear, I have absolutely no idea what's going on?
I'm not trying to be vexatious, is there any sysadmin who can come over and help?
Because this is no longer a bug that I can handle myself.
Thank you.--黑底屍 (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@黑底屍: I explained in my response, "your issue is because you forgot to put https:// in front of in Special:ManageWiki/settings -> Styling -> Logo. Put that in there and the issue should be fixed." A systems administrator would usually not get involved to assist as this is an issue with how you're setting the setting, not so much a technical issue. Agent Isai Talk to me! 18:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's my own negligence, the Logo has successfully appeared.
The last harassment, how to adjust the display size of the Logo.
The current logo is too big.
Thank you.--黑底屍 (talk) 19:02, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Agent Isai:The logo size problem has been adjusted and solved by itself. Sorry for the harassment. Thanks again for the guidance.--黑底屍 (talk) 19:33, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

User warning

Hello. You previously left a message on my talk page which claimed I was edit warring. I replied explaining why I believe my actions did not constitute edit warring, and removed the thread several times, with you restoring it each time.

Now, according to Wikipedia's policies, Reception123 would be in the wrong here, both given w:WP:UP, w:WP:OWNTALK, and w:WP:3RRX wp:WP:DRRC all say that users may remove any message from their talk page and they should not be restored. In addition, earlier today I was reading w:Wikipedia:Harassment#User_space_harassment for unrelated reasons and, interestingly it said that restoration of removed warnings constitutes harassment, especially when the warnings are questionable like here. Now, while I am the victim of a targetted harassment campaign that has been going on on another site, I do not believe Reception123 was trying to harass me. However, given Miraheze's unwritten custom started by Dmehus of citing Wikipedia's policies, and no override of these so far, and the extremely serious concerns with restoring these; combined with the fact of the questionability of the warning itself and the fact that I've already read it, I'll simply ask if you would mind if I removed it from my talk page? I do not want it there anymore. If so, this would require a change to either Miraheze's harassment policy or the way in which Miraheze cites Wikipedia policies, which is a seperate matter, but the problems here are very serious ones. Naleksuh (talk) 06:20, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. I would clearly like to say that there was absolutely no intention of harassment and I don't think anyone can objectively see it as that. I stand by my warning and I would have (and have in the past) done the same for any other user which would have attempted to remove a warning from their talkpage without archival (especially so quickly).
As I have explained, one reason for why I believe warnings shouldn't be completely removed is because if the behavior is repeated in the future other Administrators should be able to easily see that the user has already been warned in order to determine what the next steps should be. You mentioning the "questionability of the warning" proves to me that you still see the warning as not being legitimate and I think that makes it more problematic that you wish to remove it. I'm also unsure why it's problematic for you to simply archive it.
I would personally think it should not be removed until the outcome of the pending RfC is determined. Multiple administrators believe that the current convention is that warnings should not be removed completely. If the community thinks that that convention is wrong, there is now an opportunity to reverse it but not endorsing the rule in the RfC. After this much time has passed, I don't see any urgency in removing the warning and would think that waiting for the community to express its view on the matter would be preferable.
Regarding citing Wikipedia policies, I do agree with you and believe that it's important to have a wider conversation about those and preferably develop more Meta policies/essays because I think it's clear that we can't simply follow all Wikipedia policies blindly, since the project is very different to Meta. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:30, 10 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The issue isn't "following all Wikipedia policies blindly". For the record, I did not start that convention. But MrJaroslavik explained it pretty well: There are more options - either accept all, none, or create local policies. . It's not okay to selectively choose which Wikipedia policies you will and will not follow depending on whether they do or don't support your beliefs. The point is that although you believe my actions constituted edit warring, the policies they were not edit warring, and while you can make a proposal to change the policy, and if successful I would follow that new policy, that would not make my past actions a violation of new policy; I do not have a time machine. The problem is, yourself, with the claim of edit warring. And you already incorrectly described the action, I didn't reinstate the section after your post. Also, ironically, you were reverting reinstating of a section, since users have a right to remove them, but when it's yours now users don't have a right to remove them. Is that correct? Why not simply remove the section, then? Naleksuh (talk) 00:36, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Naleksuh: Okay, please stop. This is starting to get ridiculous, and there is no need to go forward with this whole angry business. Also, I thought we were over this topic, and I find this quite disruptive in my opinion (I'm not sure if anyone else will agree with me on this one, seeing as this chain has reached its peak a while ago). The problem is that you're not dropping the stick on the ignorance of you still choosing to bring this matter back up. Wouldn't it have been better off to keep the water under the bridge and call it a day? :/ DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 00:49, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
DROPTHESTICK is not a way to get out of accountability. Also, the topic is still on my talk page, which is what this is about, so no, there is no "keeping the water under the bridge" because it was never under the bridge in the first place. Water under the bridge would be removing it. Naleksuh (talk) 00:56, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
"Also, the topic is still on my talk page, which is what this is about, so no" The way you worded it here sounds so awkward that I couldn't exactly keep a straight face. This has been a cycle for a few months now, and yet all I heard were laughable statements from you. Not to sound snobbish or anything, but as long as you say what you want to say about this silly foolishness over a policy that has yet to be developed, you're only making yourself look even worse than before. And here I thought your aggression from back in January was bad enough. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 01:08, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Naleksuh: Regarding Wikipedia policies, I have said in my own reply that I agree that it should be a work in progress to clarify their status. What am I trying to explain is that the Wikipedia policy you cite has never really been followed and administrators have for as far as I know prevented users from removing warnings from their talkpage. Therefore, even if not a written policy it is a Meta convention and applied at the time (as it has equally applied to all users before). The purpose of an RfC would be to confirm whether the community endorses the convention or whether it thinks it shouldn't exist. I know you don't seem to like conventions, but they do exist and have been acknowledged and it just isn't reasonable to have "either it's written or doesn't exist approach" as Meta is still a developing project and doesn't have policies on every aspect possible.
And no, regarding reinstating the difference is not that it's mine, the difference is that administrators are elected by the community to enforce Meta rules (whether written or not) and my thread was a warning regarding Meta rules, which I have explained multiple times why I believe they shouldn't be removed. Either way, there is no point arguing this further in my opinion as we clearly disagree, so I would just wait for the RfC to express your view. Reception123 (talk) (C) 05:04, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Dear , Reception 123 , I'm here for Request to Review my Request. Thanks!. Nirahua Tiger | ✎  10:40, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@WolfMan: I could take a look at your wiki request, since I also happen to be a wiki creator as well. Reception123 on the other hand has his hands full at the moment. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:12, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@DarkMatterMan4500: thanks for Review my wiki request. Thanks a lot for Approved My Request immediately.  Nirahua Tiger | ✎  11:33, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@WolfMan: Oh it's no problem at all. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 13:03, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]



First of all, thank you for the addition of the interwiki "" on my wiki ( However, it is missing "/wiki/$1" at the end of the interwiki prefix. Can you add the missing part?

Thanks in advance,

Bulest85 (talk) 16:45, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'm really sorry about that mistake, fixed now. Reception123 (talk) (C) 18:50, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please unlock my account?

Hello there, this is the same person who used to contribute to Miraheze under the account, Connall2021. Can you please kindly unlock the "Connall2021" account, as I need to ask DarkMatterMan4500 to mass delete my articles on the Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki. 13:43, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Since it was a self-requested lock you'd need to email from the original email of the account as otherwise we can't confirm that it's you. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:48, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dump check

I post response in my dump request. Pocokomisan (talk) 21:51, 4 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Your request should be complete. Reception123 (talk) (C) 09:55, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Not exactly, I consider a twin program next to Russian "plant" As you know I edit regularly on Russian wikipedia, not all articles are suitable there I place the rest on plant (ru) miraheze You know R C Peña Penarc1 (talk) 22:51, 29 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright Concerns

I got your message involving possible copyright issues. I simply just get the images I get from sources of video and other types of sight. But I want to know how do I provide proof of license to images I make. Can you please help me? There must be something I can do. I don't want my miraheze site to be terminated. Monster330 (talk) 06:34, 30 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]


"  As well, as your wiki is a public wiki, please do note that it is regularly backed up, with its XML dumps shared publicly at The Internet Archive by Reception123"

Where are they located on the website linked above in bold format and how would I know to look for them? Any answer is appreciated. Paramount1106 (talk) 02:33, 12 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Paramount1106: You can find all archives under this tag. If your wiki has been recently deleted there should also be XML backups on our servers from which it can be restored. Reception123 (talk) (C) 08:39, 12 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]



This is User:Soni. I am posting on your talk page. This is a section where I am writing. It is indeed me writing this message.

Soni (talk) 14:17, 13 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I want my GreenGreen account globalled.

I've decided to leave these wikis once and for all, since I am now done editing on Miraheze and will move on from the reception wikis, and since I'm now moving onto other stuff outside of Miraheze, I don't need to make an account on this site anymore and will find others interest on other websites, so I would like it if you global my account please since I'm done for now on this site. GreenGreen (talk) 15:38, 13 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Fair dealing vs fair use?

Hi, I noticed there's now a mention of "fair dealing" in the upload text, although several of wikis I do have USA fair use templates. What are the key differences between fair dealing and fair use? Bawitdaba (talk) 19:35, 14 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hope you don't mind me asking. I've just worked very hard on wikis that I do & would be very devastated if they were to close for some things that I could have manually changed. Bawitdaba (talk) 19:41, 14 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Upon investigation, I think I found that with fair dealing one has to specify why they use images (e.g. video game sprites -- shows the depiction of character from a given game). But yeah, uploading tons of tv screenshots without proper captions etc I'd deem a violation of fair dealing (i don't do that). I am an American (and live in the USA), as you can probably tell, and seeing as it will be a lot of work, I wonder if it can be said in the Project:Copyrights of the wikis that I run that I recognize the media I use as U.S. fair use but the host itself by fair dealing, meaning that there can't be conflictions between the two. Bawitdaba (talk) 20:15, 14 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
I admire your hard work and effort so much that I can't tell you! As the manager of a Miraheze (wiki creator task) you manage your task in the best way possible! Your contributions to Miraheze will benefit Miraheze tomorrow! You are the future managers of Miraheze, I am very happy with this, thank you. Kind regards, Hey Türkiye message? 17:50, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the kind words! Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:57, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You're welcome @Reception123, you always deserve this award! Hey Türkiye message? 17:59, 3 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A week old CheckUser request of mine

Since the stewards ask others to alert them if sockpuppeteers return on the same site, I have a list, both the main topic and reply, of them abusing accounts on the site, some of them were previously IP banned on the AVID Wiki. Of course, there are more sockpuppet accounts on the wiki ever since I last made that request. I am asking you in particular due to your locking of 09limbua's latest sock, which I appreciate your work, and I am looking to see if you check to see if the listed sockpuppet accounts are indeed alt accounts of a sockpuppeteer, perhaps an IP locking on some who had long term abuse on the AVID Wiki. Thank you for your cooperation. Camenati (talk) 16:19, 4 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I will look into the SN thread and see what I can do. I'd mention though that 09limbua wasn't blocked as part of a wider investigation, they were simply blocked due to the fact that they disrupted multiple wikis and to prevent that behavior from continuing. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:32, 4 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I think I get it

I think "fair use" runs upon the principles of "does it contribute to profit loss," so would result in more copyrighted works being used in that regardless.

For "fair dealing" I think it's "don't use more of copyrighted content than is necessary" -- for instance, use only snippets of a book if using an excerpt as a source for an article being written as the rest of the page may not be relevant to the excerpt. Because of this I decided to be safe and delete some full page images of a book on one of the wikis.

Was this the correct course of action? Bawitdaba (talk) 14:04, 8 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Bawitdaba: This isn't a legal opinion but essentially that's how I understand it. So if you want to, for example, critique a part of a movie you can't just upload the entire movie for that. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:55, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
yeah, and not to mention uploading entire movies would take up an enormous amount of server space. Bawitdaba (talk) 12:07, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
A 2-hour 1080p Full HD movie would take up to 10 GB of server space. Silicona (talk) 18:52, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
oof yeah we don't want that Bawitdaba (talk) 21:17, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]