User talk:Universal Omega

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    Wiki created[edit source]

    Hello, I would like to tell you that I have created your wiki. You can now access it at You should have been automatically granted administrator and bureaucrat rights, if that's not the case then please leave a notice on Stewards' noticeboard so we can fix it immediately. Do not hesitate to ask questions if your question was not answered in our FAQ. Also, if you want an extension, gadget, or anything else, please ask us here. Thank you for choosing Miraheze, and we wish you good luck with your wiki! TFFfan (talk) 01:11, 26 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Why not to delete my wiki[edit source]

    As you stated on my talk page, you created my wiki in error. Now here's a few reasons to keep it:

    1. It would make browsing wikis easier. The 5744 wikis on Miraheze now is too big to list on Gazetteer of wikis, and to browse thousands of wikis on Special:WikiDiscover would be a waste of your time. For example, if someone knew the name of a wiki but not the database name, then they would never find it because WikiDiscover doesn't display the actual names of wikis. But if they searched on the wiki, then they could just search the wiki's name, follow the link on the wiki's page, and then they'd be there.
    2. It would organize wikis like Gazetteer of wikis does, but in an easier way. If someone wanted to, say, go to a wiki that was about humor, then they'd have to click down to Humor wikis and find the wiki that they want. The gazetteer wiki, on the other hand, would have instant access to a certain wiki. Tali64³ (talk)
    @Tali64³: Though there's normally not a requirement to obtain community approval for certain types of wikis, there is some established precedent and customs that have normalized over time when the requested wiki is to be a Miraheze-related community wiki, construed fairly broadly. So, when Zppix and I declined your initial wiki requests, I noted by way of a reply to your question on Zppix' user talk page that we could reconsider your request after a community discussion. In that discussion, I believe I noted that, if approved, this should be a community wiki, with the community holding overall supremacy over the wiki (functionally, this would mean no founder role and removal of the wiki's bureaucrats could be requested of stewards either (a) locally on the wiki or (b) at community noticeboard, should there ever be a need to do so). Nevertheless, the discussion hadn't been formally closed, so a steward should close that discussion, assessing the arguments and points made in the discussion. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 12:55, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    To reply to your specific points, I still think specifically point #1 is an argument to improving the displayed output of Special:WikiDiscover. My preference would see the number of columns increased, the sortability and searchability improved, and so forth. Ultimately, yes, the Gazetteer of wikis page is too small to properly list nearly 4,000 wikis (and growing). As I said in the discussion, my preference is to improve Special:WikiDiscover rather than manually add wikis to this list. Plus, there's also the counter-argument that by having a separate gazetteer wiki, designed to promote Miraheze customer wikis, we now have to promote the gazetteer wiki. It's entirely likely many individual wikis will receive more web traffic than the gazetteer wiki. Dmehus (talk) 13:01, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dmehus: The gazetteer wiki would essentially be a gateway to the individual wikis, but more organized, such as having categories to make browsing for certain wikis easier. Theoretically, one could create a bot to do manual upkeep on the wiki. And it would make searching for wikis faster and easier. So there you go. Tali64³ (talk) 16:08, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Patroller granted - 2020-08-31[edit source]

    Hi, Universal Omega. An administrator on Meta has granted you the patroller user group permission, which gives you the ability to patrol recent changes and new pages of other Miraheze users (both registered and anonymous) who are not either autopatrolled or an administrator. In addition, this group also means that your edits are autopatrolled, so other patrollers or administrators don't have to patrol your edits. You should also be aware that the granting of this user group is at the discretion of Meta administrators, so different administrators will have slightly different criteria for granting. Likewise, just as it is a discretionary appointment, revocation is also at the discretion of Meta administrators and, again, each will have their own criteria for revocation.

    In the medium-term, plans are in the works to develop a Meta Patrollers School, likely led by one or two active administrators, that will provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for patrollers and answers to commonly asked questions.

    Nevertheless, the following are some of the main guidelines for patrolling. If you follow these guidelines completely, it is unlikely your patroller user group should ever be revoked. In technical terms, even when you find content that requires deletion by an administrator or otherwise requires remediation, undoing, reverting, or rolling back (if you are also a rollbacker, of course), you should always first mark as patrolled any revisions regardless of whether that content is destined to remain extant to the page or even on Meta entirely.

    1. When patrolling talk pages, user talk pages, and noticeboards (in Main and Meta namespaces), you should first check to see whether the user properly signed their posts using four tildes (~~~~). If they have not, you should add {{unsigned}} by substitution ({{subst:Unsigned|username|00:01, 31 August 2020 (UTC)}}), where username is the user's username or IP address and the timestamp is the full timestamp from the diff page. As a best practice, you should also link to the diff in your edit summary, so other administrators and patrollers can easily tie your modification to the original edit being modified. To speed up this process, you can copy the diff-permalink user script from line 5 of this page into either your (a) common.js or (b) global.js page (the latter applying globally on all Miraheze wikis);
    2. When patrolling the noticeboards, ask yourself whether this topic is on the correct noticeboard. If it is not, you should move it to the correct noticeboard, by either undoing the edit or manually removing the topic (if there have been intervening edits), again linking to the original noticeboard of the topic and the new noticeboard where it was moved in your edit summary. On the new noticeboard, you would simply paste in the topic (including the section header), linking to the diff page as in the first step. An example edit summary might be Moved [[Special:Diff/######|this discussion]] from [[Stewards' noticeboard]] to [[Community noticeboard|here]], where ###### represents the numeric revision ID of the originally posted topic;
    3. Also when patrolling the noticeboards and talk pages (including user talk pages), as a best practice, take care to kindly fix any formatting mistakes (such as excess line breaks or incorrect wiki code), per WP:LISTGAP;
    4. If something requires deletion, you can add {{delete}} to the top of the page in question, taking care to follow the instructions on that template page;
    5. If you come across a user who repeatedly makes the same mistakes, send them a guidance note on their user talk page, informing of the steps need to edit and post constructively on Meta; and, finally,
    6. If in doubt whether something requires remediation or not, patrol it, and then ask any administrator via their user talk page or at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard if any further action needs to be taken.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you! --Dmehus (talk) 03:54, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hello[edit source]

    Can you help me on I need someone to create navboxes. --Iron Sword 22 (talk) 23:34, 13 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Cosmos Skin[edit source]

    Among us wiki.png

    Omega I have admin and crate and the wiki is not displaying the admin logo in the middle like I cannot access it as you can see could you possibly see if you can fix it? --Cocopuff2018 (talk) 15:53, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    @Cocopuff2018: If you are meaning the wordmark, where the Miraheze logo is currently, then you have to put in the "Wordmark" area. If you want the Among Us banner currently displayed to be in the middle, try <center></center> to get it to work. If that does not work, I don't know. BlackWidowMovie0 (talk) 16:25, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    where do I put the <center></center> at ? --Cocopuff2018 (talk) 16:30, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Cocopuff2018 and BlackWidowMovie0 I believe <center></center> is a deprecated HTML tag, and <div align="center"></div> should possibly be used instead? Dmehus (talk) 16:37, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Cocopuff2018: You'd have the static link:, the dashes are the unknown variables. You'd insert that into the ManageWiki/settings, but before adding that put <center>''<<<INSERT STATIC LINK HERE>>>''</center> BlackWidowMovie0 (talk) 16:47, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dmehus: I believe that for some wikis, it works, because of extension managing, so for the Among Us wiki it would fully depend on the extensions you've enabled. But @Cocopuff2018:, Dmehus' suggestion always works, whereas mine only sometimes works, so it might be better to follow his instructions, not mine. BlackWidowMovie0 (talk) 16:47, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    BlackWidowMovie0 Oh, <center></center> will definitely work on all wikis, but it's deprecated HTML syntax, as far as I am aware, and will report as a lint error, if using the Linter extension. Dmehus (talk) 16:49, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Dmehus: I was talking about the #mw-section-cosmos on ManageWiki/settings, as I'm not sure if wikitext/HTML is permitted on ManageWiki. BlackWidowMovie0 (talk) 16:52, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Okay, fair enough. The context of your statement didn't suggest that, but that's likely a valid point as well. Thanks for clarifying. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 2 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    MCU Wiki[edit source]

    You just blocked me from the wiki that I created. I was the one that has managed everything with the wiki, with you making 20 edits or so. Why did you just lock me out of my own wiki that you hardly worked on? It should have no effect on you if you're just resigning anyway.
    —[ BlackWidowMovie0000Editor ][ Talk | Contributions | Guestbook | Status:      online
    I'm just stopping by to note that this discussion should be between you, Universal Omega, and any other local bureaucrats and Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki community members. I have no comment on the matter, but just wanted to be proactive to remind any talk page watchers. (talk page stalker) Dmehus (talk) 17:09, 12 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Broken link on your user page[edit source]

    Your link to wiki requests is broken (double special:) greetings LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 20:04, 4 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thank you! Fixed.

    Talk page problem[edit source]

    Hi Universal Omega. I don't know how the solve the problem of T6571, for which you gave a solution. I checked the permissions and don't see anything lacking. All accepted users of the Christipedia wiki are in de group 'Editor'. I appeal to your help. — User:Kees Langeveld, 8 jan. 2020, 14:44 (UTC)

    I created a new task asking for help, Langeveld, 28 jan. 2020, 17:03 (UTC)
    This looks like a configuration issue/upstream bug with StructuredDiscussions, so Universal Omega should be able to trace and resolve this for you on Phabricator. It's nothing you're doing wrong. Dmehus (talk) 17:06, 28 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you, I go back to Phabricator Kees Langeveld (talk) 14:26, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Alright, thanks. Can you update the Phabricator ticket, linking to this thread, so system administrators know it was moved from an on-wiki question? Dmehus (talk) 14:29, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Skin request[edit source]

    As I cannot modify the theme by CSS that appears on restricted pages, I will make a request, if it is busy, I want Universal Omega or another good programmer to make a skin exclusively for me. What do you think?

    I'm doing this for the creators of the Cosmos skin. YellowFrogger (talk) 22:35, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    YellowFrogger Please note I have procedurally moved this out of scope request from stewards' noticeboard to User talk:Universal Omega, where it is now in scope. Universal Omega may be interested in developing a new skin for your, and perhaps others', use as well, as it is certainly in his wheelhouse, but I don't know what his timeline might be. He should respond to you within a few days, though. Dmehus (talk) 22:41, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Extension suggestion[edit source]

    Hey Universal, I had a suggestion for an extension (as extension suggestions are usually in your lane), and that would be a 'Background Music' extension. So basically, when you're on a wiki, background music that can be changed in the 'Special:ManageWiki/Settings', and it will be defaulted as off, and in preferences the user may turn it on or off. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiJS (talkcontribs) 18:13, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I don't like the idea of it being opt-out. A feature like this would have to be opt in. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (on) 18:16, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I concur with RhinosF1 here. It's an interesting and potentially useful new extension idea, but it should definitely be an ordinary opt-in extension. Dmehus (talk) 18:17, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Okay, yeah I see what you're thinking. It could potentially startle the user because of unexpected music. I will change it right now. Thanks for pointing that out. WikiJS talk 18:20, 23 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Thnx for creating shooter games wiki!!![edit source]

    Could u please add to gazateer? Ty. --Bobkattwallace (talk) 16:40, 5 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Macintosh Wiki[edit source]

    Hello, can you accept my wiki request? And if I somehow get the word Macintosh spelled incorrectly, can you correct it. Thanks SecretSpyer (talk) 04:09, 7 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Can you reply? SecretSpyer (talk) 04:19, 7 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SecretSpyer: I have approved your wiki request now following the additional information you provided, and the wiki has been created. Please be mindful to follow the content policy at all times. Also, I updated the request to fix the typo as you requested. Thanks!

    Sidebar CSS and Ref help[edit source]

    Hello, is there a way to customize the background of my wiki sidebar? The default ref button in the visual editor loads <ref></ref> instead of <ref name="identifier"></ref>, how do I change it? SecretSpyer (talk)

    @SecretSpyer: hello, yes it is possible to customise the background of the sidebar with some CSS, however I'm not sure of the exact code at the moment. As for the ref issue, if I'm understanding correctly, then that's not something that can be fixed. Sorry. I may not be understanding though.
    Did you happen to know the title of that CSS code? Like where it is located? SecretSpyer (talk) 03:49, 8 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @SecretSpyer: hello, do you mind clarifying what you mean? Thanks!

    Phabricator[edit source]

    Why did you refuse the extension? You didn't specify the reason(s) you just put a link to another task, which has been approved yet, even so there are no HitCounters available. Yellowass.png (talk) 02:10, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    DPL3 reminder[edit source]

    In case you've overlooked this on Phabricator, there's a minor quibble on my site where DynamicPageList3's maximum-result stats are still stuck at 500 despite the threshold technically raised to five times that much, as reported at phab:T8196 three evenings ago. How soon do you plan to look into it? --Routhwick (talk) 22:19, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Monaco[edit source]

    First of all, thank you so much for maintaining the Monaco skin. I've added it to Triforce Wiki to pay homage to Zeldapedia's Monaco skin from 2008-2010. Just a question though, but will a Community window ever be added under the top-left navigation (for example, like what Anti-Wikia Alliance uses)? RMV2003 (talk) 23:59, 20 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Fixing your signature (link)[edit source]

    Hi Universal Omega! :)

    I'm sure I've mentioned this somewhere on-wiki before, but perhaps you never saw it. Anyway, I'm reaching out to request that you kindly fix your signature as it's causing the DiscussionTools [ reply ] links to break for all replies in a given discussion that follow yours. I suspect it's either (a) an unclosed <span> tag, (b) unnecessary extra <span> tags, or (c) a misplaced <span> tag whereby it begins within a wikilink and ends outside a wikilink. It may also be related to substitution of your signature where transclusion is preferred. In any case, it'd be greatly appreciated if you can fix this. Thanks! :)

    Dmehus (talk) 01:43, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I have always found his signature extensive and very large, because of the style. But, discussiontools has been having issues in recent days, unintentionally duplicating user responses. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 01:53, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I don't think it's that his signature is large, though. That's not what I'm saying. Rather, I'm just suggesting that the signature coding could be please tweaked fix whatever is breaking the reply links. Note that when he replies to this thread, assuming it's before he fixes his signature, it will no longer be possible to reply using DiscussionTools. Dmehus (talk) 02:00, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The "problem" when using DiscussionTools is actually a server error (502 and 503), if we keep clicking several times, then it duplicates. --YellowFrogger (Talk) 02:23, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Signature[edit source]

    Hello Universal Omega. It appears that your signature contains a | character. Please try to avoid this, as this can break certain pages and templates. Please replace all instances of | with &#124; in your signature-- it'll visually display the same but not break anything. Thank you. Naleksuh (talk) 00:39, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    books[edit source]

    when i tried to sign ur book it stopped me Octahedron foundation (talk) 18:21, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Hey[edit source]

    Can u help me out on my wikiOctahedron foundation (talk) 08:16, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Question about something[edit source]

    I found this wiki request from a while ago, and you declined it because it was a violation of the content policy. How exactly is it a violation of the policy though? Nothing in that policy suggests it would be. FatBurn0000 (sandbox | CentralAuth) 09:42, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    A barnstar for you![edit source]

    Miraheze admin.png The Admin's Barnstar
    I wish you success in your new assignment! Hey Türkiye message? 08:31, 15 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Regarding your block.[edit source]

    See Administrators’ noticeboard and/or Community noticeboard for more information. 05:30, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I have replied on Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. Universal Omega (talk) 05:51, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Replacing a Phabricator-recreated wiki with a server copy[edit source]

    Hi, I was directed here from an answer on the Community noticeboard. If I wanted to use Phabricator to recreate a wiki, then when the servers come back from repair and have that wiki saved as it was just before the problem last month, and I want to use this server copy of that wiki instead of the Phabricator recreation, how would I go about making it so that the server copy of that wiki is the one that is in use? Freighttrain (talk) 12:40, 10 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]