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Administrators' noticeboard
This noticeboard is for anything that requires administrator notice only.

On Memipedia:Administrators' noticeboard (this page), you can: Request that an administrator add StructuredDiscussions on a talk page. Request user group permissions (inclusive of autopatrolled, patrollers, confirmed, or rollbacker) in order to help with certain tasks (on Memipedia only). Keep in mind these are discretionary appointments, but you should have a clear need for the rights and not merely be collecting hats

To add your request, type in a concise title in the box below, then click "Add Topic".



Vote

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, I have a question for you: should we have a wiki on here like the Wiki Gazetteer on FANDOM? Put your vote in the headings below! And remember to sign your posts with ~~~~. Tali64³ (talk) 20:33, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Yes

  1. Support Why not? This would not be a bad idea for someone looking for a specific wiki. --Furricane (talk) 21:57, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. Support per @Furricane: InspecterAbdel (talk) 21:16, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. strong I strongly support this because we can find more specific wikis. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 21:31, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
  4. weak I'm not opposed to this idea, in theory, and I do think that we need to rethink Gazetteer of wikis given that we have ~3,800 current wikis (which is too large for a single page). My main concern, which I expressed in declining the wiki request, was that this may suffer from lack of maintenance and timely updates. As well, by siphoning it away from Meta, we now have yet another wiki we have to somehow promote, so that sort of defeats the purpose of a gazetteer of wikis designed to promote customers' public wikis, doesn't it? Secondarily, I honestly think a better way to go about this is to add additional functionality and data output to the automated list, Special:WikiDiscover. That said, it's a good-faith idea, in theory and if well-maintained, so that is why I am expressing some support, albeit weak. Dmehus (talk) 23:18, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  5. strong I think this will help in finding wikis. Admittedly, there was once a list on Wikia, but we've dropped it. Onmp314 (talk) 16:23, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
    @Onmp314: There are still two: the Wiki Wiki and the Wiki Gazetteer. Tali64³ (talk) 22:34, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

No

  1. Strong I don't see the need for an entire wiki like this. We already have a page here on meta, Gazetteer of wikis. And in all honesty, a page on meta will most likely be given more notice than another external wiki that some will never visit. As such I am opposing this idea. While a good thought I don't see the need for it. I mean if you want it, go for you, but I don't think it should be a community wiki at all.
    @Universal Omega: There are 5279 wikis currently on Miraheze, too big to list on one page. An administrator could put a link to it on the main page. Tali64³ (talk) 16:35, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    @Tali64³: We also have Special:WikiDiscover which lists every wiki on Miraheze.
  2. Oppose Not needed.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 06:29, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
  3. Weak if there were a lot of people to add entries for wikis with short descriptions that would work for me but right now I think that the Meta gazeteer is enough and is helpful. DeeM28 (talk) 07:33, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
  4. Oppose A wiki for this is unnecessary, Gazetteer of wikis on Meta works fine. If there was a way to automate it with Special:WikiDiscover, I might rethink it, but otherwise this would likely get really outdated long-term. K599 (talk) 20:12, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. Oppose and I would like to note, wiki creations are at the sole discretion of wiki creators and global policy, and I view this as a way to circumvent a decline of mine. Thus, I also recommend a closure of this as not done. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 05:33, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
  6. weak There is gazetteer of wikis. (But that alone may not fit.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waki285 (talkcontribs) 23:23, 2 December 2020‎ (UTC)
  7. Weak I kind of think it's a good idea, but there'd be too many problems. Waldo (talk) 02:21, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Neutral/Abstain

I think it's a fair enough idea but there are many ways to approach it and would need lots of maintenance and would probably create some form of conflict -Bayugoon (talk) 19:45, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  1. I'm currently been slowly working on a similar idea over the past month or two just documenting wikis: the Wikiverse. dibbydib 23:38, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. As a Miraheze wiki creator, when this wiki truly passes through us for approval (I have recently accidentally approved this wiki sent in by @Tali64³:, which due to the ongoing discussion and the incorrect subdomain is currently pending steward review for deletion), it is important for us to know when to approve the wiki and who will be creating it. Therefore, who will be the founding Bureaucrat of the wiki if it passes community discussion?
    @Tali64³ and Universal Omega:: I would be the founder. Tali64³ (talk) 23:23, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
    @Tali64³: When having community discussions like these, who will be the founder is among what should be discussed. I believe who should be the founder should be among what is discussed here. Thanks!
  3. Relisting for another couple of weeks. Dmehus (talk) 05:20, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Relisting for another several weeks. Dmehus (talk) 11:42, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  5. For those of you who oppose this on the grounds that it would get outdated, if this proposal passes, I'm planning to make a bot that works with Special:WikiDiscover to add entries. Tali64³ (talk) 16:21, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

A new wiki for the website's community

The Miraheze Community Wiki is a wiki for the community so people can get to know each other and welcome each other. I know Meta does that, but I think we need a wiki for that stuff.

Support

  1. strong I think we need a wiki for this kind of thing InspecterAbdel (talk) 22:44, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. Weak but not per any of the above or below, but because community noticeboard has become a catch-all for technical support questions, community discussions, and really anything. The organization is weak, and we could use a community wiki. I have no objections to it, but the main reason for my oppose weak support here is because the purpose is somewhat vague and unclear. I appreciate @InspecterAbdel: bringing this for a community discussion, though, and, since this wiki was simultaneously submitted for approval and created already, I think we should probably shift this wiki towards defining a clear purpose and terms of reference for its existence and the parameters by which the local bureaucrats can be removed (via Community noticeboard) here on Meta. Dmehus (talk) 14:55, 28 July 2020 (UTC) Amended. Moved from weak oppose to weak support Dmehus (talk) 15:31, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support I think we should have one since fandom has one. Plus it's subdomain is valuable too. AppleCrunchy (talk) 19:16, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Strongest This is a good idea! We have the community board, but it's very messy, votes and other things go in the same page, making it cluttered. With the community wiki, you can have a page for off-topic, memes, just chatting, etc. and it would most likely work, but as there are a lot of opposes, we most likely won't get the community wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiJS (talkcontribs) 18:04, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Abstain

  1. Symbol neutral vote.svg Abstain I really like to have a community wiki for new users to gather, although we have a Community noticeboard. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 17:09, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Oppose

  1. Oppose. No, we don't need such a wiki. This page ("community noticeboard") is exactly for this kind of thing. I don't want to have to check both this page and a dedicated wiki to find out what is happening on the wiki farm, nor learn how such a wiki is organized. Spıke (talk) 04:25, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Per Spike. There is already not enough engagement and usage on Meta, so another wiki is really not what we need. We should focus on Meta. Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:08, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  3. strong. We DO NOT need a community wiki is needed at this time. We already have this page, the community noticeboard, and Requests for Permissions, requests for global rights and requests for stewardship. It seems that it would serve the same service as as most of this meta wiki, and I just see no possible usage for this. I also agree with the comments that Spike has made about having to go back and forth between meta and a community wiki. Sorry, it is just not going to work. --Furricane (talk) 15:10, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
    @Furricane: I'm hoping you'll consider amending your !vote, per my comments above, as I really don't think @InspecterAbdel:'s goal was for this wiki to replace Meta. The problem with this request is that (a) the wiki shouldn't have been created without a community discussion (not, technically, a requirement, as far as I'm aware, but good practice) and (b) it should've had a clearer purpose, scope, and defined parameters, as we are doing with Dev Wiki and have done with Template Wiki and Miraheze Commons in the past. No community proposals or discussions, or even drafts of such proposals, would've occurred on this wiki. Rather, as I saw it (though vague and unclear), this wiki was meant to be a user collaboration and social connection wiki that would've actually sought to deepen community participation. Participation in this community wiki would've been completely voluntary and not participating would not have meant the user would "miss out" on important community discussions, as I don't think that was ever the intent behind @InspecterAbdel:'s good-faith proposal. Dmehus (talk) 15:27, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  4. Oppose Not needed.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 06:34, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
  5. Oppose I do not think another wiki is necessary for the community because for me Meta is the wiki for the community. DeeM28 (talk) 07:30, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
  6. Oppose This is unnecessary, Meta already serves essentially the same purpose, and there's not really enough of that kind of "community" activity to need a separate wiki. K599 (talk) 20:27, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  7. strong After reading the first two oppose votes I agree with those users. We should try to engage the community on Meta and we can be doing community oriented activities here. Тишина (talk) 17:15, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
  8. strong I agree that the noticeboard is enough and if there was a whole wiki about the community it would be under used and it would require moving around instead of just looking at this one page Bayugoon (talk) 19:55, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Comments

  • I think the subject is not whether we need a community wiki or not, as we already have a community-centric wiki, but whether we need a miraheze-sanctioned community wiki.I think CN is sufficient, but it seems unusual for a topic to be set up for communication purposes, so someone may need to give an example.I found an image on ja.wiktionary.org showing the stroke order of my name, so it might be a good idea to post it, but it takes courage to be the first one.--松•Matsu (talk) 22:53, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Relist to delay archiving. I will be posting an updated proposal on next steps in the next several days. Dmehus (talk) 02:30, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Relist to delay archiving. I will be posting an updated proposal on next steps in the next several days. Dmehus (talk) 01:36, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Relist to delay archiving. I will be posting an updated proposal on next steps in the next several days. Dmehus (talk) 05:21, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Steward attention requested: This really should be closed. I already posted an updated proposal, and it was closed as a "duplicate" of this discussion. Justarandomliberal (talk) 16:06, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

A community Developers wiki

I have a proposition for the Miraheze community. For a while now I have been debating whether or not to create a developers wiki for Miraheze. Unlike the template wiki, this wiki will include CSS and JS scripts that anyone can import using mw.loader.load(), it will allow anyone who wants it to use scripts built by the community in their own wikis and/or in their own personal global or local JavaScript or CSS files. After consulting with @Dmehus: on Discord, I decided to get the communities feedback and/or support on this idea, therefore what does the Miraheze community think of this idea?
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Yeah, though I don't think it's required to have a community discussion in this case, since it's going to be a community wiki for shared CSS and JavaScript files, among other things potentially, I thought it would be a good practice to have the discussion, especially if it proposes to use the name "Miraheze." Plus, I think it would be helpful for the community to (a) define the initial scope and purpose and (b) establish the founding bureaucrats for the wiki. From there, the local community can help to establish its local policies and further refine its purpose. In general terms, I support this as a community wiki as I think it is sufficiently different than the Template and Miraheze Bots + Tools wikis. I also think it could be useful at reducing the page load times of community-imported and -maintained user scripts, as opposed to always loading them from English Wikipedia and other wikis. Dmehus (talk) 23:17, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: yes, some of that is part of my initial thoughts for the reasoning of the wiki. As for using the name Miraheze in it, I think it should be called Miraheze Developers Wiki or something similar. As for bureaucrats of the wiki, any candidate recommendations? And I think a community discussion for this is a good idea. It gives the community a way to give input, and their own unique ideas in it as well.
  • strong As proposer I support this, but also because I know JS and CSS pretty well, and would love to have a wiki like this for the Miraheze community.
  • Support This is a great idea for a new wiki. I think that by doing this, lots of new coding things could be enabled, including possibly global modules and gadgets. Great suggestion. I also have no concerns for this proposal. --Furricane (talk) 23:27, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
@Furricane: yes, I do believe that a wiki like this could be greatly beneficial in the long run, or at least I hope it can be.
  • strong I support this idea because not everyone can do custom CSS and (or) custom JS. Onmp314 (talk) 16:57, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Sounds like a good idea for having a central place to import JS and CSS. K599 (talk) 20:39, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support per my comments above. Dmehus (talk) 21:00, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Good. Waldo (talk) 21:56, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support would be a nice place to ask questions with in that area Bayugoon (talk) 19:50, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Potential rename and/or expanded scope of Dev Wiki

@Universal Omega: asked me a few days, or perhaps a week, ago if I had posted in this discussion thread about the potential renaming and expanded scope for Dev Wiki yet. Other tasks took priority, but seeing as this thread was due to be archived in the next day or so, I wanted to get this done. So, I'm going to {{ping}} those that participated above and those who participated in the discussion on potential name ideas/expanded scope on Discord.

So, the question is...given that the dev subdomain implies broader usage by and for developers beyond just CSS and JavaScript scripts, @Universal Omega, Void, Lakelimbo, NDKilla, Reception123, and Furricane: and I (did I forget anyone, @Universal Omega:?) basically toyed around with a number of potential new names and subdomains, the top three of which is identified below:

  1. Retain dev and expand the scope, or allow the community, via a future community noticeboard discussion to expand the scope at some point in the future;
  2. Rename subdomain to repo, which would be roughly in line with the current purpose and scope, but open to possibilities later (again, the community would retain the right modify the scope via a community noticeboard discussion); or,
  3. Rename subdomain to cssjs, with a narrow scope; limits us in the future, but entirely accurate; it's not too bad, as we could easily create a separate dev later, though we should reserve that subdomain in the blacklist)

Since @RhinosF1: didn't participate in the Discord discussion and since this doesn't require any advanced rights to close, I nominate him to assess the consensus and close this discussion in a week or two. --Dmehus (talk) 00:01, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of RhinosF1 as closer

@RhinosF1:, please indicate if you would be willing to close this discussion after 1-2 weeks (depending on the weather-related impacts to U.S. eastern seaboard residents).

Additionally, can I get a seconder to second this nomination? (Thought we could probably safely skip a full vote on nominating an uninvolved closer.)

  • Accepted: ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 19:19, 7 August 2020 (UTC) (as nominated closer)
  • Moved: Dmehus (talk) 00:01, 7 August 2020 (UTC) (as nominator)
  • Seconded:
  • Procedural comment: This has been relisted for another two weeks. Dmehus (talk) 12:57, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Procedural comment: This has been relisted for another two weeks. Dmehus (talk) 13:41, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Procedural comment: This has been relisted for another two weeks, plus the duration set by the hidden wikicomment at the end of this thread. Dmehus (talk) 13:59, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Voting and Vote Tabulation Instructions

You are encouraged to express first and second choices in your !vote. Please do so by indicating, in your !vote for each proposal, whether it is your first or second choice. If no proposal achieves more than 50% of the valid !votes cast, the proposal with the least number of first choice !votes will be dropped, and those users' second choices will then be allocated accordingly, and the results retabulated in a second count.

Proposal 1: dev

Support

  1. Support
  2. Support as first choice, since the community remains overall authority over this wiki in terms of its bureaucrat removal (as may be required) and in terms of redefining, or broadening, its scope. Dmehus (talk) 11:50, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support I think there is no need to rename. Onmp314 (talk) 16:57, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support Looks nice, and is easy to understand. K599 (talk) 20:47, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Oppose

Neutral/Abstain

This is arguably kind of useless, in this case, since the !votes won't be counted, but I'll nonetheless include it.

Proposal 2: repo

Support

Oppose

Neutral/Abstain

This is arguably kind of useless, in this case, since the !votes won't be counted, but I'll nonetheless include it.

  1. Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I like this idea as well, but it feels like it has other non-computer science-related use cases (i.e., for an archival- or museum-type wiki). Dmehus (talk) 11:50, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Proposal 3: cssjs

Support

Oppose

Neutral/Abstain

This is arguably kind of useless, in this case, since the !votes won't be counted, but I'll nonetheless include it.

  1. Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I also liked @NDKilla:'s idea, as it is the most specific and clearly defines this wiki's current purpose, but, at the same time, it really does restrict a future broadening of this wiki's scope to include a broader array of wiki developer resources, for which the community retains the absolute authority to redefine this wiki's purpose via community noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 11:50, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Notes

  1. It's also important to point out that, per the approved wiki request, this is a community wiki and the community maintains overall supremacy over this wiki (i.e., its scope, bureaucrats, etc.).
  2. Everyone agreed to use @Lakelimbo:'s great logo for Dev Wiki.

How to change font?

I would like to get this font for my wiki, but does anyone know how to do so? South Park Archives over at wikia.com has a font import but the desired font is not at the sourced website. The details for the font are obscure; I was able to find that it was made by The Font Bureau (I have sent an email to them regarding it but haven't got an answer) and its only license is "personal use only", which allows for using it publicly on the internet provided that no monetary revenue is being made (or a license will have to be issued).

Any possibilities on using this font? Thanks. Joey717 (talk) 19:31, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Joey717 Yes, that font looks like it's a freely reusable font, so what you need to do is download the font file and upload it to your wiki. To be able to able to upload it to your wiki, you may need to enable that file type in Special:ManageWiki/settings. Once that's done and the file upload, do make sure you properly attribute that font distributor's website and the creator(s) of said font. You should also specify the licensing terms under which it's licensed. Let me know if that helps. Dmehus (talk) 20:59, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Currently not working; could you please check why? Thanks. Joey717 (talk) 06:55, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Joey717 I noticed that you had .tff instead of .ttf, so I've made this change for you, per this request; however, I'm not sure if that fixed it. If it didn't fix it, it's likely missing some code in your MediaWiki:Common.css file. I've got a couple CSS experts I can {{ping}} if further assistance and troubleshooting is needed. Dmehus (talk) 07:07, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
It is still not working; please contact the CSS experts as I am still immature on how CSS works. Thanks! Joey717 (talk) 18:57, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
Joey717 Are you on either Discord or IRC? If so, you may wish to join us on either of those platforms and ask in #miraheze connect (#miraheze-relay on Discord). Dmehus (talk) 19:06, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
I might get IRC in the future and I deleted my Discord account as I was a vandal on South Park Archives Joey717 (talk) 19:14, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

How do I put my Wiki up for adoption?

I'd like to put my Wii Wiki up for adoption as I would rather work on something I am more interested in. How would I do that? PepperoniJustin 13:46, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

PepperoniJustin You just need to go to Special:ManageWiki and check the 'closed' option, then your wiki will be closed and eligible for adoption two weeks from that date. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:49, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! PepperoniJustin 13:55, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Does the sitename option also change URLs?

Hello, this is a bit of a silly beginner question but i noticed on my Special:ManageWiki two fields: database name (which is greyed out) and sitename, which I can change. I was wondering if changing the sitename changes the URL of a wiki or only its display name? I'd like to tweak my URL, but I don't know if this would do that or just make the database and main names out of sync with no benefit. And if this option is not the way to change a URL, can that be requested? Thanks YuriNikolai (talk) 22:55, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

YuriNikolai That's not a silly question at all. It's a good question. The sitename mainly controls the title or name of your wiki and the name of your wiki's Project: namespace. It can be changed fairly easily in Special:ManageWiki. Your subdomain is tied to your database name, so you should not change this frequently or, ideally, more than once, as it involves a Phabricator task. You can, however, keep your subdomain/database name and simply add a custom domain. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 23:03, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Question about domain names

I have a question about domain names. I have heard that Miraheze offers custom domains. As a part of the rebrand of some of the Reception Wikis, one of the final steps was to move to an independent wiki farm, though I had another idea that ensured we could also stay on Miraheze. Would it be possible to change the domains to [wikiname].qualitipedia.org (since that is the name of the collective rebrand), or maybe [wikiname].qualitipedia.miraheze.org? Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:10, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Blubabluba9990 The former example wikiname.qualitipedia.org is definitely possible. We have the Idiotpaedia and Gyannipedia network of wikis that follow this example for their wikis. The latter is theoretically possible, but I'm not sure if it would be preferred within Miraheze's DNS configuration, so would recommend the former option. In either case, the existing subdomain.miraheze.org would serve as a redirect to the custom domain. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:14, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Ok Blubabluba9990 (talk) 16:20, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Logo size

I changed the default logo on a wiki with a new one in 320x320, but the logo isn't showed properly in the wiki FtosorciM (talk) 16:30, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi. The logo needs to be 135x135px. Please resize and reupload, then it should it be resolved. Dmehus (talk) 16:32, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
I saw some wikis that have a large logo size but it's showed properly, but idk FtosorciM (talk) 16:37, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
It could possibly depend on the skin being used and the placement of the logo as defined in $wgLogo. I know for the Vector skin, which is overwhelmingly the most commonly used skin, 135x135px is the size for the logo. You may have also seen a different version of the logo placed on the wiki's main page, which, of course, can absolutely be larger than that size. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 16:48, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
I created a file, if you could approve it that would be great, as I resized your logo to fit. PepperoniJustin 16:57, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

My logo is too big?

How do I change the size of my logo so it is not zoomed in? Pugsleyfan69420 (talk) 16:51, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi. Please resize your logo to 135x135px and reupload, then it should be resolved. As a procedural matter, please ask questions at community noticeboard, rather than on specific talk pages, which are infrequently monitored. As such, I have moved procedurally from Talk:ManageWiki. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:55, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I've been wanting to learn about the community so I have a question

What Wiki's have you been making? I was a former bureaucrat on the Wiiki and Roblox Wiki, so mine has been mostly incorporated with technology. WikiJS 18:51, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I am linking my wikis in my signature. If you want to know which wikis a user is editing check out this page: Special CentralAuth LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 06:04, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

What does a Local Interwiki Administrator do?

I was reading all of the notice boards and their descriptions to familiarize myself with which noticeboard to use for different types of questions. Whilst reading the administrator, I noticed about this sentence: * Request additional permissions on your wiki(s) that can only be granted by a steward, such as local interwiki administrator, please see Stewards' noticeboard

I am wondering what a Local Interwiki Administrator would have permissions to do. WikiJS 19:16, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

WikiJS Yes check.svg Great question! Yes, interwiki administrators, whether local or global, have the technical capability to edit the local interwiki table on one or all wikis (excluding Meta Wiki, which is managed by Stewards and Meta administrators). Officially, the user right they have is editinterwiki. For local interwiki administrator, you can qualify under the local or global prerequisites, but you do typically need to hold a local election (i.e., some exceptions apply, such as in the case of personal wikis for which you're the only substantial contributor, etc.). Note that an election by acclamation is possible, provided the election period is open for usually at least 5-7 calendar days. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 19:28, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

AWA Anti-Wikia Aliance

Hello I just created Dok-Tok wikia.

I am trying to encourage the sole administrator and bureaucrat left at AWA - Anti-Wikia-Alliance - to migrate all of their dormant wikia's here.

I am just kicking the tired to see if this wikia is great. It was recommended by me from here. Anno1404 (talk) 01:14, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

You're awesome! thank you! Anno1404 (talk) 01:45, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 01:48, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Anno1404 Thank you for raising this discussion/announcement at Talk:Help center, which I have procedurally moved to community noticeboard where it is now more in scope and to centralize discussions to our most monitored discussion points. To your point/announcement specifically, that sounds fine. Please do remember to tell your Wikia/Fandom friends to take care to sufficiently define a purpose, scope, and topic(s) of and for their wikis when they request wikis. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 01:47, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Personalize Monobook and it's background

I saw some wikis that have a personalized Monobook background or even personalized menus and links, how I can do that in my wiki? FtosorciM (talk) 17:22, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Try playing around with the options on Special:ManageWiki on your site. Joey717 (talk) 03:23, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

CheckUser question

Can't it be added globally to all wikis? Not that I know much about it though. --Officialscarlettjohansson (talk) 21:36, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Officialscarlettjohansson Welcome to Miraheze. Thank you for the question, which, admittedly, is a bit of an odd first question to ask mere seconds after first creating your global Miraheze user account. Nevertheless, access to the CheckUser and Oversight permissions is restricted for mainly privacy-related reasons, as each provides access to personally identifiable information and other revisions which have been suppressed for normal users. As such, an non-disclosure agreement is required to be signed, accepted, and active with Miraheze Limited. Additionally, one must also successfully run for Steward or otherwise successfully run for a Steward-equivalent election. If you require revisions on your wiki suppressed, you can e-mail links to specific revisions to stewards at miraheze.org. Similarly, to report suspected abuse of our global policies, namely user accounts policy, you should either e-mail specific revisions, as your evidence, to Stewards or, alternatively, provide this evidence to stewards and request for a CheckUser investigation on IRC at #miraheze-cvt connect or on-wiki at stewards' noticeboard. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 21:40, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Moving a miraheze wiki to another domain

Hello! I'm trying to move a wiki I operate to my own websites domain. I believe that was a feature on Miraheze, correct? If so, how would I get about doing it? I believe the primary requirement was making sure you had an SSL Certificate, which I believe I do have. Wasn't sure if I should ask here or the Stewards board so I decided here first.--Amelia (talk) 15:03, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Amelia Thank you for the question. In this case, community noticeboard is the best venue to ask this question. If you already have an SSL certificate for the same domain/subdomain you're going to use, and it's still valid, there should be procedures at custom domains. If you're unsure about anything, you can always ask a system administrator on your Phabricator ticket you'll have opened. I assume it involves you privately e-mailing them your private SSL certificate in some way. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:08, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
You can't have the SSL certificate before you apply to us. If you're getting your own SSL certificate then we will need to give you a CSR first. ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 10:13, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Private wikis

I'm trying to add users to a private wiki, but it says "There is no user by the name "[User here]"", despite those users are registered on Miraheze FtosorciM (talk) 17:32, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi. They need to access your wiki specifically for you to be able to add them as members. Reception123 (talk) (C) 17:48, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Font

Hi, I want this Bengali font as default for Bengali texts on bargunawiki. Can someone tell me what to add on MediaWiki:Common.css page or can someone add the css for me? Thanks in advance. Yahya (talk) 18:31, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

This latest conversation involving me may help. Joey717 (talk) 03:24, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Dormant wiki reminder e-mail

Hi Miraheze, community, I believe this question has been answered before but I couldn't find whether it is possible to enable this.

Can Miraheze send a warning email to the owner if the wiki has been dormant for 30 days? Camilo.tejeiro (talk) 22:51, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Camilo.tejeiro I don't know if this is technically possible currently; however, it might be possible to write a JavaScript or something that e-mails the owner of the JavaScript when there has not been a recent change on a given wiki in the last 30 days or so. Doing that would involve making one's e-mail address public, though, unless the wiki was a private wiki, of course. One other option you could try, and this would be easier actually, is to set up a private Discord server for your wiki, create a wiki RC feed channel on the Discord server, add your Discord server webhook into Special:ManageWiki on your wiki, and then have Discord e-mail you if there's been activity (i.e., from that RC feed channel). As long as you are receiving an e-mail from Discord every 30 days or so, you know your wiki is active. Dmehus (talk) 02:34, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply and for providing these ideas! as I am not too technically proficient in these, let me in the meanwhile just track down in my planner (last edit and next edit-by date), I think this old-fashioned way will work in the interim :) Thank you again for your help! Camilo.tejeiro (talk) 00:03, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg No problem! Dmehus (talk) 00:13, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Privacy policy 13+ years refers to editors or readers?

Please help me understand correctly this part of the Privacy Policy:

Miraheze does not operate Services that are targeted at people under 13 years of age, and does not collect personally identifiable information. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child has been using the Services, please let us know and we will remove your child’s information.

Does it mean that each editor of the wiki must be at least 13 years old, or that the content of the wiki should be written for readers at least 13 years old?

Specifically, I would like to make a wiki that provides links to educational resources for elementary and high schools; for example YouTube videos that explain math. (I found a lot of great resources, and I believe it would be useful to have them at one place, sorted by school curriculum.) Editors of the wiki would be adult people, typically teachers. But the intended audience is the students and/or their parents; in case of elementary school, that would include kids below 13. The expected use case is: "A kid didn't understand the lesson about triangles at school, goes to the wiki, chooses 'Math' + grade + 'Triangles', and hopefully there are a couple of YouTube videos linked." (That is, the kids are definitely not expected to 'edit' the wiki.)

Would such wiki be compatible with the Privacy Policy?

-- Viliam (talk) 23:31, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Viliam Thank you for the question. This refers mainly to editors—specifically anything that requires collecting personal information from users under 13 years of age. Under UK law, as well as the laws of the European Union, Miraheze Limited is legally prohibited from knowingly collecting personal information from users under that age. In your case, you could still create a fishbowl wiki that was only editable by the editor group and you could even take away the createaccount permission from the anonymous user group (*) and even the user group, so accounts could not be created. So, yeah, to answer your question, it's not a problem for you to create an educational wiki that would be read only by students as the students could not create an account on that wiki. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 02:26, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for explanation; wiki "skola.miraheze.org" created (no content yet). --Viliam (talk) 21:20, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Viliam Oh, that's Yes check.svg great to hear. Glad you're all set up. Feel free to join us on IRC in #miraheze connect or on Discord if you have any questions regarding building your wiki. Dmehus (talk) 02:28, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

How can I redirect a page?

I have a wiki, and I made a page, but I want to redirect other pages to the specific page, so how can I do that? WikiJS 19:35, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

WikiJS You can add #REDIRECT [[Target page name]] on a new page. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 19:39, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! It worked! WikiJS 19:42, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
WikiJS Okay, Yes check.svg great. Dmehus (talk) 19:47, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Some features not working on two wikis.

On Loathsome Characters Wiki, adding "voting="Plus"" to comments (so it looks like <comments voting="Plus"/>) simply breaks the comments, while on other wikis such as Awful Movies Wiki work perfectly fine. And the Flow extension on Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki doesn't want to work either no matter what I try to do. Is there anything missing or disabled on those wikis that could be causing this? --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 21:03, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

The Comments part has been Yes check.svg fixed on Phabricator but as for Flow, could you please describe what you mean by "not working" and optionally create a task on Phabricator? Thank you. User:R4356th/Signature 11:49, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Even though the Flow extension is enabled, the wiki is still displaying the traditional talk page style rather than what Flow (now called StructuredDiscussions) would display. --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 17:28, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
@DeciduousWater534: You must enable Flow on the Special:EnableStructuredDiscussions. --Anton (talk) 17:40, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh, okay, but is there any way I can enable them on every page at once instead of one at a time? --DeciduousWater534 (talk) 20:01, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
DeciduousWater534 There should be an option to set the default content model in Special:ManageWiki/namespaces on your wiki, though this was recently redone by Universal Omega so this may have changed, and I'm not seeing where this has been done on Miraheze Commons (which uses StructuredDiscussions by default in all mainspace and userspace talk namespaces). So, I'm not quite sure why those namespaces aren't displaying to me as using the StructuredDiscussions content model. Anyway, that's something to look into. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 17:06, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

How does one request the "confirmed" userright on a wiki?

How does one request the "confirmed" user right on a wiki? Thanks! Firestar464 (talk) 03:20, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Answered on Discord. User:R4356th/Signature 11:44, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Though this was answered on Discord, which is great, I'm going to provide an answer on community noticeboard as this is a good, basic question others will likely have the same question about. the confirmed user group usually has nearly identifical user rights to the autoconfirmed implicit user group that is not granted by any particular user group and which is granted only upon meeting certain predefined conditions (typically, a locallly attached user account that is at least four days old and which has made at least ten edits). Since there's sometimes a need for trusted users to edit before meeting those conditions or because certain bot or alternate accounts that do not edit but otherwise need to update their OAuth consumers, the confirmed user group is available for a user group (typically, administrators) to grant as required. Dmehus (talk) 13:51, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

About the Twinkle options:

How can I import some of the warnings if they don't turn out the way I wanted it to be? I've been trying to import more of these templates for the purpose of having the Twinkle categories be completed as it's barely close to being completed. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 17:10, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

@DarkMatterMan4500: Could you please explain further, I'm not really sure what you mean and what you're trying to do. Reception123 (talk) (C) 13:48, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
DarkMatterMan4500 Twinkle is a very complex, multi-faceted gadget that is really designed for Wikipedia workflow, so it requires a lot of modifications to the code and also a lot of customization in the templates used. I personally find it quite impersonal and prefer not to use it. In fact, I haven't reenabled it on Meta, as the two most useful features I used, the pseudo-rollback functionality, I'm using BrandonXLF's Restorer and actual rollback. Where I used specific templates, {{subst:templatename}} works well for me, and is nearly as quick. Dmehus (talk) 17:30, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Dmehus: That does simplify things for sure, but I'm hoping the Twinkle feature reaches completion in the future. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 22:19, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

List of wikis

Where do I find the list of wikis to make sure the name I want for my wiki isn't already taken? Blaze The Wolf (talk) 21:58, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

@Blaze The Wolf: There is a very simple methode: enter the url in your browser's address field, e.g. isthisnametaken.miraheze.org. Looking for wikis you can here: discover wikis and a log of all ever created wikis here: Farmer Log but is rather difficult to find a specific name there, greetings LilyLilyu - smile.svg (Lilypond Wiki · talk to me · little garden · my wiki of everything) 04:09, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Flagged Revisions

Hello,

Once Miraheze upgrades to MediaWiki 1.36 later this year, There will be major changes to the 'FlaggedRevs' extension to ensure its continued stability and function. Please see this upstream announcement by Ladsgroup. If you have any questions and are uncomfortable asking upstream, please let myself or any member of MediaWiki Engineering know.

Thanks, ~ RhinosF1 - (chat)· acc· c - (     online) 07:40, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Welcomer UserRight Vote

After a set amount of welcomes, there should be an extension called Mass Welcome, where in the user list, they can select how many people to welcome, but the extension can only be accessed by Welcomer and higher.

Support

  • Support As the person who created the vote, with some good points, I believe this should be added. WikiJS 18:09, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Abstain

Oppose

Additional Comments

  • WikiJS I have no idea what you are proposing here. Are you proposing for a new extension to be developed and installed, or are you proposing for an existing extension be enabled on Meta or on all Miraheze wikis be default? Secondarily, what is your aim here? This seems like more of a question or an idea, rather than a formal proposal, which would be best incubated as a subpage of your userspace. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 19:12, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
    I'm proposing for a new extension to be developed and installed for Meta. And yeah, I see what you're saying, I made the vote in a rush, even though it was more of an idea. WikiJS 00:33, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
    WikiJS Yeah, this sort of thing doesn't really need a discussion, at least not the development of an extension; for enabling mass welcoming system user extension on this wiki, yeah, that part would need a discussion to be enabled. However, without an extension developed, this is a bit like put the cart before the (proverbial) horse. I'd recommend instead reaching out to Universal Omega on his user talk page and see if he could develop this extension for you. Be sure to list exactly and specifically what features your extension would require and how an existing welcoming extension, such as either of the HAWelcome or NewUserMessage extensions, would not serve your needs. You would also want to clearly specify which wiki(s) you'd want to enable it on (not counting Meta Wiki, since that'd need a separate discussion). As to potentially enabling such an extension on Meta Wiki, my personal view is this isn't really needed and wouldn't be helpful, principally because accounts are often auto-created on Meta just like they're auto-created on Loginwiki, many of which end up being spam only accounts (among other things). Plus, it's also a bit "spammy," if I'm being honest. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 01:34, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

What is hat collecting?

On my recently closed global permissions request, someone said I was hat collecting, but I do not know what hat collecting means. Can someone please explain to me what it means? Thanks, WikiJS 14:15, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Read w:Wikipedia:Hat collecting. --Anton (talk) 14:17, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
In addition to what Anton said above, I would like to note that I did link that page in my oppose comment. Please do read the comments. User:R4356th/Signature 14:21, 22 March 2021 (UTC)