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TestWiki:Request permissions

Hello. One user requested permissions without having written what permissions. In case he does not answer in how many days the request must be closed? Thanks! Fffv7787 (talk) 14:43, 27 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Fffv7787 I think such those request should be closed immediately. I did not find much in the policy --MdsShakil (talk) 14:43, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@MdsShakil Thank you! Fffv7787 (talk) 14:47, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello. Fffv7787 and MdsShakil, no! Such requests should not be closed (declined) immediately. The best practice to deal with such requests is to ask which permissions they want and put the request on hold. If they didn't reply close the request as stale after the few days (preferable after 4-5 days). --Mazzaz (talk) 14:55, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Mazzaz Hello. I reopen this request. Fffv7787 (talk) 15:15, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
AlPaD, Magogre, and MdsShakil, I thought I'd jump in to clarify the uncertainty in response to AlPa's question. Magogre's response is generally correct, but there's not a specific timeframe. It really depends. It could be two or three days, or 4-7 days, and then closed as stale, but yeah, basically (a) don't close it immediately and (b) don't close it as declined; rather, use stale. Hope that helps. :) Dmehus (talk) 04:48, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for Consul: Magogre

Inactive Rights Removal - 2021-10-7

Inactive Rights Removal - 2021-10-09

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2021-10-16 if they do not return to activity:


Dmehus (talk)
For the Consul Team
22:13, 9 October 2021 (UTC) Dmehus (talk) 22:13, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
 Rights removed from ten (10) users, noting that HeartsDo was given a temporary, three-month inactivity exception, with Consul discretion due to their activity from StructuredDiscussions seemingly not counting. Dmehus (talk) 23:46, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

New policy for abuse filter

Hello guys, I am Matttest. I have created a new proposed-for-policy page for abuse filter. In fact now there are no policies or guidelines related to the abuse filter test, and I think it’s better to create one. Currently, I think this page can be merge into the TestWiki policy TestWiki:Main policy. What do you think? Please give some suggestions for the community. You may also change this proposal page. Regards, —-Matttest (talk) 09:45, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. I think the testing of abuse filter is a serious action, and it may be misused. It has its importance to be part of the policy of TestWiki (and maybe by merging to TestWiki:Main policy or TestWiki:Testing policy). I hope you guys can give out some opinions concerning this. Matttest (talk) 10:26, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

TNT module

Why does my module that works good in meta doesn't work here? The imported module here links to Module:TNT for some reason, TNT does nothing for the template, and there's not even an invoke code or require code in lua Anpang (talk) 08:49, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2021-12-27

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2022-01-02 if they do not return to activity:


Dmehus (talk)
For the Consul Team
03:15, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
 Rights removed from fifteen (15) users. Dmehus (talk) 07:07, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How do I restore this page?

https://publictestwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Main_Page/fi&action=edit&redlink=1 I deleted this as a test but can't figure out how to restore it. Lugia Ann (talk) 03:36, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lugia Ann, that is a translation subpage, so you cannot/should not restore it in the traditional way. You have to either import the translations using the Translate extension, or just retranslate it. Dmehus (talk) 03:39, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, I will see if I can use those ways to restore the page. Lugia Ann (talk) 03:45, 28 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Consul request - unprotect

These pages should be unprotected. They were protected back when crats could assign interface-admin as a security precaution, but now only consuls can assign it. They should be unprotected so authorized interface-admins can edit them. Naleksuh (talk) 01:49, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Though the CSS and JS script pages are sensitive from a security standpoint, I'd be willing to lower protection for the skin-specific CSS/JS pages to interface-admin, on a provisional basis; however, the reasons by which MediaWiki:Sitenotice, MediaWiki:Sidebar, MediaWiki:Common.css, and MediaWiki:Common.js are Consul-protected is because these either control the sitewide CSS/JS for everyone or they relate to matters which are within the purview of the non-test bureaucrats on TestWiki, Consuls. Dmehus (talk) 22:47, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: First, Common.js and Common.css are protected for security reasons (infact, they were incorrectly protected before until I had Void fix it), second, interface admin is a non-testing group, and non-test edits are permitted. It is the same reason I have interface admin. Naleksuh (talk) 23:30, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Naleksuh, yes, I remember that the pages in question were protected with creation protection rather than as blank pages with edit protection, and I thank you for your report. However, interface-admin is not, strictly speaking, a non-test permission. It is somewhat of a hybrid test/non-test permission. Regardless, it is nonetheless a Consul-delegated role, and I'm both (a) not seeing a high volume of edit requests that Consuls cannot handle for these pages and (b) given the widespread end user impacts MediaWiki:Common.css, and MediaWiki:Common.js can have, I'm inclined to defer to the pre-existing Consul practice of maintaining these at Consul protection. Dmehus (talk) 23:41, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If that's the case, then there's no reason to have the interface-admin group at all, might as well delete it. Right now, interface-admins can editsitejs except for the part where they can't because it was protected, and was only protected back when it could be assigned by anyone. Naleksuh (talk) 23:43, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Well, the group was deleted before, but I can see a valid reasons for non-Consuls to be able to perform gadget maintenance, upgrades, and various other tasks on TestWiki. I can also see a weaker case for it being used for testing changes before deploying to a non-TestWiki Miraheze wiki or another wiki. The idea is that it can be used for both testing and non-testing purposes, but rather than the permission being granted by any bureaucrat, which any user can request, in theory if not in practice, after they have made at least ten (10) editing contributions and had an account for at least four (4) days, it was felt that was too weak of a granting criteria. For those reasons, I see a case for maintaining the group, but I'd certainly be open to hearing what other users, and especially interface administrators, have to say on the matter Dmehus (talk) 23:54, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I was not suggesting deleting the group, that was rhetorical. Naleksuh (talk) 00:19, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2022-02-19

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2022-02-26 if they do not return to activity:


Dmehus (talk)
For the Consul Team
23:10, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
 Ten (10) users removed per the above, with an administrative note to Ugochimobi. Ugochimobi, please note that, going forward, StructuredDiscussions activity is not counted as activity, pending a fix to the the inactivity script by Void, so you will need to demonstrate some other form of activity by the next time the script is run later in March. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 23:04, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: for example, the edit I made here ? Thanks :) Ugochimobi (talk) 23:36, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ugochimobi,  Exactly. Face-smile.svg Thank you. You are now active for three (3) more months. Dmehus (talk) 23:40, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much Doug :), it's been a while we actually chatted but I'm sure you're okay 😊 Ugochimobi (talk) 23:43, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Minor amendment to the TestWiki:Inactivity policy

I've made the following minor amendment to the TestWiki:Inactivity policy, mainly due to the way in which the findInactiveSysops.js script works. Unfortunately, it is not able to consider StructuredDiscussions activity, or is it able to consider edits which are subsequently deleted by another administrator. Views from the community are welcome on this, but do note that the alternative would be to revert to determining inactivity based on Consul discretion, rather than a semi-automated activity based process. Dmehus (talk) 23:51, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

It's possible to take into account deleted edits by updating the script to make use of mw:API:Alldeletedrevisions, and it should also be possible to take into account StructuredDiscussions activity via parsing the HTML of Special:Contributions/Special:DeletedContributions as a final check. — Arcversin (talk) 01:04, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Arcversin, yeah, Void said on IRC he figured he'd be able to correct the deleted contributions issue, but hadn't yet found a way to resolve the StructuredDiscussions issue. If you have a way of correcting the latter, I'm sure we could probably temporarily lower protection on User:Void/findInactiveSysops.js for you. Dmehus (talk) 01:32, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
What can be done is directly requesting Special:Contributions and Special:DeletedContributions without using the API so that the Structured Discussions contributions are added, then looking over that in the script to check if the last contribution by the user was via Structured Discussions, and if so, check the timestamp. This should get everything except deleted topics. — Arcversin (talk) 02:04, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That's not a bad idea, but it's much harder to implement than it sounds, especially considering the likelihood that this would not be consistent for all users. Instead, I have the much more interesting idea of having the API parse {{Special:Contributions/<username>}}. This, when combined with a few specific options should produce consistent results for all users, provided I can figure out an accurate method for parsing out the timestamp. -- Void Whispers 03:30, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Sounds interesting. — Arcversin (talk) 04:30, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request to enable extension

I'd like to request that the TemplateSandbox extension be enabled. — Arcversin (talk) 02:58, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Arcversin, sure, that extension could be quite useful here, so  done. Dmehus (talk) 06:07, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, for test and information on MediaWiki is it possible for a CheckUser to check User:Naleksuh BOT and privately send the results back to me? This would need to be done by a consteward, so User:Dmehus or User:Void can help, if this is allowed. Naleksuh (talk) 02:41, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Naleksuh, getting to your DMs on IRC as I suspect this is what they are about. Dmehus (talk) 03:10, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This is permitted, per Data Request Process. Let me clarify with Owen whether he'd prefer Trust and Safety or Stewards to handle this request. It's essentially a limited in scope private user data request. Dmehus (talk) 03:12, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't remember any previous conversation but it is not "about" anything I've mentioned to someone else before, it is about something contemporary. I do wish you would stop "getting to" real-time communication though, it defeats the purpose of it. Naleksuh (talk) 03:13, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I saw your DMs and that was unrelated to this request. Dmehus (talk) 03:15, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Naleksuh, I have received clarification from Owen on this. Either role is capable of handling such requests. It depends on the channel in which was requested. Since you've made the request of Stewards, then it is fair for Stewards to handle it. Would you be able to direct message me on IRC your preferred method of private data delivery? I assume you'd probably prefer e-mail, but I'd prefer you didn't share your e-mail address publicly. If you have a different preferred private data delivery method, then you can also share that privately as well. Dmehus (talk) 09:42, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Basically I just want anyone with CheckUser access here to load the IP addresses for User:Naleksuh BOT (as many as can be fetched, 5k in 3 months) and send back the results, either via IRC or email, whichever works. Naleksuh (talk) 10:18, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Naleksuh, this has now been  done, but is just awaiting further response from you on IRC to see if you need additional data returned. I'll leave my checkuser flag on for a little bit longer, to provide you an opportunity to reply privately. Thank you. Dmehus (talk) 18:25, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cannot delete a file

I uploaded File:Test png.PNG for test use,but when I done my test,I cannot delete it.The page tell me "Deleting page: An unknown error occurred in storage backend "local-backend"."How can I do then? SD hehua (talk) 06:31, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@SD hehua: I've opened a ticket on Phabricator regarding this error, please see T8913 for further details. — Arcversin (talk) 19:40, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. SD hehua (talk) 17:19, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Admin Training/School

After looking at the main page and finding it talks about a possible admin school existing in the future, I think that we should spend some time creating one, I have an idea currently but it would help if others helped with it, currently my draft of what it could look like is stored in userpage as User:Zippybonzo/Admin School and I would appreciate if you had time to drop by and help or give some feedback, Thanks, Zippybonzo Zippybonzo (talk) 19:51, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'm wanting to import admin guide from Wikipedia which is more information. Thingofme (talk) 12:51, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hello. This userpage is owned by a user who does not have a local TestWiki account. That's why I suggest deleting it or creating a local account. Thank you! AlPaD (talk) 12:07, 2 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

AlPaD, thank you for noting this. I'm not sure what the story is here, as it was from something like five years ago, but if I had to logically guess from WikiHow Contributor's local TestWiki contributions, this was likely their sockpuppet, except they didn't ever use it on TestWiki, so no local account was created. Given that an user page was created, though, I've  done this for you. I actually contemplating giving this account a courtesy global rename, but on the other hand, doing so could allow the username to be recreated on a wiki where a local bureaucrat has the user right to override the title blacklist, so likely will leave as is. I'm not sure what point there is to keeping the user page on TestWiki, though. So, if you want to delete it, that'd be fine, but do remove the page protection first before doing so. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:57, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmehus: Hello! Global hide (centralauth-oversight) it's a good idea? Thank you! AlPaD (talk) 06:03, 18 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

De-Sysop Request

Considering some not-so-wise things I have done here lately, I think it would be best if I take a step down for a bit. I will be blocking myself from some namespaces until May 1, and I would appreciate it if someone could remove my sysop permissions for now. When I come back on May 1, I will re-ask for both sysop and bureaucrat (assuming that's okay). My talk page will be open for any questions or comments. If anyone feels the need to adjust the block in any way, feel free to do it.

Thank you and I'm sorry for the trouble I've caused here so far. I hope that after this break things will go more smoothly. ApexAgunomu (My changes here | Drop me a line) 16:33, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ApexAgunomu:  Done HeartsDo (talk) 16:38, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hello! Could you inform on the page that bureaucrats aren't allowed to grant a bot flag? Thanks! AlPaD (talk) 16:18, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

AlPaD,  Done. Thank you for identifying this. Dmehus (talk) 18:14, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MediaWiki version

I think we should upgrade this wiki to 1.39. LisafBia (talk) 06:45, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Absolutely not. That's an alpha version. Have you seen how many bugs are caught each train week? RhinosF1 (talk) 06:51, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Maybe we should wait for Miraheze update. SD hehua (talk) 15:24, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@LisafBia: I guess you should check out this first. This version is not a stable version - the latest stable version is still 1.37.2 (even 1.38 is in beta version). Furthermore, upgrading mediawiki versions is a global issue, so it should be posted at meta. --Matttest (talk) 07:58, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I suggested this idea because this is a test wiki. I knew the version was unstable. LisafBia (talk) 15:41, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This is not where we test that MediaWiki works. It's to allow users to work out how to use the software. RhinosF1 (talk) 21:04, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

PageImages extension

Can the mw:Extension:PageImages extension be enabled here? It's part of MediaWiki, but needs to be enabled in LocalSettings.php. --Ahecht (TALK
) 20:38, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done via ManageWiki, we don't use LocalSettings.php for most changes at Miraheze RhinosF1 (talk) 21:05, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@RhinosF1 Thanks. I can't seem to get it to recognize Mediawiki:Pageimages-denylist. If the settings at https://github.com/miraheze/mw-config/blob/master/LocalSettings.php are current, it looks like wgPageImagesDenylist is disabled everywhere but gratispaideiawiki. Can the settings from gratispaideiawiki be copied to testwiki? --Ahecht (TALK
) 14:06, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This should be  Deployed within 30 minutes. RhinosF1 (talk) 09:15, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New policy about protection for non-test pages

Hello, I am Matttest. Currently there is no policies about which non-test pages should be protected at which protection level, but I think it is important given that there are disputes on protecting non-test pages, so I drafted this policy. Any comments on this policy will be appreciated and feel free to change this proposed policy. Regards, Matttest (talk) 05:17, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


User:Zfshuo This user has not edited in over 3 months. @RhinosF1 @Dmehus LisafBia (talk) 13:55, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I will run the report at the weekend. Please don't remove rights without giving proper warning. RhinosF1 (talk) 14:19, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@LisafBia: Please consider this case in the community portal. Users who are inactive for 3 months should be reminded at their talk page, before removing his/her rights (should be done a week later after the warning according to the policy). The action should also be done by a consul, not a bureaucrat. --Matttest (talk) 06:32, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
LisafBia,  Done. Thank you for the reminder! Dmehus (talk) 23:16, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2022-05-21

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2022-05-28 if they do not return to activity:


Dmehus (talk)
For the Consul Team
23:14, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Please, don't remove my rights right now. I'll increase my activity next month. Although, since last March I have been almost inactive on all wikis. খাত্তাব হাসান (talk) 08:23, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@খাত্তাব হাসান: Your comment in reply is enough to stop you going inactive. Your rights will now remain for another 3 months. Please try and make an edit at least once every 80 or so days. RhinosF1 (talk) 09:08, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Community Ban Request: ApexAgunomu

Community advisory opinion to Consuls regarding ApexAgunomu

Decrat for Example2

Experimented with which direction "back" and "forward" counts as with expiring user groups that can't be changed. Because I had to test this on a group I cannot remove, I used the bureaucrat group. Any consul may now decrat Example2 as test done. Naleksuh (talk) 07:24, 6 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Reception123 (talk) 05:55, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Courtesy notice that mh:meta:Requests_for_Comment/Global_ban_for_ApexAgunomu is now in progress Naleksuh (talk) 07:44, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]