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Gadget description[edit]

I noticed the gadget description on MediaWiki:Gadget-UTCLiveClock includes the text "After adding please en:purge the page" and was wondering what the point of it is. After all, the page already says that the tool includes a purge link. wikipedia:en:purge (apparent intended target) is no help either. ping @Reception123: who added it. -- Void Discuss 20:43, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

I have not seen this when importing the template. Removed. Reception123 (talk) 04:41, 9 September 2016 (UTC)


Shall we remove the background color of the logo just like File:NewLogo2.png? --Gyakusyuu no Amanojaku (talk) 10:50, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

.........Already changed by Gyakusyuu no Amanojaku.--Tiger (talk) 07:31, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Bit of advice, don't change the logo by css. I'll upload a new version of the File:NewLogo.png, and, if needed, do a pull request to change the logo. -- Void Whispers 01:14, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Are bureaucrats allowed to grant administrator right?[edit]

I found that bureaucrats are able to grant administrator right to other users technically. Are bureaucrats allowed to grant administrator right when other users request it on TestWiki:Request_permissions? Are they allowed to revoke the right when it is inappropriately used?--Tiger (talk) 14:51, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Bureaucrats are allowed to grant sysop and bureaucrat, and can revoke sysop. If you are granting admin/bureaucrat, just make sure that the request fulfills the requirements at the top of the page. If in doubt, let someone else handle it. -- Void Whispers 15:06, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

RFC: Puffin Web Browser global blocks[edit]


The community portal has been protected from anonymous editing for 24 hours due to excessive vandalism. Amanda (talk) 18:08, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Userrights update[edit]

Just an FYI in a visible place.

  • After a bug was resolved in the config, sysops now have the ability to add Autopatrolled, confirmed, and rollbacker to accounts.
  • 'Crats may now assign the bot usergroup. However, please be aware to only assign the group for testing or to prevent flood, never run a full bot account without consul permission.
  • The exampleuser usergroup will be removed as the only accounts it was assigned to were locked for security concerns. It is no longer useful.

If I'm forgetting anything, remind me. If you have any questions, ask below. Cheers -- Void Whispers 21:19, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

I think we can set a special usergroup like "flood" on Chinese Wikipedia (can be added by admins and only to admins themselves) to divide test groups from non-test groups. However, I don't think it's necessary because there are no real bots now. --Amanojaku (talk) 13:58, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Does the email notice work?[edit]

I can't receive emails when someone leaves messages, but I can receive emails when changing the email address in preferences. --Amanojaku (talk) 14:03, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Already posted to phab:T1738 by Reception123. --Amanojaku (talk) 16:45, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Spanish PublicTestWiki[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to announce that I have established the Spanish Version of PublicTestWiki for native speakers of Spanish and that they need to have more facilities to communicate with the rest of their peers, all Spanish speakers who want to participate can visit the wiki in https://es.publictestwiki.com and begin to be part of the community. Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 12:24, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Que bueno, una versión en español :) Cyborg (talk) 17:04, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Don't need to test any more[edit]

Please revoke my crat and admin flag. I don't need them any more.--Tiger (talk) 12:09, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

 Done; if you need the rights back at any time, just let me know. Cheers -- Void Whispers 17:22, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Abuse filter[edit]

Please examine my (IP) edits to my named account's userpage, it shouldn't be disallowed even though it starts with an IP address. 10:11, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Please see your talkpage. Reception123 (talk) 14:15, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Recent vandalism[edit]

I restored pages deleted by User:Anniubbo but please note that translation pages are not restored yet because they can't be undeleted directly. --Amanojaku (talk) 15:18, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

AlvaroMolina for consul[edit]

Temporary feature[edit]

Hi, yesterday I used the temporary feature on Special:Userrights and I'm wondering if that feature was created by Miraheze or it comes with MediaWiki. Thank you, Cyborg (talk) 20:52, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Temporary userrights is a feature that was added in MediaWiki version 1.29. It is not specific to Miraheze. -- Void Whispers 00:03, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. --Cyborg (talk) 00:17, 10 September 2017 (UTC)


I've added translation pages to the MediaWiki:Titleblacklist to prevent vandalism. Only autoconfirmed users can modify or create translations now. The translations of the main page are also protected. Please feel free to change it after it's safe. --Amanojaku (talk) 04:19, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Good! Sherry J. Scott (talk)

Able to change protection levels[edit]

Even though deletion and move rights are consul only, I am able to change them. Why? PokestarFan (talk) 19:35, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Because the protect action is not restricted. As a result, unless we decide to modify the configuration, the only way to prevent the modification of protection levels is to remove edit access as well. It would make sense if the software only allowed users to modify protection levels if they had the ability to perform the action with its current restriction level. (eg that an admin would not be able to modify consul level move/deletion restrictions). But, this is not the case. -- Void Whispers 19:45, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
This can be configured said way. That is how it’s done on https://testwiki.wiki . Config is here. MacFan4000 (talk) 20:13, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Got fatal error[edit]

I made a test on how long can a user be blocked (except indefinite) and set a block till 31 Dec. 9999 23:59:59 on a wasted account (declared by its owner). Then I met "[cadbecb3fec4cc62aa74674e] 2017-11-29 12:16:46: Fatal exception of type "MWException"" on all the pages that involving the block log of that account.(Block log of that account, Block log of this site, Logs of me and so on.) Sorry for making this trouble and wish it not a big trouble for the consuls.--Tiger (talk) 12:22, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Well, it's not a problem anymore (as far as I can tell), so no big deal. -- Void Whispers 20:50, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
how can I help you? Artix Kreiger (talk) 22:29, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
It seems that the problem doesn't affect anyone except me........-Tiger (talk) 10:51, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Asdfugil for consul in here[edit]

Enable protect lock[edit]

Allow bureaucrats to self resign[edit]

Consul for MacFan4000[edit]

Request for Consul - Kiko4564[edit]


Hi. What does Special:AggregateGroups do? Pkbwcgs (talk) 08:15, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Request for consul (Pkbwcgs)[edit]

Bureaucrat weirdness.[edit]

Why can bureaucrats only add Confirmed users, Autopatrollers, and Rollbackers when administrators can both add and remove them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bonnedav (talkcontribs) 05:55, 11 September 2018‎ (UTC)

And, that's all cleaned up now. -- Void Whispers 16:41, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
I was thinking more like just let them remove the groups as well so it is easier to tell the difference in group add/remove perms between crat and Consul, but it's your call. Bonnedav (talk) 03:09, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
How about the "Testgroup"? By right "Bureaucrats", "Admins", and "Bots" it should only added by a bureaucrat. SA 13 Bro (talk) 15:01, 18 September 2018 (UTC)


I thought I was exempted from user right removal? Does anyone know what the heck happened to my admin and crat perms? — revi 10:48, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't know, it's not in the log. User:MacFan4000 has restored these rights for you. Kiko4564 (talk) 18:28, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
For anyone wondering, see Tech:Incidents/2018-04-26-DataLoss. -- Void Whispers 00:29, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

I need help restoring this page[edit]

Hello all. Yesterday I made a bad decision to delete a translated version of the Main Page, https://publictestwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page/zh. I thought it would be a simple matter of just restoeing the page once I had deleted it. But since it's translated, I guess it has to be manually translated again in order to be restored. I am completely inexperienced with translating pages. Can anyone help me fix this page?

Hereis a little talk about the situation. https://publictestwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Main_Page/zh

And I'm sorry for this whole mess to begin with. Marseillaise (talk) 16:33, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

I tried to undelete that page, but it couldn't be restored manually, that page needs to be restored by using the Translate tool. If you want to undelete that page, here have a link to the deleted text which admins can view: HERE.

The link takes to a textbox where you can copy the text, but the page cannot be created manually, it MUST be re-created with the translate tool. Any additional help is needed for users who can Chinese. Unhappily, I cannot chinese :( so you need to ask another user who can chinese that can restore the page. Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 17:45, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Has this been done now? Kiko4564 (talk) 18:26, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
YES.Psl631 (Let's Chat!) 18:57, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Lua Scripting[edit]

is the Scribunto extension available for Lua scripting? --Ptwcris (talk) 01:32, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ptwcris: You might want to open a task on Phabricator.miraheze.org RhinosF1 (talk) 18:41, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Not needed. Scribunto is enabled on all Miraheze wikis by default. -- Void Whispers 16:18, 4 July 2019 (UTC)


Please since you have the consul user group, can some steward or global sysop create the "Template_editor" user right on hypotheticaltropicalcycloneswiki, and add the protection level "Edit: Allow only template editors" on my wiki? Fungster (talk) 15:26, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for Consul by Zppix[edit]

Rename request[edit]

User: User:Ghergher888

New name: Ghery

Thanks Ghergher888 (talk) 11:36, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

@Ghergher888: Please use m:Special:GlobalRenameRequest. -- Void Whispers 15:25, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Please make new interfacepage[edit]

Please make MediaWiki:Dot-separator. Copied from English Wikipedia.--デーモン閣下 (talk) 07:04, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Request at Meta too.--デーモン閣下 (talk) 07:54, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done--そらたこ🐙🌈talk 13:33, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Something wrong with the bureaucrat toolset?[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if this is intentional or not but bureaucrats cannot access the bureaucrat protection level at all. If this isn't intentional could it please be fixed? Thanks. Hypercane (talk) 21:15, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Also not related to the bureaucrat toolset, but administrators can only promote confirmed users but not demote them? Is this intentional? Hypercane (talk) 21:22, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
These should now be fixed, please let me know if this is not the case. -- Void Whispers 17:38, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

~Squiggles~ for steward[edit]


Can Bureaucrats make new templates without useing a computerReuben (talk) 05:42, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Anybody can make new templates without using a computer. Dross (talk) 22:02, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
How?Reuben (talk) 04:43, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
if you want to make a template you can type in the url publicteswiki.com/wiki/Template:(YOURTEMPLATENAME)-- ~Squiggles~ | Talk To Me 💬 08:44, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Database error[edit]

When I was trying to make a test account so I can test on it I got the following: Database error

A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software.

[3287968177626a1207610c6b] 2019-12-23 00:19:25: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError"

I wanted to make a new account because I can not find a test account. reuben (talk) 00:25, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Personal request[edit]

Please unprotect my upage. Sorry. I forgot to do before remove request. --そらたこ🐙🌈talk 13:54, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Can you link to the page? Your talk page is not protected. RhinosF1 (talk) 13:58, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Sorry RhinosF1. Posting in meta is incorrect. It's My user page, not a talk page. --そらたこ🐙🌈talk 14:02, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
 Done RhinosF1 (talk) 14:04, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I wish you many successes. --そらたこ🐙🌈talk 14:06, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Consul Request (RhinosF1)[edit]

Look into Brownlowe.2 please[edit]

I would like to request that someone look more closely into Brownlowe.2 because a user by the same name just got blocked for sockpuppetry on testwiki.wiki

 Done desysopped, blocked 2 sock puppets. RhinosF1 (talk) 15:19, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
Hmm, well, Brownlowe.2 on testwiki.wiki was themselves blocked by a sock, and on that wiki, they have no relation whatsoever to any other account. Here, they are CU likely to Wuebbold.1 and TestPuppet only, so I'm not too sure what to make of it. -- Void Whispers 18:22, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

Question. Please help![edit]

Greetings colleagues! Tell me, how do I add new levels of protection (bureaucrat, Consul)? I would like to improve my wiki with this. Q-bit (talk) 08:53, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

@Q-bit: I apologize for the delayed response. You can request additional protection levels on Phabricator for your wiki. dross (tcg) 20:00, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

@Dross: Thank you so much for your help! Q-bit (talk) 08:14, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Name Change Question[edit]

I would really like to change my name here to Brightshine, but unfortunately I can't get a name change through the Meta Wiki because I am indefinitely blocked there. Is there any other way to have my name changed? Bugambilia (talk) 14:03, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

You can either email stewards[at]miraheze.org or appeal your block. RhinosF1 (talk) 14:06, 21 March 2020 (UTC)


TestWiki:Administrators/bn I translated it from English to Bengali.If this is the significance,Accept it Lēnin (talk) 07:55, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Give me an hour and I’ll sort it. RhinosF1 (talk) 07:56, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
Ok sir-Lēnin (talk) 08:02, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
 Done RhinosF1 (talk) 08:19, 24 March 2020 (UTC)


Test Delete/bn,Autoarchive/bn,Move test/bn,Test/bn,Test page/bn,Translate/bn‎‎,Test protect/bn I am translating these registrations from English to Bengala .Requested to verify.Lēnin (talk) 12:15, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

I only see a need for Autoarchive/bn. RhinosF1 (talk) 12:16, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
@Lēnin: I am setting Autoarchive/bn as translated. I am not doing the other pages at this time. RhinosF1 (talk) 13:19, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

New wikitext mode[edit]

I suggest enabling New wikitext mode as a beta feature, just like Wikipedia. Thus we can test gadgets on it. --Huawei251 (talk) 04:06, 15 April 2020 (UTC)


Hello all,

I am now processing the inactive users list. I'd like to adapt the policy slightly. The new policy can be found at TestWiki:Inactivity/Draft and the template for rights removal at Template:Inactivity/Draft.


RhinosF1 (talk) 10:02, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
NOTE: The first removals under this policy, if approved, will be on or after 7th May for user inactive on the 1st May. RhinosF1 (talk) 08:52, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Inactive Rights Removal - 29 Apr 2020[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 7 May 2020 if they do not return to activity:


RhinosF1 (talk)
For the Consul Team
09:39, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
 Done RhinosF1 (talk) 15:49, 7 May 2020 (UTC)


@Reception123: Towards the end of my administrator rights you took a month to verify me,So the administrative rights will end in a few days.Before the end, I request you to give me the rights of administrator and bureaucrat. Examknow also told me to make a new request after I made this request [[1]] If I apply for the right Examknow Blocks(He was blocking me for that mistake(Disruptive Editing) me.I will make a request to verify my contribution.Then you can catch my mistakes. Later I show this car and release the block(I request you to block after a little discussion with the StewardsI was blocked for the same reason and later released void) I think applying for rights and not Disruptive Editing for rights Discussion.Even then I am requesting to verify

Not done User is blocked indefinitely for disruption -Examknow (talk) 18:29, 30 April 2020 (UTC)


A while ago EkWikiBot Unblocked by Return my rights nowSourav Halder (talk) 19:07, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Your rights will not be returned for at least a week and continuing to demand things will get you blocked again. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:17, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Bonnedav Inactivity exemption[edit]

Hello, my activity may be spotty but I do intend to use my rights on occasion. Thus I wish to apply for exemption form the inactivity rule. Thank you. Bonnedav (talk) 23:46, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

I’ll grant this later. RhinosF1 (talk) 06:30, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
 Granted for 9 months to expire 2021-02-01 RhinosF1 (talk) 14:44, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Bonnedav (talk) 02:12, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Inactivity Policy Exemption Request[edit]


Is possible to be exempt of Inactivity Policy, please

Thanks --HeartsDo (talk) 08:08, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

 Done for 9 months. RhinosF1 (talk) 15:36, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Inquiry, full-featured test wiki and automatic reset to zero.[edit]

Hello, what I comment on, I do not know if it is feasible at this time, I consult it in case there is a short-term possibility of doing it.
I must clarify that what I express is framed in contributing to the community and I greatly appreciate the important and enormous work that all the volunteers do in this wiki. I apologize in advance, that if, due to my misinformation, I comment something wrong, related to a particular situation.
I am very happy to know about this wiki for testing, since I have requested the creation of a new wiki and I am building it out of hand. There are options that I would like to implement in my wiki, this test wiki is ideal.

Current working format on the wiki[edit]

I was hoping to have a fully manageable wiki like the one I currently have on my newly created wiki, with the idea of ​​testing from the start, I understand that this is not possible because we are working on the same testing wiki (it would be interesting if this wiki is entirely to organize and document how we could carry out tests to later be able to implement in our wikis, something similar to Meta, a Meta test wiki).


If possible, it would be interesting to have one or more wikis as feasible, in addition to the resources available, perhaps to start one per language of the most widely used languages ​​or they may be requested. These wikis are automatically reset to zero, by giving a choice, every 24 hours or whichever time is most optimal for testing. These tests carried out by users of the community, which could be increased in greater quantity, would allow us to build in the test wiki (publictestwiki com), perhaps on a special page, How-to manuals (very good option to strengthen the community) .

Documentation suggestion[edit]

It is good to put into practice some option, functionality, permission, etc., starting from scratch, I consider that it is not optimal, this because it has not been documented somewhere, we can effectively take advantage of the work already done by other people from the community by documenting some test carried out (I understand that not all of us document, this for various reasons, but those that we can do will allow other members of the community to advance much faster, compared to doing it from scratch). Thank you very much, kind regards,--Geryescalier (talk) 15:07, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Nuking pages[edit]

Hi. Where do you go to nuke pages? I couldn't find it on the Amin Links page. Thanks. Covid-19 (talk) 16:39, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Special:Nuke RhinosF1 (talk) 16:40, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Inactive Rights Removal - 21 May 2020[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 28 May 2020 if they do not return to activity:


RhinosF1 (talk)
For the Consul Team
21:02, 21 May 2020 (UTC)