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We need to work on[edit]

For anyone that wants to help here is a list of stuff that needs to be done :

  • Import useful templates (and files)
  • Create main page (maybe wait for Meta first)
  • Develop policies
  • Fix request template (permission)
  • Backup

Please add anything that you think is relevant to the list.--Reception123 (talk) 02:12, 8 August 2015 (EDT)

Proposal for NDKilla as consul[edit]


New comment on MediaWiki:Common.css[edit]

Currently editing the interface page to test making my name (and mine alone) red, but also trying to get links to other pages working (my talk page etc). Any sysop who feels this is disruptive is welcome to delete the page. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 17:44, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

I think that it is every user's choice if they want to change their name color. Everyone is free to edit their own name. Reception123 (talk) 18:08, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Becoming a Consul member [Closed][edit]

Bot policy[edit]

Per TestWiki:Bots and TestWiki:Bot approval requests‎, I've gone ahead and pushed a configuration change. Effective immediately, Bureaucrats may no longer assign the bot flag. For now, all bot requests must be made directly through a Consul. Operating a bot without the bot flag (or contacting us asking for authorization to test the bot without the flag) will be grounds for an immediate, indefinite block against the bot, and possible sanctions against the bot operator.

I apologize for what I'm well aware are harsh measures, but bot's (even without flag/permission) can cause a lot of damage quickly, that even with certain tools, can be hard to undo. A more in depth bot policy will be created in the near future.

In general:

  • NEVER GIVE THE BOT FLAG TO AN ACCOUNT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO, OR AN ACCOUNT USED BY A BOT YOU OPERATE This will be grounds for removal of your permissions (up to discretion of Consuls)
  • Never operate a bot without authorization
    • For testing a bot, this involves asking a Consul directly for permission to run the bot without the flag
    • For tested, working bots, this involves acquiring the bot flags via appropriate means
  • Try to document what the bot does, how it works, etc
    • Although you are free to use a bot for whatever reasons, and you may test whatever on this wiki:
      • Consuls, Stewards, and System Administrator's may request source code for your bot. IT MUST BE PROVIDED UPON A VALID REQUEST
      • Additionally, even if source code isn't requested, you are required to make a public note about the bots tasks. This will allow users who wish to do so the ability to monitor your bot and make sure it is not malfunctioning
      • Bots are recommended but not required to have their "power" based on an on-wiki page. This page, if needed, can be protected to logged in users, autoconfirmed, sysop, crat, or consul only.
      • Bots failing to abide by on-wiki toggle switches may be indefinitely blocked at any hint of malfunction or operation outside of authorized scope


Why is there no gadgets section in my preferences? Ipadguy (talk) 13:33, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

@Ipadguy: Because the testwiki has no gadgets yet. Feel free to add some (you can copy them from wikipedia, Mediawiki:Gadget-etc.) Reception123 (talk) 14:03, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
But this one and this one already exsist. Ipadguy (talk) 14:59, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
I forgot I installed those. I think gadgets did work sometime. I'll look into it. Reception123 (talk) 15:05, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
@Ipadguy: A vandal deleted the page that made them work, gadgets now work again. Reception123 (talk) 15:38, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Why I can't edit that gadgets, what only bureucrat doing? AYST201 (talk) 07:33, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


Adding "FAQ" to The Sidebar[edit]

Consul Nomination(SleepyMode)[edit]

Couple of issues here[edit]

I know these aren't big, but someone should handle them.

Cheers! -- Void Discuss 19:09, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Dealt with the issue on TestWiki:Administrators myself. -- Void Discuss 01:03, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Weird, happening to me too. Omni Flames (talk) 07:41, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
What I know is that the page should be TestWiki_talk:Request permissions. Reception123 (talk) 13:58, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. This should be fixed now, see TestWiki talk:Request permissions Talk: is only for pages in the 'main' namespace. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 18:13, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Prevent recent events from happening again[edit]

Good morning,
I would like to talk about the recent events and how we can prevent them from happening again, I am some of you are familiar with the recent administrator rights abuse,
I don't want to talk about it for long, so I will simply say that people are randomly protecting, and blocking, making bad edits and never reverting after them, and that should be fixed.
I think we should make a new group called "Test Administrator", which will only be able to block itself, not edit admin-protected pages, but test admin protected pages only, and basically get most of the admin permissions removed and only a few given to them, so no or minimal damage can be made.

SleepyMode (talk) 08:44, 13 July 2016 (UTC)



  1. Oppose This isn't a bad idea, but I don't think we need it right now, as there is not much vandalism, and it can easily be prevented by any other users. If there is a lot of vandalism on this wiki, then I think we should consider this option. Reception123 (talk) 08:53, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Cyborg (talk) 20:24, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  3. Oppose This is a good suggestion, but we haven't really had a lot of vandals recently, and when they do come they're easily dealt with by bureaucrats. Omni Flames (talk) 08:20, 14 July 2016 (UTC)


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)

Yes check.svg 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]

Dear community,

I believe bureaucrats should be allowed to resign. A little bit of code like '+testwiki' => array( 'bureaucrat' => array( 'bureaucrat', ), or similar should be added to wgGroupsRemoveFromSelf in LocalSettings.php .

This code would allow a bureaucrat to revoke their own access themselves immediately without letting a bureaucrat decrat another user. Consuls would still be able to remove such access from anyone as required. --Sau226 (talk) 12:02, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Can someone else please comment on this? --Sau226 (talk) 10:21, 23 January 2018 (UTC)