TestWiki:Community portal/Archive 2

From TestWiki
Archive 1 Archive 2 Archive 3 Archive 4

Gadget description

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?

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


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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Temporary feature

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

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

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

Enable protect lock

Allow bureaucrats to self resign

Consul for MacFan4000

Request for Consul - Kiko4564


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

Request for consul (Pkbwcgs)

Bureaucrat weirdness.

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

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

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

Rename request

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

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?

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


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

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

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)

Look into Brownlowe.2 please

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!

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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)

Request for admin and bureaucrat

Hello, since it has been a week since my admin and bureaucrat privileges were removed, I am wondering if I can get them back again. I will undo all my tests and not test on any pages in the non-testing category. Thank you. Covid-19 (talk) 10:42, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Not done It’s barely a week which for me shows a hat collecting like desire, you’ve made 4 tests since. I am not convinced you are trustworthy. For now, If you make a few more non-admin tests, I’ll be happy to allow sysop in 24 hours. RhinosF1 (talk) 11:55, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Sending mass messages

Sorry if the answer to this is obvious, but I made a test mass message list but I can't find where to send a message to that list. It wasn't on the list of Special Pages. How do I mass message people (it would only be myself in this case)? Thank you. Covid-19 (talk) 12:16, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

It’s restricited to sysops. RhinosF1 (talk) 13:54, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
I see. Since I have made more tests (and will continue to test), can I be promoted to admin please? Covid-19 (talk) 15:06, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Given your history and slightly inappropiate username, I am granting a 5 day admin trial. You will not be able to regain crat and must follow policy clearly without warning or it will be removed. RhinosF1 (talk) 17:03, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Now  Done, please let me know if you need it extending 24 hours before it expires for review. RhinosF1 (talk) 17:05, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Okay, thank you very much. I will be careful and obey all the rules. Covid-19 (talk) 17:52, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Special:UserGroupRights - Missing Administrators user group

I noticed that Special:UserGroupRights doesn't list the administrators user group. I wondered if that special page editing was limited to administrators or perhaps to interface administrators, but seeing this help page at MediaWiki, it seems like it's probably the latter or, perhaps, to system administrators. Nonetheless, I'm wondering if a consul or an interface administrator can edit that special page and list the "administrators" user group there? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 01:40, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

See Special:ListGroupRights#sysop. -- Void Whispers 01:42, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
@Void: Doh! Thanks...still, I'm wondering if we should alphabetize, in ascending order, that table for organizational purposes. Thoughts? Dmehus (talk) 01:51, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
We can't change the order of it. RhinosF1 (talk) 11:26, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: Okay, but on other wikis, like Meta Miraheze, it appears above or below the autopatrolled group. Is it something only system administrators can change? If so, then yeah, it's pretty minor and not worth bugging the system administrators and/or stewards (if they too have access). Dmehus (talk) 13:27, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Sysadmins can't change it. There's a task for it. RhinosF1 (talk) 13:29, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Ah, gotcha, on the Miraheze Phabricator, presumably. Thanks! Dmehus (talk) 14:18, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
No, Wikimedia Phabricator. It's a MediaWiki Feature Request. RhinosF1 (talk) 14:19, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:26, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

User Talk:RhinosF1 showing up on Special:BrokenRedirects

Hey @RhinosF1:,

I'm trying to clear the Special:BrokenRedirects report, and there's only two items left on there, one of which is your bot's talk page that redirects to your talk page that itself is essentially a soft redirect to your Miraheze Meta talk page. The other is User Talk:RhinosF1 that is essentially a soft redirect to your Miraheze Meta user talk page. I'm wondering, though, wouldn't it be easier to update your Public Test Wiki preferences to link to talk in your signature and then creation protect (at either sysop or consul level), infinitely, User talk:RhinosF1 and User Talk:RhinosF1? This would get us down to only one broken redirect, and we'd eliminate extra clickthroughs of people hitting your soft redirect to your Meta user talk page, until the Phabricator ticket resolves that other known issue.

Note: I'm posting this here as I didn't want to post about Public Test Wiki on your Miraheze Meta talk page. Dmehus (talk) 14:25, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

I could but you could have just pinged me on discord. RhinosF1 (talk) 14:27, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Doh, that's true. Do we have a separate Public Test Wiki Discord server? Didn't want to clutter up the Meta Discord server. I could've DMed you on Discord, though. Dmehus (talk) 14:29, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
No, it's a general Miraheze server but DM is fine. RhinosF1 (talk) 14:30, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

A strange issue for me to login

On public test wiki I am able to login but unable to access other wikis on Miraheze, when I attempt to login on Meta, I've received an error message There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Please resubmit the form. Could any consuls help me for the guide? SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:13, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

@SA 13 Bro: I would try 1) Logging out globally on another wiki and then 2) Clear out your browser's cache and cookies. That usually works. -Examknow (talk) 23:16, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
See Stewards' Noticeboard where Rob Kam is having the same issue; however, he has since withdrawn the question. Clearing one's cookies and full closing one's web browser should resolve the issue. Dmehus (talk) 23:17, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
Really, you do not need to close out the browser. Clearing out the browser data should work fine. If that does not work, trying in incognito mode or the equivalent for your browser should do the trick. -Examknow (talk) 23:21, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes, thank you very much to Examknow. Clearing the cookies and browsing data is doesn't work on it, but using the incognito mode is work for Chrome. SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:49, 12 June 2020 (UTC)


May I create a page "TestWiki:Sandbox/Filter test" to test the filter?-- (talk) 14:52, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

@ Yes, you may. Also, there is the page Filter test for mainspace-exclusive filters. Thanks! --TFFfan (talk) 18:54, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@ and TFFfan: That sounds like a good way to test abuse filters, limiting them only to a certain test page as opposed to all or certain namespaces. If you would like TFFfan to help you with that abuse filter, I'm sure that would be fine as it is limited to only a testing page (a subpage of Sandbox). Dmehus (talk) 20:00, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

@Dmehus and TFFfan: Thank you for your reply. Adjusted the filter for testing on both.-- (talk) 03:59, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

@ and TFFfan: Okay, thanks for the update, Pine. Dmehus (talk) 04:18, 8 July 2020 (UTC)


I just copied some templates from Wikipedia and imported them here for top icons and a padlock icon. This would be used if a page is protected. I want to know if I can go and add the icons to all protected pages not in the User namespace? Here are some links. Template:Pp Template:Top icon. In addition, the top icon can be used for other purposes, such as a custom one for an official policy page. I just wanted some feedback on those ideas, and I can add them and/or make more proposals as well. Thanks! --TFFfan (talk) 23:21, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Dmehus Just pinging you for your feedback. You can remove when you get it. :) --TFFfan (talk) 23:31, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
TFFfan In theory, I like the page protection top icons as I do think they're useful and clearly show whether a page is protected. However, my concern is that in practice, on wikis where there is not a bot of some kind like AnomieBOT on English Wikipedia that checks protected pages or titles at regular intervals and automatically adds, and removes, the protected top icons, we could very easily end up in a situation (especially on a testing wiki) where we have unprotected pages with protected top icons (or vice versa). So, at this point, let's maybe hold off for now until we devise an error-free/problem-free solution? Dmehus (talk) 04:24, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Inactive Rights Removal - 2020-07-15

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2020-07-22 if they do not return to activity:


RhinosF1 (talk)
For the Consul Team
12:29, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

I’m active again, hello. pls let me keep my rights :) Fair0002 (talk) 02:29, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

@Fair0002: Welcome back. As you've made an edit and/or a log action, you're considered active. @RhinosF1: and/or his bot will verify again on the stated removal date whether anyone has been active since the notification date. So, you've done everything you needed to do, as far as my understanding goes. Dmehus (talk) 02:38, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
I have updated the list. RhinosF1 (talk) 09:33, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: I thought you were maybe going to manually update Dross back to being inactive, due to the error in the script? If not, I have Strong support toward manually removing the user due to inactivity. This request can be treated as a community proposal, and manually closed by a consul in 5-7 calendar days if no meaningful opposition. ;) Dmehus (talk) 20:22, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
 Done, pinging Void to see why the script hasn't picked Dross up. RhinosF1 (talk) 21:33, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
For anyone following this thread, Dross was rightfully deemed active by patrolling a revision earlier this month. Dmehus (talk) 22:17, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Community proposal to Add autopatrol to Autoconfirmed implicit user group

CircleyDoesExtracter Inactivity Exemption

Hi. I am CircleyDoesExtracter.

As I tell I casually use the rights on this wiki for testing, but they are casual.

Thus, I wish to apply for an exemption from the inactivity rule. Thanks.

CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 13:47, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

@CircleyDoesExtracter: I'm not opposed to you being granted a temporary inactivity exemption, but you need only make one log action or edit every three months. And, you will receive an e-mail message (if you have talk page notifications enabled for your user talk page), so even just replying to the talk page notification on-wiki is enough to count you as active. Even patrolling a page revision or thanking someone for an edit should be enough to keep you as active. We're also in the process of redoing our inactivity policy going forward, but I would have no problem with granting you an inactivity exemption, if you'd still like, until the date specified by the latest most recently added exemption request. I meant to also add, you are active on Discord, as well, and keep in contact with RhinosF1 and I, so since we're both active on this wiki, both of us will keep an eye out for you and if we see you haven't made a log action or edit here in 2-2.5 months, we'll nudge you ahead of time on Discord to make one, which will also keep you active. Dmehus (talk) 13:58, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I see, but at least I got knowledge as a sysop. CircleyDoesExtracter (talk) 14:40, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@CircleyDoesExtracter: Yeah, you definitely have a lot of experience as a bureaucrat and sysop on other wikis. As I say, I would support you being granted a temporary exemption until winter 2021 (about six months). By then, we should be able to have further clarified our policies with respect to inactivity exemptions. In any event, it will probably be moot as I will personally make sure that you do not go inactive, and {{ping}} you on-wiki and Discord to make sure you don't even go inactive. Dmehus (talk) 14:44, 26 July 2020 (UTC)


I've seen the Global rollback group suggestion and I thought that if each of the admins on the local wiki was able to successfully use the abuse filter, vandalism would be reduced.However, setting a abuse filter seems like a high threshold for light users.So, I thought it would be nice to create a page on this wiki with a lecture on how to set filters and a useful and simple example.I myself do not know how to set the filter.Thank you for your consideration.-- (talk) 16:12, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

@: We have Filter test, which can be used as a page for testing actual filters, so as to impact very few (if any) users. Feel free to improve upon that page to provide some instructions. As we fill out documentation on creating abuse filters, we'll probably want to utilize Help: namespace. Nonetheless, in regards to your suggestion, it's a good one, and I have no concerns with doing this. I'll try and work on this in the next month or so (that proposal, as written, probably will not pass, and will likely take yet another RfC in a few months to work towards having a global rollbacker group). Dmehus (talk) 18:39, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you for your reply.I'm glad you could help me with my suggestions. I'm not familiar with abuse filters, so it would have been difficult to complete this suggestion myself.I thought it wasn't enough to just import the wikipedia filter usage filter description page. (If I import, could you help me edit?).I thought I would say that in RfC, but I stopped thinking it would be off-topic.-- (talk) 23:36, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Addendum: I have noticed that in order to perform the import, unlike the template, you have to import not only one format but all the formats. (i.e. The amount of data is too large for me to do.)-- (talk) 23:44, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
@: Yes, you should usually include templates transcluded on the given template when importing. Are you saying you're getting a rate limiting error? If so, would you like me to temporarily assign you the bot flag, or would you like the bureaucrat bit? Let me know by way of a reply to this thread, and I can assign the applicable right requested, linking to the diff. Dmehus (talk) 04:06, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you for your reply.The page I'm trying to reference is this page.As it is, I feel that there are not enough examples, and since the translation code is inserted, it is better to remove the translation code.I also think it's better to import it into the help page.If we only need the latest version,I can probably import it.In my own private wiki(i.e.With bureaucrat and bot permissions), even smaller pages (but somewhat larger) have failed because they take too long, so I'm assuming they'll fail even with permissions.-- (talk) 08:39, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
@: Thanks for your reply, too. As to whether we need all revisions for CreativeCommons copyright compliance, I believe the answer is technically no (one revision is usually sufficient); however, I do like to for the purposes of attribution. I see what you mean, as it did nearly time out on me, but, with patience and, perhaps, the bureaucrat bit, I had success, and imported it to a subpage of User:松 (your userspace in a Drafts initial subpage). I opted to not include the transcluded templates with this import and, fortunately, that seemed to be helpful, as I see we only need to likely import {{int}} as {{caution}} can probably be replaced with an existing message box template we have. As well, because of that, the "translate this page" template wasn't included; however, we'll still manually need to remove the translation tags. I chose to import it into a subpage of your userspace first, as I imagine you'd like to do some fine-tuning, removing of the translation tags, and so forth. Dmehus (talk) 19:32, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Dmehus:Thank you very much.Great.-- (talk) 05:45, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Translation tags across section have been removed.With this,we can perform the work of removing the translation tag for each section.I'm going to sleep, so I'll take a break.-- (talk) 15:15, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done I finished removing the translation tag.-- (talk) 13:59, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

@: Wow, thanks. I started to try and help with that, but there were a lot of translation tags and tvar tags to remove, so that's appreciated. This will be useful for formulating our abuse filter help pages. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Consul Request (Dmehus)

He really should have this. I mean, look at all of his hard work. --TFFfan (talk) 18:12, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Should users be able to edit through tor?

In this log action, Dmehus revoked the torunblocked right from all registered users without warning and without consensus. As a big advocate of tor, I want the communities input on this, as to whether or not users should be able to edit through tor. TrustedInstaller (talk) 14:57, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Support as idea creator. TrustedInstaller (talk) 14:57, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
Comment This idea has effectively been superceded by Proposal 4 as part of this community proposal, which I've now brought forward. You are encouraged to share your views, along with all members of the community. Dmehus (talk) 15:13, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Please give feedback on template:Do not archive until

Please give feedback on template:Do not archive until.Adjusted to take into account that auto-archiving will take place two weeks later.See also meta:Autoarchive.Thank you for your cooperation.-- (talk) 15:16, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

@: I like the Meta archive templates. These are the ones that use a bot to archive them when you tag a thread with that template, correct? In any case, I would only make one small change, by replacing the transclusions of the Template:Intricate redirect with Template:Intricate template, the actual template, so we can delete the extraneous and unneeded redirect. Other than that, seems fine to me. :) Dmehus (talk) 16:52, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Wait, I think I'm getting confused by the two Meta templates; I would actually prefer us to drop the use of the Revibot automatic archiving as I do feel 14 days is too short and, since Revi has "de-facto retired" from the Miraheze wikis, it's unlikely it'll be setup on other wikis. My preference would be to adopt the Wikimedia Meta method of archiving whereby a different bot archives the thread when a human editor has tagged it with an applicable "okay to archive" template. Dmehus (talk) 16:55, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you for the advice.The replacement is complete.I think that the proposal to Revibot itself needs the proposal to meta RfC.-- (talk) 00:14, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
@: Yeah, I think replacing Revibot on Meta would definitely need either a (a) local RfC or (b) some sort of community discussion on the Meta community portal. What do you think? We could possibly replace, though, Revibot on TestWiki without too much discussion, as long as we talked it over with RhinosF1 and/or Void (the two most active consuls here). By the way, are you the same Pine from Wikimedia's Outreach Wiki? Dmehus (talk) 01:15, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Dmehus:No, but unfortunately, the "松・Pine・Matsu" account could not be created because it has already been acquired.I'm thinking about when to reissue the suggestion requesting the introduction of this template in the Community noticeboard of meta.It might be better to collect opinions on testwiki.-- (talk) 02:48, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Where can I find a page on the testwiki where I can check if the template I created this time works as expected? (i.e.Where is Revibot valid page?)-- (talk) 13:01, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus:I've checked TestWiki:Rightsbot and I'm worried that if Revibot doesn't exist on this wiki, I can't test how the archive works on testwiki.-- (talk) 03:59, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

@: I thought you were trying to design an archiving system without Revibot? As far as I'm aware, I don't think Revibot is set up on Public Test Wiki; it's just set up on Meta. Maybe I'm a bit unclear on what the end goal of this template is. If it's just about telling Revibot not to archive threads before a certain period of time, why don't we just increase the days to archive value on Meta? Dmehus (talk) 04:15, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus:Please see Template:Bump(Template:Bump).-- (talk) 07:58, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@:, thanks. Saw it. What did you want me to look at? That just effectively works like a relisting template by adding a timestamp to prevent a thread from being archived, no? Dmehus (talk) 13:10, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

@Dmehus:I discussed Spike and RfC rules.At that time, I came to the conclusion that I had to delay archiving the Community noticeboard during the draft period.The original template I'm creating now is supposed to be used for pages that will be archived in 2-3 days.Therefore, if we copy it to meta as it is, the archive becomes too slow.Since meta is an important wiki, you should be careful when introducing new templates.So, I'm making a beta version of the template on testWiki and requesting opinions.-- (talk) 04:34, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

@Dmehus: I saw the voting in the CN and resumed the template creation. I changed the name to Template:This thread is protected from Revibot's automatic archive for n days for clarity of purpose.The name of this template is too long, so I think we need a redirect to a short name.We also need to rename Template:Do not archive until and Template:DNAU.I do not use English on a daily basis, so I would like to ask you, who uses English on a daily basis, for the opinion of the template name.thinks.-- (talk) 03:29, 9 August 2020 (UTC)fix.-- (talk) 04:57, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@: Why do we need to rename {{Do not archive until}} and template redirect {{DNAU}}? Couldn't we just rename to {{This thread is protected from Revibot's automatic archive for n days}} to {{Temporary prevention of automatic archiving}} and have {{TPAA}} as a template redirect? Dmehus (talk) 13:04, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus:Thank you for the advice.The reason we changed the name is that this template was created assuming that it will be archived by Revibot two weeks later.(i.e.If the bot settings are different, another template is required.) It seems good to set the name to {{Temporary prevention of automatic archiving}} so that we can select the bot to use instead of entering the comment as the second argument so that it can support multiple bots.-- (talk) 14:56, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@: Thanks for the reply and clarification. Doesn't the template code show a parameter for defining a custom archiving time, though, with the, I think, 2= parameter? I may have misread the code (was looking quickly), but if that's not the case, perhaps we could add a custom time parameter? Dmehus (talk) 15:20, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thanks for the reply.For the time being, the only bot running on meta is Revibot, so it may be good to maintain the current status.Regarding the time parameter, it may be difficult because there was an explanation unless it corresponds in the original template.-- (talk) 15:46, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I am currently importing a template description page and trying to propagate the template changes to the description page.As for the section Examples, what do you think about reflecting the commented out part?-- (talk) 02:27, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Community proposal on the future of the torunblocked

Inactive Rights Removal - 2020-08-24

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2020-08-31 if they do not return to activity:

Additionally, the following alternate account(s), with zero edits or log actions and which showed up on the inactivity report, has had its/their user groups removed by Consul action this date.


Dmehus (talk)
For the Consul Team
23:28, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
 5 users removed RhinosF1 (talk) 21:04, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Consul Request - Naleksuh

Give feedback on Template:Delete

I imported and fixed the template from Meta, this can be notified administrator delete. I would like to establish a new deletion policy and become a formal policy. This category's list of page can be deleted by administrator, so can use this template for all users to request deletion. Thanks, –S3097 (talk) 07:24, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

@S3097: When you say you would like to establish "a new deletion policy and become a formal policy," do you mean on TestWiki or Meta? While we may want to have a formal deletion policy, it needn't be too detailed, and would mainly revolve around after what timeframe other administrators can delete long abandoned userspace sandbox content of long departed former administrators. With regard to this deletion template, it's a good-faith idea, to be sure. And if this were any other wiki, I'd say, "yes, implement it"; however, the number of potential users who would utilize this is very low (I can think of only one, maybe two, non-administrator users who might use it). Since essentially anyone can become an administrator, they can just delete the page for which they're requesting deletion. Dmehus (talk) 14:51, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd agree with Dmehus on this one. Since essentially anyone can become an admin, the page can simply just be deleted and I don't think it's necessary for such a template to exist, although it certainly isn't harmful. I think a deletion policy is a good idea but in a different respect (policy of how the deletion tool is used). Naleksuh (talk) 01:04, 3 September 2020 (UTC)


Can TW become an alias for Project/TestWiki? Naleksuh (talk) 04:28, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

@Naleksuh: Yes, absolutely, this was on my list of things to do, actually. What do you think should be the aliases for the other namespaces, other than Main namespace (which doesn't need one)? Dmehus (talk) 04:36, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think they're necessary for other namespaces. I have no opposition to them being created if a use is found though. Naleksuh (talk) 04:38, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
@Naleksuh: Okay, I've  done this then, with TW: the alias for Project: namespace and TWT: the alias for Project talk: namespace, as that seemed logical. Other aliases I would primarily add would be U: for User: namespace; UT: for User talk: namespace; T: for Talk: namespace; and CAT: and CT: for Category: and Category talk: namespaces. The others probably don't really need aliases in the medium term, if at all. Any objections to those as the aliases? Dmehus (talk) 04:46, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think they are needed but see no problem with them. Naleksuh (talk) 04:53, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: It appears that non-project shortcuts are on wikipedia's list of perennial proposals. Since we generally try to follow Wikipedia, maybe they should be removed for that reason. Naleksuh (talk) 23:54, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
@Naleksuh: I'm a bit confused because my understanding is that English Wikipedia does have non-project namespace shortcut aliases; however, I was also told by another Consul, if I recall correctly, that English Wikipedia does their namespace shortcut aliases differently than Miraheze. At any rate, I haven't added any of the other aliases yet, so can certainly off for now. Dmehus (talk) 23:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)