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Requests for Comment[edit]

Hi everyone. Due to the recent influx of Requests for Comment here on TestWiki, I have created a separate page for them at TestWiki:Requests for Comment. I have also moved two RfCs from here to there. You are all invited to comment on them, they are TestWiki:Requests for Comment/Proposals (proposed by Naleksuh) and TestWiki:Requests for Comment/Amending Consul policy (proposed by BrandonWM). Thank you! Agent Isai Talk to me! 07:20, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First off, two is not an "influx". Second, you shouldn't have just started moving other people's comments without a discussion or at least a delay. Maybe I'll move your comment to Talk:Rollback test next? Naleksuh (talk)
If it were on topic for the page and are more appropriate for there, yes, are they though? No. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:32, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Improvements to Test Wiki[edit]

Proposed new TestWiki logo (from above RfC discussion)[edit]

The RfC for a new logo was recently closed with the rational: This does not really define what any such logo to replace the current logo would look like so unsuccessful. I personally liked the previous logo, but just thought it needed a little updating. Please voice your opinion on this logo that I have made. LC Developer (talk)


  1. Support LC Developer (talk) 12:45, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Support Atom studying itself (talk) 13:59, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Support --78Meow (Talk) 11:24, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @AlPaD --78Meow (Talk) 10:16, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Support JustaUsername (talk) 03:48, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Support Harvici (talk) 02:48, 28 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


 Comment If anyone has any suggestions for how the logo can be improved,(minor changes, not fundamental design changes) please place them below. LC Developer (talk) 17:13, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Configure the text part like the original logo? Atom studying itself (talk) 10:55, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2023-03-20[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2023-03-27 if they do not return to activity, pursuant to the Inactivity policy:

For the Consuls,
Agent Isai Talk to me! 05:01, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request retention of rights. --1108-Kiju (talk) 06:53, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Agent Isai Talk to me! 13:16, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can I begin removing the rights of inactive users? Or can you? LC Developer (talk) 23:19, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Only consuls are permitted to as far as I am aware. BrandonWM (talk - contribs) 02:20, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All users except 50829! and Thingofme, and those who are now active, have been removed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 16:05, 16 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please enable translation[edit]

Please enable translation of TestWiki:Consuls.--1108-Kiju (talk) 06:57, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here are the translation tags that might be expected. Syunsyunminmin (talk) 17:23, 16 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it ok to upload a file in this wiki (for testing) and then deleting it or request deletion of it after testing?[edit]

Hi. :) Is it ok to upload a file in this wiki (for testing) and then deleting it or request deletion of it after testing? Mat333o (talk) 21:55, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, there have been tests of file uploads before. Naleksuh (talk) 22:06, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the response, but what if the file is copyrighted? The file that I want to upload for testing is the cover of a single. Mat333o (talk) 21:25, 5 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Consul[edit]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2023-05-17[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2023-05-24 if they do not return to activity:


Agent Isai Talk to me!
For the Consul team,
16:36, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
Striking Ameisenigel ( talk · contribs · deleted · logs · rights · CentralAuth ) as now active. Globe (talk) 17:26, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would like to keep my permissions, thanks. Blad (talk) 12:24, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Globe (talk) 13:13, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, I would also like to retain my permissions. Is it possible to be made exempt from inactivity rules please? Regards, Hoof Hearted (talk) 17:54, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. By your act of replying, you are now active. Given your activity level, as well as your rationale, or lack thereof, I do not see a compelling need for an inactivity exception as you can just make one edit. Dmehus (talk) 18:11, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kindly keep my perm. Thanks. Ugochimobi (talk) 09:21, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Globe (talk) 11:38, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd also like to keep my administrator permissions for now. Tali64³ (talk) 03:33, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Globe (talk) 15:49, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Rights removed from six (6) users. One by Agent Isai awhile ago; five by me today. Dmehus (talk) 23:00, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Closure of consul vote with no input...[edit]

Hey @Dmehus, closure of a Consul election in just under a week with no input from anyone beyond the original nominator seems a bit... unorthodox. I only just happened to see the request today, in fact.

Admittedly I'm not the closest follower of testwiki history, but looking through archives I can't find any other example of comparably brisk/limited input handling for advanced rights aside from speedy closures due to unanimous opposition.

Is there a particular policy/precedent you're using in making this close?

NotAracham (talk) 06:05, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd also like to see the closure overturned. I don't believe other consuls were notified, there was no site notice, etc.
I don't think a lack of response can be assumed consensus.
I'm also not convinced had I had the opportunity to vote that I would have supported. RhinosF1 (talk) 06:25, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I too would like to see this overturned, this was a unilateral decision that was decided by a single person with no input from other consuls at all. Zppix (Meta | talk to me) 06:51, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello! I'd like to thank you all for your input, about closing I'd like to say that whether the proposal is reopened or not and whether I'm consul or not in the end I'll continue to help out on TestWiki and improve my flaws. Even if the closure of the proposal is not reverted, I would like to hear your opinion, even informally, on whether I should become a consul and what I should correct. AlPaD (talk) 07:14, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with @AlPaD that a more of informal approach should occur next. I’m not sure why all 3 of you are waiting till a few hours after closing to bring this up, when you should’ve voted originally. I’ve messaged @Dmehus on Discord informing him of this discussion. Globe (talk) 11:19, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As mentioned, I literally just found out this existed yesterday when I came back into cell reception. It's a holiday weekend for many in the US, so several folks in the conversation may have been outside internet service for the last few days like myself.
Regardless of reasons/AlPaD's qualifications, I don't personally find that expedited closure with one vote and no consultation with other consuls reflects the 'community consensus' defined in the appointment criteria, but it's not my place to make that call - I simply wanted to raise it as a concern.
--NotAracham (talk) 14:51, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
NotAracham, thank you for your question. The discussion was open for a week. If I had concerns about the nominee, I would not have closed and would have expressed a view. I did take care into ensuring it was compliant with the current policies and, in particular, in terms of precedents, I followed this Consul request, which Void closed as successful. As with this request, it, too, had only a single participant other than the nominee. Even in my close, I even borrowed and varied Void's wording. Dmehus (talk) 13:42, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for taking the time to reply, Doug. I would note that in the case you reference, the request was held open for the better part of 2.5 months before closure, though is otherwise essentially on-par.
Testwiki's understandably an odd one since folks aren't (for the most part) daily users, hopefully we can come up with some better ways to get community engagement on consequential RfConsulships that reflect the intent of 'community consensus' going forward.
--NotAracham (talk) 14:56, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
1 week is not enough time. Please reopen the discussion and allow further commentary. RhinosF1 (talk) 17:00, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
While I am definitely involved here, I’d oppose a re-opening of the discussion. In my opinion, 1 week is enough time to comment. If you miss that, it’s on you. Globe (talk) 17:02, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TestWiki is not a wiki where it's core community are always active. As far as I know, this wasn't advertised prominently. We can't always be checking every discussion page. RhinosF1 (talk) 18:33, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Still doesn’t excuse the fact you never discussed with other consuls before closing a discussion with so few participants. 1 person does not a consensus make. Zppix (Meta | talk to me) 17:48, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don’t think a consul discussion has ever been required to close. If policy says different, please link said policy. In addition, 3 people (not one) supported.
  1. The candidate (@AlPaD)
  2. The nominator (@Globe)
  3. The closer (@Dmehus)
Globe (talk) 18:21, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The candidates opinion of themselves is irrelevant. I don't think it's a codified policy but we would strongly encourage it. It's quite frankly just good manners to ask the others if they had anything to raise. The existing consuls are not exactly a large group. I will make the point of order that this isn't the first request to have one of Doug's closes on this wiki overturned and he also was forced to resign Steward or be removed due to concerns around supervoting. RhinosF1 (talk) 18:35, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Various observations and requests on this wiki[edit]

hi, i've been noticing that not all extensions are enabled and wiki forum is linked on the sidebar but the special page doesn't exist because the extension is disabled. may i request all extensions to be enabled? how much this affects the wiki load? i've also noticed that Special:MathStatus is giving a timeout (503), can anything be done about that? Juest (talk) 16:37, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About Inactive Rights Removal[edit]

Hi. May onwards, no one seems to be dealing with Inactive Rights Removal. I think consul needs to do this. Regards! 1108-Kiju (talk) 17:16, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@1108-Kiju: Hi, thank you for your report. For some reason the message is not being sent correctly to the talk pages of inactive users. AlPaD (talk) 07:49, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@AlPaD Thanks for the ping. C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 09:33, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh... Is this some kind of bug? 1108-Kiju (talk) 10:07, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@1108-Kiju: Hi again and sorry for the late reply! The problem is not bug but I have fix it. AlPaD (talk) 19:59, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! --1108-Kiju (talk) 05:22, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2024-07-23[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2024-07-23 if they do not return to activity:


For the Consul Team
2024-07-16 AlPaD (talk) 15:24, 16 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2024-01-15[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2024-01-15 if they do not return to activity:


AlPaD (talk)
For the Consul Team

Request add UploadWizard[edit]

Hello. Sometime I want to upload multiple files. UploadWizard is very convenient for me. How about adding it on TestWiki and Miraheze? Hurohukidaikon (talk) 00:33, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inactive Rights Removal - 2024-03-11[edit]

The rights of the following users will be removed on or after 2024-03-11 if they do not return to activity:


AlPaD (talk)
For the Consul Team
Rights removed from all except Atom studying itself and Nexovia who are also bureaucrats. Globe (talk) 13:33, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Rights removed from 2 bureaucrats @Globe: Thank you for your help and sorry for my late response.
AlPaD (talk) 21:27, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem! Globe (talk) 23:00, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oauth install[edit]

CAN you install Oauth extension.Is for test my new bot for vikidia. Thanks Rafdodo (talk) 18:36, 14 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OAuth is under the purview of SRE and enabling an entirely new extension (from what I can tell, this seems to be a request for that) is not within purview of this wiki. BrandonWM (talk - contribs) 02:00, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for comment (common sense page needed)[edit]

This wiki need Project:Common sense page.

About wikipedia have this page, wikipedia is unvisitable in China. Gongxiang01 (talk) 04:40, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's absolutely no need for this page here. BrandonWM (talk - contribs) 01:59, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But rules have it. Gongxiang01 (talk) 12:00, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Rules? BrandonWM (talk - contribs) 01:14, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I delete pages (without requesting administrator)[edit]

I'd like to test some things with images, which (I believe) doesn't require being an administrator. The policies say to delete pages after you're done (TestWiki:Main policy#Deleting and undeleting pages, TestWiki:Testing policy#Editing and deleting pages), but trying to do so (e.g. on https://publictestwiki.com/wiki/File:Test.png?action=delete) says "The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Administrators."

Do I have to request for admin before carrying out my tests (or, I suppose during or after if I get it fast enough), or is there a way to mark pages for deletion and/or delete pages independently without admin?

- BlankEclair (talk) 13:14, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BlankEclair: According to the permissions list, non-admin users cannot delete pages themselves. --78Meow (Talk) 10:12, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So what should I do to clean up after myself? Do I need to request admin or is there somewhere I can go to to request deleting pages? BlankEclair (talk) 08:19, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TW:RfP BrandonWM (talk - contribs) 14:33, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can also simply add {{delete|reason}} to the page. Globe (talk) 17:51, 9 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Consul: BrandonWM[edit]

SVG issue[edit]

It seems the SVG features are disabled, because any SVG code I entered appear as plain text. I searched the site but only found a blank page. Could you enable SVG so I can run some tests? Spacing form (talk) 17:41, 28 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bump... Scrolling up this page, it seems requests of features often go unanswered. To clarify, there's no need to download any new extensions, because Midiawikki has built-in SVG support, as stated on "Manual:Image administration". Hope an admin sees this. Spacing form (talk) 17:34, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Enable CustomSubtitle[edit]

I would like to test Extension:CustomSubtitle on this wiki. BlankEclair (talk) 10:40, 8 June 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Displaytitle is not working. Googologyer (talk) 03:21, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Applicable diff: Special:Diff/57499
It didn't work because the text "Titled page", when removed of formatting, does not equal "Displaytitle test". This is indicated by the automatic category Pages with ignored display titles. This restriction can be removed if a consul unchecks $wgRestrictDisplayTitle in Special:ManageWiki/settings#mw-section-parserfunctions. BlankEclair (talk) 03:56, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]