User talk:Jack Phoenix

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Thank you (RE: request)

Thanks Jack (RE: request). I was able to create the wiki. I did not have the time to respond straight away. Torchickens (talk) 17:30, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Glad to hear that it worked out! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 14:13, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for adding extensions and namespaces

Hi Jack Phoenix,
I want you to add some extensions and namespaces to my wiki. would you add them?

1. About extensions, my wiki needs WikiEditor and Abusefilter extension because my wiki editors think badly about editing environment and my wiki suffers from vandalist often.
2. About namespaces, my wiki needs five namespaces: "資料", "ニュース", "図書", "ファーム"　and "画像集". they mean "Database", "News", "Books", "Farm" and "Galleries".
In addition, I want you to add these alias to the namespaces with $wgNamespaceAliases. • 資料→"Database", "Databases", "Source", "Sources", "DB" • ニュース→"News" • 図書→"Book", "Books" • ファーム→"Farm", "Farms", "Incubator" • 画像集→"Gallery", "Galleries" (That's same as sentence what was written in Cook879's talkpage. possibly that may already be done by him.) --T-カルサヴァ (T-Kalsava) (talk) 15:09, 13 May 2015 (UTC) --a little edited by principal 15:31, 13 May 2015 (UTC) Further, would you set up user rights as that? $wgGroupPermissions['*']['abusefilter-view'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['abusefilter-log'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['*']['abusefilter-log-detail'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-modify'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-private'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-modify-restricted'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-revert'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-view-private'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['abusefilter-log-private'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['abusefilter-view-private'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['abusefilter-log-private'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['apihighlimits'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['ipblock-exempt'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['autoconfirmed'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['editprotected'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['editsemiprotected'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['override-antispoof'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['unwatchedpages'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['move-categorypages'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['spamblacklistlog'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['upload'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['movefile'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['importupload'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['tboverride'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['titleblacklistlog'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['editinterface'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['move-subpages'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['import'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['patrol'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['browsearchive'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['deletedhistory'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['deletedtext'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['createaccount'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['reupload'] = true;$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['rollback'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['associate']['noratelimit'] = true;  --T-カルサヴァ (T-Kalsava) (talk) 07:06, 15 May 2015 (UTC) also, would you make above namespaces be treated as normal one with$wgContentNamespaces $wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault?--T-カルサヴァ (T-Kalsava) (talk) 14:35, 15 May 2015 (UTC) Please:delete the existing wiki (rather than page) I failed in making the wiki. Specifically such us, Wiki name, skin and access restrictions. URL is http://ja.witcher3.shoutwiki.com/ Thank you for taking care of it. BurnedVigor (talk) 20:48, 24 May 2015 (UTC) I have withdrawn request. BurnedVigor (talk) 17:11, 26 May 2015 (UTC) Request to delete wiki I would like my private wiki mousy.shoutwiki.com to be deleted/closed, because I am no longer interested in editing it. MousilianDictator (talk) 17:46, 16 June 2015 (UTC) Hi, please submit this request through Special:Contact. Thanks! AwesomeOrange89 (talk) Features It appears some features do no longer work at seikai.shoutwiki.com. I have no idea what happened. • The tables that have hide/show features are now all visible. • Information text below images don't show up anymore; happens with new articles • I don't see the dump button on the statistic page • Nested parser templates to convert text into image glyphs don't seem to work. Well, they worked on wikkii, though. No clue here. That's as far as I can see things that are broken. Almael (talk) 16:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC) Can you link me to a few pages which show the first and second issues in action? As for the "database dumps on request" feature, it has been disabled since October 2013. Truth be told, the code was pretty awful and didn't scale (my code, my fault) — the source code of the DumpsOnDemand feature still available on GitHub as an example for other developers on how not to implement such a feature. If you need an up-to-date dump of your wiki's database, let us know and we'll be happy to provide you one. What kind of nested parser voodoo are we talking about here? Can you link me to the template in question and some page(s) which uses it? Do you know of a functional wiki which has a similar template? According to WikiIndex, Wikkii has been offline for almost/over a year, so I cannot check what extensions were installed on the Wikkii wiki where the feature you mentioned was working. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 08:33, 3 July 2015 (UTC) collapsible table neither image nor file work Yeah, I found out about wikkii's demise recently, too. main looping template; it parses a string (was perfectly working part); and tries to parse double letters if fails exits to outer loop (this part doesn't seem to work regardless). I think going back one letter doesn't work. It seems only bad code works (actually trying to debug the complexity). The actual replacer part seems fine. The markup language makes it hard to look through sorry. Almael (talk) 11:51, 3 July 2015 (UTC) The collapsible table on s:w:seikai:Anime seems to be working for me on Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 7. What browser/OS are you using? As for the file s:w:seikai:File:Potentials.png on s:w:seikai:Maneuver (orbit), there are two separate issues in there: 1. You need |thumb in the file "parameters" for the caption to show up, i.e. [[File:Potentials.png|right|200px|thumb|region of orbital energy 2. The second usage of the Legend template contains the problematic character =, which is normally a part of the template syntax, much like the pipe character. So MediaWiki interprets {{Legend|#0A0A0A|forbidden region=energetic inacessible}} as "first (unnamed) parameter to the template called Legend is #0A0A0A and second parameter is a named parameter called 'forbidden region' and its value is 'energetic inacessible'". This, obviously, isn't what you meant, but MediaWiki is fooled into thinking that. You should be able to work around this by creating a template which contains nothing but the character = and then using that template instead of the = character, like this: {{Legend|#0A0A0A|forbidden region{{equals}}energetic inacessible}} Yikes, the looping template is indeed pretty complicated! I'll try to take a closer look at it during the next week and hopefully succeed in wrapping my head around it — wikitext isn't making it very easy. :-/ --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 00:12, 5 July 2015 (UTC) Firefox 25.0. The tables worked fine before but if it works for you then it should be fine. I guess I will have to update. I see. I will have to write down the finer difference for the future. Yeah, I wish there's an editor that would make it easier to see the structure and an engine to test these things off-line. That's why I split it all into templates to minimize the confusing code. The outer loop goes through each letter in the string and only goes into the inner loop to check for the double letters. It's a simple algorithm but the IFs are making things complicated to see. I have debugged it numerous times but still can't see the problem other than guessing - the string pointer doesn't go back if the double letter test fails. Almael (talk) 23:10, 5 July 2015 (UTC) Semantic MediaWiki on "my" wikis Hi Jack, It seems that Semantic MediaWiki doesn't update the properties anymore. See for s:w:fr.24:Spécial:Browse/Michael_O'Neill for an example. Many semantic data are written on the main article but nothing appears here. Is it possible to debug it, or is it because of the use of HVVM instead of PHP? May be it's time to upgrade SMW? Thank you for your answer. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 14:21, 7 July 2015 (UTC) Seems to work now. Thank you. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 21:20, 11 July 2015 (UTC) So we've not touched SMW at all. I don't intend on doing so. When 1.25 first came out, there was talk in the developer community of it breaking with 1.25 out of the box. I've no idea if they've fixed that. But we also have a number of other wikis using lots of odd little SMW add-on extensions, which are poorly maintained in most cases. These create a huge dependency mess which is a huge hassle to deal with. Upgrading SMW is one of many items on my TODO list, but most things above it are higher priority or far less enraging. --Lewis Cawte (talk) 10:15, 12 July 2015 (UTC) Article Background Image Is it possible to have background images for an article that's layered above the wiki background and below the article content? If so is it possible to have one at the top and one at the bottom? Are even more images possible e.g. for automatic adjusting to page size? Almael (talk) 08:18, 12 July 2015 (UTC) Extensions Could you please activate extensions needed for the use of Side box template and About template. It appears invoking Side box and hatenote do not work. Magic word DISPLAYTITLE template doesn't work either. Example usages s:w:seikai:Seikai_no_Senki_1 and s:w:seikai:Seikai_no_Senki. Almael (talk) 03:05, 21 July 2015 (UTC) (How'd I manage to miss this before? Agh, so sorry!) The {{#invoke}} parser function as well as the Module: namespace and other related things are a part of the Scribunto extension, which I've now enabled on s:w:seikai. You may need to purge the caches of the related templates etc. by making a null (or otherwise insignificant) edit to the templates in question. {{DISPLAYTITLE:}}, which is a built-in magic word, is restricted by a separate setting called $wgRestrictDisplayTitle, which attempts to ensure that the new title normalizes back to the page's canonical title, i.e. you can use DISPLAYTITLE to apply cosmetic changes like bolding etc. but you can't (by default) make the title of the "Foo" page show up as "Bar". I've turned off $wgRestrictDisplayTitle on your wiki, so you're able to set arbitrary titles w/ DISPLAYTITLE now. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 20:06, 28 August 2015 (UTC) Request for DPLforum extension Hello, Jack Phoenix! (lol) I want the mw:Extension:DPLforum extension to be enabled on Templates Wiki and move mainspace pages starting with "Forum:" into the coming-soon Forum namespace, so our forums'll work. Thank you! stranger195 12:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC) Done. As a side note, when requesting an extension which adds new namespaces it's usually best to avoid creating pages in said namespaces, because once such an extension is activated, the pre-existing pages which are prefixed with the new namespace's name become inaccessible until the server-side maintenance script namespaceDupes.php is run. In this case, there was only one page, so it was a very quick fix to do. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 20:06, 28 August 2015 (UTC) Can you also enable InstantCommons? This will help with missing files. Thanks! --stranger195 00:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC) Consider it done! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 02:40, 29 August 2015 (UTC) Favicon error message 1. I created my first wiki last November. It would not accept the favicon I added. Looking at the favicon file history showed a message "The image “Favicon.ico” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors." A few weeks later the message disappeared and the new favicon replaced the ShoutWiki favicon. 2. Last week I created my second wiki. Again it has the same message and the favicon has not updated. 3. Over the weekend a new wiki was created. It is showing the same message. Can the favicon coding be checked please to see if there is an error which is blocking new favicons. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Percy (talkcontribs) 06:40, August 31, 2015 (UTC+8). Please sign your posts with --~~~~! Next time, please sign your talk page posts with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks, stranger195 09:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC) I'll see what we can do about that — I vaguely recall there being a similar error in the past, so it should definitely be something that we're able to fix without much of a hassle, I hope. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 19:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC) Thank you for fixing this problem so promptly. All wikis now displaying their favicons. Percy (talk) 21:59, 4 September 2015 (UTC) Deleting InterWikisWiki It seems that this wiki is unnecessary, as WikisWiki covers the topic and more about wikis. Can you delete it? (Oh, and it can be found s:w:interwikis. It's about interwiki prefixes, links, and interlanguage links, which WikisWiki already has.) Thanks! --stranger195 09:17, 1 September 2015 (UTC) In future, please file a support ticket. --Lewis Cawte (talk) 09:45, 1 September 2015 (UTC) Aye, our wiki deletion policy clearly states that duplicate wikis shouldn't be created if and when there's no compelling reason for that. We've been planning on doing a cleanup sprint for a while, deleting a bunch of old and unused wikis to free up subdomain names and whatnot. Stay tuned! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 19:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC) the logo moves to the right, it covers the area of edits Good day. It turns out that on my other wiki http://uk.unam.shoutwiki.com/ and the error when opening the edit window still present. Thus, the appearance of Mono-book, the logo moves to the right, it covers the area of edits. --Usik64 обговорення 09:21, 28 September 2015 (UTC) I think it's a problem with your computer; I tried editing my user page there with Monobook and didn't get a glitch. Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. 18:54, 28 September 2015 (UTC) This problem occurred. It is not connected with my personal computer. If I understand you correctly, the problem was not a closed tag on one of the pages MediaWiki. The Bug fixed User:Jack Phoenix -- Usik64 обговорення 07:52, 29 September 2015 (UTC) Pb avec mon wiki un utilisateur avait supprimé mon accueil привет Je ne sais pas qui il est Email In my Email didn't come information with code. --Mustafar29 (talk) 15:56, 21 October 2015 (UTC) Hi Mustafar29, Please try the following: • Check your spam folder • Go to Special:Preferences and go down to E-mail options and click to resend. • Try an alternative email address Hopefully one of these works! If not, please let me or another staff member know. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 13:08, 29 October 2015 (UTC) Vandalism/Personal Attack Hi I was warning user on Stargate ShoutWiki that i will report him. And he changed my profile to very offensive. Please fix it (profile and his edits). It seems LIMAFOX76 is not on Wiki now. He told me that it is payback. (Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 18:17, 29 November 2015 (UTC)) From what I can tell, LIMAFOX76 dealt with this issue rather swiftly. In the future, should you require urgent assistance, I suggest visiting our IRC channel — there's usually at least someone from our staff there, who should be able to assist you. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 19:51, 11 December 2015 (UTC) Help Hi you can return my admin permissions in the Spanish version of wiki shout hub? Because I had , I lost by inactivity for a year and now I'm back and I ask myself the proportions , and other things more , I'm asking you because the admin DeviantSalens is inactive , i can't giff the links becausse giff links is spam and write links is spam too , i can't write the links. And you can serch the wiki link and my contributions in this wiki? Thanks in advance --Libros (talk) 10:10, 12 December 2015 (UTC) In the christmas I can't edit because I go on holidays Because it's Christmas and I need to take a relaxing time and so I ask you to answer as soon as possible . Thanks friend.Libros/Books (Content/Contenido) (talk) 12:14, 16 December 2015 (UTC) Hi Libros, I've restored your rights. Happy editing! :) Best regards, --Cook879 talk 23:38, 16 December 2015 (UTC) Template I can create in this wiki the userbox and other templates? --Libros/Books (Content/Contenido) (talk) 20:04, 7 January 2016 (UTC) Babel (language) boxes are already available (via the Babel extension); I'm not sure what other user boxes we need at the moment. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 14:46, 10 January 2016 (UTC) Avatar Hello , again XD ,Can you install the extension , social profile , in | this wiki? Is for avatars (photos) , in the wiki , and , I like avatars (perfils photos). And can you install the social profile in this wiki too:http://es.narutoenciclopedia.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Usuario:Libros , please? And I would like to have the admin or rollback flag to do maintenance. Can you give me the flag, in this wiki, please? I can help. Evidences: . --Libr@s / b@@ks (talk) 18:20, 11 February 2016 (UTC) Blocking of User:Webkinzdiva1 Hi Jack, Thank you for stopping by my page and letting me know that Webkinzdiva contacted you. They were blocked because I am wanting a wiki where I can control who joins, and meant to make it private, but am unable change it. In the past I have had issues with users making edits that I didn't approve of, and due to that I block anyone that joins that I don't know. I'm on a well known Webkinz Fan Site (Webkinz Insider) as well as Facebook, and I encourage people wanting to edit to private message me either place or email me, so I know who they are. While I'm not really looking for more wiki editors at this point in time, I would be willing to consider letting webkinzdiva join if they contact me. They can reach me one of the following ways: • Send a Private Message to dancerchick914 on Webkinz Insider • Send a Private Message to Michele Webkinz (facebook.com/dancerchick914) • Or email me at dancerchick914@facebook.com I had future plans to create a contact me page on my wiki for if and when I am welcoming more editors, but as I'm not actively looking for editors, had not done so. I did go ahead and edit the main page with a link to a contact information page, though, and a note on there saying that users joining without consulting Michele [myself] first will be blocked. Thank you for getting in touch! --Michele/choircutie 21:11, 2 March 2016 (UTC) Hello , Please report this in this page. This is the page to report this somethings. And please , give evidences of vandalism of the user to block. Regards --Libr@s / b@@ks (talk) 18:49, 3 March 2016 (UTC) Hoping you can help! Hoping you can help! Hello, I am hoping you might be able to help me, though, I am not sure if you can or if you are the right person to be asking. So, in developing my own ShoutWiki page (which is being used as a database for an online RPG game), I have attempting to install multiple templates from the main Wikipedia. However, some several templates, the "Show" / "Hide" option is no longer working; the template stays uncollapsed, and it's causing a bit of issues. Is there something within the coding that is not allowing this to work properly? It used to, but it no longer does. Also, is there a why to bypass the "#invoke" code? I've been able to re-write the template setup on multiple templates, but there is one in particular that is simply not working out. MusicNation (talk) 13:37, 15 March 2016 (UTC) The main reason is that unlike ShoutWiki, Wikipedia uses Lua via Scribunto (the infamous #invoke command). If you want to use Wikipedia templates, you should use the history page and find the last version before the transfert on Lua. --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 21:39, 15 March 2016 (UTC) We had Scribunto on some wikis for a bit, but it was the cause of the mass of 503s we were having. Re-enabling the extension with a fix is high up on my ToDo list after a few other company related matters. --Lewis Cawte (talk) 22:18, 15 March 2016 (UTC) Do either of you know when Lua was installed? I wondered why things stopped working when they used to (mainly the "Show" / "Hidden" template), and gosh, those 503's were so troublesome! MusicNation (talk) 01:02, 16 March 2016 (UTC) It was only installed on a couple of wikis, and I doubt the issue with Show/Hide is related. Link me to an example please? --Lewis Cawte (talk) 22:28, 17 March 2016 (UTC) Oasis vs Monobook Hello, again and sorry, but I need a little thing Jack Phoenix. I'm user in wikia, and I love the skin Oasis of wikia, but I can edit in wikia, for personal reasons, but I can edit in ShoutWiki, and I don't like the skin of Monobook, and the skins of the preferences, and my question is: I can install skin of oasis, in my computer or is possible use skin Oasis in Shoutwiki? --Pastelerohelper92 (talk) 06:15, 11 April 2016 (UTC) No. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 14:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC) TOC, Namespaces, and HTML Hi, I sent emails to support@shoutwiki.com, but no replies so far. So writing here. My wiki is bkdrum.shoutwiki.com. I need these namespaces: তালিকা, সময়রেখা, বই, প্রবন্ধ। It's okay if you do not include the corresponding talk pages. And could you please add this to localsettings.php:$wgDefaultUserOptions['numberheadings'] = 1 ? And is it at all possible to allow html in my wiki as it is private? If it is not possible could you at least allow the "img" and "iframe" tags? I really need these two. Nothing risky will happen for these as I am the only member of the wiki at present, and #members will not exceed 10, everyone is personally known to me. -- Muhammad2017 (talk) 08:09, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi Muhammad2017, apologies for the delay! We had some DNS issues (which are now resolved) with the support ticket site, preventing us from accessing it and thus replying to emails sent to the support address.
I can add the namespaces once you provide the talkspace names — MediaWiki mandates that all namespaces must have a corresponding talkspace equivalent, even if it doesn't really make any sense (i.e. Forum & Forum_talk:); once you've done that, I'll also add the $wgDefaultUserOptions definition in. As for allowing raw HTML, I discussed it with Lcawte, our Chief Technical Officer, and we both came to the conclusion that this is something that we do not want to allow on ShoutWiki. Sorry about that! Do note that you can embed images from external sources into your wiki once you've whitelisted the domain(s) in [[MediaWiki:External image whitelist]]; see the MediaWiki.org page for $wgEnableImageWhitelist for details. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 11:43, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi, thanks. I understand the html issue. The namespaces and talk pages should be: তালিকা, তালিকা_আলোচনা, সময়রেখা, সময়রেখা_আলোচনা, বই, বই_আলোচনা, প্রবন্ধ, প্রবন্ধ_আলোচনা. And another thing I have the domain bkdrum.com that I want to use with this wiki. I know this page, but adding the cname record is not really working. In my provider I need to "HOST", and "POINT TO" information and I don't know how to make it work. Please help. -- Muhammad2017 (talk) 12:09, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Why In ShoutWiki cannot create a account with a inapropiate username? Regards --Pastelerohelper92 (talk) 07:24, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Why I'm Here? To be explained...

Hey, Jack, I'm writing to you #1 as an apology for something I did back in 2012 that I probably shouldn't have done because you guys do not have the resources to put up with things like Google does, and #2 to...I guess, give an update on where I'm at in life and recent projects involving the Vanilla Monaco fork I've been hacking at. I've come a long way since I started screwing around here back in June 2012, and I honestly didn't expect you to still be here when I ran by yesterday.

#1: My Apology/Confession

I apologize for using resources under multiple accounts. I was 13, almost 14 when I first came by here. I'm 18, and have come a long way. Let me introduce myself using my real name, Gage Morgan. I have used other usernames as separate aliases, such as Gerbilman, 17morgm, and this one, which is the only one I have access to. It's all the same person. I am looking back now, thinking about it, and I kinda feel bad now for wasting resources. I realize (now) that you guys put the two wiki limit on there for a reason. I don't even want to know the hell it must be to set up a server and get it connected a registrar...but, anyway, that's my confession, and I just want you guys to know that I'm sorry for being such a pain in the rear back then.

I contacted you guys too often. I really did. You are here for serious stuff, not the BS I put you through. So, unless you respond to this, I will not bug you. However, I just turned 18 on the fifth of this month, and I have no idea why, even back then, I was using a fake name. I'm not sure why I was paranoid back then, either. I guess the thoughts my parents put in my head were the usual Republican fear-mongering that happens in the US.

I also want you to know that you probably did the right thing by turning me down on that internship I kept bugging you about, because although I'm a bit more qualified now, I was not in any way then.

That's my confession, and my apology. I felt I needed to take responsibility for that, considering I have shared hosting at DreamHost that I have to manage for my startup (we're developing a new operating system) and I understand now what you meant by "hosting ain't cheap." If shared hosting costs that much, I'm not even gonna ask what VPS is.

#2: The Update On Life (My Contribution To Society)

I am now ready for the second part. I am not fluent in PHP, so object-oriented PHP is not necessarily my forte, but I have done my best at giving the dantman-Haley-Arcane Monaco port a ShoutWiki-esque Community box. It's definitely not the best, but it's a start. I used the News extension for the recent changes in that box, and I would definitely appreciate any pointers to make it better.

My mock-up of ShoutWiki's Community box in Monaco (it ain't perfect!)

As you can see, the port itself was modded (those sideboxes look like crap when left to their own devices, had to mod CSS) and that I was able to figure out the username (partially).

MediaWiki's codebase is the definition of PHP hell, IMO. I've also worked with WordPress, which I'd go out on a limb and say is the most beautiful piece of PHP code I've ever worked with.

The issue I have with MediaWiki is that I cannot figure out a clear, clean (non-hackish) way of doing things. Things like:

   if (user is logged in) {
Welcome back, (retrieve username following conditional)
} else {
Show that elegant green button that the monaco port doesn't have for some reason
}


I know that you guys haven't released your implementation of Monaco, but I also am aware that Wikia doesn't currently use a "stock" version of Linux on their servers. I found a list of mods to the Linux kernel on their company GitHub, so there's that.

Also, don't know how to format the "Latest Activity" box to show just the page names, usernames, and just the simple hours/days etc. that you guys have.

I am considering doing an edit to the way that WikiEditor works, because Monaco is falling apart on vanilla, and signs of age are showing here as well, take a look at the "MORE WIKIS" button on the top of your implementation. But back to WikiEditor: I want to re-theme it to look like Monaco, and use Monaco sprites. The version (if any, because I have no idea if PHP and whatnot will work with me; I didn't think the redneckery image here would work either, but it did) will be on my current GitHub. Speaking of, after doing a bugfix the code is available here: https://github.com/MGageMorgan/monaco-port.

The bits are out there. If you are this far, Jack, I thank you for taking the time out of your day to hear me out. Not many people actually read until the end because (millennials). Thank you for your time.

Sincerely, DJ m0m0 (talk) 12:10, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

AbuseFilter 1 edit

Special:AbuseFilter/history/1/diff/prev/8 seems to handle the extra space that was at the end, according to Special:AbuseFilter/test/1. --Saftzie (talk) 07:18, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Awesome, thank you! Looking at the recent changes page as well as various logs, I see that you've been busy keeping Hub nice and tidy — please keep up the good work, your contributions are appreciated. :-) --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 23:14, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Latex equation stops working

Hi, Jack. Got some new problem.

From yesterday (or maybe earlier), the display of any newly edited latex math expression is not working properly. It echos "Failed to parse (PNG conversion failed; check for correct installation of latex and dvipng (or dvips + gs + convert)):" + any latex source code. See the bottom of this page or the equation below as an example. Please take a look, thanks!

$\mathcal{F}=ab\sqrt{c}d^2$

Gamebm (talk) 00:11, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

The Math extension has historically been a problematic one and remains so today, unfortunately. Let's hope the upcoming MediaWiki upgrade and operational improvements will address that for once and for all. You can keep an eye on T240 for monitoring our progress in fixing this issue. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

超過5wikis

• Hi, you can open create a wiki exceed 5 wikis?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:46, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
See below. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Request

Can you add AbuseFilter to my Wiki and also add the namespace FanonProject It's at s:w:fanonpedia —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Odiswhips (talkcontribs) 13:47, 22 November 2018‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

AbuseFilter is and has now been enabled on all ShoutWiki sites for a while. I've created the new namespace (numerical ID #80) and its talkspace (numerical ID #81). Enjoy! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Importing Pages from Mediawiki

I have an .xml file from my other wiki that I wish to import into ShoutWiki. I was wondering if it is still allowed. If so, if I could have some assistance regarding it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by LokiHavok (talkcontribs) 15:00, 27 November 2018‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

[Help] Change default skin of megamidevice.shoutwiki.com to Monobook

Hello, I have a newly created wiki where I selected Aurora as the default skin, but then realized I would rather use Monobook. Can you help me change it? Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Exastiken (talkcontribs) 06:01, 19 December 2018‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

This seems to have already been done. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Latex formulas

Hi, I am having problems adding Latex/math formulas in my wiki. They do not render if I use the $...$ tag. Can you help me? As soon as I add a math formula, when I save the page, I get a blank page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gip (talkcontribs) 10:13, 14 January 2019‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

Hmm, this sounds like T240. Let's see if the upcoming MediaWiki upgrade fixes that... --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Unlock wiki

Hello, could you please unlock the s:w:seikai wiki. It has been locked for a long time due to spam. Almael (talk) 10:54, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

This is now done. Enjoy! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

very wikis

• Hi, you can create a wiki change one user create very wikis?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 01:40, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
The wiki creation limits (one wiki per day, 5 wikis per user) are not going anywhere; we feel they in general are very reasonable, for starting a wiki and caring for it is no easy task! If you need help with your wiki, please contact us. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 10:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello

I speak Ukrainian and Russian. I live in Ukraine. I ask you to grant you the right to import articles through Special: Import http://uk.traditio.shoutwiki.com/wiki/user:Usik64. I want to transfer a lot of articles from the project to Wikia. thanks Usik64 обговорення

Hello, I'm not Jack Phoenix, but an user. But I think you should follow those steps maybe:

http://www.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Help:Importing_wikis_to_ShoutWiki--PERCE-NEIGE (talk) 15:56, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Filter

Hi Jack, I was creating a new wiki page for "A Way to Your Heart" webcomic but was immediately blocked after uploading an image. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Can you please review my ban and inform me what do I need to fix?

LMae —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 162.201.177.182 (talkcontribs) 00:40, 2 April 2019‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

User Lmae (registered with lower m) is not blocked on Hub. There are no entries in the abuse log denying any edits, nor any in other logs for Lmae or 162.201.177.182. If you know your password, you should be able to login, too. --Saftzie (talk) 04:33, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Plusieurs problèmes sur mes wikis

Salut Jack!

First, sorry for this very long message, but I really need help, and I couldn't find it elsewhere. Maybe you could make it collapsible if it's too long and visually annoying?

Je me permets de te contacter car j'ai déposé il y a pas mal de temps plusieurs messages sur le forum, et j'ai envoyé un courriel, mais je n'ai pas encore eu de réponse.

Et comme mon wiki n'avance plus depuis plusieurs mois, car j'aurais besoin d'aide et je ne la trouve pas. Voici ma requête.

(Je suis désolée si ma requête est très longue, mais comme ça fait un moment que j'ai ces problèmes, les problèmes s'accumulent)

J'aurais besoin de plusieurs extensions sur les wikis cogitopédie et Imagomundi (Je suis admin).

Extensions à installer

1. Instant Commons.

(Note: Je pense qu'Instant Commons devrait être activé par défaut sur tous les wikis, car ça économiserait de la place. Raison de ma demande: J'ai remarqué que les fichiers dont j'ai besoin sont souvent déjà présents sur les sites-frères de Wikipédia.

2. Extension Restric access by category and group.

Elle n'est plus maintenue, mais je ne vois pas comment faire sans.

Raison: Je voudrais un wiki hybride mi-privé, mi-publique, sur certaines parties. J'ai demandé l'installation de l'extension Whitelist, mais je n'arrive pas à m'en servir, j'ai demandé de l'aide sur le forum, mais personne n'a pu m'aider, ou personne n'a vu mon message.

3. L'extension semantic wiki extension,

Raison: J'ai besoin de m'entraîner et d'apprendre à gérer et à utiliser un wiki sémantique.

4. namespace manager

Raison: Je voudrais organiser les wikis autrement, en me servant des espaces de noms, et ça me permettrais d'éviter d'embêter l'équipe à chaque fois pour demander la création ou le renommage d'un espace de nom.

Je ne compte pas changer les espaces de noms par défaut, seulement gérer des espaces de noms additionnels personnalisés, comme moyen de structurer les données présentes.

5. Widgets

6. SimpleCalendar

7. CSS

8. Une extension boilerplate pour avoir des modèles prédéfinis pour inclure automatiquement dans un article de même catégorie. Par exemple, tous les articles qui ont une certaine catégorie, ont ce "draft", qui donne une structure pour entrer les données (par exemple inclusion automatique d'une certaine infobox, mise en page et titre prédéfinis).

9. Je cherche une extension qui afficherait un champ de saisie, et je pourrais entrer la catégorie de la page (s'il y a une autocomplétion, c'est encore mieux). Comme dans Wikia.

Je ne sais pas quelle extension fait ça.

Problèmes/Dépannage

10. Je n'arrive pas à utiliser l'extension Whitelist: http://www.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Forum:Whitelist_extension

Je me suis déconnectée pour tester.

J'ai créé la page http://mywikiname.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Test_page_publique

Sur la page de type http://mywikiname.shoutwiki.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Public_read_whitelist, j'ai ajouté http://mywikiname.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Test_page_publique

Mais ça ne fonctionne pas, car quand je suis déconnectée, il me dit que je ne peux pas visualiser la page "Test_page_publique" (sur le wiki privé).

11. Je n'arrive pas à utiliser l'extension GoogleDocs4MW

Testé sur mon wiki privé.

Sur la page du document Google, j'ai été dans le menu File > Publish to the web.

mais sur mon wiki, la connexion est marquée comme "non autorisée".

12. Je n'arrive pas à connecter un bot avec le logiciel indiqué sur cette page: http://www.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Help:AutoWikiBrowser

L'erreur vient peut-être du fait que le wiki est privé?

J'ai bien lu la page d'aide Shoutwiki, mais elle n'est pas assez détaillée, ce genre de cas n'est pas abordé, et je ne sais pas du tout quelle est la bonne façon de créer un compte de Bot sur le wiki. Comment procéder de façon efficace?

J'ai téléchargé AutoWikiBrowser, j'ai créé un compte de bot sur le wiki, mais impossible de le connecter au logiciel, donc je m'y suis mal prise.

13. J'ai un problème avec les captcha, qui sont illisibles sur mon wiki.

Une extension qui substituerait une captcha où il faut écrire plutôt que lire, qui poserait une question (Dans quelle ville est née l'administrateur de ce wiki, par exemple) ou une question mathématiques, conviendrait mieux.

Très cordialement!

--PERCE-NEIGE (talk) 23:36, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Bonjour PERCE-NEIGE,
Votre rêquete n'est pas très longue, ne vous en faites pas !
1. J'ai activé InstantCommons dans votre deux wikis.
2. Voyez #4 (ci-dessous). (Je sais que WhitelistPages n'est pas aussi flexible que cette extension-ci. En plus, l'extension qui vous proposé n'est pas très configurable, comme il faut nous modifier le fichier des paramètres de votre wiki à chaque fois que vous voulez modifier, ajouter ou supprimer des catégories restreintes. L'extensibilité, c'est très important pour nous à ShoutWiki parce qu'on a plus de 13034 wikis ici !)
3. J'ai activé cette extension aussi.
4. Votre raisonnage est très admirable, mais comment j'ai ecrit sur T250 en notre Phabricator, ça que fonctionne par les autres sites MediaWiki ne pas automatique fonctionne par nous sur ShoutWiki. En plus, l'autre extension pour manager les espaces des noms—mw:Extension:SpecialNamespaces—n'est pas vraiment maintenue. Nous ne voudrions pas ajouter notre "dette technique", comme on l'appelle, et les extensions pas maintenues sont precisément cela. Désolé.
5. Fait !
6. Ce n'est pas une extension que nous normalement offrons, et c'est la raison parce que nous devons réviser le code de l'extension avant de l'activer. Si elle passe la révision, nous allons l'activer.
7. Fait !
8. Peut-être l'extension Preloader ou l'une des autres extensions listées sur la section "Voir aussi" de cette page ?
9. Hm, gadget HotCat suffirait-il? Cet gadget est utilisé par de nombreux sites, y compris Wikipédia. Pour plus d'informations, y compris les instructions d'installation, voyez la page d'aide sur HotCat en Wikimedia Commons (en anglais).
10. J'ai testé l'extension WhitelistPages plus tôt aujourd'hui et ça marche pour moi. Verifiez que vous avez tapé les noms des pages avec espaces et pas avec soulignés. Le logiciel ne pense pas que "Ma_page_publique" est la même chose que "Ma page publique" ! (En Cogitopédie, le problème est que il y a une addresse web sur la page, pas seulement un nom d'un page; écrivez simplement Test page publique sur la page et après avoir sauvégarde, il devrait être possible de voyer la page (ou les pages listées) sans se connecter.
11. Vous avez raison, c'était un vrai problème. Merci pour le rapport ! On a mis à jour notre copie de l'extension, et je crois qu'il fixe le problème, mais confirmez SVP.
12. C'est très possible que l'erreur est à cause ces options-ci, mais vraiment, je ne sais pas, car il y a longtemps que j'ai utilisé le logiciel AWB moi-même. Avez-vous confirmé que le logiciel fonctionne avec les autres sites MediaWiki ? Je voudrais vous recommender à contacter des developpeurs AWB, par exemple sur la page discussion sur Wikipédia anglais ou sur leur canal IRC.
13. Ah oui, QuestyCaptcha, c'est une extension très efficace ! Le plus gros problème avec cette extension est car il n'y a pas unu interface—une page spéciale—pour les administrateurs a voir, modifier et supprimer les questions ou leur réponses. Pour être efficace, QuestyCaptcha faut avoir beaucoup de questions. Envoyez-nous un courriel avec les questions et leur réponses et nous activerons l'extension pour votre wikis.
P.S. Désolé pour mon français ! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 14:55, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup! Je te suis extrêmement reconnaissante pour ton aide! J'étais perdue.

1: Pour Simple Calendar, j'attendrais le temps qu'il faut pour que le code de l'extension soit testé et approuvé. Je regarderais si une autre extension offre la même chose en attendant.

2: Pour l'extension qui offre un boilerplate, je ne peux pas prendre preloader, car elle affiche le boilerplate en fonction de l'espace de nom, et comme je ne pourrais pas changer l'espace de nom, c'est à oublier. La seule de la liste qui ne marche pas en fonction de l'espace de nom, c'est MultiBoilerplate. Résolu.

3: Le Gadget Hotcat me semble effectivement parfaitement répondre à mon besoin, je demande donc son activation. Résolu.

4: J'ai oublié aussi de demander une dernière extension (maintenant que j'en ai beaucoup d'activées, j'en ai pour un moment à les tester et les utiliser).

Raison: j'en ai besoin dans le cadre de projets personnels de traduction de divers contenus.

5: Whitelist marche parfaitement à présent, merci beaucoup! Effectivement, c'était un problème de syntaxe. Résolu.

Je vais tester son utilisation, mais ça me pose quand même un problème, si j'ai énormément de pages qui s'ajoutent aux pages publiques, la page va devenir dure à gérer, fouillis et très longue. Je comprends les problèmes de modification d'espace de noms, ce sont des modifications très lourdes, et ça ne vaut pas du tout le coup si je dois à chaque fois vous demander de modifier ma configuration, c'est tout à fait exact. Donc, j'abandonne l'idée d'avoir cette extension.

Par contre, n'est-il pas possible d'avoir un espace de nom qui s'appellera "privé" (ou l'inverse, un qui s'appellera "public")? Un seul espace de nom me permettrait de catégoriser les pages que je veux voir publiques ou privées. Ou alors, est-ce possible de faire ça avec des catégories?

J'essaye de voir si c'est possible de tester le wiki hybride, mais si c'est impossible, je vais utiliser une astuce. Je mettrais un des wikis privé, et l'autre public.

Mais dans ce cas, est-il possible de faire automatiquement des transferts de page de l'un à l'autre? Ou est-ce une idée bizarre?

Car, une page peut être privée à un certain stade d'écriture, et devenir publique quand elle est suffisamment riche (ou inversement passer de publique à privée).

Y a-t-il des logiciels avec lesquels je peux faire mes transferts d'un wiki à l'autre?

6: Pour GoogleDocs4MW, pour l'instant ça ne marche toujours pas. Je ne sais pas si mon code est bon. J'ai fait "publier sur le web."

 

Encore merci! Et au passage, c'est écrit en très bon français, et sans fautes! Félicitations!

--PERCE-NEIGE (talk) 22:49, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

4.: J'ai discuté avec Lcawte de cette demande et malheureusement je regrette à vous informer que nous ne supporterons pas cette extension-ci en ce moment à cause de sa complexité. La page Help:Extensions est notre "liste principale" des extensions que nous supporterons. Désolé !
5.: Ce n'est pas très facile à avoir les pages publiques et aussi les pages privées sur la même wiki, selon des raisons mentionnées à mw:Security issues with authorization extensions. Est-ce faisable ? Peut-être, mais les fuites d'information ne sont pas très impossible, et c'est la raison parce que à votre place je voudrais utiliser deux wikis séparées.
Pour transferrer des pages automatiquement, il existe une extension de faire precisement ça, mais la page sur MediaWiki.org s'indique que l'extension n'est pas maintenue. La journal git de cette extension pratiquement le confirme. Je vais l'enquêter.
6.: Quand vous avez une adresse web de Google Docs comme https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aOW_Yuxe1xx-Qm2_L2gCTV1ORQQLzs1CIohFalhBYVs/edit?usp=sharing, la seule parte dont vous avez besoin est la parte après /d/ et avant la dernière barre oblique (la clé): 1aOW_Yuxe1xx-Qm2_L2gCTV1ORQQLzs1CIohFalhBYVs. Insérez simplement cela entre les balises <googlespreadsheet> comme ça : <googlespreadsheet>1aOW_Yuxe1xx-Qm2_L2gCTV1ORQQLzs1CIohFalhBYVs</googlespreadsheet> et ça devrait fonctionner.
Ce n'est pas votre faute, la documentation de l'extension GoogleDocs4MW est incomplète et il manque des exemples d'utilisation; on doit cela remédier.
Merci pour les compliments ! Ça fait longtemps quand j'ai ecrit en français (mais j'adore la langue !). --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 20:45, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Advertising on the left side of the Aurora skin

Hi Jack,
There is a small issue with the advertising on the left side of the Aurora skin. The ad overflows on the wiki's content zone. I found a solution with the following CSS code in the MediaWiki page MediaWiki:Aurora.css like here on Eureka Wiki

#menu-left {
width: 11em;
}


I think it should be wiser to include it directly in the skin's source code.
Cheers! --LIMAFOX76 (talk) 11:46, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi LIMAFOX76, thank you for the report & the patch! I've submitted and merged it against the upstream repository and deployed it on ShoutWiki. :-) Please let me know if you stumble upon any similar issues in the future! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 20:45, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Hei, Jack Phoenix! Voitko lisätä kieltenväliset linkit suomenkielisen ja englanninkielisen Jonskupedian välille? Pyytää Jouluntähti (talk) 15:29, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Tehty, hyviä muokkaushetkiä! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 12:00, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Kiitoksia. Jouluntähti (talk) 12:13, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Ai niin, jos ei ole ylimääräistä vaivaa niin voisiko kiitos-ominaisuuden saada tähän wikiin? Jouluntähti (talk) 16:20, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

mw:Extension:Thanks on jo esiasennettuna kaikkiin wikeihimme (ks. esim. s:w:fi.jonskupedia:Toiminnot:Versio tai minkä tahansa muun wikin Special:Version-sivu, esim. Brickipedian). Bottimuokkauksiksi merkittyjen muokkausten kiittäminen ei ole mahdollista (aivan kuten Wikipediassakin ym.), mutta muiden muokkausten ja lokimerkintöjen kiittäminen pitäisi onnistua aivan normaalisti. Eikö näin ole? --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 16:43, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
No niinpäs onkin. En siksi varmaan sitä ole huomannut kun olen Jonskupedian ainoa käyttäjä :P Jouluntähti (talk) 17:55, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi. This page on my wiki isn't spam. Please don't delete any page I have created. Also, could you make my wiki so sign-ups are invite only and remove all users other than me? --Hiccup (talk) 19:56, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Don't worry about the accidental deletion - its only happened once before and I get notified and can revert it, so its not really a big problem. Yeah I do have a lot of spam. If you could help me with that I'd appreciate it. Simply deleting all pages not made by me should clean it up. Thanks for for activating the invite feature - that should prevent any further spam. --Hiccup (talk) 15:15, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
It seems like I cannot make edits with lots of links in. It says: "Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Link spam". Could you fix this too? --Hiccup (talk) 17:23, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks very much! --Hiccup (talk) 16:18, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Internship

Hi Jack, Can you give me the Intern user group (so I will have access to all ShoutWiki projects)? Vlad26t (talk) 08:54, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

@Vlad26t: I'm glad to hear that you're interested in helping us out! Please shoot us an email so we can discuss this in detail, for with great power comes great responsibility, and as such, we'd like to hear a bit about you and your skills before making a decision one way or the other. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 17:14, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Jack Phoenix: I've sent you a direct email! Vlad26t (talk) 17:48, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Protecting the entire Blogger Beware Annotated Wiki

The Blogger Beware Annotated Wiki is fairly old and doesn't have many actual editors, but I like to visit it for nostalgia. Sadly, almost all of the recent edits are from spam bots creating new pages.

Can we try enabling this feature: Extension:ConfirmEdit for the whole wiki?

Thank you for your assistance. --GoosebumpsArt (talk) 17:10, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

If you can come up with at least 5 question/answer pairs, let us know and we'll happily enable QuestyCaptcha for the Blogger Beware Annotated Wiki! (Do note that answers are case-sensitive, so "this", "This" and "THIS", for example, are not the same thing, though it is entirely possible to have multiple correct answers for a question.) --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 17:14, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Could you make my wiki private?

here: s:w:tyemd

I created it as a public wiki, but I'm going to start using it for my research lab which requires it to be private (journals won't accept information that has already been published publicly somewhere else). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tyemd (talkcontribs) 12:01, 15 July 2019‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

I need to make it private because I'm using it for research. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tyemd (talkcontribs) 23:00, 15 July 2019‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

Staff can change it, but it won't happen right away. --Saftzie (talk) 03:46, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
@Tyemd: This is now done, enjoy! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 17:14, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Spambots

89.216.157.241 15:50, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the report, I've deleted the spam now. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Removing Spam accounts

Spams and spam accounts have been a huge problem time and time again at Seikai wiki. So far deleting spam posts and blocking works fine. However, I'm still facing 50478 user accounts, most of which are obviously spam bot accounts. If possible I would like to clean out the user list from those and leave contributing members or those I know. So I would like to ask for admin rights to delete user accounts. Almael (talk) 00:28, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Replied below. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete Page and close Wiki

Hei, Jack Phoenix! Please delete page http://www.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Вежа_Звіздаря and delete-close the project http://astrology.shoutwiki.com/wiki/ because this is my old duplicate project.

Thank you very much in advance! अमरः (talk) 13:54, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Log-in

Dear Jack,

I can't log in anymore: Es gab ein Problem bei der Übertragung deiner Benutzerdaten. Diese Aktion wurde daher sicherheitshalber abgebrochen, um eine falsche Zuordnung deiner Änderungen zu einem anderen Benutzer zu verhindern. Bitte sende das Formular erneut ab. / 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. I asked for a temporary password: the same problem and message! Regards Rudolf (Rose-Biblio)

I solved the problem - it was a browser problem!

Glad to hear you got it sorted out! Browsers can be sometimes weird like that with cookies. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Spams, logs, recent changes

Taking care of lots of spams I've come across a few problem which needs addressing and hopefully will improve how future wikis/wikimedia engineswill handle this. As is I find the need and to be able check at greater time ranges for greater than offered by "Recent changes". It would be nice to have options to check for monthly ranges. The logs for deleting spam and blocking spammers is filling out the log and drowning out wiki relevant entries. It would be nice if those block/deleted spam related entries are visibly different. I understand they can't be removed as someone could inappropriately delete other things than spams. I'm thinking of like more indented so they can be identified by a glance. I don't want to turn the wiki into a private one. So it would be nice to have a way to enforce registry confirmation within a set time limit (since it could take some time) and also enforce a period of post ban for newcomers. Even a single day of delay should prevent spam. Almael (talk) 09:32, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Almael, thank you for your suggestions. As you know, spam is indeed an ongoing and ever-evolving issue, sadly.
Building a better, admin-oriented version of recent changes sounds certainly like something that'd be very neat to have, but I can't promise you anything else than to look into the matter.
For some simple, more concrete things we can do for you right away:
• Setting a different, non-default value for [[mw:Manual:$wgAutoConfirmCount|$wgAutoConfirmCount and(/or) \$wgAutoConfirmAge — on Jedipedia we've customized these so that not everyone who signs up ends up in the implicit autoconfirmed group, and thus we've restricted certain actions to the autoconfirmed group; should an obvious vandal sign up, we can easily block them well before they pass the autoconfirmed requirements.
• Using QuestyCaptcha on the signup page — this basically killed spambot registrations on Brickipedia, the English-language LEGO wiki. Granted, no solution is perfect and in this case, the downside is that users wishing to sign up need to look up certain information on the wiki (if/when they don't already know it) to be able to answer the CAPTCHA question on the signup form correctly.
• More and better AbuseFilter filters — AbuseFilter is a mighty powerful tool that enables local administrators to curb spam and other harmful edits, or just to disallow main namespace edits lacking a category, for example. The downside to AbuseFilter is that the extension indeed ships with no filters, and administrators like you must either import filters from another wiki or write their own. Given that AbuseFilter allows filters to be marked as private (admin-viewable, as opposed to public, which is quite literally world-viewable), not all filters are available for everyone to view on wikis like MediaWiki.org or the English Wikipedia. Oftentimes spam/vandalism-related filters are indeed marked as private to avoid exposing just what conditions are used to catch the bad editors.
Should you want to customize the autoconfirmed settings and/or enable QuestyCaptcha, please contact us and let us know the new values of the settings and for QuestyCaptcha, at least a set of five different questions and their answers (note that answers are case-sensitive). --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Instant commons

Hello. I'd like to request Instant Commons on s:w:thresaurus. (It's not urgent). And if you have an extension or advice that do that: Forum:Automatic boilerplates (not urgent)

Many thanks! --PERCE-NEIGE (talk) 13:53, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

InstantCommons is now enabled on s:w:thresaurus.
I'll comment on the forum page regarding that to keep the discussion centralized. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 16:43, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Sanrio Wiki's background

Hi, regarding http://sanrio.shoutwiki.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Monobook.css a long time ago I think it was functional however now the top-header isn't applied (I left the wiki for quite a long only relatively recently came back). Is it OK for you or another staff member to fix it please, so the background applies fully? Thanks :) Torchickens (talk) 22:20, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing it! ^^ Torchickens (talk) 22:37, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Error message when attempting to load new wiki

Hi, I started a new wiki called Q-Games Wiki (http://qgames.shoutwiki.com) about a small game company linked with Nintendo and Sony, but in the process of creating it I received an error message. I chose to import the starter elements, and I think the skin is the default one (dark like on the main Shout Wiki site). It's listed in the wikis I've created (according to this, I know there is a maximum of 5) but following the URL results in a "No such wiki" message. Can you try and fix it please? Thanks. Torchickens (talk) 16:19, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

The problem seems to have resolved. Thanks! Torchickens (talk) 16:28, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Show/hide box toggler should be on the left in mobile view

See the mobile view problem here:

Maybe the toggler CSS selectors are different in mobile view?

I also mentioned this problem here:

In the section currently titled: "Move toggle-link to the left, and adjust its margins". --Timeshifter (talk) 11:25, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

The problem seems to be coming from the jquery.makeCollapsible.styles mw:ResourceLoader module ([www.shoutwiki.com/w/resources/src/jquery/jquery.makeCollapsible.styles.less this LESS file], which gets compiled to valid CSS at runtime). Sounds like you'd want the float: right; around lines 96-105 to be instead float: left;. Of course the problem here with LESS is that you can't write LESS code to any onwiki page and expect it to work (at least yet), you need to write pure CSS instead...try this:
.mw-content-ltr .mw-collapsible:not(.mw-made-collapsible) th::before,
.mw-content-ltr .mw-collapsible-toggle,
.mw-content-rtl .mw-content-ltr .mw-collapsible-toggle {
float: left;
}

Depending on the loading order you may need to make your custom selectors even more specific for them to cascade properly (e.g. span.mw-collapsible-toggle instead of just .mw-collapsible-toggle. Try it out and see how it goes! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 11:23, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! After a lot of experimentation and clearing caches I figured out that adding span` to mobile.CSS was enough by itself to keep the toggler on the left under all circumstances. For consistency I also added it to common.CSS, and the toggler is on the left still.
I tested on my Windows 10 desktop PCs and on an iphone X and an old Moto G3 Android phone using Android Lollipop (5.1). On Firefox and Chrome on the desktop PC. On Safari and Firefox on the iphone. On Chrome on the Moto G3.
See my detailed cache clearing instructions at the top of the mobile.CSS page: s:w:cannabis:MediaWiki:Mobile.css. On the desktop PCs I found it essential to click Ctrl-F5 on every page I was testing on Firefox. Or Ctrl-shift-r on Chrome pages.
I updated mw:Manual:Collapsible elements. See section currently titled: "Move toggle link to the left". --Timeshifter (talk) 07:16, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Glad to hear that it worked for you! And thank you for updating the on-wiki documentation on MediaWiki.org! :-) All too often us developers in general tend to forget doing that and that's how on-wiki documentation ends up getting outdated. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 11:19, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Howdy from an old friend

Hey Jack, remember me? It's been a while since our last chat; I tried reaching out via email a while back, but not sure if it got mixed up somewhere. Is there an email I can reach you at? I find emailing easier than IRC these days, though I'm open to IRC too if needed. Hope to get in touch soon! Cheers, Phil.e. (shocked I still remember my login and wiki syntax, man that takes me back to the good old days!)

Now that is a name I've not heard in a long, long time — great to hear from you! How are you doing?
My email addresses are easily found (and Special:EmailUser/Jack Phoenix indeed goes to my ShoutWiki email address), and despite email being my favorite form of "social media", I'm notoriously bad at checking them even on a semi-regular basis. Sorry!
That being said, you'd be correct in assuming I'm on IRC and it's probably the fastest way to contact me! Do ping me there at some point, would love to talk to you. :) --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 11:23, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Hey just following up to say I sent ya an email. I think my username should be in the subject line. Cheers! Phil.e. (talk) 20:33, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Junawikin Uutiset-nimiavaruus

Hei! Onko mahdollista, että tekisit Junawikiin [2] nimiavaruuden Uutiset, etteivät uutiset tulisi mukaan artikkelilaskuriin. Kiitos jos voit auttaa! Jouluntähti (talk) 20:41, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Ja pystytkö sinä laittamaan Puhkapediaan lisätä InstantCommons-ominaisuuden? Anteeksi jos häiritsen sinua jatkuvilla pyynnöillä :P Jouluntähti (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
@Jouluntähti: Molemmat tehty tänään. Hyviä muokkaushetkiä! --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 17:48, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Sploder wiki

The link address isn't working. I have just created it. --Wikijunior (talk) 20:24, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Troubles in hangul.shoutwiki.com

Our Japanese wiki hangul.shoutwiki.com ,which is aimed to report hatespeech of SNS(i.e.twitter) has been hijacked and a lot of subjects has deleted. I am NOT admin of the wiki. What can we do? ---nekodai1 UTC 10:17 AM , May 2 , 2020

Wiki still off-line

It's been a month since the failed Mediawiki upgrade and the Seikai wiki is still not available yet. I already sent an email to the support as well as irc call a while back so this is just a reminder if you don't mind. And since we are at it I would like to request a backup. My previous support calls for backups might have failed, too. I would like to have this done for sure this time, too. And please let me know where to find it. Thanks for your work. Almael (talk) 06:38, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

You got a reply to your ticket within a minute of being filed. This is probably the quickest we've ever replied to a ticket, however, you failed to respond and did not reply with the information we needed to process the ticket at the time. --Lewis Cawte (talk) 22:28, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
I'm not in the habit of going digging through the databases to find information, but, now you've posted on wiki, I've managed to dig out the information I need. Loops has been disabled as it was the cause of the issue. You can have an XML + images dump of your wiki if you'd like (file a ticket), but, standing policy at this time is that if I generate that, it'll be because you're moving and the wiki will be deleted after 30 days. --Lewis Cawte (talk) 22:34, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
I do not wish for the wiki to move or be deleted. The wiki had always been experiencing a lot of spam and vandalism over the years so having a save point backup is a mus have in my opinion. If that's how the policy is then I decline from asking for a backup. Almael (talk) 20:45, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
Anyhow, the wiki is kind of back but still no content can be accessed or show up. There are only blank pages. Almael (talk) 08:28, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

I always get an error when I make wiki

i wanted to make a wiki for a friend (a phonicfriends wiki) but idk why, i want to make a wiki, but it brings up a database error. when will this be back up???? --Cuddly Rainbow Guardian (talk) 17:28, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

The CreateWiki extension has to be updated to match the recently-deployed update to MediaWiki. Last week staff said it should happen next week. --Saftzie (talk) 17:39, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
So it should be hacked out so its disabled... for some reason, the non-disabled version is still being held in cache for some people? --Lewis Cawte (talk) 17:42, 4 July 2020 (UTC)