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Thank you (RE: request)[edit]

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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 14:13, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for adding extensions and namespaces[edit]

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)[edit]

I failed in making the wiki. Specifically such us, Wiki name, skin and access restrictions. URL is
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[edit]

I would like my private wiki 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)


It appears some features do no longer work at 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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (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[edit]

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) ShoutWiki Staff 10:15, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Article Background Image[edit]

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)


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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 20:06, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Request for DPLforum extension[edit]

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!
Merry Christmas from stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 20:06, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Can you also enable InstantCommons? This will help with missing files. Thanks! --Merry Christmas from stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 00:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Consider it done! --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 02:40, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Favicon error message[edit]

  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, Merry Christmas from stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (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[edit]

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! --Merry Christmas from stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 09:17, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

In future, please file a support ticket. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 19:35, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

the logo moves to the right, it covers the area of edits[edit]

Good day.

It turns out that on my other wiki 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[edit]

un utilisateur avait supprimé mon accueil


Je ne sais pas qui il est


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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 13:08, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism/Personal Attack[edit]

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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 19:51, 11 December 2015 (UTC)


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 ShoutWiki Staff talk 23:38, 16 December 2015 (UTC)


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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 14:46, 10 January 2016 (UTC)


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: , 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: ( in this wiki). ( in this wiki). (in this wiki).

close this wiki please.

. --Libr@s / b@@ks (talk) 18:20, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

--Books Text and history XD

Blocking of User:Webkinzdiva1[edit]

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 (
  • Or email me at

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![edit]

Hoping you can help![edit]

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) ShoutWiki Staff 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) ShoutWiki Staff 22:28, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Oasis vs Monobook[edit]

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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 14:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

TOC, Namespaces, and HTML[edit]

Hi, I sent emails to, but no replies so far. So writing here. My wiki is 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 page for $wgEnableImageWhitelist for details. --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (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 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)

Username "Shit"[edit]

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...[edit]

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[edit]

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)[edit]

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:

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[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 PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 23:14, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
I think it's worth setting $wgAbuseFilterAnonBlockDuration to something like a year or maybe even less, instead of defaulting to indefinite. Anonymous sources are usually dynamic addresses, so blocking forever doesn't yield much benefit. Even if they're static, for example an open proxy, they'll probably end up on a blacklist sooner or later. --Saftzie (talk) 18:44, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Need help, can't edit my own wiki[edit]


Thanks for taking the time to read this and help. I uploaded my wiki here a while back and just started getting back into it (the game it's for just picked up in activity again) trying to edit some pages and come to find out, I'm not Sysop, admin or even beureacrat on my own wiki. If you could help me out, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! Taladan 9 September 2016‎, 01:46 (UTC)

What is the name/subdomain of the wiki? --Saftzie (talk) 02:21, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
The subdomain is —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Taladan (talkcontribs) 03:17, 9 September 2016‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with --~~~~!
I can't say much. I can see it was "created" 18 Dec 2012 (probably restored, since the main page was created in 5 Nov 2005, and it looks like an original import took place 17 May 2007). There doesn't appear to be a founder, but Jack Phoenix is the only bureaucrat atm. There are 4 other administrators, none of them are you. In fact, there are no contributions by you on that wiki. Is there any chance you edited with another account? Other than a lot of spam, there's been no activity there since Feb 2008. --Saftzie (talk) 04:01, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes, the original admin account that I had on the wiki was named Swift. I tried logging in to the wiki using that name, but apparently I wasn't able to (it's usually taken up pretty quick on most websites) so I apparently fell back to my Taladan login (which is my email name as well as what I typically use online) I've got the original backup of the database here on my LAN, just can't figure out why the shoutwiki import never had my account in there as Swift or, when I set it up on my Taladan account it didn't set me as at least beareucrat if not admin. I'm not sure what needs to be done from this point? Thank you so much for taking time to help! -- Taladan 00:32, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Imports of data don't automatically create accounts or grant privileges. This info should help Jack, though. --Saftzie (talk) 04:13, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi Taladan,
I've made you a steward of the site.
Best regards,
Cook879 ShoutWiki Staff talk 15:55, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Changes on the Shadowhunters wiki[edit]

Greetings! My wiki is fairly new but I would like to request a couple of things for the wiki:

  • The creation of two custom namespaces: "Film" and "TV".
  • The switch to the Vector skin.
    • In line with this, I was wondering if it's possible for you to change the background or font color of some of the windows (like the ones at the bottom of the edit screen and when you go to Preferences) where the background is white while the text is gray with yellow links, making it hard to read. Is this something that I can/must request or something I can change with the CSS?

Additionally, I would like to ask: are there limitations to the free version of wikis, aside from the presence of ads? Or please redirect me to a page that details this (I've tried looking, I swear).

Thanks in advance! ~ redwall64 20:05, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Jack, or one of the other staff, would have to be the ones to create namespaces and change your default skin. If you want to change colors or fonts, those are things you would do in s:w:shadowhunters:MediaWiki:Common.css or, possibly, s:w:shadowhunters:MediaWiki:Vector.css once Vector is your default skin. What do you mean by "limitations," though? --Saftzie (talk) 22:02, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! My two requests still stand. As for limitations, I mean things like size of the file storage particularly—like one of the hosts I canvassed before choosing ShoutWiki had a 100MB limit for unpaid sites, and free users can't change the favicon, things like that. Thanks again. ~ redwall64 03:15, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
There is a 100Mb limit for the size of each file upload. You can change the favicon. If any individual wiki pushes the limit of the farm's capacity as a whole, I suppose there might be a maximum capacity policy implemented, but there isn't one now. ShoutWiki wouldn't make a very good cloud storage facility, anyway. MediaWiki really isn't built for that. In the meantime, there's no limit on the number of pages or the number of files you can have. --Saftzie (talk) 03:44, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Any idea if Jack is active or should consider asking someone else soon? ~ redwall64 04:08, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
He's active, just not necessarily daily. --Saftzie (talk) 04:26, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Done and done.--Cook879 ShoutWiki Staff talk 10:30, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks!! ~ redwall64 17:53, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

We're gonna need a bigger boat server farm[edit]

This looks like it's gonna turn into a mass-exodus. Any plans for dealing with all the users emigrating from Wikia Fandom powered by Wikia the Wikia-Dot-Com Wiki Hosting Service powered by Fandom powered by Wikia? AOTCP69zhere (talk) 00:54, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

This particular announcement doesn't affect much, in all honesty. We've got plans for expansion should we need them. We know what's got to be sorted, operations wise, and we know what is going to make our life difficult. Although I don't agree with the mass-exodus assessment, there are a few extra steps that I'll be making sure we get in place to ensure it doesn't immediately kill the service. The main one being finally getting around to putting some limits into Special:Import - users like to try and import massive wikis themselves, and Special:Import isn't designed to do that. There have been occasions where this has significantly disrupted the service for others. I'm also going to be paying closer attention to the import requests, and make sure they get done quicker than most currently are. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 06:26, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi. 18:02, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Advertising on my wiki[edit]

The only ad Google is showing on the content pages (not while editing) on s:w:mrtvs: is this low-quality thing:
5) Foods To Never Eat
See the 5 foods you should never eat if you want to lose tummy fat.
Could you apply something that makes the ad targeting better? AOTCP69zhere (talk) 03:34, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Wiki deletions[edit]

I sent a ticket but please delete and Jello chitchat! 02:32, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Yep, I've deleted the wikis and replied to you via osTicket. --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 17:51, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
Sweet, thanks Ashley! Jello chitchat! 23:21, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Last message[edit]

Um, I don't know what any problem there is for me to deal with. The complaints I saw had to do with people not liking the Bad Webcomics Wiki to begin with, e. g. "How dare you trash-talk my webcomic!" Or am I missing something? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Long Tom (talkcontribs) 04:11 January 16, 2017. Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

Hi Long Tom, thanks for your swift reply! I'll have to admit I didn't look too closely at the reported problems, just took a look at the total amount of them reported from the Bad Webcomics Wiki. On s:w:badwebcomicswiki:Special:ProblemReports you'll see a list of those problems. By clicking on the little magnifying glass icon in the "Problem ID" column you can expand each entry to show what the user who submitted the problem report wrote.
Then on the rightmost column, titled "Actions", you can choose what action to take. Clicking on the green "OK" button marks the report as fixed; clicking on the red X marks the problem as "closed" (sounds like this is what you'll be wanting for most of these issues); clicking on the warning icon marks the report as "needs ShoutWiki staff help" (for software bugs and other such things not directly related to your wiki's content); the default state is "pending", which is represented by the rightmost green arrow icon.
Based on a quick glance at the reports, some have probably been fixed (related to old vandalism/spam), some content-related ones might require attention from an experienced contributor of the wiki (#184?) and some appear to be outright junk, but I'll let you be the judge of that.
Again, thank you for such a swift reply and let me know if you need any assistance, whether it's with this or any other ShoutWiki-related matter! :-) --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 04:55, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Delete one of my wikis[edit]

Hi! Can you delete this wiki created by me, please? İťs empty and inactive, and since İ’m its founder, İ request you its deletion. Thanks in advance! --İsmael Miralles (talk) 6:2, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

This is now done, sorry about the delay! --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 17:35, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Application for deletion of wiki[edit]

Hello. It is Toyotaro.

I am applying for deletion of a certain wiki. Please click this shout wiki,メインページ
Personal information of other people is written without permission in this wiki. This is a thing that severely violates human rights. And slander with others is also listed. This should be deleted immediately. Thank you. --Toyotarou (talk) 15:30, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Toyotarou, thank you for bringing this into our attention. We'll look into this matter shortly. --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 14:30, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Semantic MediaWiki[edit]

Hi Jack,

I've recently sent two emails to ShoutWiki requesting the Semantic MediaWiki extension to be enabled on but both messages have been blocked by the spam filter. I have tried using my email client to manually email the support address but I'm not sure whether or not it got through since, unlike when using the contact form, you don't receive any email in return.

Just in case it hasn't, please could you enable Semantic MediaWiki on the Casualty Wiki? Thank you in advance. Schr00dinger (talk) 14:58, 14 February 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Hello! Administrator and bureaucrat of this wiki disabled his account. And now nobody can get administrator and bureaucrat rights. Can you give me administrator and bureaucrat rights in this project, that I will protect from vandalism? --Evgonymous (talk) 00:50, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

The Wiki[edit]

Hello there everyone, My name is Freezeblade7997. I am here to discuss my problem with this wiki. You may also know me as SOMBRASUPPORTER2000

My problem with this wiki is your community, reviews and how you treat fandoms. I know you guys probably have a normal or a stressed life and wants things done, but this is not how you do it. Directly insulting fans of anime or furries shows that you all don`t care what happens aslong as you get all the laughs...until you get laughed at.

For an wiki that "Promotes mocking webcomics and insulting fandoms to a pretty big degree" You all seem to be sore losers. Whenever someone has an opinion on doesn`t like something, you guys attacked immediately and even ban users. The worst part of all of this is that, most of your users don`t care at all whatever happens and will directly insult whoever JUST by what fandom they are or what they like...a new low.

I tried to remove some of these reviews because they were complete BS (Twokinds review for particular, haven`t you checked on how most of these people view this great webcomic?) No, because you`re all more interested in roasting and insulting viewers, artists and

I`m not trying to say all of you are jerks or something, I know for sure some of you are good, even great people...but my one request is to more nicer against other artists, they have lives, they are putting time and effort into these things (Ok some are garbage, like Angel Warrior, Billy the HEretic and the milk goddess) But still, don`t discriminate them just cause they have furry elements or an anime artstyle because that`s not only stupid and you`re directing to a fandom, but you`re also showing that you call it bad, even awful JUST because of these elements.

I hope you understand that i`m not trying to insult this wiki with this message, this is just my own personal opinion of it, I hope you understand of my problems and to improve on them.

Thank you for reading


I will not attack this wiki anymore after this message. I promise.

New to ShoutWiki, need to know how to color the Nimbus skin[edit]

I have prior experience in creating and editing wikis, but I want my private wiki to have a good color scheme. The CSS tutorials from what I've seen are a bit overwhelming. Is there any way I can see what I'm doing so I can get the right color scheme for my wiki?--CyberneticCupcake (talk) 18:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Embed Facebook and Twitter videos?[edit]

Is there a way to embed Facebook or Twitter videos? For example; embedding these cannabis march videos into the Cannabis Wiki:

Cape Town, South Africa. Videos of Global Cannabis March. May 6, 2017:

Help:YouTube does not list Facebook or Twitter videos. I know you worked on that extension. Thanks. --Timeshifter (talk) 16:09, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Deleting a Wiki[edit]

Hey, Jack.

I've just created an account and I'm using it for the first time. I created a Wiki as an test and all I need is to delete it. Can you help me? Not delete the page, but the Wiki itself in my control panel. Is it possible? I haven't found any delete button whatsoever.


What the **** are you doing with the servers?[edit]

Because ShoutwikiHub is the only wiki that works for me. The other ones are redirecting to a 503 error page that looks like something from the early days of the Internet, when it was just a few computers connected together in a building in Switzerland. AOTCP69zhere (talk) 22:40, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

This. You must have gotten slightly unlucky with your place in the alphabet. --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 22:52, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of[edit]

Greetings. How do I go by totally getting rid of (deleting) our Wiki? It is out of date an no longer used but do not want the data out there anymore at all. Most pages are older and mass delete function does not work, as it does only for new pages, which of course we havent entered any in while. We just want to have it blown away altogether and does not need to be backed up. If you can just delete it on your end that is authorized and I ask that you or team do so. Thank you for your time! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lance.hawman (talkcontribs) 15:11, 9 October 2017‎. Please sign your posts with --~~~~!

Hi Lance, I've deleted the wiki you mentioned. (Wiki deletion is currently a staff-only feature, but you can get rid of a wiki you've created by getting in touch with us.) Thank you for using ShoutWiki and we hope you'll create another wiki (or a few) in the future. :-) --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 15:53, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Change the URL of one of my wikis[edit]

Hello, Jack Phoenix! As a staff member, can you change the URL of the wiki to, just removing the language prefix “ro.”, please? Thanks in advance! --İsmael Miralles (talk) 22:42, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay, we've now resolved this (as per your support ticket). --Lewis Cawte (talk) ShoutWiki Staff 12:29, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Import Wiki Info[edit]


Since I'm not able to, may you import some of the information from my previous wiki for me? I can send you the file.--TheGrandCaesar (talk) 18:07, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Help me![edit]

Hello. I can not create a new wiki for myself. When I open the Special:CreateWiki page, I will encounter a blank page. Please help me. پدیا (talk) 06:34, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi there, and I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with the wiki creation wizard! What skin, browser and operating system are you using when you're encoutering the issue? (You can visit Special:MyInfo to find out your current skin, browser and operating system.) We've tested our wiki creation wizard with some of the most common browsers and operating systems and it's working fine in those — make sure you're using the latest version of your browser with all the updates installed! --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 20:36, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello. My Skin is Cologneblue and My operating system is Java. I use OperaMini 4.22. can you help me? Pedia (talk) 06:42, 13 January 2018 (UTC) Java's... not a os.--Odiswhips (talk) 13:45, 22 November 2018 (UTC)


A spam page you deleted recently on a wiki resurfaced. s:w:harrypotter:User: is the page. Thank you for cleaning that up by the way --Sau226 (talk) 22:20, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Restrict the edition on my wiki[edit]

Hi, Jack Phoenix! On this wiki, founded by me, can you restrict the edition to invited users, please? İ want anyone to be able to read the wiki, but only invited users can edit. İ sent a mail via Special:Contact a week ago, but no one responded. This wiki is being constantly spammed, so please do it as soon as possible. Thanks! --Josep Maria Roca Peña (talk) 15:12, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Please, İ insist, do it as soon as possible, the wiki is still being spammed! --Josep Maria Roca Peña (talk) 17:6, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
İs there someone around? My wiki doesn’t stop being spammed! Can you please help me restricting the edition on my wiki as İ asked two monhts ago? --Josep Maria Roca Peña (talk) 15:0, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Swedish translations[edit]

Hello there I can add translations to Swedish to Interface Messages Wiki. I'm an admin on a shoutwiki. [1] --Raltseye (talk) 08:36, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi Jack. can I edit LocalSettings.php file of my wiki? and upload extension or skins? Pedia (talk)

How to enabled case-sensitive on my wiki.[edit]

(I bad at English sorry) I just want my wiki ( have case-sensitive because capital letter can have another meaning. How to do it I just don't know xd --Pastelite (talk) 03:54, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Latex equation stops working[edit]

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!

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


  • Hi, you can open create a wiki exceed 5 wikis?--Msnhinet8 (talk) 04:46, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


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 --~~~~!

Importing Pages from Mediawiki[edit]

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 --~~~~!