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I think we should install Flow here.-- 10:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid I'm against it. From what I understand, it's still in alpha testing and the page on it on recommends against using it on a production site at this time. GethN7 (talk) 04:07, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I'm sure we will enable it eventually, but not right now :) ·addshore· talk to me! 15:16, 2 April 2015 (BST)
Currently the Flow extension is marked as beta and the developers recommend "to discuss before installing". I'm using Flow regularly at Catalan Wikipedia (where it powers several forum-like pages and a whole namespace) and it is a joy to use. If you are looking for use cases, spiralwiki would happily request it.--QuimGil (talk) 22:03, 24 July 2015 (BST)

namespace - magicwords

Hello, I am using subpages to simulate a multilingual wiki. I would like to provide links from subpages to the main page.

Eg. hello/de and hello/it will have a link to hello.

I seem to get the same result for {{BASEPAGENAME}} and {{PAGENAME}} in my subpages.

This help page about page names says that magic words only work in namespaces that have subpages enabled.

Is bibbia2000 wiki subpage enabled? How can I discover if it is? Any suggestions or workarounds?

thanks, --Simonpa71 (talk) 21:53, 16 September 2014 (BST)

Hi! The list of namespaces that have subpages enabled are set in the $wgNamespacesWithSubpages config variable. Our currently deployed settings can be found on github specifically here. bibbia2000 wiki currently has the defaults for this setting, the default can be seen here, so most namespaces have subpages enabled! I hope this helps @Simonpa71:, sorry for the super late reply here.. ·addshore· talk to me! 14:46, 4 April 2015 (BST)


Hi all! I just wanted to get some opinions on Forum:Index. Do people find it useful or should we just use this page instead? It seems we have a lot of duplicate places to post / talk about similar stuff... ·addshore· talk to me! 14:42, 4 April 2015 (BST)

How Do I Allow Viewing By Anonymous Users?

I have set up a wiki called squaredanceideas. If I give someone the link they can view the main page. But they can't follow any links, they get a permission error. However, it seems an anonymous user can actually edit the main page. How can I set it up so that anonymous (i.e. non-logged-in people) can view all the pages but edit none of them? -- Proceeding unsigned comment by User:Brainstorm, signed by User:NDKilla

You can go to Request features and ask for your wiki to have anonymous editing disabled, but made not-private, which I believe it currently is. I believe that anon editing main page is an issue for ALL private wikis (see below), and I recently tested it on another wiki. (I believe my IP is still there x.x) NDKilla (talk) 14:41, 19 May 2015 (BST)
@Addshore:, @Southparkfan:, see Stewards' noticeboard#Global/local account on private wikis. NDKilla (talk) 14:43, 19 May 2015 (BST)


What about a brief note about the name "Orain"? Does it rhyme with "The rain in Spain mainly falls on the plain"? Just curious... :-) --Simonpa71 (talk) 16:09, 22 May 2015 (BST)

Feel free to look at Forum:Where does the name Orain come from? NDKilla (talk) 17:14, 22 May 2015 (BST)

Wikis Inactivity

Hello, I have noticed, looking at different Orain Wikis that a lot of them are inactive, or have never had an edit since their creation. I think instead of having so many inactive Wikis (and links), Orain should say, if there are no edits since creation for a certain amount of time, the wiki get's deleted, and then of course if the user says that next time he will edit, we can create it again. Maybe it's not such a good idea, but I don't think its good to have so many inactive wikis. @NDKilla: What do you think? --Reception123 (talk) 05:19, 28 June 2015 (BST)

We have Dormant wikis, but I'm not sure if it's up-to-date. Wynter (talk) 06:14, 28 June 2015 (BST)
Okay. Seems like this policy is not used, as I have seen Wikis inactive for more than a month and nothing happened. --Reception123 (talk) 06:18, 28 June 2015 (BST)
I believe the policy says 3 months. And feel free to lock/close wikis if you think the fit in the dormant wiki policy. They can always be re opened. We most likely won't be deleting any. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 10:05, 28 June 2015 (BST)
Okay. How could I possibly lock/close wikis withought permissions? Do I just put a notice? --Reception123 (talk) 16:41, 28 June 2015 (BST)
As far as I am aware, dormant wikis is still the prevailing guideline/policy for locking inactive wikis. Reception, you are free to put a notice if you would like and then maybe leave a list here of the wikis that are inactive and someone will go and close them. Thanks for your help! -- Joe G. (Talk) 18:51, 28 June 2015 (BST)
Okay. I will put a notice on the Wiki's, and then wait a few days and then tell them. --Reception123 (talk) 19:38, 28 June 2015 (BST)
I think that we should close them after 7 days, if there is no activity. I will leave a list here. I do not understand why for some wikis (not private) i cannot see the RecentChanges. Could you please tell me why this is happening?

(reset indent) @Reception123: what wiki's cant you view the Recent Changes on? Also wiki-creators can close wiki's by adding the 'closed' tag to the wiki on the database list ("|closed" to the end of the line) when the database list gets read the wiki will be closed

Okay. I will just leave them for 7 days and then close them. Reception123 (talk) 06:19, 29 June 2015 (BST)

EGC Orain



I believe @Arcane: had a script that checked for wiki inactivity that he used and posted on SPF's talkpage a while back. Not sure if it still works, but it might be worth checking into versus checking every wiki manually. -- Joe G. (Talk) 01:54, 29 June 2015 (BST)

how can i get allotted wiki's admin?

i want to administer my wiki, but i dont have administrator.

My wiki Nickname is 'ㅇㄹㄹ' and My wiki is ''.

First of all, login and you should have it. It is technically impossible to make an IP address an administrator. If you log into the account you requested the wiki with and you still don't have it, leave a note on Stewards' noticeboard and someone will give you administrator. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 10:53, 13 July 2015 (BST)


What is the difference between Orain and Oreo? They look the same to me. --1108-Kiju (talk) 00:45, 2 April 2024 (UTC)

One has a delicious creamy center! Globe (talk) 00:55, 2 April 2024 (UTC)

Now that it's the 2nd...

Where do we go from here? Tali64³ (talk) 01:12, 2 April 2024 (UTC)