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Creating a skin?

I request a feature be set up on ALL wikis: Special:CreateSkin

Allows an Admin on the wiki to create a new skin to customize much of the wiki's look and feel. They decide on the name for their skin, and are directed to a page where they can write the CSS, JavaScript, etc. that customizes it.

Emilyr25 (talk) 22:13, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Emily, thanks for your suggestion. I don't think that creating a skin from scratch is something that's done often enough for it to warrant the development of an extension. If anyone creates a new skin, they're more than welcome to request that we (manually) add it to the site. Kudu (talk) 22:26, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Declined per the reasoning above. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:24, 26 August 2013 (UTC)


Variables and SyntaxHighlight

Could you please globally add a couple of very useful extensions? These are mw:Extension:Variables and mw:Extension:SyntaxHighlight. Beyond being necessary for my bot, the former is a required dependency for a lot of other common templates, as it provides the missing ability to define and use local variables. AugurNZ (talk) 02:38, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

I support both being added globally, especially the second extension, as it would be especially useful for my wiki, and it would be useful for anyone wanting to submit coding additions to Orain wiki style sheets or JS files. I have used both extensions, and they are quite stable and worth adding for a multitude of purposes. Arcane (talk) 03:36, 20 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
Support --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 16:29, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
I'd like to start setting up the pages for my bot No8WiredBot here on Orain, similar to the pages that support my test bot AbotTOIR. I mentioned on IRC that I intend to make a bigger and better bot here, but I'm going to need some tools to do that, particularly the Variables extension. Any idea if/when this is likely to happen? AugurNZ 09:58, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Approved A sysadmin may add the values in a push. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:23, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Any idea when this is going to happen? I don't mean to be pushy(pun intended) but my creativity is being stifled without the Variables extension. Much of what I do relies on the {{#switch}} parser function. From there I tend to use a named variable, particularly when simplifying overly-complex templates. And I love to template things :-) AugurNZ 19:39, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
 Done Addshore (talk) 08:29, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Global (2)

mw:Extension:Interwiki with $wgInterwikiViewOnly = True -- to view the Interwiki table. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 16:29, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Support This is something I use a lot. Maybe the Special:SiteMatrix pages could be included in it as well? AugurNZ 19:42, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Approved A sysadmin may add this value globally. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:23, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done Addshore (talk) 08:56, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
This isn't very useful right now since the Interwiki extension only displays interlanguage links on our site, of which there are currently none. Kudu (talk) 23:31, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm finding on the BotWiki that this extension is only returning the error message Error: The interwiki table is empty, or something else went wrong. Do I need to populate this myself, similar to the Gadgets issue below, or is this table populated at a global level by the Orain Stewards? AugurNZ 04:09, 2 September 2013 (EDT)
Same as TrainWiki too. and I am not sure, when my talk page changed, mail hasn't arrived. 레비ReviDiscussWMF wikis 04:14, 2 September 2013 (EDT)
To clarify what I said before, interwiki links are set globally at Special:Interwiki. On local wikis, Special:Interwiki is for interlanguage links. Kudu (talk) 23:29, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Labeled Section Transclusion

Would it be possible to add the Labeled Section Transclusion extension globally to all Orain wikis? This extension is extremely useful, allowing you to name and individually transcluded parts of a page into another page. This gives greater flexibility than any other inclusion control device, such as <noinclude>, <includeonly>, or even <onlyinclude>. Even if it isn't approved as a new global extension for all Orain wikis, please consider installing it at least on BotWiki. Thanks. AugurNZ 20:07, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done for botwiki only (also I added a name to the site) Addshore (talk) 08:50, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


Custom Namespaces

Could someone please add some custom namespaces to BotWiki. I would like to add the following custom namespaces...

  • Bot:
  • Bot_talk:
  • Script:
  • Script_talk:
  • Framework: (possibly as an alias of the predefined Project: namespace)
  • Framework_talk: (possibly as an alias of the predefined Project_talk: namespace)

I have no preferences for the other index numbers. AugurNZ 06:56, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Approved: A sysadmin should add the following in a push:

$wgExtraNamespaces[500] = "Bot"; $wgExtraNamespaces[501] = "Bot_talk"; $wgExtraNamespaces[502] = "Script"; $wgExtraNamespaces[503] = "Script_talk"; $wgExtraNamespaces[504] = "Framework"; $wgExtraNamespaces[505] = "Framework_talk";

Thanks for that. Can I also add Run: and Run_talk: to that list please? One thing I learned from my experiences at The Test Wiki is that my Scripts page didn't actually contain scripts. A script, as will be found in the custom Script: namespace you approved above, is a module of a framework. What I was calling a script previously was actually a "bot run" which implements a particular script or scripts. So this time I'd like to clearly differentiate scripts from runs. Thanks. AugurNZ 19:53, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
push sent Dusti*Let's talk!* 18:21, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
 Done Kudu (talk) 00:23, 30 August 2013 (UTC)


Could someone please enable subpages for BotWiki on the custom namespaces listed in the section above along with the Main namespace, and the following additional namespaces...

  • Category:
  • Category_talk:
  • Template:
  • Template_talk:

This will allow me to, for instance, have a {{Documentation}} template that transcludes in a template's documentation from its /doc subpage. BotWiki really needs subpages to be enabled. I understand from reading the MediaWiki wiki that many namespaces have subpages enabled by default. AugurNZ 01:18, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Approved a sysadmin may add these values to the values immediately above in a push. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:25, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done Kudu (talk) 00:23, 30 August 2013 (UTC)


I think many default features have not yet been configured for BotWiki because of the way it was initially created. When Dusti created this wiki, it was only intended to be used for simple bot testing, and not as a full-blown wiki. Now that I'm trying to use it as a regular wiki, like any other wiki in the Orain wiki farm, I'm finding that there are things missing. For one thing, the $wgSitename is still set to Unconfigured. Could someone please go through and check all the default settings for the BotWiki wiki, against the proposal? Thanks. AugurNZ 02:46, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Approved The $wgSiteName will be set in the next push. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:25, 26 August 2013 (UTC)  Done Dusti*Let's talk!* 18:26, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Pages on the BotWiki that rely on the sitename are still showing as Unconfigured, such as the Community Portal link. I've tried ?action=purge and also ?action=purge&forcelinkupdate but neither seem to help. I've also tried viewing the wiki from a totally different computer, but it stills shows as Unconfigured. AugurNZ 19:27, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
That push hasn't been merged yet - the pull request is still pending. Dusti*Let's talk!* 19:57, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
There's only one thing I can say about that, and it needs to be said with a picture. AugurNZ 22:16, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
 Done Kudu (talk) 00:23, 30 August 2013 (UTC)


Although the Gadgets extension is installed in BotWiki, it doesn't seem to be enabled as I don't have a "Gadgets" tab in my Special:Preferences. Could this be fixed in the next push too please? AugurNZ 19:30, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

You'll actually need to import gadgets - as I did with TestWiki. (See the RC feed). You'll need to create the specific gadgets you wish to have iirc. Dusti*Let's talk!* 09:31, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


I was setting up a reciprocal arrangement with MediaWikiTesters when I came across the Tabber extension (I can see this arrangement is going to be beneficial for me, learning about cool things like the Tabber extension). Could Tabber be added to the BotWiki during the next push please? It's not urgent, so just whenever the next push happens will be fine. Thanks. AugurNZ 17:30, 2 September 2013 (EDT)

Not done for now. As noted below, the Tabber extension hasn't been cleared for security yet. Kudu (talk) 22:21, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
 Done per below. ·addshore· talk to me! 17:37, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Could someone please change the logo for the BotWiki to the file BotWiki logo.png. Thanks. AugurNZ 20:15, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

 Done, sorry for the delay. Kudu (talk) 22:21, 29 September 2013 (UTC)


Could you please remove the "List of Orain Wikis" and "AbuseFilter" special pages from my wiki? Thanks! Emilyr25 (talk) 04:32, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Declined - Unfortunately, as all wikis are within the network - The list of wikis needs to stay. This helps users find other wikis that may also be of interest to them. Also, as we utilize SSO and CentralAuth - if they click on those links their account is auto-created on the wiki locally, which aids with user interest. AbuseFilter is needed as we have global filters to help filter and prevent spam. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:18, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Comment Box

Can you please install the PostComment extension on Thanks Emilyr25 (talk) 04:40, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

  • On hold A sysadmin will need to review the coding for security issues and stabilization issues. They will comment here after they've reviewed it. Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:28, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
If I may, I'd like to suggest an alternative extension, namely the Comments extension. It offers more features, has been more extensively tested for stability and is much more frequently updated. Arcane (talk) 10:48, 26 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane

I like the Comments box. Please install? Thanks! Emilyr25 (talk)

 Done in {{#sub: 5bcc8df2b7024ca2d778ce9f8b2daa445227b9c0|0|7}}. Kudu (talk) 00:16, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Foodopedia Wiki

Hi again! Could you please remove the captcha for e-mail confirmed users, by adding this code to LocalSettings.php:

    # Skip CAPTCHA for people who have confirmed emails
    $wgGroupPermissions['emailconfirmed']['skipcaptcha'] = true;
    $ceAllowConfirmedEmail = true;

Thanks, and have a great day :) Emilyr25 (talk) 23:55, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done globally in {{#sub: b12fc75988aeb41b8593c805ed824d370b4c163d|0|7}}. Kudu (talk) 23:31, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

MediaWiki Testers Wiki Extensions

I would like to request the following extensions be set up on the MediaWiki Testers Wiki, with included requested variables for the LocalSettings.php file.

  • Admin Links
  • ApiSandbox
  • CategoryTree
    • Would like to have the $wgCategoryTreeMaxChildren variable increased to 10000 (doubt I'll ever it need it that high, mostly for testing purposes)
  • CharInsert
  • CodeEditor
  • CreateBox
     Done Kudu (talk) 00:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Disambiguator
  • DPLforum
  • LiquidThreads
    Doesn't seem to be installed on Special:Version. Arcane (talk) 00:17, 30 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
     Done Kudu (talk) 00:58, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • ImageMap
  • DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)
  • MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle - This bundle of extensions would be useful for my importation of pages from Given it's usefulness, it may be better if implemented globally.
    Babel is  Done globally. ULS and Translate are  Done locally. Clean Changes will be done locally soon, and CLDR, ULS and LocalisationUpdate will be done globally soon. Kudu (talk) 17:46, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • MyVariables
     Done Kudu (talk) 23:59, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Poem
  • Quiz
  • RandomSelection
    Not done. I recommend using Scribunto's math.random instead. Kudu (talk) 23:59, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
    RandomSelection is preferred, both as a non Lua alternative, and because the Lua version is for numbers, not text. Arcane (talk) 00:17, 30 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
     Done, although I'd still recommend the use of a Scribunto-powered template. Kudu (talk) 00:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Replace Text
  • SectionHide (cannot be downloaded from Git/Subversion, will have to get from page)
    If installed, please set
    $wgSectionHideShowtop = 0; //default
    $wgSectionHideShowtop = 1; //default 
     Done Kudu (talk) 00:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
    Doesn't seem to be working properly. Arcane (talk) 23:04, 31 August 2013 (EDT)Arcane
    Works for me. Kudu (talk) 23:17, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
    Working now, seemed to be a page caching issue. Arcane (talk) 23:33, 2 September 2013 (UTC)Arcane
    This extension is causing severe incompatibility with the Header Tabs extension (I confirmed this via testing Header Tabs with and without SectionHide enabled on a localhost wiki), and given the severity of the problem (which you can see here), I request SectionHide be disabled and/or removed due to apparent incompatibilities at this time. Arcane (talk) 04:09, 5 September 2013 (UTC)Arcane
     Done Kudu (talk) 17:32, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  • SkinPerPage
  • Tabber
     Done for Extension:Header Tabs instead, is that good? Kudu (talk) 23:59, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
    Tabber would be extremely preferred. Header Tabs is mostly good for making tabs at the top of a page, whereas Tabber can easily make tabs anywhere on a page and parser tags for tabber can be used as many times as required, while Header Tabs cannot. Also, despite the experimental label the extension has on, I have tested it on MW from 1.19 onwards, and I have found it to be quite stable. Arcane (talk) 00:11, 30 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
     Done. However, before it's ever enabled on anything else than a testing wiki, this extension will have to be updated. Kudu (talk) 00:33, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • TemplateSandbox
  • Vector
  • WikiEditor

Also, in accordance with a suggestion offered by Kudu on the IRC channel, I would like te rename my wiki the MediaWiki Alphatest Wiki, with the URL redirected as appropriate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arcane (talkcontribs) 19:07, 13 August 2013‎

I suggest submitting a pull request for these. Some of them might not be accepted however if they either aren't used on any trusted wikis like Wikimedia or Wikia or mess with global accounts like UserMerge. Kudu (talk) 19:21, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
I understand. almost all of these extensions are used on Wikimedia websites or I have personally tested and found free of outstanding issues, so I'll submit the appropriate pull requests ASAP, but User Merge And Delete is not essential, so any extensions that may interfere with the appropriate function of global accounts I will drop from my list of requests. Arcane (talk) 19:56, 13 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
I submitted a pull request for all extensions available from the Wikimedia Gerrit repository not already included in the Orain fork to be added. The other extensions are either available via Subversion only, as wikicode on, or available via third party downloads, so I was unsure what to do from there. Arcane (talk) 20:27, 13 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
I have to admit I don't know what I'm doing. My attempt to submit the pull request only ended up in doing the exact reverse of what I intended, and it was closed because it was sent to the Wikimedia repository instead of the Orain repository. If I can only get the extensions installed that are already in the Orain repository, I would be satisfied with that. Arcane (talk) 00:00, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
No problem. You may find GitHub's help section to be helpful. Kudu (talk) 00:15, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
I can wait for these extensions to be installed eventually (at least the ones that don't cause problems for Orain at least), but I was wondering if someone could fix my wiki sitename to give the actual sitename instead of "Unconfigured" in the meantime. Also, I actually like the current name for my wiki upon reflection, please ignore the rename request. Arcane (talk) 09:47, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
Sorry, I've now set up the site name. Kudu (talk) 18:21, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
doing all I'm doing all of the above extensions - will update you shortly. Dusti*Let's talk!* 19:27, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks guys, I've been able to start getting my wiki set up thanks to your hard work :). Unfortunately, I just noticed there is no ability to upload files at all, so that needs to be fixed as well. Arcane (talk) 23:33, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
Noted - will fix Dusti*Let's talk!* 23:39, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi Arcane, did you consider using Commons instead? We usually encourage its use since it encourages cooperation between projects. Kudu talk 23:56, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I plan to use Wikimedia Commons extensively, but I wanted to upload a custom site logo for my wiki. Arcane (talk) 01:07, 15 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
You're free to upload it to Commons - let us know the file name and we can set the logo for the wiki. Dusti*Let's talk!* 01:27, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
I understand. I'm still designing my logo, but when it's ready, I'll let you guys know. Arcane (talk) 03:34, 15 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
The logo for my wiki can be found here. Arcane (talk) 23:56, 15 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
Hi Arcane, the logo you submitted has a white background. While we can still set it as the logo for your wiki if you really want to, I strongly recommend making it transparent for aesthetic purposes. Kudu (talk) 14:47, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
I just submitted a transparent version (thanks for pointing that out). Also, I removed several of the extensions from the above list, as they would be nice but for now they aren't needed (and since I asked for quite a bit, I figured I'd be polite and pare the list down to the strict essentials), though the rest of them would be appreciated at your earliest convenience. And finally, what does it mean that LiquidThreads will be "opt-in"? Arcane (talk) 21:24, 16 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
Hi Arcane, I'll only be able to handle these in about 10-12 days, unfortunately. Would you prefer having to enable LQT per-page (opt-in) or have it enabled on all pages by default (opt-out)? I'd recommend opt-in for a testing wiki like yours. Kudu (talk) 22:08, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
I understand, please take all the time you need. As for LQT, I can live with the opt-in option (I only really planned to use it for our site forums and for some pages on MediaWiki discussions), and besides, after having looked up the documentation on, that seems like the best option in any case for my needs. Arcane (talk) 23:12, 16 August 2013 (UTC)Arcane
  • Request removal of Translate and UniversalLanguageSelector extensions. They force me to change filter settings constantly in recent changes to see certain pages, and the wiki will be, primarily, an English language wiki, so I don't foresee any great need for the extensions. Arcane (talk) 02:53, 22 October 2013 (UTC)Arcane

MediaWiki Testers Wiki Subpages

I would like to request subpages be enabled on my wiki, according to the below:

# Enable subpages in the main namespace
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MAIN] = true;
# Enable subpages in the template namespace
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_TEMPLATE] = true;

Arcane (talk) 23:42, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Arcane

Foodopedia Wiki Feature?

Could you please create the interfaceeditor permission for my wiki? People that have the interfaceditor permission are trusted to edit the interface messages in the MediaWiki namespace. thanks! Emilyr25 (talk) 03:45, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Added a github issue: ·addshore· talk to me! 12:05, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Per this sysops should already have this enabled. ·addshore· talk to me! 13:14, 18 October 2013 (UTC)


Hello, first I want to thank you guys for this initiative, but, could you pleas install some features, and change some things:

  • Changes
    • Users
      • User -> Cara-pintada
      • Autoconfirmed user -> Curumim
      • Administrator -> Guerreiro
      • Bureaucrat -> Ancião
        • If these translations of the literal name, it'll change automatically with the language change below. If not, you need to edit MediaWiki:Group-x and MediaWiki:Group-x-member to make the changes, this is something that needs to be changed locally.
Thanks  Done. Guerreiro Wikinambá (talk) 00:29, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
    • Language
      • Change the software language en -> Pt-br
  • Extensions:
    • OAIRepository
    • Oversight
      • Not done Already installed. Oversight, due to it's access to personally identifiable information, is only available to Stewards. Should a wiki gain enough audience to hold local elections, the right may be given locally.
    • TranslationNotifications
    • CharInsert
    • EasyTimeline
    • ImageMap
    • LabeledSectionTransclusion
    • Math
    • ParserFunctions
    • Poem
    • TemplateData
    • WikiHiero
    • PagedTiffHandler
    • PDF Handler
    • TimedMediaHandler
    • VipsScaler
    • AntiBot
    • TorBlock
    • PageImages
    • DataTypes (Versão 0.1 alpha)
    • DataValues (Versão 0.1 alpha)
    • ValueFormatters (Versão 0.1 alpha)
    • ValueParsers (Versão 0.1 alpha)
    • ValueValidators (Versão 0.1 alpha)
    • ValueView (Versão 0.1 alpha)
    • Wikibase
    • Wikibase Client (Versão 0.4 alpha)
    • Wikibase DataModel (Versão 0.5 alpha)
    • WikibaseLib (Versão 0.4 alpha)
    • AccountAudit (Versão 1.0.0)
    • ApiSandbox
    • AssertEdit
    • Campaigns (Versão 0.1.0)
    • CentralNotice (Versão 2.3)
    • CodeEditor
    • CoreEvents (Versão 1.0)
    • Diff (Versão 0.8 alpha)
    • Disambiguator (Versão 1.0)
    • DismissableSiteNotice
    • Echo
    • Education Program (Versão 0.4 alpha)
    • EventLogging (Versão 0.6)
    • FeaturedFeeds
    • GeoData
    • GlobalBlocking
      • Not done this is a global extension ·addshore· talk to me! 17:45, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
      • Not done Already installed globally.
    • GuidedTour (Versão 1)
    • Interwiki
    • Language Names (Versão 4.0.0 (CLDR 23.1))
    • LiquidThreads
    • LocalisationUpdate (Versão 1.0)
    • MobileFrontend
    • MwEmbedSupport (Versão 0.2)
    • MWSearch
    • NavigationTiming (Versão 0.0.1)
    • OpenSearchXml
    • Parsoid (Versão 0.1.0)
    • Quiz
    • Pool Counter Client
    • Score (Versão 0.2)
    • SecurePoll
    • Solarium (Versão 2.4.1)
    • SwiftCloudFiles (Versão 1.7.11-wmf)
    • Thanks (Versão 1.0.0)
    • TitleKey
    • TrustedXFF
    • UniversalLanguageSelector (Versão 2013-06-17)
    • User Daily Contributions (Versão 0.2.0)
    • Vector (Versão 0.3.0)
    • VisualEditor (Versão 0.1.0)
    • WikiEditor (Versão 0.3.1)
    • WikiLove (Versão 1.2)
    • ZeroRatedMobileAccess (Versão 1.1.0)

Thank you again, Guerreiro Wikinambá (talk) 00:05, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Guerreiro. Many of the extensions you requested are technical and are not features: MWSearch, SwiftCloudFiles, TrustedXFF, etc. Please limit your requests to new features; the best way to implement the backend for existing ones is off-topic for this page. Kudu (talk) 20:17, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
I didn't get, you are asking me to create another list, in another place (not specify), to install things that have similar installation?? Guerreiro Wikinambá (talk) 00:29, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
This is the right place to request features, but they should only be features. Kudu (talk) 22:18, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Humm, database error, what's happens?Guerreiro Wikinambá (talk) 06:05, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
According to this logged IRC discussion, there was a slight hiccup with the Orain wikifarm database today, but it looks like it is all sorted out now. Please let us know if you are still experiencing problems with this. AugurNZ 10:33, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately yes, see here. Guerreiro Wikinambá (talk) 06:57, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
I have just resolved this issue! This has been sat here for a week! If something like this happens again someone should really come and ping us on IRC as things can get lost on this page! Or create an issue on github!!!!
 Done ·addshore· talk to me! 09:43, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

For some reason, some pages disappeared, as [1] and most important: [2], could you see that? Guerreiro Wikinambá (talk) 00:52, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Computer Clan Wiki

To whom it may concern:

Can you guys put a rich text editor on my wiki? I don't really like the default one.



I would also like the following custom namespaces:




Inandoutland (talk) 22:24, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Not done wiki is now closed. ·addshore· talk to me! 09:40, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

I would like to get my logo changed for my wiki, as well has have the wiki named(i.e. the tab says "Unconfigured"). The picture is at [[3]] location on The logo is temporary and will be changed again after a few months when I have the time to create a proper logo.

I set up your wiki name. Could you please upload the logo to Wikimedia Commons? Kudu (talk) 22:13, 29 September 2013 (UTC)


I would like for a start to install for me

1)the Semantic Bundle extensions (

2)display external images using only the url

Not done for security reasons. Kudu (talk) 21:56, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

3)widgets extension (

4)quiz extension (

 Done Kudu (talk) 21:56, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

5)Replace Text extension

 Done Kudu (talk) 22:01, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

6)Tabber extension

Not done for now (not security-tested). Kudu (talk) 21:56, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
 Done as it has since been enabled on another wiki but kudu ·addshore· talk to me! 17:29, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you...

(hijacking) While someone is installing the Tabber extension for this wiki, I had requested it some time ago also, for the BotWiki. Thanks. AugurNZ 11:23, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
 Done as it has since been enabled on another wiki but kudu ·addshore· talk to me! 17:29, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Please allow image uploads. Thanks!

 Done by John. Kudu (talk) 22:14, 29 September 2013 (UTC)


I have two requests:

  1. I forgot to make sure that the logo was the correct size. This one is 135x135, which I think is right: [4]
  2. Is it possible either get permission to add new user groups or to have new groups added? I would like to have some pages viewable to only some members.
New logo will be set shortly. For groups, you can add all members to the members group, if necessary you may ask for new rights to be added here but note this is not a CMS so page by page access is not possible. John (talk) 08:01, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Understood. Does that mean that we cannot add something like the Improved Access Control extension: [5]. I have read the page and understand the limitations. However, I think it would suffice for my purposes, if we could have it added. Thanks. --Fiero (talk) 15:24, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok. I guess we will have to work something else out.

Can we add the MobileFrontEnd Extension? [[6]]--Fiero (talk) 06:12, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done ·addshore· talk to me! 17:04, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Encyclopedia National

Hello, we would love to request the feature of uploading pdf files upon the wiki. For some reason it only allows us to upload images and not pdfs or mp3s.--Tyreek (talk) 14:46, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

This will need modification of $wgFileExtensions. This is currently set to ( 'png', 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'ogg' ). We should probably have a small discussion and decide what extra we wish to add. Addshore (talk) 16:57, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
 Done in ·addshore· talk to me! 09:40, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


A visual editor

Hi, it would be great to have a visual editor like VisualEditor. ;) Most of our expected users won't have any wikitext editing experience and for them it will take less effort to start editing with a tool like that. Thank you.--QuimGil (talk) 17:10, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Kudu has said they are still testing it; VisualEditor also is resource intensive and Orain needs to precisely measure the level of strain caused. --Jeff (talk) (contribs) 19:05, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Indeed I also think we should wait a little while longer and potentially improve our infrastructure first :) ·addshore· talk to me! 17:19, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello, could you please change the default logo of WikiConstitució for File:Flag of Catalonia.svg? Thank you!--QuimGil (talk) 17:04, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

 Set though logo size may be an issue with display. John (talk) 21:02, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Please remove the custom logo at . (long story, I will submit an image with the approriate size. Being an svg I thought it would scale automatically). Sorry for the hassle!--QuimGil (talk) 21:17, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Subdomain should point to "Portada"

Currently points to but it should point to instead. We could configure but I guess the rest requires access to the server. Thank you again.--QuimGil (talk) 17:39, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

QuimGil, all you need to do now is to move Main Page to Portada. --Jeff (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, this has been done as well. However, users landing to the homepage after clicking see the ugly "(S'ha redirigit des de: Main Page)". OK, I'll hide it via CSS.--QuimGil (talk) 19:37, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Let's add some memcached daemons

Just to make things sweeter, let's use some Memcached.

Or, let's use Redis. :)

DAEMONS! --Jeff (talk) (contribs) 00:08, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done in ·addshore· talk to me! 09:39, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


Local uploads

Could local uploads be enabled on please? I would normally be quite happy to upload images to Commons, and I'm a keen advocate of Creative Commons licensing. However, for this particular project I think it would be best to keep images local. I'll be generating network maps and images pertinent only to my home LAN which I don't really want to be making public. Any publicly available images, such as images of computer systems and components, I'll try to source through InstantCommons wherever applicable. Thanks. AugurNZ 22:50, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done Earlier. Forgot to update here. John (talk) 20:15, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Meta (or Global)

Hi there! Per a short conversation that I had on the IRC channel with a few users, I think that we should make the wiki request form (and even this one, for that matter) a little easier to use. I've used Semantic MW in conjunction with Semantic Forms in the past, and could design a page to make it more "pretty" and more user friendly.

For that reason, I'd like to request that the following extensions be added:

I would definitely like to see them here, but they may also be useful for other wikis. Up to you guys on how you decide to implement!

Thanks! -- Joe G. (Talk) 21:55, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Actually, if you don't chose to install it globally, please install it on TestWiki, too. I'd like to setup the form there and test it before messing with meta :P. Thanks again -- Joe G. (Talk) 21:57, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Not done per github issue #44 -- Joe G. (Talk) 18:21, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

IW link for the IRC logging bot

Just wondering if we could have an IW link on Orain-Meta (only) for the IRC logging bot? The link would go to // and would take a parameter for the message ID, eg. 7151797. This would then allow a link to be created using something like [[irc:7151797]] which would be easier to type. Alternatively, and less desirably (IMHO) this could be templated instead, giving something like {{irc|7151797}}. I'm happy to create the template myself, but I'd prefer the IW link solution if possible. AugurNZ 10:57, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done. Use the format [[irc:1]] and it should direct to the respected message. John (talk) 21:12, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for that John. AugurNZ 21:42, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


Most users of Keionrail wiki are live in Korea so I'd like to change default timezone to KST(Seoul, Tokyo).

And... For Mobile users, I'd like to install "MobileFrontend" extension at Keionrail wiki. --콩가루 (talk) 14:35, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

I have  Done mobile frontend. We have decided not to change the timezone on any wikis! ·addshore· talk to me! 09:38, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
btw, where is discussion about timezone? --레비ReviDCM 07:38, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
At IRC--콩가루 (talk) 15:02, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

All The Tropes requested features

I request the following features be added for required wiki functionality:

  • Would like the ConfirmEdit captcha settings disabled for regular editors who have made at least 5-10 edits. GethN7 (talk) 19:42, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Local file uploads (with Instant Commons enabled as well)  Done
  • CharInsert  Done
  • CodeEditor  Done
  • CSS extension  Done
  • CreateBox  Done
  • DPLforum  Done
  • DynamicPageList (Wikimedia)  Done
  • MyVariables  Done
  • require_once( "$IP/extensions/Scribunto/Scribunto.php" );  Done
  • $wgScribuntoDefaultEngine = 'luastandalone';  Done
  • $wgScribuntoUseGeSHi = true;  Done
  • $wgScribuntoUseCodeEditor = true;  Done
  • require_once "$IP/extensions/SectionHide/SectionHide.php";  Done
    • $wgSectionHideShowtop = 1; //default  Done
  • RandomSelection  Done
  • SyntaxHighlightGESHI  Done
  • Tabber  Done
# Enable subpages in the main namespace
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MAIN] = true;
# Enable subpages in the template namespace
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_TEMPLATE] = true;


The following extensions and settings

GethN7 (talk) 23:53, 23 October 2013 (UTC)GethN7

Some done now. John (talk) 21:09, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


Please add Namespace aliases.

'사' ==> NS_USER '사토' ==> NS_USER_TALK.

Thanks,--레비ReviDCM 08:38, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done John (talk) 20:51, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


  • Add Namespaces: Projet, Discussion Projet, Portail, Discussion Portail. Done
  • Add skins:
  • Darkvector (not default skin!)
  • Add Extensions:
Would you not prefer UniversalLanguageSelector instead of LanguageSelector? ULS is maintained and current, LS is rather old. ·addshore· talk to me! 09:35, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Okay, ULS is fine. -Benjozork (talk) 02:06, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Debate

Thanks, --Benjozork (talk) 14:11, 19 October 2013 (UTC)


Hey guys, not sure if we have something similar to this installed already (I know bots can do it, but if we can eliminate them/the need for someone to run them when we need something), but if not, it would be nice to have to get messages out to all of Orain (or wiki owners, etc.) quickly. Thoughts? mw:Extension:MassMessage -- Joe G. (Talk) 18:52, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

An alternative, if we want to do just a sitenotice is the wonderful </sarcasm> mw:Extension:CentralNotice. -- Joe G. (Talk) 18:57, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
 Done -- Joe G. (Talk) 18:45, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Keionrail (pending)

Please add Namespace aliases.

'사' ==> NS_USER '사토' ==> NS_USER_TALK.

and... please enable local upload at Keionrail (for only admin if possible).

Thanks.--콩가루 (talk) 13:26, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

 Local upload done for all users. I'm not sure if it's possible to restrict it to only admins using the system available to me, you may have to wait for a system administrator to check on that part of it.  Pending namespaces and restricting local upload to admins only. -- Joe G. (Talk) 14:10, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you!--콩가루 (talk) 14:15, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

And.. I need "ParserFunctions" extension. Add it at Keionrail, please.--콩가루 (talk) 14:33, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

and... http version keionrail wiki has a problem. if possible, please redirct to https site. Thank you.--콩가루 (talk) 12:44, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

It works fine. --콩가루 (talk) 12:46, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Request to install TitleKey extension globally

The TitleKey extension allows for case insensitive searches. Without it, unless the exact name (and proper casing) of a page is typed in, it will go to search results instead of the page in question, which slows down the page search and page retrieval from the database.

I strongly recommend that TitleKey be installed globally across all Orain Wikis to speed up search and page retrieval response time. I have tested it on a localhost using the same wmf build used by Orain and have found it works successfully. GethN7 (talk) 23:25, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

 Done Kudu (talk) 15:44, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Open Source Learning Foundation

Hello! I'd like to request the following extensions for the Open Source Learning Foundation Wiki:

Also, I have a few questions:

  • How can I restrict editing to only registered users over the entire wiki? I thought I could semi-protect Special:Allpages or something, but I can't figure out how to do that.
  • Is there a way to set the default skin for all visitors to my wiki to something other than Vector? Is that something I'll need to ask a Steward for?
  • Is there special markup for links between Orain wikis, or is that just done with the regular markup for off-wiki links?
  • For some reason, my wiki is glitching. About half the time when I save a page after editing, instead of redirecting me back to the page, I'm stuck at the URL "/w/index.php?title=Whatever&action=submit" with the message, "A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software." Do you know if you can fix this for me?

Thank you for your time! Lisa Malins (talk) 03:42, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

DPLforum and registered-user editing are  Done. As for the default skin, you can request the one you'd like here, but we recommend Vector. There is special markup for links to certain Orain wikis, such as m:Request features. You can see these at Special:Interwiki on Meta. Also, please let me know if the glitch keeps happening. Kudu (talk) 18:44, 14 December 2013 (UTC)