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Hi, I'm a staff member on ShoutWiki. We are not about profit. All money we make goes towards further improving ShoutWiki, improving our hardware and software, hopefully paying staff in future etc. Therefore, the table on your main page is wrong. Could you fix it? It would be much better if you didn't jump to conclusions about us. Thank you, Solar Dragon (talk) 09:44, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Apologies, I have corrected this for you. John (talk) 12:32, 13 August 2013 (UTC)


The french translation is completed. :)
I'm hungry, give me other pages to translate!
--Benjozork (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)


According to, they're now on 1.22.1. 22:55, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Done! ·addshore· talk to me! 22:59, 18 January 2014 (UTC)


Whilst I don't dispute Wikia are for profit, using what is essentially an anti-wikia page is hardly a neutral reference regardless of the feelings of the author(s) of thispage. Might I suggest [1] which is used as the reference for enwiki's Wikia article when describing them as for-profit?

Also, Wikia is on 1.19.13 :) 23:36, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Recent Orain Issues

Hello all,

I first want to start by thanking everyone who's remained loyal to the project, and who's been around to assist. Each and every one of you are the reason that this project is so successful, alive, and doing well.

We've recently ran into issues regarding RamNode, where our servers are held. What I didn't realize was that there are currently two (now three) different invoices for RamNode. When a payment reminder was sent, a PayPal transaction was automatically set up to handle such. When another reminder was sent (RamNode sends three), I assumed that the payment simply hadn't been applied yet. This is an oversight on my part, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

We were recently down for two days due to a security breach. Our VPS had been compromised due to a patch not being applied quickly enough, and as such, our VPS had been used to send DoS attacks. We worked with RamNode directly to secure our VPS and ensure that such activity couldn't continue.

I have made myself available, as the Founder of Orain, to the active Stewards who can contact me directly should there be any issues. We just recently renewed our SSL certificate for another year, and will continue to strive to better ourselves, our services, and thus our community.

For the Staff, Dusti*Let's talk!* 15:27, 14 July 2014 (BST)

Nagios and an another third-party SSL checker says that the SSL cert hasn't been renewed yet. Is that true or is it misleading information? Btw, you're back, that's great. Southparkfan (talk) 15:45, 14 July 2014 (BST)
We have the voucher for the cert. - it was secured this morning. It's now just a matter of installing it. Thanks for checking :) Dusti*Let's talk!* 15:46, 14 July 2014 (BST)
I'm going to get around to installing it with in the next hour. John (talk) 16:42, 14 July 2014 (BST)

New Featured Wiki // Translations Needed

Hello all! We now have a new featured Wiki -- All The Tropes! I've updated the English side - so if my multilingual friends could provide translations - that would be awesome :) (I've also updated the main page protection to edit=admin, I'm not sure if that messes with the ability to provide translations or not? Dusti*Let's talk!* 16:39, 30 July 2014 (BST)


I do not see why making a profit is a bad thing. The only problem arises when you mistreat the customers in the process of making a profit; the profit alone doesn't hurt anyone. Not that not making a profit is bad either, mind you. 21:22, 30 August 2014 (BST)

Making a profit is not bad, we're in a few hundred dollars surplus right now to be fair, but when an entity exists as commercial - that is the thing that makes it bad. As the service, as commercial, exists to make optimal money and if it makes a loss, they will do whatever to gain a profit either by forcing something on a user to pay for etc. John (talk) 21:40, 30 August 2014 (BST)

The Trouble with Nginx

I don't know whether this topic should go somewhere else on the Wiki, but I have been having a number of problems with the Nginx server (most of them are 504 gateway timeouts, with a few 403 forbidden's around). Is it a problem with my internet, or with the server itself? Thank you. Tau Ceti (talk) 09:49, 20 October 2014 (BST)


Bonjour, je tien à signaler que mon wiki (et d'autre) on un problème. La page d'accueil est changer, et il est impossible de se connecter. Merci au administrateur de voir le problème. -- 15:20, 9 January 2015 (GMT)

You're hosting a racist, Stormfront wiki was created by Stormfront users and former Metapedia users. should be deleted. I'm unable to submit links as evidence. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 15:15, 19 January 2015 (GMT)

Hi, we do not delete wikis in general but if there are enough reasons to do so, we will. Please email us at staff(at) with as much information as needed. Thanks. Southparkfan (talk) 15:24, 19 January 2015 (GMT)
I've just sent an Email to the staff address. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 20:46, 19 January 2015 (GMT)
Hi Michael. We've received your complaint and have carefully reviewed the content that you've reported. An email has been sent back to you. For the staff, Dusti*Let's talk!* 05:55, 20 January 2015 (GMT)
I've sent a reply (please view the one with "(**edited for typos**)" in its subject heading). This time, my complaint is about libelous content. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 15:14, 20 January 2015 (GMT)

They're claiming that the "Red Holocaust" was a thing and that Ilya Ehrenburg incited genocide against Germans. Inquisitor S., Großmeister des Ordo Malleus 15:51, 20 January 2015 (GMT)

They blocked your account with "security" as the excuse. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 21:16, 20 January 2015 (GMT)
I would like to thank Dusti for his commitment to free speech. Calling something "racist" is not actually a disproof of its truth value or grounds for memory holing. I speak for myself and I'm sure my fellow editors when I say I support entirely factual content and that any concerns in this regard will be addressed. I wish I could say the same for Encyclopedia Dramatica.Mikemikev (talk) 08:16, 22 January 2015 (GMT)

Delete a Wiki

Hi!, we are the owners of the Wiki and we would like to delete that wiki from Orain. What shall we do in order to do that?.

Wiki's can currently be made completely inaccessbable by having the database entry removed from the Database list, but a sysadmin would have to delete the actual wiki files if you required it. You will probably want to contact a sysadmin directly, or leave a notice on the Stewards' noticeboard. Do you mind if I ask why you don't want the wiki hosted on Orain anymore? We've recently fixed issues with the DDoSing. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 21:35, 29 May 2015 (BST)

Edit instead me

If you have permitted editing this page, would you edit the page so that the table beneath the page is displayed in users' interface language? --Kalsava(カルサヴァ) (talk) 07:18, 5 June 2015 (BST)

Just Got Noticed Miraheze Rebranded to Orain

Happy Orain-ing with this new brand everyone!

is this an april fools' day joke

wmg time!! ConnorConnor (talk) 11:39, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

Probably. Tali64³ (talk) 18:24, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

MediaWiki versions

The MediaWiki versions 1.24.x and 1.19.x in main page are both outdated. Could admins replace these with 1.41.x and 1.39.x respectively and maybe loosen protection to allow autoconfirmed users to edit? Silicona (talk) 20:13, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

Probably will never get replaced by 1.41 EmicraftNoob (talk) 18:45, 2 April 2024 (UTC)
I did change. I thought main page is fully protected. Silicona (talk) 20:20, 2 April 2024 (UTC)
@Silicona, You know that this was an April Fools Joke right?
This wiki will remain an inactive wiki. Rodejong (talk) 21:48, 2 April 2024 (UTC)
Could the main page please be edited to make that fact much clearer then? Pppery (talk) 16:00, 30 April 2024 (UTC)
The main page is protected to admins only and there are neither administrators nor bureaucrats, so users can't edit main page unless they start a local election. Agent Isai, which was the founder of Orain Meta, has resigned. Silicona (talk) 09:57, 1 May 2024 (UTC)
I hope the new sitenotice will suffice to clarify, feel free to leave a message on the SR if further action is needed or desired. --raidarr (💬) 01:41, 2 May 2024 (UTC)
That suffices for me. Pppery (talk) 01:45, 3 May 2024 (UTC)
Although should probably redirect here rather than being a broken page. Pppery (talk) 01:47, 3 May 2024 (UTC)