User talk:cyberpower678

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Why was I autopatrolled?--Tyreek (talk) 04:27, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

@User:Tyreek Your edit's will be automatically marked as patrolled. No one needs to patrol it. Generally it is given to trusted users :)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 12:54, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Ah, Danke. :D--Tyreek (talk) 14:13, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Bitte schoen.Cyberpower678 (talk) 14:21, 12 January 2014 (UTC)


Testing my imported signature.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:41, 22 January 2014 (UTC)


If you are not busy, and you have some time, can you fix this template? Thanks. —레비ReviDCM 15:23, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Yea. I'll look into to it when I get the chance.—cyberpower ChatOnline 16:17, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Forgot admin owner!


Click here:

TCPS100 (talk) 11:03, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

You're asking the wrong user. I'm no steward.—cyberpower ChatOnline 15:51, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Orain Site Update #1

This can be called the official first monthly site update hence the #1 so; let's get on to what has happened during the month of July!


During July, Orain added two new servers to the cluster, there were two incidents and one long term fix.

  • prod5 was added as an additional webserver which we plan to use to help distribute the load of web requests and as a fail-over so if prod4 fails, we can continue to provide you all with your wikis.
  • prod6 was added and is still in the setting up stage. It is planned to take over the role of prod1, a server we are planning to decommission eventually.
  • We had a small security issue regarding ElasticSearch on our prod3 server. No unauthorized access to the data stored on the server was seen and the server has since been made more secure. As a security precaution, ElasticSearch was removed from the cluster and wikis were defaulted back to MediaWiki search.
  • From July 30th to August 1st; there were issues with out going MediaWiki mail. This has since been resolved however incoming mail to all addresses are still not functioning as of August 3rd.
  • A long-term issue with images was resolved on July 15th.
New Features
  • A wikicreator group was added to metawiki so community users can handle new wiki requests which is one step into delegating new roles and responsibilities to the community. Wikicreators are chosen by system administrators using their discretion.
  • Cyberpower678's tool was given access to some database tables on public wikis. As a result the UserAnalysis tool works on all public Orain wikis.
  • UrlShortener was enabled on all Orain wikis to allow shorter URLs to be used. Currently URLs follow the form of 'https://$$id'. If wikis want to use a shorten URL of their choice; please make a request to the system administrators.
  • Private wikis may now (on request) use image authorization for their wikis. This means images are made web-inaccessible as to preserve the security of images uploads while still being accessed by users with 'read' access to your wiki.
  • Orain now allows the use of OAuth. Please see the OAuth page on MediaWiki for more details. OAuth requests can be made on any wiki and will be approved by a system administrator on metawiki.

On behalf of the Orain staff, John 17:35, 3 August 2014 (BST)

Orain Site Update #2

This is an update of all technical changes and issues during the month of August.

Technical Changes
  • prod1 was removed from active maintenance on August 6th and removed from the cluster a week later.
  • Orain migrated from RamNode to DigitalOcean. The work began on August 17th
  • We moved away from Memcached to Redis for session and general caching on all Orain servers.
  • We added prod7 to the cluster during the migration. It is responsible for Redis and static content hosting.
Technical Issues
  • The job queue did not run any job for 4 days as a result of permissions errors with Redis. We have rolled back to using the database for this for now.
  • All wikis experienced database issues shortly after the migration as a result of MariaDB cache taking up excessive disk space. To fix this in the long term, prod5 was recycled as a new database server.
  • For an hour on the 25th of August, users occasionally got caching errors and log in issues as a result of Redis taking up excessive disk space.

On behalf of Orain staff, John (talk) 22:03, 6 September 2014 (BST)

Orain's FIRST donation drive!!

As many of you may have seen, Orain has been undergoing some significant changes. To be frank, we've outgrown our current home. With 288 communities, 1,000+ users, and sites like All The Tropes growing daily - we're beginning to look at the long term future of the project. With current funding levels, we can last four more months after we upgrade to some new servers. Our last server change wasn't that long ago, yes, but it was done to improve the overall stability and functionality of the site.

We've launched an Indegogo campaign to raise $5,000 to accomplish a couple of things:

  • We would be able to move to a stable, secure, short to mid term server that has the capability to not only host us now but continue hosting us even if we grow significantly
  • Begin the process of investigating solutions that include us purchasing our own private servers
  • Begin working on expanding our current abilities and addressing some of our limitations
  • Developing some extensions, widgets, and potentially a mobile application to improve the end-user experience
  • .. and finally being reaching out to other mid to large size communities and bring them into the Orain family.

To increase the likelihood of donations we've included some incentives that we'd love to send out including t-shirts, hoodies, blankets, and some new userrights - Donor and VIP which will come with their own individual perks.

We appreciate your generosity and look forward on continuing to offer a fun, free, collaborative community for all to enjoy.

For the staff -- Dusti 08:01, 5 January 2015 (GMT)

My apologies on sending this out again, the first messages had an error

Can I ask you for $1?

We're 9 days into our 30 day campaign, and we've raised $537. That's fantastic! The idea of Orain, our message, our purpose - it means something. The belief that there can be a community led, a community ran, and a community funded website that's not ad-driven or profit based works.

Our community has believed in us from the beginning, and I firmly believe that our community will stand by us and continue to support us. It's okay if we don't reach our $5,000 goal. $5,000 was a best case scenario. $1,000 enables us to stay online another year. It enables us to keep looking at alternatives and other ways to stay online and cut costs. $500 halves that time and shortens our research ability. 11% of our goal is better than 0% of our goal.

I've made a pledge from the beginning. I've vowed to never force ads on this community for the purpose of keeping Orain alive. Ads are what separate us from the other farms we compete with. I will give my personal funds before I enable ads by force. Ads are a nuisance that you should have a voice in. We've toyed with and are developing the idea of individual wikis who want ads within their community. Some people can't donate a dollar, and that's okay. That's their way of giving and I'm down for that.

To the backers who have helped so far, Thank you!

If you haven't had a chance to donate so far, please please do. Your $1 will help make a difference in the WikiFarm world. You can help us stay online, free, and ad free.

If you have a little more than a dollar and want an Orain t-shirt, we've got those. We've also got hoodies, coffee cups, and blankets. Most of these things will have to be purchased in bulk so there's likely going to be an online store for the leftover donation drive items once the campaign is over.

As always, I want to hear from you. If you have ideas to help our Indiegogo campaign please send them to me or email me.

With love,
Dustin "Dusti" Muniz
03:01, 14 January 2015 (GMT)

Site news for January!

Hi there! It's been a wild ride over the last few days!!

We went from being dead in a couple of months to being certain of the next couple years to come! We're sitting at $2,100 in our Indiegogo fundraiser, just shy of 50% of our goal. Those of you who have contributed to the cause, I cannot tell you how blessed I feel. To know that the project I helped Kudu create a couple years ago is providing a service that is helping and impacting others makes me feel great.

If there's anything else you're able to give, it'd be greatly appreciated. We don't receive any other funds. We don't receive anything from advertising. We don't have corporate sponsors or government grants. We don't have staff who get paid. We survive because you want us to. Your generosity has ensured that at least for the next couple of years we'll be alive, online, and free. We'll probably have to do another donation drive in a couple of years, but that's the art of being community funded and supported.

With just a couple days left in the campaign, I urge you, if you haven't yet, to enter one of our running contests to win some free Orain gear. We have one via our Facebook page - all you have to do is enter! Also, any person donating $5 or more is entered into a chance to win some free Orain gear too!

Since this campaign has started we've started looking at what we can do to maximize the longevity of your contributions. We've began looking at the benefits of physical servers versus virtual servers and the overall structure and foundation of our setup. This month we welcomed Tanner to our Sysadmin team. Tanner has volunteered with Mozilla for the last couple of years and is a great asset to the Sysadmin team. Tanner will be teaming up with Addshore to lead our Sysadmin team. We also welcomed FastLizard4 from the Wikipedia Account Creations Team. FL4 is one of the roots for the ACC interface and brings a lot of knowledge to the technical team.

We've recently been challenged on the content that we allow to be hosted. Our staff stood firmly by our communities and made it clear that we support your freedom of speech. Over the next few days and weeks we're going to be updating some of our policies regarding wikis and the content they host to ensure that we have something we can point to when disputes and complaints like these come up. We want to ensure that we're giving our community the best while complying with local and federal laws. A wonderful quote that brings this theory home comes from Voltaire:

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

For the staff, OrainMessenger (talk) 09:01, 30 January 2015 (GMT)


Thanks for the creation of Wikimaen! / Merci!

Your welcome.—cyberpower OnlineBe my Valentine 20:16, 14 February 2015 (GMT)


Thanks so much! It's not load for me however at: It's just saying server difficulties or something.

I apologize for this but it seems I made a naming hiccup for your wiki so the URL is actually .—cyberpower ChatOnline 15:52, 15 February 2015 (GMT)

Not an issue at all! Thanks so much! Just another note, I also don't seem to have uploading abilities for images?

Are you getting an error message? I seem to be able to access the upload interface.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:03, 15 February 2015 (GMT) suggests that you should have the capabilities of uploading to your wiki.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:06, 15 February 2015 (GMT)

Yeah, it brings up a permission error.

Can you be more specific? Can you copy and paste the exact message?—cyberpower ChatOnline 20:20, 15 February 2015 (GMT)
Try it now. It looks like you were missing your permissions that should've been given to you when the wiki was created. We're still working on refining the Wiki creation process.—cyberpower ChatOnline 22:39, 15 February 2015 (GMT)


Hello! I read, that "Upload file" function should be found on the sidebar under the tools. Though, on my wiki: caosbay.orain, such thing does not exist. Am I allowed to add it myself or you should add it? Also, I do have a question... How many files a wiki can have? Like pictures. I mean... is there a limit of MGB? We do not plan to have many, but would be great to know. Thank you a lot!

Sorry I had a misconception on what closed wikis were. Unfortunately closed wikis are publicly viewable, but are locked from editing. I have unlocked the wiki. This however allows everyone to edit including IPs. You can however Request modifications be made to your wiki accordingly. There other members of Orain will make the necessary adjustments.—cyberpower ChatOffline 18:35, 18 February 2015 (GMT)


One more question! I can't edit sidebar, even if I am a staffer. Is that alright?

What do you mean by edit the sidebar?—cyberpower ChatOffline 18:36, 18 February 2015 (GMT)

Ah! Everything is alright now, when you allowed to edit the wiki! Thanks!

I want to a wiki logo change.

Either change the wiki logo in any way? --MINT (talk) 02:29, 26 February 2015 (GMT)

You can request your logo be changed to a different image here.—cyberpower ChatOnline 02:36, 26 February 2015 (GMT)

I have a question

How do become Autoconfirmed users? --MINT (talk) 02:01, 28 February 2015 (GMT)

Four days on the wiki and ten edits at least and you'll automatically get the right. Tau Ceti (talk) 02:42, 28 February 2015 (GMT)
Many Thanks! --MINT163 (talk) 03:30, 28 February 2015 (GMT)

user rights on the profesorskiplenum wiki

Hi, thanks for accepting my wiki request.

I have an issue with access to the wiki.

You have notified me that I should automatically gain administrator and bureaucrat rights, but this has not happened. I cannot even login directly to the, the system does not recognize me. If I login first to, I am recognized by the system and it shows that I have logged in. Then when I try to open, I am informed that I do not have any rights, and I can not open any page, nor even the Special Pages.

Maybe I am doing something the wrong way.

Hello, this may be a wiki creation issue. Maybe C678 forgot to grant you local rights, which is usually part of creating a wiki. Tau Ceti (talk) 07:14, 14 March 2015 (GMT)
I didn't forget anything. This is clearly a software issue. I've been quietly trying to find someone to fix it. Unfortunately no luck.—cyberpower ChatOnline 12:05, 14 March 2015 (GMT)
 Fixed You should have the necessary rights now.—cyberpower ChatOnline 12:19, 14 March 2015 (GMT)


Thanks for setting up the Wiki!

You're welcome.—cyberpower ChatOnline 14:22, 18 March 2015 (GMT)

Meme Wiki

Will it have i18n extension by default or should I request it through Request features. Tau Ceti (talk) 22:23, 14 March 2015 (GMT) (tau ceti)

i18n is an inherent feature of MediaWiki. You can't have a wiki without it. So yes it is on by default. All you need is multiple language versions of the same page on your wiki and other language users can read in its respective language.—cyberpower ChatOnline 22:50, 14 March 2015 (GMT)
So about the 'Translate' extension to translate pages in the manner of the meta wiki - I would appreciate that too. Tau Ceti (talk) 08:04, 15 March 2015 (GMT)
Fill out a request at Request Features. They can help you better than I can.—cyberpower ChatOnline 14:18, 18 March 2015 (GMT)

Domain URL

Hi Cyberpower678,

Thanks for setting up the Permanent Future Lab Wiki :-) We really appreciate your help.

I looked at the Orain wiki pages to find documentation about how to use your own domain name, but couldn't find the information about this. Can you explain me how to configure this? Do I have to point the DNS of the domain somewhere, or the CNAME record of to the Orion server?

Best, Jurjen

I'm not all too experienced with that but the people over at Request Features can point you in the right direction. Even better, User talk:Southparkfan can help you even better. Ask him.—cyberpower ChatOnline 14:17, 18 March 2015 (GMT)


Per this diff notice that your signature was breaking the Discussion closed template. Please be sure to close all html tags in your signature. If you need more room for your signature, put the entire text in a page like User:Cyberpower678/signature and then transclude that page in your signature.

If this is already fixed in your signature you can ignore this, I just noticed the meta page was messed up though. Cheers, NDKilla (talk) 14:42, 25 May 2015 (BST)