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If you have a question, why i made an edit or take any actions against your edit/thread/summary/etc., please give a link to at least the page, or even better the Diff link, so i can remember and check, what i did. That makes my life easier and you will get your answer faster :) Thanks!


Hi thank you for replying and helping me.

Im sorry I didn't understand... How exactly do I create 2 groups, 1 group can login and NOT edit any files. And another group who can login and EDIT files?

What commands exactly do I need to place in Localsettings.php to achieve that?

Thank you.

Hello! I see that you got help on Project:Support_desk, so i will not answer you here, ok? :)

Dicussion board issueEdit

Hi Can you pelase share the steps to configure the Discussion board, Did not default settings as provided by implementaion steps and did not work.

Now I am getting buton, but not the text area.

Thanks in advance

Hello! I have answered you in Project:Support_desk :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 19:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

About GoogleLoginEdit

Hi. There is a translation question for you on translatewiki:Thread:Support/About_MediaWiki:Googlelogin-form-merge-title/en about your GoogleLogin extension. Cheers /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 10:14, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello André! Thanks for your info :) I don't have an account on with edit rights (just created a new now), so i can't answer there, are you able to copy my answer there? :) -> Linking is much better as merging, yes. From the technical site the user has still an fully standalone wiki account, too. So only the ID's of the Google account and wiki account are linked together. Hope that helps, and thanks for translations! :) -- Thanks Andre, if this is possible :) -- 13:01, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
The above message comes from me :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 13:12, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've set up a patch in gerrit. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 08:32, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 09:08, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Continous RedirectEdit

Hi Florian,

I have setup with Google Login. However, when we try to create a new account, it is going on a continuous loop.

I first get the login page in Google. Once authenticated, it asks for the name of the user. And provides three options. Whatever option is chosen it comes back to the same page again.

Thank you in advance.


Hi! I have tested it locally and it works. Is there no error message when you see the registration page again? I can not test, because the E-Maildomains are restricted :/ --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:09, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi! I can create you an E-Mail in the domain or remove the E-Maildomains restriction. No, there are no error messages. And also strangely it works on my machine. It does not work on any other machine. As in it redirects in every other machines (tested in Mac, Ubuntu, Windows - Firefox and Chrome). Once registered in my machine the other users are able to log in from their machine.
Hmm, so you can create accounts on your pc (with GoogleLogin), but not on other's? I think te easierr way is to allow the domain just for testing. You can always delete all google id's from your database to restrict the access again. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:41, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I can create accounts on my pc with GoogleLogin, but not ono other's. Just added the domain gmail.

This is the pastebin of my configuration, if it of any use.

Hmm, strange :/ I have tested your configuration locally and this works, too. Have you time for an IRC chat? You can find me at #wikimedia-mobile connect or #wikimedia-dev connect or #wikimedia-tech connect, username "FlorianSW", just open a private chat :)

Öhm... a little late, but: Just for information (in case of someone find this discussion). The problem was tracked in bug 69199 and solved in git #a12ac08d. The problem can now be solved with a reload of the extension code. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 21:23, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for translateing and answering my questions on the support desk =)

--RessiX (talk) 21:36, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem, hope it helps you :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 21:44, 3 September 2014 (UTC)


Hello. I note that you deleted this page, which was of course experimental. I would however have appreciated a short note on my talk page just saying why you had done so. Deltahedron (talk) 18:07, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Normally i don't inform, if i delete a test page. For test pages, please use the Sandbox. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 05:22, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
I was not asking what you did or did not do normally. I was suggesting that it would have been courteous to explain why you did it. In this particular case, the page was indeed part of a test made at Talk:Sandbox, discussed here. Deltahedron (talk) 06:45, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
It would be really, really great, if you could note, that this is a test page for flow (e.g. with the link to this special test case) on the page, too. We (Jackmcbarn and me as one of several persons acting here) can not know, that this is a test for a feature in flow, so we delete this page. Nevertheless: I have unprotected the page now. But please made our work easier, by add a notice to test pages :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 07:02, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
It was automagically created by flow there, not manually by Deltahedron, so that was something not to mention. I don't know what I wrote in there (I did so after you deleted it first time), as deleted is deleted and no longer viewable by me, so I can't say for sure if I gave some hint to the origin of that talk page. I don't know whether it's necessary to still have that page, as long as it's remnants and deletion history exist, it should be enough for the sandboxing, methinks. --Sänger S.G (talk) 11:44, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
@Sänger S.G: You wrote, that this is the sandbox, and that's why this page should be stay there :) But the page itself wasn't in the sandbox, and there was no relation to the flow testing. That's why the normal reaction is to delete this page and give a hint to our "real" Sandbox. @Deltahedron: posted some individual text (I wonder what happens if I type in here?), so i think it would be possible to insert a link to the flow thread next time, so we know, why you (or flow) created this page as a test :) In the next step it would be great, if you can add (if you end the test) an SLA to these pages, so we know, we can delete them :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 11:50, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Taking a look at the bug in question, I don't think actually creating the page was necessary to test it, but I've restored it nonetheless. Jackmcbarn (talk) 11:58, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that, much appreciated. Deltahedron (talk) 16:40, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Gerrit helpEdit

Hi please could i have some help the problem is that i seem to have set ref to refs/refs/for/master instead of it being refs/for/master please could i have some help.

Hello! Sorry, but with this i can't really help you. You should ask in wikimedia-dev or some other mediawki related tech stuff irc channel or on Talk:Gerrit/Advanced :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 21:12, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh ok. 21:18, 3 October 2014 (UTC)


  • You've removed here a link to external software that can be useful for many wiki administrators. Many of your possible questions can be solved in the software project documentation and dedicated support forums. --Actiuinformatica (talk) 15:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
@Actiuinformatica: Hello :) Maybe it can be useful for some wiki administrators :) Feel free to add the link to Manual:Combating_spam#External_links. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:37, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Please move backEdit

Please move my question back, I already have it at the extension page. Thank you Mlpearc (open channel) 21:22, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Thanks for the link to the thread :P No, please give a link to the thraed you refer to, this makes it much easier for me to understand what you mean :) I have deleted the second therad now. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 21:24, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
It's not ancient history, you just did it. Mlpearc (open channel) 21:26, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Can you please explain why you moved it ? I have not received an answer at the extension page, so I posted it a the help desk for more to see. Mlpearc (open channel) 21:30, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Normally the users, who can help with problems related to an extension, are watching the extension talk page. So there is no need to post the question twice and (maybe) start two different discussions where no one knows, what was discussed where :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 10:00, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Duplicate postEdit

Hi. I appreciate your recent deletion of one of my messages at the help desk. I request you to kindly help me with a solution to the issue I've posted. --Hindustanilanguage (talk) 17:20, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Sorry, but if i had an answer for you, i would post it :/ --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 08:29, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi again!! I agree with your point. Can you suggest anybody else who could help me? --Hindustanilanguage (talk) 18:23, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but i really can't find the thread, we're talking about, anymore :/ Can you give me a link? --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:32, 26 November 2014 (UTC) --Hindustanilanguage (talk) 19:04, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Ah, ok, no, with this i can't help you and do not know any other one, sorry. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 19:31, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Das chinesische WikiEdit

Hi Florian,

kannst du dir den mal anschauen: Link?

Das Speichern von Seiten dauert da scheinbar sehr lange. Jetzt hat er einen Auszug aus dem Debug-Log gepostet, aber das enthält nicht das, was ich erwartet hatte. Diese Tabelle mit den Prozentzahlen zur Ausührungszeit fehlt. Bekommt er die nicht ausgegeben?

Schönes Wochenende! -- 17:40, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi :) Ich schau's mir mal an. Ich denke, ich weiß schon das Problem. Wenn ich das richtig sehe, ist die Doku zu Profiling nicht aktuell, allerdings steige ich da auch nicht weit genug durch, als das ich diese aktualisieren könnte :) Aber bisher hat es immer gereicht um ein vernünftigen Output zu bekommen :P Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende! --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:03, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Geantwortet :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:13, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello dear Florianschmidtwelzow, can you please grant me the auto patrolller right? i am very familiar with MediaWiki's policies and guidelines and i believe that that will especially be useful to me .Also to mark the new pages create by me as patrolled. Im also autopatroller on meta and frwp.CentralAuth .Best Regard --Grind24 (talk) 21:50, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello!   Done :) happy editing! Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 22:22, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks :) --Grind24 (talk) 07:22, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Technical Barnstar
Thank you for providing the "Ignore any warnings" tick snippet! This is very much appreciated. [[kgh]] (talk) 13:08, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Resource Loader help with skinEdit

Hi you have told me that using script or css directly in the php code is worng and that they should be moved out. I have moved out he css code but I doint know how to move out the .js code. The code I have is

var openDiv, $;
function toggleDiv(divID) {
	$("#" + divID).fadeToggle(150, function() {
		openDiv = $(this).is(':visible') ? divID : null;
$(document).click(function(e) {
	if (!$('#'+openDiv).length) {

function is_touch_device() {
	return !!('ontouchstart' in window);
$(document).ready(function() { 
	if(is_touch_device()) { 
  $('#usermenu > div').toggleClass('no-js js');
  $('#usermenu .js div').hide();
  $('#usermenu .js').click(function(e) {
	$('#usermenu .js div').fadeToggle(150);
  $(document).click(function() {
	if ($('.usermenu .js div').is(':visible')) {
	  $('.usermenu .js div', this).fadeOut(150);

$(function () {
  $('.actionmenu > div').toggleClass('no-js js');
  $('.actionmenu .js div').hide();
  $('.actionmenu .js').click(function(e) {
	$('.actionmenu .js div').fadeToggle(150);
  $(document).click(function() {
	if ($('.actionmenu .js div').is(':visible')) {
	  $('.actionmenu .js div', this).fadeOut(150);

$(function () {
  $('#hamburgerIcon').click(function(e) {
  $('#hamburgerIcon').click(function() {
	if ($('#mw-panel').is(':visible')) {
	  $('#mw-panel', this).fadeOut(150);

$(function () {
if(is_touch_device()) {
  $('#searchbar').click(function(e) {
  $('#searchbar').click(function() {
	if ($('#p-search').is(':visible')) {
	  $('#p-search', this).fadeOut(150);

$(function () {
  $('#editbutton').click(function(e) {
  $('#editbutton').click(function() {
	if ($('#left-navigation').is(':visible')) {
	  $('#left-navigation', this).fadeOut(150);

in a metrolook.js file and this error comes up 'toggleDiv' is undefined

and I also have another script in the php code it is

<script src="<?php echo htmlspecialchars( $this->getSkin()->getSkinStylePath( 'overthrow.js' ) ) ?>"></script>

Please could you help me separate them into the .js file.

Source code is at and 16:14, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi! You shoulw really read the manual for the ResourceLoader and look at example usages in other Extensions. It is definitly the false way to use script-Tags in the Template file :) If you want more help, you should ask in the IRC channel, it's much easier to help there, instead of messages on the talk page. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 16:22, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi I read the manual and looked at other extensions but nothing and where do I go to irc do you have the link please 16:36, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
IRC, the best channel would be #wikimedia-dev connect i think. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 17:04, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Ok thanks for giving link I have found this way it works

$(function () {
  $('img.custom3').click(function(e) {
  $('img.custom3').click(function() {
	if ($('#bartile').is(':visible')) {
	  $('#bartile', this).fadeOut(150);

But it expects me to click the arrow again to turn it off but I carnt since it is behind. I want to re add support for clicking any where to take it off screen please. 20:52, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Nether mind I have now fixed the problem and now works as expected. 11:39, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at mediawiki.orgEdit

Hello. I'm sending this to you, because you've been one of the top 50 users of LQT on over the last 360 days,[1] and I wanted to make sure that you'd seen the announcement at Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at There are links in the topic-summary at the top, for other discussions (wikitech-l and Project:Current_issues), and a link to the planned process and timeline (scheduled to begin April 6, with smaller conversions at first). Please do test Flow out at Talk:Sandbox if you haven't tried it recently, and give any feedback/suggestions/requests at that main discussion location. Much thanks, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 23:40, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Skins not in tarballEdit

I made this edit after discussing on IRC. I was told that the skins were no longer included in the tarball and the docs were out of date.

Now i was shocked for one second :D But i've checked it and downloaded the latest tarball and the skins are still bundled with it: Vector, MonoBook, Modern and CologneBlue. They are just not anymore in the mediawiki/core git repository, that's a different to the tarballs. If you download the tarball via the links of Download, you get a bundled version with mediawiki/core, some extensions and the skins i mentioned above :) Best, Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 12:50, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

The captcha codesEdit

What an idiot I am. I didn't even notice I put that there! Can we get an admin to hide the edits please? NativeCat (talk) 23:45, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi, LQT (LiquidThreads) doesn't support the deletion of specific revisions. I could try to remove the entire thread, but actually i'm not sure if that would delete all revisions, and that doesn't protect your data against anyone, who already read it. So the easiest and safest way would be to generate a new pair :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 23:57, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Please delete it, I resolved issue anyway. NativeCat (talk) 03:06, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
I managed to hide all revisions, except the last one, but all answer are lost now, sorry for that. Your private ReCaptcha data isn't visible except for administrators. Nevertheless, you should generate a new pair of the keys. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:06, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


You are receiving this message because a technical change may affect a bot, gadget, or user script you have been using. The breaking change involves API calls. This change has been planned for two years. The WMF will start making this change on 30 June 2015. A partial list of affected bots can be seen here: This includes all bots that are using pywikibot compat. Some of these bots have already been fixed. However, if you write user scripts or operate a bot that uses the API, then you should check your code, to make sure that it will not break.

What, exactly, is breaking? The "default continuation mode" for action=query requests to api.php will be changing to be easier for new coders to use correctly. To find out whether your script or bot may be affected, then search the source code (including any frameworks or libraries) for the string "query-continue". If that is not present, then the script or bot is not affected. In a few cases, the code will be present but not used. In that case, the script or bot will continue working.

This change will be part of 1.26wmf12. It will be deployed to test wikis (including on 30 June, to non-Wikipedias (such as Wiktionary) on 1 July, and to all Wikipedias on 2 July 2015.

If your bot or script is receiving the warning about this upcoming change (as seen at ), it's time to fix your code!

Either of the above solutions may be tested immediately, you'll know it works because you stop seeing the warning.

Do you need help with your own bot or script? Ask questions in e-mail on the mediawiki-api or wikitech-l mailing lists. Volunteers at m:Tech or w:en:WP:Village pump (technical) or w:en:Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard may also be able to help you.

Are you using someone else's gadgets or user scripts? Most scripts are not affected. To find out if a script you use needs to be updated, then post a note at the discussion page for the gadget or the talk page of the user who originally made the script. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:03, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for everything you've done around here. You're awesome! Krinkle (talk) 21:31, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
@Krinkle: wohoo, thanks! :] --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 21:49, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for everything you've done around here and I like your name :) . You're awesome! --Grind24 (talk) 15:35, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
\o/ Thanks for your very nice words :) You can call me Florian :P --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 23:16, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Don't mention! , With pleasure :D .--Grind24 (talk) 21:59, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Help with PSR problemEdit

Dear Florian,

Could you please take a look at my problem described here:

Do you have an idea about what's gone wrong?

Thank you in advance.


Thanks for all the code reviewEdit

  CR Beers
:D Reedy (talk) 04:07, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Yay! Thanks :P Without your code, I couldn't do so much code review :D --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 11:59, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch from me too! --[[kgh]] (talk) 14:05, 4 January 2016 (UTC)


Heiya Florian,

yesterday I rediscovered your repo at and found some extensions you created which may not just be useful for DroidWiki, e.g. the CookieWarning extension. If you need someone to encourage you publishing it on this wiki... :)

Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 14:10, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Kghbln: :)
Thanks for the hint :P I was free and created the page by myself (after I updated the extension a bit :P). Best, --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:49, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Heiya, you rock! Thank you so much for putting this effort into this extension and for publishing it. It should now gradually pick up usage. I am sure. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 21:59, 10 January 2016 (UTC) PS I fiddled a bit with the extension's page. Hope that you do not mind.
It's a wiki! So feel free to edit whatever you want, as long as it is constructive and you've the user permission to do so :P Thanks for your edit! If you've suggestions to that extension (or anything else), feel free to contact me here ;) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 22:01, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a wiki! I used to say that all the time and even after 12 years this still sounds very true. :) I will try to do my very best. ;) Will do! Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 22:14, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Please provide feedback on suggested improvements to the Code of ConductEdit

Thanks to everyone who’s helped work on the Code of Conduct so far.

People have brought up issues they feel were missed when working on "Unacceptable behavior" and "Report a problem". Consultants have also suggested changes in these same sections.

These are important sections, so please take a look at the proposed changes. I apologize that this feedback arrived later than planned, but I think this will create a better document.

If you prefer to give your opinion privately, feedback via e-mail is welcome at conduct-discussion

Thanks. Mattflaschen-WMF via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:18, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  It is always a pleasure to collaborate with you! Thank you for your help. -- [[kgh]] (talk) 21:02, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
hehe, thanks :) Any time, everywhere (or whatever it's called :P) :D

Please support the Sustainability Initiative!Edit

Please support the Sustainability Initiative!

Hi, Florianschmidtwelzow! Please allow me to follow up on a project that was discussed at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin a couple of weeks ago:

I am writing you to ask for your support for the Sustainability Initiative, which aims at reducing the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement. Over the past two years, more than 250 Wikipedians from all over the world have come together to push the Wikimedia movement towards greater sustainability.

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has recently passed a resolution stating that the Foundation is committed to seeking ways to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment. Now, we are working with the Wikimedia Foundation staff to have all Wikimedia servers run on renewable energy by 2019.

In order to demonstrate that this is an issue that the community really cares about, I would like to ask you to sign the project page as well. Thank you! --Gnom (talk) 16:13, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Parameter useve in VisualEditorforgets the prefix parameterEdit

Hi Florianschmidtwelzow, this is not resolved, if version 1.30.0-wmf.12 has been deployed in english Wikipedia. It is impossible to start a page with a prefix, i.e. in user space, via the inputbox, using VE. Parameter useve does not function properly, it forgets the prefix.--ManosHacker (talk) 08:49, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi MandoHacker :) The prefix parameter is not handled by VisualEditor, that's why it does not work. However, this has nothing to do with the task you linked. I commented on the new task you created :) Best, --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 11:46, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi Florianschmidtwelzow, thanks for the fast reply. VE works well if fed properly. Inputbox should make the string a whole, and not send prefix as a parameter, to VE. If the whole string of a page to be created is typed and passed via Inputbox, VE creates it without any problem.--ManosHacker (talk) 12:04, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you for being one of the top volunteer code reviewers for MediaWiki core during 2017! Your contributions are truly appreciated! CCicalese (WMF) (talk) 17:16, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Du erhältst einen Orden!Edit

  Der Beitragsorden
Besten Dank für die Cookie Warnung!

Bernd [[User:Bmrberlin| Bernd M.]] (talk) 08:12, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Gerne doch! :) Schön (oder leider, da notwendig? :D), dass es auch anderen Wikis nützt :P Grüße Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 22:37, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Xenforo OauthEdit

Hi! Do you have any plans to fix Xenforo OAuth for the newer versions of Xenforo? It would be much appreciated!

Hi! :) I replied on the talk page, explaining that I do not maintain this extension anymore. Sorry for that :( Best, Florian
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