Welcome to MediaWiki.org!

Yes, welcome! This site is dedicated to documenting the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site useful documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks! Minorax (talk) 13:21, 2 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Please remove my autopatrol flag


I don't know what your purpose is, but please remove it immediately and don't continue to harass me, thank you. --轻语者 (talk) 09:14, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

@轻语者: Gave you the right since you know what you're doing and it reduces the amount of unpatrolled edits, but, as you wish. Minorax (talk) 09:16, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
我还以为只有中文维基才会存在尸位素餐的情况。轻语者 (talk) 09:21, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
@轻语者: 您是什么意思?说我白吃饭不做事?Minorax (talk) 10:00, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
请接受我的道歉,很抱歉让您对号入座了。事实上我一直把您当作尊敬的前辈,认为您是一名优秀的用户,并在您身上学习了很多东西。譬如commons上的版权问题。我说出上面的话是因为想到这个维基上管理员(包括GS)的数量和大型维基差不了多少,活跃度对比其他维基相对很低了,仍需要这种方法来减少管理员工作的积压。这让我想起中维的现状所以才说出上面的话。希望您能原谅我。另外,我知道harass有点粗鲁,但我想不到如何在英语里更委婉说“请不要再打扰我”。最近发生了一些事情让我不想再被干扰。再次向您道歉。轻语者 (talk) 10:55, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
@轻语者: 谢谢,我接受您的道歉。Minorax (talk) 11:30, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Une bière pour vous !

  thanks for spammer hunting Christian FR (talk) 09:56, 21 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

About my admin rights request



My name is Esio in the Gentoo wiki: wiki.installgen (remove this space) too.com/wiki/User:Esio

A user se7en1 is threatening to ban me because I am removing racist wiki posts (from some really really pathetic people, if you can believe some people do exist in this world) and I would like to get admin rights so I can stop that and continue my work. My request here was deleted, says there is no such user, so can you tell me how I can become an admin on the Gentoo wiki? Thank you.

I believe Gentoo wiki is not a WMF wiki and I can't do anything about it there. You should request for rights on that wiki itself. Furthermore, the account that requested for admin rights is not registered here. Minorax (talk) 13:00, 22 February 2020 (UTC)Reply
My bad on deleting the request page, seems like the problem was with the capitalisation of the page. I can undelete it but since the wiki stated isn't "controlled" here, I see no point doing so. Minorax (talk) 14:57, 22 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Can you undelete the request page anyways? I wrote the text for the reasons why I wanted admit rights but I did not copy and paste it down on my notepad (as I didn't know my request would be deleted), it would help me a lot since I won't have to rethink and rewrite it for the next person I will ask for admin right. Thank you.

Done. Let me know when you finish copying it. Minorax (talk) 15:05, 22 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Copied. Thanks again.

One more thing, I am not familiar with how wiki's work (except maybe a little about Wikipedia), can you tell me where on the gentoo wiki wiki.install (remove space) gentoo.com/wiki/Main_Page do I go to ask for admin rights? I thought it was here on this site so that is why I made the request here, but it turns out here is not the right place.

In short, I don’t know. However, you can try asking the bureaucrats listed in Special:Listusers/bureaucrat (copy this) on that wiki. Minorax (talk) 02:01, 23 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hello, could you please undelete my post? If there are any issues, I would change what is needed. I am new here and I am trying to complete a homework for a class I am taking.

Abuse Filter #83


Hi. Thanks for your work on mediawiki.org. I've noticed Special:AbuseFilter/83 and wanted to discuss a couple of things with you. 1) Why is it hidden? It seems like a pretty simple filter to me. 2) Isn't this something that should've been taken care of by a discussion on Project:Requests and a site config change? Essentially it's about taking createpage away from * and users and giving it to autoconfirmed, isn't it? --Krenair (talkcontribs) 19:22, 16 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Krenair: I’ve changed it to tag only and unhide it. It was actually meant for IPs and wasn’t expecting it to be this effective. Minorax (talk) 01:40, 17 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Undelete My Post (PtoroM)


Hello, I would like to ask you if you could undelete my post so I can fix whatever is wrong with it, please? I am new here and I am trying to complete a homework for a class I am taking. I spent an entire day doing my homework. If I can't do it here, then I will submit a word document to my class.

This wiki is not a place for your class, I believe you’ve been warned by the abusefilter when you tried to create the page. Secondly, it seems like there are several users who have been trying to create, more or less, the same article. If it’s you, I’d suggest that you stop creating new accounts just to try to create the page. I’ll undelete it and place it at User:PtoroM/sandbox, I can’t make sure if any other admins are going to delete it but if they do, don’t create it again. Minorax (talk) 17:14, 17 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

I understand. I have not created more than one article. It is more likely that my other classmates did the same because our instructor gave us an example of how to create a wiki and showed us all this website. I will inform my instructor about this. Thank you very much for clarifying that. I will not post it here. I just need the post to be undeleted to complete my homework elsewhere. Thank you.

Thank you


Thank you very much for adding me to Autopatrollers' group.--Path slopu (talk) 06:16, 8 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

No problem :) --Minorax (talk) 13:39, 9 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

You're a local sysop


Thanks for your work, however no need to add (global sysop action) to your log comments, you are also a local sysop! Majavah (talk!) 07:25, 15 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with MediaWiki and Wikitech communities


The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the technical communities in Wikimedia. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:38, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

The Inuka Team: We need your help.


Hello Minorax,

Thank you so much for all the work you do in translating pages marked for translation. It is great to have you doing so much work to ensure that knowledge is available in other languages. Once again, we will need your help in translating the pages below to the language you know:

Please, don't feel pressured to finish all the translation; it is okay to translate some of the pages.

UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 02:27, 3 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

cleanup of translate tags


Hi. Please do not cleanup ‎<translate>...‎</translate> tags like Special:Diff/4068688. It breaks the existing paragraphs. --Shirayuki (talk) 00:56, 20 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Noted. --Minorax (talk) 01:10, 21 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Inquiry about Reverting Translations



May I ask why did you revert the translations for Spanish and Deutsch and French on this page:

Wikimedia Apps/Team/iOS/Watchlist/Design Feedback Frequent? ARamadan-WMF (talk) 09:37, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Umm. To follow Translations:Wikimedia Apps/Team/iOS/Watchlist/Design Feedback Frequent/4/en? Minorax (talk) 18:54, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply



Hello @Minorax Do you know how to activate or add a notice for mediawiki like in the photo? :

Link : ibb.co/pvCtkC5 ibb.co/VvXrfng Bomyy (talk) 19:11, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply