MicroWiki:Community portal/Archive 10

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this is now terrorism

these people who have been vandalizing the wiki, we have proved, are getting info and help from the rouge state of the Runic Empire. their leader has been named public a public enemy here. I have my proof via a email one of these terrorist sent me. (well, he used a fake email sender, so I have no Email address for them, but they did state clearly it was them).

Jaxson25 06:57, 18 September 2011 (GMT)

p.s. so sorry I screwed up the newsfeed a bit, but It was already screwed up. so yeah. and I did fix the other vandalized pages I could find.

CSB.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  07:12, 18 September 2011 (GMT)
if you don't beleive me, I can forward the email to you. and I can show you the posts they put on my youtube.
Jaxson25 07:23, 18 September 2011 (GMT)
I do believe you. Just that it doesn't matter. There's a vandal. So what?  aldy@wiki:~$ _  07:26, 18 September 2011 (GMT)


Do it, pl0x. msandertalk 08:39, 9 November 2011 (GMT)

Also, the Uncategorised Files special page appears to be playing up again. Msander 23:10, 29 November 2011 (GMT)

Unused files

Can I pl0x have help putting {{filedeletion}} on all files that have been unused for a reasonable amount of time? Msander 23:52, 3 December 2011 (GMT)

Good Article Process

Fairly recently, we have seen a number of abuses of the Good Article Process which should not be tolerated. The process was created to list the absolute best articles on MicroWiki, not to be a reviewing process or any of the other things that people seem to think that it is.

I would just like to make a few things clear about the process:

  1. The process is not for requests to review or improve an article.
  2. Submitting the same article 10 times without addressing the valid objections outlined by users is not on and will not win you any friends or favours.
  3. Read and make sure that your article fully satisfies the criteria before you nominate an article. It's pointless submitting an article that doesn't, because it will just get rejected, wasting your and everyone else's time.
  4. Many people have been voting on nominations on either whims or no basis at all. When voting on nominations, again, read and make sure that the article fully satisfies the criteria before you cast your vote. If you don't do this, then your vote will count for basically nothing when gauging a consensus.

In case people still haven't read the criteria, here they are:

  1. Well-written: its prose is engaging, coherent, clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct.
  2. Comprehensive: it neglects no major facts or details, is of substantial length but does not go into unnecessary detail, remaining focused on the main topic.
  3. Accurate: it is well-researched and its claims are verifiable and not in dispute.
  4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias.
  5. Illustrated: it should, where possible, be illustrated with appropriate images with succinct captions.
  6. Well-structured: it should have a concise introduction that summarises the topic and a system of hierarchical section headings with a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents.

The criteria are deliberately made to be at the very least fairly easy to understand and comprehend, so please read them. § Fishy § (TalkContribsWebsite) 23:53, 3 December 2011 (GMT)

Featured picture

No-one updates it, and most of the images featured weren’t especially good anyway. Bin it? Msander 11:43, 6 December 2011 (GMT)

Bump. M. of the tongueof the hands 07:50, 19 December 2011 (GMT)
No. --Sebastian Linden 09:23, 19 December 2011 (GMT)

Whoa, dudes I was kidding

I didn't really hack the site. I was joking around, I swear! --TraceFleeman 07:40, 20 February 2012 (GMT)

Aldrich Lucas destroyed the forum

To all those who said "oh no we should keep him on", I present you the logs that I recovered from the forum: - - [20/Feb/2012:00:53:26 -0600] "POST /forum/admin/index.php?module=forum-management&action=delete&fid=39&my_post_key=83055eab8b62c5bf43cf8bdf0073e0a7 HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://microwiki.org.uk/forum/admin/index.php?module=forum-management&fid=0" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/13.0a1 Firefox/13.0a1" - - [20/Feb/2012:00:55:50 -0600] "POST /forum/admin/index.php?module=config-settings&action=change HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://microwiki.org.uk/forum/admin/index.php?module=config-settings&action=change&gid=7" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/13.0a1 Firefox/13.0a1" - - [20/Feb/2012:00:56:39 -0600] "POST /forum/admin/index.php?module=style-themes&action=edit HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://microwiki.org.uk/forum/admin/index.php?module=style-themes&action=edit&tid=4" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/13.0a1 Firefox/13.0a1" - - [20/Feb/2012:00:56:49 -0600] "POST /forum/admin/index.php?module=style-themes&action=edit HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://microwiki.org.uk/forum/admin/index.php?module=style-themes&action=edit&tid=8" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/13.0a1 Firefox/13.0a1" - - [20/Feb/2012:01:08:27 -0600] "POST /forum/admin/index.php?module=style-templates&action=edit_template&expand=33|12 HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://microwiki.org.uk/forum/admin/index.php?module=style-templates&action=edit_template&title=postbit&sid=3&expand=33|12" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/13.0a1 Firefox/13.0a1" - - [20/Feb/2012:01:12:28 -0600] "POST /forum/admin/index.php?module=style-templates&action=edit_template&expand=33|12 HTTP/1.1" 302 - "http://microwiki.org.uk/forum/admin/index.php?module=style-templates&action=edit_template&title=postbit&sid=6&expand=33|12" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/13.0a1 Firefox/13 Host Name: d220-238-XX-XXX.riv801.nsw.optusnet.com.au IP Address: 220.238.XX.XX Country: Australia Country code: AU (AUS) Region: New South Wales City: Sydney

Thank you. That will be all. I'm restoring the forum to how it was at the start of Febuary 19, taking care to delete all of Aldrich's accounts and sockpuppets. And a secutiry measure, I have locked down the main wiki itself and de-admined everyone except myself and Jacob Tierney while I investigate further. --User:Demontux - Egtavian President and Evil Oppressive Webmaster of Doom 10:46, 20 February 2012 (GMT)

To be fair, we had no little reason to assume bad faith until the events of today.  ~⁠~⁠♥⁠~⁠~ Jeremy Oakes (words • deeds)  10:52, 20 February 2012 (GMT)
Redacted IP address. Dr. Freeman (TalkContribsWebsite) 10:59, 20 February 2012 (GMT)
Peter, I would say (and I'm sure I'm not alone) that you are justified in taking whatever actions necessary, given the circumstances. Pet Fluffy (Talk) 11:01, 20 February 2012 (GMT)
I have given the other admins back their power, simply because we need as much help as is possible. If you really want a lockdown Peter, go ahead and do so, but I figured it might be being a bit hasty. --Jacob-Tierney 11:03, 20 February 2012 (GMT)
I know I’ve been a critic in the past, Peter, but I want to echo the general sentiment supporting Fish and you as you both work to resolve this. I cannot support wanton destruction. Nor can any of the people who had been defending Aldy. All I can do now is pray that the backups are there. >CD C:\MSANDER.TLK_  11:09, 20 February 2012 (GMT)
Allow me to say that I don't blame any of you for supporting Aldrich - even I cannot claim to have foreseen that he would do something like this, and so it would be a horrible assumption if I were to say that you should have seen it coming. We've lost about twelve hour's worth of forum posts, but fortunately HostGator had run a backup of all the files that Aldrich attacked, and they were able to be restored. --User:Demontux - Egtavian President and Evil Oppressive Webmaster of Doom 13:07, 20 February 2012 (GMT)


It seems someone has been trolling here. Can the administrator change this of Boratwiki and return to normality?? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Perejil1 (talkcontribs) 18:39, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Please sign your talk page comments. Also, this will explain everything. Dr. Freeman (TalkContribsWebsite) 00:51, 1 April 2012 (GMT)

News Feed

I would like to post up important news for my nation User:Zalkaria

Protest against the management of the mainpage

Office of the Grand Duke of Flandrensis

Grand Duchy of Flandrensis - Flandrensisian Commonwealth

Dear admins,

With this message I out my displeasure about the management of the mainpage. The recent months I contact several admins to have permission for publishing our newspaper in the section ‘Current headlines’. I understand that there are reasons for the limited access but The Gazet of Giddis is one of the oldest newspapers on MicroWiki and has a very large group of loyal readers. We only publish our newspaper once in a month so our articles are always related to micronationalism and Flandrensis.

Many Flandrensisians already complained about this and in the Senate there is criticism on the “MicroWiki elite” (not my words, but that is how they look to Microwiki and I’m sure Flandrensis isn’t the only micronation with that view). On May 14th I received the message that the admins re-open the section ‘Current headlines’. And today I want to publish the our new newspaper and … the access is already withdrawn. Meanwhile I read articles about the bickering between Sandus and Nemkhavia, not the “best micronational journalism” but a dispute between two micronations. I ask the admins to solve this problem and to treat every user on this mainpage fair and equal.

The next weeks we will evaluate MicroWiki and some parties have already a proposal to withdraw all activity of Flandrensis from MicroWiki. Almost 4 years I visit every day MicroWiki. If the majority of Flandrensis votes to leave MicroWiki, I will regret that but support their decision.


H.R.H. Grand Duke Niels I of Flandrensis, Secretary-General of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth

--Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis 17:22, 26 May 2012 (GMT)

Not to be disrespectful, but we do have better things to do than to worry about everyones newspapers all the time. Furthermore, when we give people freedom, they act like simpletons and abuse it. Also, there is no such thing as a "MicroWiki Elite". There are just people who act like idiots, and people who don't. We admins try our best to do our job, but an overwhelming amount of you don't make it easy for us. Also, specifically regarding the Gazet, I tried to contact you about the headline of it (because we couldn't decide what it should be) and I never got a direct response. We can't do stuff for you if you don't say what needs to be done. With regards, B.Neil, (Talk | Contribs) 19:56, 26 May 2012 (GMT)

Unlocking "Current Headlines"

I would like to echo Niels's comments regarding the edit-restriction of "Current Headlines". The current setup, apart from being ridiculously elitist, is actually a major pain in the ass for me as Director of the Observer. MicroWiki still doesn't have a protection policy, so I'll refresh Wikipedia's for all of us.

At the moment, Current Headlines has a full-protection, that is, only admins can edit it. Full protection is only justified in cases of vandalism, when articles are being reviewed for deletion and in cases of edit warring. The first two are obviously not relevant while the latter needs to be analyzed. Looking at the page's history, the only edit warring occurred on May 24/25. This case is more a failure of the admins that anything: they should have made it clear immediately that Nemkhavia's article belonged on the "Opinion" section and they should have noticed the breach of 3RR. Instead of intervening on the issue at hand, an admin decided to avoid this by simply protecting the page. While full protection is a useful tool during edit-warring, it is meant to be temporary.

Now, the disgustingly condescending response by Billy Neil to Niels's comment exemplifies this attitude. It is an Admin's and a Patroller's job to clean-up mess on the wiki, to warn/block those involved and develop clear rules for what content belongs where. Just because you can't be bothered to do your job doesn't allow you to lock a page to all editing but admins, installing a ridiculous regime were someone wanting to publish news has to go to an admin who can then use arbitrary screening to choose to publish only the news they like. This is different from reverting because a revert is catalogued in the history of a page and can be discussed. Yes people will occasionally make a mess of a page, but that is no reason to call them "simpletons" and to lock a page to all non-admin users. Get off your high horse and get rid of this frankly elitist system. --SerCenKing 09:34, 21 June 2012 (GMT)

Agreed. Although no one has yet replied to your comment, the issue has at least been resolved, or so it seems. /swέna/ 💬 20:49, 4 June 2013 (GMT)

What an earth is happening to the Main Page!?

As Supreme Leader of Cubodia, I shall question the Main Page. What an earth is going on to this page, although not just the page even the whole site! within this website poor grammar and that stupid lousy clip with cats on it, people who visit this site will think that micronationalism is a joke and i am finding this so embarresing to my country! If this site is not sorted, I shall become more ruthless than Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin or Pol Pot or so on!

Regards --Prime Minister of Porea (talk) 23:58, 31 March 2013 (GMT) (Luke Fawcett - Supreme Leader of DPRC)

Auto-select search-box

It would be a well-appreciated usability enhancement if you could make it so that the search-box at the top right-hand corner was automatically selected when on the main page. Thanks, /swέna/ 💬 20:46, 4 June 2013 (GMT)

Uncategorized things?

The uncategorized pages/categories/files pages aren't working. I wanted to go through and edit some of these, but if the pages keep acting up I don't see how I can solve categorization issues. Anybody know why this is the case?

-- Parker I: The President of Secundomia 01:10, 9 June 2013 (GMT)

Spanish MicroWiki

The Spanish micronationalist community has moved to the new Wiki Micronaciones.

Can you update the link in the template MicroWiki:Community portal/Header, please? Thanks in advance.

Regards.--Jatrobat (talk) 03:50, 8 July 2013 (GMT)

Hispanic Intermicronational Meeting

I am pleased to announce a micronational meeting Hispanic.

It will take place in Seville (Spain) on October 19, 2013:


Regards (Spanish MicroWiki admin).--Jatrobat (talk) 16:20, 8 July 2013 (GMT)

Changing Currency.

Ever since the Principality of Wood Thrush was officially founded, we have used Skinks as our national bank note. Many other micronations have used Monopoly money as a medium of exchange, I have thought of switching over to monopoly money. This would be way faster then hand producing. To prevent counterfeiting, I can make a stamp marking it as our own currency, so no one can bring there own in. Any thoughts? Great Thanks - Jon We sing the song of the birds! (talk) 03:47, 7 August 2013 (GMT)

Try asking this on the forums, more people will probably see it :) Pet Fluffy (Talk) 09:47, 7 August 2013 (GMT)

What on earth is a Decracy?

I have found nothing whatsoever on a "Decracy" a few of them have been popping up and I have no idea what it is meant to be


Department of Media, Information and Publicity of the Kingdom of Ruthenia
Kingdom of Ruthenia - 09 April 2015

Dear admins,
It is been a few days I realized that the sections 'Analysis and opinion' and 'More news' were closed to edits except when performed by site administrators. I come to you to ask if this ban is for all users or is specific to my profile (User: Ruthenia). If it is general, I will understand that there are reasons beyond my purview. If it is something particular, I wonder what the offense that was committed by that user and which method of repair is what happened. Respectfully, already thank you for the attention.

His Royal Majesty,
Oscar of the Ruthenians.

Thank you for alerting me to this! The newsfeeds were locked to stop anyone reverting the April Fools' Day joke edit. I forgot to unlock them. It should all be working fine now. Austenasia (talk) 13:39, 9 April 2015 (BST)
Thank you very much for the fast answer and resolution of the question. Oscar of Ruthenia.

Embed .mp3 players

I would like to embed the file with a player into the page Holy Empire of New Israel, like Wikipedia does - http://i.imgur.com/1iPl3hL.png

However, I have not found exactly how to do this. Is it possible to embed a player? Does our Wiki have the plugins for it?

--Markus II (talk) 05:52, 11 June 2015 (BST)

Kingdom of Truong Sa

Kingdom of Truong Sa
[[File:Kingdom flag, |125px|border|Flag of Community portal/Archive 10]]
[[File:Coat of arms, |85px|Coat of arms of Community portal/Archive 10]]
Coat of arms
CapitalCapital: Trường Sa
GovernmentDynasty Nguyễn Thiên
King: Cát Qúy Lang (Nguyễn Thiên Diệu)
Nghiếp chính: Nguyễn Thái Bình

The Vương Quốc Trường Sa (Kingdom of Truong Sa) is a state under Absolute monarchy. Cat Quy Lang is the head of state. The king has "the right to be Absolute", he has limited power. Power is held by Nghiếp chính who is currently Nguyen Thai Binh. The kingdom's legislature is the Viện Nguyên Lão (Vien Nguyen Lao). The Viện Nguyên Lão is a bicameral parliament, it consists of a Đại Nguyên Lão (Dai Nguyen Lao) and Tiểu Nguyên Lão (Tieu Nguyen Lao). The legislature is dominated by the Bô lão (Bo lao). The king is the head of dynasty .Nhiếp chính is the head of Viện Nguyên Lão.

Flag and coat of arms

Flag and coat of arms

How I can create a flag and a coat of arms for my page of my micro nation? RDP of DPRI (talk) 22:47, 28 July 2016 (BST)