MicroWiki:Help desk

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The MicroWiki help desk is a place where you can ask questions about how to use or edit MicroWiki. For other types of questions, use the search box.

  • Do not provide your email address or any other contact information. Answers will be provided on this page only.
  • We are all volunteers, so sometimes replies can take some time. Please be patient. Check back on this page to see if your question has been answered.
  • If you need real-time help, you can join the MicroWiki Discord server.
  • Remember to sign your post by adding 4 tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post. Alternatively, you can click on the signature icon on the edit toolbar.
  • This is not a place to discuss what is micronationalism or any other discussion. Limit talks to MicroWiki proper.

Example discussion

What is 9 + 10? Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10  these signature styles are terrible  | 10:14, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

21. Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10  these signature styles are terrible  | 10:14, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thx Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10  these signature styles are terrible  | 10:16, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
np Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10  these signature styles are terrible  | 10:16, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Zepranan Deletion

Hello. I am bringing up a complaint made by many users of Microwiki and members of its Discord. This might not be the right place to do it, but I will regardless. Terry McKeen should not be protected nor defended by the administration. He may be a minor who does not truly understand the consequences of his actions, but he is not completely innocent either. I am requesting that his IP be banned, if it hasn't already. I also wish that either his page be removed of its protection, or deleted. Thanks. Andrew I of Pontunia (talk) 14:10, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We banned the user in question already (as you can see in the block log or their contributions page), and some of the IPs associated with him that we know of (this was done today, since autoblock did not seem to do it the first time). Removing the protection is out of the question because the page is frequently vandalized, but deletion could certainly be considered, since the entire admin team is getting very tired of this.
This next section is not directed at you, but I would recommend to everyone to stop engaging with him as soon as possible (to simply, not "feed the troll"), ban him from your venues (implement a verification gate if he keeps coming back and check your permissions in case of Discord), and if you have any evidence of him doing any criminal activites, hand them over to the relevant macronational authorities. Nothing else will work, and we will not tolerate people spreading any rumours that they are not willing to take to the authorities being spread on our site. Instead of giving him the attention he does not deserve, people can work on their micronations. Luxor (talk) 15:02, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image upload issue

I'm trying to upload an svg image, but I keep getting this error message. Any assistance given would be much appreciated. Liahonia.gov (talk) 02:12, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Liahonia.gov Hi, we have had some problems recently with SVG files, and technical administrators are currently fixing the issue. Until the issue is fixed, try upload the image in a different format. Matt talk ☼ 23:05, 23 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Matt Thank you. Liahonia.gov (talk) 02:54, 24 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I protect my article page?

@Countryballs123456789: Hi! Articles can only be protected by Wiki admin if there is an edit war or vandalism. Which article do you want to protect and why? Also, to note that you won't be able to edit that article if it's protected. Oritsu.me  • Let's talk here  • Contribs 27 August 2022, 07:24 IST (UTC+5:30)

How do I make the box thing-y?

How do I make the box thingy?

What "box thingy" are you referring too? Liahonia.gov (talk)
The box where the nation's infos are there and picture of it and stuff at the right side of the page
If you type template:infobox into the search bar, you should get a variety of different kinds of infoboxes. Keep in mind though, there are 1,757 different infobox templates on this wiki. Also, it is commonplace on talk pages to add four tildes (~~~~) at the end, so we know who asked the question, unless you've figured out how to get fancy with your signature.
Liahonia.gov (talk)

Link to specific level

I’m aware you can link to a heading via pagename#heading, but I was wondering if it is possible to link to a subheading? Any advice would be great! - Concordian Republic Callum Russell, Concordian President (user | talk) 02:06, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update 5 minutes later: I’m kinda dumb. I’m sorry to inconvenience anybody who reads this. You can just link to a subsection by pagename#nameofwherever. Thanks, Concordian Republic Callum Russell, Concordian President (user | talk) 02:11, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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'You can just link to a subsection by pagename#nameofwherever.'
Closed by User:FIefery. Please do not attempt to continue or modify this discussion.

A person edited my page to make me look bad.

The sultanate of Qardasha and I had some trouble some weeks ago due to them harassing me and me reporting them, so they modified my nation's page, telling things that weren't true and making my reputation worse. Is there anything I can do to make them stop, other than ruining their page too?

@SapphireMMX: Revert the changes on your article and ask for an administrator to settle the dispute. Also use four tildes at the end of your message as a signature. -- President Devin Purcell  Penn Federal Republic 15:49, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sandbox

How do you get a page out of the sandbox?

Deleting pages

How do I delete a page?

How do I make a page?

Zepranan deletion

Hello. I am bringing up a complaint made by many users of Microwiki and members of its Discord. This might not be the right place to do it, but I will regardless. Terry McKeen should not be protected nor defended by the administration. He may be a minor who does not truly understand the consequences of his actions, but he is not completely innocent either. I am requesting that his IP be banned, if it hasn't already. I also wish that either his page be removed of its protection, or deleted. Thanks. Andrew I of Pontunia (talk) 14:10, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Confederation of Renfrew Deletion

Hello, I am sorry if this is the wrong place to this do, but I don't know where else to put this - I am requesting the deletion of the article Confederation of Renfrew for a privacy violation. It includes my name - my real one. Hank

@Hankbritishshorthair: Hey there. I am not an administrator, but there is something that you could do. If you want, you can just edit the page and change your name to whatever pseudonym. The admins encourage avoiding article deletion as much as possible. - Caskade720 (talk) 03:56, 17 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page Vandalism

Hello. I have recently noticed that someone whom my nation has recently defeated in a war has begun to vandalise my nations page. They are also making false accusations about the people within the nation, such as myself.

This user is Cafaerc10.  He has cut off all communication with me already so there is no way I can deal with this issue.  There is also evidence that he has done things like this in the past and has had trouble with people already.  I request that his IP gets banned. Thank you. Frostbite (talk) 11:55, 18 October 2022 (AWST)
You can definitely send them a talk page message here. Matt talk ☼ 04:41, 18 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Matt: I have already tried several times but they do not respond. Since I originally wrote this message, they've already vandalised it again. I, again, request their IP gets banned. It's the only way I forsee them stopping this, and even that may not stop them. Frostbite (talk) 14:24, 18 October 2022 (AWST)

About the page

Good afternoon, please change to the name "Interlandia" (in Russian Интерландия), and remove it from the draft. Link https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Draft:Интеландия

Post

How to post?

Any regards on the photo problem? I cannot upload any photos without getting a message saying it can't be stored.

Is using coats of arms and photos of public figures allowed?

I have a doubt: is it allowed to use photos of public people (such as politicians and etc) to serve as "characters" for my particular nation?

How to upload sound/music in Microwiki

How to upload sound/music in Microwiki?

@King Fiesta: Same as you would images. Check the sidebar for the link to the media upload wizard. 🍸 MattL (talk) 01:49, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Files

How exactly do I insert an image onto my page? Because whenever I try, it just appears with the source writing rather than the picture itself.

@Sundaria: [[File:Name.png|200px|thumb|right/left|Caption]]

My page keeps getting messed with

https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:SamuelNY keeps vandalizing the 'invictus' page. he is also a neonazi who repeatedly writes defamatory content about us on Microwiki and keeps threatening us via Microwiki. what can I do about that?

Silasw2 (talk) 14:28, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template

Hi

How do I copy and use the nation wiki template so I can create a personalised wiki for my micronation?

The Loganian Federation

Dear help desk,

I am trying to write about my micronation. May you please help?

Thanks, Emperor Alexander I

Creating Draft:Slope Monsters

how do i publish it?

@Slope Monsters: Are you on mobile or desktop? If you are on desktop, you should be able to click 'More' next to the View history button > than 'Move'. On mobile, you must first click the three horizontal lines at the top left, 'Settings' > and press the slider next to 'Advanced mode'. On the article, click the new button 'More' than 'Move'. If all goes well, the article should than be located at Slope Monsters. ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 01:54, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ZabëlleNB: Thank you so much! Also there is a drop down near the Slope Monsters that says draft what do I change it to? Also I appoligize for my bad english, I speak russian as main so I am sorry if there is a confusion or misunderstanding! 09:33, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there Visual Mode?

Is there Visual Mode on this wiki or no?

@Blumeland: are you editing on mobile or desktop? I quickly went on my phone and I do not think visual editor is available on mobile devices unfortunately. ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 01:46, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ZabëlleNB: I am editing on desktop
Hmm okay—at the top right of an article there should be several buttons: 'Read | Edit | Edit source | View history'; clicking on 'Edit' takes one to the visual editor except in the Draft: namespace due to a glitch at the moment. Unfortunately articles with Draft: at the start cannot be edited with the visual editor right now, but all other pages should be able to. ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 03:08, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding my page into GUM

So I tried to add my page Slope Monsters to Grand Unified Micronational (GUM) but every time I add it it keeps on saying Template:Country data Slope Monsters

I wanted to ask on what to do because I am trying to post it but it keeps on saying that! So what should I do. Please tag me ~~Slope Monsters~~ So I can fix this issue! Thank you!

~~Slope Monsters~~

  • @Slope Monsters: You can't just add yourself to the GUM page and make yourself a GUM member. That's not how it works, unfortunately. Please stop adding yourself as the allies of other micronations and into organizations, this is considered vandalism. Wyatt400 (Wyatt Baek) - Sovereign Prince of Gapla 23:11, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I am a new person to MicroWiki, so I do not know all of the rules Slope Monsters (talk) 15:43, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Slope Monsters Slope MonstersReply[reply]

My Page is Called User: King Jayden l Of Great Esteria.

How do I Make it Say My Nations Name so People can find it —Preceding unsigned comment added by King Jayden l of Great Esteria (talkcontribs)

@King Jayden l of Great Esteria: Hi there. I am assuming you are referring to your user page, which as of its latest revision is being used a page for the Kingdom of Great Esteria.
Administrators are able to change your user name if you contact them directly.. but a better solution for you would be to move this contact either to the draft space, or the mainspace. If you are ready to copy and paste the content of your user page into a proper article, check out this page. Sertor (Chat) 02:20, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My micronation article has been deleted

While I was chilling, I was searching for my micronation article but I think it has been deleted please help

@InterestedGuy: it appears it was—if you wish to retrieve it or ask why it was deleted, then kindly ask MattL (the administrator who deleted it) on his talk page. Make sure to mention the article's name as well so he can easily identify it. Happy editing, ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 13:04, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@InterestedGuy: Everything on the page is broken or unfinished to the point that it looks like nonsense. I've restored it and moved it to Draft:Democratic Republic of Muloski. 🍸 MattL (talk) 13:22, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can't use visual editor + wiki is claiming i am a new user

Can you please add back visual mode appearing in drafts? I don't know how to use the source editor properly so making new articles is very frustrating.

Australonesia (talk) 03:57, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Catagories

how tf do I add catagoriesInkfollowi (talk) 00:49, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Inkfollowi: Hey there. All you need to do is, in the source editor, at the bottom of your page, add a [[Category:{Choose}]] where {Choose} is replaced by whichever category you want. For example:
The Republic of Example is a self-proclaimed sovereign nation, often referred to as a micronation, located in Western Pluto. It has history and culture.
[[Category:Micronations]] [[Category:Republics]] [[Category:Fiction]] (just remove the nowiki stuff)
Hope this helps - Alsann Republic  Kalan Cameron del Kersika, Officer-General of Alsann (user | talk | contribs) 03:31, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with main page of my empire

Good morning. I need help because my country's profile, Empire of Solraak, had information questioned. I believe it was specifically about the HDI, which despite being correct I removed it. However, the page does not return to present all the data of the country and also does not present the flag and the heraldry. So first I would like help so that the page returns to present all the information that I want to disclose. Second, I would like to know why my nation's HDI value has been disputed and how would it be possible to prove this value? I was very careful when calculating all the socioeconomic aspects of my nation before releasing this data, and I even underestimated several numbers to arrive at this final figure. It is quite simple to calculate per capita income, life expectancy, schooling and expected years studied, etc...but I'm obviously not going to release specifics about my population for obvious safety reasons.

Thanks in advance for the help

Henrique (talk) 11:18, 16 June 2023 (UTC) Henrich IReply[reply]

draft

I have made a draft and a it but I don't know how to re-access it Republic of kevania (talk) 15:45, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Republic of kevania: Are you sure you created a page? Your only edit on the site appears to be this page. 🍸 MattL (talk) 17:39, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Kingdom of Dominstan page.

Dear Fellow micronations,

so basicly i got a thing pop up in the top of my "The Kingdom of Doministan" artical saying it was "poor qaulity" and needed to be tidyd up. how do i do it? could you, my fellow micronations help me by telling me how i can fix this? thx,

- His Majesty King Logan, King of The Kingdom of Doministan. @Micronationbook (talk) 16:24, 14 July 2023 (UTC)ReplyReply[reply]

how do i add a template:infobox to my page? the page is called The Kingdom of Doministan

Thx - His Majesty King Logan, King of The Kingdom of Doministan. Micronationbook (talk) 16:43, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Micronationbook: See the MW:Nation page guide and use it as the basis for your article. 🍸 MattL (talk) 17:32, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ana sayfada ülkemin kurulduğu bilgisi nasıl çıkar?

Ülkemin kurulduğu nasıl ana sayfaya çıkar? Republick of Great Kavli (talk) 09:36, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Doministan krallığı ile müttefik olmak istiyorum

Doministan krallığı ile konuşmak istiyorum Republick of Great Kavli (talk) 09:37, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do i post my work

I been working on many projects and they are ready for public. How do i officially post? NewMidgardOfficial (talk) 12:00, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to add links

Good morning, I am writing you this ticket because I am currently trying to edit my micro-nation page but I am experiencing a problem. Once all the changes have been made, I try to save the page, but an error message tells me that I cannot save the page with 5 different links due to a spambots issue. Until proven otherwise, the links I have added do not contain suspicious information, only sourced articles or items related to my micronation. So I would like to know how to solve this problem? Thank you in advance! Adrien Vannier d'Hugueneaux Adrien Ier (talk) 08:36, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to rename my Microwiki Page?

There was no "Move Page" Button in the More button in my page Battlestar (talk) 16:41, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know how to publish a wiki page

hello, i can't publish my wiki page, may i know how it is officially published Wiki Leo (talk) 23:23, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to size down name of made up language after the text

In the Native name templates it doesn't show how to size down the name of a made up language "eg. Udvak sulat (Vasponian)" I don't know how to make the "(Vasponian)" bit smaller I've tried using parensize= etc. but it doesn't work. If you can reply with the text I should put in that would be helpful. Txy4x (talk) 13:31, 31 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Txy4x: The native name template is only for real world languages; it's unnecessary unless the language has an ISO 639 code. Ideally, the language in parentheses should not be made smaller, unless there are multiple long entries. You can place the translation and name of the language inside of {{nowrap}}. 🍸 MattL (talk) 15:01, 31 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there any simple way/copy and paste for making Infoboxes?

i have been trying to make my Draft better (Kingdom of the Pine River) for a while now and still don't have a clue on how to make an Infobox. if someone can give me a copy and paste my Discord is: garwzka (#0) PineORiver (talk) 15:53, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Getting codes

How do I obtain the codes for infoboxes? I need one specifically for info about a person. Kartikeya (talk) 16:20, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What kind of articles to create?

I have had trouble to find what kind of articles you are supposed to make on MicroWiki. Is it like creating a page for a fictional country you created or is it something else?? Boschenaar (talk) 16:42, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Boschenaar: MicroWiki is for documentation of micronations―self-declared sovereign states unrecognized by the greater international community. These do not include mock governments, roleplay, or arbitrary groups on the web or in video games. 🍸 MattL (talk) 15:09, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I upload Anthems?

I use the upload file but its not working I think I'm doing somthing wrong what do I have to do? Kirnistan dude (talk) 22:54, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can upload them as ogg. files and they will play on the article. For example [[File:Matthewopia Anthem.ogg]] will play . Matt talk ☼ 03:28, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to add color boxes

Hello, I'm unable to add color boxes to my info box, when I did: "|royal_colors =   Lavander Rose   Myrtle" in a new column i created it gave the warning:Preview warning: Page using Template:Infobox country with unknown parameter "royal_colors". I've figured there's something to do with "|royal_colors" I guess it doesn't let me add a new column that I name because when I pasted "  Lavander Rose   Myrtle" in an already occupied one they worked, is there a way to fix this? Cinarbasarmis (talk) 18:20, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Cinarbasarmis: There is no parameter for royal colors in {{Infobox country}}. You can see a list all parameters accepted by the template in its documentation. 🍸 MattL (talk) 15:01, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File Deletion

Hello, this may not be the right place to ask this, but, I am asking for the deletion of the File:Boredesian Science Division.png This is because, I, did not know that the logo in the file, which is the Apeture Science logo, was copyrighted and to avoid any problems I am asking for its deletion. Boredesia (talk) 23:41, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Boredesia: Thanks for notifying us. I've deleted the file. 🍸 MattL (talk) 14:59, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft:Union of Alkaltostinian Soviet Socialist Republics name change

Hi Microwiki i we whould like to ask you if you can please change the name of the Page Draft:Union of Alkaltostinian Soviet socialist republics to just Union of Alkaltostinian Soviet socialist republics? thank you please Union of Alkaltostinian Soviet Social Republics (talk) 11:11, 7 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Union of Alkaltostinian Soviet Social Republics: Your article is a draft and needs to be approved before it can be moved to the main article space. If you haven't already done so, you can submit it for review by pressing the blue button in the beige box on the very top of the page. 🍸 MattL (talk) 16:59, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft

How does one publish their draft? I want to publish the following page: https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Draft:Elector-Margraviate_of_Kinzlingen-Branstadt Cinarbasarmis (talk) 20:40, 19 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My draft got deleted

I was writing a draft for my Lislo Rat war and then I scroll to the top bc I’m finished and then it exits out! I think I might have accidentally clicked the X button but how do I get my draft back!? The Lislo Republic Of North America (talk) 23:33, 25 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, that's terrible. unfortunately, there is no way to get your draft back. Liahonia.gov (talk) 00:04, 26 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image issue

I might make a micronation page with a flag image to show what it is but how do I put flags for the page? Owner of an online micronation (talk) 00:19, 7 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First, you have to upload an image, which you can do by clicking "Upload files" in the left sidebar. Once uploaded, follow this simple format, [[File:filename.img]], replacing "filename.img" with whatever the name of the file is. To change the size, add either "|thumb" or "|##px" after the file name. I will create a number of examples here. Liahonia.gov (talk) 05:44, 7 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Microwiki pages deleted

The following pages:"Principality of Terrafina", "Grand Duchy of Astolfinia", "Ducato di Acireale", "Baronato Podestà" have been deleted. I see no reason why and I think this might be vandalism. The quality of the pages was good and anyways there could have been placed a template of warning. I kindly ask to restore them as I think that deleting was unjust.

Thanks for your time

~~~~ Addetto Egemoniense Addetto Egemoniense (talk) 19:03, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Strubber: Template:ZedSig (talk contribs) at 19:17, 16 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Addetto Egemoniense: Only admins can fully delete pages, so it was not vandalism. None of these pages were longer than 2 sentences and were not substantially edited since their creation in November 2021. They were not good quality. If you want the content back I can give them to you in a user subpage but they aren't substantial and you would need to start in drafts. There was no warning because for all I could tell, the pages were abandoned close after their creation except for some people changing formatting. 𝄞 StrubberContributions

Can I delete any images I have uploaded to the website?

I would like to delete many of the images I’ve uploaded here as I don’t plan on using this site anymore and don’t need them. Abu Aladin Al Zaa’im (talk) 05:08, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Abu Aladin Al Zaa’im: to delete a file, simply click edit, and enter the following code:
{{Deletion|Author request}}
That's it! Deletion is done at the discretion of the admin team. If you would like, I can add the above code to all files you have uploaded, which you can find here.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Liahonia.gov (talk) 05:47, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Liahonia.gov I would indeed appreciate it if you added that code to all files I’ve uploaded, thank you so much!!