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.

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  • 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.
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  • This is not a place to discuss what is micronationalism or any other discussion. Limit talks to MicroWiki proper.

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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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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]

Griefing

Since microwiki has a pretty loopholish definition on griefing can someone answer me about if adding that something is a joke or a person that recognizes a nation the other nation doesnt recognize is griefing The Kingdom of Liveno (talk) 21:50, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I make a friend able to edit a draft?

I am new to microwiki, and while I was able to make a microwiki article/page, I would like to be able to make it able to be edited by a friend of mine. So how can I make that work? AKingOfSwisazia (talk) 22:37, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flag

Can we add a section on our Micronation's page detailing our micronation's flag, or do we have to make a separate page for it? New Eastonstein (talk) 19:01, 18 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

lost a draft page and cant find it

i was working on a draft called Flussende republic and i changed some thing then it disappeared and cant find it Flussende Republic (talk) 07:47, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go to the top of your screen and click on "Contributions." You should find it there. Liahonia.gov (talk) 01:14, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

nowiki

i removed all of the <nowiki> in my draft to stop plain text or whatever it said but there is still plain text StatesofTiwi (talk) 19:21, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page changed to another’s micronation

Hello! I am asking a question regarding Unitary Republic of Bir Tawil. This used to be the page for my micronation, however, someone else added their flag and other information to it. Can I revert it back? I do know you can’t “own” pages. I am not very familiar with all of the rules here, so I am asking. The user is Jamaikaa and they left the comment "Changed the type of government as the previous ruler of former "Unitary Republic of Bir Tawil" has made no effort in keeping it's independence. Therefore I have established a Free Republic and put the micronation under my rule. My Website can be found at www.birtawilgov.xyz"

Thank you! Bir Tawil Minister (talk) 13:01, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The other claimant has the same content at Free Republic of Bir Tawil, so I've restored Unitary Republic of Bir Tawil to before they hijacked it. ADAMVS PRIMVS IMPERATOR 13:37, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SVG

Hello I need some help converting the files of my country: Kingdom of Insburg to svg. Thank you for considering me. Trykolo (talk) 14:06, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spamming

A user, who name is MattL, deleted my all drafts and article. Please help me for this spamming KuzY16 (talk) 14:24, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@KuzY16: Hello, I am an administrator. The pages were deleted because they contained little to no content. Please do not create short articles, instead, utilize a draft or a sandbox. Thanks. 🍸 MattL (talk) 15:00, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why is the visual editor not appearing for my own page???

Ok so basically whenever I am editing my own draft for MicroWiki, the only "tab" that comes up at the top is "edit source", how can I get it to also show just the simple "edit" tab? because I really want to use the visual editor ALFTOTSKALEADER (talk) 21:18, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

why i dont have "move" page?

i tried to add "show hidden page" to get "move page" but i didn't get it (same with @battlestar)

idk (talk) 11:41, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kingdom of Saen Delete

Hey admins i can you please approve the main page of sean cause i submit day a day my hand is hurts cause of that i making the page 1 - 3hrs and any admins delete i submit my old page which is Republic of Philip but i return it's already Deleted It's been a long time im in microwiki but i can action it so plss action for this all my work is Deleted already..

I hope admins or owner see this King sean (talk) 09:25, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I am not a mod, but i would like to warn you that spamming your article in the draft review section is not gonna help. ALFTOTSKALEADER

I can't publish the article

Please tell me why I can't post a page about my micronation? I copied the article template, made changes, but there is no "publish" button anywhere. Mikhail of Burgundy (talk) 16:19, 6 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mikhail of Burgundy: There is a blue button labeled "submit draft for review" on the notice on top of your page. 🍸 MattL (talk) 00:14, 8 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do i delete files/photos?

i tried deleting and reuploading my coat of arms but i couldnt how do i do it? Maemae (talk) 18:00, 7 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I find out if I was able to send a draft for review?

I am sending a draft for review, and this appears:

Draft review request for Grand Duchy of the Burgundians (9,549 bytes)
Draft submitted by: Mikhail of Burgundy (talk) 02:56, 8 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is this normal, or did I do something wrong? Mikhail of Burgundy (talk) 02:56, 8 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mikhail of Burgundy: That is intended behavior and if you see that box it means your draft was indeed submitted. 🍸 MattL (talk) 03:19, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with copyright!

Hello! I'm not really sure what to do here, so any help in figuring this issue out would be greatly appreciated. I believe someone has used my work without my permission. This file is the "First Great Flag of Kyzakia.png", and I believe I have seen the same thing as "Essizianflag.png". Although the flag is flipped from mine, the colors, order (aside from it being flipped), and proportions are the exact same. (I believe). This is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed, Should they be crediting me for my work? Thank you so much for any help! Mrdudeguy (talk) 00:20, 15 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mrdudeguy: Hiya! Due to the nature of tricolors, it is difficult to call the Essizian flag a derivative. It is impossible to assume ownership of any combination of three colored rectangles let alone know if a certain combination is already used by someone else. In this scenario they do not have to credit you, however, if the exact flag image was used in other media, e.g. as part of a collage, they would have to indicate you as an author of that asset. I hope this clears it up. :) 🍸 MattL (talk) 03:10, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editing in two

Good evening, I have one question about editing MikroWiki with friend : can main editor of article make me like second editor, so we can together edit that article at same time ? Roman Kovář III. (talk) 20:23, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Roman Kovář III.: Hi! Nobody can "own" a MicroWiki page and a user does not need anyone else's permission to make edits, as long as those edits are constructive. 🍸 MattL (talk) 03:15, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Labels in infoboxes

How do I make extra labels in infoboxes to clarify notes? Tierramica (talk) 17:56, 31 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tierramica: As shown in Infobox country documentation, you can use the |footnote_a-h parameters, as long as you mark what you want to clarify with <sup>a-h</sup> at the end of the line. Basically, add the superscript note letter to whatever needs clarification, and then fill in the corresponding footnote parameter with the explanation. The infobox allows for using letters A through H. 🍸 MattL (talk) 21:17, 31 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do you change a drafts name?

How do I change a drafts name? The Empire of Asdeskia (talk) 00:22, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can't change a draft's name because the move feature is disabled to prevent people from moving drafts to the mainspace without them being approved. If you just leave a note at the top of the page asking an admin to change the page title upon publication they will be able to do that for you. 𝄞 StrubberContributions 00:37, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why is bold not working

Whenever I try to bold something on a page it does not bold. Look this should be bolded Bc66 (talk) 13:38, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is appearing as bold on my end. Do you potentially have a setting on your computer that could be messing with text appearing bold? 𝄞 StrubberContributions 14:46, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bc66: What operating system are you using? Many users of Linux (and derivatives such as ChromeOS) have been reporting bold and italic text as broken. 🍸 MattL (talk) 22:01, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move Draft Page

Hello, can someone move my page Draft:The Act of Territorial Gains (2024) to the main namespace as I do not have access to the move feature. Also, can someone review and approve Draft:Pacifico. Thanks, Diegg24 16:50, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I add images

How do I add images

Theolamicronation (talk) 21:35, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion

If it's possible can you delete all my files, uploads, drafts, and remaining articles if there are any. Also is it possible to delete this account as well as the Masiman account? Thank You.

File deletion

I uploaded alot of images when using MicroWiki and if they are still public can you please delete them. Thank You. Kirnistan dude (talk) 16:30, 13 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minimum page size

What is the minimum size for pages? MeoweCat (talk) 07:22, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The draft of my page was rejected

The draft of my page was rejected. I have corrected the comments. How do I submit a revised draft for review? I can't find the buttons! Mikhail of Burgundy (talk) 04:18, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Submission declined

The draft of my page, submitted for review, was declined. I edited the page and saved the changes. What should I do next? I tried to find the "publish" button, but I didn't find it. Mikhail of Burgundy (talk) 03:54, 25 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UsUser Namer

How To Change My User Name? M.Noraei (talk) 10:52, 26 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]