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I have a suggestion, that perhaps on or here on this site you give full-written instructions on adding, and changing MediaWiki software via your site. I am also wondering what User Rights come by Default of MediaWiki? Thanks Superdadsuper (talk) 01:46, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

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For being the most patient helper at IRC today, even when the problem moved from gerrit to git to python to win etc. Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 19:17, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

Thanks for helpful post..... Sharma8619 (talk) 06:30, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
Kinahara (talkcontribs)

Hi Aaron,

I am a new admin to wiki for my company. We currently use the FlaggedRevs extension for pages in certain categories that the powers that be want to be reviewed before changes are made public. I've recently received a request to set up groups of reviewers that are restricted to reviewing only certain categories of pages. My understanding of the extension is that you set people up with the 'reviewer' permission and they can review all categories of pages, so it's an 'all or nothing' situation. Is that correct, or is there a way to set people up with reviewer/approver permission to only certain categories?

Thank you in advance!


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Some ConfirmAccount localisation strings not available on

Oergell (talkcontribs)

Hi Aaron

For the language Cymraeg/Welsh (code: cy) only a small list of ConfirmAccount strings are available for translation on

Can you add the latest strings to please? If so I can add the translations for this language.

I wonder if other languages have good coverage or not.

If this is the wrong place for this request I am sorry. Do please advise if I need to go elsewhere.

I love the extension - very useful for keeping a wiki nice and spam-free!

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Matta1415 (talkcontribs)

Hi Aron,

I recently registered on and would want to update my profile page (biography).

The page says I need to be a member of group Wiki Users to be able to edit my own page, and the help wiki for User_rights_and_groups instructs users to ask a bureaucrat for permission.

I'm wondering how to proceed. Do I request to join the group or do I request a specific edit to my biography?, and from whom?

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ConfirmAccount: Prune on every rejection?

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

Hi Aaron,

thx for ConfirmAccount.

Issue 1: after Admin rejects an account request, the same username/email cannot submit another request., until next prune.

If i want to prune after every rejection, i would call runAutoMaintenance, correct?

Where's the best place to put the call? Can you share a code-snippet?

Issue 2: i refreshed the following 2 pages, 30 times each. Shouldn't that trigger a prune? But, users still cannot submit another request.

Topic on SupportDesk:


Thx! Johny

Johnywhy (talkcontribs)

I think the call to runAutoMaintenance should be placed in function rejectRequest, in file \extensions\ConfirmAccount\business\AccountConfirmSubmission.php

Specifically, i think it can go directly under:

# Clear cache for notice of how many account requests there are
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Conradrock (talkcontribs)

Hi Aaron,

I saw that this extension is now in "not maintained" status and I've been playing around with it extensively. Would it be ok to add some stuff to it and start maintaining it or post any proposed changes to git if you would like to maintain it still? Thanks!

Aaron Schulz (talkcontribs)

It's obsolete, given the current SwiftFileBackend.php in the core code.

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Database Error when creating a new account.

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This is the message after submitting "creating new user":

Database error

A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software.

Jasper Deng (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

Sorry, I am new in mediawiki. I didn't know that. So, my server is messaging "error 500" by trying to update my mw installation. any clue? (talkcontribs)

"Fatal error: Class 'ConfirmAccountUISetup' not found in /home/webpages/lima-city/creativeofficewiki/html/extensions/ConfirmAccount/ConfirmAccount.php on line 42"

Wdfgea (talkcontribs)

This message appears when trying to reach my ""

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Password Field in Confirm Acounts

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I am using Confirm Account with PluggableAuth (Cindy Cicalease, author)So far all seems to work until I try to approve an Account Request, then I get an error on the password array. It seems that Plugableauth, in order to provide autologon/logon via outside authentication, turns off the password requirement and the prompts for entering password. Would it be possible to get the password in your Confirm Account extension to have the password be an optional field?

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Zache (talkcontribs)

Hi, Finnish Wikipedia is currently using Flagged Revisions so that all articles are tracked and latest version of the article is shown and i was wondering what happens if we switch to FR protected mode.

Is it so that all articles are still tracked and with default settings everybody is autoreviewed (including IP users)? If that works is it possible to protect almost all articles so that minimum level for autoreview would be 'autoreview' user group (eg same than before protected mode)

If this works with the finnish Wikipedia do you think that it would be possible to use protected mode for all articles in big wikipedias like dewiki, plwiki or ruwiki? Or is there likely bugs or performance problems.

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Berdea (talkcontribs)

Bonjour Aaron

Comme je vois que tu peux t'exprimer en français, je le fais, c'est plus facile pour moi.

Depuis quelque temps il est demandé une confirmation quand on demande une purge d'une page. Je ne sais pas si tu es à l'origine de cette procédure, si tu es dans l'équipe qui l'a mise en place ou au moins si tu es bien informé de cela.

Cela nous pose un problème quand on veut rafraichir une image aléatoire par exemple (je peux te donner des informations complémentaires). Serait-il possible de supprimer cette procédure ? Tiens-moi informé.


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