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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)

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

ConfirmAccount Permissions

Cmthom (talkcontribs)

I am getting the following error

Permission error

You do not have permission to review and accept accounts, for the following reason:

You are not allowed to execute the action you have requested.

I have the following set in my "LocalSettings.php" file:

require_once "$IP/extensions/ConfirmAccount/ConfirmAccount.php";

$wgMakeUserPageFromBio = false;

$wgAutoWelcomeNewUsers = true;

$wgConfirmAccountRequestFormItems = [

	'UserName'        => [ 'enabled' => true ],
	'RealName'        => [ 'enabled' => true ],
	'Biography'       => [ 'enabled' => false, 'minWords' => 50 ],
	'AreasOfInterest' => [ 'enabled' => false ],
	'CV'              => [ 'enabled' => false ],
	'Notes'           => [ 'enabled' => true ],
	'Links'           => [ 'enabled' => false ],
	'TermsOfService'  => [ 'enabled' => false ],


$wgConfirmAccountContact = '';

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['confirmaccount-notify'] = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['confirmaccount'] = true;

Installed software

Product Version
MediaWiki 1.31.8
PHP 7.3.18 (cgi-fcgi)
MySQL 5.7.30-log
ICU 55.1
BlueSpice (Credits) 3.1.8
Lua 5.1.5
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DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

Hi. I noticed that you are listed as an OAuth administrator here, but that group was migrated to meta wiki, and no longer has any user rights associated with it here. Any objections to removal? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:46, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

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Neolexx (talkcontribs)
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ConfirmAccount account confirmation emails

Chadberg (talkcontribs)

I'd like to customize the email sent when an account is confirmed. I'dve thought that would be the confirmaccount-email-body and related System Messages text strings. The corresponding requestaccount text is used as expected. However, what I see sent by email is the text from createaccount-text. I can modify the sent message there, but wonder if I've missed a step in doing it the right way. Thanks for any insights.

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ConfirmAccount new user welcome message?

DrinkBoy (talkcontribs)

Aaron, pardon me if this isn't the right way to deal with this. I "just" created a MediaWiki site, and your extension has been the first one I've installed so far.

I noticed that after installing your extension, a "user talk" message is posted to the users that I confirm. It is along the lines of:

"Welcome to Chanticleer Society! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! DrinkBoy"

I've tried searching through MediaWiki, as well as various settings on my site and can't find out where this is coming from? I would like to change it to better reflect some of the duties, responsibilities, and suggested activities for new users.

Is this something your extension is doing? If so, how do I change it, if not, do you have any hints on how I might be able to find it?



Chadberg (talkcontribs)

Robert, This is found in the SystemMessages area, and if you go into Special Pages and into the System Messages, and look through you'll find this text and can edit it.

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Optimizing a 16gig database

1 (talkcontribs)

I have no idea on how to do this.

How much would you charge me to optimize this large database?

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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
Johnywhy (talkcontribs)
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