User talk:Duesentrieb

Latest comment: 1 year ago by in topic Hello Duesentrieb

Dear Duesentrieb, Welcome to!

Yes, Welcome! This site is dedicated to the documentation of the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site a beneficial documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks, and regards, -PatPeter, MediaWiki Support Team 23:08, 6 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Me at the German Wikipedia: Duesentrieb. That's my primary account, so if I don't respond here, try on my talk page there.

Me at the Commons: Duesentrieb.

Me at the Meta: Duesentrieb.

Me at the English Wikipedia: Gearloose. I'm not there often.

Hehe, herzlich willkommen :D --:Bdk: 18:51, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes rob, it's me. -- Duesentrieb 00:31, 17 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi Duesentrieb, Hoping you can help, we are using your News extension on our new intranet however it isn't working. This is the code I am using however it is pulling any namespace through and it doesn't link back to the pages they are referring to.

<news limit="20" unique="unique" namespaces="News">
* [[{{{pagename}}}]] ({{{timeanddate}}})

If you can help my e-mail is



Hi Duesentrieb, I am using the HTMLets extension in my wiki to include some other files (tables of data) on my server. I noticed however, that if you use PDFExport, the content is not printed in the PDF, only the tags with the filename. Is there are way that the extension could be modified to include the page in the export?

Thank you! SpartanGuy07 (talk) 15:29, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Displaying Watchers in PageBy[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb. I've extended the PageBy code, adding a "watchers" parameter. If you set it true, it displays who is watching the page, in the same manner the contributors are displayed.

I administer a wiki and this feature has been one of the most requested by our users. I'm sure others would be interested in this feature. Would you like me to send you this code to add it to the PageBy extension? -- Robert Thew 13:54, 17 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can put a patch on Extension:PageBy or the talk page. Not sure if I would want to add it... the feature is cool, but it would make more sense to have it as a separate extension IMHO.
Thanks for sharing your code :) -- Duesentrieb 15:38, 17 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

regarding User_talk:[edit]

discussion imported from there:

If you really want to contribute useful content, talk to us, be sinsible, don't start a crusade. As every wiki, this place has conventions. As in any other wiki, contributions that don't meet those conventions are moved/removed/changed. -- Duesentrieb 14:20, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you kidding? This place is ruled by User:Robchurch and his friends. He is vandalizing , simply deleting away content, making flase edit summaries, marks deletions as minor, blocks User:Tobias Conradi without giving a reason. Vandalizies Tobias' user and Tobias' talk page. User:Robchurch should be blocked.

  • You have been blocked for vandalizing his user page. That's a very valid reason.
  • Reverts are automatically marked as minor - since the don't contribute content.
  • "ruled by User:Robchurch and his friends" basically means "MediaWiki developers". Which is exactly who this wiki should be maintained by, don't you think?
  • Your actions over the last few days pretty much disqualify you to make any complaint about people being rude. Crossposting accusations would get you blocked from any wiki.
  • When your contributions on a wiki are undone, look for consensus, don't pick a fight. -- Duesentrieb 17:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

mediawiki ca[edit]

Perhaps this is not the way, but. Would you help me?

I need help at the main-page ca, MediaWiki/ca . I don't understand the reason why the older news (Informacions antigues ), appear in the front (main-page). Allman

Sorry, I have no clue about the main page template system. -- Duesentrieb 21:58, 27 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed. --HappyDog 17:18, 23 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


For some reason, when I used Makesysop, it didn't work! What do I need to do to make it work like the Wikimedia wikis??

I tried to set rights for "User:Westholm@northmidlandswiki" but it said no such user existed, even though I have an installation with this user.

What should I do to get it working and to make it work like the Wikimedia meta wiki?? --Westholm 12:43, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

what exactly does "I have an installation with this user" mean? Makesysop only works for its "own" installation. Other than that, I have no idea. I never looked at Makesysop. Why are you asking me? -- Duesentrieb 12:56, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension Matrix[edit]

A HappyDog!

Fantastic page - thank you. You make a HappyDog very happy :-) --HappyDog 02:09, 22 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm glad someone is using it :P -- Duesentrieb 17:35, 23 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SimpleFeed extension[edit]

Regarding Extension:SimpleFeed,

Firstly, thanks for inforrming me of an XSS flaw in my extension.However, I am a little unsure where the flaw(s) is/are. Before anything gets sent back to the page it is parsed using $parser->parse. This seems to escape any HTML chars such as <. Is this not sufficient, or am I overlooking something else? Thanks in advance!

Jonnylamb 12:44, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oops, you are right, my bad - I missed the parser call at the bottom. Calling the variable holding the unparsed wikitext "itemhtml" added to the confusion :) I'll remove the warning. Thanks for looking into it. -- Duesentrieb 14:25, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah I see- I'll clean up the variable names ASAP. Thanks again for looking into it though! Jonnylamb 16:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Applet extension[edit]


I see you noticed a huge vulnerability in the Applet extension that I posted. I want to fix that. Do you have any examples of validation code that I can use to exclude characters with special meaning?

Thanks,Sanchom 15:49, 29 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

htmlspecialchars -- Duesentrieb 19:56, 29 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Considering your News Extension[edit]

I have posted a patch for MW < 1.10 on the talk page of the extension. Jean-Lou Dupont 19:24, 29 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hm, as far as I know it's not always safe to recycle the parser... but how's that related to 1.9 compatibility anyway? Cloning the parser should work in earlier version too. Can you supply a diff of your changes? that would make it mach easier for me to see what you did. -- Duesentrieb 13:13, 31 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SVN access[edit]

Do you think I could get SVN access for the extensions I have crafted? Jean-Lou Dupont 12:37, 31 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To get SVN access, post patches to Bugzilla. Do some small improvements / bug fixes. Maybe submit some extensions that way. Someone will review your patches and apply them (or complain to you). At some point, people will know your work well enough, and be tired of committing for you - and you'll get commit access. -- Duesentrieb 13:10, 31 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GG Extension[edit]

I've write something in Extension_talk:GG but I don't understand what you mean. Why I should use htmlspecialhars for a digit input variable? -- 22:26, 19 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disambiguating extensions[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb. I saw this conversation and thought I should let you know that there is precedent for disambiguation pages to be held in the extension namespace (e.g. [1] [2]). Personally I think this is fine. The early disambiguation pages were designed to deal with extensions that have the same name (e.g. there were several that were just called 'calendar') without giving any undue prominence, but the way that page has evolved to include all calendar-style extensions is, I think, quite useful, and best kept within the extension namespace. --HappyDog 01:38, 2 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amazon extensions[edit]

I created the Amazon extensions. How do I make it XSS proof? Any tip on how to escape in javascript. Thanks! 05:57, 8 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First of all, post at the bottom of talk pages.
You can use Xml::escapeJsString to make safe javascript strings. Test with nasty stuff, like '"<>&\ -- Duesentrieb 21:31, 8 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I have changed the code to use Xml::escapeJsString instead of htmlspecialchars. 00:53, 9 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for telling one more wiki PHP code for Extension:Anysite![edit]

Thanks.. --Gabeyg 21:56, 8 May 2007 (UTC)GabeygReply[reply]

Extension matrix & sub-pages[edit]

Hi - please see this comment. --HappyDog 01:25, 21 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I put the Categorytree in my wiki but it didn´t work !!!

I edit with:

<categorytree>User Pages</categorytree> <categorytree>Sysops</categorytree>

and I put the lines below in my LocalSettings.php

$wgUseAjax = true; require_once( 'extensions/CategoryTree/CategoryTree.php' );

What is happening ? Could you help me, please ?



RDF extension : download dead[edit]


der Link zu auf die Extension:RDF-Seite ist Tot.

The link to seems to be dead. redirects to, which hasn't got the gz-file

Danke ! -- 10:25, 7 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uh, what does that have to do with me? I can't do anything about it... -- Duesentrieb 23:37, 13 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
At Extension:RDF you're listed as one of the authors, and on the same page the same dead download link is provided, so I assumed you could do something about it. Like providing another link for a download. --

Huh, interresting. I talked a lot about this stuff with Evan back when he started this stuff, but he wrote all the code. I didn't even know I was mentioned on that page :) I guess Evan was being overly nice... -- Duesentrieb 11:34, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would you be overly nice and respond to the Extension talk:CategoryTree questions as mentioned below? Thanks. —Eep² 07:43, 25 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension Player[edit]

Can you add the mp3 format on THE Extension PlayeR? - Zizanzu

CategoryTree suggestions[edit]

Well, I tried contacting you on the German Wikipedia but you never replied so now I'm trying here. Please see Extension talk:CategoryTree#Articles in more than one Category for suggestions starting there (and other recent discussions that have gone unanswered...) —Eep² 10:45, 22 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll respond there.
I'm currently studying for my final exam... I have accumulated a backlock of more than 100 mails, wiki messages and bug reports i need to deal with... sorry.
-- Duesentrieb  13:41, 25 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension Matrix Type Page for Hooks?[edit]

Hi. If we added a category and a proper Template:MediaWikiHook to every hook page, would you be willing to modify User:DuesenBot to create and maintain a table similar to this: Manual:Hooks#Alphabetical_list_of_hooks? Thanks. --Cneubauer 19:10, 28 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would be nice, but I don't have time right now. Ask again in a month or two :) -- Duesentrieb 21:19, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, its been two months or so :). Any time to look at this again? --Cneubauer 13:29, 12 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Upload from Web - Thanks![edit]

Re: MW:Project:Support_desk#Upload_File_from_URL Thanks for the quick help. I can't believe that didn't come up in all my Google searching.

I've added the following to LocalSettings.php and the Special:Upload page has changed to show both 'local' and 'web' upload boxes, however the Web upload one is grayed out. Am I missing something?

$wgAllowCopyUploads = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['upload_by_url'] = true;

Thanks again, -Blckdmnd99 13:40, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There are checkboxes (or more accurately, radiobuttons) to the left of the two fields (file and url). Click the one to the left of the URL field to activate it (this will also grey out the file field). If this doesn't work for you, please try again with a different browser, and report it as a bug, clearly stating with which browsers on which OS it does or does not work. Disabling JavaScript would be another option to try.
Btw, you shouldn't need to thouch $wgGroupPermissions to use this - at least I didn't have to when testing this. -- Duesentrieb 20:56, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ooops, seems to be restricted to sysop (admin) per default. -- Duesentrieb 21:05, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think I've narrowed it down. The issue occurs on Firefox, IE6, and Safari cross platform but based on the error 'toggle_element_activation' I see in Firefox, it looks like this has to do with MediaWiki Javascript Support Functions. Not sure exactly what that means but I'm thinking I'm missing something in my custom themes that I need to incorporate. Thanks again. Blckdmnd99 14:23, 19 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Turns out I was missing the closing '>' on my opening <html> tag in my skin. Not sure why that didn't break a ton of other stuff but it's working now! Thanks again. Blckdmnd99 14:43, 19 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot requests[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb. Just a quick note to let you know that I have just created Project:Bot requests. I don't know if you are interested in dealing with any of the requests there, but if so drop me a line. Cheers. --HappyDog 20:12, 15 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please delete my crap[edit]

Hi Gyro Gearloose,

May I have a question with you, Sir? Could you help me implement the erasing of my bad named files which are already in use with their proper names? In case of yes, there are some cyber lemon drops available. In case of no, have a nice time for the rest of your life. De-Arapaima.mp3.OGG De-Fische.mp3.OGG De-Gewässer.mp3.OGG De-Karpfen-plural.mp3.OGG teacoolish 23:15 2007-10-27

Uh, that would be on Commons, yes? Why are you asking that here? And why are you asking me? simply tag them with {{badname|Image:the better name.ogg}}. -- Duesentrieb 09:13, 28 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to make portals[edit]

I have put some resources together from your post and suggestion on documenting Project:Support_desk#How_to_make_portals (which nobody responded to). --Zven 01:22, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem with extension matrix[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb - please see this comment regarding a problem with the Extension Matrix. --HappyDog 00:39, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support team[edit]

Any interest in joining the MediaWiki Support Team?

Also I am going to put a warning message on the top of your page and see if you like it, just so that people start going to the support desk instead. -PatPeter, MediaWiki Support Team 17:02, 30 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


TalkHere looks like a a great extension, but I am running 1.11 and it doesn't seem to work. Has there been any fixes found for this? I've installed the latest trunk of TalkHere, but no go. Just shows up at the bottom, without CSS, and non functional. Any ideas, would love to have this working on my site. Thanks--Rovo 17:10, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Works fine for me with on [1], currently using 12.alpha, and using 1.11 before that. -- Duesentrieb 22:30, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Dear Duesentrieb, I install Gadget extension on, but after installation I can't see MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition in the page the users definition. Please help me.--Дмитрий Гавриков 04:17, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's not there unless you create it. -- Duesentrieb 08:35, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see test:Usertalk:Splarka#general comments. Thanks in advance. Best regards Gangleri 03:48, 19 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Daniel, I got some trouble using the Gadgets extension. After activating the extension in LocalSettings.php, I've defined this Gadgets with their proper .js and .css requirements:

  • site[ResourceLoader|default|dependencies=mediawiki.util,jquery.mwExtension,ext.gadget.enwp-boxes]|site.js|site.css
  • HotCat[ResourceLoader]|HotCat.js

After the gadget 'site' is active, I get following error message in my Chrome Developer Tools:

load.php:5359 - "Uncaught Error: Unknown dependency: ext.gadget.enwp-boxes"

As a result, the WYSIWYG-Editor is not shown in editing mode any more. In addition, the second Gadget 'HotCat' is not working. With the gadget 'site' deactivated, the 'HotCat' and the WYSIWYG-Editor are working properly.

Unfortunatelly I can't find any information neither about this problem nor about 'ext.gadget.enwp-boxes'.

Some infos about my system setup:

  • MediaWiki: 1.20.2
  • PHP: 5.3.3-7+squeeze14 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL: 5.1.66-0+squeeze1
  • Installed extensions: CategoryTree, ParserFunctions (Version 1.4.1), Widgets (Version 0.9.2), CategoryMembersOnSidebar (Version 1.0.1), Gadgets (b011bc8), Vector (Version 0.3.0), WikiEditor (Version 0.3.1)

Thanks in advance -- Jobst (talk) 11:25, 19 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Got it working, after discovering the <gadget-section-hidden>. So just include the following in your MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition:
* enwp-boxes[ResourceLoader|rights=hidden|hidden]|enwp-boxes.css
and paste the content of Gadget-enwp-boxes.css in your version. -- Jobst (talk) 18:56, 19 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension Matrix scrolling[edit]

I think I found a cause for the horizontal scrolling. (Though I'm not sure how to fix it.) See my comment in Talk:Extension_Matrix#Scrolling. - Pronoiac 10:02, 29 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, could you help me with Extension:ContactPage? I added this into my LocalSettings:

$wgContactUser = '<my name>';
$wgContactSender = '<my e-mail>' . $wgServerName;
$wgContactSenderName = '<organisation>' . $wgSitename;

But I still don't receive the e-mails... I hope you can help me with this. Regards, 15:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Check if normal wiki-mail works ("email this user"). If it doesn't, fix it :) -- Duesentrieb 20:57, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It works... ;) Regards, 16:23, 19 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Duesentrieb, On the matrix page I can see my extension as "WARNING: failed to fetch Extension:AjaxWhosOnline". I have a feeling this might be the result of moving it from Extension:WhosOnlineAjax to Extension:AjaxWhosOnline. I thought it was a bright idea at the time but now it appears to be fubar'ed. Before I go mucking around with any more bright ideas I thought I'd ask you how to proceed. Regards --Supertick 15:43, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perhaps can you have a look...[edit]


I'm a french guy ; so, first, I have to apologize for my poor English speaking level.

I post this message on your talk page, because I am proposing a new Extension : Extension:WikiMindMap. Personally, I think the idea is good :-) ; but my competence in programming are very limited. So I have a lot of difficulties to finalise the job, especially concerning the usage of a javascript script.

Seeing your Gadgets extension, I comes to you to ask if you know someone who should be able to give me some helps.

Best regards--Eric Larcher 13:22, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since this afternoon, I have solved this issue (i.e. the usage of a javascript script) by using your Gadgets extension (thanks a lot !). But I have still some works to do before WikiMindMap becomes a decent extension ! --Eric Larcher 18:21, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MIME types[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb, thank you for improving my solution. Can you maybe add the approriate lines to Manual:Mime type detection? Thanks in advance, --Flominator 10:24, 20 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uh? They are already there? to quote the example for mime.types:
 text/xml xml xsl xslt rss rdf
 application/zip zip jar xpi  sxc stc  sxd std   sxi sti   sxm stm   sxw stw  
 application/msword doc xls ppt
you need to find out what the mime type is, and assign the file extension to that. is that so unclear? -- Duesentrieb 13:22, 20 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request to change an extension name in the extension matrix[edit]

Hi, It's Ido from We have an extension page here. We changed its name and moved the content to here, just wanted to ask to change it in the matrix as well. Thanks! IdoSet 12:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes the in history of extension matrix, you can see that it updates on a regular basis. You method of moving content probably wasn't the best, you just made new page called Extension:VideoWiki, and left the old page Extension:KalturaCollaborativeVideo, if you had used the move tab you would have made a redirect and all the history would have transported across for the article. I will try and fix... --Zven 23:48, 31 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is now fixed --Zven 01:34, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How did you hide the "Category" word from the word "Manual" in the category tree of the page?[edit]

Since the mode is "page", Mediawiki gives me "Category:Manual", how to get rid of this "category" word? Congratulations for the page/extension. Thanks!

This changed in the version of CategoryTree fro MediaWiki 1.13: the category: prefix is hidden per default, the exact hehavior is controlled by the hideprefix option. This is described in detail on Extension:CategoryTree -- Duesentrieb 19:39, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension Matrix not updating[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb - the last edit by DuesenBot was at 09:41 on 11 June 2008. Any chance you could look into this sometime? --HappyDog 23:42, 15 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Needs a complete rewrite, we have too many extensions :) I have no clue when i will get around to it. -- Duesentrieb 23:33, 2 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

my extention not working[edit]

i installed media wiki and upload embedvedio extention in . but there is error. can you help me? 06:16, 30 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nope. Because I don't know anything about that extension, and you didn's say what the error is. Perhaps try to ask the extension's author, and provide some more details?... -- Duesentrieb 23:35, 2 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lockdown Bug[edit]

Hi Duesentrieb. I'm looking to use Lockdown on my wiki, but Mifter has discovered a bug in it. Nuking the page is still possible, and the "attacker" can go into the Special:Undelete page to get the copy of the deleted revision. Could you fix it, please? Cmelbye 00:35, 4 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hm... not really. I hook into the UserCan function, and MediaWiki should always call it to check if a user hast the permission to perform a given action. Can you please explain exactly which rights where denied/given to the "attacking" user, and what the attack scenario ist? Was the "undelete" permission involved?
As a workaround, you should be able to restrict access to Special:Undelete. -- Duesentrieb 13:31, 4 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hallo Düsentrieb! I just found your extension Polyglot, thank you for it. On your next version could you please correct a spelling error in the name of these two settings? $wfPolyglotExcemptNamespaces and $wfPolyglotExcemptTalkPages should be $wfPolyglotExemptNamespaces and $wfPolyglotExemptTalkPages. Thank you! Capmo 15:32, 23 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need a little help here[edit]

im trying to get the category tree to list pages under subcategories instead of listing more sub categories. i added the defualt tag to localsettings but it didnt seem to help.

$wgUseAjax = true;
$wgCategoryTreeDefaultOptions['mode'] = 'pages';

is that correct?

ive tried a view things but i just cant figure out how to make this work. here is the page im trying to get this to work on. all i want it to do is list the pages under the categories and not just the subs.[2]

any help would be great Thanks

I think what you want is this:
    $wgCategoryTreeCategoryPageMode = CT_MODE_PAGES;
-- Duesentrieb 19:54, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks so much that worked perfectly!

Me again[edit]

once again my wiki is [] i want to disable the talk here comment box on my main page. how can do that? im ever grateful for any help you can give.

Language Selector in Searchbox[edit]


excuse me for asking ... but is there an easy hack to put the language switcher in or directly under the search box?

I see the options for putting it in the portlet but I was hoping it could be possible to put it directly under searchbox.

Thanks in advance. --Nonegiven108 15:45, 11 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quick bugfix report. I do not know if this is universal or related to my skin.
When using Languageselector in the portlet, I find that although the Mediawiki pages change language, the actual language in the selector does not ... until one refreshes the page.
Don't know if this helps. I am using GuMaxDD skin. --Nonegiven108 02:58, 12 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Appropedia assistance[edit]

Hey, I was wondering whether you are interested in joining Appropedia; we currently need someone with experience in the wiki-software; see More precisely, we need to add some extensions/semantic updates to automate a few things (ie member listing, ...). Let me/us know if you're intrested or if you know someone that might be intrested. User:KVDP|KVDP (at wikipedia) 10:44, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Problem with HTMlets under PHP 5.3.x[edit]

Hello Daniel, have a look here please Extension_talk: HTMLets#Not_working_with_PHP_5.3.x. Can you help? --Master on EN 17:59, 11 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem with Polyglot and LanguageSelector[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the Polyglot extension. You wrote it work with the LanguageSelector extension, but when saving a new wiki I got the following error:

Fatal error: Cannot use object of type OutputPage as array in (supressed)/extensions/LanguageSelector/LanguageSelector.php on line 206

Any idea?

posted on 2010/06/29 17:30 (UTC)


I left a question for you here. Thanks, Tisane 16:13, 16 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

lockdown bug account creation restriction[edit]

When I used "$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;" unregistered users could create accounts until I disabled your extension. Morgankevinj 17:59, 26 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LockDown bug at page include[edit]

Hello, I found a bug in the Lockdown functions when I made a include to an unautorized restriction page from a restricted user.

For example you have the page named: << Restricted:password >>

Another user (from outside of the group 'Restricted') create a page with contents: {{:Restricted:password}} sintax, he will be able to see the

page without permissions. Please email me if you could fix this issue.

Thanks in advance d i e g o s a n c h o <AT> g m a i l . c o m

Problem with an extension[edit]

I started a discussion here, about Lockdown.

Inquisitor Sasha Ehrenstein aus dem Sturmkrieg Sector (Talk) (Contributions) 19:08, 14 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem loading data. Please wait a moment and try again.[edit]


In my site, click all [+] wil show this errom: Problem loading data.Please wait a moment and try again.
No matter in category page or Special:Categories page.

Here is the version info for my site:
MediaWiki 1.20.0
PHP 5.3.16
MySQL 5.1.66

Thank you!--JoesSR (talk) 15:01, 16 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to keep CategoryTree stayed opened after clicking any category in sidebar in Vector skin?[edit]

When I am going down in one category and subcategories (depth 5-6), after loading the specified category , the category tree is folded again. Is there any chance the tree stays opened? Please reply ASAP... How to keep nodes expaneded even after clicking any category from the tree?Any code changes to be done in Categorytree extension? It would be great to have the tree expanded to the current page after clicking any article , so that the users can get a quick impression about the location of the current article in the overall context.--Satyamcompany (talk) 14:49, 29 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Servus! Irgendwann im Dezember, I asked for the Polyglot extension to be converted to git (I use the Polyglot extension on OmegaWiki, it works great!).

I did tell them clearly that I was not a developer of that extension, however they put me as "Gerrit project owners for the Polyglot extension." and identified me as an author in Extension:Polyglot as I just found out. So, just to tell you, I am not stealing your extension, and would gladly have you instead of me as project owner, as it should be. Now of course if you don't plan to maintain the extension, I can do it, since I use it on OmegaWiki, and I regularly keep up to date with the latest versions of MW.

Ah du bist doch auch Daniel Kinzler aus Wikidata :-). Now I must merge your two personalities in my brain. --Kip (talk) 09:33, 31 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for comment/TitleValue[edit]

Hi, Requests for comment/TitleValue is being considered as one of the RFCs to be discussed at the RFC review on 2013-11-06 via IRC. We hope you can make it. Otherwise please propose an alternative at the RFC talk page or discuss with the architects. Thank you!--Qgil (talk) 00:14, 5 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension:Lockdown - Sperrn für alle außer...[edit]

Moin! Gibt es eine Funktion um bestimmte Seiten aus der IT-Administration nur für die User1 und User2 zur Bearbeitung bzw. zum Lesen freizugeben? Alle anderen sind gesperrt. --JanTappenbeck (talk) 12:28, 10 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is it still up-to-date? --Ricordisamoa 20:42, 2 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension:Gadgets update for MW 1.26?[edit]

First of all, thank you very much for wrote Extension:Gadgets. It is very useful. It is also bundled with MW 1.26. However, lots of Gadget can't work any more under MW 1.26 due to resourceloader asynchronous loading. Any plan on updating Extension:Gadgets to solve these problem? --Zoglun (talk) 18:46, 29 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lockdown broken on MW 1.27[edit]


your extension Lockdown is broken in MW 1.27

It is important for me because I use it for several purposes, the most important to hide a private Namespace from normal wiki users.

Do you think you will be able to make it working on MW 1.27, soon?


--Aloist (talk) 17:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit to JSON data model[edit]

I read your edits to Wikibase/DataModel/JSON. Sorry, but "integers from -31^2+1 to +31^2-1 may be represented as number literals" is not correct. Perhaps you meant integers from -(2^31) + 1 to (2^31) -1? Jc3s5h (talk) 00:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Haha, of course! -- Daniel Kinzler (WMDE) (talk)

Report bugs[edit]

Thanks for making this useful extension. Where can I report bugs for the News extension? I notice the following:

  • the use of a deprecated function in NewsRenderer.php ($content = $article->getContentObject();)
  • The RSS feed with categories=CATEGORY is listed in the RSS feed page itself because it also becomes part of the category
  • Feature request: Order items by page creation time (useful for listing news items and ignoring changes in typos)

--Belze (talk) 15:15, 12 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bug? Namespaces Parameter Fails on Extension:CategoryTree[edit]

TOC tree works fine on my site, returns all categories and pages. This works, no prob:


Extension doc says:

> a list of namespaces from which pages should be shown in the tree (since rev:36864, July 2008). The entries in the list must be namespace names, separated by spaces. The main namespaces can be represented by "-" or "0". This overrides the mode option.

But, none of these work-- i get an empty tree:


How to Show All Categories in CategoryTree Without a "Root" Category?[edit]

Hi, and thx for awesome extension!

Seems all syntax requires the admin manually type a "root" category.


But my wiki doesn't have a "root" category and subcategories-- it just has a collection of categories.

How to show all categories, without typing a "root" category?

Might be here, unsure: Extension:CategoryTree#Using MediaWiki: namespace pages

This returns nothing:

{{#categorytree:{{root category}}}}



I suggest an option to flatten the category tree. In the English Wikipedia, a bundle of categories can be renamed, however, placing the templates in each template can be tedious. There is a bot but it can only do one level of subcategories. Flattening the categorytree into a list will help editors make changes to a large amount of categories quickly.Manabimasu (talk) 19:39, 2 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Are you the one that developed Categorytree?

I would like to ask for some adaptation of it. Are you the address?

Thanks a lot. Aizenr (talk) 16:46, 12 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Hello Duesentrieb[edit]

I am sorry to interrupt you on this matter.

I ask of you in big plea, that you will kindly review this thread:


Thanks anyway for your time and by principle I shall not write any further message like this one to you, as I respect your time and rare contribution to the community. 17:10, 8 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]