User talk:Carlb/Archive2

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Jump to navigation Jump to search problem again[edit]

[2]--J4 (talk) 13:31, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Image upload problem again[edit]

I can't upload images. Could you fix it? --Rotoryu (talk) 16:33, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Forward from SEU[edit]

I would like a few extra user rights groups. Namely, SkipCaptcha, Autopatrol, and Sysop-lite (Sysop minus Block). The last one may be impossible to do, and if so, okay. But I appreciate it if it was possible, to create a more plesant editing experience. Thanks.--Colonel Sanders 23:05, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

See also Forum:Patroller | CartoonistHenning (talk) 13:37, 22 August 2011 (UTC)


Came a question in Desciclopédia: Forum:Backup da desciclopédia: Exists data backups of Desciclopédia, and how often?

I ask just to safety and calm down any insecurity. Alhazred (talk) 12:22, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

You were searching for ? I think it's updated monthly | CartoonistHenning (talk) 12:34, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes! That is! But, just to confirm: If for example a disaster occurs today to Desciclopédia datas, we can recover the datas from 8-Aug-2011, right? Alhazred (talk) 12:53, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Exactly | CartoonistHenning (talk) 13:43, 22 August 2011 (UTC)


This a returning problem. Can't you set $wgSitename permanently to UnMeta? Does LocalSettings constantly reset to a previous version? CartoonistHenning (talk) 20:05, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Clean URLs cause Uploads to fail[edit]

Hi Carl,

I've just started a new wiki for the Illogicomedia Foundation. All is well with the site except for my edits to .htaccess and LocalSettings.php to clean the addresses up. Basically, the clean urls work, but when they're activated they prevent file uploads. Commenting out the changes to LocalSettings fixes the problem, but loses the clean urls.

I've read a bunch of advice sites but haven't found this problem fixed. Can you help, or point me to a good resource? Thanks. ~ The Bard (talk) 08:14, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Never mind. Solved it myself. =) ~ The Bard (talk) 19:59, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit Count[edit]

Can you point me to the working Edit Count extension that you've installed all over the place? I can't find any trace of the Peterson version, and the mw-editcount one hosted on MediaWiki (that supports the #ec: function) is badly of date, and the Special page function doesn't work. ~ The Bard (talk) 23:06, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

The last mention of Benjamin Patersen is here. The version of the extension I have appears not to work with MediaWiki 1.19 (it's still valid for MediaWiki 1.17) and the same limitation applies for "logcount" as a modification of this extension. There have been no updates since 2009-07-17 although the code is still on SourceForge at the address indicated in mw:extension:MW-EditCount. Disappointing that someone would claim to be "maintainer" of this extension, fail to do anything, but stick his name in place of the author's to take credit? --03:33, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi Carl. Thanks for replying. Disappointing indeed, but also confusing because I'm already running the hijacked "Fahad Sadah" release. Your version seems to work perfectly even though you're running 1.17 alpha, and yet I've only had partial function with with 1.16.5 and 1.17. Specifically, the Special:EditCount fails at line 164. Have you made any fixes to the code to account for changes in MW over the past 3 years? ~ The Bard (talk) 04:55, 8 September 2011 (UTC) is the version I have; I recall a few extensions having to be changed to add "return true;" due to MediaWiki 1.14 but not sure if this one was affected. I know it won't run at all in MW 1.19 (stops with a blank page, error 500, and "PHP Fatal error" in the log) but is still alive in 1.17alpha. A few other extensions (such as <css> as a tag, not a parser function) also break in MW 1.19 --Carlb (talk) 06:33, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Is this the reason why I can't access Niesiklopedia? EditCount has always been a detail for me, but it's still a damn nice tool. A probable reason why developers (developers, developers!) don't want to update their extensions, is something like [quoting fictional phone conversation] "!#%@& why can't you just stick to m*thaf*ckin 1.17 !#%@&" | CartoonistHenning (talk) 13:25, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
EditCount, LogCount and a few others (see full list on Report a problem#MediaWiki_1.19_extensions) are not available on (af:) or the other MW 1.19 wikis at the moment (most of these, as new languages, appear to be one-page domains or empty, with the possible exception of mwl: at 46 pages). These extensions were removed from the MW 1.19 wikis a month ago as they were breaking things (but are still on the MW 1.17alpha wikis here). The problem is that the extension authors are often not among MediaWiki's authors and may not still be active on the project to deal with a so-called "upgrade" that breaks things. --Carlb (talk) 13:54, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

New extensions[edit]

Hello, Carl. I’m very glad that you have installed those 4 extensions. But a couple of them don’t work:

  • AbuseFilter — when I turn it on, it doesn’t allow to save pages anymore. Instead of it I get blanked page;
  • DeleteBatch — doesn’t work too. When I click to «Delete» on Special:DeleteBatch, it redirects me to editing of page named «Object» (!)

Could you please check them? Thanks. --This user is administrator of Ukrainian Uncyclopedia. Vox 22:54, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to interrupt, but I moved this comment from .info.
@Vox: If you don't mind, I like to have such problem reports/conversations on one central place ;-) CartoonistHenning (talk) 00:11, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I don't mind, I just didn't decide where to write. But extensions are still not working... --This user is administrator of Ukrainian Uncyclopedia. Vox 22:36, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Requests for adiministrador in Bodohpedia[edit]

Sorry to interrupt your sleep, but there is a request for a user to administrator on Bodohpedia. I'm sending a portion of the application so you never have to rewrite here.

Admin at Bodohpedia

How Cartoonist has no administrative rights and the last bureaucrat is away, he hopes for an urgent reply. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 15:22, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Extension:SpamBlacklist problems[edit]

I just want to draw your attention to this little problem [3].

Thank you.

ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 06:00, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Desciclopedia has a problem (AGAIN)[edit]

What that hell? Nobody can log in or edit in Desciclopedia. Can you say whatever happened? Please awnser me in my user talk or in discussion board of Desciclopedia urgent! UltraJohnny, o super-herói! sob IP 22:31, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


You're alive! */me gives a hug* Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 21:17, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Login problem in erevy Uncys[edit]

Hello, can you fix it? 15:43, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Spambots attacks in Ebatsuklopedia[edit]

I ask with a bit of emergency management powers for myself and for CartoonistHenning in Ebatsuklopedia suffered spambots attacks for over a month ago. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 16:28, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Need Help[edit]

Hi, Carlb

Long time no see.

I have a problem in Thai Uncyclopedia to report, but I have no idea who may be able to hepl me.

Could you read my request and guild me ?

This is the link Report_a_problem#Problem_in_Thai_Uncyclopedia

--Brandy Frisky (talk) 17:23, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Administrator on cy: and et:[edit]

Can you give Rhubella and me bureaucrat + sysop permissions on cy: and et:? We need to revert the spam there, unless you gonna delete it yourself? ;-) Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 23:15, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

The Belarusian uncuyclopedia three days ago is being attacked by vandals. All pages, including administrative expenses (this includes your page and discussion) were deleted and replaced by nonsenses. I ask permission to post to administrator. Move sysop for great ban Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 20:29, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
I can even understand that the project itself was a mirror. But the version of the Wikia has been eliminated and only see a damn Russian delete everything here.

What I ask is that you read my request on the last forum where I edited and reflect on the situation. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 16:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

File export/import script[edit]

Hey. I believe you had one of these when updating I was wondering if you still had it floating about (to save me having to recreate it)? Also, is there a way to adjust the name of the uploader on a file page to reflect the original contributor on the originating site? --PuppyOnTheRadio (talk) 13:47, 25 May 2012 (UTC)


Hey Carlb, can you take a look on Forum:The family Uncyclomedia needs help#What about donations? I'm waitin'. Thanks!

Franklin Kerber 1-800 TALK♪♫♪♪♫Vandalism 01:35, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Urgent action in Wikinet[edit]

Mgs, aptly renamed to Moon Man, is going through a psychotic crisis, and he is deleting Wikinet. Today (2012-08-28) he deleted 100 random articles, and he plans to remove everything. Is there any way to do a rollback and block him until this crisis passes? Cthulhu.fhtagn (talk) 00:21, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

This issue is resolved | Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 23:38, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

It's not a shame[edit] tell more about yourself and occupations (discretely), so I can set up a kind of time sheet of your availability? Since you're not responding to any of our méls starting from June, I can assume you are working on an oil platform or so? I hope you're not caught by ton gouvernement for hacking le système informatique ultraprotégé. Especially this user seems to be desperately in need of help. À ta plume alors! Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 23:38, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

An server[edit]

Carlb have to find a server there for me?? I have a wiki on wikia, and would like to transfer to Uncyclomedia, since I have problems with the wikia and I want to get out of there and I would try here in Uncyclomedia.

This is the wiki here: --Renan Jackson (talk) 09:48, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Should the project be named "weirdpedia" or "wikimerda" (the latter appears on the main page)? Carlb (talk) 04:01, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
The project name is "Wikimerda", "Weirdpedia" is the name of the English version, the Rhubella Marie does not speak to you??--Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 05:09, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Voting for exchange server--Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 05:09, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Rhubella Marie said that would be the following:

Answers, please--Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 14:26, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm afraid he is not going to answer to you over here. What you otherwise can do (most efficient) is to mail him by using [email protected] Roye7777777 ~ Talk 01:06, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
So everything is confirmed, Wikimerda will go to Uncyclomedia??--Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 11:31, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
The content has been transferred to - there are a few extensions (namespaces, editcount) which need to be upgraded either because of the new MediaWiki version or because of PHP 5.3 but it should be possible to create an account there and edit now. Carlb (talk) 18:14, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

I can not create an account, but when I got it, just turn the account "Renan Jackson" in administrator and bureaucrat-- Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 19:38, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Okay, now just go and turn me into a bureaucrat--Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 20:38, 2 January 2013 (UTC)


I uploaded a new version of Favicon.ico for Malucopédia. Can you fix it please? Here is --Helder Oliveira (talk) 20:45, 2 January 2013 (UTC)


Hello. Please delet this 1 and this 2

May we ask why? Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 15:00, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
This has been cleared out on IRC #nonsensopedia There's no community consensus to have these pages removed | Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 16:23, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Error, error[edit]

Just tried to upload a file to and got this error.

Internal error
Empty oi_archive_name. Database and storage out of sync?
#0 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(919): LocalFile->recordUpload2(, , false, Array, false, Object(User))
#1 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/upload/UploadBase.php(578): LocalFile->upload('/tmp/phpF4aIgF', , false, 1, Array, false, Object(User))
#2 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(446): UploadBase->performUpload(, false, false, Object(User))
#3 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(181): SpecialUpload->processUpload()
#4 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/SpecialPageFactory.php(477): SpecialUpload->execute(NULL)
#5 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/Wiki.php(263): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Object(Title), Object(RequestContext))
#6 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/Wiki.php(592): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#7 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/includes/Wiki.php(502): MediaWiki->main()
#8 /home/sophia/domains/mw120a/phase3/index.php(58): MediaWiki->run()
#9 {main}

Nifty. Anyway, the UL itself wasn't important. Just a way of checking in via the logs, rather than my usual fly-by. ~ The Bard of UnMeta 16:32, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Unciklopedia spam bot counteraction[edit]

Hi Carlb! Would you be as kind as to change the default mediawiki $wgBlockCIDRLimit range block value to zero in Hungarian Unciklopédia?

We are fighting against registration-bot(s), but the default /16 value is simply not enough. We are going to shut down all registration for a while.

Thank you in advance. Gremlin (talk) 16:07, 3 February 2013 (UTC) (Unciklopédia admin)

A strange block[edit]

Hi, I want to call your attention to a subject. A user named Alan321 is improperly blocked in Desciclopédia, and the reason he seen is: "O seu endereço IP foi bloqueado em todos os wikis por Carlb (uncyc_meta). O motivo apontado foi "". O bloqueio infinito."

For more details: Forum:Problems with my account.

Thanks. --ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 16:53, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

I also had this problem, but it was on the school server, which uses a range of cloud ip (Zscaler services) to banish my own school in wikimerda IP (weirdpedia Brazilian), unlocks me power back to edit in school, the IP is Coco (talk) 23:15, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Hello, a similar problem happen again. This time the user is Godammit. She can not edit, and the reason she seen is: "Você não possui permissão para editar esta página, pelo seguinte motivo: O seu endereço IP foi bloqueado em todos os wikis por Carlb (uncyc_meta). O motivo apontado foi "". O bloqueio infinito."
For more details: Forum:Problems with my account 2.
Thanks again. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 16:23, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Paudurapedya vandalisms[edit]

I know I'm complaining too much but still keep the application so that I and Cartoonist can manage Paudurapedya which still contains many vandalism since last year. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 16:05, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Mongolian Uncyclo[edit]

I want to create in the Mongolian Uncyclopedia, the name will be Анциклопедиа. Prospective domain - That's it. Can you do it?--Mongol (talk) 11:00, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

I can create domains under * or *, but there is no means for anyone to create anything under * because some fool sold the domain back in 2006. Carlb (talk) 16:14, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Actually, it is no matter what the domain. You can choose! So, "Анциклопедиа - чөлөөт агууламжын толь".--Mongol (talk) 16:31, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
    thanks. can you give me the admin (ore buerocrat) flag there?--Mongol (talk) 14:30, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    You have to add it here. And also, is better, I think.--Mongol (talk) 14:17, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
    He means that it currently has two URLs ( and, which can be confusing for search engines. It should only be Edward Chernenko (talk) 06:39, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Just to know, I'm missing a few days and this happens to me? :/ Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 00:32, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

On second thought, after all this Uncyclopedia he had created and want to join the unmeta or he wants to create a new language version? I do not understand here. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 00:55, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Kweenipedia upload[edit]

Hello, i am Tiz

I am the admin of (af course together with CartoonistHenning), and i am trying to give the wiki a chance. I tried to upload something, but getted an error: Kweenipedia-problems.png

And, what maybe can help you, i get when i wanted to upload it, i saw this


So, can you fix it? Tiz (talk) 17:58, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Could you try the upload again? Carlb (talk) 18:06, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
It works! Thanks! Tiz (talk) 07:51, 30 March 2013 (UTC)


Could you put this cheesy puzzle feature onto mapt: like you did on nl: (including nl's exceptions)? I know it isn't the best solution, but our admins are getting desperate. I believe this measure has priority at this moment. After you will have done that, see what you can do with that php request from SomeHuman | Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 15:56, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


Would you please empty the cache of Oncyclopedia, becuse the numberofarticles is'nt right. It is just going down, in place of growing. Thanks! Tiz (talk) 18:20, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

No, it is'nt the cache... So, whatever it is, can you fix the teller? Tiz (talk) 17:46, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
You mean counter. Teller has specific meanings ;-)
It's not unusual that there is some delay on it. To my experience, it always takes a while before it's visible. We've already updated nl:Special:RefreshSpecial | Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 17:50, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

an extension for[edit]

Could you put this extension on Malucopédia? Thanks! -- 14:13, 24 April 2013 (UTC)


aka Celwyddoniadur. Neither of the admins there have been on for several years, the userbase has walked away, IPs add spam and cause trouble every so often, and I would like to have admin rights so I can more easily clean the place up. Would you be willing to do that? Llwy-ar-lawr 20:43, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Never mind, I have the rights now. I don't know if you ever look here, but if you do you should know that I've decided to locally disable all the global blocks, or at least the really old ones. I think I can handle any influx of vandalism. I'm bringing this up here because you seem to have made most of these blocks. Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 15:50, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Up to you, the global blocks were only used as there were problems with 'bots creating automated registrations of new bogus users. Some wikis are affected more than others by the problem. Carlb (talk) 15:56, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
So now I've done more than just disable stuff locally - I entirely removed a few on IPs that per hadn't been active for some time. I don't know if you can see that I removed them but you may want to put some back, or who knows... Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 00:04, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Re: User talk:Rhubella Marie (advised)[edit]

Blablabla ... How have powers bureaucrat here, I'm giving powers as administrator to be able to help here. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 17:01, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Great problem[edit]

Hello! Please, can you correct in one thing? It the List of Uncyclopedias there is

mn	UnM	Анциклопедиад	Монгол	Mongolia	23

but the name is not Анциклопедиад, but Анциклопедиа! Thanks!--Mongol (talk) 13:10, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Done Roye7777777 ~ Talk 11:49, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Irish uncy[edit]

Would you like a small petition to the user Llwy-ar-lawr on Irish Uncyclopedia by desire to help the local administration. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 14:19, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

PS, Please do not remove the lock applied to him because it was a request from him to be away for two weeks to give attention to homework from school. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png

New domain for Desgalipedia ([edit]

[1] for great justice!
  • ICANN, the international body that governs the directions of the Internet, announced Friday the approval of the application domain. Gal that will serve the linguistic and cultural community of Galicia.

The president of the Association PuntoGal, Manuel González González, will present the details of this historic success achieved thanks to the unanimous support of all the Galician society on Saturday at a press conference.

In a way, it would be interesting to have this domain desgalipedia beyond .org. I await a response. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 00:10, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

It looks like .gal as a top-level domain is approved but isn't live yet. That said, there's nothing preventing you from registering names yourself when they become available and pointing them at the existing server (as and have already done). I just need to know which names are being used so that I can add them to the Apache config files. Carlb (talk) 14:25, 30 June 2013 (UTC)


I invite you to comment on whether this proposal is a good idea, and also to run your interwiki bots. Interwikis have got out of hand - I feel as if we've been having to do them all manually these days. Something ought to be done. Thank you. Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 02:46, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Hotmail cant Recieve an Email from or [email protected][edit] mails counted as Spam. and nothing sent to the box (even Junkbox & spambox still got 0 mails)

Authentication Email sent to Windows Live users should include Sender ID authentication. While, other forms of authentication are available, Microsoft currently only validates inbound mail via SPF and Sender ID authentication.

Could you please fig it thanks. Stabilo 11 July 2013

This is a problem that has lasted for some years now. My hotmail address doesn't seem to work either | Cartoonist | Spit it out (talk) | E-mail | UnMeta | 03:43, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm three days waiting for an answer[edit] --Homero-sb.jpg Renan Jackson See the poor things what i make click here and kill a emo 23:20, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Great work Carl![edit]

Few visitors know the hardworking legendary face behind Uncyc and Illogico (hope I'm not wrong?) that's you. Cheers! <a href=""> --RishabhRohanIsAHumanOnUncyclopedia</a>

Hey, Carlb[edit]

Is appearing somethings as "?UNIQ428cf9b412407950-choose-00000000-QINU?" on Malucopedia, you can see it in the Main Page. Can you fix it? 17:23, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


could add "require_once("$IP/extensions/Countdown/Countdown.php");" (without the quotes) in the LocalSettingsphp of Wikimerda??

Merry Christmas--Jacksonhead.jpg Renan Jackson It don't matter if you're black or white Who's Bad? 06:03, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Don't know if you got this message so[edit]

I'm putting it here.

I'm afraid the bugs have got me rather annoyed so I apologise if you should find me making less than civil comments...but anyway, thought you should know about that bit above. Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 23:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

The wikis are all available for download at if you want to fork a version somewhere else. Wikimedia and even Wikia also let you download a copy of their stuff; it's just Wikitravel and a few independent Uncycs which do not. Carlb (talk) 00:01, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, good to know. Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 01:33, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
But...I don't want to fork it, I want to move it. Would you be willing to take down your version and/or redirect it to the new one, like you did with illogicopedia, or is that not acceptable? Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 01:43, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
That depends if anyone currently on it wants to stay on it. Carlb (talk) 01:52, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
Well in that case I'll leave everything as is. There's no currently active community - I'll be sending emails to the formerly active users, and if they don't want to move, that's fine, nothing happens, but if they don't say no I'll set up a fork and expect you to redirect your copy to mine. Sound good? Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 20:15, 13 March 2014 (UTC)


Just a tip: protect a page when a spambot created that page, so he can't create it again. Tiz (talk) 11:57, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Caching at[edit]

Hi, there is a browser side caching and I can't see changes in pages unless I use a query appending to the urls, is there a possibility to fix that? Mjbmr (talk) 12:55, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

BJAODN worthy shit[edit]

Will u please add this thing to page 67 of BJAODN? 15:59, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Minor technical problems in Hikipedia[edit]

Greetings, Our Fearless Deus Otiosus! I am an admin in Hikipedia. I'd like to draw your attention to 2–3 technical problems we have. These have all consistently failed to work with me, and others confirm them all.

  1. The special page for browsing deleted contributions by user – I don't know what the page is named in English – doesn't work. Me and a fellow admin both get just a wholly white, blank screen before us.
  2. Same with Special:HideRevision and Special:Oversight.
  3. Also, captchas seem not to work at all.

As these are not very urgent (especially #3, heh heh), I'm not asking you to fix them right away or anything. But suppose you'd update our MediaWiki (you've done that, right? I'm new.), please take these into account. --Discipline (talk) 22:45, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Out of curiosity, what exactly is this? I'm sensationally bad in all things zip. Can you download whole wikis and their image stores there?!

Report a problem#Special:EmailUser broken on cy:[edit]

It's been quite some time and I haven't gotten an answer, so I thought I'd drop this wet, crying baby on your doorstep. Was going to check today whether it was still acting up, but it won't let me log in; claims I've got cookies disabled, which I don't. Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 21:43, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Central Auth[edit]

Hi, can we get central auth installed? Mjbmr (talk) 23:25, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Spambots mass merge and deletion[edit]

Hi Carl, I wanted to ask your opinion on installation of some extension that would allow mass merge and deletion of spambot accounts. I found this BlockAndNuke extension and, from my understanding, using it in relation with UserMerge (which we have already) could let us merge and delete these accounts efficiently (since we, apparently, cannot stop their creation). That seems to be a good option as it would be wonderful to be able to delete all these spambots at once. Do you think there is use to installation and use of BlockAndNuke? --This user is administrator of Ukrainian Uncyclopedia. Vox 03:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Pekepedia request[edit]

Excuse me but I have a pending application for administration. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 22:19, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Extension:Poll is not installed on Pekepedia[edit]

Please install it so <poll> willl work. Please just don't say that nobody cares. Thanks, Stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 05:14, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Please make Game: a namespace alas of Laro:[edit]

Please answer.

Thanks in advance. Stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 10:59, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Stability issue in Traditional Chinese Uncyclopedia[edit]

I am Rewlf2, an ex-sysop from Traditional Chinese Uncyclopedia. I tried to add an article with about 10k byte size recently into the wiki and since the progress collided with memory flushing, it caused a system downtime of several hours in the wiki. I think the cause of long downtime is the low memory of the site (512MB) making the wiki thrash. Could you check if this wiki can increase its "Shared memory" by editing the LocalSettings.php for me? Many thanks. Rewlf2 (talk) 10:15, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Any chance the issues were temporary and appeared because the XML backups were being generated at that time?
[ ] 11-Aug-2016 12:31 499M
[ ] 11-Aug-2016 12:32 561M
[ ] 11-Aug-2016 12:34 567M
[ ] 11-Aug-2016 12:35 561M
[ ] 11-Aug-2016 07:54 425M
I see. I observed the wiki for a while and it seems to function well after XML backup generation. I made some edits recently and nothing bad showed up. I guess XML backup generation would take up much resource and caused site to stop responding for a while. Thank you. Rewlf2 (talk) 04:07, 14 August 2016 (UTC)


Since it's Halloween, may I ask if/when Uncyc wikis will have scripts in Lua? Cthulhu.fhtagn (talk) 23:48, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

What does Halloween have to do with anything? One or more of the servers don't meet mw:Extension:Scribunto#Requirements due to compatibility issues. Carlb (talk) 01:43, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Lua means Moon in Portuguese, that was the point of the joke. Lua, Moon, Witches, Halloween... Got it? It's a pity that support to Flash was disabled (due to virus issues), with nothing else to replace to add some animations to the pages. Cthulhu.fhtagn (talk) 15:46, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

TitleBlacklist is not working on Japanese Ansaikuropedia[edit]

Please grant us mw:Extension:TitleBlacklist again to fight against long-term vandal. Also I'm happy if you could look at Report a problem#Mediawiki 1.25.2 and extensions.--User:2nd-player 10:47, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Some affairs about Traditional Chinese Uncyclopedia[edit]

I am Abcabc2, an administrator of Traditional Chinese Uncyclopedia. I want to confirm that whether this page has been abandoned without posting warning messages for users and removing the link from the sidebar, and please tell me where to post new requests.

Also, the removal of mw:Extension:Titleblacklist cause continuous vandalisms from April to July 2016, can you explain why it is removed?

Besides, the conversion between Chinese and English namespace becomes a mess (especially "圖像" and "檔案"), can you try to fix it? --Abcabc2 (talk) 12:35, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

The page is not abandoned, what happens is that the last problems were referring to server crashes and have been directly requested by email. New requests can be made on the page quoted or directly here or by Carlb's email. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 00:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Extension request for Pekepedia[edit]

Thought I'd ask if you could install a number of extensions on the site, particularly DeletePagesForGood and most especially DeleteBatch, as there has been a rash of spam pages on the site in need of deletion, and yet Javascript-based hacks like those on Wikia don't seem to load properly. Blakegripling ph (talk) 08:07, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Extension request for Japanese Ansaikuropedia[edit]

Hello Carlb. I'm Dareka, an administrator of Japanese Ansaikuropedia. We need to AbuseFilter to prevent vandalism. Please install it when you have time to spare. Thanks.--Dareka (talk) 10:49, 2 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi! I'm Wedhro from Nonciclopedia. I tried emailing you at kingston dot net but the email was refused, so here I am. My community finally approved the exodus to Here's the polls in case you want to see how many people agreed:

Now of course we need lot of prepararion before moving, so we have a few questions and requests:

Thanks!--Wedhro (talk) 08:30, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. also, we don't know how to change the logo and the favicon. I just uplodaded the logo here, the favicon is found here: [5] --Wedhro (talk) 08:46, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
He was informed by email. Of the initial requirements, only the removal of administrative powers to my sock account (MarceloRenard2), unfortunately, I do not know the other accounts and I believe that as they created account the system first gave these administrative rights. This will be reviewed. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 17:16, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
The logo and favicon are uploaded as ordinary files, image:Wiki.png and image:Favicon.ico. I've started to set up the new version at but still need to install the extensions. I'm not sure why carlb at kingston dot net wouldn't work; I've had that address for twenty-two years now. Carlb (talk) 06:00, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Both and can't be uploaded because (who knows why) they're shared with and I can only edit the summary, not the files themselves. About the email, maybe that was just because of a heavy DDOS attack on my provider.--Wedhro (talk) 22:17, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
P.S. the email confirmation did finally work on, but not here.--Wedhro (talk) 22:20, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Questo file proviene da un archivio condiviso e può essere utilizzato da altri progetti. Di seguito viene mostrata la descrizione presente nella pagina di descrizione del file. And is a domain of UnCommons, the images must be uploaded in any way on under any alert warning by the site bureaucrat. We need to know the result of the election between you to appoint a bureaucrat. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 04:43, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Ansaikuropedia Search is broken[edit]

Database error message Displayed instead of serach result.

Hello,Carlb. In recentry, ja-Uncyclopedia search is broken by database error. We need your help. Thanks! --Dareka (talk) 13:03, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. Ansaikuropedia also needs AbuseFilter and MobileFrontend. --Dareka (talk) 13:03, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Sure, this will be reviewed. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 17:25, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your quickly fix!! --Dareka (talk) 11:32, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Database error come back in Ansaikuropedia[edit]

Error message

Hello,Carlb. In last weekend, Ansaikuropedia was atacked and occurred database query error frequently. So We can't create any page. We need your help as soon as possible. Thank you.--Dareka (talk) 11:35, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. I think similar database error will occur by vandalism attack Unless AbuseFilter is installed. --Dareka (talk) 11:35, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
This problem seems to be solved. Thank you for your cooperation. --Dareka (talk) 13:04, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Hey Carlb[edit]

Got a server to create the Bagunssopedia? Gusga1234 (talk) 16:52, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Did you mean: Encyclopedia Sarcástica? Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 14:56, 25 July 2018 (UTC)


Please excuse me but a user wants to make an application to include Usopedia as a Japanese version of Illogicopedia. From what I was informed, there was approval of the project in your community and the same user says that the scope of the site has humor similar to illogicopedias already created. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 19:40, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi, and I'm the user who talked to Rhubella Marie on this topic. Actually, it was approved in the English community (and waiting for a BC/sysadmin to work on interwiki links), and am requesting to make it sister wikis each other between other languages, and officially be treated as the Japanese version Illogicopedia (with mutual interwiki links). The wiki is located on Miaheze, like the Polish Uncyclopedia.
I'd also like to have admin/BC permissions on abandoned language versions (fr, nl, no), so that I can maitain the wikis and protect them from vandals. Thanks.--The Pioneer (talk) 13:10, 25 July 2018 (UTC)(modded)--The Pioneer (talk) 13:14, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
The English-language Illogicopedia isn't hosted here; the domain belongs to User:Silent Penguin and the site is hosted on's server. You'd have to ask there, not here. A few domains were left behind here (on * when en: moved in 2012-13, but most likely only because the projects were inactive even way back then. I can change Special:Interwiki on those projects, but most of them are rather dead. Carlb (talk) 14:35, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, I know that the English version is hosted on a different server, and am talking about it with Lyrithya (or Athyria on Illogico, and a sysadmin there) about it. What I'm asking you is, as you mentioned, about interwiki links in other languages. Could you do it?--The Pioneer (talk) 07:54, 3 August 2018 (UTC)


Update current MediaWiki version (1.25.2) on Нециклопедија to version 1.30.0 or earlier version (if possible). -Acamicamacaraca (talk) 11:35, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


Could you heed Encyclopedia Sarcastica's request? Gusga1234 (discussão) 16:37, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Hey Carlb[edit]

Is User:CarIb really you? 🕶 Quattro Bajeena 百式 11:00, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes.Of cource.--Carlb (talk) 11:53, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
@CarIb, then block me if you can :P (this comment is NOT made to Carlb. Sorry for the mess)--The Pioneer (talk) 12:45, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Please update MediaWiki[edit]

Please update MediaWiki!--Hey Carlb,please update MediaWiki. (talk) 00:56, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Would you let us use the domain for a Miraheze site?[edit]

Hi, it's been a while since we last talked. We decided to move on Miraheze, it's probably better for everyone because you're already busy enough. You said we could use there too, so would you please follow the instructions found here so I can ask them to change domain? We'll start integrating more with the free Uncy universe as soon as we have things running good. Thanks.--Wedhro (talk) 07:02, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

I need a favor[edit]

A Uncommons ultimamente vive tendo um ataque de um asiático que vive upando imagens de crianças sensuais, que tanto aqui no Brasil, quanto nos EUA e no seu país deve ser proibido. Eu sozinho conseguia lidar com ele, mas agora ele está upando imagens dentro de imagens já carregadas. Poderia dar um CheckUser neste usuário e aplicar um RangeBlock para que não volte mais a atacar o Site? Dragomaniaco (talk) 00:43, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

The Uncommons lately lives having an attack of an Asian who lives upando images of sensual children, who both here in Brazil, as in the USA and in your country should be prohibited. I could handle it myself, but now he's uploading images inside already loaded images. Could you give a CheckUser on this user and apply a RangeBlock so it will not go back to attacking the Site? Dragomaniaco (talk) 00:43, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Interwiki table updates to https[edit]

Hi Carl, can you please update a number of entries on the Interwiki table to use 'https' SSL secure URLs (and format the domains to 'LinkLanguage' where possible)?

prefix existing URL proposed https URL notes
WikiIndex$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
commons and cw$1$1
metawikipedia$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
we$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
wikimedia$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
wikinews$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
wikiversity$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
wikivoyage$1$1 please also enable Forwarding
wikt and wiktionary$1$1

Let me know if you need any further help or clarification, or if it would be easier, upgrade my permissions to interwiki editor! Best, Sean, aka Hoof HeartedWikiIndex Admin / 'Crat / Staffgas2HH 21:29, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

There are no global permissions for "interwiki editor" on this server as each wiki has its own individual userlist and its own interwiki table. Any sysop/admin can edit special:interwiki on their local wiki. That leads to oddities like one Uncyclopedia refusing to link to one of the others for political reasons or interwiki tables which differ significantly from one Uncyclopedia language to another. It may also mean that prefixes like wikipedia: point to the local-language version (so Desciclopédia points to pt:) instead of Also, the only way I can propagate a change to every Uncyclopedia here at once is at the database level - and even then many of the wikis are not here but on, on Wikia (which is hopeless as non-staff can't change anything) or hosted independently. Carlb (talk) 23:15, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
I appreciate the technical limitation of no global permission here, but I believe that Wikimedia Foundation have a global interwiki facility - do you know how that is implemented? As for differences between individual language Uncyclopedia wikis, we should naturally fully respect their specific linguistic/political/cultural requirements, and allow for individuality, and even autonomy. In respect of Wikia <spit>, Miraheze, or other hosting provider, it is a given that we here at UnMeta have no right to implement unilateral changes on those. For the Wikipedia issue, that is a slight red herring, as interwiki code allows for manually overriding locally defined language on the same primary domain; to use Desciclopédia as an example (and presuming that wikipedia is their interwiki prefix), if an editor on Desciclopédia wanted to link directly to the English language Wikipedia article on Jimmy Wales, they would type [[en:wikipedia:Jimmy Wales|Jimmy Wales]], and whilst that link would initially open the Jimmy Wales article on Pt wikipedia, it then nigh-on instantly redirects and opens the En wikipedia article.
As to my initial request, being as this is a 'meta' site, it should surely lead by example! :P Regards, Sean, aka Hoof HeartedWikiIndex Admin / 'Crat / Staffgas2HH 13:00, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
No, en:wikipedia:exploding whales wouldn't work on Desciclopédia; en: takes you to$1 which doesn't have the "local" bit set for wikipedia:. It might be possible to write this the other way, wikipedia:en:exploding whales, and have it work from Desciclopédia? WMF uses a script that updates from wikipedia:meta:Interwiki map once every several months but no editable Special:Interwiki. An "interwiki editor" global permission exists on Miraheze (I think user:The Pioneer had this, although he's probably AWOL now and ryu: is still missing any interlanguage links back to us). Changing UnMeta's special:interwiki table likely doesn't do anything useful, as it doesn't propagate to any other wiki; there's no separate 'global' and 'local' table, everything's local.
I recall Forum:Uncyclodata was proposed when Wikidata launched in 2013, but there seem to be many obstacles to deploying one unified interwiki scheme across Uncyclopedia. Carlb (talk) 17:04, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Forum:Mediawiki 1.31[edit]

Hello my friend, about this, I must say the two major problem remaining in Desciclopédia is the Search Tool in and most important the [show][hide] tool provided by div class=NavFrame div class=NavHead, essential to almost all templates of our site

A example:

the template just can't be closed. Any idea about how restore their function? Again, is something about the addOnloadHook, I just don't know where. Everyone will appreciate if you lend a hand in this issue. ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 15:04, 1 December 2018 (UTC) is still a blank page for months

All we need is a purge on the server to make what we modify on works ABDUL ALHAZRED Salah, Zakāh, Ramadan, Hajj 15:11, 5 January 2019 (UTC)


In recently, Is it true that you sent a question mail to User:Muttley about the number of accesses in the Japanese Ansaikuropedia? Please tell us the outline as much as possible on this page. Have a nice holiday! Thanks. --Dareka (talk) 14:31, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

The Desciclopédia urgency[edit]

Over the past week, the Desciclopédia's administrator Alhazred has reported problems encountered on his server and due to his delay in attending even a forum topic on a serious problem among Ansaikuropedia users, he was forced to ask CartoonistHenning for help without knowing that he himself is absent for more than a year.

I took advantage of the last days to do some editions in the other sites (Malucopedia, Wikimerda and Wikinet) and according to conversations with the local administrators and analyzing the problems described by Desciclo and using examples in those same wikis I can give a report of the problems in the forum, if it has conditions to appear. Since neither the other topic on vandalism in Psyklopedin and I also had difficulties in blocking a vandal. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 17:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

PS: Yes, you're really going to ask me if it was true that they asked for help to vandalize the site, and I confirm this somewhat embarrassing to tell you. I can only tell you that I went there to block the vandal but by function of the task than by helping him himself. Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 17:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Just to make sure[edit]

Hi, I would like you to understand all the users on that forum are thinking about the benefit of the whole Uncycs.

I'm not actually acting as a mere representative of the Japanese fork as well. I've worked to fix the conflicts between the two Polish uncycs (mainly on our global Discord by ZB), have fixed the broken DPL on, and made other contributions across many uncycs.

If I were only thinking about the mere benefit of the fork, I wouldn't have done that. As for the forum on Uncyclowikia which you linked, it was you who first kicked Uncyclowikia out of the international relationship, and the deal I proposed was mutually beneficial back then (but not anymore). It wasn't intended as a "disruption", as well as our reorganization plan lead by .co and Miraheze.

You can find on that forum that some users are reporting issue logging in here. Without fixing it, you will add another evidence that your tech support is poor. With all due respect, I have to ask you this:

"Why do you insist on keeping them on your server, even if you can't (or, at least, take a long time to) resolve these reported issues by yourself?"

This is the point which both .co and Miraheze can deal better. And this is why we (.co and Miraheze) would like to reorganize the Uncycs on your server as well as those on Fandom. I think you can understand that all those errors you haven't fixed for years are one of the reasons of the downfall of Uncyclopedias as a whole, and I request you to deal with it (as good and quickly as the other hosters, .co and Miraheze), if you wish to keep them.

Regards,--The Pioneer (talk) 06:26, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

P.S. edits on talk page on UnMeta seems to result in error 524 (though the edit itself will be successfully posted). I would like to have that fixed as well. What we would like to see is whether you are still capable of handling all these problems. If you are, then I can possibly support your side, and if you are not, I will have to work with fellows on .co or Miraheze. Thanks again.--The Pioneer (talk) 06:30, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Before you launch into another personal attack like the one you spammed across every wiki a month ago, could you please take a look into this issue: Forum:Reorganization of the whole Uncycs#Deadline is near.2C but not even the half of every articles are imported. It seems to affect all the projects which are/were still planning to to Miraheze in this batch (although I didn't check Italian as it is not a publicly-readable wiki, Russian/Olbanian has already left Miraheze for independent hosting and Poland has already left - what's on is a fork and not the main project). At this point, Miraheze isn't a "solution" to whatever perceived problem you have, Miraheze is a problem. Wikia is shutting everything down on Monday, April Fool's Day. That's only half a week away. As they will be merely displaying This wiki is closed instead of saying where the Uncyclopedia communities went, it's imperative that the individual affected wikis display banners now to say where they have moved. The affected communities can't do that if the new wikis aren't imported yet, and the import of anything to Miraheze has slowed to the point where they quite clearly will not be ready in time. At this point, your actions have caused irreparable damage to the project. We only had a month to solve the problems which Wikia created for us; instead of working to advance the interest of the affected communities, you chose to advance your own interest or the interest of a wiki farm which looks incapable of completing the task on time. I could, with a press of a few buttons, bring to life right now (as I have grabbed all the data, and have been busy for weeks running damage control) but, if the time needed to get the word out to the community has been squandered, it may well be too late to reach enough users to ensure the new project - wherever it ends up - is a viable community. Carlb (talk) 18:15, 28 March 2019 (UTC)


Hey Carlb, do you have plans to update the Extension:SpecialNamespaces to work in MW 1.31 and later? --Coco 22:15, 1 March 2019

Domains: es, cs, and he[edit]

First of, thank you for pointing the cs and es domains at our servers. The wikis should be up in the next couple of days, and I'm sure the users will greatly appreciate being able to use the correct domains for them now.

Can you also point the he domain,, at our servers, same setup? We've been working with Kakun, a long-term Eincyclopedia bureaucrat, on behalf of their community in order to get the site fully moved over, and just discovered you apparently also have a mirror of it up (and they weren't aware of this either). While this would likely be useful if we weren't going to be hosting the full site, having a second copy in this case is only apt to do more harm than good, so if we could get this resolved, that would be very helpful.

Thanks. -— Athyria 15:57, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

I've changed it on this side, but you will need to change your apache2 configuration files (ServerName / ServerAlias / ServerAlias ...) and your LetsEncrypt client settings to add the extra domains on your end. Carlb (talk) 18:45, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! We should have it properly set up sometime tomorrow, then. -— Athyria 02:54, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
I think you need to do the same about the interlink :fr as seen here Rhubella selo-02.pngRhubella Marie, the rat sockpreppie 3,434 preppieditsRhubella selo-01.png 09:50, 27 March 2019 (UTC)