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Any way to link my email address to my account for notifications or password resets?

Why is it not possible to even specify an email address?--Myrtonos 11:42, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Creation Policies

I'm trying to decide between and Wikia, and I'm afraid I haven't been able to find many policy pages for editthis. It looks like there are no content restrictions on what kind of wikis you can create, but that sounds a little too good to be true, especially for an ad-supported site. Could I get some official confirmation that there are really no content restrictions at all? In particular, the wiki I'm looking at would be a fanworks index, so although most of the content itself wouldn't be adult, it would link to adult content and some borderline content would probably end up in the wiki itself. Although I personally don't want much adult content on the wiki itself, I recognize that indexing it would be helpful to the users and I want even less to waste time arguing with people about what should and should not count as adult. So I'd really like to host it somewhere that allowed adult material fullstop so we don't have to figure out byzantine ways of indexing an erotica story hosted elsewhere without mentioning anything adult in the index listing itself. Would that be allowed here? Thanks.--Bedawyn 18:34, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Protection Systems

And another question -- I've seen mention here of user rights groups, but it's difficult to determine the flexibility of the system without being able to actually play around with it. Would this system here allow me to set things up so that (1) I could allow some nonadmin users to edit semi-protected pages without allowing all registered users to edit them, and (2) userpages and user subpages could be edited only by their own user and possibly anyone they've chosen to allow?--Bedawyn 18:41, 30 December 2009 (UTC)


Does the amount of editing see in the Template or in some special pages? Yes, I know how to see the amount of editing, but only myself. How I can see my friend amount of editing? --Papparainen 11:54, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Side bar edit

Can you edit the sidebar? thanks. Also papperainen your english is pretty good.

Image upload

When I try to upload an image to my newly-made wiki, I get a message titled "Error" saying "File uploads are disabled". Can I do anything about this?

  • File uploads are impossible. Sorry. Adiblol 15:17, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


How can I access wiki's API, like? Adiblol 15:17, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

How to delete my wiki

as title, because I don't need it anymore. mron

My wiki wasn't popular

I made a wiki called "Go To This Site" and it isn't popular so it doesn't show up. I want to see it again. --O24-181-82-171 15:56, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Semantic MediaWiki

How do I get Semantic MediaWiki on Sidebar this?

(And is it possible to interwiki link in this interface? If so, what's the code?)

Roads 20:58, 14 March 2012 (UTC)


Is anyone still here? --Hydraton31 05:38, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Importing mysql archive

It's been a while since I've visited my wiki, and when I do, I get "No db present. Perhaps we need to import from mysql archive for the previous version of the system. If this is in error, please report a Bug." How do I re-enable my site? -- -- Calion | Talk 20:49, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of wiki

Hello, could one of the administrators delete my old althistory wiki. It's no longer in use and I see no reason to keep it up there.

Thank you,

--Walkerbull 11:43, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Kyle_Mercadante Wiki

How do I get the Kyle_Mercadante Wiki deleted?

--Schwasniak 20:43, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Changing the 'Admin' account

When I started my wiki, I got an account called 'Admin'. I wanted to know if I can change the name of this account. I changed the password and wondered if I could change the account.

I would be very happy! --TheFreddyFazbear54 11:03, 6th August 2020 (UTC)

You can't
I'm not kidding you literally can't, what you can do however is make a second account with the name you want to have and log into the Admin account to give the account you just created admin. --Nutshinou Talk! 16:57, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

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