Long Wiki Edits Thread

Links in TOC (etc.?) needed:

Mediawiki extensions for better links installed. ([ticket]( mediawiki extensions to install for better links))


Installed. See:


Installed. It does not actually archive links. It adds an [archive] link behind all external links. Clicking on it will show that some of them are indeed archived. Others can be archived if we instruct web archive of doing so. This is a manual process.


Installed. See screenshot on how to use:

How can I edit articles on the wiki? Can someone please confirm my account?

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Just press any EDIT button.

This is a wiki. Want to improve this page? Help is welcome and volunteer contributions are happily considered! Read, understand and agree to Conditions for Contributions to Whonix ™, then Edit! Edits are held for moderation.

User accounts don’t need confirmation. Accounts are optional but useful for attribution in wiki history.

I don’t see any wiki user discotest. Wiki user name?

Sign up seems to work. Last signup was 08:14, 3 November 2019 according to https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Special:Log/newusers but could be a bug printing account creation. Please create an account and let me know how that goes. What’s the process, any error messages…

Planing a makeover of Whonix homepage, i.e.

Whonix has a ton of features, cool stuff but it’s self-presentation is lacking. Inspired by:

Previously already collected notable media mentions which might help now:

I’ve created https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/website as a scratchpad. It provides the bullet points, copytext, inspiration on what to put on the homepage. Please feel free to help with that too.

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Looks good.

You’ve been very busy lately :slight_smile:

I’d like to finish off the Anonymous Chat section sooner rather than later. But updating the Encrypted Email entry requires @tempest to upload his updated email guide (he’s still fixing it so not on his .onion these days)

Old edits in that section still awaiting approval:

  1. Nymservers and Pseudonymous Emails -> 3 pending edits
  2. Remailers: Send Emails without Registration -> 7 pending edits

I’ll just keep working on some pages here and there (time permitting) in the meantime. There are a few messy areas in the lower section of the wiki main page e.g. Tunnels, Appendix, Money etc. that need editing love.

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//cc maintainer @HulaHoop

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Good stuff keep it coming :slight_smile:

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do you have the last version i did that was up for about a week? if you have a version that was using danwin1210.me as the server, nothing has changed and nothing is going to change at the moment. i don’t believe there’s been any major developments there.

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I downloaded a version maybe 3 (4?) months ago. I think from http://yuxv6qujajqvmypv.onion/ (now dead?) But I can’t find it of course…

Is the 3 July 2019 version okay (the email section) i.e. up-to-date for our purposes? If so, if it can be temporarily made available here:


Then I’ll grab it. Or I can wait until you rework it completely.

Sorry about the delay.

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6 posts were merged into an existing topic: password advice wiki page enhancements

new wiki page:


1. Please add the Multiple image template for Whonix wiki.

See here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Multiple_image/doc

Then we can stack multiple images horizontally, change their size, and links, descriptions etc. without them automatically stacking vertically as is the case currently.

Looks bad when many are done in succession e.g. Anonymous Money page. If we had that template, we could do something like this instead there:

{{multiple image
| align = center
| width = 128
| image1=BC Logo .png | alt1=Bitcoin | link1=Bitcoin
| image2=Electrum-appimage.png | alt2=Electrum Bitcoin | link2=electrum
| image3=Monero-symbol-1280.png | alt3=Monero | link3=Monero
| image4=bank-gray-md.png | alt4=Bank Wire | link4=Bank Wire

2. Also, that annoying footer we have with shit listed vertically, instead of horizontally, I see various sites talk about using ‘display: inline’ or ‘inline-block’ for that purpose - not sure how hard (or possible?) to implement in mediawiki. The online mediawiki footer entries don’t seem very helpful.

e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1695175/how-to-horizontally-center-an-unordered-list-of-unknown-width

The solution, if your list items can be display: inline is quite easy:

#footer { text-align: center; }
#footer ul { list-style: none; }
#footer ul li { display: inline; }

However, many times you must use display:block on your

  • s. The following CSS will work, in this case:

    #footer { width: 100%; overflow: hidden; }
    #footer ul { list-style: none; position: relative; float: left; display: block; left: 50%; }
    #footer ul li { position: relative; float: left; display: block; right: 50%; }

  • OR

    Use the below css to solve your issue

    #footer{ text-align:center; height:58px;}
    #footer ul { font-size:11px;}
    #footer ul li {display:inline-block;}

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    Tough stuff.

    These templates aren’t part of a default mediawiki installation and the instructions on how to get them failed for me in past.

    I don’t see the images at the right side vertically as an issue. Just filling up empty space. Gallery could make these images vertically, I think.
    But that would make the page longer. More to scroll. And still waste white space at the right side.

    I cannot see this.

    Either using CSS. -> https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/CSS

    Or mediawiki extension widgets. Already installed and in use.

    Let me know if you want to work on this and require some access rights (not sure already got interface administrator / widget editor).

    I was using the term virus rather than malware recently. It is undisputed, that malware is technically more correct. A virus is just a subset of the overarching category malware. Viruses may not even be the most scary type of malware. Imo torjan horses are a lot worse. However, I yet have to find a laymen in person who knows the term malware. They however do have an idea what a computer virus is. Even though technically imperfect I prefer the term virus since it leads to an understanding by a wider audience. Related: Long Wiki Edits Thread

    Wiki integration needed:

    Ah okay - fair enough if it doesn’t usually work.

    Don’t think I’ll try to play with CSS, too high a risk of stuffing something up on the wiki with my incompetence :slight_smile:

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    Could you please add links from other pages to this page?

    Also this:

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