About The Stop Synthetic Filth! wikiEdit

w:Copyleft is called "the user's right" in Finnish as it gives the user lots of rights, which the user may forfeit through being a dirty pirate, but who pirates free stuff?
The SSF! wiki is permanently licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 w:copyleft license, except where other w:copyright or other copyleft license already exists. See all Creative Commons licenses on Wikipedia.
Stop Synthetic Filth! wiki is hosted in Helsinki, Finland at a hosting business that uses electricity from renewable sources only. (Check)


Linking praxisEdit

  1. Links to Wikipedia occurring outside of {{Q}} and transcluded articles should bear the notice 'w:' i.e. [[w:Article name]].

Accounts are available by requestEdit

There was a problem with spammers registering accounts, so now accounts are available upon reasonable request.

To get an account you need to perform the only the 4 following things

  1. Select an username
  2. Provide a valid email address (the other fields are optional)
  3. Pass the ReCAPTCHA once
  4. Verify your email After you have requested an account you will receive an email from s e r v i c e s @ stop-synthetic-filth.org asking you to click the link in the email to verify your email.

Requesters must verify their email by clicking the link or it will not show up in the account requests queue.

Your account request will be processed. We will never sell or hand over your email addresses to 3rd parties.

The mw:Extension:ConfirmAccount settings are as follows:

$wgMakeUserPageFromBio = false;

$wgAutoWelcomeNewUsers = false;

$wgConfirmAccountRequestFormItems = array(

       'UserName'        => array( 'enabled' => true ), # Your choice of user name
       'RealName'        => array( 'enabled' => false ), # Not asked, this would be a nice field to have, if it was possible to add it as an optional field
       'Biography'       => array( 'enabled' => false, 'minWords' => 50 ),
       'AreasOfInterest' => array( 'enabled' => false ),
       'CV'              => array( 'enabled' => false ),
       'Notes'           => array( 'enabled' => true ), # Optional / Can be blank - Any info you want to provide
       'Links'           => array( 'enabled' => true ), # Optional / Can be blank - Any info you want to provide
       'TermsOfService'  => array( 'enabled' => false ),


Wiki configurationEdit

The Stop Synthetic Filth! wiki at https://stop-synthetic-filth.org/wiki/ has the following configuration:

reCAPTCHA settingsEdit

reCAPTCHA settings for the serverEdit

$wgGroupPermissions['*'            ]['skipcaptcha'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user'         ]['skipcaptcha'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['skipcaptcha'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['bot'          ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; // registered bots
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop'        ]['skipcaptcha'] = true;

$wgCaptchaTriggers['edit']          = true; 
$wgCaptchaTriggers['create']        = true; 
$wgCaptchaTriggers['addurl']        = true; 
$wgCaptchaTriggers['createaccount'] = true;
$wgCaptchaTriggers['badlogin']      = true;

reCAPTCHA settings explained for humansEdit

In human readable terms the reCAPTCHA settings are as follows:

  1. Anonymous users have to pass the captcha always
  2. Non-autoconfirmed users have to pass the captcha always
  3. Autoconfirmed users do not have to pass the CAPTCHA (See #Autopromotion settings explained for humans to figure out when you will be autoconfirmed)

Autopromotion to skip CAPTCHA permanently praxisEdit

“Make 7 edits, and when your account has existed for at least 1 hour and have clicked the "Verify my email"-link sent to verify possession of a valid email account and you can skip captcha permanently.”

~ Juboxi on Current settings of the autopromotion

Autopromotion settingsEdit

Autopromotion settings for the serverEdit

$wgAutopromote = array(
        'autoconfirmed' => array(
                array( APCOND_EDITCOUNT, 7 ),
                array( APCOND_AGE, 60*60 ),

Autopromotion settings explained for humansEdit

In human readable terms:

  1. Users will be automatically promoted to autoconfirmed when all three conditions are met
    1. They have confirmed their email address by clicking on the confirmation link in the email sent by the system when registering an account
    2. They have made 7 edits
    3. Their account has existed for at least one hour

These values may need to be adjusted in the future. The goal of these settings is to

  1. Avoid spamming, vandals etc.
  2. To give genuine contributors ability to edit without needing to solve CAPTCHAs reasonably quickly

Email settingsEdit

  1. $wgEnableEmail = true;
    Email is enabled. See mw:Manual:$wgEnableEmail for more info.
  2. $wgEnableUserEmail = true;
    Emailing users with [[Special:EmailUser/Username]] is enabled if the user has verified his/her email address and has not disabled receiving mail via wiki. See mw:Manual:$wgEnableUserEmail for more info.
  3. $wgEnotifUserTalk = true;
    Emailing notices about someone else having edited your talk page are enabled. See mw:Manual:$wgEnotifUserTalk for more info
  4. $wgEnotifWatchlist = true;
    Email notices about someone editing a page on your Special:Watchlist are enabled. See mw:Manual:$wgEnotifWatchlist for more info.
  5. $wgEmailAuthentication = true;
    Requirement to verify your email address is enabled. Without having a verified email address of the email functions only the sending new password via email will work. Also not verifying email address stops a user from being autopromoted to autoconfirmed-status. See mw:Manual:$wgEmailAuthentication for more info.

Email coming from this wiki is sent by s e r v i c e s (at) ban-covert-modeling.org and will show in the envelope that it is delivered by a mail server of Gandi.net.

Scary transclusionEdit

$wgEnableScaryTransclusion = true; is enabled and Special:Interwiki adjusted so that pages with the interwiki prefix 'wikipedia:' can be transcluded by writing {{wikipedia::Article name}}

Mobile interfaceEdit

mw:Extension:MobileFrontend (MF) and mw:Skin:Minerva Neue together make a mobile view.

Advanced Mobile Contributions (AMC) needs to be enabled for all users in order for them to see a link to Special:RecentChanges and Special:SpecialPages

  • In the following configuration
  • "base" => all mobile users
  • "beta" => users that have enabled the beta features in the mobile menu -> settings
  • "amc" => users that have enabled AMC in mobile menu -> settings

Here is the configuration for the mobile interface:

wfLoadSkin( 'MinervaNeue' );  # load skin specifically developed for mobile device audience
$wgMFDefaultSkinClass = 'SkinMinerva'; # default skin for MF
wfLoadExtension( 'MobileFrontend' ); # load MF
$wgMFAutodetectMobileView = true; # explicit setting of this is not required since Mediawiki version (???)
$wgMFAdvancedMobileContributions = true; # allow AMC. Obs. without this there will be no reasonable minimum menu
$wgMinervaPageActions = array( # show UI for page actions: edit, talk, watch, switch language
        'edit' => true,
        'talk' => true,
        'watch' => true,
        'switch-language' => true
$wgMinervaHistoryInPageActions = array( # show UI for page history in mobile menu to all mobile users
  'beta' => true,
  'base' => true,
  'amc' => true
$wgMinervaAdvancedMainMenu = array(  # Enable Advanced Main Menu in mobile menu to all mobile users
  'beta' => true,
  'base' => true,
  'amc' => true
$wgMinervaPersonalMenu = array( # Show personal menu in mobile menu to all mobile users
  'beta' => true,
  'base' => true,
  'amc' => true