Talk:Live mirrors

Latest comment: 2 years ago by Mitar in topic Caching HTML only

Blocked special pages


If a remote loader is blocking access to Special: pages, you can work around that by placing the following code on any page (such as a sandbox):


It's an easy way to get incontrovertible proof that they're remote loading, although any ordinary edit would do too.

 – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 03:49, 16 October 2007 (UTC)Reply



Is the purpose of this list to immediately block these sites? It seems that loading once and then caching would have minimal impact on Wikipedia's hardware, for instance.

No - that is what database dumps are for.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:39, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Anybody there?


Are the developers actively blocking these sites or are people listing them on the assumption that developers will take action when they're not actually paying attention? If not, does this mean that live mirroring is not seen as a significant problem? 00:06, 30 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

What's wrong?


What's wrong with live mirrors? Ever heard of the GFDL?

Using Content on GFDL is no problem - there are DB-Dumps. Using Wikimedia resources is an other, since these are paid by donations wich are not given to support SEOs. C-M 08:23, 25 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
Also claiming that they are wikipedia (i.e. by reusing the wikipedia logo) is a problem, besides that some of these sites fail to comply to some of the GFDL terms like naming of the authors or such. --PaterMcFly 20:53, 2 August 2008 (UTC)Reply



On the use of Commons images. If a site, not a mirror, is linking in a handful of commons images, instead of hosting them directly, would that be considered a "live mirror"? Should we clarify what sort of image-use linking is acceptable in this case? Wjhonson 21:45, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

It's the purpose of Commons, so to some extent that shouldn't be an issue. Ironically it is the biggest potential bandwidth eater. Rich Farmbrough 03:30 12 January 2013 (GMT).

Wide table, and getting wider.... wrap table columns?


It would be nice if each entry listed when it was added to this list and when it was last updated. But that makes it even more ridiculously wide. Perhaps the data should be wrapped across several rows to make it all fit in a normal browser window? Group the long and short fields together into columns, and a big field at the bottom for additional notes, like so:


Number Date Created status Domain
Date Updated ranked link to a special page
GFDL compliant text / image Access via Open Proxy?
Notes and other information
118 17:22, 29 September 2008 up (from de-WP)
17:18, 8 December 2008 no Special:Mytalk
in parts both
no GFDL, no authors, own copyright
139 02:52, 4 February 2009 up
yes #032
No Both No?
nothing about GFDL; no history, no link to actual article; pulls content in real-time. Special pages do not always work, see talk page for work-around

I acknowledge that moving table cells around for a project page this huge is a major chore. DMahalko 09:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)Reply



This site is mirroring my userpage on Wikipedia, so may well be mirroring other stuff. I can't figure how to add to the list, so am posting here. Thanks. --Ebyabe 22:36, 20 September 2009 (UTC)Reply


See as an example.Naraht 20:11, 28 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

"they can have it auto-update once a day or the like to keep it current"


How would they do that? Does anyone have some code for implementing that? And if they're going to do that, then why not just update it continuously? Leucosticte (talk) 12:06, 5 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

I think that was written when Wikipedia was much smaller. Rich Farmbrough 03:28 12 January 2013 (GMT).



It is difficult to add a site here, so I'm just going to list it on the talk page:

Example page:

Rich Farmbrough 03:28 12 January 2013 (GMT).



There's a note here: that ended with a suggestion to link it here. However, I don't think there is enough information in the message to construct a new entry here. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 15:07, 14 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Building EN Wikipedia mirror


I am seeking help in creating a daily updated EN Wikipedia mirror. This mirror needs all meta, but not necessarily media from commons. Media from commons can be stage 2. This mirror needs to be updated every 24 hours (or more frequent if deemed feasible). Hardware and bandwidth resources are available for this project. I have read Dr. Kent L. Millers work on wiki mirrors ( . Not sure it is the best approach. Has anyone made a successful one as I have described? Seeking all input (failures and successes) please. Thebluegold (talk) 18:37, 9 October 2017 (UTC)Reply


Does this qualify? It includes changes that I made less than 10 minutes ago and doesn't change anything except adding advertisements.Naraht (talk) 17:38, 12 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Where is a list of mirrors which actually work please?


I mean for those of us here in Turkey without access to Wikipedia but with access to this meta it would be good to have a list here.

Caching HTML only


Is it acceptable to cache only HTML and to leave any img and similar tags as they are, thus loading image and other files from Wikipedia file servers when the cached page is shown? Mitar (talk) 12:06, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

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