RationalWiki Upgrade 2017

Since this morning, RationalWiki.org is running on MediaWiki 1.27.

This is a bit of a facade, since it's just a snapshot which Tim Starling imported and upgraded as a dry run.

This database will be dropped and recreated, so any edits you make will be lost. Sorry!

In addition, search and several other functions are not done yet and will give PHP errors.

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[edit] Lost links at the very top of my user page

I somehow lost links to sandbox, namespace at the very top of my user page Outside of the editable part Answer This is controlled in the gadgets tab of Preferences Got it Purebread (talk) 03:15, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

[edit] What are the limitations on reverts for new users?

I noticed that Alex Jones had been blanked and replaced with your standard "I thought this was RATIONALwiki" spiel so I attempted to undo the changes and revert back to the previous version. When I did it I ended up with an error message saying something along the lines of how my edit had be detected to be non-constructive. It also had the error code $1

What's the deal with this? Did I try to revert using the wrong method (undo via past revisions), or is there some kind of time/contribution limit before reverts are allowed? I'm not sure why a simple revert would trigger the vandalism filter while page blanking by a BoN didn't. I don't really mind, and the vandalism was fixed by someone else within a few minutes anyway, but I'm just wondering how to avoid it in the future. MVHVTMV (talk) 15:40, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

[edit] I love this website

I think you guys are doing great work. I'm a dyed in the wool liberal secular atheist so its refreshing to see some sanity on the internet.. i do have a request for my brethren/fellow travelers.. I made a website and am trying to develope a kind of secular religion/life philosophy.. some of it disagrees with certain aspects of traditional science but over all i think its pretty sound. is there anyway you guys can help me promote it? specifically with talk pages bashing it and an article so the google webbots will index it? id appreciate it and again.. thanks you guys you really are doing good work. my site. — Unsigned, by: 104.235.215.150 / talk / contribs

[edit] Help topic

This is coming from someone new to wikis altogether, but one of the first things I looked for once I created an account was a private message function. By now I'm fairly sure that there isn't meant to be one, in which case why not add this in the help section for newcomers? After all, I notice that the help does cover general wiki topics, so it might save people some time...or am I just missing something? :) Tma (talk) 15:55, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

If someone has set a valid email address in their Preferences you can email them, that's the closest thing there is. Christopher (talk) 16:00, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Use Special:EmailUser. Christopher (talk) 18:04, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

[edit] How to contribute to a topic that is an "essay" from someone else?

How do I write material on a topic that has been written on previously, but only in the form of an essay from another user rather than an article designed to be edited? I am hesitant to create a new article because the essay already exists, yet I feel queasy about editing someone else's essay without their permission. What is the way out of this dilemma? 71.163.117.90 (talk) 11:36, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Nightvid

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