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[edit] Herein goeth anything regarding the technicalities of the wiki

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If you've written, or are using, some extension or script that either might give others problems or is giving you a problem, then either describe it or link to it on this page.

If you've written some piece of code that you want help with, ask here with linkage.

If your browser acts up with some code,ask here.

In short, anything techy, ask, tell or link on this page.

If you think it is a server-type issue, feel free to email the goat at ttoulouse@gmail.com or touloutm@mcmaster.ca for best results.

[edit] Abuse filter loophole

Apparently the block settings of for the "dox" filter allows the blocked BoN to edit their talk page.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:03, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

It's not a loophole. It's just how it is. The edit filter doesn't permit you to specify block options. Change it by hand if the blocked account comes back to edit its talkpage. Nutty Roux (talk) 16:14, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Uh, I did - the reason I noticed is that they spammed their crap on their talk page after being blocked and I had to delete it and re-block them.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:17, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Uh, I saw that just as clearly as I saw why you did it. Nutty Roux (talk) 16:22, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

[edit] What links here

How come this internal link shows up on the 'What links here' rationalist page, but this one minutes later does not show up on the fatwa page? nobsIt all depends what ISIS is. 17:30, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

i think it's something to do with those navboxes on the right hand side. They transclude random stuff from the category they're about, and that all gets caught up in the "what links here" thing. They're very annoying when you're trying to tidy up via What Links Here. Personally I'd change them all to having fixed lists of the best of the topic, if we're to have them at all.</rant> SophieWilderModerator 18:28, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
What SW said. You can remove them from the "what links here" list by making a zero edit in them - just open them for editing and immediately hit "Save page" without actually editing. This will cause the link tables to be re-populated.--ZooGuard (talk) 18:31, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
duh...I got it...or I could just click the 'View Next 50' button...duh.... nobsIt all depends what ISIS is. 18:45, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Search appears broken

Try searching for something. I get no results for anything. Note that I'm specifically talking about Special:Search (I know my way around MediaWiki). Shows you how much anyone uses it. --Ymir (talk) 23:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Ah, thank you! Lucene restarted :-) - David Gerard (talk) 12:37, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

[edit] WIGO World archives

Is there some specific reason why WIGO World archives of June 2014 is deleted and no more archives since then is found? ThiehTK = Terry Koeckritz 01:15, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Those are done by WIGObot, no idea who runs that - David Gerard (talk) 12:37, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
User:Π runs those bots. The lack of reply from him kind of make me wonder whether that has been brought up elsewhere already. ThiehTK = Terry Koeckritz 00:57, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Pi often disappears for months at a time. His control of RationalWiki's bots is a legacy of years-old decisions, and at this point responsibility for them should absolutely be passed to David and Trent. It's a bad idea to let the RW's bots languish because the one guy who has control of them can't be arsed to fix them in a reasonable time frame. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 01:45, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Wat

I tried to create an account using my mobile data provided by Telstra, an Australian internet provider thing. It said I was blocked for being a proxy from the "DNSBL" or something? What is this? The ip is (talk) 13:02, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

We block open proxies from editing or account creation because they were the source of a barrage of garbage in the recent past. That IP is in Spamhaus' general block list as supplied by Telstra for email - it certainly shouldn't be a web proxy. Your own IP shows as blocked similarly, but again only for email. I'll check how drastic our blockers are being. In the meantime, email me at dgerard@gmail.com with your desired account name and I'll try to create it for you - David Gerard (talk) 13:24, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
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