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The people with root on the servers are Tmtoulouse and David Gerard.


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

FAQs & Problems:

  • Problems with accessing the wiki
  • Queries about extensions
  • Javascript Help
  • CSS Help
  • Wikitalk Help

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] 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? K61824CP≠Child Porn? 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. K61824ZOYG I edit like Kenservative! 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)
So.... any fixes in sight? K61824[Talk needed] 21:06, 27 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)

[edit] In case you're wondering about the notification emails

I just got a pile of old talk page notification emails. These appear to be from while the outgoing email wasn't working; they were finally sent because the server got rebooted. Everything is fiiiine! - David Gerard (talk) 21:46, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm kinda surprised MediaWiki doesn't cap the maximum age before it gives up trying to send emails. Or is it more of an outbox situation? Ikanreed (talk) 21:49, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
By then they'd already left MediaWiki and been queued up for sending, they just ... never got sent - David Gerard (talk) 23:31, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
I did briefly panic because the first email of the bunch I got was a copy of an RMF board email I sent several weeks ago. Thank you for letting us know not to worry about it. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 08:28, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Old mail from new user with autoblock issue

I just now got an email from User:Egg dated 23 September 2014, replying to this question about whether he was trying to put an external link on his user page. He said, "Yes, my Wikipedia userpage and twitter. I think it's a very common case and it shouldn't be forbidden."
He says he got a "Cannot open socket." error when trying to reply on this page. I've replied with an apology on behalf of RW, and a recommendation that he email RNS. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 17:05, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Slow

Like wading thru' treacle! Scream!! (talk) 17:45, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Working OK for me ... - David Gerard (talk) 18:19, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
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