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

FAQs & Problems:

  • Problems with accessing 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] Again no gadgets

No working gadgets, the tab in Preferences is missing again.--ZooGuard (talk) 12:11, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

They work fine. Nutty Roux (talk) 18:09, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

And again.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:42, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

And they are back. WTF? --ZooGuard (talk) 18:20, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

And again.--ZooGuard (talk) 09:29, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Seem to switch on and off with the weather or the phase of the moon or something. Scream!! (talk) 11:05, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
They are back at the moment. Thank you to whoever fixed it.--ZooGuard (talk) 16:15, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

The weather/phase of the moon is unfavourable again.--ZooGuard (talk) 10:34, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Still no gadgets. Does anyone know what's the personal .js for a "section 0 edit link"?--ZooGuard (talk) 09:56, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
*bump*--ZooGuard (talk) 08:27, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, having those gadgets again would be awesome. While it may not seem like much of a deal, some of those gadgets are quite useful. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 09:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Templates/Reference material

Template:PD-USG doesn't work with Template:Reference material for some odd reason. (Edit) Actually, none of the license templates seem to work with the Reference material's parameters somehow. Thieh[Talk needed] 21:03, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Never mind, the doc is wrong on that one, fixing it in short order. ThiehTK = Terry Koeckritz 21:09, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Problem with SVG image

There is a problem with File:Icon social justice.svg - the file page exists, and it shows up in the Upload log, but no thumbnail or complete image is displayed on any page. Clicking on the "file" link in the Upload log allows you to download the file directly - http://rationalwiki.org/w/images/5/5e/Icon_social_justice.svg , which means that the upload was at least partially successful. Any idea what's going on here?--ZooGuard (talk) 09:48, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

So far it seems that Tyrannis and me are/were able to see the image just fine, while ZooGuard and Femilisk aren't/weren't. Nullahnung (talk) 10:17, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Cache synchronisation problems?--ZooGuard (talk) 10:32, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

[edit] AfD page- Easter Bunny

What just happened? GØØBY PLS Remembrance of the transcending moonDolan.png 14:23, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Never mind. MESSIAH OF DOOM Mortality is truth…Dolan.png 14:34, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Confirmation email


I've just created a new sock but I'm not getting the confirmation email. Is this my stupidity, is gmail treating us as spam or is there something wrong? Cloud Yeller (talk) 10:45, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I just sent myself an email through the wiki, to my GMail, so it's sending out email okay ... - David Gerard (talk) 11:28, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Smileys

What happened to the old "Smileys" toolbar we could have? Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 08:48, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Bible Generator

(The one with the texts) usually have a link such as

Titus 1:1-2
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Which clicking on the link reloads the page (or goes to technical support when this one is on technical support. Is there a difference?). Is that the intended behaviour? ThiehMonitoring virgin birth experiment 16:36, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Probably not. That extension has had problems since the section title format of RW's annotated Bible was changed.--ZooGuard (talk) 08:20, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

[edit] 404 Not Found

... is what I get when I type http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/ in the address bar. Can we make it so it just redirects to the main page, like in Wikipedia? Sherif (talk) 09:15, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

It should do. But the .htaccess is made entirely of wtf - David Gerard (talk) 11:11, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Excessive IP vandalism via proxy servers

Is there an easier way to prevent this? It's starting to get frustrating --Drowninginlimbo (talk) 13:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

In the past, a certain persistent vandal required the activation of a switch that used anti-spam IP blacklists to deal with it. I don't know if it's still in use.--ZooGuard (talk) 15:35, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Would it be possible to utilise this for a day or so? --Drowninginlimbo (talk) 15:44, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
As I said, I don't know if it's still in use, i.e. if it has been left "on" - it doesn't catch everything, it takes some time for a proxy's address to make it to the lists.
Anyway, it's a setting that requires access to the server. That means it has to be done by DG or TT.--ZooGuard (talk) 15:59, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
It's not currently on. It's something I'm pretty reluctant to switch on except in dire circumstances, because (IIRC) it catches unlucky logged-in users too - David Gerard (talk) 22:29, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
It wasn't that bad, certainly nothing that couldn’t be handled. We had worse a couple years back when some disgruntled former shit editor went on this weird TOR-backed spree which involved fucking with templates and signatures and putting weird clipped portions of articles into themselves. Shit, what was his name? He damn near broke the wiki. Father Vivian O'Blivion talkModerator 22:34, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, that was the guy we put that in place for. But "night mode" is deprecated unless it's absolutely necessary because of an ongoing serious attack. (That's a description of the discussion at the time, not a declaration of policy on my part.) - David Gerard (talk) 07:33, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

[edit] An image error on NoiseBot's userpage

I uploaded an image for use on the userpage of my bot account. However, all I see from both my browser and from my smart phone in place of the image is the following error:

Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/home/rationalwiki/public_html/w/images/9/92/NoiseBot_1.jpg': No such file or directory @ blob.c/OpenBlob/2480. convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_1b3fef1-1.jpg' @ convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/2838.

Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 07:51, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Looks like a simple deletion and re-upload were the key to fixing it. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 09:45, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
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