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This page is automatically archived by Pibot
Archives for this talk page: <1>, <2>, <3>, <4>, <5>, <6>, <7>, <8>, <9>, <10>, <11>, <12>

Autogenerated list of users with Tech rights: Special:ListUsers/tech.

Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it!

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] PiBot is down

Originally, "PiBot on my talk page".--ZooGuard (talk) 17:57, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Hey -- I have PiBot set up to archive my talk page every 48 hrs, but there's stuff going back longer than that. Can someone more knowledgeable than I please tell me what I have done wrong? Many thanks. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 17:30, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Its last edit was on 1 February: Special:Contributions/Pibot. It looks like it may be down.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:57, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
I've asked Pi about it: User talk:Π.--ZooGuard (talk) 17:59, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
I've tested pywikibot's archivebot script under User:ZooBot. It seems that I've managed to configure it, but it looks like Pibot had some extra features, such as the "sticky" keyword, that the generic script lacks, so I don't want to risk running it to clear the backlog.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:13, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
So I ran ZooBot with a modified archivebot script and it managed to clear most of the backlog. I even convinced it to archive the Saloon Bar. I also found a few cases of misconfigured Pibot templates. User:MadmanJohnson had managed to convince Pibot to delete old threads from his talk page without actually archiving them, though I'm not sure if it was evil genius or just plain incompetence.--ZooGuard (talk) 21:33, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
It's like the wiki just took a huge poop it really needed. Well done! - David Gerard (talk) 21:54, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

OK, so Pi has replied, and it seems that they can't help. Who runs Pibot and where?--ZooGuard (talk) 08:49, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Not on any box I have root on, unfortunately - David Gerard (talk) 19:31, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

It also appears that one of the capturebot is down. WIGO:CP doesn't seem to be keeping screencap automatically anymore. K61824"6+18=24" 13:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it runs on the same box as pibot ran on. Trent has access to it, I don't - David Gerard (talk) 16:10, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Any fixes on the hirizon? K61824Who is Terry Koeckritz anyways? 20:28, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
I've given up waiting for pibot. If I see a page needs archiving, I archive it. BicyclewheelModerator 22:04, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Just in case someone hasn't noticed it, User:ZooBot has been in charge for archiving Pibot-enabled talk pages. Look at the Recent changes with bot edits shown every day after 10:00 UTC.--ZooGuard (talk) 11:56, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Error with Navsidebar in Politics articles

I get an error in the "Random strands and actors" section in each page with that Navsidebar, like Politics:

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 1.8.9 : No results found.

Super Dude, What does mine say? Sweet! 10:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

It's trying to pull two random articles from Category:Politicians, but there are no articles in that category - everyone has been sorted into sub-categories. I don't know if it's a recent development or not. I suspect that someone will have to shout at a certain user, but I don't have time right now to determine who's responsible and when it happened.--ZooGuard (talk) 11:57, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Protecting pages (moved from Forum)

Can someone please explain how this is done? Are normal users able to do this? Thanks — — Unsigned, by: Mouse / talk / contribs contribs 03:47, 5 March 2015‎

It requires simple cleaning supplies and elbow grease. User:ikanreed User talk:ikanread 03:53, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
'Sysop POWERS'™ are required. Then it's a simple matter of clicking the 'down arrow' at the top of the page and doing stuff. Scream!! (talk)11:18, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Reporting disallowed constructive edit on Doxing

Reporting an error I received on my attempted edit to Doxing, with this message:

This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed.
If you believe your edit was constructive, please report this error. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Dox in a box

The old text (still current) was/is:

...this can bring real pain to innocent people who...

The attempted change:

...this can bring real pain to additional people who...

The attempted summary, marked 'minor', was:

In case of name confusion, "this can bring real pain to *additional* people" [oldid suggests the orig target was not innocent]

What rule was violated, and how do I save this edit? Mathglot (talk) 02:55, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

You didn't do anything wrong. You tripped an edit filter intended to catch drive-by dox dropping. I'm not going to state the criteria the rule is looking for, but suffice it to say make a few more edits and I'll wave a magic wand and you're all good. For the time being, you can edit any other page no problem regardless. Nutty Roux (talk) 03:02, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Images ?

Can I upload [1] for my page or is that a slippery slope towards fucking up the place ? The ever unpresent Westonbirt 18:55, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Sure! Just remember to properly attribute it. FuzzyCatPotato™ (talk/stalk) 19:00, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] DPL Extension problem

A template on this page has the following error message: "Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 1.8.9 : No results found.". You know, where the problem is (Screenshot)?--Arisboch (talk) 00:52, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

It's because Category:Politicians has become a meta-category, which DPL can't handle. I've just removed it, since the alternate involves doing work FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ﹐ Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 01:03, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

[edit] User:DeadMan Wonderland/monbook.js

Plz remove template link from page someone with better permissions than me thanks. Hipocrite (talk) 15:39, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Done.--ZooGuard (talk) 12:01, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


[edit] I assure you...

That by simply attempting to link to my Wikipedia userpage I am not attempting to spam. And yes, it is the same person. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 22:09, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

I assume you are talking about the captcha? You only have 2 edits, you can't just expect to be taken at your word the moment you showed up, it'll go away as time passes and there doesn't appear to be a tech issue. --Miekal 22:14, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't mind the captcha, it blocked me from posting the link even after I correctly entered said captcha. It's not the biggest deal in the world, but I figured you might want to know your filter is blocking such innocuous things as a Wikipedia userpage. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 00:34, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
it's adding a link to your userpage too early - David Gerard (talk) 23:26, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough, like I said it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Just wasn't sure if it was intentional, I think I'll live if I have to wait four more edits :) The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 01:12, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
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