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Herein goeth anything regarding the technicalities of the wiki

  • Problems with accessing/editing the wiki
  • Problems with MediaWiki/HTML/CSS/Javascript/etc.
  • Questions about RW's configuration/extensions/servers/etc.
  • In short, anything tech-y goes here

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Semi-frequent updates about RW's technical status are available at RationalWiki's blogspot.
To view or suggest changes to configuration files and MediaWiki extensions, see RationalWiki's GitHub.

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Users with Tech rights: see Special:ListUsers/tech
Users with root on the servers: David Gerard (dgerard@gmail.com) and Tmtoulouse

If your IP is blocked from editing as an open proxy: You need to go to your provider about it. The lists we use are xbl.spamhaus.org, dnsbl.tornevall.org, all.s5h.net. If your IP is on one of these lists, then your provider has a serious problem they need to resolve. We cannot get your ISP out of the blacklist.

Subsection link (sticky)[edit]

What extension does Wikipedia use to get the subsection links next to each subsection title? FuzzyCatPotato of the Unrefined Card games (talk/stalk) 13:39, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

What r u talking about? ClickerClock (talk) 04:45, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
I think Fuzzy means the "§" link that appears next to the headings, that links to the anchor for that heading. (once again, memorising the ASCII code for section signs comes in handy!) —Kazitor, pending 08:28, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

@FuzzyCatPotato, yall happy now?

See the main article on this topic: Goat § What to do with a Goat and a stool

Encyclopedia § EtymologyWikipedia's W.svg See the Wikipedia article on Encyclopedia § Ancient times. —ClickerClock (talk) 05:24, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Not what I meant... I mean, that's really good :) But I recall there once being a § link next to the actual sections on a page. I'm not sure where it went. —Kazitor, pending 05:35, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
I have no idea what you mean. —ClickerClock (talk) 05:44, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Like, on the page there is a heading that says "Subsection link (sticky)". Next to it, either before or after the "edit" link, there was a single, grey "§" link that appended the appropriate anchor to the URL, e.g. §. —Kazitor, pending 06:13, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Screenshot? —ClickerClock (talk) 12:34, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Subsections playing up (sticky)[edit]

===Goat===.jpeg

I've seen this a few times, it was this revision and the wikitext seems normal. Christopher (talk) 09:33, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

The error occurs when a subsection is immediately before the end of a page. I'd bet that this is a result of the MediaWiki upgrade, but I've really no idea. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 17:06, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
And as these edits should make clear, this only occurs on certain pages. It could also be a template -- maybe something didn't close a div or a span and it's fucking with the subsections. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 17:07, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
This is not a result of the recent upgrade. This has been an issue for years.—チーズバーガー • めん Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 17:09, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Cannot post this on the Chicken coup, falsely claims edit marked as harmful when it is reporting trouble.[edit]

This discussion was moved to RationalWiki:Chicken coop.

Refnote templates[edit]

I've noticed there is a template for adding the note section to articles, but not one for refnotes themselves, could someone with tech access please change this? It is very tedious to find a page with refnotes and copy/paste the frame into a different article. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 19:21, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

You mean to write <ref group=note>as if</ref>? That's not hard to remember, but I think there is a template for it, efn or something. —Kazitor, pending 22:28, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Issue with voting[edit]

I'm having trouble with a link on WIGO:World. Diff I created a new entry with a new vote in the usual way, but it appeared with 17 upvotes. I tried to delete the vote tags and add a new vote but that didn't have any effect. I don't know if this is a caching issue or what. Thanks. --Gospatric (talk) 09:20, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

I tried action=purge so I guess it's not caching, and I tried editing the text as well as posting a new vote. I'm wondering if someone else deleted a poll and I'm reusing that number. Is there a way to get around that? --Gospatric (talk) 09:25, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Looks like this relates to #WIGO poll numbers above. I changed it to world18302 instead. —Kazitor, pending 09:31, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, it probably does relate to that issue now I look at the numbers. No idea why this should reappear as an issue? --Gospatric (talk) 12:42, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Rename {{Talkpage/Pibot}}[edit]

The name's highly obsolete. I suggest relocating it, leaving a redirect, to something like Talkpage/AutoArchive or even just AutoArchive. Can confirm this wouldn't muck up the archiving. —Kazitor, pending 11:14, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.31[edit]

isn't here yet, but is a matter of months. Anyone else who feels like putting up a test install, feel free - David Gerard (talk) 22:56, 23 April 2018 (UTC)