YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Difference between revisions of "Wikitravel:Bug reports"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
(Iframe doesn't work in Konqueror: Moved to shared:)
m (interwiki redirects confuse tatatabot (which I hope is still in operation?))
(39 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
This page is for bug reports for the Wikitravel installation of Mediawiki 1.6.8 (see [[Special:Version]]). Bugs that have been verified as fixed already are under [[Wikitravel:Fixed bugs]].  For older bug reports, see the [[Wikitravel:bug report archives]]. For new ideas, try [[Wikitravel:Feature requests]].
'''''[[:shared:Wikitravel Shared:Technical requests]]'''''
For each bug you find, '''please''' start a new section on this page. It makes it easier to discuss each problem separately.
<!-- interwiki links here to save them from getting moved. -->
[[fr:Wikitravel:Rapport d'erreurs]]
[[pt:Wikitravel:Relatório de erros]]
==Special pages: popular pages==
Popular pages don't get updated since the latest transfer to the new ISP.
[[User:JensANDMarian|Jens]] 16:39, 08 Dec 2004 (EST)
:The page read counts is no longer being updated, since we're caching pages out as HTML. There are [ Web statistics]  available, but they're not very fine-grained. I can try to work on some more detailed stats in the future. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 13:07, 3 Dec 2005 (EST)
An article served by a random page search at [ Gro&#195;&#159;glockner_Hochalpenstra&#195;&#159;e] is the same as [[Großglockner Hochalpenstraße]], (since redirected to [[Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse]]). The ß displayed as &#195;&#159; in both the article and title when served by the [[Special:Randompage]]. The two articles were identical, apparently. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 04:11, 24 Jan 2005 (EST)
==Error uploading large .svg file==
It appears that [[:Image:Paris.svg]] has outgrown the ability of Mediawiki to handle.  When trying to upload I get the following error:
  Internal error
  Could not copy file "" to "/var/www/html/en/upload/5/57/Paris.svg".
And the following PHP error messages are dumped before the HTML is rendered:
  <br />
  <b>Warning</b>:  fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in <b>/var/www/html/en/includes/SpecialUpload.php</b> on line <b>449</b><br />
  <br />
  <b>Warning</b>:  fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in <b>/var/www/html/en/includes/SpecialUpload.php</b> on line <b>450</b><br />
: As a workaround you can try to use compressed  '''.svgz''' format (svg+gzip). I think it's supported by most svg browsers. For sure by Adobe SVG Viewer. -- [[User:JanSlupski|JanSlupski]] 18:09, 28 Jan 2005 (EST)
::Good idea.  Evan can you add that to the list of acceptable extensions? -- [[User:Mark|Mark]] 03:41, 5 Feb 2005 (EST)
:::I'm starting to do some U.S. maps using the Census Bureau Tigerline data.  Since it's done by county the SVG versions work out to be really really big (for now), so the .svgz extension would be really fantastic now. -- [[User:Mark|Mark]] 05:48, 11 Mar 2005 (EST)
==Image displayed incorrectly after size change==
[[:Image:Cusco_from_Sacsayhuam%C3%A1n_-_July_2003.jpg]] was reuploaded at a smaller size, but the page still displays it at the original size, with resulting gross distortion.  The image itself is still intact though if you right-click and View Image. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 11:17, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)
:Please check if it is fixed now. It seems that this is another instance of previous caching bug. Workaround is to manually reset server cache, for example by selecting ''Edit'' and then ''Save'' (without doing any change to the content, so edit wouldn't be even recored). --[[User:JanSlupski|JanSlupski]] 19:18, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)
::Problem appears to have resolved itself and image displays OK now. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 08:49, 6 Apr 2005 (EDT)
:::Well, just before posting my previous comment I had processed [[:Image:Cusco_from_Sacsayhuam%C3%A1n_-_July_2003.jpg]] image with what I described as 'workaround' above. So probably next time problem occurs, workaround will be needed also... --[[User:JanSlupski|JanSlupski]] 19:49, 7 Apr 2005 (EDT)
==Special pages show underscores in page titles==
Special pages such as [[Special:Deadendpages]], [[Special:Popularpages]], [[Special:Shortpages]], [[Special:Longpages]], [[Special:Ancientpages]], ([[Special:Uncategorizedpages]]) and [[Special:Lonelypages]] show underscores (_) instead of blanks or spaces ( ) in page titles.
Blanks or spaces do '''not''' show as undescores on [[Special:Newpages]], [[Special:Wantedpages]] and most notably [[Special:Allpages]].  Shouldn't the page title be displayed the same in all cases? (This may have been a long term issue, but I cannot remember it happening before the 1.4.3 upgrade.) -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 22:15, 21 May 2005 (EDT)
==No cutoff for Watchlist==
The watchlist shows the last change for all items, regardless of what's selected for Days or Hours. -- [[User:Paul Richter|Paul Richter]] 03:46, 23 May 2005 (EDT)
==No history for SVG or PNG images ==
History for SVG files also seems to be badly messed up -- new versions are accepted, but only the original version is shown (see [[:Image:Singapore.svg]]). [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 10:49, 6 Jan 2006 (EST)
: Seems to apply to PNG files also.  See eg [] or [] &mdash; I uploaded new versions of both today, and the image was replaced, but the history doesn't show either change. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 06:15, 9 April 2006 (EDT)
:: For the SVG files, it's a caching issue; if you purge the cache for the Image: page (or edit and save), you'll see the image history correctly. For the png files, you're linking to the history of the Image: page, which hasn't been changes. The history of the image itself appears on the Image: page, and again, it's a cache issue. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 07:19, 9 April 2006 (EDT)
==Attribution footer acting strangely==
I've noticed that on some pages, the "Creative Commons" logo is superimposed over the attribution text. Some people's user names are no longer clickable, and if you move your mouse cursor across the words, a contributor's user name will show up.
I don't know if this is just an incompatibility with the browser I'm using (Safari 1.2.4) or not. -- [[User:Mikito|Mikito]] 16:50, 17 Jun 2005 (EDT)
: I suspect a browser issue, Mozilla/WinXP is fine. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 23:36, 22 Jun 2005 (EDT)
==Japanese Style Sheet==
When [[User:Mnd]] adds the ja: links to our pages [], and then I look at them, the "navigation", "toolbox", "copyright" and other stuff is in Japanese.  [[User:Wrh2|Wrh2]] reports that it goes away when the page is edited by an en: user.  Maybe caching issue on server? -- [[User:Cjensen|Colin]] 16:59, 15 Sep 2005 (EDT)
:Actually all you have to do is force the re-caching by viewing the page using a URL like this one:  Of course it would be easier for Evan, who could just delete all of the related cached html files.  The fix is to make the Cache404 user have a language pref. -- [[User:Mark|Mark]] 02:01, 16 Sep 2005 (EDT)
==Buffer Overflow?==
Check this out[]. Someone vandalised the [[Ulaanbaatar]] page and I reverted it. But the vandalism consisted of putting a '''huge''' amount of nonsense text. That seems to be crashing the "difference engine". Try comparing the vandalised version with any other version to reproduce the bug --[[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 13:57, 9 Nov 2005 (EST)
:This seems to have been fixed somewhere along the line. &mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 14:44, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
==Two pages have the same name==
The page [[Central Oahu (Oahu)]] shows up in a search as being two pages with one name. (The second has 0 bytes.) They appear to have been created by the same user at the same time - possibly by double clicking the submit button on the entry form. The page(s) are slated for deletion but I thought it worth a mention here. Page name show up in the orphaned pages and the dead end pages even when the applicable page is neither. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 21:02, 10 Dec 2005 (EST)
:Deletion fixed this problem. I deleted the page once and wound up with two deleted edits! Problem solved. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 18:54, 28 Dec 2005 (EST)
==Links to namespace are broken==
Following a link to a page in the Wikitravel: namespace results in a page without the toolbox and logo, as if I had asked for the printable version. Attempting to follow a link on that page results in an error "Protocol not supported: wikitravel", because the link begins "wikitravel:" instead of "http:". I think this problem dates from the server move. I'm using Konqueror 3.4.0.-[[User:PierreAbbat|phma]] 21:59, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)
==Inaccessible pages==
[[Special:Lonelypages]] list the page [[Nl:Wikitravel:Welkom]] as being an orphan. However this link goes to [[Nl:Wikitravel:Welkom|the Dutch Wikitravel Welcome page]]. The English version of the page [[Nl:Wikitravel:Welkom]] cannot be accessed as it shows up as a ''Bad Title''. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 19:07, 28 Dec 2005 (EST)
:Hurgh. Yes, that's kind of a funky problem. Before the launch of the Dutch-language Wikitravel, "nl:" had no meaning and articles that started with "nl" were just regular articles in the "main" namespace. I thought I had caught them all before the launch, but I guess I missed a couple. Now, they're links to the Dutch-language version.
:I'm not sure what to do about this. Those pre-launch article names aren't part of the process for getting a new language version started, so I don't think it's a problem with changing our processes. Maybe there's a technical fix here, like setting up fake prefixes for those languages that don't yet have a Wikitravel version? That way, attempt to make things like [[:nl:Wikitravel:Welkom]] in the regular namespace would instead redirect to a page explaining why such pages can't be created an how to start a new language version. --21:02, 28 Dec 2005 (EST)
::Perhaps we should specify that when creating and translating the initial ''Wikitravel'' help and welcome pages for a new language version these pages are part of the language expedition and should be created as a sub page. When the language version is up and running the translated content is able to be copied to the new language version and the English version pages are redirected. This would also mean that there is a clear breadcrumb relationship to the language version for foreign lanuage content. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 21:49, 28 Dec 2005 (EST)
:::For the record the following inaccessible and potentially inaccessible pages exist in the main namespace.
**'''nl:''' pseudo namespace:
***[[Nl:Wikitravel:Welkom]] - The link goes to the Dutch language version but the page is a bad title if selected from the [[Special:Allpages]] list.
***[[Nl:Wikitravel:LanguageNl.php]] - The link goes to the Dutch language version but the page is a bad title if selected from the [[Special:Allpages]] list.
*Potentially Inaccessible
**'''es:''' pseudo namespace:
***[[Es:Bienvenidos]] is a redirect to [[Wikitravel:Spanish Wikitravel Expedition]]
**'''pt:''' pseudo namespace:
***[[Pt:Wikitravel:Perguntas frequentes]] - Partially translated FAQ.
***[[Pt:Wikitravel:Página Principal]] - redirects to user sub page [[User:Erico Koerich/Página Principal]].
***[[Pt:Wikitravel:Sobre]] - A translation of [[Wikitravel:About]]
***[[Pt:Wikitravel:copyleft]] - A translation of [[Wikitravel:Copyleft]]
**'''ru:''' pseudo namespace:
***[[Ru:%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0]] redirects to [[Wikitravel:Language version policy]].
:::-- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 02:30, 29 Dec 2005 (EST)
[[Talk:Finding_accommodation]] - cyclic redirect
[[Talk:Ko_Pha_Ngan]] - cyclic redirect
<strike>[[Mexico_City/Coyoacán]] (4899 bytes)</strike>
==Misplaced MediaWiki namespace pages==
While using [[Special:Allpages]] [] to track down errant lanuage version pages containing '':'' in their name, I discovered these 3 pages listed in the main namespace.
*[[MediaWiki:Recentchangestext]], which apparently resolves.
*[[Mediawiki:Recentchanges]], which resolves as [[MediaWiki:Recentchanges]], with the W being capitalised.
*[[Mediawiki:Recentchangestext]], which resolves as [[MediaWiki:Recentchangestext]], again with the W being capitalised.
Interestingly, the what links here [] to [[MediaWiki:Recentchangestext]] shows it has redirect links from both [[Mediawiki:Recentchanges]] and [[Mediawiki:Recentchangestext]]. Also [[MediaWiki:Recentchangestext]] is listed on [[Special:Lonelypages]] and [[Special:Deadendpages]]. Lastly these pages also exist in the MediaWiki namespace []. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 02:30, 29 Dec 2005 (EST)
==Breadcrumb navigation does not display on redirected pages==
I notice that the [[Template:IsIn|IsIn]] Breadcrumb navigation does not display on redirected pages. See [[UTP]] for an example. Is there any way to overcome this, short of putting IsIn on all the redirected pages too? -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 17:31, 31 Dec 2005 (EST)
:The breadcrumb navigation goes in the same "slot" in the Mediawiki skin as the "Redirected from X" section. I'll take some time to make this work better. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 20:45, 31 Dec 2005 (EST)
::Content of [[UTP]] is <nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Pattaya#U-Tapao]]</nowiki> - but the '''#U-Tapao''' part doesn't work (unlike [[Pattaya#U-Tapao]]) - could that be fixed?
Example I ([[User:Pashley| Pashley]]) found is redirect to Shangrila from former name Zhongdian. On [[Yunnan]] page you have a link to "[[Shangrila]] (formerly Zhongdian)". Use that and you see bread crumbs. But on [[Kunming]] page, under bus routes, they list [[Zhongdian]]. I did not want to just change that to "Shangrila"; for all I know the signs in the bus station use the old name. So I made it  redirect. Use that link and you get no crumbs.
==Pages ending in Period character==
If a page ends in a period is it a different page but pages with and without periods get confused when they are cached but not when Index.php is used. For example: Compare [[User:Mark.]] which has a following period and is not [[User:Mark]] even though the same page is displayed. The [[User:Mark]] page is actually here [], not here [].
The problem also applies to [[Main Page.]][], which is confused with [[Main Page]] and shows up as both an [[Special:Lonelypages|Orphan]] and [[Special:Deadendpages|Dead End]] page. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 17:07, 8 Jan 2006 (EST)
==Searching for phrases==
If I search for any phrase with double quotes, then I don't just get hits for the phrase.  For example, searching for "food air" shouldn't get any hits, but it does.  [[User:Jonboy|Jonboy]] 22:56, 4 March 2006 (EST)
:More to the point, searching for "external links" brings up [[Myanmar]], but the only appearance of the word external is in the line " Hotmail - access only through external proxies - ask in Internet cafes in Yangon."  -- [[User:Jonboy|Jonboy]] 12:21, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
==2 edits at the same time - lost data==
I had just started the [[Stenness]] article and after the first save had spent 1/2 hour editing it. When I tried to save I received a message that the article had changed and I was back to editing the amended article with all my info lost. I probably would not have had the problem if I was editing an individual section rather than the entire article. -- [[User:DanielC|DanielC]] 07:59, 6 March 2006 (EST)
:Edit conflicts are handled in two ways. First, if the two edits are "compatible" (you added a restaurant in "Eat" and I deleted the "External links" section) then it automatically merges the two changes. If the edits are ''not'' compatible (you added a link to "External links", I deleted the entire "External links" section), it will show the person who saves the latest their version, the last saved version, and their own Wiki text (way at the bottom of the page), and they can merge it by hand.
:I'm guessing that you didn't see your work at the bottom of the page. There may be some use in putting a message that says "YOUR STUFF IS AT THE BOTTOM" somewhere. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 10:49, 21 March 2006 (EST)
::I wouldn't count on that "compatible edits" feature working.  I was just editing two independent sections of [[Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore]] in different browser tabs, and the second section-edit I saved clobbered the first.  Fortunately the edits were saved in the history, so it was easy to merge them. - [[User:TVerBeek|Todd VerBeek]] 19:09, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
== Spell checker - moved or broken? ==
(''also mentioned on the [[Wikitravel_talk:List_of_common_misspellings]] page'')
The [[Wikitravel:List_of_common_misspellings]] page says "See the '''[[Special:Maintenance&subfunction=mispeelings|spell checker]]''' for pages which contain the following misspellings:" - but it no longer works.
Also, Spell Checker has disappeared from [[Special:Specialpages]].
:This was removed from MediaWiki -- I'm going to see if I can revive it as an extension. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 10:14, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
==Message notifications broken?==
Has the latest upgrade broken it? I got some new messages on my talk page and did not get any notifications (WinXP+Firefox). I don't know if it ever worked for me, as I hadn't got any messages between yesterday and 5th March, when the feature was rolled out. --[[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 21:12, 12 March 2006 (EST)
:Just to note here that the problem is almost surely related to the underscore in my username. If I am the only one or one of the very few with an underscore, then I guess that the problem is low priority as  I don't really want to be notified of messages in my talk page. &mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 05:58, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
==Watch Villazón & La Quiaca==
If want to add [[Villazón & La Quiaca]] to my watchlist, I only add or remove [[Villazón]]. -- [[User:Ronald|Ronald]] 17:59, 17 March 2006 (EST)
:Yeah, it looks like titles with "&" in them break a lot of stuff. Blech. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 11:02, 21 March 2006 (EST)
==No icons for external links in case of non CSS-3 browsers==
No icon for external links is shown in case of browsers which do not support CSS level 3 (Opera, Konquerer etc.). There are only rules for IE ond CSS-3 browsers. The CSS-3 rules are defined in mw/skins/monobook/main.css. Maybe a change from
<pre><nowiki>#bodyContent a[href ^="http://"],
#bodyContent a[href ^="gopher://"] {
    background: url(external.png) center right no-repeat;
    padding-right: 13px;
<pre><nowiki>#bodyContent a.external {
    background: url(external.png) center right no-repeat;
    padding-right: 13px;
#bodyContent a[href ^="http://"][class~="external"],
#bodyContent a[href ^="gopher://"][class~="external"] {
    background: url(external.png) center right no-repeat;
    padding-right: 13px;
will solve the problem. [[User:Unger|Unger]] 01:22, 7 April 2006 (EDT)
==Moving links==
Everytime I click a different link on Wikitravel the list of links at the top switches between the left and right side of the screen. The links I'm referring to are - "(User name)", "my talk," "preferences," "my watchlist," "my contributions," and "log out." I'm using Microsoft Internet Explorer "version 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030320-1720" (If that makes any sense) [[User:Sapphire|Sapphire]] 14:33, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
:Are you making that up? Is that really the version number? Good grief. I don't know what to do with that ("Oh, we've had problems with version 6.0.2800.110'''''5'''''.xpsp2.030320-1720, but I thought those had be corrected in version 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030320-'''''1437'''''"). Anyways, when you load a new page in Wikitravel, the "personal links" up at the top get "personalized" with your own name and information. If it is a large page and/or a slow computer, it can take a second and "flash" a bit when it's done. Is that what you're talking about? Or do the links appear at the left (near the Wikitravel logo) on some pages, and at the right (near the right margin) on other pages? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 20:57, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
:Unfortunately, I wasn't making it up. I clicked the "About Internet Explorer" option and that's what it gave me. I thought it was a joke, but listed it exactly as it gave me. No, it's not a flashing thing. When I mentioned this on your talk page it the links were to the left and stayed there for about five minutes until clicked on an article. This has been happening for about a day, and at first I didn't think much about, but as it has continued I thought I should mention. Currently, the links are back to the right. [[User:Sapphire|Sapphire]] 00:19, 9 April 2006 (EDT)
::I've left my pc in hibernation mode for over 8 hours while I was at work and the problem seems to have gone away. [[User:Sapphire|Sapphire]] 00:43, 9 April 2006 (EDT)
:::I have this problem every now and then, both on swedish Wikitravel as well as swedish Wikipedia. MediaWiki software bug? I think someone needs to check this. [[User:|]] 03:32, 11 April 2006 (EDT)
==Daylight Savings==
For some odd reason, I cannot change the time on Swedish Wikitravel in my personal settings. We need to have it hour forward. Please? :-) [[User:|]] 03:21, 11 April 2006 (EDT)
:I can change the time on my personal settings on Swedish Wikitravel. The default time is currently CEST (see [[:sv:Wikitravel:Sandlådan]] for an example), which I think is correct for this time in Sweden. I can set it to a different default if necessary. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 16:17, 11 April 2006 (EDT)
::Timezones seem a little wonky after the upgrade: all comments in the Japanese version are now tagged with "(JST)" (UTC+9), although the timestamp appears to be UTC...? See eg. [ here]. [[User:|]] 04:14, 12 April 2006 (EDT)
==Log in problems==
I'm not certain if this is a bug in the Wiki software, my browser (Netscape 8.1 on Win 2K SP 2) or some error I'm making, but I have some strange symptoms. I am [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] and I've asked the login software to remember me, but currently:
* top of screen shows "Pashley my talk preferences my watchlist my contributions log out". I'd been assuming I was logged in because it shows my login name.
* my talk takes me to the Pashley talk page
* my watchlist takes me to a page for the IP address. Naturally, it is empty.
* my contributions take me to a page for the IP address. The contributions there are mine, so I guess I have not been getting logged in.
If I log out and try to log in again, it knows it should log me in as Pashley, but will not accept the password I remember.
I have asked several times to have the password mailed to me, but nothing has arrived. I'm not sure what address I signed up with, so I have checked them all.
If I try the four tildes, it gives [[User:|]] 10:44, 12 April 2006 (EDT)
What is wrong?
: There's definitely something flaky with cookies -- I can log in fine and stay logged in for a while, but I seem to get kicked out much faster than usual.  The site also feels slower then normal &mdash; then again, we hit a new record of 888k hits yesterday... [[User:|]] 10:59, 12 April 2006 (EDT)
I just tried again and it worked this time [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 11:02, 12 April 2006 (EDT)
:Yesterday afternoon I had to reinitialize the user accounts of about 100 users, since they'd been compromised by a bug introduced during the MediaWiki upgrade. Your user account was one of those. While I was working on the accounts (I had to restore them from backup and reset the 'user token' field), they didn't work for login. I'm sorry about the problems. See [[Wikitravel:11 April 2006]] for more info.
:I agree that the upgrade seems to have introduced some instability in the cookie situation, and I'll take some time to look into it. Probably the smartest thing to do if you're having problems is to clear your cookies for, and log in from scratch.
:Performance has been a problem since I had to clear the caches after the upgrades. (I just cleared them again a few minutes ago.) As time goes on and the cache gets full again, you should see better response times. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 11:16, 12 April 2006 (EDT)
Add another one for the login issues.  Some parts (the top bar and some edits) show me as logged in, others (watchlist) show me by IP.  Sometimes the tildes work, sometimes not.  Clearing cookies, logging out and in, etc, are not effective.  [[User:|]] 00:56, 24 April 2006 (EDT) (it's doing it again, this is [[user:jordanmills]])
:Not effective ''at all''? Do you have cookies disabled or something? I did some more cookie-juggling and I think the Javascript that sets up the "personal links" across the top of the page do a better job evaluating whether or not you're actually logged in. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:40, 27 April 2006 (EDT)
:Evan, I'm logged out almost every time I quit my browser (Safari 2.0.3). Happens on multiple machines from multiple locations. Will switch to Firefox for a while to see if problem is browser-specific.[[User:SHC|SHC]] 21:27, 7 May 2006 (EDT)
::Happens with Firefox, too. I've cleared cookies, but to no avail. [[User:SHC|SHC]] 21:36, 7 May 2006 (EDT)
:So, I've tried to fix up the way cookies are sent and handled on the client side. I don't think it will keep people logged in, but it should avoid the situation where your name appears in the upper-righthand corner of the screen, but you're not actually logged in.
:I'd like to hear if people are having a problem with this still. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 20:16, 29 May 2006 (EDT)
::My laptop is holding login fine while on the road this evening. Yesterday, the desktop was a little squirrelly on my home network (DSL to the outside world), but seemed fine this morning.  I'm running Safari 2.0.3 on both machines. --[[User:SHC|SHC]] 21:40, 29 May 2006 (EDT)
==HTML table handling broken==
The upgrade seems to have broken something in the HTML table parser.  Consider the following:
: <nowiki><table border=1><tr><td>foo</table></nowiki>
Which is now generates:
<table border=1><tr><td>foo</table>
And look how the table doesn't end at all, until I punch in a <nowiki></td></tr></table></nowiki>. </td></tr></table>
[[Wikitravel:Multilingual statistics]] is now pretty badly broken because of this. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 11:06, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
:I don't know what to tell you. That's incorrect HTML, which you should be [[Wikitravel:Avoid HTML|avoiding]] anyways, and I guess the parser got stricter about it in the 1.6.x upgrade. Is it possible to change the statistics bot to generate Wikitext tables rather than HTML ones? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 12:31, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
::To be precise, this ''is'' correct HTML (See [ specs]). It is not correct in XHTML. BTW, external link icon is missning (just after ''specs''), or just I cant see it? --[[User:JanSlupski|JanSlupski]] 18:44, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
:::I see it. Good point, it is valid HTML. I'll see what I can do. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 19:13, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
::::I've now revised Multilingual stats to use Wikitext syntax, which solves the immediate problem, but are there other HTML tables lurking about in the depths of Wikitravel? At least the country infoboxes seem to be working fine. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 23:04, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
:::::Wow, great job! I'm glad you got that converted so quickly.
:::::I've been looking in the code for MediaWiki to see how HTML parsing has changed, and I have to admit that the MW parser scares the pants off of me. I think that as of now the easiest thing to do is to upgrade HTML tables to Wikitext ones where we can.
:::::I saw at least [[Burgundy]] today. ''That'' doesn't look like incorrect HTML, although I could be reading it wrong. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 23:11, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
::::::FYI, [ this] is a pretty handy tool for converting HTML tables into Wiki markup. [[User:|]] 01:16, 14 April 2006 (EDT)
== NumberOfArticles broken in pl: ==
[ <nowiki>{{[NUMBEROFARTICLES}}</nowiki>] on pl: is still insistently stuck on -1.  [ Specjalna:Statistics] seems to work fine though...? [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 11:45, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
: Bump.  Still broken, would be nice to fix because correcting this by hand is kinda painful. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 06:02, 20 April 2006 (EDT)
:: Yeah, I wish I could figure out why it does that. --[[User:Evan|Evan]]
::: This appears to be broken in it: also. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 14:08, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
::::OK, I'll look at it. I'll admit I'm stymied; my guess is that it's some kind of interaction with the caching system. Is StatScript still using this, or have you swapped in the action=raw stuff yet? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:42, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
:::::I'm still using it.  I tested the action=raw thing earlier, but it seemed to require rendering the string "Special:" in the correct locale &mdash; but when I just retested it, it now works even when using the English string?!  Will try my luck again. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 22:25, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
== Breadcrumb oddities ==
The order in which tags are at the end of an article seems to matter.
I doubt it is supposed to.
For example, [[Sichuan]] showed South West but not the full string
which should be:
Asia  East Asia  China  South West
so I checked South West and found it showed nothing. Moving
the isIn tag ahead of outline fixed that, but Sichuan still
showed the problem. Moving the isIn tag in it made those
breadcrumbs work right. [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 05:08, 14 April 2006 (EDT)
This is still a problem. I noticed today that Zhuhai showed only
Guangdong, not higher levels, even though Guangdong had those.
Moving the Wikipedia|Zhuhai link to make isIn first thing in list
at end of article made it work right. [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 00:21, 23 April 2006 (EDT)
[[Bujumbura]] shows the problem now [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 05:59, 1 May 2006 (EDT)
Also [[Jiangsu]] [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 06:36, 3 May 2006 (EDT)
[[Auxerre]] shows different but probably related behaviour. [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 23:37, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
[[Texel]] had the problem, re-ordering tags fixed it. [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 04:55, 14 May 2006 (EDT)
: Breadcrumbs are flaking out pretty badly recently: eg [[Sado Island]]'s trail finds its way two steps up to Niigata and Chubu but stops there, while Chubu then goes all the way to Asia.  What's going on? [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 08:46, 20 May 2006 (EDT)
::Jpatokal, I fixed the problem on Sado Island. The problem is this people use the tags incorrectly or place them in the wrong spot:
*<nowiki>[[WikiPedia:Sado Island]]</nowiki>
*<nowiki>{{guide}} </nowiki>
when in face the isIn tag should come first. I don't know why it requires this order but it should go like this:
*<nowiki>[[WikiPedia:Sado Island]]</nowiki>   
Does that make any sense to you? I spent. a great deal of time experimenting with the isIn tag to figure out how exactly it work and I stumbled on the solution. - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)
: I think it's a bit much to say that people are using the tags "incorrectly" or putting them in the "wrong" place -- it shouldn't matter where on the page the tags are, as long as they're there!  Hopefully Evan can figure out the root cause of the problem... [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 09:24, 20 May 2006 (EDT)
::Right, it would be much better if that were fixed so the only two people who actually know about this unusual solution don't have to go tracking down  every article that doesn't have a working breadcrumb. - Sapphire
:::Yes, it's extremely weird that that's happening. I'll try experimenting with [[Special:Rdf]] to see why we're losing that information. For now, the workaround is to move "isIn" to the beginning of that section. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 10:40, 20 May 2006 (EDT)
Problem is still present. I just noticed it for [[Hangzhou]]. Moving the tags fixed it. Specifically, Hangzhou showed only Zhejiang and not higher levels, although Zhejiang showed those. Moving tags in Zhejiang made no difference. Changing the order in Hangzhou made the prblem go away. [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] 03:31, 18 June 2006 (EDT)
:My current theory is that the cached breadcrumb data is disappearing from memcached after a few days or weeks. I've put in more strict tests to see if something's in the cache or not; I think but I'm not sure that this fixed the problem. Let me know if you see more weird behavior here. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 17:54, 22 July 2006 (EDT)
===New breadcumb oddity===
I'm not 100% positive, but for whatever reason [[Clermont County (Ohio)]]'s breadrumb isn't linking all the way back to Ohio. It links back to the [[Southwest (Ohio)]] article. I have a hypothesis that if the breadcrumb links to two or more articles with "(" and ")" the breadcrumb falls apart. Evan, any way you can look into it? My workaround solution didn't work on this article which baffled me, because I was able to fix Jpatokal's issue. That's how I ended up coming up with my hypothesis - because the failure of my workaround to succeed. - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 23:48, 30 May 2006 (EDT)
:Interesting ... I'll take a closer look. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 23:53, 30 May 2006 (EDT)
==[[:Image:Poring.jpg]] not displaying from Shared==
I deleted [[:Image:Poring.jpg]] from en: after it was also uploaded to Shared, but the image from Shared isn't showing up...? [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 00:57, 1 May 2006 (EDT)
:I see it, though! Could it be a caching problem? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 08:40, 2 May 2006 (EDT)
:All right, I'm seeing some weird behavior, too. My guess is that parts of the MediaWiki software are seeing the image as "deleted", so they're showing it as non-existent. Other parts are only checking the Shared: repository. I don't have a quick answer to this, but it's interesting. As a work-around, if you upload an image to Shared:, give it a different name. I know that's unsatisfactory, but there's a lot of bletcherousness going on here. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 08:46, 2 May 2006 (EDT)
==Special:Export fails for pages with long histories==
It seems as though some pages cannot be exported with their full history.  Look at [[Paris]] for an example.  The server responds, but the response is empty. -- [[User:Mark|Mark]] 03:31, 2 May 2006 (EDT)
:Any update on this one?  I ran a spider to get copies of articles I've made edits to a while back and ended up with a bunch of failures.  As more edits are made and edit histories get longer I would imagine that this will be a problem with more and more articles.  The alternative is to spider article histories and look at each individual change, but that puts a lot more load on the server.  Some of the articles that failed for me include: Australia, Bangalore, Berlin, Bombay, Boston, Brazil, Chattanooga, Chennai, Chicago, China, Cleveland, France, Helsinki, India, Israel, London, Main_Page, Malaysia, Munich, New_York_%28city%29, New_Zealand, Oxford_%28Mississippi%29, Paris, Peru, Philadelphia, Poland, Rome, San_Francisco, Seattle, Singapore, Spain, United_Kingdom, United_States_of_America, Vancouver, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington_%28D.C.%29. -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] 16:57, 29 June 2006 (EDT)
==Edit being lost==
I've seen a few instances of an experienced editor accidently overwriting recent edits by other users.
* [] by Jpatokal
* [] by Elgaard
* [] by Elgaard
* [] by Xltel
Considering the users involved, I can't beleive this is a user error.  I would also point out that the above examples all involved pages being edited repeatedly rather than the more usual days-between-edits. -- [[User:Cjensen|Colin]] 16:30, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
:It is definitely happening, but I've been frustrated in my attempts to simulate this. The only time I can be sure that it overwrote my edits is when I tried editing the same article as the same user, but from different tabs of my Firefox. That, I believe is a feature, not a bug. (But then, weirdly, I invariably get an edit conflict with myself if I hit "esc" after I've hit save because I forgot to sign my comment. My signed version and unsigned version show up as a conflict.)
: But if I try with two different users from two different browsers, (IE and FF), it has caught the conflict almost every time. There was only one time I ''thought'' I managed to overwrite, but I don't remember the sequence and I could not repeat that. &mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 00:42, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
==Docent tag doesn't recognise non-European user IDs==
I want to register as a docent for [[Wuhan]] but my user ID is causing problems.  [[User:Pashley|Pashley]] added himself as a test and it works, but with my user ID there &mdash; either in characters or in the raw codes for the characters &mdash; the docent code just overlooks me.  --[[User:严加华|Michael]] 06:33, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
:This seems to be fixed now; let me know. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 10:02, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
==Webalizer down==
Webalizer stats have been flaky for a while and [ haven't been updating at all] since May 10. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 02:48, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
:Yeah, apparently Webalizer doesn't like getting logs in the wrong order. I've updated with current web data (we topped 51K visits per day last week!), but I'm going to need to figure out how to integrate with older data. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 18:02, 25 May 2006 (EDT)
Maybe I missed a memo, but what happened to the "move" button? Is this a bug? - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 13:59, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
:That's a bug. I see it at the top of my page; I take it you don't? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:06, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
::Nope. That I've thought about I haven't seen it for the past couple days, but really didn't notice it until I needed it. - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 14:09, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
:::I just installed IE 7 Beta 2 and when I signed back in I was able to see the moving button. Once I signed out I was unable to see it, so I signed back in. Earlier, when I reported the bug I was obviously signed in otherwiser the  tides - <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> would have displayed an IP following with the timestamp. Apparently, at some point when I stop seeing "Sapphire" and instead see "My page" I'm semi-logged out. I lose the ability do various editing features, but I'm still able to sign my comments. Does that make sense? - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 14:41, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
:::P.S. When I'm in this semi-logged out state I also lose the feature to "watch" a page. - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 14:42, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
::::That's not "semi logged out"; that's ''logged out''! B-) Anonymous users can't watch pages nor move pages. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:46, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
:::::However, I was still able to sign my posts as evidenced by the first two comments. Also my edits on [[Special:Recentchanges]] still show "Sapphire," which  normally would indicate that I'm still logged in. I was attempting to move [[Middletown,pa]] and if you look at Recent changes it shows that I edit the page by adding a WP link, isIn, and template. In theory if I'm logged out and can't watch or move a page the system shouldn't be logging my user name as making edits, right? - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 14:52, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
::::::OK, so, my guess is that there's some Javascript badness going on; JS that's working on IE6 and on Firefox isn't working in IE7. I think there's a little stop-sign or something in IE7 for JS errors. I'll see if I can fix it. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:57, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
::Oops. Quick thing - I installed IE 7 after noting the bug. I was still using IE 6 when I mentioned this.  - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 14:59, 6 June 2006 (EDT)
==Blank page titles in shared, ja==
All page title for shared and ja (at least) seem to have gone blank within the past 24 hours, examining the source shows <nowiki>"<title></title>"</nowiki>.  en is fine though. [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 04:00, 7 June 2006 (EDT)
: The problem of blank titles is affected to all non-English pages. I think anybody has changed the mechanism of creating titles. Now the English titles are also renamed to <nowiki>{PAGENAME} travel guide</nowiki>. I think, Evan should stop experimenting in a running project. -- [[User:Unger|Unger]] 04:14, 7 June 2006 (EDT)
:: I am really wondering that this important bug is not yet fixed until today. I think Evan has lost or never had an interest in the non-English branches of wikitravel. -- [[User:Unger|Unger]] 03:38, 9 June 2006 (EDT)
:::It's fixed now; thanks for the personal message. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 05:02, 9 June 2006 (EDT)
==After editing error==
After editing the Sleep section's splurge subsection of Cologne article I was automatically taken to the Eat section's splurge subsection. I almost edited the eat section, even though I had been intending on editing the sleep section.
It didn't cause a great inconviencence for me, but it may for other users and I wanted to bring attention to this. Also, if you want to further understand what I'm talking about feel free to edit the any of the Sleep section's subsection in my [[User:Sapphire/Sandbox/Fake_article|fake article]]. - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 03:30, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
:The duplicate subsection title also affects the links on the Recent changes page. When it registers that an edit has been made to "splurge" subsection the recent changes page doesn't register if that edit was in the sleep section or the eat section. Therefore when someone clicks on the little link to the right on the recent changes page it will take them to the first section titled "Splurge", instead of the actual splurge section that had been edited. - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 03:37, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
::If you have two sections on a page with the same name attached to them (such as "Splurge") the web browser has no way of knowing which one you want to look at, so it takes you to the first one.  Because this is an HTML/browser limitation, there may not be a practical solution to this. - [[User:TVerBeek|Todd VerBeek]] 09:07, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
:Has it always done that? I think I remember a time when it would instead just refresh back to the last section you were editing. If it isn't a bug I'll add it to feature requests. - [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 13:14, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
::Yeah, it's always been the case that if two sections have the same name the link goes to the first one - it's how web browsers are built.  To fix that the section names would need to be unique, and the trade-off would be that we'd either need to rigorously police section names, or else the MediaWiki software would need to be updated in a way that would make the URLs ugly - URLs are currently of the form "Cologne#Splurge", but using the software to make that unique would turn it into something like (for example) "Cologne#41-Splurge". -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] 13:54, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
:::So what do I do with the above comments? Delete them or achive them somewhere else? - [[User:|]] 13:58, 11 June 2006 (EDT)
:No that is not correct. Mediawiki handles repeated section names well - [[Cologne#Splurge 2]] will take you to the correct section. &mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 14:16, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
==Text getting cut off==
It turns out that Evan did not really intend to vandalise [] the [[Vienna]] article. The problem is:
# Use Firefox
# Click on "Edit" for Vienna.
# Go to some other tab.
# Come back to the original tab.
# You'll see that the text for the Vienna article has got cut off at exactly the same spot that was cut off for Evan.
&mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 13:57, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
:Holy crumbs! I had the same problem a while ago. I'm going to try to figure out the problem. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:07, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
::OK, looks like a known bug in MediaWiki, see []. I've uninstalled the Google Toolbar, which seems to be the culprit. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 14:21, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
== Breadcrumb navigation should use RDF first, sub-pages as a backup ==
Currently if a page is a sub-page of another page (e.g. [[Singapore/Sentosa]]), it's automatically marked as being "in" the parent page (e.g. [[Singapore]]). You should be able to override this with an <nowiki>{{isIn|Somewhere_Else}}</nowiki> tag. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 15:53, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
== Change contents of "url" section of listings tags to "web" or "website" ==
For [[Wikitravel talk:Listings|Listings]], change the outward link to a stock phrase (web or website) or (better) an auto-numbered link. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 16:03, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
== Get rid of extra br after listings tags ==
For [[Wikitravel talk:Listings|Listings]], an extra <nowiki><br/></nowiki> tag appears at the end of each listing. It would be good to get rid of these. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 16:03, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
== Change [[Special:Export]] output so it includes real names ==
The export format for MediaWiki doesn't export users' real names, and it would be nice for downstream publishers if it did. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 16:10, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
== Add "email this user" on client side, if user is logged in ==
The email this user link doesn't always show up on user pages, since it's only show for logged-in users. IWBNI it were added on the client-side with Javascript, so that if you're logged in you always see this link. --[[User:Evan|Evan]]
16:10, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
== TOC takes up too much space ==
The table of contents in a page makes a lot of whitespace right at the beginning of an article (see for an example). It would be nice to move it to the left nav area or to a new nav area on the right side of the screen. See [[Wikitravel talk:Table of contents location]] for more discussion on the issue.
It would be nice to make this optional per-language version. For example, de: users seem really opposed to it and are happy with other solutions for working around the whitespace problem. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 16:41, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
:There's now a review version up for consideration. It's in very raw form and I'm still testing it, but it's worth looking at. Compare: --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 13:03, 29 June 2006 (EDT)
==Today's log on ja:==
The 'Today's Log' (今日のログ) link in the Japanese navbar links to "Wikitravel:2006年6月18日 (日)", whereas previous entries used just <nowiki>"Wikitravel:{{CURRENTYEAR}}年{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}}{{CURRENTDAY}}日"</nowiki>.  Could the rather useless weekday be stripped off? [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 23:18, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
:Yes it could! It's actually configurable with a MediaWiki: format article, [[:ja:MediaWiki:Logbooktitle]]. I'll take a poke at it, but you should look at [[Wikitravel:27 April 2006]] for details on how it works. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 23:28, 17 June 2006 (EDT)
==Raw signature==
In the [[Special:Preferences|Preferences]] page, you can set a nickname and there is a box to check if you want a "raw signature." Every time I check the box, it says my preferences were saved but it's cleared again. Is this feature disabled? If it is, it would be better if the box didn't appear at all, or at least mention on [[Wikitravel:User preferences help|User preferences help]] that the box doesn't work. It's not a big deal but if I want a custom formatting for my signature, I have to type it myself now. [[User:Philbert2.71828|Philbert<sup><tt>2.71828</tt></sup>]] 14:47, 23 June 2006 (EDT)
:Yeah, that's a bug; raw signatures are being forced to off for everyone because of caching, but it doesn't really affect caching, so I figure it should be removed. Thanks for the report. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 18:08, 23 June 2006 (EDT)
==Timezone (it)==
We've had some problems on the Wiktionary:it. The default timezone was EDT, non good for Italy. It has now been changed to CEST, and all seem to work really better.
BUT: if I am logged off, and watch the "Recent changes" page, I see allthing shifted: +2 hours. If something has been done at 20:31, it looks like it has been done at 22:31. When I log in, no problem, 20:31. If something has been done 10 minutes ago, it looks like it will be done in 1 hour and 50 minutes! (only when I'm logged off). Is there some way to correct this time too? [[User:DaniloP|Dennis]] 18:21, 30 June 2006 (EDT)
:I'll take a look. Since we changed the default timezone, you might need to go to the preferences page and re-set your timezone (which is stored as an offset from the default, not as an absolute value. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 12:46, 1 July 2006 (EDT)
==isIn failure on shared==
I'm trying to set up the isIn for Cote d'Ivoire on shared (see [[:Image:LocationCotedIvoire.png]]), but the apostrophe causes problems, even if escaped.  The error is:
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
    (SQL query hidden)
from within function "getCategories". MySQL returned error "1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Ivoire')' at line 1 (".
-- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] 01:23, 1 July 2006 (EDT)
==Special pages list incomplete==
[[User:Rmx]] noted that [[Special:Specialpages]] doesn't always show all (or any) special pages. For admins, it seems to show the admin special pages but not the "normal" ones. But it comes and goes irregularly. I thought at first this might have to do with the new OpenID special pages, but after disabling them I saw the same behavior. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 09:25, 23 July 2006 (EDT)
:This problem is on DE too.  I haven't checked any other language versions so I'm not sure about PL, FR, SV, ES, or RO.  -- [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 09:49, 24 July 2006 (EDT)
::Here's an interesting... clue, maybe?  I tried guessing at the URL of one of the undisplayed Specialpages, and guessed wrong.  So the server gave me an error page telling me my page name was invalid, and giving me a pointer to [[Special:Specialpages]]... which ''worked''.  It's the exact same URL (unless that's a capital "eye" in "SpeciaI"), but it gave me the full list.  It worked a couple more times after that, then it didn't, and just now it did. {shrug}  Anyway, it's a possible work-around to get at that index. - [[User:TVerBeek|Todd VerBeek]] 18:44, 26 July 2006 (EDT)
:::I've hit the special link pages from several different pages and sometimes in a bit of a pattern, sometimes not - occasionally I make it through, but often I don't.  Its kind of random... -- [[User:Ilkirk|Ilkirk]] 19:11, 26 July 2006 (EDT)
:Bump. This is annoying me, just when I get motivated to  police new pages and new images. &mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 06:31, 6 August 2006 (EDT)
I can't seem to get any of the special pages options to show except for the admin only options.  How about others?  I'm using IE 7 and Mozilla Firefox. -- [[User:Sapphire|Sapphire]] 17:07, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
:So, it looks like this is a weird conjunction of bugs from eAccelerator, PHP 5, MediaWiki, and the planet Neptune. There's a bug report for MediaWiki [ here]. I've applied the workaround and I'm more or less convinced myself that it's fixed. Please make a note here if you see this one showing up again. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 20:19, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
==Login not working?==
I've just "logged in successfully" three times, but still remain anonymous.  What's going on?  This is happening on both en and ja. [[User:|]] 23:44, 24 July 2006 (EDT) (aka Jpatokal)
: Something is messed up - I get a "Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still doesn't work, try logging out and logging back in." when I try to edit while logged in.  I '''can''' log in successfully though. -- [[User:|]] 23:50, 24 July 2006 (EDT) ([[User:Wrh2|Ryan]])
:: It is showing me as logged in, but I seem to have lost rollback powers. Plus, this signature will tell whether I am logged in or not &mdash; [[User:|]] 02:32, 25 July 2006 (EDT) ([[User:ravikiran_r|Ravikiran]])
:::I'm seeing the same behavior as 70... I mean "Ryan".  A glitch with OpenID would be my first hypothesis.  Evan and Maj get back from a camping trip later today... - [[User:|]] 07:44, 25 July 2006 (EDT) ([[User:TVerBeek|Todd VerBeek]])
::::This should be fixed at this point -- one of the temp drives on the server ran out of space. Of course, we should know about that before it starts interfering with the operation of the site... we're putting alarms into place to keep this from happening again. Thanks to all who sent email, I think this should be back on track now. If you see any more weird behavior, try logging out and logging back in again. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 12:43, 25 July 2006 (EDT)
== Not shown as logged in if JS is turned off ==
If JavaScript is turned off in your browser, the "personal links" in the upper right-hand corner don't show your name and talk page. (This is because of our server-side caching -- everyone's reading the same HTML pages, slightly decorated on the client side by JavaScript.) We should probably have some text to this effect on [[Special:Userlogin]]. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 22:23, 25 July 2006 (EDT)
==Disambiguation pages special page==
The [[Special:Disambiguations|Disambiguation pages special page]] requires that [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation pages|disambiguation pages]] have [[Template:Disambig]] on them rather than [[Template:Disamb]] (our standard). [[Template:Disambig]] is empty and a deleted page (twice). Can the target template name be changed so the special page works correctly? I do not like the other alternative of changing all the disambiguation page templates. -- [[User:Huttite|Huttite]] 19:54, 27 July 2006 (EDT)
:I tried creating that template a while back as a test to see if it could de-orphan the disambig pages without having to manually index each one, but a couple admins freaked out over the fact that I'd created a redundant template, so I gave up on it.  (I figure a bot could update the existing pages without too much effort or disruption.) - [[User:TVerBeek|Todd VerBeek]] 20:08, 27 July 2006 (EDT)
::It actually just needed a change in the [[Mediawiki:disambiguationspage]] file. Typically if there's a "magic word" like this -- a special string like "Template:disambig" -- you should look in [[Special:Allmessages]] to see if the string exists there.
::One problem I see is that [[:Template:disamb]] links to [[Wikitravel:Disambiguation pages]], which in turn links to [[:Template:disamb]], so there's kind of a loop. We may want to think about breaking that up. --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 20:43, 27 July 2006 (EDT)
==nl's main page==
I have just dropped by the Main page of Dutch Wikitravel ([[:nl:Hoofdpagina]]) and it's apparently showing the page's printable version instead of the "normal" version. [[User:Rmx|Ricardo (Rmx)]] 22:25, 30 July 2006 (EDT)
:Thanks for the heads up... I just took a look and all the other language versions seem fine, as well as all the other pages in nl... weirdness. [[User:Maj|Maj]] 00:11, 31 July 2006 (EDT)
::How's it look now? It didn't look like it should have two minutes ago, but it looks perfectly fine in my browser now. -- [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 00:38, 31 July 2006 (EDT)
:::Err, it looks fine now... not that that makes it any less weird, but I guess I can go to sleep now. [[User:Maj|Maj]] 00:40, 31 July 2006 (EDT)
::::Did you do anything?  The only I thing that I did was log in, went to the recent changes page attempted a revert, then the main page was showing properly so I took the opportunity to purge the cache.  If that makes any sense - it doesn't to me. -- [[User:Sapphire|Andrew Haggard (Sapphire)]] 00:45, 31 July 2006 (EDT)
:Just thought I'd let you know that I had the exact same problem in the en version a second ago. I deleted the temporary internet files and it refreshed the page and it's fine now... Don't know if theres something up with that, but I thought Id let you all know about it. -- [[User:Tsandell|Tim]] 04:51, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
==Sorry! We could not process your edit==
Whenever I try to edit, I get an error message saying
Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still doesn't work, try logging out and logging back in.
This does not stop me from editing or saving. I have set the "Show preview before edit box" option in my preferences, so it shows me a preview when I edit anything. Others might not see the same error.  &mdash; [[User:Ravikiran r|Ravikiran]] 04:31, 31 July 2006 (EDT)
:That usually happens when you've taken a long time between starting an edit and saving it. I'm not sure why it's there, but I'm sure there's a good reason for it. B-) Is it happening even for very ''short'' edits? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 23:37, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
=="Protect" and "Delete" tag==
Some of my authorized functions as an administrator (ja:) seems malfunctioning. When I am trying to use the "Protect" function and click the tag, the name of the article changes to a garbage character (e.g. "釜ヶ崎" to "釜ヶ崁Eaction=protect"), and can not protect the article. And this is often the case with "Delete" function. Would you check the systems and correct them? [[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 23:14, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
(Addition) The article which has some namespace (such as [[:ja:Help:編集の仕方|Help:編集の仕方]]) is also undeletable. In order to avoid further vandalism, I tried to protect this article temporary and click the "Protect" tug of this article. It seemed to work, but actually the Main page had protected instead.--[[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 20:37, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
: Oddly enough my functions work fine.  I think Shoestring has had the same problem ever since the database conversion thingy way back... [[User:Jpatokal|Jpatokal]] 03:01, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
:: I was just able to do it, too. It's not really that useful if Shoestring can't do it, though. Since those tabs are built by JavaScript on the client side, I assume that there's some browser incompatibility at work. So I can test with your browser, Shoestring, can you tell me which one it is? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 20:47, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
:::Sorry but I don't know much about the technology, so I have no idea whether I can answer your question properly. Browser? My Internet browser is quite common..., the Microsoft Internet Explorer (probably 6, not at least 7). And the version of Java is JRE 1.5.0_06 (property says so). Umm, but I don't think its not enough..., what kind of information do I have to give you? --[[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 23:39, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
==Display error of the index of Ja: Special page==
When I click the "Special page" for displaying its index, it displays only partially, or some cases it displays nothing except a title of the page. It happens quite so often recently. Sometimes it recovers to a normal (when I am trying for several times for display), but it’s very inconvenient. Could you check the systems and correct? [[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 23:14, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
:Argh. I thought I fixed this last night (see above). Does it still happen? --[[User:Evan|Evan]] 23:28, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
::Sorry, I missed checking the page above. works quite well now. Thanks. [[User:Shoestring|Shoestring]] 05:40, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

Latest revision as of 00:46, 7 May 2010