Manual talk:$wgUseDatabaseMessages

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This page needs to be clarified. I would correct it but don't have the proper information.

Specifically, This will increase load times by 25-60% unless memcached is installed. is unclear. What is this? As a reader, I think "Does setting it to true increase the load? But the default is already true, so they must be warning me not to set it to false. Wait! That doesn't make any sense either. Plus the default has changed. Was this written before that happened? If I don't want a performance hit, it seems like they're warning me not to change the default but it also seems like I should set it to false, which means I *should* change the default. Which is it?"

Also, It is not recommended that this is used without memcached. is unclear. To me it says "don't use this variable without memcached". Unfortunately the variable is used regardless of whether it's set to true or false. Although it probably means "don't set this to true without using memcached", I can't be sure. 64.79.197.36 22:21, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I've reworded the article to make things clearer. --HappyDog 12:53, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Don't disable frivoulously[edit]

I tried setting this to False to improve performance but found only sadness. Well actually, I just found that the Sidebar changed to be the default sidebar. I didn't notice any performance improvements though it might have been there if slight. --Gadlen 06:48, 7 June 2008 (UTC)