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Adibmb (talkcontribs)

my page was deleted by Bgwhite at 06:15, on 31 May 2016

87.123.56.104 (talkcontribs)

If you don't agree with his decision, you my use Bgwhite's talk page to discuss this matter further.

Adibmb (talkcontribs)

how do i do that ? how do i access her talk page ?

87.123.56.104 (talkcontribs)

His talk page is here: en:User talk:Bgwhite.

Adibmb (talkcontribs)

thx... so i went there and created a new section with my comment... what happens next ?

87.123.56.104 (talkcontribs)

Wait for Bgwhite's response. If the text has previously been published elsewhere, you have to prove that you are allowed to use it in Wikipedia. I do not know the exact rules, which the English Wikipedia has for that, but I am sure there are ways to use it inside Wikipedia as well.

Technically not only Bgwhite, but every administrator is able to undelete texts. So should you want to do an undeletion request, this request can be directed towards any admin.

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Error in includes/installer/i18n/ru.json

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StasR (talkcontribs)

The file includes/installer/i18n/ru.json contains "config-page-welcome": "MediaWiki проектына рәхим итегез!",, but it is in Tatar. In Russian it should be: "config-page-welcome": "Добро пожаловать в MediaWiki!",

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You can fix it yourself in https://translatewiki.net/

StasR (talkcontribs)

Thanks )

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Having trouble with creating pretty URLs on my wiki.

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95.68.16.123 (talkcontribs)

Hello.

I have my wiki site on sub-domain https://libra.4ho.pw

I would like to create pretty URLs with .htaccess so it is not index.php/Article_Name, but wiki/Article_Name

However most of the tutorials are for wikis who are installed on directory /wiki/ , but my wiki is installed on root directory not a normal directory. I don't know, but I suppose that my sub-domains directory is classified as official root directory, however full path from base root directory would be /subs/4ho.pw/libra because I am hosting my wiki under my e-mail service site in the same hosting account.

I just want someone to give me a short tutorial what to put in .htaccess and what to put in LocalSettings.php because all the short URL tutorials that I have tried out didn't work for me.

Thank you for reading!

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

The results of http://shorturls.redwerks.org/ looks good to me: .

See also Manual:Short URL/Apache

95.68.16.123 (talkcontribs)

Thank you alot :).

It worked. I never knew that there existed great tool like this.

Thank you again!!!

I wish you all the best

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Windows + Apache - setup hangs at determining diff exe & styling won't load

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Laurindavis (talkcontribs)

I'm sure this is a permissions issue, but I can't figure out what it is. I don't want to use IIS, FYI.

Everytime I start the installation process, the script hangs on line 2897 of GlobalFunctions.php and the command it's trying to run is ""c:\Git\usr\bin\diff3.exe" --version 2>&1". When that happens diff3.exe starts using about 25% of my CPU and won't stop until I kill the process manually (even once the script times out, I had 3 of them at one point). If I kill diff3.exe manually, the script will finish, and I can even complete setup, but styling won't load.

Based on Manual:Errors and symptoms#The wiki appears without styles applied and images are missing, I tried loading load.php directly and the browser responds by trying to get to download load.js.

Due to the need to access network resources (on Windows), our service runs as Network Service. To try to resolve this, I've given User modify access to Apache, the document root, c:\Windows\Temp, c:\inetpub\Temp, but nothing works (and a mix of those fix permission issues we've had with other sites).

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You can use "sysinternals process explorer" to see that diff3.exe program in detail when this happens, where you can see the user executing the process, command line parameters, etc, maybe you can reproduce the problem directly on a shell, in case diff3.exe is just broken

calling load.php directly, without any parameter, shouldn't require write access to temp directory. Try to see the downloaded file contents in case it contains an error

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Hasenläufer (talkcontribs)

When I call "Special:UnusedFiles" at my MediaWiki installation I got erroneously results: files which are in use. The wrong mentioned files (which are in use) have suffixes ".pdf" and ".ged", not the most usual files with suffixes like .jpg/.png/.bmp/...

How can I avoid this? --~~~~

87.123.50.212 (talkcontribs)

The UnusedImages page uses the database tables images and imagelinks and possibly some others depending on the value of $wgCountCategorizedImagesAsUsed.

You can update that data by running the maintenance script rebuildall.php to refresh the data in the according tables!

Hasenläufer (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the reply. I tried the mentioned rebuild, without success. Then I set the value $wgCountCategorizedImagesAsUsed to "true" and let another rebuild run; again: without success.

121.220.16.35 (talkcontribs)

Files are only counted as used if they are embedded ([[File:]]), or directly linked to ([[Media:]]) in a page. Just linking to the file page ([[:File:]]) doesn't count.

Hasenläufer (talkcontribs)

@121.220.16.35: You made my day! Changing links to "Media" without preceding colon solved my problem. Thanks for the hint!

Wrong translation of namespace tab after upgrade

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Lobokn (talkcontribs)

Hello, I upgraded mediawiki to 1.26. Everything seems to work fine, except one thing.

When I click "Main page" in my language "Hlavní strana" in the namespace tab I can see

"main page". But I need to be translated it to my language. Translations in another tabs or pages

works fine. Only "Main page" stays in english. Can someone help me how can change it please ?

Thanks

87.123.56.104 (talkcontribs)

Seems lik something is wrong with the localization of that text.

You can try running rebuildLocalisationCache.php to see, if that fixes the cache...

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You can also change MediaWiki:Mainpage-nstab on your wiki if it's wrong. Apparently, the translation was created in 2015 , unless it was there already before translatewiki.net

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Zoglun (talkcontribs)

As you may know that Mediawiki can set to send a confirmation email regarding user's registration. It contain the IP address that the user used.

For some reason after we set up full ssl and varnish cache, the only IP address in log regarding register is 127.0.0.1.

However, if user submit a page edit then we could get correct IP address though Special:UserRights by Extension:CheckUser.

What's the different between Special:UserRights and registration IP detect mechanism? What I might do to fix this problem?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Maybe you forgot to set up Manual:$wgSquidServers?

Zoglun (talkcontribs)

Both $wgSquidServers & $wgSquidServersNoPurge were set.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

It may be worth to file a bug. I haven't found an open issue like this one. You would need to put more details about your setup, like exact values for those variables, etc

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Hans Oleander (talkcontribs)

Ever since I updated to MW 1.26, when editing pages my monospaced font on the edit page is gone (however not on pages edit via the semantic forms extension ("edit with form"). Do you know how I can restore the monospaced font? Thanks a lot,

Hans

FriedhelmW (talkcontribs)

Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing.

Hans Oleander (talkcontribs)

Thanks, and sorry I forgot to mention that this setting does not seem to have any effect. Neither does setting the number of columns to e.g. 55. However setting a smaller number of rows, e.g. 5, does work. Puzzling, isn't it?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Maybe you have Universal Language Selector installed? This was happening some time ago because of a bug on that extension

Hans Oleander (talkcontribs)

No, Universal Selector is not installed. - The wrong font also appears in the "old" editor window, i.e. when WikiEditor extension is disabled. However the monospaced font correctly appears when editing the page content (free text area) using the Semantic Forms extension.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

You can inspect the textarea with developer tools of your browser (right-click inspect element, or hit F12 and use the inspect this element tool), looking at the CSS rules applied to the textarea, to see what styles are applied and maybe have a hint as of what is changing that appearance. Using "debug=true" in the URL often helps identifying what CSS file is responsible of each style.

Hans Oleander (talkcontribs)

I have further digged into this. The obvious difference when inspecting the html is that in my cases (in 3 wikis) the textarea element is assigned class="mw-ui-input", whereas in a fourth fresh test wiki this class assignment is not there.

This seems to be a long known, nasty MW bug:

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T92496

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T72028

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T95831

Possibly the workaround $wgUseMediaWikiUIEverywhere is gone in MW 1.26.3

I am still unable to understand why in my test wiki the effect does not occur. Maybe the different php version and windows instead of debian OS.

Probably have to wait until the core team fixes this. Hopefully they are at least aware of this.

Cheers,

Hans

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Try removing extensions one by one and see if you find the culprit.

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Waanders (talkcontribs)

I've uploaded a lot of pdf-files using Manual:ImportImages.php and now it appears that some files are duplicated (different name, same file), I forgot the "--skip-dupes" parameter.

How can I make a list of duplicate uploaded files in the wiki?

87.123.56.104 (talkcontribs)

There is the speical page Special:ListDuplicatedFiles, which shows duplicates.

Additionally there also is API:Duplicatefiles, but in order to use this API you have to provide the name of the file(s), for which you want to get possible duplicates listed.

Waanders (talkcontribs)

Nice! Thanks a lot!

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46.103.37.135 (talkcontribs)

Hello Admins I want to request a creation of a account on the www.mediawiki.org becuse i cant complate the captcha

87.123.49.225 (talkcontribs)

What is the user name you want?

Should the account have an email address? If so, which one?

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