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Bluerock

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  • Hi Bluerock

    Over the last week or so, I and several others have noticed minor and temporary problems with the wiki. For example, today a person contacted me saying he was unable to write a comment on his mobile device. A couple of days ago another user was temporarily unable to embed a YouTube video, which he has been doing for years.

    Are these glitches likely related to backend changes related to moving to UCP? Any info you can share would be appreciated

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    • I'd add the problem with the poll I reported here.

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    • Hey Slat, as this wiki is still on the old platform, this wouldn't be affected by any changes related to UCP.

      Looks like these issues seem to resolve themselves after a while, but if they persist, or become major problems, your best bet is to report it with all the details to Special:Contact.

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    • Thanks for the reply Bluerock. If problems continue, I'll report them. I just wondered if they were related to preparations for UCP. I guess not.

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    • RealNoob wrote: I'd add the problem with the poll I reported here.

      RealNoob I had seen the problem you reported with the poll. For me, the poll is updating correctly. If I change my vote the numbers change appropriately. It is normal for a poll to only update numbers that include new votes if one revotes (or so I have been told). I don't understand why.

      However, I agree that after a reload, the numbers revert.

      The problem may also be related to the fact that I simply copied the code from where it was originally posted erroneously (project page) by a new user. The votes that were registered in the other location came with the code.

      I don't want to change now as the existing votes will be lost.

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    Hi Bluerock!

    I use ProtonVPN for a long time, but lately I've been getting an IP block and I have to reconnect dozens of times. It is quite clear that vandals use VPNs too, but would it be possible to whitelist a user like me?

    Thanks in advance, all the best, T.W.

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    • Sorry T.W., but for VPN, logging out and back in again appears to be the only option. Unless it's a fixed IP that's mistakenly been blocked, there's not much Fandom can do.

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    • It's a pity!

      I'm on the sixth reconnect now :-/

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  • Hello Bluerock!

    I found that code editor removes (replaces by a whitespace) navigation="true" property of a gallery description.

    I do the following:

    • Type:
    <gallery type="slideshow" position="right" navigation="true" widths=200px>
    list of pictures here
    </gallery>
    • Push Publish button,
    • See a bunch of pictures instead of a gallery.


    Please see my sandbox for an example.

    At the same time:

    • Forum editor works correctly,
    • Without quotes the property handled correctly:
      <gallery type="slideshow" position="right" navigation=true widths=200px>


    Looks like a bug.

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    Best regards, Trespassers W.

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    • If the wiki predominantly uses slideshows, it may be best that "new galleries" be disabled, given that slideshows are deprecated under that system. But if you're happy to use that workaround via the disuse of quotation marks, then you could always leave it as is.

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    • I'm not so deep in the wiki to be addicted to any tool; when the bug will be fixed I'll come up with something else, it's a part of the show 8-)

      Regarding the articles, we use slideshows like this, with link=, so "these galleries are identified by the presence of the navigation=true parameter (added automatically when a link is present) and will not be converted."

      Thus I don't see a reason to disable new galleries.

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  • Hi. I was advised to protect my profile. I ticked the cascading box thinking that it would mean all pages under the protected page would be protected. But that’s not what happened, some templates I’d created in a completely different folder (the main Template folder, definitely nothing to do with my profile page) were protected! Any idea why this happened? Sounds like a bug. Thanks and best wishes, Nick

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    • Hi Nick, sorry for not getting back to you sooner on this, I must have missed this in my notifications. Cascading protection applies to ALL articles and templates included on the page, whatever category they're in. It can be useful for things like the main page, which might feature images that would only ever be used there. For your user profile, Cascading Protection shouldn't be applied. https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Help:Page_protection#Cascading_protection

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    • Thanks for the reply.

      Are you saying that if I have a page which references a template in a completely separate folder and I cascade-protect the page then the template will also be protected!?! That doesn’t seem right.

      What if the referenced template wasn’t written by me?

      Surely cascading protection should just protect all pages/folders under the protected folder? Or maybe there should be two modes of cascading protection.

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    • Yes, ANY page/template transcluded on the page you're protecting, will be protected as well, if cascade is selected. It doesn't have anything to do with folders, or who created them, according to that help page that I linked to above (I've never actually used it myself).

      To clarify, the page you were intending to protect was just your profile, not a category. If you were to cascade-protect a category, this would only apply to links in the category description (if any), and not any listed contents/subcategories.

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    • Ok, thanks.

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