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
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.
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?
You don't actually need the navigation= parameter, as this is only required for navigation galleries, which contain 1 or more items with the link= parameter. Because your galleries don't possess any links, it's possible the navigation parameter was removed automatically.
However, would you clarify what you mean by "forum editor"? (I assume "code editor" is the source (wikitext) editor).
Gallery works well with parameter values without quotation marks (I checked), so I'm happy for now.
Regarding the issue:
My galleries don't work without navigation=true.
Are they converted to New image galleries on save? BTW, do we use New image galleries? If yes for both, then, I guess, I understood what's going on, and it's good for me that New Image converter takes care about quoted parameters only.
"Forum editor" is the edit field we use to reply at the end of a Forum or Message Wall thread. As I just read, "The new gallery style is not rendered in Forum or Message Wall threads". "Code editor" is the Classic editor in Source (wikitext) mode. I'm sorry for stupid definitions I gave.
I didn't link to the new image galleries help page because I thought it might be confusing, as I only looked it up to find info on the navigation parameter, which I hadn't actually used myself before (since it's added automatically, I've never used it directly).
New galleries are enabled on this wiki, so yes, they are the ones you're currently using in standard articles. Apparently the quotation mark stuff is indeed a bug, like you discovered, although Fandom will probably wait for the unified community platform overhaul until they look more at it, so apologies for the current inconvenience.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.