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Adding external links without being logged in is broken[edit]

First time I click save page, and the page reloads asking for a reCAPTCHA. After filling out the reCAPTCHA, the page reloads telling me I'm adding to many links in rapid succession and asks me to click save once more if I'm adding something serious. Clicking save once more reloads the page asking for yet another reCAPTCHA, and after that it reloads with the "adding too many links" message again. It continously goes back and forth between the two, and never actually gets to the point where it's saving my contribution. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

HTTP 500 error when trying to log in on a computer[edit]

Since Monday's maintenance, I have received an HTTP 500 error (or white screen in both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) every time I have tried to log into the site from a computer (but not a mobile); has anyone else been having this problem? The only possible reason for it that I can think of is because I have used the site's "Whale" skin since the abolition of its former standard "BlueCloud" one in 2012, and it no longer works correctly. Namcorules (talk) 06:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Whale should still be mostly working. There were some problems with logging in until Monday morning, but those should be resolved. Can you try switching to Dolphin temporarily and see if that fixes it? -- Prod (talk) 13:11, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
I (hopefully only temporarily) switched to Dolphin from a mobile, then tried to log into the site again from a computer, and it has indeed fixed it; I also tried previewing all the other skins in Special:Preferences and it only seems to be the "Whale" one that brings up an HTTP 500 error or white screen. However, I prefer to have the search box and navigation bar at the top of the page as opposed to its left side, so hope the "Whale" skin does not have to be abolished, as I have used it since being automatically updated to it seven years ago. Namcorules (talk) 15:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Something must have broken in the Whale skin due to the update. Does it happen on all pages, or only some? -- Prod (talk) 17:02, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
I am afraid that it happens on all the pages; if you substitute the "X" in for the name of any page, including that of a non-existent one, in the address bar and try to visit the page, the result will be the same: an HTTP 500 error (or a white screen). Namcorules (talk) 19:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the details! I'll look into fixing it, but it may take some time. -- Prod (talk) 19:06, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Whale skin should be fully updated and working now. Please let me know if you encounter any issues. -- Prod (talk) 17:02, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Email change and email confirmation are broken[edit]

  1. When trying to change one's email, the site never confirms success. It just displays a cursor arrow with an animated spinner that spins forever. However, by logging out of, clearing the browser cache and clearing the cookies, and then logging in again, it eventually accepts the email change. These contortions should not be necessary, and indeed, are not necessary at, which uses Mediawiki software.
  2. After changing the email. the site requires confirmation of the email address before the address is activated for sending notifications. However, clicking on the "Mail a confirmation code" button doesn't do anything. The cursor arrow and spinner run for several minutes, after which the button is replaced with the message "Confirmation email sent", but no message ever appears in the target inbox. Again, this should take at most a few seconds, not several minutes. The wiki may be attempting to send a message, but the process eventually times out and sending fails, but it posts a success confirmation message instead of a failure notification. Something has been misconfigured in this wiki.

 —HydrargyrumT @ 07:06, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for letting us know. I'll look into it. -- Prod (talk) 15:47, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

ReplaceText request[edit]

Could someone do Special:ReplaceText for the following:

  • "The King of Fighters Tales of Ash Collection/Characters/" to "The King of Fighters Ash Saga/"
  • "The King of Fighters NESTS Collection/Characters/" to "The King of Fighters NESTS Collection/"
  • "KOF: Maximum Impact/Characters/" to "KOF Maximum Impact/"
  • "SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom/Characters/" to "SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom/"

If not, I understand. -BrownDerby (talk) 15:30, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Is this just to fix redirects, or do you need the pages moved as well? -- Prod (talk) 15:58, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Just to fix the links. -BrownDerby (talk) 15:59, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Done. -- Prod (talk) 16:18, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

DDb to cade[edit]

Could someone add "DDb" to Template:Cade, thanks. -BrownDerby (talk) 16:00, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Updated. -- Prod (talk) 17:35, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

SEIWA Discord Server[edit]

Hello everyone. I'm writing to let you know, I set up a private Discord server for SEIWA members and if any staff of the wiki would like to join to represent it, please contact me at tacopill#1781. Thank you, Tacopill (talk) 23:04, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Email Not Confirming[edit]

New user. Email address not confirming. Address is correct.

CowHacker (talk) 21:01, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

You're not allowed to edit this wiki through the API.[edit]

Tried to upload image on a page created and got the error message below.

Tried with another image on a page requesting images & edits ("and they'll get a cookie"), and got the same message:

You're not allowed to edit this wiki through the API.

I'm only a new user.

CowHacker (talk) 23:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Did you get the API error while editing a page, or uploading an image? Can you link the page please? -- Prod (talk) 23:48, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Partnership proposal[edit]

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate avenue to post this, so let me know if there is a better place to discuss this.

I'm a staff member over at Nookipedia and I've been thinking about how to manage our Guide namespace. We don't have many guides for the Animal Crossing series, and those we do have are largely incomplete or disorganized. For this reason I've been considering removing our Guide namespace altogether. However, looking at our analytics for the wiki, a few of the guide pages actually bring in quite a bit of traffic, and so my proposal is this:

I want to move a short/summarized version of our most popular guides onto an appropriate page in the Nookipedia mainspace and provide a link to a more complete/detailed version of the guide on StrategyWiki. The information in our guide namespace that wasn't moved into our mainspace I would want to move here, if appropriate/if needed.

As an example, for our Halloween page, we might list some bare bones info like:"Feed jack Lollipops to get items from the Creepy Theme, or give him Candy for items from the Spooky Series. You can use Halloween masks to scare villagers into giving you Lollipops. A detailed guide for this holiday is available at StrategyWiki."

I wanted to get StrategyWiki's thoughts on this/whether you thought it made sense. I was also hoping that we could get some links back to Nookipedia from StratwgyWiki (e.g. links to villager pages) with an icon similar to other wikis at StrategyWiki:Guide/Partnerships? Let me know what you all think about this, would love to hear more ways we could collaborate on this project/encourage interwiki co-operation. --Sunmarsh (talk) 03:17, 21 November 2019 (UTC)