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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 84.202.106.243 (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 http://strategywiki.org/w/index.php?title=X&useskin=whale 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)