Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Reporting wiki bugs

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Please report all bugs found on Guild Wars 2 Wiki here.

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This page is for reporting bugs that you may encounter in the wiki. This does not cover in-game issues that you may encounter, nor does it cover page contents within individual articles.

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Key: Yes = Solved, No = Unsolved, No = Not a bug

Yes Pages with apostrophe in title cause "too many redirects" error in Chrome[edit]

After trying to search for "Hero's Canton", I discovered that any page with an apostrophe in the title/URL causes Chrome to fail to load, citing a "too many redirects" error. I'm not a wiki or Chrome expert so I don't know why, but given that similar pages on Wikipedia load correctly, I'm inclined to suspect it's a problem with something this wiki is doing. NikkoJT (talk) 19:30, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

This doesn't appear to be just Chrome, as IE and Safari also exhibit the issue. I'm investigating. Justin Lloyd (talk) 19:48, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
And Firefox too, just to cover all bases. Also the bottom part of the page seems to be buggy too, I have to tab through the page and hit enter on the upload button to be able to upload images now because the button itself doesn't work. =( - Doodleplex 20:23, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
The upload button works in our test environment so at least it wouldn't appear to be a MediaWiki-specific bug. I'll investigate that as well. Thank you for pointing it out. Justin Lloyd (talk) 20:32, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
I would guess that its probably related to the "fix" implemented to work around "+" signs? (+10 Agony Infusion doesn't work either). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:46, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
I found a related issue in Phabricator ( so I applied a two-line fix to GlobalFunctions.php (lines 433 and 444 in the code at that link) and the affected pages appear to work now. Let me know if you see any further issues regarding this. Justin Lloyd (talk) 20:52, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Just noticed your comment about plus signs as well. I'll see if a similar fix helps in our test environment. Justin Lloyd (talk) 20:57, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Actually plus signs seem dangerous, though I have another place I can look regarding that. Justin Lloyd (talk) 21:00, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Might also be related to why the link option in #ask (Example), which generates a link to Special:Ask, doesn't work at all now.--Relyk ~ talk < 21:17, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
For reference sake, Justin says via email that he has fixed the plus sign bug on all language wikis. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:25, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Is the problem with #ask something related to a server software (e.g. Semantic MediaWiki) or content (i.e. that you guys can change)? -Stephane Lo Presti talk 22:06, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
The issue seems more like MediaWiki not liking the special characters in the URL generated by SMW. It's not a significant concern. The only thing I've used it for is links to query examples. Special:Ask itself uses an alternative way of forming the URL that works perfectly fine. The other site I checked had no problem handling the URL link generated by SMW.--Relyk ~ talk < 01:30, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

No Ampersands[edit]

(Reset indent) Hello, pages with ampersand also have this issue (fr:Chercheuse senior de PR&T Takka), thanks --IruleManik (talk) 08:38, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

I've fixed the ampersand issue. Justin Lloyd (talk) 21:45, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
Apparently pressing "edit" or "history" on these pages takes you to half the page title. e.g. go to Assist PR&T Esoterics with ooze research + press "edit" at the top :( -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:07, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
I reported the issue in the wrong place ([1]). All pages with ampersand:
  titlematch = %&%
  columns = 3
  format = ,\n* [[%PAGE%]],,
The preceding unsigned comment was added by BryghtShadow (talkcontribs) at 03:47, 20 August 2016‎ (UTC). Edit: Forgot to sign. --BryghtShadow (talk) 03:49, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

No File Upload Bug[edit]

Went to upload a better version of File:Euryale.jpg and got:

  • Could not read or write file "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/c/c3/Euryale.jpg" due to insufficient permissions or missing directories/containers.
  • Could not store file "/tmp/php2rXVH2" at "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/c/c3/Euryale.jpg".

Uploaded a picture of another NPC before and after that one, so it seems to just be this file. - Doodleplex 05:55, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Should be fine now. I deleted it, and then pulled it back from the dead, and it seemed to work. However, the image is not appearing on the article, which I'm hoping is just a cache bug for now. —Ventriloquist 10:28, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

No 502 and 503 errors[edit]

Please report any 502 or 503 errors encountered whilst editing or using pages here, and include the date+time of the page attempted too.

Pages with percent in title for SMW special pages[edit]

Using 30% Magic Find Bonus as example.

I believe that's all the percent related issues with SMW's special pages. --BryghtShadow (talk) 05:08, 20 August 2016 (UTC)