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sortable table headers

Known bug: any table with the "sortable" class has messed-up formatting. This is due to a change in how MediaWiki builds the sortable headers that doesn't play well with our current CSS rules. We should be able to fix the problem within a day or two. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 00:59, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

skill icons not appearing and other dynamic data issues

The semantic datastore that drives most of our dynamic content is currently being rebuilt. However, be aware that the cached version of pages will continue to display the incomplete content for up to 24 hours, even after the datastore is complete. Use the "refresh" tab at the top of the page to purge the wiki's cached version and reparse the page. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 01:35, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Wiki logo not set

$wgLogo (i.e. the setting for the logo in the upper left) is currently set to the default image; it used to be set to this image instead. (This is possibly not worth fixing since the logo is covered up by our custom CSS on top of Monobook and Vector, but I block that CSS because I far prefer a standard MonoBook. It's also visible by default in a number of the other non-default themes.) -- Dagger (talk) 04:35, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Its worth fixing as its another line of junk we can remove from the two css sheets ^ -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 11:30, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi there, we can easily change that but the current wiki skin is not using a logo, so I'm not sure if you have a file for that? If you can find us the link, we can change the variable :) Thanks. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 21:25, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
It was originally this image (the link I gave in my first post has been deleted, so I had to screenshot that one out of Firefox's Page Info dialog.) We cover it up with a different image using CSS by default in the two main themes though. -- Dagger (talk) 21:52, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) We're using File:Logo.png ( Alex is right, if you can change it in LocalSettings.php we can get rid of the custom CSS for it. And linking to the file within the wiki's file tree means that if we decide to change it, all we have to do is upload a new version of Logo.png, no changes to LocalSettings.php or CSS would be required. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 21:55, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
(EC) is the one we use. Though if we're going to change that in the config, it is probably worth setting the background to there too, so there isn't somehow a CSS screwup where one gets the white logo on a white background (which I have no idea how to do that, but figured I'd mention). - Tanetris (talk) 22:06, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
I agree with the second edit conflict. poke | talk 22:14, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
(In response to Tanetris) I'd get the white logo on a white background, because I block Monobook.css (which contains our site-specific skin) in order to get a default Monobook look. Maybe you'd also get it on the other, non-Monobook/Vector skins (where changing the background image might not work well). I guess I'm in the minority and could override any new background image with my own CSS, but still... -- Dagger (talk) 23:11, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Please do give us a shout when you've decided which one we can use. As Dr Ishmael mentions it, a solution that would require only one change for us and still allow the wiki to change the logo would be perfect.
By the way, something important about the current logo and I'm not sure how we can get this adressed: the current logo used in the top-left is our old (TM) logo. We recently officialy changed it to the (R) version which can be found from this GW2 Asset Kit update notes page. Shall I talk to Alfa-R about updating this? Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated :) Thanks --Stephane Lo Presti talk 23:17, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't think Alfa-R is active anymore but maybe I am wrong.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 00:38, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
All that would be required would be switching the [tm] to [r]? or was there a more complex change ;) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:45, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
™ → ® —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 03:20, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes it's all that's needed. The new logo files I linked have the correct symbol, but it may be easier to modify the file currently used if it doesn't degrade the picture quality. If the wiki communitu doesn't have the resources for that, I can make a request for our graphic designers to do it, but this will require more time as they're super busy for quite a while. Do let me know if we need to make that request. Thanks. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 16:28, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Bump; is anyone working on updating the logo (with a ®), or should we leave this to ArenaNet to do it? Does anyone have source files of our logo? poke | talk 12:29, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
By the time I shrank the R text to size, I really couldn't tell what it was, so I gave up. The logo colouring is somewhat tough to match, particularly the shadow so its probably easier to shrink only the R bit and leave the rest intact than remake the file, but as you say, we need the wiki-logo source files to be able to make anything decent. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:48, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
Even though Alfa isn't active anymore, he usually response fairly quickly to his talk page. We could always ask him. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 13:59, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
While I can't make it from scratch to look like alfa's, this,
(the red background isn't part of the image, just for contrast here) seems pretty close to me. (straight swap from TM to R.. too illegible?) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:25, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi Alex, this one looks fine to me. Have you tried to use it on a custom css to see what it looks like on the site itself? Thanks a lot for your help on this ^^ --Stephane Lo Presti talk 23:46, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Its just a straight TM to R swap, its going to look better than the unset image file, it looks alright against the bulk of the other skins - just because theres a red shadow behind the text, the "2" is harder to see. Imo this file would do for $wgLogo. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 08:53, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Did some checking, when you block most of the custom wiki css you'd get these results: The only skins which use the logo are Vector, Monobook, Common, Standard and Nostalgia, the other skins (cologneblue, chick, modern, simple) don't use it. I think there is enough contrast that the image works fine. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:13, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Good, thanks again for checking Alex. I'd say the community should feel free to do the swap. By the way, I noticed a while ago a discussion about $wgLogo and wanted to write a summary for all our wikis, to see if we need to set this variable and to what value. Do you know how it's used and what the value should be? Thanks. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 17:49, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok then, in the meantime, if an admin would like to upload the new version at File:Logo.png, and then relink the current css monobook and vector sheets to that new file, that would be a good start.
Once that has been done (i.e. we can tell you what the file path is!), hopefully the tech team will be able to follow the short instructions at Manual:FAQ#How do I change the icon? (literally a one line change) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:29, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
I understand now, thanks for the info and let us know when we need to change it and what to. Note: I'm not sure I'm receiving edit notification emails all the time this page is changed so if I'm not replying after a few days, we may want to poke me on my talkpage. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 19:35, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
The filesystem path isn't going to change (it's based on a hash of the filename, not the content), and that is Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 21:46, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Good point dr ish. Thanks for fixing the image poke. So it seems to me that the file path would be:
$wgLogo = "";
though perhaps a relative path would be better. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:30, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes, definitely, especially in terms of forward compatibility with HTTPS. So /images/c/c9/Logo.png please. poke | talk 13:34, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Vector skin

is quite messed up; compare vector and monobook.

Main issues seem to be the tabs, the left nav menu, the background thing at the bottom, the logo overlapping the page, font size of tabs/menus, padding underneath page titles, the overly long user menu bar at the top. -- pling User Pling sig.png 08:35, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

I've made a few "quick fix" change suggestions at User:Chieftain Alex/vector.css - which makes it look like [[:File:User Chieftain Alex update vector.png|this instead]]. (I should say that I'm an infrequent user of vector + I don't really recall what it looked like before it broke.. I thought there would be images of it after alfa-r changed the css on the old mainpage archive but none recently taken) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 15:00, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok our current vector.css was a complete mess.. it had two stylesheets pasted in + overlapping. I've removed the repeated properties while going the list, inserted the patches I made in the above css, and put the contents in sandbox9. I can't guarantee that it will be perfect, but it should be pretty close (no way of telling while the custom vector css is loaded, alternatively we could remove it temporarily, tinker with it in our own css files and return the main file later) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:26, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I checked it out, and yes, it's better but still has a couple issues. I'll implement so you can move forward. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 18:56, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
I think you might have implemented an old style - level 3 headers shouldn't have the weird font style anymore. pling User Pling sig.png 19:05, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
^this but at least it is use able would love to see all the tabs added back in. (like the refresh tab)--- User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 19:16, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Heh 5k lines removed, I was bound to have picked up a few bugs -_- [1] --Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:20, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Vector puts the refresh button under the arrows to the right? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:20, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
this is what I am seeing Edit: I am on win7 firefox latest version and cleared my cash -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:09, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Yeah I haven't rewritten it all from scratch yet. in the interim, fixes. Also it looks better if you pick "simple search" from the special:preferences menu under Search options. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:17, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
thank you that seems to have fixed all the issues I had.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:32, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
There seems to be bluey lines on the left and right of tabs. They don't quite overlap with the actual border, they look like extra lines. -- pling User Pling sig.png 23:26, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Should be gone now. poke | talk 23:33, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
The header style change didn't get reverted, so I've made a copy of mediawiki:vector.css with just the reverts here -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:06, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Implemented. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 00:09, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

(Reset indent) A set of fixes for the clustering footer icons bug (right hand bottom) on the vector footer: User:Chieftain Alex/sandbox6. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:47, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Yeah I get that I'm the only person using vector now that pling has gone, but this footer cluster bug is still here. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:48, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
I still use it. I think there are a few of us I noticed that bug but didn't care because it didn't effect how the wiki worked.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 10:14, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
fixed. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:45, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Delayed purge

Purging cache doesn't seem to update the page immediately (templates), you have two wait a couple seconds and refresh (or hit purge a couple more times impatiently)--Relyk ~ talk > 15:32, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

latest update for guild wars2 not showing up on guild wiki only show 8th may

( 16:03, 13 May 2013 (UTC)).

Where specifically do you see this? Main Page under Current game status is showing May 12 for me. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:07, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Give us as much information as possible so that we can track. A screenshot, a time, etc. And first: is this still happening? :) --Stephane Lo Presti talk 21:24, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

<code> tag

The code tag makes the font pretty big now, can we set this to the previous CSS style or whatever?--Relyk ~ talk > 16:15, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Doesn't look big to me (Chrome), it's the same size as the surrounding text (13px). What's your browser? —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:18, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Firefox 20.0.1--Relyk ~ talk > 16:25, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
EC. I bet hes using firefox.. browser samples. Its font-size-adjust messing everything up as usual. Its like the code in my signature that stops it blowing up for firefox.. if you add the line
code { font-size-adjust: none; }
to the common.css it will fix it. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:26, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Is there a reason to have the font-size-adjust in the rules for anything? It looks good, when I just remove that rule completely. poke | talk 17:49, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Remove it by all means. Unfortunately I changed the line pre { font-size: 1.2em } to 1em when I was cleaning up the vector css, if you could revert that change too that would be great. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:56, 13 May 2013 (UTC)


breaks pages including the parameter. something to do with style="cursor: help; border-bottom: 1px dotted silver;"--Relyk ~ talk > 22:28, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Example? poke | talk 22:44, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
It looks like it only affects the edit preview, for some reason, and only if it's at a certain position on the page. Healing Seed (environmental weapon skill) looks just fine right now, but if I edit and preview, the entire #column-one div has been smushed inside #bodyContent. If I only move the sic to before "allies" and preview, same issue; if I move it before "nearby" and preview, no issues. That doesn't make any sense to me. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 22:53, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
I think it's colliding with the semantic facts box.--Relyk ~ talk > 23:04, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I found it out. Apparently, when a property value is too long, it gets cut so that the text begins with some characters, then there is an ellipsis and then there is some rest from the end of the text. Simply entering some long text will show this behavior.
Now when that text contains HTML code, then the fact box still does what it does and cuts the text the way it wants, completely ignoring any wiki markup or HTML code. This will cause wiki links to become [[con … for example, and it will also rip other HTML content apart. As it also does not sanitize the final output (like htmlencoding the result), some closing </span> will make it into the displayed text—but the opening tags are cut out to save room. Obviously this breaks a lot.
Interestingly, this is not related to the parameter of the {{sic}} template at all. It was just randomly the case that with the parameter the text was long enough, to trigger the cutting behavior. You can get the same result by just adding some more content before a parameterless sic template. poke | talk 23:32, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

{{Trinket infobox}}

E.g. Sclerite Karka Shell and any other backslot items - has two similar images in the gallery, second one without underlying text. Or, maybe, problem is in {{Item infobox gallery}}... Well, you probably know about it more than I do. MalGalad 09:27, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

See Template talk:Item infobox gallery#Rewrite. poke | talk 09:57, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Fixed. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 14:20, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Hall of Monuments Calculator

I am not fluent with coding and this reporting has been a chore. My problem is the calculator will allow you to enter a name and you can sort of make out your progress in the columns but that is it. The page is messed up, you can not click on the lines to see what you actually need to work on in Guild Wars 1. Thanks 00Wizard00 The preceding unsigned comment was added by 00Wizard00 (talkcontribs) at 16:43, 18 May 2013 (UTC).

The Hall of Monuments calculator is not related to either the GW1 nor the GW2 wiki. As such it is not appropriate to report issues with it on the page for wiki bugs. The wikis are furthermore maintained by players only, while the calculator is made by ArenaNet. Please contact support if you have problems with it. poke | talk 17:04, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

HTTP Error 500

I've been getting this error every time I attempt to create my new userpage, or delete content from an old one User:Cynn_Pyrosin.

"Server error The website encountered an error while retrieving It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly. Here are some suggestions: Reload this webpage later. HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request."

Already tried clearing cache and using 3 different browsers, so I'm not sure what the problem is. ~Cyn The Red User CynnTheRedSig.png 18:42, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

You're hitting the AbuseFilter bug (I've notified Anet tech about it). You can fix it yourself, though, by not using <br> tags - just leave blank lines between paragraphs (take a look at how I edited your post here). The specific rule you're triggering is looking for double-<br> tags as an identifier of spambots.
Unrelated, but please don't use a mainspace image in your signature. Instead, you should upload a copy of it to "File:User CynTheRed sig.png"; that way your sig won't be affected by any changes we make to the mainspace file. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 19:36, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I had no idea the <br> tags were breaking it. I used to do a lot of web design work so it's kind of hardcoded into me. Thanks for the valuable information and I've adjusted the signature as well. ~Cyn The Red User CynnTheRedSig.png 20:12, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
No problem. Wiki code rarely uses HTML tags directly, so it can take some time to get used to. A single <br> can still be used to force a linebreak without extra space, but using 2 of them is redundant. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:36, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

(Reset indent) We pushed a fix that seems to solve the issue. Let us know if you're still experiencing the issue, thanks. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 23:20, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Confirmed - AbuseFilter warnings are now displaying as they should, no HTTP 500 errors. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 00:26, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Item icon

{{Contains}}, {{Drops}} and related have a bug, they pass additional pipe "|" with the... item name, I guess? Well, anyway, it brokes links, so that they look like [[Item|]] instead of [[Item]] MalGalad 17:46, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Kind of a dirty fix. I'll try to make sure it works later. --JonTheMon (talk) 18:01, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Actually, anybody, would it better to have it check on {{{2|}}} and call either {{item icon|a|b}} or {{item icon|a}} ? --JonTheMon (talk) 18:03, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Changed {{item icon}} to (brute-force) check for passed empty values, hopefully. Contains and Drops shouldn't have a second parameter because you guarantee that's the article you want the property to link to. If you want to change the link name, you would change the name parameter in the item infobox instead of overriding the default.--Relyk ~ talk < 01:07, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Minor javascript bug

before the large update I was using this code User:Zesbeer/vector.js on my Custom JavaScript to remove both of the "--" part of the sign button and it dosnt seem to work any more. so any suggestions on how to fix it so I can only have one - instead of 2? -User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 20:10, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, due to how the new MediaWiki handles its code, it’s no longer possible to really just change the text of that. You could probably overwrite the click handler in some way, but I personally think the easiest way to get your result would be to add a new button and remove the old one instead:
mw.toolbar.addButton("/skins/common/images/button_sig.png", "Your signature with timestamp", "~~" + "~~", "", "", "mw-editbutton-signature2");
This will add it after the horizontal line though. If you want to switch it around, you could also do that afterwards. poke | talk 21:12, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
thanks poke that works for me.-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 21:15, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh right, you cannot write ~~~~ directly, you have to use "~~" + "~~" above. poke | talk 21:19, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Image bug

I was investigating why I couldn't use {{contains}} for Endless Halloween Tonic, which was producing the message "Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination", and then I tried reuploading the file and I got this message: and then when I went back to the page I'd saved, previously displaying fine, I get :/ ??? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 14:02, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

[2] is now screwed up lol--Relyk ~ talk < 14:06, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Chef Recipes by level vanished

moved from Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Admin noticeboard

I'm working my way through the recipes and in the last two days or so the list went wonky at first with ingredients to the right of their column and now the entire listing is empty of all recipes


No change to any of the pages so not sure what's going on.

The {{recipe}} template was rewritten. This messes with templates that use Recipe DPL to generate tables and such, messing with {{Recipes by Rating}}. This is going to be replaced by {{recipe table}} soon, so I wouldn't worry about it. (And this can be moved)--Relyk ~ talk < 07:42, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
So, I didn’t follow that template rewrite at all, but I saw some comment about backwards compatibility and it being removed in a subsequent edit. So, why are templates rewritten in a way that existing pages break? And no, those pages being replaced “soon” is not enough. If a template is rewritten, then everything should either still work, or instantly be replaced by something that works and provides the same information. Otherwise the template should not be rewritten in the first place. We cannot keep breaking existing pages with information just because some template gets nicer; we are a wiki that is accessed by many people who are relying on information being around. poke | talk 14:23, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Settle down poke, this is a simple case of insufficient impact analysis. I've updated the template now and I'll be fixing the pages that use it. Unfortunately, the full functionality can't be restored due to lack of data - recipe type needs to be added to all recipes, and it is something that Alex and I and some other people are working on. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 16:15, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

{{PAGENAME}} bug

this previous revision of the pet infobox, was displaying some kind of code instead of the plaintext pagename. i.e. "{{PAGENAME}}" was appearing as "?UNIQ65efa7453a1082dc-nowiki-00000000-QINU?". It disappeared with the following revision, and removing the SMW parameters caused it to disappear before that too. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:38, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Ran into this again today. It was prompted to occur by [[Has pet family::{{ucfirst:{{{family}}}}}]] without wrapping it in an if statement to check for existance of family. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 12:14, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

recent changes on mobile phone

There should be some mistake in CSS: in the recent changes "new page" edits have font-size 2-3 times bigger than normal. Android 4.0, Opera Mobile MalGalad 12:54, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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Superior Sigil of Chilling

On the page for Superior Sigil of Chilling, the sigil is flagged as bugged. This is at least partially untrue.

Tested Superior Sigil of Chilling on 4/3/14, in home BL of WvW. Repetative testing done via stop watch while observing Chill icon on NPC. Skills observed: Spinal Shivers, Spectral Grasp, and Dark Path.

Found the Sigil to be correctly working in WvW on NPC. The Sigil does in fact increase the Chill Duration by 10%. The Sigil must be equipped to your character at the time of casting skills. The increase in duration also applies to characters in the Death Shroud state.

I will update it now. In the future, you can change the page directly, there's no need to ask permission for edits such as these. It may be a good idea to indicate in the edit summary that you have tested this and found it to be untrue, so people don't think you're just deleting stuff for the fun of it. Psycho Robot (talk) 19:02, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
well done on testing it and posting your test results + method, but this page is for wiki bugs (like error 303/404/corrupt files) rather than ingame bugs that have been wrongly noted :P maybe someone should move this section to Talk:Superior Sigil of Chilling - 20:06, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Vendor List template not pulling from all Vendors

I guess this would be the best place to put this. I was going though Wanted pages I saw that Template:Sold by was a wanted page that was deleted it was duplicate of Template:Vendor_list However it looks like the system does not quite work fully. As it does not pick up Services Vendors that use the inventory|master chief . I am unaware on how to get this working correctly as I don't know how the template system works.

Any vendors not using the {{vendor table row}} won't be picked up by the query from {{vendor list}}. These pages need to be updated.--Relyk ~ talk < 18:12, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
So I updated the Crafting/Master_chef page to use {{Template:vendor table row}} tables. It did not solve the issue however it is still not capturing the vendors. The problem is with the vendors that use the {{Template:Inventory}} Template. It looks like that according to {{Template:Inventory/Table_Header}} This is planned? Should I revert my changes? Anzenketh (talk) 18:51, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Click on the "purge" tab to force the wiki to re-cache the page. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 19:08, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
That was it. All the sudden it appeared to be working. Looks like I got a Project ahead of me to update all those tables for all those items. Anzenketh (talk) 19:36, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

(Reset indent) I attempted to add vendor table using on Commander's Compendium When I do so I get a Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Error for the coin field. Anzenketh (talk) 16:35, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

That error was due to the commas that appeared due to the 1,000,000 value. Ideally we'd have formatted the SMW property such that it didn't display that formatting, but, since it was a type=record, we couldn't do that. Fixed by removing commas from number strings. like so - 09:20, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

SMW with offset results over 5001

Results with an offset greater than 5001 can't be accessed, it just loops back to results 0-250 in my experience. If this could be tested on the testwiki with SMW1.9 that'd be great. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:04, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Let me know how to test that (please be as specific as possible) and I'll do the check. Thanks! --Stephane Lo Presti talk 19:10, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea how much of a copy the test wiki is of this one, so I don't know if you have over 5000 pages to play with search through. The query I used on this wiki was
{{#ask:[[Has game icon::+]][[Has game context::Item]]
|?Has game icon
|?Has game context
|sort=Has game context,Has canonical name
|class=sortable wikitable smwtable
which shouldn't appear the same as the following, but does.
{{#ask:[[Has game icon::+]][[Has game context::Item]] 
|?Has game icon
|?Has game context
|sort=Has game context,Has canonical name
|class=sortable wikitable smwtable
-Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:42, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
The 2 tables end up giant (with a "further results" at the bottom). How do you actually test that? I need detailed instructions :) --Stephane Lo Presti talk 19:47, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
hmm ok.. I guess this still works if we set the limit=1 instead of 250. I've edited the code above to reflect that. Basically when you preview the code, if the two tables show exactly the same content, then the bug still exists (and its a SMW bug that hasn't been fixed by the developer). If they are different, then everything is working as intended (and its been fixed by the developers).
If you change the "offset=5001" bit to "5000", then the content will be different (anything less than 5001 works as intended) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:55, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
I changed limit to 1 and it shows the exact same content on both tables, so it looks like the bug still exists? --Stephane Lo Presti talk 19:58, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
I think it's a configuration issue, not really a bug, but the SMW wiki is being slow right now... gimme a minute...
smw:Help:$smwgQMaxLimit sets a hard limit on the number of query results returned in any context. It seems odd that it would cause the results to "rollover" rather than simply not returning anything past the limit, but I don't have the time to go code diving today. The default is 10000, but I don't know if Justin has customized it on these wikis. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:13, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Asking him now. Why do you want to display that many results? Just wandering if it's just for the sake of you doing a search or if it's for actually displaying that many entires (which seems a bit wrong). Feel free to hit me on IRC --Stephane Lo Presti talk 20:15, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
The variable is not set so it should be equal to the default value (10k). LEt me know if there's anything else I can do. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 20:23, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
The query I'm looking at produces about 16000 results. Its asking every page with an icon assigned which catgories the icon has, which is then allowing me to recategorize the icon into a more appropriate category, e.g. Category:ArenaNet icon -> Category:Inscription icons. I can access the remaining 5000 pages other ways (e.g. sorting the data by date modified or something), I just thought that it was curious that it would reach 5000, and then not give any message and revert my query to 0. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:18, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. --Stephane Lo Presti talk 21:24, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Attribute icon showing as File:Skill.jpg

not sure if this is only me, but Attribute icons are showing as File:Skill.jpg:

Power.png Power
Precision.png Precision
Toughness.png Toughness
Vitality.png Vitality
Boon Duration.png Boon Duration
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration
Ferocity.png Ferocity
Healing Power.png Healing Power
Armor (attribute).png Armor
Critical Chance.png Critical Chance
Critical Damage.png Critical Damage
Health.png Health
Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance
Magic Find.png Magic Find

Dustix Talk quest option tango.pngTalk 20:31, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Fixed - just had to annotate the attribute pages properly. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:50, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Something odd is going on here. Navbox icons messed up too. – Valento msg 20:46, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
See the bottom section, and the enormous message at the top of the screen. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:03, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah, so it affects wikicode linking. – Valento msg 21:12, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

HTTPS falls through to HTTP

Certain links, like "Random page" and the search box, fails to maintain HTTPS connections. As in, you click the link and go from HTTPS to HTTP. The resulting page is available as HTTPS (checked by putting the "s" back into the browser. One way to fix this is to only serve the wiki as HTTPS. Another is to look over the forwarding functions and make sure they stay HTTPS if they're queried from an HTTPS-served page. Cadinsor (talk) 20:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Do you have examples of that behavior we can try to reproduce? Thanks --Stephane Lo Presti talk 20:20, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Visit the wiki with HTTPS - click "Random page" in the left navigation column - presto.
Alternatively, edit a page in HTTPS, when you save, you end up on HTTP. Cadinsor (talk) 20:25, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Note that the wiki is not properly served via secure HTTP yet. We are likely going to go that route in the future, but at the moment, it’s not completely supported. poke | talk 20:56, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
OK. Then this isn't a bug, yet. :p Thanks for the quick answers. Cadinsor (talk) 21:01, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Big Fonts

Using Firefox 32.0.3 (current Version), the font sizes have grown very big. I have to zoom out 1-3x, depending on the page viewed, to get a normal font size. Also the tabs at the top (project page, discussion, edit, etc.) are placed too far down.

  • Scratch that statement, just after posting this, the issue has resolved itself. -- 18:50, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Empty Search results when using chat link

You get "There is no article linked with this ID" when searching with "/wiki" from within the game - even if the item has that ID set in its infobox. Same result when searching for an item using a chat link (i.e [&AgGoVAAA]). Father Eko (talk) 19:45, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

That’s related to this site notice: “As a follow-up to the software upgrade, we are now performing a complete rebuild of all semantic data. Because all data was deleted at the beginning of this process, skill and item icons will not load properly and many pages will appear incomplete until the rebuild is finished. This may take up to 24 hours.”
There’s nothing we can do for now except wait. Sorry about the inconvenience. poke | talk 20:02, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
You can partly blame me for this. If I'd thought ahead, I would've had Justin schedule it to start after midnight Pacific, when fewer people would be using the wiki. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:28, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Template broken?

I was trying to modify the Style Guide page, and for some reason the 2nd table (with Template:Vendor_item_table_header and Template:Vendor_item_table_row) is not showing correctly. Is the template broken? -- Maplemist (talk) 22:36, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Seems like some other templates are broken as well, if you look at Treasure Hunter, the achievement section and the crafting section are broken as well. -- Maplemist (talk) 22:46, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Wiki notice reads "As a follow-up to the software upgrade, we are now performing a complete rebuild of all semantic data. Because all data was deleted at the beginning of this process, skill and item icons will not load properly and many pages will appear incomplete until the rebuild is finished. This may take up to 24 hours." - this includes templates as well (I didn't know that either). So in 24h things should be back to normal. – Valento msg 22:55, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
All templates that are backed by SMW data (vendors, drops, etc.) are affected by this. poke | talk 23:28, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Now it's in bold, it should clear confusion. :P – Valento msg 21:29, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Error with Template:Weapon set gallery since wiki update

Since the update, I have not been able to use the slide show aspect of the galleries on the wiki (ex. Hero's weapons). The images and links are properly loaded on the page, but if I click on any of the images to call up the slide show I get the warning "The requested content cannot be loaded. Please try again later." It's happening in both Firefox and Safari for me. 18:09, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Good catch. This looks like a problem with apostrophes to me - it works fine for me on any page without apostrophes in the title. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:25, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
I just reached the same conclusion. We may have to move those files to remove the apostrophe, and set the filename explicitly on each weapon's page. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 18:26, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
That’s an SMW bug. Renaming multiple items just to fix this is not really appropriate in my opinion. I’ll see if we can fix SMW instead. poke | talk 18:44, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
See if we can fix the hover "title" text too at the same time. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:04, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Related to the load bug. The title bug has to do with the wikilinks interacting with the overlay and I couldn't find a way to fix it.--Relyk ~ talk < 19:16, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Identified the problems, fixed them both. Sending pull request and patch that we can apply to our servers. poke | talk 22:17, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
This is now fixed on here. poke | talk 18:40, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Just fyi, the patches landed in the official SMW repository now, so this is fixed as part of future official releases too. poke | talk 22:45, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Vendor Item Table broken again?

Not sure whether this is a working-in-progress or not, but it seems like the table is not able to display properly when there are identical items? Here are the examples: Treasure Hunter and Brewmaster. -- Maplemist (talk) 21:23, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Main problem here is that the fine and masterwork pages haven't updated properly. They need null editing (hit edit, do nothing, hit save) because the item pages have to exist first (generate icons and canonical names), then the NPC pages need updating (to pickup the item icons), and finally then anything referencing said NPC needs updating. Hard to automate >.>
Once I did that (on Treasure hunter), there isn't any extra whitespace between rows, which ishmael thought was an error. (needs to be there b/c invoked both by vendor table row (manual) + the automated version. Sharing row semantic templates was a shit idea right. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:32, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
What sharing of templates? The template invoke {{vendor item table result format}}, not {{vendor table row result format}}.--Relyk ~ talk < 20:27, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

job queue broken

Posting this here so we have an on-wiki reference - our version of MediaWiki has a bug that breaks the normal automatic operation of the job queue. Justin has set up a cron job to periodically call the PHP function directly, which means the queue will be emptied in batches throughout the day. He proposed a 3-hour interval, I asked for 1-hour, but haven't received confirmation on that yet.

Visible impact of this bug: pages that transclude a template will not be refreshed immediately when that template is edited. Null-edits and purges can still be performed manually, of course. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 21:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

This bug is now patched, and the job queue should work as before again. poke | talk 21:45, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Well damn, that was quick. I feel silly for even posting this now. :P —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 21:49, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
To be fair, I didn’t expect it to be that easy either xD poke | talk 21:53, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
The fix now landed in the MediaWiki core codebase. Whoo! poke | talk 23:47, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:Recipe broken on some pages

I was looking around Mistforge Hero's Weapon, and found that the Template:Recipe is broken on these pages (only the Mistforged Hero's Weapon Set). Example: Mistforged Hero's Dagger - Maplemist (talk) 09:11, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Fixed that, thank you. poke | talk 11:44, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Sigh. Apologies, I'm sure that I would have spotted that if the job queue had allowed the pages that I checked to update -_- -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

"Expression error: Unexpected > operator." in some achievements' page.

Seems like it only happens on some rare collection pages. Example: Jormag Defense Guide, Treasure Hunter. -- Maplemist (talk) 10:34, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Seems like it happens on other pages as well. Party Politics#Achievements -- Maplemist (talk) 11:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Fixed that, thanks! poke | talk 11:53, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween background persisting despite removal from Mediawiki:Common.css

Despite the removal of the halloween theme, when I'm not logged in as a user, the halloween css is still appearing. I've purged my cache, logged in and out a few times, deleted all the images, and used another pc, and the problem persists.. I thought that we fixed the job queue thing? - 00:01, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

I don't have the theme anymore, both while logged in and out. --aRTy 02:10, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
This is all due to your local cache. If you clear it in your browser (CTRL+F5), it should work. poke | talk 10:57, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Interwiki IMDB

The interwiki prefix of imdb looks as if it needs to be updated. Currently, it's setup as:

  • seems to be deprecated and redirects to
  • Title should probably be title (although it should work anyhow)
  • However, Title is only appropriate for movies. For people (which would likely be the more common usage here), it's /name/nm###### or probably * /name/ would be ok, too.

If I recall correctly, the Interwiki data can be managed by our local admins, but perhaps it is still something that has to be handled by ANet. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 17:06, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

  1. IMDB isn't a wiki.
  2. The link format isn't uniform - different formats for titles versus people, as you explained.
  3. The interwiki link format requires extracting an ID number from the URL at IMDB, something that's non-intuitive to most people.
For these reasons, I would recommend we drop the IMDB interwiki entirely. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 17:20, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Removed. Also removed "cache:" + "googlegroups:" (seriously wtf, these must have been added with the mw update b/c JonTheMon would have squashed them otherwise.) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:40, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Transcluding Special:RunQuery changes page title on Form:Equipment query

Minor, but still a bug. Additionally while editing said page, an extra set of "save page/show preview/show changes" controls appears beneath the text. (RunQuery should never have this appear) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 00:44, 15 November 2014 (UTC)


The wiki’s favicon has been gone for a while, both here and on GWW. Not sure how long that’s already been the case, but I think it’s been a while. poke | talk 16:04, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Early October, if is anything to go by. Here and here are the icons, if it's any help. -- Dagger (talk) 16:13, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Yeah it was gone by the time I was messing about with the Halloween theme. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:49, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
So you broke it? ;P poke | talk 21:18, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
No, I suspected something was more broken than just the local cache bugging out on me + making the theme keep appearing after removing said theme. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:24, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
So to get back to the favicons, the following is at the top of the source code for any wiki page
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
and following that link produces a 404 error. The correct address to the favicon needs to be added using mw:Manual:$wgFavicon (its currently pointing at ) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 08:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
My guess is that the file is gone from the server… :P poke | talk 18:59, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Yep, sticking files in the top level directory is asking for random deletion... -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:26, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
I still see that little star. – Valento msg 20:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
What star…? poke | talk 22:53, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
maybe the watchlist star? Anywhoo any progress on getting this fixed?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 04:06, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Looks like this has now been fixed. Thanks. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)