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This is my talk page on the Spanking Art wiki. Please add new messages at the bottom of this page. I will answer here.

An archive of this page is found at /Archive, /Archive 2, /Archive 3, /Archive 4, /Archive 5, /Archive 6 and /Archive 7.

Technical troubles[edit]

Broken pages[edit]

Last version not found, article not displayed.

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To do
Spanks and Excuses
We have a problem here. I can no longer delete such broken pages. If I try to delete this page, I now get an error message Internal error / [c957fd38b174acce4700e2e5] 2023-05-12 08:32:29: Fatal exception of type "LogicException"). And if I try to create the broken page newly, I get an Edit conflict that can not be resolved. The problem seems similar to this problem report. Unfortunately it looks like only a skilled and devoted MediaWiki admin could fix it. And we don't have one. :( --Spankart (talk) 08:45, 12 May 2023 (UTC)
I also found this info (FindAnomalies.php]) which could possibly help (if we had an admin). --Spankart (talk) 08:48, 12 May 2023 (UTC)
MediaWiki has a number of maintenance scripts to fix such problems. But - ssh access is needed. :-(
Workaround: Create a new entry, such as Spanks and excuses or Spanks & Excuses, and let Spanks and Excuses be a ruin.--Issue fixer (talk) 04:15, 13 May 2023 (UTC)
Seems to work now! :-)) --Issue fixer (talk) 13:19, 15 May 2023 (UTC)
I got in touch with our host, who responded thankfully quickly. He is looking into fixing all broken pages and has asked me for a list. Manually opening and sighting 4300+ pages would be a thankless task. So I hope another solution will be found. --Spankart (talk) 14:51, 15 May 2023 (UTC)
I guess, maintenance script attachLatest.php will do the job.--Issue fixer (talk) 15:21, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

On 17 May 2023, Carlb may have fixed all broken pages we had, using an old database backup from mid-2019. He did not yet confirm it, but I suspect he did. If you find any further ones, please let me know. --Spankart (talk) 14:35, 23 May 2023 (UTC)

Broken templates[edit]

Last version not found, template broken.

To do

Bad file names[edit]

Done, and also the same for File:Thumann 39 Mutter und Kind 500x678 .jpg. --Spankart (talk) 13:44, 27 October 2022 (UTC) model name removed per request: see here

Fixed by deleting the image locally. All files on Wikimedia Commons can be used here, see File:Slave chained in a dungeon.jpg. --Spankart (talk) 20:26, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

I renamed the file in the affected articles yet.--Issue fixer (talk)
Saw it, thanks. --Spankart (talk) 13:18, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
Done, fixed by deleting our local copy of the image. --Spankart (talk) 16:07, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

Broken files[edit]

This image was deleted ("Copyright violation: No license given"). I removed it from the page. --Spankart (talk) 12:44, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Article duplicates[edit]


cd www/saw
php maintenance/initSiteStats.php --update
php maintenance/recountCategories.php --mode pages
Hi Issue Fixer, if there's anything you want our technical admin to do, I recommend you contact User:Carlb directly. You and him will speak the same technical language. --Spankart (talk) 19:37, 22 May 2023 (UTC)
This user has no discussion page. Will he read it?!??--Issue fixer (talk) 11:25, 23 May 2023 (UTC)
Carlb can be generally hard to reach and does not always reply; I suppose he is very busy. But you can try. Perhaps he'll get notified when someone writes on his talk page if he has that switched on in his preferences. If that fails, you can also try to reach him here. Good luck! --Spankart (talk) 14:30, 23 May 2023 (UTC)

Abuse filter blocked users[edit]

Notes to self about abuse filter blocked users.

  • Because of massive spambot attacks, I installed an abuse filter on 24 August 2022, based on these examples, see Special:AbuseFilter.
  • This abuse filter automatically blocks any user, without a warning, who tries to create a new page or add a new link, except for logged-in users who have the "autoconfirmed" status.
  • Special:AbuseLog lists all blocked users.
  • Occasionally, the filter blocks a harmless user. These will then no longer be able to edit any wiki page except their own talk page -- and they can only edit that if it already existed before, but they can't create it newly.
  • If they try to use Special:EmailUser/Spankart, the wiki will alert me that a message was sent, although these messages never seem to reach me in my e-mail inbox.
  • I can unblock a user via Special:Unblock and I can use Special:UserRights to move them into the "bots" group. It is not possible to move them into an "autoconfirmed" group.
  • The abuse filter should leave users in the "bots" group alone, but I'm not really sure how or if that really works. Perhaps "autoconfirmed" status does not exist at all in this wiki, and perhaps I need to tweak that part of the abuse filter to really exclude users in the "bots" group. But the two users I've unblocked so far, User:AuthorJJRose and User:Pteromys, have not been blocked again since.

--Spankart (talk) 08:00, 10 February 2023 (UTC)

+User:Toxcat. --Spankart (talk) 20:09, 18 February 2023 (UTC)

Since 24 April 2023, the spambot attacks on our wiki seem to be completely over. I don't know the reason, but most likely our host upgraded MediaWiki and/or installed/activated some antispam measure. So today, I deactivated the abuse filter because it can take undesired actions (false positives) and is no longer needed. --Spankart (talk) 16:20, 24 May 2023 (UTC)

Create User[edit]

I am looking for a solution to prevent the creation of user accounts that have digits in their username, such as "NewUser123" or "JohnDoe4711".--Issue fixer (talk) 13:37, 10 February 2023 (UTC)

Thanks, but keep in mind we have no real administrative access to the wiki, just me as a user in the admins group. --Spankart (talk) 14:41, 10 February 2023 (UTC)
I run my own wiki and would like to know the trick just in case.--Issue fixer (talk) 02:40, 11 February 2023 (UTC)

Blocked account[edit]

Hi there, please unblock the account Toxcat, thanks.

Done! --Spankart (talk) 20:09, 18 February 2023 (UTC)
Hi Spankart, this is Toxcat. Would you please unblock my account again? I've been blocked again as soon as I tried to edit the Toxcat page. I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. Thanks!
I'm sorry this happened again to you. We are still new to this abuse filter thing and how it works in detail. I unblocked you, saved your edit on Toxcat and changed our abuse filter so that it should hopefully really leave users in the "bots" group alone in future. --Spankart (talk) 21:09, 5 March 2023 (UTC)
That's okay, I can understand that. Thank you Spankart, that's really nice that you saved what I was trying to post the other day, I really appreciate it. Toxcat (talk) 17:10, 7 March 2023 (UTC)

Battle of the Villa Fiorita[edit]

Hello, I found a page that's not working:

Thanks! I fixed it. --Spankart (talk) 09:25, 4 April 2023 (UTC)

Problems with the site (again)[edit]

For the past 3 or 4 days have had constant trouble navigating the site. Pages take forever to load and often fail during that process. Saving changes sometimes fail as well (I get a "technical difficulties -- cannot access database" error message). -- Jameslovebirch (talk) 19:48, 17 April 2023 (UTC)

Yes, I experienced the same thing in the past days (and including right now). It must be some kind of host issue, so we as the users can do nothing about it, I'm afraid. We had this sort of trouble before, and after several days it usually got better. --Spankart (talk) 06:47, 18 April 2023 (UTC)
If it's any help, my computer also says it's a host error (error code 520). I would think the ISP would be responsible for fixing this. -- Jameslovebirch (talk) 12:45, 18 April 2023 (UTC)
Yeah, but it's no help; support contact to our host is a pain. I'm really unhappy about this, but at least they run our wiki (and 100+ other wikis) for free, relatively stable and completely ad-free since more than 10 years. --Spankart (talk) 14:21, 18 April 2023 (UTC)
I think the problems are now mostly gone. --Spankart (talk) 14:52, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

Deleted page[edit]

The Physical education page won't load or has been deleted. -- Jameslovebirch (talk) 11:58, 21 May 2023 (UTC)

deleted (Identified as spam by the SmiteSpam extension.) --Issue fixer (talk) 13:56, 21 May 2023 (UTC)
I restored it as it wasn't spam. Thanks for your attention, Jameslovebirch. --Spankart (talk) 13:26, 22 May 2023 (UTC)