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Current Issues[edit source]

Adding Extension:Array[edit source]

Hi there, I am planning to do some work on SMW and add new semantic properties to items and enchantments. But to do this I need to use property value arrays and parse them.

Would it be possible to add and install Extension:Arrays?
I think that if we want to start making this wiki more semantic, we will need that extension sooner or later anyway. In particular, it is needed to solve this question I asked on StackOverflow. Which, basically, is really a generic need, if we want to depend heavily on SemanticWiki at some later time.

FurloSK (talk) 14:34, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Currently Array is not an approved extension for use on Gamepedia. In discussing with our developers, it could take a while to get added and may include some additional dev time since the extension is outdated. We are currently looking at Cargo as a replacement for SMW. You're welcome to check that extension out and see if it might suit your needs instead. --Alianin T •  C 22:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Hi Alianin, after some reading & local testing, I can confirm that Cargo seems to be (almost) full replacement for Array extension. It is little more complicated, but I have found workarounds for everything I wanted to use originally. Drop me a message when the extension will be installed & available for use ;-) —FurloSK (talk) 06:17, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Upload file: Licensing generates error[edit source]

When choosing (at least) the game as license during the upload process, the following error is generated and the file not uploaded:

Exception encountered, of type "InvalidArgumentException"

[03af409b2960386721ec62d4] /Special:Upload InvalidArgumentException from line 246 of /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/Message.php: $key must be a string or an array

Backtrace:

#0 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(1391): Message->__construct(NULL, array)

#1 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/context/RequestContext.php(457): wfMessage(NULL, ApiMessage)

#2 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(705): RequestContext->msg(NULL, ApiMessage)

#3 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(697): SpecialPage->msg(NULL, ApiMessage)

#4 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(472): SpecialUpload->processVerificationError(array)

#5 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specials/SpecialUpload.php(206): SpecialUpload->processUpload()

#6 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPage.php(479): SpecialUpload->execute(NULL)

#7 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/specialpage/SpecialPageFactory.php(576): SpecialPage->run(NULL)

#8 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(282): SpecialPageFactory::executePath(Title, RequestContext)

#9 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(745): MediaWiki->performRequest()

#10 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/includes/MediaWiki.php(519): MediaWiki->main()

#11 /home/hydra/stable_public_html/index.php(43): MediaWiki->run()

#12 {main}

Adding the license later manually works.

While searching for the reason of the error, two additional things came into my mind:

  1. Why is here no MediaWiki:Hydradark, as I know it from The Vault?
  2. There has to be a bunch of un-licensed files – why is there no category for this? (And at the moment I don't know how to create it the way, it works automatically…)

CompleCCity (talk) 10:36, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

The file error is something we've been trying to chase down, but it's been hard to duplicate since it's so random. For now, just try re-uploading and the file should go through, if it hadn't already.
  1. There's no MediaWiki:Hydradark because this wiki uses a light theme and The Vault uses a dark theme. That's the difference between the two.
  2. I need to do an image roundup to tag all of the unlicensed images. I'll work that in with my other image stuff. --Alianin T •  C 20:13, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I try again next time. Until now I simply added lic and cat already to the file description before uploading.
And thanks for pointing me to the visual – and also clearly visible - difference between the Vault and here. That's something that could have come to my mind by itself… :rolleyes: --CompleCCity (talk) 20:45, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Interwiki[edit source]

I suggest adding http://www.falloutwiki.com/$1 to the Interwiki list. The Vault has http://eternity.gamepedia.com/$1 on its own since October 2013 and lists this wiki as an affiliate in the main left navbar – I think, because VaultAusir is the founder of both wikis, and there's many parallels between both games' developers.

Also I suggest to add http://tyranny.gamepedia.com/$1, as it is from Obsidian and somehow related to Pillars of Eternity. --CompleCCity (talk) 18:06, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Those were added to the interwiki. --Alianin T •  C 20:13, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Now I head on for the Tyranny Wiki and ask Tagaziel to add us to them… ;o) CompleCCity (talk) 20:30, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Template:{{Quote}}[edit source]

I've done some changes to this template – for a better look, I hope. What still bothers me is that much space between the quote itself and its author. Example:

There's so much emptiness here…
~ CompleCCity

But as far as I understand, a change would have to be done in the MediaWiki – where I haven't access to. So could please an admin take care of this? Thanks. CompleCCity (talk) 11:36, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire[edit source]

Now that the sequel has been officially announced, we should support information and news about it appropriately. Hey – we're the Official Wiki! ;o)

I haven't done such a thing before, always came into wikis much time after a game's release. So I have no experience on such a topic or how to do it and what more could/should be done. I suppose this would be a task for Alianin. ;o) -- UserCCCSig.png -- You talkin' to me? -- cCContributions -- 13:34, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

User:Tagaziel has taken over as wiki manager here, so he should be alerted too, probably ;-)
FurloSK (talk) 10:33, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
He already has been. ;o) -- UserCCCSig.png -- You talkin' to me? -- cCContributions -- 10:41, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

String functions limits[edit source]

As of recent wiki update, some pages are throwing "Error: String exceeds 1,000 character limit." or, worse, not executing properly without showing error.

Examples being:

I suggest increasing limits of these three variables:

I know the limits are set for security reasons, but I am working for a long time on semantizing the wiki and 1000 string limit is too low for some specific scenarios.

According to discussion here, it is possible that increasing limit of $wgPFStringLengthLimit alone will suffice—please, test the mentioned Gyrd_Háewanes_Sténes#Upgrades page to see if the error disappeared.

FurloSK (talk) 09:07, 3 July 2017 (UTC)