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This page are for those bugs that are already changed, or which we can't do anything about. They're left here for reference.

Current bugs can be found at Talk:Bugs.

Bugs should be moved here when finished.


Added special "Responsive" mode to default Vector skin

To make the default "Vector" skin more responsive, I enabled a special setting. This leaves everything the same on Desktop, but makes "Desktop mode" on mobile look somewhat nicer. I couldn't find any issues with it, but if it does, post here and I'll revert. I'll leave this for a while and then move to finished if nobody notices anything wrong with i. Mike Battaglia (talk) 18:08, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Some people might prefer non–responsive skins so that the pages appear like in desktop. You should make it an optional setting, like you did with Selected just intervals by error. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 18:22, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Right now the mobile skin is left alone - it's still MinervaNeue. Vector currently has responsive mode on. You may be misunderstanding "responsive" - the desktop mode should look exactly the same. But if you go on a mobile phone, but choose "Desktop mode" on the mobile phone (at the bottom of the page), you will get the nicely scaled responsive version of Vector. Basically, everything should be left exactly alone, except for "Desktop mode" on mobile. Have you seen any other differences that break things? If so, please let me know and I'll revert it. Mike Battaglia (talk) 18:33, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
"differences that break things" is subjective. There may as well be someone who hates anything that differs in mobile. In my opinion it's confusing design if the user chose every "desktop mode" it can and it still differs. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 18:38, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Desktop mode was almost completely broken for me on mobile before, and with this setting, it works. I need some working desktop mode because MinervaNeue doesn't let me do everything. Do you have any concrete examples of something that is broken now? 18:45, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
You're making my brain crash with all these subjective brokens and nicers. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 19:03, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

A setting completely changes Special:RecentChanges

By default, Special:RecentChanges only has a few edits. Yet, when Show bots is enabled, everything becomes visible. What happened? PiotrGrochowski (talk) 05:31, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

We're trying to correct this right now, in fact... Not sure yet. Mike Battaglia (talk) 05:59, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
dev:special:recentchanges is even weirder, with it disabled showing many "imported" edits and many regular edits eaten, and it enabled showing all the regular edits while hiding the "imported" ones. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 06:06, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
RecentChanges are back! 07:17, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
It's some issue with rebuildrecentchanges.php script. Workaround is just to not use that unless we're importing. Moving to done Mike Battaglia (talk) 04:55, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

ReplaceText blasts away the recent changes

Uhhhh... yeah. Oops. If we use this again, probably better to have it not add the changes to the recent log. We now have like 250 ReplaceText entries from me trying to make the Talk archives clearer. Sorry about that -- you can still see changes from before this if you scroll down. Yikes... Mike Battaglia (talk) 07:03, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
FWIW, you can see the RecentChanges if you set it to show the last 500: [1] Mike Battaglia (talk) 07:05, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Maybe you can run ReplaceText as a bot user? It's really easy to hide bot changes when looking at Special:RecentChanges. I think they are hidden by default. Tyler (talk) 13:24, 20 September 2018 (UTC)


What's up with "Map"? Spt3125 (talk) 02:09, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
A placeholder article that happened to emphasize on showing what links to it. Redirects to special pages do not have reversing links, so a depressed person can have their talk page say
#REDIRECT [[Special:BlankPage]]
. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 04:28, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Piotr: I think the page on Mappings you are looking for already exists, it's here: Mappings Mike Battaglia (talk) 06:25, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
I created a redirect from Map -> Mappings, since this is what I think was intended... Moving this back to "Done" Mike Battaglia (talk) 06:33, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Flawed Languages links

In the Deutsch version, the left Languages links link to websites that are out of tune. PiotrGrochowski (talk)
The English link is slightly out of tune, linking to Home instead of the actual Main Page. The Xenharmonicの世界へ 日本語 link is very out of tune, being a broken link. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 18:58, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Working now - Mike Battaglia (talk) 22:32, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
The "Xenharmonicの世界へ 日本語" link is still very out of tune, being a broken link. The Español links are weird: they link to pages in, while has no Languages links. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 04:36, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Huh? The Japanese link on the German wiki works for me, it goes to [2]. Maybe it reloaded in the background and hasn't changed for you yet? Sometimes caching issues can lead to your browser (or the site) displaying an older version of a page. Mike Battaglia (talk) 13:50, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
It works because you fixed it! PiotrGrochowski (talk) 16:43, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

SVG broken

SVG's not displaying correctly. Got this working before, let's see what I can do... Mike Battaglia (talk) 17:11, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Now works. Mike Battaglia (talk) 17:27, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

"Content Pages"

"Content page" count is wrong: Special:Statistics Mike Battaglia (talk) 15:51, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Now works. Mike Battaglia (talk) 17:27, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Search bar position

In the MonoBook skin, the search bar requires scroll to be accessed PiotrGrochowski (talk) 08:32, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

This skin is very old, we just left it for reference. Nothing we can do here Mike Battaglia (talk) 15:36, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Interlanguage travel failed on Dev

See dev:2 1 and dev:Crash. Xen (talk) 08:11, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

FIXED PiotrGrochowski (talk) 16:07, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Add Favicon

We want The Xen to appear in browser tabs. I converted our current logo into a .ico file and uploaded it at File:Favicon.ico. According to the instructions I found it needs to either be copied to the site's root (and renamed lowercase), or linked to in some php settings file. Xenjacob (talk) 00:27, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
I may be a little late here, but check this out: Tyler (talk) 03:09, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
We'll need to find somewhere to put this - should probably put both the logo and favicon in a sitewide "resources" folder or something, instead of having to upload them as images to each wiki individually. This is going to take some time to do... Mike Battaglia (talk) 18:35, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
If we keep the current convention of uploading them as files, we can mark them as "protected" to prevent accidentally modifying or deleting them. We would continue to take advantage of the existing cache rules, licensing features, etc. The path that it saves them to disk is part of a hash of the filename, so it will stay the same. Tyler (talk) 02:10, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
Done - moving to finished Mike Battaglia (talk) 06:14, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Link system for other languages

On mobile devices, there is a "Language" icon on each page - apparently like in Wikipedia. Clicking it currently results only in a message that this page isn't available in other languages - even if content would exist, in German, Spanish or Japanese. It would sure make sense to bring this button to work! And also the analogous functionality on a desktop PC where wikipedia shows for each page the available other-language versions of it in the the side bar. (hstraub) (talk)
Agreed - this is only like this because some of the other languages are actually in this wiki (Japanese and half of Spanish), so they're going to have to be split off first. But if you change the links from, for example, [[:de:Wilkommen]] to [[de:Wilkommen]], they will become language links and appear in the sidebar. (And also disappear as normal links) Mike Battaglia (talk) 11:18, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
That works indeed, thanks! I can start editing at once with German, then. And for Spanish as soon as the Spanish pages are moved to the Xenharmonico wiki. And then it will make much sense to create a separate Japanese xenwiki and move all the Japanese pages there, so this link system will work there, too. The Japanese pages, BTW, are all (or at least mostly) tagged with „jp“ so a list can be compiled easily. Hstraub (talk) 19:45, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
You are not supposed to craft the signature yourself. ~~~~ automatically gives the name, talk and time. ~~~ gives the name and talk only, while ~~~~~ only gives the time. PiotrGrochowski (talk) 18:33, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
Interesting, good to know, thanks! Hstraub (talk) 19:45, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk pages

MediaWiki's "Add Topic" feature bottom-posts by default, which is bad because I have the "Wikispaces Archive" section at the bottom thinking that new things would be top-posted. As a result, new topics are auto-added into the archive section. Another regex should be good for this - Mike Battaglia (talk) 05:38, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Works now, although there are some redirects that may not have moved properly. These will need to be changed if anyone sees them. Mike Battaglia (talk) 18:47, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

MinervaNeue Mobile Skin Sidebar

Minerva Neue is the Mobile Skin, but it has a few bugs - no recent changes in the sidebar, no way to change a Page's protected status (I think?), etc. Changing MobileSettings.php to add a per-user mobile skin setting (I think this is possible?) would let a user change their mobile skin to Timeless, which is one workaround Mike Battaglia (talk) 14:41, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

One simple change I made is to enable the "Responsive" mode of the Vector skin, which is the default enabled MediaWiki skin on desktop. This leaves desktop the same, and also leaves mobile the same, but if you ever go to "Desktop mode" on mobile, it looks nicer. This makes it easier to do stuff on mobile that MinervaNeue can't do -- see below for more details - Mike Battaglia (talk) 18:42, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
nicer is subjective... PiotrGrochowski (talk) 18:44, 23 September 2018 (UTC)