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Offline The E

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Seriously, this is no longer funny. Can we please, please get any sort of update on this? It's been more than two months now, the wiki is still broken as hell, bots are registering all over the place and doing the spam thing... It's not pretty.

Goober, as I've said in the other thread, if you can't get this done, for the love of your god, TELL US! Don't let this lie.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 12:23:37 am by The E »
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Offline Spoon

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Agreed, parts of the wiki are almost completely unusable atm
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Offline Novachen

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Yes, currently i am using the Wiki mostly via the Waybackmachine (hard-light.net/wiki), because with this, it is still working and have all the Media (Pictures) available i am needing sometimes. :).

It is not a good situation at the moment.
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Offline HLD_Prophecy

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I said it before: I don't have a lot of time but I could maybe try and help if Goober needs it.

 

Offline Axem

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From my limited understandings of the issues, we need someone who is proficient in MediaWiki administration and other web back-end stuff.

If there's anyone who's got those chops, I can try to help coordinate to get you the access you need to fix stuff.

 

Offline DefCynodont119

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The wiki used to be my go to place for modding help- I too, am very concerned. I know nothing about Mediawiki stuff tho.  :blah:


We should put out an APB outside of hardlight for someone who can help with this.
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Offline niffiwan

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I don't have specific experience with MediaWiki, but I do have experience with Postgresql/Mysql & other wiki software plus the LAMP stack in general so am happy to try sorting this out. IIRC we need a restore from a backup taken during the cutover, does anyone know where that backup is?
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Offline ngld

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I'd be willing to help. I ported HLP's custom theme from the old MediaWiki version to the new one. I also missed a few things during that which I'd like to fix...  :nervous:  (Mostly different text colors in a few places to make the text more readable with the dark background).

 

Offline Axem

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I'm going to see what I can do to get at least one of you the access you need. (Sadly I don't have that power...)

 

Offline Goober5000

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I'm back online and ready to tackle this.  I do apologize sincerely for the delay.

There are a number of issues that will need to be solved in order to get the wiki fully working.  (I know, because I solved all of them in a full week of concerted effort after the server move, only to have them all borked after the bad update. :sigh:)

I intend to simply perform a full backup, delete (or archive) the files, reinstall the wiki from scratch, and then restore the data.  Since the wiki edits are stored in the HLP database, I think the best option will be to delete all edits from all users that were registered after the date of the bad update.  Are there any users that were registered after that date that aren't spammers?

I will be on IRC and Discord, so I will be happy to work with Axem, ngld, niffiwan, and whoever else wants to help.

 

Offline Goober5000

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The spam should be cleaned up now.  I ended up nuking all new users, new pages, page edits, and other changes since the first spam user arrived on 2017-11-24.  I have backups, so if you need something subsequent to that, let me know.

Next step will be some additional testing and validation of the spam cleanup, and after that will be fixing the technical issues such as thumbnails.

 

Offline 0rph3u5

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The spam should be cleaned up now.  I ended up nuking all new users, new pages, page edits, and other changes since the first spam user arrived on 2017-11-24.  I have backups, so if you need something subsequent to that, let me know.

Next step will be some additional testing and validation of the spam cleanup, and after that will be fixing the technical issues such as thumbnails.

Thank you so much! I wish I could hug you right now!
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Offline Goober5000

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Thanks! :)

If you feel generous, we can always use server donations.  None of it goes to line the pockets of the admins; it all goes toward covering the costs of the servers and our hosting.

 

Offline karajorma

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None of it goes to line the pockets of the admins

Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Offline Goober5000

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Well hey, if I choose to play the stock market with the HLP money, I don't see how that's any of your business as long as I put it back when I'm done. :nervous:

 

Offline 0rph3u5

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Well hey, if I choose to play the stock market with the HLP money, I don't see how that's any of your business as long as I put it back when I'm done. :nervous:

*expects that any day now he'll get a newsalert that Goober entered a 1960-version of the Grand Prix de Monaco* :D
"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nyrissa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

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"I am Curiosity, and I've always wondered what would become of you, here at the end of the world." - The Guide/The Curious Other, Othercide

"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

"...because they are not Dragons."

  

Offline Goober5000

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Thanks to a collaborative effort between rev_posix, niffiwan, and myself, thumbnails should now be working.  We'll be doing some extra checks to make sure we didn't miss anything.

 

Offline wookieejedi

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Awesome, that's great news!

 
Thank you  :nod: