User talk:GreenReaper/Technical2

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This is an archive page, covering technical/howto issues discussed on my user talk page from 11 September to 3 November 2005. Please do not edit this page - if you wish to bring up a topic, copy the relevant portion into a new section on the current page. Thanks! --GreenReaper(talk)

Recent Vandal[edit]

Looks like we hit that block at the same time, question though, which one applies as I blocked for 3 days you blocked for 30. o.O; --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 05:57, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Probably both. Yours just expires first. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 05:59, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Second point actually, all their edits just disappeared from RC, how so? o.O --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 05:59, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I clicked on their IP address to get contributions, added &bot=1 to the URL to make it look like I was a bot, then opened all the rollback links in new tabs. Hey presto, disappeared edits, and the reversions don't show up on recent changes unless you look specifically. Neat, no? :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 06:02, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Nifty! :D --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 06:05, 10 Sep 2005 (UTC)

"New" items on front page...[edit]

...don't seem to be updating. Just a heads-up.


The items on the front page don't update automatically, they have to be updated manually by editors. This is done whenever people feel it is needed. --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 18:59, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Yep. Instructions for updating them are at the community portal. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:03, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

User #213[edit]

I just wanted to comment on the fact that there is a slight problem with this user account in that its technically impossible to talk to them since # isn't a valid title for a page. Both [[User:#213]] and [[User talk:#213]] will fail to work. Is there any chance we can sort something about that? --Nidonocu - talk Nidonocu 14:38, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I believe that is a feature intended to stop people seeing which users were affected by an IP block by just showing their internal ID number (unless there really is a user called #213, but I don't think there is). Since (I think?) only one user was banned, it's pretty easy to see who that was. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:54, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Double Redirect Weirdness?[edit]

I'm not quite sure what to make of the double redirect for Kelsey Peters/Sparkling. To gauge by the warning, it looks like it would be a circular redirect, but it appears that the Kelsey Peters page redirect is correct. Ideas?--Duncan da Husky 12:22, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)

That is odd. I edited the redirect and it went away, so problem solved! ;-) --GreenReaper(talk) 13:35, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)


Seems the system doesn't wanna send me a new password, since I managed to get logged out somehow. Mind giving the thing a big kick in the nuts and having it send me my password? -- XialLunashine

There is an email address connected with the account, but it may have a typo in it. To confirm your identity, could you tell me what would it be? --GreenReaper(talk) 04:25, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Actually, nevermind . . . since you own the domain, we've just sent it to another one that should work. Try now? --GreenReaper(talk) 04:34, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
It turned out that this was due to the Wikicities mail server being down. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:41, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Still down, these mail servers? I just sent a password request again, and I'm currently tailing my procmail log to make sure I'm not hosing the thing with my filters. At this rate, I may as well just register another account. :B -- Xial, who did not get that email on 30 Sep 05.
Talked on IRC, hopefully it'll be sorted by the morning. --GreenReaper(talk) 04:37, 13 Oct 2005 (UTC)

A newbie question...[edit]

I just added a few country-specific categories to the Regional category page to make the finding of articles useful to one's country's furry community easier, as this gathers them all at one place. However, I'm not sure how well these fit under the Regional category - would it probably be better to make a new category, named Countries or perhaps National (to make it in the same 'league' as Regional)? I just thought I should ask for your views on this =) MKerris 01:37, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Good question. I think ideally the things currently in Regional should be in their respective countries, and those countries should be in a category of their own - perhaps Category:Groups by location or Category:Groups by country or something similar? --GreenReaper(talk) 03:40, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Groups by country sounds good to me - thanks for your help :) MKerris 13:11, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Something wrong here?[edit]

It seems like there's something wrong with this page: Steve_Gallacci. I've tried viewing it in two different browsers (Opera 8.5 and IE 6.0), and they both show the framework to the top and left of the article as being much smaller somehow, which results in the text there being almost unreadable. I find it quite strange that it has (so far) only happened with that particular page... could you look into this? --MKerris 21:46, 16 Oct 2005 (UTC)

It seems the person-stub template didn't like being put at the end of the category list. I tend to put it before External links (as it's a natural place to contribute more to), so I'd not seen that before either. Odd, but easily solved. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 21:58, 16 Oct 2005 (UTC)


Is my current IP locked down or something? I can't edit anything! --Siege 09:44, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Well, here is a list of all blocked IP addresses (or at least, all IP addresses that have been blocked in the past). That's a good place to start, anyway, though you'll note most IP's that are blocked are for a pretty short term. --Duncan da Husky 13:09, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Hm. Doesn't look like I'm in there. It may be a cacheing problem with my ISP. -- Siege 19:35, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)

After recieving a few errors, this may have been a cacheing problem with Wikicities. It seems to be fixed now. -- Siege 00:09, 5 Nov 2005 (UTC)