User talk:GreenReaper/Technical3

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This is an archive page, covering technical/howto issues discussed on my user talk page from 4 November 2005 to 18 February 2006. 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)


Hi Green! Seems I'm not able to add images on the character descs, why? Where do i go wrong? O.o Here's a try: File:Http:// bios/Scyra.jpg

See? ^^* There is something I can't get, sorry...

I'm not Green (well in my heart I am, but that's a different story), but you can't inline external images. Instead you can upload the file (see the "Upload file" function on the left) and then use the File:Filename function. - Unci 11:13, 9 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Like Unci said - you need to upload it, and then you can link it as on other pages. We had problems with externally-linked images almost immediately, so decided it was best to disable that feature. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 15:04, 9 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Not a big deal, but... (namespace issues)[edit]

How come Wikifur still have 'Wikipedia' in all its page titles? Many other wikis here at Wikicities have its own name up there - perhaps Wikifur should too? ;) --MKerris 17:16, 10 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I'm really not sure what you're talking about - could you clarify? Here it says "WikiFur" in page titles (along the caption of the window), not Wikipedia. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:34, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Heh... I probably should've tested it with another browser before bringing it up - it seems like there's only an issue with Opera. Although I have no idea why it happens, it's certainly not an err on your part... maybe I should inquire them (Opera's developers) about this. --MKerris 09:00, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
After having at the user preferences a little, I found out what it was that caused the issue - and it's not at all a problem with the browser... it's the 'Norsk (bokmÃ¥l)' language setting! That seems to be the only one (or one of very few) that's got this particular quirk; perhaps Wikia is to be contacted instead? :) --MKerris 10:41, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Yes, language settings do odd things. When I set it to German, "Community Central" is called "WikiFur-Portal", and the link to the livejournal is called "Aktuelle Ereignisse" (= Current events). I wonder whether this can be adjusted for all languages? Note also that WikiFur:Site support (also a link in the left menu) is empty, perhaps it could be filled with some information about how one can support the site. - Unci 12:24, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
The issue is that there are separate copies of the MediaWiki: namespace for each language. It is necessary to edit them for each language. The pages are accessible via Special:Allmessages. You can also edit them by adding the language code prefix to the subpage, e.g. MediaWiki:Currentevents/de.
Unci and MKerris, I have given you administrator access - could you try changing the german ones (and any other languages you know) where appropriate? The pages that have changed in the english version are here. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:00, 12 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Thanks a lot - I could try to improve a little on the Scandinavian versions at the least. --MKerris 01:41, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Great! :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 02:25, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

OI OI OI! (custom signatures)[edit]

Thanks for the help, negro.
--Skunk 06:15, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)
P.S. Can you do custom signatures like HR Wiki?

Actually, if you look through your user preferences... -- Siege 06:46, 26 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • My signature is better than everyone elses! SKUNK LOVE! :D --Skunklogo.gif(U)(T)(C) 16:23, 29 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Front page problem[edit]

Someone seems to have messed with making a template fixed-width, and now Furry Central spreads itself one and a half screens wide at 1024x768 on IE 6. -- Siege 03:44, 28 Dec 2005 (UTC)

It doesn't seem to be doing that here - does it persist after a refresh? Could it be misreading the Pokemon World MUCK "picture"? --GreenReaper(talk) 17:13, 29 Dec 2005 (UTC)
That was it all along. There seems to be a persistent problem with those things in my browser. -- Siege 19:27, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Requiring Assistance[edit]

As you are the lead administrator of Wikifur, I feel you may e able to answer my question. While not Wikifur related, I think you still may be able to help me. I am the current leader of Wikisimpsons (the founder never edited} and I am trying to create the logo. But every time I upload the one I want or revert to the proper one, it remains as the default. Can you help me please?--M Johnson 09:36, 31 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Please ignore the above message. I've finally got it working.--M Johnson 10:10, 31 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Long-term security of WikiFur[edit]

Heya GreenReaper.

As an occasional contributor, I was just wondering about the long-term security for Wikifur. I notice that we are part of, and was just wondering if we have backups of our database so that if wikicities were to ever go under, the Wiki can continue to be hosted elsewhere.

The reason I bring this up is I've seen several communities die because the hosting site went under and no backups were available of the data.

I'm sure others will want to know what the situation is after reading my question as well. Enlighten us?

Thanks, and keep up the great work on this site.


WikiCities says that they do offsite backups, and Wikis themselves can be backed up with this script. The issue has been raised before, and I occasionally do backups onto my machine at home. --Dmuth 17:40, 8 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Well, technically they're not offsite, though it would only really be a problem if the colocation facility burned down. Fortunately, as Dmuth mentioned, the backups that Wikicities makes are available to everyone, and you are very welcome to download copies of them for any purpose that is within the bounds of the site copyright. I will make a note of this on WikiFur:About, as it is something that comes up now and again (usually whenever an experienced system administrator joins the site :-). --GreenReaper(talk) 18:49, 8 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that's pretty awesome. All it takes is a couple of backup-conscious admins to like Wikifur and we have lots of offsite backups. Pretty neat! --Zorin 19:12, 8 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Adding my name to the peoples' list[edit]

Well, the subject's pretty self-explanatory. Just wanted to add my name in the peoples' list just for the hell of it, but... doesn't look like i can do it right now. I did put my name in the "people to add" category, but. I even had content in the article about me.

Is this an issue that i have to wait for?


To add an article to the people category, you need to put [[Category:People]] into the article. As you've noticed, we place such articles in the main namespace rather than the User namespace, which tends to be used for personal messages to viewers (first-person, e.g. User:GreenReaper) rather than a descriptiton of the person and their activities (third-person, e.g. GreenReaper). I've moved the User:Kitetsu page to Kitetsu to preserve the page history and added appropriate tags linking the two - you can edit the two of them separately for their separate purposes. Hope this helps!
Also, are you this kitetsu, or do you have another website? You might want to add such sites as a link in an External links section - placing the {{contributor}} tag just below the header tends to work well. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:03, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Ahaha, oh dear, you must have mistaken me for someone else entirely. No, I go by the DA username of "wrexodus". Thank you very much for the reply anyhow. I'll be sure to put these tags into good use.

Peace. --Kitetsu(talk)