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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2011, 09:47:27 PM »

Maybe some have noticed, but the wiki appears to be down. It got a lot of spam, and I deleted it. I also switched the server to use the latest version of PHP as a blanket precaution against intrusion, and now it's not loading anymore. I intend to update to the most recent version of MediaWiki, and also look into what antispam provisions I can put up.

Unfortunately, I'm quite busy right now, and I need to know how urgent it is that I fix things. Was anyone even still using it?

I was using it pretty extensively... but I still am, so don't hurry on my account!  Tongue I've tested it on IE8.0.76, Firefox 4.0, and Safari 5.0.4--it seems to be working just fine in all of them. It's not just loading cached pages, either; I've tried loading pages I hadn't visited before and clearing my cache, and neither managed to break the site on my end. Down For Everyone Or Just Me doesn't see any problems with it either.

--Ah! I see the problem! It doesn't work at all if you're logged in! I created an account to test if the edit functionality still worked, and found to my surprise that not only could I not make edits, I couldn't load any pages at all. It just kept giving me the same error message:

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Warning: Parameter 2 to Parser::parse() expected to be a reference, value given in /f2/aquariawiki/public/wiki/includes/StubObject.php on line 58

Fatal error: Call to a member function getCacheTime() on a non-object in /f2/aquariawiki/public/wiki/includes/Article.php on line 3387

... but then I hit the back button, logged out, and was again able to access the wiki without difficulty.

Fortunately, this is not exactly a pressing issue. No one has made any changes to the wiki in over nine months, so clearly anyone else who's been using it has been using it solely as a reference. Of course, I'm not counting all of your diligent spam management work in that... but since the edit function is members-only and being logged in breaks the site, no one can add spam to it, so it seems you don't even need to do that anymore!  Azn
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2011, 10:09:39 PM »

Yes!!!  I've been referring to it several times a day.  I'm glad a printed off a bunch of the topics.  Please don't eliminate it, or I'll have a much harder time finishing Labyrinth, which is coming along fairly steadily.

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« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2011, 10:33:32 PM »

I switched the server back to PHP 5.2, and it seems to be working now. That'll have to do until I have time to update MediaWiki.
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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2011, 09:45:23 PM »

Inyssius, I appreciate you attempting to fight spam by redirecting it to a "Spam" page, but in the end this just makes more work for me since I have to delete both the original spam and the redirect. So, please stop. Smiley

If you (or anyone else for that matter) would like to volunteer as a spam fighter, I could give you delete rights so you can delete the spam properly.
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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2011, 12:45:35 AM »

Inyssius, I appreciate you attempting to fight spam by redirecting it to a "Spam" page, but in the end this just makes more work for me since I have to delete both the original spam and the redirect. So, please stop. Smiley

If you (or anyone else for that matter) would like to volunteer as a spam fighter, I could give you delete rights so you can delete the spam properly.

Aww, I liked the Spam page. It had a gorilla in it. Tongue

(Yeah, delete rights would be awesome.)
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