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Mon, Oct 7

Michaeldakin created T4771: Miraheze seems very slow recently.
Mon, Oct 7, 06:50

Jun 4 2019

Michaeldakin added a comment to T4443: Addthis extension no longer works.

Aha - It is identified as a tracker and blocked. I've heard this before about AddThis.

Jun 4 2019, 18:42
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4443: Addthis extension no longer works.

aha... you are so spot on. I use Firefox and I just tried it in chrome and edge and it works fine. My fault... when something doesn't work I usually try it in a different browser before raising it. It'll be an add-on I have in Firefox that is blocking it I suspect. Thanks very much

Jun 4 2019, 18:36
Michaeldakin created T4443: Addthis extension no longer works.
Jun 4 2019, 17:31

Mar 13 2019

Michaeldakin closed T4193: Extension:ManageWiki as Resolved.
Mar 13 2019, 17:01
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.

Following discussions with Civihosting we don't think this extension is suitable for the environment as their system will not allow the extension to create databases on their server. CiviHosting could word it better from a technical front, but from my point of view I can't ask them to expend anymore time trying to get this extension working.

Mar 13 2019, 16:59

Mar 12 2019

Michaeldakin added a comment to T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.

or if I set this:

Mar 12 2019, 22:31
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.

It is Michael back - what should I be setting to get rid of this please?

Mar 12 2019, 22:23
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.

Many thanks @Void. I'll pass this on to the hosting company to do as they'll want to know how to do it for future installs. Can I leave this open for the time being just in case they come back with any issues/questions?

Mar 12 2019, 16:47
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.

Thanks, that would be really great – if it helps you at any point I can give you access to this chaps wiki so you can compare setup. He’s only just had it added and I’ve been working with his host provider trying to get useful extensions added. The provider hadn’t come across your extension before, so didn't know what to watch out.

Mar 12 2019, 14:28
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.

I have CreateWiki installed. I am pretty sure I won't have it installed correctly. I'm a beginner at this type of thing. Of all the configuration settings listed on the https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CreateWiki, which ones are mandatory. If I'm struggling with identifying the values I should add, I'm pretty sure the hosting company should know where to source the information.

Mar 12 2019, 14:20
Michaeldakin created T4193: Extension:ManageWiki.
Mar 12 2019, 13:54

Mar 9 2019

Michaeldakin created T4190: Main namespace not identifed as "content" by default.
Mar 9 2019, 11:16 · MediaWiki

Feb 28 2019

Michaeldakin closed T4149: Extension: Page Forms as Resolved.

Thanks @Paladox - I'll close this now.

Feb 28 2019, 14:15 · Upstream, Extensions
Michaeldakin added a comment to T4149: Extension: Page Forms.

It is now working! I could tell it was going to work because previously it had a processing circle of whirliness in the centre of the screen when you were creating a form and now it doesn't. I haven't closed this ticket. I'm interested as to whether someting happened overnight that sorted Cargo out?

Feb 28 2019, 10:49 · Upstream, Extensions

Feb 27 2019

Michaeldakin added a comment to T4149: Extension: Page Forms.

Just to add to this, I think the problem is more likely on the Cargo side. I say this because those parameters are passed to the Template "Cargo_Store" function from Page Forms against the field. I added the parameters directly into the Cargo Store statement to see if they worked in that scenario and they didn't.

Feb 27 2019, 20:08 · Upstream, Extensions
Michaeldakin created T4149: Extension: Page Forms.
Feb 27 2019, 19:10 · Upstream, Extensions

Dec 24 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

Thanks everybody. I hadn't had my usual email notifications for this, so didn't realise you'd added it until now. Much appreciated

Dec 24 2018, 19:27 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Nov 30 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

Sigh. Now I'm trying to build up my twitter presense. And still struggling with the lack of WikiSEO. My cheat to get around open graph extension seems to have stopped working. Which hey ho, it was a troublesome workaround anyway. WikiSEO is the up to date version of what you presently have. You could dump "HTML Meta and Title" extension I suspect and any wikitext written it would still work. So users could switch over. Tell me no, tell me yes... but tell me something

Nov 30 2018, 18:50 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Oct 2 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable.

Thx all

Oct 2 2018, 16:00 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable.

Thanks @Paladox

Oct 2 2018, 10:14 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable.

Ignore above - I managed to get rid of inputbox and it made no difference!

Oct 2 2018, 09:10 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable.

Get this error on https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Work_Page

Oct 2 2018, 09:05 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable.

https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/

Oct 2 2018, 08:59 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin updated the task description for T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable.
Oct 2 2018, 08:03 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin triaged T3672: Internal error: Fatal Exception of type "MWException" - Wiki unusable as High priority.
Oct 2 2018, 07:47 · MacFan4000, MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine

Sep 30 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

@Paladox as this one went a bit quiet, I decided to do some more testing. I found a cheat to make it work. I'm not fond of the workaround as it is a bit messy, but it works. I decided to try set the [[File:{{#setmainimage:CLW2.png}}]] instruction actually within the SEO itself. I tried all sorts of combinations and finally got this to work.

Sep 30 2018, 12:44 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Sep 29 2018

Michaeldakin triaged T3665: Extension: TabsCombination (Tabber + Tabs) - The Tabs feature doesn't work as Normal priority.
Sep 29 2018, 15:03 · Upstream, MacFan4000, Extensions

Sep 19 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3530: PDFHandler doesn't appear to do anything.

This is the example of what I have on the page:https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Manifesto_Economy#Link_to_full_manifesto_.28PDF.29

Sep 19 2018, 19:26 · Amanda Catherine, Extensions
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3530: PDFHandler doesn't appear to do anything.

I tried it on a few pages to no avail and in the end went down the route of purely putting links in. I'll go find an example and post what I had/have here.

Sep 19 2018, 19:10 · Amanda Catherine, Extensions
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

@Paladox . I tested. Sorry the results are fairly long winded. {{setmainimage}} does not work according to my tests and {{setmaintitle}} creates issues in that it then forces me to set it on every single page. See test results below for details:

Sep 19 2018, 07:29 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Sep 18 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

Hi @Southparkfan - could I go back and test OpenGraphMeta again in that case. I tested it the other day and it didn't appear to actually work correctly. It wouldn't create the image in meta property without actually displaying the image on screen. The idea of writing them as SEO tags is that you can pick an uploaded image without needing to display on the page you are sharing to FB. For example when uploading to FB it might be you want your logo, but you wouldn't want that in the body of your page. I didn't test for long because of time and turned it back off because it was impacting negatively on some articles I was sharing. I can turn it on in the morning and do a few more tests.

Sep 18 2018, 21:36 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions
Michaeldakin updated subscribers of T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

@AmandaCath ok thanks for the update.

Sep 18 2018, 21:19 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

Oh this one :-( I have a facebook audience of 100,000 members and I wanted to start releasing articles. But they don't look professional if I can't control the og tags, so I've held off. First impressions and all that. Wouldn't WikiSEO be the natuaral progression for the Wiki.?The available extension: HTML Meta and Title is the older version? I hate to push this as I know you guys are volunteers and I can see the work you are doing everyday to improve the Wiki. Some great stuff. But I would love to give WikiSEO a shot and see if it solves my issue. I have been teaching myself JS to see if I could write something myself, but to be fair I just don't have the bandwidth to progress that quickly on that approach.

Sep 18 2018, 21:14 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Sep 13 2018

Herald added a project to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO: MacFan4000.

@Reception123, @MacFan4000 As this is not moving forward can I turn it into a formal request to have WikiSEO extension added please. I've tagged a couple of people because I'm not sure what status it is at on your outstanding list, so didn't know if my update would get seen. I've tried living with extension:OpenGraph, but it really is not what I need to control my og tags.

Sep 13 2018, 13:41 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Sep 9 2018

Michaeldakin reopened T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO as "Open".

Why have you closed it? I haven't had a response. It should stay open until it is resolved?

Sep 9 2018, 19:58 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions
Michaeldakin reopened T3505: Extension:Moderation as "Open".

Can't why you closed this. I'm waiting for a response. Nothing has been resolved as far as I'm aware.

Sep 9 2018, 19:57 · MacFan4000

Aug 29 2018

Michaeldakin created T3530: PDFHandler doesn't appear to do anything.
Aug 29 2018, 15:38 · Amanda Catherine, Extensions

Aug 26 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

Also I noticed that when the Extension:OpenGraphMeta is installed, it writes og:title, og:type and og:url to every page in the Wiki, regardless of whether the {{#setmainimage:Filename.ext}} function has been used on that page. So it means that all pages have open graph data written to the HTML. Not good. I don't think that extension is going to be a solution.

Aug 26 2018, 20:12 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Aug 25 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

@Reception123 is anybody able to take this one up? I'm using a messy workaround at the moment and as each day goes by I add more articles, which means more to fix when I have a solution to the og:image problem.

Aug 25 2018, 23:21 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Aug 24 2018

Michaeldakin closed T3502: Disable Wiki Export Feature as Resolved.

This task was for blocking export feature, but it was decided not to implement a solution. Moderation was also discussed, but that is now been managed on T3505. So closing this task now @Reception123. Thanks for your help on the export issue and we can monitor Extension:Moderation on T3505.

Aug 24 2018, 07:07 · Configuration
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3505: Extension:Moderation.

@Reception123; @John Nope, I don't want different settings to the default. This is what I put on T3502:

Aug 24 2018, 07:03 · MacFan4000

Aug 23 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO.

The extension has been around a long time. My understanding is that when you push a open graph item to HTML for it to accept it, it needs to inclue other meta properties...

Aug 23 2018, 16:44 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions
Herald edited projects for T3512: Security Review for Extension:WikiSEO, added: Import, MediaWiki; removed Configuration.
Aug 23 2018, 15:56 · Extension-Review, MacFan4000, Extensions

Aug 22 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3502: Disable Wiki Export Feature.

@Reception123
I have set the configuration options I would like in bold. To in reality I would like the default in every case.

Aug 22 2018, 18:47 · Configuration
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3503: Extension:ProtectSite playing up.

Hi, My wiki is https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Main_Page

Aug 22 2018, 07:19 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3505: Extension:Moderation.

Thanks AmandaCath. I'll wait and see. If you are not getting demand for it off other wikis and it is a big job to set up, I appreciate it might not be worth Miraheze's time to implement. If I get it, I'll use it. If not I'll work around it :-)

Aug 22 2018, 07:15 · MacFan4000

Aug 21 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3505: Extension:Moderation.

So it is a no to Moderation?

Aug 21 2018, 21:43 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3503: Extension:ProtectSite playing up.

Yes the up on the time out would be good. Then I can add a reminder in my calendar for when I know it is due to expire. Can it be for a fairly extensive period? 3 months or so would be good.

Aug 21 2018, 18:05 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin renamed T3505: Extension:Moderation from Extension:Moderations to Extension:Moderation.
Aug 21 2018, 17:45 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin created T3505: Extension:Moderation.
Aug 21 2018, 17:44 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3502: Disable Wiki Export Feature.

I'm relaxed to stay the way I am based on what you have said. It'll be fine or it won't be - but whichever I can manage it. I can close this to save you the hassle if you like.

Aug 21 2018, 17:30 · Configuration
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3503: Extension:ProtectSite playing up.

Certainly I like the idea of only admins being allowed to create pages. It is the biggest benefit I saw in the ProtectSite extension. Editing control is good rather than having to set it at each page. It's not the best extension I've ever come across :-) The time out should be optional really.

Aug 21 2018, 17:22 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin created T3503: Extension:ProtectSite playing up.
Aug 21 2018, 07:27 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3502: Disable Wiki Export Feature.

Many thanks for the Extension Moderation. I'll need to check into the license option. Where am I searching? Is it a server based license or Mediawiki? I want to be able to edit pages as would my other admins. It is quite a dynamic wiki, changing daily so I couldn't block editing and copying as a wiki wide solution.

Aug 21 2018, 07:04 · Configuration

Aug 20 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3502: Disable Wiki Export Feature.

Ok thanks Wiki1776. I don't want to make it private, so I'll live with the risk. It is a small risk. My Wiki is starting to gain traction, so it will become less of a problem once it is entrenched.

Aug 20 2018, 22:36 · Configuration
Michaeldakin created T3502: Disable Wiki Export Feature.
Aug 20 2018, 21:28 · Configuration

Jul 23 2018

Michaeldakin closed T3384: Images do not display as Invalid.

I reckon this is a local issue, so I'm closing

Jul 23 2018, 21:54 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

I'm at a loss. Other admins can see images. If I paste the link into FB even I can see an image when it renders the link. It has to be local to me, but I've changed nothing on my settings. Can we keep this issue open and I'll try to find what could be affecting images just for me? Do you know of any personal preference etc that could effect this?

Jul 23 2018, 21:44 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

It leaves me at a loss as to what to do. Frustrating. So I logged out and back in, I've cleared cache. I've checked a number of pages and where images showed they no longer do so. I'll chase an admin to see what they can see.

Jul 23 2018, 21:12 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

Ahuh - is this the situation?

Jul 23 2018, 17:43 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

I've cleared my cache many times since last night to try clear the problem

Jul 23 2018, 17:28 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

Even some of your images have gone for a walk :-)

Jul 23 2018, 17:19 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

Interestingly the image on this page shows, which uses a template. https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Adrian_Bailey. Images don't show on this page https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Municipal_Socialism_for_Modern_Scotland which has worked until now. Here is another example that was working >> https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Fire_Service_Conservative_Impact

Jul 23 2018, 16:39 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3384: Images do not display.

No images work for me at the moment. They were working until 11pm CET yesterday and I loaded some images for a key page I need to put links on. I added them to the page without the links yet. The image doesn't show. If I click on it, I go to the file, but no image shows. If you link to this page can you see the images https://wiki.campaign-labour.org/wiki/Labour_Campaigning_Toolkit?

Jul 23 2018, 16:33 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin updated the task description for T3384: Images do not display.
Jul 23 2018, 15:32 · MacFan4000
Michaeldakin triaged T3384: Images do not display as Normal priority.
Jul 23 2018, 15:31 · MacFan4000

Jun 11 2018

Michaeldakin closed T3215: Uploaded PDFs cannot be viewed: Both us Media: and the PDFEmbed Extension as Resolved.

Yep - for some reason my setting in options for PDF had been changed to download. That is a mystery as I certainly didn't change it, so maybe a Firefox update did it. Anyway meant it didn't display in PDFEmbed and it when clicking on [[Media:JRFDaveWatsonmunicipalsocialism.pdf|View PDF]] a download of the file was taking place. This wasn't obvious as the blue download arrow would flicker on probably for one second with a pdf.

Jun 11 2018, 20:12 · MediaWiki, MacFan4000
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3215: Uploaded PDFs cannot be viewed: Both us Media: and the PDFEmbed Extension.

I did some testing on this issue. I noticed that when I was browsing in Firefox and wanted to open a pdf from google search results, it wasn't working. If I copied the pdf link to another browser it worked. So I looked at my page in Chrome (I normally use Firefox) and lo and behold the pdf worked with both embed and image.

Jun 11 2018, 19:59 · MediaWiki, MacFan4000

Jun 10 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3215: Uploaded PDFs cannot be viewed: Both us Media: and the PDFEmbed Extension.

(select item 7 from contents to get straight to section)

Jun 10 2018, 23:16 · MediaWiki, MacFan4000
Michaeldakin raised the priority of T3215: Uploaded PDFs cannot be viewed: Both us Media: and the PDFEmbed Extension from Low to Normal.
Jun 10 2018, 20:31 · MediaWiki, MacFan4000

Jun 8 2018

Michaeldakin triaged T3215: Uploaded PDFs cannot be viewed: Both us Media: and the PDFEmbed Extension as Low priority.
Jun 8 2018, 05:23 · MediaWiki, MacFan4000

Jun 5 2018

Michaeldakin added a comment to T3198: Transfer wiki from campaignlab.miraheze.org to wiki.campaign-labour.org.

Thanks Paladox. I had some trouble getting it to bring up my custom URL, so thought that it wasn't there correctly. I cleared cache and that seemed to make all the difference. All good now...cheers

Jun 5 2018, 07:12

Jun 4 2018

Michaeldakin triaged T3198: Transfer wiki from campaignlab.miraheze.org to wiki.campaign-labour.org as Normal priority.
Jun 4 2018, 22:52
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

Many thanks for your help. Much appreciated.

Jun 4 2018, 22:43 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

My apologies - your instructions were clear enough. Turned off now.

Jun 4 2018, 22:30 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

Hopefully you can see the above image at your end. That is all I have set on Cloudfare. I followed their Cloudfare instructions and set the following on my domain server to point to them.

Jun 4 2018, 22:25 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

When I say... am I good? Am I good with that config to continue down the LE route? Which appeals as you know what you are doing and it is blatantly obvious that I'm winging it :-)

Jun 4 2018, 22:06 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

ok .... I have set cloudfare (cname = mw-lb.miraheze.org) as per your instructions. I've also changed my domain provider (namecheap) to point to cloudfare. Am I good?

Jun 4 2018, 21:57 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

I take it I re-configure on my domain server now and drop the use of CloudFare? LE is an instead of Cloudfare?

Jun 4 2018, 21:44 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.

I'm happy to go with LE. Service is excellent with Miraheze, so I am confident you'll handle it well.

Jun 4 2018, 21:31 · MacFan4000, SSL
Michaeldakin created T3197: Please create Custom domain wiki.campaign-labour.org.
Jun 4 2018, 21:09 · MacFan4000, SSL

May 27 2018

Michaeldakin closed T3154: [[File:example.png | link=pagename]] has stopped working today as Resolved.
May 27 2018, 20:24
Michaeldakin added a comment to T3154: [[File:example.png | link=pagename]] has stopped working today.

My apologies Paladox for wasting your time. I should have seen that and I should have noticed that it was not working properly yesterday. Thanks - it works now.

May 27 2018, 20:24
Michaeldakin triaged T3154: [[File:example.png | link=pagename]] has stopped working today as Normal priority.
May 27 2018, 19:14

May 26 2018

Michaeldakin created T3148: Michael.
May 26 2018, 08:23 · Configuration